Natural Avenue: Remastered And Expanded Edition - John Lodge

Natural Avenue: Remastered And Expanded Edition
•    NEW EXPANDED REMASTERED EDITION OF THE 1977 SOLO ALBUM BY THE MOODY BLUES’ JOHN LODGE
•    REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES
•    FEATURING TWO RARE BONUS TRACKS
•    DELUXE BOOKLET WITH FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK & ESSAY
•    REVIEWS IN "UNCUT”, "MOJO”, "RECORD COLLECTOR” & "CLASSIC ROCK PROG” MAGAZINES
•    COVERAGE ON RELEVANT WEBSITES & FANZINES

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of  a newly remastered edition of "Natural Avenue”, the 1977 solo album by the MOODY BLUES’ bass player, vocalist and writer JOHN LODGE. John’s contribution to the Moody Blues as a key member and songwriter is well known, and in 1977, whilst the band was on a hiatus, he recorded this solo album. Featuring contributions from guest musicians such as Kenney Jones, Chris Spedding, Mel Collins and Mick Weaver, the album was produced by Moody Blues’ producer Tony Clarke and was a UK Top 40 hit.

"Natural Avenue” has been remastered from the original master tapes and includes two bonus tracks, ‘Street Café’ and ‘Threw it All Away’, originally released as a single in 1980. The reissue also features a lavish booklet that fully restores the original album artwork.


 Available 24/02/2014


TRACK LISTING

1. INTRO TO CHILDREN OF ROCK N' ROLL
2. NATURAL AVENUE
3. SUMMER BREEZE, SUMMER SONG
4. CARRY ME
5. WHO COULD CHANGE
6. BROKEN DREAMS, HARD ROAD
7. PIECE OF MY HEART
8. RAINBOW
9. SAY YOU LOVE ME
10. CHILDREN OF ROCK N' ROLL

BONUS TRACKS
11. STREET CAFÉ
12. THREW IT ALL AWAY


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The Promise/Among The Stars: Expanded Edition
·       NEWLY REMASTERED & LIMITED EDITION 3 DISC SET BY MOODY BLUES KEYBOARD PLAYER MIKE PINDER
·       FEATURES REMASTERED VERSIONS OF HIS SOLO ALBUMS "THE PROMISE” & "AMONG THE STARS” ALONG WITH A DVD OF NEW INTERVIEWS WITH MIKE TALKING ABOUT THE MOODY BLUES AND HIS SONGS & SEVERAL SOLO PERFORMANCES.
·       WITH THREE NEW BONUS TRACKS BY MIKE PINDER, THE PINDER BROTHERS (FEATURING RAY THOMAS ON FLUTE) – PRODUCED BY TONY CLARKE
·       WITH THREE PICTURE POSTCARDS
·       LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET WITH NEW ESSAY

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce release of a Deluxe 3 Disc CD & DVD set by MOODY BLUES founder and keyboard player MIKE PINDER. Noted for his pioneering use of the Mellotron on the "Classic Seven” albums by the Moody Blues, Mike recorded a solo album, "The Promise”, (released in 1976) before departing the Moody Blues during sessions for the "Octave” album. Settling in California, Mike pursued many interests before releasing a follow up solo album, "Among the Stars” in 1994 as a private mail order release.

This deluxe boxed set features remastered versions of both albums, along with three new bonus tracks, "If She Came Back” by Mike and "Waves Crash” and "Empty Streets” by the Pinder Brothers (featuring RAY THOMAS on flute), produced by Moody Blues producer, the late Tony Clarke.

It also includes a DVD (over an hour in duration) with extensive interviews with Mike on his time with the Moody Blues, his personal philosophies and exclusive solo performances of his music. NB. The DVD featured in this set is in NTSC and REGION FREE format and playable in any country.

Available 28/10/2013
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North: Deluxe Edition
· EAGERLY AWAITED NEW STUDIO ALBUM FROM JOHN LEES’ BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST
· FULL UK TOUR IN NOVEMBER 2013

Esoteric Antenna are pleased to announce the release of the eagerly awaited new studio album by John Lees’ BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST - "North”.

The album (featuring all new material) draws on the fine musical heritage of Barclay James Harvest whilst bringing the BJH legacy up to date with expansive compositions and thoughtful lyrics. The band’s roots in rural north-west England are explored on the album’s title track, along with another extended piece, ‘On Leave’. The album also includes the recent digital single ‘Unreservedly Yours’ and ‘Ancient Waves’, a song performed live in more recent times.

This deluxe limited edition 2CD digi-pack release includes a previously unreleased bonus CD featuring highlights of the band’s sold out concert at Buxton Opera House in February 2011, featuring classic Barclay James Harvest material.

"North” continues the Barclay James Harvest story and is the strongest work to emerge from the band in many years, a true group effort by John Lees, Craig Fletcher, Jez Smith and Kevin Whitehead. The album release is supported by an extended UK tour by the band in November 2013.

Available 07/10/2013
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Natural Avenue: Limited Vinyl Edition with Bonus 12' Single
•    LIMITED EDITION FACSIMILE GATEFOLD 180 GRAM VINYL LP REISSUE OF THE 1977 SOLO ALBUM BY THE MOODY BLUES’ JOHN LODGE
•    WITH BONUS 7-INCH PICTURE SLEEVE SINGLE
•    INCLUDES ORIGINAL 4 PAGE LYRIC INSERT
•    REVIEWS IN "UNCUT”, "MOJO”, "RECORD COLLECTOR” & "CLASSIC ROCK PROG” MAGAZINES
•    COVERAGE ON RELEVANT WEBSITES & FANZINES

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce a limited edition vinyl release of "Natural Avenue”, the 1977 solo album by the MOODY BLUES’ bass player, vocalist and writer JOHN LODGE. John’s contribution to the Moody Blues as a key member and songwriter is well known, and in 1977, whilst the band was on a hiatus, he recorded this solo album. Featuring contributions from guest musicians such as Kenney Jones, Chris Spedding, Mel Collins and Mick Weaver, the album was produced by Moody Blues’ producer Tony Clarke and was a UK Top 40 hit.

"Natural Avenue” has been remastered from the original master tapes and this vinyl edition is housed in an exact facsimile of the original gatefold album sleeve and includes the original lyric insert. This release also includes a facsimile of John’s 1980 12” picture sleeve single ‘Street Café’ b/w ‘Threw it All Away’.


 Available 24/02/2014


TRACK LISTING

SIDE ONE:
1. INTRO TO CHILDREN OF ROCK N' ROLL
2. NATURAL AVENUE
3. SUMMER BREEZE, SUMMER SONG
4. CARRY ME
5. WHO COULD CHANGE

SIDE TWO:
1. BROKEN DREAMS, HARD ROAD
2. PIECE OF MY HEART
3. RAINBOW
4. SAY YOU LOVE ME
5. CHILDREN OF ROCK N' ROLL

BONUS 12” PICTURE SLEEVE SINGLE

SIDE ONE:
STREET CAFÉ

SIDE TWO:
THREW IT ALL AWAY

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Toys & Dishes

Esoteric Antenna is pleased to announce the release of the new album by CHRIS THOMPSON. Known for his work as the vocalist and guitarist on many hits for Manfred Mann’s Earthband, as well as featuring on the classic Jeff Wayne concept album "War of the Worlds”, Chris is also a noted songwriter (penning among other songs the smash hit "You’re the Voice” for John Farnham). 

His new studio album, "Toys and Dishes”, is his first in over ten years and draws on all the musical elements that make Chris’ songs and voice so instantly recognisable.  Of his new album, Chris reflects; "I’m very proud of the result. The songs really mean a great deal to me, mostly inspired by my daily life, a couple of forays into the past and a story or two!  Hopefully they’re accessible to both my very loyal fans and to everybody struggling to find time and money to do what they really want to with the people they love”. "Toys and Dishes” sees Chris Thompson back on form.


Available 17/03/2014

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Sontaag
•    STUNNING NEW ALBUM IN THE FINEST TRADITIONS OF PROGRESSIVE ROCK & SPACE ROCK
•    CO PRODUCED BY YOUTH (KILLING JOKE, THE FIREMAN)
•    ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET WITH NEW ESSAY

Stunning new album in finest tradition of progressive rock and space rock  

Pucker up and kiss… the apocalypse.   In the grand tradition of high concept progressive rock comes an epic cross-media hybrid where cerebral science fiction meets visceral rock ‘n’ roll. Sontaag’s eponymous debut album has been described as ‘the space opera that Pink Floyd never wrote’, ‘a modern-day Tubular Bells’, ‘a prog-rock War Of The Worlds’, but no reference point or sound-bite nails its seamless combination of space rock, narrative spoken word, and evocative post-Orb ambience quite as neatly as ‘sonic cinema’.

Recorded in New York City and London, co-produced and mixed by Youth (Killing Joke, The Fireman) for Big Life Management, ‘Sontaag’ is a stunning and immersive listening experience. An evolutionary progression combining cutting edge sounds with classic dynamics, adapting the rock experience for today’s digital environment. Arriving in a landscape where music, books and movies often co-exist on a single handheld device, ‘Sontaag’ represents a seamless fusion of the finest elements of all three.  

Sontaag's central sci-fi concept unfolds in a distant galaxy…  

The Ancients, through a long process of trial and error, had discovered the secret of synthesizing essential energy from harmonic sound, giving them the power to reanimate extinct planets by utilising giant orbiting sonic generators. But life came at a price. The newly supplanted inhabitants of MP-5 were compelled to provide the musical fuel for The Great Harmodulator simply to stay alive.

Sontaag features Richard Sontaag (composition, instruments, concept, co-production) and Ian Fortnam (story, lyrics, voice, concept).


•    This CD is released 28th April and will not be shipped prior to this date.

1.    EMPYREAN
2.    THE GREAT HARMODULATOR
3.    SPACESHIFTER
4.    HARMODULATION
5.    THE MINOR KEYS OF ANGUISHED WEEPING
6.    SERENA SERENARUM (PARTS 1, 2 & 3)
7.    SYN AND PHONIC
8.    INTERSTELLAR GENOCIDE
9.    CHOKUTO
10.  GLISSANDOR
11.  THE SKULL-SCRAPING CATERWAUL
12.  AFTERSHOCK CACOPHONY
13.  MEMORIA TENERE

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