Some new music for August. New CDs from some established artists, some new artists & some re-issue Box Sets round off our selection.
Progeny : seven shows from seventy-two
“Over 12 hours of epic progressive rock classics from the legendary 70s Yes lineup of Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, Steve Howe, Chris Squire and Alan White. 7 Previously Unheard, Complete Concerts From 1972…” (Product description from Amazon.com)
From Live at Carnegie Hall
“10 career-spanning live tracks from two special performances at New York s legendary Carnegie Hall on November 15 & 17 2014. The set list includes fan favorites like New York, New York as well as cuts from his most recent Grammy nominated eponymous album like Gimme Something Good . Tracks include live performances of 2 new previously unreleased songs This Is Where We Meet In My Mind & How Much Light…” (Product description from Amazon.com)
The Holy Bible
“The limited edition 12” x 12” box contains the original album on 180gm heavyweight vinyl (on vinyl for the first time since a limited run in 1994), remastered by James Dean Bradfield, plus 4 CDs and a 40 page book. The CD’s contain the remastered full album, the remastered US version, b-sides, mixes, live versions and a previously unreleased version of ‘Revol’. There is also a live CD of the band’s last performances with guitarist Richey Edwards from the Astoria, December 1994…” (Product description from Amazon.co.uk)
Born in the echoes [bonus tracks].
“Released to coincide with headline slots at Glastonbury, Sonar and Bestival, The Chemical Brothers’ eighth studio album – Born In The Echoes – is a magnificent eleven-track collection of lean, propulsive machine driven music. Born In The Echoes features a stellar cast of collaborators including previous guests Q-Tip (Go – a track that will be accompanied by a video directed by Michel Gondry) and Ali Love (EML Ritual) as well as first time visitors to the studio – St. Vincent (Under Neon Lights), Cate Le Bon (Born In The Echoes) and Beck. The deluxe CD album comes in a beautiful textured gatefold package along with four additional bonus tracks…” (Product description from Amazon.co.uk)
We are for the wild places
“Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, Avalanche City is the musical moniker of Dave Baxter, whose debut single Love, Love, Love was propelled into radio mainstay back in 2011. While he spent two years travelling the world off the back of the breakout single, Love, Love, Love was awarded Silver Scroll ‘Song of the Year’, and ‘Most Performed Work’ back home in New Zealand. Following his breakout success, Baxter spent unhurried months in his home studio, a leafy backyard room affectionately named The Treehouse. He surrounded himself with a cadre of old instruments and invented the familiar, yet evolved songs that would become WE ARE FOR THE WILD PLACES…” (Product description from Mighty Ape)
“Leon Bridges is the ‘out of almost nowhere’ story that only comes along once in a while. Awareness of Leon Bidges and his unique craft continues to grow authentically and consistently. It was only last summer that Leon was singing open mics in his hometown Fort Worth, TX. One of those open mics was attended by Austin Jenkins and Josh Block of the notable indie band White Denim who were absolutely floored by Leon’s voice, songs, and creative vision. They soon after set-up shop in a makeshift studio and recorded the album’s opener “Coming Home” completely live to tape. This first take is exactly what you hear opening the album. The remaining 9 songs followed in a burst of creativity and inspiration. Leon was the breakout artist of 2015′s SXSW…” (Product description from Amazon.com)
Live in Paris
“Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are pleased to announce the release of ‘Live In Paris’. The double album and accompanying DVD was recorded live at Theatre Trianon in Paris on February 24 2014, during the band’s sold out tour of Europe. In addition to the full concert, the DVD also includes the documentary film ’33.3%’ by Yana Amur, which shows fans an intimate side of the band never seen before…” (Product description from Amazon.co.uk)
“Global sensation Tame Impala have announced their highly anticipated third studio album. The 13 track album, Currents was written, recorded, produced and mixed by Kevin Parker in Fremantle, West Australia. Lyrically the record finds Parker in a very different place in 2015 to where he was seven years ago. Transitions in life, relationships, perspectives, mindsets – Currents maps Parker’s evolution through these and finds him a brand new person. Musically, Currents sounds like the work of a player on top of his game and having a blast, Parker indulging his whims and unafraid to dive down the rabbit hole after an idea…” (Product description from Amazon.co.uk)
Archive series. Volume no. 1
“With the Archive Series, Sam Beam (Iron & Wine) will be gathering otherwise unreleased home recordings, covers, and live sets from his entire career and releasing them on his own label, Black Cricket Recording Co. The songs on Volume No. 1 came to life at the same time as those selected for The Creek Drank the Cradle. The songs on Creek were only 11 of the many performed and recorded by Iron & Wine at home on a 4-track cassette. While some of this material has been widely bootlegged, it has never received a widespread or proper release until now…” (Product description from Amazon.co.uk)
Little earthquakes [deluxe]
“One of the most successful and influential artists of her generation, Tori Amos is as much a force to be reckoned with today as when she released her first solo album ‘Little Earthquakes’ over 2 decades ago. Eschewing the trends of the time, the prodigious chanteuse touched millions deeply with her arresting melodies, riveting stage presence and personal & honest lyrics. Amos announces 2CD deluxe editions of her debut and sophomore solo albums, ‘Little Earthquakes’ and ‘Under The Pink,’ each newly re-mastered and paired with an entire disc of rare B-sides and bonus tracks…” (Product description from Mighty Ape)
Better than home
“Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Beth Hart has already moved guitar legends Jeff Beck, Slash, Joe Bonamassa and Buddy Guy to perform with her on records and live. The UK have firmly taken Beth to their hearts after recent stirring headline performances at the Royal Albert Hall, The Roundhouse and Hampton Court Palace. Now on her 7th solo record, album collaborations with Joe Bonamassa, ‘Seesaw’ and ‘Don’t Explain’, made it to the top #1 and #3 of the Billboard Blues Albums Chart whilst ‘Live in Amsterdam’ entered the UK album chart at #18…” (Product description from Amazon.co.uk)
“The brand new album from The Fall; the first in over a year. Recorded in Manchester over the last year with mark e smith producing. The Fall are an English post-punk band, formed in Manchester in 1976. The band has existed in some form ever since, and is essentially built around its founder and only constant member Mark E. Smith. Initially associated with the punk movement of the late 1970s, the group’s music has gone through several stylistic changes over the years, characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, and is always underpinned by Smith’s distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics…” (Product description from Amazon.co.uk)
Miles Davis at Newport, 1955-1975.
“The newest entry in Columbia/Legacy Recordings’ critically-acclaimed Miles Davis Bootleg Series, NEWPORT 1955-1975 clocks in at 296 minutes, nearly four hours of which is previously unreleased. From Miles’ debut performance at NJF in 1955 (a hastily arranged jam session featuring Thelonious Monk and Gerry Mulligan, that immediately led to the trumpeter’s Columbia signing), to the full-length concert performances alone of Miles’ famed “Kind Of Blue” Sextet (with Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb), and second great quintet in ’66 and ’67 (with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams) also live performances by Miles’ stellar band lineups 1969, 1971, 1973, and 1975, in Newport, Rhode Island, New York City, Berlin, and Switzerland….” (Product description from Amazon.com)