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Deana Carter – 25th Anniversary

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Deana Carter’s 5X platinum debut album Did I Shave My Legs for This?, Carter announced on The Bobby Bones Show that Capitol Nashville/Ume will release Did I Shave My Legs For This? 25th Anniversary Edition on November 5, but it isn’t just Carter doing the singing this time around. The project includes two new tracks with Carter performing and producing 2021 versions of the CMA award-winning, and 2X platinum hit single “Strawberry Wine,” featuring  Lauren Alaina, Martina McBride, Ashley McBryde, Kylie Morgan, and Vince Gill on guitar, as well as the title track, featuring Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Ashley McBryde, and Vince Gill.

The 25th anniversary editions of the album have been remastered from the original recordings and will be released on CD with two bonus tracks, as well as a Digital Deluxe with an additional ten songs, seven of which will be available digitally for the first time. Pre-order/Pre-save HERE

“I am beyond blown away to see the generational connection between my first single, ‘Strawberry Wine’ and all the fans, young and seasoned,” award-winning country singer-songwriter Carter shares. “Being a part of a song that has become an anthem for the ’90s and beyond is such a blessing and more than I could’ve ever dreamed of. The fans have been the catalyst for the success of ‘Strawberry Wine’ and the whole Shave album because of their connection to the truth and realness behind the songs.

“They lived it — just like I did — and just like all of my collaborators did. It was an honor to re-record two favorites with my fellow female artists who inspire me and who I admire. These new versions are a way of raising a glass to everyone who loves these songs, and to the country radio stations still playing them, and to say thank you. I hope everyone enjoys celebrating 25 years of Did I Shave My Legs For This? as much as I’ve enjoyed putting together these very special releases.”

1997 CMA Single and Song of the Year “Strawberry Wine,” written by Matraca Berg and Gary Harrison, was also nominated for a GRAMMY for Best Country Song, the Academy of Country Music Awards Best Country Song,  and the Country Music Radio Awards for Song of the Year. Carter co-wrote the title track “Did I Shave My Legs for This?” with Rhonda Hart.

“Who knew that some girl talk would end up becoming a cultural catchphrase for decades to come? Wow! This song is proof that a genuine, heartfelt message can be delivered with a sense of humor,” she added, “yet stand firm in the conviction to not settle for less in this life. Thanks to all the ladies who have sung this anthem at the top of their lungs and to my record label for letting me boldly title my debut album so memorably.”

Other chart-toppers from Carter’s debut album included “We Danced Anyway” (co-written by Berg and Randy Scruggs),How Do I Get There” (co-written by Carter and Chris Farren), and “Count Me In” (co-written by Carter and Chuck Jones).

As part of the album’s 25th Anniversary celebration, Carter will perform on the Grand Ole Opry Saturday, October 16, as part of the Opry’s 4,998th show. To purchase tickets, click HERE

Deana Carter will also celebrate the 25th Anniversary of her 5X Platinum debut album Did I Shave My Legs for This? in her hometown of Nashville on November 18, 2021 at the historic Ryman Auditorium, with special guests Charles Esten and Breland, as well as surprise appearances from other artists. Tickets are available NOW HERE.

It is such an honor and a career highlight to finally headline The Ryman, our sacred Mother Church, especially being a Nashville native and growing up in the industry, knowing that my dad, Fred Carter, Jr., performed on that stage with so many greats, Carter says. And all falling within the 25th anniversary re-release of my very first album Did I Shave My Legs For This? on UMG Nashville. It is a pinch-me moment now, she adds, and it will be on that super special night with Charles Esten and Breland and some surprise guests too.

Country newcomer Breland recently covered the first-love love song Strawberry Wine as part of Spotify’s 90s Country campaign and will be opening for Carter at the Ryman show. Strawberry Wine was just one of those songs that transcended time, Breland said of the ballad.

Frank Sinatra – Volume Five Go Digital

FRANK SINATRA CLASSICS GO DIGITAL TODAY WITH ‘RARITIES VOLUME 5

Frank Sinatra, one of the popular culture’s most captivating singers, was also a label founder, and the 60th-anniversary celebration of his Reprise recordings continues across all streaming services today with the release of Frank Sinatra: Reprise Rarities Volume 5 from Frank Sinatra Enterprises and UMe.

Showcasing 14 Reprise tracks spanning 1962-1981, Frank Sinatra: Reprise Rarities Volume 5, available HERE, completes this digital-only series, which focuses on the legacy of “The Chairman of the Board” founding Reprise Records and features rarities available via all digital streaming platforms.  Most of the songs on each volume have made their digital debut, and today’s collection follows Volume 1 (HERE), released December 2020 in honor of Frank Sinatra’s birthday; Volume 2 (HERE), released in February 2021 for Valentine’s Day; the spring release of Volume 3 (HERE) in May and the summer release of Volume 4 in August (HERE).

Volume 5 features Frank singing with musical legends such as Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Keely Smith, Nancy Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, and Sammy Davis Jr. Several of the tracks are from Sinatra’s acclaimed Reprise Musical Repertory Theatre project. Taken together, all five volumes, now available on all streaming services, present non-LP singles, alternate versions, and bonus tracks from previous box sets.

Hailed by The New York Times for an “extraordinary voice [that] elevated popular song into an art,” Sinatra realized a long-time dream by forming his own record label, Reprise, in 1960. At the time Sinatra’s business model was highly innovative in the recording industry; the very first of its kind, he pioneered the concept of having artists create and control their recordings.

“Untrammeled, unfettered, unconfined” is how the early advertisements described Sinatra on Reprise.

Throughout the years, artists including Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Bing Crosby, Nancy Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Frank Zappa, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Green Day, and Michael Bublé, among others, have recorded albums for Reprise.

Siriusly Sinatra (SiriusXM Ch. 71) will air an exclusive ‘Sinatra: Reprise Rarities’ special in September with additional 60th-anniversary highlights through 2021.

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SUBLIME – BEHIND THE COVER

SUBLIME CELEBRATES 25th ANNIVERSARY OF ICONIC SELF-TITLED ALBUM WITH BEHIND THE ALBUM COVER EPISODE

TRAVIS BARKER-PRODUCED SONGS, “PAWN SHOP” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO, GRAPHIC NOVEL, LIMITED EDITION SUBLIME MEXICAN LAGER, NEW MERCH DROP AND MORE PLANNED TO COMMEMORATE 25th ANNIVERSARY

25 years ago today, Sublime’s self-titled album was released after the untimely passing of lead singer Bradley Nowell, spawning timeless hits like “What I Got,” “Santeria,” and “Wrong Way.” The iconic album continues to connect with fans and live on a quarter-century after its initial release, as the music endures, and new generations discover Sublime. To celebrate the 25th anniversary, the band’s management Surfdog/DKM in conjunction with UMe have arranged several special releases and events, plus new merch with Live Nation and other partners to commemorate the milestone.

Sublime 25th Anniversary Highlights:

‘Behind The Album Cover’ Episode: An in-depth conversation with Sublime art legend Opie Ortiz as he explains the history of the legendary ‘Sublime’ album cover and how it came to be. Fans can check out the episode here.

Virtual Plaque Presentation: Plaques have been presented to Sublime members drummer Bud Gaugh, bassist Eric Wilson and vocalist Bradley Nowell, accepted on his behalf by widow Troy DenDekker and son Jakob Nowell, to commemorate over 18 million in album consumption in the U.S. according to MRC. Bud and Eric recently spoke to The World Famous KROQ about this milestone, fans can check out the interview here.

Sublime Graphic Novel ‘$5 At The Door’:  Sublime partnered with Z2 Comics to create SUBLIME: $5 AT THE DOOR, a graphic novel that will be released in standard soft and hardcover editions in comic shops and bookstores alike in June 2021. Featuring brand-new cover artwork by SUBLIME family membersOPIE ORTIZ and DJ PRODUCT ©1969,a special deluxe edition and highly limited super deluxe edition are available for preorder now exclusively through the Z2 website. Deluxe and super deluxe editions include a special first-time vinyl edition of the “Doin’ Time” EP, unavailable elsewhere, as well as exclusive prints, Lou-Dog toy and more! SUBLIME: $5 AT THE DOOR will be available on August 3.

$5 At The Door Comic Book Signing: Saturday August 14 fans are invited to attend an exclusive book signing featuring Sublime art legends Opie Ortiz and DJ PRODUCT ©1969 at Atomic Basement Comics in Long Beach, CA.

AleSmith Sublime Mexican Lager Limited Edition 19.2oz Beer Cans: AleSmith Brewing Company has released a batch of limited-edition cans of Sublime Mexican Lager featuring the new artwork from the band’s OG sun artist, Opie Ortiz that’s also featured on the cover of the graphic novel. Fans can get their hands on these limited-release 19.2oz. cans at the AleSmith Tasting Room and select retailers in California. In addition to the slim cans, a new limited run of 40 oz. bottles featuring Opie’s artwork will be available to pre-order in mid-August. Fans can use AleSmith’s beerfinder to check local availability.

“Garden Grove” and “Pawn Shop” Official Music Videos: The official music video for fan favorite “Pawn Shop” will be released in the coming weeks and is animated in the style of psychedelic-surfer-punk-graffiti, inspired by late-night edgy animations with Sublime’s iconography morphing throughout. The “Garden Grove” video was shot as a “love letter” to the Long Beach lifestyle and was released earlier this year.

Travis Barker ProjectTravis Barker is currently in the studio producing covers, remixes and collaborating with artists of all genres to reimagine various Sublime songs from the iconic self-titled album.

“We’re not trying to write punk rock. We’re not trying to write reggae. We’re not trying to write ska,” Sublime‘s Bradley Nowell told KROQ in 1995. “We’re just trying to write a good song.” They did exactly that—time and time again. “What I Got,” “Santeria,” “Wrong Way,” and “Doin’ Time” remain innovative staples from the ’90s alternative boom. But they accomplished even more: In less than a decade within the national limelightthe laid-back Long Beach trio spawned an entire genre—fusing reggae grooves, punk grittiness, ska energy, back porch folk introspection, and hip-hop swagger. Decades after the tragic death of singer-songwriter Bradley Nowell, Sublime remain an institution: With over 18 million in album consumption in the U.S. according to MRC; and their merchandise, emblazoned with the iconic sun logo, dominates sales at retailers including Target, Urban Outfitters and Spencer Gifts. Most importantly, the music remains timeless—a rite of passage for misfit listeners who refuse to color within the lines of conventional genre.

About Sublime

Sublime, the Long Beach, CA, reggae-punk/alternative rock trio, was founded in 1988 by Eric Wilson, Bud Gaugh and Bradley Nowell. Their first self-produced album, 40oz. to Freedom, was released in 1992 via the band’s label Skunk Records. The success of that album and heavy radio exposure by Southern California’s KROQ (two years after its initial release) secured Sublime signing to MCA Records in time for the band’s 1994 sophomore album, Robbin’ the Hood, which revealed an experimental ethic more in keeping with cut-and-paste dub than the well-tuned rage of the Cali punk revival. The album performed well at college radio and set the stage for the breakout success of their self-titled third album. On May 25, 1996, however, lead vocalist and guitarist Nowell tragically passed away and the band collapsed, but the eponymous SUBLIME was still slated for a July 1996 release. On the strength of the chart-topping alternative radio hit “What I Got,” the album was certified gold by the end of 1996. “Santeria” and “Wrong Way” followed and enjoyed heavy airplay, and their self-titled album eventually sold more than seven million copies, making it one of the most popular reggae-punk albums in history. Such success spread to the band’s earlier albums too, leading 40oz. to Freedom to double-platinum sales and Robbin’ the Hood to gold certification. Sublime have gone on to sell millions of albums in the US, and their genre-defining music and their cultural influence is stronger today than ever before.

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NELLY’S DILEMMA Video Hits 1 Billion Views on YouTube

UMe/Republic announced today, Nelly’s single “Dilemma” from Nellyville is now officially part of YouTube’s Billion Views Club. Watch the video, here.

“It is both humbling and what every artist hopes for, to see your work from 20 years ago still getting such love from fans old and new. Super dope that a song made before YouTube existed is getting so much support now and shout out to Nelly fans and to my girl Kelly Rowland who helped make this song a hit when we made it and still a hit today!” – Nelly

Reaching 1 billion views on YouTube, “Dilemma” is one of only a handful of Rap/Hip-Hop music videos from the Pre-YouTube era to achieve this milestone. Nelly joins a diverse and elite group of artists from this era to do the same, including 50 Cent, Nirvana, Queen, Guns N’ Roses, Whitney Houston, The Cranberries and a-ha.

The video for “Dilemma” was directed by and produced by GRAMMY® Award winning Ryan Bowser pka GHOST (Monica, 112, Tyrese, Bow Wow).

The second song released from the Nellyville album, “Dilemma” featuring Kelly Rowland was a No. 1 single across multiple Billboard charts (Hot 100, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop/Top 40/Rhythmic). Nelly’s “Hot in Herre” was No. 1 on the charts, until it was replaced by his own single “Dilemma.” The smash hit went on to win that year’s GRAMMY® Award for Best Rap/Sung Performance.

“Dilemma” secured its place in the hearts of Nelly fans over the last 20 years and has recently been boosted by social media popularity from both existing fans and a whole new fanbase lip-syncing to the iconic song.

Born Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. in Austin, Texas, and eventually settling in St. Louis, Nelly is credited as putting St. Louis hip hop music on the map. The rapper showed early promise, forming The St. Lunatics in 1993 with his childhood friends, MCs “Ali” Jones, Torhi “Murphy Lee” Harper, Lavell “City Spud” Webb, and Robert “Kyjuan” Cleveland. After huge local success and persistence with their unique sound of southern-style hip hop, Republic Records signed Nelly and the St. Lunatics.

Nelly’s Official Artist Channel on YouTube features many of his classic videos remastered in HD.

Titles available on Nelly’s Official Artist Channel include:  

Country Grammar

E.I.

Ride Wit Me

Batter Up

Hot In Herre

Just A Dream

My Place

Dilemma

Grillz

Over And Over

Over the last 12 months Nelly has amassed over 600M views across YouTube and his Official Artist Channel has amassed over 4M subscribers to date.

Nelly’s star power is undeniable. With over 24 gold and platinum records, 3 No. 1 albums, over 4 million YouTube subscribers and multiple record-breaking videos, Nelly continues to celebrate milestones, anniversaries, and new chart-topping hits. Nelly just celebrated 20 years of his diamond-selling Country Grammar and now 20 years of Nellyville while releasing a new country inspired album called Heartland due out this summer. He is also currently filming a new season of Hollywood Husbands and touring the US.

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JULY 4TH CELEBRATION – THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW YOUTUBE CHANNEL

The Ed Sullivan Show’s official Youtube Channel celebrates America’s Independence Day weekend with “This Is My Country” and “America The Beautiful,” performed by Pat Boone and West Point Glee Club, respectively. July 4th continues with a rousing rendition of “God Bless America Again” from trailblazing country star Loretta Lynn. Also featured are “The Star Spangled Banner” by Oberkirchen Choir, an inspiring version of “America Our Heritage” from the Washington D.C. Festival Chorus and more.

Among the upcoming classic performers featured are Connie Francis (“Alexander’s Ragtime Band”), Jackie Wilson (“I’m Comin’ On Back To You,” “Night”), Liza Minnelli (“The Travelin’ Life”), Louis Armstrong (“Royal Garden Blues”), plus Petula Clark (“My Love”) and Ray Charles (“Eleanor Rigby”). The wide range of musical performances also includes the Brenda Lee, Dave Brubeck Quartet, Mahalia Jackson, Paul Anka, Wayne Newton and many more.

Comedy clips include Alan King, Charles Nelson Reilly & Nancy Walker, Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara, Totie Fields. From acrobats to The Muppets to skits with the inimitable host himself, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The Ed Sullivan Show YouTube channel honors an entertainment legacy with new clips daily and a wide range of playlists to explore.

Throughout its historic 23-year primetime run (1948-1971), The Ed Sullivan Show brought the hottest performances from around the world and introduced emerging talent to America’s living rooms every Sunday night. The show featured some of the earliest or first televised performances of music superstars including The Band, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Jackson 5, The Mamas and The Papas, The Supremes, and The Rolling Stones.

Among the voluminous gems in this vast catalog are iconic clips most of which have not been seen in decades. UMe uploads new videos daily, including scores of rarities available digitally for the first time, to The Ed Sullivan Show’s official YouTube channel and EdSullivan.com, both newly updated.

Live On The Ed Sullivan Show Youtube channel, July 1-15*: 

STREAM DATE – ARTIST – PERFORMANCE – AIRDATE

THU 7/1 – Alan King – Airplane – June 2, 1968

THU 7/1 – The Kessler Twins – When In Rome – October 16, 1966

THU 7/1 – Eddy Manson – Swanee River – August 5, 1962

THU 7/1 – Tony Martin – You Made Me Love You – November 27, 1960

FRI 7/2 – Phil Spitalny’s Hour Of Charm – Hallelujah Chorus – March 25, 1951

FRI 7/2 – Strategic Air Command Band – Strike Up the Band – March 16, 1969

FRI 7/2 – Allen & Rossi, Ed Sullivan – How To Phone Women For Dates And Ed Sullivan – May 22, 1966

FRI 7/2 – Sandy Stewart – After You’ve Gone – April 16, 1961

FRI 7/2 – Gordon Macrae – America the Beautiful – July 6, 1969

SAT 7/3 – Pat Boone – This Is My Country – June 2, 1963

SAT 7/3 – Louis Armstrong – Royal Garden Blues – October 8, 1961

SAT 7/3 – Eddy Arnold – Wreck Of The Old ’97 – January 26, 1964

SAT 7/3 – The Harmonicats – Peg O’ My Heart – February 26, 1950

SAT 7/3 – Enzo Stuarti – Battle Hymn Of The Republic – September 6, 1964

SUN 7/4 – West Point Glee Club – America the Beautiful – June 9, 1968

SUN 7/4 – Oberkirchen Choir – The Star Spangled Banner – September 26, 1954

SUN 7/4 – Washington D.C. Festival Chorus – America Our Heritage – August 17, 1969

SUN 7/4 – Dolores Gray – You’re A Grand Old Flag – July 4, 1954

SUN 7/4 – Loretta Lynn – God Bless America Again – May 30, 1971

MON 7/5 – The Kane Triplets – Pow, Pow, Pow – June 11, 1967

MON 7/5 – Alan King – Son’s Bar Mitzvah & Ed Sullivan’s Anniversary – June 2, 1968

MON 7/5 – The Dubliners – Muirsheen Durkin – March 17, 1968

MON 7/5 – Jackie Wilson – I’m Comin’ On Back To You – May 28, 1961

TUE 7/6 – Pat Henning – Psychiatrist, Uncle And Bette Davis – February 22, 1959

TUE 7/6 – Charles Nelson Riley & Nancy Walker – Lovers Meet At The Deli Skit – February 6, 1966

TUE 7/6 – Liza Minnelli – The Travelin’ Life – January 3, 1965

TUE 7/6 – Dave Brubeck Quartet – I’m In A Dancing Mood – October 16, 1960

WED 7/7 – Totie Fields – Fan Letter – January 16, 1966

WED 7/7 – Shirley Verrett – Ave Maria – May 24, 1964

WED 7/7 – The McGuire Sisters – How Come You Do Me (Like You Do) – October 17, 1965

WED 7/7 – Connie Francis – Medley: Up Above My Head / Glory Glory / Light Of Love – March 21, 1965

THU 7/8 – Mary Hopkin – Goodbye – May 25, 1969

THU 7/8 – Teresa Brewer – How Come You Do Me Like You Do – February 6, 1955

THU 7/8 – Jackie Wilson – Night – March 31, 1963

THU 7/8 – Petula Clark – My Love – November 28, 1965

FRI 7/9 – Phil Spitalny’s Hour Of Charm – Spring Song – April 1, 1951

FRI 7/9 – The Missionary Dominican Sisters Of Our Lady Of Fichermont – Puer Natus Est Nobis – January 5, 1964

FRI 7/9 – Al Hirt – That’s A Plenty – December 10, 1961

FRI 7/9 – W.C. Handy – St. Louis Blues – December 18, 1949

SAT 7/10 – Mary Hopkin – Morning Of My Life – October 27, 1968

SAT 7/10 – Sandler & Young – In the Sunshine Days – January 7, 1968

SAT 7/10 – Mahalia Jackson – Were You There When They Crucified My Lord? – April 15, 1962

SAT 7/10 – Wayne Newton – Medley: (Give Me That) Old Time Religion/America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee) – June 12, 1966

SUN 7/11 -The Amin Brothers – Acrobats – December 15, 1963

SUN 7/11 – Polly Bergen – I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm – December 20, 1959

SUN 7/11 – Shirley Bassey – S Wonderful – November 13, 1960

SUN 7/11 – Ray Charles – Eleanor Rigby – December 8, 1968

MON 7/12 – Mahalia Jackson – By His Word – December 18, 1960

MON 7/12 – Al Hirt, Milton Berle – Musical Humor – December 15, 1963

MON 7/12 – The Muppets – The Art Of Visual Thinking With Kermit The Frog – October 2, 1966

MON 7/12 – Wayne Newton – I Wish You Love – December 12, 1965

TUE 7/13 – Mary Hopkin – Those Were The Days – October 27, 1968

TUE 7/13 – Allan Drake – Kids Today – June 28, 1964

TUE 7/13 – Wayne Newton – Apple Blossom Time – May 30, 1965

TUE 7/13 – Paul Anka – I Love You – February 11, 1962

WED 7/14 – Sid Caesar, Ed Sullivan, Shirley Bassey – French Restaurant – February 28, 1971

WED 7/14 – Phil Spitalny’s Hour Of Charm – Voices Of Spring – April 1, 1951

WED 7/14 – Roger Williams – Supercalifragilistic – January 31, 1965

WED 7/14 – Ray Charles – If It Wasn’t For Bad Luck – December 8, 1968

FRI 7/15 – Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara – Wrong Phone Number – January 16, 1966

FRI 7/15 – George Givot – Malaprops – July 27, 1958

FRI 7/15 – Brenda Lee – Losing You – May 12, 1963

FRI 7/15 – Connie Francis – Alexander’s Ragtime Band – October 14, 1962

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About The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show is the most popular primetime variety show in American history. For nearly a quarter century, Ed Sullivan hosted the greatest array of talent on television, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley and Motown artists such as The Supremes, The Temptations and The Jackson 5. Every Sunday night at 8pm on CBS from 1948-1971, The Ed Sullivan Show showcased a wide variety of pop culture from the worlds of music, comedy, novelty and much more. The library of 1,000 hours includes over 10,000 performances.

About SOFA Entertainment

In 1990, Andrew Solt formed SOFA Entertainment Inc. and acquired The Ed Sullivan Show from the Sullivan family. The Ed Sullivan Show is the most respected and revered variety show in television history. SOFA Entertainment is the copyright holder of the original Ed Sullivan programs and over 150 hours of newly created programming.

About UMe

Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) is the global catalog and special markets division of Universal Music Group (UMG).  Working closely in concert with UMG’s record labels, territories and operating companies, UMe provides a frontline approach to catalog management, an emphasis on strategic marketing initiatives and creating opportunities in new technologies.

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THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW YOUTUBE CHANNEL

JUNE BRINGS FRANK SINATRA, NANCY SINATRA, JANIS JOPLIN AND MORE TO ‘THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW’ YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Iconic Clips And Historic Performances Officially Available Worldwide Via Streaming Platforms From UMe and SOFA Entertainment 

The Ed Sullivan Show’s official YouTube channel continues in June with the iconic “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’” by Nancy Sinatra and one of the primetime juggernaut’s most surprising moments; when Frank Sinatra presented Ed Sullivan with a birthday cake for the show’s 16th anniversary in 1964. Five years later and premiering on the channel this month, rock ‘n’ roll legend Janis Joplin gave The Ed Sullivan Show viewers a Woodstock preview with her upbeat performance of “Raise Your Hand,” one of the songs she belted out during her set at the historic music festival in August 1969.

Additional classic performances include Joel Grey “Give My Regards To Broadway,” Lionel Hampton “12th Street Rag,” Paul Anka “Put Your Head On My Shoulder” and Tony Bennett “It Had To Be You.” Also on the stage are music greats Al Hirt, Billy Eckstine, Edith Piaf, and Harry Belafonte.

June also features Hollywood greats Charlie Chaplin Jr. and Orson Welles, laughs from Harpo Marx and Ed Sullivan, Henny Youngman, Totie Fields, plus family fun with Linon the Belgian Clown, plate spinners The Alcettys and comedic acrobats The Martys, among others. An engaging celebration of pop culture (Bob King takes aim at modern music, rock stars and deejays) and high culture (Laurance Harvey reads Tennyson’s “The Charge Of The Light Brigade”), The Ed Sullivan Show YouTube channel honors an entertainment legacy with new clips daily and a wide range of playlists to explore.

Throughout its historic 23-year primetime run (1948-1971), The Ed Sullivan Show brought the hottest performances from around the world and introduced emerging talent to America’s living rooms every Sunday night. The show featured some of the earliest or first televised performances of music superstars including The Band, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Jackson 5, The Mamas and The Papas, The Supremes, and The Rolling Stones.

Among the voluminous gems in this vast catalog are iconic clips most of which have not been seen in decades. UMe uploads new videos daily, including scores of rarities available digitally for the first time, to The Ed Sullivan Show’s official YouTube channel and Ed Sullivan’s website, both newly updated.

Live On The Ed Sullivan Show YOUTUBE channel, June 18-30*:

STREAM DATE ARTIST PERFORMANCE AIRDATE
FRI 6/18 Bert Lahr Paper Picker Schneider’s Miracle Skit September 6, 1964
FRI 6/18 Charlie Chaplin Jr. Little Tramp In The Park May 29, 1960
FRI 6/18 Bob King The Average Person January 26, 1964
FRI 6/18 Ella Fitzgerald** My Last Affair February 2, 1964
FRI 6/18 Harry Belafonte Shake That Little Foot March 29, 1964
SAT 6/19 David Frye Celebrity Impressions October 15, 1967
SAT 6/19 Corporal Richard Linfors & Corporal John Lloyd Drill Team June 12, 1955
SAT 6/19 Al Hirt It’s A Long, Long Way To Tipperary June 18, 1961
SUN 6/20 Davis & Reese Bickering Singers October 10, 1965
SUN 6/20 Happy Gestures With Red Skelton Comedic Performance Of Your Cheatin’ Heart February 22, 1959
SUN 6/20 Orson Welles Orson Welles Tells The Tale Of La Befana December 25, 1955
SUN 6/20 Hendra & Ullett NY Cabbie And English Passenger January 1, 1967
SUN 6/20 Nancy Sinatra These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ February 27, 1966
MON 6/21 Dick Shawn & Augusta Merighi Arty & Interfering Mother May 27, 1956
MON 6/21 Helen Shapiro After You’ve Gone October 28, 1962
MON 6/21 Joel Grey Give My Regards To Broadway May 4, 1969
TUE 6/22 Gene Baylos Money, Insults Audience & Life’s Observations April 5, 1970
TUE 6/22 Mary O’Hara Quiet Land Of Erin March 12, 1961
TUE 6/22 Harpo Marx & Ed Sullivan Knife Thief With Ed Sullivan April 23, 1961
TUE 6/22 Connie Francis La Paloma July 1, 1962
WED 6/23 Henny Youngman Becoming A Comedian June 14, 1959
WED 6/23 Maureen O’Hara Come Back To Erin March 11, 1962
WED 6/23 Ted Lewis I’m Stepping Out With A Memory July 22, 1956
WED 6/23 Billy Eckstine Ma She’s Making Eyes At Me January 10, 1965
THU 6/24 Davis & Reese Boxer Interview Sketch February 16, 1958
THU 6/24 Henri Salvador Family Album & Language Sketch November 4, 1956
THU 6/24 Paul Schon Army Air Corps Song February 18, 1951
THU 6/24 The Serendipity Singers Every Time I Feel The Spirit December 27, 1964
FRI 6/25 George Carl Bumbling Magician Pantomime March 28, 1965
FRI 6/25 Henri Salvador Laughing Sketch & Dining Mime October 21, 1956
FRI 6/25 Maude Nugent Sweet Rosie O’Grady December 18, 1949
FRI 6/25 Rolly Rolls Mighty Like A Rose June 5, 1949
SAT 6/26 Jay Marshall And Lefty Lefty The Hand Puppet Sings “If I Had My Way” January 12, 1958
SAT 6/26 Rudy Vallee Ta Ra Ra Boom De Ay February 13, 1949
SAT 6/26 Ella Fitzgerald** Oh, Lady Be Good! March 24, 1957
SUN 6/27 Henny Youngman Gambling, The Wife March 4, 1962
SUN 6/27 Stagg McMann Trio Dance Of The Hours August 6, 1950
SUN 6/27 Ted Lewis When My Baby Smiles At Me January 2, 1955
SUN 6/27 Al Hirt Down By The Riverside May 7, 1961
SUN 6/27 Paul Anka Put Your Head On My Shoulder November 1, 1959
MON 6/28 Phil Spitalny’s Hour Of Charm Ave Maria March 25, 1951
MON 6/28 Timi Yuro Let Me Call You Sweetheart January 14, 1962
MON 6/28 Frank Sinatra Happy 16th Anniversary June 28, 1964
MON 6/28 Harry Belafonte The Baby Boy April 22, 1962
TUE 6/29 Pearl Bailey Nobody June 26, 1955
TUE 6/29 Rudy Vallee The Whiffenpoof Song February 13, 1949
TUE 6/29 Tony Martin I’ll See You In My Dreams June 28, 1953
TUE 6/29 The Kessler Twins Mas Que Nada/The Look Of Love April 19, 1970
WED 6/30 Robert Alda Medley: In The Good Old Summertime/Moonlight Bay August 26, 1951
WED 6/30 Richard Harris Camelot April 28, 1968
WED 6/30 Janis Joplin Raise Your Hand March 16, 1969
WED 6/30 Tony Bennett It Had To Be You June 27, 1965

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Live On The Ed Sullivan Show YOUTUBE channel, a recap*** of June 1-17:

STREAM DATE ARTIST PERFORMANCE AIRDATE
TUE 6/1 Arthur Worsley Ventriloquist “When You’re Smiling” October 2, 1966
TUE 6/1 Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara With Sergio Franchi How Men Treat Women June 14, 1970
TUE 6/1 Acker Bilk Acker’s Laquer October 28, 1962
TUE 6/1 Moms Mabley Old Men April 26, 1970
WED 6/2 Ravic And Babs Roller Skating Duo February 12, 1967
WED 6/2 Morey Amsterdam New York And Newspaper Articles December 11, 1966
WED 6/2 Abbe Lane My Man July 17, 1960
THU 6/3 Myron Cohen Irish Themed Jokes March 15, 1959
THU 6/3 Totie Fields Shopping March 24, 1963
THU 6/3 Lana Cantrell When You Wish Upon A Star October 8, 1967
FRI 6/4 Myron Cohen Marriage February 23, 1969
FRI 6/4 Ella Fitzgerald You’d Better Love Me November 23, 1969
FRI 6/4 The Jovers Balancing Act May 28, 1967
FRI 6/4 Rudi Schweitzer Juggler March 22, 1970
FRI 6/4 Frances Farmer Down In The Valley October 27, 1957
SAT 6/5 Stanley Myron Handelman Masculinity & Confidence November 1, 1970
SAT 6/5 Brook Benton Fools Rush In February 4, 1962
SUN 6/6 Alan Young New Father And A Crying Baby February 25, 1951
SUN 6/6 Bob King Famous Quotes April 26, 1964
SUN 6/6 Jackie Wilson To Be Loved December 4, 1960
MON 6/7 Schaller Brothers Trampoline Act February 9, 1969
MON 6/7 Buddy Hackett Career, Coney Island And Ed Sullivan Janaury 3, 1965
MON 6/7 Roger Williams Every Little Movement July 28, 1957
MON 6/7 Harry Belafonte Muleskinner April 22, 1962
TUE 6/8 Totie Fields Skiing March 27, 1966
TUE 6/8 The Goofers Comedic Acrobats “Mutual Admiration Society” May 24, 1959
TUE 6/8 The Little Singers of Tokyo Swanee April 5, 1964
TUE 6/8 Rosemary Clooney I Ain’t Got Nobody May 7, 1961
WED 6/9 Rudi Schweitzer Juggling Act November 28, 1965
WED 6/9 Ames Brothers & Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz Lucille Ball 5th Ames Brother February 5, 1956
WED 6/9 Charles Manna French Travel Agent January 20, 1963
WED 6/9 Les Paul & Mary Ford The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise August 19, 1951
THU 6/10 The Cordons Whip Act June 24, 1956
THU 6/10 Toni Harper Three Blind Mice June 12, 1949
THU 6/10 Bob Lewis Worries About Life And A Musical Group December 6, 1964
THU 6/10 Burl Ives Foggy, Foggy Dew March 22, 1953
FRI 6/11 The Alcettys Plate Spinning And Balancing Act March 1, 1964
FRI 6/11 Billy Baxter Greenwich Village Weather In England – James Bond May 1, 1966
FRI 6/11 Sandler & Young Mr. Boom Boom (Mr. Bass Man) January 7, 1968
FRI 6/11 Ella Fitzgerald Hotta Chocolatta March 24, 1957
SAT 6/12 Trio Hoganas Tooth Line Balance Act March 19, 1967
SAT 6/12 Roger Williams Abide With Me April 2, 1961
SAT 6/12 Jimmy Roselli Give My Regards To Broadway January 2, 1966
SUN 6/13 Linon Belgian Clown December 16, 1962
SUN 6/13 The Martys Comedic Acrobats February 19, 1967
SUN 6/13 Bob King Marriage And Family Life August 16, 1964
SUN 6/13 Jimmie Rodgers Honeycomb November 3, 1957
MON 6/14 Leo Bassi Foot Juggler June 7, 1964
MON 6/14 Bob King Modern Music, Rock Stars and DeeJays March 28, 1965
MON 6/14 The Martin Brothers Argentine Juggling Pair November 30, 1969
MON 6/14 Edith Piaf The Poor People Of Paris September 23, 1956
TUE 6/15 Arthur Haynes Acrobatic Sketch November 6, 1966
TUE 6/15 Laurance Harvey Reading of Tennyson’s “The Charge Of The Light Brigade” October 25, 1964
TUE 6/15 Totie Fields Decorating My Home November 5, 1967
TUE 6/15 Pat Rooney Sr. Sidewalks Of New York January 22, 1956
WED 6/16 Phil Foster Marriage And Kids May 1, 1955
WED 6/16 Charlotte Rae Anastasia Sketch April 21, 1957
WED 6/16 Graham W. Jackson Sr. St. Louis Blues with the New York Yankees June 17, 1951
WED 6/16 Phil Silvers & Ed Sullivan Phil Silvers Gives Ed Sullivan Singing Lessons November 6, 1955
THU 6/17 The Spencer Trio Balancing Act March 24, 1963
THU 6/17 Tony Hendra, Nick Ullett The Agony Of A New York Mets Fan August 7, 1966
THU 6/17 Harpo Marx, Ed Sullivan & Ray Bloch Imitations & Turkey In The Straw April 23, 1961
THU 6/17 Lionel Hampton 12th Street Rag May 1, 1955

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About The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show is the most popular primetime variety show in American history. For nearly a quarter century, Ed Sullivan hosted the greatest array of talent on television, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley and Motown artists such as The Supremes, The Temptations and The Jackson 5. Every Sunday night at 8pm on CBS from 1948-1971, The Ed Sullivan Show showcased a wide variety of pop culture from the worlds of music, comedy, novelty and much more. The library of 1,000 hours includes over 10,000 performances.

About SOFA Entertainment

In 1990, Andrew Solt formed SOFA Entertainment Inc. and acquired The Ed Sullivan Show from the Sullivan family. The Ed Sullivan Show is the most respected and revered variety show in television history. SOFA Entertainment is the copyright holder of the original Ed Sullivan programs and over 150 hours of newly created programming.

About UMe

Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) is the global catalog and special markets division of Universal Music Group (UMG).  Working closely in concert with UMG’s record labels, territories and operating companies, UMe provides a frontline approach to catalog management, an emphasis on strategic marketing initiatives and creating opportunities in new technologies.

Mary Wilson from Cathy Williams from UMe for use by 360 Magazine

Honoring Mary Wilson’s Memory – Black Music × Pride Month

Legendary artist/author and original and founding member of the Supremes, Mary Wilson was also known as a tireless advocate for the Black and LGBTQ+ communities. 

 

The Motown/UMe April release of Mary Wilson: Expanded Edition represented an ongoing effort to honor her memory and her passion for celebrating life through music. Her work to raise awareness of the need for tolerance and equality is especially poignant during June, which is dedicated to Black Music Month and Pride Month; her music provides a fitting backdrop to celebrations and events — from intimate events to large-scale community celebrations.  

 

Ms. Wilson believed in the power of music, especially the joy The Supremes brought to the world. She carried on that legacy throughout her career and right up to the days before her untimely passing in February, just weeks before the release of Mary Wilson: Expanded Edition.  

 

“The music was inclusive. It didn’t matter who you were, the music touched your soul. Music, to me, brought all the souls together. I’ve always said that Motown was an ambassador for love and for friendship because it brought people together.” – Mary Wilson in a 2015 interview with Pride Source.

Mary Wilson: Expanded Edition was originally announced to celebrate her 77th Birthday and honor her history and legacy with the first of her album projects. Ms. Wilson, who retained ownership of her solo recordings, wanted to make the album – and much more – available to her many fans around the world. Mary Wilson: Expanded Edition is a newly compiled version of her solo album, originally released by Motown in 1979, that will now be available on all digital platforms for the first time. Added to the album are eight incredible bonus tracks, four of them unreleased, including the legendary tracks recorded as a follow-up to the album produced by Gus Dudgeon (Elton John, Joan Armatrading, Chris Rea, et al). Featured as the lead single is a brand-new song, “Why Can’t We All Get Along,” produced by Richard Davis and co-written with Angelo Bond, who previously had great success as a co-writer with General Johnson and Greg Perry for “Bring The Boys Home.”

 

Mary Wilson, who had many fond memories around recording her solo debut, was so excited about the release of this album that, after finalizing details with UMe, she created an impromptu “teaser,” posting what was to be her final YouTube video. “I finally decided how to work with Universal, and they are going to release new Mary Wilson recordings,” she said. “Yes! At last! At last,” adding that the expanded version of the album, known by her and to fans as “Red Hot,” referring to its lead single, will include the Dudgeon productions – and something new. “It was four wonderful songs that were never released… and I also have some other songs, some surprising new songs… Thank you Universal for chiming in with me and helping this come true. Hopefully some of that will be out on my birthday, March 6th… I’ve got my fingers crossed.”

 

Sadly, the world mourned the sudden passing of Mary Wilson on February 8th, which also marked the 56th anniversary of The Supremes’ #1 hit, “Stop! In the Name Of Love.” She was a world-renowned singer, best-selling author, a humanitarian, artist rights advocate, philanthropist, cultural ambassador for the U.S. appointed by Colin Powell, but she was best known as a “Supreme.” She was the co-founder of the original Supremes, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, which signed to Motown in January 1961, making this year their 60th anniversary. The group broke down barriers by becoming the world’s most popular female singing trio, with an unprecedented string of 12 number one hits, 33 top 40 singles, a record breaking 5 consecutive number ones, and the first number one album for a female group. Mary Wilson is the only member with the group from their signing in 1961 to their disbanding in 1977. Their legendary history is the foundation for dozens of books, movies, and even three Broadway musicals.

 

But the often-overlooked history is of the solo careers of Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard. Ballard had previously released an album on ABC Records while, upon leaving the Supremes, Mary Wilson released her self-titled solo album debut on Motown, her label for the previous 18 years. Mary Wilson had the potential of becoming a dance classic. Famed Motown Producer Hal Davis, known for #1 hits on the Jackson 5, Thelma Houston and Diana Ross crafted a lush disco album for Wilson, with six dance tracks and a mid-tempo ballad. Wilson recorded the album while pregnant with her youngest son, Raphael, and for the album’s cover shoot she was wrapped in a jacket to hide the pregnancy.

 

“Red Hot” was the obvious lead single. But just prior to the release of the album the infamous Disco Demolition Night took place at Comiskey Park in Chicago on July 12, 1979. The “Disco Sucks” movement impacted the release of Mary Wilson, and the single reached #85 on the dance chart and #95 on the R&B chart. This new collection retrieves for history the song’s rare 12” and 7” mixes, which were unique from the album’s version. Despite being loved by fans, and the release of a second single, “Pick Up the Pieces” in the U.K., the Mary Wilson album did not get the recognition it deserved.

 

In 1980, Mary Wilson headed to Europe to record with Elton John’s producer, Gus Dudgeon. The late Dudgeon, who started as Decca Records’ in-house recording engineer, became a key creative collaborator with Elton John, producing seven No. 1 albums, in addition to creating masterworks with David Bowie, Joan Armatrading, Chris Rea, and many more.

 

Wilson wrote in her second autobiography, Supreme Faith: Someday We’ll Be Together, “I was very excited about these four songs. It wasn’t the formula disco of my first album. Two of the songs were big ballads. The other two were rock and roll in the style of Tina Turner’s mid-eighties hits; I was certainly ahead of the time.” Three of the four songs were never released. The fourth song, “You Dance My Heart Around the Stars,” first made available in 2015 on a collection of the co-writer’s, Steve Kalinich, a frequent collaborator of the Beach Boys, is considered one of Wilson’s finest performances. 

 

In 1986 Mary Wilson wrote her best-selling autobiography, Dreamgirl: My Life As A Supreme, followed by two more books, Supreme Faith: Someday We’ll Be Together, and Supreme Glamour. Although Mary continued to record and release music through the rest of her career, fans have continually requested to hear this music. These songs remain among the most requested items in the Motown catalog.

 

While recording more music over the last 10 years, Mary Wilson reconnected with Richard Davis, executive of Gold Forever Music, a publishing company established by Eddie Holland after leaving Motown. In the early days of Motown, Holland-Dozier-Holland was the songwriting team responsible for The Supremes’ string of hit records.

 

While Mary continued to record, she kept a journal with her most personal thoughts, perspective, outlook, philosophy on life, beliefs based on her experiences and topics of the day. Richard Davis discussed this song with Wilson. Mary told Davis and Bond that their lyrics were able to capture and articulate her feelings into song and help her tell her story. As she was watching and writing about her feelings about the political unrest and the division in the country, Mary felt strongly about releasing “Why Can’t We All Get Along,” now in the hopes of spreading a positive message through music.

 

TRACKLISTING:

Mary Wilson

Mary Wilson: Expanded Edition

 

1.   Red Hot (6:06)

2.   I’ve Got What You Need (5:08)

3.   You Make Me Feel So Good (5:51)

4.  (I Love A) Warm Summer Night  (4:07)

5.   Pick Up the Pieces * (5:01)

6.   You’re the Light That Guides My Way (3:18)

7.   Midnight Dancer (3:08)

 

#1-7: Produced by Hal Davis

* Co-Produced by Hal Davis & Bobby Belle

Originally issued as Motown M7-927 R1 (1979)

 

Bonus Tracks

 

The Red Hot Singles

8.   Red Hot 7” Single Version (3:53)

9.   Red Hot 12” Disco Version – Remixed by Rusty Garner (7:12)

10. Red Hot 12” B-Side Promo Version – Remixed by Rusty Garner (3:53) – previously unreleased commercially

 

The Gus Dudgeon Sessions – previously unreleased except **

11. You Dance My Heart Around the Stars** (4:34)

12. Love Talk (4:05)

13. Save Me (3:53)

14. Green River (3:36)

 

The Richard Davis Sessions – previously unreleased

15. Why Can’t We All Get Along Single version (4:50)

Singing by Mina Tocalini for 360 Magazine

Carrie Hope Fletcher x Far Too Late

Polydor Records/UMe announce the release of “Far Too Late” from the forthcoming album of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cinderella.” “Far Too Late” is sung by Carrie Hope Fletcher and is released on today across all DSPs.

“Far Too Late” is the latest in a string of acclaimed tracks from the album of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cinderella,” which is set for release on July 9. The album, written and produced during lockdown in the UK, features voices from the cast of the highly anticipated new musical, as well as some soon-to-be announced, high-profile guest vocalists.

The release of “Far Too Late” comes after it was first revealed to audiences in September 2020 with a performance by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Carrie Hope Fletcher in a rarely sighted and stripped-back performance at Her Majesty’s Theatre, home to Phantom of the Opera, in London.

The world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cinderella,” the first new production to open after the coronavirus pandemic, will be at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on June 25. “Cinderella” is a new romantic musical comedy featuring an original story and book by 2021 OSCAR® winner EMERALD FENNELL (“Promising Young Woman”) and lyrics by Tony & Olivier award winner DAVID ZIPPEL (“City of Angels”). LAURENCE CONNOR (“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “School of Rock”) directs, with choreography by JOANN M. HUNTER.

Carrie Hope Fletcher will play Cinderella in this new production.  She has starred in “Heathers” (Theatre Royal Haymarket), “The Addams Family” (UK Tour), “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” (UK Tour), “Mary Poppins” (Prince Edward Theatre), and most recently played Fantine in “Les Miserables” at the Sondheim Theatre.  She is also a bestselling author and social media personality.

Ahead of “Cinderella”’s arrival at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, the building has been extensively refurbished and renovated, including upgrade works to the auditorium and Front of House.

Preorder the album here: https://Cinderella.lnk.to/AlbumPR

All further information is available at www.andrewlloydwebberscinderella.com

Official trailer for Cinderella HERE

Listen here: https://cinderella.lnk.to/FarTooLate

Alice Coltrane - "Kirtan: Turiya Sings," from Tim Plumley from UMe for use by 360 Magazine

Alice Coltrane – “Kirtan: Turiya Sings,” – Release July 16

This summer, the world will finally hear an intimate, spiritual recording made by the godmother of spiritual jazz, Alice Coltrane. Recorded in 1981 and never shared in this form with the world at large, Kirtan: Turiya Sings is a stunning collection of nine devotional songs, featuring the never-before-heard combination of Alice Coltrane’s voice and organ. Kirtan: Turiya Sings will be available July 16 on Impulse! Records/UMe, as part of the legendary label’s 60th anniversary celebration.

Though known by many as the musical partner and wife of John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane is revered for her groundbreaking contributions to spiritual jazz with her legendary Impulse! recordings Journey in Satchidananda and Ptah, The El Daoud, among others. Throughout the 1970s, in addition to maintaining the busy schedule of a recording and touring artist, Alice Coltrane was immersing herself in Eastern philosophies, mythologies, and Vedic religious practices. By the early 1980s, she had become a guru and spiritual teacher and began to make music exclusively for her community at The Vedantic Center, northwest of Los Angeles.

The original recording of these songs, Turiya Sings, was released exclusively on cassette in 1982 for the students of the ashram. In addition to Alice’s voice and organ, the recording included synthesizers, strings, and sound effects. In 2004, Alice’s son and producer of this record, Ravi Coltrane, found mixes he’d never heard before of just Alice’s voice and her Wurlitzer organ. He knew this is what the world had to hear.

“In this setting I felt the greatest sense of her passion, devotion and exaltation in singing these songs in praise of the Supreme. In that moment, I knew people needed to hear Turiya Sings in this context.” Ravi continues, “as her son, growing up and hearing her playing these songs on the very same Wurlitzer you hear on this recording, I recognize this choice maintains the purity and essence of Alice’s musical and spiritual vision. In many ways, this new clarity brings these chants to an even higher place.”

The opening chords of Kirtan: Turiya Sings are a curtain opening into a realm of spirituality and devotion that only Alice Coltrane could conjure. This album is not jazz–it is not improvised. It is intentional, devotional, and spiritual. This music, sung in Sanskrit, is spacious and large, Alice’s voice has weight and power, her organ playing rock-solid, pulsing, a cauldron of musical influences you can hear from her life.

Ravi Coltrane summarizes the musical importance of this album best:

“On this album, your ear will be turned toward the sound of the blues, to gospel, to the Black American church, often combined with the Carnatic singing style of southern India. You will hear beautiful harmonies influenced by Alice’s Detroit/Motown roots, her bebop roots, John Coltrane’s impact, and her absorption of European classical music, particularly that of her favorite: Igor Stravinsky. Yet, at the same time, this is functional music. Its purpose is, with light and love, to praise the names of the Supreme. On this album, your heart and spirit will be turned toward divine inspiration and appreciation.”

Kirtan: Turiya Sings was mixed by Steve Genewick and mastered by Kevin Reeves from original 24-track masters. This is the same team that worked with producer Ravi Coltrane on Alice Coltrane’s last album, 2004’s Translinear Light. The lacquers were cut by Ryan D. Smith at Sterling Sound and pressed at Furnace. The album will be available on vinyl, CD, digital download and streaming, as well as hi-res streaming in studio quality sound, and can be pre-ordered here. Watch the visualizer for “Krishna Krishna.”

by UMG for use by 360 MAGAZINE.

Almost Famous Expanded Soundtrack For July Release

Expanded Soundtrack Of ‘Almost Famous’ Set for Release July 9th

In a limited-edition uber box set, additional formats include 6LP super deluxe in black and colored vinyl, a 5CD super deluxe, a 2CD deluxe edition, original soundtrack on 2LP, and two Stillwater vinyl EPs.

“Look under your bed—it’ll set you free.” With those enticingly enigmatic words, an empathetic, hip older sister bequeaths to her hyper-smart but nerdy 11-year-old brother her Rosetta Stone to life in the late-’60s: a prized trove of expertly curated rock, pop, and folk albums that set into chaotic motion young William Miller’s eye- ear- and mind-opening journey in director Cameron Crowe’s quasi-autobiographical 2000 ode to rock ‘n’ roll fandom, Almost Famous.

Two decades later, the Oscar/BAFTA/Golden Globe Award-winning film remains one of the sweetest love letters to the genre, one that deftly captured the look, sound, feel, and attitude of what rock ‘n’ roll meant to its creators, its most fervent adherents, its hangers-on and its worried parents during a golden era of pop music. The movie’s legacy is celebrated with the first-ever release of all the music that so powerfully fueled Crowe’s story, based on his own power chord-driven odyssey from wide-eyed music-loving kid to respected rock journalist to celebrated filmmaker.

UMe has compiled multiple iterations of the film’s Grammy Award-winning soundtrack, augmented comprehensively in the limited-edition Uber Box set that encompasses an expanded soundtrack with five CDs, seven 180-gram black vinyl discs, and a brand new 7-inch for Stillwater’s “Fever Dog.” The expanded soundtrack includes songs from The Beach Boys, Joni Mitchell, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Who, and Yes, plus all the songs created for the film’s fictional aspiring rock group Stillwater, most written for the movie by Cameron Crowe, Heart’s Nancy Wilson and Grammy Award-winning guitarist, Peter Frampton.

The Uber Box includes bonus items such as a 40-page photo book and memoir housed in a film-prop-replica of William Miller’s high-school notebook complete with writings by Cameron Crowe, Nancy Wilson, along with cast and crew members; the first-ever complete William Miller cover story on Stillwater as a 1973 Rolling Stone newsprint; two replica ticket stubs from Stillwater’s San Diego and Cleveland concerts; and a Stillwater tour poster. Exclusively available only in the Uber Boxset is a Stillwater Cleveland concert poster and a backstage poster; six film-prop-replica backstage passes (some seen throughout the film); three film-prop-replica business cards for Dick Roswell (Stillwater’s Road manager), Lester Bangs (Creem magazine), and Ben Fong-Torres (Rolling Stone magazine); and three photo prints of cast members.

Among the 103 audio tracks are numerous clips of dialogue released for the first time: including the promise from William’s sister Anita that “One day you’ll be cool,” and crackling exchanges between William and vaunted Creem magazine rock critic Lester Bangs, the real-life mentor who offered early encouragement to then-teenaged rock fan Crowe to pursue his desire to write about the music he loved.

The box set points out how exceptional the Almost Famous soundtrack was and remains. Crowe arranged for a dedicated remix & edit of the Who’s “Amazing Journey/Sparks” instrumental from their rock opera “Tommy” and live album “Live at Leeds.” For another scene, Crowe had grabbed a bootleg live recording out of his stash for Neil Young’s “Cortez the Killer” from a 1999 show, which Young recently unearthed from his extensive archive and newly mixed from the original multi-track analog tape for this release. The set is also highlighted with the inclusion of Elton John’s iconic “Tiny Dancer,” newly mixed with the cast members singing alongside the song as featured in the film.

Crowe found supremely qualified collaborators by drafting Wilson to compose the score and to team with Frampton to help write credible rock songs for Stillwater. For the new release of the soundtrack music, all of Wilson’s brilliant score music is included, along with 14 score outtakes that didn’t make the final film.

Along with the thirteen-disc Uber Deluxe box, Universal is issuing two six-LP editions—one on black vinyl, the other with colored vinyl discs; a five-CD Super Deluxe set including 102 tracks, 36 of them previously unreleased songs; a separate 12-inch vinyl EP with all 6 of Stillwater’s songs; a Record Store Day exclusive with the 7 original demos of the Stillwater songs, five performed by Wilson the other two by Frampton; a two-LP vinyl version of the original soundtrack album; a two-CD Deluxe Edition of the original soundtrack.

“We are extremely proud to revisit Almost Famous with a very special bounty of goodness,” said Cameron Crowe. “For the first time, we’ve created a Deluxe Soundtrack that features nearly every song from the film, along with Nancy Wilson’s wonderfully evocative score. We’re also thrilled to finally preserve both versions of the film, along with a collection of rare new bonus features, on these beautiful new 4K and Blu-ray releases as part of Paramount Presents.  Long live physical media!”

To complement the expanded soundtrack, Paramount Home Entertainment will release the film for the first time on 4K Ultra HD, in a limited-edition Steelbook, as well as in a new limited-edition Blu-ray in the Paramount Presents line on July 13, 2021. Meticulously remastered from a new 4K film transfer under the supervision of Cameron Crowe, Almost Famous is presented in stunning 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Vision® and HDR-10 for ultra-vivid picture quality.

The limited-edition 4K Ultra HD Steelbook includes both the original theatrical cut (plus access to a digital copy) and the beloved Bootleg cut (aka “Untitled”), along with new bonus content offering a backstage pass into the creative process through a new interview with Crowe, extended scenes, rock-school sessions, a look at the casting and costumes, and more. Almost Famous will also be available in a limited-edition Blu-ray Disc™ in the Paramount Presents line.  With collectible packaging featuring a foldout image of the film’s theatrical poster and an interior spread with key movie moments, the release includes the remastered versions of the theatrical cut for the first time on Blu-ray (plus access to a digital copy) and the Bootleg cut, along with bonus content. The film has become a touchstone not just for music lovers who came of age in the swaggering early 1970s rock era that Almost Famous celebrates, but subsequent generations of music fans who connect with its timeless portrait of how music can offer solace, insight, and joyous release from whatever challenges life throws.

Throughout this rock ‘n’ roll juggernaut, William Miller, Stillwater, and the film’s other players soak in the music of the day, all curated by Crowe using his knowledge of and connections to many of the biggest and most influential rock acts of the era. This manifests onscreen perhaps most memorably in the full-band bus singalong with Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s “Tiny Dancer,” the duo’s tribute to their own groupies—or as William is quickly corrected by Stillwater’s female fans when he uses the term, “We’re Band-Aids!”—emphasizing the distinction between those who crassly latch on to rock stars simply for their celebrity versus those who try to get closer because of their love for the music.

“In the late sixties, adventuresome and modern directors like Mike Nichols began moving away from traditional orchestral score in their movies,” Crowe writes in an essay accompanying the new project. “The Graduate, with its deft and emotional use of Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘Sounds of Silence,’ changed the landscape.”

It surely did in Almost Famous: Led Zeppelin approved the use of five songs for the film—unprecedented at the time. When Crowe showed the film to Zeppelin singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page during his pitch to persuade them to grant use of the songs he wanted, Plant raised a question: “Was your mother really like that?” after taking in Frances McDormand’s endearingly taut performance as William’s over-anxious, over-protective college professor mom, Elaine. Cameron told him, “That and more.”

The original release of the film’s soundtrack included only Zeppelin’s “That’s the Way,” while the new set adds in “Misty Mountain Hop,” “The Rain Song,” “Bron-Yr-Aur” and “Tangerine,” the latter employed so effectively during the film’s finale as Stillwater’s tour bus trundles off into the sunset.

Actor Jason Lee, whose performance as Stillwater vocalist Jeff Bebe nailed a combination of bravado and underlying insecurity, says, “Every time I watch the movie…every time the bus is pulling away as Led Zeppelin’s ‘Tangerine’ plays at the end…it kind of crushes me a little bit. That song is a … killer. And with the dust kicking up as the bus is driving away…that moment for me, watching it as an audience member? Perfect. Watching it as a cast member and an audience member? It’s bittersweet.”

As Crowe puts it about finding the right music for each scene in a film, “Something magical happened when the actor and the scene and the music worked together. Often, it’s a shotgun marriage, but every once in a while, everything clicks. That’s when a movie can sear your soul.”

He had experienced that power while directing his debut film, Say Anything…, and again in his 1992 romantic comedy Singles as well as in 1996’s Jerry Maguire. “By the time we got to the next one,” he said of approaching Almost Famous, “I was ready to put the music at the center of the movie.”

For any Almost Famous fan, this is the ultimate collection, a vibrant, reverberating reminder of the ways rock ‘n’ roll can break your heart and bust your chops–but also the music’s power to set you free.

Limited Edited Uber Box set for release July 9, full tracklist below

Pre-order and listen HERE

CD 1

  1. The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late) – Alvin & The Chipmunks
  2. The Oogum Boogum Song – Brenton Wood
  3. America – Simon & Garfunkel
  4. “One Day You’ll Be Cool”
  5. Amazing Journey / Sparks (Almost Famous Version) – The Who*
  6. Search And Destroy – Iggy & The Stooges
  7. “Rock N’ Roll It’s Over”
  8. It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference – Todd Rundgren
  9. “Don’t Take Drugs”
  10. Teacher (U.S. Version) – Jethro Tull
  11. “We Are Band Aids”
  12. Roundabout – Yes
  13. “Incendiary”
  14. I’ve Seen All Good People: a. Your Move, b. All Good People – Yes
  15. Feel Flows – The Beach Boys
  16. “This Is Penny Lane”
  17. River – Joni Mitchell
  18. “Piggyback Ride (San Diego)”
  19. Fever Dog – Stillwater

CD 2

  1. Every Picture Tells A Story – Rod Stewart
  2. Small Time Blues (Acoustic) – The Hyatt Singers
  3. Something In The Air – Stillwater*
  4. Easy To Slip – Little Feat
  5. “Rolling Stone Magazine”
  6. Go All The Way – The Raspberries
  7. Farmer – The Seeds
  8. One Way Out (Live) – The Allman Brothers Band
  9. “Don’t Forget The Rules”
  10. Albert Flasher (Live) – The Guess Who
  11. Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  12. “Just Make Us Look Cool”
  13. Love Thing – Stillwater
  14. That’s The Way – Led Zeppelin
  15. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere – Neil Young & Crazy Horse
  16. Future Games – Fleetwood Mac
  17. Burn – Deep Purple
  18. You Had To Be There – Stillwater
  19. “I Am A Golden God”
  20. Dear Jill – Blodwyn Pig
  21. Tiny Dancer (Almost Famous Version) – Elton John, Stillwater & Cast*

CD 3

  1. Looking At You – MC5
  2. Reeling In The Years (Live) – Steely Dan*
  3. Lucky Trumble – Nancy Wilson
  4. Untitled – Jeff Bebe*
  5. I’m Waiting For The Man (Live) – David Bowie
  6. “Your Mom Kind Of Freaked Me Out”
  7. “Please Welcome Stillwater!”
  8. Love Comes And Goes – Stillwater
  9. “You Gotta Take What You Can, When You Can”
  10. The Wind – Cat Stevens
  11. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  12. Slip Away – Clarence Carter
  13. Misty Mountain Hop – Led Zeppelin
  14. Wishing Well – Free
  15. “Cover Of The Rolling Stone”
  16. Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters – Elton John
  17. Colour My World – Jefferson High School Band
  18. My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder
  19. Cortez The Killer (Live) – Neil Young*
  20. “You Made Friends With Them”
  21. The Rain Song – Led Zeppelin
  22. “We All Know What You Did To Him”
  23. Bron-Yr-Aur – Led Zeppelin
  24. “What Do You Love About Music?”
  25. Tangerine – Led Zeppelin

CD4

STILLWATER

  1. Fever Dog
  2. Love Thing
  3. You Had To Be There
  4. Hour Of Need
  5. Chance Upon You
  6. Love Comes And Goes

STILLWATER DEMOS

  1. Love Comes And Goes (Early Version)*
  2. Fever Dog*
  3. Love Thing*
  4. Chance Upon You*
  5. Love Comes And Goes*
  6. Hour Of Need*
  7. You Had To Be There*

STILLWATER BACKSTAGE JAMS

  1. That’s The Way (Acoustic) – Larry Fellows & Ed Valencourt*
  2. Down By The River (Acoustic) – Larry Fellows & Ed Valencourt*
  3. Fever Dog (Acoustic) – Stillwater*

CD5

ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SCORE

  1. Prefunction*
  2. Cabin By The River*
  3. Lucky Trumble
  4. Dapple Tree*
  5. Cabin In The Air*
  6. Dear Peggy*
  7. Bye Bye Now*

ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SCORE OUTTAKES*

  1. Cabin (Outtake 1)
  2. Moody
  3. Morocco
  4. Aurora
  5. Mood Swing
  6. The Teenager
  7. Borealis
  8. Strummy
  9. Tiny Dancer Intro
  10. Mando Swagger
  11. Cabin (Outtake 2)
  12. Love Stomp
  13. Function
  14. Aaron’s Real Room

LP 1 – SIDE A

  1. The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late) – Alvin & The Chipmunks
  2. The Oogum Boogum Song – Brenton Wood
  3. America – Simon & Garfunkel
  4. “One Day You’ll Be Cool”
  5. Amazing Journey / Sparks (Almost Famous Version) – The Who*
  6. Search And Destroy – Iggy & The Stooges

LP 1 – SIDE B

  1. “Rock N’ Roll It’s Over”
  2. It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference – Todd Rundgren
  3. “Don’t Take Drugs”
  4. Teacher (U.S. Version) – Jethro Tull
  5. “We Are Band Aids”
  6. Roundabout – Yes

LP 2 – SIDE C

  1. “Incendiary”
  2. I’ve Seen All Good People: a. Your Move, b. All Good People – Yes
  3. Feel Flows – The Beach Boys
  4. “This Is Penny Lane”
  5. River – Joni Mitchell

LP 2 – SIDE D

  1. “Piggyback Ride (San Diego)”
  2. Fever Dog – Stillwater
  3. Every Picture Tells A Story – Rod Stewart
  4. Small Time Blues (Acoustic) – The Hyatt Singers
  5. Something In The Air – Stillwater*

LP 3 – SIDE E

  1. Easy To Slip – Little Feat
  2. “Rolling Stone Magazine”
  3. Go All The Way – The Raspberries
  4. Farmer – The Seeds
  5. One Way Out (Live) – The Allman Brothers Band
  6. “Don’t Forget The Rules”
  7. Albert Flasher (Live) – The Guess Who

LP 3 – SIDE F

  1. Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  2. “Just Make Us Look Cool”
  3. Love Thing – Stillwater
  4. That’s The Way – Led Zeppelin

LP 4 – SIDE G

  1. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere – Neil Young & Crazy Horse
  2. Future Games – Fleetwood Mac
  3. Burn – Deep Purple
  4. You Had To Be There – Stillwater

LP 4 – SIDE H

  1. “I Am A Golden God”
  2. Dear Jill – Blodwyn Pig
  3. Tiny Dancer (Almost Famous Version) – Elton John, Stillwater & Cast*
  4. Looking At You – MC5
  5. Reeling In The Years (Live) – Steely Dan*

LP 5 – SIDE I

  1. Lucky Trumble – Nancy Wilson
  2. Untitled – Jeff Bebe*
  3. I’m Waiting For The Man (Live) – David Bowie
  4. “Your Mom Kind Of Freaked Me Out”
  5. “Please Welcome Stillwater!”
  6. Love Comes And Goes – Stillwater

LP 5 – SIDE J

  1. “You Gotta Take What You Can, When You Can”
  2. The Wind – Cat Stevens
  3. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  4. Slip Away – Clarence Carter
  5. Misty Mountain Hop – Led Zeppelin
  6. Wishing Well – Free
  7. “Cover Of The Rolling Stone”

LP 6 – SIDE K

  1. Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters – Elton John
  2. Colour My World – Jefferson High School Band
  3. My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder
  4. Cortez The Killer (Live) – Neil Young*

LP 6 – SIDE L

  1. “You Made Friends With Them”
  2. The Rain Song – Led Zeppelin
  3. “We All Know What You Did To Him”
  4. Bron-Yr-Aur – Led Zeppelin
  5. “What Do You Love About Music?”
  6. Tangerine – Led Zeppelin

LP 7 – STILLWATER EP*

Side A

  1. Fever Dog
  2. Love Thing
  3. You Had To Be There

Side B

  1. Hour Of Need
  2. Chance Upon You
  3. Love Comes And Goes

FEVER DOG 7-INCH

Side A

  1. Fever Dog

Side B

  1. “Piggyback Ride (Cleveland)”*
    2.    Fever Dog (Acoustic)*

* Previously unreleased