Joan Anita Barbara Armatrading is a British singer-songwriter and guitarist. As a three-time Grammy Award-nominee, Armatrading was nominated twice for BRIT Awards as Best Female Artist. She also received an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contemporary Song Collection in 1996. In a recording career spanning 40 years, Armatrading has released 18 studio albums, as well as several live albums and compilations.
Chronological development of popular music from 1960 to 1997, the impact of social change on the text and style of music. Immerse yourself in a nostalgic trip, remember how it was different before. For the older generation it - a memory, a wonderful meeting with the youth and for the young - a unique opportunity to hear music that is virtually nowhere is not sound.
This anniversary release is a three CD collection featuring classic rock acts from the Old Grey Whistle Test era including the likes of Elton John, Eric Clapton, The Who, Bob Dylan and Led Zeppelin, as well as a number of American new wave artists such as Blondie, The Ramones and Talking Heads. The bonus tracks were recorded live on the Old Grey Whistle Test and cover the shows entire 16 years and as such have a more diverse feel with artists from Alice Cooper and John Lennon to Magazine and Simple Minds. The album is packaged in a deluxe reverse board digipak.
Dire Straits emerged during the post-punk era of the late '70s, and while their sound was minimalistic and stripped down, they owed little to punk. If anything, the band was a direct outgrowth of the roots revivalism of pub rock, but where pub rock celebrated good times, Dire Straits were melancholy…