That William Parker is a bassist, composer and bandleader of extraordinary spirit and imaginative drive is common knowledge among any with an interest in the progressive jazz scene of the past 25 years or more. What’s become increasingly apparent, though, is Parker’s stature as a visionary of sound and song – an artist of melody and poetry who works beyond category, to use the Ellingtonian phrase. The latest multi-disc boxed set from Centering Records/AUM Fidelity devoted to Parker’s expansive creativity underscores his virtually peerless achievement in recent years.
Extensive four disc (three CDs + NTSC/Region 0 DVD) reissue of Debbie Gibson's big selling Atlantic Records' debut album from 1987. Featuring the hit singles 'Only In My Dreams', 'Shake Your Love', 'Out Of The Blue', 'Foolish Beat' and 'Staying Together' plus the videos to all five singles. With a 2021 introduction written by Debbie, and many mixes, new-to-CD, from the original master tapes. Including 'Out Of The Blue: Live In Concert' plus bonus Up Close And Personal interview special on the DVD. Cherry Red are delighted to announce the first in a series of Debbie Gibson reissues. Signed to Atlantic Records at 16, Debbie became a teen sensation in 1987. Thanks to a string of international pop hits, the singer-songwriter rapidly became a household name around the globe. Within the space of 12 months, Debbie had scored US Top Ten singles with 'Only In My Dreams' (US #4, UK #11), 'Shake Your Love' (US #4, UK #7), 'Out Of The Blue' (US #3, UK #19) and 'Foolish Beat' (US #1, UK #9), all taken from the 'Out Of The Blue' album, which would ultimately sell over five million copies worldwide, earning a Gold record in the UK.
"Out Of The Long Dark" is the last album of the second full- fledged stable lie-up Nucleus group (one that had started with Under The Sun) and we're still finding keyboardist Geoff Castle and drummer Roger Sellers, and returning to the fold, woodwind player Brian Smith. Only bassist Billy Kristian is new, replacing the usual Sutton.
"Old Heartland" was only the second album under his own name proper (no link with Nucleus) after 1971's Belladonna, but if his first try was much in the group's soundscapes, "Old Heartland" steps away from it. The album is broken down in two parts, the Third Stream suite and the shorter tracks on the flipside, which still features some Nucleus pillars like Geoff Castle and John Marshall and has Colosseum's Hiseman engineering it on the Abbey Road studios.
Mike & The Mechanics have announced that they’ll release a new album this spring. It’s titled Out Of The Blue and it’ll launch on April 5 on CD, Deluxe CD, LP and on digital and streaming platforms. The album will feature re-workings of some of the band’s best-loved tracks, including The Living Years and Over My Shoulder, along with three brand new songs: One Way, What Would You Do and the new single Out Of The Blue.