John Wetton's AKUSTIKA – LIVE IN AMERIKA & AKUSTIKA II – RETURN TO AMERIKA 2-CDJohn Wetton was the lead singer & bassist of ASIA, UK and the Red era of KING CRIMSON, with an extensive solo catalogue. This 2-CD set AKUSTIKA – LIVE IN AMERIKA & AKUSTIKA II – RETURN TO AMERIKA includes a 2017 remaster of the acoustic album AKUSTIKA and a previously unreleased acoustic show from 2005.
Features previously unreleased acoustic show from 2005!
Features previously unreleased acoustic show from 2005!
The booklet features specially written recollections of close friends and fans who attended the 2005 show with previously unseen photographs. The release is on the imprint label John Wetton started during his lifetime, Primary Purpose, via Cherry Red Records.
John Wetton rose to fame with King Crimson in the early 70s during the iconic Red era and later formed the band UK. In the early 1980s he was a founder member of supergroup ASIA which was his biggest commercial success. The band’s 1982 self-titled debut album was the biggest selling album in the world that year and gave fans and mainstream radio the mega-hit “Heat of the Moment.”
John also enjoyed a successful solo career, including the seminal album Battle Lines, and formed iCon with ASIA bandmate Geoff Downes. In 2006 the original line-up of ASIA reformed and toured the world several times to promote four new studio albums.
Wetton sadly passed away on the 31st January 2017, after a long and courageous battle against colon cancer. This new release was personally selected by John before his passing as one of the many back catalogue titles to be reissued in the near future.
1. VOICE OF AMERICA
2. HOLD ME NOW
3. RENDEZVOUS 6:02
5. 30 YEARS
6. ONLY TIME WILL TELL
7. BOOK OF SATURDAY
8. DON’T CRY
9. BATTLE LINES
10. THE SMILE HAD LEFT YOUR EYES
11. HEAT OF THE MOMENT
12. YOU’RE NOT THE ONLY ONE
1. WALKING ON AIR
2. MEET ME AT MIDNIGHT
3. SOLE SURVIVOR
4. BOOK OF SATURDAY
6. DAYS LIKE THESE
7. THIRTY YEARS / HOLD ME NOW
9. RENDEZVOUS 6:02
11. VOICE OF AMERICA
13. THE NIGHT WATCH
14. THE SMILE HAS LEFT YOUR EYES
15. HEAT OF THE MOMENT
Released October 6, 2017.
Amazon CD: http://geni.us/PP008CD
John Wetton's official website: http://www.johnwetton.com/
NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS
SHARE THE VIDEO FOR “HOLY MOUNTAIN”
“Gallagher previously promised that his new album would be "a really big, bold, up-tempo beast of a record" and "Holy Mountain" delivers on all fronts as the guitarist cranks out a colorful, anthemic rocker powered by a driving riff and infectious hooks.” - Rolling Stone
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Holy Mountain
Single Formats: Digital & 12” Vinyl
Label: Sour Mash
Noel Gallagher has released the video for “Holy Mountain,” the first single off of his upcoming album Who Built The Moon? out Friday, November 24th on Sour Mash Records. Of “Holy Mountain,” Rolling Stone declares “the guitarist cranks out a colorful, rocker powered by a driving riff and infectious hooks.” If you can't access the embedded link I have posted above, you can watch the video here: https://nghfb.lnk.to/HMvid.
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CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH
IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME AGAIN
TO BE RELEASED ON OCTOBER 13 VIA CREST MUSIC
There’s something timeless about Christmas carols. These songs set the soul at ease, and bring about that familiar feeling of peace, good will, family, and the holiday spirit.
Captivating adult contemporary singer/songwriter, author, and speaker Charles Billingsley brings these sentiments to light on his new album It’s Christmas Time Again (Crest Music), to be released on CD, vinyl, and all digital platforms on Friday, October 13. The album has already debuted at #3 on the iTunes Top 5 Holiday Albums, and currently sits at the #5 position, alongside Frank Sinatra, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, and Fantasia.
From “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” to “White Christmas” to “O Holy Night”, Charles Billingsley evokes the stylized sound of traditional jazz and the American Songbook, delivering a dose of classic holiday cheer to a modern audience. Recorded at the iconic EastWest Studios in Los Angeles, these treasured tunes were captured LIVE with a full band in one studio.Billingsley deftly swings with the sound of the band, reminiscent of Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, presenting these vintage holiday tunes with a big band flair.
The atmosphere of the recording process is captured in this trailer: https://youtu.be/ZqhhNcUNiMg.
“I hope you will love these nostalgic and beautiful arrangements, and that they compliment your Christmas season,” enthuses Billingsley.
With “Silver Bells” as his latest single, Charles Billingsley is building upon an already solid musical journey. Kicking off his career in the 90s as part of Grammy-nominated NewSong, he spent three years with the band before embarking on a solo career, with over 24 solo recordings to his name, as well as three published books.
Celebrate with It’s Christmas Time Again.
For more information, please visit www.charlesbillingsley.com.
1.) The Man With The Bag
2.) Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
3.) It’s Christmas Time Again
4.) I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
5.) O Holy Night
7.) Silver Bells
8.) Dig That Crazy Santa Claus
9.) White Christmas
10.) Silent Night
11.) Panis Angelicus
12.) Welcome To Our World
ROCK FUEL MEDIA
ANNOUNCES DECEMBER 8 RELEASE OF
DVD/BLU-RAY/CD/VINYL PACKAGE FROM
CULTURE CLUB’S ORIGINAL FOUR BAND MEMBERS
“LIVE AT WEMBLEY”
ROCK FUEL MEDIA is excited to announce the release of LIVE AT WEMBLEY from multi-Platinum and ‘80s icons CULTURE CLUB. A state-of-the-art DVD, Blu-Ray, CD and Vinyl package, is out December 8 and will be distributed by Cleopatra Records. The concert will be broadcast on TV in 2018, details of which will be announced soon. A trailer can be seen here: https://youtu.be/RF5tjfyZVvE.
For this very special hometown show, all four original band members—Boy George, Jon Moss, Roy Hay and Mikey Craig--reunited for one final show together at the historic Wembley Arena in London.
As Boy George says, “We were thrilled to be back home for the final show of such a highly successful reunion tour. Being able to document this show on film before our hometown fans, friends and family, with all the original members of the band, where it all began for us in London in 1981, makes this concert film release that much more special for our fans to enjoy for many years to come.”
CULTURE CLUB returned home for the holidays in 2016 and performed live at Wembley Arena, after a hugely successful 60-city world tour. Featuring an explosive horn section and mind-blowing backup soul singers, the band ignites the stage before a sold-out crowd, as Boy George commands the catwalk with his masterful charm and smooth soulful voice, performing the band’s biggest hits, including “Karma Chameleon,” “It's A Miracle,” “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me,” “I'll Tumble 4 Ya,” “Church Of The Poison Mind,” and “Miss Me Blind.” They close the show with a rousing cover of T. Rex’s “Bang A Gong (Get It On).”
LIVE AT WEMBLEY showcases why CULTURE CLUB's unique pop, soul and reggae styles resonate with fans 35 years after the 1982 release of their KISSING TO BE CLEVERdebut album. It was produced by award-winning producer, Barry Summers of Rock Fuel Media (Guns N’ Roses, Smashing Pumpkins, Jane’s Addiction, VH1’s Decades Rock Live Series) and directed by Mark Ritchie (Madonna, Kanye West, Jane’s Addiction). Special features include exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes footage with the band members as they discuss their illustrious career and the significance of this hometown iconic live performance.
About Rock Fuel Media:
Rock Fuel Media is an award-winning, full-service film and television production company specializing in multimedia content distribution. Rock Fuel Media’s goal is to build entertainment brands, engage audiences and boost revenues for its partners. Their team has worked with some of the world's biggest artists, including Guns N’ Roses, The Smashing Pumpkins. The Beach Boys, Korn, The Doors, Heart, Carrie Underwood, Jane’s Addiction, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, Hank Williams Jr., 3 Doors Down, Norah Jones, Cyndi Lauper, Melissa Etheridge, Twisted Sister, Extreme, Skid Row, and Great White. They produce 2D/3D and 4K live entertainment programming and provide a cloud-based, multi-channel content distribution platform for the shows they produce and distribute. They use a proprietary production process and secured content delivery network specially designed to engage audiences, build brands and boost revenues for their partners.
LIVE AT WEMBLEY trailer