Thursday, July 18, 2013

Eagle Rock to issue masterworks on Blu-ray; Australia's Boy & Bear signed to Nettwerk; Brandi Carlile 'Keep Your Heart Young' video premiere

Lots of big news has flooded my inbox today. Here are some standout media updates...


New York, NY (July 18, 2013)—This summer, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release four programs as Standard Definition Blu-rays: Bee Gees One Night Only, Scorpions Moment Of Glory, Rolling Stones Stones in Exile, and Pink Floyd Classic Albums – The Making Of Dark Side Of The Moon.Originally released on standard definition DVDs, these films are upscaled versions of the original material, with uncompressed stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio surround sound.
The first two releases, Bee Gees One Night Only [MSRP $17.98] and Scorpions Moment Of Glory [MSRP $17.98], will be released July 30. OneNight Only features the Bee Gees performing at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in November 1997. One of the few Bee Gees performances ever filmed, this Blu-ray, completed with bonus tracks from “An Audience with the Bee Gees," and a band interview, has been fully restored with remastered sound.
Moment of Glory, originally released in 2001, captures the Scorpions backed by the world famous Berliner Philharmoniker Orchestra. The Blu-ray includes not only this 2000 concert, which was part of Berlin’s millennium celebrations, but bonus band interviews and director’s cuts of “Hurricane 2000,” “Moment Of Glory,” and “Here In My Heart.”
The second two releases, from the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd, will be released August 27. Stones In Exile [MSRP $17.98], originally released in 2010, chronicles the incredible story behind the Stones’ monumental Exile On Main Street album. Recounted in the band’s own words, this film explores the spring of 1971, when the Stones fled the UK as tax exiles, settled into Keith Richards’ French villa NellcĂ´te in Villefranche-sur-Mer, and proceeded to create this double-album masterpiece. The Blu-ray includes extensive bonus footage, interviews with all band members (as well as some well-known Exile fans) and a featurette of Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts visiting Olympic Studio and Jagger’s Stargroves country house, where most of the early work on the album was done.
Classic Albums – The Making Of Dark Side Of The Moon [MSRP $17.98] was originally released in 2003, and traces the creation of Pink Floyd’s iconic 1973 album. Interviews with band members (Roger WatersRichard WrightDavid Gilmour, and Nick Mason), engineer Alan Parsons, the late designer Storm Thorgerson, and others involved unveil the creative process behind this magnum opus which, 40 years after its release, is still one of the best selling albums in history. Bonus features include 40 minutes of additional footage not seen in the original 50-minute television version.
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV, Audio and Digital Media in the world.  Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition and 3D programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 30 multi-platinum, over 50 platinum and over 90 gold discs, worldwide.  Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Toronto, Paris and Hamburg. 

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ON OCTOBER 29, 2013
Watch The Video For Lead Single, “Southern Sun” 


July 18, 2013 (Los Angeles, CA) -- Nettwerk Music Group is pleased to announce the signing of Australia’s Boy & Bear to its worldwide label roster.
With their debut LP Moonfire, Sydney’s five piece Boy & Bear won an astonishing five awards at 2011’s ARIA awards, including the coveted group and best album prizes for their acclaimed debut –Album Of The Year, Best Group, Breakthrough Album, Breakthrough Single and Best Adult Contemporary Album.
On October 29, the band will release their sophomore effort and Nettwerk debut Harlequin Dream.  Conceived and ‘birthed’ in their hometown of Sydney, their bold and brave new album was recorded at the legendary Alberts Studio and mixed by Phil Ek (Band Of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Built To Spill, The Shins, Sea Wolf, The Walkmen, Father John Misty).
Lead single, “Southern Sun,” has a powerful urgency, not unlike the best of Bruce Springsteen or Fleetwood Mac, with a sprinkling of strings and brass that brings life and color to a track that bridges the new with the familiar.
Watch The Official Music Video For “Southern Sun” Here:
“With Moonfire,” says singer/songwriter Dave Hosking, "we were trying so hard to not sound like other bands; it was such a driving force, trying to find our identity. This time around we just followed what we felt and embraced more pop structures.” Guitarist Killian Gavin feels it’s an “older sounding record” than their debut, “sharing some music from the 70s was a clear decision that we made. What we’ve made feels older and more rounded than the first record. It’s more pop, less folk.”
Boy & Bear is the latest addition to Nettwerk’s expanding label roster, which includes artists likeFamily Of The Year, Passenger, BOY, Ladytron, Savoir Adore, Peter Murphy, Angus & Julia Stone, William Fitzsimmons, The Paper Kites and Ghost Beach, as well as catalogue artists like Old Crow Medicine Show, The Submarines and fun.



Carlile Follows "Hard Way Home Summer Convoy" Tour With
Pair Of Symphony-Backed Fall Concerts

Bear Creek, Carlile's Latest Album, Debuted In Top 10 Of Billboard200
And Contains Top 5 Triple A Radio Hit "That Wasn't Me"

Paste Magazine has premiered Brandi Carlile's new video, "Keep Your Heart Young." As befitting a song that celebrates the simple joys of childhood, the clip features plenty of kids. Carlile recruited two nieces and a nephew to play younger versions of herself and "The Twins" (band mates/co-writers Tim and Phil Hanseroth), and invited fans to share footage of the children in their lives. The song is from her latest album, Bear Creek, which debuted at No. 10 on The Billboard 200 in 2012. Click here to see "Keep Your Heart Young."
"Of all our videos, this one was the most fun to make, no contest!" says Carlile. "The clips of the little kids at home are hysterical. I hope the fans like how we incorporated them. The performance footage was shot at my home outside Seattle, so I'd say that's about as down home as you can get."
Kids don't let a few bumps and scrapes get in the way of having a good time - and neither do Carlile and her band. The video was conceived just as Brandi parted ways with her longtime record label. Undeterred, she and her band mates decided to finance the clip and produce it themselves, enlisting a friend, London-based filmmaker Ed Christmas, to help.
"Bringing Ed Christmas over the pond from the UK was the best decision we could have made," notes Carlile. "He really understood the direction we wanted to go in and how we felt the need to strip away the sheen and acting that usually comes with a video shoot, so that people can really relate to how messy life is and how important it is to keep your heart young."
Carlile and her band will take their "Hard Way Home Summer Convoy" tour to the East Coast next, beginning with a show this Saturday, July 20, at Ives Concert Park in Danbury, CT and including a performance at Floyd Fest on July 27.They'll head west thereafter, working their way up the coast towards home, where the trek concludes with a sold-out, two-night stand atSeattle'sPark Zoo Amphitheater on August 22 and 23. Special guests include The Lone Bellow and Ivan & Alyosha. This fall, Carlile will perform with theWaterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony (October 26 in Cedar Falls, IA) and the Oregon Symphony (November 23 in Portland, OR).  See below for itinerary or visit

 "She's the sort of disarming, no-frills-all-wow and built-to-last performer who bowls over unsuspecting newcomers when they're dragged by converted fan-friends to one of her shows, like her exemplary return to House of Blues Anaheim," said the Orange CountyRegister in a 2012 live review. On August 10, Carlile will once again play the House of Blues Anaheim.

"How rare is it to pair such a legendary voice with nuanced, instantly likable songwriting? It might only happen once or twice per decade," noted The Denver Post in advance of her recent headline show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. "And so we take notice when Carlile visits Colorado...I have goosebumps already." 

"On 'Bear Creek,' Carlile becomes an American, chiaroscuro material [such] as 'Save Part of Yourself' and 'Hard Way Home' - about the real nature of loss, limits and aloneness in adulthood - brings her closer to a league with Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and their brand of hell hounds," said The Seattle Times. "Brandi Carlile has outsize gifts. Her voice is rich, malleable and boldly emotive," observed The New York Times while The Boston Globe called Bear Creek "easily Carlile's most affecting statement."

Rolling Stone placed Carlile on its Top 10 list of artists to watch following the release of her 2005 self-titled debut album. She has steadily built a loyal fan base through non-stop touring and a succession of critically acclaimed albums - including 2007's T Bone Burnett-produced The StoryGive Up the Ghost (2009), which was produced by Rick Rubin and featured a collaboration with Elton John, and 2011's Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony. Her songs have been heard in such shows as "Grey's Anatomy," "The Good Wife," "American Idol," and "Parenthood."

"Hard Way Home Summer Convoy"
* The Lone Bellow support
** Ivan & Alyosha support

20 - Danbury, CT @ Ives Concert Park
21 - Greenfield, MA @ Green River Festival
23* - New Brunswick, NJ @ State Theatre
24* - Vienna, VA @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
26* - Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheater
27 - Floyd, VA @ Floyd Fest

9** - San Diego CA @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
10** - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
15** - Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery
16** - Turlock, CA @ Turlock Community Theatre
17 - Mammoth Lakes CA @ Mammoth Festival
18** - Santa Rosa, CA @ Wells Fargo Center For The Arts
21** - Jacksonville, OR @ Britt Pavilion
22 - Seattle, WA @ Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheater          SOLD OUT
23 - Seattle, WA @ Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheater          SOLD OUT

Fall Symphony Dates

10/26 - Cedar Falls, IA @ Gallagher-Bluedorn PAC w/ Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony
11/23 - Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall w/ Oregon Symphony

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