Monday 9pm: Feature LP: Bob Dylan – Blood On The Tracks (1975) @bobdylantheband

Bob_Dylan_-_Blood_on_the_TracksBlood on the Tracks is the fifteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released in January 1975 on Columbia Records. The album marked Dylan’s return to Columbia after a two-album stint with Asylum Records. Most of the lyrics on the album revolve around heartache, anger, and loneliness.

The album, which followed on the resurgence of critical acclaim for Dylan’s work after Planet Waves, was greeted enthusiastically by fans and critics. In the years following its release it has come to be regarded as one of his best albums; it is common for subsequent records to be labeled his “best since Blood on the Tracks.”. It is also commonly seen as a standard for confessional singer-songwriter albums; though Dylan has denied that the songs are autobiographical, his son Jakob Dylan has stated: “The songs are my parents talking. In 2003, the album was ranked number 16 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, and in 2004, it was placed at number 5 on Pitchfork Media’s list of the top 100 albums of the 1970s.

The album reached #1 on the Billboard 200 charts and #4 on the UK Albums Chart. The single “Tangled Up in Blue” peaked at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The album remains one of Dylan’s best-selling studio releases, with a double-platinum US certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) (Wikipedia)

All songs written and composed by Bob Dylan.

1. “Tangled Up in Blue” 5:42
2. “Simple Twist of Fate” 4:19
3. “You’re a Big Girl Now” 4:36
4. “Idiot Wind” 7:48
5. “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go” 2:55
6. “Meet Me in the Morning” Sep 4:22
7. “Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts” 8:51
8. “If You See Her, Say Hello” 4:49
9. “Shelter from the Storm” 5:02
10. “Buckets of Rain” 3:22

 

 

Feature LP: Def Leppard – Hysteria (1987) 9pm ET

HysteriaHysteria is the fourth studio album by English rock band Def Leppard, released on 3 August 1987 through Mercury Records. It is the band’s best-selling album to date, selling over 20 million copies worldwide, and spawning seven hit singles. The album charted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the UK Albums Chart.

Hysteria was produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange. The title of the album was thought up by drummer Rick Allen, referring to his 1984 auto accident and the ensuing worldwide media coverage surrounding it. It is also the last album to feature guitarist Steve Clark before his death, however, their next album, Adrenalize is the last to feature Clark’s songwriting.

The album is the follow-up to the band’s 1983 breakthrough Pyromania. Hysteria’s creation took over three years and was plagued by delays, including the aftermath of the 31 December 1984 car accident that cost Allen his left arm. Subsequent to the album’s release, Def Leppard published a book entitled Animal Instinct: The Def Leppard Story, written by Rolling Stone magazine Senior Editor David Fricke, on the three-year recording process of Hysteria and the tough times the band endured through the mid-1980s.

Hysteria has earned critical acclaim from a number of sources. In 1988 Q magazine readers voted it as the 98th Greatest Album of All Time, while in 2004, the album was ranked at #472 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. – Wikipedia

 

 

Artist Countdown: Joss Stone Top 25 6p ET @JossStone

josstomeJocelyn Eve Stoker (born 11 April 1987), better known by her stage name Joss Stone, is an English soul singer-songwriter and actress. Stone rose to fame in late 2003 with her multi-platinum debut album, The Soul Sessions, which made the 2004 Mercury Prize shortlist. Her second album, the similarly multi-platinum Mind Body & Soul, topped the UK Albums Chart for one week and spawned the top ten hit “You Had Me”, Stone’s most successful single on the UK Singles Chart to date. Both the album and single received one nomination at the 2005 Grammy Awards, while Stone herself was nominated for Best New Artist, and in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2004[2] was ranked fifth as a predicted breakthrough act of 2004. She became the youngest British female singer whose debut album topped the UK Albums Chart. Stone’s third album, Introducing Joss Stone, released in March 2007, achieved gold record status by the RIAA and yielded the second-ever highest debut for a British female solo artist on the Billboard 200, and became Stone’s first top five album in the United States and first non-top ten album in the United Kingdom.

Stone released her fourth album, Colour Me Free!, on 20 October 2009, which reached the Top 10 on Billboard. Stone released her fifth album, LP1, on 22 July 2011, which reached the Top 10 on Billboard. Throughout her career, Stone has sold 14 million albums worldwide, establishing herself as one of the best-selling artists of her time, best-selling soul artists of the 2000s and best-selling British artists of her time. Her first three albums have sold over 2,722,000 copies in the United States, while her first two albums have sold over 2,000,000 copies in United Kingdom. She has earned numerous awards and accolades, including two BRIT Awards and one Grammy Award out of five nominations. She also made her film acting debut in 2006 with the fantasy adventure film Eragon, and made her television debut portraying Anne of Cleves in the Showtime series The Tudors in 2009.  Stone was the youngest woman on the 2006 Sunday Times Rich List—an annual list of the UK’s wealthiest people—with £6 million. In 2012, her fortune is estimated to be £10 million, making her the fifth richest British musician under 30. The Soul Sessions Vol. 2, a sequel to her debut album, was released on 23 July 2012. This is her fourth consecutive album to reach the Top 10 on Billboard 200.  – Wikipedia

1 You Had Me
2 Tell Me ‘Bout It
3 Fell in Love with a Boy
4 Tell Me What We’re Gonna Do Now (featuring Common)
5 Right to Be Wrong
6 Don’t Cha Wanna Ride
7 Spoiled
8 Super Duper Love
9 Free Me
10 L-O-V-E
11 Baby Baby Baby
12 Take Good Care
13 Somehow
14 Karma
15 Don’t Start Lying To Me Now
16 While You’re Out Looking for Sugar
17 The High Road
18 Pillow Talk
19 Teardrops
20 The Love We Had (Stays on My Mind)
21 Family Affair (with John Legend, Van Hunt)
22 Cry Baby Cry (with Sean Paul, Santana)
23 I Put A Spell On You (with Jeff Beck)
24 The Best Thing About Me Is You (with Rocky Martin)
25 Cry Baby / Piece of My Heart (with Melissa Etheridge)

Artist Countdown: The Police Top 25 Hits 6pm ET @RadioMax

PoliceThe Police were an English rock band formed in London in 1977. For the vast majority of their history, the band consisted of Sting (lead vocals, bass), Andy Summers (guitar) and Stewart Copeland (drums). The Police became globally popular in the late 1970s and are generally regarded as one of the first new wave groups to achieve mainstream success, playing a style of rock that was influenced by punk, reggae, and jazz.

Their 1983 album, Synchronicity, was number one on both the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200, and sold over 8 million copies in the US. The group disbanded in 1986, but reunited in early 2007 for a one-off world tour lasting until August 2008. The band has won a number of music awards throughout their career, including six Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards—winning Best British Group once, an MTV Video Music Award, and in 2003 were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Police have sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, and were the world’s highest-earning musicians in 2008, thanks to their reunion tour.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Every Breath You Take
2 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
3 Don’t Stand So Close to Me
4 De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
5 Wrapped Around Your Finger
6 Message in a Bottle
7 Walking on the Moon
8 Spirits in the Material World
9 Roxanne
10 King of Pain
11 Can’t Stand Losing You
12 Don’t Stand So Close to Me ’86
13 Invisible Sun
14 So Lonely
15 Synchronicity II
16 Roxanne ’97 (featuring Pras)
17 The Bed’s Too Big Without You
18 Secret Journey
19 Fall Out
20 Bring on the Night
21 Canary In A Coalmine
22 Driven To Tears
23 Miss Grandenko
24 Mother
25 Voices Inside My Head

Artist Countdown: Spandau Ballet Top 25 Hits @radiomax @SpandauBallet

Spandau-BalletSpandau Ballet are a British band formed in London in the late 1970s. They were initially inspired by, and an integral part of, the New Romantic movement, becoming one of the most successful groups to emerge during the New Romantic era.

Their debut single “To Cut a Long Story Short“, which reached number five in the UK in 1980, was the first of ten occasions in the 1980s that the band reached the top ten of the UK Singles Chart. They had a UK number one single in 1983 with the song “True”. They also had four albums which reached the top ten of the UK albums chart between 1980 and 1990. The band split acrimoniously in 1990, but reunited in 2009.

1 True
2 Only When You Leave
3 Gold
4 Fight for Ourselves
5 Through the Barricades
6 Round and Round
7 Chant No.1 (I Don’t Need This Pressure On)
8 How Many Lies
9 To Cut a Long Story Short
10 I’ll Fly for You
11 Highly Strung
12 Communication
13 Lifeline
14 Be Free with Your Love
15 Raw
16 The Freeze
17 Musclebound
18 Instinction
19 Pleasure
20 Paint Me Down
21 She Loved Like Diamond
22 Once More
23 Glow
24 Nature of The Beast
25 Gold 2012

Artist Countdown: Sophie Ellis-Bextor Top 20 Hits 7:30pm ET

sebSophie Michelle Ellis-Bextor (born 10 April 1979) is an English singer, songwriter, model and occasional DJ. She first came to prominence in the late 1990s, as the lead singer of the indie rock band Theaudience. After the group disbanded, Ellis-Bextor went solo, achieving widespread success in the early 2000s (decade). Her music is a mixture of mainstream pop, disco, nu-disco, and 1980s electronic influences.

Her solo debut album, Read My Lips, was released in September 2001. The album reached number two on the UK Albums Chart and was certified double platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). The record experienced international success, selling more than 2 million copies worldwide. It produced four singles, three of which reached the top three in the UK. In 2003, Read My Lips won the Edison Award for “Best Dance Album”. Ellis-Bextor’s second album, Shoot from the Hip, was released in October 2003. The album reached number nineteen in the UK and produced two top ten singles. Trip the Light Fantastic, her third album, was released in May 2007 and reached number seven in the UK. The album produced three singles, one of which reached the top ten in the UK.

In 2009, Ellis-Bextor released the Freemasons collaboration “Heartbreak (Make Me a Dancer)” and her first extended play, Sophie Ellis-Bextor: iTunes Live in London. Her fourth studio album, Make a Scene, was released in April 2011 and was a Top 20 success in Russia where it reached No.12 and was certified Gold status. -Wikipedia

1 Murder on the Dancefloor
2 Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love) (with Spiller)
3 Get Over You / Move This Mountain
4 Mixed Up World
5 Music Gets the Best of Me
6 Catch You
7 Take Me Home
8 Heartbreak (Make Me a Dancer) (with Freemasons)
9 I Won’t Change You
10 If You Go
11 Can’t Fight This Feeling (with Junior Caldera)
12 Me and My Imagination
13 Bittersweet
14 Fuck with You (with Bob Sinclar and Gilbere Forte)
15 Make A Scene
16 Off & On
17 Starlight
18 Beautiful (with Mathieu Bouthier)
19 Revolution
20 Today the Sun’s on Us

Artist Countdown: Journey Top 35 Hits – 9pm ET

Journey is an American rock band formed in 1973 in San Francisco by former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch. The band has gone through several phases; its strongest commercial success occurred between 1978 and 1987, after which it temporarily disbanded. During that period, the band released a series of hit songs, including 1981’s “Don’t Stop Believin'”, which became in 2009 the top-selling catalog track in iTunes history. Its parent studio album, Escape, the band’s eighth and most successful, reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and yielded another of their most popular singles, “Open Arms”. Its 1983 follow-up, Frontiers, was almost as successful in the United States, reaching No. 2 and spawning several successful singles; it broadened the band’s appeal in the United Kingdom, where it reached No. 6 on the UK Albums Chart. Journey enjoyed a successful reunion in the mid 1990s, and later regrouped with a series of lead singers.

1 Who’s Crying Now
2 When You Love a Woman
3 Don’t Stop Believin’
4 Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
5 Open Arms
6 I’ll Be Alright Without You
7 Only the Young
8 Girl Can’t Help It
9 Be Good to Yourself
10 Faithfully
11 Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’
12 Send Her My Love
13 The Party’s Over (Hopelessly in Love)
14 Still They Ride
15 Wheel in the Sky
16 Suzanne
17 Message of Love
18 Lights
19 Any Way You Want It
20 Ask the Lonely
21 If He Should Break Your Heart
22 Walks Like a Lady
23 After the Fall
24 Why Can’t This Night Go on Forever
25 Can’t Tame the Lion
26 Just the Same Way
27 After All These Years
28 Stone in Love
29 Where Did I Lose Your Love
30 Anything is Possible
31 All the Way
32 Only Solutions
33 Raised on Radio
34 Dixie Highway
35 Natural Thing
EXTRA Too Late
EXTRA Feeling That Way / Anytime