“We Are One (Ole Ola)” will be performed at the FIFA World Cup™ Opening Ceremony
by Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte on June 12, 2014Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – January 23, 2014 – FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment today announced that “We Are One (Ole Ola),” by global superstar Pitbull, featuring global superstar Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian artist Claudia Leitte, has been chosen as the Official Song of the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil. The song will be performed by Pitbull, together with Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte, at the FIFA World Cup™ Opening Ceremony on June 12 at the Arena de Sao Paulo. “I’m honored to join Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte at the FIFA World Cup to bring the world together,” says Pitbull. “I truly believe that this great game and the power of music will help unify us, because we are best when we are one.” “I grew up in a house that loved futbol, so I am thrilled to be performing at the World Cup Opening Ceremonies with Pitbull and Claudia Leitte,” says Jennifer Lopez. “This is an amazing celebration of global unity, competition and the sport.” “I am very happy and thrilled to represent my country at the FIFA World Cup alongside these two amazing artists who I admire and respect. I love sharing my culture and country to people through music!” says Claudia Leitte. “The FIFA World Cup is one of the biggest events on the planet, and I look forward to dancing samba with Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez in Brazil - we are one!” FIFA General Secretary Jérôme Valcke said, “FIFA and Sony Music are extremely excited to share the impressive talent of Claudia Leitte with the world, alongside such internationally celebrated artists as Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez. In my many visits to this country I’ve seen and heard a lot about the great Brazilian music tradition and it gives me great pleasure to see a Brazilian artist at the heart of this song. I’m sure, like me, millions of football and music fans all over the world will be eagerly awaiting the song’s release.” “We Are One (Ole Ola)” will debut later this year ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, and will be included on the upcoming “Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Album™” to be released by Sony Music Entertainment. A video for “We Are One (Ole Ola)” is also in development and will be available in standard definition as well as in 4K. About Pitbull Miami-native Armando Christian Perez aka Pitbull also known as Mr. Worldwide and Mr. 305 is a globally successful musician, performer, business entrepreneur, fashion icon and actor whose career sales exceed 5 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide. An international sensation, Pitbull has #1 hits in more than 15 countries, and he has charged out of the gate this year on top, scoring the #1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart with “Timber” featuring Ke$ha. He gets close to 1 billion impressions per month on social media and his videos have been viewed more than 3 billion times; the music video for the single “Give Me Everything” has alone received over 300 million views on YouTube and Pitbull’s first #1 radio hit. His world tour sold out concerts in United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, China and Japan. Pitbull’s latest album release Global Warming features massive hit singles “Feel This Moment” featuring Christina Aguilera, “Don’t Stop The Party” which followed his 2 million plus selling single “Back In Time.” On November 25, 2013, Pitbull released a deluxe edition titled Global Warming: Meltdown which includes hit single “Timber” featuring Ke$ha along with 4 other brand new collaborations with Kelly Rowland, Mayer Hawthorne, Mohombi and Inna. Global Warming is the highly anticipated follow-up to Planet Pit, which earned critical acclaim and enjoyed massive commercial success with sales of more than 1.7 million albums and 19 million singles. About Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez is an award-winning singer, actress, and entertainer who has established herself in both music and film. She is a successful recording and touring artist with record sales in excess of $75 million and a cumulative box office gross of over $2 billion. Lopez is one of the most influential female artists in history. As an artist, fashion icon, entrepreneur, and a philanthropist, Jennifer Lopez has been named Forbes magazine’s most powerful celebrity and People Magazine’s first Most Beautiful Woman in the world. Jennifer Lopez is a global icon and the ultimate triple threat. About Claudia Leitte Claudia Leitte is a successful Brazilian musician and superstar, recognized for her talent, performance style, innovation, and charisma. In a little over a decade, Claudia Leitte has become one of the biggest names in Brazilian music, having won major Brazilian music awards and boasting over 15 million social media followers. In 2003, Claudia Leitte began her career as the lead vocalist for a local band in Bahia, in the northeast area of Brazil and the center of Carnival, a celebration which attracts over 3 million people annually. In 2008, Claudia began her solo career with the release of her debut album entitled “Ao Vivo em Copacabana.” The live album and concert DVD filmed on the legendary Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro in front of an audience full of over 1 million fans, was a massive success, selling over triple platinum status, and transforming Claudia in a Brazilian pop star. Her second album, “As Máscaras,” received a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Pop Album. 2012 was particularly meaningful for Leitte, with the release of her critically-acclaimed album “Negalora-Íntimo.” That same year she served as a mentor on Brazilian TV show “The Voice.” Claudia recently released a new album entitled “Axemusic,” a tribute to Axé, the rhythmic style that is the basis of her musical style. 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. About FIFA The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is the world governing body of football, comprising 209 football associations grouped into six confederations. Based in Zurich, Switzerland, FIFA’s mission is to develop the game of football at all levels, to touch the world through competitions such as the FIFA World Cup™ and to use the power and popularity of football to build a better future for the underprivileged. For the Game. For the World.Read More »
Tom Corson Named President & Chief Operating Officer, RCA Music GroupNew York, NY, August 8, 2011 - Peter Edge has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, RCA Music Group, it was announced today by Doug Morris, Chief Executive Officer, Sony Music Entertainment. In this role, Edge will report to Morris and oversee the day-to-day operations of the group and its labels, which is now comprised of RCA, Jive, J, and Arista, as well as their affiliate labels. Formerly President, A&R, RCA Music Group, since 2007, Edge has been a leading A&R executive over the last 15 years. During his RMG tenure, which began with the inception of J Records, he has signed multi-platinum and platinum artists including Alicia Keys, Dido, Mario and Jamie Foxx among others. Edge has recently been working on developing the careers of hitmakers Pitbull and Mike Posner and critically-acclaimed artists on the verge Jazmine Sullivan and Marsha Ambrosius. Edge began his respected A&R career working with some of the industry’s leading pioneers including Chrysalis Records founders Chris Wright and Doug D'Arcy, Warner Brothers Records’ Lenny Waronker, Mo Ostin, as well as former President of Black Music, Benny Medina, and later the legendary Arista and J Records founder Clive Davis. In addition, Tom Corson has been named President & Chief Operating Officer, RCA Music Group. In this role, he will report to Edge and oversee promotion, marketing, publicity, digital, sales, international, video and operations for the label group. Corson most recently held the position of Executive Vice President/General Manager, RCA Music Group, where he oversaw operations for RCA, J and Arista Records, and has been with the company since J’s inception in 2000. Corson has played a leading role in the successes of Kings of Leon, Rod Stewart, Ke$ha, Foo Fighters, Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull and Jennifer Hudson among others. Morris stated, “Sony Music is well positioned for success with a deep lineup of many of the most accomplished creative and operational executives in the industry. The enhanced roles for Peter and Tom, who have long played integral roles in the achievements of the RCA labels, underscore that strength. They are the ideal pair to lead the Group’s continued development and success moving forward.” Edge stated, “I want to thank Doug for giving me this tremendous opportunity. He is a music executive in a league of his own and working with him is such a thrill. I’m excited to helm RMG, a label group that is home to a stellar and incomparable artist roster. We have among us the most dedicated and passionate executives who take the challenges of our industry head on. Chief among them is Tom Corson who I have worked with closely for the past eleven years. Our goal is to take RMG to the next level of achievement, cementing it as the most formidable and successful artist-driven label group.” Added Corson: “I’d like to thank Doug and Peter for providing me with this expanded responsibility at RMG. I’m delighted to continue working with Peter to ensure we provide our unrivaled artist roster with the very best support in cultivating and maximizing opportunities and building their brands. The RMG team consistently delivers for our artists year after year and we have retained the best people in the industry. We will continue to set the bar high in every aspect of our business.” 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 American Recordings, Arista Nashville, Arista Records, Battery Records, Beach Street Records, BNA Records, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Epic Records, Essential Records, Flicker Records, J Records, Jive Records, LaFace Records, Legacy Recordings, MASTERWORKS, Polo Grounds, RCA Records, RCA Nashville, RCA Red Seal, RCA Victor, Reunion Records, Roc Nation, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Verity Gospel Music Group, and Volcano Entertainment. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.Read More »
NEW YORK, NY – December 20, 2010 – To welcome the holiday season, Ariama.com, the groundbreaking new online classical music store from Sony Music Entertainment is teaming with Naxos to present a new digital-only exclusive collection of beautiful seasonal choral music, An Ariama Christmas, Volume I. For just $2.99, lovers of Baroque music will delight in works by Bach, Schütz, Charpentier, Scarlatti, and Corelli, as well as the special treat of Jakub Jan Ryba’s gem, the Czech Christmas Mass. Altogether, Ariama and Naxos’ Christmas choral collection is a sumptuous gift, or treat for yourself at a fabulous price. Complete track list and information can be found here.
To further satisfy your Yuletide yearnings, Ariama.com is offering an extra 20 percent off all holiday titles! https://www.ariama.com/features/holiday-titles-on-sale Indulge in Editor’s Pick new releases including Bryn Terfel’s Carols and Christmas Songs (Deutsche Grammophon), Yo-Yo Ma’s Songs of Joy and Peace(SONY MASTERWORKS) or Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic’s recording of The Nutcracker (EMI Classics). If new releases were not enough sparkling gems to choose from at this great discount, Ariama has compiled a play-list of twelve holiday albums to help set the perfect tone for your holiday festivities: https://www.ariama.com/lists/holiday-music/albums
Ariama is THE destination for classical music during the holiday season and year round. The elegant site presently offers a growing catalog of more than 200 major and leading independent labels on a one-stop platform for purchasing CDs, high-quality MP3s and lossless digital downloads. Powerful search and discovery tools meet the specific needs of classical music, making the gift buying process thorough and enjoyable. For the avid classical music collector in your life, present a masterful package (and free shipping!) with The Mozart Edition: Complete Works (Brilliant), a box set of 170 discs. Or, tread off the beaten path with a plum idea for gamers and classical music fans alike, with piano megastar Lang Lang’s Grand Turismo 5: The Complete Soundtrack (Sony Classical), a fitting homage to his love of racing and gaming. From finicky fans to first time adopters of the classical genre, Ariama boasts memorable gift options for everyone on Santa’s list.
Ariama optimizes the online buying experience by combining this unrivaled convenience and choice for purchasing recordings with powerful new search and discovery tools designed specifically for the needs of classical music shoppers. The site’s rich search function extends beyond the limited track/artist/album filter options and offers users the ability to browse and filter music by important elements like composition, period, instrumentation, conductor, ensemble, and soloist. For more information and to experience Ariama, visit www.ariama.com.Read More »
An Extraordinary New Online Music Site, Open Now
Aug 22, 2016
NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, has launched Jeff Buckley: The Record Collection, a new online music destination site offering fans access to the music Jeff loved most. The Jeff Buckley Record Collection project has been overseen by the artist's mother, Mary Guibert.
A groundbreaking and intimate online experience, Jeff Buckley's Record Collection provides a comprehensive overview of the influences and inspirations that Jeff incorporated into his own music, including You and I, the recently-released collection of his first studio recordings from 1993, now available for streaming and purchase on the site, and Grace, Jeff's Columbia Records debut album first released on August 23, 1994.
Now, 22 years after the release of Grace, Jeff Buckley: The Record Collection gives fans a chance to spend a summer's day (or night) with Jeff and his music. The music press--mainstream and underground--has been enthusiastically enjoying Jeff's Record Collection since the launch of the site on July 18. Positive recommendations have appeared in Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly ("The Grace singer's tastes notoriously spanned the genre gambit."), Billboard ("You can tell a lot about a person by what's in their record collection. Not the MP3s in their iTunes or their coolest Spotify playlists. Their actual record collection, on vinyl and CD, with frayed edges and worn grooves, cracked cases and everything."), Fast Company ("...when you're talking about an artist who means as much to music as Jeff Buckley, that document is an exciting thing to be able to tour through."), c/net ("Flip through someone's discs, and you get a window into not only who they are but who they've been."), noisey ("The guy had great taste, and you can get an intimate sense of who he was by flipping through and listening....Dig in, record nerds."), Mashable, Consequence of Sound ("His vinyl collection...affirms the legendary songwriter's genre-spanning taste....Those hoping to start their own vinyl collection -- this is a fantastic place to start."), American Songwriter ("....this interactive music destination is a rabbit hole of musical styles...."), Diffuser ("Jeff Buckley's incredibly diverse taste in music....", Goldmine ("A groundbreaking and intimate online experience...."), A.V. Club, Guitar World and more.
Like spending the day with Jeff in his apartment listening to music, the site allows fans to play and share any song from any album in Jeff's personal collection via 30 second previews or access to Spotify for full song playback. On the site, fans can navigate through Jeff Buckley's record collection by using arrows and the alphabet. Hovering over album spines reveal album information and the ability to stream music.
Bringing the vinyl and CD experience into the online digital realm, Jeff Buckley's Record Collection offers fresh insight into the creative process that fueled Jeff's work while introducing music fans to the incredibly wide range of artists (from Bob Dylan and Miles Davis to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Nina Simone and Robert Johnson) and genres (blues, jazz, heavy metal, world music and much more) that informed his genius.
Watch the site tutorial here: https://youtu.be/EbHvyU4XqHU
About Jeff Buckley
After working more than a decade as a session guitarist in Los Angeles, Jeff Buckley moved to New York City in the early 1990s, gathering a rabid following playing tiny venues, notably Sin-é in the East Village. His repertoire incorporated folk, rock, R&B, blues and jazz. He signed to Columbia Records, home of many of his musical heroes, in October 1992. In February 1993, he went into the studio to create the newly uncovered tracks on You and I. Jeff Buckley only completed one studio album, 1994's Grace, before his life and career ended with his tragic drowning in Memphis on May 29, 1997.
Though scant, the discography of Jeff Buckley has received universal critical accolades and continues to create new fans and followers drawn to the music of a singular visionary artist whose voice, guitar work, songwriting and interpretative skills transcended all categories.
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ALBUM AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER TODAY
TO CELEBRATE PRE-ORDER OF 'IN THE NOW' BARRY IS OPENING DOORS OF LIVE REHEARSAL FROM MIAMI STUDIO ON AUGUST 20 FOR GLOBAL YOUTUBE LIVE-STREAM USING SPECIAL 360 TECHNOLOGIES: IN THE NOW 360 - THE LIVE STREAM WITH BARRY GIBB
FANS ENTERED SPECIAL SWEEPSTAKES FOR CHANCE TO ATTEND EXCLUSIVE EVENT
Aug 19, 2016
NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Records has announced legendary Grammy award winning singer/songwriter/producer Barry Gibb will release his first solo album involving new material, In The Now, on October 7. Barry's first-ever album with the label is available for pre-order today. Pre-order the album on iTunes and Amazon and receive the title track "In The Now" instantly. The surviving member of one of music's most successful and revered bands, the Bee Gees, (formed with his brothers Robin and Maurice), Barry has kept In The Now a family affair, writing all the songs with his sons Stephen and Ashley.
In keeping with the spirit of celebrating this momentous occasion as it happens, Barry and his band will also be opening the doors to the legendary Hit Factory Criteria studio in Miami, Florida, for one day only – August 20 – to celebrate the pre-order of In The Now and perform never-before-heard material from the forthcoming album as well as classic Bee Gees songs. This exclusive event, In The Now 360 –The Live Stream With Barry Gibb provides a rare opportunity to experience the Grammy winning legend up close, with the rehearsal live-streamed globally on YouTube using 360 technology providing fans at home an unprecedented 360 degree view of the event. To watch In The Now 360 – The Live Stream With Barry Gibb, visit www.BarryGibb.com. Fans across the US entered an online sweepstakes for a chance to reserve one of the very few spots available to attend this exclusive once in a lifetime happening.
Produced by Barry and co-producer John Merchant, In The Now 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. The new album 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.
In signing with Columbia Records for the first time in his career, Barry stated: "This is 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"
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 'Eaten Alive featuring 'Chain Reaction' as well as Dionne Warwick's 'Heartbreaker' album.
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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"THE WALL" AND "THE DIVISION BELL" ALSO TO BE AVAILABLE
Aug 18, 2016
NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Pink Floyd Records will continue the reintroduction of the Pink Floyd catalogue on vinyl with the release of "Atom Heart Mother", "Meddle" and "Obscured By Clouds" on September 26, 2016. Each record has been remastered from the original analogue master tapes. "The Wall" and "The Division Bell" will also be back in stock on vinyl starting August 26, 2016.
Pink Floyd followed their '60s albums with their fifth studio album, "Atom Heart Mother" in 1970. Featuring the classic lineup of Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason, the LP went on to become the band's first UK #1 record.
During a short break from touring "Atom Heart Mother" in 1971, Pink Floyd released the experimental album "Meddle". The LP saw the band move musical direction away from their original psychedelic sound, especially highlighted by the 23-minute track "Echoes" which occupied the entire b-side of the record.
Pink Floyd's seventh album, "Obscured By Clouds" was originally recorded as the soundtrack to the French film "La Vallee" but was released as a stand alone album in 1972.
"The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn", "A Saucerful Of Secrets", "More", "Ummagumma" are also currently available through Pink Floyd Records.
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Latest Volume of Acclaimed Miles Davis Bootleg Series Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Landmark Miles Smiles Album with In-Depth Access to Full Session Reels including Rehearsals, Partial and Alternate Takes, Studio Conversation & More
Available Everywhere Friday, October 21, 2016
Aug 18, 2016
NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia/Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol 5 on Friday, October 21, 2016. https://smarturl.it/MD_FreedomJazz_AMZN
A 3CD box set collection chronicling Miles' musical evolution in the studio from 1966-1968 working with his "second great quintet," the latest edition in Columbia/Legacy's acclaimed Miles Davis Bootleg Series provides an unprecedented look into the artist's creative process, drawing on full session reels including all rehearsals, partial and alternate takes, extensive and fascinating studio conversation and more.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Miles Smiles, the groundbreaking second studio album from the Miles Davis Quintet--Miles Davis (trumpet), Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone), Herbie Hancock (piano), Ron Carter (bass) and Tony Williams (drums)--this definitive new collection includes the master takes of performances which would appear on the Miles Smiles (1967), Nefertiti (1968) and Water Babies (recorded 1967, released 1976) albums alongside more than two hours worth of previously unreleased studio recordings from original sessions produced by Teo Macero (with the exception of "Fall," produced by Howard A. Roberts).
"Circle," "Orbits," "Dolores" and "Freedom Jazz Dance" were recorded at the historic Columbia 30th Street Studio in New York City on October 24, 1966. "Gingerbread Boy" and "Footprints" were recorded at the same location the following day, October 25, 1966. Full session reels – every second of music and dialogue – that were taped for the Miles Smiles album are included. Prior to this the only material ever released from the classic album were the master takes for the six songs. Never before have the full session reels for an entire Miles Columbia album been released, here providing an in-depth look at the studio process of one of jazz's greatest bandleaders, and arguably the greatest small jazz group ever.
"Masqualero", heard on the set in a previously unreleased alternate take, was recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio on May 17, 1967. "Water Babies" and "Nefertiti" were recorded there on June 7, 1967. "Fall" was cut at the Columbia studio on July 19, 1967. Complete session reels for "Water Babies", "Nefertiti" and "Fall" are included in the box.
"Country Son", heard in a unique previously unreleased rhythm section only rehearsal, was recorded at Columbia Studio B in New York City on May 15, 1968.
Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol 5 box set was produced for contemporary release by the multi Grammy Award winning team of Steve Berkowitz, Michael Cuscuna and Richard Seidel. The album was mixed from the original 4-track tapes and mastered by Grammy Award winning engineer Mark Wilder, Battery Studios, New York City, July 2016.
In addition to more than two hours of previously unreleased studio sessions, the collection includes "Blues in F (My Ding)," a rare and unique home recording featuring Miles, demonstrating on piano a new blues he was working on to Wayne Shorter.
Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol 5 includes revelatory behind-the-scenes liner notes penned by Grammy Award-winning Ashley Kahn, author of Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece, as well as new interviews with Quintet members Ron Carter and Wayne Shorter.
Sourced from original four-track analog session reels and master tapes transferred and mixed in high resolution at 24-bit/192 kHz, Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol 5 offers a profound and intimate look at Miles' creative process in the studio, providing insight into the bold new musical directions Davis and members of his quintet would take as the 1960s drew to a close.
Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol 5
- Freedom Jazz Dance (Session Reel)
- Freedom Jazz Dance (Master Take)
- Circle (Session Reel)
- Circle (Take 5)
- Circle (Take 6)
- Dolores (Session Reel)
- Dolores (Master Take)
- Orbits (Session Reel)
- Orbits (Master Take)
- Footprints (Session Reel)
- Footprints (Master Take)
- Gingerbread Boy (Session Reel)
- Gingerbread Boy (Master Take)
- Nefertiti (Session Reel)
- Nefertiti (Master Take)
- Fall (Session Reel)
- Fall (Master Take)
- Water Babies (Session Reel)
- Water Babies (Master Take)
- Masqualero (Alt. Take 3)
- Country Son (Trio Rehearsal)
- Blues in F (My Ding)
- Play Us Your Eight (Miles Speaks)
Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol 5 is the fifth installment in Legacy/Columbia's ongoing commitment to the musical and cultural impact of Miles Davis, finding new ways of exploring and appreciating the Miles Davis catalog.
The first four volumes of The Miles Davis Bootleg Series have received numerous honors and accolades:
Live in Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1 (released September 2011) was the most acclaimed historic jazz box set of 2011, receiving a "5-star" review from Down Beat magazine, where it was voted Historical Album of the Year in the Down Beat 2012 Readers and Critics Poll. The album was ranked #1 reissue in the Readers Poll of JazzTimes magazine while the Jazz Journalists Association voted it Best Historical or Boxed Set. The set peaked at #3 on Billboard's Top Jazz Album Charts.
Miles Davis Quintet – Live In Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2 (released January 2013) won the Jazz Journalists Association Historical Record of the Year, voted Historical Album of the Year in the Downbeat Readers and Critics Poll, and #1 reissue in both the Critics and Readers polls of JazzTimes magazine. Like its predecessor, the album also peaked at #3 on Billboard's Top Jazz Album Charts.
MILES AT THE FILLMORE – Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3 (released March 2014) won the Jazz Journalists Association Historical Record of the Year, voted the #1 Historical Album of the Year in the 2014 Downbeat Critics Poll, #3 Historical Album of the Year in the 2014 JazzTimes Critics Poll, and included in Rolling Stone's Best Reissues of 2014 list with a 4.5/5 STAR rating. The set peaked at #1 on Billboard's Top Jazz Album Charts.
MILES DAVIS AT NEWPORT 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 (released March 2015) was voted the #1 Historical Reissue in the 2015 JazzTimes Critics Poll and won Historical/Reissue/Vault Release in the 2015 JazzTimes Readers Poll. The set was also named in Downbeat's "Best Albums of 2015" list, received 4 Stars in the Historical category and in Downbeat's Critics Poll was the winner in the Historical Album category. The set won the 2016 NAACP Image Award for the Outstanding Jazz Album category.
Miles Davis, American musical icon and international cultural archetype, would have turned 90 years old on May 26, 2016. To commemorate Miles 90th, Legacy Recordings (the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment) and Polygraph.cool (the groundbreaking online publication pioneering the art of interactive graphic forensics) launched the Universe of Miles Davis, an immersive destination website visualizing the astounding ongoing cultural impact and importance of Miles Davis. An innovative 21st century interactive platform, the Universe of Miles Davis is as revolutionary as the artist and genius it celebrates.
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Follow-up to Enchanting Debut Merry Christmas
Aug 12, 2016
NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Portrait Records announces the release of Wishes & Dreams, a 3-song EP available August 12 from Lexi Walker, the 14-year-old YouTube singing sensation. A follow-up to her 2015 holiday album, Merry Christmas, the new EP features a fresh, brilliant take on two Disney classics, "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" from Cinderella and "When You Wish Upon a Star" from Pinocchio. Also featured on the album, coinciding with the 2016 Olympics, Lexi re-energizes "The Power of the Dream," Celine Dion's legendary opening ceremony number from the 1996 Games, with her trademark youthful power and sparkle.
"I chose these songs because I felt like they were timeless classics, something everyone can enjoy listening to," says Lexi. "Disney music is iconic and even though there are countless covers, I wanted to share my version. The lyrics are awesome, and the arrangements by Lisle [Moore], Kendra [Lowe] and Kurt [Bestor] are equally amazing! I especially enjoyed doing 'Power of the Dream' - the music is so powerful, and Celine Dion is one of my favorite artists. Singing any one of these songs makes me feel like wishes and dreams really do come true!"
At two-years-old, Lexi Walker, the dynamic young songbird sang in front of her first crowd. A decade later, the angelic-voiced redhead from Salt Lake City, Utah signed to Portrait Records. Lexi starred in a viral video of "Let It Go" from Disney's Frozen with Alex Boyé and the One Voice Children's Choir, which has garnered nearly 80 million views! She has appeared on America's Got Talent, Good Morning America, Disney's Frozen Christmas Celebration and The Queen Latifah Show; and sung with The Piano Guys, Kristin Chenoweth, Lindsey Stirling, David Archuleta, Jenny Oaks Baker, the Lyceum Philharmonic, and the Fairfax Symphony.
To date, Lexi has performed in Las Vegas, Walt Disney World, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, and The Kennedy Center at Christmas-time for the Troops, as well as singing the National Anthem at stadiums throughout the U.S. Overseas, Lexi has done a tour of Japan and performed in China at the Beijing International Film Festival. For more information visit https://lexiwalker.net.
Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.sonymusicmasterworks.com.
Wishes & Dreams EP Buy Links / Stream
Apple Music: https://smarturl.it/wishes_dreams-am
Amazon Mp3: https://smarturl.it/wishes_dreams
YouTube: Lexi Mae Walker
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ALG to Source Licensing and Merchandising Opportunities and Strategic Partnerships for the Classic Cult Film
Aug 11, 2016
NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 20th Century Fox Consumer Products and Lou Adler have appointed Artist Legacy Group ("ALG") to act as U.S. brand representative for the classic cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, it was announced today by ALG CEO Ashley Austin.
ALG will collaborate closely with Fox, the film's distributor, and Adler, its executive producer, to help introduce the "absolute pleasure" of The Rocky Horror Picture Show to a new generation through exciting licensing and branding strategies including high-end merchandise collections.
The partnership will further the reach of the iconic Rocky Horror brand across a variety of categories including luxury apparel, lingerie, footwear, accessories, jewelry, timepieces, gifts & novelties, food & beverage, cosmetics and emojis. The first licensing opportunity curated by ALG, a Rocky Horror-inspired lingerie capsule collection by Hanky Panky Ltd. as part of its Hanky Panky After Midnight® line, hits stores this fall.
"I'm not a connoisseur of lingerie, except as an observer, so when the idea for Hanky Panky to do a line inspired by The Rocky Horror Picture Show was presented to me by Ashley and Scott at ALG, I asked three ladies what they thought of it, and all three said they were wearing Hanky Panky at the moment, that was good enough for me. The Hanky Panky After Midnight® line is a perfect match of Hanky Panky and The Rocky Horror Picture Show and ALG has been a perfect match for us," says Lou Adler.
ALG's partnership with The Rocky Horror Picture Show adds to its diverse roster of incredible clients, including iconic New York music venue Max's Kansas City, legendary music photographer Mick Rock, Dean Martin and the Estate of The Who drummer Keith Moon.
"The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a truly unique film property and its impact on pop culture is unprecedented," says Ashley Austin. "ALG is thrilled to work closely with Fox and Lou Adler to create exciting new collaborations in a wide array of licensing categories for this beloved and iconic film."
Just in time for Halloween, the brand-new production of the 1975 cult classic THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: Let's Do the Time Warp Again will air Thursday, Oct. 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The special two-hour musical event follows sweethearts JANET (Victoria Justice, co-host of TEEN CHOICE 2016, Victorious) and BRAD (Ryan McCartan, Liv and Maddie, Heathers: The Musical), who stumble upon DR. FRANK-N-FURTER's (Emmy Award-nominated actress Laverne Cox, Doubt, Orange is the New Black) bizarre abode. Frank-N-Furter, a sexually ambiguous, flirtatious mad-scientist, is holding an annual Transylvanian science convention to showcase the birth of ROCKY HORROR - created solely to fulfill Frank's desires. Actor and singer Staz Nair (Game of Thrones) will star in the role.
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: Let's Do the Time Warp Again is from Fox 21 Television Studios, The Jackal Group and Ode Sounds & Visuals. It is executive-produced by Lou Adler (Grammy Award winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and executive producer of the original The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Gail Berman (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, former President of Fox Broadcasting Company) and Kenny Ortega (Emmy Award-winning director and choreographer, High School Musical franchise, Michael Jackson's This Is It, Descendants, Hocus Pocus, Newsies).
Since its humble beginnings as a musical stage production, The Rocky Horror Picture Show continues to be a global touchstone more than 40 years after it first premiered. The Rocky Horror Picture Show enjoys the longest-running theatrical release of any film in history, with audiences around the world flocking to wild, participatory midnight screenings and singing along to "Time Warp," "Dammit Janet" and other unforgettable songs from the film's soundtrack. In 2005, the film was selected for preservation by the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.
About Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products
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About Artist Legacy Group
Artist Legacy Group ("ALG") specializes in brand management for iconic entertainment properties, pop culture personalities and artist estates. ALG is a joint venture with Sony Music Entertainment ("SME"), providing licensing, branding strategy and merchandising services to Legacy Recordings and other front line SME labels while also representing clients outside of the SME ecosystem.
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Culled from Recently Discovered (recovered) 1967, 1969 and 1971 Recording Sessions, Ready Take One Premieres 6 Previously Unheard Erroll Garner Compositions
Hear New Original Track "Wild Music" https://smarturl.it/Erroll_WildMusic
Aug 9, 2016
NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, and Octave Music Licensing LLC, curators of American jazz legend Erroll Garner's archival recordings, announce the release of Garner's Ready Take One on Friday, September 30. Available for pre-order here: https://smarturl.it/Erroll_RTO_Amazon
A new album of 14 previously unreleased studio performances by Erroll Garner and his backing musicians--drums (Jimmie Smith, Joe Cocuzzo), bass (Earnest McCarty, Jr., Ike Isaacs, George Duvivier, Larry Gales) and percussion (Jose Mangual)--Ready Take One is comprised of tracks recorded during seven extraordinarily productive sessions in 1967, 1969 and 1971. The New York Times just premiered "Wild Music," a new original track from the album, which can be heard here: https://smarturl.it/Erroll_WildMusic.
Ready Take One features six previously unreleased original Erroll Garner compositions--"High Wire," "Wild Music," "Back To You," "Chase Me," "Latin Digs," and "Down Wylie Avenue"--alongside Garner's swinging interpretations of a variety of jazz and pop standards including "I Want To Be Happy," "I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)," Bobby Hebb's "Sunny," Duke Ellington's "Caravan" and "Satin Doll," Cole Porter's "Night and Day," "Stella By Starlight" and a passionately rendered version of Garner's own "Misty," one of the most-often-covered jazz compositions of all-time and the most-requested number in Garner's repertoire, recorded for this album on May 28, 1969 in Paris, France.
Recorded during an especially prolific creative period running from 1967-1971, all 14 songs found on Ready Take One are previously unreleased and only recently restored after nearly 50 years on acetate.
Drawn from these sessions at Universal Recording in Chicago (November 28-29, 1967), Capital Studios in New York City (October 7, 1969) and RCA Studios in Manhattan (April 27, June 22 and December 2, 1971), Ready Take One finds Erroll Garner in the studio with his road-tested band and longtime manager Martha Glaser, firing off some of the most memorable performances of his career. For the first time, listeners are given a glimpse behind the studio doors, with rare insightful conversational tidbits between Garner and the group included between many of the songs. Glaser, known for her progressive guidance of Garner's artistic and commercial interests, is heard here in producer mode, slating takes and joking with Garner over the control room talk-back mic. As album producer Geri Allen writes, "a kind of fifth member of the band, Glaser would support Erroll Garner in the moment of the creative act." Indeed the title of the album comes directly from Glaser's steady refrain of "Ready Take One."
The first new Erroll Garner studio album to be released in nearly a quarter century, Ready Take One is the worthy successor to Legacy/Octave's first Garner release, 2015's critically-acclaimed Grammy-nominated The Complete Concert by The Sea, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Jazz chart. Ready Take One is the first studio album from the extensive Octave Music catalog of previously unreleased Erroll Garner recordings and compositions.
One of the great American jazz pianists and composers of the 20th century (his classic "Misty" is an undisputed cornerstone jazz standard and the mainstay of many repertoires) Erroll Garner was among the most popular, successful and influential jazz artists of his era. (Reportedly Johnny Carson's favorite jazz musician, Garner appeared 27 times as a guest on "The Tonight Show" during Carson's reign as host in the 1960s and 1970s.)
Garner recorded the top-selling outdoor jazz concert album of all time, Concert By The Sea, in 1955; in 1957, became the first jazz soloist to win The Gran Prix du Disque in Paris, France; in 1959, was the first musician to play a solo jazz concert at Carnegie Hall, turning away more than 7000 people; and was given his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (at 6363 Hollywood Boulevard).
Garner popularized jazz for millions all over the world with record breaking concert tours, and at the height of his career, was credited with developing the first completely original piano style since Art Tatum. With his completely distinctive, immediately recognizable and highly influential compositional and performance gifts, Erroll Garner was compared by critics to artists as diverse as Claude Debussy and Fats Waller.
Sadly, and somewhat inexplicably, since his death in 1977, Erroll Garner's artistry, enduring musical legacy and immeasurable contributions to the evolution of 20th century American jazz in the 20th century have been overlooked too often by contemporary audiences. With albums like Ready Take One, The Complete Concert By The Sea and future titles in the works, Legacy Recordings and Octave Music are reintroducing the music and genius of Erroll Garner to the world, bringing the abiding magic of his sounds to whole new generations of fans.
On June 15, 2015, the estate of Martha Glaser, Garner's longtime manager, announced the formation of the Erroll Garner Jazz Project, a major new archival and musical celebration of Garner. The project includes the donation of the Erroll Garner Archive—a huge trove of newly discovered historical material from Garner's life—to the University of Pittsburgh.
The album producers are:
Peter Lockhart, Senior Producer
Geri Allen, Producer
Steve Rosenthal, Producer
Susan Rosenberg, Executive Producer
Emma Munger, Assistant Producer
Ready Take One
- High Wire
- I Want To Be Happy
- I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)
- Wild Music
- Back To You
- Night And Day
- Chase Me
- Satin Doll
- Latin Digs
- Stella By Starlight
- Down Wylie Avenue
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Aug 8, 2016
NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Piano Guys celebrate a monumental landmark, reaching 1 Billion views on YouTube for their innovative music videos. On Saturday night at their concert at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, YouTube honored them with a plaque commemorating this exciting achievement.
According to YouTube – just over 100 artist channels, including some of the biggest icons in the world, have reached the 1 billion view mark.
Of their latest landmark, Steven Sharp Nelson says: "A billion is a big number. Especially for a quartet of dads who just started making music videos for fun. Honestly, we are overwhelmed with gratitude. We feel like there have been so many miracles to make this possible that we are simply along for the ride. Behind every view is someone that has spent their time and sometimes their hard-earned money in support of us. We've built this on their shoulders. We also feel like there have been lots of answered prayers along the way too. No matter how big the number gets, we've promised ourselves that we'll never lose sight of this. We were in the middle of tour when the big billionth view boomed so we celebrated the best way we know how – by thanking our audience personally!"
In addition to their loyal YouTube fan base, the four dads from Utah recently celebrated an official RIAA Gold Album Certification for their first album - The Piano Guys. To date, the group has released five albums on Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks: The Piano Guys, The Piano Guys 2, A Family Christmas, Wonders and The Piano Guys: Live! Collectively these releases have spent 302 weeks at #1 on various Billboard Sales Charts. They are currently working on their new album Uncharted which is due on October 28th.
On reaching 1 Billion YouTube views Bogdan Roscic, President of Sony Music Masterworks says: "One billion views on YouTube is an amazing achievement for any artist and something to be proudly celebrated. It goes to show just how special the connection is that The Piano Guys have made with their fans across all media as they continue to push the boundaries through their music and their videos."
The Piano Guys - Steven Sharp Nelson, Jon Schmidt, Al Van der Beek and Paul Anderson - quickly became an online sensation by way of their immensely successful series of striking music videos; most notably their 10-handed version of One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful." Nearly 5 Million loyal YouTube subscribers look forward to watching them perform in exotic locations around the world including The Great Wall of China, and Iguazu Falls in Brazil. They continue their quest to film a music video at each of the Seven Wonders of the World, recently recording their latest video in the ancient city Petra in Jordan.
The Piano Guys touch fans of all ages beyond the computer screen. They continue to tour the world and sell out shows at legendary venues around the world.
Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.sonymusicmasterworks.com.
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EMPIRE STATE BUILDING HONORS HIS MUSICAL LEGACY WITH A "MUSIC TO LIGHT" SHOW AT 8:45PM ET
STAR-STUDDED PARTY AT RAINBOW ROOM TONIGHT CELEBRATES THE MILESTONE FEATURING PERFORMANCE BY LADY GAGA
NBC Special, New Book and CD/Deluxe Collection Set for this Fall
Aug 3, 2016
NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Nineteen-time Grammy winner, legendary entertainer and New York City native Tony Bennett celebrates his 90th birthday today. The Empire State Building will present a dynamic, choreographed music-to-light show at 8:45 pm to honor Bennett's musical legacy, followed by a light display of the Italian and American flag colors in acknowledgement of Bennett's Italian-American heritage. His star-studded birthday festivities will be held at Rainbow Room and will be highlighted by Lady Gaga "flipping the switch" to light up the Empire State as well as a performance for invited guests. Tony's birthday cake presentation and lighting moment will be broadcast on Facebook Live and Twitter at 830p ET. Fans around the world are invited inside the private birthday party for cake and presents, including a very special gift from Lady Gaga. Following the live performance, fans around the world can watch the official video of the entire light show on the Empire State Building's YouTube page by accessing the following link: www.youtube.com/esbnyc. Attendees of the Rainbow Room party include: Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Willis, John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Katie Couric, Martin Scorcese, Regis and Joy Philbin among others. Celebrities will be wishing Tony a Happy Birthday on social media starting today and throughout the week that can be followed on:
Starbucks will be playing Tony's music in all their retail chains throughout the day as well as special birthday wishes from celebrated friends. In addition to the lighting event, the Empire State Building will be displaying Bennett's original artwork in their Fifth Avenue Lobby exhibition space from today through September 6th.
Bennett's birthday honors continue throughout the year with several projects commemorating the milestone in place including an NBC prime-time television special, a new book as well as recorded music and video releases. NBC just announced a December 20th airdate for TONY BENNETT CELEBRATES 90: THE BEST IS YET TO COME, which will be a two-hour special airing at 9 pm ET/PT. The first listing of names announced to appear in the special, with more to come, include: Alec Baldwin, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Steve Buscemi, Aretha Franklin, Lady Gaga, Billy Joel, Elton John, Diana Krall, kd lang, Homer Simpson, Kevin Spacey, John Travolta and Stevie Wonder as well as Bennett himself. The special will be taped at Radio City Music Hall on September 15th and select audience seats will be available for purchase for the taping event. Tickets can be ordered on August 4th starting at 10 am at www.radiocity.com.
In conjunction with the NBC special, Columbia Records will release a CD featuring the musical performances the event comprised of new solo, duet and medley performances by Tony and the superstar guests on December 16th. Additionally, Columbia Records will release a deluxe box package set on the same date as a physical release only. This collector's edition box set includes two audio discs of over 30 never before released and rare recordings - both live and in studio - a DVD of newly released historical footage and performances, the CD inspired by the television special and a beautifully designed book that will feature photos and essays from President Bill Clinton, Harry Belafonte, Martin Scorcese, Johnny Mandel and others.
On November 15th, Tony Bennett's fifth book will be released, entitled Just Getting Started. (Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers). Written with Scott Simon of NPR's Weekend Edition, Tony talks about who and what have enriched his own life, including Charlie Chaplin, Judy Garland, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Cole Porter, Amy Winehouse, Fred Astaire, Lady Gaga, members of his family, significant places and more. Just Getting Started chronicles the relationship Tony has enjoyed with each one of these legends, entertainers, humanitarians, and loved ones, and reveals how the lessons and values they imparted have shaped his life. As enchanting and unforgettable as his music, the book is a beautiful, colorful, and illustrated compilation of reflections and original artwork every Bennett fan will treasure. Just Getting Started is available now for preorder at all online retailers.
SAP is proud partner of Tony Bennett's 90th Birthday celebration at the Rainbow Room on August 3rd.
ABOUT TONY BENNETT
No one in popular American music has recorded for so long and at such a high level of excellence as Tony Bennett. The 19-time Grammy Award winner has transcended generations, and is a significant contributor to the canon of influential American songs of the 20th century. His chart-toppers include "Because of You," "Rags to Riches," and his signature song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco." His artistry and popularity spans seven decades, among the longest tenures in American music. His 2006 and 2011 releases of Duets and Duets II, respectively, included performances with Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Billy Joel, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Michael Bublé, Bono, Lady Gaga and the late Amy Winehouse. Mr. Bennett was honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001 and became a Kennedy Center honoree in 2005. A celebrated painter, three of his original works are housed in the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection. Born in Queens, NY in 1926, Mr. Bennett served in the Army during World War II and marched with Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma during the civil rights movement. A dedicated humanitarian, he has raised millions of dollars for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. In 1999, he and his wife, Susan Benedetto, founded Exploring the Arts to strengthen the role of the arts in public education. Today, ETA has partnerships with 33 public high schools in New York City and Los Angeles and established the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Tony's hometown of Astoria Queens in partnership with the NYC Department of Education. Tony Bennett celebrates his 90th Birthday on August 3rd, 2016.
ABOUT THE RAINBOW ROOM
Quintessential New York glamour finds its home 65 stories above the landmark Rockefeller Center. Crowning the timeless Manhattan skyline, the iconic Rainbow Room offers a modern twist on classic old-world charm, tailoring special moments for private events and Sunday brunch. Since its debut in 1934, the Rainbow Room has drawn the world's elite to its curated, elevated and glamorous luxury. First operating as a formal supper club, the venue quickly became a New York City entertainment focal point. The Rainbow Room name was inspired by the installation of a color organ that automatically converted music into changing colors in harmony with the moods expressed by the music. To mirror this effect, crystal curtains were added to the newly restored Rainbow Room to create a light shimmering veil at the windows without hindering the view. In 2012, the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission declared Rainbow Room a New York City. Rainbow Room is one of the few interior landmarks found in New York City.
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Jul 28, 2016
NEW YORK, July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Records – 'Chapter and Verse,' the audio companion to Bruce Springsteen's extraordinary forthcoming autobiography, will be released Sept. 23 on Columbia Records. The career-spanning compilation will be released four days before Simon & Schuster publishes 'Born to Run.' Five of the album's 18 tracks have not been previously released.
Springsteen selected the songs on 'Chapter and Verse' to reflect the themes and sections of 'Born to Run.' The compilation begins with two tracks from The Castiles, featuring a teenaged Springsteen on guitar and vocals, and ends with the title track from 2012's 'Wrecking Ball.' The collected songs trace Springsteen's musical history from its earliest days, telling a story that parallels the one in the book.
Recordings from Steel Mill and The Bruce Springsteen Band feature musicians who would go on to play in The E Street Band. Solo demos of "Henry Boy" and "Growin' Up" were cut in 1972 shortly before Springsteen began recording his debut album, 'Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.'
'Chapter and Verse' will be available as a single CD and double LP, as well as via digital download and streaming. The package will include lyrics and rare photos. 'Chapter & Verse' will be available for preorder on Friday, July 29.
View filmmaker Thom Zinny's trailer for 'Chapter and Verse' here: https://smarturl.it/ChapterVerseTrailer
'Chapter and Verse' Song Titles:
1. Baby I — The Castiles (recorded May 2, 1966, at Mr. Music, Bricktown, NJ; written by Bruce Springsteen and George Theiss; previously unreleased)
2. You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover — The Castiles (recorded Sept. 16, 1967, at The Left Foot, Freehold, NJ; written by Willie Dixon; previously unreleased)
3. He's Guilty (The Judge Song) — Steel Mill (recorded Feb. 22, 1970, at Pacific Recording Studio, San Mateo, CA; previously unreleased)
4. Ballad of Jesse James — The Bruce Springsteen Band (recorded March 14, 1972, at Challenger Eastern Surfboards, Highland, NJ; previously unreleased)
5. Henry Boy (recorded June 1972, at Mediasound Studios, New York, NY; previously unreleased)
6. Growin' Up (recorded May 3, 1972, at Columbia Records Recordings Studios, New York, NY; previously appeared on 'Tracks')
7. 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) (1973, 'The Wild, The Innocent & the E Street Shuffle')
8. Born to Run (1975, 'Born to Run')
9. Badlands (1977, 'Darkness on the Edge of Town')
10. The River (1980, 'The River')
11. My Father's House (1982, 'Nebraska')
12. Born in the U.S.A. (1984, 'Born in the U.S.A.')
13. Brilliant Disguise (1987, 'Tunnel of Love')
14. Living Proof (1992, 'Lucky Town')
15. The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995, 'The Ghost of Tom Joad')
16. The Rising (2002, 'The Rising')
17. Long Time Comin' (2005, 'Devils & Dust')
18. Wrecking Ball (2012, 'Wrecking Ball')
All songs written and performed by Bruce Springsteen except as noted.
Springsteen's gripping 500-page autobiography, 'Born to Run,' will be released internationally Sept. 27, published in hardcover, e-book, and audio editions by Simon & Schuster in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and India, as well as other publishers around the world. Springsteen has been privately writing the autobiography over the past seven years. He began work in 2009, after performing with the E Street Band at the Super Bowl's halftime show. 'Born To Run' is available for pre-order here: https://smarturl.it/borntorunbook.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are currently on tour in Europe and will return to the U.S. for a string of dates beginning Aug. 23 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, and ending Sept. 14 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA.
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Featuring Special Guests Andra Day, Herbie Hancock, Jason Isbell, Jeffrey Wright, Kandace Springs, Lindsey Stirling, Lisa Fischer, Madeleine Peyroux and Sean Jones
Lang Lang Named New York City's First Ever NYC Cultural Tourism Ambassador
PBS Special Live From Lincoln Center Coming In November
Jul 22, 2016
NEW YORK, July 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The ineffable magic of New York City fires the imagination of superstar pianist Lang Lang on his new album New York Rhapsody (Sony Classical) available September 16, 2016. He is joined by a wide array of special guests including Andra Day, Herbie Hancock, Jason Isbell, Jeffrey Wright, Kandace Springs, Lindsey Stirling, Lisa Fischer, Madeleine Peyroux and Sean Jones. From the haunting reveries of Gershwin and Copland to the in-the-moment intensity of songs made famous by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, Lou Reed and Don Henley, New York Rhapsody rediscovers the dazzle and the soul of America's most symbolic city. Following the release of the album, a star-studded concert special Live From Lincoln Center will air on PBS on November 25, 2016 as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival. The video for "Empire State of Mind" with Lang Lang and singer Andra Day premiered on Town & Country – view it here.
"I made this album because I wanted to pay homage to the city that I love," says Lang Lang of New York Rhapsody. "This city has changed the course of music more than any other in the last hundred years. It has inspired and enriched me beyond words and has become my home away from home."
New York City feels similarly about Lang Lang. They just named Lang Lang the city's first ever NYC Cultural Tourism ambassador. This is in partnership with NYC and Company in celebration of this year's official "China-U.S. Tourism Year" as designated by Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama.
For New York Rhapsody, Lang Lang joined forces with Grammy-winning producer Larry Klein to create an album that embraces the musical spirit of New York in ways both surprising and traditional. Inspired by E.B. White's celebrated essay "Here Is New York," Klein assembled musical ideas and energies that both reflect New York's past and evoke its dynamic present.
The centerpiece of the album is a performance of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue featuring Lang Lang and multiple Grammy-winning jazz legend, Herbie Hancock in a two-piano version conducted by John Axelrod with the London Symphony Orchestra.
Surrounding it on New York Rhapsody are creative collaborations that reimagine songs reflecting the varying moods and experiences New York offers.
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, Jason Isbell gives a fresh edge to Elbow's evocative "New York Morning" and Grammy-nominated R&B singer Andra Day adds a new dimension to the Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' hit "Empire State of Mind." Kandace Springs gives a new treatment to Don Henley's moody "New York Minute." Singer Madeleine Peyroux recaptures the alone-in-the-city wistfulness of "Moon River," the Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer classic from the essential New York movie Breakfast at Tiffany's.
In one of the album's boldest choices, co-arrangers Klein and Grammy-winner Billy Childs marry the Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim song "Somewhere" from West Side Story with Lou Reed's "Dirty Blvd" from his classic album New York. Lisa Fischer's vocal in the yearning "Somewhere" is a powerful contrast to actor Jeffrey Wright's interpretation of Lou Reed's indelible words in "Dirty Blvd."
Next, Lang Lang is joined by violinist Lindsey Stirling on a spinning version of Danny Elfman's theme for Spider-Man; and then by trumpeter Sean Jones on the West Side Story classic "Tonight" by Leonard Bernstein.
Bookending New York Rhapsody are perhaps surprising choices – quiet, contemplative pieces by New York's greatest musical poet, Aaron Copland. To open, Lang Lang and Klein chose "The Story of Our Town," from Copland's 1940 Our Town film score, to evoke the dozens of small "towns" within the big city. To close, one of Copland's last works, the rarely heard "In Evening Air," reminds us says Klein, "there are always pockets of peace and quiet beauty" in New York.
Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.sonymusicmasterworks.com/.
- Story of Our Town
- New York Morning – feat. Jason Isbell
- Empire State Of Mind – feat. Andra Day
- Rhapsody in Blue – feat. Herbie Hancock
- New York Minute – feat. Kandace Springs
- Somewhere (Dirty Blvd) – feat. Lisa Fischer / Jeffrey Wright
- Spider-Man Theme – feat. Lindsey Stirling
- Tonight – feat. Sean Jones
- Moon River – feat. Madeleine Peyroux
- In Evening Air
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Music by Multi-Award Winning Composer Theodore Shapiro
Jul 15, 2016
NEW YORK, July 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Classical proudly announces the release of Ghostbusters (Original Motion Picture Score) to accompany Sony Pictures' highly anticipated feature film Ghostbusters, in theaters July 15. Featuring a score by multi-award winning composer Theodore Shapiro, the album is available now digitally and on CD July 15.
Theodore Shapiro saw Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981 as a nine-year old boy, and afterwards was certain of two things: one - he wanted to be an archaeologist, and two - he couldn't stop thinking about the music. His plans to be an archaeologist eventually faded, but his interest in film composition did not. He went on to study music, write a musical about a cryogenically frozen head, and play in a neo-disco band called God at Brown University, and then received a Master's degree in composition from The Juilliard School. Following Juilliard he began both scoring films and writing commissions for the concert hall, including works performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, New York Chamber Symphony, and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
After scoring some notable independent films in New York, including Karyn Kusama's Girlfight, and David Mamet's Heist and State and Main, Shapiro was hired to score the hit comedy Old School for director Todd Phillips. He has since become one of Hollywood's most sought after composers.
His recent film work includes Spy, directed by Paul Feig and starring Melissa McCarthy; Trumbo, directed by Jay Roach and starring Bryan Cranston and Helen Mirren; The Intern, directed by Nancy Meyers and starring Robert DeNiro and Anne Hathaway; The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (for which he won an International Film Music Critics Award); Ted Melfi's directorial debut, St Vincent, starring Bill Murray; and Infinitely Polar Bear, starring Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana. He was nominated for an Emmy for his score to the HBO film, Game Change. Other notable work includes the Ben Stiller-directed action-comedy Tropic Thunder; Marley and Me, directed by David Frankel and based on the best-selling novel; The Devil Wears Prada, starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway; John Hamburg's bromance, I Love You, Man; and the Oscar-nominated animated film, The Pirates! Band of Misfits.
Next up for Shapiro is Why Him? starring Bryan Cranston and James Franco.
Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today - Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they're here to save the world!
Directed by Paul Feig, the film is produced by Ivan Reitman and Amy Pascal, and written by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig, based on the 1984 film "Ghostbusters," an Ivan Reitman film, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. For updates, please visit https://www.ghostbusters.com/ghostbusters-2016/.
Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit https://www.masterworksmusic.com/
Ghostbusters (Original Motion Picture Score) track list:
The Aldridge Mansion
The Garrett Attack
Pester The Living
I Will Lead Them All
Distinct Human Form
The Power of Patty Compels You
The Universe Shall Bend
The Fourth Cataclysm
Subway Ghost Attack
Battle of Times Square
Entering The Mercado
Ghost In A Box
Into The Portal
NY Heart GB
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A Collection of Music from the 1930s, Featuring Songs from Rodgers and Hart Chosen By Woody Allen and Newly Recorded for the Film by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
Featuring An On-Screen Performance of "Mountain Greenery" by Vocalist Kat Edmonson
Jul 8, 2016
NEW YORK, July 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Classical will release the original soundtrack for Woody Allen's CAFÉ SOCIETY both digitally and on CD on July 8, 2016. The soundtrack includes a great compilation of the music from the 1930's, largely from the Rodgers and Hart, chosen by Allen and featured prominently in the film. The album includes original performances by Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks as well as the on-screen performance of "Mountain Greenery" with Sony Music Masterworks recording artist Kat Edmonson.
Set in the 1930s, Woody Allen's bittersweet romance CAFÉ SOCIETY follows Bronx-born Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) to Hollywood, where he falls in love, and back to New York, where he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. Centering on events in the lives of Bobby's colorful Bronx family, the film is a glittering valentine to the movie stars, socialites, playboys, debutantes, politicians, and gangsters who epitomized the excitement and glamour of the age. With CAFÉ SOCIETY, Woody Allen conjures up a 1930s world that has passed to tell a deeply romantic tale of dreams that never die.
The film opened the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival to rave reviews and is scheduled for release July 15. Allen becomes the first and only director to have three opening night films selected for the Cannes Film Festival (HOLLYWOOD ENDING opened in Cannes in 2002 and MIDNIGHT IN PARIS in 2011).
"The soundtrack consists of music from the 1930s, since that's when the picture takes place," Allen stated. "Most of the material is Rodgers and Hart, who are very dominant in those years, and have that bittersweet romantic quality that defines the spirit of the movie itself."
The success of CAFÉ SOCIETY wouldn't be complete without the partnership of composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Lorenz Hart. Rodgers and Hart were an American songwriting duo that worked together on 28 stage musicals and more than 500 songs. From 1936 to 1943, the duo wrote a series of Broadway musical comedies, each of which seemed to top the one before in terms of innovation and box office success. ON YOUR TOES (1936), BABES IN ARMS (1937), I'D RATHER BE RIGHT (1937), I MARRIED AN ANGEL (1938), THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE (1938), TOO MANY GIRLS (1939), HIGHER AND HIGHER (1940), PAL JOEY (1940), and BY JUPITER (1942) dazzled Broadway in spectacular succession, and collectively offered such classic songs as "There's A Small Hotel," "I Wish I Were In Love Again," "My Funny Valentine," "Where Or When," "The Lady Is A Tramp," "Spring Is Here," "Falling In Love With Love," "Sing For Your Supper," "This Can't Be Love," "I Didn't Know What Time It Was," "It Never Entered My Mind," "Bewitched," "I Could Write A Book," "Nobody's Heart," and "Wait Till You See Her."
Vince Giordano's passion for music from the 1920's & 30's, and the people that made it, began at age 5. He has amassed an amazing collection of over 60,000 band arrangements, 1920's and 30's films, 78 recordings and jazz-age memorabilia. Giordano's passion, commitment to authenticity, and knowledge led him to create a sensational band of like-minded players, the Nighthawks. For over 40 years, Vince Giordano has single-handedly kept alive a wonderful genre of American music that continues to spread the joy and pathos of an era that shaped our nation. Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks can be heard on the soundtracks of films including The Cotton Club, The Aviator, Finding Forrester, Revolutionary Road, and on TV on HBO's Boardwalk Empire.
Texas native Kat Edmonson grew up listening to the Great American Songbook. She has performed alongside Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett and been featured on "The Tonight Show," "Austin City Limits" and NPR's "All Things Considered." To date, Edmonson has released three albums to critical acclaim, Take To the Sky, Way Down Low and The Big Picture. She is currently working on a new album that is scheduled for release in 2017.
- The Lady Is A Tramp - Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks*
- Jeepers Creepers - Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks
- Mountain Greenery - Kat Edmonson / Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks*
- Have You Met Miss Jones - Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks*
- I Didn't Know What Time It Was - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra*
- Taxi War Dance - Count Basie & His Orchestra
- Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart - Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks
- Manhattan -Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks*
- My Romance - Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks*
- Pick Yourself Up - Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks
- I Only Have Eyes For You - Ben Selvin
- The Peanut Vendor - YeraSon
- There's A Small Hotel - Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks*
- Out of Nowhere - Conal Fowkes [piano] / Brian Nalepka [string bass] / John Gill [guitar]
- This Can't Be Love - Conal Fowkes*
*Composed by Rodgers & Hart
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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.
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.
For more information, please visit https://www.barrygibb.com/.
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PAIRINGS FEATURE INTERNATIONAL MOVIE STARS INCLUDING ALEC BALDWIN, ANTONIO BANDERAS, JAMIE FOXX, ANNE HATHAWAY, HUGH JACKMAN, MELISSA MCCARTHY AND MORE
ALBUM PRE-ORDER AND TRACK "AT THE BALLET" AVAILABLE TODAY
Jun 10, 2016
NEW YORK, June 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of her first appearance at The Tonys since 1970, Columbia Records has announced Barbra Streisand's "ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway" album will debut on August 26th, 2016, featuring 10 new Streisand duets of Broadway classics with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. The inspired new musical pairings on "ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway" include Alec Baldwin, Antonio Banderas, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Seth MacFarlane, Melissa McCarthy, Chris Pine, Daisy Ridley, Patrick Wilson, and a spectacular virtual duet with Anthony Newley.
Fans can pre-order "ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway" now. Those who pre-order the album online will receive the instant grat track, "At The Ballet," featuring Streisand with Anne Hathaway and Daisy Ridley, available streaming or via download. The song is also available to purchase as a single. A behind-the-scenes clip of Streisand, Hathaway and Ridley recording the song is also available at the following link: https://smarturl.it/attheballet.
Along with the standard 10-track album on CD and Vinyl, fans can also purchase a deluxe edition of the CD, available exclusively at Target, featuring four bonus tracks by Streisand. See retail links below.
"ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway" Retail Links:
Barbra Streisand Music Store: https://smarturl.it/StreisandMusicStore
Barnes & Noble: https://smarturl.it/StreisandENCOREbn
The release of "ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway" follows the recording artist's nine-city August North American concert tour: THE MUSIC…THE MEM'RIES…THE MAGIC! during which she will perform hits from her ground-breaking career.
The greatest star to ever come out of Broadway, Streisand returns to her roots with "ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway." The legendary performer rose to unprecedented fame while starring on Broadway beginning with her stage debut in "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" in 1962 and then as comedienne Fanny Brice in the Broadway production of "Funny Girl" in 1964, earning Tony nominations for both turns. Streisand's very first record album, 1963's "The Barbra Streisand album," which earned Grammys for Album of the Year and Best Female Vocal Performances, featured several Broadway standards. In 1985 Streisand released "The Broadway Album" and in 1993 "Back to Broadway;" both albums went multi-platinum.
With the longest span of number one albums in history - six decades - Streisand has recorded 52 gold, 31 platinum and 13 multi-platinum albums in her career. She is the only woman to make the All-Time Top 10 Best Selling Artists list. With the release of her last album, "Partners," Streisand has had 33 albums make the Top 10 on the US charts. She is the only female artist to have achieved this milestone, tying her with Frank Sinatra. With ten, Streisand is the female artist with the most number one albums in Billboard's history.
Widely recognized as an icon in multiple entertainment fields, Streisand has attained unprecedented achievements as a recording artist, actor, concert performer, producer, director, author and songwriter. Streisand has been awarded two Oscars, five Emmys, ten Golden Globes, eight Grammys plus two special Grammys, a special Tony award in 1970, and two CableACE Awards – the only artist to receive honors in all of those fields of endeavor. Streisand received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama this past November. Her many other honors include the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Endowment for the Arts Medal, three Peabody Awards and the French Légion d'Honneur. She is also the first female film director to receive the Kennedy Center Honors. Streisand is a devoted philanthropist who works tirelessly to fight for what she believes in. A woman of action, Streisand founded The Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai and co-founded the Women's Heart Alliance, helping to raise awareness and push for more research into women's heart disease, the leading cause of death among women.
All artists featured on "ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway" have achieved international success. Below are a few highlights from their esteemed careers, along with information on their respective songs on the album:
"At The Ballet." With Anne Hathaway and Daisy Ridley. From "A Chorus Line," Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and Pulitzer Prize. In referring to "At The Ballet," composer Marvin Hamlisch said that "the song set the tone for all the music in the show; once the song was written, the creators understood the shape and color of the piece as a whole."
Anne Hathaway: Actress, singer, Academy Award winner for her role in Les Misérables, winner of Golden Globe Award, Emmy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA Award.
Daisy Ridley: Starred as Rey in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS - the highest-grossing film of 2015. She will continue her role as Rey in STAR WAS: EPISODE VIII, scheduled for release in December 2017.
"Loving You." With Patrick Wilson. From Stephen Sondheim's "Passion." "Passion" opened on Broadway in 1994 and was the winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical.
Patrick Wilson: Actor and singer who began his career starring in Broadway musicals. Two-time Tony Award nominee, Golden Globe Award nominee and Emmy Award nominee. Starred in the major motion picture adaption of Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera and the television series "Fargo."
"Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)?" With Anthony Newley. From "The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd" - a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley.
Anthony Newley: Legendary actor, singer, and songwriter. As a recording artist he enjoyed a dozen Top 40 songs on the UK Singles Chart between 1959 and 1962, starred on Broadway in "Stop The World – I Want To Get Off" and "The Roar Of The Greasepaint – The Smell Of The Crowd." Best Film Score Academy Award nominee for film score for WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1989. Grammy Award winner for Song of the Year for "What Kind Of Fool Am I."
"The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened." With Alec Baldwin. From "Road Show." "Road Show is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman.
Alec Baldwin: Actor, producer, comedian, Broadway star, winner of two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards. Columnist for Huffington Post, podcast host.
"Any Moment Now." With Hugh Jackman. From an unproduced version of "Smile." Music by Marvin Hamlisch; book and lyrics by Dorothy Fields.
Hugh Jackman: Stage and screen star, known for roles ranging from WOLVERINE, Jean Valjean in LES MISERABLES , Tony Award winning portrayal of Peter Allen in "The Boy From Oz," and host of the Tony Awards and Academy Awards.
"Anything You Can Do." With Melissa McCarthy. From "Annie Get Your Gun." Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and a book by Dorothy Fields and her brother Herbert Fields. The story is a fictionalized version of the life of Annie Oakley, a sharpshooter who starred in Buffalo Bill's Wild West. The 1946 Broadway production was a hit and the musical had long runs in both New York and London and spawned revivals, a 1950 film version and television versions.
Actress, comedian, writer, fashion designer and producer. Known for roles on television shows "Gilmore Girls" and "Mike & Molly," host on "Saturday Night Live," and films BRIDESMAIDS – which garnered her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, IDENTITY THIEF, THE HEAT, TAMMY, ST. VINCENT, and the action comedy SPY - for which she received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical. She is set to star in the 2016 re-boot of GHOSTBUSTERS.
"Pure Imagination." With Seth MacFarlane. Written for the motion picture WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - a musical version of the beloved Roald Dahl book. Written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley. Featured in hit West End Stage Musical "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" set to open on Broadway in 2017.
Seth MacFarlane: Actor, filmmaker, singer, and creator of "Family Guy," co-creator of "American Dad!" and "The Cleveland Show," writer-director of TED and TED 2. Emmy Award winner, Webby Award Winner for Film & Video Person of the Year. As a singer he has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Royal Albert Hall. Host of Academy Awards and executive producer of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey."
"Take Me To The World." With Antonio Banderas. From "Evening Primrose." "Evening Primrose" is a musical with book by James Goldman and lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim. It was originally written for television and is based on a John Collier short story published in 1951.
Antonio Banderas: Actor, director, producer. He began his acting career in a series of films by director Pedro Almodóvar and starred in films as diverse as PHILADELPHIA, EVITA, THE MASK OF ZORRO, SPY KIDS and SHREK. Banderas appeared on Broadway to great acclaim in "Nine" – winning the Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards and nominated for a Tony Award.
"I'll Be Seeing You"/ "I've Grown Accustomed To Your Face." With Chris Pine. From "Right This Way"/ "My Fair Lady." "Right This Way" opened in 1938. "I'll Be Seeing You" became the unofficial anthem of WWII, later recorded by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Peggy Lee and dozens more. "My Fair Lady" is a musical based on George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion," with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The musical's 1956 Broadway production was a momentous hit, setting a record for the longest run of any major musical theater production in history.
Chris Pine: Known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk in the most recent STAR TREK reboot series. Starred in THE PRINCESS DIARIES 2, UNSTOPPABLE, HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 and he played Cinderella's Prince in the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical INTO THE WOODS.
"Climb Ev'ry Mountain." With Jamie Foxx. From "The Sound of Music." "The Sound of Music" is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. The original Broadway production, starring Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel, opened in 1957 and won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. It was adapted as a 1965 film musical starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, which won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.
Jamie Foxx: Actor, singer, comedian, Academy Award winner as Best Actor for his role in RAY. Also winner of BAFTA Award and Golden Globe. Foxx is also a Grammy winner. He and Kanye West scored a #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Gold Digger."
Additional Streisand tracks available on the Target deluxe edition:
"I Didn't Know What Time It Was." From "Too Many Girls" which opened on Broadway in 1939 starring Desi Arnaz. The film version starred Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and they credited the production for bringing them together as a couple.
"Not A Day Goes By." From Tony nominated "Merrily We Roll Along." Book by George Furth and lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim
"Fifty Percent." From "Ballroom." "Ballroom" is a Tony nominated musical with book by Jerome Kass and music by Billy Goldenberg and lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman. Based on the 1975 Emmy Award-winning television drama "Queen of the Stardust Ballroom."
"Losing My Mind." From "Follies." "Follies" is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Goldman. The Broadway production opened on April 4, 1971, directed by Harold Prince and Michael Bennett, and with choreography by Bennett. The musical was nominated for eleven Tony Awards and won seven.
SOURCE Columbia Records