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ELP

BMG’s comprehensive Emerson, Lake & Palmer release series continues with Fanfare: Emerson, Lake & Palmer 1970-1997. This impressive box set collates nearly three decades of work from the immense musical talent of keyboardist Keith Emerson, bassist and vocalist Greg Lake, and drummer Carl Palmer. The set offers a wealth of ELP treasure for their ever-increasing fanbase: All of ELP’s 11 albums remastered; five previously unreleased CDs of never issued recordings; a never-before-issued triple vinyl set (Live In Italy, May 1973); 5.1 Surround Sound audio mixes, plus some high quality memorabilia including a 40-page hardback book with rare band photos, as well as tour programs and a must-have repro 7” of "Fanfare For The Common Man." ELP were one the most successful rock bands of the 1970s with a wild stage act and sales of over 40 million albums. Their first seven albums all made the UK chart Top 10 and U.S. Top 20. Their penchant for appropriating themes from classical music and the group's more nuanced, textured approach to symphonic arrangements set them apart from their more bombastic guitar-based contemporaries of the time. Despite the passing of both Keith Emerson and Greg Lake in 2016, Carl Palmer continues to play shows all over the world with Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy. For a taste of what will be included on Fanfare: Emerson, Lake & Palmer 1970-1997, check out the video of "Fanfare For The Common Man" below.

Release Date: 09/29/17


 

Gregg Allman

Southern Blood serves as a remarkable final testament from Greeg Allman whose contributions truly shaped rock for the past four decades. Allman’s first all-new recording since 2011’s Grammy-nominated Low Country Blues, the album is among the most uniquely personal of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s career, an emotionally expansive collection of songs written by friends and favorite artists, including Jackson Browne, Willie Dixon, Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter, Lowell George, Spooner Oldham and Dan Penn. It is, quite simply, a salutary farewell to his legion of devoted fans and admirers. Allman collaborated on his closing project with manager and dear friend Michael Lehman and Grammy-winning producer Don Was, a longtime acquaintance and staunch supporter committed to helping the rock icon actualize his very specific aspirations. Check out the official trailer of Southern Blood below.

Release Date: 09/08/17


 

Steve Howe

Legendary guitarist Steve Howe will add a second volume to his Anthology series from Rhino with a collection that highlights his key contributions to groups like Yes and Asia, while also rounding up his numerous collaborations with musicians like Paul Sutin and Oliver Wakeman. Anthology 2: Groups And Collaborations is a three-CD set spanning more than 50 years of Howe's prolific career with 56 tracks that mix hits with a generous selection of unreleased recordings, including several with Keith West, who was Howe's bandmate in Tomorrow and The In Crowd. Starting with his work in the mid 60s, the collection opens with songs that Howe recorded during brief tenures with bands like The Syndicats ("Maybellene," 1964), The In Crowd ("Blow Up," 1967), Tomorrow ("Revolution," 1968) and Bodast ("Nothing To Cry For," 1969). Also included in the set are Howe's memorable contributions to Yes and Asia, two of the world's most successful progressive rock bands. Hits like Yes' "Roundabout" and Asia's "Heat Of The Moment" are featured along with rarities like "Montreux's Theme," a song Yes recorded during sessions for 1977's Going for the One, and "Masquerade" a previously unreleased tune by Asia. "When The Heart Rules The Mind" from GTR, the supergroup Howe founded in 1986 with former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett, is here, as well as "Brother Of Mine," a song the guitarist recorded in 1989 with Yes members Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford and Rick Wakeman. The Steve Howe Trio, a jazz band he started with his son Dylan on drums, is covered with "Kenny's Sound" and "Sweet Thunder." The set's final disc includes songs Howe recorded with Fish of the band Marillion ("Time And A Word," 1993), keyboardist Oliver Wakeman ("The Forgotten King," 2001) and Paul Sutin ("Voyager," 1995). For a glimpse of what you can expect from Anthology 2: Groups And Collaborations, check out the video of "Brother Of Mine" below.

Release Date: 08/11/17


 

Quiet Riot

Known as the first heavy metal band to top the pop charts, Quiet Riot became a global sensation thanks to their monsterous smash hit album, 1983’s Metal Health. That album topped the Billboard album charts for several months and the follow-up album Condition Critical went double platinum. Quiet Riot continues their historic journey in 2017 with Road Rage on Frontiers Records. Led by drummer Frankie Banali, who is joined by veteran bassist Chuck Wright (in and out of the band since 1982), guitarist Alex Grossi (a member since 2004), and new vocalist James Durbin, the band continues to be an unstoppable force. Road Rage was originally scheduled for release in the spring of 2017, but with the addition of American Idol alumni Durbin in the vocalist slot, a new version of the album was cut with the new and improved lineup. The results are everything Quiet Riot fans could have hoped for. Coming nearly 10 years after the passing of original vocalist Kevin DuBrow, Road Rage, recorded with the support of DuBrow's family, offers exactly what you would expect from Quiet Riot: Arena ready hard rock with strong hooks and infectious riffs. "Can't Get Enough," the first single and video (featured below) from the album, is a perfect example of how powerful Road Rage is.

Release Date: 08/04/17


 

Santana and Isley Brothers

Power Of Peace is a studio album from Santana (Carlos Santana and Cindy Blackman Santana) and The Isley Brothers (Ronald and Ernie). Recorded in 2016, the album is the fulfillment of a dream, a musical collaboration connecting Santana and The Isleys on a mind-bending journey through some of the immortal soul, funk, blues, rock, jazz and pop songs that continue to inspire them. Led by the legendary Ronald Isley on lead vocals and the album's main producer and arranger Carlos Santana on lead guitar, rhythm guitar, percussion and background vocals, Power Of Peace covers songs first made familiar by the Chambers Brothers ("Are You Ready," "Love, Peace, Happiness"), Swamp Dogg ("Total Destruction to Your Mind"), Stevie Wonder ("Higher Ground"), Billie Holiday ("God Bless the Child"), Eddie Kendricks ("Body Talk"), Curtis Mayfield ("Gypsy Woman"), Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon ("I Just Want to Make Love to You"), Dionne Warwick and Jackie DeShannon ("What the World Needs Now is Love Sweet Love"), Marvin Gaye ("Mercy Mercy Me - The Ecology"), Leon Thomas ("Let the Rain Fall on Me") and Sy Miller and Jill Jackson ("Let There Be Peace on Earth").Power Of Peace features a new song, "I Remember," written and sung by Cindy Blackman Santana, who plays drums on the album, and produced and arranged "Higher Ground" (along with her husband, Carlos). A family affair, Power Of Peace features two Santanas #8212; Carlos (guitar) and Cindy (drums) #8212; and four Isleys: Ronald (vocals) and Ernie (rhythm guitar) and their respective spouses, Kandy Johnson Isley (Ron's wife, she sings background on "God Bless the Child," "Body Talk" and "Gypsy Woman") and Tracy Isley (Ernie's wife, she also sings background vocals on "God Bless the Child").You can listen to "What the World Needs Now Is Love Sweet Love" below.

Release Date: 07/28/17


 

Mr. Big

Mr. Big convened in a Los Angeles studio and in a matter of six days, the boundless result of all that musical talent is Defying Gravity. With the release of their ninth original studio album and start of a new worldwide tour.Defying Gravity deftly showcases that patented Mr. Big blend of crunch and melody, from the freight-train ride of opening cut "Open Your Eyes" to the harmony-laden wonderment of "Damn I'm in Love Again" to the grateful/wistful nostalgia of "1992" (recalling the days when the band was flying high atop the singles charts with their international #1 smash "To Be With You") to the barn-burning slide-blues closer, "Be Kind." Overall, Defying Gravity is prime evidence that the only thing Mr. Big remains tethered to is their ongoing pursuit of achieving creative excellence. Original members Eric Martin (lead vocals), Paul Gilbert (guitars), Billy Sheehan (bass) and Pat Torpey (drums) reunited with producer Kevin Elson (who was behind the boards for the band’s 1989 self-titled debut, 1991’s Lean Into It and 1993’s Bump Ahead) for an intensive six-day recording session in Los Angeles. While Torpey was unable to perform some of the songs on the record due to a recent diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, Matt Starr has been filling in for him on a majority of the album. Starr also been touring with the band for the past couple of years, with Torpey able to play a couple of songs at each stop. Check out the video below for the album's song, "Everybody Needs a Little Trouble."

Release Date: 07/21/17


 

The Who

Eagle Rock Entertainment is behind a new live DVD and Blu-ray Disc from the Who called Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 2004. This is the first ever home entertainment release for of this brilliant show, which includes blistering versions of classics like “Substitute,” “Baba O’Riley,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” “You Better You Bet,” “I Can’t Explain,” “Pinball Wizard,” “Who Are You,” “My Generation,” “Magic Bus,” and many more! In 2004, The Who returned to the Isle Of Wight Festival for the first time since their legendary 1970 performance. After a long absence, the festival had been reborn in 2002 and continues to this day. The Who’s UK concerts in 2004 were the first in their home country since the death of bassist John Entwistle. As the evening shadows lengthened across the festival site, the Who took to the stage and delivered an incendiary performance packed with hit singles and classic album tracks. The concert more than lived up to the fans’ expectations and memories of 1970.The lineup for this show featured Roger Daltrey (vocals), Pete Townshend (guitars, vocals), Simon Townshend (guitars, vocals), Pino Palladino (bass), Zak Starkey (drums) and John “Rabbit” Bundrick (keyboards, piano). The Who is forever linked with the storied history of this great festival and Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 2004 shows just why this incredible canon of songs, and the band themselves, remain as vital and important as ever. Catch a glimpse below with a clip of "Naked Eye" from the show.

Release Date: 06/02/17


 
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