SPIRIT The Best Of 1968-1977: Fresh From The Time Coast [Release Date 23/11/2009]
On unique Double CD, a multi-label career overview (1968-1977) of the legendary Los Angeles rock band
Spirit. Raven presents on unique Double CD, a multi-label career overview of the legendary Los Angeles rock band Spirit. Spirit offered a truly innovative approach and presence with a blend of rock and jazz mixed with blues, folk and psychedelic elements. 'The Best Of 1968-1977: Fresh from the Time Coast' boasts 43 tracks, over 150 minutes of music and is the first time the best tracks from the band's five albums for Ode/Epic and four albums for Mercury have been combined into one stunning package. Formed in 1967 around teenage guitar prodigy Randy California, Spirit hit with the glorious single 'I
Got A Line On You' which boasts one of the most recognisable guitar riffs in rock.
Also on CD1 are all the other highlights of their five albums for Ode/Epic: 'Fresh-Garbage', 'Dream Within A Dream', 'Nature's Way', 'Darkness' and 17 other quality songs. The band's run of four albums for Mercury during the 1970s is well represented on Disc Two by 'Victim of Society', 'Looking into Darkness', 'Farther Along', 'Stars are Love' and others. With superb quality audio, detailed liner notes, colour booklet this splendid Double CD is a must for fans of classic rock.
LINDA RONSTADT Hand Sown…Home Grown Silk Purse [Release Date 23/11/2009]
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Two classic, original country rock albums by Grammy Award winning singer Linda Ronstadt, one of the most popular American performers of the last 35 years. Raven presents two classic, original country rock albums by Grammy Award winning singer Linda Ronstadt, one of the most popular American performers of the last 35 years. 'Hand Sown… Home Grown' (1969) and 'Silk Purse' (1970) find Linda establishing her unique country rock voice and setting the template for the multi-platinum albums that were to
follow. These two albums pointed the way and it wasn't long before she hit #1 with the album 'Heart Like a Wheel' and single 'You're No Good', becoming the darling of the Californian country rock scene.
Linda had already been a member of hit LA folk-rock group The Stone Poneys ('Different Drum') when she struck out on her own. Her debut features excellent covers of 'Baby You've Been on My Mind', 'Break My Mind', 'Dolphins' and the popular 'Silver Threads and Golden Needles'. 'Silk Purse' boasts a more organic country soul flavour on her passionate version of 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow?' and her first solo hit single 'Long Long Time'. Also includes her second hit the non-album '(She's a) Very Lovely Woman' added as a bonus track, on CD for the first time. With superb quality audio, detailed liner notes, colour
GRANT HART Hot Wax [Release Date 09/11/2009]
Grant Hart's first solo album of the 21st century is one of the best things he has ever done. The former Husker Du drummer and co-songwriter worked with the diverse cast of musicians from Godspeed You Black Emperor and Silver Mt. Zion on this new album, 'Hot Wax', recorded in Montreal and Minneapolis
Grant on some of the some of the songs:
The song 'Narcissus, Narcissus' is my first attempt at combining ancient Greek mythology and American rock-a-billy. By merging those influences with an ice cream truck atmosphere I think I have found a style that defines this period of my career.
You're the Reflection of the Moon on the Water is one of the most organic rock and roll songs that I have ever written. Its style owes a lot to my devotion for Patti Smith.
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN Live At The Royal Albert Hall [Release Date 07/12/2009]
Ian McCulloch and the boys have been on the road recently playing their classic 'Ocean Rain' album in its entirety, but we've unearthed THE bona-fide Bunnymen live recording, a July 19th 1983 concert at the Royal Albert Hall that was part of the tour the band made in support of, you guessed it, 'Ocean Rain'! This is the band at its peak with respect to material, performance and sound.
LIVING COLOUR The Paris Concert [Release Date 16/11/2009]
The band's music is a creative fusion influenced by heavy metal, funk, hard rock, free jazz, hardcore punk, reggae and hip hop, which made Living Colour a household name. Best remembered for their anthemic single 'Cult of Personality', which won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1989 and features as the final track on CD2. From the highly acclaimed DVD 'The Paris Concert', this 2-CD package features all the 17 Songs from their intense concert at the legendary New Morning, Paris in July 2007. The Masters of Groove deliver all their Greatest Hits and two groundbreaking versions of 'Crosstown Traffic' and 'Papa was a Rolling Stone'.
A treat for all connoisseurs who are aware of the fact that Living Colour's groundbreaking music is the most impressive when it is performed in the intimate heat of a club!
GARY MOORE Warriors Set: Corridors Of Power & Run For Cover [Release Date 09/11/2009]
The famous limited edition of boxset 'Warrior's Set' is now dedicated to the british virtuoso Gary Moore.
Two legendary albums of Skid Row and Thin Lizzy's former guitar player: 'Corridor of Power' and 'Run for Cover'. Each box-set features: 2 remastered albums, complete coloured booklet with texts, lyrics & new giant poster. This edition also includes two rares tracks 'Empty Rooms [Long Version]' and 'Parisienne Walkways [Live]'!