John Mayall's debut album, recorded live in December 1964, is a little unjustly overlooked, as it was recorded shortly before the first of the famous guitarists schooled in the Bluesbreakers (Eric Clapton) joined the band…
Ten New Songs is Leonard Cohen's tenth studio album, released in 2001. It was co-written and produced by Sharon Robinson. She played all the instruments except Bob Metzger's guitar on 'In My Secret Life'. The album peaked at #143 on the Billboard list, #4 in Canada (where it went platinum), #1 in Poland (where it went platinum  and #1 in Norway. Ten New Songs was the first Cohen album to be recorded and produced digitally, although not in a professional studio, but in Cohen's and Robinson's own home studios in Los Angeles. more..
The Scorpions' two previous releases, Blackout and Love at First Sting, were mostly successful due to the band's ability to adjust with the times; with Blackout, they used the classic power rock introduced by bands like Van Halen, and for Sting they used similar melodies, but with a harder, tighter sound akin to the work of such bands as Dokken and REO Speedwagon. With Savage Amusement, the group's first studio recording in almost four years, the Scorpions experimented with more polished pop melodies that Def Leppard and the like had made popular. The end result is polished and often predictable music that, while good, on the whole fails to be as infectious as the music on their previous albums. Die-hard fans will certainly find their share of worthwhile songs, such as "Don't Stop at the Top" and "Believe in Love," but they still may find Savage Amusement to be incomparable to its predecessors.~ Barry Weber (All Music Guide)
With cover art by Vesa-Matti Loiri and musical performances by Pekka Pöyty, Olli Ahvenlahti, Esa Kotilainen, Hasse Walli, Reiska Laine, to name a few, bassist Make Lievonen’s only solo album (1977) features a plethora of talent from jazz and prog rock circles of the time. Lievonen’s solo album came about after a stint in Dave Lindholm’s group Pen Lee & Co, when Love Records head honcho Atte Blom finally showed Lievonen the green light. Electric fusion was the big thing in jazz in the Finland of 1977, “All of the musicians who had their ears open at the time became infatuated with the fusion scene. The fascinating new sounds of the analog synthesizers enchanced the mystic qualities of a music never heard before”, commented Lievonen later.