In the 20th century, the great American composers – simmering in the mighty melting pot – evoked Hollywood glamour, folksy landscapes, irresistible swing, poignant nostalgia, showbiz pzazz, sweet sentiment, streetwise sophistication, and hypnotic minimalistic drive. This 6-CD box – featuring such citizens of the world as Simon Rattle, André Previn, The Labèque Sisters, Renaud Capuçon, Hélène Grimaud and Paavo Järvi – take us on an exhilarating journey across the musical horizons of the USA.
William Alexander "Alex" Chilton (December 28, 1950 – March 17, 2010) was an American songwriter, guitarist, singer and producer, best known as the lead singer of the Box Tops and Big Star. Chilton's early commercial sales success in the 1960s as a teen vocalist for the Box Tops was not repeated in later years with Big Star and in his indie music solo career on small labels, but he drew a loyal following in the indie and alternative music fields, and is often cited as an influence by many mainstream rock artists and bands.
…Sweet crafted a handful of strong albums in the mid-'70s that sported some surprisingly muscular hard rock. A fine example of this trend is Sweet Fanny Adams.
Sweet Fanny Adams remains a solid release full of tight performances and scorching riffs. Anyone with an interest in Sweet beyond the hit singles should check this album out. ~ Donald A. Guarisco. cduniverse.com
To celebrate his first arena rock tour since 2005, Universal Music Australia released an Australian Exclusive album from multi-Grammy Award winning artist, Bryan Adams. ‘Australian Tour Edition 2013’ is a double album of Bryan’s most popular tracks with Australian audiences. The 2CD features hits such as ‘Summer of ’69,’ ‘(Everything I Do) I Do it for You’ and ‘Heaven’ as well as previously unreleased tracks from Bryan’s personal archives, including performances recorded live at the Sydney Opera House. ‘Australian Tour Edition 2013’ was released on April 19, 2013.