Clocking in at just over nine minutes, the band’s latest single lends itself to comparison to works from the likes of Spock’s Beard just as much as Transatlantic. That is evidenced through the combination of the song’s light guitar line, keyboards and vocals. In simple terms, the arrangement is a work that will especially appeal to fans of vintage prog-rock.
According to bassist Billy Sherwood, the lyrical theme at the heart of the band’s new single centers on how people communicate.
“The initial idea came from a musical sketch I’d created using the idea of our ‘connectivity’ in regard to communications in the modern age,” Sherwood said.
The song’s lyric video works with that concept by presenting imagery, such as silhouettes of people all connected, communication lines spanning the Earth, and fiber optic cables.
Mirror to the Sky is scheduled for release May 19 through InsideOut Music/Sony Music. The album’s track listing is noted below:
The tracklisting is as follows:
1. Cut From The Stars 05:27
2. All Connected 09:02
3. Luminosity 09:04
4. Living Out Their Dream 04:45
5. Mirror to the Sky 13:53
6. Circles of Time 04:59
1. Unknown Place 08:15
2. One Second Is Enough 04:04
3. Magic Potion 04:08
Mirror to the Sky will be available on several formats, all featuring artwork by long-time YES artist & collaborator Roger Dean:
Ltd Deluxe Electric Blue 2LP+2CD+Blu-ray Artbook with poster
Ltd Deluxe 2CD+Blu-ray Artbook
Ltd 2CD Digipak
Standard CD Jewel case
More information on Yes’ new album, single, and video is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:
Veteran prog-rock band Yes is scheduled to release its latest album this spring.
Mirror to the Sky, the band’s 23rd album, is scheduled for release May 19 through InsideOut Music/Sony Music. In anticipation of the album’s release, the band premiered the album’s lead single, ‘Cut From The Stars‘ and its companion lyric video Friday.
The musical arrangement featured in ‘Cut From The Stars’ is a catchy familiar prog-rock opus from the band. The funky bass line and string arrangement that open the song pair well with the layered vocal approach to immediately take audiences back to another era of pro-rock. The incorporation of the keyboard line here adds even more to that sense. The whole lends itself to comparison to not only older works from the band, but from the likes of Rush and Emerson, Lake and Palmer.
No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme, but the lyrics presented in the video hint at a matter of existentialism. This is hinted through the chorus, which states in part, “Relate/Reach out/Fathom what life is all about/Each atom cut from the stars/In the light of pure perfection/Troubles are so very small.” It makes a person kind of look back at themselves and their situations and their place in the universe, and gain a different sense of perception of things. That is just this critic’s interpretation.
The lyric video that accompanies the new single features the song’s lyrics over various images, such as the James Webb Telescope, the aurora borealis, and the Milky Way galaxy.
Mirror to the Sky will release on a variety of platforms, all of which are listed below. Pre-orders are open.
Ltd Deluxe Electric Blue 2LP+2CD+Blu-ray Artbook with poster
Ltd Deluxe 2CD+Blu-ray Artbook
Ltd 2CD Digipak
Standard CD Jewel case
The album’s Blu-ray presentation will include instrumental versions of each song, high resolution stereo mixes, and Dolby Atmos 5.1 surround sound mix.
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Independent rock band The Guitar & Whiskey Club will release its debut EP this fall.
The band is scheduled to release the record Nov. 7 through The Orchard/Sony Music. The band has been working on the EP since 2019. From beginning to end, the EP features elements of southern rock, “sleaze rock” and even a touch of 80s rock, according to information provided about the EP.
The record’s lyrical themes vary just as much, focusing on life on the road (touring), the impact of the decisions we make in life, and the all too familiar topic of a broken relationship.
Founding member/guitarist Jeffrey Donovan talked about the record’s creation amid the pandemic during a recent interview.
“The pandemic was hell,” Donovan said. “Gigs were cancelled, studios closed, everyone was locked in their houses. Some of the members suffered from what I call ‘pandecitis’, a lack of inspiration and the will to continue.”
The Guitar & Whiskey Club is available to pre-order through Amazon.
More information on the record is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:
Independent rock band Bomber Alley premiered its debut single and video last month.
The band, which was formed by drummer Talon Blaque, premiered its debut single, ‘We Get By‘ and its companion lyric video Aug. 21. The single released through Mindsnap Music (on behalf of Von Artists, LTD.).
The musical arrangement featured in in ‘We Get By’ is a pure, guitar-driven work that throws back to the sounds made so famous by the likes of Guns ‘N Roses, Motley Crue, and Dee Snider.
The press release announcing the premiere of Bomber Alley’s new single and lyric video provided no information about the song’s lyrical theme. However the lyrics presented in the lyric video point toward a theme of determination and getting past the things that we use to hold ourselves back. That is just this critic’s own interpretation and should not be taken as the only interpretation.
Speaking of the song’s lyric video, the video features the song’s lyrics over a variety of images, such as a guitar, a skull with a bullet in its mouth (taking the phrase “bite the bullet” literally) and other imagery.
In other news, the noted press release announced Bomber Alley is planning the release of its debut EP in 2022 through Mindsnap Music via Von Artist/The Orchard/Sony.. Its track listing and exact release date are under consideration.
More information on Bomber Alley’s new single and EP is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:
Judas Priest is continuing the celebration of its 50th Anniversary.
The band announced Thursday that it will release a new box set Oct. 15 through Sony Music that collects the band’s entire studio and live catalog along with 13 previously unreleased recordings. Pre-orders are open now for the 41-disc collection, which was restored and mixed by Tom Allom, and mastered by Alex Wharton.
For those who perhaps might already own much of the band’s catalog, a “Reflections Edition” will also release on CD and 2LP platforms.
The listing for the full 29-disc set is noted below.
50 HEAVY METAL YEARS OF MUSIC TRACKLISTING
CDs housed in mini LP Japanese-style wallets
Box set designed by long-time Judas Priest collaborator Mark Wilkinson
Includes Ross Halfin photos signed by each band member:
Numbered British Steel metal razor blade (blunt)
Memorabilia book featuring rare photos, posters, adverts and passes
Replica British Steel tour programme
Two Replica Tour posters from:
British Steel 1980 German Tour Defenders Of The Faith 1984 European Tour
5 previously unreleased live stereo recordings from the archives Restored and edited by Tom Allom at La Cucina W8 Mastered by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios, London
CD30 & CD31 – Live In Atlanta ’82 (Previously Unreleased)
CD30 The Hellion / Electric Eye Riding on the Wind Heading Out to the Highway Metal Gods Bloodstone Breaking the Law Sinner Desert Plains The Ripper Diamonds and Rust
CD31 Devils Child Screaming for Vengeance You’ve Got Another Thing Coming Victim of Changes Living After Midnight The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown) Hell Bent For Leather
CD32 – Live At The Mudd Club ’79 Hell Bent For Leather Delivering The Goods Running Wild Beyond The Realms Of Death The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown) Victim Of Changes Rock Forever Starbreaker
CD33 & CD34 – Live In Houston ’86
CD33 Out In The Cold Locked In Heading Out To The Highway Metal Gods Breaking The Law Love Bites Some Heads Are Gonna Roll The Sentinel Private Property Desert Plains Rock You All Around The World
CD34 The Hellion/ Electric Eye Turbo Lover Freewheel Burning Victim Of Changes The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown) Living After Midnight You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ Hell Bent For Leather
CD35 & CD36 – Live In New Haven ’88
CD35 The Hellion/ Electric Eye Metal Gods Sinner Breaking The Law Come And Get It I’m a Rocker The Sentinel The Ripper Beyond The Realms Of Death Some Heads Are Gonna Roll
CD36 Turbo Lover Ram It Down Heavy Metal Victim Of Changes The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown) Living After Midnight You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ Hell Bent For Leather
CD37 – Los Angeles ’90 (Previously Unreleased) Riding on the Wind Grinder Heading Out to the Highway Between the Hammer & the Anvil Bloodstone Better by You, Better Than Me Leather Rebel The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown) Hell Bent for Leather You’ve Got Another Thing Coming
CD38 – London ’81(Previously Unreleased) Solar Angels Intro / Heading Out to the Highway Metal Gods Hell Bent for Leather Breaking the Law Sinner Beyond the Realms of Death Grinder Desert Plains You Don’t Have to Be Old to Be Wise Victim of Changes The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown)
CD39 – Denver ’80 (Previously Unreleased) Hell Bent for Leather The Ripper Running Wild Living After Midnight Sinner Beyond the Realms of Death You Don’t Have to Be Old to Be Wise Grinder Victim of Changes Steeler Genocide Tyrant The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown)
CD40 – Irvine ’91 (Previously Unreleased) Hell Bent for Leather Heading Out to the Highway The Hellion / Electric Eye Diamonds and Rust All Guns Blazing Metal Gods Some Heads Are Gonna Roll The Ripper Night Crawler Turbo Lover A Touch of Evil Painkiller The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown) Breaking the Law Living After Midnight You’ve Got Another Thing Coming
CD41 & CD42 – Beyond Live & Rare Previously unreleased stereo recordings from the archives
CD41 Epitaph (Studio Demo) Demo from 1976’s Sad Wings Of Destiny Solar Angels (Live) July 22, 1981 – New York, NY – The Palladium Sinner (Live) July 22, 1981 – New York, NY – The Palladium Desert Plains (Live) July 22, 1981 – New York, NY – The Palladium You Don’t Have To Be Old To Be Wise (Live) July 22, 1981 – New York, NY – The Palladium Genocide (Live) May 09, 1978 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre Victim Of Changes (Live) May 09, 1978 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre Ripper (Live) May 09, 1978 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre Screaming For Vengeance (Live) November 24, 1982 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Convention Center The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown) (Live) June 07, 1981 – Odessa, TX – Ector County Coliseum Victim of Changes (Live) June 07, 1981 – Odessa, TX – Ector County Coliseum
CD42 Tyrant (Live) June 07, 1981 – Odessa, TX – Ector County Coliseum Diamonds and Rust (Live) February 14, 1981 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Jaap Edenhal White Heat Red Hot (Live) July 29, 1978 – Tokyo, Japan – Yuubin Chokin Hall Better By You Better Than Me (Live) July 29, 1978 – Tokyo, Japan – Yuubin Chokin Hall Starbreaker (Live) July 29, 1978 – Tokyo, Japan – Yuubin Chokin Hall Rock Forever (Live) Killing Machine Tour – February 09, 1979 – Tokyo, Japan – Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan Evil Fantasies (Live) Killing Machine Tour – February 09, 1979 – Tokyo, Japan – Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan Troubleshooter (Live) World Wide Blitz Tour – February 29, 1981 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Rhein-Main-Halle Grinder (Live) World Wide Blitz Tour – February 29, 1981 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Rhein-Main-Halle The Sentinel (Live) May 02, 1984 – Albuquerque, NM – Tingley Coliseum Freewheel Burning (Live) May 02, 1984 – Albuquerque, NM – Tingley Coliseum All Guns Blazing (Live) August 17, 1991 – Montreal, QC, Canada – Forum de Montreal Painkiller (Live) March 26, 1991 – Sheffield, England – Sheffield City Hall Mother Sun (Live) October 11, 1975 – Slough, England – Slough College
The track listing for the Reflections Edition is noted below.
REFLECTIONS – 50 HEAVY METAL YEARS OF MUSIC 1CD Let Us Prey / Call for the Priest You Don’t Have to Be Old to Be Wise Fever Eat Me Alive All Guns Blazing Never The Heroes Dissident Aggressor (Live) Out in the Cold (Live) Judas Priest – Running Wild (Live) *Victim Of Changes (Live) (May 09, 1978 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre) *The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown) (Live) (Point of Entry ‘Worldwide Blitz’ Tour – Live in Hammersmith, London – November 21, 1981 – Foundations Forum – Hammersmith Odeon) *Bloodstone (Live) (Screaming For Vengeance World Vengeance Tour – Live in Atlanta, GA – December 11, 1982 – The Omni) *Judas Priest – The Ripper (Live) (Irvine, CA – July 12, 1991 – Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre) *Beyond the Realms of Death (Live) (Killing Machine/Hell Bent For Leather Tour – Live In New York, NY – March 11, 1979 – The Mudd Club) *The Hellion / Electric Eye (Live) (Turbo ‘Fuel For Life’ Tour – Live In Houston, TX – June 21, 1986 – The Summit) *Sinner (Live) (Ram It Down ‘Mercenaries Of Metal’ Tour – Live In New Haven, CT – August 7, 1988 – New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum)
REFLECTIONS – 50 HEAVY METAL YEARS OF MUSIC 2LP DOUBLE GATEFOLD RED VINYL, 180GSM
SIDE A Let Us Prey / Call for the Priest You Don’t Have to Be Old to Be Wise Fever Eat Me Alive
SIDE B All Guns Blazing Never The Heroes Dissident Aggressor (Live) Out in the Cold (Live) Judas Priest – Running Wild (Live)
SIDE C *previously unreleased* Victim Of Changes (Live) (May 09, 1978 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre) The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown) (Live) (Point of Entry ‘Worldwide Blitz’ Tour – Live in Hammersmith, London – November 21, 1981 – Foundations Forum – Hammersmith Odeon) Bloodstone (Live) (Screaming For Vengeance World Vengeance Tour – Live in Atlanta, GA – December 11, 1982 – The Omni) Judas Priest – The Ripper (Live) (Irvine, CA – July 12, 1991 – Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre)
SIDE D *previously unreleased* Beyond the Realms of Death (Live) (Killing Machine/Hell Bent For Leather Tour – Live In New York, NY – March 11, 1979 – The Mudd Club) The Hellion / Electric Eye (Live) (Turbo ‘Fuel For Life’ Tour – Live In Houston, TX – June 21, 1986 – The Summit) Sinner (Live) (Ram It Down ‘Mercenaries Of Metal’ Tour – Live In New Haven, CT – August 7, 1988 – New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum)
In other news, Judas Priest announced last month, details for its upcoming 50th anniversary tour. The tour’s schedule is noted below. Tickets are available here. Sabaton will serve as support for the tour.
CONFIRMED TOUR DATES:
9/8/2021 Reading PA Santander Arena* 9/9/2021 Virginia Beach VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater*+ 9/11/2021 Orlando FL Central Florida Fairgrounds^# 9/13/2021 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 9/14/2021 Raleigh NC Red Hat Amphitheater* 9/16/2021 Grand Rapids MI Van Andel Arena* 9/17/2021 Youngstown OH Covelli Centre^ 9/19/2021 Detroit MI Fox Theatre* 9/20/2021 Rosemont IL Rosemont Theatre* 9/22/2021 Milwaukee WI Miller High Life Theatre^ 9/23/2021 Minneapolis MN The Armory* 9/25/2021 Maryland Heights MO Saint Louis Music Park 9/26/2021 Louisville KY Louder Than Life Festival^# 9/29/2021 Denver CO The Mission Ballroom^ 9/30/2021 West Valley City UT Maverik Center* 10/2/2021 Everett WA Angel Of The Winds Arena* 10/3/2021 Portland OR Moda Center* 10/5/2021 Oakland CA Fox Theater^ 10/6/2021 Los Angeles CA Microsoft Theater^ 10/8/2021 Las Vegas NV Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood 10/9/2021 Phoenix AZ Arizona Federal Theatre 10/12/2021 San Antonio TX Freeman Coliseum^ 10/13/2021 Cedar Park TX HEB Center Cedar Park^ 10/15/2021 Irving TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory 10/16/2021 Oklahoma City OK The Zoo Amphitheatre^ 10/19/2021 Independence MO Cable Dahmer Arena* 10/21/2021 Nashville TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium* 10/22/2021 Alpharetta GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre* 10/24/2021 Charleston WV Charleston Civic Center Coliseum* 10/25/2021 Philadelphia PA The Met* 10/27/2021 Newark NJ Prudential Center* 10/28/2021 Oxon Hill MD The Theater at MGM National Harbor 10/30/2021 Mashantucket CT Foxwoods Resort Casino – Grand Theater^ 10/31/2021 Lowell MA Tsongas Center At UMass Lowell* 11/2/2021 Halifax NS Scotiabank Centre* 11/4/2021 Laval , QC Place Bell* 11/5/2021 Hamilton ONT First Ontario Centre*
* new show ^ not a Live Nation event # festival date + Sabaton not support on this date; support is TBD
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Courtesy: Shout! Factory/Shout! Studios/Icon Television Music, Inc./Sony Music
Carlos Santana has been in the headlines a lot this year. He released a new EP in January. That record – In Search of Mona Lisa — was followed up in June, with a new full-length album, Africa Speaks. Early this month, even more music from Santana saw the light of day with a new archived concert from Shout! Factory, Icon Television Music, Inc. and Sony Music in the form of Live at Us Festival. Originally recorded Sept. 4, 1982, the vintage recording was released on Blu-ray Sept. 6, almost 37 years to the day after the concert featured in the presentation. The recording is another welcome presentation for fans of Carlos Santana in part because of its set list, which will be discussed shortly. The recording’s editing adds to its interest and will be discussed a little later. The bonus content featured with the recording rounds out its most important elements. Each item noted here plays its own part in making the concert appealing for Santana fans and music fans alike. All things considered, they make the recording in whole, one more of this year’s top new live Blu-rays and DVDs.
Carlos Santana’s latest live recording Live at Us Festival is an enjoyable new offering from one of the elder statesmen of the music industry that his fans and music fans alike will enjoy. That is due in part to the set list featured in this vintage concert recording. The show’s set list is made up of a total of 13 songs, two of which – ‘Gypsy Queen’ and ‘Marbles’ – are actually part of some two-song collections. The songs in total show, even then, they wide range of Santana’s talents and his fellow musicians. The whole thing opens with a performance of the group’s own work, ‘Searchin,’ which is then followed up by the first of the two-part pieces, ‘Black Magic Woman’/’Gypsy Queen.’ What is important to note here is that ‘Black Magic Woman’ was originally composed by peter Green and made famous by Fleetwood Mac. Fleetwood Mac is a far cry, stylistically, from Santana. Yet Santana and company made the song their own, and did so impressively at that. The musicianship of the percussionists – Raul Rekow, Armando Peraza and Orestas Vilat – adds so much to the performance. The control they have on their respective instruments is astonishing in the best way possible. Much the same can be said of the trio’s performance during ‘Savor.’ The timbales, guiro and congas really serve as the backbone for the arrangement, which in this case is one of the group’s originals. The keyboards, handled by Richard Baker, add even more enjoyment to the performance. This is just one more way in which the set list shines. Between the group’s own originals and its covers, the whole of the set list makes for a presentation that without any doubt, will keep audiences fully engaged and entertained. The only down side to the whole thing is the fact that audiences don’t get the band’s whole set in this concert. Also featured in the concert were performances of the songs ‘Primera Invasion,’ ‘Dealer/’Spanish Rose’ and ‘Soul Sacrifice.’ They were also omitted from the concert’s broadcast on AXS TV. That aside, what is presented in terms of the set list and performance thereof is enjoyable in its own right. To that end, it creates a solid foundation for the recording’s whole.
While the concert footage featured in the recording is a key piece of its whole, it is not the recording’s only important element. The recording’s editing plays into its whole, too. In examining the editing, the most notable aspect thereof is the separation of the recording between its concert and interview segments. Each performance segment is preceded by an interview segment with Santana that is clearly much more recent than the footage from the concert. Those breaks from the concert not only serve to help the recording’s pacing, but also to make the overall presentation more personal for viewers. That is thanks to Santana’s very real and frank commentaries. Those commentaries tackle a variety of topics, such as his view about the roots of what so many people label as Latin music, “real guitarists vs. not-so-real guitarists,” and the purpose of music. Those discussions in themselves are just as certain to keep viewers entertained and are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. The bonus extended interviews featured with the recording make for even more interest.
The extended discussions that are featured as bonus content show Santana’s lighter side as he talks about “real guitarists” playing from all throughout inside instead of just their fingers. He also goes into more depth about his sound and that of his band not really being a signature sound. That discussion is one of the most enlightening of the discussions. He also goes into more depth as to his view of how “Latin” music has been mislabeled by the powers that be. Between these discussions and more, the extended discussion cuts truly are bonuses that are just as worth taking in as the concert’s main footage. When both elements are considered along with the recording’s editing, the whole of the recording becomes a presentation that Santana’s fans will appreciate just as much as music fans in general.
Live at Us Festival is a positive new offering from Carlos Santana that music lovers across the board will appreciate. It offers a set list that clearly puts on display the talents of Santana and his fellow musicians and the breadth of the band’s influences. That in itself makes the concert well worth viewing. The concert’s editing ensures even more, its appeal for viewers, as it is broken up into varying live and interview segments. The bonus extended interview cuts that are featured with the recording put the final touch on the recording’s whole. Each item discussed is important in its own way to the whole of the recording. All things considered, they make Live at Us Festival one more welcome addition to the music libraries of Santana’s most devoted fans and of audiophiles in general. More information on this and other titles from Shout! Factory is available online now at:
Dream Theater is officially calling a new label home.
The band announced Monday that it had signed a new contract with Sony Music. Specifics of the deal were not announced, but it is known that the band’s next album, its 14th, will be released via InsideOut Music, which is Sony Music’s progressive music imprint. InsideOut Music is also part of the Century Media Label Group, a division of Sony Music.
The band released a statement about the deal expressing the excitement of each member about the deal. The statement cited InsideOut Music Label Head/A&R Thomas Waber’s support of the band as a key motivation for signing the new deal.
“We are all really excited about signing a brand new record deal with InsideOut/Sony!,” the band members said in the statement. “We’ve known Thomas Waber for a very long time and it’s great to finally get a chance to work together. Thomas’ enthusiasm, energy, music industry expertise and positive outlook towards the future of DT’s recording career has been incredible to witness, and we have no doubt that being part of the InsideOut/Sony family will be an amazing creative and professional experience for us all!”
Waber shared the band’s excitement as he discussed the deal.
“This is what the term ‘coming full circle’ was invented for,” Waber said. “We’ve followed the band closely ever since they started touring in Europe in 1993, and there has been a lot of friendship and history between DT and us for close to 25 years. Stepping up to the plate to join them for this next important chapter in their career feels like the natural and right thing to do. I can’t wait to get started!”
Sony Music Germany CFO Philip von Esebeck agreed.
“This is an important signing in our goal to support and grow the InsideOut Music label as a brand, and we are very excited at Sony Music to welcome Dream Theater to our roster of top-tier artists!”
Before joining InsideOut Music/Sony Music, Dream Theater released its past four albums via Roadrunner Records. The band has also released albums via Atlantic Records, Elektra Records, ATCO and East West America.
More information on Dream Theater’s new deal is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:
Mark your calendars, Jimi Hendrix fans. A new Hendrix album is coming in the new year.
Experience Hendrix, LLC and Legacy Recordings — the catalog division of Sony Music — will release a brand new collection of previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix songs in the new year titled Both Sides of the Sky. Currently set for release on Friday, March 9, the album completes a trilogy that started with Valleys of Neptune (2010) and continued with People, Hell and Angels (2013).
The new, forthcoming 13-song album includes 10 previously unreleasd Hendrix compilation. The songs overall were crafted between 1968 and 1970. The record will be available on CD, digital and limited, numbered 2 LP platform. It includes a preciously unreleased take on Muddy Waters’ classic hit ‘Mannish Boy’ as well as ‘$20 Fine,’ a piece that also featured work from Stephen Stills (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) and ‘Georgia Blues,’ which features Lonnie Youngblood — with whom Hendrix worked during his days with Curtis Knight & The Squires –along with 10 other equally interesting songs. The record’s full track listing is noted below.
Both Sides of the Sky is a significant release because it presents Hendrix’s abilities and talents with studio production and his increased use of that resource. Jimi’s sister Janie Hendrix — who is also Presdent and CEO of Experience Hendrix, LLC — produced this new album alongside John McDermott and Eddie Kramer. Kramer engineered every one of Hendrix’s albums during his life. The trio also has also teamed for every Hendrix audio and visual recording 1996 in order to maintain the high quality come to be expected in each release.
Janie Hendrix said in a recent interview that presenting only the best product possible has been the company’s goal from day one.
“We have a growing commitment to preserve the legacy of Jimi and also to cotninue to give the worldwide family of Jimi fans quality releases,” Hendrix said. “That’s what Both Sides of the Sky reflects…our growing commitment. In a deeper sense, it’s the keeping of a promise. Jimi and I once made a promise to each other. He said he would take care of me and I told him I would take care of him. Through his music and our preservation of his work, my brother and I honor one another. We are now in our third decade of watching over Jimi’s creative works and our resolve to maintain the integrity of what he left us has only grown stronger with time.”
Kramer echoed that sentiment.
“Jimi’s true home was the studio,” Kramer said. “That’s where the music and the magic happened. He loved everything about recording and it’s been my distinct pleasure and an honor to play a part in that process both then and now.”
More information on Both Sides of the Sky is available online now along with all of the latest Hendrix news at:
Judas Priest will re-issue another of its classic albums next year.
The veteran hard rock band announced this week it will re-issue its 1986 album Turbo on Feb. 3, 2017 via Sony Music. The band’s 10th full-length studio recording, it was a major change of pace for the band stylistically and lyrically.
The album will be re-issued on a 3-CD set that includes the original album along with two bonus discs featuring live performances of songs included in Turbo and other classic Judas Priest songs. The live performances are all previously unreleased recordings. The track listing for the 3-disc set is noted below.
DISC ONE – TURBO: REMASTERED
Rock You All Around The World
Out In The Cold
Wild Nights, Hot & Crazy Days
Hot For Love
DISC TWO – LIVE AT THE KEMPER ARENA, KANSAS CITY
Out In the Cold
Heading Out To The Highway
Breaking The Law
Some Heads Are Gonna Roll
Rock You All Around The World
DISC THREE- LIVE AT THE KEMPER ARENA, KANSAS CITY
Victim Of Changes
The Green Manalishi (With The Two -Pronged Crown)
Living After Midnight
You’ve Got Another Thing Coming
Hell Bent For Leather
Along with its triple-disc re-issue, Turbo album will also be re-issued on a single-disc 150-gram vinyl pressing. The album can be pre-ordered online now via Judas Priest’s webstore.
More information on the band’s upcoming re-issue of Turbo is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at: