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:


Sunday, July 12, 2015

Keith Richards announces new solo album

With the latest studio album from Rolling Stones 10 years old and more than 20 years after his previous solo record, Keith Richards has a new one in the works. Titled Crosseyed Heart it is set for release September 18.

More on the record on

Friday, July 10, 2015

Big success for McCartney in Stockholm

Paul McCartney in Stockholm July 9, 2015. Photo: Sigurd Huckle/Radio Dupree.
Sir Paul's concert in Stockholm, Sweden on July 9 was nothing but a success. It lasted for 2 hours and 45 minutes and featured 40 (!) songs from his long career. 
The song selection was great, mostly Beatles songs of course but also some fine songs from his post Beatles carreer.

Paul was in top shape and moved around the stage so easy that one had to wonder if he he really is 73 years old.
The band was top notch and played really heavy on some songs.

Some of the highlights were Blackbird (Paul solo), Live And Let Die, Birthday, and from the final encore; Helter Skelter (very heavy!) and the Abbey Road finale Golden Slumbers/Carry that Weight/The End.
Epic, Sir Paul!

One of the surprises this night was when the band segwayed into Jimi Hendrix Foxy Lady at the end of Let Me Roll It. No vocals on Foxy Lady but here Paul showcased his abilities on the electric guitar. Paul took the chance to tell one of those nice little stories, this time about Hendrix playing gigs in the UK in the 60's and that he used his whammy bar so much that the strings got out of tune. Before the next song Jimi tried to get in contact with Paul in the audience and ask him to send up Eric Clapton to tune the guitar. But Clapton just smiled and shook his head and said something like: "You tune that guitar yourself." Jimi could surely have used a Floyd Rose.

Paul McCartney changed instruments a lot during the evening. Started off with the old Höfner bass and then he used severeal different electric and acoustic guitars.
Paul commented the many changes of instruments something like this:
"You may wonder why all these changes of guitars. But we want to let you know that we have them and we want to show off."
Half way through the show he told the story of the song Blackbird, that it is sort of a civil rights movement song. The lads had noticed how afro-americans were treated in the US south:
"We wanted to encourage them."
A funny story came at the end of the show around the song Back In The USSR. Paul told the audience about when Wings was the first rock group to play on the Red Square in Moscow (in 2003). There were many officials/hotshots around to see them and the Russian defense minister was one of them. He came up to Paul: "Hey Paul, you know the first record I bought was Love Me Do."

The songs performed in Tele2 Arena, Stockholm on July 9, 2015:
Eight days a week
Save us
Got to get you into my life
One after 909
Temporary secretary
Let me roll it (plus Foxy Lady)
Paperback writer
My Valentine
Nineteen hundred and eighty-five
The long and winding road
Maybe I'm amazed
I've Just seen a face
We can work it out
Another day
Hope for the future
And I love her
Here today
Queenie eye
Lady Madonna
All together now
Lovely Rita
Eleanor Rigby
Being for the benefit of Mr Kite!
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da
Band on the run
Back in the USSR
Let it be
Live and let die
Hey Jude

Encore I:
Another girl
Can't buy me love

Encore II:
Helter skelter
Golden slumbers
Carry that weight
The end


Thursday, July 09, 2015

So what music did Elton John play on his Beats 1 Rocket Hour?

Answer: As expected a mix of old an new. Mainly new. Here's the playlist for his first show that aired this week.

Ship To Wreck - Florence + The Machine
Shine - Years & Years
Go Out - Blur
Everyday - Mick Ronson feat. Rod Stewart & Miguel
Like An Arrow- Lucy Rose
Get Into It - The Strypes
Don't Play That Song Aretha Franklin
Can't Feel My Face - The Weekend
An Open Heart - Bright Light Bright Light
Lonely Town - Brandon Flowers
Multi-Love - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Love Revolution -  Will Young
Love Is A Losing Game - Amy Winehouse
Future Pleasures - White
Go - The Chemical Brothers
Blue Monday - New Order

More on Elton John's Rocket Hour.

Monday, July 06, 2015

Radio Dupree Top 20 - July 2015

1. Frank Zappa - Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy
Joe's Menage

2. Deep Purple - Coronarias Redig
Singles & EP Anthology 68-80

3. Frank Zappa - Shut Up'N Play Yer Guitar
Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar

4. Genesis - Twilight Alehouse
Genesis Archive, Vol. 1: 1967-1975

5. Frank Zappa - Jezebel Boy
Broadway the Hard Way

6. Steely Dan - Black Friday
Katy Lied

7. Jethro Tull - Cross-eyed Mary

8. Santana - Transformation
Oneness: Silver Dreams Golden Reality

9. Pink Floyd - Time
Dark Side of the Moon

10. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
In the Court of the Crimson King

11. Alfred E. Neuman - It's A Gas - Fink Along With MAD
12. Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Inca Roads - One Size Fits All
13. Art Of Noise - A Time to Hear (Who's Listening) - And What Have You Done With My Body, God?
14. Steely Dan - Everyone's Gone To The Movies - Katy Lied
15. Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Po-jama People - One Size Fits All
16. Cat Stevens - Sitting - Catch Bull at Four
17. Jethro Tull - One Brown Mouse - Heavy Horses
18. David Bowie - Little Wonder - BBC Radio Theatre
19. Art Of Noise - The Long Hello - And What Have You Done With My Body, God?
20. Mark Masters Ensemble - Aja - Everything You Did
Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree