Saturday, May 15, 2021

Check Out New Versions Of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" and Gentle Giant's "Free Hand" Albums

Members of progressive rock giants Genesis, Yes, King Crimson, Dream Theater and other have come together to pay homage to the timeless Pink Floyd album "Wish You Were Here." The Pink Floyd album has been re-recorded in its entirety and will available on May 28th from Cleopatra Records on CD and colored vinyl.  The album starts off with Steve Hackett, Billy Sheehan, Mel Collins, Geoff Downes and Ian Pace providing the music of the opener "Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-5)," while former Queensryche vocalist Geoff Tate supplies some amazing vocals to this opening track. Recent Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Todd Rundgren teams up with the legendary Rick Wakeman and Tony Levin on a spaced-out version of "Welcome To The Machine," before Steve Stevens and James LaBrie lead the electrifying charge of "Have A Cigar." The title track, "Wish You Were Here" flows by gracefully with the stellar guitar work of Joe Satriani, before finishing the album with a funked-up version of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 6-9)," led by Rod Argent, Steve Hillage and the great Bootsy Collins. To find out more about "Still Wish You Were Here: A Tribute To Pink Floyd," please visit cleorecs.com.

Award-winning English musician/producer Steve Wilson is remixing prog-rock legends Gentle Giant's 1975 album "Free Hand" for a new release on June 25th. The album will feature a Dolby Atmos 5.1 surround sound, accompanied by new animated visuals on the Blu-ray release, along with the original flat mix, the 1975 quad mix and instrumentals on CD. The original flat mix and the new Steve Wilson remix will appear together in a new vinyl package. The new remix brings Gentle Giant's "Free Hand" album to life, with the horns jumping from the speakers on the opening track "Just The Same" and the keyboards and drums taking control of the title track "Free Hand." The album wraps up with an all out rock assault on the closing track "Mobile" that simply jumps from your speakers. To find out more about this new remixed edition of Gentle Giant's album "Free Hand," please visit facebook.com/gentlegiantband.

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