BRIAN AUGER & THE TRINITY 'Befour / Oblivion Express' [Release Date 29/06/09]
* Brian Auger has set musical standards as jazz pianist, band leader, studio musician and Hammond-B3-innovator. * Brian Auger played with Rod Stewart, The Yardbirds, Jefferson Airplane, Herbie Hancock and Julie Driscoll. * One of more than 20 re-releases of Brian Auger's catalogue repertoire. * Original albums fully re-mastered digipak including informative liner notes
DIZZY GILLESPIE ALL-STAR BIG BAND 'I'm Beboppin' Too' [Release Date 29/06/09]
A spirited Big Band extolling the spirit and energy of jazz great Dizzy Gillespie. Long-standing associates James Moody, Jimmy Heath and John Lee mix it up with next-generation all-stars Roy Hargrove, Cyrus Chestnut and Roberta Gambarini, all under the musical direction of arranger Slide Hampton. Featured tracks include 'Round Midnight', Manteca', and 'I Can't Get Started'.
AMANDA PALMER 'A Collection Of Music Videos' [Release Date 29/06/09]
Front woman for the critically acclaimed Dresden Dolls, Amanda Palmer has filmed a video for every single song from her solo debut, 'Who Killed Amanda Palmer'. 'A Collection of Videos' also features commentary from Amanda herself and director Michael Pope on the creation of the videos and the meaning behind the songs, as well as Amanda's tour diary from her first US solo tour. From the sweeping orchestral opener 'Astronaut' to the wild choruses of 'Leeds United' to the sinister pop of 'Melissa Mahoney', each song peels back multi-faceted layers of Amanda Palmer, revealing an unbelievably talented woman at the core. Never before has an album been visually complemented quite so well. The quality of the DVD is extended out into the stunning digipack that houses the collection. The DVD is the perfect accompaniment to the album, and offers fans an insight into Amanda's world.
BLACK CROWES 'Warpaint – Live' [Release Date 29/06/09]
The Black Crowes are one of the all-time great live rock bands. Their shows are legendary and regularly sell out in record time wherever in the world they play. This new live DVD was recorded last year on the tour in support of their critically acclaimed new studio album 'Warpaint'. It features the whole of the 'Warpaint' album in extended live versions plus a mixture of previously unreleased cover versions and some of their own classics.
TED NUGENT 'Motor City Mayhem' [Release Date 29/06/09]
On July 4th 2008, Ted Nugent celebrated Independence Day as only he could with a concert in his home city of Detroit that marked the 6000th live performance of his remarkable career. From the opening that sees the Nuge perform the US National Anthem in front of a military line-up and joined by a girl leaping out of a cake clad in a stars and stripes bikini, the party never stops with Nugent classics and cherished cover versions delighting a huge and enthusiastic crowd. Ted Nugent is unique, a truly larger than life character and a wonderful guitarist. What better way to enjoy Independence Day! Features guest appearances from Derek St Holmes, John 'Bee' Bandanjek from the Detroit Wheels and Ted's original guitar teacher Joe Podorsek. Over two hours of high octane rock 'n' roll. Features classic tracks including: 'Cat Scratch Fever', 'Wang Tang Sweet Poontang', 'Motor City Madhouse', 'Wango Tango', 'Great White Buffalo' and many more.
JOHN MAYALL & FRIENDS 'The 70th Birthday Concert' [Release Date 29/06/09]
Liverpool's King's Dock on July 19 2003 was the venue for a long awaited and much anticipated reunion between Eric Clapton and John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. The occasion was both a celebration of John Mayall's 70th year and a fundraiser for Unicef. Also invited to the party were former Bluesbreaker and Rolling Stone Mick Taylor and veteran trombonist Chris Barber. If you're a lover of the blues it doesn't get much better than this. The show ran for around two and a half hours and the film is now presented here in its entirety for the first time. Eric Clapton appears on eight of the nineteen tracks, with Mick Taylor guesting on a further six. A hugely successful title from Eagle's catalogue now looking and sounding better than ever on Blu-ray and with never before seen footage from the concert.
GREEN DAY 'Bullet In A Bible' [Release Date 29/06/09]
Green Day's first ever Blu-ray release documents their biggest ever shows, playing to over 130,000 people at the Milton Keynes National Bowl on the 18th and 19th June 2005. These spectacular arena performances combine political activism, rock opera and pantomime hilarity to demonstrate why Green Day are renowned as one of the biggest and best live acts performing today. The state of the art Blu-ray release is designed to capture in high definition the experience of seeing Green Day on this landmark tour, and to bring the audience closer than ever before to the action. Touring their 9 million selling and critically acclaimed 'American Idiot' album, Green Day combine seven songs from this record, including 'Holiday', 'Wake Me Up When September Ends' and 'American Idiot' with classic tracks from their extensive catalogue, including 'Basket Case' and 'Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)'. Directed by Sam Bayer ('Wake Up Me When September Ends', Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'), the Blu Ray runs close to two hours long and features a full live set from Milton Keynes. Bonus features include behind the scenes footage and extensive interviews with all the band members. Bonus Material: Behind the scenes & exclusive footage of Green Day backstage and preparation for the shows. Interviews with with Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool and Mike Dirnt.
LINKIN PARK 'Road To Revolution – Live At Milton Keynes' [Release Date 29/06/09]
Linkin Park's first Blu-Ray features the UK debut of their 'Projekt Revolution' festival at the Milton Keynes Bowl in a show recorded on June 29th 2008. These shows also marked the first time that Jay-Z appeared live with the band outside of the USA, and demonstrate the raw power and energy that have made Linkin Park one of the biggest rock acts performing today. The state of the art Blu-ray release is designed to capture in high definition the experience of seeing Linkin Park at this landmark event, and to bring the audience closer than ever before to the action. Playing a set encompassing all three of their studio albums, Linkin Park entertain the crowd by combining classic tracks from their back catalogue such as 'In The End', 'One Step Closer' and 'Numb', with collaborations with Jay Z and Mike Shinoda's side project, Fort Minor. Running at almost an hour and a half, the Blu-ray concert features 18 tracks live from Milton Keynes, and includes three hidden tracks after the closing credits. The package also contains a booklet that includes exclusive, never before seen live photos.
MICHAEL BUBLE 'Caught In The Act' [Release Date 29/06/09]
'Caught In The Act' is a live concert, recorded in 2005 by Canadian artist Michael Bublé. It has sold to Platinum in the United States, and Gold in Australia. It also sold to 8× Platinum for video longform in Canada. 'Caught in the Act' received a Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. Now coming to Blu-ray for the first time, this landmark show is one of the standout performances from the mercurial Bublé, showcasing his enduring popularity and talent. The state of the art Blu-ray release is designed to capture in high definition the experience of seeing Michael Bublé on this landmark tour, and to bring the audience closer than ever before to the action. This show sees Michael reinterpreting classic tracks such as 'Feeling Good', 'Come Fly With Me' and 'Save The Last Dance For Me'. Directed by David Horn, this live film runs close to two hours and features a full live set from Michael Bublé including a guest duet with Laura Pausini, and bonus material, with the music video for 'Song for You', and exclusive backstage footage.
JOSH GROBAN 'Awake Live' [Release Date 22/06/09]
Josh Groban's first ever Blu-ray release, 'Awake Live', captures the Grammy Award-winning singer's performance at Salt Lake City Arena before a sold-out crowd of 15,000 fans on August 28th, 2007. On May 15, 2008 over 30 American cinemas participated in a screening of 'Awake Live' in HD. This was the first time the internationally renowned vocalist showcased a live performance on the silver screen, and this incredible experience is soon to be available to take home. The state of the art Blu-ray release is designed to capture in high definition the experience of seeing Josh Groban on this landmark occasion, and to bring the audience closer than ever before to the action. Whilst the show pays homage to Groban's back catalogue with classic tracks such as 'Canto Alla Vita' and 'You Raise Me Up', the majority of the set is composed of songs off the 'Alive' album, including the singles 'You Are Loved (Don't Give Up)', 'February Song', and 'Lullaby'. Running at close to two hours, and featuring great bonus material, 'Awake Live' is one of the most exhilarating live vocal performances of recent years, and a must have for any Josh Groban fan. Bonus Material: * Making of Awake Live – An exclusive behind the scenes documentary delving into the production of the show, featuring interviews and snippets. * Behind the Big Orange Curtain – An exclusive backstage pass to Josh Groban before he takes to the stage
THE DUCKWORTH LEWIS METHOD 'The Duckworth Lewis Method' [Release Date 06/07/09]
* The Duckworth Lewis Method are Neil Hannon [The Divine Comedy] and Thomas Walsh [Pugwash]. * Their shared love of cricket led them to write and record the eponymously titled 'The Duckworth Lewis Method', a gloriously summery collection of songs inspired by the gentlemen's game. * 'The Age Of Revolution' is a fabulous slice of horn driven pop, and is the lead track from the album, which will be released in time for the Ashes. * Stand out tracks include the lead single 'The Age of Revolution', 'Jiggery Pokery' (the tale of the Gatting Ball, featuring backing vocals from Phill Jupitus, Alexander Armstrong and Matt Berry) and the anthemic 'Meeting Mr Miandad'.
FRANZ FERDINAND 'Can't Stop Feeling' [Release Date 06/07/09]
Following the release of Franz Ferdinand's biggest single 'No You Girls', 'Can't Stop Feeling' is the latest brainworm from the killer Franz Ferdinand album 'Tonight'. 'Can't Stop Feeling' is released on 7" and is backed with the band's acclaimed version of LCD Soundsystem's 'All My Friends', newly mixed for this release.
PEACHES 'Lose You' [Release Date 06/07/09]
Peaches releases 'Lose You' as the next single from her critically-acclaimed album 'I Feel Cream'. The track, produced by Simian Mobile Disco, finds Peaches at her most pop-esque to date; over thumping synths and twinkling electronics, Peaches delivers her most heartfelt and delicate vocal performance ever. The single comes backed with exclusive remixes by Brodinski & Yusek and Matt Walsh & Alex Jones.