20 years since the release of our debut album – how do we celebrate it? With a tour and a special release, ofcourse! The touring part went down well (thank you very much) so now it's time for a release: 3 CDs and a DVD in a great looking digipack: “20th Anniversary: Special Edition” contains 25 songs carefully picked by the band from all of our 11 studio albums, 1 new song (written/recorded this summer for this special occasion), 3 newly recorded "unplugged" versions of previously released tracks and a DVD including all the promotional videoclips from our past.
"The Waltz King," violinist André Rieu, headlines this performance film from 2007, that is oriented more heavily toward pop than classical music. Selections include: "Auld Lang Syne," "Lara's Theme," "Tea for Two," "Wiener Blut," "Hava Nagila" and many more.
When it comes to good time R&B played by top class musicians, you can’t beat the sound of Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings. After Bill quit the Rolling Stones in 1993, the bass player set about forming his own all-star band. As well as touring the world, the Rhythm Kings released a succession of fine albums, beginning with ‘Struttin’ Our Stuff’ in 1998. We have selected the hottest tracks from this debut album, as well as songs from subsequent albums ‘Anyway The Wind Blows’, ‘Double Bill’, ‘Groovin’ and ‘Just For A Thrill’. The Kings have included some right royal players over the years, notably – keyboard players Gary Brooker and Georgie Fame, guitarists such as former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor, vocalist Paul Carrack, and blues artist Beverley Skeete.
The Royal Opera is a company based in central London, resident at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Along with the English National Opera, it is one of the two principal opera companies in London. Founded in 1946 as the Covent Garden Opera Company, it was known by that title until 1968. It brought a long annual season and consistent management to a house that had previously hosted short seasons under a series of impresarios. Since its inception, it has shared the Royal Opera House with the dance company now known as The Royal Ballet.