Tuesday’s Forthcoming Releases [Part I]

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PAUL MCCARTNEY ‘Good Evening New York City’ [Release Date 23/11/2009]

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Multi-Disc CD/DVD special package features dazzling performances of Beatles, Wings and solo classics from Citi Field, formerly Shea Stadium, historic site of The Beatles' Landmark 1965 Concert.

"It was three great nights for the band and for me personally it was very exciting to be back opening a new stadium on the site of the old Shea Stadium where we had played 44 years previously. Even more exciting because this time round you could hear us!"

Paul McCartney's historic three-night musical christening of New York's Citi Field, witnessed by 120,000-plus attendees and universally hailed as a concert experience for the ages, will be immortalized November 23 with the release of 'Good Evening New York City'. This momentous musical experience will be available in two formats: a 3-disc (2 CD + 1 DVD) standard edition and a 4-disc (2 CD + 2 DVD) deluxe version featuring expanded packaging and a bonus DVD including McCartney's traffic-stopping, headline-making July 15 performance on the Ed Sullivan Theater marquee (including bonus numbers not aired on the Late Show with David Letterman broadcast).

As the inaugural musical event at Citi Field, the site of the former Shea Stadium, the July 2009 shows held special significance not only for McCartney but for generations of his fans. The shows were performed on the same hallowed ground that The Beatles, in 1965, played the 34-minute show that would set the precedent for the modern day stadium rock show, and where in 2008 McCartney joined Billy Joel for the final rock show before the original stadium's demolition. As documented on 'Good Evening New York City', 'I'm Down' from the 1965 set list was revived for the Citi Field shows.

Other highlights of 'Good Evening New York City' include faithful takes on Beatles classics 'Drive My Car', 'Got To Get You Into My Life', 'The Long And Winding Road', 'Blackbird', 'Eleanor Rigby', 'Back In The USSR', 'Paperback Writer', 'Let It Be', 'Hey Jude', 'Helter Skelter' and more, plus 'Something' rendered on ukulele gifted to Paul by George Harrison, and a tribute to John Lennon in the form of a medley of 'A Day In The Life' and 'Give Peace A Chance'. Wings era chestnuts include 'Band On The Run', 'My Love', 'Let Me Roll It' and the pyrotechnic tour de force of 'Live And Let Die', while timeless McCartney solo material ranges from 'Here Today' to the upbeat 'Flaming Pie' and 'Dance Tonight' to a pair of numbers from Electric Arguments, the 2008 album released under the alias of The Fireman.

The concert footage featured on 'Good Evening New York City' standard edition features concert footage directed by Paul Becher, who has overseen live visuals for McCartney for some 200 performances and counting. The 33-song 2 hour 40 minute performances were shot in High Definition using 15 cameras and digital footage incorporated from 75 Flipcams handed out to fans over the course of the three night stand. The audio mix, in both stereo and 5.1, was handled by longtime McCartney engineer Paul Hicks, whose credits include the recent Beatles remasters, The Beatles Anthology, Let It Be… Naked, and two Grammy awards for his mixing work on the Beatles' Love album.

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LA ROUX ‘Quicksand’ [Release Date 23/11/2009]

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It's been one hell of a year for the flame-haired Brixtonite, Elly Jackson and her musical partner Ben Langmaid, whose debut album was only kept off the #1 spot by the King of Pop back in June.

2009's achievements have been duly noted as La Roux is nominated for Best Newcomer at the Q Awards 2009, a Breakthrough award at the MTV Woodies and Best New Act & Best Push Artist at this years EMS Awards in Berlin.

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MIKA ‘Rain’ [Release Date 23/11/2009]

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Taken from Mika's acclaimed second album 'The Boy Who Knew Too Much', 'Rain' is an ecstatic, stadium-sized disco anthem that marries heartbreaking lyrics with a thumping beat and colossal chorus. Mika says, "It's got a big chorus that says 'I'm ready for more than this, whatever it is, I hate days like this'. It's a song about being trapped and the breakdown of a relationship. I love the contrast of painful lyrics set to a really big and uplifting tune."

'Rain' was written at Olympic Studios in London last year before being taken to LA to be recorded with the rest of the album. Acclaimed violinist Owen Pallet [Arcade Fire, Final Fantasy] added the droplets of strings that sequence through the track.

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LADY GAGA ‘Bad Romance’ [Release Date 23/11/2009]

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The first club-banging single, the RedOne-produced 'Bad Romance', will also be released on November 23rd on 7 inch picture disc and CD.

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CODEINE VANITY CLUB ‘Vanity Kills’ [Release Date 23/11/2009]

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Codeine Velvet Club is a band fronted by Lou Hickey and Jon Lawler, formed by the duo in 2009 while Jon Lawler's main band, The Fratellis, were taking a break before recording their 3rd album. The band features The Tears' keyboard player, Will Foster, who has also toured with The Fratellis as an additional musician.

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NIRVANA ‘Live At Reading’ [Release Date 18/01/2010]

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Ranked #1 in Kerrang Magazine's '100 Gigs That Shook The World' and voted as 'Nirvana's #1 Greatest Moment' by fans in an NME poll, Nirvana's historic August 30, 1992 headlining appearance at the UK's Reading Festival is one of the most bootlegged concerts in the annals of rock'n'roll.

While the show's centerpiece was a performance of nearly the entire Nevermind tracklist, also noteworthy were early performances of three as yet unrecorded songs which wouldn't be released until 2 years later on In Utero: 'All Apologies', 'Dumb' and in its first ever public performance, 'Tourette's'.

The career-spanning setlist also reached back to the band's 1989 Sub Pop debut album, 'Bleach', for 'Blew', 'About A Girl', 'School', 'Negative Creep' and first single 'Love Buzz', and even further back to the mid-'80s for 'Spank Thru'.

Other songs from the Reading set would appear in studio form on the Incesticide compilation later in the year: 'Aneurysm', 'Been A Son' and 'Sliver'. Additionally, the band played a pair of beloved covers by two bands that helped shape the formative Nirvana sound – 'The Money Will Roll Right In' by Fang and 'D-7' by The Wipers.

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RIHANNA ‘Rated R’ [Release Date 23/11/2009]

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The wait is ova – for one of the most hotly anticipated new albums in recent history, as multi-platinum, award-winning Def Jam recording artist Rihanna announces the completion of her fourth original studio album, 'Rated R', scheduled to arrive on Monday, November 23rd.

The single, 'Russian Roulette', was written and produced by fellow Def Jam artist Ne-Yo, whose long track record with Rihanna includes the hit 'Unfaithful', their duet 'Hate That I Love You' and 'Take A Bow'. In addition to Ne-Yo, other producers and writers on Rihanna's new album include the team of Chase & Status, Stargate, Justin Timberlake, The-Dream and Tricky Stewart and more.

'Rated R' is the long-awaited follow-up to 'Good Girl Gone Bad', which contained the non-stop string of hit singles that began with the MTV VMA and Grammy Award-winning global #1 hit 'Umbrella' (featuring Jay-Z), then 'Shut Up and Drive', 'Hate That I Love You' (featuring Ne-Yo), and 'Don't Stop the Music'. 'Good Girl Gone Bad' went 5x Platinum in the UK, earned cumulative sales of more than 36-times platinum in at least 20 territories around the world, and spun off the CD+DVD package 'Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded' – which continued the string of hits with 'Take A Bow' and 'Disturbia'.

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JANET JACKSON ‘The Best’ [Release Date 23/11/2009]

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Janet Jackson has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, and is one of the best-selling artists in contemporary music. For the first time ever, all of Janet's global #1 hits, plus the newly recorded single, 'Make Me' will be available on one album – 'The Best'. Made possible by a partnership between Universal Music and EMI Music, the two-disc set, to be released November 23rd, celebrates the career and artistry of one of the most successful and influential artists in music history.

Among the album's many highlights is new single 'Make Me', which was produced by Janet and Rodney Jerkins. Along with 'Make Me', 'The Best' spans more than 20 years of chart-toppers, every #1 track spun off from Janet's original albums, from her 1986 blockbuster breakthrough 'Control' to her most recent, 2008's 'Discipline'. 'Control' sold more than 14 million copies worldwide, with five #1 singles. The best-selling album of 1990, 'Rhythm Nation 1814' sold more than 14 million copies worldwide, making Janet the first and only artist in history to produce seven top 5 hits from one album. 'Janet' sold 20 million albums worldwide, with six hit singles and a nomination for an Academy Award® for Best Original Song, 'Again'. 'The Velvet Rope' has sold more than 10 million worldwide, with six hit singles. 'All For You' was Janet's fifth consecutive album to debut at #1, with more than seven million in worldwide sales. For Janet's seventh consecutive platinum album, 'Damita Jo', Janet took its title from her middle name.

Janet's eighth consecutive platinum album, '20 Y.O.', acknowledged her love affair with her fans. Janet encouraged her fans around the world to design the '20 Y.O.' cover artwork and she chose her favourites for the U.S edition. 'Discipline' was Janet's 6th number one album and 10th studio album. 'The Best' is the first greatest hits compilation from Janet in this century. Janet's last hits collection was released in 1995.

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LADY GAGA ‘The Fame Monster’ [Release Date 23/11/2009]

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Lady Gaga has announced that she will release 'The Fame Monster', a re-package of her 4 million-selling album 'The Fame'. The album will include the entire breakthrough album 'The Fame' – which is the biggest selling debut album in the UK this year – along with eight entirely new songs. 'The Fame Monster' deals with the seamier side of fame, as experienced by Gaga over the course of her last history-making year. The new version will be released on November 23rd, 2009.

Says Lady Gaga, "On my re-release 'The Fame Monster', I wrote about everything I didn't write on 'The Fame'. While travelling the world for two years, I've encountered several monsters, each represented by a different song on the new record: my 'Fear of Sex Monster', my 'Fear of Alcohol Monster', my 'Fear of Love Monster', my 'Fear of Death Monster', my 'Fear of Loneliness Monster', etc."

"I spent a lot of nights in Eastern Europe, and this album is a pop experimentation with industrial/Goth beats, 90's dance melodies, an obsession with the lyrical genius of 80's melancholic pop, and the runway. I wrote while watching muted fashion shows and I am compelled to say my music was scored for them. I also composed a ballad for the album, 'Speechless,' a song for my father, and it's my favourite work of all. I wrote every piece on the road – no songs about money, no songs about fame. I wrote it for my fans, so I wrote everything in between."

The Fame Monster is a two-disc set with artwork shot by renowned fashion designer and photographer Hedi Slimane. The re-release will see two iconic covers – one limited to an initial run of 10,000 copies.

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TAKE THAT ‘The Greatest: Take That Present The Circus Live Tour’ [Release Date 30/11/2009]

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Fans will get a chance to hear Take That live once more this year and relive the magic of the jaw-dropping, record-breaking The Circus Live tour, as well as a live Abbey Road Studios session as you've never heard the band before, on a limited edition double live CD set (the band’s first) entitled ‘The Greatest Day. Take That Present The Circus Live’, released on November 30rd,

CD1 features audio from their critically acclaimed Wembley Stadium show, the final stop of their biggest tour to date. Mixed by the legendary Bob Clearmountain, fans can relive all the biggest hits from Take That's incredible career including 'Patience', 'Never Forget', 'Rule The World', 'Relight My Fire', 'Greatest Day' and 'Back For Good'.

CD2 in this package features recordings taken from an exclusive intimate performance by the band hosted at Abbey Road Studios behind closed doors last month. This first-of-a-kind session by Take That was recorded in Studio One and sees them take us through the biggest songs from their last two albums including 'Greatest Day', 'Said It All', 'Rule The World', 'Shine' and 'Patience'.

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TAKE THAT ‘The Circus Live’ [Release Date 23/11/2009]

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The Circus Live tour this summer catapulted Take That into the record books when it became the fastest selling tour in UK history. 1.2 million people went to see Jason, Mark, Howard and Gary play 20 stadium dates including an incredible four Wembley shows. A benchmark for a band who have put their stamp on pop history for the second time to become undeniable legends in UK music.

Fans will get a chance to see Take That live once more this year and relive the magic of the jaw-dropping, record-breaking The Circus Live tour, as well as a never seen before Abbey Road Studio session. A double live DVD set entitled 'Take That Present: The Circus Live', released on November 23rd, featuring the biggest show they've ever done as well as an exclusive, intimate session of the best songs from their last two albums.

DVD disc one of 'The Circus Live' captures Take That's critically acclaimed Wembley Stadium show in its awesome entirety. The circus performers, the hot air balloon, the inflatable ring master and of course the unforgettable elephant! See the band send the crowd into a frenzy as they deliver the biggest hits from their incredible career. It was directed by Matt Askem who also shot their last music DVD – Beautiful World Live which is still currently the fastest selling UK music DVD ever – disc one shows Take That at their most epic.

The second DVD in this package features an intimate performance by the band hosted at Abbey Road Studios behind closed doors last month. This first-of-a-kind session by Take That was filmed in Studio One and sees them take us through the biggest songs from their last two albums including Greatest Day, Said It All, Rule The World, Shine and Patience. The whole set was documented by acclaimed videographers Fred & Nick who also shot the iTunes Take The Circus Live Season Pass.

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BON JOVI Live At Madison Square Gardens [Release Date 23/11/2009]

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SCOOTER ‘Under The Radar Over The Top’ [Release Date 23/11/2009]

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Germany's biggest musical exports are back. After their massive platinum selling number 1 last year, 'Under The Radar Over The Top' is proving to be their biggest album to date currently standing at number 2 in the German charts. This years package has the brand new album with the huge Clubland hit 'J'adore Hardcore' plus a 40 video DVD with Scooters biggest videos on there going right back to the very beginning.

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SLADE ‘Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade Party Hits’ [Release Date 23/11/2009]

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With their unique blend of pop perfect rock n roll, outrageous flamboyance and sense of fun, Slade are one of the best loved British bands of all time. Since forming in 1966, Noddy Holder, Dave Hill, Jimmy Lea and Don Powell notched up 23 Top 20 singles (including 6 No 1's) and 6 hit albums. In the early seventies Slade were, without doubt, the biggest band in the UK charts – the band scored an incredible eleven top 5 singles between 1971 and 1974 alone.

Originally the In-Be-Tweens and then Ambrosia Slade, the band hooked up with Animals player come manager Chas Chandler (who had discovered Jimi Hendrix) and changed their name to Slade. They became one of the most popular exponents of the burgeoning glam scene of the early 1970's (alongside David Bowie and T-Rex). Chart success was aligned with a reputation as consummate live performers and Slade's reputation as the ultimate party band was born.

'Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade Party Hits' brings together some of the band's best loved hits, including 'Merry Christmas Everybody', 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now', 'C'mon Feel The Noize' and 'Skweeze Me Pleeze Me' for the perfect Christmas Compilation.

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CAMILLA KERSLAKE ‘Camilla Kerslake’ [Release Date 23/11/2009]

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21-year-old rising star Camilla Kerslake realises her lifelong dream with her eponymously titled debut album, released November 16th on Mercury Records.

Recently signed to Gary Barlow's new Future Records label, Camilla's exciting future holds no limits. The breathtaking 12-track album produced by Mike Hedges (The Priests and Dido) and recorded in Ireland features her own impeccable versions of classic songs including 'How Can I Keep From Singing', which will be used for Waitrose's upcoming Christmas TV ads, 'Pie Jesu' and 'I Can’t Help Falling In Love' to name a few. A stunning take of 'Rule The World' in Italian already has a studio video posted on YouTube and has received a staggering 80,000 views.

Earlier this year Camilla 'camped' outside a London studio determined to give Gary the demo tape she had saved up to record. Her persistence paid off and he eventually listened. "I was instantly captivated by it", Gary admits. "Her voice is a unique and powerful instrument."

Camilla, while hugely grateful for the good fortune that has befallen her, is also secure in her musical gift and in her sense of self. "Gary's one of the biggest talents in the whole of the British music industry and an amazing mentor. How lucky am I? Any advice he gives me is going to be incredible."

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ALED JONES ‘The Ultimate Collection’ [Release Date 23/11/2009]

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A stunning collection of favourite hymns, carols and anthems, from the wonderful Aled Jones. For the first time ever on one album, 'The Ultimate Collection' features 16 of his greatest hits including the nation's favourite hymn 'How Great Thou Art', 'Dear Lord and Father of Mankind' (featuring him dueting as himself as a young boy) and 'You Raise Me Up'. The perfect collection for all Aled Jones fan; and the ideal gift for Christmas.

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THE JACKSON 5 ‘I Want You Back: Unreleased Masters’ [Release Date 23/11/2009]

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There had never been an act like the Jackson 5 before and there will never be another one like it again. Now, on the 40th anniversary of the group's landmark Motown debut comes an album full of unreleased tracks including should have been hits as well unique alternate versions of well-known classics, written and produced by the J5's regular producers. Such as 'That's How Love Is' and 'Love Comes In Different Flavors' produced by The Corporation (the team responsible for 'I Want You Back' and 'ABC' and more); 'Lucky Day' from Hal Davis (who helmed the hits 'I'll Be There', 'Never Can Say Goodbye', and 'Dancing Machine'); Willie Hutch (co-writer of 'I'll Be There') produced the exciting 'Love Call' and Johnny Bristol (who had worked with Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell and the Supremes) created 'I'll Try You'll Try (Maybe We'll All Get By)'. The album also features Stevie Wonder's "Buttercup", a highly anticipated collaboration announced in 1974 that was never released.

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