On November 11, Rhino Records will celebrate the music of avant-garde iconoclast Don Van Vliet, a.k.a. Captain Beefheart, with a new four-CD box set. SUN ZOOM SPARK: 1970 to1972 focuses on the period following the release of his career-defining 1969 album Trout Mask Replica. During that creatively fertile patch, Beefheart released three albums that have long lingered in the shadow of Trout Mask and even of Beefheart’s Richard Perry-produced debut Safe as Milk. SUN ZOOM SPARK revisits these three albums – Lick My Decals Off, Baby, The Spotlight Kid, and Clear Spot- in freshly remastered editions, and adds a fourth disc containing fourteen previously unreleased outtakes and alternates from Beefheart and his Magic Band cohorts. Housed in a 7½ x 7½ picture box - still sealed in stickered shrinkwrap.
Amazing 100 CD Set of containing a plethora of Classic Jazz tunes. New Orleans was the starting point of the collective improvisation. The Jazz for which the city on the Mississippi Delta was to become so famous for developed at the beginning of the 20th century.
Fronted by former model Doro Pesch, the German metal band Warlock consisted of guitarists Rudy Graf and Peter Szigeti, bassist Frank Rittel, and drummer Michael "Micha" Eurich. Originally formed in 1983, the group was heavily influenced by such fellow European metal outfits as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Accept, both musically and with their lyric/subject matter. The quintet issued their debut album in 1984, Burning the Witches, following it up with 1985's Hellbound, 1986's True As Steel (the same year Warlock played at England's annual mammoth metal festival, Castle Donnington), and 1987's Triumph and Agony. Warlock called it quits by 1988, as Pesch launched a solo career.
The Vintage Blues Box is a carefully planned journey around the blues world of the 1920s, '30s and '40s. Listeners who take their seat in Big Bill Broonzy's rockin' chair are booked for a ride across the American South, from the Carolinas throungh Mississipi to Texas, then north to Chicago…
Three CD box set gathering up the first three studio albums by UK Pub Rock R&B legends The Inmates. Includes the UK #36 hit single 'The Walk' and the USA #51 hit single 'Dirty Water'. Also features the singles 'Love Got Me', 'So Much In Love', '(I Thought I Heard A) Heartbeat', 'Me And The Boys', 'She's Gone Rockin' and 'Stop It Baby'. Debut album First Offence reached #40 in the American National Charts when originally released in 1979. Housed in a sturdy clam shell box, each album comes in a cardboard wallet featuring original LP artwork. Detailed 20 page booklet includes informative sleeve notes by "History Of Rock" editor Michael Heatley and pictures of all relevant records.
The essential history of the blues, includes of 100 superb performances from the 20's of the XX century to our days. There are so many wonderful artists to enjoy on this collection: B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Bessie Smith, Sonny Boy Williamson, T-Bone Walker, Lightnin' Hopkins, Howlin' Wolf, Elmore James, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Big Walter Horton, Albert King, Koko Taylor, James Cotton, and more…
The box set attempts to present a history of the blues from the dawning of recorded music to the present day. It offers a survey of many different blues sub-genres and tangential music styles, as well as a survey of almost all the most notable blues performers over time. In 2004, the box set won two Grammy Awards for "Best Historical Album" and "Best Album Notes." That same year it was #2 on Billboard's Top Blues Albums chart.
2013 five CD box set containing a quintet of albums packaged in cardboard mini LP sleeves and housed in a slipcase. Lou Reed, the former frontman of legendary New York rock band The Velvet Underground, established himself as a solo artist after quitting the band in 1970 and is still active today. The five albums in this collection are his first five with Sire Records.