sexta-feira, 28 de junho de 2019

Roger Daltrey - The Who’s Tommy Orchestral

Roger Daltrey - The Who’s  Tommy Orchestral - 2019

A new live, orchestral recording of The Who’s classic Tommy album will be released by Roger Daltrey and his band on 14 June on Polydor. Tommy Orchestral marks the 50th anniversary of the first release of Pete Townshend’s historic and groundbreaking work and was recorded on Daltrey’s tour of the US in the summer of 2018, performing it with some of the finest symphony orchestras in the country.

Daltrey came to describe the experience of touring this new rendition of Tommy as “magical.” It features a bold new orchestration of the famous rock opera by David Campbell, the renowned American arranger, conductor and composer whose credits include Adele, Radiohead, Bob Dylan, Metallica, Carole King and his son Beck, among many others.

Tommy Orchestral was recorded in Budapest and in Bethel in upstate New York, the scene of the first Woodstock festival 50 years ago, where The Who famously performed at one of the most seminal live events in rock history. The album was produced by Daltrey and Keith Levenson, who worked on the touring version of the Tommy musical.

The recording features the core band of Simon Townshend on vocals and guitar, Frank Simes (guitar), Scott Devours (drums), Jon Button on bass and Loren Gold on keyboards. All of those distinguished musicians have played with The Who live. Levenson conducted the Budapest Scoring Orchestra, from Campbell’s new orchestrations


01. Overture
02. It's A Boy
03. 1921
04. Amazing Journey
05. Sparks
06. Eyesight To The Blind
07. Christmas
08. Cousin Kevin
09. The Acid Queen
10. Do You Think It's Alright
11. Fiddle About
12. Pinball Wizard
13. There's A Doctor
14. Go To The Mirror
15. Tommy, Can You Hear
16. Smash The Mirror
17. Refrain - It's A Boy
18. I’m Free
19. Miracle Cure
20. Sensation
21. Sally Simpson
22. Welcome
23. Tommy's Holiday Camp
24. We're Not Gonna Take It


terça-feira, 25 de junho de 2019

The B.B. King Blues Band - The Soul of The King

The B.B. King Blues Band - The Soul of The King

An assemblage of The B.B. King Blues Band members and guests celebrating the great man and his music. The Hoax, of course, celebrated Riley King a few years back on a terrific album and it is pleasing that this set in the wake of his passing shares the fiery spirit of that record. The guests could hardly be more appealing on this release.

01. Irene Irene
02. Sweet Little Angel
03. There Must Be a Better World Somewhere
04. Paying the Cost to Be the Boss
05. Low Down
06. She's the One
07. Taking Care of Business
08. Becoming the Blues
09. Hey There Pretty Woman
10. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
11. Regal Blues (A Tribute to the King)
12. Pocket Full of Money
13. The Thrill is Gone


segunda-feira, 17 de junho de 2019

Davey Johnstone & John Jorgenson - Crop Circles: Groovemasters, Vol. 2

Davey Johnstone & John Jorgenson - Crop Circles: Groovemasters, Vol. 2 - 1998

What do the guitarists in Elton John's band do between gigs when they are traveling the world playing to sold out stadiums of screaming fans? In the case of longtime bandleader and sometimes songwriter (I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues) Davey Johnstone, and more recent additional axe master extraordinaire (three time winner of CMA's guitarist of the year with The Desert Rose Band, and accolades too many to mention with The Hellecasters) John Jorgenson, you borrow a minidisc recorder from Sony Electronics and write and record an all acoustic instrumental guitar duo CD called   "Groovemasters Vol. 2...Crop Circles."

Aside from his well noted work with Elton John, Johnstone has made anexceptional name for himself as a player who can add that special something to a song, and he has been called on to do that by artists as diverse as Stevie Nicks, Bob Seger, Alice Cooper, Meat Loaf and Jimmy Webb. Jorgenson's talent for creating something a little fresh and different in the studio can be found on records from folks as diverse as Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, and Bonnie Raitt.

Written on world tour with Elton John, produced and recorded by Elton's keyboard ace Guy Babylon, "Crop Circles" finds these two artists known for adding that special color to others work attacking their own blank canvas with everything from delicate brush strokes to paint bombs. We caught up with them between American and European tours at a photo shoot, and chatted with them individually and then together.

01. 3rd Neck From Now
02. Crop Circles
03. She’s Gonna Cry Soon
04. Reel It In
05. Exercise In Futility
06. Bernadette’s Rose
07. Fat Slag Rag
08. Grooves And Lands
09. Beyond Ohm
10. LaVoya
11. Scarabride
12. Sacred Path


quarta-feira, 12 de junho de 2019

Taron Egerton - Rocketman

Taron Egerton - Rocketman - 2019 

from wikipedia
Rocketman is a 2019 biographical musical film based on the life of musician Elton John. Directed by Dexter Fletcher and written by Lee Hall, it stars Taron Egerton as John, with Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, and Bryce Dallas Howard. The film follows John's early days as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music to his musical partnership with Bernie Taupin. The film is titled after John's 1972 song Rocket Man.

The film initially began development in 2001, but languished for nearly two decades as it went through several studios including Walt Disney Studios and Focus Features, directors including Michael Gracey, and actors including Tom Hardy and Justin Timberlake. In April 2018, after creative differences with Focus halted an initial production start in 2014, the film was revived at Paramount Pictures, with Egerton and Fletcher signing on in April 2018. Principal photography began in August 2018 and was completed later that year. John served as executive producer, while husband David Furnish produced the film through Rocket Pictures and Matthew Vaughn's Marv Films.

Rocketman premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on 16 May 2019, and was released in the United Kingdom on 22 May 2019 and in the United States on 31 May 2019. The film has grossed $103 million worldwide and received positive reviews from critics, with Egerton's performance, the costumes, and the musical numbers receiving general praise.

01. The Bitch Is Back (introduction) (with Sebastian Rich)
02. I Want Love (with Kit Connor, Gemma Jones, Bryce Dallas Howard and Steven Mackintosh)
03. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting (with Kit Connor)
04. Thank You for All Your Loving
05. Border Song
06. Rock and Roll Madonna (interlude)
07. Your Song
08. Amoreena
09. Crocodile Rock
10. Tiny Dancer
11. Take Me to the Pilot
12. Hercules
13. Don't Go Breaking My Heart (interlude) (with Rachel Muldoon)
14. Honky Cat (with Richard Madden)
15. Pinball Wizard (interlude)
16. Rocket Man
17. Bennie and the Jets
18. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me (with Celinde Schoenmaker)
19. Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
20. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (with Jamie Bell)
21. I'm Still Standing
22. (I'm Gonna) Love Me Again (performed by Elton John and Taron Egerton)