16 September 2019

King Crimson's "In The Court Of The Crimson King" 50th Anniversary Series 3CD/Blu-Ray featuring 5.1 Surround Sound Mix & New Stereo Mix


Blu-Ray features all-new, 2019, 5.1 & stereo mixes by Steven Wilson, approved by Robert Fripp in 24/96 resolution 

Recorded in 1969 “In The Court Of The Crimson King” stands as one of the defining albums of British rock music & one of the finest debut albums of all time. Described at the time as “an uncanny masterpiece” by Pete Townshend, the album has achieved legendary status over the years. Fifty years on, the album is one of the most beloved & revered in the rock music canon.

The 50th anniversary edition features:

Blu-Ray: First time on Blu-Ray for this iconic album with all new mixes in stereo & 5.1, original album mixes and a multitude of extras all in Hi-Resolution.

CDs: 3 CDs present the 2019 mixes in stereo & instrumental forms, an expanded alternate album and the original album mix – also with additional tracks.

Packaged in two gatefold sleeves with  booklet in a rigid exterior slipcase

Blu-Ray features all-new, 2019, 5.1 & stereo mixes by Steven Wilson, approved by Robert Fripp in 24/96 resolution – the first time the album has appeared in 5.1 at 24/96 resolution. Blu-Ray also features the original master edition of the 1969 album mix in 24/96 stereo. Blu-Ray also features a complete alternate album comprising 2019 mixes by Steven Wilson

A further album's worth of additional material drawn from studio takes – much of it mixed by Steven Wilson & including extracts from the 'wind session' that produced the intro to 21CSM in stereo for the first time, the single a/b sides of the album title track drawn, for the first time since on disc, from the original master tapes & more are also included.

The Blu-Ray is completed by a set of 2019 instrumental mixes and the surviving fragment of black & white footage from Hyde Park in 1969

This set marks the first appearance of the album on Blu-Ray completing the availability of all King Crimson studio albums on the format.

CD1 presents the album in its 2019 stereo mix – along with the 2019 instrumental takes (with 'Moonchild' edited to song length)
CD2 presents an expanded edition of the alternate album from the Blu-Ray
CD3 features the original master edition of the 1969 mix plus additional tracks

Presented as a 2 x gatefold sleeve edition containing the individual CDs plus booklet with new sleeve-notes by King Crimson biographer Sid Smith packed in a rigid slipcase. Artwork derived from the original paintings, as meticulously restored, for the limited edition full sized, signed prints

All material on this set will also feature on the forthcoming “Complete 1969 Sessions” – the eighth boxed set in the series documenting King Crimson's studio & live recordings from 1969 onwards.

The Alternate album appears, quite deliberately, in slightly different track-listings on the Blu-Ray & CD (& on the accompanying double vinyl set). The aim on the Blu-Ray was to provide a fully sequenced listen that closely resembled the original album running order. This was extended on the CD, gathering many of the new mixes on one disc & revised again to make for a satisfying listen on vinyl.

In common with all other King Crimson studio albums in the format, the 5.1 mixes are being made available in this affordable set rather than being held over exclusively for larger expensive boxed sets, a practice that limits the availability of the music in multichannel audio to the detriment of artists and fans alike.

In the 50 years since its release “In The Court of the Crimson King” has never been out of print or unavailable in any of the world's main music markets & continues to enjoy consistently high sales.

Blu-Ray NTSC, Zone ABC, playable on all BD players & drives

2019 5.1 mixes

1 21st Century Schizoid Man
2 I Talk to the Wind
3 Epitaph
4 Moonchild
5 The Court of the Crimson King

Additional track

6 I Talk to the Wind (duo version)

Mixed by Steven Wilson

Original Master Edition

1 21st Century Schizoid Man
2 I Talk to the Wind
3 Epitaph
4 Moonchild
5 The Court of the Crimson King

Produced by King Crimson

Alternate Album

1 21st Century Schizoid Man
2 I Talk to the Wind
3 I Talk to the Wind
4 Epitaph
5 Epitaph
6 Moonchild
7 The Court of the Crimson King

1 Morgan studios June 1969 take with Greg Lake vocal overdubs from Wessex August 1969 &
            Mel Collins & Jakko Jakszyk August 2019 overdubs
2 Alternate 2019 mix
3 Duo version, full length master, 2019 mix
4 Vocals isolated/highlighted, 2019 mix
5 Alt take – 2019 mix
6 Take 1, 2019 mix
7 Morgan studios, June 1969 take, 2019 mix

Mixed by Steven Wilson except 1, 4 mixed by David Singleton

Additional material

1 Wind Session
2 21st Century Schizoid Man
3 I Talk to the Wind
4 Epitaph
5 Moonchild
6 The Court of the Crimson King
7 21st Century Schizoid Man
8 The Court of the Crimson King (part 1)
9 The Court of the Crimson King (part 2)

1 2019 stereo mix
2 Trio version, 2019 mix
3 Studio run through, 2019 mix
4 Backing track, 2019 mix
5 Album edit, 2009 mix
6 Take 3, 2009 mix
7 Morgan studios take, June 1969
8, 9 Single a/b side, 1969

Mixed by Steven Wilson 1 – 6, Mixed by King Crimson 7 – 9

2019 Instrumental mixes

1 21st Century Schizoid Man
2 I Talk to the Wind
3 Epitaph
4 Moonchild
5 The Court of the Crimson King

Mixed by Steven Wilson

Video: 21csm extract Hyde Park 1969

CD 1 2019 stereo mixes & instrumental mixes

1 21st Century Schizoid Man
2 I Talk to the Wind
3 Epitaph
4 Moonchild
5 The Court of the Crimson King
6 21st Century Schizoid Man
7 I Talk to the Wind
8 Epitaph
9 Moonchild (edit)
10 The Court of the Crimson King

1 - 10 mixed by Steven Wilson

CD 2 Alternate Album, expanded edition

1 Wind Session
2 21st Century Schizoid Man
3 I Talk to the Wind
4 I Talk to the Wind
5 Epitaph
6 Epitaph
7 Moonchild
8 The Court of the Crimson King
9 21st Century Schizoid Man

1 Wind Session, 2019 stereo mix
2 Morgan studios June 1969 take with Greg Lake vox overdubs from Wessex August 1969 & 
            Mel Collins/Jakko Jakszyk August 2019 overdubs
3 Alternate 2019 mix
4 Duo version, full length master, 2019 mix
5 Vocals isolated/highlighted, 2019 mix
6 Alt take - 2019 mix
7 Take 1, 2019 mix
8 Morgan studios, June 1969 take, 2019 mix
9 Trio version, 2019 mix

Mixed by Steven Wilson except 2, 5 mixed by David Singleton

CD 3 Original Master Edition, expanded

1 21st Century Schizoid Man
2 I Talk to the Wind
3 Epitaph
4 Moonchild
5 The Court of the Crimson King
6 21st Century Schizoid Man
7 I Talk to the Wind
8 Epitaph
9 The Court of the Crimson King (single a side)
10 The Court of the Crimson King (single b side)

1 to 5 Original master edition produced by King Crimson
Mastered by Simon Heyworth
6 Morgan studios instrumental take, 1969, produced by King Crimson
7 studio run through, 2019 mix by Steven Wilson
8 Backing track, 2019 mix by Steven Wilson
9/10 Original single master

To pre-order:
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Distributed in North America by Amped Distribution.

Catch King Crimson's North American tour:

SEP 14, 2019 - BUDWEISER STAGE, Toronto
SEP 17, 2019 - ST DENIS THEATRE, Montreal
SEP 19, 2019 - BOCH CENTER WANG THEATER, Boston
SEP 21, 2019 - RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL, New York City
SEP 23, 2019 - THE MET, Philidelphia
SEP 25, 2019 - HARD ROCK ROCKSINO, Cleveland
SEP 27, 2019 - THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM, Nashville
SEP 29, 2019 - THE COBB CENTER, Atlanta

For more information: www.dgmlive.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

14 September 2019

Disco/Pop Review: Various Artists-Cold War On The Rocks- Disco and Electronic Music from Finland 1980-1991

Release Date: September 27, 2019
Label: Svart Records

I hope those of you who remember when Disco ruled the radio and the clubs, have held on to your bell-bottom pants, tie-dye shirts, mini-skirts, and ponchos. The ghost of renowned Finnish producer Jori Sivonen has returned for an encore performance.

Cold War on The Rocks - is a Disco and Electronic Music Compilation showcasing Finland’s underground dance scene from 1980-1991.  We have Svart Records to thank for re-introducing us to these one-hit wonders whose songs we remember but whose names we don’t.

Cold War on the Rocks sounds like a collection of demos that never made it over to the US for the likes of Donna Summer, Sylvester, Giorgio Moroder, or KC and The Sunshine Band to sing. This album will, however, inspire many to dive into the back of their closets to find their fingerless lace gloves, acid wash jeans, and members-only jackets. After all, how many times can you listen to the same old Juke-Box playlist of Dance classics?

Cold War on The Rocks, literally has something for everyone.  For my sound geeks, they use a Roland Juno 60 synthesizer and that is just the start. For my freestyle lovers go grab your scrunchies and spandex and get ready to dance for we have stumbled upon a Disco artifact that is a gift from the Finnish.

Some Key Tracks Include: “Tähdenlento ”, “Hi Jacker”, “This Night Is Like Magic”, and “Tyhjyys”

Lee Wilson Music-Contributor

September 13, 2019


Tracks:

01. JORI SIVONEN: JUPITER (3:10)
02. TAISKA: EI VOITTAJAA –J’veux d’la tendresse– (3:48)
03. EINI: JOSSAKIN, JOS HLUAT (3:53)
04. ESA: KUN YÖ ON –Vill ha dig– (3:48)
05. MIKA SUNDQVIST: TÄHDENLENTO (3:30)
06. BUFFALOO SOLDIER: HI-JACKER (3:58)
07. STEP ON THE
08. BIBA: THIS NIGHT IS LIKE MAGIC [LP VERSION] (4:10)
09. KAIN KÄÄRMEENPOIKA & KVARTSIKOIRAT: EROS – JUMALAN KALTAINEN (4:17)
10. VAARALLINEN MUTANTTI: ROBOTIN’ USA (3:07)
11. IRA: HEI KUNDI (3:27)
12. SIMO LAIHO: MARCO POLO (3:50)
13. JARMO JUHANI: NUORI INKA (3:09)
14. DIGITAL DANCE: SUNSHINE, RAIN OR MOONLIGHT (3:35)
15. KAIJA KOO: TYHJYYS –Tyngdlös– (4:57)
16. VISUAL: BIG & BEAUTIFUL (5:39)
17. SAIGON: ETSIN MAAILMAA (4:22)
18. JOKKE SEPPÄLÄ: GALAXIN YKSINÄISET (2:59)
19. MAD LINDELL: GRANDMASTER KLAUS (3:30)
20. CLIFTERS: SORMUS (3:33)


13 September 2019

Rock Review: Honey West-Bad Old World

Release Date: September 3, 2019
Label: Readout Records

If you are looking for that sound that gets you in the mood for the Fall season, Bad Old World brings the transition to life. It is a great piece to listen to on a cool, rainy day where you just sit back and relax through the day. Maybe you’re reminiscing about years gone by, or planning for rest of the year ahead but, whatever the case may be; the vibe is nothing short of a good time.

The first couple of notes off the record, make the first track sound like “Wake Me Up When September Ends” by Green Day. It sets the tone for the rest of the album puts you in that Fall setting but, replacing punk-rock with a Classic-Rock taste. Ian McDonald and Ted Zurkowski send us on a bit of time travel, back to when looking up at the stars on the girl next door’s rooftop, or the days of just cruising around in your dad’s fixed-up pick-up truck, were the only social norms of that time, rather than staring at a phone the whole time.

In flowing through the tracklist, Bad Old World stays consistent and on a feel-good vibe. “Dementia”, the last track of the album seems to be the only song where the band misses the mark. From “The September Issue” to “Terry & Julie”, each song feels not only sequential, which is necessary for all large bodies of work, but, positive to a degree and as though I am listening to the artists tell of their new journey 20 years later. 

Throughout the whole record, the duo emphasizes the importance of keeping their Classic-Rock image with a modern tone. Unfortunately, if you did not grow up around bands like Foreigner or The Allman Brothers, or your parent did not flood your ears with 80s Rock, this concept may be lost to you. This is a great album for anyone who is looking to see that real music and artistry has not gone by the wayside. So much today, has been replaced with machines and auto-tune control, when people, in reality, want raw and real talent. Who could be better to bring talent to a head than original Rock artists like McDonald and Zurkowski?

Key Tracks Include: “The September Issue”, “Sylvia Strange”, “California”, and “Terry & Julie”

Gregg Keniston-Contributor
September 13, 2019
 
Tracks:
 

1. The September Issue
2. Brand New Car
3. Bad Old World
4. She’s Not Your Life
5. Sylvia Strange
6. Generations Man
7. California
8. Sailing
9. A Girl Called Life



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New Video About The Making Of Magma's New Album "Zëss" On Limited Edition Gold Colored Vinyl


Limited edition of 1500 numbered copies on 180 gram audiophile gold colored vinyl

Magma's new album “Zëss” is available for pre-order as a limited edition of 1500 numbered copies on gold colored vinyl. The package includes a 4-page booklet. The vinyl edition will be released on September 20, 2019.

Watch the The Making Of Magma's Limited Edition Gold Colored Vinyl of  “Zëss”:


Magma's critically acclaimed newest album “Zëss” is a 38-minute musical work by Christian Vander. Composed in 1970, Zëss had long been plagued by its incompleteness, its recording was deferred for years. Four decades after its first draft, the work has finally been recorded in an orchestral version that gives it both its true dreamlike dimension and its transcending power. The first public performance took place in Bourges in 1979. It is the last piece in a series of unfinished compositions from the 1970s. During the last 15 years, they finished and released all these different pieces. “Zëss” is described as a work that touches the philosophical domain by its treatment of the idea of nothingness and its evocation of the theme of time.

Magma turned fifty this year, catapulting into the very exclusive circle of bands who for five decades have never laid down their instruments, nor turned down their volume! The oldest French band still in existence has always played at full sail, never yielding to the siren song of passing trends. The fiercely original music has tirelessly adhered to the highest artistic standards while still reaching a wide audience of all ages.



180 gram audiophile vinyl
Brand new album
Gatefold sleeve with UV spot varnish
4-page booklet
Limited edition of 1500 numbered copies on gold colored vinyl

More information about this release: 
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To pre-order: 
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Magma's official website: https://www.magmamusic.org/en/home/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

12 September 2019

Instrumental New Age Music Review: David Wahler-Two Hearts

Release Date: August 30, 2019
Label: David Wahler Music

David Wahler’s Two Hearts album is a combination of instrumental new age and ambient tracks. The 11 tracks offered on the CD are from 4+ to 5+ minutes of playtime.

That amount of time is perfect for those seeking a period that allows for a deep relaxing or meditative state right from the first track onward. I think the running time is key to get you to that level and then keep you there. Two Hearts accomplishes that.

David is an interesting individual and blessed as well. He was a successful businessman for several years then “retired” to make music. It is people like him that give me the inspiration to carry on and do something else once I finally leave the routine of a day job. Being in a daily routine day job does not allow for the spontaneity one desires to keep the energy level high and your mindset in the excited mode. David is one of the fortunate individuals that found his way rather quickly after stepping away from the rat race.

“Paris Rain” caught my ear for the ambient textures and spacey interludes. I added it to my New Age Music Reviews Spotify Playlist right after I heard it. There is more to hear besides that kind of style, however. For example, directly after that track, “Night Sky of Orion (Remix),” starts with a nice acoustic guitar and all the other elements of keyboards and layers come in to create that instrumental magic that you will be accustomed to hearing throughout this release.

I think what David may be saying with the title of the album is it takes two hearts to beat as one. All the birds on the wires maybe all the thoughts one person can communicate through the lines of communication we now have at our disposal. That is my interpretation that may provide some insight for potential listeners, I am not sure if that is the correct insight, but it’s a thought. 

The music is exceptionally relaxing and it was all composed, produced, and performed by David Wahler. It was also mastered by Tom Eaton at Will Ackerman’s Imaginary Road Studios. All of those credentials add up to excellence from start to finish on Two Hearts. 

Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck
September 8, 2019

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Tracks:
 

01. Always
02. I Remember You
03. Paris Rain
04. Night Sky of Orion (Remix)
05. You and Me
06. Love Lost
07. Two Hearts
08. Bloom
09. One Fine Day
10. Confession
11. Then She Went to Sleep

 

11 September 2019

JOEY MOLLAND OF BADFINGER IN THE STUDIO RECORDING A BRAND NEW ALBUM


Teams With Grammy-Winning Producer and Grammy-Winning Engineer

NEW YORK, NY – JOEY MOLLAND of the band BADFINGER is currently in the studio working on a brand new release. He’s enlisted Grammy-winning songwriter/producer Mark Hudson and Grammy-winning engineer Mario J. McNulty to work on the album with him and is excited to share this latest project with his fans.

“I’ve wanted to make this album for several years now. The songs are solid and quite catchy – many harken back to that power pop/rock sound I began my career with.” – Joey Molland

Fans can find many ways to be a part of this special project through Joey's Kickstarter campaign which launched today.

Joey was a member of Badfinger’s classic line-up and the band was one of the original signings to the Beatles’ Apple Records label. They had their first hit single with a Paul McCartney penned song, "Come and Get It."  Badfinger followed this with their own hit compositions "No Matter What", "Day After Day" (produced by George Harrison), and "Baby Blue." During this time American singer Harry Nilsson placed Badfinger's song "Without You" on top of the charts, and Mariah Carey did the same in 1994. Badfinger's own version of "Without You" was featured in Season 2 of the hit television show This Is Us, which helped introduce the band's music to brand new younger fans.

The timeless quality of Badfinger songs is evident, as the songs continue to be used in many other contemporary TV and film soundtracks. The song "No Matter What" was featured in the hit film Horrible Bosses 2,  "Baby Blue" was featured in the Breaking Bad TV show finale, and "Day After Day" is currently featured in the movie Annabelle Comes Home.

Joey Molland played on John Lennon's Imagine album, on George Harrison’s Grammy-winning album All Things Must Pass, and joined George Harrison for the Concert For Bangladesh.

Producer Mark Hudson has worked extensively with artists such as Ringo Starr, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Harry Nilsson, Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, Celine Dion and more.

Engineer Mario J. McNulty has worked with many well-known artists, including David Bowie, Prince and Julian Lennon.

Both are excited to be working with Joey on his brand new release.


Joey Molland in the studio with producer Mark Hudson and engineer Mario J. McNulty

Here’s what Joey has to say about the tracks:

“So far the rough tracks are sounding fantastic. The hooks, the harmonies and the musicianship... Expect to hear fresh catchy rock songs, with several songs reminiscent of Badfinger’s sound.” 

Several very special guest musicians are contributing to this album.

Videos, photos & more!
CHECK OUT JOEY MOLLAND'S KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN for his NEW ALBUM HERE.

In addition to recording this album, Joey continues to tour, carrying on the legacy of Badfinger. He is especially thrilled to be hitting the road this fall with mega-stars Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, Micky Dolenz of The Monkees and Jason Scheff of Chicago for a very special anniversary show that pays tribute to the Beatles' “White Album” which turned 50 last year. Dates are listed below.



“It Was 50 Years Ago Today” 2019 Tour Dates: 
09/21 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Golden Nugget
09/28 – Akron, OH @ Akron Civic Theatre
09/29 – Danville, KY @ Norton Center
10/01 – St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theater
10/02 – Milwaukee, WI -@ Pabst Theater
10/05 – Beverly, MA @ Cabot Theater
10/06 – Concord, NH @ Capitol Center For The Arts
10/07 – Orono, ME @ Collins Center For The Arts
10/08 – Ridgefield, CT @Ridgefield Playhouse
10/10 – Staten Island, NY @ St. George Theater
10/11 – Boston, MA @ Berklee PAC
10/12 – Westbury, NY @ Theatre @ Westbury
10/13 – Morristown, NJ @ Mayo PAC
10/15 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
10/17 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theater
10/18 – New London, CT @ Garde Arts Center
10/20 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre

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For album review copies, interviews, event press list opportunities and more, contact Susan Russo of Four Chord Consulting at srusso@fourchordconsulting.com or call 917-670-9569.

Joey Molland Press inquiries: 
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10 September 2019

DAVID HASSELHOFF Asks The World To "OPEN YOUR EYES!" In A Video For His New Single And Album!


Los Angeles, CA - Although most recognizable for his starring turns in the hit TV shows Knight Rider and Baywatch along with numerous feature film appearances (Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, Kung Fury, Click, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Dodgeball, and Marvel’s original Nick Fury: Agent Of Shield, among others) and roles on Broadway and the West End in productions of Jekyll & Hyde, Chicago and The Producers, megastar David Hasselhoff is ready to tackle a different role - the role of passionately earnest pop star singing for a new global consciousness in these difficult and troubled times. It’s a role not unfamiliar to Hasselhoff whose historic performance of the chart-topping single “Looking For Freedom” on the rubble of the newly fallen Berlin Wall in 1989 became a rallying cry not just to a reunited Germany but for all of the burgeoning democracies that were swept up in the winds of change.

For his new single, “Open Your Eyes,” Hasselhoff has resurrected a song from that same decade by dark rockers The Lords Of The New Church and brought it into the present where it sounds as fresh and vital as ever. “Open your eyes to the lies right in front of you” goes the chorus, echoing the growing discomfort felt everywhere by today’s media-saturated, politically marginalized population. Hasselhoff sings the refrain with legitimate fury and conviction against a backing track created by producer Adam Hamilton and renowned guitarist for the Stooges, and member of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, James Williamson. As Hasselhoff says, “I found a very relevant song that tells our story and am very proud to sing our story through this song. ‘Open Your Eyes’ is as relevant today as it was 30 years ago when it was written! Let’s make the world great again!”

To help bring the single to life, Hasselhoff has enlisted the video-making talents of Vicente & Fernando Cordero of Industrialism Films who, along with LA-based artist Dan Dowding of Media Pollution, have crafted a visual representation of the song. The video also leverages the power of social media by incorporating footage of Hoff fans from all over the globe who participated in the #EyesForHoff campaign. The final product is a video rich in spectacle but also carries its message just as effectively as it entertains.

Watch the video here:


Hasselhoff’s new album, also called Open Your Eyes, is set to be released on September 27, his first with LA-based label Cleopatra Records. The album features 12 other fierce new takes of classics such as Modern English’s “I Melt With You,” Echo & The Bunnymen’s “Lips Like Sugar” and David Bowie’s inspirational anthem “Heroes,” each of which is brought to life in collaboration with one of a diverse array of artists ranging from industrial wild child Al Jourgensen of Ministry, major film composer Tyler Bates (Guardians Of The Galaxy, John Wick franchise), country legend Charlie Daniels, Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame nominee Todd Rundgren, ‘80s new wave icons A Flock Of Seagulls and many more! Open Your Eyes will be available on both CD in a deluxe digipak with a special collectible “Hoff Army” patch, on vinyl in limited edition RED vinyl and on all digital formats starting September 27!

Hasselhoff will also be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with an explosive tour through Germany, Austria & Switzerland beginning October 2!

Tour Dates:
2 Oct - Swiss Life Hall - Hannover, Germany
3 Oct - Max-Schmeling-Halle - Berline, Germany
5 Oct - Haus Auensee - Leipzig, Germany
6 Oct - Olympiahalle München - Munich, Germany
8 Oct - Congress Room Dogana - Innsbruck, Austria
10 Oct - Wiener Stadthalle Halle D - Wien, Austria
12 Oct - Stadthalle Graz - Graz, Austria
14 Oct - Samsung Hall - Zürich, Switzerland
15 Oct - MHP Arena - Ludwigsburg, Germany
17 Oct - Jahrhunderthalle - Frankfurt, Germany
18 Oct - König Pilsener Arena - Oberhausen, Germany
20 Oct - Barclaycard Arena - Hamburg, Germany
For more tour info, visit: http://davidhasselhoffonline.com/

OPEN YOUR EYES TRACK LIST:
1. Open Your Eyes feat. James Williamson (The Stooges)
2. Head On feat. Elliot Easton (The Cars)
3. I Melt With You feat. Steve Stevens (Billy Idol)
4. Lips Like Sugar feat. A Flock of Seagulls
5. “Heroes” feat. Tyler Bates
6. Here I Go Again feat. Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns)
7. Jump In My Car feat. Todd Rundgren
8. Rhinestone Cowboy feat. Charlie Daniels
9. If You Could Read My Mind feat. Ava Cherry
10. Sugar, Sugar feat. Steve Cropper
11. Mit 66 Jahren feat. Patrick Moraz (Yes/The Moody Blues)
12. Sweet Caroline feat. Ministry
13. That's Life

Pre-order the CD: https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/david-hasselhoff-open-your-eyes-cd/
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09 September 2019

Rock Legends Angel Return With New Album "Risen" – Oct 4


Los Angeles, CA - Legendary rock band Angel are releasing their new album Risen on October 4th on Cleopatra Records. The album will have 17 solid tracks featuring 15 brand new songs written by original members Punky Meadows and Frank Dimino along with current member Danny Farrow and a remake of the classic track “Tower.” They describe the songs as very diverse ranging from Heavy to very Melodic with real strong hooks featuring many elements of the classic Angel sound. This album will appeal to all Angel fans of every era and previous albums.

“I am very proud of this album and Angel fans will LOVE it! It really kicks ass and is very diverse with songs that will satisfy every Angel fan and take you on a musical journey! The band played their asses off! Play it from top to bottom, you will not want to miss a beat.” - PUNKY MEADOWS

“This is an album that will take you on a journey to many different roads, all exciting. Enjoy it and play it loud!!!” - FRANK DIMINO

Along with Original members Punky Meadows, and Frank Dimino are Danny Farrow, Charlie Calv, Steve Ojane, and Billy Orrico.

Angel has released the first single from the album titled “Under The Gun” and it is getting an amazing reaction. Check it out here:


Angel will be doing two record release dates on October 3rd at VAMP'd in Las Vegas and October 4th at The Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA. Where they will be performing a full set.

Get tickets and meet and greets at: www.angelbandofficial.com

TRACK LIST:
1. Angel Theme
2. Under the Gun
3. Shot of Your Love
4. Slow Down
5. Over My Head
6. 1975
7. We Were the Wild
8. I.O.U
9. (Punky's Couch Blues) Locked Cocked Ready to Rock
10. Turn Around
11. Desire
12. Our Revolution
13. Tell Me Why
14. Don't Want You to Go
15. Stand Up
16. My Sanctuary
17. Tower - Bonus Track

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06 September 2019

Meditation Review: Merrill Collins-Every Man, Woman and Child Yoga Flow Suite

Release Date: August 1, 2019
Label: Spiraling Music

I think the best way to start this off is with an introduction to the Every Man, Woman, and Child Yoga Flow Suite I received from the artist.

Every Man, Woman, and Child is a musical presentation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, Spiraling Music has released a dozen new improvisations on the original ballad, which was the first grassroots expression of the UDHR ever performed for the UN (1987). More recently, the chant version won a Global Peace Song Award in 2016.

So, with the beginning of this three-part suite, I am thinking, stress causes disease and kills and music is the ultimate healer and connector to our higher power and higher self. I do not doubt that today. The connection I have with these wonderful music makers is a gift and I treasure it every time I sit down to listen and write my words.

This is a collaborative effort with Merrill Collins and David "Vito" Gregoli producing together at his studio. The featured vocalist is Kimberly Haynes with Laura Halladay on flutes and Maksim Velichkin on cello. Merrill has worked with these talented people extensively (Merrill’s Trio) and the chemistry is evident in the three suites. Don’t be persuaded to believe that this is an EP or 3 quick tracks, it’s actually 56 minutes in length and has been entered as a full album for the 62nd Grammys New Age category. You will hear flutes, wind chimes, percussion, cello and more on this presentation.

These blessed individuals go from strength to strength with all of the instruments and gorgeous vocalizations of Kimberly Haynes on the “We The People” track. The mixture of instruments is musical divinity taking shape before your eyes, ears, and spirit. It will envelop, caress and stimulate you, all at the same time while creating your mediation bubble for healing.

The Every Man, Woman, and Child Yoga Flow Suite is a masterful performance with significant meaning for a world of confusion and negativity that needs healing in every way. If we the people heal, so will the world around us. Mother earth and its inhabitants have hope and it is music like this that injects us with the spiritual energy that drives us down the right roads to the recovery of humanity from shore to shore.

Thank you, Merrill and friends, for helping us to see the light at the end of the road.

Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck
September 4, 2019

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Tracks: 
1. Every Man, Woman and Child: Yoga Flow - Om Mani Padme Hum
2. Every Man, Woman and Child: Yoga Flow - Ambient
3. Every Man, Woman and Child: Yoga Flow - We the People



01 September 2019

New Age Music Review: Sangeeta Kaur-Compassion

Release Date: August 2, 2019
Label: Sangeeta Kaur Music

This is the third recording I have had the pleasure to enjoy from Sangeeta Kaur. Previous to Compassion, I covered mirrors and Niguma Vol. 2 The Mantra Project.

It is the absolute goal of this artist to have people listen to her music and open the door to everything positive. We all know what a difficult time we are living in with a multitude of issues going on all over the globe.

Recordings like Compassion will help those feelings, attitudes, and situations melt away for a time and give you a different perspective and optimism that things really can change.

“Rise Up” is an excellent example of the prevailing attitude and approach can deliver to a listener. I also added the track to my New Age Music Reviews Spotify Playlist. It drew me in very quickly and I felt the words were prolific and very engaging.

I also took note of the first track “Om Tare Tuttare,” which is a Buddhist Mantra specifically for the blessings of the compassionate female Buddha Green Tara. It is to help those facing mental, physical and emotional blockages as well as relationship blockages. This came at the perfect time for this listener as I have been struggling with some blockages. I will carry this mantra with me and recite it as many times as I can during my day.

What I am trying to illustrate here is that music can do so many things for you. If you take a moment to understand what the track is about, it puts an entirely different light on your listening experience. I always take the time to read about the tracks in the CD notes, particularly with New Age and Meditation music. The purpose of this music is for you to get in touch with your higher self, the vocalist presenting this music is surely locked into this phase of development and quickly taps into her higher state of being.

“Song of Compassion” takes Sangeeta to a different place and her vocals are that of an opera singer. Her range and octave are amazing. She gives new age music a slice of heaven and it translates to warmth and peace within for the astute listener.

Compassion is what the world needs so desperately and recordings like this speak loudly to that need. One listens to this beautiful collection of tracks and you will find a different mindset and a new road will be forged by its prompting. It is a beautiful thing how powerful these ten tracks could change the course of your life. Another incredibly influential classic by a renowned vocalist that continues to contribute to the new age and meditation culture regularly.

Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck
August 30, 2019

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Tracks:
01. Om Tare Tuttare
02. May the Long Time Sun
03. Transcendence
04. Rise Up
05. Song of Compassion
06. Om Vajra Sattva Hum
07. We are One
08. Sa Re Sa Sa
09. Voices and Crystals
10. Voices of Compassion Medley
 

28 August 2019

Prog Ensemble 3.2 Featuring Robert Berry To Tour North America Fall 2019!


“3.2 - The Rules Have Changed” -- Goes Live! 

Things just got a lot better for Prog Music Fans – and fans of genuine classic bands with great players. Robert Berry has assembled a killer four-piece band set to begin playing this year. For those who appreciate the fine craftsmanship of YES, ELP, Keith Emerson, Genesis, Jethro Tull, etc... are in for a real treat. Berry is riding high with his latest release “3.2: The Rules Have Changed” written with Keyboardist Keith Emerson. Berry is well known for his Bass, Vocals and as a multi-instrumentalist who’s written and toured with Carl Palmer, Steve Howe (Yes), GTR and Ambrosia to name a few. Rounding out the group are Drummer Jimmy Keegan (Spock's Beard), Guitarist Paul Keller (Emerson/Palmer), and Keyboardist Andrew Colyer (Circuline, Cell15, Awaken). Aside from all the heavy instrumental lifting, all four band members sing - a pleasant surprise in today's music world. The word has been spreading quickly, and already 3.2 will be headlining at this year's ProgStock Festival - an annual 3-Day Festival in Rahway, New Jersey this October 11-12-13. ProgStock is the gem of the Prog Music Festivals in the North East U.S. and continues to bring in more prestigious acts every year. The band will be touring North America this fall (tour dates below).

About Robert Berry: Berry is an American musician, songwriter, and producer. He's co-written with Steve Howe for the band GTR, he's a former Ambrosia band member. He drew a lot of attention for his work re-arranging/re-recording of the YES hit “Roundabout” for Magna Carta Records, drawing some to label him as a crafty American version of Trevor Rabin. Yes, there are many similarities between the two. Now Robert Berry has announced the live touring band for the #1 Amazon and Billboard charting album, “3.2 - The Rules Have Changed” written with the late Keith Emerson. Emerson and Berry formed the band “3” in the 1980's with Carl Palmer, and had the #9 Billboard hit “Talkin' Bout”. Their debut album “To The Power of 3” charted well on the Geffen label - well known at the time for their other artists like Peter Gabriel.

In 2015, a radio station in Boston unearthed some old tapes from the 1988 “3” tour, and released them as a live album. After hearing that live performance, Keith Emerson was inspired to reunite with Berry, resuming work on the unfinished second “3” album, now titled “3.2”. It was released on the Frontiers Records label. With Emerson's tragic passing in 2016, it appeared the new album might not get finished.

Spring of 2018, and Berry had worked out the details with the Emerson estate and Frontiers to complete and release the record. The first single, “Somebody's Watching” (released May 22, 2018), saw the album debut at #3 on the Amazon hard rock charts, and generated 7,000 YouTube views in the first 36 hours, and over 12,000 views in the first week. A musical phoenix had indeed risen. The album was released on August 10, 2018, and hit #1 on Amazon, selling out in five countries on the first day, and placed on two Billboard charts. The two YouTube videos from the album currently have over 75,000 cumulative views. The new album has met with unanimous positive international acclaim from over 100 magazine articles, blog and website reviews, and FM and internet radio stations. Berry, Keegan, Keller and Colyer began live rehearsals in November 2018, and are looking forward to not only performing the great last work of Keith Emerson, but will also be pulling from Berry's 30-year history of Progressive Rock, and also his work with Steve Howe, some from Ambrosia, some of his solo work, and of course his re-worked tribute albums for the Magna Carta label, which include the music of YES, ELP, Genesis and Jethro Tull .

Prepare Yourself... Robert Berry’s new band is stacked with seasoned players!

More Than Just a Concert – It's An Event: With his 30 year history of playing side-by-side with some of Prog and Rock music's elite, Berry has a few entertaining stories to tell as well. So it's more than just a concert, the shows will include an evening of firsthand stories and recollections sure to raise a few eyebrows along the way. ProgStock is one of music's premiere interactive events where the artists and fans mingle; they hang together, drink together and bond over more than just music. The 3.2 shows will be exactly that as well - and isn't that a welcoming idea - for fans not only to enjoy the music but to jump in the pool with the musicians that create it.



3.2 featuring Robert Berry North American Tour Dates

09/11 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst Club
09/12 - Redwood City, CA - Club Fox
09/13 - Pleasanton, CA - Firehouse Arts Center
09/15 - San Pedro, CA - Alvas Showroom
10/03 - Montreal, Canada - Piranha Bar
10/04 - Quebec City, Canada - La Source de la Martiniere
10/05 - Henniker, NH - The Lofaro Center of the Performing Arts (w/Randy McStine)
10/06 - Hennifer, NH - The Lofaro Center of the Performing Arts (w/Randy McStine)
10/09 - Kennett Square, PA - The Kennett Flash (w/Randy McStine)
10/10 - Roslyn, NY - My Father's Place at The Roslyn Hotel
10/11 - Rahway, NJ - ProgStock Festival (headlining)
10/12 - Rahway, NJ - ProgStock Festival (Robert w/Rachel Flowers)
10/13 - Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theater (w/Brand X)
10/14 - New York City - Iridium Jazz Club (w/Randy McStine, plus Chris Clark & Kenny Grohowski from Brand X)
10/16 - Kent, OH - Kent Stage (w/ Chris Clark & Kenny Grohowski from Brand X)
10/17 - Cincinnati, OH - TBA
10/18 - Indianapolis, IN - Irving Theater (w/ Chris Clark & Kenny Grohowski from Brand X, plus Andre Cholmondeley from Project/Object)
10/19 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's (with The Cyberiam, plus Chris Clark & Kenny Grohowski from Brand X)
10/20 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
10/22 - Champaign-Urbana, IL - TBA (with Steve Scorfina's Chrome and Steel)
10/23 - St. Louis, MO - FuBar (with Steve Scorfina's Chrome and Steel)
10/24 - Farmington, MO - Centene Center
10/26 - Nashville, TN - Douglas Corners
10/27 - Atlanta - The Vista Room (with Story of a Life and Great Wide Nothing)
10/28 - Asheville, NC - TBA
10/29 - Vienna, VA - TBA
10/30 - Harrisburg, PA - Cliff's Underground Live (formerly Gullifty's)
11/01 - Rochester, NY - The Lovin' Cup
11/02 - Albany, NY - TBA

For more information: http://www.robertberry.com/

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