•A NEWLY REMASTERED & EXPANDED OFFICIAL TWO DISC RELEASE OF SKY’s CLASSIC 1981 ALBUM
•FEATURING A DVD (NTSC / REGION FREE) OF THE FIRST EVER DVD RELEASE OF SKY’s FAMOUS CONCERT AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY IN FEBRUARY 1981
•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 their second album in April 1980. “SKY 2” was a fine achievement, featuring the hit single “Toccata”, and topped the UK album charts upon its release. For this, the band’s third album, STEVE GRAY replaced Francis Monkman on keyboards, but the band continued their run of success as SKY 3 reached the UK top ten upon its release in March 1981.
The album’s success followed a highly memorable concert by the band at Westminster Abbey in London on February 24th 1981, which was recorded and broadcast by BBC Television and later released on home video cassette.
This Esoteric Recordings edition has been newly re-mastered and includes a companion DVD (NTSC / Region Free) of SKY AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY, (the first ever DVD release of this classic concert). The original album artwork is fully restored and the booklet features a new essay.
Please Note: This title is released 26th January 2015 and will not be dispatched until this date.
THE ORIGINAL ALBUM REMASTERED
9.DANCE OF THE BIG FAIRIES
11.KEEP ME SAFE AND KEEP ME WARM, SHELTER ME FROM DARKNESS
SKY AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY
5.RECUERDOS DE LA ALHAMBRA
6.DANCE OF THE LITTLE FAIRIES
13.KEEP ME SAFE AND KEEP ME WARM, SHELTER ME FROM DARKNESS
RECORDED LIVE AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY, LONDON ON 24TH FEBRUARY 1981 BY BBC TV