Really sorry again for the lack of updates ...
Life is just so consuming right now and I'll tell you, I wish I could just sleep for twenty fours hours, I feel so tired! I do miss the holidays that the UK gets through work ...
Ah well, enough of my woes, on with the news.
Some of these pieces, were received during the weekend, so once again, I'm sorry you are not seeing these right away.
Hope you have a great week folks, Cheers,
Jimi Jamison returns with his new solo album "Never Too Late"
JIMI JAMISON – one of Melodic Rock’s most legendary voices – returns with his new solo album "Never Too Late"
Often referred to as one of the American top Rock vocalists, Jimi Jamison has been the singer with Target, Cobra and finally Survivor – who rejoined in late 2011 - for more than a decade, apart from being an accomplished solo artist on his own.
Among Jamison’s best known performances are "Burning Heart", from the Rocky IV movie which hit #2 on the Billboard Charts, "High On You" (#8), and "The Search Is Over" (#4).
On the heels of this superb release, Jimi toured Europe a few times and culminated with an appearance at the popular Firefest in the UK in 2011.
In the meanwhile Jamison started to work together with Swedish songwriter and producer Erik Mårtensson (W.E.T., Eclipse etc), who had met “virtually” while working on the successful Kimball Jamison duet album to which Mårtensson had contributed with some songwriting. They started laying down the foundations for a new solo album backed immediately by the enthusiasm of Frontiers Records President, Serafino Perugino.
This album rocks really hard at times; that’s probably the heaviest Jamison has ever been involved with since the times of Cobra.
Still the melodies are going to haunt you and stay in your mind for a long time.
“Never Too Late” tracklisting includes:
Everybody's Got A Broken Heart; The Great Unknown; Never Too Late; I Can't Turn Back; Street Survivor; The Air I Breathe; Not Tonight; Calling The Game; Bullet In The Gun; Heaven Call Your Name; Walk On (Wildest Dreams).
The first single off the album – the title track “Never Too Late” - can be streamed in full on the Frontiers webradio www.frontiers.it/webradio
Erik Mårtensson - Lead & Rhythm Guitar. Bass, Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Magnus Ulfstedt - Drums
Jonas Öijvall - Hammond B3, Piano & Analog Synthesizers
Magnus Henriksson - Lead Guitar on "Street Survivor" & "Heaven Call Your Name"
Micky Moody was pleased to say. “Like the rest of the guys I am very pleased to be associated with such a renowned record company. We've really enjoyed writing and recording the new album and look forward to a successful future alliance”!
Micky Moody - guitar, slide guitar, vocals
Neil Murray - bass
Laurie Wisefield - guitar, vocals
Harry James - drums, vocals
Adam Wakeman - keyboards, vocals
Chris Ousey - lead vocals
Cannata was a founding member and driving force behind the New Haven-based progressive rock band Jasper Wrath in the 70's (an outfit who also featured James Christian for some time, who later went on to join House of Lords).
After the band's demise he later formed a new project called Arc Angel with former Jasper Wrath bandmate Michael Soldan. The group signed a record deal with CBS Records and released a superb self-titled debut in 1983 for the Portrait label imprint (home also for Aldo Nova, Orion The Hunter, Heart and many more legendary acts).
Cannata has recently independently released two more albums Tamorok and Mysterium Magnum (in 2006) before deciding to resurrect the original Arc Angel monicker and return with a more concise and melodic rock based new album for Frontiers Records.
Some of the song titles include "Day In The Sun", "Believe In Me", "Shot in the Dark", "Welcome to your Future", "Every Little Lie" and more.
The album will include a total of 12 original songs. Frontiers plans the release of this new exciting Melodic Rock record in 2013.
Tapes are being mixed by Mike Slamer in is studios in Los Angeles.
Some of the song titles include "Down", "I See You There", "Lay it on the Line", "Time and Time Again" and "What Love's Supposed to Be".
All the fans that have appreciated the previous two efforts from Seventh Key will be delighted with the new songs. The label hopes to release the record in the first half of 2013.
WORK OF ART
Some of the song titles which will be included on the record are "Time to Let Go", "How Do You Sleep at Night?", "Over The Line", "My Waking Dream" and "Hold On To Love".
Main songwriter and guitarist Robert Sall says: "Musically we will stay true to the style of our previous records and sonically we'll be working on several ideas to make this one sound even bigger and better than our last album."
Frontiers plans to release this exciting come back sometime during 2013.
Riding… starts with that drum passage, that clattering, and then it just really roars off. It’s probably a stronger statement in terms of metal than Electric Eye is musically. It just has a wonderful sense of being determined and having that type of strong and forceful attitude to it. It’s about shooting for the stars. It pertains a bit to being on a bike, riding on the wind, that sort of thing. Lyrically I was trying to take the atmosphere of a lightning storm, or a hurricane, and riding on it and grabbing hold of it. It’s a glorious statement in terms of metal.”
JEFF LYNNE VIDEO FOR "MERCY, MERCY" DEBUTS TODAY AT ROLLINGSTONE.COM
FEATURING LYNNE ON ALL INSTRUMENTS IN HIS BAND "THE JEFFS"
OCTOBER 9 MARKS US RELEASE OF TWO ALBUMS: HIS SOLO RELEASE "LONG WAVE" AND THE NEWLY RECORDED "MR. BLUE SKY - THE VERY BEST OF ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA"
JEFF LYNNE’s new video for “Mercy, Mercy” - the first track from his upcoming album LONG WAVE, out October 9 in the USA on Frontiers Records - has exclusively premiered at Rollingstone.com. Shot at his Los Angeles home studio that’s known as Bungalow Palace Studios, the Martyn Atkins-directed clip features none other than “The Jeffs,” a composite of four simultaneous images of the iconic British artist playing acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass and drums, as he did on the recording of the album.
The clip can be viewed here:
JEFF LYNNE - the legendary founder of ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA and collaborator and producer of many greats including The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Tom Petty, Joe Walsh and more — recently made a rare appearance at The Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles (9/12) in advance of the October 9 release of two albums on Frontiers Records: the solo disc LONG WAVE, a heartfelt and vivid tribute to some of the very songs that originally inspired him, and MR. BLUE SKY – THE VERY BEST OF ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA.
The evening’s program included a screening of Reel to Reel: Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne and ELO and a discussion/Q&A about the film, moderated by Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares, Scott Goldman.
LYNNE’s friends on hand included Tom Petty and guitarist Mike Campbell, Joe Walsh, Olivia Harrison, musician Gary Wright and drummer Jim Keltner.
Meanwhile, LYNNE's illuminating and entertaining documentary Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne and ELO gets to the heart of who JEFF LYNNE is and how he has had such a tremendous musical influence on our world. The answer--as told by the British artist himself and such distinguished collaborators and friends of JEFF as Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Tom Petty, Joe Walsh, Olivia and Dhani Harrison, Barbara Orbison and Eric Idle - is that LYNNE is a true man of music for whom the recording studio is his greatest instrument.
The release of LONG WAVE and MR. BLUE SKY – THE VERY BEST OF ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA mark the 40th anniversary of ELO. LYNNE’s legacy will further be celebrated with releases in 2013 including ELO Live! plus expanded reissues of the ELO’s 2001 album Zoom and LYNNE’s first solo album in 1990, Armchair Theater.
For up to date info on all things JEFF LYNNE and ELO, go here: www.elo.biz
LONG WAVE powerfully celebrates the music of a time when LYNNE’s lifelong passion for music began, evoking an era back when old standards were just giving way to rock & roll. He somehow makes pre-rock standards like “Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered,” “Smile” and “Love Is A Many Splendored Thing” -- along with a few of his favorite gems from the Sixties such as the first single “Mercy, Mercy,” “Let It Rock” and “So Sad” - his own with these loving versions. LYNNE’s deeply felt and musically brilliant one-man-band takes add up to an inspired love letter to music itself - and an exquisite reflection of the way songs grace and change our lives.
MR. BLUE SKY – THE VERY BEST OF ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA is a powerful testament to LYNNE’s enduring artistry and his singular desire to get things right once and for all. Featuring such classics as “Evil Woman, “Don’t Bring Me Down,” “Livin’ Thing” and “Mr. Blue Sky,” the result is, in effect, a kind of showdown between JEFF LYNNE today and his extremely illustrious past, and thanks to improved technology and recording artistry, LYNNE somehow comes out on top again. It’s a fresh chance to hear these extraordinary songs sounding sharper and clearer than the old versions. “There was a big reason I wanted to re-record these ELO songs,” says LYNNE. “When I listen to the old versions they don’t sound the way I thought they did when I first wrote and recorded them. I wanted to use the experience I’ve gained producing records ever since and have a completely new try at them. I’m not saying the old versions aren’t good; I like them very much. We were doing our best, but experience and technology also play a big a big part, and these new ones sound much more solid and tight.”
LEGEND RECORDS is proud to announce the release of “Calm Before The Storm 2” by DARE!
UK’s finest AOR band DARE return with their 7th studio album “Calm Before The Storm 2” which will be released on Legend Records on October 8th, 2012.
Calm Before The Storm 2 is Dare’s seventh studio album. Originally released ten years ago in Europe alone, Darren Wharton has since obtained the rights. The album has been completely re-recorded, and the new running order includes the previously unreleased tracks ‘Precious’ and ‘Cold Wind Will Blow’ . It is the album Darren always wanted to release.
Fronted by singer/songwriter Darren Wharton (who first rose to fame in the early eighties playing keyboards with legendary Irish rock band Thin Lizzy), DARE are one of the most respected and innovative melodic rock bands working today, gaining cult status among AOR fans throughout Europe, the UK and the world.
Darren joined Philip Lynott’s Thin Lizzy at the tender age of eighteen and enjoyed 5 great years with the band touring extensively, alongside renowned guitarist Scott Gorham, drummer Brian Downey, guitarists Snowy White (Pink Floyd), Gary Moore (RIP) and John Sykes (Whitesnake).
Working closely with Philip Lynott, Darren also recorded classic Thin Lizzy albums, such as ‘Chinatown’, ‘Renegade’, and ‘Thunder and Lightning’ on which Wharton co-wrote 3 songs, including the hit single ‘The Sun Goes Down’. Sadly, the latter was to be Thin Lizzy’s last studio album, and in 1986 Darren Wharton returned to his home town of Manchester where, as an outlet for his creative flare for song writing and working with young Oldham guitarist Vinny Burns (Ten, Asia), he formed his own band, DARE.
Darren re-joined Thin Lizzy two years ago and the band continues to tour extensively around the world to rapturous fans and huge audiences. The band recently completed a big tour of the USA and Europe with Judas Priest and recently supported Guns ‘n’ Roses in the UK as well as scores of major festival shows.
Thin Lizzy are currently recording a brand new album and the band’s profile remains high.
Wharton’s style of songwriting - modern anthemic rock with Celtic overtones - coupled with the bands powerful live performances throughout Europe have gained Dare cult status on the British and European rock scenes. The band’s A&M debut album ‘Out Of The Silence’, recorded at Joni Mitchell’s Bel Air Studio Los Angeles, and produced by Nickelback producer Mike Shipley, is still widely regarded today as one of the all time great AOR albums.
1. Walk On The Water/ 2. Someday/ 3. Calm Before The Storm/ 4. Crown Of Thorns/ 5. Precious /6. Silence Of Your Head/ 7. Rescue Me/ 8. Ashes/ 9. Rising Sun /10. Cold Wind Will Blow/ 11. Deliverance
Paul McCartney - Live Kisses
Relive The Magic Of One Of Paul’s Most Intimate Concerts Ever
As He Performs Standards From His Critically Acclaimed Album
Kisses On The Bottom
Your Chance To Own on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Video
November 13th 2012
Package includes spectacular concert footage with a cast of top-flight musicians, exclusive promo videos directed by Paul McCartney himself, behind the scenes interviews and a 40 page hardback book featuring an extensive collection of photographs from the event and rehearsals.
New York, NY (September 24, 2012)—November 13th will see the release of Live Kisses – a stunning 13-song film, directed by Jonas Åkerlund, that captures the magic of an extraordinary evening in February of this year.
In the intimate surroundings of Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, where Paul recorded much of his Kisses On The Bottom album, he was reunited with the all-star musicians who joined him on the record to bring the songs to life for a once in a lifetime performance.
This was a concert unlike any Paul had given before. Without his famous Höfner bass in hand or in fact any musical instruments, Paul took his place behind the same microphone that has captured some of the most iconic voices in history to focus on his vocal delivery as he led the assembled A-list group of musicians through a collection of the standards he grew up listening to in his childhood, as well as his own original composition “My Valentine.”
Streamed live to the world online, Live Kisses marked the launch of Paul’s Kisses On The Bottom album.
On the night the all-star line up were reunited to include musical director Diana Krall (piano), John Clayton (bass), Karriem Riggins (drums), John Pizzarelli (guitar), Anthony Wilson (guitar), Mike Mainieri (vibraphone) and conductor Alan Broadbent.
Tommy LiPuma and Al Schmitt resumed their roles in the studio and special guest musicians on the evening included Abe Laboriel Jr. (from Paul’s touring band) on backing vocals and Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh. Walsh performed the “My Valentine” guitar solo originally recorded by Eric Clapton on the studio album.
The concert was performed just hours after Paul brought Vine Street in LA to a standstill as he was presented with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the Capitol Records Building.
Bonus Live Kisses material includes six versions of the “My Valentine” music video, directed by Paul and starring Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman as well as a “Making My Valentine” film. There are also two short films with behind the scenes footage filmed at the Mary McCartney album photoshoot for Kisses On The Bottom.
The final extra is an interview with Paul and producer Tommy LiPuma talking about the story of the album, its conception and creation.
Live Kisses is an intimate and charming concert film which offers an insight into the music and songwriters that inspired Paul to go on to become the most successful songwriter and performer in modern history.
Beautifully presented, Live Kisses comes with a 40-page hardback book containing photographs from the day itself, including the rehearsals.
· To top off an incredibly special week Paul performed twice at the Grammys as well as winning an award himself. He brought the show to a close with a superstar jam, having invited Joe Walsh, Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen to join him on stage.
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1) I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
2) Home (When Shadows Fall)
3) It’s Only A Paper Moon
4) The Glory Of Love
5) More I Cannot Wish You
6) We Three (My Echo, My Shadow And Me)
7) Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
8) My Valentine
10) My Very Good Friend The Milkman
11) Bye Bye Blackbird
12) Get Yourself Another Fool
13) My One And Only Love
Recorded and filmed at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, February 2012
Executive Producer: Paul McCartney
Directed by Jonas Åkerlund
1) My Valentine Video
i) My Valentine Music Video
ii) My Valentine Music Video – Natalie Portman One Take
iii) My Valentine Music Video – Johnny Depp One Take
iv) My Valentine Music Video – Split Screen
v) My Valentine Music Video – Natalie Portman Edit
vi) My Valentine Music Video – Johnny Depp Edit
vii) Making My Valentine
Videos directed by Paul McCartney
Featuring Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp
2) Kisses On The Bottom Album Photo Shoot – Version One
3) Kisses On The Bottom Album Photo Shoot – Version Two
4) Kisses On The Bottom Album Interview
Paul McCartney and Tommy LiPuma interviewed by Robert Hilburn
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Blackmore's Night to release A Knight in New York
Ritchie Blackmore’s musical career is branded by an uncompromising faithfulness to his own musical ideals: he already distinguished himself as an ambitioned rock musician in Deep Purple and Rainbow.
For the past 15 years, Blackmore‘s Night has shown a marked contrast to the two previously successful bands, making him one of the few musicians who has successfully formed and performed in three different musical genres. With “A Knight In York“, the third Blackmore’s Night DVD release, Ritchie, Candice Night and their band of minstrels take their devoted audience on a musical journey through the ages.
Recorded live on 30th September 2011, “A Knight In York“ will be out on 29th June 2012 (UK: 2nd July) on UDR/EMI and features identical track listings in the following formats: Special DVD + CD digipack deluxe edition; CD jewel case (audio), DVD, BluRay, double vinyl LP & digital formats, plus a special limited edition “Fan Package.”
Details to follow at www.udr-music.com.
Candice Night: Lead vocals, Renaissance wood winds, pennywhistles and tambourine
Earl Grey of Chimay: Bass, rhythm guitar
Bard David of Larchmont: Keyboards and vocals
Squire Malcolm of Lumley: drums and percussion
Gypsy Rose: Violin and harmony vocals
Minstrel Albert: Various medieval woodwinds
Special Guest: Autumn
• DVD + CD + Blu-ray Digipack (CD rack size)
• CD (Jewel Case) - UDR 0204 CD
• Double Vinyl LP 12“ (Gatefold) - UDR 0205 LP
• Digital (audio) - UDR 0207
• Digital (video) - UDR 0208
• D2C - UDR 0209 BOX
10/25/12 US Tarrytown, NY - Music Hall
10/26/12 US Stroudsburg, PA - Sherman Theater
10/28/12 US Wilmington, DE - World Café Live
11/02/12 US New York, NY - Concert Hall
01 Locked Within The Crystal Ball
02 Gilded Cage
03 The Circle
05 World Of Stone
06 The Peasant‘s Promise
07 Toast To Tomorrow
08 Fires At Midnight
09 Barbara Allen
11 Dance Of The Darkness
12 Dandelion Wine
13 All The Fun Of The Fayre
14 First Of May
MOTÖRHEAD TO RELEASE LIVE ALBUM & DVD “THE WÖRLD IS OURS - VOL 2 - ANYPLACE CRAZY AS ANYWHERE ELSE” IN OCTOBER!
On October 22nd, 2012 the loudest, most real and raucous rock’n’roll Grammy-winning band in the world, Motörhead, will release “The Wörld Is Ours - Vol 2 - Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else”, the follow-up to 2011’s “The Wörld Is Ours - Vol 1 - Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else”.
Like it’s sibling, Anyplace Crazy… will come packed with more magnificent Motörmaterial from “The Wörld Is Yours” tour, including the triumphant 2011 Wacken headline appearance as well as highlights from the Sonisphere and Rio shows.
• 2 CD + DVD + BR Combobox
CD, DVD and Blu-ray all in one digipack
• 2 CD (Jewel Case) - Wacken full show plus
Sonisphere 6 songs and Rio 5 songs
• 2 Vinyl LP 12“ (Gatefold) - Wacken show only
IN STORES: 10/22/2012
The band will commence with their 2012 European Tour on November 5th in Wolverhampton, UK, ending on December 11th in Kempten, supported by Anthrax.
WACKEN OPEN AIR, GERMANY, AUGUST 6TH, 2011
01 Iron Fist
02 Stay Clean
03 Get Back In Line
05 Over the Top
06 One Night Stand
07 Rock Out
08 The Thousand Names of God
09 I Know How To Die
10 The Chase Is Better Than the Catch
11 In the Name of Tragedy
12 Just ‘Cos You Got the Power
13 Going to Brazil
14 Killed by Death
16 Ace of Spades
SONISPHERE FESTIVAL, UK, JULI 10TH, 2011
01 Iron Fist
02 I Know How To Die
03 In The Name of Tragedy
04 Killed by Death
05 Ace of Spades
ROCK IN RIO, BRAZIL, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2011
01 Stay Clean
02 Over the Top
03 The Chase Is Better Than the Catch
04 Going to Brazil
05 Killed by Death
Festival Impressions W:O:A
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