Sunday 3pm: RadioMax Special Feature LP: Dave Matthews Band – Come Tomorrow (2018)

Come Tomorrow is the ninth studio album by Dave Matthews Band, and was released on June 8, 2018. The album is their first since 2012’s Away from the World.

Working between tours at studios in Seattle, Los Angeles and Charlottesville, Dave Matthews Band chose to record with several different producers, including John Alagia, Mark Batson, Rob Cavallo and Rob Evans.

Nine of the 14 tracks on Come Tomorrow were played live prior to the official album announcement on April 25, 2018. “Do You Remember” was debuted at Farm Aid in 2017, “Again and Again” appeared on DMB setlists in 2016 as “Bob Law,” “Samurai Cop” had been a regular at Dave solo, Dave & Tim acoustic and full band shows since 2016, “Here on Out” was played live just once before the announcement and that came on the Seasons of Cuba PBS televised special in 2016 with Dave being backed by The Chamber Orchestra of Havana. The band had regularly featured “Black and Blue Bird” and “Virginia in the Rain” at shows since 2015.

The longest-tenured songs on the album, however, are “Can’t Stop” and “Idea of You,” both of which had been in the band’s rotation since 2006.[ An extended version of “bkdkdkdd” was previously performed live under the title “Be Yourself.”

The cover art for the album is by Béatrice Coron. – Wikipedia

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Monday 10pm: Debut LP Lounge with Willie B

Tonight, April 30 at 10pm Eastern time (US) RadioMaxMusic will be presenting the first, (hastily assembled) episode of “The LP Lounge”. A spin-off of my regular show The Vinyl Resting Place. Our plan is to play complete LPs, one side at a time – interrupting the music only as needed to turn the record over.

These will be the actual vinyl LPs, purchased over the counter, at the time of their release. In most cases – the only way to hear the particular versions we offer, is to have those original LPs. You see, while the songs, and even the specific recordings you’ll hear have been re-issued in some digital format – the LPs we are spinning are of the original quadraphonic releases of these albums.

Tonight we serve up The Isley Brothers 3+3 and Billy Joel’s Piano Man. – I think we’ll have time for a bonus track from Mr. Joel as well.

Don’t let that term “Quadraphonic” Put you off – they sound just fine in Stereo, and, if you listen through headphones, you’ll even get some semblance of the surround field.

You can hear us through the pop-up player on the website http://www.radiomaxmusic.com, or via the TuneIn app. There are rumors we are available through Itunes as well.

So why dedicate a show to the LP, especially after discovering that some of my younger associates were unclear as to what the term LP meant? Well, perhaps a bit of a history lesson;

Record companies produced collections of 78 rpm records by one performer or of one type of music in specially assembled albums as early as 1908. Odeon is often said to have pioneered the “album” in 1909 when it released the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky on 4 double-sided discs in a specially-designed package. However, Deutsche Grammophon had produced an album for its complete recording of the opera Carmen in the previous year. By the time the second world war came around these record sets featured their own colorful paper covers and were in both 10-inch and 12-inch sizes, and could include either a collection of related popular songs, either by performer or style, or extended length classical music, including complete operas and symphonies. The result; when the LP came along and included multiple tracks, the name “album” came along too.

Both the microgroove LP 33 1/3 rpm record and the 45 rpm single records are made from vinyl plastic that is flexible and “unbreakable” (in normal use).

In 1930, RCA Victor launched the first commercially available vinyl long-playing record, marketed as “Program Transcription” discs. These revolutionary discs were designed for playback at 33 1/3 rpm and were pressed on a 16″ diameter plastic disc. These were primarily used for Radio – programs of 30 min duration could be stored or distributed for rebroadcast.

Vinyl’s had a lower surface noise level than the commonly used shellac and was not nearly as fragile. Of course some 78 rpm records were pressed in vinyl instead of shellac, particularly the six-minute 12-inch records produced by V-Disc for distribution to US troops in World War II.

Beginning in 1939 Dr. Peter Goldmark and his staff undertook exhaustive efforts to address problems of recording and playing back narrow grooves and developing an inexpensive, reliable consumer playback system. In 1948, the 12-inch Long Play (LP) 33 1/3 rpm microgroove record album was introduced by the Columbia Record Company at a dramatic New York press conference on June 21, 1948. In February 1949, RCA Victor released the first 45 rpm single, 7 inches in diameter, with a large center hole to accommodate an automatic play mechanism on the changer, so a stack of singles would drop down one record at a time automatically after each play.

Tuesday 9pm: Feature LP – Black Stone Cherry – Family Tree (2018)

Family Tree is the sixth studio album by American rock band Black Stone Cherry. Released on April 20th, 2018, through Mascot Records. The first two singles, “Burnin'” and “Bad Habit”, were released on February 8th, and March 8th, 2018 respectively, with the audio for the latter being released on YouTube on March 9th and the music video on April 6th.

1. “Bad Habit” 3:15
2. “Burnin'” 3:28
3. “New Kinda Feelin'” 3:54
4. “Carry Me On Down the Road” 4:34
5. “My Last Breath” 4:18
6. “Southern Fried Friday Night” 3:26
7. “Dancin’ in the Rain” 3:57
8. “Ain’t Nobody” 5:09
9. “James Brown” 3:58
10. “You Got the Blues” 4:09
11. “I Need a Woman” 3:19
12. “Get Me Over You” 4:32
13. “Family Tree” 5:10

Total length: 53:09

Sunday 3pm: Revamp & Restoration – The Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin

Revamp: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin

 

Restoration: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin

 

are two tribute albums to English performer Elton John and his frequent songwriting partner Bernie Taupin. Both scheduled for release on 6 April 2018, Revamp was described as John’s project and features covers of the duo’s back catalogue by pop, rock and R&B artists, whereas Restoration was seen as Taupin’s project and features covers by country music artists. Revamp will be released via Island Records and Restoration by Universal Music Group Nashville.

 

The release of the albums will coincide with John’s 2018–2021 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Farewell Tour.

Wednesday 9pm: Feature LP: Elton John – Live In Australia (1987)

Live in Australia with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, released in 1987, is the twenty-sixth official album release for Elton John. It is a live album recorded at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on 14 December 1986 with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

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Tuesday 11pm: Feature LP – Too Low For Zero – Elton John (1983)

Too Low for Zero (stylized as 2 ↓ 4 0), released in 1983, is the seventeenth official album release for Elton John. The album marked a comeback for John, whose previous four albums had failed to yield many enduring international hit singles, and had disappointing sales compared to his string of hit records released during the first half of the 1970s. It is his best selling album of the 1980s, earning Platinum certification by the RIAA. It produced several hit songs, each accompanied by successful MTV music videos, and it spent over a year on the Billboard album chart. – Wikipedia

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Tuesday 10pm – Feature LP – Peachtree Road – Elton John (2004)

Peachtree Road is the twenty-seventh studio album by British singer-songwriter Elton John, released in 2004. It was named after Peachtree Road, the northern part of Peachtree Street in Atlanta, where one of John’s four homes is located. This is the only album during his long career on which John has sole credit as producer. On previous projects, he was listed as a co-producer, joined by Clive Franks or Greg Penny; Franks on A Single Man, 21 at 33 and parts of The Fox; Penny on Duets and Made in England. it was recorded in January 2004.

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