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DAVID BOWIE ‘SPACE ODDITY’ 360 REALITY AUDIO

DAVID BOWIE ‘SPACE ODDITY’ 360 REALITY AUDIO – A VERY SPECIAL NEW MIX BY TONY VISCONTI RELEASED TO CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ‘DAVID BOWIE’ ALBUM

A VERY SPECIAL NEW MIX BY TONY VISCONTI RELEASED TO CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ‘DAVID BOWIE’ ALBUM.

FIRST DAVID BOWIE RELEASE IN SONY’S NEW IMMERSIVE 360 REALITY AUDIO FORMAT

CONVERSATION PIECE 5-CD/DIGITAL BOX SET FEATURING 12 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS TO BE RELEASED 15TH NOVEMBER

14th November 2019 – Fifty years ago today David Bowie released his self-titled album, which featured his first trans-Atlantic hit ‘SPACE ODDITY’.

To celebrate this milestone, longtime Bowie producer/collaborator Tony Visconti has remixed the track in 360 Reality Audio music format, a new 3D audio from Sony. With 360 Reality Audio, the listener experiences the vocals and instruments placed within a spherical space, creating an immersive sound that closely mimics the omni-directional soundscape of a live musical performance.

David Bowie – Space Oddity (2019 Mix) https://WMI.lnk.to/SpaceOddity2019Mix

Tony Visconti describes this new version of the track as “When I first heard Sony 360 I was quite amazed, in the headphones it was remarkable how you could hear things behind you and above you.

I think it will be a treat to hear things you thought you knew very well, it will bring out hidden detail.

You might have heard Space Oddity 200 times, when you hear this I guarantee you will listen another 200 times. It’s a new way of hearing the song.”  

The new immersive  mix will be available via Amazon HD using Amazon Echo Studio, and via Deezer and TIDAL using headphones, more news to follow.

This nascent period of Bowie’s career has been curated into five-CD boxset ‘CONVERSATION PIECE’ which is released on 15th November and features a dozen unheard songs as well as alternate takes, radio sessions, new mixes and demos.

David Bowie – Conversation Piece https://WMI.lnk.to/ConversationPiece

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For additional details about 360 Reality Audio, visit the following website: 360 Reality Audio official website: https://www.sony.net/360RA/ 

ABOUT DAVID BOWIE – SPACE ODDITY

Over the past 50 years Space Oddity has been on a journey as endless as that of its main character, Major Tom. Originally written and demoed in November 1968, the song has gone through many guises from appearing in the filmed for television special Love You Til Tuesday in an earlier incarnation with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson, to being recorded in Italian (“Ragazzo solo, Ragazza sola”), winning an Ivor Novello Special Award for Originality in May 1970. The song was Bowie’s first hit on both sides of the Atlantic (#5 in the U.K. in 1969, #1 in the U.K. in 1975 and #15 in the U.S. in 1973), and in 2013 became the first music video shot in space, when performed by Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield aboard the International Space Station. Major Tom remained a motif for Bowie throughout his career, revisiting the character in the songs “Ashes to Ashes”, “Hallo Spaceboy” and in the music video for “★”. 

ABOUT DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE

5 CD AND DIGITAL BOX SET RELEASED ON 15TH NOVEMBER 2019

Parlophone Records’ DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE is a five-CD box set and digital equivalent tracking David’s early development throughout 1968 and 1969, via his home demos, BBC radio sessions, studio recordings with guitarist John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson and the experimental music and mime group, Feathers. The collection also celebrates the 50th anniversaries of the release of the ‘Space Oddity’ single and David’s second album, David Bowie (aka Space Oddity).

DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE contains twelve previously unreleased tracks/demos from the period as well as a brand new mix of the Space Oddity (aka David Bowie) album by long-time Bowie producer/collaborator Tony Visconti. 

The stunning 120 page hardback book accompanying the box features exclusive memorabilia from the personal collection of David’s former manager, the late Ken Pitt, as well as from the David Bowie Archive®, and includes photos by Ray Stevenson, Vernon Dewhurst, David Bebbington, Ken Pitt, Alec Byrne, Tony Visconti and Jojanneke Claasen.

The sleeve notes have been written for the release by Bowie experts Mark Adams, Tris Penna and Kevin Cann along with contributions from David’s lifelong friend George Underwood, Tony Visconti, Vernon Dewhurst, Dana Gillespie and John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson.

The 2019 mix of the Space Oddity album will also be released separately and individually on CD, standard digital, 96/24 digital and vinyl.

The various vinyl configurations will be randomly distributed worldwide with a mixture of hand-numbered labels; numbers 1 to 1969 on silver vinyl numbers and 1970 to 2019 on gold vinyl, with the remainder being black vinyl. 

COLDPLAY RELEASE A PREVIEW OF ALBUM TRACK ‘DADDY’

Coldplay will release of their eighth album, Everyday Life, on Friday, November 22 via Parlophone / Atlantic on CD, vinyl, cassette and digital formats. The 53-minute double album is divided into two halves, Sunrise and Sunset.

Everyday Life was produced by The Dream Team and features guest appearances from Stromae, Femi Kuti, Tiwa Savage and Jacob Collier.

The album’s cover image is based around a 1919 photo of guitarist Jonny Buckland’s great-grandfather’s band. The artwork was teased in mysterious posters and billboards all around the world, from São Paulo to Tokyo.

Sunrise

Sunrise
Church
Trouble In Town
BrokEn
Daddy
WOTW / POTP
Arabesque
When I Need A Friend

Sunset

Guns
Orphans
Èkó
Cry Cry Cry
Old Friends
بنی آدم
Champion Of The World
Everyday Life

Pre-order the album Everyday Life here

RECENTLY COLDPLAY ANNOUNCED A YOUTUBE LIVESTREAM CONCERT FROM JORDAN

The Band will perform their new album, “Everyday Life”, for the first time, live from Amman, Jordan on November 22 on YouTube

Coldplay: Everyday Life – Live in Jordan will take place in Amman, Jordan and mirror the two halves of the 52-minute double album: Sunrise and Sunset. The Sunrise concert will begin at 4am GMT, with the Sunset concert following at 2pm GMT. These will mark the band’s first ever performances in Jordan.

Coldplay said: “These two broadcasts have been our dream since we first started work on this album. It’s a bit impossible and a bit scary, like all the best dreams. YouTube is the perfect home for it.”

GREEN DAY UNLEASH NEW TRACK, “FIRE, READY, AIM”

GREEN DAY UNLEASH NEW TRACK, “FIRE, READY, AIM” – SONG FEATURED IN TONIGHT’S WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY GAME ON NBCSN

“FIRE, READY, AIM” FOLLOWS LEAD SINGLE “FATHER OF ALL,” WHICH IS ALREADY TOP 5 AT BOTH ALTERNATIVE AND ROCK RADIO

photo by Greg Schneider

After announcing a two-year, cross-platform partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL®), five-time Grammy Award-winning band Green Day unleash their latest track, “Fire, Ready, Aim”off their forthcoming thirteenth studio album, Father Of All…out February 7, 2020 on Reprise/Warner Records. “Fire, Ready, Aim” is the opening theme song for the National Hockey League and NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Hockey gamebroadcasts, starting with tonight’s New Jersey Devils vs. Philadelphia Flyers game tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET. In addition, the new song will be featured on NHL on NBC broadcasts throughout the 2019-20 season. Green Day will also perform at the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis in primetime on Saturday, Jan. 25 (8 p.m. ET, NBC, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports).

Stream “Fire, Ready, Aim” here

Pre-order Father Of All… here

The lead single and title track from Green Day’s upcoming studio album, Father Of All… is already Top 5 at both Alternative and Rock radio.  The band showcased their high energy hit on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, andRolling Stone took note, calling the performance “a fast-paced rocker that finds frontman Billie Joe Armstrong using his upper register to lend a sweet edge to his depiction of life inside a maelstrom of chaos and paranoia.”

Tickets are on-sale and going fast for Green Day’s global The Hella Mega Tour presented by Harley-Davidson with fellow artists Fall Out Boy and Weezer. Tour dates and tickets are available here

VAGABON ANNOUNCES SELF-TITLED SOPHOMORE ALBUM OUT OCTOBER 18th VIA NONESUCH RECORDS

“The New York artist’s latest is all sinuous. Serene, lush pop” – The Observer
“Vagabon’s best yet – Upbeat and unforgettable” – N.M.E.

Vagabon (aka Lætitia Tamko) announces her self-titled sophomore album, due digitally and on CD and cassette October 18, 2019 via Nonesuch Records. (A vinyl LP version will be available later this fall, exact date TBD.) The follow up to her breakout debut, Infinite Worlds, Vagabon is an artistic leap for Tamko, who wrote and produced the entire album. Guitar-driven melodies are largely absent, replaced by hybridized analog and digital arrangements. Pre-orders for Vagabon are available now and they include a download of the album track “Flood.” Additionally, Nonesuch Store pre-orders include an exclusive print autographed by Tamko.
Of “Flood,” on which she performs all of the instruments, Tamko says “‘Flood’ is a track I originally produced and arranged for a well-known pop-duo to have on their album. Knowing I was writing this song for musicians I admire allowed me this relief from my writer’s block. I used this assignment as a chance to flex my production muscles and write something I wouldn’t have written as a ‘Vagabon’ song a couple years ago. The result felt like a triumph for me in my progression as an artist and I just couldn’t stand to part with the song by the time I was finished.”
Additionally, Vagabon has announced a fall tour that includes headlining shows in New York, Los Angeles, London, Brussels, Berlin and Paris and a run supporting Angel Olsen.

ABOUT VAGABON by Gabriela Tully Claymore

“Break the rules you think you are bound by.”
That’s the recurring sentiment Lætitia Tamko carried with her through the writing and recording of her second album under the Vagabon moniker. Her first, 2017’s Infinite Worlds, was an indie breakthrough that put her on the map, prompting Tamko to tour around the world and quit her job in electrical/computer engineering to pursue a career in music full-time. Tamko’s self-titled Nonesuch Records debut finds her in a state of creative expansion, leaning fully into some of the experimental instincts she flirted with on the previous album. This time around, she’s throwing genre to the wind. Vagabon is a vibrant culmination of influences, emotional landscapes, and moods; a colorful and masterful statement by an artist and producer stepping into her own.


“I was in a pretty tortured headspace when I returned home from touring Infinite Worlds. That album contained some of the first songs I’d ever written, and more people than I could have ever imagined heard it,” Tamko says. ”I was proud to become a full-time musician and recognized how rare of a thing that is, but was also debilitated by the very same fact. Fear overtook me and I couldn’t write. I felt stagnant and unsure of what to do next.”


That anxiety eventually thawed and gave way to a newfound sense of freedom as Tamko began to focus less on industry pressures and more on honing her craft as a songwriter and producer. ”With this album, I wanted to impress myself,” Tamko says. ”I wanted to be curious and I wanted to make big leaps as a producer. All I had access to on the road was my computer and Logic, so naturally I started writing songs electronically with what was at hand.”


Vagabon was written and produced entirely by Tamko. Guitar-driven melodies are largely absent, and in their place we are treated to a collection of songs buoyed by hybridized analog and digital arrangements. While Infinite Worlds situated the last Vagabon project in the realm of “indie rock,” Vagabon is not easily defined. Grounded by Tamko’s expressive voice and knack for unique melodies, the album flits between genres, never lingering too long on one particular sensibility.


Lead single “Flood” exemplifies this growth; the production ebbs like a gentle tide before a cavernous drumbeat kicks in and the tone shifts completely. “I know, even if I run from it I’m still in it,” Tamko sings over and over again, her capacious voice conveying a sense of resignation in the face of an external force beyond her control. The chorus is a hypnotic bit of pop alchemy that lingers long after the runtime.


“The drums and vocal forward approach I took on the new album is drawn from my love for rap and hip-hop production as well as R&B and folk storytelling. That’s the music that got me excited about writing again,” Tamko says. In addition to those influences, the West African guitars and rhythms that sound tracked much of her childhood seep into moments throughout this album, in no place more obvious than on “In A Bind.” The song opens with a fingerpicked melody as Tamko sings to someone she’s been orbiting for a while but can’t quite reach. “I know that I was gone a lot last year/ But I hoped you’d still be here,” she sings. After that, words no longer serve, and lyrics are replaced by robust, choral vocals singing the refrain: “Uh-huh, yes, uh-huh.”


“I drew some inspiration from the Malian musician Ali Farka Touré while writing that song. There is a part on his song ’Savane’ where he and his band are feeling the music so much that he just says, ’Yes,’ in the middle of the track,” Tamko explains. ”It’s almost as if the music is coming from a higher power. That’s a staple in so much of the African music I love, and when I started writing ’In a Bind’ I was overcome in a similar way.”
Tamko didn’t set out with one particular lyrical theme in mind when she started writing Vagabon, and as a result, this album offers up a spectrum of moods to marinate in. Songs like the album’s opener “Full Moon In Gemini,” the thumping bedroom dance track “Water Me Down,” and the collage piece “Please Don’t Leave The Table” illustrate blinding moments of personal insight that speak to universal themes. Other lyrics came to Tamko with clear intention. “Every Woman” is a thesis statement, though it arrives near the very end of the album.


“That song poured out of me and showed itself as an anthem for myself and for all of the people who are marginalized by our society. ‘Women’ in this case isn’t gendered, it’s a placeholder for those who are not always welcome and not always protected. This song exists for all of us to see each other and find each other,” Tamko says. “The song is also a thank-you letter to the women who raised me, the women who look like me, the women who work in all of the genres of music that guided this album, ‘the women who run with the wolves.’”


On “Wits About You,” Tamko opens up more space for those who have found themselves positioned as The Other when she sings: ”I was invited to the party/ They won’t let my people in/ Well then never mind, never mind, never mind.” Later, the stunning slow burn ”Home Soon” finds Tamko meditating on what it feels like to truly belong to a place, a community. She’s joined by a consortium of friends, who sing along with her over a trembling string arrangement. ”At dawn, I’ll be home soon,” they affirm in unison.


“Home has always been a major theme in my music, and when I say I make music for outcasts, I am also talking about those who feel far from home or uncomfortable where they’re at,” Tamko says. ”To me, home isn’t a physical space so much as it is a mental state. I’m writing about wanting to feel safe and at home in my body and in my mind and in the community I move in. I want Vagabon to be a project that people searching for the same thing can connect with.”

VAGABON OCTOBER 18, 2019 NONESUCH RECORDS

  1. Full Moon In Gemini
  2. Flood
  3. Secret Medicine
  4. Water Me Down
  5. In A Bind
  6. Wits About You
  7. Please Don’t Leave The Table
  8. Home Soon
  9. Every Woman
  10. Full Moon In Gemini (Monako Reprise)

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MUSE ANNOUNCE ‘ORIGIN OF MUSE’.

MUSE ANNOUNCE ‘ORIGIN OF MUSE’ TO BE RELEASED DECEMBER 6, 2019

DELUXE SET CHRONICLES BAND’S EARLIEST DAYS THROUGH TO THEIR BREAKTHROUGH ALBUM ‘ORIGIN OF SYMMETRY’

Pre-order your copy here

INCLUDES 48 PAGE BOOKLET, 9 CDs, 4 VINYL, IN DEPTH INTERVIEW AND NEVER BEFORE RELEASED MATERIAL

113 TRACKS IN TOTAL WITH MORE THAN 40 UNRELEASED

THE ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION FOR ANY MUSE FAN

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the band’s debut album Showbiz, Muse have announced the release of the deluxe boxed set Origin of Muse. This deluxe set will chronicle the band from their early beginnings in Devon, their early demos, first Eps, debut album and breakthrough record Origin of Symmetry.

The collection is housed in a 48-page casebound book which sits in a rigid board slipcase with anti-scratch and matte laminated finish with a spot gloss. The book contains an extensive and in-depth interview with Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme as they talk about the earliest beginnings of the band, as well as the recording and release of their debut album Showbiz through to Origin of Symmetry. The book also incorporates original posters, setlists, photographs and contact sheets which are inserted and can be pulled out from the book, as well as original artwork and all CD’s and vinyl.

The audio is 9 CD’s and 4 coloured vinyl containing the following highlights. For full tracklisting see second page:

CD1 – Newton Abbot Demos -15 previously unreleased first demos by the band including an early version of the hit “Plug in Baby”
CD2 – The Muse EPS+ Showbiz Demos – Their debut releases on Dangerous Records and previously unreleased demos for their debut album Showbiz
CD3 – Showbiz – Remastered debut album
CD4 – Showbiz B Sides – Contains a previously unreleased alternate version of “Recess”
CD5 – Showbiz Live – Previously unreleased recording of live shows broadcast on BBC Radio One in 1999/2000
CD6 – Origin of Symmetry Instrumental Demos – Previously unreleased recorded at the Community Centre in Teignmouth
CD7 – Origin of Symmetry – Remastered
CD8 – Origin of Symmetry B Sides – Every B side recorded for the single released from the album
CD9 – Origin of Symmetry Live at Reading Festival – Full version of band’s headline performance of entire album recorded at Reading Festival 2011 on the 10th Anniversary of its release

Vinyl 1-4 – Showbiz and Origin of Symmetry remastered 180 gm heavyweight coloured vinyl.

Muse is Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme. Their most recent album Simulation Theory was released in November last year. Drones was released in June 2015 and debuted at number one in 21 countries around the world including their first number one album in the United States. The album went on to win the Grammy Award, their second, for Best Rock Album in February 2016. Since forming in 1994, Muse have released seven studio albums, selling over 20 million albums worldwide.

Widely recognised as one of the best live bands in the world, Muse have won numerous music awards including two Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, five MTV Europe Music Awards, two Brit Awards, ten NME Awards and seven Q Awards, amongst others.

Origin of Muse Tracklisting:

CD 1 – NEWTON ABBOT DEMOS

  1. Cave
  2. Rain
  3. Agitated
  4. Crazy Days
  5. Coma
  6. Connect The Kettle Lead
  7. Balloonatic
  8. Boredom
  9. Sober
  10. Jimmy Kane
  11. Ashamed
  12. Plug In Baby
  13. Earthquake
  14. Good News
  15. Overdue

CD 2 – THE MUSE EPs + SHOWBIZ DEMOS

  1. Overdue
  2. Cave
  3. Coma
  4. Escape
  5. Muscle Museum
  6. Sober
  7. Uno
  8. Unintended
  9. Pink Ego Box
  10. (Muscle Museum) #2
  11. Showbiz (Live, Sawmills Studios, 1998)
  12. Do We Need This (Live, Fortress Studios, 1999)
  13. Sunburn (Live, Fortress Studios, 1999)
  14. Overdue (Live, Fortress Studios, 1999)
  15. Uno (Alternate version, Rak Studios, 1999)

CD 3 – SHOWBIZ

  1. Sunburn
  2. Muscle Museum
  3. Fillip
  4. Falling Down
  5. Cave
  6. Showbiz
  7. Unintended
  8. Uno
  9. Sober
  10. Spiral Static (Bonus track)
  11. Escape
  12. Overdue
  13. Hate This & I’ll Love You

CD 4 – SHOWBIZ B-SIDES

  1. Recess (Unreleased alternate version, Trident Studios, 1999)
  2. Jimmy Kane
  3. Forced In
  4. Agitated
  5. Twin
  6. Host
  7. Do We Need This?
  8. Con-Science
  9. Minimum
  10. Ashamed
  11. Yes Please
  12. Recess
  13. Nishe

CD 5 – SHOWBIZ LIVE

  1. Uno (Live, The Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth, 1999)
  2. Cave (Live, The Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth, 1999)
  3. Muscle Museum (Live, The Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth, 1999)
  4. Falling Down (Live, The Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth, 1999)
  5. Fillip (Live, The Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth, 1999)
  6. Do We Need This (Live, The Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth, 1999)
  7. Agitated (Live, The Astoria, London, 2000)
  8. Sunburn (Live, The Astoria, London, 2000)
  9. Plug In Baby (Live, The Astoria, London, 2000)
  10. Showbiz (Live, The Astoria, London, 2000)
  11. Cave (Acoustic live demo, Airfield Studios, 1999)
  12. Muscle Museum (Acoustic live demo, Airfield Studios, 1999)

CD 6 – ORIGIN OF SYMMETRY INSTRUMENTAL DEMOS

  1. Micro Cuts
  2. Feeling Good
  3. Space Dementia
  4. Hyper Music
  5. Citizen Erased
  6. Megalomania
  7. Screenager
  8. Shrinking Universe
  9. Shine

CD 7 – ORIGIN OF SYMMETRY

  1. New Born
  2. Bliss
  3. Space Dementia
  4. Hyper Music
  5. Plug In Baby
  6. Citizen Erased
  7. Micro Cuts
  8. Screenager
  9. Darkshines
  10. Feeling Good
  11. Futurism (Bonus track)
  12. Megalomania

CD 8 – ORIGIN OF SYMMETRY B-SIDES

  1. Nature 1
  2. Execution Commentary
  3. Bedroom Acoustics
  4. Shrinking Universe
  5. Piano Thing
  6. Map Of Your Head
  7. The Gallery
  8. Hyper Chondriac Music
  9. Shine
  10. Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want
  11. Dead Star
  12. In Your World
  13. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

CD 9 – ORIGIN OF SYMMETRY, LIVE AT READING FESTIVAL

  1. New Born
  2. Bliss
  3. Space Dementia
  4. Hyper Music
  5. Plug In Baby
  6. Citizen Erased
  7. Micro Cuts
  8. Screenager
  9. Darkshines
  10. Feeling Good
  11. Megalomania

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ÁINE UNVEILS HER NEW EP ‘DISLOCATED’ OUT TODAY

WATCH HER ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE OF NEW SINGLE ‘GHOST TRAIN’

Emerging artist Áine​today releases her new EP ‘​Dislocated’ via Parlophone -​stream/share the EP.

‘Ghost Train’ ​follows recent single ‘​Dislocated’​- the title track from the project which has ignited support on  streaming platforms following a feature on this year’s​ Love Island​.

Following​‘Dislocated’​on the 5-track EP is  ‘Stepford Wife’,​a lyrically cutting paean to domesticity that references the 1972 satirical novel by Ira Levin. Rounding out the EP is a stripped back cover of ​Miley Cyrus and ​Mark Ronson​’s country-pop-disco fusion  ‘Nothing Break Likes A Heart’​ and ‘​Dislocated’ (Acoustic) ​- both of which highlight ​Áine​’s stunning live vocals.

Inspired by the rise of pop superstars ​Lady Gaga and ​MARINA ​(and the Diamonds), ​Áine​’s small-town upbringing – she hails from County Cavan – meant her dreams of ascending to such heights felt unattainable, until Glastonbury 2016.

Plucked from a pub stage to appear on primetime BBC ​festival coverage, she mesmerised viewers with her performance.

Like her musical heroes,​Áine​’s releases are frank and searingly honest.​She isn’t afraid to commit her sharpobservations of people to song, and it’s a formula that’s clearly resonating with her growing fanbase;​ Áine​’s releases have drawn attention from tastemakers​Hunger, CLASH, Noctis, The Line of Best Fit and more.  

The announcement of the ​Dislocated follows ​Áine​’s ​Blue Valentine EP, released earlier in 2019. The 5-track project showcased her ambitious talent, and marked a statement of intent from the rising artist.

Stay tuned for more from ​Áine​…

Dislocated Track Listing

1. Ghost Train

2. Dislocated

3. Stepford Wife

4. Nothing Breaks Like a Heart

5. Dislocated (acoustic)

MILES DAVIS RUBBERBAND WATCH NEW MINI-DOCUMENTARY ON LOST ALBUM

Rubberband Available Today On CD, LP, And Digitally From Rhino

Album Recorded After Signing With Warner Bros. Has Now Been Completed By The Original Producers Randy Hall And Zane Giles, And Davis’ Nephew Vince Wilburn Jr.,With Guest Vocalists Including Lalah Hathaway And Ledisi

Miles Davis long-lost album Rubberband is available everywhere today after being shelved for over 30 years. To celebrate the release, Rhino has produced a mini-documentary that recounts the long journey the album has taken from recording to release with commentary from original producers Randy Hall and Zane Giles, Davis’ nephew and drummer/producer Vince Wilburn Jr, guest vocalists Lalah Hathaway and Ledisi, and more.

Click here to view the documentary now.

Davis shocked the music world in 1985 when he left Columbia Records after 30 years to join Warner Bros. Records. In October of that year, he began recording the album Rubberband in Los Angeles at Ameraycan Studios with producers Hall and Giles. The musical direction Davis was taking during the sessions marked a radical departure, with the inclusion of funk and soul grooves; with plans to feature guest vocalists Al Jarreau and Chaka Khan. Eventually, the album was shelved and Davis went on to record Tutu, leaving the Rubberband songs unheard and untouched for decades.

The 11-song Rubberband album is available today on CD, digitally, and as a 180-gram 2-LP set. It was finished by Hall and Giles, with Wilburn, Jr., who played drums on the original sessions for the album in 1985-86. The cover art for the album is a Davis original painting from the time period. A limited edition Rhino.com bundle of the vinyl version featuring a limited edition 7-inch single of the track “Paradise”, containing two non-album edits, is also available.

“Uncle Miles would be proud. Randy, Zane and I, and everyone involved, put our heart and soul into Rubberband” says Wilburn, Jr.

RUBBERBAND

Track Listing

  1. “Rubberband Of Life” – featuring Ledisi
  2. “This Is It”
  3. “Paradise”
  4. “So Emotional” – featuring Lalah Hathaway
  5. “Give It Up”
  6.  “Maze”
  7. “Carnival Time”
  8. “I Love What We Make Together” – featuring Randy Hall
  9. “See I See”
  10. “Echoes In Time/The Wrinkle”
  11. “Rubberband”

STURGILL SIMPSON “SOUND & FURY” RELEASED SEPTEMBER 27th

GRAMMY Award winner Sturgill Simpson has announced that “SOUND & FURY,” his much-anticipated new album and its accompanying Netflix anime film, will be released simultaneously on September 27th. Pre order here. https://WMI.lnk.to/soundandfury

Today, the acclaimed singer-songwriter has also unveiled the album’s lead single “Sing Along,” which was featured as Zane Lowe’s “World Record” on Apple Music’s Beats 1 and is available now at all DSPs.  The official music video for “Sing Along” – streaming now at Simpson’s official YouTube channel – was directed by Japanese anime legend Jumpei Mizusaki, and offers a preview of the forthcoming film, which is set entirely to music from the full album with a different anime segment for each individual song.

Produced by Simpson, “SOUND & FURY,” the album, was recorded primarily at the McGuire Motor Inn in Waterford, Michigan, with his bandmates Bobby Emmett, Chuck Bartels, Miles Miller, who all serve as co-producers along with GRAMMY nominee John Hill (Cage The Elephant, Portugal.The Man, Bleachers).  The album – which Simpson describes as “a sleazy, steamy rock n roll record” – is a marked departure from  2016’s acclaimed “A Sailor’s Guide To Earth,” which won “Best Country Album” and was nominated for “Album of the Year” at the 59th GRAMMY Awards.  Merging American rock music and Japanese animation in a revolutionary new way, “SOUND & FURY,” the film, was produced and based on a story by Simpson entitled “Sound & Fury.”

Click here to view the video for “Sing Along”

Featuring some of the biggest names in the genre, the film was written and directed by Jumpei Mizusaki, founder of renowned animation studio Kamikaze Douga and director for the animated film, “Batman Ninja,” while Takashi Okazaki, creator of Japanese manga series “Afro Samurai,” served as the film’s character designer.  Additional directors include Koji Morimoto of Phy (“AKIRA”) / Griot Groove, Michael Arias (“Tekkonkinkreet”), Masaru Matsumoto of Grayscale Arts (“Starship Troopers:  Traitors of Mars”), Henry Thurlow and Arthell Isom of D’ART Shtajio (“Indigo Ignited, XOgenaSYS”). Shunsuke Ochiai is co-executive producer. Hiroaki Takeuchi is production executive (“The Animatrix”)

“SOUND & FURY” is Simpson’s fourth full length release following his self-produced, GRAMMY® Award-winning 2016 album, “A Sailor’s Guide To Earth” which garnered rave reviews from The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, NPR Music, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Pitchfork, Salon, Billboard, The Atlantic, Paste, SPIN, American Songwriter among many others.  Simpson brought his electrifying live show to the small screen with nationally televised performances on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” “Conan,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” and, most memorably, on “Saturday Night Live” and the 59th GRAMMY Awards telecast.   Earlier this summer, Simpson unveiled a brand new track “The Dead Don’t Die,” the original theme song for the acclaimed film of the same name, written and directed by Jim Jarmusch.

Track Listing:

Ronin

Remember To Breathe

Sing Along

A Good Look

Make Art Not Friends

Best Clockmaker On Mars

All Said And Done

Last Man Standing

Mercury In Retrograde

Fastest Horse In Town

DAVID BOWIE “CONVERSATION PIECE”

5 CD AND DIGITAL BOX SET RELEASED ON 15TH NOVEMBER, 2019

INCLUDES 12 EXCLUSIVE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS AND BRAND NEW MIX OF SPACE ODDITY ALBUM BY TONY VISCONTI

SPACE ODDITY (2019 MIX) ALBUM ALSO AVAILABLE SEPARATELY ON CD, STANDARD DIGITAL, 96/24 DIGITAL AND RANDOMISED BLACK, EXTREMELY LIMITED NUMBERED SILVER AND GOLD VINYL SINGLE RUN PRESSINGS.

‘CONVERSATION PIECE’ (2019 MIX) AVAILABLE NOW AS A STREAMING ONLY SINGLE. 

Parlophone Records is proud to announce DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE, a five CD box set and digital equivalent tracking David’s early development throughout 1968 and 1969, via his home demos, BBC radio sessions, studio recordings with guitarist John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson and the experimental music and mime group, Feathers. The collection also celebrates the 50th anniversaries of the release of the ‘Space Oddity’ single and David’s second album, David Bowie (aka Space Oddity).

DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE contains twelve previously unreleased tracks/demos from the period as well as a brand new mix of the Space Oddity (aka David Bowie) album by longtime Bowie producer/collaborator Tony Visconti. 

The new mix of the album now features the title track of the boxset ‘Conversation Piece’ restored to the tracklisting in its initially intended position before it was originally dropped due to time constraints of vinyl.

Of the 2019 Space Oddity album mix Visconti says It was so much fun to find hidden gems of musicianship with more time to mix the second time around, a guitar twiddle here, a trombone blast there, Marc Bolan’s voice in a group choir and more detail in general that we overlooked all those years ago when the label gave us a week at the most to mix this album. And in the details you will find 22 year old David Bowie, who would soon take the world by storm.”

The 120 page hardback book accompanying the box features exclusive memorabilia from the personal collection of David’s former manager, the late Ken Pitt, as well as from the David Bowie Archive®, and includes photos by Ray Stevenson, Vernon Dewhurst, David Bebbington, Ken Pitt, Alec Byrne, Tony Visconti and Jojanneke Claasen.

The sleeve notes have been written for the release by Bowie experts Mark Adams, Tris Penna and Kevin Cann along with contributions from David’s lifelong friend George Underwood, Tony Visconti, Vernon Dewhurst, Dana Gillespie and John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson.

The 2019 mix of the Space Oddity album will also be released separately and individually on CD, standard digital, 96/24 digital and vinyl. The various vinyl configurations will be randomly distributed worldwide with a mixture of hand-numbered labels; numbers 1 to 1969 on silver vinyl numbers and 1970 to 2019 on gold vinyl, with the remainder being black vinyl. 
DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE

Titles marked * are unreleased and the two Decca tracks presented here are released in superior quality to that released on the Deluxe Edition of David’s self-titled debut album on Deram. There is also a rare appearance for the full length mono version of Feathers’ ‘Ching-a-Ling’.

CD 1 – Home Demos

April’s Tooth Of Gold (2.29) *
The Reverend Raymond Brown (Attends the Garden Fête on Thatchwick Green) (2.15) *
When I’m Five (3.18) *
Mother Grey (3.00)
In The Heat Of The Morning (2.59)
Goodbye 3d (Threepenny) Joe (3.19)
Love All Around (2.49)
London Bye, Ta-Ta (3.31)
Angel Angel Grubby Face (version 1) (2.31)
Angel Angel Grubby Face (version 2) (2.37)
Animal Farm (2.21) *
Space Oddity (solo demo fragment) (2.39)
Space Oddity (version 1) with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (4.02)
Space Oddity (version 2) with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (5.00) * 
Space Oddity (version 3) with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (5.10)
Lover To The Dawn with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (3.50)
Ching-a-Ling with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (2.58)
An Occasional Dream with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (2.49)
Let Me Sleep Beside You with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (2.54)
Life Is A Circus with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (4.50)
Conversation Piece (3.47) *
Jerusalem (4.19) *
Hole In The Ground with George Underwood (3.29) *

CD2 – The ‘Mercury’ Demos

with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson

Space Oddity (5.28)
Janine (3.53)

An Occasional Dream (3.18)
Conversation Piece (3.31)
Ching-a-Ling (3.35)
I’m Not Quite (aka Letter To Hermione) (4.00)
Lover To The Dawn (5.01)
Love Song (4.08)
When I’m Five (3.13)
Life Is A Circus (5.33)

CD3 – Conversation Pieces (Mono) 

In The Heat Of The Morning (Decca mono version) (2.51)
London Bye, Ta-Ta (Decca alternative version) (2.36)

BBC Top Gear radio session with the Tony Visconti Orchestra, recorded 13th May, 1968

In The Heat Of The Morning (3.01)
London Bye, Ta-Ta (2.39)
Karma Man (3.07)
When I’m Five (3.14)
Silly Boy Blue (4.32) 
Ching-a-Ling (2.51)
Space Oddity (Morgan Studios version – alternative take) (4.22)* with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson 
Space Oddity (U.K. single edit) (4.42)
Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (single B-side – mono mix) (4.54)
Janine (mono mix) (3.23)
Conversation Piece (3.06) 
 
BBC Dave Lee Travis Show radio session, recorded 20th October, 1969

Let Me Sleep Beside You (3.20)
Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed (4.03)
Janine (3.03) 

CD 4 – 1969 stereo mixes 

The original David Bowie (aka Space Oddity) album 

Space Oddity (5.14) 
Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed (inc. Don’t Sit Down) (6.51)
Letter To Hermione (2.32) 
Cygnet Committee (9.31) 
Janine (3.21) 
An Occasional Dream (2.54) 
Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (4.46) 
God Knows I’m Good (3.17) 
Memory Of A Free Festival (7.09) 
 
The Extras

Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (single B-side stereo mix) (4.56)
Letter To Hermione (early mix) (2.32) *
Janine (early mix) (3.23) *
An Occasional Dream (early mix) (2.54) *
Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola (full length version) (5.14)

CD 5 – 2019 mixes (all previously unreleased)

The Space Oddity album

Space Oddity (5.20) 
Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed (6.18)
Letter To Hermione (2.32) 
Cygnet Committee (9.28) 
Janine (3.21) 
An Occasional Dream (2.57) 
Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (4.50)
Conversation Piece (3.11)
God Knows I’m Good (3.16) 
Memory Of A Free Festival (7.14) 
 
The Extras

Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (single version) (4.59)
Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola (5.20)
 
DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE RELEASED ON PARLOPHONE ON 15TH NOVEMBER, 2019.

NEIL YOUNG SET TO RELEASE HIS FIRST NEW ALBUM WITH CRAZY HORSE IN SEVEN YEARS

COLORADO” ARRIVES ON OCTOBER 25 VIA REPRISE RECORDS

Album Available For Pre-Order – Stream New Track “Milky Way” At https://neilyoungarchives.com/

Neil Young with Crazy Horse have completed a brand new studio album titledCOLORADO which is set for release on October 25 via Reprise Records. This is the first new music since 2012’s critically acclaimed PSYCHEDELIC PILL.

COLORADO was recorded mostly live in the studio in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and produced by Young and John Hanlon with additional mixing at Shangri-La Studios in Malibu. Mastering by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood. As with every Young release, the resultant audio fidelity is nothing short of astonishing and sounds as if one is present on the studio floor with the band during the recording.    

COLORADO will be available on high resolution digital audio through NYA, and on a three-sided, double vinyl album set with a bonus 7” vinyl single as well as CD and digitally at all streaming and digital outlets. The bonus single contains two non-album tracks, “Rainbow Of Colors,” (live) recorded live by Neil Young solo and was the first-ever public performance of this powerful new fan favorite, and “Truth Kills,” a studio track by Young with Crazy Horse.

Pre-order COLORADO now and receive and instant download of the album track “Milky Way.”

Click here to purchase and stream.

COLORADO Track listing:

Side 1

Think Of Me  
She Showed Me Love  

Side 2

Olden Days  
Help Me Lose My Mind  

Green Is Blue 

Shut It Down 

Side 3

Milky Way  
Eternity  

Rainbow Of Colors (studio version)

I Do 

Side 4

Etched artwork

Bonus 7” Single:

A-Side:

Rainbow Of Colors (solo, live in Portland, OR May 17, 2019)

B-Side:

Truth Kills (Neil Young with Crazy Horse – studio)

In other Neil Young news, a book co-authored by Young and Phil Baker titled, TO FEEL THE MUSIC: A Songwriters Mission To Save High Quality Audiowill be published in September by BenBella Books. This is a memoir about Young’s single most passionate pursuit: Bringing high-quality audio back to music lovers, who have been forced to settle for compressed, digital files that rob songs of their original warmth. Click here for further information.  

 CRAZY HORSE:

Neil Young – guitars, vocals, piano, vibes, harmonica

Nils Lofgren, guitars, vocals, pump organ

Ralph Molina, drums, vocals

Billy Talbot – bass, vocals

Official Site/NYA:

neilyoungarchives.com

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