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News: BLACK SABBATH – Ten Year War Box Set (September 2017)

BLACK SABBATH

Heavy metal legends release a limited edition vinyl box set on 29 September via BMG. ‘The Ten Year War’ brings together their eight Ozzy-fronted albums, plus many other rarities, all housed within exclusive artwork created by renowned street artist, graphic … Continue reading

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Album review: TYGERS OF PAN TANG – The MCA Years

TYGERS OF PAN TANG - The MCA Years

Caroline International [Release date 19.12.16] 5-CD box set Formed in the north east of England in the late-70s, Tygers Of Pan Tang were part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, and achieved moderate success, including the minor hit … Continue reading

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Album review: RICK WAKEMAN & TONY ASHTON – Gas Tank

Rick Wakeman & Tony Ashton - Gas Tank

Gonzo Multimedia [Release date 03.03.17] Where can you hear Rick Wakeman accompanying Rick Parfitt, Alvin Lee and  Phil Lynott  and – no – it’s not at the Pearly Gates.  Back in the early 1980s there was a Channel 4 TV … Continue reading

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Singles review: STATUS QUO – The Vinyl Singles Collection 1972-1979

STATUS QUO - The Vinyl Singles Collection 1972-1979

UMC [Release date 10.03.17] The Quo reissue campaign continues with a set of singles covering the years 1972-1979.  We’ve already had a corresponding box set featuring that decade’s albums.  This is the first of five limited editions covering a decade … Continue reading

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News: VANGELIS 13-CD Box Set released via Universal on 3 February – win a copy! (Competition)

Vangelis - Delectus box set

Modern music visionary Vangelis has announced the release on 3 February of a new 13-disc box set entitled ‘Delectus,’ featuring a chosen selection of his early discographic work.  The mammoth collection will include all of his albums on Vertigo and … Continue reading

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Album review: HANOI ROCKS – Strange Boys Box

HANOI ROCKS - Strange Boys Box

Cleopatra Records [Release date 21.10.16] Vastly underrated yet hugely influential, Finnish legends Hanoi Rocks are said to have sold one million albums back in the Eighties. That is not many when you consider that without them we would not have … Continue reading

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Album review: TUCKY BUZZARD – The Complete Tucky Buzzard (Box set)

TUCKY BUZZARD - The Complete Tucky Buzzard

Edsel [Release date 15.07.16] Tucky Buzzard.  You might vaguely recall the name if not the music.  You could be forgiven in thinking that they were long haired southern rockers.  Truth is, they morphed out of UK psychedelic rockers The End, … Continue reading

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Album review: URIAH HEEP – The Classic Rock Years (6 Disc Box Set)

URIAH HEEP - The Classic Rock Years (6 Disc Box Set)

In June 2014 David Randall chatted to Bernie Shaw for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio and in this exclusive edit Bernie chats about setlists and his own early involvement with the band. (6:21) The Store For Music [Release date 24.06.16] … Continue reading

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Album review: BUDGIE – The MCA Albums 1973-1975

BUDGIE - The MCA Albums 1973-1975

UMC [Release date 03.06.16] This straightforward, budget-priced, three album box set arguably misses out on Budgie’s “finest hour” or two hours if you count the band’s second album ‘Squawk’. One wonders if the first two albums will be reissued in … Continue reading

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News: STEVE HACKETT Charisma Years vinyl box set and deluxe editions May 2016

STEVE HACKETT - The Lowry, Salford, 25 October 2015

Following the success of ‘Premonitions’, the CD box set releasd in 2015, May 2016 sees the reissue of Steve Hackett’s first six Charisma albums on vinyl. “The Charisma Years (1975-1983)’ features 8LPs & 12″ EP and is due out on … Continue reading

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Album review: SAXON – Eagles And Dragons (9-vinyl box set)

SAXON - Eagles And Dragons

Demon Records [Release date 18.03.16] Nine albums, nearly twenty years in timespan, and another chance for recycling under the auspices of 180 gram vinyl.  This means you don’t get bonus tracks, just the original albums in original sleeves and inners … Continue reading

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News: STEVE HACKETT – UK tour starts 6 October

Steve Hackett, photo by Simon Dunkerley

Photo: Simon Dunkerley/GRTR! Steve Hackett celebrates the 40th anniversary of the release of his debut solo album – ‘Voyage Of The Acolyte’ – with an extensive UK tour starting in Guildford on Tuesday 6 October. The set-list will take in … Continue reading

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Album review: STEVE HACKETT – Premonitions – The Charisma Recordings 1975-1983

STEVE HACKETT - Premonitions - The Charisma Recordings 1975-1983

On 25 October, Get Ready to ROCK! Radio replays a 2012 feature when Steve Hackett chose and chatted about ‘Favourite Tracks from Favourite Artists’ – tracks that have inspired and influenced him over the years. Sunday 25 October, 16:00 More … Continue reading

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Album review: THE PRETENDERS – Reissues (Box set)

Pretenders

Edsel [Release date 16.02.15] ‘Icon’ is an overused word in the entertainment industry.  But not so in the case of Chrissie Hynde the driving force behind, and in all but name, The Pretenders – one of the most successful bands … Continue reading

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Album review: SIMPLE MINDS – Sparkle In The Rain (box set)

SIMPLE MINDS - Sparkle In The Rain (box set)

Universal [Release date 16.03.15] 5-disc box set If New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) marked the beginning of Simple Minds departure from their new waves roots, Sparkle In The Rain – their 6th album, released in 1984 and produced by Steve Lillywhite … Continue reading

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Album review: ANTHONY PHILLIPS – The Geese & The Ghost

Anthony Phillips - The Geese & the Ghost

Anthony Phillips chats about the reissues (9:07)  This is un-broadcast material from a special feature about Anthony on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 29 March 2015, 16:00 GMT. Esoteric [Release date 09.03.15] Anthony Phillips’ debut album was some 8 years … Continue reading

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News: DIO, EDGAR FROESE, JOE LYNN TURNER – Monday 26th January 2015

Edgar Froese, Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese has died at the age of 70. A statement reads: “On January 20th, Tuesday afternoon, Edgar Froese suddenly and unexpectedly passed away from the effects of a pulmonary embolism in Vienna. The sadness in our … Continue reading

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News: GILLAN, WILKO JOHNSON, VON HERTZEN BROTHERS – Wednesday 21 January 2015

Bernie Torme - Hard Rock Hell, November 2013

A Gillan box set is released on March 16th on Demon. The CD set features the original UK albums, along with 4 LP picture discs. Sleevenotes are written by Joe Geesin and include new interviews with Bernie Torme and Mick … Continue reading

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News: YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, SLIPKNOT, PRETTY THINGS – Tuesday 20 January 2015

Malmsteen - Now Your Ships Are Burning

The Polydor albums of Yngwie Malmsteen are collected in a new four-CD box set, ‘Now Your Ships Are Burned’, due for release on February 23rd. The box set includes Rising Force (1984), Marching Out (1985), Trilogy (1986), Odyssey (1988) and … Continue reading

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Album review: ANTHONY PHILLIPS – Harvest Of The Heart An Anthology

ANTHONY PHILLIPS - Harvest Of The Heart An Anthology

Esoteric [Release date: 17.11.14] 5-CD box set For those Genesis fans still smarting from that TV documentary, here is the real deal.  A 90 track compilation of original guitarist Anthony Phillips’ best bits.  If Phillips and Hackett are the most … Continue reading

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