- THE BEATLES: THE BEATLES [THE WHITE ALBUM} RE-ISSUE: 2018: DISCS 1 AND 2: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Christmas came early- when I got home yesterday evening the new White Album box set had been delivered. I had to get the big box- 6 CD’s and a Blu Ray. I’d go without meals if I had to. Although I am most anxious to hear Discs 3-6 I started with the first two discs which is the re-mastering of the album that came out 50 years ago this month [November 22, 1968}
- ELVIS COSTELLO: LOOK NOW: 2018: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Second listen to the new EC and it is setting in a little- a great set of songs. On the first listen I thought some of it sounded a bit like the album he made 20 years back with Burt Bacherach- and when I looked at the album credits on this- a few of the songs were written with Bacherach. Also one written with Carole King.
- THE BEATLES: THE BEATLES: THE WHITE ALBUM: ESHER DEMOS: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: I have heard these before but they have never sounded so good. The Beatles at George Harrison’s house doing acoustic demos of what would become The White Album. These are so good they could have been released as the album. The Beatles Unplugged- decades ahead of time.
also listened to last Sunday’s edition of Celtic Crush with Larry Kirwan- on The Loft.