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Barry White – Stone Gon’ (1973)

If I needed another reason to dig this album, just get a load of that cover, the ambient/sci-fi/prog undertones were superbly visualised here with Barry looking like some intergalactic prophet of love, beamed down from Venus to rescue the human race from an unfeeling future of empty detachment and soulless internet porn. Right on, Barry, right on…

J.J. Cale – Naturally (1971)

Even in this era of fashionable ageing-rocker-mega-tours, Cale has always remained a kind of mystery man, despite a cult status that could easily be capitalised on. Instead, he has chosen the quiet dignity of going about his bluesy business outside the parameters expected of musicians of his ilk. He has become a timeless enigmatic Mr. Cool that the Claptons and Knopflers can only envy and do covers of…

When You’re Strange

Director Tom DiCillo’s new film – When You’re Strange – traces the legacy of The Doors, utilising previously unseen archival footage…watch the trailer here…

Electric Light Orchestra – Eldorado, A Symphony (1974)

Jeff Lynne is a seriously talented guy. He is a brilliant songwriter (and arranger), a master producer, and has one of the most versatile voices in the world of rock/pop. Not only can he emulate Lennon/McCartney, but he also channels David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and The Beach Boys. Eldorado is a concept album, and its neo-prog structures are full of ornate orchestrations that fashion an atmosphere fit for an Off-Broadway smash…

Billy Joel – The Stranger (1977)

The album, constructed with the help of legendary producer Phil Ramone, remains one of his best sellers. And he was kind of big for listless suburban teens, like myself, who drunkenly sang along to his tunes at parties with friends. He wasn’t shredding any guitars or thundering any drum-kits or speaking in-code about drugs, but it fit right in with whatever else we were grooving to at the time…

Langley Parks: Soundscapes, Themes & Noise – free individual track download…

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