Dire Straits | Dire Straits – Lost Gem

In 1978, the Newcastle-born Dire Straits burst onto the music scene with their self-titled debut album Dire Straits, which was released on the Vertigo Records label then a division...

Natural Gas | Natural Gas – CD review

The flurry of musical chair one-offs surfacing seems unstoppable in this age of let’s-see-how-deep-we-can-go-to-uncover-stuff-you-thought-was-lost-forever…Of course, if it’s just now getting to CD, you have to wonder how long it will be before...

Heaven & Hell | The Devil You Know – CD Review

Reunion albums are not typically built for endurance. They can summon fond memories, hint at the greatness that was, but rarely do they live up to the lofty expectations....

Humble Pie | Joint Effort – CD Review

Vintage Rock fans quite often fantasize about unreleased music buried deep in the rock and roll vaults of our favorite artists. Rejoice because Humble Pie’s ‘lost’ album, Joint Effort,...

Jon Anderson | Song Of Seven – Lost Gem

It’s not always easy for well-known players from popular bands to get fully recognized for their solo efforts. The players in Yes seem to have surfed this conundrum better...

Traffic | The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys – Lost Gem

Whether light or heavy, Traffic consistently occupied the charts in both the U.K. and the U.S. during the late 60s and early 70s. With both Dave Mason and Steve...

Bryan Adams | Reckless 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition – CD Review

In 1984, coming off the success of his Cuts Like A Knife breakthrough album, Bryan Adams released his fourth solo album Reckless, and it was an even bigger smash,...

Emerson, Lake & Palmer | Works Volume 2 – Lost Gem

I realize there might very well be a few Emerson, Lake and Palmer albums one would consider better off forgotten. When I asked Greg Lake about 1978’s Love Beach,...

The Allman Brothers Band | Hittin’ The Note – Lost Gem

After nearly 10 years and various personnel shifts, who would have thought the Allman Brothers Band had another great album in them. Even without Dickey Betts on board, Hittin' The...

The Youngbloods | Ride The Wind – Lost Gem

Released in 1971, Ride The Wind is an excellent example of the Youngbloods at their best. Recorded live on November 26, 28, and 29, 1969 in New York City,...