TEN YEARS AFTER:
LIVE ALBUM FROM 1990 TO BE RELEASED
APRIL 1 AS PART OF
“BRITISH LIVE PERFORMANCE SERIES”
CLASSIC LINE-UP OF BAND FEATURING ALVIN LEE
The BRITISH LIVE PERFORMANCE SERIES continues its winning streak April 1 with a never-before-released concert from iconic blues-rock band TEN YEARS AFTER. Featuring the band’s classic line-up with guitarist ALVIN LEE, the set covers the band’s whole storied career.
Originally formed in 1962, the band changed their name from The Jaybirds to Ten Years After in 1966. They were already well-known road warriors when they were one of the first rock acts to play the Newport Jazz Festival in 1969, and famously gave an iconic performance at Woodstock later that year, cementing their place in music history.
Recorded in 1990 at Nottingham, England’s Central Studios for the “Live Legends” TV series, this BRITISH LIVE PERFORMANCE SERIES release includes the band’s iconic songs like “I’m Going Home” and “Love Like A Man” plus the blues standard “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl.” The band–guitarist/singer Alvin Lee, bassist Leo Lyons, keyboardist Chick Churchill and drummer Ric Lee–are as tight as ever, relishing the opportunity to plan in a state-of-the-art studio, rather than the big arenas that they were used to.
Here’s the TEN YEARS AFTER: BRITISH LIVE PERFORMANCE SERIES track list:
–Let’s Shake It Up
–Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
–Slow Blues In C
–Love Like A Man
–Johnny B. Good
–Victim Of Circumstance
–I Can’t Keep From Trying Sometimes
–I’m Going Home
–Sweet Little Sixteen
Check out the lineup of Rainman Records’ in-progress “British Live Performance Series,” with more to be announced in the near future:
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TO BE CELEBRATED WITH A “BRITISH LIVE PERFORMANCE SERIES”
RELEASE OF 1989 U.K. CONCERT
RAINMAN RECORDS CONTINUES ACCLAIMED LIVE MUSIC SETS
Iconic British punk band THE BUZZCOCKS are the next group to be celebrated in RAINMAN RECORDS‘ acclaimed “British Live Performance Series” with a CD set for release March 25. Recorded in London in December 1989 for a “Central TV” performance, the set includes some of their best-known cuts and deep album tracks.
The “British Live Performance Series” is an eclectic collection of international artists, all recorded at various venues and TV studios across England. Concerts released so far include Glen Campbell, Belinda Carlisle, Joe Jackson, Uriah Heep and Rick Wakeman, with dozens more being planned for throughout the next 18 months.
There are hardly any bands performing today that genuinely deserve the adjective “legendary.” Buzzcocks–formed in Manchester, England in 1976–are one of those very few. Their achievements are staggering: one of the original holy trinity of British punk (with the Sex Pistols and the Clash), innovators of the independent record scene and genuine punk rock superstars who have been cited as inspirational by bands as diverse as REM, Nirvana and Green Day. Nine studio albums, over 20 singles and EPs, a constellation of compilations, covers by other bands and songs on film soundtracks and advertisements have put Buzzcocks among the top echelons of British recording artists. A “Mojo Inspiration Award” in 2006 is just one of the many accolades they have received for their work.
Founded by singer-songwriter guitarist Pete Shelley and singer-songwriter Howard Devoto, the band were influenced very early on by the Sex Pistols and soon began performing in London. Devoto soon left and was replaced by longtime member Steve Diggle. The early incarnation of the band released three acclaimed LPs before disbanding in 1981. They have re-grouped at various times since 1989, when they re-convened for a U.S. tour and recorded an hour-long set for the new show “Bedrock” on U.K.’s Central TV. The set includes “Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t Have),” their biggest hit. Other standouts include the poppy “Fast Cars,” early hit “Moving Away From The Pulsebeat” and the Kraut-rock inspired “Autonomy.” The line-up on this collection features guitarists/vocalists Pete Shelly and Steve Diggle, bassist Steve Garvey and drummer John Maher.
The reunited band is on tour in 2016, with plans so far to hit the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, France and the U.S. Check out www.buzzcocks.com for more details.
Buzzcocks British Live Performance Series track listing:
–Moving Away From The Pulsebeat
–You Say You Don’t Love Me
–Why Can’t I Touch It
–Everybody’s Happy Nowadays
–Harmony In My Head
–Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t Have)
RAINMAN RECORDS ANNOUNCES
“BRITISH LIVE PERFORMANCE SERIES”
FIRST RELEASES OF CONCERTS RECORDED IN ENGLAND
ARE GLEN CAMPBELL AND RICK WAKEMAN
UP TO 50 TITLES EXPECTED ON CD AND DVD;
URIAH HEEP, JOE JACKSON & BELINDA CARLISLE DUE IN OCTOBER
Los Angeles-based label RAINMAN RECORDS is excited to announce the “British Live Performance Series,” an eclectic mix of artists captured live in England. Recorded between 1979 and 1991, the series covers a wide array of artists and music styles including classic rock, pop and contemporary hitmakers. The first two CDs, out September 18, are powerful shows from the iconic country singer Glen Campbell and British prog-rock keyboardist Rick Wakeman. DVDs of most shows will become available as well.
“We’re excited to be bringing these U.K. shows to a U.S. audience,” says Rainman Records president Ron Rainey, whose roster includes the entire Alvin Lee catalog, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, John Kay & Steppenwolf and Billy Dean, as well as management for the Marshall Tucker Band. “When I first heard these recordings, I knew immediately we had to release them. They deserve to be heard.”
The Glen Campbell show is the now-retired legend’s first live album in 14 years, and was recorded in 1990 at the Dome in Doncaster, England. Backed by the Jeff Dayton Band, it features his biggest hits like “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “By The Time I Get To Phoenix.” The inclusion of Paul McCartney’s worldwide chart-topper “Mull Of Kintyre” allows Campbell to show off his instrumental prowess…on the bagpipes! In complete contrast, Jimmy Webb’s “Highwayman” and Ralph McTell’s “Streets Of London” are performed solo, with simple guitar backing. The last-named in particular is an understated standout and has become a big fan favorite.
Rick Wakeman’s 1990 show in Nottingham was recorded for a television series and reflects gems from throughout his storied career. Initially a successful studio keyboardist, Wakeman found international fame as a longtime member of YES, revered for his eclectic playing style. The lengthy compositions (with a three-person backing band) from this show explore the freedom his music allowed. “It was unbelievable,” says Wakeman. “Something that will never ever happen again is freedom. Freedom to make the music you want to do, freedom to play as you wanted.”
Next up in Rainman Records’ British Live Performance Series are sets from Uriah Heep, Belinda Carlisle and Joe Jackson.
Glen Campbell track list:
By The Time I Get To Phoenix
Try A Little Kindness
She’s Gone Gone Gone
Walking In The Sun
On A Good Night
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
I Remember You
Streets of London
Mull of Kintyre
Gentle On My Mind
Rick Wakeman track list:
Elizabethan Rock/Make Me A Woman
Journey To The Centre Of The Earth
Merlin The Magician