Thursday, August 25, 2016

Sights and Sounds: R.E.M., Florence + the Machine, Gary Clark Jr.

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R.E.M. announce 25th anniversary edition of seminal Out Of Time; new edition coming this fall via Concord Bicycle label

A quarter of a century after Out Of Time helped break alternative music into the American mainstream and turned R.E.M. into a worldwide phenomenon, the band have announced a special 25th Anniversary Edition, out November 18, 2016 via Concord Bicycle.
Out Of Time will be released in three different formats. The 2 CD Set will include a remastered version of the original album alongside demo versions of every album track, as well as demos for two non-album b-sides and a previously unreleased song. The 3 LP Set will include remastered vinyl versions of the original album and the demos. The 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Out Of Time will include 4 discs, featuring the remastered album, demos, recordings from the band's performance at Mountain Stage in 1991 (a rarity for the time, as the band did not tour to promote 'Out Of Time'), and a Blu-Ray disc with hi-resolution audio and 5.1 Surround Sound versions of 'Out Of Time,' all of the music videos from the album, and the 1991 electronic press kit 'Time Piece,' featuring in-studio footage, exclusive performances and more. All versions will feature extensive liner notes by Annie Zaleski featuring interviews from all four band members and producers Scott Litt and John Keane. Full details below.

The demos, recorded at John Keane Studio in early 1990 and featured on all versions of the Out Of Time reissue, provide key insight into the band's creative process: from early instrumental passes to versions of "Losing My Religion" and "Texarkana" with different lyrics, and even a version of "Radio Song" that features a rare moment with drummer Bill Berry on lead vocals for a verse. While recording them, it was clear to Keane that R.E.M. were "at their peak in terms of creativity."
By 1991, R.E.M. (Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe) had amassed a sizable following in the United States, but 'Out Of Time' brought the Athens, GA band unprecedented global recognition. It was the group's first album to top both US and UK charts, selling 12 million copies worldwide, and garnered 7 Grammy nominations, including wins for Best Alternative Music Album, Best Short Form Music Video ("Losing My Religion"), and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal ("Losing My Religion").
Instant classic songs like "Losing My Religion," "Shiny Happy People," "Near Wild Heaven," and "Radio Song" broke new ground, artistically and commercially. Reviewing 'Out Of Time,' Rolling Stone simply said, "This may well be America's best rock & roll band." Earlier this year, Pitchfork called the album "arguably their most important record," while Time Magazine named 'Out Of Time' one of it's All-Time 100 Albums, saying it contains "ethereal beauty rarely heard on a rock record."

'OUT OF TIME' - 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION (2 CD SET):

DISC 1
'OUT OF TIME'

1. Radio Song
2. Losing My Religion
3. Low
4. Near Wild Heaven
5. Endgame
6. Shiny Happy People
7. Belong
8. Half A World Away 
9. Texarkana
10. Country Feedback 
11. Me In Honey

DISC 2
'OUT OF TIME' DEMOS 

1. Losing My Religion 1 (demo)
2. Near Wild Heaven 1 (demo)
3. Shiny Happy People 1 (demo)
4. Texarkana 1 (demo)
5. Untitled Demo 2
6. Radio - Acoustic (Radio Song 1 demo)
7. Near Wild Heaven 2 (demo)
8. Shiny Happy People 2 (demo)
9. Slow Sad Rocker (Endgame demo)
10. Radio - Band (Radio Song 3 demo)
11. Losing My Religion 2 (demo)
12. Belong (demo)
13. Blackbirds (Half A World Away demo) 
14. Texarkana (demo)
15. Country Feedback (demo)
16. Me On Keyboard (Me In Honey demo)
17. Low (demo)
18. 40 Sec. (40 Second Song demo)
19. Fretless 1 (demo) 

'OUT OF TIME' - 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION (3 LP SET):

DISC 1
'OUT OF TIME'


Time Side
Radio Song
Losing My Religion
Low
Near Wild Heaven
Endgame

Memory Side
Shiny Happy People
Belong
Half A World Away 
Texarkana
Country Feedback 
Me In Honey

DISC 2

Side 1
Losing My Religion 1 (demo)
Near Wild Heaven 1 (demo)
Shiny Happy People 1 (demo)
Texarkana 1 (demo)
Untitled Demo 2

Side 2
Radio - Acoustic (Radio Song 1 demo)
Near Wild Heaven 2 (demo)
Shiny Happy People 2 (demo)
Slow Sad Rocker (Endgame demo)

DISC 3

Side 1
Radio - Band (Radio Song 3 demo)
Losing My Religion 2 (demo)
Belong (demo)
Blackbirds (Half A World Away demo) 
Texarkana (demo)

Side 2
Country Feedback (demo)
Me On Keyboard (Me In Honey demo)
Low (demo)
40 Sec. (40 Second Song demo)
Fretless 1 (demo) 

'OUT OF TIME' - 25th ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION (4 DISC SET):

DISC 1
'OUT OF TIME'

1. Radio Song
2. Losing My Religion
3. Low
4. Near Wild Heaven
5. Endgame
6. Shiny Happy People
7. Belong
8. Half A World Away 
9. Texarkana
10. Country Feedback 
11. Me In Honey

DISC 2
'OUT OF TIME' DEMOS 

1. Losing My Religion 1 (demo)
2. Near Wild Heaven 1 (demo)
3. Shiny Happy People 1 (demo)
4. Texarkana 1 (demo)
5. Untitled Demo 2
6. Radio - Acoustic (Radio Song 1 demo)
7. Near Wild Heaven 2 (demo)
8. Shiny Happy People 2 (demo)
9. Slow Sad Rocker (Endgame demo)
10. Radio - Band (Radio Song 3 demo)
11. Losing My Religion 2 (demo)
12. Belong (demo)
13. Blackbirds (Half A World Away demo) 
14. Texarkana (demo)
15. Country Feedback (demo)
16. Me On Keyboard (Me In Honey demo)
17. Low (demo)
18. 40 Sec. (40 Second Song demo)
19. Fretless 1 (demo) 

DISC 3
LIVE AT MOUNTAIN STAGE

1. Introduction
2. World Leader Pretend 
3. Radio Song
4. Fall On Me 
5. It's the End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
6. Half A World Away
7. Belong
8. Love Is All Around
9. Losing My Religion 
10. Dallas
11. Radio Song 
12. Disturbance At The Heron House
13. Low
14. Sawn Swan H 
15. Pop Song 89 

DISC 4
OUT OF TIME - BLU-RAY

Out Of Time - Hi-Resolution Audio
Out Of Time - 5.1 Surround Sound
Radio Song (music video)
Losing My Religion (music video)
Low (music video)
Near Wild Heaven (music video)
Shiny Happy People (music video)
Belong (music video)
Half A World Away (music video)
Country Feedback (music video)
Time Piece

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Florence + The Machine contributes new song "Wish That You Were Here" to Director Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children 

Song available at all digital retailers on Friday, August 26, 2016; film to hit theaters on September 3, 2016 



GRAMMY® Award-nominated, multiplatinum artist Florence + the Machine contributes a new track entitled “Wish That You Were Here” to Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The film opens in theaters everywhere on September 30, while the song hits digital retailers August 26 via Republic Records.

Listen to “Wish That You Were Here”

Watch the new Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children trailer

Wish That You Were Here” stands out as a gorgeously hypnotic and bracing original composition from Florence + The Machine. With its cinematic overtones and expansive power, the track figures prominently serving as the end-title track for the film.

“‘Wish That You Were Here’ is a song about the idea that love is a journey and a risk,” says Florence Welch about the writing the song. “Having been on tour, I’ve lived in a sort of magical time bubble, where the days almost blend together. It’s amazing, but it comes at a cost — a cost of leaving the people you love behind for a year or two. You kind of feel like if you could sing a song into the wind, maybe the wind could take it to them in a way that you can’t with a text or a call. You just want to send your love in a different way, in a way to somehow reach the unreachable.”

Academy® Award-nominated and Golden Globe® Award-winning filmmaker Tim Burton personally collaborated with Florence on “Wish That You Were Here” for the film, which is based on the best-selling 2011 novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs. A massive fan of the book series and a longtime admirer of Burton’s work, Florence worked closely with the director in a collaborative effort to record the song in a way that truly evoked the film’s ideal.

“I've always been a huge fan of Tim Burton’s. We have a very similar sensibility. It’s the kind of dark, dark romance of his work — so beautiful and whimsical, but with an element of darkness to it. That’s something that I always try and achieve in my work, too. 

I knew we would get along really well working together and we did. I feel like we’re coming from a similar place of quite frantic imaginations trying to get the words out before the pictures in our heads disappear. He feels like a kindred spirit,” says Welch.

“I actually sent him a note about six years ago. I was in Australia on tour there for the first time and visited an exhibition of all his work. I wanted to leave him a message and all I had on me was an x-ray of my hand, as I had just broken my finger. So I wrote on the x-ray and gave it to the gallery to pass on and never knew if he got it. When we met for the first time, he told me it’s been hanging up in his office ever since.”

Purchase “I Wish That You Were Here” on Friday, August 26th 
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Apple: http://republicrec.co/FATMWishThatYouAM
Google Play: http://republicrec.co/FATMWishThatYouGP
Spotify: http://republicrec.co/FATMWishThatYouSP
 
ABOUT MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN
From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience.  When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.  As Jake learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, he realizes that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies.  Jake must figure out what is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is.

MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN is rich with fantastical and immersive imagery, memorable characters, epic battles, and unique time travel manipulations—all brought to life by Tim Burton, in the grand style of his films Edward Scissorhands, Alice in Wonderland, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Most significantly, it is about embracing the original and peculiar in us all.

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WARNER BROS. RECORDS TO RELEASE SOUNDTRACK TO UPCOMING FILM DEEPWATER HORIZON ON SEPTEMBER 23rd


ALBUM TO FEATURE NEW SONG BY GARY CLARK JR. — “TAKE ME DOWN” PLUS ORIGINAL SCORE BY STEVE JABLONSKY

DEEPWATER HORIZON WILL BE RELEASED IN THEATRES FROM LIONGATE’S SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT LABEL ON SEPTEMBER 30TH

CLARK TO PERFORM “TAKE ME DOWN” ON ABC’S JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE ON OCTOBER 6TH

Gary Clark Jr. has written an original new song, “Take Me Down, which will be featured in the upcoming and highly anticipated film Deepwater Horizon from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label, as well as on the movie’s original soundtrack.  Deepwater Horizon Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Music by Steve Jablonsky Featuring an Original Song by Gary Clark Jr., also features an original stirring score by Steve Jablonsky (The Transformers franchise, Lone Survivor) and will be released by Warner Bros. Records on September 23rd.

Deepwater Horizon, which hits theaters on September 30th, is directed by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor) and stars Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez, Dylan O’Brien, and Kate Hudson. It tells the story of how on April 20, 2010, one of the world’s largest manmade disasters occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. The story honors the brave men and women whose heroism would save many on board, and change everyone’s lives forever.

“Take Me Down” displays the rootsier, more intimate side of Clark’s singer/songwriter oeuvre. Clark continues to broaden his musical pallet with this achingly beautiful and melodic track. “Take Me Down” is a departure from his usual blistering blues, rock & soul compositions on albums Blak and Blu and The Story of Sonny Boy Slim“Take Me Down” was produced by Clark and Mark Corben exclusively for Deepwater Horizon. The track features Clark on all vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica and cinematic electric slide guitar. Clark’s touring band provides a slinky, New Orleans-style second-line rhythm that underscores a deeper authenticity to this real-life global event that took the lives of 11 men.

“Take Me Down” will also be released as a digital single beginning September 9th from all participating digital retailers.  Click here to order.

Steve Jablonsky has composed the music for many of Hollywood’s most successful films including TransformersTransformers:  Revenge of the FallenTransformers:  Dark of the Moon and Transformers:  Age of Extinction.  He has worked on multiple projects with director Peter Berg including Lone Survivor and Battleship.  Jablonsky’s other film credits include Pain & Gain, The Island,  A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Last Witch Hunter, Ender’s Game,Gangster Squad, and most recently Keanu and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:  Out of the Shadows.

On Oct 6th, Clark and company will perform the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Tune into ABC stations at 11:35pm EST / PST, and 10:35pm CT. 

Deepwater Horizon Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Music by Steve Jablonsky Featuring an Original Song by Gary Clark Jr.,Track listing:

 * indicates Steve Jablonsky score tracks

*1. Taming The Dinosaurs
*2. The Rig
*3. The Monster
*4. Hope Is Not A Tactic
*5. Negative Pressure Test
*6. Well From Hell
*7. Cut The Pipe
*8. Mud
*9. Stop The Crane
*10. Fire On The Rig
*11. Burn Or Jump
*12. Roll Call
*13. Home
14. Take Me Down - Gary Clark, Jr.


Gary Clark Jr. is on tour now. All confirmed dates as follows:

AUG 28 - LOCKN’ FESTIVAL - OAK RIDGE FARM – ARRINGTON, VA
AUG 30 – STAGE AE – INDOOR – PITTSBURGH, PA
AUG 31 - BLUE HILLS BANK PAVILION - BOSTON, MA
SEP 02 – BORGATA HOTEL CASINO & SPA – MUSIC BOX – ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
SEP 03 - SURF LODGE - MONTAUK, NY
SEP 04 – MADE IN AMERICA – PHILADELPHIA, PA
SEP 06 – CAPITOL THEATRE – PORT CHESTER, NY
SEP 07 – OAKDALE THEATRE – WALLINGFORD, CT
SEP 09 - HOPSCOTCH MUSIC FESTIVAL - RALEIGH, NC
SEP 10 – ONE MUSICFEST FESTIVAL – ATLANTA, GA
SEP 12 - CIVIC THEATRE - NEW ORLEANS, LA
SEP 14 – CROSSROADSKC – KANSAS CITY, MO
SEP 15 – THE COTILLION BALLROOM – WICHITA, KS
SEP 17 - TOWN PARK - TELLURIDE, CO 
SEP 29 - THE MASONIC - SAN FRANCISCO, CA
SEP 30 - SANTA BARBARA BOWL - SANTA BARBARA, CAVIP
OCT 01 - THE GREEK THEATRE - LOS ANGELES, CA
OCT 07 – WINSTAR WORLD CASINO – THACKERVILLE, OK

The Scorpions' 'Live in Munich 2012' coming September 30th

Fans of hard rock will want to get the Scorpions' upcoming release (available on both Blu-ray or DVD) "Live in Munich 2012" next month...



SCORPIONS
LIVE IN MUNICH 2012
 
FIRST EVER RELEASE OF THIS CONCERT FILM
 
~ON DVD, BLU-RAY, AND DIGITAL FORMATS VIA EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT~
 

~SEPTEMBER 30, 2016~


New York, NY (August 25, 2016)--Celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2015, the Scorpions are one of the most successful rock bands to come out of Continental Europe. On September 30, 2016, their never-before-released, jaw dropping and emotional final concert of the Sting In The Tale world tour will be released as the concert film Live In Munich 2012 via Eagle Rock Entertainment. [MSRP $21.98 Blu-ray, $15.98 DVD]
 
With over 100 million records sold, Scorpions are one of the first rock bands to blast through the barriers and play all over the world, especially in the Far East, Eastern Europe and Russia. They initially struggled to reach a wider audience in their home country of Germany, despite huge success in many other parts of the world. THIS is what makes this concert film Live In Munich 2012 – a homecoming event at the Olympiahalle in Munich on December 17, 2012– so emotional and meaningful.
 
Scorpions rock like no other, and this live DVD shows just how. Live In Munich 2012 is a high octane performance, captured before a wildly enthusiastic crowd, and serves as further proof of the power and electricity theScorpions bring to the stage!
 
Showcased in this concert event, the band deliver fiery renditions of their classic anthems: “Wind Of Change”, “Rock You Like A Hurricane”, “Send Me An Angel”, “Still Loving You”, “The Zoo”, “Big City Nights”, “Is There Anybody There?”, “No One Like You”, “Sting In The Tail”, and many more -- all captured in High Definition.
 
Live In Munich 2012 is a fascinating look at one of rock music’s most engaging, potent and successful acts, which makes this an essential purchase for any Scorpions fan!
 
Scorpions are:
Rudolf Schenker (rhythm guitar, lead guitar, backing vocals)
Klaus Meine (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, percussion)
Matthias Jabs (lead guitar, rhythm guitar, backing vocals)
James Kottak (drums, backing vocals)
Pawel Maciwoda (bass, backing vocals)
 
 
Scorpions - Loving You Sunday Morning
 
Pre-order here:
 
 
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the world’s largest producer and distributor of music programming for TV, DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Media. Eagle produces quality HD programs, both concerts and documentaries, directly alongside artists including Imagine Dragons, Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, and Peter Gabriel. Eagle is a multiple Grammy® Award winner and has received numerous multi-platinum sales awards around the world. Eagle Vision is headquartered in London, and is a Universal Music Group company.
 
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Track Listing
1. Sting In The Tail 
2. Make It Real 
3. Is There Anybody There? 
4. The Zoo 
5. Coast To Coast 
6. Loving You Sunday Morning 
7. We'll Burn The Sky 
8. The Best Is Yet To Come 
9. Send Me An Angel 
10. Holiday 
11. Raised On Rock 
12. Tease Me Please Me 
13. Hit Between The Eyes 
14. Kottak Attack 
15. Blackout 
16. Big City Nights 
17. Still Loving You 
18. Wind Of Change 
19. No One Like You 
20. Rock You Like A Hurricane 
21. When The Smoke Is Going Down