- JONI MITCHELL: TURBULENT INDIGO: 1994: 4 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Won th Grammy for Best Pop Album in 1994. Her best album in years. The album cover was inspired by Vincent Van Gogh as were a couple of the songs and most of the songs influenced by modern life. A return to her 70’s style of music.
- STEVE EARLE: GUY: 2019: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: I am going to see Steve in ten days so I thought I’d better be listening to his latest a little heavier now since he will no doubt be featuring it on this tour.
- VAN MORRISON: DUETS: RE-WORKING THE CATALOG: 2015: 3 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: 16 songs 76 minutes and competently done but was it really necessary? Van singing duets with others- from his past catalog. There isn’t one instance where the new version outshines the original. One of my least listened to Van albums. It is a solid album and the artists he choose to work with were well chosen but- again was it necessary?
- JOHNNY CASH: UNEARTHED: WHO’S GONNA CRY: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: This box set came out a couple months after Johnny Cash’s passing in late 2003. The first three discs are outtakes and unreleased material from the first four Johnny Cash American Recordings albums-the fourth disc are gospel songs he learned from his mother as a child. I didn’t get to the 5th disc in the set today- it is a collection of his best work at American Recordings. Johnny re-works a lot of songs from his past on this box set and there are the covers of others songs. There would be two more albums to be released after this that Johnny had recorded- so all together his American Recordings added up to six albums and this 5 disc box. As a total collection my favorite Johnny Cash.
- JOHNNY CASH: UNEARTHED: TROUBLE IN MIND: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS:
- JOHNNY CASH: UNEARTHED: REDEMPTION SONGS: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS:
- JOHNNY CASH: UNEARTHED: MY MOTHER’S HYMN BOOK: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: