RSK Entertainment announces the launch of a new international record label, Edifying Records and first signing, Steve Hackett’s classical catalogue.
“We decided on the name of Edifying Records because we intend to release music that will promote intellectual and spiritual improvement” says Head of Labels, Matt Groom. “Our first release will exemplify this beautifully, being reissue of Steve Hackett’s Bay of Kings, which was originally released in 1983 and has been out of print for years now. This was the first of Steve’s classical cross-over albums, and something of a landmark release. We then have the Momentum, Sketches of Satie, and Metamorpheus albums and the live (electric) DVD, Fire And Ice, as well as a newly filmed documentary. We will release limited 180g collector vinyl LPS, as well as CD formats.”
“Everyone is very excited at RSK,” says Joint Managing Director, Simon Carver. “We have not had our own imprint since we were Koch and returning to the label business is really the next step of our development. We are now an international business and very much involved in wider rights management and Edifying Records will properly realise a rather unique skillset which spans both the classical and rock worlds. In short the label will release thinking persons’ rock-rooted music, which will be both eclectic and compelling.”
“This is a natural development for RSK,” continues Joint Managing Director, Rashmi Patani. “We will release new music as well as reissuing valid and exciting recordings from the past. The label will complement everything we currently represent, while providing what we perceive as a much needed platform. As Simon says, we are all very excited.“
Edifying Records will be distributed worldwide (ex-Japan) via RSK’s international network of distributors, with Bay of Kings scheduled for July.