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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

PINK FLOYD ANNOUNCE ‘THE LATER YEARS’

‘PINK FLOYD THE LATER YEARS’ Released: 29 November 2019

  • Ultimate 16-disc collection of materials from 1987 onwards
  • ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’ updated and re-mixed by David Gilmour and Andy Jackson
  • Over six hours of previously unheard audio and over seven hours of previously unseen audiovisuals from ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’, ‘The Division Bell’ and ‘The Endless River’ albums
  • Full unreleased audio and remastered films from 1989’s Venice concert and 1990’s special Knebworth concert: unseen for decades
  • Unearthed footage of Pulse rehearsals and full-length Ian Emes film of ‘The Endless River’
  • First ever release of Pink Floyd’s last live performance with David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright together at the 2007 Syd Barrett Tribute Concert included on Blu-ray, DVD and 7” vinyl
  • New 5.1 mixes, first ever Blu-ray releases and unique 7” singles included
  • Memorabilia including replica tour programmes, a lyric book and a 60-page photo book
  • 2-LP / 1CD highlights package also to be released.

On 29 November 2019, Pink Floyd Records will release ‘Pink Floyd The Later Years’, a 16-disc set (5xCDs, 6xBlu-Rays, 5xDVDs) covering the material created by David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright from 1987 onwards. The period generated record sales of over 40 million worldwide and included three studio albums: ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’, ‘The Division Bell’ and ‘The Endless River’ as well as two live albums: ‘Delicate Sound of Thunder’ and ‘Pulse’. With additional production from David Gilmour and Andy Jackson, over 13 hours of unreleased audio and audiovisual material, including the sought-after 1989 Venice and 1990 Knebworth concerts, ‘Pink Floyd The Later Years’ is a must for all fans.

A multi-media, deluxe box set, ‘Pink Floyd The Later Years’ presents an expanded view of the Pink Floyd story from 1987 to the present and kicks off with ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’, the album that confirmed Pink Floyd as one of the world’s biggest artists.

The album, presented for the first time in 5.1, has been remixed and updated by David Gilmour and Andy Jackson. The release of The Later Years project gives an opportunity for a fresh overview of the ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’ album. By returning to some of Richard Wright’s keyboard parts and recording new drum tracks with Nick Mason, producers David Gilmour and Bob Ezrin have restored the creative balance between the three Pink Floyd members.

Throughout 1987 and 1988 the band’s live shows became the largest-grossing concert tour ever to that date and produced the critically acclaimed, Grammy Award nominated,‘Delicate Sound of Thunder’. Filmed at the Nassau Coliseum in New York State, the concert shows the band on the top of their form.The concert has been fully re-edited and upgraded from the original 35mm film negatives by Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell and Benny Trickett and the sound remixed to 5.1. It also includes Terminal Frost and Welcome To The Machine, two tracks that were not included on the original concert film release. For the first time the concert is available in 5.1 on Blu-ray and DVD.

Two of the most sought-after additions to ‘Pink Floyd The Later Years’ are the 1989 Venice Concert, performed on a floating stage in front of St Mark’s Square, and the 1990 Silver Clef Winners performance at Knebworth. Both concerts, previously unreleased, are now available on both DVD and Blu-ray (145mins). The momentous Knebworth concert saw Pink Floyd topping the all-star bill (that included Paul McCartney, Dire Straits, Genesis, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton and Tears For Fears), in aid of the Nordoff Robbins charity, profits from which went towards setting up the BRIT School. David Gilmour and Andy Jackson have remixed the audio from this iconic concert and all 7 tracks performed on the day (with guest musicians including sax player Candy Dulfer, the original The Great Gig In The Sky vocalist Clare Torry, keyboard player Michael Kamen and Sam Brown with her mother, Vicki, on vocals), are released here as well as for the first time ever on CD.

1994’s album ‘The Division Bell’ sold over 12 million copies, having debuted at No 1 in the UK, the USA, Australia and New Zealand. It stayed at the top of the US charts for 4 weeks, and also went to No 1 in six other countries. The resulting tour was captured and recorded for the concert release ‘Pulse’. This release contains the entire ‘Pulse’ live concert film, re-edited and upgraded from the original masters, from the groundbreaking Earl’s Court gigs, and available for the first time on Blu-ray. Also uncovered for the first time is footage of the band in rehearsals on 20 October 1994 performing A Great Day For Freedom and Lost For Words.

In 2014, Pink Floyd released ‘The Endless River’, comprising mostly instrumental and ambient music based on material recorded during ‘The Division Bell’ sessions. Featuring David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright, additional material was recorded in 2013 and 2014, with one song, Louder than Words, with lyrics by author & novelist Polly Samson (the primary lyricist for ‘The Division Bell’ album).  ‘The Endless River’ became the most pre-ordered album of all time on Amazon UK and debuted at number one in several countries. The vinyl edition was the fastest-selling UK vinyl release since 1997. Included here for the first time is the never previously seen specially commissioned full 52-minute ‘The Endless River’ film by Ian Emes, famed for his work with Pink Floyd, including his animations for One of These Days, Speak To Me, Time and On the Run.

Rounding off the package are hours of unreleased bonus materials including music videos, documentary footage, bonus live tracks, upgraded tour screen films and documentaries. It includes the first ever release, on Blu-ray, DVD and 7” vinyl, of the last live performance of Pink Floyd with David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright together in 2007. This special performance of Arnold Layne took place at the Syd Barrett Tribute Concert at The Barbican on 10 May 2007. The full set boasts previously unreleased or remixed audio, plus restored, remastered and re-edited audio-visuals including unreleased concert footage and promo clips.

With the help of Nick Mason and the Pink Floyd archive, the box set comes with reproductions of tour artwork, posters, programmes, tour laminates, lyric book and much more including two 7” vinyl singles, (the live version of Arnold Layne performed at the Syd Barrett Tribute Concert in 2007 and Lost For Words from the ‘Pulse’ tour rehearsals at Earl’s Court), in new picture sleeves and etched image B-sides. Also included is a brand new 60-page hardback book of photos, designed by Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis and Peter Curzon of StormStudios, including many previously unseen images.

The 5 CDs are encased in their own 40-page hardback book with an extensive guide to all content, tracklists and credits.

There will also be a 2-LP / 1-CD ‘Highlights’ package. It comes in a gatefold sleeve (for both 1-CD and 2-LP), and each will contain a 24-page booklet containing previously unseen and rare photos.

  1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-5) [Live at Knebworth 1990] [2019 Mix] (new 2019 mix)
  2. Marooned Jam (Unreleased 1994 Recording) (previously unreleased)
  3. One Slip (2019 Remix) (new A Momentary lapse of Reason 2019 mix)
  4. Lost For Words (Tour Rehearsal 1994) (previously unreleased)
  5. Us And Them (Live, Delicate Sound Of Thunder) [2019 Remix] (new 2019 mix)
  6. Comfortably Numb (Live at Knebworth 1990) [2019 Mix] (previously unreleased)
  7. Sorrow (2019 Remix) (new A Momentary lapse of Reason 2019 mix)
  8. Learning To Fly (Live, Delicate Sound Of Thunder) [2019 Remix] (new 2019 mix)
  9. High Hopes (Early Version) [Unreleased 1994 Recording] (previously unreleased)
  10. On The Turning Away (2019 Remix) (new A Momentary lapse of Reason 2019 mix)
  11. Wish You Were Here (Live at Knebworth 1990) [2019 Mix] (previously unreleased)
  12. Run Like Hell (Live, Delicate Sound Of Thunder) [2019 Remix] (new 2019 mix)

‘Pink Floyd The Later Years’ will be released on November 29th and is available to pre-order here:

www.pinkfloyd.com

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Product overview:

CDs

5 x CDs, contained in their own 40-page, hardback book, containing a guide to all content, tracklistings, exhaustive content detail and credits.

CD 1   ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’ Remixed & Updated   51 mins

CD 2 & 3  ‘Delicate Sound Of Thunder’ Remixed  140 mins

CD 4   Live Recordings, 1987 & 1994 Unreleased Studio Recordings                  65 mins

CD 5   Knebworth Concert 1990 57 mins

Blu-rays

6 x Blu-rays, each contained in a gatefold wallet with dedicated cover art, including tracklistings and music publishing credits. Discs contained in protective plastic sleeves inside wallet. 

Blu-ray 1          Surround & Hi-res Audio Mixes  152 mins

Blu-ray 2          ‘Delicate Sound Of Thunder’ Restored & Remixed 120 mins

Blu-ray 3          ‘Pulse’ Restored & Re-edited 145 mins

Blu-ray 4          Venice Concert 1989 & Knebworth Concert 1990 147 mins

Blu-ray 5          Unreleased Live Films Music Videos & Concert Screen Films  154 mins

Blu-ray 6          Documentaries & Unreleased Material  122 mins

DVD

5 x DVDs (duplicating the content of Blu-rays 2-6 above), each contained in a gatefold wallet with dedicated cover art, including tracklistings and music publishing credits.

7” Singles

2 x 7” vinyl singles in brand-new picture sleeves, featuring ‘Arnold Layne’ performed live by Pink Floyd at the Syd Barrett Tribute concert, 2007 and Lost For Words from the Pulse tour rehearsals at Earl’s Court.

Photo book

60-page hard backed book of photos designed by Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis and Peter Curzon of StormStudios, including many previously unseen images.

Replica Tour Programmes and Lyric Book

A newly-created set of reproduction tour programmes (Pink Floyd World Tour 1987/1988, Pink Floyd Live 1989, Pink Floyd European Tour 1994), plus a brand-new Lyrics Book, designed by Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis and Peter Curzon of StormStudios.

Memorabilia

A collection of reproduction memorabilia including tour passes, stickers and posters, all printed to replicate the originals, and contained in a prestige card envelope.

www.pinkfloyd.com  / www.facebook.com/pinkfloyd

PIXIES ANNOUNCE TOWER RECORDS IN-STORE ALBUM SIGNING

Tower Records are delighted to announce that the legendary Pixies will be appearing in our Dawson St store at 1pm on Thursday 26th of September to sign copies of their new album “Beneath The Eyrie”.

Pre-Order or pick up a copy of the new album on its release on 13th of September and receive a wristband to come and meet the band and get the album signed.

Pre-Order here – https://www.towerrecords.ie/page/1101

Spaces are very limited – No Purchase Necessary

Formats available are

Standard CD

Deluxe CD

Standard LP

LIMITED EDITION Heavyweight Single Gatefold Coloured Vinyl

About Pixies

While Pixies have been acclaimed as the most influential, pioneering band of the late 80s alt/rock movement, having blazed the trail for artists from Nirvana to Radiohead to Pearl Jam, today, a whole new generation of music fans is discovering the band’s iconic “loudquietloud” signature sound. After five genre-defining studio albums — including the now-Platinum-certified Doolittle– Pixies disbanded in 1993, and then launched their reunion tour in April 2004, playing to sell-out crowds across the globe for 15 years, a far longer period of time than they were a band originally. But writing, recording and releasing new music was something that the band had been wanting to do for a long time, so they secretly booked studio time in Wales for the fall of 2012. Six days into the recording, founding bassist Kim Deal decided to leave the band; Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering made the decision to carry on, finishing and releasing the band’s first studio album in more than two decades, 2014’s Indie Cindy. Also wanting to play live, the three began working with a number of touring bassists, including former A Perfect Circle bassist, Paz Lenchantin who came out on the road with the band in 2014. The band welcomed her as Pixies’ permanent bassist in 2016. 

Also, in 2016, Pixies released its second post-reunion studio album, Head Carrier which was also Lenchantin’s recording debut with the band. As the UK’s DIY put it, “They’re back. They’re still brilliant. God save the Pixies.” 

December 2018 saw the band holed up at Dreamland Studios near Woodstock, NY with producer Tom Dalgety where they recorded their second album as a unit, “Beneath the Eyrie” out on September 13, 2019. 

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