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Rhino Turns Chrysalis Acts Up Live and Loud! Deluxe Sets Coming From Ten Years After, Robin Trower, UFO

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Ten Years After - Recorded LiveJust a couple of months back, on July 1, Warner Music Group announced that it had completed the acquisition of the Parlophone Label Group from Universal Music Group. The transaction was set in motion as a result of the break-up of EMI, and with its completion, WMG now holds not only the Parlophone label itself but the Chrysalis/Ensign, EMI and Virgin Classics labels. We’ve seen projects already announced from the new Parlophone, including a Matt Monro rarities release due in the U.K. this September. We can now reveal that numerous Chrysalis titles are also in the pipeline, including Steven Wilson’s remix and reissue of Jethro Tull’s 1970 Benefit, and three more exciting seventies rock reissues from Ten Years After, Robin Trower and UFO.

Ten Years After soared to stardom in America following its smoking performance at Woodstock in August 1969. Over the next five years, the British blues-rockers charted eight Top 40 albums in their native England and earned a sizeable following stateside, as well. Alvin Lee, Chick Churchill, Leo Lyons and Rick Lee released the double-LP Recorded Live in 1973. Captured in European locales including Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris with the Rolling Stones’ mobile truck, Recorded Live preserves Ten Years After at its peak. Originally issued on Chrysalis in the U.K. and on Columbia in the U.S., the classic set is being expanded by Rhino with a full seven previously unissued performances including stabs at Lightnin’ Hopkins “I Woke Up This Morning” and Chuck Berry’s “Sweet Little Sixteen.” The remastered and expanded Recorded Live arrives on October 7 in the United Kingdom and one day later in the United States.

After the jump, you’ll find the scoop on more previously unissued live goodies coming from Robin Trower and UFO! Plus: complete track listings and pre-order links!

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Written by Joe Marchese

September 6, 2013 at 11:35