Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Sights and Sounds: Jethro Tull, Queen, Queen V, Rusty Anderson

Lots of exciting news related to anticipated releases is featured in this longer-than-usual post.

~4DVD SET OUT JUNE 25, 2013~
Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the issue on June 25, 2013 of Jethro Tull set Around The World Live.  This Book + 4 Music DVD set comes in deluxe hardback packaging for Jethro Tull collectors and contains a wealth of previously unreleased material.  The release features performances of classic tracks including: “Aqualung,” “Cross-eyed Mary,” “Living In The Past,” “Too Old To Rock’n’Roll, Too Young To Die,” “Orion,” “Minstrel In The Gallery,” “Heavy Horses,” “Thick As A Brick,” “Nothing Is Easy,” “Budapest,” “Life Is A Long Song,” and many more. 
This superb set pulls together material from Jethro Tull concerts across their career and filmed at some of their many stopovers around the globe. It reaches back as far as the legendary Isle Of Wight Festival in 1970 and as recently as the Estival in Lugano, Switzerland in 2005. Much of the material is previously unreleased. The set is packaged in a 19cm x 14cm 32 page hardback book with 2 discs in each inside cover. Disc 3 of Around The World Live offers an insightful interview with Ian Anderson from the Hilversum 1999 session.
The book contains photos from Ian Anderson’s personal archive and a text on all the different shows by Joel McIverAround The World Live charts Jethro Tull’s ever evolving music through blues to rock to folk to electronica with a frequently changing line-up anchored by the ever present frontman Ian Anderson.
Around The World Live charts the global success of one of rock’s favorite acts. Highlighting the band’s illustrious career and phenomenal concerts, this is treasure trove of Jethro Tull material.
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Isle Of Wight, England, 1970:
1) My Sunday Feeling   2) My God
Line-Up: Ian Anderson – vocals, flute, guitar; Martin Barre – guitar; Clive Bunker – drums; Glenn Cornick – bass; John Evan – keyboards
Tampa, Florida, USA, 1976:
1) Quartet (intro)   2) Thick As A Brick   3) Wond’ring Aloud   4) Crazed Institution   5) Barre (instrumental) / Drum Solo   6) Medley: To Cry You A Song / A New Day Yesterday / Bourée / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen   7) Living In The Past / Thick As A Brick   8) A New Day Yesterday (reprise)   9) Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll, Too Young To Die   10) Minstrel In The Gallery   11) Extract from Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 (Molto Vivace)
Line-Up: Ian Anderson – vocals, flute, guitar; Barriemore Barlow – drums; Martin Barre – guitar; John Evan – keyboards; John Glascock – bass
Munich, Germany, 1980:
1) Aqualung   2) Dark Ages   3) Home   4) Orion   5) Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll, Too Young To Die   6) Cross-eyed Mary   7) Minstrel In The Gallery   8) Locomotive Breath   9) Dambusters March
Line-Up: Ian Anderson – vocals, flute, guitar; Barriemore Barlow – drums; Martin Barre – guitar; John Evan – keyboards; David Palmer – keyboards; Dave Pegg - bass
Dortmund, Germany, 1982:
1) Pussy Willow   2) Heavy Horses
Line-up: Ian Anderson – vocals, flute, guitar; Martin Barre – guitar; Gerry Conway – drums; Dave Pegg – bass; Peter Vettese – keyboards
Loreley, Germany, 1986:
1) Black Sunday
Line-up: Ian Anderson – vocals, flute, guitar; Martin Barre – guitar; Dave Pegg – bass; Doane Perry – drums; Peter Vettese – keyboards
Santiago, Chile, 1996:
1) Roots To Branches   2) Rare And Precious Chain   3) Thick As A Brick   4) In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff   5) Dangerous Veils   6) Aqualung / Aquadiddly   7) Nothing Is Easy   8) Bourée   9) In The Moneylenders’ Temple   10) My God   11) Locomotive Breath
Hilversum, Holland, 1999:
1) Some Day The Sun Won’t Shine For You   2) Thick As A Break   3) Locomotive Breath   4) The Secret Language Of Birds   5) Dot Com   6) Fat Man   7) Bourée   8) In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff
London, England, 2001:
1) Cross-eyed Mary   2) Hunt By Numbers   3) My Sunday Feeling
Montreux, Switzerland, 2003:
1) Some Day The Sun Won’t Shine For You   2) Life Is A Long Song   3) Living In The Past
Lugano, Switzerland, 2005:
1) Aqualung Intro   2) For A Thousand Mothers   3) Nothing Is Easy   4) Jack In The Green   5) Serenade To A Cuckoo   6) Beggar’s Farm   7) Boris Dancing   8) Weathercock   9) We Five Kings   10) Up To Me   11) Bourée   12) Mother Goose   13) Empty Café   14) Farm On The Freeway   15) Hymn 43   16) A New Day Yesterday   17) Budapest   18) Aqualung   19) Locomotive Breath   20) Protect And Survive   21) Cheerio
Line-up (1996 / 1999 / 2001 / 2003 / 2005):
Ian Anderson – vocals, flute, guitar; Martin Barre – guitar; Andy Giddings – keyboards; Jonathan Noyce – bass; Doane Perry - drums

~MAY 21, 2013~
“We hadn’t seen the footage for years, but when we looked at it we couldn’t believe how good it was. We were on fire”.  
-Roger Taylor
June 5, 1982. Queen take the stage at England’s Milton Keynes Bowl, as part of the Hot Space Tour. Magic ensues.
On May 21, 2013, Eagle Rock Entertainment will re-issue Queen On Fire: Live at the Bowl on 2DVD and Digital Video.
In 1982, Queen (Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon) was, truly, on fire, playing more than 60 sell-out concerts in the world’s biggest arenas. Of course, the members of Queen were masters of arena rock, a craft they put to good use when they came to play this giant outdoor venue, as captured on Queen On Fire: Live At The Bowl.
170 minutes deep, this two-disc set has been extensively restored from the original sound and footage. Disc 1 presents the performance in its entirety, filmed by Gavin Taylor. “Flash,” “Somebody To Love,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Are The Champions,” and two versions of “We Will Rock You” are just part of the electrifying set list.
Disc 2 features a wealth of bonus material, including interviews, a photo gallery, and bonus performances at Tokyo’s Seibu Stadium (November 3, 1982) and Vienna’s Stadthalle (May 12, 1982). The interviews encompassed are a behind-the-scenes look at Milton Keynes as the crew preps the massive stage show, a chat with Freddie Mercury in Munich on during the European leg of the Hot Space tour, and an interview with Brian May and Roger Taylor.
With over three hours of material, On Fire: Live At The Bowl promises to set Queen fans ablaze.
Track Listing
Disc 1
1.) Flash
2.) The Hero
3.) We Will Rock You (Fast)
4.) Action This Day
5.) Play The Game
6.) Staying Power
7.) Somebody To Love
8.) Now I’m Here
9.) Dragon Attack
10.) Now I’m Here (Reprise)
11.) Love Of My Life
12.) Save Me
13.) Back Chat
14.) Get Down Make Love
15.) Guitar Solo
16.) Under Pressure
17.) Fat Bottomed Girls
18.) Crazy Little Thing Called Love
19.) Bohemian Rhapsody
20.) Tie Your Mother Down
21.) Another One Bites The Dust
22.) Sheer Heart Attack
23.) We Will Rock You
24.) We Are The Champions
25.) God Save The Queen
Disc 2
Backstage Interview – Behind the scenes footage at Milton Keynes as the crew put the finishing touches to the massive stage.  Includes interviews filmed on the day with Brian May and Roger Taylor.
Freddie interview. Filmed in Munich during the European leg of the 1982 Hot Space tour, Freddie talks about the Queen live show, and reflects on the band’s first ten years together.
Brian and Roger Interview. Also filmed in Munich. Brian and Roger discuss the Hot Space album and tour as well as revealing why the band are still together after ten years.
Tour Highlights
Seibu Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - November 3, 1982
   Flash / The Hero
   Now I’m Here
   Put Out The Fire
   Dragon Attack
   Now I’m Here (Reprise)
   Crazy Little Thing Called Love
   Teo Torriatte (note: only ever performed in Japan)
Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria - May 12, 1982
   Another One Bites The Dust
   We Will Rock You
   We Are The Champions
   God Save The Queen
Photo Gallery

The rock world will bow down to Queen V on June 25 when Royal Noise Records releases The Decade Of Queen V.
Filled with one blistering hard rocker after another, featuring the tough yet soulful, passionate and empowered vocals of Queen V, backed by an army of guitar slingers (including herself), The Decade of Queen V encompasses her recorded output from 2005 to 2013.
“Calling myself Queen V was a way to challenge myself to really raise the game and try to hold my own with the people who I respect so much: bands like Queen, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, The Pretenders, Led Zeppelin, and David Bowie. And, of course, being a female rocker, there are inherent challenges as rock is a bit of a boy’s club…but I definitely like to hang out and hold my own with the fellas,” she says.
The album opens with “Revolution Baby” (2009) where Queen V snarls “if you think you own me, go to hell,” complete with a Led Zeppelin-styled blues-harp by Jon Paris, and ends with “Wasted” (2009), an anthem-for-the-ages co-written by Motorhead’s Lemmy who shares vocal duties with V.
Other highlights on the album include the brand new “Cry Your Eyes Out,” the gutsy “My Machine (2009), which features a burning lead guitar solo by Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), and the deeply moving “Right Or Wrong” (2005). The 11 tracks on The Decade Of Queen V show that V is not only a fierce Rock ‘N’ Roll siren, but also a nuanced and varied songwriter, able to traverse a diverse range of emotions.
This collection of songs spanning Queen V’s career are solid, strong, and powerful. “I’ve always believed that it’s about songwriting,” she says. “You can color and flavor music any way you want but it has to start with good songs.”
1) “Revolution Baby”
2) “America”
3) “Cry Your Eyes Out”
4) “Good Enough”
5) “Continental”
6) “Million To One”
7) “Right Or Wrong”
8) “Die For You”
9.) “Cry For A Minute”
10)“My Machine”
11) “Wasted”
For more information, please visit:
Queen V Official Website: http://www.queenv.com/web/

Finally, singer-songwriter-guitar virtuoso Rusty Anderson (a long-time member of Paul McCartney's band) is releasing a new album titled Effortless. Here are details that he sent out a day or so ago:

"My new band is called Rusty Anderson Afternoon. Todd, my bass player, and I are sharing the vocals and song writing. "Effortless," our first single, will be released worldwide on iTunes on April 30th. To hear a snake peek please visit: www.rustyanderson.com.

I'll also be back out on the road soon with Paul and the band. See all the current dates here: www.rustyanderson.com (enter site and click 'affairs')"

Anderson also noted that he will be posting occasional updates via Twitter and on his Facebook page. Here are the social media links to stay tuned in to Rusty Anderson Afternoon: http://www.facebook.com/rustyandersonmusic / http://twitter.com/rustyanderson1

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