The early 80's is now a quarter of a century ago! Whilst there have been many 80's compilations we feel now is a good time to release an `edgier', cooler tracklisting highlighting some of the artists and tracks that may not be as familiar, but still defined the times. Many of these tracks have only previously been available on vinyl. "Great mix of eighties music that goes that little bit deeper then the usual eighties collection. A mix of classic eighties and the obscure. I would strongly recommend this to anyone who wants to relive that eighties feeling".
The very title of What Happens Next suggests that Joe Satriani is opening himself up to the unexpected, and the 2018 album winds up proving this suggestion correct. Teaming with his Chickenfoot bandmate Chad Smith – best known as the drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers – and Deep Purple bassist Glenn Hughes, Satriani pivots away from the space age prog that had been his stock in trade during the 2010s, but no matter how heavy it gets, What Happens Next is by no means a straightforward hard rock album…
Reissue. The latest remastering. Features the high-fidelity Blu-spec CD2 format. Bonus tracks. Monk was a perfectionist not always well-understood by the public or even the musicians of his day. All his other recordings involve other musicians with whom he must interact with varying results. This sometimes makes it difficult to hear Monk as himself rather than as an ensemble player. But this recording gives us a great window into Monk's musical soul unencumbered with any exogenous distractions. One gets the feeling that Monk is playing for himself with no one else in the room. Production values are nil: just Monk and a piano in a bare studio. It is a privelege to be able to eavesdrop on his private explorations of themes of, presumably, his own choosing. Having bonus tracks with 'duplicate' songs is a genuine positive; it allows you to hear Monk's differing approaches to the same material.
Ministry Of Sound present this new 3 CD set featuring 54 of the biggest and most iconic film instrumental scores of all time. Includes Star Wars, Lion King, Harry Potter, Gladiator, ET, Titanic, Avatar, Forrest Gump, Game of Thrones, Jaws, Star Trek & more.
This year Ministry Of Sound is excited to present Legends. An album full of the biggest artists of all time, performing their most iconic songs, which have defined their careers. These songs continue to be played everywhere and are still appreciated today. Legends is a breath-taking compilation that you all need. The album boasts a star studded line up to include George Michael, Elton John, Beyoncé and Whitney Houston to name a few. You cannot help, but be moved by the incredible music and stunning creative. Ministry Of Sound are proud to present Legends.
The clarinetist Martin Fröst, after a series of recordings of modern-ish Nordic and Germanic clarinet repertory on the Swedish label BIS, gets a larger mouthpiece here with a release on the major Sony Classical label. Fröst's playing has never been better: he excels in both tough, angular lines and slow cantabile, and both are applied here to a wide variety of material. Three of Schumann's Five Pieces in Folk Style, Op. 102, are made into a little sonata here, and sampling any one of them (tracks 7-9) will show you how compelling Fröst can make only moderately interesting music. Like those pieces, most of the music is arranged from music in media other than clarinet and orchestra.
Simon & Garfunkel reunited on September 19, 1981, to perform a free concert in Central Park, New York City. This two-record set presents some of the duo's biggest hits in a live context, and also allows listeners a chance to hear what many Simon solo numbers could sound like in S&G mode. [The Concert in Central Park was re-released as a 40-track CD/DVD set in 2015.]
Free in America is Ben Sidran's fifth album overall and his debut for Arista Records, and showcases him moving to an even more eclectic margin where the lines between jazz – contemporary and classic – blue-eyed soul, and sophisticated pop begin to blur into one another…
Pretty Yende, a rising star soprano with a modern fairy-tale story releases her debut album A Journey. Born in a remote town in South Africa, Yende was first introduced to opera music at the age of sixteen when hearing the Flower Duet from Delibes opera Lakmé in a British Airways commercial.