Legacy’s RSD 2017 Releases Include Titles by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Toto, Andre 3000, Robert Johnson, Coheed and Cambria, Dennis Wilson, Harry Nilsson, Moondog, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Johnny Mathis, Ben Folds (with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra), Johnny Cash, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble & More
Sony/Legacy Introduces Certified Classics, a New Hip-Hop/R&B Catalog Initiative with Three RSD 2017 Exclusives: DJ Muggs Presents…The Soul Assassins Chapter One (Picture Disc), Giant Single: Profile Records Rap Anthology, Vol. 1 and the Big L – Devil’s Son EP (From The Vaults) (featuring 5 Unreleased Tracks)
NEW YORK, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, commemorates the 10th Anniversary of Record Store Day with an electrifying line-up of exclusive new and collectible 7″ and 12″ vinyl releases.
For RSD 2017, Legacy is offering an extraordinary range of 7″ and 12″ titles from a variety of artists including Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Toto, André 3000, Robert Johnson, Coheed and Cambria, Dennis Wilson, Harry Nilsson, Moondog, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Johnny Mathis, Ben Folds (with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra), Johnny Cash, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble and others.
Sony/Legacy is pleased to announce the launch of Certified Classics–a new cross-platform urban catalog brand devoted to the curation and celebration of classic hip-hop and R&B— As part of this new initiative, Certified presents three RSD 2017 exclusives: DJ Muggs Presents…The Soul Assassins Chapter One , Giant Single: Profile Records Rap Anthology, Vol. 1 and the Big L – Devil’s Son EP (From The Vaults) (featuring five unreleased tracks).
Now in its tenth year, Record Store Day is an annual day-long celebration of record store culture held on the third Saturday in April. RSD has named St. Vincent as Record Store Day’s Madame Ambassador 2017.
Record Store Day 2017 will be celebrated at independent record stores worldwide on Saturday, April 22, 2017. To locate your nearest participating RSD 2017 retailer, please visit: http://recordstoreday.com/Stores
Legacy Recordings Record Store Day 2017 releases include:
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Hammersmith Odeon London ’75 – 4LP 12″ vinyl – Numbered
On November 18, 1975, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band made their first concert appearance outside of America, at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. Born to Run had been released three months earlier, and Springsteen had famously appeared on the covers of Time and Newsweek three weeks before the Hammersmith gig–was the rest of the world finally ready for him? More than 40 years later, Hammersmith Odeon London ’75 answers with a resounding “yes”–and now, for the first time on vinyl, fans can experience the magic of that unforgettable night.
Robert Johnson – The Complete Recordings: The Centennial Collection – 3LP 12″ vinyl – Numbered
In 1936 and 1937, Robert Johnson recorded two sessions of Delta blues that would profoundly shape the course of rock music over the 20th century. The Complete Recordings: The Centennial Collection is the ultimate document of these groundbreaking sessions. All 42 known recordings are exquisitely remastered on 3 LPs, packaged in a deluxe tri-fold jacket including extensive liner notes–the first time Johnson’s complete recorded works are available in one vinyl package. This set also includes an exclusive bonus poster featuring the original labels of Johnson’s 78 RPM singles, released by Vocalion 80 years ago.
Toto – “Africa“/”Rosanna” Picture Disc – 1LP 12″ vinyl
Two of Toto’s biggest hits–the chart-topping “Africa” and Grammy Award-winning smash “Rosanna”–return to vinyl on a special recreation of a limited edition, die-cut, Africa-shaped picture disc originally released in 1982, featuring a map of the continent on the A-side and an image of actress Rosanna Arquette, the inspiration for “Rosanna,” on the B-side. This is the first release in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Toto, one of the best-selling and most virtuosic rock bands of all time.
André 3000 – “All Together Now” – 7″ vinyl single
For the first time on vinyl, André 3000’s eclectic interpretation of The Beatles’ “All Together Now,” first heard in a Nike commercial which aired during the NBA Finals in 2010. This 45rpm 7″ single is backed with a previously unreleased instrumental version of the track.
Coheed and Cambria – Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness – 2LP 12″ colored vinyl – gatefold
Released in 2005, the breakthrough third studio album by progressive rockers Coheed and Cambria continued the band’s ambitious four-album “Amory Wars” sci-fi storyline and featured the mainstream rock hit “Welcome Home.” Now, Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness is remastered from the original sources and pressed on vinyl for the first time as a 2LP set on exclusive splatter vinyl.
Dennis Wilson – Bambu (The Caribou Sessions) – 2LP 12″ colored vinyl
Bambu (The Caribou Sessions) features highlights from the recording sessions for the planned second album by Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys. Recorded in 1978 as the follow-up to Wilson’s classic Pacific Ocean Blue, these eclectic and ambitious recordings were left unreleased when Wilson died in 1983, and remained so until 2008. Now, the power and emotion of Wilson’s lost masterpiece can be heard on a newly designed 2LP set pressed on colored vinyl and featuring new liner notes by Ken Sharp.
Nilsson – Nilsson Schmilsson – 1LP 12″ white/yellow half-color vinyl
Harry Nilsson’s 1971 masterpiece Nilsson Schmilsson will be pressed on yellow and white split color vinyl for Record Store Day. This classic LP–the first of two that Nilsson recorded in England with producer Richard Perry–features the Grammy Award-winning No. 1 hit “Without You” (written and originally recorded by Badfinger and later a hit for Mariah Carey) plus the quirky Top 10 smash “Coconut” and the hard-driving “Jump Into the Fire.” This special reissue also includes a reproduction of the poster included with original copies of the album.
Moondog – Moondog – 1LP 12″ white vinyl
He was born Louis Hardin, but the world knew him as Moondog–and his avant-garde compositions influenced a generation of minimalist composers like Philip Glass and Steve Reich. Now, The Viking of 6th Avenue’s seminal 1969 album, recorded with producer James William Guercio, will be reissued on white vinyl, its first pressing in over a decade. Featuring original symphonic and classically-inspired works (including material dedicated to Charlie Parker and Benny Goodman), Moondog is an album that must be heard to be believed.
Santana – Live At The Woodstock Music & Art Fair, August 16, 1969 – 1LP 12″ black vinyl
When Santana took the stage at the Woodstock Music & Art Fair on August 16, 1969, the group was virtually unknown outside of the thriving Bay Area music scene. By the time they triumphantly closed their set, they were one of the festival’s biggest surprises. Santana delivered a career-making performance melding Latin rock and bruising blues that readied the world for the band’s platinum-selling debut album, released weeks later. Santana Live At The Woodstock Music & Art Fair, August 16, 1969 takes listeners back to that jaw-dropping show, pressed on vinyl for the first time.
Ben Folds and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra – Live in Perth – 2LP 12″ black vinyl
Recorded live over two nights in Australia in 2005, Live in Perth features Ben Folds in collaboration with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra for a lush symphonic take on favorites from his witty piano-pop discography–his first of many performances with orchestras all over the world. Previously only available on DVD, Live in Perth will be available as a 2LP set that features two previously unreleased recordings from the concerts.
Alice in Chains – “Get Born Again”/”What the Hell Have I” – Two 7″ black vinyl singles – gatefold
This special Alice in Chains 45 RPM double 7″ single collects four hard-hitting tracks remastered and available on vinyl for the first time. “What the Hell Have I” and “A Little Bitter,” released on the soundtrack to the Arnold Schwarzenegger film “Last Action Hero” in 1993, were the first to feature new bassist Mike Inez, who’d played with Ozzy Osbourne for five years. “Get Born Again” and “Died,” released on the box set Music Bank in 1999, were the band’s final recordings with original vocalist Layne Staley.
Johnny Cash – The Johnny Cash Children’s Album – 1LP 12″ black vinyl
The Johnny Cash Children’s Album showcases another side of The Man in Black. Released in 1975, this LP features lighthearted songs like “Nasty Dan” (written by Sesame Street writer Jeff Moss and first performed by Cash on the classic children’s program), the original “I Got a Boy (and His Name is John)” (written about Cash’s only son, John Carter Cash, who contributes liner notes to this reissue) and “Old Shep,” famously recorded by Elvis Presley in 1956. Available on vinyl for the first time in more than 40 years, The Johnny Cash Children’s Album is good clean country fun for the whole family.
Pearl Jam – “State of Love and Trust”/”Breath” – 7″ black vinyl single
First heard 25 years ago on the soundtrack to Cameron Crowe’s Singles, Pearl Jam’s “State of Love and Trust” and “Breath” are coupled on 45 RPM 7″ vinyl for the first time. The double platinum soundtrack album exposed mainstream audiences to the burgeoning Seattle grunge scene, and helped establish bands like Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Mudhoney. Pearl Jam will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 7, 2017.
Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Deluxe Edition will be released on CD and LP in May and features a bonus disc of rare and unreleased material from Chris Cornell, Paul Westerberg and more.
Dave Matthews Band – Live At Red Rocks 8.15.95 – 4LP 12″ silver vinyl
Dave Matthews Band released one of their full-length concerts as an album for the first time with Live At Red Rocks 8.15.95. It sold over 2 million copies–the group’s most successful live release to date–and proved what faithful fans already knew: that Dave Matthews Band were one of the most engaging concert attractions in the world–a fact that hasn’t changed in the two decades since its release. Live At Red Rocks 8.15.95 is available as a 4LP set for the first time for RSD 2017, pressed on silver 150-gram vinyl, remastered and cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, and packaged in a slipcase with four individual jackets.
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – Live At Carnegie Hall – 2LP 12″ vinyl
Stevie Ray Vaughan celebrated his 30th birthday in style in 1984, turning New York’s Carnegie Hall into a blistering Texas roadhouse for a sold out audience. Backed by Double Trouble (bassist Tommy Shannon and drummer Chris Layton) and featuring an all-star guest list that included Dr. John on piano and organ, brother Jimmie Vaughan on guitar and horn players from Roomful of Blues, it’s easy to hear why SRV deemed the show his “best birthday ever, forever.” Live At Carnegie Hall is available as a limited 2LP opaque brown vinyl set, exclusively for Record Store Day.
Also coming from Legacy for RSD 2017 are:
Jimi Hendrix – Live at George’s Club 20 – 2LP 12″ black vinyl
Live At George’s Club 20 collects raw amateur live recordings of Jimi Hendrix performing with Curtis Knight, made in December 1965 and January 1966—just months before the discovery of the game-changing guitarist in Greenwich Village by Animals bassist Chas Chandler. These raucous blues and soul recordings represent the closest approximation we have to what Chandler heard when he first spotted Hendrix at the Café Wha? on MacDougal Street. Never before officially released in America, Jimi’s primal guitar, compelling voice and magnetic persona are evident throughout inspired interpretations of classic material by Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Ray Charles and others. This specially priced, two LP offering from Dagger Records, the official bootleg label created by Experience Hendrix, presents the original recordings restored by Hendrix’s longtime sound engineer Eddie Kramer. These remarkable recordings are free of the extraneous overdubs and excess audio manipulation apparent on earlier, unsanctioned releases of these performances.
Pink Floyd – Interstellar Overdrive – 1LP 12″ single
The highly collectible 12″ single version of Pink Floyd’s groundbreaking Interstellar Overdrive is a one-sided mono record struck on 180gram black vinyl and spins at 33-1/3rpm. The single includes a fold-out poster and an A6 postcard featuring a classic image of the band taken when Pink Floyd was recording the group’s debut single, “Arnold Layne.” Written and performed by Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Nick Mason, this version of Interstellar Overdrive is a previously unreleased recording from 1966, running close to 15 minutes long. The original recording was made at the Thomson studio in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire on November 31, 1966, prior to Pink Floyd’s signing with EMI. A different, shorter version of the track appears on the band’s debut album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.
The images for the single’s artwork are taken from the band’s gig at UFO at the Blarney Club, London on January 13, 1967. The short-lived UFO Club was the scene of the band’s early, pioneering psychedelic shows that saw Pink Floyd establish the group’s prominence in the UK music scene.
Johnny Mathis – “Wonderful! Wonderful!”/”When Sunny Gets Blue” – 7″ black vinyl
On September 21, 1956, the first Johnny Mathis session produced by Mitch Miller took place. It succeeded beyond anyone’s wildest expectations. The first single from that session, “Wonderful! Wonderful!” b/w “When Sunny Gets Blue,” shot up the charts in early 1957, peaked at #14, and stayed on Billboard’s Pop Singles chart for 39 weeks – a record that remained unbroken for more than 20 years. 60+ years later, the importance of these two cuts to Mathis’ career–and pop music history–cannot be overemphasized. Amidst the burgeoning rock ‘n’ roll juggernaut of the 1950s, young listeners heard one of their peers in a musical setting which allowed them to take a breather from the frenzied drive of rock ‘n’ roll and they liked it. And what’s more, so did their parents.
Various – Dogfish Head Presents Music To Drink Beer To, Vol. 3 – 1LP 12″ vinyl
Music To Drink Beer To 3rd Edition is the latest limited-edition compilation put together by longtime friends Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head and Adam Block of Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings. Sam, who’s in the beer business and a raging music geek, and Adam, who’s in the music business and a raging beer geek, sat down over a few beers and a stash of well-worn vinyl and picked some of their favorite tracks.
About Certified Classics
Certified Classics is Legacy Recordings’ home for the celebration of Sony Music’s Hip-Hop and R&B catalog. With artists like The Fugees, Maxwell, Nas, A Tribe Quest, Xscape, Aaliyah and many more, Certified aims to pay homage to the legendary innovators of Hip-Hop and R&B by preserving, curating and reissuing repertoire from the 1980s through the early 2000s.
Launched in 2016, Certified creates opportunities to discuss, revisit, and renew interest in a genre that shaped an entire culture, making the leap from a grassroots form of expression to a mainstream juggernaut with staying power. Certified provides contemporary music fans access to rare and unreleased albums, singles, remixes, photos and video footage from iconic labels that have come through the Sony label system such as Jive, Loud, Ruffhouse, J Records, Arista, LaFace, So So Def, Profile, RCA Records, Epic, and Columbia—all in an effort to tell stories that help illustrate the impact R&B and Hip-Hop have made on music and the world.
Certified Classics is presenting three special physical releases for RSD 2017:
DJ Muggs – The Soul Assassins Chapter 1 – 1LP 12″ picture disc
For The Soul Assassins Chapter 1, producer DJ Muggs assembled a hard-hitting album that combined a murderer’s row of hip-hop icons with Muggs’ laid-back, West Coast beats. With verses from Cypress Hill, Dr. Dre, RZA, GZA, Goodie Mob, KRS-One, Mobb Deep, Wyclef Jean and more, The Soul Assassins Chapter 1 is a one-of-a-kind hip-hop touchstone. It’s being reissued for its 20th anniversary as a 12″ picture disc featuring the original album’s striking cover illustration and logo.
Various – Giant Single: The Profile Records Rap Anthology Vol. 1 – 2LP 12″ red vinyl
While New York-based Profile Records was conceived as a home for disco when it was founded in 1979, the fledgling label caught on to the hip-hop movement as the 1980s dawned, releasing pioneering tracks by Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde, Rammelzee vs. K-Rob, Run-DMC, Dana Dane and more. Giant Single: The Profile Records Rap Anthology Vol. 1 spotlights the early influence of one of rap’s true super-powered indie labels, with 15 classic hits on 2LP red vinyl!
Big L – Devil’s Son (From the Vaults) – 12″ black vinyl maxi-single – 5 unreleased tracks
Harlem rapper Big L (1974-1999) helped pioneer hip-hop’s horrorcore sub-genre of hip-hop during his too-short but notable career with his underground track “Devil’s Son,” a song recorded but deemed too controversial for 1995’s Lifestyles Ov Da Poor & Dangerous. “Devil’s Son” is released on 12″ vinyl alongside an instrumental version plus five legendary and long-bootlegged unreleased tracks from the Lifestyles Ov Da Poor & Dangerous sessions.
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Apostrophe (‘) – Frank Zappa
Many Albums Making Their Streaming Debut And Being Made Available For Download For First Time
LOS ANGELES, March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Two dozen rare and limited release Frank Zappa recordings will be made widely available around the world when UMe assumes distribution of the albums as part of their global partnership with the Zappa Family Trust. In the U.S., the 24 albums will be available on CD, download and streaming on March 24. Internationally, they will be available digitally March 24 with physical to follow on April 28. Nine of the albums, including Zappa’s 100th release, Dance Me This, and the revered live disc, Roxy By Proxy, have never been available for download or streaming. The wide-ranging collection includes fan favorite and Grammy Award-winning titles from Zappa’s independent labels Barking Pumpkin, Vaulternative Records and Zappa Records and encompasses more than 20 years of releases, dating back to 1994’s posthumous release, Civilization Phaze III. “For more than two decades, the only place to get exclusive Frank Zappa albums was through our mail order and website. We are thrilled to be able to make these titles available to fans across the globe with the help of our friends at Universal,” says Ahmet Zappa.
In all, the albums being made available internationally to online retailers, record stores, digital retailers and streaming services include a diverse collection of previously limited releases comprised of live concerts, taped rehearsals, treasures from Zappa’s extensive and extraordinary vault, audio documentaries, archival recordings, the famed “Corsaga” series and other exciting audio ephemera. The releases span Zappa’s entire career, from his first records with the Mothers of Invention to some of the last compositions and projects he ever worked on.
Below is a full list and descriptions of each of the titles included in this initiative. Albums can be pre-ordered here: https://UMe.lnk.to/ZappaAMSAmz
A Token Of His Extreme (Zappa Records, 2013) CD
In August 1974, Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention taped two legendary sets at KCET TV Studios in Hollywood, CA. This popular footage was used by FZ in a number of different edits originally intended as a TV special and eventually featured in the home video release The Dub Room Special (1982). A Token Of His Extreme was officially issued on DVD in 2013 along with the release of the soundtrack on CD.
Buffalo (Vaulternative Records, 2007) 2CD
Originally released in 2007, Buffalo captures an entire concert recorded live at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, NY on October 25, 1980. The original tapes were salvaged from the Vault by Vaultmeister Joe Travers and mixed by Grammy-Award winning engineer Frank Filipetti.
Carnegie Hall (Vaulternative Records, 2011) 4CD
As history would have it, and thanks to the persistence of promoter Ron Delsener, Frank Zappa & his Mothers actually played Carnegie Hall. The two shows on October 11th, 1971 were recorded for posterity to mono 1/4″ tape using a concealed Nagra tape machine and a Electrovoice 664 microphone.
Civilization Phaze III (Barking Pumpkin, 1994) 2CD
Civilization Phaze III, one of the final projects to be finished by Zappa before his passing, completes the trilogy of Masterworks established first with Lumpy Gravy and We’re Only In It For The Money in 1968. Originally envisioned as “Lumpy Gravy, Phase III,” this music morphed over a period of years in various states of completion. Realized mainly on the Synclavier and including performances by the Ensemble Modern and newly recorded dialogue from inside the piano, Frank finally put the finishing touches on the double CD in 1992. It received a Grammy for Best Recording Package in 1995.
Congress Shall Make No Law…(Zappa Records, 2010) CD
Gail Zappa always said that FZ always made a point to “educate” his audience as well as entertain them. She continued on that note with this release, an informative document that focuses on the importance of FZ’s testimonies to fight censorship. FZ’s address to the Senate Committee Hearings in 1985 and to the Maryland State Legislature in 1986 are featured here in their entirety combined with various Synclavier and interview excerpts found in the Vault.
Dance Me This (Zappa Records, 2015) CD
The 100th release by the Zappa Family Trust and the last project to be finished by Frank Zappa before his passing, Dance Me This, was composed and realized on the Synclavier, FZ’s go-to digital workstation that was state of the art at the time of the recording. The music is described by the Maestro as ‘designed for modern dance groups.’ The album was finished but shelved by the Trust until finally receiving its much anticipated release in 2015.
Everything Is Healing Nicely (Barking Pumpkin, 1999) CD
The Ensemble Modern from Frankfurt Germany spent a lot of time with Frank Zappa during the last few years of his life. As the group was working closely with Zappa preparing for a series of concerts scheduled in 1992 (to be known as “The Yellow Shark”), FZ, in his typical manner, was digitally recording every rehearsal. Everything Is Healing Nicely features highlights from those recordings, hand-picked by Zappa, compiled posthumously by then staff engineer Spence Chrislu, and released exclusively through mail order in 1999.
Feeding The Monkies At Ma Maison (Zappa Records, 2011) CD
Around 1987 or so, Frank Zappa completed a digital master of this title which was intended for a vinyl release. FZ never released it and re-worked some of the material for another project, mainly Civilization, Phaze III. Feeding The Monkies At Ma Maison, realized on the Synclavier, eventually found a release in original form in 2011. The CD contains unreleased compositions, unedited versions and added bonus tracks from the time period.
Frank Zappa Plays The Music of Frank Zappa (Barking Pumpkin, 1996) CD
When released on Halloween 1996, Frank Zappa Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa, A Memorial Tribute was considered to be an “Audio Tombstone” by the family. It features the three signature guitar pieces: “Black Napkins,” “Zoot Allures” and “Watermelon In Easter Hay” in their original released form (remastered) with added live versions that predate the issued masters. Also included is “Merely A Blues In A: from Paris ’74. A fitting “Memorial Tribute” indeed.
FZ: OZ (Vaulternative Records, 2002) 2CD
FZ:OZ is the very first release from Vaulternative Records, the label created by the Zappa Family Trust that focuses on material found in the infamous Zappa Vault. Released in 2002, this audio nugget contains an almost complete concert from FZ’s second and final visit to Sydney, Australia in early 1976.
Greasy Love Songs (Zappa Records, 2010) CD
The third installment of the Project/Object Audio Documentary series focuses on the 40th anniversary of Zappa’s 1968 homage to old Doo Wop and Rhythm & Blues. Cruising With Ruben & The Jets was FZ & The Mothers’ fourth album release. Greasy Love Songs brings together the long awaited release of the original 1968 mix along with mix outtakes, interview excerpts and oddities from the sessions. Also contains liner notes from Cheech Marin.
Hammersmith Odeon (Zappa Records, 2010) 3CD
In early 1978, Frank Zappa played a string of dates between January and February at the famous Hammersmith Odeon in London, England. Hammersmith Odeon, first issued in conjunction with a special birthday event at The Roundhouse in London in 2010, contains performances from those shows. These recordings are famous for being the basis for the Sheik Yerbouti album. This album contains all alternate performances and highlights from the master show tapes.
Imaginary Diseases (Zappa Records, 2006) CD
Released in 2006, Imaginary Diseases compiles for the first time all live recordings from a very rare and undocumented Zappa band line-up. In 1972, after taking a 20-piece ‘electric orchestra’ on the road for eight dates as The Grand Wazoo, FZ reduced the personnel to 10 pieces and toured this new band for roughly two months. Billed as The Mothers of Invention but eventually becoming known as the ‘Petit Wazoo,’ audio from this period was never released during Frank’s lifetime.
Joe’s Camouflage (Vaulternative Records, 2014) CD
In late summer 1975, Frank Zappa formed a band that never got past the rehearsal stage, but managed to have their own band promo shots taken with fall touring rapidly approaching. This Joe’s series entry, Joe’s Camouflage, finds mainly 4-track rehearsal tapes that captured FZ experimenting with this group, updating arrangements of older songs along with some new compositions, some that were never revisited later in his career. Featuring Novi Novog on viola and keys, Robert ‘Frog’ Camarena on vocals and Denny Walley on guitar, all three of whom left the band shortly after these recordings were made.
Joe’s Corsage (Vaulternative Records, 2004) CD
The first in a series of special material released from the Vault. The titles of the “Corsaga” are a play on words of FZ’s famous Joe’s Garage title, with the contents produced and compiled by the Vaultmeister, Joe Travers. Joe’s Corsage, the first release created in 2004, was produced in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the creation of The Mothers in 1964. It focuses on the origin of the Mothers of Invention as told by Frank himself, along with early recordings made before their first record contract in early 1966.
Joe’s Domage (Vaulternative Records, 2004) CD
Joe’s Domage, the second entry from the “Corsaga” series, gives you an insight into how Frank worked. The recording from this primitive cassette tape captures the first rehearsal of the Wazoo band, freezing in time early ideas and arrangements of material that went on to be used on The Grand Wazoo & Waka/Jawaka album sessions of 1972. Recorded ambiently in Frank’s rehearsal room in Hollywood, Frank conducted these sessions while confined to a wheelchair after being pushed offstage in London, England roughly three months prior.
Joe’s Menage (Vaulternative Records, 2008) CD
Frank Zappa, notorious for recording everything, carried cassettes with him on the road. On one occasion backstage during the late ’70s, Frank gave longtime fan Ole’ Lysgaard a cassette which contained a dub of a live recording excerpt from a concert in Williamsburg, VA 11-1-75. Thanks to Ole’, this excerpt has been forever immortalized as the content for “Corsaga” number 4. Joe’s Menage is transferred directly from the show master tape.
Joe’s Xmasage (Vaulternative Records, 2005) CD
Joe’s Xmasage was released on Frank’s birthday during the Christmas season of 2005. Joe worked closely with Gail Zappa on this third installment of the “Corsaga,” showcasing vintage recordings from Frank’s life in the early ’60s. Music, historical audio documents and Conceptual Continuity clues fill up this special Christmas dish from the Vault for you and yours.
MOFO (Zappa Records, 2006) 2CD
This 2-disc version of the Making Of Freak Out! Project/Object Audio Documentary contains highlights from the 4-disc version which is available only through mail order. MOFO (2 Disc) was released in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of The Mothers of Invention’s first album, Freak Out!, it includes the original album’s 1966 vinyl mix along with exclusive tracks not found anywhere else.
One Shot Deal (Zappa Records, 2008) CD
Released in 2008, One Shot Deal features chunks of material found in the vault selected by FZ and compiled by Gail Zappa & Joe Travers. Ranging from 1972 to 1981, One Shot Deal blends live compositions, improvisations and guitar solos from various world tours, all recorded live.
Philly ’76 (Vaulternative Records, 2009)
Frank Zappa played the Philadelphia Spectrum Theater on October 29th, 1976. The concert was professionally recorded and was a perfect contender for the ongoing concert series from Vaulternative Records. Philly ’76 was released in 2009 and features a complete show from a rare band line-up with another stellar mix from Grammy Award winning engineer Frank Filipetti.
Roxy By Proxy (Zappa Records, 2014) CD
Roxy By Proxy contains material recorded live at the infamous run of shows at The Roxy Theater in Hollywood, CA, December 1973. It’s the first compilation made from digital mixes created in 1987 by Frank with Bob Stone at FZ’s home studio, The Utility Muffin Research Kitchen. The sequencing plays like a full show while the package features extensive liner notes from the one and only Ruth Underwood, then the percussionist in the band.
The Dub Room Special (Zappa Records, 2007) CD
A previously unreleased soundtrack album created by Zappa himself, contains material found in The Dub Room Special, a 90-minute home video first released by mail order only in 1982. Tracks consist of live cuts from The Palladium, NYC on Halloween 1981 along with performances taped at KCET TV studios in Los Angeles during 1974.
WAZOO (Vaulternative Records, 2007) 2CD
WAZOO contains a complete show recorded live to stereo tape at the Boston Music Hall in Boston, MA on September 24, 1972. Originally released in 2007, this set is the only document found in the Vault of the short-lived Grand Wazoo, an ambitious 20-piece ‘electric orchestra’ formed by Zappa and toured for only eight dates during the fall of 1972.
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Ella Fitzgerald: 100 Songs For A Centennial [4 CD] – Ella Fitzgerald
The First Lady Of Song Honored With Several Album Releases and Exhibits Exploring Her Extraordinary Legacy and Remarkable Career
LOS ANGELES, March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Verve Label Group and UMe are pleased to announce some of the major initiatives confirmed as part of this year’s Ella 100 centennial celebration honoring one of the most beloved and influential vocalists of all time, Ella Fitzgerald. Throughout 2017 to April 2018, the 100th anniversary of Fitzgerald’s birthday (April 25, 1917) will be celebrated across the world with prestigious exhibits, a trove of new music releases and myriad independent tributes and concerts.
Fitzgerald’s remarkable career and extraordinary legacy will be the focus of several exhibitions and events at institutions throughout the United States. In Washington, D.C., the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, which since 1997 has housed memorabilia of Fitzgerald’s demonstrating the scope of her achievements and character, will open a new display titled First Lady of Song: Ella Fitzgerald at 100 on April 1st, kicking off Jazz Appreciation Month. The year-long exhibit will feature awards, letters, sheet music and costumes from Fitzgerald’s archives as well as videos of her performances. The Library of Congress, home to the Ella Fitzgerald Collection, an archive that consists of Fitzgerald’s entire music library and thousands of scores, parts, lyric sheets, and arrangements of works performed and/or recorded by Fitzgerald, will celebrate Lady Ella with a concert by award-winning singer Dianne Reeves on March 31. On the day of her centennial, noted jazz historian and Senior Music Specialist Larry Appelbaum will lead a multi-media homage to the beloved singer.
The GRAMMY Museum® in Los Angeles will celebrate the life, music and charitable legacy of the 13-time GRAMMY® winner and Recording Academy® Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, with the opening of a new exhibit titled Ella at 100: Celebrating the Artistry of Ella Fitzgerald. Opening on what would have been Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday, April 25, 2017, the all-encompassing exhibit will commemorate the late icon with rare recordings, photos, personal telegram correspondences, wardrobe pieces such as her well-known Don Loper beaded gown and her GRAMMY Awards, all on loan from the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation. Fitzgerald holds the distinction of being the first African-American to win a GRAMMY® Award: In 1958 at the inaugural ceremony, she won two awards for her vocal performances on Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Song Book and Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book. Ella at 100: Celebrating the Artistry of Ella Fitzgerald will be on display in the GRAMMY Museum’s Mike Curb Gallery on the fourth floor through fall 2017.
Fitzgerald’s Song Book recordings, widely considered her greatest achievement and a cornerstone of 20th century recorded popular music, are the focal point for the Great American Songbook Foundation’s recently opened exhibit, Ella Sings The Songbook. Located in the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Ind., the exhibit, which runs until October, shines a spotlight on the classic recordings Fitzgerald made with Norman Granz at Verve between 1956 and 1964. Historic photos, sheet music, magazines and other artifacts, culled from both the foundation’s own archives and on loan from the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, tell the story of these career-changing albums. The exhibit also includes an interactive multimedia station with video of live international performances and more than 30 audio recordings. In conjunction with the standing exhibit, the foundation has also assembled a traveling display with educational materials that will be available on loan to local schools and community groups. For more information, contact the foundation at (317) 844-2251 or info@TheSongbook.org.
Verve and UMe will celebrate Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial with a slate of exciting releases throughout the year and into 2018. On April 21, 100 of her most popular songs will be released as a new 4CD box set titled 100 Songs For A Centennial. The collection, which will also be available digitally, spans Fitzgerald’s Decca and Verve years, beginning with her earliest recordings with Chick Webb and his orchestra in 1936 and culminating with the GRAMMY® Award-winning “Mack The Knife,” her famous live recording from 1960’s Ella in Berlin: Mack the Knife. Some of the many highlights include “Summertime,” “A-Tisket, A-Tasket,” “(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons,” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.” Pre-order 100 Songs For A Centennial here: https://UMe.lnk.to/100SongsCent.
Also on April 21, Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George and Ira Gershwin Song Books, a collaboration with Nelson Riddle that is highly regarded as the pinnacle of her legendary Song Book series, will be released as a limited edition 6LP vinyl box set. A replica of the rare 5LP set originally released in 1959, the Ella 100 edition recreates for the first time since its initial release the original stereo box set on vinyl, the originally included five lithographs by French impressionist painter Bernard Buffet, as well as the hardcover book, Words And Music, which for this set has been updated with additional historical information and an afterword by noted author David Ritz. The 2017 collection was newly mastered by Ron McMaster at Capitol Studios in Hollywood where the album was originally recorded in 1959 under the supervision of Verve Records founder Norman Granz. A sixth LP enlarges the original 10-inch instrumental EP with orchestra tracks on Side One and additional material from the sessions on Side Two. One of the bonus tracks, a mono alternate take of “Oh, Lady Be Good!,” is on vinyl for the first time. The box set is available exclusively at UDiscover: https://UMe.lnk.to/GershwinSB6LP. View the behind-the-scenes album trailer here: https://youtu.be/5oZKdy3KM6M.
Later in the year, all of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong’s beloved duets, combining for the first time their Decca singles with three ageless Verve albums and bonus tracks, will be released as a 4CD/digital set titled Cheek To Cheek: The Complete Ella & Louis Duets. Further on, Verve will release a new album featuring Fitzgerald’s classic vocal recordings accompanied by new orchestral arrangements by the London Symphony Orchestra.
In an effort to present Fitzgerald’s music in the best possible fidelity, the eight classic albums that make up the Ella Fitzgerald Song Books were made available on February 17 in a variety of high-resolution audio formats. The albums, which include Fitzgerald interpreting work by the most beloved composers of Tin Pan Alley, Broadway and Hollywood – Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, George and Ira Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer and Rodgers & Hart – are available individually and for the first time as a hi-res audio bundle as Ella Fitzgerald: The Complete Original Song Books. Each album’s cover art, inconsistent in all previous digital releases, has been restored to the original design and the albums are in the original sequence. A showcase for Fitzgerald’s underappreciated talents as well as a celebration of America’s great composers, the Song Book series debuted in 1956 with Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book and launched Verve Records.
Some of Fitzgerald’s most cherished earliest recording will be brought into the digital age when the 300 singles she recorded for Decca from 1935-1955, nearly three-quarters of which never appeared on an album, will be made available digitally in the form they were released (A side/B side) for the first time on March 24. With more than half the tracks making their digital debut, the mammoth collection will be divided into four volumes that will encapsulate Fitzgerald’s two-decade-long Decca career. Vol. 1, 1935-1939 includes songs teenaged Ella recorded as the featured singer fronting the world-renowned Chick Webb Orchestra while Vol. 2, 1939-1941 features 50 tracks credited to Ella and Her Famous Orchestra, when she took over the Chick Webb Orchestra following Webb’s untimely death at age 30. Vol. 3 1942-1949 covers the 1940s, when Fitzgerald formally became a Decca solo artist in her mid-twenties and Vol. 4 1950-1955 chronicles the first half of the 1950s before Fitzgerald’s manager Norman Granz created Verve Records and brought her on board.
Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial will be celebrated across the globe at a host of official and unofficial tributes and concerts. Some of the key events include the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.’s two-night concert March 24-25 featuring acclaimed singers Sy Smith, Capathia Jenkins, and Montego Glover performing Fitzgerald’s songs with the NSO Pops. In New York City, Lincoln Center and the Apollo Theater, where Fitzgerald made her stage debut and won Amateur Night as a teenager in 1934, will each honor Fitzgerald with multiple nights of exciting programming. A continually updated list of events can be found at EllaFitzgeraldFoundation.org.
ABOUT ELLA FITZGERALD
Dubbed “The First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996) was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century. In her lifetime, she sold more than 40 million albums and received most every honor a performer could dream of winning, including the Kennedy Center Honor (1979), the National Medal of Arts (1987), France’s Commander of Arts and Letters (1990), the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1992) and 13 Grammy Awards. In 2007, the United States Postal Service honored Fitzgerald with a postage stamp.
In her six decade long career, the Queen of Jazz recorded more than 200 albums and roughly 2,000 songs, making her the most recorded female – and the second most recorded – performer in history. Among those recordings are works with some of history’s greatest musicians and legendary songwriters.
Fitzgerald’s distinct style has influenced multiple generations of singers and her work transcends generations and musical genres. She had an extraordinary vocal range and flexibility and possessed a preternatural gift for pitch, rhythmic sense and flawless diction. Immensely versatile, she could sing it all from jazz and bebop to ballads, swing, pop and rock. With an unparalleled ability for mimicry and “scat” singing, Fitzgerald also produced melodic lines that put her in the category of great instrumental improvisers. Her voice was flexible, wide-ranging, accurate and ageless.
Fitzgerald performed her last concert at Carnegie Hall in 1991. She passed away due to complications from Diabetes, dying in her Beverly Hills home on June 15, 1996.
The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation was created and funded in 1993 by Ella Fitzgerald in order to fulfill her desires to use the fruits of her success to help people of all races, cultures and beliefs. Fitzgerald hoped to make their lives more rewarding, and she wanted to foster a love of reading, as well as a love of music. In addition, she hoped to provide assistance to the at-risk and disadvantaged members of our communities – assistance that would enable them to achieve a better quality of life. The Board of Directors of the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation seeks to continue Ella Fitzgerald’s goals by making charitable grants serving four major areas of interest: Creating educational and other opportunities for children; fostering a love and knowledge of music; including assistance to students of music the provision of health care; food, shelter and counseling to those in need and specific areas of medical care and research with an emphasis on Diabetes, vision problems and heart disease.
The Complete Original Ella Fitzgerald Song Books: https://UMe.lnk.to/EllaCompleteHD
Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book: https://UMe.lnk.to/EllaColePorterHDPR
Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers & Hart Song Book: https://UMe.lnk.to/EllaRodgersHartHDPR
Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book: https://UMe.lnk.to/EllaDukeEllingtonHDPR
Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Song Book: https://UMe.lnk.to/EllaIrvingBerlinHDPR
Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George and Ira Gershwin Song Book: https://UMe.lnk.to/EllaGershwinHDPR
Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Harold Arlen Song Book: https://UMe.lnk.to/EllaHaroldArlenHD
Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Jerome Kern Song Book: https://UMe.lnk.to/EllaJeromeKernHDPR
Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Johnny Mercer Song Book: https://UMe.lnk.to/EllaJohnnyMercerHDPR
100 SONGS FOR A CENTENNIAL TRACK LISTING
1. Sing Me A Swing Song (And Let Me Dance)
2. (If You Can’t Sing It) You’ll Have To Swing It
3. Dedicated To You
4. Big Boy Blue
5. I Got A Guy
6. A-Tisket, A-Tasket
7. I Found My Yellow Basket
8. McPherson Is Rehearsin’ (To Swing)
9. F.D.R. Jones
11. I Want The Waiter (With The Water)
13. Five O’clock Whistle
14. Cow-Cow Boogie
15. When My Sugar Walks Down The Street
16. I’m Making Believe
17. Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall
18. And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine
19. I’m Beginning To See The Light
20. It’s Only A Paper Moon
21. You Won’t Be Satisfied
22. Stone Cold Dead In The Market
23. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
24. My Happiness
25. Baby, It’s Cold Outside
1. Oh, Lady Be Good!
2. That Old Feeling
3. I Hadn’t Anyone Till You
4. Black Coffee
6. There Never Was A Baby Like My Baby
7. Walking By The River
8. Taking A Chance On Love
9. Until The Real Thing Comes Along
10. You Leave Me Breathless
11. Lullaby Of Birdland
12. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
13. It Might As Well Be Spring
14. Miss Otis Regrets
15. You Do Something To Me
16. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
17. Moonlight In Vermont
18. Cheek To Cheek
20. Thou Swell
21. I Wish I Were In Love Again
22. Blue Moon
23. (In My) Solitude
24. Comes Love
25. I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
1. Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off
2. In A Mellow Tone
3. I Never Had A Chance
4. What Will I Tell My Heart
6. Little White Lies
7. You Hit The Spot
8. You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me
9. Let’s Face The Music And Dance
10. Isn’t This A Lovely Day (To Be Caught In The Rain)
11. Puttin’ On The Ritz
12. You Make Me Feel So Young
13. Moonlight Becomes You
14. Let’s Fall In Love
15. My Old Flame
16. They All Laughed
17. I Can’t Be Bothered Now
18. My One And Only
19. I Got Rhythm
20. Stairway To The Stars
22. Hooray For Love
23. Out Of This World
24. Come Rain Or Come Shine
25. Stella By Starlight
1. I Hear Music
2. Love Me Or Leave Me
3. Hallelujah, I Love Him
4. The Very Thought Of You
5. Warm All Over
6. Almost Like Being In Love
7. All The Things You Are
8. A Fine Romance
10. Honeysuckle Rose
11. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
12. Tea For Two
13. Trouble In Mind
14. See See Rider
15. Can’t Buy Me Love
16. The Sweetest Sounds
18. Something’s Gotta Give
20. Cotton Tail
21. Duke’s Place
22. Something To Live For
23. Whisper Not
24. Time After Time
25. Mack The Knife
Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George and Ira Gershwin Song Books
Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set Track Listing
1. Sam And Delilah
2. But Not For Me
3. My One And Only
4. Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off
5. Beginner’s Luck
1. Oh, Lady Be Good!
2. Nice Work If You Can Get It
3. Things Are Looking Up
4. Just Another Rhumba
5. How Long Has This Been Going On
1. ‘S Wonderful
2. The Man I Love
3. That Certain Feeling
4. By Strauss
5. Someone To Watch Over Me
6. The Real American Folk Song
1. Who Cares?
2. Looking For A Boy
3. They All Laughed
4. My Cousin In Milwaukee
5. Somebody From Somewhere
1. A Foggy Day
2. Clap Yo’ Hands
3. For You, For Me, For Everyone
4. Stiff Upper Lip
5. Boy Wanted
6. Strike Up The Band
2. I’ve Got A Crush On You
3. Bidin’ My Time
4. Aren’t You Kind Of Glad We Did?
5. Of Thee I Sing (Baby)
1. The Half Of It, Dearie, Blues
2. I Was Doing All Right
3. He Loves And She Loves
4. Love Is Sweeping The Country
5. Treat Me Rough
1. Love Is Here To Stay
2. Slap That Bass
3. Isn’t It A Pity?
4. Shall We Dance?
5. Love Walked In
6. You’ve Got What Gets Me
1. They Can’t Take That Away From Mwe
2. Embraceable You
3. I Can’t Be Bothered Now
4. Boy! Look What Love Has Done To Me
5. Fascinating Rhythm
1. Funny Face
3. Oh, So Nice
4. Let’s Kiss And Make Up
5. I Got Rhythm
Bonus Vol. 6
Side A – instrumentals originally on box set 10-inch
2. March Of The Swiss Soldiers
3. Fidgety Feet
4. Prelude I
5. Prelude II
6. Prelude III
Side B – all tracks not in original box set
1. Somebody Loves Me – from the album Get Happy!
2. Cheerful Little Earful – from the album Get Happy!
3. But Not For Me – 45rpm single version
4. Lorelei – alternate take/from pre-release sampler
5. Love Is Here To Stay – alternate take/from pre-release sampler
6. Oh, Lady Be Good! – alternate take/first time on vinyl
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Jackie Evancho Release New Album Two Hearts Available March 31, 2017
Café Carlyle Residency Debut: April 11 – 22
NEW YORK, March 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A legend already and still in her teens, singer Jackie Evancho seizes a pivotal moment in her career to reveal a fresh side to her art with the release of Two Hearts , a joint venture with Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks. The beautiful soprano also has a passion for pop and an emerging gift for songwriting. Two Hearts features the classical crossover songs and enduring favorites that are her signature sound, along with a bonus disc of five songs that explore the newly discovered pop side of her voice, four of which she co-wrote. The album will be released March 31, 2017, and is available for preorder now. Evancho makes her Café Carlyle debut in New York City from April 11-22 in support of the new album Two Hearts.
Fresh from Evancho’s spotlight performance of the National Anthem at January’s Presidential inauguration, Two Hearts reveals to the world a young artist on a journey of discovery. The world knows Evancho as a platinum-selling, history-making teen vocal sensation. Her six previous albums have entered the Billboard Classical chart at No. 1. Her fans love her crystalline soprano voice, and it is the heart of her art. With her new album, Evancho explores her own creative evolution, a new joy in singing and in writing songs.
The classic Evancho sound opens Two Hearts in the inimitable Lucio Dalla ballad “Caruso,” first recorded by the great tenor Luciano Pavarotti. The sound echoes in the lovely “Attesa,” arranged from the instrumental Intermezzo in Mascagni’s opera Cavalleria rusticana and “How Great Thou Art,” the soaring anthem of faith that was a favorite of Elvis Presley’s.
Great singers have inspired Jackie Evancho, and on Two Hearts she brings her gifts to three very different songs identified by singers she admires – the Oscar-nominated “May It Be,” written for Enya to sing on the soundtrack of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring; the Oscar-winning “The Way We Were,” which Barbra Streisand (with whom Evancho has recorded) made famous in the film of the same name and Taylor Swift’s “Safe and Sound.” Also included are Sam Smith’s “Writing’s on the Wall” and a live recording of Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years,” as a duet with the emerging crossover tenor Fernando Varela.
The Two Hearts disc two includes five songs, four of which are brand-new pop creations in which Evancho was a collaborating writer – “Sane,” “Pedestal,” “The Haunting” and “Wonderland.” The fifth is “Apocalypse” – released as a single in 2016 – in which the singer began to explore her affinity for a straight-up pop sound.
Since she first dazzled American television audiences at the age of 10 – gaining global recognition with her stunning debut on NBC’s America’s Got Talent – Jackie Evancho has released a string of platinum and gold albums, with sales of over 2.5 million in the US.
Along the way, Evancho has also made history – the youngest solo platinum artist … the youngest Top 5 debut artist ever in the U.K. … the youngest person to give solo concert at Lincoln Center … the highest-ranking debut artist of 2010. All six of her albums have hit No. 1 on the Billboard Classical chart. The magnitude of her success led Billboard twice (in 2010 and 2012) to include the singer on its list of “music movers-and-shakers under the age of 21.”
In only seven years as a professional singer, Evancho has an astounding record of achievements. She has sung for Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama, Pope Francis I, the Japanese royal family and Oprah Winfrey’s farewell telecast. She represented the US in Russia at the opening concert of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum. In addition to her seven albums, she has toured the world, made a guest appearance with Cirque de Soleil in Las Vegas, modeled clothes for GUESS and was cast by Robert Redford to play his daughter in the 2013 film The Company You Keep.
Renewing the sound that made Jackie Evancho a household name, Two Hearts signals another chapter in her growth, creatively and personally – a new dimension in her work and inspiration, from one heart so full and passionate that it seems like two.
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Jackie Evancho Two Hearts Tracklisting:
- How Great Thou Art
- May It Be
- The Way We Were
- Have You Ever Been in Love *
- Safe and Sound
- Writing’s on the Wall
- A Thousand Years (Live)
- Apocalypse *
- The Haunting *
- Wonderland *
- Sane *
- Pedestal *
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