Say what you want about the Cult, a band who will certainly go down as one of the most schizophrenic in rock history, but singer Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy could sure write a great tune. Just glance at a few titles included on the greatest-hits collection Pure Cult: The Singles 1984-1995: "Edie (Ciao Baby)," "Love Removal Machine," "She Sells Sanctuary," "Wild Flower," "Fire Woman," "Rain," "Lil' Devil" – you get the picture. Spread haphazardly across the disc (rather than in chronological order), each track's uniqueness is even more evident, further showcasing the Cult's fearless creativity. Early songs such as "Spiritwalker" and "Resurrection Joe" will surprise most fans with their class and maturity, while later cuts like "Wild Hearted Son," "Heart of Soul," and "Coming Down" (from their disappointing latter-day albums) are given new life when viewed on their own merits.
Ray Charles is an American legend beyond compare. This deluxe eight-disc box set proves it by encompassing Ray's entire Atlantic Records repertoire on the first six CDs. Additionally, the set includes an entire disc (27 tracks, all but three previously unreleased) of outtakes, live recordings, and alternate versions. Plus, there's a bonus DVD that features Ray live at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1960 and an exclusive interview with Ahmet Ertegun, conducted by Ray Director Taylor Hackford. Special packaging features a record player-style box and a linen-bound hardback book.
Since the release of Emerald Rain's debut album, "Broken Saviours" in 1998, they've built a reputation as being among the finest Melodic Rock bands around.
Album recorded in 1982 in two separate sessions: the first on January 29, 1982 in San Francisco (recorded tracks 1, 2, 4 and 7) and the second in New York days later, on February 5 (tracks 3, 5 and 6). Getz is accompanied by his quartet the pianist Jim McNeely, the bassist Marc Johnson and Victor Lewis on drums in the first session and Billy Hart in the second. This is the best instrumental combo group that worked with Getz for balance, quality, innovation and strength. At 55 years old Getz was one of the highlights of his career. More emotional, but always with his beautiful tenor saxo tone.