New Album App Enhances Fan Experience, Enables Immersive Content Delivery
NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Columbia Records and relentlessGENERATOR have joined forces to develop the new Bob Dylan Bootleg Series mobile application, bringing to life the music of Bob Dylan through dynamic features and immersive experiences. The app is a companion to Dylan’s The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 – Another Self Portrait (1969-1971), which is available now.
With over 500 pieces of content, including histories, videos, and photo galleries to accompany 36 rare tracks from Vol. 10 of Dylan’s Bootleg series, the app provides unique insight into the artist and his recording experience. Major features of the app include:
- Visual timelines by track
- In-depth biographies
- Events that impacted Dylan’s music
- Galleries of rare, unreleased and behind-the-scenes photos
- Exclusive video interviews
- Dylan’s musical influences
- Interactive lyrics and track details
Built using a new album app format, which brings together rich and engaging multimedia content on iOS devices, the app transforms Dylan’s songs into a must-have digital music companion for new and old fans alike.
The Bob Dylan Bootleg app comes with one pre-loaded song and is available for free download in the Apple App Store. Users can unlock all 36 tracks plus the live Isle of Wight performance inside the app by adding their copy of Another Self Portrait to their iTunes library. For more information, and to download, visit http://smarturl.it/bdb_app.
The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 – Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) is the latest installment of Dylan’s acclaimed Bootleg Series, augmenting the original session masters of Self Portrait with rarities and unreleased recordings to bring fresh perspective to one of Dylan’s most controversial periods. While the original Self Portrait was a deliberate act of iconoclasm that shattered Dylan’s image as “generational spokesperson” while stretching the boundaries of pop music and his own, the album’s successor, New Morning, marked Dylan’s return to songwriting. Another Self Portrait gives fans a chance to reappraise the pivotal recordings that marked Dylan’s artistic transformation as the 1960s ended and the 1970s began. The set is available in a standard two-disc set and in a four-disc deluxe box set, as well as digitally: http://smarturl.it/BDX_iTunes.
“Another Self Portrait is one of the most important, coherent and fulfilling Bob Dylan albums ever released.” – David Fricke, Rolling Stone
“Another Self Portrait is an illustration of Dylan’s vast command of the folk song, a laboratory for transforming some of his most familiar hits, and a testament to his powers as an interpretive singer.” – Ben Greenman, The New Yorker
SOURCE Columbia Records
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Bob Dylan Bootleg Series Volume 10 comes from the 1969 1971 recording sessions that ultimately produced the Self Portrait and New Morning albums. All 35 tracks are previously unreleased, alternate takes, demos or live versions of that material. The versions of the songs on this package are radically different from the officially released versions. The cover is new artwork by Bob Dylan. The liner notes have been written by Greil Marcus, who wrote the original Self Portrait review for Rolling Stone that infamously asked, "What is this sh**?". Also included is an extensive essay from well known journalist, Michael Simmons. The set also has extensive photographs of that era from John Cohen and Al Clayton many of them rare and unseen - as well as pictures of the original tape boxes and cue sheets.
The Standard Version contains 35 tracks on 2 CD's, and soft cover perfect bound booklet
The Deluxe Version contains 4 CD s and two hardcover books housed in a hardcover slip case
Book # 1 contains 4 CD's and liner notes
Book # 2 contains the photos from John Cohen and Al Clayton.
The 2 bonus CD's will contain the newly remastered version of Self Portrait and the complete 17 song recording of Dylan & The Band performing live at the Isle Of Wight in 1969
The vinyl version contains 35 tracks on 3 LPs (and 2 CDs) plus a 12" x 12" booklet that includes the liner notes written by Greil Marcus, the essay from Michael Simmons, and the photographs from John Cohen and Al Clayton, and pictures of the original tape boxes and cue sheets.
Categories: Android, Electronics, Entertainment, News Tags: album, Another Self Portrait, app, Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan Bootleg Series, Columbia Records, Interviews, Mobile, photos, The Bootleg Series Vol.10, videos
Model quickly and easily connects to the most popular smartphones, tablets and laptops.
Buena Park, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2012
Yamaha Corporation of America, AV Division, today announced its PDX-B11 portable Bluetooth speaker system that offers powerful audio playback from a wide array of sources, such as compatible music players, smartphones, tablets and laptops. Available in black and gray colors, the PDX-B11 has a striking and rugged octagonal design with a perforated steel grille and a “grab-and-go” chrome handle for quick transport. It is powered by an included AC adapter or from batteries, offering up to 8 hours of continuous use. The PDX-B11 will be available from authorized Yamaha dealers in November for an MSRP of $179.95.
“The PDX-B11 delivers an amazingly big sound and its rugged style is equally at home in a dorm room, a backyard or at a tailgate party,” said Tom Sumner, senior vice-president, Yamaha Corporation of America. “Bluetooth music streaming is now a common feature in smartphones and many other devices; the PDX-B11 makes it easier than ever to share music.”
The PDX-B11’s auto-pairing mode provides timesaving convenience and quick wireless connections to Bluetooth devices. The speaker remembers connected devices for future use and new devices can be connected by pushing the PDX-B11’s “refresh” button to reactivate auto-pairing. Connected devices can control the PDX-B11’s volume levels remotely. The PDX-B11 will power off automatically after a period of time – either when the music stops playing, or when portable devices are disconnected.
The PDX-B11 provides full-bodied music playback via an exceptionally powerful woofer that drives extremely accurate, kicking bass and stunning midrange. A separate tweeter provides crystal clear high frequencies.
The PDX-B11 also can be connected to non-Bluetooth-enabled PCs, Macs or other digital audio players via a mini jack (3.5mm) on the back of the speaker.
For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, AV Division, P.O. Box 6660, Buena Park, CA 90620; call (714) 522-9105 or visit http://4wrd.it/PDX-B11.
Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and Nexo commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, Blu-ray/CD players, iPod docking systems, earphones, headphones, home-theater-in-a-box systems, sound bars and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, professional music, installation and consumer markets.
Categories: Android, Electronics Tags: audio, bass, Bluetooth, digital, electronic drums, guitars, keyboards, laptops, midrange, music players, PDX-B11, pianos, playback, smartphones, speakers, tablets, tweeter, woofer, Yamaha
Elvis Presley’s Personal Notes Revealed For The First Time In New “Graphic Elvis” Digital App For Today’s 35th Anniversary
Newly released app shares never before seen notes, memorabilia and reflections by Elvis, combined with original artwork and short stories from acclaimed graphic novel writers and authors!
Memphis, TN (PRWEB) August 16, 2012
“Graphic Elvis: The Interactive Experience,” is a new interactive digital book app from Liquid Comics, created under license from Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
With a release date timed to celebrate the life and legacy of Elvis Presley on the 35th anniversary of his passing on August 16, 2012, the digital book app features for the first time, a number of Elvis’ handwritten personal notes and reflections written in the margins of his personal book collection at Graceland.
The notes reveal rare insights into the inner workings of the legendary music icon, showing his deep spiritual quest and exploration of the mystical. Elvis shared his passion to seek out the deeper mysteries of life commenting, “All I want to know is the truth, to know and experience God. I’m a searcher, that’s what I’m all about…”
In a section of the interactive app called “The Searcher,” readers can zoom in and explore selected pages from Elvis’s books with doodles, words, numerological notes and handwritten phrases with sayings such as:
“God loves you, but he loves you best when you sing”
“O Lord thy sky is so great and my plane is so small”
“If one can’t give what they have and share then they will always be empty”
In another section of the app called “The Legend,” rare photos and memorabilia from the archives at Graceland in Memphis are showcased, including Elvis’ signed boxing gloves from Muhammad Ali; a letter from Douglas Fairbanks inviting Elvis to London to perform for the royalty of England; and sketches of Elvis’ wardrobes by his longtime designer Bill Belew.
Elvis shared the impact of comic books on his life in his famous acceptance speech for the 1971 Top Ten Outstanding Men of America award. “When I was a child ladies and gentlemen, I was a dreamer. I read comic books and I was the hero of the comic book…so every dream that I’ve dreamed has come true a hundred times.”
Honoring Presley’s love of comic books, each section of the app is interweaved with original artists renditions of Elvis in imagined scenarios as well as short stories and animations by acclaimed graphic novel creators, including Stan Lee (co-creator of the Avengers, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four and Spider-Man).
Stan Lee commented on his participation of the book by saying, “What a thrill it is for me to be included in a book celebrating the life of Elvis Presley. I remember the time I first saw him on TV, when he burst upon the music scene like a blazing comet. I remember his indescribably rich voice, his incredible sense of rhythm, his magnificent range– from rock, to pop, to ballads and hymns. I remember the indescribably powerful impact he had on the youth of the nation– and the world. How lucky we were to have seen and heard him, because there was only one Elvis Presley, whose songs and whose memory will live forever.”
Stan Lee was joined by some of the most acclaimed graphic novel creators in the industry to portray the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll in unprecedented visual styles. Graphic Elvis creators included, Paul Pope, Jimmy Palmiotti, John Cassaday, Paul Gulacy, Ryan Kelly, Greg Horn, Jeevan J. Kang, Jeff Spokes, John Higgins, Mukesh Singh, Steve Rude, Celia Calle, Dean Hyrapiet, Joe Petruccio, Joshua Dysart, Stan Goldberg, Saumin Patel, Tony Millionaire, Samit Basu, Chris Eliopoulos, Peter Bagge, Michael Avon Oeming, Keron Grant, Gilbert Hernandez and many more.
“Elvis Presley transcended every entertainment medium he touched, from music to movies to concerts, and now to graphic novels,” stated Liquid Comics Co-Founder & CEO, Sharad Devarajan. “We are honored to work with some of the most acclaimed creators in graphic fiction to commemorate the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll on the 35th year anniversary of his death.”
Liquid Comics developed Graphic Elvis: The Interactive Experience, with mobile app developer, Pixo Entertainment. The app is now available for download across all iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android enabled devices. A free ‘lite’ version of the app features previews of various sections of the book as well as an animated short and a few pages of Elvis’s notes. The full app can be downloaded for a purchase of $9.99.
In addition to the digital app, Liquid Comics has released an exclusive slipcase, hardcover, 12” x 12” record-album sized collector’s book, Graphic Elvis. The book, which is priced at $195 and limited to only 2,500 copies worldwide, is available with limited supplies from major online retailers and at http://www.GraphicElvis.com.
To Review “Graphic Elvis The Interactive Experience” digital app please email press(at)liquidcomics(dot)com
To download the “Graphic Elvis Interactive Experience” digital app visit:
For Apple: http://tinyurl.com/GraphicElvisapp
For Android: http://tinyurl.com/GraphicElvisappAndroid
To purchase the “Graphic Elvis Limited Hardcover Collectors Book” visit:
As seen on USA Today! Commemorating the 2012 35th anniversary of his death, Graphic Elvis is an illustrated homage to Elvis'' lifelong appreciation of comic books. In the same way comic books inspired Elvis, this book will enable today''s premiere comic book artists to find inspiration from Elvis'' treasured archives at Graceland, creating a unique visual experience for his millions of fans. Beyond original illustrations and stories, the book also features Elvis'' hand-written notes and reflections on life.
Categories: Android, Books, Entertainment Tags: 35th Anniversary, Android, app, Apple, Avengers, book, comic books, digital book app, Elvis, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Fantastic Four, Graceland, Graphic Elvis, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, King of Rock 'n' Roll, Liquid Comics, Spider-Man, Stan Lee, The Legend, X-Men
It seems that in today’s wild wired world of smartphones and tablets, there’s an app for almost everything, and connecting to your favorite internet radio station is no exception. TBird’s Radio Network would like to share with you our absolute favorite apps for doing just that.
While I’m sure some of you may already know about these apps, others may not. They have been around for awhile but we really havn’t visited the topic or blogged about it all that much. Today, we solve that and list our two favorites.
First, there’s the Live365 app for Android. There was a time when you had to be a Live365 VIP to utilize their smartphone app, this is no longer true. Keep in mind you’ll still get the occasional ad upon connecting, but you’ll be enjoying your favorite station in no time.
To avoid the ads completely, simply become a Live365 VIP by clicking here. Becoming a Live365 VIP not only helps eliminate ads, it helps us hold down our broadcasting costs, which is always a good thing!
You can read the complete description and see screenshots on the Android Market by clicking here.
Click this link to watch the video: Live365 Free Internet Radio App for Android
Last but not least, is the TuneIn Radio app, also available on the Android Market. While TuneIn Radio also sports a pro version of the app for only $0.99, the focus today is on the free version.
The newest version of TuneIn (5.3) includes Car Mode, which lets you listen to your favorite music, sports and news simply by speaking a command into your Android phone or tablet.
You can read the complete description and see screenshots on the Android Market by clicking here.
Click this link to watch the video: Introducing TuneIn Car Mode for Android
Both apps are complete gems and completely free. Download them today and plug in your headphones. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Once installed, you can tune us in by simply opening up the app, clicking on the search function, and typing in the first five letters of our name, tbird. Once you’ve located us and began listening, make our station a preset for easy push button access the next time around. Enjoy!