Saturday, December 20, 2014

New King Crimson CD - from the 2014 tour

Live At The Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, USA.
1. Walk On: Monk Morph Chamber Music
2. One More Red Nightmare
3. Banshee Legs Bell Hassle
4. The ConstruKction of Light
5. The Letters
6. Sailor’s Tale
7. Starless

Total time: 41 minutes

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Michael Leonhart produced Kickstarter project from G. T. Thomas

"150 copies of interactive art odyssey – set to the tune of 8 exotic pop songs on collectible vinyl postcards."

That's how Postacard from your mind is presented on the Kickstarter page started by G.T. Thomas.
Who's G.T. Thomas? Well, we first heard of her as a Steely Dan fan way back and then she did a record in 2011 titled The Lucky Pedestrian Years. We played it here on Radio Dupree.

She's currently living in Amsterdam, Holland and her plan is to raise the money to get this latest project done with Steely Dan band member and solo artist Michael Leonhart.

Read more about the Kickstarter project and if you like what you read consider backing it. (Deadline is December 13!)
Here's the first song from the project:

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Steely Dan's Aja and Gaucho out on SACD again

Steely Dan's Aja from 1977 and Gaucho from 1980 has just been released once more on SACD in Japan.
We at Radio Dupree thought that this audio format was long gone, but apparently not!

Both releases based on DSD masters made in 2010 from the original analog tapes.

Expect them to be available as expensive imports where you live (if it's not in Japan), but with the online options around these days a better price is just one or two clicks away!

More on the SACD format.
OK. So what's this DSD then?

Friday, December 05, 2014

Weekend music: Brand new Japanese pop from indigo la End 「さよならベル」

Wikipedia article on indigo la End.

Jethro Tull's War Child gets the 40th Anniversary treatment

The senventh studio album by British rock group Jethro Tull is titled War Child and was released in October of 1974. The ten song album is now out in a number of versions to celebrate it becoming 40th year old.

You can get it all in the 2 CD + 2 DVD edition comprising of the original album remixed in stereo and 5.1 with bonus tracks. Three of them unreleased until now. Plus 10 orchestral pieces for the planned movie that never saw the light of day with nine of the pieces previously unreleased. Plus the original album mix in a so called "flat transfer" at 96/24 and the quadrophonic mix including two bonus tracks in 4.0. Plus an 80 page booklet, promo footage, rare and unseen photos.

The new stereo remix of the original album will also be sold separately on CD.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

What Zappa music would you like to hear today?

Frank Zappa died on December 4, 21 years ago. What Zappa piece or album do you think is appropriate to listen to today? Let us know. Write a comment below!
Anyway, the Radio Dupree staff has loaded the playlist with as much Zappa we are allowed to play. (Yep, has certain rules about that, but there is still room for a lot of good music).

The Duprees

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Radio Dupree Top 8 - December 2014

1. Chris Forsythe & The Solar Motel Band - I Ain't Waiting
Uncut - Eclipsed

2. Pink Floyd - Things Left Unsaid
The Endless River (Deluxe Edition)

3. The Rolling Stones - It's All Over Now
Singles Collection: The London Years

4. Bruford - Land's End
Gradually Going Tornado

5. Talking Heads - Mr. Jones

6. The Rolling Stones - No Expectations
Beggars Banquet

7. Elton John - Oscar Wilde Gets Out
The Diving Board

8. Joe Jackson - Heart of Ice
Body & Soul
Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree

And coming in at number one this time a track from a cover CD found on the November 2014 issue of music magazine Uncut. The music on the compilation is influenced by/related to Pink Floyd that also appear on the cover. All thanks to the new album The Endless River. An album that slides in a track at number two on this month's compact chart.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Swedish music movie ストックホルムでワルツを gets Japanese premiere

The movie Monica Z about Swedish jazz singer and actress Monica Zetterlund premiered in Sweden September last year and was a major hit. It has slowly spread internationally shown in a handful of countries, with Japan being the latest.
Retitled ストックホルムでワルツを (Stockholm Waltz) it premiered this past weekend.

Wikipedia entry on Monica Zetterlund here.

Original Swedish movie poster:

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Walter Becker in December Photo: Sandrine Lee
Donning our Walter Becker Circus Money T-shirts seconds after we realised we've neglected that great album from 2008, we promised ourselves that December 2014 would be the month when tracks from Circus Money props up not only the Radio Dupree playlist but our listeners lives as well.

While perfectly useable as a Christmas gift, this album should be given as a "Life Gift". It is THAT GOOD! And all that without any gratuitous nudity. Or maybe because of.


Enjoy today, next week, Christmas and the rest of your life with a copy of Circus Money within reach.

Radio Dupree is the station where you can here the bonus/rare stuff like Bob Is Not Your Uncle Anymore (Demo) from the Downtown Canon digital single, Bob Is Not Your Uncle Anymore (Radio Edit) and Circus Money Dub (Instrumental Remix)  from the Somebody's Saturday Night digital single, Dark Horse Dub (Japanese bonus album track) as well as the elusive Circus Money Hammerhead Remix released as a free download for newsletter subscribers in January 2009. You get the drift. We'll be no stranger to Walter's previous album 11 Tracks of Whack or his collaboration with John Beasley on the music for Mose the Fireman as told by Michel Keaton.

And if Walter or his associated should happen read this:
2015 would be a nice year to release some of the music you've been recording lately! Yes ... we haven't heard any news about any new recordings but surely those guitars and other gear bought in the past five or so years must've been put to good use?

Friday, November 28, 2014

Dweezil announces One Size Fits All 40th anniversary tour

Dweezil Zappa & Zappa Plays Zappa announces the tour dates for the 1st leg of the One Size Fits All 40th anniversary tour.
The band will perform the 1975 Frank Zappa album One Size Fits All plus a mix of other Zappa songs covering all eras.
The 1st leg of the tour takes place in the US and starts in Buffalo, NY on 3/31 2015.

The tour dates

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

New King Crimson album in January 2015

King Crimson leader Robert Fripp announces the news of a new Crimson live mini album, including a version of Starless.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

贅沢ないいわけ: File only release from パスピエ/Passepied

Cover art for the song/file
パスピエ/Passepied, today released a brand new song titled 贅沢ないいわけ (Zeitakuna īwake) that means Lyxury excuse (according to Google Translate) or I mean a luxury (says Bing Translator).

We mention this not only because we like the band, but because it is also an alternative release compared to the special physical extra goodies packaging that seem to be very prevalent in the Japanese music business.

This time around the song comes as a plain sound file. No physical CD. Although a little extra is that one onlite site - - offers a high resolution 88.2kHz/24bit FLAC version for 540 Yen (4.65 US$/3.7 €). That is twice the price of the regular file.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

New-ish album from Doobie Brothers


The Doobie Brothers has just released Southbound, with guest musicians adding their talent to new versions of classic Doobie Brothers songs. A sort of Greatest Hits looking to attract new fans while entertaining the old ones.

The tracks:
Black Water with Zac Brown Band
China Grove with Chris Young
Jesus Is Just Alright with Casey James
Listen to the Music with Blake Shelton with Hunter Hayes on guitar
Long Train Runnin' with Toby Keith
Nobody with Charlie Worsham
Rockin’ Down the Highway with Brad Paisley
South City Midnight Lady with Jerrod Niemann
Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While) with Tyler Farr
Takin’ It to the Streets with Love and Theft
What a Fool Believes with Sara Evans
You Belong to Me with Amanda Sudano Ramirez of the band Johnnyswim with Vince Gill on guitar.

And, yes, Michael McDonald is back in the band for this album. Not part of the touring version though:

Guy Allison – Keyboards/Vocals
John Cowan – Bass/Vocals
Tom Johnston – Vocals/Guitar
John McFee – Guitar/Strings/Vocals
Tony Pia – Drums
Marc Russo – Saxophones
Pat Simmons – Vocals/Guitar
Ed Toth – Drums