Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Sights and Sounds: Santana, The Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt

Breaking news this morning on a trio of heavyweight music acts...

DVD+2CD, Blu-ray+2CD, and Digital Formats on October 21, 2016

On October 21, 2016, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Live At The House Of Blues, Las Vegas by Santana IV on DVD+2CD, Blu-ray+2CD, and Digital Formats [MRSP $29.98 DVD+2CD, $34.98 Blu-ray+2CD]. This release captures the long anticipated reunion of the classic late-sixties / early-seventies line-up of Santana -- Carlos Santana (guitar, vocals); Neal Schon (guitar, vocals); Gregg Rolie (Hammond B3, lead vocals); Michael Shrieve (drums) & Michael Carabello (congas, percussion, backing vocals), joined by Karl Perazzo (percussion, vocals), Benny Rietveld (bass), David K. Mathews (keyboards), with special guest vocalist Ronald Isley.
The Santana IV album, released in April, has been both critically and commercially successful, charting at #5 in the US, #4 in the UK and Top 10 in many other countries around the world.  Live At The House Of Blues, Las Vegas includes several tracks from the new album plus classic hits from the band’s first three albums, to which “Santana IV” is the natural successor, including: “Jingo,” “Soul Sacrifice,” “Samba Pa Ti,” “Black Magic Woman,” “Evil Ways,” “Oye Como Va,” “Everybody’s Everything” and more!
On March 21, 2016, a few weeks prior to the release of the Santana IV album, this classic line-up of Santana took to the stage at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas. This was a hugely anticipated reunion of a line-up that had not performed and recorded together since the early seventies. It brought back the scintillating combination of rock, Latin, blues, jazz and African rhythms which was the band’s trademark and made them truly unique.
In addition to this fantastic concert, Live At The House Of Blues, Las Vegas includes interviews with the band as a bonus feature.
Live At The House Of Blues, Las Vegas was a celebration of the chemistry, dynamism and pure musical joy that had made the original band so special and earned them a place in so many fans’ hearts. It is a show to be enjoyed over and over again.
Click here to view a preview of "Oye Como Va":
Pre-order links here:
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the world’s largest producer and distributor of music programming for TV, DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Media. Eagle produces quality HD programs, both concerts and documentaries, directly alongside artists including Imagine Dragons, Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, and Peter Gabriel. Eagle is a multiple Grammy® Award winner and has received numerous multi-platinum sales awards around the world.  Eagle Vision is headquartered in London, and is a Universal Music Group company. 
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1) Soul Sacrifice  
2) Jingo  
3) Evil Ways  
4) Everybody’s Everything  
5) Shake It  
6) Anywhere You Want To Go  
7) Medley: Choo Choo / All Aboard  
8) Samba Pa Ti  
9) Medley: Batuka / No One To Depend On  
10) Leave Me Alone  
11) Sueño  
12) Caminando 
13) Medley: Blues Magic / Echizo  
14) Come As You Are  
15) Yambu  
16) Medley: Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen / Oye Como Va
17) Medley: Love Makes The World Go Round (w/ Ronald Isley) 
18) Freedom In Your Mind (w/ Ronald Isley)  
19) Toussaint L’Overture


Watch the trailer below: 

Film to make its worldwide debut at Toronto International Film Festival on Friday, September 16, 2016 at Roy Thomson Hall 

September 7, 2016 – New York –  The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America will make its worldwide debut  at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 16.  Catch a glimpse of the incredible journey with the official trailer here:

The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America is a feature documentary that follows The Rolling Stones’ tour of early 2016 through 10 Latin American cities. The film combines electrifying live performances from across the tour and from their historic tour finale as the first ever rock band to perform to an audience of 1.2 million in Havana, with an intimate insight into the world of The Rolling Stones. 

A road movie that celebrates the revolutionary power of Rock n Roll, exhilarating and vivid, the film chronicles the tour, local culture and unique bond that exists between the Latin American people and The Rolling Stones. A portrait of a band still at the very top of their game that have seen it all but remain as hungry as ever to break new ground.

Directed by Paul Dugdale, produced by Sam Bridger and shot throughout February and March 2016, the film is produced by JA Digital in co-production with Eagle Rock Films for Eagle Rock Entertainment and Promotone.

The documentary captures blistering performances and unique personal experiences as the band visited Latin America for the first time in ten years.  True pioneers of rock, the Stones, who have toured every corner of the globe, explored new horizons bringing their high octane performances to countries Uruguay, Peru and Colombia and the city of Porto Alegre, and of course, Cuba,  for the very first time.   Fans will see Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood mesmerize their generations of fans with full performances of classic hits from their extraordinary catalog such as, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”, “It's Only Rock 'n Roll”, “Wild Horses”, “Honky Tonk Women”, “Sympathy For The Devil”, “Paint It Black” and “Miss You”.

Throughout the film viewers will hear personal stories and insights from the band on their chemistry, what it is like to tour and perform for tens of thousands of adoring fans, and memories and influences of these cities over the past 50 years.  The 105 minute film, kicks off at the bands tour rehearsal’s in Los Angeles, before they embark on the 2 month tour.  The band immerses in the local cultures of these cities and the viewer learns about each destination’s influence on the band and how the Rolling Stones impacted the cities and its people. 

In Argentina the Rolingo superfan culture is examined;  in Uruguay the group visits a family of local drummers and jams with them; in Brazil, Mick and Keith fondly recall writing “Honky Tonk Women” in a ranch hours outside of Sao Paulo in the 1960’s and tell stories before sitting down to play an acoustic rendition of the hit song; also in Sao Paolo Ronnie paints with a Brazilian friend Ivald Granato and discusses the importance of art in his life; in Lima the band watches Afro Peruvian dancers perform before joining in with them; and in Cuba we learn the stories of a Cuban mechanic and instrument repair woman, who discuss the positive changes coming to the island.
Throughout the film the viewer gets an inside look at the interworking of the creation of the historic Cuba show, through interviews with the tour promoter, management,  production and logistics managers, and the band members themselves.

The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America will premiere on September 16 at 9:30 p.m. at Roy Thomson Hall.

About Eagle Rock Entertainment:
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the world’s largest producer and distributor of music programming for Cinema, TV, DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Media. Eagle produces and acquires high quality music films, both concerts and documentaries, from major  artists including The Rolling Stones, Kiss, The Who, Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel, Eric Clapton, Queen, Pink Floyd, Katy Perry, Iggy Pop and Jeff Beck. Eagle is a multiple Grammy® Award winner and has received numerous multi-platinum sales awards around the world. Eagle Rock Entertainment is headquartered in London, and is a Universal Music Group company.

About JA Digital:
Led by industry expert, Julie Jakobek, JA Digital is an award winning, internationally acclaimed, established production company which excels in creating beautiful, compelling films and content for world-class artists and clients. From capturing huge music performances to intriguing documentary content to small intimate performances, JA Digital has music running through it’s DNA. Artists they have worked with in recent years include Adele, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Mumford & Sons, Kylie, Tinie Tempah, Naughty Boy, Emeli Sande and The Rolling Stones, the latter who they have created four films for. Recent industry accolades have included Grammy nominations in 2014 and 2013 for Best Music Film and a Broadcast Award in 2015 for Best Music Programme.

2016 proves to be a banner year for Bonnie Raitt

2016 has been a year to remember for Bonnie Raitt, with the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer releasing her 20th album Dig In Deep (Redwing Records) earlier this year and selling out tour dates in the U.S. and overseas. 'Dig In Deep' has sold over 155k units worldwide, debuting in the top #10 Billboard Album Sales, Blues Album, Americana/Folk Album, Digital Album Sales, Internet Album and Independent Album charts and was on the top #200 Sales Chart 26 weeks after release. The album charted at #35 on the UK Top 40 Album chart, #1 UK Americana Album Chart and #7 UK Independent Album Chart with the UK and Germany both reporting this as Bonnie's best-selling album since 'Longing In Their Hearts.' 'Dig In Deep' sales continue to be very strong, currently Amazon's #12 best seller for 2016 and a featured artist of their Front Row series.

Listen to 'Dig In Deep' HERE [via NPR Music].

Raitt is currently 50 dates into her massive "DIG IN DEEP" tour, which has been selling out multiple nights in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Nashville, Seattle, Portland and more. She ends her 2016 tour with her second sold out show in Austin, TX November 8th. The tour has received widespread acclaim during its run, with Billboard saying Raitt "was in magnificent form: confident, engaging and sexy, while singing and playing her bottleneck slide guitar with searing soulfulness" and The Tennessean reporting that Raitt was "...turning out seemingly effortless slide guitar solos and honeyed vocals that broke hearts with one breath and mended them with the next." MTV also said "Bonnie Raitt spent a night throwing a rope down from the top of the mountain and asking a whole room to climb to the top with her."
After earning a Grammy for her last release and penning five songs on the new album, Raitt continues to be recognized for her evolving artistry. She is nominated for the Americana Music Association Award for "Artist of the Year" and will be performing in Nashville September 21st at the Honors & Awards ceremony. This October, Raitt will be inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame alongside Kris Kristofferson and B.B. King in a broadcast on PBS New Year's Eve.
If you missed Bonnie Raitt on TV, check out some of her performances and interviews from Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, Charlie Rose, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Tavis Smiley, The View, CBS Saturday Morning and Later... with Jools Holland.

CBS Sunday Morning:
The Ellen DeGeneres Show:
CBS Saturday Morning:

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