Avalon is the eighth and final studio album by English rock band Roxy Music. Released in May 1982, it was recorded in 1981–82 at Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas, and is generally regarded as the culmination of the smoother, more adult-oriented sound of the band's later work. It was the band's most successful studio album, reaching No. 1 in the UK (for 3 weeks) and staying on the album charts for over a year. Although it only peaked at No. 53 in the United States, Avalon endured as a sleeper hit and became the band's only million-selling record in that country, ultimately receiving a platinum certification.
The Minstrel's Ghost is the 2012 sensation, a fabulous musical creation that has all the hallmarks of a classic prog album, where old school symphonics meet the new pristine university. American multi-instrumentalist Blake Carpenter has smartly surrounded himself with some seriously gifted players most notably Hungarian Zoltan Csorsz (still the best Flower Kings drummer ever), who positively explodes here, as well as gifted guitarist Colin Tench (of the thrilling Corvus Stone, Colin Tench Project and Bunchakeze). Others include Marco Chiappini of Gandalf's Project (a close relative in this semi-medieval-pop-prog genre) who shines on devastating organ and assorted ivories. .Bassist Troy James Martin holds it all down with muscular proficiency .And of course main man and master musician Blake Carpenter, who has really carved himself a name for himself with this magnificent opus!
Merlin - Bard Of The Unseen is a rock-opera by the Dutch progressive rock band Kayak. This concept-album is a new version of side 1 of their 1981 album Merlin, with nine new songs added. At concerts in 2003, the band played this rock-opera in its entirety. Singer Cindy Oudshoorn was credited as special guest on the album, but became a permanent member of the band after the tour.
Disc 1 includes the concert Merlin - Bard Of The Unseen, disc 2 includes Greatest Hits and the Making of Merlin - Bard Of The Unseen.
It's unique official DVD of Kayak.
Merlin, the great fantasy saga continues! On the advice of Ahes, Merlin began a campaign against the defenders of Christ. Maelwys king of Lindin is the first to see its lands submerged by the armies of orcs and trolls ... In Londinium, the British kings held a council of war with two opposing camps: that of Vortigern and the priest Patrick who has only one desire, to end this so called messiah ... For their part, Blaise and Maelle are looking for Brendann himself in search of the Grail ... Destination, Avalon, a land inhabited by the legendary ladies of the lake ... Another fine scanlation (a portmanteau of scan and translation) of a Soleil publication by the Dragonz team.