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YES "Keys To Ascension"

Proper Records is pleased to announce the releade of YES "Key To Ascension" 4 Cds & Dvd set.

Archetypal prog-rockers Yes formed in London in the late 60s. They gained vast popularity in the 1970s and have managed to keep a faithful following long after the prog movement lost its force. Credit for their long-standing relevance lies with the distinctive vocals and lyrics of frontman Jon Anderson and the musicianship of the band’s many members who have come and gone over the life of the group. Yes wore their prog credentials on their flared sleeves, with long track-times and multiple changes in chord and tempo. Their songs embraced futurism and utopia, and their live appearances involved complex light shows for the total prog experience, while their recorded works featured the intricate artwork of fantasy art favourite Roger Dean.

The band originally performed prog cover versions, with their self-titled debut album in 1969 featuring versions of tracks by The Byrds and The Beatles. They began to write their own material, taking on influences from classical to jazz. The results were a stream of gold and platinum-selling albums throughout the 70s, with Fragile and Close to the Edge considered fan favourites.

Personality clashes are a feature among groups of people in prolonged close contact, and Yes were no different. After a brief spilt in 1980, during which Rick Wakeman and Jon Anderson left the band, a new line-up released Drama. The album made the Top 5 in the UK, despite the absence of Anderson’s lead vocals. Another split followed the album, this time for longer.

The new band emerged two years later, with a new sound. Producer Trevor Horn brought a synth-rock sound to 1983’s 90125. The album gave the band their biggest chart success with “Owner of a Lonely Heart”, which topped the Rock and the Hot 100 charts in the US. The band broke up again after 90125, and the 80s were marked by disputes between former member about rights to the name Yes, and the bands back catalogue. By the late 80s there was Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman and Howe in one corner and Yes, with Squire, White and Kaye in the other. The boys made up and the resulting love-child, Union, though not as commercially successful as previous efforts, did provide the single “Lift Me Up”, which spent over a month at the top of the Album Rock Tracks chart. Since then members have still come and gone, though the albums have not sold as well as their commercial peak.


In 2004 the group were officially resting, though as 2008 marked their 40th anniversary, a world tour was planned... unfortunately illness forced a cancellation of the much anticipated concerts and fans will have to wait to see what they do next.

Keys to Ascension Tracklisting: CD Disc 1 - Recorded Live at SLO 1996 - Siberian Khatru / The Revealing Science Of God / America / Onward / Awaken.
CD Disc 2 - Recorded Live at SLO 1996 - Roundabout / Starship Trooper. Studio Tracks Recorded 1996 - Be The One / That, That Is
CD Disc 3 - Recorded Live at SLO 1996 - I’ve Seen All Good People / Going For The One / Time And A Word / Close To The Edge / Turn Of The Century / And You And I.
CD Disc 4 - Studio Tracks Recorded 1995/1996 - Mind Drive / Foot Prints / Bring To The Power / Children Of Light / Sign Language
DVD - Recorded Live at SLO 1996 - Siberian Khatru / Close To The Edge / I’ve Seen All Good People / Time And A Word / And You And I / The Revealing Science Of God / Going For The One / Turn Of The Centu

The Steve Miller Band in Concert in Paris!

Recorded at film producer George Lucas' infamous studios at Skywalker Ranch, 'BINGO!' is The Steve Miller Band's first studio album in 17 years. 'BINGO!' is the album Steve Miller has waited his entire life to make. Reaching back to his apprenticeship as a young man on the Chicago blues scene, Miller and co-producer Andy Johns brought classic rhythm and blues numbers that have been at the foundation of his music throughout his career into the 21st century. 

A true return to Miller's roots, 'BINGO!' echoes his early years in the Chicago music scene and features carefully chosen and crafted blues tracks performed in distinctive Steve Miller Band fashion. 'BINGO!' was co-produced by Andy Johns (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Van Halen), with artwork designed by the legendary Storm Thorgerson. These recordings feature longtime Steve Miller Band member Norton Buffalo, who sadly passed away in 2009.


Get your tickets at Ticketnet, Fnac and Virgin.

Black Country Communion... New Super Band!


Black Country Communion is a devastating head-on collision between American and British rock influences—a true supergroup that delivers a titanic rock experience greater than the sum of its supremely talented parts. The seed for Black Country Communion was planted when legendary frontman and bass guitarist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Trapeze) and master blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa combined forces on stage in Los Angeles in November 2009 for an explosive performance at Guitar Center’s King of the Blues event.

The brainchild of producer Kevin Shirley (Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin), the band added to its rock lineage with powerhouse drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner) and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Billy Idol, Alice Cooper). Named after the industrial area in Britain where both Hughes and Bonham were born and raised, Black Country Communion began rehearsing and recording tracks written by both Bonamassa and Hughes at Shangri-La Studios in early 2010.

Their debut Self Titled Album, was released on September 21, 2010 in the States on the J&R Adventures Label and September 20, 2010 in Europe on Mascot Records. The band is planning a tour of select venues in 2011.

Thanks to Olivier Garnier

Seal "Commitment"


Over the course of a remarkable career that spans more than two decades, Seal has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide and enjoyed success across numerous genres of music. His emotional, romantic love songs such as “Prayer For the Dying,” the Grammy Award-winning “Kiss From A Rose,” and “Don’t Cry,” (all from 1994’s Seal II), and “Love’s Divine” (from 2003’s Seal IV), delighted fans and earned him critical acclaim.

He has also seen great success in the dance/pop music world beginning with his roots in Britain’s house music/rave scene with his debut 1991 album and returning to those roots with 2007’s dancefloor-friendly System.

In 2008, Seal released "Soul" produced by David Foster, a stunning compilation of classic soul songs delivered with Seal’s unique, signature touch.

"Commitment" is Seal new collaboration with David Foster with brand new songs. Discover the making-of videos of "Commitment" HERE.

BlackHawk's new Greatest Hits Live CD/DVD and new album to be released soon!

The record label Cleopatra just released this new greatest hits of Country band Blackhawk led by Henri Paul (Henri Paul Band, The Outlaws) including a cd and dvd of their performance on Stage.

BlackHawk is mixing their brand new studio album to come in and they posted a few songs, "I'm Better At Hello" and "Down From The Mountain" on their site you can listen to now.

Peter Mayer in concert in Paris, September 23, 2010 at The Sound Gallery


Peter Mayer (member of the band PM) is Jimmy Buffett's lead guitarist, Jimmy will be Buffeting the Olympia (Paris) on Friday 24 September. Karel Beer (concert promoter in Paris) has arranged an intimate evening for Peter whilst he was in town. So Peter will do an acoustic concert with his brother Jim Mayer (also an original member of PM):

September 23, 2010

At 8 pm

At The Sound Gallery

104 quai de Jemappes

75010 Paris (France)

You can get tickets by calling at 01 53 19 98 98 or by email at [email protected]

Don't miss this live event

Steve Winwood in Concert in Paris!

VERYSHOW is pleased to announce an exceptionnal concert of the great Steve Winwood on october 7th at Bobino (Paris). Don't miss that event! Purchase your tickets at Fnac, Ticketnet, Bobino, Veryshow.

Steve Winwood is actually touring to promote Island Records's release of his definitive career retrospective “Revolutions – The Very Best Of Steve Winwood”, a portrait of one of the most influential British musicians in rock history; a singer-songwriter, peerless vocalist, guitarist and keyboard player.  With tracklistings selected from Steve's five decade career.


A child prodigy, Winwood first performed live on stage at the tender age of 8 in his father’s trad jazz band, and joined the Spencer Davis Group at 14.  His stunning vocal style was compared to Ray Charles.  He left Spencer Davis to form Traffic then later teamed up with Eric Clapton in Blind Faith at the tail-end of the Sixties.  Arguably his biggest successes came with his solo work from the Seventies on.

In a career lasting nearly 50 years he has sold over 50 million albums and several of his songs have become standards, notably ‘Gimme Some Lovin’ (memorably covered in The Blues Brothers film), ‘Keep On Running’,  ‘Valerie’, ‘The Low Spark Of The High Heeled Boys’ and ‘Higher Love’.

He has been awarded multiple Grammy awards – for ‘Gimme Some Lovin’ and ‘Higher Love’ (a US no 1 in ’86) In 2008 Rolling Stone ranked him no 33 in the 100 Best Singers Of All Time.

Exclusive interview with Steve Lukather

Steve Lukather is set to release his new solo album "All’s Well That Ends Well" on Monday 11th October 2010 in Europe and Japan, and in February 2011 in the USA and at iTunes. A tour will follow in november. If you liked Steve's previous album "Ever Changing Time", you will LOVE the new one... SURPRISING & AMAZING!

We're pleased to present you an exclusive video interview with Steve shot on september 8th in Paris. ENJOY!


  Thanks to Olivier Garnier

Codie Prevost "GET LOUD"

Building on the momentum from his first two albums “The Road Ahead” (2005) and “Spin 6-PAK Vol. I” (2008), both which have been honored with accolades, Codie Prevost has just launched his highly-anticipated third album, “Get Loud”. 

An exciting change for Prevost this time around was having the opportunity to work with one of Canada’s top producers, Tom McKillip in Vancouver, who captured his unique style and sound. From the lead off single/video “Rolling Back To You” to the potential new wedding song “From Where I Stand”, this album is sure to have something for everyone. The hidden gem on “Get Loud” is “I’m Okay”, written for a friend who was having a hard time dealing with the loss of her brother.


With Main stage performances in 2009 at Dauphin Countryfest and Extreme Country Fever where he received a standing ovation, it is no surprise that he was hand picked by T.J. Greaney, publisher of Country Line Magazine, to perform at the highly acclaimed SxSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. He has also showcased his talents in Nashville during the CMA festival as part of the AristoMedia Global Artist Showcase

Prevost consistently captivates his audiences, treating them to his upbeat and feel-good singles like “Next Weekend”, “Not Just The Beer Talkin’, “Spin”, and “Good Livin’” to sincere ballads including “Call Me When You Get There”, and the infamous tear jerker “I’m Okay.” Gracing the stage with boundless energy and passion, and conveyed with a genuine and non-assuming presence, Codie Prevost has been a much sought-after act ever since he kick started his music career in 2005.

Codie Prevost: Get Loud

Kere Buchanan tells the story behind the songs of "Starting Over"

One of the best surprise of this year is first solo album "Starting Over" by Kere Buchanan, Autralian based Drummer/Keyboardist/Composer/Producer. "Starting Over" features guest vocalists Steve Clisby, Geoff Robertson, Glen Bidmead, Michelle Martinez & Kimi Tupaea. Between Jazz/rock and Soft Rock, all the songs are pure joy.

To discover "Starting Over", we're pleased to present "THE STORY BEHIND THE SONGS" by the author himself, Kere Buchanan!

Kere Buchanan: Starting Over