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July 22, 2019

For Apollo 11’s 50th Anniversary: A Song About The Moon Called “Song About The Moon”

Song About The Moon

Back on September 19, 1981, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel reunited as “Simon & Garfunkel” for their famous concert in New York’s Central Park that was released as an album the following year. Despite some traditional tension the pair already had built-in to their relationship that reached back to childhood, the touring apparently worked so […]

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July 19, 2019

Jethro Tull’s Stormwatch Turns 40

Jethro Tull's Stormwatch 40th Anniversary Force Ten Edition

A new 4 CD/2 DVD collection of Jethro Tull’s Stormwatch is coming October 18, Rhino’s latest expanded box set in a series celebrating the group’s albums’ 40th anniversaries. Stormwatch was the third in a series of Tull’s folk-rock releases, following Songs From The Wood and Heavy Horses, the project also the last to feature the […]

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July 17, 2019

Commentary: Music From Stranger Things 3 On Cassette Might Be On To Something…Maybe

If you’ve been keeping up with associated Stranger Things releases, you already know its series season DVDs and Blu-rays have been packaged in VHS-mimicked boxes, that format (and Betamax) historically having changed how the world viewed and owned their favorite movies and TV series forever or at least until streaming. That also was the last […]

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July 11, 2019

Opinion: Masters of the Masters


The recent revelation mostly through New York Times Magazine writer Jody Rosen’s investigative reporting that a massively large, major music corporation apparently lied to its recording artists, managers, lawyers, etc. eleven years ago regarding the true state of their master tapes after a massive fire took out the facility in which they were stored should […]

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