I’ve got an idea!” Read that in your best Captain Kirks voice and then we can get started…
I’m going to spend the next few weeks exploring the state of Classic Rock bands and the future of our favorite music from my perspective. I have been keeping some side notes about newly released music and it struck me that we still have a strong pool or Classic Rock artists who record and tour on a regular basis. I’m not talking about touring bands only, that’s a bigger pool, but those who still gift us with new Classic Rock music! I want to diversify this playlist a bit so you’ll get a nice heavy and melodic mix. Let’s kick this off with a look at some of bands who we might consider as the last of a dying breed….
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4 - 21st Century Blues
Toto released their fourteenth studio album and their first in nine years titled Toto XIV in March 2015. To promote the newly finished project, the band started a world tour running with an extensive European headline arena tour including appearances at key festivals, along with a North American tour to follow in the summer of 2015 and Asia later that year. Toto are currently in the studio remastering their 11 Sony studio albums. Steve Lukather: "It is all from the ORIGINAL album mixes but Re-shaped EQ wise but NO compression added at all!!! We are hearing subtle parts that were buried in the old mixes on the early albums. Remember we had to mix for Vinyl back then and there were sonic rules we HAD to deal with that were a drag. many treats/surprises will be in there as well, some great liner notes on all 11 SONY albums and photos and personal stuff... and it is like we re-mixed the early stuff, the first 3 albums, but we didn't! It's SO clear and hi fi! This was an amazing experience. NO compression was added!!! It has inspired us to write the NEW music we start on January 9th till March. Many surprises and 'treats' will be included. Out 2018 but we will tour 2017 as well. Some festivals in Europe and then the USA. A surprise is coming there as well. It is all working us up to the 40th anniversary in 2018. 2 year world tour to follow.”
This is a very cool topic. I think we here at CRB have been on the very forefront of new music by classic rock artists. We discuss it often and we even try to stimulate others into purchasing some of this music. I'm not sure how much good it does, but we do try. I'm interested in seeing more on this subject.
As for what you've included, I'm three out of four. The only one that does nothing for me is Travers. I was never really a fan to start with, and I don't think this release will change it. I don't own that Accept album, but I dig the track. I did buy the one that preceded it. I have the Judas Priest album, and I have gained a new respect for them over the last year or two. The Toto album is fantastic, start to finish.
Good job. I'd love to see some stuff featured here from recent albums by Paul Simon, Eric Clapton and such. I don't think either of those were featured in NMC, so I'm guessing we won't, unless Scott decides to go with Youtube occasionally. Just sayin'.
Theres a few new ones Ive been curious about that I dont own, the new Clapton among them. Ive tried to get into the Paul Simon but I can't so that ones on the shelf for me. And Ive still yet to hear anything from Segers newest one ..
I liked this topic as well, Im gonna spin it a bit in the next couple of weeks...
I have an idea and then a few days later he suddenly has an idea. Anyone else see a trend here?
Yeah, I have all these, blah, blah, blah, yadda, yadda, yadda. But what most interests me is NOT Scott's "idea" but this talk about Toto remasters. I'm happy with the Culture Factory editions, but hope that The Seventh One and (especially) Kingdom Of Desire are part of this. Maybe even Tambu. Is it going to be a boxset, single CD releases or both? This is the news I'm a-wantin' yet Mr. Scott's "idea" doesn't cover this even though it's extremely pertinent info I need to know!!!
I have a staff and you just had to get yourself a staff?