Raven presents two landmark albums by legendary multi-instrumentalist, producer and solo artist Al Kooper. Few American musicians have pursued a more diverse or fascinating career than Kooper. As well as playing organ on Bob Dylan's timeless "Like a Rolling Stone", having formed Blood Sweat & Tears and produced Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kooper has issued a dozen solo albums. His 1968 debut I STAND ALONE incorporates pop and soul, jazz and classical elements, making for a seamless and enjoyable whole. As well as covers of "Hey, Western Union Man", "Coloured Rain," and "Blue Moon of Kentucky", Kooper excels with classy originals "I Can Love a Woman" and "Right Now for You". YOU NEVER KNOW WHO YOUR FRIENDS ARE (1969) ups the ante with the brassy "Magic in My Socks", the swooping, soulful "Loretta (Union Turnpike Eulogy)" and "I Don't Know Why I Love You". This top-value package of these two timeless albums comes complete with seven bonus tracks and showcases Kooper's incredible musicianship at its creative peak.
This shocking and compelling one-off documentary journeys inside South Africa’s lucrative trophy hunting industry, showing in intimate detail how lucrative it is to breed lions, and how the authorities and most professional hunting and tourism bodies have become complicit in allowing the industries to flourish. Every year, over 800 captive, hand-reared lions are shot in South Africa – mostly by international hunters – fuelling a multi-million dollar industry. It's believed that there could be as many as 7,000 lions living in captivity in South Africa alone, the vast majority living in appalling conditions. The breeders of these animals claim they are involved in conservation, educational and research initiatives. Blood Lions: Bred for the Bullet follows acclaimed environmental journalist and safari operator Ian Michler, and hunter Rick Swazey, on their journey to uncover what is going on, who is involved, the impact on the animals, and how much money is being generated by this industry.