Thursday, April 14, 2016

April 2016 Sinatra, Black Sabbath, Elvis Costello, Burt Bacharach, Cars Tribute and more!!!!

 Self Portrait
Joe Viglione April 16, 2016


~November 20, 2015~
Release of SINATRA  Blu-ray

All Or Nothing At All
Frank Sinatra
Review by Joe Viglione

Eagle Rock Entertainment released on a double DVD/Blu-ray the amazing HBO Special All or Nothing At All.  Directed and produced by Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney the booklet features superb liner notes by one of the executive producers, Charles Pignone.  “His life was full of courageous decisions” Pignone essays in the five pages of text aligned with a classy array of photos. 
Sinatra’s importance has come into clearer focus with the passage of time, the subtleties of his voice, sounding like an everyman, but – looks (and listening) can be deceiving – he’s “the voice” for legitimate reasons.  Effortlessly hitting notes that are backed up with emotion, understanding, authority and nuance developed through years of what Felix Cavaliere called a musician’s  sea legs, these discs and four hours of information, though the tip of the iceberg, are a powerful presentation that carefully – and with great appeal – keep the viewer’s interest.  For a new generation (and generations to come) with no idea of who the iconic 20th Century figure is, it is a guide that opens up many avenues of study…and entertainment.

New York, NY—(October 19, 2015) On November 20, 2015, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All from the legendary Frank Sinatra. Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All is the definitive account of the life, music and career of Frank Sinatra, the greatest entertainer of the 20th century. This release is available on 2DVD, 2Blu-ray, Deluxe Edition and digital formats [MSRP $29.98 Blu-ray, $29.98 DVD, $69.99 Deluxe].  Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All features clips from many Sinatra classics including: “My Way,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Fly Me To The Moon,” “All Or Nothing At All,” “The Lady Is A Tramp,” “Nancy (With The Laughing Face),” “That’s Life,” “Luck Be A Lady Tonight,” “New York, New York,” “(Love Is) The Tender Trap,” “Love And Marriage,” “Night And Day,” “Stardust,” “Young At Heart,” “Angel Eyes” and many more!

Told in his own words through extensive archive interviews, along with commentary from those closest to him, the film weaves the music and images from Sinatra’s life together with rarely seen footage of Sinatra’s famous 1971 “Retirement Concert” in Los Angeles. The film’s narrative is shaped by Sinatra’s song choices for that concert, which director Alex Gibney interprets as the singer’s personal guide through his own life. With the participation of the Frank Sinatra Estate, family members and archivists, Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All is an intimate portrait of the singer, the actor and the man. Focusing on Sinatra’s first 60 years – beginning with his birth in Hoboken, New Jersey and meteoric rise in his 20s – and drawing on comments from friends and family, as well as never-before-seen footage from home movies and concert performances, this unprecedented tribute to the beloved showman follows Sinatra’s growth from roadhouse performer to global singing sensation.

The Deluxe Edition Box set contains the All Or Nothing At All documentary on 2DVDS, the full Retirement Concert from 1971 on 1 DVD and on 1 CD, the 1965 Walter Cronkite CBS TV interview on 1 DVD, 2 booklets, one of which is a reproduction of the 1971 Life magazine article on the Retirement Concert and 6 art cards in an envelope.

All Or Nothing At All was directed and produced by Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney. Executive producers are five-time Oscar nominated producer Frank Marshall, Charles Pignone and Sharon Hall, and Alcon Television Group’s Co-Founders and Co-CEO’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. 

With December 12, 2015 representing the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s birth, what better time to look back on an unsurpassed performer? 

Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV and Digital Media in the world.  Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney, Ozzy Osbourne, Genesis, Alice Cooper, Eric Clapton and Aerosmith. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 40 multi-platinum, over 80 platinum and over 144 gold discs, worldwide.  Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Paris and Hamburg.

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1) All Or Nothing At All   

2) I’ve Got You Under My Skin   

3) I’ll Never Smile Again   

4) Ol’ Man River   

5) That’s Life   

6) Try A Little Tenderness   

7) Fly Me To The Moon   

8) Nancy (With The Laughing Face)   

9) My Way   

10) The Lady Is A Tramp   

11) Angel Eyes



7:31 pm April 16 across from the Burlington Mall on Record Store Day 2016 part 1

 6:37 pm Newburh Comics

Bowie, Hendrix, The Doors, Dylan and...Justin Beeeeeeeber?  Sacre bleu....such... SACRILEGE!  

Ok, Record Store Day has become way too commercial - which means that the retailers behind this idea succeeded.

It was more fun just a few years back when you could find exquisite deals and get free stuff. Now there are hundreds of people lined up at 8 AM and all the freebies get swiped pronto.

It has become BIG BUSINESS where multi-colored vinyl fetches big prices...some of them flying right to eBay or Amazon, especially when different retailers create their own colors for the vinyl recordings.

Now would you pay twenty or thirty dollars for an album you could purchase at the old Lechmere Sales circa 1971 for about $2.88???

Sure, times change, but the vinyl prices are beyond absurd.  It is a seller's market.

Yesterday, the day before Record Store Day, I purchased about 125 pieces of vinyl for $5.68 or so.   You have to know where to buy!

At Newbury Comics I purchased Black Sabbath's reunion (well, 3/4 of 'em, without drummer Bill Ward but with Ozzie, Iommi and Geezer) cost about $6.40 or so, about a half a buck more for a double disc set than the 125 vinyl recordings I got yesterday.

Black Sabbath - 13 - and it's actually a great set of discs, very professional, lots of fun!

DOORS album 6:51 pm

 $43.00 for a new Doors live album?  Yer kidding, right?


The Great Oscar Peterson...a rare 1958 disc...

Oscar never saw those prices when he was alive!!!

Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, CC, CQ, OOnt (August 15, 1925 – December 23, 2007) was a Canadian jazz pianist and composer. He was called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, but simply "O.P." by his friends.[1][2] He released over 200 recordings, won eight Grammy Awards, and received numerous other awards and honours. He is considered one of the greatest jazz pianists,[3] and played thousands of concerts worldwide in a career lasting more than 60 years.
Ye editor's shadow at 1:37 pm

$149 for Bowie?  Heck...I had conversations with David on two occasions, like who needs to spend a buck and a half?   Amazing




This three LP Record Store Day version of this Doors' live album is pressed on 180g clear vinyl and features the Doors' first night of a two night stand at the Aquarius Theatre on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California. Limited to 5,000.

The Doors

Live at the Aquarius: The First Performance


Release Date: 4/16/2016
Format: 3 x LP
Label: Rhino
Quantity: 5000
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release


This three LP Record Store Day version of this Doors' live album is pressed on 180g clear vinyl and features the Doors' first night of a two night stand at the Aquarius Theatre on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California. Limited to 5,000.

Side 1
1. Tuning
2. Jim's Introduction
3. Back Door Man
4. Break on Through (to the Other Side)
5. What Do We Do Next?
6. Soul Kitchen
Side 2
1. You Make Me Real
2. Tuning
3. I Will Never Be Untrue
4. The Crowd Humbly Requests
5. When the Music's Over
Side 3
1. Universal Mind
2. Crowd requests and tuning
3. Mystery Train/Crossroads
4. Build Me a Woman
Side 4
1. Tuning
2. Who Do You Love (false start)
3. Who Do You Love
4. Light My Fire
Side 5
1. The Crowd Requests More
2. The Celebration of the Lizard
Side 6
1. Soundcheck 


May Top 40 Mare Winningham, Planet of the Apes, Andy Mendelson

  Happy Birthday Mare! Years ago Mare Winningham and her husband saw me at the Paradise Theater in Boston, a club I booked for many years....