Monday, March 22, 2010

Eagle Rock Honors Britain’s Blues-Rock Pioneers


~2DVD Released March 23, 2010~

New York, NY - Bringing forth a mighty brand of blues-rock in the early 1970s, Free was a critical piece of foundation in hard rock’s roots.  On March 23, Eagle Rock Entertainment will celebrate their career with the release of the Free Forever 2DVD set.  

One of the most heralded bands of the 1970s, Free Forever amasses archival video footage, interviews, audio, memorabilia, and other bits of the band’s history to create the ultimate fan package. Featuring the powerhouse combination of a young Paul Rodgers’ gravelly vocals, Simon Kirke’s solid drums, Paul Kossoff’s infamous guitar leads, and Andy Fraser’s groove-infused bass lines, Free laid the foundation for a blues-rock revolution.

This set features live performances from the Beat Club in Germany and UK’s Granada TV. The second disc boasts full audio from their set at the legendary 1970 Isle of Wight festival (which also featured Jimi Hendrix, The Who, and The Doors), littered with a collection of band photos, posters, artwork, and unearthed video footage of tracks “Be My Friend,” “Mr. Big,” and “All Right Now.” Bonus features include original and brand new edits of these Isle of Wight videos with split-screen views. Interviews and special feature “The Freelist,” which contains a Top of the Pops appearance, Australian interviews, and other bits, is also included.

Disbanding in 1973, the members went on to enjoy continued success, both in acts such as Bad Company and Queen, and in solo careers. Sadly, Kossoff passed away in 1976. Yet, even in this short time, Free made a lasting impact that has influenced musicians and garnered countless fans. Eagle Rock is proud to capture the essence of this ground-breaking act and present it with the release of Free Forever.

Eagle Rock Entertainment is an international media production and distribution company operating across audiovisual entertainment programming. Eagle Rock Entertainment works directly alongside talent to produce the highest quality programming output covering film, general entertainment and musical performance. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices based in London, New York, Germany, France & Toronto.

Track Listing:

Disc #1:
Beat Club – Germany, 1970
1.)  Mr. Big
2.) Fire and Water
3.) All Right Now
Doin’ Their Thing – Granada TV, July 1970
4.) Ride On Pony
5.) Mr. Big
6.) Songs of Yesterday
7.) I’ll Be Creepin’
8.) All Right Now

Original Videos
9.) All Right Now
10.)  The Stealer
11.)My Brother Jake
12.)  Love You So
13.) Wishing Well

Disc #2:
Isle of Wight Audio 1970
1.)  Ride On Pony
2.) Woman
3.) The Stealer
4.) Be My Friend
5.) Mr. Big
6.) Fire and Water
7.) I’m A Mover
8.) The Hunter
9.) All Right Now
10.) Crossroads

Isle of Wight Videos:
1.)  Be My Friend
2.) Mr. Big
3.) All Right Now

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Classic Alice in Chains Albums Reissued

(I-Newswire) March 22, 2010 - Doylestown, PA (Press Release 2010): SoundStageDirect, a leading online vinyl lp retailer, announces the reissue of two classic Alice in Chains albums: "Sap" and "Jar of Flies." Originally released in 1992 and 1994 as follow-ups to both of Alice in Chains' full-length releases, these new imports have been remastered on 180-gram vinyl and packaged together as a two-disc set. Available on vinyl again for the first time in years, only 2,000 copies of this limited-edition vinyl record package are being pressed.

Ever the stalwart of the Seattle rock scene that exploded in the wake of Nirvana’s success, Alice in Chains’ trademark hybrid of blues and metal paved the way for their own stardom. With videos in heavy rotation on TV, a cameo in Cameron Crowe’s “Singles,” an early-90s Gen X take on dating and relationships, and headlining tours, the sky seemed the limit for the foursome. Sadly, the death of front man Layne Staley in 2002 nearly spelled the end of the band until reuniting in 2006 and releasing a new album in 2009.

Both “Sap” and “Jar of Flies” represented significant departures from the moody, dropped-D Seattle sound showcased on their other efforts. Instead of plugging in, Alice in Chains took acoustic guitars into the studio and hardly missed a beat. "Sap" features lauded guests from the Seattle music scene, including Ann Wilson of Heart, Chris Cornell, then of Soundgarden, and Mark Arm of Mudhoney. "Jar of Flies" built on the exploratory sound of its predecessor, showcasing a softer sound and introducing arrangements and instruments previously unheard on any Alice in Chains' material. As a result, the first single, "No Excuses," yielded the band their first number-one position on the rock charts.

While the early 90s spotlight has since faded from the Pacific Northwest, the sound showcased on both these records is still vibrant and a reminder of the inherent capabilities within the hard rock genre. Don't miss your chance to own a piece of rock vinyl history and hear "Sap" and "Jar of Flies" as you've never before or for the first time.


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Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales

Week Ending 03/20/2010

1. LP - The Beatles "Please Please Me" Parlophone UK Gold Black label 1st Stereo - $13,496.38

2. EP - Black Flag "Nervous Breakdown" SST 1st Press SEALED - $4,200.00

3. 45 - The Cosmic Rays "Sombody's In Love" / "Bye Bye" Saturn - $3,150.00

4. LP - Rolling Stones "Some Girls" Acetate outtakes - $2,499.00

5. LP - Tudor Lodge "self titled" Vertigo - $2,428.09

More on this week's top 5 on Vinyl Record Talk, Tuesday 7:00PM Eastern / 4:00PM Pacific on Radio Dentata.

This Date In Music History-March 22


Composer, lyricist Stephen Sondheim (1930)

Roger Whittaker (1936)

George Benson (1943)

Tony McPhee - Groundhogs (1944)

Jeremy Clyde - Chad & Jeremy (1944)

Harry Vanda - Easybeats (1947)

Patrick Olive - Hot Chocolate (1947)

Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948)

Susanne Sulley- Human League (1963)

John Otto - Limp Bizkit (1977)

Aaron Wright North - Nine Inch Nails (1979)

Rapper Shawn Mims (1981)

They Are Missed:

Born on this day in 1943, Keith Relf, vocals, The Yardbirds. Relf died on May 14, 1976 from an electric shock received while playing his electric guitar at home.

Born today in 1948, Randy Hobbs, bass guitarist, Johnny Winter group and the McCoys. Hobbs died on August 5, 1993 from a drug overdose (age 45).

Mark Dinning ("Teen Angel") died of a heart attack in 1986.

Dave Guard of the Kingston Trio died of lymphoma in 1991.

Singer, songwriter, producer Dan Hartman died of a brain tumor in Westport, Connecticut in 1994. Was a member of the Edgar Winter Group and wrote the band's hit "Free Ride." Had the 1978 #1 dance hit "Instant Replay," collaborated with Tina Turner, Dusty Springfield, Joe Cocker, Bonnie Tyler, Paul Young, James Brown, Holly Johnson and Steve Winwood.

In 2005, Rod Price, former member of Black Cat Bones and a founding member of Foghat, died after falling down a stairway at his home after suffering a heart attack. The 57 year-old English guitarist played on Foghat's highest charting US single "Slow Ride," a hit in 1976.


While driving to New York for appearances on 'The Perry Como Show' in 1956, and 'The Ed Sullivan Show,' the car that Carl Perkins was traveling in was involved in an accident, putting Perkins in hospital for several months. The singer received four broken ribs and a broken shoulder, his brother Jay was killed in the accident.

Hank Williams Jr. made his stage debut in Swainsboro, GA, in 1958 at the age of eight.

The Beatles and The New York Twisters appeared at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England in 1962.

The Beatles' first album, 'Please Please Me' was released in the UK in 1963.

Bob Dylan's first electric album 'Bring it All Back Home' was released in 1965.

Elvis Presley's 'Easy Come, Easy Go' movie opened in 1967.

US police arrested all the members from The Allman Brothers Band for heroin and marijuana possession in 1971.

Frankie Valli went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1975 with "My Eyes Adored You," his first solo #1.

Led Zeppelin started a six week run at #1 on the US album chart in 1975 with 'Physical Graffiti,' the group's fourth US #1 album.

In 1976, while on the campaign trail, presidential candidate Jimmy Carter announced that he listened to the Grateful Dead and Led Zeppelin for inspiration while working late nights as Georgia’s governor. Despite quoting Paul McCartney’s “Yesterday,” he was elected president.

The Police were signed to A&M Records in 1978.

Also in 1978, the Rutles' "All You Need Is Cash," an affectionate spoof of the Beatles' career, was broadcast for the first time in the US.

Pink Floyd's "Another Brick In The Wall" started a four week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1980 (also #1 in the UK).

In 1984, Queen filmed the video for "I Want To Break Free" at Limehouse Studio in London, England. Directed by David Mallet, it was a parody of the northern British soap opera Coronation Street with the band members dressed in drag. Guitarist Brian May later said the video ruined the band in America, and was initially banned by MTV in the US.

Heart went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1986 with "These Dreams."

In 1989, Dick Clark stepped down as host of American Bandstand after a mere 33 years.

Puff Daddy featuring Mase started a six week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1997 with "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down," his first US #1.

Britney Spears' album '...Baby One More Time' was certified triple platinum by the RIAA in 1999.

In 2004, Ozzy Osbourne was voted the nation's favorite ambassador to welcome aliens to planet Earth. The 55 year-old singer topped a Yahoo poll as the face people wanted to represent them to alien life. Umm OK if you say so....

Also in 2004, a new book claimed that Elvis Presley’s ancestors came from a small village called Lonmay in the North East of Scotland. Author Allan Morrison said he’d found evidence that Elvis’s great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather was married in the village 300 years ago. And my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather invented the wheel.....

Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson was charged with two counts of battery in 2004, more than three months after a New Year`s Eve scuffle with sheriff`s deputies at a Naples, FL, hotel. Deputies say the fight started when the guitarist`s son refused to get off the stage at The Ritz-Carlton, where the house band was performing. Lifeson tried to intervene when deputies escorted his son off the property.

The Black Crowes reunited for five shows at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom in 2005.

In 2005, 'Devil's Playground' was Billy Idol’s first album of new material in twelve years. He claimed Grunge’s popularity, a drug problem and no outlet for his music kept him away. The set includes numerous contributions from guitarist/collaborator Steve Stevens. "Scream" was the first single.

In 2007, Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger reported that the band's charity single "If Everyone Cared" raised more than $200,000 for Amnesty International and International Children's Awareness Canada. "If you can take that power and turn it toward positivity and awareness and trying to make a world a better place that's a great motive," says Kroeger.

Country singer Alan Jackson was at #1 on the US album chart in 2008 with his fifteenth solo album ‘Good Time.’