ERIC CLAPTON & STEVE WINWOOD
'Live From Madison Square Gardens' 2CD / 2DVD Release Date 18/05/2009
'Serenade' 2D Release Date 18/05/2009
For the first time as a CD and DVD package, Katherine Jenkins performs songs from her best selling album 'Serenade' with hits including '(Everything I Do) I Do It For You', 'O Mio Babbino Caro' and 'Nella Fantasia'. The DVD features stunning highlights from Katherine singing Live at the International Eisteddfod Concert in Llangollen, Wales.
'Live In Australia' 2D Release Date 18/05/2009
Among the many records Glenn Hughes has released recently, this was with no doubt one of the most original. His first acoustic concert recorded on his first ever solo show in Australia, on the 17th June 2006 at notorious Sydney venue 'The Basement'. With a song selection covering all phases of his career, Hughes brought his unique brand of Rock-Funk to a new audience within a live CD and DVD – a must have for all collectors of this great hard rock singer. The songs on the releases range across Glenn's career, taking in material from the beginning of his solo career like 'I Found A Woman' (from the rare Thrall/ Hughes album) to new masterpieces like 'Frail' or 'The Devine'. On top of that, Hughes returns to his legendary Deep Purple days for 'This Time Around', 'You Keep On Moving', an astonishing rendition of 'Mistreated' and a duet with celebrated Australian Rock front man Jimmy Barnes. Impressive are the two cover versions on the CD as well as on the DVD: Procol Harum's 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale' and Moody Blues 'Nights In White Satin'. This package is a paradigm of Glenn's soulful, distinctive voice, which is in top-notch condition throughout the show.
JON LORD WITH THE HOOCHIE COOCHIE MEN
'Live At The Basement' 3CD Release Date 18/05/2009
The Hoochie Coochie Men, named after the Willie Dixon song 'I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man', were Bob Daisley [Rainbow, Ozzy Osbourne, Gary Moore, Uriah Heep] on bass, Tim Gaze on lead vocals and guitar, Rob Grosser on drums and Jim Conway on harmonica The band's life changed drastically when legendary founder member of Deep Purple, Jon Lord decided to join them for a concert at the famous 'Basement Club' in Sydney just after a few hours rehearsal. All musicians loved playing together and remained in contact. Many journalists and fans have already said the Hoochie Coochie Men is Jon Lord's return to rock music and thanks to the distinctive presence of his Hammond organ; louder and cooler than ever. This 3 CD Deluxe Limited Edition is documenting the show that started the Hoochie Coochie Men project feat. Jon Lord. A fantastic ride across blues and rock with an intense sense of joy and fun across the whole concert. The double CD was originally released by EMI (but in a very limited number of territories) and it has been deleted and not available for the last two years. The new earMUSIC edition is a 3CD digipack limited edition. It consists of 2 CDs with the complete 'Live At The Basement' Show plus a bonus CD that documents in essence the embryonic formation of how the 'Hoochie Coochie Men' came to record their first studio album with Jon Lord. and also includes 2 tracks that were originally sung by Tim Gaze as guide vocals for Jimmy Barnes & Ian Gillan (in total, 6 tracks for the first time on CD). 2 interviews with Jon Lord are also featured on the third CD which should please the most dedicated Deep Purple fans.
'Fresh Blood' 7" Release Date 18/05/2009
Vagrant Records will release EELS' seventh studio album Hombre Lobo on June 1st. EELS is the ever-changing project of singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Oliver Everett [aka E]. The band's first record since 2005's critically acclaimed 'Blinking Lights and Other Revelations', 'Hombre Lobo' was recorded entirely at E's studio in Los Angeles with Koool G Murder [bass, keyboards and guitar] and Knuckles [drums and percussion]. This is the album's first single, 'Fresh Blood,' backed with another track 'My Timing Is Off'.
'One Foot In The Grave' CD / 2LP Release Date 25/05/2009
XL are proud to release a deluxe version of a classic album from Beck. Features 13 previously unreleased tracks, along with 3 others only ever featured on ultra rare 7"s. Released barely four months after Beck's 1994 debut 'Mellow Gold', the minimalist mutant folk collection 'One Foot In The Grave' was a curveball that temporarily threw casual 'Loser' fans off Beck's scent while presaging myriad musical adventures to come in the form of 1996's multi-platinum breakthrough 'Odelay'. 'One Foot In The Grave' will be reissued in a deluxe format including 13 previously unreleased tracks from the original sessions and three more from an out of print 7" only release, including an early version of 'It's All In Your Mind' from 2002's 'Sea Change'. 'One Foot In The Grave' was originally released in June 1994 on K Records, and was recorded by Calvin Johnson, founder of the label and proprietor of Dub Narcotic Studios. Sessions began in the fall of 1993, a few months into the existence of Calvin's Olympia, WA basement studio on a reel to reel 8 track. Musicians from local bands such as Built to Spill, Spinanes and Love As Laughter made appearances backing up Beck on half of the original album's 16 tracks. Released with little to no initial promotion or fanfare, the record has grown from a cult favorite to one of the most highly regarded releases of the extensive Beck oeuvre, with tracks like 'Hollow Log', 'He's A Mighty Good Leader' and 'Asshole', which was covered by Tom Petty on his 'She's The One' album. "I'd never worked with anyone so focused, or whose creativity flowed so freely," Johnson recently recalled. "Songs altered structure and lyrics take to take, a fascinating process to witness".
'How To Cut And Paste: Country & Western Edition' CD Release Date 25/05/2009
One of the UK's favourite DJ's returns with another twist on his highly successfully Cut and Paste series. Devilish deck doyen DJ Yoda returns to the fray with the latest in his acclaimed Cut n Paste adventures. Following on from the '80s Edition', which saw him giving that most colourful of decades a boot into the future, the latest instalment of this legendary series covers the gamut of countrified cuts. Distilling the most potent musical moonshine, Yoda blows the barn doors off with his deft trickery taking you on a wild hayride into the heart of both types of music; Country and Western and their stylistic dalliances with Hip-Hop. From John Denver's supercharged 'Oh Thank God I'm A Country Boy' slipping into Dolly Parton's '9 to 5', DJ Yoda mixes up beats, banjos and Johnny Cash in what is his most startling mix yet.
'Rum & Coke' CD Release Date 25/05/2009
Dub Pistols and a sublime line-up of collaborators release the band's finest work to date, 'Rum & Coke' – the soundtrack to the summer of '09. Globally renowned for their unforgettable live performances and 3 great albums, Dub Pistols blend sundrenched dub, disco, hip hop and pop with a carnival atmosphere. 'Rum & Coke' follows 2007's critically acclaimed 'Speakers & Tweeters', featuring fantastic collaborations with Ashley Slater [Freakpower], Lindy Layton [Beats International], Gregory Isaacs, Justin Robertson, Rodney P and TK Lawrence.
'Digital Hearts' Ltd 7" Release Date 25/05/2009
**Strictly Limited to 400 Copies so Out Requests ONLY** "Howling Bells remind us that music can still be magical" – The Fly. "Accomplished, stunning and Beautiful" – Artrocker. "Prepare to be bewitched" – Clash. "They're on the verge of Unequivocal magnificence" – The Guardian. "Confident, well executed rock n roll music made by people who have studied long and hard at the altar" – NME. It's been a great start to 2009 for the Howling Bells. First they released their sophomore album 'Radio Wars' to widespread critical acclaim before heading out to complete a sell out UK tour. Now, with barely time to catch their collective breath the quartet of Juanita Stein, Joel Stein, Brendan Picchio and Glenn Moule are ready to unleash their singular charms on us all over again with the release of their second single 'Digital Hearts'. Howling Bells are painting with vivid colours now. Take new single 'Digital Hearts', it's a brilliant, uncomplicated, uptempo song. It's the sound of a band on top of their game and their ambitions to write widescreen pop songs of substance being audibly realised. However, like all the Bells output and all great pop songs before it there's a twist that cunningly belies its underling euphoria. Listen closely, 'Digital Hearts' might not be as sweet as you first thought.
3 x MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP REISSUES: Release Date 25/05/2009
After leaving UFO in 1978, legendary guitarist Michael Schenker returned briefly for a second stint in The Scorpions before deciding to form his own group – settling on a name that left no confusion about the creative force in the group! To date The Michael Schenker Group has released 12 studio albums, amassing two UK Top-10s, and 6 Top-40s in the process. The second batch of albums have now also received the remastering treatment, they come crammed with previously unreleased bonus material and feature extensive liner notes written by Classic Rock journalist Dave Ling.
* Assault Attack - The Michael Schenker Group's third studio album for Chrysalis Records, and following hot on the heels of the incendiary Top 10 double live 'One Night At Budokan', was the only album to feature the vocal talents of former Rainbow singer Graham Bonnet. Sadly the line-up played only one show, a warm-up gig in Sheffield, before imploding on 27th August, a mere two day's before a headlining appearance on Sunday night at the Reading Rock Festival. Original MSG vocalist Gary Barden was drafted back into the group in time for the festival date, and dispatched his duties admirably, but plans to replace Bonnet's contribution to the album with the reinstated Barden were shelved in order for the album to meet its October release date. As well as the single 'Dancer', the album is now completed by the single's b-side 'Girl From Up Town'.
'Killing Is My Business' CD Release Date 18/05/2009
'Summer Love Songs' CD Release Date 18/05/2009
'The Singular Thomas Dolby' 2D Release Date 18/05/2009
'Adventure Man' CD Release Date 18/05/2009