terça-feira, 27 de julho de 2021

Tedeschi Trucks Band - Layla Revisited


















Tedeschi Trucks Band - Layla Revisited - 2021

On 9th November 1970, Eric Clapton and his blues rock band Derek and the Dominos released their one and only studio album, ‘Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs’.

Despite critical acclaim, the album met with sluggish sales. Indeed, the now-iconic track ‘Layla’ didn’t find its way into the top ten singles chart until March 1972. 



The Tedeschi Trucks Band is a partnership between guitarist/vocalist Susan Tedeschi (whose birthdate coincidentally happens to be 9th November 1970) and guitarist Derek Trucks (whose parents used to play Clapton’s album to him as bedtime music).

Cosmic connections being what they are, Susan and Derek have now released their homage to the original album with ‘Layla Revisited (Live at LOCKN’)’, a complete live performance of Clapton’s masterwork. 




Recorded at the LOCKN’ Music Festival in Arrington, VA, in August 2019, the album also features Trey Anastasio, lead vocalist/guitarist from Phish, and former Eric Clapton guitarist Doyle Bramhall II. Thirteen of the tracks were recorded live, with the closing track ‘Thorn Tree In The Garden’ recorded in the studio. 
 
01. I Looked Away
02. Bell Bottom Blues
03. Keep On Growing
04. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
05. I Am Yours
06. Anyday
07. Key To The Highway
08. Tell The Truth
09. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad?
10. Have You Ever Loved A Woman
11. Little Wing
12. It's Too Late
13. Layla
14. Thorn Tree In The Garden (Studio)


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sábado, 24 de julho de 2021

The Who - The Who Sell Out: Super Deluxe Edition (114 tracks!!)


















The Who - The Who Sell Out: Super Deluxe Edition (114 tracks!!) - 2021

In his lengthy essay written for the 80-page hardback book accompanying the discs in this package, Pete Townshend reveals that he initially had little confidence in what was, to all intents and purposes, The Who’s first attempt at a concept album. He’d enthused about presenting the record as a pirate radio show, selling space for advertising jingles between the tracks, but felt the songs themselves were a “ragbag” that didn’t hang together well.

A sure indication of the band’s chief songwriter’s meandering mindset is the inclusion here of 46 previously unreleased tracks (not featured on the comparatively humble two-disc expanded reissue from 2009). Rarely in 1967 had any band, and certainly not The Who, toiled over a single album for so long, and while many of those works-in-progress are alternate versions of numbers that made the final running order, some would be shelved and dusted off another day.

The instrumentals Mrs Walker and Glow Girl contain motifs that would emerge two years later on Tommy, and the gritty charge through Eddie Cochran’s Summertime Blues found its way into the band’s concert set-list (as evidenced on 1970’s Live At Leeds album). The bigger picture painted by all this unheard material is of the varied …Sell Out sketches the album could have been, an intriguing insight into the creative but restless dynamic of the band at the time.

However, it would be a bold set of ears that listened to this total of 116 tracks and declared all were essential; the third disc devoted to rough first takes and fly-on-the-wall studio chat is interesting but unlikely to warrant many repeat plays, and the majority of new mixes of well-known tracks add little to the story. The flipsides to those surplus-to-requirements selections can be found on Disc Four (flagged here as “the road to Tommy”), giving chronological context to the likes of the last-gasp mod manoeuvres of Little Billy’s Doing Fine and the Byrdsian Faith In Something Bigger before it was finally wheeled out on the 1974 outtakes set Odds & Sods.




Arguably, the major selling point is Disc Five, comprising 14 of Pete Townshend’s never-heard original demos, not least the fascinating embryonic versions of familiar hits I Can See For Miles and Pictures Of Lily, the Beach Boys semi-pastiche Inside Outside USA, the swooning psych folk of Melancholia, and the acoustic picking on Sunrise that would, after a little reupholstering, go on to form the iconic intro to Pinball Wizard. This is where we find him sifting through myriad building blocks, looking for the precise foundations upon which to move the band forward.

The original LP climbed its way to No 2 in the UK charts, one short of another concept album that dominated the top spot in 1967 (Sgt Pepper), but historically The Who Sell Out hasn’t always been given the serious critical attention afforded its successors Tommy, Who’s Next and Quadrophenia. Yet, it’s just as significant a touchstone in the Who canon, a pointer to, in particular, Townshend’s desire for the band to test both themselves and their audience. It makes this extensive and richly textured ultimate edition a “ragbag” worth rooting through.


CD ONE: THE WHO SELL OUT – MONO ALBUM

01. Armenia City in The Sky 3:47
02. Heinz Baked Beans 0:58
03. Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand 2:34
04. Odorono 2:30
05. Tattoo 2:48
06. Our Love Was 3:23
07. I Can See for Miles 4:06
08. I Can’t Reach You 3:27
09. Medac 0:56
10. Relax 2:38
11. Silas Stingy 3:03
12. Sunrise 3:04
13. Rael / Track Records run-off groove 5:54

BONUS TRACKS – MONO
14. Pictures of Lily (original UK Track single mix) 2:46
15. Doctor, Doctor (original UK Track single mix) 3:01
16. The Last Time (original UK Track single mix) 2:51
17. Under My Thumb (original UK Track single mix) 2:37
18. I Can See for Miles (original UK Track single mix) 4:03
19. Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand (original US Decca single mix) 3:19
20. Someone’s Coming (original US Decca single mix) 2:28
21. Unused Radio London ad / Early Morning Cold Taxi… (original 1967 mono mix) 3:04
22. Unused Radio London bulletin link /Jaguar (original 1967 mono mix) 2:50
23. Unused Radio London ad /Tattoo (early alternate mono mix) 3:05
24. Rael Pt.1 & Pt. 2 (Talentmasters Studio, New York early rough mix) 5:58
25. Sunn Amps promo spots 2:42
26. Great Shakes ad - Unreleased US Radio Commercial 1:07
27. Our Love Was - Take 12 Rejected Mono Mix
28. The Who - Rael - Early Mono Version
29. I Can See For Miles - Early Mono Version
30. Someone's Coming - UK Single Mix Mono Version
31. Magic Bus - US UK Mono Version
32. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde - US Single Mix Mono Version

CD TWO: THE WHO SELL OUT – STEREO ALBUM

33. Armenia City in The Sky 3:50
34. Heinz Baked Beans 1:01
35. Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand 2:34
36. Odorono 2:35
37. Tattoo 2:54
38. Our Love Was 3:25
39. I Can See for Miles 4:10
40. I Can’t Reach You 3:31
41. Medac 0:57
42. Relax 2:41
43. Silas Stingy 3:08
44. Sunrise 3:05
45. Rael Pt1 & Pt2 5:38

BONUS TRACKS – STEREO
46. Rael Naïve (complete with organ coda ending) 1:38
47. Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand (US single version) 3:27
48. Someone’s Coming 2:33
49. Summertime Blues 2:38
50. Glittering Girl 3:05
51. Early Morning Cold Taxi 2:59
52. Girl’s Eyes 2:52
53. Coke After Coke 1:09
54. Sodding About 2:51
55. Things Go Better with Coke 0:32
56. Hall of The Mountain King 4:27
57. Jaguar 2:58
58. Rael Pt1 & Pt2 (remake; IBC version) / Track Records outro 6:26


CD THREE: STUDIO SESSIONS 1967 / 68

59. Glittering Girl (Take 4) (2018 remix) 3:29
60. Girl’s Eyes (Take 2) (2018 remix) 3:58
61. The Last Time (Take 8) 3:51
62. Under My Thumb (Take 3) (2018 remix with full ending) 3:13
63. Our Love Was (Take 2) 3:21
64. Relax (4-track to 4-track mix with Pete vocal) 3:22
65. Relax (Takes 1 and 2) 1:58
66. Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand (Takes 1 & 9) 3:43
67. Relax (Remake Take 4) 2:37
68. I Can See for Miles (full version) 4:54
69. Medac (Take 11) 1:13
70. Odorono (Take 3) (2018 remix) 2:47
71. Heinz Baked Beans (Takes 1 & 3) (2018 remix) 2:16
72. Top Gear (Takes 1 & 2) (2018 remix) 3:03
73. Premier Drums (Takes 1 & 3) (2018 remix) 2:17
74. Charles Atlas (Take 1) 0:33
75. Rotosound Strings (Take 1) (2018 remix) 0:15
76. Track Records (2018 remix) 0:34
77. John Mason Cars (Takes 1 – 3) / Speakeasy / Rotosound Strings / Bag O’ Nails (2018 remixes) 1.02
78. It’s A Girl (aka ‘Glow Girl’) (Takes 1 & 3) 3:21
79. Mr Hyde (1st stage mix Take 1) 2:39
80. Little Billy (Takes 1 & 3) 4:14
81. Mrs Walker (aka ‘Glow Girl’) (4-track to 4-track mix, take 7) 2:31
82. Lightning (aka Call Me Lightning) (Take 1 backing track, stereo mix & jam) 6:12
83. Dogs (Take 2) 3:14
84. Melancholia (Take 1) 3:50
85. Shakin’ All Over (Take 3) 1:35
86. Magic Bus (Take 6) 3:00

CD FOUR: THE 1968 RECORDINGS (‘THE ROAD TO TOMMY’)

87. Glow Girl 2:27
88. Faith in Something Bigger 3:09
89. Dr. Jekyll And Mr Hyde 2:38
90. Call Me Lightning 2:23
91. Little Billy’s Doing Fine 2:19
92. Dogs 3:10
93. Melancholia 3:21
94. Fortune Teller 2:22
95. Facts Of Life (aka ‘Birds And Bees’, backing track) 3:22
96. Magic Bus (single version) 3:20
97. Call Me Lightning (US/UK mono single mix) 2:24
98. Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde (UK mono single mix) 2:39
99. Dogs (UK mono single mix) 3:07
100. Magic Bus (mono, longer version) 4:35


CD FIVE: PETE TOWNSHEND ORIGINAL DEMOS

101. Kids? Do You Want Kids 1:43
102. Relax 3:44
103. Glow Girl 3:26
104. Glow Girl (Version 2) 3:00
105. Inside Outside USA 3:06
106. Jaguar 2:59
107. Little Billy 2:11
108. Odorono 3:09
109. Pictures of Lily 3:31
110. Relax (Version 2) 2:26
111. Melancholia (2018 remix) 3:21
112. Thinking of You All the While (‘Sunrise’ Version 2) 3:15
113. Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand 3:15
114. I Can See for Miles 4:15





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terça-feira, 20 de julho de 2021

Amy Winehouse - At The BBC

















Amy Winehouse - At The BBC - 2021

Amy Winehouse At The BBC, a collection chronicling the many remarkable performances by arguably the greatest and most genuine talent to emerge in British music in decades, will be released on May 7th 2021 through UMC/Island. For the very first time this updated release offers audio-only versions of the songs featured on ‘A Tribute To Amy Winehouse by Jools Holland’ and the ‘BBC One Sessions Live at Porchester Hall’, and so a high proportion of these tracks will be completely new to DSPs. “Stronger Than Me”, “Tears Dry On Their Own” and “You Know I’m No Good” will be available on streaming services from March 24th while the video for “Stronger Than Me” being available on YouTube. This comprehensive collection captures the strong and enduring relationship that Amy enjoyed with the BBC and is further proof of quite what an extraordinarily talented, completely original, and truly engaging performer Amy was.

Amy Winehouse At The BBC includes Amy’s earliest BBC Radio sessions, music from her first ever TV performances, as well as unheard gems, rarities, unique covers and live versions of classic songs from “Frank” and “Back To Black”. The set also includes a beautifully illustrated 20-page booklet featuring rare photographs.

Like Amy’s three previous albums, this collection will prove, once more, a fitting tribute to her peerless artistry, phenomenal talent, and extraordinary powers as a songwriter, a singer and an interpreter of classics.

Disc One - A Tribute To Amy Winehouse By Jools Holland:

01. Stronger Than Me
02. Take The Box
03. Teach Me Tonight Feat. Jools Holland
04. Rehab
05. Tenderly Feat. Jools Holland
06. Tears Dry On Their Own
07. Monkey Man Feat. Jools Holland
08. I Heard It Through The Grapevine Feat. Paul Weller And Jools Holland
09. Don’T Go To Strangers Feat. Paul Weller And Jools Holland
10. Love Is A Losing Game

Disc Two - The Bbc Sessions:

11. Know You Now (Leicester Summer Sundae 2004)
12. Fuck Me Pumps (T In The Park 2004)
13. In My Bed (T In The Park 2004)
14. October Song (T In The Park 2004)
15. Rehab (Pete Mitchell 2006)
16. You Know I’M No Good (Jo Whiley Live Lounge 2007)
17. Just Friends (Big Band Special 2009)
18. Love Is A Losing Game (Jools Holland 2009)
19. Tears Dry On Their Own (Jo Whiley Live Lounge 2007)
20. Best Friends, Right? (Leicester Summer Sundae 2004)
21. I Should Care (The Stables 2004)
22. Lullaby Of Birdland (The Stables 2004)
23. Valerie (Jo Whiley Live Lounge 2007)
24. To Know Him Is To Love Him (Pete Mitchell 2006)

Disc Three - Amy Winehouse- Bbc One Sessions Live At Porchester Hall:

25. Know You Now
26. Tears Dry On Their Own
27. You Know I’M No Good
28. Just Friends
29. He Can Only Hold Her
30. I Heard Love Is Blind
31. Rehab
32. Take The Box
33. Some Unholy War
34. Back To Black
35. Valerie
36. Addicted
37. Me & Mr Jones
38. Monkey Ma




sábado, 17 de julho de 2021

Eggs Over Easy - Good 'n' Cheap - Eggs Over Easy Story


















Eggs Over Easy - Good 'n' Cheap - Eggs Over Easy Story - 2016

Eggs Over Easy, the American band that invented pub rock, influenced the careers of Nick Lowe, Huey Lewis, Loudon Wainwright III and Elvis Costello, and laid the groundwork for a grass roots movement that would spawn UK punk, is finally getting its due with a deluxe 3xLP/2xCD set.

With roots stretching back to late 1960s Berkeley, CA, the three principals in the Eggs – songwriters Jack O’Hara, Austin deLone, and Brien Hopkins – would by early 1971 find themselves ensconced in London’s Olympic Studios, lured by Animals bassist and Jimi Hendrix manager Chas Chandler, and an apparitional record deal.

When said deal went bust the Eggs “did what any American band would do,” Stiff Records co-founder Dave Robinson told a journalist. “They went to the nearest bar and said, ‘Give us your worst night.’” Which is how Eggs Over Easy leapt onto the pages of pop music history.

Their humble Monday night gigs at a former jazz club called the Tally Ho – pub rock ground zero - would become the hub for a network of artists, venues, and music business machers that included back-to-basics groups Ducks Deluxe, Bees Make Honey and Dr. Feelgood, DJs John Peel and Charlie Gillett, and hustlers like Jake Riviera and Mr. Robinson.

For the first time ever, the entire Eggs Over Easy catalog, lovingly remastered and restored, is available as a box set. Included in this collection is their debut album Good ‘n’ Cheap, produced by Link Wray and originally released on A&M Records in 1972, their rarely-heard second LP, Fear of Frying, originally released (barely) on Lee Michaels’ Squish Records in 1980, two songs from the band’s lone single released on Buffalo Records, and the previously unreleased London ’71 sessions produced by Chas Chandler.  Inside the 3xLP/2xCD package you’ll find a hand-crafted, 24-page booklet in the CD package, and 8-page insert in the LP package, containing extremely rare photos, show flyers, early press clippings, musicians and writer credits, and the definitive story of the band by acclaimed music writer Gene Sculatti, who called Good ‘n’ Cheap a “near-masterpiece” when he reviewed it for Creem Magazine in 1972.


Eggs Over Easy, the American band that invented pub rock, influenced the careers of Nick Lowe, Huey Lewis, Loudon Wainwright III and Elvis Costello, and laid the groundwork for a grass roots movement that would spawn UK punk, is finally getting its due with a deluxe 3xLP/2xCD set.

With roots stretching back to late 1960s Berkeley, CA, the three principals in the Eggs – songwriters Jack O’Hara, Austin deLone, and Brien Hopkins – would by early 1971 find themselves ensconced in London’s Olympic Studios, lured by Animals bassist and Jimi Hendrix manager Chas Chandler, and an apparitional record deal.

When said deal went bust the Eggs “did what any American band would do,” Stiff Records co-founder Dave Robinson told a journalist. “They went to the nearest bar and said, ‘Give us your worst night.’” Which is how Eggs Over Easy leapt onto the pages of pop music history.

Their humble Monday night gigs at a former jazz club called the Tally Ho – pub rock ground zero - would become the hub for a network of artists, venues, and music business machers that included back-to-basics groups Ducks Deluxe, Bees Make Honey and Dr. Feelgood, DJs John Peel and Charlie Gillett, and hustlers like Jake Riviera and Mr. Robinson.

For the first time ever, the entire Eggs Over Easy catalog, lovingly remastered and restored, is available as a box set. Included in this collection is their debut album Good ‘n’ Cheap, produced by Link Wray and originally released on A&M Records in 1972, their rarely-heard second LP, Fear of Frying, originally released (barely) on Lee Michaels’ Squish Records in 1980, two songs from the band’s lone single released on Buffalo Records, and the previously unreleased London ’71 sessions produced by Chas Chandler.  Inside the 3xLP/2xCD package you’ll find a hand-crafted, 24-page booklet in the CD package, and 8-page insert in the LP package, containing extremely rare photos, show flyers, early press clippings, musicians and writer credits, and the definitive story of the band by acclaimed music writer Gene Sculatti, who called Good ‘n’ Cheap a “near-masterpiece” when he reviewed it for Creem Magazine in 1972.


CD 1:

Good ‘N’ Cheap Album
01. Party Party
02. Arkansas
03. Henry Morgan
04. The Factory
05. Face Down in the Meadow
06. Home to You
07. Song is Born of Riff and Tongue
08. Don’t Let Nobody
09. Runnin’ Down to Memphis
10. Pistol on a Shelf
11. Night Flight

Buffalo Single
12. I'm Gonna Put a Bar in the Back of My Car (& Drive Myself to Drink)
13. Morny Old Lady

Fear of Frying Album
14. Fire
15. Scene of the Crime
16. Forget About It
17. Louise
18. Lizard Love
19. You Lied
20. Driftin'
21. She Love Me
22. Action
23. Mover's Lament
24. Nonnie Nookie No

CD 2:

London '71 Album
01. Goin’ To Canada
02. I Can Call You
03. Right On Roger
04. Country Waltz
05. Give Me What's Mine
06. Across From Me
07. Waiting for My Ship
08. January
09. Give and Take
10. Funky But Clean
11. I'm Still the Same
12. 111 Avenue C


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