He might not be the singer on “Eye Of The Tiger” but to many an AOR fan the name of Jimi Jamison has become synonymical with SURVIVOR. Sadly, that’s what he wasn’t, as the American vocalist passed away on August 31st, aged 63, from a heart attack. Jimi, who DME’s intermittently been in touch with, was a great artist – a testament to that could be an invitation from DEEP PURPLE to replace Ian Gillan in 1989 – and a nice person. He will be sorely missed.
September 1, 2014
August 30, 2014
On August 28th, Glenn Cornick, a great bass player mostly known for his stint with JETHRO TULL, passed away due to heart failure, his health having deteriorated rather quickly. Actually, Cornick’s work alongside Ian Anderson had started in THE JOHN EVAN BAND, before “Stand Up” was released, and continued up to the "Aqualung" sessions, although Glenn’s name didn’t make it onto that album’s credits.
Still, his playing became truly virtuoso later on, when the artist joined WILD TURKEY, the band he reformed in the ’90s, with German’s KARTHAGO and then, in the company of FLEETWOOD MAC’s Bob Welch, PARIS. Cornick never stopped playing and will be missed by many who were touched by his warm personality.
August 29, 2014
It’s taken a long time but looks like it was worth the wait: on September 19th, a new box set by George Harrison will hit the shelves. “The Apple Years 1968-1975″ is a successor to 2004′s “The Dark Horse Years 1976-1992″ – or, more precisely, its similarly designed prequel that’s comprised of the artist’s first albums, the earliest ones recorded while he still was a Beatle and some long due for remastering which was undertaken with Dhani Harrison’s supervision.
As before, there’s no riches of previously unreleased material, yet the box is to be fleshed out with a hardcover book and a DVD.
August 25, 2014
Previously available only on bootlegs – and for a few years as a download only album from DGM Records – concert recordings made by Robert Fripp and Brian Eno in 1975, soon after the two had come up with their second album, “Evening Star,” and set about doing a minimal stage trek, are to be released on CD. Out on September 15th, “Live in Paris 28.05.1975″ is a 3CD set featuring the duo’s performance in its entirety – mostly material from the aforementioned LP, plus a track off its predecessor, 1973′s “(No Pussyfooting)” – with audio restored and synced with the original studio backing loops as used by Eno and Fripp before the audience, while a single disc comprises the loops only, as well as the reversed loop for “Wind On Water” utilized on “Evening Star.”