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Santana and Isley Brothers

Power Of Peace is a studio album from Santana (Carlos Santana and Cindy Blackman Santana) and The Isley Brothers (Ronald and Ernie). Recorded in 2016, the album is the fulfillment of a dream, a musical collaboration connecting Santana and The Isleys on a mind-bending journey through some of the immortal soul, funk, blues, rock, jazz and pop songs that continue to inspire them. Led by the legendary Ronald Isley on lead vocals and the album's main producer and arranger Carlos Santana on lead guitar, rhythm guitar, percussion and background vocals, Power Of Peace covers songs first made familiar by the Chambers Brothers ("Are You Ready," "Love, Peace, Happiness"), Swamp Dogg ("Total Destruction to Your Mind"), Stevie Wonder ("Higher Ground"), Billie Holiday ("God Bless the Child"), Eddie Kendricks ("Body Talk"), Curtis Mayfield ("Gypsy Woman"), Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon ("I Just Want to Make Love to You"), Dionne Warwick and Jackie DeShannon ("What the World Needs Now is Love Sweet Love"), Marvin Gaye ("Mercy Mercy Me - The Ecology"), Leon Thomas ("Let the Rain Fall on Me") and Sy Miller and Jill Jackson ("Let There Be Peace on Earth").Power Of Peace features a new song, "I Remember," written and sung by Cindy Blackman Santana, who plays drums on the album, and produced and arranged "Higher Ground" (along with her husband, Carlos). A family affair, Power Of Peace features two Santanas #8212; Carlos (guitar) and Cindy (drums) #8212; and four Isleys: Ronald (vocals) and Ernie (rhythm guitar) and their respective spouses, Kandy Johnson Isley (Ron's wife, she sings background on "God Bless the Child," "Body Talk" and "Gypsy Woman") and Tracy Isley (Ernie's wife, she also sings background vocals on "God Bless the Child").You can listen to "What the World Needs Now Is Love Sweet Love" below.

Release Date: 07/28/17


 

Mr. Big

Mr. Big convened in a Los Angeles studio and in a matter of six days, the boundless result of all that musical talent is Defying Gravity. With the release of their ninth original studio album and start of a new worldwide tour.Defying Gravity deftly showcases that patented Mr. Big blend of crunch and melody, from the freight-train ride of opening cut "Open Your Eyes" to the harmony-laden wonderment of "Damn I'm in Love Again" to the grateful/wistful nostalgia of "1992" (recalling the days when the band was flying high atop the singles charts with their international #1 smash "To Be With You") to the barn-burning slide-blues closer, "Be Kind." Overall, Defying Gravity is prime evidence that the only thing Mr. Big remains tethered to is their ongoing pursuit of achieving creative excellence. Original members Eric Martin (lead vocals), Paul Gilbert (guitars), Billy Sheehan (bass) and Pat Torpey (drums) reunited with producer Kevin Elson (who was behind the boards for the band’s 1989 self-titled debut, 1991’s Lean Into It and 1993’s Bump Ahead) for an intensive six-day recording session in Los Angeles. While Torpey was unable to perform some of the songs on the record due to a recent diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, Matt Starr has been filling in for him on a majority of the album. Starr also been touring with the band for the past couple of years, with Torpey able to play a couple of songs at each stop. Check out the video below for the album's song, "Everybody Needs a Little Trouble."

Release Date: 07/21/17


 

The Who

Eagle Rock Entertainment is behind a new live DVD and Blu-ray Disc from the Who called Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 2004. This is the first ever home entertainment release for of this brilliant show, which includes blistering versions of classics like “Substitute,” “Baba O’Riley,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” “You Better You Bet,” “I Can’t Explain,” “Pinball Wizard,” “Who Are You,” “My Generation,” “Magic Bus,” and many more! In 2004, The Who returned to the Isle Of Wight Festival for the first time since their legendary 1970 performance. After a long absence, the festival had been reborn in 2002 and continues to this day. The Who’s UK concerts in 2004 were the first in their home country since the death of bassist John Entwistle. As the evening shadows lengthened across the festival site, the Who took to the stage and delivered an incendiary performance packed with hit singles and classic album tracks. The concert more than lived up to the fans’ expectations and memories of 1970.The lineup for this show featured Roger Daltrey (vocals), Pete Townshend (guitars, vocals), Simon Townshend (guitars, vocals), Pino Palladino (bass), Zak Starkey (drums) and John “Rabbit” Bundrick (keyboards, piano). The Who is forever linked with the storied history of this great festival and Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 2004 shows just why this incredible canon of songs, and the band themselves, remain as vital and important as ever. Catch a glimpse below with a clip of "Naked Eye" from the show.

Release Date: 06/02/17


 

Bad Company

Bad Company recorded four classic albums in as many years, giving rise to some of the most recognizable rock songs of the 70s, including "Rock Steady," "Run With The Pack" and the Grammy-nominated, "Feel Like Makin' Love." After releasing remastered and expanded versions of their first two albums in 2015, the band will return this spring with deluxe editions of their next two albums from that incredible run: Run With The Pack (1976) and Burnin' Sky (1977). Both albums have been newly remastered from the original production tapes, and expanded with rare and unreleased recordings taken from the original album sessions. The CD versions of these Deluxe Editions include all of the new bonus tracks, while their 180-gram vinyl counterparts offer a selection of the bonus material. During a rare break from touring, Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke and Boz Burrell got together in France to record new songs using the Rolling Stones' mobile recording studio. Those sessions produced Run With The Pack, a 10-song album that came out in early 1976 and rose to #4 in England and #5 in America, where it sold three million copies alone. Radio stations embraced the title track along with a cover of The Coasters' "Young Blood," while "Silver, Blue & Gold" became one of the band's signature tracks, even though it was never officially released as a single. The bonus disc that accompanies the Deluxe Edition of Run With The Pack includes unreleased early mixes for "Honey Child" and "Simple Man," as well as an extended version of the title track. There's also the previously unreleased "Let There Be Love," an outtake from the recording sessions. In fact, the acoustic version of "Do Right By Your Woman," previously only available as the B-Side of the single release of "Run With The Pack," is the only song on the bonus disc that has ever been previously released. During the summer of 1976, the band returned to France yet again to record 12 songs for what would become Burnin' Sky. They chose Château d'Hérouville as the studio, which is where David Bowie would record Low later that same year. Burnin' Sky was released in March 1977, and broke into the Top 20 in both the U.K. and U.S. The Deluxe Edition bonus disc features unreleased versions of nearly every song on the album, including alternative takes and mixes of "Man Needs A Woman" and "Morning Sun," plus the full version of "Too Bad." The session tapes also unearthed "Unfinished Story," a song that was completed, but never released. For a taste of these reissues, check out the live video below of Bad Company performing "Silver Blue & Gold" and "Run with the Pack."

Release Date: 05/26/17


 

Deep Purple

Deep Purple's 2017 studio release inFinite is the highly anticipated follow up to their 2013 album NOW What?!. Produced by Bob Ezrin, inFinite is the band's 20th and quite possibly final album. The record is scheduled to be released in tandem with the recently announced “Long Goodbye Tour,” fans all over the world are speculating the meaning of the title “inFinite” and "Long Goodbye." Singer Ian Gillan has in fact declared: “If you take it literally you may, quite reasonably, think the ‘Finite’ part of the word describes the life of Deep Purple, with a clear beginning and a nebulous end; but what of the ‘in’ bit? The word infinite is a three-dimensional double edged sword. It describes something that goes on forever in all directions; not unlike its temporal equivalent ‘Eternal’ What’s that all about?" inFinite will be released as a CD, CD/DVD and a two-LP/DVD, as well as a “small fan box” and a “large fan box.” An EP featuring the first single “Time for Bedlam” is set for release on February 3. It will include three tracks — “Paradise Bar,” “Uncommon Man” (instrumental) and “Hip Boots” (Ian Paice rehearsal version) — that will not appear on inFinite. Check out the video below behind “Time for Bedlam.”

Release Date: 04/07/17


 

Steve Hackett

Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett's album The Night Siren is a wake-up call, the warning of a siren sounding in this era of strife and division. The record showcases Hackett’s guitar work alongside musicians from several different countries, invited to celebrate multicultural diversity and unity. This includes singers from Israel and Palestine, both actively campaigning to bring Jewish and Arabic people together. There are also instrumentals from the USA and Iraq, and a multiplicity of sounds, including the exotic strains of Indian sitar and Middle Eastern tar and oud, the ethnic beauty of the Peruvian charango, and the haunting Celtic Uilleann pipes. Hackett is widely travelled, making friends everywhere he goes, and has always embraced multicultural diversity. In these times of unrest, he has been inspired to express his belief that the world needs more empathy and unity. His wish to involve a range of musical sounds, instruments, musicians and singers from different parts of the world is a development of his eclectic approach that demonstrates how people can be brought together, even from war-torn regions, through the power of music. Talking about his latest work, the guitarist says, “This latest waxing represents a bird’s eye view of the world of a musical migrant ignoring borders and celebrating our common ancestry with a unity of spirit, featuring musicians, singers and instruments from all over the world. From territorial frontiers to walled-up gateways, boundaries often hold back the tide. But while the night siren wails, music breaches all defences.” The musical journey takes us from "Behind the Smoke," focusing on the plight of refugees throughout the ages, to the penultimate track "West To East," which reflects on the damage of war and the hope for a better world. From personal to universal, the themes celebrate the life force, breaking free from chains of repression. Check out the video below of Steve Hackett working on The Night Siren in the studio.

Release Date: 03/24/17


 
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