7 February 2009 will forever be known as Black Saturday. On this day the worst bushfires in the history of Australia caused devastation across Victoria like never seen before. The effect this terrible tragedy had was felt not only here, but worldwide. Almost simultaneously Queensland was undergoing its own tragedy, with the state experiencing widespread flooding. In response to our nation's greatest ever natural disasters, Australia's music community, along with some of the biggest music names internationally, banded together for two stadium benefit concerts that ran simultaneously in both Melbourne and Sydney under the unified banner SOUND RELIEF. 9 hours of footage over 4 discs featuring every artist, documenting the biggest concerts in Australian music history.
This whopping 30-CD box set gathers together the best of Trojan's three-disc box set series. Included are the Ska, DJ, Dub, Instrumentals, Jamaican Superstars, Lovers, Producer Series, Rocksteady, Roots, and Tribute to Bob Marley volumes, each of which can be found under Trojan Box Set for their individual reviews. What's lacking here is a booklet with additional notes and information; the bulk seems to demand some extra coverage and care, yet all that's here are the original notes of each volume – only as much text as can fit on the back of the CD sleeves. From a music standpoint, however, this box is excellent; a truly diverse and comprehensive collection. Of the 500 songs, less than ten reappear on another volume, so you get a more-than-satisfying amount of music spanning the history of the Trojan label.
This 10 CD box contains the debut albums by twenty rock 'n' roll stars, including Bill Haley, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Wanda Jackson, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley and others. 246 songs in total from 1950 to 1960. It's a first-class collection of ballads, boogies, instrumentals, Rockabilly and Twist, from a fascinating array of rock 'n' roll's most influential artists.
The Brain Box is the first deluxe collection celebrating the Hamburg based label who paved the way for many Krautrock and German Psych artists. Limited to 3300 units worldwide, and containing 83 tracks on 8 cd's, a 74 page hardcover book, a Brain records tote bag, and all housed in a green linen wrapped box. CD's 1-6 feature artists like Guru Guru, Cluster, Jane, Embryo, Harmonia and more. CD's 7-8 contain music the from Brain Festivals in Essen during 1977 and 1978.
Celebrate the UKs seminal live music show with this fantastic DVD Set. Includes Old Grey Whistle Test Volumes 1, 2 & 3. Launched in September 1971, it hosted performances from the most legendary bands and performers. This DVD Set includes all three DVDs. Disc 1: Over 40 rarely seen performances are brought together in a four-hour film complete with memories of the show's former presenters: Richard Williams, Bob Harris, Annie Nightingale, David Hepworth, Mark Allen and Andy Kershaw. Also included are six major interviews: Bob Harris with John Lennon, Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen and Robert Plant; Richard Williams with Elton John, Bernie Taupin and Mick Jagger. Disc 2: The second volume features more…
Hava Nagila, man erkennt es sofort, als musikalische Blaupause für alles Jüdisches, als eine fröhliche Party-Melodie, zu der man auf Hochzeiten, Bar Mitzvahs und sogar bei Major League Baseball Spielen tanzt. Es produziert ein wehmütiges Lächeln, Erinnerungen an vergangene Generationen… Aber der Song ist viel mehr als ein kitschiges jüdisches Märchen und schlechte Bar Mitzvah Mode. Es enthält eine komplette historische Konstellation, Werte und Hoffnungen für die Zukunft. Auf seine ganz eigene »Glaub-Es-Oder-Nicht« Art und Weise, schließt »Hava Nagila« die gesamte jüdische Reise der letzten 150 Jahre ein. Es entfesselt zudem die gesamte Kraft eines Liedes, Identität ausdrücken und bewahren zu können und Lehren zwischen Generationen auszutauschen sowie kulturelle Unterschiede zu überbrücken und uns alle auf einer universellen Ebene zu vereinigen…
A 5CD luxury box set to listen to the best flamenco music. The well known musicologist Flamenco Faustino Núñez has personally selected 100 of the best tracks on this box set. The flamenco greats: Paco de Lucia, Camaron, Enrique Morente, Tomatito…alongside up and coming talent such as Pitingo, Miguel Poveda, Mayte Martin, Estrella Morente and many more.