A Great Big World is an American two-member musical group from New York made up of singers and songwriters Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino and signed to Epic Records. The group is best known for their singles "This Is The New Year" which was performed by the cast in an episode of Glee and reaching the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 Chart in May 2013 and by their international hit "Say Something" particularly after recording it as a duet collaboration with Christina Aguilera.
Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live 1980–81 is a live album released by Pink Floyd in 2000. It is a live rendition of The Wall, produced and engineered by James Guthrie, with tracks selected from the August 1980 and June 1981 performances at Earls Court in London. The album was first released in The Netherlands by EMI Records on 23 March 2000, who released a limited edition in the United Kingdom on 27 March. The general release followed on 18 April 2000 with US and Canadian distribution by Columbia Records.
Deconstruction Records is a British record label founded in 1987 by Pete Hadfield and Keith Blackhurst, together with Mike Pickering of M People. It initially specialised in house anthems such as K Klass's "Rhythm Is A Mystery" and Bassheads' "Is There Anybody Out There?", as well as M People's output, but also had a record in promoting underground dance acts such as Dave Clarke. Hits included Robert Miles's UK No.2 hit "Children", Felix's twice UK Top Ten hit "Don't You Want Me" and Italian techno act U. S. U. R. A.'s UK No.7 hit, "Open Your Mind".
It was home to Kylie Minogue in the mid-late 1990s, when working with Saint Etienne, Brothers in Rhythm (who produced her single "Confide in Me"), and others.
'The Wall' had a profound effect on musicians of many generations. This 2CD set finds Another Brick in the Wall; Hey You; Is There Anybody Out There; Comfortably Numb; In the Flesh; Run Like Hell , and the rest of Pink Floyd's masterpiece played by Adrian Belew, John Wetton, Rick Wakeman, Robby Krieger, Keith Emerson, Chris Squire, Geoff Downes, Elliot Easton, Steve Howe, Fee Waybill, Ian Anderson and many, many more!
As tribute albums (vol. 1 & vol. 2) go, Electronic Tribute to Pink Floyd is a pretty interesting proposition, featuring big-beat, drum'n'bass, trance, and techno takes on some of the pioneering space-rockers' best-known material. In practice, some of the ideas work and some don't; the most disappointing are the versions that don't match the musical skill of the originals, as on the awkwardly recited, barely sung lyrics of "The Wall" or Dynamichrome's take on "Money," which smooths the 7/4 time signature of the original into a straight four-count beat. But some of the new arrangements are effective, bringing out either the ethereal atmosphere or the latent heaviness in the group's music, and recontextualizing it in electronic form. Classic-rock purists have a notorious distaste for any music not centered around guitars, but in truth, there's some pretty decent music to be found here.
Alan Price's second album consolidated the change of direction he'd started in early 1967, when his cover of Randy Newman's "Simon Smith and His Amazing Dancing Bear" became a big British hit. Moving away from the jazzy Animals-styled R&B-rock that he'd presented on his first album and singles, Price moved into a more original, if less powerful, brand of Newman-influenced vaudevillian pop…