Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme – Simon and Garfunkel

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme – Simon and Garfunkel

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme [PSR&T] was the third studio album from Simon & Garfunkel [S&G] and was released in October 1966. Compared to their earlier albums which were mostly rush jobs to capitalize on the growing popularity of folk music, this time the record company gave S&G significant freedom and control during the album’s creation.

Electric Ladyland – The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Electric Ladyland – The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Third Studio Album with Hendrix at his Peak The English-American rock band The Jimi Hendrix Experience released their third and final studio album Electric Ladyland in October 1968. It was a double album with 16 songs & a playing time of 75 minutes. Its creation was a painstaking journey with recording sessions split between London’s Olympic Studios…

Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 – George Michael

Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 – George Michael

Not just a sex symbol In the late 1980s, all over the world pop music was synonymous with the two “Michaels” – Michael Jackson and George Michael. For George Michael this was a key moment, the band WHAM! had broken up, his first solo effort Faith which was released in 1987 was a monster hit and had…

Days of Future Passed – The Moody Blues

Days of Future Passed – The Moody Blues

What does a music band do when it lacks critical and commercial success, is in financial debt with their record label, and whose members are leaving? They reinvent themselves with one of the earliest “concept” albums in the history of rock & roll and were able to successfully combine rock music with orchestral interludes, poetry,…

Summertime Dream – Gordon Lightfoot

Summertime Dream – Gordon Lightfoot

Music for folks who care – it is poetry with some legend & geography thrown in Gordon Lightfoot’s twelfth album, Summertime Dream was released in June 1976. By this time Lightfoot was already established as a great songwriter and had achieved success internationally on folk, country & folk-rock music charts. Summertime Dream comprises 10 songs adding to a run…