Friday, 29 June 2012

Allman Brothers Knebworth Festival 1974

Just reading the new Gregg Allman Biography "My Cross To Bear". He has lived an amazing life and one fact that I found interesting was that apparently The Allman Brothers Band only ever came to Europe three times. One of the times was in 1974 to headline the very first Knebworth Festival.

You can buy a commemorative Boxed Set full of memorabilia including -photos and and flyers and programme from the event plus a book written by the promoter Freddy Bannister detailing his experiences of all the Knebworth Festivals and the Bath Festivals of 1969 and 1970. Check it out here
http://www.rockmusicmemorabilia.com/productdetails.php?catid=1&pid=20

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Classic Rock Legends Jefferson Starship To Release Exclusive Live 4-CD Set ‘Tales From The Mothership’

 “Roswell UFO Parade & Festival Hosts Jefferson Starship Sci-Fi Extravaganza” read the headlines for the annual July 3rd event that took place in Roswell, New Mexico in 2009. Jefferson Airplane founder Paul Kantner and his legendary band Jefferson Starship and special guests, which included original Grateful Dead keyboardist Tom Constanten, performed a one-of-a-kind sci-fi concert at Pearson Auditorium in Roswell in honor of the town’s famed annual parade.

The group was also bestowed the honor of being the parade’s ‘Grand Martians’ that year and rode atop a special float especially built for them. The entire concert was filmed and recorded, and in addition to such iconic hits as “White Rabbit”, “Somebody To Love”, “Volunteers”, “Wooden Ships” recorded by its forebear Jefferson Airplane (the last two penned by Kantner), a special programme of science fiction themed compositions and select recordings were performed, some for the first time ever!

Now, much to the excitement of Jefferson Starship fans across the globe UK’s Gonzo MultiMedia is releasing the the entire concert in an extravagant 4-CD box set.

Classic Rock Festival Posters Available Now!

The Knebworth festival of 1974 was the very first Knebworth Festival and as such was hugely important and now you can buy limited edition boxed set containing material from the Festival.

You can also buy replica posters from the festival which are printed on High Quality Paper and replicate the original posters in every way. These posters look fantastic when framed and would look great on any wall.

The 1974 Knebworth Concert poster is printed on high quality and despatched in sturdy packaging to keep it safe in transit. To buy this and many other Replica posters from the Bath and Knebworth Festivals go here:

http://www.rockmusicmemorabilia.com/productdetails.php?catid=3&pid=12

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Fashionably Cool Retro Rock festival T Shirts

Well it  looks like there might be some good weather on the way in the UK at least so maybe now is the time for some T Shirts.

Perhaps you would like to feel cool in the best way possible not to mention cool in the fashionable sense by wearing one of the great range of T Shirts celebrating the fantastic series of Festivals that took place at Knebworth during the seventies.

If so look no further than here at this Allman Brothers T Shirt from the 1974 Knebworth Festival and many others too on the site

http://www.rockmusicmemorabilia.com/product.php?catid=2

Monday, 25 June 2012

Knebworth 1974 Featuring The Allman Brothers band. Commemorative Set Available Now

It is perhaps strange to think that the Knebworth Festival of 1974 was originally going to be something completely different. Originally the plan had been for Led Zeppelin to headline the event with a strong supporting cast.
Sadly that was not to be as negotiations were made public that Zeppelin was in the running to headline. Once the word was out so were Zeppelin which left the promoter two options
A)    drop the whole idea
B)    Go with the strong supporting show
In the end promoter Freddy Bannister went with the second option and Knebworth was born. Opening up for business on Saturday July 20th 1974 with the Allman Brothers Band topping the bill over Van Morrison, The Doobie Brothers, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Sensational Alex Harvey Band and Tim Buckley
The 1974 Knebworth set commemorates the very first Knebworth festival with The Allman Brothers, Doobie Bros, Van Morrison, Tim Buckley, The Mahavishnu Orchestra and The Alex Harvey Band. It was the festival that helped make Knebworth the legend it became. It has been produced in a limited edition of 200 and includes the following:

The programme, flyer and ticket from 1974 Knebworth festival
12 photos of the 1974 Knebworth festival, including 4 new photos recently discovered.

A 330 page book on the behind the scenes hassles of promoting the Knebworth festivals and of finding the site.
5 CDs from the 1974 Knebworth festival and a DVD.

All contained in a deluxe presentation box
Plus for a limited time only a festival T-shirt.

The Boxed Sets can also be purchased in Monthly instalments to make the purchase a little easier. Check the website for details
http://www.rockmusicmemorabilia.com/productdetails.php?catid=1&pid=20

Friday, 22 June 2012

42nd and 43rd Anniversaries Of The Bath Festivals!

Next week sees the forty second anniversay of the Bath 1970 Festival and also the forty third anniversary of the 1969 Bath Festival. The 1970 Festival was particularly interesting featuring as it did Led Zeppelin

And also Pink Floyd performinjg Atom Heart Mother

The Bath Festivals promoted by Freddy bannister in 1969 and 1970 were two of the most important musical festivals of the late sixties and early seventies
The first Bath Bluest Festival in 1969 featured amongst many others Fleetwood mac, The Nice, Blodwyn Pig, Colosseum, John Mayall, Ten Years After and the mighty Led Zeppelin. The festival took place on the reasonably sized Bath recreation Ground in the centre of Bath. Needless to say it was a huge success.
The Bath Blues and Progressive Festival of 1970 however was to be a whole different affair and much larger so the festival was moved to the Show Grounds  and attracted 150,000 people over two days rather than just one. Featuring the likes of Led Zeppelin (Altogether a bigger act some twelve months on) Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds, Fairport Convention, Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, Canned Heat,, John Mayall and the Moody Blues to name just a few this was one of the biggest UK festivals ever held.
The reason I am telling you all this is because you can now buy a limited edition commemorative set featuring material from both festivals. What you get in the Boxed set is:
The 1969 and 1970 programmes, tickets and flyers, the 330 book dealing with all the backstage hassles, 15 photographs, the two 20ins x 30ins posters, a T-shirt from the 1970 Bath festival, plus 4 CDs.
All contained in a deluxe presentation box

The Boxed Sets can also be purchased in Monthly instalments to make the purchase a little easier and if you are quick and order before the 29th of June you will get the boxed set at a discounted price. Check the website for details here  http://www.rockmusicmemorabilia.com/productdetails.php?catid=1&pid=42

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Incubus Release Special CD/DVD Package In August. Plus Announce London Date

INCUBUS HQ LIVE
THREE MULTI-DISC PACKAGES FROM LEGACY UK RECORDINGS (Part of Sony CMG) CELEBRATE
INCUBUS’ 20 YEARS TOGETHER
Release date August 13th 2012
Incubus and Linkin Park to co-headline 4-week, 18-city Honda Civic Tour of U.S. and Canada, opening in Boston on INCUBUS HQ LIVE release date, August 13th
European Dates including London Brixton Academy 9th July 2012

In summer of 2011, celebrating their 20th year together, alt-rock giants Incubus turned a Los Angeles storefront space into a low-key, hi-tech residency that resulted in six nights of free performances and fan encounters now chronicled on INCUBUS HQ LIVE.  The celebration takes place across three separate multi-disc packages released by Legacy Recordings, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

The August 13th release date for the first two configurations, INCUBUS HQ LIVE and INCUBUS HQ LIVE SPECIAL EDITION, coincides with the opening of the 2012 Honda Civic Tour Featuring Linkin Park and Incubus.  The 4-week, 18-city tour of the U.S. and Canada starts at Comcast Center in Boston and concludes at Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre in San Diego on September 10th

Dedicated to fans and friends, Incubus HQ Live, as the gallery-sized storefront space on busy La Brea Avenue in West Hollywood was aptly named last year, was the answer to a question the band had been thinking about for a while.  “After twenty years,” writes lead singer Brandon Boyd in his liner notes essay (the same for all three configu­ra­­­­tions), “7 albums, multiple live albums, EPs, DVDs, somewhere in the ball­park of 1,500 live shows, what could we do to introduce our newest album, If Not Now, When? in a manner that was both unique and memorable?”

Their first studio album in nearly five years at the time called for thinking outside the box.  Playful options ranged from going door-to-door with the album to 3:00 a.m. infomercials.  Or could they “invite fans into our living room and play the f***ing album live for them?…Wait,” Brandon mused.  “That is actually not a terrible idea, minus the f***ing part.”

Utilizing social media enabled fans to contact Incubus, who then replied with an assigned date and time to show up for the HQ gigs.  After building out the space to accommodate fans and crew, seven nights of performances were set. The resulting CDs and DVD catch the action on six nights that were broadcast live on the Internet.  It was all a prelude to the July 12th release of If Not Now, When?

Along with the hit songs, deep album tracks and fan favorites performed in an intimate setting, INCUBUS HQ LIVE showcases the personalities of band members Brandon Boyd, Mike Einziger (lead guitar, piano, backing vocals), Chris Kilmore (keyboards, turntables), Ben Kenney (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Jose Pasillas II (drums).  The fan interaction, instrument lessons with the band, and overall feel of the space give the DVD warmth and character.

The formats of the HQ Live are:
·         INCUBUS HQ LIVE (16-track CD + DVD, available August 13th);
·         INCUBUS HQ LIVE SPECIAL EDITION (28-track double-CD + DVD, available August 13th);
·         INCUBUS HQ LIVE LIMITED EDITION BOX SET (available ONLY at http://incubushq.com for a limited time; ships July 6th).

INCUBUS HQ LIVE (CD + DVD) Legacy Recordings EK 544055
                CDSelections: (Night 1) 1. Intro • 2. Nice To Know You • 3. Circles • 4. Wish You Were Here • (Night 2) 5. Privilege • 6. The Warmth • 7. Stellar • 8. Drive • (Night 3) 9. Megalomaniac • 10. Just A Phase • 11. Anna Molly • (Night 4) 12. Promises, Promises • 13. Love Hurts • (Night 5) 14. Pardon Me • (Night 6) 15. If Not Now, When? • 16. Adolescents.
                DVDSelections: 1. Wish You Were Here • 2. Circles • 3. Consequence • 4. 11am • 5. Promises, Promises • 6. Anna Molly • 7. Rogues • 8. Isadore • 9. Just A Phase • 10. Glass • 11. In The Company Of Wolves • 12. Nice to Know You • 13. I Miss You • 14. Pantomime • 15. Megalomaniac • 16. Blood On The Ground • 17. Nowhere Fast • 18. Adolescents • 19. If Not Now, When?.

INCUBUS HQ LIVE SPECIAL EDITION (2 CDs + DVD) Legacy Recordings EK 543942
CD OneSelections: (Night 1) 1. Intro • 2. Nice To Know You • 3. Circles • 4. Wish You Were Here • 5. 11am • 6. Are You In?/Riders On The Storm • 7. Aqueous Transmission • (Night 2) 8. Privilege • 9. The Warmth • 10. Stellar • 11. Make Yourself • 12. Drive • 13. I Miss You • 14. Crowded Elevator.
CD TwoSelections: (Night 3) 1. Megalomaniac • 2. Just A Phase • 3. Sick Sad Little World • 4. Anna Molly • 5. Pantomime • (Night 4) 6. Promises, Promises • 7. In The Company Of Wolves • 8. Love Hurts • (Night 5) 9. Switchblade • 10. Pardon Me (Night 6)11. If Not Now, When? • 12. The Original • 13. Adolescents • 14. Tomorrow’s Food.
DVD (same as DVD above).

Live UK Date: 2012
Mon 9th July              London                      Brixton Academy
Tickets £29.50 subject to booking fee. Please purchase tickets at www.seetickets.com

Richard Marx Inside My Head Available Now

You wioll love this album if you are a fan of finely crafted AOR. Richard Marx has released a number of hugely successful albgums and singles over the last twenty plus yeats his latest album is released through Frontiers and is called Inside My Head. It is a double CD.

The first CD of the “Inside My Head” set is a new studio record. It features two bonus tracks as well as collaborations with some of the most talent singer songwriters in the business including Chris Daughtry (“Had Enough” and “On The Inside”), Chad Kroeger of Nickelback (who also co-wrote “On The Inside”), Matt Scannell of Vertical Horizon (who played and co-wrote “Always on Your Mind”), Jason Wade of Lifehouse (who co-wrote “Had Enough”, also released by his band on “Smoke and Mirrors”), Fee Waybill of The Tubes (“Come Running”), Dann Huff (co-producer and guitarist on “Loved”) and many others.

Marx said: “I'm excited to be putting out a new release in Europe. My fans there have been incredibly loyal and I hope they like this new music and I hope to be back over touring there soon.

The second, bonus CD contains amazing new versions of 12 of Marx’s greatest hits, including “Right Here Waiting”, “Angelia”, “Don’t Mean Nothing” and “Keep Coming Back”.

You can watch an EPK for the album here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9-Q8MahQVXI

Caravan Celebrate the 40th Anniversary Of The Album “For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night”.

CARAVAN, the quintessential precursors to the British progressive rock music movement, have announced a very special 10-date UK tour that kicks off on 8th January 2013 at the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Hall, at London’s Southbank Centre. Very special guest on all dates is Garron Frith.
The tour will see Caravan celebrate the 40th Anniversary of what many critics regard to be one of the most influential British prog albums of all time; 1973’s For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night”.  Tickets go on sale Monday 18th June from the 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 478 0898, www.eventim.co.uk.

Caravan, comprising original founding member and chief songwriter Pye Hastings (guitar, lead vocals) will perform a number of songs from their aforementioned critically acclaimed 4th album.  The concerts will also showcase songs from the album In The Land Of Grey And Pink”, plus other classics spanning their dazzling career.

Caravan are considered to be one of the most formidable acts to emerge from the '60s progressive rock scene.  Originally formed in 1968, Caravan were at the heart of the 1970s burgeoning Canterbury rock movement.  They produced their own brand of “superior pop music, full of taste, craftsmanship and hard work” (NME) and packed venues worldwide. 

The current line-up features Pye Hastings (1968 founding member: guitar, lead vocals), Geoffrey Richardson (joined 1972: viola, guitar, flute, vocals), Jan Schelhaas (keyboards), Jim Leverton (bass, vocals) and Mark Walker (drums, percussion).

Chris Squire and Steve Hackett; Squackett debut Album released August 1st

Esoteric Antenna are pleased to announce the release of the hugely anticipated album by SQUACKETT, the collaborative project between two legends of Progressive Rock, Chris Squire and Steve Hackett. The album is released on 1st of August.

The two met when Chris Squire was working on a solo album and needed some guitar parts. Chris was put in touch with Steve and through these sessions the idea for SQUACKETT was born. Over four years in the making, the “Squackett” album is very much more than the sum of its parts. “It was very much about a bunch of pals swapping notes and anecdotes,” says Hackett “I would say if people are looking for uncountable time signatures, in the main that’s not what this album holds. I think the songs are more simple and direct.” “It has a flavour to it that is reminiscent of a few things from different artists,” says Squire. “There is some clever prog rock stuff in there, some jazzy bits but there are parts that have vocal harmonies like Crosby, Stills and Nash”

Album track listing is as follows
1. A Life Within a Day
2. Tall Ships
3. Divided Self
4. Aliens
5. Sea of Smiles
6. The Summer Backwards
7. Storm Chaser
8. Can't Stop the Rain
9. Perfect Love Song

The album will be released in the following formats - Standard CD - EANTCD 1002, Limited and Numbered Vinyl Edition - EANTLP 1002, Limited Edition 2 Disc Deluxe Edition (with hardback cover & 5.1 surround bonus disc) - EANTCD 2002.

Great T Shirts and Sweatshirts From The Legendary Rock Festivals Of The Sixties and Seventies

The Bath Festivals of 1969 and 1970 were two of the most important musical festivals ever staged in the UK and now you can buy limited edition boxed sets containing material from the Festivals.

You can also buy replica T Shirts to commemorate the Festivals. Whilst the weather in the UK is not always conducive to wearing T Shirts these will look great if you are living abroad (Preferably somewhere warm) or perhaps going on holiday. Either way you will look very cool indeed wearing one of these fantastic T Shirts

Check out this TShirt from the Bath Festival of 1969 (Above) plus many others from the various Knebworth Festivals of the seventies including T Shirts featuring The Rolling Stones, Genesis, Pink Floyd and Frank Zappa and also a range of Sweatshirts too just in case the summer turns chilly :)



You can check out the T Shirts and Sweatshirts plus many more fantastic Rock Memorabilia items at the website below. Tell them Classic Rock Radio sent you http://www.rockmusicmemorabilia.com/product.php?catid=2

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Thin Lizzy: This is one box set every rock fan should own!!

Thin Lizzy RELEASE CLASSIC ALBUM SELECTION
BOX SET INCLUDING THE WHOLE BACK CATALOGUE
NIGHTLIFE, FIGHTING, JAILBREAK, JOHNNY THE FOX ,BAD REPUTATION & BLACK ROSE

Release Date: 11th June

Lizzy is one of rock music’s most recognisable names. The fiery Dublin band exploded onto the scene with a fresh sound, look and attitude. Lead by the incomparable Phil Lynott, the band reached many peaks and influenced generations of musicians with classic tracks such as “Jailbreak”, “The Boys Are Back In Town”, “Still In Love With You”, “Cold Sweat”, “Emerald” and “Don’t Believe A Word”.
Most rock historians would agree the pinnacle of their commercial success was in 1983, followed by the bands’ premature demise, as they played their last gig in September of 1984. Just two years later, the world was shocked when singer/bassist and founding member Phil Lynott passed away at the age of thirty six. Twenty five years have passed, the world has changed, but the amazing body of work that is Thin Lizzy still retains all of its vibrancy and influence.
Now following one of their most successful tours to date which is still going strong through 2012, Thin Lizzy have teamed up with USM to release the ultimate box set featuring all their hit albums:
Nightlife
Nightlife is the fourth studio album by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 1974, and produced by Ron Nevison and Phil Lynott. It features the hit singles ‘Still in Love with You’, ‘Philomena’ and ‘Sha La La’ 
1.     "She Knows" (Scott Gorham, Lynott) – 5:13
2.     "Night Life" – 3:57
3.     "It's Only Money" – 2:47
4.     "Still in Love with You" – 5:40
5.     "Frankie Carroll" – 2:02
6.     "Showdown" – 4:32
7.     "Banshee" – 1:27
8.     "Philomena" – 3:41
9.     "Sha La La" (Brian Downey, Lynott) – 3:27
10. "Dear Heart" – 4:35



Fighting
Fighting is the fifth studio album, released in 1975. After spending four albums trying to find their niche, the band finally forged an identifiable sound with hit singles “Rosalie” and “For Those Who Love To Live”.It set the stage for the big commercial breakthrough of the follow-up album, Jailbreak.
1.     "Rosalie" (Bob Seger) – 3:11
2.     "For Those Who Love to Live" (Brian Downey, Phil Lynott) – 3:08
3.     "Suicide" (Lynott) – 5:12
4.     "Wild One" (Lynott) – 4:18
5.     "Fighting My Way Back" (Lynott) – 3:12
6.     "King's Vengeance" (Scott Gorham, Lynott) – 4:08
7.     "Spirit Slips Away" (Lynott) – 4:35
8.     "Silver Dollar" (Brian Robertson) – 3:26
9.     "Freedom Song" (Gorham, Lynott) – 3:32
10. "Ballad of a Hard Man" (Gorham) – 3:14

Jailbreak
Jailbreak released in 1976. It proved to be the band's commercial breakthrough in the US. The singles include "Jailbreak" and "The Boys Are Back in Town", the latter being Thin Lizzy's biggest hit to date. The album achieved Gold status in the UK, Canada and the US.

1.     "Jailbreak" – 4:01
2.     "Angel from the Coast" (Lynott, Brian Robertson) – 3:03
3.     "Running Back" – 3:13
4.     "Romeo and the Lonely Girl" – 3:55
5.     "Warrior" (Lynott, Scott Gorham) – 4:09
  1. "The Boys Are Back in Town" – 4:27
  2. "Fight or Fall" – 3:45
  3. "Cowboy Song" (Lynott, Brian Downey) – 5:16
  4. "Emerald" (Gorham, Downey, Robertson, Lynott) – 4:03


Johnny The Fox
Johnny The Fox released in 1976. Johnny the Fox continued Lizzy’s rise to iconic status. "Don't Believe a Word" was a British hit single, and the album achieved gold status again.

1.     "Johnny" – 4:18
2.     "Rocky" (Brian Downey, Scott Gorham, Lynott) – 3:43
3.     "Borderline" (Lynott, Brian Robertson) – 4:37
4.     "Don't Believe a Word" – 2:18
5.     "Fools Gold" – 3:53
  1. "Johnny the Fox Meets Jimmy the Weed" (Downey, Gorham, Lynott) – 3:36
  2. "Old Flame" – 3:05
  3. "Massacre" (Downey, Gorham, Lynott) – 3:01
  4. "Sweet Marie" (Gorham, Lynott) – 3:58
  5. "Boogie Woogie Dance" – 3:06


Bad Reputation
Bad Reputation is the eighth studio album released in 1977. The singles ‘Bad Reputation’ and ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’ once again proved hit in the British charts. Bad Reputation like the previous two albums reached Gold Status again in the UK

1.     "Soldier of Fortune" – 5:18
2.     "Bad Reputation" (Brian Downey, Scott Gorham, Lynott) – 3:09
3.     "Opium Trail" (Downey, Gorham, Lynott) – 3:58
4.     "Southbound" – 4:27
  1. "Dancing in the Moonlight (It's Caught Me in Its Spotlight)" – 3:26
  2. "Killer Without a Cause" (Gorham, Lynott) – 3:33
  3. "Downtown Sundown" – 4:08
  4. "That Woman's Gonna Break Your Heart" – 3:25
  5. "Dear Lord" (Gorham, Lynott) – 4:26


Black Rose
Black Rose Released in 1979 was another game changer for the band, it has been described as one of the band's "greatest, most successful albums". Achieving gold status once again and shooting to number 2 in the UK charts it truly cemented Thin Lizzy as one of the biggest bands in rock music and the world.
  1. “Do Anything You Want To” (Lynott) – 3:53
  2. “Toughest Street In Town” (Lynott, Gorham, Moore) – 4:01
  3. “S&M” (Lynott, Downey) – 4:05
  4. “Waiting For An Alibi” (Lynott) – 3:30
  5. “Sarah” (Lynott, Moore) – 3:33
  6. “Got To Give It Up” (Lynott, Gorham) – 4:24
  7. “Get Out Of Here” (Lynott, Midge Ure) – 3:37
  8. “With Love” (Lynott) – 4:38
  9. “Róisín Dubh (Black Rose): A Rock Legend” (Lynott, Moore) – 7:06

Blackmore's Night release New DVD: A Knight In York 2nd July

Ritchie Blackmore’s musical career is branded by an uncompromising faithfulness to his own musical ideals: he already distinguished himself as an ambitioned rock musician in Deep Purple and Rainbow. For the past 15 years, Blackmore‘s Night has shown a marked contrast to his two previously successful bands, making him one of the few musicians who has successfully formed and performed in three different musical genres.  With “A Knight In York“, the third Blackmore’s Night DVD release, Ritchie, Candice Night and their band of minstrels take their devoted audience on a musical journey through the ages.

Recorded live on 30th September 2011, “A Knight In York“ will be out on 2nd July on UDR/EMI and features identical track listings in the following formats: Special DVD + CD digipack deluxe edition; CD jewel case (audio), DVD, BluRay, double vinyl LP & digital formats, plus a special limited edition “Fan Package” (details to follow at www.udr-music.com).

Blackmores Night A Knight In YorkRelease date 2nd July

More details can be found at the band's official website here:



The Band:
Ritchie Blackmore: Electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, mandola, hurdy - gurdy
Candice Night: Lead vocals, Renaissance wood winds, pennywhistles and tambourine
Earl Grey of Chimay: Bass, rhythm guitar
Bard David of Larchmont: Keyboards and vocals
Squire Malcolm of Lumley: drums and percussion
Gypsy Rose: Violin and harmony vocals
Minstrel Albert: Various medieval woodwinds
Special Guest: Autumn



Track Listing:

01 Locked Within The Crystal Ball
02 Gilded Cage
03 The Circle
04 Journeyman
05 World Of Stone
06 The Peasant‘s Promise
07 Toast To Tomorrow
08 Fires At Midnight
09 Barbara Allen
10 Darkness
11 Dance Of The Darkness
12 Dandelion Wine
13 All The Fun Of The Fayre
14 First Of May


Candice Night Releases debut Solo Album: Reflections Released In the UK 2nd July

Candice Night releases her debut solo album away from Blackmnore's Night. The album Reflections will be released in the UK on the 2nd of July.

As the voice of Blackmore’s Night and wife of erstwhile Deep Purple/Rainbow guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, singer Candice Night is one of the most charismatic personalities on the contemporary music scene. Her first solo album Reflections presents her as a confident traveller between the worlds of pop, folk and epic songs. The album spans a long period of different inspirations, emotions and mythical moments. Reflections will delight not only fans of Blackmore’s Night, but also all friends of contemporary pop music.

More details can be found at Candice Night's website here:



Track Listing:

01 Wind Is Calling (Hush The Wind)
02 Gone Gone Gone
03 Black Roses
04 Now And Then (2011)
05 Dangerous Smile
06 For You
07 Call It Love
08 Robin Red Breast
09 Alone With Fate
10 In Time

Merchandise From Legendary Bath Festivals

The Bath Festivals of 1969 and 1970 were two of the most important musical festivals ever staged in the UK and now you can buy limited edition boxed sets containing material from the Festivals.
You can also buy replica posters from the festival which are printed on High Quality Paper and replicate the original posters in every way. These posters look fantastic when framed and would look great on any wall

Check them out here alongside other great replica posters from the Knebworth Festivlas from the seventies

http://www.rockmusicmemorabilia.com/product.php?catid=3

Monday, 18 June 2012

Bath Festivals 1969-1970. Commemorative Boxed Sets

The Bath Festivals promoted by Freddy Bannister in 1969 and 1970 were two of the most important musical festivals of the late sixties and early seventies
The first Bath Blues Festival in 1969 featured amongst many others Fleetwood Mac, The Nice, Blodwyn Pig, Colosseum, John Mayall, Ten Years After and the mighty Led Zeppelin. The festival took place on the reasonably sized Bath Recreation Ground in the centre of Bath. Needless to say it was a huge success.
The Bath Blues and Progressive Festival of 1970 however was to be a whole different affair and much larger so the festival was moved to the Show Grounds  and attracted 150,000 people over two days rather than just one. Featuring the likes of Led Zeppelin (Altogether a bigger act some twelve months on) Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds, Fairport Convention, Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd(Performing Atom Heart Mother), Canned Heat,, John Mayall and the Moody Blues to name just a few this was one of the biggest UK festivals ever held.
The reason we are telling you all this is because you can now buy a limited edition commemorative set featuring material from both festivals. What you get in the Boxed set is:
The 1969 and 1970 programmes, tickets and flyers, the 330 book dealing with all the backstage hassles, 15 photographs, the two 20ins x 30ins posters, a T-shirt from the 1970 Bath festival, plus 4 CDs.
All contained in a deluxe presentation box

The Boxed Sets can also be purchased in Monthly instalments to make the purchase a little easier. Check the website for details
http://www.rockmusicmemorabilia.com/product.php?catid=1

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Robert Cray Album Nothin' But Love Released on August 27th!

Five-time Grammy award winning legend and Blues Hall of Fame Inductee Robert Cray is pleased to announce that his brand new studio album Nothin But Love will be released in the UK by Provogue Records on Monday August 27th.

Produced by Kevin Shirley (Joe Bonamassa, Aerosmith, The Black Crowes), the ten-song album includes material written by all four Robert Cray Band members; Robert Cray (vocals/guitar), Jim Pugh (keyboards), Cray Band co-founder Richard Cousins (bass) and Tony Braunagel (drums). The new album blends blues, rock, soul and jazz, with a lyric-sheet that examines the triumphs, fallouts and follies of love.

Nothin But Love is Cray’s sixteenth studio album and marks the latest milestone in a career that has produced 15 Grammy award nominations (5 wins), over 12 million record sales worldwide, thousands of sold out concerts across the globe, and even his own signature line of Fender guitars.

Produced with what Shirley refers to as “the dirt under the fingernails,” Nothin But Love was recorded live over two-weeks at the Revolver Studios in LA. The album features the soaring break-up blues of Won’t Be Coming Home, the jazz chops of I’ll Always Remember You, the soul-drenched ode to repossession that is Great Big Old House and the frantic ’50s-flavoured rocker Side Dish.

ROBERT CRAY – NOTHIN BUT LOVE
ALBUM TRACKLISTING

01 – (Won’t Be) Coming Home
02 – Worry
03 – I’ll Always Remember You
04 – Side Dish
05 – A Memo
06 – Blues Get Off My Shoulder
07 – Fix This
08 – I’m Done Cryin’
09 – Great Big Old House
10 - Sadder Days

You can view an EPK of the Making Of The Album Here: