Posts From Mark Brown

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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The 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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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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Richie Furay Talks About His Supergroups

In our interview, he discusses the brief Buffalo Springfield reunion (and possible album), his recent solo LP and the country rock sound

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Bob Seger Final Tour: Live Review

Seger and the Silver Bullet Band took a ride through songs that have influenced pop culture for decades and show no sign of letting up.

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