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Title - ‘Gleb Kolyadin’
Artist - Gleb Kolyadin

Following the success of two highly-praised albums with Iamthemorning, Russian virtuoso pianist Gleb Kolyadin affirms his musical authority with his debut, self-titled album on Kscope.

The record features a staggering who’s-who of performers, including: Gavin Harrison (King Crimson / Porcupine Tree) on drums; Nick Beggs (Steven Wilson) on bass; Theo Travis (Robert Fripp / Porcupine Tree / Steven Wilson) on flute and saxophone; the unmistakable voice and lyrics of Steve Hogarth (Marillion) alongside Mick Moss (Antimatter); and Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) on additional keys.

1. “Insight”
2. “Astral Architecture” (featuring Mick Moss)
3. “White Dawn”
4. “Kaleidoscope”
5. “Eidolon”
6. “Into The Void”
7. “The Room”
8. “Confluence” (featuring Steve Hogarth)
9. “Constellation / The Bell”
10. “Echo / Sigh / Strand”
11. “Penrose Stairs”
12. “Storyteller” (featuring Jordan Rudess)
13. “The Best Of Days” (featuring Steve Hogarth)

The album is a collaborative piece with each musician recording their own parts separately, starting with Gleb recording himself on grand piano in Moscow Winter-Spring 2017 at the famed Mosfilm studio.

From the moment the keys of Gleb combine with the tempered drum work back bone of opening track ‘Insight,’ you know you’re listening to something special. Featuring Mick Moss (best known for his role in the band Antimatter), the lighter fare of ‘Astral Architecture’ is next, and is backed seamlessly by both ‘White Dawn’ and the more uptempo, playful fun of ‘Kaleidoscope.’

The mid-tempo, piano hipsway of ‘Eidolon’ is my own personal favorite of the new tracks, and that’s followed by the upbeat ‘Into the Void’ and then the musically full on ‘The Room,’ Featuring Steve Hogarth (Marillion), ‘Confluence’ is a massively engaging track. Combining the piano skills of Gleb entwined within the hushed vocal tones of Hogarth, the track is mesmerizing.

Next up is ‘Constellation / The Bell’, a strong track that resonates throughout , and that’s backed by the passionate ride of the trilogy within ‘Echo / Sigh / Strand’. Gleb’s playful key strokes are once again brought to the fore on the triumphant ‘Penrose Stairs’ (featuring Jordan Rudess), before the album rounds out with the preciseness of ‘Storyteller’, and then we get yet another magical musical outing from both Gleb and Hogarth on the first track to be revealed on this project, ‘The Best of Days.’

This self-titled work of musical genius was mixed and engineered by Vlad Avy, who also previously worked on the two Iamthemorning records.

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Title - ‘The Vintage Years: 1970-1991’
Artist - Wishbone Ash

Wishbone Ash, one of Britain's most enduring and best-loved rock acts, are to release a comprehensive deluxe 30 CD box set, The Vintage Years: 1970-1991 (strictly limited to 2,500 copies), through Madfish.

Loaded with rarities, memorabilia, a new interview and a lavish 156-page hardback book, a third of this new collection features previously unheard & unreleased material.

The contents of The Vintage Years box set include: Brand new cover artwork designed by Colin Elgie, the original designer behind the award-winning Live Dates sleeve artwork. All 16 studio albums, featuring bonus material including rare album outtakes, B-sides and 12 previously unreleased studio tracks, presented in mini-gatefold sleeves.

Three of the 16 albums are currently out of print on CD from I. R. S. : Nouveau Calls, Here to Hear and Strange Affair. 8 previously unreleased live albums from 1973-1980 on 11 discs. 3 original live albums: Live Dates, Live Dates Volume Two and Live in Tokyo.

All music has been remastered from the original multitrack and ¼" tapes, sourced from Martin Turner and Andy Powell's personal collections, and from the Universal Music and Atlantic archives.

A 156-page coffee table hardback book written by Classic Rock's Dave Ling, including personal photos, rare posters and flyers and collector's memorabilia.

A 36-page poster book, covering the early years through to Here to Hear. 4 reproductions of original posters for: Christmas at the Palace Dec 1973, Live Dates European tour - Hamburg Musikhalle 1974, Europe 1975 tour, and the Front Page News tour - Empire Pool Wembley 1977.

A facsimile MCA debut album promo pack and a 7" flexi disc for the single Blind Eye, the first of the 11 Japanese singles series, along with individually signed photos of each band member.

Disc: 1 - 1. Blind Eye (Wishbone Ash) 2. Lady Whiskey (Wishbone Ash) 3. Errors of My Way (Wishbone Ash) 4. Queen of Torture (Wishbone Ash) 5. Handy (Wishbone Ash) 6. Phoenix (Wishbone Ash) 7. Lady Whiskey (First Light Recording) 8. Roads of Day to Day (First Light Recording) 9. Blind Eye (First Light Recording) 10. Joshua (First Light Recording) 11. Queen of Torture (First Light Recording) 12. Handy (First Light Recording) 13. Errors of My Way (First Light Recording)

Disc: 2 - 1. Vas Dis (Pilgrimage) 2. The Pilgrim (Pilgrimage) 3. Jail Bait (Pilgrimage) 4. Alone (Pilgrimage) 5. Lullaby (Pilgrimage) 6. Valediction (Pilgrimage) 7. Where Were You Tomorrow (Pilgrimage) 8. Alone (Full Length Album Sessions Version with Vocals) 9. Alone (First Light Recording with Vocals) 10. Where Were You Tomorrow (Album Sessions Studio Version)

Disc: 3 - 1. Time Was (Argus) 2. Sometime World (Argus) 3. Blowin' Free (Argus) 4. The King Will Come (Argus) 5. Leaf and Stream (Argus) 6. Warrior (Argus) 7. Throw Down the Sword (Argus) 8. Jail Bait (Live from Memphis 1972) 9. The Pilgrim (Live from Memphis 1972) 10. Phoenix (Live from Memphis 1972)

Disc: 4 - 1. So Many Things to Say (Wishbone Four) 2. Ballad of the Beacon (Wishbone Four) 3. 3No Easy Road (Wishbone Four) 4. 4Everybody Needs a Friend (Wishbone Four) 5. Doctor (Wishbone Four) 6. Sorrel (Wishbone Four) 7. Sing Out the Song (Wishbone Four) 8. Rock 'N Roll Widow (Wishbone Four) 9. No Easy Road (1972 Single Version) 10. Blowin' Free (1972 Single Version)

Disc: 5 - 1. The King Will Come - June '73, Croydon, Fairfield Hall (Live Dates) 2. Throw Down the Sword - June '73, Newcastle, City Hall (Live Dates) 3. Rock 'N Roll Widow - June '73, Reading, University (Live Dates) 4. Ballad of the Beacon - June '73, Reading, University (Live Dates) 5. Baby What You Want Me to Do - June '73, Portsmouth, Guildhall (Live Dates) 6. The Pilgrim - June '73, Croydon, Fairfield Hall (Live Dates) 7. Blowin' Free - June '73, Newcastle, City Hall (Live Dates) 8. Jail Bait - June '73, Reading, University (Live Dates 9. Lady Whiskey - June '73, Reading, University (Live Dates) 10. Phoenix - June '73, Croydon, Fairfield Hall (Live Dates)

Disc: 6 - 1. Silver Shoes (There's the Rub) 2. Don't Come Back (There's the Rub) 3. Persephone (There's the Rub) 4. Hometown (There's the Rub) 5. Lady Jay (There's the Rub) 6. F*U*B*B (There's the Rub)

Disc: 7 - 1. Rest in Peace (Locked in) 2. No Water in the Well (Locked in) 3. Moonshine (Locked in) 4. She Was My Best Friend (Locked in) 5. It Started in Heaven (Locked in) 6. Half Past Lovin' (Locked in) 7. Trust in You (Locked in) 8. Say Goodbye (Locked in) 9. Bad Weather Blues 10. Chicago Tease

Disc: 8 - 1. Mother of Pearl (New England) 2. (In All of My Dreams) You Rescue Me (New England) 3. Runaway (New England) 4. Lorelei (New England) 5. Outward Bound (New England) 6. Prelude (New England) 7. When You Know Love (New England) 8. Lonely Island (New England) 9. Candlelight (New England)

Disc: 9 - 1. Front Page News (Front Page News) 2. Midnight Dancer (Front Page News) 3. Goodbye Baby Hello Friend (Front Page News) 4. Surface to Air (Front Page News) 5. 714 (Front Page News) 6. Come in from the Rain (Front Page News) 7. Right or Wrong (Front Page News) 8. Heart Beat (Front Page News) 9. The Day I Found Your Love (Front Page News) 10. Diamond Jack (Front Page News) 11. Come in from the Rain (Live)

Disc: 10 - 1. You See Red (No Smoke Without Fire) 2. Baby the Angels Are Here (No Smoke Without Fire) 3. Ships in the Sky (No Smoke Without Fire) 4. Stand and Deliver (No Smoke Without Fire) 5. Anger in Harmony (No Smoke Without Fire) 6. Like a Child (No Smoke Without Fire) 7. The Way of the World - Part 1 (No Smoke Without Fire) 8. The Way of the World - Part 2 (No Smoke Without Fire) 9. Time and Space (Album Session Outtake) 10. Firesign (Album Session Outtake) 11. Hard on You (Album Session Outtake) 12. John Sherry Jam (Album Session Outtake) 13. Sherriff of Sherwood (Album Session Outtake)

Disc: 11 - 1. F*U*B*B - Live at Tokyo Sun Plaza 1978 (Live in Tokyo) 2. The Way of the World -Live at Tokyo Sun Plaza 1978 (Live in Tokyo) 3. You See Red - Live at Tokyo Sun Plaza 1978 (Live in Tokyo) 4. Jail Bait - Live at Tokyo Sun Plaza 1978 (Live in Tokyo) 5. Blowin' Free - Live at Tokyo Sun Plaza 1978 (Live in Tokyo) 6. Bad Weather Blues (Live B-Side from 'You See Red' 12" Single) 7. Helpless (Live Single) 8. Blowin' Free (Live Single)

Disc: 12 - 1. Living Proof (Just Testing) 2. Haunting Me (Just Testing) 3. Insomnia (Just Testing) 4. Helpless (Just Testing) 5. Pay the Price (Just Testing) 6. New Rising Star (Just Testing) 7. Master of Disguise (Just Testing) 8. Lifeline (Just Testing) 9. Halfway House (Album Outtake - Claire Hamill Vocal) 10. Fast Johnny 11. Come on 12. Is Justice Done (Album Outtake) 13. The Bells Chime (Album Outtake) 14. Out on a Limb (Album Outtake) 15. Where You Been (Album Outtake) 16. Halfway House (Album Outtake - Martin Turner Vocal) 17. Football and Boxing (Album Outtake)

Disc: 13 - 1. Doctor - Hull City Hall, 1980 (Live Dates Volume Two) 2. Living Proof - Bristol Colton Hall, 1980 (Live Dates Volume Two) 3. Runaway - Wolverhampton Civic Hall, 1980 (Live Dates Volume Two) 4. Helpless - Wolverhampton Civic Hall, 1980 (Live Dates Volume Two) 5. F*U*B*B - London, Hammersmith Odeon, 1978 (Live Dates Volume Two) 6. The Way of the World (Live Dates Volume Two) 7. Lorelei (Live Dates Volume Two) 8. Persephone (Live Dates Volume Two) 9. (In All of My Dreams) You Rescue Me (Live Dates Volume Two) 10. Time Was (Live Dates Volume Two) 11. Goodbye Baby Hello Friend (Live Dates Volume Two) 12. No Easy Road (Live Dates Volume Two)

Disc: 14 - 1. Loaded (Number the Brave) 2. Where Is the Love (Number the Brave) 3. Underground (Number the Brave) 4. Kicks on the Street (Number the Brave) 5. Open Road (Number the Brave) 6. Get Ready (Number the Brave) 7. Rainstorm (Number the Brave) 8. That's That (Number the Brave) 9. Roller Coaster (Number the Brave) 10. Number the Brave (Number the Brave) 11. My Mind Is Made Up (B-Side) 12. Get Ready (Single Mix with Claire Hamill Backing Vocal) 13. Now or Never (Album Outtake - John Wetton) 14. Hard on You (Album Outtake)

Disc: 15 - 1. Engine Overheat (Twin Barrels Burning (No MCPS, Bought As Finished Stock)) 2. Can't Fight Love (Twin Barrels Burning (No MCPS, Bought As Finished Stock) 3. Genevieve (Twin Barrels Burning (No MCPS, Bought As Finished Stock) 4. Me and My Guitar (Twin Barrels Burning (No MCPS, Bought As Finished Stock) 5. Hold on (Twin Barrels Burning (No MCPS, Bought As Finished Stock) 6. Streets of Shame (Twin Barrels Burning (No MCPS, Bought As Finished Stock) 7. No More Lonely Nights (Twin Barrels Burning (No MCPS, Bought As Finished Stock) 8. Angels Have Mercy (Twin Barrels Burning (No MCPS, Bought As Finished Stock) 9. Wind Up (Twin Barrels Burning (No MCPS, Bought As Finished Stock) 10. Cat and Dog Fight (No MCPS, Bought As Finished Stock) 11. Go for the Gold (No MCPS, Bought As Finished Stock) 12. Night Hawker (No MCPS, Bought As Finished Stock)

Disc: 16 - 1. Cell of Fame (Raw to the Bone (No MCPS, Bought As Finished Stock) 2. People in Motion (Raw to the Bone (No MCPS, Bought As Finished Stock) 3. Don't Cry (Raw to the Bone (No MCPS, Bought As Finished Stock) 4. Love Is Blue (Raw to the Bone (No MCPS, Bought As Finished Stock) 5. Long Live the Night (Raw to the Bone (No MCPS, Bought As Finished Stock) 6. Rocket in My Pocket (Raw to the Bone (No MCPS, Bought As Finished Stock) 7. It's Only Love (Raw to the Bone (No MCPS, Bought As Finished Stock) 8. Don't You Mess (Raw to the Bone (No MCPS, Bought As Finished Stock) 9. Dreams (Searching for An Answer) (Raw to the Bone (No 10. MCPS, Bought As Finished Stock) 11. Perfect Timing (Raw to the Bone (No MCPS, Bought As Finished Stock) 12. She's Still Alive (No MCPS, Bought As Finished Stock) 13. Apocalypso (No MCPS, Bought As Finished Stock) 14. Valley of Tears (No MCPS, Bought As Finished Stock) 15. Nkomo (No MCPS, Bought As Finished Stock) 16. Talk to Me (No MCPS, Bought As Finished Stock)

Disc: 17 - 1. Tangible Evidence (Nouveau Calls) 2. Clousseau (Nouveau Calls) 3. Flags of Convenience (Nouveau Calls) 4. From Soho to Sunset (Nouveau Calls) 5. Arabesque (Nouveau Calls) 6. In the Skin (Nouveau Calls) 7. Something Happening in Room 602 (Nouveau Calls) 8. Johnny Left Home Without It (Nouveau Calls) 9. The Spirit Flies Free (Nouveau Calls) 10. A Rose Is a Rose (Nouveau Calls) 11. Real Guitars Have Wings (Nouveau Calls) 12. T-Bone Shuffle

Disc: 18 - 1. Cosmic Jazz (Here to Hear) 2. Keeper of the Light (Here to Hear) 3. Mental Radio (Here to Hear) 4. Walk on Water (Here to Hear) 5. Witness to Wonder (Here to Hear) 6. Lost Cause in Paradise (Here to Hear) 7. Why Don't We (Here to Hear) 8. In the Case (Here to Hear) 9. Hole in My Heart - Part One (Here to Hear) 10. Hole in My Heart - Part Two (Here to Hear) 11. Heaven Is (Album Outtake) 12. Bolan's Monument (B-Side) 13. Duffle Shuffle (Album Outtake)

Disc: 19 - 1. Strange Affair (Strange Affair) 2. Wings of Desire (Strange Affair) 3. Renegade (Strange Affair) 4. Dream Train (Strange Affair) 5. Some Conversation (Strange Affair) 6. Rollin' (Strange Affair) 7. You (Strange Affair) 8. Hard Times (Strange Affair) 9. Standing in the Rain (Strange Affair) 10. Chimes of Freedom (Album Outtake - Andy Powell Vocal) 11. Standing in the Rain (Album Outtake - Martin Turner Vocal) 12. Strange Affair (Album Outtake - Brass Mix) 13. Dream Train (Album Outtake - Brass Mix) 14. Rollin' (Album Outtake - Brass Mix) 15. Chimes of Freedom (Album Outtake - Andy Powell Vocal)

Disc: 20 - 1. The King Will Come (Portsmouth 1973 - Wishbone Four / Live Dates Recording Tour) 2. Warrior (Portsmouth 1973 - Wishbone Four / Live Dates Recording Tour) 3. Throw Down the Sword (Portsmouth 1973 - Wishbone Four / Live Dates Recording Tour) 4. Ballad of the Beacon (Portsmouth 1973 - Wishbone Four / Live Dates Recording Tour) 5. Rock 'N Roll Widow (Portsmouth 1973 - Wishbone Four / Live Dates Recording Tour) 6. Everybody Needs a Friend (Portsmouth 1973 - Wishbone Four / Live Dates Recording Tour) 7. Blowin' Free (Portsmouth 1973 - Wishbone Four / Live Dates Recording Tour) 8. Jail Bait (Portsmouth 1973 - Wishbone Four / Live Dates Recording Tour)

Disc: 21 - 1. Doctor (Portsmouth 1973 - Wishbone Four / Live Dates Recording Tour) 2. So Many Things to Say (Portsmouth 1973 - Wishbone Four / Live Dates Recording Tour) 3. Baby What You Want Me to Do (Portsmouth 1973 - Wishbone 4. Phoenix (Portsmouth 1973 - Wishbone Four / Live Dates Recording Tour) 5. It Ain't Easy (Portsmouth 1973 - Wishbone Four / Live Dates Recording Tour) 6. Where Were You Tomorrow (Portsmouth 1973 - Wishbone Four 7. Live Dates Recording Tour)

Disc: 22 - 1. The King Will Come (Southampton 1973 - Wishbone Four / Live Dates Recording Tour) 2. Warrior (Southampton 1973 - Wishbone Four / Live Dates Recording Tour) 3. Throw Down the Sword (Southampton 1973 - Wishbone Four / Live Dates Recording Tour) 4. Ballad of the Beacon (Southampton 1973 - Wishbone Four / Live Dates Recording Tour) 5. Rock 'N Roll Widow (Southampton 1973 - Wishbone Four / Live Dates Recording Tour) 6. Everybody Needs a Friend (Southampton 1973 - Wishbone Four 7. / Live Dates Recording Tour) 8. Blowin' Free (Southampton 1973 - Wishbone Four / Live Dates Recording Tour) 9. Jail Bait (Southampton 1973 - Wishbone Four / Live Dates Recording Tour) 10. Doctor (Southampton 1973 - Wishbone Four / Live Dates Recording Tour) 11. So Many Things to Say (Southampton 1973 - Wishbone Four / Live Dates Recording Tour) 12. Baby What You Want Me to Do (Southampton 1973 - 13. Wishbone Four / Live Dates Recording Tour)

Disc: 23 - 1. Runaway (Edinburgh 1976 - New England Tour) 2. The King Will Come (Edinburgh 1976 - New England Tour) 3. Warrior (Edinburgh 1976 - New England Tour) 4. Lorelei (Edinburgh 1976 - New England Tour) 5. Persephone (Edinburgh 1976 - New England Tour) 6. (In All of My Dreams) You Rescue Me (Edinburgh 1976 - New England Tour) 7. Outward Bound (Edinburgh 1976 - New England Tour) 8. Mother of Pearl (Edinburgh 1976 - New England Tour) 9. Rest in Peace (Edinburgh 1976 - New England Tour) 10. Time Was (Edinburgh 1976 - New England Tour) 11. Bad Weather Blues (Edinburgh 1976 - New England Tour) 12. Jail Bait (Edinburgh 1976 - New England Tour)

Disc: 24 - 1. Blind Eye (Marquee Club 1977 - Front Page News Tour) 2. Lady Whiskey (Marquee Club 1977 - Front Page News Tour) 3. The King Will Come (Marquee Club 1977 - Front Page News Tour) 4. Warrior (Marquee Club 1977 - Front Page News Tour) 5. Throw Down the Sword (Marquee Club 1977 - Front Page News Tour) 6. Front Page News (Marquee Club 1977 - Front Page News Tour) 7. Sometime World (Marquee Club 1977 - Front Page News Tour) 8. Goodbye Baby Hello Friend (Marquee Club 1977 - Front Page News Tour) 9. Runaway (Marquee Club 1977 - Front Page News Tour) 10. Phoenix (Marquee Club 1977 - Front Page News Tour) 11. Jail Bait (Marquee Club 1977 - Front Page News Tour) 12. Blowin' Free (Marquee Club 1977 - Front Page News Tour) 13. Bad Weather Blues (Marquee Club 1977 - Front Page News Tour)

Disc: 25 - 1. Blind Eye (Newcastle 1977 - Front Page News Tour) 2. Lady Whiskey (Newcastle 1977 - Front Page News Tour) 3. The King Will Come (Newcastle 1977 - Front Page News Tour) 4. Warrior (Newcastle 1977 - Front Page News Tour) 5. Throw Down the Sword (Newcastle 1977 - Front Page News Tour) Front Page News (Newcastle 1977 - Front Page News Tour 6. Sometime World (Newcastle 1977 - Front Page News Tour) 7. Goodbye Baby Hello Friend (Newcastle 1977 - Front Page News Tour) 8. Runaway (Newcastle 1977 - Front Page News Tour) 9. Come in from the Rain (Newcastle 1977 - Front Page News Tour) 10. Jail Bait (Newcastle 1977 - Front Page News Tour) 11. Blowin' Free (Newcastle 1977 - Front Page News Tour) 12. No Easy Road (Newcastle 1977 - Front Page News Tour) 13. Bad Weather Blues (Newcastle 1977 - Front Page News Tour)

Disc: 26 - 1. The King Will Come (Bournemouth 1978) 2. Warrior (Bournemouth 1978) 3. Errors of My Way (Bournemouth 1978) 4. You See Red (Bournemouth 1978) 5. F*U*B*B (Bournemouth 1978) 6. The Way of the World (Bournemouth 1978)

Disc: 27 - 1. Phoenix (Bournemouth 1978) 2. Anger in Harmony (Bournemouth 1978) 3. Time Was (Bournemouth 1978) 4. Runaway (Bournemouth 1978) 5. Lady Whiskey (Bournemouth 1978) 6. Jail Bait (Bournemouth 1978) 7. Queen of Torture (Bournemouth 1978) 8. Blowin' Free (Bournemouth 1978) 9. Bad Weather Blues (Bournemouth 1978)

Disc: 28 - 1. Doctor (Guildford 1980 - Just Testing Tour) 2. Blind Eye (Guildford 1980 - Just Testing Tour) 3. Way of the World (Guildford 1980 - Just Testing Tour) 4. Living Proof (Guildford 1980 - Just Testing Tour) 5. The King Will Come (Guildford 1980 - Just Testing Tour) 6. Lifeline (Guildford 1980 - Just Testing Tour) 7. Insomnia (Guildford 1980 - Just Testing Tour)

Disc: 29 - 1. Phoenix (Guildford 1980 - Just Testing Tour) 2. Blowin' Free (Guildford 1980 - Just Testing Tour) 3. Queen of Torture (Guildford 1980 - Just Testing Tour) 4. Helpless (Guildford 1980 - Just Testing Tour) 5. Jail Bait (Guildford 1980 - Just Testing Tour) 6. Bad Weather Blues (Guildford 1980 - Just Testing Tour) 7. Too Much Monkey Business (Guildford 1980 - Just Testing Tour)

Disc: 30 - 1. Doctor (Chelmsford 1980 - Blowin' Free Tour) 2. Lady Whiskey (Chelmsford 1980 - Blowin' Free Tour) 3. Helpless (Chelmsford 1980 - Blowin' Free Tour) 4. I Need People (Chelmsford 1980 - Blowin' Free Tour) 5. The Pilgrim (Chelmsford 1980 - Blowin' Free Tour) 6. Lookin' for a Reason (Chelmsford 1980 - Blowin' Free Tour) 7. Runaway (Chelmsford 1980 - Blowin' Free Tour) 8. The King Will Come (Chelmsford 1980 - Blowin' Free Tour) 9. Phoenix (Chelmsford 1980 - Blowin' Free Tour) 10. Blowin' Free (Chelmsford 1980 - Blowin' Free Tour) 11. Jail Bait (Chelmsford 1980 - Blowin' Free Tour) 12. Bad Weather Blues (Chelmsford 1980 - Blowin' Free Tour)

Talking about the release, founder member Martin Turner explains, “I looked after most of these tape recordings for decades, wondering when they would ever see the light of day and I am very glad that they will at last be available for everyone to hear.”

“I wanted to mix the live performances myself, but being a busy chap and not famous for my speediness, we decided to give it all to the wonderful Pete Reynolds whom I believe has done a brilliant job of mixing and remastering a massive collection of work. It’s almost like having one’s whole musical life in one box. It certainly represents the most comprehensive Wishbone collection that I know of and I hope you enjoy it.”

Andy Powell agrees, “It’s truly amazing to look back at the musically fertile 70s and 80s and wonder at the sheer amount of incredible creative output from our band. We had great roots and a really strong blue-print for success. I feel blessed to have played my part in it all and I’m truly thankful that it’s set the course for my entire life and all the music that’s followed, as the band continues to live on into the 21st century.”

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Title - ‘Karma Obscur’
Artist - Shob

Talented bass player with many collaborations (Roger (Biwandu-Zawinul syndicate), Patrick Rondat (G3), PapaGuyo (Sly & Family Stone), J Halliday, Charles X, Eths…), Shob releases his second album Karma Obscur after the successful debut, Pragmatism.

An intense progressive rock/funk played live by amazing musicians, Karma Obscur is Jazz-Rock Fusion at its finest. Twisting and turning delightfully, never steering a course too unknown, in my humble opinion, Shob's sophomore album is already his best work.

1. “Hors D'oeuvre” (2:02)
2. “Straight Ahead” (5:25)
3. “Except I'm 65” (4:47)
4. “Enclosures” (5:19)
5. “Karma Obscur” (4:18)
6. “Rusty Dog” (5:36)
7. “The Right Move” (4:53)
8. “Green Elephant” (5:15)
9. “The Professor” (4:23)
10. “Divergence” (5:29)
11. “Action Mutante” (3:55)
12. “Dissection” (5:25)
13. “Sulfur” (5:03)

We begin with the appropriately entitled “Hors D'oeuvre”, a slap bass funk delight, that blends seamlessly into both the harder, more pronounced Blues bass of “Straight Ahead” and then the lush, R&B vibe of “Except I’m 65.”

The frenetic soul/blues “Enclosures” is up next and that’s followed by the title track, the terrifically paced “Karma Obscur.” The tempo comes down somewhat next for the late night jazz club appeal of “Rusty Dog”, before it’s picked right up again for the playful jazz notes of “The Right Move”. Some ferocious slap bass is back again for the brilliant “Green Elephant”, which is followed by the deliberately stop-start pace of “The Professor.”

Next up is “Divergence”, which is backed by another stand out track on this sophomore album, “Action Mutante.” The album then comes to a close with the jazz lite “Dissection”, before rounding out with the Blues organ , and guitar-backed beauty “Sulfur.”

Line-up: Shob - Bass, Guitar (3, 6, 7, 9-13), Additional Percussions With Morgan Berthet - Drums; Denis Cornardeau - Guitar (2-4, 8); Gabriel Druot - Guitar (5); Jean Loup Siaut - Guitar (10); Pierre Danel - Guitar (11); Jorris Guilbaud - Keyboards (6, 7, 10, 11); Vincent Vilnet - Keyboards (4, 12, 13); Tony Lavaud - Keyboards (2, 5, 8); Robin Magord - Keyboards (3, 9); Laurène Pierre Magnani - Vocals (3); Monkey D Beasty - Vocals (1); Rémy Béesau - Trumpet PJ Ley - Trumpet (3); Olivier Miqueu - Trombone; FM Moreau - Sax; Ludovic Lesage - Jumbe, Congas

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Title - 'One More Crooked Dance’
Artist - Jules Shear

For those not in the know, Jules Shear is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist who wrote the Cyndi Lauper hit single "All Through the Night" and The Bangles' hit "If She Knew What She Wants". Oh, and he also charted a hit as a solo performer with "Steady" in 1985.

Today, Jules Shear isn’t being cagy when he insists he doesn’t know what the songs on his 13th studio album, One More Crooked Dance (Funzalo Records), and first since 2013’s Longer to Get to Yesterday are about!

He really doesn’t, at least without being able to consult a lyric sheet, which is nowhere in sight at the moment. With nary a guitar, bass or drum in earshot, Shear didn’t have to wander far from his longtime Woodstock, N.Y., home, corralling locals Pepe (piano), touring partner Molly Farley (vocals) and the legendary John Sebastian (harp) at his neighborhood health food store and somehow cajoling them to join him at his friend’s nearby home studio.

1. ‘Rules of the Game’
2. ‘Painkiller’
3. ‘Be With You’
4. ‘Don't Remember’
5. ‘Guessing’
6. ‘Looking For Me’
7. ‘The Hunter & the Hunted’
8. ‘A Color That Barely Exists’
9. ‘Oh Marlena’
10. ‘This Flame’
11. ‘Half Hearted Heart’
12. ‘When It's Right’
13. ‘Wrong Again’

On an album bass lined out by some dulcet piano playing, Shear opens with ‘Rules of the Game’ before gently (oh so gently) upping the tempo somewhat on the throaty ‘Painkiller’. The harmonica-opened ’Be With You’ is one of the best, for my money, on this album, and that’s back by both ‘Don’t Remember’ and the angelic, chorus like ‘Guessing.’

Next comes another great track on the thoughtful key work of ‘Looking For Me’ which Shear follows with the quietly beautiful ‘The Hunter and the Hunted’, the perky piano work of ‘A Color that Barely Exists’, and both ‘Oh Marlena’ and the playful ‘This Flame.’

‘Half-Hearted Head’ is a strong track, perhaps the strongest out of the 13, and that’s backed by the wonderful ‘When It’s Right’, before the new offering from Shear rounds out with the resounding ‘Wrong Again.’

Shear’s album might not be what you would want to play at a party, sure, I’ll give you that, but it’s definitely an album chock full of pure, unadulterated musical songwriter and lyrical genius. Which alone is worth it’s weight in gold in this busy, crowded business.

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Title - 'Under What Flag - A Tribute to Fad Gadget'
Artist - Various

For those not in the know, Francis John "Frank" Tovey, known also by his stage name Fad Gadget, was a British avant-garde electronic musician and vocalist.

He was a proponent of both new wave and early industrial music, fusing together a unique blend of pop structured songs mixed with mechanised experimentation.

As Fad Gadget, his music was characterized by the use of synthesizers in conjunction with sounds of found objects, including drills and electric razors.

His bleak, sarcastic and darkly humorous lyrics were filled with biting social commentary toward subjects such as machinery, industrialization, consumerism, human sexuality, mass media, religion, domestic violence and dehumanization while often being sung in a deadpan voice.

Now on Under What Flag (Cleopatra Records), a smattering of underground dark electronic artists pay tribute to the truly groundbreaking British avant-garde artists, Fad Gadget.

1. Bioassay – 'Collapsing New People'
2. Blakk Glass – 'Lady Shave'
3. Blicky – 'Ricky’s Hand'
4. Canter – 'The Box'
5. Charlatan – 'Fireside Favourite'
6. Cortex Defect – 'Back To Nature'
7. Cylab – 'Swallow It'
8. George Sarah – 'Arch Of The Aorta'
9. Labrynth – 'King Of The Flies'
10. Leæther Strip – 'Back To Nature'
11. Maleagant – 'Saturday Night Special (Threatened Brick In The Wall)'
12. Manufactura – 'Insecticide'
13. Microchip Junky – 'Insecticide'
14. Missing Witness – 'The Box'
15. NOIR – 'Back To Nature'
16. Pixelpussy – 'State Of The Nation'
17. Shrapnihil – 'Insecticide'

Blending electronics with found-object noise and deadpan vocals made Fad Gadget an influence on everyone from Depeche Mode, Liars, NIN and more. Inclusive here of performances by industrial icons Leæther Strip, LA-based composer George Sarah, NOIR feat. Athan Maroulis, et al, from the very start re: Bioassay's brilliant early '80s DM vibed 'Collapsing New People', on through to Shrapnihil's more goth industrialization on 'Insecticide', Under What Flag is a flashback to an era sadly gone by; but yet still warmly welcomed in most all our hearts.

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Title - 'Æppreciation II'
Artist - Leæther Strip

For those not in the know, Leæther Strip is a Danish musical project founded on January 13, 1988 by Claus Larsen whose influence has been most felt in the electronic body music and electro-industrial genres.

Leæther Strip was one of the earliest and most prominent acts on Germany's now defunct Zoth Ommog record label. After the demise of Zoth Ommog in 1999, Larsen signed to Bloodline Records, which only released a single before also going out of business.

In 2005 Leæther Strip signed with the Belgian-based label Alfa Matrix. On June 3, 2011, Larsen announced his split from Alfa Matrix in order to self-release future material.

In 2014, Leæther Strip brought us Æppreciation, a collection of songs performed in tribute to their favorite artists of all time. Now we have the follow up to that set, Æppreciation II (via Cleopatra Records).

1. 'Lady Shave' (Fad Gadget)
2. 'Beat My Guest' (Adam Ant)
3. 'Tainted Love' (Gloria Jones/Soft Cell)
4. 'Man in the Man' (Dave Ball)
5. 'You Spin Me Round' (Like a Record) (Dead Or Alive)
6. 'Holidays in the Sun' (Sex Pistols)
7. 'Heat' (Soft Cell)
8. 'View from a Bridge' (Kim Wilde)
9. 'Broken English' (Marianne Faithful)
10. 'Anal Staircase' (Coil)

An interesting collection of artists that wouldn't have sprung to my mind for such a collection of tributes by Leæther Strip to have chosen, but nonetheless, and for the most part, they work really rather well in these new formats.

Fad Gadget's 'Lady Shave' is a defining moment on the album and sets the tone perfectly for what's to come. Adam Ant's 'Beat My Guest' isn't as frenetic as the original, but nice enough, which is actually what could be said of most all the tracks, in truth.

Tracks like 'Tainted Love' (Soft Cell), 'You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)' (Dead Or Alive), Kim Wilde's 'View From A Bridge' and even the Sex Pistols' 'Holidays In The Sun' are all great renditions, but without any uproar behind them, tend to fall a wee bit flat mid way through.

That said, stand out cuts here are ones such as 'Man In The Man' (Dave Ball), 'Heat' (Soft Cell0< and the two tracks that round the album out: the wonderful, truly inspired 'Broken English' (Marianne Faithful), and the powerful 'Anal Staircase' from Coil.

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Title - 'Unbreakable'
Artist - Ali McManus

For those not in the know, Ali McManus, I'll allow Ali to introduce herself.

"My journey has been a series of twists and turns and I mean that literally. Life – and my body itself – have thrown me some serious curves. But music saved my life. One song means three minutes of no pain, and I can say things with song that I can’t speak in words alone."

"I don’t see myself as a person in a wheelchair. I see myself as a regular person who just happens to sit down all day. I don’t sweat the small stuff, and I believe positivity is the only way."

"I write songs that reflect my life, and I hope to connect with people through my lyrics and inspire with my message. Music has been my greatest healer. Through music, I have become UNBREAKABLE!"

Out now via Desert Dreams, Ali McManus’ debut album Unbreakable, produced by the legendary Jack Douglas, showcases a singer with a powerful voice; and not just a young girl suffering from a rare bone disorder.

1. 'Unbreakable'
2. 'Rhythm That Rhymes'
3. 'Breaking Free'
4. 'Wings'
5. 'Heart Shattered'
6. 'Home'

Beginning this delightful 6-track album with the title track, the piano balladry of 'Unbreakable', you know through each word sung, each lyric poured out, that Ali's heartfelt life story is coming forth.

Those most personal of feelings are indeed sewn throughout these new tracks, and come to the fore most noticeably within songs such as both 'Breaking Free,' and the simply stunning 'Home.'

A uniquely talented artist who has overcome more obstacles in her 20 young years than some people do in their entire lives, Ali McManus is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most talented songwriters and most beautiful-voiced of singers that I've personally heard in the past decade.

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Title - 'Velvet Groove'
Artist - Eric Valentine & Velvet Groove

This coming Valentine’s Day takes on greater significance for Eric Valentine who will drop his longtime-coming labor of love, Velvet Groove on his namesake day.

This collection of soul-soaked urban grooves and sophisticated contemporary jazz stylings is the first release from the drummer-multi-instrumentalist-songwriter-producer’s Velvet Groove, a creative community of musicians and recording artists spreading love and positivity through music and collaboration.

Drummer/Producer Eric Valentine's 1st single from his much anticipated project - one that features one of today's top charting artists, the sax of Keith McKelley - also brings to the fore the combined talents of: Adam Hawley (guitar); (piano); Benjamin Shepherd (bass); and Darrell Crooks on rhythm guitar.

1. 'Back to the Groove'
2. 'E. Love (Everlasting Love)'
3. 'Velvet Groove'
4. 'Back in the Day'
5. 'Mr. Z'
6. 'That Guy'
7. 'Velvet Groove Reprise'
8. 'Mi Sol'
9. 'Tis So Sweet' (for Wayman Tisdale)
10. 'Joy Inside My Tears'
11. 'Sixth Sense'
12. 'Joy Inside My Tears (Reprise)'
13. 'Reflections (Back in the Day Reprise)'

This delightful, atmospheric 13-track album brings us ten full songs and three reprises, all filled with beautiful, lush melodies and glorious R&B and soul vibes.

Inclusive of Valentine's wife on some tracks - 'E. Love' and 'Back in the Day,' each and every track is a showcase of one of the finest voices in the business today.

Featuring originals throughout, save for a stunningly delightful, and oh-so fresh take on Stevie Wonder’s brilliant 'Joy Inside My Tears,' it also comes complete with members of Wonder’s very own horn section in the mix.

Chock full of all those smooth jazz instrumental sounds mixing sweetly with Valentine's very own soulful vocals - everything that you've come to expect from the man, of course - Velvet Groove is just perfect as being the music you put on for that very special night you have planned, this upcoming February 14th.

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Title - 'Decadence'
Artist - Gong Expresso

For those not in the know, Pierre Moerlen's original Gong was an instrumental jazz fusion outfit led by French drummer and percussionist Pierre Moerlen, which developed as an offshoot of the psychedelic progressive rock band Gong, founded and led by Daevid Allen.

PM’s Gong was a major branch of the massive Gong tree. In the mid ’70’s drummer Pierre Moerlen separated from Daevid Allen marking an end to the Flying Teapot period and a powerful jazz/rock unit was formed and signed to Virgin Records. Pierre’s brother Benoit Moerlen, Hansford Rowe, Francois Causse, Allan Holdsworth were core members.

Many major guests joined them both on albums and touring. Mick Taylor, Mike Oldfield, and French violinist Didier Lockwood were key participants. Mike Oldfield occasionally used the PMG rhythm section for touring also calling on members for albums such as Ommadawn, Incantations, Exposed and Platinum.

Now Gong alumni Francois Causse and Benoit Moerlen and Hansford Rowe join HRIII guitarist Julien Sandiford for the recording of the new album by Gong Expresso titled Decadence.

Featuring: Hansford Rowe – bass; Benoit Moerlen – vibes, marimba; Julien Sandiford – guitar; and Francois Causse – drums, percussion, this new 8 track album (which was also launched using a Pledge Music campaign) is, for my money, already one of the best albums of 2018!

1. 'Decadence'
2. 'Zephyr'
3. 'Toumani'
4. 'Talisman'
5. 'The Importance of Common Things'
6. 'Eastern Platinum''
7. 'Frevo'
8. 'God Knows'

This delightful, atmospheric 8-track album brings us some very strong pieces, some great moments of what one can only assume to be improvisations, and all nurtured sweetly within the loving embrace of jazz fusion / jazz rock.

Says Hansford himself, “Decadence is the title tune on the new Gong Expresso album. Here the word means 'falling away.' I hope this tune and all the music on the album somehow addresses this in an unadorned, direct way."

"When I play with these 3 musicians I am convinced there is something special happening. Benoit Moerlen (vibes, marimba) and Francois Causse (drums, perc) and I began playing together in early 1977 in PM's Gong and our rapport is of the kind only long term relationships can provide."

"On the other hand Julien who is 25 has been alive less time than I have been playing with the others. Yet our musical relationship feels infinitely long. We are recording in two cities, Paris and Montreal."

"Francois' studio in Paris is a tuned percussion church and Piccolo Studios in Montreal is owned by Denis Savage who is co-producing with the band. He is known for his work with Celine Dion.”

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Title - 'Tiki Lounge Live'
Artist - MerrellFankhauser

For those not in the know, Merrell Fankhauser is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist, who was most active in the 1960s and 1970s with bands including the Impacts, Merrell & the Exiles, HMS Bounty, Fankhauser-Cassidy Band, and MU.

In addition, 12 songs recorded by Merrell & the Exiles were later released under the group name Fapardokly, even though that group never actually existed!

After moving to San Luis Obispo, California in his teens, he began playing guitar, and got his first break playing in movie theaters and talent shows.

In 1960, after one of these shows, he joined a local band The Impacts as lead guitarist. Their Ventures-influenced sound developed a strong following at the start of the surfing scene.

That surf vibe stayed with Fankhauser forever thereafter and now the legendary psychedelic surf guitarist returns with a live set inspired by his long running TV and radio show, Tiki Lounge!

1. Merrell – 'Fair Winds Blowin'
2. The Brymers – 'Love Of Rock N Roll'
3. Lindsey Ikeno – 'My Ipo'
4. Tim Fankhauser – 'Witch Doctor'
5. Merrell – 'Jungle Lo Lo Band'
6. Merrell – 'Sweet Janeita'
7. Merrell – 'Nawiliwili With You'
8. Merrell – 'Feelin Ok'
9. Merrell & Ed Cassidy – 'Out Of The Town'
10. Big John – 'Rockin Country'
11. Merrell – 'California Cosmic Jam'
12. Merrell – 'Tiki Lounge'

Opening with the upbeat 'Fair Winds Blowin' and backing that up with the Neil Youngesque 'Love Of Rock N Roll' from The Brymers, the album continues onward in various styles. Such as Lindsey Ikeno's island-styled 'My Ipo', which is followed by the husky vocal styling of Merrell's brothe Tim on the slow funk of 'Witch Doctor'.

Merrell takes the lead again on 'Jungle Lo Lo Band', the romantic hipsway of 'Sweet Janeita', the surf ride of 'Nawiliwili With You', and then the brilliant country-tinged 'Feelin Ok'.

Featuring a guest appearance by Ed Cassidy of Spirit, 'Out Of The Town' is a blues jam of the highest order and that's followed by the Johnny Cashesque 'Rockin Country' from Big John. The album then rounds out perfectly with the '60s flashback 'California Cosmic Jam', before the title track, 'Tiki Lounge'.

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Title - 'Ready For Me'
Artist - Madame Mayhem

My goodness! Madame Mayhem is a true rocker, that's for sure! With an eclectic style in every aspect of life, she wears her attitude to her music like a living goth couture mask, and thrusts it in your face whenever you dare peak into her musical world!

With her full force attitude, mayhem is also definitely the right word to describe this extreme artist. Following on from 2015's Now You Know, Madame Mayhem's new album Ready For Me is out in stores now.

1. 'WAR YOU STARTED'
2. 'WAKE UP (ENEMY)'
3. 'HURT ME'
4. 'INNOCENT'
5. 'ALL AROUND THE WORLD'
6. 'NUMBER ONE'
7. 'STAND UP'
8. 'SAY GO'
9. 'BEFORE YOU BURN'
10. 'ORIGINAL'
11. 'SLOW IT DOWN'
12. 'SO WRONG (LAY YOU TO REST)'
13. 'READY FOR ME'

As Mayhem herself explains, “All the songs on this album are super personal to me. About my frustrations, trying to get through the rough times, my anxieties and insecurities, some messed up stuff that has happened to me along the way, relationship devastation, you name it."

"I noticed it only afterwards that audiences are really getting 'the dirt' on me through this album. I was super honest, vulnerable, and didn't hold back during the writing process of these songs."

"Corey Lowery and I are a great team because he makes me feel comfortable to spill my guts during writing sessions, and during recordings, to re live these situations I am writing about so whoever is listening gets all of what we wanted to give."

The hard-hitting 'War You Started' kicks off this superb new album in perfect style and, in truth, the other tracks that make up this 13 long album, don't ever bow down either.

Another great track is 'All Around The World' where the feelings of it's always you against the whole damn world, always racing against time, and brought superbly to the fore.

'So Wrong (Lay You To Rest)' is another stand out here, and allows Mayhem to reveal some of her more dark, perhaps even messed up secrets, and then the album rounds out with the strong title track, 'Ready For Me’.

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