Tagged 2019

Tuesday 10:15pm ET: Feature LP: Cranberries – In The End (2019)

In the End is the eighth and final studio album by Irish alternative rock band The Cranberries, released on April 26, 2019 by BMG. It is the band’s first release since the death of singer Dolores O’Riordan, whose vocals are featured posthumously. The surviving instrumentalists pieced together her demos with in-studio recordings over the course of the subsequent year and worked with long-time producer Stephen Street to finalise the album. Critical reception has been positive.

Guitarist Noel Hogan and vocalist Dolores O’Riordan began composing songs for the album while on tour in May 2017; the first track that Hogan wrote was “A Place I Know” while touring in Poland. The band ended up canceling several North American tour dates when O’Riordan suffered a herniated disc. That June, Hogan spent time in France writing and sending his demos to O’Riordan in New York City to add lyrics. Together they wrote and demoed 11 songs that winter, with the final emails from O’Riordan arriving to Hogan hours before she died. The surviving bandmates set aside her vocals for several months following her death and after getting the full support from O’Riordan’s family, they brought in Stephen Street—who produced several of their early albums—to complete the recording sessions in April and May. The voice of Dolores O’Riordan has not been retouched by the Auto-tune but required the addition of backing vocalist Johanna Cranitch to fill few holes in the demos. Cranitch had toured with the band in 2012. By October 2018, the recordings were complete. A month earlier, Noel Hogan confirmed that the Cranberries moniker will be retired after the album’s release.

The album’s cover image was taken by the band’s original photographer Andy Earl and sleeve designer Cally Calloman. On the first anniversary of her death, “All Over Now” was released as a streaming advance single. The song debuted at 25 on the Adult Alternative Songs. On 1 March, they released “The Pressure” for digital streaming, followed by a music video for “All Over Now” on 7 March. “Wake Me When It’s Over” debuted on 19 March. Lastly, the title track was made available on 16 April.

For many of the tracks, the first time they were performed in studio was also the last: the surviving band members had no intentions on performing them live prior to the album’s release.

“All Over Now” – 4:16
“Lost” – 4:00
“Wake Me When It’s Over” – 4:12
“A Place I Know” – 4:26
“Catch Me If You Can” – 4:38
“Got It” – 4:02
“Illusion” – 4:07
“Crazy Heart” – 3:25
“Summer Song” – 3:34
“The Pressure” – 3:22
“In the End” – 2:57

Tuesday 9pm ET: Feature LP: Celine Dion – Courage (2019)

Courage is the twelfth English-language studio album by Canadian singer Celine Dion, released by Columbia Records on November 15, 2019. It is her first English album in six years after Loved Me Back to Life (2013). Dion worked on Courage with various writers and producers, including Sia, David Guetta, Greg Kurstin, Sam Smith, StarGate, Jimmy Napes, Lauv, LP, Jörgen Elofsson, Stephan Moccio, Eg White, Liz Rodrigues of The New Royales, and many more.

In June 2019, Dion ended her Las Vegas residency, Celine and released “Flying on My Own” as a gift to her fans. In September 2019, she embarked on the Courage World Tour and premiered three more new songs: “Imperfections”, “Lying Down” and “Courage”. The album, which includes sixteen songs and four additional tracks on the deluxe edition, received generally favorable reviews from music critics.

1. “Flying on My Own” 3:32
2. “Lovers Never Die” 2:51
3. “Falling in Love Again” 3:51
4. “Lying Down” 3:58
5. “Courage” 4:14
6. “Imperfections” 3:59
7. “Change My Mind” 3:01
8. “Say Yes” 3:32
9. “Nobody’s Watching” 3:12
10. “The Chase” 3:49
11. “For the Lover That I Lost” 2:54
12. “Baby” 3:34
13. “I Will Be Stronger” 3:27
14. “How Did You Get Here” 4:21
15. “Look at Us Now” 3:18
16. “Perfect Goodbye” 3:28
17. “Best of All” 3:23
18. “Heart of Glass” 3:31
19. “Boundaries” 3:22
20. “The Hard Way” 3:24

Tuesday 12am ET: Feature LP: Lady Antebellum – Ocean (2019)

Ocean is the eighth studio album by American country pop trio Lady Antebellum. The album was released on November 15, 2019, through BMLG Records. This is their first album with the label, and first to be produced by Dann Huff.

1. “What If I Never Get Over You” 3:26
2. “Pictures” 2:58
3. “Crazy Love” 3:25
4. “You Can Do You” 4:08
5. “What I’m Leaving For” 3:23
6. “Be Patient with My Love” 5:06
7. “Alright” 3:16
8. “Let It Be Love” 3:38
9. “On a Night Like This” 3:23
10. “Boots” 3:33
11. “The Thing That Wrecks You” (featuring Little Big Town) 4:35
12. “Mansion” 3:12
13. “Ocean” 3:30

Saturday 7pm, Sunday 5pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

Since Monday is Veterans Day, this evening we will be “Super Patriotic” on “Great Soul Performances” saluting our Vets; as well as current active duty personnel, with music from:

The Shirelles, Ray Stevens, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, Lee Greenwood, the Four Fellows, Joel & the Dymensions, SSgt Barry Sadler, Edwin Starr, the Isley Brothers, Stan Zizka & the Del Satins, the Village People, the Monitors, Freda Payne, the 5th Dimension, the Players, Whitney Houston, Jimi Hendrix, Marvin Gaye and others.

In a column of twos, we begin our march at nineteen hundred hours; (oh I forgot, I’m talking to civilians) that’s 7PM EST, 6PM CST, 5PM MST and 4PM PST. Then at 9PM EST, 8PM CST, 7PM MST & 6PM PST, it will be time for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” where you’ll hear:

The Spinners, Tina Turner, Teddy Pendergrass, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, George Benson, Phoebe Snow, M.F.S.B., the Clovers, Randy Crawford, the Manhattans, Diana Ross, the Manhattan Transfer, Willie Clayton and more.

I think you are going to enjoy “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” as I pay tribute to my fellow “Veterans” here on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Wednesday 12am ET: Feature LP: Ringo Starr – What’s My Name (2019)

What’s My Name is the 20th studio album by English musician Ringo Starr. It was released on October 25, 2019 through Roccabella and Universal Music Enterprises. The album was again recorded at Roccabella West, Starr’s home studio, and features collaborations with Joe Walsh, Benmont Tench, Edgar Winter, Steve Lukather, Richard Page and Warren Ham. It also includes a cover of John Lennon’s “Grow Old with Me”, which Starr invited Paul McCartney to sing and play bass guitar on, and a solo version by Starr of “Money (That’s What I Want)”, a Motown song previously recorded by the Beatles.

1. “Gotta Get Up to Get Down” 4:20
2. “It’s Not Love That You Want” 3:34
3. “Grow Old with Me” 3:18
4. “Magic” 4:09
5. “Money (That’s What I Want)” 2:56
6. “Better Days” 2:49
7. “Life Is Good” 3:11
8. “Thank God for Music” 3:38
9. “Send Love Spread Peace” 2:58
10. “What’s My Name” 3:45

Tuesday 11pm ET: Feature LP: Miranda Lambert – Wildcard (2019)

Wildcard is the seventh studio album by American country music artist Miranda Lambert. It was released on November 1, 2019, via RCA Records Nashville. The album was produced by Jay Joyce, marking the first time Lambert has worked with the producer. It features the single “It All Comes Out in the Wash”.

1. “White Trash” 3:10
2. “Mess with My Head” 2:33
3. “It All Comes Out in the Wash” 3:35
4. “Settling Down” 3:17
5. “Holy Water”3:14
6. “Way Too Pretty for Prison” (with Maren Morris) 3:14
7. “Locomotive” 3:14
8. “Bluebird” 3:30
9. “How Dare You Love” 3:37
10. “Fire Escape” 3:49
11. “Pretty Bitchin'” 3:32
12. “Tequila Does” 4:01
13. “Track Record” 3:19
14. “Dark Bars” 4:48

Tuesday 10pm ET: Feature LP: Hootie and The Blowfish – Imperfect Circle (2019)

Imperfect Circle is the sixth studio album by American rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, released on Capitol Records Nashville on November 1, 2019. It is their first new studio album in fourteen years; it has received mixed reviews.

“New Year’s Day” – 3:32
“Miss California” – 3:12
“Wild Fire Love” – 3:33
“Hold On” – 3:22
“Turn It Up” – 3:21
“Not Tonight” – 3:20
“We Are One” – 2:04
“Everybody but You” – 3:30
“Lonely on a Saturday Night” – 3:10
“Why” – 3:19
“Rollin'” – 3:17
“Half a Day Ahead” – 3:24
“Change” – 3:27