Once Upon A Time is the definitive last word on Family. A long-awaited 14 disc box set that collects the band's entire back catalogue for the first time…
Original motion picture soundtrack, expanded edition, digitally remastered and restored in the film's chronological order from the original stereo session tapes. Contains 7 previously unreleased tracks, never released before also on the previous editions and approved by Ennio Morricone for this ultimate album.
Originally released in October 1985, and coming hot on the heels of the global smash single ‘(Don’t You) Forget About Me’ , ‘Once Upon A Time’ was to prove the album that propelled Simple Minds to stratospheric heights of artistic and commercial success. Containing the classic hit singles ‘Alive And Kicking’, ‘All The Things She Said’, ‘Sanctify Yourself’, and ‘Ghostdancing’ the original era-defining Number 1 album now comes as part of this incredible 5CD / 1DVD box set…
2008 release. Paris 1919. Playwright, novelist, poet, surrealist, filmmaker and self-publicist Jean Cocteau was the literary spokesman for Les Six. With his endorsement, and the inspiration of Erik Satie and fired by the principles of Dada and surrealism, the group, comprising Francis Poulenc, Arthur Honegger, Darius Milhaud, Georges Auric, Germaine Tailleferre and Louis Durey, expressed their irreverence towards the twin spectres of lifeless tradition and bloodless modernism. Our edition comprises famous examples of the work of this group of composers who so scandalized '20s Paris. Includes themes from Georges Auric's scores for Cocteau's very influential surrealistic film fantasies; Orphée (Orpheus), La belle et la bête (Beauty and the Beast) and L'aigle à deux têtes (The Eagle has Two Heads) and more.
This recording, from 1985, presents bandoneon master Dino Saluzzi in a small-group setting, accompanied by some of the finest musicians in the ECM roster: Palle Mikkelborg (trumpet and flugelhorn), Charlie Haden (bass) and Pierre Favre (percussion). As usual with ECM releases, the recording is crystalline - their audio standards have always set the highest standards for sound reproduction, clear and pristine. It puts the listener right into the room with the players.
Didier Marouani (born in 1952 in Monaco) is a French composer and musician of Algerian descent. He is one of the pioneers in the Electronic music genre.Didier started his career as pop singer under the pseudonym ECAMA, which released the hit single "Magic Fly"…. [bio]
Well, I have had a while to listen to "once upon the blues" several times now and I am pleased to report that it is an absolute cracker (very good….).
I just love the lazy guitar intro to the first track "where blue turns to black" - lovely understated playing, probably one of my favourite tracks.
The second is about a pet hate of Larry as well as me - "slower traffic keep right". Wherever you are, on Highway, Motorway, Autostrada, Autobahn or Autoroute it seems to be the same the world over - slow traffic sitting in the fast/overtaking lane. Larry will have to change from right to left when he does this number in England!…..