The seventh album by this long-running German metal institution is a very special 14-song, 64-minute foray into all this band is capable of, and fans know they run the gamut of all that is special about the power metal sub-genre. 'Land of the Crimson Dawn' is, therefore, their most diverse and compelling album to date
Pink Floyd will release the mono version of their 1967 debut The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn on vinyl LP for this year’s Record Store Day. This is a new mono remaster by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman. The vinyl masters were cut in 2018 from the original analogue mono master tape. The record is pressed on heavyweight vinyl and comes with a black poly-lined inner bag. To differentiate this mono from the stereo, Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis (with Peter Curzon) created some additional packaging in the form of a card envelope which features a psychedelic design, including a gold embossed version of the graphic by Syd Barrett which also features on the reverse of the original mono LP.
Wobbler return with another fantastic slice of Norwegian progressive rock, this one titled "Rites at Dawn". Never a band to shun their influences, which include such 70's legends as Yes, The Moody Blues, Genesis, Gentle Giant, King Crimson, and Cathedral, the band take that framework and build upon it, creating music that is rich in prog rock traditions of yesteryear but at the same time all their own. Remarkable lead & backing vocal harmonies, superior musicianship, an appreciation for classic sounds of the 70's, epic songs, a warm & inviting production, all these things are what makes "Rites at Dawn" a truly great album.
Having released two albums in a nine month period between October 1981 and July 1982, “Three of a Perfect Pair” is the final part of the recorded trilogy begun with “Discipline” and “Beat”. Originally released in April 1984, from the pointillist minimalism of the title track through to the urgent rush of ‘Sleepless’ and the album’s closer ‘Larks’ Tongues in Aspic III’ - the only reference to the 1970s incarnations of the band – Crimson’s distinctive mixture of rock, electronica, funk and pure pop songs, ensured the group’s status as one of the most interesting and innovative bands of the decade.
Deluxe box set containing 21 CDs, four Blu-rays and two DVDs - all audio. Three CDs feature Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp stereo mixes of In The Wake Of Poseidon (1970), Lizard (1970) & Islands (1971) + additional tracks. Six CDs feature the Islands line-ups early concerts from Germany (new to CD) and the UK (1971). Nine CDs feature live recordings (several new to CD and/or previously unreleased in any format) from the 1972 US tour, including a new stereo mix of Summit Studios and an expanded Earthbound…