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Eric Burdon & The Animals “When I Was Young – The MGM Recordings 1967-1968” Deluxe 5CD Boxed Set Released February 21, 2020

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Eric Burdon & The Animals “When I Was Young – The MGM Recordings 1967-1968” Deluxe 5CD Boxed Set Released February 21, 2020

• A DELUXE BOXED SET FEATURING ALL OF THE CLASSIC ALBUMS BY ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS
• FEATURING THE ALBUMS “WINDS OF CHANGE”, “THE TWAIN SHALL MEET”, “EVERY ONE OF US”, “LOVE IS” & THE RARE MONO VERSION OF “WINDS OF CHANGE”
• ALL NEWLY REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES
• WITH TEN BONUS TRACKS TAKEN FROM SINGLES, ALL RE-MASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES FOR THE FIRST TIME
• INCLUDES AN ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET WITH NEW ESSAY AND A POSTER

Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of a new boxed set featuring all of the albums recorded by ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS for the MGM Records label issued between October 1967 and December 1968. ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS came together in December 1966 when the original Animals had ground to a halt. Vocalist Eric Burdon recruited Vic Briggs (guitar, piano), John Weider (guitar, violin, bass), Danny McCulloch (bass) and Barry Jenkins (drums) to form a new group which changed direction away from raucous Rhythm and Blues and embraced Psychedelic rock and the influences of the emerging counter-culture. Signing to MGM Records in the USA (where he became based) and teaming up with producer TOM WILSON (also famed for his work with BOB DYLAN, THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION & THE VELVET UNDERGROUND), the band’s debut single “WHEN I WAS YOUNG” was released in April 1967 and was a powerful statement, featuring Weider’s violin and Briggs’ fuzzed guitar, becoming a hit in Europe, Australia and the USA. The B-side of the single A GIRL NAMED SANDOZ was a psychedelic ode to the Swiss pharmaceutical company which developed LSD. The follow-up single, SAN FRANCISCAN NIGHTS, issued in August 1967, came on the heels of the band’s famed appearance at the MONTEREY POP FESTIVAL in June 1967 and would be the band’s biggest hit, breaking the top twenty in the UK, Europe and the USA. The band’s debut album, WINDS OF CHANGE was issued in October 1967 and featured the singles SAN FRANCISCAN NIGHTS and GOOD TIMES, along with an inventive cover version of PAINT IT BLACK and the psychedelic rockers YES, I AM EXPERIENCED (a tribute to Burdon’s friend Jimi Hendrix) and IT’S ALL MEAT.

The album “THE TWAIN SHALL MEET” was recorded in December 1967 but not issued until May 1968 and featured two further singles, MONTEREY and SKY PILOT (Parts One & Two). Incredibly 1968 would see a further two album releases by the group in the USA and Europe; “EVERY ONE OF US”, recorded in June and issued in August of that year, was a fine album which saw ZOOT MONEY join the band on organ and piano, but inexplicably the album failed to gain a release in the UK. By the time of its release, Vic Briggs had departed to be replaced by ANDY SUMMERS (formerly with Zoot Money in the band DANTALIAN’s CHARIOT) on guitar. This line-up recorded the double album “LOVE IS” in Los Angeles in October 1968, issued only as a single LP in the UK, which featured imaginative cover versions of RIVER DEEP, MOUNTAIN HIGH, RING OF FIRE (also a hit single in many countries) and Traffic’s COLOURED RAIN. The album also featured the song GEMINI which segued in to a fine re-make of the DANTALIAN’s CHARIOT classic THE MADMAN (RUNNING THROUGH THE FIELDS). Released in December 1968, it was to be the final album by the group. Burdon remained in the United States and joined forces with the group WAR in 1969.

The set features the albums “WINDS OF CHANGE” (both stereo and mono versions), “THE TWAIN SHALL MEET”, “EVERY ONE OF US” and “LOVE IS”, all newly re-mastered from the original master tapes, along with ten bonus tracks drawn from the band’s single releases, including the classic B-sides A GIRL NAMED SANDOZ, AIN’T THAT SO and GRATEFULLY DEAD, all remastered from recently located original master tapes. Also included is an illustrated booklet with new essay and a replica poster. “WHEN I WAS YOUNG – The MGM Recordings” is a fine tribute to the music of Eric Burdon & the Animals.

TRACK LISTING

DISC ONE

WINDS OF CHANGE
(RE-MASTERED STEREO MIX)
RELEASED IN OCTOBER 1967

1. WINDS OF CHANGE
2. POEM BY THE SEA
3. PAINT IT BLACK
4. THE BLACK PLAGUE
5. YES, I AM EXPERIENCED
6. SAN FRANCISCAN NIGHTS
7. MAN – WOMAN
8. HOTEL HELL
9. GOOD TIMES
10. ANYTHING
11. IT’S ALL MEAT
BONUS TRACKS
12. WHEN I WAS YOUNG
13. A GIRL NAMED SANDOZ

A & B-SIDES OF SINGLE –
RELEASED IN MAY 1967

14. AIN’T THAT SO

B-SIDE OF SINGLE –
RELEASED IN AUGUST 1967

15. GRATEFULLY DEAD

B-SIDE OF SINGLE –
RELEASED IN OCTOBER 1967

16. ANYTHING (SINGLE VERSION)

B-SIDE OF SINGLE –
RELEASED IN MAY 1968

DISC TWO

THE TWAIN SHALL MEET
(RE-MASTERED EDITION)
RELEASED IN MAY 1968

1. MONTEREY
2. JUST THE THOUGHT
3. CLOSER TO THE TRUTH
4. NO SELF PITY
5. ORANGE AND RED BEAMS
6. SKY PILOT
7. WE LOVE YOU LIL
8. ALL IS ONE
BONUS TRACKS
9. SKY PILOT (PART ONE) (MONO SINGLE)
10. SKY PILOT (PART TWO) (MONO SINGLE)

A & B-SIDES OF SINGLE –
RELEASED IN JANUARY 1968

11. MONTEREY (MONO SINGLE VERSION)

A-SIDE OF SINGLE –
RELEASED IN MAY 1968

DISC THREE

EVERYONE OF US
(RE-MASTERED EDITION)
RELEASED IN AUGUST 1968

1. WHITE HOUSES
2. UPPERS AND DOWNERS
3. SERENADE TO A SWEET LADY
4. THE IMMIGRANT LAD
5. YEAR OF THE GURU
6. ST. JAMES INFIRMARY
7. NEW YORK 1963 –
AMERICA 1968
BONUS TRACK
8. WHITE HOUSES (SINGLE VERSION)

A-SIDE OF SINGLE –
RELEASED IN NOVEMBER 1968

DISC FOUR

LOVE IS
(RE-MASTERED EDITION)
RELEASED IN DECEMBER 1968

1. RIVER DEEP, MOUNTAIN HIGH
2. I’M AN ANIMAL
3. I’M DYING, OR AM I?
4. RING OF FIRE
5. COLOURED RAIN
6. TO LOVE SOMEBODY
7. AS THE YEARS GO PASSING BY
8. GEMINI
9. THE MADMAN (RUNNING THROUGH THE FIELDS)
BONUS TRACK
10. RIVER DEEP, MOUNTAIN HIGH (SINGLE VERSION)

B-SIDE OF SINGLE – RELEASED IN NOVEMBER 1968

DISC FIVE

WINDS OF CHANGE
(RE-MASTERED MONO MIX)
RELEASED IN OCTOBER 1967

1. WINDS OF CHANGE
2. POEM BY THE SEA
3. PAINT IT BLACK
4. THE BLACK PLAGUE
5. YES, I AM EXPERIENCED
6. SAN FRANCISCAN NIGHTS
7. MAN – WOMAN
8. HOTEL HELL
9. GOOD TIMES
10. ANYTHING
11. IT’S ALL MEAT

To pre-order: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/eric-burdon-the-animals-when-i-was-young-the-mgm-recordings-1967-1968-5cd/

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Modern Prog Artist Dave Kerzner Releases “Breakdown A Compilation 1995-2019” – OUT NOW!

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Modern Prog Artist Dave Kerzner Releases “Breakdown A Compilation 1995-2019” – OUT NOW!

Dave Kerzner is a progressive rock artist and producer who has been making music since the mid-90s with artists such as Kevin Gilbert of Toy Matinee and others. In 2010 he co-founded the award-winning band Sound of Contact with Simon Collins and co-wrote/produced their debut album “Dimensionaut.”

Since then, Kerzner has released two highly acclaimed studio solo albums “New World” and “Static” as well as several live albums and a lot of music made with an array of collaborative projects such as his band In Continuum featuring special guests Steve Hackett of Genesis and more, Mantra Vega, a transatlantic project with former Mostly Autumn singer Heather Findlay, Lo-Fi Resistance with Randy McStine and star-studded tribute albums with his side project Sonic Elements.

“Because a lot of my songs have ended up on albums from different bands and projects, as opposed to being easily found on my solo albums, I thought it would be nice to bring a taste of each together in one double CD package at an attractive price to introduce a body of my work to new listeners,” says Kerzner. “While doing this compilation, I also wanted to include previously unreleased outtakes, alternate studio tracks and live versions of songs from these albums so this collection would appeal to those who already have my albums and want more.”

Kerzner’s new album “Breakdown” coming out on Cherry Red Records is a collection of 21 songs on 2 CDs with over 2 hours of music produced by Kerzner including brand new versions of songs like “Only Breathing Out” which he originally wrote and recorded with Sound of Contact, as well as the song “All That Is” from the soon to be released sophomore “In Continuum” album. “Acceleration Theory Part 2: Annihilation,” a song that features guest vocalist Jon Davison of Yes and was co-written between Kerzner and Yes co-founder Jon Anderson. The title track of the album,”Breakdown,” is an outtake from Kerzner’s solo album “Static.”

In addition to this, the collection offers alternate versions of songs from LoFi Reistance’s “Chalk Lines” and Mantra Vega’s “The Illusion’s Reckoning” with a special trip back to 1995 when he played with Kevin Gilbert’s band Thud in the form of a new live tribute performing Kevin’s song “Joytown.”

To purchase Dave Kerzner’s “Breakdown A Compilation 1995-2019”: https://geni.us/Breakdown

For more information: https://davekerzner.com/

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TODD RUNDGREN & L. SHANKAR Join HAWKESTREL For A Cover Of POST MALONE’s “CIRCLES!”

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TODD RUNDGREN & L. SHANKAR Join HAWKESTREL For A Cover Of POST MALONE’s “CIRCLES!”

Los Angeles, CA – Hot on the heels of their debut release, The Future Is Us, the Hawkwind-themed supergroup returns with a brand new single, “Circles” featuring the extraordinary guitar work of legend Todd Rundgren and gorgeous violin soloing by musical genius Lakshminarayana Shankar (L. Shankar) who has worked with Frank Zappa, U2, Peter Gabriel, Jeff Beck, Pete Townsend and many, many others! The song, which will be featured on the forthcoming Hawkestrel album (coming in 2020), is an historic first for Prog Rock as it is the first Prog Rock-style cover version of a song originally performed by a hip hop artist!

Check out the new single and its accompanying video (directed by Jared Cohn): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7eGZD_p0LQ&feature=youtu.be

To listen: https://open.spotify.com/album/1ZOvsOSciGDK7hIUoNASWo?si=9hEBADvkQNahkJGIhdiHAA

To purchase: https://music.apple.com/us/album/circles-feat-todd-rundgren-l-shankar-single/1485894376

To purchase the full-length Hawkestrel album, The Future Is Us, on CD, go here: https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/hawkestrel-the-future-is-us-cd/

Buy the vinyl here: https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/hawkestrel-the-future-is-us-limited-edition-blue-vinyl/

Buy the digital here: https://orcd.co/hawkestrelthefutureisus

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Bill Bruford’s Earthworks Announce the Release of ‘Heavenly Bodies – The Expanded Collection’ – Available Now!


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Bill Bruford’s Earthworks Announce the Release of ‘Heavenly Bodies – The Expanded Collection’ – Available Now!

Bill Bruford was the drummer with Yes and King Crimson before he moved to jazz with his band Earthworks. Heavenly Bodies – The Expanded Collection takes 23 tracks from the ‘Earthworks Complete’ Deluxe box set to present a tidy overview of the band’s 20-year history in a double CD.

Bruford says: Heavenly Bodies – The Expanded Collection serves as the ideal ‘beginners’ guide’ for newcomers to the band. Progressive Jazz isn’t a million miles from Progressive Rock: both genres prioritise change from inside and out. People would come away from our gigs saying “I didn’t think I liked jazz, but if that’s jazz, I love it!” Heavenly Bodies – The Expanded Collection is the perfect jumping off point to dip your toes in the water.”

Heavenly Bodies – The Expanded Collection can be ordered here: https://geni.us/BBSF029CD

All audio, visual and print materials for this compilation were sourced and curated by Bill Bruford and the package comes with additional original artwork by award-winning illustrator, photographer and filmmaker Dave McKean.


The 20 CD / 4 DVD Earthworks Complete deluxe box set was released in mid-2019 and continues to be available here: https://geni.us/EarthworksComplete

A tremendous treasure trove of material known and previously unheard (All about Jazz)

This is a heady concoction indeed, and one which joyously breaks down all sorts of musical barriers in its path 
(The Times, London)

[Earthworks] mixes up styles, moods and meters as effortlessly as it ignores musical boundaries (Wall St. Journal)

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Cleopatra Entertainment To Release Festival Award Winning Documentary “MELODY MAKERS the Bible of Rock ‘n Roll” – November 29 in Los Angeles

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Cleopatra Entertainment To Release Festival Award Winning Documentary “MELODY MAKERS the Bible of Rock ‘n Roll” – November 29 in Los Angeles

Featuring ERIC BURDON (The Animals), IAN ANDERSON (Jethro Tull), YES (Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Alan White), DAVE COUSINS (The Strawbs), JUDY DYBLE (Fairport Convention), Nazareth (PETE AGNEW & DAN MCCAFFERTY), STEVE ABBOTT (UK Decay) and SONJA KRISTINA (Curved Air)

Los Angeles, CA – Cleopatra Entertainment will release the rock music magazine story “MELODY MAKERS the Bible of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” in Hollywood CA on November 29, 2019. The directorial documentary debut feature from venerable and respected Canadian award-winning filmmaker, and Female Eye Film Festival founder/director Leslie Ann Coles, the immensely entertaining and insightful documentary MELODY MAKERS will screen at the ARENA CINELOUNGE, from NOVEMBER 29 to DECEMBER 5th, 2019 with a special Q&A with Director Leslie Ann Coles, on Monday, December 2nd at 6:30pm. In addition, Cleopatra will release the film to VOD Platforms coinciding with a home entertainment DVD version on December 17th, 2019.

MELODY MAKERS is not just another music doc. It chronicles the birth of music journalism and the world’s oldest and longest standing seminal music magazine; Melody Maker. Through a series of interviews from artists (Ian Anderson/JETHRO TULL, Eric Burdon/THE ANIMALS, Alan White, Steve Howe and Chris Squire/YES, among others) and journalists of the time, the film tells the true story of the rise and fall of the world’s most influential music publication and uncovers an era of tremendous creative freedom.

At the heart of the story is Barrie Wentzell, Chief Contributing Photographer of Melody Maker Magazine (1965-1975) and his iconic photographic archive of legendary musicians during the birth of the rock ‘n roll era, who along with his journalist colleagues gained unprecedented access to bands and musicians that would go on to become the legends of rock n’ roll. Wentzell’s photos are the touchstone of this documentary as the photographer and others recount the many untold stories from behind the pictures. Barrie recalls a Peter Townshend telling him about an idea he had for a rock opera when Tommy was a concept. Melody Maker journalist, Chris Charlesworth recalls when the magazine tried to expand into the US market without paying off the mobsters who controlled magazine distribution in key cities such as New York, and PR Keith Altham shares an anecdotal story about a publicity stunt gone awry involving the notorious drummer, Keith Moon and a hovercraft.

Beyond the visual stories told, Melody Maker includes interviews ERIC BURDON (The Animals), IAN ANDERSON (Jethro Tull), YES (Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Alan White), DAVE COUSINS (The Strawbs), JUDY DYBLE (Fairport Convention), Nazareth (PETE AGNEW & DAN MCCAFFERTY), SONJA KRISTINA (Curved Air) and SEVE ABBOTT (UK Decay); journalists CHRIS WELCH, CHRIS CHARLESWORTH, ALLAN JONES (Senior Editor UNCUT Magazine); ALAN LEWIS; and other notable subjects PETER WHITEHEAD (filmmaker Charlie My Darling), ROGER DEAN (artist), JEFF DEXTER (DJ/ Promoter), KEITH ALTHAM (PR for The Rolling Stones, The Who) and GLEN COLSON (Stiff Records) to name a few.

To purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Melody-Makers-Ian-Anderson/dp/B07WGJKDNK/

BIOGRAPHY
Leslie Ann is thrilled to launch her debut feature documentary MELODY MAKERS with the enhanced Apple Book made possible with the generous support of Telefilm Canada’s Marketing and Promotions Program. As the executive producer and director of LA Coles Fine Art Films she is currently engaged in a wide variety of works which include theatrical features, non-scripted TV, documentaries, shorts and interactive digital media. Her company is committed to producing films and cross platform projects that combine art, entertainment and social justice. Coles is a Women In the Director’s Chair alumni, and a recipient of three CTV Banff Fellowships for original series. Founder of the Female Eye Film Festival (FeFF) in 2001 to address gender parity in the film industry, she has executive-produced 46 short films directed by at risk female youth through the Young Filmmaker Development Workshop (YFDW), a program established under the auspices of the FeFF.  In her capacity as Festival Director for the past 17 years, she oversees the rigorous evaluation and selection of independent films for FeFF from over 2,500 entries every year. Intimately familiar with the local and international filmmaking community since 2001 with the inaugural festival and her debut multiple-award-winning film “In The Refrigerator: Spirit of a Haunted Dancer,” Leslie Ann’s strength is her ability to creatively strategize projects and determine market potential during the development process, always with a critical understanding of a film’s milieu, be it social, cultural, or art-focused.

MELODY MAKERS will see a limited theatrical release on November 29, 2019 at the Arena CineLounge Sunset, 6464 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood CA,  followed by the Apple iBook on the same day and the DVD Release on December 17, 2019.

MELODY MAKERS,  English, Color, Stereo, 5.1 HD, 78 min., Canada 

“A cinematic love letter to late British weekly music magazine Melody Maker — captures a vital passage in 20th century music history.” – Kim Hughes, Original Cin

“This cheerful history of the music weekly Melody Maker has enough inside dope to maintain interest.” – Adrian Mack, The Georgia Straight

“Whimsically titled Melody Makers leans heavily on Barrie Wentzell, chief photographer from 1965-1975, both for his recollections and his amazing collection of images.” – Chris Knight, The National Post

“Melody Makers is charming, informative, and highly entertaining.” – Andrew Parker, The Gate

“The narrator-less film rattles along to the extent that I couldn’t believe it was over, so enthralled was I by the anecdotes, analysis, pictures and film of such an extraordinary ten years of music.” – Martin Webb, A New Day

“The tunes and the images, combined with countless inspiring and entertaining first-hand recollections brilliantly resurrect a time that produced some of the most remarkable artists that have ever lived.” – Amy Balog, 60’s Today

FESTIVAL AWARDS FOR MELODY MAKERS
WINNER Best Music Documentary, 18th Bare Bones International Film Festival 2017
WINNER Best Documentary, 8th Fort Myers Film Festival 2018
WINNER Best International Documentary, 16th Garden State Film Festival 2018
WINNER Audience Choice Award, Hot Springs Women’s Film Festival 2018
WINNER Gold Award Best Documentary, Spotlight Film Festival 2018
WINNER Best International Documentary, Color Tape Film Festival 2018
WINNER Best Documentary, Meraki Film Festival  2018
WINNER Best Director, Borderlands Film Festival 2018
WINNER Best Feature Documentary, Nice IFF 2018
WINNER Best Documentary, MedFF 2019


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JJ Chardeau’s Rock Opera “Magical Music Man” Launched with Release on CD & Download of “In Terra Cognita?” – OUT Now!

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JJ Chardeau’s Rock Opera “Magical Music Man” Launched with Release on CD & Download of “In Terra Cognita?” – OUT Now!

Featuring Numerous Special Guests from Across the Rock World – Mark Andes (Canned Heat, Spirit), Jerry  Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Brian Auger (Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones), Jason Scheff (Chicago), Alex Ligertwood (Santana), Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp, John Fogerty), John Helliwell (Supertramp), Michael Sadler (Saga) and others!

French musician and composer, JJ Chardeau has launched his rock opera “Magical Music Man” on CD, Download and Streaming platforms with the album “In Terra Cognita?”

The album features special guests including Mark Andes (Canned Heat, Spirit), Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Brian Auger (Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones), Jason Scheff (Chicago), Alex Ligertwood(Santana), Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp, John Fogerty), John McFee (Doobie Brothers), Danny Seraphine (Chicago), John Helliwell (Supertramp), Michael Sadler (Saga), Chris Pinnick (Chicago) and Hank Linderman (America, Chicago).

The premise of the rock opera is: When his on board computer fails Magical Musical Man learns that he will crash on a planet reportedly inhabited by Degenerates, called Earth. In a panic he sees only one salvation: calling God the great alchemist-creator of the universe to his rescue. Thus appears God (portrayed by Jean-Claude Drouot) but He has no memory of the human kind. He only remembers a quarrel between the first couple of humans about an apple… So God agrees to accompany Magical Musical Man to Earth to find out what happened to human kind!

The 15 tracks of the album constitute a dreamy and musical trip around the world, made like a movie in space and time, a journey at the edge of earthly music and human societies.

The album is OUT NOW and available via Cherry Red:
CD edition: https://geni.us/InTerraCognitaCD
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Prog Rock Christmas Featuring Members of YES, Renaissance, Utopia, Focus, Curved Air, Hawkwind & Others!

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Prog Rock Christmas Featuring Members of YES, Renaissance, Utopia, Focus, Curved Air, Hawkwind & Others!

Special guest performance by legendary actor Malcolm McDowell!

Join producer Billy Sherwood (Yes, Circa) for an expansive musical journey through Christmas classics of yesterday and today, all performed by leading figures in Prog Rock music!

Includes gorgeous performances by guitar legend Steve Morse, angelic vocalists Annie Haslam (of Renaissance) and Sonja Kristina (of Curved Air) plus Thijs Van Leer (of Focus), Simon House (of Hawkwind) and others! Also a special guest performance by actor Malcolm McDowell!

Available on both CD in an attractive digipak and on limited edition vinyl in your choice of RED or WHITE!

Track List:
1. Run With The Fox – Jon Davison
2. Christmas Lights – Kasim Sulton
3. Carol Of The Bells – Steve Morse
4. The Twelve Days Of Christmas – Annie Haslam
5. Wonderful Christmastime – Billy Sherwood & Patrick Moraz
6. I Believe In Father Christmas – Martin Turner
7. Fairytale Of New York – Leslie Hunt & Robin McAuley
8. O Come All Ye Faithful – Sonja Kristina
9. A Christmas Song – Thijs Van Leer
10.  You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch – Malcolm McDowell
11. Linus & Lucy (Charlie Brown Christmas Theme) – Geoff Downes [CD ONLY]
12. Silent Night – Nik Turner & Simon House
13. Happy Christmas (War Is Over) – John Wetton

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BE-BOP DELUXE MODERN MUSIC 5 DISC LIMITED EDITION BOXED SET

BE-BOP DELUXE MODERN MUSIC 5 DISC LIMITED EDITION BOXED SET 

Released December 6, 2019

• A DELUXE 5 DISC LIMITED EDITION BOXED SET OF THE CLASSIC 1976 ALBUM BY BE-BOP DELUXE
• NEWLY REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES
• FEATURING AN ADDITIONAL 55 BONUS TRACKS DRAWN FROM NEW 5.1 SURROUND SOUND & STEREO MIXES FROM THE ORIGINAL MULTI-TRACK MASTER TAPES, A CONCERT RECORDED BY BBC RADIO FROM OCTOBER 1976, A PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED “OFFICIAL BOOTLEG” RECORDING OF A CONCERT AT THE RIVIERA THEATER IN CHICAGO IN MARCH 1976, PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED OUT-TAKES FROM THE ALBUM SESSIONS, ALONG WITH A BBC TV OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST APPEARANCE FROM NOVEMBER 1976
• INCLUDES A LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED BOOK WITH MANY PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN PHOTOGRAPHS & NEW ESSAY BY BILL NELSON
• ALSO INCLUDES POSTCARDS AND A REPLICA POSTER

Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a new re-mastered five-disc deluxe expanded boxed set limited edition (comprising 4 CDs and a DVD) of MODERN MUSIC the legendary 1976 album by BE-BOP DELUXE.

Recorded in June and July 1976 at Abbey Road Studio Three, MODERN MUSIC was the fourth album by Be Bop Deluxe and the second to feature the line-up of BILL NELSON (vocals, guitars, keyboards), CHARLES TUMAHAI (bass, vocals), ANDY CLARK (keyboards) and SIMON FOX (drums). Following on from the success and critical praise for the band’s previous album SUNBURST FINISH, the album was once more co-produced by BILL NELSON and JOHN LECKIE.

Much of the material appearing on the album was conceived by Bill Nelson whilst Be Bop Deluxe were undertaking their first tour of the USA in March 1976. The wonderful and expansive MODERN MUSIC “suite” which dominated the album was inspired by Bill’s experiences of America, the disillusionment with the US music business and a longing for home. Beside the fine achievement of the suite, MODERN MUSIC also featured other fine songs such as Orphans of Babylon, Kiss of Light, The Bird Charmers Destiny and the epic Down on Terminal Street, all of which ensured that the album was a hit in both the UK and the USA.

This expanded reissue has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes and features an additional 55 bonus tracks drawn from a stunning new 5.1 surround sound & stereo mixes from the original multi-track tapes by award winning engineer Stephen W. Tayler, previously unreleased out-takes from the album sessions, a BBC Radio “In Concert” performance from October 1976, along with a bonus CD of a previously unreleased “official bootleg” of a performance at The Riviera Theater in Chicago in March 1976 recorded for FM Radio on Be Bop Deluxe’s first US tour which features a rare jam entitled Bill’s Blues. The set also includes visual material taken from a session for BBC TV’s “Old Grey Whistle Test” show broadcast in November 1976.

Another highlight of this limited-edition boxed set is the lavishly illustrated 68-page book with many previously unseen photographs and an essay of recollections by Bill Nelson. Additionally, the set includes postcards and a replica poster. This special deluxe limited-edition boxed set of MODERN MUSIC is a fitting tribute to a fine band and the creative vision of Bill Nelson.

TRACK LISTING

DISC ONE: CD

MODERN MUSIC
THE ORIGINAL STEREO MIX:

1. ORPHANS OF BABYLON
2. TWILIGHT CAPERS
3. KISS OF LIGHT
4. THE BIRD CHARMERS DESTINY
5. THE GOLD AT THE END OF MY RAINBOW
6. BRING BACK THE SPARK
7. MODERN MUSIC
8. DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT (ALL ALONE)
9. HONEYMOON ON MARS
10. LOST IN THE NEON WORLD
11. DANCE OF THE UNCLE SAM HUMANOIDS
12. MODERN MUSIC (REPRISE)
13. FORBIDDEN LOVERS
14. DOWN ON TERMINAL STREET
15. MAKE THE MUSIC MAGIC
BONUS TRACK
16. SHINE (B-SIDE OF SINGLE)

DISC TWO: CD

MODERN MUSIC
THE NEW STEREO MIX:

1. ORPHANS OF BABYLON (NEW STEREO MIX)
2. TWILIGHT CAPERS (NEW STEREO MIX)
3. KISS OF LIGHT (NEW STEREO MIX)
4. THE BIRD CHARMERS DESTINY
(NEW STEREO MIX)
5. THE GOLD AT THE END OF MY RAINBOW
(NEW STEREO MIX)
6. BRING BACK THE SPARK (NEW STEREO MIX)
7. MODERN MUSIC (NEW STEREO MIX)
8. DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT (ALL ALONE)
(NEW STEREO MIX)
9. HONEYMOON ON MARS (NEW STEREO MIX)
10. LOST IN THE NEON WORLD (NEW STEREO MIX)
11. DANCE OF THE UNCLE SAM HUMANOIDS
(NEW STEREO MIX)
12. MODERN MUSIC (REPRISE) (NEW STEREO MIX)
13. FORBIDDEN LOVERS (NEW STEREO MIX)
14. DOWN ON TERMINAL STREET (NEW STEREO MIX)
15. MAKE THE MUSIC MAGIC (NEW STEREO MIX)
BONUS TRACKS
16. SHINE (NEW STEREO MIX)
17. FORBIDDEN LOVERS (FIRST VERSION)
18. THE BIRD CHARMER’S DESTINY (FIRST VERSION)

DISC THREE: CD

BBC RADIO ONE “IN CONCERT”
RECORDED 2ND OCTOBER 1976 AT HAMMERSMITH ODEON, LONDON

1. MAID IN HEAVEN (BBC IN CONCERT 1976)
2. BRING BACK THE SPARK
(BBC IN CONCERT 1976)
3. KISS OF LIGHT (BBC IN CONCERT 1976)
4. ADVENTURES IN A YORKSHIRE LANDSCAPE
(BBC IN CONCERT 1976)
5. FAIR EXCHANGE (BBC IN CONCERT 1976)
6. SHIPS IN THE NIGHT
(BBC IN CONCERT 1976)
7. TWILIGHT CAPERS (BBC IN CONCERT 1976)
8. MODERN MUSIC (BBC IN CONCERT 1976)
i. MODERN MUSIC
ii. DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT
(ALL ALONE)
iii. HONEYMOON ON MARS
iv. LOST IN THE NEON WORLD
v. DANCE OF THE UNCLE SAM
HUMANOIDS
vi. MODERN MUSIC (REPRISE)
9. BLAZING APOSTLES
(BBC IN CONCERT 1976)

DISC FOUR: CD

LIVE AT THE RIVIERA THEATRE, CHICAGO 21ST MARCH 1976 –
THE OFFICIAL BOOTLEG

1. FAIR EXCHANGE
(LIVE 1976 – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
2. STAGE WHISPERS
(LIVE 1976 – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
3. LIFE IN THE AIR AGE
(LIVE 1976 – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
4. SISTER SEAGULL
(LIVE 1976 – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
5. ADVENTURES IN A YORKSHIRE LANDSCAPE
(LIVE 1976 – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
6. MAID IN HEAVEN
(LIVE 1976 – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
7. SHIPS IN THE NIGHT
(LIVE 1976 – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
8. BILL’S BLUES
(LIVE 1976 – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
9. BLAZING APOSTLES
(LIVE 1976 – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)

DISC FIVE: DVD

MODERN MUSIC
THE 5.1 SURROUND SOUND MIX / NEW STEREO MIX (96 KHZ / 24-BIT) / ORIGINAL STEREO MIX (96 KHZ / 24-BIT)

1. ORPHANS OF BABYLON (5.1 MIX)
2. TWILIGHT CAPERS (5.1 MIX)
3. KISS OF LIGHT (5.1 MIX)
4. THE BIRD CHARMERS DESTINY (5.1 MIX)
5. THE GOLD AT THE END OF MY RAINBOW
(5.1 MIX)
6. BRING BACK THE SPARK (5.1 MIX)
7. MODERN MUSIC (5.1 MIX)
8. DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT (ALL ALONE)
(5.1 MIX)
9. HONEYMOON ON MARS (5.1 MIX)
10. LOST IN THE NEON WORLD (5.1 MIX)
11. DANCE OF THE UNCLE SAM HUMANOIDS
(5.1 MIX)
12. MODERN MUSIC (REPRISE) (5.1 MIX)
13. FORBIDDEN LOVERS (5.1 MIX)
14. DOWN ON TERMINAL STREET (5.1 MIX)
15. MAKE THE MUSIC MAGIC (5.1 MIX)
BONUS TRACKS
16. SHINE (5.1 MIX)
17. FORBIDDEN LOVERS (FIRST VERSION)
(5.1 MIX)
18. THE BIRD CHARMER’S DESTINY (FIRST VERSION) (5.1 MIX)

VISUAL CONTENT
1. FORBIDDEN LOVERS (BBC OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST 1976)
2. DOWN ON TERMINAL STREET (BBC OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST 1976)

Also available Be-Bop Deluxe: Modern Music, 2CD Expanded & Remastered Edition

To pre-order: 
https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/be-bop-deluxe-modern-music-4cd-1dvd-deluxe-boxset-edition/
https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/be-bop-deluxe-modern-music-2cd-expanded-remastered-edition/

Press inquiries (North America): Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com


New Age Artists Paul Adams & Elizabeth Geyer To Release DEEPER IMAGININGS on November 15, 2019

For Immediate Release

New Age Artists Paul Adams & Elizabeth Geyer To Release DEEPER IMAGININGS on November 15, 2019

DEEPER IMAGININGS by Paul Adams & Elizabeth Geyer is a follow up to 2015’s IMAGININGS 

Bringing together some of the worlds most accomplished musicians, DEEPER IMAGININGS by Paul Adams and Elizabeth Geyer is a follow up to 2015’s IMAGININGS which debuted #1 on the iTunes new age chart and was the Zone Music Reporter’s best Contemporary Instrumental Album of the year. It was a journey of happenstance, whimsy and the joy of sharing music and love between cultures. Elizabeth came all the way from Australia. Pravin Godkhindi played bansuri flute in India. Alp Akmaz who played the balaban (similar to duduk) is from Turkey. Former trumpet soloist and arranger David Hoffman is based in Illinois, and Gary Green of the legendary UK band Gentle Giant added gentle guitar.

Adams, with over 102 million streams on Pandora has shown that walking the road less traveled can work. “We all love to create much like a painter. The choice of color and hue is from the artist’s whim and is independent from corporate dictate. I was thrilled to be able to use some of the instruments I built in my earlier years as a luthier. Guitars, dulcimer and electric sitar was blended with the natural genius of Elizabeth Geyer’s piano, flugelhorn and voice, used in a textural and ambient way. Her ear is stunning and her musical intuition and training in jazz blended well with my rather improvised gentle folk approach, as well as training in ethnomusicology”

For Adams and Geyer, meeting Pravin Godkhindi on YouTube and Alp Akmaz on Instagram seems appropriate given today’s ease of technology. The fact that the musical co-operation was so natural shows what a tool it is to embrace and grow as the world shrinks around us. Adams comments that “there was an intuitive vibe in connecting with these musicians. A lot of freedom was encouraged. We had faith that each knew the best way to fill their role, and they really did.”  

DEEPER IMAGININGS can be found on the web and all digital sites like iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, CD Baby, Spotify and Pandora

To purchase:
BANDCAMP https://pauladams.bandcamp.com/album/deeper-imaginings
Apple Music https://music.apple.com/us/album/deeper-imaginings/1485285377
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Deeper-Imaginings-Adams-Elizabeth-Geyer/dp/B07ZPFN6TW
CD Baby https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/pauladams20
Spotify https://open.spotify.com/album/4Mg8vqlYLOadYJVgNpBGbw

For more information, promo copies and interview requests contact:
Paul Adams at Paul@pauladams.org. PH: 1-309-688-0267
www.pauladams.org  / www.elizabethgeyer.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Italian Music Artists EMILIANO DEFERRARI & MARCO MACHERA To Release Free-Form Improvisation Album On November 15, 2019

For Immediate Release

Italian Music Artists EMILIANO DEFERRARI & MARCO MACHERA To Release Free-Form Improvisation Album On November 15, 2019

Italian music artists EMILIANO DEFERRARI & MARCO MACHERA are releasing their debut self-titled album of free-form improvisation on November 15, 2019. Long-time musical friends, Emiliano and Marco had never worked together, but always liked each other’s music, and attended each other’s performances. Emiliano’s band Nanaue used to cover one of Marco’s great tunes “The Ugly Song.” Throughout the years, the two musicians discovered very similar taste in music, from no-wave jazz, to art rock and more non-conventional styles. So, when Marco moved to Brussels from Italy, it felt quite natural to do something together. They could have started writing songs, but eventually they preferred to start with “something completely different”.

Emiliano explains, “They call it non-idiomatic free improvisation. We don’t agree 100% with the definition, it’s a philosophical quarrel, but that is what we do. We are both improvisers, inspired by free-form music and wanted to perform together this way. The album is documenting an excerpt from two recording sessions on cold mornings in March and May 2019 in Brussels, at Monty Studio. Two condenser microphones in the room plus a dynamic one pointed on a twin reverb, to capture the sound of us on prepared acoustic and jazz guitars, baglama, violin and objects found in the studio. No overdubs, no post-production, a rough mixing and a transparent pre-mastering. The beauty of the moment without pre-ordered languages to fit into, not against but beyond rules.”

Watch the promotional video: https://youtu.be/d79qs_ihjyQ
“We took a walk through Matonge, the Congolese neighbourhood of Brussels, and had fun mixing (us Italians), with those picturesque African vibes on a cold northern European afternoon, last October. That’s the joy of living in an open city like Brussels.” 

Marco says, “We have decided to release this material outside of any self-indulgent snobbery, we just decided to give something to the listeners so they could satisfy their possible curiosity. We liked the atmosphere we created, the interplay and the amount of chance which helped the development of those four improvisations. We are eager to perform live and have fun with our audience. You may also consider this album as ‘another side of us’. In fact, for instance, we realize now that we didn’t sing during the sessions, even though both of us are frontmen. We were so focused on creating the momentum that we forgot rules, roles and habits.”

From Brussels the duo will start presenting the album and performing live on November 30th at seeU, the ephemeral neighbourhood at the old ‘Casernes d’Ixelles’.”

EMILIANO DEFERRARI

Emiliano was born in Genoa, Italy, in 1977. He started playing guitar at 6 and recording his own music at 11. He played and sang jazz, rock and world music with different bands in Italy. In 2005, after settling in Rome, he produced his first solo album “SO_LO” with Rattsburg Records, with good reviews. Since then he started touring Italy with his solo show with guitar, voice and effects. Between 2007/2011, Emiliano toured as The Loop Duo with Adriano Arena, with guitars, voices and live loops, producing an album (THE LOOP DUO/BMA and Rattsburg, 2009). In 2009/2010, he produced a new EP (O.S.T./Rattsburg, 2009) and LP “LIGHT EARS” (Rattsburg 2010). Since 2008 he’s been working on the project Nanaue with Matteo Nahum. Between 2011 and 2017 they published 8 singles (Rattsburg Records and Gutenberg Music) and 1 album (Nanaue/Gutenberg Music, 2013) plus 3 recordings for tribute albums of Italian prog label Mellow Records. In 2014 Emiliano moved to Brussels, Belgium where he re-published his seminal album “Small Engines” (2002, Rattsburg) and in 2018 he released “MONTY” (Rattsburg) which received great recognition from the art-rock, prog and jazz reviewers.

PRESS for Emiliano

“Monty is a fascinating journey through the wild mind of a maverick.” – PROG magazine, UK

“Monty, the surprise of the year” – (tr.) Fabio Zuffanti’s TOP 5, PsycandProg, Italy

“Experimental and disturbing, Monty is a bold mix of jazz, world and avant-garde” – (tr.) Corto, Music Waves, France

“Nothing is impossible for one who’s ready to go all the way and make a strange land his own…” – Dmitry M. Epstein, DMME Let it Rock, Canada

“The music rises, it takes us up, and from up there, it shows us how we can be satisfied when listening to – finally – a disruptive album” – (tr.) Enrico Storti, Asterischi di Musiche, Italy

MARCO MACHERA

Marco Machera is an Italian singer-songwriter. He likes to say: “I don’t play music – I make it happen.” He released the debut-album “One Time, Somewhere” in 2012: the recording, a unique melting pot of pop and art rock, won early stamps of approval from the likes of Peter Gabriel bassist Tony Levin and ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett, who praised its “interesting atmospheres and contrasting moods.” His second solo effort, “Dime Novels” (2014), is once again a uniquely fresh take on the pop song formula, and features incredible musicians Pat Mastelotto, Tony Levin, Markus Reuter, among others. A third solo record, “Small Music From Broken Windows,” was released in 2017: an intimate and reflective concept album inspired by “The Outsider,” a short story by H.P. Lovecraft. Since 2014, Marco has also been collaborating with American bassist Julie Slick (from the Adrian Belew Power Trio) and drummer Alessandro Inolti on the EchoTest project. In the ever-evolving and experimental worlds of modern progressive rock and avant garde jazz rock, their free-flowing improvisations and strongly melodic songwriting have combined to help them shape an unique identity and garner a growing reputation for their intriguing and surprising albums and their rare and captivating live shows alike.

PRESS for Marco

“Along the way, Dime Novels finds Marco furiously pushing at the walls of musical convention. There are moments when the album sounds like prog, others when it sounds like an ambient fever dream, others still when it sounds like something that couldn’t be farther away from either construct. Dime Novels is as challenging as it is entertaining — and a huge leap forward for Machera.” – Nick DeRiso, Something Else Reviews, US

“[EchoTest] has just released its latest album, ‘Daughter of Ocean,’ whose nine songs form one vast movement of music that weaves thematic crescendos with ominous and dark undertones. The interplay of Slick and Machera is highly rhythmic throughout, often finding peaks in melodic moments like ‘Sleep’ and ‘Tiger Races.’ […] the album is as enjoyable, wildly impressive, and unconventional as it gets.” – Jon D’Auria, Bass Magazine

To purchase “Emiliano Deferrari, Marco Machera”:
Available for download and streaming on all major digital stores from November 15th
https://show.co/5HhTWd9

Available on CD from December 1st
https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/EmilianoDeferrari
Direct mail-order possible on Bandcamp (best choice for Europe)
https://emilianodeferrari.bandcamp.com/

Social Media Links
http://facebook.com/EmilianoDeferrariOfficial
https://www.facebook.com/macheram/
https://twitter.com/emideferrari
https://twitter.com/boywiththegun

Websites
www.rattsburgrecords.com
www.emilianodeferrari.com
wwww.marcomachera.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com