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Jan 22, 2015 | Manic Street Preachers Celebrate 20th Anniversary of The Holy Bible with Release of Classic Album and 1st North American Tour Dates Since 2009

Jan 22, 2015

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Praise for The Holy Bible UK Tour:
"The Manics go back 20 years to revive the deathly beauty of The Holy Bible and the memory of their lost fourth member....." ***** The Guardian

"A life-affirming, spellbinding show" ***** The Times

"Vital and Unpredictable" NME 9/10

Praise for The Holy Bible 20 re-issue:
"Their bleakest and their best" ***** Q

"Pure and unflinching" **** Mojo

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce that Manic Street Preachers (the influential post-punk industrial modern rock band formed in Blackwood Wales in 1986) will celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Holy Bible (MSP's third studio album) with "The Holy Bible Tour," the group's first North American concert dates in six years, and the release of The Holy Bible 20, a newly expanded edition of the widely acclaimed masterpiece.

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Originally released on Epic Records in 1994, The Holy Bible has proved pivotal in the evolution of Manic Street Preachers and the alternative rock music landscape bridging the 20th and 21st centuries.   A 1995 US tour, planned in support of The Holy Bible, was cancelled when Richey Edwards, MSP's principle lyricist and rhythm guitarist, disappeared, under mysterious and still unknown circumstances, on February 1, 1995.  Edwards' last live show with the Manics was on December 21, 1994 and The Holy Bible contains his last recordings with the band.

Following Edwards' disappearance, the Manic Street Preachers continued to record, tour and develop in his absence, creating a discography of powerful and influential albums and singles and becoming one of the UK's biggest bands in the process.  In 2014, MSP released the critically acclaimed UK #2 studio album Futurology and The Holy Bible 20, the definitive collector's edition of the group's 1994 watershed.

In late 2014, to coincide with the 20th anniversary of The Holy Bible, the Manic Street Preachers mounted a UK tour of concerts - which sold out in 9 minutes - featuring the album performed live, in sequence and entirety, for the first time ever.  Overwhelming demand prompted a second run of The Holy Bible live shows for 2015 in Edinburgh, Wolverhampton, Southampton and Cardiff Castle.

In addition to performing The Holy Bible on the North American tour the band will also play classic tracks and rarities from their extensive back catalogue.

A deluxe edition of The Holy Bible (20th Anniversary Edition) was released in the UK on December 9, 2014.  An ultra deluxe physical edition of the album, featuring a 12" vinyl LP and 4CDs, is slated for release on March 10, 2015.  A limited edition 12" vinyl LP picture disc is being struck for release on Record Store Day 2015 (April 18).

Manic Street Preachers

The Holy Bible Tour 2015




Date 

City/State

Venue

Mon, April 20 

Washington, DC

9:30 Club

Thurs, April 23 

New York, NY

Webster Hall

Fri, April 24 

Boston, MA

The Sinclair

Mon, April 27 

Toronto, Ontario

Danforth

Weds, April 29 

Chicago, IL

Metro

For ticket info go to www.ManicStreetPreachers.com

The Holy Bible (20th Anniversary Edition)
Available on vinyl for the first time since 1994 (when it was only released as a limited edition picture disc) and digitally for the first time ever, The Holy Bible (20th Anniversary Edition) features BBC recordings of the 1994 Astoria shows released commercially for the first time and a beautifully curated book with rare, previously unseen images, including exclusive photos by Mitch Ikeda, handwritten lyrics, sleeve notes from Keith Cameron and notes from the band.

The 12" x 12" box contains the remastered album on 180gm heavyweight vinyl plus 4 CDs and a 40 page book.  The CDs contain the full album, the remastered US version, b-sides, mixes live versions and a previously unreleased version of 'Revol'.  The Holy Bible (20th Anniversary Edition) includes a live CD of the band's last performances with guitarist Richey Edwards from the Astoria on December 1994. 

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Jan 22, 2015 | Sony Music Entertainment Releases 'Rockin' Goat,' an Action-Packed Adventure Game Made for Mobile

New Game Launch for Music and Adventure Enthusiasts Alike

Jan 22, 2015

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Music Entertainment today announced the launch of 'Rockin' Goat,' a raucous new mobile adventure game set against the backdrop of Rock and Roll that sends players on an off-the-wall quest blending elements of fantasy, explosive action and music. 

Full of fun, unpredictable challenges and exciting mini-games, 'Rockin' Goat' follows the wild exploits of Elwood the goat, a barnyard bandleader who has just escaped the family farm in order to pursue his music dreams.

But making it big as a rock star is anything but easy. Players must collect gold records and tear up the stage all the while watching out for dangerous enemies and obstacles, including flocks of seagulls, angry cacti, toxic boxes, and earth-shattering meteors.

'Rockin' Goat' offers a rollicking 2D platform game play experience in which gamers ram and jam through nine levels and three different environments of vast landscapes and raging concert venues, and recruit other band members in challenging mini-games.

The game also features tracks from artists distributed through RED, a division of Sony Music, including Sister Sin (Victory Records), New Device (Four Worlds), Hark, Menace, Wildlights (Season Of Mist), and Adrenaline Mob (Century Media Records).

The Rockin' Goat App is available for free from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rockin-goat/id947041192?mt=8 and Google Play at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ariama.goats 

About Sony Music Entertainment:
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including Arista Nashville, Beach Street/Reunion Records, Bystorm Entertainment, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Epic Records, Essential Records, Kemosabe Records, Legacy Recordings, MASTERWORKS, Polo Grounds, RCA Inspiration, RCA Nashville, RCA Records, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music, Vested in Culture and Volcano. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.

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Jan 21, 2015 | Legacy Recordings celebrates beloved movie musical classic The Sound of Music with newly remastered and expanded 50th anniversary edition available March 10, 2015

Expanded edition to include previously unreleased orchestral cues and all vocal performances on one CD for the first time

Jan 21, 2015

NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- THE SOUND OF MUSIC – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION, a multi-format soundtrack release celebrating Rodgers & Hammerstein's 5-time Academy Award-winning movie musical in a newly remastered and expanded version, will be available every­where on March 10th through Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC - 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION, a multi-format soundtrack release celebrating Rodgers & Hammerstein's 5-time Academy Award-winning movie musical in a newly remastered and expanded version, will be available everywhere on March 10th

As part of an extensive half-century celebration, THE SOUND OF MUSIC – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION (http://smarturl.it/SOM_Amzn) will feature previously unreleased orchestral cues from the Academy Award-winning score, and all vocal performances on one CD for the first time.  Led by Julie Andrews, whose work in the film earned her a Golden Globe award and an Academy Award nomination, the soundtrack rings out with heart­warming, iconic standards.  From the title composition, "The Sound of Music," to "Sixteen Going on Seven­teen," "Do-Re-Mi," "Edelweiss," "So Long, Farewell," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," and of course, "My Favorite Things," The Sound Of Music is a treasure for all time.

In addition to the previously unreleased material, the new soundtrack will also include new introductory notes from Julie Andrews and Theodore S. Chapin, president and executive director of Rodgers & Hammerstein; and in-depth liner notes written by Laurence Malson, author of The Sound Of Music Companion.  The CD package will also include rare photographs and illustrations from the film.

Commemorating the golden anniversary, 20th Century Fox Home Entertain­ment will release The Sound of Music 50th Anniversary Blu-ray, a 5-disc Ultimate Collector's Edition.  Included in the package will be an exclusive 50th Anniversary CD featuring the original soundtrack album expanded with eight exclusive international bonus tracks from the Spanish, French and Italian-language versions of the film and never-before-released in the United States.

Also, in conjunction with Legacy Recordings & 20th Century Fox Home Entertain­ment, Analog Spark/Razor & Tie will issue THE SOUND OF MUSIC – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION on 2 LP 180-gram vinyl, and will also issue the original 16-track Grammy® Hall Of Fame-inducted RCA Victor soundtrack album on 180-gram vinyl and SACD.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
(Legacy Recordings 88875 05699 2 9)

Selections: 1. Prelude and The Sound Of Music (**) 2. Overture / Praeludium / Dixit Dominus / Morning Hymn / Alleluia (*) 3. Maria 4. I Have Confidence 5. Sixteen Going On Seventeen (**) 6. My Favorite Things / Salzburg Montage (**) 7. Do-Re-Mi 8. The Sound Of Music 9. The Lonely Goatherd 10. Edelweiss 11. Grand Waltz (*) 12. Laendler 13. So Long, Farewell 14. Processional Waltz (*) 15. Goodbye Maria / How Can Love Survive Waltz (*) 16. Edelweiss Waltz (*) 17. Entr'acte 18. Climb Ev'ry Mountain (**) 19. My Favorite Things (reprise) 20. Something Good (**) 21. Processional and Maria (The Wedding) 22. Sixteen Going On Seventeen (reprise) 23. Do-Re-Mi (reprise) 24. Edelweiss (reprise) 25. So Long, Farewell (reprise) 26. Nuns And Nazis / Escape / Climb Ev'ry Mountain (reprise) / Finale (**) 27. End Titles (*).

* indicates previously unreleased
** includes previously unreleased material

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Jan 20, 2015 | Barbra Streisand Goes Platinum for History-Making 31st Time with "Partners"

With 31, Streisand has the most RIAA-certified Platinum albums of any female recording artist in history.

Jan 20, 2015

NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Recording Industry Association of America has certified Barbra Streisand's album "Partners" as Platinum, with over 1,000,000 sold. This is the 31st platinum album in Streisand's career and the most for any female recording artist in RIAA's history.

Ms. Streisand  also has 53 Gold and 14 multi-Platinum albums in her career, including ten number ones: "People," "The Way We Were," "A Star is Born," "Guilty," "The Broadway Album," "Greatest Hits Volume 2," "Back to Broadway," "Higher Ground," "Love is the Answer" and "Partners."

With the release of  "Partners," which entered the Billboard 200 chart at number one, Ms. Streisand is the only recording artist in history to have a number one release in six consecutive decades. "Partners" went on to be one of Billboard's Ten Best-Selling Albums in 2014 and has been nominated for a 2015 Grammy in the category of "Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album."  

With ten, Ms. Streisand is the female artist with the most number one albums in Billboard's history. She is also the best-selling female recording artist in history, with over 72 million albums sold. Ms. Streisand is the only female to make the All-Time Top 10 Best Selling Artists list, an honor which includes fellow duet "Partners" Elvis Presley and Billy Joel. She also has the longest span of number one albums in history; just under 50 years. Ms. Streisand first landed at the top of the chart in October 1964 with "People." "Partners" is her 33rd album to make it into the Top 10 on the US charts. Ms. Streisand is the only female artist to have achieved this milestone, tying her with Frank Sinatra.

Recognized as an icon in multiple entertainment fields, Ms. Streisand has attained unprecedented achievements as a recording artist, actor of stage and screen, concert performer, movie producer, film director, author, songwriter and philanthropist. In her accomplished career she has been awarded two Oscars, five Emmys, ten Golden Globes, eight Grammys plus two special Grammys; a Lifetime Achievement Award and a Grammy Legend Award, a special Tony award in 1970 as Star of the Decade, and two Cable Ace awards – the only artist to receive honors in all of those fields of endeavor. Ms. Streisand is the recipient of the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Endowment for the Arts Medal, two Peabody Awards and the French Legion d'honneur. Ms. Streisand is also the first female film director to receive the Kennedy Center Honors. This February, she will receive the American Society of Cinematographers 2015 Board of Governors Award in honor of her achievements in advancing the art and craft of filmmaking. 

The musical pairings on "Partners" include, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, Babyface, Jason Gould, Josh Groban, Billy Joel, John Legend, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Blake Shelton, Stevie Wonder and a breathtaking virtual duet with the King of rock 'n' roll, Elvis Presley. The album, which is Executive Produced by Ms. Streisand and Jay Landers, is produced by Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds and Walter Afanasieff.

"Partners" is comprised of 12 songs, many of which are regarded as Streisand classics. Among the songs included are "New York State Of Mind," with Billy Joel, "It Had To Be You," with Michael Buble, "Come Rain Or Come Shine," with John Mayer, "Love Me Tender," with Elvis Presley, "The Way We Were," with Lionel Richie, "What Kind Of Fool," with John Legend, "People," with Stevie Wonder, "I Still Can See Your Face," with Andrea Bocelli, "Evergreen," with Babyface, and Ms. Streisand's first studio-recorded duet with her son Jason Gould, on "How Deep Is The Ocean."

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Jan 15, 2015 | Sony Classical Releases The 2015 New Year's Concert With The Vienna Philharmonic & Zubin Mehta

CD Available Now Exclusively at Amazon.com and ArkivMusic Digital Download Available Now

CD Available Nationwide January 20, 2015

DVD and Blu-Ray Released February 3, 2015

Jan 15, 2015

NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Classical is pleased to announce the release of the recording of one of the world's most famous classical music events: the 2015 New Year's Concert with the Vienna Philharmonic. One of the most distinguished conductors of our time, Zubin Mehta, returns to direct the 2015 concert, having already done so four times previously. On January 9, 2015, the live recording will be available exclusively at Amazon.com and ArkivMusic.com and as a download through all major digital service providers.  The CD will be released nationwide on January 20.  The DVD and Blu-ray will be available on February 3.   

The New Year's Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic is one of the world's longest-standing and most prestigious music events. In a history covering more than 70 years, many famous conductors have conducted the concert, and over 50 million people in more than 80 countries enjoy the live broadcasts on TV. In 2015 the concert will be directed by one of the most distinguished conductors, Zubin Mehta.

On New Year's Day, from the legendary venue of Vienna's flower-filled Musikverein, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra presents a heart-warming program drawn mainly from the waltzes and polkas of the Strauss dynasty – Johann father and son, as well as Josef and Eduard Strauss – and their contemporaries. The proven formula blends old favourites with less-known works that have never been performed before at the New Year´s Concert. In 2015 these traditions continue, but there is one significant break with the past: the programme, previously a closely guarded secret until a few days before the event, has already been announced.

This year works by the Strauss family, five of which are premieres at the New Year's Concert, are complemented by Franz von Suppé's overture "Morning, Midday, Evening in Vienna" and the "Champagne Gallop" by Hans Christian Lumbye. The works performed for the first time are the waltz "On the Elbe" and the "Student Polka" by Johann Strauss the Younger, his father's "Freedom March", and one polka each by Josef Strauss ("Viennese Life") and Eduard Strauss ("Where One Laughs and Lives"). The annual concert is inconceivable without two pieces that always number among the encores (not included in the list of tracks below): the "Blue Danube Waltz" by Johann Strauss the Younger, and his father's "Radetzky March". 

Zubin Mehta is no stranger to audiences at the New Year's Concert. In the words of the official announcement by the Vienna Philharmonic, "In the course of our 53-year artistic collaboration, which has long since developed into a close personal friendship, Zubin Mehta has conducted the New Year's Concert four times (1990, 1995, 1998, 2007). With this new invitation, the orchestra pays tribute not only to one of the leading conductors of our time, but also to the great humanist, Zubin Mehta."

Born in 1936 in India, Zubin Mehta completed his musical education in Vienna under Hans Swarovsky at the Music Academy. Vienna was the city where he made his conducting debut in 1958, and in 1961 Mehta took the baton for his first concert with the Vienna Philharmonic. Following many years as director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and later the New York Philharmonic, he now fills various roles including musical director for life of the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra and chief conductor of the Maggio Musicale festival in Florence. In 2001 he was awarded honorary membership of the Vienna Philharmonic after 40 years of artistic collaboration that make him the orchestra's longest serving conductor.

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra goes back to 1842, when Otto Nicolai conducted a Grand Concert with all members of the imperial court opera. This event is regarded as the origin of the orchestra. Since its founding the orchestra has been managed by a democratically elected administrative committee and works with artistic, organisational and financial autonomy. In the 20th century the Vienna Philharmonic had important artistic collaborations with Richard Strauss, Arturo Toscanini, Wilhelm Furtwängler and – after 1945 – with honorary conductors Karl Böhm and Herbert von Karajan. The orchestra has performed approximately 7000 concerts on all five continents since its creation, and has presented Vienna Philharmonic Weeks in New York since 1989 and in Japan since 1993.

The tradition of the New Year's Concert began in 1939. Its first conductor, Clemens Krauss, was succeeded in 1955 by Willi Boskovsky, who conducted this event 25 times until 1979. The list of conductors who have led the New Year's Concert since then is a who's who of maestros. In 1959 it was broadcast live on television for the first time.

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TRACK LISTING:

Franz von Suppé  
Overture 
Ein Morgen, ein Mittag, ein Abend in Wien

Johann Strauss the Younger
Märchen aus dem Orient. Waltz, op. 444

Josef Strauss
Wiener Leben. Polka francaise, op. 218 *

Eduard Strauss
Wo man lacht und lebt.  Polka schnell, op. 108 *

Josef Strauss
Dorfschwalben aus Österreich. Waltz, op. 164

Johann Strauss the Younger 
Vom Donaustrande. Polka schnell, op. 356

Johann Strauss the Younger
Perpetuum mobile, op. 257

Johann Strauss the Younger
Accelerationen. Waltz, op. 234

Johann Strauss the Younger 
Elektro-magnetische Polka, op. 110

Eduard Strauss 
Mit Dampf. Polka schnell, op. 70

Johann Strauss the Younger 
An der Elbe. Waltz, op. 477 *

Hans Christian Lumbye 
Champagner-Galopp

Johann Strauss the Younger 
Studenten-Polka, op. 263 *

Johann Strauss the Elder  
FreiheitsMarsch, op. 226 *

Johann Strauss the Younger
Annen-Polka, op.117

Johann Strauss the Younger
Wein, Weib und Gesang. Waltz, op. 333

Eduard Strauss
Mit Chic. Polka schnell, op. 221

Tracks marked * are being performed for the first time at a New Year's Concert

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