Friday, June 17, 2022

Sights and Sounds: Paul McCartney, World Party, Dawes, Record Store Day

Lots of big news for a Friday courtesy of Paul McCartney, World Party and Dawes...Robert Kinsler

Paul McCartney announces the brand new 'McCartney I II III' Box Set

Earlier today Paul McCartney announced the release of of a new McCartney I II II deluxe box set that will be available via three formats. 

Expected to ship on Aug. 5, 2022, the box set will be available via Limited Edition Color Vinyl, Black Vinyl Edition and on audio CD - each including three special photo prints with notes from McCartney about each album. The newly created boxset cover art and typography for the slipcase are by Ed Ruscha

Here are details as noted on McCartney's website:

"Bookending 50 years of unparalleled work, each album demonstrates Paul McCartney’s restless creativity and adventurous artistic spirit. McCartney, the Number One Album was Paul’s first solo album released in 1970 and features timeless tracks “Every Night” and “Junk,” along with the immortal classic “Maybe I’m Amazed.” This album saw a global music superstar pioneer a novel homespun approach to recording that would, in time, become a sought-after sound and the highly influential precursor to the “lo-fi” alternative genre.

Just as McCartney marked the end of an era with Paul’s first release after leaving the biggest band in history, Paul did it again in 1980, this time signaling the end of 70s rock giants Wings. Taking a fresh approach to things, Paul wrote, performed, and produced the avant-garde masterpiece McCartney II, which reached Number One in the UK, and Number 3 in the US, producing such classics as “Coming Up,” “Waterfalls,” and “Temporary Secretary.”

With McCartney III Paul went back to basics again to create some of his most revealing work to date. Released in December 2020, just two years after Paul’s Billboard-topping Egypt Station album, “Rockdown," saw Paul turn unexpected time on his hands into an opportunity to get into the studio on his own. An intimate and loose record featuring “Find My Way” and the now live favorite “Women and Wives,” McCartney III features Paul’s melodic gift at its forefront throughout. Upon release, McCartney III charted at Number One on the UK’s Official Album Charts and Number One on Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart.

In an unrivaled career, Paul has always been willing to take risks and have fun along the way – his musical projects have included classical albums, electronic albums, ballet scores, writing for video games, and left-field collaborations — along the way, breaking chart records, box office records, winning countless awards and remaining one of the world’s most influential and revered artists of all time. McCartney, McCartney II, and McCartney III captured and documented landmark moments of his singular career, each offering a personal snapshot of a unique artist at a particular moment in time."


1. The Lovely Linda
2. That Would Be Something
3. Valentine Day
4. Every Night
5. Hot As Sun
6. Glasses
7. Junk
8. Man We Was Lonely
9. Oo You
10. Momma Miss America
11. Teddy Boy
12. Singalong Junk
13. Maybe I'm Amazed
14. Kreen-Akrore

McCartney II
1. Coming Up
2. Temporary Secretary
3. On The Way
4. Waterfalls
5. Nobody Knows
6. Front Parlour
7. Summer's Day Song
8. Frozen Jap
9. Bogey Music
10. Darkroom
11. One Of These Days

McCartney III
1. Long Tailed Winter Bird
2. Find My Way
3. Pretty Boys
4. Women And Wives
5. Lavatory Lil
6. Deep Deep Feeling
7. Slidin'
8. The Kiss Of Venus
9. Seize The Day
10. Deep Down
11. Winter Bird / When Winter Comes


World Party to celebrate Record Store Drop Day on Saturday, June 18, 2022 with limited edition vinyl title

BROOKLYN, NY - World Party is back. On Saturday, June 18, they will participate in Record Store Drop Day 2022 by releasing a unique album curated for the event. 

Two thousand black vinyl copies of this unique collection were pressed by Toyokasei, an independent Japanese manufacturer after a U.S. plant had bumped the indie orders for big major label releases. Until recently, Toyokasei was the pressing plant of choice for major label classical releases. But with the growing popularity of vinyl, the majors have been opening up their own pressing plants for the first time since the late 1980s.

The album was curated by Paul Epstein of Twist & Shout Records in Denver, CO. Epstein chose the tracks that appear on the disc and penned the following poignant liner notes.

"When I first got my record store in 1988, the music industry was a monolithic beast. In fact, society seems to lack a "counter" to the prevailing culture. Everything was geared toward hits to feed the gaping twin-headed maw of Triple-A radio and MTV. The only things that felt the least bit underground were gangsta rap and some punk. Although even some of them were making videos too."

"Suddenly, a break in the waves, and a white whale breaches the surface. Karl Wallinger, late of The Waterboys, releases his first album under the moniker World Party. A voice in the wilderness, singing about love, politics, and philosophy in a setting simultaneously modern while hearkening back to the best of his predecessors. Echoes of Dylan, The Beatles, and Neil Young rang out in his lyrics and vocal stylings, yet his contemporary production and beats nodded toward Prince. The first album, Private Revolution, because a high-water mark for discriminating listeners on both sides of the record store counter."

A 2023 variation of the Record Store Day release is under discussion for worldwide release. Coming in late October 2022 will be the vinyl reissue of The 1997 double album, Egyptology.

"Ship of Fools"

1.Best Place I've Ever Been
2. Put the Message in the Box
3. Ship of Fools (Live, Boulder, CO, 1998)
4. Is It Like Today

1. Thank You World
2. Way Down Now (Live in London)
3. Mystery Girl (Radio Version)
4. Ain't Gonna Come Til I'm Ready

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Photo credit: Ward & Dweskin

Acclaimed Los Angeles-based rockers Dawes have shared “Everything Is Permanent,” available now via Rounder Records at all DSPs and streaming services. An official performance video – directed by Caitlin Gerard at Hollywood, CA’s historic EastWest Studios – premieres today via YouTube.


“Everything Is Permanent” marks the latest single from Dawes’ upcoming eighth studio album, MISADVENTURES OF DOOMSCROLLER, arriving everywhere on Friday, July 22. Pre-orders are available now. In addition, a number of exclusive bundles – including Limited Edition Preferred Pink Vinyl w/Optional Exclusive 11x11 Signed Band Photo, Turntable Slipmat, Black Hoodie, White Pocket T, and Socks – are available now at the official Dawes webstore.


“This is a song (about how everything about us is tracked, documented, recorded, filed, mined, bought, sold, etc. etc. on some level) that is wrapped around a molten core of a breakdown/freakout/majorminorinterweave that is probably the moment I’m most proud of on the whole record,” says singer/guitarist Taylor Goldsmith. “After showing you the blood and guts, we gently sew the song back together again and end with what could be the tagline for all of social media and the screen-life-culture that we subscribe to these days to varying degrees: ‘Did you really need to cry? Or be seen crying?’”






Dawes will celebrate MISADVENTURES OF DOOMSCROLLER with a non-stop live schedule getting underway with a very special Independence Day event with Phil Lesh & Friends, set for Monday, July 4 at Asbury Park, NJ’s Stone Pony Summer Stage. A jam-packed international itinerary follows, including headline shows, festival performances, a summer run with The Head and The Heart, and a just-announced co-headline tour with GRAMMY® Award-nominated Canadian artist Bahamas. “An Evening with Dawes and Bahamas” will see both acts performing together for two unique live sets, with Dawes backing Bahamas and Bahamas then joining Dawes for an unprecedented collaborative performance. The tour begins  September 7 at Knoxville, TN’s Bijou Theatre and then travels the US through the month. For complete details and ticket availability, please visit


Produced by longtime collaborator Jonathan Wilson (Billy Strings, Father John Misty, Angel Olsen), MISADVENTURES OF DOOMSCROLLER represents an adventurous new turn for Dawes, evincing a more ambitious, exploratory approach towards recording than ever before. The album includes such recently released singles as “Comes In Waves” and the epic opening track, “Someone Else’s Café / Doomscroller Tries to Relax,” both available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Official performance videos are streaming now via YouTube.







Photo credit: Ward & Kweskin


TOUR 2022


4 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage †

29 – Yuzawa, JP – Fuji Rock Festival *



1 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater ^

2 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater ^ (SOLD OUT)

4 – Houston, TX – Lawn at White Oak ^

5 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory ^

6 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion ^

7 – Arvada, CO – Arvada Center for the Arts

8 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre ^

9 – Boise, ID – Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden ^

11 – Missoula, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater ^

12 – Seattle, WA – Marymoor Park ^ (SOLD OUT)

13 – Seattle, WA – Marymoor Park ^

16 – Portland, OR – McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater ^

18 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl ^

19 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre ^

20 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre ^

22 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys Concerts By The Bay ^ (SOLD OUT)

23 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys Concerts By The Bay ^

27 – Tisbury, MA – Beach Road Weekend *

28 – Bridgeview, IL – Sacred Rose *



3-4 – Indianapolis, IN – All In Music & Arts Festival *

7 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre #

8 – Richmond, VA – Brown's Island #

9 – Winston-Salem, NC – Gears and Guitars #

10 – Charleston, SC – The Windjammer #

11 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater #

13 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage #

14 – Patchogue, NY – Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts #

16 – Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre

17 – Hammondsport, NY – Point of the Bluff Vineyards #

18 – Columbus, OH – Athenaeum Theatre #

19 – Iowa City, IA – Englert Civic Theatre #

21 – Bloomington, IL – Castle Theatre #

22 – Lexington, KY – The Burl Outdoors #

23 – Memphis, TN – Overton Park Shell #

24 – Franklin, TN – Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival *

25- Baton Rouge, LA – Manship Theatre


* Festival Performance

† w/Phil Lesh & Friends

^ Supporting The Head and The Heart

# “An Evening with Dawes and Bahamas”

# # #

MISADVENTURES OF DOOMSCROLLER marks Dawes’ first new LP following 2020’s Rounder Records debut, GOOD LUCK WITH WHATEVER. Produced by 7x GRAMMY® Award-winner Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit) at Nashville’s famed RCA Studio A, the album earned critical applause around the world, with Esquire declaring it “their liveliest, most visceral set yet.” Dawes celebrated with a range of high-profile TV appearances, including ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! and CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert #playathome series as well as CBS This Morning: Saturday Sessions.

Dawes is: T.Z. Goldsmith (guitar, primary vocal), W.Q. Gelber (handmade bass), G.W. Goldsmith (drums, percussion, background vocals), and L.M. Pardini (piano, organ, synthesizers, clavinet, Wurlitzer, guitar, background vocals).




(June 17, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA) – Varèse Sarabande Records will be releasing two amazing soundtrack LPs for Record Store Day Drops 2022: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift will be released as a double LP with collector’s edition etching and Big Night on crystal clear vinyl. 
These Varèse Sarabande Records titles will be available tomorrow, June 18, at thousands of independent record stores. For a list of participating stores and more information about these special LPs, visit

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift – Original Motion Picture Score by Brian Tyler 
The Fast and the Furious is the most successful movie franchise of all time, with almost 6.5 billion dollars in box office receipts from ten films over the past 20 years. Tokyo Drift is often cited as one of the best of the lot, and the musical score is definitely one of the most lauded among score fans. Brian Tyler (Scream, Thor, Avengers) scored Tokyo Drift (with an assist from Slash on “Welcome to Tokyo”) and went on to score four of the five subsequent films. Never before available on LP, the text-only cover on the CD and digital formats has been replaced with an original design which incorporates Japanese manga art styles. This double album features an orange LP for sides A and B, and a black vinyl record for sides C and D, with side D a stencil of the scarab beetle design from the car belonging to the Drift King.   

Side A: 
  1. Touge 0:46 
  2. The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift 7:05 
  3. Saucin’ 4:28 
  4. Neela Drifts 3:27 
  5. Preparation 1:10 
  6. N2O 0:49 
  7. Mustang Nismo 2:21 
  8. Underground 1:33 
Side B: 
  1. Hot Fuji 1:55 
  2. This Is My Mexico 1:23 
  3. Welcome To Tokyo (written by Slash and Brian Tyler) 1:54 
  4. DK VS Han 3:32 
  5. Downtown Tokyo Chase 2:33 
  6. Aftermath 1:22 
  7. Empty Garage 1:01 
  8. DK’s Revenge 1:09 
  9. Journey Backwards 0:58 
  10. Sumo 1:37 
  11. Sean’s Crazy Idea 2:24 
  12. Dejection 1:12 
Side C: 
  1. Kamata 1:32 
  2. Two Guns 1:29 
  3. I Gotta Do This 1:14 
  4. Megaton 2:16 
  5. Neela Confronts DK 1:47 
  6. Winner ... Gets ... Me 1:21 
  7. War Theory 1:54 
  8. I Don’t Need You To Save Me 0:57 
  9. Neela 1:44 
  10. Symphonic Touge 6:50 
Big Night – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Various Artists 
A breakout indie film success in 1996, Big Night has received new attention due to star and director Stanley Tucci’s best-selling book and Italian food-based program on CNN, Searching for Italy. The soundtrack was also a hit with viewers with its large serving of 1950s classics from Rosemary Clooney, Keely Smith and Louis Prima, whose persona plays a major character in the film. This record has never before been released on LP and is pressed on crystal clear vinyl exclusively for RSD 2022. 

Side A: 
  1. Claudio Villa – Stornelli Amorisi 8:00 
  2. Matteo Salvatore – Il Pescivendolo 1:14 
  3. Claudio Villa – La Strada Del Bosco 2:33 
  4. Gary DeMichele – Art Of Art 2:26 
  5. Louis Prima – Oh Marie 2:27 
  6. Rosemary Clooney – Mambo Italiano - 02:31 
Side B: 
  1. Louis Prima And Keely Smith With Sam Butera – Love Of My Life (O Sole Mio) 3:45 
  2. Gary DeMichele – Dinner 0:58 
  3. Claudio Villa – Tic Ti, Tic Ta 2:42 
  4. Louis Prima And The Witnesses – Five Months, Two Weeks, Two Days 2:09 
  5. Keely Smith – Don’t Take Your Love From Me 3:05 
  6. Louis Prima – Buona Sera 2:58 
  7. Gary DeMichele – Angular Dissent 2:06 
  8. Matteo Salvatore – Mo Ve’la Bella Mia Da La Muntagna 2:50 
  9. Gary DeMichele – Pascal’s Waltz 1:21 
  10. Gary DeMichele – Big Night Theme 0:48
Varèse Sarabande is one of the leading and most prolific producers of film and television soundtracks. The label was formed as a merger between Varèse International Records (named for composer Edgar Varèse) and Sarabande Records (named after a musical dance form). The label’s iconic logo—a frequent curiosity of fans around the globe—is actually an inkblot created by blowing a straw on a piece of paper with India ink.     
Initially a classical label, Varèse Sarabande released its first album of film music in June 1978. Since then, Varèse Sarabande has released thousands of soundtracks and new recordings of classic film scores conducted by celebrated composers with the world’s best-known orchestras.     
The label upped the ante for fans by creating the Varèse Sarabande CD Club—releasing exclusive limited-edition deluxe soundtracks featuring rare and long-requested titles. The CD Club ran initially from 1989–92 and was restarted in 2001, and Varèse continues to create Deluxe Editions of cherished scores that might otherwise never see a release.     
Since joining Concord in 2018, Varèse Sarabande continues to release new television and film scores, high-quality vinyl and Deluxe Edition soundtracks.     
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