ANOTHER FALLEN ANGEL

Allan Holdsworth and I first met on the North of England music circuit when I was 16 years old; I didn't know back then that he would become the world's greatest living guitarist - arguably the greatest jazz guitarist in the history of the genre.  I have lost an old friend and colleague, but the world has lost a music legend.  RIP Allan.

WASHINGTON DC ADDED

The "Fallen Angels Tour" will now visit Washington DC - technically Vienna, Virginia - to conclude this string of East Coast gigs. See the Live page.

QUEBEC, CHICAGO, BOSTON - CONFIRMED

See the 'Live' page for the latest confirmed dates for the Jobson-Bonilla "Fallen Angels Tour" - a tribute to John Wetton and Keith Emerson
 
Full Zealots members will receive all VIP privileges at no additional cost and should buy regular-priced tickets.

CONCERTS ANNOUNCED

Though I was planning a somewhat reclusive year, it may come as a surprise to many of you that I have decided to play a handful of concerts in late April and early May.  Marc Bonilla and I will pay tribute to our two longtime musical partners, John Wetton and Keith Emerson, with an intimate semi-acoustic duo performance of some of the music associated with John and Keith - songs from UK, Crimson and ELP performed with a single keyboard, voice and acoustic guitar.  A quiet and moving evening of respect.  I hope you will join us.
 
So far, we will be playing in London, Amsterdam (Zoetermeer), Québec, Chicago, New York and Philadelphia, with a few more dates to be added, including one or two West Coast cities.  I haven't decided on Japan at this time.
 
Exact dates will be announced as they are confirmed.
 
For those of you not fully familiar with Marc, he was the lead singer and guitarist of the Keith Emerson Band, as well as being Keith's best friend and longtime music collaborator and co-producer.  He was also a one-time guest of my U-Z Project.
 
All tickets should be bought directly from the venues' ticket sites.  Full members of the Lounge should only purchase regular tickets, not VIP tickets, as VIP privileges such as soundcheck and meet-and-greet access will be free to all Lounge members.  The Zealots List will be at the door or box office of every venue, so plan to show up early (usually around 5:30pm) for a pre-show gathering.

UK BOX SETS

Due to continuingly high demand, we have recently completed the manufacturing of additional "Ultimate Collectors' Edition" box sets and they have now been delivered to Amazon and other retail and import outlets worldwide.  Please note, the box sets will no longer be available from the Zealots Lounge except to Full and Lifetime members, so please order from Amazon, Disk Union, Burning Shed etc.  
 
One other note: we have changed the design of the disc-holders going forward as the first batch of disc-holders had a tendency to warp, and the CD hubs occasionally caused discs to crack when inserted or removed.  Please contact the Lounge (zealotslounge @ eddiejobson.com) if you have had problems with disc damage from the early disc-holders.
 
Thanks again for all of the terrific comments and reviews regarding the packaging, the book, and the audio quality of the collection; if you are so inspired, please feel free to add to the positive reviews on Amazon to counterbalance the few 1-star trolls who unfairly denigrate all of the hard work, in some cases, prior to the product even being released.  Help me fight back against these deleterious people.
 
Meanwhile, I am still trying to finish up editing the twenty-one Z-Funder piano improvisations, as well as helping Marc Bonilla complete the Keith Emerson concert video, after which I shall be 'off the grid' for awhile, working on projects for later in the year.  Until the Lounge springs back to life again, please do stay engaged on the forum and FaceBook page where I shall be occasionally checking in.  
 
Best wishes for 2017, everyone.

ZEALOTS' SHIPMENTS

I am pleased with the terrific responses we have received from the folks who have finally begun to receive their long-awaited UK box sets; almost every review mentions the excellent sound quality of the discs.  As you know, I personally have gone to great lengths to have this audio collection live up to its "Ultimate Collectors' Edition" title, so I am grateful to hear that so many are finding that we have met the standard.  Thank you.
 
Meanwhile at Globe Music, we continue daily to fulfill the many hundreds of Zealots' orders, destined for more than 25 countries, and I fully expect that all current orders will be shipped in the next 2-3 weeks.  To be honest, the demand has been quite overwhelming; three times greater than we anticipated when I began the project.  Though this is obviously a positive thing, it has put quite a strain on our resources.  Regardless, we are currently looking into manufacturing additional box sets to meet the high demand.
 
Though we still can't give individual shipping dates for any particular order, please know that you can contact the store at zealotslounge @ eddiejobson.com if your order has not arrived worldwide by Nov. 24th (U.S. Thanksgiving).  Please don't write to us before then.  This address, however, can be used at any time by folks whose sets may have arrived in unsatisfactory shape, or if there are any missing or cracked discs.  With eighteen discs in every set, and thousands of sets, this can happen.
 
Enjoy the collection.

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