TURIN BRAKES 'Bottled At Source – The Best Of The Source Years' [Release Date 07/09/2009]
2CD: To celebrate their 10th anniversary, on 7th September Turin Brakes will release a Best Of, rounding off their career-to-date. Formed in 1999 by Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian, Turin Brakes' first release was The Door EP, which was followed by their highly acclaimed debut album, 2001's 'The Optimist' LP, released through Source Records. In 2003 they released the album 'Ether Song', which spawned the massive radio track and Top 5 single, 'Painkiller'. Two more studio albums followed; 2005's 'JackInABox', which included 'Fishing For A Dream', and 2007's Ethan John's-produced album, 'Dark On Fire', both of which were praised by critics and fans alike. Disc one of the Best Of will feature 13 harmoniously gorgeous singles, non-album releases, and a number of album tracks. As a tribute to their loyal and passionate fans, the band offered the chance for them to help select the songs that would contribute towards the make up of the second disc. All they had to do was visit the bands website – www.turinbrakes.com
KAJAGOOGOO 'Too Shy: The Best Of' [Release Date 07/09/2009]
CD/DVD: Kajagoogoo have announced a UK 'comeback' tour for September / October. To coincide with this tour comes the release of 'Too Shy: The Best Of', a collection of all their greatest hits (including Limahl solo hits) and two brand new tracks. The bonus DVD includes 9 music videos + a TOTP performance of 'Too Shy'. The release also includes liner notes featuring track-by-track commentary from the band.
JETHRO TULL 'Madison Square Gardens' [Release Date 21/09/2009]
DVD/CD: Jethro Tull was a unique phenomenon in popular music history. Their mix of hard rock; folk melodies; blues licks; surreal, impossibly dense lyrics; and overall profundity defied easy analysis, but that didn't dissuade fans from giving them 11 gold and five platinum albums. Co-founded and led by wildman-flautist-guitarist-singer-songwriter Ian Anderson, the group carved a place all its own in popular music. Monday 14th October 1978 marked a very special event in music history. Performing live from Madison Square Garden, Jethro Tull became the first rock group to appear live from America on British TV. The performance was part of a US tour to support the release of the group's first full-length concert album, double LP Live – 'Bursting Out'. September 2009 will see the release of 'Live At Madison Square Garden 1978' on DVD including CD. Featuring audio and video of many of their most popular tracks, such as 'Aqualung', 'Song From The Wood', 'Thick as a Brick', 'Heavy Horses' and more. The DVD will be in Dolby 5.1 surround.
ALICE IN CHAINS 'Black Gives Way To Blue' [Release Date 28/09/2009]
CD: Alice In Chains' first new studio album in more than 10 years will be released in the UK through Parlophone on September 28th. The band and producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters) began recording last October at Studio 606 in Northridge, CA and recently finished mixing at Henson Studios in Hollywood. 'Black Gives Way To Blue' reaffirms their undeniable place in rock history. A remarkable new album, it makes clear how timeless, potent and visionary Alice In Chains are. Guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell, drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez reunited in 2005 at a benefit for victims of the tsunami in Indonesia. They began touring with new guitarist / vocalist William DuVall the following year. "It's been a meaningful journey and a hell of a story," says Cantrell. "We're very excited to have a home at EMI and are looking forward to writing new chapters in the book of Alice." "We're in a good place," adds Kinney. "We've made a record that we're really proud of, we've got a team in place that's passionate about the music and we're excited for the fans to hear the new songs." Track 'Black Gives Way To Blue' features a special guest performance by Elton John. A heart-stirring tribute to Alice In Chains' late lead singer Layne Staley. "I've long been an admirer of Jerry Cantrell and when he asked me to play on 'Black Gives Way To Blue,' I was very flattered and couldn't resist," says John. "It was a great recording session with Alice In Chains for a beautiful song."
TINA TURNER 'Tina Live' [Release Date 28/09/2009]
CD/DVD: "A perfect arena show that delivers both spectacle and triumph. This show offers nothing but her hits, and is all the better for it. Tina has energy and a raw power and a presence that has always moved audiences." – Sunday Times Culture "Tina still has the professionalism, enthusiasm and looks for the task, this show was a culmination of every scrap of stagecraft accumulated in a musical lifetime, still every bit the glamorous but down-to-earth soul mama. The show was a visual banquet full of infectious energy" – Financial Times "Bursting at the seams with booty-shaking, the climatic finale saw Tina emerge on a contraption lifting her into the bosom of the roaring crowd. Lady T, We salute you!" – Daily Star "Tina proved beyond doubt that she is still simply the best, showing off a great set of pins as she writhed with dancers." – Daily Mirror "Tina stood like a ship's captain on the prow of a long gantry that swung into the audience as she cheer-led them through Nutbush City Limits" – Daily Express "Costume changes galore, hot dance routines and blistering musicianship.. the tour visits the UK next March and April. Spring chickens Madonna and Kylie take note. This is how to do it." – The Sun 2008 saw the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, Tina Turner return to the live circuit and announce the 'Tina Turner's 50th Anniversary Concert Tour' much to the delight of her fans. The tour kicked off in Kansas in October 2008 and continued for six months visiting over ten countries in two continents. Tina performed an astounding ninety shows, repeatedly selling out, with nightly standing ovations. Millions of fans and critics alike were blown away by Tina's age defying high-octane performances showing that the star has no sign of slowing down at nearly 70 years young. The megastar delivered an energetic, powerful, uncompromised two hour set performing classic hits with incredible musicians, vocalists, dancers and ninjas, supported by stunning production, innovative choreography, spectacular lighting, pyrotechnics and much more. As Tina finished the final show in Sheffield in May 2009 she said, "I have been overwhelmed, astounded and taken to new heights by the reaction of the thousands of fans who came to see me every night. This has been a tour to remember, to hold dear in my heart and what way to celebrate my 50 years in the business…to sum up…it's been super!" To commemorate this record breaking world tour, Parlophone will release the 'Tina Live' CD & DVD on 28th September. The DVD was filmed at GelreDome, Arnhem in Holland in March 2009 where Tina played to an enormous crowd of 70,000 people. Directed by David Mallet for Serpent Productions, this breathtaking footage is filmed in HD and mixed in 5.1 surround sound. At over two hours long it features all of her much loved songs including, 'The Best', 'Private Dancer' and the powerful 'We Don't Need Another Hero'. A 'Tina Live' CD serves as an accompaniment to this visual spectacular.