Glenn Frey’s fans have always had knowledge of his pre-Eagles band with singer-songwriter JD Souther, but for many years, the Longbranch/Pennywhistle album from 1969 was notoriously difficult to find. In May 2018, the album was reissued as part of the Glenn Frey anthology box ‘Above The Clouds’, but it has been almost half a century since the album was last available on a vinyl format.
It is normally customary at this time of year for Real Gone to put together a brief round-up of the year’s high points, detailing our top ten releases of the previous twelve months and drawing attention to a few more great recordings that didn’t quite make the cut.
This year – 2016 – has been somewhat different. Somewhat challenging, to say the least. That’s not to say there hasn’t been good music, since there has been various gems to be discovered throughout the previous twelve months (and we shall be sharing our thoughts on such things with you in due course), but most of the positive feelings surrounding the year have been clouded by the spectre of death.