Donnerstag, Februar 26, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

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Dienstag, Februar 24, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Kansas ca. 1991/92

Hab heut ein rarers Foto von Kansas gefunden. Muss im Juli 1991/92 entstanden sein. Diese Besetzung gabs nur knapp ein Jahr.









von links nach rechts..Kerry Livgren..Steve Walsh..Greg Robert..Billy Greer..Rich Williams..David Ragsdale und Phil Ehart.

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Sonntag, Februar 22, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Keyboarder










Jon Lord>>>>>>>>>> Gowan









Tony Banks>>>>>>>>>>>Ryo Okumoto








Rick Wright>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Geoff Downes









Keith Emerson>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Ken Hensley (in Calw 2008)









Rick Wakemann>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Steve Walsh




Jim Gilmore>>Tomas Bodin
Kerry Livgren

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Mittwoch, Februar 18, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Demnächst die neue Saga





























Chickenfoot is the title for the supergroup featuring vocalist Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen), bassist Michael "Mikey" Anthony (also ex-Van Halen), guitarist Joe Satriani and drummer Chad Smith (of the Red Hot Chili Peppers). Chickenfoot are currently in the studio, working on a record that is set to be released around April 2009.

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Sonntag, Februar 15, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Toto - Seventh One (1988). Nach dem bereits ungeheuer starken Vorgängeralbum "Fahrenheit" von 1986 ist "The Seventh One" anno 1988 das zweite und auch schon wieder letzte Album mit Joseph Williams am Mikrofon. Indem dessen einzigartig klare und energievolle Stimme mit noch mehr Power rüber kommt als beim Vorgängeralbum und die Songs allgemein rockiger ausgefallen sind, kann "The Seventh One" noch mal eine Schippe drauf legen und ist eines der ganz großen Toto-Alben. Zudem wirkt die Scheibe etwas zeitloser als "Fahrenheit", dem doch noch wesentlich stärker ein 80er-Jahre-Sound anhaftet.
Nach dem umwerfenden Groove des recht glatt geschliffenen Openers PAMELA folgt mit YOU GOT ME der einzige Song, der so richtig nach 80ies klingt. Es folgt die von Steve "Luke" Lukather gesungene, magische Ballade ANNA und die umwerfende Powernummer STOP LOVING YOU mit ihrem wunderbaren, euphorischen und unendlich ausdrucksstarken Chorus. Das außergewöhnliche MUSHANGA geht durch seinen wunderbaren Groove so richtig unter die Haut. Es folgen drei rockigere Stücke mit STAY AWAY, STRAIGHT FOR THE HEART und ONLY THE CHILDREN - gitarrenlastig und mit genau der richtigen Portion Keyboards, welche den Songs mit viel Feeling den notwendigen Feinschliff verpassen. Dem nachdenklichen A THOUSAND YEARS mit seinem sanften Groove folgt mit THESE CHAINS eine herrliche Shuffle-Nummer (Jeff Porcaro war einfach gigantisch!), wieder von Luke gesungen - welch eine sagenhafte Melodie! Am Ende des Albums steht mit dem epischen HOME OF THE BRAVE ein Stück, das zu einem der ganz großen Klassiker der Band wurde.

"The Seventh One" ist eines der wenigen Alben, die man unter Totos zahlreichen Meisterwerken doch herausheben kann. Die perfekte Mischung aus David Paichs Keyboards und Steve Lukathers Gitarre, der legendäre Groove von Mike Porcaro und seinem unvergessenen Bruder Jeff sowie Joseph Williams' in hohen Lagen so ausdrucksstarke Stimme verhelfen Totos siebtem Album zu seiner klaren und extrovertierten Atmosphäre voller prickelnder, magischer Momente, deren positiver Energie man sich kaum entziehen kann.
Wertung :******(6)

Mike Porcaro
Bass
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Joe Williams
Vocals
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Steve Lukather
Guitars, Vocals
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David Paich
Keyboards, Vocals
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Jeff Porcaro
Drums, Percussion
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Steve Porcaro
Synthesizers and Programming

1. PAMELA
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2. YOU GOT ME
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3. ANNA
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4. STOP LOVING YOU
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5. MUSHANGA
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6. STAY AWAY
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7. STRAIGHT FOR THE HEART
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8. ONLY THE CHILDREN
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9. A THOUSAND YEARS
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10. THESE CHAINS
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11. HOME OF THE BRAVE

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Samstag, Februar 14, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979). Even in the quietest moments" war sehr gut nach dem eher durchwachsenen "Crises?What crises". Rick Davies und Roger Hodgson wussten, dass sie sich keinen weiteren Ausrutscher erlauben konnten, wenn sie in den Olymp der Rockgruppen aufsteigen wollten. Also wurden alle Differenzen begraben (und es gab eine Menge zwischen den beiden), alle gingen für 8 Monate nach Amerika in's Studio (übrigens sind alle Musiker später nach Amerika gezogen)und man gab sein Bestes. Und das war "Breakfast in America", das Album des Jahres 1978. So viele tolle Songs auf ein Album zu kriegen, die allesamt melodiös aber nie nach "mainstream" klangen, dass hatte keine Band vorher geschafft. Ok, "Logical song" war radiotauglich und simpel, aber sogar noch heute kann man den Song hören und er nervt nicht. Alle anderen Songs, ob das "Goodbye Stranger" ist oder das aufgekratzte "Take the long way home" oder "Lord is it mine", alles kommt so leicht daher, dass bereits vor Erscheinen der LP damals von einem Jahrhunderwerk gesprochen wurde. Fazit: dieses Album ist unter den Top 10 der 70'er Jahre einzuordnen. Jeder sollte es besitzen.
Wertung:******(6)

Rick Davies Piano, Keyboards, Harmonica, Vocals
Roger Hodgson Piano, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
John Helliwell Woodwinds, Sax, Vocals
Douglas Thomson Bass
Bob Siebenberg Drums

1. Gone Hollywood 5.19
2. The Logical Song 4.11
3. Goodbye Stranger 5.51
4. Breakfast In America 2.40
5. Oh Darling 3.49
 
6. Take The Long Way Home 5.09
7. Lord Is It Mine 4.10
8. Just Another Nervous Wreck 4.26
9. Casual Conversations 2.59
10. Child Of Vision 7.26

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Samstag, Februar 14, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Bassisten

Dave Hope

Roger Waters

Phil Lynott............................................Martin Turner

Glenn Hughes......................................Geddy Lee

Dave Meros.........................................Chris Squire

Billy Sheehan

Nathan East

Jonas Hellborg.................................Mike Brignardello

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Samstag, Februar 14, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1975)gehört einfach in jeden Plattenschrank oder vielmehr in jeden CD-Ständer.
Das Album ist von hoher musikalischer Qualität und überaus abwechslungsreich. Freundliche Rockssongs wie Dot STop oder Second Hand News, die einfach die Laune heben, wechseln sich ab mit melancholischen, stimmungsvollen Balladen wie Oh Daddy, The Chain, oder meinem Lieblingssong: Songbird. Fein instrumentalisiert in durchgängigen Arrangements ist die Rumours ein absoluter Hörgenuß. Dazu die Stimmen von Stevie Nicks und Christine McVie -- traumhaft.
Musikalische Qulität, wie ich sie selten gefund habe --
Rumours müssen in jedes Wohnzimmer
Wertung:******(6)

Gesang: Stevie Nicks
Gitarre / Gesang: Lindsey Buckingham
Bassgitarre: John McVie
Keyboard / Gesang: Christine McVie
Schlagzeug / Perkussion: Mick Fleetwood

"Second Hand News" (Lindsey Buckingham) – 2:43
"Dreams" (Stevie Nicks) – 4:14
"Never Going Back Again" (Buckingham) – 2:02
"Don't Stop" (Christine McVie) – 3:11
 
"Go Your Own Way" (Buckingham) – 3:38
"Songbird" (C. McVie) – 3:20
"The Chain" (Nicks, Buckingham, C. McVie, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood) – 4:28
"You Make Loving Fun" (C. McVie) – 3:31
"I Don't Want to Know" (Nicks) – 3:11
"Oh Daddy" (C. McVie) – 3:54
"Gold Dust Woman" (Nicks) – 4:51

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Mittwoch, Februar 11, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)



The set list...Topeka Concert

Magnum Opus Intro - Howling at the Moon
Belexes-Lightnings hand (new symphonic arrangement)
Point of Know Return
Song for America
On the Other Side (new symphonic version)
Musicatto (with Steve Morse on electric guitar)
Ghosts-Rainmaker (with Morse on electric guitar)
Nobody's Home
Hold On-Peaceful and Warm Coda (with Kerry Livgren on electric guitar)
Cheyenne Anthem
Icarus 2
Icarus BOWoS
Miracles Out of Nowhere
Incomudro Intro (with Kerry playing the pipe organ)
The Wall (with Kerry playing the pipe organ)
Fight Fire with Fire (new symphonic version)
Dust In the Wind (with Kerry on acoustic and Morse on 2nd violin)
Carry On Wayward Son (with Kerry on electric guitar)
Down the Road (just because Phil started the riff and the guys just jumped in
but no orchestra)

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Montag, Februar 09, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Kansas at White Concert Hall, Topeka

Dates: 2/06/2009 - 2/07/2009
Description: Kansas with the Washburn Symphony Orchestra and guests Kerry Livgren and Steve Morse at the Feb. 6 2009 dress rehearsal of their live concert DVD shoot the following night.

Erste Fotos vom Konzert(Dress Rehearsal)am letzten Freitag















Media Credit: Travis Perry
Drummer Phil Ehart and the other members of Kansas came together Saturday night to carry on their music to both new and old generations alike.

Interview with Phil Ehart, drummer and manager of Kansas

Q: So, you're returning to Topeka for a 35th anniversary concert and filming a DVD. Why White Concert Hall?

A: Good question. Yeah, that's a very good question. Well, it kind of happened accidentally. It being our 35th anniversary, we've always wanted to record something with a symphony on video and it's never been done for us anyway, so we kinda thought of different places to go, different cities around the country and we thought about the concept of bringing the music of Kansas back to Kansas. That's really what this is about. A number of us actually went to Washburn, and were students there, and some of us actually played in bands that played for the opening of White Concert Hall, which was in the early 70's. So it just kind of made sense. One of our band houses is on 17th street, right across the street there in College Hill area, so the band was writing music right there across from Washburn. We were attending Washburn, we were playing at Washburn. So it just made a lot of sense to come back there for this. And of course, to use the university orchestra and the pipe organ and all that kind of stuff. So we came up there a couple months ago and checked out the hall and just looked at each other and went 'man this would be great.' I think the hall had just been refurbished.. It just seems like a natural place for us to come and do this on our 35th anniversary.

Q: What was the music scene in Topeka like at that time?

A: The music scene in Topeka was always very active. It was very strange how many bands there were in Topeka, and in Lawrence and Manhattan, and the whole area was just-there were billions. It seems like everybody was in a band. But as time went on, going into the early '70s, a lot of them started clearing out and guys got jobs, so there was just only a handful of us left that really wanted to pursue it as a full time endeavor. We were obviously very fortunate to be discovered, and as they say, the rest is history, Believe it or not, for being out in the middle of nowhere, there were a lot of guys-and a few girls-that were in bands; a lot of them. You'd go to a lot of the music stores and all the bands had their band cards up, and there'd be hundreds of them.


Q: What's it like partnering with the orchestra for this?

A: Well, it's been great. Norman Gamboa has been very helpful in making this work. We understand it's a bit of an endeavor for the orchestra to accommodate a rock band coming in and we really appreciate all they've done. We're building staging, we're bringing in a 10-camera shoot. People aren't going to recognize White Concert Hall. It's going to be very cool.

I think we're going to be using close to 50 of the musicians there in the orchestra. We're going to be bringing in all sorts of moving lights and really cool stuff. Kerry Livgren, our original guitarist from Topeka, is going to join us, as well as Steve Morse who was our guitarist for a couple of years, who now plays for Deep Purple. There are going to be a lot of surprises and a lot of cool stuff.

Q: What do you hope to accomplish on this DVD?

A: We want to visit, though a musical piece or song, every album that we have recorded. So there will be a lot of music there, but it will all be done with the orchestra, which is something we've never done before for a recording on DVD. That will be something that I think will be very cool to see and make a musical statement with the orchestra, what Kansas has accomplished and our music works very well with an orchestra and that we're not just your everyday rock band.



Q: You released the last album in 2000, are there any plans to do anything else in the future?

A: Well, yeah. We may have a new song on this DVD, we won't be recording it the night of the show, but we might later, since there is going to be an audio CD with it also, we're thinking about putting a new song on that.

Q: And the DVD comes out in August?

A: Yes.

Q: When you started out 35 years ago, did you ever think you'd be back here filming a live concert in Topeka?

A: No. I always felt that the band would be successful. I never doubted that once the band got together we'd get a shot for somebody to hear us play that we'd deliver the goods, but, no. We would have just been happy to have an album out or a song on the radio. That's about as far as we were thinking at that time-'Gosh, if we could just get a song on the radio'-so we surpassed any expectations we might have had, living there in Topeka.

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Freitag, Februar 06, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Meine Datenbank aktualisiert
Richtung 12ooo Tonträger


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Donnerstag, Februar 05, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Maffay zeichnet jedes Konzert der Ewig Tour 2009 auf!
Danach kann man noch in der Halle einen USB Stick mit dem Konzert darauf kaufen.
Oder per download einen Tag später. Genial!


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