Following the success of King Of Rock [MOVLP675], Raising Hell (1986) raised more than just a massive revenue stream by selling over three million albums worldwide. Too many classics on this one: "Peter Piper", "It's Tricky" and the song that popularized a certain brand of shoes in the Hip Hop community, "My Adidas".
However the album's flag bearer is undoubtedly "Walk This Way" which literally rendered Aerosmith's original version obsolete. The album's timeless quality surfaces in its ability to bring together masses of fans of both genres.
Tim Hardin is mostly known for writing and recording songs that other artists had great success with, like the timeless classic "If I Were A Carpenter". Hardin's own recording career is arguably one of the music industry's best kept secrets.
On Bird On A Wire (1971), Hardin mixes his own compositions ("Soft Summer Breeze", "Moonshiner", "Southern Butterfly") with covers such as the title track (written by Leonard Cohen) and a beautiful rendition of the classic "Georgia On My Mind". Essential material for fans of Tim Buckley and Leonard Cohen.
During the divorce from his wife Beverly, John Martyn wrote and recorded songs which reflected his strong and emotional upheaval that he was experiencing at the time. With some of his clearest, strongest singing in years and a collection of terse, honest originals, Grace & Danger shows John Martyn at the top of his game.
Gaudi was the tenth and final Alan Parsons Project studio album released in 1987. Inspired as he was by the Catalan architect Antonio Gaudi, Alan Parsons built a truly passionate concept album. The masterfully cut Gaudi album simply is yummy for the ears.