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Rush’s Legendary ‘Presto’ Album To Be Released On Limited Numbered Edition Hybrid SACD

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Rush’s Legendary ‘Presto’ Album To Be Released On Limited Numbered Edition Hybrid SACD

“…arguably Rush’s most original effort ever!”

Camarillo, CA – Rush fans rejoice! Marshall Blonstein’s Audio Fidelity will be reissuing Rush’s legendary ‘Presto‘ album on limited numbered edition Hybrid SACD! Rush were never a band known to play the same sort of thing for any extended period, they often pushed the boundaries of rock and their formidable list of albums helped to bring prog to a wider audience. By 1989 a change was inevitable and with their 13th studio album, ‘Presto‘, it was a change for the good. ‘Presto‘ marked the beginning of a transition period, moving away from a sound dominated by synthesizers and toward more traditional rock instrumentation. The synths were toned back while the guitars were brought up to a reasonable level allowing the emphasis to return to the rhythm instruments, resurrecting the groove that Rush maintains so very well.

“A creative rebirth – producing a groove that’s positively infectious.”

Geddy Lee and Neal Peart are in good form, but Alex Lifeson is the real story, he can be heard in grand force and even pulls out the acoustic guitar. Lifeson’s leads in “Superconductor” are brilliant, Geddy Lee does great solo work on “Show Don’t Tell” and Peart’s percussion on “Scars” features a complex tribal rhythm drum pattern in which both acoustic and electronic drums are utilized – a synthesis of the two that’s accessible without compromising. Each of these tracks, along with “The Pass,” reached the top of the Album Rock Tracks charts with “Show Don’t Tell” hitting #1. ‘Presto‘ climbed to #16 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart.

Rush made a stab at greatness with ‘Presto‘ and Rupert Hine’s deft production had much to do with its success.

Tracks
1. Show Don’t Tell
2. Chain Lightning
3. The Pass
4. War Paint
5. Scars
6. Presto
7. Superconductor
8. Anagram (for Mongo)
9. Red Tide
10. Hand Over Fist
11. Available Light

Produced by Rupert Hine
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

For more information:
http://www.audiofidelity.net/content/rush-presto

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Audio Fidelity To Release The Ultimate Rock Collection – LEGENDS ‘Crank It Up!’ & ‘Get It On!’ – 34 Classic Rock Tracks Remastered For The First Time On Hybrid SACD

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Audio Fidelity To Release The Ultimate Rock Collection – LEGENDS ‘Crank It Up!’ & ‘Get It On!’ – 34 Classic Rock Tracks Remastered For The First Time On Hybrid SACD

“A greatest hits collection unlike any you’ve heard before – A truly unique listening experience!”

Camarillo, CA – Marshall Blonstein’s Audio Fidelity is proud to introduce something new in the realm of compilation albums – for the first time ever the company has assembled the original masters of some of rock’s biggest stars and greatest hits and remastered these classics for Hybrid SACD.

The collection is based on the original TimeLife LEGENDS series. With the first two titles, “Crank It Up!” and “Get It On!” Audio Fidelity has taken each volume of recordings to another sonic level. You have never heard a hits collection of such consistently high standards. It’s like hearing these classic hits for the first time.

Most popular compilations albums are pieced together from songs that were assembled using the compressed hit radio versions. Audio Fidelity has spent months gathering the 34 best available individual masters of the all-time rock standards included on each Hybrid SACD. All the original masters from these great artists and all these great hits remastered for the first time for Hybrid SACD.

Rock heavyweights – Jackson Browne, Foreigner, The Doobie Brothers, Buffalo Springfield, The Rascals, Fleetwood Mac, The Kinks, T. Rex, Brownsville Station, The Doors and a two dozen more superstars make this collection an essential for any classic rock lover.

It’s the songs you love from the LEGENDS of rock

CRANK IT UP!
1. Chicago – Does Anybody Really Know
2. The Doobie Brothers – Listen To The Music
3. The Rascals – Good Lovin’
4. Rod Stewart – Tonight’s The Night
5. Jackson Browne – Running On Empty
6. Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight
7. The Zombies – Time Of The Season
8. Ace – How Long
9. Little Feat – Dixie Chicken
10. Grateful Dead – Truckin’
11. Stephen Stills – Love The One You’re With
12. Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth
13. America – Sister Golden Hair
14. The Pretenders – Back On The Chain Gang
15. Foreigner – Feels Like The First Time
16. Elton John – Daniel
17. The Moody Blues – Nights In White Satin

GET IT ON!
1. The Troggs – Wild Thing
2. Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water
3. Norman Greenboum – Spirit In The Sky
4. T. Rex – Bang A Gong (Get It On)
5. Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
6. Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Blinded By The Light
7. Eric Burdon And War – Spill The Wine
8. The Kinks – Lola (Live)
9. The Doors – Light My Fire
10. Foghat – Slow Ride
11. Alice Cooper – School’s Out
12. Brownsville Station – Smokin’ In The Boy’s Room
13. The Doobie Brothers – China Grove
14. Foreigner – Hot Blooded
15. Bad Company – Can’t Get Enough
16. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird
17. Greatful Dead – Casey Jones

Series Mastered by Steve Hoffman at Marsh Mastering

For more information:
http://www.audiofidelity.net/content/legends-crank-it-various-artists
http://www.audiofidelity.net/content/legends-get-it-various-artists

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Styx ‘Paradise Theater’ Album To Be Released On Limited Numbered Hybrid SACD!

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Styx ‘Paradise Theater’ Album To Be Released On Limited Numbered Hybrid SACD!

“Styx’s high-water mark…one of the greatest albums in rock history.”

Camarillo, CA – Styx fans rejoice with the release of the band’s critically acclaimed album ‘Paradise Theater’ on limited numbered Hybrid SACD by Marshall Blonstein’s Audio Fidelity. Styx’s 10th album, the 1981 release, ‘Paradise Theater’ was the band’s fourth consecutive triple-platinum album. A resounding success, ‘Paradise Theater’ was their greatest commercial triumph and their only #1 album. It remains one of the best examples of the convergence between progressive rock and AOR which typified the arena rock sound of the top groups of the late-seventies and early-eighties such as Journey, REO Speedwagon, Cheap Trick and Kansas.

Styx was a great group of talented musicians – Dennis DeYoung, Tommy Shaw, James Young, Chuck Panozzo and John Panozzo. The album included three Billboard Hot 100 hits, “The Best of Times,” “Nothing Ever Goes As Planned” and “Too Much Time on My Hands” considered among Tommy Shaw’s finest singles ever. Another track, “Rockin’ The Paradise” reached #8 on the Top Rock Track Chart.

The concept album is a fictional account of Chicago’s Paradise Theatre from its opening to closing, used as a metaphor for America’s changing times from the late 1970s into the 1980s.

“…some of the best songs Styx would ever write!”

TRACKS:
A.D. 1928
Rockin’ the Paradise
Too Much Time on My Hands
Nothing Ever Goes As Planned
The Best of Times
Lonely People
She Cares
Snowblind
Half-Penny, Two-Penny
A.D. 1958
State Street Sadie

Produced by Styx

Mastered by Kevin Gray
at Cohearent Audio

For more information: http://www.audiofidelity.net/content/styx-paradise-theater

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Eric Clapton’s ‘Journeyman’ Album Feat. George Harrison, Chaka Khan, Daryl Hall, Robert Cray, Phil Collins and others Now Available On Hybrid SACD

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Eric Clapton’s ‘Journeyman’ Album Feat. George Harrison, Chaka Khan, Daryl Hall, Robert Cray, Phil Collins and others Now Available On Hybrid SACD

“…one of the greatest rock/blues guitarists on the planet!”

Camarillo, CA – Much to the elation of Eric Clapton fans across the globe, Marshall Blonstein’s Audio Fidelity has released Clapton’s ‘Journeyman’ album as a limited numbered edition Hybrid SACD! Eric Clapton is a true legend. ‘Journeyman’ reached #16 on the Billboard album chart and became Clapton’s first solo studio album to go double platinum. Like any of his best albums, there is no grandstanding to be found on ‘Journeyman’…it’s simply a laid-back and thoroughly engaging display of his virtuosity. The album was heralded as a return to form for Clapton, much of it has an electronic sound, mostly influenced by the 1980s rock scene, but it also includes blues songs like “Before You Accuse Me,” “Running on Faith,” and “Hard Times.”

“At the center of it all is Clapton’s guitar work…stinging blues and soaring pop.”

There is an all-star assembly of guests: Dire Straits keyboardist Alan Clark, George Harrison, Chaka Khan, Daryl Hall, Robert Cray, Cecil and Linda Womack, Phil Collins and Gary Burton. Among the highlights are several cuts that feature slide-versus-slowhand guitar dueling with Cray. George Harrison is particularly impressive on his little masterpiece “Run So Far,” playing guitar and singing harmony vocals.

A couple of tracks rank among Clapton’s best from any decade.The strongest commercial single is “Bad Love,” which won the 1990 Best Male Rock Vocal Performance Grammy Award, and reached the No. 1 position on the Album Rock Chart. “Pretending” is a firm mid-tempo rocker that also reached the No. 1 position on the Album Rock Chart and and includes one of his most assured vocal performances ever.

Clapton sounds more convincing than he had since the early ’70s. Not only is his guitar playing muscular and forceful, his singing is soulful and gritty – he seems to have struck the perfect balance between the fiery blues of his youth with the pop flavorings of his later years.

TRACKS:
Pretending
Anything for Your Love
Bad Love
Running on Faith
Hard Times
Hound Dog
No Alibis
Run So Far
Old Love
Breaking Point
Lead Me On
Before You Accuse Me

Produced By Jill Dell’Abate & Russ Titelman

Mastered by Steve Hoffman
at Stephen Marsh Mastering

For more information: http://www.audiofidelity.net/content/eric-clapton-journeyman

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Eric Clapton 1985 Comeback Album ‘Behind The Sun’ Released on Hybrid SACD

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Eric Clapton 1985 Comeback Album ‘Behind The Sun’ Released on Hybrid SACD

“…another great recording…perhaps the most experimental of his career”

Camarillo, CA – Eric Clapton fans are buzzing with excitement over the release of his critically acclaimed 1985 comeback album ‘Behind The Sun’ on limited numbered edition Hybrid SACD on Marshall Blonstein’s Audio Fidelity! The musical climate had changed dramatically from the days Eric Clapton had topped the charts in the ’70s. ‘Behind The Sun’ is not his first album of the decade, but he obviously understood it was time to modernize his sound. After signing with Warner Brothers in 1983, Clapton bounced back on the music charts for the first time in five years, and solidified his return in 1985 with the instant success of ‘Behind The Sun’, his ninth album.

Backed with a line-up of stellar musicians and producers Lenny Waronker, Rod Templeman and Phil Collins, Clapton for the first time in years now had several songs that reached a wider audience, scoring Top 40 hits with “Forever Man” and “See What Love Can Do.” He didn’t abandon his old music, he just blended it more effectively and brought the flavor up to date by mastering the more electronic sound of ’80s radio.

This album also had a heavy soul flavor with a really well produced version of Eddie Floyd’s “Knock On Wood”, and Clapton remained true to the blues with a brilliant eight minute track, “Same Old Blues”, which contains some of his most electric playing of the era.

The sessions featured Toto guitarist Steve Lukather and former drummer Jeff Porcaro, as well as Clapton’s long-time collaborators, drummer Jamie Oldaker, bassist Nathan East and keyboardist Greg Phillinganes. Clapton’s voice had a rich new depth, like whiskey aged to perfection. The recording showcased blistering guitar solos, a high-octane R&B beat and a slick synthesizer-backed production that was well-suited for the pop-rock market – The Guitar God was now serenading to a new generation of admirers and fans alike.

“Back in the spotlight…this comeback album is an underrated classic – Don’t miss out on this gem!”

TRACKS
She’s Waiting
See What Love Can Do
Same Old Blues
Knock on Wood
Something’s Happening
Forever Man
It All Depends
Tangled in Love
Never Make You Cry
Just Like a Prisoner
Behind the Sun

Produced by: Eric Clapton, Phil Collins,
Ted Templeman, Lenny Waronker

Mastered by Steve Hoffman
at Stephen Marsh Mastering

For more information: http://www.audiofidelity.net/content/eric-clapton-behind-sun

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Audio Fidelity To Release The Butterfield Blues Band ‘East-West’ Album On Hybrid SACD

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Audio Fidelity To Release The Butterfield Blues Band ‘East-West’ Album On Hybrid SACD

“One of the greatest guitar albums of all time…A breath taking performance from beginning to end.”

Camarillo, CA – Much to the excitement of blues aficionados worldwide, Marshall Blonstein’s Audio Fidelity is releasing The Butterfield Blues Band’s legendary ‘East-West’ album on Hybrid SACD on April 1, 2014. The Butterfield Blues Band had already shown on their first album that they had a definite command of the Chicago blues idiom. On ‘East-West’ they open up and branch out without losing the edge and drive of their first recording. ‘East-West’ represented a watershed for pop music…more maturity, better musicianship, more exploration, more successful blending of other genres. ‘East-West’ stretches the boundaries of the blues, above any other extended piece of the mid-Sixties; a rock band finally achieved a version of the musical freedom that free jazz had found a few years earlier. It can also be heard as part of what sparked the West Coast’s rock revolution, in which song structures with extended improvisation became commonplace.

In 1966 when this album debuted, it was nothing less than astonishing. A mixed-race band? A white guy singing blues? A Jewish kid and a southern farmboy sounding like Robert Johnson on guitars? The album was recorded at the famed Chess Studios in Chicago. It peaked at #65 on the Billboard pop albums chart. This album features traditional blues covers and the guitar work of Mike Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop. The edge this band had was it had people from Chicago, the home of urban blues, who had grown up and played with all the greats. “East-West” combines the emotion and power of the blues along with the swing and instrumental dexterity of a great jazz band. The two centerpieces of the album, the instrumentals “Work Song” written by jazz great Nat Adderly, and the title cut “East-West” are recognized by many as the first recorded versions of jazz-rock fusion put to vinyl.

“One of the essential albums everyone must own…An American milestone recording.”

TRACKS
1. Walkin’ Blues
2. Get Out of My Life Woman
3. I Got A Mind to Give Up Living
4. All These Blues
5. Work Song
6. Mary, Mary
7. Two Trains Running
8. Never Say No
9. East-West

Producer Mark Abramson, Paul Rothchild
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

To purchase The Butterfield Blues Band ‘East-West’ Hybrid SACD: http://www.audiofidelity.net/content/butterfield-blues-band-east-west

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Heart’s Legendary Second Album ‘Magazine’ Gets Reissued On Hybrid SACD

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Heart’s Legendary Second Album ‘Magazine’ Gets Reissued On Hybrid SACD

“A rare gem…Evocative and controversial”

Camarillo, CA – Heart fans are ecstatic with the release of the band’s evocative and controversial second album ‘Magazine’ on Hybrid SACD by Marshall Blonstein’s Audio Fidelity! ‘Magazine’ shows Heart while they were still an idealistically young band, before they became such a worldwide phenomenon. Their second album shows the same impassioned songs that marked the band’s debut, ‘Dreamboat Annie’. They were really hard rockers back then. Ann and Nancy Wilson wove a tapestry of gypsy meets modern woman, and it is highly involved in the early songwriting. The album features a mix of ballads and straight out rock-blues-metal at its purest.

‘Magazine’ was recorded in 1978 and was a victim of legal hassles with the label that delayed its release, yet the album boasts a mix of light and heavy tracks that are pure Heart. There’s the rockin’ “Devil Delight” and the bluesy-rock stomp of “Heartless” – one of their best songs ever! There’s the beautiful, sweet acoustic moment of “Here Song” and the smooth “Just The Wine” and the Badfinger cover “Without You” – Ann’s vocals are incredible; she has the chops to belt out like Janis Joplin! There’s the pure, slow and chugging blues of “Mother Earth Blues” and the stomping live recording, “I’ve Got The Music In Me.”

Heart’s ‘Magazine’ eventually went platinum and peaked at #17 on the album charts, and the album’s only single “Heartless” landed in the Top 40.

Tracks include:
Heartless
Devil Delight
Just The Wine
Without You
Magazine
Here Song
Mother Earth Blues (live)
I’ve Got The Music In Me (live)

Mastered by Steve Hoffman at Stephen Marsh Mastering

For more information: http://www.audiofidelity.net/content/heart-magazine

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Folk Legends Peter, Paul & Mary’s 1962 Debut Album To Be Released On Hybrid SACD By Audio Fidelity March 4, 2014

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Folk Legends Peter, Paul & Mary’s 1962 Debut Album To Be Released On Hybrid SACD By Audio Fidelity March 4, 2014

“One of the best albums to come out of the 1960s folk music revival”

Camarillo, CA – The group that transformed American folk music into ’60s pop, legendary Peter, Paul & Mary’s debut 1962 self-titled album will be released on Hybrid SACD by Marshall Blonstein’s Audio Fidelity on March 4, 2014. One of the best albums to come out of the 1960s folk music revival, the trio’s debut release featured two of the biggest folk hits of all time, “Lemon Tree” and “If I Had A Hammer”, along with such classics as “500 Miles” and “Where Have All The Flowers Gone.” Peter, Paul & Mary’s first album introduced one of the most popular, innovative and enduring folk music groups of all time!

‘Peter, Paul & Mary’ is a collection of the best songs that the group knew, stirring in its sensibilities and its haunting melodies, crossing between folk, children’s songs, and even gospel; light-hearted just where it needed to be and earnest where it has to be. For a young group on their first album, this was meticulously produced and already showed their incredible sense of professionalism. The angelic voice of Mary Travers blends with Peter Yarrow’s tenor and Paul Stookey’s bass on some gorgeous harmonies.

It’s one of the rare folk albums to reach US #1, staying in the Billboard Magazine Top Ten for 10 months, including seven weeks in the #1 position. At the Grammy Awards of 1963, their recording of “If I Had A Hammer” won the Best Folk Recording and Best Pop Performance by a Vocal Group awards. This classic recording helped to bring modern folk stylings to a mass audience for the first time. The album’s innocent good spirit and optimism remains infectious even 50 years later!

Tracks:
Early In The Morning
500 Miles
Sorrow
This Train
Bamboo
It’s Raining
If I Had My Way
Cruel War
Lemon Tree
If I Had A Hammer
Autumn To May
Where Have All The Flowers Gone?

Mastered by Steve Hoffman at Stephen Marsh Mastering

For more information: http://www.audiofidelity.net/content/peter-paul-and-mary

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Audio Fidelity To Release Classic Alice Cooper Album ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ On Hybrid SACD On February 4, 2014!

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Audio Fidelity To Release Classic Alice Cooper Album ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ On Hybrid SACD On February 4, 2014!

“…one of the best rock ‘n’ roll records of all time!”

Camarillo, CA – Alice Cooper fans worldwide rejoice! Marshall Blonstein’s Audio Fidelity is releasing Alice Cooper’s classic album ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ on Hybrid SACD on February 4, 2014! As a bonus, along with the meticulously reproduced artwork, enclosed in every CD is the very collectible replicated ‘Billion Dollar Bill’.

With ‘Billion Dollar Babies’, Alice Cooper refined the raw grit of their earlier work in favor of a slightly more polished sound resulting in a mega-hit album that reached the top of the US and UK album charts. It’s impossible to overstate how popular the band had become by the time their sixth album was released. The album, is brilliant, decadent and encapsulated all the celebrity trashiness of the 70’s only three years into the decade.

Song for song, ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ is probably the original Alice Cooper group’s finest and strongest. The album’s singles “Elected”, “Hello Hooray”, “Billion Dollar Babies”,and “No More Mr. Nice Guy” all became hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Also included are a pair of perennial concert standards – the disturbing necrophilia ditty “I Love the Dead” and the chilling macabre of “Sick Things”.

After the album was released, the band embarked on a tour which broke the US box office records previously held by the Rolling Stones. The show climaxed with a guillotine execution of Alice. The album and the tour made the band into the world’s preeminent pied pipers of teenage trash culture and the most successful rock band ever to be loathed by American parents.

“Other than the original ‘Alice Cooper Band’ being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 2011, our second biggest achievement was when our album ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ went to Number #1 in all three music trade magazines at the same time in April of 1973. Number #1 in Billboard, Number #1 in Record World and Number #1 in Cash Box. We had hoped it would sell Gold or Platinum as a follow up to the success of our album ‘School’s Out’, but a Number #1 album was something that was totally unexpected. Over the years the title track “Billion Dollar Babies” has become my signature song because of the recognizable drum intro.” – Neal Smith, Alice Cooper drummer and founding member

“I remember we were out on the road when the album finally came out in February 1973. I listened to it in my hotel room and just got this really big smile. I was thinking, ‘It’s amazing, we’re really pulling this off’. The album was very, very unique and very, very different. I was really proud of the songs, especially ‘No More Mr Nice Guy’, ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ and ‘Generation Landslide’.” – Michael Bruce, Alice Cooper guitarist/keyboardist and founding member

TRACKS:
1. Hello Hooray
2. Raped and Freezin’
3. Elected
4. Billion Dollar Babies
5. Unfinished Sweet
6. No More Mr. Nice Guy
7. Generation Landslide
8. Sick Things
9. Mary-Ann
10. I Love the Dead

Produced by Bob Ezrin
Mastered by Steve Hoffman at Stephen Marsh Mastering

“…it remains one of rock’s quintessential classic albums!”

To purchase: http://www.audiofidelity.net/content/alice-cooper-billion-dollar-babies

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Audio Fidelity To Release Critically Acclaimed 1976 Debut Solo Album By YES Legend Jon Anderson ‘Olias Of Sunhillow’ On Hybrid SACD January 21, 2014

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Audio Fidelity To Release Critically Acclaimed 1976 Debut Solo Album By YES Legend Jon Anderson ‘Olias Of Sunhillow’ On Hybrid SACD January 21, 2014

“This album is not just good Progressive music, it’s in a class by itself…a Prog masterpiece!”

Camarillo, CA Much to the excitement of Jon Anderson and YES fans worldwide, Audio Fidelty is releasing Jon’s critically acclaimed 1976 debut solo album ‘Olias Of Sunhillow’ on a limited numbered edition Hybrid SACD on January 21, 2014! Jon Anderson’s ‘Olias Of Sunhillow’ was released in the summer of 1976 and is one of his most acclaimed solo works. It’s one of five solo albums released by members of YES around that time and one of the most successful of those solo efforts, reaching No. 8 in the UK charts and breaking into the US Top 50.

“If you go to do a solo album you should be by yourself. That’s what I was thinking. I had all the instruments I was going to use like sitar and drums and things. It came out the other end four months later and for the first time I put ‘musician’ on my passport knowing that I was a musician,” Jon recently told Ultimate Classic Rock

The music is written and performed almost entirely by Anderson using synthesizers, tape loops, ethnic instruments, sound effects and different voices. Some of the synthesizer sounds ring of those found on contemporary Vangelis pieces with whom Jon had just recorded the year before. He emphasizes his interest in Celtic and Central Asian musical ideas much more here than before and creates a rich, evocative world.

Anderson has stated the album’s concept was inspired by Roger Dean’s 1972 YES, ‘Fragile’ cover art as well as works by J.R.R. Tolkien. It’s all as detailed and rich as any fantasy novel. It is a progressive rock concept album which tells the story of an alien race and their journey to a new world, an interstellar exodus from Sunhillow on a spaceship designed by the architect, Olias.

Olias glides along seamlessly from one piece to another, showcasing Anderson’s uncommon gifts for melody and harmony as well as for songwriting. Together with arrangements that veer from the rustic to sci-fi, the music appears to travel through Earth and Space, incarnating the elements of the material and ethereal worlds. The scope of the music is cinematic, freely pursuing concepts to every corner of its vision and fashioning an experience that is as breathtaking for its range as it is for its depth.

The packaging features a series of artworks by the artist David Fairbrother Roe.

TRACKS
Ocean Song
2. Meeting (Garden Of Geda)
Sound Out The Galleon
3. Dance Of Ranyart
Olias (To Build The Moorglade)
4. Qoquaq En Transic
Naon
Transic Tö
5. Flight Of The Moorglade
6. Solid Space
7. Moon Ra
Chords
Song Of Search
8. To The Runner
Producer Jon Anderson
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

To purchase Jon Anderson ‘Olias Of Sunhillow’ Hybrid SACD:
http://www.audiofidelity.net/content/jon-anderson-olias-sunhillow

Visit Jon Anderson’s official website: http://www.jonanderson.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, Billy James, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com