Under the Gun…A Portrait of Aldo Nova is a two disc compilation. Disc one features his first album remastered with a bonus track. The second disc features his second album plus five tracks from his third album and is not remastered.
Saints & Sinners were a short-lived, yet exceptional melodic mainstream rock band formed from the ashes of heavy metal band Sword.
Ex-Sword members Rick Hughes (vocals) and Jeff Salem (drums) recruited Stephane Dufour (guitar), Martin Balduc (bass) and former Aldo Nova, Night Ranger and U.F.O. keyboardist Jesse Bradman to form the group. Aldo Nova performed on and produced their slick hard rocking debut album. The album should have made them superstars, but being on an independent label and the influx of grunge music into the mainstream led to Saints & Sinners being severely overlooked. The band toured for the release and broke up shortly after.
Packet Tricks are always popular. Using only a few cards you can perform very strong, baffling, visual magic. Here you have ten packet tricks from the world's top 'packet trick' experts. Japanese Aces (Shigeo Futagawa): A real fooler where you and the spectator mix the Aces three times (the last one face up and face down) but the Aces always separate! Poor Man's Monte (Richard Vollmer): A fun-to-watch-fun-to-do Monte type routine using only four regular cards!
Anyone with even a passing interest in Italian progressive rock is unlikely to be unaware of Aldo Tagliapietra. Born in Murano, Rome, in 1945 for over forty years (1966 - 2009 with a break 82 - 86) he fronted one of the most successful Italian prog bands, Le Orme. Originally playing guitar as well as providing his distinctive melancholic falsetto vocal style he also turned to playing bass for the classic trio line-up of keyboard driven symphonic prog band of the seventies. When Le Orme temporarily split in 1982 he took the opportunity to release his first solo album "…Nella Notte" in 1984…