2008 two CD set from the guitar heroes. What better way to celebrate The Ventures' 50th year in the music business than with this fantastic 50 track collection, which includes many of the finest recordings from the world's biggest selling and most successful instrumental Rock group of all time. This set contains all of their hits including 'Walk Don't Run', 'Perfidia', 'Ram-Bunk-Shush' and 'Lullaby of the Leaves' as well as some amazing covers of 'Delilah', 'Mission Impossible', 'Fever', 'La Bamba', 'Jambalaya' and classic Beatles songs 'Eleanor Rigby', 'I Feel Fine', 'Strawberry Fields Forever' and 'Hey Jude'. To cap off their wonderful career, on March 10, 2008 The Ventures celebrated their Golden Anniversary by joining their early guitar idols Chet Atkins, Duane Eddy and Les Paul in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
John Cale's 1992 live Fragments of a Rainy Season holds a special place in the hearts of longtime fans. Cale was no stranger to concert sets. Among his most notorious are the snarling Sabotage/Live from CBGB's and 1986's howling Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. Fragments captures Cale completely solo. His iconic singing voice, rainbow variety of melodies, and poetic lyrics are accompanied only by his piano or acoustic guitar. It's easily his most welcoming album, the one that provides a solid introduction as he ranges through his back catalog.
The Carpenters were an American vocal and instrumental duo consisting of siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter. Producing a distinctively soft musical style, they became among the best-selling music artists of all time. During their 14-year career, the Carpenters recorded 11 albums, 31 singles, five television specials, and a short-lived television series. Their career ended in 1983 by Karen's death from heart failure brought on by complications of anorexia. Extensive news coverage surrounding the circumstances of her death increased public awareness of eating disorders.
Expanded three disc (two CDs + DVD) edition of this 1987 from the groundbreaking British Alt-Rockers. A more subtle and understated album than their debut, it nevertheless contains their biggest chart hit in 'April Skies' and several of the Reid brothers' most loved songs. Premiering a more expansive and nuanced sound, Jim and William wrote, produced and played everything on here. This deluxe expanded edition features all the non-album B-sides, the pre-Dark lands Some Candy Talking EP, outtakes, BBC Radio Sessions and much more. The DVD features the promo videos for all the singles, a first time on DVD for the band-made film for b-side 'Kill Surf City', and previously unreleased archival TV appearances, including their only appearance on Top of the Pops, alongside performances on Belgian TV and ITV's short-lived TOTP rival the Roxy.