Official Release Of The Who Live At The Fillmore East 1968…Finally

The Who has left behind a varied set of memorable shows by way of captured soundboards. As with many bands, this decaying decade have become fond of the memories that unreleased soundboard live shows deliver. After all, many of the fans of The Who are old enough to have been there for their beginnings and their string of great studio albums. Live At Leeds is considered one of the great live albums in the aging history of them. But we definitely know there’s more out there. In fact, some of them have history with fans.

On April 20, MCA Records, a since retired label under the Universal umbrella, will release a 2CD live set from their April 4,5 1968 show at the Fillmore East. This set has been previously available as underground bootleg sets. So it’s nice to see a revered show get a little official clean-up and release for the fans of the band. These shows will also be available on a 3LP set. It’s being labeled Live At The Fillmore East 1968.

As it goes, Kit Lambert, manager of The Who had both nights recorded with the intentions of releasing them. On the 50th Anniversary of those shows, the official release finally arrives, newly remastered.


New Courtney Barnett Album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, In May

By and large, I’ve lost an immense amount of faith in the institution of Saturday Night Live , especially where its weekly introduction of music is concerned. Primed with the need to air already popular displays of Pop, they’ve forgotten their past in introducing remarkable fresh talent. But every once in a while, they do get it right, Courtney Barnett is one of those instances.

If you’re a consistent voyager of the internet where music is concerned, chances are quite high that you’ve run into Courtney Barnett already. She has an incredible quality to her sound, which can be endearing to some if the songs are well constructed, as hers are. Courtney Barnett recently collaborated with Kurt Vile from The War on Drugs band (another excellent new band) for an album just as good.

On May 18, the beautiful Courtney Barnett will release her newest album since her wonderful 2015 debut, Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit. Her newest album is being called Tell Me How You Really Feel. The new album has a pre-release single out in the wild (hear below), “Nameless, Faceless”. The new album contains ten new Courtney Barnett tracks. If the new song is an indication, us fans should be pleased.

Tell Me How You Really Feel is planned for CD, DD, Cassette, and limited edition purple colored vinyl LP. It is being released by Milk! Records in Australia, and Mom+Pop Records in

Tell Me How You Really FeelCourtney Barnett

01 – Hopefulessness
02 – City Looks Pretty
03 – Charity
04 – Need A Little Time
05 – Nameless, Faceless
06 – I’m Not Your Mother, I’m Not Your Bitch
07 – Crippling Self Doubt And A General Lack Of Self Confidence
08 – Help Your Self
09 – Walkin’ On Eggshells
10 – Sunday Roast

(Thanks, Stephen!)

New Don McLean Album, Botanical Gardens, Out In March

Think Don McLean, and his mega MEGA popular hit, “American Pie” comes immediately to mind. In fact, many people know most, if not all of the words to the 1971 classic track. It was a long song that needed editing for radio. Don McLean was never able to replicate that success even though he released a few singles after “American Pie” (“Vincent (Starry Starry Night)”, “Driedel”, etc). To date, McLean has twenty albums in his catalog.

On March 23, BMG and PledgeMusic will release his next album, Botanical Gardens. This new set will deliver thirteen new songs. The first single, “Botanical Gardens” can be heard below.

Botanical Gardens will be issued on CD, DD, and vinyl LP.

Botanical GardensDon McLean

01 – Botanical Gardens
02 – The Lucky Guy
03 –  A Total Eclipse of the Sun
04 – Waving Man
05 – When July Comes
06 – You’re All I Ever Had
07 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Your Baby
08 – I’ve Cried All the Tears That I Have
09 – Ain’t She a Honey
10 – The King of Fools
11 – Grief and Hope
12 – You’ve Got Such Beautiful Eyes
13 – Last Night When We Were Young