Robert Plant | Dreamland – Lost Gem

Robert Plant has never been afraid to veer away from the monolithic overtones of Led Zeppelin. Early in his solo career, he walked a fine line between self-parody and...

Blind Faith | Blind Faith – Lost Gem

In the late 60s, the term 'supergroup' was hardly a part of the English lexicon. Some individuals used to think that Led Zeppelin and The Jeff Beck Group were...

Joey Sykes ~ Classic New Rock – Lost Gem

Every week, I receive a lot of new music to review. It's either a link to a stream or video, a download, or an actual disc in the form...

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...

Aerosmith | Toys In The Attic – Lost Gem

Toys In The Attic is, by all accounts, THE album that launched Aerosmith into the stratosphere. Released in 1975, Toys In The Attic was a natural progression as third...

Billy Joel | Streetlife Serenade (Limited Edition SACD) – CD Review

One tends to forget the unprecedented run of Billy Joel's hits, his decades-long career and his much-heralded residency at Madison Square Garden. Yet there have been some moments in...

Warren Zevon | My Ride’s Here – Lost Gem

Warren Zevon's life reads like a comical send up of almost tragic proportions. His sporadic career was derailed by bouts with alcohol, pessimism, and a tinge of laziness. On...

Fleetwood Mac | Then Play On – Lost Gem

In the 1960s, Fleetwood Mac was regarded as a pure blues band, primarily at the behest of guitarist and songwriter Peter Green. In reality, Green was aiming to transcend...

Yes | Drama – CD Review

From heavy guitars to the semi-hit staccato impressiveness of "Tempus Fugit" to trying to discern where vocalist Trevor Horn doesn't sound like Jon Anderson (but surprised at how much he does),...

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,...