Power pop is a form of pop rock based on the early music of bands such as the Who, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and the Byrds. It originated in the mid 1960s as young music fans began to rebel against the emerging pretensions of rock music, and developed mainly among American musicians who came of age during the British Invasion. The genre typically incorporates melodic hooks, vocal harmonies, an energetic performance, and "happy"-sounding music underpinned by a sense of yearning, longing, or despair.
Eugen Jochum (1 November 1902 – 26 March 1987) was an eminent German conductor. He became famous primarily as an interpreter of Anton Bruckner's works. He became the first conductor to perform a complete recording of the nine symphonies of this composer.
Dr. Ebbett produced the two volume UK singles collection in 2005 and according to the announcement made at the time of its release: It features the A and B sides of every regular issue British 45 rpm record the Beatles releases during their time together. This set is sourced entirely from 7 inch vinyl records – some of them being the original first-issue Parlophone 45s, some from the vinyl boxed set released in the 1970s…
My Secret Studio really isn't a secret, and never has been, unless you count the period of time when problems of life and surroundings seemed to make it impossible for Bill Nelson to actually get anything musical out into the open. His larger commercial connections had evaporated, his own label had been wracked by unethical behavior by his manager, and his life as a whole seemed to be one gigantically complex knot. Rather than letting these problems crushing the inspiration out of him, Nelson was energized by them. He might not have been able to release much of a anything for a while, but this didn't stop him from recording hundreds of new songs and instrumental pieces.
PINK FLOYD "JOURNEY THROUGH TIME & SPACE VOL 1" 12CD and DVD limited edition of 600 individually numbered copies, original issue factory press silver in heavy duty color glossy hardcover box w/28-pg booklet. Comprehensive compilation of Floyd material including: Wolverhampton Mar 18, 1967 / Outer Zabriskie Nov & Dec 1969 / Various rare live from 1966 to 1974 / Lund, Sweden, Mar 20, 1970 / San Diego Oct 17, 1971 / Philadelphia Mar 15, 1973 / NY Artc Center June 17, 1973 / Nassau, NY June 17, 1975 plus DVD. See images for details. Individually numbered limited edition of 600…beautifully put together and great one-stop shopping for this material.
A true spate of recordings in recent years has illuminated the best qualities of Georg Philipp Telemann's chamber music, which is instrumentally colorful, adept in its combination of styles, and often possessed of sheer imagination and a delightfully cheeky sense of humor. For a great example of the kind of thing Telemann does all the time that Bach would rarely if ever do, hear the Entrée from the Ouverture for oboe d'amore, two violins, viola, and continuo in E major, TWV 55:E2 (track 6), where the music unexpectedly shifts into triple meter and back again. This recording by the Hanover, Germany-based group Musica Alta Ripa ("Alta Ripa" means high bank in English and "honovere" in Middle High German) catches these virtues of Telemann's music even if it has a few problems. The pieces heard here are for combinations of from one to five instruments, plus continuo, and there isn't a weak soloist in the bunch. All the players attack Telemann's music with gusto – which is absolutely essential in bringing it to life.–James Manheim