Recorded at Pirate Sound Studio, CA, June 1975. Recorded during studio rehearsals in the summer of 1975 with their new guitarist Tommy Bolin, this previously unissued set includes early versions of "Come Taste.." album tracks, and several lengthy instrumental jams. Track 10 is not to find in the booklet, it is an impromptu version of "I Got You Babe" by Sonny Bono…
These two late-'60s albums were released at the peak of Joe South's commercial success and visibility, coinciding with his hits "Games People Play" (which appears on 1968's Introspect) and "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" (which is on 1969's Don't It Make You Want to Go Home?). This Raven reissue combines both records onto one CD, with the addition of the way-cool psychedelic soul outing "Hole in Your Soul" (from the Games People Play album) as a bonus track.
The much delayed DVD of the Tony Ashton show at Abbey Road in 2000 is finally out on DVD. It has twenty two tracks, including all the PAL and Company Of Snakes performance, as well the three track Tony Ashton set, and Pete York / Eddie Hardin's set. A few of the opening acts are missing, but all the important stuff is here. It's been done as a combined DVD / CD package, so you also get the same set on a 2xCD, all in a thick digipak.
British band Doogie White & La Paz return with a second studio album. Scottish vocalist Doogie White came to the attention of the worldwide audience when Ritchie Blackmore asked him to be the lead singer in his reformed Rainbow. He also worked with Yngwie Malmsteen and Cornerstone and is currently the lead singer of the legendary N.W.O.B.H.M. band - Tank. „Don’t Drink with the Devil”, the first track promoting the album “The Dark and the Light” - number one in Classic Rock Magazine's poll "Tracks of the week"!
The Purple Album is the 12th studio album by British hard rock band Whitesnake. The Purple Album is a tribute and a testament that proves that songwriting might be enough to make an album enjoyable but much more is needed in order to reach legendary status. In the past, Whitesnake revisited their own tracks with success but that was two decades ago when Coverdale was still at his prime. Coverdale assembled a fine cast of musicians here who can not only recreate all the instrumental parts and add in their own identity, but also contribute stellar vocals as well to help him bring these songs back to life. Thankfully, the band decided to give many of these songs a slightly different spin, so it's not a 'note for note' covers album, but a 'reimagining' so to speak.
The first solo album K2 - THE TALES OF TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY. It's not easy to describe Airey’s musical style, but the best approximation is a mix of 70’s hard rock and symphonic progressive rock. The album is proof that Airey is one of the best keyboard players around. Don Airey quit the band Whitesnake to record the solo album K2 - Tales of Triumph and Tragedy. In it he plays with Gary Moore, Cozy Powell, Chris Thompson and Colin Blunstone.
Jon Lord recorded the marvellous rhythm section - Guy Pratt (Pink Floyd, Madonna) & Brett Morgan (Jon Anderson, Sting) and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (with whom Jon had recorded twice before) in June 2011 in Liverpool - conducted by Paul Mann. The production then moved to Abbey Road Studios in London to record Iron Maiden‘s Bruce Dickinson (on vocals with Steve Balsamo and Kasia Laska) and Joe Bonamassa, Darin Vasilev and Steve Morse on guitars.