Saturday, June 29, 2013

The biggest ABBA auction ever: 25,000 items!

Photo: Stockholms auktionsverk.
The Swedish auction company Stockholms auktionsverk prepares for the biggest auction of ABBA memorabilia ever. They are selling the collection of ABBA's tailor Thomas Nordin that comprises 25,000 items!

The items were put on display on June 28 and the auction will be hold over the internet on August 10-11. Among the objects are the rare 12 inch records Hovas Vittne and Sång till Görel, pressed in 250 copies each. Other goodies are ABBA clogs produced for the US market, soap bars, paper dolls, clippings, books and posters.

Read more here (practise your Swedish): 

TV (no subtitles but you'll get a good view of some of the items):

Beatles' Help! movie released digitally

The Beatles' second feature film, 1965's Help!, makes its worldwide Blu-ray and digital release debut.
The digital release of the movie is available exclusively on iTunes.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Weekend Music: "Radio" - Towa Tei with Yukihiro Takahashi & Tina Tamashiro

Let's see... It's about radio ... or at least radio is mentioned a lot. It includesa nod to Funkadelic. Towa Tei was once a member of Dee-Lite. It has a certain summery feel to it. And it's slightly strange in a good way. And then there's that Casio VL-Tone calculator/music instrument.

We could go on but that's more than enough to give Radio by Towa Tei a blogpost.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Pink Floyd's catalogue available on Spotify

It did not take too long for Pink Floyd's track Wish You Were Here to reach one million streamings on Spotify, so now their entire catalogue is available.

Yes announce 2014 tour with three classic albums

The group Yes announce a tour that will take place in Europe and North America next year.
Prog Magazine reports that the group will play the music from three of their albums from the 70's: The Yes Album, Close To The Edge and Going For The One.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Steely Dan 2013 tour: Seven shows in New York + special setlist nights announced!

Steely Dan today announced seven shows at The Beacon, New York, with pre-sale tickets available today plus a handful of special setlist nights in the rest of the US. Here's a quick cut-and-paste from that have additional info as well as useful links.

Sep 30 New York, NY Beacon Theatre Aja - Plus Selected Hits
Oct 01 New York, NY Beacon Theatre Greatest Hits Night
Oct 03 New York, NY Beacon Theatre Royal Scam - Plus Selected Hits
Oct 04 New York, NY Beacon Theatre Gaucho - Plus Selected Hits
Oct 05 New York, NY Beacon Theatre Audience Request Night
Oct 07 New York, NY Beacon Theatre Aja - Plus Selected Hits
Oct 08 New York, NY Beacon Theatre Greatest Hits Night

American Express Cardmember Pre-Sale:
June 17 @ 10 am - June 21 @ 10 pm •

General On Sale:
June 22 @ 10 am •

Special setlist nights:
= Aug 24 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre || Aja - Plus Selected Hits
= Aug 25 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre || Greatest Hits Night
= Sept 7 Atlanta, GA Verizon Wireless || Aja - Plus Selected Hits
= Sept 20 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Amph || Aja - Plus Selected Hits
= Sept 24 Boston. MA Citi Wang || Aja - Plus Selected
= Sept 25 Boston, MA Citi Wang || Greatest Hits Night

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Pink Floyd soon available on Spotify

Pink Floyd is one of the big groups that have not yet made their music available on Spotify. But now one song is out on Spotify. And their entire catalog will be unlocked as soon as we have listened to the song one million times!
It's a 2011 remastered version of Wish You Were Here. Shouldn't take too long, what do you think?

Friday, June 14, 2013

Weekend video: Aja from Drum Fantasy Camp 2012

Steely's Dan's "Aja," performed live at Cleveland's House of Blues during the opening night concert for Drum Fantasy Camp 2012. Features Keith Carlock and Peter Erskine (drums), John Benitez (bass), Josh Dion (keys/vocals), Oli Rockberger (keys/vocals), and Vinny Valentino (guitar).

Thanks to Carsten who shared the link!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Celebrating Circus Money's Fifth Anniversary!

Five years ago today saw the release of Walter Becker's second solo album; Circus Money. A great album with a definitive reggae groove.
To celebrate it becoming five years old we're not only adding the complete album to our playlist, but also the alternative versions and bonus stuff that was released:

Bob Is Not Your Uncle Anymore (Radio Edit)
Bob Is Not Your Uncle Anymore (Demo)
Downtown Canon (Radio Edit)
Somebody's Saturday Night (Radio Edit)
Circus Money Dub
Circus Money (Hammerhead Remix - free download)
Dark Horse Dub (Bonus Track on the Japanese Edition)

Enjoy them all. We do!

(The photo is a mix of a photo shot by Danny Clinch and the mask from the album cover. For a view of both "unharmed by amateur  graphic artistes", please visit this page:

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Radio Dupree Top 20 - June 2013

1.   Edgar Winter - Take it the Way it is
Edgar Winter Album

2.   Kansas - Stay out of Trouble

3.   Jethro Tull - Cheap Day Return

4.   Stevie Wonder - You Haven't Done Nothin'
Fulfillingness' First Final

5.    Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention - Call Any Vegetable (Radio Dupree mix)
Absolutely Free/Just Another Band From L.A.

6. Andrew Lloyd Webber - Variations 7 & 8

7. Donald Fagen - Weather In My Head
Sunken Condos

8. David Bowie - Somebody Up There Likes Me
Young Americans

9. Santana - Treat

10. Santana - Transformation
Oneness: Silver Dreams Golden Reality

11. Linda Ronstadt - Tumbling Dice - FM (soundtrack)
12. Jimi Hendrix - Tax Free - War Heroes
13. Mahavishnu Orchestra - Eternity's Breath Part 1 - Visions of the Emerald Beyond
14. Gong - Sleepy - Expresso II
15. Donald Fagen - The Great Pagoda Of Funn - Morph The Cat
16. Sting - I Burn For You - Bring on the Night
17. The Beatles - Honey Pie - The Beatles
18. Al DiMeola, John McLaughlin, Paco De Lucia - Frevo Basgado - Friday Night in San Francisco
19. Donald Fagen - What I Do - Morph The Cat
20. Jimi Hendrix - Room Full of Mirrors - More Experience Vol. 2
Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree