Monday, March 24, 2014

Sights and sounds: Little Feat, Johnny Cash, Arcade Fire, YES

Here is a roundup of some noteworthy news for a Monday.

Eagle Rock Entertainment has just announced it will release Little Feat's Live in Holland 1976 on CD/DVD and digital audio on April 22, 2014. This will mark the first-ever commercial release of this concert in any format. The set captures the band's performance at the famous Dutch festival Pinkpop on June 7, 1976 and features's the band's classic line-up performing classics such as "Rock And Roll Doctor," "Dixie Chicken," "Feats Don't Fail Me Now" and "Teenage Nervous Breakdown." For a look at Live In Holland 1976, check out these video clips:

Feats Don’t Fail Me Now -

USA Today has a great behind-the-scenes look at the recordings and thinking leading up to the release of the fantastic Johnny Cash album Out Among The Stars that will be released tomorrow (March 25, 2014). You can read it here.

Some crook has stolen the papier mâché head worn by Arcade Fire band member Richard Reed Parry. I'm hoping the prop is returned to the group since it is one-of-a-kind and an essential part of the band's show. Read the article in NME here.

George A. Paul has a complete roundup on YES on his Music Minded blog, including the band's upcoming 2014 tour dates (where the troupe is set to perform Fragile and Close to the Edge in their entirety) and details on the prog-rock band's forthcoming studio album Heaven and Earth. Read his post here.

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