REMASTERED EDITION OF THE RARE 1978 ALBUM BY CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE ROCK BAND FM
FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK & ESSAY
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the
release of a remastered edition of the 1978 mini-album by the Canadian
Progressive Rock group FM, “Direct to Disc”.
The band began life in 1976 with CAMERON HAWKINS
(Synthesisers, Bass, Vocals) and NASH THE SLASH (Jeff Plewman) (Electric
Violin, Mandolin, Vocals) coming together as a duo, making an appearance on
national TV in Canada in the Summer of 1976. By March 1977 FM became a trio with
the addition of MARTIN DELLER on Drums. The Canadian Broadcasting Company
offered to release the band’s debut album, “Black Noise” on the CBC label later
that year. By the end of the year Nash the Slash had been replaced by BEN MINK
on Electric Violin and Mandolin in time for the sessions for “Direct to Disc”,
an album that featured one track per side and was recorded directly to a master
disc from which records were pressed, rather than from a master tape.
This mid-priced Esoteric Recordings release is the
first time “Direct to Disc” has been issued in Europe and has been newly
remastered and includes an illustrated booklet and a new essay.
Release Date: 25/02/2013