The Sensual World 

Kate’s 6th and Grammy nominated album — inspired by the James Joyce classic Ulysses — is released on October 17, 1989 …

Give me the story of Albert Einstein …

Kansas releases their seventh and most successful album on October 11, 1977.

Kansas was a staple of 70’s rock radio. It’s a good album but the drilling of the insipid “Dust In The Wind” into the minds of children of the 70’s is something from which only a precious few can recover. Give me the story of Albert Einstein and “Portrait (He Knew)” and I’ll be fine.


Released on September 14, 1979, it’s the last Tull album with the “classic” lineup as Barriemore Barlow, John Evan and David Palmer all left shortly after the album’s release. Stormwatch is also the last of their “folk-rock” trilogy. It’s also a very “environmental” record, highlighting the problems with oil and money. Thankfully, a few more people are paying attention (The Orange One not included.)