Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New Music Releases - March 2, 2010

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A Girl Called Eddy - A Girl Called Eddy (vinyl reissue)
A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Nitetime Rainbows EP (vinyl)
A Weather - Everyday Balloons
Athlete - Black Swan
Benjy Davis Project - Lost Souls Like Us
Benny Andersson Band - Story of a Heart
Black 47 - Bankers & Gangsters
Black Water Rising - Black Water Rising
Blake Shelton - Hillbilly Bone
Borknagar - Universal
Bradley - MountainTigerWolf
Bridges and Blinking Lights - Heroes, Guns & Snakes
Caitlin Rose - Dead Flowers
Citizen Cope - The Rainwater LP
Cliff Richard & the Shadows - Golden Greats (3 CDs)
Cliff Richard - Vintage 2010
Clogs - The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton
Connie Francis - Golden Greats
DJ Khaled - Victory
Danny Elfman - Alice in Wonderland (soundtrack)
Danny Gokey - My Best Days
Dave Brubeck - Time Out (Vinyl)
Dean Martin - That's Amore
Dee Dee Bridgewater - Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie with Love from Dee Dee
Dire Straits - Communique (vinyl reissue)
Easton Corbin - Easton Corbin
Editors - You Don't Know Love
Ella Fitzgerald - Simply Ella
Ella Fitzgerald - Sings the Cole Porter Songbook
Emma Pollock - The Law Of Large Numbers
Fela Kuti - London Scene / Shakara (reissues)
Fenn O'Berg - In Stereo
Flogging Molly - Live at the Greek Theater (2-CDs & DVD)
Foreigner - Can't Slow Down (Vinyl)
Frank Turner - Love Ire & Song (vinyl)
Gary Numan - Down in the Park: The Alternative Anthology
Golden Triangle - Double Jointer (vinyl)
Great American Taxi - Reckless Habits
Groove Armada - Black Light
Guitar Shorty - Bare Knuckle
Hank Williams - Lost Highway
Holmes Brothers - Feed My Soul
Jaguar Love - Hologram Jams (vinyl)
Jamie Cullum - The Pursuit (vinyl)
Jamie Foxx - Body
Japanther - Rock N Roll Ice Cream (vinyl)
Jason DeRulo - Jason DeRulo
Jimmy Hughes - Why Not Tonight: The Fame Recordings 2
John Hiatt - The Open Road
Josh Wolf ( of WHY?) - Jet Lag
Judas Priest - Sin After Sin (Vinyl)
Judas Priest - Stained Glass (Vinyl)
Lifehouse - Smoke & Mirrors
Lightspeed Champion - Life Is Sweet! Nice to Meet You (vinyl)
Little Boots - Hands
Loscil - Endless Falls
Madonna - Revolver (Single) (Vinyl)
Marley's Ghost - Ghost Town
Mastodon - Remission (vinyl)
Miles Davis - Live in Rome & Copenhagen 1969
Miles Davis - Warsaw Concert 1983
Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
Natalie Merchant - Leave Your Sleep
Overnight Lows - City of Rotten Eyes
Owen Pallett - Heartland
Peasant - Shady Retreat
Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back (2-CD deluxe edition)
Polar Bear - Peepers
Portugal. The Man - American Ghetto
Raheem DeVaughn - The Love & War MasterPeace
Ray Charles - Berlin 92
Rogue Wave - Permalight
Rogue Wave - Permalight (vinyl)
Sarah Silverman - Songs Of The Sarah Silverman Program
Sharam Jay - In My Blood
Shearwater - The Golden Archipelago (vinyl)
Shirley Bassey - EMI/UA Years 1959-1979 (5 CDs)
Shirley Bassey - Vintage 2010
Shooter Jennings - Black Ribbons
Strange Boys - Be Brave
Sun Ra - Space Is the Place (soundtrack) (2-LP vinyl reissue)
The Library Is On Fire - Magic Windows, Magic Nights
The Ruby Suns - Fight Softly (vinyl)
The Texas Tornados - Esta Bueno
These New Puritans - Hidden
Twin Tigers - Gray Waves
Various Artists - Almost Alice
Various Artists - Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey
Various Artists - Next Stop Soweto
Various Artists - Nigeria Afrobeat Special: The New Explosive Sound in 1970's Nigeria (3-LP vinyl box set)
Various Artists - Nigeria Special Volume 2: Modern Highlife: Afro Sounds & Niger=an Blues 1970-6 (vinyl)
Various Artists - Rounder Records 40th Anniversary Concert
Visage - Face: The Best of
Wendy & Lisa - Nurse Jackie - Season One Soundtrack
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Skeleton (vinyl)
Yellow Swans - Going Places
Yo-Yo Ma - Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (soundtrack) (reissue)

Watch for these CD sets on March 4, 2010

Bread - Original Album Series (5 CDs)
Judy Collins - Original Album Series (5 CDs)
Drifters - Original Album Series (5 CDs)
Foghat - Original Album Series (5 CDs)
Iggy & the Stooges - Move Ass Baby
Kix - Original Album Series (5 CDs)
Men at Work - Live in San Bernardino
Ricky Nelson - Lonesome Town Complete Record Releases 1957-59 (3 CDs)
Todd Rundgren - Original Album Series (5 CDs)
Slave - Original Album Series (5 CDs)
Spinners (Detroit Spinners) - Original Album Series (5 CDs)
Warren Zevon - Original Album Series (5 CDs)

This Date In Music History-March 2


Lou Reed - Velvet Underground (1943)

Eddie Money (1949)

Jay Osmond - Osmonds (1955)

Dale Bozzio - Missing Persons (1955)

Mark Evans - AC/DC. He quit in 1977 after becoming tired of touring (1956)

John Cowsill - Cowsills (1956)

Jon Bon Jovi - Bon Jovi (1962)

Chris Martin - Coldplay (1977)

They Are Missed:

Born on this day in 1950, Karen Carpenter, vocals, drums, The Carpenters. She died on February 4, 1983 of anorexia nervosa.

French singer Serge Gainsbourg died of a heart attack in 1991. During his career, he wrote the soundtracks for more than 40 films.

Born on this day in 1948, Rory Gallagher, Irish blues guitarist. Gallagher died on June 14, 1995.

Born today in 1938 , Lawrence Payton, vocals, The Four Tops. Payton died on June 20, 1997.

In 1999, Dusty Springfield died after a long battle against cancer (age 59). The British singer had her first UK hit single in 1963 with "I Only Want To Be With You" plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles.

Singer, songwriter Hank Ballard died from throat cancer in 2003. Wrote and recorded "The Twist," but it was only released on the B-side of a record. One year later, Chubby Checker debuted his own version of "The Twist" on Dick Clark's Philadelphia television show. It topped the charts and launched a popular dance craze.

Born today in 1943, Tony Meehan, drummer, The Shadows. Meehan died on11/28/05 (age 62) from head injuries sustained in a fall.

In 2008, Canadian guitarist, singer, Jeff Healey, died of cancer. Healey lost his sight to retinoblastoma, a rare cancer of the eyes when he was eight months old, resulting in his eyes being surgically removed. After living cancer-free for 38 years, he developed sarcoma in his legs. Despite surgery for this, the sarcoma spread to his lungs and ultimately was the cause of his death. Healey released over 12 albums, presented a long running radio show and worked with many artists including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, BB King, ZZ Top, Steve Lukather, Eric Clapton and Ian Gillan.


Bo Diddley had his first recording session at Universal Recording Studio in Chicago in 1955, where he layed down "Bo Diddley," which went on the top the R&B chart by the following June.

In 1960, after completing his national service and flying back to America, Elvis Presley stepped on British soil for the first and only time in his life when the plane carrying him stopped for refuelling at Prestwick Airport, Scotland.

In 1963, the Four Seasons became the first group to have 3 consecutive #1's in the US when "Walk Like A Man" started a three week run at the top.

The Beatles began filming what would become their first feature film 'A Hard Days Night' at Marylebone train station in London in 1964.

Also in 1964, Vee-Jay Records in Chicago created the Tollie label and released "Twist And Shout" by the Beatles.

At this year’s Grammys in 1974, Stevie Wonder won four awards: Album of the year for 'Innervisions', Best R&B song and Best vocal for "Superstition" and Pop vocal performance for "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life."

Terry Jacks started a three week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1974 with "Seasons In The Sun." The song (written in French by Belgian, Jacques Brel), had English lyrics by poet Rod McKuen.

In 1975, a policeman who stopped a Lincoln Continental for running a red light in Los Angeles was surprised to find Paul McCartney at the wheel with his wife Linda. The cop detected a smell of marijuana and on searching the car found eight ounces of the drug. Linda was arrested for the offence.

A new digital audio system, a five-inch compact disc containing up to 1 hour of music was launched by Sony, Philips and Polygram in 1983.

Wham! started a three week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1985 with "Make It Big," which eventually went on the sell over 5 million copies in the US.

In 1991, 21 years after it's first release "All Right Now" by Free made it to #2 on the UK singles chart after being re-issued to coincide with its use in a Wrigleys Chewing gum TV ad.

Madonna's "Rescue Me" entered the US hot 100 at #15 in 1991, making her the highest- debuting female artist in rock history.

In 1991, Mariah Carey started an 11-week run at #1 on the US album chart with her debut 'Mariah Carey.'

LeAnn Rimes went to #1 on the US album chart in 1997 with 'Unchained Melody, The Early Years.'

50 Cent started a nine week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 2003 with "In Da Club."

R. Kelly was at #1 on the US album chart in 2003 with ‘Chocolate Factory.’

In 2004, Metallica and Godsmack headed out on the "Madly In Anger Tour" across North America. "We look forward to completely annihilating America," says Godsmack's Sully Erna. Metallica also offers audio recordings of every show on their tour for sale within days of each performance via their LiveMetallica.com. website. "This technology enables our fans to get the best possible recording of the show, without having to hold a microphone in the air for the entire night," says drummer Lars Ulrich.

In 2007, Jimi Hendrix was crowned the 'wildest guitar hero' of all-time in a poll of music fans for Classic Rock magazine. Hendrix beat Keith Richards into second place, with Stevie Ray Vaughan in third. Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page made it to number four, followed by Dimebag Darrell, who played for several heavy metal bands including Pantera and Damageplan.

In 2009, Liverpool University launched a Masters degree on The Beatles, popular music and society. Liverpool Hope University claimed the course which looked at the studio sound and compositions of The Beatles was the first of its kind in the UK and "probably the world".

In 2009, U2 began a five-night run on CBS' Late Show With David Letterman to promote their album “No Line On The Horizon.” The set drops the following day. It’s the group’s first performance on Lettermen since ’01. O

Lifehouse roll out their fifth studio album in 2010 “Smoke & Mirrors.” It's the group's first effort since the addition of guitarist Ben Carey.

Music News & Notes

Paul McCartney confirmed for IOW

The Isle of Wight Festival is extremely proud to announce that the legendary Paul McCartney will be headlining the Main Stage on Sunday 13 June bringing this year’s festival, which takes place from 11-13 June, to a spectacular close.

Renowned the world over, Paul McCartney awoke a generation giving a fresh sound to rock n’ roll, changing the face of music forever, first with The Beatles and then as a critically acclaimed solo artist. Across a career that has spanned over 30 years, he’s penned some of the most famous tracks ever written, including 'Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, 'Live and Let Die’ and 'I Saw Her Standing There’, meaning this year’s festival-goers will be in for something truly special as this living legend performs a rousing set.

Paul McCartney says: 'I always remember hearing such great things about this festival and it has such a sense of history with the likes of Jimi Hendrix playing there the first time round. This will be my first show on the Isle of Wight and I’m looking forward to a rollicking night of rock n’ roll'.

Paul’s live shows have reached a new legendary status in recent years garnering unprecedented reviews from fans and critics alike wherever he goes. He’s pushed boundaries, performed to millions and made global news with monumental shows including performances in Red Square, Russia, outside the Coliseum in Rome, performing live to a NASA space station and the largest outdoor show ever in the Ukraine.

The UK got a recent taste for Paul’s live show last Christmas when he bought his 2009 'Good Evening Europe’ tour to a climatic and memorable finale at London’s 02 Arena, his only UK show of 2009. Reviews for the show were phenomenal and prove that Paul McCartney is a live experience that no one should miss.

This special show at the Isle of Wight Festival is part of Paul’s all new 'Up And Coming’ tour which starts in the US in March and comes to the UK and Ireland in June.

In addition to Paul McCartney, other world-class artists performing on Sunday’s Main Stage include Pink, Editors, Spandau Ballet and Friendly Fires. Across the course of the weekend over 45 acts will take to the stage including Jay-Z, Blondie, The Strokes, Florence + The Machine, Biffy Clyro, Crowded House, Paloma Faith, Mr. Hudson, Orbital, La Roux, Marina and the Diamonds and many more.


U2 top earners poll of 2009

U2 have been named at the highest earning band of 2009, according to Billboard’s annual poll.

Even though the Irish band’s latest release 'No Line On The Horizon’ had disappointing sales, Bono and the boys have still grossed more cash in US last year than any others.

The magazine claim that even though the 360° Tour is one of the most expensive ever U2 still made $109 million, which works out at approximately £71 million.

In second place was Bruce Springsteen with $58 million (£38m) and Madonna third with $48 million. Rockers ACDC came in fourth with $43 million dollars, followed by the Princess of Pop, Britney Spears, who earned $38 million dollars.


Library Tosses Rare Vinyl Record Collection

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library decided to toss out its collection of vinyl record albums, some of which we found are worth a lot of money.

The old records are being sold for just a dollar apiece, but a music enthusiast got his hands on some albums that could be worth well over a thousand times as much.


SOUNDGARDEN: Debut SUBPOP Single To Be Reissued For 'Record Store Day'

A limited-edition, orange-vinyl seven-inch reissue of SOUNDGARDEN's debut SubPop single, "Hunted Down" and the B-side "Nothing To Say", will be available at select independent record stores on "Record Store Day" (April 17).

"Record Store Day" celebrates the continued existence of independent record stores, mostly through live in-store appearances, performances and special limited-edition releases that will only be sold through participating stores on the day itself, which is April 17 this year.


New Jeff Healey Studio Album and Live DVD Set For Release

Stony Plain Records announces an April 6 release date in the U.S. and Canada for Jeff Healey's final jazz studio album, Last Call, which showcases the beloved legendary musician performing the music that was his true passion in life: the classic jazz, swing and pop sounds of the 1920s-1940s.

Released with the participation and support of Jeff Healey's widow, Cristie, Last Call is a 14-track collection on which Healey plays multi-tracked guitar parts, trumpet and sings. On several of the songs, he's accompanied by Ross Wooldridge on piano and clarinet and Drew Jurecka on violin.

Hi Res Cover ArtConcurrent with this CD in Canada, Stony Plain will also release, Beautiful Noise, a concert DVD featuring Jeff Healey and The Jazz Wizards, his regular jazz performance band, originally recorded for the Toronto-based TV show, "A Beautiful Noise," in January, 2006. In the U.S., the Beautiful Noise DVDwill be released on March 23 and distributed by MVD Entertainment Group.

Last Call was Jeff's last jazz/swing recording before his death in March, 2008 of cancer. Mess of Blues, an album of his fan-favorite blues and roots songs released shortly after he passed away, won the Blues Award for "Best Rock/Blues Release" in 2009; and the Songs from the Road live CD,released in September of 2009, won the "Recording of the Year" at the 2010 Maple Blues Awards.


EVANESCENCE To Enter Studio This Week

EVANESCENCE frontwoman Amy Lee has confirmed that the band will enter the studio this week with Grammy Award-winning producer Steve Lillywhite (U2, THE ROLLING STONES, PETER GABRIEL, CHRIS CORNELL) to begin recording its third album for a late fall 2010 release.

"I can't explain how excited I am to make this record," said Lee. "Over the past year and a half, these songs have become the center of my life, and I can't wait to hear what they grow into in the studio. I think our sound is evolving into something that will surprise people, in a very good way. I feel, as always, that growth can be an incredible, limitless thing if you let it. I never want to make the same album twice."