NIGHTBIRD-EVA CASSIDY'S 'COMPLETE BLUES ALLEY'
20TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION ARRIVES
DECEMBER 11 IN THE U.S. FROM BLIX STREET RECORDS
RE-MASTERED TWO-CD SET FEATURES 12 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED RECORDINGS, INCLUDING
8 NEVER-BEFORE-HEARD SONGS
PERFORMED BY THE LATE SINGER
ONE NIGHT, ONE TAKE (JANUARY 3, 1996)
"She possessed a silken soprano voice with a wide and seeminglyeffortless range, unerring pitch and a gift for phrasing that at timeswas heart-stoppingly eloquent." --The New York Times
Eva Cassidy, the late singer whose signature version of "Over the Rainbow" underscored the In Memoriam portion of the 2015 Emmy broadcast, is remembered in NIGHTBIRD-a two-CD set that affords everyone the opportunity to experience Eva's tour de force performance at the Blues Alley jazz club in Washington, D.C. on January 3, 1996. Arriving on December 11, the double CD version will be followed several weeks later by the release of a four-LP gatefold heavyweight vinyl album.
The Blues Alley performances were recorded for what was to become the only solo Eva Cassidy album released during her lifetime. The original LIVE AT BLUES ALLEY album (first released locally in D.C. during the spring of 1996) only included 12 of the 31 songs recorded that night.
20 years later, the remastered NIGHTBIRD includes all 31 songs she performed that night, among them 12 previously unreleased recordings and 8 never-before-heard songs performed by the late singer. Eva's wide musical range is showcased in songs such as "Nightbird," "Blue Skies," "Son Of A Preacher Man," "Route 66," "Late In The Evening," "Baby I Love You" and "Caravan."
Blix Street's UK label is releasing NIGHTBIRD as a limited edition 2-CD plus bonus DVD package, as well as a 4-LP gatefold heavyweight vinyl package that also includes the 2-CD and DVD package on November 13. The accompanyingPAL-format DVD will contain 12 video performances recorded during the Blues Alley concert.
Sinatra: An American Icon debuts at the GRAMMY MUSEUM® on Wednesday, October 21, 2015
LOS ANGELES, CA — October 13, 2015 — As the official exhibit of the Frank Sinatra Centennial, Sinatra: An American Icon traces 100 years of Sinatra legacy, from Hoboken, N.J., through superstardom, chronicling the meteoric rise of his music career, his Hollywood success, personal life, and humanitarian work.
On display in the Museum’s Special Exhibits gallery on the second floor through the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 15, 2016.
Highlights will include:
- A recreation of a Hoboken trolley car, similar to one Sinatra used to travel to Jersey City to see his idol, Bing Crosby
- Artifacts from the Sinatra Family’s personal collection, including photos, family mementos, rare correspondence, personal items, artwork, and recordings.
- An original Philco radio that plays an episode of Songs by Sinatra featuring Sinatra, Jane Powell, and Irving Berlin from the Library's Irving Berlin Collection of Non-Commercial Radio.
- Bandstand layout diagrams, lighting notes, and other designs, as well as ticket stubs, scripts and contracts that show the process and production that went into all of Sinatra's projects.
- Fanclub newsletters and memorabilia illustrating his impact on American culture
- Visitors will also be able to step inside a recreation of the historic Studio A at the Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood as it was during one of Sinatra's recordings sessions in the '60s, and take control of the soundboard to "re-produce" the arrangement for one of his classic hits.
Media will also have the opportunity to view Sinatra’s 1982 Concert for the Americas in the Clive Davis Theater. Showings will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. (Theater will be closed from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. for an education event.)
Sinatra: An American Icon is presented in cooperation with the Sinatra Family, Frank Sinatra Enterprises and the Frank Sinatra Collection, USC School of Cinematic Arts. This traveling exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select.
In conjunction with the exhibit, on October 21 the GRAMMY Museum will present Architects of Sound: Frank Sinatra at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. The gala will pay tribute to Frank Sinatra with performances from Michael Bublé and Seth MacFarlane, and proceeds will benefit the Museum’s education programs.
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The Ritchie Blackmore Story
~ON DVD, BLU-RAY, AND 2DVD+2CD SET; available November 6, 2015~
On November 6, 2015, Eagle Rock Entertainment will issue the simultaneous release of The Ritchie Blackmore Story on DVD, Blu-ray, Digital Formats and a deluxe 2DVD+2CD edition [MSRP TBA].
Without a doubt one of the all-time great guitar players, Ritchie Blackmore has always been one to let his music do the talking. In this documentary film, Blackmore has granted fans extraordinary access, resulting in a truly revealing, in-depth look into his life and career.
From his pop roots with The Outlaws and his many session recordings in the sixties, through defining hard rock with Deep Purple and Rainbow in the seventies and eighties, to the renaissance rock of Blackmore’s Night, Ritchie has proved that he is a master of the guitar across a multitude of styles. For the first time, The Ritchie Blackmore Story tells the story of his remarkable career through extensive specially recorded new interviews with Ritchie himself plus contributions from many of his colleagues and admirers including: Brian May, Glenn Hughes, Lars Ulrich, Steve Lukather, Joe Satriani, the late Jon Lord, David Coverdale, Gene Simmons, Joe Lynn Turner, Steve Vai, Graham Bonnet and Ian Anderson. The Bonus Features on this release offer up over 40 minutes of additional interviews with Ritchie Blackmoreand his peers.
The amazing Deluxe Edition contains the DVD of The Ritchie Blackmore Story in addition to the Live In Tokyo DVD and 2CDs, all contained in a 60 page 12” x 12” hardback photobook with a black and silver front cover. Live In Tokyo is the first official DVD & CD release of the 1984 concert by Rainbow from Tokyo’s famous Budokan. It was to be the last Rainbow concert before Ritchie Blackmore & Roger Glover went on to reform Deep Purple.
The Ritchie Blackmore Story contains clips from many of his classic tracks with Deep Purple, Rainbow and Blackmore’s Night including: “Smoke On The Water,” “Highway Star,” “Since You’ve Been Gone,” “Wring That Neck,” “Space Truckin’,” “All Night Long,” “Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “Hush,” “Black Night,” “Child In Time,” “Mistreated,” “Burn,” “Man On The Silver Mountain,” “I Surrender,” “Perfect Strangers,” “Play Minstrel Play,” “Renaissance Faire,” “Fires At Midnight” and many more.
Quite simply The Ritchie Blackmore Story is a look into the life and career of the mysterious “Man in Black”, an introspective look at a true guitar legend.
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV and Digital Media in the world. Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney, Ozzy Osbourne, Genesis, Alice Cooper, Eric Clapton and Aerosmith. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 40 multi-platinum, over 80 platinum and over 144 gold discs, worldwide. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Paris and Hamburg.
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TRACK LISTING (LIVE IN TOKYO DISC – DELUXE EDITION ONLY)
(CD Disc 1)
1) Intro Medley
2) Spotlight Kid
3) Miss Mistreated
4) I Surrender
5) Can’t Happen Here
6) Catch The Rainbow
8) Keyboard Solo
9) Street Of Dreams
10) Fool For The Night
11) Difficult To Cure (Beethoven’s Ninth)
12) Guitar Solo
13) Drum Solo
(CD Disc 2)
15) Medley: Stranded / Hey Joe
16) Death Alley Driver
17) Fire Dance
18) Maybe Next Time
19) Medley: All Night Long / Woman From Tokyo
21) Since You’ve Been Gone
22) Smoke On The Water
LA-LA LAND RECORDS PRESENTS
THE FLASH SEASON 1- ORIGINAL TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK
ARROW SEASON 3 - ORIGINAL TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK
Both Releases Are Limited Edition 2-Disc Sets Featuring Original Music Composed by Blake Neely
La-La Land Records is proud to announce the release of THE FLASH Season 1 - Original Television Soundtrack and ARROW Season 3 - Original Television Soundtrack. Both albums are 2-CD limited edition sets (3000 units) composed by Blake Neely (BLINDSPOT, SUPERGIRL). As a special bonus, both releases contain music from THE FLASH VS. ARROW crossover episodes, with Part One appearing on THE FLASHalbum and Part Two appearing on the ARROW recording. Both sets will be available exclusively at www.lalalandrecords.com on October 20th and major music retail outlets on October 27, 2015.
“Season three of ARROW started with a bang,” said Neely. “A huge action sequence with our hero and his counterparts taking down a new villain. But that wasn’t the bang that left us all in shock. The unexpected murder of one of our best-loved characters, Canary, spun the series into a new direction and set the stage for what would be a dark, twisting, emotional journey, littered with bodies, surprises, team-ups, new heroes, and one of my favorite characters to have scored — the great Ra’s al Guhl.”
ARROW season three goes right back to the action. Determined to right the wrongs of Starling City and sworn to bring justice to those who have failed it, Oliver Queen (aka The Arrow) - with the help of his iron-fisted right hand, John Diggle, the tech-savvy Felicity Smoak and the newest member of the team, Roy Harper - narrowly defeats the vengeful Slade Wilson, his onetime ally and mentor on the island of Lian Yu. But like all wars, there are casualties. Sacrificing herself for her children, Moira Queen falls at the hand of Deathstroke, sending Oliver's sister, Thea, into self-imposed exile with her biological father, Malcolm Merlyn. In Season Three, Oliver faces an even greater threat, when another lethal face emerges from his dark and tortured past – Ra's Al Ghul!
“Although I was warned, I had no idea how my life would change when Barry Allen bounced into a scene in Episode 208 of ARROW,” Neely explained. “Not only would this character send me in a new musical direction, but he would launch a new TV series that would connect me with thousands more die-hard fans on Twitter and millions more fans worldwide. “
THE FLASH is a fast-paced super hero drama that follows the high-speed adventures of Central City Police scientist Barry Allen, an everyday guy with the heart of a hero and the genuine desire to help others. When an unexpected accident at the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator facility strikes Barry, he finds himself suddenly charged with the incredible power to move at super speeds. While Barry has always been a hero in his soul, his newfound powers have finally given him the ability to act like one. With the help of the research team at S.T.A.R. Labs, Barry begins testing the limits of his evolving powers and using them to stop crime. With a winning personality and a smile on his face, Barry Allen - aka The Flash - is finally moving forward in life … very, very fast!
“Soon Oliver [ARROW] and Barry [THE FLASH] would join forces to save their two cities in an epic two-night event,” Neely described. “The episodes were so successful that we immediately released a soundtrack. Included on both soundtracks are second discs containing music from Part 1 and Part 2 of the crossover, along with additional bonus tracks from the respective series.”
Blake Neely is an award-winning composer, whose work spans both film and television. He is currently scoring SUPERGIRL, the CW’s ARROW and THE FLASH, and NBC’s BLINDSPOT His recent documentary work includes CNN’s highly acclaimed THE SIXTIES and THE SEVENTIES and HBO Documentary Film’s THE CASE AGAINST 8.
Neely has scored more than twenty television series, including RESURRECTION, THE MENTALIST, BROTHERS & SISTERS, GOLDEN BOY, ELI STONE, and POLITICAL ANIMALS. Among his film credits are LIFE AS WE KNOW IT, THE GREAT BUCK HOWARD, THE WEDDING DATE, and SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA: MISSION OF HOPE. He has received three Emmy® Award nominations for his scores to ABC’s PAN AM, the acclaimed HBO mini-series THE PACIFIC and for his main title theme for the series EVERWOOD.
The second season of THE FLASH began airing on the CW Tuesday October 6, 2015 and the fourth season of ARROW began airing on the CW Wednesday October 7, 2015. La-La Land Records presents THE FLASH Season 1 - Original Television Soundtrack and ARROW – Season 3 Original Television Soundtrack limited edition (3000 units) 2CD sets exclusively at www.lalalandrecords.com on October 20, and other major music retail outlets on October 27, 2015.