Jay Graydon All Stars - 20TH Anniversary Edition

Jay

A 4 DVD box set, having a few flashbacks from the 1994 and 1996 actual concert footage, a fun and informational band reunion hang at Garden Rake Studios 20 years later, filmed by Todd Homme, and a lot of bonus material, such as for instance a complete explanation by Jay Graydon on how to play his "Peg" solo, as well as a very cool jam session in Jay's garden from 1989 with great musicians, including Steve Lukather, and so much more.


Earth Wind & Fire "Electric Universe" & "Raise" reissues with bonus tracks!

Electric

Record Label Funky Town Grooves will soon reissues Earth Wind & Fire's "Raise" & "Electric Universe" with bonus tracks.

"RAISE" tracklisting: 1. Let’s Groove  
2. Lady Sun
3. My Love
4. Evolution Orange
5. Kalimba Tree
6. You Are A Winner
7. I’ve Had Enough
8. Wanna Be With You
9. The Changing Times

Bonus Tracks: 10. Wanna Be With You (Single Version)
11. Kalimba Tree (12” Version Long Version)
12. Let’s Groove (Special Remixed Holiday Version)
13. Let’s Groove (Single Version)
14. Let’s Groove (Instrumental)
15. I’ve Had Enough (7” Version)
16. The Changing Times (7” Version)

"ELECTRIC UNIVERSE" tracklisting: 1. Magnetic  
2. Touch
3. Moonwalk
4. Could It Be Right
5. Spirit Of A New World
6. Sweet Sassy Lady
7. We’re Living In Our Own Time
8. Electric Nation

Bonus tracks: 9. Magnetic (Extended Dance Remix)
10. Magnetic (Instrumental)
11. Magnetic (7” Version)
12. Touch (7” Version)
13. Sweet Sassy Lady (7” Version)
14. Moonwalk (7” Version)
15. Electric Nation (7” Version)


Street Talk limited reissue at Melodicrock.com

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MelodicRock Records is excited to announce a partnership with Swedish AOR favourites STREET TALK for a limited reissue of the band’s best three albums.  

On August 30 and limited to just 500 units each, MRR will reissue the STREET TALK albums ‘Transition’ (from 2000); ‘Restoration’ (from 2002) and the AOR classic ‘V’ (from 2006).

All three albums are long out of print, highly sought after and when listed, fetch tidy sums on Ebay.  

The new MRR reissues will feature exclusive ALL NEW artwork and each album will feature several bonus tracks.


Mr Mister's "Welcome to the real world" & "Go On" re-released with Bonus tracks by Rock Candy!!

Mr2

ALTHOUGH MR MISTER achieved colossal commercial success there has always been a vast under appreciation of their musical worth. Unfairly viewed by many as a faceless mid 80’s pop rock band, they eventually scored two worldwide hit singles, their sound showcasing technical ability far beyond the level of musical proficiency normally expected. Indeed, there is an argument that elevates Mr Mister into that rarefied breed of highly respected AOR acts such as Toto, Chicago and Steely Dan. Based in Los Angeles, the band was originally formed by Steve George and Richard Page (later adding über drummer Pat Mastelotto and guitarist Steve Farris). Page and George initially recorded unsuccessfully as Pages before changing members and switching their name to Mr Mister, they were then signed to RCA Records by Paul Atkinson, a former member of revered British psychedelic outfit the Zombies.

‘Welcome To The Real World’, was the band’s second album and saw them facing a make or break situation. Fortunately it was a happy ending, with the album producing two #1 hit singles, in ‘Broken Wings’ and ‘Kyrie’, and going on to sell in excess of two million copies. Co-produced by former Yes soundman Paul De Villiers, the album showcases a collection of highly polished tracks, fusing lyrics, melody and showmanship into one glorious clutch of tracks that actually owe as much to progressive rock as they do to catchy pop.

Special Deluxe Collector’s Edition, fully remastered sound, Six Bonus Tracks, 16 page full colour booklet, new interviews, 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork and rare photos. TRACK LISTING: 1. Black/White 2. Uniform Of Youth 3. Don't Slow Down 4. Run To Her 5. Into My Own Hands 6. Is It Love 7. Kyrie 8. Broken Wings 9. Tangent Tears 10. Welcome To The Real World BONUS TRACKS: 11. Kyrie’ (Extended Version) 12. Broken Wings (Live) 13. Uniform Of Youth (Live) 14. Is It Love' (Dance Mix) 15. Is It Love (Dub Mix) 16. Broken Wings (Extended Version)

 

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WHEN MR MISTER’S ‘Welcome To The Real World’ album eventually became a huge international seller, producing two massive hit singles in ‘Kyrie’ and ‘Broken Wings’, the music business hailed them as all conquering heroes destined to take their place in the rock ‘n’ roll hall of fame. So much attention was focussed on this their follow-up album, the meticulously crafted ‘Go On...’, with many eyes and ears confidently predicting another massive success story.

Sadly, however, that was not to be. ‘Go On...’ suffered at the hands of a record company corporate reshuffle, one that saw it change hands and clean out its long time staff. RCA had been sold to German media group BMG who set in motion a restructuring of the company, a place where Mr Mister’s new music was not appreciated. It was a disappointing state of affairs as the band had poured their heart and soul into crafting an album that, in many respects, displayed a far more confident and courageous sound.... but one that BMG were not sold on. Utilising producer Kevin Killen, who had previously crafted records by U2 and Peter Gabriel, ‘Go On...’ elevates the band to another creative level. The sound is perfectly pristine, boasting a brace of superb songs (including the all time great ‘Stand And Deliver’) wrapped up in a progressive pop sheen that, even to this day, makes it entirely unfathomable as to why the record label failed to see its potential.

Special Deluxe Collector’s Edition, fully remastered sound, Four Bonus Tracks, 16 page full colour booklet, new interviews, 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork and rare photos. TRACK LISTING: 1. Stand And Deliver 2. Healing Waters 3. Dust 4. Something Real (Inside Me / Inside You) 5. The Tube 6. Control 7. Watching The World 8. Power Over Me 9. Man Of A Thousand Dances 10. The Border. BONUS TRACKS: 11. Healing Waters (Remix) 12. Bare My Soul (B-Side) 13. Something Real (Inside Me/Inside You) (Rock Dance Mix) 14. Stand And Deliver (Remix)

 

Availables at Rock Candy Records.


BGO Records re-releases 4 Sons Of Champlin on two discs pack.

Sons

BGO Records 4 albums pack includes: The band’s Columbia album from 1973 coupled with the three Ariola Records albums from 1975, 1976 and 1977, Three of these albums made the US Top 200 but the writing was on the wall and the group split in 1977, with Bill Champlin pursuing a solo career before joining Chicago.

In recent years the Sons have reformed, continuing to gig and record with Champlin back in the fold.

Digitally remastered and slipcased. New notes by John Tobler

Tracklist: Welcome To The Dance: 1. Lightnin’ 2. For Joy 3. Who/Heaven Only Knows 4. Right On 5. No Mo’ 6. The Swim 7. Welcome To The Dance:
A – Silence 
B – Sound/Turn Around 
C – Healthy Woman 
D – Welcome To The Dance

The Sons Of Champlin: 1. Lookout 2. Like To Get To Know You 3. Marp Interlude 4. Planet Ripper 5. All And Everything 6. Without Love 7. Rainbow’s End 8. Geoff’s Vibe 9. Queen Of The Rain 10. Goldmine A

Circle Filled With Love: 1. Hold On 2. Here Is Where Your Love Belongs 3. Follow Your Heart 4. Knickanick 5. Imagination’s Sake 6. Still In Love With You 7.Circle Filled With Love 8. To The Sea 9. You 10. For A While 11. Slippery When It’s Wet 12. Helping Hand       

Loving Is Why: 1. Saved By The Grace Of Your Love 2. Loving Is Why 3. What’cha Gonna Do 4. West End 5. Big Boss Man 6. Time Will Bring You Love 7. Doin’ It For You 8. Where I Belong 9. Let That Be A Lesson 10. Love Can Take Me Now

VISIT BGO RECORDS WEBSITE TO CHECK THEIR OTHER REISSUES including 38 SPECIAL, KARLA BONOFF, THE TUBES, BOZ SCAGGS, FM, AMERICA, NIGHT RANGER and many more....


BGO Records re-release 4 Sons Of Champlin on two discs pack.

Sons

BGO Records 4 albums pack includes: The band’s Columbia album from 1973 coupled with the three Ariola Records albums from 1975, 1976 and 1977, Three of these albums made the US Top 200 but the writing was on the wall and the group split in 1977, with Bill Champlin pursuing a solo career before joining Chicago.

In recent years the Sons have reformed, continuing to gig and record with Champlin back in the fold.

Digitally remastered and slipcased. New notes by John Tobler

Tracklist: Welcome To The Dance: 1. Lightnin’ 2. For Joy 3. Who/Heaven Only Knows 4. Right On 5. No Mo’ 6. The Swim 7. Welcome To The Dance:
A – Silence 
B – Sound/Turn Around 
C – Healthy Woman 
D – Welcome To The Dance

The Sons Of Champlin: 1. Lookout 2. Like To Get To Know You 3. Marp Interlude 4. Planet Ripper 5. All And Everything 6. Without Love 7. Rainbow’s End 8. Geoff’s Vibe 9. Queen Of The Rain 10. Goldmine A

Circle Filled With Love: 1. Hold On 2. Here Is Where Your Love Belongs 3. Follow Your Heart 4. Knickanick 5. Imagination’s Sake 6. Still In Love With You 7.Circle Filled With Love 8. To The Sea 9. You 10. For A While 11. Slippery When It’s Wet 12. Helping Hand       

Loving Is Why: 1. Saved By The Grace Of Your Love 2. Loving Is Why 3. What’cha Gonna Do 4. West End 5. Big Boss Man 6. Time Will Bring You Love 7. Doin’ It For You 8. Where I Belong 9. Let That Be A Lesson 10. Love Can Take Me Now

VISIT BGO RECORDS WEBSITE TO CHECK THEIR OTHER REISSUES including 38 SPECIAL, KARLA BONOFF, THE TUBES, BOZ SCAGGS, FM, AMERICA, NIGHT RANGER and many more....


Ray Kennedy's 1980 album re-released by Real Gone Music in an expanded edition!

Kennedy

The late Ray Kennedy wrote, recorded and toured with a Who s Who list of musicians, including Brian Wilson ( Sail On Sailor ), Jeff Beck, Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, Dave Mason, Michael Schenker and many more. He also was the K in the supergroup KGB, the group he formed in the mid- 70s with Barry Goldberg and Mike Bloomfield.

But in 1980, he struck off on his own and signed with the Arc label for this solo album, which was produced by David Foster and boasted such big studio names as Jeff Porcaro, Steve Lukather, and Bill Champlin. The record notched a couple of hits with "Just for the Moment" and "Starlight", and this Expanded Edition added an unreleased track, "Dance the Night Away", along with the original mixes of "It Never Crossed My Mind" and "Just for the Moment" mixed by Kennedy and Jack Conrad prior to David Foster's involvement with the project, plus the single mix of "Starlight"!

 

Ray Kennedy self titled debut is reissued by the label REAL GONE MUSIC

Tracklist: 1. It Never Crossed My Mind 2. Isn’t It Time? 3. Just For The Moment 4. Can’t Seem to Find the Time 5. My Everlasting Love 6. You Oughta Know by Now 7. Sail On Sailor 8. Starlight 9. Let Me Sing You a Love Letter 10. Dance the Night Away (Unreleased) 11. It Never Crossed My Mind (Unreleased Original Mix) 12. Just for the Moment (Unreleased Original Mix) 13. Starlight (Single Version)


Donna Summer "ST" reissue!

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DONNA SUMMER gained prominence during the 1970s disco era, propelled by her incessant and creative driving force behind the genre’s global popularity, rightly earning the title “Queen Of Disco” and becoming one of the most successful recording artists of the entire decade. Donna was the first Artist to have three consecutive Double-Albums reach No. 1 on the US Billboard charts and also became the first artist to achieve four No. 1 singles in a thirteen month period. Donna’s catalogue has sold more than 130 Million units worldwide and this re-issue campaign of seven of her later albums, prove that she was able to accommodate new musical and production styles as the decade progressed.

Donna Summer became the first Artist signed to the new Geffen Records label in 1980 and released her first album – ‘THE WANDERER’ - for the label in the same year. The second album released for the label was the 1982 classic ‘DONNA SUMMER’, which saw her enter new territory, with production duties taken over by Quincy Jones. This proved to be a masterstroke of the highest degree on David Geffen’s behalf, as the next album that Quincy produced was Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’. The album’s r&b/pop dynamic featured a ‘Who’s Who’ of the genre, which can be seen from reading through the album credits, from the album’s lead single ‘Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)’, to the All Star Chorus on the Jon & Vangelis written ‘State Of Independence’, the James Ingram vocal harmonies on ‘Mystery Of Love’, the Bruce Springsteen-penned and performed ‘Protection’ and ‘(If It) Hurts Just A Little’ featuring Shalamar’s Howard Hewett, with a synth-vocal performance that he repeated on Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ on (‘PYT’), the track being heavily sampled in 1999 by Cassius in ‘Cassius 1999’.

This re-mastered re-issue, is packaged in a sumptuous case-bound book, containing the original full album credits and acknowledgements, newly authored liner notes by noted US writer Christian John Wikane, with brand new interviews with Bruce Sudano, James Ingram, Greg Phillinganes, Brenda Russell and Richard Page, as well as the lyrics, as included in the original LP and features the original studio album with non-album ‘B’ side and extra singles mixes.


Foreigner "The Best Of Foreigner 4 & More"

Foreigner

With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 US hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million.

Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Hot Blooded,” “Cold As Ice,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” Foreigner continues to rock the charts more than thirty years into the game.  

At Foreigner’s core is founder and lead guitarist Mick Jones, the visionary maestro whose stylistic songwriting, indelible guitar hooks and multi-layered talents continue to escalate Foreigner’s influence, along with lead vocalist Kelly Hansen, bass guitarist Jeff Pilson and multi-instrumentalist Tom Gimbel.  

Founded in 1976, Foreigner’s debut album produced the hits “Feels Like The First Time,” “Cold As Ice” and “Long, Long Way From Home.” The album Double Vision followed, as did a string of hits like “Urgent,” “Juke Box Hero” and “Waiting For A Girl Like You.” Those songs helped give Foreigner’s next album, 4, its impressive run at #1 on the Billboard chart. At the zenith of 80’s sound, Foreigner’s fifth album, Agent Provocateur, gave the world the incredible #1 global hit,” I Want To Know What Love Is.” This musical milestone followed the record-breaking song “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” which appeared on the previous record “4”.

An unprecedented new level of energy commenced in 2002 when Mick Jones decided to take Foreigner to the next level. He was joined by the astonishing Kelly Hansen on vocals, and continues as they lead the group in a re-emergence of astounding music that speaks to long time Foreigner fans and younger generations. With renewed energy and direction, Foreigner hit the Billboard charts again with the 2005 release of their live greatest hits album, Extended Versions. Can’t Slow Down followed in 2009, and entered the Billboard chart in the Top 30, driven by two Top 20 radio singles, “In Pieces” and “When It Comes To Love.” To follow was the release of the band’s 3-disc set, Feels Like The First Time, which included an acoustic CD with an intimate and unique re-interpretation of many Foreigner classics, studio re-records by the new lineup and a live performance DVD showcasing the group’s exceptional live energy.  

Foreigner experienced another surge in popularity when several of their hits were featured on the Rock Of Ages soundtrack, including “I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Juke Box Hero” and “Waiting For A Girl Like You” – more songs than any other one band on the soundtrack. Hollywood quickly took note, and several more tracks were featured in hit films “Anchorman 2,” “Magic Mike” and “Pitch Perfect,” sending Foreigner downloads up 400%. The video game industry was soon to follow. The blockbuster release, “Grand Theft Auto V,” features Foreigner’s “Dirty White Boy,” and “Hot Blooded” is included in the November 2013 release of “BandFuse”. The high visibility of Foreigner’s songs continues to introduce the band’s music to a whole future generation of fans. On October 3rd & 4th 2014, Foreigner performed and record a unique event at the prestigious Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ.  For the first time ever, the band presented 'The Best of Foreigner 4 & More' show.  This is a theme that will continue through select live shows, with a repertoire consisting of some of the best and most loved songs of Foreigner “4” plus a selection of other Foreigner timeless hits. Foreigner ”4” remains the best selling and fans’ favorite album in the entire Foreigner catalogue. This is a release that will resonate very deeply with the Foreigner audience and go on to become a major release in Foreigner’s catalogue.


3 TOTO remastered reissues by Rock Candy Records!!!

Toto

THE RELEASE OF the debut Toto album signalled a significant tipping point in the development of rock. Similar sounding acts such as Foreigner, Journey and Steely Dan had sowed the seeds of melodic AOR but none at that point had truly crafted the definitive role model. Toto took basic elements and turned them into pure gold by crafting a sound that was precise, cultivated and pretty much flawless, blending memorable songs with state of the art production and melodies that would propel their songs onto the airwaves from Los Angeles to London and all points in between.

Formed by the cream of the LA session circuit, the band’s credential were further enhanced by keyboard player and composer David Paich, a man who had carved a successful song writing reputation with artists such as Boz Scaggs. Joining him was guitar prodigy Steve Lukather, lead vocalist Bobby Kimball, bassist David Hungate, and two brothers in keyboardist Steve and drummer Jeff Porcaro; all men with their eyes on the prize and talent to burn.

Originally issued in 1978, the album produced two massive worldwide hit singles, ‘Hold The Line’ and ‘I’ll Supply The Love’, securing them a top ten album in the Billboard Charts and double Platinum certification. Elsewhere the tracks range from the soulful pop of ‘Georgy Porgy’ to the raging, almost malevolent, hard rock of ‘Girl Goodbye’. Special Deluxe Collector’s Edition, fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology, 1 bonus track, 16 page full colour booklet, 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork and rare photos.

Hydra

IT’S FAIR TO say that Toto’s debut album was one of the surprise events of 1978. It was rammed to the rafters with methodically crafted tracks, and produced two bonafide hit singles; ‘I’ll Supply The Love’ and ‘Hold The Line’. It was these two songs that reshaped the sound of melodic rock, giving rise to the style that forever onwards became known as AOR. Certified double platinum, the future for Toto looked assured or so they thought...

When they returned with their second album ‘Hydra’, originally released in 1979, their fans and critics were confronted with a work that although immediately recognisable, was considerably more advanced and complex. Instead of serving up another dish of stylistic pop rock, they reached deep inside and committed to elaborate compositions and intricate arrangements. In many respects the approach could be traced directly back to the band’s progressive rock leanings; something that their musical ability and dexterity had always hinted at. Actually ‘Hydra’ is arguably Toto’s finest hour.

It is a record that combines all the positive aspects of a band that not only wrote great songs but also presented them in a format that wasn’t clichéd or pedestrian. The title track, for instance, is a seven minutes plus anthem that has become a career cornerstone, whilst shorter, sharper tracks such as ‘White Sister’ and ‘All Us Boys’ reinforced the AOR backbone in spectacular form. Special Deluxe Collector’s Edition, fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology, 16 page full colour booklet, 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork and rare photos.

Turnback

YOU COULD SAY that ‘Turn Back’ is the lost Toto album. Whilst their debut record achieved double platinum sales figures, producing two global hit singles, and it’s follow up ‘Hydra’, was eventually acknowledged as a neo progressive rock triumph, ‘Turn Back’ flew beneath the radar and barely caused a blip on the charts before disappearing from sight.

The fact that their follow up album ‘Toto IV’ has won an unprecedented seven Grammys and contained three top 10 hit singles only seems to emphasise the point. But although it is the least well known early era Toto album, to die-hard fans of the band it is regarded as one of their creative highpoints. Originally issued in 1981, it found the band taking a far more aggressive approach, dialling down the keyboards and upping the guitar quota by a considerable margin. This was, for all intents and purposes, an arena rock album designed to stave off their detractors and emphasise that they could hold their own against meatier acts such as Foreigner and Boston.

Once again, much of the material was written or co-written by David Paich but the songs are tougher and far more dynamic than their previous work. Much of this was due to the enlistment of renowned British co-producer Geoff Workman who provided a raw, heavy sound. Highlights include ‘Goodbye Elenore’, ‘A Million Miles Away’ and the brilliantly arranged ‘English Eyes’, a candidate for their greatest ever track. Special Deluxe Collector’s Edition, fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology, Produced by Geoff Workman,16 page full colour booklet, 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork and rare photos.