Kathleen Battle initially made her considerable reputation on the operatic stage, but quickly went on to become a premier recitalist and a vibrant interpreter of a wide variety of musical styles. CLASSIC KATHLEEN BATTLE - A PORTRAIT is an overview of the dynamic soprano's career that emphasizes her remarkable versatility. Her extraordinary technical control is shown to great effect in works by Handel and Bach, and her crystal clear readings of Mozart's "Laudate Dominum" and "Alleluja" leave no doubt as to why she's considered one of the leading exponents of his work…
More Than a Woman is the fifth studio album by American singer Toni Braxton, released on November 18, 2002 by Arista Records. Most of the songs were written by Braxton, her husband Keri Lewis, and her sister Tamar Braxton. The album debuted at number thirteen on the Billboard 200. It was certified gold on December 13, 2002.
Probably one of the best Progressive Rock albums of the 21st Century, 'A Nod and a Wink' should make Peter Bardens (RIP), Camel's loyal fan-base and the band themselves proud. This album is a wonder that isn't perfect, but is surely satisfying…
Available together for the first time ever - the hits of The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive - woven together with some highly entertaining stories by the man behind the music - Randy Bachman. Over a dozen top 10 hits performed by Bachman and his band during a live "unplugged" concert set, recorded in Vancouver in April 2002. The arrangements are hot and the stories behind the songs are absorbing as Randy tells the often-humorous anecdotes behind some of the biggest pop music hits of the last 30 years. Tracks include: No Sugar Tonight, Undun, Let it Ride, These Eyes, Laughing, Four Wheel Drive, No Time, American Woman, Hey You, Looking out for #1, You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet, Takin Care of Business, Shakin All Over.
It was in 2002 that Frédéric took AOR to a new dimension with the critically acclaimed third album « L.A Reflection », which was considered to be the best Westcoast CD of the year by many journalists and fans alike. It featured all the big names in the music industry including Steve Lukather, Mike Porcaro, Jeff Porcaro, David Paich (all Toto members) and a line up of stars like Tommy Denander, Göran Edman, Michael Landau, Vinnie Colaiuta, Michael Ruff, Bruce Gaitsch, Rick Riso and lots of other top L.A. artists.
'Elucidations' is another superb addition to the ever-burgeoning Liquid Sound Design label. Following on from the huge success of 'Mana Medicine', comes chill out maestro DJ Humphrey's latest selection of blissful tunes. Carefully crafted by uber beats / chillout DJ Humphrey (Cafe del Mar, Las Salinas, Big Chill) 'Elucidations' continues the journey of bringing together a collection of exclusive tracks that fuse dub, breaks, electronica, and balearic influences, to create a melting pot of ultra chilled sounds.
The band started out in 1971 as OPOSSUM, a six-member jazz-rock outfit. With time, dissention set in as two of the members wanted to tie the band down to free jazz while the other four wanted to rock. So in 1975, the foursome walked out, regrouped as MORPHEUS* and released a self-produced album titled “Rabenteuer” – a name which combines the German words for “raven” and “adventure”, as in “Raventure”. Unfortunately, the music had been recorded too slowly, resulting in the whole album being a semitone too low. Despite this, the LP (of which a mere 500 copies had been printed) became a collectors’ item. Luckily for us, Garden of Delights has re-released it in CD format, using the original master tapes and making it a point to correct the sound problem. Incredible as it may seem, some 22 years later the whole band has reunited around their guitarist and released a brand new CD titled “For a Second”.