||Buddy Rich Big Band|
Burning for Buddy: A Tribute to the Music of Buddy Rich, Vol. 2 (1997)
Like the first volume, Burning for Buddy: A Tribute to the Music of Buddy Rich, Vol. 2 assembles a shifting cast of virtuoso trap-set players sitting in with the Buddy Rich Big Band in order to pay tribute to its ...
Collected Works of the Roches (2003)
Recorded between 1979 & 1992. Includes liner notes by Janine Nichols.
The Collected Works of the Roches includes samples from a handful of the Roches' albums, not every single song in their oeuvre. But perhaps Collected Works sounded better than "Greatest ...
Genesis Files (1997)
Tracks taken from his albums 'Bay Of Kings' and 'Genesis Revisited' with members of King Crimson, Yes, Asia and The Zombies assisting.
Personnel: Steve Hackett (vocals, guitar); John Wetton (vocals, bass instrument); Bonnie Tyler (vocals); Ian McDonald (flute, keyboards); Ben Fenner ...
Digitally remastered by Joe Gastwirt (1991, Ocean View Digital, West Los Angeles, California).
YESSTORY does a good job of charting the progress of a group that both epitomized the epic quality of progressive rock in the 70s, and lived to tell ...
Gordian Knot's second album is very much grounded in the British prog rock movement of the 1970s, and particularly in the sound of King Crimson. The almost wholly instrumental effort has a couple of very direct links to those good ...
The debut album from amalgamated progsters John Wetton, Bill Bruford, Eddie Jobson, and Allan Holdsworth has the edge over both Danger Money and Night After Night because of the synthesis of melody and rhythm that is inflicted through nearly every ...
Watcher of the Skies: Genesis Revisited (1997)
Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett has assembled a wide variety of musicians to rework many classic Genesis songs. The end result is quite interesting. Some songs are quite true to the original, while some are very big departures -- some are ...
Recorded at Livingstone Studios, London, England; Brownhill Studios, Worthing, and London View Studios, Hampstead, England.
Engineers: Chris Lewis, Richard Edwards.
Personnel: Peter Lockett (quinto, congas, bongos, frame drum, kanjira, talking drum, cowbells, cymbals, dumbek, shaker, tabla, percussion, bells, sampler); Pam Chowhan ...
B'Boom: Official Bootleg - Live in Argentina (1995)
All music written by King Crimson. All lyrics written by Adrian Belew.
King Crimson's dynamic live performances have produced many various bootleg tapes featuring all eras of the group's existence. Crimson's October 1994 tour of South America, however, yielded the only ...
||Bulgarian Women's Choir|
Voices of Life (2000)
The West became aware of the wonderful Bulgarian female choirs through La Mystere des Voix Bulgaires. This is, perhaps, the next step. Produced by former Roxy Music keyboard player Eddie Jobson, this explores the unique harmonies and overtone singing of ...
Concise King Crimson
Recorded between 1969 & 1984. Includes liner notes by Robert Fripp.
THE CONCISE KING CRIMSON touts itself as a "pocket condensation" of the 1991 box set THE ESSENTIAL KING CRIMSON. What this means is that those either ignorant of who the ...
With the release of IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING, an ambitious young British guitarist-composer named Robert Fripp erupted on the popular music scene with a mixture of rock, jazz and classical sources that came to be known as ...
Live in America
This is a bit of a misleading title. While this disc certainly does feature the short-lived prog supergroup U.K. (bassist John Wetton, drummer Bill Bruford, violinist and keyboardist Eddie Jobson, and guitarist Allan Holdsworth) on their American tour, it also ...
Up From The Dark
1986's Up From the Dark collects a series of U.K. singles recorded by the husband-and-wife team of Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin (both formerly of Hatfield and the North; Gaskin was leader of the group's female auxiliary, the Northettes) in ...
Ultimate Yes: The 35th Anniversary Collection (2004)
Recorded between 1969 & 2003. Includes liner notes by Chris Welch.
Yes' second (and least successful) album was a transitional effort; the group trying for a more produced and sophisticated sound through the use of an orchestra -- the use of ...
Hats Off (2001)
Recorded between 1970 & 1992. Includes liner notes by Dennis Argenzia & Roy Harper.
"This CD is not a 'best of' record and does not attempt to be so," declares the first sentence of the liner notes. So, what do you ...
Steve Howe's third solo venture, "Turbulence," is packed with strong, flawless playing; however, most of the compositions lack the excitement, eclecticism, and adventurousness that made his earlier solo projects so interesting and appealing. The album's main weaknesses include the facts ...
THE PROJEKCTS features a series of sub-groups of King Crimson's 6 members.
What is always so intriguing about King Crimson is how the group's personnel can continuously evolve while maintaining a constant musical vision. Nowhere is this better illustrated than in ...
In A Word: Yes (2002)
Track Listing: DISC 1: Every Little Thing; Sweetness; Survival; Then; Sweet Dreams; Astral Traveller; Time and a Word; Dear Father; Yours Is No Disgrace; Clap; Perpetual Change; Starship Trooper: Life Seeker/Disillusion/Wurm: Life Seeker / Disillusion / Wurm; I've Seen All ...
Genesis Archives, Vol. 2: 1976-1992 (2000)
GENESIS ARCHIVE #2 contains both studio and live tracks recorded between 1976 and 1992.
Volume One collected work from Genesis' eight-year period with Peter Gabriel. This three CD follow-up collects rarities--studio outtakes, B-sides, remixes, and previously unreleased live tracks--from what the ...
||Al Di Meola|
In many ways, Al DiMeola only started to carve a niche for himself once he left Return to Forever. Adapting influences as diverse as flamenco, Brazilian, Latin and electronica into his evolving jazz-rock repertoire has resulted in a large catalogue ...
Recollections: The Very Best of Rick Wakeman (1973-1979) (2000)
With all of his lengthy suites and unified concept albums, Rick Wakeman's solo work would appear to be very difficult to anthologize. As the first Wakeman compilation available domestically in the U.S., that's what Recollections: The Very Best of Rick ...
||Richard Palmer-James / John Wetton|
Monkey Business (1999)
Former King Crimson & Roxy Music Member's Collection Of Rarities.
Personnel: John Wetton (vocals, guitar, piano, Clavinet, keyboards); Richard Palmer-James (guitar, keyboards, programming); Ramon Vega (guitar); John Hutcheson (organ); John Beck (keyboards); Curt Cress, Bill Bruford (drums); Bob Dalton (cymbals).
Jamaaladeen Tacuma's second free funk effort for Gramavision is almost the equal of his first (Show Stopper). Once again the first four songs feature his regular band (a quintet with guitarist Rick Iannacone and altoist James Watkins) while the second ...
While the repetitive Gamelan-like patterns of DISCIPLINE were still present on BEAT, things loosened up considerably. The title refers at least partially to the Beat era writers referenced in the opening "Neal and Jack and Me," and the freewheeling Beat ...