Average White Band "On The Trip"

AWB

Widely and rightly regarded as one of the best ever soul and funk bands, the now legendary Average White Band tore-up the rule book and conquered the US, UK & International charts with a series of soul and disco hits between 1974 and 1980. AWB’s repertoire has been a source of inspiration and influence for many R&B acts and they are one of the most sampled bands in history, remaining relevant today, continuing to reach new generations of younger audiences. Snoop Dogg, Fatboy Slim, Ice Cube, Puff Daddy, TLC, Rick Ross, will.i.am and Mark Ronson amongst countless others, have all borrowed sections of their grooves.
 After the success of 1979’s ‘Feel No Fret’, the band went into the studio record their next album. The back-story behind the album’s release, has been annotated by Alan Gorrie and Hamish Stuart in the LP notes.

To celebrate the 40TH ANNIVERSARY of ‘Shine’, AWB (past and present) have reconfigured the album as they had originally intended, bringing in the four tracks that they had to ‘leave’ behind when they changed record labels. In addition, due to separate behind the scenes situations, two further tracks were unable to be included on the album and remained unreleased until this century.
‘ON THE STRIP – THE SUNSET SESSIONS’ is what ‘Shine’ could have been; a longer 2LP set, heralding in the new decade.

The album includes the singles ‘LET’S GO ‘ROUND AGAIN’ and ‘FOR YOU, FOR LOVE’, as well as ‘WHATCHA’ GONNA DO FOR ME’, which later become synonymous with Chaka Khan, who recorded it the following year, having sung on an early-take for AWB, when they were recording the album. ‘MISS SUN’ makes it long-awaited inclusion on the album for which it had been recorded until fate dealt another hand, with permission being withheld then appearing as the lead track on Boz Scaggs’ ‘Hits’ LP.
‘Shine’ was a success, reaching #14 in the UK Albums Chart in 1980 and included the worldwide Chart and Club hit ‘Let’s Go ‘Round Again’ but it wasn’t the album that it should have been.

40 years on, Average White Band still ‘shine’ brightly and remain highly influential for today’s groove-merchants and EDM DJs but more importantly now release their album as they wanted.


Georges Lang "West Coast Sound CALIFORNIA" 4 CDs

Lang

New 4CD Box Set released by popular French Radio DJ Georges Lang, dedicated to West Coast Music.

76 songs that illustrate that kind of music through the years from mid 70’s to these days. From The Doors to Young Gun Silver Fox, from The Beach Boys to Beth Hart going through Bill Labounty, The Byrds, Fleetwood Mac, Geyster, John Mayer, Jonathan Wilson, James Taylor. It Includes a 20 pages booklet with Georges Lang’s notes and pictures.


Left Lane "In Common" for the first time ever on cd!!!!

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On March 28, P-Vine Records in Japan will release ”In Common” by Left Lane, originally released in 1985.

This album has previously only been available on LP in Sweden through Sison Music, however in a extremely limited edition. But now,thanks to P-Vine Records ,You will be able to enjoy this album for the first time ever on CD. You can listen to audio files through the attached clip.

Lovers of PM and Peter Mayer Group will enjoy this album. Left Lane features Peter Mayer, guitar and vocals, Jim Mayer ,bass, Roger Guth, drums and Ray Kennedy, keyboards. This album includes the original versions of the songs "In Common" and "Garden Wall", which were instrumental versions on Dave Weckl's debut album "Master Plan" 1990. ”In Common” was recorded and engineered by Jay Oliver in Studio 88 in St. Louis. It was produced as a joint venture with Oliver and the band. With its mix of instrumental and vocals, “In Common” is without a doubt one of the most intelligent collections of music recorded in this genre. Make sure to secure your copy of Left Lane "In Common" by ordering it from the following sources.

They are taking pre-orders now: www.amazon.com, www.cdbanq.com, www.amazon.co.jp, www.hmv.co.jp, http://tower.jp/

You can also check out various retailers on eBay.

Thanks to Mikael Engström


Bill Meyers "Images"

Billmeyers

Bill Myeres "IMAGES" is now available at Warrior records!!!!

Multi-faceted. If there were only one word that could be used to describe Bill Meyers, it would have to be multi-faceted. In addition to being an accomplished musician in his own right. Meyers has produced, arranged, composed and orchestrated platinum selling music for some of the most prolific artists of our time. His credits read like a who's who of American music; Justin Timberlake, Babyface, Whitney Houston, Neil Diamond, Michael Jackson, Donna Summers, Earth, Wind & Fire, Madonna, Rod Stewart, Brian McKnight and many more.

As if this weren't enough, he's also conducted, arranged or composed music for films such as DreamGirls, (starring Jamie Foxx & Beyonce Knowles), Armed & Dangerous (starring the late John Candy) and Dick Tracy (starring Madonna).

Meyers demonstrated a love for the arts at an early age, but it was his family's old Hammond organ that he found his true calling. A few years (and a few lessons) later, Meyers became an accomplished classical organist. While on scholarship at DePaul University, he discovered jazz and pop. "Chicago was a big blues town," he recalls, "I also got heavily into R&B while retaining my love for organized music. That's what led me into pop orchestration." While completing his schooling, Meyers began recording the music he was making. One of these demos found its way into the hands of Canadian pop star Gino Vanelli who invited him to join his band as their keyboardist.

Shortly after he began touring with artists such as George Duke, Boz Scaggs, Lou Rawls and Madonna. Maurice White of the groundbreaking super group Earth, Wind and Fire (EWF) also came across Meyers' music. Meyers and White began a long and fruitful association. Over the years, Bill has produced, arranged and played on a number of EWF albums including the quadruple-platinum "I Am," "Powerlight," "Touch The World," and "Heritage."

In 2006, Bill co-composed & orchestrated original music with Maurice for the Broadway play "Hott Feet." Upon moving to Los Angeles, Meyers joined the prestigious ranks of the industry's most requested studio musicians. His musical expertise graced the works of artists such as Natalie Cole, David Foster, Dionne Warwick, Jennifer Holiday, Olivia Newton-John, Sheila E., and Four Tops. While as a songwriter, his compositions were recorded by performers like Neil Diamond, Rufus, Donna Summer, the Emotions and others. As an arranger, Meyers topped the charts with his string arrangement for Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach" as well as arrangements on her "Like a Prayer" and "I'm Breathless" albums. Additionally, Meyers arranged the horns on the classic EWF track "Let's Groove," the strings on the Bee Gee remake "Emotion" by Destiny's Child and orchestration on Brian McKnight's "Back at One."

Meyers' creativity was not limited exclusively to other artists. Somehow, in the midst of his extensive work with other artists, he managed to find the time to record three solo albums - the Grammy nominated, all-instrumental "Images" album, his first vocal LP, "The Color of Truth," and "All Things In Time." The greatest thrill of all for Bill is film work. "As a kid, I remember seeing Patton with Jerry Goldsmith's brilliant score and saying, "That's what I want to do,'" Meyers reminisces. In addition to the previously mentioned films, Meyers also composed the scores to 5 films (including cues & endtitle song to Starship Troopers Marauders); as well as music for the TV series Standoff (NBC), Life Is Wild (CW), The Maury Povich Show (CBS) and Inside the NBA (TNT).

Artist, producer, arranger, composer. Indeed, Bill Meyers is a modern day musical renaissance man. Regardless of the genre or the form of presentation, Meyers can produce. The holiday single, "Angels We Have Heard On High," marks Meyers' return to releasing music as a solo artist.


Westpoint " Face To The Sea"

Westpoint

Preservation records is proud to present the exclusive remastered CD album of 'Face To The Sea' with extensice booklet with the full story and never seen pictures. Never before released on CD.

Tracklist: Faced To The Sea (Oyvind Lied & Alix Wangberg), Fire (Oyvind Lied & K. Maelumsaether), Joanie (Oyvind Lied & Alix Wangberg), My Dream (Oyvind Lied),  Number One (Erland Hansen & Alix Vangberg),  A Love Like This (Oyvind Lied),  Give Me A Chance (Oyvind Lied),  Ordinary Man (Oyvind Lied & Alix Wangberg) ,  Come On And Sing (Oyvind Lied)

Produced by George Keller,  Recorded at Viking Studio, Oksendal, Norway Engineered by Age Fossum Additional Recordings & Mixdown at Scanax Sound Studios, Oslo Engineered by Alf Christian Hvidsteen

Musicians : Oyvind Lied : Keyboards, Vocals & Background vocals on "Fire" Leif Digernes : Vocals Erland Hansen : Guitars Martin Foldal : Bass Jarle Maloy : Drums Additional musicians : Jon Eberson : Guitar Solo on "Number One" George Keller : Piano Solo on "Joanie", Guitars on "Number One", Background vocals on "My Dream", Percussion & Special Effects Kari Gjaerum : Background vocals on "My Dream" Alix Wangberg : Vocal Solo on "A Love Like This"

Order Westpoint reissue at Preservation records!


Lava "Fire" reissued by Preservation Records with Bonus Track "Sophie"!

Lava

Tracklist: 1. Sophie 2. Fake 3. Something 4. Streetgirl 5. LoosingYou 6. You 7. The Woman I Want  8. Wait For Me 9. I’m In Love 10.Indian Summer BONUS: 11.Sophie

Lava needs no new introduction, as it is a well-established band within the Westcoast/AOR scene. They have made 8 albums spanning from the late 70’s until today, and they still actively performs. Their albums are considered to be Westcoast essentials and several only exists on vinyl.

Preservation records has gotten access to the original mastertapes for Lava – Fire and is re-releasing it exclusively on CD for the first time. It will also include an extended booklet with the full story of how Randy and Lava got together + new photos that never has been available.

Lava has already a big fan base all over the world -Extra bonus track with alternative version of Sophie -Quick sell, first time released on CD.

Remastered from the original master tapes -Extensive picture material included in the cover. -Will appeal to all fans of AOR and Westcoast

Tobias Edborg-Torjussen founded preservation in 2015.

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LAVA "Prime Time"

Primetime

Preservation Records is pleased to announce the re-release of LAVA's Prime Time on cd with three bonus tracks due to October 5th.

It all started with a cup of coffee in Oslo with some of the key members of LavaSvein Dag, Per and Egil, and Tobias with his newly founded record-label, Preservation Records.

Long story short; the meeting resulted in a deal with the goal of re-releasing Lava's catalogue on CD and digitally. The original studio sessions, the master-tapes, has been located and is being re-mastered, this time with modern technology in order to make a fresh sound.

So far, the album "Cruising" is released successfully in Japan, Europe and in Norway. The next on the list is "Prime Time" with three extra bonus tracks. For the first time it is available on CD and will be available digitally for the fans.

Lava

Lava was originally released in 1983 with Egil Eldøen as front vocalist. Sidsel Endresen contributes with vocals on the track "Hard Times". The album peaked at #6 in Norway and stayed on top 40 for 9 weeks in the charts.

"Prime Time" represents a genre that originally came from California in the 70's. The sound is big with expensive production and 1"class musicians". The album was recorded in the legendary Rosenborg Studios in Oslo. Lava is considered the most important representative for this genre in Norway. Today, Lava has a large fan base both in Norway and internationally. Together with Lava, we wish to bring this awesome music to the world!

The album will be sold through Preservation Records and will be distributed in Japan and the world through Diskunion. In addition it will be sold through dedicated westcoast and AOR stores like AOR Heaven in Germany and Blue Desert in Sweden.


Lava "Prime Time"

Primetime

Preservation Records is pleased to announce the re-release of LAVA's Prime Time on cd with three bonus tracks due to October 5th.

It all started with a cup of coffee in Oslo with some of the key members of Lava, Svein Dag, Per and Egil, and Tobias with his newly founded record-label, Preservation Records.

Long story short; the meeting resulted in a deal with the goal of re-releasing Lava's catalogue on CD and digitally. The original studio sessions, the master-tapes, has been located and is being re-mastered, this time with modern technology in order to make a fresh sound.

So far, the album "Cruising" is released successfully in Japan, Europe and in Norway. The next on the list is "Prime Time" with three extra bonus tracks. For the first time it is available on CD and will be available digitally for the fans.

Lava

Lava was originally released in 1983 with Egil Eldøen as front vocalist. Sidsel Endresen contributes with vocals on the track "Hard Times". The album peaked at #6 in Norway and stayed on top 40 for 9 weeks in the charts.

"Prime Time" represents a genre that originally came from California in the 70's. The sound is big with expensive production and 1"class musicians". The album was recorded in the legendary Rosenborg Studios in Oslo. Lava is considered the most important representative for this genre in Norway. Today, Lava has a large fan base both in Norway and internationally. Together with Lava, we wish to bring this awesome music to the world!

The album will be sold through Preservation Records and will be distributed in Japan and the world through Diskunion. In addition it will be sold through dedicated westcoast and AOR stores like AOR Heaven in Germany and Blue Desert in Sweden.


LAVA "Cruisin'"

Lava

Lava needs no new introduction, as it is a well-established band within the Westcoast/AOR scene. They have made 8 albums spanning from the late 70’s until today, and they still performs. Their albums are considered to be Westcoast essentials and several only exists on vinyl.

Preservation records has gotten access to the original mastertapes and is re-releasing it exclusively their essential albums on CD for the first time.