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ARCHIVE REVIEWS FOR JANUARY THROUGH JULY 1999

During the first half of 1999, the Universal Music Group mergers slowed the tide of new releases, as Geffen, Mercury, and A&M disappeared. Independent releases stepped in to fill the gap, with solid efforts from June Carter Cash, Colin Hay (ex-Men at Work), and Eleni Mandell. And our review of Emilia (from Sweden) drew strong support. Read on . . .

Purple dot Reviews for June 25, 1999

Crash Test Dummies
Shack and Shambles

Crash Test Dummies, Give Yourself a Hand
Cesar Rosas,
Soul Disguise
Latin Playboys,
Dose
Century of Country:
The Country Music Encyclopedia

Purple dot Reviews for June 18, 1999

Tina Arena
Magic Carpet Ride

Tara Nevins, Mule to Ride
Tina Arena,
In Deep
Steppenwolf,
Best of: Millennium Collection
Kim Carnes,
The Mistaken Identity Collection

Purple dot Reviews for June 11, 1999

Kory and the Fireflies
Meet the King Bee

Kory & The Fireflies, Radiate
Tom Russell,
The Man From God Knows Where
Cheryl Wheeler,
Sylvia Hotel

Purple dot Reviews for June 4, 1999

Mandy Barnett
Help at Ground Zero

The Help, The Help
Sam Phillips,
Zero Zero Zero
Collective Soul,
Dosage
Mandy Barnett,
I've Got a Right to Cry

Purple dot Reviews for May 28, 1999

Tom Petty
Do I Hear an Echo?

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Echo
Dionne Warwick,
The Definitive Collection
Colin Hay,
Transcendental Highway

Purple dot Reviews for May 21, 1999

Toni PriceSalvation or Salivation?

Terry Allen, Salivation
Claudia Church
, Claudia Church
Lynn Miles
, Night in a Strange Town
Toni Price
, Low Down and Up

Purple dot Reviews for May 14, 1999

Matrix Soundtrack
What is the Matrix?

June Carter Cash, Press On
Soundtrack to the Matrix
Excello Records (4-CD set)

Purple dot Music Reviews for May 7, 1999

Back with the Master

Van Morrison
Paul McCartney & Wings, Band on the Run: 25th Anniversary Edition
Van Morrison,
Back on Top
The Mama's and the Papa's,
If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears

Purple dot Music Reviews for April 30, 1999

Kelly Willis
Ridin' on the Wabash Cannonball

Kelly Willis, What I Deserve
Snooky Pryor, Shake My Hand
Doc Watson, Mac, Doc & Del
The Groovegrass Boyz, Groovegrass 101

Purple dot Music Reviews for April 23, 1999

Tommy McCookStill Guilty After All These Years


Randy Newman, Guilty: 30 Years
Tommy McCook and the Super Sonic,
Top Secret
Soundtrack to the 60s

Purple dot Music Reviews for April 16, 1999

Little Voice
Little Big Voice

Music from the film,
Little Voice
Ashley Cleveland, You are There
Mike Henderson & The Bluebloods, Thicker Than Water

Purple dot Music Reviews for April 2, 1999

Joe Henry
Light Your Fuse

Linda McCartney, Wide Prairie
David Wilcox,
Underneath
Joe Henry,
Fuse

Purple dot Music Reviews for March 26, 1999

Henry Rollins
Testing the Waters in the Think Tank

Mark Chesnutt, I Don't Want to Miss a Thing
Henry Rollins,
Think Tank
Cowboy Mouth,
Mercyland
Israel Vibration,
Pay the Piper

Purple dot Music Reviews for March 19, 1999

Rushmore, the Movie
Back to School with Bill Murray

Music from the film
Rushmore
Bruce Hornsby,
Spirit Trail
Peter Murphy,
Recall

Purple dot Music Reviews for March 12, 1999

JewelSoar with the Spirit

Jewel, Spirit
Steely Dan, Can't Buy a Thrill (reissue)
Energipsy,
Tamborea

Purple dot New! Music Reviews for March 5, 1999

The ArtistThe New Master

Sons of the San Joaquin, Horses, Cattle and Coyotes
Various Artists, Lucky 13
Prince and the Revolution,
1999

Purple dot Music Reviews for February 26, 1999

Dar WilliamsPop the Champagne

Blue Collar Band,
Champagne
Various Artists, Hempilation 2
Tony Orlando & Dawn,
The Definitive Collection

Purple dot Music Reviews for February 12, 1999

Eleni Mandell
Smokey Traces of the European Cabaret

Eleni Mandell, Wishbone
Very Best of Meat Loaf
Beach Boys,
Endless Harmony Soundtrack


Purple dot Music Reviews for February 5, 1999

Velvet GoldmineBritpop and Glam Rock

Candyskins, Death of a Minor T.V. Celebrity
Peter Wolf,
Fool's Parade
Music from the motion picture, Velvet Goldmine


Purple dot Music Reviews for January 29, 1999

Pearl Jam is for Real

The MurmursPearl Jam, Live on Two Legs
Chris Thomas King,
Red Mud
The Murmurs,
Blender


Purple dot Music Reviews for January 22, 1999

Emilia
Swedish Pop in the Big World

Emilia, Big, Big World
Laura Love,
Shum Ticky
Tom Freund,
North American Long Weekend
Steve Vai,
Flex-able Leftovers


Purple dot Music Reviews for January 15, 1999

Do You Know the Way to San Jose?

Robert SchimmelBurt Bacharach, One Amazing Night
Robert Schimmel, If You Buy This CD, I Can Get This Car
Corky Siegel, Chamber Blues: Complimentary Colors
Don Williams, I Turn the Page


Purple dot Music Reviews for January 8, 1999

George MartinBring the Brass

Vic Chesnutt, The Salesman and Bernadette
George Martin, In My Life
Canadian Brass,
All You Need Is Love


Purple dotMusic Reviews for January 1, 1999

Flat Duo JetsI Want Some Hospital Food

Eels, Electro-Shock Blues
Flat Duo Jets,
Lucky Eye
Blue Flannel,
XL

 
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