Darren posted on Thursday, 05 October, 2006 - 10:52 pm
I have just found this site and like a lot of the entries I have read it takes me way way back to the early 80's when SKY was the only band for me.
I play drums and keyboards and we did two of the SKY tracks at a school concert as my music teacher was also into SKY and Rick Wakeman etc.
Anyway, I have ALL of the SKY CD's and sheet music for the first three albums. I am about to scan all of the sheet music into .tif files so I will be able to pass it on to other SKY fans.
I have also got the two DVD's and they are well worth the money.
Finally I have seen the BAND 3 times and have spoken to Herbbie, Tristen and Kevin (but all a very long time ago now!)...
I play there music at least once a week and have introduced them to many of my younger friends who find the music both exciting and "real".
Speak to you soon.
Bill_d posted on Saturday, 07 October, 2006 - 09:00 pm
I consider myself lucky that I was into SKY from the beginning so I got all the albums. (Only over got the 'Dies Irae' 12" single so I am still missing a couple of tracks.)
BTW, I am going to be off-line until 17th Oct., in Australia. Any CDs I should look for out there?
Chris posted on Sunday, 08 October, 2006 - 09:21 pm
You might wanna look out for the Australian DVD release of the Bremen gig, as it has a better cover (much more like the first album cover) and I suspect that the onscreen menu might be better. If you did pick up a spare copy, I'd be interested.
(And don't forget to pop into the Alexendria Library - if you're near Perth - and try to make off with their VHS copies of the 1980 Hammy Odeon gig. We'll all chip in for copies, I suspect, or help you out with the bail if you get caught!)
Have a nice time...
Richard posted on Monday, 09 October, 2006 - 08:42 pm
I bought the Aussie Bremen gig DVD on eBay and am currently awaiting delivery (I only paid for surface mail as I'm not in a rush, so it'll take quite some time).
Rest assured that I will make any appropriate comments on the relevant page in due course. :-)
Here's a copy currently on sale - I think they have at least one copy available at any given time :
Chris posted on Tuesday, 10 October, 2006 - 11:51 am
Thanks for that, Richard. The Aus DVD cover is certainly better (both front and back) than the UK version. Even using the'proper' sky logo and not the squared-off one that QL used. I certainly intend adding it to my collection, then maybe giving the QL one away. (Maybe there's still hope that the Hammy Odeon gig will see the light of day - especially if we have an Australian company that is willing to release sky material...)
Tony posted on Wednesday, 11 October, 2006 - 10:05 am
Hi Darren, Reading about your playing SKY tracks at school in the 1980s brought back happy memories - I "play" guitar and along with some schoolfriends, tried to play Toccata and Carillon(...but soon decided to stick playing to the Shadows & Ventures songs instead!) - Which tracks did you play? I saw them on their SKY 3 tour but it was only in the last few years that I really begun to appreciate them. Since turning 40, I've rediscovered SKY and managed to acquire most of their material (but you are very lucky to have it all on CD - especially "Great Balloon Race"!)