TALES ACROSS THE WATERS (TM)
The Triumvirat Electronic Newsletter
August 4, 2000
Are The Remasters !?
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FROM THE AUTHORS
TRIUMVIRAT NET NEWS !
COMMENTS AND COMMUNICATION
PROGRESSIVE ROCK NEWS
Thanks for the loyalty, patience (big-time) and support while this all gets sorted out.
Most of you know by now that the first four Triumvirat albums have already been remastered, and digitally cleaned up for a new release along with bonus tracks.
The news that most of you want first is that I was contacted last Friday by Glini of EMI Records in Cologne. He asked me to prepare some liner notes for "Med Tales", "Illusions" and "Spartacus". The first two will be out in the next 3-4 weeks. "Spartacus" will follow shortly thereafter, along with the remainder of the catalogue. A previously unreleased, recently unearthed 1975 Triumvirat track with Helmut Köllen, Jürgen Fritz, and Hans Bathelt called "Showstopper" will be the first of the bonus cuts for "Spartacus" followed by "The Capital of Power" and I hope..."Deadly Dream of Freedom" live.
The remaster of "Illusions on a Double Dimple" will contain two previously unreleased tracks from that same era 1973-74 called "Timothy" and "Dancer's Delight" with Helmut Köllen on lead vocals, Jürgen on keyboards, and Hans on drums. "Timothy" is cool; since it is Helmut Köllen at his best, and there are trade-off vocals with Jürgen similar to "Mr. Ten Percent".
The remaster of "Mediterranean Tales: Across the Waters" will contain two previously unreleased tracks, and I'm not sure if its Dick Frangenberg on bass or Hans Pape; probably the former... called "Ride the Night" and "Sing Me A Song".. Jürgen does a great vocals on both tunes.
THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING. STICK WITH US!
Jürgen says his new "Triumvirat' album is 60% complete and won't be out until early 2001 since there were scheduling problems with some of the guest artists and a previous management shake-up....
Barry Palmer's letter to John Lennon
"Dear John" makes
its debut on mp3.com as a free download this week:
Please check out his new DAM CD available for purchase within a few days from now on the site listed above. It will contain four tracks:
1) "Dear John" ( a letter)
two tracks(1&4) being new, two older rare tracks (2&3)...
It's an EP and a reasonably priced good value IMO.
Thanks again, I have less
time for this as I nail down this law degree and work
at a firm in STL, but I will always tell you when
there is big news.
Greetings Friends !
Yes, it's been a long, long time hasn't it folks ? So much hope and promise and expectation...so much anticipation and sitting on pins and needles as the promised scheduled release date for the remasters approached.....and came....and went.
As the time passed, we received hundreds of messages from fans, all asking the same question, "Where can I get the Triumvirat CD's ? They were suppose to be out..." And we had to reply in frustration that we had no idea what was going on, all our inquiries as to the status of the remasters went unanswered. Until now !
As Russ has told you, we have heard from Jürgen (see his message below), as well as from Glini at EMI. Liner notes are in the pipeline, so the release shouldn't be far away.
Speaking of Triumvirat CD's, some of you have noticed that one showed up as being for sale through several vendors. Suddenly you looked at the Triumvirat listings and saw:
"Illusions On A Double Dimple/Mr. Ten Per"
Well, sorry to tell you but it is an illegal bootleg. EMI has confirmed that there is no legitimate release of Illusions from England at this time.
If you haven't visited Barry Palmer's website since the last newsletter, now's your big chance ! The site has been completely redesigned, and a Japanese translation of the site added. MANY thanks to our friend at J'rat, The Triumvirat Japanese Page, for all your hard work and patience ! Thank you again Hideyuki ! Barry's website is at:
On a personal note, I want to thank everyone for their patience recently as I have gone through some personal situations and have moved from near Seattle, Washington, to Helena, Montana. So nice to be back in Montana, the "last, best place!" Now if we could only get rid of these fires around here *cough* *cough* !
Read on, gentle reader...
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Jürgen Fritz Speaks !
From: Jürgen Fritz
Barry Palmer on MP3.COM
The Money Planet
SFB--Original Bassist of Jefferson
Airplane, Bob Harvey
aboard the Jefferson Airplane was booted out and fell to Earth -- the rest of the Airplane flew on and became the Starship. Noted for changing member's and having a very sordid and bumpy history, Bob Harvey was there at the beginning when the plane was assembled and was there for the historic run at the Matrix that led to the deal with RCA. Bob with his acoustic bass were no longer needed in the all Electric Airplane. After stints back with Slippery Rock String Band and a few Movies (Low Budget Biker-B movies) he faded into Oblivion.........
In 1990 the war broke out in the Persian Gulf. The Kuwait people were being killed and abused and America decided to help them out. Bob, a navy Journalist, got order's to Saudi Arabia, kissed his wife goodbye and boarded the plane. Brian Fowler playing mandolin in RIVERSOUTH opening big shows for Aaron Tippen, Cyrus, and Charlie Daniels, also got his order's to Saudi Arabia. Brian packed his mandolin is his seabag and boarded the plane. In country, with gas mask in tow, Brian and Bob hit the sand and see its gonna be an interesting 6 months. Settling in the canvas tent, I see a guitar case and go speak to the dude w/ the guitar. We talk about music and life in general and become buddies. I even shared some of my coveted Whiskey that I snuck there in a Listerine bottle. He had a boom box and asked me what kind of tapes I had. I had Hawkwind (I later in 1995 took Bob to his first Hawkwind show in Atlanta) Nektar, Amon Duul, and alas Jefferson Airplane. He said, "I used to play with them." I was thinking in my head ?????????? He pulled out his guitar and played some of the weirdest songs I had ever heard and I figured he's telling the truth. We jammed in between Scud missile attacks and became friends.......
In 1995 I went to Atlanta to hang out, write, and play some and Bob showed me a lyric he had. I read it and said, "This is great!", and quickly put a melody to it. We then recorded some 4-track versions of it. I contacted Robert Richardson, who is a awesome musician. He is into progressive stuff like Dream Theatre, Yes.....he wrote the Middle section to "One by One " It is on the website as an mp3 ( http://www.starship.pp.se/sfb/ ) if you want to hear it. Robert's Wife sang the lead vocal and we recorded the track along with "Running Like 60" . Bob had a serious personal problem and we never finished album. Only 2 tracks from 1995 were recorded and we are going to put "one by One" as a bonus track. Robert and Rebecca split and time marched on and the song was shelved. Robert is releasing a album called "Theatre of the Mind" which is awesome with Rebecca singing.
Anyway we flash to 1998. Brian contacted Jeff Tamarkin who was needing to talk w/ Bob about the book he was writing and I gave him Bob's address in Atlanta. He had moved back to California and I didn't know that he had. Jeff gave Bob my phone number and he contacted Brian.
Bob or Brian didn't want to leave "One by One" unreleased so they decided to start writing again. They wrote 5 brand new songs and were going to do them with Robert, but he and Rebecca had split and the chemistry wasn't the same so they recruited Mike Childree and John MCgill to round out new line up. The sound now is more raw and psychedelic. Bob is singing all the lead now, and the album is almost completed. The album "Idiots Vision" has some heavier songs and some more acoustic songs as well. The lyrics are posted in the website and we may put a couple more songs in there periodically until the album is done.
We also have some reel to reels of Jefferson Airplane live at Matrix in 1965 which would be the oldest recordings of the band, and 2 ADAT's full of some recordings Bob did in 65-68 w/ members of Mother's of Invention and other's so keep checking site, and we will eventually have all this stuff in there for everyone to hear. Hopefully album will be out by Aug/Sept.
We are mixing it out and finishing some last vocal tracks. This album would be hard to describe I can only say it is psychedelic and lysergic in the making. Hopefully we can get it done and to the public as soon as possible....
Thanks, Jim Bradley, for the interview time..
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Saint Louis Concert Videos
If you haven't ordered your copy
yet, well now's your chance ! You can purchase either the Centenary
Church concert or the Off Broadway concert (or both, there are differences
in the sets !). Each concert video is 2 tapes in length, nearly 4
hours of concert footage from each night ! Each video set is $40 in
the US, $45 outside the US. Price includes shipping and
From: Mike Dowen [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
their music amaze me. Its kinda sad that they are unaware of what happens the first time that you put on an album that is going to send shivers up & down your spine for the rest of your life. That initial purchase after hearing the music on Fluff's Saturday show and the impatient bus ride home to lay it on the old Garrard turntable...mmmmhappy memories!
.........we gotta have SPARTACUS on CD
I Want To Know
Purchase of a Certain CD
From: Ian Fleischer [mailto:email@example.com]
entitled "Illusions on a double dimple" I have looked everywhere for a CD replacement with no luck. Even while living in Germany in 1993 I couldn't find it anywhere. I live in Calgary, Alberta Canada now and I hope you can point me in the right direction to find this magnificent album, hopefully on CD.
[Editor's Note: Hang in there,
Illusions is currently out of print, but we are awaiting the release of
the remastered CD.]
From: Jim Turner [mailto:Jim.Turner@tellabs.com]
From: Jim [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Happy The Man Website
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
From: Mark E Daniels [mailto:email@example.com]
Great Job On The Web Page
From: Harry T. Stone [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
from the reborn www.karnevil9.com The site is 90% finished and I'm going to launch this week come hell or high water.
Your site, as always, looks great!
[Editor's Note: Thanks for the link Harry !!!]
A Brilliant Band
From: ScuffleDig@aol.com [mailto:ScuffleDig@aol.com]
info on this brilliant band.
Now the question - How can I get a copy of the re-mastered Spartacus? I'vesearched the suppliers I know about but can't find a copy. Can you give me the URL of a supplier so I can order a copy as my LP is wearing out!
many, many thanks
A La Carte
From: Sven Wallén [mailto:email@example.com]
everything will happen. I am really interested in getting the A la Carte on CD.
From: Jamie Saunders [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
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FUGU - Harmonia Maudit
FUGU - Harmonia maudit
The album : Fugu is a band created by Philippe Troïsi (guitars) and ThierryMassé (keyboards), members of the French rock band Eclat. With the help from L.Bencini (bass) and Fred Pasqua (drums) they release Fugu's first album. "Harmonia maudit" is a nice surprise, not exactly in the same vein as Eclat. These nine instrumental pieces offer an original music, mixing jazz-rock ala Brand X and progressive guitar orientated music. The "classical" influence may sometimes recall the Enid or Steve Hackett, but this very diverse, melodious and eclectic music (with also a bluesy and a jazzy touch here and there) reveals a great new band!
1 . La Walkyrie Quand On... Ouverture 3'42
2 . Sinistre 6'18
3 . Hommage Au Mage 6'26
4 . From Barletta 5'52
5 . X-Fly 6'25
6 . Papyrus 4'21
7 . A M'on's Domicile 5'56
8 . Ectoplasmes 9'16
9 . La Walkyrie Quand On... Final 2'04
The brand new album of this great French band, formed by ex-Eclat PhilippeTroïsi on guitars with Thierry Massé (Eclat/Ortega = keyboards), Lilian Bencini (Ortega = bass) & Fred Pasqua (Ortega = drums), is available now !!! A fantastic progressive fusion, including as various influences as The Enid, Camel, Alan Holldsworth, Steve Hackett & Pat Metheny in a great melting pot ! Simply brilliant !!!
Please feel free to contact me if you wish to review the album, makeinterviews with the musicians or book them for forthcoming gigs.
We have some great news for those that are planning to attend to theProgfest weekend in Los Angeles this year.
1 - Camel will start their 2000 tour in August 2000. At this time, theONLY USA dates are in California. Their L.A. show is scheduled for August 30th Wednesday, location will be confirmed in the next days. The progfest team in just helping Camel to advertise their show, and we will not be able to sell tickets. For additional information, please check on the band's web site, located at http://www.camelproductions.com
2 - The Pre-progfest night is scheduled for August 31st, Thursday.Spock's Bear and Rocket Scientists will perform at The Troubador, located at 9081 Santa Monica Blvd., in West Hollywood. The doors open at 7:30PM, the show starts at 8:00PM. Tickets are $20 if purchased before the show, and $25 at the door. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster, or through Spock's Beard's web site (www.spocksbeard.com), or directly from The Troubador.
3 - Progfest 2000 nights will go as planed on September 1st and 2nd withthe following bands and show times:
September 1st (Doors open at 4:00PM, show starts at
Kenso - From Japan
Codice - From Mexico
September 2nd (Doors open at 12:00Noon, show starts
4 - September 3rd, Sunday Progressive Rock CD/Record Convention—FREEAdmission. This event will take place from 10:00AM to 4:00PM at the Sequoia Club in the Lexington Room. The Sequoia Club is located at 7530 Orangethorpe Ave. (at the corner of Beach Blvd.) in Buena Park.
This will be a great weekend of Progressive Music. If you didn't startplanning your trip to LA, better start thinking about it. Progfest tickets are on sale, and here is how you can get it.
Progfest 2000 Ticket Prices: $65 for two-day pass or $35 each day.
Send check or money order to:
Send check or money order to:
For CREDIT CARD (Visa and Mastercard) orders:
La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts (Los
Directions from LAX to the venue: Take freeway 105 east; to 605 south, and almost immediately exit at Rosecrans Blvd; Take a left (heading east) on Rosecrans Blvd; drive about 5 miles on Rosecrans Blvd; pass LaMirada Blvd and make a right into the driveway for the shopping center. You'll see the venue from there. La Mirada Civic Theater is at the corner of Rosecrans and La Mirada Blvd.
HOTEL INFORMATION (You must mention PROGFEST 2000 to get these rates)
Red Roof Inn (Buena Park)
Hanford Hotel (Buena Park)
Holiday Inn (Buena Park)
Directions from LAX to the hotels: Take freeway 105 east; to 605 south, to the 91 east; exit at Beach Blvd.; Take a left (heading north) onBeach Blvd; Hotels will come up within about a block (right before Orangethorpe). Red Roof is on the left, and Holiday Inn is on the right.
For additional information , please check the
festival's web site
Stay tuned for Progfest 2000!
All the best, and see you in LA,
New Flower Kings Album 'Space Revolover' Due in June
The new Flower Kings album 'Space Revolver' sees world wide release on 20th June
For a sneak preview go to Flower Power where five exclusive high quality MP3s are now available to download.
Steve Hackett News Update
Thanks for your patience... I realize it's been quite a while since thelast newsletter but I wanted to have something substantial to offer rather than just talk about the many potential projects that were in the pipeline.
It's still early days for Camino Records (even though I personally turned 50last 12th February...!) We're very proud that the company has now released some other artists such as Ian and Chester and in continuing this trend we'll shortly make available a new album by John Hackett and myself entitled "Sketches of Satie" - recordings of Erik Satie's music rearranged for flute and guitar. This record is hopefully the first in a series to be released on 'Camino Classics'.
Other news items that may be of interest...
We're splashing out on a new recording studio - the original version hasserved its purpose well but as ever it's time to move with the tide of events... Exciting times for this team of myself, Billy, Kim, John, Roger, Ben, Jerry and quite a few other 'regulars'.
I continue to apply myself to all the musical possibilities at once -Classical, Rock, Jazz, Comedy, World Fusion -and if I have the time I may even get around to Country... if Gibson ever manage to send me that free banjo they promised back in the mid-Eighties! More specifically I'm still working on a guitar concerto and another 'modern' album which is likely to be toured, as band members are being recruited (or press-ganged when 'unavailable') at this very moment.
The project with Jim Diamond seems to have reached an impasse, largely, Isuspect, due to inability to decide on suitable material - such is the producer's lot...
Further 'Live' and 'Best Of' compilations are planned but require theco-operation of Virgin Records who inherited the original Charisma catalogue but seem unwilling to either work it or release it to us in whole or in part... negotiations are afoot. The alternative seems to be re-recording but this may have less impact as I suspect people prefer the originals, warts 'n' all. The future we can handle - the past? - well we'll just have to wait until those b******s get their act together!
Meanwhile all the early titles are still available from us, by post oronline. Thank god for the Internet or Einstein's Relatives - Space continues to be warped and, proudly, so are we at Camino. As the 'family motto' says... "Entrench thyself not lest thou falter before the altar of great electronics"... or... "Where wast thou when a sense of humour was handed out?"
Mastermind: New Live Album
From: Bill Berends [mailto:email@example.com]
UPCOMING: Mastermind will open for
TRANSATLANTIC in Wash, DC June 24th at
NEW LIVE ALBUM: "Prog, Fusion, Metal,
Leather, & Sweat" recorded last summer
The reaction to our new "ANGELS OF THE
APOCALYPSE" studio album has been
All the best,
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
Este mensaje se encuentra en español e ingles. This message is in spanish and english.
Noticia importante para todos los amantes de la buena música..!
Nos pone muy contentos informarles que NEXUS, la banda argentina de rock que está dando que hablar a todo el mundo sinfónico / progresivo de USA, Europa, Japón y Latinoamérica, está en estos momentos completando los últimos detalles para su partida del próximo 15 de Junio hacia los Estados Unidos y México, donde se presentará en dos de los festivales más importantes del circuito: NEARfest USA y Mexprog México DF.
Luego de sus exitosas presentaciones en Río de Janeiro y Baja California, estos festivales representan los tramos finales de la gira americana, la cual NEXUS planea cerrar en Septiembre en Buenos Aires.
Nuestros mejores deseos para los NEXUS, que están haciendo llegar una muestra de la mejor música argentina a todo el mundo!
Un saludos para todos!
//Fans de Nexus en Argentina//
Para contactarse con NexusFan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Important notice for all lovers of good music..!
We have the pleasure to inform you that NEXUS, the argentine rock band that is generating the best comments from symphonic/progressive audiences from USA, Europe, Japan and Latin America, is now arranging the final details for leaving next June 15th towards the United States and Mexico, to perform in two of the most important festivals of this genre: NEARFest USA and Mexprog Mexico DF.
After the band's successful performances in Rio de Janeiro and Baja California, these festivals are the final steps of the American tour, which NEXUS plans to close next September in Buenos Aires.
Our best wishes for NEXUS, who are bringing some of the best argentine music to the world!
Greetings for everybody!
//Nexus fans from Argentina//
To contact NexusFan: email@example.com
Happy The Man News
Hello Happy the Fans!
Two new Happy the Man dates have been added in August. Friday August18th at the Recher Theatre in Towson, Md. and Saturday August 19th back at the State Theatre in Falls Church, Va. Gig and ticket info can be found at our website http://happytheman.com/
Also, for those of you who don't have 'em yet, HTM t-shirts are now available via mail order. L, XL, & XXL (black Hanes Beefy T's with'rainbow Ibby' logo). Please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery, due to overwhelming demand not all sizes are currently in stock. T-shirts are $20 ($18 if you buy 'em at our shows) plus $5 shipping and handling.
Send check or money order to Happy the Man, Inc. at 522
N. State Rd.
Take care and see you in August!
Happy the Man
Just to let you know that the brand new Ozric album has now been recorded and mixed and will be released world-wide in September!
Keep your eyes on the web-site for sneak previews of the track titles and artwork!
The next edition of the Ozracle, the official fan-club magazine will be outin August. The mag will include an exclusive in-depth interview with Seaweed and a one-off chance to win an original piece of Ed Wynne artwork which will be framed and signed by the man himself!!
You can join the fanclub by going to the merchandise section of the website and clicking on the Fanclub button.
More news soon!
Simon "Eddie" Baker
Steve Howe Audio Downloads
YESWORLD: The Yes Online Service
STEVE HOWE AUDIO DOWNLOADS AVAILABLE NOW
Steve Howe kicks off his new Store page by offering exclusive digital downloads along with Steve's remarks about each track andexclusive photos taken by Steve himself. The music downloads are powered by Liquid Audio and include a special edition Steve Howe Music Player faceplate. Once downloaded, you will be able to record your own music CD through any of the CDRW devices supported by Liquid Audio technology.
Visit the Store page at http://stevehowe.com, also accessible through the Band Members section at YesWorld.
G2 Genesis Convention
A Genesis convention is taking place on 31st March 2001 in Guildford UK.'G2' is the follow-up to the highly successful 'G99' which took place last September.
In addition to special guests, memorabilia, competitions and rare videofootage, the key event of the convention will be a performance of 'The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway'. The music will be performed by ReGenesis, the UKs best known tribute band, augmented with an ambitious and innovative visual show utilising the state of the art multimedia technology, a huge light show and costumes.
This will be the first time that 'The Lamb' has been performed in it'sentirety in the UK for 25 years, and I am sure it would be of interest to any progressive music fan. You can find out more at the following URL:
Doug Melbourne (Keyboards, ReGenesis)
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