Wednesday, December 02, 2020

The Beach Boys reveal special guest to join performance at City National Gove of Anaheim

 A timely announcement for those craving live music here in Orange County, CA!


THE BEACH BOYS REVEAL SPECIAL GUESTS JOHN STAMOS AND MARK MCGRATH TO JOIN PERFORMANCE AT

CITY NATIONAL GROVE OF ANAHEIM’S DRIVE-IN OC ON DECEMBER 13

 

Countless artists have cited Pet Sounds as their inspiration for creating their own musical masterpieces. Rolling Stone ranked Pet Sounds number 2 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time,” and The Beach Boys number 12 on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time.”

  



ANAHEIM, CA (December 02, 2020)  --- Today, The Beach Boys announced special guests John Stamos and Mark McGrath will join the iconic band for their performance at City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC on December 13th.  Tickets are on sale now via AXS.com.  One ticket per vehicle, five-passenger maximum.

 

The drive-in show will feature a mix of Beach Boys’ classics as well as new material, including Love’s latest single, “This Too Shall Pass,” which he released at the start of the pandemic via BMG to encourage positivity during this unprecedented time. Produced by Scott Totten and featuring special guest John Stamos on drums, the song is available for streaming and download HERE. To watch the music video, produced by John Stamos, click HERE.  All artists and label royalties from "This Too Shall Pass" go to Feeding America's COVID-19 Response Fund to help food banks across the country as they support communities impacted by the pandemic.

 

As the show is taking place in Anaheim, CA, The Beach Boys are encouraging concert-goers to support the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, which is a member of the Feeding America food bank network. In Orange County, an average of 506,000 people look to Second Harvest for food assistance each month.  To learn more about the organization and how you can help, please visit: https://www.feedoc.org/.

 

“We feel so blessed to be able to play live music again," said Mike Love. "And for all of our friends, fans and those in attendance, we encourage you to donate to Feeding America and your local food bank to help the countless people around the country in need right now. We appreciate your love and support."

 

“People need something to look forward to, and if we can do it safely, then I am grateful we get a chance to bring this much-needed music to people at a live drive-in event like this one,” said John Stamos.

 

The Beach Boys will also perform material off Love’s holiday album Reason For The Season, which features an array of new holiday songs and Christmas classics ranging from bright guitar and horn-filled pop and rock and track to softer traditional carols and ballads. Sam Hollander (One Direction, Panic! at the Disco, Train) and Steve Greenberg (Hanson, AJR) produced five tracks on the album, including the jubilant title track and the buoyant anthems "It Must Be Christmas" and "Finally it's Christmas" featuring Hanson. Additionally, Love’s children Ambha, Brian, Christian, and Hayleigh Love (All Love) are featured on the album.

 

Since Love penned the lyrics to The Beach Boys’ first hit, “Surfin’” (1961), dozens of the bands chart toppers have become eternal anthems of American youth:  “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Rock and Roll Music” and “Kokomo.”

                                                           

The Beach Boys have sold over 100 million records worldwide and have received more than 33 RIAA Platinum and Gold record awards.  The Rock And Roll Hall of Famers were also honored at the 2001 Grammy Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award.  With more than five decades of touring under their belts, The Beach Boys have performed more concerts than any major rock band in history.

 

Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys, Capitol/EMI's 30-track collection of the band's biggest hits, has achieved triple-platinum success with sales of more than three million copies in the U.S. since its release. Rolling Stone ranked the album Pet Sounds, as number 2 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time,” and The Beach Boys number 12 on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time.”  Additionally, in a recent poll of Sirius listeners, The Beach Boys were voted the Number One American Group of the 60s.

 

The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love, who, along with longtime member Bruce Johnston, musical director Scott Totten, Brian Eichenberger, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher, and Randy Leago continue the legacy of the iconic band. This concert will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks.

 

Drive-In OC at City National Grove of Anaheim has been engineered with safety and wellness top of mind.  For more details about social-distancing guidelines and event details, visit DriveInOC.com.

New Order shares video for infectious new track "Be a Rebel"

New Order has just released their new track "Be a Rebel," along with the cool video. A great song. Also, the band has confirmed upcoming tour dates in North America as well, including two dates at the Hollywood Bowl. Here is the full media release from the band's record label...


NEW ORDER SHARES VIDEO FOR
“BE A REBEL”
 
12” VINYL AND DIGITAL BUNDLE FEATURING REMIXES
AVAILABLE NOW

 
2021 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES WITH
PET SHOP BOYS CONFIRMED


Praise for “Be a Rebel”:
 
“Another example of how timeless this band really is…” – EXCLAIM
 
“The exact type of glittery, uptempo, hype-worthy song that would bring a live crowd to their feet.” – CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
 
“‘Be a Rebel’ comes at a moment when we need precisely such an iconoclastic rallying cry.” – BLACKBOOK
 
“Triumphant” – CLASH
 
Be a Rebel” has been hailed as a spectacular return for New Order and today they release the suitably stunning video for the single. Spanish director NYSU depicts a couple in turmoil using typically lavish and ultra-stylish visuals. Watch the new video here.
 
New Order: “We’d previously worked with NYSU from Madrid when they created a memorable video for us to go with ‘Restless,’ and their imagination and creativity with film really struck a chord with the band. For 'Be a Rebel,’ it has been great to team up with NYSU again, and their inspirational treatment and unique aesthetic compliments the track with a very original vision.”
 
New Order also released the Renegade Spezial Edit of “Be a Rebel” in September, the result of Bernard Sumner’s collaboration on a capsule range for adidas Spezial. This mix is an extended edit of the Adidas _nwrdrSPZL promotional video soundtrack whose accompanying film features dancer Rentaro Nakaaki of the English National Ballet.
 
“Be a Rebel” is available now on 12” vinyl and as a digital bundle with new remixes. Remixes featured on the single include Bernard's Renegade Mix (the original version of the adidas Spezial ad soundtrack) and Stephen Morris’ T34 Mix, as well as Bernard’s Renegade Instrumental Mix. Purchase the limited dove grey 12” here and stream the digital bundle here. Further dance floor engineered remixes will follow.
 
“Be a Rebel,” with its message to celebrate ourselves and appreciate what we have, even in hard times, was originally planned as a release ahead of New Order’s tour this autumn. But with live shows on hold and their dates re-scheduled to 2021, the band felt it important to share new music with fans. “In tough times we wanted to reach out with a new song. We can’t play live for a while, but music is still something we can all share together. We hope you enjoy it… until we meet again.” – Bernard Sumner
 
New Order recently released the definitive collection of their 1983 studio album Power, Corruption & Lies via Warner Music.
 
New Order are: Bernard Sumner, Gillian Gilbert, Stephen Morris, Tom Chapman and Phil Cunningham
 
“Be a Rebel” artwork by Warren Jackson, original single artwork featuring photograph by Søren Solkær.

 

The Unity Tour 2021
September 18 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage *
September 20 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion *
September 22 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden *
September 25 – Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion at the Mann *
September 28 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion *
October 1 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion *
October 3 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory *
October 7 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena *
October 9 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre *
October 13 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center *
October 15 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl *
October 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl *
 
* co-headline with Pet Shop Boys
Purchase tickets here.

Special One-Off London Headline Show
November 6 – London, UK – The O2
NEW ORDER: WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | YOUTUBE | SPOTIFY | APPLE
 
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Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Media release: Austin outfit Shinyribs covers Rihanna's "Bitch Better Have My Money"

 

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SHINYRIBS COVERS RIHANNA?

MUST BE THE NEXT WALTZ!

 

Austin band’s treatment of Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money” intersects with the Doobie Brothers’ “Long Train Runnin’” for the unexpected mash-up of the year

Rolling Stone Country premiered the song: https://bit.ly/2KV4Rnp

Shinyribs: "Bitch Better Have My Money"

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AUSTIN, Texas — The Next Waltz, the innovative label/platform launched by singer-songwriter Bruce Robison, issued its latest vinyl compilation, The Next Waltz, Volume 3, on November 27, and released the song “Bitch Better Have My Money” by Shinyribs (contained in the compilation) as a digital single on that day as well. The music video for the Shinyribs song will be released on Friday, December 4, 2020.

 

The Next Waltz, Volume 3 is the third installment of singles recorded at the Bunker in Lockhart, Texas with no digital shenanigans, compiling the best all analog tracks of the past year into one neat package. 

 

Emblazoned with a motel motif designed by legendary Austin artist Kerry Awn (of Armadillo World Headquarters/Armadillo Art Squad fame) and a striking “sunset swirl” colored vinyl, the LP is an auditory guestbook of greatness featuring talent such as Jack Ingram, Flatland Cavalry, Charley Crockett, Robert Ellis, Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis and more!

 

Volume 3 can be purchased on its own, with a special slip mat, or a bundle of both that also includes a “vintage motel key” USB that features digital files of Volume 1 through 3 along with bonus content.

 

According to Robison, “Austin is the ultimate Texas music melting pot. The Armadillo World Headquarters music is unclassifiable. Doug Sahm is the ultimate unclassifiable musician. People move to Austin because of that freedom. That originality — that ambition (or lack thereof) ... that weirdness — would not only be accepted but possibly celebrated in the fabulous history of Austin furry freaks.

 

Kevin Russell has always been as hard to pin down stylistically as our other Austin heroes from his time with seminal Austin band the Gourds through the live music explosion Shinyribs, who have been tearing a conga line through the culture for years now. For Kevin, good music is good music. The groove is the thing and those vibrations can sometimes be enough to connect people across any walk of life. Is it weird to cover a Rhianna song? Yep, if you are doing it right. Try to sit still when the horns get cookin’ — I dare you.”

 

About Shinyribs:

Once you’ve seen Shinyribs Kevin Russell onstage, it’s impossible to forget him. Known for his outrageous outfits and antics, Russell is a regular Austin fashion icon, liable to turn up in anything from his lime-green sherbet leisure suit to a flashing LED cloak, which he donned for a soulful performance of “East Texas Rust” on the award-winning PBS show Austin City Limits. 

 

Born and raised in Beaumont, East Texas, Russell has been dubbed (mostly by himself) the Baryshnikov of the Big Thicket, the Pavarotti of the Pineywoods, the Shakespeare of Swamp Pop or the Shiniest Man in Showbidniz. Balding with a scraggly beard and an unapologetic gut, Russell boasts the indelible spirit and nudge-nudge, wink-wink playful quality of a man forever young, who points to the likes of Tony Joe White and the Coasters for his rib-tickling, mind-expanding, butt-shaking “is he for real” sense of humor. As a member of the Gourds, Russell took his musical inspiration from the fertile Ark-La-Tex turf and became a pioneer of Americana.

 

About The Next Waltz (in their own words)

So, what exactly is The Next Waltz? Hard to describe what we do here, but would have to say The Next Waltz is the world’s most innovative record label. Established in 2016 in Austin, Texas by Bruce Robison, we’ve tried to spend as many days as we can making great music while coming up with a bunch of crazy ideas along the way to pay for it.

 

We have released over 20 singles and worked alongside artists as varied as Turnpike Troubadours, Carrie Rodriguez, Carson McHone, Jerry Jeff Walker, Shinyribs, and Shakey Graves. From those singles, we have taken some of our favorite songs and turned them into two collections, The Next Waltz Volume 1 and Volume 2. In 2020, we released our first full-length LP from Texas supergroup the Panhandlers — Josh Abbott, John Baumann, William Clark Green, and Cleto Cordero. Along with making great music we also manage a handful of artists who share our vision of artistic integrity and the value of ambitious and authentic music.

 

That said, our secret weapon is our recording facility — The Bunker — just south of Austin on the outskirts of Lockhart, Texas. We record in a way that has never been bested: Two-inch tape, 16-track recording, all-analog reverbs, and the greatest musicians on the planet in a room playing together. This is the way all our favorite recordings were done and it's as close to hearing in-person you can get.

Shout! Factory TV presents 'The Aquabats! Super Show!' Super Marathon Stream on Saturday, December 5, 2020

 

Shout! Factory TV presents
The Aquabats! Super Show!
Super Marathon Stream on
Saturday, December 5, 2020

A Full-Day Marathon of the Daytime Emmy Award-Winning Comedy Rock Series Hosted by the Aquabats 
LOS ANGELES – December 1, 2020 – Aquabats, let’s go! Shout! Factory TV will proudly present The Aquabats! Super Show! Super Marathon on December 5 to celebrate the fan-favorite musical comedy series’ debut on Shout! Factory TV. The marathon will feature every episode of The Aquabats! Super Show!, the unaired pilot episode, specials and music videos. Fans can hang out with The Aquabats as they answer popular questions from the fans, share never-before-heard trivia and behind-the-scenes tidbits and showcase actual props from the show. One lucky winner will also receive a prize pack including a Fender guitar signed by The Aquabats and a signed, limited edition vinyl copy of the band’s new album Kooky Spooky…in Stereo!
   
The Aquabats! Super Show! premiered in 2012 on the Hub Network and aired for two seasons and a total of 21 episodes. The series was helmed by Christian Jacobs, Scott Schultz (creators of the series Yo Gabba Gabba!), and director Jason deVilliers. Throughout its run, the show received eight multiple Daytime Emmy nominations and one win. Shout! Factory previously released The Aquabats! Super Show!: Season One on DVD in 2013.
 
Based on the superhero mythology of The Aquabats!, a real comedy rock band which series co-creator and lead singer Jacobs formed in 1994, The Aquabats! Super Show! follows the comic adventures of a fictionalized version of the band, a musical group of amateur superheroes, as they haphazardly defend the world from a variety of villains and monsters. Styled similarly to the campy aesthetics of 1960s and 1970s children's television and Japanese tokusatsu, The Aquabats! Super Show! utilizes various mediums of visual styles and special effects, mixing live-action storylines with cartoon shorts, parody advertisements and musical interludes.

The marathon begins Saturday, December 5 at 9 a.m. PT and will continue all day. The stream can be viewed on ShoutFactoryTV.com; Shout! Factory TV’s Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and Android apps; and the following digital streaming platforms: Twitch, Pluto TV, Samsung TV Plus, Comcast Xfinity, Xumo, Vizio, Redbox, IMDb TV, STIRR, Sling TV, THETA.tv and Local Now.
 
Every episode of The Aquabats! Super Show! is also now available for viewing on demand on ShoutFactoryTV.com; Shout! Factory TV’s Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and Android apps; and on various Shout! Factory TV branded channels including Tubi, Amazon Prime Channels, and the Roku Channel.
The Aquabats! Super Show! Super Marathon - THIS SATURDAY! (HD)
About The Aquabats!
The Aquabats!, formed in 1994 in Orange County as a way to have some harmless fun in a music scene that took itself too seriously. Their Paul Frank designed “power belts,” trademark rash guards, black eye masks, “anti-negativity” helmets and onstage antics quickly caught on, earning the group a fiercely loyal following that spans generations. Their line-up and music is continuously evolving, including Blink 182’s Travis Barker as former drummer "Baron Von Tito."
 
In 2012, the band debuted The Aquabats! Super Show!, a live-action musical action comedy television series which aired on the Hub Network. The show received eight multiple Daytime EMMY nominations and one win.
 
To date, The Aquabats’ music library includes The Return of the Aquabats (1996), The Fury of the Aquabats! (1997), The Aquabats vs. The Floating Eye of Death (1999), Myths, Legends and Other Amazing Adventures, Vol. 2 (2000), Yo! Check Out This Ride! (EP, 2004) Charge!! (2005), Radio Down! (EP, 2010), Hi-Five Soup! (2011), and 2020’s newest addition - full studio album Kooky Spooky... In Stereo!
 
Current members are Christian Jacobs as “The MC Bat Commander” (lead singer), Chad Larson as “Crash McLarson” (bass, vocals), Ian Fowles as “Eaglebones Falconhawk” (guitar), Richard Falomir as “Ricky Fitness” (drums), and James Briggs, as "Jimmy the Robot” (keyboards, woodwinds, vocals). 

Shout! Factory TV is a digital entertainment streaming service that brings timeless and contemporary cult favorites to pop culture fans. Shout! Factory TV offers an unrivaled blend of original programming and TV shows and movies curated from major studios, independent producers and its own distinctive entertainment library. The Shout! Factory TV family of channels also includes Mystery Science Theater 3000, TokuSHOUTsu™ and Johnny Carson TV, with more to come soon. Shout! Factory TV provides an immersive, high-quality viewing experience across a wide variety of platforms: online at ShoutFactoryTV.com, on smartphone devices, tablets and connected TV, and via apps on the Roku player, Android, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV. Shout! Factory TV is also available as a branded channel on Amazon Prime Channels, Comcast Xfinity, IMDb TV, Pluto TV, Redbox, Roku Premium Subscriptions, Samsung TV Plus, STIRR, Tubi, Twitch, Vizio and XUMO, among others. For more information, please visit ShoutFactoryTV.com. 

Monday, November 30, 2020

Rockin' Gift Guide: AC/DC, Jesse Colin Young, John Lennon, Peggy Lee, Gypsy Soul, Chris Hillman

Here is a crop of terrific releases including spectacular classic rock returns, an essential autobiography from a rock and roll great, as well as several fantastic new holiday music titles in tune with the season.



Artist:
AC/DC
Title: Power Up (Columbia Records Group)
You might like if you enjoy: AC/DC, Deep Purple's 2020 "Whoosh!" 
Tell me more: Few bands have faced their demons and battled back with the kind of aplomb displayed by AC/DC. This is band that was seemingly doomed from the time founding lead singer Bon Scott died in February 1980. Major hearing issues for long-time vocalist Brian Johnson that led him to being temporarily replaced by Axl Rose in 2016, the death of founding rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young in 2017 and legal issues aplenty for drummer Phil Rudd were somehow overcome as evidenced on the hard rockers' brilliant return Power Up. Those worrying the Australia-spawned Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have lost a step fear not; this album rocks as hard as anything in their storied discography. My favorite tracks are the head-banging "Shot In The Dark" and "Systems Down," catchy instant-classic "Witch's Spell," bluesy "Kick You When You're Down" and "No Man's Land," and probing "Through The Mists Of Time." Truth be told, every cut on the album rocks. No wonder within a week of its official release, Power Up had reached the #1 spot on charts across the globe. 


Power Up is available in multiple configurations that will excite collectors and die-hard fans alike, including digital, CD, and deluxe versions. The limited edition, one-of-a-kind deluxe Power Up box is the ultimate fan package. Hit the button on the side of the box and watch the flashing neon AC/DC logo light up while the opening bars of “Shot In The Dark” blast out of the built-in speaker. Inside the box is the full CD package in a soft-pack with a 20-page booklet that features exclusive photos and USB charging cable allowing the box to remain powered up and on display. The vinyl LP is pressed on 180 gram vinyl and housed in a gatefold jacket.
  Information: acdc.com.





Artist: 
Jesse Colin Young
Title: Highway Troubadour (BMG)
You might like if you enjoy: The Youngbloods, Jesse Colin Young, Bruce Cockburn 
Tell me more: Singer-songwriter/guitarist Jesse Colin Young has just returned with Highway Troubadour, his 22nd solo album (but first truly solo acoustic record since his 1964 debut The Soul of a City Boy). Beloved for his work as lead singer for The Youngbloods in the late 1960s and early '70s, Young went on to establish an equally successful career thanks to strong albums such as Song for Juli (1972), Songbird (1975) and On the Road (1976). Now 79, Young's signature vocals and virtuoso finger style guitar work shine across Highway Troubadour. A true survivor, Young put his recording career on hiatus in 2012 when he was diagnosed with Lyme disease. He returned to the ring with his highly-acclaimed February 2019 release Dreamers and is now back with a disc full of compositions pulled from across his catalog; the sessions were recorded with two two AEA A440 ribbon microphone one for his voice and one for his Taylor 910 CE guitar. Highlights abound; an intoxicating "Cast a Stone" from last year's Dreamers, intimate "Song for Juli" and potent "Darkness, Darkness." He also revisits several Youngbloods classics, including offering up a reworked bluesy take on the Americana rocker "Sugar Babe" and George Remaily's "Euphoria." Information: JesseColinYoung.com.


Artist: 
John Lennon
Title: Gimme Some Truth (Capitol Records)
You might like if you enjoy: John Lennon, The Beatles
Tell me more: In celebration of what would have been John Lennon's 80th birthday, Capitol/UMe released Gimme Some Truth on Oct. 9, 2020. Released via several configurations (including a Deluxe 2CD/Blu-ray edition that includes a 124-page book and much more), the 2CD version I have revisits three dozen of the artist's most beloved solo songs, all upgraded via the work of engineer Paul Hicks, engineer Sam Gannon and mastering pro Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios. Listening to these glorious new mixes is to be swept up again by Lennon's monumental talent as a singer-songwriter able to address love, loss, social justice, marriage, world peace, racism, feminism and a myriad of other topics with a brutal honesty that rings true long after his tragic death in December 1980. The range of songs astound even today; the timeless rocker "Instant Karma!," sparse "Working Class Hero," intimate "Love," adored "Imagine," stirring "Oh My Love" and timely "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" are among this writer's favorites. Gimme Some Truth is available as a 19-track CD or 2LP, a 36-track 2CD, or 4 LP, the aforementioned Deluxe edition, and several digital versions for download and streaming including in 24 bit/96 KHz audio and hi-res Dolby Atmos. Information: JohnLennon.com.



CHRISTMAS COLLECTIONS


Artist: 
Peggy Lee
Title: Ultimate Christmas (Capitol Records)
You might like if you enjoy: Peggy Lee, traditional holiday music 
Tell me more: With 2020 marking the 100th birthday of the late jazz and popular music singer Peggy Lee, the yuletide set Ultimate Christmas features 22 holiday favorites including "Winter Wonderland," "The Christmas Song," "Happy Holiday," "The Christmas Waltz," Winter Wonderland" and the rare "Peace on Earth." Several of the selections were written by Lee, including the cheerful "Christmas Carousel" (the title track from her 1960 holiday album), sparkling "Don't Forget to Feed the Reindeer," radiant "The Tree" and poignant "My Dear Acquaintance (A Happy New Year)." Lee's signature top-tier vocals and the wonderful orchestral arrangements captured between 1949 and 1968 on audio CD are bolstered by a colorful booklet filled with historical Christmastime photos of Lee and detailed liner notes and information on each of the memorable tracks. Information: umgcatalog.com.


Artist: 
Gypsy Soul
Title: Comfort and Joy (Off The Beaten Track Recordings)
You might like if you enjoy: Gypsy Soul, Clannad
Tell me more: Talented Oregon-based duo Gypsy Soul is back with a new holiday-minded album, Comfort and Joy. Released Nov. 27, the album features six new recordings; all other tracks on the 14-track disc have been remastered. Cilette Swann's expressive vocals (which spans four octaves) and Roman Morykit's skills on a multiple of instruments are able to musically deliver the warmth and jubilation of the season to be sure, including their jazz-meets-world music versions of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "We Three Kings of Orient Are," "The First Noel" and other traditional favorites. Other standouts include "Little Drummer Boy" and "Away In A Manger." Their own "The Snow, The Sea" is a welcome addition on the set. Many modern-day Christmas music collections are stuffed with an excess of bombast and artificial sweetening; Gypsy Soul's Comfort and Joy is a genuinely beautiful and touching tribute to the holiday season. Information: GypsySoul.com.


ROCK 'N' ROLL READ

Title:
Time Between: My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother and Beyond
Author: Chris Hillman
Publisher: BMG Books
Hardcover: 315 pages
Tell me more: In his moving "Time Between: My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother and Beyond," Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Chris Hillman provides a compelling and fascinating look at his life and singular career. A founding member of the Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers, the Souther-Hillman-Furay Band and the Desert Rose Band, Hillman reflects on the ups and downs of a life spent in the music world but mines equal depth with his reflections on love, family, faith and the loss of so many of his musical mates. He writes in a straightforward way, completely immersing the reader in a wide-ranging life spanning legendary gigs, recording sessions, band breakups, overcoming seemingly-fatal health scares and — his biggest joys  his wife Connie and their children. His relationships with greats ranging from Gram Parsons and David Crosby to Roger McGuinn, Richie Furay and Tom Petty come alive in the wonderful autobiography. Country great Dwight Yoakam pens the foreword. Information: bmg.com.


Robert Kinsler

Friday, November 27, 2020

George Harrison's seminal 1970 album 'All Things Must Pass' celebrated with new stereo mix of legendary title track on 50th anniversary

 Has it really been 50 years since George Harrison's 'All Things Must Pass' was released? Wow, it has. Check out the official media release below...Robert Kinsler


GEORGE HARRISON’S SEMINAL 1970 SOLO ALBUM ALL THINGS MUST PASS CELEBRATED WITH NEW STEREO MIX OF LEGENDARY TITLE TRACK ON ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY
RECORD STORE DAY LIMITED EDITION, INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED 7” VINYL REISSUE OF “MY SWEET LORD” AVAILABLE NOW
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of George Harrison's classic solo album, All Things Must Pass, the George Harrison Estate is pleased to announce a new 2020 stereo mix of the LP’s title song as a prelude of what’s to come.

The new stereo mix of the seminal album’s title track was overseen by multi- GRAMMY® Award winner, Paul Hicks, known for his work with the Harrison Estate, The Beatles and this year’s chart-topping albums by The Rolling Stones (Goat’s Head Soup) and John Lennon (Gimme Some Truth).
 
“The new stereo mix of the album's title track is just a taste of more things to come in 2021 as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of my father's legendary All Things Must Pass album,” says Dhani Harrison. “We've been digging through mountains of tapes, and they just kept coming – boxes and boxes of them. Making this album sound clearer was always one of my dad’s greatest wishes and it was something we were working on together right up until he passed. But with the help of new technology and the work of Paul Hicks on this project, we are now able to make that happen. We can't wait for you all to hear everything we've been working on and your patience will be rewarded next year.”

Originally released fifty years ago today on November 27, 1970, All Things Must Pass, the triple LP produced by Phil Spector, includes “My Sweet Lord,” the first number one single by a solo Beatle. It was critically acclaimed and topped both the UK and US album charts, with Rolling Stone calling it “the War and Peace of rock and roll” and “an intensely personal statement and a grandiose gesture.” Over time the influence of the album has only grown as subsequent generations have discovered it. The album has been inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall Of Fame, included in Rolling Stone magazine’s Top 500 albums of all time, as well as The Times of London’s 100 best albums.

The release of “All Things Must Pass (2020 Mix)” marks the beginning of celebrations for this historic album. Stay tuned for more All Things Must Pass 50th anniversary release details beginning in 2021.

Stream the new “All Things Must Pass (2020 Mix)”: https://GeorgeHarrison.lnk.to/AllThingsMustPass2020PR
 
Continuing the All Things Must Pass celebrations, in partnership with Record Store Day's Black Friday event, the Harrisons are also releasing George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord” on a 7” Milky Clear Single, individually numbered, exclusive to Record Store Day. This is a recreation of the Angola pressing of the 45 from 1970 with unique artwork. "My Sweet Lord" was originally released in November 1970 as a single, Harrison's first as a solo artist, and topped charts worldwide; it was the biggest-selling single of 1971 in the UK. In America and Britain, the song was the first number one single by an ex-Beatle.

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