From the streets of New York City to the studios of the BBC comes the cream of the New York rock scene, including classic archive performances from the Ramones, New York Dolls, Television, Blondie, Lou Reed and many more.
For their third–and certainly best–record the classically inspired New York Rock And Roll Ensemble recruited Greek composer and songwriter Manos Hadjidakis.
I'm a New York City boy; born and raised. So when it came time to create a new album, I thought, How about celebrating New York? How about saying thanks to the city for giving me my ambition, my sense of humor and my decency. - Barry Manilow. Barry latest studio album is a musical montage with all the sights and sounds of a great city. It's filled with different styles of music: Pop, Easy Jazz, Broadway type songs, early Rock n Roll, a little R&B and a little Funk. It's a musical melting pot just like New York. THIS IS MY TOWN: SONGS OF NEW YORK is a musical journey. Hold on for the ride.
Night Ranger is an American rock band formed in San Francisco, California in the early 80's. A band that epitomized the mega-selling, big hair, soft metal sound, Night Ranger took a break at the end of that decade but reunited in 1996 and they continue to perform in various guises…
Dope funk, psychedelic soul and acid jazz from New York City '70-'74. UK compilation featuring 20 soul, funk and jazz classics from the legendary underground label best known for their acts, the Fatback Band and Black Ivory who are both represented here along with Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby Rydell and many more. Original vinyl from Perception and it's twin label today goes for a small fortune and has been sampled by DJ Shadow and KRS-One. Double slimline jewel case. 2000 release.
They say good things come in small packages. By seamlessly joining an audience recording of In The Court to Michael Giles’ own cassette of the gig at the first night of the Fillmore East (which had been missing the bulk of that song), DGM have faithfully recreated a small slice of KC history - now audible for the first time since the gig some 37 years ago although the majority of this show will be familiar to anyone who has the KCCC25. A tired Ian McDonald records in his 1969 dairy that the band had spent the previous day rehearsing Pictures Of A City ('A Man A City') and ran through it on the afternoon of the 21st just to nail down the arrangements.
How best to describe the performance here? One word: savage. Taken from the FOH tapes recorded by Greg Dean and mixed with audience mics from the Multi-track ADATS by Alex Mundy, this is a powerful testament to the latitude and grasp of the Double Duo in the live arena. Level Five squashes all before it, packing in more musical weight and density into seven minutes than many groups manage over an entire career. A high-powered and potent version of Facts Of Life makes for compelling listening – the revved up solo from Fripp is a joy to behold as is Belew’s rollercoaster solo on LTIA IV.