The complete - and previously unheard - early work of a later celebrated jazz guitarist recorded in first-class audio quality and produced by SWF-Landesstudio Rheinland-Pfalz in Mainz, as it was then known. It is fascinating to discover the sources from which Volker Kriegel - just 19 years old at the time of the first session - derived inspiration for some of the best known jazz standards: John Lewis' Django, a relaxed Thelonious Monk (Rythm-A-Ning), Autumn Leaves, Norwegian Wood, and other down-tempo numbers of the bop and beat era before discovering his personal laid-back style.
Halfway the Seventies the Dutch progrock formation Plackband was founded with this line-up: Kees Bik (vocals, Mellotron), Ronald Brautigam (guitar and vocals), Michel van Wassem (keyboards and vocals), Albert de Keijzer (bass and Moog-pedals) and Tom van der Meulen (drums and percussion). Unfortunately musical disputes lead to the demise in '82. Until then they never got the opportunity to record an album, only a single entitled "Seventy Warriors/Some Party" (from '78, nowadays a collector's item). In 2000 Plackband reunited and released in the original line-up the live-CD "The Lost Tapes", including all their best songs…
Thirty years after the tragedy, National Geographic retraces the story of the Space Shuttle Challenger through rarely seen images, videos and news reports.
For those of you not familiar with this great musician, let's inform you that he has played in legendary bands such as SORCERY, GIUFFRIA etc. and has also appeared in some movies and TV shows. This CD is his personal work and is loaded with high class AOR and melodic hard rock music. If you are a fan of Guiffria (both records) and also a fan of House Of Lords, this one must be in your collection as soon as possible.
Born Don Vliet, Captain Beefheart was one of modern music's true innovators. The owner of a remarkable four-and-a-half-octave vocal range, he employed idiosyncratic rhythms, absurdist lyrics, and an unholy alliance of free jazz, Delta blues, latter-day classical music, and rock & roll to create a singular body of work virtually unrivaled in its daring and fluid creativity. While he never came even remotely close to mainstream success, Beefheart's impact was incalculable, and his fingerprints were all over punk, new wave, and post-rock.
Limited 180g vinyl edition 5LP box set of unreleased material. Brand new tracks as if you where there - Halcyon days, not outtakes. 12” square, old fashioned tape box style packaging with 12” booklet and poster. Includes exclusive sleeve notes by Irmin Schmidt and Ian Harrison.