Here's what I've been pumping through my skull since last time:
They aren't currently recording, or together (I think). this album is amazing, especially "Beautiful Amnesia"
This is a really good "listening" record.
Despite a bit of internal band personnel trouble, this record shines as a result of solid writing and solid production.
Tommy Lee guests on drums.
This band was an NPR All Songs Considered find for me and ever since I found them, I've tried to follow them.
I've never seen them live but I really love to listen to them.
There are some remasters out there!
I was right, this record is great!
That said, I don't know that these songs really needed to be released from the vault, they aren't anything extraordinary, just standard Stevie music.
The Lone Bellow has a sound all their own and strong writing, the kind of music that makes you hungry for more.
I can't seem to put any rhyme or reason why these songs are assembled, it almost seemed as if a record company exec. said, "let's put a Queen compilation out so we can cash out on their name"...then instead of hiring a thoughtful producer, they basically hit shuffle on the catalog of the bizarre and went with that.
Again, great songs, great band, this record though, deleted from my iPod.