Thursday, February 09, 2006

Tom Petty Misses Out On Grammy Award

Tom Petty lost out on another Grammy Award when his song "Square One" was beaten by "Believe" in the category of Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media. Petty's song, which was featured in Cameron Crowe's film "Elizabethtown" and will also appear on his forthcoming solo album Highway Companion, was his first nomination in this category.

His previous Grammy nominations include Full Moon Fever (Album of the Year), Wildflowers (Best Rock Album), "Learning To Fly" (Best Rock Song), "Into the Great Wide Open" (Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal), Echo (Best Rock Album), "You Don't Know How it Feels" (Best Male Rock Vocal Performance), "Free Fallin'" (Best Male Rock Vocal Performance), Traveling Wilburys, Volume One (Album of the Year), and Traveling Wilburys, Volume One (Best Rock Performance By A Duo or Group With Vocal).

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Sony Legacy to Release US Versions of First Two ELO Albums

For those who haven't heard the remastered versions of ELO's No Answer (1972) and ELO II (1973) issued in the UK, Sony Legacy will be releasing US versions in March. Both albums will include bonus tracks, although neither will be as comprehensive as the UK versions.

If these versions use the same remastered tapes, fans are in for a treat. Compared to the original CD issues, all of the songs deliver a much-improved aural impact, and in the case of ELO II, reveal an amazing level of musicianship and artistry, especially considering they were performed live in the studioo.