We're still goin' through the back pages o' the music collection and here's what we're on about today:
The Police's greatest hits; a nice compendium. Which is to say this CD has the essentials and it serves to take up The Police slack, since most of my Police albums are on vinyl and in the custody of SN2. For safekeeping, doncha know.
Joe Cocker's "Sheffield Steel" album... more about which you'll find below. I think Cocker is one of the most underrated singers to come out of the '60s and '70s... YMMV, Gentle Reader.
Jerry Garcia's eponymous "Garcia." I simply LOVE this album... lots. It's one of the very few albums I immediately replaced with the CD version when I shipped off my vinyl to SN2 for safekeeping.
Van Morrison's "It's Too Late to Stop Now," a two-disc live set recorded in Los Angeles and London in 1973, when The Man was arguably at the very height of his powers. Arguably. One thing ya can't argue about: the version of "Listen to the Lion" on this album is the best evar. We're almost 40 years removed from the time I first heard this tune and I STILL get goosebumps when I hear it. Powerful.
We said there'd be more from/about Joe Cocker... and there is. Here's my favorite cut from "Sheffield Steel," done live. Just brilliant.
Maybe someday I really will forgetAnd start to live again; a life without regretFunny isn't it? But the man ain't laughin' yetDoes love really last forever?Does the ocean miss the sunset every time?