Monday, May 30, 2005

Roy Orbison - Live From Australia DVD Released

Roy Orbison - Live From AustraliaA new DVD , Roy Orbison - Live from Australia, has been released by Image Entertainment.

The DVD captures the legendary concert held at The Festival Hall in Melbourne, Australia on October 3, 1972. Originally aired only on Australian television, the footage has remained unavailable until now. For the first time, we see Roy in rare concert footage filmed during his four-month 1972 World Tour. Roy is backed by an entire orchestra in addition to his own band.

Special features include:
• Photo Gallery
• Interview with the band (with never before seen home movies)
• Digital Restoration Comparison
• Dolby 5.1 Surround and DTS Digital Surround


Thursday, May 26, 2005

Jeff Lynne Remastering New ELO Compilation

According to the Face The Music website, the first remastered ELO greatest hits compilation will be released all over the world in June. Compiled and remastered by Jeff Lynne and Jeff Magid, the 20-track CD will be released first in the UK on June 6 and in subsequent territories throughout the rest of the month.

The CD will be accompanied by a full color 12-page booklet featuring a photo history of ELO and Jeff Lynne from 1974 to 2001. Jeff has written 4-pages of exclusive sleeve notes for the release and gives a fascinating insight into what it took to create the songs and the sound of ELO over the years.

A 3D television ad campaign will help launch the CD. The 30 second ad will air initially on June 5 in the UK, including Channel 4, Midlands & Scotland, ITV, Scotland and Central, Channel 5 and across Sky Sports.

Also notable is that "other surprises" are promised throughout 2005-2006. Perhaps a new album? The long-rumored Idle Race boxset? A Traveling Wilburys DVD? More information to follow.


Sunday, May 22, 2005

Tom Petty’s Buried Treasure on XM Radio

Each week Tom Petty broadcasts his new show, Buried Treasure, on XM Radio.

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, Heartbreakers founder, and Traveling Wilbury compiles a set of little-known musical delights and classic tracks - many vintage, every one a treasure.

It is an hour of radio magic woven together with Petty's articulate and passionate take on his first love: the music.

Buried Treasure broadcasts on XM Radio's Deep Tracks - XM 40 on Mondays at 10:00 AM ET. Encore times are Wednesdays at 8:00 PM ET and Saturdays at 4:00 AM ET.


Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Maxine (demo)

Maxine was one of three tracks left off of the Volume Three album (along with Runaway and Like A Ship). It features George Harrison singing lead throughout the song, with contributions from Jeff Lynne (acoustic guitar, bass, keyboards, backup vocals), Tom Petty (acoustic guitar), and Bob Dylan (acoustic guitar).

Maxine remains unavailable, except as a bottleg. It is expected that it will appear on the remastered and expanded CDs, due later this year.