T. Rex | Electric Warrior – Lost Gem

For anyone interested in the history of glam rock, the best place to start is with T. Rex's Electric Warrior. Led by the flamboyant Marc Bolan, T. Rex wasn't so...

Jefferson Airplane | Surrealistic Pillow – Lost Gem

The Jefferson Airplane were the first blip on the radar screen tracking the San Francisco buzz of the mid 60s. With an inauspicious debut, the Airplane garnered little appraisal...

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band | Trout Mask Replica – Lost Gem

Whether by detour or design, the antics of Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart were enough to fan the flames of the misdirected idealism that eerily seeped out from the...

Bob Marley and The Wailers | Exodus – Lost Gem

Time magazine called it the best album of the 20th century. Pulsating on political themes and sweet boding reggae rhythms, Bob Marley's Exodus resonates with the kind of passion that any...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Paul McCartney | Flaming Pie – Lost Gem

Originally released May 5, 1997, Flaming Pie ended a four-year gap between studio albums from Paul McCartney. It was mostly recorded after release of The Beatles Anthology series, which...

Cat Stevens | Back To Earth – Lost Gem

By the end of the 1970s, Cat Stevens (born Steven Georgiou) had run through teen idol success, songwriting fame, survived tuberculosis, mega-stardom with his more ‘adult’ tunes, a near...