I recently spent some time in China and let me tell you, the internal flights don't really run anywhere near on time. Fortunately I had some good tunes on my device such as:
Eclipse: Monumentum. Great album including a strong candidate for song of the year – the Downfall of Eden.
Tedeschi Trucks Band: Live From The Fox Oakland. Best band on the planet at the moment? It's a definite possibility.
Night Ranger: Don't Let Up- their fine streak continues.
Tengger Cavalry: Sunesu Cavalry. One of my favourite newish bands.
Arkona - Vozrozhdenie. Interesting re-recording of the band's debut album with modern technology.
Kee Marcello – Scaling Up. I've had this for months but only just got round to listening to it – what was I thinking? It's awesome.
Since my return I have mainly been listening to the vinyl version of Deep Purple's inFinite which is their best album for decades although the superfluous Doors cover is a massive mistake. On Record Store Day I picked up a copy of A Thousand Horses' A Thousand Horses Live From London Metropolis Studios – it's excellent.
I completed Bruce Springsteen's Born to run autobiography. The chapters dealing with the deaths of his father, Danny Federici and Clarence Clemons were very moving indeed. I am currently ploughing through I Am Brian Wilson
Earlier this week in a decidedly non-SoT kind of way I caught John Prine and Amanda Shires at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall and was very pleased that I did.