Acoustic Sessions album for sale by The Chameleons UK was released Dec 14, 2010 on the Blue Apple label. .2010 two CD collection featuring remastered versions of Strip and This Never Ending Now together with four bonus tracks. These stripped down recordings capture the band in their purest form and sheds a whole new light on some of The Chameleons most familiar tunes. Rarely has an acoustic collection packed such an almighty punch, with songs such as `The Fan and The Bellows', `Intrigue in Tangiers' and `Caution' sounding even more intense than their studio originals.
This exciting CD has 20 diverse performances that were originally produced by Leonard Feather for the Victor label during 1946-47. The first eight selections feature various versions of Esquire's All-American Award Winners and have some unique combinations of musicians. "Long Long Journey" was the first record to match together Duke Ellington (who verbally introduces the song) and Louis Armstrong, and on "Snafu" Armstrong takes a surprisingly modern solo that hints at bebop. Trumpeter Charlie Shavers creates a remarkable improvisation on "The One That Got Away," ltoist Johnny Hodges plays beautifully on "Gone with the Wind" and other key players include tenor saxophonist Don Byas, trumpeter Buck Clayton, trombonist J.J. Johnson and tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins. The mid-to-late '40s were a particularly rich period for jazz and this highly recommended CD is filled with gems.
Seventy-seven tracks on 5 CDs, 51 of which are previously unreleased, all of which are broken down into three parts: The E.Zee Demos, The Sonic Temple Demos, and Demos 1986 ~ 1989 ~ 1991 (feat. Hot Night Demos, Jam Demos & Ceremony Sessions). Each part comes in a gatefold or tri-fold digipack case with a booklet containing extensive liner notes and artwork from the actual demo tapes. All digipacks fit into a larger cardboard slipcase. Most tracks are instrumental versions. Holy grail or overcomplete release; it's up to you to decide…
"Nick Lowe performs an intimate acoustic set at St Luke's in East London with longtime cohorts Robert Treherne on drums and Geraint Watkins on keys, plus a horns section featuring legendary bandleader and trombonist Chris Barber.
They perform tracks from Nick's new album, At My Age, plus classics such as Cruel to be Kind and What's So Funny 'bout Peace, Love and Understanding - and the mesmerising Beast in Me, which he wrote for Johnny Cash."