Analogue Productions will have for sale on February 5th a deluxe box set edition of its six double 45rpm 180g Doors reissues. The magnetic door front opening box (there must be a tech-packaging name for it that I don't know) is beautifully and ruggedly manufactured inside and out. It feature a gray cast covering containing a ghostly iconic image of Jim Morrison on the front cover and the group on the back.
Atoms For Peace is a Thom Yorke side project collaboration with producer Nigel Godrich, Red Hot Chili Pepper bassist Flea, drummer Joey Waronker (son of former WB Records exec Lenny), and Brazilian percussionist Moro Rofosco.
Baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan's 1959 major label debut features his self-penned liner notes advocating putting the fun back in jazz and not worrying about hipness. Mulligan states that the album is all about fun and he's not kidding.
The issue here isn't Norah Jones, it's the amount. While Jones "burst upon the scene" more than a decade ago while still in her early thirties with her debut album come away with me, she was hardly an overnight sensation. What's heard on that memorable debut is the result of years of live playing at The Living Room, an intimate, lower Manhattan club that encourages artistic growth over headliners.
One side electric, one side acoustic, both sides of this March, 1965 release announced in both words and music Dylan's liberation from his folk music and "spokesperson for a generation" straight jacket and a turn towards more personal expression.
Richard Thompson's new album Electric due out February 5th was recorded analog at Buddy Miller's Nashville home studio, according to Mr. Thompson in a short interview published in a Florida newspaper. (Thanks to Home Theater's other MF Mark Fleischmann, for sending to me the URL of the interview).