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Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol.1
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Fresh Air: Sailing Through Space With ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’? Hilarious
Morning Edition: 'Guardians' Director: This Movie Needed Me!
The Current: Cube Critic: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’
WQXR: The Liberator, Guardians of the Galaxy, and More
Airtalk: Filmweek: Guardians of The Galaxy, Calvary, Get On Up and more
NPR’s Monkey See: Pop Culture Happy Hour: ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ And So Bad It’s Good
NPR’s Monkey See: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy': Let's Hear It For F.U.N.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY AWESOME MIX VOL. 1 is the collection of songs featured in the film. Music plays a major role in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY as the 1970s songs featured in the film are part of the storyline in a unique way. Explaining how the songs come to play in the story, director James Gunn says, ‘One of the main story points in the movie is that Quill has this compilation tape (Awesome Mix #1) that he got from his mother before she died that she made for him. It was of songs that she loved, all songs from the 1970s, and that’s the only thing he has left of his mother and that’s the only thing he has left of his home on Earth. He uses that as a connection to his past and to the sadness that he feels of having left all that and lost all that.’

Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol.1

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Fresh Air: Sailing Through Space With ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’? Hilarious

Morning Edition: 'Guardians' Director: This Movie Needed Me!

The Current: Cube Critic: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

WQXR: The Liberator, Guardians of the Galaxy, and More

Airtalk: Filmweek: Guardians of The Galaxy, Calvary, Get On Up and more

NPR’s Monkey See: Pop Culture Happy Hour: ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ And So Bad It’s Good

NPR’s Monkey See: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy': Let's Hear It For F.U.N.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY AWESOME MIX VOL. 1 is the collection of songs featured in the film. Music plays a major role in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY as the 1970s songs featured in the film are part of the storyline in a unique way. Explaining how the songs come to play in the story, director James Gunn says, ‘One of the main story points in the movie is that Quill has this compilation tape (Awesome Mix #1) that he got from his mother before she died that she made for him. It was of songs that she loved, all songs from the 1970s, and that’s the only thing he has left of his mother and that’s the only thing he has left of his home on Earth. He uses that as a connection to his past and to the sadness that he feels of having left all that and lost all that.’

Croz by David Crosby
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Dinner Party Download: David Crosby in His Spiritual Grove
Folk-rock musician David Crosby, known best for his work with Crosby, Stills, and Nash, has been on the music scene for half a century, starting with his first hit with The Byrds. 
Croz is David Crosby’s first studio album in over 20 years, a collection of 11 new tracks from one of America’s most notable singer-songwriters and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

Croz by David Crosby

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Dinner Party Download: David Crosby in His Spiritual Grove

Folk-rock musician David Crosby, known best for his work with Crosby, Stills, and Nash, has been on the music scene for half a century, starting with his first hit with The Byrds. 

Croz is David Crosby’s first studio album in over 20 years, a collection of 11 new tracks from one of America’s most notable singer-songwriters and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

Zig Zags by Zig Zags
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Dinner Party Download: Zig Zags Mellow, for a Moment
Zig Zags have put out a series of loud, retro metal-punk singles since forming in 2010, including one featuring no less a hard rock icon than Iggy Pop. Their eponymous debut full-length was produced by Ty Segall for a label known for releasing The Black Lips and Jay Reatard, which should give you an idea of Zig Zags’ old-school heritage.

Zig Zags by Zig Zags

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Dinner Party Download: Zig Zags Mellow, for a Moment

Zig Zags have put out a series of loud, retro metal-punk singles since forming in 2010, including one featuring no less a hard rock icon than Iggy Pop. Their eponymous debut full-length was produced by Ty Segall for a label known for releasing The Black Lips and Jay Reatard, which should give you an idea of Zig Zags’ old-school heritage.

Hypnotic Eye by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
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NPR First Listen: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, ‘Hypnotic Eye’
All Things Considered: Tom Petty On Cheap Speakers And George Harrison
Sound Opinions: Hypnotic Eye review
Q with Jian Ghomeshi: Tom Petty: “I don’t know nothin’ about getting famous”
Q with Jian Ghomeshi: Q exclusive: Tom Petty brings the snarl back on Hypnotic Eye
Hypnotic Eye is the 13th studio album from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and the first album from the band in four years. “I knew I wanted to do a rock & roll record, ” Petty told Rolling Stone in April. “We hadn’t made a straight hard-rockin’ record, from beginning to end, in a long time.”

Hypnotic Eye by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

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NPR First Listen: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, ‘Hypnotic Eye’

All Things Considered: Tom Petty On Cheap Speakers And George Harrison

Sound Opinions: Hypnotic Eye review

Q with Jian Ghomeshi: Tom Petty: “I don’t know nothin’ about getting famous”

Q with Jian Ghomeshi: Q exclusive: Tom Petty brings the snarl back on Hypnotic Eye

Hypnotic Eye is the 13th studio album from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and the first album from the band in four years. “I knew I wanted to do a rock & roll record, ” Petty told Rolling Stone in April. “We hadn’t made a straight hard-rockin’ record, from beginning to end, in a long time.”

They Want My Soul by Spoon
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Front Row: Watch Spoon Premiere ‘Rent I Pay’
The Current: Video Premiere “Do You”
The Current: CD of the Week - SPOON
MPR News: Spoon Reveals Album Details ahead of Rock the Garden
KCRW Presents: Spoon
Sound Opinions: They Want My Soul review
Spoon’s new album, They Want My Soul, is its first in four years — a long break for a band known to keep a relentless schedule. And so, singer Britt Daniel says, Spoon’s members were hoping to feel refreshed when they gathered at a recording studio in upstate New York. But there were bad omens: punishing weather, a visit from the police and, one night, a streak of blood in the snow outside the studio.

They Want My Soul by Spoon

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Morning Becomes Eclectic: Spoon

Morning Edition: Getting Spooky with Spoon

All Things Considered: Spoon Talks about its New Album

Front Row: Watch Spoon Premiere ‘Rent I Pay’

The Current: Video Premiere “Do You”

The Current: CD of the Week - SPOON

MPR News: Spoon Reveals Album Details ahead of Rock the Garden

KCRW Presents: Spoon

Sound Opinions: They Want My Soul review

Spoon’s new album, They Want My Soul, is its first in four years — a long break for a band known to keep a relentless schedule. And so, singer Britt Daniel says, Spoon’s members were hoping to feel refreshed when they gathered at a recording studio in upstate New York. But there were bad omens: punishing weather, a visit from the police and, one night, a streak of blood in the snow outside the studio.

The Voyager by Jenny Lewis
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Soundcheck: Jenny Lewis Fights Fear And Insomnia On ‘The Voyager’
The Current: Interview: Jenny Lewis talks about ‘The Voyager’
Fresh Air: 'The Voyager' is an Album You Might Want to Spend Time With
The Current: Album Review: Jenny Lewis, ‘The Voyager’
NPR: Jenny Lewis: Newport Folk 2014
NPR First Listen: Jenny Lewis, ‘The Voyager’
All Things Considered: Rainbow In The Dark: Jenny Lewis On Staring Down Sadness
Morning Edition: Jenny Lewis Stands Out with ‘Voyager’
Dinner Party Download: Jenny Lewis Shares Mint Chips, Ticking Clocks
KEXP: Album Review: Jenny Lewis - The Voyager
Sound Opinions: The Voyager review
Celebrated California singer songwriter Jenny Lewis presents The Voyager. This is the former Rilo Kiley frontwoman s third solo album and first in six years, following 2006’s Rabbit Fur Coat (with The Watson Twins) and 2008’s Acid Tongue.
The Voyager is Lewis’s most deeply personal album to date, documenting her struggle to cope following the death of her estranged father in 2010 and the subsequent break-up of Rilo Kiley. The Voyager’s rootsy, golden glow comes courtesy of Lewis and the artists she chose to produce various tracks, including Ryan Adams (who, alongside Mike Viola, produced all but three of the tracks), Beck, and Lewis’ longtime collaborator Johnathan Rice. The Voyager finds the always relatable songwriter at her sharp-witted best, singing about her recent experiences with honesty and incisiveness.

The Voyager by Jenny Lewis

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Soundcheck: Jenny Lewis Fights Fear And Insomnia On ‘The Voyager’

The Current: Interview: Jenny Lewis talks about ‘The Voyager’

Fresh Air: 'The Voyager' is an Album You Might Want to Spend Time With

The Current: Album Review: Jenny Lewis, ‘The Voyager’

NPR: Jenny Lewis: Newport Folk 2014

NPR First Listen: Jenny Lewis, ‘The Voyager’

All Things Considered: Rainbow In The Dark: Jenny Lewis On Staring Down Sadness

Morning Edition: Jenny Lewis Stands Out with ‘Voyager’

Dinner Party Download: Jenny Lewis Shares Mint Chips, Ticking Clocks

KEXP: Album Review: Jenny Lewis - The Voyager

Sound Opinions: The Voyager review

Celebrated California singer songwriter Jenny Lewis presents The Voyager. This is the former Rilo Kiley frontwoman s third solo album and first in six years, following 2006’s Rabbit Fur Coat (with The Watson Twins) and 2008’s Acid Tongue.

The Voyager is Lewis’s most deeply personal album to date, documenting her struggle to cope following the death of her estranged father in 2010 and the subsequent break-up of Rilo Kiley. The Voyager’s rootsy, golden glow comes courtesy of Lewis and the artists she chose to produce various tracks, including Ryan Adams (who, alongside Mike Viola, produced all but three of the tracks), Beck, and Lewis’ longtime collaborator Johnathan Rice. The Voyager finds the always relatable songwriter at her sharp-witted best, singing about her recent experiences with honesty and incisiveness.

Beck Song Reader
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All Things Considered: Beck Explains ‘Song Reader,’ An Album Fans Perform Themselves
The Current Presents: Local musicians perform Beck’s Song Reader
Studio 360: BECK’S SONG READER: OPEN TO INTERPRETATION
WFUV: Beck Eyes A Starry Song Reader Collection
This 20-track collection features exclusively recorded versions of Beck songs from the Song Reader release, with Beck and music supervisor Randall Poster producing the album.
'Like a kid getting a special package in the mail and opening it up with anticipation, these interpretations of songs from the Song Reader book have surpassed what I could have imagined…' says Beck. 'It amazes me to hear how these musicians have made the songs their own and in the process revealed that the interpretation is the living breathing soul of the piece. These interpretations have made the book something new - something better.'
The 20 songs on Song Reader include versions by Jack White, Jarvis Cocker, Laura Marling, Sparks, Loudon Wainwright III, Norah Jones, Fun. and Jack Black. There is also a tune by Tweedy, the new band formed by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer.

Beck Song Reader

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All Things Considered: Beck Explains ‘Song Reader,’ An Album Fans Perform Themselves

The Current Presents: Local musicians perform Beck’s Song Reader

Studio 360: BECK’S SONG READER: OPEN TO INTERPRETATION

WFUV: Beck Eyes A Starry Song Reader Collection

This 20-track collection features exclusively recorded versions of Beck songs from the Song Reader release, with Beck and music supervisor Randall Poster producing the album.

'Like a kid getting a special package in the mail and opening it up with anticipation, these interpretations of songs from the Song Reader book have surpassed what I could have imagined…' says Beck. 'It amazes me to hear how these musicians have made the songs their own and in the process revealed that the interpretation is the living breathing soul of the piece. These interpretations have made the book something new - something better.'

The 20 songs on Song Reader include versions by Jack White, Jarvis Cocker, Laura Marling, Sparks, Loudon Wainwright III, Norah Jones, Fun. and Jack Black. There is also a tune by Tweedy, the new band formed by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer.

Hypnotic Eye by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
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Q with Jiam Ghomeshi: Tom Petty in Studio for the Full Hour
NPR First Listen: Hypnotic Eye by Tom Petty
Hypnotic Eye is the 13th studio album from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and the first album from the band in four years. “I knew I wanted to do a rock & roll record, ” Petty told Rolling Stone in April. “We hadn’t made a straight hard-rockin’ record, from beginning to end, in a long time.”

Hypnotic Eye by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

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Q with Jiam Ghomeshi: Tom Petty in Studio for the Full Hour

NPR First Listen: Hypnotic Eye by Tom Petty

Hypnotic Eye is the 13th studio album from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and the first album from the band in four years. “I knew I wanted to do a rock & roll record, ” Petty told Rolling Stone in April. “We hadn’t made a straight hard-rockin’ record, from beginning to end, in a long time.”

Yes by Jason Mraz
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Q with Jian Ghomeshi: 'Say Yes' to Jason Mraz
The singer songwriter talks about his new album and performs in the Q studio.

Yes by Jason Mraz

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Q with Jian Ghomeshi: 'Say Yes' to Jason Mraz

The singer songwriter talks about his new album and performs in the Q studio.

Zen Arcade by Hüsker Dü
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The Current: Now and Zen: The greatest album of them all, Hüsker Dü’s ‘Zen Arcade,’ turns 30
They didn’t yet have terms like “alternative rock” when Minneapolis’s Husker Du made their mark as one of the 1980’s most influential bands. With two skilled songwriters—guitarist Bob Mould and drummer Grant Hart—the genre-bending trio (bassist Greg Norton completed the lineup) juxtaposed hardcore punk speed and aggression with pop-leaning melodies. Add their uniformly thoughtful, introspective lyrics, and you’ve got this stunning 1984 double-length release, a semi-concept album about youthful rites of passage. It includes such memorable tracks as Mould’s “Broken Home, Broken Heart” Hart’s “Never Talking to You Again,” and the evocative 14-minute instrumental closer, “Reocurring Dreams.”

Zen Arcade by Hüsker Dü

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The Current: Now and Zen: The greatest album of them all, Hüsker Dü’s ‘Zen Arcade,’ turns 30

They didn’t yet have terms like “alternative rock” when Minneapolis’s Husker Du made their mark as one of the 1980’s most influential bands. With two skilled songwriters—guitarist Bob Mould and drummer Grant Hart—the genre-bending trio (bassist Greg Norton completed the lineup) juxtaposed hardcore punk speed and aggression with pop-leaning melodies. Add their uniformly thoughtful, introspective lyrics, and you’ve got this stunning 1984 double-length release, a semi-concept album about youthful rites of passage. It includes such memorable tracks as Mould’s “Broken Home, Broken Heart” Hart’s “Never Talking to You Again,” and the evocative 14-minute instrumental closer, “Reocurring Dreams.”

Lost In The Dream by The War On Drugs
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Sound Opinions: Lost in the Dream review
The War on Drugs’ Lost In The Dream is the sound of tomorrow’s greatest classic rock today. Lead singer and guitarist Adam Granduciel’s epic guitar playing and songwriting on album tracks like “Under The Pressure,” “In Reverse” and the seven-minute “An Ocean In Between The Waves” are infused with mesmerizing Springsteen-Petty-Velvet Underground influences. He’s got a vocal style that brings to mind Dylan circa Blood On The Tracks. It’s possible to deduce the themes of the album by the names of the songs. “Eyes To The Wind,” “The Haunting Idle,” the title song and the slow burning “Suffering,” express matters of the heart and soul. There are plenty of searching, longing and questioning, set to a soundtrack of a psychedelic heartland. Lost In The Dream is a triumphant, transcendent, classic rock album — whether or not you hear the Springsteenisms that subtly inform the record. —Bruce Warren, 

Lost In The Dream by The War On Drugs

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Sound Opinions: Lost in the Dream review

The War on Drugs’ Lost In The Dream is the sound of tomorrow’s greatest classic rock today. Lead singer and guitarist Adam Granduciel’s epic guitar playing and songwriting on album tracks like “Under The Pressure,” “In Reverse” and the seven-minute “An Ocean In Between The Waves” are infused with mesmerizing Springsteen-Petty-Velvet Underground influences. He’s got a vocal style that brings to mind Dylan circa Blood On The Tracks. It’s possible to deduce the themes of the album by the names of the songs. “Eyes To The Wind,” “The Haunting Idle,” the title song and the slow burning “Suffering,” express matters of the heart and soul. There are plenty of searching, longing and questioning, set to a soundtrack of a psychedelic heartland. Lost In The Dream is a triumphant, transcendent, classic rock album — whether or not you hear the Springsteenisms that subtly inform the record. —Bruce Warren, 

Si Se Puede!: Los Lobos & Friends by Los Lobos
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Over 40 years ago music played a crucial role in one of this country’s most important civil rights struggles: not in the Jim Crow South but in the agricultural fields of California, where the United Farm Workers was organizing laborers into a union for the first time ever. Traditional Mexican corridos were reworked to call people to march, picket and strike. The music was made by some of the workers themselves, as well as members of the UFW, and you pretty much had to be out in the fields to hear it — until 1976 when the album Si Se Puede was released as a fundraiser for the UFW. Herb Albert donated his A&M Records studios to a group of young Chicano musicians who called themselves Los Lobos del Este de los Angeles and who gathered some of their friends to record some of the music that had become part of the farmworker movement.
The band shortened its name and eventually made a big noise of its own, and 38 years later, long after it had gone out of print, the music was finally digitally rereleased this spring to coincide with the release of a biopic about Cesar Chavez. The themes of social justice are timeless but more so is the notion that music can indeed help change the world. We seem to have forgotten that. That’s why this music, now nearly four decades old, still matters. — Felix Contreras

Si Se Puede!: Los Lobos & Friends by Los Lobos

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Over 40 years ago music played a crucial role in one of this country’s most important civil rights struggles: not in the Jim Crow South but in the agricultural fields of California, where the United Farm Workers was organizing laborers into a union for the first time ever. Traditional Mexican corridos were reworked to call people to march, picket and strike. The music was made by some of the workers themselves, as well as members of the UFW, and you pretty much had to be out in the fields to hear it — until 1976 when the album Si Se Puede was released as a fundraiser for the UFW. Herb Albert donated his A&M Records studios to a group of young Chicano musicians who called themselves Los Lobos del Este de los Angeles and who gathered some of their friends to record some of the music that had become part of the farmworker movement.

The band shortened its name and eventually made a big noise of its own, and 38 years later, long after it had gone out of print, the music was finally digitally rereleased this spring to coincide with the release of a biopic about Cesar Chavez. The themes of social justice are timeless but more so is the notion that music can indeed help change the world. We seem to have forgotten that. That’s why this music, now nearly four decades old, still matters. — Felix Contreras

Burn Your Fire For No Witness by Angel Olsen
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Sound Opinions: Burn Your Fire for No Witness review
The word “confessional” tends to get tossed around to describe singer-songwriters who reveal — and even revel in — raw, sticky emotions. But there’s a kind of submissiveness, even apology, implied by that word that doesn’t suit Angel Olsen. Whether she’s huddled over a single acoustic guitar or backed by a muscular rock band, Olsen’s voice grabs you by the collar and looks straight through you. As commanding and assertive as its title suggests, especially in naked and foreboding songs like the seven-minute “White Fire,” Burn Your Fire for No Witness doesn’t waste a motion or a breath. Olsen’s subtle, commanding voice is the embodiment of coiled intensity: The more she seems to hold still, the harder her punches land. — Stephen Thompson

Burn Your Fire For No Witness by Angel Olsen

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Sound Opinions: Burn Your Fire for No Witness review

The word “confessional” tends to get tossed around to describe singer-songwriters who reveal — and even revel in — raw, sticky emotions. But there’s a kind of submissiveness, even apology, implied by that word that doesn’t suit Angel Olsen. Whether she’s huddled over a single acoustic guitar or backed by a muscular rock band, Olsen’s voice grabs you by the collar and looks straight through you. As commanding and assertive as its title suggests, especially in naked and foreboding songs like the seven-minute “White Fire,” Burn Your Fire for No Witness doesn’t waste a motion or a breath. Olsen’s subtle, commanding voice is the embodiment of coiled intensity: The more she seems to hold still, the harder her punches land. — Stephen Thompson

Purple Rain by Prince and the Revolution
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Morning Edition: 'Purple Rain' Taught Me How To Be In A Band
The Current: Prince’s Purple Rain turns 30: Looking back at the iconic Minneapolis film
The Current: Then and Now: Scenes from Purple Rain
The Current: Apollonia shares her near-death experience on the set of Purple Rain
The Current: Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL play surprise Paisley Park show on the eve of “Purple Rain” 30th anniversary
The Current: Bobby Z shares his Purple Rain memories on the album’s 30th anniversary
The Current: Paisley Park: My first visit to Prince’s music mecca, courtesy of 3RDEYEGIRL
The Daily Circuit: 30 years later, why you should care about ‘Purple Rain’
MPR News: Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ a classic at 30 years old
The Current: Artist of the Month: Prince
Sound Opinions: Purple Rain
Gospel, rock, funk…it’s all here on this soundtrack to the film loosely based on Prince’s life. He grabbed an Academy Award and two Grammies for these gems and you’ll know ‘em all: Let’s Go Crazy; When Doves Cry; I Would Die 4 U; plus the title track and more!

Purple Rain by Prince and the Revolution

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Morning Edition: 'Purple Rain' Taught Me How To Be In A Band

The Current: Prince’s Purple Rain turns 30: Looking back at the iconic Minneapolis film

The Current: Then and Now: Scenes from Purple Rain

The Current: Apollonia shares her near-death experience on the set of Purple Rain

The Current: Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL play surprise Paisley Park show on the eve of “Purple Rain” 30th anniversary

The Current: Bobby Z shares his Purple Rain memories on the album’s 30th anniversary

The Current: Paisley Park: My first visit to Prince’s music mecca, courtesy of 3RDEYEGIRL

The Daily Circuit: 30 years later, why you should care about ‘Purple Rain’

MPR News: Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ a classic at 30 years old

The Current: Artist of the Month: Prince

Sound Opinions: Purple Rain

Gospel, rock, funk…it’s all here on this soundtrack to the film loosely based on Prince’s life. He grabbed an Academy Award and two Grammies for these gems and you’ll know ‘em all: Let’s Go Crazy; When Doves Cry; I Would Die 4 U; plus the title track and more!

Fuego by Phish
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NPR First Listen: Phish, ‘Fuego’
All Songs Considered: Hear A Song From ‘Fuego,’ The First New Phish Album In 5 Years
All Things Considered: How Does A Jam Band Write Songs? We Asked Phish
Phish recorded the album with legendary producer Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel) last fall, as the band’s 30th anniversary approached. The songs for Fuego took shape during a series of visits to Phish’s longtime creative hub, The Barn, a rustic, reconstructed barn-turned-rehearsal/recording studio located outside Burlington, Vermont. There they explored dozens of ideas, which led to a notable shift in the band’s songwriting approach. While Fuego includes tracks that individual members brought to the table in usual Phish fashion, the bulk of the material was written by all four, working together at The Barn.

Fuego by Phish

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NPR First Listen: Phish, ‘Fuego’

All Songs Considered: Hear A Song From ‘Fuego,’ The First New Phish Album In 5 Years

All Things Considered: How Does A Jam Band Write Songs? We Asked Phish

Phish recorded the album with legendary producer Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel) last fall, as the band’s 30th anniversary approached. The songs for Fuego took shape during a series of visits to Phish’s longtime creative hub, The Barn, a rustic, reconstructed barn-turned-rehearsal/recording studio located outside Burlington, Vermont. There they explored dozens of ideas, which led to a notable shift in the band’s songwriting approach. While Fuego includes tracks that individual members brought to the table in usual Phish fashion, the bulk of the material was written by all four, working together at The Barn.

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