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Record Store Day 2015

Record Store Day 2015 “So’n Download ist zwar ganz ok, aber meilenweit entfernt von einer 180 Gramm Vinylpressung!” – Olli Schulz Liebe Freunde des schwarzen Golds, wir freuen uns sehr euch die offizielle Liste der exklusiven Releases zum diesjährigen Record Store Day am 18. April präsentieren zu dürfen. Wie immer sind diese Veröffentlichungen streng limitiert...

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Nick Vintskevich – Never Was A Doubt CDBaby

Nick Vintskevich – Never Was A Doubt Ab heute ist das Album „Never Was A Doubt“ des Russischen Saxophonisten Nick Vintskevich unter dem Label NiRo Sounds als Download bei iTunes, Amazon sowie 200 weiteren E-Shops weltweit erhältlich. Die CD ist international bei [cdbaby.com] verfügbar. Im Vorfeld erschien bereits die gleichnamige Radiosingle mit Gastsänger Bill Champlin ex...

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Randy Bachmann – Heavy Blues

Randy Bachmann – Heavy Blues Randy Bachman rounded up a few famous friends for his next album, titled ‘Heavy Blues’ and due for release on April 15, 2015. The Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO) and Guess Who guitarist goes back in power trio mode. Recorded by Kevin Shirley with a small combo that includes bassist Anna Ruddick...

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Griffin Peterson – Maybe Someday

Griffin Peterson – Maybe Someday Pop : Americana FOR FANS OF: Amos Lee, Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Foy Vance, Augustana Maybe Someday is the first full studio album by Griffin Peterson. It was released in conjunction with Colleen Hoover’s New York Times best selling novel of the same name. Listen to: Hold on to, Maybe...

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James Taylor – Before This World Preview

James Taylor’s Mellow Rebirth: Inside „Before This World“ James Taylor’s first new LP since 2002 is a collection of mellow, folky music that’s reminiscent of his enduring work from the 1970s. Taylor holed up in a waterfront apartment in Newport, Rhode Island, bringing along his guitar, a lyric notebook and little else. „I didn’t know...

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Ringo Starr – Postcards from Paradise (Die Welt)

Man mag zu Ringo Starrs musikalischen Ausflügen eine schwierige Beziehung hegen und der Beweihräucherung ob des Personenkults kritisch gegenüber stehen. Aber was soll dieser verbale Rundumschlag? Review: Ringo Starr – Postcards from Paradise  aus „Die Welt“. „Ringo, Du bist kein Beatle mehr! Auf „Postcards From Paradise“, richtet Ringo Starr wieder allerlei Unheil an. So schlimm...

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A Pilot Project – Alan Parsons Project

A Pilot Project – Alan Parsons Project As we approach the 40th anniversary of Pilot’s debut album, David Paton, Ian Bairnson, and Stuart Tosh have reunited as Pilot. As a first project out of the gate, it is only fitting that David and Ian would turn to The Alan Parsons Project. While Stuart played on...

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Burn for Free – Trampled By Turtles

Trampled by Turtles continue to receive praise for their new album Stars and Satellites. Since forming in Duluth, Minnesota in 2003, Trampled by Turtles always felt they were able to attain an energy on stage that can’t be found in the studio. ForStars and Satellites, however, Trampled by Turtles didn’t want to simply try to...

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TOTO XIV (2015)

IN HONOR OF MIKE PORCARO! TOTO XIV (2015) ♪♪♪♪ ♪♪♪♪ Review by Uwe Reith Today is a red-letter day for starved Toto fans. It’s no mystery that contractual disagreements and litigation between TOTO and Frontiers Records have led to huge duress in the producing of XIV. Thank Goodness, an announcement Toto would never record another...

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Glenn Bidmead – Lemonjuice

Glenn Bidmead – Lemonjuice @ Soundcloud Great music from Australia. Know Glen since [Kerosene] where he teamed up with Kere Buchanan. The music stands for itself. Popsongs with big harmonies. Their spices smell like The Beatles and E.L.O. … I love this stuff! Glenn has co-written with many successful Australian and international songwriters such as…...

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Kerosene – Art of Survival

Kerosene – Art of Survival Update: March 2015: Kere Buchanan: „Just thought I’d share with you all that we’ve just uploaded the ‚Bonus Track‘ that never made it onto the Kerosene album ‚Art Of Survival‘.  Check it out @ the link below & remember, if you ‚like’it ‚buy’it! We all need to keep earning to make...

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2nd Phase – Tristan (2015)

“2nd Phase“ – Tristan (2015) ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ Review by Uwe Reith Those who are expecting a sophomore jinx should skip this review right away. After the release of their debut ‚Full Power‘ these ace musicians joined by their pivot and charismatic singer Evelyn Kallansee, calling themselves TRISTAN, became an integral part of the contemporary...

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Lou Rawls – Unsung

„Unsung“ Episode: Lou Rawls Er war der „Gentleman of Soul“. Soul und Jazz Puristen waren wirklich nicht auf Lou Rawls Seite. Trotzdem konnte er stolz auf eine über 40-jährige Karriere zurückblicken, bevor er 2006 starb. Hier die [Unsung Episode von Lou Rawls]. Einer Stimme wie keine Zweite.  

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Van Morrison – Duets: Re-Working the Catalogue

Duets: Re-Working the Catalogue Legendary singer Van Morrison has announced his 35th studio album, Duets: Re-Working the Catalogue. Due March 24th from RCA Records, the record sees Morrison revisiting 16 tracks from his storied 360-song catalogue with the help of some big name friends. Duets: Re-Working the Catalogue Tracklist: 01. “Some Peace of Mind” w/ Bobby Womack (original...

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Langhoff – Safe Distance (2014)

Safe Distance – by Langhoff (2014) ♪♪♪♪♪ ♪♪♪♪♪ Review by Uwe Reith Danish singer and child prodigy Bjarne Langhoff is highly respected in the West Coast circles due to his contributions on the ‚Fly Away ~ The Songs Of David Foster‘ compilation as well as the ‚Highlights & Rarities‘ project. Fans might remember his powerful...

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Boy meets Girl – New Dream

Boy meets Girl – New Dream The Seattle native keyboardist George Merrill and singer Shannon Rubicam formed the band „Boy meets Girl“ having several major hits during the latter half of the 80s. Their debut release with the single „Oh Girl“ reaches the Top40. 1986 they wrote Whitney Houston’s #1 „How Will I Know. Once...

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Urs Wiesendanger – Real Me (Interview in English)

Urs Wiesendanger – Real Me (Interview in English) Interview with Urs Wiesendanger by Uwe Reith (DEC 28, 2013) Hi Urs, your album „THE REAL ME“ contains an interesting mix of ballads, West Coast/Smooth Jazz and even Reggae elements plus a couple of short tracks such as „Intro“, „Move (Interlude)“ and „Move Move On“. All summed...

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Urs Wiesendanger – Somebody New

Urs Wiesendanger – Somebody New …soweit sind wir also. Da bringt ein Schweizer eine CD in bester Pop/Smooth-Jazz/Soul/Westcoast Manier auf den Markt – eigentlich in höchstem Maße Radio- und Kuschelrockkompatibel (sind diese Attribute eigentlich negativ behaftet?) – und nur „by accident“ wird sie von der Öffentlichkeit bemerkt. Ungläubig lauscht man „Somebody new“ – Urs Wiesendangers...

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Urs Wiesendanger – I Will (Review)

Urs Wiesendanger – I Will „I will“ ist Urs Wiesendangers Solo Debut. Bestritt er in seinem Debut noch alle Stimmen und die ganze Instrumentierung selbst, so mündet sie 2005 in der Zusammenarbeit mit vielen Großen des Genres unter der Regie Wiesendangers. Stellt man also [Somebody New] von 2005 „I will“ gegenüber, so erkennt man die...

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Urs Wiesendanger – The Real Me (Interview in Deutsch)

Urs Wiesendanger – Real Me (Interview in Deutsch) Interview von Uwe Reith mit Urs Wiesendanger (DEZ 28, 2013) Hi Urs, Dein Album „THE REAL ME“ enthält eine interessante Mischung aus Balladen, Westcoast/Smooth Jazz und sogar Reggae Elementen inklusive kleiner Stücke wie das Intro, Move (Interlude), Move Move On. Alles in allem klingt es wie eine...

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Brian Wilson – No Pier Pressure

Brian Wilson – No Pier Pressure Bin ich sentimental oder ist das genial? Am 7. April erscheint mit „No Pier Pressure“ das elfte Solo-Album von Brian Wilson. Die Single „The Right Time“ ist süffig wie zu seinen besten Beach Boys Zeiten. Gäste sind sein Beach Boy Bandkollege Al Jardine und Studiocracks wie Don Was, Dean Parks...

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Robben Ford – Into The Sun

Robben Ford – Into The Sun „Into The Sun“ will be released on March 30 in EU and March 31 in US. Guests: Keb`Mo`, Robert Randolph, Warren Haynes, ZZ Ward, Sonny Landreth, Tyler Bryant „Upbeat – with a positive vibe. A lot of different rhythms and feels, colors and the way the instruments are used....

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Peterik / Scherer – Risk Everything

Peterik / Scherer – Risk Everything Release: 17 April 2015 Tracklisting: Risk Everything; Chance Of A Lifetime; Cold Blooded; Desperate In Love; Thee Crescendo; The Dying Of The Light; How Long Is A Moment; Brand New Heart; Broken Home; Milestones; Independence Day. The partnership between Survivor founding member and Ides of March Grammy Award-winning songwriter Jim...

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Radioactive (Tommy Denander) – F4UR

Radioactive (Tommy Denander) – F4UR „The release date for my new Radioactive album „F4UR“ has been set to APRIL 17th. I’ve spent 10 years making this album and i’m really proud of how great it came out. It features some of the very best singers in the world like Jimi Jamison, Fergie Frederiksen, Bobby Kimball, Jeff...

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Boz Scaggs – A Fool To Care

Boz Scaggs – A Fool To Care In nur 4 Tagen nahm Boz Scaggs sein neues Album „A fool to care“ in Nashville auf. Die erste Single zieht uns weit westlich von Tennessee. In den Abend von San Francsicos Mission Street. Der „Last Tango on 16th Street“ wurde von Jack Walroth geschrieben, der lange dort...

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Revolution Saints – First/Debut

Wen wundert es wenn „Revolution Saints“ vertraut klingen? Das liegt an Bassist Jack Blades, der als Sänger von Night Ranger und Gründungsmitglied von den Damn Yankees an der Seite von Tommy Shaw (Styx) bekannt wurde. Gitarrist Doug Alrich war ein langjähriges Mitglied von Whitesnake und Schlagzeuger Deen Castronovo bearbeitet die Felle bei Bad English und...