New Richard Barbieri music

Fantastic “mostly new” music by Barbieri (Former of Japan/Rain Tree Crow) available on Bandcamp site.

It does not look like there’s a vinyl release . Signed copies of this release are not available. There will be a deluxe box available at the same time as Variants.5 (with that CD or separately) which they can offer signed with dedications.

Includes digital pre-order of Variants.4. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.

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Chicago Vinyl collectors…

The awesome store Praha in Chicago has this vintage LP holder for sale. The store is at 2201 W. Bellmont Ave. Should you need to find some LP’s to stock, they have a varied selection of music too–mostly show tunes—I found an awesome 10″ Liberace Record there a few years ago in fact.  If you don’t find the vinyl there to your liking, Time Out Chicago wrote up a guide a few months ago. Chicago is a great music town to explore.

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Roger Daltrey

Thanks to the site, “This Day in Music”, today I learned that Paul McCartney was not the only 1960s star to suffer rumors of his death.  This week in 1966, radio stations apparently reported that The Who Lead Singer Roger Daltrey was dead. In fact, guitarist Pete Townsend had been involved in an car accident. Both are alive and well today.

Daltrey’s latest recording “As Long as I have you” features Townsend on most of the tracks, along with Style Council member Mick Talbot.

The majority of the tracks are covers. I am in love with his cover of Stevie Wonder’s “You Haven’t Done Nothing” at the moment.

Definitely grab this – its a throw back to his R&B roots and his voice stronger than ever.

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-PB