Anthony Phillips – “Field Day” (2018 reissue)

In this age of mega box set re-releases of well-loved albums – the Beatles’ White Album and Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks being two recent examples – sometimes its nice to rediscover (or discover for the first time) a more under-the-radar re-release. Anthony Phillips’ Field Day is one such. It’s really under the radar…I…

Seven Songs For Summer

A few years ago I did a “Seven Songs for Autumn” mini-compilation (on the Music To Eat Mixcloud page).  Here’s another mini-comp – Seven Songs for Summer (Off the Beaten Path Edition) – so called because they’re somewhat obscure songs. Summery, but not The Beach Boys (well, mostly not), not Jimmy Buffett, not Bob Marley,…

Hot Potatoes: 10 (or 12) of the Best Guitar Albums

Sounding good in almost any genre of music, the guitar is capable of expressing a broad range of human emotion. It can be angry or celestial, confident or jittery, screaming or mellow. Strummed or picked, plugged or unplugged, the guitar has become the dominant world instrument. Here’s a selection of primarily instrumental guitar albums that…

Album art – Steve Hackett’s “Genesis Revisited II”

From the website Genesis News, comes the below story of the photo adorning the new “Genesis Revisited II” album by Steve Hackett. You’ll recall that Hackett was Genesis’ guitarist from 1971 to 1977 – their “prog” heyday (Peter Gabriel dressed as a flower or wearing a fox’s head, Phil Collins with long hair and a…

2011: Favorites of the Year

This was going to be my top 10 favorite albums released in 2011, but it’s turned out to be 15.  And why not? Why does everybody always have to do top 10 lists? Top 15 lists are better. Really. Here they are (in no particular order), with a sample track from each: A Hidden Wholeness,…