Sky - Sky2 (expanded / remastered) CD + DVD

SKU 23-Eclec 22471
In the late 1970s, Sky emerged as sort of a musician's musicians supergroup, consisting of musicians from the classical and (progressive) rock worlds. While they weren't touted as a progressive rock band, they were a progressive rock band in the same way that Flairck were; classcally trained musicians playing interesting rock music. This was their second release, from 1980 and followed the classical / rock /progressive stylings of their first.

"Formed in 1979, Sky brought together the worlds of rock and classical music in a highly successful and inspiring way. Featuring the gifted talents of guitarist JOHN WILLIAMS, percussionist TRISTAN FRY, legendary bass player HERBIE FLOWERS, former Curved Air keyboard player FRANCIS MONKMAN and guitarist KEVIN PEEK, Sky recorded their debut album at Abbey Road studios in the early months of 1979. The band’s self-titled debut reached the UK top ten in May 1979 and went on to achieve Platinum status in the UK and was also a major hit in Europe and Australia. Also a huge live attraction, SKY released this, their second album (a double LP), in April 1980. "SKY 2” was a fine achievement featuring the classic tracks "Hotta”, "Sahara”, "Vivaldi” (a re-working of the Curved Air piece), the epic side-long "Fifo” and the hit single "Toccata” and topped the UK album charts upon its release, becoming Sky’s most commercially successful album.

This Esoteric Recordings edition has been newly re-mastered and includes a DVD featuring all of Sky’s surviving BBC TV appearances in 1980, all previously unreleased on video or DVD – namely the highlight’s of Sky’s concert at Hammersmith Odeon in 1980 as broadcast by the BBC on "Rhythm on Two” and Sky’s performance of "Toccata” on "Top of the Pops” in April 1980."
  • Format TypeNTSC
  • Region CodingAll Region
  • LabelEsoteric
  • UPC5013929457140
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