RETURN TO THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON + WISH YOU WERE HERE AGAIN: Two classic Pink Floyd albums re-imagined by some of MOJO's favourite contemporary artists. Featuring Doug Paisley, Wolf People, Of Arrowe Hill, Lia Ices, Gallops, Matt Berry, Neville Skelly and more! Not to be confused with a 2006 retail release of the same name, MOJO Magazine's October, 2011 free CD is an exclusive gathering of not-so-well-known artists commissioned to re-imagine an etched-in-stone classic, Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon.
To celebrate Robert Plant's foray into the Country Rock scene, Mojo presents 15 original blues classics which influenced him and many other landmark acts. Featuring tracks from Muddy Waters, Memphis Minnie, Jimmy Reed, Son House, John Lee Hooker and many more.
Mojo Presents David Gilmour & Friends. Some three years ago, David Gilmour very kindly sent Mojo a cover version of The Beatles’ "Here, There And Everywhere". After a spot of cajoling he’s finally agreed to let include it on the free CD that comes with the new edition of Mojo (October 15 / #263). "I really wish I had been in The Beatles," Gilmour tells Mojo of the genesis behind his cover. "They taught me how to play guitar, I learnt everything. The bass parts, the lead, the rhythm, everything. They were fantastic." That love is manifested on the wonderful harmony-filled cover of the 1966 Revolver original recorded with his son Joe. Previously unreleased anywhere. A number of Gilmour’s closest collaborators appear on this compilation while the guitarist is featured on six of the tracks himself, including songs from Phil Manzanera, Robert Wyatt and The Pretty Things.
The Beach Boys' 1966 release Pet Sounds was a psychedelic trip primarily the work of Brian Wilson it marked the beginning of a downward creative and emotional spiral for its maker, Brian Wilson. Here is a selection of mini-symphonies inspired by the group from acts including The Who, Jan & Dean and The Barracudas.
Mojo presents Pink Floyd's 1979 Masterpiece Re-recorded: The Wall Re-Built is a tribute and testament to the power of the original album. For the past 30 years The Wall has fascinated both fans and musicians in equal measure, its claustrophobic qualities reflecting the alienation and disenchantment that assailed its principal architect. The biggest selling double album of all-time, the LP itself has also exerted a magnetic influence on fellow musicians, its themes of isolation and egotism possessing a particular fascination. Its appeal among musicians has allowed MOJO to assemble what has been one of our most ambitious projects to date in the shape of this exclusive two disc tribute to Pink Floyd's 1979 masterpiece. As with Disc One, we invite you once again to check out the individual work of all the artists involved with this second instalment of The Wall Re-Built, and to revel in the new perspectives offered by this unique celebration. MOJO has hand-picked a series of contemporary artists and given them free rein to reinterpret this most wide-ranging of works. The results, we hope you will agree, provide a new set of perspectives on the fantastic material.
Mojo presents 15 mindblowing cosmic tracks approved personally by Paul Weller, including Panda Bear, TOY, Public Service Broadcasting, Neu!, Ryley Walker, Syd Arthur and more.
There is some great ambient electronica on these 4 Discs. This collection was put out on the Jumpin' & Pumpin' label back in 1999. If you are a Jake Stephenson fan this is a very important collection, since it includes the whole of the Crystal Moon (Jake Stephenson and Matt Hillier) album 'Temple' which is otherwise a very expensive CD to pick up. All the tracks are here. There are also a number of other Jake Stephenson tracks, either under his own name (unusually), or under more of his pseudonyms (Alien Mutation, Curly Whirly Spirits). We also get some Matt Hillier tracks, and some rather good tunes by Dave Hendry (as O-Head, Hyperborea and Twilight Pilot).