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May 26, 2015 | Branford Marsalis Quartet to Reissue Coltrane's A Love Supreme: Live in Amsterdam

In Celebration of 50th Anniversary of John Coltrane Masterpiece

Available May 26 on Marsalis Music via OKeh Records

CD/DVD Features Rare Discussions with Alice Coltrane, Michael Brecker, Miguel Zenon, Ned Goold and David Sanchez

May 26, 2015

NEW YORK, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This historic Marsalis Music CD/DVD, including a full performance by the Branford Marsalis Quartet at Amsterdam's esteemed Bimhuis plus bonus interviews and audio-only disc, will be re-released on May 26 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original John Coltrane A Love Supreme album, released in February 1965.

For Coltrane's A Love Supreme: Live In Amsterdam, label founder Branford Marsalis and his quartet have been captured in a complete performance of John Coltrane's 1964 recorded masterpiece. This legendary suite, which tenor saxophonist Marsalis included on his label's premier release, Footsteps of Our Fathers, was performed at Amsterdam's Bimhuis during a European tour in March 2003. 

"We felt that we were pretty much done with A Love Supreme when we went to Europe, but my manager wasn't done with it," Marsalis recalls wryly. "After hearing us perform the suite at the Bottom Line, she insisted that we had to film it so she approached Pierre about the project and he agreed." Pierre Lamoureux, a filmmaker known for his expertise in musical subjects, has co-directed with his brother many award-winning live musical films for artists including Harry Connick, Jr., Pat Metheny, Rush, and Judy Collins. "Pierre cares about how his films sound as well as how they look," Branford emphasizes, "and the combination of Pierre and the Bimhuis was too good to pass up."

When Marsalis's A Love Supreme package was originally released, Branford was unsparing in his enthusiasm for the Amsterdam club, which has been a center for jazz in Europe since it opened in 1973. "I only played there once before, with Art Blakey in 1981, and I'd wanted to bring my own band into the Bimhuis ever since," he admits. "It's simply one of the two or three best jazz clubs in the world, because the room is intimate and the focus is on presenting the music instead of selling food and drinks. There is a bar outside of the performance space, and people do go there to hang, but once they walk into the club itself, it's all about the music."

Marsalis' acclaimed quartet of that time - with pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts - was all about the music as well, as they delivered a performance both musically and visually riveting. As a bonus to the live performance, all four members of the quartet, together with Marsalis' fellow saxophonists the now late Michael Brecker, Miguel Zenon, Ned Goold and David Sanchez, discuss the inspiration and the challenges presented by Coltrane's composition. In addition, Alice Coltrane, John Coltrane's late widow and the pianist in his last band, is seen in a historical 30-minute conversation with Marsalis. An audio-only disc of the Bimhuis performance is also included in the package.

A Love Supreme is considered by many to be the ultimate expression of the classic John Coltrane Quartet, and remains Coltrane's most popular album. Where Coltrane only performed the suite live on one occasion, Marsalis and his band had several opportunities to play individual sections of the piece as well as A Love Supreme in its entirety before hooking up with Lamoureux for video documentation. "We definitely grew into the piece as we played it, which is why I'm so pleased that Pierre caught us when we really understood it," Marsalis reports. "One thing about A Love Supreme, it takes tremendous concentration and focus from every member of the band. The first time we played the whole thing live, all we could do afterward was sit in the dressing room for 20 minutes, totally exhausted. You don't see this band in that shape too often. By the time we got to the Bimhuis, though, we were up to the challenge."

What has resulted – a scintillating live performance, plus informed musical commentary and a rare visit with Alice Coltrane – makes Coltrane's A Love Supreme: Live in Amsterdam a must for all fans of Coltrane's and Marsalis' music.

Branford Marsalis Quartet - Coltrane's A Love Supreme: Live in Amsterdam
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May 21, 2015 | Legacy Recordings Announces Release of The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983), A Definitive 23-Disc Collection Chronicling the Evolution and Enduring Genius of America's Preeminent R&B/Rock/Pop/Funk Ensemble

Essential Isley Brothers Library Includes 84 Rare & Unreleased Bonus Tracks Plus First-Ever Complete Issue of Live-In-The-Studio Album Recorded in 1980

The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983) Box Set Available Friday, August 21

May 21, 2015

NEW YORK, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce the release of The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983), a monumental 23-disc box set, on Friday, August 21, 2015.

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The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983), a monumental 23-disc box set, to be released on Friday, August 21, 2015

An essential library collection chronicling the sonic evolution and abiding achievements of the unprecedented R&B ensemble, The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983) follows The Isley Brothers through their transformation from a 1950's doo-wop/gospel vocal group into the world's preeminent R&B rock 'n' soul powerhouse party band. As evidenced in this quarter century of recordings, The Isley Brothers absorbed the music and culture surrounding them to continually create contemporary sounds spanning the decades.

The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983) showcases tracks written (excepting "covers"), arranged, performed and produced by The Isley Brothers.  This definitive new Isley Brothers anthology was compiled and produced by Grammy Award®-winner Leo Sacks, co-produced by Jeffrey James and Jeremy Holiday, and mastered from the original analog tapes by Grammy Award®-winner Mark Wilder at Battery Studios.

The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983) features  newly remastered versions of The Isley Brothers' 21 albums released for both labels, nearly all of which are expanded with rare mixes and tracks making their CD and digital debuts.  The new collection includes 84 rare and previously unreleased bonus tracks.

This set also includes, released here for the first time in its entirety, the "Great Lost Isley Brothers Album": Wild In Woodstock: The Isley Brothers Live At Bearsville Sound Studio 1980.  First conceived as a "live" double album (with overdubbed crowd noise), this newly restored performance offers an immersive look at a crucial chapter in The Isley Brothers' history, a pivotal moment in the fusion of rock and funk music in an era fueled by the sound of the Isleys.

By the 1990s, The Isley Brothers' dominant influence over hip-hop music and culture could be felt at every turn. "Footsteps In The Dark" from 1977's Go For Your Guns was sampled in Ice Cube's "It Was A Good Day," while The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Big Poppa" interpolated the title track of 1983's Between The Sheets. The Isleys' flashy fashion sense directly inspired the "bling" aesthetic embraced by rappers everywhere. R. Kelly proclaimed the group his biggest influence, collaborating with them on his Top 5 hit "Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)" in 1995 (featuring Ronald Isley in a career-redefining role as Mr. Biggs in the accompanying video). Kelly's writing and production for the group continued through the 1990s and 2000s, peaking with Body Kiss which hit No. 1 the Billboard 200 in 2003, a full 44 years since their first hit with "Shout."

The Isley Brothers' classic works continue to reach new fans through consistent radio airplay, film and television licenses and samples: in 2015, Kendrick Lamar won two Grammy Awards® for the track "I," built upon the groove of "That Lady" (from 1973's 3+3), while singer/rapper Frank Ocean covered "At Your Best (You Are Love)" from Harvest For The World (previously covered by Aaliyah in 1994, who made it a Top 10 hit).

The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983) offers new music fans an opportunity to revisit the seminal R&B sounds that continue to reverberate through contemporary soul, rock, hip-hop and pop records.

Born and raised in the suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio, The Isley Brothers--O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley and a fourth brother, Vernon Isley (who died a couple of years after their first incarnation)--began performing as a gospel-based vocal group in 1954.  Moving to the New York City area in the late 1950s, The Isley Brothers scored some modest regional chart successes before their fourth single (and first for RCA Victor), "Shout"--written by O'Kelly, Rudolph and Ronald--catapulted them into the pantheon of pop immortality in 1959.  One of the most immediately identifiable and infectious party anthems ever written or recorded, The Isley Brothers "Shout"--with its irresistible call-and-response structure--combined gospel heat and doo-wop soul with a high-powered rock 'n' roll energy.  The much-covered "Shout" was inducted into the Grammy® Hall of Fame in 1999 and placed No. 118 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

The Isleys followed up "Shout" with a variety of tracks (including their Top 20 single, "Twist & Shout," a song later famously covered by The Beatles).

Perhaps the most musically adventurous vocal ensemble in American pop history, The Isley Brothers were adding rock, funk, R&B, soul and ballad elements into the gospel and doo-wop music at the foundation of their sound.

In the 1960s, while The Isley Brothers bounced between various labels (including Atlantic, United Artists and Motown), they briefly employed a then-unknown Jimi Hendrix (aka Jimmy James) as their lead guitarist, buying him a white Fender Stratocaster guitar and moving him into the Isley home.   Though Jimi's stint with the Isley Brothers was brief, his musical sensibilities remained in the group, with younger brother Ernie Isley carrying the fiery experimental rock 'n' soul guitar sound they shared into the Isley Brothers future.

Tired of labels that didn't fully understand or support their R&B/rock fusion musical vision, The Isley Brothers launched their independent T-Neck imprint with distribution through Buddah Records. At T-Neck, the Isleys finally enjoyed the freedom to make music the way they wanted, recording and producing their own material as well as assisting in the distribution and promotion process. The T-Neck label's lead single, the irresistible Grammy Award®-winning funk hit "It's Your Thing," instantly established the band and label as a commercial powerhouse, its lyric a mantra for the trail The Isley Brothers would blaze in the next decade.

The Isleys' ever-expanding musical repertoire in the 1970s included funky covers of pop/rock favorites ("Love The One You're With," "Lay, Lady, Lay") that helped spread these songs through urban markets. The group would hit a new peak with the album 3+3 and single "That Lady" in 1973.

They added younger brothers Ernie Isley (lead guitar, drums) and Marvin Isley (bass guitar) and Rudolph's brother-in-law Chris Jasper (keyboards, synthesizers) into the mix, turning The Isley Brothers vocal trio into a self-contained pop/rock/R&B/funk ensemble, writing, producing, performing, arranging, distributing their own works on T-Neck Records throughout the 1970s into the early 1980s.

With Ernie, Chris and Marvin leading the way creatively, the group pushed the barriers of soul music, bringing funk and laid-back quiet storm into the mainstream and earning the band three gold and seven platinum or multi-platinum albums--including 3+3 (1973), the #1 chart-topping The Heat Is On (1975) and 1983's Between The Sheets--and 14 Top 10 R&B albums (seven of which hit No. 1). In the world of R&B, only Parliament-Funkadelic and Earth, Wind & Fire have achieved success rivaling the Isley Brothers.

The Isley Brothers have had 19 Top 10 singles (7 of those at #1) in the US Billboard R&B chart, with 16 Isley albums hitting the Top 40.  13 of their albums have achieved RIAA gold, platinum or multi-platinum status.  The Isley Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.  They got their star on the Hollywood Rockwalk in 1997 and were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2003.

The Isley Brothers, through an unprecedented seven decades, have remained one of the most consistently successful groups of all time. The Isleys were present at the birth of rock and roll, their biggest hits have influenced R&B, rock and roll and funk music from the 1950s onward while their deep grooves helped form the rhythmic backbone of hip-hop, a sound the Isleys would embrace in the 1990s and 2000s.

Still active as a duo of Ronald and Ernie Isley, The Isley Brothers earned a Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.  The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983) brings all of their works for the Sony Music family into one impressive package.

The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983) (* includes bonus tracks)

Shout! (RCA Victor, 1959)*

Harvest For The World (T-Neck, 1976)*

It's Our Thing (T-Neck, 1969)*

Go For Your Guns (T-Neck, 1977)*

The Brothers: Isley (T-Neck, 1969)*

Showdown (T-Neck, 1978)*

The Isley Brothers Live At Yankee Stadium (T-Neck, 1969)

Winner Takes All (T-Neck, 1979—2 CDs)*

Get Into Something (T-Neck, 1970)*

Go All The Way (T-Neck, 1980)*

In The Beginning...The Isley Brothers & Jimi Hendrix (T-Neck, recorded 1964-1965; remixed/released 1971)*

Wild In Woodstock: The Isley Brothers Live At Bearsville Studios 1980 (previously unreleased)*

Givin' It Back (T-Neck, 1971)*

Grand Slam (T-Neck, 1981)*

Brother, Brother, Brother (T-Neck, 1972)*

Inside You (T-Neck, 1981)*

The Isleys Live (T-Neck, 1973)

The Real Deal (T-Neck, 1982)*

3+3 (T-Neck, 1973)*

Between The Sheets (T-Neck, 1983)*

Live It Up (T-Neck, 1974)*


The Heat Is On (T-Neck, 1975)*


 

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May 12, 2015 | JOE SATRIANI Sets Release Of His 15th Studio Album - Shockwave Supernova On July 24th

World Tour Begins September 17th in Europe - U.S. Tour Planned Early 2016

"CRYSTAL PLANET" - Satriani's Sci-Fi Animation Series in the Works

May 12, 2015

LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary guitarist, JOE SATRIANI, announces plans to release his 15th solo studio album, Shockwave Supernova, on July 24th, making him one of the first to utilize the new "Friday, Global Release Day" for music. 

JOE SATRIANI, announces plans to release his 15th solo studio album,

It would be easy to call Shockwave Supernova a "masterpiece" or "the last word on guitar" from the world's most commercially successful solo guitar performer. Satch, however, sees it much more personally. He has consistently advanced the artistry of the instrument; an effort he dedicated himself to on September 18, 1970, the day his idol Jimi Hendrix died.

Recorded late last year at Skywalker Sound in Lucas Valley, CA, Satriani assembled the dynamic trio of world-class musicians who had recently been part of his global tour; renowned keyboardist and guitarist Mike Keneally, a veteran of several Satch outings and recordings; along with drumming whiz Marco Minnemann and bass extraordinaire Bryan Beller. "I couldn't have asked for a better band to help bring these songs to life," says Satriani.

The album also sees Satriani once again joining forces co-producer and engineer John Cuniberti. Satch and Cuniberti share production on Shockwave Supernova, as they have on numerous albums – their shared history dates back to the guitar star's 1986 debut album, Not Of This Earth and its follow- up, the platinum-selling, critically acclaimed, Surfing with the Alien.

Minnemann and Beller handle the bulk of Shockwave Supernova's rhythmic duties, with the exception of four cuts – the driving "Keep On Movin'," full of wondrous Satch guitar wizardry and Keneally's playful piano, "In My Pocket," a deliciously greasy, souped-up take on Swing, along with "Crazy Joey" (a deliriously effervescent romp) and "Scarborough Stomp" (a relentless upbeat rocker) – find Satriani joined by another powerhouse rhythm section: the esteemed drummer Vinnie Colaiuta (whose work includes the likes of Frank Zappa, Sting, Paul Simon, among others) and Jane's Addiction bassist Chris Chaney (whose resume includes Alanis Morrisette, Celine Dion and Rob Zombie, to name a few).

Recently, during the final performance of his two-year Unstoppable Momentum tour, Satriani had an epiphany; he found himself, "playing the guitar with my teeth an awful lot. I thought, 'Why are you doing this?' It's as if something else, or somebody else, was driving me to do it." Satriani seized upon this moment of self-realization as the springboard and creative center for his alter ego "Shockwave Supernova," the outlandish and extroverted 'performance side' of the normally shy and reserved guitar virtuoso. With this new persona as partner, Satriani launched his wildly ambitious 15th solo album, Shockwave Supernova.

In a creative and engaging alternative venture, Satriani, a lifelong science fiction fan, has reached out to the future, through the medium of animation. Finally recognizing the on-stage symmetry with his alter ego allowed Satriani to also take a risk on this particular style of storytelling. He says, "Guitarist Ned Evett and I have created an animated series called Crystal Planet. The actual Crystal Planet is our very own Earth, set billions of years in the future. The hero of the show uses music generated by a unique electric guitar to travel through time while the show's characters struggle to preserve the future and past of humankind." More information on Crystal Planet and how and where fans will view the series will be coming shortly.

Fans are now able to pre-order the new album with an exclusive signed poster only at satriani.com. Joe will be selecting art for the poster from fan submitted art – check Joe's FB page for more details (facebook.com/joesatriani). The album is available for pre-order on Amazon (http://smarturl.it/satriani_SS_amzn) and iTunes (http://smarturl.it/satriani_SS_itunes) and will also be available to order as 2 LP 120 gram vinyl. 

As was previously announced, Satriani and Steve Vai, will perform at a third benefit concert in support of music industry veteran and their good friend, Cliff Cultreri. "A Benefit for Cliff III" is set for Friday, June 12th at 8pm at Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. This event will feature performances by Satriani and Vai, as well as special guests, Animals As Leaders. In addition, Satriani and Vai, along with other artists, have graciously donated various items to be auctioned at the event.  Among these items are autographed guitars as well as a chance to join Satriani's "G4 Camp" taking place June 28July 2 in Cambria, CA.

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May 11, 2015 | Legacy Recordings, in Association with CMF Records, Set to Release Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City, a 2CD Sonic Companion to Historic Exhibit On Display at Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Nashville Through December 31, 2016

Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City--A Monumental Compilation Album featuring an Unreleased Bob Dylan Track & Essential Nashville Recordings--Available Everywhere Tuesday, June 16

Exclusive Spotify Playlist, with Commentary from Nashville Cat Charlie Daniels, and Summer Concert Planned to Celebrate the Album

May 11, 2015

NEW YORK, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, and Country Music Foundation Records (CMF Records) announce the upcoming release of Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City (http://smarturl.it/dcnc_anmc_amzn), a 2CD audio companion to the historic exhibit currently on display at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City, featuring a previously unreleased version of Bob Dylan's

Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City, featuring a previously unreleased version of Bob Dylan's "If Not For You" and 35 other essential tracks, will be available Tuesday, June 16.

The Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum exhibition, "Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City Presented by Citi," opened March 27, 2015 and will run through December 31, 2016.  The museum will celebrate the album's launch later this summer with a concert to be held on 5th Avenue between Demonbreun Street and Korean Veterans Boulevard on July 7, 2015 at 6 pm. The line-up for the concert will be announced soon.

Beginning May 11, fans can follow a special Spotify playlist with ten cuts from the forthcoming album. A new song will be added to the playlist each week leading up to the album's release on June 16. The featured songs will be accompanied by special commentary from Charlie Daniels, one of the Nashville Cats.

"Bob Dylan surprised many when he came to Nashville and began working with the city's unmatched session musicians the Nashville Cats," said Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum historian Michael Gray. "Around this same time, Johnny Cash was recruiting folk and rock musicians—including Dylan—to appear on his groundbreaking network television show. This album and Spotify playlist, with commentary from Nashville Cat Charlie Daniels, explore this magical time in 'a new Music City.'"

Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City explores the relationship between pop, rock, folk and country music through a variety of essential recordings that define an American era and sensibility that continue to shape and influence contemporary culture across the world.

Bob Dylan's decision to record his watershed double album Blonde On Blonde in Nashville in 1966 provided a catalyst for many counter-cultural and establishment musicians to come together in a seemingly unlikely destination in the politically polarized sixties. In spite of its reputation as a conservative town, removed from the main trends in popular music, Nashville was home to musicians who had a huge influence on other music scenes of the era.

Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, The Byrds, Simon & Garfunkel, Neil Young, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Linda Ronstadt and The Monkees were among the many pop, rock and folk artists who came to Nashville in the late 1960s and early 1970s to record with Music City's exquisitely versatile session musicians, known to insiders as the "Nashville Cats."

Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City pays homage to these often unheralded session players through 36 pivotal tracks recorded in Nashville in the 1960s and 1970s by many of the biggest names and most popular artists in contemporary music. Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City embodies the universal spirit of music that defies boundaries and categories, finding and celebrating the common bond between rock, pop and country music in records that will live forever.

Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash were the seminal artists that first tapped into the crossover potential of the Nashville sound. The museum exhibit opens with a brief biographical section on Dylan's career prior to his 1966 arrival in Nashville and the events that drew him to Music City. When recording Highway 61 Revisited in 1965, Dylan was in New York working with producer Bob Johnston, a former Nashville resident. Johnston asked multi-instrumentalist Charlie McCoy to play guitar on Dylan's "Desolation Row." Johnston urged Dylan to record his next album in Nashville and the result, 1966's Blonde On Blonde is considered one of the great achievements of Dylan's career and a benchmark of American popular music. Dylan's subsequent late '60s and early '70s albums--John Wesley Harding, Nashville Skyline, and portions of Self Portrait--embodied the sound and soul of Nashville.

Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City goes on to explore Dylan's musical relationship with country legend Johnny Cash. The two cemented their friendship at the 1964 Newport Folk Festival and were reunited in Nashville in February 1969. Dylan had recorded most of Nashville Skyline when he went into the studio with Cash, where the pair cut more than a dozen duets in two days. One of these, a new interpretation of Dylan's "Girl from the North Country," appeared on Nashville Skyline, the Dylan album for which Johnny Cash wrote Grammy-winning liner notes.

Johnny Cash went on to further bridge the culture gap between Nashville's old guard country music and the new young pop musicians dominating the airwaves through his successful television program, "The Johnny Cash Show." Shot at Nashville's Ryman Audition, "The Johnny Cash Show" brought country, pop and rock musicians together in a national broadcast forum that brought new audiences to each of the genres. Dylan and Joni Mitchell were guests on the Johnny's first show, with Linda Ronstadt, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot and Eric Clapton's Derek & the Dominos appearing on subsequent episodes.

Artists who followed Dylan to Nashville to record or to appear on Cash's show wound up recording with the world-class musicians known as the Nashville Cats. In many cases, these out-of-town visiting artists created records regarded as career highlights, thanks to the accomplished Nashville players providing support.

Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City provides fresh opportunities to enjoy the lasting musical contributions of the Nashville Cats--among them David Briggs, Kenny Buttrey, Fred Carter Jr., Charlie Daniels, Pete Drake, Mac Gayden, Lloyd Green, Ben Keith, Grady Martin, Charlie McCoy, Wayne Moss, Weldon Myrick, Norbert Putnam, Jerry Reed, Pig Robbins and Buddy Spicher--and the abiding masterpieces they helped create.

In the wake of Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, Nashville became a new kind of music capitol, drawing an incredible influx of musicians, writers, and artists. The liberating musical climate and the burgeoning countercultural movement provided a supercharged atmosphere for creativity.

Since opening in March, the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum's "Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City" exhibit has been generating high praise for its critical acumen and historic significance.

The New York Times (March 29, 2015) observed, "In the late 1960s and early 1970s, dozens of rock and folk acts traveled to Tennessee and, in a series of unlikely alliances, emerged with an astonishing number of big hits and classic recordings. The era is documented in 'Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City,' an ambitious exhibition that....points to three primary forces behind the migration to the Music Row studios: Bob Dylan's journey here to record the 'Blonde on Blonde' album in 1966; the ABC television series 'The Johnny Cash Show,' which filmed at the Ryman Auditorium from 1969 until 1971; and an extraordinary group of session musicians informally known as the 'Nashville Cats,' who played in one form or fashion on virtually all of these recordings, including albums by Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Linda Ronstadt, Simon and Garfunkel, and three of the four Beatles."

As Time magazine noted, "Nashville has a reputation, and a well-earned one too: the Tennessee city is the home of country music. But, as the Country Music Hall of Fame points out with a new exhibition...that deserved reputation doesn't mean that Nashville's musical horizons are limited to one genre alone."

Various Artists

Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City

(Legacy Recordings/CMF Records)

Disc 1

  1. Absolutely Sweet Marie – Bob Dylan
  2. Harpoon Man – Charlie McCoy & the Escorts
  3. It Ain't Me, Babe – Johnny Cash
  4. Down In The Flood – Flatt & Scruggs
  5. The Way I Feel – Gordon Lightfoot
  6. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight – Bob Dylan
  7. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere – The Byrds
  8. This Wheel's On Fire – Ian & Sylvia
  9. Gentle On My Mind – John Hartford
  10. Some Of Shelly's Blues – The Monkees
  11. Turn Around – The Beau Brummels
  12. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry – Tracy Nelson
  13. If You Don't Like Hank Williams (1968 Demo) – Kris Kristofferson
  14. Bird On The Wire – Leonard Cohen
  15. Hickory Wind – The Byrds
  16. Blowing Down That Dusty Road – Country Joe McDonald
  17. The Boxer – Simon & Garfunkel
  18. Stone Fox Chase – Area Code 615
  19. The Byrds Sweetheart Of The Rodeo Radio Ad (Bonus Track)

Disc 2                                        

  1. Girl From The North Country – Bob Dylan with Johnny Cash
  2. Driftin' Way Of Life – Jerry Jeff Walker
  3. Behind That Locked Door – George Harrison
  4. Crazy Mama – J.J. Cale
  5. Beaucoups Of Blues – Ringo Starr
  6. Going To The Country – Steve Miller Band
  7. Heart Of Gold – Neil Young
  8. If Not For You (Previously Unreleased Version) – Bob Dylan with Lloyd Green
  9. City Of New OrleansSteve Goodman
  10. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down – Joan Baez
  11. Blue River – Eric Andersen
  12. Seven Bridges Road (1972 Nashville Version) – Steve Young
  13. Will The Circle Be Unbroken – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  14. Sally G – Paul McCartney & Wings
  15. Silver Wings – Earl Scruggs with Linda Ronstadt
  16. A Six Pack To Go – Leon Russell (as Hank Wilson)
  17. Matchbox (Live On The Johnny Cash Show) – Derek & The Dominos with Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins
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May 07, 2015 | Sony Classical Releases Poltergeist Soundtrack

MUSIC COMPOSED BY MARC STREITENFELD

Soundtrack Available May 19, 2015

May 7, 2015

NEW YORK, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- British director Gil Kenan proved his atmospheric take on the horror and fantasy genres with his movies Monster House and City of Ember. Now, with legendary filmmaker and producer Sam Raimi (Spiderman, Evil Dead, The Grudge), Kenan directs the remake of the beloved 1982 horror movie Poltergeist. For the soundtrack, available May 19 via Sony Classical, Kenan chose German film score composer Marc Streitenfeld, known for his collaborations with director Ridley Scott.

Poltergeist contemporizes the classic tale about a family - starring Sam Rockwell (Moon, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy) and Rosemarie DeWitt (Cinderella Man, Rachel Getting Married) - whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter (Kennedi Clements) captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.

Acknowledged for his ambitious and intelligent score for Prometheus, as well as the multi-faceted soundtrack, The Grey, Streitenfeld deployed his versatile composing talents once again, the Poltergeist soundtrack expertly captures the movie's eerie mood. With hinted horror elements, creaky sound patterns and an overall twisted timbre, Streitenfeld manages to build up spine-chilling tension - a creepy, veritably haunting score.

After Streitenfeld relocated from Munich to Los Angeles, he started working as a musical assistant for composer Hans Zimmer and became a music editor and supervisor on the blockbusters Hannibal, Mission: Impossible II and Black Hawk Down. At the request of Ridley Scott, Streitenfeld composed for A Good Year (2006), after acting as music supervisor on Scott's 2005 film Kingdom of Heaven. He then went on to score all of Scott's subsequent films to date. In 2007, Streitenfeld was nominated for a BAFTA award for American Gangster.

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Track list

01.      Poltergeist Opening

11.      A Poltergeist Intrusion

02.      They're Here

12.      Home Improvements

03.      Angry Spirits  

13.      Somebody is With Her

04.      Electronics Awakening 

14.      Take a Peek

05.      They're Not Pretend, Mommy 

15.      I Feel a Little Braver

06.      The Storm is Coming

16.      Into the Portal

07.      Clown Attack 

17.      The Other Side

08.      Into the Closet

18.      Reunited

09.      Maddy is on TV

19.      Let Her Go

10.      You Have to Get My Sister Back 

20.      Home Free

 

Media Contacts:
Beth Krakower | Krakower Poling PR | beth@krakowerpolingpr.com 
Angela Barkan | Larissa Slezak | Sony Music Masterworks
212.833.8575 / 6075 / Angela.Barkan@sonymusic.com / Larissa.Slezak@sonymusic.com

 

SOURCE Sony Classical

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