What’s so instantly striking about Crosby, Stills and Nash’s CSN, their second group album in eight years, is that it sounds so much like the debut LP even though its makers are so vastly changed. Since CS&N, and later Y, were always at the vanguard of the conspicuous counterculture (always ready to hoist their tie-dyed freak flag at a moment’s notice), their current reflection and hesitancy are especially interesting. And, because the music is so eerily familiar, the album communicates a kind of time warp (imagine if we knew in 1969 what we know now) that’s compelling and troubling.
"Streisand Superman" is an album released in 1977 by American singer Barbra Streisand. The single "My Heart Belongs To Me" became a hit in 1977, peaking at #4 on the US pop chart. The album peaked at #3 on the Top 200 LP Billboard album chart and on the UK Albums Chart at #32. It has sold 2 million copies in United States and was certified 2x Platinum.
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.