Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Inbox Update: Brian May & Kerry Ellis; 'Endless Love' Soundtrack announced; 'The Secret Policeman's Ball - USA'

Still recovering from the countless hours I spent over the course of four exhausting (but fun!) days at the NAMM Show, but there is plenty of other music news to catch up on too!

THE CANDLELIGHT CONCERTS – LIVE AT MONTREUX 2013 set for release April 1, 2014 

On April 1, 2014, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release The Candlelight Concerts – Live At Montreux 2013 from Queen legend Brian May and West End and Broadway sensation Kerry Ellis as a DVD + CD set, Blu-ray + CD and digital formats.  This release features a great mix of classic songs including “Born Free,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “I Who Have Nothing,” “Tie Your Mother Down,” “The Way We Were,” “We Will Rock You,” and more.
Filmed at the renowned Stravinski Auditorium during the Montreux Jazz Festival in July 2013, The Candlelight Concerts – Live At Montreux 2013 is a wonderfully intimate show that blends Kerry Ellis’ beautiful voice with the extraordinary guitar playing of Brian May. Throughout a largely acoustic performance of standards, ballads, Queen songs and cover songs, May’s guitar style perfectly compliments Ellis’ theatrical vocals. Also included in the set is the Acoustic By Candlelight CD, recorded live on the UK leg of their tour in Autumn 2012.  As a bonus feature, the DVD includes a performance of “Nothing Really Has Changed” with Virginia McKenna.
Brian May and Kerry Ellis are on tour in the UK in February, followed by dates in Russia, Latvia and Belarus in March. The Candlelight Concerts – Live At Montreux 2013 proves beyond a doubt this pairing of talents is a match made in musical heaven.
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1) I Who Have Nothing  
2) Dust In The Wind  
3) Born Free  
4) Somebody To Love      
5) Nothing Really Has Changed  
6) Life Is Real  
7) The Way We Were  
8) ’39  
9) Something   
10) Last Horizon 
11) Love Of My Life  
12) The Kissing Me Song  
13) Tie Your Mother Down  
14) We Will Rock You  
15) No One But You  
16) Crazy Little Thing Called Love
1) Born Free  
2) I Loved A Butterfly  
3) I Who Have Nothing  
4) Dust In The Wind         
5) The Kissing Me Song  
6) Nothing Really Has Changed  
7) Life Is Real  
8) The Way We Were  
9) Something  
10) Love Of My Life  
11) I’m Not That Girl  
12) I Can’t Be Your Friend  
13) In The Bleak Midwinter  
14) Crazy Little Thing Called Love  
15) No One But You (Only The Good Die Young)



Warner Bros. Records will release the original motion picture soundtrack to Universal Pictures' Endless Love on February 11, 2014. The romantic drama will hit theaters nationwide on Valentine's Day.

The soundtrack features music from an array of celebrated bands, including the Top 40 hit-in-the-making "Pumpin Blood" by NONONO, as well as The Bird and The Bee featuring Matt BerningerEchosmithFranz FerdinandTanlinesGuards, and Tegan and Sara, who perform the track "Don't Find Another Love," which was written specifically for the movie. Please see below for the full track-listing.

Endless Love stars Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike) and Gabriella Wilde (The Three Musketeers) in the story of a privileged girl and a charismatic boy whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart. Directed by Shana Feste (Country Strong), the romantic drama co-stars Bruce Greenwood, Joely Richardson, Robert Patrick and Rhys Wakefield. Scott Stuber (Ted) of Bluegrass Films and Pamela Abdy (Identity Thief) are joined by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (Gossip Girl) of Fake Empire to produce the film from writers Feste and Joshua Safran (Gossip Girl).

The track-listing for Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Endless Love is as follows:

1 Pumpin Blood - NONONO
2 Don't Find Another Love - Tegan And Sara
3 All Our Endless Love - The Bird and The Bee featuring Matt Berninger
4 I Know It's You - Guards
5 All Of Me - Tanlines
6 Go Outside - Cults
7 Right Action - Franz Ferdinand
8 Crickets - Drop City Yacht Club
9 Peaches - In The Valley Below
10 Leading Me Now - The Tallest Man On Earth
11 Surround You - Echosmith
12 Ends of the Earth - Lord Huron
13 Endless Love Suite - Christophe Beck
14 Pumpin Blood (The Jane Doze Remix) (Bonus Track) - NONONO 

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Eagle Rock Entertainment USA is very proud to announce the US Blu-ray and DVD release on February 25th 2014 of the Amnesty International comedy extravaganza "The Secret Policeman's Ball - USA". 
The 137-minute show features the cream of contemporary US and UK comedy stars - performing brand-new, specially-created material tailored to the theme of freedom of expression - shot in high-definition at New York's Radio City Music Hall.  
Among the 50 comedic talents seen in the show are major stars such as Jon Stewart, Ben Stiller, Eddie Izzard, Russell Brand, Sarah Silverman,John Oliver and no less than ten comics who have made their names as performers and writers on "Saturday Night Live" including Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Jason SudeikisBobby Moynihan, Kristen Wiig and Seth Meyers.
In the grand tradition of the long-running Amnesty benefit series, there are also musical performances by Coldplay and Mumford & Sons - and an impressive array of cameo appearances including members of Monty Python and several major movie stars.
Until this latest show, every edition of the "Ball" since its 1976 birth had taken place in London.  This show at Radio City was the first show to be held outside Britain and it became a summit meeting-cum-gala of the comedy giants of the two nations.
The featured performers are:
• Jon Stewart and John Oliver both of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show".  (Oliver starts his own new HBO weekly talk show this April)
• Comedic acting giants Ben Stiller and Paul Rudd
• British stand-up stars Eddie Izzard and Russell Brand
• Ten current and past members of the "Saturday Night Live" family:  Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis, Seth Meyers, Bobby Moynihan, Kristen Wiig, Rachel Dratch, Jay Pharoah, Taran Killam and Hannibal Buress 
• "Mr. Show" creators/writers/stars David Cross & Bob Odenkirk
• Popular US talents Sarah Silverman, Rashida Jones, Rex Lee and Reggie Watts
• Top UK stand-ups making their US debut:  Noel Fielding, Jimmy Carr, Micky Flanagan, Jack Whitehall
• Highly-rated UK comedic actors: David Walliams, Matt Berry, Chris O’Dowd, Catherine Tate, Peter Serafinowicz 
• Cameo appearances by actors and personalities:  Liam Neeson, Tim Roth, Richard Branson, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Burmese comedian and human rights activist Zarganar 
• The disc includes on-camera live-snarking of the show by two sets of notable curmudgeons Statler & Waldorf from the Muppets and Beavis & Butthead
• Live music by Coldplay and Mumford & Sons
• Drawing on the show's Pythonic roots, members of Monty Python (Eric Idle, Michael Palin and Terry Jones) make appearances to explain why they cannot appear!
• A bonus sequence not seen at Radio City is a brand-new Pythonic skit specially created for the Blu-ray/DVD edition - "The Python Legacy!" (written by Michael Palin & Martin Lewis) - that stars Robert De Niro, Whoopi Goldberg, Kyra Sedgwick and Annette O'Toole.
Bonus material on the disc includes backstage interviews with many of the stars.
"The Secret Policeman's Ball - USA" - filmed in New York in 2012 - was created by a team that includes Executive Producers: Lily Sobhani, Kit Hawkins, Al Maccuish, Beth Earl, Aaron Grosky; Supervising Producer: DJ Javerbaum; Creative Producer: James Serafinowicz; Producer Patrick Wall; Director Ryan Polito.  Executive Producers For Amnesty International: Andy Hackman, Sarah Ben-Tovim, Kerry Moscogiuri; Executive Producers for Eagle Rock: Terry Shand & Geoff Kempin; Producer Emeritus: Martin Lewis.
The "Secret Policeman's Ball" benefit series started 38 years ago in England - initially spearheaded by Monty Python's John Cleese – to raise funds for, and awareness of, the human rights work of the Noble Peace Prize-winning organization Amnesty International.  The shows developed a formidable reputation for presenting the cream of Britain's comedic performers and rock musicians.  Widely distributed via films, TV specials, videos and albums the “Ball” has helped Amnesty spread its message worldwide.  The iconic “Secret Policeman's Ball” title that became the collective name for the series, was used for the first time in 1979. Cleese credits series co-creator Martin Lewis (co-producer of the shows, movies and albums between 1976-1984) with coining the title.
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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