This gives a good picture of Lacy's range in the 1970s. Solos, some very stretched out ensemble work, some of the best Aebi I've heard. There's even a snippet of Lacy playing Satie––if you visit the Satie Museum in Honfleur you'll heard a beauteous solo of his, and he played Satie in a few European concerts, recordings of which exist and should be issued. The three-CD box set that makes up Scratching the Seventies/Dreams represents Steve Lacy's first expatriate records in Paris beginning with sessions in June of 1969 and concluding in 1977 with six of the seven members of the Steve Lacy Septet (pianist Bobby Few was not yet on board). Here, five complete albums tell the story of that decade in the musical aesthetic of Steve Lacy's development as an artist as well as a composer and bandleader.
At the end of the decade, Richard Nixon was the newly elected President, there was still a war in Vietnam, and the Beatles remained the biggest rock & roll band in the world. So much of what began in the 1960s only fully developed in the 1970s. The seeds may have been planted but they didn't truly begin to bear fruit until the subsequent decade. We knew we would have to continue the story. In each decade, there are events and individuals unique to the time that beg further exploration.
3 CD Set, 60 great tracks. Mott The Hoople, Roxy Music, Electric Light Orchestra, The Sweet, Bay City Rollers, Smokie, Mud, Suzi Quatro, Steeleye Span, Madness, XTC, Blondie, The Hollies, Deep Purple, Hot Chocolate, The Isley Brothers, Earth Wind & Fire, Boney M, David Essex, Middle Of The Road, Dr. Hook, Gladys Knight & The Pips, T-Connection and more, and more.
West German rock band Grobschnitt will see a very limited 17CD super deluxe box set of all 14 of their albums released later this month that comes with almost seven hours of bonus material. The box set is titled 79:10 and covers the entire output of the band from 1972 to 1989. Everything has been newly remastered and in total there is over 22 hours of material for fans to enjoy. The reason for ’79:10′ is that each of the 17 CDs has 79 minutes and 10 secs of audio, so they are packed with content!…
Sounds of the Seventies was a 38-volume series issued by Time-Life during the late 1980s and early-to-mid 1990s, spotlighting pop music of the 1970s.
From Banger Films, the creators of Iron Maiden: Flight 666 and Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage, comes Super Duper Alice Cooper on Blu ray - the story of Vincent Furnier, the preacher s son who struck fear into the hearts of parents everywhere as Alice Cooper, the most outrageous rock star of his generation. This unique doc opera, a dizzying blend of documentary archive footage, animation and rock opera goes from the early days of Alice as the frontman for a cutting edge rock band in the sixties through the hazy.