Friday, December 30, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011


Amazon US appears to be running a special on much of George Harrison's download catalog, including the Jeff Lynne-produced Cloud Nine, Brainwashed, and George's career-spanning collection Let It Roll... all $4.99 each - download only.

This download edition of Cloud Nine contains the rare extended version of Got My Mind Set On You.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


A quick heads up... just got word that the new 11CD Classic Albums Collection from ELO will be PopMarket's Deal of the Day this coming Friday December 30, 2011. The set which regularly goes for $80, will be discounted for those who are either on the fence about it or who would like to buy one as a gift.  At present, it shows $62.99 with free shipping.  The price/shipping deal may vary depending on where you live.

For the record, the old website from Sony now directs you right to this set.

Monday, December 19, 2011


FTM now has a full spread on the Live At The Fillmore 1969 set from The Move.

The 2CD comes out on 13 February 2010... but is available to download now on iTunes and some Amazon outlets...

Thursday, December 8, 2011


First out of the gate in 2012 appears to be a 2-disc live set from The Move.  Live at The Fillmore 1969 is so far slated for a 13 February 2012 release.  It includes a bonus track featuring Bev Bevan talking about The Move's USA Tour.

"The Only Complete Move Concert in Existence..."

Sound samples now on Amazon UK...

Being released by Right Recordings UK:  Their blurb:

Thought lost for over 30 years, the master tapes from The Move’s shows at the Fillmore West were saved by Carl Wayne but suffered technical problems & could not be released. Thanks to advances in studio technology, Carl began restoring the tapes in 2003. Sadly Carl died in 2004 & was never able to complete the live album he believed would show how incredible The Move was as a live band. Now, with the full cooperation & permission of his wife, Sue Wayne, the tapes have been painstakingly restored, remastered & released in memory of The Move’s dynamic front man & lead singer. 
100 minutes of previously unreleased Move live magic recorded at San Francisco’s Fillmore West. 
Full colour 12-page booklet with rare & unseen photos & memorabilia.
Exclusive commentary, new & archive interviews with members of The Move.

Track List...

Disc 1:
Open My Eyes
Don't Make My Baby Blue
Cherry Blossom Clinic Revisited
The Last Thing On My Mind
I Can Hear The Grass Grow

Disc 2:
Fields Of People
Goin' Back
Hello Susie
Under The Ice
Additional Night Performances: Introduction
Don't Make My Baby Blue
Cherry Blossom Clinic Revisited
The Last Thing On My Mind
The Move's 1969 USA Tour Recalled By Bev Bevan (Bonus Track)

Right Recordings is giving people the option of the CD autographed by Bev Bevan - and offering T-shirts.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Barbara Orbison, who spent years keeping the legacy of her husband Roy alive, died of pancreatic cancer yesterday - 23 years to the day we lost Roy.  She was just 60 years old.

News links:
CBS News
USA Today

Saturday, November 12, 2011


The new Classic Albums Collection box set has arrived.  Here's another picture to illustrate some of the interesting features.

First off, there's 11 discs, not 12 as some retailers have listed.

The individual albums are housed in good quality card sleeves.  If the original album was a gatefold, it's presented here in a gatefold.

The booklet is 28 pages with original album credits and snippets from the remaster booklets.   Very nice.

All of the discs are uniform black with logo and title.

So, on the surface, a nicely presented set.  A casual fan now has the opportunity to own ELO's main catalog for as little as $45.  I suppose that's the intent of this set.

Now for the nitpicky stuff:

I have mixed feelings on the white border of every card sleeve.

Given the Earth Wind & Fire example for this same series, I thought this would have been a good opportunity to include a short bonus CD of already released tracks that didn't make this round of remasters (ie remastered Hello My Old Friend, Mandalay, Buildings Have Eyes, A Matter Of Fact (both versions), maybe the edit to Evil Woman, Flashback tracks, etc...)

A lot of us had strong doubts Zoom was going to be included.  If Sony doesn't own it anymore, my guess is any future 're-packagaing' would probably come from Jeff and his yet to be revealed new endeavor.

One good thing about this box set, it's not cheaply made and there's more attention to detail than usual. But, I can't help but to imagine a real box set geared to the more dedicated ELO fan ala the recent Queen and Pink Floyd sets.

I have to admit, they made nothing new look new.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


A report from the George Harrison Living In The Material World Exhibit at the Grammy Museum in LA...

One of our regular readers, who we know as Rock Singer, saw the exhibit last night:  
"My favorite part of the exhibit was off to the side, four small mixing board where you could remix George's song "This is Love." I couldn't resist it and had to try. I only wished I could have kept a personal copy of the remix that I made myself." Yeah I'm no Jeff Lynne but it was fun trying."

That would be fun.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


... Is there any intention of releasing this documentary in USA for those of us who don't have HBO?  Just askin'....

Friday, October 14, 2011


You remember that compilation Roy Wood has been working on?  Well, Music Book appears to be ready for a 14 November release in the UK.

You remember when Roy Wood mentioned that one of his late 80s/early 90s tracks with Jeff Lynne would included in this set??  Well, it appears that he has back-pedaled on that idea.

1. California Man (Roy Wood with his Rock & Roll "Big Band") *
2. Ball Park Incident (Wizzard)
3. Forever (Roy Wood)
4. Oh What A Shame (Roy Wood)
5. Fire Brigade (Roy Wood) *
6. French Perfume (Roy Wood with Wizzard)
7. Down To Zero (Roy Wood)
8. Raining In The City (Roy Wood)
9. I Can Hear The Grass Grow (Status Quo)
10. Beautiful Daughter (Roy Wood with Carl Waynes)
11. Tonight (Move)
12. Lion's Heart (Roy Wood) *
13. Look Thru The Eyes Of A Fool (Roy Wood)
14. Dear Elaine (Roy Wood)
15. Main Street (Roy Wood with Wizzard)
16. New York City (Roy Wood Rock & Roll Band) *
17. Givin' Your Heart Away (Roy Wood)
18. Sing Out The Old...Bring In The New (Roy Wood with Kempsey School Choir)

1. See My Baby Jive (Wizzard)
2. Starting Up (Roy Wood)
3. Any Old Time Will Do (Roy Wood)
4. Miss Clarke And The Computer (Roy Wood)
5. Green Glass Windows (Roy Wood with Kempsey School Choir)
6. R. U. Red E 2 Rock (Wizzard)
7. Chinatown (Move)
8. Flowers In The Rain (Nancy Sinatra)
9. Why Does Such A Pretty Girl (Sing Those Sad Songs) (Roy Wood)
10. Brontosaurus (Move)
11. Olympic Flyer (Roy Wood)
12. Angel Fingers (A Teen Ballad) (Wizzard)
13. Keep Your Hands On The Wheel (Roy Wood feat John Bonham Drums)
14. Aerial Pictures (Roy Wood) *
15. This Is The Story Of My Love (Wizzard)
16. Blackberry Way (Move with extra strings by Roy Wood) *
17. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday (Wizzard)
18. First Movement E.L.O (Roy Wood acoustic guitar & cello)


12 DISCS ???

There appears to be a bit of confusion (or change) regarding the upcoming Classic Albums Collection box set.

Amazon Germany and another German retailer are listing the collection as 12 discs and that Zoom is the newly added 12th disc.  Amazon US and UK also list the collection as 12 discs but no further info.

On the other hand, another import retailer is listing 12 discs with Out Of The Blue split into 2 discs.

Pop Market is still showing 11 discs.

This could all explain the delay.  Again, stay tuned.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


The Classic Albums Collection now moves to November 8.


Joe Walsh has reportedly revealed the name of this new album.  According to Ultimate Classic Rock, it was will be titled Analog Man and Mr. Walsh will testing (at least) the title track on his upcoming set of live shows.

Jeff Lynne is previously reported to have produced half the tacks on the album.  The Ultimate Classic Rock article vaguely states it'll be a Winter 2012 release - backing up an article from which also says early 2012.  Stay tuned...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


For those of you in the US with HBO, tonight is part one of George Harrison - Living In The Material World - part two tomorrow night.  Let us know what you think! 

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Here's a small roundup on what's up this month.  First, the USA edition of The Essential Electric Light Orchestra is out on October 24.  The UK version is out 10 October.  Lynn Hoskins at Showdown says the Xanadu tracks are from the 1998 UK edition.  The one exception: Xanadu, which appears to be the newer Jeff Lynne version.

Disc 1:

1. 10538 Overture (7" Edit) 4:03
2. Roll Over Beethoven (7" Edit)  4:31
3. Showdown 4:09
4. Ma-Ma-Ma Belle 3:37
5. Can't Get It Out Of my Head (7" Edit) 3:07
6. Evil Woman 4:12
7. Nightrider (7" Edit) 3:42
8. Strange Magic 4:06
9. Livin' Thing 3:32
10. Do Ya 3:45
11. Rockaria! 3:13
12. Telephone Line 4:40
13. Turn To Stone 3:48
14. Mr. Blue Sky 5:02
15. Sweet Talkin' Woman 3:48
16. Wild West Hero 4:41
17. It's Over 4:09
18. Shine A Little Love 4:11

Disc 2:

1. Don't Bring Me Down 4:03
2. The Diary Of Horace Wimp 4:17
3. Confusion 3:40
4. Last Train To London 4:30
5. I'm Alive 3:44
6. Xanadu (New Version) 3:21
7. All Over The World 4:02
8. Don't Walk Away 4:47
9. Hold On Tight 3:06
10. Twilight 3:43
11. Ticket To The Moon 4:07
12. The Way Life's Meant To Be 4:38
13. Rock and Roll Is King 3:08
14. Secret Messages 4:43
15. Four Little Diamonds 4:05
16. Calling America 3:29
17. So Serious 2:42
18. Surrender 2:32
19. Latitude 88 North 3:23

The Classic Albums Collection is "shipping on or before October 15." - which is a Saturday, so not sure this is following a traditional release 'schedule.'

The track list for the Deluxe Edition CD is out.
Exclusive CD Tracklist:
1. My Sweet Lord (demo) 3:33
2. Run Of The Mill (demo) 1:56
3. I'd Have You Any Time (early take) 3:06
4. Mama You've Been On My Mind (demo) 3:04
5. Let It Be Me (demo) 2:56
6. Woman Don't You Cry For Me (early take) 2:44
7. Awaiting On You All (early take) 2:40
8. Behind That Locked Door (demo) 3:29
9. All Things Must Pass (demo) 4:38
10. The Light That Has Lighted The World (demo) 2:23
So, it appears there's nothing from the Jeff Lynne/Wilburys era or later on this.  And still no announced plans for a DVD or BRD in the USA.  The Jeff Lynne Interview bonus feature is included with all released versions in the UK.  

Joe Walsh's website has completed a makeover.  Right now, there's only solo tour dates and no hint of a new album at all.  According to Joe from eons ago, it's been sitting ready to go.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


UPDATE:  Release date slides to October 15... 
Also suddenly appearing on Sony's release schedule, an 11-CD box set containing the band's current USA remasters.
The blurb:
This box set is the definitive document of Electric Light Orchestra's classic recordings
  • Each album features rare bonus tracks, including numerous alternate versions and unreleased tracks.
  • Each album is packaged in a replica mini-LP-style sleeve reproducing that album's original cover art.
  • Includes such enduring ELO hits as "Can't Get It Out of My Head," "Evil Woman," "Telephone Line," "Livin' Thing," "Sweet Talkin' Woman," "Mr. Blue Sky," "Don't Bring Me Down" and "Hold On Tight."

UPDATE:  Release date slides to October 15... 

Hat tip: Cory

Friday, September 2, 2011

FULL STREAM AHEAD... is now streaming the entire Listen To Me: Buddy Holly collection... Enjoy and feel free to post your thoughts on Words of Love...

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Sony/BMG will be releasing The Essential Electric Light Orchestra in the UK.  This time a 2 CD collection spanning the length of the ELO brand.

Disc 1

10538 Overture
Roll Over Beethoven
Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
Can't Get It Out Of My Head
Evil Woman
Strange Magic
Livin' Thing
Do Ya
Telephone Line
Turn To Stone
Mr. Blue Sky
Sweet Talkin' Woman
Wild West Hero
It's Over
Shine A Little Love

Disc 2

Don't Bring Me Down
The Diary Of Horace Wimp
Last Train To London
I'm Alive
All Over The World
Don't Walk Away
Hold On Tight
Ticket To The Moon
The Way Life's Meant To Be
Rock and Roll Is King
Secret Messages
Four Little Diamonds
Calling America
So Serious
Latitude 88 North

Release date: 10 October 2011.   Amazon UK

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


A promo CD of Listen To Me: Buddy Holly is out there now, even though it is now less than a week before the official release... and still no full preview of Words of Love yet...

Monday, August 29, 2011


The re-recorded Mr. Blue Sky, now playing on a Target ad in Australia.

Hat tip: Robert

Monday, August 22, 2011


We are getting our first look at the trailer for the upcoming George Harrison documentary, Living In The Material World:


Thanks to Ged and everyone involved with the Earthrise re-issue.  You guys did a great job!


The movie trailer count is adding up. Don't Bring Me Down (old and new versions) is featured in the trailers for Our Idiot Brother.  A 30-second spot features the classic version.  Here's one of the longer trailers:

Thursday, August 4, 2011


While sitting at home unwinding from another long day, this came on:

FuturamaThursdays 10/9c
The Wreck of the Original Planet Express Ship
Comedy CentralFunny TV ShowsRoast of Charlie Sheen

Older post: This is a still picture (taken on my phone) from tonight's episode of Futurama.  In this scene, the crew flies through a spaceship graveyard.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


We now have our first look at what the new George Harrison documentary, Living In The Material World will look like on deluxe DVD, at least for the UK.  There's still no listing for the CD of 'never before heard' tracks.  However, the Special Features section has some interesting items:

Special Features:
  • George plays the Uke*
  • Here Comes The Sun 
  • Dispute and Violence
  • Deep Blue*
  • Paul McCartney interview
  • Jeff Lynne interview
  • Damon Hill interview
  • Growing Up in Liverpool interview*
  • Neil Aspinall interview*
  • The Inner Light interview*
  • Gordon Murray interview*
* Exclusive to the Deluxe Edition.
The initial list price for this Deluxe Edition: 74.99 GBP.  I suspect this will get interesting.  Stay tuned...

This is the DVD release.

and this is the Blu-Ray release.

Monday, July 25, 2011


An announcement we've been seemingly waiting ages for is official as of today.  A collection of Buddy Holly cover songs called Listen To Me: Buddy Holly will be released on September 6, just in time to celebrate Buddy's 75th birthday.  Jeff Lynne has contributed (and produced) a cover of Words Of Love for the set.

A new web site has launched in preparation for the release... as well as a press video giving us a short preview of some of the tracks including Words Of Love.

Listen To Me: Buddy Holly will be available as a CD and a digital download. The Listen To Me series will benefit music industry charities geared towards young, up and coming musicians.

This will be the first studio recording under the Jeff Lynne banner since 1991.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD has taken the wraps off the new Martin Scorsese documentary about George's life, Living In The Material World.

If you are in the UK, good news for you.  The film will be released in 3 configurations: DVD, DVD/Blu-Ray Combo pack, and a deluxe edition featuring the DVD, Blu-Ray disc and a CD of unheard material.  Release date: 10 October 2011.

If you're in the US, the film will debut in two parts on HBO on October 5th and 6th.

Although today's press release doesn't mention Jeff Lynne by name, I can't imagine he's not part of it in some form or fashion.

This is just how the film will debut, but plenty of questions remain.  When will the USA get a DVD/Blu-Ray release... and what's on that CD?  Stay tuned.

A companion book will help usher in the film.  Expected UK Release date for that September 3, September 15 for the USA.

Saturday, July 9, 2011


Here's an update for those of you following the new Earthrise re-issue.  A sampler is available to hear now while everything else is being finalized.  Order/payment links will appear in the coming days and the CD is expected to ship next month.

One surprise, Colin Owen, who "commanded the live desk on ELO's Time tour," is the engineer on this project.

And notice the artwork now says Morgan/Tandy...

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Rossif Sutherland has just released an album of all-new material to his MySpace page.  No Jeff Lynne involvement, but it's worth checking out anyway.  These Words and Waiting For The Train are still available to hear.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


It appears a new day is dawning for Earthrise, the 80s project by ELO members Richard Tandy and Dave Morgan.  A new site has been launched in preparation for a new re-issue of the album.  Earthrise will be digitally remastered with bonus tracks and available as a CD, digital download and a limited edition picture disc with new artwork.  Pretty schnazzy...

Thursday, June 9, 2011


 Many of you remember the rather amazing freshman album Something Peculiar from the rather talented Julianna Raye.  The album was produced and arranged by Jeff Lynne and was released in April 1993.  Now Ms. Raye is streaming the only known outtake from the Something Peculiar sessions, Wandering Soldier.  Enjoy.


Just to let you know, this blog is now mobile device-friendly.  When you access this blog from any mobile device, you will get a page that loads quickly and is easy to navigate.  Ah, progress....

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


For the record, Sony is apparently re-issuing All Over The World: The Very Best of Electric Light  Orchestra in Europe (I believe) at the end of this month.  Same track listing, but in this case, with new artwork.

Release day 30 May 2011.

Order links:
Amazon UK

Monday, May 2, 2011


There apparently will be more than one Buddy Holly Tribute CD this year.  Rave On Buddy Holly which was mentioned earlier is not the Peter Asher project with Words of Love newly-recorded by Jeff Lynne.

Turns out, the Asher project is due later this year and is titled Listen To Me: Buddy Holly.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


ELO Discovery linked to this rather amazing short film using Steppin' Out from ELO.

Mechanical Sympathy from Tom McDermott on Vimeo.

From the creator of the film:
Created as part of my dissertation which is titled '‘Breathing life into an inanimate object using stop motion animation techniques’. This film is made up of 6,300 individual photographs and shot and edited in just over five weeks.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


While browsing what's probably the only CD shop within 25 miles of here, I came across this:

It's a lullaby tribute to Tom Petty and it leans heavily on Petty's collaborations with Jeff Lynne.

The track list:
Free Fallin'
I Won't Back Down
You Wreck Me
Saving Grace
Runnin' Down A Dream
Here Comes My Girl
American Girl
Learning To Fly
Into The Great Wide Open
The Waiting

The songs are available to download from iTunes and Amazon.  Other tributes in this series include Michael Jackson, Dave Matthews Band, Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Buffett.

The tracks are instrumental and within an inch of complete kitch.  After a few minutes playing it, I strongly suspect the music will do anything but put a child to sleep.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Now, let me qualify this comment.  I'm playing the Concert For George Blu-Ray on a standard low-to-mid-price Sony Blu-Ray player.

Still, I'm expecting to be (even somewhat) wow-ed by the picture.  I'm not.  At all.

Anyone else?


(UPDATE: 1888 Media apparently removed their Concert For George content.  I amended the posting to take out the missing images.)

A reminder, Concert For George is out on Blu-Ray this week.  Thanks to Rob at 1888 Media for sharing some press materials for this week's release.  Enjoy.

The widget:
Click to activate

The trailer:

The press release:


Legendary George Harrison Tribute Concert To Be Released
On Blu-Ray For First Time On March 22

Los Angeles, CA— CONCERT FOR GEORGE, the legendary tribute concert in honor of GEORGE HARRISON, will be released for the first time ever on Blu-ray on March 22. Originally released in High Definition, the CONCERT FOR GEORGE 2-disc Blu-ray will include the complete concert on the first disc, with a second disc containing the original theatrical version featuring concert highlights, interviews with the performers, rehearsals, and behind-the-scenes footage. The second disc will also include a previously unreleased interview segment entitled “Drummers,” featuring Ringo Starr, Jim Keltner and Ray Cooper.

CONCERT FOR GEORGE has been certified 8 times platinum by the RIAA since its initial release as a 2DVD set in November 2003 and earned a 2004 Grammy® Award for Best Long Form Music Video.

On November 29, 2002, one year after the passing of George Harrison, Olivia Harrison and longtime friend Eric Clapton organized a performance tribute in his honor. Held at London's Royal Albert Hall, the momentous evening featured George's songs, and music he loved, performed by a lineup that included Clapton, Jools Holland, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Monty Python, Tom Petty, Billy Preston, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar, Ringo Starr, Dhani Harrison and many more.

Directed by David Leland (whose credits include the feature Wish You Were Here, HBO’s Band Of Brothers and the Traveling Wilburys video “Handle With Care”), CONCERT FOR GEORGE captures stunning renditions of some of the most significant music of the 20th century, including “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (featuring Clapton on guitar, McCartney on piano and Starr on drums), “Taxman” (performed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) and “The Inner Light” (covered by Jeff Lynne and Anoushka Shankar). Lynne, Harrison’s longtime friend and collaborator, produced the audio elements of the concert, while Clapton oversaw the entire proceedings as Musical Director.

Track Listing

Your Eyes - Anoushka Shankar
The Inner Light - Jeff Lynne & Anoushka Shankar
Arpan - Conducted by Anoushka Shankar
Sit On My Face – Monty Python
The Lumberjack Song – Monty Python with Tom Hanks
I Want To Tell You - Jeff Lynne
If I Needed Someone - Eric Clapton
Old Brown Shoe - Gary Brooker
Give Me Love - Jeff Lynne
Beware Of Darkness - Eric Clapton
Here Comes The Sun - Joe Brown
That’s The Way It Goes - Joe Brown
Horse To The Water – Sam Brown
Taxman - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
I Need You - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Handle With Care - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Jeff Lynne & Dhani Harrison
Isn’t It A Pity - Billy Preston
Photograph - Ringo Starr
Honey Don’t - Ringo Starr
For You Blue - Paul McCartney
Something - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
All Things Must Pass - Paul McCartney
While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
My Sweet Lord - Billy Preston
Wah Wah - Eric Clapton & Band
I’ll See You In My Dreams - Joe Brown

Purchase links for Amazon US  and Amazon UK ...

Monday, March 21, 2011


Time-Life has issued what appears to be a download-only collection of Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame live performances.

Included with this particular collection is While My Guitar Gently Weeps performed by Tom Petty, a few of his Heartbreakers, Jeff Lynne, Dhani Harrison, Marc Mann, Ray Cooper (right?) Steve Winwood, and a hot guitar solo from Prince.

This is an audio-only download... available only on iTunes as of March 15... and you can buy any individual track for $.99...  

This particular one is way worth the money, whether or not you've already heard this...

Friday, March 11, 2011


Here's what the new Concert for George Blu-Ray will look like.  This and the digital download are coming in less than two weeks.

Check out this review from, it's more from a technical stand point.  The audio portion gets a rave review.

And according to Rhino's website, there will be bonus 'bonus' material, a feature called 'Drummers'...

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Here's one for the collectors.  Regina Spektor will celebrate Record Store Day next month by releasing a limited edition EP called Four From Far.  The 7" EP will be pressed on light blue vinyl and will be in shops on April 16.

The track list is:
Riot Gear
The Sword & The Pen (produced by Jeff Lynne)
Time Is All Around
Eet (Live in London)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


The fine people at Direct Current have a title called The Buddy Holly Project, listing it for a June 28 release.  Is this Peter Asher's covers collection?

For those not in the know, Jeff Lynne has recently recorded a cover of Words of Love...

(Hat Tip: J.)

Sunday, January 30, 2011


Some pictures from Adam Sandler's big bash... (under the Happy Madison tab) at

(Hat Tip: Dave)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

... AND AGAIN...

The re-recorded Mr. Blue Sky was used in the opening sequence of tonight's American Dad.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


I went to a crafts store to buy a simple frame for this print. lists the print as 14x20.  It's not.  It's actually 18x24.

I have to go back to the store.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


I'd be remiss if I didn't take a moment to recognize the passing of Gerry Rafferty on Tuesday.  The few songs that became mega hits for him were radio staples in my household growing up.  He was extremely talented with a large body of work but never quite got the recognition he deserved.