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We’re excited to offer the 
‘cool blue halo’ 25th Anniversary Sets and Downloads, including concert DVD.

The deluxe 3-disc set includes the complete 2012 anniversary album produced by Matthew Billy, concert film, documentary, and LOTS of extras including photo gallery by Mick Rock. The legendary original 1987 album is also available, carefully re-mastered with 9 RARE bonus tracks and demos in deluxe packaging. Both are available digitally or physical now on DigSin, distributed  by JEM Records. 

Click to buy now: Amazon | iTunes

JEM Records Releases The Bongos’ Long-Lost “Phantom Train” album and “Drums Along The Hudson - Special Edition”;

Re-launches Richard’s “cool blue halo” 25th Anniversary Concert CD/DVD Sets

The Bongos’ legendary “lost” album Phantom Train, recorded in 1986 at Compass Point Studios, Bahamas, was recently released for the first time by JEM Records. I can’t begin to tell you how happy we are to finally be able to share this album with you! The album is now available at Amazon, iTunes, and all digital retailers. Also now available is the new, 27-track Special Edition of the Bongo’s debut album “Drums Along The Hudson” featuring Moby’s remake of “The Bulrushes.” Click here for details.

JEM also re-launched my “cool blue halo” 25th Anniversary solo albums on DigSin Records; both the remastered 1987 original and new 2012 recording produced by Matthew Billy. I’m very proud of the way they turned out and I’m delighted to share them with you now in a wider distribution. Please see info and purchase links below. Hope you enjoy these new releases!

Stay tuned for more live and recording activity in the months ahead. Visit Upcoming Shows for my solo performance schedule, as shows and surprise appearances are added all the time. Click here to follow The Bongos on Facebook.

As always, you can find me here, on Facebook, and Twitter.

It was a wonderful experience producing, in collaboration with my dear friend Alejandro Escovedo, the Official SXSW 2014 Tribute to Lou Reed at the Paramount Theatre in Austin in March, and a thrill to perform “All Tomorrow’s Parties” there, accompanied by the awesome band and Jonas Mekas’ beautiful film footage. I invite you to download the studio recording of the song, produced by Chris Seefried, now on iTunes.

New on iTunes: 
COLLECTION 2: Before & Afterglow (Deluxe Edition) 
Featuring 22 rare, hard-to-find tracks including Richard’s Side of the legendary “Nuts & Bolts” album, his recent singles, & more.

Includes Richard’s top iTunes track of the summer
 “Space Boy (feat. Matthew Billy)”, Plus “The Sidewalks of New York”, “All Tomorrow’s Parties”, and much more.

Exclusively on RBM Special Editions/Billy Barone Productions
Click here to purchase.

Dear Friends,

With the holiday season upon us I thought I’d update this little note, and welcome you to my site. I’m excited about some very cool projects in the works, both on stage and in the studio...

I’m thrilled and honored to be re-visiting the songs of the early Greenwich Village music scene on my new album “Sorrows & Promises: Downtown New York In the 1960s”, partnering with PledgeMusic. You can pre-order the album and get exclusive bonuses by clicking here. An exciting CD release event is planned for spring 2015, so stay tuned.

On January 3rd I will be performing in “The TV Show: Tony Visconti & Special Guests” at City Winery NYC. Tony is not only one of the most renowned record producers of all time, but one of my closest friends and collaborators - and this will be an unforgettable event. Grab your tickets now!

This winter I will also be at work on an exciting new album by jazz singer Hilary Kole, as she tackles the catalogue of the great Judy Garland.

And due out this winter is the Tracy Stark Songbook I produced. I know you’ll dig these amazing albums, both on the Miranda Music label.

Till then, happy holidays to you and yours! 

~ Richard


Photo by David Gahr, on the streets of the Village in the 1990s.

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