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‘cool blue halo’ 25th Anniversary Sets and Downloads, including concert DVD.

The deluxe 3-disc CD/DVD set includes the complete 2012 anniversary concert album produced by Matthew Billy, concert film, documentary, and LOTS of extras including DVD photo gallery by Mick Rock. The legendary original 1987 album is also available separately, lovingly re-mastered with 9 RARE bonus tracks and demos in deluxe packaging. Both are available on digital or physical formats. 

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Now on iTunes: 

COLLECTION 2: Before & Afterglow (Deluxe Edition) 
Featuring 22 hard-to-find tracks including “Richard’s Side” of the legendary Nuts & Bolts album.

Includes “Space Boy (feat. Matthew Billy)”, Plus recent singles “The Sidewalks of New York”, “All Tomorrow’s Parties”, “Hey, Can I Sleep On Your Futon?” and much more.

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

Dear Friends,

With the fall season in full swing I thought I’d write this little note, welcome you to my site, and let you know about some of the projects I have in the works...

I’m thrilled to be re-visiting the songs of the early NYC Village music scene on my new album project “Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village In the 1960s”. Partnering with PledgeMusic, special guests already include John Sebastian, Dion, Nellie McKay, Allison Moorer, drummers Steve Holley and Dennis Diken, and more to come. You can watch the promo video, view project updates and photos, pre-order the album, and get exclusive bonuses by clicking here. You can preview and purchase the first single, “Close the Door Lightly When You Go”, out now on iTunes and Apple Music, and look for my special “Greenwich Village of the ‘60s” event at City Winery NYC this winter.

Coming later this fall is an exciting new album by jazz singer Hilary Kole, who tackled the classic repertoire of the great Judy Garland. I am delighted to have produced the album, capturing her stunning performances in the studio. The first single and video, “Over The Rainbow”, is already available. Coming soon is Tracy Stark’s songbook, “Shades of Beautiful”, which I also produced. It features a stunning array of top vocalists interpreting Tracy’s unique songs. Both albums are on Miranda Music. And, I have also produced an amazingly eclectic holiday album featuring all the Miranda label artists, family, and friends -- including me! -- coming out just in time for the holidays, on November 29th. Stay tuned for more details...

As the season begins, I’m very pleased to be starting work producing another rare album based on lost tracks recorded by my very legendary friend and mentor, the late Tiny Tim, in the mid-1970s. I’ll be sure to post news, updates and photos on Facebook and Twitter as I work on this and other projects.

If you enjoy photography, I invite you to visit my ongoing photojournalism project New York In An Instant on Facebook and Instagram. And please visit my Upcoming Shows page as new shows are added all the time, including a rare reunion concert with The Bongos at the O+ Festival on October 10th.

Wishing you all my best always, 

~ Richard

Greenwich Village, NYC


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Recent Releases & Re-Issues:

The first single from Richard’s new album project “Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village in the 1960s”

is Eric Andersen’s ‘Close the Door Lightly When You Go’ featuring Allison Moorer.

Produced by Steve Addabbo

Album curated by Mitchell Cohen

Available now on iTunes & Apple Music.

Photo by NathanielHL