Grateful Dead Legendary Cornell University Show Set For Release On May 5 For 50th Anniversary

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GRATEFUL DEAD: CORNELL 1977

The May 8, 1977 Performance At Cornell University’s Barton Hall,
Revered By Many As The Best Grateful Dead Show Of All Time,
To Get First Official Release Following Acquisition Of “Betty board” Master Tapes

The Show Is Featured In Get Shown The Light, A New Dead.net Exclusive
Limited Edition 11-Disc Boxed Set Featuring Four Unreleased Shows From May 1977;
Cornell 5/8/77 Also Available As A 3-CD Set, 5-LP Set, And Digitally

All Titles Set For Release On May 5;
Available For Pre-Order Now At Dead.net

LOS ANGELES – The Grateful Dead played more than 2,000 concerts, but none continues to spark interest and provoke discussion quite like the band’s performance at Cornell University’s Barton Hall on May 8, 1977. It is one of the most collected, traded, and debated concerts by any band ever, has topped numerous fan polls through the years, and was a favorite of the group’s longtime archivist Dick Latvala, who stated: “Enough can’t be said about this superb show.” Even Uncle Sam got into the act in 2011 when the recording was “deemed so important to the history and culture of the United States” that a copy was added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.

GRATEFUL DEAD: CORNELL 1977

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of that magical show, Dead.net will release MAY 1977: GET SHOWN THE LIGHT, a new 11-disc boxed set that features the commercial debut of the Cornell University show (5/8/77) along with three other previously unreleased concerts: Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT (5/5/77), Boston Garden, Boston, MA (5/7/77), and Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY (5/9/77). As if that weren’t enough, the source for these recordings is the legendary Betty boards, which Jeffrey Norman has mastered in HDCD for unrivaled sound quality. The transfers from the master tapes were produced by Plangent Processes, further ensuring that this is the best, most authentic that Cornell (and the other three shows) has ever sounded.

All Titles Set For Release On May 5

“These four concerts have been the holy grail of wish-list releases both externally and internally for a long, long time,” says David Lemieux, Grateful Dead archivist and the set’s producer. “ During the 18+ years I’ve worked with the Grateful Dead, no concert has garnered as much attention and as many requests for release as Cornell, with the New Haven, Boston, and Buffalo shows following very closely behind. For those who didn’t know the history of these master tapes and about their absence from the band’s vault, and for those who have, like us, lamented this hole in the collection, we join with you in celebrating what might be, minute-for-minute, song-for-song, the most high quality Grateful Dead release ever produced.”

The May 8, 1977 Performance At Cornell University’s Barton Hall

The set is available now for pre-order and will be shipped to arrive on May 5, the anniversary of the first show in the collection. Production of the set is limited to 15,000 individually numbered copies and available exclusively from Dead.net for $139.98. The set will also be available as a digital download in Apple Lossless ($99.98) and FLAC 192/24 ($124.98) exclusively at dead.net beginning on May 5.

Cornell 5/8/77 Also Available As A 3-CD Set, 5-LP Set, And Digitally

On the same day, Rhino will release the Barton Hall concert separately in multiple formats. CORNELL 5/8/77 will be available as a three-CD set ($29.98), a limited edition five-LP set ($119.98, limited to 7,700 copies), as well as  digital download and streaming.

MAY 1977: GET SHOWN THE LIGHT comes in an ornate box crafted by GrammyÒ-winning graphic artist Masaki Koike. The set includes an in-depth essay by noted Dead scholar Nicholas G. Meriwether, who explores the memories and mysteries that surround this run of shows. The set also comes with Cornell ‘77: The Music, The Myth And The Magnificence Of The Grateful Dead’s Concert At Barton Hall (Cornell Press), a new book by Peter Conners dedicated to the Cornell show. The book will also be available for purchase separately.

Jerry Garcia, Donna Jean Godchaux, Keith Godchaux, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir had just completed Terrapin Station, the band’s ninth studio album, when they hit the road for a spring tour leading up to the album’s release in late July. This new set serves as a prequel of sorts to the May 1977 boxed set from 2013, which featured the next five shows from that magical tour. It adds further sonic evidence that the 1977 tour was truly a high-water mark in the Dead’s history.

The set lists played at the four shows included in this set – especially Barton Hall – offer up sweeping retrospectives of the band’s career, touching on the early psychedelic days (“Morning Dew” and “St. Stephen”), and the rootsy early-Seventies (“Uncle John’s Band” and “Tennessee Jed”) up to and including previewing songs from the group’s then-unreleased album Terrapin Station (“Estimated Prophet” and “Samson and Delilah.”)

Elevating this already extraordinary release is the fact that the recordings are sourced from the fabled Betty boards, which are soundboard tapes made by Betty Cantor-Jackson, who was the Dead’s live recording engineer for many years. Since some of her tapes began circulating in the 1980s, her live recordings of the band have become the gold standard by which others are measured. After decades in limbo, more than 350 reels of her recordings are now part of the Grateful Dead’s musical vault. The July 1978 set released last year represented the first official release of the Bettys, with even more to come after MAY 1977: GET SHOWN THE LIGHT.

In the set’s liner notes, Meriwether captures how the Cornell show pulls together many of the disparate strands of the Grateful Dead phenomenon and the Deadhead experience, from the music and experience of the show to its recording and dissemination. “The story of Cornell ’77 is more than just a tale of another great Dead show, another enduring example of what [Dick] Latvala called ‘primal Dead’: It is the stuff of history and legend, myth and mystery, and how those all played out to finally produce this long-awaited, much anticipated release, forty years after the last notes of ‘One More Saturday Night’ rang out in the drafty, cavernous confines of Barton Hall that night.”

 

MAY 1977: GET SHOWN THE LIGHT
Track Listing

Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum
New Haven, CT (5/5/77)

Disc One
“Promised Land”
“Sugaree”
“Mama Tried”
“El Paso”
“Tennessee Jed”
“Looks Like Rain”
“Deal”
“Lazy Lightning>”
“Supplication”
“Peggy-O”
“The Music Never Stopped”

Disc Two
“Bertha”
“Estimated Prophet”
“Scarlet Begonias>”
“Fire On The Mountain>”
“Good Lovin’”
“St. Stephen>”
“Sugar Magnolia”
“Johnny B. Goode”

Boston Garden
Boston, MA (5/7/77)

Disc Three
“Bertha”
“Cassidy”
“Deal”
“Jack Straw”
“Peggy-O”
“New Minglewood Blues”
“Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo>”
“Big River”
“Tennessee Jed”
“The Music Never Stopped”

Disc Four
“Terrapin Station”
“Samson and Delilah”
“Friend Of The Devil”
“Estimated Prophet”

Disc Five
“Eyes Of The World>”
Drums>
“The Wheel>”
“Wharf Rat>”
“Around and Around”
“U.S. Blues”

Barton Hall (Cornell University)
Ithaca, NY (5/8/77)

Disc Six
“New Minglewood Blues”
“Loser”
“El Paso”
“They Love Each Other”
“Jack Straw”
“Deal”
“Lazy Lightning>”
“Supplication”
“Brown-Eyed Women”
“Mama Tried”
“Row Jimmy”

Disc Seven
“Dancing In The Street”
“Scarlet Begonias>”
“Fire On The Mountain”
“Estimated Prophet”

Disc Eight
“St. Stephen>”
“Not Fade Away>”
“St. Stephen>”
“Morning Dew”
“One More Saturday Night”

Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Buffalo, NY (5/9/77)

Disc Nine
“Help On The Way>”
“Slipknot>”
“Franklin’s Tower”
“Cassidy”
“Brown-Eyed Women”
“Mexicali Blues”
“Tennessee Jed”
“Big River”
“Peggy-O”
“Sunrise”
“The Music Never Stopped”

Disc Ten
“Bertha>”
“Good Lovin’”
“Ship Of Fools”

Disc Eleven
“Estimated Prophet>”
“The Other One>”
Drums>
“Not Fade Away>”
“Comes A Time>”
“Sugar Magnolia”
“Uncle Johns Band”

Source: Rhino Media

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Lust For Vinyl: UMe Resurrects Iggy Pop’s Historic First Three LPs On Limited-Edition Colored-Vinyl Editions

UMe Resurrects Iggy Pop’s Historic First Three LPs On Limited-Edition Colored-Vinyl On June 2, 2017 (PRNewsfoto/UMe)

LOS ANGELES, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Iggy Pop is one of music’s genuine iconoclasts, a walking embodiment of all that is risky and dangerous about rock ‘n’ roll.  He’s also an artist of considerable depth, and the creator of a diverse body of work that demonstrates his uncanny ability to defy expectations and explore uncharted creative territory.  Now, UMe celebrates Iggy’s singular stature with new limited-edition colored-vinyl editions of his first three solo albums, The Idiot, Lust for Life and TV Eye Live.

The three new colored-vinyl releases, which will be released on June 2, will be bundled together in a limited-edition-of-500 custom tote bag featuring the iconic cover art of The Idiot on one side and Lust for Life on the other, available exclusively here. All three titles feature their complete original cover art and will also be available from UMe in standard black vinyl editions at vinyl retailers.

The Idiot, Lust for Life and TV Eye Live, originally released between 1977 and 1978, marked Iggy’s surprise rebirth as a solo artist after the dissolution of his pioneering protopunk band The Stooges.  They also marked a timely collaboration between Iggy and longtime admirer David Bowie, then at the peak of his cultural influence.  Bowie produced, co-wrote and played on The Idiot and Lust for Life, and plays keyboards on TV Eye Live.

The three albums form a trilogy that remains a cornerstone of Iggy Pop’s album catalogue.  On The Idiot, such standout tunes as “Nightclubbing,” “Funtime,” “Dum Dum Boys” and the original version of “China Girl” (later an ’80s hit for Bowie) introduced listeners to a more cerebral, introspective Iggy, often substituting an understated sense of unease for The Stooges’ raw aural assault.

Iggy’s smiling face on the front cover of Lust for Life signals the album’s more upbeat vibe than its predecessor, with such numbers as “The Passenger,” “Success,” “Tonight” and the anthemic title track embodying the album’s swaggering essence and Iggy’s reenergized creative vision.

In contrast with the focused studio craft of The Idiot and Lust for Life, TV Eye Live—drawn from four different 1977 U.S. shows with two different bands, one featuring Bowie on keyboards—captures the controlled chaos of Iggy’s raw live performances, with memorable versions of “Lust For Life,” “Sixteen” and “Nightclubbing,” along with The Stooges standards “I Wanna Be Your Dog,” “I Got A Right” and “T.V. Eye.”

The Trouser Press Record Guide called Iggy Pop “a walking, talking one-man melodrama, reflecting both the scary, stupid extremes of rock and its fearless, indomitable spirit.  From his early days fronting The Stooges through his surprising reincarnation as a solo artist in the late ’70s, to his ongoing search for fulfillment up to the present day, Iggy has maintained the blend of restless intellect and animal hunger that gives his music its raw vitality.”

Nowhere is Iggy Pop’s hard-hitting hybrid of head and heart reflected more strongly on The Idiot, Lust for Life and TV Eye Live, which now sound better than ever in these definitive vinyl editions.

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David Bowie & Trevor Jones’ Iconic ‘Labyrinth’ Soundtrack To Be Remastered And Reissued On Vinyl May 12 Via UMe

David Bowie & Trevor Jones’ iconic ‘Labyrinth’ soundtrack will be remastered and reissued on vinyl on May 12 for the first time since its original 1986 release. (PRNewsfoto/UMe)

LOS ANGELES, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Extending the 30th anniversary celebration of the beloved film, Labyrinth, Jim Henson’s mesmerizing and enduring fantasy classic, David Bowie and Trevor Jones’ iconic soundtrack will be remastered and reissued on vinyl on May 12 for the first time since its original 1986 release. Long out of print, the album, which was remastered at Capitol Studios, will be available on high quality 120gm black vinyl and include the faithfully replicated original jacket and artwork, including the original EMI America logo and the printed inner sleeve featuring photos of Bowie from the film. Pre-order Labyrinth here: https://UMe.lnk.to/LabyrinthLP

Praised by film critics and moviegoers alike for its astonishing imagery and distinct characters, Labyrinth has been celebrated for being wildly ahead of its time. Directed by Jim Henson and executive produced by George Lucas, the film, which stars David Bowie as Jareth, The Goblin King, is full of memorable creatures brought to life by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™, working closely with acclaimed artist and conceptual designer Brian Froud.

In a 1986 interview with Movieline, Bowie recalled his first meeting with Henson to discuss the film: “Jim Henson set up a meeting with me while I was doing my 1983 tour in the States, and he outlined the basic concept for Labyrinth and showed me some of Brian Froud’s artwork. I’d always wanted to be involved in the music-writing aspect of a movie that would appeal to children of all ages, as well as everyone else, and I must say that Jim gave me a completely free hand with it. The script itself was terribly amusing without being vicious or spiteful or bloody, and it also had a lot more heart than many other special effects movies. So I was pretty well hooked from the beginning.”

Described by The Atlantic as “101 minutes of Bowie rock opera and Hensonian spectacle,” Labyrinth was the second major soundtrack that Bowie worked on, falling between his 16th and 17th studio albums, Tonight and Never Let Me Down. He wrote and recorded five original songs for the film, including “Underground,” “As The World Falls Down” and “Magic Dance” with its famous oft-repeated opening: “You remind me of the babe/What babe? The babe with the power/What power? The power of voodoo/Who do? You do/Do what? Remind me of the babe.” All songs were performed by Bowie except “Chilly Down” which was sung by Charles Augins, Richard Bodkin, Kevin Clash, and Danny John-Jules, the actors who voiced the ‘Firey’ creatures in the film. In the aforementioned interview with Movieline around the film and soundtrack’s release, Bowie revealed an obstacle he encountered while recording. “With ‘Dance Magic’ – the song for Jareth and the baby, sung by them and the goblins in the castle throne room – I had problems,” Bowie explained. “The baby I used in the recording studios couldn’t, or wouldn’t, put more than two gurgles together, so I ended up doing the baby-gurgle chorus myself! It’s an up-tempo song, and visually exciting.”

The 12-track soundtrack is rounded out with Trevor Jones’ memorable score. The synth-based instrumentals, described by All Music Guide as “synthesizers blended cautiously into orchestral ensembles to provide a suitably ethereal tone,” represent pivotal moments from the film and include “Into the Labyrinth,” “Sarah” “Hallucination,” “The Goblin Battle,” “Thirteen O’Clock” and “Home at Last.” Jones and Henson previously worked together on the live action fantasy classic, “The Dark Crystal.”

Labyrinth celebrated its 30th anniversary last year and the film and soundtrack have only grown in popularity since its release on June 27, 1986. Last year, a newly restored 4K version of the movie was released back in theaters with a limited engagement theatrical run in the United States giving fans the opportunity to see it back on the big screen. On September 20th, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released the film on Blu-ray, next-generation 4K Ultra HD™, and as a multi-format 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition complete with unique “mirrorbox” packaging that included a mini replica of the film’s climactic and iconic final scene. All versions include a host of all-new bonus content and a gorgeous 24-page Digibook filled with rare photos and a look behind the scenes.

LABYRINTH OST TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
1. Opening Titles Including Underground
2. Into The Labyrinth
3. Magic Dance
4. Sarah
5. Chilly Down
6. Hallucination

SIDE 2
1. As The World Falls Down
2. The Goblin Battle
3. Within You
4. Thirteen O’Clock
5. Home At Last
6. Underground

 

 

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TBird’s Radio Network Receives It’s 2nd “Prestigious Peer Selection Recognition Award” in 2017!

Once again, TBird’s Radio Network has received the “Prestigious Peer Selection Recognition Award“, an honor bestowed upon us from The Stardome Digital/StreamLicensing Team.

This is our 2nd “Prestigious Peer Selection Recognition Award” of 2017, and what an honor it is! We’re committed and focused on maintaining our stations reputation for streaming great music and news with limited interruptions throughout each and every broadcast day! Our team would like to humbly thank “The Stardome Digital/StreamLicensing Team”, for recognizing and honoring us with this award. – Timothy Glore, General Manager of TBird’s Radio Network

The Stardome Digital/StreamLicensing Team has recognized and selected our station (from over a thousand stations in their directory) as a “Featured Station” in the Oldies genre.

“We Take Pride in the selection of Featured Stations, and you should as well as it is a great accomplishment and it stands as proof of your hard work and dedication to this craft and is recognized by your industry peers.” – The Stardome Digital/StreamLicensing Team.

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