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Jeff Lynne’s ELO Wembley Or Bust Live CD/DVD Concert Film Released On November 17, 2017

Having released an acclaimed new album ‘Alone in the Universe’ in 2015, sold out multiple arena tours, and had an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, Jeff Lynne’s ELO will release a live CD/DVD of their legendary concert at Wembley Stadium in June. Titled ‘Wembley or Bust’ and directed by Paul Dugdale it is out on multiple formats November 17th on Sony Music.

In ‘Wembley or Bust’ we see Jeff and his remarkable musical ensemble filling Wembley Stadium with one of the greatest rock & roll spectacles of all time, complete with bells, whistles and spaceships in front of a 60,000 capacity crowd. As Jeff says himself, ’It’s the best time I ever had in music… It is beyond anything I could have imagined.’

Most importantly, the film includes performances of many of the most beloved songs of our lifetime, from vintage ELO classics like “Mr. Blue Sky,” “Livin’ Thing,” and “Evil Woman” to “Do Ya” from his days with The Move, “Handle With Care” which he recorded with the Traveling Wilburys, right through “When I Was A Boy” from his latest ELO masterpiece, Alone In The Universe.

More popular than ever, Jeff Lynne’s ELO have always been known for their epic live shows and with a distinct style that seamlessly and innovatively blends rock, pop and classical, ELO has had twenty six UK Top 40 singles, making Lynne’s sweeping productions some of the most recognizable music of the last forty years and helping sell over 50 million records worldwide.

Widely agreed upon as one of the greatest record producers in music history, Lynne was a co-founder and member of The Traveling Wilburys together with Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Tom Petty as well as a producer and collaborator with some of the biggest names in music including The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, and, most recently, Bryan Adams.

Tracklisting:

1. Standin’ In The Rain
2. Evil Woman
3. All Over The World
4. Showdown
5. Livin’ Thing
6. Do Ya
7. When I Was A Boy
8. Handle With Care
9. Last Train to London
10. Xanadu
11. Rockaria!
12. Can’t Get It Out Of My Head
13. 10538 Overture
14. Twilight
15. Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
16. Shine A Little Love
17. Wild West Hero
18. Sweet Talkin’ Woman
19. Telephone Line
20. Turn To Stone
21. Don’t Bring Me Down
22. Mr. Blue Sky
23. Roll Over Beethoven

‘Wembley or Bust’ is available on the following formats:

2 CD
2 CD/DVD
2 CD/Blu Ray
Vinyl (3 Discs)

Pre-order HERE.

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Nostalgia: An Evening with Annie Lennox CD + DVD To be Released On May 4, 2015

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Nostalgia: An Evening with Annie Lennox  CD +DVD is scheduled for release on on May 4, 2015.

Shot on January 28, 2015 by director Natalie Johns (Morrissey) at Los Angeles’ art deco Orpheum Theatre, the film captures one of music’s most popular and acclaimed artists in her only full concert performance of the songs from Nostalgia.

Fronting a 19-piece band – including string and horn sections – and unveiling striking lighting and production elements created especially for this special evening, Lennox demonstrates her distinctive vocal and performance talents on an array of American standards, ranging from “Summertime,” “Georgia On My Mind,” “Strange Fruit” and “God Bless The Child” to one of rock’n’roll’s most enduring classics, “I Put A Spell On You.” In addition to its inclusion in the deluxe package, the film can also be purchased on its own in DVD, Blu-ray and digital long form formats at all music retailers and streaming partners.

As she does on her Nostalgia album that spawned this one-of-a-kind concert, the singular approach Lennox brings to these classics enables them to resonate for a 21st Century audience. The artist concludes her extraordinary show with a four-song selection of her own hits performed solo at the piano, including “Here Comes The Rain Again,” “No More I Love You’s,” “Why” and “Sweet Dreams.”

This CD/DVD release provides a truly unique studio and live concert performance that music fans the world over can now experience for themselves.

Track Listing

1. Intro
2. Memphis In June
3. Georgia On My Mind
4. I Put A Spell On You
5. Summertime
6. I Cover The Waterfront
7. Strange Fruit
8. God Bless The Child
9. You Belong To Me
10. September In The Rain
11. I Can Dream, Can’t I?
12. The Nearness Of You
13. Mood Indigo
14. Here Comes The Rain Again
15. No More I Love You’s
16. Why
17. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

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Patton Oswalt’s Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time CD & DVD Due On April 8, 2014

Performing for a packed house at Spreckels Theater in San Diego, comedian Patton Oswalt delivers a blistering stand-up set in his trademark blend of acerbic wit and unabashed silliness. 

His topics range from the future of our nation to daddy/daughter outings gone wrong to the scope of humor in Germany. The combination CD/DVD, Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time will be released on April 8, 2014.

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Bruce Springsteen’s 18th Studio Album, High Hopes Due On January 14, 2014

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Recorded in New Jersey, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Australia and New York City, Bruce’s new album High Hopes marks his 18th studio release and includes his own liner notes detailing the album’s evolution. 

High Hopes finds Bruce in a number of different musical settings, and includes the members of the E Street Band as well as guitarist Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave and The Nightwatchman) and many additional players.

Morello joined Bruce and the E Street Band on tour in Australia in March 2013 (sitting in for Steve Van Zandt), and became, as Bruce says, “my muse, pushing the rest of this project to another level.”  Besides his guitar playing on the album, Morello also duets with Bruce on ”The Ghost of Tom Joad.”  Clarence Clemons, who passed away in 2011, and Danny Federici, who passed away in 2008, also appear on several songs of what Springsteen calls “some of our best unreleased material from the past decade.”

Track Listing:

1. High Hopes – Featuring Tom Morello
2. Harry’s Place – Featuring Tom Morello
3. American Skin (41 Shots) – Featuring Tom Morello
4. Just Like Fire Would (Chris J. Bailey) – Featuring Tom Morello
5. Down In The Hole
6. Heaven’s Wall – Featuring Tom Morello
7. Frankie Fell In Love
8. This Is Your Sword
9. Hunter Of Invisible Game – Featuring Tom Morello
10. The Ghost of Tom Joad – Duet with Tom Morello
11. The Wall
12. Dream Baby Dream (Martin Rev and Alan Vega) – Featuring Tom Morello


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U2 Planning April 2014 Record Release Which Will Be Announced With A Super Bowl Commercial

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U2 are planning an April 2014 release for their new album, which they will announce with a commercial during the Super Bowl.

The Irish rockers worked on the album with producer Danger Mouse at Electric Lady Studios in New York. The band has been working on new material since 2011, when they finished the lengthy world tour that supported their 2009 album, No Line on the Horizon.

Bassist Adam Clayton said in June that the band had recorded an “abundance of riches,” which the musicians have been sifting through to make the strongest record possible. “We could make three or four different records and justify that to ourselves, but to make the best record you can, you have to steer away from the ones you can make easily,” he said then. “We’re really trying to get into territory that we’re not comfortable in.”

Last month, Clayton described the songs as a “bit of a return to U2 of old, but with the maturity, if you like, of the U2 of the last 10 years.” At the time, he said the group had selected 12 tracks and were hoping to complete them by the end of November so they could enjoy Christmas.

The upcoming won’t be the only new music U2 have on the way. On November 29th, Black Friday, the band is putting out a 10-inch single containing the new song “Ordinary Love.” The group recorded the track for the upcoming biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The flipside of the vinyl contains a new version of the No Line track “Breathe.”

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Over The Bridge Of Time: A Paul Simon Retrospective (1964-2011), First Single-CD Collection To Contain Both Simon & Garfunkel Recordings Plus Solo Hit Singles From Paul Simon To Be Released On October 15, 2013

Over The Bridge Of Time: A Paul Simon Retrospective (1964-2011) marks the first single-CD collection ever to contain songs from both the Simon & Garfunkel era and Simon’s post-S&G solo recording career.

The songs are sequenced chronologically, beginning with “The Sound of Silence,” the first single from Simon & Garfunkel to work its way into the collective American psyche in late-1965. “America,” first included on S&G’s 1968 LP Bookends, is forever linked with the closing scene of 1968’s The Graduate, as the two star-crossed lovers run away together at the end of the film.

The Simon & Garfunkel era concludes with four songs from Bridge Over Troubled Water, one of the most celebrated album masterpieces of all time: “The Boxer,” “Cecilia,” “The Only Living Boy In New York,” and of course the momentous title tune, “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”

The Paul Simon solo era was launched in 1972 with a pair of singles that are airplay staples today as much as they were four decades ago, “Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard” and the Hot 100 Top 5 hit, “Mother and Child Reunion” (both from his eponymous debut LP, Paul Simon).  Two of Simon’s most beloved and enduring LPs arrived in the ’70s: There Goes Rhymin’ Simon, the first of several albums that Simon co-produced with the legendary Phil Ramone (1973, with “American Tune”); and Still Crazy After All These Years (1975, winner of Grammy Award for Album of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal, containing Simon’s Hot 100 #1 hit, “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover” and the gospel-tinged title tune).

The ’70s closed with his first compilation LP, Greatest Hits, Etc., which included previously unreleased song, “Slip Slidin’ Away,” a Top 5 hit featuring the country-gospel Oak Ridge Boys vocal quartet. The decade of the ’80s began with One-Trick Pony (1980, associated with the movie in which Simon starred, including the Grammy-nominated Top 10 hit, “Late in the Evening”). The title tune of 1983’s Hearts and Bones album, with its theme of two lovers (“one and one-half wandering Jews”) traveling on the road, harkened back to “America.”

The pivotal Graceland album of 1986, Simon’s first collaboration with the South African group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, was a breakthrough event whose impact on the worldbeat scene reverberates today. Graceland generated 5-times RIAA platinum sales and went on to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.  It is well-represented on Over the Bridge of Time with “Diamonds On the Soles of Her Shoes” and “You Can Call Me Al.”

Graceland had a profound effect on its composer as well, whose ’90s explorations into reggae, worldbeat, Latin music, Cajun/zydeco, and beyond were part of the chemistry of his next album, The Rhythm of the Saints (1990), whose “Spirit Voices” featured vocals by its co-writer, the great Milton Nascimento. The Rhythm of the Saints received Grammy nominations for Album of the Year and Producer of the Year (for Paul Simon).

With much of the next decade devoted to the production of The Capeman, Simon’s 1997 Broadway musical, his next studio album as a solo artist did not arrive until a full ten years after its predecessor. But You’re the One (2000, represented by its opening track, “That’s Where I Belong”), was such a critical and commercial (Top 20) success that it received a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year. With that, Simon became the first artist ever nominated in the category over five consecutive decades (’60s-’70s-’80s-’90s-’00s).

Simon, who celebrated his 70th birthday in 2011, has continued to fascinate and inspire old and new fans alike with his most recent albums. 2006’s Surprise (“Everything About It Is A Love Song”), was recorded in New York, London and Nashville with Brian Eno.

In 2011, Simon released So Beautiful or So What (“Love and Hard Times”) to overwhelming critical acclaim. It is considered one of the best records of Paul Simon’s legendary career, receiving 4 Stars from Rolling Stone Magazine, with the Los Angeles Times proclaiming “So Beautiful or So What, steeped in Afropop and American folk forms, climbs some of the most resplendent summits of Simon’s career.”

Track Listing:

01. The Sound of Silence 
02. America 
03. The Boxer 
04. Cecilia 
05. The Only Living Boy In New York 
06. Bridge Over Troubled Water 
07. Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard 
08. Mother and Child Reunion 
09. American Tune 
10. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover 
11. Still Crazy After All These Years 
12. Slip Slidin’ Away 
13. Late In the Evening 
14. Hearts and Bones 
15. Diamonds On the Soles of Her Shoes 
16. You Can Call Me Al  
17. Spirit Voices 
18. That’s Where I Belong 
19. Everything About It Is a Love Song 
20. Love and Hard Times

Over The Bridge of Time: A Paul Simon Retrospective will be released on October 15, 2013.

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Unplugged: Expanded And Remastered To Be Released On October 15, 2013 – Features Unreleased Music And Previously Unseen Rehearsal Footage

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Eric Clapton was already an acknowledged master of the electric guitar in January 1992 when he traded his signature Stratocaster for an acoustic Martin to record Unplugged. The live album captured the legendary guitarist, backed by a small band, performing acoustic versions of his own songs and several blues standards. Released later that same year, the album was an unqualified blockbuster, selling more than 19 million copies worldwide and earning six Grammy Awards, sweeping the top honors, including Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year.

Reprise Records celebrates Clapton’s electrifying acoustic performances with a new 2-CD/DVD collection that includes a remastered version of the original album along with six unreleased outtakes on two CDs. The DVD features a newly restored version of the concert, as well as more than an hour of previously unseen footage from the rehearsal.

Unplugged: Expanded and Remastered will be available on October 15, 2013 (USA). A 2-CD only version without the DVD will also be available on the same date.

For the original album’s 14 performances, Clapton reinterpreted songs from his rich catalog, including   Layla — completely reimagined as a shuffle — from his time with Derek and the Dominos, Running On Faith and Old Love from 1989’s Journeyman, and the hit single Tears In Heaven, a song he wrote after the passing of his young son Conor the previous year. Much of the album showcases blues songs Clapton grew up listening to, like Bo Diddley’s Before You Accuse Me, Big Bill Broonzy’s Hey Hey, Leadbelly’s Alberta and Robert Johnson’s Malted Milk.

The second disc of Unplugged: Expanded and Remastered includes several songs not on the original album, such as a cover of Big Maceo Merriweather’s Worried Life Blues, an alternate take of Walkin’ Blues and early versions of Circus and My Father’s Eyes — songs that would surface six years later on Clapton’s album Pilgrim.

The DVD included in this collection contains a newly restored version of the original broadcast, which aired August 25, 1992 on MTV. For the first time ever, fans will also have the opportunity to see more than an hour of unreleased footage recorded during the pre-show rehearsal. Filmed from multiple camera angles, it features an intimate look at Clapton and the band working on arrangements and running through 14 songs, including   Circus and My Father’s Eyes, which were not featured in the final broadcast.

CD & DVD Track Listing

01. Signe
02. Before You Accuse Me
03. Hey Hey
04. Tears In Heaven
05. Lonely Stranger
06. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
07. Layla
08. Running On Faith
09. Walkin’ Blues
10. Alberta
11. San Francisco Bay Blues
12. Malted Milk
13. Old Love
14. Rollin’ & Tumblin’

CD Disc Two – Outtakes & Alternates (All Tracks Previously Unreleased)

01. Circus
02. My Father’s Eyes (Take 1)
03. Running On Faith (Take 1)
04. Walkin’ Blues (Take 1)
05. My Father’s Eyes (Take 2)
06. Worried Life Blues

DVD Rehearsal Track List

01. Signe
02. Before You Accuse Me
03. Hey Hey
04. Tears In Heaven
05. Circus
06. Lonely Stranger
07. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
08. Layla
09. My Father’s Eyes
10. Running On Faith
11. Walkin’ Blues
12. Alberta
13. San Francisco Bay Blues
14. Malted Milk

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New Eric Clapton Album ‘Old Sock’ Due On March 12th

Eric Clapton will release a new album, Old Sock, on March 12th, marking the guitar icon’s 21st studio record and first since 2010’s Clapton.

Due on his own Bushbranch label, Old Sock will include two new originals – “Every Little Thing” and “Gotta Get Over” – and versions of 10 of the guitarist’s favorite songs from throughout his life. The LP also includes several guests: blues legend JJ Cale lends backing vocals and guitar on “Angel,” R&B singer Chaka Khan sings back-up on “Get On Over,” Clapton’s old Blind Faith mate Steve Winwood plays organ on “Still Got the Blues” and Paul McCartney plays bass and sings on “All of Me.”

The tracklist finds Clapton covering a myriad of styles from rock and blues (Gary Moore’s “Still Got The Blues” and Leadbelly’s “Goodnight Irene), reggae (Peter Tosh’s “Till Your Well Runs Dry”) and jazz standards (“All of Me,” and George and Ira Gershwin’s “Love Is Here to Stay”).

Track listing: 

1. Further On Down The Road

2. Angel

3. The Folks Who Live On The Hill

4. Gotta Get  Over

5. Till Your Well Runs Dry

6. All Of Me

7. Born To Lose

8. Still Got The Blues

9. Goodnight Irene

10. Your One and Only Man

11. Every Little Thing

12. Our Love Is Here To Stay

If you are heading to Starbucks this coming week, “Angel,” a track from Eric Clapton’s Old Sock, is the free Pick of the Week beginning March 5th.

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Michael Bublé To Release New CD ‘To Be Loved’ On April 23rd

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Michael Bublé’s highly anticipated new studio album “To Be Loved” is scheduled to be released on April 23rd in the US (April l5th internationally), it was announced today by Reprise Records. The first single, “It’s A Beautiful Day”, co-written by Bublé, is scheduled to be released February 25th. “To Be Loved”, Bublé’s sixth studio album follows his “Christmas” CD which sold seven million copies internationally and was the number two biggest selling album of 2011 (after Adele).

“To Be Loved” produced by Bob Rock was recorded in Vancouver and Los Angeles and includes a mix of standards as well as four original songs all co-written by Bublé. “After All” one of the four originals was co-written and performed by fellow Canadian Bryan Adams. The new album also includes hits previously recorded by some of Buble’s musical heroes including the Bee Gees hit “To Love Somebody”, Dean Martin’s “Nevertheless (I’m In Love With You”), the Jackson 5 early ‘70’s smash “Who’s Loving You”, Jackie Wilson’s “To Be Loved” and the Elvis Presley classic “Have I Told You Lately”. Bublé is joined by actress Reese Witherspoon on the classic Frank and Nancy Sinatra duet “Something Stupid”.

 

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