August 13, 2008

DON’T STOP THIS NOISE

Seems the QUEEN + Paul Rodgers ride the mischievous horse. Earlier on, it was reported here – judging on the three’s interview – that the secret cover song on the forthcoming “The Cosmos Rocks” album, out in a month, will be Del Shannon’s “Runaway”. But, as the tracklist reveals, the song is in fact a mash-up of two songs: “Surf’s Up” by THE BEACH BOYS and Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out!”. More so, there’s a studio version of “Warboys” that Rodgers debuted on his last year’s “Live In Glasgow” CD and DVD. And is “Still Burnin'” an update of BAD COMPANY’s “Burning Sky”?

Anyway, the special edition of “The Cosmos Rocks” will include a DVD from their 2005 show in Japan, although the bonus is rather slim if compared with the Japanese double DVD.

CD – Cosmos Rocks:

1. Cosmos Rocks
2. Time To Shine
3. Still Burnin’
4. Small
5. Warboys
6. We Believe
7. Call Me
8. Voodoo
9. Some Things That Glitter
10. C-lebrity
11. Through The Night
12. Say It’s Not True
13. Surf’s Up… School’s Out!
14. Small – Reprise

DVD – Live in Japan:

1. Reaching Out
2. Tie Your Mother Down
3. Fat Bottomed Girls
4. Another One Bites The Dust
5. Fire And Water
6. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
7. Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)
8. These Are The Days Of Our Lives
9. Radio Ga Ga
10. Can’t Get Enough
11. I Was Born To Love You
12. All Right Now
13. We Will Rock You
14. We Are The Champions
15. God Save The Queen

EVIL MINDS THAT PLOT

In an earlier post on the September 29th re-release of BLACK SABBATH’s “Paranoid” was suggested it would be “War Pigs” with an alternative set of lyrics. But the confirmed tracklisting shows it’s the title song and “Planet Caravan”, while “War Pigs” as well as the rest of the cuts are early instrumental versions. Of course, it’s going to be deluxe digipak packaging with comprehensive liner notes and photos in the booklet. What’s more important, though, that this release signals the start of a new SABBATH re-issue programme, which means there’ll finally be previously unheard material attached to the next albums.

PICTURES IN YER BRAIN

September 29th will also see the premiere of the deluxe editions of two classic ELP albums, “Pictures At An Exhibition” and “Brain Salad Surgery”. Both are out as 2CD sets, the first featuring both original version – in remastered form, of course – of the album laid down live in Newcastle in March 1971, and the programme earlier run, recorded in London’s Lyceum in December 1970. This show was filmed, and the first DVD release of the footage had the audio version of the other side of the first ever, not-so-practical, CD/DVD hybrid. Now, though, the quality’s much better and there are some bonuses.

CD 1:

1. Promenade instrumental
2. Gnome
3. Promenade – vocal
4. Sage
5. Old Castle
6. Blues Variation
7. Promenade instrumental 2
8. Hut Of Baba Yaga
9. Curse Of Baba Yaga
10. Hut Of Baba Yaga – part 2
11. Great Gates Of Kiev
12. Nut Rocker
13. Pictures At An Exhibition Medley
– live at the Isle Of Wight 1970

CD 2 – Live at the Lyceum 9.12.1970:

1. Promenade – instrumental
2. Gnome
3. Promenade – vocal
4. Sage
5. Old Castle
6. Blues Variation
7. Promenade instrumental 2
8. Hut Of Baba Yaga
9. Curse Of Baba Yaga
10. Hut Of Baba Yaga – Part 2
11. Great Gates Of Kiev
12. Barbarian
13. Knife Edge
14. Rondo
15. Nut Rocker

As for “Brain Salad Surgery”, the second disc is all bonus material, from the previousy unissued cuts to the “New Musical Express” 1973’s flexi with the album extracts and the record’s title track that didn’t fit unto the finished record – plus the 5.1 mix of the album.

CD 1:

1. Jerusalem
2. Toccata
3. Still…You Turn Me On
4. Benny The Bouncer
5. Karn Evil 9 1st Impression part 1
6. Karn Evil 9 1st Impression part 2
7. Karn Evil 9 2nd Impression
8. Karn Evil 9 3rd Impression

CD 2:

1. When The Apple Blossoms Bloom In The Windmills Of Your Mind
2. Brain Salad Surgery
3. Karn Evil 9 3rd Impression (original backing track)
4. Jerusalem (first mix)
5. Still…You Turn Me On (first mix)
6. Toccata (alt. version)
7. Karn Evil 9 1st Impression part 1(unreleased)
8. Karn Evil 9 1st Impression part 2 (unreleased)
9. Karn Evil 9 2nd Impression (unreleased)
10. Karn Evil 9 3rd Impression (unreleased)
11. Brain Salad Surgery (the NME flexidisc 1973)
12. Excerpts From Brain Salad Surgery (the NME flexidisc 1973)

August 13, 2008

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