Joe Hisaishi composed this all-new score for the classic 1926 film The General starring Buster Keaton! The General is a 1926 American silent comedy film released by United Artists inspired by the Great Locomotive Chase, which happened in 1862. Buster Keaton starred in the film and co-directed it with Clyde Bruckman. It was adapted by Al Boasberg, Bruckman, Keaton, Charles Henry Smith (uncredited) and Paul Girard Smith (uncredited) from the memoir The Great Locomotive Chase by William Pittenger.
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
Although admittedly a posthumous release, I was very surprised at the rather dismissive tenor of many of the reviews of this album to date. Hopefully this record will be reappraised soon as being a release worthy of anyone's consideration as I feel it does enhance an already rich legacy left behind by this very fine and innovative band. (So what if Charisma wanted to ride the slipstream of the lucrative ELP juggernaut?)
Second studio album of the late Spanish pop group Mecano, composed by Nacho and José María Cano brothers, musicians and composers, and singer Ana Torroja. With the prospect of the past 30 years since the start of his career, Mecano is still considered the best pop group of the golden age of Spanish music between 1981-1992. In this work the group away from the bohemian aesthetic of their debut album moving towards the 'post punk'.
Released to coincide with their 25th anniversary, Grandes Exitos is a two-CD collection with accompanying DVD from the influential Spanish synth pop trio Mecano. Its 30 tracks include early singles "Hoy No Me Puedo Levantar" and "Barco a Venus"; material from their critically acclaimed final two studio albums, Descanso Dominical and Aidalai; and several unreleased songs.
Album LP reissued on CD from the original released in 1982. It was the debut of the late Spanish pop group Mecano, built by brothers Nacho and José María Cano, musicians and composer, and singer Ana Torroja. With the perspective of 30 years since the start of his career, Mecano is still considered the most prominent pop group of the golden age of Spanish music between 1981-1992. The group essentially typecast in pop music, techno evolved from baseline to eclecticism at the end of his time. The success in the Spanish-speaking world made to reach more than 25 million albums sold internationally.