September 29, 2007


Joe Zawinul has made a lot in his 65 years on Earth, The keyboard player added colors into Cannonball Adderley and Miles Davis’ palettes, yet it’s not the latter’s “In A Silent Way” and “Pharao’s Dance” that he composed that Joe was famous for, it’s for his own band, WEATHER REPORT’s work. The ensemble became a launching pad for some fantastic young musicians including bass prodigy, Jaco Pastorius. And it’s with Jaco that Zawinul’s undoubtedly jamming now in the skies. The veteran died on September 11th, and is already sorely missed.


Their profile might be not as high as 35 years ago, but Andy Powell still steers WISHBONE ASH towards greatness. That’s why October 15th is to see the release of the band’s new record, “The Power Of Eternity”, which has the ugliest cover any classic rock group have ever come up with, and the following tracks:

1. The Power
2. Growing Up
3. Dancing With The Shadows
4. Happiness
5. In Crisis
6. Your Indulgence
7. Driving A Wedge
8. Disappearing
9. Northern Lights
10. Hope Springs Eternal

Those who crave some classic ASH mixed with more recent material, can get a hold of another new release, a “Live In Hamburg” DVD:

1. Eyes Wide Open
2. Healing Ground
3. The King Will Come
4. Warrior
5. Why Don’t We
6. Dreams Outta Dust
7. The Raven
8. Sometime World
9. Valediction
10. Sorrel
11. Capture The Moment
12. Tales Of The Wise
13. Almighty Blues
14. Standing In The Rain
15. Phoenix
16. Blind Eye
17. Ballad Of The Beacon
18. Blowin’ Free


This man could be one of the kings of rock ‘n’ roll – if only he played rock ‘n’ roll! But without him, rock ‘n’ roll wouldn’t come off as we know it. So there’s a serious point to be made with “Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino paid by the stellar line-up including his fellow New Orleaners Dr John and Allen Toussaint as well as the likes of Robert Plant and Paul McCartney. The double CD, out on September 24th, features mostly new, previously unreleased tracks penned by the Big Easy hero who survived the flood but lost everything he had – except for the talent. And if John Lennon-sung opening track is well-known, the rest seems indispensable.

CD 1:

1. Ain’t That A Shame – John Lennon
2. I’m Walkin’ – Tom Petty & HEARTBREAKERS
3. Goin’ Home – B.B. King with Ivan Neville’s DUMPSTAPHUNK
4. Blueberry Hill – Elton John
5. My Girl Josephine – Taj Mahal and THE NEW ORLEANS SOCIAL CLUB
6. Every Night About This Time – THE DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND with Joss Stone and Buddy Guy
7. I Want to Walk You Home – Paul McCartney feat. Allen Toussaint
8. Whole Lotta Loving – Lenny Kravitz with REBIRTH BRASS BAND and Maceo Parker
9. Don’t Leave Me This Way – Dr John
10. I’m In Love Again / All By Myself – Bonnie Raitt and Jon Cleary
11. Please Don’t Leave Me – Art Neville
12. Going To The River – Robbie Robertson with GALACTIC
13. Blue Monday – Randy Newman
14. It Keeps Rainin’ – Robert Plant with LIL BAND O’ GOLD
15. One Night Of Sin (live At Tipitina’s) – Corinne Bailey Rae

CD 2:

1. Walking to New Orleans – Neil Young
2. Valley Of Tears – Robert Plant and THE SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR
3. My Blue Heaven – Norah Jones
4. Honey Chile – Lucinda Williams
5. Rising Sun – Marc Broussard feat. Sam Bush
6. When I See You – Olu Dara and THE NATCHEZIPPI BAND
7. Be My Guest – Ben Harper with THE SKATALITES
8. Let The Four Winds Blow – Toots & THE MAYTALS
9. I Hear You Knockin’ – Willie Nelson
10. I Just Can’t Get New Orleans Off My Mind – Irma Thomas and Marcia Ball
11. Don’t Blame It On Me – Bruce Hornsby
12. I’m Gonna Be A Wheel Someday – Herbie Hancock
13. The Fat Man – LOS LOBOS
14. So Long – Big Chief Monk Boudreaux with GALACTIC
15. When The Saints Go Marching In – PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND with Walter Washington and Theresa Andersson


The more time passes since Gram Parsons‘ death, the more ghostly his presence in the rock history becomes. The situation doesn’t get better what with the scarcity of the fallen hero’s recorded material outside the obvious entries in THE BYRDS, THE SUBMARINE BAND and the FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS‘ discographies. But now the latter’s concert tapes have surfaced. The recordings that’ll be released on October 30th as “Flying Burrito Brothers – Gram Parsons Archives Vol. 1: Live At The Avalon 1969” come from the GRATEFUL DEAD archives and include 10 songs never recorded by Gram and never before available. Parsons’ band opened for the DEAD on April 4th, 5th and 6th, 1969 at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, so the Garcia camp committed everything to tape and, recently discovered, the recordings to be out are from the first and the third shows.

Disc 1:

1. Close Up The Honky Tonks
2. Dark End Of The Street
3. Undo The Right / Somebody’s Back In Town
4. She Once Lived Here
5. We’ve Got to Get Ourselves Together
6. Lucille
7. Hot Burrito #1
8. Hot Burrito #2
9. Long Black Limousine
10. Mental Revenge
11. Sin City
12. Thousand Dollar Wedding
13. When Will I Be Loved

Disc 2:

1. Undo The Right / Somebody’s Back In Town
2. She Once Lived Here
3. Sweet Mental Revenge
4. We’ve Got to Get Ourselves Together
5. Lucille
6. Sin City
7. You Win Again
8. Hot Burrito #1
9. Hot Burrito #2
10. You’re Still On My Mind
11. Train Song
12. Long Black Limousine
13. Sweet Dream Baby
14. Do Right Woman


Whatever the definition of the word ‘definitive’ is, Gary Moore‘s “The Definitive Montreux Collection”, a double DVD set, out on October 15th, isn’t it at all. The collection picks the cream of the Irish blues meister’s five appearances on the lake Geneva shoreline and doesn’t feature the concerts in their entirety, like the 1997 released in 2004. But the span of the new compilation makes it a desirable item for both fans and newcomers.

1. Midnight Blues
2. Texas Strut
3. Moving On
4. Cold Cold Feeling
5. Stop Messin’ Around
6. The Blues Is Alright
7. The Messiah Will Come Again
1. If You Be My Baby
2. Long Grey Mare
3. Merry-Go-Round
4. The Stumble
5. You Don’t Love Me
6. Key To Love
7. All Your Love
8. Still Got The Blues
9. Since I Met Your Baby
10. The Sky Is Crying
11. Jumpin’ At Shadows
1. One Fine Day
2. Cold Wind Blows
3. I’ve Found My Love In You
4. Always There For You
5. Business As Usual
6. Out In The Fields
1. Oh Pretty Woman
2. Need Your Love So Bad
3. Tore Down
4. I Loved Another Woman
5. Too Tired
6. Further On Up The Road
7. Parisienne Walkways
1. You Upset Me Baby
2. Cold Black Night
3. Stormy Monday
4. Walking By Myself
5. How Many Lies
6. Fire
7. Enough Of The Blues
8. The Prophet


It’s surprising yet the heavyweghts that THE FACES were, a huge live attraction in their own time, with the line-up comprised of former SMALL FACES and THE JEFF BECK GROUP members, don’t have a cult status now. But there are still those who love the band and not only their nosey singer, Rod Stewart. The fans, then, will be glad to upgrade their collections with the expanded remasters of the band’s four classic albums, scheduled to hit the shelves on October 29th. Each one has four bonus tracks, which are:
First Step
– Behind The Sun (outtake)
– Mona (outtake)
– Shake Shudder (Shiver BBC John Peel session)
– Flying (alternate take 3)
Long Player
– Whole Lotta Lovin’ (outtake)
– Tell Everyone (alternate take 1)
– Sham Mozzal (outtake)
– Gasoline Alley (live at Fillmore East)
A Nod Is As Good As A Wink… To A Blind Horse
– Miss Judy’s Farm (John Peel session)
– Stay With Me (John Peel session)
– It’s All Over Now (John Peel session)
– True Blue (Never Been A Millionaire) (live in Pocono PA)
Ooh La La
– Cindy Incidentally (BBC session)
– Borstal Boys (rehearsal)
– Silicone Grown (rehearsal)
– Jealous Guy (live at Reading Festival).


It’s been a long time since Eric Clapton lost the God’s halo but it doesn’t chip away from the guitarist’s genius that’s the focus on a 2CD career retrospective, “Complete Clapton”. Nothing interesting thereon for the people who know Eric’s output from THE YARDBIRDS through BLUESBREAKERS, CREAM and BLIND FAITH to the solo spot, which can’t be said of “The Autobiography”, out on the same day, October 9th, as no matter what’s been written about him, Slowhand somehow remains an enigma. So there’s a chance to hear the truth straight from the, well, horse’s mouth.


Active again since 1994, it’s only now that EAGLES have a new studio album, their first in 28 years, ready for release. “Long Road Out Of Eden”is long indeed, spreading over two CDs. It can get down on many’s nerves, which may be the reason for Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmidt to call the service of not only their old collaborator J.D. Souther who brought in “How Long” that the band performed live back in the ’70s and never recorded, but also Paul Carrack who submitted “I Don’t Want To Hear Anymore” for the record. Previewed in 2006, on a bonus CD attached to a special edition of the“Farewell Tour” DVD exclusive to Wal-Mart, the album will be released on October 30th for only Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores again. The rest of the world will have to wait – or head for the EAGLES’ site.

Disc One:

1. No More Walks In the Wood
2. How Long
3. Busy Being Fabulous
4. What Do I Do With My Heart
5. Guilty Of The Crime
6. I Don’t Want To Hear Anymore
7. Waiting In The Weeds
8. No More Cloudy Days
9. Fast Company
10. Do Something
11. You Are Not Alone

Disc Two:

1. Long Road Out Of Eden
2. I Dreamed There Was No War
3. Somebody
4. Frail Grasp On The Big Picture
5. Last Good Time In Town
6. I Love To Watch A Woman Dance
7. Business As Usual
8. Center Of The Universe
9. It’s Your World Now


Ian Gillan seems to be celebrating his 40 years in rock kind of jubilee in fine style, with an album featuring new versions of his fave songs, a biography DVD and a re-issue programme. This programme is expanded with a box set of all singles by GILLAN the band. The set of CD-sized replicas of the original sleeves includes a bonus DVD of promo videos, never available commercially but present in most of the fans’ collections, though in quite a bad quality. There’s also a booklet with a Purple man’s own annotations. And that’s what’s inside in the box:

1. Vengeance / Smoke On The Water (live at Kingsway Recorders)
2. Sleeping On The Job / Higher And Higher
3. No Easy Way (single edit) / Handles On Her Hips / I Might As Well Go Home (Mystic)
4. Trouble / Your Sister’s On My List / Mr Universe (live) / Vengeance (live) / Smoke On The Water (live)
5. Mutually Assured Destruction / The Maelstrom
6. New Orleans / Take A Hold Of Yourself
7. No Laughing In Heaven (single edit) / One For The Road / Lucille / Bad News
8. Nightmare / Bite The Bullet (live)
9. Restless / On The Rocks (live)
10. Living For The City / Breaking Chains / Purple Sky
11. Long Gone / Fiji

The Videos:

1. Sleeping On The Job
2. No Laughing In Heaven
3. Lucille
4. Nightmare
5. Restless
6. Living For The City
7. Long Gone

September 29, 2007

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