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Win Chicago Digital Album Bundle

win a fascinating collectible Chicago digital download album bundle focused on the earliest Chicago Transit Authority  and Chicago II   albums. Also included is a collection featuring he blazing guitar and husky voice of the late Terry Kath, the current Chicago line-up performing the entire Chicago II  live in concert for PBS, and the all-new fiftieth anniversary "GOARMY" remix of "25 or 6 to 4"!
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Collective Soul- Collective Soul 25th Anniversary- Ed Roland

But after selling over a million copies of the album "Hints, Allegations,and Things Left Unsaid" primarily on the phenomenon of "Shine" alone, the second album in March 1995 simply under the name "Collective Soul", and containing "Where the River Flows","Gel","December(Spit Me Out)", and the gorgeous "The World I Know" is one of the strongest sets of melodies and tasteful arrangements to come from the era. And it has been remastered and expanded for a special twenty-fifth anniversary edition on both compact disc and double vinyl. Ed Roland is my guest In the Studio.

Queensryche- Empire 30th Anniversary- Geoff Tate, Chris DeGarmo 8-31

"Empire" by Queensryche has aged not a lick in three decades in its ability to rock your viral blues away while surgically implanting multiple massive chorus hooks in your head. Queensryche  dual founders Geoff Tate and Chris DeGarmo hold court while dealing in the coin of the realm "Best I Can","Another Rainy Night","Jet City Woman","Resistance", "Hand on Heart", and the epic "Silent Lucidity" here In the Studio  the week of September 1.
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Moody Blues- A Question of Balance 50th- Justin Hayward, John Lodge

The Moody Blues' sixth album, "A Question of Balance", released fifty summers ago, unfolded like a sweeping cinematic epic playing in the panorama between your ears. The antithesis of a Top 40 band, nevertheless "A Question of Balance"  contained the dynamic hit "Question" plus "Dawning is the Day","How is It We Are Here","It's Up to You", and the classic "Melancholy Man". Justin Hayward and John Lodge co-host here In the Studio
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Rory Gallagher- Tattoo’d Lady- New York City 11-78

Rory Gallagher and the Irishman's trio in New York City club The Bottom Line in November 1978 performing "Tattoo'd Lady", unfortunately still struggling to get a sizable fanbase in America after almost a decade of constant recording and touring, requiring them to play two complete shows in one night.

Joe Cocker- Mad Dogs and Englishmen 50th- w/ Leon Russell 8-24

In the Studio  on the fiftieth anniversary of the release of the double live album recording of the remarkable tour "Mad Dogs and Englishmen". The late Joe Cocker and the dearly departed Leon Russell tell the true story here the week of August 24.
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John Mellencamp- Scarecrow 35th Anniversary

John Mellencamp's "Scarecrow"  album released in August 1985 was loaded with hits, including "Small Town","Lonely Ol' Night", and "R.O.C.K. in the USA".  His list of Top 20 hit songs is extensive enough to require the double-disc "Words and Music"  compilation, but it was the album tracks starting with Scarecrow's   "Minutes to Memories", worthy of inclusion in the great Paul Simon songbook, which revealed his songcraft to me.

The Band- Stage Fright 50th Anniversary- Robbie Robertson

The Band's sublime third effort,  "Stage Fright" , released in August 1970, went Top 5 and sold over a million copies. Widely viewed along with Bob Dylan, The Byrds, and Gram Parsons as  fathers of  the Americana musical movement, The Band also may have  been one of rock's first alternative groups. In part one of this classic rock interview, main songwriter Robbie Robertson ("The Weight","The Night They Drove Ol'Dixie Down","Up on Cripple Creek","The Shape I'm In") helps me make that case.

Midnight Oil- The Dead Heart- New York City 4-93

It was at a rare club show in New York City during the press roll out of "Earth and Sun and Moon" in April 1993 that Midnight Oil performed this terrific version of  native aboriginal anthem "The Dead Heart".

Marshall Tucker Band- Searchin’ for a Rainbow 45th- Doug Gray, Jerry Eubanks

In the 45th anniversary August of  Marshall Tucker Band's "Searchin' for a Rainbow",  we feature Doug Gray and former member Jerry Eubanks telling charming stories while surrounded by "Take the Highway" and "Can't You See" (sung by Toy Caldwell ) from MTB's 1973 debut; a scorching live performance of "24 Hours at a Time" with Charlie Daniels on fiddle; the late George McCorkle's "Fire on the Mountain","Virginia", and "Searchin' for a Rainbow".