Within the discount, ugly-duckling packaging of The Real Music Box: 25 Years of Rounder Records lie nine CD swans worth several hundred times their weight in superficial music-industry gold records. Since 1970, Massachusetts-based Rounder has been a stalwart sanctuary of various musics at the root of what has recently been labeled "Americana." The retrospective is segmented into four thematic two-disc sets, each offering a staggering 30 to 50 tracks where legendary names rub shoulders with bright young Rounder talent.
ZAPPA'S UNIVERSE–a tribute to the work of the guitarist-composer, who was too ill to attend–contains the first recorded live version of "Jazz Discharge Party Hats," the first recorded live instrumental version of "Nite School," the first recorded dual-vocal group version of "Elvis Has Just Left The Building" and the first recorded a capella versions of "The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing" and "Heavenly Bank Account." "Sofa" won the 1994 Grammy Award for "Rock Instrumental Performance."
25 years of activity, an original artist, sincere and inspired. A Nordic-inspired poetry that finds its soundness in search of sound, in the company of many musicians / companions Simon, tells us, in this volume, a unique artistic journey that varies between Rock, Contemporary, Jazz, Chamberlain. Becoming an icon of the RIO movement between the 90s and 2000s, Steensland proposes two discs, one that collects a collection of pieces of his first period on CD, which has long been completely out of stock, along with a second record in which they appear Totally unpublished pieces. A distillate of Simon's musical world, a new incredible sound experience.
Over twenty years ago, a story of success began in the Austrian town of Eisenerz. What started out as a one-person operation in a cramped living-room, became one of the biggest record labels of the independent scene. Fans of the heavier genres have long come to know the name "Napalm Records". As of today, Napalm has released more than 600 albums – many of which have reached cult status. In the beginning, Napalm Records focused mainly on the black metal releases of bands like ABIGOR and SUMMONING. Although both managed to create a style all of their own, SUMMONING in particular was most successful in taking their unique atmospheric style way past the European borders to reach an unbelievable level of notoriety on an international level.
Fantastic Box Set covering the Motown Years, over 110 tracks, including "Where Did Our Love Go," "Dancing In The Street," "Jimmy Mack," "I Heard It Through The Grapevine," "Behind The Painted Smile," "The Tears of Clown," "The Tracks of My Tears," & "This Old Heart of Mine," to name just a few. Great songs from a great era, if you grew up during this period you'll love these songs, & the quality of the recordings is as usual from Readers Digest excellent!
This collection retailed for $100.00 when first released in 1993. There has never been a better collection of Rock Classics - probably never will be, what with the difficulties of gaining clearances and gathering the best materials. The seven CDs are divided into the years covered: 1967-69; 1969-70; 1971-73; 1973-77; 1977-82; 1982-86; 1986-92. Enclosed in each CD is a booklet with a capsule history of the music and a complete artist/title list. All of which contain from 15 to 17 tracks, for a total of 110.