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Sky / The Studio Albums 1979-1987

All the albums • Remastered • Bonus DVD

Esoteric will next month issue The Studio Recordings 1979-1987 an eight-disc box set collecting the work of classical rock ‘supergroup’ Sky.

The band were formed in 1979 and featured the talents of guitarist John Williams, percussionist Tristan Fry, legendary bass player Herbie Flowers, Curved Air founder Francis Monkman (on keyboards – later replaced by Steve Gray) and guitarist Kevin Peek.

This clamshell box set contains all seven studio albums issued over a nine-year period with all audio remastered from the original master tapes.

In addition to the audio, this set also includes Sky – Live in Nottingham 1990, a DVD (NTSC, region free) of a performance recorded for Central Television on 24 June 1990. This footage has been restored and features a couple of un-broadcast performances (Toccata and Tuba Smarties).

The Studio Recordings 1979-1987 will be released on 30 March 2018.

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DISC ONE: CD
SKY
RELEASED IN MAY 1979
1. WESTWAY
2. CARILLON
3. DANZA
4. GYMNOPEDLE NO. 1
5. CANNONBALL
6. WHERE OPPOSITES MEET

DISC TWO: CD
SKY 2
RELEASED IN APRIL 1980
1. HOTTA
2. DANCE OF THE LITTLE FAIRIES
3. SAHARA
4. FIFO – a. FIFO b. ADAGIO c. SCHERZO d. WATCHING THE AEROPLANES
5. TUBA SMARTIES
6. BALLET-VOLTA
7. GAVOTTE & VARIATIONS
8. ADANTE
9. TRISTAN’S MAGIC GARDEN
10. EL CIELO
11. VIVALDI
12. SCIPIO
13. TOCCATA

DISC THREE: CD
SKY 3
RELEASED IN MARCH 1981
1. THE GRACE
2. CHIROPODIE 1
3. WESTWIND
4. SARABANDE
5. CONNECTING ROOMS
6. MOONROOF
7. SISTER ROSE
8. HELLO
9. DANCE OF THE BIG FAIRIES
10. MEHECCO
11. KEEP ME SAFE AND KEEP ME WARM, SHELTER ME FROM DARKNESS

DISC FOUR: CD
SKY 4: FORTHCOMING
RELEASED IN APRIL 1982
1. MASQUERADE
2. RIDE OF THE VALKYRIES
3. MARCH TO THE SCAFFOLD
4. TO YELASTO PEDI
5. WALTZ NO. 2
6. FANTASY
7. MY GISELLE
8. XANGO
9. FANTASIA
10. SKYLARK

DISC FIVE: CD
CADMIUM
RELEASED IN DECEMBER 1983
1. TROIKA
2. FAYRE
3. A GIRL IN WINTER
4. MOTHER RUSSIA
5. TELEX FROM PERU
6. THE BOY FROM DUNDEE 7. NIGHT
8. THEN AND NOW
9. RETURN TO ME
10. SON OF HOTTA

DISC SIX: CD
THE GREAT BALLOON RACE
RELEASED IN APRIL 1985
1. DESPERATE FOR YOUR LOVE 2. ALLEGRO
3. THE LAND
4. PETER’S WEDDING
5. THE GREAT BALLOON RACE 6. THE LADY AND THE IMP
7. CALDANO
8. ROLEYSTONE
9. NIGHT SKY

DISC SEVEN: CD
MOZART
RELEASED IN NOVEMBER 1987
1. THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO: OVERTURE
2. EINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIK: RONDO
3. THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO: NON SO PLU, COSA SON
4. SYMPHONY NO. 34: LAST MOVEMENT
5. THE MAGIC FLUTE: OVERTURE
6. EINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIK: ROMANZA
7. HORN CONCERTO NO. 4 IN EB: RONDO
8. DON GIOVANNI: LA CI DAREM LA MANO
9. A MUSICAL JOKE: PRESTO
10. COME, SWEET MAY (SPRING SONG)
11. RONDO ALLA TURKA: RONDO

DISC EIGHT: DVD
LIVE IN NOTTINGHAM 1990
RECORDED FOR CENTRAL TV 24TH JUNE 1990
1. SON OF HOTTA
2. CANNONBALL
3. FOUND
4. REVERIE
5. TOCCATA *
6. MEHEECO
7. WOULD YOU SAY I’M IN LOVE WITH YOU
8. TUBA SMARTIES *
9. PRAELUDIUM
10. HOTTA
* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

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