I did want to add, I've been listening to the new Newman album, 'Under Southern Skies' and seriously, I just don't know how the man does it?! He just goes from strength to strength with each new album! If this one doesn't work wonders for him, then I don't know what it will take?!
New album due out October 11th, 2011 through Inakustik records.
With the new, forthcoming Michael Schenker album due to be released here in the US in October, it should be something very ... Interesting and hopefully special, as it will be loaded with special guests!
Michael Schenker has returned to add another flagstone to the mosaic of his creative work, this time taking a look back to his classic albums of the 80s. Punchy and compelling new tracks - ranging from unadorned, melodious hard rock to the occasional bluesy sound, 'Temple of Rock' is distinguished by an immense enthusiasm for guitar, its rich variety and the participation of international superstars. Guests include Leslie West (Mountain), Michael Amott, Carmine Appice, Chris Slade, William Shatner and more!
Tracklisting as follows:
The End of An Era
Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
Scene of Crime
How Long (3 Generations Guitar Battle Version)
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New York, NY—On August 23, Eagle Rock Entertainment will reissue David Coverdale’s solo albums. The history of British hard rock cannot be complete without the inclusion of these two primal and key studio releases.
When the vocalist left Deep Purple in 1976, he put his all into his first two solo albums, 1977’s White Snake and 1978’s North Winds. Exiled in Germany and unable to form a band, Coverdale recorded White Snake with the help of guitarist Micky Moody. Low-key and bluesy, the Roger Glover-produced album marked the first steps in the next phase of Coverdale’s highly successful career.
North Winds is widely considered one of Coverdale’s best. Also produced by Roger Glover, it reflects his growing confidence as he progressed his personal vision further into the realm of blues-based rock.
These albums show an artist in transition, brimming with creativity and vocal power. Intriguing, soulful, and delightfully rockin’, White Snake and North Winds have stood the test of time and sound as fresh and vibrant now as ever.
3.) Goldies Place
5.) Time On My Side
6.) Peace Lovin’ Man
7.) Sunny Days
8.) Hole In The Sky
10.) Peace Lovin’ Man (take 1)
11.) Sunny Days (take 1)
1.) Keep On Giving Me Love
3.) Give Me Kindness
4.) Time & Again
5.) Queen Of Hearts
6.) Only My Soul
7.) Say You Love Me
9.) Shame On The Devil
10.) Sweet Mistreater
New York, NY (August 17, 2011)—On August 23, Eagle Rock Entertainment will re-release longtime Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord’s 1976 orchestral Sarabande album. A delectable slice of exotica, Sarabande is the culmination of Lord’s fascination with symphonic rock over the previous eight years. As his third solo album, Lord, with the help of the Hungarian Philharmonic as directed by Eberhard Schoener, crafts an intricate and complex all-instrumental web of musical adventure.
The eight tracks — “Fantasia,” “Sarabande,” “Aria,” “Gigue,” “Bouree,” “Pavane,” “Caprice” and “Finale” — clock in at 50 minutes with “Gigue” and “Bouree” each over 11 minutes long. “Bouree,” a Lord original, is not to be confused with Bach’s similarly titled piece. "I wrote that while living in America,” Lord told a Romanian journalist in Bucharest 2009. “It was inspired by Hungarian composer Bela Bartok’s `Romanian Dances.’” (The original bouree was a dance popular in Spain in the 17th Century.) (Mike found this online) “Gigue” is the most “rock” of the cuts, featuring a sizzling electric guitar solo over a rampaging rhythm track. “Pavane” contains a beautiful Spanish-styled acoustic guitar intro before Lord comes in with a bluesy yet softly meditative piano. “Finale” ends things in slam-band style, the orchestra firing on all cylinders.
Musicians used on Sarabande include bassist Paul Karass, percussionist Mark Nauseef, guitarist Andy Summers (prior to forming The Police) and drummer Pete York. Lord, who co-produced the album with Martin Birch, plays the Hammond B-3 organ, piano, clavinet and synthesizer.
The album was recorded between September 3 and 6 at the Stadthalle Oer-Erkenschwick in a small town near Dusseldorf in Germany using a mobile recording studio. Considering the whirlwind schedule of Deep Purple in 1976, it’s a wonder the adventurous musician had any time at all for this grandiose project!
An update from LA rockers Black Robot
Yes, after an impressive debut album from Black Robot, there's a new one right around the corner!
Well, OK, in the New Year anyway!
This from the band's MySpace newsletter:
As you may know, we have been working on our new record for the past few weeks. We have recorded 19 new songs that we are totally excited about. There will be a new BLACK ROBOT record in the new year and no one is more anxious than us!
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