NPR logo

Easy Star All-Stars, Amandla, Phish

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Easy Star All-Stars, Amandla, Phish

Our Show

Easy Star All-Stars, Amandla, Phish

Easy Star All-Stars, Amandla, Phish

Only Available in Archive Formats.
All Songs Considered show image

The dark side of reggae from Easy Star; Melbourne's melancholy trio The Dirty Three; A Beatley record by John Cunningham; Not suitable for radio: Kathleen Edwards; Anti-apartheid songs saved in Amandla; A Talking Heads tribute from Phish

Download this show in the All Songs Considered podcast.

Sign up for the All Songs Considered newsletter and we'll tell you when new music features are available on the site.

Easy Star All-Stars, Amandla, Phish

Dub Side of the Moon

Breathe

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Breathe

  • from Dub Side of the Moon
  • by Easy Star All-Stars

This is a reggae version of the legendary Pink Floyd album Dark Side of the Moon, produced by the Easy Star All-Stars.

Buy Featured Music

Song
Dub Side of the Moon
Album
Dub Side of the Moon
Artist
Easy Star All-Stars

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

She Has No Strings Apollo

Long Way To Go With No Punch

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Long Way To Go With No Punch

  • from She Has No Strings Apollo
  • by Dirty Three

From Australia, The Dirty Three craft melancholy instrumentals with drums, guitar and violin.

Buy Featured Music

Song
She Has No Strings Apollo
Album
She Has No Strings Apollo
Artist
Dirty Three

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Happy-Go-Unlucky

Way To Go

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Way To Go

  • from Happy-Go-Unlucky
  • by John Cunningham

Britain's John Cunningham has been popular in Europe for years, but this gloomy Beatley recording is his first major US release.

Buy Featured Music

Song
Happy-Go-Unlucky
Album
Happy-Go-Unlucky
Artist
John Cunningham

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Failer

One More Song the Radio Won't Like

Only Available in Archive Formats.

One More Song the Radio Won't Like

  • from Failer
  • by Kathleen Edwards

If you like Lucinda Williams, you'll enjoy Canada's 24 year-old singer/songwriter Kathleen Edwards.

Buy Featured Music

Song
Failer
Album
Failer
Artist
Kathleen Edwards

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Amandla!

Nkosi Sikelei / Sobashiya Abazale

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Nkosi Sikelei / Sobashiya Abazale

  • from Amandla!
  • by Various Artists

From the soundtrack of the upcoming documentary Amandla!, resistance songs against South African apartheid.

Buy Featured Music

Song
Amandla!
Album
Amandla!
Artist
Various Artists

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Live Phish, Vol. 15

The Great Curve

Only Available in Archive Formats.

The Great Curve

  • from Live Phish, Vol. 15
  • by Phish

Phish have a reputation for covering entire albums at live shows every Halloween. This recording of a Talking Heads song is from a 1996 performance in Atlanta.

Buy Featured Music

Song
Live Phish, Vol. 15
Album
Live Phish, Vol. 15
Artist
Phish

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?