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Apr142015

PAUL WILLIAMS

  • Paul Williams Is One of the Most Successful Songwriters of Our Time
  • His Songs Have Been Recorded by Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley, David Bowie, The Carpenters, and of course, Kermit the Frog

  • He Has Also Won an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a Grammy

  • After Successful Runs at the Reprise and A&M Labels, Williams Recorded A Little on the Windy Side for the Portrait Label

  • Described by Williams as “one of the most listenable and good-feeling records I’ve ever been associated with.”

  • Recorded in Nashville with Paul’s Brother Mentor Williams (Writer of Dobie Gray’s “Drift Away”) and Session Superstars David Briggs, Reggie Young and Troy Seals

  • Includes the Fan Favorite “For Goodness Sake”

  • First-Ever Domestic Release on CD

  • Expanded Edition Includes Four Bonus Tracks, Three Unreleased, Featuring Paul’s Own Version of “When the River Meets the Sea” from the Beloved Holiday Special Emmett Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas

  • Also Includes His Version of “Love Conquers All,” Originally Performed by Seals & Crofts

  • Liner Notes by The Second Disc’s Joe Marchese

  • Remastered by Sean Brennan at Battery Studios in New York

  • A Real Gone Music/The Second Disc Release 

AVAILABLE JUNE 2, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

Paul Williams: A Little on the Windy Side (Expanded Edition)

In a Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe-winning career that’s taken him from Tiny Tim to Daft Punk, Paul Williams has seen his songs recorded by Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley, David Bowie, The Carpenters, and of course, Kermit the Frog.

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Tuesday
Apr142015

BLACK OAK ARKANSAS

  • Led by the Hellbent Antics of Front Man Jim Mangrum, Black Oak Arkansas Was One of the Greatest Live Bands of the ‘70s

  • Their 1973 Live Album, Raunch ’N’ Roll Live, Remains One of the Great Live Albums of the Decade

  • The Original Album Was Drawn from Two Shows Played Consecutive Nights in Portland and Seattle; Now, The Complete Raunch ’N’ Roll Live Presents Both Shows in Their Entirety

  • Of the 24 Tracks on This 2-CD Set, 17 Did Not Appear on the Original Release

  • Includes Seven Songs That Were Not Included on Raunch ’N’ Roll in Any Version

  • Includes Liner Notes by Bill DeYoung

  • Three Times the Raunch! 

AVAILABLE JUNE 2, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

Black Oak Arkansas: The Complete Raunch ‘N’ Roll Live (2-CD Set)

The opening paragraph of Bill DeYoung’s liner notes to this reissue says it best: “A blistering, balls-to-the-wall audio snapshot of one of southern rock’s great boogie bands in its prime, Black Oak Arkansas’ Raunch ‘N’ Roll Live has lost none of its visceral thrust, more than three decades after it humped its way into record stores as a seven-song vinyl LP.”

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Tuesday
Apr142015

Iron Butterfly

  • On the Heels of Their Smash Hit Album In-A- Gadda-Da-Vida, Iron Butterfly Released Ball to Even Greater Commercial Success, Reaching #3 on the Charts 
  • Includes the Hit Singles “In the Time of Our Lives” and “Soul Experience"
  • A Great Blend of Advanced Melodicism and the Band’s Trademark Heavy Rock Sound
  • Expanded Edition Features Two Non-LP Single Sides
  • New Liner Notes by Bill Kopp
  • Improved Sound over Previous CD Reissue 
AVAILABLE JUNE 2, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!


Iron Butterfly: Ball (Expanded Edition)

Everybody remembers In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, but guess what? The next album, Ball, actually went higher in the charts for Iron Butterfly, going all the way to #3! Ball had a couple of hit singles in “In the Time of Our Lives” and “Soul Experience,” but what really made the album tick was how the band (the classic line-up of Doug Ingle, Erik Brann, Lee Dorman and Ron Bushy) was able to move to a more melodic style while still retaining their righteous heavy-osity.

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Tuesday
Apr142015

GRATEFUL DEAD: DICK’S PICKS VOL. 07

  • With the Ballyhooed Reunion of the Grateful Dead Approaching, Real Gone Music Continues Its Long Strange Trip Through the 36 Volumes in the Dick’s Picks Series  
  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 7 Captures Highlights from Some of the Very Last Concerts on the Legendary Wall of Sound Tour, a Three-Night Stand in London That Was a Mere Month Away from the Band’s 20-Month Hiatus from Live Performances  
  • Features Favorites from Their Latest Release, From the Mars Hotel, Including “Scarlet Begonias” and “U.S. Blues” 
  • Highlighted by a 23-Minute “Playing in the Band,” an 18-Minute “Weather Report Suite,” a 24-Minute “Dark Star” and a Moving Version of “Morning Dew” 
  • Has Been Out of Print for Years 

AVAILABLE JUNE 2, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks Vol. 7—Alexandra Palace, London, England 9/9-9/11/74 (3-CD Set)

Culled from a three-night London stand that was part of a rarely bootlegged European mini-tour, Dick’s Picks Vol. 7—Alexandra Palace, London, England 9/9-9/11/74, like so many of the other volumes in the series, captures the Grateful Dead at a unique point in their evolution and on the brink of yet another major transition.

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Tuesday
Apr142015

GRATEFUL DEAD: DICK’S PICKS VOL. 06

  • With the Ballyhooed Reunion of the Grateful Dead Approaching, Real Gone Music Continues Its Long Strange Trip Through the 36 Volumes in the Dick’s Picks Series  
  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 6 Was the First Show from the ‘80s to Be Released in the Series
  • Notable for a Pair of Amazing, Half-Hour Medleys, “Scarlet Begonias”/“Fire on the Mountain” and “Estimated Prophet”/“Eyes of the World”
  • Includes the First-Ever Release of the Garcia-Hunter Tune “Keep Your Day Job”
  • Has Been Out of Print for Years 

AVAILABLE JUNE 2, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks Vol. 6—Hartford Civic Center 10/14/83 (3-CD Set)

Real Gone continues its march backward through the catalog with Dick’s Picks Vol. 6—Hartford Civic Center 10/14/83.

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Tuesday
Mar312015

New Web Store

We will be unveiling our new web store in April. Stay tuned.

Tuesday
Mar102015

BILLY WARD AND HIS DOMINOES

  • Billy Ward and His Dominoes Were Probably the Most Popular R&B Vocal Group of the Early ‘50s

  • The Dominoes Launched Clyde McPhatter and Jackie Wilson to Stardom

  • The Complete Federal/King Singles Is Easily the Most Comprehensive Collection Devoted to Their Work

  • 58 Tracks Including Every Single Side Recorded for the Federal and King Labels, Home to All but One of Their R&B Hits

  • Features Such Legendary Tracks as “Sixty- Minute Man. “Have Mercy Baby,” “The Bells,” “Pedal Pushin’ Papa,” and “Rags to Riches”

  • Also Includes a Number of Tracks Making Their CD Debut

  • Spans the Years 1951 to 1965

  • 5000-Word Essay by Bill Dahl

  • Added Photos

  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

  • The Definitive Retrospective 

    AVAILABLE MAY 5, 2015 PRE-ORDER NOW! 

    BILLY WARD AND HIS DOMINOES: The Complete Federal/King Singles (2-CD Set)

    Presenting 58 tracks from the group that launched both Clyde McPhatter and Jackie Wilson to stardom, Billy Ward and His Dominoes: The Complete Federal/King Singles is the most comprehensive, legitimate collection of this all-time great vocal group ever assembled. The Dominoes—under the steely guidance of pianist, bandleader and ex-military man Billy Ward—were a hit-making machine during the early ‘50s, probably the most popular R&B vocal group of the era, and this 2-CD set offers all 58 single sides (with a number of songs making their CD debut) that they recorded for the King and Federal labels, home to all but one of their R&B hits.

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    Tuesday
    Mar102015

    GRATEFUL DEAD: DICK’S PICKS VOL. 08

    • Dick’s Picks Vol. 8 Presents the Most Famous Bootlegged Live Show in Dead History, the May 2, 1970 Concert at Harpur College in Binghamton, NY 

    • The First Set on CD One Is Probably the Band’s Finest Acoustic Set, Featuring Beautifully Played and Sung Material from the As-Yet-To-Be- Released Workingman’s Dead Album

    • Sets Two & Three Are Among the Most Soaring Electric Performances in the Band’s Long History

    • Includes a Mind-Melting “The Other One” Sandwiched in a Medley with “St. Stephen,” “Cryptical Envelopment,” “Drums” and “Cosmic Charlie”

    • Also Features Pigpen on James Brown’s “It’s a Man’s World” and Two of the Most Psychedelic Versions of “Good Lovin’” and “Dancing in the Streets” Ever Played

    • Winds Up with a Multi-Crescendo Take on “Viola Lee Blues” and an Extra-Long Take of “We Bid You Goodnight”

    • Out of Print for Years

    • No Dead Collection Is Complete Without Dick’s Picks Vol. 8 

    AVAILABLE APRIL 28, 2015 PRE-ORDER NOW! 

    GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 8—Harpur College, Binghamton, NY May 2, 1970 (3-CD Set)

    If there were a college course taught on Grateful Dead bootlegs (and if there isn’t one, there should be!), the concert preserved on Dick’s Picks Vol. 8—Harpur College, Binghamton, NY May 2, 1970 would occupy a prominent place on the syllabus.

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    Tuesday
    Mar102015

    PERRY COMO

  • Perry Como Is One of the Most Beloved Singers of All Time

  • His 1968 Album of Ballads and Show Tunes, Look to Your Heart (released as Sings Love Songs overseas), Was Named by Long-Time Como Arranger and Orchestra Leader Nick Perito as His Favorite Como Album

  • Worldwide CD Debut

  • Expanded Edition Offers a Second Album’s Worth of Bonus Tracks Featuring Non-Album Singles and Five Unreleased Tracks

  • Bonus Tracks Include songs by Burt Bacharach & Hal David, Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield, Harry Nilsson and Teddy Randazzo

  • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese Feature Quotes from Como Collaborator and Vocal Group Director Ray Charles

  • Rare Photos

  • Remastered by Maria Triana at Sony’s Battery Studios 

    AVAILABLE MAY 5, 2015 PRE-ORDER NOW! 

    PERRY COMO: Look to Your Heart (Expanded Edition) CD

    Real Gone Music continues its tour of Perry Como’s sorely neglected album catalog with the worldwide CD debut of his lushly orchestrated 1968 album of ballads and show tunes, Look to Your Heart.

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    Tuesday
    Mar102015

    JACKIE DESHANNON

    • Author of such songs as “What the World Needs Now Is Love” and “Put a Little Love in Your Heart,” Jackie DeShannon Is One of Our Greatest Singer-Songwriters

    • In 1972, Jackie Left Liberty Records and Signed with Jerry Wexler and Atlantic Records

    • After Recording Her First Album (Jackie) for Atlantic, Jackie Then Cut Sessions for a Second Album with Famed Producer Tom Dowd

    • However, Only One of the 14 Tracks Came Out as a Single; Six More Came Out on a 2003 Deluxe Reissue of Jackie

    • All the Love—The Lost Atlantic Recordings Includes All the Tracks from the Sessions for the Second Album, Featuring Seven Unreleased Songs

    • Also Includes Four Rare Tracks Jackie Wrote with Van Morrison, Only One of Which Was Released as a Single

    • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese Feature Quotes by Jackie DeShannon

    • Rare Photos

    • A Major Addition to the Jackie DeShannon Discography 

    AVAILABLE MAY 5, 2015 PRE-ORDER NOW! 

    JACKIE DESHANNON: All the Love—The Lost Atlantic Recordings CD

    After a sterling 1960s stint recording for Liberty Records with such era-defining hits as “Put A Little Love In Your Heart” and “When You Walk in the Room” and before she defined another era by penning “Bette Davis Eyes,” singer-songwriter Jackie DeShannon was signed to Atlantic Records in 1972 by famed producer and DeShannon fan Jerry Wexler.

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    Tuesday
    Mar102015

    NILS LOFGREN

  • Nils Lofgren Is One of the Most Celebrated Guitarists in Rock History, Famous for His Work with Grin, Neil Young, and the E Street Band As Well As for His Solo Recordings

  • His 1975 Self-Titled Solo Debut Remains Many Fans’ Favorite Record in His Catalog

  • Includes the Lofgren Classics “Back It Up” and the Keith Richards Homage “Keith Don’t Go (Ode to the Glimmer Twin)”

  • Also Features a Great Cover of Carole King’s “Goin’ Back”

  • Revealing, Personal Liner Notes by Nils Lofgren Himself

  • Added Photos

  • First Time on CD Since a Limited Edition Went Out of Print Years Ago 

    AVAILABLE MAY 5, 2015 PRE-ORDER NOW! 

    NILS LOFGREN: Nils Lofgren CD

    As Nils Lofgren himself puts it in his notes for our Real Gone reissue of this classic record, “My first self-titled solo album, affectionately nicknamed the ‘Fat Man’ album [after the front cover photo], remains a colorful and dramatic chapter in my musical and personal life.

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    Tuesday
    Mar102015

    JORGE BEN

  • Jorge Ben Is One of Brazil’s Most Legendary Singer-Songwriters

  • His Unique Sound Transcends Any Stylistic Pigeonhole While Incorporating Elements of the Many Movements that Swept Brazilian Pop During the ‘60s and ‘70s

  • This 1972 Album, Ben, Made Him a Superstar in His Native Country

  • Includes Such Ben Classics as “Taj Mahal” and “Fio Maravilha”

  • Real Gone Music’s Expanded Edition Includes Seven Bonus Tracks Featuring a Fast-Paced Version of His Smash “Mas Que Nada” and a Rare Single with Gilberto Gil, “Jazz Potatoes”

  • Liner Notes by Peter Margasak

  • First Time on CD Outside of Brazil 

    AVAILABLE June 2, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON! 


    JORGE BEN: Ben (Expanded Edition) CD

    If there was one thing that all the movements that swept Brazilian popular music during the ‘60s and ‘70s—bossa nova, Jovem Guarda, Tropicalia, Música Popular Brasileira, samba soul, Black Rio—had in common, it was that they all revered Jorge Ben.

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    Tuesday
    Feb242015

    Autographed Foghat!

    Tuesday
    Feb242015

    Autographed Johnny Mathis!

    AUTOGRAPHED COPIES ARE NOW SOLD OUT but the regular version is still available. 
    Thursday
    Feb122015

    CRAIG FULLER/ERIC KAZ

    Craig Fuller and Eric Kaz Had Teamed Up in American Flyer Before Recording This 1978 Album

    Before American Flyer, Fuller Had Co-Founded 
Pure Prairie League (and Co-Wrote “Amie”) and Kaz Had Been a Member of Blues Magoos and Recorded Two Solo Albums for Atlantic

    Among Special Guests on Craig Fuller/Eric Kaz Were J.D. Souther, Russ & Leah Kunkel, Leland Sklar, Michael McDonald and Leo Sayer

    Produced by Val Garay (Kim Carnes, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Ringo Starr, Santana, Etc.)

    Features Definitive Version of Fuller’s “CryLike a Rainstorm,” Which Was Title Track of Linda Ronstadt’s 1978 Grammy-Nominated Album

    Expanded Edition Includes Single Edition of “Annabella

    Liner Notes by Ed Osborne Feature Quotes by Eric Kaz

    Remastered at Sony’s Battery Studios

    Domestic CD Debut 

    AVAILABLE APRIL, 28 2015 PRE-ORDER NOW! 

    CRAIG FULLER/ERIC KAZ: Craig Fuller/Eric Kaz (Expanded Edition). CD

     Craig Fuller and Eric Kaz had already teamed up in American Flyer (along with Blood, Sweat & Tears’ Steve Katz and the Velvet Underground’s Doug Yule) before they collaborated on this 1978 album, but their pedigrees went way farther back than that band.

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    Thursday
    Feb122015

    CANNONBALL ADDERLEY 

  • Tenor Saxophonist Julian “Cannonball” Adderley Is One of the Greatest Ever to Play the Instrument

  • His Final Project Was Big Man, a Musical Play Based on the Legend of John Henry

  • Released as a 2-LP Set with a Libretto, BigMan Featured Music from Adderley and His Then-Current Musical Associates Including Brother Nat Adderley, George Duke (Using the Alias “Dawilli Gonga”), Roy McCurdy, Airto Moreira, Carol Kaye and others

  • Vocal Cast Included Lead Vocalist Joe Williams,
    Randy Crawford (Making Her Professional Debut) and Robert Guillaume (Soap, Benson)

  • Our Real Gone Reissue Features Liner Notes by Bill Kopp Boasting Quotes from Robert Guillaume Plus the Full Libretto

  • Remastered by Joe Tarantino

  • Worldwide CD Debut 

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    CANNONBALL ADDERLEY: Big Man—The Legend of John Henry. CD

    In what would turn out to be the final years of his short life, jazz great Julian “Cannonball” Adderley embarked on a number of ambitious, genre-stretching projects. The last of these was 1975's Big Man, the score for a musical play based on the John Henry (“the steel driving man”) American folk legend. The album was released as a two-LP set with libretto, and featured music from Adderley and his then-current musical associates including brother Nat Adderley, George Duke (using the alias “Dawilli Gonga”), Roy McCurdy, Airto Moreira, Carol Kaye and others

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    Thursday
    Feb122015

    Crumbsuckers

  • Formed in 1982 in Long Island, The Crumbsuckers Were Part of Hardcore Punk’s Second Wave and Probably the Most Musically Accomplished Band of Them All

  • Were at the Vanguard of the “Crossover” Movement of the Mid-‘80s That Merged the Power of Hardcore Punk with the Complexity of Heavy Metal

  • Their Debut Release, Life of Dreams, Was Produced by Norman Dunn, Producer of Agnostic Front and Carnivore

  • Beast on My Back, Their Second and Final Record from 1988, Featured Production by Megadeth Producer Randy Burns

  • The Crumbsuckers’ Bass Player Gary Meskil Would Go On to Form Pro-Pain

  • LinerNotesbyTonyRettman,Authorof NYHC—New York Hardcore 1980-1990

  • Remastered at Sony’s Own Battery Studios

  • A Pair of Long Out-of-Print Hardcore Classics on One CD 

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    THE CRUMBSUCKERS: Life of Dreams/Beast on My Back. CD

    Formed in 1982 in Baldwin, Long Island, The Crumbsuckers were inspired by the initial wave of hardcore punk spearheaded in America by bands such as Los Angeles’ Black Flag, Washington D.C.’s Minor Threat and Detroit’s Negative Approach. But unlike the rest of the teenaged hardcore bands forming throughout the country at the time, The Crumbsuckers were accomplished musicians for their age

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    Thursday
    Feb122015

    Dusty Springfield

  • Dusty Springfield’s Sessions for the Atlantic Label Rank as Some of the Greatest Pop-Soul Recordings of All Time

  • In 1971, Dusty Recorded a Full Album and a Single Side for the Label with Famed Producer/Songwriter Jeff Barry, Husband and Songwriting Partner to Ellie Greenwich and Author of Multiple Chart-Topping Hits

  • Atlantic Released Four Tracks as Singles but the Rest of the Tracks Stayed on the Shelf for Over Two Decades Until They Were Found by Producer Jim Pierson

  • Faithful Assembles All the Jeff Barry- Produced Tracks and Presents Them in Stereo as They Were Originally Intended for Release as Dusty’s Third Album for Atlantic

  • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese

  • Package Includes Rarely Seen Photos

  • A Missing/Jumbled Part of Dusty’s August Recorded Legacy Finally Set Right 

    AVAILABLE APRIL, 28 2015 PRE-ORDER NOW! 

    DUSTY SPRINGFIELD: Faithful. CD

    In 1971, Atlantic Records released a pair of Dusty Springfield singles produced by the legendary songwriter/producer Jeff Barry (one-time songwriting and romantic partner of Ellie Greenwich, and author of too many hits to name):  "Haunted"/"Nothing Is Forever" and "I Believe In You"/"Someone Who Cares."

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    Thursday
    Feb122015

    JESSE WINCHESTER

    With the Passing of Jesse Winchester a Year Ago, America Lost One of Its Great Singer- Songwriters

    Winchester’s Early Career Was Stymied by His Exile in Canada as a Draft Resister

    This Previously Unreleased Radio Broadcast Marked the First Time a Jesse Winchester Live Concert Had Been Heard in America Since He Moved to Canada

    This Montreal Concert Was Also the First-Ever Live Show Broadcast Internationally on Stereo FM Radio

    Features Such Classics as “Mississippi on My Mind,” “Brand New Tennessee Waltz” and “Yankee Lady”

    Also Includes the Underground Radio Classic “Twigs and Seeds” and Such Sterling Covers as the Everly Brothers’ “Bowling Green”

    Crystal Clear Fidelity and Fantastic Performances Featuring a Full Band

    Liner Notes by Long-Time Winchester Fan Gene Sculatti

    Added Photos

    A Major Addition to the Jesse Winchester Discography and a Timely Tribute 

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    JESSE WINCHESTER: Seems Like Only Yesterday—Live in Montreal 1976. CD 

    With the passing of Jesse Winchester last year, America lost one of its truly great singer-songwriters, but here is an unexpected release that will remind both his fans and those new to his art what a remarkable talent he was. Seems Like Only Yesterday—Live in Montreal 1976 presents, for the first time anywhere since it aired, the 1976 radio broadcast from Montreal that marked the first time anyone in the United States had heard Jesse perform live since his exile in Canada as a draft resister began in the late ‘60s (it was also the first-ever live show broadcast internationally on stereo FM radio).

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    Thursday
    Feb122015

    RICK WAKEMAN

  • After Becoming a Keyboard Icon with Yes, Rick Wakeman Went On to Have a Very Successful Solo Career

  • Released in 1979, the Double Album Rhapsodies Was His Last Solo Album for the A&M Label

  • Never Before on CD in the U.S.; Previously Available Only as a Very Expensive Double-CD Japanese Release

  • Includes 17 Pieces, Featuring Versions of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and “Summertime”

  • Liner Notes by Bill Kopp

  • A Dizzying Blend of Styles and Moods, Anchored by Wakeman’s Prodigious Chops 

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    RICK WAKEMAN: Rhapsodies. CD

    Real Gone Music concludes its survey of Rick Wakeman’s solo recordings for the A&M label with yet another first-time-on-CD-in-the-U.S. release, this time of his last album for the label, a double-LP from 1979.  Unlike many of his other solo records, Rhapsodies consists of short, largely improvisational pieces (17 in all for a 2-LP set—that’s practically Ramones-style for this composer!)

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