…"Sky 4: Forthcoming” has now been remastered and includes a companion DVD of Sky’s live set for the BBC TV programme "Night Music”, broadcast in July 1982 (the first ever release of this classic television appearance)…
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the next release in the continuing series of reissues of the entire catalogue by the legendary classical rock band Sky. Sky’s line-up remained the same for this, the band’s fourth album "Sky 4: Forthcoming” released in April 1982. Another successful chart album, "Sky 4: Forthcoming” has now been remastered and includes a companion DVD of Sky’s live set for the BBC TV programme "Night Music”, broadcast in July 1982 (the first ever release of this classic television appearance). The original album artwork is fully restored and the booklet features a new essay.
The fourth Sky album - Sky 4 Forthcoming - was released in March 1982. This was Sky's first album to feature no original material. It consisted predominantly of arrangements of classical compositions (with the exception of a version of Hoagy Carmichael's "Skylark" and a band-composed variation on Adam de la Halle's ballet score for "My Giselle") and was marketed under the slogan "Genius Past, Genius Forthcoming". Music on the album included Sky treatments of pieces such as Berlioz's "March To The Scaffold" and Wagner's "Ride Of The Valkyries" (the latter was later dismissed by Flowers as having been an in-joke).
Keep an Eye on the Sky is a 4-CD, 98-song career retrospective box set from American rock group Big Star. It features 52 unreleased tracks: demos, alternate takes and live performances. As well as material from founder member Chris Bell's earlier bands Rock City and Icewater, it includes all titles (in many cases as alternate mixes or demos) from Big Star's first three studio albums, #1 Record, Radio City, and Third/Sister Lovers, and a recording of a 1973 Big Star concert.
Once again, the band toured the UK and Australia to promote the album Sky 4 Forthcoming (and followed this up with trips to Europe and Japan). The Australian autumn tour featured the debut of plenty of new material, much of which was included on the live double album Sky Five Live released in January 1983.