Underground Dutch Neo Prog band, which apparently had a short-lived career through the 90's, the starting five being Edu Arde on vocals and saxophone, Jan Pezie on keyboards and backing vocals, Rich Reinders on guitars, Bas de Vries on drums and Robert Dupre on bass. In 1994 they released independently ''The Сircle'' with Esmira Klaster providing additional vocals on the title-track. The unusual use of saxophone in the Neo Prog style of the band was certainly pretty genuine. This release opened the doors for a more professional recording with Five-O-One AM signing a contract with Music Is Intelligence and releasing the full-length album ''21st Century Dream'' in 1996…
This is the first Dragon studio album of new songs in 20 years. Dragon of the 1970s and 80s was a multi-talented, multi-hit outfit that ticked every box for world acclaim except the one that said willingness to play the game. Charismatic singer Marc Hunter died in 1998. In 2005 founding member Todd Hunter, reincarnated the band to play the old hits with a new line-up headed by singer Mark Williams. Williams has a similar two-plus octave range to Marc.
This first complete studio recording of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, made between 1958 and 1966, was a groundbreaking technical and artistic achievement, the most ambitious and intricately involved opera recording project of the 20th century. Produced for Decca by John Culshaw, whose vision and untiring devotion brought the gargantuan project to completion, the 14 ½-hour release set a new standard for opera recordings. The details Culshaw lavished on the production, which included building new musical instruments, precisely calculating the placement and choreography of each singer to maximize the theatricality of each scene, and creating an array of fabulous special effects resulted in a landmark recording that has lost none of its power with the passage of time.
Chely Wright, who has been largely out of the music spotlight for the past five years, will release her first new album since 2010. I Am the Rain, due September 9th on MRI/Sony, is the follow-up to Lifted Off the Ground, the LP she released in conjunction with her memoir Like Me, which detailed her struggles as a closeted lesbian in the country-music industry. The new album was recorded with Grammy-winning producer Joe Henry last fall at the iconic Sunset Sound studio in Los Angeles. It features guest appearances from Emmylou Harris, Milk Carton Kids, and the producer of Wright's previous album, Rodney Crowell, who co-wrote "At the Heart of Me" with Wright and Henry.