Isn’t Roger Waters bit of a knob?

Susan Scott, Learning mentor and librarian writes: Well, it rather depends who you ask I suppose. There have certainly been enough people over the years who’ve suggested that he can be a bit `overbearing’ when it comes to his creative process, including his former band mates. I suppose you also have to wonder why at […]

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What is a band that had a brilliant first album and a shockingly bad second album?

Timm Davison, studied Media Communication at University of Washington (2017)Answered Dec 24 In the past, lots of bands had what could be considered ‘bad’ second albums – and this was due as much to the way bands got signed, and what was expected of them in the ‘old’ (pre-internet) recording industry. In the ‘old’ system, […]

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SANTANA: Cow Palace, San Francisco, 31st December ’75 (Ltd/1000 2CD)

Santana live at the Cow Palace, San Francisco on New Year’s Eve 1975 broadcast by KSAN-FM. A smokin’ live band in full flow with a rejuvenated Carlos giving the material from the early albums new focus and energy. All captured in pristine sound quality. Limited Edition pressing of 1000. Disc 1 1 Incident At Neshabur […]

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The piano music of Vaughan Williams: new podcast

Ralph Vaughan Williams’s extraordinary output for orchestra and voice is a central part of the repertoire – but not so his music for solo piano or piano duet. As he releases a new disc of the composer’s complete music for solo (or two) piano, Mark Bebbington reflects on a small but significant ….. Please click […]

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JOHN WILLIAMS: The Complete Album Collection Box Set (59CD)

The long wait is over for guitar-music aficionados. Sony Classical is now issuing the first-ever complete collection of recordings by the incomparable John Williams. This Original Jacket Collection comprises 57 original albums made over four decades, including his style-crossing collaborations and a DVD. And Williams’s recordings of more than 60 works will now be available […]

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