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New Decemberists, Live and rare Police, REM and Dire Straits in the 80s, a soul classic morphs into a few different songs......

Decemberists: Lake Song
Police: Landlord/Next To You (Live The Bottom Liner NYC 4/4/79)
REM: Driver  8 (live Seattle 6/27/84
Dire Straits: Money For Nothing (Prince'sTrust 6/20/86)
Joy Of Cooking: Laugh Don't Laugh
Daryl Hall: Sacred Songs
They Might Be Giants: Don't Let's Start
Prince: Kiss
King Floyd: Groove Me
Ben Harper: Gold To Me
Eagles: The Long Run
Ryan Adams: Lucky Now
Johnnie Taylor: Who's Making Love
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George Benson: Here Comes The Sun
Carmina Burana: Pleasant Is The Season
Paul McCartney: Ram On
Bellamy Brothers: Let Your Love Flow
Beach Boys: Warmth of The Sun
Joni Mitchell: Chelsea Morning
Bill Evans Trio: Blue In Green
XTC: Season Cycle
Beatles: Good Day Sunshine
Lovin'  Spoonful: Daydream 
Simon & Garfunkel: At The Zoo
Yardbirds: Shapes Of Things
Patti Smith: Easter
Billie Holiday: I Get Along Without You Very Well
Led Zeppelin: The Rain Song
Frank Sinatra: Dream Away

Today on the VE....Celebrating the Vernal Equinox with ...yet another snowstorm in the northeast. Have we ever earned a springtime more honestly?

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Adam & The Ants: Ant Music
The Replacements: Alex Chilton
Aha: Take On Me
Animals: Bury My Body
Kinks: Louie Louie
Marvin Gaye: How Sweet It Is
Otis Redding: Respect
Everly Brothers: Bye Bye Love
Simon & Garfunkel: Homeward Bound
Jeff Beck Group: Beck's Bolero
Syd Barrett/REM: Dark Globe
The Stranglers: Walk On By
The Shoes: The Summer Rain
Tears or Fears: Shout (remix)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: The E Street Shuffle
The Rock Horror Picture Show OC: Time Warp

Today on the VE-- Record Store Day is April 18 and a brand new list of custom releases and exclusives is at recordstoreday.com

. For the hour, a preview of some highlights with audio sourced from the original vinyl releases

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Alexander Courage: Star Trek Theme
Leonard Nimoy: Highly Illogical
Gerald Fried: Spock's Theme from Amok Time
Yes: Starship Trooper
Klaatu: Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft
David Bowie:Space Oddity (1980)
Beastie Boys: Intergalactic
T'Pau: Heart And Soul
Gerald Fried: Fight Theme from Amok Time
Byrds: Mr. Spaceman
Jimi Hendrix: Third Stone From The Sun
Rolling Stones: 2000 Light Years From Home
Steve Miller Band: Space Cowboy
Leonard Nimoy: Spock Thoughts (Desiderata)
Alexander Courage: Star Trek Closing Theme

Today On the VE: remembering the man behind an iconic character. Leonard Nimoy lived long and prospered. The TV icon died last week, and heartfelt tributes from all generations poured in...In Leonard's long and varied career he made a few records ... from the 1968 Dot records album Two Sides Of Leonard Nimoy, recitations in the character of Mr. Spock were sandwiched between Leonard's baritone warbling of contemporary pop hits such as Gentle On My Mind and If I Were A Carpenter. Some years later, GNP Crescendo released orignal soundtrack recordings of music composed for the TV show by episode. Gerald Fried's stirring score for the Star Trek season 2 opener, Amok Time, featured this haunting bass guitar melody which served as Spock's theme, perfectly capturing the loneliness and conflict of the stoic character....

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