Posts From Mark Brown

Prince Insiders Talk About His 1987 Masterpiece, ‘Sign O’ the Times’: Exclusive

“A lot of musicians end up doing the same song over and over. This sounds like nothing he’d ever done before,” his archivist says. “It is staggering”

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Eagles’ ‘The Long Run’: The Making of a Classic

“’The Long Run’ was a pretty painful birth because we were like, ‘How the f*** are we going to top “Hotel California”‘?”–Joe Walsh

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Nils Lofgren Weathers the Pandemic With a New Live Album: Interview

“I like the idea of a bunch of old guys getting out and knocking it out of the park,” says the veteran singer/guitarist–and he does so on his new album.

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Caribou Ranch Recording Studio: Where the Stars Gathered

Superstars like Elton John, Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire and many more wrote and recorded memorable music at this recording retreat. Visitors included John Lennon, Stevie Wonder and others

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‘Hotel California’ Producer on the Making of the LP

They had one song prepared when they entered the studio. By the time they finished the album nine months later, they’d created a masterpiece. Our exclusive talk with Bill Szymczyk

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Neil Young’s 1975 ‘Homegrown’ LP is Finally Released: Review

Overall, ‘Homegrown’ lives up to its legendary status; it’s a classic Neil Young album, because in 1975 he was classic Neil Young.

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Joe Walsh’s ‘But Seriously, Folks’: Behind the Scenes

“Coming off of ‘Hotel California,’ this was just big fun. This was dessert. It wasn’t drudgery, it wasn’t work, it wasn’t doing things over and over again.”

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Dan Fogelberg: The Making of the Tribute Album

Seven years in the making, the labor-of-love project features Boz Scaggs, Jimmy Buffett and–in their first studio recording–the “new” Eagles.

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A Visit to Stockholm’s ABBA Museum

Sweden’s equivalent of Graceland (slogan: “Walk in, Dance Out”), it’s just like ABBA’s signature hits: pristine perfection.

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Michael Szymczyk Recruits Walsh (x2), Vitale and Passarelli

The musician son of legendary producer Bill Szymczyk is joined on his new LP by Joe Walsh and former members of Barnstorm on a cover of a song from their ’72 debut

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