UMe announces the 50th-anniversary reissue of Elton John’s Honky Château. Available to pre-order now on 2CD, 2LP and limited-edition gold vinyl LP, the album is released on March 24th. “Rocket Man (Live at The Festival Hall, London 1972)” and “Mellow” (Session Demo) are also unveiled as the first instant grats available from Honky Château 50th Anniversary Edition. This live debut of “Rocket Man at the Royal Festival Hall” – recorded two months before its release as the album’s first single – is striking in its freshness and its ability to nearly replicate the studio arrangement on stage. The line-up of Davey Johnstone (guitar), Dee Murray (bass) and Nigel Olsson (drums) immediately established itself as the core of the “classic” Elton band, solidifying Elton’s studio and stage presence through his most prolific period. UMe
First released in November 1980, ‘The Turn Of A Friendly Card’ was the fifth album by The Alan Parsons Project, the brainchild of composer, musician and manger Eric Woolfson and celebrated producer and engineer Alan P.
This new deluxe edition comprises 3CDs and a Blu-Ray disc (Region Free) with an additional 42 tracks drawn from Eric Woolfson’s song-writing diaries, studio session out-takes and a stunning new 5.1 surround… Esoteric Recordings
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First-ever complete 3CD anthology of 60s recordings from leading British harmony pop vocalist Tony Rivers. Featuring all of his studio recordings as leader of both The Castaways and Harmony Grass as well as 80 minutes of previously unreleased BBC session recordings from the same timeframe. While other contenders may have had greater commercial success, Tony Rivers was surely the British harmony pop scene’s pivotal figure during the 60s.
As leader of The Castaways, he made a series of superlative singles before finally scoring a hit in 1969 with the irresistible ‘Move In A Little Closer Baby’ shortly after the band had been relaunched as Harmony Grass. But follow-up singles failed to repeat the trick… Cherry Red Records
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