Category Archives: Mixtapes

Travels With Pat Metheny

This is an introduction to the delights of the hugely influential guitarist, composer and bandleader Pat Metheny. It’s an 11-track instrumental collection only skimming the surface of his lengthy career, touching on the late-70s through the mid-80s, showcasing that instantly … Continue reading

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High Fidelity – Costello in the 80s

High Fidelity – Costello in the 80s High Fidelity I Hope You’re Happy Now Lover’s Walk Man Out of Time New Amsterdam Brilliant Mistake This Town A Good Year for the Roses Blue Chair Human Hands From a Whisper to … Continue reading

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Bowie – Modern Day Masterpeices

It’s a good time of the year to post Bowie – Modern Day Masterpieces. This two-part, 30 track collection covers Bowie materiel from 1984-2016: Part 1 (mp3) Blackstar – Blackstar (2016) Where Are We Now? – The Next Day (2013) … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan and The Band – The Best of the Basement Tapes (1967)

Bob Dylan and The Band- The Best of the Basement Tapes It was the birth of lo-fi. Dylan and the Band holed up in Big Pink, West Saugerties, New York from June to October 1967 to record a number of original … Continue reading

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Tom Petty

Its seems appropriate this week to post Perfect Petty, a compilation of tracks lifted from the first five faultless Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers records. The man was a rock and roll institution with a signature sound, who never made … Continue reading

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The Andy Summers Playlist

Andy Summers. The ex-Police wizard guitarist has challenged listeners to a solo-career best of compilation via the less than ideal file sharing platform Spotify to win a signed guitar. In celebration of Andy’s vinyl 2XLP release of Triboluminescence limited release, a special … Continue reading

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The Kinks – Top 50 Songs

You may have missed them along the way, they always seemed second fiddle to the likes of the Beatles and the Stones, or during the wave of like-sounding garage whimsy of 90s pop – Blur et al. The Kinks early … Continue reading

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Paul McCartney – Flowers in the Dirt (1989)

Here at Pierce’s Press I reconstruct an album, with benefit of time, steering it toward what the artist may have originally intended. Why not!   Flowers in the Dirt was a repudiation of the Macca we love/hate: no imperialist odes to … Continue reading

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The Todd Rundgren Odyssey (1970-1981)

The tracks on this two-disc compilation are taken from the multi-instrumentalist, seminal years: 1970-1981. Diverse and eclectic, this is a companion piece to Ballads, although still something of an introductory odyssey, recommended for anyone looking to begin exploring the delights … Continue reading

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#1: George Harrison – All Things Must Pass (1970)

Hi. Here at Pierce’s Press I take a look at bloated, self-indulgent, expansive double albums and gleefully trim it back to a single, dreck-free, no filler, concise, listenable record without having to reach for the skip button or needle re-positioning. I think … Continue reading

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