This disc shows a year in the life of Mostly Autumn, the year of the transition from the somewhat folky directed first albums to the more rock oriented Passengers, or at least that is how they will it. The tracks are interspersed with little bits of interview, and impressions of life on the road.
"If you like Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, and a bit of Celtic rock,with a pinch flute, then you will love this, i came across this band by a promo disc on Classic Rock Mag, got 4 of there albums already,but soon as i see a SACD mix it was a must have, and i was not dissapointed, a true 5.1 mix recorded live in York, Next to Pink Floyd DSOTM this is my favorite,the true feeling of being there is great"
Although nowadays Jean-Philippe Rameau is considered the greatest French baroque composer, he only came to real fame when he was already fifty years old. Then, in 1733, his first 'tragédie en musique', Hippolyte et Aricie, was performed in public. This was followed later that decade by Castor et Pollux (1737) and Dardanus (1739) and two 'opéra-ballets', Les Indes galantes (1735) and Les Fêtes d'Hébé (1739). By the 1740s his reputation was such that there was no other composer who could be invited to write the main music to be performed during the festivities at the occasion of the marriage of Dauphin Louis, son of King Louis XV, to Marie-Thérèse of Spain in February 1745. The festivities in Versailles, which lasted a month, started and ended with music by Rameau. The events started with the 'comédie-ballet' La Princesse de Navarre, which Voltaire, who had written the text, described as bringing together "the varied delights of declaimed speech, dancing and music". The whole thing lasted about three ands a half hours, half of which consisted of music, mostly for dancing. This disc contains all the music Rameau contributed to it.
This is the ultimate to Pink Floyd, the essential music of Pink Floyd arranged for grand piano, flute ans string quartet by Iain Jennings. Featured here are the musical highlights from Pink Floyd featuring the entire spectrum of Floyd classics from Piper at the Gates of Dawn through to The Division Bell.