Re-release of Paul McCartney & Wings’ groundbreaking 1976 live album Wings over America containing bonus material out May 28th on Hear Music/Concord Music Group
· DVD release of the live concert film ‘Rockshow’ documenting the band’s epic Wings over the World tour across America (June 11th)
· Theatrical release of ‘Rockshow’ and an exclusive VIP premiere screening – featuring an introduction by Paul – at BAFTA (May 15th)
This Spring will see another chapter unfold in the life of Wings, the band formed by Paul McCartney after the break-up of The Beatles – and one of the most successful bands the UK has ever produced.
Wings over America
First, the historic live album, which documented the band’s triumphant 1976 tour across North America, will be reissued in a range of formats. Fans and hardcore devotees alike will be especially thrilled with the stunning four-book, four-disc (3CD, 1DVD) Deluxe Edition Box Set. The box set’s superior audio and video include the two-disc Wings over America album remastered at Abbey Road, a bonus audio disc recorded live at San Francisco’s Cow Palace, a bonus DVD containing the rarely seen 75-minute television special Wings over the World and the photo gallery montage entitled ‘Photographer’s Pass’. Moreover, the Deluxe Edition Box Set contains four exquisitely rendered art books packaged with an incredible array of exclusive memorabilia, souvenirs, mementos, keepsakes and never-before-seen photos and art work from this historic tour. The spectacular 110-page commemorative tour book beautifully recounts the behind-the-scenes drama through dozens of live performances and backstage photos along with new interviews and liner notes from eminent music journalist David Fricke. The Wings over America leatherette-bound ‘Tour Itinerary’ contains extravagant memorabilia including printed 8X10 glossy band photos, a backstage guest pass, facsimiles of the invitation to the infamous end-of-tour party at the Harold Lloyd Estate in Beverly Hills along with Wings over America concert tickets, original album art work, tour posters, set lists, lyrics, press materials and much more. ‘Look’, the box set’s warm and intimate book of Linda McCartney photography features Paul and the band in their everyday life as they made their way across the country in the spring of ’76. Lastly, the set contains ‘The Ocean View’ an extraordinary hardbound compendium of drawings and sketches by artist Humphrey Ocean that captures the band on tour in relaxed and revealing ways. A striking artistic achievement in and of itself, the audacious Wings over America Deluxe Edition Box Set is a must have for any McCartney enthusiast.
Rockshow DVD Release
And for the first time a DVD will be released by Eagle Rock of the live concert film Rockshow which was shot in 1975 and 1976 when Paul McCartney & Wings undertook the epic Wings over the World tour–the largest-scale tour they would ever undertake as a band. Packed with all the classic Wings hits – plus some of Paul’s solo and Beatles classics – the film is released on both DVD and Blu-ray formats. Although filmed on this tour at the enormous Kingdome in Seattle, Rockshow, originally an edited version of the concert, was not premiered until November 1980 in New York and April 1981 in London. It was originally released on Betamax (later on laserdisc) but it’s only now that the complete full-length concert is being made available fully restored from the original 35mm film and with restored & remastered sound, including a 5.1 mix for the first time.
Rockshow Theatrical Release
And then third, but by no means least, Eagle Rock has partnered with distributors Specticast who are releasing the film theatrically worldwide for a ‘one night only’ event’ on May 15th (see here for more details: http://rockshowonscreen.com/) – meaning the film will be shown in more than 500 theaters across the world! The theatrical release features an exclusive introduction with Paul McCartney, but there will also be an exclusive VIP premiere screening of Rockshow, with Paul in attendance and introducing the film, at BAFTA on 15 May 2013.
For Wings Across America Paul brought with him one the most sophisticated and dazzling rock shows of the mid-Seventies (a time when nobody worried about extravagance or expense) and the band would eventually perform to more than 600,000 people at 31 shows in the US and Canada, ending with three mind-bending nights at The Forum in Los Angeles. It’s no exaggeration to say that the demand that greeted Paul McCartney & Wings (Linda McCartney, Joe English, Denny Laine and Jimmy McCulloch) in the spring of 1976 as they embarked on what would become their one and only North American tour was overwhelming. Having released four consecutive chart busting albums including Red Rose Speedway, Band on the Run, Venus and Mars and Wings at the Speed of Sound – not to mention 1973’s Academy Award-winning James Bond theme “Live and Let Die” – Paul’s solo career was in full flight… and having not performed in the States for 10 years either solo or with The Beatles, excitement had reached fever pitch.
Now Paul gives fans the chance to be able to immerse themselves in a concert that is destined to live forever.
For a Wings over America Sneak Peak via YouTube: http://youtu.be/ttifvxdEJFE
Buy it on Amazon: http://smarturl.it/pmWOAdeluxe
Track Available Everywhere Digital Music Is Sold Beginning May 14
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 7, 2013) – Black River Entertainment, label home to country music star and critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Kellie Pickler, is pleased to announce the release of her eagerly awaited debut single, “Someone Somewhere Tonight.” The song will be delivered to country radio via Play MPE at 11:00 a.m. CDT on Friday May 10. “Someone Somewhere Tonight” will be available everywhere digital music is sold, beginning May 14.
“It is such an honor to bring this new Kellie Pickler music to country radio,” shared Black River Entertainment’s Vice President of Promotion, Bill Macky. “This is the vocal performance of her career and she gives this song such an emotional punch! I can’t wait for listeners to hear this hit.”
Written by Walt Wilkins and Davis Raines, “Someone Somewhere Tonight” is a song about the human spirit as well as the power of love and redemption.
“‘Somewhere Someone Tonight’ is such a special song,” shared Kellie in a “behind the song” video interview. “Honestly, it is my favorite song I’ve ever cut and released to country radio. It’s so real, and it’s so true, and it means something! I think people need to hear it.”
Currently a front-runner on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, Kellie will once again collaborate on a forthcoming album with famed producers Frank Liddell (Miranda Lambert, Eli Young Band) and Luke Wooten (Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley) while competing on the show.
Dancing With The Stars airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. EDT/ 7 CDT and Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EDT / 8 CDT.
Please visit www.kelliepickler.com for more information and follow Pickler on Twitter (@kelliepickler) and facebook.com/KelliePickler.
ABOUT BLACK RIVER ENTERTAINMENT:
Black River Entertainment is based in Nashville, TN and is the home to country music entertainers Craig Morgan, Kellie Pickler, Glen Templeton and The John King Band. The company also operates the recently renovated Ronnie’s Place and Sound Stage recording studios, Black River Records, Black River Publishing and Black River Management. For more information about Black River Entertainment, please visit www.blackriverent.com.
April 2013 (New York, NY) √ HENRY BLAK, a NYC based band lead by supermodel and female vocalist NICOLE TRUNFIO and producer/actor Carlos Velazquez have released their first self-titled EP earlier this month via AOL. And their first video was exclusively premiered via VIBE.com April 18th, which was shot by Hunter Barnes (Butthole Surfers) on Super 8 film. Henry Blak was unofficially formed during Fashion Week 2011, when Nicole and Carlos performed two songs for the A-list crowd at Milk Studios, for which they received an electric and visceral response. So! on they were fielding offers to perform in Paris and London Fashion Weeks. Inspired by the reception, the duo got to work writing and recording music for their debut EP.
Nicole and Carlos teamed up with Producer Josh Werner (Wu-Tang Clan, Coco Rosie), who textured the music with a gritty, electronic touch and perfected their sound. Once in the studio, the band ultimately expanded into a five-piece outfit with dreamy electric lead guitar riffs provided by Eric Parisi and pulsating beats courtesy of drummer Loren Humphrey (Guards). The result is a dynamic electronic indie rock band layered with dreamy psychedelic breakdowns and beautiful vocal melodies. The sound is evocative of the melodic simplicity of the Pixies, the electronic undertones of The Kills, and the attitude of The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s.
About NICOLE TRUNFIO:
Music has always been a strong passion of Australian supermodel Nicole Trunfio. She began her modeling career after winning the Australian version of the TV series ‘Search For A Supermodel’, where she went on to win second place in the international version. She made her US television debut when she was chosen to replace Niki Taylor to host Bravo’s hit show ‘Make Me A Supermodel’ alongside Tyson Beckford. Nicole is currently represented by IMG Models in NYC, Paris, Milan and Sydney, NEXT in London and ICONIC in Germany, so when she isn’t busy being photographed or walking the runways around the world, she spends every second of her time and passion working on Henry Blak.
Nicole has modeled for international designers including Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Christian Dior, Gucci, Vendi, Missoni, Roberto Cavalli, Vivienne Westwood, Valentino, Victoria’s Secret. She has appeared in campaigns for Karl Lagerdelf, D&G, Lacoste, Sisley, Anne Taylor, Guess and BCBG Max Azria. Featured in magazine editorials for Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, W Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Allure, Cosmopolitan working with renowned photographers including Patrick Demarchelier, Peter Lindbergh, Russell James and Steven Klein. Covers include include US Ocean Drive, Vogue Australia (three times), Elle German (twice), Harper’s Bazaar Australia, Harper’s Bazaar Singapore, Harper’s Bazaar Malaysia, Madison Australia (Stating her as one of Australia’s Hottest Supermodels), SCENE, Sunday Life Australia (twice).
CHRYSTA BELL COMES TO LA AND SF THIS MAY
Hypnotic and Haunting Singer’s Upcoming Performances Are Presented by
David Lynch, Who Produced Bell’s 11-Song Debut This Train
Tickets on Sale Now for the May 9 Show at Bimbos in San Francisco
and the May 12 Show sponsored by 89.9 KCRW at the
Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES — (April 18, 2013) — Sultry chanteuse Chrysta Bell will perform in San Francisco and Los Angeles at concerts presented by David Lynch this May. She begins on Thursday, May 9 at Bimbos 365 Club (1025 Columbus Ave, San Francisco) and then lands Sunday, May 12 in Los Angeles in a show sponsored by 89.9 KCRW at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles). “The first time I saw her perform, I thought she was like an alien. The most beautiful alien ever,” Lynch says. Tickets for Bimbos ($18 in advance, $20, day of show) are available through their website: http://tinyurl.com/cx6d23j and tickets for the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (Admission is $25) are available through their website: http://tinyurl.com/cdwsfh2 (Please note David Lynch will not be in attendance for the San Francisco event but has provided an introduction and selected background visuals for both Chrysta Bell shows.)
Dior premiered Chrysta Bell’s “Real Love” in their recent commercial for the perfume Hypnotic Poison. Watch it here: http://tinyurl.com/amuwp8s Chrysta Bell also secured a fashion spread and feature in Italian Vogue’s February 2013 issue shot by renowned high-fashion photographer Emma Summerton as well as a stunning new music video for “Friday Night Fly” directed by Trevor Undi, shot exclusively for V Magazine.com. Watch it here: http://tinyurl.com/c8swgg7
A longtime collaborator with Bell, Lynch first began working with the San Francisco-based singer-songwriter in 2000. The legendary filmmaker’s surreal epic Inland Empire, saw the use of the duo’s song “Polish Poem,” a classically Lynchian ballad, spotlighted in the film’s closing moments.
Building on their powerful chemistry, the pair reunited for Bell’s debut, This Train. Released on La Rose Noire, the 11-song album was produced and written by Lynch. Evocative of Lynch’s film and television productions — as well as his recent solo debut Crazy Clown Time — the album’s dark and airy musical soundscapes conjure a dramatic atmosphere that allows Bell’s breathy inflections and soulful melodies to truly take flight. Lynch adds: “Chrysta Bell is not only a killer performer, she also has a great intuitive ability to catch a mood and find a melody that’s really spectacular.”
Bell certainly fits Lynch’s vision of the femme fatale archetype, projecting an on-stage persona that references Julie London, Rita Hayworth and Isabella Rossellini. “She was born to sing and be on stage,” Lynch says of Bell. A recent London performance earned Bell comparisons to Portishead and Massive Attack from the Web site, theupcoming.co.uk, which added that: “Bell’s on-stage persona propels her to another level entirely.”
Indeed, her fiery, multimedia performances around the world have forged true believers in London, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Montreal and Austin, Texas, which is not far from her hometown San Antonio. Raised there by her mother, a professional vocalist, and her stepfather, who owned a local recording studio, Bell was singing jingles by the time she was 11 and doing musical theater at 13. She first caught Lynch’s attention years later when she was the lead vocalist of RCA Victor’s gypsy swing act 8 ½ Souvenirs.
Release Date: April 16, 2013
Blind Melon’s self-titled 1992 debut album, Blind Melon, featuring the now-iconic “bee girl” on its cover, has been remastered for the first time and expanded with the band’s previously unreleased “Sippin’ Time Sessions” EP for release on CD and digitally by Capitol/UMe on April 16. Creation of the new edition has been overseen by band members Brad Smith and Christopher Thorn. On April 20, a 180-gram gatefold 2LP vinyl edition of the remastered Blind Melon album and “Sippin’ Time Sessions” EP will be available exclusively at Record Store Day-participating retailers.
Blind Melon’s lead single, “No Rain,” became a phenomenon when coupled with the brilliant music video that launched a thousand “bee girl” Halloween costumes. The song broke the fledgling band into major stardom as a No. 1 chart smash on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock singles charts, and it went Top 5 on the Top 40 Mainstream singles chart. The album’s second single, “Tones Of Home,” was a Top 10 Mainstream Rock hit. Blind Melon peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Heatseekers chart.
The band’s first professional studio recordings, cut at Sound City Studios in 1991, comprise the previously unreleased, five-song “Sippin’ Time Sessions” EP: “Dear Ol’ Dad,” “Soul One,” “Tones Of Home,” “Seed To A Tree,” and “Mother.” Included in all of the new edition’s configurations, the EP’s tracks have been newly remixed by Brad Smith and Christopher Thorn.
“When I pulled up the tracks, I was immediately taken back to the feeling of walking into a big studio for the first time,” says Brad Smith. “Everyone seemed to be on fire, especially Shannon. It was super refreshing to hear full takes without overdubs! 2″ tape, 24 tracks and dudes in a room with mics… amazing! David Briggs took us to Sound City because he had worked there with Neil Young and really liked the Neve board that was in there. Listening back to the tapes, I realize he made the perfect choice for us. We are lucky to have these recordings!”
“I am very excited that these recordings are finally being heard,” says Christopher Thorn. “As I was mixing the tracks I realized just how lucky we were to record at the legendary Sound City Studios with John Hanlon as our engineer and David Briggs as our producer. They taught us so much about how to capture our sound on tape. David was in the tracking room with us, conducting and dancing along with us. I felt so inspired by him. It is one of my favorite memories during this session. This was a magical time for our band and I am very excited that our fans will finally get to hear and feel just how pumped we were to be making our first recordings. Hearing Shannon’s voice on these recordings gave me chills and reminded me why I still miss him every day.”
Blind Melon’s founding members, Shannon Hoon (vocals), Rogers Stevens (guitar), Christopher Thorn (guitar), Brad Smith (bass), and Glen Graham (drums), each hailing from small towns in Mississippi, Indiana and Pennsylvania, first crossed paths in the late 1980s as young Los Angeles transplants, all seeking like-minded musical collaborators somewhere outside the city’s tangle of metal band hair. They came together to form Blind Melon and signed with Capitol Records in 1991; their self-titled debut was released the following year.
Blind Melon’s second album, Soup, was released in 1995. After a concert in Houston on October 20, 1995, Hoon died at the age of 28. Without Shannon Hoon, Blind Melon’s remaining members decided it would be best to end the band, and they went on to pursue their own interests. The band would go into hiatus for the next 12 years.
Over the years, it was clear that there was still an unmistakable demand for the band. It was around 2007 that Smith and Thorn were asked to produce a few tracks for Texas-based singer/songwriter, Travis Warren – who also happened to be a diehard Blind Melon fan. Working with Warren on his demo, Smith jokingly said to Thorn that Warren “could sing Blind Melon songs in his sleep.” The idea was born. The four remaining members – who hadn’t been in the same room in years – came together to be reacquainted with each other, and to meet with Warren. Soon after, it had become apparent that they had finally located Blind Melon’s new singer. With Stevens and Graham reclaiming their original positions, Blind Melon was back.
Setting up shop at Wishbone Studios, the reformed band spent most of 2007 writing and recording. But before issuing a new album, the group decided to introduce their newest member via a highly successful and completely sold out club tour in late 2007. If the strong response from fans at these shows is any indication, the group’s upcoming shows and forthcoming new music will continue to spread the word even further. The band has since performed all over the globe and plans on continuing to write, record and play into 2013, celebrating their 20 years of dedication to their music and to keeping Shannon`s memory alive.
Blind Melon: Blind Melon [CD; digital; 2LP]
1. Soak The Sin
2. Tones Of Home
3. I Wonder
4. Paper Scratcher
5. Dear Ol’ Dad
7. No Rain
9. Sleepy house
10. Holy Man
11. Seed To A Tree
“Sippin’ Time Sessions” EP
14. Dear Ol’ Dad
15. Soul One
16. Tones Of Home
17. Seed To A Tree
“American Idol® Live!” Tour Kicks Off This Summer
In a brand-new AMERICAN IDOL® element introduced earlier this month, IDOL™ and AT&T teamed up to send an 11th Idol™ on the “American Idol® Live!” Tour this summer. Last week, Aubrey Cleland and Charlie Askew, the sixth runner-up girl and guy finalists, performed in a sing-off during Thursday’s results show. After millions of online submissions were tallied from www.americanidol.com and the AMERICAN IDOL® app, it was revealed last night that Aubrey Cleland was the winner of the AT&T “American Idol® Live!” Tour Fan Save and will join the Top 10 Finalists when the official Tour begins this summer. The “American Idol® Live!” Tour is an opportunity for fans to see the Season 12 IDOL™ Finalists in concert! For more from AT&T and IDOL™, join us at http://soc.att.com/IDOLandATT and www.americanidol.com.
Tune in tonight (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) to the LIVE results show to find out which Top Nine finalist is sent home. In addition, Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez and R&B recording artist Ne-Yo will perform Sanchez’s new single, “Tonight,” and Season 10 Top Six Finalist Casey Abrams will perform the Beatles classic, “I Saw Her Standing There.”
AMERICAN IDOL® is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and FremantleMedia North America. The series is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, CEO, XIX Entertainment. Cecile Frot-Coutaz, FremantleMedia, Trish Kinane, FremantleMedia North America; Ken Warwick, FremantleMedia North America; and Nigel Lythgoe, CEO, Nigel Lythgoe Productions also serve as executive producers.
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Recording Available Nationwide in May 2013
Music & Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Opens On Broadway At The Al Hirschfeld Theatre On Thursday, April 4, 2013
(March 8, New York, NY) MASTERWORKS BROADWAY proudly announces the signing of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Kinky Boots. Produced by Cyndi Lauper, William Wittman and Stephen Oremus, the album will be recorded on March 14, 15 and 25 in anticipation of a May 2013 release. Visit MasterworksBroadway.com for more information as it develops.
In Kinky Boots, Charlie Price (Tony® Award nominee Stark Sands) has suddenly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola (Billy Porter). A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… and discovers that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.
Inspired by a true story and based on the Miramax motion picture written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, Kinky Boots, features a warm and witty book by four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage, Torch Song Trilogy, Newsies) and a richly diverse musical score from Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper, in her stunning theatrical debut. The production is directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, La Cage, Broadway Bares).
Tony® Award nominee Stark Sands and Billy Porter lead a cast of thirty-two that also includes Annaleigh Ashford, Celina Carvajal, Daniel Sherman, Marcus Neville, Paul Canaan, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Kyle Taylor Parker, Kyle Post, Charlie Sutton, Joey Taranto, Andy Kelso, Tory Ross, Jennifer Perry, Adinah Alexander, Eric Anderson, Eugene Barry-Hill, Stephen Berger, Caroline Bowman, Cole Bullock, Sandra DeNise, Jonah Halperin, Eric Leviton, Ellyn Marie Marsh, John Jeffrey Martin, Marquise Neal, Nathan Peck, Robert Pendilla, Lucia Spina, Sebastian Hedges Thomas and Timothy Ware.
The design team for Kinky Boots includes Tony® Award nominee David Rockwell (Scenic Design), Tony Award-winner Gregg Barnes (Costume Design), Tony Award-winner Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design), Drama Desk Award nominee John Shivers (Sound Design), Josh Marquette (Hair Design), Randy Houston Mercer (Make-up Design), Telsey + Company (Casting), with Musical Supervision, Arrangements and Orchestrations by Tony and Grammy Award-winner Stephen Oremus (The Book of Mormon; Wicked).
Kinky Boots began preview performances on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street) on Sunday, March 3, 2013, with an official opening night set for Thursday, April 4, 2013.
Kinky Boots is produced on Broadway by Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, Independent Presenters Network, CJ E&M, Jayne Baron Sherman, Just for Laughs Theatricals/Judith Ann Abrams, Yasuhiro Kawana, Jane Bergere, Allan S. Gordon & Adam S. Gordon, Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Lucy and Phil Suarez, Bryan Bantry, Ron Fierstein and Dorsey Regal, Jim Kierstead/Gregory Rae, BB Group/Christina Papagjika, Michael DeSantis/Patrick Baugh, Brian Smith/Tom and Connie Walsh, Warren Trepp, and Jujamcyn Theaters.
Masterworks Broadway is a label of Sony Masterworks. For more information on the musical, please visit www.kinkybootsthemusical.com.
This Week’s Featured Song, “Stronger Than Me,” and the “Nashville” SoundtrackAvailable on iTunes and ABC Music Lounge!
See the full video here: http://www.eonline.com/news/387191/rihanna-s-stay-music-video-premiere-watch-now
Rihanna is stripping it all off for “Stay,” the latest single off her album Unapologetic. And we just exclusively premiered the music video for the track on E! News.
By stripping down, we mean both emotionally and literally: It’s bath time with Ri-Ri, people.
“The video was really, really simple. I pretty much stayed put in a bathtub,” she told Ryan Seacrest yesterday on the Grammys red carpet. And she wasn’t lying. The moody clip features the bathing pop star completely naked (very Britney Spears-in-”Everytime,” if you will) while dueting with Nashville singer Mikky Ekko.
Rihanna promised us an “emotional,” “personal” and “powerful” video and we certainly think she delivered.
So tell us, after you watch the video a gajillion times, what’d you think?!
Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings announce the release of She’s Got A Way: Love Songs, a new collection of 18 essential love songs drawn from three decades of recordings by music legend and composer/singer songwriter, Billy Joel. This collection comes just in time for Valentine’s Day.
She’s Got A Way: Love Songs is a perfect distillation of the artist’s expressions of love and romance over the course of his life and career. The album brings together some of Billy’s finest and most heartfelt performances, iconic hits playing alongside under-appreciated deep catalog selections.
She’s Got A Way: Love Songs are the love songs, ballads and sentimental favorites comprising a dream Billy Joel playlist for old and new romantics alike, bringing new context to classics like “Just the Way You Are,” “Honesty” and “She’s Always a Woman” while rediscovering forgotten masterpieces like “Travelin’ Prayer” (the b-side of the “Piano Man” single), Billy’s version of “Shameless” (a #1 country smash for Garth Brooks), and the haunting instrumental “Nocturne” (from 1971′s Cold Spring Harbor).
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She’s Got A Way: Love Songs – track listing
Travelin’ Prayer (single from Piano Man – 1973 – #77 pop single)
The Night Is Still Young (single from Greatest Hits – Volume I and II – 1985 – #34 Hot 100)
This Is The Time (single from The Bridge – 1986 – #18 Hot 100, #1 AC)
She’s Got A Way (Live) (single from Songs in the Attic – 1981 – #23 Hot 100, #4 AC)
Temptation (track from The Bridge – 1986)
Nocturne (track from Cold Spring Harbor – 1971)
Until The Night (from 52nd Street – 1978)
She’s Right On Time (from The Nylon Curtain – 1982)
You’re My Home (b-side of single from Piano Man – 1973)
Just The Way You Are (single from The Stranger – 1977 – #3 Hot 100 – Grammy Record of the Year and Song of the Year)
She’s Always A Woman (single from The Stranger – 1977 – #17 Hot 100, #2 AC)
State Of Grace (from Storm Front – 1989)
Honesty (single from 52nd Street – 1978 – #24 Hot 100)
This Night (b-side of single from An Innocent Man – 1984)
Shameless (from Storm Front – 1989 – #1 country song for Garth Brooks)
An Innocent Man (single from An Innocent Man – 1983 – #10 Hot 100, #1 AC)
All About Soul (Remix) (single from River of Dreams – 1993 – #29 Hot 100)
And So It Goes (single from Storm Front – 1989 – #37 Hot 100)
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Having sold more than 150 million records over the course of a career spanning more than four decades, Billy Joel is one of the most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in the world. Since signing his first solo recording contract in 1971, he’s achieved 33 Top 40 hits, every one of them self-penned. The American pianist, singer-songwriter, and composer is a six-time Grammy Award winner (with 23 Grammy nominations overall) and in 1990, was presented with the Grammy Legend Award. Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992, Joel was presented with the Johnny MercerAward, the organization’s highest honor, in 2001. In 1999 he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and has received the Recording Industry Association of America Diamond Award, presented for albums that have sold over 10 million copies.
For his accomplishments as a musician and as a humanitarian, Billy Joel was honored as the 2002 MusiCares Person Of The Year by the MusiCares Foundation and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.
On September 20, 2004, Billy Joel received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, adding another milestone to his extraordinary career.
“Movin’ Out,” a Broadway musical based on Joel’s music choreographed and directed by Twyla Tharp, was nominated for 10 Tony Awards and took home two including Best Orchestrations–Billy’s first Tony Award win–and Best Choreography.
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1991 – Grammy Legend Award
1980 – Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male (“Glass Houses”)
1979 – Album Of The Year (“52nd Street”)
1979 – Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male (“52nd Street”)
1978 – Record Of The Year (“Just The Way You Are” – single)
1978 – Song Of The Year (“Just The Way You Are” – single)