FEATURING A PLETHORA OF FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS, AND FULL PERFORMANCES FROM QUINCY JONES AND HERBIE HANCOCK!
~ON 3D BLU-RAY JUNE 18~
Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the release on June 18, 2013 of Experience Montreux 3D on 3D Blu-ray and digital formats.
Experience Montreux features live performances of full tracks by Mumford & Sons, Elvis Costello, Massive Attack, Joe Bonamassa, Angelique Kidjo, Sophie Hunger, Martina Topley Bird and many more. Filmed in high definition 3D, this disc will play in 3D on 3D set-ups and in 2D on regular Blu-ray players.
Experience Montreux, filmed at the 44th Festival in 2010, contains full live tracks by a range of artists that reflects the breadth and eclecticism of the Montreux Jazz Festival. The performances are interspersed with interviews with festival founder, the late Claude Nobs, and many of the artists involved, and are accompanied by stunning footage of the festival setting, the town of Montreux, Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps.
This set brings together the Experience Montreux film plus concert performances from the Montreux Jazz Festival by Herbie Hancock and Quincy Jones and the Global Gumbo All-Stars. Quincy Jones and Herbie Hancock have both been frequent visitors to Montreux over the years and it’s fitting that their performances form a part of this 3D celebration of the magic of the Montreux Jazz Festival.
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1) Massive Attack – Risingson
2) Sophie Hunger – Invisible
3) Mumford & Sons – Roll Away Your Stone
4) Angelique Kidjo – Saduva
5) Martina Topley Bird – Sandpaper Kisses
6) Yacht – The Afterlife
7) Quincy Jones And The Global Gumbo All-Stars – Watermelon Man
8) Broken Bells – The Ghost Inside
9) Leszek Mozdzer – Fijo
10) Nas & Damian Marley – As We Enter
11) Elvis Costello – Slow Drag With Josephine
12) The Maccabees – Bag Of Bones
13) Joe Bonamassa – Last Kiss
14) Herbie Hancock – Chameleon
15) Macadam Jazz Band – Bei Mir Bist Du Schön (End Credits)
Part One – Quincy Jones And The Global Gumbo All-Stars
3) Crossing The Border
5) Paulinho Da Costa Solo
6) Happy Birthday / Brokeback Concerto
7) Lullabye Of Birdland / Somewhere Over The Rainbow
8) Airmail Special
9) Watermelon Man
Part Two – Herbie Hancock: The Imagine Project
1) Actual Proof
3) Seven Teens
4) Watermelon Man
5) Tamatant Tilay / Exodus
6) Court And Spark
8) Chameleon (End Credits)
VINCE GILL AND PAUL FRANKLIN PAY TRIBUTE TO THE “BAKERSFIELD SOUND” BY RELEASING BAKERSFIELD ON JULY 30
GILL AND FRANKLIN PAY HOMAGE TO BUCK OWENS AND MERLE HAGGARD
WITH TEN SONG SET
Nashville, TN – MCA Recording and 20 Grammy Award-winning artist Vince Gill and famed steel guitarist, Paul Franklin, are proud to announce the release of Bakersfield on July 30 via MCA Nashville. Gill and Franklin pay tribute to the “Bakersfield” sound by performing songs from two of Bakersfield’s sons; Buck Owens and Merle Haggard.
Gill and Franklin share the producing duties on the ten song set that makes up Bakersfield. Bakersfield was tracked in two days at Gill’s home studio, backed by a stellar band made up of John Hobbs, piano; Greg Morrow, drums; Willie Weeks and Brad Albin, bass; J. T. Corenflos, electric rhythm guitar; and Time Jumpers Kenny Sears, Larry Franklin, Joe Spivey, fiddles and Dawn Sears on harmony vocals. Gill played all the acoustic and electric guitar fills and solos.
“This is just as much a guitar record for me as it is a singing record,” Gill says, “But it was fun for me to sing a whole record of the greatest songs ever. I guess what I’m real proud of is that when it’s one of Buck’s songs, I sing it very much in that vein. And the Haggard songs are very much in the vein he sang. With Buck’s songs, you won’t find much vibrato in my vocals, and with Merle’s, it will come down to a low note and that quiver.”
“This may be Vince’s greatest project,” Franklin declares. “What a showcase! I’ve heard him sing for 30 years, but he sings licks on this record I never heard before.”
Merle Haggard who writes the albums liner notes says “Vince and Paul offer a great new touch on a great old sound. It was great, certainly to hear my music done with the great touch of Vince and Paul. I feel highly complimented. But it was especially great to hear what they did with Bucks stuff. Some may not notice, but I for one knew how great Buck really was, first as a musician, then as an artist.”
The iconic singer/songwriter adds, “I can only give the entire project a big ole double, thumbs up! Well done guys, the West Coast takes a bow.”
Full track listing:
Title Made Famous By
1. Foolin’ Around Buck Owens (Written by Harlan Howard and Buck Owens)
2. Branded Man Merle Haggard (Written by Merle Haggard)
3. Together Again Buck Owens (Written by Buck Owens)
4. The Bottle Let Me Down Merle Haggard (Written by Merle Haggard)
5. He Don’t Deserve You Anymore Buck Owens (Written by Arty Lange and Buck Owens)
6. I Can’t Be Myself Merle Haggard (Written by Merle Haggard)
7. Nobody’s Fool But Yours Buck Owens (Written by Buck Owens)
8. Holding Things Together Merle Haggard (Written by Bob Trotten and Merle Haggard)
9. But I Do Buck Owens (Written by Tommy Collins)
10. The Fightin’ Side Of Me Merle Haggard (Written by Merle Haggard)
KINGS OF LEON CONFIRM NEW ALBUM,
MECHANICAL BULL, OUT SEPTEMBER 24
photo credit: Taylor Hill
RCA Records announces the September 24 release of the new Kings of Leon record, Mechanical Bull. Angelo Petraglia produced the album, which was recorded at the band's studio in Nashville, TN. Jimmy Fallon made a video to announce the new record and it can be viewed HERE.
Kings of Leon are fresh off three acclaimed headlining performances at American festivals, Bottle Rock in Napa, CA, Hangout in Gulf Shores, AL, and, most recently, this past weekend's Governor's Ball in New York City, during which the festival cancelled the band's Friday night performance due to Tropical Storm Andrea. The band, upset over the cancellation, worked through the night with festival organizers and management to figure out a way to come back on Saturday. The festival found a place for them on the main stage right before the Saturday headliner, during which the fans were treated to the live premiere of Mechanical Bull's first single, "Supersoaker."
The Kings left for England early Sunday morning. They start their European tour at London's O2 on Wednesday, June 12.