Rock sensation Matchbox Twenty played the show of a lifetime to fans and followers at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on June 28, 2003 a stopover on their 'More Than You Think You Are' 2003 tour. Rolling out hit after hit, the band played with the intensity of the multi-platinum artists they are, while creating an intimate atmosphere reminiscent of their early club days. Grammy awards, critical acclaim, and a huge fanbase are just a few of the things Matchbox 20 have going in their favor, and this live release offers a great insight into their magnetism as live performers. This show was recorded at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, on June 28, 2003, and sees the band running through a vast variety of hits from their back catalogue.
Since Matchbox Twenty is a faceless group, recognizable for its hits rather than its image, it's easy to assume that the band is nothing more than a solo project in disguise for its frontman, lead singer and chief songwriter Rob Thomas (who should not be confused with Rob Thomas, the creator of UPN's 2005 cult TV series Veronica Mars). Not only is he prominent in the band's videos and press, but he scored the biggest hit of his career with "Smooth," a song he penned and sung for Santana's 1999 comeback, Supernatural. Even though Matchbox Twenty's 1996 debut, Yourself or Someone Like You, was a big hit and spawned four radio hits, "Smooth" was bigger than any of them, making Thomas famous, if not exactly a star…
Matchbox are probably Britain's most commercially successful Rockabilly band, having scored a string of hit records in the early 1980's. 18 track Platinum Collection consists of their best from the Warner/Elektra music archives.
Digitally remastered edition of the 1980 album from the British Rockabilly revivalists. Originally issued by Magnet Records, the album spent nine weeks in the UK charts eventually peaking at #23. Booklet features original LP artwork, detailed liner notes and pictures of related singles.
In Memoriam. May he rest in peace. He has been a major player in the music business for more than forty years. He has released 21 studio and four live albums. His unmistakable bluesy soul voice is a musical trademark in its own right. He has sold millions of records and had massive hit singles all over the world. He is a Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award winning artist. Joe's new ten track album Hard Knocks was produced by Matt Serletic at Serletic’s own Emblem studios in Los Angeles, who’s past projects have included working with Collective Soul, Matchbox Twenty, Blessid Union of Souls, Edwin McCain, Stacie Orrico, Taylor Hicks, Rob Thomas, and Carlos Santana.
Featuring 10 blues infused, soulful guitarcentric tracks from the edge of the Delta, "Matchbox" consists of five original tunes and five familiar covers that spread across the blues, blues-rock and jazz-fusion genres. A bevy of talented musicians join Dave Sadler on his latest project.