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Saturday 12am ET: Feature LP: Jimmy Buffett – Meet Me in Margaritaville: The Ultimate Collection (2003)

Meet Me in Margaritaville: The Ultimate Collection is a Jimmy Buffett greatest hits compilation album consisting of 2 compact discs and 38 songs. Released April 15, 2003.  The album is notable for several newly recorded and updated versions of songs considered as classics in his repertoire. Missing from the mix is fan-favorite and concert-standard “Boat Drinks”.

This collection presents 12 new recordings. As this is a career retrospective and aimed at a more casual audience, the album met criticism due to a quarter of the material being new recordings rather than focus on the original incarnations of the songs.

The following six songs are re-recordings of previously released songs: “The Captain and the Kid”, “He Went to Paris”, “In the Shelter”, “Knees of My Heart”, “Saxophones”, and “Son of a Son of a Sailor”. The new version of “Son of a Son of a Sailor” is a duet with Nadirah Shakoor’. The following four songs are new live recordings: “Desperation Samba (Halloween in Tijuana)”, “Holiday”, “The Pascagoula Run” and “A Pirate Looks at Forty”. Buffett also newly recorded two covers: “”Everybody’s Talkin'” by Fred Neil (but made famous in a recording by Harry Nilsson) and The Beach Boys’ “Sail On Sailor”. Despite being included as the original studio version, “Volcano”‘s fourth verse has been rewritten and overdubbed.

“Margaritaville” – 4:10
“Migration” – 4:14
“Growing Older but Not Up” – 3:26
“Holiday” – 5:24 (Recorded live on 2/10/2001 in Sunrise, FL)
“Come Monday” – 3:09
“Fruitcakes” – 7:39
“We Are the People Our Parents Warned Us About” – 3:21
“Cheeseburger in Paradise” – 2:50
“Jolly Mon Sing” – 3:15
“The Pascagoula Run” – 4:00 (Recorded live on 2/5/2003 in Columbia, SC)
“Tin Cup Chalice” – 3:37
“Pencil Thin Moustache” – 2:51
“Grapefruit/Juicy Fruit” – 2:57
“Coconut Telegraph” – 2:59
“Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes” – 3:17
“Last Mango in Paris” – 3:16
“Fins” – 3:26
“Why Don’t We Get Drunk” – 2:43
“Brown Eyed Girl” – 3:54
“One Particular Harbour” – 5:30
“School Boy Heart” – 4:33
“Everybody’s Talkin'” – 3:00
“Volcano” – 3:38
“Son of a Son of a Sailor” – 4:46
“Take Another Road” – 3:41
“Knees of My Heart” – 3:03
“In the Shelter” – 4:01
“Havana Daydreamin'” – 3:39
“Desperation Samba (Halloween in Tijuana)” – 4:17 (Recorded live on 9/29/2001 in Tinley Park, IL)
“Barefoot Children” – 4:53
“Saxophones” – 3:48
“Cowboy in the Jungle” – 5:08
“He Went to Paris” – 3:56
“Creola” – 7:01
“Bob Robert’s Society Band” – 3:43
“A Pirate Looks at Forty” – 4:33 (Recorded live on 8/20/2002 in Burgettstown, PA)
“Sail On, Sailor”– 2:44
“The Captain and the Kid” – 3:24

Friday 12am ET: Feature LP: Bee Gees – The Ultimate Bee Gees (2009)

The Ultimate Bee Gees is a compilation album released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Bee Gees. Although the group did not start recording until 1963 on Festival Records in Australia, they began calling themselves the “Bee Gees” in 1959 after several name changes such as “Wee Johnny Hayes and the Bluecats”, “The Rattlesnakes” and “BG’s”. Each disc is themed with the first containing more upbeat songs, called A Night Out, and the second containing slower songs and ballads, called A Night In, though the cover art does not distinguish this theme. Liner notes were written by Sir Tim Rice. This also marks the return of the 1970s era logo on an official Bee Gees release, which was last used on the Bee Gees’ 1983 single “Someone Belonging to Someone”.

1. “You Should Be Dancing” 4:16
2. “Stayin’ Alive” 4:43
3. “Jive Talkin'” 3:44
4. “Nights on Broadway” 4:33
5. “Tragedy” 5:02
6. “Night Fever” 3:32
7. “More Than a Woman” 3:17
8. “Fanny (Be Tender with My Love)” 4:04
9. “Spirits (Having Flown)” 5:11
10. “If I Can’t Have You” 3:19
11. “Boogie Child” 4:11
12. “Love You Inside Out” 4:10
13. “You Win Again” 4:00
14. “One” 4:52
15. “Secret Love” 3:32
16. “Alone” 4:49
17. “Still Waters (Run Deep)” 4:08
18. “This Is Where I Came In” 4:52
19. “Spicks and Specks” 2:25

1. “How Deep Is Your Love” 4:02
2. “To Love Somebody” 3:00
3. “Words” 3:17
4. “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” 3:58
5. “Too Much Heaven” 4:55
6. “Emotion” 3:39
7. “Lonely Days” 3:47
8. “Run to Me” 3:12
9. “Love So Right” 3:37
10. “For Whom the Bell Tolls” 3:58
11. “I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You” 3:03
12. “New York Mining Disaster 1941” 2:10
13. “Massachusetts” 2:21
14. “I Started a Joke” 3:08
15. “World” 3:17
16. “First of May” 2:50
17. “Holiday” 2:55
18. “Don’t Forget to Remember” 3:31
19. “Islands in the Stream” (Live) 3:46
20. “Heartbreaker” (Live) 1:05
21. “Guilty” (Live) 2:23
22. “Melody Fair” 3:48

Thursday 12am ET: Feature LP: The Who Hits 50! (2014)

The Who Hits 50! is a compilation of singles by the English rock band The Who, released October 27, 2014 by Polydor Records. The two-disc set contains every single released by the band in the United Kingdom, with the exceptions of: “A Legal Matter” and “La-La-La-Lies” from 1966; and “Long Live Rock” and the remake of “I’m One” from 1979. At the same time it also contains every single by the band released in the United States throughout their career, with the exceptions of: “The Real Me” from 1974; the reissue of “Substitute” from 1976; and “Long Live Rock” from 1979. A condensed single-disc standard edition appeared as well, both versions in conjunction with the band’s 50th anniversary and associated tour of the same name. The album is notable for containing singles generally not included on other compilation albums, such as the band’s Rolling Stones cover “The Last Time” done as an act of solidarity while Mick and Keith were facing jail time, along with other lesser-known singles “Dogs” and “Call Me Lightning”.

The first disc includes every song from the compilation Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy with the exception “A Legal Matter”, and the second disc includes “Be Lucky”, a track released as a single in support of the compilation and recorded during 2014 sessions for a proposed new studio album. The song is the first new material released by The Who since their 2006 studio album Endless Wire.

The selections were remastered by Jon Astley, and the cover art and packaging reflects the band’s association with the pop art of the 1960s.

1. “Zoot Suit” (billed as The High Numbers) 1:59
2. “I Can’t Explain” 2:05
3. “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere” 2:43
4. “My Generation” 3:18
5. “Substitute” 3:45
6. “The Kids Are Alright” 3:06
7. “I’m a Boy” 2:38
8. “Happy Jack” 2:14
9. “Boris the Spider” 2:30
10. “Pictures of Lily” 2:44
11. “The Last Time” 2:59
12. “I Can See for Miles” 4:08
13. “Call Me Lightning” 2:19
14. “Dogs” 3:01
15. “Magic Bus” 4:36
16. “Pinball Wizard” 3:03
17. “I’m Free” 2:41
18. “The Seeker” 3:22
20. “See Me, Feel Me” 3:30
21. “Won’t Get Fooled Again” (Single version) 3:40
22. “Let’s See Action” 3:57
23. “Bargain” 5:33
24. “Behind Blue Eyes” 3:42

1. “Baba O’Riley” 5:08
2. “Join Together” 4:22
3. “Relay” 3:52
4. “5:15” 4:48
5. “Love, Reign o’er Me” 5:56
6. “Postcard” 3:27
7. “Squeeze Box” 2:40
8. “Slip Kid” 4:36
9. “Who Are You” 5:14
10. “Trick of the Light” 4:27
11. “You Better You Bet” 5:37
12. “Don’t Let Go the Coat” 3:44
13. “Athena” 3:46
14. “Eminence Front” 5:39
15. “It’s Hard” 3:47
16. “Real Good Looking Boy” 3:55
17. “It’s Not Enough” 4:03
18. “Be Lucky” 3:19

Wednesday 12am ET: Feature LP: America – 50th Anniversary: The Collection (2019)

America celebrates its half-centennial this year with a trio of compilations that follow the iconic Grammy-winning band to the top of the pop charts, across musical eras, and deep into the hearts of innumerable fans. The multi-platinum-selling group led by founding members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell and known for their memorable and dynamic live performances–have also announced a series of live dates celebrating the anniversary and are on tour now.

The three-disc version of 50th ANNIVERSARY: THE COLLECTION, released July 12, 2019 brings the core of America’s recorded legacy together with choice rarities like an early studio recording of “Ventura Highway,” a live performance of “Riverside,” and an unreleased demo for the #1 hit “Sister Golden Hair.” All of the band’s Top 10 singles are included here: “Horse With No Name,” “Ventura Highway,” “Tin Man,” “Lonely People” and more.

1 A Horse with No Name 4:12
2 I Need You 3:03
3 Sandman 5:08
4 Here 5:27
5 Rainy Day 2:54
6 Three Roses 3:53
7 Riverside (Live on Old Grey Whistle Test) 3:01
8 Children (Live on Old Grey Whistle Test) 3:10
9 Everyone I Meet Is from California (Single Version) 3:05
10 Ventura Highway 3:31
11 To Each His Own 3:14
12 Don’t Cross the River 2:29
13 Only in Your Heart 3:17
14 Cornwall Blank 4:19
15 Till the Sun Comes up Again 2:12
16 Head and Heart 3:49
17 Hat Trick 8:26
18 Muskrat Love 3:06
19 Green Monkey 3:37
20 Submarine Ladies 3:13
21 Molten Love 3:08
22 It’s Life 4:00
23 Rainbow Song 3:52
24 She’s Gonna Let You Down 3:40
25 Tin Man 3:29
26 Another Try 3:21
27 Lonely People 2:30
28 Hollywood 2:53
29 Baby It’s up to You 2:26
30 Old Man Took 3:15
31 Mad Dog (Demo) 2:45
32 Midnight 2:43
33 Sister Golden Hair 3:17
34 Daisy Jane 3:06
35 Woman Tonight 2:22
36 Old Virginia 3:31
37 Company 3:26
38 Today’s the Day 3:16
39 Amber Cascades 2:51
40 Watership Down (Alternate Mix) 4:59
41 Letter 3:07
42 God of the Sun 3:16
43 Political Poachers 2:41
44 Sarah 2:47
45 Are You There 2:53
46 You Can Do Magic 3:57
47 Sergeant Darkness (Demo) 2:55
48 Ventura Highway (Early Take 4) 4:00
49 Sister Golden Hair (Demo) 3:22
50 A Horse with No Name (Live) 4:21

Tuesday 10pm ET: Feature LP: Foreigner – The Definitive Collection (2006)

The Definitive Collection is a double-disc compilation album by the band Foreigner, released March 28, 2006 on Atlantic/Rhino Records.

“Feels Like the First Time”
“Long, Long Way from Home”
“Cold as Ice”
“At War with the World”
“Double Vision”
“Blue Morning, Blue Day”
“Hot Blooded”
“I Have Waited So Long”
“Dirty White Boy”
“Head Games”
“Rev on the Red Line”
“Break It Up”
“Juke Box Hero”
“Waiting for a Girl Like You”
“I Want to Know What Love Is”
“Down on Love”
“Reaction to Action”
“That Was Yesterday”
“Midnight Blue”
“Heart Turns to Stone”
“I Don’t Want to Live Without You”
“Say You Will”
“Just Wanna Hold”
“Just Between You and Me”
“Lowdown and Dirty”
“Soul Doctor”

Tuesday 12am ET: Feature LP: The Who – WHO (2019)

Who (stylised in all caps) is the twelfth studio album by the English rock band the Who, released on December 6, 2019.

1. “All This Music Must Fade” 3:20
2. “Ball and Chain” 4:29
3. “I Don’t Wanna Get Wise” 3:54
4. “Detour” 3:46
5. “Beads on One String” 3:40
6. “Hero Ground Zero” 4:52
7. “Street Song” 4:47
8. “I’ll Be Back” 5:01
9. “Break the News” 4:30
10. “Rockin’ in Rage” 4:04
11. “She Rocked My World” 3:22
12. “This Gun Will Misfire” 3:36
13. “Got Nothing to Prove” 3:38
14. “Danny and My Ponies” 4:02

Monday 4pm ET: Feature Artist – Allman Brothers Band

The Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman (founder, slide guitar and lead guitar) and Gregg Allman (vocals, keyboards, songwriting), as well as Dickey Betts (lead guitar, vocals, songwriting), Berry Oakley (bass guitar), Butch Trucks (drums), and Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson (drums). The band incorporated elements of blues, jazz, and country music, and their live shows featured jam band-style improvisation and instrumentals.

The group’s first two studio releases, The Allman Brothers Band (1969) and Idlewild South (1970) (both released by Capricorn Records), stalled commercially, but their 1971 live release, At Fillmore East, represented an artistic and commercial breakthrough. The album features extended renderings of their songs “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” and “Whipping Post”, and is considered among the best live albums ever made.

Group leader Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident later that year – on October 29, 1971, and the band dedicated Eat a Peach (1972) to his memory, a dual studio/live album that cemented the band’s popularity and featured Gregg Allman’s “Melissa” and Dickey Betts’s “Blue Sky”. Following the motorcycling death of bassist Berry Oakley exactly one year and 13 days later on November 11, 1972, the group recruited keyboardist Chuck Leavell and bassist Lamar Williams for 1973’s Brothers and Sisters. This album included Betts’s hit single “Ramblin’ Man”. These tunes went on to become classic rock radio staples, and placed the group at the forefront of 1970s rock music. Internal turmoil overtook them soon after; the group dissolved in 1976, reformed briefly at the end of the decade with additional personnel changes, and dissolved again in 1982.

The band reformed once more in 1989, releasing a string of new albums and touring heavily. A series of personnel changes in the late 1990s was capped by the departure of Betts. The group found stability during the 2000s with bassist Oteil Burbridge and guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks (the nephew of their original drummer) and became renowned for their month-long string of shows at New York City’s Beacon Theatre each spring. The band retired for good in October 2014 after their final show at the Beacon Theatre.

Butch Trucks committed suicide on January 24, 2017, in West Palm Beach, Florida, at the age of 69. Gregg Allman died from complications arising from liver cancer on May 27, 2017, at his home in Savannah, Georgia, also at the age of 69. The band has been awarded seven gold and four platinum albums, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. Rolling Stone ranked them 52nd on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004.