Samson’s career goes back to the mid-1970s London pub and club circuit, where early members included future Squeeze drummer Paul Gunn, and ex Zzebra bassist John McCoy. By 1977 the line-up had stabilised with future Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr, and ex- Steamhammer, Castle and Tiger Lily bassist Chris Aylmer.
HNE Recordings are proud to reissue 'Dust' by Seattle grunge outfit Screaming Trees. As well as plenty of rare memorabilia, the booklet also includes liner notes from Matt Reynolds, who worked as the Screaming Trees’ press officer during the release of “Dust”.
Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia in 1986, Mary My Hope made their initial - if short - splash on the UK rock scene after releasing their debut album, "Museum", on Silvertone Records in June 1989, a label that's probably best known for releasing the Stone Roses' debut that same year. Mary My Hope's initial exposure was during a UK tour supporting Stevenage gothic- rockers, Fields Of The Nephilim.
A 4CD box set of classic Fandango material ft. Joe Lynn Turner, released on RCA Records. According to Joe Lynn Turner’s official biography, Fandango were, “a band described as an eclectic mix of R&B, pop, country, jazz and melodic rock”.
Expanded reissue of 'Stranger In Us All' by Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow. The extensive liner notes also feature a personal account from singer Doogie White, plus plenty of artwork and memorabilia from Doogie's own Rainbow collection.
Graham Bonnet’s “Anthology” is the first all encompassing, career spanning career retrospective from this highly respected singer and song writer, from his first hits of the late 1960s, right up to the Graham Bonnet Band in 2017.
Each of the three albums is presented in a “mini-sleeve” of the original LP, and is housed in a “clamshell” box. The expanded booklet features an expanded essay by NWOBHM and Witchfynde expert, John Tucker.
A 6CD box set of material by rock artist REX SMITH. Each of the six albums is presented in its own “mini album” sleeve, and the extended booklet features rare memorabilia, as well as an essay from Malcolm Dome based on new interviews with Rex. The set also includes three bonus "mono" single versions, available on CD for the first time.
A 4 Disc box set of Tokyo Blade material, collecting together many rare EPs, singles and non-album cuts from the early 1980s, including tracks from “The Cave Sessions”, “Undercover Honeymoon” 12”, “Midnight Rendezvous” EP and “Madame Guillotine” EP. Featuring lengthy and detailed liner notes from note NWOBHM and Tokyo Blade expert John Tucker, Tokyo Blade continue to play live and release records to this date.
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In 1968 - when the band that had previously been known as The Scorpions, The Spectres and Traffic Jam, became The Status Quo - Bob Young joined as their roadie, tour manager and harmonica player, until he stepped down from this role in 1981. On this album, Bob is joined by some impressive guests, including long-time “Young & Moody” collaborator, Micky Moody on guitar, Albert Lee, Billy Bremner, B J Cole, Pete Wiltshire, and Quo’s Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt. As an extra treat for Quo fans, the album finishes on a writing session for the band’s first number one single, ‘Down Down’, recorded at the Travelodge Motel in Hollywood, on the band’s first American tour in 1973.
Despite being at the forefront of the burgeoning “New Wave Of British Heavy Metal” scene (or NWOBHM) in 1979, alongside Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and Saxon, and spearheaded by Geoff Barton and the Sounds weekly music paper, Diamond Head were unable to secure a major label contract. Seeing their heavy metal and hard rock peers reap rewards and chart success, Diamond Head eventually released their debut LP independently on their own Happy Face Records in 1980, available for the princely sum of £3.50, sold via an advert in Sounds and at gigs. Without a title or track list, the now highly collectable “The White Album” LP was issued in a plain white LP jacket, with merely a band signature to identify it.
Words In The Distance: 1994-1998 collects together three mid-90s classics from progressive heavy rock legends Uriah Heep. Each of these remastered albums feature an essay from Classic Rock and Metal Hammer’s Malcolm Dome based on interviews with the band.
“Live From The Atlantic Studios” by DETECTIVE ft. Michael Des Barres remains a fitting testament to the short-lived band. Originally issued in 1978, but never officially made available commercially, this is the very first time this album has been legitimately released on CD.
This new version of “It Takes One To Know One” by DETECTIVE ft Michael Des Barres features liner notes based on interviews by Malcolm Dome with Michael Des Barres, recording engineer Richard Digby-Smith and guitarist Michael Monarch. Long out of print, this is the first time it has been made available on CD outside of Japan and the U.S. and Germany
Featuring the singles ‘Take It Off’ and ‘Who Invited You’, this expanded edition of THE DONNAS “Spend The Night” now features five bonus tracks; ‘Hyperactive’, ‘Rock 'N' Roll Machine’, ‘Mama's Boy’, ‘Play My Game’ and ‘Backstage’, the latter taken from the soundtrack to the remake of “Freaky Friday”.
This previously unreleased 10 track Blackthorne album “Don’t Kill The Thrill” has been augmented by no less than 20 bonus tracks, including rare live recordings captured in the States and Japan. Hit Parader magazine concluded that this was a band with, “A Triple-A rated rock and roll pedigree, Blackthorne is a band that certainly knows everything there is to know about making great rock music.”
This set includes remastered audio, plus new liner notes from Classic Rock’s Malcolm Dome based on recent interviews with Graham Bonnet. The Graham Bonnet Band and a reformed Alcatrazz will be touring together in 2017.
As well as showcasing tracks from the then unreleased “Disturbing the Peace”, this Japanese concert features ‘Hiroshima Mon Amour’ and ‘Kree Nakoorie’ from the first Alcatrazz album, Rainbow hits ‘All Night Long’ and ‘Since You Been Gone’, plus Graham Bonnet’s solo hit ‘Night Games’.