The Great 80s Project: 1985

After 1984’s gargantuan greatness with the dominance of Frankie and meteoric rise of Madonna and Prince, 1985 had a lot to measure up to.  …And indeed, some have said it’s a rather more forgettable year for pop.

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The Great 80s Project: 1981

For a lot of people, 1981 is a year where the 1980s really found its feet.  It’s a year where fewer things carry a feel of the 70s; it’s a year where the New Romantics and the new wave of synth pop stars dominated the charts.  As well as being a solid year for pop, 1981 also found the New Wave of British Heavy Metal reaching its crescendo.

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Four disc Cream live box set due in Febuary

There is some great news for Cream fans early next year. February 2020 will see the release of ‘Goodbye Tour’, a four disc live anthology bringing together recordings from the legendary trio’s final live dates. The set will include nineteen tracks previously unavailable on CD, including nine from The Royal Albert Hall, previously only available on DVD.

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WATCH: Tedeschi Trucks Band cover Derek & The Dominos’ ‘Layla’ album in its entirety…and more

The Tedeschi Trucks Band are known for their great live performances.  Epic sets where – in the time honoured Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers traditions – anything can happen.  Many of their previous live shows have been shared by fans, but few match the grandness of their set a couple of nights ago at the LOCKN’ Festival.

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Eric Clapton: Behind The Sun Tour – Live ’85

Eric Clapton is more than fairly represented when it comes to concert DVD releases.  In fact, these stretch to seventeen different releases at the close of 2018.  However, most of these feature festival shows from after 1999 and only really represent the latter stages of the legendary musician’s career.

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