New Releases
Fall 2006

Robert Randolph and the Family Band release Colorblind

This is some GREAT rock 'n' roll! Mix a bit of Sly, Clapton, Zep, and a lot more, and you get something completely original. It's hard to believe this is coming from a pedal steel.

Since emerging from a House of God church in Orange, New Jersey steeped in the “sacred steel” tradition, Randolph’s astonishing pedal steel playing has had a revolutionary impact. Like a mere handful of musicians – Louis Armstrong, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder – he has actually been able to redefine the sonic possibilities of his instrument. Randolph’s string wizardry is the focal point of the Family Band’s legendary live appearances, and led to guest spots with artists ranging from the Blind Boys of Alabama to Ozzy Osbourne.


Billy Joel's 12 Gardens Live is a two CD set featuring the hottest performances culled from Billy's record-breaking 12 sold-out concert run at Madison Square Garden in New York City. On April 19, 2006, with the eleventh show of his sold-out MSG run, Billy Joel broke the Madison Square Garden record for the longest sequence of sold-out shows by a single artist.

12 Gardens Live captures the excitement of these historic concerts with a dream set list of 30 songs drawn from all phases of Billy's career.

Goo Goo Dolls John Fogerty and Superman brought some heat to Summer, In Concert DVDs Sizzle in 5.1 Sound
In anticipation of SUPERMAN RETURNS, opening nationwide on June 30th on the big screen, Sound of Superman is a delightful collection of 14 hot new bands paying covers in musical tribute to the red-caped American icon that is synonymous with Truth, Justice and the American Way!
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Recent Releases from some of Rock's Most Sellar!
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T Bone Burnett
Neil Young
Ian Gillan

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New Releases from T BONE BURNETT and NEIL YOUNG

Hot off the heels of being the chief music producer for "Walk The Line," "O Brother, Where Art Thou," amd "Cold Mountain," T Bone Burnett's highly anticipated record marks the first new music from him in 14 years. Featuring 12 compelling tracks, The True False Identity is destined to be another treasured record from one of music's greatest legends.

Legacy Recordings is also releasing a 40-song, 2-disk Twenty Twenty -- The Essential T Bone Burnett, T Bone's first-ever retrospective spanning his 30-plus years as a recording artist.


Living With War Blog

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Neil Young on CNN - A Video Discussing Living With War

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/24/2006 -- On May 2nd, Neil Young will release "Living With War" -- a 10-song collection that the artist describes as a "metal folk protest" -- as a digital download album.
"This album is about exchanging ideas," Young told CNN in a live interview last week on the steps of Warner Bros./Reprise Records in Burbank. "It's about getting a message out. It's about empowering people by giving them a voice. I know not everyone believes what I say is what they think, but red and blue is not black and white. We're all together. It's a record about unification."

"Living With War" has already set fans and the media abuzz over the Internet due to its reflections on the Iraqi war and the turmoil in this country. It was written and recorded in two weeks with Young on electric guitar, vocals and harmonica, Chad Cromwell on drums, Rick Rosas on bass, and Tommy Bray on trumpet, along with a 100-member choir. One choir member, speaking to a British newspaper, said the recording session was "like being at a 12-hour peace rally."

It is not the first time the 60-year-old Canadian has touched on current events in his songwriting. In 2002, Young released "Let's Roll," a tribute to the passengers who died taking down the hijackers on United Flight 93 over Pennsylvania on September 11, and in 1970 wrote and recorded with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young the song "Ohio," after four students were killed by the National Guard during a peace rally at Kent State University.

Hear very early Bonnie Raitt, Phil Ochs, Judy Collins, Mississippi John Hurt, Tom Rush, Ramblin' Jack Elliot and Richard Thompson- led Fairport Convention on Philadelphia Folk Festival 40th Anniversary, produced by legendary Phildadelphia radio host Gene Shay (Sliced Bread SB74440SL) .


Joan Armatrading has released her first live album since Steppin' Out in 1979. There is also a DVD with the whole show on it. It includes a bonus track, "In These Times," which is a studio video that Joan produced herself. Not to be missed. She's currently in the studio ( April 2006).
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