Aug 10 2017

1965 Masters Apprentices To Reunite For Melbourne Show

Three 1960s members of The Masters Apprentices will reunite for a show in Melbourne in September.


Founders Mick Bower (guitarist /founder and principal composer) and Brian Vaughton (drums) as well as Rick Harrison (guitarist) who joined in 1967, will perform as The Masters Apprentices at the Corner Hotel in Richmond on 1 September.

This will be the first time Bower and Vaughton have performed together in 50 years. The pair played on the debut record ‘Undecided’ and the follow-up ‘Buried and Dead’ but Vaughton had departed for the third record “Living In A Childs Dream’.

Harrison was Bowers replacement but only stayed a few months.

The 2017 band will be rounded out with John Bywaters of The Twilights on bass, singer Craig Holden and Jim Keays Band guitarist Rob Pippan.

Jul 03 2017

Steve Winwood To Release His First Solo Live Album

Steve Winwood has gone to his large archive of live shows to select some of his best performances for the new album Winwood: Greatest Hits Live.


The 23-track double-CD/4-LP release will be out on September 1 via Wincraft Records and includes songs for throughout Winwood’s career with the Spencer David Group, Traffic, Blind Faith and his solo years. Each is given a contemporary interpretation channeling R&B, Jazz, Funk, Folk, Classic Rock, Pop, and Afro-Caribbean & Brazilian rhythms with Steve on both his Hammond B3 Organ and guitar.

Steve said “I’m excited about the release because I have recorded every show for many years and so it evoked many memories of the performances and reactions from the fans over the years who have supported me.I suppose it is sort of a tribute to the band members and crew I’ve been fortunate to have with me on the road. The songs were chosen for being the ones most recognized throughout my career which have left an impression and so I hope the record will be a souvenir that brings to mind happy memories of a good time experienced at one of my shows.”

Jul 03 2017

The Doors To Release A Sides and B Sides Package

In the day of the vinyl single, everyone played the a-side of the record because it was normally the radio hit but, on the other side, there was sometimes a throwaway song or even a rarity that never made it onto an album.


Over the last couple of years, it has become popular to take the music of 60’s and 70’s bands and release new hit packages that contain both the A and B side of those singles. On September 15, Rhino will jump on that trend with the release of The Doors: The Singles.

The two-CD set has been divided in an interesting way with the first, 26-track, CD containing the Doors singles from before the death of Jim Morrison with all of the songs with which listeners are familiar.

The second disc starts with Tightrope Ride, the first single from the three man version of the band, minus the late Morrison, album Other Voices. That’s followed by singles released from the various later projects including Full Circle, An American Prayer and the 1983 live album Alive, She Cried. It finishes with four mono radio versions of hits.

Look for The Doors: The Singles in a two-CD set, 2-CDs with the first time ever release of The Best of the Doors on Blu-Ray, and via digital retailers. There will also be a special vinyl box set with all twenty U.S. singles on twenty 7-inch 45’s with original cover art in a flip top box.