Tag Archives: Classic Albums

Gig review: JEFF LYNNE’S ELO – Arena, Birmingham, 13 October 2018

Jeff Lynne

To say I was excited at seeing Jeff Lynne and ELO play his home town of Birmingham would be an understatement! I have only see the Jeff Lynne fronted ELO once back at his comeback gig at Hyde Park in … Continue reading

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Interview: JULIAN LITTMAN (STEELEYE SPAN)

Next year iconic folk rockers Steeleye Span celebrate their fiftieth anniversary. 2019 will see a brand new album and associated tours as the ever-evolving band mark their half century. More immediately, however, there is the matter of an autumn tour. … Continue reading

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Album review: DARE – Out Of The Silence II

DARE - Out Of The Silence II

Legend Records [Release date 29.06.18] Amazing to think the classic album ‘Out Of The Silence’ is thirty years old, and also frightening to think where did the time go?! Like fellow melodic rockers FM did on ‘Indiscreet’, Dare have decided … Continue reading

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Interview: JIM LEA

JIM LEA - Lost In Space

Jim Lea, the former Slade bass-player and one half of the mega-hit Holder-Lea song-writing duo, has a brand new six-track EP out: Lost In Space. I caught up with Jim to discuss the inspiration behind the title track and the … Continue reading

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Gig review: MIKE GARSON performs Aladdin Sane – Birmingham O2 Institute, 25 November 2017

Lovers of 70s-era David Bowie have been in for a real treat this year. Not only have we had Tony Visconti and original Spider from Mars, Woody Woodmansey, touring the Ziggy Stardust album in full, we now have virtuoso Bowie … Continue reading

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Album review: TYKETTO – Live From Milan 2017

TYKETTO - Live From Milan 2017

Frontiers [Release date 13.10.17] A novel idea here as Tyketto play their classic ‘Don’t Come Easy’ album in its entirety but back to front! The current line-up still has two original members in vocalist Danny Vaughn and drummer Michael Clayton … Continue reading

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Album review: THE JAM – 1977 (Box Set)

The Jam - 1977

UMC [Release date 20.10.17] Punk/Mod Revival band formed in the early 70s and found fame when they signed to Polydor in 1977. That pivotal year saw them release two albums and start their run of a number of hit singles … Continue reading

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Album review: GAMMA RAY – Reissues (Land Of The Free/Alive ’95)

earMUSIC [Release date 29.09.17] earMUSIC’s Gamma Ray re-issue schedule continues with the band’s fourth studio album (original released in 1995) getting a deluxe 2CD re-issue. The second disc adds three songs (including the band’s blistering cover of Holocaust’s ‘Heavy Metal … Continue reading

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Gig review: BOOTLEG BEATLES – Royal Albert Hall, 1 June 2017

BOOTLEG BEATLES - Royal Albert Hall, 1 June 2017

The Bootleg Beatles were performing tonight with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic albums of all time, ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’. The sold out Royal Albert Hall providing … Continue reading

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Album review: HANOI ROCKS – Reissues

HANOI ROCKS Bangkok Shocks, Saigon Shakes, Hanoi Rocks/Oriental Beat/All Those Wasted Years (Dissonance Productions) Finish band Hanoi Rocks are a glam sleaze metal band largely responsible for an influence that directed the 80s metal scene. Formed in 1979 and recording … Continue reading

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DVD review: THE BEACH BOYS – Classic Albums Pet Sounds

THE BEACH BOYS - Classic Albums Pet Sounds

Eagle Vision [Release date 23.09.16] One of the most important and significant albums in the history of popular culture, it is now 50 years since The Beach Boys released ‘Pet Sounds’, a hugely influential album that amazingly took 20 years … Continue reading

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Interview: RON PERRY of CHINA SKY

China Sky II

China Sky’s debut came out back in 1988 and is one of those ‘must have’ classic melodic rock albums of the 1980′s. Sadly though due to various issues band never made that second album until now, some 25 years later! … Continue reading

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DVD review: LOU REED – Transformer (Classic Albums)/Live at Montreux 2000

Lou Reed - Transformer (Classic Albums)/Live at Montreux 2000

Eagle Vision (BluRay) One of the most influential artists of his era, Lou Reed enjoyed a long and successful career that spanned six decades.  Eagle Vision’s newly released “Transformer (Classic Albums)/Live at Montreux 2000”  Bluray/DVD follows his death in October … Continue reading

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THE JAM – Classic Album Selection

Universal This is a gem of a package: The Jam’s six classic albums presented as individual vinyl-replica CDs, released to mark the 30th anniversary of the band’s split in 1982. I can’t believe it’s 30 years! Emerging from the punk … Continue reading

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PETER GABRIEL – So: Classic Albums

Eagle Vision www.eagle-rock.com The latest in the ‘Classic Albums’ series looks at Peter Gabriel’s 1986 album ‘So’. This album really catapulted Peter Gabriel into the big time and was a massive selling album with four hit singles lifted off the … Continue reading

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