Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Chris Squire's FISH OUT OF WATER reissued! Limited Edition Boxed Set and 2CD Set!



CHRIS SQUIRE
FISH OUT OF WATER

LIMITED BOX SET
(Includes 2CD, 2DVD, 1LP and 2x7-inch singles)

AND 

TWO CD SET

4.27.18

Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of an official limited edition deluxe boxed set of Yes founder Chris Squire's legendary 1975 solo album FISH OUT OF WATER. Recorded in the late Spring and Summer of 1975 whilst Yes was on hiatus as members recorded their respective solo albums, FISH OUT OF WATER was a breath-taking work, and equal in standard to any Yes album in terms of sheer invention and creativity. The album was essentially a collaboration between Chris Squire and his friend Andrew Pryce Jackman, a gifted arranger who had been a member of The Syn, Squire's pre-Yes group. The sessions saw contributions from former Yes drummer Bill Bruford, Yes keyboard player Patrick Moraz and noted musicians Mel Collins and Jimmy Hastings. Released in November 1975, FISH OUT OF WATER was a Top 30 chart hit in the UK and made the US Billboard Top 75 album chart, going on to sell nearly 500,000 copies worldwide.

Friday, February 2, 2018

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: BERNARD ALLISON/LET IT GO

BERNARD ALLISON
LET IT GO

2.2.18


Bernard Allison made his recording debut on GONNA BE A LIVE ONE IN HERE TONIGHT, a 1979 live album by his father Luther Allison. Recorded live in Peoria, IL when Bernard was only 13, this set was an auspicious debut for an artist that has continued to mine the soul of the Blues for over forty years. In the early ‘80s, the young guitar slinger became a member of Koko Taylor’s band as well as continuing to work with is father. While it took another 11 years before he released his first official solo album (1990’s THE NEXT GENERATION), Bernard has certainly made each release count. He may have inherited his father’s talents but Bernard has taken the Blues in new and exciting directions.

Monday, January 29, 2018

SPAZ reviews REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT: THE SOUND OF LIVERPOOL 1976-1988!

REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT:
THE SOUND OF LIVERPOOL 1976-1988
(5CD)

(Features classics, rarities, album tracks and previously unreleased gems from Echo And The Bunnymen, Teardrop Explodes, OMD, The La’s, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Dead Or Alive, China Crisis, A Flock Of Seagulls, Wild Swans, Big In Japan and many others.)


Friday, January 26, 2018

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: STRANGE ANGELS/IN FLIGHT WITH ELMORE JAMES


VARIOUS ARTISTS
STRANGE ANGELS: 
IN FLIGHT WITH ELMORE JAMES

Available NOW! 

Although he passed away 55 years ago, Blues musician Elmore James remains an influential musical force today. Often referred to as ‘The King of the Slide Guitar,’ Elmore’s music still resonates in the hearts of fans and musicians alike. While the names Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf might be more familiar to the casual music fan, James’s musical output is just as important as those esteemed musicians’ respected back catalogs. In fact, Elmore’s “Dust My Broom” is one of the most familiar – and most covered - Blues songs in Rock history.