Steve Wilson, frontman of Porcupine Tree and producer of the Opeth album Damnation [MOVLP609] delivered brand new remixes of the classic Emerson, Lake & Palmer albums E.L.P. and Tarkus. These exclusive Music On Vinyl releases contain the original albums and several alternate mixes and unreleased studio tracks on a second LP. The exploration of the early period of this genre-defining Prog Rock band has never been more fun!
The Ronettes were a '60s girl group from New York City, produced by world famous Wall Of Sound inventor Phil Spector. Their legacy include all time favourites like "Be My Baby", "Baby, I Love You", "(The Best Part Of) Breakin' Up" and "Walking in the Rain", the latter winning a Grammy award in 1965. Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes (featuring Veronica) is the girl group's only studio album, and received a place in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. The group were even inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2004.
Refuge Denied (1987) is the first album of the Seattle Thrash Metal band Sanctuary. Initially picked up by Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, the band recorded two albums for Epic and unfortunately disbanded not long after. Mustaine took the honor to produce Refuge Denied, and to good effect. Refuge Denied would prove to be the stepping stone to the equally excellent follow-up Into The Mirror Black. Dane and Sheppard would later form Prog Metal kings Nevermore.
The song "The Tide Is High" is best known as a huge hit for Blondie, but originally it was a hit for the Paragons in the '60s. Formed in Kingston, Jamaica, The Paragons originally started out as a vocal group heavily influenced by American Soul music. The Paragons became the most popular Rocksteady vocal act in Jamaica and in Britain. Their recordings are still some of the most wonderful and sublime moments in Jamaican Pop.
This self-titled work is Tim's (Jeff's father) debut album, originally released in 1966. Most of the songs were co-written by Buckley and Larry Beckett while still in high school. It also features lifelong friend and collaborator Lee Underwood as well as Van Dyke Parks. This mostly folk oriented album was the start of a incredibly versatile career in which he later incorporated Jazz, Psychedelia, Funk, Soul, Avant-garde.
Mick Ronson is best known for his work with David Bowie as one of The Spiders from Mars. He can be heard on legendary albums like The Man Who Sold the World, Hunky Dory, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars and Aladdin Sane. He was also a busy session musician who worked with artists such as Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Van Morrison & Morrissey. In 1974, one year after leaving Bowie's entourage, Ronson released his solo debut album Slaughter On 10th Avenue. It features his version of Elvis Presley's "Love Me Tender", two tracks written by David Bowie as well as Ronson's most famous solo track "Only After Dark".
Cornerstone (1979) yielded a major hit single for Styx, which took them to the charts and into 'golden oldie' stardom: "Babe", a radio evergreen that always has a spot on the yearly best song lists worldwide. The rest of the album is a great mix of late seventies Hard Rock mixed with ballads and melodic choruses. Somewhere between a theatrical band and straight up Rock act, Styx never fails to entice listeners with interesting arrangements and quality interplay.
Monk, considered one of the greatest Jazz pianists of all time, recorded Underground in '67-'68. It's the last recording with the Thelonious Monk Quartet (Larry Gales on bass, Charlie Rouse on tenor sax, and Ben Riley on drums) and one of the last albums he made for Columbia. Music On Vinyl is especially proud to announce that this recording has been specially re-mastered in the US for this vinyl edition from the original tapes.