GIRLS ALOUD 'Out Of Control Tour 2009 – Live From The O2 Arena' [Release Date 05/10/2009]
DVD: Girls Aloud are set to release their 'Out Of Control' Live DVD on October 5th, giving fans a chance to enjoy this spectacular tour in their own homes. The UK's greatest girl group filmed the show in May this year at The O2 arena in London. During the 32-date tour Girls Aloud played to approximately half a million people. The live extravaganza was dubbed their best live tour to date by the fans whilst the press raved about it. The Londonpaper said it was their best live tour to date whilst The Times gave the show 4 stars. As well as the full live show, the DVD includes several amazing bonus features, including a Girl-cam that allows the viewer to follow their favourite Girl Aloud as she performs a song on tour. Also included are full music videos for the hit singles 'The Promise', 'The Loving Kind' and 'Untouchable', as well as the tour screen visuals.
CARPENTERS 'Close To You: Remembering The Carpenters' [Release Date 05/10/2009]
DVD: This DVD is being re-released to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of their debut album on A&M Records in October 1969, as well as a brand new 'Greatest Hits' compilation and a deluxe box set.. Burt Bacharach, Herb Alpert, Les Paul and Petula Clark and others share their memories of the band and pay tribute to Richard's many musical talents and to Karen's unforgettable voice that captured the hearts of millions. This extraordinary and intimate documentary, narrated by Richard Carpenter, tells the incredible story of their highly-acclaimed success. From obscurity to superstardom, Richard and Karen's rise to the top is charted through all of their classic hits. Among the videos, studio and television footage, and live performances (including the hits: 'Close To You', 'We've Only Just Begun', 'Yesterday Once More', and 'Top Of The World'), is rare archive material that has never been seen before, including a long lost excerpt of their first ever television performance.
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MADELEINE PEYROUX 'Somethin' Grand' [Release Date 05/10/2009]
DVD: Madeleine's first ever Live Concert DVD, with included Documentary plus 5 exclusive never before seen Acoustic Performances. The concert, live in Los Angeles is filmed in a club setting in January 2009 and captures the distinctive jazz chanteuse and amazing band perform a mixture of her uniquely-styled covers alongside the very personal songs she has written for her recent album. The documentary, 'Somethin' Grand', is an intimate film portrait where we learn all about Madeleine's background and history.
CHRIS FARLOWE '14 Things To Think About' / 'The Art Of Chris Farlowe' [Release Date 05/10/2009] 2CD: * Possibly Britain's finest blue-eyed soul singer, Farlowe continues to tour right up to the present day * These albums, his first for the Immediate label, date from 1966 * Amongst the hits such as 'Out Of Time' they feature a mixture of originals, soul and Northern Soul covers
APRIL WINE 'Animal Grace' / 'Walking Through Fire' [Release Date 05/10/2009]
* Canadian rockers April Wine's last two 80's albums for Capital, both making the US Top 100 * Throughout the late 70's and 80's the band had been a popular live act with three US Top 40 single hits to their credit
DR HOOK 'Pleasure & Pain' / 'Sometimes You Win…' [Release Date 05/10/2009]
2-on-1 CD: 'Pleasure & Pain' features Dr Hook's huge worldwide hit, 'When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman' * Both albums made the US Top 100, and singles such as 'Sharing The Night Together' and 'Better Love Next Time' from these albums were Top 10 Hits. It was probably in the UK that Dr Hook enjoyed their greatest success
MARILLION 'Less Is More' [Release Date 05/10/2009]
CD: The new studio album from Marillion is once again the proof of the band's constant evolution. As the title suggests, Marillion have picked 15 of their own favourites (hits and hidden gems) and reduced to the minimum structure possible to reconstruct them with an intimate and minimalistic approach. 'Less Is More' is Marillion's 16th studio album and is built on fans favourite repertoire from albums like 'Brave', 'Seasons End' and 'Marbles', titles that already clarified the unbelievable talent of all band members defining their sound in a new way. Not a live album and not even an unplugged album. 'Less is More' is "Marillion reinterpreting Marillion". It's a full-band studio recording – no remixes. 11 stunning completely new performances. An avant-garde pop experiment. Marillion limited themselves to the intimate format using only acoustic instruments – reducing the arrangements to the bare essentials. Marillion will shine new light onto their songs when they present them live in an acoustic format on the upcoming tour. The band will be selecting songs, some of which they have never performed live, giving them new arrangements and a new edge.
WOODY GUTHRIE 'My Dusty Road' [Release Date 05/10/2009]
4CD: Released in co-ordination with the Woody Guthrie Archives, this 4-disc boxed set is the definitive edition of Woody Guthrie¹s mid-1940s recordings. The sound quality is superb, taken from newly discovered original metal masters. The set includes many of Woody's best-known songs, along with traditional material and collaborations with fellow guitarist Cisco Houston and harmonica player Sonny Terry. To complement and enhance enjoyment of the recordings, the discs are packaged in a replica of a vintage suitcase, complete with handle and latches. Inside the box are a full-color 68 page book that includes extensive notes and many rare or previously unpublished photos, as well as illustrations and illuminated lyric sheets by Guthrie himself. Also included are facsimiles of Woody's business card, a postcard sent from Florida to his wife, and a booking card from the 1940s.
6 'MERRY CHRISTMAS' RELEASES [Release Date 05/10/2009]
The Jackson 5: Christmastime is a time when families get together and sing a few old favourites to raise some seasonal cheer. That's exactly the spirit you'll hear on the Jackson family's holiday gathering, albeit with a few more eye-popping performances than in most home get-togethers. Michael, Jermaine, Tito, and their brothers show their trademark energy and enthusiasm aplenty on old-time favourites such as 'Up on the Housetop' and 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus'. Even when the tempo slows down on ballads like 'Christmas Won't Be the Same This Year' and 'Give Love on Christmas Day', the affection and tenderness shine through in the way they can only at a true family celebration.
Bing Crosby: A compilation of holiday ballads including the #1 Hit 'White Christmas' which charted in 1942 for 11 weeks and sold over 100 million copies around the world. Other tracks include 'It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,' 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,' and 'Silent Night,' as well as Crosby's duets with the Andrews Sisters 'Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town' and 'Here Comes Santa Claus.' A must have for your music collection this December holiday season whilst sitting in front of the fire and close to the Christmas tree.
Stevie Wonder: Recorded over four decades ago at the age of 17 years old, Stevie Wonder applies his distinctive vocal style to these yuletide classics. High notes include his joyous version of 'Little Drummer Boy' with its steadily building martial beat, as well as chestnuts like 'Silver Bells' and 'The Christmas Song', which Stevie delivers with total assurance as well as a palpable sense of fun. He even brings a measure of soul to more sentimental numbers like 'One Little Christmas Tree' and 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Me'. There is a reason why this album has survived four decades, so even if you've got lots of Christmas music at home, this release is an essential. Every home should have one.
Diana Ross & The Supremes: The Supremes, arguably the ultimate "girl band" helped propel Motown be "the sound of young America." The Supremes always were dominated by the diva Diana Ross – even at Christmas. This album includes producer-songwriter Henry Fuqua's 'Just A Lonely Christmas' and original songs by Jimmy Webb ['MacArthur Park'] and includes other nontraditional songs such as 'Born of Mary,' 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Me,' and 'Little Bright Star.' Together with its seasonal standards and R&B-pop arrangements, it's pure Christmas fun. Sparkle with the Supremes this Christmas.
The Four Tops: This festive collection combines 12 holiday tunes by the Four Tops with originals such as 'Christmas Here with You' and traditional material like 'Away In A Manger'. The album showcases the Tops' rich, smooth harmonies to fine advantage and Aretha Franklin's guest spots on three tracks adding her velvety vocals to this soulful compilation. This sophisticated R&B offering goes nicely with a shiny silver jacket and a glass of egg nog. So sit back relax and enjoy a suitably festive Four Tops Motown Christmas.
The Temptations: The Temptations Merry Christmas features the popular Motown group performing a number of Christmas favorites. Most of the gems featured include 'Silver Bells', 'The Christmas Song', 'White Christmas' and 'Silent Night'. There are some playful moments here as well, such as the album-opening 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer', making this a fun title to have in your collection. Motown fans will be thrilled to discover this soulful addition in their Xmas stocking.