WOW Hits 2013 is a two-disc compilation album composed of some of the biggest hits on Christian radio in 2012. This disc features 33 songs (39 on the deluxe edition). It has sold 282,000 copies as of May 2013.
CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL 2013 is available on two Blu-ray discs or as two DVDs. Both versions feature nearly five hours of music across 45 tracks, plus conversations with the artists and other behind-the-scenes footage from this all-star concert. For the first time ever, audio highlights from the festival have been released as a 2-CD set featuring 32 tracks. The audio is also available digitally from iTunes and Amazon.
On April 1st, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release The Candlelight Concerts - Live At Montreux 2013 from QUEEN legend BRIAN MAY and West End and Broadway sensation KERRY ELLIS as a DVD + CD set, Blu-ray + CD and digital formats.
Brian May and Kerry Ellis are on tour in the UK in February, followed by dates in Russia, Latvia and Belarus in March. The Candlelight Concerts - Live At Montreux 2013 proves beyond a doubt this pairing of talents is a match made in musical heaven.
"1976 was a great year for re-iteration of the Flying Burrito Brothers having the opportunity to travel throughout the USA celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the founding of the United States. Though Gram Parsons wasn't around anymore, Chris Hillman embarked on a solo career, and Chris Ethridge had just departed this band, we had some great guys that just happened to be real familiar with the 'Burrito' mentality. It all came together quite spectacularly! To begin, Gib Guilbeau was my life-long pal and Cajun guy par excellence. Gene Parsons, formerly of the Byrds, was he drummer from hell who lifted the excitement to the limit (and picked a great banjo and string bender guitar. What can I say about Joel Scott Hill? A rebel? A reverent fanatic? A soulful and emotional artist? ALL of the above! Then there is Skip Battin, who just joined the band whom everyone loved and called friend who provided very original bass and vocal support. All these cuts are genuine items from a live performance at New York City's legendary "Bottom Line" club with all the warts AND magical moments. No fix ups and no apologies. Just real music and true enthusiasm. This was the way it was when he hit the road in 1976!"- "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow, 2001
Charles Bernstein suggested this title. It immediately struck me as perfect for the piece. By his own admission, Charles is obsessively drawn to the "wrong" version of a homophone. In response to my query about the tail/ tale business, he clarifies: "The sense of tales of breath is there, irrevocably. For our work, it's a call to attentiveness, slight shifts of spelling creating other meanings. But also trails of breath that one leaves if you could make the breath, say of the singer, visually manifest itself like smoke rings from a cigarette. For some reason I also think of dragon tails in ancient Chinese paintings . . . or angel tails." (personal communication, July 9, 2013) For me, the title conjures yet another image, of wispy echoes of sound left in the wake of the shakuhachi music. 2b1af7f3a8