The year in British music in 2015 was exceptional, featuring great works by Paul Weller, Blur, Noel Gallagher, and Adele, terrific retrospectives on The Jam, an excellent tour by The Who, and fantastic films chronicling the career of Amy Winehouse and Roger Waters’ concert version of The Wall.
A round-up of the books, reissues, box sets and new releases that kept us spinning (and cycling) all year long…. BOOKS Attila the Stockbroker – Arguments Yard: My Autobiography (Cherry Red Books) Subtitled “35 Years of Ranting Verse and Thrash …
John Batdorf proves the timelessness of the Beatles; The Who reach their expiration date; the `Songs Of Aloha’ soundtrack is better than that awful movie.
Here are some music releases to consider for this Friday, October 30, 2015, including The Who “Track Singles” set and Jefferson Airplane’s vinyl reissue of “Surrealistic Pillow.”
by John M. Borack Laurence Juber – “Fingerboard Road” (Solid Air Records) Former Wings guitarist Laurence Juber has released nearly 20 (!) records of exquisite acoustic guitar musings, and on Fingerboard Road the Grammy-winning musician tosses in three originals alongside …
Given The Who’s recent postponement of their scheduled Fall 2015 North American tour due to Roger Daltrey’s health issues, Fathom Events’ cinema screenings on Thursday, October 8th of The Who’s terrific new concert film, The Who Live In Hyde Park, was well timed.
The concert film, LIVE AT SHEA STADIUM 1982, serves as a time capsule for anyone who was a fan of The Who then, in particular for anyone who was at the show.
This new version of The Who’s heralded 1973 rock opera by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Robert Ziegler, has a great deal to offer.
Fans of The Who can look forward to the reissue of the 1972 recording of “Tommy” as performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and Chambre Choir.
Legendary producer Glyn Johns touches on his book, “Sound Man,” and shares his experiences with some of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest artists.