Entertainment One Re-Issues Pride & Glory’s Self-Titled Album; Debuts Video For ‘Machine Gun Man’ Acoustic Take

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Before Black Label Society, there was Pride & Glory.

That band only released one album before its now famous front man Zakk Wylde went on to do his own thing and become one of the most respected figures in the rock community.

Entertainment One re-issued that album Friday, and in celebration of its release, debuted the video Thursday, for the exclusive acoustic take of the album’s song ‘Machine Gun Man.’  The video features Wylde and his then band mates performing live through lots of vintage footage.

Pride & Glory‘s re-issue features an acoustic take of ‘Mother Mary’ along with the acoustic take of ‘Machine Gun Man.’  The album’s picture disc re-issue also features five more more bonus songs that can be downloaded through a download card available with the album.

The album’s full track listing is noted below.

Tracklist:
1. Losin’ Your Mind
2. Horse Called War
3. Shine On
4. Lovin’ Woman
5. Harvester Of Pain
6. The Chosen One
7. Sweet Jesus
8. Troubled Wine
9. Machine Gun Man 10. Cry Me a River
11. Toe’n The Line
12. Found A Friend
13. Fadin’ Away
14. Hate Your Guts
15. Machine Gun Man (acoustic bonus)
16. Mother Mary (alternate version)

These 5 additional tracks will be included on the DL Cards for a total of 21 tracks
1. The Wizard (Black Sabbath cover)
2. Torn and Tattered
3. In My Time of Dyin’ (Led Zeppelin cover)
4. The Hammer & the Nail
5. Come Together (The Beatles cover)

More information on this and other releases from entertainment One is available online at:

 

Website: http://www.entertainmentone.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/entonegroup

 

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Texas Hippie Coalition Debuts ‘Moonshine’ Video

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Texas Hippie Coalition debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Moonshine,’ Thursday.  The song is taken from the band’s brand new album High in the Saddle.  The video follows a man who is tracked down by a group of women out for vengeance for something very bad that he did.

The man is found by the women at a dive bar where the band is performing its new song on stage.  From there, the band takes its performance to a more natural setting, accompanied by those women.

THC front man Big Dad Ritch talked about the video in a recent interview.

“I’ve always wanted to make a Quentin Tarantino type video, flashing forward and back, grainy and sexy like an old B movie; grindhouse style,” he said.  “That’s the direction we took with the video.”

Ritch went on to talk about the song’s lyrical theme in that interview.

“Some men refer to their lady as the light of their life, their sweet sunshine,” Ritch said.  “My being a man of the darkness, a lord of the night, I do all my dirty deeds under the moonlight.  I call my sweet thang my MOONSHINE.”

Texas Hippie Coalition is wrapping the current North American leg of its tour in support of High in The Saddle.  The band has a trio of shows in the Northeast this weekend and will head south next week, with shows in Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee planned on the band’s tour schedule.

The band’s current tour dates are noted below.  Tickets for the rest of the tour’s shows are available here.

6/1 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory
6/2 Clifton, NJ Dingbatz
6/4 Pittsburgh, PA Craft house
6/5 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
6/7 Richmond, VA Canal Club
6/8 Jacksonville, NC Tar-heals
6/9 Johnson City, TN OT’s
6/19 Austin, TX Dirty Dogg Saloon
6/20 Houston, TX Scout Bar
6/21 Dallas, TX GMBG

More information on THC’s tour, album and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.thcoffficial.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/thcofficial

 

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Texas Hippie Coalition Inks New Record Deal; Debuts New Album’s Lead Single, Announces Tour Dates

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Texas Hippie Coalition has some new music and a new label home.

The veteran hard rock band recently signed a deal with entertainment one, making the label the band’s new record company.  The announcement was made Friday and comes two weeks after the Denison, TX-based band debuted ‘Moonshine,’ the lead single from its upcoming album High in the Saddle.  The record is currently scheduled for release on May 31.

 

In addition to the announcement of the band’s new record deal and the debut of its new single and coming album, the band also recently announced a new expansive tour schedule.  The tour, titled the “haulin’ Moonshine tour,” is in support of High in the Saddle, and is scheduled to launch April 18 in Greeley, CO and run through June 22 in Oklahoma City, OK.  The tour’s current schedule is noted below.

4/18 Greeley, CO Moxie Theater
4/19 Denver, CO Buffalo Rose
4/20 CO Springs, CO Sunshine studio
4/21 Salt lake city, UT The Royal
4/24 Portland, OR Hawthorne
4/25 Seattle, WA El Corazon
4/26 Spoke, WA Cruisers
4/28 Sacramento, CA The Boardwalk
4/30 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick
5/3 Phoenix, AZ Club Red
5/8 Lincoln, NE Royal Grove
5/11 Gillette, WY Cam-plex
5/12 Sioux Falls, SD Bigs Bar
5/14 Green Bay, WI Riverside Ballroom
5/18 Harrison, OH The Blue Note
5/19 Flint, MI Machine Shop
5/22 St Louis, MO Fubar
5/23 Joliet, IL The Forge
5/24 Waterloo, IA Spicoli’s
5/25 Chippewa Falls, WI Every Buddy’s
5/26 Dubuque, IA Mississippi Moon
5/28 Battle Creek, MI The Music Factory
5/29 Akron, OH Empire
5/30 Cincinnati, OH Riverfront Live
5/31 Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon
6/1 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory
6/2 Clifton, NJ Dingbatz
6/4 Pittsburgh, PA Craft house
6/5 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
6/7 Richmond, VA Canal Club
6/8 Jacksonville, NC Tar-heals
6/9 Johnson City, TN OT’s
6/19 Austin, TX Dirty Dogg Saloon
6/20 Houston, TX Scout Bar
6/21 Dallas, TX GMBG

Tickets for the shows are available here.

More information on the band’s tour, single, album and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.thcofficial.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/thcofficial

 

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Pop Evil Wants Audiences To ‘Be Legendary’

Pop Evil debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band premiered the video for its new single ‘Be Legendary‘ on Thursday.  The video follows childhood versions of the band’s members as they face a pair of bullies who took every chance to make the then young friends miserable.  Eventually the group stands up to the bullies before the video flashes forward to the band looking back on the site of that face-off as the song ends.

Courtesy: Entertainment One

Directed by Columbia Tatone, who also directed the band’s videos for ‘A Crime to Remember,’ ‘Colors Bleed‘ and ‘Waking Lions,’ the video illustrates the song’s lyrical theme, which he discussed in a recent interview.

“This story is for the underdogs,” Tatone said.  “It’s about friendship and togetherness.  A reminder that although life doesn’t always ‘play fair,’ know that our trials are a gift as you build sustaining character, discovering what you’re indeed made of and what you are made for as you earn the victory on the climb back up.”

Pop evil front man Leigh Kakaty expanded on Tatone’s comments.

“When we were first writing this song, it started with this addictive yet hypnotic guitar riff,” Kakaty said.  “Suddenly, I could see our friends coming together as one.  I just felt like this was going to be a great opportunity to write an anthemic type of lyrical song that could possibly motivate people.  Now we see all our fans posting on social media how this song motivates them in their daily lives.  Plus, to see how passionate they are whenever they hear us perform it live.  Time will tell just how big this song can become.”

‘Be Legendary’ is taken from the band’s self-titled 2018 album, which was released via Entertainment One. Pop Evil just wrapped the North American leg of its tour in support of the album with veteran comedian Don Jamieson..

With the North American leg of its tour done, the band will head to Europe next week for a 10-date run there.  From there, the band will take a month off to rest and recharge before heading down under for a series of dates across Australia from Apr. 4 to Apr. 7.

Once the band winds down its European and Australian runs, it will return to the U.S. for another run from Apr. 10-20.  The band’s current schedule is noted below.

Tue, Feb 19, FRANKFURT, DE ZOOM
Wed, Feb 20, PARIS, FR LE TRABENDO
Thu, Feb 21, MUNICH, DE BACKSTAGE HALLE
Fri, Feb 22, BERLIN, DE FRANNZ-CLUB
Sat, Feb 23, HAMBURG, DE HEADCRASH
Sun, Feb 24, COLOGNE, DE LUXOR
Wed, Feb 27, MANCHESTER, UK REBELLION
Thu, Feb 28, BIRMINGHAM, UK O2 ACADEMY3
Fri, Mar 01, ISLINGTON, UK O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON
Sat, Mar 02, AMSTERDAM, NL MELKWEG
Thu, Apr 04, ADELAIDE, AU THE GOV
Fri, Apr 05, MELBOURNE, AU THE PRINCE
Sat, Apr 06, SYDNEY, AU METRO
Sun, Apr 07, BRISBANE, AU WOOLLY MAMMOTH
Wed, Apr 10, CINCINNATI, OH BOGARTS
Thu, Apr 11, GREENSBORO, NC DENIM
Fri, Apr 12, CHARLESTON, SC WYBB SHOW
Sat, Apr 13, ORLANDO, FL EARTHDAY BIRTHDAY
Tue, Apr 16, DESTIN FL CLUB LA
Thu, Apr 18, PITTSBURGH, PA JERGELS
Fri, Apr 19, AKRON, OH GOODYEAR THEATER
Sat, Apr 20, DETROIT, MI THE FILLMORE

More information on Pop Evil’s upcoming live dates, its new video, single and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://popevil.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/popevil

 

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Ace Frehley To Perform Live On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Monday Night

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Ace Frehley will release his new album next month, and in anticipation of its release, will make an appearance Monday night on ABC.

Frehley, one of the original members of KISS, will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! asa special guest member of Kimmel’s house band, Cleto and the Cletones as part of the promotion for his new album Spaceman.  The album is currently scheduled for release Oct. 19 via eOne.

 Spaceman is Frehley’s first album of original material since the release of his 2014 album Space Invaders. It features a cover of Eddie Money’s ‘I Wanna Go Back’ the singles ‘Bronx Boy‘ and ‘Rockin’ With The Boys‘ and six other songs sure to be their own fan favorites.

The album’s full track listing is noted below. Pre-orders are open now.

 

Courtesy: eOne

1. Without You I’m Nothing
2. Rockin’ With the Boys
3. Your Wish Is My Command
4. Bronx Boy
5. Pursuit Of Rock and Roll
6. I Wanna Go Back
7. Mission To Mars
8. Off My Back
9. Quantum Flux

 

 

 

Frehley is scheduled to perform on the KISS Kruise VIII from Oct. 31 to Nov. 5.  The cruise leaves from Miami, Florida before heading to Key West and Nassau before returning to Miami on Nov. 5.

Three more dates in Florida are scheduled following the cruise, from Nov. 9 to 11.  All of Frehley’s current live dates ate noted below.

Oct 31, 2018 – Nov. 5, 2018 – Miami to Key West and Nassau, KISS Kruise VIII
November 9, 2018 – Clearwater, FL, Capitol Theatre
November 10, 2018 – Melbourne, FL, King Center for the Performing Arts
November 11, 2018 – Miramar, FL, Miramar Amphitheatre

More information on Ace Frehley’s new album, live dates and more is available online no along with all of his latest news and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.acefrehley.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ace_Frehley

 

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Pop Evil Debuts ‘A Crime To Remember’ Video

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Pop Evil has released more new music from its latest album.

The band debuted the video for its latest single ‘A Crime To Remember‘ this week.  Directed by Columbia Tatone, the video is meant to illustrate the song’s message of the importance of unity.  Front man Leigh Kakaty explained in a recent interview, saying the world needs to come together, adding that Tatone’s treatment did an exceptional job of delivering that message.

“Columbia has delivered what we feel is the most powerful video to date for Pop Evil,” Kakaty said.  “The concept keeps an open book storyline on how human beings view the world at the moment.  Our hope is to raise awareness that it’s time for all of us to come together and be united.”

A Crime To Remember‘ is the third single to be released from Pop Evil’s recently released self-titled album.  ‘Waking Lions‘ and ‘Colors Bleed‘ are the album’s other two current singles.

Pop Evil is currently touring in support of its new album.  The band’s current tour schedule is available online along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.PopEvil.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/popevil

 

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Pop Evil Unveils New LP’s Lead Single, Video; Announces New Live Dates

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Pop Evil is giving audiences their first taste of its next album.

The band has unveiled the video for its new single ‘Walking Lions,’ which will be included in the band’s next album, tentatively set to be released Feb. 16 via Entertainment One.  The song, which is a solid hard rock composition akin to music from Sevendust, Otherwise and similar acts, is everything that audiences have come to expect from the band both musically and lyrically.  Audiences can view the video online now here.

The band’s new album, its fifth full-length studio recording, is tentatively a self-titled release and will come a little more than two years after the release of the band’s fourth album UpUp was released Aug. 21, 2015.

The band will go back on the road this fall in support of its new album beginning Nov. 16 in Lexington, KY.  Its nearly three-week- tour runs through Dec. 2 and includes performances in Warrendale, PA; Huntsville, Ala; Nashville, TN and other cities.  The band’s current tour schedule is noted below.

TOUR DATES
Nov 16 – Manchester Music Hall – Lexington, KY
Nov 17 – Oddbody’s – Dayton, OH
Nov 18 – House of Blues Cleveland – Cleveland, OH
Nov 20 – Jergel’s Rhythm Grille – Warrendale, PA
Nov 21 – The Forge – Joliet, IL
Nov 22 – Spicoli’s – Waterloo, IA
Nov 25 – Regency Live – Springfield, MO
Nov 26 – Sammy T’s Music Hall – Huntsville, AL
Nov 29 – Exit/In – Nashville, TN
Dec 01 – The Apollo Theatre Ac – Belvidere, IL
Dec 02 – Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE

More information on Pop Evil’s new single, album, tour and more is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.PopEvil.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/popevil

 

 

 

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Entertainment One, AMC To Release ‘Hell On Wheels: The Complete Series’ This Fall

Courtesy: Entertainment One/AMC

Courtesy: Entertainment One/AMC

This fall Entertainment One will release AMC’s hit western serial Hell on Wheels in its entirety in one complete set.

Hell on Wheels: The Complete Series will be released Tuesday, November 1st.  It will be released on DVD and Blu-ray.  The series’ 57 episodes will be spread across 17 discs in the set and total more than 40 hours.

Hell  on Wheels earned three Western Heritage Awards for Outstanding Fictional Drama over the course of its five seasons on AMC.  The new complete series set includes a number of bonus features including: “The Making of Hell on Wheels,” “Inside the Episodes” featurettes, and more.  The bonus material included in the set is noted in whole below.

 

BONUS FEATURES

 

HELL ON WHEELS: THE COMPLETE SERIES 

  • The Making of HELL ON WHEELS
  • “Inside the Episode” Featurettes
  • Character Featurettes
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Set Tour with Anson Mount

 

Hell on Wheels: The Complete Series will retail for MSRP of $149.98 on Blu-ray and $119.98 on DVD.  It will be available in stores and online on Tuesday, November 1st.  More information on Hell on Wheels is available online now along with all of the series’ news at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.amc.com/shows/hell-on-wheels

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/hellonwheelsamc

 

 

 

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Dope Unveils ‘Hold On’ Video

Dope has unveiled its latest music video.

The veteran hard rock oufit released the video for the song ‘Hold On’ today. The song is the official lead single from the band’s upcoming album Blood Money Part 1.  The album will be released Friday, October 28th via Entertainment One.  It can be pre-ordered online now here.

Front man Edsel Dope said of the song and its companion video, which was co-directed by [Edsel] Dope that the two are unlike anything that he has ever crafted.  “This is by far the most personal and vulnerable piece of art that I’ve ever released,” he said.  “Unlike some of Dope’s more theatrically-driven works, ‘Hold On’ is totally uninhibited.  It is a reflection of my own personal story, told through a singular piece of art.  Truthfully, this was a very difficult piece for me to complete at times; but in the end, it has also been a very healing experience.  I hope that the vulnerability and sincerity will resonate with people.”

Courtesy: Entertainment One

Courtesy: Entertainment One

The complete track listing for Blood Money Part I is noted below.

BLOOD MONEY PART I TRACK LISTING

  1. Intro: Confessions of a Felon
  2. Blood Money
  3. Shoulda Known Better
  4. Lexipro
  5. Hold On
  6. 1999
  7. Razorblade Butterfly
  8. Drug Music
  9. A New Low
  10. Hypocrite
  11. X-Hale
  12. End of the World
  13. Selfish
  14. Numb
  15. Violet

Dope recently announced an extensive tour in support of its upcoming album that will launch September 13th in San Francisco, California.  It will run through Otober 30th in West Hollywood, California and includes a stop in North Carolina, too.  The tour will feature Dope’s original lineup of Edsel Dope, Acey Slade, Virus, and Racci Shay.  Flaw and Motograter will serve as support acts for the duration of the tour.  The band’s current tour schedule is noted below.

Courtesy: eOne Music

Courtesy: eOne Music

TOUR DATES:
09/13 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
09/14 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
09/15 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw
09/16 – Pasco, WA @ La Tropicana
09/17 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
09/18 – Spokane, WA @ The Pin
09/19 – Idaho Falls, ID @ The Falls Venue
09/20 – Denver, CO @ Herman’s Hideaway
09/21 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios
09/22 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
09/23 – St Louis, MO @ Firebird
09/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
09/25 – Des Moines, IA @ Lefty’s
09/26 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Big’s Bar
09/27 – Waterloo, IA @ The Reverb
09/28 – Stevens Point, WI @ Live On Main
09/29 – Chippewa Falls, WI @ Every Buddy’s
09/30 – Battle Creek, MI @ Music Factory
10/01 – Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
10/02 – Madison, WI @ Sonic Boom
10/03 – Toledo, OH @ Realm
10/04 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
10/05 – Cleveland, OH @ The Agora
10/06 – Columbus, OH @ Park Street Saloon
10/07 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
10/08 – Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
10/09 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
10/10 – Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
10/11 – Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
10/12 – Montreal, QC @ Pirahna Bar
10/13 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution
10/14 – Worcester, MA @ Rock N Shock @ Palladium
10/15 – Baltimore, MD @ Fish Head Cantina
10/16 – Fayetteville, NC @ The Rock Shop
10/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Heaven – Masquerade
10/18 – Lake Charles, LA @ The Centerstage
10/19 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
10/20 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
10/21 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
10/22 – Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
10/23 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th St. Collective
10/24 – Lubbock, TX @ Backstage
10/25 – Gallup, NM @ The Juggernaut
10/26 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
10/27 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
10/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Counts Vamp’d
10/29 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim
10/30 – W. Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky

More information on Dopes upcoming tour, album, and video is available online along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

 

 

Website: http://dopearmy.com

Facebook: http://www.facebok.com/Dopetheband

Twitter: http://twitter.com/dopetheband

 

 

 

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Audiences Of All Ages Will “Believe” In Panton’s New Album Re-Issue

Courtesy: eOne

Courtesy: eOne

Diana Panton is one of the most respected and accomplished performers in the jazz community today. One look at the singer’s bio shows that. She has released six critically acclaimed full-length albums, been nominated for two JUNO awards, won two Silver Disc Awards in Japan, 7 HMAS and has been tapped to play some of the world’s top jazz festivals among so much more. Needless to say the Hamilton, Ontario, Canada-based vocalist has done and earned quite a bit in her career so far. And last year she added yet another proverbial feather in her cap when she released her first-ever children’s album I Believe in Little Things. The album, originally released on September 25th, 2015 in Canada, will be re-issued this spring (March 18th to be exact) in the United States via eOne Records. The fourteen-song collection earned its own acclaim overseas in its initial release. And it would be no surprise for it to earn even more accolades upon its release domestically. That is especially the case considering that while it is being marketed as a children’s album it really isn’t just an album for children. That is because its featured songs are in fact songs lifted from movies, not just children’s standards. The catch is that the songs and the movies from which they were lifted are all family friendly. Yet young audiences today likely are far more unfamiliar with the songs or said movies than their parents. Considering that, it becomes just as enjoyable for adults as it is for younger viewers. It will generate a sense of nostalgia in older listeners and serves as a starting point for younger listeners to learn about the beloved songs and movies from which they were lifted. Keeping all of this in mind, it is safe to say that while most American audiences likely don’t know Diana Panton’s name or body of work, her new album could very well be the album that makes her more of a household name here in the states.

I Believe in Little Things, Diana Panton’s first-ever children’s album, is an interesting collection of songs. That is because considering its featured compositions it doesn’t necessarily come across as being solely for younger audiences. The compositions in question are songs lifted from a handful of classic family friendly movies. Those movies include but are not limited to: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), The Muppet Movie (1970), and Pinocchio (1940) just to name a few. Also featured in this album are songs from Alice in Wonderland (1951), and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968). There are even songs lifted from the beloved children’s series Sesame Street and Jim Henson’s other family favorite series The Muppet Show. So not only does Panton touch on timeless movies but on timeless television series, too. On the surface this doesn’t seem like much. But on a deeper level the link between the songs, movies, and TV series serves as a starting point in a history lesson that will hopefully get younger listeners into said classics versus what is begin offered to them today. What’s more the songs themselves also serve as a starting point in a lesson about the importance of jazz in young listeners’ musical upbringing. Older audiences could start with the featured songs and go back in time from there, exhibiting some of the jazz tunes that have made (and continue to make) jazz such a great and important genre. It would have been nice to have had the movies and TV series listed in the album’s companion booklet. If anything can be said negative of the album’s overall presentation that is it. Even with that having been noted it isn’t so overwhelming that it overly detracts from the album’s presentation. Keeping that in mind, each element noted here is important in its own right in terms of exhibiting what makes I Believe in Little Things an impressive new recording from Diana Panton. Collectively they show clearly why this recording is an offering that could help establish her in the American musical community. They are, together, just one way in which this is shown. Her approach to each of the album’s featured songs is just as important as the songs and the movies and TV series from which they were lifted.

The songs featured in I Believe in Little Things are in their own right hugely important to the compilation’s overall presentation. That is because they serve as a starting point in a discussion on the histories of both jazz and music in film for younger listeners. The movies from which they were lifted are by connection just as important to the album’s presentation as the songs. That is because they serve as a starting point in a discussion for audiences of all ages about film and television history. While both noted elements play their own integral role in the overall presentation of Panton’s new album they are both by themselves and collectively just a couple of important portions of the album’s presentation. Panton’s approach to the songs is just as important to the album’s presentation as the songs and their links to their associated movies. Listeners will note that her approach to the songs is very soft and gentle. The best comparison that can be made is to the vocal style of Norah Jones and Diana Krall. Panton sticks to this vocal style from beginning to end of the nearly fifty-five minute record (its total run time—or TRT—is fifty-four minutes and forty-seven minutes as noted on the back of the album’s case). The thing is that even though she sticks to that one vocal style and her band mates maintain the same sort of gentle, relaxed musical approach it never gets old at any point. There are artists and acts out there whose albums get real old real fast because they don’t deviate at any point. But for some reason that isn’t the case with Panton and her band mates here. That being the case it’s one more important element in the overall presentation of I Believe in Little Things. It still isn’t the last notable element in the album’s presentation either. While it might not seem like much to note, the album’s track listing is just as pivotal to its presentation as its other noted elements.

The songs that are featured in Diana Panton’s new children’s album and the approach taken to each song both in regards to her own approach and that of her band mates are both equally important to the album’s overall presentation. Even as important as they are to the album’s presentation they still are not the album’s only important elements. The track listing included with the album is just as important as the album’s content. Here is the reason why: The track listing is printed clearly on the rear exterior of the album’s packaging. Each song is listed clearly with its respective run time. On the bottom right after the final song is the album’s TRT. Having the specific run times with the songs and the album’s TRT can be very helpful for parents with younger children. The specific run times can help parents and educators determine which songs will best potentially hold those young listeners’ attention since every child’s attention span is different from the other. They aren’t left to guess the lengths of the different songs. Any parent and/or educator out there will agree just how stressful it can be to keep young minds engaged in any manner. In regards to the album’s TRT, parents and educators can use it to help time nap time for children regardless of setting. To that extent the display of the album’s track listing and run time on both levels proves to be just as important to the album’s presentation as its featured songs and the approach taken by all involved. And together with the noted elements they come together to make I Believe in Little Things an album in which listeners of all ages will believe.

I Believe in Little Things is an album in which listeners of all ages will believe after hearing its collection of classic movie and TV themes. That is thanks in large part to the songs and the movies and TV shows to which they are connected. The songs and their related movies and TV series are more than just entertainment for audiences. They serve just as much as a starting point for lessons and discussions on music history and that of television and movies. To that extent it serves as an album that older audiences will appreciate just as much as younger audiences. They are also a way to get younger audiences interested in the golden era of music, movies, and television. The stylistic approach taken to the album both from Panton and her band mates is just as important to note of the album’s presentation. Even with the group’s approach staying largely the same from beginning to end it keeps audiences fully engaged. That is a testament to the group’s work. That is especially the case when their work is compared to such an approach taken by other acts with their respective albums. The album’s track listing both in regards to its song listing and run times (both separate and overall) rounds out the album’s presentation. The run times help parents and educators determine which songs will best keep young minds engaged when considering their attention spans. The overall run time listing can help parents and educators alike in terms of using the album for little ones’ nap times. Any parent and/or educator will agree that this is extremely important. Keeping that in mind, it is just as important to the album as any of the album’s content. All things considered I Believe in Little Things proves in the end to be an album in which listeners of all ages will believe. It will be released domestically Friday, March 18th in stores and online.

Diana Panton is currently performing live in support of I Believe in Little Things. She will be live at University Club in Toronto, Ontario on February 26th. She also has a handful of dates currently scheduled for March, May, and August. Her current schedule of live dates is noted below.

 

Diana Panton Performance Highlights – February – August 2016

Feb. 14 – McMichael Art Gallery, Kleinburg, Ontario

Feb. 26 – University Club, Toronto, Ontario

March 3 & 5 – MMM Live Lab, Hamilton, Ontario

May 28 – Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario

Aug. 1 – 12 – Tour in Asia

Aug. 16 – 21 – Woody Point Festival, Gros Morne, Newfoundland

 

More information on her current tour is available online now along with more information on I Believe in Little Things and all of Panton’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.dianapanton.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/pantonda5

 

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