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CBS This Morning Saturday Sessions: Brandi Carlile Performs Songs From Her Latest Album, The Firewatcher’s Daughter


Musician Brandi Carlile has built a huge following since her debut album 10 years ago. Her music covers a lot of ground, including country, rock, pop, and a touch of folk. She’s ably backed by a striking pair of twins whose voices blend perfectly with hers.Her latest album “The Firewatcher’s Daughter” is her highest selling and best reviewed offering yet.

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Bruce Springsteen’s The Ties That Bind: The River Collection Coming December 4, 2015


On the eve of the 35th anniversary of The River comes the long-awaited news that Bruce’s first #1 album will appear as part of a massive box set in time for the holidays. For longtime fans, the big draws will be more than two-and-a-half hours of stunning, multi-camera concert footage from the River tour’s stop in Tempe, Arizona, and 11 previously unreleased studio outtakes.

These elements are part of The Ties That Bind: The River Collection, a multi-disc collection due December 4 that follows in the tradition of Born to Run 30th Anniversary Edition and The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story. Like those box sets, the 4-CD/2-Blu-ray The Ties That Bind gathers remastered audio for the album itself along with never-before-seen concert footage and a Thom Zimny documentary; like The Promise, it also includes previously unreleased studio outtakes from the album sessions. All of these elements will be housed with a coffee table book in a 10″ x 12″ box.


The audio: 52 tracks on four CDs, including the original The River double album (CDs 1 & 2); the first official release of 1979’s The River: Single Album (CD 3); and a disc of 22 studio outtakes from 1979/80 (CD 4), half of which are previously unreleased.

The video: Two Blu-ray discs featuring a newly edited film of never-released, multi-camera footage from Springsteen’s famed November 5, 1980 show in Arizona — a particularly intense performance, the day after Ronald Reagan was elected president — with a running time of 2:40; rare tour rehearsal footage of five songs; and a new 60-minute documentary about The River, titled The Ties That Bind.

The set comes with a 148-page coffee table book picturing pages from Springsteen’s notebooks, River-era memorabilia, and 200 rare or previously unseen photos, both studio and live, from photographers including Joel Bernstein, David Gahr, Jim Marchese, and Frank Stefanko. Text includes an updated Songs essay from Springsteen and a new essay by Mikal Gilmore, who describes The River as “pivotal… [the] hinge between the ambitious commotions that had preceded it and the more succinct musical riots, and sometimes terrifying storytelling, that followed.”

Click HERE for further details.

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Google Releases YouTube Music App For iOS

Google has released its new YouTube Music app for iOS in the U.S. App Store, following the company’s announcement last month that it would arrive following the debut of its new YouTube Red subscription service. YouTube Music is focused on allowing users to watch and listen to the entire catalog of music videos available on YouTube, with discovery features that allow users to tap on tracks they love and explore from there. Users can listen to music online for free, with ads, while YouTube Red subscribers get the ability to watch ad-free videos and listen to music offline, in the background, or without having to load the video. Users will automatically receive a free fourteen-day trial of YouTube Red upon signing into the YouTube Music app.

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Sia To Release New Album This Is Acting On January 29, 2016


Singer/songwriter/producer/massive hitmaker Sia announced that her album This Is Acting will be released everywhere on January 29, 2016 (Monkey Puzzle Records/RCA Records). Sia revealed cover art and album release date for This Is Acting via her new Instagram account earlier this week. In celebration of her album pre-order going live, Sia premieres her video for “Alive” on Vevo. Fans who pre-order This Is Acting will receive “Alive” and new track “Bird Set Free” instantly. Click HERE to watch the video for “Alive.” Click HERE to listen to “Bird Set Free.” Sia will be performing “Alive” and “Bird Set Free” on “Saturday Night Live” on November 7th.

The video for “Alive” stars 9 year old child actress/dancer Mahiro Takano and was filmed in Chiba, Japan. The video was directed by Sia and Daniel Askill, the same creative team behind the videos for “Chandelier,” “Elastic Heart” and “Big Girls Cry.”

In addition to Jessie Shatkin who produced “Alive,” Sia also worked with longtime collaborator/producer Greg Kurstin on This Is Acting. “Alive,” the album’s first single was written by Sia, Adele and Tobias Jesso, Jr. and was produced by Jesse Shatkin, who also co-wrote and co-produced Sia’s massive four-time Grammy nominated “Chandelier.”

Sia released her #1 charting, critically-acclaimed, and gold-certified album 1000 Forms of Fear (Monkey Puzzle Records/RCA Records) last year in July, which features her massive breakthrough singles “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart.” The groundbreaking video for “Chandelier” has enjoyed an unprecedented 965 million views and its follow-up video “Elastic Heart” with over 436 million views.

An astonishingly creative and uncompromising performer, Sia is also a highly prolific hit maker and songwriter, having penned several hit singles over the last few years for others. She has crafted songs for pop icons including Rihanna (“Diamonds”), Katy Perry (“Double Rainbow”), Britney Spears (“Perfume”), Kelly Clarkson (“Invincible”), Carly Rae Jepsen (“Making the Most of the Night”), Beyoncé (“Pretty Hurts”) and Celine Dion (“Love Me Back To Life”), and many more. Sia has also been the featured vocalist on some of the most massive hits she has written for others including “Titanium” with David Guetta, “Beautiful Pain” with Eminem, and “Wild Ones” with Flo Rida. Additionally, Sia was nominated for a Golden Globe last year for the song “Opportunity” from the 2014 adaptation of the Broadway musical “Annie.”

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Dark Hall Mansion To Release Beatles Pepperland Print By Marq Spusta On October 27, 2015

Dark Hall Mansion is honored to reveal a piece over a year in the making, their officially licensed Beatles limited edition print, “Pepperland,” by contemporary artist, Marq Spusta, on sale next Tuesday, October 27th, 2015!

Dark Hall Mansion, working with Apple Corps Ltd and Bravado International, their North American licensing agent, will release Marq Spusta’s amazing journey into the very heart of the Beatles’ world. This gorgeous and meticulously illustrated piece has taken artist Marq Spusta over a year to complete on and off, and its tone radiates as much about beauty, art, and love as does the brilliance that is the Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine.” Let your eyes feast on the beautifully detailed minutiae that not only recognizes beloved characters, elements and moments but the creative wonder and beauty that is this masterpiece of a movie. Marq’s lovely composition elegantly brings forth the surreal to reflect on our very real world, and as with the Beatles’ music, we’re all that much better for it.

DHM’s officially licensed Beatles Marq Spusta “Pepperland” limited edition Standard print measures 36″ x 24,” Marq’s largest piece ever, is a 10-color screen print, hand numbered, with all editions artist-signed by Marq Spusta himself, and limited to a worldwide run of 455 pieces at $90. Marq’s Gold Variant edition “Pepperland” is a 36″ x 24″ 10-color screen print on a golden paper stock personally chosen by Marq, hand numbered, and artist-signed, this edition limited to only 150 pieces worldwide at $125. The select Foil edition “Pepperland” measures 36″ x 24,” is a 9-color screen print, on foil stock, also hand numbered and artist-signed, and limited to only 30 editions worldwide at $195.


Pepperland 36″ x 24″  Standard edition of 455: $90


Pepperland  36″ x 24″  Variant edition of  150: $125

Pepperland  36″ x 24″  Select Foil edition of 30: $195

All editions are screen printed, hand numbered, and personally signed by artist Marq Spusta. All editions go on sale next Tuesday, Oct 27th, 2015 at 9:30 AM PST on Dark Hall Mansion dedicated Store page at:

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Adele 25 To Be Released On November 20, 2015


After waiting four years, we will finally have a new Adele album this year. 25, the follow-up to the British singer’s blockbuster 2011 album 21, will be released on November 20, 2015. Thankfully, we won’t have to wait that long to sample it. Adele’s first single from 25, “Hello,” will be available for purchase and streaming today with the music video dropping that same day.

The tracklist is as follows:

1. Hello
2. Send My Love (To Your New Lover)
3. I Miss You
4. When We Were Young
5. Remedy
6. Water Under The Bridge
7. River Lea
8. Love In The Dark
9. Million Years Ago
10. All I Ask
11. Sweetest Devotion

A deluxe version of 25, available exclusively at Target, will include three bonus tracks: “Can’t Let Go,” “Lay Me Down” and “Why Do You Love Me.”

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MONDO Celebrates Future Day With Back To The Future Posters & The Full Trilogy Score On Vinyl

Future Day is upon us! We’ve been counting down to 10/21/2015 since Back to the Future Part 2 was released in 1989 and the time has finally come. To celebrate this momentous occasion, tomorrow MONDO will be releasing the complete trilogy score on vinyl in two versions along with two awesome posters from James Flames & Matt Taylor.

The posters will go on sale at a random time tomorrow and the vinyl releases will hit the site at 12PM CST. Please note that the vinyl box set designed by DKNG is limited to 2,000 copies (only one-per-person) & the individual records designed by Matt Taylor are open editions. Please follow MONDO on Twitter for the on sale announcement. Posters will be available online at a random time on ‘Future Day’ Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Vinyl box set & individual records will be available at 12PM CST.


Back to the Future by James Flames. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 325. $45 

Back to the Future (Variant) by James Flames. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 175. $65


Back to the Future Part III by Matt Taylor. 36″x20″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 325.$50 


Back to the Future Part III (Variant) by Matt Taylor. 36″x20″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 175. $75 


Back To The Future – Original Score 2XLP (Pre-Order). Composed and Conducted by Alan Silvestri. Artwork by Matt Taylor. Mondo web exclusive version pressed on Clear 180 Gram Vinyl with Electric Blue splatter. Also available on 180 Gram Black Vinyl. Ships Worldwide. All Back To The Future Vinyl Pre-Orders ship in February 2016. $35


Back To The Future Part II – Original Score 2XLP (Pre-Order). Composed and Conducted by Alan Silvestri. Artwork by Matt Taylor. Mondo web exclusive version pressed on Clear 180 Gram Vinyl with Electric Blue splatter. Also available on 180 Gram Black Vinyl. Ships Worldwide. All Back To The Future Vinyl Pre-Orders ship in February 2016. $35


Back To The Future Part III – Original Score 2XLP (Pre-Order). Composed and Conducted by Alan Silvestri. Artwork by Matt Taylor. Mondo web exclusive version pressed on Clear 180 Gram Vinyl with Electric Blue splatter. Also available on 180 Gram Black Vinyl Ships Worldwide. All Back To The Future Vinyl Pre-Orders ship in February 2016. $35


Back To The Future Trilogy – Complete Original Score 6XLP (Pre-Order). Composed and Conducted by Alan Silvestri. Artwork by DKNG Studios. Pressed on 180 Gram Radiation Suit Yellow (Discs 1 & 2), 180 Gram Hoverboard Pink (Discs 3 & 4) and 180 Gram Wild West Brown (Discs 5 & 6) Vinyl. Limited to 2,000 copies. Contains exclusive liner notes by Bob Gale. Limit 1 per customer – all orders containing more than 1 will be subject to cancellation. All Back To The Future Vinyl Pre-Orders ship in February 2016. $105

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MONDO Announces Back To The Future Trilogy 6-LP Box Set


It’s 2015 and we have hover boards and now we finally have the full trilogy score for Back to the Future available for the first time! Mondo is thrilled to unveil a 6-LP vinyl box set for the Back to the Future trilogy as well as individual releases of one of the most celebrated film scores of all time with music fully restored from original master recordings under the supervision of composer Alan Silvestri. This marks the first time the score has ever been made available in a box set in any format, the first time the original film score has been available on vinyl and includes never-before-released tracks from the sequels.

The collectible packaging for the box set was designed by DKNG studios, creatively highlighting the DeLorean’s iconic fire trails in each film’s setting. The individual albums were designed by artist Matt Taylor from his previously released screen prints for the first two films and an upcoming print for the third film, all set for sale on the Future Date of 10/21/2015 at

Screenwriter Bob Gale contributed exclusive liner notes for the box set and here is an excerpt about producer Steven Spielberg’s first encounter with Silvestri’s score, “I remember sitting in Universal’s Hitchcock Theater with Bob Zemeckis next to me, and Steven Spielberg next to Bob. Steven had not attended any of our scoring sessions and had always been a tad uncertain as to whether Alan was capable of doing the type of score Steven believed we needed. He didn’t realize that some of Al’s score had been laid in for this screening. During the Clock Tower sequence he leaned over to Bob and said, ‘now, this is what your score should sound like.’ Bob smiled and replied, ‘that is our score, Steven.’ Thus, Steven Spielberg immediately became an Alan Silvestri fan.”

Below please find the product details for the box set and each individual album as well as the track listing.

Back To The Future Trilogy Box Set

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– All music Composed and Conducted by Alan Silvestri
– Artwork by DKNG Studios
– The complete soundtrack to all three films
– Each film’s soundtrack is contained in a deluxe gatefold jacket with artwork unique to the box set, housed in a hardshell slipcase
– 6XLPs all pressed on 180 Gram colored Vinyl
– Featuring exclusive liner notes by screenwriter Bob Gale
– Limited Edition
– $105

Back To The Future

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– Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
– Composed and Conducted by Alan Silvestri
– Artwork by Matt Taylor
– 2XLP Pressed on 180 Gram Colored Vinyl
– The complete original score to the time travel masterpiece available on vinyl for the first time ever.

Back To The Future Original Score – Composed & Conducted by Alan Silvestri

Side A

01. Logo (0:24)
02. DeLorean Reveal (0:49)
03. Einstein Disintegrated (1:25)
04. ’85 Twin Pines Mall (4:45)
05. Peabody Barn / Marty Ditches DeLorean (3:13)
06. ’55 Town Square (1:21)
07. Lorraine’s Bedroom (0:49)

Side B

08. Retrieve DeLorean (1:17)
09. 1.21 Jigowatts (1:40)
10. The Picture (1:09)
11. Picture Fades (0:20)
12. Skateboard Chase (1:41)
13. Marty’s Letter (1:21)
14. George to the Rescue, Part 1 (0:53)
15. Marvin Be-Bop (source cue) (2:28)
16. George to the Rescue, Part 2 (2:37)

Side C

17. Tension / The Kiss (1:36)
18. Goodnight Marty (Source Cue) (1:33)
19. It’s Been Educational / Clocktower (10:33)

Side D

20. Helicopter (0:21)
21. ’85 Lone Pine Mall (3:49)
22. 4×4 (0:43)
23. Doc Returns (1:16)
24. Back to the Future (End Credits) (3:19)

Back To The Future Part II

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– Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
– Composed and Conducted by Alan Silvestri
– Artwork by Matt Taylor
– 2XLP Pressed on 180 Gram Colored Vinyl
– The complete original score, available for the first time ever, featuring over 20 minutes of previously unreleased cues.

Back To The Future Part II Original Score – Composed & Conducted by Alan Silvestri

Side A

01. Back To Back / It’s Your Kids  (2:38)
02. Main Title (Extended Version) (3:19)
03. The Future (5:23)
04. Chicken / Hoverboard Chase (3:12)                                                  

Side B

05. A Flying DeLorean? (4:29)
06. I’m In The Future / Biff Steals DeLorean (2:12)
07. Chicken Needles / Jenn Sees Jenn (2:55)
08. Biff’s World / 27th Floor (2:08)
09. My Father (2:04)
10. “Alternate 1985” (3:04)

Side C

11. Gray’s Sports Almanac / If They Ever Did (4:26)
12. Something Inconspicuous (1:33)
13. You’ll Never Lose / Old New DeLorean (3:18)
14. Pair O’ Docs (1:26)
15. The Book (4:49)

Side D

16. Nobody / Tunnel Chase (5:45)
17. Burn The Book (2:24)
18. He’s Gone (0:41)
19. Western Union (1:52)
20. I’m Back / End Logo (0:59)
21. The West (0:57)
22. End Credits (4:38)

Back To The Future Part III


– Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
– Composed and Conducted by Alan Silvestri
– Artwork by Matt Taylor
– 2XLP Pressed on 180 Gram Colored Vinyl
– The complete original score, available for the first time ever, featuring over 20 minutes of previously unreleased cues.

Back To The Future Part III Original Score – Composed & Conducted by Alan Silvestr

Side A

1. Back To Back / Court House (1:24)
2. Main Title (2:43)
3. Into The Mine / Tombstone (3:17)
4. Warmed Up (1:30)
5. Indians (Film Version) (1:09)
6. Safe And Sound (0:42)
7. Hill Valley (2:18)
8. The Hanging (1:42)
9. We’re Out Of Gas (1:17)

Side B

10. There Is No Bridge / Doc to the Rescue (1:25)
11. At First Sight (3:19)
12. Yellow (0:45)
13. The Kiss (1:55)
14. You Talkin’ To Me? (0:35)
15. The Future Isn’t Written (3:37)
16. Goodbye Clara (3:03)
17. What’s Up Doc / Marty Gallops / To The Future (1:44)

Side C

18. Wake Up Juice (1:12)
19. Callin’ You Out / Count Off (1:56)
20. The Showdown / The Kick (2:12)
21. A Science Experiment? (The Train – Part I) (3:12)
22. It’s Clara (The Train – Part II) (4:36)
23. Point of No Return (The Train – Part III) (3:49)

Side D

24. It’s Destroyed / Back To The Girlfriend / It Erased (3:39)
25. Doc Returns (2:55)
26. End Credits (4:08)
27. Doubleback (Extended Version) (3:11

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Verve Records & Walt Disney Records Announce Track Listing For Compilation Album We Love Disney Due October 30, 2015


Verve Records and Walt Disney Records have announced the 12 artists who are included on the upcoming compilation album We Love Disney, which will be released on October 30th. The album features the hottest artists from across the pop, rock, R&B, and country worlds delivering their own unique interpretations of classic Disney songs. We Love Disney was produced by multi-platinum, 16-time Grammy® Award-winning producer and Verve Music Group Chairman David Foster.

The album features singer-songwriter NE-YO on the Oscar and a Golden Globe Award-winning song “Friend Like Me,” from 1992’s Aladdin; British pop singer and songwriter Jessie J on “Part of Your World,” from 1989’s The Little Mermaid; multi-platinum pop/R&B singer/songwriter Jason Derulo on the Oscar and a Golden Globe Award-winning song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight / Nants’ Ingonyama,” from 1994’s The Lion King; multi-platinum solo artist and No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani on the Oscar-nominated song “The Rainbow Connection,” from 1979’s The Muppet Movie; multi-platinum pop singer Ariana Grande on “Zero To Hero,” from 1997’s Hercules; singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko on “In a World of My Own/Very Good Advice” from 1961’s Alice in Wonderland; rock band Fall Out Boy on “I Wan’na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)” from 1967’s The Jungle Book; singer-songwriter and Capitol Records artist Tori Kelly on “Colors of the Wind,” the Oscar, Golden Globe, and Grammy-winning theme song from 1995’s Pocahontas; critically acclaimed country artist Kacey Musgraves on “A Spoonful of Sugar” from 1964’s Mary Poppins; soul/R&B singer and Verve Recording artist Charles Perry on “Ev’rybody Wants To Be a Cat,” from 1970’s The Aristocats; British soul singer Jessie Ware on “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes,” which appears in both the 1950 animated film Cinderella as well as this year’s enchanting adaptation of the classic film directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Lily James; and best-selling country group Rascal Flatts, accompanied by Hollywood Records’ artist-actress Lucy Hale duet on “Let It Go,” the top-selling, Oscar and Grammy-winning song from the 2013 film Frozen. The album also features a rendition of “It’s a Small World” performed by all of the artists.

We Love Disney will be released in several configurations, including as a digital album, a standard CD, a Deluxe CD, on Deluxe Vinyl, and as a picture-disc set. The Deluxe versions feature two bonus tracks from Verve Records’ artists Brenna Whitaker (“It’s Not Easy Being Green” from The Muppet Show) and Yuna (“A Whole New World” from Aladdin). We Love Disney will also be available as a Collector’s Edition Box Set, which includes the digital deluxe album, limited-edition double vinyl, standard-edition double vinyl, limited-edition CD, standard-edition CD, limited-edition double-picture disc, four numbered lithographs, a DVD of “The Magic Behind We Love Disney,” a limited-edition T-shirt featuring a one-time only design, an exclusive tote bag, and a Certificate of Authenticity.

Track Listing

1. Ne-Yo – Friend Like Me 
2. Jessie J – Part Of Your World  
3. Jason Derulo – Can You Feel The Love Tonight 
4. Gwen Stefani – The Rainbow Connection  
5. Ariana Grande – Zero To Hero  
6. Jhené Aiko – In A World Of My Own – Very Good Advice 
7. Fall Out Boy – I Wan’na Be Like You  
8. Tori Kelly – Colors Of The Wind 
9. Kacey Musgraves – A Spoonful Of Sugar  
10. Charles Perry – Everybody Wants To Be A Cat 
11. Jessie Ware – A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes  
12. Rascal Flatts, Lucy Hale – Let It Go 
13. We Love Disney Artists – It’s A Small World  
14. Brenna Whitaker – Bein’ Green  
15. Yuna – A Whole New World

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Sony Classical to Release Ultimate Editions of Original Star Wars Soundtracks On January 8, 2016


The sweeping, dazzling music that fueled Star Wars will be reissued by Sony Classical in three new, definitive editions — Star Wars: The Ultimate Vinyl Collection, Star Wars: The Ultimate Soundtrack Edition, and Star Wars: The Ultimate Digital Collection. All composed by John Williams, these unique collector’s sets will be released worldwide January 8, 2016.

– Star Wars: The Ultimate Vinyl Collection includes each of the six film soundtracks in deluxe gatefold sleeves faithfully replicating the original artwork.
– Star Wars: The Ultimate Soundtrack Edition includes the original six soundtracks in mini-album jackets, plus a bonus CD featuring audio interviews with Harrison Ford and John Williams. Also included is the DVD Star Wars: A Musical Journey, a one-hour special highlighting select musical themes alongside key sequences from the films. Rounding out the set are a fold-out poster and three collectible stickers.
– Star Wars: The Ultimate Digital Collection features a bundle of the six original soundtracks available for the first time as high-definition downloads.

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