Rooting for Mr. Robot!

I really hope Rami Malek, who plays Elliot Alderson on Mr. Robot wins the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series on Sunday night. He’s been amazing to watch and to identify with his unique hacker mind.

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The show is a fascinating tour de force for us. We have worked hard to catch up with the Wednesday night airings thanks to Amazon and USA Network providing the video libraries for Season 1 and Season 2 respectfully.

I was happy to see that Mr. Robot composer Mac Quayle won the Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score) on 9/10. The music is riveting and compelling.

Hard to believe there is just one more show left this season…

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Anderson/Stolt – Know (Official Video)

Taken from the Anderson/Stolt album, ‘Invention Of Knowledge’, Inside Out Music 2016.

Jon Anderson‘s daughter, Deborah has created this video for the ‘Invention of Knowledge’ album, it’s the beginning song of part 4.

Led Zeppelin – The Complete BBC Sessions

New music from The Complete BBC Sessions, an updated and newly remastered version with eight unreleased BBC recordings and including three rescued from a previously “lost” session from 1969, is coming on September 16. Pre-order your copy here: http://www.ledzeppelin.com

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Angelo Badalamenti, Twin Peaks Soundtrack (180G, Colored Vinyl)

Here’s another cool collectible from one of my favorite stores in the East Village, The Turntable Lab.

I love this television show. One of these days I will own the Blu-ray series of Twin Peaks.

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One of the greatest scores ever recorded is finally back in print for the first time in 25 years!

Death Waltz Recordings went all out with this beautiful pressing of the original Twin Peaks Soundtrack giving it the super-deluxe reissue treatment featuring 180 gram “Damn Fine Coffee” vinyl, 425gsm die-cut sleeve with spot varnish text, lyric sheet + liner notes from the composer Angelo Badalamenti, top-loading obi strip, and David Lynch-approved artwork by Sam Smith.

I’m glad that after 25 years, Death Waltz Recording Company has re-released the original soundtrack for Twin Peaks for a new audience to enjoy. This is my defining work as a composer and I’m happy it will get a fresh listen” – Angelo Badalamenti, 2016.

 

Rick Wakeman – Gastank

Rick Wakeman has another Pledge Music crowdfunding project, Gastank.

Originally the idea was for Jon Lord and Ian Paice to have their own music talkback program interviewing music personalities, but Jon had to pull out at the last moment.
In steps Rick Wakeman who filled his shoes beautifully.

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Gastank was an English television show that aired between 1982–1983 on Channel 4. Hosted by Rick Wakeman and Tony Ashton the show featured a mix of interviews with 1970s musicians and impromptu performances where the guest artist would join Rick and his house band in playing re-arranged versions of their classic songs, or entirely new pieces created for the show.

The format was very informal with the setting likened to a bar where Wakeman would interview the guest over a drink or two followed by their performance in front of a small studio audience sitting in groups at tables. Wakeman would frequently cite the show as an opportunity for musicians from different bands to get the opportunity to work together.

During its run, the show featured guests as diverse as: Rick Parfitt, Ian Paice, Steve Hackett, Maggie Bell, Roy Wood, Andy Fairweather Low, John Entwistle, Godley and Creme, Suzy Quatro, Donovan, The Strawbs, Eric Burdon, Chris Farlowe, Frankie Miller, Phil Lynott, Alvin Lee, and many others.

Now for the first time on DVD all the episodes of Gastank along with a CD of these now seminal music performances of Rick and his guests.

“For many years, many of you have been asking us to release this material from the show I presented with Tony Ashton back in the early 80’s. Gastank was an opportunity for iconic musicians from different bands to get the opportunity to perform live together.
I can now happily announce that much of Gastank is now available . I hope it brings back memories and for those not around when the programmes went out , enjoy some unique performances.” – Rick Wakeman

There will only be 750 of the Special Limited Edition Boxset.

Meatloaf – Braver Than We Are

September continues to bring a bountiful harvest of new and exciting music.

Meat Loaf, the rock legend who along with songwriter/producer Jim Steinman broke sales records with the classic multi-platinum albums “Bat Out of Hell” and “Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell,” announces their reunion on the new album “Braver Than We Are” featuring 10 new Steinman songs performed as only Meat Loaf can! The project also showcases another reunion with vocalists Ellen Foley and Karla DeVito ( vocalists from the smash hit “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” ) on the epic song and first single ‘Going All The Way’.

Tracks

  1. Who Needs the Young
  2. Going All The Way Is Just the Start (A Song in 6 Movements)
  3. Speaking In Tongues
  4. Loving You’s a Dirty Job (But Somebody’s Gotta Do It)
  5. Souvenirs
  6. Only When I Feel
  7. More
  8. Godz
  9. Skull of Your Country
  10. Train of Love

The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Ever since we visited Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee last year I have a newfound respect for Elvis Presley. He is the man who changed the course of popular music as the biggest selling solo artist in music history (having sold an astonishing one billion records worldwide!).

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A new Elvis Presley Album, The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be released October 21 On Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings. The new album features powerful Elvis vocal performances with brand-new orchestral accompaniment.

Following on from the 2015 release of the chart-topping Sony Music Legacy Recordings album “If I Can Dream,” which sold in excess of a million units in the United Kingdom and Europe and a scheduled follow-up album titled “The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,” comes the announcement of the world exclusive live concert experience featuring Elvis Presley on the big screen and backed by a full symphony orchestra for a ten date arena tour in Europe in May 2017.(with a very special personal appearance by Priscilla Presley) The European dates will follow hot on the heels of six arena concerts in the United Kingdom in November 2016, which are all set to be sold out.

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TRACK LISTING

A Big Hunk O’ Love
I’ve Got A Thing About You Baby
Suspicious Minds
Don’t
I Just Can’t Help Believin’
Just Pretend
Love Letters
Amazing Grace
Starting Today
Kentucky Rain
Memories
Let It Be Me
Always On My Mind
The Wonder Of You
BONUS TRACK:
Just Pretend [duet with Helene Fischer]

Ian Hunter – Fingers Crossed

Ian Hunter’s forthcoming studio album, Fingers Crossed (September 16th) unveils ten new, self-penned songs including his much-anticipated homage to David Bowie ‘Dandy’. Recorded at HOBO Studios in New Jersey, and co-produced by Hunter and Andy York, the record features his magnificent Rant Band and is the follow-up to 2012’s acclaimed When I’m President.

Track Listing:

1. That’s When the Trouble Starts
2. Dandy
3. Ghosts
4. Fingers Crossed
5. White House
6. Bow Street Runners
7. Morpheus
8. Stranded in Reality
9. You Can’t Live in the Past
10. Long Time