2011 three CD set. 38 tracks. Compilation includes: Simple Minds, The Bangles, Talking Heads, Talk Talk, Robert Palmer, Kim Wilde, Maxi Priest, UB40, Rick Astley, Thomas Dolby, Dead or Alive, The Human League, Duran Duran, Ultravox, Spandau Ballet, Culture Club, Erasure, Yazoo and more and more.
The series of 12" 80's era CD box sets highlight just what a rich tapestry of output this period had, and reading through the reviews, also how opinions divide so much over track listings.
Festival Records and Warner Music Australia are excited to announce the release of the definitive overview of the great Aussie Rock scene from '70s and '80s and into the '90s: 'The Glory Days Of Aussie Pub Rock Vol. 1,' on 4CD set! Featuring a whopping 91 tracks 'The Glory Days Of Aussie Pub Rock Vol. 1' focuses on the birthplace of classic OZ Rock - the pub! It includes seminal songs from virtually every successful Aussie rock band from the mid-'70s through to the early-'90s, including Cold Chisel, The Angels, Divinyls, Midnight Oil, Mental As Anything, Baby Animals, Split Enz, Hunters & Collectors, Paul Kelly & The Coloured Girls, Men At Work, Australian Crawl, Skyhooks, The Screaming Jets, Rose Tattoo, Dragon, Tmg, Sunnyboys, Stars, The Saints, Noiseworks, Black Sorrows, Models, The Sports, Renee Geyer, Mi-Sex, Jimmy Barnes, Ian Moss, Boom Crash Opera, Stevie Wright, Choirboys, Icehouse And Flowers, The Reels, Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons, Mondo Rock, Richard Clapton, Radiators, The Badloves, Boom Crash Opera, Tim Finn, The Church and more!.
Something for those who yearn for the 80s the music or simply are the song lovers that came out in this decade. This compilation will help you get acquainted with the biggest hits that were recorded during this period. On four compact discs, dozens of songs, from pop, synthpop to rock, were collected. We find here Kylie Minogue hits, which in this decade began her great career, hits Tiny Turner, Duran Duran, ZZ Top, Fleetwood Mac. There are also interpretations of classic 80s performed by modern stars.
This is a genuine oddity in the career output of Andrew Lloyd Webber, growing out of a personal/familial vignette. The piece, a set of variations on Niccolo Paganini’s “Caprice No. 24” (which had previously inspired adaptations by Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Sergei Rachmaninov, and Boris Blacher, among others), came about because Andrew Lloyd Webber lost a bet with his cellist brother Julian Lloyd Webber, and was obliged to compose a work for cello and rock band for him, which was premiered in August of 1977 at a music festival, and subsequently recorded and released on an LP (later transferred to CD) by MCA. At the time, progressive rock was still hanging on to some semblance of commercial viability, and in fairness, MCA had made a fortune off of Lloyd Webber’s work on Jesus Christ Superstar, etc.
Sweet struggled to earn credibility as album artists and/or score hits after finally wresting themselves free of songwriting/production team Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman in the summer of 1974. They turned out a few albums before achieving both goals with Level Headed. The album gave them their final Top Ten hit with the dreamy “Love Is Like Oxygen,” a single that suggested that its accompanying record was a trippy mainstream pop record. Instead, it was one part of an ambitious sonic mosaic where Sweet tried a little bit of everything, cloaking it all in a neo-prog aesthetic.
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
When the network did not exist and at the time of purchase music, I often faced sealed LPs, without oportunity able to listen them. How to choose and buy without a mistake?
Well, in my case I always depended on my instincts. Sometimes a simple but attractive cover was the final choice (evidently based on artists I knew). An excellent example is this double LP of “The John Renbourn Group”, knew about John Renbourn next to Jacqui McShee (Both from Pentangle).