By the time you read this I, barring a last minute disaster, I will be on my way in the company of my better half to Birmingham to see Paul Weller at the LG Arena.
Thought it would be a good time to post this, if you’re watching thanks for the anonymous tip off and download link whoever you are, the full FLAC download including interview segments of this performance can be downloaded here along with the artwork – I’ve stripped out the tracks only and present them as 192 bit-rate mp3’s, if you hearing isn’t scarred by having the volume turned up to loud for too long get the FLAC files for quality.
Next week sees the arrival of Find the Torch, Burn the Plans a tasty audio-visual combo featuring the Julien Temple film Find The Torch, Burn The Plans alongside a concert filmed at London’s Royal Albert Hall in May, in addition there’s a CD with 12 songs from the Royal Albert Hall show plus six tracks from Weller’s In Concert performance at the BBC Theatre show including collaborations with Richard Hawley and Lauren Pritchard (see here for the unofficial bootleg versions), all together in an hardback book style with some previously unseen photos of and of course copious sleeve notes.
Great set of Kinks songs (and a solo track) from a performance by Ray Davies, backed by the Dessoff Chamber Choir at the Town Hall in New York City in November of last year, Ray’s band for the evening was Bill Shanley – Guitars, Dick Nolan – Bass, Damon Wilson – Drums, Ian Gibbons – Keyboards, the choirmaster was David Temple.
The photos in the post are part of a brilliant set taken at the concert – you can view and buy prints here
Peppered with classic tracks and a great selection from The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society, which by the way is available a Limited Edition (500) Double LP from Reflex.
This is a great Mountain Stage performance from by Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit (Jimbo Hart on bass, Derry deBorja on keyboards, Chad Gamble on drums and Browan Lollar on slide guitar), the band performed five tracks from last years wonderful self titled album, which has never being far from my turntable since it’s release.
The good news is the the man himself is back in the studio cooking up another set of songs at FAME – can’t wait.
There was a great show on Radio 4 recently , some interesting facts and a brief history of “Bootlegs”, a great listen for anyone who’s love of music verges on the obsessive.
“Writer and broadcaster David Hepworth charts the story of secret recordings, artist out-takes and demo tapes that make up the world of bootleg recordings, from Bob Dylan’s Great White Wonder in 1969 to the file sharing internet sites of the 21st century, via the Beatles, the Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Sex Pistols and Led Zeppelin.David also talks to contemporary artists including Ryan Adams who have come to embrace the bootleggers, and hears from bootleggers of the 1960s and 70s who pitted their wits against security guards, the Feds and the record companies to get their unofficial releases out to the public”