Music Releases 01-05-18
Neil Young reteams with Promise of the Real for a new album titled The Visitor, their second studio LP together following 2015's The Monsanto Years. From 'Time Fades Away II' to 'Homegrown' and Crazy Horse's killer 2003 Bonnaroo set, a look at the best of Young's overflowing vault the album, due out December 1st, comes just three months after Young released Hitchhiker, his long-lost LP of acoustic songs recorded over one night in August 1976. Young and Promise of the Real also shared the album's first single "Already Great," a rumbling, tongue-in-cheek response to Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan. The singer previously denied Trump's use of "Rockin' in the Free World" during the 2016 presidential campaign and roared "Fuck you, Donald Trump" onstage during a June 2016 concert. "You're already great / You're the promised land / You're the helping hand," Young sings to the U.S. on the chorus. The track ends with a repeated chant of "Whose streets? Our streets!," a popular rallying cry at recent protests.
Ever since the release of their debut album Lugburz (1995) SUMMONING have proven themselves to be the true guardians of Middle Earth! What started out as a project deeply rooted in traditional black metal took an epic turn in the following years – evergreens like Dol Guldur (1996) and Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame (2001) bear witness to a continuously refined soundscape. Five years after Old Mornings Dawn, Protector and Silenius have turned over a new leaf in their bottomless saga. Over eight tracks, With Doom We Come indulges all things sublime and majestic, while grandiose keyboard backgrounds and mystical intros weave pure atmosphere contrasting with raw black metal. Opener ‘Tar-Calion‘ is a fitting ode to the last king of the island of Númenor, while ‘Carcharoth‘ tells the bloodthirsty tale of Arda`s mightiest wolf. Sagas and myths culled from J.R.R. Tolkien`s vast universe are the black blood that courses through SUMMONING`s veins, and With Doom We Come the ultimate soundtrack to a fantastic journey!
This single includes the rare, original version of the song, which is shorter and with Redding’s vocals noticeably lower in the mix. This original version was quickly pulled after a brief release and replaced with the version that the world has known ever since. This anniversary 7-inch marks the first time the original version has appeared on vinyl since the initial release in 1968.
Originally released in the UK on 6th January, 1978 ’BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’ was the 2nd single to be taken from the album “HEROES”, which was recorded at the legendary Hansa Studios in Berlin. King Crimson’s Robert Fripp plays on the track and has claimed that the lead guitar used on ‘Beauty And The Beast’ was his first take having arrived directly at Hansa Studios from New York. The AA of the 7” picture disc is a previously unreleased live version of the “HEROES” album track ‘BLACKOUT’ recorded on the 16th May, 1978 at the Deutschlandhalle, Berlin during the ISOLAR II tour.
20th anniversary edition of Notorious B.I.G's single "Hypnotize" on orange/black 12" vinyl. Originally released on March 1, 1997 as the first single from the album Life After Death, it would be the last song he released in his lifetime, as he was killed only one week later. It became the fifth song by a credited artist to hit #1 posthumously, and is ranked at #30 on Rolling Stone's 50 Greatest Rap Songs Of All-Time.