Mellencamp’s New Live Recording Is Available Now

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John Mellencamp has a new live recording in stores.

The veteran musician released his new recording Plain Spoken: From the Chicago Theatre May 11.  The recording, which was originally broadcast online via Netflix, is available now on DVD/CD combo pack, Blu-ray/CD combo pack and digital download.

The original presentation included the concert along with audio commentary from Mellencamp, in which he reflects on his life and career.  This new home release includes not only that take on the concert, but also a concert sans commentary along with bonus CD.  The 16-song set list pulls from various points in Mellencamp’s career and includes hits such as ‘Rain on the Scarecrow,’ ‘Paper in Fire,’ ‘My Soul’s Got Wings’ and others.

The concert’s full set list is noted below

  1. Lawless Times
  2. Troubled Man
  3. Minutes To Memories
  4. Small Town
  5. Stones In My Passway
  6. Pop Singer
  7. Check It Out
  8. Longest Days
  9. The Full Catastrophe
  10. My Soul’s Got Wings
  11. Overture
  12. Rain On The Scarecrow
  13. Paper in Fire
  14. Authority Song
  15. Pink House
  16. Cherry Bomb

Audiences can get a preview of the concert online now as Mellencamp’s performance of ‘My Soul’s Got Wings’ (ft. Carlene Carter) is streaming online now here.

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Eagle Rock Entertainment Announces Release Date, Specs For New Norah Jones Live Recording

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Norah Jones has a new live recording on the way.

The veteran performer is scheduled to release her new recording Live at Ronnie Scott’s June 15 via Eagle Rock Entertainment.  It will be available on separate DVD, Blu-ray and digital presentations. Pre-orders are available now.

Recorded over the course of a 4-night stint at London’s famed Ronnie Scott’s club this past September, the 16-song set lifts liberally from Jones’ most recent album, Daybreak.  The show’s full set list is noted below.

Live at Ronnie Scott’s track listing:

1. Sleeping Wild
2. Don’t Be Denied
3. After The Fall
4. Sinkin’ Soon
5. Out On The Road
6. And Then There Was You
7. It’s A Wonderful Time For Love
8. Fleurette Africaine (African Flower)
9. Flipside
10. Day Breaks
11. Nightingale
12. Tragedy
13. Little Broken Hearts
14. Carry On
15. Don’t Know Why
16. I’ve Got To See You Again

Along with the extensive set list, the concert also includes a handful of bonuses including an in-depth pre-show interview with Jones and the bonus song, ‘Burn.’

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Eagle Rock Entertainment Continuing Its Rolling Stones ‘From The Vault’ Series With Another New Recording

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Eagle Rock is pulling another Rolling Stones concert from its vaults.

From The Vault: No Security — San Jose 1999 is scheduled to be released July 13 in stores and online.  It will be released on DVD, Blu-ray, DVD+2CD combo pack, 3LP and digital platforms.  Pre-orders are open now.

Originally recorded during the final leg of The Rolling Stones’ American tour from 1999, the concert saw the band play to a crowd of an estimated 33,000 people over the course of two nights.  It was not the band’s first time playing in San Jose.  The city first hosted The Rolling Stones in 1965.

The recording’s 20-song set includes hits from the band’s earliest days, going all the way back to 1965 and at the time as recent as 1997’s Bridges To Babylon.  It includes hit singles such as ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash,’ ‘Out Of Control,’ ‘Saint Of Me,’ ‘Honky Tonk Woman,’ ‘Midnight Rambler’ and more.  The recording’s full track listing is noted below.

Track listing:

1. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
2. Bitch
3. You Got Me Rocking
4. Respectable
5. Honky Tonk Woman
6. I Got The Blues
7. Saint Of Me
8. Some Girls
9. Paint It Black
10. You Got The Silver
11. Before They Make Me Run
12. Out Of Control
13. Route 66
14. Get Off Of My Cloud
15. Midnight Rambler
16. Tumbling Dice
17. It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)
18. Start Me Up
19. Brown Sugar
20. Sympathy For The Devil

Audiences can view a trailer for the recording online now here.

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‘Days Of Future Passed Live’ Is A Welcome Addition To Any Moody Blues Fan’s Collection

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The wait for new live material from The Moody Blues is finally over.  After a long eight-year wait, the band finally released a new live recording for its fans in the form of Days of Future Passed Live.  Originally recorded during the veteran band’s two-night stint at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, Canada on July 6 and 7, 2017, this recording is one that is certain to appeal easily to the band’s most devoted fans.  That is due in no small part to the history behind the tour from which this recording was taken.  It will be discussed shortly.  The concert’s overall set list is important in its own right to the recording’s overall presentation, and in turn, will be discussed a little bit later.  The band’s performance rounds out the most important of the recording’s whole.  When it is considered along with the recording’s set list and the tour’s back story, the whole of the elements makes this recording one that is certain to appeal in one way or another to any fan of The Moody Blues.

The Moody Blues’ new live recording – its first in eight years – Days of Future Passed Live is a presentation that is certain to appeal one way or another to any fan of The Moody Blues.  That applies both in the case of its CD and Blu-ray presentation.  The recordings appeal is due at least in part to the back story behind the tour from which the recording was taken.  The tour, which ran from June 3, 2017 to July 23, 2017 marked the first time ever that the band had ever performed its seminal album Days of Future Passed in its entirety in a live setting.  The decision to do that happened as the tour was a celebration of the album’s 50th anniversary.  One should keep in mind that DOFP was not the band’s debut album.  Rather, it was the band’s sophomore album, originally released in 1967.  Add in the clearly overwhelmingly positive reaction from the band’s fans, and the album’s longevity of sorts, its relevance and that of the band in general all these years later becomes quite clear.  In other words, it shows that the album and the band both have a clear place in the musical universe to this day.  In keeping this in mind, the story behind the concert’s recording proves a solid starting point for the recording.  That is thanks to the interest and discussion that it is certain to generate.  Even with this in mind, the recording’s back story is only one of its key elements.  The concert’s set list plays its own part in the recording’s overall appeal.

As has just been noted of this recording, it was one of many first time performances of Days of Future Passed live included in the band’s bigger tour celebrating the album’s 50th anniversary.  Audiences get to take in the album in whole and in its original sequence no less.  That’s not all that audiences get to enjoy, either.  Also included in the recording is an extensive look through the band’s career with nine songs from the band’s past.  As a little bit of history for those who might be less familiar than others with The Moody Blues’ body of work, the band has a total of 16 (yes, 16) full-length studio recordings.  This is important to note in that there’s no way – in celebrating Days of Future Passed – and the band’s overall body of work that its whole catalog could be represented here.  To the band’s defense, those tracks – plus the two bonus songs – make up representation of more than half of the band’s albums.  To be more precise, they represent a total of nine of the band’s albums.  That the whole of Days of Future Passed is here, too brings that count to 10.  While Days of Future Passed is the farthest back that the band reaches in this set list, it does go as far forward as 1991’s Keys of the Kingdom with the inclusion of ‘Say It With Love.’  All things considered, the whole of the recording’s set list gives audiences new and old alike a relatively vivid picture of the band’s body of work.  When this is considered along with the importance of the story behind the concert(s), both elements join to make even more clear why this recording will appeal to fans of The Moody Blues.  They are not the only items that make the recording stand out.  The band’s performance plays its own key part, too.

The band’s performance, as with any act’s performance, is critical to the recording because of its part in the recording’s general effects department so to speak.  Fans new and old alike will appreciate the ease in each song’s performance.  It’s obvious through those performances that no one member of the band is phoning it in, but that he is giving his best.  That’s the case even as the band seems so relaxed.  Front man/guitarist Justin Hayward exemplifies that relaxation as he works through each song and even occasionally interacts with the audience.  Bassist John Lodge and drummer Graeme Edge are just as enjoyable to hear as they breeze through their parts, too.  Each musician does his own part to make the concert enjoyable.  That is especially noted in the recording’s DVD and BD presentation.  All things considered, the band’s performance here does just as much to impress audiences as the show’s set list and the story behind the tour’s creation.  Each element is obviously important in its own right.  All things considered, they make Days of Future Passed Live a recording that – again – is certain to appeal to any truly devout Moody Blues fan.

The Moody Blues’ latest live recording Days of Future Passed Live is a recording that both on CD and DVD/BD is certain to appeal to the veteran rock band’s most devout fan base.  It may even impress audiences that might be less familiar with the band’s body of work.  That is due in part to the story behind the recording’s birth.  Obviously this is not the first time that a band has ever hit the road to mark the anniversary of an album’s release.  As a matter of fact, it seems like it’s becoming somewhat commonplace nowadays across the musical universe.  That aside, for the band to present the record in whole, in its original order and to couple it with a healthy does of its other albums strengthens its presentation even more.  Add in performances by the band’s members throughout and audiences get a recording that will appeal to Moody Blues fans of all ages.  It is available now in stores and online.  More information on Days of Future Passed Live is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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The Moody Blues To Celebrate Record Store Day With New LP Single

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The Moody Blues is releasing a new 12-inch single Saturday to celebrate Record Store Day.

‘Say It With Love’ will be released Saturday via Eagle Rock Entertainment.  The live performance, originally recorded during The Moody Blues’ 2017 performance at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, Canada, is just one of three total live performances included in the limited edition, double-sided LP.

Also included are live performances of ‘The Story in Your Eyes’ and ‘Steppin’ In A Slide Zone’ as b-sides.  Along with being released on the heels of the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this new blue and white vinyl will also come almost a month after the release of the band’s most recent live recording, Days of Future Passed, which was released March 23 via Eagle Rock Entertainment.

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Eagle Rock To Release New Clapton Retrospective This Summer

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Universal Music Group and Eagle Vision, the video branch of Eagle Rock Entertainment, have partnered to release a new retrospective on the career of legendary guitarist Eric Clapton.

Eric ClaptonLife in 12 Bars is scheduled to be released June 8, 2018.  The documentary tells the story of Clapton’s hugely successful career through the use of archived footage and interviews.  Clapton is brutally honest as he talks about the highs and lows of his career and personal life throughout.

The profile will come with a complimentary soundtrack on 2-CD, 4-LP and digital platform.  The 4-LP soundtrack is scheduled for release on July 20.  The 32-track compilation will feature recordings by The Yardbirds, Derek and the Dominos, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, George Harrison, The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Muddy Waters and Clapton himself.  Five of those 32 tracks are previously unreleased, including a full-length recording of ‘I Shot The Sheriff’, which was recorded during the 461 Ocean Boulevard sessions.

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‘RGE: Live’ Gives Audiences An Eclectic, One-Of-A-Kind Experience

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Robert Glasper Experiment is, without doubt, one of the most key acts in the music industry today. His work on both sides of the glass has made him a household name in countless circles within the music industry. Late last month, Glasper showed even more why he has become such a respected figure throughout the industry with the release of his latest live recording, Robert Glasper Experiment: Live. This 11-song, 81-minute performance compilation takes audiences around the world, showing the literal reach of his (and his band’s) influence while also giving audiences a relatively healthy cross-section of the group’s body of work. Those two elements alone do plenty to make this recording worth seeing. The editing puts the finishing touch to the whole of the recording. It will also be discussed later. All things considered, Robert Glasper Experiment : Live proves in the end to be a live recording that will appeal to fans of Glasper’s jazz side as much as it will to modern jazz fans.

Robert Glasper Experiment’s latest live recording, simply titled Live, is an interesting new offering from the famed producer/musician and his fellow musicians. It is a work that is certain to appeal to fans of Glasper’s jazz work as much as modern jazz fans in general. That is due in part to the compositions that make up the body of the recording. The songs, by and large come from Glasper’s more jazz oriented albums, Black Radio and Black Radio 2. There is a throwback to his 2005 sophomore album Canvas in ‘Rise and Shine.’ There is also a nod to his 2009 album Double Booked right off the top in a performance of ‘All Matters’ and a cover of Radiohead’s ‘Packt Like Sardines In A Crushed Tin Box’ included in the sequence. This composition is such a stunning work in the way that it balances its R&B elements with equal parts modern jazz. It is a great start to the recording’s presentation, whose foundation is strengthened even more as the recording progresses. That is thanks both to the work of vocalist Bilal Oliver and the Metropole Orchestra. Wayne Brady’s freestyle rap (yes, the same Wayne Brady who currently hosts CBS’ hit game show Let’s Make A Deal, and yes, he raps) is one of the high points that really serves to build on that foundation. That’s because he shows he has real flow. Lalah (pronounced Layla) Hathaway’s performances add their own touch to the presentation, too. Between her performances, those of Glasper and his band mates, the performances, and the very directed nature of the song selections, the song selections chosen for this recording are themselves more than enough reason for audiences to watch this offering. It is only one part of what makes the recording an interesting viewing experience. The very range of the performance venues in itself is its own statement.

From start to finish, Eagle Rock Entertainment takes audiences around the world with Glasper and company for their performances, starting with a performance in The Netherlands. From there, audiences go along with the group to Shanghai, China before coming back to the U.S. and a performance at the Troubador in West Hollywood, California. From there, it’s off to Harlem, New York, back to the Troubador again before going back to the Netherlands yet again and then back once more to Harlem. Now, on the surface, this back and forth seems like something of a head scratcher. Those questions are valid. On a deeper level though, presenting performances from basically four major regions from such major nations shows the reach of the group’s stardom. It is, in itself, quite a statement here. It says without saying that Robert Glasper Experiment appeals to a much wider range of audience than one might think. It’s a telling statement, too. From the U.S. to Europe and even to the far East, it shows this Robert Glasper Experiment’s music truly is a universal language. Of course, it is just one more of the elements that makes this recording such an interesting watch. The recording’s editing puts the final touch to the presentation’s whole.

The editing incorporated into RGE: Live is critical because of its general effect impact. This includes the audio and video editing. The transitions from one performance to the next create a fluid progression throughout the course of the program’s nearly 90-minute run time. This fluid progression in itself insures viewers’ engagement. At the same time, the editing of the footage itself gives viewers the best seat in the house in each performance. That is due to the time and effort put into the video and sound editing. Some of the performances actually sound like one is right there, without losing the quality of the sound, and look like it, too. That’s important to note because in essence, what this does is actually make viewers feel like they are there, rather than presenting a spit-shined, finished product. It’s more raw, for lack of better wording, but in a good way. It shows that it is possible for a concert recording to be enjoyable without that perfect finish. At the same time, other performances included in the recording are much more streamlined, yet are just as enjoyable as the more raw clips. Again, that is thanks to the time and effort put into the video and sound editing. Their work makes the final product a positive visual and auditory experience just as much as the featured songs create their own interest along with the featured venues. All three elements together make RGE: Live a presentation that, again, will appeal just as much to fans of Glasper’s jazz work as modern jazz fans in general.

Robert Glasper Experiment: Live is an intriguing new live offering from Glasper and his fellow musicians. It is a work that because of its clearly directed and focused set list, will appeal to a very specific audience. That audience in question is those people who are more appealed to his jazz work than his R&B compositions. Keeping this in mind, it is certain to appeal to modern jazz fans, too. Those same fans are clearly not limited only to American audiences, as the chosen performance sites shows, another important part of the recording’s whole. The program’s editing puts the finishing touch to its presentation, giving home audiences the best seat in the house. Each element noted is important in its own right to the whole of this recording. All things considered, they make it a program that modern jazz fans and fans of Glasper’s jazz work will agree is worth at least one watch. It is available now in stores and online. More information on Robert Glasper Experiment: Live is available online now along with all of Robert Glasper’s latest news and more at:

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