Tuesday 10pm: Feature LP: Bon Jovi – New Jersey (1988)

New Jersey is the fourth studio album by American rock band Bon Jovi, released on September 19, 1988 through Mercury Records. The album was produced by Bruce Fairbairn and recorded at Little Mountain Sound Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The album was the follow-up to the band’s third album, Slippery When Wet, and reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in its second week of release after making its debut at No. 8. It remained at No. 1 for four consecutive weeks. It produced five Billboard Hot 100 top ten hits, the most top ten hits to date for any hard rock/glam metal album, including “Bad Medicine” and “I’ll Be There for You”, which both reached No. 1. The album was certified 7x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album also debuted at No. 1 in the UK and was the band’s first UK No. 1 album. New Jersey was released by the Soviet state-owned record company “Melodiya”, being the first American album ever released in USSR officially. In 2014 to celebrate the band’s 30th anniversary, this album was repackaged with bonus tracks. – Wikipedia

1. “Lay Your Hands on Me” 5:58
2. “Bad Medicine” 5:16
3. “Born to Be My Baby” 4:40
4. “Living in Sin” 4:39
5. “Blood on Blood” 6:16
6. “Homebound Train” 5:10
7. “Wild Is the Wind” 5:08
8. “Ride Cowboy Ride” 1:25
9. “Stick to Your Guns” 4:45
10. “I’ll Be There for You” 5:46
11. “99 in the Shade” 4:29
12. “Love for Sale” 3:58
13. “The Boys Are Back In Town” 4:05
14. “Love Is War” 4:14
15. “Born to Be My Baby (Acoustic Version) 4:53
16. “Homebound Train” 6:32
17. “Judgement Day” 4:18
18. “Full Moon High” 4:42
19. “Growin’ Up the Hard Way” 5:31
20. “Let’s Make It Baby” 5:56
22. “Backdoor to Heaven” 5:51
23. “Now and Forever” 5:34
24. “Wild Is the Wind” 4:55
25. “Stick to Your Guns” 5:15
26. “House of Fire” 5:01
27. “Does Anybody Really Fall in Love Anymore?” 4:57
28. “Diamond Ring” 4:10

Friday 12am: Feature LP: Van Morrison – The Prophet Speaks (2018)

Van Morrison has announced his new album, The Prophet Speaks. His 40th studio album is set for release on December 7th via Caroline International.

On his new effort, Morrison offers six new originals alongside his reinterpretations of classics. Sam Cooke’s “Laughin’ and Clownin’,” John Lee Hooker’s “Dimples,” Solomon Burke’s “Gotta Get You Off My Mind” and Willie Dixon’s “I Love the Life I Live” are among the eight songs he covers.

“It was important for me to get back to recording new music as well as doing some of the blues material that has inspired me from the beginning,” Morrison said in a statement. “Writing songs and making music is what I do, and working with great musicians makes it all the more enjoyable.”

For the rest of this article and a complete track listing, follow this link.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/van-morrison-new-album-the-prophet-speaks-731913/

Thursday 10pm: Feature LP: Neil Young – Songs For Judy (2018)

Songs for Judy captures Neil Young at his mercurial peak, writing songs too fast to release and scrapping albums too fast to remember. In November 1976, on a tour backed by the reunited Crazy Horse, he opened with solo acoustic sets at his buzzed and intimate best. Sanctioned photographer and taper Joel Bernstein and teenage rock journalist Cameron Crowe sorted through recordings of that run, compiling a 20-plus-track mix that, when leaked and bootlegged, eventually came to be known as The Bernstein Tapes. Long circulated among fans, it is perhaps the definitive document of Young in his archetypal solo acoustic guise.

https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/neil-young-songs-for-judy/

1. Songs for Judy (Intro)
2. Too Far Gone
3. No One Seems to Know
4. Heart of Gold
5. White Line
6. Love Is a Rose
7. After the Gold Rush
8. Human Highway
9. Tell Me Why
10. Mr. Soul
11. Mellow My Mind
12. Give Me Strength
13. A Man Needs a Maid
14. Roll Another Number
15. Journey Through the Past
16. Harvest
17. Campaigner
18. Old Laughing Lady
19. The Losing End
20. Here We Are In the Years
21. The Needle and the Damage Done
22. Pocahontas
23. Sugar Mountain

Tuesday 10pm: Feature LP: Paul McCartney & Wings – Red Rose Speedway (2018 Remaster)

Red Rose Speedway is the second studio album by Paul McCartney and Wings. The album was released in 1973 after the relatively weak commercial performance of Wings’ previous album, Wild Life. Red Rose Speedway reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States and “My Love” was a No. 1 single in the US and the most popular track from the album.

1. “Big Barn Bed” 3:48
2. “My Love” 4:07
3. “Get on the Right Thing” 4:17
4. “One More Kiss” 2:28
5. “Little Lamb Dragonfly” 6:20
6. “Single Pigeon” 1:52
7. “When the Night” 3:38
8. “Loup (1st Indian on the Moon)” 4:23
9. “Medley: Hold Me Tight/Lazy Dynamite/Hands of Love/Power Cut” 11:14

2018 remaster

On 18 October 2018, it was officially announced the release on 7 December 2018 of the album reissues of Wild Life and Red Rose Speedway as part of the Paul McCartney Archive Collection series. These album reissues will be published in several editions:

Special Edition 2-CD; the original 9-track album on the first disc, include previously unreleased recordings and non-album singles on a second disc;

Deluxe Edition 3-CD/2-DVD/1-Blu-Ray; the original 9-track album on the first disc, original “double” album on a second disc; previously unreleased recordings and non-album singles on a three disc; DVD includes music videos, the “James Paul McCartney” TV show, “Live And Let Die” in Liverpool and The Bruce McMouse Show with 5.1 format, as well as on Blu-Ray.

Remastered Vinyl 2-LP; includes special edition versions as well as a link to download materials.

Double Album 2-LP; originally conceived version of the album, although it was ultimately simplified to a single plate. Includes reconstructed album version based on original acetates and master tape, as well as a link to download materials.

Disc 2 — Original “double album”

“Night Out”
“Get On The Right Thing”
“Country Dreamer”
“Big Barn Bed”
“My Love”
“Single Pigeon”
“When The Night”
“Seaside Woman”
“I Lie Around”
“The Mess” (Live At The Hague)
“Best Friend” (Live In Antwerp)
“Loup” (1st Indian On The Moon)
“Hold Me Tight/Lazy Dynamite/Hands Of Love/Power Cut”
“Mama’s Little Girl”
“I Would Only Smile”
“One More Kiss”
“Tragedy”
“Little Lamb Dragonfly”

Disc 3 — Bonus Tracks
“Mary Had A Little Lamb”
“Little Woman Love”
“Hi, Hi, Hi”
“C Moon”
“Live And Let Die”
“Get On The Right Thing” (Early Mix)
“Little Lamb Dragonfly” (Early Mix)
“Little Woman Love” (Early Mix)
“1882” (Home Recording)
“Big Barn Bed” (Rough Mix)
“The Mess”
“Thank You Darling”
“Mary Had A Little Lamb” (Rough Mix)
“1882” (Live In Berlin)
“1882”
“Jazz Street”
“Live And Let Die” (Group Only, Take 10)

Tuesday 9pm: Feature LP: Carpenters with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (2018)

Carpenters with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is a compilation album by American duo the Carpenters. It was released on December 7, 2018 by A&M Records and Universal Music Enterprises. The album features Carpenters’ “original vocal and instrumental tracks” accompanied by new orchestral arrangements by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Richard Carpenter served as the album’s producer, arranger and conductor.

The Target store exclusive CD and the Japanese release has Please Mr. Postman as a bonus track.

1. “Overture” 1:29
2. “Yesterday Once More” 3:56
3. “Hurting Each Other” 3:58
4. “I Need to Be in Love” 4:30
5. “For All We Know” 2:56
6. “Touch Me When We’re Dancing” 3:15
7. “I Believe You” 3:53
8. “I Just Fall in Love Again” 5:01
9. “Merry Christmas, Darling” 3:01
10. “Baby It’s You” 3:11
11. “(They Long to Be) Close to You” 3:40
12. “Superstar” 3:51
13. “Rainy Days and Mondays” 3:36
14. “This Masquerade” 4:50
15. “Ticket to Ride” 4:10
16. “Goodbye to Love” 3:58
17. “Top of the World” 2:59
18. “We’ve Only Just Begun” 3:57

Thursday 10pm: Feature LP: Roy Orbison – Black and White 30 (2017)

Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician known for his powerful voice, wide vocal range, impassioned singing style, complex song structures, and dark, emotional ballads. The combination led many critics to describe his music as operatic, nicknaming him “the Caruso of Rock” and “the Big O”. While most male rock-and-roll performers in the 1950s and 1960s projected a defiant masculinity, many of Orbison’s songs instead conveyed vulnerability. His voice ranged from baritone to tenor, and music scholars have suggested that he had a three- or four-octave range. During performances, he was known for standing still and solitary, and for wearing black clothes, to match his dyed jet-black hair and dark sunglasses, which lent an air of mystery to his persona.

A Black & White Night Live is a Roy Orbison music album made posthumously by Virgin Records from the HBO television special, Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night, which was filmed in 1987 and broadcast in 1988. According to the official Roy Orbison discography by Marcel Riesco, the album was released in October 1989 and included the song “Blue Bayou” which because of time constraints had been deleted from the televised broadcast. However it did not include the song “Claudette” and “Blue Angel” which were also cut from the original broadcast for the same reason. The SACD/CD Hybrid Audio Disc includes “Blue Angel” as a bonus track – the SACD/CD Hybrid Disc is contained in a pack with the DVD released by Image Entertainment, USA (ID27700BDVD). “Claudette” was included in later releases of the concert. According to Riesco’s discography, all tracks are now released on the 30 year anniversary “Black & White Night 30.”

On piano was Glen D. Hardin, who had played piano for Buddy Holly as well as Elvis Presley. Lead guitarist James Burton, drummer Ronnie Tutt and bassist Jerry Scheff were also from Presley’s group. Male background vocals and some guitars were provided by Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther and Steven Soles. Female background vocalists were k.d. lang, Jennifer Warnes and Bonnie Raitt.

The show also had a number of celebrities in the audience such as Kris Kristofferson, Billy Idol and Sandra Bernhard.

On February 24, 2017, a 30th anniversary edition, titled Black & White Night 30, was released. The edition has been expanded, re-edited, and remastered, and it is available both as a CD/DVD and a CD/Blu-ray set. This release has sold 161,400 copies as of March 2017.

Tuesday 9pm: Feature LP: Barbra Streisand – Walls (2018)

Walls is the thirty-sixth studio album by American singer and songwriter Barbra Streisand, released on November 2, 2018 by Columbia Records. The lead single “Don’t Lie to Me” was written as a criticism of America’s political climate amid the presidency of Donald Trump, while the title track alludes to Trump’s frequent calls for a wall at the Mexico border. The album is Streisand’s poorest-selling studio album in her 55 year recording career with Columbia Records, selling less than 50,000 units in four weeks. It only stayed on Billboard Magazine’s Top 200 album chart for two weeks. Again her poorest showing in her career.

Walls received acclaim from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Origins has an average score of 84 based on four reviews.

1. “What’s On My Mind”   5:16
2. “Don’t Lie to Me” 3:57
3. “Imagine / What a Wonderful World” 5:20
4. “Walls” 3:54
5. “Lady Liberty” 3:52
6. “What the World Needs Now” 4:36
7. “Better Angels” 4:08
8. “Love’s Never Wrong” 4:06
9. “The Rain Will Fall” 4:42
10. “Take Care of This House” 4:10
11. “Happy Days Are Here Again” 3:53