Prince – Into the Vault: A Fantasy Album

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Prince - Into the Vault

Over the next few days, in preparation for the deluxe version of “Purple Rain,” musician Brandon Schott, a self-proposed Prince fanatic, and I, another Prince fanatic, will delve into Prince’s mythical vault, which contains hundreds, possibly even thousands of songs, unreleased to the general public. Some of these unreleased gems have made it out of the …

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Concert Review: Tears for Fears, Hall & Oates

In the 80s, we fought another revolution against the British. Only this time, the Brits were planning a musical invasion of the United States – the second one in 20 years. Bands such as Culture Club, Duran Duran and Frankie Goes to Hollywood took the country by storm, challenging such domestic acts as Bruce Springsteen, …

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Review: ‘Songs, Bond Songs: The Music of 007’

This may come as a shock, but I’ve never been a fan of James Bond films. They always have confusing plots, and I get bored halfway through. But the music is always fantastic. From the opening lines of John Barry’s James Bond theme, you get a sense of the romance, swagger, intrigue and mystery of …

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