In the year 1996 Julian Sas, young blues-man from The Netherlands, released his debut album Where Will It End!?. Today, twenty years later, that question still remains unanswered. The end is nowhere near. The Sas Boogie Train Anno 2016 rumbles faster and louder than ever. Julian plays better, sings better, and writes better. But going back to those first albums, all the ingredients were present from day one. A diamond in the rough is made to shine by grinding. In the case of the Julian Sas Band by playing, playing and more playing. Long sets … many shows….Holland, Belgium, France Germany, Hungary, Poland, Norway, Finland, England, Ireland….. For great music borders don't exist. 1996 - 2000 box-set includes the music the first incarnation of the Julian Sas Band recorded. 5 years and 5 albums of superb blues-rock…
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
Hooray! Another outstanding Renaissance album! Compared to the previous album “Ashes are burning”, the bass is more timid, but it still sounds as loud and bottom as Yes and Rush of the 70’s.
Michael Portillo trawls through the National Archives at Kew in south-west London to dig out stories from previously classified documents.
The ultimate success or failure of many of the battles of World War II boiled down to men and machines locked in a fight to the death. But behind the scenes of these epic struggles were highly organised and highly disciplined servicemen and women who have now passed into the annals of military history. Special regiments, squadrons and naval services, together with clandestine forces and formations, gave the vast, overall fighting forces of World War II an extra edge in the most pivotal battles. Gladiators of World War II examines the establishment and background of the greatest fighting forces of the Second World War. Each program examines a different unit, dissecting its command structure, military objectives, battle formations and its success or failure in applying its tactics and strategy to each of the major theatres in which it fought. This series also examines, in the light of newly released information and recently discovered rare archive film, some of the individual stories of the men and women who were members of these fighting bodies. The stories of these warriors have seldom beer told before. These are the stories of the Gladiators of World War II.