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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The Rolling Stones’ New Tour Doc Gets Three Cheers

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Tour documentaries today seem to be a dime a dozen.  From one end of the musical universe to the other, the tour documentary has become a key part of every act’s live experience.  Sadly, it has also become little more than a watered down live recording that is ultimately little more than another space filler used to satisfy acts’ contractual obligations.  Considering that, one can’t help but ask why The Rolling Stones’ new 2016 Latin American tour documentary Ole! Ole! Ole! stands out from its counterparts.  The answer to that question is threefold beginning with the story presented in the documentary, which will be discussed shortly.  The cinematography presented throughout the program stands out just as much as the doc’s story.  The bonus live performances included in the recording also stands out.  Each element, in its own way, makes Ole! Ole! Ole! stand out from its fellow tour documentaries.  All things considered, this look at The Rolling Stones’ 2016 Latin American tour proves to be a program to which audiences will give three cheers.

The Rolling Stones’ new 2016 Latin American tour documentary Ole! Ole! Ole! is a program to which audiences around the world will give three cheers.  That is because while it is a tour documentary, it isn’t just another run-of-the-mill tour documentary.  It actually stands out in its own right against its counterparts.  That is proven in part through the program’s central story.  Admittedly, the story itself is what people have come to expect of tour documentaries.  The band goes from one destination to the next with lots of footage of the cities where the shows are scheduled.  On another level though, audiences are presented with a band that even after half a century of performing the world over is so humble.  From Brazil to Argentine and all the way to Cuba, the band continuously shows so much appreciation for its fans and the cities that host its shows even as rabid as the fans remain.  In an age when so many bands continue to put out maybe three albums at best (if they’re lucky) and then disappear or become diva-esque, it is refreshing to see such a seasoned band continue to be so appreciative of the support that it receives around the world.

Along with that narrative, audiences will also be interested to watch the story at the center of this doc because it is also a timeline that takes them (and the band) up to its historic 2016 Havana, Cuba concert.  Throughout the course of the band’s Latin American tour, audiences are constantly taken back to the work put in to make that concert a reality, including the hurdles of then President Barack Obama’s visit and even protestation from the Vatican.  That protestation came simply because of the day of the week on which the concert was planned.  The determination shown by the band’s touring staff to make Havana Moon a reality proves to be quite engaging.  This aspect of the story couples with the overall story of the band’s 2016 Latin American tour to make for a story that will keep audiences fully engaged throughout the course of its 90-minute-plus run time.  The story however, is only one of the elements that makes this doc stand out from its counterparts.  The cinematography exhibited throughout also makes it stand out.

The story at the center of Ole! Ole! Ole! in itself does plenty to make this tour documentary stand out from its counterparts.  That is because it isn’t just a carbon copy of the stories presented in the docs released by so many of The Rolling Stones’ counterparts.  It is only one of the elements that makes the recording stand out in its field.  The program’s cinematography makes it stand out, too.  The cinematography stands out because of its attention to angles, lighting and other key details.  The wide, sunrise shot of Rio and the footage of fans overcome by emotion in Argentina support that statement.  That is because of the emotion that it is certain to evoke in home viewers.  The footage of the Cuban people rushing to the gates in Havana to be the first to the stage, and the audiences’ joyous emotion is powerful in itself.  Considering this, those behind the lens (including those charged with editing the collective footage) are deserving of their own applause here.  The only thing for which those behind the cameras can perhaps be criticized is the fact that no on-screen English translations are presented as the locals in each city talk about the band’s importance in their lives and about their own cultures and regions.  It would have been nice to have had that as the otherwise powerful footage is experienced firsthand.  Even with that in mind, it is not enough to completely take away from the importance of the cinematography in the program’s overall presentation.  Considering that, the doc’s cinematography, just from these few examples, proves in itself its importance.  When joined alongside the rest of the doc’s footage, the whole of the program’s visual experience proves completely to be just as important to its presentation as its story, and is still not the last of its most important elements.  The bonus live performances are also important in showing what makes Ole! Ole! Ole! stand out from its counterparts.

The story at the center of Ole! Ole! Ole! and the cinematography that helps tell that story are both important in their own ways in showing what makes this tour doc stand out from its counterparts.  Each element’s importance has already been discussed and won’t be repeated again here.  Rather, the focus will move to the doc’s bonus live performances.  Eagle Rock Entertainment has included with the program, seven live performances lifted from the band’s 2016 Latin American tour.  Considering the extensive nature of the tour, it would have been impossible to include performances from every stop on the tour.  Maybe that will happen in a future Rolling Stones live recording.  Yes, that is a direct hint to the heads at Eagle Rock if they haven’t already considered taking this route.  The performances featured as bonuses are taken from the band’s stops in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo, Brazil and Lima, Peru.  They feature some of the band’s biggest hits, too, including ‘Paint It Black,’ ‘Honky Tonk Women’ and ‘Sympathy For The Devil’ among others.  It should be noted here that the performances’ audio mixes cry out for home theater systems.  That is not to say that they are inaudible on regular home televisions.  But those with standard HDTVs might find themselves having to turn up the volume quite a bit in some of the performances in order to hear them.  Those with home surround sound or theater systems will find the audio more easily handled.  Even despite this, the bonus performances presented in this doc still prove to be just as engaging and entertaining as the program’s central story and its cinematography.  Keeping that in mind, all three elements join together to make Ole! Ole! Ole! a tour doc that proves clearly why it stands out from its counterparts.  In doing so, it becomes a program that will get three cheers from every Rolling Stones fan.

The Rolling Stones’ new tour documentary Ole! Ole! Ole! is a program that deserves three cheers of its own.  That is because it uses its own merits to stand out from its counterparts, including its story, its cinematography and its bonus live performances.  Each element stands on its own merits, as has already been discussed.  All things considered, the elements discussed here make Ole! Ole! Ole! a standout tour documentary that deserves three cheers and more.  It is available now in stores and online.  More information on Ole! Ole! Ole! is available online now along with all of The Rolling Stones’ latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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Eagle Rock, The Who Shine Again With Band’s Latest Live Recording

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Veteran rock band The Who’s latest live recording Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 2004 is one of this year’s top new live recordings.  The concert, originally recorded June 11, 2004 during the band’s headlining performance of the festivals’ second night, this recording is yet another standout performance from one of the greatest names in the musical universe today.  That is evidenced in part through the concert’s 23-song set list.  This will be discussed shortly.  The band’s performance of said set list is just as important to discuss in examining this recording’s overall presentation, as the set list itself.  It will be discussed later.  The recording’s companion booklet rounds out its most important elements.  Each element is important in its own way to the recording’s overall presentation.  All things considered, this latest live offering from The Who proves, once again, to be one of this year’s top new live recordings.

The Who’s latest live recording Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 2004 is one of this year’s top new live recordings.  That is due in part to the recording’s extensive set list.  The 23-song set list is important to note for a variety of reasons beginning with its featured songs.  The songs featured in this concert’s set list set it distinctly apart from the band’s 2015 live recording Live at Hyde Park (which like this recording, was also released via Eagle Rock Entertainment).  Some of the songs in the two concerts’ set lists are the same.  However, almost half of the songs featured in the Isle of Wight concert recording (nine songs in total), are not featured in the band’s Hyde Park concert recording.  This is important to note because it gives the Isle of Wight Festival’s set list its own identity separate from that of the Hyde Park Show.  More simply put, it means that this set list isn’t just a carbon copy of that previous set list, which will make any audience happy.

On a secondary level, the concert’s set list is important to note due to its sequencing.  Thanks to the thought put into the set’s sequencing, the music’s energy rises and falls at all of the right points from start to finish.  That is evident early on in the concert’s two-hour-plus (132 minutes total) run time.  The concert starts off with full-on fire and energy, with that energy flowing through the set’s first four songs.  Things slow down a little bit from there as the band moves into ‘Behind Blue Eyes’ before picking back up again in ‘Bargain.’  The song’s finale gradually slows down just enough to let audiences rest before the band launches into the much higher-energy ‘Baba O’Reily.’  The set’s energy stays relatively high from there as the band works through ‘The Punk and the Godfather’ and ‘5:15’ before pulling back for a little while in ‘Love Reign O’er Me,’ ‘Eminence Front,’ ‘Drowned’ and ‘Naked Eye.’  The solid sequencing and energy continues from there throughout the second half of the show, ensuring audiences’ continued engagement and entertainment.

On yet another level, audiences will be pleased to note that the set list presented in this concert is exactly the same both on DVD/BD as on CD.  This is important to note because it was not the case in the Hyde Park performance recording.  In the case of that recording, the set lists were slightly different between the DVD/BD side and CD side.  Some of the songs included in the set list in that concert’s BD/DVD side were set aside in the CD side as “bonus tracks,” essentially breaking up the set for whatever reason.  Luckily that wasn’t the case with this presentation.  The set list for the Isle of Wight Festival concert is the same on both sides, maintaining a certain sense of continuity between the two sides.  Considering this, it is one more way in which the recording’s set list proves to be integral to the recording’s overall presentation. Together with the songs themselves and their sequencing the three elements show in full why the concert’s set list is so important to the recording’s overall presentation.  Even with this in mind, it should be noted that the set list is not the only important piece of the recording’s whole.  The band’s performance thereof is just as important to note as the set list.

The set list featured in Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 2004 is clearly an important piece of this recording’s overall presentation, as has already been pointed out.  It is not the recording’s only important element, though.  The band’s performance of the set list is just as important to discuss in examining the recording’s overall presentation as the set list.  Watching this concert, it is obvious that founding members Roger Daltry and Pete Townshend were both at least in their 50s if not their 60s.  Yet neither man showed his age by any means.  Rather both men performed with the fire that made them fan favorites in their youth.  That includes not only the men’s performances of the songs but their interactions with the audience between songs.  At one point, Townshend makes a joke about the sound not being turned up loud enough, referencing the old adage that if it’s too loud, you’re too old.  At another point, he makes a joke about the age of the band’s audience, and how many were probably conceived at the band’s last Isle of Wight performance in 1970.  Apparently Townshend, for whatever reason, served as the band’s mouthpiece between songs, saving the singing largely for Daltry, even though Townshend does get his moments in the spotlight. Staying on that train of thought, it should be noted that there is a little bit of foul language used between some of the songs, so viewer discretion is advised.  Even with that in mind, the foul language is kept to a minimum, so it isn’t too bad.  That being the case, the performances by Townshend and Daltry couples with those of their fellow musicians—Simon Townshend (guitars,vocals), Pino Palladino (bass), Zak Starkey (drums) and John Bundrick (keyboards)—to make for a performance from start to finish that will keep audiences completely entertained and engaged thanks to their collective energies.  Considering that, it becomes clear why the band’s performance of the set list is so critical to the recording’s overall presentation.  It is still not the last of the elements to be noted.  The recording’s companion booklet rounds out its most important elements.

The set list featured in The Who’s latest live recording and the band’s performance of that set list are both critical to the recording’s overall presentation, as has already been noted.  While both elements are clearly important to the recording’s whole, they are not its only important elements.  The recording’s companion booklet rounds out its most important elements.  The booklet is so important to discuss because of the history that it provides audiences.  Audiences learn through Matt Kent’s liner notes that this festival performance marked the band’s first festival performance since it performed at Live Aid in 1985.  They also discover that only two years prior, the band had lost fellow founding member, bassist John Entwhistle, and what followed.  Other highlights are noted in those liner notes, setting the stage (no pun intended) for the performance contained within this set, along with lots more history that audiences will enjoy learning.  Keeping this in mind, the information provided within the pages of the recording’s companion booklet proves to be just as integral to the concert’s overall experience as the concert’s set list and the band’s performance thereof.  Considering all of this, it becomes fully clear that each element is critical to the recording.  Of course there is still far more that could be noted including the recording’s production values (which are impressive in their own right), editing and more to evaluate the recording’s whole.  Those elements solidify even more the recording’s place in this year’s list of top new live recordings, and a piece that any fan of The Who should have in his or her own music library.

The Who: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 2004, is one of this year’s top new live recordings.  That is evident through so many elements.  From the set list to the band’s performance thereof to the recording’s companion booklet and even the concert’s production values and editing, so many elements serve to support that statement.  Considering this (and even the concert’s availability on so many platforms and its average price point), this recording proves in whole that it deserves a spot on any critic’s list of the year’s top new live recordings and why it deserves that spot.  It proves, too, to be a recording that any fan of The Who should have in his or her music library.  It is available now in stores and online.  More information on Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 2004 is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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Rainbow’s New Live Recording Is A “Shining” New Offering From Eagle Rock

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Veteran rock outfit Rainbow is set to shine again early next month when it releases its latest live recording Live in Birmingham 2016.  Set for release Friday, June 9, the recording is the final piece in a collection of performances from the band held last year during the band’s European tour.  Two of the performances from that brief tour were initially released on DVD.  This recording, while only available on 2CD set and digital platforms – the set’s only negative – rounds out that short stint of live dates.  Even being available only on audio-specific platforms, it still boasts its share of positives, beginning with its set list.  This will be discussed shortly.  The band’s performance of the featured songs is just as important to note as the songs themselves.  It will be discussed later.  The concert’s sound quality rounds out its most important elements.  Each noted element is important in its own right as will be shown. All things considered, they make Live in Birmingham 2016 one more of this year’s top new live CDs.

Eagle Rock Entertainment’s new live Rainbow recording Live in Birmingham 2016 is one of this year’s top new live CDs.  An accompaniment to the label’s previously released live Rainbow recordings from the band’s 2016 European tour, this recording boasts plenty of positives beginning with its extensive 15-song (technically 16-song) set list.  The set list, which is spread across two discs, features an extensive collection of Rainbow’s hits along with a number of Deep Purple’s biggest hits, too.  On the outermost layer of the set list, audiences will appreciate that the set list balances the Deep Purple songs and Rainbow songs quite expertly.  Both bands are represented with eight songs.  Two of the songs, ‘Black Night’ and ‘Woman From Tokyo’ are joined in a mini-medley.  Even with that in mind, they are still two songs, bringing the set list’s total count to 16 songs.  Again, this makes the bands’ song count eight each.

The expertly balanced representation of Deep Purple and Rainbow within the set list is just one part of what makes the set list stand out.  The range of albums from which the songs are pulled adds even more to the importance of the set list.  In regards to the Rainbow portion of the set list, which is interspersed with the Deep Purple portion, audiences will be pleased to see that only two of Rainbow’s records – Bent Out Of Shape (1983) and Stranger In Us All (1995) – are not represented in this concert.  The band’s debut 1975 album Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow is represented twice in the form of ‘Catch The Rainbow’ and ‘Man on the Silver Mountain’ while Difficult To Cure (1981) also gets a pair of songs in the form of its title track and ‘Spotlight Kid.’  Rising, Down To Earth, Long Live Rock ‘N Roll and Straight Between The Eyes each get a nod, too.

The set list’s Deep Purple nods obviously don’t pull from every one of that band’s albums.  However, It does do a respectable job of representing the band’s early days, reaching all the way back to its seminal 1972 album Machine Head and even to 1995 with the 25th anniversary re-issue of Deep Purple in Rock.  That re-issue is represented through the song ‘Black Night,’ which was originally recorded as a B-Side that never made it onto the original album.  Stormbringer (1974) is also represented here as are the band’s self-titled 1973 album, Burn (1974) and Perfect Strangers (1984).  The latter of the albums, Perfect Strangers marked Blackmore’s return to the band from Rainbow, making it an important record to represent in Blackmore’s return to the stage in this concert.  Keeping in mind the Deep Purple and Rainbow records represented here and their equally balanced representation, it becomes clear why the concert’s set list is so important to its overall presentation.  The whole of the set list paints a rich, vivid picture of Blackmore’s career while also offering plenty of entertaining compositions.  The set list is only one of the elements to be considered in examining the recording’s whole.  The band’s performance of the set list is just as important to discuss in examining the concert’s overall presentation.

The set list featured in this recording is a key piece of the recording’s whole.  That is proven through its balance of Deep Purple and Rainbow songs as well as the representation of each band’s body of work within the recording.  It is not the recording’s only important element.  The band’s performance of that extensive, yet well-balanced, set list is just as important to examine as the set list itself.  Front man Ronnie Romero keeps audiences completely enthralled with his vocals in every song whether powering through ‘Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll’ and ‘Highway Star,’ soaring through ‘Stargazer’ or driving the band through ‘Burn.’  Blackmore’s work on the guitar is just as powerful in each performance while David Keith (drums) and Bob Nouveau (bass) partner to drive the band’s rhythm section solidly.  The band’s collective fire burns bright through each performance, making the concert engaging from start to finish.  Even in the occasional interludes, Romero keeps listeners engaged showing his prowess as a front man as he interacts with the audience.  The fact that the band doesn’t spend an overt amount of time between songs makes this even more interesting to note.  Simply put, the band makes the most of every moment, whether performing or taking time to talk to the audience.  The whole of that presentation makes this recording even more enjoyable, even though it can only be enjoyed in an audio-only platform.  Despite that, the band’s performance both in-song and between proves to be just as important to this recording as the set list itself.  It is not the last of the recording’s most important elements, either.  Its sound quality rounds out its most important elements.

The set list that makes up the body of Live in Birmingham 2016 and the band’s performance thereof are both key pieces of the recording’s whole.  That has already been pointed out and proven.  While both elements are clearly important pieces of the record’s whole, they are not its only important elements.  The recording’s sound quality (I.E. its sound engineering/mixing) is also important to note.  The concert’s sound starts off a little bit muddled, with Romero’s vocals being somewhat overpowered by the rest of the band’s instrumentation.  By the time the band works its way into ‘Mistreated,’ that issue disappears, making the concert an enjoyable listen right to the end.  Whether the initial audio issue rose at the concert or in post-production is anyone’s guess.  That aside, it thankfully doesn’t last too long before it is finally eliminated.  The end result is a recording that balances relatively well each musician’s part with those of his counterparts, making for a concert that expertly highlights each musician and in turn entertains and engages audiences from start to finish.  When this is considered along with the equally important set list and band’s performance thereof, the whole of those elements reveals the recording to be an experience that audiences, whether fans of Blackmore, Deep Purple, Rainbow or all three, will appreciate.  That is the case even despite the fact that the recording is available only on audio-specific platforms.  They reveal the recording to be one of this year’s top new live CDS.

Rainbow: Live in Birmingham 2016 is one of this year’s top new live CDs.  That is due in part to a set list that lifts equally from Blackmore’s time with Rainbow and Deep Purple.  The band’s performance of the expertly balanced set list adds to the recording’s presentation.  The recording’s sound quality rounds out its most important elements.  Each element is, as already noted, important in its own right to the recording’s whole.  All things considered, they make Live in Birmingham 2016 a presentation that, despite being available exclusively on audio platforms, an enjoyable recording and one that proves to be one of the year’s top new live CDs.  It will be available in stores and online Friday, June 9.  More information on this and other titles from Eagle Rock Entertainment is available online now at:

 

 

 

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Madonna, Eagle Rock Partner For New Live Recording

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One of pop’s biggest names has partnered with Eagle Rock Entertainment to release a new live recording.

Madonna will release her new live recording Rebel Heart Tour September 15 via Eagle Rock Entertainment.  The recording will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and digital platforms. The DVD and Blu-ray presentations will each come with a companion CD recording.

The new recording, which originally aired on Showtime last December, was co-directed by Danny Tull and Nathan Rissman and produced by Live Nation Global Touring. Both directors have worked extensively with Madonna throughout her career on the stage and screen.

Rebel Heart Tour presents a variety of performances recorded throughout the course of the famed veteran pop star’s tour, which launched September 9, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and ended March 20, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Along with the extensive concert footage, the recording will also include bonus behind-the-scenes and other footage. Its set list includes a variety of songs from Madonna’s career and will be announced soon.

More information about Rebel Heart Tour is available online along with all of Madonna’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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Eagles Of Death Metal, Eagle Rock Entertainment Partner For New Live Recording

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Eagle Rock Entertainment and Eagles of Death Metal have partnered to release a very special new live recording from the band.

I Love You All The TimeLive at the Olympia in Paris will be released Aug. 4, 2017. Originally recorded Feb. 16, 2016 at the Olympia Hall, the concert was the band’s tribute to those who lost their lives during the band’s performance at the Bataclan Theatre on Nov. 13, 2015, only months prior to this concert. Audiences can check out a clip of the concert online now here.

The band’s concert at the Olympia Hall was part of its Nos Amis Tour, and features a number of the band’s biggest hits including ‘Complexity,’ ‘Don’t Speak (I Came To Make a Bang),’ and ‘Cherry Cola,’ ‘I Want You So Hard (Boy’s Bad News), a cover of Duran Duran’s ‘Save A Prayer’ and others.  The recording’s full set list is noted below.

 

TRACK LISTING
1) Intro: Il Est Cinq Heures, Paris S’Éveille
2) I Only Want You
3) Don’t Speak (I Came To Make A Bang!)
4) So Easy
5) Complexity
6) Whorehoppin’ (Shit, Goddamn)
7) I Love You All The Time
8) Cherry Cola
9) The Reverend
10) Got A Woman
11) I Got A Feelin’ (Just Nineteen)
12) Stuck In The Metal
13) Miss Alissa
14) I Like To Move In The Night
15) Secret Plans
16) Wannabe In L.A.
17) Bag O’ Miracles
18) Save A Prayer
19) I Want You So Hard (Boy’s Bad News)
20) Speaking In Tongues

Front man and band co-founder Jesse Hughes spoke to the audience before the concert, stressing the band felt finishing the concert that was so tragically cut short in November was the right thing to do. He said the city’s support of the band drove the group to decide it had to finish its previous concert as a way to honor those fans and the fans who lost their lives in that horrible event.

“The people of Paris have always been incredible to us, and our feeling of love toward this beautiful city and its people has been reinforced a million times over this past month,” Hughes said.  “Hearing the stories of the survivors, the injured and those who have lost loved ones has been overwhelming.  Not returning to finish our set was never an option.”

As an additional bonus for fans, the band and Eagle Rock Entertainment have also included a trio of live performances from the band’s Oct. 2015 performance at L.A.’s Teragram Ballroom.  Those performances are of the songs ‘Anything ‘Cept The Truth,’ ‘Bad Dream Mama’ and ‘Shasta Beast.’  These bonus clips are not included in the recording’s 2CD platform.

That 2CD platform is just one of the platforms on which the recording will be made available.  It will also be available on DVD and digital video/audio platforms through UMe.

More information on I Love You All The TimeLive at the Olympia Paris is available online now along with all of Eagles of Death Metal’s latest news and more at:

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