- BREAD: THE BEST OF BREAD: 1973: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Has most of the hits they were known for- if you are into their soft rock you’d want to get the cd version which was released later that has all their hits on them. They were one of the best soft rock bands- at times leaning toward wimp rock but they were masters at what they did. A dozen Top 40 hits during their short career.
- LEON RUSSELL” BEST OF LEON: 1976: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Leon Russell only had two Top 40 hits- Tightrope #11 and Lady Blue #14 but was a successful session musician and songwriter for many years and recorded 33 albums in his career. Most of his success came in the 70’s. Near the end of his life he made a comeback when he made an album with a longtime fan of his Elton John and they were nominated for a Grammy. This is a good survey of his work up to the mid-70’s- Delta Lady, This Masquerade and A Song For You- along with the hits are the highlights.
Also listened to Sunday’s edition of Celtic Crush with host Larry Kirwan on The Loft.