- JIM CROCE: YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM: 1972: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Croce’s major label debut- You Don’t Mess Around With Jim #8 and Operator #17 were hits at the time. Time In A Bottle would become a #1 hit after his death and the album would then go to #1. A fine collection of songs- other favorites-Photographs and Memories, Hey Tomorrow, Tomorrow’s Gonna Be A Brighter Day, A Long Time Ago. Croce was only 30 when he was tragically killed- he looked older- like he had lived life.
- SEALS AND CROFTS:COLLECTION: 1979: 3 1/2 STARS: The definition of soft rock in the early to mid 70’s- they had eight Top 40 hits and they are all on here- the best being Summer Breeze, Diamond Girl, Get Closer and We May Never Pass This Way- pleasant songs. Eight songs here on each side-Only a Seals and Crofts junkie would want more. Summer Breeze is a great summer song I will give them that.
- MARSHALL CRENSHAW: DOWNTOWN: 1985: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Crenshaw’s third album- co-produced by T-Bone Burnett. There were three singles released on the album all good songs but none made the Hot 100- Little Wild One[No.5} Blues Is King, The Distance Between. Other favorites I’m Sorry [But So Is Brenda Lee} and Terrifying Love. A nice power pop album- never understood why Crenshaw wasn’t bigger.
- ELVIS COSTELLO: OUT OF OUR IDIOT: 1987: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: An import – unreleased and rare recordings- b-sides, covers etc from Elvis from 1979 to the mid 80’s- a good collection for the Elvis fan in your family. ELVISISKING!
- THE BEATLES: PLEASE PLEASE ME: 1963: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Starting another journey through The Beatles catalog.
listened to the September 23rd edition of Celtic Crush with Larry Kirwan- on The Loft.