70 years ago today, Capitol Records opened it’s first office in a second floor room, just south of Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. Founded by songwriters Johnny Mercer and Buddy DeSylva, along with record store owner Glenn Wallichs, within a few weeks of this humble start it had released it’s first single Cow Cow Boogie, … Read moreHappy 70th Birthday to Capitol Records!
This week saw the release of Director’s Cut, the first new album from Kate Bush since Aerial in 2005. Not a collection of new songs as many fans were hoping for, but a reworking and reimagining of songs taken from across two of her older albums, The Sensual World and The Red Shoes. It also … Read moreKate Bush – Director’s Cut
Dubstar were a British pop group that first hit the charts in 1995, going on to release three albums before calling it a day. The band comprised of Sarah Blackwood (Vocals), Steve Hillier (Keyboards) and Chris Wilkie (Guitar), blending pop melodies with thoughtful, clever lyrics. I finally got around to purchasing their last album Make … Read moreDubstar – Making It Better
Duran Duran offshoot, Arcadia, will see their album So Red The Rose re-released in expanded form including a bonus disc and DVD, early next year. Due to be released on January 25th (according to Amazon), the collector’s edition will feature 19 bonus tracks and a DVD of all their music videos from the period, in … Read moreSo Red The Remaster – Arcadia Collector’s Edition