Every Music Lover Should See Eagle Rock’s New Everly Brothers Profile

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Phil and Don Everly are two of the most respected names in the music industry.  That goes completely without saying.  So it only makes sense that the leading name in live recordings would release a profile of the groundbreaking duo in its own presentation.  The presentation in question is titled Harmonies From Heaven, and was released September 9th.  This new profile of the Everly Brothers boasts quite a bit for audiences to appreciate beginning with its very presentation.  That will be discussed shortly. The documentary portion of the presentation is notable in its own right. It will be discussed later. The concert recording included in the program rounds out the most notable of its presentation.  Each portion of the program is important in its own right. All things considered, Harmonies From Heaven proves to be a profile that creates a whole new appreciation for two music legends.

Eagle Rock Entertainment’s new Everly Brothers profile Harmonies From Heaven is an outstanding look at two music legends. It is a work that creates a whole new appreciation for the duo even among audiences who might not call The Everly Brothers their favorite act.  That is due in no small part to the program’s overall presentation.  Unlike so many other releases from Eagle Rock in recent years, this program is not just a documentary or just a concert recording.  It is in fact a pairing of the two. This is a big plus for the program because of the rich picture that is painted of the brothers and their influence on the music industry.  That picture is painted through the interviews featured in the documentary and the pair’s stage presence in the vintage live recording.  Audiences will see in watching both segments that there are plenty of direct connections between the segments that serves to paint that picture.  The connection will be discussed in a more in-depth discussion of each portion.

The overall presentation of Harmonies From Heaven is in itself an important piece of the program’s whole.  That is because it doesn’t limit audiences to just a documentary or a concert recording.  It combines both for a presentation that is in essence a musical documentary that gives audiences a full experience.  As important as the program’s overall presentation is to its whole, it is just one part of what makes the program stand out.  The separate segments presented in the program are each important in their own right to the program’s whole.  The documentary included in the program is just one of the program’s segments.  This portion of the program’s presentation features interviews with Don Everly—one half of The Everly Brothers—as well as Art Garfunkel, Keith Richards, and a number of others.  Audiences will be surprised to hear the interviewees discuss the credit that the Everly Brothers deserved for their influence on the likes of The Beatles and so many other acts that followed.  Art Garfunkel even admits that he and former performing partner Paul Simon tried to be in each others families because they wanted to be like Don and Phil Everly.  Just as interesting to learn is that Phil Everly actually had a purpose in raising his guitar to the air as he performed.  It is revealed that he did that to make sure that his guitar would be picked up on mics in live settings.  So it wasn’t necessarily just a performance thing. Rather, it was functional.  Audiences get to see Phil do just that more than once in the live recording that is included in the program.  AS if that isn’t interesting enough, audiences also learn in the program’s documentary segment that allegedly Phil and Don didn’t get along too well off stage.  So in watching the program’s live recording, one can’t help but wonder if the verbal barbs that were thrown out weren’t so light-hearted.  It is just one more of the interesting revelations included in the program’s documentary segment.  There is plenty more that will catch audiences attention.  Considering just how much information is shared through the documentary’s interviews, audiences will agree that it in itself gives them plenty to appreciate.  Even as important as the program’s documentary segment proves to be to its whole, it is not the only segment that should be mentioned here.  The live recording segment included in the program is just as important as the documentary segment.

The documentary segment included in Harmonies From Heaven is in itself a key piece of the program’s presentation.  That is because it presents so much information about the brothers; some of which audiences might not have even known before.  It paints its own rich picture of the legendary duo, and as rich as that picture proves to be it is just one of the enjoyable pictures that is painted.  The live recording segment that is included in the program is just as rich as that painted in the program’s documentary segment.  The live recording runs just 48 minutes, but shows what made Phil and Don such favorites both live and in person.  The duo jokes with the audience and even with the other musicians on stage, comparing one member of the group to Gomer Pyle.  The men keep audiences completely engaged both through its more upbeat songs and its more moving, emotional works.  Throughout each song, Don and Phil (and their band mates) expertly capture the emotion of the songs’ lyrics and arrangements, making for a performance that flies by all too quickly.  Between that engaging performance and the men’s general presence, what audiences get in this segment is a prime example of what made The Everly Brothers so enjoyable to experience live.  It paints its own rich picture that, when set alongside that painted in the program’s documentary segment, creates a whole picture that Everly Brothers fans and music lovers alike should experience.

Harmonies From Heaven is a presentation that Everly Brothers fans and music lovers alike should experience.  That is because on the surface, it is a stunning portrait of two true music legends.  On a deeper level, it is a history lesson of sorts that music lovers of all ages will appreciate thanks to its documentary segment and its live segment.  The two segments together create a picture that proves why music lovers of all ages should appreciate The Everly Brothers.  It is available now in stores and online.  More information on this and other titles from Eagle Rock Entertainment is available online now at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.eagle-rock.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/EagleRockNews

 

 

 

To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment reviews and news, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment reviews and news in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

‘Santana IV Live’ Is One Of 2016’s Top New Live Recordings If Not The Year’s Best

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Earlier this year, veteran guitarist Carlos Santana and his fellow musicians released what is one of the most anticipated albums of the past forty years in the form of Santana IV.  The album, released April 15th, it more than lived up to its expectations.  And now the band has followed up the album’s release with what is an equally impressive live recording supporting that album in the form of Santana IV: Live at The House of Blues Las Vegas. This new live recording is available now in stores and online.  It is a wonderful experience for those who were not able to experience the group’s live show during its most recent tour.  That is due in no small part to the show’s extensive 24-song set list.  That will be discussed shortly.  The band’s stage presence throughout the course of the two and a half hour concert is just as important to note of its presentation. Last but most hardly least of note in its presentation is the companion booklet included with the recording.  Of course one could even argue that the recording’s variety of platforms and its related packaging in said platforms are both important, too.  Considering all of these positions it is safe to say that Santana IV: Live at The House of Blues Las Vegas is one of this year’s top new live recordings if not the year’s top new live recording.

Santana IV: Live at The House of Blues Las Vegas is one of this year’s top new live recordings if not the year’s top new live recording.  That is because of the number of positives that it boasts.  Those positives begin with the concert’s set list.  The 24-song set list lifts liberally from Santana’s latest full-length studio recording and from all three of the band’s original albums.  A little more than half of the set list is made up of songs from Santana IV to be precise.  Simply put, all but three songs featured in Santana IV are included in this set list.  All three classic Santana albums represented in the show’s set list are equally represented too, with the band’s debut album being represented by no fewer than three songs and the next two records—Abraxas and Santana III—getting no fewer than four nods each.  As if that isn’t enough, Eagle Rock Entertainment made perfectly clear on the recording’s packaging how the set list was divided up – at least to a point.  Even as minor as that might be to the recording’s presentation even it is important to note, because of the time that it saves audiences in trying to find out which albums were represented here.  That is just one way in which the set list proves to be so important to the recording’s set list.  The songs that are featured here could easily be argued to be a way to introduce and re-introduce fans to the band.  For more seasoned fans, it serves as a great way to re-introduce them to this incredible act.  For younger fans who are less familiar with the band’s body of work, representing those three albums right next to its latest album serves to exhibit the band’s roots and to educate those fans about the band’s history at the same time.  Keeping this in mind it becomes especially clear why the set list presented here is so important to the recording’s presentation.  Even with all of its importance, the concert’s set list is not its only key element.  The band’s stage presence throughout its two and a half hour concert is just as important to note here as the songs that the group performs.

The songs that make up the body of this recording’s set list are important in their own right to the recording’s presentation.  That is due to the fact that the set list serves at least a dual purpose.  Even as important as the show’s set list is to its presentation it is not the presentation’s only key element.  The band’s stage presence throughout the concert is just as important to note as the show’s set list.  From beginning to end, Santana and his fellow musicians let their performances do the talking for them.  The ease with which drummer Michael Schrieve switches between traditional and matched grip in each song is incredible to behold.  The man misses not a single beat at any point.  The passion exhibited by both Carlos Santana and Neal Schon as they make their way through each song, regardless of who takes the lead, is just as inspiring to see.  The duo of Michael Carabello and Karl Perazo on backing percussion adds its own flare to the group’s presence throughout.  The pair’s love for its craft translates just as well on screen as that presented by the rest of the musicians on stage.  That is due to the energy that is displayed by each man as he drives each song forward.  From one musician to the next, every member of this organization displays such a solid presence throughout the performance.  Its presence is so solid that it feels that there is nothing left to give by the show’s end.  That will leave home audiences feeling just as fulfilled as the audience that was in attendance at the show’s recording.  It should be obvious by now why the band’s stage presence is just as important to note in examining this recording’s presentation as the show’s set list.  It still is not the recording’s last notable element.  The companion booklet is just as important to note here as the concert’s set list and the band’s performance thereof.

The set list that makes up the body of Santana IV: Live at The House of Blues Las Vegas and the band’s performance of that set list are both key elements to note in examining the recording’s presentation. Each element proves equal to the other in its importance to the recording’s presentation.  While each element is important in its own way to the recording, there are still plenty of other elements that can be noted, not the least of which is the companion booklet included in the recording.  The booklet is so important to note due to the liner notes presented therein.  The liner notes, composed by Hal Miller, outline the band’s history and lead up to the band’s performance at The House of Blues Las Vegas.  Miller’s notes are thorough to say the least in regards to the band’s history.  They serve as yet another wonderful way to teach young audiences about the band.  The closing remarks about the band’s performance are just as enlightening as those that outline the band’s history.  That is because it really brings the band’s story full circle.  If any one thing can be said to the negative about the liner notes, it is that it would have been great to see even more notes about the concert itself in place of the performance photos that are also included in the booklet.  That aside, Miller’s notes are still a wonderful addition to the overall concert experience for audiences in this presentation regardless of audiences’ familiarity with Santana.  Keeping that in mind, the liner notes presented in the recording’s companion booklet couple with the show’s set list and the band’s performance of that set list to paint a picture that exhibits vividly why this recording is so enjoyable.  Even with all of this in mind, these three elements are still not all that one could note. The varied platforms on which the concert is available and the packaging of each platform is just as important to note.  All things considered, Santana IV: Live at The House of Blues Las Vegas proves to be one of this year’s best new live recordings, if not the year’s best.

Santana IV: Live at The House of Blues is one of 2016’s top new live recordings if not the year’s best new live recording.  That is because there is so much to say to the positive about this recording’s presentation.  Its set list entertains and educates all at the same time.  The band’s performance will keep audiences of all ages completely enthralled and engaged from beginning to end.  That is because of the passion displayed by each musician for his craft and his love for performing with his band mates.  Hal Miller’s liner notes presented in the concert’s companion booklet serve as a secondary education of sorts right next to the show’s set list.  That adds even more to the concert’s overall experience for home audiences.  When one adds in the varied platforms on which the concert is made available and their respective packaging, the concert’s overall presentation is solidified in whole.  Each element is important in its own right.  That should be obvious by now.  All things considered, Santana IV: Live at The House of Blues Las Vegas proves wholly to be one of this year’s top new live recordings if not the year’s best.  More information on this recording is available online now along with all of Carlos Santana’s latest news at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.santana.com

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

 

 

 

More information on this and other titles from Eagle Rock Entertainment is available online at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.eagle-rock.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/EagleRockNews

 

 

 

To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment reviews and news, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment reviews and news in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

‘Live In Munich’ Shows Scorpions Still Has A Strong “Sting”

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

It might be hard to believe to most audiences out there, but in 2015, the veteran rock band Scorpions marked its 50th—yes, 50th—anniversary.  The German rock outfit originally got its start in 1965.  Throughout all of the changes that the music community has undergone since then, Scorpions has been there.  Now more than half a decade after the band originally formed, it has released a special new live recording, showing why it has remained so popular the world over.  The recording Live in Munich 2012 is the band’s tour closer from its 2012 “Sting in The Tail Tour.”  There is plenty for the band’s fans to appreciate about this new recording beginning with the concert’s set list.  That will be discussed shortly.  The band’s stage presence throughout the concert is just as important to note as the show’s set list.  Last but hardly least of note in this recording is its cinematography.  Each of the elements noted here are equally important to note in this recording’s presentation but are hardly the only elements worth noting.  One could also note the recording’s production values just as much as anything else and even its packaging.  All things considered, Live in Munich 2012 proves in the end to be another welcome addition to any Scorpions fan’s collection.

Scorpions’ new live recording Live in Munich is an outstanding and welcome addition to the personal collection of any of the band’s fans.  The elements that prove this argument true are many; so many that there is not enough time or room to list them all.  But for the sake of this examination three of its elements will be examined to prove said statement.  The first of the elements in question is the recording’s set list.  The concert’s set list runs 21 songs deep and more than an hour and a half in time.  The songs that are featured in this recording are pulled from as recently as the band’s 2010 album Sting in the Tail ( three songs are pulled from that album) and as far back as the band’s 1979 album Lovedrive.  The album is one of the most heavily represented in this recording, with four of its eight total songs being featured here.  Animal Magnetism, which followed Lovedrive in 1980, is represented here, too along with Blackout (1982), Love at First Sting (1984) and Crazy World (1990).  That’s hardly the end either in examining the show’s set list.  Given, not every one of the band’s albums could be covered within the one night, homecoming show for the band.  But it is still an extensive set list in its own right.  The set list is just one part of what makes this recording stand out for the band’s fans.  The band’s stage presence throughout the performance is just as important to note as the show’s set list.

The set list that makes up the body of Live in Munich 2012 is in its own right a hugely important piece of the recording’s presentation.  That is because it reaches back through so many of the band’s albums even back to albums that many U.S. audiences might not have even known about, considering the band didn’t really gain major fame in the U.S. until the 1980s.  That in itself gives American audiences plenty of reason to experience this concert.  It is definitely not the only reason for audiences to experience it, though.  The band’s stage presence (its performance) throughout the course of that rich set list is just as important to note as the set list itself.  Audiences will take special note in the band’s performance that it keeps its audience completely engaged from beginning to end, wasting little to no time with any antics or rambling between songs.  Rather the band lets the music do the talking for its members.  Between the old school multi-member guitar solo showcases in some of the songs, front man Klaus Meine’s equally old school swagger (that was so commonplace among 80s bands), to the minimalist use of pyro, the band speaks loud and clear through its performance right up to the show’s final moments.  It is like the band has never aged for lack of better wording.  The band is just as full of life and energy in this performance as it was in its early days.  That is a very good thing for fans of the veteran rock outfit.  It translates so well on screen, too.  That is even better for fans because it means that energy will impact fans as they watch on screen as it did the fans who were in attendance at the concert’s original filming.  Even as important as all of this is to the recording’s overall presentation it still is not the last remaining element to examine. The concert’s cinematography is just as important to note in examining this recording as the band’s performance and the featured set list.

The set list at the center of Live in Munich 2012 and the band’s performance thereof are both key elements to examine in this recording’s presentation.  While there is no denying their importance they are not its only important elements.  The concert’s cinematography is just as important to examine as those elements and is still in itself not the last element to note, either.  The cinematography that is presented in the concert’s presentation is so important to note because it really is what makes the band’s performance translate so well on screen.  The concert’s camera crew captures all of the right angles at all of the right moments, serving in the end to heighten the energy of the more upbeat songs and illustrate the emotion of the slower pieces.  Some might argue that the quicker shots in the more upbeat songs are dizzying and perhaps too short.  But when one looks at the cinematography in the bigger picture, one will see that there was a method to the camera crew’s madness so to speak.  Being that the camera crew was so methodical in its approach, it heightens the concert’s overall viewing experience even more for fans watching it at home.  When that is taken into consideration, it works with the band’s performance of the show’s set list and the show’s set list itself to show clearly once more why Live in Munich 2012 is such a welcome addition to any Scorpions fan’s personal collection.

Live in Munich 2012 is a much-welcome addition to the personal collection of any Scorpions fan.  Available now in stores and online, that is due in no small part to the recording’s set list, which reaches into a number of the band’s decades-long catalogue.  The band’s performance of those songs plays just as important of a part in that success as the set list itself.  That is because the band doesn’t waste time with unnecessary dialogue or anything else at any point in the show.  Rather, the band lets the music do the talking for its members.  The concert’s cinematography plays its own part in the concert’s presentation, too.  That is because it serves to translate the energy of the band’s performance to audiences at home through both the more upbeat numbers and the slower, more emotional songs.  While al three of these elements are clearly important both alone and collectively, they are hardly the only important elements to examine. One could examine the concert’s production values and its packaging just as much as the previously noted elements.  All things considered, Live in Munich 2012 proves in the end to be a recording that, again, every Scorpions fan will want to have in his or her personal collection.  It is available today in stores and online.  More information on Live in Munich is available online now along with Scorpions’ latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.the-scorpions.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/scorpions

 

 

More information on Live in Munich 2012 and other titles from Eagle Rock Entertainment is available online now at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.eagle-rock.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/EagleRockNews

 

 

To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment reviews and news, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment reviews and news in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

Eagle Rock Entertainment To Release The Rolling Stones’ Iconic Cuba Concert This Fall

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Early this spring, The Rolling Stones made headlines the world over when it did something that no band has ever done.  The band became the first rock act to ever perform a free, live show in the city of Havana.  Now this fall audiences will be able to experience that landmark concert for themselves when Eagle Rock Entertainment releases Havana Moon: The Rolling Stones Live in Cuba.

The new Rolling Stones live recording, captured by award-winning film director Paul Dugdale, will be released in stores and online on Friday, November 11th.

One million people turned out for the concert, which was held the very same week that President Obama became the first United States President to visit Cuba in 88 years.  His visit was touted by countless news agencies around the world as the “warm up act” for The Rolling Stones.

When the band took the stage, front man Mick Jagger addressed the crowd quoting fellow Bob Dylan as he said, “Finally the times are changing. Cuba, we are so happy to be here.  The concert’s extensive set list featured many of the band’s biggest hits including: ‘Brown Sugar,’ ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash,’ ‘It’s Only Rock N’ Roll,’ ‘Paint It Black,’ ‘Honky Tonk Women,’ ‘Start Me Up,’ and ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want,’ and ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction),’ among many other songs.  The complete track listing for the concert is noted below.

 

TRACK LISTING

1) Jumpin’ Jack Flash

2) It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It)

3) Out of Control

4) Angie

5) Paint It Black

6) Honky Tonk Women

7) You Got the Silver

8) Midnight Rambler

9) Gimme Shelter

10) Sympathy For The Devil

11) Brown Sugar

12) You Can’t Always Get What You Want

13) (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

 

The band’s performance was hailed by the audience with at least one fan saying, “Wow, never ever did I think we would see this happen.  Tonight has been a dream come true for me.”

That statement was echoed by another fan who said, “Simply fantastic – this is a moment I have been dreaming about for a really long time.  I have just witnessed the most important concert in Cuba because this is The Rolling Stones.”

Audiences can check out a trailer for the upcoming recording online now here.

Havana Moon: The Rolling Stones Live in Cuba will be available in stores and online on Friday, November 11th.  It will be available on DVD + 2CD Combo Pack, Blu-ray + 2 CD Combo Pack, DVD + 3LP Vinyl Combo Pack, and a special limited edition Deluxe Edition.

More information on Havana Moon: The Rolling Stones Live in Cuba is available online now along with all of the latest news from The Rolling Stones at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.rollingstones.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/RollingStones

 

 

 

More information on this and other titles from Eagle Rock Entertainment is available online now at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.eagle-rock.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/EagleRockNews

 

 

 

To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

Interview Options, Altered Set List Make Eagle Rock’s New Styx Live Re-Issue Stand Out

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right?  Not so fast.  If everything that happened in Vegas stayed in Vegas then there’s no telling how many live performances held there would ever go unseen by audiences.  Thankfully Eagle Rock Entertainment has made sure throughout the years that many of those performances do get to audiences.  Earlier this month the company released yet another concert recorded in Las Vegas in the form of Styx’s new live recording Live at the Orleans Arena Las Vegas.  For fans of the veteran rock outfit there is plenty to appreciate about this re-issued recording beginning with its set list.  The band’s stage presence throughout the concert is just as important to note as the set list itself to the recording’s presentation.  The option to watch the concert both with and without interviews rounds out the concert’s most important elements.  Each element is, in itself, an important part of the recording’s presentation.  All things considered this latest live offering from Styx proves to be another recording that all of the band’s fans will appreciate.

Styx: Live at the Orleans Arena Las Vegas is not the first live Styx recording that Eagle Rock Entertainment has ever released.  The leader in live recordings, Eagle Rock Entertainment also released Grand Illusion/Pieces of Eight Live in 2011 on multiple platforms and this concert itself was originally released last summer on July 24th.  Even with this in mind, it is still a recording that Styx fans will welcome for a number of reasons.  The first of those reasons is the concert’s set list.  Audiences will note in comparing the set list presented in the concert’s new re-issue to that of the concert’s original release, there are some stark differences.  The original concert recording boasted a total of twelve songs, reaching as far back as the band’s 1973 album Styx II and as recent as 1981’s Paradise Theater.  By comparison, the concert’s new re-issue presents a total of nine songs, one of which is not included in the original recording—‘Genki Desu Ka,’ taken from the band’s 2003 album Cyclorama.  It also means that at least three of the songs included in the original recording are missing from this recording.  Why Eagle Rock went this route with the record’s re-issue is anyone guess.  It would have made more sense to present the concert in whole.  Maybe if the concert gets another re-issue, audiences will get the entire concert in one complete presentation.  That aside, the set list presented in this recording is still largely the same as that in the concert’s original recording.  It just has one addition not include in the original presentation.  Keeping that in mind, the set list still proves itself to be at least one of the recording’s positives even with it having a slightly shorter set list.  The concert’s set list is just one of its most notable elements.  The band’s stage presence throughout the performance is just as important to note as the featured set list.

The set list that is featured in Styx’s newly re-issued Live at the Orleans Arena Las Vegas concert is in itself a key piece of the concert’s presentation to note. That is because of the differences that it presents from the set list featured in the recording’s original set list.  The set list featured in this re-issue is shorter than that of the original recording’s set list by three songs.  At the same time it also features one song not included in the concert’s original set list.  Even with the differences in mind the concert’s set list is not a total loss.  If anything the differences in the set lists give hope that eventually Eagle Rock will release one more presentation of the concert whose set list is complete. After all, the third time, it’s said, is the charm.  Now keeping this in mind the band’s performance of the concert’s set list is just as important to note in this re-issue as the featured set list.  Audiences will be glad to know that they get the same stage presence here as in the concert’s original set list.  That is saying plenty, too.  The band exhibits its years of experience with the utmost confidence from beginning to end here.  Front man Tommy Shaw and guitarist James Young keep the crowd at the Orleans Arena completely entertained in their own right while drummer Todd Sucherman keeps the band moving through it all.  Keyboardist Lawrence Gowan adds his own spice to each song, too along with bassist Chuck Panozzo.  All things considered, the band in whole shows from beginning to end that thanks to its years of experience its stage presence is just as entertaining today as it was in its youth.  Considering all of this, it should be clear why the band’s stage presence is just as important here as the concert’s set list, even with the set list being shorter than that of the concert’s original presentation.  The band’s stage presence and the show’s set list are not the concert’s only key elements in its new re-issue.  That Eagle Rock gives audiences the option to watch the concert with or without the cut-in interview segments rounds out its most important elements.

The set list that is featured in Eagle Rock Entertainment’s re-issued of Styx: Live at the Orleans Arena Las Vegas and Styx’s performance of said song are both key elements in the overall presentation of the concert.  The band’s performance of the set list makes up for the fact that the set list is shortened in comparison to that of the show’s original presentation.  As important as each element is to the concert’s re-issue, they are not the concert’s only key elements.  Eagle Rock Entertainment has given audiences the option to watch the concert with or without the interview segments in the concert’s new re-issue.  This is key to note because the concert’s primary presentation includes the interviews as part of the concert’s whole.  The concert sans band interviews is included with the recording as a bonus, which is intriguing to say the least.  One would have thought that it would have been the other way around.  Regardless, the fact that Eagle Rock has offered audiences the chance to see the concert with or without the interviews in question makes the concert’s experience all the fuller.  When this is considered along with the concert’s set list and the band’s performance of said set list, all three elements join to make  Styx: Live at the Orleans Arena Las Vegas another enjoyable experience for any Styx fan that can’t get their hands on the concert’s original release.  Keeping this in mind, one can only hope that eventually Eagle Rock Entertainment will release one last take on the show and give the concert (and the band and its fans) the concert experience that they deserve from this show.  In the meantime this recording will still do for fans who can’t get the recording’s original release.

Eagle Rock Entertainment’s new re-issue of Styx: Live at the Orleans Arena Las Vegas is a good experience for audiences who haven’t or can’t get their hands on the concert’s original release, which was also released last year via Eagle Rock Entertainment.  That is due in part to the concert’s largely similar set list and the band’s performance thereof.  The ability for audiences to watch the concert with or without the additional interview segments with the band’s members rounds out the re-issue’s most important elements.  One can only hope that eventually Eagle Rock Entertainment will put the whole thing together and release the concert in whole for the band and its fans.  Until or unless that happens, this recording will still entertain audiences in its own right.  It is available now in stores and online.  More information on this recording is available online now along with all of the latest Styx news at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.styxworld.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/STYXtheband

 

 

 

More information on this and other titles from Eagle Rock Entertainment is available online now at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.eagle-rock.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/EagleRockNews

 

 

 

To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment reviews and news, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment reviews and news in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

Eagle Rock Entertainment To Release New Fall Out Boy Live Recording

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Fall Out Boy has a new live recording on the way next month, and it will be released exclusive by Eagle Rock Entertainment.

The Boys Of Zummer Tour: Live In Chicago will be released Friday, October 21st in stores and online. It will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and digital platforms.

The performance presented in this recording was held during the band’s most recent tour, which spanned 39 cities across North America.  The concert’s set list features 17 songs from the band’s catalogue including: ‘Sugar, We’re Going Down,’ ‘Dance, Dance,’ ‘This Ain’t A Scene,’ ‘Thnks Fr The Mmrs’ and ‘My Songs Know What You Did in The Dark (Light ‘Em Up)’ among a handful of the band’s other popular songs.  Those other songs include recent Fall Out Boy hits ‘Centuries,’ ‘Uma Thurman’ and ‘Irresistable.’

As a special added bonus to the recording,  rap star Whiz Kalifa joins the band in its performance of ‘Uma Thurman,’ just one of the songs included in Fall Out Boy’s latest album American Beauty/American Psycho.

Fans can pre-order Boys Of Zummer Tour: Live in Chicago now both on DVD and Blu-ray.

The complete set list for The Boys Of Zummer Tour: Live in Chicago is noted below.

TRACK LISTING (ALL FORMATS)
 
1.     Sugar, We’re Goin Down
2.     Irresistible
3.     The Phoenix
4.     A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More “Touch Me”
5.     Thriller
6.     Alone Together
7.     This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race
8.     Immortals
9.     Young Volcanoes
10.  Dance, Dance
11.  American Beauty / American Psycho
12.  Uma Thurman
13.  Thnks Fr Th Mmrs
14.  I Don’t Care
15.  Centuries
16.  My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)
17.  Saturday

DVD & BD formats include these bonus promo videos:
1.     Centuries
2.     Irresistible
3.     Uma Thurman
Audiences can check out a teaser for the new recording online now here.
More information on The Boys Of Zummer Tour: Live in Chicago is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:
More information on this and other titles from Eagle Rock Entertainment is available online now at:
To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

 

Eagle Rock Entertainment To Release New Iggy Pop Live Recording

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Eagle Rock Entertainment will release a new live recording from legendary rocker Iggy Pop this fall.

Post Pop Depression: Live at the Royal Albert Hall will be released Friday, October 28th. The performance presented in the recording was originally recorded May 13, 2016 at London’s famed Royal Albert Hall.

Post Pop Depression was co-created by Iggy Pop and Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age).  Home produced the record, which has since gone on to be one of Iggy Pop’s most well-received records in a number of years.

Along with having helmed the new album, Homme also serves as part of Pop’s backing band for the performance presented in this recording.  The pair is joined for the performance by Homme’s Queens of the Stone Age band mates Dean Fertita and Troy Van Leeuwen as well as guitarist Matt Sweeney.

Post Pop Depresion: Live at the Royal Albert Hall will be released Friday, October 28th in stores and online.  It will be available as a DVD + 2CD combo pack and a Blu-ray + 2CD combo pack.  The DVD + 2CD combo pack will retail for MSRP of $21.98 and the Blu-ray + 2CD combo pack for $26.98.

Fans can pre-order the concert’s DVD + 2CD combo pack and its Blu-ray + 2CD combo pack online now.

Audiences can check out a performance of ‘The Passenger,’ which is included in the concert, online now via YouTube.

The full track listing for the concert is noted below.

 

TRACK LISTING 

1) Lust For Life

2) Sister Midnight

3) American Valhalla

4) Sixteen

5) In The Lobby

6) Some Weird Sin

7) Funtime

8) Tonight

9) Sunday

10) German Days

11) Mass Production

12) Nightclubbing

13) Gardenia

14) The Passenger

14) China Girl

15) Break Into Your Heart

16) Fall In Love With Me

17) Repo Man

18) Baby

19) Chocolate Drops

20) Paraguay

21) Success

 

More information on Post Pop Depression: Live at The Royal Albert Hall is available online now along with all of Iggy Pop’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.iggypop.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/iggypop

 

 

 

More information on this recording and all of the latest Queens of the Stone Age news is available online now at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.qotsa.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/qotsa

 

 

 

More information on this and other titles from Eagle Rock Entertainment is available online now at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.eagle-rock.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/EagleRockNews

 

 

 

To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.