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Harvest (Spain) / Harvest - Biography
« on: January 11, 2016, 06:03:37 PM »
Taken from Harvest´s website:

- Bio

Harvest is a Catalan-Dutch band which is the result of the passion for music that all members share. Their individual and joint musical influences (mainly prog rock and indie rock) have resulted in an unconventional, unique and emotion-packed sound.
The story of Harvest started back in February 2008 when the three original members of the band (Monique van der Kolk, Jordi Amela and Jordi Prats) started shaping up the project. The first songs took shape rapidly, and a few months later was recorded a demo with six tracks which would be the embryo of their first studio album, Underground Community.
In November 2008, Roger Vilageliu and Alex Ojea finally came on board so Harvest went from a project to a fully-fledged band. With a demo out on the streets and a meticulously-crafted live sound, they started performing their first live concerts in 2009 (with a special mention for our performance as warm-up band for the British group Marillion at the Sant Jordi Club in February 2009), and also working on recording the album.
A few months after the launching (May 2012) of the second album Chasing Time, Roger had to leave the band due to professional reasons. After weeks of auditions, in July 2012 Harvest welcomed Toni Munné as new bassist.

- Debut Album (2009) - Underground Community

We wanted our first album to contain all the elements that we admire in music or indeed any other form of artistic expression: sincerity, emotion, passion, harmony, contrast, fantasy… our objective was to put together a handful of songs that would not only sound great the first time but would grow better and better on successive plays, always seeking an individual sound that would identify Harvest, whatever the
song…a pretty ambitious goal!
As a tribute to the first ‘big’ group that entrusted us to share the stage with them at the Sant Jordi Club in Barcelona in February 2009, we decided to include a version of a Marillion track (Waiting to Happen), suitably adapted to our own sound.
We should also mention the collaboration of the fabulous artist Antonio Seijas, who we greatly admire, in designing the front cover and the song sheet: it was an exciting process watching how some of our songs, through music and words, were
transformed into disquieting images: true works of art.
Underground Community is a self-produced album: recorded, mixed and edited entirely by our own label (Red Phone Records) and mastered at the Musiclan studios, it contains all the elements we were looking for from the beginning. We are
proud to be able to say, following the reviews and comments from the press, forums and the general public, that all these nuances have been both perceived and appreciated on listening.

Harvest (Spain) / Harvest - Links & Info
« on: January 11, 2016, 06:00:50 PM »
Harvest is a Catalan-Dutch band whose story started back in February 2008.

More on Harvest can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):

Harvest´s Website:

Harvest on Bandcamp:

Harvest on Facebook:

Harvest on Prog Archives:

Harvest on ProgGnosis:

Harvest on Twitter:

Listening Profiles / Re: Obi´s playlist
« on: January 11, 2016, 04:58:32 PM »
I am going to check out some of the music you have listed :)

I hope you will enjoy it.  :)

Tangerine Dream (Germany) / Re: Tangerine Dream - The Legacy
« on: January 09, 2016, 01:19:48 PM »
10. Where will the museum be located? In BERLIN, GERMANY

11. How will the museum be funded? 20% of every purchase from TD's Eastgate store will go to the museum

12. Where can I find the latest news on the museum and its progress? Bianca (Edgar's wife) has launched a special website here:

13. Where can I get the latest TANGERINE DREAM news? Join TD's email list on their official website homepage (just enter your email address)

14. Is FORCE MAJEURE - the TD/EF autobiography still being worked on? YES 100% - although the discovery of extra chapters has delayed translation & proof reading. Release date to be confirmed, but in 2016. Extracts from the book will be read out during the Vernissage on JAN 30, 2016 in BERLIN (see above).

1. PINK YEARS room
Tangerine Dream's musical instruments
Holographic Concerts
Edgar's Zoom-O-Graphic digital photo collages
Further rooms/ planned future projects:
INTERNATIONAL Touring Exhibition
A room representing other important ELECTRONIC MUSICIANS
Museum + Coffee Shop
Seminars for Children and Teenagers (music & musical instrument demos).
More news as it's announced in 2016.

Tangerine Dream (Germany) / Re: Tangerine Dream - The Legacy
« on: January 09, 2016, 01:19:21 PM »
6. Will the new band continue doing albums after QUANTUM GATE? YES

7. When will the new studio album "QUANTUM GATE" be released? SPRING 2016. Listen to a teaser from the album on SOUNDCLOUD:…/tangerine-dream-quantum-years-soun…

8. When will be the first chance to hear the current members of the group playing solo material? THE ART OF HOW TO DREAM Vernissage JAN 30, 2016 @ the HAUS DER BERLINER FESTSPIELE (Foyer) in BERLIN from 5.00pm - 11.00pm. NB: Invite only, so please register by emailing:

9. Is it true that there will be a Tangerine Dream Museum? YES it will be called 'TANGAUDIMAX' the Tangerine Dream Sound Museum - but this is a huge project so it will take time.

10. Where will the museum be located? In BERLIN, GERMANY

Tangerine Dream (Germany) / Re: Tangerine Dream - The Legacy
« on: January 09, 2016, 01:19:02 PM »
News update JAN 4, 2016:

In case you've missed some of the recent news:

1. Are Tangerine Dream continuing after Edgar's passing? YES

2. Who's in the group now? THORSTEN QUAESCHNING (Synths, keyboards, guitar & drums), ULRICH SCHNAUSS (Synths) & HOSHIKO YAMANE (Electric Violin). Listen to a QUANTUM KEY teaser on SOUNDCLOUD:…/quantum-key-preview

3. Will the band tour in 2016? YES, although no dates, venues or countries have yet been confirmed, however In a previous news letter the band stated "EUROPE and NORTH AMERICA"

4. Is Peter Baumann involved with the current lineup? NO

5. Are any other ex-members re-joining the band? NO. Peter is currently working on some solo material, and things have been left open that he could possibly work with TD in the future.

Iron Butterfly (USA) / Re: Iron Butterfly - Biography
« on: January 09, 2016, 11:04:00 AM »
In 1997, Iron Butterfly re-formed again, this time with originial members Doug Ingle, Lee Dorman and Ron Bushy being joined by Eric Barnett and Derek Hilland. The band enjoyed a highly successful tour of Europe and had planned a new CD that never got off the ground.

On July 28th, 2003, guitarist Erik Braunn died of cardiac arrest in Los Angeles at the age of 52. In December, 2005, keyboardist Martin Gerschwitz and guitarist Charlie Marinkovich joined Lee Dorman and Ron Bushy for yet another edition of Iron Butterfly, who continued to tour.

On September 12th, 2010, Iron Butterfly received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 20th Annual San Diego Music Awards. A little over a year later, Rhino Records released "Iron Butterfly: Filmore East 1968", a double CD recorded at the Fillmore East on April 26 and 27, 1968.

On January 2nd, 2012, former Iron Butterfly guitarist Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt passed away at the age of 63. For that upcoming Spring, the band was booked for a busy tour across Europe. Sadly, bassist Lee Dorman died of natural causes on December 21st, 2012 at the age of 70.

For more check Iron Butterfly's website @

Iron Butterfly (USA) / Re: Iron Butterfly - Biography
« on: January 09, 2016, 11:03:01 AM »
They re-formed in the mid-70s, with a new line-up of Ron Bushy and Eric Brann joined by bassist Phil Kramer and Howard Reitzes delivering two disappointing albums. A very brief semi-reunion in 1978, enlisting Jimi Henderson on vocals and bassist Keith Ian Ellis, imploded during a tour of Germany, when Ellis was found dead in a motel room.

Ten years later, all of the original members got together for the Atlantic Recording Corporation's 40th anniversary concert and celebration, appearing on stage along with the surviving members of Led Zeppelin, and with Aretha Franklin among many other acts of the company's roster.

Another re-formation, this time in 1992, was masterminded by Mike Pinera. A new version of 'In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida' was recorded and Pinera recruited Dorman and Bushy for extensive touring in the USA.

By 1993, the legendary "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" album had sold an astonishing 25 million copies and in 1995, the band re-formed once more for an anniversary tour.

On February 12, 1995, bassist Phil Kramer, who took Lee Dorman's place when Iron Butterfly re-formed in 1975, disappeared after calling police and threatening suicide. He was never heard from again, which led to a massive search and many news reports, talk show topics including an episode of Oprah, and even a segment on Unsolved Mysteries some years later. His body was found in a canyon in the Santa Monica Mountains, on May 31st, 1999, over four years later. At the time of his death, he was 42.

Iron Butterfly (USA) / Iron Butterfly - Biography
« on: January 09, 2016, 11:02:41 AM »
A short Biography on Iron Butterfly, taken from Classic Bands:

During the progressive music revolution in the late 60s, one of the most surprising successes was that of Iron Butterfly. The band was formed by Doug Ingle, who added Ron Bushy, Lee Dorman and briefly, Danny Weiss. Together, they were arguably the first to amalgamate the terms 'heavy' and 'rock', following the release of their debut album called "Heavy" in 1968. Later that same year, Weis left the band and guitarist Erik Braunn stepped in.
When Iron Butterfly relocated from San Diego to Los Angeles, the band started to gain a live following and soon was gigging with the likes of The Doors and Jefferson Airplane.

On September 7, 1968, Iron Butterfly's second effort entered the charts with what was to become its signature album, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida". The 17-minute title track of that album was one of the pioneer songs that spurned the popularity of extended jams in progressive rock. The album became a multi-million-seller and was for a number of years the biggest-selling item in Atlantic Records' catalogue.
The album also became the record industry's first platinum disc, selling over 4 million copies. It contained everything a progressive rock fan could want, - neo-classical organ with Far East undertones, a solid beat, screeching guitar parts, barbed-wire feedback and an long drum solo. A singles version of the song hit No. 30 on the U.S. national charts. Magnificently overwrought at the time, the intervening years have been less kind to its standing.

The follow-up, "Ball", was less of a success, despite being a better collection of songs, notably the invigorating 'It Must Be Love' and the more subtle 'Soul Experience'. Braunn departed after a weak live album and was replaced by two guitarists: Larry 'Rhino' Rheinhart and Mike Pinera. However, no further success ensued. "Metamorphosis" was a confused collection, recorded when the band was disintegrating, and in 1971, the band split up.

Iron Butterfly (USA) / Iron Butterfly - Links & Info
« on: January 09, 2016, 11:00:58 AM »
Iron Butterfly is a Psychedelic Prog band from the USA, which was formed during the progressive music revolution in the late 60's.

More on Iron Butterfly can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):

Iron Butterfly's Website:

Iron Butterfly on Prog Archives:

Iron Butterfly on ProgGnosis:

Blood, Sweat & Tears (USA) / Re: Blood, Sweat & Tears - Biography
« on: January 09, 2016, 09:25:36 AM »
In 1996 David Clayton-Thomas was induced into the Canadian Music hall of Fame. and later recorded an album that was called "The Uptown Album". It was recorded live at Ornette Coleman's Harlem studio and was produced by David himself. It was released in Canada in November 1997 and in the US and the rest of the world in January 1998.

In 1997 another album called "People In Room no. 8" was released.

Later in 1998, David recorded a solo album called "Bloodlines" that featured some of the musicians that had been in Blood Sweat and Tears over the years.

Blood, Sweat and Tears continued to tour and even though David Clayton-Thomas is regarded as "the voice of Blood, Sweat & Tears", it is the skill and the musicianship of all those very talented musicians that have passed through the band that made this group so special.

Official Homepage:

Blood, Sweat & Tears (USA) / Re: Blood, Sweat & Tears - Biography
« on: January 09, 2016, 09:25:07 AM »
In 1985, David teamed up with hard-driving young manager, Larry Dorr, formerly a tour manager with he band. Larry convinced David that there was still life in the once proud name Blood, Sweat & Tears, and that with the right musicians, good management, and strong leadership, it could once again be an attraction on concert stages around the world.

They recruited musical director/trumpeter Steve Guttman, graduate of Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and Blood, Sweat & Tears began performing with prestigious American symphonies like the Detroit, the Houston, the Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestras.

Larry Dorr was right. A revitalized BS&T under his direction and David's leadership came storming back to the concert stages of the world, playing international jazz festivals, symphonies, concert halls and casino show rooms. In the late 80's the personnel of the band stabilized and they became a regular group again.

Due to legal hassles over use of the name "Blood, Sweat and Tears"' there haven't been any new albums released.

In 1994, David Clayton-Thomas and Blood Sweat & Tears horn section: Jerry Sokolow - trumpet, Steve Guttman - trumpet, Tim Ries - Sax and Charlie Gordon - Trombone, made a record with the Hungarian jazz drummer Leslie Mandoki. The album was called "People".

Blood, Sweat & Tears (USA) / Re: Blood, Sweat & Tears - Biography
« on: January 09, 2016, 09:24:21 AM »
In 1977 the band is signed to ABC records and in November the same year, they recorded "Brand New Day". The album garnered positive reviews, but was not a major seller.

The group continued to tour and personnel continued to fluctuate. In January 1978, they toured Europe. The band members at that time were, Clayton-Thomas on vocals, Dave Bargeron tuba, Anthony Klatka and Chris Albert trumpet, Gregory Herbert saxophone, Randy Bernsen guitar, Larry Willis keyboards, Neil Stubenhaus bass and Bobby Economou on drums. After a concert in Amsterdam, Gregory Herbert took an overdose of cocaine and died. The band returned home and separated.

In late 1979, David Clayton-Thomas reformed a new Canadian version of Blood, Sweat & Tears with Bobby Economou. On guitar he recruited Robert Piltch, one of Canada's finest young guitarists and his brother David on bass. The other members were: Bruce Cassidy from Bruce Cassidy Band on trumpet, and arranger. Earl Seymour - Saxophone, Flute, Vernon Dorge - Alto, soprano sax, flute, Richard Martinez - Organ, piano, clavinet.

Signed to MCA Records in 1980, this incarnation of Blood, Sweat & Tears first album was called "Nuclear Blues" and featured cover versions of Jimi Hendrix's "Manic Depression" and Henry Glover's blues classic, "Drown In My Own Tears". But the face of music had drifted away from the style that made Blood, Sweat and Tears popular and the band disbanded again later the same year. The Group faded from view for pretty much the next five years, with Colomby and Clayton-Thomas occasionally getting together for a few live shows here and there.

Blood, Sweat & Tears (USA) / Re: Blood, Sweat & Tears - Biography
« on: January 09, 2016, 09:23:45 AM »
As touring continued, Blood, Sweat and Tears begin gathering material for yet another album and in the spring of 1973 they are once again in the studio to record. The result "No Sweat" was released in June the same year and contained both originals and cover songs. The album this time is more rocking with "Roller Coaster" released as a single. The LP scores at #42 and another single, "Save Our Ship" is released from the album. The touring continues and so are the personal changes within the band. Longtimer Jim Fielder leaves and is replaced by Ron McClure, Lou Marini JR is replaced by Bill Tillman. Tom Malone leaves and Tony Klatka takes over. Lew Soloff also leaves the band. Jerry LaCroix, formerly a member of the Edgar Winter group, joins the band on sax and flute. He also sings, but Jerry Fisher is still the lead singer.

In March and April 1974 the band spend most of the time in the studio for their forthcoming album and in July, "Mirror Image" is released. A song called,"Tell Me That I'm Wrong" is released as a single but only reaches #83. The album flops at #149. Jerry LaCroix didn't feel comfortable within the band, and he couldn't' handle Bobby Colomby. Basically he didn't care for Blood, Sweat and Tears style and he did not like to share lead vocal duties. He was more interested in his solo album "The Second Coming", that he recently had recorded. He once said that one of the reasons for him to join was that they ware going on a world tour and he hadn't seen the world. While they were in Australia he decided to quit. When they came back, he left the group after a gig in Central Park. Luther Kent, a blues singer from New Orleans was recruited as a new leadsinger, together with Jerry Fisher. Luther Kent had been singing with The Greek Fountains, a busy, popular band in demand regionally, then criss-crossed America with his own, 9-piece r&b band, "Blues, Inc". His voice could be described as powerful, rough and whiskey-drenched. Blood, Sweat and Tears never did any recordings with Luther Kent, who eventually quit to form "Trick Bag" with guitarist Charlie Brent.

As 1975 began, David Clayton-Thomas returned to Blood, Sweat and Tears. Joe Giorgianni was added on trumpet, flugelhorn and in sessions during February, they recorded new songs for an album. 50 percent cover tunes (Janis Ian, Randy Newman, the Beatles, Blues Image) and 50 percent originals, including a song from one of Clayton-Thomas solo albums ("Yesterday's Music"). The L.P. called "New City" is released in April, and on the cover it says "Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring David Clayton-Thomas", to let people know that now it's the same band that made all those hits a few years ago. It's the first BS&T album in many years to get favourable reviews. Live bookings began to increase in quality and quantity, and the band experienced renewed popularity. Their revival of the Beatles "Got To Get You Into My Life" peaked at US #62, and the album hit #47. During this period, a live album was recorded and released in Europe and Japan as "In Concert". It's the same album that later was released as "Live and Improvised" in the U.S.A.

In August 1976, an album called "More Than Ever" was released, but it was a disappointing seller. This was the weakest album they ever have put out, despite guest vocals by Patti Austin. It stalls at #165 and Columbia Records dropped the band. At this time, Bobby Colomby, B,S&T's sole remaining original member calls it a day.

Blood, Sweat & Tears (USA) / Re: Blood, Sweat & Tears - Biography
« on: January 09, 2016, 09:23:02 AM »
About this time, the band seemed to split into three separate fractions: the rockers, including most of the rhythm section; the jazzers, Colomby and most of the horn section; and the Vegas star, Clayton-Thomas. Each believes that the band has gone too far in the other direction. In January 1972, the split is total. David Clayton-Thomas leaves the band for a solo career. The decision was mutual, their musical ambitions were too different. Fred Lipsius left the band. The next month David Clayton-Thomas is replaced by the blind singer Bobby Doyle, once leader of the Bobby Doyle Trio. Joe Henderson replaces Fred Lipsius and guitarist George Wadenius, a member of the Swedish group "Made in Sweden", joins the band. The new lineup fails to gel and they start to look for another lead singer.

Jerry Fisher is at this time recording singles in New York with "New Design", a subsidiary of Columbia Records (the BS&T label). His newly tracked recording session prompted an invitation to have a jam session with the group. After that, he's invited to join the band. Prior to joining BS&T, Jerry Fisher performed the nightclub circuits in Las Vegas, Tahoe, parts of his native Oklahoma and Texas. He had a sizeable following and was considered by one Texas music critic as "probably the greatest white blues singer in the business".

All these changes mean time rehearsing and reorganizing instead of recording and Columbia Records releases a "Greatest hits" package. Eleven selections, seven singles chart entries, plus two album tracks from the celebrated debut album when Al Kooper lead the group, and two more from the Grammy-winning multi-platinum second album.The album contained the singles edits of the songs.

The personal changes continued. Joe Henderson is replaced by Lou Marini Jr. Dick Halligan calls it a day and Larry Willis takes over as keyboard player. In the summer of '72, Blood, Sweat & Tears went in the studio again to record a new album. This time they choose mostly covers. At the end of August, the first new material to be released in 13 months, the single "So Long Dixie" is released, but stalls out at #44. The album is released a month later. A discouraged Steve Katz leaves the band along with Chuck Winfield, who is replaced by Tom Malone. There is no replacement for Steve Katz.

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