A previously unreleased live set recorded at London’s legendary Town and Country club and available for the first time on this two CD set. By the late 80s years of substance abuse had left Gil Scott-Heron rotten-toothed and out of it a lot of the time. In 1987 he missed a gig at London's Town & Country Club completely, turning up long after the venue had shut. The T&CC stuck with him though, booking him again in 1988 and hoping for the best. By then he'd gained a new manager, Freddie Cousaert, who had been responsible for turning the career of Marvin Gaye round in the early 80s, getting him off cocaine and back into the studio.
Jake Taylor has everything. He has a beautiful girl, he's the champion in basketball and beer pong, and everyone loves him.
Performed in 1981 by Rudolf Nureyev and recently added to the Bolshoi’s repertoire, this rarely presented swashbuckling ballet, now sees its rebirth on the stage of the famed theatre. Re-created specifically for the Bolshoi by French choreographer Pierre Lacotte, 'Marco Spada', or 'The Bandit’s Daughter' is a grandiose and unique ballet both on a technical and dramatic level: complex choreography; five lead roles created for five principals; several changes in scenery; the participation of nearly all the Corps de ballet; and even the presence of animals on stage… With its scenes of pantomime, devilish intrigue, rejected suitors, kidnapping heroines, rebellion and lovers misunderstandings, 'Marco Spada' is a fresh and joyful ballet to discover.