Tag: Feature LP

Monday 7/6/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Marc Cohn – Listening Booth: 1970

Listening Booth: 1970 is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, released July 20, 2010.

The album was a collection of Cohn’s favorite songs from 1970, when he was aged 11. He explained: “It was the beginning of me really falling in love with records and albums and becoming obsessed as a fan. I was a little kid dreaming to find a way to make that a career, and that was the music that started me on that path.” He said he was determined to put his own stamp on each song: “For me, it’s like what’s the use of doing something that was initially brilliant and well known if you don’t have anything to bring to it.”

The one song on the album not originally released in 1970 was The Box Tops’ 1967 hit “The Letter”. Cohn said the song was included on the basis of Joe Cocker’s 1970 version.

1. “Wild World” 4:15
2. “Look at Me” 3:06
3. “Maybe I’m Amazed” 3:18
4. “Make It with You” (with India.Arie) 3:51
5. “The Letter” 2:43
6. “The Only Living Boy in New York” 4:27
7. “After Midnight” 2:50
8. “The Tears of a Clown” (with Kristina Train) 3:48
9. “No Matter What” (with Aimee Mann) 3:42
10. “New Speedway Boogie” (with Jim Lauderdale) 4:41
11. “Into the Mystic” 3:14
12. “Long As I Can See the Light” 3:19

Saturday 7/4/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Green Day – Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band (2017)

Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band is the second greatest hits album by American rock band Green Day, released on November 17, 2017.

1. “2000 Light Years Away” 2:25
2. “Longview” 3:56
3. “Welcome to Paradise” 3:45
4. “Basket Case” 3:02
5. “When I Come Around” 2:59
6. “She” 2:15
7. “Brain Stew” 3:14
8. “Hitchin’ a Ride” 2:52
9. “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” 2:35
10. “Minority” 2:49
11. “Warning” 3:43
12. “American Idiot” 2:56
13. “Holiday” 3:52
14. “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” 4:22
15. “Wake Me Up When September Ends” 4:45
16. “Know Your Enemy” 3:11
17. “21 Guns” 5:24
18. “Oh Love” 5:04
19. “Bang Bang” 3:27
20. “Still Breathing” 3:45
21. “Ordinary World” 3:01
22. “Back in the USA” 2:36

Friday 7/3/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Martina McBride – Hits and More (2012)

Hits and More is the second greatest hits package released by American country music singer Martina McBride. It was released on January 16, 2012 in the United Kingdom and January 17, 2012 in the United States. It will be the final release under her contract with RCA Records.

1. “My Baby Loves Me” 2:36
2. “Independence Day” 3:26
3. “Wild Angels” 3:46
4. “A Broken Wing” 3:35
5. “Valentine” (featuring Jim Brickman) 3:13
6. “Happy Girl” 3:28
7. “Whatever You Say” 4:30
8. “I Love You” 2:53
9. “Love’s the Only House” 5:13
10. “Blessed” 4:35
11. “Where Would You Be” 4:33
12. “Concrete Angel” 4:13
13. “This One’s for the Girls” 4:03
14. “In My Daughter’s Eyes” 3:14
15. “Anyway” 4:44
16. “Ride” 3:54
17. “Wrong Baby Wrong Baby Wrong” 3:41
18. “Surrender” 3:44
19. “Straight to the Bone” 4:17
20. “Being Myself” 3:40

Thursday 7/2/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Deep Purple – Infinite (2017)

Infinite is the twentieth studio album by English rock band Deep Purple, released on April 7, 2017.

1. “Time for Bedlam” 4:35
2. “Hip Boots” 3:23
3. “All I Got Is You” 4:42
4. “One Night in Vegas” 3:23
5. “Get Me Outta Here” 3:58
6. “The Surprising” 5:57
7. “Johnny’s Band” 3:51
8. “On Top of the World” 4:01
9. “Birds of Prey” 5:47
10. “Roadhouse Blues” 6:00

Live At Hellfest 2017
“Time For Bedlam”
“Strange Kind Of Woman”
“Uncommon Man”
“The Surprising”
“Birds Of Prey”
“Perfect Strangers”
“Space Truckin'”
“Smoke On The Water”
“Peter Gunn/Hush”

Wednesday 7/1/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Johnny Cash – Forever Words (2018)

Forever Words is a album by various artists recording poetry and lyrics by Johnny Cash set to music for the first time and was released April 6, 2018. The album follows a 2016 book release of the poems entitled Forever Words: The Unknown Poems (ISBN 0399575138). The album includes a posthumously released track by Chris Cornell, who died in 2017.

“Forever/I Still Miss Someone” – Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson
“To June This Morning” – Ruston Kelly and Kacey Musgraves
“Gold All Over the Ground” – Brad Paisley
“You Never Knew My Mind” – Chris Cornell
“The Captain’s Daughter” – Alison Krauss and Union Station
“Jellico Coal Man” – T-Bone Burnett
“The Walking Wounded” – Rosanne Cash
“Them Double Blues” – John Mellencamp
“Body on Body” – Jewel
“I’ll Still Love You” – Elvis Costello
“June’s Sundown” – Carlene Carter
“He Bore It All” – Dailey & Vincent
“Chinky Pin Hill” – I’m with Her
“Goin’, Goin’, Gone” – Robert Glasper featuring Ro James and Anu Sun
“What Would I Dreamer Do?” – The Jayhawks
“Spirit Rider” – Jamey Johnson

Tuesday 6/30/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Paula Abdul – Greatest Hits: Straight Up! (2007)

Greatest Hits: Straight Up! is the second greatest hits compilation by singer Paula Abdul. The album was released on May 8, 2007. The album contains Abdul’s 6 U.S. number-one singles. This compilation also includes the top-20 single “Will You Marry Me?” which was left off her 2000 Greatest Hits album, but excludes the track “Crazy Love”. Like its predecessor album, Greatest Hits: Straight Up! did not chart on the Billboard 200 (though it did chart near the bottom of the R&B Albums chart). As well as containing Abdul’s hits, it includes the Head Over Heels album tracks “If I Were Your Girl” and “It’s All About Feeling Good”.

1. “Forever Your Girl” 4:13
2. “Straight Up” 3:52
3. “Cold Hearted” 3:37
4. “(It’s Just) The Way That You Love Me” 4:01
5. “Knocked Out” 3:32
6. “One or the Other” 4:10
7. “Opposites Attract” (with The Wild Pair) 3:50
8. “Rush Rush” 4:21
9. “The Promise of a New Day” 4:16
10. “Blowing Kisses in the Wind” 4:18
11. “Vibeology” 3:20
12. “Bend Time Back ‘Round” 3:57
13. “Will You Marry Me” 4:24
14. “My Love Is for Real” 4:03
15. “Crazy Cool” 4:02
16. “If I Were Your Girl” 3:55
17. “Ain’t Never Gonna Give You Up” 3:53
18. “It’s All About Feeling Good” 3:46

Monday 6/29/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: George Michael – Symphonica (2014)

Symphonica is a live album by the English singer-songwriter George Michael and the only live album released during his lifetime. Released on March 14, 2014 through Aegean and Virgin EMI Records, Symphonica was Michael’s first album of new recordings since Patience (2004). Michael’s vocals were recorded at the Royal Albert Hall during his Symphonica Tour (2011–12), while the string arrangements were recorded in a studio.

The album contains mostly live versions of songs from his 2011–12 Symphonica Tour, including six of his own compositions (the rest being covers). The album was the final work by both American producer Phil Ramone, who died in March 2013, and by Michael himself, who died on Christmas Day 2016. The lead single, a cover of the Terence Trent D’Arby song “Let Her Down Easy”, debuted at number 53 on the UK Singles Chart in spite of little promotion. The album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and sold 49,989 in its first week. “Patience”, a further song from the tour which does not appear on the final album track listing, was available as a free download for one week only from Amazon.com in the UK to coincide with the album release.

1. “Through” 5:09
2. “My Baby Just Cares for Me” 1:56
3. “A Different Corner” 4:14
4. “Praying for Time” 4:58
5. “Let Her Down Easy” 3:50
6. “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” 5:24
7. “Feeling Good” 3:15
8. “John and Elvis Are Dead” 4:31
9. “Roxanne” 4:20
10. “One More Try” 5:14
11. “Going to a Town” 4:45
12. “Cowboys and Angels” 7:24
13. “Idol” 4:29
14. “Brother Can You Spare a Dime” 4:52
15. “You Have Been Loved” 5:41
16. “Wild Is the Wind” 4:15
17. “You’ve Changed” 4:44

Saturday 6/27/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Aerosmith – O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits (2002)

O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits is a greatest hits album by American hard rock band Aerosmith, released in 2002 by Columbia Records and Geffen Records. A double-disc album, it includes 28 of the band’s biggest hits in chronological order and spans the band’s entire career up to 2002. Also included are two new songs, “Girls of Summer” and “Lay it Down”, which the band recorded in Hawaii.

O, Yeah! has since been certified double platinum. Noticeable on the corners of album cover are the different variations of the Aerosmith logo used throughout the band’s career.

O, Yeah! was re-released as The Essential Aerosmith on September 13, 2011. While the album cover has been changed, with a more straightforward profile picture of the band being used, the actual contents are the same.

1. “Mama Kin” 4:23
2. “Dream On” 4:23
3. “Same Old Song and Dance” 3:53
4. “Seasons of Wither” 5:24
5. “Walk This Way” 3:39
6. “Big Ten Inch Record” 2:13
7. “Sweet Emotion” 4:34
8. “Last Child” 3:27
9. “Back in the Saddle” 4:40
10. “Draw the Line 3:42
11. “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)” 4:23
12. “Angel” 5:07
13. “Rag Doll” 4:24
14. “Janie’s Got a Gun” 5:17
15. “Love in an Elevator” 5:22
16. “What It Takes” 5:12

1. “The Other Side” 4:05
2. “Livin’ on the Edge 6:20
3. “Cryin'” 5:07
4. “Amazing” 5:55
5. “Deuces Are Wild” 3:36
6. “Crazy” 5:16
7. “Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)” 3:25
8. “Pink (The South Beach Mix)” 3:54
9. “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” 4:59
10. “Jaded” (from Just Push Play) 3:34
11. “Just Push Play (Radio remix)” 3:14
12. “Walk This Way 5:11
13. “Girls of Summer” 3:13
14. “Lay It Down” 3:47
15. “Come Together” 3:45
16. “Theme from Spider-Man” 2:58
17. “Toys in the Attic” 3:05

Friday 6/26/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Alabama – Southern Star (1989)

Southern Star is the twelfth studio album from country music band Alabama, released in 1989. The album produced four singles, “Song of the South”, “High Cotton”, the title track and “If I Had You”, all of which reached No. 1 on the Hot Country Singles charts between 1989 and 1990.

“Song of the South” – 3:12
“Down on the River” – 3:05
“High Cotton” – 3:02
“‘Ole’ Baugh Road” – 3:53
“The Borderline” – 4:34 (Features Charlie Daniels providing co-lead vocals)
“I’m Still Dreamin'” – 3:01
“Pete’s Music City” – 3:35
“Southern Star” – 3:11
“If I Had You” – 3:35
“She Can” – 3:39
“I Showed Her” – 4:26
“Barefootin'”- 2:48
“Dixie Fire” – 3:58

Thursday 6/25/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Bob Dylan – Rough and Rowdy Ways (2020)

Rough and Rowdy Ways is the 39th studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on June 19, 2020, through Columbia Records. It is Dylan’s first album of original songs since his 2012 album Tempest, following a trio of albums that covered traditional pop standards.

The album was preceded by the singles “Murder Most Foul”, “I Contain Multitudes”, and “False Prophet”. Rough and Rowdy Ways was released as a double album, with the entirety of the second disc being dedicated to “Murder Most Foul”. It features contributions from Fiona Apple and Blake Mills.

1. “I Contain Multitudes” 4:36
2. “False Prophet” 6:00
3. “My Own Version of You” 6:41
4. “I’ve Made Up My Mind to Give Myself to You” 6:32
5. “Black Rider” 4:12
6. “Goodbye Jimmy Reed” 4:13
7. “Mother of Muses” 4:29
8. “Crossing the Rubicon” 7:22
9. “Key West (Philosopher Pirate)” 9:34
10. “Murder Most Foul” 16:54

Wednesday 6/24/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Cyndi Lauper – Memphis Blues (2010)

Memphis Blues is the tenth studio album by American singer Cyndi Lauper. Regarded as a continuation of her 2008 comeback the album was a nominee for the Grammy Awards 2010 and was released on her 57th birthday, June 22, 2010. According to the Brazilian daily newspaper O Globo, the album had sold 600,000 copies worldwide by November 2010. Memphis Blues was voted the 7th best album of 2010 by the New York Post, and it went on to become Billboard’s biggest selling blues album of 2010. To support the album, Lauper made her biggest tour ever, the Memphis Blues Tour, which had more than 140 shows and covered every inhabited continent of the world.

“Just Your Fool” (featuring Charlie Musselwhite) – 3:35
“Shattered Dreams” (featuring Allen Toussaint) – 3:52
“Early in the Mornin'” (featuring Allen Toussaint and B.B. King) – 3:51
“Romance in the Dark” – 5:42
“How Blue Can You Get?” (featuring Jonny Lang) – 5:21
“Down Don’t Bother Me” (featuring Charlie Musselwhite) – 3:01
“Don’t Cry No More” – 2:43
“Rollin’ and Tumblin'” (featuring Ann Peebles) – 3:26
“Down So Low” – 3:53
“Mother Earth” (featuring Allen Toussaint) – 5:18
“Crossroads” (featuring Jonny Lang) – 4:42

Tuesday 6/23/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Foreigner – Double Vision (1978)

Double Vision is the second studio album by the British-American rock band Foreigner, released on 20 June 1978 by Atlantic Records. Recorded between December 1977 and March 1978, it was Foreigner’s only album co-produced by Keith Olsen and the last recording with bass guitarist Ed Gagliardi who would be later replaced by Rick Wills.

Double Vision was the first in the line of many other recordings in which A&R executive John Kalodner would simply have his name listed twice in liner notes, as a play on the title of this album. The phrase “John Kalodner: John Kalodner” originated when the producer Olsen was wondering just how to credit Kalodner’s involvement in the band and the album. In keeping with the double vision theme, guitarist Mick Jones came up with an idea of doubling the name.

“Tramontane” is the only instrumental track Foreigner have released to date on a studio album.

Mick Jones takes the lead vocals on “Back Where You Belong” and “I Have Waited So Long”.

1. “Hot Blooded” 4:28
2. “Blue Morning, Blue Day” 3:12
3. “You’re All I Am” 3:24
4. “Back Where You Belong” 3:14
5. “Love Has Taken Its Toll” 3:29
6. “Double Vision” 3:44
7. “Tramontane” 3:56
8. “I Have Waited So Long” 4:07
9. “Lonely Children” 3:37
10. “Spellbinder” 4:45

Monday 6/22/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Five Finger Death Punch – A Decade of Destruction (2017)

A Decade of Destruction is the first compilation album by American heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch. It was released on December 1, 2017, by Prospect Park. On October 27, 2017, the band issued “Trouble”, the first of two new songs included on the album.

1. “Trouble” 3:12
2. “Gone Away” 4:35
3. “Lift Me Up” 4:06
4. “Wash It All Away” 3:45
5. “Bad Company” 4:22
6. “Under and Over It” 3:38
7. “Wrong Side of Heaven” 4:31
8. “House of the Rising Sun” 4:07
9. “I Apologize” 4:03
10. “The Bleeding” 4:28
11. “Jekyll and Hyde” 3:26
12. “Remember Everything” 4:38
13. “Coming Down” 4:01
14. “My Nemesis” 3:35
15. “Battle Born” 3:43
16. “Far from Home” 3:32

Saturday 6/20/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Heart – Strange Euphoria (2012)

Strange Euphoria is a career-spanning box set album by Heart. It features several of their hit songs as well as songs by The Lovemongers, solo songs by Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson, a recording by the pre-Heart group Ann Wilson & The Daybreaks that goes back to 1968, and previously unreleased demos and live tracks. A DVD is also included featuring a 1976 concert at Washington State University for the Pullman, Washington-based KWSU-TV concert series The Second Ending in promotion for their debut album Dreamboat Annie.

The Amazon.com exclusive version was released with a bonus CD containing covers of five Led Zeppelin songs, entitled Heart Zeppish. As of July 2017, the bonus disk is no longer available.

“Through Eyes & Glass” (Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson) by Ann Wilson & The Daybreaks
“Magic Man” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson) demo*
“How Deep It Goes” (A. Wilson) demo*
“Crazy On You” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Roger Fisher) demo*
“Dreamboat Annie (Fantasy Child) + Dreamboat Annie Reprise” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson) edit*
“Love Alive” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Fisher)
“Sylvan Song” (N. Wilson, Fisher)
“Dream Of The Archer” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Fisher)
“White Lightning & Wine” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson) live at the Aquarius*
“Barracuda” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Fisher, Michael DeRosier) live from BBC Radio Concert*
“Little Queen” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Fisher, Steve Fossen, Howard Leese, DeRosier)
“Kick It Out” (A. Wilson)
“Here Song” (A. Wilson) demo*
“Heartless” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson) demo*
“Dog & Butterfly” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Sue Ennis) acoustic demo*
“Straight On” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis)
“Nada One” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis)

“Bebe le Strange” (A. Wilson, Ennis, N. Wilson, Fisher)
“Silver Wheels II” (N. Wilson)
“Even It Up” (A. Wilson, Ennis, N. Wilson)
“Sweet Darlin'” (A. Wilson)
“City’s Burning” (A. Wilson, Ennis, N. Wilson) edit
“Angels” (A. Wilson, Ennis)
“Love Mistake” (N. Wilson)
“Lucky Day” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Lisa Dalbello) demo*
“Never” (Holly Knight, Greg Bloch, Connie) live, with John Paul Jones*
“These Dreams” (Martin Page, Bernie Taupin)
“Nobody Home” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis)
“Alone” (Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg)
“Wait For An Answer” (Dalbello)
“Unconditional Love” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis) demo*
“High Romance” (N. Wilson, Ennis, A. Wilson) demo*
“Under The Sky” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis) demo*
“Desire Walks On” (N. Wilson, Ennis, A. Wilson) “Beach demo” version*

“Kiss” (A. Wilson, Ennis, N. Wilson) by The Lovemongers
“Sand” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis, Frank Cox) live, by The Lovemongers
“Everything” (N. Wilson) live, by Nancy Wilson
“She Still Believes'” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis) live*
“Any Woman’s Blues” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis) demo, with the Seattle Blues Revue Horns*
“Strange Euphoria” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis)
“Boppy’s Back” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson) demo*
“Friend Meets Friend” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis) live, by The Lovemongers*
“Love Or Madness” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson) live*
“Skin To Skin” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson)*
“Fallen Ones” (N. Wilson, A. Wilson, Craig Bartock)
“Enough” (Bartock, A. Wilson)
“Lost Angel” (N. Wilson) live*
“Little Problems, Little Lies” (Ben Mink, A. Wilson) by Ann Wilson
“Queen City” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Bartock, Mink)
“Hey You” (N. Wilson, Mink)
“Avalon (Reprise)” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, K. Grindstaff)
“Pre Show” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, R. Fisher, Fossen, J. Hannah, DeRosier, Michael Fisher)
“Heartless” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson)
“White Lightning & Wine” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson)
“Dreamboat Annie” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson)
“Silver Wheels” (N. Wilson)
“Crazy On You” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Fisher)
“Sing Child” (A. Wilson, Fisher, Fossen)
“Soul Of The Sea” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson)
“Devil Delight” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson)
“Magic Man” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson)

Heart Zeppish – Amazon.com exclusive bonus disc
“Going to California” (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) live*
“The Battle of Evermore” (Page, Plant) live, by The Lovemongers
“What Is and What Should Never Be” (Page, Plant) demo, with John Paul Jones*
“Immigrant Song” (Page, Plant) by Ann Wilson
“Misty Mountain Hop” (Jones, Page, Plant) live

Friday 6/19/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: John Lennon – Lennon Legend: The Very Best of John Lennon (1997)

Lennon Legend: The Very Best of John Lennon is the third official compilation album of John Lennon’s solo career, coming after 1975’s Shaved Fish and 1982’s The John Lennon Collection.  Because neither collection spanned Lennon’s releases up to and including 1984’s Milk and Honey, Lennon Legend: The Very Best of John Lennon – considered the definitive Lennon retrospective – was compiled to rectify the situation. It was released in the UK October 27, 1997 through Parlophone and early 1998 in the US by EMI Records.

Lennon Legend: The Very Best of John Lennon peaked at number 3 on the UK Albums Chart and certified 2x Platinum by the BPI in May 1998. The album has also certified Platinum in the US and Canada as of December 2008. In the history of Japanese Oricon chart, Lennon Legend has been one of the longest charting albums that failed to reach top 40, selling more than 190,000 copies up to late 2006.

The album re-entered the UK Chart on June 18, 2007, almost ten years after its release, at number 30. The album also appeared in a commercial for Apple’s iPod touch.

“Imagine” – 3:02
“Instant Karma!” – 3:20
“Mother” – 3:53
“Jealous Guy” – 4:14
“Power to the People” – 3:17
“Cold Turkey” – 5:01
“Love” – 3:23
“Mind Games” – 4:11
“Whatever Gets You thru the Night” – 3:19
“#9 Dream” – 4:46
“Stand By Me” – 3:27
“(Just Like) Starting Over” – 3:55
“Woman” – 3:26
“Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)” – 4:00
“Watching the Wheels” – 3:31
“Nobody Told Me” – 3:33
“Borrowed Time” – 4:30
“Working Class Hero” – 3:49
“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” – 3:33
“Give Peace a Chance” – 4:52