Recorded in 1981, this DVD live set presents Journey at the peak of its powers, on tour in support of the highly successful ESCAPE album (and novelty video game… remember?). The arena-rock band is clearly at home in the cavernous Houston venue, offering up many of the aforementioned record's songs, including the energetic title track, the prom classic "Open Arms," and the anthemic "Don't Stop Believin'." Vocalist Steve Perry belts out the hits in his dramatic signature style and plays the role of hard-rock frontman to perfection, and keyboardist Jonathan Cain, drummer Steve Smith, and guitarist Neal Schon each take lengthy solos, with Schon's moment in the spotlight truly sending fans into a frenzy.
With the distinctive voice of Steve Perry, the Show in Tokyo from 1981 contains all the major Journey hits. Featuring Journey's best ever line-up, the musical capabilities of each member are exceptional. Their performance as a band is making Journey to one of the greatest US Rockbands of all time. Tracks include 'Where Were You', 'Line Of Fire', 'When The Love Has Gone', 'Dead Or Alive', 'Too Late', 'Party Is Over', 'Anyway You Want It', and more.
Chris Rea was a rock star with the sort of gravel voice that was ideally suited to singing the blues, or was he a blues star who occasionally lent his talent to performing rock. The Road to Hell & Back was his 28th album in total including five different greatest-hits compilations, but was his first live album. Recorded at various venues during his 2006 tour from Warsaw to Moscow and Plymouth, Oxford and Brighton, all the tracks show a tight, together band, the Fireflies led by Chris Rea, not in the best of health but enjoying performing to appreciative, sometimes too polite audiences, who applaud in all the right places (at the end of each song).
Originally released on DVD in 2009, Journey Live In Manila is now being reissued on DVD and Blu-ray; but for the first time featuring the audio from the show on 2CD. This release captures Journey's concert at the SM Mall Of Asia in Manila, Phillipines on March 14th, 2009. It marked the return to his hometown of the band's then newly arrived singer and frontman Arnel Pineda. Journey delivered an inspired performance in front of an adoring crowd as they played a set of greatest hits interspersed with tracks from their 2008 album Revelation. This is a must-have for any Journey fan.
On March 14, 2009, Journey returned to Arnel Pineda's homeland and introduced him as their newest lead singer to a crowd of nearly 30,000 at the Mall Of Asia Concert Grounds. By the time Journey made their way to Manila, more than 800,000 copies of Revelation had been sold and had been supported with sold-out shows all over the world…
Caro Emerald and the Grandmono Orchestra turned the Heineken Music Hall into their own personal ballroom for three fantastic nights in December 2010. It's the perfect ambiance to enjoy all of the hits from her unprecedented cinematic debut album "Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor" live…
The music of Flemish composer Nicolas Gombert (accent it like "Dilbert"), active in the first generation after Josquin in the 1530s and 1540s, has remained almost completely untouched by the growth in audience enthusiasm for Renaissance music in recent years. Is this because, according to one of those music-historical sidelights reproduced in the notes here, Gombert was once fired from a job for committing "gross indecency" with a choirboy? More likely it's the relatively unchanging texture of his unaccompanied choral music; although it is far from inexpressive, it is quite dense. His language is derived from that of his mentor Josquin, but there are no high-relief points of imitation to grab onto, no moments of lucidity. It's sort of a Renaissance wall of sound, dark-colored, but with flashes of intense red and blue.