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CHRIS CORNELL – SONGBOOK

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CHRIS CORNELL – SONGBOOK

After a sold-out spring tour this year, Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter, Chris Cornell is releasing an album of live Songbook tour performances on November 22, 2011 featuring songs written by Cornell as well as a few covers. In addition to being one of the most acclaimed voices in rock, he stands in a class of his own as a songwriter whose works have reached limitless audiences, the world over. Familiar songs emerge in a new context, showing that great songs translates to any idiom. Recently Cornell wrote and performed “The Keeper,” the poignant original song for Relativity’s feature film Machine Gun Preacher (directed by Marc Forster) which premiered at the Toronto International Film festival. ArtistDirect said of the song, “Cornell manages to channel Bob Dylan and Robert Plant all at once in one of the best songs of his own catalogue.” Cornell recently appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, PBS’ Travis ...

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NICKELBACK – HERE AND NOW

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NICKELBACK – HERE AND...

28 time Juno nominee with 12 wins (Including Juno Fan Choice, Rock Album of The year Group of the year, Single of the year Best new group), are back just in time for the holidays with a new album of rock anthems.  “Bottoms Up” & “When We Stand Together”  from the album have already been radio hits and there are sure to be more to come.

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THE ROLLING STONES – SOME GIRLS LIVE IN TEXAS

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The Rolling Stones 1978 tour of theUSA in support of that year’s “Some Girls” album is considered by fans to be one of their very best. The tour followed immediately on the release of the “Some Girls” album and by the time the band arrived inTexas in mid-July the album had hit the No.1 spot on the US charts. The tour took a “back to basics” approach, with the band and their music very much at the forefront and little or no elaborate staging. Filmed at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, on July 18th, 1978, this concert is typical of the tour with the Rolling Stones delivering a raw, energetic performance in front of a crowd who are clearly loving the show. Many of the tracks from “Some Girls” are included in the live set with a sprinkling of Stones classics from earlier albums. Originally shot on ...

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ALLMAN BROTHER BAND – S.U.N.Y AT STONYBROOK

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Recorded live at State University of New York on 9/19/71, just six weeks prior to Duane Allman’s untimely accidental death, this 2-CD set contains the only known quality live performance of Duane on “Blue Sky”, one of the pillars of the Brothers’ catalog. The crowd that day at SUNY witnessed a band that was at the absolute height of spontaneous creativity, with music that ranged from loose, free-flowing jazz-like improvisation to whiskey-soaked blues, country swing to full blown rock - all of it delivered with a furious, right on the edge intensity. The band truly played as they lived, and lived as they played. With Duane Allman’s searing slide and lead lines, the melodic brilliance of Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley playing bass like a third guitar, Gregg Allman’s distinct vocals and soothing B-3, and the dual syncopated drumming of Jaimoe and Butch Trucks, the sum total of the Allman Brothers Band ...

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SKINNY PUPPY – HANDOVER

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SKINNY PUPPY – HANDOVER

....The band who kick-started the industrial revolution, influencing NIN, Ministry and Manson....come across more contemporary and vital than Manson himself ever has.” KKKK – Kerrang! (UK) “The Vancouver duo’s explorations in aural onslaught pioneered modern ‘industrial’, welding together cast-iron beats, blast chamber noise and avant-garde theatrics, and while many bands have since shouted louder, none have shone brighter nor climbed higher.” Rocksound (UK) “Twenty years on, Ogre and cEvin’s puppy can still bite and draw blood.” Alternative London (UK)

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NATALIE MACMASTER – CAPE BRETON GIRL

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Meet Natalie MacMaster: wife, mother of four and virtuoso Cape Breton fiddler. You know her more as the later than the former; an electrifying performer whose passionate proficiency on the beloved four-string amplifies the traditional East Coast sound for contemporary times.   Her latest release, “Cape Breton Girl”, recorded at Glenn Gould Studios inToronto, sees Natalie return to her roots with a traditionally based album which embodies the true Cape Breton sound. Natalie explains : “While there are other instruments on the recording, it’s the piano and fiddle, the core instruments of Cape Breton music, that make up the bulk of the sound on this recording”.   With two Juno awards, multiple CCMA and ECMA awards, a Grammy nomination, the recipient of the Order ofCanadaand now 11 albums to her credit, MacMaster is a highly acclaimed and versatile artist who has thrilled audiences of all ages and cultures around the world for mare than ...

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ADELE – LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL DVD/BLU-RAY/CD

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XL Recordings is pleased to announce the release of Adele’s “Live At The Royal Albert Hall” concert film.  Available on Blu-ray and DVD, the package features the entire 90 minute, 17-song set from her Sept. 22nd performance at the historic British venue.  Live At The Royal Albert Hall also includes the mini documentary: You, Me and Albert featuring behind the scenes and backstage footage shot throughout that day. The packages also contain an exclusive live CD of the entire show with a 16 page booklet.  This is the first time fans will be able to hear all of Adele’s hits and most beloved songs on one CD/DVD, including her #1 single “Rolling In The Deep”, the global smash “Someone Like You”, “Turning Tables”, her stunning covers of Bonnie Raitt’s “If I Can’t Make You Love Me” and The Steel Drivers “If It Hadn’t Been For Love”, and the track that started it ...

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SIGUR ROS – INNI – CD/DVD CD/BLU-RAY LP/DVD

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Inní is the definitive Sigur Rós live experience, comprised of a double live album and a seventy-five minute concert film, capturing the enigmatic band’s last show before their well-documented “indefinite hiatus” at the end of 2008. Recorded and shot over two nights at London’s Alexandra Palace, at the close of their Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust world tour.  The live album Inní – a first for the band – is comprised of the full set from Alexandra Palace, played in order with just one omission, and clocks in at one-and-three-quarter hours. Recorded by Sigur Rós’ in-house studio engineer Birgir Jón Birgisson, Inní’s live audio recording is far and away the best way of replicating the full-force effect of standing in front of one of the world’s most extraordinary bands for an evening.  Inní, Sigur Rós’ second live film following 2007’s hugely-celebrated and Gold Certified tour documentary DVD Heima, was directed by Vincent Morisset (Arcade Fire’s Miroir Noir) and captures the band as a core four-piece for the ...

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PINK FLOYD – WISH YOU WERE HERE IMMERSION...

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PINK FLOYD – WISH YOU...

Major Pink Floyd release campaign, Why Pink Floyd…? includes unreleased music from the archives, collectors’ box sets and complete studio recordings remastered. The Pink Floyd campaign continues with the Wish You Were Here 'Immersion' 5-disc and 'Experience' 2-disc editions, and released simultaneously will be A Foot In The Door - The Best Of Pink Floyd, a collection of their most well known songs, contained on one album for the first time. The Wish You Were Here 'Immersion' 5-disc and 'Experience' 2-disc editions, both of which will include bonus material from the band’s 1974 Wembley dates, including a 20-minute tour de force live rendition of ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’, as well as a unique recording of ‘Wish You Were Here’ featuring the legendary jazz violinist, Stephane Grappelli. A collectors’ vinyl LP will also be available.   Wish You Were Here Immersion version features 5 discs of rare and previously unreleased audio and video material ...

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STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS – MIRROR TRAFFIC

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Coming off a triumphant year of Pavement reunion shows, Stephen Malkmus  returned to the studio with Beck to produce his fifth solo album, Mirror Traffic. This is his most accessible album since Pavement, early press reactions are already calling this gorgeous, crystalline production “the album we’ve been waiting 10 years for him to make,” and it certainly contains the most heartfelt and indelible songs he’s written in years. Gone are the long guitar workouts and jams that marked the last couple of Jicks albums, replaced by incredibly catchy and endearing pop songs.  Recorded in Beck’s studio over a period of two years, the 15-track album ranges from hard-rocking political commentary (“Senator”), to touching, winsome folk (“No One Is”), to astonishingly virtuosic but melancholy and contrite kiwi pop (“Stick Figures In Love”). The sonics are stunningly clear and impactful, while the lyrics are as inventive as ever but more meaningful than they have been ...

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