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.

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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


Saturday, July 05, 2014

A new Pink Floyd album!

Big news for Pink Floyd fans today! A new album will be released in October. The news was first revealed on Twitter by Polly Samson, the wife of guitarist David Gilmour. 
She says that the album is based on the 1994 sessions with keyboardist Rick Wright. Title: The Endless River.

Weekend music: Starless with John Wetton

Stumbled over this great version of the epic King Crimson song Starless. Performed by the american group Starless (!) with Crimson veteran John Wetton doing the vocals. These guys can play!

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Steely Dan 2014 tour has started, No shows outside the US and Canada.

The Jamalot Ever After 2014 tour kicked off in Portland, Oregon yesterday. If you're interested in what Steely Dan played a setlist is available over on the BlueBook as well as Steely Dan fan groups on Facebook.

According to reports a short interview with Donald Fagen in the June 2014 issue of Mojo Magazine quote him saying that the tour will USA/Canada only. No shows in other countries.
Bad news for overseas fans who'll have to hope for a change and a 2015 tour.

The 2013 tour was also exclusively US/Canada dates while the 2011 tour saw the band playing both Australia and New Zealand. (No Steely Dan tour in 2012.)
The last time they played Europe was back in 2009 while Japan hasn't had a touring visit since 2007.

Oh, well... There's always 2015!

Opening act for most of the shows this time around is The Bobby Broom Organi-Sation — with Bobby Broom on guitar, Ben Paterson on organ, Makaya McCraven or Kobie Watkins on drums.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Shapely bod? Ourageous? But lacking that Steely Dan T-shirt?
With Steely Dan's 2014 Jamalot Ever After tour starting today (July 2) we'd like to offer a link to the page with the official tour merchandise. The t-shirts and stuff... (Accept no substitutes.)

To buy the stuff you have to attend one of the shows or be ready to pay even more buying it on please-take-my-money-sites like ebay and ... whatever...

(Ticket holders: Have fun, enjoy the shows and remember to brush your teeth before bedtime!)