Saturday, 31 May 2014

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Announce 
The Release Of CSNY 1974

The Long Awaited Boxed Set With 40 Live Tracks, All Previously Unreleased, From Their Historic 1974 Summer Tour 40 Years Ago.

Several Versions Will Be Available July 7/8 From CSNY & Rhino, Including Previously Unreleased Concert Footage, And A Limited Edition Set Presented In A Custom Wood Box.
You can pre-order now!

David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, and Neil Young announce the release of CSNY 1974, the long awaited boxed set from their historic 1974 tour will be available July 7/8. The forty (40) previously unreleased tracks recorded forty (40) years ago will be packaged in several formats and configurations and released July 7 in international territories, and July 8 in the United States. The box set includes all 40 tracks, a 188-page booklet of never before seen tour photos, and a bonus DVD of previously unreleased concert footage; the box is available as a 3CD/DVD set or Pure Audio Blu-Ray (192kHz/24-bit)/DVD set.

Long-rumored and highly anticipated, CSNY 1974 captures the band’s one-of-a-kind harmonic alchemy during its remarkable outdoor stadium tour, a trek that spanned more than two months, and included 31 concerts, in 24 cities, with combined audiences of over a million people. Produced by Graham Nash and Joel Bernstein, the box set mirrors the electric/acoustic/electric format that the band followed each night on stage, representing an idealized version of a show from the tour.

"This project has been the most difficult, yet rewarding work I’ve ever done in my 50 years of recording," says Graham Nash. "It rekindled the love I have for my partners and the music we have made together."

The box set includes some of CSNY’s best-known music; songs like "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," "Helpless," "Wooden Ships," and "Teach Your Children." During the 1974 tour, CSNY also introduced new songs that emerged later on various albums, like Crosby’s "Time After Time," Nash’s "Fieldworker," and Stills’ "First Things First." Several songs by Young are previously unreleased, including "Traces," "Love/Art Blues," "Goodbye Dick," and "Hawaiian Sunrise."

CSNY 1974 will be available from CSNY and Rhino in several different configurations listed below, on July 7/8, nearly 40 years to the date after the tour’s first show on July 9, 1974.


Pre-order the Pure Audio Blu-ray/DVD set here

Pre-order the 3CD/DVD Box Set here

Pre-order the Limited Edition Box Set here


CSNY 1974 (3CD & Bonus DVD) - Boxed set with 40 audio tracks on 3 CDs, a bonus DVD of 8 previously unreleased, restored archival video performances & a 188-page booklet
CSNY 1974 (Pure Audio Blu-Ray & Bonus DVD) - 40 high-resolution 192kHz/24-bit audio tracks on a Pure Audio Blu-Ray disc, plus the bonus DVD & a 188-page booklet
CSNY 1974 (Digital) - All audio tracks will be available for download.
CSNY 1974 (Single CD)– 16 tracks, electric and acoustic, selected from the collection
CSNY 1974 (Starbucks Exclusive -- US & Canada) - 12 acoustic/semi-acoustic tracks on a single CD, plus full album digital download.
CSNY 1974 (Deluxe Limited Edition Boxed Set) -- Individually numbered edition of 1,000 copies, available exclusively through CSNY. Housed in custom wood box featuring:- All 40 tracks on six 180-gram 12" vinyl records, housed in hardbound LP folio case.
- 40 high-quality audio tracks on a Pure Audio Blu-Ray disc
- Digital download of full 40 tracks.
- Bonus DVD
- Coffee Table size book of never before seen photos from the 1974 tour.



CSNY 1974
Track Listings for the following configurations:
3CD/ Bonus DVD OR Pure Audio Blu-Ray / Bonus DVD
Disc One -- First Set
1. "Love The One You’re With"
2. "Wooden Ships"
3. "Immigration Man"
4. "Helpless"
5. "Carry Me"
6. "Johnny’s Garden"
7. "Traces"
8. "Grave Concern"
9. "On The Beach"
10. "Black Queen"
11. "Almost Cut My Hair"

Disc Two -- Second Set
1. "Change Partners"
2. "The Lee Shore"
3. "Only Love Can Break Your Heart"
4. "Our House"
5. "Fieldworker"
6. "Guinevere"
7. "Time After Time"
8. "Prison Song"
9. "Long May You Run"
10. "Goodbye Dick"
11. "Mellow My Mind"
12. "Old Man"
13. "Word Game"
14. "Myth Of Sisyphus"
15. "Blackbird"
16. "Love Art Blues"
17. "Hawaiian Sunrise"
18. "Teach Your Children"
19. "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"

Disc Three -- Third Set
1. "Déjà Vu"
2. "My Angel"
3. "Pre-Road Downs"
4. "Don’t Be Denied"
5. "Revolution Blues"
6. "Military Madness"
7. "Long Time Gone"
8. "Pushed It Over The End"
9. "Chicago"
10. "Ohio"

Bonus DVD
1. "Only Love Can Break Your Heart"
2. "Almost Cut My Hair"
3. "Grave Concern"
4. "Old Man"
5. "Johnny’s Garden"
6. "Our House"
7. "Déjà Vu"
8. "Pushed It Over The End"

Friday, 30 May 2014

The Goastt (Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger) at
 Mississippi Studios in Portland, Oregon on May 24th 2014.

To say I was excited to see Sean Lennon and his band The Goastt would be a total understatement and that was the vibe at Mississippi Studios for Goastt’s sold out show on May 24th. Everyone was excited that Sean Lennon was in their town!
 
The show started at 9pm with a band from Canterbury, England called Syd Arthur, made up of four lads Liam Magill/singer, guitar, Joel Magill/bass, Raven Bush/violin, keyboards, mandolin, and Fred Rother/drums. The name of the band is derived from Buddah, Syd Barrett, and Arthur Lee. They did a great job warming up the crowd with a 40 minute set of whimsical, melodic progressive rock wrapped around the psychedelic 60’s.
Goastt hit the stage at about 10:10pm and after the first song, “Too Deep” Sean explained that the name of the band came from a short story his girlfriend Charlotte Kemp Muhl wrote as a child. Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (Goastt) is Sean Lennon on vocals and guitar, Charlotte Kemp Muhl on bass and vocals, Conner Grant/percussion and there is actually another band within Goastt called Invisible Familiars consisting of Jared Samuel/keyboards, Tim Kuhl/drums, and Robbie ‘Seahag’ Mangano/guitar.
“Xanadu” was the second song on the set, a sexy tune with a kaleidoscope of sound from the funky rhythm, the haunting synthesizer, the shaking of the tambourine, the cries of the wah-wah pedal, and on top is Sean’s mellow voice singing of anarchy. Sean is very relaxed on stage whether he’s performing or talking and the audience enjoyed his jokes and stories between songs. At one point, during one of Sean’s witty stories, Charlotte said, “Can we just play Animals now?” evoking more laughter from the audience.
Goastt not only performed songs from their latest album 'Midnight Sun,' but they included songs from their last two albums 'La Carotte Bleue' and 'Acoustic Sessions.'  Their sound is very unique and grooves around Sean and Charlotte’s harmonized duets. “Animals” is just one example of how their voices compliment eachother and take you on a dark and dreamy trip through lyrics of mystery.

Goastt performed two superb covers. Both are included on the new album ‘Midnight Sun.’ The first song was written in 1947 by Victor Young, Jay Livingston and Ray Evans called, “Golden Earings ,“ and sung by Peggy Lee. The Goastt did an excellent job updating this song with a slow eerie psychedelic rock sound in which Sean delivered a mean guitar solo making me fall powerlessly into the dark heart of the song. The second cover they played was Syd Barrett’s “Long Gone,” and they ended the concert with this stunning performance.
There is no denying the chemistry between Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl.  Together they have created a sound all their own, which proves to be difficult these days, and gave a top shelf performance of brilliant music that sounded as great, if not better, than on their albums.  This was an experience that will stay with me forever!  They are on the last leg of their tour playing in Toronto and Montreal, Canada, then heading to the East Coast to finish with four more shows, catch em' if you can!

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Review by:
Jill Maciel
West Coast Correspondent CRRdotEU

All live photos by:
Scott Banning


BLACK STAR RIDERS WELCOME ROBBIE CRANE
 
Black Star Riders announce the departure of bass player Marco Mendoza after the band’s current US tour, ending June 22ndand the arrival of new bassist, Robbie Crane.

Marco, a founding member of Black Star Riders, has decided to pursue other projects after potential conflicts in schedules.

His replacement will be Robbie Crane (formerly of Ratt, Vince Neil and Lynch Mob).

Scott Gorham ‘I am very sad to see Marco go. We have been together in a band now for almost 20 years and Marco is my brother and we wish him well for the future. It’s an amicable parting of ways and we all respect that Marco wants to do other projects outside of Black Star Riders and there just isn’t time to do both’

Ricky Warwick ‘Marco will always be part of the BSR family and a true friend of ours.  We are very happy to introduce Robbie Crane to everyone as the new BSR bass player. The guy killed the audition and we can’t wait to get on stage with him on our Euro run starting mid July and then of course in the studio in the Autumn for the recording of the second Black Star Riders Record’

Marco Mendoza ‘I loved my time in Black Star Riders and want to thank all the fans for making the last year on road so successful. I am sorry to be leaving the band but I feel it’s time for me to pursue other avenues, some of which I have already been working with, all of which I am very excited about. I wish the guys all success in the future and I am very happy that my friend Robbie Crane will continue to blaze with BSR’

But exciting things are ahead with the addition of veteran bassist Robbie Crane.  “I am very excited to be a part of the Black Star Riders family.  As a long time fan of their music, I am thrilled to be a part of the band”.

Black Star Riders
(Featuring Ricky Warwick – Vocals, Scott Gorham & Damon Johnson, Guitars, Jimmy DeGrasso – Drums and Robbie Crane – Bass)  play the following dates in July and August :

July 18th – UK – Holmfirth, Picturedrome
July 19th – UK – Eddw Vale, Steelhouse Festival
July 20th – UK – Brighton, Concorde 2
July 22nd – UK – Northampton, Roadmenders
July 23rd – UK – Leicester, Academy
July 24th – UK – Guildford, G Live
July 25th – Germany – Bochum, Zeche
July 26th – Sweden – Falkenberg, Falkenberg RockFest
July 27th – Germany – Berlin, C-Club
July 29th – Germany – Munich, Free & Easy / Backstage Werk
July 30th – Germany – Saarbrucken, Garage
July 31st – Germany – Geiselwind, Bike & Music Weekend
August 1st – Germany – Wacken, WOA Festival
August 2nd – Sweden – Rejmyre, Skogsrojet Festival
August 3rd – Sweden – Helsingborg, Tivoli
August 5th – UK – Preston, 53 Degrees
August 6th – UK – Buckley, Tivoli
August 7th – UK – Birmingham, Asylum
August 8th – Sweden – Gavle, Getaway Rock Festival
August 9th – Norway – Alesund, Back in the Fields Festival


The Band then head into the studio to record the follow up to the 2013 release ‘All Hell Breaks Loose’ for Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The album, as yet untitled, will be scheduled for release in February 2015, with European and US tours to follow with other territories the band has not played as yet the first time around.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Leon Russell, Steve Morse & Pat Travers Lead A Stellar Cast Of Music Superstars On This Tribute To The Legendary Allman Brothers Band!

Also features Commander Cody, Molly Hatchet, The Oak Ridge Boys, Artimus Pyle Band, Reese Wynans (Double Trouble), Tinsley Ellis, Robben Ford & more!

One of music’s biggest and most influential juggernauts gets the respect and admiration they so richly deserve on this brand new tribute album available May 27th from Cleopatra Records! Featuring an eclectic group of rock, country, and blues legends, Midnight Rider - A Tribute To The Allman Brothers Band offers energetic new covers of the classic hits “Midnight Rider,” “Ramblin’ Man,” and “Whipping Post” as well as one of the most famous instrumental songs in all of rock music “Jessica,” alongside many more Southern fried favorites!

“The Allman Brothers were a central part of my roots,” proclaims guitarist Steve Morse, who shreds his way through a smoldering version of “Whipping Post” on the album. “Living in Georgia much of my life, they were the local legends that everybody loved. They had the swing, the inventive double guitar parts, the ability to jam just long enough to keep the audience, and that golden voice of Greg’s! When my instrumental rock band, the Dixie Dregs, played, we often played ‘Jessica,’ which automatically makes any audience start moving and smiling. I’ve been lucky enough to sit in with many of the members at various times, and we have shared a lot of common ground. I’m still a fan!”

Duane Allen, lead vocalist for country legends The Oak Ridge Boys, declares, “‘Ramblin’ Man’ is the national anthem of Southern Rock & Roll, so it is a huge honor to be asked to be a part of this tribute.” Allen’s sentiments are echoed by several other participants including blues guitarist Eric Gales who considered it a “great honor” and Tinsley Ellis who also speaks enthusiastically of the group as “one of a handful of musical acts, along with Ray Charles and Willie Nelson, that are considered to be a genre unto themselves. It is a great honor to be among the other stellar acts paying tribute to such a legendary and influential American band.”

Speaking for a next generation of blues rock artists, Eli Cook offers both high praise and a word of advice: “The Allman Brothers’ story of talent, hard work, and blind devotion to creating an honest and unique sound is one that every artist should study and imitate. Just as they cut their teeth on Taj Mahal, Cream, Elmore James, and all the great early R&B artists, today’s players are wise to woodshed with the Eat A Peach and Live At The Fillmore albums.” Or just pick up a copy of Midnight Rider - A Tribute To The Allman Brothers Band and let these boys show you how it’s done!

1. Midnight Rider - Pat Travers
2. Ramblin’ Man - Oak Ridge Boys, Tinsley Ellis & Kevin McKendree
3. Melissa - Molly Hatchet
4. Blue Sky - Artimus Pyle Band
5. Whipping Post - Jimmy Hall & Steve Morse
6. Jessica - Roy Rogers, John Wesley & Jim Eshelman
7. One Way Out - Robben Ford & Martin Gerschwitz
8. Soulshine - Debbie Davies & Melvin Seals
9. Statesboro Blues - Eli Cook
10. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed - Eric Gales
11. Southbound - Commander Cody & Sonny Landreth
12. I’m No Angel (Greg Allman solo) - Leon Russell, Reese Wynans & Ronnie Earl

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All-Star Concept Album Featuring Drum Legend Simon Phillips, Toto's Joseph Williams, and Uriah Heep's John Lawton Now Available!

Asheville, NC - Possibly the most anticipated new release of 2014, My Kind O' Lovin' featuring drum legend Simon Phillips, Toto's Joseph Williams, and Uriah Heep/Lucifer's Friend's John Lawton, is now available! Released on the heels of 2012's hit album The Power Of Mind, featuring John Lawton, My Kind O' Lovin' is another innovative new CD, conceived, written and produced by the CGI member, and as of very recently European Citizen of the Year (2013) Dr. Milen Vrabevski. This next charity project of his is dedicated to young talents in EU.

Says Milen, “I allowed myself to play acoustic guitar in just the title song this time. Nothing else. The team was just too good for my level. Happy they liked the pieces. Many thanks to the guys I started this project with, and worked on the arrangements: Ivo Stefanov and Svurry, and to the whole all star band for their devotion.”

Pulling up a chair at Classic Rock Revisited’s Best Releases 2012 with Intelligent Music Project I, The Power of Mind producer Milen Vrabevski is setting a high standard of expectations with his Intelligent Music Project II, My Kind O' Lovin'. The producer's next charity project goes to support education programs for talented kids. Milen was awarded European Citizen of the Year 2013 (by the EU Parliament), and a Member of the Clinton Global Initiative.

My Kind O' Lovin' features a colorful, multifarious and formidable listening experience with hints of melodic hard rock and early prog, featuring the fabulous Simon Phillips (Toto, Jeff Beck, The Who, Mike Oldfield, Protocol II etc.) on drums & percussion - brilliantly bringing out the chemistry of this unpredictable format of vintage vocals from John Lawton (ex-Uriah Heep) and Joseph Williams (Toto). Strong melodies and acoustic patterns with impressive vocals of undiminished power - this hefty emotional pool comes across in a very melodic way featuring great lead guitar and spacious orchestral flourishes.

The author translates to the audience his own experience & vision about everyday life topics in an easy manner, focusing on essential values – solid ground to step on to having a meaningful life.

Says Milen, “The message of the album is what I, as an author, would prefer to raise my kids with. Frustration, constant criticism, and judging people leads to nowhere. Therefore, we present essential things about love, friendship, our own environment we should invest in, getting into substantial initiatives, knowing happiness through serving the others, not limiting our minds with prejudice while seeking togetherness, understanding our life is in our hands, finishing off with the principle that it's good to wake up knowing what follows is a great day, in which fame does not matter, and ego's domination is retrograde, and you enjoy to live for the others, doing things not because of the result, but because you love to be that way.”

Watch the official My Kind O' Lovin' promotional video here: 

Stand out tracks:

“Get Into Real” - if there is a song from this side act that connects the dots with some of William's Toto-related cuts, this is it, but with hints of Led Zep to Asia nuances.

“Happiness”- a track so cool it deserves a trip around the world. You can take a magic trip through the positive messages of the album via Simple Game, Things We Can’t Do, Love Song to the rockin' No One Can Deny It, Time To Move Along and other pieces on this hit collection.

“Conclusion” - a 6-minute summary of the composer’s key approaches throughout the album and presents the audience with the magnificent culmination of the super group Phillips-Lawton-Williams, the front-men format of Intelligent Music Project II.

Recording sessions for drums (Simon Phillips) and vocals (Joseph Williams) took place at Simon Phillips' Phantom Recordings studio. Producer and composer Vrabevski was provided full creative input by Simon Philips in developing the course of compositions and musical ideas. Says Milen, “We recorded all drums and percussion, and Joe's vocal parts at Simon's recording studio in LA. Simon devotedly played the role of our music co-producer there too. Now he's been kind enough to take part in finalizing all mixes of MKL tracks.

Simon Phillips is an iconic English drummer and producer. He is also a prolific session drummer, and has played with such well known music artists as The Who, Judas Priest, Jeff Beck, Tears for Fears, Mike Oldfield, Pete Townshend, the late Gary Moore and many others.

Working on this project with Milen Vrabevski was so much fun and I find his enthusiasm for music is so uplifting.” - Simon Phillips

Joseph Williams was part of four Toto albums – Fahrenheit (1986), The Seventh One (1988), Toto XX (1988) and Falling in Between (2006). He has since re-joined the touring edition of Toto for a series of shows across Europe and Japan.

Milen was such a joy to work with .. Truly a warm and bright gentleman. It's rare thing these days to work with such happy, enthusiastic talented people ... I had a ball!! - Joseph Williams

John Lawton, who split with Uriah Heep in 1979, was featured on the albums Innocent Victim (1977), Firefly (1977), Fallen Angel (1978) and Live ’79 and is considered the best singer around the British heavy progressive rock institution. After recording the conceptual album The Power Of Mind, Intelligent Music Project I, he joins the super group with Phillips and Williams in the second project of Bulgarian producer and composer Milen Vrabevski – My Kind O' Lovin'.

“My Kind O' Lovin'....Intelligent Music Project II....was for me an absolute pleasure to sing, the melodies flowing out of Milen Vrabevski's head seem to be endless. The album differs a lot from The Power Of Mind, not only in that there are guest artist's in the caliber of Joseph Williams and Simon Phillips both of Toto fame but some searing guitar work from a little known Bulgarian axe man known only to me as Sverri. I spent 2 weeks laying down lead & backing vocals in Intelligent Music's new studio in Sofia / Bulgaria and believe me it wasn't hard work, not when the music is this good.” - John Lawton

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Disney’s TRON Original Motion Picture Soundtrack By Wendy Carlos To Be Released On Limited Edition 180g Translucent Blue Vinyl Double-LP

Double LP on two 180g translucent blue vinyl records!
Marshall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity is proud to announce the release of Disney’s TRON Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The 1982 film score was composed, performed and produced by the pioneer electronic musician, Wendy Carlos.

The Audio Fidelity release will contain two 180g translucent blue vinyl records packaged in a distinctive gatefold jacket. The album includes colorful photos from the popular cult film and generous and informative liner notes written by the composer as well as music maven, Michael Fremer. The album was mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio.

Disney's 1982 video game crossover movie TRON was a notable landmark in the synthesis of electronic and traditional orchestral music. Carlos created a brilliant orchestral recording with symphonic backgrounds by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the UCLA Chorus which was later enhanced and upgraded with an electronic score. The result is an impressive soundscape that successfully and seamlessly fuses organic and electronic music.

The multi-Grammy award winning Wendy Carlos best-known for her popular “Switched on Bach,” series of albums also composed and performed on the soundtracks of two Stanley Kubrick cinema masterpieces, “A Clockwork Orange” and “The Shining.”

The TRON album includes two additional tracks (“Only Solutions” and the rock guitar-driven instrumental, “1990's Theme”) provided by Journey, one of America's best selling and most beloved bands.

Gatefold package includes colorful photos and extensive liner notes!

TRACKS:
SIDE 1
1-Creation Of TRON
2-Only Solutions - Journey
3-We've Got Company
4-Wormhole
5-Ring Game And Escape
6-Water, Music, And Tronaction

SIDE 2
1-TRON Scherzo
2-Miracle and Magician
3-Magic Landings
4-Theme From TRON
5-1990's Theme - Journey
6-Love Theme

SIDE 3
1-Tower Music - Let Us Pray
2-The Light Sailer
3-Sea Of Simulation

SIDE 4
1-A New TRON And The MCP
2-Anthem
3-Ending Titles

Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio


Celebrated American rock icon Richie Sambora is set to storm Europe this summer with a series of headline shows and festival appearances.

For this European run, Richie will be joined onstage by none other than Australian singer-songwriter and guitar goddess Orianthi.


RICHIE SAMBORA
Announces European Tour
June / July 2014
Featuring Special Guest Orianthi


Celebrated American rock icon Richie Sambora is set to storm Europe this summer with a series of headline shows and festival appearances.

Richie Sambora has become known throughout his remarkable 30-year career for his raw vocals, indelible songwriting and world-class guitar playing. As both an acclaimed solo artist and a founding member of multi-platinum, Grammy-winning band Bon Jovi, Richie has sold over 130 million albums worldwide and has co-written over 20 Top 40 hits (11 of them being Top 10), including “Livin’ On A Prayer,” “You Give Love A Bad Name” and “Wanted Dead or Alive.” He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009.

In addition to his work with Bon Jovi, he has released three acclaimed solo albums that have highlighted a more personal and intimate side to Richie’s songwriting: 1991’s Stranger in This Town,, and 1998’s Undiscovered Soul and 2012’s Aftermath of the Lowdown, which includes the powerful single “Every Road Leads Home To You.”

For this European run, Richie will be joined onstage by none other than Australian singer-songwriter and guitar goddess Orianthi, who has worked as lead guitarist to some of the biggest superstars in the world (Alice Cooper, Michael Jackson).

Richie is continuously lending his vocals and support to important causes and organizations that resonate deeply with him, whether it be the Hurricane Sandy relief effort affecting his home state of New Jersey or issues regarding the environment, homelessness, illness, hunger and music education.

Richie Sambora tours Europe across June and July 2014.

Dates are as follows:

JUNE 13 - UK, LONDON - ISLINGTON ACADEMY headline
JUNE 15 - UK, DONINGTON - DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL
JUNE 17 - HOLLAND, TILBURG - O13 headline
JUNE 19 - GERMANY, STUTTGART - BEETHOVENSAAL  headline
JUNE 20 - GERMANY, MUNICH - KESSELHAUS headline
JUNE 22 - GERMANY, BERLIN - HUXLEYS headline
JUNE 24 - GERMANY, COLOGNE - E-WERK headline
JUNE 26 - FRANCE, PARIS - BATACLAN headline
JUNE 28 - UK, LONDON - CALLING FESTIVAL – CLAPHAM COMMON
JUNE 30 - IRELAND, DUBLIN - OLYMPIA headline
JULY 1 - UK, BELFAST - ULSTER HALL headline
JULY 3 - UK, GLASGOW – ABC headline

Support tbc. For headline shows please refer to local box offices

Welsh Legends Reissue Two Classic Albums in Upgraded and Extended Formats, The Twang Dynasty and Call Down The Moon Released In July

Welsh Legends Man reissue two classic albums from the nineties through Esoteric/Cherry Red in July. Both albums have restored artwork and have been extended to include bonus material. In the case of The Twang Dynasty the album has been increased to a boxed set containing three discs. The Call Down The Moon reissue also features two bonus cuts not included on the original release:



Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the expanded release of Man’s classic 1992 studio album "The Twang Dynasty”. Although Man had reformed in 1983 to perform live, "The Twang Dynasty” was Man’s first studio record release in sixteen years. The album was a very strong "comeback” that stands alongside the band’s work in the 1970s. Featuring a line-up of MICKY JONES (Guitar, Vocals), DEKE LEONARD (Guitar, Vocals), MARTIN ACE (Bass, Vocals) and JOHN WEATHERS (drums), "The Twang Dynasty” featured excellent material such as ‘A Feather on the Scales of Justice’, ‘The Chinese Cut’ and ‘The Wings of Mercury’ (dedicated to the late John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service who had performed with MAN).

The deluxe set is newly re-mastered and features two additional CDs of Man’s complete set at Glastonbury Festival on 25th June 1994, featuring many tracks from "The Twang Dynasty”, along with splendid performances of classic tracks such as ‘C’Mon’, ‘Many Are Called, But Few Get Up’, ‘Bananas’ and ‘Romain’. The set also includes an illustrated booklet with new essay and photographs.



Track Listing:

DISC ONE

"THE TWANG DYNASTY”
THE ORIGINAL ALBUM REMASTERED

1.    A FEATHER ON THE SCALES OF JUSTICE
2.    MAD ON HER
3.    JUMPIN’ LIKE A KANGAROO
4.    THE CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT
5.    THE PRICE
6.    CIRCUMSTANCES
7.    WOMEN
8.    THE CHINESE CUT
9.    OUT OF THE DARKNESS
10.    FAST AND DANGEROUS
11.    THE WINGS OF MERCURY

DISC TWO

MAN AT GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL
25th JUNE 1994 - PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

1.    C’MON 
2.    MAD ON HER 
3.    EVEN VISIONARIES GO BLIND 
4.    THE CHINESE CUT THE WINGS OF MERCURY 

DISC THREE

MAN AT GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL
25th JUNE 1994 - PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

1.    THE RIDE AND THE VIEW
2.    A FEATHER ON THE SCALES OF JUSTICE
3.    MANY ARE CALLED (BUT FEW GET UP)
4.    THE STORM 
5.    BANANAS 
6.    ROMAIN 





Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a newly re-mastered edition of the album "Call Down the Moon” by MAN. Recorded in Seattle in November 1994, the album featured a line-up of MICKY JONES (Guitars, Vocals), DEKE LEONARD (Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals), MARTIN ACE (Bass, Vocals) and JOHN WEATHERS (Drums, Guitar, Vocals) and was a fine album, with some of the best material to grace a MAN album in later years. The excellent title track set the scene for a wonderful record that was produced by long time Man fan Ron Sanchez.

This Esoteric Recordings release has been newly re-mastered and features two previously unreleased bonus tracks recorded during the "Call Down The Moon” sessions, and a booklet that fully restores the original album artwork and includes a new essay.



Track Listing:

1.    CALL DOWN THE MOON
2.    IF I WERE YOU
3.    DREAM AWAY
4.    BLACKOUT
5.    THE MAN WITH X-RAY EYES
6.    HEAVEN & HELL
7.    THE GIRL IS TROUBLE
8.    DRIVIN’ AROUND
9.    BURN MY WORKIN’ CLOTHES

PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED BONUS TRACKS
10.    DREAM AWAY (INITIAL RECORDING)
11.    MICKY BUYS A ROUND

Thursday, 22 May 2014

GREGG ALLMAN AND PRODUCERS OF "MIDNIGHT RIDER" MOVIE
SUED OVER FATAL TRAIN ACCIDENT

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Singer Gregg Allman was sued Wednesday along with movie producers, a railroad company and others accused of being responsible for the February death of a young camera assistant when a freight train slammed into a film crew in southeast Georgia.

The lawsuit filed in Chatham County State Court by the parents of 27-year-old Sarah Jones targets 10 individuals associated with the film “Midnight Rider,” based on the Allman Brothers Band singer’s memoir. It also goes after eight corporations including CSX Transportation, which owns the railroad tracks where the crash occurred, and forest-products manufacturer Rayonier, which owns the land surrounding the crash site.

Filmmakers “selected an unreasonably dangerous site for the filming location; failed to secure approval for filming from CSX; concealed their lack of approval from CSX from the cast and crew ... and otherwise failed to take measures to protect the safety of the ‘Midnight Rider’ cast and crew,” the lawsuit charges. It was filed on behalf of Jones’ parents, Richard and Elizabeth Jones of Columbia, South Carolina.

Allman was named as a defendant in his role as an executive producer on the film. Also included were director Randall Miller, his production company Unclaimed Freight Productions and several of Miller’s assistants on the film along with companies assisting with the production.

The lawsuit says Rayonier should be held accountable for allowing the film crew onto its property. It says a company employee wrongly told the crew “only two trains would pass by on the railroad track per day.” It says CSX did not give permission for the crew to film on its tracks, but the company knew shooting would be taking place in the area and should have taken precautions.
Sarah Jones was struck and killed by a train during the first day of filming in Georgia.

“Despite the fact that multiple CSX trains passed the ‘Midnight Rider’ cast and crew on February 20, with those individuals in view of the trains’ operators, no warning was given to the subsequent train that ultimately caused Sarah’s death,” the lawsuit said.

Production on “Midnight Rider” had just begun Feb. 20 when a freight train crossing the Altamaha River in southeast Georgia slammed into crew members shooting on the railroad bridge. Sarah Jones, a 27-year-old camera assistant from Atlanta, was killed and six other crew members were hurt.

Sheriff’s investigators in rural Wayne County, where the crash occurred, say Miller’s crew had permission to be on the property abutting the bridge. But investigators say CSX Railroad, which owns the train tracks, denied giving producers a permit to be on the tracks themselves. The train smashed into a metal-framed bed that the film crew had placed across the tracks.
Producers suspended work on the movie indefinitely the following week. Actor William Hurt, who was to star as Allman and was at the scene of the crash, later issued a statement saying he informed producers he would no longer work on the film.


Authorities have yet to decide whether to file criminal charges in the case. Allman, meanwhile, sued Miller and his production company to win back the film rights to his life story. The singer dropped the lawsuit last week after he and the director reached an agreement out of court. Attorneys on both sides declined to reveal the terms.

Jones’ parents told The Associated Press in an interview April 10 that the film’s producers needlessly put workers at risk the day their daughter was killed. They said they hired attorneys to help them hold someone accountable.

“They did so many wrong things on so many levels, it’s just unbelievable,” Richard Jones said. “This should not have happened. It’s senseless.”

Miller took the witness stand last week during a court hearing in Allman’s lawsuit and said his assistants were in charge of location permits and safety precautions. The director bristled at any suggestion that he had been cavalier about the crew’s safety.

Reported by: Russ Bynum ~ Huffington Post



Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Arthemis Album: “LIVE FROM HELL”
Release Date: 25th May 2014

Arthemis announce the release of their first ever live album "Live From Hell" via OFF YER ROCKA RECORDINGS on 25th May 2014.

Recorded on 30th November 2013 during "HARD ROCK HELL VII" Festival, Arthemis deliver a face-melting-fire-breathing-killer live performance captured on a truly explosive album.
Fiery, catchy, damn heavy...LOUDER THAN HELL! That's what it's all about!
Andy Martongelli, lead guitarist of the band states:

"We wanted this live album to be special for our fans as much as we wanted new Metal addicts to enter our world and feel the energy of a special ARTHEMIS live gig ... so we worked on a killer show that includes some of our best songs, something that we like to play live so so much and now it's real, carved in stone and ready for you to crank your iPod or Stereo up!"

Off Yer Rocka CEO Jonni Davis added: 

“Arthemis are a Metal proposition that everyone should want to see, capturing them live at HRH was a pinnacle point of their career which we are now able to share with the world. These Italian Masters of Metal are one of the most solid outfits on the circuit and one we feel will only grow globally with our help”.

Track List
1.       Scars On Scars
2.       Still Awake
3.       We Fight
4.       Home
5.       Electri-Fire
6.       Empire
7.       7 Days
8.       Vortex

Official Websites:


ARTHEMIS "LIVE FROM HELL" is available on iTunes, Amazon and directly from Off Yer Rocka Recordings.

Cleopatra Records To Release Special Limited Edition 7-Inch Singles Box Set From The Undisputed King Of Punk Rock Iggy Pop!

Iggy Pop fans rejoice! Cleopatra Records will be releasing a special limited edition 7-inch singles box set from the undisputed king of modern punk rock, Iggy Pop! The release includes 7 individual 45s featuring exclusive new tracks as well as classic recordings from 1972-73 with the Stooges - all packaged with a full-color booklet, detailed liner notes, a custom 7-inch vinyl adaptor, and collectible patch!

Track List:
(1) I Can’t Explain / Lonely Boy
(2) Cock In My Pocket / Tight Pants
(3) I Got A Right / White Christmas (Guitar Stooge Mix)
(4) Money (That’s What I Want) / Open Up And Bleed (Single Edit)
(5) I Wanna Be Your Dog (Fast Version) / Johanna
(6) Gimme Some Skin / I’m So Glad
(7) Louie Louie / Scene Of The Crime

Seven singles, fourteen sides. The Stooges in their prime, Iggy in his pomp. And all sufficiently sharp and shapely that, even if you’ve never heard the performers in your life, you’ll know that it couldn’t be anybody else.

To Pre-Order: 

Audio Fidelity To Release The Ultimate Rock Collection - 
LEGENDS 'Crank It Up!' & 'Get It On!' - 
34 Classic Rock Tracks Remastered For The First Time On Hybrid SACD

"A greatest hits collection unlike any you've heard before - A truly unique listening experience!"

Marshall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity is proud to introduce something new in the realm of compilation albums - for the first time ever the company has assembled the original masters of some of rock's biggest stars and greatest hits and remastered these classics for Hybrid SACD.

The collection is based on the original TimeLife LEGENDS series. With the first two titles, "Crank It Up!" and "Get It On!" Audio Fidelity has taken each volume of recordings to another sonic level. You have never heard a hits collection of such consistently high standards. It's like hearing these classic hits for the first time.

Most popular compilations albums are pieced together from songs that were assembled using the compressed hit radio versions. Audio Fidelity has spent months gathering the 34 best available individual masters of the all-time rock standards included on each Hybrid SACD. All the original masters from these great artists and all these great hits remastered for the first time for Hybrid SACD.

Rock heavyweights - Jackson Browne, Foreigner, The Doobie Brothers, Buffalo Springfield, The Rascals, Fleetwood Mac, The Kinks, T. Rex, Brownsville Station, The Doors and a two dozen more superstars make this collection an essential for any classic rock lover.

It’s the songs you love from the LEGENDS of rock

CRANK IT UP!
1. Chicago - Does Anybody Really Know
2. The Doobie Brothers - Listen To The Music
3. The Rascals - Good Lovin'
4. Rod Stewart - Tonight's The Night
5. Jackson Browne - Running On Empty
6. Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight
7. The Zombies - Time Of The Season
8. Ace - How Long
9. Little Feat - Dixie Chicken
10. Grateful Dead - Truckin'
11. Stephen Stills - Love The One You're With
12. Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
13. America - Sister Golden Hair
14. The Pretenders - Back On The Chain Gang
15. Foreigner - Feels Like The First Time
16. Elton John - Daniel
17. The Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin

GET IT ON!
1. The Troggs - Wild Thing
2. Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water
3. Norman Greenboum - Spirit In The Sky
4. T. Rex - Bang A Gong (Get It On)
5. Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
6. Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded By The Light
7. Eric Burdon And War - Spill The Wine
8. The Kinks - Lola (Live)
9. The Doors - Light My Fire
10. Foghat - Slow Ride
11. Alice Cooper - School's Out
12. Brownsville Station - Smokin' In The Boy's Room
13. The Doobie Brothers - China Grove
14. Foreigner - Hot Blooded
15. Bad Company - Can't Get Enough
16. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird
17. Greatful Dead - Casey Jones

Series Mastered by Steve Hoffman at Marsh Mastering

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Legendary Curved Air Founding Member Darryl Way 
To Release New Prog Album 
'Children of the Cosmos'

“...a trail blazing rock violinist and composer!”

 Much to the excitement of prog fans worldwide, legendary Curved Air founding member and violinist, Darryl Way is releasing a new album on Right Honourable Records, via Cherry Red on May 19, 2014. 

'Children of the Cosmos' is Way’s first prog album in over twenty years and demonstrates his creative view of Progressive Rock, forty years after being one of the early founders of the genre. 'Children of the Cosmos' features 12 new tracks showcasing Way’s original compositional, rock violin and vocal skills.

A promo video for the title track has been released on YouTube:

http://youtu.be/LSoFBKfV-Vo

Says Darryl, “With ‘Children of the Cosmos’ I have tried to recreate the spirit of experimentation that led to the ‘Progressive Rock’ movement of the late 60s and early 70s. As I did in the early days of Curved Air, I have tried to integrate my classical background with rock music, to create soundscapes that are hopefully both exciting and innovative.”

Way continued, “The lyrics for the songs are my observations of our current environment and the world we live in, echoing some of the issues touched upon in the music of the late 60s. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to pass this way once more and I hope that rock fans will enjoy this album, as much as I did creating it.”

Originally formed in 1969, Curved Air was a groundbreaking progressive art-rock band renowned for their showmanship. Darryl Way was noted for his flamboyant virtuoso exploration of the electric violin. He wrote the music for the Top 10 hit (reached #4) “Back Street Luv” and was a major contributor to three Top 20 albums. With Curved Air he toured extensively, performing in practically every major city in both America and Europe.

After Curved Air Darryl went on to release several critically acclaimed solo albums in both 'rock' and 'classical' genres. Among these, was his 'Concerto For Electric Violin'...and now, he will be releasing his highly anticipated new CD 'Children of the Cosmos'!

TRACK LIST

1. Children of the Cosmos
2. Spooks
3. The Best of Times
4. Nature's Way
5. Summer of Love
6. Don't Look Back (feat. Pachelbel's Canon)
7. Fire With Fire (feat. Rosie)
8. Lagan Love
9. A Winter's Tale
10. A Modern Tale
11. An American Tale
12. Sergey

To purchase Darryl Way's 'Children Of The Cosmos' CD:

ALSO AVAILABLE: DARRYL WAY – ULTRA VIOLINS




(ExM004) Darryl Way’s 2012 solo album features accessible classical music delivered in his own unique style. Along with his stunning adaptations of orchestral pieces such as “Scheherazade” and “Farandole”, is a new composition by Darryl titled “Tarrantelle”; a piece inspired by a performance by Maxim Vengerov, the Russian violinist. Also included on this album is Darryl's video for “Farondole”, is a re-recording of Curved Air's hit “Vivaldi”.

To purchase Darryl Way's 'Ultra Violins' CD:



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Burgeoning heavy-metal guitar hero Ethan Brosh is about to get in the middle of a spectacular musical battle royal called Drum Wars.

Chosen for his extraordinary technical brilliance, Brosh will join legendary sibling drummers Carmine and Vinny Appice on stage for two Drum Wars extravaganzas in New York, including dates in Poughkeepsie on June 20 and two shows the next night at New York City's famed Iridium venue.

All this coming on the heels of a CD release event for Brosh's remarkable new instrumental album "Live the Dream" on May 31 at The Hard Rock Cafe in Boston.



"I am honored to be joining two of the biggest drumming legends for a few shows!" exclaims Brosh. "Carmine and Vinny Appice have been in some of rock's biggest groups. Both have influenced generations of drummers. I've been to one Drum Wars concert and loved the intensity and craziness that goes on throughout the whole show!"

Brosh is thrilled at the prospect of playing alongside a vast assemblage of supremely skilled musicians and tackling material he's loved for years. And there's another reason why these shows are important for him.

"It is all backed up by a never-ending amount of talent on stage," says Brosh. "Lots of my favorite songs by Ozzy, Dio and more are played in a very cool way! I will be joining Carmine and Vinny in New York City and Poughkeepsie, NY, close to where I was born. To me, these shows will be very special. I can't wait to play these songs onstage with two of the greatest drummers in the world! I would urge anyone in the New York area not to miss these awesome shows!"

For his part, Carmine Appice is thrilled to get a chance to play with Brosh. "Ethan is one of the best young guitar slingers of today," says Carmine. "His style techniques are awesome. Not many can play like him!"

Here are the Drum Wars dates:
June 20, 2014 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
June 21, 2014 - New York City - The Iridium (two shows)
Indeed, Brosh is uniquely blessed with astounding musical gifts. Not only is he a uniquely talented performer, but Brosh is also building a reputation as a first-rate songwriter, as evidenced by his newest recording, "Live the Dream." He's chomping at the bit for the world to hear it.

"Finally, on May 31st, the CD release show for 'Live the Dream' will take place at the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston!" declared Brosh. "I'm very much looking forward to having such a special show in my home town of Boston! It's been five years since my last album. I can't wait to be back on stage with my instrumental band at the Hard Rock and play this new material to some of my fans and friends so close to home! This will be a real fun night to everyone who will show up. My instrumental band is the most powerful band I've ever been in. People can expect a very intense show on the 31st! Bringing HARD ROCK back to the HARD ROCK!!!"

The buzz continues to build for Brosh, and it will undoubtedly only grow stronger with a brand new video filmed for "Space Invaders," one of the many standout tracks on "Live the Dream." Brosh's fiery shredding is on display in the clip below:



As Brosh explains, "A music video is something that has to go hand-in-hand with the music that it's associated with. It is part of the art as a whole. It is the image that will stay in the minds of the listeners for as long as they listen to that particular musical piece. When I have a music video done, I take the process almost as seriously as I take my music. A lot of time, energy and attention to detail gets into play when we shoot or edit a video."

Talking about the video's director, Seth C. Brown, Brosh was effusive in his praise. "This video was made by Seth C. Brown, who can turn around any rushed, impossible to shoot scene with bad lighting into a beautiful work of art! I'm very proud of the new video for 'Space Invaders' and can't wait to make more videos for this record!" states Brosh.

Mixed by Max Norman (Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth) and featuring the talents of world-class bassist Dave Ellefson, as well as the mastering expertise of Bob Ludwig (Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Iron Maiden), "Live the Dream" is Brosh's most exciting and ambitious project to date. And the album cover painting by Joe Petagno (Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd) is also sure to turn heads.

Issued by Carmine Appice's label Rocker Records LLC, "Live the Dream" is available for purchase via these links:

iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/live-the-dream/id816347755

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Live-Dream-Ethan-Brosh/dp/B00HZMRX0Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393806359&sr=8-1&keywords=ethan+brosh


For more information, visit www.ethanbrosh.com