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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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Paul McCartney to release deluxe editions of “Venus and Mars” and “Wings at the Speed of Sound”

Paul McCartney to release deluxe editions of Venus and Mars and Wings at the Speed of Sound

"Venus and Mars" and "Wings at the Speed of Sound" are the next albums to receive the deluxe treatment as part of the Paul McCartney Archive Collection.

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Elvis Presley’s “That’s All Right” – 60th anniversary

Elvis Presley's That's All Right - 60th anniversary

We are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the day that Elvis Presley recorded "That's All Right" and kick-started one of the most remarkable careers in music history.

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“Elvis: That’s The Way It Is” 10-disc deluxe edition out in August

Elvis: That's The Way It Is 10-disc deluxe edition out in August

Read about the 10-disc box set featuring material recorded during the filming of the 1970 documentary "Elvis: That's The Way It Is".

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Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes In South Africa

Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes In South Africa

The documentary film "Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes in South Africa" is available to view online for a limited time.

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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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George Harrison and the Bee Gees to receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Written by admin on December 18, 2014 – 7:24 pm -

George Harrison and the Bee Gees will receive the Recording Academy’s ® Lifetime Achievement award at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in February.

The same honour will go to blues guitarist Buddy Guy, French composer Pierre Boulez, Tex-Mex accordionist Flaco Jiménez, country music duo the Louvin Brothers, and saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter.

The Trustees Award will go to producer Richard Perry, songwriters Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, and Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein.

Kurzweil Music Systems founder, Ray Kurzweil, will receive the Technical GRAMMY® Award.

The Lifetime Achievement Award honours performers who have made contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording, while the Trustees Award recognises outstanding contributions in areas other than performance. The awards are determined by vote of The Recording Academy’s National Board of Trustees.

The Technical GRAMMY Award is presented to individuals and companies who have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field. This is determined by vote of The Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing® Advisory Council and Chapter Committees, as well as The Academy’s Trustees.

These Special Merit Awards will be presented at an invitation-only ceremony held during GRAMMY Week on Saturday, February 7, 2015. There will also be a formal acknowledgment made during the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast the following evening.

Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow said:

This year we pay tribute to exceptional creators who have made prolific contributions to our culture and history. It is an honor and a privilege to recognize such a diverse group of talented trailblazers, whose incomparable bodies of work and timeless legacies will continue to be celebrated for generations to come.




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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2015

Written by admin on December 16, 2014 – 1:27 pm -

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced that the 2015 inductees will be Lou Reed, Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Bill Withers, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Ringo Starr will receive the Award For Musical Excellence and the “5” Royales will receive the Early Influence Award.

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Millie Kirkham, backing singer for Elvis, dies aged 91

Written by admin on December 15, 2014 – 10:06 am -

Millie Kirkham, who featured as a backing singer on many classic recordings by artists such as Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and Jim Reeves, has died aged 91. The singer suffered a stroke last week and had been in intensive care for days before passing away on Sunday (Dec 14th) at a hospital in Nashville.

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New releases update – December 2014

Written by admin on December 12, 2014 – 11:49 am -

New music releases December 2014

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

Highlights for December include:

  • Willie Nelson and Sister Bobbie’s “December Day – Willie’s Stash Vol. 1″ (2 Dec)
  • “Leonard Cohen – Live in Dublin” in multiple editions (2 Dec)
  • Shirley Bassey’s “Hello Like Before” in standard and deluxe editions (2 Dec)
  • AC/DC’s new studio album “Rock or Bust” (2 Dec)
  • “Sinatra – Live in London” 3 CD/DVD box set (9 Dec)
  • Supertramp’s “Crime of The Century – 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition” (9 Dec)
  • “The Rolling Stones – From the Vault: L.A. Forum” 3 LP/DVD edition (9 Dec)
  • “Blondie” 6 LP vinyl box set (9 Dec)
  • “The Kinks – The Anthology 1964-1971″ 5 CD box set (15 Dec)
  • “Cream: 1966-1972″ 7 LP box set (15 Dec).


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New music releases December 2014


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Sam Cooke – 50 years on

Written by admin on December 11, 2014 – 9:45 am -

The great Sam Cooke died 50 years ago today aged 33. The reason that the soul legend was shot will probably never be known with certainty, but the magnificence of his voice and charm of his recordings are in no doubt.

Sam Cooke

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