Friday, December 11, 2020

Sights and Sounds: Neil Young's 'After The Gold Rush' 50th Anniversary; Barry Gibb update; 'Up From The Streets®: New Orleans: The City of Music'

A roundup of news including details on the latest Neil Young reissue, Barry's Gibb's 
next album and  'Up From The  Streets: New Orleans: The City of Music' release... 

Neil Young's seminal 'After The Gold Rush' 50TH Anniversary edition is available now


December 11, 2020 (Los Angeles, CA)  Fifty years ago Reprise Records released Neil Young’s third solo album, After The Goldrush to international critical praise. From that moment onward, there would be no looking back for Young. Originally released September 19, 1970, After The Goldrush is cemented in the annals of music history—the album has often been rightly recognized as one of the finest ever made. The album peaked at number 8 on Billboard’ Top Pop Albums chart and yielded a pair of singles, “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” and “When You Dance I Can Really Love.” The collection combined Young’s poetic lyricism and wistful melodies, driven by both dreamy folk arrangements and ferocious rock ‘n’ roll. Today, this seminal album is released on CD and Digital in a 50th Anniversary Edition on hi-res audio thru NYA and hi-res downloads through the Xstream© Store at NYA. The Deluxe Vinyl box set will follow on March 19, 2021. 

The 50th Anniversary Edition vinyl box set will pressed on 180g vinyl and individually numbered. The artwork for the album has been updated for this Anniversary Edition.  The cover is printed on special silver coated paper stock.  The set also includes a 7” single in a picture sleeve with two versions of album outtake “Wonderin’.” Side A, originally included in The Archives Vol. 1: 1963-1972, was recorded in Topanga, California, in March 1970, and Side B is a previously unreleased version recorded at Sunset Sound in Hollywood in August 1969. A litho print of the album’s front cover is exclusively included in this vinyl box set. The CD format of the 50th Anniversary Edition includes the new artwork and both versions of “Wonderin’.” Click here to order CD and here to pre-order vinyl and receive and instant download of “Wonderin’.”

The album has felt vital in each of the five decades since its release. In fact, its title track, with Young’s time-traveling and apocalyptic visions of California, places it firmly in the here and now. Young’s re-working of the song’s lyrics for live performances over the years casts that fact in a chilling clarity: “Look at Mother Nature on the run in the 21st century.” This 50th Anniversary Edition is both a celebration for longtime fans, and a chance for new ears to take in its continued relevance. 

After the Gold Rush 50th Anniversary Edition Tracklist:
1. Tell Me Why
2. After the Gold Rush
3. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
4. Southern Man
5. Till the Morning Comes
6. Oh, Lonesome me
7. Don’t Let It Bring You Down
8. Birds
9. When You Dance I Can Really Love
10. I Believe In You
11. Cripple Creek Ferry
12. [Break]
13. Wonderin’
14. Wonderin’ (previously unreleased version)

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New album 'Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1' out on Jan. 8, 2021

December 11, 2020 - Legendary singer, songwriter and producer Barry Gibb's "Butterfly" featuring special guests Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, is debuting today. Listen/share HERE

 Originally recorded in 1967, “Butterfly” is the second unveiled from Gibb’s anticipated new album, GREENFIELDS: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1, which will be released January 8 on Capitol Records (pre-order/pre-save). Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, the record finds Gibb realizing his long-time dream of working with some of the artists he admires the most. In addition to Welch and Rawlings, the album features collaborations with Alison KraussBrandi CarlileDolly PartonJason IsbellJay BuchananKeith UrbanLittle Big TownMiranda LambertOlivia Newton-JohnSheryl Crow and Tommy Emmanuel. Watch the album’s official trailer HERE
Gibb continues to receive widespread attention ahead of the release, including an extensive profile at The New York Times, who praises, “Gibb’s voice on ‘Words of a Fool’ is strong but also spectral…Nearly six decades after he first sang on a record, it remains one of the most otherworldly instruments in popular music.” He was also recently featured as part of Rolling Stone’s “Musicians On Musicians” issue speaking with Jason Isbell, where the pair discussed each other’s work as well as collaborating on album track, “Words of a Fool.” 
Additionally, The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart—a new documentary directed by Frank Marshall—will premiere on HBO tomorrow, December 12, at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT. Already receiving critical acclaim, The Hollywood Reporter calls it a “nostalgic tour back over the decades that shines a deserving spotlight on the group’s artistry.” Watch the trailer HERE
Photo credit: Desiree Prieto
Of recording GREENFIELDS, Barry Gibb shares, “From the first day we stepped into RCA Studios in Nashville (the very place where Elvis, Willie, Waylon, Roy, the Everly Brothers and so many other legends made their magic) the album took on a life of its own. I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to work with Dave and all the artists who stopped by. They were all incredibly generous with their time and talent. They inspired me more than words can express. I feel deep down that Maurice and Robin would have loved this album for different reasons. I wish we could have all been together to do it…but I think we were.”
Dave Cobb comments, “It was truly an honor to work with one of my heroes. The Bee Gees’ first album has always been a staple for me and it was surreal to get to witness the genius of Barry Gibb in the studiohe’s one of the greatest of all time!”
With a career spanning more than five decades, Sir Barry Gibb stands as one of the most renowned and celebrated musicians of the modern era. As co-founder and creative leader of the Brothers Gibbbetter known to the world as the Bee GeesBarry with his brothers, Maurice and Robin, represent one of the most successful vocal groups in rock and roll history, having sold more than 200 million albums to date. With nine #1 singles as a performer, Barry is also amongst the most successful songwriters of all-time (with sixteen #1 singles) and is seventh on the list of most successful producers (with fourteen #1 singles). He is also tied with John Lennon and Paul McCartney for most #1 singles in a calendar year with seven. Among his many awards and honors are eight Grammy Awards, the Grammy Legend Award and, most recently, the 2015 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also the recipient of the American Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award, the BMI Icon Award, four BMI Songwriter of the Year Awards, four BMI Song of the Year Awards and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2004, Barry received one of Britain’s highest honors when the Bee Gees were made Commanders of the British Empire and, in 2018, was Knighted “Sir Barry Gibb” by Prince Charles for his services to music and charity.

 1. “I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You” with Keith Urban
   2. “Words of a Fool” with Jason Isbell
   3. “Run to Me” with Brandi Carlile
   4. “Too Much Heaven” with Alison Krauss
   5. “Lonely Days” with Little Big Town
   6. “Words” with Dolly Parton
   7. “Jive Talkin’” with Miranda Lambert, Jay Buchanan
   8. “How Deep Is Your Love” with Tommy Emanuel, Little Big Town
   9. “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart” with Sheryl Crow
   10. “To Love Somebody” with Jay Buchanan
   11. “Rest Your Love On Me” with Olivia Newton-John
   12. “Butterfly” with Gillian Welch, David Rawlings


A film highlighting New Orleans’ rich musical heritage

Available from December 11, 2020

"As a visitor, devotee, and student of the city of New Orleans, I have never seen anything that so vividly and comprehensively chronicles the musicians who made New Orleans the cradle of American music." 
- Claude E. Bailey, Founding Chair, DC Jazz Festival

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New York, NY (December 11, 2020) - Starting today, Mercury Studios (encompassing Eagle Rock Entertainment) and Michael Murphy Productionspresent the release of the celebrated New Orleans documentary Up From The Streets®: New Orleans: The City of Music. The film will be available exclusively on digital formats.

Up From The Streets®: New Orleans: The City of Music debuted at the 2019 New Orleans Film Festival and received an Award of Excellence at the IndieFest Film Festival, also winning the Gold Award for best feature documentary at the Houston WorldFest Film Festival. The film’s digital release follows a successful US virtual cinema run, which helped raise over $10,000 for The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund.

This insightful documentary chronicles the musical, creative, cultural and social evolution of a unique city steeped in music. Produced and directed by Michael Murphy and hosted by Oscar-nominated and six-time Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter / composer Terence Blanchard – Up From The Streets dissects the evolution of the city’s music, from early innovations in Jazz through R&B and Funk.

What makes New Orleans a hotbed for musical talent? The answers can be discovered in the history of the city, its traditions, its diversity and its unique sense of integrated community. Archival and newly filmed performances legends including Louis ArmstrongFats DominoAllen ToussaintDr. JohnThe Neville Brothers, and, of course, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band are weaved between conversations with such impactful New Orleans musicians as Branford MarsalisWynton MarsalisHarry Connick, Jr.Mannie Fresh, and Dr. Michael White, as well as commentary by Robert PlantKeith RichardsBonnie Raitt, and Sting.

New Orleans created and nurtured the sounds that influenced 20th century American music. Up From The Streets®: New Orleans: The City of Musiccelebrates this cultural epicenter in one definitive film. According to American Songwriter magazine, “there have been plenty of quality documentaries on the music of New Orleans. This is arguably the best.” “Anyone interested in the culture and music of New Orleans will love this film,” states Terence Blanchard. “The resilience of the people of New Orleans reflects the story of America.”

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