Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Kate Bush live on stage tonight!

Kate Bush on the cover of this month's Mojo published today.

As we publish this item on the Radio Dupree blog the first of 22 shows is less than one hour away. It will be interesting to see if all of the 3 600 people in the sold-out Hammersmith Eventim Apollo venue can keep cameras and mobile phones in their pockets, and thereby accept Kate's wishes posted on her homepage a few days ago:

Many thanks to everyone who sent such lovely wishes for my birthday. I had a wonderful day.
We’re all very excited about the upcoming shows and are working very hard in preparation. It’s going very well indeed.
I have a request for all of you who are coming to the shows :
We have purposefully chosen an intimate theatre setting rather than a large venue or stadium. It would mean a great deal to me if you would please refrain from taking photos or filming during the shows. I very much want to have contact with you as an audience, not with iphones, ipads or cameras. I know it’s a lot to ask but it would allow us to all share in the experience together.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Respectfully yours,

So ... here's a few links to items on the katebushnews.com site about the media blitz that is on due to Kate Bush playing her first live gigs in 35 years.
We are looking forward to the reviews of the premiere evening!





UPDATE August 27:

>>> Here's a link to 30 or so reviews of the opening night (SPOILERS!)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Kate Bush on TV, radio ... and stage!

Tonight - Friday August 22 2014 - BBC 4 TV will air a new documentary about Kate’s career titled The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill at 9.10 pm UK time

People popping up in the documentary include Del Palmer, David Gilmour, Lindsay Kemp, Peter Gabriel, Elton John, Stephen Fry and Nigel Kennedy.

That is followed by a another hour with the self explanatory title Kate Bush at the BBC.

And - as per usual - you can't watch this if you live outside the UK without a bit of trickery:

You will be better off listening to the three hour BBC Radio 6 Kate Bush Special Sunday morning at 7 am local time.

More here!

What's all this about then? The return of Kate Bush on stage Monday evening. The first of 22 shows and her first shows since 1979.

Radio Dupree will of course catch one of the shows and report. Here's what the ticket looks like:

Napoleon Murphy Brock and Mats Öberg play Zappa

Yesterday Zappa sideman Napoleon Murphy Brock and Swedish pianist Mats Öberg did a concert in Umeå, Sweden. According to Radio Dupree's correspondent the highlight was a set of several Zappa songs played in sequence: Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance/What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body/Oh No/Son Of Orange County/More Trouble Every Day.

In July they performed with other musicians in Hamburg. Then the repertoire consisted of Zappa, Schubert, Satie and Bach. This time they performed as a duo, and about 75 % of the repertoire consisted of Zappa songs, to the audience's delight.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Legendary TV voice Don Pardo has died

From the album Zappa In New York.
Don Pardo, long time announcer of Saturday Night Live, has passed away at the age of 96.
One of the celebrities that Pardo would announce on the show was Frank Zappa, and Pardo also played a small part on the album Zappa In New York where he introduced a couple of numbers in his very own way.



Sunday, August 03, 2014

Radio Dupree Top 20 - August 2014

1. Kate Bush - James And The Cold Gun
On Stage CD

2. The Beatles - When I Get Home
A Hard Day's Night [2009 Mono Remaster]

3. Frank Zappa - Eat that Question
Make a Jazz Noise Here

4. Gentle Giant - On Reflection
Free Hand

5. Emerson Lake & Palmer - The Endless Enigma Part 1

6. Sting - Bring On The Night/When The World Is Running Down
Bring On The Night

7. Parliament - Give Up The Funk
Greatest Hits (The Bomb)

8. Parliament - Chocolate City
Greatest Hits (The Bomb)

9. Steve Hillage - Musik Of The Trees

10. Mahavishnu Orchestra - Miles Beyond
Birds of Fire

11. Pink Floyd - The Narrow Way, Part 1 & 2 - Ummagumma
12. Gino Vannelli - In the Name of Money - Big Dreamers Never Sleep
13. Sting - They Dance Alone - ...Nothing Like The Sun
14. Steely Dan - Razor Boy - Countdown to Ecstasy [2008 SHM-CD Remaster]
15. The Beatles - And I Love Her - A Hard Day's Night [2009 Mono Remaster]
16. The Beatles - Things We Said Today - A Hard Day's Night [2009 Mono Remaster]
17. Pink Floyd - Sheep - Animals
18. Sting - All This Time - The Soul Cages
19. Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic - Pretzel Logic
20. Peter Gabriel - Soft Dog - 1982 single b-side

Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree

And with her return to the stage next month it is fitting that a track from her last tour (1978!) makes it to numer one this month. Kate Bush live EP consists of four tracks and it's not often that singles or EP:s top the Radio Dupree chart.

We also note that although we've been playing both the stereo and mono versions of The Beatles A Hard Day's Night, it is mono all the way for the three songs that chart this month.

But Beatles isn't the only group with more than one song chrating. The same goes for Pink Floyd, Steely Dan, Parliament and Sting!


Friday, August 01, 2014

Three more ways to Countdown to Ecstasy...

And as we enter August 2014 we also enter the second month of the Steely Dan Jamalot Ever After 2014 tour. There are still a number of dates until the final one September 21 in Port Chester, Nwe York.

Meanwhile the bands 1973 record Countdown To Ecstasy has just been released once more in Japan as a paper sleeve budget 2014 SHM-CD, SHM-CD Platinum and SACD. Versions that we feel might interest mainly the most serious/hardcore collector and Steely Dan fan.

Weekend music: State Cows - Mister White

Local group State Cows made a rare live appearance this past Saturday in Umeå, Sweden. Here's a video of the song Mister White.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

5 CD box with early Deep Purple

Hard Road: The Mark 1 Studio Recordings 1968-69. Digitally remastered versions of the first three albums. 
Stereo and mono mixes of Shades of Deep Purple and The Book of Taliesyn. Mono mix of Deep Purple. Bonus material.

Release date: July 28.

Check out amazon.co.uk

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Zappa group Banned From Utopia goes to Europe

Banned From Utopia is announcing a whole bunch of tour dates for their European tour in November and December.
The tour includes shows in Sweden, Norway, the UK and more.

More information here

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Breckor Brothers reunion tour in Europe with Bozzio

Yesterday the band played in Stockholm during their "Heavy Metal Bebop tour". 
Upcoming shows:
July 15: Vienna
July 16: Berlin
July 17: Zoetermeer, Netherlands

All tour dates here

The band: Randy Brecker, Ada Rovatti, Barry Finnerty, Neil Jason and Terry Bozzio!
The Stockholm show was recorded by Sveriges Radio and will be aired later.

Monday, July 14, 2014

The first sounds of the new King Crimson

A snippet from the rehearsal room. Robert Fripp - guitar, Tony Levin - bass, Bill Rieflin and Gavin Harrison on drums.

King Crimson touring again

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Tommy Ramone - last original member of the Ramones - has passed away

We are saddened to announce the passing of Tommy Ramone (nee Erdelyi), the original drummer for the Ramones, earlier today, 11 July 2014.

"It wasn't just music in The Ramones: it was an idea. It was bringing back a whole feel that was missing in rock music – it was a whole push outwards to say something new and different. Originally it was just an artistic type of thing; finally I felt it was something that was good enough for everybody." - Tommy Ramone, 1978

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Radio Dupree Top 20 - July 2014

1. Steely Dan - Razor Boy
Countdown to Ecstasy [2008 SHM-CD Remaster]

2. Sweet - Blockbuster
Sweet - Greatest Hits

3. Tin Machine - Amazing
Tin Machine

4. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (excerpt)
Tubular Bells

5. パスピエ/Passepeid - 万華鏡/Mangekyo

6. Focus - Focus
In and Out of Focus

7. Genesis - I Know What I Like
Seconds Out

8. The Beatles - When I Get Home
A Hard Day's Night (2009 Stereo Remaster)

9. Allman Brothers - Jelly Jelly
Brothers & Sisters

10. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Little Miss Lover
Axis: Bold as Love

11. Steely Dan - Barrytown - Pretzel Logic
12. David Bowie - Diamond Dogs - Diamond Dogs
13. Steely Dan - East St. Louis Toodle-Oo - Pretzel Logic
14. Miles Davis - Don't Lose Your Mind - Tutu
15. Supertramp - Oh Darling - Breakfast In America
16. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - May this be Love - Are You Experienced
17. Sting - Bring On The Night/When The World Is Running Down - Bring On The Night
18. David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World - Bowie at Beeb: Best Of Of BBC Radio 68-72
19. Frank Zappa - Oh No - Make a Jazz Noise Here
20. Walter Becker - Somebody's Saturday Night - Circus Money
Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree

The summer edition of our chart is mostly well-known names as far as the Radio Dupree Top 20 goes. However, a couple of rare finds can be done in the Top 10:
1970's Glam-pop-rock band Sweet sticks out, as does Japanese band Passepied. Sweet has charted before but it's the first time for Passepied, formed in 2009 and with a brand new album out called 幕の内ISM. That's MAKUNOUCHIISM.


Monday, July 07, 2014

Box set from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

CSNY 1974 is the title of a new box from the 1974 tour.
It is available on Rhino/Warner as 3CD & 1DVD set and Pure Audio Blu-Ray (192kHz/24-bit) & 1DVD set plus Digital Download and a 1CD ‘selections’ edition.

The record companies are really bombarding us with all kinds of exclusive box releases this summer, huh? Jethro Tull's A Passion Play, Pink Floyd's The Division Bell, Rick Wakeman's Journey to the Centre of the Earth...

Click here to watch the trailer