Thank You And Happy New Year

I want to deliver a  heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone that has taken the time to read Shades Of Noir in 2019. This blog continues to be a labor of love and I truly appreciate those of you that follow and read the blog.  2019 was quite a year, full of so many interesting releases … Continue reading Thank You And Happy New Year

The Things That Money Can Not Buy

The recent news about a popular rock and roll front man took many by surprise. His band’s candid announcement that he was returning to rehab has been a bit of a shock to many.  Internet reaction has been a mix of support,  compassion, indifference and ridicule.  This front man is the face of one of … Continue reading The Things That Money Can Not Buy

Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe

Barcelona, Freddie Mercury's collaboration with opera superstar Montserrat Caballe, is his crowning achievement.  I have long felt this way about this incredibly special album.  Barcelona is the logical fulfillment of the  bombastic pop/rock opera fusion that Freddie Mercury helped to create within the context of Queen.  The music featured on the Barcelona album toned down … Continue reading Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe