Whether it was singing with Big Brother And The Holding Company or with her Full Tilt Boogie Band, Janis Joplin had one of the most identifiable, most emotional and most soulful voices ever recorded. Coming to San Francisco from Texas in 1966, Janis soon had the music world’s total attention, simply blowing the audience away at Monterey in 1967 while fronting Big Brother and gaining a record deal with Columbia Records in the process. After that, it was hit after hit with songs like her signature Piece Of My Heart, Cry Baby, and her Number One take of Kris Kristofferson’s present day standard Me And Bobby McGee, all included here. Through it all, Janis Joplin established herself as one of the very best and one of the most important singers and song interpreters ever to hit the music scene.
The seventh in a series of 8 simultaneously released sets celebrating the most iconic British pop show of all time takes a journey back in time to a time of the Britpoppers, boy bands, girl bands and the rise and rise of R&B. Marking the period 1995-2000 this 3-CD collection includes Oasis, Cher, Underworld, Craig David, Hanson, Paul Weller, Texas and many more.
Four volumes from Rather Interesting label.
Real Intelligence IV (2002). On this compilation you will find the 1999-2001 highlights, which surprised and inspired listeners during the last couple of years: Dos Tracks, Erik Satin, Los Samplers, XXX, Bund Deutscher Programmierer, Midisport, The Disk Orchestra and the Roger Tubesound Orchestra. As if this was not enough, rather interesting decided to include 4 previously unreleased bonus titles which make this compilation a 'must have' for all those who like the sound and of 'R.I.'. The bonus titles 'space bossa', 'mambo si, trabajo no!', 'affirmative' and 'hypnotize' perfectly complete this selection of 'r.i.' classics, ranging from Latino influenced compositions via abstract funkiness to electro…
Arguably the Temptations' best album since Truly For You dropped in 1984, For Lovers Only is not the Temptations' first album of standards. This set of classics is different than Temptations in a Mellow Mood, where they acquiesced to the material, giving relatively straight readings, and never deviated far from the songs' popular arrangements. The only things the standards on For Lovers Only have in common with the originals are the titles and the lyrics, the arrangements are completely different, and the tempos are changed. The Temptations' sing with this much enthusiasm in years.
The third solo CD by Lee Abraham that features excellent musicians from the Prog scene including John Mitchell (It Bites), Simon Godfrey (Tinyfish), Jem Godfrey (Frost), Gary Chandler (Jadis), Steve Thorne, Sean Filkins, Simon Nixon, Dean Baker & Gerald Mulligan. His latest effort opens promising with a Pink Floyd-like intro and lots of distorted guitar, swiftly turning into a Dream Theater-like continuation in the first real track Face The Crowd. The tracks have power and melody throughout - this is a great release!