The first solo album K2 - THE TALES OF TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY. It's not easy to describe Airey’s musical style, but the best approximation is a mix of 70’s hard rock and symphonic progressive rock. The album is proof that Airey is one of the best keyboard players around. Don Airey quit the band Whitesnake to record the solo album K2 - Tales of Triumph and Tragedy. In it he plays with Gary Moore, Cozy Powell, Chris Thompson and Colin Blunstone.
Often credited as the original band of AOR virtuoso Robby Valentine, “Zinatra” could be considered as the archetypal melodic rock/glam metal band of Holland, having debuted in 1988 and enjoyed considerable chart success with such hit singles as “Love or Loneliness”, “Somewhere” and “Lookin' for Love”.
1ST AVENUE - TEARS AND THRIUMPH! FANTASTIC Dutch melodic rock cd, released on the INDISC label, back in 1992. 1st Avenue was the former band of Robby Valentine, but at the time of release of their first album and single he already left the band. Featuring the singles “Heaven In Your Arms” and “Once In A Million Years” (two excellent ballads), the album oozed quality with great vocals and huge keyboards.
Accidentally on Purpose is an album by Deep Purple members Ian Gillan and Roger Glover, released in February 1988 on Virgin Records. The track "Lonely Avenue" appeared on the soundtrack to Rain Man featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. The track "Telephone Box" reached No. 15 on Billboard charts.
When Chumbawamba recorded the first version of English Rebel Songs 1391-1914 in 1988, it was a very unusual step for a band of anarcho-punks. After all, a bunch of unaccompanied traditional folk songs was in direct contrast to the loud noise of electric music. But the album spoke very eloquently, showing the band was committed to learning – and disseminating teaching – from history.