New Remastered & Expanded Release Of The Second Solo Album By Jon Anderson From 1980 With Two Bonus Tracks Previously Unreleased On Cd
Featuring Guest Musicians Jack Bruce, Simon Phillips, John Giblin, Clem Clempson & Johnny Dankworth Fully Restored Artwork And Notes
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a new remastered and expanded edition of the 1980 solo album by JON ANDERSON, SONG OF SEVEN.
The album was recorded during Jon’s first hiatus from YES, with whom he had become an internationally known vocalist and songwriter and followed on from his 1976 solo album OLIAS OF SUNHILLOW. Working with keyboard player RONNIE LEAHY, Anderson created an optimistic album of varying influences and he gathered together a fine ensemble of musicians to assist him such as celebrated bass players JACK BRUCE and JOHN GIBLIN, guitarists CLEM CLEMPSON and IAN BAIRNSON, saxophonist JOHNNY DANKWORTH and percussionists MORRIS PERT and SIMON PHILLIPS.
SONG OF SEVEN was a UK top forty hit upon its release by Atlantic Records in November 1980 and spawned a solo tour which established Jon Anderson as a regarded artist in his own right. This Esoteric Recordings edition has been newly remastered from the original Atlantic Records master tapes and is expanded to include two rare US single edits previously unreleased on CD and restores the original album artwork in a digipak. The booklet also features a new essay with an exclusive interview with Jon Anderson.
So great to listen again to where I was musically 40 years ago…still dreaming the same dreams, and in my early years of orchestration ideas…very gentle reminders to stay cool…don’t hurry, all will be well, ‘take your time’…wonderful bass work, and all the wonderful friends and musicians just came into my life for a couple of months…Jack Bruce even!!! Everybody Loves you, but I love you a little bit more…sweet lyric, and then the wild and crazy Song of Seven lyric..most of it was spontaneous and feeling very open about life…and the mystery of it all…still do….
As always I’m here in my studio still juggling lyrics and music and songs..I’m excited that this can be heard again..
Best wishes to everyone…be well be safe…Love and ‘Light’…Jon Anderson
Track List: 1. FOR YOU, FOR ME 2. SOME ARE BORN 3. DON’T FORGET (NOSTALIGIA) 4. HEART OF THE MATTER 5. HEAR IT 6. EVERYBODY LOVES YOU 7. TAKE YOUR TIME 8. DAYS 9. SONG OF SEVEN
BONUS TRACKS 10.SOME ARE BORN (US SINGLE PROMO EDITED VERSION) 11.HEART OF THE MATTER (SHORT VERSION)
Composer and keyboardist Eloy Fritsch is releasing his new CD “Moment in Paradise” in all digital platforms. On His fourteenth solo album, Eloy Fritsch recorded twelve new songs, including the suite “High Places”, formed by four parts in an instrumental fusion style. “Moment in Paradise” is a different album from the previous ones, very diverse and with a variety of modern ideas and harmonies from Jazz. The song “Moment in Paradise” was composed in a symphonic style and seeks to recreate the cover image that illustrates the album, which represents the composer as a child sailing in his boat on a keyboard path that leads to a place of dreams and fantasies. The album also features the composition “Silver Dream”, a tribute to keyboardist Keith Emerson of the English group EL&P, who passed away in 2016, one of the main influences of Eloy Fritsch. Fritsch comments: “This album is very different from the previous Journey to the Future released in 2019. Instead of being melodic and electronic-based on synthesizers, the new album is prog rock and fusion, with a greater variety of solos and improvisations in the songs. In most compositions, in addition to drums and bass, I use piano sounds and other classic keyboards like the Clavinet, Rhodes Fender, Hammond organ, and Minimoog”. The keyboardist from brazilian symphonic prog rock Apocalypse group is also making available the new website with a lot of information and a preview of the album “Moment in Paradise”.
Official Website : http://www.ef.mus.br Solo works
1996 – Dreams1997 – Behind the Walls of Imagination1998 – Space Music2000 – Cyberspace2001 – Mythology2003 – Atmosphere – Electronic Suite2005 – Landscapes2006 – Past and Future Sounds – 1996-20062009 – The Garden of Emotions2012 – Exogenesis2014 – Spiritual Energy2017 – Sailing to the Edge2019 – Journey to the Future
Petri Lindström Project (PLP) album “Imaginary Soundtrack” is now available worldwide in both CD and Digital formats.
“Imaginary Soundtrack” pays tribute to film music, especially the music of Ennio Morricone. This will be my tribute to him. The album was also influenced by other great film music composers, in the ’60-’70s style. These are original compositions, but they’re very much paraphrasing Ennio.
“I have always liked film music, especially Ennio Morricone’s music. Certainly, one of the first songs that attracted interest as I recall is The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Even to this day, Morricone’s music is very timeless.
Las Flores Estancia
A New Day
Gone But Not Forgotten
Through Her Child’s Eyes
The last moments before justice
Spirit of My Thoughts
Prayers of Afterlife
When we Meet Again (in the other place)
Imaginary Soundtrackby Petri Lindström: guitars, bass, keys, and programming Juha-Matti Koppelomäki: mixing, mastering, and producerFollow PLP Track Titles: Nick Katona
Anger, disappointment, disbelief … those were the emotions when a rapist, free as a bird because of our rotten justice system, raped and killed a young lady.
Here in Belgium, rapists and child molesters often go free or get a ridiculous punishment, by far not in proportion to their crimes. It seems it’s o.k. to treat women like garbage. Even worse, this happened many times before and it’s not only a problem in Belgium.
Worldwide women get oppressed, tortured, beaten, sold, humiliated, enslaved every day. And the ones who have a normal life, a family, and a job, don’t get paid equally compared with a male who does the same job. This is of course many times better than being violated but still, it just isn’t fair.
World leaders who say it’s no problem to touch women in their private parts without asking first and get away with it don’t help either. ‘No Woman’ can be seen as an old-fashioned protest song. Saying it’s time, the world starts to respect women as it should and punish the violators once and for all. The video clip features people from all around the globe, making a stand together for human treatment of our mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, and grandmas.
Special thanks to Peter Skov for the footage of Japan and Canada. Supah groovy bass by Petri Lindström. Mastered by Marco Ragni.
A 5 Disc clamshell boxed set gathering together the four volumes of the “missing links” releases by celebrated musician and genesis founding member Anthony Phillips with an additional cd of previously unreleased & rare material all albums newly remastered with new extensive essay by Anthony Phillips’ archivist Jon Dann
Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of “MISSING LINKS I – IV”, a newly remastered 5 CD set clamshell boxed set comprising the four original “Missing Links” albums by celebrated composer and GENESIS founder member ANTHONY PHILLIPS. Aside from his work as a solo artist, Anthony has been a composer of music for television for many years, going back as far as 1976.
In 1989 Anthony issued the first collection of this music, “Missing Links” in December 1989 as a limited-edition release. Its popularity led to a further three Missing Links releases which gathered not only soundtrack compositions, but other rare archive recordings made by Anthony Phillips over the years. Although the original four volumes of the series have been subsequently been issued on CD, they have been unavailable for some years. Anthony has worked with his archivist Jon Dann to prepare this new boxed set edition of this wonderful music, compiling a new additional CD 27 track CD of previously unreleased and rare archive material, “Extra Links” exclusive to this set.
“MISSING LINKS I – IV” is sure to appeal to fans of Anthony’s work. This new boxed set edition features liner notes by Jon Dann and is a fine collection of music by one of Britain’s most imaginative and respected musicians.
MISSING LINKS VOLUME ONE: FINGER PAINTING A Collection Of Library And Television Music 1979 – 1989
Force Majeure (1987) Mountain Voices (1987) Lord Of The Smoking Mirror (1987) Sea Horses (1987) Dungeons (1987) Between The Rings (1983) Evening Ascent (1983) Streamer (1983) After The Rain (1987) Rottweiler (1983) Sad Fish (1983) A Song (1979) God’s Chosen Car Park Suite (1986) Processional – Meditation – Cave Painting
Tropical Moon Over Dorking Suite (1985) Estrangement – Myra’s Dream – Reconciliation
Fountain Pool (1986) Q. (1984) Three Piece Suite (1984) To The Shrine – Through The Forest – Towards The Light
Boulevard Of Fallen Leaves (1981) Land Of Dragons Suite (1989) Land Of Dragons (Part 1) – Kites – Harbour At Sunset – Dance Of The Crabs – Sand Octopus And The King Crabs – Do The Shrimps Know They’re Chinese – Land Of Dragons (Part 2)
And A Prayer (1979) Tierra Del Fuego (1979) Paradise Found (1979)
Missing Links Volume Two: The Sky Road A Collection Of Archive, Commission And Unreleased Album Material
Exile Lifeboat Suite Opening Theme – Sunday Morning – Another Shout – Across The Sandbar – Storm Warning – Kim Waits – The Rescue Of The Janet C – Let Not The Deep Swallow Me Up – Closing Theme
The Bitter Suite Part I – Part Ii
Across The River Styx A Flock Of Souls Along The Towpath The Sky Road Tears On A Rainy Day Tiwai: Island Of The Apes Bats – In The Firmament
Wild Voices, Quiet Waters Suite Twilight On The Lake – Winterloons – Waterstar
Serenita Timepiece Field Of Eternity (Excerpts From The Original Version)
The Beggar And The Thief
Missing Links Volume Three: Time And Tide A Collection Of Television And Library Music 1992 – 1997
Amazonas Peruvian Plains Manatee Garden Turtle Race Indio Wedding Underwater Forest Fiesta Del Charangos Slow Hand Sloth River Chase Sacred Kingdom African Dream Bedouin Train Sandstorm Kalahari March Songoku Schuan Journey Slow Boat To China Back In The Land Of Dragons Shadow Puppet Sea Jewel End Theme For Five Minnow Dance Sunken Galleons Haunting The Dark Sea Time And Tide Okavanga Under Desert Stars Lost In A Desert Night Blue Lagoons
Missing Links Iv: Pathways & Promenades
The Golden Road To Samarkand Promenade Sceptred Isle Danza Cucaracha Fallen Idol Cascades Sky Dawn Misty Mountains It’s All Greek To Me Haven From The Sea Heavenly Gene Ironclad Water Gardens Night Train Sleeping Giant Sombrero Irish Lament Aurora Without You Sad Exodus Summer Of Love Light Rain Halcyon Days
Extra Missing Links
Opening Theme For Five Empire Of The Elephant Great Rift Valley Dwellers Of The Deep Exile Link Freeway Dude Sumatra Tears On A Rainy Day Link Is There Anyone Out There? Antibes Cocktail Tropical Moon Romance Sitar Pastoral Wings Over The World Stakeout Bush Babies Suite Sky Road Link Citizens Of The Coral Estrangement (Piano Mix) Night Search Granada A Noble Spirit In The Heart Of Africa Malvern Hills Flight Of The Snow Geese Never Meant To Be New Alchemists Suite The Beggar & The Thief (Instrumental Version)
Melodic Revolution Records Is thrilled to announce the brand-new Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius official music video “Storm Surge” featuring the vocal talents of Michael Sadler (SAGA) along with performances by Fernando Perdomo (Solo, Dave Kerzner), Ruti Celli (Take 3), Yulia Ziskel (New York Philharmonic Orchestra), last but not least… multi-award-winning Rachel Flowers.
The video will premiere Friday, October2nd, 2020 on YouTube the video will also be debut on Vimeo and will be a featured video on Power of Prog. The Single will be exclusively available Friday, October2nd, 2020 on Bandcampand on Patreononly, following the worldwide digital distribution on October 23rd, 2020
….”as stated by Joe Deninzon” A little over a year ago, my son Max was playing a short piano piece by 19th-century composer Friedrich Burgmüller, called “The Storm.” The piece was stuck in my head because I would hear him practicing it every day. I started to imagine it as a rock power ballad and began to sketch out a slowed-down version with the basic chord changes and structure.
I was imagining a cello replacing the ostinato part played by the left hand on the piano, so I asked my friend Ruti Celli, who I met on Cruise to the Edge last year when we played with Dave Kerzner and In Continuum, to contribute her beautiful part.
Our drummer, Jason Gianni, had a sketch he never finished that he thought would be a perfect fit in the middle of the song. I layered a huge string orchestra on top of that section and recruited the great guitarist/producer Fernando Perdomo to lay down a soaring guitar solo.
Next, I was hearing a flute during the breakdown section that followed. We have never had a flute, or any woodwinds for that matter, on one of our recordings! I asked the genius multi-instrumentalist Rachel Flowers to play the flute and lay down a piano track for the song. Rachel has been blind since age 3 and plays piano, flute, bass, guitar, drums, stick, sings, and records and mixes her own albums! I’ve met and worked with a lot of gifted people in my career, but don’t think I have ever met a person with this level of talent! Check out the documentary about her, Hearing is Believing, on Amazon Prime.
Finally, I’ve been into the idea of using outside singers in Stratospheerius. Up until his time, I have always been the lead vocalist. The new album we are slowly putting together will feature many special guests. We’ve been longtime fans of the 80’s Canadian band SAGA best known for hits like “Wind Him Up” and “On The Loose.” When we played at the ProgStock Festival afterparty back in 2018, Saga’s lead singer Michael Sadlercaught our set after his performance at the festival, and was raving about the band! We were incredibly humbled to receive such words of encouragement from such an iconic artist.
We felt Michael’s voice would be perfect for this song! He ended up contributing a jaw-dropping vocal performance, enhancing the melody, and adding Queenesque harmonies. As a side note, he and his wife Gwen turned out to be some of the nicest and most gracious people I have ever worked with.
“Storm Surge” is about the anxiety we all feel in these uncertain times. With the global pandemic, the fight against racism and the continuing struggle for social justice, climate change, political upheaval, economic turmoil, and a future of uncertainty, there is a storm that’s raging inside of us right now.
Stratospheerius is: Joe Deninzon – lead vocals/electric violin Jason Gianni- drums Michelangelo Quirinale – guitar Paul Ranieri – bass
Special Performances on Storm Surge Video and Single Michael Sadler – Vocals Rachel Flowers – Keys and Flute Yulia Ziskel – Violin RutiCelli – Cello Fernando Perdomo – Guitar
Tracked by Rave Tesar (Renaissance) Mixed and mastered by Rich Mouser (Spocks Beard, Dream Theater)
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