Pre-Orders Now Open For Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart Tour’ Recording

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Pre-orders are officially open for Madonna’s next new live recording Rebel Heart Tour.

The veteran pop performer’s latest live recording will be released Sept. 15 in stores and online on DVD, Blu-ray, CD, 2CD, and digital download.  The DVD and Blu-ray platforms also come with an audio CD featuring highlights from the tour.  It features performances recorded throughout the tour, which saw Madonna perform 82 shows in 55 cities worldwide on four continents over seven months.

The extensive set list varies from one platform to the next, though each platform includes performances of a number of Madonna’s hits including ‘Living For Love,’ ‘Burning Up,’ ‘Holiday’ and others.  The full track listing for each platform is noted below.  Those who pre-order the recording now will receive the recording with exclusive merchandise bundles.

DVD / Blu-ray Tracklisting CD Tracklisting
01. Rebel Heart Tour Intro 01. Rebel Heart Tour Intro
02. Iconic 02. Iconic
03. Bitch I’m Madonna 03. Bitch I’m Madonna
04. Burning Up 04. Burning Up
05. Holy Water / Vogue 05. Holy Water / Vogue
06. Devil Pray 06. Devil Pray
07. Messiah (Video Interlude) 07. Deeper and Deeper
08. Body Shop 08. HeartBreakCity
09. True Blue 09. Living For Love
10. Deeper and Deeper 10. La Isla Bonita
11. HeartBreakCity 11. Rebel Heart
12. Like A Virgin 12. Candy Shop
13. S.E.X. (Video Interlude) 13. Unapologetic Bitch
14. Living For Love 14. Holiday
15. La Isla Bonita
16. Dress You Up / Into The Groove
17. Rebel Heart
18. Illuminati (Video Interlude)
19. Music
20. Candy Shop
21. Material Girl
22. La Vie En Rose
23. Unapologetic Bitch
24. Holiday
EXTRAS
01. An Excerpt from “Tears Of A Clown”
02. Like A Prayer
DOUBLE CD / DIGITAL AUDIO
CD1 Tracklisting CD2 Tracklisting
01. Rebel Heart Tour Intro 01. Living For Love
02. Iconic 02. La Isla Bonita
03. Bitch I’m Madonna 03. Dress You Up / Into The Groove
04. Burning Up 04. Rebel Heart
05. Holy Water / Vogue 05. Music
06. Devil Pray 06. Candy Shop
07. Body Shop 07. Material Girl
08. True Blue 08. La Vie En Rose
09. Deeper and Deeper 09. Unapologetic Bitch
10. HeartBreakCity 10. Holiday
11. Like A Virgin 11. BONUS TRACK: Like A Prayer
DIGITAL VIDEO
Digital Tracklisting
01. Rebel Heart Tour Intro
02. Iconic
03. Bitch I’m Madonna
04. Burning Up
05. Holy Water / Vogue
06. Devil Pray
07. Messiah (Video Interlude)
08. Body Shop
09. True Blue
10. Deeper and Deeper
11. HeartBreakCity
12. Like A Virgin
13. S.E.X. (Video Interlude)
14. Living For Love
15. La Isla Bonita
16. Dress You Up / Into The Groove
17. Rebel Heart
18. Illuminati (Video Interlude)
19. Music
20. Candy Shop
21. Material Girl
22. La Vie En Rose
23. Unapologetic Bitch
24. Holiday
iTUNES ONLY EXTRAS
01. An Excerpt from “Tears Of A Clown”
02. Like A Prayer

Along with the extensive set lists, the DVD and Blu-ray platforms will also include exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and unreleased footage including a performance from her fan club show in Melbourne, Australia.  The show marked Madonna’s first time performing in Melbourne in 23 years.

The Rebel Heart Tour was produced by Live Nation Global Touring.  The upcoming live recording was directed by Jamie King with musical direction by Kevin Antunes (with band keyboardist Ric’key Pagot, drummer Brian Frasier-Moore, guitarist Monte Pittman and background vocalists Kiley Dean and Nicki Richards).  Choreography was directed by Megan Lawson.

Andy LeCompte handled hair while Aaron Henrikson was in charge of makeup.  Arianne Phillips led the tour’s costume design department.

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Eagle Rock Entertainment To Release The Who’s First Ever Full Live Performance Of ‘Tommy’

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Eagle Rock Entertainment is releasing yet another new live recording from The Who.

TommyLive at the Royal Albert Hall will be released Oct. 13 in stores and online on DVD, Blu-ray, 2CD, 3LP, and digital platforms.  The DVD will retail for MSRP of $15.98, Blu-ray for $21.98, 2CD for $19.98 and 3LP for $39.98. Prices for digital will be announced soon.  Pre-orders are open for each platform now.

Originally recorded this past April at London’s famed Royal Albert Hall, the recording sees the band performing its seminal album in its entirety live for the first time ever.  The concert was a benefit performance for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Audiences can view a trailer for the recording online now here.

The primary performance was only one part of what made the concert such a key moment in the band’s history.  The band treated itssold-out audience to a set of other classic songs from its rich catalogue after it finished performing the concept album.  The concert’s full set list is noted below.

TRACK LISTING
1) Introduction

2) Overture

3) It’s A Boy

4) 1921

5) Amazing Journey

6) Sparks

7) Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker)

8) Christmas

9) Cousin Kevin

10) The Acid Queen

11) Do You Think It’s Alright?

12) Fiddle About

13) Pinball Wizard

14) There’s A Doctor

15) Go To The Mirror!

16) Tommy Can You Hear Me?

17) Smash The Mirror

18) Underture

19) I’m Free

20) Miracle Cure

21) Sensation

22) Sally Simpson

23) Welcome

24) Tommy’s Holiday Camp

25) We’re Not Gonna Take It

26) I Can’t Explain

27) Join Together

28) I Can See For Miles

29) Who Are You

30) Love, Reign O’er Me

31) Baba O’Reilly

32) Won’t Get Fooled Again

As an extra bonus for audiences, the recording’s upcoming release will also present a behind-the-scenes featurette and full-screen animations of ‘The Acid Queen’ and ‘Pinball Wizard’ with live performance audio.

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Eagle Rock Entertainment To Release Special New Live Concert Recording Next Month

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Eagle Rock Entertainment is bringing audiences a very special new live recording from famed Academy Award®-winning composer Hanz Zimmer this fall.

Hans Zimmer: Live in Prague will be released Nov. 3 on DVD, Blu-ray, 2CD and 4 LP platforms.  The performance will feature Zimmer conducting a massive musical ensemble that includes a band, orchestra and choir, and The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr as they perform some of the most beloved film-based songs that he has composed over the course of his decades-long career.  Those songs include compositions from the soundtracks of the Da Vinci Code, Rain Man, Pirates of the Caribbean and much more.

The concert presented in the recording was captured May 7, 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic and includes a powerhouse light show and more to accompany Zimmer and his fellow performers.  The recording’s full track listing is noted below.

TRACK LISTING

1) Medley: Driving (Driving Miss Daisy) / Discombobulate (Sherlock Holmes) / Zoosters Breakout (Madagascar)

2) Medley: Crimson Tide / 160 BPM (Angels And Demons)

3) Gladiator Medley: The Wheat / The Battle / Elysium / Now We Are Free

4) Chevaliers De Sangreal (The Da Vinci Code)

5) The Lion King Medley: Circle Of Life (Prelude) / King Of Pride Rock

6) Pirates Of The Caribbean Medley: Captain Jack Sparrow / One Day / Up Is Down / He’s A Pirate

7) You’re So Cool (True Romance)

8) Rain Man: Main Theme

9) What Are You Going To Do When You Are Not Saving The World (Man Of Steel)

10) Journey To The Line (The Thin Red Line)

11) The Electro Suite (themes from The Amazing Spider Man 2)

12) The Dark Knight Medley: Why So Serious? / Like A Dog Chasing Cars / Why Do We Fall / Introduce A Little Anarchy / The Fire Rises

13) Aurora

14) Interstellar Medley: Day One / Cornfield Chase / No Time For Caution / Stay 15) Inception Medley: Half Remembered Dream / Dream Is Collapsing / Mombasa / Time

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Eagle Rock Opens The Rolling Stones’ Live Vault Again

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Eagle Rock Entertainment continues its Rolling Stones “From The Vault” series next month with a very special archived performance.

From The Vault: Sticky FingersAt The Fonda Theatre 2015 will be released Friday, September 29 in stores and online on DVD + CD combo pack ($21.98), Blu-ray + CD combo pack ($26.98) and DVD + 3LP combo pack ($49.98).  It is the fifth in the label’s special series of live Rolling Stones recordings.

The concert presented here was originally recorded May 20, 2015 at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, CA.  It presents the band performing for the first (and so far only) time its classic album Sticky Fingers.

The performance was in support of the then new re-issue of the album in question and was also the first performance of the band’s two-month-long North American Zip Code Tour.  Audiences can view a trailer for the concert online now here.

Audiences will get to enjoy in the recording’s DVD and Blu-ray presentation, interviews with the band’s members—Mick Jagger, Ron Wood, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts—intertwined with full-length performances.  The CD and 3LP platform presents the audio portion of the band’s concert.  Audiences who buy the DVD and Blu-ray will also get as bonus material, performances cut from the original concert including ‘All Down The Line,’ ‘When The Whip Comes Down’ and ‘I Can’t Turn You Loose.’

The full track listing for the recording is noted below.

TRACK LISTING:
DVD:
1) Start Me Up
2) Sway
3) Dead Flowers
4) Wild Horses
5) Sister Morphine
6) You Gotta Move
7) Bitch
8) Can’t You Hear Me Knocking
9) I Got The Blues
10) Moonlight Mile
11) Brown Sugar
12) Rock Me Baby
13) Jumpin’ Jack Flash

Bonus tracks:
1) All Down The Line
2) When The Whip Comes Down
3) I Can’t Turn You Loose

CD:
1) Start Me Up
2) When The Whip Comes Down
3) All Down The Line
4) Sway
5) Dead Flowers
6) Wild Horses
7) Sister Morphine
8) You Gotta Move
9) Bitch
10) Can’t You Hear Me Knocking
11) I Got The BlueS
12) Moonlight Mile
13) Brown Sugar
14) Rock Me Baby
15) Jumpin’ Jack Flash
16) I Can’t Turn You Loose

3LP
Side A:
1) Start Me Up
2) When The Whip Comes Down
3) All Down The Line

Side B:
1) Sway
2) Dead Flowers
3) Wild Horses

Side C:
1) Sister Morphine
2) You Gotta Move
3) Bitch

Side D:
1) Can’t You Hear Me Knocking
2) I Got The Blues

Side E:
1) Moonlight Mile
2) Brown Sugar

Side F:
1) Rock Me Baby
2) Jumpin’ Jack Flash
3) I Can’t Turn You Loose

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‘Loud Hailer’ Speaks “Volumes” About Beck’s Talent, Importance

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Legendary guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck will release his latest live recording this fall.  The recording, Live at the Hollywood Bowl, will be released Oct. 6 via Eagle Rock Entertainment.  Considering that this is still August, that is a while to wait. Beck’s fans do have something to satiate themselves while they wait for that recording’s release, though in the form of his most recent recording Loud Hailer.  The 11-song studio recording was released July 15, 2016 via Rhino Records, and was his first full-length studio recording – at the time – in six years.  While more than a year has passed since its original release, it still speaks just as loudly (yes, that awful pun was fully intended) today as it did in its original release.  That is due to the songs’ diverse musical arrangements and their equally diverse range of lyrical topics.  The record’s opener, ‘The Revolution Will Be Televised’ supports that statement.  The same can be said of the deeply moving ‘Scared For The Children’ and of the funky ‘O.I.L.’ Each song in its own way shows why this record stands out.  When set alongside its other eight songs, the whole of the songs proves that this record speaks volumes about not only Jeff Beck but also his fellow musicians.

Jeff Beck’s latest live recording Live Hailer is a work that speaks volumes about the legendary guitarist’s place in today’s music community.  It says loud and clear that he is still one of the industry’s elite artists.  That is made evident from the album’s outset in the form of ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.’  This infectious blues-rock composition is a slow but heavy and is a solid starting point for the album.  That is thanks to the pairing (in this critic’s view) of Beck with fellow guitarist Carmen Vandenberg. The pair’s work conjures thoughts of some of rock’s greatest blues-based works past and present.  Drummer Davide Sollazi and bassist Giovanni Pallotti partner to add even more depth to the song’s arrangement. Singer Rosie Bones’ vocal delivery (and the effects used to enhance that delivery) put the finishing touch to the song’s arrangement.  When all of the noted parts are joined as one, they make this arrangement a work that easily sticks in listeners’ minds.  With this in mind, the song’s arrangement is only one part of what makes it stand out. Its lyrical content is just as important to note.

The lyrical content at the center of ‘The Revolution Will Be Televised’ is presented in more spoken word fashion than singing. It finds Bones stating, “The revolution will be televised/You can watch in HD/You talk like a weekend warrior/From the safety of your city/The graphics won’t be as realistic as Grand Theft Auto 3/Guess that makes the wheel unwheelable/This s**** real baby/I think you’d better turn the volume down/So you can’t hear them plea/Suppose you’d better change the channel…the revolution will be televised and you can choose to watch or not/But if we all just talk from the safety of our sofas there won’t be much of a revolution to watch.”  Bones comes across as making a social commentary here, saying the revolution will only happen, but only if people get out and get involved instead of sitting at home hiding behind keyboards and in front of their televisions.  That is just this critic’s own interpretation and should not be taken as the only interpretation.  When this is set against Bones’ spoken word style delivery of that seeming message, it makes the song that much heavier.  When her delivery and statement join with the song’s already heavy musical arrangement, the whole of those elements shows clearly this song is a solid starter for Loud Hailer and – in itself – why Loud Hailer speaks so loudly.  It is just one of the songs that stands out in this record.  ‘Scared for the Children,’ which comes a little later in the record’s sequence, shows just as much why Loud Hailer speaks volumes.

‘Scared For The Children’ stands out just as much as ‘The Revolution Will Be Televised’ because it is so in a way that is completely unlike its counterparts on this album.  Musically speaking the song is another blues-based composition.  But its gentile, ethereal  melody – driven largely by Beck – is one that evokes such powerful emotions in itself.  If not for the obvious social commentary at the heart of its lyrics, the song’s musical arrangement could be interpreted as a romantic work or something meant to evoke thoughts of other innocence.  When it is joined with the noted commentary, it makes the song in whole one of those works that is heavy without having to be heavy. The commentary in question addresses how far the world has fallen over time.  That is evident as Bones sings in the song’s lead verse, “Billy skipped school again/Lookin’ like a fool again/What a little waste/For a taste of a big boy’s life/I’m scared for the children/Computer screens and magazines/Manufactured hopes and dreams/Playin’ in a comfy box/Cause mother’s got her shows to watch/I’m scared for the children/This is the end of the age of the innocent/One more game before they go/This is the end of the age of the innocent/What do we leave them with/I suppose we’ll never know.  The concern continues as Bones sings about “little boys having too much fun playing with a big boy’s gun’ and an old man “kissing the last blade of grass” as “the last bird dies.”  Again, Bones makes a very heavy statement here.  What is so interesting here is that in so many cases, one might expect such powerful statements to be more forceful and coupled with a much harder-edged composition.  Yet even in this setting both elements work so well alone and partnered.  When they are joined, they make ‘Scared For The Children’ a song that will most definitely stick with listeners just as much as ‘The Revolution Will Be Televised,’ proving yet again why Loud Hailer speaks so loudly to Beck’s continued place in the musical universe.  It is not the last of the record’s songs that serves to support that statement, either.  ‘O.I.L.,’ the album’s penultimate composition is one more example of what makes Loud Hailer another bold statement from Jeff Beck.

‘O.I.L.,’ like ‘The Revolution Will Be Televised’ and ‘Scared For The Children’ is another clear example of why Jeff Beck’s latest full-length studio recording is another bold, loud statement from the veteran guitarist.  That is evident in part through the song’s infectious old-school funk-based arrangement.  The arrangement plays out like the best works from Sly and the Family Stone, Parliament Funkadelic and other similar acts.  Even more interesting is the infusion of Beck’s blues influence into that arrangement.  The coupling of those styles works surprisingly well.  The song’s lyrical content adds even more interest for listeners as Bones seems to sing about celebrating life, but in a clean way, even going so far as to say she doesn’t want to use drugs to celebrate.  It’s a simple statement, but a positive one nonetheless.  Bones’ seeming celebratory lyrics, coupled with the song’s equally celebratory arrangement, is certain to put a smile on any listener’s face and have any listener dancing along. Keeping that in mind, that whole stands out from the previously discussed songs and the rest of the album’s songs.  That being the case, that continued diversity and originality (musically and lyrically), shows once more why Loud Hailer is such a standout album.  When the song is joined with its counterparts, the whole of those songs makes Loud Hailer a work that says loud and clear that Jeff Beck is still one of the most important names in the musical universe today.

Jeff Beck’s latest full-length studio recording Loud Hailer is a work that proves from start to finish was well worth the — at the time – long six-year wait. That is due to the diversity displayed throughout in its musical and lyrical content.  From the musically heavy to the emotionally heavy to points in between, this record offers plenty for every listener.  That is proven in part through the songs discussed here.  That is not to discount the other eight songs that make up the rest of the record’s body.  All things considered, the musical and lyrical content presented in this record makes it a work that says loud and proud that Jeff Beck is still one of the musical universe’s elite artists.  Loud Hailer is available now in stores and online.  More information on the album (as well as his upcoming live recording Live in Hollywood – set for release Oct. 6 via Eagle Rock Entertainment) is available online along with Beck’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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Eagle Rock, Jeff Beck Partner For Another New Live Recording

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Jeff Beck has partnered with Eagle Rock Entertainment once again to bring audiences his latest live recording.

Live at the Hollywood Bowl is currently scheduled to be released Friday, Oct. 6 in stores and online. It will be available on DVD + 2CD combo pack, Blu-ray + 2 CD combo pack and DVD + 3 LP combo pack exclusively via PledgeMusic. The DVD + 2CD combo pack will retail for MSRP of $29.98, the Blu-ray + 2 CD combo pack for $32.98 and DVD + 3LP combo pack for $49.99.

The 21-song set includes a number of songs from Beck’s own catalogue as well as covers of some equally well-known songs including Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ and Aerosmith’s ‘Train Kept A Rollin.’’ It also features guest appearances from Steven Tyler, Beth Hart, Buddy Guy, Billy F. Gibbons, Jan Hammer and Jimmy Hall.  The concert’s full set list is noted below.

TRACK LISTING
1) The Revolution Will Be Televised

2) Over Under Sideways Down

3) Heart Full Of Soul

4) For Your Love

5) Beck’s Bolero

6) Medley: Rice Pudding / Morning Dew

7) Freeway Jam

8) You Never Know

9) ‘Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers

10) Star Cycle

11) Blue Wind

12) Big Block

13) I’d Rather Go Blind

14) Let Me Love You

15) Live In The Dark

16) Scared For The Children

17) Rough Boy

18) Train Kept A’Rollin’

19) Shapes Of Things

20) A Day In The Life

21) Purple Rain

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

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EODM’s New Live Recording Is A Powerhouse Performance

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The wait is almost over.  Eagle of Death Metal will release worldwide its latest live recording I Love You All The Time: Live at the Olympia In Paris.  This 19-song (technically 22 with the three bonus performances) recording is an electrifying performance from the band, and a truly powerful statement in itself to those who would try to spread fear and terror around the globe.  It is a statement to those individuals that they will not leave any one living in fear and terror, but rather will unite the world.  That is evident through the band’s fiery performance, which will be discussed later.  Examining the performance on another level, it is a concert that new and more seasoned fans alike will appreciate in part for its wide-reaching set list, which will be discussed shortly.  The concert’s production values round out its most important elements.  Each element, audiences will note, is important in its own right to the recording’s whole.  All things considered, they make this recording one more of this year’s top new live recordings and yet more proof of why Eagle Rock Entertainment is still the leader in live recordings.

Eagles of Death Metal’s latest live recording, I Love You All The Time: Live at the Olympia in Paris, is a strong new musical effort and statement from the veteran rock outfit.  That is evidenced in part through the recording’s extensive set list.  The primary set list consists of 19 total songs, which are lifted from each of the band’s now four full-length studio recordings.  The addition of the three bonus songs, which are themselves pulled from the band’s first three albums, pushes that total to 22 songs.  Audiences will be pleased to see that a clear attempt to balance the set list was made in reading through the show’s featured songs.  Counting the bonus tracks, Peace, Love, Death Metal and Death By Sexy each received seven nods throughout the concert.  The band’s most recent album, Zipper Down (2015) is represented with five songs.  Heart On, the band’s third album, is the most lightly represented of the band’s albums, with three songs pulled for the show.  Why it was so conservatively represented is anyone’s guess.  Regardless, it is clear that the band made a full-on effort to give audiences the fullest picture possible of its catalogue in this concert.  That being the case, it becomes clear why the show’s set list is so critical to this recording.  It takes the audiences quite impressively through the band’s body of work from beginning to present.  Keeping this in mind, the concert’s set list is only one of its key elements to be examined.  The band’s performance of that set list is just as important to examine as the set list itself.

The band’s performance of its rich set list is so important to discuss here in that it one must take into account that this is a make-up show from the band’s Feb. 16, 2016 show at the Bataclan Theatre that was tragically cut short by terrorists.  The band’s energy throughout the course of the 90-minute-plus concert is so frenetic.  From front man Jesse Hughes’ full-on performance to Josh Homme and Julian Dorio’s often-time synchronized drumming to the work put in by the rest of the musicians on stage, not a single second is spared.  The band puts everything on that proverbial table throughout and leaves nothing there by the show’s end.  It shows entirely how much being able to perform the show meant to the band.  The audience in attendance showed its appreciation for that devotion, too, giving its all back to the band.  The result is a performance that will have home viewers just as enthralled and engaged as the audiences who were present at the concert’s taping, making the show pass before audiences even realize it is done.  That is a powerful statement in itself.  It is not the concert’s last important element either, even as important as it proves to be.  The concert’s production values round out its most important elements.

The production values presented throughout the course of EODM’s new live recording are collectively so important because they serve to heighten and really illustrate the energy exuded by the band in its performance.  This includes the original production and post production.  The camera work gives audiences the best seat in the house (or rather in their own houses; yes, that bad pun was intended), as they take viewers on stage with the band, into the crowd, and even into one of the theatre’s elevators with Hughes.  Through those various angles (and the hard work put in by the editors in post), audiences get a full picture of the Olympia’s size, which is apparently not that big.  The audio mix is just as important to note here.  Even with the Olympia being a semi-quaint venue, its openness absolutely cries out for a home theater system for those wanting a full concert experience.  That is not to say that the audio doesn’t sound good without a home theater system, but it such a system would not hurt the experience. Again, kudos go to those behind the editing for making the sound come out so well in the end. When this is all joined with the positives of the concert’s set list and the band’s performance the result is a concert that EODM fans everywhere will appreciate and enjoy and a work that is another one of this year’s top new live recordings.

I Love You All The Time: Live at the Olympia in Paris is one of this year’s top new live recordings and more proof of why Eagle Rock Entertainment remains today the leader in live recordings.  It is a strong, bold statement from Eagles of Death Metal and its fans, that shows that the good will always triumph over the evil in the world.  From a deep-reaching set list to a fiery performance by the band of that set list to top-notch production values, this recording boasts plenty of positives.  The whole of those elements makes this recording a concert that will keep audiences completely engaged from start to finish, not even realizing how much time has passed by the concert’s end.  It is that enjoyable.  Considering this, the whole of this recording makes the concert, once again, one of the year’s top new live recordings.  It will be available in stores and online Friday, Aug. 4.  more information on I Love You All The Time: Live at the Olympia Theatre is available online now along with all of Eagles of Death Metal’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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