March 3: Nick Cave – The Boatman’s Call (1997)

..It speak volumes about the album’s universality that its songs have soundtracked everything from Michael Hutchence’s funeral to Shrek 2. ~Stuart Berman (pitchfork.com) The Boatman’s Call is one of his finest albums and arguably the masterpiece he has been promising throughout his career. ~Stephen Thomas Erlewine (allmusic.com) Into My Arms – live

Mar 01: Pink Floyd released Dark Side of the Moon in 1973

Mar 01: Pink Floyd released Dark Side of the Moon in 1973 The Dark Side of the Moon is the eighth studio album by Pink Floyd, released in March 1973. It built on ideas explored in the band’s earlier recordings and live shows, but lacks the extended instrumental excursions that characterised their work following the departure in 1968 of founder …

Bob Dylan: Shadows In The Night

Bob Dylan Shadows In The Night Q: Why did you make this record now? A: Now is the right time. I’ve been thinking about it ever since I heard Willie [Nelson]’s Stardust record in the late 1970s. All through the years, I’ve heard these songs being recorded by other people and I’ve always wanted to do that. And I wondered …

Feb 28: Steve Earle released Train a Comin in 1995

“This ain’t no part of no unplugged nothin — God, I hate MTV” ~Steve Earle (Liner notes) I got to thinking,…if I don’t make this record now, I won’t get the chance to make it. .. I’m singing the best I’ve sung in years. Mainly [because of] no dope. Heroin relaxes your vocal cords, it lowers the top of your range …

Feb 28: Van Morrison released the album Moondance in 1970

In Moondance, Morrison bursts forth in warm Technicolor. The Van Morrison that the public would come to know and recognize over the decades—Van the Man, the Belfast Cowboy, etc—essentially makes his first appearance on Moondance. ~Erik Hage This is Van Morrison’s 6th Symphony; like Beethoven’s equivalent, it’s fixated on the power of nature, but rather than merely sitting in awe, …

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