Damian Lewis-narrated documentary telling the colourful story of Island Records, the Jamaican-founded record label built by maverick boss Chris Blackwell which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009.
2008 solo release from the singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist. Robert Berry is a name that needs little introduction for the real music lovers because of his experience in bands such as Hush, 3 (with Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer), Ambrosia, GTR (with Steve Howe) and Alliance (with members of Boston, Night Ranger and Sammy Hagar's band) and his solo work. The Dividing Line is a superb Melodic Rock album where magnificent songwriting abilities melt with exquisite arrangements and…
With one of the most successful tours of 2008 behind it—and the two-CD set Returns (Eagle Records, 2009) released to document the event—the reunion of fusion powerhouse Return to Forever—keyboardist Chick Corea, guitarist Al Di Meola, bassist Stanley Clarke and drummer Lenny White—appeared to be over. No surprise, however, that the group's triumphant performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival was also recorded, and now sees release a year after the tour began. Impeccably recorded with a multi-camera crew, and featuring a number of audio options, it's the perfect document of a tour that brought unexpected mass popularity back to fusion.
Fusion never really went away, but thanks to the efforts of two of its greatest innovators, it's been making a powerful comeback in recent years. Keyboard legend Chick Corea reunited with guitarist Al Di Meola, bassist Stanley Clarke and drummer Lenny White for a summer 2008 tour of fusion progenitor Return to ForeverReturn to ForeverReturn to Forever
band/orchestra , that became one of the year's biggest successes, documented on the double-CD set Returns (Eagle Records, 2009).
Three CD collection of seminal tracks from the Psychobilly genre spanning three decades of Psychobilly. This triple disc box set includes many 'household names' from the Psycho scene including The Meteors, The Krewmen, Guana Batz, Demented Are Go, Batmobile, and many others… You will not be disappointed. Anagram Records, 2009.
Trippin', the third album from the Paris-based Eric Legnini Trio, is a stylish collection of tunes named in honor of The Meters' third album, Struttin' (Josie, 1970). When Legnini takes to the Fender Rhodes, on "Trippin'" or "Doo Goo" for example, the influence of The Meters' organ-driven sound is clear—both tunes are uplifting, dance-oriented numbers with "Doo Goo" featuring some irresistible and funky rhythms. But this album is much more than a tribute album to New Orleans rhythm and blues—the trio is certainly capable of funky, danceable tunes but it can also deliver on ballads, hard bop, and straight-ahead material.