with Don Lipari

Todd's Two Too! - July 7, 2017

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  1. Radiohead - I Promise - 3:59

  2. Radiohead - Lull (Remastered) - 2:26

  3. Prince and The Revolution - When Doves Cry - 5:53

  4. Prince and The Revolution - I Would Die 4 U - 2:49

 

Radiohead - OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997-2017

Radiohead - Ok Computer OKNOTOK 1997-2017

Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985.

On 2 May 2017, Radiohead announced a 20th-anniversary OK Computer reissue, OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997-2017, including a remastered version of the original album, plus B-sides and three previously unreleased tracks: "I Promise", "Man of War" and "Lift". The boxed edition contains additional artwork and notes, and an audio cassette of demos and session recordings. The digital version was released on June 23, 2017, with physical editions shipping in July. Radiohead promoted the reissue with posters around the world featuring "cryptic" messages and the years 1997 and 2017, and a teaser video featuring "glitchy" computer graphics and lyrics from "Climbing Up the Walls". On June 2 and 22 respectively, Radiohead released "I Promise" and "Man of War" as downloads for those who had pre-ordered OKNOTOK, with accompanying music videos. OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017 topped the UK charts in the week of release, bouyed by their Glastonbury headlining performance.

https://youtu.be/0sFvFVkeGVg

https://youtu.be/DXP1KdZX4io

 

Prince and The Revolution - Purple Rain

Prince and The Revolution - Purple Rain - Deluxe Expanded Edition

Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis.  Prince was given his father's stage name, Prince Rogers, which his father used while performing with a jazz group called the Prince Rogers Trio. In 1991, Prince's father told A Current Affair that "I named my son Prince because I wanted him to do everything I wanted to do". Prince's childhood nickname was Skipper.

Purple Rain — Deluxe Expanded Edition is the first reissue produced by the deal Prince signed with Warner Brothers in 2014 in order to regain ownership of his masters.

This edition’s approach to the original LP is to kind of unfold it from the edges by including unreleased songs and extended mixes that both expand and complicate the record’s essential character. Purple Rain was Prince’s commercial flashpoint, an album- and feature-length metaphor for his arrival on a national stage; in the last 33 years, it has been written about breathlessly, and it has been contemplated down to its skeletal details.

The remastering job heard on this edition, apparently overseen by Prince, adds a clarity and fluorescence to an album whose elements already sounded carefully distributed. Prince’s screams in “Baby I’m a Star” take shape in three dimensions, and the interlaced guitar lines in “Darling Nikki” sound as if they're radiating their own humidity. The songs feel heavier and fuller and conversely, the void surrounding the guitar chord that introduces the title track feels as if it’s been expanded into an even vaster loneliness.