John Kay | Heretics & Privateers – Lost Gem

John Kay, the voice behind "Born To Be Wild" and "Magic Carpet Ride," returned to his roots in 2001 with an intense and organic folk and blues solo album...

Triumvirat | Illusions On A Double Dimple – Lost Gem

I have to thank my old friend Greg for turning me on to the German progressive band, Triumvirat. And boy, have I always been glad he did. Progressive rock...

The Beach Boys | Hawthorne, CA: Birthplace Of A Musical Legacy – Lost Gem

The second Beach Boys anthology release from Capitol Records, 2001's Hawthorne, CA: Birthplace Of A Musical Legacy is a 57-track collage of session outtakes, live numbers, studio banter, band...

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...