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Oct 22, 2014 | 2CELLOS Release New Music Video For "The Trooper (Overture)"

Audio Track Now Available via All Digital Service Providers

Oct 22, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 2CELLOS release a new music video for "The Trooper (Overture)," a mash up of Iron Maiden's hit "The Trooper" and Gioachino Rossini's William Tell overture. In this new video, the 2CELLOS star as two classical music-loving nerds who imagine themselves transformed into crowd surfing rock stars after seeing an ad for "Want to Be a Rock Star?" - check out it here. "The Trooper (Overture)" is available for purchase as an audio track at all digital service providers. 

Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser of the 2CELLOS are best known for re-imagining pop and rock tunes performed on their cellos.  The Croatian duo toured in Europe extensively over the summer and has upcoming tours in Russia, Australia and the U.S. Their third studio album will be released in early 2015.  They have released two albums – 2CELLOS and IN2ITION – which are available on Sony Music Masterworks. They were the first instrumentalists to ever be featured on Glee and have also appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show and others. They were most recently featured in The Bachelor Live Wedding Special.

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.

For more information on 2CELLOS (Sulic & Hauser) visit:
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Oct 22, 2014 | Fox Searchlight Pictures And Legacy Recordings Go Wild With Soundtrack To Eagerly Anticipated New Film By Academy Award® Winning Director, Jean-Marc Vallee

Musical Companion Features Songs By Iconic Artists Including Simon & Garfunkel, Bruce Springsteen, Wings, Portishead and More

Highlights Include Powerful New Version of R.E.M.'s "Walk Unafraid" Performed By Acclaimed Swedish Folk-Pop Duo, First Aid Kit

Wild: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Arrives Everywhere On November 10, 2014

Oct 22, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fox Searchlight Pictures and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, have announced the release of Wild: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, the musical companion to the upcoming Fox Searchlight Pictures film. The album will be released on Monday, November 10 and is available for pre-order on Amazon and iTunes. Wild opens in select theatres across North America on December 5, 2014. 

Wild: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, the musical companion to the upcoming Fox Searchlight Pictures film, will be released on Monday, November 10. Wild opens in select theatres across North America on December 5, 2014.

Wild: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is highlighted by a stunning new cover of R.E.M.'s "Walk Unafraid," performed by acclaimed Swedish folk-pop duo, First Aid Kit. In addition, the 15-track collection gathers the array of era-spanning tracks featured in the much-anticipated film, showcasing such legendary artists as Bruce Springsteen, Simon & Garfunkel, Leonard Cohen, Wings, Portishead, Lucinda Williams, and more (see attached tracklisting). Wild: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was Executive Produced by Susan Jacobs and Wild director Jean-Marc Vallee.

"I didn't want to give the audience this impression of 'film watching,'" says Vallee, reflecting on the soundtrack. "That's often how I feel with score music. I become aware of it, aware that I'm watching a film, that someone is playing music that the characters don't hear. I try to avoid that in every film I direct and I wanted to avoid it badly in Wild. The main direction with music was to use it only during flashbacks. When there is music, it's because it's playing in the scene from a sound device, a car radio for instance, or a CD player. What Cheryl is listening to in her life, is the music that we hear during the film."

In Wild, director Jean-Marc Vallee (Dallas Buyers Club), Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk The Line), and Academy Award® nominated screenwriter Nick Hornby (An Education) bring bestselling author Cheryl Strayed's extraordinary adventure to the screen. After years of reckless behavior, a heroin addiction, and the destruction of her marriage, Strayed makes a rash decision. Haunted by memories of her mother Bobbi (Academy Award® nominee Laura Dern) and with absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own. Wild powerfully reveals her terrors and pleasures as she forges ahead – on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her. 

For more, please visit www.foxsearchlight.com/wild and www.legacyrecordings.com.

TRACKLIST:

  1. Simon & Garfunkel - El Condor Pasa (If I Could)
  2. First Aid Kit – Walk Unafraid
  3. Wings – Let 'Em In
  4. The Shangri-Las – I Can Never Go Home Anymore
  5. Leonard Cohen – Suzanne
  6. Billy Swan – Don't Be Cruel
  7. Free – Be My Friend (BBC Session/Take One)
  8. Lucinda Williams – Something About What Happens When We Talk
  9. Portishead – Glory Box
  10. Bruce Springsteen – Tougher Than The Rest
  11. Pat Metheny Group – Are You Going With Me?
  12. The Hollies – The Air That I Breathe
  13. Simon & Garfunkel – Homeward Bound
  14. Ripple – Dusted and Eric D. Johnson
  15. Evan O'TooleRed River Valley
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Oct 22, 2014 | Willie Nelson and Sister Bobbie Team Up on December Day: Willie's Stash Vol. 1, a New Collection of Studio Recordings, Coming December 2

First Release in Willie's Stash Archival Series Showcases 18 Unreleased Selections from the Willie Nelson Family Songbook

Oct 22, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Recordings will release Willie Nelson and Sister Bobbie's December Day, the first installment of the Willie's Stash archival recordings series, on Tuesday, December 2.

Legacy Recordings will release Willie Nelson and Sister Bobbie's December Day, the first installment of the Willie's Stash archival recordings series, on Tuesday, December 2.

An eclectic album collaboration from outlaw country legend Willie Nelson and Sister Bobbie Nelson, December Day debuts intimate new recordings of the siblings performing 18 songs they love.

As brother and sister growing up in Abbott, Texas, Willie and Bobbie Nelson learned to read music and play instruments as pre-teens under the tutelage of their grandparents, who raised them.  They played together in Texas bands early in their careers and Bobbie has been an essential member of Willie's Family Band since its official formation in 1973.  Willie and Bobbie's deeply intuitive musical bond, formed and developed through of decades of practice and spontaneity, can be felt throughout December Day.

With songs personally selected by Willie and Bobbie, December Day includes new versions of gems from Willie's extensive songwriting catalog ("Permanently Lonely," "My Old Peculiar Way") alongside some surprising cover tunes (Al Jolson's "The Anniversary Song," Irving Berlin's "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "What'll I Do" and "Always").

The album's sound is augmented by contributions from other Family Band members, including harmonica player Mickey Raphael and the late Bee Spears on bass on "What'll I Do," recorded during his poignant last session with Willie.

In his first-hand observer liner notes for December Day, Family Band member Mickey Raphael provides fascinating details of the album's performances and insights into the artists' creative process.

"As long as I can remember, Willie and Bobbie, who ride together on Willie's bus, spend some of their traveling time jamming on their favorite songs," Raphael writes.  "Bobbie has a travel size keyboard on the bus and Willie's guitar, Trigger is always by his side. This is where the idea for December Day was born. 'Why not record our favorite songs like we play them for ourselves?' Bobbie asked...

"...When it comes to a brother-sister collaboration with the longevity of Willie and Bobbie, there is beauty in keeping things simple. 'Less is more' is the underlying theme. We've heard these songs before but not like this. The spontaneity born out of familiarity is what this record, December Day, is all about.

"It's not rocket science, it's alchemy."

The Willie's Stash series will present a variety of releases, personally curated by Willie Nelson, culled from decades of recording and touring, a singular career that's established Willie Nelson as an American musical icon.

December Day is Willie's fifth release since signing to Legacy Recordings in 2012. His last Legacy release, Band Of Brothers, was released in June 2014 and hit No. 1 on Billboard's Country Albums chart.

December Day is produced by Buddy Cannon and recorded by Steve Chadie at Pedernales Recordings Studio in Austin, Texas.

Musicians on the album include Willie Nelson (Trigger) and Bobbie Nelson (piano, B-3 organ) with Mickey Raphael (harmonica), Kevin Smith (bass), Bee Spears (bass), Billy English (drums, percussion) and David Zettner (acoustic guitar).

 

Willie Nelson and Sister Bobbie
December Day
(Willie's Stash, Vol. 1)

1. Alexander's Ragtime Band (Irving Berlin)

2. Permanently Lonely (Willie Nelson)

3. What'll I Do (Irving Berlin)

4. Summer of Roses / December Day (Willie Nelson)

5. Nuages (Django Reinhardt)

6. Mona Lisa (Ray Evans & Jay Livingston)

7. I Don't Know Where I Am Today (Willie Nelson)

8. Amnesia (Willie Nelson)

9. Who'll Buy My Memories (Willie Nelson)

10. The Anniversary Song (Al Jolson & Saul Chaplin)

11. Laws of Nature (Willie Nelson)

12. Walkin' (Willie Nelson)

13. Always (Irving Berlin)

14. I Let My Mind Wander (Willie Nelson)

15. Is the Better Part Over (Willie Nelson)

16. My Own Peculiar Way (Willie Nelson)

17. Sad Songs and Waltzes (Willie Nelson)

18. Ou-es tu, mon amour  (Emile Stern & Henri LeMarchand) / I Never Cared for You (Willie Nelson)

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SOURCE Legacy Recordings

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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