SADE - PROMISE
Promise, the follow-up album of their multi-million selling debut album Diamond Life (MOVLP602), was released in 1985 and includes typical Sade songs and hit singles like "The Sweetest Taboo", "Never As Good As The First Time", "Is It A Crime" and "Jezebel".
Promise became the band's first album to top the album charts in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Over the years, it was certified double platinum in the UK and quadruple platinum in the US, with Sade herself returning again as the queen of cool.
OTIS REDDING - IN PERSON AT THE WHISKEY A GO GO
Recorded at the famous L.A. club Whisky A Go Go in 1966, this album captures the raw energy of a small Otis Redding gig. Playing with his own touring band, this is Otis in his tried & true form - with a kick-ass band that blew the chitlin circuit's roofs off.
Roaring versions of "Respect", "I Can't Turn You Loose", "These Arms Of Mine" and "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" are the definitive Otis Redding live tracks anyone should own.
Coming up: Pain In My Heart [MOVLP803], Sings Soul Ballads [MOVLP802]
GARY MOORE BAND - GRINDING STONE
On his debut album Grinding Stone (1973) Moore explores a number of styles, from the title track's instrumental Boogie Rock to soulful vocals in "Sail Across the Mountain" and 17 minutes of guitar and keyboard excursions in the surprisingly funky "Spirit".
Often cited as an overlooked gem and totally ahead of its time, Grinding Stone showcases Moore at his most experimental, a taste of the triumphs that followed with his work in Colosseum II & Thin Lizzy.
JOHN COLTRANE - OLE COLTRANE
Olé's title track is striking in resemblance to the Spanish influence heard on Miles Davis' Sketches of Spain (Stereo: MOVLP029 / Mono: MOVLP692), although Olé takes this vibe a bit further.
His combo stretches out with inspired improvisations from Freddie Hubbard, McCoy Tyner and of course Coltrane himself. Another fine classic Jazz release by Music On Vinyl indeed.