The Bongos:
Phantom Train

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The Bongos return with an album of pop brillance. First up on JEM Recordings is The Bongos' long-lost "Phantom Train" album. Never before released, the album was recorded primarily in the Bahamas by E.T. Thorngren in the winter of 1985 and remixed by Bongos frontman, Richard Barone, in July 2013. Sounding at once vintage eighties and freshly-minted, it comprises some of the most compelling pop statements the group was to make.

Closed Maxwells in Hoboken NJ with coverage in Brooklyn Vegan, Spin, Rolling Stone, Gothamist, MTV

Lead single My Wildest Dreams streaming on spin.com

First new Bongos record in over 15 years, this 'lost' album was recorded in 1985

Band to tour in the Fall of 2013

Richard Barone:
Cool Blue Halo

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Consistently cited as one of the best records you've never heard.

Hailed by NPR as "a plaintive masterpiece", "cool blue halo" by NYC singer/songwriter Richard Barone is an album consistently cited as one of the best records you've never heard. The unique sound of "chamber rock" replaced bass and drums with cello and percussion, and presaged the Unplugged era that shortly followed. Includes 9 bonus tracks not appearing on original record.

Richard Barone:
Cool Blue Halo 25th Anniversary Concert

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25th anniversary concert recorded in May 2012 of this seminal rock album with DVD documentary

Hailed by NPR as "a plaintive masterpiece", "cool blue halo" by NYC singer/songwriter and Bongos frontman Richard Barone is an album consistently cited as one of the best records you've never heard. to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this cult classic, Richard reassembled the band for a one-night-only concert at New York's City Winery on May 4, 2012, that was a night for the ages. The end result is a deluxe 2 CD/1 DVD set that captures this amazing performer with a set list of his best originals, unique covers, special guests including Garth Hudson and Tony Visconti, and a sound that is set to be discovered by a whole new generation of fans. Includes photography by legendary lensman Mick Rock, complete concert DVD, and "making-of" documentary.

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