Eric Clapton to Release New Album ‘Old Sock’

After a successful Crossroads Guitar Festival tour, Eric Clapton, who celebrates his 50th anniversary in the industry this year, will release his 21st studio album Old Sock, as a followup to his 2010 release, and a world tour.

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Old Sock features two new original compositions Every Little Thing and Gotta Get Over. Produced by Clapton, Doyle Bramhall II, Justin Stanley and Simon Climie, the album is a collection of old classics that span from Leadbelly to J.J. Cale; Peter Tosh to George Gershwin; Hank Snow to Gary Moore and Taj Mahal, so this album are mostly pure covers, featuring musicians who collaborated for this album that include Steve Gadd on drums, Willie Weeks on bass and Chris Stainton on keyboards and surprise guest musicians like JJ Cale, Chaka Khan, Steve Winwood, Paul McCartney and Jim Keltner.

It will be released on March 12 by Polydor Records under his Bushbranch label.

TRACK LISTING:

1. Further On Down The Road
2. Angel
3. The Folks Who Live On The Hill
4. Gotta Get Over
5. Till Your Well Runs Dry
6. All Of Me
7. Born To Lose
8. Still Got The Blues
9. Goodnight Irene
10. Your One and Only Man
11. Every Little Thing
12. Our Love Is Here To Stay

Bob Dylan’s New Album ‘Tempest’


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Bob Dylan’s latest album entitled ‘Tempest’ is one of the best albums released so far for this year. This is his 35th studio release and arrives in his 50th year of his recording career. Dylan’s music here takes you back to his early influences that include blues, American and British style of folk and 1950’s rock n’ roll with lyrics that depict history and tragedy.

In this 10-song album, Dylan, a great lyricist/poet/wordplay as he is, is back on top of his game. It’s his most cohesive record he’s created in years and those who are into his old-style tunes will definitely like this one. The songs are about family, relationship, society, and change for a new day. There’s also a tribute to John Lennon entitled Roll On, John which is the last track.

Musicians who performed in the album include guitarists Charlie Sexton and Stu Kimball, bassist Tony Garnier, drummer George G. Receli and string player Donnie Herron. David Hidalgo of Los Lobos also appeared on the album.

Here is Duquesne Whistle, the first cut from ‘Tempest’, which has a mix of Hawaiian and country feel. It opens with a pedal steel that reminisce the good ol’ times of yesteryear.

Carly Rae Jepsen Released New Single ‘This Kiss’


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Canadian pop star Carly Rae Jepsen has a new sweet song called This Kiss from her forthcoming album, ‘Kiss’. She has chosen that track as the official next single after Call Me Maybe.

Her new song will be released on September 18th.

Jepsen has been riding high with the success of Call Me Maybe. It has sold more than 9.1 million singles worldwide, reached the No. 1 spot in more than 37 countries, and spent a record-breaking nine weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100. Her music video has more than 200 million YouTube views. It also earned her and her songwriter a 2012 MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best New Artist.

Listen to Carly Rae’s new song:

Ellie Goulding’s Sophomore Album Releases its First Single


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English singer Ellie Goulding just released a music video of Anything Could Happen, her first single from her upcoming second album ‘Halcyon’.

“I suppose it’s one of those songs where I sort of talk about bits of my childhood, but also about my friendship with this person, and I suppose it’s a song of realization. I’m hoping it will make people go out and propose to their girlfriends or go on that holiday they never ended up doing. I hope it will provoke positivity, as opposed to make people really sad.” Ellie said.

“I wanted there to be a surreal aspect but also something very emotional and touching. The idea that so much can change in a single instant scare me and I like confronting my fears.”

Her album is available in stores in UK on October 8th and October 9th in US.

Watch the video here:

Robbie Williams Set to Release New Album ‘Take the Crown’


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Robbie Williams’ new album entitled Take the Crown is his ninth solo album which is set for release on November 5.

About his forthcoming release, Robbie said, “After the Take That reunion–a businessman’s holiday, a break from my career which re-energized me in many, many way—I wanted to come back with a massive solo album. My main priority was to write what I consider, and hopefully what the world would consider, to be hits. I am very excited”.

In his album, the tracklist includes:

  • Be A Boy
  • Gospel
  • Candy
  • Different
  • S**t On The Radio
  • All That I Want
  • Hunting For You
  • Into The Silence
  • Hey Wow
  • Yeah Yeah
  • Not Like The Others’
    Losers’ (feat. Lissie)

The super edition includes two extra tracks: Reverse and Eight Letters, as well as behind-the-scenes videos. It is currently available to preorder at Robbie’s official website.

R.E.M. to Release 25th Anniversary of Document

R.E.M. may have been out of the circuit but the band, teaming up with Capitol/I.R.S., has announced a release of their 25th anniversary edition of their 1987 ground-breaking hit album Document.

The new 2-CD set include new liner notes by journalist David Daley, a lift-top box package with postcards, remastered version of the original album, a previously unreleased complete live recording of their September 1987 show in Utrecht, Holland during Work tour. A remastered 180-gram vinyl will also be released.

Document was R.E.M.’s first platinum album that featured Top 10 hit “The One I Love” and “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine).” It was produced by the band and co-produced by Scott Litt.

Guitarist Peter Buck told Rolling Stone in 1987, “There are a few things on this album that could do well at Top 40 radio. But then I can’t imagine it happening, knowing us. So I don’t know if I have any commercial expectations for this one at all. I assume it will sell some, somebody’s got to buy it.”

Disc 1 (remastered original album)

Finest Worksong
Welcome To The Occupation
Exhuming McCarthy
Disturbance At The Heron House
Strange
It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
The One I Love
Fireplace
Lightnin’ Hopkins
King Of Birds
Oddfellows Local 151

Disc 2 (recorded live in Utrecht, Holland ‘ September 14, 1987)

Finest Worksong
These Days
Lightnin’ Hopkins
Welcome To The Occupation
Driver 8
Feeling Gravitys Pull
I Believe
The One I Love
Exhuming McCarthy
Wolves, Lower
Fall On Me
Just A Touch
Oddfellows Local 151
Little America
It’s the End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Begin The Begin
Disturbance At The Heron House
Moral Kiosk
Life And How To Live It
So. Central Rain

New Lynyrd Skynyrd Collection Southern Surroundings Coming to Walmart

Rock and Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd has released Southern Surroundings, a three-disc CD/DVD collection of classic hits last August 7, 2012. The latest set will hit exclusively on Walmart shelves.

The deluxe compilation includes 14 of the band’s greatest hits such as Sweet Home Alabama, Free Bird, Saturday Night Special, and That Smell, plus performances originally broadcasted from BBC’s Old Grey Whistle Test last November 11, 1975. It also includes a 10-song DVD audio disc filled with classic tunes newly mixed with 5.1 Surround Sound by Grammy-winning producer Elliot Scheiner.

The band, which started 35 years ago in Jacksonville, FL., took more than a decade for them to reform after a tragic plane crash accident in 1977 that killed band members including Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines. Forming the current lineup, the Southern Rock group is led by core members guitarist Gary Rossington, vocalist Johnny Van Zant, and guitarist Rickey Medlock who are joined by bassist Johnny Colt, originally from The Black Crowes, guitarist Mark “Sparky” Matejka, drummer Michael Cartellone, keyboardist Peter Keys and the Honkettes, backing vocalists Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase.