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Live Album and Concert Film Capture Definitive, 26-Song Performance Recorded at the Fabulous Forum in September 2018 Featuring First Eagles’ Recordings with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey

ESPN will air the Eagles concert “Live from The Forum MMXVIII” this holiday weekend.

The Eagles spent the majority of 2018 on an extensive North American tour with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey joining Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit. Earning rave reviews from fans and critics alike, the quintet arrived at the Forum in Los Angeles for three sold-out concerts on September 12, 14, and 15.

Highlights from all three shows have now been compiled for the new 26-song live album and concert film that will premiere on ESPN this Sunday, July 5th, at 8 PM EDT / 5 PM PDT, introduced by longtime Eagles fan ESPN’s Chris Berman.

LIVE FROM THE FORUM MMXVIII, a Scheme Engine production directed by Nick Wickham, was filmed on 14 4K cameras. It will be available on October 16 through Rhino in a variety of audio and video formats, including Blu-ray, CD, Vinyl, and Streaming.

A super deluxe edition will also be available. All formats can be pre-ordered now at www.eagles.com/store.

The set captures definitive live performances of the band’s most iconic hits (“Hotel California,” “Take It Easy,” “Life In The Fast Lane,” “Desperado”) and beloved album tracks (“Ol’ 55, “Those Shoes”), along with some of the individual members’ biggest solo smashes (Henley’s “Boys Of Summer,” Walsh’s “Rocky Mountain Way,” and Gill’s “Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away”).

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Red Eye https://www.westcoast.dk/red-eye-2/ Fri, 03 Jul 2020 15:43:13 +0000 https://www.westcoast.dk/?p=20368 For nearly five decades, singer-songwriter-musician, Randy Goodrum—whose new solo recording, Red Eye, released on June 19, 2020, on the artist’s own Clark St. Records—has dodged classification by refusing to be easily categorized. On his first project under his own name in many years, Goodrum plays jazz piano with phenomenal skill and emotional depth, and returns …

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For nearly five decades, singer-songwriter-musician, Randy Goodrum—whose new solo recording, Red Eye, released on June 19, 2020, on the artist’s own Clark St. Records—has dodged classification by refusing to be easily categorized.

On his first project under his own name in many years, Goodrum plays jazz piano with phenomenal skill and emotional depth, and returns to the captivating vocal stylings that graced his several previous releases as a leader.

Red Eye, which features songwriting collaborations with fellow keyboard great and co-producer/co-writer, Larry Williams (who also plays horns), spans several genres, with a pronounced leaning toward what Goodrum calls “Intelligent Pop/Jazz.”

But the dozen-song Red Eye only scratches the surface of Goodrum’s multitude of talents and interests: Over the years, the award-winning artist has also written hit songs that slot into pop, country, rock or no box at all.

Some in the music business have told him he’d be better off finding one thing and sticking to it, but the only category that Randy Goodrum has ever wanted to be a part of is the Randy Goodrum category. “Whatever it is, I want to do it my way,” he says. “That is the jazz ethic that I’ve always lived by, and still do.”

https://www.randygoodrum.com/red-eye

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News From Hemifran July 2020 https://www.westcoast.dk/news-from-hemifran-july-2020/ Thu, 02 Jul 2020 14:46:45 +0000 https://www.westcoast.dk/?p=20360 Hemifrån is an independent A&R, promotion and marketing company, based in the heart of Sweden, specializing in, what they call, “gut music” – The kind of music that you can feel in your gut, no matter what. Hemifran is promoting a lot of singer-songwriter, westcoast-pop, country, AOR and more. Here are featured some of their …

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Hemifrån is an independent A&R, promotion and marketing company, based in the heart of Sweden, specializing in, what they call, “gut music” – The kind of music that you can feel in your gut, no matter what. Hemifran is promoting a lot of singer-songwriter, westcoast-pop, country, AOR and more. Here are featured some of their latest news – it is not all west coast, but dig into it!

Jim Iseman III – Viduity

This year Jim Iseman III releases his debut EP “Viduity” which blends traditional songwriting with modular ambient synthesis. The source material draws heavily from the work of physicists Richard Feynman, Roger Penrose and Douglas Hofstadter. More information at Hemifran.

Judith Owen – Hold My Hand

“This is my re-imagining of Jess Glynne’s mega dance hit ‘Hold My Hand’. The sentiment is so fitting for how we’re all feeling right now, needing others, knowing we can’t get through this alone, I’m so proud of how poignant, deeply moving, and totally different it is! Many thanks as always to my incredible collaborators. Leland Sklar, Pedro Segundo, Christian Lohr, John Fischbach, Jesse Snider and Steve Lee. All proceeds will benefit the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic, supporting a community whose ‘hand to mouth’ existence, with zero social services, has been devastated during Covid-19. Enjoy and many thanks for supporting and caring.” ~ Judith Owen. More information at Hemifran.

Cina Samuelson – Sing With Your Heart And Soul

”My mother was a wonderful woman, she loved music, she loved to sing and she really loved to dance. The song ‘Sweet Mama’ is about a very special moment for me, my mother and a man called Elvis. The song ‘How Long Is Forever’ is about a couple getting married and the promise to stay together forever. But the question is; How long is forever?” ~ Cina Samuelson

New single just released by country music artist Cina Samuelson, recorded live in a studio in Mariestad, Sweden, and it contains the 2 songs ”Sweet Mama, Elvis And Me” and “How Long Is Forever”, both written by Cina. More information at Hemifran.

Meadow Creek – Pieces Of Driftwood

Meadow Creek are back with a strong sequel to their acclaimed debut album from 2017, “‘Til Death Do Us Part”. Country, americana, or why not ‘swedicana’, flavoured tones with a touch of nordic melancholy and the whisper of the woods.

On the new album, “Pieces Of Driftwood”, the duo metaphorically describe their songs as driftwood pieces, washed ashore on the beach of memories, and each has their own unique story to tell.

Available June 5th, 2020, on Paraply Records & Tapes, with distribution by Border Music. More information at Hemifran.

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California Volume 2 Box https://www.westcoast.dk/california-volume-2-box/ Sun, 28 Jun 2020 07:32:36 +0000 https://www.westcoast.dk/?p=20356 This will be a Westcoast Music must have box set for every Californian Rock music lover as well as AOR and Classic Rock aficionados. From the waves of the Pacific Ocean til the Road 66, it is music trip from Laurel Canyon to San Francisco, and a hymmn to the freeways and deserts of The …

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This will be a Westcoast Music must have box set for every Californian Rock music lover as well as AOR and Classic Rock aficionados. From the waves of the Pacific Ocean til the Road 66, it is music trip from Laurel Canyon to San Francisco, and a hymmn to the freeways and deserts of The USA.

Nicknamed the last Dee Jay because he is the only radio host still to airplay what he wants on an european nationwide radiostation, Georges Lang has selected blasts from the pasts and songs from the new generation of The Westcoast Music Sound.

The box set California Volume 2 Georges Lang will be available in a 4 box set CDs as well as in a digital format.

It will include a 20 pages booklet with photos from Georges, liner notes and notes from Georges Lang.

Words from Westcoast Rendez-Vous

Disc One :

1. I G Y – DONALD FAGEN
2. Lido Shuffle – BOZ SCAGGS
3. Love Will Find a Way – PABLO CRUISE
4. Stand Back 2019 Remaster – STEVIE NICKS
5. Light My Fire 2017 Remaster – DOORS THE
6. Me and Bobby Mcgee – JANIS JOPLIN
7. Think I’m in Love – EDDIE MONEY
8. Missing You – JOHN WAITE
9. Someone to Love – ROGER MCGUINN
10. The Warmth of the Sun 2001 – Remaster – BEACH BOYS (THE)
11. Summer Breeze 2004 Remaster – SEALS & CROFTS
12. Creeque Alley – THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS
13. How Sweet It Is to Be Loved By You 2019 Remaster – JAMES TAYLOR
14. Something to Talk About – BONNIE RAITT
15. Cocaine
16. Love Guarantee – YOUNG GUN SILVER FOX
17. Dixie Chicken 2013 Remaster – LITTLE FEAT
18. You’re No Good 2015 Remastered Version – LINDA RONSTADT
19. I Can’t Hold on – KARLA BONOFF
20. Voices – TIMOTHY B SCHMIT

Disc Two :

1. Bertha – GRATEFUL DEAD
2. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere – BOB DYLAN
3. See the Sky About to Rain – BYRDS
4. Never My Love Remastered Version – ORCHESTRE ASSOCIATION CONCERTS LAMOUREUX
5. The Daily Planet 2015 Remaster – LOVE
6. Seven Bridges Road – IAN MATTHEWS
7. Keep on Tryin’ – VENICE
8. Ooh Las Vegas Feat Emmylou Harris Remastered Version – GRAM PARSONS
9. Two Lane Highway – PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE
10. Summer Wind – CHRIS HILLMAN AND THE DESERT ROSE BAND
11. Dust in the Wind – KANSAS
12. California Dreamin – JOSE FELICIANO
13. Danger Zone – LARSEN
14. Biggest Part of Me Remastered Version – AMBROSIA
15. Thank You for Being a Friend – ANDREW GOLD
16. When It’s Over – MICHAEL FRANKS
17. Ventura Highway – GEYSTER
18. Blue Jean Blues 2005 Remaster – ZZ TOP
19. Hurdy Gurdy Man – DONOVAN
20. Caroline No – CHRISSIE HYNDE

Disc Three :

1. Legends of Laurel Canyon – RYAD KERBOUZ
2. No Time to Lose – ALAN TARNEY
3. Footloose – KENNY LOGGINS
4. Love Will Show Us How – CHRISTINE MCVIE
5. Cold As Ice 2017 Remaster – FOREIGNER
6. Border Town – SOUTHER HILLMAN FURAY BAND THE
7. Still the One 45 Version – ORLEANS
8. Parachute – TIMOTHY B SCHMIT
9. She’s Gone Remastered – HALL
10. Queen of California – JOHN MAYER
11. Understanding – JOEL SARAKULA
12. We Lost Our Way – CHRIS ISAAK
13. Ride Like the Wind 2001 Remaster – CHRISTOPHER CROSS
14. Back to L a – SARI SCHORR
15. Lone Rider – DYLAN LEBLANC
16. Autumn Rains – THE MARCUS KING BAND
17. California Turnaround Radio Mix – BILL LABOUNTY
18. Sweet Release – REESE WYNANS

Disc Four :

1. California Dreamin’ – WILSON PHILLIPS
2. The Warmth of the Sun – RUMER
3. Desperado – DIANA KRALL
4. God Only Knows – MICHAEL BUBLE
5. Nether Lands – DAN FOGELBERG
6. After the Gold Rush – PATTI SMITH
7. Big Sur – LYLAC
8. Clear Sailin – CHRIS HILLMAN
9. Falling in Love – DON FELDER
10. Baby What a Big Surprise 2007 Remaster – CHICAGO
11. Goodbye Girl – DAVID GATES
12. Love and Mercy Remastered – BRIAN WILSON
13. Poor Poor Pitiful Me 2008 Remaster – WARREN ZEVON
14. Jackie Blue – OZARK MOUNTAIN DAREDEVILS THE
15. Sunset Blvd – JONATHAN WILSON
16. The First Cut Is the Deepest – SHERYL CROW
17. Helpless Remastered – KD LANG
18. Just the Two of Us Feat Bill Withers Remastered Version – GROVER WASHINGTON JR
19. Marina Del Rey – MARC JORDAN

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The Japanese AOR Bible 2 https://www.westcoast.dk/the-japanese-aor-bible-2/ Sat, 27 Jun 2020 06:58:07 +0000 https://www.westcoast.dk/?p=20351 BRAND NEW BOOK !!! In the Japanese AOR Bible 2, you will find 200 Westcoast CD’s that were not included in volume 1. These are albums that any serious AOR collectors must also own in their collection! Featuring all the Westcoast / AOR albums with great U.S Musicians. As a bonus, The book also includes …

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BRAND NEW BOOK !!! In the Japanese AOR Bible 2, you will find 200 Westcoast CD’s that were not included in volume 1.

These are albums that any serious AOR collectors must also own in their collection! Featuring all the Westcoast / AOR albums with great U.S Musicians.

As a bonus, The book also includes the best Japanese Fusion albums & the best Japanese studio musicians. Check it out now !

DIRECT LINKS BELOW !!!

Amazon Japan: https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B08BTY9376/

Amazon France: https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B08BTY9376/

Amazon Spain: https://www.amazon.es/dp/B08BTY9376/

Amazon Germany: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B08BTY9376/

Amazon Italy: https://www.amazon.it/dp/B08BTY9376/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08BTY9376/

Amazon U.S: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BTY9376/

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New EP From Kilimanjaro https://www.westcoast.dk/new-ep-from-kilimanjaro/ Sun, 14 Jun 2020 07:20:59 +0000 https://www.westcoast.dk/?p=20342 Swedish West Coast duo Kilimanjaro (i.e. Emmanuel Sandström and Anders Tillborg) and their new 4-track CD “Phases And Changes”. The CD EP is a sequel to their bestselling debut CD from 2012 and shows a slightly rockier version with much more porky guitar guitar solos without leaving it licked, and with very well arranged melodies …

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Swedish West Coast duo Kilimanjaro (i.e. Emmanuel Sandström and Anders Tillborg) and their new 4-track CD “Phases And Changes”.

The CD EP is a sequel to their bestselling debut CD from 2012 and shows a slightly rockier version with much more porky guitar guitar solos without leaving it licked, and with very well arranged melodies of course!

The songs are “Changes” / “For Your Love” / “Falling Down” / “Steal Away”.

https://www.facebook.com/kilimanjaroofsweden/

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News From Hemifran June 2020 https://www.westcoast.dk/news-from-hemifran-june-2020/ Sat, 06 Jun 2020 07:53:19 +0000 https://www.westcoast.dk/?p=20323 Hemifrån is an independent A&R, promotion and marketing company, based in the heart of Sweden, specializing in, what they call, “gut music” – The kind of music that you can feel in your gut, no matter what. Hemifran is promoting a lot of singer-songwriter, westcoast-pop, country, AOR and more. Here are featured some of their …

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Hemifrån is an independent A&R, promotion and marketing company, based in the heart of Sweden, specializing in, what they call, “gut music” – The kind of music that you can feel in your gut, no matter what. Hemifran is promoting a lot of singer-songwriter, westcoast-pop, country, AOR and more. Here are featured some of their latest news – it is not all west coast, but dig into it!

Vilma – Andra Ställen

Vilma Snygg, VILMA, from Borås, currently in the finals for the competition ”P4 Nästa” on Swedish radio, releases her debut EP ”Andra Ställen”, both digitally and on CD.

21 year old Vilma Snygg, grew up in Brämhult, Sweden, one of 5 finalists in ”P4 Nästa”, took the time after finishing gymnasium to focus on music, and now she releases her debut EP. An EP that she started to write some years ago when the longing to feel real love burned. 6 songs written as a diary through life spins between warm feelings and cold insights. According to Vilma herself ”the songs are naked and omits nothing, I write for myself only and hopefully people can recognize themselves in the sincerity”.

With a warm acoustic sound, the thoughts are brought to a new borderland between First Aid Kit and Melissa Horn, and it is produced, mixed and mastered by the eminent Andreas Holmstedt. ”Andra Ställen” will be found on Spotify and all other streaming and download sites, as well as on a beautifully packaged CD. More information at Hemifran.

Greg Copeland – The Tango Bar

At the age of 74, Greg Copeland has emerged from the shadow of his long time friend, Jackson Browne. In ”The Tango Bar” and its untitled companion album, out next year, Copeland has found his own style somewhere between Jason Isbell and Joe Henry, and he has earned his own place among America’s contemporary songwriters. Featuring beautiful vocals by Inara George and Caitlin Canty, and brought to life by an extraordinary group of musicians led by Tyler Chester and Greg Leisz, these are the best songs of Copeland’s career. More information at Hemifran.

Dan Tuffy – Letters Of Gold

Dan Tuffy has played in bands, operated as a touring agent, run a niche record label, and had shares in recording and record production companies. He is also a professional storyteller. Yet it wasn’t until 2017 that he released his debut solo album “Songs From Dan”. His debut gathered much critical praise and had him busy touring his homeland Australia and Europe. Leading Dutch music magazine OOR referred to it as a masterpiece. Now, his 2nd solo album “Letters Of Gold” is beginning to gather even more attention. More information at Hemifran.

Annamay – Out Of Reach

We are proud to announce new music from the songstress Annamay. 2020 she transforms from a solo studio act to an artist supported by her brand new band. A full set of muscians from various genres. The mix is right down Annamay’s alley. 2 of her new singles comprise of both a new band version as well as an original version. More information at Hemifran.

Safari Season – A New Future

“A New Future”” is a new exciting 4 track CDEP by Swedish duo Safari Season. The title track is a thrilling 6 minute epic dealing with the inexorable progress of time, and we all have to remember the past to be able to build a new, and even better, future. More information at Hemifran.

Coco O´Connor – When I Was Your World

Returning to the studio in early 2019, Coco O’Connor was more determined than ever to return to her musical beginnings. “It has a lot to do with going back to my roots where I grew up”, says Coco. The main catalyst for the development of the album was signing a record deal with Bonfire Music Group. After forming a band for a music festival in 2018, Coco took that inspiration to a whole new peak by bringing the full band in to the studio to record on her latest release, “When I Was Your World”. More information at Hemifran.

Michael Johnathon – Legacy

It’s a 9 minute folk rock monster, a journey of the modern age of songwriters in a collapsing record industry. It’s being played on rock stations and bluegrass programs, public radio and commercial radio. It’s being used in college classes and has even become a parlor game as people study and comment on the lyrics. And it hasn’t even been officially released.kaged CD. More information at Hemifran.

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America 50 : Half Century 1970-2020 https://www.westcoast.dk/america-50-half-century-1970-2020/ Sat, 06 Jun 2020 07:23:15 +0000 https://www.westcoast.dk/?p=20317 The year 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of perennial classic rock favourites, America. America Records is proud to release the ultimate 8 disc (7 CD’s and 1 DVD) anniversary box set. Produced for release and compiled by Jeff Larson for America Archives, this strictly limited edition set contains CD’s of rare archival studio recordings consisting …

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The year 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of perennial classic rock favourites, America.

America Records is proud to release the ultimate 8 disc (7 CD’s and 1 DVD) anniversary box set. Produced for release and compiled by Jeff Larson for America Archives, this strictly limited edition set contains CD’s of rare archival studio recordings consisting of alternate mixes, demos and rehearsals, including several previously unreleased tracks ranging from 1970 up to 2000.

Along with the re-mastered Bremen 1973 in studio performance and 2 CD’s of radio Interviews, providing an audio overview of the band’s career, along with a DVD of Super 8 Home Movies 1972 – 1975 to give fans a behind the scenes look at the early years of this enduring band.

The discs featured are :

01. London Demos 1970 (Previously unreleased)
02. Bremen 1973 (Previously only available as a DVD)
03. The Caribou Ranch Sessions 1976 (Previously unreleased)
04. The Poison Oak Sessions 1981 (Previously unreleased)
05. The Alternate 90’s Plus (Previously unreleased)
06. America On The Radio 1 (Previously unreleased)
07. America On The Radio 2 (Previously unreleased)
08. America Home Movies (DVD)

“America 50 : Half Century 1970-2020” is available July 10th, 2020.

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Michael Landau Liquid Live https://www.westcoast.dk/michael-landau-liquid-live/ Thu, 04 Jun 2020 15:58:41 +0000 https://www.westcoast.dk/?p=20313 MICHAEL LANDAU AND THE PLAYERS CLUB / MASCOT LABEL GROUP  ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF LIQUID QUARTET LIVE ON AUGUST 21, 2020 “He is the complete virtuoso” — James Taylor “He is one of the finest guitar players/musicians in the world” — Steve Lukather VIEW “CAN’T BUY MY WAY HOME” HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZKGvyuAOOc&feature=youtu.be Los Angeles, CA — Michael Landau and The Players …

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MICHAEL LANDAU AND THE PLAYERS CLUB / MASCOT LABEL GROUP 

ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF LIQUID QUARTET LIVE ON AUGUST 21, 2020

“He is the complete virtuoso” — James Taylor

“He is one of the finest guitar players/musicians in the world” — Steve Lukather

VIEW “CAN’T BUY MY WAY HOME” HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZKGvyuAOOc&feature=youtu.be

Los Angeles, CA — Michael Landau and The Players Club / Mascot Label Group have announced the release of Liquid Quartet Live August 21. The album was recorded live at the world-famous Baked Potato Jazz Club in Los Angeles in November, 2019 with his Liquid Quartet line-up of drummer Abe Laboriel Jr (Paul McCartney), bassist Jimmy Johnson (Alan Holdsworth) and on guitar and vocals David Frazee (Burning Water).

The venue has been a mainstay for musicians since the mid-70s and has long been considered the best jazz venue in the city. As a native of the city it has long been part of his life, “I think I was 19 years old the first time I played the Potato,” Landau reflects. “I remember this because the manager let me have a beer but I had to drink it in the tiny kitchen while the chef was making potatoes.”

Since being that teenager he has gone on to a phenomenal solo career as well as collaborating with an incredible number of artists such as; Pink Floyd, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, BB King, James Taylor, Ray Charles, Donna Summer, Tim McGraw, Stevie Nicks, Cher, Graham Nash, Roberta Flack, Ringo Starr, Celine Dion, Michael Bolton, Joe Cocker, Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, and Rod Stewart to modern iconic pop albums such as Michael Jackson (‘Bad’/‘Invincible’), Alanis Morissette (‘Jagged Little Pill’), Anastacia (‘Anastacia’/’It’s A Man’s World’) and Mariah Carey (‘Emotions’/’Music Box’). The musician and composer has also worked on several movie soundtracks such as ‘Collateral’ (2004), ‘Blood Diamond’ (2006), ‘Salt’ (2010), ‘The Green Hornet’ (2011), ‘Larry Crowne (2011), ‘Rock of Ages’ (2012), ‘The Bourne Legacy’ (2012) and more. He also picked up a Grammy Award (2018) and Grammy nomination (2016) as part of the Steve Gadd Band. 

But it’s live where you see Landau express himself with such ferocity; “The rawness and the unknown factor of a live recording is fun, the trust and the sometimes reckless abandonment of playing live. I play differently when I play live, more aggressive at times. It’s a cleansing moment to just let it rip and not worry about it.”

“The Baked Potato is a unique place,” he continues. “The tiny stage is in the center of the room and the audience surrounds you from both sides. The sound in the room is also unique because the sound system surrounds the band as well, it’s like you’re inside of the P.A., the close proximity of everything gives the effect of everyone wearing headphones but together in the same room, you can hear every tiny detail. It also has a very low ceiling which adds to the intimacy and the sound, it’s a very dry sounding room, you can’t bluff your way through it and hide behind reverb, every note is heard.”

The intimacy oozes through the record, from the soft chitter-chatter, to the whoops, cheers, and “yeah” delights of the crowd. It’s almost as if you are transported to one of the tightly packed tables in the front of the stage, soft lighting above your head watching the quartet perform in front of the back wall that’s adorned with gig posters. “I have so much history there. I love the Baked Potato because it seems to be void of current times, you step into a time vacuum and still, it always retains that local bar, family-run feel,” he adds.

The exquisite musicianship glides through the entire performance and he has a long history with each of the band members, “Abe and I are somehow connected musically, it’s hard to describe but he reads my mind musically, we often play the same exact rhythm phrase together out of nowhere.” Jimmy Johnson and Landau date back to 1990 when he recorded his 1st solo album ‘Tales from the Bulge’ and David Frazee to the late 80s when they first formed Burning Water. “Playing with this line-up at the Potato is always a proud moment for me. No rehearsals, we keep it fresh and let the music take us all for a ride.”

The set list features outings of some brand new songs (‘Well Let’s Just See,’ ‘Can’t Walk Away From It Now’) as well as some inspired renditions from his back catalogue; from his previous studio album ‘Rock Bottom’ (‘Bad Friend,’ ‘One Tear Away’), Burning Water’s (‘Can’t Buy My Way Home,’ ‘Killing Time’) and Renegade Creation, the band he formed with Robben Ford (‘Greedy Life,’ ‘Renegade Destruction’) as well as two instrumentals to finish the night. 

Much of the world has been in unprecedented modern times with lockdowns and curfews imposed across many countries to minimize the devastation of a virus pandemic and having moments like this concert, laid down on record, reminds you of the specialness of live music and how it can move and affect us all. “I do miss playing live but Covid-19 is no match for the power of music! Music has saved me over the years, time and time again, and I’m sure this time will be no different.”

www.mascotlabelgroup.com

https://www.facebook.com/Michael-Landau-219826174758906/

http://mikelandau.com/

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2+2 = 5: Best of + Rarities https://www.westcoast.dk/22-5-best-of-rarities/ Sun, 31 May 2020 08:32:14 +0000 https://www.westcoast.dk/?p=20307 Mark Spiro – 2+2 = 5: Best of + Rarities – 3-CD Digipak Mark Spiro is an iconic American songwriter and an established award winning producer, recording artist, and accomplished musician, with a career that spans over two decades. Among his many accomplishments are 45 Gold and Platinum Records, and nine solo albums. His songs …

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Mark Spiro – 2+2 = 5: Best of + Rarities – 3-CD Digipak

Mark Spiro is an iconic American songwriter and an established award winning producer, recording artist, and accomplished musician, with a career that spans over two decades.

Among his many accomplishments are 45 Gold and Platinum Records, and nine solo albums. His songs and productions have been represented on records that have sold over 100 Million copies worldwide.

The “2+2 = 5: Best of + Rarities” compilation encompasses the best of Mark’s solo material starting from “Now Is Then, Then is Now”, originally released in 1996, until “It’s a Beautiful Life”, released in 2012. Also included are his songwriting collaborations with none other than Dann Huff (Giant), Michael Thomson (MTB), Jim Vallance (Bryan Adams), and Tim Pierce.

As a special treat for the discerning and passionate melodic rock fans, the album includes 13 unreleased songs which also includes collaborations with Dann Huff, Michael Thompson, Tim Pierce and Jason Derlatka.

Mark is currently working on a new solo album.

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Born in Seattle, Mark moved to Hollywood where he met Jack White, an extremely successful and acclaimed German producer who was making his impact on the American music scene through his work with Laura Branigan, Stevie Woods, Anne Murray, David Hasselhoff, and more.

He immediately recognized Mark’s enormous talent and brought him in as his general co-producer. In the span of three years, Jack cut more than 100 of Spiro’s songs for his various American and German artists.

It was at this time that Mark met German writer/producer, Harold Faltemeyer, best known for his songs ‘Axel F’ from the film, “Beverly Hills Cop”. Faltemeyer was a huge fan of Mark’s writing and production skills and asked him to write a song for a new film, “Top Gun”. Mark wrote the incredible ‘Mighty Wings’, recorded by Cheap Trick, for the film.

Developing a reputation in the film industry for his soundtrack work, Mark wrote songs for such films as, “True Romance (“In Dreams” recorded by John Waite), “Selena” (“Only Love” recorded by Selena), and ”Music From Another Room” (“Day After Day” recorded by Julian Lennon). Mark’s songs have also been featured on several television series such as “One Tree Hill”, “Marker”, and “Fame”.

He is also recognized as one of the leading melodic rock songwriters in the United States, with songs recorded by such classic artists as Heart, Cheap Trick, Giant, Bad English, John Waite, Kansas, Reo Speedwagon, Winger, Mike Reno (LoverBoy), and Julian Lennon.

In addition, he has written for multi-platinum country artist  Lila McCann, and Latin artists, Luis Miguel and Emmanuel. In addition, he has produced songs by Anne Murray, Laura Branigan, John Berry, Mike Reno (Loverboy), Maria Conchito Alonso, and a new artist, Ruby Summer for Lyric Street Records. Although he is best known for his melodic rock style, it is evident that Mark Spiro has the ability and talent to write for any style and genre of music.

Mark recorded and released his first solo album “In Stereo” in Germany in 1986. Shortly thereafter, Mark was signed to Interscope Records by Jimmy Iovine as a solo artist. Mark’s second solo album, “Care Of My Soul” was released in Japan, Australia, and Scandinavia in 1994; a unique pop/rock album with Mark’s special trademark of haunting melodies, creatively imaginative lyrics, and outstanding vocals.

1996 saw the release of “Now Is Then, Then Is Now” on Westcoast Records, which was a perfect melodic rock record that received unanimous acclaim in the European rock press for being one of the absolute finest releases that year.

Mark Spiro’s next two albums, “Devotion” and “The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of”, were released on the German label MTM Music and released throughout Europe and Scandinavia. His most recent albums, “King of Crows” (2003), and “Mighty Blue Ocean” (2005) were also released throughout Europe and Scandinavia.

Tracklisting:
CD1
1.    All The Love We Kill
2.    Wind On The Water
3.    Better With A Broken Heart
4.    Don’t Leave Me In Love
5.    Vendetta
6.    Through My Eyes
7.    Mid Western Skies
8.    My Devotion
9.    Valdez
10.    The Rain Came Tumblin’ Down
11.    The Rhythm Of Your Soul
12.    Can’t Take That Away (Stuff Version)

CD2
1.    I’ll Be There
2.    King Of The Crows
3.    When Winter Comes
4.    It’s A Beautiful Life
5.    Come Back To Me
6.    Mighty Blue Ocean
7.    Monster
8.    Between The Raindrops
9.    The Fisherman 3
10.    Wheels May Rust
11.    A Beautiful Mistake
12.    Love Don’t Come Around Here

CD3
1.    Take Your Time
2.    Holding You
3.    24 Hours A Day
4.    Whirling Dervish
5.    Cry Me A River
6.    Feels Like
7.    Whenever I Remember
8.    Run Like A River
9.    Broken Home
10.    Leave My Heart Alone
11.    Anything To Find My Baby
12.    When You Were Nothing
13.    Screaming Like A Crow

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