- BERT BACHARACH: THE LOOK OF LOVE: THE BERT BACHARACH COLLECTION: 1998: 3 DISCS: 4 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: I like bringing this out at least once or twice a year to hear Dione Warwick covering Hal David-Bert Bacharach songs- right up there with Glen Campbell covering Jimmy Webb.
- BOB DYLAN: LOVE AND THEFT: 2001: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Released on September 11, 2001. Dylan’s second outstanding album in a row. Mississippi is one of the best Dylan songs of the past few decades. The album was enthusiastically received by fans and critics alike- #5 on the album chart. Dylan was back!
- VAN MORRISON: PAY THE DEVIL: 2006: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: A country album- consisting of 12 covers and 3 Van originals. Van picked great country material- and somehow makes songs you know well by other artists his own.
- STEVE EARLE: EL CORAZON: 1997:5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The Steve Earle comeback continues -this is one of my favorite Steve albums- Taneytown, Telephone Road, N.Y.C., Christmas In Washington, Ft. Worth Blues [his tribute to Townes Van Zandt} I Still Carry You Around- which would spark his next album a bluegrass album with the prudish Del McCoury}
Also listened to the replay of American Top 40- August 16, 1975. A pretty good week-and all three hours of this weeks Neon Beat on Radio George.