It wasn’t really David Cross‘ choice to eternally dwell in the world of KING CRIMSON, yet aficionados seemed to have cornered him into this habitat. No wonder, then, that the title of the violinist’s forthcoming album has been derived from a song by the band he was once a proud member of, and that there are fresh versions of two pieces the veteran played on five decades ago.
There are musicians whose archives seem to be bottomless – and not only with regard to concert documents but also to studio recordings, and two of those are two Black Country veterans, Glenn Hughes and Robin George, whose collaboration wasn’t limited to the former providing backing vocals on the “Notorious” album the latter’s guitar drove to delirium. In 1989, the two laid down an entire album together, since Robin’s solo project required Glenn’s input, only to see it shelved despite a tentative contract with a major label. The result was a bootleg titled “Sweet Revenge” after one of the four pieces Hughes and George cowrote: and it’s this platter that will be officially released, in expanded form, on November 24th
Those who’ve been waiting new music from the venerable Trevor Horn since he moved back to front YES, if only on record, to contribute to “Fly From Here – Return Trip” and to move on, were only slightly disappointed by “Reimagines The Eighties” which the producer released in 2019, because this set of covers sounded so impeccable that even omnipresent hits on there seemed to acquire fresh colors. And it wasn’t a one-off experiment as, instead of delivering previously unheard melodies, Horn will present another collection of borrowed goods, titled “Echoes: Ancient & Modern” and scheduled to arrive on December 1st.
With such hits as “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” and “Takin’ Care of Business” being the staples of radio all around the world, it’s no wonder that BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE return to action from time to time – usually to play a few shows – yet not this time. As 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the Canadian ensemble and 2024 the 40th anniversary of their last studio album – an eponymous one, just like the collective’s debut – there’s much more than a short tour is going on.
It might have been a little less popular than its full-length predecessors, 1980’s “Ace Of Spades” and “Iron Fist” from 1982, and it didn’t produce perennials as those two platters did, yet 1983’s “Another Perfect Day” holds a special place in MOTÖRHEAD‘s discography. The ensemble’s only album to feature THIN LIZZY’s Brian Robertson, fresh out of WILD HORSES, alongside Lemmy and Phil Taylor, it’s a solid piece of work cherished by many a fan, so there’s no wonder in the record’s forthcoming reissue as 40th Anniversary Edition.