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• Tokyo Blade originally formed in 1982, releasing their self-titled debut in 1983 (CD 1 of this release). Formed around guitarist Andy Boulton, he was joined on their debut by Alan Marsh on lead vocals, John Wiggins on guitar, Andy Robbins on bass and Steve Pierce on drums, making a significant impact on the burgeoning NWOBHM scene that had been popularized by Iron Maiden, Saxon, Tygers Of Pan Tang and Def Leppard, as well as finding support in the pages of Kerrang! magazine. By 1984, they’d developed enough of a reputation to appear alongside Metallica and Venom at Holland’s Aardschock festival.
RE-PRESS: CD ORIGINALLY RELEASED IN 2018Although best known for the AOR and radio hits from the early 1980s (which included the number ones ‘Keep On Loving You’ and ‘Can't Fight This Feeling’), R.E.O. Speedwagon’s long history goes way back to their formation in Champaign, Illinois in 1967.
Sown from the seeds of two midlands bands, Finders Keepers, featuring Mel Galley (guitar/vocals), Dave Holland (drums) and Glenn Hughes (bass/vocals), plus the Montanas’ John Jones (vocals/trumpet) and Terry Rowley (keyboards/guitar/flute), Trapeze were discovered by 60s beat supremos The Moody Blues, and snapped up for their own label, Threshold Records.
Fast Buck were a popular classic rock band who made just one album – a self-titled effort for Jet Records in 1976. Amazingly, despite selling 40,000 copies at the time, the LP has never been reissued on CD, until now, and includes the LP’s sole single ‘Sometime Man’! The band revolved around the talents of guitarist and songwriter Ed Hamilton, who kept the band going long after they had parted company with Jet and founded their own recording studio.
• A NEW 4CD CLAMSHELL BOX SET GATHERING TOGETHER THE FOUR ALBUMS RELEASED BYTHE LEGENDARY CLIMAX BLUES BAND BETWEEN 1973 & 1976• FEATURING THE ALBUMS “FM LIVE”, “SENSE OF DIRECTION”, “STAMP ALBUM” & “GOLD PLATED”• ALBUMS PACKAGED IN REPLICA ALBUM SLEEVE WALLETS• ALSO INCLUDES A POSTER
Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of “The Albums 1969 - 1972” by the Climax Blues Band; a 5 CD set comprising the band’s first five albums, originally issued on EMI’s Parlophone and Harvest labels between 1969 and 1972, namely The Climax Chicago Blues Band, Plays On, A Lot of Bottle, Tightly Knit and Rich Man.
• A NEWLY RE-MASTERED 2 CD & 1 DVD (NTSC / REGION FREE) EXPANDED CLAMSHELL BOXED SET EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC ALBUM• PRODUCED BY PAUL McCARTNEY• FEATURING SONGS WRITTEN BY PAUL McCARTNEY & MIKE McGEAR McCARTNEY - FEATURING WINGS AND PADDY MOLONEY (THE CHIEFTAINS)• FEATURING 21 BONUS TRACKS INCLUDING 13 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED OUT-TAKES & UNRELEASED TRACKS & 4 SINGLES• RE-MASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES• WITH ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET WITH A NEW ESSAY AND A POSTER
Humble Pie’s “Up Our Sleeve: Official Bootleg Box Set Vol 3” is latest recorded testament to what this band did best; playing bluesy, gutsy, soulful hard rock, live on stage. Drawn from a variety of audience recordings that have previously only been available as “under the counter” pirate releases, this is an honest and raw tribute to a classic and much missed super-group on the 1970s, released in conjunction with Pie founder member and drummer, Jerry Shirley.
Finally, this album can get a proper release, and now features a second CD featuring eight bonus tracks. Also featured is newly commissioned liner-notes by Classic Rock’s Malcolm Dome based on recent interviews with Jimmy Waldo.