SPOTIFY: Early international launches

In February 2009, Spotify opened public registration for the free service tier in the United Kingdom.[11] Registrations surged following the release of the mobile service, leading Spotify to halt registration for the free service in September, returning the UK to an invitation-only policy.[14] Spotify launched in the United States in July 2011 and offered a […]

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MARTIN CARTHY: Shearwater (CD)

Martin Carthy recorded Shearwater in 1971, just after leaving Steeleye Span for the first time. His work with that band at the start of their career has just been reissued on Talking Elephant, Please to See the King and Ten Man Mop or Mr Reservoir Butler Rides Again. Over a long career , Martin Carthy […]

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MAYNARD FERGUSON A LOST IMMORTAL: Live From San Francisco (CD)

Reissue of Ferguson’s acclaimed live performance form 1983. Features original cover art. Contains new liner notes from noted Ferguson aficionado Eric Palmquist. BY 1983, MAYNARD FERGUSON HAD CONQUERED JAZZ, TELEVISION, THE POP CHARTS AND EVEN PLAYED THE CLOSING CEREMONIES OF THE 1976 OLYMPICS. His Storm release from that year brought him back to the faithful, […]

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: Winterland Night (3CD)

This 3 CD set contains the best quality recording of the legendary Winterland broadcast, performed at the renowned San Francisco venue on 15th December, just two weeks before the whole tour wrapped up for good.  The tour has since become viewed as perhaps Springsteen’s best in a storied career of concert performances.  ‘Tonight you’re […]

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CLAUDIO ABBADO: A celebration

This week on the Gramophone website we are celebrating the career and recordings of the great Italian conductor Claudio Abbado. Among the highlights of Abbado Week are two different guides his finest recordings, a comprehensive overview of Abbado’s career and heartfelt tribute from Gramophone’s Editor-in-Chief James Jolly, and a classic interview with Abbado drawn from […]

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Hooked On Music… Live (CD) by Pat Travers Band

PAT TRAVERS BAND 1981 STANLEY THEATER PITTSBURGH With the demise of the short-lived, but renowned Pat Travers any newcomer to the line-up alongside Travers could be standing in the shadows, but all was not lost. The addition of ‘Italian battalion’ (and ex-Blackjack drummer) Sandy Gennaro combined with his counterpart Peter ‘Mars’ Cowling (ex Gnidrolog) allowed […]

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Popa Chubby – Big, Bad And Beautiful (2CD)

Modern blues giant Popa Chubby returns from one of the busiest years of his career with thisincredible 2CD concert performance album recorded live in three different clubs in France, March2015!• Features a mixture of the Chubbfatha’s best known songs including “69 Dollars,” “Sweat,” “LifeIs A Beatdown” and many more!

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CHOPIN: Piano Concertos (Benjamin Grosvenor)

“I haven’t been this struck by the orchestral expositions to Chopin’s concertos since Jun Märkl with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra for Ingrid Fliter. Now in the company of another Scottish orchestra, the RSNO, Elim Chan makes equally bold decisions about how the music should go. It’s easy to understand why they ….. ” Continues HERE

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