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Saturday, September 30, 2006

Metallica - Fan Can 5 [2006]


Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Tony Bennett - Duets : An American Classic (2006)

"Perfecting the art of excellence for over six decades, with 105 albums selling over 50 million copies, Tony Bennett has come to represent the essence of elegance, tradition and artistic accomplishments. Tony celebrates his 80th birthday recording DUETS of his greatest hits with today’s greatest artists: Bono, Michael Bublé, Elvis Costello, Celine Dion, Dixie Chicks, Billy Joel, Elton John, Juanes, Diana Krall, k.d. lang, John Legend, Paul McCartney, Tim McGraw, George Michael, Sting, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor and Stevie Wonder. "

1. LULLABY OF BROADWAY – duet with Dixie Chicks
2. SMILE – duet with Barbra Streisand
3. PUT ON A HAPPY FACE – duet with James Taylor
4. THE GOOD LIFE – duet with Billy Joel
5. THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE – duet with Juanes
6. RAGS TO RICHES – duet with Elton John
7. THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU – duet with Paul McCartney
8. COLD, COLD HEART – duet with Tim McGraw
9. IF I RULED THE WORLD –duet with Celine Dion
10. THE BEST IS YET TO COME – duet with Diana Krall
11. FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE – duet with Stevie Wonder
12. ARE YOU HAVIN’ ANY FUN? – duet with Elvis Costello
13. BECAUSE OF YOU – duet with k.d. lang
14. JUST IN TIME – duet with Michael Bublé
16. I WANNA BE AROUND - duet with Bono
17. SING, YOU SINNERS – duet with John Legend
19. HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING? – duet with George Michael

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Pearl Jam - Bologna, 09-14-2006 (Official Bootleg)

01 Small Town
02 Do The Evolution
03 Animal
04 Severed Hand
05 Given To Fly
06 World Wide Suicide.
07 Save You
08 Even Flow
09 I Am Mine
10 Marker In The Sand
11 Green Disease
12 Daughter
13 Alone
14 Whipping
15 Present Tense
16 Comatose
17 Porch
18 Black
19 Better Man
20 Life Wasted
21 Alive
22 Bushleaguer
23 Why Go
24 Baba O'Riley
25 Indifference

Jane's Addiction - Up from the Catacombs: Best of [2006]

Released in 2006, UP FROM THE CATACOMBS has the distinction of being the first comprehensive overview of the seminal alternative-rock act Jane's Addiction. Fronted by the ever-transgressive vocalist Perry Farrell, the L.A.-based group created a strangely compelling mix of punk, funk, and goth, all channeled through some serious Led Zep worship. This collection hits many of the ensemble's high points, ranging from the frenetic "Stop" and the stomping "Mountain Song" to the moody, dynamic opus "Three Days" and the definitive live version of the folk-tinged "Jane Says," all of which showcase guitarist Dave Navarro's remarkably versatile skills. Though some fans may take issue with early-era exclusions and latter-day inclusions, the compilation is a solid sampler of the Jane's catalog, making for an ideal introduction to the wildly innovative band.

01. Stop! 04:15
02. Ocean Size 04:21
03. Whores 04:08
04. Ted, Just Admit It... 07:25
05. Ain't No Right 02:46
06. Had A Dad 03:48
07. Superhero 03:59
08. Been Caught Stealing 03:35
09. Just Because 03:53
10. Three Days 10:50
11. I Would For You 03:55
12. Classic Girl 05:10
13. Summertime Rolls 06:21
14. Mountain Song 04:05
15. Pigs In Zen 04:33
16. Jane Says (Live) 06:18

The Panic Channel - One [2006]

The post-grunge side project that is the Panic Channel features a noteworthy lineup in guitarist Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers) and drummer Stephen Perkins (Jane's Addiction, Banyan, Porno for Pyros), along with bassist Chris Chaney (Taylor Hawkins, Alanis Morissette, Jane's Addiction, sub.bionic) and vocalist/guitarist Steve Isaacs (Skycycle). Navarro and Isaacs had initially met at an MTV Video Music Awards Show around when Isaacs was beginning a stint as an MTV VJ, but it wasn't until years later that a mutual friend caught one of Isaacs' solo gigs and got the two back in touch. Preliminary jam sessions soon turned into a full-fledged band with the addition of Chaney and Perkins into the mix. The Panic Channel's debut album, (One), was issued in August 2006 on Capitol Records, as lead single "Why Cry" made its way up the modern rock charts.

1. Teahouse Of The Spirits
2. Left To Lose
3. Bloody Mary
4. Why Cry
5. Awake
6. She Won't Last
7. Said You'd Be
8. Outsider
9. Blue Bruises
10. Night One (From Planchette)
11. Listen
12. Lie Next To Me
13. Untitled

Lennon - Damaged Goods [2006 ]

Lennon Murphy is a headbanging hottie who received a rash of publicity before releasing her debut, 5:30 Saturday Morning (named such because of when she finished writing the tunes). She has opened for stalwarts like Monster Magnet, the Cult, and Alice Cooper in an effort to bring her confessional tirades to the mostly male metal masses. Primarily a vocalist, the young Lennon also plays guitar and keyboards. Lennon started writing songs at age seven. Her mom played Frank Sinatra, Barry Manilow, and Aerosmith around the house. At 15, she played her first gig at a dive in her hometown of Hendersonville, TN, and stayed on-stage for three hours. With the exception of Ani DiFranco, her current tastes run toward the strident macho heaviness of Korn and Nine Inch Nails, as evidenced on her first offering. She scrapped the big-name production version of her inaugural slab, opting for her manager and guitarist to perform board duties as they had on her demo. Lennon's songs are straightforward and personal: "Couldn't Breathe" details small-town claustrophobia, "Trying to Make Me" roasts the marketing executives who imposed image makeovers on her, and "Thank You" laments the passing of her mother, who pushed her to perform. Regarding Lennon's legendary Christian name, apparently she hates the Beatles, although she likes George Harrison. She went on to release Career Suicide in 2003 and Damaged Goods in 2006.

Released in 2003, Career Suicide saw Lennon trade in her Marshall stacks for a piano and a string section, marking her first foray into singer/songwriter land. It was an uneven but promising move, exposing both her strengths and weaknesses and the Band-Aids she often uses to cover both of them up. On Damaged Goods the heavy metal siren brings the band back in, turns it up to 11 sometimes, and delivers the kind of pseudo-gothic modern rock that won her opening slots for Alice Cooper and Monster Magnet, as well as a coveted spot on the Warped Tour. At her best, Lennon Murphy deftly balances the rage and innocence of early Tori Amos with Alanis Morissette, and songs like "No One Knows," "My Sins," and "Just One" find the perfect middle ground between the post-teen pop of Avril Lavigne and the pasty-faced gloom of Evanescence, but the majority of this unnecessarily long (17 tracks) exercise in alternative metal schizophrenia feels about as fresh as the term "riot grrl."

1. No One Knows
2. Where Do I Fit In
3. I Say
4. Goodbye
5. Just One
6. Nothing Out Of Me
7. Down The Line
8. Rain
9. Long Run
10. Reason
11. Finish What We Start
12. One Or The Other
13. My Sins
14. Another For Another
15. Brake Of Your Car
16. Over & Over
17. Wrong Way

Blue October - Foiled [2006 ]

Texas quintet Blue October has bounced from Houston-based indie darlings to the majors and back twice since their '98 bow. Yet there's little sense they've compromised much of their eclectic, creatively restless ethos in the bargain on this, their fourth studio album (and second major label stint). In the hands of less ambitious musicians, the personally harrowing, perfectly crafted "Hate Me" would have become template for the entire collection; here it's but the most commercially focused of band leader Justin Furstenfeld's eclectic musical obsessions. His taste for early '80s UK New Wave evinces itself in a fondness for lyrical shadows and fleeting sonic echoes of Richard Butler's P-Furs and Peter Gabriel. But it's in the collection's quieter, more reflective songs ("Let It Go" and "Congratulations" turn on Ryan Delahousaye's signature violin phrases; "X Amount of Words" effortlessly morphs through several intriguing techno conceits; "18th Floor Balcony" bristles with an almost neo-classical elegance) where Blue October sets itself a cut above its post-grunge contenders. -- Jerry McCulley

Product Description
The Texan rockers build on their guitar and violin-driven sound, setting their pained-yet-hopeful lyrics to moody-yet-catchy tunes with touches of electronica and piano-laced balladry. Includes the hits "Hate Me" and "Into the Ocean," plus "Drilled a Wire Through My Cheek," "Congratulations" (with Imogen Heap), and more.

1. You Make Me Smile
2. She's My Ride Home
3. Into The Ocean
4. What If We Could
5. Hate Me
6. Let It Go
7. Congratulations
8. Overweight
9. X-Amount Of Words
10. Drilled A Wire Through My Check
11. Sound Of Pulling Heaven Down
12. Everlasting Friend
13. 18th Floor Balcony

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Bruce Springsteen - We Shall Overcome - The Seeger Sessions - American Land Edition [2006]

Availability: This title will be released on October 3, 2006

Hot on the heels of the commercial and critical success of Bruce Springsteen’s twenty-first album, Columbia Records is proud to release We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions - American Land Edition. The enhanced version of the album is available to offer an even closer view into the extraordinary circumstances and true organic spirit behind the recording of the album, featuring five additional songs, an expanded documentary, exclusive live footage, and previously unseen photos.

The CD, DVD, and 28-page expanded booklet with additional photos and notes from music scholar Dave Marsh are housed in a beautiful and striking package. “Buffalo Gals” and “How Can I Keep From Singing” are on the CD for the first time (previously only available as bonus audio on the DVD side of the DualDisc release). New fan favorites “How Can A Poor man Stand Such Times And Live,” “Bring ‘Em Home” and “American Land” have been added as well.

The DVD features an extended, 40-minute cut of the behind-the-scenes film,including footage of Springsteen with the Seeger Sessions band recording “Jacob’s Ladder” and a complete version of “Erie Canal.” Also included are two bonus videos of live concert footage from his recent tour and two video pieces for “American Land” and “Pay Me My Money Down” ; Springsteen’s live show with the Seeger Sessions Band has already transfixed fans and critics alike.

01. Old Dan Tucker 2:31
02. Jesse James 3:47
03. Mrs. McGrath 4:19
04. O Mary Don’t You Weep 6:05
05. John Henry 5:07
06. Erie Canal 4:03
07. Jacob’s Ladder 4:28
08. My Oklahoma Home 6:03
09. Eyes On The Prize 5:16
10. Shenandoah 4:52
11. Pay Me My Money Down 4:32
12. We Shall Overcome 4:53
13. Froggie Went A Courtin’ 4:47
14. Buffalo Gals 3:12
15. How Can I Keep From Singing 2:19
16. How Can A Poor Man Stand Such 3:22
Times And Live (Bruce
Springsteen Version)
17. Bring ‘Em Home 3:35
18. American Land 4:44

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Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell III (2006 )

Availability: This title will be released on October 31, 2006

Bat Out of Hell III is Meat Loaf’s long-awaited 3rd installment of the most successful rock music series of all time, with the two previous albums selling a total of 45 million copies around the world. Bat Out of Hell, released in 1977 and produced by Todd Rundgren, is the third best-selling album of all time, with 30 million copies sold worldwide, featuring such Meat Loaf/Jim Steinman standards as "Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad," "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth" and the show-stopping "Paradise by the Dashboard Lights."

The Steinman-produced Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell, which came out in 1993, has sold more than 15 million, with the classic "I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)," earning Meat Loaf a Grammy for Best Rock Vocal Performance.

Bat Out of Hell III continues the epic story in grand fashion, with contributions once again from Steinman and Rundgren, and produced by hitmaker Desmond Child. Bat Out of Hell III marks the triumphant return of the Bat Out of Hell saga, completing this remarkable trilogy!

1. The Monster Is Loose
2. Blind As a Bat
3. It's All Coming Back To Me Now
4. Bad For Good
5. Cry Over Me
6. In The Land of the Pig, The Butcher Is King
7. Monstro
8. Alive
9. If God Could Talk
10. If It Ain't Broke Break It
11. What About Love
12. Seize the Night
13. The Future Ain't What It Used To Be
14. Cry To Heaven

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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Chris Rea - Wired To The Moon [1984]

Bitrate: CBR 320 kb/s
Genre: Rock
Year: 1984

Artist: British singer and guitarist Chris Rea has enjoyed a run of popularity in Europe during the late '80s and early '90s after almost a decade of previous recording. Rea started out performing with a local group called Magdalene, taking David Coverdale's place; the band won a national talent contest in 1975 as the Beautiful Losers, but still failed to get a record contract. Rea left the band and recorded the album Whatever Happened to Benny Santini?, which alluded to a discarded stage name, which went gold on the strength of the U.S. Top 20 hit "Fool (If You Think It's Over)." Rea was not heard from again in the U.S. for some time, concentrating his efforts on his main fan base of Europe. A compilation of tracks from Rea's '80s albums, New Light Through Old Windows, was released in 1988 and sold well in the U.K. and Europe and charted in the U.S. Rea followed it up with the critically acclaimed The Road to Hell, which many regarded as his best album. It and its follow-up, Auberge, went to the top of the U.K. album charts, but did not prove as successful in the U.S., where he has failed to chart with his subsequent releases. He released his most ambitious project in 2005, an eleven-album, 130-track box set of all new material inspired by the blues and his own paintings called Blue Guitars.

Album: Unlike his later work, which is much more vocal- and guitar-centered, the music of "WTTM" is primarily arranged for keyboards, with guitars often providing sonic texture instead of functioning as a lead instrument. Originally released two years before his commercial breakthrough, 1986's "On the beach", "WTTM" is one of Rea's overlooked early albums. Rea also plays most of the other instruments. Lyrically, "WTTM" doesn't venture beyond the tenets of pop music - Rea writes love songs to his wife and his daughter. While this concept is rarely challenging and not nearly as interesting as his late-'80s/early-'90s themes, the music on "WTTM" is very pleasant and doesn't sound too outdated. More important, nearly every song would qualify for radio airplay. "Bombollini", in particular, delivers a densely percussive sound with wonderful guitar/marimba/keyboard exchanges. The 6 1/2-minute "Winning" truly lives up to its title and features a Stonesy guitar riffs. The album's best known songs, however, are the title track, "I don't know. . ", and the ballad "Ace of hearts", the latter being re-recorded by Rea for his hit compilation "New light through old windows". With lots of different guitar/keyboard textures, uncommon drum rhythms and clean production, "WTTM" is one of Rea's most interesting performances. But since he's a very good singer/songwriter as well, all these features turn "WTTM" into one of the best albums Rea has ever made.

01 Bombollini
02 Touche D'Amour
03 Shine Shine Shine
04 Wired To The Moon
05 Reasons
06 I Don't Know What It Is But I Love It
07 Ace Of Hearts
08 Holding Out
09 Winning

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Janet Jackson - 20 Y.O. [2006]

Availability: This title will be released on September 26, 2006.

Since the release of her 1986 groundbreaking album, Control, Janet Jackson has done just that by taking control of her career. Her groundbreaking musical style, compelling music videos and show stopping performances have impacted the world, making her an international iconic superstar. Janet's new album 20 Y.O. is the celebration of her 20 years since taking control and shows why she remains a staple in mainstream popular music.

1. (Intro) 20
2. So Excited - Janet Jackson, Khia
3. Show Me
4. Get It Out Me
5. Do It 2 Me
6. This Body
7. 20, Part 2 (Interlude)
8. With U
9. Call on Me - Janet Jackson, Nelly
10. 20, Part 3 (Interlude)
11. Daybreak
12. Enjoy
13. 20, Part 4 (Interlude)
14. Take Care
15. Love 2 Love
16. (Outro) 20, Part 5

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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

VA - Disney's Greatest Hits 3 CDs [2006 ]

This 3 CD set features all the Disney classics including 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' by Elton John, 'A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes' by Linda Ronstadt, 'Be Our Guest', 'Hakuna Matata', 'Circle of Life' and many more.

Disc: 1

1. Can You Feel the Love Tonight {From the Lion King} - Elton John
2. Whole New World {From Aladdin} - Regina Belle, Peabo Bryson
3. Beyond the Sea {From Finding Nemo} - Robbie Williams
4. I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song) {From the Jungle Book} - Phil Harris, Louis Prima, Bruce Reitherman
5. Heigh-Ho {From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs} - Dwarf Chorus
6. Spoonful of Sugar {From Mary Poppins} - Julie Andrews
7. Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat {From the Aristocats} - Scatman Crothers, Liz English, Phil Harris, Thurl Ravenscroft
8. You'll Be in My Heart [Single Version] {From Tarzan} - Phil Collins
9. Colours of the Wind {From Pocohontas} - Vanessa Williams
10. Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes {From Cinderella} - Linda Ronstadt
11. Shooting Star {From Hercules} - Boyzone
12. He Lives in You {From the Lion King: Return to Pride Rock} - Tina Turner
13. Welcome {From Brother Bear} - Phil Collins
14. Reflection [Pop Version] {From Mulan} - Christina Aguilera
15. Some Day My Prince Will Come {From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs} - Adriana Caselotti
16. It's a Small World {From It's a Small World at the Magic Kingdom Park} - Disneyland Chorus
17. Bare Necessities {From the Jungle Book} - Phil Harris, Bruce Reitherman
18. Under the Sea {From the Little Mermaid} - Shaggy
19. If I Didn't Have You {From Monsters, Inc.} - Randy Newman
20. When You Wish Upon a Star {From Pinocchio} - Louis Armstrong

Disc: 2

1. You've Got a Friend in Me {From Toy Story} - Lyle Lovett, Randy Newman
2. Circle of Life {From the Lion King} - Elton John
3. Beauty and the Beast {From Beauty and the Beast} - Peabo Bryson, Celine Dion
4. Friend Like Me {From Aladdin} - Robin Williams
5. Star Is Born {From Hercules} - Jocelyn Brown
6. Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (The Magic Song) {From Cinderella} - Bobby McFerrin
7. Hakuna Matata {From the Lion King} - Jimmy Cliff, Lebo M.
8. Supercalifragilisricexpialidocious {From Mary Poppins} - Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke
9. Little April Shower {From Bambi}
10. Whistle While You Work {From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs} - Adriana Caselotti
11. He's a Tramp {From Lady and the Tramp} - Peggy Lee
12. I've Got No Strings {From Pinocchio} - Dickie Jones
13. Mickey Mouse March/Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Medley - Dinsey Big Band
14. Wonderful Things About Tiggers {From the Tigger Movie} - Jim Cummings
15. When I See an Elephant Fly {From Dumbo} - Jim Carmichael, Cliff Edwards, The Hall Johnson Choir
16. With a Few Good Friends {From Piglet's Big Movie} - Carly Simon, Ben Taylor, Sally Taylor
17. We Are One {From the Lion King II: Simba's Pride}
18. Someday {From the Hunchback of Notre Dame}
19. Can't Help Falling in Love {From Lilo & Stich} - A*Teens
20. Cruella de Vil {From 101 Dalmatians} - Dr. John,

Disc: 3

1. Yo, Ho! (A Pirate's Life for Me) {From Pirates of the Caribbean of Disn - Disney Chorus
2. Jungle Rhythm {From the Jungle Book 2} - Connor Funk, Haley Joel Osment, Mae Whitman
3. Scales and Arpeggios {From the Aristocats} - Robie Lester, Gregory Novack, Susan Novack, Mike Sammes Singers, Victor Sweler
4. Beautiful Briny {From Bedknobs and Broomsticks} - Beautiful Briny Band, Angela Lansbury, Dave Tomlinson,
5. Bella Notte {From Lady and the Tramp} - George Givot, Sidney Studio Chorus, Bill Thompson
6. You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly! {From Peter Pan} - Kathryn Beaumont, Paul Collins, Conlon, Jud Singers & Orchestra, Bobby Driscoll, Tommy Luske
7. I Won't Say (I'm in Love) {From Hurcules} - Belinda Carlisle
8. On My Way {From Brother Bear} - Phil Collins
9. Be Our Guest {From Beauty and the Beast} - Angela Lansbury, Jerry Orbach
10. Following the Leader {From Peter Pan} - Conlon, Jud Singers & Orchestra
11. Higitus Figitus {From the Sword in the Stone} - Ricky Sorenson, Karl Swensen
12. I'll Try {From Return to Never Land} - Jonatha Brooke
13. One of a Kind {From Disney's 101 Dalmatians 2} - Apollo 440
14. Oo-De-Lally {From Dumbo} - Roger Miller
15. Pink Elephants on Parade {From Dumbo}
16. Aristocats {From the Aristocats} - Maurice Chevalier
17. WH's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf {From the Three Little Pigs} - Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Dorothy Compton, Mary Moder
18. Ballad of Davy Crockett {From Davy Crockett} - Fess Parker
19. Colonel Hathi's March (The Elephant Song) {From the Jungle Book} - Disney Studio Chorus, , J. Pat OMalley
20. Dancin' (A Catchy Rhythm) {From the Wonderful World of Disney Parade at - Sue Ann Carwell, Joey Diggs

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Monday, September 18, 2006

Level 42 - Retroglide [2006]

Availability: This title will be released on September 21, 2006.

First new studio album in 10 years by this Brit-Funk-Pop band led by vocalist/bassist Mark King. Features songs co-written with original member Boon Gould (who also plays on one track on the album) plus the return of original keyboardist Mike Lindup. 11 tracks including 'Drive Into The Sun', 'Way Back Home' and 'Rooted

1. Dive Into The Sun
2. Rooted
3. Way Back Home
4. Just For You
5. Sleep Talking
6. Retroglide
7. All Around
8. Clouds
9. Hell Town Story
10. Ship
11. All I Need (Bonus Track)

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Saturday, September 16, 2006

Enigma - A Posteriori

Availability: This title will be released on September 26, 2006.

1. Eppur Si Muove

2. Feel Me Heaven

3. Dreaming Of Andromeda

4. Dancing With Mephisto

5. Northern Lights

6. Invisible Love

7. Message From IO

8. Hello And Welcome

9. 20,000 Miles Over The Sea

10. Sitting On The Moon

11. The Alchemist

12. Goodbye Milky Way

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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Availability: This title will be released on September 26, 2006.

Keith Jarrett is nothing less than a living legend. Audiences flock to his rare performances in the world’s finest concert halls, and it is his unique ability to create music in the moment that has made him most famous – his spontaneous improvisations often sound as if they’ve been carefully composed over time. His 1975 album, The Köln Concert, catapulted him onto the world stage, and – at 4 million copies and counting – is the best-selling solo piano recording of all time. In 2005, Keith Jarrett played his first US solo concert in a decade on the stage of Carnegie Hall, America’s most celebrated venue. One year later to the day, this electrifying night of music will be released.

Disc: 1
1. Part 1
2. Part 2
3. Part 3
4. Part 4
5. Part 5

Disc: 2
1. Part 6
2. Part 7
3. Part 8
4. Part 9
5. Part 10
6. The Good America
7. Paint My Heart Red
8. My Song
9. True Blues
10. Time On My Hands

Both covers and booklet included

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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Elton John - The Captain & The Kid [2006]

Availability: This title will be released on September 19, 2006

The Captain & The Kid, written with his long-time writing partner Bernie Taupin. More than 30 years after the release of their landmark #1 multi-platinum album, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, the duo returns with this sequel. The new album features 10 new songs reflecting the intimate lives and public times spanning the long-standing songwriting partnership of Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin. In fact, for the first time, both John and Taupin are featured on an Elton John album cover

“The album is a celebration of our lives and our lifetimes, of our music and of the music we love. The Captain & The Kid continues our story. You can’t look back, we’re looking ahead,” says John

Created in the tradition of those fantastic records of the 60’s and 70’s, The Captain & The Kid is a celebration of when music was the most important voice of our culture and the album was its prime vehicle. Much like Elton’s previous records Tumbleweed Connection, Madman Across The Water, and Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy, The Captain & The Kid is an album meant to transport you back to that place in time when music mattered most 35 plus years-later, Elton really has become Captain Fantastic and Bernie is most definitely The Brown Dirt Cowboy and they are as passionate about their music as they have ever been

“I find the whole album to be so touching and beautiful for me because I’ve lived it,” Elton added. “I lived it with Bernie and we’ve come through it. We’ve gone over the bridge and here we are at the other side.”

The first single from the album, ‘The Bridge” is one of 10 tracks which picks up where Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy left off. The album tells the story of Elton and Bernie from when they arrived in Los Angeles 30 years ago, through the ups and downs of their lives, to present day.

01. Postcards From Richard Nixon 5:15
02. Just Like Noah’s Ark 5:33
03. Wouldn’t Have You Any Other Way (NYC) 4:38
04. Tinderbox 4:26
05. And The House Fell Down 4:48
06. Blues Never Fade Away 4:45
07. The Bridge 3:38
08. I Must Have Lost It On The Wind 3:53
09. Old ‘67 4:01
10. The Captain And The Kid 5:01

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Monday, September 11, 2006

Duke Ellington- Greatest Hits

Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Duke Ellington- Greatest Hits
Quality : CBR, 320kbps, stereo
Review: Those familiar Ellington pop tunes from the RCA vaults are, with two exceptions, examples of the Ellington sound as recorded in the early to mid-40's. The tempos are slow to moderate, the sound of the rhythm section is subdued, and the marvelous, inimitable instrumental textures of Duke's band are on full display. The inclusion of a 1967 recording of Strayhorn's "Lotus Blossum" is a nice bonus, but the inclusion of a 1928 version of "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" (!?) is inexplicable and regrettable. The erratic credits fail to identify the vocalist on this latter number and provide extremely limited information about the soloists on most of the other tracks as well. The liner notes are general biographical information about Duke's career and make no reference to the specific recordings on the album. In short, people with limited Ellington collections could do much better than this poorly disguised attempt by RCA to capitalize on its holdings. On the other hand, the Ellington fan who knows the background of the recordings may find this a "convenient" collection of some vintage recordings from the vast Ellington musical universe.
01 (2:59) Take The 'a' Train
02 (3:10) Mood Indigo
03 (3:17) I'm Beginning To See The Light
04 (2:46) Sophisticated Lady
05 (3:21) I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
06 (3:14) Perdido
07 (3:08) Solitude
08 (3:22) I Can't Give You Anything But Love
09 (3:06) Prelude To A Kiss
10 (3:41) Drawing Room Blues
11 (2:51) Caravan
12 (3:07) In a Sentimental Mood
13 (3:05) It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
14 (3:22) Lover Man
15 (3:57) Lotus Blossom

Playing Time : 48:26
Total Size : 111 MB
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Gladys Knight - Before Me

Artist : Gladys Knight
Album : Before Me
Quality : CBR, 256kbps, stereo
Review by Rob Theakston
At a time when most of her contemporaries are satisfied reliving their glory years to appreciative audiences in casinos and theaters, Gladys Knight continues her refusal to be pigeonholed as a soul singer. With 2000's At Last, she returned to the mainstream R&B circuit with a session of adult contemporary R&B that was equally accessible and refreshing, and with 2005's One Voice she collaborated with the Saints Unified Voices for a fiery gospel and praise record. So this time around, Knight recruited legendary producer Phil Ramone and an impressive lineup of jazz musicians to record an album of jazz ballads and standards that influenced her during the formative years of her singing career. At first, the prospect of Knight's soulful, gritty vocal styles taking on some of jazz's greatest moments may be a questionable proposal for jazz purists, but all hesitation can be safely swept aside during the album's opening moments, a fantastic rendition of the Ellington classic "Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me." Gone are the grit and raspy nature of Knight's voice, and in their place is a smooth, sultry set of vocal cords safely in control of the delivery of the material. Every single song here is already a bona fide hit, and Knight does them all justice in a way few soul singers could. Wonderfully relaxing, classy, and pleasantly void of vocal histrionics, Before Me is another important chapter and highlight in a career that is chock-full of them.
01 (3:56 ) Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
02 (4:22 ) The Man I Love
03 (4:25 ) Good Morning Heartache
04 (3:51 ) Since I Fell For You
05 (4:54 ) God Bless The Child
06 (4:06 ) This Bitter Earth
07 (4:24 ) I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
08 (4:54 ) Someone To Watch Over Me
09 (4:00 ) But Not For Me
10 (3:57 ) I'll Be Seeing You
11 (4:26 ) Stormy Weather
12 (5:34 ) Come Sunday

Playing Time : 52:49
Total Size : 96.8 MB
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Saturday, September 02, 2006

Freddie Mecury-The Very Best of Freddie Mercury Solo-2006-VBR

(This collection will be released on the 4th of September, 2006.)

2006 digitally remastered collection of solo recordings by Queen
vocalist Freddie Mercury, celebrating what would have been his 60th
birthday. Features tracks taken from his albums Mr. Bad Guy (1985)
and Barcelona (1988), both sides of his 1973 Larry Lurex single
plus 'Love Kills', his contribution to the Metropolis soundtrack,
and more. Most of the tracks featured here are the original album
and/or single versions of these outstanding solo recordings as
opposed to the posthumous remixes that have been released time and
time again since his untimely death in 1991.

Disc: 1
1. In My Defence
2. Great Pretender
3. Living On My Own
4. Made In Heaven
5. Love Kills
6. There Must Be More To Life Than This
7. Guide Me Home
8. How Can I Go On
9. Foolin' Around
10. Time
11. Barcelona - Mercury, Freddie & Montserrat Caballe
12. Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow
13. I Was Born To Love You
14. Golden Boy
15. Mr Bad Guy
16. Great Pretender
17. Love Kills
18. I Can Hear Music
19. Goin' Back
20. Guide Me Home

Disc: 2
1. Love Kills
2. Made In Heaven
3. Living On My Own
4. Love Kills
5. Mr Bad Guy
6. I Was Born To Love You
7. My Love Is Dangerous
8. Love Makin' Love
9. Love Kills
10. I Was Born To Love You
11. Foolin' Around
12. Living On My Own
13. Love Kills
14. Your Kind Of Lover
15. Let's Turn It On

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