Streets Of Heaven is the new solo album by John Illsley, a founding member of Dire Straits.
Multiple Brit & Grammy award winner and founder member of Dire Straits, John Illsley follows his 2014 studio album 'Testing The Water' with this splendid live album recorded in 2014 at The Half Moon in Putney, London. Includes no less than seven Dire Straits hits like 'Sultans Of Swing', 'Romeo And Juliet' and 'Money For Nothing. Plus great versions of Leonard Cohen’s 'First We Take Manhattan' and Roger Water’s 'Another Brick In The Wall'. John includes several of his own songs which have appeared on his solo albums like Streets Of Heaven and Testing The Water.
Former Dire Straits bassist John Illsley has announced the release of his sixth solo album "Long Shadows", on Creek Touring & Records. Illsley sings lead vocals, plays bass and acoustic guitar on all of the album's eight tracks, and recorded Long Shadows at his former bandmate and close friend Mark Knopfler's British Grove Studios, as well as at Room With A View and A Bay Studios. There are guest appearances by another longtime Dire Straits and Knopfler collaborator, Guy Fletcher, who co-produced the album with John; by electric guitarist Simon Johnson, whose credits include Lana Del Rey and James Morrison; and by Illsley’s children Jess and Dee Dee, who sing backing vocals.
In Fort Lamy, French Equitorial Africa, idealist Morel launches a one-man campaign to preserve the African elephant from extinction, which he sees as the last remaining "roots of Heaven." At first, he finds only support from Minna, hostess of the town's only night club, who is in love with him, and a derelict ex-British Army Major, Forsythe. His crusade gains momentum and he is soon surrounded by an odd assortment of characters: Cy Sedgewick, an American TV commentator who becomes impressed and rallies world-wide support; a U.S. photographer, Abe Fields, who is sent to do a picture story on Morel and stays on to follow his ideals; Saint Denis, a government aide ordered to stop Morel; Orsini, a professional ivory hunter whose vested interests aren't the same as Morel's; and Waitari, leader of a Pan-African movement who follows Morel only for the personal good it will do his own campaign.
"Welcome to Heaven" is a studio album recorded by John Wetton. Originally released in Japan in 2000. It was re-released in 2001 under the title SINISTER without the bonus tracks but with a different cover. The wonderful musicians who have helped to make this album what it is: Steve Hackett, Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald, Dick Wagner, Johny Young, Gary Chandler, Steve Christey, John Mitchell, Greg Bisonette, Todd Suchermann, Keith Bessey and last - but never least - Martin Orford.
Multiple Brit & Grammy award winner John Illsley has returned with a new studio album ‘Testing The Water’. Recorded and produced with Guy Fletcher at A-Bay Studios and British Grove, which has led to a tour currently penned for Autumn 2014.