3 classic philly albums from late 70's reissued on 2cds
Formed in London, England in 1984, FM secured a recording deal with Portrait/Epic later that year and released their debut album Indiscreet in 1986. They went on to release another four more studio albums before eventually disbanding in 1995. The band reunited in 2007 to headline the Firefest festival at Nottingham's Rock City. This appearance resulted in the 2010 release of the band's sixth studio album Metropolis featuring new guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick and FM continue to tour and release new material.
As everyone with a thesaurus knows, urgency rhymes with emergency. And these performances of Rachmaninov's works for piano and orchestra by Stephen Hough with Andrew Litton leading the Dallas Symphony are nothing if they are not urgent. Hough's tempos are quick and strong and vital, with plenty of rubato and lots of accelerando. Of course, there's nothing wrong with that.
This is an excellent CD if you're into orchestrations of pop or rock music. Andrew Powell And The Philharmonic Orchestra do justice to some of The Alan Parsons Project's most recognizable songs, and did this before this became 'de rigeur' in the late 80's through now…
When ex-Impressions leader Jerry Butler joined forces with Philadelphia writer-producers Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, soul music history was made. There's not a clinker on these two records; that they hit #29 and #41 on the pop charts, respectively, each with a host of pop and R&B hit singles, is testament to their widespread appeal. Jerry, currently the Commissioner of Cook County, has graciously lent copious quotes to Gene Sculatti's notes on our exclusive Collectors' Choice Music release…these two albums belong in every library.
"Into The Fire" is the fifth studio album by the Canadian rock artist Bryan Adams. Released on March 30, 1987 through A&M Records, and the follow up album to the chart topping Reckless. Into the Fire peaked at number 7 on the US Billboard 200 chart and reached equally high positions in charts worldwide.