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“Split II”: Rare live album of Tony McPhee’s Blues Band on M.i.G.

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With the Groundhogs, Tony McPhee wrote British blues rock history from the 1960s onwards. Along with Neil Young, he is one of the founding fathers of grunge rock. Still today records like “Thank Christ For The Bomb”, “Hogwash” or “Split” belong in every well-kept collection. Julian Cope, the British “Krautrock” expert and former frontman of The Teardrop Explodes, once said: “The way Tony (more…)

John Hartford New Live-Album

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In 1967 John Hartford recorded the album “Sweetheart Of The Rodeo” together with the Byrds. The album is seen as a milestone in rock history, it was the birth of the new genre country rock, nowadays also called Americana. Without this album, future successes of bands like the Flying Burrito Brothers, Poco and the Eagles, or artists like Jackson Browne and Alison Krauss (more…)

Hans Zimmer Gifts Memorial Plaque For Electronic Beats Studio

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A memorial plaque was unveiled on December 4, 2020 on the school building in Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Pfalzdorfer Straße 30, donated in 2020 by Grammy-Awrad winner Hans Zimmer and Bernd Kistenmacher. This studio was founded by Konrad Latte, director of the Berlin Baroque Orchestra, and built and managed by Swiss avant-garde composer Thomas Kessler. Bands like Agitation Free, Tangerine Dream and Ash Ra Tempel as (more…)

Steve Hillage Live At Rockpalast 1977

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On 20th March 1977, Hillage gave a concert as part of the “L” tour at the Otto Hahn School in Bensberg (near Bergisch Gladbach), Germany, which was recorded by WDR and broadcast on German television with a slight time delay. Steve Hillage was on the road with a band that he had put together especially for the tour. Apart from his partner Miquette (more…)

John Renbourn – A Maid In Bremen

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In 1967 the british guitarist and songwriter John Renbourn together with his friend Bert Jansch founded the British folk rock band Pentangle. Like Jansch, Renbourn was considered an outstanding representative of the British “Folk Baroque” and fingerpicking playing technique. Since 1968 Renbourn successfully recorded several albums with Pentangle for the well-known UK folk/folk rock label Transatlantic. After the release of the album “Solomon’s (more…)

Andreas Vollenweider releases his back catalog

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“Behind The Gardens – Behind The Wall – Under The Tree” is the first album by Andreas Vollenweider, which after its release in 1981, provided the worldwide breakthrough of this exceptional artist and brought millions of sales. Now the Swiss harpist is re-releasing the album in the original sound dress of the early 1980’s without bonus tracks and without artificially high BIT rates. (more…)

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