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Led Zeppelin’s “Physical Graffiti” reissue to include previously unreleased recordings

Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti reissue to include previously unreleased recordings

Led Zeppelin's "Physical Graffiti" will receive the deluxe treatment in February to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the album.

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Bob Marley & The Wailers – Easy Skanking in Boston ’78

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Easy Skanking in Boston '78

"Bob Marley & The Wailers - Easy Skanking in Boston '78" features a previously unreleased show captured at the Boston Music Hall on June 8, 1978.

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Elvis Presley’s first recording sells for $240,000

Elvis Presley's first recording sells for $240,000

The acetate of Elvis Presley's first recording, "My Happiness," has sold for $240,000 at an auction held at Graceland in Memphis.

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Musicians we lost in 2014

Musicians we lost in 2014

As 2014 comes to an end, we remember some of the many musicians who passed away over the last 12 months.

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“Bob Dylan and The Band – The Basement Tapes Complete” box set

Bob Dylan and The Band - The Basement Tapes Complete box set

Check out an unreleased song from the highly anticipated 6-CD box set, which brings together all of the recordings from Bob Dylan's so-called "Basement Tapes".

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New releases

New releases

Check the new and upcoming CD, Blu-ray and DVD music releases.

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“The Beatles: All These Years Volume  1: Tune In” – Review

The Beatles: All These Years Volume 1: Tune In - Review

George Smith reviews the first of Mark Lewisohn's three-volume biography of The Beatles.

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Conan O’Brien interviews music historian Peter Guralnick

Conan O'Brien interviews music historian Peter Guralnick

Watch Conan O'Brien's in-depth interview with music historian Peter Guralnick.

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Song of the week

Song of the week

Each week we showcase a classic track as Song of the Week. Check the current and past choices.

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Before they were famous – high school yearbook photos

Before they were famous - high school yearbook photos

See if you can identify these stars before they were famous.

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Mark Knopfler announces new album, single and tour

Written by admin on January 21, 2015 – 3:34 pm -

Mark Knopfler has announced that his eighth solo album, “Tracker,” will be released in March, ahead of a European tour that begins in May. The album will feature 11 tracks, including his new single, “Beryl,” which is available to download now.

Mark Knopfler - Tracker

“Beryl” is inspired by the novelist, Beryl Bainbridge.

The “Tracker” tracklist is as follows:

  1. Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes
  2. Basil
  3. River Towns
  4. Skydiver
  5. Mighty Man
  6. Broken Bones
  7. Long Cool Girl
  8. Lights of Taormina
  9. Silver Eagle
  10. Beryl
  11. Wherever I Go featuring Ruth Moody.


There will also be a deluxe edition that features the following bonus tracks:

  1. 38 Special
  2. My Heart Has Never Changed
  3. Terminal of Tribute To
  4. Heart of Oak.

Knopfler says:

The album title Tracker arrived out of me trying to find my way over the decades. Out of me tracking time – looking at people, places and things from my past, and out of the process of tracking as in recording tracks in the studio.


You can download the single now and pre-order the standard and deluxe editions of “Tracker” via the links below:

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Knopfler’s European tour kicks off in Dublin, Ireland on May 15 and concludes in Barcelona, Spain on July 31. The tour dates are as follows:

  • May 15, 2015 – Dublin, Ireland, 3Arena
  • May 16, 2015 – Manchester, United Kingdom, Manchester Phones 4u Arena
  • May 17, 2015 – Sheffield, United Kingdom, Motorpoint Arena
  • May 19, 2015 – Glasgow, United Kingdom, The SSE Hydro
  • May 20, 2015 – Newcastle, United Kingdom, Metro Radio Arena
  • May 22, 2015 – London, United Kingdom, The O2
  • May 23, 2015 – Birmingham, United Kingdom, LG Arena
  • May 25, 2015 – London, United Kingdom, Royal Albert Hall
  • May 26, 2015 – London, United Kingdom, Royal Albert Hall
  • May 28, 2015 – Assago (Milano), Italy, Mediolanum Forum
  • May 29, 2015 – Nice, France, Palais Nikaïa
  • May 31, 2015 – Salem, Germany, Schloss
  • Jun 01, 2015 – Zürich, Switzerland, Hallenstadion
  • Jun 02, 2015 – Paris, France, Le Zénith Paris – La Villette
  • Jun 03, 2015 – Paris, France, Le Zénith Paris – La Villette
  • Jun 05, 2015 – Antwerp, Belgium, Sportpaleis
  • Jun 06, 2015 – Amsterdam, Netherlands, Ziggo Dome
  • Jun 08, 2015 – Stavanger, Norway, DNB Arena
  • Jun 09, 2015 – Bergen, Norway, Plenen, Bergen Calling Festival
  • Jun 10, 2015 – Oslo, Norway, Norwegian Wood Festival
  • Jun 12, 2015 – Trondheim, Norway, Sverresborg Arena, Trondheim Festival
  • Jun 13, 2015 – Uppsala, Sweden, Botaniska Trädgården
  • Jun 14, 2015 – Copenhagen, Denmark, Tivoli – Plænen / Main Stage
  • Jun 16, 2015 – Hamburg, Germany, O2 World
  • Jun 17, 2015 – Dortmund, Germany, Westfalenhalle
  • Jun 19, 2015 – Mainz, Germany, Zollhafen Nordmole
  • Jun 20, 2015 – Mannheim, Germany, SAP Arena
  • Jun 21, 2015 – Köln, Germany, Lanxess Arena
  • Jul 04, 2015 – Bad Kissingen, Germany, Luitpoldpark
  • Jul 05, 2015 – Stuttgart, Germany, Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
  • Jul 07, 2015 – Hannover, Germany, TUI Arena
  • Jul 08, 2015 – Berlin, Germany, O2 World
  • Jul 09, 2015 – Leipzig, Germany, Arena Leipzig
  • Jul 11, 2015 – München, Germany, Olympiahalle
  • Jul 12, 2015 – Klam (Nr. Linz), Austria, Castle Clam
  • Jul 13, 2015 – Kraków, Poland, Kraków Arena
  • Jul 14, 2015 – St. Margarethen, Austria, Steinbruch
  • Jul 16, 2015 – Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, France, Stade des Burgondes, Guitar en Scene Festival
  • Jul 17, 2015 – Sion, Switzerland, Plaine de Tourbillon, Sion sous les Etoiles
  • Jul 18, 2015 – Piazzola Sul Brenta (Padova), Italy, Anfiteatro Camerini – Company Arena
  • Jul 20, 2015 – Barolo (Cuneo), Italy, Piazza Colbert – Collisioni Festival
  • Jul 21, 2015 – Rome, Italy, Cavea – Auditorium Parco della Musica
  • Jul 22, 2015 – Lucca, Italy, Piazza Napoleone – Lucca Summer Festival
  • Jul 24, 2015 – Lanuza, Huesca, Spain, Auditorio de Lanuza, Festival Pirineos Sur
  • Jul 25, 2015 – Hoyos del Espino, Avila, Spain, Finco Megosillo, Festival Músicos en la Naturaleza
  • Jul 26, 2015 – Sevilla, Spain, Estadio Olímpico
  • Jul 28, 2015 – Oeiras (Lisbon), Portugal, EDP Cool Jazz Fest, Parque dos Poetas
  • Jul 29, 2015 – Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Multiusos Fontes do Sar
  • Jul 31, 2015 – Barcelona, Spain, Poble Espanyol.



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Streisand’s “Partners” certified Platinum

Written by admin on January 21, 2015 – 12:58 pm -

The Recording Industry Association of America has certified Barbra Streisand’s album “Partners” as Platinum, with over 1,000,000 sold. “Partners” is Streisand’s 31st Platinum album, which is the most achieved by any female recording artist. She also has 53 Gold and 14 multi-Platinum albums.

Barbra Streisand Partners duet album

“Partners” entered the Billboard 200 at number one when released last September, which made Streisand the only recording artists to have a number one release in six consecutive decades. This was Streisand’s tenth album to hit the top spot, which is the most achieved by any female artist in Billboard’s history.

The 12-song album features duets with Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, Babyface, Jason Gould, Josh Groban, Billy Joel, John Legend, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Blake Shelton, Stevie Wonder and Elvis Presley. It has been nominated for a 2015 Grammy in the category of “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.”

Next month, Streisand will receive the American Society of Cinematographers 2015 Board of Governors Award in honour of her achievements in advancing the art and craft of filmmaking.

Barbra Streisand – “Partners” medley


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Bob Marley & The Wailers – Easy Skanking in Boston ’78

Written by admin on January 13, 2015 – 5:23 pm -

Universal Music Group will begin their yearlong commemoration of what would have been Bob Marley’s 70th birthday with the release of “Bob Marley & The Wailers – Easy Skanking in Boston ’78” in February.

Fans can expect a series of music and video releases throughout the year, including previously unheard material from the Marley family vaults.

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Easy Skanking in Boston '78

“Bob Marley & The Wailers – Easy Skanking in Boston ’78” features a previously unreleased show captured at the Boston Music Hall on June 8, 1978. The show will be available as an audio-only edition, as well as deluxe editions with the audio and bonus video content on DVD or Blu-ray. The video content was filmed by a fan using a handheld camera. The complete show was captured on audio, but there are gaps in the video that will be filled in with animated footage created by S77 and Matt Reed, whose previous credits include videos for Cee Lo Green and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The following tracks are featured on “Bob Marley & The Wailers – Easy Skanking in Boston ’78″:

  1. Slave Driver
  2. Burnin’ & Lootin’
  3. Them Belly Full
  4. The Heathen
  5. Rebel Music
  6. I Shot The Sheriff
  7. Easy Skanking
  8. No Woman No Cry
  9. Lively Up Yourself
  10. Jamming
  11. War / No More Trooble
  12. Get Up Stand Up
  13. Exodus.


You can pre-order “Bob Marley & The Wailers – Easy Skanking in Boston ’78” via the links below.

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Led Zeppelin’s “Physical Graffiti” reissue to include previously unreleased recordings

Written by admin on January 12, 2015 – 4:57 pm -

Led Zeppelin’s “Physical Graffiti” will receive the deluxe treatment in February to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the album.

The album was originally released in February 1975 and would become one of the band’s most highly rated albums, thanks to memorable songs such as “Kashmir” and “Trampled Under Foot”. It was also a huge commerical success and has been certified 16x platinum in the US.

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New releases update – January 2015

Written by admin on January 11, 2015 – 4:36 pm -

New music releases January 2015

The New Releases page has been updated to include this month’s music CD, DVD and Blu-ray releases from classic artists.

Highlights for January include:

  • “Elvis Presley – The 60’s Album Collection, Vol. 1 1960-1965″ 15 album download set (6 Jan)
  • Moody Blues’ “The Magnificent Moodies – 50th Anniversary” deluxe and standard editions (13 Jan)
  • “Extreme II – Pornograffitti Deluxe Edition” 2-CD collection (20 Jan)
  • Deluxe editions of Jellyfish’s “Bellybutton” and “Spilt Milk” (20 Jan)
  • Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga’s “Cheek to Cheek – Live” on DVD and Blu-ray (20 Jan)
  • Rainbow’s “A Light In The Black” 5 CD/DVD box set (26 Jan – UK only).


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