With Under the Spell, Australian guitarist Dave Hole and his veteran backup band manage to lasso in all of the energy from their live concerts, while under the roof of a usually antiseptic recording studio environment. All but three of the 12 tracks were written by Hole and rank among his best work to date. Rocking through "Demolition Man" and delivering a sweet soul-blues ballad with "Don't Say Goodbye," Hole once again expresses his musical diversity with a flair. He manages to remain a true original while still feeding off of his major influences – people like the Rolling Stones, Muddy Waters, the Animals, Howlin' Wolf, and Muddy Waters.
This is the definitive collection of the Pretenders' recordings issued under the Warners banner from 1979 to 1999 in unique outer slipcase. This 22-disc box set (14 x CD, 8 x DVD) brings together all eight deluxe digipak reissues (six 2 CD + DVD sets and two CD + DVD sets) of Pretenders (1980), Pretenders II (1981), Learning To Crawl (1984), Get Close (1986), Packed! (1990), Last Of The Independents (1994), The Isle Of View (1995), and Viva El Amor! (1999).
Saga are a Canadian rock band, formed in Oakville, Ontario. Jim Crichton and Welsh-born vocalist Michael Sadler have been the principal songwriters for Saga. Ian Crichton is the band's guitarist; apart from his work with Saga, he has recorded several solo albums as well as sessions with Asia. Full Circle is a studio album by Saga, their thirteenth album of new material. This recording marks the begin of the second round of Chapters. Three of the songs, "Remember When (Chapter 9)", "Uncle Albert's Eyes (Chapter 13)" and "Not This Way (Chapter 10)," were part of a second series of eight songs that Saga included within some of their albums called "The Chapters".