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Ben Fong-Torres

Ben Fong-Torres

Posted to New Releases on May 19, 2015

Phil Collins - Live at Montreux 2004
Who else can open a concert with eight minutes on the drums except Phil Collins? That’s exactly what he does here at the Montreux Festival, and he can pull it off, because (a) “Drum Thing” is a blast and (b) non-drum fans know there’s a Phil Collins show ahead. In excellent vocal form, and backed by a stellar band and backup vocalists, Collins keep the hits coming, among them “Against All Odds,” “In t…

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New Music Tuesday

Ben Fong-Torres

Ben Fong-Torres

Posted to New Releases on May 12, 2015


Paul Simon - Live From Philadelphia
The Billboard book, Singer-Songwriters, profiles 208 of them, but only one—Paul Simon—graces the cover. He’s simply one of the finest of the genre, and here in 1980, at a stately theater in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, he’s in excellent form, backed by a tight quartet (from the band Stuff) including Eric Gale on guitar and Richard Tee on piano. It’s One Trick Pony time, but besides that album, Simon, back on tou…

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New Music Tuesday

Ben Fong-Torres

Ben Fong-Torres

Posted to New Releases on May 5, 2015

Bruce Springsteen - The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town
Who had the wisdom of having, or letting a person with a home movie camera (as they were called back in the late ‘70s) into the sessions for Darkness on the Edge of Town? Whoever it was, bravo. Combined with the candor, the brains and utter musical genius of the various parties (Springsteen and band, producers and engineers), The Promise is a gift for all fans of the Boss. Besides vintage footage,…

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New Music Tuesday

Ben Fong-Torres

Ben Fong-Torres

Posted to New Releases on April 28, 2015

Nathan East – For the Record
“Bass players tend to be the unsung heroes,” says Phil Collins. Fortunately for Nathan East, who’s had over 2,000 credits over three decades, fellow musicians are happy to sing his praises: “A musical genius” … “one of the greats” … “a badass.” Aretha, Lionel Richie, George Harrison, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Whitney Houston, Eric Clapton, Quincy Jones, Herbie…

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