Wednesday, April 22, 2009

John Wetton to release 2CD and DVD

Metal Mind Productions will release John Wetton's “Agenda/Amorata/Amata” BOX in late May. This legendary vocalist, guitarist, bass player and producer is known from his cooperation with King Crimson, Asia, Roxy Music, UK, Uriah Heep, Phil Manzanera and Geoff Downes - just to name a few - as well as from his solo projects.

The tracklist of “Amata” includes compositions such as "Heat of the Moment" (recorded with Asia) or "Book of Saturday" (recorded with King Crimson), all in new, unique acoustic versions! “Agenda” and “Amorata” DVD feature concert recorded in the following line-up: John Wetton - lead vocal, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, John Mitchell - guitar, harmony vocal, Martin Orford - keyboards, harmony vocal, Steve Christey - drums. The tracklist includes such classics as "Starless", "Red" or "Book of Saturday” (recorded with King Crimson), "In The Dead Of The Night" and "Rendezvous 602" (recorded with UK), "Heat of the Moment" (recorded with Asia). The DVD also includes an interview with John Wetton, Artist's biography plus individual members' profiles, discography, photo gallery, desktop images, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound.

“Agenda/Amorata/Amata” box will be released on 25th May in Europe and 14th July in USA (via MVD).

John Wetton“Agenda/Amorata/Amata”
Label: Metal Mind RecordsCat. No.: MMP 3 CD BOX 005Barcode: 5907785034778Format: BOX (2CD+DVD)Genre: progressive rockRelease date: 25.05.2009 Europe / 14.07.2009 USA


CD1 - Agenda:
1. Red 2. Sole Survivor 3. Nothing's Gonna Stand In Our Way 4. Book Of Saturday 5. Emma 6. The Smile Has Left Your Eyes 7. In The Dead Of Night 8. Easy Money 9. After All 10. Rendezvous 602 11. Starless 12. Battle Lines 13. Heat Of The Moment

CD 2 - Amata:
1. The Circle of St. Giles (Introduction) 2. Mondrago 3. Heat Of The Moment 4. Book Of Saturday 5. The Smile Has Left Your Eyes 6. Hold Me Now 7. Emma 8. Battle Lines 9. Night Watch 10. You're Not The Only One 11. I Believe In You

DVD - Amorata:
1. Red 2. Sole Survivor 3. Nothing's Gonna Stand In Our Way 4. Book Of Saturday 5. Emma 6. The Smile Has Left Your Face 7. In The Dead Of Night 8. Easy Money 9. After All 10. Rendezvous 602 11. Starless 12. Battle Lines 13. Heat Of The Moment



TRANSATLANTIC, the progressive rock "supergroup" comprised of Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Pete Trewavas (Marillion), Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings) and Neal Morse (ex-Spock's Beard), have reunited after a 7 year hiatus to begin work on a brand new studio album.The band began work on the album in early April in Nashville and are expected to have it released by year's end if all goes as planned.TRANSATLANTIC have previously released two studio albums to tremendous critical and fan accl.. 2000's SMPTe and 2001's Bridge Across Forever.

The band toured on the heels of each release with an American Tour in 2000 and a European Tour in 2001 and released subsequent Live DVD's/CD's from both tours before going their separate ways for an indefinite hiatus which lasted almost the entire decade.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Mercury Records to Re-release Tubular Bells

Universal press release - Tubular BellsRelease date: 8th June 2009
Mike Oldfield is an artist like no other. Over the last 37 years he has produced timeless, unique and inspirational music that has enthralled listeners the world over. Fans old and new can celebrate the great man’s work with a special release of his classic, multiplatinum selling album Tubular Bells, out on 8th June through the
Mercury Music Group/Universal Music Catalogue. This is the first classic album to be released from Oldfield’s back catalogue, which was transferred from Virgin to Mercury/Universal in 2008. It is 35 years since the opening passage was used in the film THE EXORCIST, making the album a global phenomenon.
This exciting new version of his 1973 groundbreaking album will not only be repackaged, but Mike himself has also remastered the tracks from his home in the Bahamas. There will be FOUR physical editions of the album, as well as TWO digital versions. All versions will carry a new 2009 stereo mix of the album. The DELUXE EDITION has a 5.1 mix, while the boxed ULTIMATE EDITION, complete with 60 page hardback book with a foreword by Mike Oldfield, poster, plectrums and all manner of Tubular delights, contains all of this as well as previously unheard demo and rough mixes of this epochal recording. There will 500 of these superb, limited editions available through signed and numbered. For those who like things old school, there is a vinyl version being released as part of the acclaimed Back To Black series.
There will also be a double-disc edition of the album with a bonus disc of Oldfield’s biggest hits between 1974 and 1983. This edition will be extensively
advertised on TV.
To celebrate the release, on June 6th at 6pm (6.6.6pm) a worldwide bell ringing event will take place. Bells will be rung in Milan (MTV), Berlin (at Siegessaule, the location were Mike performed the legendary millennium bell concert on New Years Eve Y2K), Brussells (Atomium), Paris (the George Pompidou centre), Sydney (Opera House), Japan/Narita (at one of the traditional Japanese Temples) and finally London, where bells will be rung on at famous landmarks. Footage will then be shown on Mike’s website