IZZ began the writing sessions for what would become their 7th full length studio album, Don’t Panic, in mid-2017. At the end of that year, the band got together in a rehearsal studio to piece together the centerpiece of the album, “42.”
The band hired a film crew to document these sessions not knowing in what manner the film might be used later on. The result of these sessions, 42: Glimpse of a Moment is a 48-minute documentary that provides a unique window into the band’s process as they write, arrange, and rehearse their epic track from Don’t Panic, “42.” The documentary includes a full rehearsal run-through of the entire song at that early stage of development.
“The footage in this film was shot several months prior to commencing the recording of Don’t Panic, so it’s really exciting to have captured the band working together in the studio at such an early stage in the writing and arranging process,” notes bassist John Galgano.
Don’t Panic, released in May 2019, turned out to be IZZ’s most successful album to date and when the band looked back at the footage from these sessions in late 2017, they found that they had captured the essence of the collaborative spirit and camaraderie of IZZ.
“I think IZZ fans will absolutely love this look behind the curtain and I think fans of progressive rock in general will enjoy it because it’s just an interesting peek into how a band works on an extended piece of music,” says keyboardist Tom Galgano.
IZZ hopes that fans will enjoy the experience of being a fly on the wall with the band.
Film and editing by Mallory Kinney, who has previously worked with IZZ and Laura Meade on the videos for Don’t Panic and Sunflowers at Chernobyl.
Watch the Trailer for 42: Glimpse of a Moment here:
IZZ Paul Bremner: Guitars Anmarie Byrnes: Vocals Brian Coralian: Drums & Percussion Greg DiMiceli: Drums & Percussion John Galgano: Bass & Vocals Tom Galgano: Keyboards & Vocals Laura Meade: Vocals
Los Angeles, CA – Todd Rundgren’s cult prog/art rock outfit Utopia released a mere handful of studio albums in several incarnations starting in 1974 before retiring in the early ‘80s. Yet the band has managed to maintain an intensely devout fanbase that enthusiastically flocked to sold out performances when Rundgren revived the act for a national tour in 2018. The seed of that extraordinarily successful reunion lay in a charitable act years earlier when Rundgren’s longtime friend, songwriting partner and founding member of the original Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, Moogy “Mark” Klingman, fell ill. As Klingman’s health deteriorated and his medical bills began to pile up, Todd Rundgren’s Utopia reformed for special benefit engagements to raise money for their dear friend. The result was an astounding coming together in music and a spirit of compassion as former Utopia members, including Mr. Klingman himself, stepped on the stage behind their leader, Todd Rundgren, and gave the fans an incredible concert, one they wouldn’t soon forget.
Now, a new box set collects together both the audio and video of the January 2011 Todd Rundgren’s Utopia reunion show as well as the November show later that year recorded just a few days after Klingman’s passing. The entire box, titled Benefit For Moogy Klingman, is a multi-media treasure trove featuring 4 audio discs and 2 DVDs with special features that include interviews with the band members and a gorgeous booklet with extensive liner notes and photos. The box is set to be released on May 1 courtesy of Purple Pyramid Records, a division of Cleopatra Records, Inc.
Track List: DISC 1: CD Highline Ballroom – New York, NY – January 29, 2011 1. Moogy’s Boogie 2. Never Never Land 3. Crying In The Sunshine 4. Lady Face 5. Dust In The Wind 6. Utopia Theme 7. Freak Parade 8. Another Life 9. The Ikon
DISC 2: CD Highline Ballroom – New York, NY – January 29, 2011 1. Heavy Metal Kids 2. The Wheel 3. Set Me Free 4. Do Ya 5. Last Ride 6. Just One Victory 7. Sons Of 1984 8. (You Got To Have) Friends
DISC 3: CD Peekskill Performing Arts Center – Peekskill, NY – November 18, 2011 1. Utopia Theme 2. Freak Parade 3. Heavy Metal Kids 4. Another Life 5. Something’s Coming 6. The Seven Rays
DISC 4: CD Peekskill Performing Arts Center – Peekskill, NY – November 18, 2011 1. Do Ya 2. The Wheel 3. The Ikon 4. Freedom Fighters 5. Just One Victory
DISC 5: LIVE CONCERT DVD from Highline Ballroom DISC 6: LIVE CONCERT DVD from Peekskill Performing Arts Center
Rose Tattoo are extraordinarily proud to announce the release of “Outlaws”, the album, on March 6. A re-recording of the famed first and iconic “Rock N Roll Outlaw”, spawning classics like “Nice Boys” (Don’t Play Rock ‘n’ Roll), “Rock N’ Roll Outlaw”, “One Of The Boys” and, “Bad Boy For Love” these songs have etched their way into the music landscape over the last 40+ years. The magik with a ‘k’ is that they’ve included three bonus tracks from the very early days, songs that were demoed and never made the final cut, being a ‘love song’ “Rosetta” written back in 1975 by Anderson and Rilens, “Snow Queen” and “Sweet Love Rock and Roll” penned by Ian Rilens.
Loveable rogue, Angry Anderson recruited the best in the business to head up the assault on this one comprising legendary bass player, Mark Evans of AC/DC fame, iconic guitarist Bob Spencer – Finch, Skyhooks, The Angels, and, Pete Well’s endorsed, “unbelievably talented maestro of rock mayhem”, Dai Pritchard on slide. Keeping the drum stool warm on this outing is ‘Genghis’, the keeper of time, Jackie Barnes.
“For me, that’s critically important, cosmically important, because this album is all about history, heritage, honour and respect. Just as significant is the forging, the embracing, and the official signing on if you like, to that history by THIS band and having them make their own reverent mark. This really is about honouring the past and respecting the present.” – Angry Anderson
“Rock N’ Roll Outlaw”, was originally recorded at the famed Alberts studios, produced by the legendary team, Vanda & Young and, released through Albert, Repertoire Records in late 1978. The bands debut album, reviewed as “A dangerous, unpredictable, monster of a record whose power has hardly diminished an ounce in the decades since this album cemented the band’s foundation for the years to come.”
“The universe owes a deep unpayable debt to this band’s founders Peter Wells and Ian Rilen as well as Mick Cocks, Dallas ‘Digger’ Royal, Geordie Leach, Rockin’ Robin Riley and Lobby Loyde. Paul DeMarco, Dai Pritchard and Steve King have of course honourably kept the temple flame burning brightly more recently, but the album also rightfully acknowledges the foresight and support of Ted Albert, Fifa Riccobono, George Young and Harry Vanda who saw something in this band back when most other record companies were calling the cops.” – Angry Anderson
“Outlaws” will be released by Cleopatra Records on all digital platforms as well as on CD and a special limited edition vinyl pressing in your choice of RED or SILVER!
Rose Tattoo will undertake their first U.S. tour since 1982 this May.
Rose Tattoo US tour dates:
05.07.20 – W. HOLLYWOOD, CA – WHISKY A GOGO
05.08.20 – W. HOLLYWOOD, CA – WHISKY A GOGO
05.09.20 – W. HOLLYWOOD, CA – WHISKY A GOGO
05.10.20 – GARDEN GROVE, CA – GARDEN AMPHITHEATRE
05.12.20 – DENVER, CO – THE VENUE
05.14.20 – HOUSTON, TX – WAREHOUSE LIVE!
05.15.20 – SAN ANTONIO, TX – THE ROCK BOX
05.16.20 – DALLAS, TX – TREES
05.17.20 – AUSTIN, TX – THE LOST WELL
05.20.20 – CHICAGO, IL – REGGIE’S ROCK CLUB
05.21.20 – FLINT, MI – THE MACHINE SHOP
05.22.20 – COLUMBUS, OH – ACE OF CUPS
05.23.20 – DAYTON, OH – ODDBODY’S
05.25.20 – BROOKLYN, NY – MARKET HOTEL (2nd show added)
05.27.20 – BROOKLYN, NY – MARKET HOTEL (original show still on)
05.28.20 – MANCHESTER, NH – THE JEWEL
05.29.20 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – VOLTAGE LOUNGE
05.30.20 – NEW BEDFORD, MA – THE VAULT MUSIC HALL
David Cross was a member of King Crimson during the 1970s and the late Peter Banks was the original guitarist in YES.
The guitar and violin parts for this NEW STUDIO ALBUM were recorded on the 10th August 2010 in an afternoon of improvisation.
Of the release David Cross said “The response from the guest musicians was truly wonderful in the way that they gave their time and talent to this project and I would like to thank them on behalf of Pete and myself. They were asked to ‘interpret the music as freely and creatively as you wish’ and they have turned in incredibly skilled and inspiring performances which were not easy given the improvised nature of the starting material and the spontaneity of the structures.”
The resultant album was produced by Tony Lowe and David Cross and the guest appearances were recorded during 2018 and 2019 and Crossover features: Pat Mastelotto Tony Kaye Billy Sherwood Randy Raine-Reusch Andy Jackson Oliver Wakeman Jay Schellen Jeremy Stacey Geoff Downes
David Cross added: “When I recall the original recording session with Pete I remember his fresh almost naïve approach, his positive energy and his constant and restless search for something new. It was a joy to know Pete Banks and an honour and a privilege to play with him: I think he would be pleased with the way our album turned out.”
This is the last new album of material from the late Peter Banks, who passed away in 2013, and had wanted to see this material released.
3CD / 1 Blu Ray / 2 X 12-Inch Vinyl Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set
**ALL PRE-ORDERS WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAW TO WIN ONE OF THREE DOUBLE VINYL TEST PRESSINGS **
• A DELUXE LIMITED EDITION BOXED SET OF THE CLASSIC ALBUM BY THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT • NEWLY REMASTERED & REMIXED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES BY ALAN PARSONS • FEATURING 3 CDs, 1 BLU-RAY DISC (NTSTC/ REGION FREE) & 2 x 45 RPM 12-INCH VINYL IN GATEFOLD SLEEVE • FEATURING AN ADDITIONAL 53 BONUS TRACKS DRAWN FROM ERIC WOOLFSON’S SONGWRITING DIARIES, STUDIO SESSION OUT-TAKES AND STUNNING NEW 5.1 SURROUND SOUND & STEREO MIXES FROM THE ORIGINAL MULTI-TRACK MASTER TAPES BY ALAN PARSONS AND THE PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS OF ‘DON’T ANSWER ME’ & ‘PRIME TIME’ • INCLUDES A LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED BOOK WITH NEW ESSAY FEATURING RECOLLECTIONS FROM ALAN PARSONS, THE WOOLFSON FAMILY, DAVID PATON & IAN BAIRNSON, A REPLICA POSTER & A REPRODUCTION PRESS KIT FOLDER.
Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a new re-mastered limited edition deluxe expanded boxed set of the classic album AMMONIA AVENUE by THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT.
First released in February 1984, AMMONIA AVENUE was the seventh album by THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT, the brainchild of composer, musician and manger ERIC WOOLFSON and celebrated producer and engineer ALAN PARSONS. The inspiration for the album title came from a visit Woolfson had made to the ICI Chemical plant in Billingham, England after meeting ICI chairman Sir John Harvey-Jones on a flight from New York. Upon visiting the plant, Eric Woolfson noticed a long street called Ammonia Avenue, devoid of people and trees and dominated by miles of pipes.
The album sessions featured the contribution of musicians such as Ian Bairnson (guitars), David Paton (bass), Stuart Elliott (drums) with Eric Woolfson playing keyboards and lead vocals on four of the album’s nine songs. Colin Blunstone, Chris Rainbow and Lenny Zakatek also provided lead vocals on the remaining songs. AMMONIA AVENUE would become one of the biggest selling albums for THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT, attaining gold status in many European countries and the USA. The album featured such classic compositions as DANCING ON A HIGHWIRE, SINCE THE LAST GOODBYE and the stunning title track. AMMONIA AVENUE also spawned the hit singles ‘DON’T ANSWER ME’ (a Top Ten hit throughout Europe and in the USA) and ‘PRIME TIME’.
This deluxe edition comprises 3CDs, a Blu-Ray disc (NTSC / Region Free) and vinyl edition of a new stereo mix of AMMONIA AVENUE as two 12-inch 45rpm discs (cut at ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS). The set has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes under the supervision of ALAN PARSONS and features an additional 53 bonus tracks drawn from ERIC WOOLFSON’s song-writing diaries, studio session out-takes and stunning new 5.1 surround sound & stereo mixes from the original multi-track master tapes by ALAN PARSONS plus the promotional videos of ‘DON’T ANSWER ME’ & ‘PRIME TIME’.
This stunning set also houses a lavish illustrated book with a new essay with unseen photos and features recollections from ALAN PARSONS, the WOOLFSON family and from musicians IAN BAIRNSON and DAVID PATON. It also includes a reproduction poster and a reproduction press kit folder. This deluxe edition of AMMONIA AVENUE is the definitive treatment of a special album.
DISC ONE: CD
“AMMONIA AVENUE” ORIGINAL STEREO MIX – NEWLY RE-MASTERED 1. PRIME TIME (2020 RE-MASTER) 2. LET ME GO HOME (2020 RE-MASTER) 3. ONE GOOD REASON (2020 RE-MASTER) 4. SINCE THE LAST GOODBYE (2020 RE-MASTER) 5. DON’T ANSWER ME (2020 RE-MASTER) 6. DANCING ON A HIGHWIRE (2020 RE-MASTER) 7. YOU DON’T BELIEVE (2020 RE-MASTER) 8. PIPELINE (2020 RE-MASTER) 9. AMMONIA AVENUE (2020 RE-MASTER) BONUS TRACKS 10. DON’T ANSWER ME (EARLY ROUGH MIX) 11. YOU DON’T BELIEVE (DEMO) 12. SINCE THE LAST GOODBYE (CHRIS RAINBOW VOCAL OVERDUBS) 13. SINCE THE LAST GOODBYE (ERIC GUIDE VOCAL – ROUGH MIX) 14. YOU DON’T BELIEVE (INSTRUMENTAL TRIBUTE TO THE SHADOWS) 15. DANCING ON A HIGHWIRE / SPOTLIGHT (WORK IN PROGRESS) 16. AMMONIA AVENUE PART (ERIC DEMO VOCAL) 17. AMMONIA AVENUE (ORCHESTRAL OVERDUBS)
DISC TWO: CD
ERIC’S SONGWRITING DIARIES
1. PRIME TIME (ERIC’S SONGWRITING DIARY 1) 2. ONE GOOD REASON (ERIC’S SONGWRITING DIARY 1) 3. ONE GOOD REASON (ERIC’S SONGWRITING DIARY 2) 4. ONE GOOD REASON (ERIC’S SONGWRITING DIARY 3) 5. ONE GOOD REASON (ERIC’S SONGWRITING DIARY 4) 6. SINCE THE LAST GOODBYE (ERIC’S SONGWRITING DIARY) 7. DON’T ANSWER ME (ERIC’S SONGWRITING DIARY) 8. DANCING ON A HIGHWIRE (ERIC’S SONGWRITING DIARY 1) 9. DANCING ON A HIGHWIRE (ERIC’S SONGWRITING DIARY 2) 10. DANCING ON A HIGHWIRE (ERIC’S SONGWRITING DIARY 3) 11. AMMONIA AVENUE (ERIC’S SONGWRITING DIARY 1) 12. AMMONIA AVENUE (ERIC’S SONGWRITING DIARY 2) 13. AMMONIA AVENUE (ERIC’S SONGWRITING DIARY 3) 14. AMMONIA AVENUE (ERIC’S SONGWRITING DIARY 4) 15. DON’T TAKE CHANCES WITH ME (ERIC’S SONGWRITING DIARY) 16. YOU’LL BE SURPRISED (ERIC’S SONGWRITING DIARY) 17. WISH I WAS MILES AWAY (ERIC’S SONGWRITING DIARY) 18. TOBY’S THEME (ERIC’S SONGWRITING DIARY) 19. AMELIE’S THEME (ERIC’S SONGWRITING DIARY)
DISC THREE: CD
STUDIO BONUS TRACKS
1. AMMONIA AVENUE RADIO ADVERT 2. PRIME TIME (ERIC WOOLFSON DEMO VOCAL ON ROUGH MIX) 3. PRIME TIME (MUSO’S EXPERIMENTING) 4. LET ME GO HOME (ROUGH BACKING TRACK) 5. ONE GOOD REASON (ERIC WOOLFSON VOCAL WITH ROUGH MIX) 6. ONE GOOD REASON (ROUGH BACKING TRACK) 7. SINCE THE LAST GOODBYE (ROUGH BACKING TRACK) 8. DON’T ANSWER ME (ERIC WOOLFSON VOCAL WITH ROUGH MIX) 9. DON’T ANSWER ME (MUSO’S EXPERIMENTING) 10. DON’T ANSWER ME (BACKING TRACK – BEFORE PHIL SPECTOR TREATMENT AND ALTERNATIVE SAX SOLO) 11. DANCING ON A HIGHWIRE (ERIC WOOLFSON DEMO VOCAL ON ROUGH BACKING TRACK) 12. YOU DON’T BELIEVE (ALAN PARSONS DEMO VOCAL ON ROUGH MIX) 13. AMMONIA AVENUE (ERIC WOOLFSON DEMO VOCAL WITH ORCHESTRAL ROUGH MIX) 14. AMMONIA AVENUE (CHRIS RAINBOW BACKING VOCALS) 15. AMMONIA AVENUE (INSTRUMENTAL SECTION ROUGH MIX) 16. AMMONIA AVENUE (ERIC WOOLFSON PIANO TAKES) 17. AP 1 (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED BACKING TRACK)
DISC FOUR: BLU RAY 5.1 SURROUND SOUND MIX (2019) & HIGH RESOLUTION STEREO REMIX (2019) BY ALAN PARSONS
1. PRIME TIME (5.1 SURROUND MIX / NEW STEREO MIX) 2. LET ME GO HOME (5.1 SURROUND MIX / NEW STEREO MIX) 3. ONE GOOD REASON (5.1 SURROUND MIX / NEW STEREO MIX) 4. SINCE THE LAST GOODBYE (5.1 SURROUND MIX / NEW STEREO MIX) 5. DON’T ANSWER ME (5.1 SURROUND MIX / NEW STEREO MIX) 6. DANCING ON A HIGHWIRE (5.1 SURROUND MIX / NEW STEREO MIX) 7. YOU DON’T BELIEVE (5.1 SURROUND MIX / NEW STEREO MIX) 8. PIPELINE (5.1 SURROUND MIX / NEW STEREO MIX) 9. AMMONIA AVENUE (5.1 SURROUND MIX / NEW STEREO MIX)
THE PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS 1. DON’T ANSWER ME (PROMOTIONAL VIDEO) 2. PRIME TIME (PROMOTIONAL VIDEO)
45 rpm 12” VINYL
“AMMONIA AVENUE” THE NEW STEREO REMIX BY ALAN PARSONS (2 x 45 RPM 12-INCH)
SIDE ONE 1. PRIME TIME 2. LET ME GO HOME 3. ONE GOOD REASON
SIDE TWO 1. SINCE THE LAST GOODBYE 2. DON’T ANSWER ME
SIDE THREE 1. DANCING ON A HIGHWIRE 2. YOU DON’T BELIEVE
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