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• A NEWLY REMASTERED & EXPANDED OFFICIAL TWO DISC RELEASE OF SKY’s CLASSIC 1980 ALBUM
• FEATURING A DVD (NTSC / REGION FREE) OF SKY’s SURVIVING 1980 BBC TV APPEARANCES (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
• FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK & BOOKLET WITH NEW ESSAY
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the next release in the continuing series of reissues of the entire catalogue by the legendary classical rock band SKY.
Formed in 1979, Sky brought together the worlds of rock and classical music in a highly successful and inspiring way. Featuring the gifted talents of guitarist JOHN WILLIAMS, percussionist TRISTAN FRY, legendary bass player HERBIE FLOWERS, former Curved Air keyboard player FRANCIS MONKMAN and guitarist KEVIN PEEK, Sky recorded their debut album at Abbey Road studios in the early months of 1979. The band’s self-titled debut reached the UK top ten in May 1979 and went on to achieve Platinum status in the UK and was also a major hit in Europe and Australia. Also a huge live attraction, SKY released this, their second album (a double LP), in April 1980. “SKY 2” was a fine achievement featuring the classic tracks “Hotta”, “Sahara”, “Vivaldi” (a re-working of the Curved Air piece), the epic side-long “Fifo” and the hit single “Toccata” and topped the UK album charts upon its release, becoming Sky’s most commercially successful album.
This Esoteric Recordings edition has been newly re-mastered and includes a DVD (NTSC / Region Free) featuring all of Sky’s surviving BBC TV appearances in 1980, all previously unreleased on video or DVD – namely the highlight’s of Sky’s concert at Hammersmith Odeon in 1980 as broadcast by the BBC on “Rhythm on Two” and Sky’s performance of “Toccata” on “Top of the Pops” in April 1980.
The original album artwork is fully restored and the booklet features a new essay.
NB: This title is released on November 24th 2014 and will not be dispatched until this date.
*This album is available to be purchased as part of a bundle deal, 2 albums for £17.99 – Click here for more information:- www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=4911
DISC ONE: CD
THE ORIGINAL ALBUM REMASTERED
2. DANCE OF THE LITTLE FAIRIES
d. WATCHING THE AEROPLANES
5. TUBA SMARTIES
7. GAVOTTE & VARIATIONS
9. TRISTAN’S MAGIC GARDEN
10. EL CIELO
DISC TWO: DVD (NTSC / REGION FREE)
4. DANCE OF THE LITTLE FAIRIES
7. BALLET / VOLTA
9. TUBA SMARTIES
10. FIFO (1ST, 2ND & 4TH MOVEMENTS)
11. DANZA PARAGUAYA
12. VALSE CREOLLO
Recorded at Hammersmith Odeon
Broadcast as “Rhythm on Two” – BBC TV
24th & 31st July 1980
“Top of the Pops” – BBC TV 10th April 1980
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