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Mr. and Mrs. Blackmore unboxing marble vinyl of the Shadow of the Moon 25th anniversary edition

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Trapeze box, vol. 2

A second instalment of the Trapeze reissues will be released on April 28, 2023, via Cherry Red Records. This box set will include Hot Wire (1974), Trapeze (1975), and Hold On (1979) albums, and three live recordings: Live At The Boat Club (September 13, 1975 in Nottingham, UK), Live At Arlington (September 12, 1976, Texas […]

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Don & Simon go binary

Martin Barre’s drummer Darby Todd has his first solo album out, called The Real1ty 0f Zer0s and 0nes. Don Airey and Simon McBride are both featured on the album, along with a variety of other prog and fusion luminaries. Don has contributed to the track called Ahh… Mr. Bond, and Simon to I’m Tweaked / […]

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Porgy & Bess & Lucifer Sam

Ian Paice is featured on the new Arthur Brown album Monster’s Ball. He is among the guest musicians on the album and contributed drums to the opening track Lucifer Sam.

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Trapeze box set

Cherry Red records in the UK (which apparently is now the home of Purple Records imprint) is releasing a 6CD Trapeze box set on February 24, 2023. The set consists of the first three Trapeze albums circa 1970-72, recorded for the Threshold label, a previously unreleased 1973 live set recorded in Dallas, Texas, along with […]

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Shadow of the Moon 25th

A 25th anniversary edition of Blackmore’s Night’s Shadow of the Moon will come out on March 10, 2023, via Edel/earMusic. This edition has been remixed and remastered from the original multitrack tapes. It will come out in the usual multitude of formats, from CD+DVD digipak at €19, to a €105 super deluxe package that includes […]

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JLT’s tortured soul

Another video promoting Joe Lynn Turner’s new solo album Belly of the Beast. This is for the track called Tortured Soul.

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Bernie’s Final Fling

Bernie Torme’s posthumous live album aptly named Final Fling will be released on November 25, 2022. It was recorded in December 2018 at the Barnroom Studios in Kent, England. Bernie passed away on March 17, 2019 after being hospitalized with virulent double pneumonia. “Wild West” was recorded by Bernie and his final trio lineup (featuring […]

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Funky, heavy & tight

As the saying goes: it’s not a tree, it’s a jungle. Several branches and vines of said jungle have intertwined on a new album by Ruffyunz. It is a project of bassist Randy Pratt (Cactus/The Lizards), engineer/producer with songwriting credits JZ Barrell, and session vocalist Ed Terry (Stevie Wonder, Slash, John Lennon, Keith Richards, Talking […]

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Heartbreaker

A fairly obscure 1970s band called Heartbreaker recorded some demos at the Kingsway Studios run at the time by Ian Gillan, with the man himself and Colin Towns making guest appearances on several of the tracks. Said demos have now been issued as a limited edition CD album. The label blurb reads: Heartbreaker was formed […]

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