David Bowie | Bowie At The Beeb – Los Gem

David Bowie emerged during the late 60s, gangly and fresh-faced amongst his more bohemian, paisley-powered contemporaries. And while his delivery was deeply steeped in a sort of transcendental folk/mod...

The Yardbirds | Ultimate! – Los Gem

It is widely known that the Yardbirds spawned three of rock’s most influential guitarists — Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. Disjointed anthologies and limited availability of their...

Steely Dan | Everything Must Go – Lost Gem

Steely Dan's Everything Must Go is their second studio album of the 21st century century. It's also the last album to feature guitarist Walter Becker. The overwhelming reception to...

Supertramp | Crisis? What Crisis? – Lost Gem

Supertramp's Crisis? What Crisis? rates right up there for me with their mega 1979 hit Breakfast In America. I know that comparison might not be so very logical — sorry —...

David Bowie | Reality – Lost Gem

It is real or is it Ziggy? Before his time was up, the singer had any number of tricks up his sleeve. Never one to turn away from a...

The Doobie Brothers | Quadio – Lost Gem

The Doobie Brothers’ Quadio box set brings together the quadraphonic mix versions of four classic Doobie Brothers albums: Toulouse Street (1972), The Captain And Me (1973), What Were Once...

Joe Cocker | No Ordinary World – Lost Gem

As rock’s perennial comeback kid, Joe Cocker managed to turn a whiskey-soaked, gravel-grounded voice into a pulsating instrument of its own. His gift for taking others' compositions and giving...

Joni Mitchell | The Complete Geffen Recordings – Lost Gem

Like her friend Neil Young, Joni Mitchell's years with Geffen Records wasn't exactly strewn with joy and happiness. Partly because of her relationship with the label's main chili cheese,...

Elton John | Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Lost Gem

They don't make 'em like they used to. Well, at least Elton John doesn't. In the early 70s, the bespectacled piano man could do no wrong. Aided by the...

Neil Young | Silver & Gold – Lost Gem

On the heels of the congenial reunion he had with Crosby, Stills and Nash in 2000, Neil Young released Silver & Gold, his 23rd solo release that figured is...