Monday, June 18, 2007

New Releases in June 2007

Here are a few new releases for this month that are worth checking out...............

IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY (Import)“At Carnegie Hall”.
This concert took place in New York at the height of the San Francisco-based group’s popularity (1972). This band was one of the finest of the psychedelic/folk-rock acts to emerge from the fertile last ‘60s San Francisco scene. The band was led by violin virtuoso, David LaFlamme (an early member of Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks), and their recorded legacy and loyal fan base has kept the group going for four decades. This CD has been long out of print and includes eight tracks with “White Bird”, “Angels and Animals”, “Bombay Calling” and more. Give Your Woman What She Wants, Hot Summer Day, Angels and Animals, Bombay Calling, Going To Another Party, Good Lovin’, Grand Camel Suite, White Bird.

GIUFFRIA (Import)“Giuffria”.
Digitally remastered import reissue of the 1984 album from Giuffria, led by former Angel keyboardist (and future House Of Lords member) Greg Giuffria and featuring Craig Goldy (Dio), David Glen Eisley (Stream) and Chuck Wright (Quiet Riot). One of the most under-rated Hard Rock albums of the '80s, Giuffria (the album) has continued to be a must-have by fans of everything that is AOR. The band's recorded legacy may not be huge, but their loyal fanbase continues to spread with each passing year. 10 tracks including 'Call To The Heart'. I know a lot of you have been waiting for this CD’s return!

GROUNDHOGS (Import, new release 6/19)“Split”.
Digitally remastered 2003 reissue of 1971 album that's unavailable domestically featuring 12 tracks including 4 bonus tracks taken from BBC in concert 1972, 'Split - Part One', 'Split - Part Two', 'Split - Part Four' & Cherry Red' plus bonus tracks.

KIM MITCHELL (Import)“Akimbo Alogo”.
2007 digitally remastered reissue of the former Max Webster guitarist's first full length solo album that was originally released in 1984. Includes the US hit "Go For Soda".

As always, comments are welcome.