She continued performing, and contributed her songwriting talents to performers like Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, and Gloria Gaynor, and reunited a few times with the other Pointer Sisters. Anita and Bonnie also were nominated for Best Country Song at the same ceremony.
In , Bonnie left the group to begin a solo career. The remaining sisters continued scoring hits from the lates to the mids and had a major breakthrough with their album Break Out. Pointer released three solo albums, including two self-titled albums for Motown, before retiring from the studio. Reviewing her self-titled LP, Robert Christgau wrote in Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies : "Thanks to co-producer Berry Gordy and the miracle of modern multitracking , Bonnie makes like the Marvelettes of your dreams for an entire side.
People didn't conceive vocals this intricate and funky back in Motown's prime, much less overdub them single- larynxed , and the result is remakes that outdo the originals—by Brenda Holloway and the Elgins —and originals that stand alongside.
The other side comprises originals of more diminutive stature co-written by co-producer Jeffrey Bowen. She still continued to perform, and reunited with her sisters on two separate occasions: when the group received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in , and during a Las Vegas performance in singing " Jump for My Love ".
At the beginning of , she embarked on a European tour, and was working on her autobiography. To document this newly realized maturity, the group returned to producer Steve Albini and his Electrical Audio studios in Chicago, where the band famously destroyed its initial reputation as a bedroom solo project with the release of album Attack on Memory. Cloud Nothings. Clear Red Vinyl. Swedish dark melodic metal masters Evergrey return with their 12th Album - dark and heavy, the Phoenix is rising!
Gearing up for the release of their highly anticipated 12th album, Swedish progressive metal band Evergrey is at a point in their career that many of their peers can only dream about. Since the release of "Hymns For The Broken" in , Evergrey has enjoyed increased notoriety and success with "The Storm Within" and "The Atlantic" - ironically, a conceptual trilogy - which is highly unusual for a veteran act. They mean to continue this tradition on February 26th, with "Escape Of The Phoenix", another heavy, melancholic and thought-provoking journey as only Evergrey can create.
The result is 11 songs that embody everything Evergrey fans have to expect, albeit "a more metal version of "The Atlantic", with songs that are more direct" according to Englund and producer Jacob Hansen. Double vinyl LP pressing. Includes poster. The album arrives as something of an examination, zeroing in on the notion of the self, identity as a band, and that of humanity as a whole.
The album's title nods to the famous Nature vs Nurture debate. Discussing whether change is capable under the influence of time, perspective, environment or if we are destined to be bound by our own genetics, it asks, "who are we, and who do we want to be, and do we have any control over it? Produced by Atlanta-based Grammy-winning producer Ben Allen Animal Collective, Deerhunter , who afforded the band freedom to play and create.
What wasn't anticipated was how that freedom would be soon be stripped, as lockdown restrictions left the band recording remotely across Newcastle, Liverpool and Atlanta with audio files bounced back and forth, miles across the world! Maximo Park. Mouse On Mars.
Bonnie Tyler delivers 12 brand new studio recordings, filled with the pure joy of 80s pop. From dance anthems to love songs to "Stronger Than A Man" a true call for female empowerment - Bonnie Tyler lives and breathes one of the most fun eras in pop music. Bonnie always was and always will be THE 80s icon, and now she is taking this beloved music to the 21st century.
Beautifully orchestrated by long-term collaborator David Mackay, this album reminds you of all the feelings you used to feel, all the long nights you spent on the dance floor, all the slow dances you had. Bonnie Tyler. Guided by a lush mix of charismatic keyboard chords, grooving bass lines, and radiant bongo-driven rhythms, the "Day Dreaming" lyric doubles as an invitation and a statement of intention.
Brijean want you to move, physically, mentally, dimensionally; this is dance music for the mind, body, and soul. With Feelings, they've manifested a gentle collective space for respite, for self-reflection, for self-care, for uninhibited imagination and new possibilities. The album cultivates a specific vibe, a softness Murphy has come to call "romancing the psyche.
In , she began recording songs with multi-instrumentalist and producer Doug Stuart, who shares a background in jazz and pop in bands such as Bells Atlas, Meernaa, and Luke Temple. Following their first sessions, which resulted in the mini-album Walkie Talkie released in on Native Cat Recordings , the duo continued freeform hangs in Oakland, inviting friends Chaz Bear, Tony Peppers, and Hamir Atwal. We re-opened the sessions a couple months later, after returning from tours, and spent a month developing the songs in a little square foot cottage.
Brijean's signature sound - a golden-hued dream pop tropicalia of dazzling beats and honeyed vocals - elevates with the addition of live drummers, strings, and synths. The album also finds Murphy fully trusting in her strengths, not just as a percussionist, but as a songwriter and collaborator. With Atwal on drums, Stuart on bass, Peppers on keys, and Bear engineering, the group improvised the track's intro sequence based on the vision of a lavish s pool party.
On "Ocean," Brijean's anodyne lyrics, reminiscent of Astrud Gilberto's airy croon, float atop a brushed drum pattern, sparkling rhodes lines, and pittering and softly funky woodblock bops. The opening line sets up the rest, "In this gentle space we lay" - among the album's propensity for movement, tracks like "Ocean" stand out by leaning back for momentary sways of blissful introspection.
Murphy calls the charming "Hey Boy" a "psychedelic guide - the exploration of finding what feels good - through sorrow, anxiety, apathy. They radiate in wonderful abandon and with a sense of devotion to the self.
Monumental isn't even a word strong enough to describe the new Epica offering "Omega", the first collection of all-new material in five long years.
On their eighth full-length, the Dutch symphonic metal titans go all cinemascope, in a stunt both effortlessly and cunningly unleashing their biggest, grandest, flashiest opus yet.
Both artists have made significant contributions to the other's album. Over the course of five decades Steve Lukather has placed an indelible stamp on pop culture.
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