Tom Petty Florida Football

Stadium Full of Florida Football Fans Pay Tribute To Tom Petty

Thousands of spectators at a college football game in Gainesville, Florida joined together for a stirring sing-along of Tom Petty‘s “I Won’t Back Down.”

Petty was born and raised in Gainesville, and the news of his death on October 2 riled up the crowd to pay tribute with a massive cover before the Florida Gators game against Louisiana State University.

“Let’s celebrate together what he meant to the world of music and what he meant to this community,” said Florida Athletic Director Scott Stricklin in a release before the game. “Since we are already singing ‘We are the Boys,’ let’s go right from that into one of his great anthems and make that the way we are going to jointly celebrate Tom Petty and the Gators.” (more…)

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‘The Rolling Stones — On Air’ Celebrates Radio Days

On 1 December, Polydor will release a collection capturing the formative years of the Rolling Stonesas they’ve rarely been heard before. The Rolling Stones — On Air is a new compilation of radio recordings made by the group between 1963 and 1965 for BBC shows of the time such as Saturday Club, Top Gear, Rhythm and Blues and the Joe Loss Pop Show.

On Air will be available on CD, double CD deluxe edition, heavyweight vinyl and special limited edition coloured vinyl. It follows the recent publication by Virgin Books of a book of the same name by author and uDiscover writer Richard Havers.

Eight tracks performed for the various shows were never recorded by the Stones for a commercial release; seven more made their debut on air before being released on albums or EPs. That underlines the fact that as their stature as major artists grew ever greater, the Stones were such frequent visitors to the BBC that they were constantly striving to perform a wide selection of material. The lead track from the collection is a version of their first single, Chuck Berry‘s ‘Come On,’ recorded for Saturday Club in 1963 and now available to stream.

Highlights of the album include ‘Fannie Mae,’ first recorded by blues artist Buster Brown in 1959, Tommy Tucker’s ‘Hi Heel Sneakers’ and Bo Diddley’s ‘Cops And Robbers.’ There’s also the chance to hear vibrantly live radio renditions of such early Jagger-Richardsco-writes as ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,’ ‘The Last Time’ and ‘The Spider And The Fly.’ (more…)

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Paul McCartney Reissues Eight Albums On Colour Vinyl

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The first eight titles in Paul McCartney’s critically acclaimed and multiple Grammy Award-winning Archive Collection are set to be reissued by MPL/ Capitol/Universal Music on 17 November 2017.

New editions of Paul McCartney’s McCartney, McCartney II, Tug Of War, Pipes Of Peace, Paul & Linda McCartney’s Ram, Paul McCartney & Wings’ Band On The Run and the two Wings albums Venus And Mars and At The Speed Of Sound will be issued in single CD digipak and 180 gram heavyweight black vinyl single LP formats—as well as limited edition 180 gram coloured vinyl pressings. All vinyl LPs in the Archive Collection will feature a download card and fully restored artwork. The titles and corresponding limited edition vinyl colours are as follows:

Paul McCartney: McCartney – Red Vinyl

Paul McCartney: McCartney II – Clear Vinyl

Paul McCartney: Tug Of War – Blue Vinyl

Paul McCartney: Pipes Of Peace – Silver Vinyl

Paul and Linda McCartney: Ram – Yellow Vinyl

Paul McCartney and Wings: Band On The Run – White Vinyl

Wings: Venus And Mars – Red & Yellow Vinyl

Wings: At The Speed Of Sound – Orange Vinyl

The Paul McCartney Archive Collection debuted with the 2 November, 2010 re-release of Paul McCartney & Wings’ 1973 milestone Band on the Run, which won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Historical Album, while the Archive Collection’s Deluxe Edition Box Set of the 1976 classic Wings Over America took the 2013 Grammy for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package. The most recent instalment was this year’s reissue of McCartney’s eighth studio album Flowers In The Dirt, which Rolling Stone called “spectacular…an extraordinary document,” and the Observer hailed as “perhaps the greatest record to emerge from the world of AOR in 1989… an absolute pleasure to rediscover today.”

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Fully Completley

The Tragically Hip’s Fully Completely Turns 25

The Tragically Hip‘s classic album, Fully Completely, turns 25 today.

With an inward focus on Canadian history, Fully Completely captured the attention and imagination of audiences coast-to-coast.

The first track on the album, “Courage (for Hugh MacLennan)” references the Canadian author and was inspired by his novel “The Watch That Ends the Night”. “Looking for a Place to Happen” touches on European settlers taking over Indigenous lands, referencing Jacques Cartier. “At the Hundredth Meridian” refers to the line of longitude separating Western Canada from the Central and Atlantic regions. “Locked In The Trunk Of A Car” pulls inspiration from the kidnapping of Quebec Cabinet Minister Pierre LaPorte during the FLQ crisis of 1970. “Fifty Mission Cap” references Toronto Maple Leafs player Bill Barilko. “Wheat Kings” references the wrongful imprisonment and release of Canadian David Milgaard.

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