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Friday, 30 April 2010

Mary Chapin Carpenter - Live In The Studio, new song


Thursday, 29 April 2010

Broooce Uncut Special

I quote.......

"Bruce Springsteen - The Ultimate Music Guide

Following on from the hugely successful Ultimate Music Guide: U2, Uncut are proud to present the essential guide to the most inspirational rock star of the last 40 years. Over 148 pages, our team of writers provide a comprehensive survey of Springsteen’s work, from his first stirrings in New Jersey to the passionate elder statesmen described by Barack Obama as “The rock and roll laureate”.

The Ultimate Music Guide: Springsteen includes detailed analyses of each one of his albums, revealing the hidden stories behind these landmark recordings. There is a guide to rarities, discographies and a wealth of info guaranteed to amaze the band’s legion of fans.

The Ultimate Music Guide: Springsteen exploits Uncut’s unique access to the NME and Melody Maker archives, reprinting a host of classic interviews with the man, unseen for decades. It also, as Uncut does each month, presents the very best in rock photography. "

Wonder if there can possible be anything new! Certainly the cover will not attract anyone other than committed Springsteen fans!

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Betty LaVette - Forthcoming Album

I had not heard of Betty Lavette untilo fairly recently. It is worth checking out her version of Streets of Philladelphia and in 2008, she performed The Who’s “Love Reign O’er Me,” at The Kennedy Center Honors. The rendition reportedly brought the song’s author Pete Townshend to tears, and became the starting point for an album of covers titled Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook. The album comes out May 25 via Anti.

The record’s 13 songs give LaVette’s signature soul treatment to British-rock classics from the Beatles to Led Zeppelin to Pink Floyd to Elton John. Check out the tracklist below.

Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook tracklist:

1. The Word (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)

2. No Time To Live (James Capaldi/Stephen Winwood)

3. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (Bennie Benjamin/Gloria Caldwell/Sol Marcus)

4. All My Love (John Baldwin/Robert Plant)

5. Isn’t It A Pity (George Harrison)

6. Wish You Were Here (David Gilmour/Roger Waters)

7. It Don’t Come Easy (Richard Starkey)

8. Maybe I’m Amazed (Paul McCartney)

9. Salt Of The Earth (Michael Jagger/Keith Richards)

10. Nights In White Satin (David Hayward)

11. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad (Eric Clapton/Bobby Whitlock)

12. Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me (Elton John/Bernard Taupin)

13. Love Reign O’er Me (Peter Townshend)

Danny and The Champions of The World

I have been enjoying this album very much. Although this is a new band I am reasonably familiar with the lead singer / guitarist / songwriter Danny George Wilson through his previous work in Grand Drive (who are also work checking out).

here is an early incarnation of the lead track Henry The Van  as well, it is brilliant on the record:

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Mary Chapin Carpenter - The Age of Miracles

I have found it really hard to get any information on this forthcoming release. Her web site has nothing and I eventually found a wee bit of info on the Rounder website:

"The Age of Miracles is Mary Chapin Carpenter’s third release on Zoe/Rounder Records. Written and recorded over the past three years, The Age of Miracles is a personal exploration of regret and resilience from the world-renowned singer-songwriter as a well as larger, more universal expression of wonder at the times we are living in. The record features an incredible line-up of musicians, including longtime collaborator Matt Rollings (piano, B-3 organ) as well as Russ Kunkel (drums), Duke Levine (electric and acoustic guitar) and Glenn Worf (bass). Also featured on the album are guest vocals from Vince Gill and Alison Krauss. "

Released on 10 May 2010 according to Amazon and from the previews another solid album from MCC!

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Band Of Horses

The forthcoming Band Of Horses Cd is creating a lot of interest and they had a great performance on later tonight. There are a couple of preview tracks on their web page

Check out Laredo and Factory here:


Vic Galloway Show - Call To Mind Session

This is a new band and describe themselves as indie / progressive / experimental. So not the type of thing you normally expect on this page but I thought they were excellent.

Here is a link to their myspace page:

The track I liked the most was called breathe and you should get a listen while you can on Vic's page:

New Springsteen DVD - Live In Hyde Park

To be honest I am a wee bit underwhelmed at the thought of this DVD, but we shall see. Due for release on 22 June:

Here is the set list:

1. London Calling
2. Badlands
3. Night
4. She's the One
5. Outlaw Pete
6. Out in the Street
7. Working on a Dream
8. Seeds
9. Johnny 99
10. Youngstown
11. Good Lovin'
12. Bobby Jean
13. Trapped
14. No Surrender
15. Waiting on a Sunny Day
16. Promised Land
17. Racing in the Street
18. Radio Nowhere
19. Lonesome Day
20. The Rising
21. Born to Run
22. Hard Times (Come Again No More)
23. Jungleland
24. American Land
25. Glory Days
26. Dancing in the Dark
27. Music under end credit sequence: Raise Your Hand

The River: Glastonbury Festival, 6/27/09
Wrecking Ball: Giants Stadium, 2009

Notably Rosalita has been dropped from the set list as performed - I think he was just hamming it up a bit too much!

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Record Store Day

A very Happy Customer managed to get several good items and most of all happy to get the Springsteen 10" single.

Ah well till next year....

Friday, 16 April 2010

Record Store Day - Saturday 17th April

It is record store day tomorrow with lots of very limited edition exclusive releases available on the day. I know that a lot of stores will have in store performances from local artists so well worth checking out the listings.

Meanwhile anyone in the states who manages to get a copy of this:

or this:

and does not want it - feel free to let me know!!