Brief commentary of vinyl releases from Speakers Corner, Madfish, BMG and Universal
A host of goodies from this German audiophile outfit (www.speakerscornerrecords.com) includes Aretha: Live at Fillmore West (1971). Backed by an excellent band, there’s enough energy here to light a city. A quite brilliant, fulfilling and sparkling live event.
Elvin Jones’ Midnight Walk (1966) mixing jazz-funk, swing and bop for a storming set.
Also look out for The Flowering of the Original Charles Lloyd Quartet (1971), recorded at the Aulean Hall, Oslo, Norway, 1966, combining pop and jazz and appealing to the flower power set of the time. Features Keith Jarrett.
A double album disc (plus CDs and book), The Final Bow (Madfish: www.madfishmusic.com) featuring a live set from the legendary rock outfit and featuring guests, Van Morrison and David Gilmour. Recorded at the O2 Indigo, London, December 2018. The recording scoops the best of three live sets.
The group’s vigorous output continues with two packages. The first is a live set, In the City of Angels (BMG) from the Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles on 24 October 2018 (Glittering Prize was recorded at The Fillmore, Miami Beach on 8th November 2018, though). Apart from the latter, you get the whole concert.
40: The Best Of (Universal) packs 18 tracks into two discs, covers the band’s entire career and includes a new track: a cover of King Creosote’s 2014 song, For One Night Only.
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