Monday, June 29, 2009

Emmylou Harris - White Shoes

White Shoes is Emmylou Harris' 1983 album, composed of an eclectic collection of material. A rockish version of Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend, a country remake of the Donna Summer hit On the Radio, and a version of Sandy Denny's Like an Old Fashioned Waltz were all included. Both In My Dreams and Pledging My Love hit the #9 position on the Billboard Magazine country music singles chart in 1984.
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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Neil Diamond - The Bang Years

After Neil's multiselling album Home before dark it's time to take a look on how it all began. So here are the two very first original albums plus the remastered early classics sampler of the same decade.
The Feel Of Neil Diamond is Neil Diamonds debut album released in 1966. It includes his first three big hits, Solitary Man, Cherry Cherry and I Got The Feelin' Oh No No.

Just for You is Neil Diamonds second album released in 1967. At some point or another, every single track on it was released either as an A-side or a B-side of a single, with many of them becoming big hits. You Got To Me , Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon, Thank the Lord for the Night Time, Red Red Wine and Shilo. Curiously, the year-old hit Cherry Cherry (from Diamond's first LP) also appears here, whilst the then-current hit Kentucky Woman does not. It's his final album for the Bang label.

1978's Early Classics is a re-compilation of Neils singles, notable album tracks and of course the missing Kentucky Woman.