The Best of Michael Franks: A Backward Glance is a good 15-track collection that is equally divided between soft rock like "Popsicle Toes" and smooth jazz. Any curious listener looking for a one-stop introduction to Franks would be well served with this collection. Among the highlights are "The Lady Wants to Know," "Antonio's Song," "When the Cookie Jar Is Empty," "Tiger in the Rain," "Baseball," "Your Secret's Safe with Me," "When I Give My Love to You," "The Art of Love," "Soul Mate," and "Hourglass".
ON A DAY LIKE TODAY is the eighth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams, released in 1998. Bryan recruited producer Bob Rock for this album. Bryan wanted to produce a hit album after critics panned his last studio album. "On a Day Like Today" was the first single released. It reached #13 in the UK and #1 on the Canadian Singles Chart. "When You're Gone", the second single, was a smash hit reaching #3 on the UK Chart and was in the Top 10 for ten weeks. It reached #11 in Canada. "Cloud Number Nine" reached #6 in the UK and #7 in Canada.
Officially licensed from Jimmy Carl Black, this collection spans JCB's entire solo recorded history. Included are both sides of his 1962 single with The Keys ("Stretch Pants" b/w "Just A Matter Of Time") to his performances with The Grandmothers, Arthur Brown and many other bands. Features 3 tracks not on the original release: "Fever," "Lady Queen Bee" and "Blue Eyed Woman." American drummer and vocalist. Best known for his work with Frank Zappa and original drummer in the first line-up of 'The Mothers', with his introductory line "Hi, boys and girls - I’m Jimmy Carl Black, and I’m the Indian of the group”. Also referred to by Don Van Vliet as "Indian Ink" during their musical association. Black co-founded several groups and featured on many recordings after departing Zappa's band - with whom he made the first 8 albums…
They lived by the code of chivalry and woke to the sounds of trumpets. They owed their position and power to the lords whose desperate striving for glory and land rocked Europe for centuries. FOOT SOLDIER: THE MEDIEVAL SOLDIER is a unique look at the lives of the common soldier in the countless and continual wars of the Middle Ages. Drawing on ancient accounts of battles, rare artworks, the latest discoveries and groundbreaking scholarship, a complete account of the lot of these overlooked soldiers emerges. Told in a refreshing, vibrant style, THE MEDIEVAL SOLDIER marches into the heart of history, showing what it was like to fight with the sword and bow and arrow in the armies of feudal lords.