Anthrax replaced longstanding vocalist Joey Belladonna with John Bush (of Armored Saint) and released the surprisingly melodic and predictably pummeling Sound of White Noise. Producer Dave Jerden, who had worked with Bush on the last Armored Saint disc as well as releases for Alice in Chains and Jane's Addiction, helped Anthrax channel its energy into the shape of the post-Seattle metal sound…
Decca’s first FFRR concerto recording available for the first time: Eileen Joyce / Tchaikovsky 2nd Piano Concerto – never released on 78rpm and long thought lost, the test pressings were recently found at the International Piano Archives in Maryland.
Both as composer and person, Johannes Ockeghem remains an enigmatic figure to us today. His surname refers to a small village, Okegem, in eastern Flanders, where the name appears as early as the 13th century. Yet payment documents from St. Martin’s church in Saint-Ghislain in Henegauen near Mons, some 25 kilometres from Okegem, show that our composer was born there and that a mass was endowed to his memory, celebrated up until the French revolution of 1789. We do not know when Ockeghem was born, but the fact that he wrote a mass based on the tenor of a chanson by the famous composer Gilles de Binche, ‘Binchoys’, together with an impressive Lamento in remembrance of him, may suggest that Ockeghem received his musical education in Mons (in today’s Belgium), where Binchoys held the post of organist of Ste Waudru from 1419 to 1423 and with which he remained in contact until his death.
Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound is a six-CD live album by the Jerry Garcia Band and by Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman. It was recorded on September 5 and 6, 1989, at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut and the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. It was released by ATO Records on December 17, 2013.
David Sylvian first collaborated with American poet Franz Wright's voice in the Kilowatt Hour live project with Christian Fennesz and Stephan Mathieu. On There's a Light That Enters Houses with No Other House in Sight, the writer appears again, but in an almost entirely different musical context. Fennesz returns and pianist John Tilbury, Otomo Yoshide, and Toshimaru Nakamura provide significant assistance. A single 64-minute work, Sylvian's composition features the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet reading from his collection of prose poems Kindertotenwald. (It literally translates as "Children Dead Forest," yet given Wright's well-documented volunteer work with children stricken by grief, "Children of the Dead Forest" might be more appropriate.)
Anthrax replaced longstanding vocalist Joey Belladonna with John Bush (of Armored Saint) and released the surprisingly melodic and predictably pummeling Sound of White Noise. Producer Dave Jerden, who had worked with Bush on the last Armored Saint disc as well as releases for Alice in Chains and Jane's Addiction, helped Anthrax channel its energy into the shape of the post-Seattle metal sound. This ostracized some fans and attracted others, but the change is incidental; the music is relentless, like a brigade of tanks, and chances are you'll be too busy running for your life to worry who's at the wheel. Sound of White Noise cudgels the listener like nothing since Among the Living; Charlie Benante's drums are everywhere they want to be, a hailstorm of thundering blows backed up by Frank Bello's basslines…
New York, March 1960. At 22, Monica Zetterlund is a starry eyed Swedish vocalist with Ella, Sarah and Billie on her mind. On her first New York visit, famous critic and sometime record producer Leonard Feather rents Bell Sound Studios on West 54th Street. An all-star cast including Thad Jones, Zoot Sims and Jimmy Jones is hired to accompany Monica's first attempt to conquer the US jazz world. And then the tapes are lost. 36 years later, they surface. 12 unreleased songs, heard only by a handful of people. 4 outtakes not familiar even to Monica. A not to be missed portrait of a masterful young performer.
This limited edition box set includes 35 sonic spectacular albums from the early golden age of digital when Decca’s engineers created a new DECCA SOUND. This set is a celebration of the nearly 25-year partnership between conductor Charles Dutoit and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. Highlights include recordings of Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Berlioz, Bizet, Respighi, Stravinsky, Holst, Debussy and much more. This box coincides with Dutoit’s much anticipated return to Montréal after nearly 15 years. 2016 also marks the return of Decca recording in Montreal in their brand new Symphony hall with rare repertoire in a new association with Kent Nagano.