PUSHING THE FRONTIERS
Frontiers Records have all the reason to be proud with their new web site just launched. The web haven for the great melodic rock label has been completely redesigned and has now a more attractive look and a special discussion forum for the fans. Still, some parts of the site will be completed in the course of a couple of weeks.
WISHBONE ASH always look forward and rarely allow a glance over their collective shoulder. Well, there were too many of those shoulders alongside Andy Powell‘s over the past three decades, but here they are, on the brilliant collection entitled simply “Tracks” comprising live tracks, rare versions of classic material and various surprises. This double CD-set available at the band’s site for only 14 GBP – a must, ain’t it? And a living proof of the ASH’s longevity.
1. Tangible Evidence (1988)
1. In The Skin (1988)
OLD WORKS RE-WORKED
More WISHBONE ASH archive material comes from N-M-C Music. Called “Heritage” the 3CD-set takes in two ASH albums, “Psychic Terrorism” and “Trance Visionary”, both long out of print. The albums saw the double-axe veterans experimenting with trance and techno textures and were met with lukewarm feelings. Now is the time to re-assess them: so the first two discs of the set contain the original albums, while disc three has never before released mixes and the film “Wonderful Stash”. Sleeve notes contain exclusive interview with Andy Powell regarding these recordings.
Another relics-filled item from N-M-ׁ is “Re-Works” by none other than EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER. The 3CD-set features rehashed versions of the ELP classics given a 21st century flavour and a booklet with exclusive Keith Emerson interview discussing this album.
1. Re-Works One (Fanfare 2002 Golden Jubilation mix)
2. Re-Works Two
1. Re-Works One (extended Jubilation mix)
|CD 3: Fanfare 2002 Remix Album
1. Digger’s Mix (by Digger)
2. Earth Loop Mix (by Clive Mead)
FUN LIKE HELL
With PINK FLOYD existence hanging in limbo, David Gilmour decided to give his fans some fun with a live DVD of his own that’s due out on October 7th in Europe and only on November 5th the other side of the Atlantic. Filmed at the Meltdown Festival concert at London’s Royal Festival Hall in June 2001, the performance features among others David’s FLOYD bandmate Rick Wright as well as Robert Wyatt, Bob Geldof and a gospel choir led by Sam Brown. The rehearsal with the choir and choral version of “High Hopes” make two of the DVD extras, with other being lyrics for all the songs performed, guitar solos with focus on David’s fingers, and bonus songs: “Don’t”, “I Put A Spell On You” and “Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18”.
|1. Shine on You Crazy Diamond Parts 1-5
3. Fat Old Sun
4. Coming Back To Life
5. High Hopes
6. Je Crois Entendre Encore
8. Wish You Were Here
9. Comfortably Numb
10. Dimming Of The Day
11. Shine On You Crazy Diamond Parts 6-8
12. A Great Day For Freedom
13. Hushabye Mountain
16. Comfortably Numb
THE BEST OF THE SITUATION
The last touring bout of Eric Clapton‘s proved a success, so the Slowhand doesn’t miss a chance to present a live document to those who didn’t chance to be where E. C. was. Called “One More Car, One More Rider” – an allusion of the guitarist’s “Riding With The King” collaboration with B. B. King – the double-CD set is out on November 5th.
1. Key To The Highway
1. I Want A Little Girl
ONE WHO NEVER GOT AWAY
Another great artist with a live album out is Paul McCartney who documented his 2002’s tour on the double one with highly original title “Back In The U.S.”. Released on November 26th, it’ll feature the greatest hits, the latest hits and poignant dedications to Paul’s late friends, John Lennon (“Here Today”) and George Harrison (“Something”). A bit later, a DVD should be released under the same title.
1. Hello Goodbye
1. Eleanor Rigby
TIME OF REVELATION
Those lucky owner’s of URIAH HEEP "Sailing The Sea Of Light"” CD / DVD / book set are familiar with the work that famous rock journalist Dave Ling has done. Still, included in the set was only a part of the book tracking down the band’s long and glorious ride, and if the fans were happy to read the chapter dedicated to the HEEP’s current line-up, they’ll surely go ecstatic with “Wizards And Demons”, the first ever official history of the band – given full cooperation from the artists themselves.