Inspired by Smith’s unique dreams and observations, Banga’s poetic lyrics are a reflection of our complex world – a world that is rife with chaos and beauty. Praised for her storytelling abilities, Smith has crafted an album that captures a wide range of human experience.
Banga was recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City and produced by Patti Smith and her band: Tony Shanahan, Jay Dee Daugherty and her long-time collaborator Lenny Kaye.
The founding members of the Beach Boys, one of the world’s most legendary bands in popular music history, have reunited for a global 50th Anniversary celebration including a new studio album, That’s Why God Made The Radio. Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks recently completed recording sessions for the band’s 29th studio album; the first in decades to feature all of the band’s surviving original members. Produced by Brian Wilson and executive produced by Mike Love, the album’s 12 new songs illustrate their unique and evocative West Coast story with the band’s timeless signature sound.
Although Rita Wilson is well-known as an actress and a film producer few may be aware that her early show biz ambitions were actually musical. Wilson has finally achieved her dream with the release of her debut album – a beautifully sung collection of classics from the ’60s and ’70s that, taken together, make up the soundtrack to her life.
AM features songs from the ’60s that Wilson remembers singing along to on AM radio while riding in the back seat of her parents’ car. By the time Wilson got her own car, popular music lived on FM radio. She became enamored with the folk-rock singer-songwriters who dominated those airwaves in the early ’70s and her favorite songs make up the FM half.