Plans for their collaboration were made since 2004 but first blossomed into their first single "The High Road" in 2009. An album had to follow, so in 2010 Broken Bells was released to great critical and popular acclaim.
Coproduced by David Bowie, the album contains a balanced selection of well written songs by Ian Hunter and the boys. The band is on a roll, and having Bowie on board to colour in the songs with his distinctive style makes this an essential record for '70s Rock fans all over the globe.
Raitt followed up on her eponymous debut [MOVLP735] with her trademark crossover of Blues, Folk and Californian Rock – delivered with a style and sensuality that has rarely been heard on a record.
Ted Nugents untameable energy is best transmitted live on stage; Double Live Gonzo! (1978) achieves this like no other. He shouts, grunts and squeals, while his guitar does the same. Pure pyrotechnics on 6 strings!
Recorded over several days in 1958 and 1959, What Is There To Say? is one of the finest Cool Jazz records you'll ever hear. Teaming up as a quartet, baritone sax-player Mulligan and co. play 8 tunes, featuring Art Farmer on trumpet, Bill Crow on bass and Dave Bailey on drums.
His last 'pianoless' album, this record oozes the fun and laid-back vibe that must have permeated the studio during these sessions.
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Biggest hit on the album proved to be "Mr. Pitiful", a nickname given to Redding by a local Memphis radio DJ.
Featuring the massive hit "Waiting For A Girl Like You", the album turned into a heavy seller. Combining heavy riffing with effective power balladry, Foreigner claimed their stake in Rock and will live on as a Rock staple for many decades to come.
Often cited as one of his finest works, Sail Away (1972) established Randy Newman as a unique Pop artist like no other. Equally influenced by the vocal delivery of Bob Dylan and by traditional New Orleans R&B, Newman added a healthy dose of humour to the mix to great effect.
Best known track from Sail Away is "You Can Leave Your Hat On", made famous by Joe Cocker a few years later.
Also available: Little Criminals [MOVLP810]
Combining Glam with Pop, Extreme carved out a niche for themselves propelled by a lot of MTV play for "More Than Words" and "Hole Hearted". The album tells a broader story than both hits: powerful Glam with out-of-this world solos are the bread and butter of this album.