Thursday, July 28, 2016

Pink Floyd To Release 'The Early Years - 1965-1972' A Deluxe 27-Disc Box Set

Pink Floyd will release The Early Years 1965-1972 on Friday, November 11, 2016. Pink Floyd have delved into their vast music archive, back to the very start of their career, to produce a deluxe 27-disc box set featuring 7 individual book-style packages, featuring never before released material.
The box set will contain TV recordings, BBC Sessions, unreleased tracks, outtakes and demos over an incredible 12 hours, 33 mins of audio (made up of 130 tracks) and over 15 hours of video. Over 20 unreleased songs including 7 hours of previously unreleased live audio, plus 7 hours of rare concert footage are included, along with meticulously produced 7" singles in replica sleeves, collectable memorabilia, feature films and new sound mixes. Previously unreleased tracks include 1967's "Vegetable Man" and "In The Beechwoods" which have been newly mixed for the release.
  • Unreleased demos, TV appearances and live footage from the Pink Floyd archives
  • 6 volumes plus a bonus exclusive 'Extras' package across 27 discs
  • Over 20 unreleased songs including 1967's "Vegetable Man" and "In The Beechwoods"
  • Remixed and updated versions of the music from Zabriskie Point
  • 7 hours of previously unreleased live audio
  • 15 hours, 35 minutes of video including rare concert performances, interviews and 3 feature films
The Early Years 1965-1972 will give collectors the opportunity to hear the evolution of the band and witness their part in cultural revolutions from their earliest recordings and studio sessions to the years prior to the release of The Dark Side Of The Moon, one of the biggest selling albums of all time.  From the single "Arnold Layne" to the 20-minute epic "Echoes," fans will see the invention of psychedelic progressive rock via an insightful collection that explores the Pink Floyd story from the time Roger WatersRichard WrightNick Mason and Syd Barrett met at London's Regent Street Polytechnic through to Barrett's departure and David Gilmour joining to form the iconic lineup.
In addition to the deluxe set, a 2-CD highlights album The Early Years – CRE/ATION will also be available on Friday, November 11, 2016 through Pink Floyd Records.
Each individual book-style package will be released separately early in 2017, except BONUS CONTINU/ATION which is exclusive to this box set.
Product overview:
1965-1967 CAMBRIDGE ST/ATIONCovering Syd Barrett's time with the band, from the pre-EMI demos, through the non-album hit singles and related tracks, the first volume also features previously unreleased tracks like "Vegetable Man" and "In The Beechwoods" (newly mixed), plus BBC session recordings. Pink Floyd have also acquired the tapes of an unreleased 1967 concert in StockholmThe DVD/Blu-ray includes historic TV performances plus some of Pink Floyd's own film material.
1968 GERMIN/ATION              This volume explores the time immediately after Syd Barrett's departure, when Pink Floyd were still writing singles and at the same time developing their own unique, more instrumentally-based style. There are non-album single releases, plus a recently discovered session at Capitol Records studios in Los Angeles, additional BBC sessions and other tracks. The DVD/Blu-ray includes the recently restored promo clip of "Point Me At The Sky," some international TV performances and a selection of song material from other television shows.
1969 DRAMATIS/ATIONIn 1969 Pink Floyd unveiled their 2-part conceptual live production of "The Man" and "The Journey," covering a 24-hour period of dreaming, waking and other activities. Although never released in that form, some of the songs were used on the 'More' soundtrack and the 'Ummagumma' album. This volume refers back to 'The Man' and 'The Journey' tour with live performances in Amsterdam and for the BBC in London, but also includes the bonus tracks from the 'More' soundtrack that were used in the film but not on record, plus non-album tracks like the early version of Embryo from the Harvest sampler 'Picnic'.
Video material includes 20 minutes of "The Man" and "The Journey" rehearsal at the Royal Festival Hall, directed byAnthony Stern, including "Afternoon (Biding My Time)," "The Beginning (Green Is The Colour)," "Cymbaline," "Beset By Creatures Of The Deep" and "The End Of The Beginning" (the last part of A Saucerful Of Secrets), plus other live performance footage from that year.
1970 DEVI/ATION                                                                At the end of 1969 and in the early part of 1970, Pink Floyd recorded and mixed their contribution toMichelangelo Antonioni's alternative view of US society, Zabriskie Point. Three songs were released on the soundtrack album, and an additional  four tracks were added in the expanded CD edition in 1997. Never released on one Pink Floyd disc, this volume compiles remixed and updated versions of the Zabriskie Point audio material.In the same year, Pink Floyd scored their first UK Number One album with Atom Heart Mother, a collaboration with Ron Geesin. The audio includes the first performance for the BBC, featuring an orchestra and choir, as well as, on DVD, the original Quad mix. The video material includes a full hour of Pink Floyd performing live at San Francisco cable TV station KQED plus extracts from historic performances of Atom Heart Mother, and material from French TV coverage of the St. Tropez festival in Southern France.
1971 REVERBER/ATION                                                                     In 1971 Pink Floyd recorded the Meddle album, containing the track "Echoes," which took up the entire side of the LP and is regarded by many as laying the groundwork for 'The Dark Side Of The Moon', and, as such, is an important part of the Pink Floyd canon.
This package includes part of the original demos, when the project gestated from "Nothing" to "Return Of The Son Of Nothing," as well as a contemporary BBC session recording.
Audio-visual material includes the original unreleased Quad mix of 'Echoes' as well as material of live band performances in 1971, including songs performed with Roland Petit and his Marseille ballet company.
1972 OBFUSC/ATION                                                                  In 1972 Pink Floyd travelled to Hérouville, north of Paris, to record at Strawberry Studios which is  based in the town's Chateau. In a remarkable two weeks, they wrote and recorded one of their most cohesive albums, Obscured By Cloud, the soundtrack to Barbet Schroeder's La Vallée.
1972 saw the release of Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii, a film of the band performing without an audience in the historic Roman amphitheatre of Pompeii, directed by Adrian Maben. The video material includes the performances from the Live At Pompeii film, edited to new 5.1 audio mixes, plus material from contemporary French TV as well as performances from Brighton Dome in June, 1972 and further performances with the Roland Petit ballet company.
ALSO INCLUDED:7" VINYL SINGLES IN REPRODUCTION SLEEVES :Arnold Layne C/W Candy And A Currant Bun- See Emily Play C/W The Scarecrow- Apples And Oranges C/W Paintbox- It Would Be So Nice C/W Julia Dream- Point Me At The Sky C/W Careful With That Axe, Eugene
BONUS    CONTINU/ATION (Exclusive to 'The Early Years 1965-1972' box set)
A bonus CD/DVD/Blu-ray disc package includes a CD of early BBC radio sessions, the audio tracks from the film 'The Committee', Pink Floyd's live soundtrack to the 1969 NASA moon landings, and more.

Audio-visual material includes 3 feature films: The Committee, More and La Vallée (Obscured By Clouds), plus more live footage and festival performances by the band.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Sheryl Crow To Headline Outlaw Music Festival

Willie Nelson & Blackbird Presents announce the first-ever Outlaw Music Festival taking place Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA. This year's festival will feature performances by Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Sheryl Crow, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Lee Ann Womack, and Brothers Osborne. Additional performers and special events will be announced in the coming weeks.

Artist fan clubs and Citi® card member pre-sales begin Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 10AM, and run through Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 10PM. For complete Citi® card member pre-sale details through Citi's Private Pass® Program, visit http://citiprivatepass.com.

Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, July 29, 2016 10AM at ticketmaster.com, by phone 800-745-3000, all Ticketmaster outlets, and The Montage Mountain Box Office. VIP packages including great seats, premier parking pass, VIP club access, and exclusive festival merchandise.

Overnight RV parking will open on Saturday, September 17 at 5PM. Festival day parking opens Sunday, September 18 at 10AM. Festival gates open at NOON and music performances begin at 1PM. Visit http://outlawmusicfest.com for more details.

"We're thrilled to be working with Geoff Gordon and the entire Live Nation team to bring this incredible musical experience to fans in Scranton and its surrounding communities," says Keith Wortman, CEO of Blackbird Presents.

For more information, go to http://outlawmusicfest.com.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Stream The Ann Wilson Thing EP #2 – Focus

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ann Wilson is set to release her second solo EP, The Ann Wilson Thing! #2Focus on Rounder Records. Featured tracks on the EP include live recordings of Jimi Hendrix’ “Manic Depression” and Peter Gabriel’s “Don’t Give Up,” as well as two Wilson-penned tracks, the folk-inspired “Fighti'n Fer Life” and the bluesy “Anguish.” Guitarist Craig Bartok co-wrote both of these original songs with Wilson.

“Manic Depression” sees Wilson and the group paying homage to a blues-rock legend in Hendrix while introducing Wilson’s own flair. “Fightin Fer Life” recalls some of Heart’s more folk and acoustic inspired tunes but features the harder edge that The Ann Wilson Thing! is known for. The Ann Wilson Thing! #2 — Focus is now available physically via theannwilsonthing.com and at all digital/steaming outlets. The CD will be available at all physical retailers on August 12.

Wilson is also announcing a solo mini-tour of Florida, to take place after Heart’s Rock Hall Three For All tour (with Cheap Trick and Joan Jett) concludes in mid-September. The first show will be at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, FL on Sept. 27 and will be followed by shows at Plaza Live in Orlando, FL and the Pointe Vedra Concert Hall in Pointe Vedra, FL on Sept 27 and Sept 28, respectively.

As a songwriter and lyricist, Ann Wilson has created a truly impressive body of work (“Crazy on You,” “Barracuda,” “Magic Man,” “Dog & Butterfly,” “Straight On”, “Even it Up,” “Mistral Wind,” and many, many more). However, her greatest gift, and first “calling” is singing and with this intimate tour, she prepares to blow away her fans with up, close and personal, raw performances of blues and rock songs. The Ann Wilson Thing doesn’t replace Heart but it is a new and groundbreaking experience for existing Heart fans, as well as for new fans who will love these songs.

Stream The Ann Wilson Thing! #2 — Focus below...



Monday, July 25, 2016

Ozzy Osbourne Says His Marriage Is 'Back On Track'

The Black Sabbath frontman separated from his wife after 33 years back in May. Tabloid reports claimed that the pair had "mutually agreed" to split, with Osbourne moving out of their family home. It was suggested that the singer had an affair with a celebrity hair stylist.

But in a new interview that aired on ABC's Good Morning America today (July 25), Osbourne said: "Oh, it's [my marriage] is back on track again. You just, you make mistakes, and you learn by your mistakes, I think."

He added: "It's just a bump in the road. Some days it's good, some days it's terrible, some days you just drift apart for a while. But you get back on the horse, you know."

His son Jack also defended the singer adding: "As a married person myself, you know, marriage is not, like, 'Hey, we're married. All is good.' I mean, it's just life.”

Sharon Osbourne wed the Black Sabbath frontman in 1982, having three children together.

Their family life later became the focus of MTV reality show The Osbournes, which aired between 2002 and 2005.

Speaking at the time of the split, she said: "[Ozzy and I] are talking, I spoke to him last night. I'm not with him, but I speak with him."

She added: "He's given me an unbelievable life and he's given me three gorgeous children and I love him. I'm just trying to take it all in, take it all in and process it... I've been avoiding looking at any pictures or reading anything. I know what's gone on, and I don't need to read about it, it's like putting salt in a wound and I don't need to."

Friday, July 22, 2016

Yes 2016 Summer U.S. Tour Kicks Off Monday, July 25

Yes officially kicks off their 2016 U.S. summer tour, billed as The Album Series: Drama + Topographic 1 & 4, this Monday, July 25 in Lancaster, PA. The 28-date outing will feature the 1980 album Drama performed in its entirety, for the first time ever, and sides one and four of 1973's double album Tales From Topographic Oceans, plus a selection of their greatest hits.

The trek will proceed as originally announced in light of the health update issued from drummer Alan White, who recently underwent a successful surgery to repair an injured disc in his lower back.

As White noted in a letter penned to the fans on www.yesworld.com, with rest and physical therapy, he will be rejoining the band as soon as physically possible.

"I'm eager to be on the road with the band, but also need to ensure my recovery is complete before doing so," White wrote. Until then, drummer Jay Schellen will sit in and perform with Yes. "Please welcome him to our Yes family," White added. "He's doing a great service by stepping in last minute so as to not disappoint everyone hoping to see Yes music performed live this summer."

The band's annual summer outing will take them throughout the U.S. through early September. Yes will stop in such markets as Columbus, Cleveland, Atlantic City, Boston, Wallingford, Westbury, Staten Island, Morristown, Albany, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Denver, Las Vegas, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Saratoga and Reno before wrapping in San Diego on September 4.

See below for full list of summer tour dates and go to www.yesworld.com for ticketing information.

Spend an evening with Yes this summer in the following cities:


Mon
7/25
Lancaster, PA
American Music Theatre
Wed
7/27
Columbus, OH
Ohio State Fair
Thu
7/28
Northfield, OH
Hard Rock Live
Sat
7/30
Atlantic City, NJ
Tropicana
Sun
7/31
Bethlehem, PA
Sands Event Center
Tue
8/2
Lewiston, NY
Artpark
Thu
8/4
Lynn, MA
Lynn Auditorium
Fri
8/5
Wallingford, CT
Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theatre
Sat
8/6
Westbury, NY
Theatre at Westbury
Tue
8/9
Staten Island, NY
St. George Theatre
Wed
8/10
Englewood, NJ
Bergen Performing Arts Center
Fri
8/12
Port Chester, NY
Capitol Theater
Sat
8/13
Morristown, NJ
Mayo Performing Arts Center
Sun
8/14
Albany, NY
The Egg
Tue
8/16
Washington, DC
Warner Theatre
Wed
8/17
Munhall, PA
Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
Fri
8/19
Sterling Heights, MI
Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
Sat
8/20
Chicago, IL
Copernicus Center
Sun
8/21
Milwaukee, WI
Pabst Theater
Wed
8/24
Denver, CO
Paramount Theatre
Fri
8/26
Anaheim, CA
The Grove
Sat
8/27
Las Vegas, NV
Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Sun
8/28
Santa Barbara, CA
Arlington Theatre
Tue
8/30
Los Angeles, CA
Orpheum Theater
Wed
8/31
Saratoga, CA
The Mountain Winery
Fri
9/2
Reno, NV
Silver Legacy Casino
Sat
9/3
Paso Robles, CA
Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Sun
9/4
San Diego, CA
Humphreys Concerts By the Bay