Band members of The Brotherhood included, from left, Donny Hoskins on drums; Jeff Hanson guitar and vocals; John Hurd on Hammond organ, electric piano and vocals; MJ Coe on flute, guitar and vocals; and Bill Fairbanks on bass guitar piano and vocals. The 1972 album, “Stavia,” is being re-released.
The Carretero said he believes “a legit, nicely done reissue of ‘Stavia’ was something that somebody had to do it, knowing that the original album is very hard to find.”
“There was a previous bootleg vinyl reissue which was atrocious: They eliminated two songs from the original album and added two other tracks from an unrelated band,” Carretero said. “No wonder John Hurd and the band were really heartbroken about this. So when I contacted John about the possibility of doing a legit Vinyl/ CD/Digital reissue, he was delighted with the idea.”
The recording can be obtained by digital and streaming now, but the official LP/CD release date is Jan 26. Pre-orders can be made via www.guerssen.com. People in this country also can order through their exclusive distributor, Forced Exposure, at www.forcedexposure.com.
Meanwhile, 2017 was a big year for Hamilton music.
Among developments this year, Eric Nally recorded a music video in town. And thanks to a music reviewer’s idea, Hamilton was christened Jam!lton.
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