Feb 24 2007

UPDATE: “Glitter in the Gutter” von Jesse Malin

Jesse Malin - Glitter in the Gutter

Bruce Springsteen wird auf dem neuen Jesse Malin Album “Glitter in the Gutter” mit dem Song “Broken Radio” zu hören sein:

Jesse Malin
Glitter in the Gutter

NYC’s finest returns with guest appearances from Bruce Springsteen, Josh Homme, Ryan Adams and Jakob Dylan!

One Little Indian / RTD
VÖ: 02.03.2007

Glitter in the Gutter is the new album from NYC’s Jesse Malin, an artist who has transcended tags like “singer/songwriter” for something different and largely indefinable.

Penned “a fearless storyteller”

(music critic Nigel Williamson), after releasing two critically acclaimed albums The Fine Art of Self Destruction and The Heat, Jesse has established himself as a career musician who writes songs that connect on so many levels that above all, he’s a healer. The songs on Glitter in the Gutter have kept the intimate slice of life and detail of his previous records but also work on a larger palate. Jesse writes locally but thinks globally and makes his songs identifiable so that they can connect with people in every part of the world.

On this new album, he writes about hope, struggles and smiles; about finding ways “to keep on keeping on.” Through his characters, like the woman who searches for salvation across the car radio dials in his song “Broken Radio”, or the kid hiding his face in the cereal box in “Modern World”, Malin points out “the little things that keep us laughing.” Malin is able to convey happiness and sadness in the same note. This happens throughout Glitter in the Gutter. He explains that Glitter in the Gutter is “just a record about people and the things we do to stay alive.”

The available time and iconography surrounding Glitter in the Gutter allowed Jesse to make the album he’s only hinted at with previous releases. “I’ve never made a record outside of New York my whole life—not even above 14th Street—so it was a different experience to be locked away in California,” he explains about the experience of recording the album in Los Angeles. “Right before we came out to [to California] I lost my apartment in New York, so I threw everything in storage in Queens and packed my life in a suitcase. So, yeah, this album had a lot of transient fugitive properties.”

Whether it was that type of personal impermanence or the uncertainty of our country’s future, Glitter in the Gutter is a wide musical spectrum. This album is an up-tempo, raw modern pop record that feels like a celebration of life as well as a rally to arms from the minute it begins with the anthemic opener “Don’t Let The Take You Down”. Glitter contains some work from guests of fellow musicians that Jesse has met on the road over the last 3 years, such as Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, who plays his signature guitar riffs on “Tomorrow Tonight” and Chris Shifflet of the Foo Fighters, whose iron fisted rhythms appear on “Prisoners of Paradise”. Jakob Dylan adds sweet sad harmonies on “Black Haired Girl” and there is a piano fueled duet with Bruce Springsteen titled “Broken Radio” that includes the sonic jubilee of Ryan Adams on electric guitar. There are also some other very special moments with Ryan (producer of Malin’s debut The Fine Art of Self Destruction, old pal and sometimes partner in crime) like his Latina guitar and back-ups vocals on the album closer “Aftermath”, and his blistering rock on “Modern World” and “Little Star”. Jesse remarks, “to me it’s all about songs, whether written by Elton John or Wilco or The Bad Brains”.

Jesse finds comfort in the transient life of living out of a suitcase and being under the hot stage lights sweating with the crowd. A Queens born NY native who now resides downtown Manhattan, he grew up touring in punk bands (DGeneration and Heart Attack). He will spend most of the year touring with his new rock band The Heat. Jesse feels that “being in a rock band is like being in a gang. Music should make you want to run through the streets with your pals, or make you want to fall in love or raise a glass.”

Of the live experience, he believes “it is equally, if not more important to the connection, especially in these days of enhanced home entertainment computerized myspace.com addictions. How else can you get people out of their houses today?” he quips. When he performs, it’s about interaction through participation. He gives his fans something to celebrate. When he sits down on the floor among the crowd in mid-song, everyone follows.

“We were born in flames, maiden names, suburban homes, make your bones Bite your lip, take the fifth, know your rights, it’s your life now Don’t let them take you down….it’s a beautiful day.”

Quelle:
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Bornholmer str.4
10439 berlin

Jesse Malin & Bruce Springsteen

Bisherige Jesse Malin Veröffentlichungen:
169 – EP – (2000)
The Fine Art of Self Destruction – (2002)
The Wendy EP – EP – (2003)
Messed Up Here Tonight – Live – (2003)
The Heat – (2004)

Ferner steuerte Jesse Malin “Hungry Heart” auf dem “Light of Day: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen” Album bei.

Homepage des Künstlers: http://www.jessemalin.com

Die CD kann schon jetzt bei Amazon.de vorbestellt werden. Mehr Infos hier.

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Feb 19 2007

Spielt Bruce im Juni in Venedig?

Breaking News

VENICEWORD.COM meldet gerade folgendes:

latest news from venice italy

First seen on the web on VeniceWord.com

Sting, Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen, and maybe Andrea Bocelli.
These are the stars that in June could be in St. Mark’s Square for two very special concerts for “Emergency”, an humanitarian association directed by Gino Strada.
The days are already fixed: Friday June 29th and Saturday June 30th. But the cast of the shows isn’t completed. Lots of rumours about two others events: Sir Elton John that could play in St. Mark’s Square in June and Maestro Ennio Morricone that will be in front of the Basilica on September 10.
No tickets are available at the Moment but soon we’ll inform you about this marvellous Venetian Summer.

Quelle: http://www.veniceword.com

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Feb 19 2007

Neue CD “All We Love Ennio Morricone”

Morricone

Am 23. Februar 2007 erscheint in Deutschland eine Sammlung bekannter Ennio Morricone Filmmelodien. Auf der CD “We All Love Ennio Morricone” findet man 17 Klassiker, die von bekannten Pop-, Rock- und Jazzmusikern eingespielt wurden. Unter anderem steuert Bruce Springsteen “Once Upon a Time in the West” bei.

Tracklist:
01. I Knew I Loved You – Celine Dion
02. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Q. Jones / H. Hancock
03. Once Upon a Time in the West – Bruce Springsteen
04. Conradiana – Andrea Bocelli
05. The Ecstasy of Gold – Metallica
06. Malèna – Yo-Yo Ma
07. Come Sail Away – Renée Fleming
08. Gabriel’s Oboe – Ennio Morricone
09. Conmigo – Daniela Mercury featuring Eumir Deodato
10. La Luz Prodigiosa – Dulce Pontes
11. Love Affair – Chris Botti
12. Je Changerais d’Avis – Vanessa and The O’s
13. Lost Boys Calling – Roger Waters
14. The Tropical Variation – Ennio Morricone
15. Could Heaven – Denyce Graves
16. Addio Monti – Taro Hakase
17. Cinema Paradiso – Ennio Morricone

Die offizielle Pressemittelung von Sony:
Sony Classical will release We All Love Ennio Morricone – an all-star tribute album celebrating the music of the revered Italian composer Ennio Morricone, performed by some of the greatest names from the worlds of contemporary pop, rock, jazz, and classical music.

Weitere Infos:
Ennio Morricone hat viele der besten und ergreifendsten Film-Soundtracks aller Zeiten komponiert. Fünf Mal wurde er für einen Oscar nominiert, jetzt aber wird er am 25. Februar 2006 diese höchste aller Auszeichnungen für sein Lebenswerk erhalten, und niemand Geringers als Robert de Niro und Clint Eastwood werden ihm die begehrte Oscarstatue während der live in alle Welt übertragenen Award-Zeremonie in Los Angeles überreichen. Als Höhepunkt der Preisverleihung wird Celine Dion für Morricone die Weltpremiere von “I Knew I Loved You” singen, begleitet von dem Quincy Jones Orchester. Dieser Song basiert auf dem berühmten “Deborah’s Theme”, einer unvergesslichen Morricone-Melodie aus dem Sergio Leone Film “Es war einmal in America/Once Upon a Time in America”. Auf “We All Love Ennio Morricone” sind die berühmten, großen, bewegenden Melodien von Morricone in neuen Aufnahmen mit einer einzigartigen Star-Riege an Künstler zu hören. Morricone selbst hat zu jedem Titel neue Intros und Outros komponiert, um harmonische Übergänge zu schaffen. “We all love Ennio Morricone” ist eine einzigartige Hommage großer Künstler an einen Mann, der so viele bewegende Melodien zu großartigen Filmen schuf.

Die CD kann schon jetzt bei Amazon.de vorbestellt werden. Dort findet man auch erste Hörproben.

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Feb 12 2007

UPDATE: Grammys 2006

GRammy

Gestern Abend fand im Rahmen einer grossen Gala im Staples Center von Los Angeles die 49. Grammy Verleihung statt. Bruce Springsteen war zweimal nominiert und wurde zweimal ausgezeichnet.

Category 67:
Best Traditional Folk Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

We Shall Overcome — The Seeger Sessions
Bruce Springsteen
[Columbia]

Categorie 108:
Best Long Form Music Video
(For video album packages consisting of more than one song or track. Award to the Artist and to the Video Director/Producer of at least 51% of the total playing time.)

Wings For Wheels: The Making Of Born To Run
Bruce Springsteen
Thom Zimny, video director; Thom Zimny, video producer
[Columbia]

Eine Liste aller Grammygewinner findet man hier.

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Jan 31 2007

Bruce Springsteen macht Urlaub

Bruce Springsteen wurde laut einer Zeitungsmeldung am Wochenende auf der Karibikinsel St. Barth gesichtet.

Tom Hanks might be the biggest movie star in the world, but when Bruce Springsteen is around, there is only one Boss.
The random duo was spotted on a speedboat in St. Bart’s over the weekend, where Tom was vacationing with his wife, Rita Wilson.
The pair’s last collaboration was quite successful: Hanks and Springsteen both won Oscars for their work on 1993’s “Philadelphia.” They should get together more often.
Quelle

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