VIVARTE is the legendary Sony Classical period music label known for producing outstanding recordings on period instruments. The recordings by legendary producer Wolf Erichson are done with the best recording technologies and by one of the best production teams in the world (Tritonus Music Production, Stuttgart). The label started producing when Sony Classical was founded (in 1989). The production came to a standstill recently when Wolf Erichson retired and DHM became the new label of period music within Sony Classical. Among the outstanding artists which recorded for Vivarte are: Anner Bylsma, Gustav Leonhardt, Jos Van Immerseel, Tafelmusik, Huelgas Ensemble and others.
Lisa Stansfield is an English singer, songwriter and actress. This box is a perfect way to collect the "first" era of Lisa's discography at Arista! All albums are clearly remasters as 2 Cd sets with remixes and -some- rare tracks… It ends with a 3Cds remixes compilation of remixes that makes it nearly awesome! The only things missing here are some single edits (Maybe Edsel thinks of it for a new compilation?), a bunch of remixes, and some collaboration tracks that did not belongs to Arista… and obviously the "very first" Lisa's recording when she was so young…
The Complete Motown Singles has been a dream project of Motown and soul fanatics for many years, ever since the first decade of Stax/Volt singles was compiled in an impressive nine-disc box set in 1991. The Complete Motown Singles might have seemed like a logical move to soul collectors and fanatics, but it remained in the realm of fantasy for many years because, as enticing as that set was, it was difficult to create.
The Blues Masters series, much to Rhino`s credit, adopts an expansive definition of blues, allowing the likes of Count Basie, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Muddy Waters and even Louis Prima admission. There is none of the purist`s quibbling over strict 12-bar form or the relative significance of prewar and postwar styles.
What Rhino delivers instead is the blues in all its myriad guises. This music is old and new, black and white, acoustic and electric, folksy and jazzy, performed by women and men, and yet it is all still blues at its core.
Collection includes: 'Fight To Survive' (1985) Japanese Press; 'Pride' (1987) US & Japanese Press; 'Big Game' (1989) Japanese Press; 'Mane Attraction' (1991) Japanese Press; 'The Best Of White Lion' (1992) US Press.