Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the next release in the continuing series of reissues of the entire catalogue by the legendary classical rock band Sky. Formed in 1979, Sky brought together the worlds of rock and classical music in a highly successful and inspiring way. Featuring the gifted talents of guitarist John Williams, percussionist Tristan Fry, legendary bass player Herbie Flowers, former Curved Air keyboard player Francis Monkman and guitarist Kevin Peek, Sky recorded their debut album at Abbey Road studios in the early months of 1979. The band’s self-titled debut reached the UK top ten in May 1979 and went on to achieve Platinum status in the UK and was also a major hit in Europe and Australia…
Once again, the band toured the UK and Australia to promote the album Sky 4 Forthcoming (and followed this up with trips to Europe and Japan). The Australian autumn tour featured the debut of plenty of new material, much of which was included on the live double album Sky Five Live released in January 1983.
The entire November 22nd, 1975 concert at l'Eveche (Hotel Nelson, Old Montreal) takes up the bulk of this release. Most of the recordings from this concert have remained unreleased ever since CKVL-FM simultaneously broadcast the show on air. Two more pieces appear as bonus tracks from a previous CKVL-FM live broadcast from January 6th, 1974.
Initially released as a limited-edition box set so lavish it was on the verge of being absurd, 30 Trips Around the Sun is a deep exploration of a simple idea: tell the Grateful Dead's story through unreleased live performances taken from every year of their life. This concept reaches its full fruition in its 80-CD incarnation, containing a full unreleased show for every year between 1966 and 1995, but the four-CD distillation operates in a similar fashion and may seem more attractive to Deadheads unwilling to immerse themselves in a monthlong listening session. The closest analogy to 30 Trips in their discography is 1999's So Many Roads (1965-1995), a five-disc box heavy on unreleased live material, but that set wound up skipping over the fallow periods a chronological march inevitably hits.
Five Out of Five (Live in Japan) is a live album by hard rock group Talisman, recorded in Kawasaki, Japan on September 27, 1993. This "Live In Japan (Deluxe Edition) was released on September 12, 2012 with complete new artwork in digipack version. The live recording is remixed by Pontus Norgren (Hammerfall) from its original source in 2012 and edited with previously unreleased material included.