Following in the footsteps of Nouvelle Vague and Hayseed Dixie, German trio the Baseballs proved that the concept of the covers band needn't always be confined to weddings and bar mitzvahs with their debut album, Strike. Reviving the sounds of the '50s, their old-fashioned rock & roll interpretations of contemporary pop hits saw them enter the Top Ten across nine European countries, but now with the element of surprise removed, they face an uphill task if they are to avoid the novelty wearing off with their second album, Strings 'n' Stripes. Luckily, the Elvis lookalikes have upped the ante on their 14 tracks with a braver selection of song choices and their first-ever original composition, "Hard Not to Cry," an authentic barbershop quartet-inspired tale of heartbreak which could comfortably fit onto a vintage jukebox playlist.
A massive collection with faszinating mystic sounds from Africa, Asia and Orient. "Buddha Deluxe Lounge" with his 50 trax slides you in a faszinating mystic mood. Exotic instruments, mystic vocals phrases, a mystical journey into another world. Enjoy "Buddha Deluxe Lounge Vol.11: Best Of 7 Years!" …50 mystic bar sounds!
Includes continuous mix by DJ Maretimo.
This release includes all five of Be Bop Deluxe's studio albums, with additional bonus tracks, plus an additional disc of previously unreleased home demos, rough studio mixes and live recordings. The recordings have all been freshly remastered and the project over-seen by Bill Nelson. All bonus tracks added to the 1990 CD releases have been remastered and added to this release too, except for the bonus live tracks on the 'Axe Victim' release. This remaster is an improvement upon the 1990 releases, and has thankfully avoided being 'brick-walled'. I would suggest this is the last word on digital 16-bit releases of these studio albums.
Snow Patrol have announced their first new album in nearly seven years. The Gary Lightbody-fronted band last released a full-length record in 2011 with their sixth studio album ‘Fallen Empires’, which charted in the top five in both the UK and US. The band’s apparent hiatus is now over, with Snow Petrol set to return to action later this year with the forthcoming release of ‘Wildness’. Set to be released on Republic on May 25, the 10-track album has been produced by Jacknife Lee.