Eagle Rock Entertainment Announces New Deep Purple Live Recording

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Eagle Rock Entertainment is releasing yet another new live Deep Purple recording this summer.

Deep Purple: Live at the NEC will be released Friday, August 26th.  It will be available on DVD ($14.99) and digital formats.  Originally recorded on September 14th, 2002 the hour and forty-nine minute concert was meant to pay tribute to founding member and keyboardist Jon Lord.  That is because earlier the same year, Lord had announced his retirement from the band.  After his announcement the band enlisted the help of Don Airey, who also joined the band at the concert along with Lord.  Airey served as principal keyboardist throughout the course of the concert.  Though, Lord made a very special appearance on ‘Perfect Strangers.’  The concert featured the lineup of Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Steve Morse, Ian Paice, Jon Lord, and Don Airey.  The set list features a number of the band’s biggest hits including: ‘Highway Star,’ ‘Smoke on the Water,’ ‘Woman From Tokyo,’ ‘Space Truckin’,’ ‘Speed King,’ ‘Lazy,’ ‘Hush,’ and many others.  The concert’s full set list is noted below.  Along with its main feature, the DVD also features interviews with Ian Gillan and Roger Glover as bonus material.

 

TRACK LISTING

1) Fireball

2) Woman From Tokyo

3) Mary Long

4) Ted The Mechanic

5) Lazy

6) The Well Dressed Guitar

7) When A Blind Man Cries

8) Space Truckin’

9) Keyboard Solo

10) Perfect Strangers

11) Speed King

12) Guitar Solo

13) Smoke On The Water

14) Hush

15) Black Night

16) Highway Star

 

Along with the release of Live at the NEC, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release two other Deep Purple concerts—Total Abandon and Bombay Calling—exclusively in digital platforms the same day.  More information on Live at the NEC is available online now along with all of Deep Purple’s latest news and more at:

 

 

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/_DeepPurple

 

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Eagle Rock Entertainment Re-Issuing Journey Live Recording

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Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Eagle Rock Entertainment is teaming with Journey to release the band’s latest live recording.

Journey: Live in Manila will be released Friday, September 9th via Eagle Rock Entertainment.  The concert presented in this recording was originally recorded on March 14th, 2009 at SM Mall of Asia in Manila, Philippines.  It would go on to be released on DVD only months later.  Now, seven years later, it is being re-issued on separate DVD + 2CD combo pack ($34.98), Blu-ray + 2CD combo pack ($39.98), and digital platforms by Eagle Rock Entertainment.  The twenty-seven song, two-hour-plus set was recorded in 4K utilizing RED technology for the best possible visual and audio experience for fans.  That set features many of the band’s biggest hits and some of its lesser-known pieces including but not limited to: ‘Don’t Stop Believin’,’ ‘Be Good To Yourself,’ ‘Stone In Love,’ ‘Open Arms,’ ‘Faithfully, ‘Still They Ride,’ ‘When You Love A Woman,’ ‘Any Way You Want It,’ ‘Lovin’, Touchin’,’ Squeezin’,’ and a number of others.  The concert’s complete set list is noted below.

 

TRACK LISTING

1) Intro Medley: The Journey (Revelation) / Majestic

2) Never Walk Away

3) Only The Young

4) Ask The Lonely

5) Stone In Love

6) Keep On Runnin’

7) After All These Years

8) Change For The Better

9) Wheel In The Sky

10) Lights

11) Still They Ride

12) Open Arms

13) Mother, Father

14) Wildest Dream

15) When You Love A Woman

16) Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)

17) What I Needed

18) Edge Of The Blade

19) Where Did I Lose Your Love

20) Escape

21) Faithfully

22) Don’t Stop Believin’

23) Any Way You Want It

24) Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’

25) Turn Down The World Tonight

26) Be Good To Yourself

27) Credits: The Journey (Revelation)

 

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Website: http://www.journeymusic.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/journey

Twitter: http://twitter.com/journeyofficial

 

 

 

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KISS To Release New Live Recording Next Month

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

KISS is coming home yet again this summer.

Eagle Rock Entertainment will release the veteran rock band’s new live recording KISS Rocks Vegas on Friday, August 26th.  It will be available on multiple platforms including: DVD + CD combo pack, Blu-ray + CD combo pack, Deluxe Edition DVD + Blu-ray + 2CD.  The Deluxe Edition is presented as a hardcover package complete with 12 X 12 book that features photos from the band’s performance as well as a bonus CD.  The concert presented here was originally recorded in November 2014, during the band’s residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  The band’s residency was part of its 40th anniversary World Tour.  It features the band’s trademark performance complete with pyrotechnics, full-on stage presence, and much more.

The show’s extensive set list features a total of 23 songs, 7 of which are performed in their own acoustic set.  It features a number of the band’s biggest songs including but not limited to: ‘Rock and Roll All Night,’ ‘Detroit Rock City,’ ‘Shout It Out Loud,’ ‘Love Gun’ and many others.  The full set list featured in this recording is noted below.

 

 

     TRACK LISTING:

 

  1. DETROIT ROCK CITY

 

  1. CREATURES OF THE NIGHT

 

  1. PSYCHO CIRCUS

 

  1. PARASITE

 

  1. WAR MACHINE

 

  1. TEARS ARE FALLING

 

  1. DEUCE

 

  1. LICK IT UP

 

  1. I LOVE IT LOUD

 

  1. HELL OR HALLELUJA & TOMMY SOLO

 

  1. GOD OF THUNDER

 

  1. DO YOU LOVE ME

 

  1. LOVE GUN

 

  1. BLACK DIAMOND

 

  1. SHOUT IT OUT LOUD

 

  1. ROCK AND ROLL ALL NIGHT

 

 

       ACOUSTIC SET:

 

  1. COMING HOME
  2. PLASTER CASTER
  3. HARD LUCK WOMAN
  4. CHRISTINE SIXTEEN
  5. GOIN’ BLIND
  6. LOVE HER ALL I CAN
  7. BETH

 

More information on KISS Rocks Vegas is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.KissOnline.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KISS

Twitter: http://twitter.com/KISSOnline

 

 

 

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Toto Releasing New Live Concert Recording

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Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Eagle Rock Entertainment and Montreux Sounds have partnered to release another classic concert from the legendary music festival’s archives.

Toto: Live at Montreux 1991 will be released in stores and online on Friday, September 16th.  It will be released on separate DVD/CD combo pack, Blu-ray + CD combo pack, and digital video.  The concert is a very special recording for fans to have in their home music libraries.  That is because it is one of the performances from what would be the band’s final tour with Jeff and Mike Porcaro alongside original members Steve Lukather and David Paich.  Jeff Porcaro sadly passed away only a year later.  The tour that included this performance was in support of its then new album Kingdom of Desire.  As an additional bonus for fans, the recording presented here was personally mixed by Steve Lukather alongside legendary engineer Niko Bolas (Boz Scaggs, Los Lobos, Johnny Cash, etc.)  The full track listing for Toto: Live at Montreux 1991 is noted below.

 

Track Listing:

1.)  On The Run

2.)  Kingdom of Desire

3.)  I’ll Be Over You

4.)  Africa

5.)  Jake To The Bone

6.)  Red House

7.)  Rosanna

8 )   I Want To Take You Higher

 

More information on Toto: Live at Montreux 1991 is available online now along with the band’s latest news at:

 

 

 

Website: http://totoofficial.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/totoband

Twitter: http://twitter.com/toto99.com

 

 

 

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Styx Teams With Eagle Rock For New Live Live Recording

Styx is returning to home video later this summer.

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

The band’s new live recording Styx: Live at the Orleans Arena Las Vegas will be released in stores and online on Friday, September 2nd.  It will be available on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital formats via Eagle Rock Entertainment, the leading name in live recordings.  The concert presented in the recording was originally recorded in July 2014.  It was originally released on CD in June 2015.  The show’s set list features many of the band’s biggest hits including but not limited to: ‘Too Much Time On My Hands,’ ‘Fooling Yourself (The Angry Man),’ ‘Renegade’ and many other songs.  It features the lineup of Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Todd Sucherman (drums), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Ricky Phillips (bass, backing vocals) and Chuck Panozzo.  Eagles guitarist Don Felder also makes a special appearance for a performance of ‘Blue Collar Man (Long Nights).’

Along with its main feature the recording also features interviews with the band’s members, crew members, and photo gallery.  The full track listing for Styx: Live at the Orleans Arena Las Vegas is noted below.

Track Listing:

1.)  Too Much Time On My Hands

2.)  Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)

3.)  Light Up

4.)  Crystal Ball

5.)  Superstars

6.)  Blue Collar Man (Long Nights) – with Don Felder

7.)  Rockin’ The Paradise

8.)  Renegade

 

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Website: http://www.styxworld.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/styxtheband

Twitter: http://twitter.com/STYXtheband

 

 

 

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Robinson’s ‘Flux’ Could Be One Of 2016’s Top New Records

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Courtesy: Eagle Records/Eagle Rock Entertainment/Universal Music Group/Circle Sound Records

Rich Robinson has been quite busy ever since he and his now former Black Crowes band mates parted ways last year.  He re-issued a number of his previous recordings this year.  And just last week he released his latest full-length studio recording Flux.  His fourth full-length studio recording it is yet another offering that both Black Crowes fans and Robinson’s fans will appreciate.  That is thanks to the variety of sounds presented in the album’s musical arrangements and its equally ear-catching lyrical content.  Both elements are important within the course of each song.  Collectively though, they make the whole of this 13-song set an experience that is another impressive effort from Robinson.

Rich Robinson’s new full-length studio recording Flux is yet another offering that his own fans will appreciate just as much the Black Crowes fans out there.  It is a record that, in whole, is another impressive effort from Robinson.  One example of what makes the record such an impressive new effort from Robinson is the record’s fourth entry ‘Everything’s Alright.’  In examining the song’s musical content, drummer Joe Magistro’s steady, pulsing four-on-the-floor rhythm serves as the song’s foundation.  Matt Slocum strengthens that foundation even more with his work on the keys.  Robinson’s vocal delivery is the finishing touch to the song’s musical arrangement.  It really stands out here both with and without the added distortion in the song’s verses.  The combination of those elements gives the song in whole a sound that Black Keys fans will appreciate.  It is a sound that even with that roots rock sound, really stands out from the rest of the songs on this record.  Of course the song’s musical content is just one layer of the song.  It also boasts lyrical content that will catch listeners’ ears just as much.  He sings in the song’s lead verse, “Yeah, darling my constellation/Do you bring hope for oppression/I can see my midnight sky/What is this you’re bringing/What is this you’re meaning?/I guess it’s not for me to know/Either way you’re a sight to see/Either way you’re beautiful/But what is this you’re bringing/What is this you’re meaning?”  He goes on to sing in the song’s second verse of great, positive vibes with mentions of mythical ships and reeds beneath the trees (or so this critic seemed to interpret without a lyrics booklet).  Through it all the underlying message of positive energy flowing from person to person is ever-present.  This includes the song’s chorus in which Robinson sings along the equally talented Daniella Cotton, “And I feel/I can feel/The stars are aligning for to bring me life/And I/I can feel your head on me/Moving closer to mine/And I/I can feel the love that grows and will give me sight/And I/I can feel it’s alright/Everything is alright.”  Simply put the song’s lyrical content is one of optimism.  It is a message that the world needs more than ever today.  That message couples with the song’s equally upbeat musical arrangement to make it a clear example of what makes Flux such an impressive new offering from Robinson.  It also reveals the song to be one of the album’s best compositions.  It isn’t the album’s only standout song, though.  ‘Which Way Your Wind Blows’ is another one of this record’s truly standout compositions.

‘Everything’s Alright’ is a clear example of what makes Flux such an impressive new offering from Rich Robinson.  That is due to the song’s upbeat musical arrangement, which stands out in its own right from the rest of the album’s compositions, and the song’s equally optimistic lyrical content.  Each element is important in its own right to the song in whole.  Collectively though, the pair make this song a clear example of what makes Flux stand out.  They also combine to make the song itself stand out as on of the album’s best songs.  It isn’t the album’s only standout composition, though.  There are plenty of other notable compositions featured in this album including ‘Which Way Your Wind Blows.’  This song stands out just as much from ‘Everything’s Alright’ just as much as it does from everything else featured in this record.  That is due in part to the song’s bluesy musical arrangement.  Listeners will be interested to learn that Robinson handled not only the guitars and vocals on this song but also bass and some of the song’s percussion.  Magistro handled the remainder of the song’s duties on drums and percussion.  The duo gels smoothly throughout the song.  Of course the fact that Robinson himself manned the boards for this record didn’t hurt either.  While the duo’s work (and that of Matt Slocum on keys) does plenty to make this song another example of what makes the song (and Flux in the bigger picture) stand out, it isn’t all that makes it stand out.  The song’s lyrical content is just as worth noting as its musical arrangement.  Robinson sings here, “Hey you/Runnin’ down that wall/Who ya’ sneaking’ from/Who ya’ scared of/The Captain thought you showed/You showed it all/Are you aware my friend/Are you feeling tall/There’s no one that will tell you/What you need to see/You understand my sound/Get your burden out/Fly….the only way you leave/Call it destiny.”  He goes on to sing in the song’s second verse, “And I will be standing/Right beside you/And walk away from/We’ll walk away from/And I know/That you don’t really want to/Stop the tear down/Stop the tear down.”  From there, the song repeats its chorus before finishing off in full musical fashion sans lyrics.  Keeping this in mind Robinson leaves plenty of room for discussion in regards to this song’s lyrical content.  That isn’t a bad thing, though.  It just means that it gives even more reason for listeners to hear the song.  In hearing the song listeners might not agree fully on the story or message behind the song’s lyrics, but they will agree that its musical arrangement truly stands out in its own right.  The two elements together make this song stand out just as much as ‘Everything’s Alright’ and any of the album’s other songs.  It also shows just as much why Flux is such an impressive new offering from Rich Robinson.  It is still not the only remaining example of what makes Flux such an impressive return for Robinson, either.  The album’s closer ‘Sleepwalker’ stands out just as much as ‘Everything’s Alright’ and ‘Which Way Your Wind Blows’ if not more.

‘Everything’s Alright’ and ‘Which Way Your Wind Blows’ are both key examples of what makes Flux an impressive new offering from Rich Robinson.  That is because both songs stand out from each other and from the rest of the songs included in this record.  This is due to both the songs’ musical arrangements and their lyrical content.  They are just two examples of what makes Flux such an impressive new effort from Robinson.  The album’s closer ‘Sleepwalker’ stands out just as much as those songs if not more so.  As with those songs the main reason for that is the song’s musical arrangement.  It starts out in very surprising fashion with a massive wall of sound from Robinson and his fellow musicians.  That wall of sound ultimately proves deceptive, though as it then leads to a much more mellow sound that is akin to an arrangement that one might expect from King’s X.  King’s X in the same mention of Rich Robinson?  Believe it or not.  Robinson himself even conjures thoughts of King’s X guitarist Ty Tabor both with his own work on guitar and his vocal delivery.  His work on the song’s bass line compliments the guitar line quite well, too.  The song’s musical arrangement is just one part of its whole.  The song’s lyrical content hints at encouraging listeners to think for themselves. This theme seems to run through the course of the song’s second verse, too.  It is a perfect fit with the song’s musical arrangement.  Together, the two elements make this song a proper finale for Flux and one more prime example of what makes Flux such a welcome return for Robinson.  One would be remiss to ignore the other songs featured in this record.  ‘Music That Will Lift Me’ bears something of a country vibe in its arrangement.  And its lyrical content is just as uplifting as the song’s title hints.  The album’s opener ‘The Upstairs Land’ boasts a roots rock style’ that fans of Robinson’s work with his Black Crowes band mates will enjoy.  And ‘Eclipse The Night’ will take listeners right back to the golden era of the 1960s with its sound.  That still isn’t all of the album’s featured songs either.  There are seven other songs not noted here.  Those songs, when partnered with the rest of the songs noted here, make an album that is potentially one of the year’s top new rock records if not overall records.

Flux, Rich Robinson’s fourth full-length solo record, is potentially of the year’s top new rock records if not overall records.  That is due to the variety of musical styles exhibited over the course of its thirteen compositions.  The songs’ lyrical content is just as important to its presentation as its musical arrangements.  The two elements join together in this record to make it a presentation that both Black Crowes fans and Rich Robinson fans alike will appreciate.  They join together to make the record, again, potentially one of the year’s top new rock records and if not overall records.  It is available now in stores and online.  More information on Flux is available online now along with Robinson’s latest news and more at:

 

 

Website: http://www.richrobinson.net

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‘Paco And John’ Is Another Impressive Entry In Eagle Rock’s Montreux Live Series

Courtesy:  Eagle Rock Entertainment/Montreux Sounds/Universal Music Group

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment/Montreux Sounds/Universal Music Group

Fans of John McLaughlin have new reason to be excited this week.  That is because Eagle Rock Entertainment and Montreux Sounds have released a new archived performance by the veteran guitarist.  Paco An John Live at Montreux 1987 was released this Friday, June 24th.  The triple-disc set is not the first of McLaughlin’s Montreux performances to be released by the companies.  Five years ago, they released McLaughlin’s performance alongside fellow guitar virtuoso Carlos Santana at the 2011 Montreux Festival on Blu-ray.  This latest recording takes fans even farther back in time and presents him with another guitarist—Paco de Lucia.  There is plenty for fans of both musicians to appreciate in this new recording beginning with its set list.  This will be discussed shortly.  The duo’s stage presence is just as important to note.  It will be discussed later.  Last and most definitely not least of note in this set’s presentation is its companion booklet.  It brings everything full circle with this presentation and shows together with the previously noted elements why this recording is one more must have for any John McLaughlin fan.

Eagle Rock Entertainment and Montreux Sounds’ new archived concert recording Paco and John Live at Montreux 1987 is a new must have for any fan of Paco de Lucia.  It is just as much of a must have for any fan of John McLaughlin.  It is not the first of McLaughlin’s Montreux performances to be released by Eagle Rock and Montreux Sounds.  But it is unlike his previous released performances.  That is evident in the first of the set’s most important elements—its set list.  This concert’s set list features a mix of Mclaughlin and de Lucia’s own originals, and a number of covers, too.  McLaughlin makes note of this in the set’s companion booklet.  That will be discussed at more length later.  In all, the nine songs (technically ten since the set’s opener is a two-song medley of sorts) that make up the body of the concert total ninety-one minutes.  What’s important to note is that while nine (or ten) songs might not seem like much, each song’s arrangement is so in depth that each one must be truly experienced in order to be fully understood and appreciated.  In other words, the set list presented here is not one that one can just have on in the background when experiencing it.  It is one that requires full attention from one song to the next in order to be fully appreciated.  It is just one of the recording’s most important elements.  McLaughlin and de Lucia’s stage presence is just as important to note here as the show’s set list.

The set list featured in Paco de Lucia and John McLaughlin’s new live recording is an important part of the recording’s presentation in its own right.  That is made clear simply by listening through the entirety of its ninety-one minute run time.  It is just one of the recording’s most important elements.  McLaughlin and de Lucia’s stage presence is just as important to note in this recording as the concert’s set list.  The duo’s stage presence is so important to note because of how little the pair does throughout the course of its performance.  Both men spend the length of their performance sitting down while they perform.  There’s no walking around on stage, pacing back and forth.  Even with this being the case, both men still manage to keep audiences entertained and engaged.  That is done primarily through each musician’s display of musical talents.  The precision and expertise exhibited in each man’s performance is impressive to say the very least.  Actually getting to see that expertise in the set’s DVD reveals just how impressive their talents are.  The pair’s facial gestures do just as much for their stage presence as their performance of the set’s featured songs.  This includes the moments when each is alone on stage and when the pair is performing together.  The sly little smiles that the pair share with one another as they perform speak volumes.  Those motions do just as much to entertain as do those of any performer’s more active behavior on stage.  That is a true testament to the power of the simplicity in the pair’s stage presence.  It shows that just as the old adage states, big things sometimes do indeed come in small packages.  Now, keeping this in mind, it should be clear why de Lucia an McLaughlin’s stage presence is so important to note in the overall presentation of this recording.  Their stage presence is so simple.  Yet it does so much for the experience even in (and perhaps thanks to) its simplicity.  When that simple and so entertaining stage presence is set against the recording’s set list, both elements prove even more their importance to this recording.  They are not its only important elements, either.  The companion booklet that is included in the recording is just as important to its presentation as the recording’s set list and its performers’ stage presence.

The set list featured in Paco and John Live at Montreux 1987 is its own important element in the set’s overall presentation.  The same can be said of de Lucia and McLaughlin’s stage presence.  Both elements are each important in their own way to the recording’s presentation.  They are, however, not its only important elements.  The companion booklet that comes with the set is just as important to the set’s presentation as those other noted elements.  The companion booklet should be noted in large part because of its liner notes.  The notes in question were written by John McLaughlin.  McLaughlin discusses in the notes the show’s set list and his friendship with de Lucia.  There is even a very small music theory lesson of sorts in the liner notes as he discusses Bulerias, which he states are “one of the pillars of the Flamenco musical traditions.”  The liner notes are brief, but also concise.  In the end, it brings the presentation full circle.  It rounds out the recording’s overall experience, proving once and for all why Paco and John Live at Montreux 1987 is one more must have for fans of both de Lucia and McLaughlin.

Paco and John Live at Montreux 1987 is a must have for any fan of Paco de Lucia and John McLaughlin.  It is one of those rare presentations that does so much with so little.  This is evident in the show’s set list, which runs a total of ninety-one minutes.  It features compositions from McLaughlin and de Lucia but from their counterparts, too.  Those that listen closely will note the difference in sound and style between each song, too.  The duo’s performance on stage is so simple throughout.  As odd as it may seem, that simplicity actually makes a big impact on the experience.  The show’s liner notes are just as simple yet add their own depth to the experience, too.  Each element proves in the end to be important in its own right to the whole of this recording.  Altogether they make Paco and John Live at Montreux 1987, again, a live recording (and recording in general) that every one of de Lucia and McLaughlin’s fans should have in their own home music collections.  It is available now in stores and online.  More information on this and other titles from Eagle Rock Entertainment is available online now at:

 

 

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