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  • Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 Quick View

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    Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975

    The Eagles are, without a doubt, one of the most influential American bands of all time. Direct from L.A., these musicians brought together various influences and melded them into a sound that established a new musical direction in both rock and country. Whether it's the opening guitars driving the beat of Take It Easy or the lilting melody of Best Of My Love, the Eagles' tight harmonies, smooth lead vocals and masterful musicianship enable Their Greatest Hits to play like a jukebox in country-rock heaven.

    1. Take It Easy
    2. Witchy Woma
    3. Lyin' Eyes
    4. Already Gone
    5. Desperado
    6. One Of These Nights
    7. Tequila Sunrise
    8. Take It To The Limit
    9. Peaceful Easy Feeling
    10. The Best of My Love
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    Decade Of The Eagle

    From being pioneers of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal,
    to becoming one of the most successful UK rock acts of all time,
    Saxon have always transcended definitions, trends and eras.
    From 1979's Saxon album to Destiny in '88, the band enjoyed
    considerable success both in the UK and further afield. It's no
    wonder their influence has spread across the globe, and played
    a crucial role in the way we look at hard rock and heavy metal
    today. The decade from '79's debut record was vital, not only in
    establishing Saxon's talent and reputation, but also in laying the
    foundations for what has followed.


    BMG are proud to release this anthology that looks back at the
    years which built the Saxon legend. Spanning their first nine albums
    DECADE OF THE EAGLE is the very best of the first decade of their
    astonishing career. This anthology represents the sweep and scope
    of what Saxon have achieved. They were certainly a core part
    of the whole NWOBHM movement, perhaps the greatest metal
    genre of them all, but moved beyond this to become one of the
    all-time masters of heavy metal. But in doing so, Saxon have also
    ensured they are now representative of the heart and soul from
    the NWOBHM time. They have done this by remaining true to the
    values which established them in the first place. Driven by a desire
    to continuously set the highest standards and meet them head on,
    Saxon's work on those nine studio albums still resonates resoundingly.
    From "Rainbow Theme," the opening track on that debut, to
    "Red Alert," the closing song on Destiny, this is timeless stuff. Music
    that will continue to inspire metalheads for generations to come,
    as it has influenced so may up until now. In those immortal words,
    fill your heads with... HEAVY METAL THUNDER!

    1. Backs To The Wall
    2. Wheels Of Steel
    3. 747 (Strangers In The Night)
    4. Strong Arm Of The Law
    5. Denim And Leather
    6. Power And The Glory
    7. Sailing To America
    8. Rock N'Roll Gypsy
    9. Waiting For The Night
    10. Ride Like The Wind
    Saxon
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  • Decade Of The Eagle (Deluxe) Decade Of The Eagle (Deluxe) Quick View

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    Decade Of The Eagle (Deluxe)

    From being pioneers of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal,
    to becoming one of the most successful UK rock acts of all time,
    Saxon have always transcended definitions, trends and eras.
    From 1979's Saxon album to Destiny in '88, the band enjoyed
    considerable success both in the UK and further afield. It's no
    wonder their influence has spread across the globe, and played
    a crucial role in the way we look at hard rock and heavy metal
    today. The decade from '79's debut record was vital, not only in
    establishing Saxon's talent and reputation, but also in laying the
    foundations for what has followed.


    BMG are proud to release this anthology that looks back at the
    years which built the Saxon legend. Spanning their first nine albums
    DECADE OF THE EAGLE is the very best of the first decade of their
    astonishing career. This anthology represents the sweep and scope
    of what Saxon have achieved. They were certainly a core part
    of the whole NWOBHM movement, perhaps the greatest metal
    genre of them all, but moved beyond this to become one of the
    all-time masters of heavy metal. But in doing so, Saxon have also
    ensured they are now representative of the heart and soul from
    the NWOBHM time. They have done this by remaining true to the
    values which established them in the first place. Driven by a desire
    to continuously set the highest standards and meet them head on,
    Saxon's work on those nine studio albums still resonates resoundingly.
    From "Rainbow Theme," the opening track on that debut, to
    "Red Alert," the closing song on Destiny, this is timeless stuff. Music
    that will continue to inspire metalheads for generations to come,
    as it has influenced so may up until now. In those immortal words,
    fill your heads with... HEAVY METAL THUNDER!

    1. Stallions Of The Highway
    2. Big Teaser
    3. Backs To The Wall
    4. Militia Guard
    5. Wheels Of Steel
    6. 747 (Strangers In The Night)
    7. Suzie Hold On
    8. Motorcycle Man (live)
    9. Strong Arm Of The Law
    10. Heavy Metal Thunder
    11. 20,000ft (live)
    12. Dallas 1PM
    13. And The Bands Played On
    14. Never Surrender
    15. Denim And Leather
    16. Fire In the Sky (live)
    17. Princess Of The Night
    18. Power & The Glory
    19. Nightmare
    20. The Eagle Has Landed
    21. Midas Touch
    22. Sailing To America
    23. Crusader
    24. Devil Rides Out
    25. Back On The Streets
    26. Rockin' Again
    27. Rock N' Roll Gypsy
    28. Broken Heroes
    29. Waiting For The Night
    30. Rock The Nations
    31. Northern Lady
    32. Battle Cry
    33. Ride Like The Wind
    34. Red Alert
    Saxon
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    On The Border


    Certified Multi-Platinum (2 times) by the RIAA. (3/01)


    On their third album, the Eagles finally produced a No. 1 hit with The Best of My Love, but most of On the Border is marked by tough rockers, not sweet ballads. Already Gone is a brusque kiss-off and Midnight Flyer a bluegrass kicker, while James Dean recalls the '50s rebel icon, and the title track reflects on paranoia and creeping Big Brotherism. The Eagles also cover a Tom Waits tune, Ol' 55, and pay tribute to alt-country godfather Gram Parsons on My Man. The album title is prophetic in the sense that the band that made this record (bolstered by the addition of guitarist Don Felder) was on the verge of greatness, but not quite there yet. --Daniel Durchholz

    1. Already Gone
    2. You Never Cry Like A Lover
    3. Midnight Flyer
    4. My Man
    5. On The Border
    6. James Dean
    7. Ol' 55
    8. Is It True?
    9. Good Day In Hell
    10. The Best Of My Love
    The Eagles
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  • Hotel California Hotel California Quick View

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    Hotel California


    Certified Multi-Platinum (16 times) by the RIAA. (3/01)


    It's no accident that The Eagles Greatest Hits might one day pass Michael Jackson's Thriller as the best-selling album of all time-- the Eagles made great singles. By contrast, their albums could be spotty and strained by self-conscious artistry. Hotel California was arguably the band's best single album--it was certainly the Eagles' biggest original disc-- and it also underscored the band's need to make a big statement. The title tune reflected the album's theme of paradise lost in California, painting this picture with a musical arrangement that punctuated strumming guitars with dramatic drums, and perhaps the band's most famous lyric: You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave. New Kid in Town was an equally fine albeit much more traditional Eagles ballad. Life in the Fast Lane aspired to hard rock but largely gunned its engine without taking off. The rest is okay, but nothing more than secondary Eagles songs that happened to be nestled into the album that came to define the `70s supergroup. --John Milward

    1. Hotel California
    2. New Kid In Town
    3. Life In The Fast Lane
    4. Wasted Time
    5. Wasted Time [Reprise]
    6. Victim Of Love
    7. Pretty Maids All In A Row
    8. Try And Love Again
    9. The Last Resort
    The Eagles
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    Zipper Down

    Jesse Hughes and Joshua Homme are sharing some sexy Eagles of Death Metal news, including release plans for their fourth album, ZIPPER DOWN, EODM's first new studio release since 2008. Currently on tour in Europe, the dynamic duo is also revealing EODM's extensive tour plans for North America and Europe, and announcing an upcoming VICE-produced documentary film about the charismatic Hughes (AKA "Boots Electric").


    EODM was formed in 1998 in Palm Desert, California by best friends Jesse Hughes and Joshua Homme. Despite their band name, EODM (Eagles Of Death Metal) is not a death metal band. The story goes that a friend was introducing Joshua Homme to the death metal genre, and Homme wondered what a cross between the Eagles and a death metal band would sound like. With that, EODM was born.

    1. Complexity
    2. Silverlake (K.S.O.F.M.)
    3. Got A Woman
    4. I Love You All The Time
    5. Oh Girl
    6. Got The Power
    7. Skin Tight Boogie
    8. Got A Woman (slight return)
    9. The Deuce
    10. Save A Prayer
    11. The Reverend
    Eagles of Death Metal
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    Analog Man

    Grammy Award winning rock and roll legend Joe Walsh returns with the Fantasy Records/Concord release Analog Man, his first solo album in two decades! Analog Man is both modern and timelessly soulful, packed with Walsh's beloved wit, charm and chops, all encompassed by an incredibly raw and intimate sound.


    Features Walsh's amusing take on the 21st century in the title track and Lucky That Way which boasts a guest appearance by Ringo Starr. The 10-track album was co-produced by Jeff Lynne with Tommy Lee James co-writing some of the songs. It's been 20 years and I have a lot to say, said Walsh. These songs come from the heart.


    Walsh, best known for his powerful guitar lick, joined the Eagles in 1976 and is credited for bringing a harder rock sound to the band with the acclaimed Hotel California, The Long Run and Eagles Live. A singer/songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Walsh has entertained for more than four decades, not only as a solo artist, but as a part of admired acts like The James Gang and Barnstorm. Fitting to a true Analog Man, the release is pressed on audiophile quality 180g vinyl with a download card.

    1. Analog Man
    2. Wrecking Ball
    3. Lucky That Way
    4. Spanish Dancer
    5. Band Played On
    6. Family
    7. One Day At A Time
    8. Hi-Roller Baby
    9. Funk 50
    10. India
    Joe Walsh
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    America

    This debut album of America is considered as a folk-pop classic filled with a great collection of memorable songs that proves their influence on acts as The Eagles and Dan Fogelberg.


    Using vocal harmonies on "Sandman" and "Children and an intricate interplay of acoustic guitars is for the period of time highly ambitious. The hits of this album are of course the widely known "A Horse With No Name", "I Need You" and again "Sandman" but also the buoyantly charming "Three Roses", the yearningly lovely "Rainy Day" and the quietly ringing "Clarice" make this album as one of their best and recommendable for any kind of music fan. A classic to own and a stepping stone to into the world of folk-pop music.

    1. Riverside
    2. Sandman
    3. Three Roses
    4. Children
    5. A Horse With No Name
    6. Here
    7. I Need You
    8. Rainy Day
    9. Never Found The Time
    10. Clarice
    11. Donkey Jaw
    12. Pigeon Song
    America
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    Post Pop Depression

    A lot of geezers my age don't work out of their comfort zone anymore because once you become legendary you don't want people challenging you." - Iggy Pop


    Post Pop Depression is IGGY POP's new, studio album, produced by Joshua Homme (Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal). The 17th Iggy Pop album, and a worthy addition to the 22 album legacy spawned with the immortal trilogy of The Stooges, Fun House and Raw Power, spanning massively influential solo outings including 1977's opening 1-2 combo of The Idiot and Lust For Life, and 1990's gold-certified Brick By Brick.


    The first Iggy Pop album co-created with producer Homme, Post Pop Depression began with a succinctly worded text from Iggy to Joshua, and was realized in seclusion with Homme's enlisted aid of his Queens Of The Stone Age bandmate and Dead Weather-man Dean Fertitia and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders.


    Post Pop Depression is a singular work that stands proudly alongside the best works of either of its principles, from The Stooges to Queens Of The Stone Age, bearing its creators' undeniable sonic DNA while sounding like nothing they've done before. It's a record that wouldn't exist without either Pop or Homme-and one that probably shouldn't in theory if you really think about it-but it does, and we and rock n roll are all the better for it.

    1. Break Into Your Heart
    2. Gardenia
    3. American Valhalla
    4. In The Lobby
    5. Sunday
    6. Vulture
    7. German Days
    8. Chocolate Drops
    9. Paraguay
    Iggy Pop
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    Post Pop Depression (Deluxe)


    Includes 16 Page Booklet


    A lot of geezers my age don't work out of their comfort zone anymore because once you become legendary you don't want people challenging you." - Iggy Pop


    Post Pop Depression is IGGY POP's new, studio album, produced by Joshua Homme (Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal). The 17th Iggy Pop album, and a worthy addition to the 22 album legacy spawned with the immortal trilogy of The Stooges, Fun House and Raw Power, spanning massively influential solo outings including 1977's opening 1-2 combo of The Idiot and Lust For Life, and 1990's gold-certified Brick By Brick.


    The first Iggy Pop album co-created with producer Homme, Post Pop Depression began with a succinctly worded text from Iggy to Joshua, and was realized in seclusion with Homme's enlisted aid of his Queens Of The Stone Age bandmate and Dead Weather-man Dean Fertitia and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders.


    Post Pop Depression is a singular work that stands proudly alongside the best works of either of its principles, from The Stooges to Queens Of The Stone Age, bearing its creators' undeniable sonic DNA while sounding like nothing they've done before. It's a record that wouldn't exist without either Pop or Homme-and one that probably shouldn't in theory if you really think about it-but it does, and we and rock n roll are all the better for it.

    1. Break Into Your Heart
    2. Gardenia
    3. American Valhalla
    4. In The Lobby
    5. Sunday
    6. Vulture
    7. German Days
    8. Chocolate Drops
    9. Paraguay
    Iggy Pop
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    Hasten Down The Wind

    Make Haste! Grab the Limited-Edition 180g LP of this Classic Now!


    Did any musician have more talent at their beckon call during the 70s than Linda Ronstadt? Absolutely not. Part of her impeccable string of mid-1970s albums that defined California's soft-rock scene, the Grammy-winning Hasten Down the Wind is Ronstadt at her best and that's saying something. Consider the watertight repertoire: The Warren Zevon title track. Patsy Cline's (by way of Willie Nelson) 'Crazy.' Buddy Holly's 'That'll Be the Day.' Nelson's 'Down So Low.' Karla Bonoff's 'If He's Ever Near.' Ry Cooder's 'The Tattler.'


    And then, there's the supporting cast, which includes Eagles legend Don Henley on drums and harmony vocals, folk-rock legend Peter Asher on guitar, session drumming master Russ Kunkel, and multi-instrumentalist sensation Andrew Gold playing just about everything with strings or skins. Couple this with the thematically revealing cover in a nod to the escapism of fantasy romance novels, the singer stands on a beach before an ocean and a running horse, her exposing dress a sign of the lovesick vulnerability that colors the songs and Hasten Down the Wind is the complete package of sensuality, passion, and poignancy.


    Now, due to Mobile Fidelity's trademark sonic restoration, the album finally has the exquisite sound it has always deserved. Listeners can now literally feel Ronstadt's deep-seeded emotions. Even better, her covers of affecting ballads and midtempo country-rock numbers intentionally revolve around vocal-heavy arrangements. It's no wonder that the album, which topped the country charts, also yielded two Top 20 hits and resulted in the artist's first platinum-record award.


    But make haste! Quantities are limited, and, unlike Ronstadt's timeless interpretations, this will not be around forever.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Lose Again
    2. The Tattler
    3. If He's Ever Near
    4. That'll Be The Day
    5. Lo Siento Mi Vida
    6. Hasten Down the Wind
    7. Rivers of Babylon
    8. Give One Heart
    9. Try Me Again
    10. Crazy
    11. Down So Low
    12. Someone To Lay Down Beside Me
    Linda Ronstadt
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  • Where I've Been Where I've Been Quick View

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    Where I've Been

    "I think this is the best work we've ever done," explains JD & The Straight Shot founder and frontman Jim Dolan of the band's latest release, Where I've Been. "I'm so proud of the music that my band and I have put together. I believe in this album."


    Produced by Joe Walsh, Where I've Been features several breakthrough singles including "Governor's Song," which challenges some of today's most well-known political figures; "Under That Hood," a transformative single that tells the tragic story of Trayvon Martin; and "Hard to Find," which will be featured in the highly-anticipated film, St. Vincent, starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy.


    Dolan's day gig is Cablevision Systems CEO and Executive Chairman of Madison Square Garden, where he also oversees New York sports teams such as the Knicks and the Rangers. Music is his passion.


    "I needed something in my life where I felt like I was actually creating," says Dolan. "Most of what I do as an executive is orchestrate. I don't actually set up cable and I don't really shoot hoops," he says, laughing. "Music is something I've played since I was a kid. It's me purely expressing myself."


    JD & The Straight Shot's creative nucleus is Dolan and guitarist Marc Copely (B.B. King), who pen all the band's music and lyrics. Instrumentally indispensable is guitarist Aidan Dolan; keyboardist Brian Mitchell (Bob Dylan, Levon Helm); and drummer Joe Magistro (The Black Crowes). Also part of the band are some of pop music's finest session players, bassist Zev Katz (Aretha Franklin, Elton John), and violinist Erin Slaver (Rod Stewart, Trace Adkins, Martina McBride).


    Dolan started JD & The Straight Shot in 2000. The band has recorded four previous albums: Midnight Run (2012), Can't Make Tears (2011), Right On Time (2008), and Nothing To Hide (2005) - as well as an EP, Daily News Blues (2010).


    The band's style is steeped in the quiet fire of Americana, with distinctive elements of the blues and mystical, rustic, New Orleans-flavored roots music - topped off with a dash of the classic rock of Dolan's youth.


    "I grew up on bands like the Allman Brothers," says Dolan. "We played those records until the grooves wore right off of them."


    JD & The Straight Shot has been covered by The New York Times, Billboard, and New York Magazine, among other publications, and performed on "Good Day New York." Their song "Can't Make Tears" is the theme song for AMC's TV show Hell on Wheels, and their music has been featured in many films, including the critically acclaimed August: Osage County.


    The group has opened for the Eagles on several tours, including the current "History of the Eagles" tour, the "Summer 2010" tour, and the band's stadium tour with the Dixie Chicks and Keith Urban. JD & The Straight Shot has also opened up for both Joe Walsh and Don Henley's solo tours, the James Gang reunion tour, and performed at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Austin City Limits.

    1. Palm Reader
    2. Where I've Been
    3. Hard To Find
    4. Under That Hood
    5. The Drift- PT 1
    6. Violet's Song
    7. Going Nowhere Good
    8. White Bird
    9. Girls Night Out
    10. Governor's Song
    11. History
    12. Fall From Grace
    13. The Drift- PT 2
    JD & The Straight Shot
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  • Live At Wolf Trap Live At Wolf Trap Quick View

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    Live At Wolf Trap

    Having sold millions of albums since their beginnings in the 1970s, the Doobie Brothers have maintained a loyal fan base over the course of their astonishing 30-year career. Despite the inevitable lineup changes over the years, the band continues to be a strong touring outfit & this top quality recording is fresh from their 2004 tour. Recorded at the Wolf Trap in Virginia, the band delivers the hits the fans love, alongside the best of their most recent material.
    1. Rockin' Down The Highway
    2. Jesus Is Just Alright
    3. Dangerous
    4. Another Park, Another Sunday
    5. Steamer Lane (Instrumental)
    6. South City Midnight Lady
    7. Snake Man
    8. 5 Corners
    9. Rainy Day Crossroad Blues
    10. Clear As The Driven Snow
    11. Don't Start Me Talkin'
    12. Take Me In You Arms
    13. Little Bitty
    14. Black Water
    15. Long Train Runnin'
    16. China Grove
    17. Listen To The Music
    The Doobie Brothers
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  • Performing This Week... Live At Ronnie Scott's Performing This Week... Live At Ronnie Scott's Quick View

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    Performing This Week... Live At Ronnie Scott's

    Limited Edition

    Jeff Beck is a true rock legend. From his time with the Yardbirds in the '60s, through the Jeff Beck Group and throughout his solo career, his unique guitar style and constant desire to explore new musical arenas and sounds has won him the admiration of his peers and the adoration of legions of fans. In 2007 Jeff Beck performed a series of concerts at the renowned Ronnie Scotts club in London. They became the must have ticket of the year with a packed audience every night. This release features performances recorded across the different nights and presents the best version of each track.

    LP 1
    1. Becks Bolero
    2. Eternitys Breath
    3. Stratus
    4. Cause Weve Ended As Lovers
    5. Behind The Veil
    6. You Never Know
    7. Nadia
    8. Blast From The East
    9. Led Boots


    LP 2
    10. Angels (Footsteps)
    11. Scatterbrain
    12. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat / Bush With The Blues
    13. Space Boogie
    14. Big Block
    15. A Day In The Life
    16. Where Were You


    LP 3
    17. People Get Ready
    18. Blanket
    19. Little Brown Bird
    20. You Need Love
    21. Rollin' And Tumblin'
    22. Race With The Devil
    23. Crazy Legs
    24. Train Kept A Rollin'
    25. My Baby Left Me
    26. Matchbox
    27. Baby Blue
    28. Honky Tonk

    Jeff Beck
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    Sweet Summer Sun-Hyde Park Live

    This summer, over 100,000 delirious fans packed into Hyde Park for two spectacular outdoor concerts to see Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood do what they do best. The Stones delivered a five star performance packed full of hits such as 'Start Me Up', 'Brown Sugar', 'Jumpin' Jack Flash', 'Miss You', 'It's Only Rock 'N' Roll', 'Gimme Shelter', 'Doom And Gloom' and 'Sympathy For The Devil', as well as one or two surprises.


    Mick Jagger said: "It was a great gig It was beautiful with the sun going down over Hyde Park. I can't think of a better way celebrate the Rolling Stones' 50 than doing it on our home patch in front of 100,000 people on a glorious summer night enjoy it we certainly did."


    Keith Richards commented: "Coming back to Hyde Park was like a full circle being drawn, and the band were in top form. We thought what could be more appropriate than having a great summer in London!"


    From the second the Rolling Stones stepped out onto the stage each night, through to the dazzling firework and pyrotechnic display that heralded the end of the concert, fans old and new were treated to a non-stop, hit after hit performance, which took them through the Stones' huge back catalogue. Keith Richards wowed the crowds by weaving his charismatic guitar licks with Ronnie Wood's immense solos, Mick Jagger was on spectacular form, his boundless energy on stage matched by a number of stunning outfit changes, and Charlie Watts the unflappable heartbeat of the band, driving the band on through the set.


    Former guitarist Mick Taylor - whose live debut with the Stones took place at the original 1969 Hyde Park concert - joined the band on stage to guest on the bluesy 'Midnight Rambler' and on closing track 'Satisfaction', whilst long-term live band members Lisa Fischer, Darryl Jones, Chuck Leavell, Bernard Fowler, Bobby Keys and Tim Ries all added their inimitable flair and finesse.


    The Rolling Stones Sweet Summer Sun - Hyde Park Live is the perfect way for concert-goers to relive their favourite memories from the gigs, and for their fans to see the band back where they truly belong: live on the stage in their hometown.

    LP 1
    1. Start Me Up
    2. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll
    3. Tumbling Dice
    4. Emotional Rescue
    5. Street Fighting Man
    6. Ruby Tuesday
    7. Doom And Gloom
    8. Paint It Black

    LP 2
    1. Honky Tonk Women
    2. You Got The Silver
    3. Before They Make Me Run
    4. Miss You
    5. Midnight Rambler
    6. Gimme Shelter

    LP 3
    1. Jumpin' Jack Flash
    2. Sympathy For The Devil
    3. Brown Sugar
    4. You Can't Always Get What You Want
    5. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

    DVD
    1. Start Me Up
    2. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll
    3. Street Fighting Man
    4. Ruby Tuesday
    5. Doom And Gloom
    6. Honky Tonk Women
    7. You Got The Silver
    8. Happy
    9. Miss You
    10. Midnight Rambler
    11. Gimme Shelter
    12. Jumpin' Jack Flash
    13. Sympathy For The Devil
    14. Brown Sugar
    15. You Can't Always Get What You Want
    16. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
    The Rolling Stones
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    Who's Next

    Ranked 28/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Who's Next is regarded by many as The Who's masterpiece which says a lot considering the group's legendary output. Originally, Pete Townshend intended these songs for the massive multimedia extravaganza, Lifehouse which was eventually abandoned. Producer Glyn Johns convinced Townshend and the Who to present the best of this material as a straightforward Rock & Roll record and it resulted in some of the group's most focused and powerful work ever produced. Bookended by the classics Baba O'Riley and Won't Get Fooled Again, Who's Next is one of the defining albums of '70s hard rock from one of the greatest bands of all time.


    Who's Next has been named one of the best albums of all time by VH1 (#13) and Rolling Stone (#28 on its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time). Upon its release it was named the best album of the year in The Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics poll. It was also ranked #3 in Guitar World's Greatest Classic Rock Albums list. Many of its nine tracks are perennial favourites on classic rock radio, especially Baba O'Riley, Bargain, Behind Blue Eyes, and the closing track Won't Get Fooled Again. The album appeared at number 15 on Pitchfork Media's top 100 albums of the 1970s. The album is also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. In 2006, the album was chosen by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 best albums of all time. In 2007 it was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for historical, artistic and significant value. In 1999 it was the subject of a Classic Albums documentary produced by Eagle Rock Entertainment which has aired on VH1 and BBC among others, entitled Classic Albums: The Who - Who's Next.The album was selected as the 32nd-best of all time by Mojo in January 1996. In 2011, Classic Rock Review named Who's Next its album of the year for 1971.

    1. Baba O'Riley
    2. Bargain
    3. Love Ain't For Keeping
    4. My Wife
    5. The Song Is Over
    6. Getting In Tune

    7. Going Mobile
    8. Behind Blue Eyes
    9. Won't Get Fooled Again
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    On Tenderness, JD Souther balances his pop and jazz sensibilities paying particular homage to his earliest influences, the geniuses of the 20th Century Great American Songbook, while maintaining the signature qualities that have made him one of the true contemporary giants of American song.


    Souther is best known penning countless hits for the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Roy Orbison, James Taylor, Don Henley, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Brooks and Dunn and others; while establishing a cult following as a performer with the Souther-Hillman-Furay Band and as a solo artis

    1. Come What May
    2. Something in the Dark
    3. This House
    4. Let's Take a Walk
    5. Dance Real Slow
    6. Show Me What You Mean
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    8. Need Somebody
    9. Downtown
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    Steve Miller Band Greatest Hits 1974-1978

    Greatest Hits 1974-78 chronicles the best singles from Steve Miller's most successful years. Included are The Joker, Fly Like an Eagle, Take the Money and Run, Jungle Love, Rock n 'Me and Jet Airliner which have all gone on to become classic rock standards.
    1. Swingtown
    2. Jungle Love
    3. Take The Money And Run
    4. Rock 'N Me
    5. Serenade
    6. True Fine Love
    7. The Stake
    8. The Joker
    9. Fly Like An Eagle
    10. Threshold
    11. Jet Airliner
    12. Dance, Dance, Dance
    13. Winter Time
    14. Wild Mountain Honey
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    Wallflower is five-time Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall's new studio album released via Verve Records. Wallflower is a collection of songs from the late 60's to present day that inspired Krall in her early years. Produced by 16-time
    Grammy® Award-winning producer David Foster, the album finds Krall breaking new ground with her interpretations of some of the greatest pop songs of
    all time.


    On Wallflower, Diana Krall showcases her considerable gifts as a vocalist in a bold and beautiful way. Krall sings a set of songs that include
    familiar popular classics like The Mamas and the Papas' "California Dreaming" and the Eagles' "Desperado," favorite vintage songs by Krall's musical
    heroes Bob Dylan (he inspired the album's title track "Wallflower") and Elton John ("Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word"). The album also features
    more recent gems like Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over" and a wonderful new composition from Paul McCartney ("If I Take You Home Tonight").
    Diana Krall's unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time. Krall has sold more
    albums than any other female jazz artist in the last 30 years, establishing herself as one of the best-selling artists of her generation. The new album marks
    Krall's first studio effort since 2012's Glad Rag Doll, produced by T Bone Burnett, which debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and at No. 1 on the Jazz
    Albums chart.


    Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, she has won five
    Grammy® Awards, eight Juno® Awards and has also earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums.


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    1. California Dreamin'
    2. Desperado
    3. Superstar
    4. Alone Again (Naturally) duet with Michael BublÉ
    5. Wallflower featuring Blake Mills
    6. If I Take You Home Tonight
    7. I Can't Tell You Why
    8. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
    9. Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels)
    10. I'm Not In Love
    11. Feels Like Home duet with Bryan Adams
    12. Don't Dream It's Over
    Diana Krall
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    Best known for her classic song, Killing Me Softly which was featured on her 1972 self-titled debut, Lori Lieberman has gone on to record a number of albums for Capitol Records, Pope Music and Drive On Records. Lieberman's early musical history formed in the '70s on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip and the West Coast club scene circuit that included singer/songwriters such as Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and the Eagles.


    Bend Like Steel is Lieberman's most personal record to date. The 11-song set was arranged by Lieberman and features her on guitar and piano along with a guest appearance by guitarist Lyle Workman (Sting, Beck). Mastered by Gavin Lurssen (Alison Kraus/Robert Plant).


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    1. If Not Now
    2. Mr and Mrs Make-Believe (feat. Monty Byrom)
    3. Cup of Girl
    4. Bend Like Steel
    5. Cecilia
    6. For More
    7. My Sister's Boyfriend
    8. Steady Heart
    9. These Things
    10. Netherlands
    11. There's A Harbor
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    Best known for her classic song, Killing Me Softly which was featured on her 1972 self-titled debut, Lori Lieberman has gone on to record a number of albums for Capitol Records, Pope Music and Drive On Records. Lieberman's early musical history formed in the '70s on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip and the West Coast club scene circuit that included singer/songwriters such as Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and the Eagles.


    Originally released on CD for Drive On Records in 2009, Gun Metal Sky marked Lori Lieberman's debut as an arranger for strings and woodwinds. While most of the songs are self-penned, the collection also includes unique and interesting versions of songs from some of our most beloved songwriters, including Emmylou Harris, Paul Simon, The Bee Gees and The Hollies.


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    1. Early Wednesday Morning
    2. Another Galaxy
    3. New York Mining Disaster 1941
    4. Gun Metal Sky
    5. The Opposite of Love
    6. When You Were Mine
    7. He Needs You
    8. Bus Stop
    9. More Than This
    10. My Baby Needs a Shepherd
    11. Killing Me Softly
    12. Takes Courage
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    Springsteen, Dylan and Americana fans will find nothing unauthentic about James Maddock's brand of singer-songwriter music from Leicester, England which goes by the brand name, Wood. The verse to the opener Stay You, is Boss-ified, while Whole Lot To Think About is a country-Neil Young moment (Maddock must've heard Only Love Can Break Your Heart a time or two).


    With his influences on the sleeve of his peasant shirt, Maddock's dreamy, gentle songs sound familiar-it's impossible not to imagine his musings as outtakes from the Jackson Browne/Eagles songbooks. And that's the problem: Wood's best songs (Straight Line has a Fleetwood Mac/Landslide-feel; Knock on the Head could be an inverted Going to California ) sound like retreads of others'-and those are only the first four! Ultimately, Maddock will have to invent something he can claim as his own, but for now he's picked a primo crop to emulate.


    -Denise Sullivan (All Music Guide)

    1. Stay You

    2. Straight Lines
    3. Whole Lot To Think About
    4. Knock It On The Head

    5. I Only Came For You

    6. Let Me Fall

    7. You Said The Words

    8. Could I Be (Radio Edit)

    9. Our Time Has Come

    10. You Make Me Feel Bad

    11. Man On Fire

    12. Never Ending

    13. Ending
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    Leadbelly (Pure Pleasure)

    Leadbelly's last recording sessions for a commercial record label, held in the early fall of 1944, yielded a dazzling 12 songs, embracing virtuoso guitar blues (Grasshoppers In My Pillow), pounding piano-driven scatting (The Eagle Rocks, with Leadbelly himself at the ivories, a talent for which he wasn't usually recognized), and familiar standards done in some startlingly different ways, including Goodnight, Irene, Rock Island Line, and Ella Speed, done with the understated accompaniment of a zither (courtesy of Paul Mason Howard) as well as his own guitar. Leadbelly was in excellent voice and top form on guitar and piano - having gone to California to test the commercial waters, he met Tex Ritter, an old friend, who arranged for Leadbelly to come to his house and, with Merle Travis playing as well and Capitol executive Lee Gillette present, auditioned then and there for the label; he was energized by the experience, and Capitol's recording caught the brightest as well as the deepest tones in his playing, thus making this record one of the very best showcases for acoustic 12-string guitar of the period. Sadly, only a handful of these tracks were issued during the man's own lifetime, thus convincing him that they were another career dead end - in 1956 (and again in 1962) they emerged with an impassioned annotation by Dave Dexter Jr., imploring people to buy these last commercial sides by one of the most celebrated bluesmen of the century.



    Production notes: Whilst this album has been mastered and produced to the highest possible standards it is NOT upto what would be considered audiophile standards. This would be impossible bearing in mind the standards of recording and mastering at the time.




    Musicians:



    • Leadbelly (guitar, piano)

    • Paul Mason Howard (zither)




    Recording: October 1944 in Hollywood, USA

    Production: Dave Dexter Jr. and Lee Gilette



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



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    Goodnight Irene
    Grasshoppers In My Pillow

    The Eagle Rocks
    Rock Island Line

    Ella Speed
    Backwater Blues
    Take This Hammer
    Tell Me, Baby
    Eagle Rock Rag

    Western Plain
    Sweet Mary Blues
    On A Christmas Day
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    During the 1970s, a new brand of pop music was born - one that was steeped in African and African-American styles - particularly jazz and R&B but appealed to a broader cross-section of the listening public. As founder and leader of the band Earth, Wind & Fire, Maurice White not only embraced but also helped bring about this evolution of pop, which bridged the gap that has often separated the musical tastes of black and white America. It certainly was successful, as EWF combined high-caliber musicianship, wide-ranging musical genre eclecticism, and '70s multicultural spiritualism. "I wanted to do something that hadn't been done before," Maurice explains. "Although we were basically jazz musicians, we played soul, funk, gospel, blues, jazz, rock and dance music which somehow ended up becoming pop. We were coming out of a decade of experimentation, mind expansion and cosmic awareness. I wanted our music to convey messages of universal love and harmony without force-feeding listeners' spiritual content."Maurice was born December 19, 1941, in Memphis, TN. He was immersed in a rich musical culture that spanned the boundaries between jazz, gospel, R&B, blues and early rock. All of these styles played a role in the development of Maurice's musical identity. At age six, he began singing in his church's gospel choir but soon his interest turned to percussion. He began working gigs as a drummer while still in high school. His first professional performance was with Booker T. Jones, who eventually achieved stardom as Booker T and the MGs.After graduating high school, Maurice moved to the Windy City to continue his musical education at the prestigious Chicago Conservatory Of Music. He continued picking up drumming jobs on the side, which eventually lead to a steady spot as a studio percussionist with the legendary Chicago label, Chess Records. At Chess, Maurice had the privilege of playing with such greats as Etta James, Fontella Bass, Billy Stewart, Willie Dixon, Sonny Stitt and Ramsey Lewis, whose trio he joined in 1967. He spent nearly three years as part of the Ramsey Lewis Trio. "Ramsey helped shape my musical vision beyond just the music," Maurice explains. "I learned about performance and staging." Maurice also learned about the African thumb piano, or Kalimba, an instrument whose sound would become central to much of his work over the years.In 1969, Maurice left the Ramsey Lewis Trio and joined two friends in Chicago, Wade Flemons and Don Whitehead, as a songwriting team composing songs and commercials in the Chicago area. The three friends got a recording contract with Capitol and called themselves the "Salty Peppers," and had a marginal hit in the Mid-western area called "La La Time." That band featured Maurice on vocals, percussion and Kalimba along with keyboardists/vocalists Wade Flemons and Don Whitehead.


    After relocating to Los Angeles and signing a new contract with Warner Bros., Maurice simultaneously made what may have been the smartest move of his young career. He changed the band's name to Earth, Wind & Fire (after the three elements in his astrological chart). The new name also captured Maurice's spiritual approach to music - one that transcended categories and appealed to multiple artistic principals, including composition, musicianship, production, and performance. In addition to White, Flemons and Whitehead, Maurice recruited Michael Beal on guitar, Leslie Drayton, Chester Washington and Alex Thomas on horns, Sherry Scott on vocals, percussionist Phillard Williams and his younger brother Verdine on bass.


    Earth, Wind & Fire recorded two albums for Warner Brothers: the self-titled 1970 album Earth, Wind And Fire and the 1971 album The Need Of Love. A single from this album, "I Think About Lovin' You," provided EWF with their first Top 40 R&B hit. Also in 1971, the group performed the soundtrack to the Melvin Van Peebles film 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song'.


    In 1972, White dissolved the line-up (except he and brother Verdine White) and added Jessica Cleaves (vocals - formerly of the R&B group The Friends of Distinction), Ronnie Laws (flute, saxophone), Roland Bautista (guitar), Larry Dunn (keyboard), Ralph Johnson (percussion) and Philip Bailey (vocals, formerly of Friends & Love). Maurice became disillusioned with Warner Brothers, which had signed the group primarily as a jazz act. Maurice, in contrast, was more interested in combining elements of jazz, rock, and soul into an evolving form of fusion, a truly universal sound.


    A performance at New York's Rockefeller Center introduced EWF to Clive Davis, then President of Columbia Records. Davis loved what he saw and bought their contract from Warner Bros. With Columbia Records, debuting with the 1972 album Last Days And Time, the group slowly began to build a reputation for innovative recordings and exciting, live shows, complete with feats of magic (floating pianos, spinning drum kits, vanishing artists) engineered by Doug Henning and his then-unknown assistant David Copperfield. Their first gold album, Head To The Sky, peaked at number 27 pop in the summer of 1973, yielding a smooth tangy cover of "Evil" and the title track single. The first platinum EWF album, Open Our Eyes, whose title track was a remake of the classic originally recorded by Savoy Records group the Gospel Clefs, included "Mighty Mighty" (number four R&B) and "Kalimba Story" (number six R&B).


    Maurice once again shared a label roster with Ramsey Lewis, whose Columbia debut Sun Goddess, was issued in December 1974. The radio-aired title track was released as a single under the name Ramsey Lewis and Earth, Wind & Fire. It went to number 20 R&B in early 1975. The Sun Goddess album went gold, hitting number 12 pop in early 1975. Maurice had also played on Lewis' other high-charting album, Wade In The Water; the title track single peaked at number three R&B in the summer of 1966.


    The inspiration for "Shining Star" (one of EW&F's most beloved singles) was gleaned from thoughts Maurice had during a walk under the star-filled skies that surrounded the mountains around Caribou Ranch, CO a popular recording site and retreat during the '70s. The track was originally included in the 'That's The Way Of The World' movie that starred Harvey Keitel and was produced by Sig Shore (Superfly). "Shining Star" glittered at number one R&B for two weeks and hit number one pop in early 1975. It was included on their 1975 multi-platinum album That's The Way Of The World that held the number one pop spot for three weeks in Spring 1975 and earned them their first Grammy Award. The title track single made it to number five R&B in summer of 1975. It also yielded the classic ballad "Reasons," an extremely popular radio-aired album track.


    The multi-platinum album Gratitude held the number one pop album spot for three weeks in late 1975. On the album was "Singasong" (gold, number one R&B for two weeks, number five pop), the Skip Scarborough ballad "Can't Hide Love" (number 11 R&B), and the popular radio-aired album tracks "Celebrate," "Gratitude," and the live version of "Reasons." In 1976, Maurice decided he wanted to record a spiritual album. The multi-platinum album Spirit parked at number two pop for two weeks in fall of 1976 and boasted the gold, number one R&B single "Getaway" and "Saturday Nite." Spirit is remembered as one of EWF's best albums and sadly for also being the last project of Producer Charles Stepney. He died May 17, 1976, in Chicago, IL, at the age of 45. Charles was a former Chess Records arranger/producer/session musician/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter and Maurice's main collaborator on his EWF projects. The multi-platinum album All 'N All peaked at number three pop in late 1977, won three Grammy's, and had arrangements by Chicago soul mainstay Tom Tom Washington and Eumir Deodato. The singles were "Serpentine Fire" (number one R&B for seven weeks) and "Fantasy." The group's horn section, the legendary Phenix Horns (Don Myrick on saxophone, Louis Satterfield on trombone, Rahmlee Michael Davis and Michael Harris on trumpets) became an integral part of the Earth, Wind & Fire sound.


    During this time, Maurice produced several artists such as The Emotions (1976's Flowers and 1977's Rejoice which included the number one R&B/pop hit "Best Of My Love") and Deniece Williams (1976's This Is Niecy which included the Top Ten R&B hit "Free"). In the late seventies, in association with Columbia Records, Maurice also launched a record label, ARC.


    The multi-platinum greatest-hits set The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. I included a cover of the Beatles' "Got To Get You Into My Life" went to number one R&B and number nine pop in Summer 1978. The group performed the song in the 1978 Bee Gees/Peter Frampton movie 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'. Another single, "September," made it to number one R&B, number eight pop in early 1978. On the flip side was the enchanting popular radio-aired album track "Love's Holiday" from All 'N All.


    Their live performances were stellar as well. Sellout crowds were spellbound by the band's bombastic performances. Their performances blasted a cosmic wave of peace, love and other happy vibrations to audiences using a combination of eye-popping costumes, lights, pyrotechnics and plain old good music. Sometimes they even threw in magic illusions. Earth, Wind & Fire's message was one of universal harmony, in both musical and cultural senses. "We live in a negative society," Maurice told Newsweek. "Most people can't see beauty and love. I see our music as medicine."


    The multi-platinum album I Am hit number three pop in Summer 1979 on the strength of the million-selling single "Boogie Wonderland" with The Emotions (number two R&B for four weeks, number six pop) and the phenomenal gold ballad "After The Love Has Gone," written by David Foster, Jay Graydon and Bill Champlin that stayed at number two R&B/pop for two weeks. Their Faces album peaked at number ten pop in late 1980 and was boosted to gold by the singles "Let Me Talk" (number eight R&B), "You" (number ten R&B), and "And Love Goes On."


    The million-selling funked-up "Let's Groove," co-written by The Emotions' Wanda Vaughn and her husband Wayne Vaughn, was the track that re-energized EWF's career, parking at number one R&B for eight weeks and number three pop, causing their Raise! album to go platinum (hitting number five pop in late 1981). Their next gold album Powerlight made it to number 12 pop in spring 1983 and included the Top Ten R&B single and Grammy-nominated "Fall In Love With Me." Their 1983 Electric Universe album stalled at number 40 pop, breaking the band's string of gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums.


    In 1983, Maurice decided he and the band needed a break. During this hiatus, Maurice recorded his self-titled solo album Maurice White and produced various artists including Neal Diamond, Barbra Streisand and Jennifer Holliday. Reuniting with the band in 1987, EWF released the album Touch The World and scored yet another number one R&B single, "System of Survival" and embarked on a corresponding nine-month world tour. This was followed by the 1988 release The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire Vol. II.


    In 1990 the group released the album Heritage. Two years later, Earth, Wind & Fire released The Eternal Dance; a 55-track boxed set retrospective of the band's entire history. The appearance of such a project after a prolonged period of relative inactivity signaled to many listeners that the band was calling it quits but that did not turn out to be case. In 1993, EWF released the album, Millennium that included the Grammy-nominated "Sunday Morning" and "Spend The Night."


    Earth, Wind & Fire kept recording and in 1996 released Avatar and Greatest Hits Live; followed by 1997's In The Name Of Love; 2002's That's The Way Of The World: Alive In '75; Live In Rio which was recorded during their 1979 "I Am World Tour;" 2003's The Promise, which included the Grammy-nominated "Hold Me" and 2005's Illumination, which included the Grammy-nominated "Show Me The Way."


    In 2000, the nine-piece '70s edition of Earth, Wind & Fire reunited for one night only in honor of their induction into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. In 2001, Eagle Rock Entertainment released the documentary 'Earth, Wind & Fire: Shining Stars', which contains rarely seen historic video footage along with in-depth interviews with the band members.


    Even though Maurice is no longer a part of the touring group, he remains the band's heart and soul from behind the scenes as composer and producer. Maurice reflects, "I wanted to create a library of music that would stand the test of time. 'Cosmic Consciousness' is the key component of our work. Expanding awareness and uplifting spirits is so important in this day. People are looking for more. I hope our music can give them some encouragement and peace."

    LP 1
    1. Introduction

    2. Africano/ Power Medley

    3. Yearnin' Learnin'

    4. Devotion

    5. Sun Goddess
    6. Reasons

    7. Sing A Message To You


    LP 2
    1. Shining Star

    2. New World Symphony
    3. Sunshine

    4. Singasong

    5. Gratitude

    6. Celebrate

    7. Can't Hide Love

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