Jazz Aficionados Across The Board Will Enjoy Panton’s Latest LP Across The Seasons

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Diana Panton is one of the best kept secrets of the jazz community.  Over the course of her now twelve-year career, she has crafted songs (and albums) that have entertained children and adults alike around the nation and the world.  Now early next month, she will continue that success when she releases her latest album Solstice/Equinox.  Scheduled to be released Friday, Nov. 3, Panton’s latest full-length studio recording, which sets the themes of life and love against the changing seasons (this the title), is one of this year’s top new jazz albums and potentially one more of the year’s top new albums overall.  That is evident right from the album’s outset in ‘They Say It’s Spring.’  It will be discussed shortly.  ‘September in Rain,’ which comes later in the album’s run, is another example of what makes Solstice/Equinox such a stunning jazz album and will be discussed later.  The album’s gentle closer ‘By The Fireside’ is one more example of what makes this eighth offering from Panton such an impressive new effort.  Between that song, the others noted and those not noted, the whole of this album proves both musically and lyrically to be an album that audiences will enjoy the whole year through.

Diana Panton’s eighth full-length studio recording Solstice/Equinox is one of this year’s top new jazz albums and potentially one of the year’s top new albums overall.  It is a record that jazz aficionados will enjoy the whole year through.  That is proven right from the album’s outset in ‘They Say It’s Spring.’  Musically speaking, this song is a wonderful first statement from Panton this time out.  Its light, bouncy approach complete with soprano sax and guitar couples with Panton’s gentle vocal delivery to conjure thoughts of Diana Krall, Esperanza Spalding, and to a slightly lesser extent, Yellowjackets.  That light, easygoing arrangement couples perfectly with the song’s equally upbeat lyrical content to make the song even more of a solid start for the album.

Panton sings happily here “They say it’s spring/This feeling light as a feather/They say this thing/This magic we share together/Came with the weather, too/They say it’s May/That may be daft as a daisy/It’s May they say/That gave the whole world this crazy/Heaveny, hazy hue/On a lark/On a wing/On the spark of a firefly’s fling/yet to me/This must be more than a seasonal thing/Could it be spring/Those bells that I can hear ringing/It may be spring/But when the robin starts singing/You’re what I’m clinging to/Though they say it’s spring/It’s you.”  These are the words of someone happy and warm not just from the weather but from positive thoughts of life.  It is truly an uplifting statement that when coupled, again, with the song’s equally light arrangement, is certain to make any listener feel just as happy as Panton.  Keeping this in mind, it is just one of the songs that exemplifies what makes Solstice/Equinox another hugely successful effort from Panton.  ‘September in Rain’ is another example of what makes Solstice/Equinox so enjoyable.

‘September in Rain’ is another impressive addition to Panton’s new album thanks in part to its own musical arrangement.  The gentle piano runs, drums and vibraphone that collectively form the arrangement’s foundation instantly conjure thoughts of the greatest works from Lionel Hampton and his band crafted so many years ago.  Yet again, the addition of Panton’s vocal delivery to that arrangement gives jazz aficionados the best of jazz’s past and present in one neat package.  In listening to the song’s arrangement, one must agree how expertly it mirrors the still light feeling felt in early September as summer gently gives way to fall.  Once again, that light energy is certain to put a smile on any listener’s face as it creates thoughts of someone walking along in the rain as the sunlight tries to peer through the clouds on the back-end of a light shower.  Again, it is only one part of what makes the song stand out.  The song’s lyrical content adds its own touch to the whole.

Panton sings here, alongside that upbeat musical arrangement, “The leaves of brown came tumbling down/Remember/In September/In the rain/the sun went out just like a dying ember/That September/In the rain/To every word of love I heard you whisper/the raindrops seem to play our sweet refrain/Though spring is here, to me it’s September/That September in the rain.”  This is only the song’s lead verse, but it leaves no doubt why the song’s subject (and arrangement) are so upbeat.  This is someone having that happy memory of when love first set in, making the rains of September something more positive than negative.  In all honesty, the visual that the combination of this verse and its musical companion creates in the theater of the mind plays out like something from a Hallmark movie.  That is not bad.  But it shows how easily with its simplicity that the whole of those elements creates such a positive and vivid picture.  Panton goes on to sing in the song’s second verse in French, but it doesn’t take a genius to know that even without an English interpretation, the happiness in the verse.  Keeping that in mind, the positive energy in the song’s lyrical is just as prevalent here as in the song’s lead verse.  When the song’s lyrical content is coupled with the song’s equally light and airy musical arrangement, the whole of the elements show completely why this song is another key addition to Panton’s new album.  It still is not the last of the album’s most notable additions.  The album’s finale, ‘By The Fireside’ is one more example of what makes Solstice/Equinox deserving of applause.

‘By The Fireside’ is just as solid a finale for Panton’s new album as ‘They Say It’s Spring’ is an opener.  It stands out starkly (in the best way possible) from its counterparts because of its own gentle arrangement.  The very title creates thoughts of a couple sitting together…well…by the fireside on a cold winter’s day (or maybe even evening).  As with ‘September in Rain,’ the use of the vibraphone and the piano once again conjures thoughts of so many great works from Lionel Hampton and company.  They collectively do plenty on their own to create the vivid image of two people together on a cold winter’s night in front of a blazing fireplace.  The song’s lyrical content enriches that image even more as Panton sings, “In the glow/By the fireside/With you/I’ll be content/In the glow/By the fireside/Every hour will be well-spent/We’ll see our hopes and dreams, dear/Like pictures in the fire/Finding…our heart’s desire.”  She goes on just as gently alongside her fellow musicians throughout the rest of the song.  Needless to say, the dreamy situation created by her own words and by the song’s musical arrangement is the stuff – again – of Hallmark movies, ensuring its enjoyment by Panton’s key audiences.  Even with that in mind, it does not detract from the song by any means.  It only makes it stand out that much more along with the album in whole.  When the romantic mood set by this song is joined with the varying moods exhibited musically and lyrically throughout the rest of the album, the whole of those moods makes the record in whole a sure hit for jazz aficionados across the board throughout the seasons.

From start to finish, Diana Panton’s latest full-length studio recording Solstice/equinox proves to be a record that will appeal to jazz aficionados across the board throughout each season.  That has already been pointed out in the songs noted above.  Those songs are only a snapshot of what makes this album so enjoyable.  The musical and lyrical moods exhibited throughout the album change throughout.  From the somewhat melancholy of ‘Cloudy Morning,’ to the bittersweet vibe of ‘La Fin Des Vacances’ (the end of the vacation in English) to the smooth sense of ‘’Tis Autumn,’ and beyond, Solstice/Equinox takes listeners on a journey that is enjoyable in every moment.  By the time the album ends, listeners will agree that there is so much to appreciate about this record.  In turn they will agree (hopefully) that Solstice/Equinox is one of this year’s top new jazz albums and potentially one more of the year’s top new albums overall.  It will be released Friday, Nov. 3 in stores and online.  More information on Solstice/equinox is available online now along with all of Diana Panton’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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Slipknot Tops Itself Again On Its Latest Live Recording

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The Day of the Gusanoi is almost upon us.  This Friday, Oct. 20, the sun will rise on the day of the maggot when Eagle Rock Entertainment releases Slipknot’s new live recording Day of the GUsano in stores and online.  This latest live offering from the nine-man metal machine from Des Moines, IA is arguably the band’s best live recording to date and a work that will impress every member of the maggot corps worldwide.  Believe it or not that is due in large part not to the show’s set list, but to its very presentation, which will be discussed shortly.  The set list does play its own integral part to the recording, though. It will be discussed later.  The band’s collective performance rounds out the recording’s most important elements, and when coupled with the concert’s production values and the other noted elements, makes the recording, again, arguably the band’s best live recording to date.

Slipknot’s latest live recording Day of the Gusano is arguably the band’s best live recording to date.  It is not just another live recording, but a recording that takes audiences to the band’s 2016 Knotfest performance in Mexico.  What is truly special here is that audiences get more than just another run-of-the-mill concert here.  Along with the concert, audiences get to see the band as it tours Mexico City, interacting with fans and even offering their own personal thoughts on the fans’ reaction to the band performing for the first time in Mexico City.  The band members’ appreciation for the fans will put a smile on any viewer’s face as they take in the journey on and off the stage. Hearing front man Corey Taylor get choked up as he discusses his interaction with one fan who used Slipknot’s music to help him in his battle with cancer is one of the most moving of those offstage moments. What’s more, the dichotomy of the band’s collective fire on stage and its much more relaxed nature offstage makes for an interesting juxtaposition showing two totally different sides to the band.  That fiery energy will be discussed later.  With that in mind, the back and forth of the band’s on and offstage moments gives audiences plenty to enjoy in itself throughout this recording, serving as the recording’s cornerstone.  It is of course just one of the recording’s key elements.  The concert’s set list is just as important to discuss in examining the recording’s whole as its presentation.

The set list featured in Slipknot’s latest live recording is crucial to its whole because it represents such a large portion of the band’s current discography.  The expansive set pulls from each of the band’s five current albums, with its self-titled 1999 debut album getting the most nods at eight songs. One of that group –‘Eeyore’ – is lifted from the album’s 10th anniversary re-issue.  The band’s other four albums each get their own nods, with Iowa (2001), the band’s sophomore album, being represented here by three songs –

‘People = S***,’ ‘Metabolic’ and ‘The Heretic Anthem.’  Its third album, Vol. 3 The Subliminal Verses, is represented with three of its own songs – ‘Vermilion, ‘Before I Forget’ and ‘Duality.’  2008’s All Hope Is Gone gets only two nods with ‘Psychosocial’ and ‘Til We Die’ while three songs from .5 The Gray Chapter – ‘Custer,’ ‘The Devil in I’ and ‘Sarcastrophe’ — make their way onto the set list, too.  It should be noted that the set list, as presented in the recording’s DVD/CD and Blu-ray/CD combo pack platforms vary slightly.  They are not in the same order, and the CD set list features 19 songs while the DVD and BD set list features 17 songs.  The two songs featured on the recording’s CD but not on the DVD/BD are ‘People = S***’ and ‘742617000027.’  Why these two songs are included in one side but not the other, and why the set lists differ in their orders is anyone’s guess, but that aside, the set list on each side is still certain to keep audiences engaged and entertainment from start to finish since they give audiences such a full picture of the band’s body of work so far.  Keeping this in mind, it should be clear now why the set list that makes up the concert’s body is so critical to this recording’s whole.  It is not the last of the recording’s most important elements either.  The band’s stage presence – and by relation the concert’s production values, which enhance the band’s stage presence even more – puts the finishing touch to the recording’s whole.

Throughout the course of its life, Slipknot has made most of its fame not through its music, but through its live performance of its music.  The band’s stage show has been called “fiery,” “chaotic,” and so many other terms in the best ways possible.  The performance here is absolutely nothing different.  From start to finish, all nine members of Slipknot give the performance their all in order to entertain their fans.  Taylor leads the way once again with his commanding presence while guitarists Mick Thompson and Jim Root work alongside bassist Alessandro Venturella to add even their own collective energy to the concert.  The exact same can be said of the contributions of drummer Jay Weinberg, percussionists Shawn Crahan and Chris Fehn, DJ Sid Wilson and fellow electronics specialist Craig Jones.  While the band’s performance is just as fiery, energetic and chaotic as ever, it only does so much.  Thanks to the work of those who recorded the concert and those who edited it, that fire and energy is taken to a whole other level with shots that give fans who might not have been on site the best seat in the house and then some.  Thanks to their work, audiences are taken high above the sea of fans, on-stage with the band and even into the midst of those fans throughout the show’s 91-minute run time.  The work of those behind the cameras and the computers couples with the band’s own stage presence to make that run time feel like so much more in the best way possible, proving once and for all why both elements are so crucial to the recording’s whole.  Both are equally important and in turn, must both be noted.  When they are joined with the expansive set list that forms the recording’s body, and the very presentation of the concert, the end result is a recording that is arguably Slipknot’s best live recording to date and one more of this year’s top new live recordings.

Slipknot’s latest live recording Day of the Gusano is arguably the band’s best live effort to date.  It is also easily one more of this year’s top new live recordings.  That is due in part to a presentation that takes audiences on a journey with the band both on and off stage from beginning to end.  The expansive set list gives audiences a vivid picture of the band’s body of work so far.  The collective presence of the band throughout the concert and the production values that heighten the band’s presence even more put the finishing touch on the recording.  Each element is important in its own right, as has been noted above.  All things considered, they make Day of the Gusano, once more, arguably the band’s best live effort to date and one more of this year’s top new live recordings.  It will be available Friday, Oct. 20 in stores and online.  More information on Day of the Gusano is available online now along with all of Slipknot’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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Eagle Rock Entertainment To Release Black Sabbath’s Last Live Show Next Month

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Black Sabbath has officially reached the end of its road, but thanks to Eagle Rock Entertainment, the end will no longer be the end for the band’s fans.

Eagle Rock Entertainment has partnered with Black Sabbath to release Black Sabbath’s final live concert.  The End will be released in stores and online on Friday, Nov. 17.  Originally recorded Feb. 4, 2017 at Gentig Arena in Birmingham, England, this concert was the last show on the band’s recent farewell tour.

The concert’s 17-song set list includes a number of the band’s biggest hits including ‘Paranoid,’ ‘War Pigs,’ ‘Iron Man’ and so many others.  The recording will be released on DVD/CD and Blu-ray/CD combo packs as well as double CD and vinyl.  Pre-orders are open now.  The concert’s set list is noted below.

FORMATS
DVD+CD and Blu-ray+CD

DVD and Blu-ray Tracklisting
01. Black Sabbath
02. Fairies Wear Boots
03. Under The Sun / Every Day Comes And Goes
04. After Forever
05. Into The Void
06. Snowblind
07. Band Intros
08. War Pigs
09. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
10. Bassically / N.I.B.
11. Hand Of Doom
12. Supernaut / Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / Megalomania
13. Rat Salad / Drum Solo
14. Iron Man
15. Dirty Women
16. Children Of The Grave
17. Paranoid

EXTRAS
THE ANGELIC SESSIONS
01. The Wizard
02. Wicked World
03. Sweet Leaf
04. Tomorrow’s Dream
05. Changes

CD Tracklisting

THE ANGELIC SESSIONS
01. The Wizard
02. Wicked World
03. Sweet Leaf
04. Tomorrow’s Dream
05. Changes

Double CD and Triple Vinyl tracklisting
01. Black Sabbath
02. Fairies Wear Boots
03. Under The Sun / Every Day Comes And Goes
04. After Forever
05. Into The Void
06. Snowblind
07. Band Intros
08. War Pigs
09. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
10. Bassically / N.I.B.
11. Hand Of Doom
12. Supernaut / Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / Megalomania
13. Rat Salad / Drum Solo
14. Iron Man
15. Dirty Women
16. Children Of The Grave
17. Paranoid

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Ellefson Coffee Co. Partners With Breast Cancer Charity To Launch New Blend

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Ellefson Coffee Company has launched a new line to its coffee offerings.

The brainchild of Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson, the company has launched what it has dubbed Rock N’ Rose blend to its growing list of offerings.  According to a news release from the company, the new blend takes the place of the recently retired She Wolf blend.

Ellefson said in a recent interview about the seasonal light-roast blend that while it is a light roast, it does have a little something extra, adding that the his company has partnered with a well-known breast cancer organization  to promote the coffee.

“We wanted to introduce a new roast to replace the recently retired She-Wolf, and with October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we thought it would be a great opportunity to pair up with an amazing charity like The Rose and help to raise support for breast cancer awareness.  It is a rich, full blend light roast with some extra kick, that we are sure everyone is going to love.”

Rock N’ Rose will be available for a limited time via ellefsoncoffeeco.com.  A portion of the sales from each bag’s sales will go to benefit The Rose, which is a Houston, TX-based breast cancer charity.

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Madonna’s Latest Live LP Is A Must For Her Adult Audiences

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Late last month, Eagle Rock Entertainment ventured into some very unfamiliar live territory when it released veteran pop star Madonna’s latest live recording Rebel Heart Tour.  While Madonna is not the first pop artist whose live material the label has ever handled – it released Katy Perry’s Prismatic World Tour recording in 2015 – pop music is still relatively unfamiliar territory for Eagle Rock Entertainment.  Even with that in mind, Madonna’s most devout fans will find that the label’s latest outing with Madonna is one that they will appreciate.  That is due in part to the show’s expansive set list.  This will be discussed shortly.  The concert’s collective cinematography and editing play into its presentation, too and will be discussed later.  The bonus material included with the recording rounds out its most important elements.  Each noted element is important in its own right to the recording’s whole.  All things considered, they make Rebel Heart Tour a recording that Madonna’s most devout adult fans will want to own.

Madonna’s latest live recording Rebel Heart Tour is a work that will make the hearts of Madonna’s most devout adult fans will appreciate. The adult is emphasized because this recording contains a very large amount of explicit content including foul language, brief nudity (one of her female dancers shows her breasts briefly in the show) and general sexual content throughout the concert.  Having noted that, Madonna’s adult audiences will appreciate the concert in part because of its expansive set list.  The 24-song set list featured in the recording’s Blu-ray disc spans half of the veteran performer’s catalogue.  Given, it is not necessarily a career-defining recording since it pulls very liberally from her most recent album – 12 songs in all — after which the tour was named, but the fact that she took audiences back to her earliest days and up to her most recent, that speaks volumes of the attempt to appeal to every fan.  The recording’s CD platform boasts 15 of those 24 songs, which is still more than half of what is in the full audio-visual experience.  To that end, while audiences might not get the recording’s whole set list in the CD recording, they do get the entire show on Blu-ray in this combo pack.  Keeping that in mind, audiences get the whole show regardless, showing the importance of the set list that takes Madonna’s fans largely through her career, even if not entirely.  Even with the importance exhibited by the recording’s set list, it is not the last of the recording’s most important elements.  The concert’s collective cinematography and editing are just as important to its presentation as its set list.

The collective cinematography and editing used throughout Rebel Heart Tour is so important to its presentation because it takes the concert experience to the next level for audiences.  Rather than just presenting various shots and edits, those behind the cameras and computers obviously worked diligently to make the experience for audiences something very special here.  From special fades to element mixes to even little details such as shutter speed slowing and other items, it is clear that plenty of attention was placed on the visual aspect of this concert.

Much the same can be said of the work put in for the concert’s sound editing.  Considering the large size of the venue in this recording, proper sound editing was just as paramount as video editing so that the music did not get lost in the vastness of the venue.  Audiences will be pleased to know that those charged with editing the recording’s sound went to painstaking efforts to balance the sound with the openness of the venue, with a very positive result.  Keeping that in mind with the general effect created through the recording’s equally expert cinematography and video editing, it can be said easily that this recording’s overall editing and its cinematography (I.E. its overall production values) are of the utmost expertise.  They make the recording that much more appealing for Madonna’s (again adult) audiences.  Those values are yet one more part of what must be noted in examining this recording.  Its bonus material plays its own part in its presentation, too.

The bonus material included in this recording is made up of a look at Madonna’s annual Tears of a Clown show.  That performance is just as explicit as the recording’s main feature, if not more so.  In other words, it should be stressed again that this is not proper for audiences under 18.  From explicit jokes to language to general content, there is a lot that only adult audiences should see and hear.  Having noted that, what’s interesting about this performance is its difference from her general concerts in terms of its setup.  Madonna spends much more time here interacting with the audience than she might in her regular concerts.  This  is important because it shows her ability to connect with her audiences not just through her music and performances but through her own personality.  It is an interesting glimpse into that less common type of performance from Madonna that those perhaps not lucky enough to experience will appreciate it.  Keeping that in mind, it proves clearly why it is so important to the recording’s overall presentation.  Even being – again – as explicit as the recording’s main feature, if not more so, it is an integral part of the concert experience for Madonna’s adult fans and in turn puts the finishing touch on the recording’s presentation.  When all three elements are joined together, they show the recording to be a whole that, once more, Madonna’s adult audiences will fully appreciate.

Madonna’s latest live recording Rebel Heart Tour is another successful journey into unfamiliar territory for Eagle Rock Entertainment, and a work that Madonna’s most devout adult audiences will want to add to their collections.  That is due, as discussed already, to an expansive set list, which gives audiences a vivid picture of the veteran pop star’s catalogue.  The production values also noted here play their own critical part to the recording’s whole, giving audiences not just a concert experience, but a concert film experience.  The bonus material included in the recording adds its own touch to the package, too.  Each element is important in its own right to the recording’s whole.  All things considered, they make this recording a win for Eagle Rock and for Madonna’s adult audiences.  It is available now in stores and online.  More information on Rebel Heart Tour is available online now along with all of Madonna’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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Blameshift, The Nearly Deads To “Wake The Dead” Together This Fall

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Blameshift and The Nearly Deads are joining forces for a co-headlining tour.

The bands will hit the road together for what is being dubbed the “Wake The Dead Tour.”  The tour, which is sponsored by Strung, launches Oct. 12 in Stanhope, NJ and runs through Nov. 2 in Nashville, TN, The Nearly Deads’ home town.  Along with that hometown show for The Nearly Deads, the tour also includes performances in cities in Texas, Nebraska, Pennslyvania, Oklahoma and other states.

The tour’s full schedule is noted below.

The Wake The Dead Tour

Oct 12 – Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House

Oct 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel Concert Lounge

Oct 14 – Westland, MI – Token Lounge

Oct 15 – Mentor-On-The-Lake, OH – Music LynXX

Oct 17 – South Bend, IN – Cheers

Oct 19 – Braidwood, IL – Top Fuel Saloon

Oct 20 – West Allis, WI – Rosco’s

Oct 21 – Fort Atkinson, WI – Hijynx

Oct 22 – Rolla, MO – Shots

Oct 24 – St Louis, MO – The Firebird

Oct 26 – Omaha, NE – Bourbon Saloon

Oct 27 – Kansas City – TBA

Oct 28 – Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard

Oct 30 – Fort Worth, TX – The Railclub

Oct 31 – Little Rock, AR – The Rev Room

Nov 1 – Knoxville. TN – The Open Chord

Nov 2 – Nashville, TN – Rocketown

For The Nearly Deads, the tour will be in support of their latest EP Revenge of the Nearly Deads.  The band is currently making waves with the songs ‘Diamond in the Rough’ and ‘My Evil Ways,’ both of which are included in the band’s new EP.

Blameshift will be working in support of its latest album Heart of Stone, which it released in 2016.  That album spawned for the band, the hit single ‘Monster,’ which is a commentary on the dangers associated with greed.

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Reckless Kelly Announces ‘Millican’ Re-Issue Date, Specs

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Reckless Kelly is re-issuing its debut album.

The veteran country/rock outfit will re-issue its 1997 album Millican on Oct. 20 on a special double LP vinyl release to mark the 20th anniversary of the album’s original release. The record will be released via the band’s own label, No Big Deal Records.

Pre-orders are open now for the re-issue, which is limited to only 1,000 copies.  It will include two bonus tracks not included in the original release – ‘Wild Western Windblown Band’ and ‘Millican.’  Audiences can hear ‘Wild Western Windblown Band’ now via Soundcloud.

Along with the record’s new vinyl pressing, fans who order the record will also get a digital download card, CD copy of Millican, T-shirt and koozie. Band member Willia Braun said of the re-issue that the band never originally intended to release the album on vinyl, but felt its vinyl re-issue was fitting because of the current musical climate.

“When we made Millican we never thought to release it on vinyl,” Braun said.  “Casettes were still being phased out CDs were the new big deal, and we’d just heard about this thing called “the internet.”  Now that ironically, vinyl is the new big deal, we’ve decided that Millican deserves as place in the record collection.  It was, after all, recorded to tape (something that only the cool cats were doing at the time) so it seems fitting to have an all analogue version available for the die hards.”

The full track listing for Millican’s re-issue is noted below.

Tracklist:
 
1) Back Around
2) Walton Love
3) It’s All Over
4) I Still Do
5) Black & White
6) Waitin’ On The Blues
7) Hatax
8) Hey Say May
9) Drink Your Whiskey
10) Baby’s Gone Blues
11) Time Bomb
12) Wild Western Windblown Band
13) Millican

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