Ministry Of Sound release this new 3 CD compilation featuring some of the biggest/best songs of recent times. Artists include Stormzy, George Ezra, Jess Glynne, Sigala featuring Paloma Faith, Rag N Bone Man, Jax Jones, Rita Ora, James Arthur, Clean Bandit, Hozier, Sia, Tom Odell, P!nk, Swedish House Mafia, Coldplay Florence + The Machine and more.
With more than 600,000 albums sold in the UK, the compilation "The Collection" is relaunched with new tracks and visual identity. Acoustic - The Collection features 54 stripped-down versions of some of the greatest hits of all time, either in the studio or live, it's all here! From Van Morrison's classics, Dionne Warwick, Duran Duran and Fleetwood Mac to contemporaries Biffy Clyro, Jamie Lawson, Jess Glynne, Jason Mraz and many others.
Less is more with Ultimate… Acoustic, 68 stripped back tracks across 4 CDs. Shakira, Kansas, Leona Lewis, Jeff Buckley, The Byrds, Hurts and many others.
The great irony with this release is that it was perhaps the most innovative and interesting on the Shrapnel label, yet received little attention until years later. Yngwie Malmsteen's influence on young guitarists produced an endless supply of technically competent, but largely uninspired, effigies. Mark Varney signed the German guitarist/composer Bernd Steidl, who had been studying at the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) in California, after hearing a demo tape. Released without much press or fanfare, the recording was only mildly successful within the guitar-shred community. Perhaps the reason for this was that the core American audience, primarily young, heavy metal-influenced guitar students, were not ready for the level of sophistication presented in this acoustic format…
The four-disc box set called the Acoustic Collection: 1999-2002 assembles the three albums Dolly Parton cut for the independent Sugar Hill label, and a hodgepodge bonus DVD. The albums – The Grass Is Blue, Little Sparrow, Halos & Horns – were all critically acclaimed as they signified a return by Parton to her bluegrass and backwoods country roots. That said, there are cover versions here of many songs, including one of Led Zeppelin's infamous, ubiquitous hit, "Stairway to Heaven." The enclosed DVD features five new song mixes for "Seven Bridges Road," "Travelin' Prayer," "Train, Train," "Shine," and "I'm Gone." There are two non-Parton performances recorded at the Dolly Parton Tribute by Kasey Chambers and Sinéad O'Connor, three videos for songs from this collection, and a duet performance between Parton and Norah Jones singing "The Grass Is Blue."