It's Friday so let's rock!
Starting off in the 70's with the album Trying To Burn The Sun on 'Burning Sun' coloured vinyl. The album is from the band Elf, which was Ronnie James Dio's band before Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and his own band, Dio.
If you are more into singer/songwriters then the must-have for this week is Carole King with Touch The Sky. The country-tinged sound is much earthier than her previous albums and Carole King is contemplative in voice and melancholic.
Continuing to the 90's with Extreme and III Sides To Every Story. The album from the rock band is now available as a 25th anniversary limited edition on Moss Green vinyl.
The 00's weren't bad at rock either; Mudvayne was one of those extremely powerful bands during that time. They returned to their raw sound with the album Lost And Found. This time released on crystal clear vinyl with a tip of black, limited copies!
For our label At The Movies we have the classic album Hatari! by Henry Mancini (Pink Panther Theme, Peter Gunn, Moon River from Breakfast At Tiffany's) on yellow vinyl. The music of the comedy Hatari! includes a fun blend of jazz and Afro-exotica, jungle drums mixed with a classic bop combo, a wonderful sound by Mancini.
Have a nice weekend.
All the best,Music On Vinyl
III Sides To Every Story (1992) is the third album by the Boston funk-metal band Extreme. The album is structured as a concept album in three sections labeled as "sides" — a play on the notion of "different sides to a story" and that of "sides" of a vinyl album. The sides, mentioned in the song "Cupid's Dead" as "three sides to every story" are named "Yours", "Mine" and "The Truth", and each features a distinct musical style and lyrical imagery.
Henry Mancini produced the score for the Howard Hawks-directed, John Wayne-starring safari comedy Hatari! which included the well-known "Baby Elephant Walk". This is at first a fun blend of jazz and Afro-exotica, jungle drums mixed with a classic bop combo. Elsewhere, however, the soundtrack opts for some pleasant, but very Western jazz, only stopping for the African instrument-sampler "The Sounds of Hatari," which features some nice treated piano.