‘Bridges To Buenos Aires’ Continues To Show Why The Rolling Stones Is One Of Rock’s Elite Acts

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The live recordings keep coming from The Rolling Stones.  Early this month, the band released another concert from its Bridges to Babylon Tour in the form of Bridges To Buenos Aires.  Originally recorded April 5, 1998 at the River Plate Stadium, the 22-song set is yet another enjoyable addition to the home library of any fan of The Rolling Stones.  That is due in part to the show’s set list.  The band’s performance thereof plays its own critical role in the show’s presentation.  The companion booklet that comes with the recording rounds out its most important elements.  Each item noted is key in its own way to the whole of this recording.  All things considered, they make the recording in whole yet another welcome addition to The Rolling Stones’ ongoing series of live recordings.

The Rolling Stones’ latest addition to its ongoing series of live recordings is yet another presentation that audiences will openly welcome into their libraries.  That is due in part to the concert’s set list.  The 22-song set list features many of the same songs featured in the band’s performance from its Bridges To Bremen show, with a handful of changes.  Once again, the band reaches back in its catalog, reaching as far back as 1967.  Fan favorites, such as ‘Start Me Up, ‘It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)’ and ‘Gimme Shelter’ are all featured in this collection.  Others, such as ‘Memory Motel,’ ‘Anybody Seen My Baby’ and ‘Paint It Black’ are replaced here with ‘Sister Morphine,’ ‘When The Whip Comes Down’ and ‘Little Queenie,’ which reaches back to the band’s 1970 album Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out.  The rest of the show’s set list in this concert is the same as that featured in Bridges To Bremen.  For those audiences who do not already own Bridges To Bremen, the expansive set list presents audiences with a rich presentation of the band’s catalog.  Along with that rarely represented album – Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out – the set list also gives nods to the band’s 1969 album Let It Bleed, its 1967 album Between The Buttons and its 1968 album Beggar’s Banquet as well as Bridges To Babylon, on the back of which the band was touring at the time.  Simply put, the set list featured in this collection will appeal to audiences who already own any of the band’s previously released live recordings (released through Eagle Rock Entertainment) and those who might not own said recordings.  It is just one of the recording’s positives.  The band’s performance of the set list plays its own important part to the whole of the recording.

The band’s performance of the concert’s set list is notable because it shows the band as a unit, at the time, that was still at the top of its game, even more than three decades into its life.  The band’s performance of ‘Little Queenie’ is one example of that high level of entertainment.  The swagger exhibited by the band as it makes its way across the hydraulic bridge and energy in its performance is commendable to say the least.  Even as something is thrown at him, front man Mick Jagger doesn’t bat even an eyelash.  He just keeps going, not missing a beat or even giving recognition to whichever audience member threw the unidentified item at him.  Drummer Charlie Watts, decked out in his soccer jersey and guitarists Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards make their way around the band’s second stage with the ease of much younger performers, showing they are right in step with their younger counterparts.  The band members’ energy in the show’s opener – ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ — provides just as much show of energy from the band as any other performance from the group.  Jagger struts his way across the stage, giving his full energy and attention to the audience and song at the same time.  Meanwhile Richards and Wood keep such a cool demeanor as they make their way through the song alongside Watts.  Much the same can be said of the band’s performance of ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash.’  It shows this band even at that point, held its own easily against every one of its younger up-and-coming counterparts, proving once more why it is one of the elite acts in the rock and music community in general.   Between these performances and those of the rest of the shows set, the whole of the band’s performance gives audiences just as much to appreciate here as the set list itself.  It is just one more part of what makes the recording so enjoyable.  The companion booklet that comes with the recording rounds out its most important elements.

The companion booklet that comes with Bridges To Buenos Aires features liner notes composed by Journalist Paul Sexton.  Sexton paints a vivid picture of the concert contained in the presentation’s Blu-ray through his words. He writes in part about the band’s performance of ‘Flip The Switch,’ noting that it “offered the first cameo for now much-missed saxophonist mainstay Bobby Keys.”  He adds later of the performance of ‘Gimme Shelter,’ that vocalist Lisa Fischer’s performance is just as powerful as ever.  There is even mention of Bob Dylan’s surprise guest appearance for the band’s take on his timeless classic ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ in Sexton’s liner notes.  He writes in part here, “Bob’s [Dylan] customarily approximate vocal style certainly kept Mick on on his toes, but the bonhomie of the moment gave further warmth to a set that was growing ever more fierce and forceful.”  Here again is more proof of the power of Sexton’s description of the show, proving even more, the importance of his preview of the concert.  Sexton has much more to add about the concert, but that will be left for audience to discover for themselves.  Between the rest of the notes not discussed here and those items addressed, it goes without saying that Sexton’s notes are recommended to be taken in prior to taking in the concert itself.  Keeping this in mind, the importance of the recording’s liner notes couples with the power of the band’s performance and the importance of the show’s set list to make the recording in whole, yet another positive addition to The Rolling Stones’ ongoing live releases series, and a presentation that any fan of The Rolling Stones will welcome into his or her music library.

The Rolling Stones’ latest addition to its ongoing series of live recordings, Bridges To Buenos Aires is another wonderfully entertaining presentation from the band and Eagle Rock Entertainment.  It is a work that continues to prove why The Rolling Stones remains more than half a century into its existence, one of the rock (and music) community’s elite acts.  That is evidenced partly through the show’s set list.  The band’s performance thereof plays just as much into supporting the noted statements.  The liner notes featured in the recording’s companion booklet does just as much as the set and its performance to show the strength of the recording.  Each item noted here is important in its own way.  All things considered, they make Bridges To Buenos Aires another recording that builds and maintains the band’s bridges to its audiences.  It is available now.  More information on this and other titles from The Rolling Stones is available online now at:

 

 

 

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The Cure’s Latest Live Recording Is A Full Dose Of Music, Entertainment For Fans Of The Band

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The holiday shopping season is officially here – for get the annual marker that is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, we all know we are all already shopping for that perfect gift – and just in time for the annual rush, veteran rock band The Cure has given their fans their own special gift in the form of the new double live recording 40 Live Curaetion 25 + Anniversary.  It’s a bit of a mouthful for a title, but for the band’s most devoted fans, that is beside the point.  That is because it gives the noted audiences quite the experience, beginning with the very presentation, which will be addressed shortly.  The band’s performance in the featured concerts – yes, concerts – adds its own touch to the whole.  The presentation’s production values rounds out its most important elements and will also be examined here.  Each item noted here is important in its own way to the whole of 40 Live Curaetion 25 + Anniversary.  All things considered, they make this presentation one that The Cure’s most devoted fans will enjoy.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Cure’s latest live recording – its 11th live recording – is another presentation that the band’s most devoted fan base will appreciate.  That is due in part to its very presentation.  The recording features not one, but two full-length live shows recorded by the band in 2018.  The first of the two concerts featured in the new recording is Curaetion25: From There To Here | From Here To There.  The second performance is Anniversary: 1978 2018 Live in Hyde Park.  These concerts are not just two run-of-the-mill performances that audiences so often receive in live recordings.  The first of the recordings, recorded June 2018 on the final night of the 25th Meltdown Festival – held at London’s Royal Festival Hall – features one song from each of the band’s 13 studio albums and some then new songs.  The songs are presented in the same chronological order as their respective albums.  This is important to note because in listening through the recording, listeners will note the growth of the band’s sound over the course of its life.  The songs start with a very specific early emo/new wave sound that was so familiar during the 1980s, but gradually seem to present a slightly more mainstream rock sound as they progress.  Even as that more radio friendly sound becomes more present, the band still maintains the elements that made it a fan favorite early on in its life, ensuring audiences would not be alienated while the band grew in its sound.  This is something that, again, those most devoted audiences will appreciate noting.  The set’s second concert, recorded July 7, 2018 at one of London’s Royal Parks, runs a total of four hours and features a 29-song set.  Just as with the set’s lead concert recording, this concert takes audiences deep into its catalog, featuring songs, such as ‘Plainsong,’ ‘Why Can’t I Be You’ and ’10:15 Saturday Night’ and even the band’s ‘Friday I’m in Love’ among so many others.  Simply put, audiences get in these two separate concert recordings, two very in-depth presentations of The Cure’s catalog that will certainly appeal to all of the band’s audiences.  This in itself is more than enough reason for audiences to appreciate The Cure’s new live presentation.  It is just one part of what makes the presentation so appealing for the noted audiences.  The band’s performance of those expansive set lists will appeal just as much to audiences as the set lists themselves.

The performance of The Cure’s members throughout the course of each of the featured recordings proves appealing because it shows that even 40 years in, front man Robert Smith has not lost a bit of his steam and presence.  His fellow musicians at the time of the recording added their own touch to the concerts, too.  Smith’s presence proves familiar for audiences, with a certain stance and energy that exhibits him as being fully immersed himself in each song.  It shows a certain focus, which in turn serves to enhance his performance.  The band doesn’t have to do a lot on stage to keep audiences engaged, either.  That is because of the attention that each musician shows in his performance to presenting the music as expertly as possible.  That focus rubs off on the audiences – and will do the same for home viewers – in turn pulling home viewers into the concerts, ensuring that much more, those audiences’ engagement and entertainment.  That engagement and entertainment offered through the band’s focus on its music is heightened even more through the production values of each presentation.

What really stands out most about the production values in each concert is the special effects occasionally incorporated into the performances.  There are semi-psychedelic effects such as waves and general visual distortions added at certain points to heighten the impact of the performances.  The rest of the time, the audio balance, the shots, their transitions and angles, and the general editing collectively give home viewers the best seat in the house.  At times, audiences are taken on stage with the band.  At others they are taken into the crowd and even above.  The sound is expertly balanced throughout while the speed of the transitions serves to work just as well in time with the songs’ tempos.  Keeping in mind the impact of the recordings’ top notch production values, the impact of the band’s minimalist performance in each concert and the sheer expanse of songs featured in the concerts, the recording overall proves to be one of The Cure’s best live recordings to date.

The Cure’s latest live recording 40 Live Curaetion 25 + Anniversary is a work that is certain to appeal to many of the veteran band’s fans.  That is proven in part through the extensive set lists featured in the recording’s two separate concerts.  The songs give audiences a truly in-depth presentation of the band’s decades-long catalog.  The band’s minimalist approach to its performance of said set lists adds to the interest as it actually will engage and immerse audiences that much more into each concert.  The concerts’ production values once again give home audiences the best seat in the house, which is not uncommon for Eagle Rock Entertainment’s releases.  When this is considered along with the other noted elements, the whole of the recording proves an offering that is an effective dose of music and entertainment for fans of The Cure.  More information on this and other releases from The Cure is available online along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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The Magpie Salute’s ‘High Water II’ Is A Flawless Follow-Up To 2018’s ‘High Water’

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Roots rock band The Magpie Salute released its third full-length studio recording Friday, and the 12-song record is an enjoyable follow-up to the band’s 2018 album High Water.  Throughout the course of the record, audiences get musical arrangements that easily liken themselves to works from the likes of The Allman Brothers Band and its offshoot acts – The Derek Trucks Band and Tedeschi Trucks Band – as well as hints of Black Crowes.  The Black Crowes comparison should come as no surprise, considering the fact The Magpie Salute members Chris Robinson, Marc Ford and Sven Pipien also performed and recorded together as part of Black Crowes.  The album’s lyrical content offers audiences just as much to enjoy as its familiar roots tock sound.  ‘Gimme Something,’ which comes early in the album’s run is just one of the songs featured in the album that supports the noted statements.  It will be discussed shortly.  The same applies to ‘Lost Boy,’ which is featured later in the album’s run, and ‘You And I,’ which comes just ahead of the album’s midway point.  Each song shows in its own way why the band’s continued familiar roots rock sound and its respective lyrical content is so important to the album’s whole.  When each of the songs is considered with the rest of the album’s works, the whole of High Water II proves to be another record from The Magpie Salute into which listeners will enjoy “diving.”  Yes, that terrible pun was intended.

The Magpie Salute’s second High Water album and third overall album is another impressive recording from the roots rock super group, which features members of Black Crowes and the Chris Robinson Band.  That is thanks to its musical and lyrical content.  That is proven early on in the 47-minute record’s run in the form of ‘Gimme Something.’  This song’s musical arrangement is driven largely by the time keeping of drummer Joe Magistro and keyboardist Matt Slocum.  Pipien’s work on the bass joins with the work of Magistro and Slocum to make the song even more infectious while Robinson’s gravelly vocal delivery adds even more of a unique touch to the song.  Those lines, joined with the mtulti-guitar approach to the song, makes the arrangement in whole a work that is certain to become a fan favorite both on disc and in live settings.  It is just one part of what makes the song stand out, of course.  The song’s lyrical content sits against that catchy, mid-tempo arrangement to add to the song’s interest.

Robinson sings in the song’s lead verse, “I wanna see summer skies around me/To hit my soul when that beam of light comes shining down (Only you can see this)/Ph, the pressure fills me/The clouds, they light up the night sky/The moon, it hangs like a portrait of me facing upside down (You don’t believe it)/The ground is shifting/Gimme something/To take me far away from here/Gimme something/To lift this cloud/Gimme something/Got to take me higher/Gimme something/Deliver me now.”  He continues in the song’s second verse, “This world could be such a beautiful baby/But the politik disease keeps driving us underground (I don’t believe it)/We cannot accept it/Long is the day and Long is the night/I light the way ‘cause I feel like it’s gonna be alright (No, you don’t believe it)/Never can accept it.”  He returns to the chorus again from here before launching into the song’s third verse, in which he sings, “Peace comes your way (ah, well)/When you live by love and harmony (oh, harmony)/And I’ll show you today/these cards I deal/And bring you to my game.”  He comes across here as saying that he wants something better than what the world is right now and ho bad things are because of forces such as the people in Washington D.C. for starters.  He ends by reminding listeners that things can be better if people would just come together.  Sure, this is hardly the first time that any band has presented such message of frustration and the desire for people to unite.  The thing is though, it is still a message that everyone needs to hear, considering where the world sits today.  Considering this and the overall positive vibe in the song’s lyrical and musical content, the end result is a song that is easily one of High Water II’s most notable works and one that shows so well, why the album is another hit from TMS.  It is just one of the album’s notable works, too.  ‘Lost Boy’ is another entry featured in the album that shows why the album’s musical and lyrical content makes the record so appealing.

Whereas ‘Gimme Something’ presents an upbeat, positive vibe through its combined musical and lyrical content, ‘Lost Boy’ is a much more reserved piece in the exact same way.  The song, which features famed singer Alison Krauss making a guest vocal performance, is a deeply emotional work that will tug at listeners’ heartstrings through its very country blues approach.  Even more interesting here is that Robinson’s vocal delivery here actually sounds just like the late great Tom Petty.  The addition of Krauss’ gentle backing vocals enriches the song even more, making its emotional impact even more powerful.  Even more interesting is that while the song is far more reserved than much of what is featured in High Water II, that reserved nature is key because this song really is a ballad of sorts; almost a lullaby of sorts.  It is actually a very positive piece in its own right.  That is made clear through the lyrical content that accompanies the song’s musical arrangement.

Robinson sings in the song’s lead verse, “Young man, how you’ve grown/You’re soon to be on your own/And I’ll miss you like I’ve missed most of my life/I see you once again/Much more than a friend/Much more than someone to pass the time/Lost boy, in-between/Seldom heard, rarely seen/Lost boy, let me tell you what you mean to me/It’s okay/to get a little lonely/In no way let it get you down/There’s more than one way/Come on, get to know me/Lost boy, let me tell you what you mean to me.”  He continues in the song’s second verse, “Not so long ago/I had come to know/The long, dark night/It put me to the test/Nothing I can say/To change the time of day/And you’ll shine a little brighter than the mist/Lost boy, turn around/Lift your head, hear the sond/Lost boy, let me tell you what you mean to me/It’s okay/If you get a little lonely/In no way, let it keep you down/There’s more than one way/Come on, get to know me/Lost boy, let me tell you what you mean to me.”  This is an extremely touching work, needless to say.  The song’s subject seems to be trying to comfort someone, perhaps a son or maybe even a runaway.  There is no booklet with any notes to explain the story behind this song,  That aside, it is clear that this song is meant to be a soothing lullaby type work that will put at ease, someone who is going through a lot of emotional strain.  That gentle approach, both musically and lyrically makes this song its own unique and important addition to High Water II.  As unique as the song is, it is just one more of the album’s most notable works.  ‘You And I’ is just as notable as ‘Lonely Boy’ and ‘Gimme Something.’

‘You And I’ conjures thoughts of Country Joe McDonald and to The Allman Brothers through its musical arrangement.  The song’s verses are more gentle and laid back, and do indeed conjure thoughts of Country Joe McDonald.  The song’s stronger chorus sections are more akin to The Allman Brothers Band’s works.  The song’s lyrical content is just as interesting as its musical content because it leaves listeners wondering and talking.  On the one hand, it comes across as a love song, but on another hand, it also comes across as possibly a break-up song.  This is inferred as Robinson sings in the song’s chorus, “The feeling is over.”  This after he also sings, “You and I overcome/Others block our way.”  He does also note, in the choruses, “But this feeling keeps on falling over me.  When this is considered against the mentions of two people walking under the clouds at night and so much more, one can’t help but assume that this is a breakup song.  What is interesting is that while it comes across as a breakup song, it does not come across as the standard breakup song.  It comes across in a hopeful tone rather than the typical sad note.  It is a good change of pace for such a matter.  To that end, that change of pace both lyrically and musically makes this song worthy of its own attention.  When it is considered alongside ‘Gimme Something’ and ‘Lonely Boy,’ the trio goes a long way to showing why High Water II is such a positive new offering from The Magpie Salute.  When they are considered alongside the rest of the album’s entries, the end result is a record that is a wonderful salute in its own right to classic and roots rock fans.

The Magpie Salute’s third full-length studio recording High Water II, the follow-up to last year’s High Water is a strong new offering from the roots rock super group.  That is due to its musical and lyrical content throughout, as has been evidenced through the three songs examined here.  When they are considered alongside the rest of the album’s entries, the end result is an album that roots rock fans will enjoy just as much as The Magpie Salute’s most devoted audiences.  High Water II is available now through Eagle Rock Entertainment and Universal Music.  More information on High Water II is available along with all of The Magpie Salute’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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The Magpie Salute To Release ‘High Water II’ Next Week

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The Magpie Salute will release its new album next week.

The band is scheduled to release High Water II Oct. 18.  Pre-orders are open now.  The album will be available on CD, 2LP and digital platforms through Eagle Rock Entertainment domestically, Mascot Label Group in Europe, Australia and New Zealand and through Sony in Japan.

High Water II‘s release will come a little more than a month after the band released its new EP In Here.  The band debuted the lyric video for High Water II‘s lead single ‘In Here‘ on Aug. 13.

High Water II was recorded simultaneously with its predecessor High Water at Dark Horse Studios in Nashville, TN.  High Water was released in 2018, also through Eagle Rock Entertainment in the U.S.

Front man Chris Robinson talked briefly in a recent interview about the new album.

We’re all really happy to put out the second half of High Water,” he said.  “Since its inception, I always viewed it as a single piece.  High Water II will tie together both albums into a whole journey.”

Robinson produced High Water II.  Alison Krauss makes a special guest appearance on the album, as an added bonus.

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‘Living The Dream Tour’ Is A “Dream” Come True For All Rock Fans

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Slash and his fellow musicians Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators made quite the impact on the music community last year when they released their latest album Living The Dream.  The tour in support of the album – Slash’s third solo record with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators and his fourth overall solo record – proved just as successful selling out venue after venue.  That tour proved so successful, that the group partnered with Eagle Rock Entertainment to release one performance from that hit tour last week in the form of Living The Dream Tour.  Originally recorded Feb. 20, 2019 at the Hammersmith Apollo Theatre in London, the 22-song, two-and-a-half-hour set is a performance that the group’s longtime fans will enjoy just as much as its newer audiences.  That is due in part to the noted expansive set list, which will be discussed shortly.  The band’s performance of said set plays into the recording’s performance just as much as its actual set.  It will be addressed a little later.  The bonus content featured with the recording rounds out the recording’s most notable elements.  It will also be addressed later.  When it is considered along with the recording’s set list and the band’s performance thereof, the whole of the elements makes Living The Dream Tour a dream come true for all rock fans.

Living The Dream Tour, the latest live recording from Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, is another positive new live offering from the rock collective that rock aficionados everywhere will enjoy.  That is due in part to the recording’s expansive set list.  The 22-song, two-and-a-half-hour set pulls tracks from all four of Slash’s solo albums.  It should be noted in advance that while some of the songs featured in this recording are also featured in the band’s 2015 live recording – also from Eagle Rock Entertainment – Live At The Roxy 9.25.14, (seven songs to be exact), that leaves exactly 15 songs not featured in said recording.  The band’s 2018 album Living The Dream appropriately makes up the majority of this recording’s set list, with seven total nods.  Slash’s 2010 self-titled solo debut is represented with six songs while Apocalyptic Love and World on Fire each receive four nods.  In other words, the group reaches liberally into its overall catalog to give listeners a wide range of material.  This is important to note because as most people know, there are acts that might tour in support of one album, but their set lists are more focused on anything but.  It has and does happen to this day.  To that end, this set list proves to be entertaining for all of the band’s fans.

The set list stands out not just because of the fact that it reaches into all of the group’s albums, but also because of its sequencing.  The set list opens with one of the seven noted songs from Living The Dream, but wastes no time switching things up, with the next two songs coming from the group’s 2012 album Apocalyptic Love.  The group reaches even farther back from there, with the next two songs taking listeners back to Slash’s 2010 self-titled debut album.  The band turns the attention back to Living The Dream again briefly from here before going back to 2014’s World on Fire.  The variations continue from there to the show’s end, with an homage to Guns N’ Roses in the band’s performance of ‘Nighttrain.’  That song is the only GNR song featured in this set list, whereas the band’s aforementioned 2015 recording featured two GNR songs.  Simply put, the band keeps things original from start to end for listeners in this set list, ensuring audiences’ engagement and entertainment.  That is helped even more through the energy in the set’s sequencing.  The only time in which the set slows down at all comes late in the concert’s run.  The “slower” songs that are featured at other points in the set are still heavy in their own right.  Keeping that in mind, the sequencing of the set proves that much more important to the whole of this recording.  It is just one part of what makes the recording stand out.  The band’s performance of the set list adds its own value to the recording.

The band’s performance of the concert’s set list is important to discuss because it plays into the concert’s noted overall energy.  As noted, the set’s sequencing ensures that the show’s energy remains high from beginning to end.  The “slower” songs are slow, but are still heavy blues-based compositions that will keep audiences entertained and engaged.  Only one in the show do things really pull back all the way around.  The band helps maintain the energy by wasting little to no time doing any audience interaction at any point.  That is not to say that the group doesn’t interact with the audience.  It is to say that the interactions are rare.  The band, instead, uses the most of the concert to give audiences as much music and entertainment as possible.  Even the standard band introductions are reserved for a point closer to the show’s end, and are brief at best.  As each song ends, the down time between each song’s performance is minimal at best.  That ensures even more, audiences’ engagement and entertainment.  The energy that each of the band’s members puts into his respective performance adds even more to that general effect.  All things considered, the band’s performance adds to much to the recording that coupled with the set list itself, the two together make for more than enough for audiences to enjoy.

The set list featured in Living The Dream Tour and the band’s performance thereof are both key to the recording’s whole presentation.  They are not, however, its only key elements.  The brief bonus behind-the-scenes featurette that comes with the recording adds its own slight touch to the recording’s presentation.  Audience get to hear from Slash and from Myles Kennedy in the roughly 10 minute featurette as they sit back stage pre-concert.  The performers talk, in separate interviews, about topics, such as the band members’ connection as a unit, the band’s routine and also making music in general.  Kennedy talks frankly about how the group’s pre- and post-concert routines might be surprising, noting that the band doesn’t party and do all the things one might think a band does.  That in itself is a surprise.  He and Slash echo one another’s statements about the friendships between the band members and how that helps make the performances so fun.  They even discuss performing at the Hammersmith, noting their love for the venue.  Again, the overall presentation here is brief, but even with that brevity, the discussions are still in-depth in their own right, offering audiences that much more entertainment and engagement.  When this is considered along with the concert’s set list and the band’s performance thereof, all three elements make the recording’s overall presentation one that rock fans across the board will enjoy and a welcome new live offering from Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.

Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators’ new live recording Living The Dream Tour is only the second live recording that the rock collective has released since the group released its first studio recording roughly seven years ago.  Considering it is only the group’s second live recording, it is an impressive new offering that serves to show the group’s strength.  The recording offers audiences plenty to appreciate, beginning with its expansive set list.  The set list pulls from each of the group’s studio recordings and Slash’s self-titled 2010 album.  The band’s performance of the show’s set list adds even more for audiences to enjoy.  The bonus behind-the-scenes featurette is brief, but still offers its own share of entertainment and engagement.  Each item is important in its own right to the whole of Living The Dream Tour’s whole in its own way.  All things considered, they make the recording a “dream” come true for every rock fan.  More information on the recording is available online now along with all of the group’s latest news at:

 

 

 

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Eagle Rock Entertainment Announces ‘Bridges To Buenos Aires’ Release Date

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Eagle Rock Entertainment will release another concert from The Rolling Stones’ “Bridges To Babylon Tour” this fall.

Bridges To Buenos Aires is scheduled for release Nov. 8.  Originally recorded on April 8, 1998, the concert was the last of a five-show sell-out run at the River Plate Stadium in Argentina’s capital city.  The never-before-released two-hour, 22-song set features many of the band’s most beloved songs, such as ‘Honky Tonk Women,’ ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ and ‘You Got Me Rocking’ and well as some of the band’s lesser-known songs, such as ‘Little Queenie,’ ‘When The Whip Comes Down’ and ‘Sister Morphine.’  Fellow music legend Bob Dylan makes a special appearance during the band’s performance of ‘Like A Rolling Stone,’ too.

The full track listing for Bridges to Buenos Aries is noted below.

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Bridges to Bueno Aires will be available on DVD/2CD, Blu-ray/2CDdigital video, limited edition blue translucent 180-gram triple vinyl and digital audio.  Pre-orders for the recording are open now.  A trailer for the recording is streaming online now here.

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Eagle Rock Entertainment To Release New Lennon/Ono Documentary Next Month

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Eagle Rock Entertainment will release a new profile of John Lennon and Yoko Ono next month.

John Lennon & Yoko OnoAbove Us Only Sky is scheduled for release Sept. 13 on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital.  The documentary follows Lennon and Ono in a previously untold story of the couple and how their relationship led to the creation of Imagine.

Headed by Emmy Award -winning and Oscar nominated director Michael Epstein, the documentary examines how the couple’s personal views on items, such as politics, art and activism played into the duo’s personal life and the eventual creation of Imagine.  It features a new, exclusive interview with Ono as part of that story as well as interviews with those close to the couple such as their son Julian, photographer David Bailey — who captured Lennon and Ono for a cover photo of Vogue magazine in 1971 — and the couple’s personal assistant Dan Richter.

The trailer for John Lennon & Yoko OnoAbove Us Only Sky is streaming now.  Pre-orders are open now.

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