Tracklisting:Days of Magic; Queen of Attitude; Lucky; Love, Understanding & Respect; Kingston; I'm waiting; Can you tell me; My oh my; He gave the Names; Deep Colors Bleed; Alive.
Carl Carlton & The Songdogs is a rock and blues outfit from Germany - and to me hes was a completely unwritten page in my Encyclopedia. But according to the press material following this album Carl has been a "hired gun" for a while now - starting at the tender age age of 17 he moved to Holland and played a few bands, then moved to USA, where he played for Mink de Ville. Then back to London , where he played with Manfred Mann and back in his homeland he has made himself known for the jobs at Udo Lindenberg, Peter Maffay, Stefan Remmler. But besides his engagement with international artists like Jimmy Barnes, Joe Cocker and Alannah Myles - his closest collaboration is with his friend and mentor Robert Palmer, a friendship that started back in 1995.
It was Robert Palmer who succeeded in convincing Carl that his solo debut was long overdue, which led to the recording of "Revolution Avenue" - and therefore "Love & Respect" is the second album from this Ost-Friese (from East Frisia - like Otto Waalkes).
Tracklisting:Strutton Ground; Circus of Becoming; The Devil is an Englishman; Frozen Statues; Mechanical Bride; Wind, Sand & Stars; Brand new; This World; This World; Rebecca; The Silk Road; Come away; The Moon under Water; Serpentine Song.
I must admit that the first time i noticed Steve Hackett as an extremely gifted musicians is with Steve Howe in the GTR project back in the happy 80's. His past in Genesis from 1970 till 1978 has past me without getting noticed - i vaguely remember one drunk evening as one my friend tried to introduce me to this English prog-band - hum!
Tracklisting:Prologue; The Reflective & the Sleeper; A Spectre of Dust; Disclosure; The Essence of Desire; Strenght of the static Sight; Within a Script; My Will is Wisdom; The Divine Disharmony; Epilogue.
Sinphonia is another good sounding well produced prog band hailing from Denmark, released by the Italian label Lucretia Records and managed by Intromental Management - but this band stands out by the facts that they are NOT from Copenhagen, but from Aarhus and they are fronted by a female - Monika Pedersen.