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CD/DVD Releases: North American Release Dates For ABWH, Wakeman DVDs

Posted on Wednesday, June 27 @ 04:47:51 UTC by nightowl

Previously reported on for the UK/EU market, we can now talk about North American release date for Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman and Howe's An Evening Of Yes DVD. This performance was captured on the American leg of the 1989 world tour and finds the band performing not only material from the self titled album but also classic material from Yes including "Starship Trooper," "Close To The Edge" and also "And You And I." Now on DVD, this magnificent fan favorite comes complete with the original Roger Dean artwork, a beautiful DVD photo booklet, and new sleeve notes. Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe made up of four fifths of the classic Yes lineup from the seventies. Put together by Jon Anderson, the band recorded one self titled album released in 1989, and then embarked on an extensive and hugely successful worldwide tour filmed here.

SRP: $19.95, RUN TIME: 142mins, LABEL: MVD VISUAL, RELEASE DATE: August 28, 2007

Rick Wakeman's The Other Side Of Rick Wakeman will also see North American release. This DVD features Rick Wakeman in an up-close and uproarious stand-up performance filmed live in front of a studio audience. The "Grumpy" rock legend, composer and raconteur exposes a host of hilarious anecdotes and unknown escapades experienced during his career, including the first rehearsals with Yes, his multi-marital life, amusing recording session memories, his exposure in a Japanese toilet, and more. Wakeman also explains his version of the X-factor and brings to life the lost chord in the Yes classic "And You and I." This brand new show also features classic material from The Strawbs, Yes and his hit solo albums performed on the Grand Piano.

SRP: $19.95, RUN TIME: 110mins, LABEL: MVD VISUAL, RELEASE DATE: August 28, 2007

From MVD Audio comes Rick Wakeman - G'ole!. G'ole is another of Rick's soundtrack albums, taken from the film of the same name which was a feature on the 1982 World Cup. The album features Rick alongside long time percussionist Tony Fernandez and Jackie McAuley (former guitarist of the legendary Irish rock band Them.) The album has been unavailable for some time and this is the first time it has been issued on CD, completely remastered.

SRP: $18.95, RUN TIME: 63mins, LABEL: MVD AUDIO, RELEASE DATE: September 18, 2007

Another soundtrack release from Wakeman is The Burning. The Burning was actually one of the highest grossing horror films in Japan! Originally recorded and released in 1981, this soundtrack recording has always been a much sought after recording with Rick?s large and dedicated fan base. This recording has been unavailable for some time and has been re-mastered for this release.

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