Kula Shaker emerged from the psychedelic hinterland of London's suburbs in late 1995. Named after a ninth century Indian King, the band were intrigued by Eastern mysticism, fascinated by the swirling guitar sounds of the '60s & became one of the most popular & talked-about bands of the late '90s. Drawn from the Sony vaults, this fabulous 'Best Of' brings together the Kula Shaker's biggest hits, along with key moments from the band's two album, 1994-1999 career- including 'Grateful When You're Dead', 'Tattva', 'Hey Dude', 'Govinda' & many, many more. Plus the previously unreleased 'Ballad of a Thin Man.
"In the autumn of 1965 a new television series hit the screen which took Gerry Anderson’s productions into a new dimension. Forty years on, Thunderbirds remains as popular today as it was then with Barry Gray’s music a key element. "The Best Of Thunderbirds" is the latest release in the series that brings to CD the original television recordings of Barry Gray’s music for Gerry Anderson’s classic 1960s shows…" (Silva Screen review)
Buddy Guy revitalized his career when he signed with Silvertone Records in the early '90s. His first album for the label, Damn Right, I've Got the Blues, was a smash success, earning critical acclaim, awards, and sales hand over fist. Prior to that record, he was a legend only among blues fans; afterward, he was a star. Although it was a bit too rock-oriented and slick for purists, Damn Right was a terrific album, setting the pace not only for Guy but for modern electric blues in the '90s. As the decade wore on, Guy continued to make albums for Silvertone, some of them a little complacent, others quite excellent…
Roden was singer with the Alan Bown Set ('60s) and Bronco ('70s) before going solo on the Island label. Only two Roden albums have ever been available on CD anywhere in the world. This CD picks the best of his six albums for Island and is the first best of on either vinyl or CD. Roden has sung/played on albums by Robert Palmer, Paul Kossoff, John Martyn, Mott the Hoople and Jim Capaldi and came from the same West Midlands music scene as Led Zeppelin. He stepped into the late Jim Morrison s shoes when remaining Doors became the Butts Band and worked with legendary New Orleans producer Allen Toussaint.