Friday 9/18/2020 1am ET: Feature LP: 3 Doors Down – Away From The Sun (2002)

Away from the Sun is the second studio album recorded by American rock band 3 Doors Down, It was released by Universal Music Group on November 12, 2002. The singles released for the album were as follows: “When I’m Gone”, “The Road I’m On”, “Here Without You”, and “Away from the Sun”. The recording sessions took place during the summer of 2002 with producer and engineer Rick Parashar at London Bridge Studio, in Seattle, Washington. Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson performed live with the band during their premiere party in Biloxi for Away from the Sun. The album has sold eight million copies worldwide, including well over four million in the US alone.

1. “When I’m Gone” 4:21
2. “Away from the Sun” 3:53
3. “The Road I’m On” 3:59
4. “Ticket to Heaven” 3:27
5. “Running Out of Days” 3:31
6. “Here Without You” 3:58
7. “I Feel You” 4:07
8. “Dangerous Game” 3:36
9. “Changes” 3:56
10. “Going Down in Flames” 3:28
11. “Sarah Yellin'” 3:17
12. “This Time” 5:18

Brad Arnold – lead vocals
Matt Roberts – lead guitar, backing vocals
Chris Henderson – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Todd Harrell – bass guitar
Josh Freese – drums
Additional musicians

David Campbell – strings
Rick Hopkins – Hammond B3
Matthew Burgess – percussion
Production

Zach Blackstone – assistant
David Campbell – string arrangements, orchestral arrangement, string conductor, concertmaster
Sandy Brummels – creative director
Steve Churchyard – engineer
Joel Derouin – concertmaster
Ted Jensen – mastering
Suzie Katayama – orchestra manager
Dean Maher – engineer, digital editing, mixing assistant
George Marino – mastering
Frank Ockenfels – photography
Geoff Ott – engineer, digital editing, overdub engineer
Rick Parashar – producer, engineer, digital editing
Bill Richards – product manager
Paul Silveira – mixing assistant
Honchol Sin – assistant engineer, assistant
Gordon Sran – assistant, overdub assistant
Randy Staub – mixing
Tom Sweeney – assistant engineer, assistant
Latif Tayour – assistant engineer, assistant, overdub assistant
Karen Walker – art direction, design

Friday 9/18/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Stevie Wonder – Hotter Than July (1980)

Hotter than July is the nineteenth studio album by American singer, songwriter and musician Stevie Wonder, originally released on Motown’s Tamla label on September 29, 1980. The recording sessions were primarily done at Wonderland Studios, which Wonder had recently acquired, in Los Angeles where he became responsible for writing, producing and arranging his own material for the new album.

Following the commercial and critical disappointment of Wonder’s Journey through the Secret Life of Plants, Wonder felt struggle at the turn of the new decade. He insisted to the media that Journey through the Secret Life of Plants was not as critically acclaimed as his albums during his “classic period” because of Motown’s weak promotion for the album.

Hotter than July peaked at number three on the Billboard Top LPs & Tapes and was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on February 3, 1981. It was Wonder’s most successful album in the UK, peaking at number two on the UK Albums Chart and producing four top ten singles there. The first, third and fourth single were released with music videos.

Hotter than July was nominated for Favorite Soul/R&B Album at the 1982 American Music Awards. Writing for The Rolling Stone Album Guide (2004), J. D. Considine found the album “buoyantly tuneful” and said fans viewed it as a return to form after the commercial disappointment of Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants.

“Did I Hear You Say You Love Me” – 4:07
“All I Do” – 5:06
“Rocket Love” – 4:39
“I Ain’t Gonna Stand for It” – 4:39
“As If You Read My Mind” – 3:37
“Master Blaster (Jammin’)” – 5:07
“Do Like You” – 4:25
“Cash in Your Face” – 3:59
“Lately” – 4:05
“Happy Birthday” – 5:57

Stevie Wonder – vocals, synthesizer, drums, Fender Rhodes, bass guitar, clavinet, background vocals, ARP, vocoder, piano, harpsichord, celeste, keyboards, harmonica, cabasa, percussion, bells, handclaps, flute
Nathan Watts – bass guitar, background vocals
Benjamin Bridges – guitar, background vocals
Dennis Davis – drums on “Did I Hear You Say You Love Me,” “As If You Read My Mind” and “Master Blaster (Jammin’)”
Earl DeRouen – percussion, background vocals
Isaiah Sanders – keyboards, piano, Fender Rhodes, Hammond organ, background vocals
Hank Redd – saxophone, handclaps
Robert Malach – saxophone
Larry Gittens, Nolan A. Smith Jr. – trumpet
Paul Riser – string arrangement
Hank DeVito – steel guitar
Rick Zunigar – guitar
Angela Winbush, Mary Lee Whitney Evans, Susaye Greene Brown, Alexandra Brown Evans, Shirley Brewer, Eddie “Bongo” Brown, Charlie Collins, Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, Michael Jackson, Jamil Raheem, Betty Wright, Ronnie J. Wilson, Charles K. Wilson, Syreeta Wright, Marva Holcolm, Melody McCulley, Delores Barnes – background vocals
Stephanie Andrews, Bill Wolfer, Trevor Lawrence, Dennis Morrison, Kimberly Jackson – handclaps

 

Thursday 9/17/2020 11pm ET: Feature LP 2020: Seether – Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (2020)

Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum is the eighth studio album by South African rock band Seether. It was released on August 28, 2020 through Fantasy Records and was produced by lead vocalist Shaun Morgan. The album’s first single, “Dangerous”, was released ahead of the album in June 2020, as well as “Bruised and Bloodied” in July and “Beg” in August

1. “Dead and Done” 3:27
2. “Bruised and Bloodied” 3:37
3. “Wasteland” 3:59
4. “Dangerous” 3:49
5. “Liar” 4:18
6. “Can’t Go Wrong” 3:47
7. “Buried in the Sand” 4:17
8. “Let It Go” 4:08
9. “Failure” 3:51
10. “Beg” 3:40
11. “Drift Away” 4:52
12. “Pride Before the Fall” 4:12
13. “Written in Stone” 3:37

Shaun Morgan – lead vocals, guitar, production
Dale Stewart – bass
Corey Lowery – guitar, vocals, engineering
John Humphrey – drums
Additional personnel

Matt Hyde – engineering, mixing
Ted Jensen – mastering
Matt Marshall – A&R
Shawn Coss – artwork
Florian Mihr – package design

Thursday 9/17/2020 10pm ET: Feature LP 2020: Marilyn Manson – We Are Chaos (2020)

We Are Chaos (stylized in all caps) is the eleventh studio album by American rock band Marilyn Manson. It was released on September 11, 2020 by Loma Vista Recordings and Concord Music. It was produced by Manson himself and Shooter Jennings.

Upon release, the album received positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has an average score of 80 based on nine reviews, indicating “generally favorable reviews”, the highest score for any of the band’s albums. Album of the Year collected 12 reviews and calculated an average of 82 out of 100. Aggregator AnyDecentMusic? gave the album 7.9 out of 10, based on their assessment of the critical consensus.

Consequence of Sound said the production, musicianship and songwriting found on the album was among the best of the band’s entire discography. Clash described it as a concise record, noting the absence of filler, and said that despite being disparate musicians, Manson and Jennings have “created, if not perfected, a rousing ballad of angst for the Millennials.” NME also complimented the collaboration between the two, praising Manson for focusing more on songwriting than “spectacle” with the album’s lyrics while saying that Jennings’s production resulted in the record being a “stately and varied listen with subtlety to match the spookiness.” They went on to describe it as Manson’s “most human work so far.”

Similarly, Metal Hammer described the lyrics on the record as “more wounded and emotionally raw than [Manson has] ever been”, while Kerrang! said the production evokes a “sense of stateliness at times” and a “sleazy rock club stench at others”, and complimented Manson’s “razor-sharp lyrical tongue”. They went on to say of the album: “It’s not pared back, but WE ARE CHAOS is a less immediately antagonistic and forward prospect than [the band’s] recent output. But that’s a good thing that’s been mastered to darkly brilliant effect here. Unexpected, bold and artistic, Manson remains an artist it is dangerous to underestimate.”

Both Cleveland.com and The Oakland Press dubbed it the album of the week.

1. “Red Black and Blue” 5:03
2. “We Are Chaos” 4:00
3. “Don’t Chase the Dead” 4:17
4. “Paint You with My Love” 4:29
5. “Half-Way & One Step Forward” 3:16
6. “Infinite Darkness” 4:15
7. “Perfume” 3:33
8. “Keep My Head Together” 3:49
9. “Solve Coagula” 4:22
10. “Broken Needle” 5:23
11. “We Are Chaos” (acoustic version) 4:05
12. “Broken Needle” (acoustic version) 5:21

Marilyn Manson – songwriting, vocals, instrumentation, production and artwork
Shooter Jennings – songwriting, instrumentation and production
Juan Alderete – bass
Jamie Douglass – drums
Ted Russell Kamp – bass
Brandon Pertzborn – drums
Aubrey Richmond – fiddle
John Schreffler – guitars, pedal steel guitar
Paul Wiley – guitars

Tony Ciulla – management
Christopher Leckie – layout design
Steve Olmon – session assistant
Mark Rains – engineering
David Spreng – engineering, additional instrumentation, “second layer additional mix”

Thursday 9/17/2020 9pm ET: Feature LP 2020: Old 97’s – Twelfth (2020)

Old 97’s is an American alternative country band from Dallas, Texas. Formed in 1993, they have since released twelve studio albums, two full extended plays, shared split duty on another, and have one live album. Their most recent release is Twelfth.

They are recognized as pioneers of the alt-country movement during the mid-to-late 1990s, along with Uncle Tupelo, Drive-By Truckers, Whiskeytown, The Jayhawks, and The Bottle Rockets.

Lead vocalist and primary songwriter Rhett Miller has described the band’s style as “loud folk”.

The Old 97’s announced that their next studio album, aptly named Twelfth, is set for release August 21, 2020, by ATO Records. The twelve tracks were produced by Vance Powell, who produced Graveyard Whistling. The band noted that the recording sessions in Nashville started on the night of a deadly tornado outbreak and right before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

Here are the tracks featured in tonight’s installment of Feature LP 2020.

1 The Dropouts 03:44
2 This House Got Ghosts 03:46
3 Turn Off the TV 02:44
4 I Like You Better 04:41
5 Happy Hour 04:10
6 Belmont Hotel 02:46
7 Confessional Boxing 03:12
8 Diamonds on Neptune 03:07
9 Our Year 04:03
10 Bottle Rocket Baby 03:27
11 Absence (What We’ve Got) 03:21
12 Why Don’t We Ever Say We’re Sorry 03:36

 

Thursday 9/17/2020 6pm ET: Top 50 Summer Hits of 1969 with Ron Kovacs

Thursday 9/17/2020 4pm ET: Top 30 Summer Hits 1967 with Don Bombard

Thursday 9/17/2020 2pm ET: Tina Turner Collection

Another installment of the Tina Turner Collection

What’s Love Got to Do with It is the eighth solo studio album by Tina Turner, released on Parlophone in 1993. It was the soundtrack album for the 1993 Tina Turner biographical film of the same name, which was released by Touchstone Pictures the same year.

1. “I Don’t Wanna Fight” 6:06
2. “Rock Me Baby” (1993 version) 3:57
3. “Disco Inferno” 4:03
4. “Why Must We Wait Until Tonight” 5:53
5. “Nutbush City Limits” (1993 version) 3:19
6. “(Darlin’) You Know I Love You” (1993 version) 4:27
7. “Proud Mary” (1993 version) 5:25
8. “A Fool in Love” (1993 version) 2:54
9. “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine” (1993 version) 2:49
10. “Stay Awhile” 4:50
11. “I Might Have Been Queen” (1993 version) 4:20
12. “What’s Love Got to Do with It” 3:49

 

 

Thursday 9/17/2020 12pm ET: Feature Artist: Faith Hill

Audrey Faith McGraw (née Perry; born September 21, 1967), known professionally as Faith Hill, is an American singer and record producer. She is one of the most successful country music artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums worldwide.

Hill’s first two albums, Take Me as I Am (1993) and It Matters to Me (1995), were major successes and placed a combined three number ones on Billboard’s country charts. She then achieved mainstream and crossover success with her next two albums, Faith (1998) and Breathe (1999). Faith spawned her first international success in early 1998, “This Kiss”, while Breathe became one of the best-selling country albums of all time, led by the huge crossover success of the songs “Breathe” and “The Way You Love Me”. It had massive sales worldwide and earned Hill three Grammy Awards.

In 2001, she recorded “There You’ll Be” for the Pearl Harbor soundtrack and it became an international success and her best-selling single in Europe. Hill’s next two albums, Cry (2002) and Fireflies (2005), were both commercial successes; the former spawned another crossover single, “Cry”, which won Hill a Grammy Award, and the latter produced the singles “Mississippi Girl” and “Like We Never Loved at All”, which earned her another Grammy Award.

Hill has won five Grammy Awards, 15 Academy of Country Music Awards, six American Music Awards, and several other awards. Her Soul2Soul II Tour 2006 with McGraw became the highest-grossing country tour of all time. In 2001, she was named one of the “30 Most Powerful Women in America” by Ladies Home Journal. In 2009, Billboard named her as the No. 1 Adult Contemporary artist of the 2000s decade and also as the 39th best artist. From 2007 to 2012, Hill was the voice of NBC Sunday Night Football’s intro song. Hill received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2019. Hill is married to American singer Tim McGraw, with whom she has recorded several duets.

 

Thursday 9/17/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Firefall – Elan (1978)

Elan is the third album by Firefall, released in 1978. It featured the single “Strange Way” which reached #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #24 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

“Strange Way” – 4:41
“Sweet and Sour” – 3:29
“Wrong Side of Town” – 2:43
“Count Your Blessings” – 3:29
“Get You Back” – 4:10
“Anymore” – 3:56
“Baby” – 3:45
“Goodbye, I Love You” – 4:19
“Sweet Ann” – 3:20
“Winds of Change” – 3:24
“New Man” – 3:15
“Headed For A Fall” Acoustic Version – 4:10
“Sharpshootin’ At The Senator” – 5:00

Rick Roberts – lead vocals, rhythm acoustic guitar
Larry Burnett – lead vocals, rhythm electric and acoustic guitars
Jock Bartley – lead electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals, electric slide guitar,
David Muse – keyboards, organ, Moog synthesizer, tenor saxophone, flute, harmonica
Mark Andes – bass, backing vocals
Michael Clarke – drums

 

Wednesday 9/16/2020 9pm ET: Across The Tracks

This edition of Across The Tracks features tunes with House in the title.

Wednesday 9/16/2020 4pm ET: Tina Turner Collection (Twenty Four Seven)

Twenty Four Seven is the tenth and final solo studio album by Tina Turner, released on Parlophone/Virgin on October 28, 1999. It is Turner’s last studio album before her retirement from recording.

The album was produced by Mark Taylor and Brian Rawling, the team behind Cher’s Believe, Johnny Douglas (Kylie Minogue, George Michael, All Saints etc.), Terry Britten and Absolute, best known for their work with British pop acts like Lisa Stansfield, Will Young, Atomic Kitten, Gareth Gates, and S Club 7. Bryan Adams guests on both the title track and “Without You”.

In 2000 the album was released as a limited edition special pack with a bonus disc including live recordings from Turner’s 60th birthday celebration in London in November 1999 as well as the promo videos for “When the Heartache Is Over” and “Whatever You Need”.

Twenty Four Seven is Turner’s last full-length studio album before her retirement from recording.

1. “Whatever You Need” 4:49
2. “All the Woman” 4:03
3. “When the Heartache Is Over” 3:44
4. “Absolutely Nothing’s Changed” 3:43
5. “Talk to My Heart” 5:08
6. “Don’t Leave Me This Way” 4:19
7. “Go Ahead” 4:20
8. “Without You” 4:06
9. “Falling” 4:21
10. “I Will Be There” 4:37
11. “Twenty Four Seven” 3:47

Tina Turner – lead vocals
Background vocals – Tracy Ackerman, Bryan Adams, Terry Britten
Acoustic guitar – Pete Lincoln
Bass guitar – Pino Palladino
Guitar – Terry Britten, Phil Hudson, Milton McDonald, Phil Palmer, Adam Phililps, Alan Ross
Harmonica – Peter Hope-Evans
Horns – Duncan Mackay, Mike Stevens, Nichol Thompson
Other instrumentation – Absolute, Marcus Brown, Dave Clews, Johnny Douglas, Graham Stack, Mark Taylor
Keyboards – Mark Taylor
Programming – Bruno Bridges
Strings – The London Musicians Orchestra
Trumpet – Steve Sidwell

Wednesday 9/16/2020 3pm ET: Feature Artist: Lita Ford


Lita Rossana Ford (born 19 September 1958) is an English-born American heavy metal guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. She was the lead guitarist for the Runaways in the late 1970s before embarking on a successful solo career in the 1980s. The 1989 single “Close My Eyes Forever”, a duet with Ozzy Osbourne, remains Ford’s most successful song, reaching No. 8 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Wednesday 9/16/2020 2pm ET: Feature Artist – Righteous Brothers

The Righteous Brothers were originally an American musical duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield. They began performing together in 1962 in the Los Angeles area as part of a five-member group called the Paramours,[1] but adopted the name “The Righteous Brothers” when they embarked on their recording career as a duo. Their most active recording period was in the 1960s and 70s, and although the duo was inactive for some years, Hatfield and Medley reunited in 1981 and continued to perform until Hatfield’s death in 2003. The music they performed is sometimes dubbed “blue-eyed soul”.

Hatfield and Medley had contrasting vocal ranges, which helped them to create a distinctive sound as a duet, but also strong vocal talent individually that allowed them to perform as soloists. Medley sang the low parts with his bass-baritone voice, with Hatfield taking the higher register vocals with his tenor voice.

They had their first major hit with the 1964 song “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'”, produced by Phil Spector and often considered one of his finest works. Other notable hits include “Ebb Tide”, “Soul and Inspiration”, “Rock and Roll Heaven”, and in particular, their version of “Unchained Melody”. Both Hatfield and Medley also had for a time their own solo careers. In 2016, Medley re-formed The Righteous Brothers with Bucky Heard and they continue to perform as a duo.

The Righteous Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. Rolling Stone ranked them No. 16 on its list of the 20 Greatest Duos of All Time.

Hatfield died at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan on November 5, 2003. He was found by Bill Medley and the Righteous Brothers’ road manager Dusty Hanvey. A security guard let them into Hatfield’s room after he had failed to show up at the concert venue when expected. He apparently died in his sleep, hours before a scheduled Righteous Brothers concert. In January 2004, a toxicology report concluded that cocaine use had precipitated a fatal heart attack. The initial autopsy found that Hatfield had advanced coronary disease. The medical examiner stated that “in this case, there was already a significant amount of blockage in the coronary arteries.”

 

Wednesday 9/16/2020 12pm ET: Feature Artist: Trish Yearwood

Patricia Lynn Yearwood (born September 19, 1964) is an American country recording artist, actress, author, television personality, and celebrity chef. She rose to fame with her 1991 debut single “She’s in Love with the Boy”, which became a number one hit on the Billboard country singles chart. Its corresponding self-titled debut album would sell over two million copies. Yearwood continued a series of major country hits during the early to mid-1990s, including “Walkaway Joe” (1992), “The Song Remembers When” (1993), “XXX’s and OOO’s (An American Girl)” (1994), “Believe Me Baby (I Lied)” (1996) and “How Do I Live” (1997).

Yearwood’s 1997 single “How Do I Live” reached number two on the country singles chart and was internationally successful. It appeared on her first compilation (Songbook) A Collection of Hits (1997). The album certified quadruple-platinum in the United States and featured the hits “In Another’s Eyes” and “Perfect Love”. Yearwood had a string of commercial successes over the next several years including the hit singles “There Goes My Baby” and “I Would’ve Loved You Anyway”. She released her tenth studio record Jasper County in 2005, which debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and the top ten of the Billboard 200. It would become her fastest-selling album in the United States. Yearwood signed with Big Machine Records in 2007 and released the critically acclaimed Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love the same year.

Yearwood spent several years on hiatus from her own musical career to focus on other projects. She published three successful cookbooks, which appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list. In 2012, she began a culinary television series on the Food Network called Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, which later won a Daytime Emmy Award. Yearwood has sold over 15 million records worldwide, her work has earned her several awards and nominations, including three Grammy Awards, three awards from the Academy of Country Music, and three awards from the Country Music Association. Yearwood has also been a cast member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1999.