Category: NEW ENGLAND

NEW ENGLAND – The New England Archives Box [Hear No Evil 5-CD Set] (2019)

One of the most influential bands from the late Seventies, NEW ENGLAND were way ahead of their time. Despite their lack of commercial success, their slim volume of work with 3 albums – New England (1978), Explorer Suite (1980) and Walking Wild (1981) – staked out a sizeable chunk of popular music territory that unfortunately did not ultimately translate into sales.
Thankfully New England did leave behind plenty of recordings, outtakes, demos, and unreleased songs, now collected by HNE / Cherry Red Records here for the very first time on “The New England Archives Box Volume 1”.
We have no less than 5 CD’s here, and the sound quality is very, very good.

JOHN FANNON (New England) – Saved All The Pieces +2 Unreleased

New England was one of the seminal guitar-driven pomp AOR acts from the US scene, however, to my ears they were heavily influenced by the British invasion, especially lead singer / guitarist JOHN FANNON vocal style. After the band break-up, Fannon remained in the music industry playing, composing & producing for others, and occasionally releasing solo material. “Saved All The...

UNDER FIRE – Under Fire [2CD remastered Expanded Edition +8] (2019)

UNDER FIRE‘s sole release is something of a lost AOR / Melodic Rock cult classic, and the making of what might have been a super-group for the genre. Finally, their self-titled album gets a proper remastered release, and including a second CD featuring eight unreleased bonus tracks. The band was originally put together when New England / Alcatrazz keyboard player...

NEW ENGLAND – Walking Wild [Japan miniLP Remastered] *Exclusive*

And here’s another request, the Japanese cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue of NEW ENGLAND‘s third – and widely criminally ignored album – “Walking Wild”, the only digitally remastered version available. Still pompy yet with an updated, more melodious rocking sound according to the first half of ’80s, “Walking Wild” is just another very good New England effort, often eclipsed by...

NEW ENGLAND – New England [Japan Air Mail Archive miniLP Remastered] Out Of Print

As requested, here’s the hard to find, out of print Japanese reissue of NEW ENGLAND self-titled debut album “New England” remastered by specialized label Japan Air Mail Archive released in a miniLP CD format replicating the original vinyl artwork. As far I know, this is the only remastered version of this essential, seminal Pomp AOR record. New England get noticed...

NEW ENGLAND – Explorer Suite [Rock Candy remaster]

Another remaster by Rock Candy Records fans were waiting for it’s the sophomore effort by the Boston-based super pompsters NEW ENGLAND: “Explorer Suite“.Produced by Mike Stone, who also worked with Queen, Journey and Asia, “Explorer Suite” is a very large-sounding work by a band that deserved to be as popular as Stone’s other clients. To the pomp of the debut...

HOUSTON – Truth Slips EP + Singles + Cover Versions

After the recent, awesome new album by Swedish AOR wonders HOUSTON some of you asked for the band’s rare “Truth Slips [EP]”, presented here on the blog at the time of its release, which now seems to be unavailable at retail stores. Additionally, we have compiled a bunch of rarities; a single edit, a B-side, a non album track, all...

HIRSH GARDNER – Wasteland For Broken Hearts [remastered 2017]

HIRSH GARDNER – Wasteland For Broken Hearts [remastered 2017]

The new HIRSH GARDNER album My Brain Needs A Holiday will be released as well in a Limited Deluxe Edition 2-CD pack including his first long out of print solo album “Wasteland For Broken Hearts“, freshly remastered for the first time. For fans of pomp AOR arena rockers New England who wanted and needed more from John Fannon, Gary Shea,...

HIRSH GARDNER (New England) – My Brain Needs A Holiday (2017)

HIRSH GARDNER (New England) – My Brain Needs A Holiday (2017)

Renowned New England drummer HIRSH GARDNER is back with a new solo album (after many years working for others) titled “My Brain Needs A Holiday” to be released in September. It’s a fabulously varied record filled with uplifting, catchy and melodic rock music. Best known as the drummer for classic American melodic rock / pomp AOR cult band New England...