Sunday, August 16, 2015

David Gilmour: Pink Floyd are over

Left to right: Roger Waters, Nick Mason, David Gilmour, Richard Wright.
"I'm done with it. I've had 48 years in Pink Floyd..."
Long time Pink Floyd guitarist and vocalist David Gilmour tells Classic Rock Magazine that there will be no more Pink Floyd. NME publishes the story too.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Zappa/Mothers footage from Newport 1969

This short but very nice film footage from Newport Jazz Festival 1969 has emerged on YouTube recently.
It includes snippets from A Pound For A Brown On The Bus and Sleeping In A Jar as well as other material.

Monday, August 03, 2015

Filmmaker and illustrator Jane Aaron dies at 67

She did animations on the Sesame Street television series, illustrated children's books and made short films.
Radio Dupree came across her name when she collaborated with Donald Fagen, and we'll just quote our own post from April 2010:

Back in the second half of the 1980's Donald Fagen wrote the music to three short films directed by Jane Aaron; Traveling Light, Set In Motion and This Time Around. The connection being that Jane's brother Peter had been at Bard College at the same time as Donald and Walter Becker.

Two of the three videos can be enjoyed on the internet. More on Jane in this Animation World Network article.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Radio Dupree Top 15 - August 2015

1. Pink Floyd - Childhood's End
Obscured by Clouds

2. David Clayton-Thomas - Call It Stormy Monday
David Clayton-Thomas!

3. The Beatles - I am the Walrus
1967-1970 (Blue)

4. Jesus Christ Superstar - Damned For All Time/Blood Money
Jesus Christ Superstar - Musical (OST)

5. R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe

6. Yes - Long Distance Runaround

7. Frank Zappa - Would You Go All The Way?
Chunga's Revenge

8. Pink Floyd - Have a Cigar
Wish You Were Here

9. Donald Fagen - Weather In My Head
Sunken Condos

10. Electric Light Orchestra - Tightrope
A New World Record

11. Jeff Simmons - Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up - Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up
12. The Allman Brothers Band - Trouble No More - The Fillmore Concerts
13. Jimi Hendrix - 3 Little Bears - War Heroes
14. Walter Becker - Darkling Down - Circus Money
15. Fleetwood Mac - Say You Love Me - Fleetwood Mac [Remastered]
Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree

Elton John's Rocket Hour on Beats 1 now streaming on demand

Apple Music has decided to make Elton John's weekly show on Beats 1 Radio available on demand. You can listen whenever you like.

Click this link to hear the most recent episode:

Saturday, August 01, 2015

McCartney's Tug of War and Pipes of Peace re-issued

Paul McCartney's early 1980's albums Tug of War and Pipes of Peace "will receive lavish multiple configuration reissue treatment including exclusive 2015 remixes". The re-issue will also include "a treasure trove of previously unreleased tracks and never before seen video, and much more", as the press release puts it.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Peter Gabriel 1-4 reissued - including the German albums

Peter Gabriel's first four solo albums will be reissued on vinyl in October. Each album half speed-remastered and cut to lacquers at 45 rpm, so you'll get one album divided on two discs, for better sound quality. The reissue project includes the two albums that were translated and where Gabriel sings in German.

Mojo has the story:

...and it's even better described here:

Saturday, July 25, 2015

A Pink number one for August?

Almost at the end of July, and listeners have been voting for favourites on the Radio Dupree playlist.
As of today here are the Top 5 currently played "new" tunes that has made an impact. Let's see what happens in one more week! And keep on voting by pressing a like, wishlist or the like. To like.

1. Pink Floyd - Childhood's End - Obscured by Clouds
2. David Clayton-Thomas - Call It Stormy Monday - David Clayton-Thomas!
3. Zappa - Would You Go All The Way? - Chunga's Revenge
4. Santana - Transformation - Oneness: Silver Dreams Golden Reality
5. Electric Light Orchestra - Tightrope - A New World Record

Friday, July 24, 2015

Gail Zappa approves Frank documentary

Director: Alex Winter. Planned for release: 2017. The project has the blessing of the Zappa Family Trust and the filmmakers will have exclusive access to the Zappa Vault, a huge collection of music recordings and film footage.

Greg Lake 1981 London show on CD/vinyl

King Crimson and Emerson Lake & Palmer veteran Greg Lake's concert from the Hammersmith Odeon in London, November 5, 1981, will be released on CD and vinyl by Purple Pyramid Records.
The concert recording features ELP and King Crimson tracks such as Lucky Man, Karn Evil 9, 21st Century Schizoid Man and In The Court of The Crimson King.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

New Don Henley album (finally) set for release

It's bee in the works and talked about for for the past five years or so, but Don Henley's first solo album in 15 years now has a release date; September 25 2015.

Cass County is the title and you can read more about it on Two songs are already out:

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Yes continues after death of Chris Squire

"It's certainly going to be hard without him, but he called me and asked me to keep everything going regardless of what happens," drummer Alan White tells Billboard.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Actor Theodore Bikel dies at 91

Bikel as the narrator Rance Muhammitz in Zappa's 200 Motels.
Theodore Bikel, who many readers of this blog know as the character Rance Muhammitz in Frank Zappa's movie 200 Motels, has died.
Others may know him from Fiddler on the Roof and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Friday, July 17, 2015

David Gilmour's new solo album Rattle The Lock set for September

Nine years after his latest solo album On An Island David Gilmour har announced his new record titled Rattle That Lock. The album will be out September 18, but the title track - inspired by a French train jingle(!) - is out as of today. You can hear it here (and on Radio Dupree!):

The album cover is designed by Hipgnosis and the lyrics is once again written by his wife Polly Samson. David has produced the record together with Phil Manzanera.

David will go on tour in Europe in September. All dates are sold out. That will be followed by an US tour in March/April 2016. Tickets go on sale today (Friday July 17).

More on the tour and the album coming in a few different versions with various bonus stuff here: