воскресенье, 30 октября 2011 г.

"Beatles For Sale on Parlophone Records by Bruce Spizer & Frank Daniels



В августе 2011 года Брюс на Битлз-фестивале презентовал свою новую книгу «Beatles For Sale On Parlophone Records».  Наконец появилось то волшебное издание о британских битловских релизах, которое так долго все ждали. Все предыдущие попытки систематизировать британскую виниловую дискографию квартета «Битлз» были примитивными и не раскрывали даже на половину данную тему. В книге Брюса Спайзера на 444 страницах воспроизведено более 700 цветных фотографий плюс вложен 22-х страничный буклет с кратким перечнем всех вариантов прессов представленных в книге. Размер страниц примерно 23,5 см х 31 см (что больше листа формата А4), а её вес почти 3 кг.

Книга имеет 4 раздела:

Section One - 45-RPM Singles
3 LOVE ME DO c/w P.S. I LOVE YOU
13 PLEASE PLEASE ME c/w ASK ME WHY
19 FROM ME TO YOU c/w THANK YOU GIRL
23 SHE LOVES YOU c/w I'LL GET YOU
29 I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND c/w THIS BOY
33 CAN'T BUY ME LOVE c/w YOU CAN'T DO THAT
37 A HARD DAY'S NIGHT c/w THINGS WE SAID TODAY
41 I FEEL FINE c/w SHE'S A WOMAN
45 TICKET TO RIDE c/w YES IT IS
49 HELP! c/w I'M DOWN
53 WE CAN WORK IT OUT c/w DAY TRIPPER
57 PAPERBACK WRITER c/w RAIN
63 YELLOW SUBMARINE c/w ELEANOR RIGBY
67 STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER c/w PENNY LANE
73 ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE c/w BABY, YOU'RE A RICH MAN
79 HELLO, GOODBYE c/w I AM THE WALRUS
85 LADY MADONNA c/w THE INNER LIGHT
89 HEY JUDE c/w REVOLUTION
97 GET BACK c/w DON'T LET ME DOWN
103 THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO c/w OLD BROWN SHOE
107 SOMETHING c/w COME TOGETHER
109 LET IT BE c/w YOU KNOW MY NAME
115 EXPORT SINGLES
119 KOMM, GIB MIR DEINE HAND c/w SIE LIEBT DICH
121 POLYDOR SINGLES




Section Two - Long-Playing Albums
129 PLEASE PLEASE ME
147 WITH THE BEATLES
161 A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
175 BEATLES FOR SALE
187 HELP!
199 RUBBER SOUL
211 REVOLVER
223 A COLLECTION OF BEATLES OLDIES
229 SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
249 THE BEATLES (The White Album)
273 YELLOW SUBMARINE
281 THE BEATLES; GET BACK (unreleased)
297 ABBEY ROAD
311 GET BACK w/ Let It Be & 10 other songs (unreleased)
315 LET IT BE
325 "FROM THEN TO YOU" (Beatles Christmas Record, 1970)
335 EXPORT ALBUMS
343 MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR (Import)
345 THE BEATLES' FIRST (Polydor)





Section Three - EPs
349 TWIST AND SHOUT
357 THE BEATLES' HITS
361 THE BEATLES (No. 1)
364 THE BEATLES' GOLDEN DISCS (cancelled)
365 ALL MY LOVING
369 LONG TALL SALLY
373 Extracts from the film A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
375 Extracts from the Album A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
377 BEATLES FOR SALE
379 BEATLES FOR SALE (No. 2)
383 THE BEATLES' MILLION SELLERS
385 YESTERDAY
387 NOWHERE MAN
391 MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
402 YELLOW SUBMARINE (Aborted)
403 TONY SHERIDAN WITH THE BEATLES (Polydor)




Section Four - An EMI Recording
407 A BRIEF HISTORY OF EMI
410 PARLOPHONE RECORDS
410 HAYES * MIDDLESEX * ENGLAND
410 331'3-RPM LONG PLAYING ALBUMS
411 45-RPM SINGLES
412 MASTERING & MANUFACTURING RECORDS
414 TRAIL OFF AREA MARKINGS
415 PRINTING OF LABELS
416 PARLOPHONE LABELS
418 APPLE LABELS
419 DEMONSTRATION RECORDS & FACTORY SAMPLES
420 TAX CODE LETTERS
422 "SOLD IN U.K." (RETAIL PRICE MAINTENANCE)
424 PUBLISHING & COPYRIGHT NOTICES
424 SOLID CENTER PRESSINGS
425 CONTRACT PRESSINGS
425 DECCA RECORDS
425 DECCA ALBUMS
426 DECCA SINGLES
427 ORIOLE
428 CBS RECORDS
429 PHILIPS
430 PYE
431 COMPARISON OF PUSH-OUT CENTER SINGLES
432 THE MYSTERIOUS TRI-CENTER PRESSING
433 COMPANY SLEEVES
440 Apple SLEEVES
441 ALBUM COVERS & INNER SLEEVES
443 BRITISH RADIO & RECORD CHARTS IN THE 1960s
444 PARLOPHONE AROUND THE WORLD


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вторник, 25 октября 2011 г.

"Love Me Tender" - Stuart Sutcliffe


Very rare record! But music, as I think, was imposed on vocal in these days.

воскресенье, 16 октября 2011 г.

Beatles' covers in Russian

From motion picture "Kalif-stork" (Кинофильм "Калиф-аист") USSR, 1968



"Starinki Avtomobil" by Vesyolie Rebyata ("Старенький автомобиль" в исполнении ВИА "Весёлые ребята") USSR, 1971



Theme from TV show "Benefit by Larisa Golubkina" (Бенефис Ларисы Голубкиной, исполняет ВИА "Весёлые ребята") USSR, 1975.
From 0:00 to 0:50, from 1:22 to 2:05 and from 6:15 to 9:47



From TV show "Magic lantern" (Мюзикл "Волшебный фонарь") USSR, 1976



From TV show "OSP-studio" (ОСП-студия) Russia, early 2000s



And as bonus - Balalaika Orchestra (Russia)

вторник, 11 октября 2011 г.

Paul McCartney's "On The Run" tour dates announced – November/December 2011

Sunday 13th November Grand Prix Circuit, Yas Arena, Yas Island Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
Saturday 26th November Unipol Arena, Bologna, Italy
Sunday 27th November Mediolanumforum, Milan, Italy
Wednesday 30th November Omnisport Arena, Bercy, Paris, France
Thursday 1st December Lanxess Arena, Koln, Germany
Monday 5th December O2 Arena, London, England
Saturday 10th December The Globen, Stockholm, Sweden
Monday 12th December The Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland
Wednesday 14th December The Olympinski Arena, Moscow, Russia
Monday 19th December The MEN Arena, Manchester, England
Tuesday 20th December The Echo Arena, Liverpool, England





Tickets at concert in Moscow it is possible to purchase on the site of Russian fan-club Beatles.ru:


вторник, 4 октября 2011 г.

Paul McCartney's "Ocean's Kingdom" out now on CD and vinyl

In the blog on MySpace Paul McCartney placed a next report.

Marking his first foray into the word of dance, Paul has announced the general release of 'Ocean's Kingdom', commissioned by the New York City Ballet. The recording will be released by Decca Records on October 3rd (UK) and Hear Music/Telarc on October 4th (US) and is conducted by John Wilson, produced by John Fraser and performed by The London Classical Orchestra.

'Ocean's Kingdom' is the first time Paul has written an original orchestral score or any kind of music for dance and is the result of a collaboration between Paul and New York City Ballet's Master in Chief Peter Martins, who have worked together to present the world premiere of a new ballet for the company's 2011/2012 season this September.

Though the work is Paul's first ballet, he approached the project in the same way he writes all other music, driven by his heart rather than his head and inspired by feeling rather than specific technical knowledge. While this may have been another new turn for his staggeringly varied career to take, Paul knew it had to be influenced by his own personal experience and that he needed to create a story the audience would find equally compelling and moving.

Paul's first step was to visit the Royal Opera House to see Adolphe Adam's 'Giselle', danced by the Royal Ballet. Afterwards, Paul met the dancers and discussed the work with them, realising as he did so that he was still without a central theme to his work. Keen to tell a story through his music, Paul decided to focus on the purity of the ocean and within just two months, the first draft had been completed. He then went through the music again thinking specifically of the ballet itself, thereby creating a world featuring distinctive characters and a vibrant underworld kingdom. Finally Paul spent many more weeks working alongside Peter Martins to refine the work, before Peter created the choreography with the NYCB dancers.

An hour long score featuring four stunning movements – Ocean's Kingdom, Hall of Dance, Imprisonment and Moonrise – the ballet tells of a love story within the story of an underwater world whose people are threatened by the humans of Earth. A potently expressive and richly varied work, the score is Paul's most challenging and emotionally complex yet. As he explains: "What was interesting was writing music that meant something expressively rather than just writing a song. Trying to write something that expressed an emotion – so you have fear, love, anger, sadness to play with and I found that exciting and challenging."

The premiere of the ballet 'Ocean's Kingdom' will take place at NYCB's Fall Gala on Thursday 22nd September 2011 while the release of the orchestral score will follow a month later, available digitally, on CD and on vinyl. It was recorded in June in London.

The artwork that accompanies the release is equally striking and inventive. Though it seems to suggest a city skyline, it is actually a digital readout of the notes from the ballet score.

Although this is his first orchestral score for dance, Paul is already quite at home in the world of classical music. His back catalogue already carries four classical albums, the most recent of which was the Classical BRIT Award winning 'Ecce Cor Meum (Behold My Heart)'; a work for chorus and orchestra in four movements that was released in 2006


понедельник, 3 октября 2011 г.

GEORGE HARRISON: Living In The Material World

Premiere: London, Sunday 2nd October 2011
UK Cinema Release Date: Tuesday 4th October 2011
DVD/Blu-ray Release Date in Europe: Monday 10th October 2011
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Produced by: Olivia Harrison, Martin Scorsese, Nigel Sinclair
Starring: Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Yoko Ono, Tom Petty, Phil Spector, Dhani Harrison, Olivia Harrison, George Martin, Jeff Lynne
Runtime: Approx. 3 hours 29 minutes




The limited-edition Deluxe version is packaged in a bespoke picture frame box with easel back for photo display, and includes 2 DVDs and one Blu-ray featuring the film plus 11 bonus features, a 10-track CD of previously-unreleased recordings, 2 exclusive lithographs, and a 96-page book.

CD:
My Sweet Lord (demo)
Run Of The Mill (demo)
I’d Have You Any Time (early take)
Mama You’ve Been On My Mind (demo)
Let It Be Me (demo)
Woman Don’t You Cry For Me (early take)
Awaiting On You All (early take)
Behind That Locked Door (demo)
All Things Must Pass (demo)
The Light That Has Lighted The World (demo)

DVD Bonus Features:  (*exclusive to Deluxe Edition)
George plays the Uke*
Deep Blue*
Here Comes The Sun
Dispute and Violence
Growing Up In Liverpool*
Paul McCartney
Neil Aspinall*
The Inner Light*
Jeff Lynne
Gordon Murray*
Damon Hill