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New Bootleg Series For Bob Dylan Fans In November

I’m certainly late to the game for all serious Bob Dylan fans with this notice of the upcoming new volume in the Bootleg Series. But better late than never is as the saying goes. These Bootleg Series have been like gold to strong fans. In this edition, Volume 12, Legacy digs in deep for the period of 1965-1966. With that, there are several configurations of this set, referred to as The Cutting Edge.

Legacy Recordings will offer a 6CD Deluxe Edition for the deep fans. Those discs will contain well over a hundred tracks including multiple takes of “Like A Rolling Stone”, and an interesting rehearsal track of “Rainy Day Women #12 & #35”. There will also be a heavily truncated 2CD Best of Edition (see track-list below), and a collected 5LP vinyl set.

The Cutting Edge – 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Volume 12 is on the calendar for November 8.

The Cutting Edge – 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Volume 12 – Bob Dylan (Deluxe Edition)
TrackList:

CD1:

01. Love Minus Zero / No Limit (Take 1, Breakdown)
02. Love Minus Zero / No Limit (Take 2, Acoustic)
03. Love Minus Zero / No Limit (Take 3 Remake, Complete)
04. Love Minus Zero / No Limit (Take 1 Remake, Complete)
05. I’ll Keep It with Mine (Take 1, Piano Demo)
06. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (Take 1)
07. Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream (Take 1, Fragment)
08. Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream (Take 2, Complete)
09. She Belongs to Me (Take 1, Solo Acoustic)
10. She Belongs to Me (Take 2 Remake, Complete)
11. She Belongs to Me (Take 1 Remake, Complete)
12. Subterranean Homesick Blues (Take 1)
13. Subterranean Homesick Blues (Take 1, Alternate Take)
14. Outlaw Blues (Take 1, Complete)
15. Outlaw Blues (Take 2, Alternate Take)
16. On the Road Again (Take 1, Complete)
17. On the Road Again (Take 4, Alternate Take)
18. On the Road Again (Take 1 Remake, Complete)
19. On the Road Again (Take 7 Remake, Complete)
20. Farewell, Angelina (Take 1, Solo Acoustic)
21. If You Gotta Go, Go Now (Take 1, Complete)
22. If You Gotta Go, Go Now (Take 2, Alternate Take)
23. You Don’t Have to Do That (Take 1, Solo Acoustic)

CD2:

01. California (Take 1, Solo Acoustic)
02. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) (Take 1, False Start)
03. Mr. Tambourine Man (Takes 1-2, False Starts)
04. Mr. Tambourine Man (Take 3 with Band, Incomplete)
05. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (Take 1, Complete (6/15/65))
06. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (Take 8, Alternate Take)
07. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (Take 3, Incomplete)
08. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (Take 3 Remake, Complete)
09. Sitting On a Barbed Wire Fence (Take 2)
10. Tombstone Blues (Take 1, Alternate Take)
11. Tombstone Blues (Take 9)
12. Positively 4th Street (Takes 1-3, False Starts)
13. Positively 4th Street (Take 4, Complete)
14. Positively 4th Street (Take 5, Alternate Take)
15. Desolation Row (Take 1, Alternate Take)
16. Desolation Row (Take 2, Piano Demo)
17. Desolation Row (Take 5 Remake, Complete)
18. From a Buick 6 (Take 1, False Start)
19. From a Buick 6 (Take 4)

CD3:

01. Like a Rolling Stone (Takes 1-3, Rehearsal)
02. Like a Rolling Stone (Take 4, Rehearsal)
03. Like a Rolling Stone (Take 5, Rehearsal)
04. Like a Rolling Stone (Rehearsal Remake)
05. Like a Rolling Stone (Take 1 Remake, Rehearsal)
06. Like a Rolling Stone (Takes 2-3 Remake, False Starts)
07. Like a Rolling Stone (Take 4 Remake)
08. Like a Rolling Stone (Take 5 Remake, Rehearsal)
09. Like a Rolling Stone (Take 6 Remake, False Start)
10. Like a Rolling Stone (Take 8 Remake, Breakdown)
11. Like a Rolling Stone (Takes 9-10 Remake, False Starts)
12. Like a Rolling Stone (Take 11, Alternate Take)
13. Like a Rolling Stone (Take 12 Remake, False Start)
14. Like a Rolling Stone (Take 13 Remake, Breakdown)
15. Like a Rolling Stone (Take 14 Remake, False Start)
16. Like a Rolling Stone (Take 15 Remake, Breakdown)
17. Like a Rolling Stone (Master Take, Guitar)
18. Like a Rolling Stone (Master Take, Vocals, Guitar)
19. Like a Rolling Stone (Master Take, Piano, Bass)
20. Like a Rolling Stone (Master Take, Drums, Organ)

CD4:

01. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? (Take 1, Alternate Take)
02. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? (Take 17)
03. Highway 61 Revisited (Take 3, Alternate Take)
04. Highway 61 Revisited (Take 5, Complete)
05. Highway 61 Revisited (Take 7, False Start)
06. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues (Take 1, Breakdown)
07. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues (Take 3, Rehearsal)
08. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues (Take 13, Complete)
09. Queen Jane Approximately (Take 2, Complete)
10. Queen Jane Approximately (Take 5, Alternate Take)
11. Ballad of a Thin Man (Take 2, Breakdown)
12. Medicine Sunday (Take 1)
13. Jet Pilot (Take 1)
14. I Wanna Be Your Lover (Take 1, Fragment)
15. I Wanna Be Your Lover (Take 6, Complete)
16. Instrumental (Take 2, Complete)
17. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? (Take 6, Complete)
18. Visions of Johanna (Take 1, Rehearsal)
19. Visions of Johanna (Take 5, Rehearsal)

CD5:

01. Visions of Johanna (Take 7, Complete)
02. Visions of Johanna (Take 8)
03. Visions of Johanna (Take 14, Complete)
04. She’s Your Lover Now (Take 1, Breakdown)
05. She’s Your Lover Now (Take 6, Rehearsal)
06. She’s Your Lover Now (Take 15)
07. She’s Your Lover Now (Take 16, Complete)
08. One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later) (Take 2, Rehearsal)
09. One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later) (Take 4, Rehearsal)
10. One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later) (Take 19, Alternate Take)
11. Lunatic Princess (Take 1)
12. Fourth Time Around (Take 11, Complete)
13. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat (Take 3, Complete)
14. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat (Take 8, Alternate Take)
15. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (Take 1, Rehearsal and Finished Track)

CD6:

01. Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again (Take 1, Rehearsal)
02. Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again (Rehearsal)
03. Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again (Take 5)
04. Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again (Take 13, Alternate Take)
05. Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again (Take 14, Complete)
06. Absolutely Sweet Marie (Take 1, Alternate Take)
07. Just Like a Woman (Take 1, Complete)
08. Just Like a Woman (Take 4, Alternate Take)
09. Just Like a Woman (Take 8, Complete)
10. Pledging My Time (Take 1, Alternate Take)
11. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine) (Take 1, Complete)
12. Temporary Like Achilles (Take 3, Complete)
13. Obviously Five Believers (Take 3, Complete)
14. I Want You (Take 4, Alternate Take)
15. Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands (Take 1, Complete)

 

The Cutting Edge – 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Volume 12 – Bob Dylan (Best Of 2CD)
TrackList:

CD1:

01. Love Minus Zero / No Limit (Take 2, Acoustic)
02. I’ll Keep It with Mine (Take 1, Piano Demo)
03. Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream (Take 1 & 2, Solo Acoustic)
04. She Belongs to Me (Take 1, Solo Acoustic)
05. Subterranean Homesick Blues (Take 1, Alternate Take)
06. Outlaw Blues (Take 2, Alternate Take)
07. On the Road Again (Take 4, Alternate Take)
08. Farewell, Angelina (Take 1, Solo Acoustic)
09. If You Gotta Go, Go Now (Take 2, Alternate Take)
10. You Don’t Have to Do That (Take 1, Solo Acoustic)
11. California (Take 1, Solo Acoustic)
12. Mr. Tambourine Man (Take 3 with Band, Incomplete)
13. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (Take 8, Alternate Take)
14. Like a Rolling Stone (Take 5, Rehearsal (Edited))
15. Like a Rolling Stone (Take 11, Alternate Take)
16. Sitting On a Barbed Wire Fence (Take 2)
17. Medicine Sunday (Take 1)
18. Desolation Row (Take 2, Piano Demo)
19. Desolation Row (Take 1, Alternate Take)

CD2:

01. Tombstone Blues (Take 1, Alternate Take)
02. Positively 4th Street (Take 5, Alternate Take)
03. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window (Take 1, Alternate Take (Edited))
04. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues (Take 3, Rehearsal)
05. Highway 61 Revisited (Take 3, Alternate Take)
06. Queen Jane Approximately (Take 5, Alternate Take)
07. Visions of Johanna (Take 5, Rehearsal)
08. She’s Your Lover Now (Take 6, Rehearsal)
09. Lunatic Princess (Take 1)
10. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat (Take 8, Alternate Take)
11. One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later) (Take 19, Alternate Take)
12. Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again (Take 13, Alternate Take)
13. Absolutely Sweet Marie (Take 1, Alternate Take)
14. Just Like a Woman (Take 4, Alternate Take)
15. Pledging My Time (Take 1, Alternate Take)
16. I Want You (Take 4, Alternate Take)
17. Highway 61 Revisited (Take 7, False Start)

[UPDATE] 5-Disc Staple Singers Box, Faith And Grace: A Family Journey 1953-1976, Set For November

Staple Singers A Family Journey

[UPDATE] As promised, I said I’d be back with a cover shot, and a track list. You now have all there is to know about a great set! In addition to the demos, alternate takes, original finished tracks, and live cuts over 80 tracks, there is a bonus 7″ single with two tracks. This two track single represents the earliest known recordings from the family. The booklet coming with the set will boast new liner notes including some from Mavis Staples. There will be plenty of great photos as well as an extensive listing of the tracks found within. [UPDATE]

If you hear the name Staples, and you start to hum a familiar tune, chances are you know exactly who The Staple Singers were. Although their roots extends farther back than the ’70s, it wasn’t until 1971 when “Respect Yourself” splashed all over the radio airwaves boosting the song to a healthy and impressive landing at number 12 on the charts. But that was bettered when the now-popular band released the soul-satisfying “I’ll Take You There” with the other-worldly vocal delivery of Mavis Staples. You knew, you just knew, you’ve heard R&B/Soul perfection! That song hung on the charts for many weeks.

Unfortunately for us, most of the components of The Staple Singers are no longer with us, having moved on to better things. Mavis Staples is left. And she can still belt it out of the park!.

On November 13, Stax Records will release a 5CD Box set, Faith And Grace: A Family Journey 1953-1976. It will plumb the depths of the wonder that belonged to the family, and was gifted to us in their many songs and albums. A Track-list can be seen below.

Faith And Grace: A Family Journey 1953-1976 – The Staple Singers
Track listing:

CD1:

01. It Rained Children
02. I Just Can’t Keep It To Myself
03. Each Day
04. God’s Wonderful Love
05. If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again
06. I’ve Got A New Home
07. Uncloudy Day
08. Come On Up In Glory
09. I Know I Got Religion
10. Swing Down Chariot (Let Me Ride)
11. I Had A Dream
12. Help Me Jesus
13. Low Is The Way
14. This May Be The Last Time [Alternate Take]
15. So Soon
16. I’m So Glad
17. Pray On
18. Good News
19. Downward Road
20. Don’t Drive Me Away

CD2:

01. Will The Circle Be Unbroken
02. Don’t Knock
03. Medley: Too Close/I’m On My Way Home/I’m Coming Home/He’s Alright [Live]
04. Swing Low
05. Calling Me
06. Stand By Me
07. Hammer And Nails
08. Gloryland
09. Hear My Call, Here
10. Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen
11. New-Born Soul
12. Dying Man’s Plea
13. Great Day
14. There Was A Star
15. Use What You Got
16. Let That Liar Alone
17. I Can’t Help From Cryin’ Sometime
18. Blowin’ In The Wind
19. This Land Is Your Land
20. I Know I’ve Been Changed

CD3:

01. A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall
02. Masters Of War
03. What Are They Doing (In Heaven Today)
04. Wish I Had Answered [Live At Newport]
05. I’ll Fly Away
06. Tell Him What You Want [Stapleton Singers]
07. Be Careful Of The Stones You Throw
08. Samson & Delilah
09. As An Eagle Stirreth Her Nest
10. Freedom Highway
11. Why (Am I Treated So Bad)
12. John Brown
13. Waiting For My Child
14. It’s Been A Change
15. For What It’s Worth
16. Let’s Get Together
17. Crying In The Chapel [Mavis Staples With The Staple Singers]
18. Long Walk To D.C.
19. Got To Be Some Changes
20. Slow Train

CD4:

01. I See It
02. The Ghetto
03. When Will We Be Paid
04. God Bless The Children
05. The Challenge
06. Brand New Day [Theme From The Motion Picture The Landlord]
07. Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom Boom)
08. I Like The Things About You
09. You’re Gonna Make Me Cry
10. Respect Yourself
11. I’ll Take You There
12. This World
13. I’m Just Another Soldier
14. Are You Sure
15. If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me)
16. Touch A Hand, Make A Friend
17. Back Road Into Town
18. Let’s Do It Again
19. The Weight [The Band feat. Staple Singers]
20. Respect Yourself [Demo]

7″ vinyl single listing:
Side A
01. Faith and Grace
Side B
01. These Are They

The Staple Singers

 

 

Volume Three: The Track Singles – The Who 45 RPM 7″ Singles Box For October

The Who Track Singles 1967-1973Currently, there are two exclusive 7″ Singles Box sets featuring the released Who songs. The first, The Brunswick Singles represented the 1965-1966 gestational period for the band. It included eight singles. It was followed by The Reaction Singles, which represented the year of 1966 with five replica 7″ singles. Both box sets were extraordinary collectibles for core The Who fans.

On October 30, Geffen Records will continue the collectible sets with a massive assembly of fifteen replica UK  7″ vinyl The Who singles on Volume Three: The Track Singles 1967-1973 (see track-list below). The years represented are 1967 through 1973.

The singles will be housed in a box with a lid, and will contain an informative 20-page booklet with memorabilia, and new liner notes about each of the fifteen singles included within.

The final set will be The Polydor Singles, likely to be released at the turn of the New Year in 2016.

Volume Three: The Track Singles  1967-1973 – The Who
Tracklist:

01. Pictures of Lily
b/w Doctor Doctor
Released April 21, 1967
02. The Last Time
b/w Under My Thumb
Released June 30, 1967
03. I Can See For Miles
b/w Someone’s Coming
Released October 13, 1967
04. Dogs
b/w Call Me Lightning
Released June 14, 1968
05. Magic Bus
b/w Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde
Released October 11, 1968
06. Pinball Wizard
b/w Dogs Part Two
Released March 7, 1969
07. The Seeker
b/w Here For More
Released March 20, 1970
08. Summertime Blues
b/w Heaven and Hell
Released July 10, 1970
09. See Me, Feel Me
b/w Overture
Released October 1970, then withdrawn
10. TOMMY EP (‘See Me, Feel Me’, ‘Christmas’ b/w ‘Overture’, ‘I’m Free’
Released November 6, 1970
11. Won’t Get Fooled Again
b/w Don’t Know Myself’
Released June 25, 1971
12. Let’s See Action
b/w When I Was A Boy
Released October 15, 1971
13. Join Together
b/w Baby Don’t You Do It
Released June 16, 1972
14. Relay
b/w Waspman
Released December 22, 1972
15. 5.15
b/w Water
Released October 5, 1973

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Bee Gees Compilation, You Should Be Dancing, Out In November

BeeGees_Dancing_CD_3pnl_Folder_rev.inddHere’s the info on the You Should Be Dancing title planned for the Bee Gees that I touched on a few weeks back.

It appears to be nothing new. It is a repackaging of Bee Gees hits, eighteen of them (see track-list below). There’s nothing that says the tracks have been remastered (however, I would bet that they are). I’m also betting that a nice booklet has been made up as well. At the very leaset here, we have a cover shot of the new set.

You Should Be Dancing is on the calendar for November 6. It will be issued as a CD, as well as a 180g-weight vinyl LP.

You Should Be Dancing – Bee Gees
Tracklist

01 Jive Talkin’
02 You Should Be Dancing
03 Love So Right
04 Stayin’ Alive
05 Nights On Broadway
06 How Deep Is Your Love
07 Tragedy
08 (Our Love) Don’t Throw It All Away
09 Night Fever
10 More Than A Woman
11 Fanny (Be Tender With My Love)
12 Spirits Having Flown
13 If I Can’t Have You
14 Boogie Child
15 Love You Inside Out
16 Too Much Heaven
17 Emotion
18 Wind Of Change

 

5CD Staple Singers Box, Faith And Grace: A Family Journey 1953-1976, Set For November

If you hear the name Staples, and you start to hum a familiar tune, chances are you know exactly who The Staple Singers were. Although their roots extends farther back than the ’70s, it wasn’t until 1971 when “Respect Yourself” splashed all over the radio airwaves boosting the song to a healthy and impressive landing at number 12 on the charts. But that was bettered when the now-popular band released the soul-satisfying “I’ll Take You There” with the other-worldly vocal delivery of Mavis Staples. You knew, you just knew, you’ve heard R&B/Soul perfection! That song hung on the charts for many weeks.

Unfortunately for us, most of the components of The Staple Singers are no longer with us, having moved on to better things. Mavis Staples is left. And she can still belt it out of the park!.

On November 13, Stax Records will release a 5CD Box set, Faith And Grace: A Family Journey 1953-1976. It will plumb the depths of the wonder that belonged to the family, and was gifted to us in their many songs and albums. A Track-list is as yet unavailable. But when we get that info and a cover shot, and box display, I’ll be back here!

But now you know it’s coming!

The Staple Singers

 

Beatles Unleash A Rare Storm On The World With New Beatles 1 Remixes And Videos

Beatles 1 CDPerhaps the biggest news to come this year as it relates to reissues is the recent announcement of a remixed Beatles ‘best of’ affectionately known as 1. Between the working years of 1962 and 1970, The Beatles released a stunning array of 27 (!) Number One singles in both the US and the UK. In 2000, they gathered them for their best-selling The Beatles 1 set. But this new remix goes much further than that.

On November 6 internationally (no playing favorites here), Capitol Records will release a ‘must have’ set of reissues with several variations that should stress the marketplace for ordering. In essence, The Beatles One has been remixed to provide a new update to the sound, include high-resolution audio, and deliver 2 sets of 5.1 surround sound with 5.1 Dolby Digital, and 5.1 DTS HD Surround. Even more, there will be select sets that will add in video for every song on the album, and throw in an additional 23 videos. All videos will be 4k restored. Excited yet?

The Beatles 1 will be available on CD, DVD, CD/DVD, Deluxe CD/2DVD Edition, BD (Blu-ray), Deluxe CD/2BD Edition, and CD/BD editions. The Beatles 1 Deluxe Edition will present a HUGE 124-page hard-cover book! Shortly, there will also be 180g-weight vinyl LPs as well. Here’s what’s coming (what follows is a cut ‘n’ paste of the offerings. No way was I going to rewrite ALL of that!):

Beatles 1 CD Open

The Beatles 1

DISC 1 AUDIO (CD) + DISC 1 VIDEO
(DVD or BD)

01 – Love Me Do
02 – From Me To You
03 – She Loves You
04 – I Want To Hold Your Hand
05 – Can’t Buy Me Love
06 – A Hard Day’s Night
07 – I Feel Fine
08 – Eight Days a Week
09 – Ticket To Ride
10 – Help!
11 – Yesterday
12 – Day Tripper
13 – We Can Work It Out
14 – Paperback Writer
15 – Yellow Submarine
16 – Eleanor Rigby
17 – Penny Lane
18 – All You Need Is Love
19 – Hello, Goodbye
20 – Lady Madonna
21 – Hey Jude
22 – Get Back
23 – The Ballad of John and Yoko
24 – Something
25 – Come Together
26 – Let It Be
28 – The Long and Winding Road

DISC 1 VIDEO EXTRAS

01 – Paul McCartney audio commentary
02 – Penny Lane
03 – Hello, Goodbye
04 – Hey Jude
05 – Ringo Starr filmed introductions
06 – Penny Lane
07 – Hello, Goodbye
08 – Hey Jude
09 – Get Back

Beatles CDBD standard

Beatles Standard CDBD Combo Inside

 

The Beatles 1+

CD/2-DVD: CD/2-Blu-ray]
DISC 1 AUDIO (CD) + DISC 2 VIDEO (DVD or Blu-Ray)

01 – Love Me Do
02 – From Me To You
03 – She Loves You
04 – I Want To Hold Your Hand
05 – Can’t Buy Me Love
06 – A Hard Day’s Night
07 – I Feel Fine
08 – Eight Days a Week
09 – Ticket To Ride
10 – Help!
11 – Yesterday
12 – Day Tripper
13 – We Can Work It Out
14 – Paperback Writer
15 – Yellow Submarine
16 – Eleanor Rigby
17 – Penny Lane
18 – All You Need Is Love
19 – Hello, Goodbye
20 – Lady Madonna
21 – Hey Jude
22 – Get Back
23 – The Ballad of John and Yoko
24 – Something
25 – Come Together
26 – Let It Be
28 – The Long and Winding Road

DISC 1 VIDEO EXTRAS

01 – Paul McCartney audio commentary
02 – Penny Lane
03 – Hello, Goodbye
04 – Hey Jude
05 – Ringo Starr filmed introductions
06 – Penny Lane
07 – Hello, Goodbye
08 – Hey Jude
09 – Get Back

DISC 2 VIDEO (DVD or Blu-Ray)

01 – Twist & Shout
02 – Baby It’s You
03 – Words Of Love
04 – Please Please Me
05 – I Feel Fine
06 – Day Tripper *
07 – Day Tripper *
08 – We Can Work It Out *
09 – Paperback Writer *
10 – Rain *
11 – Rain *
12 – Strawberry Fields Forever
13 – Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows
14 – A Day In The Life
15 – Hello, Goodbye *
16 – Hello, Goodbye *
17 – Hey Bulldog
18 – Hey Jude *
19 – Revolution
20 – Get Back *
21 – Don’t Let Me Down
22 – Free As A Bird
23 – Real Love

DISC 2 VIDEO EXTRA

Paul McCartney audio commentary
Strawberry Fields Forever
* alternate version

Beatles 1+ Box

Beatles 1+ Contents

NOTES ON THE VIDEOS

BEATLES 1 DVD or BD

DISC ONE

01. LOVE ME DO
Newly edited clip, featuring material from BBC TV’s The Mersey Sound, with performance footage filmed on 27 August 1963 at the Little Theatre, Southport.
02. FROM ME TO YOU
A live performance at the 1963 Royal Variety Show, filmed at The Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, on 4 November 1963.
03. SHE LOVES YOU
A live performance from the Swedish Television show Drop In, recorded on 30 October 1963 during a short Scandinavian tour.
04. I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND
From the Granada TV programme Late Scene Extra filmed on 25 November 1963.
05. CAN’T BUY ME LOVE
First broadcast in the TV show Around The Beatles, filmed on 28 April 1964 and broadcast the following month. It features a different audio track to that of hit single, recorded by The Beatles on 19 April 1964.
06. A HARD DAY’S NIGHT
Live performance at the Palais des Sports, Paris on 20 June 1965, while on a short European tour.
07. I FEEL FINE
Filmed at Twickenham Film Studios on 23 November 1965. One of ten films shot that day to satisfy global TV demand for broadcast material to accompany The Beatles’ hit records.
08. EIGHT DAYS A WEEK
A brand new clip edited from material filmed at the Shea Stadium concert in New York City on 15 August 1965, during which the band performed twelve songs, but ‘Eight Days A Week’ was not among them. The clip says so much about the band’s frenetic lifestyle in 1965, at the height of Beatlemania.
09. TICKET TO RIDE
Filmed at Twickenham Film Studios on 23 November 1965.
10. HELP!
The less frequently seen clip of those filmed at Twickenham Film Studios on 23 November 1965.
11. YESTERDAY
Paul performing on The Ed Sullivan Show, videotaped in New York City on 14 August 1965 and broadcast the following month, the day before the single was released in America.
12. DAY TRIPPER
Three versions of this clip were filmed at Twickenham Film Studios on 23 November 1965. This is version 2, in which all of the group are wearing polo neck sweaters, except for Paul, who wears a black shirt.
13. WE CAN WORK IT OUT
There were three versions of the ‘We Can Work It Out’ video filmed atat Twickenham Film Studios on 23 November 1965. This is version 2 in which all four Beatles are wearing black polo neck sweaters.
14. PAPERBACK WRITER
Filmed in 35mm, and in colour, in Chiswick Park, West London, by director Michael Lindsay-Hogg.
15. YELLOW SUBMARINE
This clip is newly created from original Yellow Submarine footage.
16. ELEANOR RIGBY
This clip is taken directly from the Yellow Submarine movie.
17. PENNY LANE
A ground-breaking clip by Swedish director Peter Goldmann that captures The Beatles in Stratford, London, and at Knole Park in Kent, with additional material shot in Liverpool.
18. ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE
Filmed in Studio One at Abbey Road, on 25 June 1967, and beamed around the globe as a part of the TV programme Our World. This colourised version was created for The Beatles Anthology TV programme in 1995.
19. HELLO, GOODBYE
London’s Saville Theatre was the location for this promo film, shot on 10 November 1967; The Beatles wear their Sgt. Pepper outfits.
20. LADY MADONNA
Just prior to leaving for India, The Beatles met up in Studio Three at Abbey Road, on 11 February 1968. They were filmed while recording ‘Hey Bulldog’.
21. HEY JUDE
Filmed at Twickenham Film Studios on 4 September, for broadcast on David Frost’s TV show, Frost On Sunday. The introduction by David Frost is different from that on disc 2.
22. GET BACK
The promo clip made available at the time of the original release of the single featured performances from the Apple rooftop synched to the record. This new clip has been rebuilt to replicate the original but with improved picture quality.
23. THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO
This original promo clip features outtakes from the Let It Be movie, with other private footage shot in Amsterdam, London, Paris and Vienna.
24. SOMETHING
The video features George and Pattie, John and Yoko, Paul and Linda, and Ringo and Maureen. and was filmed at locations in Berkshire, Surrey, and the Mull of Kintyre.
25. COME TOGETHER
The clip was created in 2000 by Melon Dezign for the launch of thebeatles.com and the original Beatles 1 album.
26. LET IT BE
A 1970 promo clip was made available to support the release of the single and it was different to the one featured in the Let It Be movie; this clip has been rebuilt from the original footage.
27. THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD
This clip is taken straight from the Let It Be movie.

DISC TWO

01. TWIST AND SHOUT
From the Granada Television programme Scene At 6.30, which was videotaped on 14 August 1963.
02. BABY IT’S YOU
One of two clips used to promote the single taken from the 1995 Live At The BBC album. The clip is enhanced by the inclusion of unique colour footage of The Beatles filmed outside the BBC’s Paris Studio on Lower Regent Street, London.
03. WORDS OF LOVE
When On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2 was released in 2013, it included ‘Words Of Love’, a Buddy Holly composition that the band recorded for radio. This new clip is a mix of existing footage and innovative animation.
04. PLEASE PLEASE ME
A live performance videotaped on 9 February for The Ed Sullivan Show, which was screened on 23 February 1964.
05. I FEEL FINE
Filmed at Twickenham Film Studios on 23 November 1965, this clip shows The Beatles eating fish and chips during their lunch break.
06. DAY TRIPPER
From the TV special The Music Of Lennon & McCartney that first broadcast in mid-December 1965.
07. DAY TRIPPER
Filmed at Twickenham Film Studios on 23 November 1965, with the group wearing their Shea Stadium Jackets with the ‘Nehru’ collars.
08. WE CAN WORK IT OUT
Filmed at Twickenham Film Studios on 23 November 1965 – showing The Beatles wearing the Shea Stadium jackets.
09. PAPERBACK WRITER
Shot on videotape at Abbey Road, on 19 May 1966, this studio version is prefaced by a short introduction by Ringo. It was broadcast on The Ed Sullivan Show in America.
10. RAIN
‘Rain’, the B-side of ‘Paperback Writer’, was filmed in colour at Chiswick House, West London, on 20 May 1966.
11. RAIN
This black and white clip is a new edit from several takes of ‘Rain’ videotaped at Abbey Road on 19 May 1966.
12. STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER
Directed by Peter Goldmann and with newly restored footage, this was filmed at Knole Park, Kent on 30 and 31 January 1967.
13. WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU/TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS
The merging of these two tracks, one from Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the other from Revolver, was created for The Beatles Love show by Cirque du Soleil, which opened in June 2006 in Las Vegas. This video was created to promote the Love album released later that year.
14. A DAY IN THE LIFE
Filmed in Studio One at Abbey Road on 10 February 1967, this includes classical musicians, who were asked to wear evening dress, fake noses and funny hats for the recording session.
15. HELLO, GOODBYE
This clip is another shot at London’s Saville Theatre on 10 November 1967; The Beatles wear their ‘street clothes’.
16. HELLO, GOODBYE
This third version was also shot at London’s Saville Theatre on 10 November 1967; it includes elements from the first two films but with additional footage unique to this edit.
17. HEY BULLDOG
The original footage from a 1968 shoot for the ‘Lady Madonna’ promo film was unearthed in the mid-1990s. It was revealed that The Beatles were recording ‘Hey Bulldog’ and is an edit done to promote the reissue of the Yellow Submarine movie in 1999.
18. HEY JUDE
This is an edit of the two other takes filmed on 4 September 1968 for the Frost On Sunday TV show. This has a different David Frost intro to the clip on disc 1.
19. REVOLUTION
One of two versions, this was shot the same day as ‘Hey Jude’. John’s lead vocal is completely live, as are most of Paul and George’s backing vocals. The instrumentation, including Nicky Hopkins’ electric piano, is from the master tape.
20. GET BACK
This clip was assembled in 2003 to support the release of the album Let It Be…Naked and utilises studio footage from the famous Get Back/Let It Be sessions.
21. DON’T LET ME DOWN
This was the B-side of ‘Get Back’ and this clip is a composite of two live performances from the Apple rooftop in 1969. It was made available to support the release of Let It Be…Naked in 2003.
22. FREE AS A BIRD
The 1995 video is a work of art by director Joe Pytka, who used the concept of a bird’s-eye view to pay homage to many Beatles songs and images.
23. REAL LOVE
This video directed by Geoff Wonfor and ex-10cc and leading pop promo-maker Kevin Godley, this video was made in 1996 to support the release of the single.

 

Rhino To Release 10CD Lou Reed Set, The Sire Years – Complete Albums Box

Lou ReedAside from the cool news that Loaded, the Velvet Underground classic would be receiving a large dose of love, it always amazed me that the labels never went into their Lou Reed holdings after he passed away. I always thought that there would be some kind of love applied to not only the obvious – vis-à-vis Transformer, maybe even, Rock and Roll Animal – but to all of the brilliant Lou Reed solo library. I’m not a fan of much after The Bells, but still, all of his albums mean something to one person or another. I LOVE Sally Can’t Dance, and most people do not.

It never happened. We never got a re-visitation of any Lou Reed albums. I’m still saddened over this fact, even ashamed.

Nevertheless, Warner Brothers has assembled a complete Sire Years collection to be spread over ten CDs. I’ve only received notification on this today. Other than the assumption that the seven Sire albums (New York – 1989, Songs for Drella – 1990, Magic And Loss – 1992, Set The Twilight Reeling – 1996, Perfect Night – Live In London – 1998, Ecstasy – 2000, The Raven – 2003, Animal Serenade – 2004) will be included.

In 2014, Rhino released The Sire Years: The Solo Collection with six CDs. This year, Rhino will release the new set, The Sire Years – Complete Albums Box on October 30 in a “quirky” clamshell box.

Lou Reed The sire Years

Loreena McKennitt Retrospective, The Journey So Far, Expands To 4CDs For October

The Journey So Far - Loreena McKennittThe music of Loreena McKennitt has soothed many a soul with its calm Celtic style. And there have been few who can deliver it as it needs to be sung and played. Loreena McKennitt is a class performer of the genre.

Released in early 2014, a 2CD retrospective set call The Journey So Far was released with 21 representative tracks. The first CD with its twelve selections highlights her eight studio albums.  The second CD uses nine live performances to highlight her 2012 Midsummer Night’s European Tour.

On October 9, UMe and Quinlan Road (Quinlan Road is a label owned by McKennitt for the sole purpose of releasing her own albums.) will release a 4CD Collector’s Edition of the popular set. What will be on the additional two CDs is unknown as of yet. As soon as I am aware of the inclusions, I will be sure to update this page.

New Bad Company Collection, Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy, Planned For October

Bad Company Rock And Roll FantasyBad Company was formed from the still fertile Rock and Roll of Free, Mott The Hoople, and King Crimson back in 1973. By 1974, the band, signed to Led Zeppelin’s SwanSong label, were one of the hottest on the charts with their self-titled debut album. The album generated two hit singles with “Can’t Get Enough”, and “Movin’ On”, with “Bad Company”, and “Ready For Love” both FM hits. It was followed up by Straight Shooter in 1975 with “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad”, and “Feel Like Makin’ Love” for radio hits, and Run With The Pack in 1976 with “Young Blood” as its sole hit. There were other classic gems as the band aged including, “Rock And Roll Fantasy” from their 1979 Desolation Angels album.

On October 2, Atlantic Records will revisit the strong songs that put Bad Company high on the list of classic ’70s band by releasing a new ‘best  of’ set. The new Greatest Hits package will be called, aptly enough, Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy: The Very Best Of Bad Company. It will feature nineteen selected tracks as well as two previously unreleased songs (“See The Sunlight”, “The Stealer”). Several songs will feature the remastered mixes from their earlier 2015 reissues of Bad Company, and Straight Shooter.

Bad Company

This set will span the band’s output through Rough Diamonds with all selections emanating from the Paul Rodgers era.
Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy: The Very Best Of Bad Company – Bad Company
TrackList

01 Can’t Get Enough
02 Bad Company (Remastered Version)
03 Movin’ On (Remastered Version)
04 Ready For Love (Remastered Version)
05 Good Lovin’ Gone Bad (2015 Remastered)
06 Feel Like Makin’ Love (2015 Remastered Version)
07 Shooting Star (2015 Remastered)
08 Weep No More
09 Live For The Music
10 Simple Man
11 Honey Child
12 Run With the Pack (Single Edit)
13 Burnin’ Sky
14 Everything I Need
15 Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy
16 Gone, Gone, Gone
17 Electricland
18 See The Sunlight (Previously Unreleased)
19 The Stealer

 

Remastered Singles Collection For New Order Arrives In November

New Order SinglesThe upcoming new 2015 remastered New Order 2CD (AND 180g 4LP) singles collection (Singles) will be date-shifted to November 6. With that piece of news, here is the track-list for the upcoming set:

Singles – New Order
Track-List:

CD1:

01 Ceremony
02 Procession
03 Everything’s Gone Green (7” Version)
04 Temptation (Original 7″ Version)
05 Blue Monday
06 Confusion (UK 7” Promo Edit)
07 Thieves Like Us (7” Promo Edit)
08 The Perfect Kiss (7” Edit)
09 Sub-Culture (7” Edit)
10 Shellshock (7” Edit)
11 State Of The Nation (7” Edit)
12 Bizarre Love Triangle (7” Remix Edit)
13 True Faith (7” Edit) [2015 Remastered Version]
14 Touched By The Hand Of God (7” Edit)
15 Blue Monday ’88 (7” Version)

CD2:

01 Fine Time (7” Version)
02 Round And Round (7” Version)
03 Run 2 (7” Remix Edit)
04 World In Motion
05 Regret
06 Ruined In A Day (Radio Edit)
07 World (The Price Of Love) [Radio Edit]
08 Spooky (Minimix)
09 Nineteen63 (Arthur Baker Radio Remix)
10 Crystal (Radio Edit)
11 60 Miles An Hour (Radio Edit)
12 Here To Stay (Radio Edit)
13 Krafty (Single Edit)
14 Jetstream (Radio Edit)
15 Waiting For The Sirens’ Call (Rich Costey Radio Version)
16 Turn (Stephen Street Edit)
17 I’ll Stay With You (Lost Sirens LP Version)