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Jun 29, 2016 | Masterworks Broadway Announces Summer 2016 Releases

Sid and Marty Krofft's Les Poupees de Paris - 1964 World Fair Recording Available July 8

I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road - Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording Available August 8

Alice Through the Looking Glass - 1966 Television Soundtrack Recording Available September 9

Jun 29, 2016

NEW YORK, June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Masterworks Broadway announces its Summer 2016 releases including three classic albums from the archives Sid and Marty Krofft's Les Poupees de Paris – 1964 World Fair Recording (July 8), I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road – Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording (August 8), and Alice Through the Looking Glass – 1966 Television Soundtrack Recording (September 9)Upon release, each title will be accompanied by new album pages and photos on MasterworksBroadway.com. 

Sid and Marty Krofft's Les Poupees de Paris is the Grammy-nominated soundtrack from an elaborate puppet show performed on tour and at the 1964 World's Fair. With the voices of Pearl Bailey, Milton Berle, Cyd Charisse, Annie Fargé, Gene Kelly, Liberace, Jayne Mansfield, Tony Martin, Phil Silvers, Loretta Young and Edie Adams, the score features music and lyrics by Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen. Known for bringing a psychedelic sensibility to children's TV with shows like "The Banana Splits Adventure Hour," "H.R. Pufnstuf" and "Land of the Lost," the Krofft's got their start with similar puppet shows performed in nightclubs. Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen, the multi award-winning Songwriter's Hall of Fame duo, are known as the team behind some of Frank Sinatra's most famous hits including "Come Fly with Me," "Only the Lonely," and "Come Dance with Me." Sid and Marty Krofft's Les Poupees de Paris will be officially released for the first time on CD in the U.S. July 8, with streaming and downloads available the same day.

Originally produced by Joseph Papp for the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater, I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking it on the Road, was a milestone in the integration of rock-and-roll and musical theater.  It opened June 14, 1978 at the Public Theater and later moved to the Circle in the Square for a total of 1,165 performances, making it one of the most successful Off-Broadway musicals of all time. The book and lyrics are by Gretchen Cryer, who also starred as the lead character Heather Jones in the original production, with music by Nancy Ford. The show follows Jones as she puts together her new cabaret act featuring songs about her own empowerment (she's just been through a bitter divorce), much to the dismay of her director who tries to convince her to go back to her old act. The show was nominated for Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Music and Outstanding Lyrics, and its cast album received a Grammy nomination. Recordings of Cryer and Ford's Off-Broadway musicals Now Is the Time for All Good Men (1967) and The Last Sweet Days of Isaac (1970) are also available from Masterworks Broadway. I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road – Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording will be released on August 8, with streaming and downloads available the same day.

In Alice Through The Looking Glass, Elsie Simmons and Moose Charlap set Lewis Carroll's timeless classic to music for the NBC television special. First aired November 6, 1966, the star-studded production included Ricardo Montalban, Agnes Moorehead, Jack Palance, Jimmy Durante and the Smothers Brothers. The Television Soundtrack of Alice Through The Looking Glass will be officially released for the first time on CD in the U.S. September 9, with streaming and downloads available the same day.

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Sid and Marty Krofft's Les Poupees de Paris – 1964 World Fair Recording Tracklist
Release Date: July 8

  1. Overture:
      le Poupées de Paris Instrumental (orchestra)    
      Bonsoir (Mlle. Annie Fargé, Mlle. Janine Forman, Chorus)
      le Poupées de Paris (Mlle. Cyd Charisse, Chorus)
  2. The Bathtub Scene (M. Bing Crosby and Friends; Mlles. Janine Forman and Crista Speck)
    Don't Say Paris, Say Paree (M. Gene Kelly and the Can-Can Girls)
  3. You Can't Make it Anywhere (Mlle. Pearl Bailey and the Paris Models)
  4. A Night of Horror: 
      Let's Be Frank Mr. Frankenstein (M. Joey Forman as Lugosi, M. Guy Marks as Karloff)
      The Lab (Mlle. Loretta Young)
      The Mad Doctor and the Creature (M. Paul Frees)
      I Can't Wait to Take You Home (M. Milton Berle and Mlle. Jane Kean)
      The Kook Spooks (Skeletons' Dance)
  5. It's a Living (M. Liberace, Mlle. Jayne Mansfield, M. Lance Legault)
  6. The Opera Singer (Mlle. Edie Adams)
  7. The Ice Skater (On the Wings of Romance) (Chorus)
  8. Love is a Bore (Mlle. Pearl Bailey and Montmartre Girls)
      Sadie Fats (Merry Williams and her Boys)
      Love is a Bore (Reprise) (Mlle. Pearl Bailey)
  9. The Circus (M. Phil Silvers, Mlles. Pop Corn, Cotton Candy and Balloons)

I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road – Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording Tracklist
Release Date: August 8

  1. Natural High (Gretchen Cryer, Company)
  2. Smile (Gretchen Cryer, Margot Rose, Betty Aberlin, Company)
  3. Miss America (Gretchen Cryer, Company)
  4. Strong Woman Number (Gretchen Cryer, Margot Rose, Betty Aberlin)
  5. Dear Tom (Gretchen Cryer)
  6. Old Friend (Gretchen Cryer)
  7. In a Simple Way I Love You (Don Scardino)
  8. Put in a Package and Sold (Gretchen Cryer, Margot Rose, Betty Aberlin)
  9. Feel the Love (Betty Aberlin, Margot Rose, Don Scardino)
  10. Lonely Lady (Gretchen Cryer)
  11. Happy Birthday (Gretchen Cryer, Company)
  12. Natural High (Reprise) (Gretchen Cryer, Company)

Alice Through the Looking Glass – 1966 Television Soundtrack Recording Tracklist
Release Date: September 9

  1. Through The Looking Glass (Company)   
  2. There are Two Sides to Everything (Robert Coote, Agnes Moorehead, Ricardo Montalban, Nanette Fabray)     
  3. I Wasn't Meant to Be a Queen (Nanette Fabray)  
  4. Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are (Judi Rolin)     
  5. Jaberwock Song (Jack Palance)     
  6. Keep off the Grass (Roy Castle)   
  7. Some Summer Day (Ricardo Montalban)   
  8. The Backwards Alphabet (Judi Rolin, The Smothers Brothers)     
  9. Who Are You (Judi Rolin)   
  10. 'Twas Brillig (Judi Rolin, Jimmy Durante)     
  11. Alice is Coming to Tea (Agnes Moorehead, Nanette Fabray)   
  12. Through The Looking Glass (Reprise) (Company)    

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Jun 28, 2016 | Legacy Recordings Presents Legacy, Volume Two, A New Collection of Performances from Celtic Thunder

Celtic Thunder's Legacy, Volume Two Available Friday, August 12, 2016

Jun 28, 2016

NEW YORK, June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, announces the arrival of Legacy, Volume Two--an electrifying new collection of performances from the sensational Irish show Celtic Thunder--on Friday, August 12, 2016. Available for Amazon pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/Celtic_LegacyVol2

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Celtic Thunder's Legacy, Volume Two is an eagerly-awaited follow up album to the highly acclaimed Legacy, Volume One, released in February of this year.

Legacy, Volume Two presents more best-loved numbers from Celtic Thunder's fourteen standing-room-only world tours to-date. Song selections include "Now We Are Free," "Isle Of Innisfree," "Home," "Song For The Mira," Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," "Remember Me," "Lauren & I," Neil Sedaka's "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do," "Life With You," "Streets Of New York," "Seven Drunken Nights," "Take Me Home" and "Mo Ghile Mear."

Since its inception, Celtic Thunder has thrilled audiences the world over with signature vocal harmonies and ensemble productions bringing a new twist to an eclectic repertoire ranging from traditional Irish and folk music to adult contemporary, rock and classical crossover.

Formed in Dublin in 2007 by Producer Sharon Browne, Celtic Thunder is a multi-dimensional musical and theatrical ensemble celebrated around the world for emotionally powerful performances and a state-of-the-art production aesthetic. A stalwart presence on Public Television since 2008, Celtic Thunder remains one of the most popular musical shows on that network to this day, selling over 2 million albums. Moreover, Billboard magazine has named Celtic Thunder the Top World Artist four times in eight years (2008, 2009, 2011 and 2015) and the show has had LPs placed in the World Album Top 10 every year since 2008, raising the bar for Irish music and theatrical productions worldwide.

Legacy, Volume Two spotlights Celtic Thunder soloists Neil Byrne, Keith Harkin, Emmett O'Hanlon, Ryan Kelly and special guest artist Damian McGinty (an original member of Celtic Thunder who went on to win Fox's "The Glee Project before landing a recurring role in the hit series "Glee!).  

In addition to powerfully moving harmony pieces from the Celtic Thunder ensemble, the Celtic Thunder vocalists are backed by the Celtic Thunder Band featuring Nicole Hudson (violin), Laura Durrant (cello), Seana Davey (harp, box accordion), John O'Brien (whistles, pipes, flutes, guitar, bouzouki, mandolin and bodhran), Dave Bakey (guitars), Neil Byrne (mandolin and bass guitar) and Keith Harkin (additional guitars), led by musical director David Munro, who also plays piano on Legacy, Volume Two.

The Celtic Thunder show also continues to extensively tour worldwide, performing to more than 800,000 fans over the past eight years. Celtic Thunder looks forward to bringing LEGACY on the road in 2016 with a full North America Tour which will run from August-December, calling on 75 cities across 40 states including NY, MA, GA, PA, NV, FL, TX, CA and WA to name but a few.

Celtic Thunder's official YouTube channel, "Thunder Tube" has seen over 77 million-upload views since the channel's inception in 2008. Their monthly newsletter The Celtic Times has a readership of 1.2 million and then over 266,000 followers on Facebook. In addition to appearing in nine hugely successful Public Television specials, including the smash hit "Mythology," Celtic Thunder has performed at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama, at the Pentagon for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as well as on the CBS Saturday Show's Second Cup Café, the Today Show, and Fox and Friends.

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Jun 28, 2016 | Legendary Singer/Songwriter/Producer Barry Gibb Signs To Columbia Records

SET TO RELEASE HIS FIRST SOLO ALBUM INVOLVING NEW MATERIAL 'IN THE NOW' DUE OUT ON COLUMBIA RECORDS THIS FALL

ELDEST BROTHER AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE ICONIC BEE GEES RECORDS FIRST ALBUM OF ALL NEW MATERIAL

HALL OF FAMER JOINED COLDPLAY ONSTAGE SUNDAY NIGHT AT GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL AS A GUEST PERFORMER

Jun 28, 2016

NEW YORK, June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary Grammy award winning singer/songwriter/producer Barry Gibb has signed with Columbia Records and will release his first album with the label titled, In The Now, in the fall of 2016. The surviving member of one of music's most successful and revered bands, the Bee Gees, (formed with his brothers Robin and Maurice), has kept In The Now a family affair, writing all the songs with his sons Stephen and Ashley.

LEGENDARY SINGER/SONGWRITER/PRODUCER BARRY GIBB SIGNS TO COLUMBIA RECORDS SET TO RELEASE HIS FIRST SOLO ALBUM INVOLVING NEW MATERIAL  'IN THE NOW' DUE OUT ON COLUMBIA RECORDS THIS FALL

Produced by Barry and co-producer John Merchant, the album is only the second solo effort of Gibb's career and his first album of all new material since the Bee Gees final studio album in 2001. In The Now is an impassioned solo effort that signals a welcome return of one of the most identifiable and versatile voices in the history of rock, pop, and R&B. The 12-track album was recorded in Miami with the same gathering of accomplished musicians Barry assembled for his acclaimed 2014 solo tour.

As a record producer/songwriter, Barry has been instrumental in creating milestones for other artists, ranging from Barbra Streisand's 'Guilty' album to Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers' country record 'Islands In The Stream' also, Diana Ross's 'Eaten Alive featuring 'Chain Reaction' as well as Dionne Warwick's 'Heartbreaker' album.

"This is a dream come true for me. It's a new chapter in my life. I always hoped one day that The Bee Gees would be with Columbia or indeed Sony so, it's a great joy for me to start again this way with such great people."

Between Robin, Maurice, and Andy, the Gibb brothers achieved 19 number one records on the Billboard charts including, a phenomenal 6 in a row equaling The Beatles record.

"I will never forget my brothers, they will always be a part of everything I do. Our dream came true."

Barry returned to live performing in 2013-2014 with the Mythology Tour, celebrating the Bee Gees anthology release of the same name as a tribute to his three brothers. The acclaimed tour included shows in Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland, and The U.S., garnering an outpouring of affection and critical praise from around the world.

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Jun 24, 2016 | TALL HEIGHTS Announce Major Label Debut LP Neptune Out August 19 via Sony Music Masterworks

Stereogum Premieres New Song "River Wider"

"Spirit Cold" Over 5.6 Million Streams On Spotify

Catch Them Live On Tour

"In addition to finger-picked guitar, swelling cello and tight, prismatic vocal harmonies, "Spirit Cold" boasts a bold, airy drum part that propels the song through the peaks and troughs of the arrangement." - The Wall Street Journal

"Magical (and moving)" - Paste Magazine

Jun 24, 2016

NEW YORK, June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston progressive folk duo Tall Heights have announced the release of their debut major label LP, Neptune, out August 19 on Sony Music Masterworks. Neptune is the follow up to 2015's Holding On, Holding Out EP which was met with critical acclaim from outlets like NPR and Wall Street Journal who compared their emotive harmonies and poignant lyrics to the likes of Simon & Garfunkel, Sigur Ros and Bon Iver. Of particular note is the track "Spirit Cold", the lead single from the forthcoming release which has quickly reached over 5.6 Million streams on Spotify. This week, Stereogum premiered the lush, winsome follow up single "River Wider". We encourage you to post and share here!

The multi-talented singer songwriters, composers, and instrumentalists featuring Paul Wright on cello/vocals and Tim Harrington on acoustic guitar/vocals got their start busking on the streets of Boston, growing up in a neighboring town in Massachusetts. Neptune is a far lusher construct than those early acoustic days — along with pristine and emotive vocal harmonies, there's subtly chugging electric guitar and a spare descending bassline on "Iron in the Fire," ethereal synthesizers and a spacious drum part on "Spirit Cold," a brittle splash of percussion to open "Backwards and Forwards" and feedback created by two cellphones on "Cross My Mind."

The band is on tour all Summer through Autumn including an opening slot for José González. See full list of dates HERE. For a taste of Tall Heights' captivating live show, watch the band's stunning live performance of album single "Spirit Cold" HERE.

Tour Dates
6/24: Sturbridge, MA @ The Barn | Tickets 
7/12: Middlebury, VT @ Middlebury Recreation Park
7/19: Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
7/21: Belmar, NJ @ Songwriters on the Beach
7/24: Egg Harbor, WI @ Peg Egan Performing Arts Center
7/28: Greenbay, WI @ Meyer Theatre
7/30: Bayfield, WI Big Top Chautauqua | Tickets 
7/31: Marshfield, WI @ Columbia Park
8/1: Chicago, IL @ Millennium Park Summer Music Series
8/20: Schwenksville, PA @ Philadelphia Folk Festival
8/27: Hunter, NY @ Doctorow Center for the Arts
9/14: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
9/15: Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
9/21: Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
9/30: Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
10/5: Washington, DC @ DC9
10/6: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
10/7: Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
10/20: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
10/21: Chicago, IL @ Schubas
10/23: St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club

Track Listing
1. Iron in the Fire
2. Spirit Cold
3. River Wider
4. No Man Alive
5. The Runaway
6. Infrared
7. Horse to Water
8. Backwards and Forwards
9. Two Blue Eyes
10. Cross My Mind
11. Growing
12. Wayfarers

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Jun 24, 2016 | Watch the Erykah Badu-Directed Video For "Maiysha (So Long)" http://smarturl.it/Maiysha_So_Long

New Video From The New Album of Miles Davis Recordings Reimagined by Robert Glasper - EVERYTHING'S BEAUTIFUL

Out Now Featuring Badu, KING, John Scofield, Bilal, Ledisi, DJ Spinna, Stevie Wonder, Laura Mvula, Hiatus Kaiyote & More

Jun 24, 2016

NEW YORK, June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Longtime friends, collaborators and Grammy-winning musicians Erykah Badu and Robert Glasper have teamed up again for the track & video for "Maiysha (So Long)", from new album Everything's Beautiful--the visionary exploration of Miles Davis' music, featuring reimagined interpretations of his music produced by Glasper. The track's lyrics were written by Badu, and were based on "Maiysha" by Davis.

Erykah Badu

The video, entitled "So Long…That's What She Said," which Badu describes as having the feel of a short film, was conceptualized, written and directed by Badu. In keeping with the song's deceptively humorous lyrics, the "short" is a somewhat satirical wink at the musical performances from the classic variety shows of the '50s and '60s. The video stars a neurotic, beatnik chanteuse named Sarah Bellam—one of Badu's many personas—with Glasper as her tormented keyboard player and lover. The video also features a cameo by acclaimed harmonicist Frédéric Yonnet as the trumpet player performing Miles Davis' solo. The supporting musicians include Rashad "Ringo" Smith, drums, and Braylon Lacy, bass.

The "short" was co-produced by Badu's own Control Freaq Media and long-time collaborators Coodie and Chike of Creative Control, the team behind Badu's 2010 acclaimed and controversial "Window Seat" music video. In support of the video's release, Badu and Control Freaq Media have crafted a unique digital marketing campaign that includes a series of movie inspired posters, animated GIFs, and exclusive bonus content announced on Badu's social media platforms. Watch the video here: http://smarturl.it/Maiysha_So_Long

Everything's Beautiful is out now and is part of Columbia/Legacy's commemoration of the globally renowned music innovator's 90th birthday. Released in late-May, the album debuted at #1 on Billboard's Jazz Album chart, and first week sales saw Davis charting the highest he ever has on the R&B Album Chart (#5), R&B/Hip Hop Album Chart (#10) and the Tastemaker Album Chart (#17).

The album is a beautifully crafted collection produced by Glasper, blending a diverse group of master takes and outtakes from across the incomparable Miles Davis Columbia catalog with an impressive lineup of contemporary artists and musicians to create original interpretations. Some of the featured guest artists on Everything's Beautiful include Illa J, Erykah Badu, Bilal, Phonte, Hiatus Kaiyote, Laura Mvula, KING, Georgia Ann Muldrow, John Scofield, Ledisi, DJ Spinna and Stevie Wonder.

Everything's Beautiful is unlike any other in Davis' discography. From the familiar (riffs and passages within the catalog) to the obscure (samples of Miles' in-studio instructions spoken after false starts), Glasper has built something unique but still unquestionably Miles. The album was executive produced with members of Davis' family—Erin Davis, Cheryl Davis and Vince Wilburn, Jr. from Miles Davis Properties, LLC. The cover art was created by Francine Turk and integrates elements of Miles Davis' artwork. With the cover, Turk creates a visual that is similar to the idea of Robert Glasper taking fragments of Miles music and reinterpreting in a unique and modern way. Everything's Beautiful is available now via iTunes (http://smarturl.it/Davis_Glasper_iTunes) and at the official Miles Davis store on milesdavis.com.

Erykah Badu is a four-time GRAMMY award-winning singer, songwriter and producer who also describes herself as a "DJ, director, activist, holistic healer, doula, veggie, bgirl, observer, and hustler." Regarded as the Queen of Neo Soul, Badu's sound—a concoction of soul, hip-hop and jazz—cannot be confined to a single genre. She has released five universally acclaimed studio albums and one live album. Last November, Badu released her first collection of songs in five years with the mixtape But You Caint Use My Phone, which included her viral take on Drake's "Hotline Bling" as well as a collaboration with Andre 3000. This summer, Badu appears in The Land, a film that debuted at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. 

EVERYTHING'S BEAUTIFUL TRACK LISTING
01. "Talking S***"
02. "Ghetto Walkin" featuring Bilal
03. "They Can't Hold Me Down" featuring Illa J
04. "Maiysha (So Long)" featuring Erykah Badu
05. "Violets" featuring Phonte
06. "Little Church" featuring Hiatus Kaiyote
07. "Silence Is The Way" featuring Laura Mvula
08. "Song For Selim" featuring KING
09. "Milestones" featuring Georgia Ann Muldrow
10. "I'm Leaving You" featuring John Scofield and Ledisi
11. "Right On Brotha" featuring Stevie Wonder

Watch Official Video for "Ghetto Walking'" - https://youtu.be/ZwJIiDKOJns

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