From early hits such as 'Agent 00 Soul' and 'S.O.S. (Stop Her On Sight'', through to the worldwide smash 'WAR' and other Motown classics including '25 Miles', Edwin Starr has long held a rightful place among the most popular and celebrated soul artists of his time.
Two Classic Edwin Starr Albums, from 1968 and 1969, Released on One CD. All Tracks have Been Remastered and Packaging Includes a Full Color Slipcase, Rare Photos, Track Annotations, Release Info and Original LP Artwork.
After having recorded Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius (‘Recording of the Month’ in BBC Music), Sir Andrew Davis now turns to two of the composer’s most popular early choral works: Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf and The Banner of Saint George. The recording was made soon after a successful performance, featuring the same ‘excellent Bergen Philharmonic’ and ‘outstanding’ vocal forces: the ‘imposing’ baritone Alan Opie, the ‘high, incisive tenor’ Barry Banks, singing ‘fearlessly in some quite challenging passages’, and the American soprano Emily Birsan, who sang ‘with radiant delicacy’ (The Daily Telegraph).
Gomer Edwin Evans (born September 1947 in Cardiff, Wales) is a Welsh musician and composer who now lives in Lübeck in Germany. He plays classical guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, piano accordion, synthesizer, bass guitar, harmonica and flute. Evans studied classical guitar and music theory at the Cardiff College of Music at Cardiff Castle (modern Welsh College of Music & Drama). At 19, Evans started professionally as a musician and composer to work. He first worked as a studio musician. This meant for him to play every day, the music of other people. This work was worth while for him financially frustrated him but also because he’s not been able to play his own music…