Hungarian Prog Legends OMEGA
Release ANTHOLOGY 1968-1979!
They are one of the biggest and most successful rock bands to come out of Hungary, and now Omega are looking to win over a new generation of fans with this superb and highly impressive 2CD anthology of early works! The collection contains over 30 tracks of vintage, trademark Omega magic - big, bombastic choruses, shimmering keyboard melodies and soaring vocals - all of which have made Omega a hugely successful band selling over 50 million albums worldwide. It even includes the 1969 hit “Pearls In Her Hair,” which has been covered by Scorpions and sampled by Kanye West for his song “New Slaves” proving that this is a band who can span generations!
The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock
Revised and Expanded Edition
by Charles Snider to be Released April 22
The definitive record guide to the progressive era of rock music, Strawberry Bricks presents a standard discography of music from artists around the globe. Beginning in 1967 and continuing through 1982, a generation of musicians took rock music in directions unforeseen as they charted what would become known as progressive rock. This expanded edition also includes exclusive interviews with a host of musicians of the era, providing proof that progressive rock was indeed the music of a generation. From art rock to krautrock, from England to Germany to Italy and all across Europe, Strawberry Bricks offers a candid reappraisal of rock's most cerebral genre. The book also includes exclusive interviews from the following artists, about their early life and how they began their music careers: Dave Lawson (Web, Samurai, Greenslade), Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Christian Grumbkow (Hoelderlin), Derek Shulman (Gentle Giant), John Wetton (Mogul Thrash, Family, King Crimson, UK, Asia), David Jackson (Van der Graaf Generator), Pye Hastings (Caravan), Hugh Banton (Van der Graaf Generator), Gigi Venegoni (Arti e Mestieri), Hartwig Biereichel (Novalis), Ciro Perrino (Celeste), Michael Rother (Neu!, Harmonia), Joachim “Eroc” Ehrig (Grobschnitt), Rich Williams (Kansas), Steve Hillage (Khan, Gong), and Lutz “Lüül” Ulbrich (Agitation Free, Ashra). Check your on-line book sellers.
Rick Wakeman Launches Pre-Sale
Campaign on PledgeMusic For
“Crimes of Passion” Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set
Keyboard legend Rick Wakeman has launched a pre-sale campaign on PledgeMusic for a very special limited edition Deluxe Box Set of his soundtrack “Crime of Passion”. Originally released in 1984 “Crimes of Passion” was directed by Ken Russell and starred Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins, John Laughlin and Annie Potts. The film explores themes of human relationships and mental illness. A mix of sex and suspense. Says Wakeman: “Working with Ken Russell was not only a highlight in my musical life but also a great learning time for me as well….Ken truly understood film and film music like no other. He knew what he wanted, but after telling you then expected you to take his ideas to another level.” There will only be 250 of this deluxe edition manufactured and each will contain a signed and numbered certificate. There will also be additional signed items and exclusive experiences as part of this pre-order campaign.
Box Set Content: CD, DVD/BluRay, Signed / numbered Certificate, 8 x Repro Lobby Cards A6, Repro Japanese Press Pack, A3 Repro poster, Repro Press Release. Release date 2nd June 2017
For more information and to pre-order please visit this PledgeMusic link:
Featuring New, Unsigned and Independent Progressive Rock from around the world, the radio show is an extension of my work on this website. If you like what you see here, you’ll love what you hear on the radio show. Heard exclusively on The Dividing Line Broadcast Network. Updated regularly, here’s what’s featured on the most recent shows…
Show #60: IT, Blackfield, Lunar Cape, The Bridge, The Fields Stewart Bell
Show #59: Semistereo, Thinking Plague, Greyfeather, The Arc Light Sessions, The Neal Morse Band
Show #58: Kyros, Napier's Bones, The Opposite of Hate, IWKC, Kyrant, Tim Bowness
Show #57: Glasgow Coma Scale, Pandora, Arc Light Sessions, Nunun, Robert Jurjendal, The Aurora Project
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