Wednesday, May 30, 2012

James Taylor: "Gorilla"

Released in 1975,
this LP contains some of JT's most-loved tunes;
e.g., "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)"
and "Mexico."

Read more about the LP and James Taylor HERE.

This album includes some of the best session players ever,
plus David Crosby, Graham Nash, Randy Newman, Linda Ronstadt, and Carly Simon!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bert Kaempfert: "The Kaempfert Touch"

Released in 1970,
this is one of many, many recordings by this
easy-listening standard bearer.

Read more about Bert Kaempfert HERE.

Barbra Streisand: "Guilty"

Released in 1980,
this was Barbra Streisand's twenty-second (22nd) studio LP,
and it was her most commercially successful recording.

Read more about the making of this LP HERE.

Photography: Mario Casilli

Foreigner: "Double Vision"

Released in 1978,
"Double Vision" was Foreigner's second (2nd) studio LP,
and it was their most successful recording (in the US).

Read more about Foreigner HERE.

Photography and Design: Norman Seeff

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Art Garfunkel: "Angel Clare"

Release in 1973,
this was Art Garfunkel's first solo LP.

More about this LP HERE.

Art Direction: Ron Coro
Photography: Jim Marshall

The Moody Blues: "A Question of Balance"

Released in 1970,
this was The Moody Blues' sixth (6th) studio LP.

More about this LP HERE.

Cover Painting: Phil Travers
Photo Montage: Mike Goss / David Rohl
Photography: David Rohl

Chicago: " Carnegie Hall"

Released in 1971,
this was Chicago's first (official) live release.

More about the recording of this LP HERE.

Bob & Pauline Wilson: "Somebody Loves You"

Released in 1981,
this LP is the only album released by this duo
under their own name.

Bob & Pauline Wilson were the driving force behind Seawind,
an excellent jazz-fusion band from Hawaii.

Chicago: "13"

Released in 1979,
this was Chicago's thirteenth (13th) LP 

Being as it was 1979,
the band's producers insisted on
bending their style distinctly

The results were not as barfy as they could have been,
but still....  really?  
Chicago? Disco?

Kudos to Da Boyz for surviving!