Perry’s Prismatic World Tour Live Shines Brightly For Fans

Courtesy:  Eagle Rock Entertainment/Capitol Records

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment/Capitol Records

Katy Perry is one of the biggest names in the pop music community today.  Ever since breaking out with her hit song ‘I Kissed a Girl’ in 2008 Perry’s rise to stardom has been meteoric to say the very least.  Now roughly seven years later, she is one of the darlings of the pop world having earned no fewer than five American Music Awards, fourteen People’s Choice Awards, nine number one singles, and much more acclaim.  This is all with Perry having released three albums and one live recording since the release of her 2008 debut album One Of The Boys.  Late last month Perry added yet another live recording to that list, ensuring that her acclaim grows even more.  The recording, Prismatic World Tour Live, was recorded at Perry’s performance in Sydney, Australia during her 2014 Prismatic World Tour.  Whether one is a long-time Katy Perry fan or perhaps just a casual fan, this latest live recording from the pop princess is one every one of her fans will enjoy.  The main reason for that is the show’s set list.  That will be discussed at more length shortly.  Perry’s stage presence and the show’s overall presentation are just as worth noting in this recording.  The show’s production values round out the most important of the recording’s elements.  The camera work and that of those behind the audio boards lies at the center of the recording’s overall viewing experience.  Together with the show’s set list and performance by Perry and company, all three elements combined make Prismatic World Tour Live a recording that any of Perry’s fans will enjoy.

Katy Perry’s new live recording Prismatic World Tour Live is a recording that any of her fans will enjoy.  This applies both to the hardcore fans and even the more casual fan that enjoys her music but might not want to pay the exorbitant price of a ticket to see her live.  The main reason for such high level of enjoyment is the show’s set list.  The twenty-two song set features songs from all three of Perry’s current full-length studio recordings.  Though her two most recent albums—Prism (2013) and Teenage Dream (2010)—are most prominent in the featured set list.  That is not to say that Perry ignored her debut album One Of The Boys (2008).  It is just that the latter pair is more heavily represented.  That is especially the case with Prism.  Nearly the entire album is represented in this performance.  Perry even goes so far as to include the song ‘It Takes Two’ in the show.  That song is only included in the extended edition of Prism.  In all Prism is represented by a grand total of twelve songs.  Teenage Dream is represented by eight songs and One Of The Boys by four.  So since Katy Perry has only been a fixture in the mainstream music community for seven years, it would be improper to call this recording career-defining.  However, considering the fact that all three of her albums so far have been relatively well represented in the concert, it could be argued that one could call it career-spanning.  Of course that term would be used loosely at this point.  But it would still apply.  And that being the case, it can be said that in presenting so much material, the show’s set list shows itself to be a key element to Prismatic World Tour Live’s overall presentation.  It establishes a solid foundation for the recording and in turn is just the beginning of what makes the presentation in whole one that Perry’s fans will enjoy.  Perry’s performance (and that of her dancers) couples with the show’s theatricality in whole to strengthen the concert’s overall presentation.

The set list chosen for Prismatic World Tour Live establishes a solid foundation for the recording.  It is a set that covers all three of Perry’s albums so far.  Two of those albums are even more prominent than the other.  Regardless, Perry’s long-time fans and her more casual fans alike will appreciate that she covered so much ground, musically speaking.  Of course the concert’s set list is just one part of the whole that fans will enjoy.  Perry’s performance (and that of her dancers) couples with the theatricality of the show to add even more depth to the concert.  Perry’s performance throughout the show is within itself important to the whole of this concert in that she really puts on the best possible performance for those in attendance.  From her extensive dance routines to the choreographed routines with her dancers, many hours had to have been spent rehearsing those routines.  Those hours obviously paid off because they are handled with the utmost precision.  To that extent, Perry and company will keep audiences engaged.  On a side note, it should be said that some audiences might find some of the dance featured dance moves….offensive.  That is because there is a fair share of twerking and rump shaking going on throughout the course of the show.  And some of the outfits leave little to the imagination.  Those two factors cannot be ignored even with the precision of the performers’ (Perry included) routines in mind.  On a related note, the theatrical elements of Perry’s show add even more depth to the concert for fans.  There are multiple costume changes and set changes throughout the show.  From an Egyptian set and costumes to something akin to the Broadway musical Cats to a giant balloon-like dress, post-apocalyptic rave-like outfits in the show’s opener, and so much more, Perry and company keep audiences well entertained through the show’s theatricality. All things considered here, the dance routines and overall theatricality of Perry’s live show makes for even more enjoyment for her fans. What’s more it might actually be possible that Perry even used her own vocal talents at different points in the show. Heck, she might have even actually sung her way through the entire show. Though, with her singing over her own vocal track it is at time difficult to tell. It cannot be denied that she did use her own vocals even if it was only at certain points. The fact that she actually did will impress audiences just as much. It is the proverbial cherry on top of the concert’s performance elements that together with said elements makes those elements important in their own right. Together with the show’s set list, they make Prismatic World Tour Live that much more of an entertaining watch for Perry’s fans. As with any other live recording they are hardly the last elements worth noting in examining the concert in whole. The show’s overall production values round out the viewing experience.

The set list and overall performance by Perry and her dancers throughout Prismatic World Tour Live are in their own right hugely important to the concert’s overall viewing experience. The set list covers almost all of her songs to date. The performance and theatricality of the show itself is sure to keep audiences just as engaged. Together, all of those elements make Prismatic World Tour Live a concert experience that any of Katy Perry’s fans will enjoy. Of course they wouldn’t be worth the note if attention wasn’t paid to the show’s production values—its audio and video mix. Of course Eagle Rock Entertainment is not the leading name in live recordings for no reason. It only releases recordings with the highest quality production values. And that holds true here just as much as in any of the label’s vast collection of recordings. The venue at which Perry performed this concert was expansive to say the very least. It was a full-size arena holding any number of her fans. That means that balancing the concert’s audio was of the utmost importance for audiences at home. And that is evident even in the concert’s post production work. That is meant in the most complimentary fashion possible. Audiences can really hear just how expansive the venue was. At the same time, Perry’s vocals are never lost along the way. In simpler terms, audiences can hear as she sings just how far her vocals (and the rest of the show’s audio) spread throughout the arena. But none of those parts ever overpowers the others nor do any of those parts sound airy, as if they are off in the distance. To that extent all involved are deserving of praise for their painstaking efforts to balance the concert’s audio levels. In the same vein, the work of those behind the cameras and editors is just as important to note. Whereas the venue’s size offered its share of challenges for those handling audio duties, it offered just as many opportunities for those behind the lens. And it goes without saying that said individuals used every one of those opportunities. There are shots taken from every possible angle from beginning to end. It gives audiences watching at home quite a view of the show if not the best seat in the house. The work of those charged with assembling said shots in post is just as much to thank for that. It is thanks to their efforts that the shots not only give viewers the best seat in the house and the fullest experience. The zooms, pans, cuts, and angles are used expertly throughout to enhance Perry and company’s performance. They serve to heighten the show’s energy even more and translate said energy to audiences at home. The end product is a concert to which audiences will find themselves singing and dancing because of that expert translation. Together with the equally well-handled audio, that enjoyment is made even more. And together with the performance of Perry and her dancers, and the show’s set list, the recording in whole proves to be one that is well worth the watch by any of Perry’s fans regardless of whether they have ever gotten to see her live or not.

Katy Perry’s new live recording Prismatic World Tour Live is a live recording that any of the pop star’s fans will want to see. This is regardless of whether or not they have ever had the opportunity to see her live. The show’s set list covers all three of the albums that she has released to date, totaling twenty-two songs. Perry’s performance alongside her dancers couples with the show’s theatrical elements to keep fans fully engaged and entertained. The production values give audiences the best seat in the house thanks to the efforts of those that originally recorded the show and those that prepared the show for release. Each element plays its own important part in the whole of this recording’s presentation. Altogether, they make Prismatic World Tour Live a recording that, again, any Katy Perry fan will enjoy. It also serves to show once more why Eagle Rock Entertainment remains to this day the leading name in live recordings. It is available now in stores and online. More information on this and other titles from Eagle Rock Entertainment is available online now at:

 

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Eagle Rock Entertainment Teaming With Capitol Records To Release Katy Perry’s New Live Recording

Courtesy:  Eagle Rock Entertainment/Capitol Records

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment/Capitol Records

Eagle Rock Entertainment has for a number of years held the mantle of the leader in live recordings. It has held that title of honor because of the quality of recordings that it has released and for the variety of artists, bands, and groups whose recordings it has handled. Those acts include the likes of: Elton John, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Stone Temple Pilots, and even the intense Slipknot among so many others. There is even a new archived show from Rage Against The Machine due out next month. Now Eagle Rock has announced yet another major surprise addition to its roster of recordings. Next month, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release pop princess Katy Perry’s new live recording The Prismatic World Tour Live.

The Prismatic World Tour Live will be released Friday, October 30th through a partnership between Eagle Rock Entertainment and Capitol Records. It will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download. The performance captured in this recording was originally recorded in Sydney, Australia during Perry’s visit to Australia in December 2014 as part of Perry’s “Prismatic World Tour,” which kicked off in May 2014. It includes some of Perry’s biggest hits to date including: ‘Roar,’ ‘Firework,’ ‘I Kissed a Girl,’ ‘Dark Horse,’ ‘California Gurls,’ and ‘Hot N Cold’ among a number of other hits. The set list, which features a total of twenty songs, is listed below. Fans can check out the trailer for the upcoming recording online now via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nlgkGDR-Jg&feature=youtu.be.

The Prismatic World Tour Live” – Tracklisting (All Formats)

  1. Roar
  2. Part of Me
  3. Wide Awake
  4. This Moment / Love Me
  5. Dark Horse
  6. E.T.
  7. Legendary Lovers
  8. I Kissed a Girl
  9. Hot N Cold
  10. International Smile
  11. By the Grace of God
  12. The One That Got Away / Thinking of You
  13. Unconditionally
  14. Walking on Air
  15. It Takes Two
  16. This Is How We Do / Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)
  17. Teenage Dream
  18. California Gurls
  19. Birthday
  20. Firework

 

The Prismatic World Tour Live will be available Friday, October 30th on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital download. Pricing information for each platform will be announced soon. More information on this and other titles from Eagle Rock Entertainment is available online now at:

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Treasure Chest Entertainment Introduces New Pop Trio To The World

Destiny’s Child, TLC, and the Spice Girls are just a few of the female fronted pop acts that have given young female audiences someone to look up to for many years.  Now a new up and coming act is giving young women everywhere someone to look up to yet again.  The up-and-coming teen pop act, Girl Squad was recently signed to Warner Bros. subsidiary, Treasure Chest Entertainment. 

The group’s three members—Millie, Maddie, and Lexis—all come from different parts of the country.  Millie hails from Alabama.  She has grown up a fan of pop star Christina Aguilera (The Voice), Niki Minaj (American Idol), and John Mayer just to name a few.  She is a very talented individual.  She is a dancer and cheerleader and even participates in musical theater.

Maddie comes from San Diego, California.  She moved to L.A. with her family in 2010.  Maddie had the honor of performing our nation’s National Anthem at a Phoenix Suns game at the age of nine, and earned her first acting gig in a stage production of How The Grinch Stole Christmas.  She says that her biggest influences are:  Justin Bieber, Beyonce, and Lady Gaga.

Lexis comes from perhaps the farthest away.  She comes from far off Anchorage, Alaska.  Thanks to her performance of hits from the likes of Rihanna , Katy Perry, and Beyonce, Lexi has become a YouTube sensation in her own right.  She won her very first vocal competition at the age of ten with her take on Whitney Houston’s classic, ‘I Have Nothing.’  While she enjoyed life in Anchorage, she says that moving to L.A. was the only way she could pursue a real chance at her dream of signing professionally.  “Although Anchorage is slower than other places, life was really good there. But in order for me to fulfill my dream, I nearly begged my Mom to move us to Los Angeles so I could seize an opportunity like Girl Squad”, she said.

The girls’ first single, ‘Oh Well’ is out now.  Fans can check out the video for the song now online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a85L7tEG-8g.  There are even expectations for a new single on the way as well as a new show centered on the girls.  To get the latest on Girl Squad, fans can go online to http://www.facebook.com/GIRLSQUADWORLD and http://twitter.com/#!/GirlSquad1.

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Wallace’s Solo Debut Could Be One Of 2012’s Top Pop Records

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Former White Tie Affair front man Chris Wallace could very well be one of pop music’s next big stars.  His debut solo release, “Push Rewind” is a record that any Top 40 pop fan and radio programmer would love.  The album instantly grabs audiences on its opener and lead single ‘Remember When (Push Rewind).’  Lyrically, this is a song about a broken relationship.  But the up-tempo beats and general positive vibe makes for a song that while being introspective, also offers hope, instead of being the standard oh-woe-is-me style song.  That juxtaposition of musical and lyrical content makes for a great first impression for Wallace on his solo debut.

That same positive vibe keeps audiences moving on ‘Keep Me Crazy.’  He sings in the song’s chorus, “Baby you’re a mess/But it’s meant to be/Cause you keep me crazy/Tell me you love me/Everything’s alright/Fifty-seven seconds later/Start a fight/Baby somehow/You’re the one I need/Cause you keep me crazy.”  Who out there hasn’t had this kind of relationship?  It’s the type of relationship with lots of ups and downs.  But for all the downs, there are that many more ups.  And those ups make it all worth it.  Understanding that, mixed with the catchy hooks and beats makes this one more great song.

Wallace offers more than just songs about relationships in his solo debut.  That’s evidenced in the very Katy Perry-esque ‘Invincible.’  This is a great uplifting song for any listener.  Wallace sings in this song, “I see explosions in the sky/Just like the fire in your eyes/Let’s live like we’re running out of time/When they you it’s wrong/And you know that it’s right/Cause your dreams are written/In the stars tonight/You are invincible/You are invincible.  The comparisons to Katy Perry both lyrically and musically are obvious here.  That’s not a bad thing, though as they will make the song that much more fan friendly. 

For all of the hugely radio friendly songs that comprise “Push Rewind”, there is one song that’s even more of a surprise hit in the gentle and tender piano based ‘Ready To Fall.’  The combination of the piano and strings alongside Wallace’s heartfelt lyrics make this one of the songs that regardless of whether or not it gets radio airplay will become an instant fan favorite.  Wallace sings in this song about a special person who has come along and given strength to the subject of the song.  He sings, “My heart was/in pieces/Didn’t think it’d ever stop bleeding/Had nothing/To believe in/You came along/and I started breathing.”  This opening verse alongside the gentle tones of the piano will instantly grab listeners.  Wallace continues offering that positive vibe as he sings, “You make me wanna just let go/Hold you close/Just want you to see/I’m ready to fall/I’m ready to fight/I’m ready to give us a try/I’m ready to live/I’m ready to learn/I’m ready to lose it all.”  Again, this is one of those songs to which so many people can relate.  And while it is being sung by Wallace, it could just as easily be used from both a male or female vantage point.  That dual use makes it that much more of a hit.

Chris Wallace has hit on something special on his debut album, as shown here.  He has shown that he has branched out, and done so in very successful fashion.  Forget boy bands or pop groups in general.  Chris Wallace has shown that his talents are that far reaching.  It would be no surprise if this record becomes one of the year’s best pop records after listening through just once.  “Push Rewind” is available now in stores and online.  It can be ordered direct via iTunes at http://bit.ly/PushRewindiTunes.  After fans check out “Push Rewind”, they can also get the latest from Chris on his Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/ChrisWallaceMusic, on his Twitter page, https://twitter.com/chriswallace101, and on his official website, http://www.chriswallacemusic.com.

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