Best Buy Presents Collector's 2 CD Set: Fleetwood Mac - Tour 97. Comes with a 34 page booklet with bios on each artist. Promo.
Two CD set containing a pair of releases from the veteran guitarist and former member of Genesis: Private Parts & Pieces Pt. 1 and Private Parts & Pieces Part 2: Back From The Pavillion. Private Parts and Pieces was originally released in the UK as a free bonus album as part of the Sides release. It was released as a stand alone album shortly afterwards in late 1978. The album is almost all acoustic based material that had been written between Ant leaving Genesis and the release of The Geese and The Ghost. Pt. 2: Back To The Pavillion was released in early 1980 due to the incredible success of the original Private Parts and Pieces album.
The Swedish trio e.s.t surpassed all expectations with the release of the album Viaticum (ACT 9015-2) in February 2005.Not only have the Swedes received the German Jazz Award in GOLD for their last three albums, but Viaticum attained a GOLD and a PLATINUM award just three months after release. An all-time record! At the same time the album made it into the Pop-Charts in Sweden (# 5), in Germany (# 45) and in France (# 60), and was chosen as "CD of the Month" by the magazines Stereo, Stereoplay, Piano News as well as Drums&Percussion. Viaticum received euphoric reviews from around Europe, which can be summed up in one sentence: "This is contemporary jazz at it's best" (FonoForum). Viaticum is on its way to being the most successful Instrumental-Jazz-CD of 2005.
"Cockroach" is a Danger Danger album released in 2001 as a 2 CD set. One CD features singer Ted Poley and the other CD features singer Paul Laine. The album was recorded in 1993 while Ted Poley was still the lead singer of the band. Shortly after finishing it, Poley left the band and Paul Laine was hired as its new singer; he re-recorded the vocals in 1994. However, Poley sued the band and the label prohibiting its release. Epic decided to shelve it and the band went on with their career. The album was also the first to be recorded after Danger Danger parted ways with keyboardist Kasey Smith. This album is a must for anyone who enjoyed the band's first two albums as well as fans of Ted's new band, Melodica.
Digitally remastered two CD set containing a pair of albums from the Jazz/Rock outfit: Mirror Image (1974) and New City (1975). Mirror Image was released in the wake of vocalist David Clayton-Thomas' departure and features three different vocalists. New City saw Clayton-Thomas return full-time for a critically-acclaimed album. Both releases made the U.S. Top 200 Albums chart.
"The Complete Wooden Nickel Recordings" is a 2-Disc set released by Styx in 2005. The compilation contains remastered versions of Styx's first four albums, Styx, Styx II, The Serpent Is Rising, and Man of Miracles, which were released by Wooden Nickel Records. It also includes "Unfinished Song", which was previously released as the B-side to the single "Best Thing" and on the 1980 RCA reissue of Man of Miracles (which was entitled Miracles).
This double-CD release from Britain's Beat Goes On label should interest anyone who's even slightly serious in appreciating Dan Fogelberg's music. For starters, in the absence of any upgrades since the late '80s in the sound of Sony Music's domestic Fogelberg CDs, the remastering of Souvenirs is more than a little welcome – the man's whole early catalog ought to have been remastered long before 2006, based on the crisp results here and the fresh edge it adds to music that is otherwise extremely familiar. And then there's the contents of the first disc, containing Fogelberg's debut Home Free album, which was not a success at the time of its release. Fogelberg and original producer Norbert Putnam remixed the original multi-track tapes from Home Free when it was time to do the CD release, and issued what was, in effect, a somewhat different album, with instruments shifted around in the mix and alterations in the framing and conceptions of various songs.