‘Two Sides To Every Story’ was mixed in Montreal by multi platinum engineer Paul Northfield (Rush, Dream Theater).
Several compositions, like 'Dating Game', a dude's eye look into some of the head scratching scenarios in online dating, and 'Geezer Talk', a lighthearted laundry list of the daily ailments thrust upon unsuspecting baby boomers aim to induce some much needed humor. Looking towards an August release, stay tuned.” ~ Allan Thomas or their 31st studio album, Hawkwind have collaborated with songwriter and conductor Mike Batt to recreate a selection of Hawkwind songs with an extra, orchestral ingredient.
This past year, Jimmy Webb, his wife Laura, original producer Fred Mollin and Friday Music's Joe Reagoso teamed up to revisit his 1996 long out of print masterwork "Ten Easy Pieces".
His memorable songs cover all genres of pop, rock, r'n'b, country and jazz.Much like Lennon and Mc Cartney, Rogers and Hammerstein, Bacharach and David, Jimmy Webb's music will live on forever.To top things off, the Vinyl Book and Ultimate Box Set both come with a download card to enter the world of Jean Michel Jarre in 5.1.Always fascinated by the best possible sound and technology Jarre mastered some tracks in 5.1. reetings from Kauai, Hawaii, 21 degrees north by 159 degrees west. I've been singing professionally since I was 12 years old."Road To Utopia" will be previewed in August by a 2 track digital single coupling "Quark, Strangeness And Charm" and "The Watcher", which will be promoted to radio and to streaming platforms. lejandro Escovedo returns with a brand new album on the Yep Roc label.
The new album is perhaps his most varied and expansive album to date.
A few tunes express the wishful thinking of one who dreams big, as in 'If Only' and 'Is That Asking Too Much? Hawkwind invited Mike to help create arrangements for some of their most celebrated songs performed by the current line-up of Dave Brock, Richard Chadwick, Mr Dibs, Haz Wheaton and Magnus Martin.
', while 'Troubled Times' takes an unflinching look at the darkly disturbing aspects of our current worrisome world. Tracks such as "Quark, Strangeness And Charm", "We Took The Wrong Step Years Ago" and "Psychic Power" are re-rooted acoustically, then embellished with a strength and majesty only Hawkwind can produce.
To describe this album as "epic" might be an understatement.
"The Crossing", Yep Roc Records, September 14th, 2018. His songwriting career burst onto the scene in the late 60's with smash hit after smash hit by artists like Glen Campbell, 5th Dimension and decades later with top charting hits by Linda Ronstadt, Donna Summer and many others.
Special guests on the album include Wayne Kramer, Joe Ely and Peter Perrett and John Perry of The Only Ones.