Tuesday, December 11, 2012


The folks at THEMUSEBOX have given me one copy of the new Rachael Sage release for a contest.  So the 7th email to rbenson30@wi.rr.com  with the words Rachael Sage Contest in the subject line wins!  One entry per person


Released November 18th, 2012


“…her keen ironic sense of humor and quirky sense of the profound is what makes her special as a songwriter…Sage is the stitch between the great rock and pop traditions of the past and what those traditions have wrought in the hypermodern world of the present.”  --- Billboard

"Inspired by…Elvis Costello, and backed by brilliant East Village friends of Rufus, Antony and such, Sage hits somewhere between the bed-sit and the cellarful of noise and it does you good."
--- MOJO (UK) 

MPress Records label founder and singer-songwriter Rachael Sage announces gorgeous new limited edition vinyl package of her milestone 10th studio recording Haunted By You, on November 18, 2012.  In celebration of this vinyl release, Sage haunted New York at a special Halloween show (10/31, City Winery).

Praised by iTunes as a “leap forward in both musical and emotional power,” the short-run vinyl edition of Haunted By You features exclusive artwork by Oliver Cartwright as well as graphic design by Sage. The eye-catching package features tracks mastered specifically for vinyl by Masterdisk, pressed on purple vinyl; a digital download of the full album is also included.

Cartwright, a British fan living in Korea, reached out to Sage on Facebook and sparked a creative collaboration that transformed an image into a multi-media piece of art. Sage, an artist by all definitions, regularly creates her own paintings and showcased this talent with exhibits in NYC's Lower East Side and Tribeca neighborhoods, earlier this year. Fusing together Sage's artful eye with Cartwright's unique process (a combination of ink drawings and digital manipulation), this visually stunning collectors edition package will also be numbered and autographed. For more on Cartwright: www.olivercartwright.com

A landmark album in Sage's career, Haunted By You is a metaphoric tour de force of sophisticated pop, brimming with melodies. Self-produced by Sage and mixed by Grammy® Winner Kevin Killen and Grammy® Nominee John Shyloski, the album features guest performances by Dar Williams, Counting Crows member David Immergluck and actor/director Joshua Leonard.

George Harrison: Living in the Material World - Win A Redeemable Code For A FREE Rental Of The Film

You can enter the contest to win the code by emailing rbenson30@wi.rr.com with the words "George Harrison Contest" in the subject line. The winner wil be chosen by random drawing. Linit one entry per person. Contest closes on Friday, December 14th at 6pm.

The critically acclaimed documentary is available for rental on Facebook Martin Scorsese's George Harrison: Living in the Material World, the documentary loved by fans and critics alike is now available for rental on Facebook. When fans purchase the film for rental, they will be able to watch the film on Facebook as many times as they want within a 48 hour period.


This special edition of the film includes exclusive bonus content, which includes an exclusive Q&A with Olivia Harrison and the producers of the film as well as an exclusive video introduction form Olivia Harrison!


The film focuses the imaginative and inspired eye of one of cinema's most pre-eminent filmmakers on one of the world's most influential men. The film takes viewers on the musical and spiritual voyage that was Harrison's life, much of it told in his own words. The result is deeply moving and touches each viewer in unique and individual ways.

Academy Award®-winning director Martin Scorsese traces Harrison's life from his musical beginnings in Liverpool through his life as a musician, a seeker, a philanthropist, and filmmaker. Scorsese weaves together interviews with Harrison and his closest friends, performances, home movies, and photographs. Much of the material in the film has never been seen (or heard) before. The result is a rare glimpse into the mind and soul of one of the most talented artists of his generation and a profoundly intimate and affecting work of cinema. The film includes interviews with Eric Clapton, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, George Martin, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Tom Petty, Phil Spector, Ringo Starr and Jackie Stewart.

Thanks to our friends at Sneak Attack Media  for the opportunity to run the contest!!

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