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Oct 21, 2014 | Two Original Motion Picture Soundtracks For St. Vincent Available Digitally On October 21 And On CD On October 27

ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK WITH EVERGREEN SONGS AND NEW HITS BY JEFFERSON AIRPLANE, THE NATIONAL, BOB DYLAN AND MORE

ORIGINAL SCORE BY THEODORE SHAPIRO

Oct 21, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Classical is delighted to announce the release of songs from the original motion-picture soundtrack and the original score by Theodore Shapiro from the upcoming movie St. Vincent available digitally on October 21 and on CD on October 27. A comedy drama, St. Vincent opens nationwide on October 24 and stars Academy Award® nominees Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy and Naomi Watts.

The song soundtrack album includes classics from the 1960s and 1970s, such as Bob Dylan's "Shelter From The Storm" from the 1975 album Blood on the Tracks. Jeff Tweedy provides two songs: the funky "Everybody Hides" and the laid-back "Why, Why, Why." In between comes a contrasting classic, the straight-hitting vocals of Jefferson Airplane's "Somebody To Love." This was the band's first and biggest hit, a single from the album Surrealistic Pillow in 1967.

Fitting the quirky, bad behavior of Bill Murray's character, the soundtrack continues with "Stripper Pole" by Nyzzy Nyce, a high-pitched number with a fast beat, and two songs with country-music influence: "One Toke Over The Line" by Brewer & Shipley and the laid-back "Hard to Find" by JD & The Straight Shot. Among the big names on the compilation is The National, performing "Start a War" with a beautifully twangy guitar accompaniment to Matt Berninger's deep voice. A cheerful Russian electro-pop number is followed by Bob Dylan's "Shelter from the Storm." It all adds up to fantastic musical fun in the spirit of the film.

Sony Classical will also release an album with the original score soundtrack by Theodore Shapiro. He made his name composing soundtracks for some of the biggest comedy movie hits of recent years: The Devil Wears Prada, Tropic Thunder, Marley & Me, Along Came Polly, You, Me and Dupree, Did You Hear About the Morgans? – and most recently The Secret Life of Walter Mitty on which he cooperated with indie folk singer-songwriter Jose Gonzales.

About the movie
In ST. VINCENT, Maggie (Melissa McCarthy), a single mother, moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year old son, Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher). Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent (Bill Murray), a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling. An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair. Together with a pregnant stripper named Daka (Naomi Watts), Vincent brings Oliver along on all the stops that make up his daily routine – the race track, a strip club, and the local dive bar. Vincent helps Oliver grow to become a man, while Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to: a misunderstood man with a good heart.

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Tracklist

  1. Everyone Hides / Jeff Tweedy
  2. Try Loving Me / The Webs
  3. Somebody To Love / Jefferson Airplane
  4. Why Why Why / Jeff Tweedy
  5. You Da One / Ca$hizz Klay featuring Fingazz
  6. Stripper Pole / Nyzzy Nyce
  7. One Toke Over The Line / Brewer & Shipley
  8. Further On / Bronze Radio Return
  9. Hard to Find / JD & The Straight Shot
  10. Start A War / The National
  11. Molodaya Luna / Vechyaslav Samarin
  12. Shelter From The Storm / Bob Dylan

Original Score Tracklist

  1. Long Walk Home   
  2. Gym Class   
  3. Life of Vin   
  4. Be Good   
  5. Vin and Zucko   
  6. Standard Operating Procedure   
  7. Small Means Nothing   
  8. Nosebreaker   
  9. Daka's Ultrasound   
  10. At The Track   
  11. Broken Glass   
  12. Saints Among Us   
  13. Stroke   
  14. Break Through   
  15. Fresh Crab   
  16. Bad News   
  17. Meet Imelda   
  18. To The Moon   
  19. Interviews   
  20. St. Vincent of Sheepshead Bay   

Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.SonyMasterworks.com

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Oct 21, 2014 | New Yusuf / Cat Stevens Album 'Tell 'Em I'm Gone' Vinyl Available Nov. 24

First Pressings to Include Cover Art by Illustrator William Stout

Complete New Album Available to Stream Now at NPR.org and Amazon.com

Oct 21, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, November 24, Legacy Recordings will release a special vinyl LP version of Tell 'Em I'm Gone the highly anticipated new album from iconic singer-songwriter and 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Yusuf / Cat Stevens. The 180-gram LP will be packaged in a beautiful, gatefold jacket and will include an MP3 download card of the full album.  Additionally, the first pressings of the LP will include unique, hand-drawn artwork from renowned illustrator, William Stout.

On Monday, November 24, Legacy Recordings will release a special vinyl LP version of Tell 'Em I'm Gone the highly anticipated new album from iconic singer-songwriter and 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Yusuf / Cat Stevens.

Tell 'Em I'm Gone, Yusuf's first new studio album in five years, will be released on October 27.  Recorded across the globe, including Los Angeles, Dubai, Brussels, and London, the album features 10 brand-new studio recordings, including five original tracks and five carefully-chosen cover songs.  Tell 'Em I'm Gone, features musical contributions from Richard Thompson, blues harmonica legend Charlie Musselwhite, singer-songwriter Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Tuareg group Tinariwen, and guitarist Matt Sweeney.  The album was produced by Yusuf and Rick Rubin and was mixed by Yusuf and Paul Samwell-Smith.

The full album stream of Tell 'Em I'm Gone is available now through October 26 at NPR.org: http://smarturl.it/yusuf_npr and Amazon.com: http://smarturl.it/yusuf_stream

"The album harks back to the great days of R&B and black wax records," says Yusuf. "The message continues to be relevant in as much as it is a call for Freedom from the bondage we all tend to get caught up in."

Yusuf/ Cat Stevens also announced that he will embark on his first North American tour in over 35 years, giving fans in select cities the opportunity to hear his beloved classics and superb new songs live, many for the first time.  The Peace Train…Late Again tour will kick off December 1 at Massey Hall in Toronto and conclude on December 14 at Nokia Theatre LA LIVE in Los Angeles, CA. For complete ticket on sale information visit www.YusufCatStevens.com.

Tell 'Em I'm Gone vinyl LP may be pre-ordered now at Amazon: http://smarturl.it/YCS_TEIG_amznLP

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.

Founded in 1990 by CBS Records (rebranded Sony Music in 1991), Legacy has expanded on its original mission (preserving and reissuing back catalogs of Columbia Records, Epic Records and associated CBS labels) to provide new and innovative avenues for artist and repertoire exposure including Grammy winning curated retrospectives, social media campaigns, Oscar winning soundtracks, new talent signings and groundbreaking campaigns for established artists and catalog.  Following the creation of Sony BMG Music Entertainment in 2005, Legacy assumed responsibility for recordings from the archives of the BMG family of labels (including RCA Records, Arista, J Records, Jive, Profile, Silvertone, Sony BMG Nashville and Windham Hill, as well as imprints including Bang!, CTI, Mainstream, Monument, Ode, and others).

 

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Oct 20, 2014 | Original Film Soundtrack Of The Book of Life Available Now Digitally And On CD On October 27, 2014

LIVELY AND MOVING SONGS FROM THE ANIMATED FANTASY-ADVENTURE FEATURING THE ARTISTS US THE DUO, JESSE & JOY, LA SANTA CECILIA AS WELL AS PLACIDO DOMINGO

ORIGINAL SCORE SOUNDTRACK BY AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA AVAILABLE DIGITALLY OCTOBER 21, 2014

Oct 20, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Classical is pleased to announce the release of the original motion picture soundtrack and the original score by Gustavo Santaolalla for the film, The Book of Life. The original film soundtrack is available now digitally and will be released on CD on October 27.  The original score soundtrack is available digitally on October 21.  The film has a distinctive Latin American blend of comedy, romance, fantasy and adventure – a combination that the music perfectly captures. The soundtrack is a mix of feel-good, catchy and touching songs, all of them newly recorded for this movie.

The happy atmosphere of many tracks strongly features the guitar and a Mexican beat. Mexican duo Jesse & Joy get it off to a rousing start with a new song, "Live Life." The third track, "No Matter Where You Are" by Us the Duo, and "Mas" by Kinky are also full of fun and infectious rhythms. The abundant laughter in the movie comes across when the American comedian Gabriel Iglesias sings "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy," Rod Stewart's hit of 1978.  

Between fast-paced, lively songs there are some quieter, emotional numbers. "I Love You Too Much" and "The Apology Song" were especially written for the film by Gustavo Santaolalla and Paul Williams. Santaolalla has won two Academy Awards for Best Original Score, for his work on Babel and Brokeback Mountain. He composed music for the highly acclaimed movie August: Osage County, which was released by Sony Music Masterworks at the end of 2013. On the soundtrack of The Book of Life "The Apology Song" is sung enthusiastically by La Santa Cecilia, then reprised in a more soulful manner by Diego Luna, the Mexican actor who is the voice of the lead character Manolo in the film. Luna's tender vocals also feature in "I Love You Too Much". Both of these original new songs for The Book of Life come again at the end of the soundtrack in Spanish versions, recorded by Diego Luna

The soundtrack also includes all-time favorites that every listener will recognize. The well-known Mexican melody "Cielito Lindo" also showcases the voice of the great tenor Placido Domingo. The evergreen "Can't Help Falling In Love With You", sung here by Diego Luna, was first performed by Elvis Presley in 1961 for the movie Blue Hawaii.

In its good humor and emotional appeal, this mix of new songs and old favorites, happy music and sentimental reflection, perfectly complements the changing moods of The Book of Life.

About the movie
The Book of Life tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to reunite with his one true love and defend his village. For more information, please visit www.bookoflifemovie.com. The Book of Life is in cinemas nationwide now.

Tracklisting

  1. Live Life – Jesse & Joy
  2. The Apology Song – La Santa Cecilia
  3. No Matter Where You Are – Us the Duo
  4. I Love You Too Much – Diego Luna and Gustavo Santaolalla
  5. I Will WaitJoe Matthews, Diego Luna and Gustavo Santaolalla
  6. Mas – Kinky 
  7. Cielito Lindo – Plácido Domingo
  8. Creep – Diego Luna and Gustavo Santaolalla
  9. Can't Help Falling In Love With You – Diego Luna and Gustavo Santaolalla
  10. Ecstasy Of Gold – Gustavo Santaolalla
  11. Do Ya Think I'm Sexy – Gabriel Iglesias and Gustavo Santaolalla
  12. Just A Friend – Cheech Marin and Biz Markie
  13. El Aparato / Land of the Remembering – Gustavo Santaolalla featuring Café Tacvba
  14. Visiting Mother – Gustavo Santaolalla
  15. The Apology Song – Diego Luna and Gustavo Santaolalla
  16. No Matter Where You Are – Diego Luna, Zoë Saldana and Plácido Domingo
  17. Te Amo y Mas – Diego Luna and Gustavo Santaolalla
  18. Si Puedes Perdonar – Diego Luna and Gustavo Santaolalla

Sony Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Okeh, Portrait, Sony Classical, RCA Red Seal, and Masterworks Broadway imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.SonyMasterworks.com.

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Oct 16, 2014 | The Piano Guys Land Highest Chart Debut Of Career

'Wonders' #12 On Billboard's Top 200

Oct 16, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What began as an experiment and then exploded into an Internet phenomenon has now evolved into an incredible success story. The Piano Guys, four talented dads from Utah, released their fourth studio album entitled Wonders (Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks) on October 7th. In an incredibly competitive week of major music releases, the album makes its chart debut at an impressive #12 on the Billboard Top 200. This marks The Piano Guys' highest debut and biggest opening sales week of their career.

Wonders is also #1 on the Classical, Classical Crossover and New Age Current Billboard charts. Additionally, The Piano Guys continue their long-running #1 spot on Amazon's Classical Chart with four additional albums appearing in their Top 10.  On iTunes, The Piano Guys occupy the top 3 album spots on the Classical Chart. Their previous albums – The Piano Guys and The Piano Guys 2 – continue to claim the top positions on Billboard's Classical and New Age album charts since their release.

The campaign for Wonders kicked off with a star-making performance on the TODAY show and a New York Times profile, which underscored the incredible appeal that has garnered them nearly 500 million views on YouTube.

Wonders features successful single/video releases from the past year such as, "Let It Go," "Kung Fu Piano: Cello Ascends," "Don't You Worry Child," and "Story of my Life." It also includes new songs with strong familiarity – "Batman Evolution" (The Piano Guys' take on various Batman themes over the years), a mash-up that incorporates melodies from Dave Matthews Band's huge hit "Ants Marching / Beethoven Ode to Joy," and Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" – as well some original compositions by The Piano Guys.   

The Piano Guys - Steven Sharp Nelson, Jon Schmidt, Al Van der Beek and Paul Anderson – are an American musical group who became an online sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos. They've made over 50 music videos since early 2011, including their breakout hit, an innovative multi-handed version of One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" and a gorgeous reinvention of the hit song "Let It Go" from Disney's Frozen. To date, the Utah-based classical-pop group has released three major label albums on Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks: The Piano Guys, The Piano Guys 2, and the holiday album A Family Christmas

Sony Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.SonyMasterworks.com

For more information on The Piano Guys and tour dates visit:

Website: www.thepianoguys.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ThePianoGuys/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/pianoguys

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PianoGuys

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Oct 15, 2014 | Legacy Recordings Announces Limited Edition Vinyl Exclusives For Record Store Day's Annual Black Friday Event (Friday, November 28, 2014)

New David Bowie 10" Single Leads Legacy's RSD Black Friday 2014 Line-Up

New Legacy Vinyl Collectibles include Releases by Aaliyah, Bessie Smith, Dave Matthews Band, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Satriani, The Kinks, Miles Davis, OutKast, Wham!, Wu Tang Clan and the "American Hustle" Soundtrack

Oct 15, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, announces the label's line-up of collectible 12", 10" and 7" vinyl releases created especially for Record Store Day's Black Friday 2014, celebrated this year at the nation's independent record stores on Friday, November 28, 2014.

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, announces the label's line-up of collectible 12

For RSD Black Friday 2014, Legacy is offering a range of RSD exclusives and numbered limited vinyl editions, catering to connoisseurs of classic sounds delivered old school.

Leading Legacy's RSD Black Friday line-up this year is "Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)," a 10" vinyl single premiering two new tracks by the legendary David Bowie.

1994 is represented with the 20th anniversary editions of Aaliyah's Age Ain't Nothing But A Number (in a 12" double LP 180 gram white vinyl pressing); Dave Matthews Band's Recently EP (on vinyl for the first time ever in a 10" numbered edition which includes the rare "Pumpkin Recently" promo); and OutKast's breakout "Player's Ball" single (newly reissued on 10" translucent green vinyl).

Legacy's Black Friday 2014 releases include these Record Store Day exclusives

Aaliyah – Age Ain't Nothing But A Number  2LP – White Vinyl 180 Gram
Twenty years ago, Age Ain't Nothing But A Number introduced the world to the stunning talent of Aaliyah. Her sensuous, soulful vocals, combined with the writing and production skills of R. Kelly, established her as one of R&B's brightest stars. This collectible 2LP edition of her debut is pressed on white 180-gram vinyl and features the Top 10 hits "Back & Forth" and "At Your Best (You Are Love)" plus the rare international bonus track "The Thing I Like."

Bessie Smith - At The Christmas Ball – Red 7" Single
Legacy celebrates the 2014 holiday season with a classic vinyl single by the Bessie Smith, the Empress of the Blues, featuring her classic "At the Christmas Ball" c/w "Jazzbo Brown from Memphis Town" pressed on on a red vinyl 7" 45 RPM single featuring a replica of the original Columbia 78 RPM label.  Bessie Smith is the subject of a new biopic, starring Queen Latifah, coming in 2015.

Dave Matthews Band – Recently EP Double 10" Vinyl
This individually numbered limited edition of the Dave Matthews Band's Recently EP marks the first ever vinyl release of this music.  The deluxe double 10" includes the original EP and the rare "Pumpkin Recently" promo as well as a free download of both versions.

David Bowie - "Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)" c/w "Tis A Pity She's A Whore 10" vinyl single
Two new tracks from music legend Davie Bowie on a 10" vinyl single.

Joe Satriani – Joe Satriani EP  12" Vinyl 45 RPM 180G - 30th Anniversary Edition
This 30th anniversary edition of Satriani's self-titled 5 song debut showcases the magic that helped Joe secure his deal with Relativity Records.  This "one man band" recording is remarkable in that every sound on the 5 songs was made on an electric guitar, from tapping on the tuneups for drums and percussion to detuning the guitar to replicate the lower bass sounds.  This RSD exclusive is individually numbered and remastered on 180 gram vinyl.

Miles Davis "Blue Xmas"   7" 45 RPM blue vinyl single
In 1962, Miles Davis, Gil Evans and bebop singer Bob Dorough turned the holiday season on its ear with "Blue Xmas," a jazzy original mocking the commercialism of the Christmas season. This recording, along with "Devil May Care," another Dorough original recorded by Davis and Evans, is being released by Legacy for Record Store Day Black Friday 2014 as a 7" 45 RPM blue vinyl single in a brand-new picture sleeve. "Blue Xmas" is featured in Jingle Bell Rocks!, a new documentary about alternative holiday songs to be released this year by Oscilloscope Laboratories.

OutKast "Player's Ball" 10" Translucent Green Vinyl
OutKast proved "the South got something to say" when they returned to the stage earlier this year after an eight-year absence. Celebrate the 20th anniversary of their unique sound and influential Southern hip-hop movement with their breakthrough debut single "Player's Ball" on 10" translucent green vinyl. This limited, numbered single features a rare extended version of the track alongside two tracks from the duo's acclaimed 1994 debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik.

Wham! – Last Christmas 12" Translucent Red/Green Vinyl
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Wham!'s "Last Christmas"--the much-covered yuletide perennial penned and produced by George Michael--with this limited edition 12" translucent red/green vinyl single which includes a previously unreleased instrumental version of the Wham! seasonal classic, perfect for Christmas karaoke under the mistletoe.

Wu-Tang Clan "C.R.E.A.M."  10" Die Cut Picture Disc on 120G Vinyl
The lyrical mastery and groundbreaking production technique of the Wu-Tang Clan changed the hip-hop scene forever. Legacy Recordings celebrates the 1994 release of their single "C.R.E.A.M."—hailed as one of the greatest rap singles by The Source, Rolling Stone and Time—with a limited collectible vinyl single die-cut in the shape of the group's iconic logo and backed with the single's original B-side "The Mystery Of Chessboxin'."

The following will be released as RSD exclusives before becoming more generally available:

Elvis Presley Showroom Internationale 2LP - 180G 12" vinyl
The film "Elvis: That's The Way It Is" provided fans with their first real glimpse of Elvis performing at an absolute peak of his vocal prowess in August 1970. This individually numbered, 17 song, 2 LP set features the King's full August 12, 1970 dinner show and includes 13 previously unreleased performances.

Jimi Hendrix - Hear My Music 2LP 200 Gram Audiophile 12" vinyl
This limited edition, individually numbered 2LP set, pressed on 200 gram audiophile vinyl by QRP, features a treasure trove of unreleased Jimi Hendrix studio recordings from 1969.  Hear My Music is an authorized Jimi Hendrix "bootleg" issued by Dagger Records.

The Kinks Muswell Hillbillies 2LP 180 Gram Vinyl
Released in 1971, The Kinks' Muswell Hillbillies found the quintessentially British band painting a vivid portrait of working class life in North London, with a sonic palette that drew from turn-of-the-century British music hall and American country styles. Rolling Stone would call it Ray Davies' "signature statement" as a songwriter. This deluxe 2LP edition features the original album paired with a bonus vinyl disc of rarities and outtakes from the original album sessions as well as BBC sessions recorded for John Peel.

Various Artists - American Hustle Soundtrack 2LP - 1 Red 1 Blue Colored 150G Vinyl
The soundtrack to the blockbuster film is now a 2 LP Gatefold (on red & blue vinyl) with 6 songs not found on the CD version.  The soundtrack featuring tracks by America, Bee Gees, Electric Light Orchestra, Duke Ellington, Elton John, Tom Jones, Jeff Lynne, Donna Summer, and Wings.

Now in its seventh year, Record Store Day is an annual day-long celebration of record store culture taking place on the third Saturday in April, with an annual Black Friday event occurring the day after Thanksgiving. This past February, RSD announced Chuck D as Record Store Day 2014 Ambassador.

For more information, please contact:

Tom Cording
Legacy Recordings
212-833-4888
tom.cording@sonymusic.com

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