…The resulting album offered lean, crisp, and generally bracing accounts of the group's then-current sound – a mix of pop/rock highlighted by some prodigious musicianship – and a four-minute glimpse of its progressive rock past in the guise of the "In the Cage Medley," containing "Cinema Show" from Selling England by the Pound. Phil Collins is in good voice throughout and the playing is often impressive, achieving some excitement and intimacy despite the arena-sized audiences to which the group was now playing…
This boxed set contains three doses of pure Uriah Heep magic! It includes THE MAGICIAN'S BIRTHDAY PARTY, ACOUSTICALLY DRIVEN, and SAILING THE SEA OF LIGHT. Uriah Heep - Three Sides of Heep was released in 2004. This is the ultimate collection from Uriah Heep on DVD, three official releases each of which celebrates a very different aspect of this legendary band.
Throughout 1988 and 1989 Johnny Copeland made a video tor Home Cooking. Countless hours of concert footage of Johnny & his band, the Texas Blues Machine, were taped, as were several interviews and a special solo performance featuring Johnny an acoustic guitar. The results were edited down to a one-hour music-documentary video that was weil received throughout the blues world and is still available frorn Home Cooking and its distributors. The present CD presents the music portions of the video, which incidentally were separately recorded at the time on 4-track and digital equiprnent with this purpose in mmd. OnIy the parts which wouldnt make much sense without the visual element have been eidted out for this CD…….
Even though Franz Joseph Haydn is widely credited as the father of the string quartet, the Casal Quartet makes a startling claim that the honor may belong to Franz Xaver Richter, whose seven String Quartets, Op. 5, seem to have determined the character of the genre, from their first performance by Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf's quartet in 1757. Richter's quartets preceded Haydn's and Boccherini's earliest efforts by several years, suggesting that they were likely influential. Furthermore, the sophistication and polish of his Op. 5 suggests that he may well have composed other such quartets, though if he did, they are lost.