Gruen’s Iconic Lennon Image – Celebrating Photography in the art Medium
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DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Bob Gruen, an American photographer known for his iconic shots of legendary rock ‘n’ rollers, unveils his John Lennon “Peace & Freedom” Suite for collectors internationally. This museum quality artwork, released in partnership with Depiction Art, is a 30 X 40 silk screen in archival colors on Coventry 320 gram paper and available in four distinct versions, titled Yellow Afternoon , Blue Morning , Sunset and Fireworks Nite . Each piece in the collection is a strictly limited edition of ONLY 210 museum quality works, hand numbered and hand signed by the artist, and comes with a certificate of authenticity, ensuring the quality and collectable nature of each piece. Each artwork retails for $1500. Share the Free Peace & Freedom wallpaper with your family and friends http://bitly.com/LennonLiberty .
The quality and integrity of Bob’s photographic work has gained him the ultimate reputation as “Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Legendary Portrait Artist” and for this suite Gruen has worked with a production team that is well known for creating Pop Art with Warhol and Robert Indiana. New York’s Museum of Art [MoMA] installed a 20′ collage of Gruen’s work with Lennon as a central character and that honor was justified when Bob’s piece became a museum favorite. ROCK SEEN [Abrams Books 2011], spans Gruen’s remarkable 40 year career with striking portraits of music legends from Cab Calloway and Chuck Berry to The Boss and Madonna, from the Rolling Stones, Lennon, Dylan and Led Zeppelin to Bob Marley and Ozzy Osborne. What’s significant is not simply that he is the single-most important photographer of record to document the Punk, Proto-Punk and New Wave scenes of America and England, but that this seminal body of work reflects a profound commitment and long-standing personal friendship with the artists and personalities who shaped and defined the music of that remarkable era, and how these great artists have actually worked with Gruen to make him rock’s ultimate insider and incomparable documentary portrait artist www.depictionart.com.
In 1972, Gruen met John Lennon and Yoko Ono at a benefit concert, and later dropped some prints at their nearby apartment. This began a close friendship between Bob Gruen, John Lennon, and Yoko Ono. Throughout the 1970′s Gruen worked as their personal photographer, documenting concerts and press conferences, as well as capturing serene moments between John and Yoko, and the first images of their son, Sean Lennon. “Peace & Freedom” is a special moment in both rock and cultural history, where music, message and Lennon are united. The portrait was originally conceived by Gruen to help aid his friend John Lennon in his battle against deportation for incidental marijuana use. “I felt John stood for Peace,” Gruen has said of the portrait’s inspiration, “and that The Statue of Liberty stood for Freedom. More and more, I see the two ideas – Peace and Freedom – as something the world needs, and these two icons, John and Liberty, say it better than words could.”
About Depiction Art
Depiction Art is a division of J&R Adventures an entertainment and marketing company specializing in concerts, record distribution, merchandise and fine art distribution. www.depictionart.com.
Depiction Art is the vision of the founders of J&R Adventures Joe Bonamassa and Roy Weisman paying homage to iconic photographic images. Weisman says “the coolest photos are those photos that look like art and Depiction Art’s concept is to translate iconic photographs utilizing unique printing treatments onto art medium like canvas and Fine Art Paper.”
Blues rock titan Joe Bonamassa has shocked the music industry performing to sold out shows at the Royal Albert Hall featuring Eric Clapton, selling two nights out at New York’s legendary Beacon theater and shows being proclaimed as the Guitar Event of the Year. www.jbonamassa.com
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NEW COLLECTION BRINGS THE CHAIRMAN’S ICONIC RECORDINGS WITH CAPITOL AND REPRISE TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER
Single-Disc Features 23 Sinatra All-Time Favorites; Deluxe 2-CD Adds Out-of-Print Concert Recording
Available November 1
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — For the first time, Frank Sinatra’s greatest recordings for Capitol Records and his own Reprise Records have been gathered for one stellar collection. Sinatra: Best of the Best will be released in single-disc and deluxe 2CD packages on November 1 (October 31 internationally), with insightful track notes written by Frank Sinatra Jr. On the same date, both configurations will also be available for download purchase from all major digital service providers.
Best of the Best‘s chronological tracklist leads with 1953′s “I’ve Got The World On A String,” followed by 12 other classic tracks Sinatra recorded for Capitol between 1953 and 1960, including “Young At Heart,” “You Make Me Feel So Young,” “All The Way,” and “Come Fly With Me,” as well as the Sinatra recording that is the theme of “Married With Children,” “Love And Marriage.” 10 of Sinatra’s best Reprise recordings, released between 1962 and 1980, are also featured, including “Night And Day,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words),” “Strangers In The Night,” “My Way,” and “Theme From New York, New York.” Best of the Best‘s 2CD version adds a previously out-of-print and sought-after Seattle concert recording, and is packaged in a lift-top box with an expanded booklet and 6 postcards.
At Capitol Records, Frank Sinatra pioneered his landmark ‘concept’ albums. Working with arrangers such as Nelson Riddle, Billy May and Gordon Jenkins and singing the songs of Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, and Rodgers and Hart, to name a few, set Sinatra’s recordings apart from those of all other vocalists of the 20th century and quite possibly all time.
In 1960, Frank Sinatra realized a dream when he founded Reprise Records. Sinatra was one of the first to recognize the value of artists owning their master recordings. The new label gave him the artistic and business freedom he longed for in his recording career.
At Reprise, Sinatra collaborated with new arrangers such as Johnny Mandel, Don Costa, and Quincy Jones, as well making albums with Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Antonio Carlos Jobim.
During his years of recording for Capitol and Reprise, Sinatra was also making concert appearances around the world and starring in hit movies, including From Here To Eternity, Pal Joey, High Society, and The Manchurian Candidate.
Sinatra loved and found comfort in recording music, once saying “I adore making records. I’d rather do that than almost anything else. You can never do anything in life quite on your own – you don’t live on your own little island. Making a record is as near as you can get to it – although, of course, the arranger and the orchestra play an enormous part. But once you’re on that record singing, it’s you and you alone.”
Tina Sinatra recalls the ambience that was present in the studio while her father recorded saying, “I remember his command, it was palpable, you could feel the energy in the room. It was like this vacuum of power, all eyes were always on him. It was very similar to seeing him on stage.”
Frank Sinatra Jr. fondly remembers his father’s legendary sessions for Capitol and Reprise, saying “There was a tremendous level of excitement-air of expectation-every time he recorded. Everyone knew they were making the best records around. How could they miss? They had the best singer, best arrangers, best musicians, best engineers, and the best studios in town.”
Nancy Sinatra Jr. recalls the excitement of her father’s recording sessions at Capitol, saying, “I came to sessions whenever I could. We would go to dinner at the Villa Capri and then we would drive to Capitol. Attending record sessions at Capitol was like going to a concert today-it was the hottest ticket that you could get your hands on; it was fantastic. It was great for him to have a small audience in the room and everything was live. The orchestra was in the room and everybody as a result of that did their best. There was magic in those studios and that building.”
Frank Sinatra is one of the world’s most recognizable, admired and influential artists of all time, with a vast catalogue of music that is a soundtrack for our lives. Long acclaimed as the world’s greatest performer of popular music, he is the artist who set the standard for all others to follow. More than a singer, he was an actor, recording artist, nightclub and concert star, radio and television personality and, on occasion, producer, director and conductor. Besides recording nearly 1,500 songs, he starred in some 60 motion pictures.
A beloved entertainer for six decades, Sinatra earned three Oscars, three Golden Globes (including the Cecil B. DeMille Award), ten personal Grammys (and a total of 20 for his albums), an Emmy, a Peabody and the Kennedy Center Honors Award. A generous charitable contributor, he was honored with the prestigious Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In addition, Sinatra was awarded the Presidential Medal of Honor and the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress’ highest civilian award.
Frank Sinatra has been called the most popular entertainer of the 20th century. His popularity and legions of fans around the world span all ages and demographic groups.
Sinatra: Best of the Best (CD; digital)
1. I’ve Got The World On A String
2. My Funny Valentine
3. Young At Heart
4. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
5. Love And Marriage
6. You Make Me Feel So Young
7. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
8. The Lady Is A Tramp
10. All The Way
11. Come Fly With Me
12. Angel Eyes
13. Nice ‘N’ Easy
14. Night And Day
15. The Way You Look Tonight
16. My Kind Of Town
17. Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)
18. It Was A Very Good Year
19. Strangers In The Night
20. Summer Wind
21. That’s Life
22. My Way
23. Theme From New York, New York
Sinatra: Best of the Best (2CD; digital)
CD1: same as above
CD2 – IN CONCERT Live In Seattle (out-of-print)
1. Introduction/You Make Me Feel So Young
2. It Happened In Monterey
3. At Long Last Love
4. I Get A Kick Out Of You
5. Just One Of Those Things
6. A Foggy Day
7. The Lady Is A Tramp
8. They Can’t Take That Away From Me
9. I Won’t Dance
10. Sinatra Dialogue
11. When Your Lover Has Gone
12. Violets For Your Furs
13. My Funny Valentine
14. Glad To Be Unhappy
15. One For My Baby
16. The Tender Trap
17. Hey Jealous Lover
18. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
19. Oh! Look At Me Now
Web Site: http://www.sinatra.com
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