FOCUS Announce New Double Album Collection
THE FOCUS FAMILY ALBUM!
Focus is pleased to announce the release of its new 2 CD collection “The Focus Family Album” which has been prepared over the last 12 months. The 20 track set gives fans new insight into the band and includes 15 unreleased original songs, alternate versions from the Focus X sessions, solo tracks from each of the current members and tracks from the beginning of the Focus 11 sessions.
“The Focus Family Album” features artwork by Roger Dean and is being released to coincide with the band's South American and European tour dates. It's the latest release on the band's own 'In and Out of Focus Records' (via Cherry Red): https://www.cherryred.co.uk/artist/focus/
UK Prog Ensemble CAIRO Releases Debut Album “Say”
“Intriguing arrangements with amazing layers, strong vocals and blazing guitar work. I recommend this to all…” - Steve Hackett
Touchstone founder Rob Cottingham's latest new band project CAIRO combines keyboard wizardry and electronica with modern rock values, dynamic guitar work and soaring vocals. This creates an enthralling sound that will capture the hearts and minds of modern music fans, as well as traditional and classic progressive rock aficionados. CAIRO has released their highly anticipated debut album “Say” available now on Heavy Right Foot Records via Cherry Red, and is available from all popular retailers around the world.
Watch the promotional video: https://youtu.be/Drm7NW0x1Kk
Magma Release Rare 1973 Mostly Acoustic Version of
“MEKANIK KOMMANDOH” with Orchestra Choir!
REMASTERED VERSION - NEW COVER - DIGIFILE PACKAGING
From the very first short version recorded in the summer of 1971 on the compilation album “PUISSANCE 13 + 2” to the spring 1973 version on the eponymous album, “MEKANIK DESTRUKTIW KOMMANDOH” slowly evolved over time. “MEKANIK KOMMANDOH” is the last stage before the definitive version. Recorded in January 1973, it mirrors a concert Magma put on two months earlier at the Sigma Festival in Bordeaux. In this largely acoustic rendition, the STORCHHAUS orchestra choir magnificently complements Stella's and Klaus's voices. “MEKANIK KOMMANDOH” is now remastered and features a new cover in a digipack.
GLASS HAMMER – UNTOLD TALES
Pre-ordering has begun for autographed copies of UNTOLD TALES, a collection of rare and previously unreleased studio and live tracks.
“We’re celebrating twenty-five years of Glass Hammer music over the next several months,” says bassist and Glass Hammer co-founder Steve Babb. “UNTOLD TALES contains material that actually dates back to our beginnings. We realized we were sitting on a hoard of unreleased material spanning the life of the band. We thought Glass Hammer’s twenty-fifth anniversary was a good time to release much of it.” The album releases on October 20th, but fans who preorder now at the Glass Hammer website will receive autographed copies.
For a limited time only you can also grab the Glass Hammer Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Photo Book. Fred and Steve will autograph your hard-cover copy which will look fantastic on the shelf with your Glass Hammer collection.
If you haven’t pre-ordered UNTOLD TALES yet, head to the Glass Hammer Store today!
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