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January titles announced: including Jan Akkerman and new albums from Andy Jackson & Sanguine Hum!

We're pleased to announce our upcoming releases for January 2016!

Jan AkkermanUp first, we have a newly remastered and expanded edition of the classic 1977 album by legendary guitarist Jan Akkerman. This edition has been newly re-mastered from the original Atlantic Records master tapes and includes the rare single version of ‘Angel Watch’ (previously unreleased on CD). The release includes a booklet, which fully restores the original album artwork and a new essay.

Jan AkkermanAlso out Jan 29th is the wonderful new studio album by multi-Grammy Award nominated engineer and Pink Floyd co-producer ANDY JACKSON'73 Days at Sea'. As one would expect of a musician, engineer and producer of the pedigree of Andy Jackson, the finished album is nothing short of impressive, both sonically and musically. The record is arguably dominated by 17 minute epic "Drownings”, which features stunning saxophone contributions from former Van Der Graaf Generator member David Jackson and a guest vocal by Anne-Marie Helder of the band Panic Room. The release also features a DVD featuring a stunning 5.1 Surround Sound Mix and a 96 kHz / 24-bit stereo mix.

Jan AkkermanFinally, we have WHAT WE ASK IS WHERE WE BEGIN the latest eagerly awaited album by Prog Award nominees, SANGUINE HUM. Following hot on the heels of 2015’s highly acclaimed double album Now We Have Light, Sanguine Hum return to cast an intriguing light on the early years of their career.

To find out more, visit our New Release page.


Sky Group
SKY to release Christmas single 'Troika' this December in digital format!

December 4th 2015 sees the release of a digital EP by the legendary classical rock band SKY, featuring their 1983 interpretation of 'Troika' from Lieutenant Kije by Sergei Prokofiev.

Troika SingleOriginally from SKY’s Cadmium album, 'Troika' was first released in December 1983 and has become a piece synonymous with Christmas. The new digital EP follows on the release of an expansive CD anthology 'Toccata', featuring the finest moments of the band that featured celebrated guitarist John Williams, Steve Gray (keyboards), Herbie Flowers (bass), Kevin Peek (guitar) and Tristan Fry (percussion) and Francis Monkman (keyboards).

With the complete catalogue of Sky now available on Esoteric Recordings, “Troika” is a fine release by a unique band – available on iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Order the MP3 here: http://hyperurl.co/SkyTroika

Track Listing:

1. Troika (short version) 2. Why Don’t We 3. Troika (extended version) 4. The Fool on the Hill