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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.

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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. 

W A T C H  T H E  V I D E O   F O R  ‘C A T F I S H  K A T E’

For more information contact Tower Records on (01)6713250

Ed Sheeran No.6 Collab Lab

 ‘No.6 Collab Lab is coming to Dublin and you’re invited!

Ed Sheeran is due to release his highly anticipated album ‘No.6 Collaborations Project’ on Friday 12th July and to celebrate, the ‘No.6 Collab Lab’ will pop-up in Dublin City Center on release day. The event will be held at #13 Fade Street, Dublin and will be open to Ed’s fans from 12.00pm to 7.00pm on Friday 12th July.

You will have the chance to immerse yourselves in Ed’s lyric videos, listen to the album, purchase exclusive merchandise and if that wasn’t enough, five lucky fans will be in with a chance to win a signed copy of the album, with a merchandise purchase!

No ticket purchase necessary for entry to this event. We hope to see you there!

A Rock and Roll Beer!

Warner Music Ireland and Rascals Beer team up with ‘let’s rock’ IPA!

Let’s Rock! No, really, Let’s Rock. It’s the title of the new album from Ohio scuzzy bluesy guitar ledgebags The Black Keys, one of the best rock bands of the past twenty years. Their 2011 album El Camino was a global hit, not least because of the insanely successful and still brilliant Lonely Boy, but The Black Keys earned their stripes a long time ago with albums such as Brothers from 2010 and Rubber Factory released back in 2004.

They’ve returned with a new album that veers back towards the path to rock righteousness after a brief detour with the slightly more introspective  2014 album Turn Blue. And guess what? We got together with Warner Music and The Black Keys to bring out a special limited can to celebrate the new album! Damn right we did. Let’s Rock is the new album and it’s out now.

We made a fresh batch of Happy Days pale ale and canned up an extremely limited edition run. There’s even a QR code to scan which allows you to listen to the album. It’s a rock and roll beer for a rock and roll album.

You won’t be able to buy these cans in the shops, but we are going to give them away on our social channels, PLUS! We’ll give some away as prizes at this Sunday’s Quizzy Rascals table quiz here in Inchicore (30 June) Get your tickets for Quizzy Rascals here. If you love craft beer and pizza, as well as great tunes, then you need to spend a lot more time here at Rascals HQ taproom and pizza restaurant, Inchicore.

Liam Gallagher New Music Video

SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR ‘SHOCKWAVE’ – WATCH IT HERE

NEW ALBUM ‘WHY ME? WHY NOT.’ TO BE RELEASED ON SEPTEMBER 20TH

AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER FROM https://WMI.lnk.to/WMWN

His debut solo single ‘Wall of Glass’ put him back where he belongs, but Liam Gallagher’s ‘Shockwave’ is already powering towards a much bigger launch. Competing for a Top 20 position on the Official Singles Chart, ‘Shockwave’ is performing stronger across both downloads and streaming and will comfortably top the Official Vinyl Singles Chart.

Now Liam builds on that flying start by sharing the track’s official video. Directed by the award-winning François Rousselet, the video sets Liam’s swaggering charisma to some striking, cinematic-scale photography. It takes him on a voyage through America’s Deep South, from desolate wastelands to train tracks and large-scale protests.

The video comes as Liam confirms that his eagerly anticipated second album ‘Why Me? Why Not’ will be released on September 20th on Warner Records. The album is now available to pre-order from and will be available on a variety of CD, vinyl, download and streaming formats. There will also be a special D2C package which compiles a deluxe CD, a sun yellow vinyl album and a one-sided etched 12” which features three deluxe bonus tracks along with a demo recording that’s exclusive to this format – all packaged in a hardcover book.

Fans who pre-order the album from https://wbr.ec/liam-store will receive priority access to future live dates.

‘Why Me? Why Not.’ was written by Liam with producers Andrew Wyatt and Greg Kurstin and recorded in Los Angeles and at RAK Studios in London. Wyatt and Kurstin previously contributed writing and production to Liam’s all-conquering debut solo album ‘As You Were’, and Liam was keen to get even deeper with them this time. As a result, ‘Why Me? Why Not.’ is a clear upgrade on ‘As You Were’ but not a radical departure.

Liam explains:

“I wrote some songs on my own for the last album, but this time it’s all co-writes. Reason being is I want it to be even better than ‘As You Were’. I know my strengths and I know my limitations. I’m an ok songwriter, but I’m a great singer and frontman. I want the second album to be a step-up because the hardest thing to do is to make something the same, only better. So that’s what we’ve done.”

‘Shockwave’ has seen Liam Gallagher make a typically full-throttle return. Super intimate sold-out show at Hackney Round Chapel? Biblical. Premiere and release of the long-awaited ‘As It Was’ documentary? Completed. Featured on the cover of Q, who described him as “rock’s finest frontman”? Naturally.

Liam Gallagher’s debut solo album ‘As You Were’ was a critical and commercial smash. It debuted at #1 in IRELAND and in the UK, out-selling the rest of the Top 10 in the process and was soon certified Platinum. Liam was back where he belonged, selling out huge outdoor shows and earning major awards from Q, NME and GQ.

Liam’s next double-bill of huge UK shows comes at the end of the month. He’ll play a sold-out Eden Sessions show on the 26th before hitting Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage on the 29th.

Liam will play Irish Independent Park, Cork on Sunday June 23rd, 2019.

BRENDON URIE OF PANIC! AT THE DISCO HONOURED BY CITY OF LAS VEGAS WITH THE KEY TO THE CITY

FOUR-TIME NOMINEE PANIC! AT THE DISCO TO PERFORM TWICE AT THE 2019 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS ON MAY 1st

NEW SINGLE ‘HEY LOOK MA, I MADE IT’ IS OUT NOW

DOWNLOAD PHOTOS HERE – GETTY LINK HERE

Photo Credit: Ethan Miller / Getty Images for dick clark productions

This morning, Las Vegas native and Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie earned the esteemed honour of receiving the Key to the City of his hometown in recognition of his outstanding achievements in music. Presented to him by Las Vegas Commissioner Jim Gibson on the eve of two highly-anticipated performances at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, May 1 at 8pm ET/PT on NBC, Urie joins the likes of renowned artists like Elvis Presley, Madonna, and Britney Spears who received the honour before him.

Urie has always celebrated his Vegas roots throughout his career, from recording the Grammy nominated band’s platinum-selling second album, Pretty.Odd., at the studio at The Palms to shooting countless videos and photo shoots in his home town including the cover art for the band’s platinum-certified fourth album, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare To Die. Last year, Urie performed a sold out show at the city’s T-Mobile Arena as part of his critically acclaimed Pray For The Wicked Tour as well as a show-stopping set inside the middle of Vegas’s iconic Bellagio Fountain ahead of Game 5 of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Finals. Likewise, the Las Vegas Golden Knights currently use Panic!’s “Vegas Lights” as their goal song.

Continuing his dedication to Vegas – Urie, via his Highest Hopes Foundation, is partnering with State Farm and the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada to break ground on a Youth Notes For Notes® recording studio for local children which will open later this year.  Urie hopes to help create an environment as supportive as the one he had at Palo Verde High School under the instruction of his music teacher, Mr. Richard Matta.He’s carried the unparalleled spirit of Vegas showmanship with him and this honour culminates with a high profile appearance at this year’s Billboard Music Awards, where the four time nominee will join Taylor Swift on a show-opening performance of her recently unveiled single “ME!” and perform Panic! at the Disco’s latest hit “Hey Look Ma, I Made It.”

BBMA executive producers Mark Bracco and Robert Deaton also received a proclamation, recognizing 20 consecutive years of the show broadcasting from the city of lights with the city declaring Wednesday, May 1, 2019 as “Billboard Music Awards Day” and honouring the show with a “Billboard Music Awards Blvd.” street sign.

The “2019 Billboard Music Awards” are set to air on NBC for the second year in a row and will broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The three-hour telecast will showcase this year’s hottest musical acts, unexpected collaborations and buzzworthy moments. “Billboard Music Awards” nominees and winners are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the chart period of March 23, 2018 through March 7, 2019. The “2019 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman, Kelly Clarkson and Robert Deaton are executive producers.

About Panic! At The Disco            

Panic! At The Disco – fronted by Brendon Urie – is a Grammy-nominated, award-winning, internationally acclaimed rock band hailing from Las Vegas. Their latest album, Pray For The Wicked, has been certified gold by the RIAA after scoring their second consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard 200 Chart upon its June 2018 release via Fueled By Ramen/DCD2 Records.  Pray For The Wicked is highlighted by the 2x-platinum certified hit “High Hopes,” which not only claimed the top spot across six different Billboard charts, but also simultaneously hit #1 across three different radio formats, including Pop, Alternative, and Hot AC, where it broke the record by topping the chart for 14 weeks, the longest run in 15 years. Panic! At The Disc0 have sold over 1,000,000 tickets in the last year — selling out over 85 arenas on their global tour, including two nights at London’s renowned The O2.

Pray For The Wicked follows 2016’s GRAMMY-nominated Death Of A Bachelor, which also debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Chart and went to become the highest selling rock album and fourth-highest selling album overall released in 2016, according to Nielsen Soundscan. In 2017, Urie took on Broadway, first starring as Charlie Price in the critically acclaimed, TONY Award-winning hit Kinky Boots.  The following year, he received his own TONY Award nomination for “Best Original Score Written For Theatre” for “Simple Sponge,” a song he wrote for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical.  Outside of music, Urie has founded the Highest Hopes Foundation – an umbrella fund which supports the efforts of non-profit organizations that lead, develop, and advocate support for human rights for all people and communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity. In June 2018, Urie named GLSEN the foundation’s first beneficiary and pledged $1 million donation to the LGBTQ non-profit.

Finn Wolfhard Stars As Rivers Cuomo In Weezer’s ‘Take On Me’

Finn Wolfhard stars as Rivers Cuomo in the new video for Weezer’s version of ‘Take On Me’.

The long-standing American group recently released ‘The Teal Album’, a covers record featuring some – ahem – intriguing choices.

Out now, the record featured Weezer blazing through 80s Scandi-pop belter ‘Take On Me’ by international heart-throbs ‘Take On Me’.

The full video is well worth catching, starring Finn Wolfhard – Calpurnia, Stranger Things – as a young Rivers Cuomo.

Featuring a daydreaming Finn scribbling in his work book, it also features a full-on jam session.

Tune in now.

Parlophone set to release rare Bowie tracks

“…spying through a keyhole from the other room…”

On what would have been David Bowie’s 72nd birthday and with 2019 marking 50 years since David Bowie’s first hit, Space Oddity, we are excited to announce that Parlophone is set to release a 7″ vinyl singles box set of nine previously unreleased recordings* from the era during which Space Oddity was first conceived.

Keep reading for the full details.

#BowieSTAK

DAVID BOWIE – SPYING THROUGH A KEYHOLE (DEMOS AND UNRELEASED SONGS)

PARLOPHONE SET TO RELEASE 7″ VINYL SINGLES BOX SET OF PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED* DAVID BOWIE RECORDINGS, INCLUDING EARLIEST KNOWN VERSIONS OF SPACE ODDITY.

With 2019 marking 50 years since David Bowie’s first hit, Space Oddity, we are excited to announce that Parlophone is set to release a 7″ vinyl singles box set of nine previously unreleased recordings* from the era during which Space Oddity was first conceived.

The title: Spying Through A Keyhole, is a lyric taken from the previously unknown song: Love All Around, and though most of the other titles are known, these versions have never been officially released until late last year (see footnote). Most of the recordings are solo vocal and acoustic home demo performances, unless otherwise stated.

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Mother Grey (demo)

This mid-tempo tale of a fledgling son fleeing the nest features multi-tracked vocals, guitars and harmonica from David.

In The Heat Of The Morning (demo)

A well-known early Bowie song but presented here in demo form with final lyrics.

Goodbye 3d (Threepenny) Joe (demo)

A charming demo from 1968.

Love All Around (demo)

A delightful love song from whence the title of this collection came: “I see a pop tune spying through a keyhole from the other room”.

London Bye, Ta-Ta (demo)

An early demo version of the song with completely different lyrics in a couple of the verses compared to those of the later full band versions.

Angel, Angel, Grubby Face (demo version 1)

The first and only previously known demo of this song.

Angel, Angel, Grubby Face (demo version 2)

A later version of the same song with alternative lyrics.

Space Oddity (demo excerpt)

The lyric and arrangement variations lend weight to the theory that this is possibly the first ever recorded demo of one of Bowie’s most famous songs.

Space Oddity (demo – alternative lyrics) (with Hutch)

Originally conceived as a song for a duo to perform, this is the first known version to feature John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson again with lyric and arrangement variations.

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Due to the nature of some of the solo home demos where Bowie accompanied himself on acoustic guitar, the recording quality isn’t always of a usual studio fidelity. This is partly due to David’s enthusiastic strumming hitting the red on a couple of the tracks, along with the limitations of the original recording equipment and tape degradation. However, the historical importance of these songs and the fact that the selections are from an archive of tracks cleared for release by Bowie, overrides this shortcoming.

Spying Through A Keyhole will be limited to a vinyl only release in the spring. However, the recordings may appear in the future on other formats. More details and actual release date to follow from Parlophone.

*FOOTNOTE: Although this will be the first physical release of these tracks, Parlophone did make them available on streaming services for a limited period only in December.

Gavin James Launches his album to Space!

Gavin James Launches his album to Space!

To coincide with the album launch of Gavin James new album “Only Ticket Home” and inspired by Elon Musk, Gavin actually launched his album into space (really).

The album which is released tomorrow 26th Oct took a 4-hour journey through the clouds and beyond commercial flight and onto the stratosphere, the journey was filmed in HD and features stunning video footage of the album with a backdrop of the earth and space.

This is a first true album launch and Gavin will be doing an in store album & album launch events around Ireland full list below to celebrate the albums launch. He is also playing the INEC on 28th Dec, The Royal Theatre Castlebar on 29th Dec and his three Dublin shows in April next year are already sold out.

Watch the video below with the horizon an astounding 1,000km away.

Eagles Have No. 1 Album of All-Time in the U.S.

The Eagles’ greatest hits album has moonwalked past Michael Jackson’s Thriller to become the best-selling album in history. Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is now certified 38x platinum, while their 1977 album Hotel California is now 26x platinum, making it the third best-selling album of all-time. Tim Fraser-Harding said of the news, “Eagles epitomize everything that is iconic about classic, timeless music – from songwriting, vocals, and harmonies, to musicianship, performance, and never accepting second best. These two albums in particular have been a definitive part of American life, and will continue to be shared by generations to come, just as they have been the soundtrack to so many lives for the last 40 years.”

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