One of those uniquely '70s groups, Middle of the Road were a Scottish pop vocal group whose singles "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep," "Tweedle Dee Tweedle Dum," and "Soley Soley" were huge European hits, selling in the tens of millions. Formed by Sally Carr (vocals), Ian McCredie (guitar), Eric McCredie (bass), and drummer Ken Andrew in 1970 (the group had been playing together since 1967, but under the moniker of "Part Three") Middle of the Road had trouble finding success until they uprooted from the United Kingdom and settled in Italy.
By the end of the 1970s, Smokie seemed more or less spent as a serious commercial force, although they continued racking up the hit singles, sporadically at home and consistently in Germany. This album, however, caught them during one of their fallow patches, midway between the peaks of "Mexican Girl" and "Take Good Care of My Baby," and it was very easy to overlook it entirely…
In these two live concerts, rock's legendary Allman Brothers Band whip up the kind of excitement their fans have loved for years. This pioneering Southern rock band, including Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts, blazes through their classics in a concert performance live from Gainesville, Florida. Then the band rocks for more than an hour at the Capitol Theater. Also included is rare footage of an on-the-road hotel room jam session and a peek at a private acoustic "unplugged-style" session in a recording studio.
Back in the ’80s, Adam Ant was a giant UK Pop star with ten top charting singles in the UK between 1980 and 1983. His second album, Kings Of The Wild Frontier, released in 1980 helped to start that historical run for Adam Ant. Curated and remastered by Adam Ant, this new Legacy edition includes the original 12 track UK album, B sides, previously unreleased studio demos and rough cuts, a previously unissued live recording and rarities all fully remastered from original tape by Adam Ant.