• A NEWLY REMASTERED & EXPANDED OFFICIAL TWO DISC RELEASE OF SKY’s CLASSIC 1982 ALBUM
• FEATURING A DVD (NTSC / REGION FREE) OF THE FIRST EVER DVD RELEASE OF SKY’s “NIGHT MUSIC” TV SPECIAL FOR THE BBC FROM JULY 1982
• 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 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.
SKY’s line-up remained the same for this, the band’s fourth album “SKY 4: Forthcoming” released in April 1982. Another successful chart album, “SKY 4: Forthcoming” has now been remastered and includes a companion DVD (NTSC / Region Free) of SKY’s live set for the BBC TV programme “Night Music”, broadcast in July 1982 (the first ever release of this classic television appearance). 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.
SKY 4: FORTHCOMING
THE ORIGINAL ALBUM REMASTERED
2. RIDE OF THE VALKYRIES
3. MARCH TO THE SCAFFOLD
4. TO YELASTO PEDI
5. WALTZ NO. 2
7. MY GISELLE
SKY: NIGHT MUSIC
1. WEST WIND
2. MY GIZELLE
3. FOOL ON THE HILL
4. TUBA SMARTIES
5. SISTER ROSE
6. LISTEN WITH MOTHER
RECORDED FOR BBC TV BROADCAST ON 8TH JULY 1982