Thursday, October 18, 2018

Greta Van Fleet's 'Anthem Of The Peaceful Army' - track-by-track review

On their latest episode, Robert Kinsler and TJR listen to the new Greta Van Fleet album Anthem Of The Peaceful Army and give their first reactions to each track. The album is set for release on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

2019 Experience Hendrix Tour w/ Billy Cox, Joe Satriani, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Johnson, more!

Super exciting news with the announcement that the Experience Hendrix Tour will be back in 2019! Read my glowing review of the Experience Hendrix tour stop on Oct. 10, 2014 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles here. I first caught the Experience Hendrix Tour in Dana Point in May 2011; read a review co-written with Ben Wener of that event here.

Experience Hendrix Tour to return in 2019 with Billy Cox, Joe Satriani, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Johnson and others!

2019 MARCH/APRIL TOUR WILL BE THE BIGGEST CELEBRATION TO DATE

The Experience Hendrix Tour, the critically acclaimed multi-artist celebration of Jimi Hendrix’s musical genius is returning in 2019 with its biggest ever tour--30 dates through the East Coast, South and Midwest. What began as a single show tribute at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2000 has blossomed into a full-fledged concert experience that has thrilled countless fans across the US.  The tour presents a host of great artists collaborating and interpreting Hendrix’s legendary songs as part of a powerhouse, three hour concert experience.

This latest edition of the much anticipated tour once again emphasizes the influence Hendrix has made on a diverse group of artists.  The concerts will bring together artists as disparate as guitar wizard Joe Satriani, blues great Taj Mahal, Ernie Isley and Dweezil Zappa.  Megadeath’s Dave Mustaine will make his Experience Hendrix Tour debut while mainstays such as Billy Cox, Jonny Lang, and Eric Johnson will also be on board for the expedition. The Experience Hendrix Tour offers fans a rare opportunity to see many highly regarded players performing together in a unique setting.

Eric Johnson performing at the Experience Hendrix Tour date in
Dana Point, CA, on May 21, 2011. Photo: Robert Kinsler
15-time Grammy Award nominee Joe Satriani will make his long-awaited return when the tour kicks off March 3 kickoff in Pompano Beach, FL. Notable for being the biggest-selling instrumental rock guitarist of all time, Satriani came to the forefront with the release of his 1987 solo album Surfing with the Alien. He has worked with Mick Jagger, Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, Blue Oyster Cult and the fabled Spinal Tap and is a member of rock super group Chickenfoot. In keeping with the spirit of the Experience Hendrix Tour, Satriani has formed an all star trio especially for the occasion, calling upon bassist and vocalist dUg Pinnick from King’s X, and prolific sideman Kenny Aronoff on drums to serve as his rhythm section.
Satriani commented, "The Experience Hendrix Tours are always so much fun. The camaraderie between all the musicians on the show is magical. I’m so excited to play some deep Hendrix tracks in a power trio setting with dUg Pinnick and Kenny Aronoff!!!”  

Originally the lead guitarist for Metallica, Dave Mustaine next founded Megadeth in 1983 and the group has earned a loyal, worldwide following.  The Southern California native can be considered an architect of the speed metal movement, which is one of many branches on the family tree of heavy, guitar-based music that can be traced back to Jimi Hendrix. With five platinum albums and one multi-platinum album under his belt, Mustaine and his sound are institutions in the rock world. The 2019 Experience Hendrix Tour will be his first.
Dave Mustaine expressed his excitement about being part of the tour. “Jimi Hendrix. The name that comes to my mind as one the ‘Premiere American Guitarists Of All Time.’ An Innovator, and legendary musician, I am beyond honored to do my part in this tribute to the immortal Jimi Hendrix, and want to thank [EH Tour producer] John McDermott for inviting me to play along such mind-blowing guitarists as Joe Satriani, and a personal favorite of mine, Eric Johnson. See you there!”

Mato Nanji of Indigenous performing in
Dana Point, CA, on May 21, 2011.
Photo: Robert Kinsler
Also hitting the road this time around will be Billy Cox, bassist for both Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys and the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Cox has been the backbone of the tour since its inception, providing a spiritual connection between the past and present. Two other artists who enjoyed friendships with Hendrix will also take part.  Blues legend Taj Mahal and guitar Ernie Isley each make a welcome return to the tour, as does the dynamic guitar and vocalist Jonny Lang, the legendary Eric Johnson, Cesar Rosas & David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, drummer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Chris Layton of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble fame as well as Calvin Cooke and Chuck Campbell, the “Sacred Steel” slide guitar masters known as The Slide Brothers, Mato Nanji of Indigenous and Henri Brown
"The tour is more than a series of concerts," said Janie Hendrix, CEO of  Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. “It's a celebration of a man whose amazing gift changed the face of music and informed an entire culture. His influences were varied and diverse. And this year we’re shining a light on that diversity with artists who represent it across cultures and who also share a love for Jimi and his music. It’s exciting to be able to honor Jimi’s enduring legacy in this way.”

The 2019 Experience Hendrix tour dovetails with the release this November 9 release of the Deluxe Edition box set of Electric Ladyland from Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. and Legacy Recordings in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Hendrix’s masterpiece.  It will be available as as either a 3CD/1 Blu-ray set or a 6LP/1 Blu-ray set, remastered by Bernie Grundman and including Electric Ladyland: The Early Takes, which presents demos and studio outtakes from this period in Hendrix’s career, plus a new 5.1 surround sound mix of the entire original album by Hendrix’s original engineer Eddie Kramer. Also included is Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live At the Hollywood Bowl 9/14/68 well as the feature length documentary At Last… The Beginning: The Making of Electric Ladyland.

It has also been announced that every pair of tickets purchased online for select Experience Hendrix Tour dates will come with a physical CD copy of Both Sides of the Sky. Heralded by Relix as “both a historically valuable document . . . and a treat musically,” Both Sides of the Sky is the third volume in a trilogy of albums intended to present the best and most significant unissued studio recordings remaining in Jimi Hendrix’s archive.

The 2019 Experience Hendrix Tour is sponsored by Youcisian, the popular online music instruction platform, along with Fender Musical Instruments, Dunlop, Hal Leonard, and Axe Heaven.
2019 Experience Hendrix Tour dates:
Mar 3               Pompano Beach, FL – Pompano Beach Amphitheater
Mar 4               Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
Mar 5               Melbourne, FL – King Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 6               Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
Mar 8               North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Mar 9               Atlanta, GA – The Fox Theatre-Atlanta
Mar 10             Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Mar 11             Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center
Mar 12             Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theater
Mar 14             Raleigh, NC – Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 15             Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
Mar 16             Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
Mar 17             Cincinnati, OH – The Taft Theatre
Mar 19             Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
Mar 20             Madison, WI – Overture Center for the Arts
Mar 21             Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
Mar 22             Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
Mar 23             Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
Mar 24             Charleston, WV – The Clay Center
Mar 26             Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
Mar 27             Bensalem, PA – Xcite Center at Parx Casino
Mar 28             Westbury, NY – Theatre At Westbury
Mar 29             Newark, NJ – New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Mar 30             Niagara Falls, NY – Seneca Niagara Casino
Apr 1               Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre
Apr 2               Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
Apr 3               Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
Apr 4               Lowell, MA – Lowell Memorial Auditorium
Apr 5               New Bedford, MA – Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 6               Wallingford, CT – Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theater




Stagecoach 2019 lineup announced: Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Jason Aldean, more!

The lineup for Stagecoach 2019 has been announced, and it looks to be another great one for fans of modern and classic country music, as well as lovers of roots and country rock. 

In addition to bona fide modern country favorites (Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt and Jason Aldean), there are always a wide-ranging field of interesting names on the bill including Tom Jones and Bret Michaels! The festival will be held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA, Friday-Sunday, April 26-28, 2019.

Passes for the three-day festival go on sale on Friday, October 19. For more information, visit stagecoach.com.





LOS ANGELES, CA – October 16, 2018 – Welcome to Stagecoach Country: where the party is in full swing, the grill is sizzling and your friends come together to dance. STAGECOACH returns this 2019 on Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28 for its 13th year at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, CA. American Idol judge Luke Bryan headlines Friday of the festival while constant chart-topper Sam Hunt leads Saturday and current three-time CMA nomineeJason Aldean closes out the party on Sunday. 

“I am so proud to present the Stagecoach 2019 lineup following our record breaking show last year,” says festival Talent Buyer Stacy Vee. “This line up is gigantic! Guy Fieri is coming back! We are going to make the site look even more incredible. The whole team is already working overtime to deliver an unforgettable experience from top to bottom.”

The 3-day event will also feature performances by Cole Swindell, Luke Combs, Old Dominion, Kane Brown, CAM, Lauren Alaina, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bret Michaels, Tom Jones and more. (Full lineup as of October 16 is below).

Guy’s Stagecoach Smokehouse is back this year with a new cast of the nation’s finest pit bosses alongside the most celebrated restaurants and BBQ vendors. Guy and friends will be showcasing their pits and rigs and offering taste tests to fans throughout the weekend with live demos. Stay tuned for the full food lineup.

“Just like everybody stands by waiting to hear the lineup for Stagecoach,” Fieri says in a quote to Entertainment Weekly about last year’s Stagecoach, “I want them standing by waiting to hear the lineup on who the barbecue badasses are, and that’s what we’re doing.” 

Returning to the festival this year is the SiriusXM Spotlight Stage, which will once again highlight today’s rising stars like Tyler Rich, Travis Denning, Mitchell Tenpenny and more. The Honkytonk Dance Hall also makes its return alongside the latest fan-favorite, Nikki Lane's Stage Stop Marketplace

High Class Hillbilly, owner and singer Nikki Lane hosts the Stage Stop Marketplace which highlights carefully curated artisans, vintage fashion and unique one-of-a-kind western wear. Cool down with a cocktail and a taste of Nashville while watching singers, songwriters and special guests on the allnew Stage Stop Horseshoe Stage

Car camping returns for 2019 with the added option to purchase Companion Camping Parking for additional vehicles. Revisit The Resort this season with full amenities like the internet café, charging stations, General Store, Supermarket Shuttles and on-site pedal cabs. These options and more will be available for purchase, with Travel Packages, Shuttles and the all new Safari Camping Experience available via Valley Music Travel.

Festival passes go on sale Friday, October 19 at 11 AM PDT at stagecoachfestival.com. 

Pass Prices:
3-Day General Admission $349
3-Day General Admission/Shuttle Combo $409
3-Day Corral Standing Pit $1,399
3-Day Corral C1 Reserved Seating $1,399
3-Day Corral C2 Reserved Seating $899
**Prices as of the October 19 sale

All taxes, domestic shipping and fees are included in listed ticket prices. Pay in full or choose the Stagecoach Payment Plan to pay up to four equal payments from October 19 through January.

Stagecoach:


The STAGECOACH 2019 line up (as of October 16th) is as follows:

Abby Anderson
Adam Hambrick
Ashley Monroe
Aubrie Sellers
Becca Mancari
Brandon Lay
Bret Michaels
CAM
Carlton Anderson
Charley Crockett
Cody Johnson
Cole Swindell
Cordovas
Danielle Bradbery
Dan Tyminski
Dawn Landes
Devin Dawson
Filmore
Jason Aldean
Jessie James Decker
Jimmie Allen
Joe Diffie
Jon Langston
Jordan Davis
Kane Brown
King Leg
LANCO
Lauren Alaina
Luke Bryan
Luke Combs
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Mark Chesnutt
Michael Ray
Mitchell Tenpenny
Old Dominion
Parker Millsap
Rachel Wammack
Rita Wilson
Ross Ellis
Ruby Boots
Russell Dickerson
Sam Hunt
Sammy Kershaw
Scotty McCreery
Smithfield
Terri Clark
The Wild Feathers
Tom Jones
Travis Denning
Tyler Rich
Whiskey Myers
Whitey Morgan
William Prince


STAGECOACH is produced by Goldenvoice.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Masters Showcased on Outstanding Collections

Whether you are a fan of classic or modern rock, singer-songwriter excellence, power pop or even popular songs of the 18th and 19th centuries, there are new releases that excite.



Artist: Elvis Costello & The Imposters
Title: Look Now (Concord Records)
You might like if you enjoy: Elvis Costello's "Imperial Bedroom," Joe Jackson, Burt Bacharach
Tell me more: Who knew Elvis Costello & The Imposters would be back and release one of the best albums of 2018? The proof comes via the glorious Look Now, Costello's first new album in five years (Wise Up Ghost, a collaboration with the Roots, was released in September 2013). Look Now most closely recalls Costello's 1982 Geoff Emerick-produced gem Imperial Bedroom and his masterful baroque pop collaboration with Burt Bacharach, 1998's Painted from Memory. Indeed, Bacharach has co-written and added his piano talents on several tracks on "Look Now," including the stirring title track and the poignant "Photographs Can Lie" (the latter featuring some of Costello's most affecting vocals in memory); elsewhere there are echoes of Memphis soul (the rousing "Burnt Sugar is So Bitter," a song he co-wrote with Carole King back in the '90s), Springsteen "Burn to Run"-era rock ("Unwanted Number") and even Philadelphia soul ("Suspect My Tears"). "Look Now" is co-produced by Costello and five-time Grammy winner Sebastian Krys. The stellar collection also proves to be an outstanding celebration of The Imposters (Steve Nieve, drummer Pete Thomas and bassist Davey Faragher). Elvis Costello & The Imposters are going on tour in support of the release of Look Now; you can catch them at the Anaheim House of Blues on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Information: ElvisCostello.com.



Artist: Echo & the Bunnymen
Title: The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon (BMG)
You might like if you enjoy: The Church, Echo & the Bunnymen
Tell me more: On their latest full-length album The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon English rockers Echo & the Bunnymen revisit and reinterpret more than a dozen of the band's most beloved songs. "The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon" comes as the band celebrates its 40th anniversary. Formed in Liverpool, England in 1978, the band is fronted by founding members Ian McCulloch (vocals, rhythm guitar) and Will Sergeant (lead guitar), Among the outstanding tracks featured on the set are the scintillating "Bring On the Dancing Horses," buoyant "Bedbugs & Ballyhoo," propulsive "The Cutter" and a haunting decidedly-sparse take on "The Killing Moon." While the versions on the new disc don't supplant the original versions, they do bring out fresh elements that make for essential listening for fans of the groundbreaking British band. New tracks that make their debut include the mystical rocker "The Somnambulist" and reflective "How Far?" Information: bunnymen.com.


Artist: Tom Petty
Title: An American Treasure (Reprise Records)
You might like if you enjoy: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch
Tell me more: Filled with previously-unreleased studio songs, live cuts and spellbinding alternate takes of beloved favorites taken from throughout his career, the aptly-titled An American Treasure' captures the singular sound that Tom Petty carved out over forty-plus years. The four-disc set is broken down by decade with cuts from the 1970s, '80s, '90s and 2000s featured. Things kick off with the Byrds-flavored "Surrender," recorded by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers in 1976. Listening to the track is to be instantly transported back to the exuberance of the ensemble's early days. Live performances of "Listen To Her Heart" (from April 1977), and "Anything That's Rock 'n' Roll and "Breakdown" (from a November 1977 set) also capture that spirit. The power of this collection thrills with each cut, and across the expansive set. The soulful "Lost in Your Eyes" (from 1975), power pop-meets-psychedelic album track "You and I Will Meet Again (1991), lush "Crawling Back To You (1994) and a live version of "Southern Accents" are among the super cuts on this 63-track collection. My favorite track is the previously-unreleased melodic rocker "Gainesville," an autobiographical track recorded in early 1998. Information: TomPetty.com.



Artists: Linda Thompson, Teddy Thompson, Colin Firth, Martha Wainwright, Jools Holland, more
Title: My Mother Doesn't Know I'm On The Stage (Omnivore Recordings)
You might like if you enjoy: Theater music of the 18th and 19th centuries, the Sherman Brothers
Tell me more: Over the years this writer has always enjoyed the experience of being introduced to musical styles developed from far-off places around the world as well as musical styles showcasing other times. That is especially true when the songs are as fun, literate and well performed as on Linda Thompson's My Mother Doesn't Know I'm On The Stage. Featuring Linda Thompson – who went by the name Linda Peters during the late '60s/early '70s British folk-rock scene  the collection is bolstered by a diverse and far-flung group of singers and musicians who bring the past to sonic life in 2018. There are a wide range of terrific songs on the set including the triumphant "I Might Learn to Love Him Later On (Tra-la-la-la)" featuring Linda Thompson, the wistful "London Heart" (sung by James Walbourne), the pensive "GoodBye Dolly Gray" (featuring Thompson) and the dramatic "My Mother Doesn't Know I'm On The Stage" (sung by Colin Firth). The melancholy of "Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?" (featuring Teddy Thompson) defies the ages with its timeless arc. All artists are donating all royalties earned by the album to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). "My Mother Doesn't Know I'm On The Stage" is a wonderful and inspired collection. Information: OmnivoreRecordings.com.


Artist: Ken Sharp
Title: Beauty in the Backseat
You might like if you enjoy: Matthew Sweet, Jeremy, Shoes 
Tell me more: Ken Sharp's fifth LP Beauty in the Backseat mixes up things in all the right ways, unabashed in terms of being forcefully melodic while fused with a heavy dose of Philly soul. Lead-off track "Rock Show" is a splendid mix of soulful gospels, power pop tunefulness, fuzzy guitar textures adorned with a great solo from KISS guitarist Ace Frehley. The driving melodic rocker "Mona Lisa Smile" is pure ear candy. Other sonic delights include the intoxicating "No One Seems to Stay Together Anymore," lovely "Closer" and racing "24 Hours a Day." Sharp is joined by another one of his heroes when Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Oates guests on "Philly Kind of Night." Sharp also pays tribute to several other musical heroes courtesy of the ambitious baroque pop "The Day That David Bowie" died and joyful "I Wanna Be David Cassidy." Information: Ken-Sharp.com.



Robert Kinsler


Saturday, October 13, 2018

Music Hugs Benefit Concert coming Sunday, Oct. 14; event to benefit K.I.N.D.

If you are in Southern California this weekend, check out a special event coming on Sunday to Long Beach. The letter from singer-songwriter Michelle Mangione has all the details...



Music Hugs Benefit Concert coming to Long Beach on Sunday, October 14, 2018

Michelle Mangione
Hi there -

A couple months ago, my pal and fellow songwriter Kelly Fitzgerald called me and said she was heartbroken because she had heard about children who were detained and separated from their loved ones at the border. She wanted do do "something" so she asked if I would help her organize a benefit concert. We did tons of research to find a reputable charity and finally found K.I.N.D., an organization which provides free social & legal services for the children. Then we started asking for support from everyone we met in our Long Beach community. 
We were met with amazing responses from other musicians, local businesses and just downright good people who all decided to put aside their political differences and make it about what it should be about: helping children who have no choice or resources. 

Now we are reaching out to our friends and families to invite you to join us. 

This event is about kids and kids are welcome. There will even be a performance by the Sage Hill Singers, an incredible high school choir! The concert will also feature a variety of songwriters and musicians as well as all sorts of opportunities to win fabulous prizes! You can win everything from guitars, to Disneyland tickets and everything in between.
There will be a suggested donation of $20 at the door. 100% of the proceeds go to K.I.N.D.  

I do hope you can join us.

Yours truly,

Michelle

Music Hugs Benefit Concert:
Sunday October 14th, 4-7pm  
the Gaslamp (food & drink)
6251 E. PCH, Long Beach, CA 90803


If you are unable to attend and want to donate, you can go to: donate.supportkind.org/musichugs
  

Michelle Mangione
Lindsey Buckingham is taking legal action and has sued Fleetwood Mac over his dismissal from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band. TJR and Robert Kinsler discuss the topic on a newly-posted episode:




Friday, October 12, 2018

Sights & Sounds:Elvis Costello, Young the Giant, Neil Diamond, Cold War Kids, Iron Maiden

Plenty and plenty of news in the music world! In addition to updates on Elvis Costello and Young the Giant (both artists have new releases out today!), there are announcements as it relates to Neil Diamond, Cold War Kids and Iron Maiden...


Elvis Costello releases new album 'Look Now' today on Concord Records


Elvis Costello has released Look Now, his first new album in five years and first with The Imposters since the 2008 release of Momofuku. Recorded in Hollywood, New York City and Vancouver, British Columbia, most of the new titles were written solely by Costello, although the album does feature co-writes with Burt Bacharach ("Don't Look Now," "Photographs Can Lie," "He's Given Me Things") and Carole King ("Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter").

Listen to ‘Look Now’: http://found.ee/ElvisCostello_LookNow

In advance of ‘Look Now,’ Elvis Costello discussed the album with Carole King in a historic artist-on-artist conversation for the New York Times:https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/09/arts/music/elvis-costello-carole-king.html
Costello also sat down with NPR’s All Things Considered to chat about this “uptown pop record” twenty years in the making:https://www.npr.org/2018/10/11/656195169/elvis-costello-doesnt-want-your-nostalgia-he-wants-you-to-look-now
Watch a video interview with Rolling Stone diving into the songwriting process behind the album’s “Under Lime”: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/elvis-costello-new-album-look-now-735312/

PRAISE FOR ‘LOOK NOW’:
“Sharp, sophisticated…effortlessly tuneful…the kind of wry, well-observed pop classicism that’s been the hallmark of his genius.” – Rolling Stone

“Costello has made a great cake of an album that doesn’t really sound much like any of the 30 before it.” – Variety

“These are very human songs with elegant melodies and arrangements… expertly applied in Costello’s superlative songwriting.” – Associated Press

“His deft pen provides sharp studies of romance and murky motives…lush, sophisticated pop.” – Billlboard 

“There are plenty of moments here reaffirming Costello’s position at the forefront of his generation’s most gifted composers.” – USA Today

“There’s a swanky, sophisticated cool coursing through ‘Look Now… an intricately detailed, meticulously crafted affair.” – Consequence of Sound


‘LOOK NOW’ Full Track-listing:

1. Under Lime
2. Don’t Look Now
3. Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter
4. Stripping Paper
5. Unwanted Number
6. I Let The Sun Go Down
7. Mr. & Mrs. Hush
8. Photographs Can Lie
9. Dishonor The Stars
10. Suspect My Tears
11. Why Won’t Heaven Help Me?
12. He’s Given Me Things

Deluxe Special Edition Tracks:

13. Isabelle In Tears
14. Adieu Paris (L’Envie Des Étoiles)
15. The Final Mrs. Curtain
16. You Shouldn’t Look At Me That Way

The band's "Look Now And Then ... It's Elvis Costello & The Imposters" tour will kick off this November in the United States. Find a full list of tour dates here: http://found.ee/ElvisCostello_tour


Capitol/UMe to release 'Neil Diamond  50TH Anniversary Collector's Edition' on November 30, 2018


Diamond Celebrates A Half-Century Of Music With A 6CD Retrospective
Featuring 115 Tracks, Hard Cover Book, Demos, Rarities
And 15 Previously Unreleased Tracks

On November 30, Capitol/UMe will celebrate a half-century of top-shelf music-making with the release of Neil Diamond’s 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition, a 6CD retrospective that spans the singer/songwriter’s entire storied career. This fully loaded collection contains 115 tracks overall set in a hard-cover book, featuring scores of Diamond’s most beloved hits alongside demos, rarities and 15 previously unreleased tracks.

Diamond’s unique connection with audiences the world over is evident all throughout the breadth of material presented on this box set. Witness the folk-rock reverie of “Solitary Man,” the unbridled exuberance of “Cherry Cherry,” the sweet acoustic twang of “Forever in Blue Jeans,” the pure Americana swing of “Kentucky Woman,” the eternal sing-along sunshine of “Sweet Caroline,” the raw emotionality of “I Am…I Said,” the welcoming arms of “America,” and the deeply expressive heartlight that’s on full display in his chart-topping duet with Barbra Streisand, “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” for just the tip of the iceberg of Diamond’s artistic achievements.

A full disc containing 12 unreleased songs, including recently unearthed gems such as “Sunflower,” (written and recently updated by Neil Diamond, originally recorded by Glen Campbell), “Before I Had a Dime” and  “C’est La Vie” a song that Neil co-wrote with friendGilbert BécaudMeanwhile, the original demos of two of Diamond’s most indelible tracks, “I Am…I Said” and “America,” give listeners further insight into the creative process behind a pair of his most iconic songs.

Throughout his illustrious and wide-ranging career, Neil Diamond has sold over 130 million albums worldwide and has dominated the charts for more than five decades with 38 Top 40 singles and 16 Top 10 albums. He has achieved record sales with 40 Gold albums, 21 Platinum albums, and 11 Multi-Platinum albums.

A Grammy Award-winning artist, Diamond is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall Of Fame, and has recently received The Johnny Mercer Award, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, three of the highest honors bestowed upon songwriters and artists. Diamond’s many other achievements include a Golden Globe Award, 13 Grammy nominations, ASCAP Film and Television Award, Billboard Icon Award, American Music Award and 2009’s NARAS’s MusiCares Person of the Year Award. In 2011, Diamond received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime of contributions to American culture.

For the past 50 years and counting, Neil Diamond has been on top of the winds of change in popular music every step of the way. Experience the triumphant drive of his career arc in full with this most inclusive 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition.

Preorder Neil Diamond’s 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition here: https://NeilDiamond.lnk.to/50CollectorsEdition


Neil Diamond 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTOR’S EDITION [6CD, Digital Download]

DISC ONE
  1. SOLITARY MAN – Mono
  2. CHERRY, CHERRY – Mono
  3. I GOT THE FEELIN’ (Oh No No) – Mono
  4. DO IT – Mono
  5. THE BOAT THAT I ROW – Mono
  6. YOU GOT TO ME – Mono
  7. GIRL, YOU’LL BE A WOMAN SOON – Mono
  8. I’M A BELIEVER – Mono
  9. THANK THE LORD FOR THE NIGHT TIME – Mono
  10. KENTUCKY WOMAN – Mono
  11. RED, RED WINE – Mono
  12. BROOKLYN ROADS
  13. GLORY ROAD
  14. HOLLY HOLY
  15. AND THE GRASS WON’T PAY NO MIND
  16. SHILO
  17. SUNDAY SUN
  18. BROTHER LOVE’S TRAVELLING SALVATION SHOW
  19. DIG IN
  20. SWEET CAROLINE
  21. CRACKLIN’ ROSIE
  22. SOOLAIMON
  23. CRUNCHY GRANOLA SUITE
  24. LORDY (Live)

DISC TWO
  1. I AM…I SAID* – Original Demo
  2. I AM…I SAID
  3. DONE TOO SOON
  4. STONES
  5. MORNINGSIDE
  6. PLAY ME
  7. WALK ON WATER
  8. LONELY LOOKING SKY
  9. SKYBIRD
  10. BE
  11. I’VE BEEN THIS WAY BEFORE
  12. THE LAST PICASSO
  13. ROSEMARY’S WINE
  14. SONG SUNG BLUE
  15. LONGFELLOW SERENADE
  16. THE GIFT OF SONG
  17. BEAUTIFUL NOISE
  18. JUNGLETIME
  19. LADY-OH
  20. STREET LIFE
  21. SIGNS
  22. SURVIVING THE LIFE
  23. STARGAZER
  24. IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN

DISC THREE
  1. DRY YOUR EYES
  2. DESIRÉE
  3. ONCE IN A WHILE
  4. I’M GLAD YOU’RE HERE WITH ME TONIGHT
  5. AMERICA* – Original Demo
  6. AMERICA
  7. HELLO AGAIN
  8. LOVE ON THE ROCKS
  9. AMAZED AND CONFUSED
  10. SONGS OF LIFE
  11. YESTERDAY’S SONGS
  12. I’M ALIVE
  13. HEARTLIGHT
  14. ON THE WAY TO THE SKY
  15. HEADED FOR THE FUTURE
  16. YOU DON’T BRING ME FLOWERS – Duet with Barbra Streisand
  17. FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS
  18. SEPTEMBER MORN

DISC FOUR
  1. THE STORY OF MY LIFE
  2. IT’S A TRIP (Go For The Moon)
  3. HOOKED ON THE MEMORY OF YOU
  4. BABY CAN I HOLD YOU* – Live in Dublin R.D.S. 1989
  5. HARD TIME FOR LOVERS
  6. ALL I REALLY NEED IS YOU
  7. IF THERE WERE NO DREAMS
  8. SOMEONE WHO BELIEVES IN YOU
  9. THE WAY
  10. ONE GOOD LOVE – Duet with Waylon Jennings
  11. BLUE HIGHWAY – Featuring Chet Atkins
  12. OPEN WIDE THESE PRISON DOORS
  13. EVERYBODY
  14. NO LIMIT
  15. I HAVEN’T PLAYED THIS SONG IN YEARS
  16. YOU ARE THE BEST PART OF ME
  17. DELIRIOUS LOVE
  18. I BELIEVE IN HAPPY ENDINGS
  19. MAN OF GOD
  20. WE

DISC FIVE
  1. I’M ON TO YOU
  2. WHAT’S IT GONNA BE
  3. SAVE ME A SATURDAY NIGHT
  4. CAPTAIN OF A SHIPWRECK
  5. ANOTHER DAY (THAT TIME FORGOT) – Duet with Natalie Maines
  6. DON’T GO THERE
  7. HOME BEFORE DARK
  8. FORGOTTEN
  9. PRETTY AMAZING GRACE
  10. MELODY ROAD
  11. NOTHING BUT A HEARTACHE
  12. SOMETHING BLUE
  13. IN BETTER DAYS
  14. SEONGAH AND JIMMY
  15. SUNNY DISPOSITION
  16. THE ART OF LOVE
  17. HELL YEAH

DISC SIX
  1. SUNFLOWER*
  2. C’EST LA VIE*
  3. GIRLS GO FISHIN’*
  4. MAYBE*
  5. CARIBBEAN CRUISE*
  6. YOU ARE*
  7. EASY (TO BE IN LOVE)*
  8. BEFORE I HAD A DIME*
  9. THE BALLAD OF SAVING SILVERMAN*
  10. IT DON’T SEEM LIKELY*
  11. LONG NIGHTS, HOLD ON*
  12. MOONLIGHT RIDER*

*Previously Unreleased




Young the Giant release new full-length album 'Mirror Master' today; features introspective new single "Superposition"

STREAM/BUY MIRROR MASTER:
https://lnk.to/mirrormaster

WATCH RECENT PERFORMANCES ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!:
"Superposition": https://youtu.be/Fjw2n8-jpL0
 "Simplify": https://youtu.be/X8yCT19yRJM


Today, Young the Giant return with their newest full-length album Mirror Master via Elektra Records, which includes the recently shared tracks "Simplify" and "Call Me Back", along with the musing, buzzworthy new single "Superposition". Mirror Master is available to stream or purchase athttps://lnk.to/mirrormaster.
Last week, Young the Giant delivered "soaring" (Billboard) performances of "Superposition" and "Simplify" on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and earlier this summer they also appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, with a powerful rendition of "Simplify".
Describing the overall thesis for Mirror Master, vocalist Sameer Gadhia explains, "Within one single day, we're all so many different people. Especially with the use of social media, we're not just living in the now-we're living on several different timelines simultaneously. A lot of the album came from thinking about how we have all these separations within ourselves that allow us to go about our day. At a time when everyone wants to put each other in a box-culturally, socially, musically-we wanted to show that there are a multitude of reflections inside everything. We don't have to be a certain thing; we can contradict ourselves and show all these different sides of who we are."
Since the band's 2010 inception, Young the Giant has made a name for itself in rock as the 'thinking man's band,' winning over fans, radio, and press with their incendiary live shows, strong musicianship, and poignant lyrics. Following 2016's critically-acclaimed Home of the StrangeMirror Master promises to continue ascending into consciousness, though this time with a heavy focus on personal self-awareness and growth.
Mirror Master finds Young the Giant in a transitional period for America, not only as a culture (for their former album Home of the Strange, NPR's Alisa Chang had an in-depth conversation with Gadhia about the 'modern immigration story', available to read here), but also technologically. The band members have become increasingly aware of society's attachment to social media, cellphones, and elevated, sometimes fabricated, self-portrayals on the internet.
With the new album, the band forgoes the technological obsession and, in an almost meditative way, examines one's relationship with the "self" to instead express a genuine identity.
"Something we want to get across with the album is the idea of taking authorship of your life," continues Gadhia. "Even though it may all be an illusion, there's solace in that illusion. Because if you have control of anything at all, it's your own reflection, how you treat people and how you walk through this life. So if you're an Indian kid and your parents want you to be a doctor or lawyer or engineer, and you just want to make music with your friends, then do that. Don't let people feed you what they want you to think. Do what makes you happy, and realize and that all is good and all is horrible, and everything else in between."
Young the Giant is composed of Gadhia (vocals), Jacob Tilley (guitar), Eric Cannata (guitar/vocals), Payam Doostzadeh (bass), and Francois Comtois (drums/vocals). They are on tour this fall across the US with LIGHTS as main support. For more information and concert tickets, visit youngthegiant.com.


MIRROR MASTER TRACKLISTING:
1) Superposition
2) Simplify
3) Call Me Back
4) Heat of the Summer
5) Oblivion
6) Darkest Shade of Blue
7) Brother's Keeper
8) Glory
9) Tightrope
10) Panoramic Girl
11) You + I
12) Mirror Master

To see Young the Giant's upcoming fall tour dates and get concert tickets visit youngthegiant.com/tour.


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Cold War Kids to release double disc career-spanning anthology, 'This Will All Blow Over In Time,' collecting together all of their radio singles and an assortment of rare and unreleased tracks


PRE-ORDER LAUNCHES TODAY WITH INSTANT GRAT DOWNLOAD OF UNRELEASED LIVE SONG “VACATION IN CHICAGO”


In their impressive, steadily rising career, soulful, blues-tinted rockers Cold War Kids have proven to be one of the most prolific commercially successful bands around. Never ones to rest, from the beginning they’ve utilized all manners of getting their music out to their fans, releasing a steady stream of EPs and digital singles between their full-length studio albums. As they peer over the horizon at their 15-year anniversary next year and reflect on how far they’ve come since forming in Southern California’s burgeoning indie rock scene in 2004, the band, now signed to Capitol Records, has collected together all of their radio singles spanning their tenure on Downtown Records from 2005 to 2015 along with some of their best unreleased and rare tracks for a double disc collection titled This Will All Blow Over In Time. The anthology will be released December 7 via Downtown Records/UMe on 2CD and digital with a double LP on translucent yellow vinyl to follow in February. The pre-order kicked off today with an instant grat download of the unreleased track “Vacation In Chicago,” a live version of fan favorite “We Used To Vacation, appropriately recorded in Chicago. Pre-order This Will All Blow Over In Time now: https://UMe.lnk.to/ColdWarKids

Led by rousing frontman Nathan Willett (vocals/piano/guitar), Cold War Kids exploded onto the national spotlight in 2006 with their first single, “Hang Me Up To Dry,” which led to appearances on “Letterman” and “Conan” and prompted RollingStone to dub it one of “The 100 Best Songs Of The Year,” enthusing: “Indie rock with a little sex: Nathan Willett howls like a country bluesman as the other three Kids elbow their way through a mess of art-damaged funk.” Originally released on their third independently released EP Up In Rags, the song was included on the band’s breakout debut full-length Robbers & Cowards along with fellow radio hits “We Used To Vacation” and “Hospital Beds.” This Will All Blow Over In Timeincludes these songs as well as all their radio singles from their first five records.

Sequenced in chronological order from year of full-length album release, the first half of the retrospective, aptly titled Singles Worked At Radio, ranges from the soulful urgency of tracks “I’ve Seen Enough” and “Something Is Not Right With Me,” from Loyalty to Loyaltythe band’s first album to reach the top 50 on the Billboard 200, to “Louder Than Ever” and “Royal Blue” from 2011’s bigger and bolder Jacquire King-produced Mine Is Yours, to the funky, anthemic “Audience Of One” from their 2009 EP Behave Yourself, to the driving piano stomper “Miracle Mile, their fifth top 40 hot in Billboard’s Alternative Songs chartand the electro-tinged “Lost That Easy” from 2013’s Dear Miss Lonelyhearts.Their final record for Downtown, 2014’s Hold My Home, is represented with the infectious, dramatic rocker “All This Could Be Yours” and the clap-along anthem “First,” which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart earning the band their highest charting single which has since been certified Gold.

Titled Songs From All Over The Place, the second half brings together an exciting mix of 11 unreleased songs and rarities to give a fuller picture of the band’s eclectic and prolific output over the last decade and a half. Kicking off with the aforementioned “Vacation In Chicago,” it includes the demo for “First,” a cover of Nick Cave’s Opium Tea,” previously only available to stream online only, and “Goodnight Tennessee,” originally released as an iTunes bonus track for Mine Is YoursSome of the many other highlights include the dubby remake of “Minimum Day” titled Minimum Mistake,”produced by the late Richard Swift and originally only available as a download, “Coffee Spoon,” a standout from their seventh EP Behave Yourself, and “In Harmony In Silver” and “Quiet Please” from their long-out-of-print debut EP Mulberry Street released in 2005 on Monarchy Music. The set closes with “Fashionable,” a sprawling track released on the deluxe edition of Mine Is Yours.

This Will All Blow Over Time serves as both the first collection of the band’s many hits and a gift to longtime fans who will revel in the unreleased songs and rare tracks from their hard to find early releases. It also chronicles the band’s trajectory and showcases their continued artistic evolution as they get ready to celebrate a milestone anniversary.

This Will All Blow Over In Time Track Listing

Disc 1 – Singles Worked At Radio
1. Hang Me Up To Dry
2. We Used To Vacation
3. Hospital Beds
4. I’ve Seen Enough
5. Something Is Not Right With Me
6. Louder Than Ever
7. Royal Blue
8. Audience of One
9. Miracle Mile
10. Lost That Easy
11. All This Could Be Yours
12. First

Disc 2 – Songs From All Over The Place
1. Vacation In Chicago
2. First (Demo)
3. Opium Tea
4. Goodnight Tennessee
5. Coffee Spoon
6. Minimum Mistake
7. In Harmony In Silver
8. Quiet, Please
9. Expensive Tastes
10. Romance Languages #1
11. Fashionable





Iron Maiden's 'The Studio Collection  Remastered'
  
Band's acclaimed remasters get the CD Digipak treatment


BMG will continue their reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalog with The Studio Collection – Remasteredcovering the band’s sixteen-strong studio albums across their career to date.

Following on from 2014/2017’s black vinyl releases and 2015’s Mastered for iTunesproject, The Studio Collection – Remastered will be released on the Digipak CD format, with the track listing matching the original U.K. releases. The recordings are taken from the same remasters as the 2015 hi-res digital releases. The albums will be released chronologically in batches of four, across a nine-month period superseding the previously available studio catalog and all titles will also be made available on streaming platforms. As a bonus for collectors, one CD from each batch of releases will also be optionally available in a specially artworked box featuring a 1:24 scale figurine and exclusive patch. In the November 16thbatch, this will be The Number Of The Beast

Maiden founder member and bassist Steve Harris says, “We’ve wanted to revisit these for a long time and I was delighted with the remastering we did in 2015. I thought it was the best that our albums have ever sounded and it was only right that we made them available on CD now too.”

All four albums in this first batch are available for pre-order now from https://666.ironmaiden.com/music.   

1st batch: November 16th
Iron MaidenKillersThe Number Of The Beast (option of standard or collectors boxset edition including TNOTB Eddie figurine and patch) / Piece Of Mind

2nd batch: Feb 2019 date TBC
PowerslaveSomewhere In Time(standard/collectors) / Seventh Son Of A Seventh SonNo Prayer For The Dying

3rd batch April 2019 date TBC
Fear Of The Dark (standard/collectors) / The X FactorVirtual XIBrave New World 

4th batch June 2019 date TBC
Dance Of DeathA Matter Of Life And Death(standard/collectors) / The Final FrontierThe Book Of Souls*

*not remastered but appearing in Digipak for the first time 

IRON MAIDEN recently completed the first leg of their Legacy Of The Beast tour, playing sold-out stadium, arena and headline festival shows across Europe to over 750,000 fans. The tour, which was hailed by fans and media alike as the must-see show of the summer, will continue into 2019 with a headline show at Brazil’s Rock In Rio festival recently announced and more dates to follow. See www.ironmaiden.com for updates.
   

The Number of the Beast - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J34NSW8
The Number of the Beast Deluxe - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JVF7R6X