Category Archives: New CDs

Emerson Lake & Palmer Release Live At the Mar y Sol Festival ’72

Emerson Lake & Palmer - Live at the Mar Y Sol Festival '72
Live at the Mar y Sol Festival ’72 (2011) is another archival release of live music by legendary progressive rock band Emerson Lake & Palmer (ELP). This is the first-ever official release of this Emerson Lake & Palmer legendary concert. The Mar y Sol Festival was a Woodstock-like rock music festival that took place in Manatí, Puerto Rico, on April 1–3, 1972.

The album features the classic ELP line-up with Keith Emerson on keyboards, Greg Lake on bass and vocals and Carl Palmer on drums.

Tracks

1 – Hoedown
2 – Tarkus
3 – Take A Pebble
4 – Lucky Man
5 – Piano Improvisation
6 – Pictures At An Exhibition
7 – Rondo

Progressive Rock Legend Renaissance Releases Special Limited Edition Live CD and DVD Set

Renaissance Limited Edition DVD/2CD
One of the pioneering bands of symphonic progressive rock, Renaissance, has released a limited edition live CD/DVD set. The collection was filmed and recorded during Renaissance’s recent United States tour. With the exception of someone using a black and white camera at the back of a theater in the 1970s, this is the first time Renaissance has ever been filmed and professionally recorded in concert.

The love and energy bestowed upon us by those of you that were able to attend, reflects in our performance,” say band leaders Annie Haslam Michael Dunford. “It is especially exciting for us to have fans all around the world able to see and hear our wonderful new band. We now have five strong vocalists within the band, two keyboard players, an orchestral drummer/percussionist and phenomenal bass player who capture all the lush and richness of our orchestrations.”

The live recording was made at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside (Pennsylvania, USA) on September 23 2011. It contains over two hours of Renaissance live performance, including two classic albums performed live in their entirety: Turn of the Cards and Scheherazade and Other Stories.

This DVD/2CD set is not available in retail stores or elsewhere online. It is available exclusively on Renaissance’s web site at http://RenaissanceTouring.com/DVD.

Ambient Electronica Master Robert Rich Releases Medicine Box

Robert Rich - Medicine Box
Robert Rich, one of the leading musicians in the area of ambient electronica, has a new CD titled Medicine Box. The album includes great artwork from John Bergin, in bright 3-fold Digipack.

Medicine Box features Cheri Chuang’s wordless crystalline voice on three songs, with traces of Persian inflection. There are deep basslines that hint at dub, while analog synth skitters and chuffs the outlines of a rhythmic grid, propelled forward by pulsing north African drums.

Sustaining guitars bring a psychedelic edge. Cello and reeds echo plaintively in the distance. Rich’s sparse piano adds droplets of modal jazz to this dark tea.

Musicians:

Robert Rich: synths & amp; MOTM, flutes, steel guitars, piano, bass, percussion
Haroun Serang: guitar on 1
Cheri Chuang: voice on 2,6,9
Edo Castro: bass on 3,6,9
Hans Christian: cello on 3,5,7,9
Slim Heilpern: chromatic harmonica, 4

Track listing

1. Alba                 4:16
2. Kaaruwana            6:18
3. Macula               6:27
4. Cornea               5:24
5. Crepescule           6:39
6. Pollen               7:33
7. Callyx               5:58
8. Salamander Quay      7:37
9. Helios               10:42

Yes Release Keys To Ascension 4CD+DVD Boxed Set

Yes - Keys To Ascension Box Set
In 1995, progressive rock band Yes reformed its most celebrated line-up: Jon Anderson on vocals, Chris Squire on bass, Steve Howe on guitars, Rick Wakeman on keyboards and Alan White on drums. This reunion was greeted with anticipation by millions of fans worldwide.

New studio tracks were recorded at Yesworld studios in San Luis Obispo, California throughout the winter of 1995 and spring of 1996. They then embarked on a series on a series of live concerts in March 1996 at The Freemont Theatre in San Luis Obispo, performing timeless classics from all phases of their career.

The result was Keys To Ascension. The 5-disc box set presents for the first time all of these performances in one package. The original artwork is by Roger Dean.

Track Listings

Disc: 1 – Recorded Live at San Luis Obispo 1996

1. Siberian Khatru
2. The Revealing Science Of God
3. America
4. Onward
5. Awaken

Disc: 2 – Recorded Live at San Luis Obispo 1996

1. Roundabout
2. Starship Trooper
3. Studio Tracks Recorded 1996 – Be The One
4. That, That Is

Disc: 3 – Recorded Live at Recorded Live at San Luis Obispo 1996 – 1996

1. I’ve Seen All Good People
2. Going For The One
3. Time And A Word
4. Close To The Edge
5. Turn Of The Century
6. And You And I

Disc: 4 – Studio Tracks Recorded 1995/1996

1. Mind Drive
2. Foot Prints
3. Bring To The Power
4. Children Of Light
5. Sign Language

Disc: 5 – DVD Recorded Live at SLO 1996

1. Siberian Khatru
2. Close To The Edge
3. I’ve Seen All Good People
4. Time And A Word
5. And You And I
6. The Revealing Science Of God
7. Going For The One
8. Turn Of The Century
9. America
10. Onward
11. Awaken
12. Roundabout
13. Starship Trooper