Special Limited Deluxe Collector s Edition / 1st Time on CD / Fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology / 16 page full colour booklet 4,000 word essay, enhanced artwork, memorabilia & rare photos IN THE world of hard rock and AOR certain artists have taken on a mythological status, a degree of reverence that totally outweighs their commercial popularity. It is a world that quite rightly, often rejects the mainstream and instead tends to focus on artistic class and quality as the only measure of importance. Roadmaster were one such band; a group that has, over the years, garnered huge critical appraisal but failed to sell vast quantities of records. Sweet Music was Roadmaster s second album, a record that was originally issued in 1978 on the Mercury label, and has regarded as arguably the high point of their career. Certainly, the album is amongst the top pomp rock albums of all time, rubbing shoulders with the likes of similar work by Styx, Starcastle, Kansas and Trillion; the epitome of melodic AOR, with a touch of progressive rock thrown in for good measure. Formed in the comparatively laid back environs of Indianapolis and featuring Steven McNally s totally unique vocals, Rick Benick s blazing guitar work and Michael Read s dazzling keyboard flourishes, Sweet Music pushes the pomp rock boundaries to the outer limits of the solar system. One listen to tracks such as It Doesn t Mean A Thing , Been Gone To Long , Higher Higher and the anthemic climax of the title track will have you hooked for life.