SPEARHEAD Power To The Peaceful Festival [Release Date 16/11/2009]
The 'Power To The Peaceful' Festival has become a yearly tradition and inspiring event for Michael Franti & Spearhead and their cast of tens of thousands, who meet up for music, peace and good times at the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA. This new deluxe movie CD & DVD release truly captures the excitement of the annual 'Power To The Peaceful' Festival.
This incredible event brought out 50,000+ in 2005 to groove to and hear the sounds of Michael Franti &
Spearhead and their friends Saul Williams, Anti-Flag and Zap Mama. The ongoing festival, which originated in the late 90s, continues to prove that Michael Franti has never been more relevant and
"Right now, people ask me, what can one person do to change what's going on with the world? My role is as a storyteller and a songwriter. I'm somebody who is trying to keep the spirits of other people up, despite all the chaos and fear around us."
You too can now experience what the multitudes of fans have felt, with this amazing soundtrack CD and deluxe full length movie from this incredible event. Featuring some of Michael Franti & Spearhead's most loved songs like 'Everyone Deserves Music', 'Yell Fire' and 'Is Love Enough'. This important new release is an event not to be missed… POWER TO THE PEACEFUL!
STEVE CONTE & THE CRAZY TRUTH Steve Conte & The Crazy Truth [Release Date 16/11/2009]
Steve Conte is lead guitarist/songwriter/backing singer in the New York Dolls. He is also the lead
singer/songwriter/guitarist of the bands Crown Jewels and The Contes, both along with his brother John Conte. Sonically, The Crazy Truth lies somewhere between garage rock and punky blues with hints of Latin-soul played in a dark, smoky lounge. Stooges & Stones meet Morphine & Waits. Classic roots with
modern twists. It���s the kind of rock & roll that swings. Steve Conte brings the power, soul and raunch; a guitar hero on the edge of falling apart ��� with the voice of a derelict angel. Drummer Phil Stewart is equal parts Max Roach and Keith Moon while bassist Leeko was weaned on The Clash and old school reggae.
Special guests include David Johansen (New York Dolls) on harmonica, Catherine Russell (David Bowie) &
Nicki Richards (Madonna) on backing vocals and Danny Ray (Sylvain Sylvain/Johnny Thunders), Kiku Collins (Beyonce) Tom Timko (Stevie Wonder) on horns. The album was mixed by the legendary Niko Bolas (Neil Young, Keith Richards) and mastered by Richard Dodd (Tom Petty/Green Day).
ALESHA DIXON To Love Again [Release Date 16/11/2009]
'To Love Again' – the sensational new single from Alesha Dixon – combines two great powerhouses of British Pop: debutante solo artist Alesha Dixon and Gary Barlow. 'To Love Again' leads an enhanced edition of Alesha's album 'The Alesha Show ��� Encore', released on November 23rd. The album comes boosted with an additional three songs – Alesha says of the expanded album: "Having written several more songs since we released 'The Alesha Show', I felt my fans would want the chance to hear the new
material.. so I've added three new songs to the album. I'm really happy with them and wanted to make 'The Encore' edition a great Christmas gift! I really hope people will be delighted with the result!"
LITTLE BOOTS Earthquake [Release Date 16/11/2009]
Following the release of her hit single 'Remedy' which has been a mainstay in the top 10, Little Boots (aka 25 year old Blackpool native Victoria Hesketh) is set to release her follow up 'Earthquake' on November 16th.
Taken from her top 5 debut album 'Hands', 'Earthquake' is pure trance-pop and is a heartbreaking song of vulnerability perfectly demonstrated in the chorus: "Every time you hurt me, I know that it's working ��� making you mine. Every clap of thunder only makes me stronger on the inside."
Produced by Greg Kurstin [Lily Allen, Ladyhawke], Victoria commented on the track, "I'm really pleased
'Earthquake' is the next single, it's really fun to play live and gets a great reception and I think its quite representative of the album as a whole." The single release will feature remixes from Ali Wilson, Gold Panda, Sasha, Stonesmasons and Treasure Fingers.
EARTH WIND & FIRE Live At Montreux 1997 [Release Date 16/11/2009]
Earth, Wind & Fire were formed at the end of the sixties but really hit their stride in the mid-seventies when founder Maurice White was joined by his brother Verdine on bass and lead vocalist Philip Bailey. The new line up went on to score a string of hit singles and albums in the US, the UK and many other countries around the world over the next decade and to pick up six Grammy Awards in the process. As part of the European tour to support the release of their 'In The Name Of Love' album, the band played at Montreux and went down so well they were immediately booked to return the following year. This DVD features the whole of the July 1997 concert, which features a couple of tracks from their In The Name Of Love album surrounded by their classic hits.
CARLOS SANTANA Presents Blues At Montreux� [Release Date 16/11/2009]
July 12, 2004 was a very special night at the Montreux Festival for any blues fan. With Carlos Santana as musical director (and special guest guitarist), three musical legends took to the stage, each one delivering a full concert set packed with some of the finest blues guitar playing you���ll ever hear. Bobby Parker, Clarence ���Gatemouth��� Brown and Buddy Guy are all headline acts in their own right so it was a real coup to get them on one line-up. Throw in the guest appearances by Carlos Santana and Chic maestro Nile Rodgers and blues heaven is complete!
BILLY IDOL In Super Overdrive Live [Release Date 16/11/2009]
'In Super Overdrive Live' was filmed at the Congress Theater, Chicago for the US TV series Soundstage and originally broadcast in America in July 2009. The show sees Billy Idol, with trademark sneer and peroxide hair very much to the fore, reunited with guitarist Steve Stevens, who played on (& sometimes co-wrote) all his eighties hits. The tracklist runs from early Generation X favourites, through his classic solo singles and up to tracks from his most recent album The Devil's Playground. Idol is a fantastic live performer who oozes onstage charisma and the audience rocks along to every minute of this