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Feb 27, 2015 | 2CELLOS Release New Music Video For "Hysteria"

New Album Celloverse Out Now

On 42-city Tour Now - Sold Out!!!

Feb 27, 2015

NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 2CELLOS, music's most electric and dynamic instrumental duo, release a new music video for "Hysteria" by Muse. Check it out here.

In the new video, the 2CELLOS are placed under the watchful eye of a nurse in an asylum diagnosed with "hysteria." Are they actually crazy or are they being confined for creative genius?

2CELLOS new album Celloverse (Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks) is available now.  It is supported by a world tour with 42 U.S. sold out dates happening now.

Self-produced by Sulic and Hauser, Celloverse showcases 2CELLOS' unique ability to reinvent current and classic rock/pop songs, starting with "The Trooper Overture," a metal-meets-classical mash up of Iron Maiden's hit and Rossini's "William Tell Overture." The album includes their take on AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" (video has 34 million views!), the hit pop song "Wake Me Up" by Avicii, "I Will Wait" by Mumford & Sons and Michael Jackson's "They Don't Care About Us." Rounding out Celloverse is the Paul McCartney classic "Live and Let Die," with special guest Lang Lang and the title track, an original song penned and arranged by 2CELLOS.

2CELLOS are the first instrumentalists to be featured on Glee.  They have also appeared on the Today Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show, and The Bachelor Live Wedding Special.  Their self-titled debut album and IN2ITION are available on Sony Music Masterworks.

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Feb 24, 2015 | Celtic Thunder And Legacy Recordings Unite For Major Catalog Partnership




Feb 24, 2015

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Celtic Thunder and Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, have announced a new catalog partnership, set to begin with the upcoming release of The Very Best of Celtic Thunder. The 20-song collection – which includes seven all-time Celtic Thunder favorites updated and re-recorded by the current ensemble – arrives in stores on March 10.

Celtic Thunder and Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, have announced a new catalog partnership, set to begin with the upcoming release of The Very Best of Celtic Thunder. The 20-song collection - which includes seven all-time Celtic Thunder favorites updated and re-recorded by the current ensemble - arrives in stores on March 10.

Three times named as Billboard's "Top World Music Artist," "Top World Music Album," and "Top World Music Imprint," Celtic Thunder has celebrated Celtic music and heritage over the course of 11 albums and nine concert specials, all featuring stirring ensemble numbers as well as solo performances showcasing each individual member's distinctive gifts. Each new production has proven more magical and creative than the last, employing dramatic imagery, lighting, and choreography to conjure the true spirit of Celtic lore and legend.

The Very Best of Celtic Thunder gathers 20 all-ensemble highlights from Celtic Thunder's most beloved productions, spanning Irish and Celtic folk standards "She Moved Thru The Fair," "Mo Ghile Mear" to contemporary classics such as "Hallelujah," "Mull Of Kintyre," and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For." Celtic Thunder showstoppers like "Heartland" and the unforgettable finale, "Ireland's Call," showcase the vocal dexterity and wonderful harmonies of the ensemble's principal artists, including Keith Harkin, Ryan Kelly, George Donaldson, Neil Byrne, Emmett O'Hanlon, Colm Keegan, Emmet Cahill, Damian McGinty, and Paul Byrom. Also featured are rousing group numbers "A Place In The Choir," "Seven Drunken Nights," and "Rocky Road To Dublin," as well as longtime fan favorites "Steal Away," "Maid Of Culmore," and "Star Of The County Down."

The Very Best of Celtic Thunder features songs originally found on 2008's Celtic Thunder: The Show and Celtic Thunder: The Show Act Two, as well as Take Me Home (2009), It's Entertainment! (2010), Storm (2011), Heritage (2011), Voyage (2012), and Mythology (2013). Those chart-topping collections – as well as Celtic Thunder Christmas (2010), Voyage II (2012) and Holiday Symphony (2014) – will all be reissued by Legacy in the coming months. In addition, Celtic Thunder's nine best-selling DVDs will also be released, including Celtic Thunder: The Show, Take Me Home, It's Entertainment!, Storm, Heritage, Celtic Thunder Christmas, Voyage, Voyage II, and Mythology. For regularly updated release information, please log on to

Celtic Thunder is currently traveling North America on The Very Best of Celtic Thunder Tour 2015, with dates continuing through late April. Backed as ever by the Celtic Thunder Band, the new production stars Colm Keegan, Keith Harkin, Ryan Kelly, Emmett O'Hanlon, and Neil Byrne, with former Celtic Thunder cast member Damian McGinty (Glee) featured as Special Guest Artist. For complete details and ticket information – including pre-show Soundcheck Parties and post-show VIP Artist Events for Fan Club members – please see

Celtic Thunder has been a phenomenon since its inception in 2007 by creator/producer Sharon Browne, achieving worldwide ticket sales of more than 700,000 and global album and DVD sales now in excess of 2 million (including multiple platinum and gold certifications in Canada and Australia). What's more, Celtic Thunder has proven one of Public Television's most popular artists, ranking among the network's top 5 audience-generating acts with over 18,000 broadcasts of concert specials like 2008's Celtic Thunder: The Show and 2012's Voyage.

As a hugely successful touring act, Celtic Thunder has performed over 800 shows, including eight North American tours and three of Australia. Memorable highlights include President and Mrs. Obama's St. Patrick's Day celebration at the White House, a 2012 concert at The Pentagon paying tribute to the U.S. Armed Forces, several fundraisers benefitting the Wounded Warrior program, and 2012's "Benefit Concert For Hurricane Sandy Victims," an intimate event which raised more than $50,000 for residents of Sandy-ravaged Rockaway Beach, New York. As if that weren't enough, Celtic Thunder has twice opened New York City's world famous St. Patrick's Day Parade and made appearances on such high profile TV appearances as NBC's TODAY and CBS This Morning.

Celtic Thunder has also staked a major presence online, with more than 200,000 likes on the Celtic Thunder Official Facebook page ( and over 36,000 followers on Twitter (@celticthunder).  In addition, over 90,000 fans subscribe to Celtic Thunder's own e-newsletter, "The Celtic Times," while the official Celtic Thunder YouTube channel – a.k.a. "The Thunder Tube" – has earned more than 25 million views at

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Feb 19, 2015 | Sony Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings Sign Guitarist/Songwriter/Producer Steve Vai to New Multi-Album Deal

First Release Under New Agreement, Stillness In Motion - Vai Live in L.A. Available in 2CD and 2DVD Configurations on April 7, 2015

Feb 19, 2015

NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings have signed virtuoso guitarist/composer/producer Steve Vai to a new multi-album agreement which includes plans to issue two fresh Vai sets in 2015 beginning with the release of Stillness In Motion - Vai Live in L.A. on April 7, 2015.

Sony Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings have signed virtuoso guitarist/composer/producer Steve Vai to a new multi-album agreement which includes plans to issue two fresh Vai sets in 2015 beginning with the release of Stillness In Motion - Vai Live in L.A. on April 7, 2015

Vai's first release under the new SONY/Legacy agreement will be Stillness In Motion - Vai Live in L.A., a spectacular performance recorded October 12, 2012 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Available in 2CD and 2DVD configurations, Stillness In Motion revisits the 49th concert from Vai's monumental Story of Light World Tour.

Running from 2012 through 2014, The Story of Light World Tour totaled out at 253 engagements (including shows, master classes and concerts with various orchestras) in 52 countries.

In addition to the full Club Nokia performance, the 2DVD configuration of Stillness In Motion includes a bonus disc premiering "The Space Between the Notes (Tour Mischief)," a revelatory video diary comprised of more than three and a half hours of footage, lensed around the world on-stage, off-stage and behind-the-scenes during Vai's epic Story of Light World Tour.

"To say that this tour was a powerful life experience would be like saying the sun is hot," writes Steve Vai in his personal liner notes penned for Stillness In Motion.

Following Stillness In Motion, SONY/Legacy will release an album of new Steve Vai material, marking a significant next chapter in the musician's growing canon.

The new multi-album deal marks an SME homecoming for Vai, who set the gold and platinum standard for rock instrumental music across a series of albums released through Relativity and Epic Records from 1990's game-changing Passion and Warfare (his 2nd album and 1st major label release) through 2007's orchestral Sound Theories, Vol. I & II.

Vai will be hosting his second Vai Academy — the ultimate guitar experience — August 2-6, in beautiful Vail, Colorado, at The Arrabelle at Vail Square.  With the theme All About The Guitar set for this year, attendees will spend four days and nights discovering the intricacies of the guitar while enjoying once-in-a-lifetime clinics, workshops and jams from the likes of Vai and his handpicked guest instructors, including special guests Eric Johnson and Sonny Landreth.  Musicians of all ages and levels are welcome.  For more information, visit:  Closing out the week of Vai Academy, Vai will headline Electric Day at Guitar Town on August 9 in Copper Mountain, Colorado, at The Village at Copper.  The annual festival will also include performances that weekend by Eric Johnson, Robben Ford, Sonny Landreth, John Jorgenson and Andy McKee, among others.  For more information:

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About Steve Vai
Steve Vai, age 12, picked up the guitar in 1973 and started taking lessons from Joe Satriani (another future guitar hero) shortly after. He soaked up influences ranging from Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page to Jimi Hendrix and Brian May and by the end of the 1970s, was transcribing guitar parts for Frank Zappa. He became a full member of Zappa's band in 1980.

Rapidly becoming one of the most in-demand, versatile, eloquent and soulful sidemen in the business, Vai recorded with Alcatrazz, Whitesnake, David Lee Roth and Public Image Ltd.

He launched his solo career with the release of Flex-Able, a homemade indie album, in 1984. Since 1990, he has recorded and released eight studio albums, eight live albums, two EPs, 12 soundtracks, 20 compilation albums, seven videos and more. Steve Vai has earned 15 Grammy nominations and has won three Grammy Awards and appeared as a guest artist on more than 40 albums, playing with artists like Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Gregg Bissonnett and Joe Jackson, among others.

Stillness In Motion - Vai Live in L.A.
Recorded Live at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on October 12, 2012
Produced by Steve Vai

2CD Edition

Disc 1
1. Intro/Racing the World
2. Velorum
3. Band Intros
4. Building the Church
5. Tender Surrender
6. Gravity Storm
7. Weeping China Doll
8. John the Revelator
9. The Moon and I
10. The Animal
11. Whispering a Prayer

Disc 2
1. The Audience Is Listening
2. Rescue Me or Bury Me
3. Sisters
4. Treasure Island
5. Salamanders In the Sun
6. Pusa Road
7. Frank
8. The Ultra Zone (CD Version)
9. Build Me a Song L.A.
10. For The Love of God
11. Taurus Bulba

2DVD Edition

Disc 1
1. Intro/Racing the World
2. Velorum
3. Band Intros
4. Building the Church
5. Tender Surrender
6. Gravity Storm
7. The Trillium's Launch
8. Weeping China Doll
9. John the Revelator
10. The Moon and I
11. The Animal
12. Whispering a Prayer
13. The Audience Is Listening
14. Where Are We
15. Rescue Me or Bury Me
16. Sisters
17. Treasure Island
18. Beastly Rap
19. Salamanders In the Sun
20. Pusa Road
21. Earthquake Sky, Drum Solo
22. I'm Tired
23. The Ultra Zone
24. Frank

Disc 2
1. Build Me a Song L.A.
2. For the Love of God
3. Taurus Bulba
Story of Light Tour: The Space Between the Notes (Tour Mischief)   
4. Leg 1 (Rehearsals/USA)
5. Leg 2 (Europe/Eastern Europe)
6. Leg 3 (Vegas/Netherlands/Russia/Ukraine/Europe)
7. Leg 4 (Australia/NZ/Indonesia/China/S. Korea/Japan/Taiwan/Thailand)
8. Leg 5 (Europe...again)
9. Leg 6 (USA...again)
10. Leg 7 (Mexico/South America/China)
11. Leg 8 (Vegas/Singapore/Malaysia/Israel/Europe/Russia/Ukraine)
12. Leg 9 (USA/St. Barths/Japan/France/Poland)



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Feb 18, 2015 | Experience Hendrix L.L.C. And Legacy Recordings To Release You Can't Use My Name: Curtis Knight & The Squires (Featuring Jimi Hendrix) The RSVP/PPX Sessions On March 24

1965-1967 Recordings Showcase Hendrix's Brilliance Just Before His Ascent to Stardom

Feb 18, 2015

NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Experience Hendrix L.L.C. and Legacy Recordings are releasing You Can't Use My Name: Curtis Knight & The Squires (Featuring Jimi Hendrix) The RSVP/PPX Sessions – the first in a series that presents these recordings in their original context. The specially priced fourteen-track collection, taken from sessions in 1965 and 1966 [plus one July 1967 recording], will be available on CD and 150 gram LP on March 24.

Experience Hendrix L.L.C. and Legacy Recordings are releasing

In the mid 1960s, before launching a solo career that has profoundly influenced and altered the course of popular music, Jimi Hendrix was a little known sideman, working for short periods with a variety of artists including the Isley Brothers, Don Covay, Little Richard, and the Harlem-based R&B combo Curtis Knight & The Squires.

Ed Chalpin was an entrepreneur and record producer who founded PPX International, Inc. in 1960. He had created a lucrative business by recording cover versions of top US hits for foreign record companies, who then overdubbed translated lyrics.  In addition to creating remakes for foreign markets, Chalpin had begun to produce original material at his New York recording facility Studio 76 that he would license to various record labels.   Chalpin auditioned Curtis Knight in 1965 and agreed to manage and produce him. 

In October 1965, Knight introduced Jimmy Hendrix to Chalpin. After their initial recording session yielded Knight's "How Would You Feel," Chalpin signed Jimi Hendrix to a notorious three-year recording contract for $1.00 and a 1% royalty. Hendrix had thought he was signing a release as a backing musician, later noting, "I took it as an insure of getting paid for the session…" In 1966, Chalpin licensed two singles from Hendrix's sessions with Curtis Knight to RSVP Records, a New York based independent label owned by Jerry Simon. "How Would You Feel" b/w "Welcome Home" and "Hornet's Nest" b/w "Knock Yourself Out." The latter two instrumentals were composed by Hendrix and stand as the first ever commercial release of his own music. Both of these efforts missed the charts entirely and, as a result, Simon's interest in the group waned and RSVP did not issue a third single.

Hendrix would continue to intermittently perform as a member of Curtis Knight & The Squires in 1966. He had also formed his own group Jimmy James & The Blue Flames in Greenwich Village.  It was there where Animals bassist Chas Chandler spotted Hendrix performing "Hey Joe" at the Cafe Wha?. He offered to take Hendrix to London to record a version of the song and serve as his producer.

In September 1966, Chandler escorted Hendrix from New York to London to make good on his promise. Under his guidance, Hendrix formed the Jimi Hendrix Experience with drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Noel Redding. Chandler rushed them into the recording studio, pawning his bass guitar to help fund the group. Chandler's faith was rewarded in December 1966 when "Hey Joe" became a hit in England and soon throughout Europe. "Purple Haze" and "The Wind Cries Mary" followed in quick succession and were even more successful.  In a matter of months, Hendrix had transformed from a struggling, little known sideman to the brightest new star in popular music.

Ed Chalpin had learned of Hendrix's international success via reports in industry trade journals. Beginning in May 1967, Chalpin had begun notifying every company he could identify as doing business with Hendrix that his company PPX had previously signed the guitarist to an exclusive three year contract covering the term between October 1965 and October 1968.

Beginning with December 1967's Get That Feeling, Chalpin began to compile and license albums featuring the master recordings Hendrix had recorded as a sideman to Knight. Get That Feeling was followed by October 1968's Flashing. Hendrix's burgeoning fan base was confused by the lack of liner notes or accurate cover imagery [Get That Feeling featured a photograph of Hendrix performing at the Monterey Pop Festival] as these albums gave full artist billing to Jimi Hendrix.

Jimi Hendrix was hamstrung throughout his career by litigation over these recordings in the US and UK and these fights continued until his family ultimately prevailed in litigation against Ed Chalpin and PPX in 2003. Experience Hendrix has since acquired all of the recordings controlled by Chalpin and PPX and this compilation stands as their first attempt to present this music in its original context.

You Can't Use My Name kicks off with "How Would You Feel," a 1966 single based in part on Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone." "How Would You Feel" tackles sensitive race issues, pre-dating by a few years the explosion of popular R&B acts latching onto the thriving Black Power movement. Its b-side "Welcome Home" is also featured on the collection. These tracks represent a musical touchstone, as Hendrix (listed as "Jimmy Hendrix") received his first ever label credit as an arranger of both songs. Also included is the instrumental "Hornet's Nest" and its b-side "Knock Yourself Out [Flying On Instruments]," both of which were composed by Hendrix.

Capping off You Can't Use My Name is the August 1967 track that spawned its namesake. Heard for the first time is the fascinating section of studio chatter that precedes a take of "Gloomy Monday," wherein Hendrix repeatedly requests that Chalpin not use his name in the marketing of the recording, and Chalpin agrees, albeit, ambiguously. Already months deep into litigation, it can only be theorized that Hendrix continued to participate in sessions with Chalpin as a gesture of goodwill in the hope that all would be forgiven. It didn't pan out that way, and the dialog is an interesting footnote to the complicated history between the two parties.

"We are extremely delighted to now be in a position to offer these rare, historic recordings," commented Experience Hendrix President and CEO Janie Hendrix, sister of Jimi Hendrix. "What makes them so special is that they provide an honest look at a great artist during the pivotal time when he was on the cusp of his breakthrough..  a time when Jimi's number one priority was playing and recording, and this set captures him doing just that, both as a collaborator and an innovator. They are more than just recordings, they represent a significant segment in the timeline of Jimi's musical existence."

Original Jimi Hendrix Experience recording engineer Eddie Kramer recently went to pain-staking lengths to maximize the audio quality on the collection. "We've taken every single performance as far back as we could go in terms of source and we came up with the best original performances, stripped them back and re-mixed them and made what we feel is the best representation of those recordings," says Kramer. "It's a continuing archeological sound dig which is to say you sweep away the dirt with a fine brush and find the gem hidden therein.  It's what I call 'forensic audio' where we use every available piece of outboard gear and plug-ins and whatever tools are available to us.  It's been hours and hours of intensive work but it's truly been fun to find the best performances and to make sense out of them."

These recordings made for PPX and RSVP are part of Jimi Hendrix's extraordinary legacy. They neatly align with those other sessions Hendrix participated in during this same era as a sideman for other acts. Absent the confusion as to Hendrix's true involvement, these recordings provide a snapshot of his development immediately prior to his discovery by Chas Chandler. "I was a backing musician playing guitar," Hendrix explained in a 1967 interview. "I was always kept in the background, but I was thinking all the time about what I wanted to do." Enjoyed in this context, these Curtis Knight sessions showcase his evolving technique and emerging brilliance.

You Can't Use My Name: Curtis Knight & The Squires (featuring Jimi Hendrix) The RSVP/PPX Sessions tracklist:

1)    How Would You Feel
2)    Gotta Have A New Dress
3)    Don't Accuse Me
4)    Fool For You Baby
5)    No Such Animal
6)    Welcome Home
7)    Knock Yourself Out [Flying On Instruments]
8)    Simon Says
9)    Station Break
10) Strange Things
11) Hornet's Nest
12) You Don't Want Me
13) You Can't Use My Name
14) Gloomy Monday

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About Legacy Recordings:
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is home to the world's foremost library of historically significant commercial recordings, a peerless collection of works by the most important musical artists of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.  Across a variety of platforms, the label offers contemporary music fans access to thousands of meticulously restored and remastered archival titles representing virtually every musical genre including popular, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, rap/hip-hop, world music, classical, comedy and more.

About Experience Hendrix L.L.C.:
Founded by James 'Al' Hendrix, Jimi's father, in 1995, Experience Hendrix, has been managed since its inception by the family members handpicked by Al during his tenure as Chairman. It is the official family company charged with managing the music, name, image and likeness of Jimi Hendrix. As a part of their daily operations, Experience Hendrix and Authentic Hendrix oversee Jimi's timeless legacy on a worldwide basis.

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Feb 17, 2015 | Sony Classical To Release The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack To The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Score by Twelve-time Academy Award Nominee Thomas Newman

Available February 24, 2015

Feb 17, 2015

NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the second installment of the star-studded British comedy that follows a group of British retirees who decide to spice up their lives in magical India. In theaters on March 6, 2015, the sequel was once again directed by John Madden, best known for his acclaimed movies Shakespeare In Love (Academy Award® winner for Best Picture, 1998), Proof (based on the eponymous Pulitzer Prize winning play, 2005) and The Debt. The beloved first film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movie proved to be an international success, grossing over $136 million worldwide.

The renowned cast has reunited for the film including stars Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, Tina Desai, Diana Hardcastle and Lillete Dubey.  Additional cast making their debut include Tamsin Greig, with David Strathairn and Richard Gere.  

The soundtrack for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is available on February 24, 2015 via Sony Classical. Thomas Newman, one of the most respected composers in the movie industry, once again composed the original score. With an illustrious career of over 30 years, Newman has scored more than 70 feature films. Coming from a prominent musical dynasty – his father was the renowned composer Alfred Newman, and singer/songwriter/composer Randy Newman is his cousin – Thomas Newman has thus far been nominated for 12 Academy Awards and has won an Emmy® Award, 2 BAFTA Awards and 6 Grammy® Awards.

Newman has composed the scores for many other notable films, including American Beauty, Skyfall, Erin Brockovich, The Good German, Finding Nemo and Wall-E for Pixar as well as The Horse Whisperer, The Help and The Iron Lady.  

Newman's vibrant and inspirational score for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, masterfully evokes the Indian musical textures and ensures an elegant and delightful musical journey.

"Tom's ability to penetrate the soul of a film is unmatched; In the two Marigold films, Tom's group of collaborators expanded to include some extraordinary Indian players and vocal soloists, creating a musical and cultural synthesis that has produced two ravishing and interlocking scores: atmospheric, surprising, thrilling, funny, haunting and entirely sui generis," says director John Madden.

Now that The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is full up with its long-term residents, co-managers Muriel Donnelly (Maggie Smith) and Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel) have a dream of expansion, and they've found just the place: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. With plans underway, Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) venture into the Jaipur workforce, wondering where their regular breakfast dates will lead.  Meanwhile, Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) navigate the swirling waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two very eligible suitors, and recent arrival Guy Chambers (Richard Gere) finds a muse in Sonny's mother, Mrs Kapoor (Lillete Dubey) for his next novel. As his marriage to Sunaina (Tina Desai), the love of his life, quickly approaches, Sonny finds his plans for the new hotel making more claims on his time than he has available. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is Muriel, the keeper of everyone's secrets. As the big day nears, family and guests alike find themselves swept up in the irresistible intoxication of an Indian wedding.

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Track list

  1. Discretion
  2. Second Best Exotic
  3. Knees Then Names
  4. Chai 
  5. Catnip
  6. Ye Ishq Hai - performed by Shreya Ghoshal
  7. Busy Pensioner Bee 
  8. Nimish & Abhilash
  9. Roll Call
  10. Already Gone
  11. Soft Hiss of Treachery
  12. Completely Lethal
  13. Balma – performed by Shreya Ghoshal & Shriram
  14. The Fun Never Starts
  15. Sagai
  16. Mumbai
  17. Unreasonable Behavior
  18. The Brilliant Bits
  19. Aaina
  20. Bringer of New Things
  21. Aila Re Ailaperformed by Daler Mehandi & Kalpna Patowar
  22. Scorpions
  23. Shaadi
  24. Reservoirs of Affection
  25. Wedding
  26. Jhoom Barabar Jhoom - performed by KK, Sukhvinder Singh, Mahalaxmi Iyer & Shankar Mahadevan
  27. Life Piled On Life
  28. Map of the World (End Title)

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