NPG RECORDS & WARNER BROS. RECORDS ANNOUNCE TWO NEW PRINCE RELEASES, BOTH WITH PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MUSIC FROM THE VAULT
GREATEST HITS COLLECTION PRINCE 4EVER ARRIVES ON NOVEMBER 25
REMASTERED, DELUXE VERSION OF PURPLE RAIN DUE IN EARLY 2017
NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records announced two new Prince releases that will celebrate the iconic artist’s music and introduce fans to previously unreleased material from his legendary vault. This will mark the first Prince recordings released since his passing on April 21st of this year.
Released on November 22nd in the U.S. and November 25th around the world, Prince 4Ever will bring together 40 of Prince’s best-loved songs, including the blockbuster hits “When Doves Cry,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Kiss,” “Little Red Corvette,” “Purple Rain,” “Raspberry Beret,” “Sign O’ The Times,” “Alphabet Street,” “Batdance,” “Cream,” and “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World.”
Prince 4Ever includes “Moonbeam Levels” — a previously unreleased song originally recorded in 1982 during the 1999 sessions and later considered for the never released Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic album. Prince 4Ever will also arrive with a 12-page booklet of never-before-seen photos by acclaimed photographer Herb Ritts.
In addition, early next year will see the release of the much-anticipated remastered, deluxe version of Purple Rain, plans for which were agreed with Prince before he passed away. The remaster of the classic Purple Rain will arrive with a second album of previously unreleased material.
More details will be revealed closer to the release date.
The track-listing for Prince 4Ever is as follows:
2. Little Red Corvette
3. When Doves Cry
4. Let’s Go Crazy
5. Raspberry Beret
6. I Wanna Be Your Lover
7. Soft and Wet
8. Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad
10. When You Were Mine
12. Gotta Stop (Messin’ About)
14. Let’s Work
16. I Would Die 4 U
17. Take Me With U
18. Paisley Park
19. Pop Life
20. Purple Rain
22. Sign ‘O’ The Times
23. Alphabet Street
25. Thieves In The Temple
28. Girls & Boys
29. If I Was Your Girlfriend
30. U Got The Look
31. I Could Never Take The Place of Your Man
32. Glam Slam
33. Moonbeam Levels
34. Diamonds and Pearls
35. Gett Off
36. Sexy MF
37. My Name Is Prince
40. Nothing Compares 2 U
COLDPLAY TO PLAY 13 STADIUM SHOWS ACROSS 9 COUNTRIES
“Kings of the stadium… a dazzling slice of pure paradise”
London Evening Standard
“A planet-sized visual spectacle” The Guardian
“A colourful, vibrant celebration of life” The Telegraph
Coldplay have today announced the first 2017 shows of the A Head Full Of Dreams Tour.
The new European dates are as follows:
Tue June 06 – Olympiastadion, Munich GERMANY
Thu June 08 – Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon FRANCE
Sun June 11 – Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna AUSTRIA
Wed June 14 – Red Bull Arena, Leipzig GERMANY
Fri June 16 – HDI Arena, Hannover GERMANY
Sun June 18 – PGE Narodowy, Warsaw POLAND
Wed June 21 – Koning Boudewijnstadion, Brussels BELGIUM
Sun June 25 – Ullevi, Gothenburg, SWEDEN
Fri June 30 – Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt GERMANY
Mon July 03 – Stadio San Siro, Milan ITALY Sat July 08 – Croke Park, Dublin IRELAND
Tue July 11 – Principality Stadium, Cardiff UK
Sat July 15 – Stade de France, Paris FRANCE
Since March of this year, the A Head Full Of Dreams Tour has played to 2.5 million people across Latin America, the US and Europe, including four sold-out nights at London’s Wembley Stadium. The show was created by the band alongside celebrated production designers Misty Buckley and Paul Normandale. The tour reaches Australia and New Zealand in December.
Tickets for Croke Park, Dublin are priced from €69.50 incl. booking fee and go on sale at 9am on Friday 7th October from www.ticketmaster.ie. Subject to license.
A Head Full Of Dreams has sold more than 4 million copies since its December 2015 release, spawning the hit singles Adventure Of A Lifetime, Hymn For The Weekend and Up&Up, with over a billion YouTube video views between them. A fourth single, the album’s title track, has just been released. Last week, the band were nominated for four awards at this year’s MTV EMAs, including Best Live Act.
IRON MAIDEN CONTINUE THE BOOK OF SOULS WORLD TOUR INTO 2017
Rock legends IRON MAIDEN continue their hugely successful The Book of Souls World Tour into 2017 with a series of European arena shows opening in Antwerp, Belgium on April 22, Maiden’s first visit to this city since 1981 on the Killers Tour! The band then travel to Germany for shows in Oberhausen, Frankfurt and Hamburg before heading into the UK and Ireland for an extensive series of concerts in May including a return to Dublin, their first visit here in seven years, for a date at the 3Arena on May 6.
Maiden founder member and bass player Steve Harris says,
“The whole band is really enjoying this tour and though we love playing festivals and stadiums, it is terrific to return to the intimacy and atmosphere of arenas for a few shows. The songs from The Book Of Souls album and the new Maya-themed Eddies and stage sets have gone down really well and fan reaction has been amazing. And of course we know our fans appreciate us playing a lot of the older songs too, which we will continue to do. “
The dates are:
APR 22 BELGIUM ANTWERP SPORTPALEIS
APR 24 GERMANY OBERHAUSEN KÖNIG-PILSENER-ARENA
APR 28 GERMANY FRANKFURT FESTHALLE
MAY 02 GERMANY HAMBURG BARCLAYCARD ARENA
MAY 04 ENGLAND NOTTINGHAM MOTORPOINT ARENA
MAY 06 IRELAND DUBLIN 3ARENA
MAY 08 ENGLAND MANCHESTER ARENA
MAY 10 ENGLAND SHEFFIELD ARENA
MAY 11 ENGLAND LEEDS FIRST DIRECT ARENA
MAY 14 ENGLAND NEWCASTLE METRO RADIO ARENA
MAY 16 SCOTLAND GLASGOW SSE HYDRO ARENA
MAY 17 SCOTLAND ABERDEEN AECC GE OIL & GAS ARENA
MAY 20 ENGLAND LIVERPOOL ECHO ARENA
MAY 21 ENGLAND BIRMINGHAM BARCLAYCARD ARENA
MAY 24 WALES CARDIFF MOTORPOINT ARENA
MAY 27 ENGLAND LONDON O2 ARENA
No further European cities will be added to this schedule for 2017
Special Guests on all shows will be American arena headliners SHINEDOWN www.shinedown.com
Shinedown’s Zach Myers comments,
“Iron Maiden are the kings of metal and one of the greatest live bands of all time. It’s an honour to be touring with them in Europe and in their home country and to play in front of their fans. We can’t wait to see you in 2017!!!”
Tickets go on-sale Friday 30th September at 9am from www.ticketmaster.ie As usual, there will be an exclusive pre-sale for IRON MAIDEN Fan Club members, details of which can be found on www.ironmaiden.com along with information on how Fan Club members can participate in the draw to be “First To The Barrier”.
IRON MAIDEN continue to be actively dedicated to ensuring their fans always have full access to the best possible tickets in the fairest possible way. Their latest stance on combatting ticket touts for the 2017 Irish and UK dates utilises Paperless Ticketing:
What is Paperless Ticketing?
•Seating information is assigned to a customer’s credit card.
•Cardholder presents credit card, along with a valid photo ID, at venue door.
•Card is swiped and validated via printer and AccessManager scanner.
•Seat locator slip is printed.
Why Paperless Ticketing?
•Eliminates/minimizes the resale of tickets.
•Reduces fraud by requiring the cardholder/purchaser to be present at venue entry.
•Reduces will call lines
Making Customers Aware of Paperless during Purchase Process
•An accept & continue question is put in place to alert customers to their chosen delivery method i.e. paperless ticketing:
•Reminder Email sent to customers who purchased and chose paperless as their delivery method
The Book Of Souls World Tour opened in Florida, U.S.A in February 2016 visiting 36 countries using their new 747 jumbo jet Ed Force One piloted by Bruce which flew band, crew and 22 tonnes of equipment over 61,500 miles (99,000 km) across six continents during the 72 date leg playing to around 1.5 million fans. The Book Of Souls is Maiden’s first ever double studio album and their most successful chart-wise to date, debuting at the #1 spot in over 40 countries around the globe.
Two-time Brit winners Busted are back. James Bourne, Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson are pleased to announce the release of their brand new album ‘Night Driver’ on 11 November via East/West Records. Pre-order here: bit.ly/nightdrivershop
Think you know Busted? Think again. The teen punk pop band you remember that blasted to fame in 2002 is long gone… The Busted that convene today, a decade more mature, are musically and personally far removed from the spike-haired punk pop trio of old. Primarily recorded in LA, ‘Night Driver’ marks a new direction for the band; throughout the past twelve years, the group have all individually accumulated various achievements including solo projects, musicals and acting to name a few. All of which contributed a plethora of new influences and, in turn, brought them back together again. As they say in their own words, “This isn’t the third Busted album. It is the first album of an exciting new chapter.”
In July 2015, months ahead of their eventual reunion and the announcement of their sell-out Pigs Can Fly arena tour, the trio flew to the US under their own steam and sequestered themselves in a studio away from fan and media attention, to find out if they really were on the same page once more. The page they found themselves on was cultivated, neon-lit, synthetic and timeless. It was the glossy LA noir aesthetic of Winding Refn’s Drive and the sound of classic 80’s Juno-60 synths, with their innate knack for a melodic thunderbolt and modern pop and EDM production more akin to TheWeeknd and Daft Punk. “As soon as we started making music it became very apparent that we all wanted to make exactly the same thing,” says Matt. “We’d been listening to dance and pop producers like Skrillex (Justin Bieber) and Max Martin (The Weeknd) who both started off in rock bands.”
“The last thing we wanted to do was try to recreate what we used to have,” says James. “It belongs to that time. All real artists evolve, all real artists try things, it’s unnatural not to.”
“On this record we’re older, we’ve had completely different experiences than what we’d have been talking about ten years ago,” says Charlie. “It’s an authentic reflection of who we are today.”
Though stylistically unrecognisable and far darker around the edges, ‘Night Driver’ is still the vivid hook riot you would expect from Busted, as vivacious in their early thirties as they were in their teens, and the band are itching to present it to the world. Available to download and stream now, new track ‘Coming Home’ is just a taste of what to expect from the boys, and speaking of the reunion they said, “We are beyond excited for the world to finally hear our new music. So much life has been lived over the last twelve years. So much time apart with so many different experiences has made our band feel fresh and reinvigorated.”
James, Matt and Charlie first broke onto the music scene in 2002 with their tongue-incheek ode to Matt’s school teacher Miss MacKenzie, ‘What I Go To School For.’ Within just two years the three-piece had become the biggest band in the country, with four number one singles, two triple platinum albums, a total of five million record sold, and over 750,000 ticket sales including and a record-breaking run of thirteen Wembley Arena shows. Now, with fresh ideas and a new energy, the guys are back and better than ever.
Night Driver is out on 11 November via East/West Records.
Night Driver Tracklisting:
1. Coming Home
2. Night Driver
3. On What You’re On
4. New York
5. Thinking Of You
6. Without It
7. One Of A Kind
8. I Will Break Your Heart
9. Kids With Computers
11. Out Of Our Minds
12. Those Days Are Gone
MICHAEL BUBLE’ TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘NOBODY BUT ME’ ON WARNER BROS./REPRISE RECORDS OCTOBER 21ST
First New Studio Album in Three Years for-Multi-Grammy Winning Superstar – Title Track Single Out Now
Watch the new single ‘Nobody But Me’ below.
Launch of Buble’s New Fragrance for Women Including Special Performance – LIVE on Facebook August 24th at 11pm GMT
Michael Buble Tour Stop 148 Film to Be Released in Theatres from September 25th
Michael Buble’s new album NOBODY BUT ME Is scheduled to be released on October 21st, it was announced today by Warner Bros./ Reprise Records. Nobody But Me is the multi-Grammy, multi-platinum award winning singer’s first album in three years and is his 9th studio album. It follows the critically acclaimed To Be Loved album which was his fourth album to reach No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Charts.
The exciting new collection of original pop tunes and beautiful standards highlight Buble’s talent as a profound interpreter of the American songbook as well as his gifted songwriting and producing style. Nobody But Me is available for pre order on http://bit.ly/mbnobodybutme
Nobody But Me was recorded in Los Angeles and Vancouver and includes three new Buble’ penned originals along with breathtaking reinventions of classics including “My Baby Just Cares For Me”, “The Very Thought of You”, Brian Wilson’s “God Only Knows” and the Johnny Mercer classic “I Wanna Be Around”. Guest artists on the album are Mehgan Trainor and Black Thought (of The Roots). The new album is co-produced by Buble along with Johan Carlsson for MXM Productions, Alan Chang, Jason “Spicy G” Goldman, The Monsters and Strangerz. The first single, the title track “Nobody But Me” is available now. The deluxe version of “Nobody But Me” includes three additional tracks.
“I don’t know that I’ve ever had this much fun working on an album. It was especially thrilling to collaborate with my band who understand that I want to sound better than I’ve ever sounded. I’m also very proud of the new songs. Having the opportunity to co-produce was a joy for me personally,” commented Buble’.
Buble’s talent will also be seen in cinemas this fall when Michael Buble’ “Tour Stop 148” is shown in theatres as a onetime event on Tuesday evening September 27th. The film includes not only dynamic performances by Buble’ from his sold out “To Be Loved Tour” but a close-up view of the behind-the-scenes team that surrounded the singer along with their stories and sacrifices as the show moved from city to city. The “To Be Loved Tour” completed 173 shows in 39 countries and was seen by over two million fans.
In other Buble’ news, on Thursday, August 24th Michael will be debuting his new women’s fragrance and performing songs from his upcoming album at a launch event in New York City which will stream LIVE on Michael’s Facebook at 11pm GMT
BIG MESS DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 9TH VIA
CANVASBACK MUSIC/ATLANTIC RECORDS
Grouplove today shared “Do You Love Someone”, the second song from their highly anticipated third studio album Big Mess, due for release on September 9th via Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records. Those who preorder the album HERE will receive the song and previously released track “Welcome To Your Life” as instant grat downloads.
“Do You Love Someone” is preceded by the album’s lead single, “Welcome To Your Life,” which was the number one most added song at alternative radio for three consecutive weeks. Watch the music video for the song, directed by Iouri Philippe Paille, HERE. Grouplove recently performed the song on the outdoor stage on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. Watch the clip HERE.
Recorded in Los Angeles and Seattle with producers Captain Cuts (Grouplove’s own Ryan Rabin) and Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses, The Shins), Big Mess features the signature choruses and infectious hooks that first brought the Los Angeles quintet to prominence. No stranger to the worldwide festival circuit, Grouplove has made an album that showcases their richly narrated songs.
To celebrate the release of Big Mess, Grouplove is hosting a fan-generated music video contest through Genero.tv. The band will select its favorite submission for each track on the album and reward $3,000 to each of the 11 winners. Fans can currently submit their music videos for “Welcome To Your Life” and “Do You Love Someone” HERE.
Grouplove was honored by the Recording Industry Association of America earlier this summer when tracks “Colours” and “Ways To Go” were both certified as Gold Digital Singles for exceeding 500,000 units sold. Grouplove was previously honored by the RIAA when their breakout single “Tongue Tied” was certified platinum for exceeding 1,000,000 units sold.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy Award-winning rock band Green Day will release their 12th studio album, entitled “Revolution Radio”, on October 7th via Reprise Records. The album is available for pre-order today. Those who pre-order will receive an instant download of the first single, “Bang Bang,” which is now available.
Produced by Green Day and recorded in Oakland, Revolution Radio is a potent 12-track blitz of angst-ridden anthems that unites Green Day’s fully formed stylistic approach with lyrical themes that address the complexities and uncertainties of modern day existence. Musically, the album is raw, visceral, and fearless — solidifying the band’s reign as one of the leading voices in rock music. The first single, “Bang Bang”, released today and inspired by recent events, marks a welcome return from a band with more to say than ever.
“Of course the world has lost its collective mind… and me, Mike and Tré are lost souls too,” said Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. “Revolution Radio is a movement for lost souls to come together… dance together… sing together… and most of all, find each other. That’s what the spirit of Green Day has been about since day one.”
More information on Revolution Radio and live dates will be revealed in the coming weeks.
The track-listing for Revolution Radio is as follows.
1. Somewhere Now
2. Bang Bang
3. Revolution Radio
4. Say Goodbye
6. Bouncing Off The Wall
7. Still Breathing
9. Too Dumb To Die
10. Troubled Times
11. Forever Now
12. Ordinary World
SOUNDTRACK COMPANION TO HIGHLY ANTICIPATED UPCOMING MOTION PICTURE AVAILABLE TO PRE ORDER NOW
RECEIVE INSTANT GRAT DOWNLOAD OF LEAD SINGLE TWENTY ONE PILOTS ‘HEATHENS’
STREAM HERE: http://smarturl.it/StreamSuicideSquad
‘SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM’ – NEW, EXCLUSIVE TRACKS INCLUDE UNPRECEDENTED ALLIANCES SUCH AS:
LIL WAYNE, WIZ KHALIFA & IMAGINE DRAGONS WITH LOGIC AND TY DOLLA $IGN (FEAT. X AMBASSADORS)
ACTION BRONSON & DAN AUERBACH (OF THE BLACK KEYS) [FEAT. MARK RONSON]
AND SKRILLEX & RICK ROSS
SOUNDTRACK ALSO FEATURES PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MATERIAL FROM
KEVIN GATES, PANIC! AT THE DISCO, KEHLANI, GRIMES AND SKYLAR GREY
SUICIDE SQUAD HITS THEATRES NATIONWIDE ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 5TH
“SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM,” the musical companion to the eagerly awaited film from Warner Bros. Pictures arrives in stores and at all online retailers on Friday, August 5th; SUICIDE SQUAD opens worldwide in 3D, and in 2D, and in select IMAX 3D theatres that same day.
“SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM” is available for pre-order at http://smarturl.it/SuicideSquad. All pre-orders will receive an instant grat download of the album’s first single, “Heathens,” by Twenty One Pilots. “Heathens” is also available to stream and download everywhere. The track’s official companion video – which holds never-before-released film footage – will make its debut soon.
“SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM” is as wildly diverse as the Suicide Squad itself, showcasing new and previously unreleased material from some of the most commendable artists in contemporary music. Other highlights include tracks from such unprecedented assemblages as Action Bronson & Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys) [Feat. Mark Ronson], and Skrillex & Rick Ross. What’s more, “SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM” also features new songs from Kevin Gates, Kehlani, Skylar Grey, Grimes and Panic! At The Disco (who offer up an astounding rendition of Queen’s classic “Bohemian Rhapsody”). In addition to these new tracks, the album features musical classics from War and Creedence Clearwater Revival, as well as Eminem’s timeless anthem “Without Me” and a modern rendition of Leslie Gore’s classic “You Don’t Own Me” by Grace and contemporary superstar G-Eazy. The album also features the first full-length version of the ConfidentialMX (Feat. Becky Hanson) cover of “I Started A Joke,” which was featured in the Suicide Squad Comic-Con trailer, named one of the most-watched trailers of 2015 with over 136 million views since its release.
“SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM” will be celebrated in the coming weeks with the continued release of several additional instant grat tracks, including “Standing In The Rain,” by Action Bronson & Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys) [Feat. Mark Ronson] and “Purple Lamborghini” by Skrillex & Rick Ross’ – which will be accompanied by an official music video featuring a special cameo performance by Jared Leto as The Joker. Kehlani’s “Gangsta” will also be released as an instant grat along with its official companion video. For regularly updated news and information, please see www.suicidesquad.com.
“SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM” was produced by Atlantic Records President of Film & TV and GRAMMY® Award-winning soundtrack producer Kevin Weaver (Furious 7, Boardwalk Empire, The Fault In Our Stars, CREED, Girls Volumes 1 & 2, True Blood Volumes 1 & 2) and Creative Officer of Warner Music Group and CEO of both Artist Publishing and Partner Groups, Mike Caren, who recently co-A&Red the Furious 7 soundtrack with Weaver, and has been responsible for signing more than twenty Gold and Platinum-selling artists including Trey Songz, T.I., Flo Rida and Wiz Khalifa.
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ABOUT SUICIDE SQUAD
From director David Ayer (Fury, End of Watch) comes SUICIDE SQUAD, starring Oscar-nominee Will Smith (Ali, The Pursuit of Happyness), Oscar-winner Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street, Focus), Joel Kinnaman (Netflix’s House of Cards) and Oscar nominee Viola Davis (The Help, Doubt).
It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
Written and directed by Ayer based on the characters from DC Comics, SUICIDE SQUAD also stars Jai Courtney (Insurgent), Jay Hernandez (Takers), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World), Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors), Scott Eastwood (Fury), Cara Delevingne (Paper Towns), Adam Beach (Cowboys & Aliens), and Karen Fukuhara in her feature film debut. SUICIDE SQUAD is produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.
Ayer’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Roman Vasyanov (Fury, End of Watch), production designer Oliver Scholl (Edge of Tomorrow), editor John Gilroy (Pacific Rim), costume designer Kate Hawley (The Hobbit Trilogy) and Oscar-nominated visual effects supervisor Jerome Chen (Stuart Little, Fury, The Amazing Spider-Man films). The music is by Oscar-winning composer Steven Price (Gravity).
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, an Atlas Entertainment production, a film by David Ayer, SUICIDE SQUAD. The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. The film opens worldwide in 3D, and in 2D, and in select IMAX 3D theaters beginning August 5th, 2016.
“SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM”
AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE FRIDAY, AUGUST 5TH
1) Skrillex & Rick Ross – “Purple Lamborghini”
2) Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons with Logic and Ty Dolla $ign (feat. X Ambassadors) –
“Sucker For Pain”
3) Twenty One Pilots – “Heathens”
4) Action Bronson & Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys) [Feat. Mark Ronson] – “Standing In The Rain”
5) Kehlani – “Gangsta”
6) Kevin Gates – “Know Better”
7) Grace – “You Don’t Own Me (feat. G-Eazy)”
8) Eminem – “Without Me”
9) Skylar Grey – “Wreak Havoc”
10) Grimes – “Medieval Warfare”
11) Panic! At the Disco – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
12) War – “Slippin’ Into Darkness”
13) Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Fortunate Son”
14) ConfidentialMX – “I Started A Joke (feat. Becky Hanson)”
Led Zeppelin The Complete BBC Sessions Remastering Supervised By Jimmy Page With Previously Unreleased Recordings
CD, Vinyl, And Digital Formats, Including Super Deluxe Boxed Set, Will Be Available On September 16th
Nearly 20 years ago, Led Zeppelin introduced BBC Sessions, an acclaimed two-disc set of live recordings selected from the band’s appearances on BBC radio between 1969 and 1971. Later this year, the band will unveil “THE COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS”, an updated version of the collection that’s been newly remastered with supervision by Jimmy Page and expanded with eight unreleased BBC recordings, including three rescued from a previously “lost” session from 1969.
THE COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS will be available in multiple formats from Atlantic/Swan Song on September 16th:
• Deluxe Edition (3CD) – Remastered original album plus a third disc of unreleased audio.
• Deluxe Edition Vinyl (5LP) – Remastered original album, plus a fifth LP of unreleased audio, on 180-gram vinyl
• Digital Download – Remastered album and unreleased audio will both be available.
• Super Deluxe Boxed Set (3CD/5LP)– This collection includes:
Remastered album. 2 CDs, each in a replica sleeve.
Unreleased audio on CD in a separate card sleeve.
Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl.
Unreleased audio on 180-gram vinyl.
High-def audio download card of all content at 96kHz/24 bit.
48-page book filled with photos of the band, the recording locations, BBC memorabilia, and session information.
High-quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.
BBC Sessions was originally released in 1997 and has been certified double platinum by the RIAA. THE COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS builds on that collection with a third disc that boasts eight unreleased performances. In addition, the set includes extensive session-by-session liner notes written by Dave Lewis. For the first time ever, it provides accurate details and notes about all of the band’s BBC sessions.
Musical highlights on this new collection include the debut of a long-lost radio session that has achieved near-mythic status among fans. Originally broadcast in April 1969, the session included three songs: “I Can’t Quit You Baby,” “You Shook Me,” and the only recorded performance of “Sunshine Woman.”
Also included are two unreleased versions of both “Communication Breakdown” and “What Is And What Should Never Be.” Separated by two years, the performances vividly demonstrate the young band’s rapid evolution over a short period of time.
Jimmy Page spoke about the band’s growth in an interview with Guitar World: “The BBC Sessions show in graphic detail just how organic the group was. Led Zeppelin was a band that would change things around substantially each time it played…We were becoming tighter and tighter, to the point of telepathy.”
Speaking with Wall of Sound, John Paul Jones added: “We’d been on the road a lot by the time those sessions were recorded. The albums were always the starting point of the music, and then we’d take it out and expand it on the road. Then we’d come straight off the road into those BBC studios.”
Recalling the BBC experience in an interview with Mojo, Robert Plant said: “The whole thing was very quaint: the politeness of the audience, the technicians fumbling about, proper hallowed low-key introductions. Like there was some sort of holy moment about to occur.”
In 1968, Jimmy Page formed Led Zeppelin, one of the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music, having sold more than 300 million albums worldwide. The band rose from the ashes of The Yardbirds, when Page brought in Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Paul Jones. In 1969, Led Zeppelin released its self-titled debut which was produced by Jimmy Page, as were all the subsequent albums. It marked the beginning of a 12-year reign, during which the group was widely considered to be the biggest and most innovative rock band in the world.
Led Zeppelin continues to be honored for its pivotal role in music history. The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and a year later was awarded the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm. Founding members Page, Plant, and Jones, and along with Jason Bonham, the son of John Bonham – took the stage at London’s O2 Arena in 2007 to headline a tribute concert for Ahmet Ertegun, a dear friend and Atlantic Records’ founder. The band was honored for its lifetime contribution to American culture at the Kennedy Center Honours in 2012. In January of 2014, the band won their first ever Grammy award as Celebration Day, which captured their live performance at the Ertegun tribute concert, was named Best Rock Album. The last two years saw an unprecedented reissue campaign of all nine of the band’s studio albums, which achieved Top 10 chart status around the globe whilst also garnering 5-star reviews and other critical accolades along the way.
THE COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS
CD Track Listing
1. “You Shook Me”
2. “I Can’t Quit You Baby”
3. “Communication Breakdown”
4. “Dazed And Confused”
5. “The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair”
6. “What Is And What Should Never Be”
7. “Communication Breakdown”
8. “Travelling Riverside Blues”
9. “Whole Lotta Love”
10. “Somethin’ Else”
11. “Communication Breakdown”
12. “I Can’t Quit You Baby”
13. “You Shook Me”
14. “How Many More Times”
1. “Immigrant Song”
3. “Since I’ve Been Loving You”
4. “Black Dog”
5. “Dazed And Confused”
6. “Stairway To Heaven”
7. “Going To California”
8. “That’s The Way”
9. “Whole Lotta Love” (Medley: Boogie Chillun/Fixin’ To Die/That’s Alright Mama/A Mess of Blues)
10. “Thank You”
1. “Communication Breakdown” *
2. “What Is And What Should Never Be” *
3. “Dazed And Confused” *
4. “White Summer”
5. “What Is And What Should Never Be” *
6. “Communication Breakdown” *
7. “I Can’t Quit You Baby” *
8. “You Shook Me” *
9. “Sunshine Woman” *
Sean “Diddy” Combs aka Puff Daddy and Bad Boy Entertainment celebrates their 20+ year legacy as the ruling authority on hip hop and R&B with the release of the BAD BOY 20TH ANNIVERSARY BOX SET EDITION, available on Friday, August 12th. A must-have for any music lover and collector, the set includes hits like “I Need a Girl,” “Juicy,” “I Don’t Wanna Know,” “Hypnotize,” “Money, Power, Respect,” “Peaches & Cream,” “Can’t You See,” “Flava In Ya Ear (Remix),” “Love Like This,” “Feel So Good,” “Pop That,” “Damaged,” and “I’ll Be Missing You,” from an all-star lineup of artists including Puff Daddy, The Notorious B.I.G., Craig Mack, Faith Evans, Total, Carl Thomas, Mase, 112, The Lox, Cassie, Janelle Monáe, Danity Kane, Machine Gun Kelly, French Montana as well as many other beloved Bad Boy artists. The Bad Boy 20th Anniversary Box Set Edition is available for preorder now.
Accompanied by a 64-page historiography and foreword by hip hop journalist Michael A. Gonzales, the collection will take readers on a journey through the history of Bad Boy Entertainment, reminding fans of the label’s reputation as hip hop’s most notorious vanguards. With contributions from music industry veterans, readers and listeners alike will gain a 360 view of the rise of the label and their revolutionary sound.
Following a painstakingly thorough selection process, which was curated by Bad Boy President Harve Pierre, the collection arrives at the perfect time. -In the wake of the already-overwhelming buzz surrounding Bad Boy’s 20th anniversary, including two critically-acclaimed, sold-out shows at the Barclays Center, as well as the announcement of Puff Daddy & the Family’s highly-anticipated Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, set to kick off this August 25th 2016. Tickets for the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour are available at Livenation.com. For additional information about the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, please visit BadBoyFamilyReunionTour.com.
“Bad Boy helped make hip hop what it is today – and this collection highlights all the music, history and vision that made Bad Boy number 1.” said Sean “Diddy” Combs aka Puff Daddy, the Founder and Chairman of Bad Boy Entertainment. “We wanted to thank our fans, celebrate the music, the people, and the Bad Boy lifestyle that have defined the past two decades. We’ve always made music that makes the people dance; this collection does all that and more, and it is a celebration of all things Bad Boy.”
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs aka Puff Daddy serves as Executive Producer and Harve Pierre as Co-Executive Producer for the Bad Boy 20th Anniversary Box Set Edition, which is distributed exclusively by Rhino, a Warner Music Group company holding part of the Bad Boy Catalogue. “It was a pleasure putting this collection together. It’s something that Bad Boy, the artists, producers, staff, peers and fans can cherish forever,” said Pierre. “For our generation, it’s a must-have music collection and for the newer generation, it should be used as an educational piece to understand how historic and timeless music really sounds like.”