Music News - On December 7, Coldplay will celebrate their record-breaking A Head Full Of Dreams Tour with the release of Live In Buenos Aires (album) / Live In São Paulo (film) / A Head Full Of Dreams (Film, via Amazon Prime), on CD, DVD, vinyl and digital.
The Live In Buenos Aires album was recorded on 15 November 2017 - the final night of the A Head Full Of Dreams Tour. The 24 track audio set marks the first time that a Coldplay concert has been released in its entirety. The accompanying two hour concert film Live In São Paulo was filmed a week earlier on November 8, 2017.
The A Head Full Of Dreams Tour has been confirmed as the third biggest of all time, having played to more than 5.5 million fans across the world.
The combined live album / live concert film release - also known as the Butterfly package - is completed by the new A Head Full Of Dreams documentary film, which charts Coldplay’s colorful 20 year history.
In addition, Viva La Vida from Live In Buenos Aires is available to stream/download worldwide from today below, with the Live In São Paulo video of the song available on YouTube (see below).
Music News- Unchained Melodies: Roy Orbison with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is being released November 16 via Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings in partnership with Roy’s Boys LLC, the Nashville-based company founded by Roy Orbison’s sons to administer their father’s catalog and safeguard his legacy. Available on CD and digital formats on November 16, and double vinyl LP on November 23, this brand-new album infuses Orbison’s best original vocal performances with the emotion and world-class musicianship of the Royal Philharmonic, London’s most notable orchestra.
With the production team of Don Reedman and Nick Patrick again at the helm, Unchained Melodies is a fitting follow up to last year’s sensational A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Reedman and Patrick have an unparalleled track record in this field, having also produced If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Roy’s sons Wesley (guitar), Roy Jr. (guitar) and Alex (drums), contribute additional instrumentation on select tracks and are occasionally joined by the “Orbison women” on back up vocals – Wesley’s daughter Emily Orbison (whose husband, Cameron Davidson, engineered the session), Wesley’s fiancé Jennifer Hicks, Roy Jr.’s wife Åsa Orbison, and Alex’s wife Erika Wolf Orbison all participate, truly making Unchained Melodies a cross-generational family affair.
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Watch video about the making of Unchained Melodies: Roy Orbison with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra below-
Music News - Angelique Kidjo’s track-by-track re-imagining of Talking Heads’ landmark 1980 album ‘Remain in Light’ took the music world by storm this year. A newly recorded Amazon Original version of album highlight “The Great Curve” was recently released on Amazon Music featuring Alicia Keys on vocals and Questlove on drums, plus guitar from Blood Orange. Angelique has now unveiled the music video for the song. It features Angelique and Alicia Keys in the studio together, plus footage of fans from across the globe participating in a dance contest that Angelique initiated on social media. Watch “The Great Curve” below.
Kidjo partnered with super producer and 2015 Grammy Producer of the Year Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Rolling Stones, Beyonce) for her version of ‘Remain in Light,’ which brings the Talking Heads album full circle, back to the sounds of West Africa that inspired the original. This has led to a tremendous 2018: she performed “Once In A Lifetime” on Jimmy Kimmel Live, discussed the album with David Byrne on New Yorker Radio Hour, was profiled by Pitchfork, NPR’s Morning Edition, Rolling Stone and beyond.
She will continue touring ‘Remain In Light’ internationally through the year.
Music News - The video for her 1972 demo “Stayin Home” off the posthumous album, Where Do I Come From, by Maggie Roche (1951-2017), premiered. Maggie’s sister Suzzy Roche acknowledges that the Where Do I Come From project has been “quite an emotional roller coaster” for her. “Stayin Home” provides a visual souvenir of the late singer-songwriter. Michael Grenadier created the video in collaboration with Dick Connette. Watch/listen below.
Where Do I Come From, a 32-track, 2CD collection of songs by Maggie Roche, will be released by StorySound Records on what would have been the beloved singer’s 67th birthday, October 26th, providing a immersive and poignant look at one of our most original American songwriters.
Maggie, who passed away in 2017 after a long struggle with cancer, was at the center of the long-running and much-admired music group The Roches, created with her sisters Terreand Suzzy. Maggie composed her songs for three voices, fashioning the signature sound of The Roches. Where Do I Come From spans her entire music career, from her 1975 duo album with Terre, through The Roches 2007 reunion record. The collection, which has been compiled in close collaboration with Suzzy, also features four previously unreleased recordings: “Stayin’ Home,” an early song that provides a snapshot of a young feisty Maggie as she ventures out into the world. “Down The Dream,” a live studio track recorded after word that Columbia Records had doubts about the progress Maggie and Terre were making in their recording sessions. (Another version of the song wound up on the 1975 duo album Seductive Reasoning, but this demo is classic, unedited Maggie.) “Where Do I Come From,” the title track, was found among Maggie’s things after her death and is most likely the last song she wrote. The newly recorded Christmas song, “Christmas Love,” was not written in time to make it onto We Three Kings, the Roches cherished 1990 Christmas album. Her family, in loving memory, sings “Christmas Love” for this collection.