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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Rock News for Tuesday 24th August, 2010

Hi folks, well apologies for lack of news yesterday, but hoped you found the Black Sabbath DVD review, a little entertaining.
As you can guess, it's relatively quiet on the update front right now and there very few press releases hitting my inbox, so apologies for the quieter days.
I keep scouting around to try and find what I can though, so at least there's something for you!
Keep on rockin'!

New Syd Barrett compilation due: 'An Introduction To Syd Barrett'.

On 4 October 2010, EMI/Harvest Records will release An Introduction To Syd Barrett, a brand new collection that brings together for the first time the tracks of Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett on one compilation. David Gilmour, having co-produced The Madcap Laughs (with Roger Waters) and produced Barrett, has taken the role of executive producer for the album, collaborating with engineers Andy Jackson and Damon Iddins, who have remixed five tracks including 'Octopus', 'She Took A Long Cool Look', 'Dominoes' and 'Here I Go'. David has added bass guitar to 'Here I Go', and the team have also remixed Pink Floyd's 'Matilda Mother'.

Brand new artwork has been provided by long time Pink Floyd associate Storm Thorgerson and his estimable studio.

Tracklisting is Arnold Layne, See Emily Play, Apples And Oranges, Matilda Mother (2010 Mix), Chapter 24, Bike (all by Pink Floyd), Terrapin, Love You, Dark Globe, Here I Go (2010 Remix), Octopus (2010 Mix), She Took A Long Cool Look (2010 Mix) (aka She Took A Long Cold Look), If It's In You (all from The Madcap Laughs), Baby Lemonade, Dominoes (2010 Mix), Gigolo Aunt, Effervescing Elephant (all from Barrett) and Bob Dylan Blues (from Wouldn't You Miss Me – The Best Of Syd Barrett). All tracks have been remastered from the original analogue masters by Andy Jackson of Tube Mastering.

An addition to An Introduction To Syd Barrett is the previously-unreleased 20-minute instrumental 'Rhamadan'. Produced by former Pink Floyd and Syd co-manager Peter Jenner, the list of musicians is lost in the mists of time, though it's rumoured to include congas by Steve Peregrine Took of Tyrannosaurus Rex. It is to be offered as an extra downloadable track with the CD (via an auxiliary Website), and also the iTunes version of the album. Once again Damon Iddins and Andy Jackson mixed it in 2010.

Rush 2112 and Moving Pictures (Classic Album) DVD and Blue Ray to be released September 28th  

The latest addition to the acclaimed and award winning Classic Albums series tells the story behind the making of two legendary albums from Rush. “2112” was the album that saw Rush break through to major chart success, going to No.1 in their native Canada and Top 75 in the USA where it would eventually be certified triple platinum. “Moving Pictures” opened them to a mass audience for the first time and remains the biggest selling album of their career. It also went to No.1 in Canada and went quadruple platinum there while hitting No.3 in both the UK and USA. Rush members Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart talk us through the making of the albums, together with original producer Terry Brown via interviews, demonstrations, archive videos and use of the original multi-track tapes. BONUS FEATURES Over 50 minutes of additional interviews, archive footage and new demonstrations not included in the broadcast version.
For more info on 'Classic Album' releases go to:

Michael Schenker jams with Scorpions on last night of tour

For some lucky people, this past Saturday night in Rosemont, IL, The Scorpions played their last night of the recent US tour and who was opening? None other than ex-Scorpion Michael Schenker and M.S.G.
It promised to be a great show and it seemed obvious that as the last night of the tour, they would jam together.
It seems they did with Michael Schenker joining The Scorpions on 'Another Piece of Meat' and Michael's guest drummer on his tour, Carmine Appice joined The Scorpions for 'No One Like You.'
It seems got the lowdown on it and feature both fan shot videos over there.
Here's the direct link to the story:

As a reminder of the Scorpions gig here in Detroit, here's a link to that review:

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