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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

*Unlisted YouTube link and/or embed code may be available upon request. Schedule may be subject to change without notice. Segments are listed chronologically by stream date and time. **This segment was previously announced.

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

by Universal Music Group for use by 360 MAGAZINE.

THE TRAGICALLY HIP – SASKADELPHIA

WELCOME TO SASKADELPHIA:

The Tragically Hip Surprise fans with new Album Saskadelphia out Friday May 21, featuring six previously unreleased tracks.

PREORDER THE ALBUM HERE

Celebrated, iconic band The Tragically Hip announce a brand-new album, Saskadelphiaout Friday, May 21.

Saskadelphia (Universal Music Canada/UMe) is made up of six previously unreleased tracks written in 1990. Five recorded in that same year during the Road Apples sessions in New Orleans, and one live track, “Montreal (Live from The Molson Centre, Montreal, Dec 7th, 2000),” written at the same time, but for which the original recording is yet to be found.

With no shortage of material and higher ups at the American record label resisting the band’s call to release a double album, countless tracks were left behind on the studio floor. And so, one album, Road Apples, heads out into the world, a rung on The Tragically Hip’s climb to legend status, while the rest of the tracks are tucked into boxes and moved out of sight.

Until now.

Welcome to Saskadelphia: the record that stayed in the wings as Road Apples hit the stage. The title, a term coined by the band in a nod to the extensive touring they were doing in the early 1990s, was the original working title for Road Apples before it was rejected by those same label execs as being “too Canadian.”

From lead single “Ouch,” which greets listeners with the familiar roaring vocals of late singer and lyricist Gord Downie, to “Not Necessary,” a song whose fiery sound is layered with gentle and emotional lyrics – are pure, undistilled The Tragically Hip, as Rob Baker (guitar), Gord Downie (vocals, guitar), Johnny Fay (drums), Paul Langlois (guitar) and Gord Sinclair (bass) lay the groundwork for their unmistakable sound.

“I went ‘Wow’ when I heard ‘Ouch’ after all this time,” says Rob Baker. “We were a pretty good little band.”

After rediscovering the tracks, they wrote more than three decades ago, The Tragically Hip knew they had to share the music with fans. Of these abandoned souvenirs from the past, Johnny Fay said, “We didn’t know what was there, so this meant baking them and listening to them as they were being transferred. Hearing them for the first time in 30 years was crazy.”

The Tragically Hip are set to receive the 2021 Humanitarian Award Presented by Music Canada at the 50th Annual JUNO Awards on Sunday, June 6, in Toronto. Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees and rock icons, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush will present the band with the award. The award recognizes outstanding Canadian artists or industry leaders whose humanitarian contributions have positively enhanced the social fabric of Canada and beyond. The broadcast can be streamed globally here.

Full Track List:

  1. Ouch
  2. Not Necessary
  3. Montreal (Live from The Molson Centre, Montreal, Dec 7th, 2000)
  4. Crack My Spine Like a Whip
  5. Just As Well
  6. Reformed Baptist Blues

About The Tragically Hip

Critically acclaimed for more than three decades, The Tragically Hip have been at the heart of the Canadian musical zeitgeist, evoking a strong emotional connection between their music and their fans that remains unrivalled. The five-piece group of friends – Rob Baker (guitar), Gord Downie (vocals, guitar), Johnny Fay (drums), Paul Langlois (guitar) and Gord Sinclair (bass) – grew up in Kingston, Ontario. The Tragically Hip have achieved both mass popularity with more than 10 million albums sold in Canada and over 1.5 million sold in the U.S, as well as peer recognition through 15 Juno Awards – picking up their last two for Group of the Year and Rock Album of the Year for Man Machine Poem. Their studio catalog includes their self-titled debut album The Tragically Hip (1987), Up To Here (1989), Road Apples (1991), Fully Completely (1992), Day For Night (1994), Trouble At The Henhouse (1996), Phantom Power (1998), Music @ Work (2000), In Violet Light (2002), In Between Evolution (2004), World Container (2006), We Are The Same (2009), Now For Plan A (2012), Man Machine Poem (2016) and Saskadelphia (2021).  A National Celebration was the final show of The Tragically Hip’s Man Machine Poem Tour recorded on Aug. 20, 2016, at the K-Rock Centre in their hometown of Kingston, Ontario, and is their last performance as a five-piece band. Through their career, the band became a cultural touchstone in Canada and, despite their accolades and numerous recognitions, will always be proudest of the humanitarian work they have done over the years through numerous charitable organizations and causes.

See The Tragically Hip in a rare performance with Feist at The 50th Annual JUNO Awards, broadcast from Toronto on Sunday, June 6, 2021.

 

 

The Temptations illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

The Temptations Celebration

THE TEMPTATIONS KICK OFF 60TH ANNIVERSARY YEARLONG CELEBRATION WILL INCLUDE NEW ALBUM, VIDEOS SERIES, AND COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS

Motown/UMe is pleased to announce the kickoff of the 60th Anniversary celebration of the legendary, Grammy Award-Winning Temptations. The Temptations are one of the most revered and prolific musical institutions of all time. Motown luminaries, The Temptations, are today, one of the most iconic, bestselling brands in the entertainment world. With Otis Williams, the founding and sole surviving member of The Temptations, their popularity is ever-increasing and their track record of continuing to sell decades worth of history-making music is breathtaking.

The Temptations signed their first contract with Motown on May 15, 1961. The members of the group at the time of the initial contract signing with Motown consisted of Otis Williams, Paul Williams, Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin and Elbridge Bryant. By 1964, the group had evolved into what became known as the world-famous “Classic Five”—Otis Williams, Paul Williams, Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin and David Ruffin.

Now 60 years later on May 15th, 2021, to commemorate and mark this historic occasion, the Temptations’ 60th Anniversary campaign is being launched and will run through June 2022. The year-long campaign includes national and international concert tours, an upcoming Anniversary album, new video series, and celebratory events along the way, including the re-opening on October 16th of the Broadway musical, Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations, based on Otis Williams ‘personal journey plus recognition of Otis Williams’ 80th birthday on October 30th.

The Temptations’ 60-year legacy spans generations. What began in Detroit in 1961, when a remarkable combination of soulful voices united, was the genesis of an epic journey that has introduced multiple superstars to the world and produced some of the greatest musical masterpieces in the Modern Era.

Otis Williams stated, “I’ve been blessed to take this journey with Shelly Berger, my manager and dear brother, and with all my brothers-the Temptations. Now, to be the last one standing from the classic lineups can be hard sometimes, but I know God left me here for a reason, and that was to continue to share with new generations of fans, the great music that we started back in that two-story house in Detroit, known as Hitsville USA. Music is a universal language, and I know our music, throughout the years has brought people joy, comfort and sometimes even hope. I truly hope that was our greater purpose on earth. Some of the greatest moments in my life have been watching countless fans, from different walks of life worldwide, come together around any one of our songs. Reaching this milestone in my career hasn’t always been easy but it’s gratifying to know that our fans have always been there, every step of the way. I am truly grateful to each and every one of them. We, plan to go back on tour later this summer and, me and my brothers, Ron Tyson and Terry Weeks, Temptations for the past 38 years and 24 years respectively, along with Willie Greene, Jr., and Mario Corbino look forward to sharing this special anniversary with all of you.”

President & CEO, UMe Bruce Resnikoff said, “The Temptations evolution during the 20th and 21st centuries is one of the greatest American music stories of our generation.  They are among the most legendary artists in the business, and their meteoric rise to superstardom exceeded all expectations and changed the course of music history, here and around the world. It is a tremendous honor to recognize not only the group’s legacy, artistry and distinguished catalog of music, but also the sole-surviving member of the classic group, Otis Williams, who continues to carry the torch forward for fans today.”

Shelly Berger, the Temptations long-time manager, added, “This is a landmark moment. We wish to thank the venerable Bruce Resnikoff for taking this journey with us and for years of unwavering support. This trailblazing experience with the Temptations, and Otis in particular, is still exhilarating and rewarding sixty years later. To work with a group as gifted as the Temptations, I quickly realized early on that I was at the epicenter of music entertainment globally. Our journey together, throughout the group’s evolution, has been and continues to be a treasure trove of memorable experiences. The Temptations’ music is timeless, and Otis’ tenacity, genius and vision has been the glue that has remained at the heart of the group since the very beginning.”

The Temptations story is undeniably, a road map through American history. The group’s distinguished heritage, influence and contributions to African American and American culture in general, and to the global music landscape is awe-inspiring. The Temptations were pioneers. They were among the first African American groups on mainstream television programs in the 60’s.  The phenomenal television exposure popularized their music and coupled with the support of DJs across the country, led to chart-topping success, not only on R&B lists but on Billboard Hot 100 charts too. On their renowned Motortown Revue bus tours during the height of the civil rights and voting rights movements, they often faced racism and discrimination first-hand, but they were not detoured. Instead, they raised their voices with songs that were socially relevant in the country. Many of those songs are still meaningful today. Their songs were also an inspiration to American soldiers fighting in the Vietnam War. Quite often, on concert tours, the Temptations are welcomed by Military Veterans sharing stories about the inspiring effect of their music.

In the 70’s, the rising Black middle class fueled growth in arts and entertainment for Black Artists and the Temptations were among the groups at the forefront of that wave. Their influence on mainstream and global artists, such as the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Tina Turner, Annie Lennox, Jose Feliciano, and others, is notable. Artists who have recorded Temptations’ songs these past 60 years reads like a “Who’s Who” of the music recording industry. By the 80’s, the Temptations’ resilience is visible and singular. They launch a reunion tour that unites David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks with the lineup at the time, and headline on the Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever network television special. Before the decade is out, they are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

As the 20th Century nears its end, the Temptations send a message to the world that they like their album Phoenix Rising, will keep rising up and singing their way into the hearts of fans. They win several more awards and both “My Girl,” what many call their magnum opus, and “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone” are inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, in 1998 and 1999, respectively. In the decades to follow in the 21st Century, the group is awarded their fourth GRAMMY for their “Top 20” R&B chart album, Ear-Resistible, awarded Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance and they receive a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, the group’s fifth GRAMMY.

In addition to The Temptations’ phenomenal catalog of music, it is worth noting that the group’s famous choreography, sophisticated style and wardrobe revolutionized stage performance in the music world forever. Their famous trademarks, the Temptations’ walk, and the well-known four-headed microphone, both inventions of their own, are indelibly stamped on their enduring legacy for eternity.

The Temptations:

The Temptations ranked #1 in Billboard magazine’s most recent list of Greatest R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of All Time and the group appears in the magazine’s list of 125 Greatest of All Time Artists. In September of 2020, the editors of Rolling Stone magazine commented that the Temptations are “Indisputably the greatest black vocal group of the Modern Era…,” and listed the group’s Anthology album among the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The Group has sold millions of albums and has won five Grammy Awards, including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. The Temptations have been inducted into the Grammy, Rock and Roll, Rhythm and Blues Music, and Vocal Group Halls of Fame. They have a star on both the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Apollo Theater’s Walk of Fame. The Temptations delivered Motown’s first-ever GRAMMY at the 11th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony in 1969 for Best Rhythm and Blues Performance by a Duo or Group, Vocal or Instrumental for the song, “Cloud Nine.” They have released countless gold, platinum and multi-platinum chart hits, many of which are considered American masterpieces. They have 16 #1 R&B chart albums, 44 Top 10 R&B chart hits, including, 14 #1 R&B singles, plus four Billboard #1 singles.

Universal Music Enterprises:

Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) is the global catalog and special markets division of Universal Music Group. 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.

PJ Harvey White Chalk image via FunHouse Ent. for use by 360 Magazine

PJ HARVEY – WHITE CHALK

PJ HARVEY WHITE CHALK : AVAILABLE JUNE 25 ON VINYL

WHITE CHALK – DEMOS: AVAILABLE JUNE 25 ON CD, VINYL AND DIGITAL

BACK CATALOG: AVAILABLE ON VINYL IN 2020/2021

LISTEN TO THE DEMO VERSION OF “WHEN UNDER ETHER”  HERE

June 25 sees the reissue of PJ Harvey’s seventh album White Chalk, which will be released on vinyl, alongside an album of previously unreleased demos which will be available on CD, vinyl and digital.

Produced by Flood and John Parish, and featuring collaborators Jim White and Eric Drew Feldman, White Chalk charted at number 11 in the U.K. White Chalk received extensive critical acclaim upon its release in September 2007, including 5 stars from the Observer Music Monthly and praise from Mojo, Uncut, Rolling Stone, Village Voice and more.

The reissue was cut by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering under the guidance of John Parish.

WHITE CHALK is repressed on vinyl. Out June 25 on UMe/Island. Pre-order here

WHITE CHALK – DEMOS is available on digital, CD, and vinyl on June 25 on UMe/Island. Pre-order here

THE PEEL SESSIONS 1991-2004 is repressed on vinyl. Out May 28 on UMe/Island. Pre-order here

UH HUH HER is repressed on vinyl. Out April 30, 2021 on UMe/Island. Pre-order here

UH HUH HER – DEMOS is available on digital, CD and vinyl on April 30 on UMe/Island. Pre order here

STORIES FROM THE CITY, STORIES FROM THE SEA is repressed on vinyl. Available now on UMe/Island. Order here.

STORIES FROM THE CITY, STORIES FROM THE SEA – DEMOS is available now on digital, CD and vinyl on UMe/Island. Order here.

IS THIS DESIRE? is repressed on vinyl. Out now on UMe/Island. Order here

IS THIS DESIRE? – DEMOS is available now on digital, CD and vinyl on UMe/Island. Order here

DANCE HALL AT LOUSE POINT is repressed on vinyl. Out now13 on UMe/Island. Order here

TO BRING YOU MY LOVE is repressed on vinyl. Out now on UMe/Island. Order here

TO BRING YOU MY LOVE – DEMOS is available now on digital, CD and vinyl on UMe/Island. Order here

RID OF ME is repressed on vinyl for the first time since its original release in 1993. Out now on UMe/Island. Order here.

4-TRACK DEMOS was also reissued on stand-alone vinyl on August 21 on UMe/Island. Order here.

DRY – DEMOS is available on digital, CD and vinyl on UMe/Island Records. Order here.

DRY (studio album) is available on Too Pure/Beggars Archive on vinyl. Order here.

Praise for WHITE CHALK

“An ethereal album like none other. White Chalk emphasizes PJ’s incredible voice and musical abilities in a way like never before.” – 360 Magazine

“An album of lonely beauty and piercing sorrow…PJ Harvey at the peak of her considerable powers” – 8/10, Uncut

Singular…nothing Harvey has done in the past…can prepare you” – 5 stars, Observer Music Monthly

A brave and brilliant refocusing of her energies, virtually a rebirth” – 8/10, Mojo

Reissue on vinyl of the seventh PJ Harvey studio album White Chalk. The album was produced by PJ Harvey, Flood and John Parish and originally released in September 2007. White Chalk features the singles “When Under Ether,” “The Piano” and “The Devil.” Reissue is faithful to the original recording and package, with cutting by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering under the guidance of original co-producer John Parish.  

LP Info

  • 1LP, 180g black vinyl
  • Full color outer sleeve, with printed inner sleeve

LP Track list

Side 1: 

  1. The Devil
  2. Dear Darkness
  3. Grow Grow Grow
  4. When Under Ether
  5. White Chalk

Side 2:

  1. Broken Harp
  2. Silence
  3. To Talk To You
  4. The Piano
  5. Before Departure
  6. The Mountain

Collection of unreleased demos written for the seventh PJ Harvey studio album White Chalk, including demos of “When Under Ether,” “The Piano” and “The Devil.”  Features new artwork with previously unseen photos by Maria Mochnacz. Artwork is overseen by Maria with Rob Crane. Mastering by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering, under the guidance of long time PJ Harvey producer John Parish.

LP Info

  • 1LP, 180g black vinyl
  • Full color outer sleeve, with printed inner sleeve
  • Artwork includes previously unseen photos

LP Track list

Side 1: 

  1. The Devil – Demo
  2. Dear Darkness – Demo
  3. Grow Grow Grow – Demo
  4. When Under Ether – Demo
  5. White Chalk – Demo

Side 2:

  1. Broken Harp – Demo
  2. Silence – Demo
  3. To Talk To You – Demo
  4. The Piano – Demo
  5. Before Departure – Demo
  6. The Mountain – Demo

CD Info:

  • Gatefold outer sleeve
  • Printed inner sleeve

CD Track list

  1. The Devil – Demo
  2. Dear Darkness – Demo
  3. Grow Grow Grow – Demo
  4. When Under Ether – Demo
  5. White Chalk – Demo
  6. Broken Harp – Demo
  7. Silence – Demo
  8. To Talk To You – Demo
  9. The Piano – Demo
  10. Before Departure – Demo
  11. The Mountain – Demo

Digital Info

  • 11-track digital release in standard definition, MFiT and HD formats

Digital Track List

  1. The Devil – Demo
  2. Dear Darkness – Demo
  3. Grow Grow Grow – Demo
  4. When Under Ether – Demo
  5. White Chalk – Demo
  6. Broken Harp – Demo
  7. Silence – Demo
  8. To Talk To You – Demo
  9. The Piano – Demo
  10. Before Departure – Demo
  11. The Mountain – Demo

UMe/Island have announced a comprehensive reissue campaign which will see PJ Harvey’s back catalog, plus her two albums in collaboration with John Parish, released on vinyl across 2020 and 2021. For the first time, each of PJ Harvey’s accompanying album demos will be available as a stand-alone album on CD, vinyl and digital

This catalog project will celebrate every aspect of Harvey’s recording career and provide a comprehensive look at the evolution of a singular and extraordinary artist.

PJ Harvey White Chalk image via FunHouse Ent. for use by 360 Magazine

Marley Legacy illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Bob Marley × Legacy

THE MARLEY FAMILY AND UME PRESENT ‘MARLEY SESSIONS’ FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY EARTHGANG, JACOB COLLIER, JULIAN MARLEY, MYSTIC MARLEY SHEKU MASON, AND SKIP MARLEY

‘MARLEY SESSIONS’ KICK OFF APRIL 30 WITH INAUGURAL PERFORMANCE BY BOB MARLEY’S GRANDSON, SKIP MARLEY

BOB MARLEY ‘LEGACY’ SERIES NOMINATED FOR A 2021 WEBBY AWARD

As the last year’s celebrations commemorating the legendary Bob Marley’s 75th birthdaycontinue, The Marley Family and UMe present an all-star roster of talent for MARLEY SESSIONS.  Each week, artists such as Jacob Collier, Julian Marley, Mystic Marley, and Sheku Mason will feature their representation of tracks from Bob Marley’s catalog. Skip Marley, the grandson of Bob Marley, will launch MARLEY SESSIONS on Bob Marley’s official YouTube channel with a performance of “Three Little Birds” on Friday, April 30. 

Last week on April 20, the 2021 Webby Award nominations recognizing the year’s best websites, podcasts, apps, and other internet services were announced. Bob Marley: Legacy Series received a Webby Award nomination for video series and channels, musicBob Marley: Legacya 12-part mini-documentary series, features a collection of intimate conversations and interviews with his family, friends, and fans, woven together with his original music, remixes, and covers. This unique YouTube series provides fans a refreshing and cinematic journey through the life, legacy, and relevance Bob Marley still holds in this present day. Currently, Episodes 1-7 are available on Bob Marley’s official YouTube page.Watch Bob Marley: Legacy  HEREWinners for The 25th Annual Webby Awards will be announced on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Fans can place their votes for the Webby Award for Bob Marley: Legacy HERE

Bob Marley remains one of the most followed posthumous artists on social media in this digital era, and MARLEY75 serves to bring his music and message to the digital foreground, reaching new audiences and perspectives with innovative content and groundbreaking technology. Special live events, exclusive digital content, recordings, exhibitions, plus rare and unearthed treasures will also be revealed throughout the year. Bob Marley’s music continues to inspire generation upon generation, as his legacy lives on through his message of love, justice, and unity, a sentiment needed more than ever. In conjunction with Tuff Gong and UMe, a division of the Universal Music Group, the Marley family will continue to ensure the highest quality, integrity, and care is taken to honor Bob’s legacy and to celebrate one of the 20th century’s most important and influential figures.

Tune in and subscribe to the Official Bob Marley YouTube channel HERE for more upcoming content celebrating Bob’s legacy and contribution to the world.

ABOUT BOB MARLEY

Bob Marley, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, is notable not only as the man who put reggae on the global map, but, as a statesman in his native Jamaica, he famously brought together the country’s warring factions. Today, Bob Marley remains one of the 20th century’s most important and influential entertainment icons. Marley’s lifestyle and music continue to inspire new generations as his legacy lives on through his music. In the digital era, he has the second-highest social media following of any posthumous celebrity, with the official Bob Marley Facebook page drawing more than 70 million fans, ranking it among the Top 20 of all Facebook pages and Top 10 among celebrity pages. Marley’s music catalog has sold millions of albums worldwide. His iconic collection LEGEND holds the distinction of being the longest-charting album in the history of Billboard magazine’s Catalog Albums chart and remains the world’s best-selling reggae album. Marley’s accolades include inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1994) and ASCAP Songwriters Hall of Fame (2010), a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), multiple entries in the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2001).  For more information, visit: Website and Facebook.

Yoko Ono Lennon and John Lennon image via Universal Music Group for use by 360 Magazine

JOHN LENNON × YOKO ONO LENNNON – GIVE PEACE A CHANCE

FIRST-EVER PERFORMANCE OF JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO LENNON’S LEGENDARY PEACE ANTHEM “GIVE PEACE A CHANCE” REVEALED IN NEW NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN VIDEO

“Give Peace A Chance” (Demo) Featured On John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band – The Ultimate Collection Due April 23 In Celebration Of 50th Anniversary Of the Legendary Artists’s Iconic Debut Solo Album

Tim’s Twitter Listening Party and Twitter Spaces Afterparty Confirmed for Saturday, April 24 With Yoko And Sean Ono Lennon, Klaus Voormann, Dan Richter, Tim Burgess And More

WATCH “GIVE PEACE A CHANCE” (DEMO) VIDEO

WATCH THE UNBOXING TRAILER

“ALL WE ARE SAYING IS GIVE PEACE A CHANCE” – JOHN LENNON

Before famously recording their legendary pacifist anthem “Give Peace A Chance” at their Bed-In for Peace at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal on May 31st, 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono rehearsed an early version of the song while at the Sheraton Oceanus Hotel in the Bahamas just days before, on May 25th. The performance, which was captured by the Lennon’s film cameraman Nic Knowland and sound recordist Mike Lax, has never been released until now and is the earliest known recording of the song.

\The film, meticulously restored and released today in incredible 5K by the John Lennon Estate, features John humorously ad-libbing lyrics for the verses before being joined by Yoko for the memorable chorus that became an anti-war anthem for a generation and which remains an enduring protest song more than 50 years later.  

Originally set for New York, the second Bed-In was relocated to the Bahamas after John and Yoko were denied entrance into the U.S. because of John‘s 1968 cannabis conviction. However, due to the layout of the hotel and the sweltering Bahamian heat, the couple flew to Toronto the following day and eventually settled in Montreal, chosen for its close proximity to New York and the American press, which they were hoping to use to get the attention of President Nixon.

The couple set themselves up in a hotel suite for a week, where they allowed unlimited access and gave endless interviews, in order that their extended honeymoon serve as a “commercial for peace.” The event culminated with the recording of John’s first solo single and the first to be credited to the Plastic Ono Band, “Give Peace A Chance.”

Surrounded by fans, Hare Krishnas and having spent the week with a host of notable friends and celebrities like LSD advocate Timothy Leary, singer Petula Clark, disc jockey Murray The K, comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory and comedian Tommy Smothers, who accompanied on acoustic guitar, John and Yoko performed the song in bed dressed in their pajamas and helped provide the soundtrack to a revolution.

Released just a month later in July 1969, backed with Yoko’s “Remember Love,” recorded that same night after their guests had left, the single reached No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart and No. 14 in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100, giving John his first hit outside of The Beatles. Although credited to Lennon-McCartney, John later revealed the song was written by him and Yoko and she should have received the co-writing credit.

John said one of his proudest moments was when Peter Seeger led a crowd of over half a million protesters in singing a ten-minute version of “Give Peace A Chance” at the Vietnam moratorium in Washington DC on November 15,1969.

Watch “Give Peace A Chance” (Demo) video HERE.

This unearthed video comes in advance of the forthcoming box set, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band – The Ultimate Collection, due April 23 via Capitol/UMe, of which the track is included alongside demos for every song on the album as well as John’s non-album singles. The eight-disc super deluxe box set, celebrating 50 years of John’s transformational and influential masterpiece, is an immersive, deep listening experience and in-depth exploration of the record John described as “the best thing I’ve ever done.”

Fully authorized by Yoko Ono Lennon, who oversaw the production and creative direction, and from the same audio team that worked on 2018’s critically acclaimed Imagine – The Ultimate Collection, including triple GRAMMY®-Award winning engineer Paul Hicks and mixers/engineers Rob Stevens and Sam Gannon, the Ultimate Collection puts listeners in the center of the studio and explores the album’s 1970 recording sessions at EMI Studios 2 & 3, Abbey Road along with John’s post-Beatles singles, “Give Peace A Chance,” “Cold Turkey” and “Instant Karma! (We All Shine On).”

From inception to the final master, the sessions are explored through scores of unreleased and rare demos, rehearsals, outtakes, jams and studio conversations, revealing how these beloved songs came to be. Everything in this expansive box set has been newly mixed from scratch from brand new 192kHz/24bit hi-res transfers. In addition to the various new mixes, the set boasts 87 never-before-heard recordings.

Pre-order available now HERE.

The Ultimate Collection offers a variety of new listening experiences that are at once immersive and intimate, ranging from the brand new Ultimate Mixes of the timeless album, which put John’s vocals front and center and sonically upgrade the sound, to the Elements Mixes, which isolate and bring forth certain elements from the multitrack recordings to reveal even deeper levels of detail and clarity, and the Raw Studio Mixes, which allows listeners to experience the moment John and the Plastic Ono Band recorded each song, mixed raw and live without effects, tape delays or reverbs. The Evolutionary Documentary is a unique track-by-track audio montage that details the evolution of each song from demo to master recording via instructions, rehearsals, recordings, multitrack exploration and studio chatter. The Blu-rays present an array of listening options including high-definition, studio quality 192kHz/24bit audio in stereo and enveloping 5.1 Surround and Dolby Atmos mixes.

ALBUM LAUNCH AND TIM’S TWITTER LISTENING PARTY

Fans around the world are invited to listen to the new mixes of John’s landmark solo album, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band – The Ultimate Collection, together on Saturday, April 24 at 10 am PDT/1 pm EDT/6 pm BST as part of Tim’s Twitter Listening Party, the acclaimed interactive listening experience created and hosted by Tim Burgess (The Charlatans UK).

The event will include participation from Yoko Ono Lennon, Sean Ono Lennon, original Plastic Ono Band bassist and artist Klaus Voormann, John and Yoko’s friend, personal assistant and album cover photographer, Dan Richter, mixer/engineer Paul Hicks and the entire audio team behind the new Ultimate Collection.

Immediately following the Listening Party, the newly launched Twitter Spaces will host an after-party featuring a discussion hosted by Chris Hawkins of BBC Radio 6 Music and featuring Sean Ono Lennon, Klaus Voormann, Dan Richter, Paul Hicks, Tim Burgess, Ultimate Collection Compilation Producer/Production Manager Simon Hilton and a variety of special guests to talk about the making of the album, its legacy and the exciting new collection.

Visit this website for details about how to join the and stay tuned for more info that will be revealed closer to the date on Lennon’s website.

The historical, remixed and remastered John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band – The Ultimate Collection features 159 tracks across six CDs and two Blu-ray audio discs for more than 11 engrossing hours of music and includes two postcards (“Who Are The Plastic Ono Band?” and “You Are The Plastic Ono Band”) a “War Is Over!” poster and a comprehensive 132-page hardback book with lyrics, rare photos, tape box images, memorabilia and extensive notes.

Designed and edited by Simon Hilton, the Compilation Producer and Production Manager of the Ultimate Collection series, the book tells the story behind each of the songs and the making of the album in John & Yoko’s words and the words of those who worked alongside them, through archival and brand new interviews. 

Yoko writes in the preface of the book: “With the Plastic Ono Band albums, John and I liked the idea of this really raw, basic, truthful reality that we were going to be giving to the world. We were influencing other artists, giving them courage, giving dignity to a certain style of vulnerability and strength that was not accepted in society at the time. It was a revolution for a Beatle to say, ‘Listen: I’m human, I’m real.’ It took a lot of courage for him to do it.”

This truly unique expanded edition includes the lively improvised jams John and the band would play between takes, belying the intense subject matter of the album, and the full live recording session of Yoko’s companion LP, Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band, which for the first time presents the songs in their full, unedited lengths and speed, and includes three unreleased improvisations.

Plastic Ono Band will also be released in concurrent multiple physical and digital configurations, including as a 1CD that includes the Ultimate Mixes of the original album and the three non-album singles and as an expanded 2CD or 2LP version that adds a disc of outtakes of each song.

JOHN LENNON/PLASTIC ONO BAND – THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION

SUPER DELUXE EDITION

  • 6 CDs containing 6 hours 18 mins of music: 102 tracks in 44.1kHz/16bit stereo.
  • 2 Blu-Ray Audio Discs containing over 11 hours of music: 159 tracks of High-Definition, Studio Quality 192kHz/24bit audio, including mixes in Stereo, 5.1 Surround and Dolby Atmos.
  • 132-Page Book
  • Poster: ‘WAR IS OVER! (IF YOU WANT IT) Love and Peace from John & Yoko’
  • 2 Postcards: ‘Who Are The Plastic Ono Band?’ and ‘You Are The Plastic Ono Band’

SUPER DELUXE 2 BLU-RAY TRACK LISTING

THE ULTIMATE MIXES (53 mins)

1. Mother
2. Hold On
3. I Found Out
4. Working Class Hero
5. Isolation
6. Remember
7. Love
8. Well Well Well
9. Look At Me
10. God
11. My Mummy’s Dead
12. Give Peace A Chance
13. Cold Turkey
14. Instant Karma! (We All Shine On) 

THE ULTIMATE MIXES/THE OUT-TAKES (49 mins)

1. Mother/Take 61
2. Hold On/Take 2
3. I Found Out/Take 1
4. Working Class Hero/Take 1
5. Isolation/Take 23
6. Remember / Rehearsal 1
7. Love/Take 6
8. Well Well Well/Take 2
9. Look At Me/Take 2
10. God/Take 27
11. My Mummy’s Dead/Take 2
12. Give Peace A Chance/Take 2
13. Cold Turkey/Take 1
14. Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)/Take 5

THE ELEMENTS MIXES (60 mins)

1. Mother
2. Hold On
3. I Found Out
4. Working Class Hero
5. Isolation
6. Remember
7. Love
8. Well Well Well
9. Look At Me
10. God
11. My Mummy’s Dead
12. Give Peace A Chance
13. Cold Turkey
14. Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)

THE DEMOS (45 mins)

1. Mother (Home Demo)
2. Hold On (Studio Demo)
3. I Found Out (Home Demo)
4. Working Class Hero (Studio Demo)
5. Isolation (Studio Demo)
6. Remember (Studio Demo)
7. Love (Home Demo)
8. Well Well Well (Home Demo)
9. Look At Me (Home Demo)
10. God (Home Demo)
11. My Mummy’s Dead (Home Demo)
12. Give Peace A Chance (Home Demo)*
13. Cold Turkey (Home Demo)*
14. Instant Karma! (Studio Demo)* 

THE RAW STUDIO MIXES (59 mins)

1. Mother/Take 64
2. Hold On/Take 32
3. I Found Out/Take 3 Extended
4. Working Class Hero/Take 9
5. Isolation/Take 29
6. Remember/Take 13
7. Love/Take 37
8. Well Well Well/Take 4 Extended
9. Look At Me/Take 9
10. God/Take 42
11. My Mummy’s Dead/Take 1
12. Give Peace A Chance/Take 4 Extended
13. Cold Turkey/Take 2
14. Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)/Take 10

THE RAW STUDIO MIXES/THE OUT-TAKES (50mins)

1. Mother/Take 91
2. Hold On/Take 18*
3. I Found Out/Take 7
4. Working Class Hero/Take 10*
5. Isolation/Take 1*
6. Remember/Take 1*
7. Love/Take 9*
8. Well Well Well/Take 5*
9. Look At Me/Take 3*
10. God/Take 1
11. My Mummy’s Dead/Take 2*
12. Give Peace A Chance/Take 4*
13. Cold Turkey/Take 2*
14. Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)/Take 5*

 THE EVOLUTION DOCUMENTARY (93 mins)

1. Mother
2. Hold On
3. I Found Out
4. Working Class Hero
5. Isolation
6. Remember
7. Love
8. Well Well Well
9. Look At Me
10. God
11. My Mummy’s Dead
12. Give Peace A Chance*
13. Cold Turkey*
14. Instant Karma (We All Shine On)*

THE JAMS / LIVE AND IMPROVISED (36 mins)

1. Johnny B. Goode
2. Ain’t That A Shame
3. Hold On (1)
4. Hold On (2)
5. Glad All Over
6. Be Faithful To Me
7. Send Me Some Lovin’
8. Get Back
9. Lost John (1)
10. Goodnight Irene
11. You’ll Never Walk Alone (Parody)
12. I Don’t Want To Be To be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (1)
13. It’ll Be Me
14. Honey Don’t
15. Elvis Parody (Don’t Be Cruel / Hound Dog / When I’m Over You)
16. Matchbox
17. I’ve Got A Feeling
18. Mystery Train
19. You’re So Square
20. I Don’t Want To Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (2)
21. Lost John (2)
22. Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking For A Hand In The Snow)

YOKO ONO/PLASTIC ONO BAND – THE LIVE SESSIONS (110 mins)

1. Why* 
2. Why Not*
3. Greenfield Morning I Pushed An Empty Carriage All Over The City*
4. Touch Me*  
5. Paper Shoes*
6. Life* 
7. Omae No Okaa Wa*  
8. I Lost Myself Somewhere In The Sky*
9. Remember Love*
10. Don’t Worry Kyoko*
11. Who Has Seen The Wind*

*BLU-RAY DISCS ONLY

DELUXE 6CD TRACK LISTING

CD1: THE ULTIMATE MIXES (53 mins)

1. Mother
2. Hold On
3. I Found Out
4. Working Class Hero
5. Isolation
6. Remember
7. Love
8. Well Well Well
9. Look At Me
10. God
11. My Mummy’s Dead
12. Give Peace A Chance
13. Cold Turkey
14. Instant Karma! (We All Shine On) 

CD2: THE ULTIMATE MIXES/THE OUT-TAKES (49 mins)

1. Mother/Take 61
2. Hold On/Take 2
3. I Found Out/Take 1
4. Working Class Hero/Take 1
5. Isolation/Take 23
6. Remember/Rehearsal 1
7. Love/Take 6
8. Well Well Well/Take 2
9. Look At Me/Take 2
10. God/Take 27
11. My Mummy’s Dead/Take 2
12. Give Peace A Chance/Take 2
13. Cold Turkey/Take 1
14. Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)/Take 5

CD3: THE ELEMENTS MIXES (60 mins)

1. Mother
2. Hold On
3. I Found Out
4. Working Class Hero
5. Isolation
6. Remember
7. Love
8. Well Well Well
9. Look At Me
10. God
11. My Mummy’s Dead
12. Give Peace A Chance
13. Cold Turkey
14. Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)

CD4: THE RAW STUDIO MIXES (74 mins)

1. Mother/Take 64
2. Hold On/Take 32
3. I Found Out/Take 3 Extended
4. Working Class Hero/Take 9
5. Isolation/Take 29
6. Remember/Take 13
7. Love/Take 37
8. Well Well Well/Take 4 Extended
9. Look At Me/Take 9
10. God/Take 42
11. My Mummy’s Dead/Take 1
12. Give Peace A Chance/Take 4 Extended
13. Cold Turkey/Take 2
14. Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)/Take 10
15. Mother/Take 91
16. I Found Out/Take 7
17. God/Take 1

CD5THE EVOLUTION DOCUMENTARY (72 mins)

1. Mother
2. Hold On
3. I Found Out
4. Working Class Hero
5. Isolation
6. Remember
7. Love
8. Well Well Well
9. Look At Me
10. God
11. My Mummy’s Dead

CD6: THE JAMS & THE DEMOS (71 mins)

1. Johnny B. Goode (Jam)
2. Ain’t That A Shame (Jam)
3. Hold On (1) (Jam)
4. Hold On (2) (Jam)
5. Glad All Over (Jam)
6. Be Faithful To Me (Jam)
7. Send Me Some Lovin’ (Jam)
8. Get Back (Jam)
9. Lost John (1) (Jam)
10. Goodnight Irene (Jam)
11. You’ll Never Walk Alone (Parody) (Jam)
12. I Don’t Want To A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (1) (Jam)
13. It’ll Be Me (Jam)
14. Honey Don’t (Jam)
15. Elvis Parody (Don’t Be Cruel / Hound Dog / When I’m Over You) (Jam)
16. Matchbox (Jam)
17. I’ve Got A Feeling (Jam)
18. Mystery Train (Jam)
19. You’re So Square (Jam)
20. I Don’t Want To Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (2) (Jam)
21. Lost John (2) (Jam)
22. Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking For A Hand In The Snow) (Jam)
23. Mother (Home Demo)
24. Hold On (Studio Demo)
25. I Found Out (Home Demo)
26. Working Class Hero (Studio Demo)
27. Isolation (Studio Demo)
28. Remember (Studio Demo)
29. Love (Home Demo)
30. Well Well Well (Home Demo)
31. Look At Me (Home Demo)
32. God (Home Demo)
33. My Mummy’s Dead (Home Demo

2LP

SIDE A: THE ULTIMATE MIXES

1. Mother
2. Hold On
3. I Found Out
4. Working Class Hero
5. Isolation

SIDE B: THE ULTIMATE MIXES

1. Remember
2. Love
3. Well Well Well
4. Look At Me
5. God
6. My Mummy’s Dead

SIDE C: THE ULTIMATE MIXES/OUT-TAKES

1. Mother/Take 61
2. Hold On/Take 2
3. I Found Out/Take 1
4. Working Class Hero/Take 1
5. Isolation/Take 23

SIDE D: THE ULTIMATE MIXES/OUT-TAKES

1. Remember/Rehearsal 1
2. Love/Take 8
3. Well Well Well/Take 2
4. Look At Me/Take 2
5. God/Take 27
6. My Mummy’s Dead/Take 2

  • Half-Speed Mastered
  • 180g vinyl
  • Gatefold Sleeve
  • Replica and explanatory inner sleeves
  • 8-page illustrated photographic booklet
  • WAR IS OVER! Poster

2 CD

CD1
THE ULTIMATE MIXES/
ALBUM + SINGLES

1. Mother
2. Hold On
3. I Found Out
4. Working Class Hero
5. Isolation
6. Remember
7. Love
8. Well Well Well
9. Look At Me
10. God
11. My Mummy’s Dead
12. Give Peace A Chance
13. Cold Turkey
14. Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)

CD2
THE ULTIMATE MIXES/OUT-TAKES/
ALBUM + SINGLES

1. Mother/Take 61
2. Hold On/Take 2
3. I Found Out/Take 1
4. Working Class Hero/Take 1
5. Isolation/Take 23
6. Remember/Rehearsal 1
7. Love/Take 8
8. Well Well Well/Take 2
9. Look At Me/Take 2
10. God/Take 27
11. My Mummy’s Dead/Take 2
12. Give Peace A Chance/Take 2
13. Cold Turkey/Take 1
14. Instant Karma! (We All Shine On) / Take 1

  • 20-page booklet with lyrics, rare photos, memorabilia and extensive notes.
  • WAR IS OVER! Poster.

1 CD

THE ULTIMATE MIXES/ALBUM + SINGLES

1. Mother
2. Hold On
3. I Found Out
4. Working Class Hero
5. Isolation
6. Remember
7. Love
8. Well Well Well
9. Look At Me
10. God
11. My Mummy’s Dead
12. Give Peace A Chance
13. Cold Turkey
14. Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)

  • 20-page booklet with lyrics, rare photos, memorabilia and extensive notes.

JOHN LENNON/PLASTIC ONO BAND - THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION press image via Universal Music Group for use by 360 Magazine