38 Special, America, Louis XIV, Dan Fogelberg, Anti-Flag, Delain, Level 42, Hans Dulfer and Ritmo-Natural, and Billy Talent.
To all rock lovers that can appreciate some striking guitar riffs, we have several interesting releases for you:
This week we kick off with the Southern rock pioneers 38 Special - Collected. This 2LP compilation contains 23 of the greatest songs released between 1977 and 1991 and it's housed in a gatefold sleeve with liner notes and photos.
America's Hearts is now available as a limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on silver coloured vinyl. Just like its predecessor Holiday, the album was produced by acclaimed Beatles producer George Martin. Lead single and Billboard hit “Sister Golden Hair” remains one of their biggest hits to date.
The Best Little Secrets Are Kept is the second and most succesful studio album by American rock band Louis XIV. It features the popular single “God Killed The Queen”. The album is now available as a limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on white coloured vinyl.
Dan Fogelberg recorded his fourth studio album mainly in the town of Nederland, Colorado, where the title Nether Lands derives from. It features singles “Love Gone By” and “Nether Lands” and is now available as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on crystal clear vinyl and includes an insert.
Anti-Flag released its seventh album in 2008 and it was their first to feature a string section and child choirs. Now Bright Lights Of America is available as a limited edition of 500 individually numbered copies on solid white vinyl.
Delain's third studio album We Are The Others is now available as a limited edition of only 666 individually numbered copies on flaming coloured vinyl.
Level 42. This English jazz-funk band released their tenth studio album in 1994 and was the last album before their breakup. Forever Now features singles “Forever Now”, “All Over You” and “Love In A Peaceful World”. Now it's released as a limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on silver and black marbled vinyl and includes an insert with credits and photos.Finally, we have two more special releases:
Dutch jazz musician Hans Dulfer, who released his second album album Candy Clouds in 1970 with his band Ritmo-Natural. This rare album is now available on coloured vinyl for the first time and is released as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on transparent blue vinyl.
and finally Billy Talent's Afraid Of Heightswill be available on black vinyl.
The Bright Lights of America is the seventh album released by American punk rock band Anti-Flag. Released in 2008, the album marked a change in the band's sound: although still very much punk, the album is their first to feature a string section and child choirs. Two singles were released from the album: both the title track and “The Modern Rome Burning”.
Nether Lands was released in 1977 as the fourth studio album by American singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg. Album reached #13 on the Billboard Pop Albums, and received favourable reviews from critics.
Hans Dulfer is a Dutch jazz musician famous for playing the tenor saxophone. With his band Ritmo-Natural he released his second album Candy Clouds in 1970. The album consists of six songs, with its title track being split into two parts. One single was released, “Red, Red Libanon”, which hit the Dutch charts in both 1970 as well as 1977.
Toronto-based punk rockers Billy Talent released their fifth studio album Afraid of Heights in 2016. Preceded by the strong singles “Afraid of Heights”, “Louder than the DJ” and “Ghost Ship of Cannibal Rats”, the album became both a critical and a commercial success. It hit number 1 on the album charts in several countries including their native Canada.
Dutch symphonic metal band Delain released their third studio album We Are the Others in 2012 to positive reviews from music critics. The album spawned two single releases: “Get The Devil Out of Me” and the title track, for which the band shot a music video that included many well-known people from the metal scene, including George Oosthoek, Sharon den Adel, Robert Westerholt and Rob van der Loo.
American folk rock band America released their fifth studio album Hearts on March 19, 1975. Like its predecessor Holiday, the album was produced by acclaimed Beatles producer George Martin.
Hearts was an instant hit in the United States, reaching number 4 on the Billboard album chart and receiving a gold certification. Lead single “Sister Golden Hair” reached number one on the Billboard singles chart and remains one of the band's biggest hits to date. “Daisy Jane” and “Woman Tonight” were released as the second and third single respectively.
Louis XIV is an American rock band formed in Paris, France and based in San Diego, United States. The band released four EPs and three albums before their breakup in 2008, although the band has since reunited. The Best Little Secrets Are Kept is their second album and both their critically and commercially most successful album to date.
38 Special is an American southern rock band formed by Donnie Van Zant and Don Barnes in 1974 in Jacksonville, Florida. The band have since released twelve albums, and released a string of hits including “Caught Up in You” and “If I'd Been the One”, both of which reached the top position of the US Mainstream Rock Chart. Other popular songs include “You Keep Runnin' Away”, “Teacher, Teacher”, “Rock & Roll Strategy” and “Second Chance”.
English jazz-funk band Level 42 released their tenth studio album Forever Now in 1994. While Forever Now marked the return of original drummer Phil Gould, it was the last album before the band's breakup. Featuring the popular singles “Forever Now”, “All Over You”, and “Love In a Peaceful World”, the album was a commercial success.