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Monday, January 12, 2009

Eagle Rock Entertainment Press Releases - January 2009

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Eagle Rock Entertainment Rings In The New Year!
Eagle Rock Announces Upcoming Blu-Ray Releases
Eagle Rock To Unleash Ted Nugent's Catalogue
Eagle Rock To Release "From The Basement" Feat. Radiohead, The White Stripes, Beck & More

January 12, 2009


~Upcoming Releases From Ted Nugent, Charles Mingus, YES, The Cure, The Who, Wayne Shorter, David Sanborn and more~
Eagle Rock Entertainment will make 2009 a memorable year with a rousing explosion of rock, blues and jazz!

Ted Nugent Re-Release Extravaganza/6 CDs
Release Date: February 3

The soundtrack to Ted Nugent's life is the sound of a hard, fast, raging guitar. That's the way it was when Ted was a teenager in The Amboy Dukes, crafting the unforgettable riff to "Journey To The Center Of The Mind"...and that's the way it is today. This massive re-release of six of the albums that put the Nuge on the map includes: Full Bluntal Nugity, Nugent, Penetrator, Little Miss Dangerous, If You Can't Lick 'Em...Lick 'Em and Spirit Of The Wild.

The Cure - Trilogy Blu-Ray
Release Date: February 3

By the late '70s, the rock world was ready for a British band fronted by a ghoulish-looking guitarist/vocalist-Robert Smith-who tapped into enough gloom and torment to kickstart what would ultimately become "Goth". With their slow dirges offset by their innate melodic inventions, The Cure became the darlings of the burgeoning alternative scene. Later in their career, the band began to diversify musically and their international ascension was complete. Trilogy contains a 30-minute bonus interview and three of the band's most popular albums-Pornography, Disintegration and Bloodflowers-as performed live on three straight nights in 2002.

Wayne Shorter - Live At Montreux 1996 DVD
Release Date: February 17
Saxman Wayne Shorter's long and illustrious career has traversed numerous musical genres, but he remains a big time jazz kingpin. The 1950's saw Shorter on the rise in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. In the 1960's, Shorter performed as an important component of the second Miles Davis Quintet, and in the 1970's he co-lead Weather Report.
In 1996, still touring in support of his Grammy-winning High Life album, Shorter hit Montreux on a high to perform one of the legendary festivals' most stirring and unforgettable sets. In his band at that time were James Beard (keyboards), David Gilmore (guitars), Alphonso Johnson (bass), Rodney Holmes (drums).
David Sanborn - Live At Montreux 1984-1981 DVD
Release Date: February 17

Saxophonist David Sanborn is a musical phenomenon who can coax the kind of sound out of his alto that can fit into any format. He's been the man-in-demand on hundreds of albums for a wide range of artists, and in his solo career he's best known for delving into blues, bebop, smooth jazz, fusion and rock. In this fascinating two-year tale, his '84 and '81 Montreux sets are presented side-by-side to show the true diversity of this renaissance man of the saxophone.

The Who - Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970 Blu-Ray
Release Date: February 24
With newly restored visuals and remixed sound, this most classic of live sets comes stunningly to life. Shot in 16mm film for Academy Award-winning director Murray Lerner's original movie of this festival, it has been restored to the highest possible quality. Guitarist Townshend, bassist John Entwistle, drummer Keith Moon, and singer Roger Daltrey were, collectively, the epitome of power in 1970 and this is one of the all-time great Who moments.
YES - Symphonic Live 2-CD
Release Date: February 24

YES, the quintessential Prog Rock band, gets its due with this 2-CD set (the soundtrack to the Platinum-selling DVD of the same name). Featuring 14 beloved YES classics clocking in at over two and a half hours, performed by vocalist Jon Anderson, guitarist Steve Howe, bassist Chris Squire and drummer Alan White, backed by The European Festival Orchestra and conducted by Wilhelm Keitel.

Return To Forever - Returns 2-CD
Release Date: March 17

With the left-field success of Return To Forever in 2008 (32 years after its last album, Romantic Warrior, was released), Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Returns. This double-disc CD features bandleader and former Miles Davis pianist Chick Corea reunited with bassist Stanley Clarke, drummer Lenny White and guitarist Al Di Meola (the most successful RTF lineup and the quartet that kickstarted '70s jazz-rock fusion) as they perform during their 2008 reunion tour.
Charles Mingus - Epitaph DVD
Release Date: April 28

A decade after Maestro Mingus's death in 1979, Gunther Schuller conducted a 30-piece orchestra at New York City's Alice Tully Hall for the World Premiere performance of the largest and longest piece for jazz orchestra ever composed (over two hours), "Epitaph."
Described by the New York Times as "one of the most memorable jazz events of the decade," it had been discovered posthumously, and painstakingly restored. Viewed through the lens of history, Mingus was a titan, a turbulent, difficult, complex man, an equal to Ellington and America's other greatest composers.

January 12, 2009

~The Cure Trilogy and The Who Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970~

Eagle Rock Entertainment will release two major Blu-ray titles next month when The Cure Trilogy hits streets February 3 and The Who Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970 lands February 24.

As one of the most enduring and popular bands of the post-punk era, The Cure, led by eccentric visionary singer/songwriter/guitarist Robert Smith, excelled at the art of the slow burn. Their doom'n'gloom affectations, exacerbated by Smith's ghoulish public persona, hipped a whole generation to the ironic stance of positive negativism, pre-dating emo by over a decade.

Trilogy is just that: three classic Cure albums-Pornography (released 1982), Disintegration (released 1989) and Bloodflowers (released 2000)-all performed in their entirety on three straight nights in 2002. Bonus footage includes a 30-minute interview with the entire band and a special two-song encore set consists of "If Only Tonight We Could Sleep" and "The Kiss."

The Who's classic set at the Isle Of Wight Festival, as originally filmed by Academy Award-winning director Murray Lerner, has been relived a number of times due to their brutal and shocking extremes. Nobody played as hard, as fast or as heavy as The Who!
Experience this most dramatic moment in the history of hard rock, with newly restored visuals and remixed sound. Bonus extras include two songs - "Substitute" and "Naked Eye" - and a 40-minute interview with guitarist/composer Pete Townshend.
The Cure - Track Listing:

1. One Hundred Years
2. A Short Term Effect
3. The Hanging Garden
4. Siamese Twins
5. The Figurehead
6. A Strange Day
7. Cold
8. Pornography

1. Plainsong
2. Pictures of Songs
3. Closedown
4. Love Song
5. Last Dance
6. Lullaby
7. Fascination Street
8. Prayers For Rain
9. The Same Deep Water As You
10. Disintegration
11. Homesick
12. Untitled

1. Out Of This World
2. Watching Me Fall
3. Where The Birds Always Sing
4. Maybe Someday
5. The Last Day Of Summer
6. There Is No If...
7. The Loudest Sound
8. 39
9. Bloodflowers

The Who - Track Listing:
1. Heaven And Hell
2. I Can't Explain
3. Young Man Blues
4. I Don't Even Know Myself
5. Water
6. Medley: Shakin' All Over/Spoonful/Twist And Shout
7. Summertime Blues
8. My Generation
9. Magic Bus (From "Tommy)
10. Overture
11. It's A Boy
12. Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker)
13. Christmas
14. The Acid Queen
15. Pinball Wizard
16. Do You Think It's Alright
17. Fiddle About
18. Go To The Mirror
19. Miracle Cure
20. I'm Free
21. We're Not Gonna Take It
22. See Me Feel Me/Listening To You
23. Tommy Can You Hear Me?

January 12, 2009

~Six Re-Issues From The Motor City Madman Hit Stores February 3~

Ted Nugent Catalogue

No one does it like The Nuge. Though he's developed a reputation as an avid outdoorsman and outspoken political activist, Ted Nugent is first and foremost a pillar in Rock 'N' Roll history. The master who's taught legions of heavy hitters and bred countless emulators throughout his five-decade career will showcase his one of a kind guitar prowess in a six set retrospective. These albums (Nugent, Penetrator, Little Miss Dangerous, If You Can't Lick 'Em...Lick 'Em, Spirit of the Wild, and Full Bluntal Nugity) will be re-issued by Eagle Rock Entertainment on February 3.
Pummeling eardrums and tearing up stages with his off-the-wall, no-holds-barred antics, combined with the nastiest guitar licks Detroit ever produced, this catalogue should satiate anyone on the lookout for some good American rock.

Nugent (1982) is named appropriately, as it established Ted as his own man. This was his step into the spotlight as a solo artist from his days with The Amboy Dukes.
Penetrator (1984) is ever-ready arena rock, as opening track "Tied Up In Love" launches itself from the speakers with its epic bombast.
Little Miss Dangerous (1986) has just enough grit to keep those "sell-out" chanters in check.
If You Can't Lick 'Em...Lick 'Em (1988) delivers more stripped to the bones Rock 'N' Roll.
Kicking back into high gear with 1995's Spirit of the Wild proved that the seven-year hiatus only gave Nugent more time to brew up some kick-ass rock.

Full Bluntal Nugity (2000) saw this tornado of a man whipping through Detroit in a rousing live set. Featuring classic cuts such as "Cat Scratch Fever," "Free For All", and "Fred Bear", the roar of the Michigan crowd in the background stands as proof that this man brings it home with authority.

Kicking off the New Year with such a lavish catalogue is not out of the ordinary for the Motor City Madman: 35 million albums sold and 6000 shows later, Uncle Ted is still showing no signs of slowing down. He's kept busy throughout 2008, with the release of his Ted, White, and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto book, Eagle Rock's release of Sweden Rocks (May/June 2008), a livewire riot captured on CD/DVD from the Sweden Rocks Festival in 2006, and of course, the release of his latest studio album Love Grenade (Eagle) in September of 2007. Truly, Ted Nugent has no intention of ever quitting...and true rock fans wouldn't have it any other way!

Track Listings:

Full Bluntal Nugity:
2. Paralyzed
3. Snakeskin Cowboys
4. Wang Dang Sweet Poontang
5. Free For All
6. Yank Me Crank Me
7. Hey Baby
8. Fred Bear
9. Cat Scratch Fever
10. Stranglehold
11. Great White Buffalo
12. Motor City Madhouse

1. No, No, No
2. Bound And Gagged
3. Habitual Offender
4. Fightin' Words
5. Good And Ready
6. Ebony
7. Don't Push Me
8. Can't Stop Me Now
9. We're Gonna Rock Tonight
10. Tailgunner

1. Tied Up In Love
2. (Where Do You) Draw The Line
3. Knockin' At Your Door
4. Don't You Want My Love
5. Go Down Fighting
6. Thunder Thighs
7. No Man's Land
8. Blame It On The Night
9. Lean Mean R&R Machine
10. Take Me Home

Little Miss Dangerous:
1. High Heels In Motion
2. Strangers
3. Little Miss Dangerous
4. Savage Dancer
5. Crazy Ladies
6. When Your Body Talks
7. Little Red Book
8. Take Me Away
9. Angry Young Man
10. Painkiller
If You Can't Like 'Em...Lick 'Em:
1. Can't Live With Them
2. She Drives Me Crazy
3. If You Can't Lick 'Em...Lick 'Em
4. Skintight
5. Funlover
6. Spread Your Wings
7. The Harder They Come (The Harder I Get)
8. Separate The Men From The Boys, Please
9. Bite The Hand
10. That's The Story Of Love

Spirit Of The Wild:
1. Thighraceous
2. Wrong Side Of Town
3. I Shoot Back
4. Tooth, Fang, & Claw
5. Lovejacker
6. Fred Bear
7. Primitive Man
8. Hot & Cold
9. Kiss My Ass
10. Heart & Soul
11. Spirit Of The Wild
12. Just Do It Like This

January 12, 2009

Eagle Rock To Release

~Featuring Intimate In-Studio Footage From: Radiohead, The White Stripes, Sonic Youth, Beck and more~

On March 3 2009, Eagle Rock will release From The Basement, a stunning DVD which features intimate up close and personal unique session performances from a fantastic line up of contemporary artists: Radiohead, The White Stripes, Beck, Jamie Lidell, The Shins, Jarvis Cocker (Pulp), Neil Hannon, Laura Marling, Sonic Youth, Eels, Albert Hammond Jr., PJ Harvey, Super Furry Animals, Damien Rice, Autolux, Jose Gonzalez, Thom Yorke and others.

From The Basement is a unique and genuine experience. There is no presenter, no big production, no bullshit. The acts go into the studio, set up, and play their hearts out in front of the cameras. While there is an eclectic mix of artists featured, they share one overriding common factor - they really know how to deliver a performance.
The DVD opens with an exclusive Radiohead performance of two tracks from their 2007/2008 release, In Rainbows, and closes with two more tracks from the album performed solo by Thom Yorke. From The Basement brings together some of the best performances from the series so far and reflects the breadth of talent and styles that have graced the basement studios.
From The Basement debuted in Canada in October 2008 at select theatres as part of Cineplex Entertainment 's HD Fall Concert Series, and in the UK on Sky TV.

Full Tracklisting:

RADIOHEAD - 1) Weird Fishes / Arpeggi 2) Reckoner
THE WHITE STRIPES - 1) Blue Orchid / Party Of Special Things To Do 2) Red Rain
BECK - 1) Motorcade 2) Cell Phone's Dead
JAMIE LIDELL - 1) In The City
THE SHINS - 1) Turn On Me 2) Phantom Limb
JARVIS COCKER - 1) Fat Children
NEIL HANNON - 1) A Lady Of A Certain Age
LAURA MARLING - 1) Your Only Doll (Dora)
SONIC YOUTH - 1) The Sprawl 2) Pink Stream
EELS - 1) Millicent Don't Blame Yourself 2) It's A Motherfucker
ALBERT HAMMOND JR. - 1) Everyone Gets A Star 2) Postal Blowfish
P.J. HARVEY - 1) The Piano 2) The Devil
SUPER FURRY ANIMALS - 1) Let The Wolves Howl At The Moon 2) The Gift That Keeps On Giving
DAMIEN RICE - 1) Delicate 2) Blower's Daughter
AUTOLUX - 1) Let It Be Broken
JOSE GONZALEZ - 1) Abraham 2) High Low
THOM YORKE - 1) Down Is The New Up 2) Videotape