Tag: Feature LP

Friday 1/27/23 9pm ET: Feature LP: Uriah Heep – Chaos & Colour (2023)

Uriah Heep – Chaos & Colour released January 27, 2023

1 Save Me Tonight
2 Silver Sunlight
3 Hail the Sunrise
4 Age of Changes
5 Hurricane
6 One Nation, One Sun
7 Golden Light
8 You’ll Never Be Alone
9 Fly Like an Eagle
10 Freedom to Be Free
11 Closer to Your Dreams

Mick Box – guitar, backing vocals (1969–present)
Phil Lanzon – keyboards, backing vocals (1986–present)
Bernie Shaw – lead vocals (1986–present)
Russell Gilbrook – drums (2007–present)
Dave Rimmer – bass, backing vocals (2013–present)

Friday 1/27/23 8pm ET: Feature LP: Sam Smith – Gloria (2023)

Gloria is the fourth studio album by English singer and songwriter Sam Smith, released on January 27, 2023 through Capitol Records. It is Smith’s first album since Love Goes (2020). It was preceded by the singles “Love Me More”, “Unholy”, a collaboration with German singer Kim Petras, and “Gimme”, a collaboration with Jamaican musician Koffee and Canadian singer Jessie Reyez. “Unholy” was promoted as the lead single and topped charts in Australia, Austria, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, becoming both Smith and Petras’ first chart-topper in the latter.

Upon release, the album received generally favorable reviews from music critics, whom complimented Smith’s vocal performance, yet were critical of its production, and songwriting.

  1. “Love Me More” 3:23
  2. “No God” 3:17
  3. “Hurting Interlude” 0:18
  4. “Lose You” 3:10
  5. “Perfect” (with Jessie Reyez) 3:51
  6. “Unholy” (with Kim Petras) 2:36
  7. “How to Cry” 2:40
  8. “Six Shots” 2:30
  9. “Gimme” (with Koffee and Jessie Reyez) 2:49
  10. “Dorothy’s Interlude” 0:08
  11. “I’m Not Here to Make Friends” (with Calvin Harris and Jessie Reyez) 3:49
  12. “Gloria” 1:50
  13. “Who We Love” (with Ed Sheeran) 2:42

Sam Smith – vocals (1, 2, 4–9, 11–13), programming (tracks 3, 10), background vocals (6)
Jodi Milliner – bass guitar (1, 2, 5, 7, 8)
Ben Jones – guitar (1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 11)
Reuben James – organ (1), Rhodes (2, 8), piano (5, 8)
Jimmy Napes – programming (1, 2, 4, 5, 9), background vocals (6)
Mikkel S. Eriksen – programming (1, 2, 5, 9)
Tor Erik Hermansen – programming (1, 2, 5, 9)
Alexis Marche Addison – additional vocals (1)
Amber Clemons – additional vocals (1)
Ant Clemons – additional vocals (1)
Ashley Clemons – additional vocals (1)
Cedric Jackson II – additional vocals (1)
Daniel Cagan – additional vocals (1)
Darien Champagne – additional vocals (1)
Dylan Del-Olmo – additional vocals (1)
Eric Bellinger – additional vocals (1)
Jasmine “GoGo” Morrow – additional vocals (1)
Jeremih – additional vocals (1)
Julian Blake Ray – additional vocals (1)
Julian Tabb – additional vocals (1)
Jwan Anthony – additional vocals (1)
Scott Carter – additional vocals (1)
Shameka Marie – additional vocals (1)
Solomon Fulton – additional vocals (1)
Tayler Green – additional vocals (1)
Ty Dolla Sign – additional vocals (1)
Vanessa “Nettie” Wood – additional vocals (1)
Jerry Wonda – bass guitar (1)
Ladonna Young – background vocals (2, 8, 9), vocals (4)
Vula Malinga – background vocals (2, 8, 9), vocals (4)
Patrick Linton – background vocals (2, 9), vocals (4)
Chris Worsey – cello (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13)
Ian Burdge – cello (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13)
Tony Woollard – cello (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13)
Vicky Matthews – cello (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13)
Chris Laurence – double bass (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13)
Stacey Watton – double bass (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13)
Earl Harvin – drums (2, 5, 8)
Simon Hale – string arrangement (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13)
Adrian Smith – viola (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13)
Andy Parker – viola (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13)
Jenny Lewisohn – viola (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13)
John Metcalfe – viola (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13)
Reiad Chibah – viola (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13)
Charis Jenson – violin (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13)
Charlie Brown – violin (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13)
Everton Nelson – violin (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13)
Ian Humphries – violin (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13)
Louisa Fuller – violin (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13)
Lucy Wilkins – violin (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13)
Marianne Haynes – violin (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13)
Natalia Bonner – violin (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13)
Patrick Kiernan – violin (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13)
Perry Montague-Mason – violin (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13)
Richard George – violin (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13)
Steve Morris – violin (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13)
Warren Zielinski – violin (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13)
Blake Slatkin – programming (4)
Cirkut – programming (4), background vocals (6)
Ilya – programming (4), background vocals (6)
Omer Fedi – programming (4); bass guitar, guitar (7)
Nuno Bettencourt – guitar (5)
Jessie Reyez – vocals (5, 9, 11)
Kim Petras – vocals (6)
Mike Hough – background vocals (8)
Loshendrix – programming (8)
Nez – programming (8)
Koffee – vocals (9)
Calvin Harris – programming (11)
Alison Ponsford-Hill – background vocals (12)
Andrew Tipple – background vocals (12)
Caroline Fitzgerald – background vocals (12)
Catriona Holsgrove – background vocals (12)
Christina Gill – background vocals (12)
Edmund Hastings – background vocals (12)
Edward Ballard – background vocals (12)
Edward Grint – background vocals (12)
Elizabeth Poole – background vocals (12)
George Cook – background vocals (12)
Henry Moss – background vocals (12)
Jacqueline Barron – background vocals (12)
James Botcher – background vocals (12)
James Davey – background vocals (12)
Jenni Harper – background vocals (12)
Jonathan Wood – background vocals (12)
Judi Brown – background vocals (12)
Ksynia Loeffler – background vocals (12)
Lotte Betts-Dean – background vocals (12)
Natalie Clifton Griffith – background vocals (12)
Philip Brown – background vocals (12)
Philippa Murray – background vocals (12)
Robin Bailey – background vocals (12)
Ruth Kiang – background vocals (12)
Sara Davey – background vocals (12)
Steve Trowell – background vocals (12)
Vanessa Heine – background vocals (12)
Victoria Meteyard – background vocals (12)
London Voices – choir (12)
Lucy Goddard – chorus master (12)
Ben Parry – musical direction (12)
Johnny McDaid – bass guitar, guitar (13)
Chris Laws – drums (13)
Steve Mac – keyboards (13)
Ed Sheeran – vocals (13)

Friday 1/27/23 5pm ET: Feature LP: Ava Max – Diamonds & Dancefloors (2023)

Diamonds & Dancefloors is the second studio album by American singer Ava Max. It was released on January 27, 2023, through Atlantic Records.

  1. “Million Dollar Baby” 3:04
  2. “Sleepwalker” 3:10
  3. “Maybe You’re the Problem” 3:10
  4. “Ghost” 3:01
  5. “Hold Up (Wait a Minute)” 2:28
  6. “Weapons” 2:31
  7. “Diamonds & Dancefloors” 2:35
  8. “In the Dark” 2:52
  9. “Turn Off the Lights” 2:36
  10. “One of Us” 2:59
  11. “Get Outta My Heart” 3:00
  12. “Cold as Ice” 2:23
  13. “Last Night on Earth” 2:57
  14. “Dancing’s Done” 2:46

Ava Max – vocals
Cirkut – all instruments, programming (tracks 1–5, 7–13)
David Stewart – all instruments, programming (1)
Abraham Dertner – all instruments, programming (2, 3)
Jonas Jeberg – all instruments, programming (2, 3)
Johnny Goldstein – all instruments, programming (5)
Omer Fedi – all instruments, programming (8)
Connor McDonough – all instruments, programming (9, 12, 13)
Burns – all instruments, programming (10)
Jason Evigan – all instruments, programming (11)
Jakke Erixson – all instruments, programming (12)

Friday 1/27/23 1am ET: Feature Live LP: Richard Marx – A Night Out With Friends (2012)

A Night Out With Friends is a two disc live album by Richard Marx with the second disc being a DVD, the second of his career. Accompanying the release of A Night Out With Friends, the live performance video was broadcast on PBS’, Front Row Center concert series, episode 109 began airing on May 31, 2012. Richard Marx’ friends, in order of appearance and song performed: Sara Niemietz (“Keep Coming Back”), Matt Scannell (“You’re A God”), JC Chasez (“This I Promise You”) and Hugh Jackman (“To Where You Are”).

Endless Summer Nights
One Thing Left
Hazard
Through My Veins
When You Loved Me
This I Promise You (with JC Chasez)
The Letter (with Hugh Jackman)
Satisfied
Should’ve Known Better
Right Here Waiting
Over My Head
Wouldn’t Let Me Love You

Thursday 1/26/23 11pm ET: Feature LP: Jefferson Starship – Earth (1978)

Earth is the fourth album by American rock band Jefferson Starship. The album was recorded in 1977, with the same band lineup as the previous album, Spitfire and released February 6, 1978.

The band had not toured in 1977, partly due to Marty Balin’s reluctance to commit to the band. The song “Count on Me” became a Top 10 single, peaking at No. 8. The album hit No. 5 on the Billboard charts. A US and European tour followed. A riot in West Germany occurred after the band decided not to play without Grace Slick, who was inebriated. They lost their guitars and equipment during the riot and played one more tense show on West German TV in Hamburg, after which Slick left the band for one album. Marty Balin led the band for one more show at a Genesis concert at the Knebworth Festival in England using rented equipment. When they returned to the US, drummer John Barbata left the band after a serious car accident. This would be the end of the 1970s line-up and several new members joined the band, as well as a new record producer. Success of this album led to Jefferson Starship being contracted to provide a song for the Star Wars Holiday Special.

  1. “Love Too Good” 6:03
  2. “Count on Me” 3:14
  3. “Take Your Time” 4:08
  4. “Crazy Feelin'” 3:38
  5. “Skateboard” 3:18
  6. “Fire” 4:44
  7. “Show Yourself” 4:36
  8. “Runaway” 5:18
  9. “All Nite Long” 6:28

Marty Balin – lead (2, 4, 6, 8) and backing vocals
Grace Slick – lead (1, 3, 5, 7) and backing vocals, piano (7)
Paul Kantner – lead (9) and backing vocals, rhythm guitar
Craig Chaquico – lead guitar, rhythm guitar (1, 4, 5, 7)
David Freiberg – bass (1-4, 6, 7), organ (5, 8, 9), backing vocals
Pete Sears – bass (5, 8, 9), electric piano (1), organ (1-4, 6, 7), Moog (1, 5, 9), synthesizer (1), piano (2-4, 6), celeste (2), clavinet (4, 6), backing vocals
John Barbata – drums, congas, percussion, backing vocals
Gene Page – strings, horns
Jesse Barish – background vocals

Thursday 1/26/23 10pm ET: Feature LP: Doobie Brothers – The Captain and Me (1973)

The Captain and Me is the third studio album by American rock band The Doobie Brothers. The album was released on March 2, 1973, by Warner Bros. Records. It features some of their most popular hits including “Long Train Runnin'”, “China Grove” and “Without You”. The album is certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA.

  1. “Natural Thing” 3:17
  2. “Long Train Runnin'” 3:25
  3. “China Grove” 3:14
  4. “Dark Eyed Cajun Woman” 4:12
  5. “Clear as the Driven Snow” 5:18
  6. “Without You” 4:58
  7. “South City Midnight Lady” 5:27
  8. “Evil Woman” 3:17
  9. “Busted Down Around O’Connelly Corners” 0:48
  10. “Ukiah” 3:04
  11. “The Captain and Me” 4:53

Tom Johnston – acoustic and electric guitars, harmonica on “Long Train Runnin'”, ARP synthesizer, lead and backing vocals
Patrick Simmons – acoustic and electric guitars, ARP synthesizer, banjo on “The Captain and Me”, lead and backing vocals
Tiran Porter – bass, backing vocals
John Hartman – drums, percussion, backing vocals
Michael Hossack – drums, congas, timbales
Bill Payne – piano on “China Grove”, “South City Midnight Lady” and “Ukiah”, organ on “Without You”, electric piano on “Dark Eyed Cajun Woman”
Jeffrey ‘Skunk’ Baxter – pedal steel guitar on “South City Midnight Lady”
Ted Templeman – percussion, backing vocals on “Without You”[15]
Nick DeCaro – string arrangements on “Dark Eyed Cajun Woman”, “South City Midnight Lady” and “Evil Woman”
Malcolm Cecil, Robert Margouleff – ARP synthesizer programming on “Natural Thing”, “Clear as the Driven Snow”, “South City Midnight Lady” and “Ukiah”

Thursday 1/26/23 9pm ET: Feature LP: Beck, Bogert & Appice (1973)

Beck, Bogert & Appice is the only studio album by the rock band Beck, Bogert & Appice, released on March 26, 1973. The group was a power trio featuring guitarist Jeff Beck (who had already been a member of The Yardbirds), bassist Tim Bogert, and drummer Carmine Appice (both formerly with Vanilla Fudge and Cactus).

The album contains Beck’s version of the song “Superstition” which was written by Stevie Wonder. The song had grown out of a jam session between Beck and Wonder, with Beck introducing Wonder to the song’s iconic opening drum part. In return for Beck’s work on Talking Book, Wonder had given the song to Beck to record and release as his own single, however delays in the release of the Beck, Bogert & Appice album meant that Wonder’s version was released first.

Beck, Bogert & Appice was released in both conventional 2-channel stereo and 4-channel quadraphonic versions. This was the band’s only studio album, as Beck’s departure forced a sudden dissolution in 1974.

  1. “Black Cat Moan” 3:47
  2. “Lady” 5:33
  3. “Oh to Love You” 4:05
  4. “Superstition” 4:19
  5. “Sweet Sweet Surrender” 3:58
  6. “Why Should I Care” 3:33
  7. “Lose Myself with You” 3:18
  8. “Livin’ Alone” 4:13
  9. “I’m So Proud” 4:11

Jeff Beck – guitars, lead vocals on “Black Cat Moan”
Tim Bogert – bass guitar, lead vocals (on “Superstition”, “Why Should I Care”, “Lose Myself with You”), vocals
Carmine Appice – drums, lead vocals (on “Lady”, “Oh to Love You”, “Sweet Sweet Surender”, “Livin’ Alone”, “I’m So Proud”)
Jimmy Greenspoon – piano on “Sweet Sweet Surrender”
Duane Hitchings – piano and Mellotron on “Oh to Love You”
Danny Hutton – background vocals on “Sweet Sweet Surrender”

Thursday 1/26/23 8pm ET: Feature LP: Fish – Suits (1994)

Suits (1994) is the fourth solo album by former Marillion singer Fish, and his third studio album with original material (discounting 1993’s cover project Songs from the Mirror). It is the first album to be released on Fish’s new own label, the Dick Bros Record Company, which he set up after being dropped by Polydor. The album continues the cooperation with producer James Cassidy who had already produced Songs from the Mirror. Cassidy also contributed keyboards recordings and co-wrote five out of ten songs on the original version of this album. Together with keyboardist Foster Paterson, who had been part of the tour line-up since 1992 and co-wrote three tracks, Cassidy takes the role previously held by Mickey Simmonds. Further songwriting credits go to guitarist Robin Boult and bassist David Paton.

The album took Fish the longest time yet to make, several songs on it had already premiered live in summer of 1992.

“Mr 1470” 6:04
“Lady Let It Lie” 6:53
“Emperor’s Song” 6:18
“Fortunes Of War” 7:50
“Somebody Special” 5:22
“No Dummy” 6:16
“Pipeline” 6:43
“Jumpsuit City” 6:49
“Bandwagon” 5:07
“Raw Meat” 7:17

Derek W Dick (Fish) – lead vocals
David Paton – bass guitar, backing vocals
Foster Paterson – keyboards, backing vocals
Frank Usher – guitars
Robin Boult – guitars
Kevin Wilkinson – drums, percussion
James Cassidy – additional keyboards
Lorna Bannon – additional backing vocals
Danny Campbell – additional backing vocals
Know Academy Senior Choir, conducted by Ken Johnson – choir (2)
Marc Duff – whistles and flutes (4, 9)
Charlie McKerron – fiddle (5, 9)
Bill Gilles – saxophone (4, 6)
Fraser Speirs – harmonica (8)
David Murray – bagpipe

Thursday 1/26/23 10am ET: Feature Greatest Hits LP: Wham! – The Best of Wham! (1997)

The Best of Wham!: If You Were There… is the second UK-released compilation to summarise the career of British pop duo Wham!. It was released in 1997, and peaked at number 4 on the UK Albums Chart. The end of the album features a hidden track that was first heard on their debut album, Fantastic.

  1. “If You Were There” 3:43
  2. “I’m Your Man” 4:06
  3. “Everything She Wants” 6:30
  4. “Club Tropicana” 4:30
  5. “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” 3:51
  6. “Like a Baby” 4:16
  7. “Freedom” 5:20
  8. “The Edge of Heaven” 4:37
  9. “Wham Rap!” 6:46
  10. “Young Guns (Go for It!)” 3:41
  11. “Last Christmas” 6:48
  12. “Where Did Your Heart Go?” 5:42

Wednesday 1/25/23 11pm ET: Feature LP: Elton John – Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player (1973)

Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player is the sixth studio album by English singer-songwriter Elton John. Released January 22,1973 by DJM Records, it was John’s sixth normal studio album release, first of his two studio albums released in 1973 (second one was Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, released nine months later), and was his second straight No. 1 album in the US and first No. 1 album in the UK.

The lead single “Crocodile Rock” yielded John his first No. 1 single in both the US and Canada. “Daniel” was also a major hit from the album, giving him his second Canadian No. 1 single on the RPM Top Singles Chart and No. 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and reaching No. 4 in the UK, one place higher than achieved by “Crocodile Rock”.

  1. “Daniel” 3:55
  2. “Teacher I Need You” 4:10
  3. “Elderberry Wine” 3:34
  4. “Blues for My Baby and Me” 5:39
  5. “Midnight Creeper” 3:52
  6. “Have Mercy on the Criminal” 5:58
  7. “I’m Going to Be a Teenage Idol” 3:56
  8. “Texan Love Song” 3:33
  9. “Crocodile Rock” 3:55
  10. “High Flying Bird” 4:12
  11. “Screw You (Young Man’s Blues)” 4:43
  12. “Jack Rabbit” 1:50
  13. “Whenever You’re Ready (We’ll Go Steady Again)” 2:51
  14. “Skyline Pigeon” (Piano version) 3:56

Elton John – vocals, Fender Rhodes (1, 5), mellotron (1, 2), acoustic piano (2-4, 6, 7, 9, 10), harmonium (8), Farfisa organ (9)
Ken Scott – ARP synthesizer (1)
Davey Johnstone – acoustic guitar, electric guitar and Leslie guitar (All tracks); banjo (1), backing vocals (2, 7, 10), sitar (4), mandolin (8)

Dee Murray – bass (All tracks), backing vocals (2, 7, 10)
Nigel Olsson – drums (All tracks), maracas (1), backing vocals (2, 7, 10)
Gus Dudgeon – brass arrangements (3, 5, 7)
Paul Buckmaster – orchestral arrangements (4, 6)
Jean-Louis Chautemps – saxophone (3, 5, 7)
Alain Hatot – saxophone (3, 5, 7)
Jacques Bolognesi – trombone (3, 5, 7)
Ivan Jullien – trumpet (3, 5, 7)

Wednesday 1/25/23 10pm ET: Feature LP: Motley Crue – Dr. Feelgood (1989)

Dr. Feelgood is the fifth studio album by American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe, released on September 1, 1989. Dr. Feelgood topped the Billboard 200 chart, making it the band’s only album to claim this position. It was the first album Mötley Crüe recorded after their quest for sobriety and rehabilitation in 1989. In addition to being Mötley Crüe’s best selling album, it is highly regarded by music critics and fans as the band’s best studio album. This was also the band’s last album to be recorded with lead singer Vince Neil until the 1997 album Generation Swine.

  1. “T.n.T. (Terror ‘n Tinseltown)” 0:42
  2. “Dr. Feelgood” 4:50
  3. “Slice of Your Pie” 4:32
  4. “Rattlesnake Shake” 3:40
  5. “Kickstart My Heart” 4:48
  6. “Without You” 4:29
  7. “Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)” 4:12
  8. “Sticky Sweet” 3:52
  9. “She Goes Down” 4:37
  10. “Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)” 4:40
  11. “Time for Change” 4:45

Vince Neil – lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica, shakers
Mick Mars – lead guitar, backing vocals
Nikki Sixx – bass, (all but Time for Change), backing vocals, organ (Time for Change), piano (Time for Change)
Tommy Lee – drums, backing vocals
Bob Rock – bass (Time for Change), background vocals (Dr. Feelgood, Rattlesnake Shake, Sticky Sweet, She Goes Down)
John Webster – honky tonk piano (Rattlesnake Shake), keyboards & programming
Tom Keenlyside, Ian Putz, Ross Gregory, Henry Christian – Marguerita Horns (Rattlesnake Shake)
Donna McDaniel, Emi Canyn, Marc LaFrance, David Steele – background vocals
Steven Tyler – background vocals (Sticky Sweet), intro (Slice of Your Pie)
Bryan Adams – background vocals (Sticky Sweet)
Jack Blades – background vocals (Same Ol’ Situation, Sticky Sweet)
Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen – background vocals (She Goes Down)
Skid Row, Bob Dowd, Mike Amato, Toby Francis – background vocals (Time for Change)

Wednesday 1/25/23 9pm ET: Feature LP: Black Oak Arkansas – Underdog Heroes (2019)

Black Oak Arkansas is an American Southern rock band named after the band’s hometown of Black Oak, Arkansas. The band reached the height of its fame in the 1970s charting ten albums according to Encyclopedia of Arkansas. Their style is punctuated by multiple guitar players and the raspy voice and on-stage antics of vocalist Jim “Dandy” Mangrum.

Underdog Heroes released May 17, 2019

1 Don’t Let It Show 4:31
2 Underdog Heroes 7:07
3 Channeling Spirits 6:14
4 Ruby’s Heartbreaker 5:50
5 The Wrong Side of Midnight 6:30
6 The Devil’s Daughter 4:34
7 Arkansas Medicine Man 5:47
8 Do Unto Others 5:08
9 You Told Me That You Love Me 4:48
10 Love 4 Rent 4:55
11 The 12 Bar Blues 7:04
12 [Untitled] 4:10

James L. Mangrum (AKA Jim “Dandy” Mangrum) – lead vocals, guitar, washboard (1968–early 1980s, 1983–present)
Sammy B. Seauphine (“Lil Bit”) – duet vocals, backing vocals, washboard (2013–present)
Tim Rossi – lead and rhythm guitarist, backing vocals(2021–present)
Kinley “Barney” Wolfe – bass guitar, backing vocals (1981–1983) (2021–present)
Sammi Jo Bishop – drums (2022)

Wednesday 1/25/23 8pm ET: Feature LP: Scorpions – Animal Magnetism (1980)

Animal Magnetism is the seventh studio album by German rock band Scorpions, released March 31, 1980.

In the 2001 remaster edition by EMI, an extra track “Hey You” (rare single), sung by Rudolf Schenker is included (although Klaus Meine sings the chorus). The song was originally recorded during the Lovedrive sessions in 1978 and released two years later as side-A (together with “The Zoo” as side-B). A shorter remix from 1989 was used on the 2001 and 2015 reissues instead of the longer original single version.

“Lady Starlight” is the only song in the entire Scorpions discography so far (as of 2018) to include an arrangement for strings and orchestral winds.

  1. “Make It Real” 3:49
  2. “Don’t Make No Promises (Your Body Can’t Keep)” 2:55
  3. “Hold Me Tight” 3:53
  4. “Twentieth Century Man” 3:00
  5. “Lady Starlight” 6:15
  6. “Falling in Love” 4:09
  7. “Only a Man” 3:32
  8. “The Zoo” Meine 5:28
  9. “Animal Magnetism” 5:56

Klaus Meine – vocals
Rudolf Schenker – rhythm guitar, lead guitar on tracks 3, 4, 5 and 9, acoustic guitar on track 5, vocals on track 10
Matthias Jabs – lead guitar on tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 and 8, slide guitar on track 9, talk box on track 8
Francis Buchholz – bass
Herman Rarebell – drums
Allan Macmillan – strings and horns arrangements, conductor
Adele Arman, Victoria Richard – violins
Paul Arman – viola
Richard Arman – cello
Charles Elliot – double bass
Melvin Berman – oboe
George Stimpson, Brad Wamaar – French horns

Wednesday 1/25/23 7pm ET: Feature LP: Circa Waves – Never Going Under (2023)

Circa Waves are an English indie rock band formed in Liverpool in 2013. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Kieran Shudall, guitarist Joe Falconer, bassist Sam Rourke, and drummer Colin Jones.

Never Going Under released January 13, 2023

1 Never Going Under 2:14
2 Do You Wanna Talk 2:26
3 Hell on Earth 2:45
4 Your Ghost 3:05
5 Carry You Home 3:15
6 Northern Town 3:47
7 Electric City 2:41
8 Want It All Today 2:43
9 Golden Days 3:50
10 Hold On 3:49
11 Living in the Grey 3:54

Kieran Shudall – lead vocals, rhythm guitar (2013–present)
Joe Falconer – lead guitar, piano, backing vocals (2013–present)
Sam Rourke – bass guitar, keyboard, backing vocals (2013–present)
Colin Jones – drums (2015–present)

Wednesday 1/25/23 6pm ET: Feature LP: Guided By Voices – La La Land (2023)

LA LA LAND Review by Fred Thomas CTSY AllMusic, Released January 20, 2023

Not many rock bands are still exploring new ideas after their 30th album, but Guided by Voices are not like many other bands. Though the lineup of GbV present on 2022’s prog rock-meets-power pop outing Tremblers and Goggles by Rank had only been together since 2017, the album was their 13th release in that short time, with the unmistakable vocals and crooked hooks of founding member Robert Pollard steering the songs down new, weird paths. La La Land is a continuation of Tremblers and Goggles by Rank’s expansive construction, moving further away from the patented short, sharp pop that GbV made their name on in the ’90s and opting for relatively longer song lengths, more complex song structures, and a generally more angular side of the band. Where the last album jumped right into towering prog rock, La La Land takes a little longer to get there. Opener “Another Day to Heal” is a driving banger, made up of crunchy drums and huge power chords and flying by in under two minutes. Pollard applies his mystical melodic style to the jangly sway of “Released into Dementia” and the Beatles-informed harmonies of “Ballroom Etiquette” before blasting off into unknown dimensions with more intricately designed tracks like “Instinct Dwelling.” Moments like the winding, six-minute epic “Slowly on the Wheel” or ominous intro of “Wild Kingdom” aren’t quite like anything GbV has attempted before, which is saying something for a band with hundreds and hundreds of songs in their catalog. La La Land strikes a nice balance between more adventurous experiments with new styles and tunes like “Caution Song” and tracks such as the starkly beautiful “Queen of Spaces” that call on the fractured pop brilliance of the group’s best-known earlier material. La La Land captures the incredibly rare state of a band still sounding fresh and curious on their 37th LP, and shows no indication of Pollard and co. stopping anytime soon.

1 Another Day to Heal 1:48
2 Released Into Dementia 2:19
3 Ballroom Etiquette 2:48
4 Instinct Dwelling 2:47
5 Queen of Spaces 3:00
6 Slowly on the Wheel 5:59
7 Cousin Jackie 4:02
8 Wild Kingdom 3:20
9 Caution Song 2:17
10 Face Eraser 2:50
11 Pockets 3:49

Robert Pollard – lead vocals (1983–2004, 2010–2014, 2016–present), guitar (1983–1992)
Doug Gillard – guitar, backing vocals (1997–2004, 2016–present)
Kevin March – drums, backing vocals (2002–2004, 2014, 2016–present)
Mark Shue – bass, backing vocals (2016–present)
Bobby Bare Jr. – guitar, backing vocals (2016–present)