Mahal's stint with Warner Bros. was not among his most artistically productive, documenting an era in which he become preoccupied with fusing his brand of blues with Caribbean rhythms and steel drums. This double-CD set contains the entirety of three 1976-1978 LPs for the label, in addition to some unreleased material. Those three LPs – 1976's Music Fuh Ya (Musica Para Tu), 1978's Evolution (The Most Recent), and the 1977 soundtrack to the little-known film Brothers – form most of what's on this compilation. There's a sameness to Mahal's easygoing blues-on-the-beach approach, and a sometimes irritating reliance on Caribbean steel drums for color, that wears down the listener's attention span in such a large dose.
Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen - Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen/Tales From The Ozone/We've Got A Live One Here! Digitally remastered two CD set containing Commander Cody's three Warner Bros albums from 1975 and 1976. Immensely popular live, this country rock-western swing-rockabilly band couldn't quite achieve great chart success. All three albums here did make the US Top 200, but Cody decided to disband the act in 1976,We've Got A Live One Here! was recorded in England during their tour in January and February 1976.
The late Warren Zevon's 1976 debut for Asylum Records showcases the artist's songwriting genius, sardonic wit and blazing intelligence. 'Warren Zevon' reels through unforgettable tracks about a rogue's gallery of reckless souls. The expanded 2-CD edition of Zevon's masterpiece presents the remastered original album on Disc one. Bonus Disc two features 15 previously unissued tracks including an alternate version of every song from the original release.