This page is for established artists you may already be familiar with who are just starting their own label or are on a fairly small independent label. Such being the case, their catalog is still small with maybe just a couple titles so far. So it's important to patronize these artists to assure their continued independent work.
Drummer Mark Craney is the consumate musician who loves music in its varied forms. He has performed Progressive music with Jethro Tull, Funk with Tower of Power, R'n'B with Eric Burdon, Jazz with Jean Luc Ponty, pop with Gino Vanelli, and much, much more!
Unfortunately, Mark is experiencing some serious medical problems and is presently on the transplant list at the UCLA Medical Center to await a double kidney and pancreas transplant! It was the idea of Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull to put together this CD as a benefit towards Mark's considerable medical expenses. Mark's good friends Doane Perry (Jethro Tull's drummer) and guitarist Bill Forth of Ten Seconds stepped forward to handle most of the coordination of this project. And an incredible roster of friends came forth to participate in this event.
This is a completely unique CD which represents a range of artists that would normally not appear together under the same musical umbrella. Mark is the musical and personal thread that weaves all of these musicians together. There is a wide spectrum of performances, some featuring Mark while others are a tribute to him. You'll find some unreleased live tracks here and some new studio tracks recorded specifically for this project. All sales go directly to benefit Mark to help with his recovery.
* It is with sad regret that we must note the passing of Mark Craney in November of 2005. He will be missed.
Mark Craney & Friends/Something with a Pulse ....CD $13.99
|Jethro Tull/Black Sunday (live)
featuring Eddie Jobson
Eric Burdon/I'm Your Man
Song contributed by Leonard Cohen
Tower of Power/What Is Hip? (live)
Mark's Brothers/Listen to Your Heart
featuring Alex Ligertwood of
Santana and Bill Champlin
Gino Vanelli/Brother to Brother (live)
featuring Darryl Steurmer
Fairport Convention/Slipjigs and Reels
Miller, Craney, Miller/Blockhead (live)
Terry Bozzio/Klangfarben Melodie
Mark's Brothers/The Don't Make'em
Like They Used To
featuring Bill Champlin and Alex
Thread/Hands of Kindness
featuring Jethro Tull's Doane Perry
Ian Anderson/Song for Jeffrey
with Martin Barre
James Taylor/New Hymn (live)
John Wetton has had an amazing career that has run through such groups as Family, King Crimson, Roxy Music, Uriah Heep, UK, Asia and more. All these associations and more are covered in a new authorized biography of Wetton called My Own Time. Click here to find out more!
|The Sinclair Songs catalog is growing! Therefore it needed a bigger spot. You'll now find it on our Sinclair Songs page.|
Wow! Vangelis has always been one of my favorites. So I'm happy to present an excellent new biography of Vangelis written by Mark J. T. Griffin. This book not only contains a wealth of biographical data, but the most complete discography I've ever see on this incredibly prolific musician. Click here to find out more!
Vince DiCola, Ellis Hall, Doane Perry
Thread is composer/keyboardist Vince DiCola, vocalist Ellis Hall from Tower of Power, and drummer/percussionist Doane Perry of Jethro Tull. Currently and for the past 14 years, Doane has recorded and toured with Tull. The band's "Crest of a Knave" album earned them a Grammy award. he has also toured and recorded with Todd Rundgren, Lou Reed, Dweezil Zappa, Kitaro, Jon Anderson, Bette Midler, Fairport Convention, Gary Brooker and many more. Thread is his latest project, a unique blend of musical styles...dynamic, melodic, majestic, powerful, soulful...at times complex, yet always with a thread of simplicity weaving throughout. Enjoy the journey!
Vince DiCola/Falling Off a Clef... ....CD $14.99
This is an all-instrumental collection featuring mostly film score-type material (with prog influences definitely in evidence). Late last year Vince collaborated on a score to a martial arts movie called "Sci-Fighter," and most of that score is featured on this new collection in a lengthy suite. Also included is the five movement piece, Castle of the Gods, along with other works. Featured on the CD are Vince's fellow Thread member and Jethro Tull drummer, Doane Perry, and Bowie/Tin Machine guitarist Reeve Gabrels.
Thread/Thread ....CD $13.99
Be sure to check our text catalog for Jethro Tull as well as our Import Section.
Vince DiCola/In-VINCE-ible! ....CD $13.99
In-VINCE-ible! is the brand new solo release from Thread keyboard wizard and composer, Vince DiCola. At 74 minutes, this is practically a double album's worth of material with the first half being dedicated to instrumental works and the second half dedicated to songs. Assisting Vince on this album are Thread bandmates Doane Perry and Ellis Hall, Steve Walsh, Roger Voudouris, Casey Young, Rick Livingstone, George Perilli and Dick Reincke. This CD includes new works as well as some past work for film scores and with the bands Thread and Storming Heaven.
We used to have a spot right here for Greg Lake. However, with our new Manticore Records page up, you'll now find him there.
David Torn ~ David Cross ~ Michael Manring ~ Steve Adams ~ Rhonda Larson
Echolyn ~ Kevin Moore ~ Annie Haslam ~ Ian Wallace ~ Gentle Giant ~ Andy Rinehart
Caravan ~ David Sylvian ~ Colin Bass
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