July 31, 2007


It’s not all quiet with the “Fotheringay 2” project. The work’s firmly afoot, and Jerry Donahue has just sent in some news. Read it here.


It’s been thirty long years since BABE RUTH danced their last fandango but now – hola! – a new album, “Que Pasa”, is out. Recorded in Nashville and London during the last year, the album features original members: singer Janita Haan, bassist Dave Hewitt, keyboard player Dave Punshon, drummer Ed Spevock and guitarist Alan Shacklock. An unmissable adidtion to what’s begun with “First Base” and surely not the “Kid’s Stuff”!

1. 4 Dear Life
2. Que Pasa
3. Sun Moon And Stars
4. Mother Tongue (Part 1)
5. Apache
6. Mother Tongue (Part 2)
7. Doncha Wanna Dance
8. Break For The Border
9. Killer Smile
10. 4 Letter Word
11. The Blues
12. Mexican Millennium (Part 1)
13. Santa Anna
14. Mexican Millennium (Part 2)


Bored of the rings? Not so was with THE BEATLES when their fan who served the goddess called Kali. The story, for those who forgot, is the subject of the “Help! movie – and it was easy to forget with the title never properly issued on DVD. On October 22nd, though, the matter’s to be rectified with the release of two double-disc sets, the standard, digi-packed with a book, and the super deluxe one, in a slipcase with a hard-cover book, lobby cards, movie poster and original film manuscript. The second format will have a very limited edition, so it’s better to pre-order it just now.

But what about the long-overdue “Let It Be” DVD? That’s the question. (Interestingly, nobody asks this question with regard to “Magical Mystery Tour”


The Kali priestess whose gift caused so much troubles to The Fab Four was especially enamored with Ringo Starr – but who isn’t? The most likable Beatle will see his ‘best of’ collection released under the title of “Photograph” on August 28th, the first-ever career-spanning compilation of his solo works. It’s only 20 tracks but all of them are good:

1. Photograph
2. It Don’t Come Easy
3. You’re Sixteen
4. Back Off Boogaloo
5. I’m The Greatest
6. Oh My My
7. Only You (And You Alone)
8. Beaucoups Of Blues
9. Early 1970
10. Snookeroo
11. The No-No Song
12. (It’s All Down To) Goodnight Vienna
13. Hey Baby
14. Weight Of The World
15. A Dose Of Rock ‘N’ Roll
16. King Of Broken Hearts
17. Never Without You
18. Act Naturally (With Buck Owens)
19. Wrack My Brain
20. Fading In And Fading Out

And that’s just the regular edition, while there will be a special collectors thingy with a DVD containing 7 videos, housed in a deluxe fold-out digipak:

1. Sentimental Journey
2. It Don’t Come Easy
3. Back Off Boogaloo
4. You’re Sixteen (You’re Beautiful And You’re Mine)
5. Only You (And You Alone)
6. Act Naturally (with Buck Owens)
7. Goodnight Vienna

On the same day Ringo’s four EMI albums – “Sentimental Journey”, “Beaucoups Of Blues”, “Ringo” and “Goodnight Vienna” – will make their digital release debut and will be made available from the world’s major digital sales providers.

As for the new album, “Liverpool 8”, Starr’s next album, is to be out in January 2008.


This quite may be the tour of the year – in the dark and heavy area it undoubtedly is! The Dio-era BLACK SABBATH line-up called HEAVEN AND HELL are still on the road, but those of us who’s unfortunate to not be able to attend one of the quartet’s shows will have an opportunity to experience it from their home, both aurally and visually. “Live From Radio City Music Hall”, recorded in New York on March 30th, 2007, is out on CD and DVD on August 28th. The fans – who will have to come to terms with Ronnie’s voice, not on the best form that evening – are advised to save some more money to spend the dough not on the separate releases but on a deluxe three disc set with two CDs, a DVD and tour memorabilia including a tour program – yet this will be available exclusively from the Rhino Records site.

1. E5150 / After All (The Dead)
2. The Mob Rules
3. Children Of The Sea
4. Lady Evil
5. I
6. The Sign Of The Southern Cross
7. Voodoo
8. The Devil Cried
9. Computer God
10. Falling Off The Edge Of The World
11. Shadow Of The Wind
12. Die Young
13. Heaven And Hell
14. Lonely Is The Word
15. Neon Knights


One by one, the “Live At Montreux” the string of releases from different artists and from the different eras of famous music festival grows longer, and on August 21st the 2003 JETHRO TULL set will see the light of day as DVD and 2CD. Quite a nice performance from Ian Anderson and the lads with the fair balance of material old and new.

1. Some Day The Sun Won’t Shine For You
2. Life Is A Long Song
3. Bouree
4. With You There To Help Me
5. Pavane
6. Empty Cafe
7. Hunting Girl
8. Eurology
9. Dot Com
10. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
11. Fat Man
12. Living In The Past
13. Nothing Is Easy
14. Beside Myself
15. My God
16. Budapest
17. New Jig
18. Aqualung
19. Locomotive Breath


EMI are to grab some good money on August 28th. What with Ringo Starr digital releases, there will be the PINK FLOYD‘s debut, “The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn” re-issued (in Europe that’s September 3rd). The album’s 40th anniversary is to be marked with a special edition of 3 discs with a 12-page reproduction Syd Barrett notebook packed into a Storm Thorgerson-designed packaging.

The first two discs are the the stereo and mono versions of the masterpiece newly remastered by James Guthrie: they, of course, could be crammed onto a single CD – but why not expand it to make a quick buck? The third disc isn’t something to complain, though, as it contains all the FLOYD singles from 1967 with their B-sides and a couple of rarities:
1. Arnold Layne
2. See Emily Play
3. Apples And Oranges
4, Candy And A Current Bun
5. Paintbox
6. Interstellar Overdrive (take 2))
7. Apples And Oranges (1967 stereo version)

There will be other activities surrounding the 40th anniversary celebrations, but there’s no word on it at the moment – as well as on the possible release of the DVD from the Syd Barrett Memorial Show which saw The Piper contemporaries such as Kevin Ayers and Vashti Bunyan paying tribute to the falling hero plus Messrs Gilmour, Wright and Mason playing separately from Roger Waters who made a surprise appearance at the London’s Barbican.


His real name was Harry Levy and he was as genial as another Jewish entrepreneurs such as Brian Epstein – but everybody knew the great man under pseudonim, Don Arden. A heavy and rather aggressive man not unlike Peter Grant, Arden led THE SMALL FACES, THE MOVE and ELO to the global fame before saving the gloomy day for BLACK SABBATH. Don’s daughter, Sharon, inherited her father’s business grip but they became estranged when she took over Ozzy Osbourne’s management from the big man and eventually married her wild charge. The reconciliation came in the last years of Arden’s life. Don died on July 21st and will always be remembered for his larger-than-life character.


Who needs another LED ZEPPELIN compilation? Well, it’s been some time since “Remasters” and “Early Days” and “Latter Days” came out, and on November 13th out will be a new collection, a two-disc, 24-track “Mothership”. There’s no need to reproduce the track list, as there’ll be nothing new on the CD and on the bonus DVD that accompanies the deluxe and collector’s editions featuring selections from the “Led Zeppelin DVD”. The sounchasers will also have the opportunity to grab the audio content on the 4LP box.

More teasing is “The Song Remains the Same” movie and its soundtrack re-issue to be released a week later, on November 20th. The CD will be augmented with six songs excluded from the original album: “Black Dog”, “Over The Hills And Far Away”, “Misty Mountain Hop”, “Since I’ve Been Loving You”, “The Ocean” and “Heartbreaker”. The DVD now boasts the previously unreleased takes on “Over The Hills And Far Away”, “Celebration Day”, “The Ocean” and “Misty Mountain Hop” as well as the 1976 BBC interview with Robert Plant and Peter Grant and contemporary footage from the robbery at NY’s Drake Hotel. The DVD is to be out in standard, HD and Blu-ray formats, and there will be a limited collector’s edition that includes the soundtrack, a T-shirt with the original album art and reproductions of memorabilia from the era. That makes the show recording more than simply reinstated as it was there and then.

Not that there’ll be any reunion tour to celebrate this; Percy denied the rumors – yet there’s a tribute to ZEP ready for the September 18th release. Called simply “24/7/365 – The Tribute To Led Zeppelin, it’s attributed to Frankie Banali & Friends and sees Tony Franklin on bass perform on all the tracks alongside the mastermind drummer and a great line-up of guests. It looks like this:

1. The Wanton Song – Alex Ligertwood/, Doug Aldrich
2. Four Sticks – Glenn Hughes, Steve Fister, Neil Citron
3. Kashmir – Don Dokken, Michael Lardie, Steve Fister
4. Out On The Tiles – Robin McCauley, Reb Beach
5. Ramble On – Paul Shortino, Steve Fister
6. The Ocean – Interview with MARK BOALS, Bruce Kulick
7. The Immigrant Song – Bobby Kimball, Gilby Clarke
8. Royal Orleans – Jeff Scott Soto, Gilby Clarke
9. Gallows Pole – Kevin DuBrow, Steve Fister
10. Custard Pie – Chas West, Bill Leverty
11. When The Levee Breaks – The 24/7 Overture – Levee – Joan Fraley
12. (They Were) The Eye Of God – Neil Citron


There was once the band called in the name of their leader. Yes, MANFRED MANN was led by Manfred Mann, but it’s the band the subject of the 4CD box “Down The Road Apiece (Their EMI Recordings 1963-1966)” that is scheduled for the July 30th release. With many of the tracks newly remastered, the package’s great points are 7 previously unreleased recordings and some rarities including the group’s first session done as a commercial test, plus sessionography and illustrated discography and the sleevenotes written by the ensemble’s original bass player, Tom McGuiness.

CD 1:

1. Why Should We Not (2007 remaster)
2. Brother Jack (Frere Jacques)
(2007 remaster)
3. Now You’re Needing Me (2007 remaster)
4. Chattering
5. Cock-A-Hoop (2007 remaster)
6. 5-4-3-2-1
7. Without You
8. I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man
9. You’ve Got To Take It
10. Down The Road Apiece
11. Mr Anello
12. Sack O’Woe
13. Hubble Bubble (Toil And Trouble)
14. I’ve Got My Mojo Working
15. Smokestack Lightning
16. I’m Your Kingpin
17. Ain’t That Love (2007 remaster)
18. Bring It To Jerome
19. Sticks And Stones (2007 remaster)
20. Untie Me
21. Don’t Ask Me What I Say
22. It’s Gonna Work Out Fine
23. What You Gonna Do? (2007 remaster)
24. All Your Love
25. Do Wah Diddy Diddy (2007 remaster)
26. Groovin’

CD 2:

1. Can’t Believe It
2. The One In The Middle
3. Did You Have To Do That
4. A Love Like Yours
(Don’t Come Knocking Every Day)
5. She
6. John Hardy
7. Sha La La
8. Watermelon Man
9. Dashing Away With A Smoothing Iron
10. Come Tomorrow
11. What Did I Do Wrong (1997 remaster)
12. I’ll Make It Up To You (1997 remaster)
13. With God On Our Side
14. Look Away (1997 remaster)
15. Sie (She) (2007 remaster)
16. Weine Nicht (Come Tomorrow)
(2007 remaster)
17. Bare Hugg
18. What Am I To Do
19. Oh No Not My Baby
20. L.S.D (1996 remaster)
21. I Can’t Believe What You Say
22. What Am I Doing Wrong? (1997 remaster)
23. Poison Ivy

CD 3:

1. The Way You Do The Things You Do (2002 remaster)
2. The Abominable Snowmann (1997 remaster)
3. Watch Your Step (1996 remaster)
4. Stormy Monday Blues (1996 remaster)
5. I Really Do Believe (1997 remaster)
6. You Don’t Know Me (1997 remaster)
7. My Little Red Book
8. Since I Don’t Have You (1997 remaster)
9. You Gave Me Somebody To Love
10. You’re For Me
11. Hi Lili Hi Lo
12. If You Gotta Go, Go Now (2007 remaster)
13. Stay Around
14. There’s No Living
Without Your Loving (2007 remaster)
15. Tired Of Trying, Bored With Lying, Scared Of Dying
16. I Put A Spell On You
17. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (2007 remaster)
18. Let’s Go Get Stoned
19. That’s All I Ever Want From You Baby (2007 remaster)
20. Spirit Feel (2007 remaster)
21. Tennessee Waltz
22. When Will I Be Loved (2007 remaster)
23. Tengo, Tango (2007 remaster)
24. Still I’m Sad (2007 remaster)

CD 4:

1. I Got You Babe (2007 remaster)
2. My Generation (2007 remaster)
3. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (2007 remaster)
4. You’re Standing By (2007 remaster)
5. She Needs Company (2007 remaster)
6. Machines (2007 remaster)
7. Driva Man (2007 remaster)
8. It’s Getting Late (2007 remaster)
9. Pretty Flamingo (2007 remaster)
10. Come Home Baby (2007 remaster)
11. Why Should We Not (Take 1) (2007 remaster)
12. I Don’t Want To Know (Take 6)
13. Let’s Go (Take 1)
14. Tell Me What Did I Say (Take 3)
15. Brother Jack (Frere Jacques)
(Take 3) (2007 remaster)
16. Without You (Take 2) (2007 remaster)
17. 5-4-3-2-1 (Parts 1 & 2) (2007 remaster)
18. 5-4-3-2-1 (Ready Steady Go Theme) (2007 remaster)
19. Mr Anello (mono) (2007 remaster)
20. You’ve Got To Take It (mono) (2007 remaster)
21. Untie Me (mono) (2007 remaster)
22. You Gave Me Somebody To Love
(mono single version) (2007 remaster)
23. The One In The Middle (later Version)
24. Group Interview (2002 remaster)



This album might be their last, but that was said already with regard to COLOSSEUM. The veterans have just released “Live05”. There are two sets, the first one featuring recordings from Stuttgart and Worpswede, and the second from Innsbruck. And that’s a special – and somewhat sad – CD, as it’s the first band’s release without the great late Dick Heckstall-Smith playing alongside Jon Hiseman, Clem Clempson, Dave Greenslade and Mark Clarke: the sax supremo’s replacement is his old friend – and Hiseman’s wife – Barbara Thompson, MBE, a fantastic jazz experimentalist. Which doesn’t make the show less blistering.

First Set:

1. Showtime
2. Come Right Back
3. Theme For An Imaginary Western
4. Lights
5. Rope Ladder To The Moon
The Valentyne Suite:
6. January’s Search
7. February’s Valentyne
8. The Grass Is Always Greener

Second Set:

9. Those About To Die
10. Stormy Monday Blues
11. No Pleasin’
12. Tomorrows Blues
13. Drum intro to LA
14. Lost Angeles


When it comes to the great guitarists, Steve Hillage rarely makes the ratings – which is a pity and a blatant injustice, as the man’s fantastic. Yet he’s too humble to let his brilliance shine through off-the-record and off-stage and, thus, adored only by the GONG fans (and there’s not a plenty of these), the Canterbury scene connoisseurs and some strange folks who, like this scribe, savor the Khanster’s solo albums. And it is people like us that Steve’s “Germany 1977” DVD is released for. It features the meister’s Rockpalast performance. The initial edition – 1,000 copies – comes as a double pack with a bonus CD of the same show alongside the DVD; the first 300 copies of this, now surely sold out. are signed by Hillage and his long-time partner, the keyboard player Miquette Giraudy. The two’s interview filmed at their studio in January 2007 is a bonus feature here.

1. Salmon Song
2. Hurdy Gurdy Glissando
3. Hurdy Gurdy Man
4. Solar Musick Suite
5. Lunar Musick Suite
6. Meditation Of The Dragon
7. It’s All Too Much
8. Aftaglid Pt. I
9. Electrick Gypsies
10. Not Fade Away


As it was reported before, the FAIRPORT CONVENTION‘s line-up behind the immense “Liege & Lief” LP, out in 1970, will re-unite for one-off show at the Cropredy Convention on August 10th to play the album its entirety, with Chris While standing in for the late Sandy Denny alongside Richard Thompson, Ashley Hutchings, Dave Swarbrick, Dave Mattacks and Simon Nicol. And it’s obviously to coincide with this occasion that the album is re-released as a deluxe edition, on August 13th, with the classic recordings on one disc, previously issued in remastered form, and more rare recordings on disc two.

Disc 1:

1. Come All Ye
2. Reynardine
3. Matty Groves
4. Farewell Farewell
5. Deserter
6. Medley: The Lark In The Morning /
Rakish Paddy /
Foxhunter’s Jig /
Toss The Feathers
7. Tam Lin
8. Crazy Man Michael

Disc 2:

1. Sir Patrick Spens (Sandy Denny vocal)
2. Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood (take 4)
3. Ballad Of Easy Rider
4. Tam Lin (Top Gear session 27-9-69)
5. Medley: The Lark In The Morning /
Rakish Paddy /
Foxhunter’s Jig /
Toss The Feathers
(Top Gear session 27-9-69)
6. Sir Patrick Spens (Top Gear session 27-9-69)
7. Reynardine (Top Gear session 27-9-69)
8. Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood (take 1)
9. Lady Is A Tramp (Top Gear session 27-9-69)
10. In Other Words (Fly Me To The Moon)


It’s been more than two years since Jim Capaldi has left this world. But what remained is the music the singing drummer recorded both with TRAFFIC and solo. And it was the focus of the memorial evening which took place at London’s Roundhouse on January 21st this year. Now, the show is to be released on 2CD, on August 20th, and the DVD, on September 17th. “Dear Mr Fantasy” features musicians who knew and loved Jim and worked with him, including his partner in crime, Steve Winwood. A sounboard recording’s been in criculaton since early February but now there’s a chance to have it offiicially, properly mixed – and with the visuals!

1. Paper Sun – Paul Weller
2. Lost Inside You Love – Stevie Lange
3. Living On The Outside –
Joe Walsh, Bill Wyman, Jon Lord 
4. Elixir Of Life – Dennis Locorriere
5. Whale Meat Again – Simon Kirke
6. Love’s Got A Hold On Me – STORYS 
7. Forty Thousand Headmen – Joe Walsh
8. Man With No Country – Yusuf Islam
9. Light Up Or Leave Me Alone – Steve Winwood
10. Dear Mr. Fantasy – Steve Winwood
11. Evil Love – Gary Moore
12. Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush – Paul Weller
13. Let Me Make Something In Your Life –
Stevie Lange & Jon Lord 
14. Gifts Of Unknown Things – Phil Capaldi & Jon Lord 
15. Love You Till The Day I Die – Margo Buchanan
16. No Face No Name No Number – Pete Townshend
17. John Barleycorn Must Die – Joe Walsh 
18. Pearly Queen – Paul Weller
19. Rock And Roll Stew –
Dennis Locorriere, Margo Buchanan, Stevie Lange
20. Love Will Keep Us Alive –
Steve Winwood, Joe Walsh, The Ensemble


It was the trick that worked well four years ago with the “Four Flicks” DVD box set, and now THE ROLLING STONES are to document the best selling tour of all time, “A Bigger Bang”, in the same fashion. “The Biggest Bang”, again relased initially through the Best Buy network only, is a four-DVD set featuring seven hours of content including two concerts in full, from Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach and from Austin, two behind-the-scenes documentaries and a bonus bonanza including performances from Argentina, Japan and China. It’s available since June, 12 for $29.99 only at all Best Buy stores and at www.BestBuy.com and will be released worldwide in the nearest future. That’s what it packs – with a bang:

Disc 1:Zilker Park, Austin, Texas
Opening (intro)
1.You Got Me Rocking
2. Let’s Spend The Night Together
3. She’s So Cold
4. Oh No, Not You Again
5. Sway
6. Bob Wills Is Still The King
7. Streets Of Love
8. Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
9. Tumbling Dice
10. Learning The Game
11. Little T&A
12. Under My Thumb
13. Get Off My Cloud
14. Honky Tonk Women
15. Sympathy For The Devil
16. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
17. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
18. Brown Sugar
bonus features:
1. Austin Mini-Documentary
2. I Can’t Be Satisfied from Milan, Italy
3. Jukebox FeatureDisc 2:

Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Opening (intro)
1. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
2. It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll
3. You Got Me Rocking
4. Wild Horses
5. Rain Fall Down
6. Midnight Rambler
7. Night Time Is The Right Time
8. Happy
9. Miss You
10. Rough Justice
11. Get Off My Cloud
12. Honky Tonk Women
13. Start Me Up
14. Brown Sugar
15. You Can’t Always Get What You Want
16. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
bonus feature:
Rio de Janeiro Documentary

Disc 3 – Rest Of The World:Saitama, Japan
Opening (intro)
1. Let’s Spend The Night Together
Sapporo (segue)
2. Rain Fall Down
Tokyo Dome (segue)
3. Rough Justice
Cherry Blossoms (segue)
Shanghai, China
Opening (intro)
1. Bitch
2. Midnight Rambler
3. Gimme Shelter
4. This Place Is Empty
That’s What I Do (segue)
5. It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll
China, A Slow Process (segue)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Opening (intro)
1. Worried About You
Football Chant (segue)
2. Happy
3. Miss You
Ronnie & Audience (segue)
4. Paint It Black
5. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
1. Bonnie Raitt – Shine A Light
2. Eddie Vedder – Wild Horses
3. Dave Matthews – Let It Bleed
1. Shine A Light fea. Bonnie Raitt
2. Wild Horses feat. Eddie Vedder
3. Let It Bleed feat. Dave Matthews
4. Wild Horses feat. Cui Jian
JukeboxDisc 4:

Salt Of The Earth –
A Bigger Bang Tour Documentary
bonus songs:
1. Get Up, Stand Up
2. Mr. Pitiful
bonus features:
1. If It Ain’t Got That Swing
feat. Charlie Watts
2. Hurricane feat. Keith Richards
3. Outlets Of Emotion feat. Ron Wood
4. Busking feat. Mick Jagger

More so, September 21st will see the release of Martin Scorsese’s “Shine A Light”, a STONES documetary on par with the work the legendary director did on Dylan’s“No Direction Home”..

July 31, 2007

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