Notable Releases

Frank Sinatra, Antonio Carlos Jobim joint album goes deluxe

Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim

Frank Sinatra’s acclaimed 1967 album with Brazilian music legend Antonio Carlos Jobim, Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim, is expanded for its 50th Anniversary Edition, to be released April 7th on CD and digitally. On the same date, the remastered original album will be released on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl LP and in a limited blue vinyl edition, available exclusively from the Sinatra Shop.

Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim brought together two maestros from divergent musical worlds in a serene sigh of sun-dappled bossa-nova. In evening studio sessions at Hollywood’s Western Recorders between January 30 and February 1, 1967, Sinatra breathed new life into the album’s ten songs, accompanied vocally on four by Jobim, who also played guitar on the album. The album’s tracks include seven Jobim originals and three American Songbook classics, delicately arranged and conducted by Claus Ogerman with a studio orchestra, and produced by Sonny Burke.

“I haven’t sung so soft since I had the laryngitis,” joked Sinatra during their first evening together in the studio, easing into the hushed swing of the sessions.

Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim ascended Billboard’s albums chart in April 1967, peaking at No.19 and remaining on the chart for 28 weeks. The 50th Anniversary Edition’s CD and digital formats include two bonus tracks: A medley of “Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars”/”Change Partners”/”I Concentrate on You”/”The Girl from Ipanema” from A Man And His Music + Ella + Jobim, and a previously unreleased studio session of “The Girl from Ipanema” from January 31, 1967.

CD | 180-g LP

1. The Girl from Ipanema
2. Dindi
3. Change Partners
4. Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
5. Meditation
6. If You Never Come to Me
7. How Insensitive
8. I Concentrate on You
9. Baubles, Bangles and Beads
10. Once I Loved
11. Sinatra-Jobim Medley: Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars/Change Partners/I Concentrate on You/The Girl from Ipanema [Bonus Track]
12. The Girl from Ipanema [Bonus Track]


Three iconic Glen Campbell albums reissued on vinyl

Glen Campbell - Gentle on My Mind, Wichita Lineman, Galveston

Gentle on My Mind, Wichita Lineman and Galveston, the star-making albums that helped make Glen Campbell a global superstar and household name, will be reissued on vinyl on March 24th via Capitol Nashville/UMe. The three titles, which haven’t been available on vinyl for decades, will be released on standard black vinyl and housed in replicas of the original sleeve art. Each album will also receive a limited edition color run that will be available exclusively at at a later date.

Gentle on My Mind, released in 1967 on Capitol Records, was Campbell’s breakthrough album. It was the first to go to No. 1 on the country music charts and reach the platinum sales mark of one million albums sold. At its heart was the single, “Gentle on My Mind,” a cover of John Hartford’s original that so enchanted Campbell, he called in some of his buddies from his legendary studio band, The Wrecking Crew (which included Leon Russell), and recorded it himself to submit to his producer Al De Lory. His first major hit, the song earned him his first two Grammy Awards and made the Arkansas native a rising star.

Released as Campbell was becoming a television star, film actor and crossover sensation, Wichita Lineman remains Campbell’s best-selling album. The double-platinum release reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and stayed there for a month (bracketed by Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland and only unseated by The Beatles (The White Album). Wichita Lineman stayed atop the country music charts for 20 weeks and was the year’s top release in the genre. Centerpiece single, “Wichita Lineman,” written by Campbell’s songwriting soulmate Jimmy Webb, was nominated for Record of the Year at the Grammy Awards and Single of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards. In 2000, the title track – one of Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” – was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Campbell teamed up with Webb again for two hits on his next album, Galveston, released in 1969. The title track returned to No. 1 and was a crossover hit. The duo logged another minor hit with the follow up single, “Where’s the Playground Susie.” Campbell’s last platinum-selling album of his late-1960s run arrived as he began to host his own television variety show, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, and became a household name in the U.S.

Taken together, Gentle on My Mind, Wichita Lineman and Galveston capture the Country Music and Musicians Halls of Fame member at the height of his powers. A country superstar, a member of The Beach Boys with his fingerprints on music history, one of pop’s greatest guitar players – all his personas can be found on this amazing run of albums.

Glen Campbell - Gentle On My Mind

Gentle On My Mind

Side A

1. Gentle on My Mind
2. Catch the Wind
3. It’s Over
4. Bowling Green
5. Just Another Man
6. You’re My World

Side B

1. The World I Used to Know
2. Without Her
3. Mary in the Morning
4. Love Me As If There Were No Tomorrow
5. Cryin’

Wichita Lineman

Side A

1. Wichita Lineman
2. (Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay
3. If You Go Away
4. Ann
5. Words
6. Fate of Man

Side B

1.Dreams of the Everyday Housewife
2. The Straight Life
3. Reason to Believe
4. You Better Sit Down Kids
5. That’s Not Home

Glen Campbell - Glaveston


Side A

1. Galveston
2. Take My Hand for a While
3. If This is Love
4. Today
5. Got to Have Tenderness
6. Friends

Side B

1. Where’s the Playground Susie
2. Time
3. Until It’s Time for You to Go
4. Oh What a Woman
5. Every Time I Itch I End Up Scratchin’ You

‘Best of 50 Cent’ announced via UMe

Best Of 50 Cent

On March 31st, almost fifteen years after his explosive debut, UMe will release Best Of 50 Cent. This is 50 Cent’s first “Best Of” compilation, which will be issued on CD, double LP and at all digital retail outlets. It includes classic cuts from the albums Get Rich or Die Tryin’, The Massacre, Curtis, Before I Self Destruct, Music From And Inspired By Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ The Motion Picture and the In Too Deep Motion Picture Soundtrack. Best Of 50 Cent also features the non-album tracks “Get Up” and “I Get It In,” plus the bonus cut “How to Rob.” Among his many legendary collaborators included are Mobb Deep, Akon, Ne-Yo, The Madd Rapper, Nate Dogg, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, and Olivia, the first woman signed to 50 Cent’s G-Unit label.

Backed and produced by Dr. Dre, Eminem, and Mike Elizondo, Get Rich or Die Tryin’ was released in 2003. Its impact was immediate and undeniable, thanks to tracks like “21 Questions” (featuring Nate Dogg), “P.I.M.P.,” and the ubiquitous banger, “In Da Club.” Get Rich or Die Tryin’ and its combination of gangster grit and dark wit went on to sell over 12 million copies and topped the charts for nine weeks. The album has since been ranked as one of Rolling Stone magazine’s top 50 albums of the (00s) decade.

50 Cent’s 2005 sophomore album, The Massacre, sold almost five million units, debuted at No. 1 in the U.S., and earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Rap Album. Once again co-produced by the winning trio Dr. Dre, Eminem and Mike Elizondo, as well as Hi-Tek and Scott Storch, The Massacre yielded the hits “Disco Inferno,” “Candy Shop” (featuring Olivia), “Just a Lil Bit” and “Outta Control” (featuring Mobb Deep), with “Candy Shop” hitting No. 1 and “Outta Control” peaking at No. 6 in the U.S. That same year, 50 Cent made his acting debut in the semi-autobiographical movie Get Rich or Die Tryin’. Its soundtrack produced the hits “Hustler’s Ambition,” “Best Friend” (with Olivia)” and “Window Shopper,” all featured on this compilation.

In 2007, 50 Cent’s third album Curtis debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and featured the singles “Ayo Technology” (featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland), “Straight to the Bank,” “I Get Money” and “I’ll Still Kill” (featuring Akon), all included here. The hits “Baby by Me” (featuring Ne-Yo), from 2009’s Before I Self Destruct, “Get Up” and “I Get It In” (both non-album singles) are also included on Best Of 50 Cent.

Closing with Fifty’s debut single “How to Rob” (featuring The Madd Rapper) from the In Too Deep Motion Picture Soundtrack, Best Of 50 Cent is a career-spanning chronicle of one of music’s most compelling and influential rap artists, 50 Cent.

CD | 2 LP

1. In Da Club
2. 21 Questions (Feat. Nate Dogg)
3. P.I.M.P.
4. Disco Inferno
5. Candy Shop (Feat. Olivia)
6. Just a Lil Bit
7. Outta Control (Remix) (Feat. Mobb Deep)
8. Hustler’s Ambition
9. Best Friend (Remix) (Feat. Olivia)
10. Window Shopper
11. Ayo Technology (Feat. Justin Timberlake and Timbaland)
12. I Get Money
13. Straight to the Bank
14. I’ll Still Kill (Feat. Akon)
15. Get Up
16. I Get It In
17. Baby by Me (Feat. Ne-Yo)
18. How to Rob (Feat. The Madd Rapper) (BONUS TRACK)

* Release date for the LP is subject to change.

New Grateful Dead 11 CD box set detailed

Grateful Dead - May 1977: Get Shown The Light

The Grateful Dead played more than 2,000 concerts, but none continues to spark interest and provoke discussion quite like the band’s performance at Cornell University’s Barton Hall on May 8, 1977. It is one of the most collected, traded, and debated concerts by any band ever, has topped numerous fan polls through the years, and was a favorite of the group’s longtime archivist Dick Latvala, who stated: “Enough can’t be said about this superb show.” Even Uncle Sam got into the act in 2011 when the recording was “deemed so important to the history and culture of the United States” that a copy was added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of that magical show, will release May 1977: Get Shown The Light, a new 11-disc boxed set that features the commercial debut of the Cornell University show (5/8/77) along with three other previously unreleased concerts: Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT (5/5/77), Boston Garden, Boston, MA (5/7/77), and Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY (5/9/77). As if that weren’t enough, the source for these recordings is the legendary Betty Boards, which Jeffrey Norman has mastered in HDCD for unrivaled sound quality. The transfers from the master tapes were produced by Plangent Processes, further ensuring that this is the best, most authentic that Cornell (and the other three shows) has ever sounded.

“These four concerts have been the holy grail of wish-list releases both externally and internally for a long, long time,” says David Lemieux, Grateful Dead archivist and the set’s producer. “ During the 18+ years I’ve worked with the Grateful Dead, no concert has garnered as much attention and as many requests for release as Cornell, with the New Haven, Boston, and Buffalo shows following very closely behind. For those who didn’t know the history of these master tapes and about their absence from the band’s vault, and for those who have, like us, lamented this hole in the collection, we join with you in celebrating what might be, minute-for-minute, song-for-song, the most high quality Grateful Dead release ever produced.”

The set is available now for pre-order and will be shipped to arrive on May 5th, the anniversary of the first show in the collection. Production of the set is limited to 15,000 individually numbered copies and available exclusively from for $139.98. The set will also be available as a digital download in Apple Lossless ($99.98) and FLAC 192/24 ($124.98) exclusively at beginning on May 5th.

On the same day, Rhino will release the Barton Hall concert separately in multiple formats. Cornell 5/8/77 will be available as a three CD set, a limited edition five LP set (limited to 7,700 copies), as well as digital download and streaming.

May 1977: Get Shown The Light comes in an ornate box crafted by Grammy-winning graphic artist Masaki Koike. The set includes an in-depth essay by noted Dead scholar Nicholas G. Meriwether, who explores the memories and mysteries that surround this run of shows. The set also comes with Cornell ‘77: The Music, The Myth And The Magnificence Of The Grateful Dead’s Concert At Barton Hall (Cornell Press), a new book by Peter Conners dedicated to the Cornell show. The book will also be available for purchase separately.

Jerry Garcia, Donna Jean Godchaux, Keith Godchaux, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir had just completed Terrapin Station, the band’s ninth studio album, when they hit the road for a spring tour leading up to the album’s release in late July. This new set serves as a prequel of sorts to the May 1977 boxed set from 2013, which featured the next five shows from that magical tour. It adds further sonic evidence that the 1977 tour was truly a high-water mark in the Dead’s history.

The set lists played at the four shows included in this set – especially Barton Hall – offer up sweeping retrospectives of the band’s career, touching on the early psychedelic days (“Morning Dew” and “St. Stephen”), and the rootsy early-Seventies (“Uncle John’s Band” and “Tennessee Jed”) up to and including previewing songs from the group’s then-unreleased album Terrapin Station (“Estimated Prophet” and “Samson and Delilah.”)

Elevating this already extraordinary release is the fact that the recordings are sourced from the fabled Betty Boards, which are soundboard tapes made by Betty Cantor-Jackson, who was the Dead’s live recording engineer for many years. Since some of her tapes began circulating in the 1980s, her live recordings of the band have become the gold standard by which others are measured. After decades in limbo, more than 350 reels of her recordings are now part of the Grateful Dead’s musical vault. The July 1978 set released last year represented the first official release of the Bettys, with even more to come after May 1977: Get Shown The Light.

In the set’s liner notes, Meriwether captures how the Cornell show pulls together many of the disparate strands of the Grateful Dead phenomenon and the Deadhead experience, from the music and experience of the show to its recording and dissemination. “The story of Cornell ’77 is more than just a tale of another great Dead show, another enduring example of what [Dick] Latvala called ‘primal Dead’: It is the stuff of history and legend, myth and mystery, and how those all played out to finally produce this long-awaited, much anticipated release, forty years after the last notes of ‘One More Saturday Night’ rang out in the drafty, cavernous confines of Barton Hall that night.”

Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum

New Haven, CT (5/5/77)

CD 1:

  1. “Promised Land”
  2. “Sugaree”
  3. “Mama Tried”
  4. “El Paso”
  5. “Tennessee Jed”
  6. “Looks Like Rain”
  7. “Deal”
  8. “Lazy Lightning>”
  9. “Supplication”
  10. “Peggy-O”
  11. “The Music Never Stopped”

CD 2:

  1. “Bertha”
  2. “Estimated Prophet”
  3. “Scarlet Begonias>”
  4. “Fire On The Mountain>”
  5. “Good Lovin’”
  6. “St. Stephen>”
  7. “Sugar Magnolia”
  8. “Johnny B. Goode”
  9. Boston Garden

Boston, MA (5/7/77)

CD 3:

  1. “Bertha”
  2. “Cassidy”
  3. “Deal”
  4. “Jack Straw”
  5. “Peggy-O”
  6. “New Minglewood Blues”
  7. “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo>”
  8. “Big River”
  9. “Tennessee Jed”
  10. “The Music Never Stopped”

CD 4:

  1. “Terrapin Station”
  2. “Samson and Delilah”
  3. “Friend Of The Devil”
  4. “Estimated Prophet”

CD 5:

  1. “Eyes Of The World>”
  2. Drums>
  3. “The Wheel>”
  4. “Wharf Rat>”
  5. “Around and Around”
  6. “U.S. Blues”

Barton Hall (Cornell University)

Ithaca, NY (5/8/77)

CD 6:

  1. “New Minglewood Blues”
  2. “Loser”
  3. “El Paso”
  4. “They Love Each Other”
  5. “Jack Straw”
  6. “Deal”
  7. “Lazy Lightning>”
  8. “Supplication”
  9. “Brown-Eyed Women”
  10. “Mama Tried”
  11. “Row Jimmy”

CD 7:

  1. “Dancing In The Street”
  2. “Scarlet Begonias>”
  3. “Fire On The Mountain”
  4. “Estimated Prophet”
  5. Disc Eight
  6. “St. Stephen>”
  7. “Not Fade Away>”
  8. “St. Stephen>”
  9. “Morning Dew”
  10. “One More Saturday Night”

Buffalo Memorial Auditorium

Buffalo, NY (5/9/77)

CD 9:

  1. “Help On The Way>”
  2. “Slipknot>”
  3. “Franklin’s Tower”
  4. “Cassidy”
  5. “Brown-Eyed Women”
  6. “Mexicali Blues”
  7. “Tennessee Jed”
  8. “Big River”
  9. “Peggy-O”
  10. “Sunrise”
  11. “The Music Never Stopped”

CD 10:

  1. “Bertha>”
  2. “Good Lovin’”
  3. “Ship Of Fools”

CD 11:

  1. “Estimated Prophet>”
  2. “The Other One>”
  3. Drums>
  4. “Not Fade Away>”
  5. “Comes A Time>”
  6. “Sugar Magnolia”
  7. “Uncle Johns Band”

Brad Paisley pushes ‘Love And War’ to April 21st

Brad Paisley - Love And War

The album has been pushed back from March 3rd

Brad Paisley has confirmed that his new album, Love And War, will be released on April 21st via Sony Music Nashville. No reason was given why the project was pushed from its original March 3rd release date. The album will feature his current hit, “Today,” which enters the Top 5 on the Country Airplay charts this week.

Love And War is co-produced by Paisley and Luke Wooten and will be the entertainer’s 11th studio album release on Arista Nashville.

In May 2016, Paisley released “Without A Fight” with Demi Lovato. The song was announced as the first single from the album, but it is unknown if it will appear on the project as no track listing has been revealed as of press time.

Paisley’s most recent project, Brad Paisley’s Life Amplifed World Tour: Live at WVU, was released on December 23rd DVD and CD/DVD via MVD Entertainment. The concert special was produced by award-winning director Daniel E Catullo III (Rush, Rage Against The Machine, Dave Matthews Band) and was captured on his Life Amplified World Tour in 2016. The show features 20 of Paisley’s biggest hits filmed with 20 cameras.

Two Gin Blossoms reissues detailed for black, colored vinyl

Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Gin Blossoms’ debut album with two new reissues. The group’s first full-length studio album, New Miserable Experience, came out on August 4, 1992, on A&M Records, followed four years later by Congratulations, I’m Sorry, on February 13, 1996.

UMe will now reissue both albums on black and limited edition colored vinyl on March 24th, marking the 25th anniversary of the release of New Miserable Experience.

Recorded at the legendary Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN, New Miserable Experience was the follow-up to the band’s 1991 EP Up and Crumbling, and it was an apt description of the process. The band’s guitarist and chief songwriter Doug Hopkins was fired near the conclusion of the sessions because of his alcoholism, and then unexpectedly passed away in December, 1993, shortly after receiving his gold plaque for writing the hit single “Hey Jealousy,” leading to the title of their follow-up, Congratulations, I’m Sorry. Scotty Johnson, from The Feedbags assumed lead guitar duty following Doug Hopkins’ departure.

Upon its initial release, New Miserable Experience received lukewarm reviews and minor sales, but nearly a year later, the single “Hey Jealousy,” entered the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, spurring A&M to re-release the album – with a brand-new cover. New Miserable Experience went to #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and #30 on the Top 200, with “Hey Jealousy” peaking at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100, #20 on Top 40 Mainstream and #4 on Mainstream Rock Tracks. The follow-up, “Found Out About You,” went to #1 at Modern Rock Tracks, #5 on Mainstream Rock Tracks, #6 at Top 40 Mainstream, #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #38 at Adult Top 40. Other cuts from the album, like “Mrs. Rita,” scored in the Top 40 at Mainstream Rock Tracks, while “Until I Fall Away” charted at Adult Contemporary (#23), Mainstream Rock Tracks (#40), Modern Rock Tracks (#13) and Top 40 Mainstream (#13) and “Allison Road” scored at Mainstream Rock Tracks (#20) and Modern Rock Tracks (#39). The album spent three years on the charts, eventually selling nearly five million copies.

New Miserable Experience is notable for the way the band captures its desert surroundings, as well as the people and events that affected them in a way that anticipates the alt-country movement that was to come. Rolling Stone praised the album, saying “it sounds both fresh and highly personal.” A deluxe tenth anniversary reissue of New Miserable Experience came out in 2002 with an extra disc of demos, outtakes and live performances.

That album’s 1996 successor, Congratulations, I’m Sorry, spawned two more hits, peaking at #10 on the Billboard 200, featuring the band’s highest-charting single to date, “Follow You Down,” which spent 10 weeks in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #9. The multi-track hit scored airplay at Top 40 Adult Recurrents (#1), Adult Top 40 (#3), Top 40 Mainstream (#5), Mainstream Rock Tracks (#6) and Adult Contemporary (#22). Two more singles, “Day Job” (Mainstream Rock Tracks, Modern Rock Tracks) and “As Long As It Matters” (Billboard Hot 100 [#75], Adult Top 40, Top 40 Mainstream) achieved multi-format airplay. The latter earned the band a Grammy nomination for Best Performance by a Duo or Group, where they lost to The Beatles’ “Free as a Bird.” Thanks to a combination of non-stop touring and radio airplay, the album went on to sell more than 1.5 million in the U.S., but shortly after, Gin Blossoms took a four-year hiatus, returning to the road in 2001, and recording two more albums, including Major Lodge Victory (2006) and their most recent, No Chocolate Cake (2010).

Gin Blossoms continue to tour to sold-out audiences, performing over 100 shows a year with original members Robin Wilson, Jesse Valenzuela, Bill Leen, and Scotty Johnson.

Side A:

  1. Lost Horizons
  2. Hey Jealousy
  3. Mrs. Rita
  4. Until I Fall Away
  5. Hold Me Down
  6. Cajun Song

Side B:

  1. Hands Are Tied
  2. Found Out About You
  3. Allison Road
  4. 29
  5. Pieces of the Night
  6. Cheatin’

Gin Blossoms - Congratulations, I'm Sorry

Congratulations, I’m Sorry

Side A:

  1. Day Job
  2. Highwire
  3. Follow You Down
  4. Not Only Numb
  5. As Long As It Matters
  6. Perfectly Still

Side B:

  1. 7th Inning Stretch
  2. My Car
  3. Virginia
  4. Whitewash
  5. I Can’t Figure You Out
  6. Memphis Time
  7. Competition Smile

Alison Krauss announces exclusive Cracker Barrel edition of ‘Windy City’

Alison Krauss - Windy City

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has announced Alison Krauss as its latest artist to release an album under its Spotlight Music Program. The 27-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer will release her exclusive bonus track version of Windy City in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations nationwide and online at on Friday, February 17th.

As part of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Warehouse Sessions, Krauss is the second artist to be featured in the content series. The Warehouse Sessions are intimate recordings that unveil artists in a behind-the-scenes look. Offering the comfort of a southern backdrop for performances and interviews, the Cracker Barrel Décor Warehouse and Front Porch settings provide a casual atmosphere for artists to collaborate. Previous Warehouse Sessions and Front Porch Series performers include NEEDTOBREATHE, Dolly Parton and Pentatonix. Krauss adds to the growing list of talent collaborating in new ways with Cracker Barrel.

“Continuing our Warehouse Sessions, we have been blown away by Alison’s performances,” states Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Senior Marketing Manager Julie Ulmer. “Not only is her voice incredible, but the Décor Warehouse provides a collaborative atmosphere creating a unique sound from a variety of instruments. We are thrilled to partner with Alison to launch her solo album and know our guests will love her music as much as we do.”

Produced by seasoned veteran Buddy Cannon, Windy City is Krauss’ debut album for Capitol Records and features ten tracks, including a bonus track “Make The World Go Away” with Jamey Johnson, which was originally released as an exclusive to Cracker Barrel on his 2012 album Living For A Song.

Krauss carefully selected each track for the album alongside Cannon, who has produced for the likes of Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Loretta Lynn, Kenny Chesney, and more.

“We made music with the folks from Cracker Barrel many years ago, and it was great to be back alongside them again,” said Krauss.


  1. Losing You
  2. It’s Goodbye And So Long To You
  3. Windy City
  4. I Never Cared For You
  5. River In The Rain
  6. Dream Of Me
  7. Gentle On My Mind
  8. All Alone Am I
  9. Poison Love
  10. You Don’t Know Me
  11. Make The World Go Away Featuring Jamey Johnson

Big Machine announces ‘Nashville Duets’ album

Nashville Duets

Love is in the air for the cast of CMT’s hit TV show Nashville who come together once again to showcase their harmonious blend of on-screen and in-studio chemistry on the new Nashville Duets album, available at digital retailers worldwide Friday, February 17th. Released on Big Machine Records, the compilation features fan-favorite collaborations from some Music City’s most beloved characters and couples as heard throughout the series. Since the show’s record-breaking Season 5 premiere on CMT last month, the drama is reaching new heights as Nashville garners continuous excitement around the world. Earlier this week, it was announced that cast members Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson and Sam Palladio will return to Europe for a June tour across Glasgow, Birmingham, London, Brighton, Nottingham, Manchester, Dublin and Belfast. Tickets and other details available online.

Track Listing:

1. “If I Didn’t Know Better” | Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen
Written by: Arum Rae, John Paul White
2. “Wrong Song” | Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere
Written by: Marv Green, Sonya Isaacs, Jimmy Yeary
3. “When The Right One Comes Along” | Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio
Written by: Justin Davis, Georgia Middleman, Sarah Zimmermann
4. “Hold You In My Arms” | Jonathan Jackson, Hayden Panettiere
Written by: Sarah Siskind
5. “Can’t Say No To You” | Hayden Panettiere, Chris Carmack
Written by: Sarah Buxton, Jedd Hughes, Gordie Sampson
6. “Ball And Chain” | Connie Britton, Will Chase
Written by: Paul Kennerley, Tammi Lynn Kidd
7. “If Your Heart Can Handle It” | Chris Carmack, Aubrey Peeples
Written by: Dean Alexander, Jaida Dreyer
8. “I Ain’t Leavin’ Without Your Love” | Sam Palladio, Chaley Rose, Jonathan Jackson
Written by: Cary Barlowe, Justin Davis, Sarah Zimmermann
9. “He Ain’t Gonna Change” | Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere
Written by: Al Anderson, Karyn Rochelle
10. “The Rivers Between Us” | Connie Britton, Charles Esten
Written by: Eric Kaz, J.D. Souther
11. “Believing” | Charles Esten, Lennon & Maisy Stella
Written by: Tami Hinesh, Emily Shackelton, Kate York
12. “A Life That’s Good” | Lennon & Maisy Stella
Written by: Ashley Monroe, Sarah Siskind
13. “Ho Hey” | Lennon & Maisy Stella
Written by: Jeremy Fraites, Wesley Schultz
14. “All Of Me” | Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio
Written by: Phillip LaRue, Tim Lauer, Lindy Robbins
15. “Your Best (Acoustic Version)” | Lennon & Maisy Stella
Written by: Claire Guerreso

During tomorrow’s (Thurs, February 16th) new episode, the men of Nashville steal the spotlight debuting two new songs. Avery Barker (Jonathan Jackson) continues embracing music from an artist perspective with the country-rocker “Eye Of The Storm” while Clay Carter (Joseph David-Jones) showcases his soulful vocal on “Close To The Fire,” contemplating his relationship with Maddie Conrad (Lennon Stella). Both songs were penned by Keelan Donovan and Brian Loschiavo and are available now on iTunes.

Nashville airs Thursdays at 9 pm ET/PT only on CMT. Don’t forget to join the conversation after the show during “NASHCHAT,” a CMT Facebook Live series, hosted by radio personality Amy Brown at 10 pm ET.

Since the show’s 2012 debut, Big Machine Records has released eight Nashville soundtracks. The music has collectively sold more than one million albums and five million single-track downloads with over 200 million streams to date. Nashville has also garnered multiple Emmy, Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice awards nominations.

Pink Floyd ‘The Early Years, 1965-1972: Individual Volumes’ detailed

The Early Years, 1965-1972: Individual Volumes

Pink Floyd will release a series of book-bound individual collections of the band’s seminal music from 1965-1972 on March, 24th. The six individual collections were first released as part of The Early Years 1965-1972 box set.

Whether a fan of the early Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd, or to the final moments before The Dark Side of The Moon, there is something for everyone in these volumes for fans and newcomers alike. The stand-alone packages were originally released exclusively as the full Early Years: 1965-1972 box set that was reviewed as one of the best box sets of 2016 but are now available as separate volumes broken down by years 1965-1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 and finally 1972. Outtakes and demos from the band’s early albums including The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, A Saucerful Of Secrets, Meddle and Atom Heart Mother are included in these packages.

Each package documents the creative genius behind each Pink Floyd recording and even the titles (Cambridge St/Ation, Germin/Ation, Dramatis/Ation, Devi/Ation, Reverb/Ation, OBFUSC/ation have been dreamed up by Roger Waters to give an insight into where the band was at that particular point in their career.

The Early Years: Individual Volumes afford fans the opportunity to hear the evolution of the band and witness their part in the cultural revolution from their earliest recordings and studio sessions to the years prior to the release of The Dark Side Of The Moon, one of the biggest selling albums of all time. From the single Arnold Layne to the 20-minute epic “Echoes,” fans will see the invention of psychedelic progressive rock via an insightful collection that explores the Pink Floyd story from the time Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason and Syd Barrett met at London’s Regent Street Polytechnic through to Syd’s departure and David Gilmour joining the band to form the iconic lineup.

For fans wishing to immerse themselves in the full Pink Floyd story, the complete box set The Early Years: 1965-1972 collates all of the individual volumes plus extra discs, collectibles and memorabilia exclusive to the box set. In addition to the individual volumes and the deluxe set, a 2 CD highlights album The Early Years – CRE/ATION is also available.

1965-1967 CAMBRIDGE ST/ATION 2 CD/DVD/Blu-ray

Covering Syd Barrett’s time with the band, from the pre-EMI demos, through the non-album hit singles and related tracks, the first volume also features previously unreleased tracks like Vegetable Man and In The Beechwoods (newly mixed), plus BBC session recordings. Pink Floyd have also acquired the tapes of an unreleased 1967 concert in Stockholm.

The DVD/Blu-ray includes historic TV performances plus some of Pink Floyd’s own film material:

  • Early 1965 recordings and early singles
  • Vegetable Man, In The Beechwoods, John Latham, Stockholm concert
  • Promo clips, TV appearances, rare footage
  • Replica memorabilia from the period


This volume explores the time immediately after Syd Barrett’s departure, when Pink Floyd were still writing singles and at the same time developing their own unique, more instrumentally-based style. There are non-album single releases, plus a recently discovered session at Capitol Records studios in Los Angeles, BBC sessions and other tracks.

DVD/Blu-ray includes the recently restored promo clip of Point Me At The Sky, some international TV performances and a selection of song material from other television shows:

  • Early singles, BBC Radio sessions
  • Tracks from Capitol Studios, LA
  • Promo clip, TV appearances, rare footage
  • Replica memorabilia from the period


In 1969 Pink Floyd unveiled their 2-part conceptual live production of The Man and The Journey, covering a 24-hour period of dreaming, waking and other activities. Never released in that form, however some of the songs were used on the ‘More’ soundtrack and the Ummagumma album. This volume refers back to The Man and The Journey tour with live performances in Amsterdam and for the BBC in London, but also includes the bonus tracks from the More soundtrack that were used in the film but not on record, plus non-album tracks like the early version of Embryo from the Harvest sampler Picnic.

Video material includes 20 minutes of The Man/The Journey rehearsal at the Royal Festival Hall, directed by Anthony Stern, including Afternoon (Biding My Time), The Beginning (Green Is The Colour), Nightmare (Cymbaline), Beset By Creatures Of The Deep and The End Of The Beginning (the last part of A Saucerful Of Secrets), plus other live performance footage from that year:

  • The Man & The Journey live
  • TV appearances, rare footage
  • Interstellar Overdrive with Frank Zappa
  • Replica memorabilia from the period

1970 DEVI/ATION 2 CD/2 DVD/Blu-ray

At the end of 1969 and in the early part of 1970, Pink Floyd recorded and mixed their contribution to Michelangelo Antonioni’s alternative view of US society, Zabriskie Point. Three songs were released on the soundtrack album, and a further four in the expanded CD edition in 1997. Never released on one Pink Floyd disc, this volume compiles remixed and updated versions of the Zabriskie Point audio material.

In the same year, Pink Floyd scored their first UK Number One album with Atom Heart Mother, a collaboration with Ron Geesin, and the audio includes the first performance for the BBC, featuring an orchestra and choir, as well as, on DVD, the original Quad mix.

Video material includes a full hour of Pink Floyd performing live at San Francisco cable TV station KQED plus extracts from historic performances of ‘Atom Heart Mother’, and material from French TV coverage of the St. Tropez festival in Southern France.

  • Atom Heart Mother band-only versions
  • BBC Radio session, Zabriskie Point mixes
  • Concert footage and improvisations
  • Atom Heart Mother original 4.0 Quad mix
  • Replica memorabilia from the period


In 1971 Pink Floyd recorded the Meddle album, containing the LP side-long Echoes, regarded by many as laying the groundwork for The Dark Side Of The Moon, and, as such, is an important part of the Pink Floyd canon.

This package includes part of the original demos, when the project gestated from Nothing to Return Of The Son Of Nothing, as well as a contemporary BBC session recording.

Audio-visual material includes the original unreleased Quad mix of Echoes but also material of live band performances in 1971, including songs performed with Roland Petit and his Marseille ballet company.

  • BBC Radio session, Nothing Part 14
  • Concert footage and documentaries
  • Echoes original 4.0 Quad mix
  • Replica memorabilia from the period

1972 OBFUSC/ATION 2 CD/DVD/Blu-ray

In 1972 Pink Floyd travelled to Hérouville, north of Paris, to record at Strawberry Studios there, based in the town’s Chateau. In a remarkable two weeks, they wrote and recorded one of their most cohesive albums, ‘Obscured By Clouds’, the soundtrack to Barbet Schroeder’s La Vallée.

Additionally, 1972 saw the release of Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii, a film of the band performing without an audience in the historic Roman amphitheatre of Pompeii, directed by Adrian Maben. The video material includes the performances from the ‘Live At Pompeii’ film, edited to new 5.1 audio mixes, plus material from contemporary French TV as well as performances from Brighton Dome in June 1972 and further performances with the Roland Petit ballet company:

  • Obscured By Clouds 2016 remix
  • Live at Pompeii 2016 stereo mixes
  • Documentaries inc. Roland Petit ballet
  • Pompeii concert film in 5.1 sound
  • Replica memorabilia from the period

Ian Anderson announces ‘Jethro Tull – The String Quartet’ album

Jethro Tull - The String Quartets

Formed in 1968, Jethro Tull has released 30 studio and live albums, selling more than 60 million copies worldwide. With nearly 50 years’ history, the band has performed more than 3,000 concerts in 40 countries, playing 100+ concerts each year. Now, Ian Anderson, John O’Hara, and the Carducci Quartet are set to release Jethro Tull – The String Quartets, a collection of 12 re-imagined Tull classics, allowing Tull fans and classical music connoisseurs to enjoy the band’s vast catalog in a new way.

The album will be available in the U.S. on March 24th via BMG/The End Records on CD and LP.

In addition, Ian Anderson is returning to the United States for three rock tours in 2017; firstly, during this May and June in the Mountain States, Texas, and Oklahoma. These concerts are Best of Jethro Tull multimedia performances billed as “Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson” and feature the regular rock band. They will take place in Albuquerque, El Paso, Sugar Land (Houston), Austin, and Durant OK. Tickets for Albuquerque, El Paso, Austin and Durant are on sale now. Sugar Land tickets go on sale Friday, February 24th. Stay tuned for an announcement for one more show for the May tour.

There will be a special concert of Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson with the Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Amphitheater, in Morrison, Colorado, on May 26th.

May 26th – Red Rocks Amphitheater; Morrison, CO (with the Colorado Symphony)
May 27th – Route 66 Casino; Legends Theatre, Albuquerque, NM
May 28th – Plaza Theatre PAC; El Paso, TX
May 30th – Smart Financial Centre; Sugar Land (Houston), TX
May 31st – ACL Live at the Moody Theater; Austin, TX
June 1st – Choctaw Casino, Choctaw Grand Theater; Durant, OK

In 2017, Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson will play in Australia and New Zealand during April with further tours and concerts throughout Europe, USA and South America later in the year.

Ian is accompanied by Tull members David Goodier (bass), John O’Hara (keyboards), Florian Opahle (guitar), Scott Hammond (drums).