After the long-awaited reunion of Litfiba of 2010, Pelù and Ghigo Renzulli invite Aiazzi Antonio and Gianni Maroccolo to realize that a live reproduce the great successes of “TRILOGIA DEL POTERE", which has turned the band as the protagonist of the Italian rock scene and Europe. The result is the double CD "Trilogia 1983 - 1989, LIVE 2013," released today March 26.The album captures the two historical dates sold out on 30 and 31 January last at Alcatraz in Milan, where Litfiba have revived the repertoire and the sound of the famous "Trilogia del potere." Ghigo and Piero returned to the stage with the historical members of the band on bass and Antonio Gianni Maroccolo Aiazzi on keyboards, as well as the newcomer Luca Martelli on drums to give new life to the songs contained in the album "Desaparecido" (1985), "17 Re "(1986)," Litfiba3 "(1988) in addition to the final live" Pirata "(1989). A unique opportunity for fans, but also for all those who want to discover or rediscover the origins of Litfiba, the "Trilogia del potere" that has turned the band as one of the most influential Italian and European rock scene.
Although keyboards dominated Rush's 1988 double live set A Show of Hands, it's a definite improvement over its somewhat flat predecessor, 1981 's Exit…Stage Left. The band's music isn't as hard rock-based as it previously was, evidenced by the more modern-sounding compositions selected for this third live album (the first Rush album to be produced completely by the band). The only tracks from the pre-1982 period to be featured are "Closer to the Heart," which is expanded to include a jamming section at the end, and the spooky "Witch Hunt," originally from 1981's Moving Pictures. The remainder of the album's track list is comprised of Rush's best compositions from 1982-1987, such as "Subdivisions," "Distant Early Warning," "Force Ten," "Time Stand Still," and "Red Sector A," as well as several tracks that have been forgotten over time ("Marathon," "Turn the Page," "Mission," etc.). Also featured for the first time on a live Rush album is a completely unaccompanied drum solo by Neil Peart – the intricate "Rhythm Method." The inspired A Show of Hands is an excellent snapshot of Rush in concert during the mid- to late '80s.
Friends of Extinction is basically an expanded two-CD reissue of Dinosaurs' sole album, 1988's Dinosaurs, with two outtakes and an entire disc of previously unreleased 1985-1989 live material. It's a little mean-spirited, perhaps, to criticize the recordings of a band that - as the liner notes make clear - approached music-making primarily as fun, with virtually no ambitions to make a steady professional career out of the group. Still, their album was no doubt not wholly what fans of the San Francisco bands that had spawned the players were expecting. The opening synth pop rhythms of "Lay Back Baby" seemed to indicate a band determined to get in tune with the sound of the mid-'80s, rather than one set on re-creating past psychedelic glories…
METALLICA today announced that they will reissue their first two albums, 1983's "Kill 'Em All" and 1984's "Ride The Lightning", on April 15. Both albums have been remastered for the most advanced sound quality and will be available in three formats — CD, vinyl, and deluxe box set. The varied sounds of "Ride The Lightning", which included the first METALLICA ballad in "Fade To Black", drew mixed responses from some fans. The band's drummer, Lars Ulrich, told Rolling Stone magazine: "It did surprise us a little bit, I guess. People started calling us sellouts and all that type of stuff. Some people were a little bit bewildered by the fact that there was a song that had acoustic guitars."