Monday, August 08, 2011

Sights and Sounds: The Hollies, Peter Gabriel, Hurricane Bells

Wow! Lots of big news to share about a wealth of new commercial releases on the way. In the wake of Eagle Rock Entertainment's recent announcement about a number of exciting releases and/or reissues from the likes of The Monkees, Paul Rodgers, Counting Crows and many more, comes news about upcoming releases on CD, DVD and/or Blu-ray (and even 3D!!) featuring Peter Gabriel, The Hollies and others. Read on...

Peter Gabriel's 'New Blood Live In London' multi-format release marking Eagle Rock Entertainment’s debut

Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the October 25, 2011 release of the stunning Peter Gabriel concert film New Blood Live In London. This show was filmed in high definition 3D and is available on multiple formats: the triple-pack 3D release [contains the 3D Blu-ray, regular Blu-ray and DVD versions – MSRP $34.98] regular Blu-ray [MSRP $19.98] and standard DVD [MSRP $14.98]. A deluxe limited edition [MSRP TBA] comes as an 11.5” square 60-page hardback photo book containing the live DVD and Blu-ray, the CD of the New Blood studio album and an exclusive CD of live tracks from the show.

This visual release compliments the release of the New Blood studio album by EMI on October 11, 2011 and the 3D version will be released in cinemas in September. New Blood features many classic tracks including “Biko”, “Red Rain”, “Solsbury Hill”, “Don’t Give Up”, “Blood Of Eden”, “The Rhythm Of The Heat”, “Mercy Street”, “Intruder” and more [Pre-book Order Date September 30]

Filmed in high definition 3D at Hammersmith Apollo in March of this year, New Blood – Live In London in three dimensions captures Peter Gabriel performing live with the 46-piece New Blood Orchestra. The repertoire mixes cover versions from his Scratch My Back album with classic tracks from across his solo career in brand new orchestral arrangements. Gabriel is a renowned live performer and his onstage charisma and instantly recognizable voice combine brilliantly with the orchestral sound palette to breath a new sense of wonder into familiar songs. As you would expect the concert is also a visual feast, with graphics, animation and imagery blending to enhance and illustrate the music.

With the Bonus Feature section (Blu-ray & DVD only) offering the feature “Blood Donors” – the story behind the project including an interview with Peter Gabriel – New Blood Live In London is a landmark release both for Peter Gabriel and indeed for Eagle. Unmissable.


1) Intruder

2) Wallflower

3) The Boy In The Bubble

4) Après Moi

) The Drop

6) Washing Of The Water*

7) The Book Of Love

8) Darkness

9) The Power Of The Heart

10) Biko

11) San Jacinto

12) Digging In The Dirt

13) Signal To Noise

14) Downside Up

15) Mercy Street

16) The Rhythm Of The Heat

17) Blood Of Eden

18) Red Rain

19) Solsbury Hill

20) In Your Eyes

21) Don’t Give Up

22) The Nest That Sailed The Sky

* Not on 3D version

Eagle Rock Entertainment is an international media production and distribution company operating across audiovisual entertainment programming. Eagle Rock Entertainment works directly alongside talent to produce the highest quality programming output covering film, general entertainment and musical performance. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices based in London, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Hamburg, & Paris.



Eagle Rock Entertainment and Reelin’ In The Years Productions announce the October 4, 2011 worldwide release of The Hollies: Look Through Any Window 1963 – 1975 on DVD [Pre-book Order Date September 9, MSRP $14.98]. Issued with the full cooperation of The Hollies, this is the first official documentary film of the legendary British group known for its classic songs and brilliant vocals.

The film includes 22 full-length performances sourced from television appearances filmed at the time the songs were hitting the charts for the first time. Between performances, original band members Graham Nash, Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks and Bobby Elliott share the history of one of the most beloved groups of the 1960s. Starting with Graham and Allan reminiscing about singing together as young schoolboys and culminating in the group’s last major hit in 1975, the film features over two hours of interviews and music. As a testament to their legacy, The Hollies were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in March 2010.

The Hollies: Look Through Any Window 1963 – 1975 [MSPR $14.98] features all of the band’s beloved hits including rocking performances of “Bus Stop” and “Stop Stop Stop” from 1967 and “Look Through Any Window” and “I Can’t Let Go” from 1966. Also included is a great 1968 performance of “Dear Eloise”, a 1966 rendition of UK chart-topper “I’m Alive” and newly discovered versions of “Jennifer Eccles” and “Carrie Anne” from the 1968 Spilt Festival in Yugoslavia. Of special note is 10 minutes of footage of the band shot in early 1967 at the Abbey Road Studios recording session for their world-wide hit “On A Carousel.” The segment includes astonishing footage of Graham, Allan and Tony recording their lead and backing vocals, heard “naked,” without the instrumental track. Also featured in the film are performances by the Hollies from the “post-Graham Nash era,” featuring Terry Sylvester, and including the worldwide chart-toppers “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother,” “Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)” and a beautiful version of their last Top 10 hit “The Air That I Breathe”. In addition, the film features never-before-seen home movies of the group on tour in the ‘60s in America, Europe and Japan and backstage at television appearances, providing a rare glimpse of their offstage lives.

For The Hollies: Look Through Any Window 1963 – 1975 film every effort has been made to locate the best possible sound and video; each of the performances has been re-transferred and re-mastered from the best-quality, original masters (some having rested in storage vaults for almost 50 years). In the case of lip-sync performances, the original stereo master recordings have been used, replacing the mono broadcast sound and making for a much more enjoyable viewing and listening experience. The DVD also features an informative booklet with an extensive essay by former Rolling Stone editor and award-winning writer, Ben Fong-Torres, including rare photographs and memorabilia.

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On September 22, 2011 the film will have its world-wide premiere at the American Cinematheque’s Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, Calif., home to many of prestigious cinematic events and panel discussions with noted filmmakers including James Cameron, Clint Eastwood and Darren Aronofsky.

Graham Nash and Allan Clarke, along with the producers, will take part in a panel discussion immediately following the screening.

The Hollies: Look Through Any Window 1963 – 1975 is the latest release in the acclaimed British Invasion DVD Series. The previous four releases, Small Faces: All Or Nothing 1965 – 1968, Dusty Springfield: Once Upon A Time 1964 – 1969, Herman’s Hermits: Listen People 1964 – 1969 and Gerry & The Pacemakers: It’s Gonna Be All Right 1963 – 1965 all garnered rave reviews from critics and fans alike.

Reelin’ In the Years has produced some of the most highly-regarded anthology DVD series in music history including the four-volume, GRAMMY-nominated American Folk Blues Festival series, the multi-platinum selling Definitive Motown series (Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles), The British Invasion series and the award-winning Jazz Icons series. This fall will also see the release of Ray Charles – Live In France 1961 and six new titles in Volume 5 of the Jazz Icons series, bringing the total number of titles in the series to thirty-six.

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Hurricane Bells has announced that their sophomore album Tides and Tales will be released October 25, 2011 via band architect Steve Schiltz's own Invisible Brigades label.

Tides and Tales is an immediate, compelling 12-song collection that ranges from effortlessly catchy (the chiming power pop of "The Ghost Of Her"; the fuzzy guitar-laced "House On Fire") to quietly haunting and beautiful (the gentle "Blue Blue Moon"; the lilting "Before I'm Gone"; the heart-rending "Flowers In The Dirt") to propulsive and soaring (the dynamic "Possibilities", the driving "Let's Go"). As with Hurricane Bells' debut Tonight Is The Ghost, the album was produced and mixed entirely by Schiltz (longtime front man of Longwave), at his Olé Recording studio in Queens, NY, last fall. This time, however, he recorded the tracks with the help of a few friends, including Ashen Keilyn (Scout), a Hurricane Bells touring mainstay; Justin Furstenfeld (Blue October); and Christian Bongers (bass) and Colin Brooks (drums), who round out the Hurricane Bells live band.

In early June, Hurricane Bells launched a PledgeMusic campaign to support the completion of Tides and Tales. The campaign will remain underway for another three weeks and the funds raised will directly contribute to the manufacturing, touring and promotion of the album. Multiple incentives are being offered to fans for pledging, including exclusive vinyl, signed CDs and t-shirts, and a house concert by the band, among many others. Hurricane Bells will also donate a portion of all PledgeMusic campaign proceeds to the nonprofit Education Through Music ( For more information and to view a full list of pledge incentives, please visit:

Hurricane Bells will play a number of hometown New York City shows over the next two months: August 30, 2011 supporting Robbers On High Street at Brooklyn Bowl; a solo acoustic show September 30 at CULTUREFix with Jimmy Gnecco from Ours; and October 27 at the Mercury Lounge for a record release show. A full itinerary is below and more touring news will be announced soon.

Tides and Tales track listing:

1.I've Got A Second Chance
3.The Ghost Of Her
4.Blue Blue Moon
5.Hours Like Days
6.Piano Stunt
7.Let's Go
8.House On Fire
9.Before I'm Gone
10. If This Night Is Over
11. Flowers In The Dirt
12. The Hunger Moon

Hurricane Bells tour dates:





* supporting Nicole Atkins and the Black Sea

# supporting Robbers On High Street

^ supporting Jimmy Gnecco (Ours)

% Luke Rathborne supports

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