My favorite Music of 2013

Time of the balance. It’s been a great year for Music … songs, albums, live concert … yet especially Box set, Remastered and Deluxe Edition.

A personal list of my preferred 2013 albums. I’m not able to draw up a real rank, as the positions would change according to the day, to my mood, … to the circumstances. Furthermore in can’t be considered ultimate, as for sure I ignore the existence of some fundamental or interesting work published during 2013 or I’m able to fully appreciate a disc only later, maybe after I listen to it many times or following positive astral circumstances.

I hope you love this music !!!

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My Favorite Albums of 2013

Avett BrothersMagpie and the Dandelion (Deluxe Edition)
Band of HeathensSunday Morning Record
Blue Sky Riders (Kenny Loggins) Finally Home
Boz ScaggsMemphis
Darden SmithLove Calling
Gov't MuleShout! (2CD)
James BluntMoon Landing (Deluxe Edition)
JJ Grey & MofroThis River
John MayerParadise Valley
Jonathan WilsonFanfare
Kare BuchananStarting Over
Love and TheftLove and Theft
Pearl JamLightning
Steve LukatherTransition
Tedeschi Trucks BandMade Up Mind
Wild FeathersThe Wild Feathers


My favorite Debut albums:
Wild Feathers – “The Wild Feathers”

Best ITA Album:
Luca Carboni – “Fisico & Politico”

Flop album (personal opinion):
Paul McCartney – “New”
Bon Jovi – “What About Now”

Best concerts 2013:
Roger Waters – The Wall Live (Padova)
Sting – Back to Bass Tour (Arena di Verona)
Toto – 35th Anniversary Tour (Milano)


My Favorite "Live, Box, Remastered & Deluxe Edition" of 2013

-------- LIVE ----------
Paul McCartney & WingsRockshowBlu-ray
Jackson BrowneI'll Do Anything - Live in ConcertBlu-ray
Christopher CrossA Night in ParisCD + DVD
Eric ClaptonUnplugged (Deluxe Edition)CD+DVD
Band of HeathensThe Double Down – Live From Denver Vol 1 (2012)CD + DVD
Band of HeathensThe Double Down – Live From Denver Vol 2 (2012)CD + DVD
Paul CarrackGood Feeling Tour LiveCD+DVD
Peter FramptonLive in DetroitBlu-ray
Bryan AdamsLive at Sydney Opera HouseBlu-ray
-------- BOX ----------
Fleetwood MacRumours (35th Deluxe Edition)CD+DVD+LP
Paul McCartney & WingsWings Over AmericaCD+DVD+HDTracks
EaglesHistory of The Eagles - The Story of an American BandBox 3 DVD
SupertrampBreakfast in America (DeluxeEdition 2010)CD+DVD+LP
Jethro TullBenefitCD+DVD-A
Stephen StillsCarry OnCD
Peter GabrielSo (25th An. Immersion Box)CD+DVD+HDTracks
Lenny KravitzAre You Gonna Go My Way (20th Deluxe Edition)file
Roger TaylorThe LotCD + DVD
NirvanaIn Uterocoming soon
WhoTommy (Deluxe Edition)coming soon
The BandLive at the Academy of Music 1971 - The Rock of Ages Concertscoming soon
Duane AllmanSkydogcoming soon

My Favorite Tracks of 2013

Always Hate MeJames Blunt
Ballad of Larry WebbJJ Grey & Mofro
Beer in the HeadlightsLuke Bryan
Bring Your Love To MeAvett Brothers
CapturedGov't Mule
Cecil TaylorJonathan Wilson
Do I Look WorriedTedeschi Trucks Band
Don't Want Lies The Rides (Stephen Stills)
Every SaintRandall Bramblett
Feelin' BraveBlue Sky Riders (Kenny Loggins)
Flying Free (Internal Flight Part 4)Estas Tonne
Forsaken Savior (Dave Matthews version)Gov't Mule
Fortune Son (w/Foo Fighters)John Fogerty
Get Lucky (w/Pharrel Williams)Daft Punk
Gone Baby Gone Boz Scaggs
Gotta Get OverEric Clapton
Hard TimesWild Feathers
Heartbreaker (w/Glenn Bidmead)Kere Buchanan
If You Ever Get Lonely (John Waite song)Love and Theft
I Say A Little Prayer (Cover)Darden Smith
Love Calling (acoustic version)Darden Smith
Morning SongAvett Brothers
Never Be Another Next Time (w/Steve Clisby)Kere Buchanan
Open Ended LifeAvett Brothers
RadiateJack Johnson
Right the WrongSteve Lukather
Runnin' Out of AirLove and Theft
Say it's not true (w/Jeff Back)Roger Taylor
ShotgunBand of Heathens
Should've ListenedTravis Tritt
SirensPearl Jam
The CeilingWild Feathers
This RiverJJ Grey & Mofro
When The World Gets Small (Steve Winwood version)Gov't Mule
Who You Love (feat. Katy Perry)John Mayer
Windeer WomanBlue Sky Riders (Kenny Loggins)
You Never Need NobodyLone Bellow

Best italian songs:
Marco Mengoni – “L’essenziale”
Luca Carboni – “C’è sempre una canzone”
Ligabue – “La Neve Se Ne Frega”
Moreno – “Che confusione”
Claudio Baglioni – “Con Voi”
Elisa – “Ecco che”


List of best-selling albums of all time

1. Michael Jackson, “Thriller”: 66,200,000
2. Soundtrack, “Grease”: 44,700,000
3. Pink Floyd, “The Dark Side of the Moon”: 44,200,000
4. Whitney Houston et al., “The Bodyguard”: 38,600,000
5. The Bee Gees at al., “Saturday Night Fever”: 37,200,000
6. The Eagles, “Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975”: 36,900,000
7. Bob Marley, “Legend”: 36,800,000
8. Led Zeppelin, “IV”: 35,700,000
9. AC/DC, “Back in Black”: 35,700,000
10. Shania Twain, “Come on Over”: 35,400,000
11. Michael Jackson, “Bad”: 34,700,000
12. Soundtrack, “Dirty Dancing”: 33,300,000
13. Dire Straits, “Brothers in Arms”: 33,200,000
14. Alanis Morissette, “Jagged Little Pill”: 33,200,000
15. Fleetwood Mac, “Rumours”: 33,000,000
16. The Beatles, “1”: 32,400,000
17. Pink Floyd, “The Wall”: 31,900,000
18. ABBA, “Gold”: 31,400,000
19. Guns N’ Roses, “Appetite for Destruction”: 30,800,000
20. Simon & Garfunkel, “Greatest Hits”: 30,700,000
21. Queen, “Greatest Hits”: 30,600,000
22. Celine Dion, “Let’s Talk About Love”: 30,300,000
23. Michael Jackson, “Dangerous”: 30,200,000
24. Celine Dion, “Falling into You”: 30,200,000
25. The Eagles, “Hotel California”: 30,000,000
26. Bruce Springsteen, “Born in the U.S.A.”: 29,100,000
27. Metallica, “Metallica”: 28,900,000
28. Meat Loaf, “Bat Out of Hell”: 28,700,000
29. Soundtrack, “Titanic”: 28,500,000
30. The Beatles, “Abbey Road”: 28,300,000


Quarterflash … debut album 1981

October 20, 1981

Quarterflash … Great debut album 1981.

Track listing
“Harden My Heart” (Marv Ross) – 3:51
“Find Another Fool” (Ross) – 4:32
“Critical Times” (Charles) – 5:06
“Valerie” (Ross) – 4:20
“Try to Make It True” (Ross) – 3:38
“Right Kind of Love” (Ross) – 3:49
“Cruisin’ With the Deuce” (Ross) – 4:10
“Love Should Be So Kind” (Ross) – 3:10
“Williams Avenue” (Ross) – 7:57

Rindy Ross: Vocals, Saxophone
Marv Ross: Guitars
Jack Charles: Guitars
Rick DiGiallonardo: Keyboards
Rich Gooch: Bass
Brian David Willis: Drums, Percussion

Timothy B. Schmit: Additional Vocals
Paulinho DaCosta: Percussion
Bruce Sweetman: Violin
John Boylan: Additional Vocals

John Boylan: Producer
Paul Grupp: Engineer

Happy Birthday … John Cougar …. Mellencamp !!!

Happy Birthday … John Cougar …. Mellencamp !!!
John Mellencamp (October 7, 1951) nickname … “Little Bastard”, one of my personal idols !!!

Oh oh
When a nation cries
His tears fall down like missiles from the skies
Justice look into independence’s eyes
Can you make everything alright
Can you keep your nation warm tonight

Roll a rock across the country
Everybody come along
When you’re feelin’ down yeah yeah
Just sing this song yeah yeah