"‘The A&M Years’ is a 5 CD, 59 track round up of The Tubes time with A&M Records between 1975-79, which includes the self titled debut album which gave them a worldwide hit in ‘White Punks On Dope’. Each disc comes in a replica cardboard wallet of its original LP artwork. Follow ups ‘Young And Rich’, ‘Now’, and the Todd Rundgren produced ‘Remote Control’. Always a sensational live act, the in-concert album ‘What Do You Want From Live’ completes the set. Housed in a sturdy box, each disc comes in a replica cardboard wallet of its original LP artwork along with a booklet containing pictures of all the records plus in-depth liner notes by Classic Rock’s Dave Everley."
Van Morrison's 2016 album Keep Me Singing included the hard blues track "Goin' Down to Bangor," a tune that directly foreshadowed Roll with the Punches, a set of five originals and ten covers drenched in Chicago-style blues. He also heavily engages in collaboration here with appearances by Jeff Beck, Chris Farlowe, Jason Rebello, Paul Jones, and Georgie Fame.
After making their recording debut during the rock steady era of the late sixties, the Gladiators enjoyed modest success before commencing a hugely successful working relationship with Kingston-based producer ‘Prince Tony’ Robinson in 1976. Over the next few years, the trio of Albert Griffiths, Clinton Fearon and Gallimore Sutherland recorded an array of superb roots reggae sides for Robinson, most of which were issued outside their native Jamaica by Virgin Records. The best of these recordings subsequently featured on 3 popular long players: ‘Trenchtown Mix Up’ (1976), ‘Proverbial Reggae’ (1978), ‘Naturality’ (1979), while a fourth, self-produced LP, ‘Sweet So Till’ ensured that as the decade drew to a close, the Gladiators were firmly established as one of reggae music’s leading acts.