‘Live in Prague’ Will “Score” With Zimmer’s Fans And Movie Buffs Alike

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Hans Zimmer is one of the most respected and sought after composers in the entertainment industry today.  With credits reaching all the way back to 1982’s Moonlighting, which starred Jeremy Irons, and as recent as 2017’s Genius, which recently aired on National Geographic Channel and starred Johnny Flynn and Geoffrey Rush as the young and adult Albert Einstein respectively, Zimmer has successfully worked on dozens of movies television programs and even music videos throughout his career.  This coming Friday, Nov. 3, audiences will get to experience some of Zimmer’s work firsthand in a new live setting thanks to Eagle Rock Entertainment’s new live recording Hans Zimmer Live in Prague.  Originally recorded live May 7, 2016 in Prague during Zimmer’s successful European concert tour, this two-hour, 18-minute concert is a clear example of why Zimmer is considered one of the entertainment industry’s great musical minds.  That is due in part to the songs and movies that make up the concert’s set list.  The visuals that are incorporated into the concert are just as certain as the set list to keep audiences entertained and engaged.  They will be discussed later.  The recording’s companion booklet rounds out its most important element.  Each element is important in its own right to ensuring audiences’ engagement and entertainment.  All things considered, the noted elements make Hans Zimmer Live in Prague a solid example of why Zimmer is one of the entertainment industry’s most respected figures.

Hans Zimmer Live in Prague is a concert experience unlike almost everything that Eagle Rock Entertainment has released in recent years.  That is because unlike so many of the company’s previous recordings, this is a full orchestral performance rather than a performance put on by a band, act or group.  It is a modern classical concert that through its snapshot of Zimmer’s career, shows why Zimmer’s is such a respected musical mind.  That is due in part to that snapshot.  The concert features songs used in some of the key moments in Zimmer’s career including Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy and Driving Miss Daisy as well as some of the lesser-known movies to which he contributed.  Those lesser-known movies include Crimson Tide (1995), The Thin Red Line (1998) and True Romance (1993).  Simply put, the movies and songs selected for the concert are but a glimpse into an otherwise extensive concert, yet still serve collectively to paint a clear picture of his career despite this fact.

On another level, the concert’s set list proves important to the concert’s presentation because of the thought put into its ordering.  Audiences will note that the concert starts off on a light-hearted note with ‘Driving,’ from Driving Miss Daisy, a gentle composition centered around Zimmer’s work on piano and Richard Harvey’s work on clarinet.  From there, the concert’s energy gradually builds more and more with each song until finally relaxing again late in its run in the performance of ‘You’re So Cool’ from True Romance. The set list becomes even more reserved – albeit momentarily – as Zimmer and his fellow musicians make their way into the theme song from the hit 1988 Dustin Hoffman/Tom Cruise hit Rain Man before building back again as it moves into ‘What Are You Going To Do When You Are Not Saving The World?’, taken from the 2013 Superman incarnation Man of Steel.  The energy remains high for quite a while from here before pulling back noticeably in the tribute to the victims of the 2012 Aurora, CO movie theater shooting in the aptly titled ‘Aurora.’  Once again, the energy builds back again following that deeply moving composition as the organization makes its way through a pair of medleys from Interstellar and Inception to close out the show.  The way in which the whole show closes is the perfect accent to that final crescendo as it closes out the concert in expert fashion.  It is just one more way in which the set list proves pivotal to the concert’s presentation.  Keeping all of this in mind, it becomes clear why this concert’s set list is such an important piece of its whole.  If any one thing can be said negative to the set list, it would be that considering his extensive resume, it would have been nice to have received more than just his most recent blockbuster action flick compositions.  It would have been nice to have seen August Rush (2007), the 2010 TV mini-series The Pacific and maybe even The Simpsons Movie since he had a direct hand in that movie, too.  While it is nice to see as many classics as are represented here, it would have been nice to see them balanced with more of his body of work rather than so many of his major blockbuster work.  That is not to say the set list should have been longer, but rather just more representative of Zimmer’s current body of work.  Even with this in mind, the set list still proves regardless to be its own important part of the recording’s whole.  It is only one of the key elements to note in examining this recording.  The visuals incorporated into the concert are just as important to discuss as the concert’s set list.

The visuals incorporated into this concert are so important to discuss because of the impact that they have when coupled with the music.  Rather than just putting the scenes to which each composition was connected in its respective movie, Zimmer and company instead chose to use more random visualizations to illustrate the songs’ energies.  The visuals used in partner with ‘Journey to the Red Line’ (from The Thin Red Line) is one of the are among the hardest hitting because of their simplicity.  A dotted red line pulses behind the orchestra in time with the pulse of the song’s beat, and grows in its intensity along with the arrangement’s intensity.  This simple approach goes a long way toward illustrating the song’s emotional depth and power.  Whether or not audiences have seen The Thin Red Line, the use of that visual, when coupled with the equally engaging arrangement, lets audiences know that this arrangement obviously was meant to illustrate a very tense situation.  It does an impressive job of illustrating that emotion, too.  In the same vein, the strobes and flashing colors used in ‘The Electro Suite’ (taken from The Amazing Spiderman 2) couple with the song’s guitar-driven, almost rock style arrangement to give audiences a vivid picture of how Electro came to being in that movie even without having seen the movie.  It is yet another truly intense moment that is certain to keep audiences engaged and entertained.  On a serious side note, moments such as this may be considered dangerous for any viewer who might suffer from epilepsy because of the constant flashing of the lights.  That must be noted.  Even when the visuals are as simple as changing colors, such as in the theme from Crimson Tide, that minimalist approach proves useful, too.  That is because the colors themselves serve to illustrate the mood created first through the music.  It is just one more example of why the visualizations incorporated into this concert are so important to its presentation, and is hardly the last example that could be cited.  Keeping this in mind, the concert’s companion booklet rounds out its most important elements.

The companion booklet included with Hans Zimmer Live in Prague is important to the recording’s whole because of the background that it offers audiences before they take in the concert from the comfort of their homes.  Jeremy Thomas writes in the recording’s liner notes the reason that Prague was chosen as the site for this recording – he notes the country’s history played a big part in that choice – Zimmer’s willingness from one song to the next to not stick to just one type of musical grouping, allowing electric guitars to be married with pan flutes and other non-traditional instruments in some points while using other more traditional groupings in others.  As if this is not enough, Thomas also gives a concise summary of the concert and much more through his liner notes.  Between the items noted here and those not discussed, the whole of the material discussed throughout the booklet’s liner notes offers its own enjoyment for audiences.  When that enjoyment is considered along with the enjoyment offered through the concert’s set list and visualizations, the whole of those elements shows why this one-of-a-kind recording from Eagle Rock Entertainment will “score” with Zimmer’s fans and movie buffs alike.

Eagle Rock Entertainment’s forthcoming recording Hans Zimmer Live in Prague is a work that is certain to “score” with Zimmer’s fans and with movie buffs alike.  That is due in part to the recording’s set list.  Despite lifting liberally from the most recent blockbusters which Zimmer scored, the set list does include songs from some of the lesser-known movies on which Zimmer worked, too.  The visualizations used in each song (and medley) adds its own touch to the recording.  Rather than relying on footage from the songs’ associated movies, random visualizations are used throughout, allowing audiences to create their own scenes in their own minds.  The liner notes included in the recording’s companion booklet put the finishing touch on the recording.  Each element is important in its own right to the recording’s whole.  All things considered, they make this recording one that will, again, “score” with Zimmer’s fans and movie buffs alike.  It will be available Friday, Nov. 3 in stores and online.  More information on this and other titles from Eagle Rock Entertainment is available online now at:

 

 

 

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‘Live At The Hollywood Bowl’ Is A Special Landmark Event

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Jeff Beck is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most important figures in mainstream music’s modern history.  He has spent half a century making music that has made fans of millions worldwide thanks to his solo work and his work as a member of the Yardbirds.  Last summer, Beck celebrated that mark by entertaining audiences with a very special star-studded concert at Los Angeles’ famed Hollywood Bowl.  That concert was itself recorded for beck’s fans worldwide and released earlier this month via Eagle Rock Entertainment on a variety of platforms.  It goes without saying that this landmark concert event is one that Beck’s fans everywhere will appreciate.  That is due in part to the concert itself.  In the same vein, the show’s set list is just as important to discus as the concert itself, and will be discussed later.  The liner notes included in the recording’s companion booklet round out its most important elements.  One need not even mention the recording’s production values since they are of the utmost level, which is nothing new for Eagle Rock’s live recordings.  Keeping all of this in mind, Jeff Beck: Live at the Hollywood Bowl proves to be a once in a lifetime concert that will appeal to every one of Beck’s fans around the world.

Eagle Rock Entertainment’s recent release of Jeff Back’s Live at the Hollywood Bowl is a very special recording that every one of Beck’s fans around the world will appreciate.  That is due in no small part to the concert’s very setup.  While the recording’s title puts Beck’s name on the marquee, Beck is hardly the only major name on the bill.  Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler joined ZZ Top front man Billy Gibbons, blues legend Buddy Guy, Jan Hammer and Jimmy Hall for a star-studded show that should have been sub-titled “Jeff Beck & Friends.”  Beck’s fellow famed performers join him throughout the concert to perform some of his biggest hits as well as a handful of Yardbirds hits and some of their own well-known numbers.  This ties directly into the concert’s set list, which will be discussed shortly.  Staying on the topic of the concert’s presentation, having so many well-known names on one stage together makes the concert more akin to a festival show than just a single headliner’s show.  That is a wholly positive element as it shows clearly the foundational importance of the show’s setup to the recording’s overall presentation.  It is only one part of what makes the recording such a joy to experience.  The concert’s set list is just as important to discuss in examining this recording as its very setup.

As already noted, the songs performed throughout the course of this 97-minute concert run a wide gamut.  From Beck’s earliest solo material to his most recent to even some of the songs he recorded during his time with The Yardbirds and beyond, the concert’s set list features a wide range of music for audiences of all ages to enjoy.  Included among Beck’s own compositions are ‘Shapes of Love,’ ‘Let Me Love You,’ ‘Beck’s Bolero’ and ‘Morning Dew’ from his 1968 solo debut album Truth as well as ‘Freeway Jam’ from his 1975 album Blow By Blow.  Beck’s most recent record, 2016’s Loud Hailer even gets a trio of nods in the form of ‘The Revolution Will Be Televised,’ ‘Live in the Dark’ and the deeply emotional socially conscious work ‘Scared for the Children.’  As if those songs are not enough, the concert also includes a take on the Yardbirds’ classic hits ‘For Your Love,’ and ‘Over Under Sideways Down.’ ZZ Top and The Beatles even get their own tributes during the show’s run in the form of ‘Rough Boy’ and ‘A Day in the Life.’  The cover of Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ closes out the concert and is easily the concert’s most powerful moment.  Considering the wide range of music performed and acts represented throughout the set list, it should be perfectly clear by now just how important the concert’s set list is to its presentation.  Just as the show’s set up does, the set list serves more as a celebration of music itself than Beck’s own music showing once more why this concert, which was marketed as a Jeff Beck concert, is such a special experience that is so much more than its title suggests. When the two noted elements are joined, they make the overall experience that much more special and enjoyable.  Even with this in mind, the show’s set up and set list are only two of its most important elements.  The liner notes included in the concert’s companion booklet are collectively important in their own right, too.

The liner notes included in Live at the Hollywood Bowl’s companion booklet, which were crafted by Alan Light, give audiences a concise preview of the concert before audiences take in even the first song either on DVD, Blu-ray or CD.  Light even offers some personal insight from Beck about his minimalist approach to guitar solos, creating not only more respect for Beck, but also certainly generating plenty of discussion on that very topic among guitarists everywhere.  Between that insight, the concert’s clear, concise summary and everything else included in the notes, it becomes clear in reading them why they are so important to the whole of the recording’s presentation.  When this importance is considered alongside the importance of the recording’s set list and setup, all three collectively show why Live at the Hollywood Bowl is such an enjoyable and important glimpse into a landmark moment in Jeff Beck’s career.  They make this recording one that is a wonderful celebration not just of Jeff Beck but of modern music.

Eagle Rock Entertainment’s recently released Jeff Beck live recording Live at the Hollywood Bowl is an important landmark performance from one of modern music’s greatest guitarists and some of his equally well-known musical friends.  It is a recording that, like Beck’s own music, reaches across the musical universe and will appeal to countless numbers of audiences.  That is due in no small part to that inclusion of Beck’s friends who are featured throughout the concert.  The set list featured in the recording is just as important as the show’s guest list.  That’s because it is just as diverse.  The liner notes included in the recording’s companion booklet round out its most important elements.  Each element is critical in its own way to the recording’s whole.  All things considered, they make this recording a truly memorable concert experience that is certain to appeal to audiences everywhere.  It is available now in stores and online.  More information on Live at the Hollywood Bowl is available online now along with all of Jeff Beck’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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Slipknot Tops Itself Again On Its Latest Live Recording

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The Day of the Gusanoi is almost upon us.  This Friday, Oct. 20, the sun will rise on the day of the maggot when Eagle Rock Entertainment releases Slipknot’s new live recording Day of the GUsano in stores and online.  This latest live offering from the nine-man metal machine from Des Moines, IA is arguably the band’s best live recording to date and a work that will impress every member of the maggot corps worldwide.  Believe it or not that is due in large part not to the show’s set list, but to its very presentation, which will be discussed shortly.  The set list does play its own integral part to the recording, though. It will be discussed later.  The band’s collective performance rounds out the recording’s most important elements, and when coupled with the concert’s production values and the other noted elements, makes the recording, again, arguably the band’s best live recording to date.

Slipknot’s latest live recording Day of the Gusano is arguably the band’s best live recording to date.  It is not just another live recording, but a recording that takes audiences to the band’s 2016 Knotfest performance in Mexico.  What is truly special here is that audiences get more than just another run-of-the-mill concert here.  Along with the concert, audiences get to see the band as it tours Mexico City, interacting with fans and even offering their own personal thoughts on the fans’ reaction to the band performing for the first time in Mexico City.  The band members’ appreciation for the fans will put a smile on any viewer’s face as they take in the journey on and off the stage. Hearing front man Corey Taylor get choked up as he discusses his interaction with one fan who used Slipknot’s music to help him in his battle with cancer is one of the most moving of those offstage moments. What’s more, the dichotomy of the band’s collective fire on stage and its much more relaxed nature offstage makes for an interesting juxtaposition showing two totally different sides to the band.  That fiery energy will be discussed later.  With that in mind, the back and forth of the band’s on and offstage moments gives audiences plenty to enjoy in itself throughout this recording, serving as the recording’s cornerstone.  It is of course just one of the recording’s key elements.  The concert’s set list is just as important to discuss in examining the recording’s whole as its presentation.

The set list featured in Slipknot’s latest live recording is crucial to its whole because it represents such a large portion of the band’s current discography.  The expansive set pulls from each of the band’s five current albums, with its self-titled 1999 debut album getting the most nods at eight songs. One of that group –‘Eeyore’ – is lifted from the album’s 10th anniversary re-issue.  The band’s other four albums each get their own nods, with Iowa (2001), the band’s sophomore album, being represented here by three songs –

‘People = S***,’ ‘Metabolic’ and ‘The Heretic Anthem.’  Its third album, Vol. 3 The Subliminal Verses, is represented with three of its own songs – ‘Vermilion, ‘Before I Forget’ and ‘Duality.’  2008’s All Hope Is Gone gets only two nods with ‘Psychosocial’ and ‘Til We Die’ while three songs from .5 The Gray Chapter – ‘Custer,’ ‘The Devil in I’ and ‘Sarcastrophe’ — make their way onto the set list, too.  It should be noted that the set list, as presented in the recording’s DVD/CD and Blu-ray/CD combo pack platforms vary slightly.  They are not in the same order, and the CD set list features 19 songs while the DVD and BD set list features 17 songs.  The two songs featured on the recording’s CD but not on the DVD/BD are ‘People = S***’ and ‘742617000027.’  Why these two songs are included in one side but not the other, and why the set lists differ in their orders is anyone’s guess, but that aside, the set list on each side is still certain to keep audiences engaged and entertainment from start to finish since they give audiences such a full picture of the band’s body of work so far.  Keeping this in mind, it should be clear now why the set list that makes up the concert’s body is so critical to this recording’s whole.  It is not the last of the recording’s most important elements either.  The band’s stage presence – and by relation the concert’s production values, which enhance the band’s stage presence even more – puts the finishing touch to the recording’s whole.

Throughout the course of its life, Slipknot has made most of its fame not through its music, but through its live performance of its music.  The band’s stage show has been called “fiery,” “chaotic,” and so many other terms in the best ways possible.  The performance here is absolutely nothing different.  From start to finish, all nine members of Slipknot give the performance their all in order to entertain their fans.  Taylor leads the way once again with his commanding presence while guitarists Mick Thompson and Jim Root work alongside bassist Alessandro Venturella to add even their own collective energy to the concert.  The exact same can be said of the contributions of drummer Jay Weinberg, percussionists Shawn Crahan and Chris Fehn, DJ Sid Wilson and fellow electronics specialist Craig Jones.  While the band’s performance is just as fiery, energetic and chaotic as ever, it only does so much.  Thanks to the work of those who recorded the concert and those who edited it, that fire and energy is taken to a whole other level with shots that give fans who might not have been on site the best seat in the house and then some.  Thanks to their work, audiences are taken high above the sea of fans, on-stage with the band and even into the midst of those fans throughout the show’s 91-minute run time.  The work of those behind the cameras and the computers couples with the band’s own stage presence to make that run time feel like so much more in the best way possible, proving once and for all why both elements are so crucial to the recording’s whole.  Both are equally important and in turn, must both be noted.  When they are joined with the expansive set list that forms the recording’s body, and the very presentation of the concert, the end result is a recording that is arguably Slipknot’s best live recording to date and one more of this year’s top new live recordings.

Slipknot’s latest live recording Day of the Gusano is arguably the band’s best live effort to date.  It is also easily one more of this year’s top new live recordings.  That is due in part to a presentation that takes audiences on a journey with the band both on and off stage from beginning to end.  The expansive set list gives audiences a vivid picture of the band’s body of work so far.  The collective presence of the band throughout the concert and the production values that heighten the band’s presence even more put the finishing touch on the recording.  Each element is important in its own right, as has been noted above.  All things considered, they make Day of the Gusano, once more, arguably the band’s best live effort to date and one more of this year’s top new live recordings.  It will be available Friday, Oct. 20 in stores and online.  More information on Day of the Gusano is available online now along with all of Slipknot’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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Eagle Rock Entertainment To Release Black Sabbath’s Last Live Show Next Month

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Black Sabbath has officially reached the end of its road, but thanks to Eagle Rock Entertainment, the end will no longer be the end for the band’s fans.

Eagle Rock Entertainment has partnered with Black Sabbath to release Black Sabbath’s final live concert.  The End will be released in stores and online on Friday, Nov. 17.  Originally recorded Feb. 4, 2017 at Gentig Arena in Birmingham, England, this concert was the last show on the band’s recent farewell tour.

The concert’s 17-song set list includes a number of the band’s biggest hits including ‘Paranoid,’ ‘War Pigs,’ ‘Iron Man’ and so many others.  The recording will be released on DVD/CD and Blu-ray/CD combo packs as well as double CD and vinyl.  Pre-orders are open now.  The concert’s set list is noted below.

FORMATS
DVD+CD and Blu-ray+CD

DVD and Blu-ray Tracklisting
01. Black Sabbath
02. Fairies Wear Boots
03. Under The Sun / Every Day Comes And Goes
04. After Forever
05. Into The Void
06. Snowblind
07. Band Intros
08. War Pigs
09. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
10. Bassically / N.I.B.
11. Hand Of Doom
12. Supernaut / Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / Megalomania
13. Rat Salad / Drum Solo
14. Iron Man
15. Dirty Women
16. Children Of The Grave
17. Paranoid

EXTRAS
THE ANGELIC SESSIONS
01. The Wizard
02. Wicked World
03. Sweet Leaf
04. Tomorrow’s Dream
05. Changes

CD Tracklisting

THE ANGELIC SESSIONS
01. The Wizard
02. Wicked World
03. Sweet Leaf
04. Tomorrow’s Dream
05. Changes

Double CD and Triple Vinyl tracklisting
01. Black Sabbath
02. Fairies Wear Boots
03. Under The Sun / Every Day Comes And Goes
04. After Forever
05. Into The Void
06. Snowblind
07. Band Intros
08. War Pigs
09. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
10. Bassically / N.I.B.
11. Hand Of Doom
12. Supernaut / Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / Megalomania
13. Rat Salad / Drum Solo
14. Iron Man
15. Dirty Women
16. Children Of The Grave
17. Paranoid

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Madonna’s Latest Live LP Is A Must For Her Adult Audiences

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Late last month, Eagle Rock Entertainment ventured into some very unfamiliar live territory when it released veteran pop star Madonna’s latest live recording Rebel Heart Tour.  While Madonna is not the first pop artist whose live material the label has ever handled – it released Katy Perry’s Prismatic World Tour recording in 2015 – pop music is still relatively unfamiliar territory for Eagle Rock Entertainment.  Even with that in mind, Madonna’s most devout fans will find that the label’s latest outing with Madonna is one that they will appreciate.  That is due in part to the show’s expansive set list.  This will be discussed shortly.  The concert’s collective cinematography and editing play into its presentation, too and will be discussed later.  The bonus material included with the recording rounds out its most important elements.  Each noted element is important in its own right to the recording’s whole.  All things considered, they make Rebel Heart Tour a recording that Madonna’s most devout adult fans will want to own.

Madonna’s latest live recording Rebel Heart Tour is a work that will make the hearts of Madonna’s most devout adult fans will appreciate. The adult is emphasized because this recording contains a very large amount of explicit content including foul language, brief nudity (one of her female dancers shows her breasts briefly in the show) and general sexual content throughout the concert.  Having noted that, Madonna’s adult audiences will appreciate the concert in part because of its expansive set list.  The 24-song set list featured in the recording’s Blu-ray disc spans half of the veteran performer’s catalogue.  Given, it is not necessarily a career-defining recording since it pulls very liberally from her most recent album – 12 songs in all — after which the tour was named, but the fact that she took audiences back to her earliest days and up to her most recent, that speaks volumes of the attempt to appeal to every fan.  The recording’s CD platform boasts 15 of those 24 songs, which is still more than half of what is in the full audio-visual experience.  To that end, while audiences might not get the recording’s whole set list in the CD recording, they do get the entire show on Blu-ray in this combo pack.  Keeping that in mind, audiences get the whole show regardless, showing the importance of the set list that takes Madonna’s fans largely through her career, even if not entirely.  Even with the importance exhibited by the recording’s set list, it is not the last of the recording’s most important elements.  The concert’s collective cinematography and editing are just as important to its presentation as its set list.

The collective cinematography and editing used throughout Rebel Heart Tour is so important to its presentation because it takes the concert experience to the next level for audiences.  Rather than just presenting various shots and edits, those behind the cameras and computers obviously worked diligently to make the experience for audiences something very special here.  From special fades to element mixes to even little details such as shutter speed slowing and other items, it is clear that plenty of attention was placed on the visual aspect of this concert.

Much the same can be said of the work put in for the concert’s sound editing.  Considering the large size of the venue in this recording, proper sound editing was just as paramount as video editing so that the music did not get lost in the vastness of the venue.  Audiences will be pleased to know that those charged with editing the recording’s sound went to painstaking efforts to balance the sound with the openness of the venue, with a very positive result.  Keeping that in mind with the general effect created through the recording’s equally expert cinematography and video editing, it can be said easily that this recording’s overall editing and its cinematography (I.E. its overall production values) are of the utmost expertise.  They make the recording that much more appealing for Madonna’s (again adult) audiences.  Those values are yet one more part of what must be noted in examining this recording.  Its bonus material plays its own part in its presentation, too.

The bonus material included in this recording is made up of a look at Madonna’s annual Tears of a Clown show.  That performance is just as explicit as the recording’s main feature, if not more so.  In other words, it should be stressed again that this is not proper for audiences under 18.  From explicit jokes to language to general content, there is a lot that only adult audiences should see and hear.  Having noted that, what’s interesting about this performance is its difference from her general concerts in terms of its setup.  Madonna spends much more time here interacting with the audience than she might in her regular concerts.  This  is important because it shows her ability to connect with her audiences not just through her music and performances but through her own personality.  It is an interesting glimpse into that less common type of performance from Madonna that those perhaps not lucky enough to experience will appreciate it.  Keeping that in mind, it proves clearly why it is so important to the recording’s overall presentation.  Even being – again – as explicit as the recording’s main feature, if not more so, it is an integral part of the concert experience for Madonna’s adult fans and in turn puts the finishing touch on the recording’s presentation.  When all three elements are joined together, they show the recording to be a whole that, once more, Madonna’s adult audiences will fully appreciate.

Madonna’s latest live recording Rebel Heart Tour is another successful journey into unfamiliar territory for Eagle Rock Entertainment, and a work that Madonna’s most devout adult audiences will want to add to their collections.  That is due, as discussed already, to an expansive set list, which gives audiences a vivid picture of the veteran pop star’s catalogue.  The production values also noted here play their own critical part to the recording’s whole, giving audiences not just a concert experience, but a concert film experience.  The bonus material included in the recording adds its own touch to the package, too.  Each element is important in its own right to the recording’s whole.  All things considered, they make this recording a win for Eagle Rock and for Madonna’s adult audiences.  It is available now in stores and online.  More information on Rebel Heart Tour is available online now along with all of Madonna’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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Slipknot To Release New Live Recording Next Month

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Veteran metal outfit Slipknot will release its next new live recording next month.

The band will release Day of the Gusano Oct. 30 via Eagle Rock Entertainment on DVD + CD combo pack, Blu-ray + CD combo pack, 3LP + DVD combo pack, 2DVD + CD combo pack, and digital platforms. Originally recorded during the band’s first-ever performance in Mexico in Dec. 2015, the concert was recorded in high-definition and directed by the band’s own M Shawn Crahan (aka Clown).

The concert features a 19-song set that lifts from lifts from each of the band’s five current album, with its 1999 self-titled debut album getting the most nods at eight songs. The show’s set list is noted in whole below.  Audiences can view a trailer for the recording online now here.

Day of the Gusano’s live track listing runs as follows:
Sarcastrophe
The Heretic Anthem
Psychosocial
The Devil In I
Me Inside
Vermilion
Wait And Bleed
Prosthetics
Before I Forget
Eeyore
Duality
Custer
Spit It Out
Metabolic / 742617000027
Sic
People = Shit
Surfacing / Til We Die

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Eagle Rock’s New Adams Live Recording Solidly Completes Concert’s Set

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This past June, veteran rocker Bryan Adams completed the release of his 2016 live recording Wembley 1996 Live when he released the concert on a 2CD platform. It came almost a year after the concert’s DVD was released on Oct. 14, 2016.  Originally recorded July 27, 1996 at London’s famed Wembley Stadium, this 24-song performance is a presentation that is certain to entertain any of Adams’ fans.  That is due in part to that extensive set list, which will be discussed shortly.  Adams’ performance of that set list is just as important to discuss as the set list itself.  It will be touched on later.  The concert’s production values round out its most important elements.  Each element is important in its own way as will be pointed out here.  All things considered, Wembley 1996 proves, again, to be a welcome addition to any Bryan Adams fan’s home library.

Bryan Adams’ recently released 2CD companion to his 2016 live recording Wembley 1996 Live is one more piece of that performance that any Bryan Adams fan will appreciate.  That is due in no small part to the set’s extensive 24-song set list.  While it doesn’t pull from everyone one of Adams’ current 13 albums, it does present a number of his more well-known numbers including his mega-hit ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It For You,’ ‘Summer of ’69,’ ‘The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You’ and others.  The earliest of Adams’ records that is represented in this set is his 1984 album Reckless.  That album is represented here through the songs ‘She’s Only Happy When She’s Dancin,’ Run To You, Heaven, Somebody, Summer of ’69, Kids Wanna Rock and ‘It’s Only Love.’  His 1996 album 18 til I Die gets the most nods in this set with seven songs—‘The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You, Do To You, Let’s Make A Night To Remember, 18 Til I Die, I Wanna Be Your Underwear, It Ain’t A Party If You Can’t Come Round and Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman.  Waking Up The Neighbors is also represented here with four songs while Cuts Like A Knife (1983) gets one nod.  There is even a cover of Sonny Curtis’ hit song ‘I Fought The Law’ along with some other high points throughout the show.  Keeping this in mind, this rich set list presents fans with a healthy representation of Adams’ catalogue and is certain in its own way to entertain Adams’ fans regardless of whether or not they already own the concert’s DVD presentation.  Considering this, it is only one part of what makes the concert one that Adams’ fans will enjoy.  Adams’ performance of that set list is just as important to discuss in examining the recording as its set list.

Adams’ performance of the songs featured in this recording is just as important to note as the set list itself because his performance clearly kept his audience fully entertained and engaged.  It will keep audiences enjoying the concert on its new 2CD platform just as entertained, too.  This can be said with ease even with the concert being presented here on an audio-only platform.  From his interaction with the audience in the power ballad that is ‘Heaven’ to his confident swagger and energy throughout his performance of ‘Summer of ‘69’ to the energy exuded in his performance of ’18 ‘Til I Die’ and more, Adams clearly keeps the show’s energy balanced from one song to the next.  At the same time, his shows his dedication to keeping his audience entertained, giving his all in each song regardless of whether the song is something slower and emotional or something with more energy. Considering this, that show of talent is once again just as certain to entertain and engage home audiences as much as those who attended the original concert.  Keeping this in mind, Adams’ performance of the clearly impressive set list is still not the last remaining element to discuss in examining this recording.  The concert’s production values round out its most important elements.

The production values in this case are in relation to the concert’s audio versus its video.  It goes without saying that since the audio mix was transferred directly from the concert’s original DVD presentation, it sounds just as good here as in its previous release.  That is saying a lot, especially considering the challenges that always arise from recording open-air concerts.  Even only hearing the concert, every note and word is fully audible and clear, yet the effect of the setting is not lost through it all.  In other words, audiences get a thorough concert experience even in an audio-only setting here thanks to the work of those charged with transferring the concert’s audio from its DVD to CD setting.  Keeping this in mind, the concert’s production values even in an audio-only setting show why they are so important to the whole of this platform’s presentation.  When the recording’s production values are set alongside its set list and Adams’ performance thereof, the whole proves to be another concert experience that every one of Adams’ fans will appreciate.

Bryan Adams’ new 2CD release of his 1996 Wembley Stadium concert is another concert experience that every one of Adams’ fans will appreciate.  That is thanks in part to the concert’s set list, which presents a healthy representation of Adams’ career.  This is even though it only pulls from a select handful of Adams’ catalogue.  Adams’ performance of that set list is just as important as the set list itself.  The expertly transferred audio rounds out the recording’s most important elements.  Each element is important in its own way, as has been noted already.  All things considered, they make this recently released companion piece to the concert’s previously released DVD another experience that everyone one of Adams’ fans will appreciate.  It is available now in stores and online.  More information on this release is available now along with all of Adams’ latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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