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martes, noviembre 25, 2008

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lunes, noviembre 24, 2008

The Lost Lennon Tapes (Vinyl) Vol. 5

John Lennon - The Lost Lennon Tapes (Vinyl) Vol. 5

Publisher: Bag Records
Reference :BAG 5077
Date :1988
Made In :USA
Total duration: 38:16

Dear Prudence(Lennon/McCartney)
Version validated
Esher Demo
May 1968

From the Kinfaus Session
Jealous Guy(Lennon)
Alternate Take
Jul 1971

John Lennon
From Imagine session
God Save Us(Lennon/Ono)
Acoustic Demo

John Lennon
Acoustic version with bongos
Rock And Roll People(Lennon)
Acoustic Demo

John Lennon
Work version w/o electric guitar
Rock Island Line(Ledbetter/Lomax)

John Lennon
It is said to be John And Paul playing a jam session but it's hard to conclude...
Real Life(Lennon)
(date unknown)

John Lennon
Early version of Real Love.
Piano demo.
My Life(Lennon)
Take 1
(date unknown)

John Lennon
Early version of "(Just Like) Starting Over"
My Life(Lennon)
Take 3
(date unknown)

John Lennon
Early version of "(Just Like) Starting Over"
Don't Be Crazy(Lennon)
(date unknown)

John Lennon
Early version of "(Just Like) Starting Over"
The Worst Is Over(Lennon)

John Lennon
Early version of "(Just Like) Starting Over".
Piano demo
_Studio Conversation_(unknown)
Studio chat
(date unknown)

John Lennon
During "Double Fantasy" session
(Just Like) Starting Over(Lennon)
(date unknown)

John Lennon
Vocal booth
(Just Like) Starting Over(Lennon)
(date unknown)

John Lennon
Very similar to the previous one.

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Cream ReMasters (02) Outakes and Alternates

Cream ReMasters Outakes and Alternates


Remaster Quality: Variable but overrall quite good. All recordings have been standardised as to amplitude (volume) and digitally filtered. Acetate noise is still present but much reduced on that source material. The BBC recordings have been bass boosted (not by me) which is acceptable as they are quite thin sounding (all the other versions I have). The off-air recordings include noise as it was AM and recorded by mike - this has been reduced.

Comment: The Outtakes combined with the BBC give a rounded picture of Cream's playing and development at the time. The BBC performances are not in the class of the the brilliant Hendrix release but there are a few very good ones. Separately the Outakes and BBC are of marginal interest but when I combined them it all came together because of the very brief recording period.

CD1 (71 min)
Fresh Cream Sessions

July/Aug 1966, Rayrik Studios, Chalk Farm, London

1. Beauty Queen (J.Bruce) - Rehearsal
2. Coffee Song (Colton/Smith) - Rehearsal
3. Coffee Song (Colton/Smith) - Master, Alternate Mix (from Acetate)
4. You Make Me Feel (Bruce/Brown) - Rehearsal
5. Wrapping Paper (Bruce/Brown) - Rehearsal 1
6. Wrapping Paper (Bruce/Brown) - Master, Alternate Mix (from Acetate)

Sept 1966, Ryemuse Studio, Mayfair Productions, Mayfair, London

7. Cats Squirrel (Ross) - Rehearsal
8. Cats Squirrel (Ross) - Alternate Master (from Acetate)
9. I Feel Free (Bruce Brown) - Rehearsal
10. I Feel Free (Bruce Brown) - Incomplete Master
11. I Feel Free (Bruce Brown) - Master, Alternate Mix (from Acetate)

Oct. 1966, Ryemuse Studio, Mayfair Productions Studios, London

12. Sweet Wine (Baker/Godfrey) - Rehearsal
13 . Sweet Wine (Baker/Godfrey) - Rehearsal
14. Sweet Wine (Baker/Godfrey) - Incomplete Master
15. Sweet Wine (Baker/Godfrey) - Master, Alternate Mix (from Acetate)
16. Sleepy Time Time (Bruce/Godfrey) - Alternate Master (from Acetate)
17. Four Until Late (Johnson) - Master, Alternate Mix (from Acetate)

Nov 1966, Ryemuse Studio, Mayfair Productions Studios, London

18. Rollin’ and Tumblin’ (Morganfield) - Alternate Master
19. Toad (Baker) - Rehearsal
20. I’m So Glad (James) - Incomplete Master

Note: Some sources describe additional outtakes, these are "You Make Me Feel 2" which is a duplicate of track ‘3’; "Wrapping Paper 2" which is a duplicate of track ‘4’; "I Feel Free 2" which is a faulty copy of track ‘9’.

The BBC Sessions

21/22 Intro/Wrapping Paper (Bruce/Brown) - BBC Radio 8 Nov 1966.
23/24 Intro/Traintime (Bruce) - BBC Radio 10 Jan 1967 (off air recording).
25/26 Intro/Stepping Out (Bracken) - BBC Radio 8th November 1966.
27. I’m So Glad (James) - BBC Radio 8th Nov 1966 (off air recording).

Disraeli Gears

28. Tales Of Brave Ulysses (Clapton/Sharp) - mono single mix
29. Sunshine of Your Love (Bruce/Brown/Clapton) - mono single edit

CD2 (79 min)

The BBC 'Fresh Cream'

1/2. Interview/I Feel Free (Bruce/Brown) - 10th January 1967
3. NSU (Bruce) - 10th January 1967
4/5/6. Intro/Sweet Wine (Baker/Godfrey)/outro - 8th November 1966
7. Sleepy Time Time (Baker/Bruce) - 8th November 1966 (off air)
8/9. Intro/Cats Squirrel (Ross/arr Splurge) - 9th December 1966
10. Four Until Late (Johnson) - 10th January 1967
11. I’m So Glad (James) - 9th December 1966
12. Rollin’ and Tumblin’ (Morganfield) - 8th November 1966
13. Toad (Baker) - 10th January 1967 (off air)
14. Traintime (Bruce) - 10th January 1967 (off air)

Wheels of Fire Sessions

July/Aug 1967 – IBC Studios, London

16. La La Song
17. Singalong
18. Tuba Tune
19. Spike’s Theme
20. Blue Moon
21. Polonaise Jam
22. Barrelhouse Blues

Tracks 15-22 feature Ginger Baker on Spoons/Percussion & Vocals, Jack Bruce on Piano & vocals except for 1 on Acoustic Bass, Eric Clapton on Acoustic Guitar & Vocals, Felix Pappalardi on small Tuba & Acoustic Bass. These are very stoned jams probably recorded at Jack or Ginger's home.

23. White Room (Bruce/Brown) - 1st Master.
24. Falstaff Beer (Baker/Bruce/Clapton)
25. Falstaff Beer (Baker/Bruce/Clapton)
26/27 Interview/Born Under A Bad Sign (Jones/Bell) 24th Oct 1967 - BBC Radio, London

Dec 1967 – Atlantic Studios, N.Y.

28. Sitting on Top of the World (Burnett) - B-side single mix
29. Anyone for Tennis (Clapton/Sharp) - Alt Master .
30. Pressed Rat and Warthog (Baker/Taylor) - Alt Master.
31. Politician (Bruce/Brown) - 9th Jan 1968 - BBC Radio Studios London

Oct, Dec 1967, Feb, June 1968 – Atlantic Studios, N.Y.
32. As You Said (Bruce/Brown) - alternate mix
33. White Room (Bruce/Brown) - single edit.

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sábado, noviembre 22, 2008




Tenemos nuevo disco de la magnifica Sarah Brightman. Sige haciendo gala de su enorme y hermosa voz en este disco de melodias navideñas. Acompañada por la Sinfónica de Londres, canta temas clasicos como "Noche de Paz" o "Ave Maria", sensibilidad a flor de piel. Se atreve con el "I Believe In Father Christmas" de Greg Lake, de la que hace una version magnifica. En la version japonesa se incluyen tres temas mas que en esta, incluido el Happy Christmas (War Is Over) de Lennon. Que lo disfruteis.

A WINTER SYMPHONY, es el nuevo álbum de SARAH BRIGHTMAN que se lanza a la venta este próximo 4 de Noviembre de 2008.

A Winter Symphony una colección de temas clásicos de navidad y canciones inéditas llenas de alegría, reflexión y espiritualidad es el concepto que todos los fans de esta gran artista estaban esperando.

Es sin duda el perfecto seguimiento al éxito de Symphony que ya es disco de Oro en México y el magistral cierre con broche de oro luego de que nuestro país se prepara para la visita de Sarah Brightman con su Tour Mundial Symphony, mismo que tocará México los primeros días de noviembre, ofreciendo conciertos masivos en Guadalajara, Monterrey y el DF.

A Winter Symphony invadirá el mercado discográfico mexicano en formato CD y en DVD y se venderán por separado.

En A Winter Symphony el talento, originalidad y voz angelical de Brightman dan vida a temas favoritos de siempre como Silent Night y un brillante dueto con Fernando Lima de Ave Maria cantada en español por mencionar algunos.

Este nuevo álbum fue grabado con The London Symphony Orchestra y un coro de 46 cantantes.

Sarah Brightman quien en los últimos 10 años se ha convertido en una de las cantantes británicas favoritas de México ha logrado mantenerse siempre en un primer nivel. Su anhelada visita nuestro país se ha convertido en todo un éxito de ventas superando todas las expectativas. A Winter Symphony seguramente se convertirá en una 'Eterna Navidad' y un clásico para toda la vida.

1. Arrival (Andersson/Ulvaeus)
2. Colder Than Winter (Vince Gill)
3. Ave Maria (Feat: Fernando Lima)
4. Silent Night (trad., arr. Frank Peterson/Carsten Heussmann)
5. In The Bleak Midwinter (trad., arr. Frank Peterson/Carsten Heussmann)
6. I've Been This Way Before (Neil Diamond)
7. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
8. Child in a Manger (trad., arr. Frank Peterson/Carsten Heussmann)
9. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday (Roy Wood)
10.Amazing Grace (trad., arr. Frank Peterson, Carsten Heussmann)
11.Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod, arr. Frank Peterson)
12.I Believe In Father Christmas (Greg Lake, Sergey Prokofev/Peter John



viernes, noviembre 21, 2008


The Best of the BBC Radio Sessions 68-72


For Ziggy Stardust fans it is CD2 which is of most interest as it contains seventeen tracks that David Bowie recorded at various BBC studios in 1972 as Ziggy Stardust. To date these have only been available to fans as part of the fore-mentioned NMC DAVID BOWIE BBC SESSIONS 1969-1972 (sampler) and illegally in various bootlegs.

All but one song of the Ziggy Stardust BBC sessions appears in this new EMI release. The missing song is Bowie's cover of Lou Reed's "White Light - White Heat" from from Sounds of the Seventies (Broadcast: 19 June 1972). To see where these songs were recorded and their history see Ziggy Stardust on Radio, TV, Film & Video.

Following the release it was quickly discovered by fans that the two supposedly different versions of "Ziggy Stardust" on CD2 (Tracks 4 and 12) were in fact the very same track. Presumably someone at EMI made a mistake and duplicated the track of "Ziggy Stardust" from May 1972 leaving the earlier version from January 1972 missing.

EMI then stated that anybody who purchased a copy of BOWIE AT THE BEEB (2000) with this mistake was able to claim a free single-track CD replacement containing the missing version of "Ziggy Stardust". Current pressings of the BBC set now contain the correct versions.

TEMPORARILY BULKED out with a third disc of the recent BBC Radio Theatre show that effectively reprised his headlining Glastonbury set, this 2-CD compilation collects Bowie's earliest sessions from various Top Gear, In Concert, Johnnie Walker and Sounds Of The Seventies shows recorded between May 1968 and May 1972, tracking his progress from Anthony Newley wannabe to the brink of Aladdin Sane, offering a handy aural frieze of his surprisingly arduous climb to superstardom, culminating aptly in the Ziggy-killing Rock 'N' Roll Suicide.

It's interesting to recall Bowie's callow beginnings. The poppy organ and ambitious arrangements of In The Heat Of The Morning and London Bye Ta-Ta are redolent of the Swinging '60s, as are lyrical references to "the ragged soldier catching butterflies". The prissy strings of Karma Man further expose the earnest nature of the hippy years, while solo acoustic versions of God Knows I'm Good and Jacques Brel's Port Of Amsterdam capture the future progenitor of glam in a rather ill-fitting Euro-Dylanesque mode.

Other Space Oddity material finds him in transition: the urgent vocal style and rough, spindly guitar work makes Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed sound like Dylan with a Diddley beat, which wins the praise of laid-back John Peel. He is rewarded with a balls-aching eight minutes of wordy Cygnet Committee, complete with flamenco flourishes and "I want to live" drama queen finale.

A 1970 Sunday Show performance of The Width Of A Circle captures a pivotal moment in Bowie's early career: the first public appearance of Mick Ronson. It's not an exceptional performance. But he gets into his stride on the disc two which, apart from pulsating covers of I'm Waiting For The Man and White Light/White Heat, focuses almost entirely on Bowie's last few rungs up the stardom ladder with Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust, including two virtually indistinguishable takes each of Hang On To Yourself and Ziggy itself. The quality of both performances and recordings is exceptional for the time, with elegant versions of Starman and Oh! You Pretty Things affirming the confident new direction of Bowie's pop sensibility, and muscular renditions of Suffragette City, Queen Bitch and Changes. It wouldn't all be downhill from here on, but Bowie had clearly reached a rarefied plateau from which further ascent would prove difficult.

Track List:
Disc 1:
01. In The Heat Of The Morning [0:03:02.50]
02. London Bye Ta Ta [0:02:36.22]
03. Karma Man [0:03:00.08]
04. Silly Boy Blue [0:06:08.12]
05. Let Me Sleep Beside You [0:03:17.58]
06. Janine [0:03:24.60]
07. Amsterdam [0:03:18.12]
08. God Knows I'm Good [0:03:35.73]
09. The Width Of A Circle [0:05:21.02]
10. Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed [0:05:07.45]
11. Cygnet Committee [0:09:07.35]
12. Memory Of A Free Festival [0:03:18.68]
13. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud [0:05:55.30]
14. Bombers [0:03:19.45]
15. Looking For A Friend [0:03:33.72]
16. Almost Grown [0:02:43.73]
17. Kooks [0:03:32.62]
18. It Ain't Easy [0:02:51.65]

Disc 2:
01. The Supermen [0:02:51.60]
02. Eight Line Poem [0:02:56.50]
03. Hang On To Yourself [0:02:50.02]
04. Ziggy Stardust [0:03:26.10]
05. Queen Bitch [0:02:59.25]
06. I'm Waiting For The Man [0:05:24.38]
07. Five Years [0:04:24.30]
08. White Light - White Heat [0:03:48.02]
09. Moonage Daydream [0:04:58.63]
10. Hang On To Yourself [0:02:50.17]
11. Suffragette City [0:03:28.35]
12. Ziggy Stardust [0:03:24.23]
13. Starman [0:04:05.22]
14. Space Oddity [0:04:16.40]
15. Changes [0:03:29.63]
16. Oh! You Pretty Things [0:02:57.67]
17. Andy Warhol [0:03:14.70]
18. Lady Stardust [0:03:20.73]
19. Rock 'n' Roll Suicide [0:03:08.60]


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