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Warren Haynes "Live At Bonnaroo"


On June 15 2003, Warren Haynes performed solo acoustic in front of tens of thousands of people at the Bonnaroo Music Festival. Alone onstage, he captivated the crowd with a mix of both his original songs such as "Beautifully Broken", "Soulshine" & "Patchwork Quilt" and well-chosen covers such as "Lucky" (Radiohead), "Stella Blue" (Grateful Dead) and "Wasted Time" (The Eagles). "Live at Bonnaroo" contains Warren's complete set from that magical day in Tennessee and is available on pre-order right now throught with as special gift, an exclusive Warren Haynes Key Chain, not available in stores!

Henry Mancini "Ultimate Mancini"


I really recommanded to you "Ultimate Mancini" with Stevie Wonder, Take 6, Kenny Rankin, Michael Lang, Plas Johnson, George Doering, Dan Higgins, Monica Mancini, and others. Listen the "westcoastish" duet between Monica Mancini and Kenny Rankin on "Peter Gunn Suite : Dreamsville", with gorgeous horn arrangements. On the booklet you can see these following words by Donald Fagen : Henry Mancini composed the soundtrack for my adolescence. Ultimate Mancini collects some of his most gorgeous pieces, newly recorded and lovingly produced. All bow before the High Priest of Hollywood Cool.
This Cd is out since March 04 on Concord Records, it's produced by Gregg Field, engineered and mixed by Al Schmitt

Here is the set list :
1.   The Pink Panther Theme {from The Pink...  performed by Patrick Williams / Plas Johnson
2.   Charade {from Charade}  performed by Patrick Williams
3.   Two for the Road {from Two for the Road}  performed by Patrick Williams
4.   Moon River {from Breakfast at Tiffany's}  performed by Patrick Williams / Stevie Wonder / Take 6
5.   Moment to Moment {from Moment to Moment}  performed by Patrick Williams
6.   Days of Wine and Roses {from Days of Wine...  performed by Patrick Williams
7.   Peter Gunn Suite: Peter Gunn Theme {from...  performed by Patrick Williams / Tom Scott
8.   Peter Gunn Suite: Dreamsville {from Peter...  performed by Patrick Williams / Kenny Rankin
9.   Dear Heart {from Dear Heart}  performed by Patrick Williams
10.   The Thorn Birds Theme {from The Thorn...  performed by Patrick Williams
11.   Anywhere My Heart Goes (Meggie's Theme)...  performed by Patrick Williams
12.   Mr. Lucky {from Mr. Lucky}  performed by Patrick Williams / Joey DeFrancesco
13.   Whistling Away the Dark {from Darling...  performed by Patrick Williams
14.   Movie Medley: Life in a Looking Glass...  performed by Patrick Williams
15.   Movie Medley: Crazy World {from Victor...  performed by Patrick Williams
16.   Movie Medley: It's Easy to Say {from 10}  performed by Patrick Williams
17.   Music on the Way {from The Molly McGuires}  performed by Patrick Williams

Susanna Hoffs has written a script for a film

According to Defamer blog:
"Bangles singer Susanna Hoffs has recently sold a script to Revolution Studios (albeit with two writing partners). "Her Exorcism For Dummies" is about a slacker who pretends to be an exorcist, but then discovers he actually has "the gift" and has to undo the damage he unleashes on the world. No director is attached yet, but does Hoffs' husband, Austin Powers director Jay Roach, love her enough to get involved with this, ahem, sterling logline?"

Brian Wilson Smile album to be released on September and a new album in June: Gettin' In Over My Head

Brian Wilson is to release an all new recording of the lost Beach Boys album "Smile". Van Dyke Parks (lyricist), who collaborated on the original "Smile" sessions in 1966 and 1967, listened together to the 37-year-old tapes in last november.
An all-new studio recording of "Smile" will be available by Nonesuch Records in The States on September 27. The CD will be produced by Brian Wilson and will feature the ten-member band that has supported him on tour over the past five years, and will also feature The Stockholm Strings and Horns.
The ex-Beach Boy is currently working on the new version of the record at the Sunset Sound studio in Los Angeles.

In addition to "Smile," Wilson is releasing his first solo studio album in over six years, "Gettin' In Over My Head" (street date: 6/22) which features guest appearances by Eric Clapton, Elton John, Paul McCartney and his late brother Carl Wilson. He intends to perform music from both albums this summer on a UK and European tour and will embark on a U.S. tour in the fall.

Set list for this new album:

Produced and Arranged by Brian Wilson
(Total Time 53:39)

1. How Could We Still Be Dancin' - Brian Wilson and Elton John (4:47)
(B. Wilson/J. Thomas)

2. Soul Searchin' - Brian Wilson and Carl Wilson (4:12)
(B. Wilson/A. Paley)

3. You've Touched Me (3:25)
(B. Wilson/S. Kalinich)

4. Gettin' In Over My Head (4:31)
(B. Wilson/A. Paley)

5. City Blues - Brian Wilson and Eric Clapton (4:24)
(B. Wilson)

6. Desert Drive (3:37)
(B. Wilson/A. Paley)

7. A Friend Like You - Brian Wilson & Paul McCartney (3:42)
(B. Wilson/S. Kalinich)

8. Make A Wish (3:52)
(B. Wilson)

9. Rainbow Eyes (4:08)
(B. Wilson)

10. Saturday Morning In The City (2:58)
(B. Wilson/A. Paley)

11. Fairy Tale (5:31)
(B. Wilson/D. Foster)

12. Don't Let Her Know She's An Angel (4:22)
(B. Wilson)

13. The Waltz (4:10)
(B. Wilson/V. Parks)

Special Guest Performances by:
Eric Clapton: guitar, "City Blues"
Elton John: lead vocal & acoustic piano, "How Could We Still Be Dancin'"
Paul McCartney: vocal & acoustic guitar, "A Friend Like You"
Carl Wilson: lead vocal, "Soul Searchin'"

Brian Wilson: lead and background vocals*, piano, keyboards
Eddie Bayers: drums
Scott Bennett: keyboards, vibes, percussion, bass, guitar
Amy Farris: viola, violin
Jeffrey Foskett: guitar
Probyn Gregory: guitar, French horn, trumpet, keyboards, trombone
Jim Hines: percussion
Susan Jenson: violin
Peter Kent: violin
Greg Leisz: guitar
Bob Lizik: bass
Paul Mertens: saxophones, flutes, harmonica, clarinet
Andy Paley: percussion
Michael Rhodes: bass
Carol Robbins: harp
Darian Sahanaja: piano, keyboards, vibes, percussion
Rudolph Stein: cello
Todd Sucherman: drums, percussion
Joe Thomas: keyboards
Nick Walusko: guitar

*Additional background vocals on "Desert Drive" performed by Scott Bennett, Jeffrey Foskett, Andy Paley and Darian Sahanaja.

Recorded & Mixed by MARK LINETT AT YOUR PLACE OR MINE RECORDING, Glendale, California
Assistant Engineers: Mike Gatzios, Margaret Gwynne except: "Desert Drive" Recorded by Mark Linett at Oceanway Studios, "A Friend Like You" mixed by Mrk Linett at Sunset Sound. Eric Clapton's guitar on "City Blues" recorded by Alan Douglas at Olympic Studios, London, England

Huey Lewis and Phil Vassar duet

On his re-release album "American Child", country music singer, Phil Vassar chosed to add 2 tracks, included a duo with Huey Lewis on a remake of the classic "Workin' for a living".
The recording has been nominated by the Academy of Country Music for "Vocal Event of the Year" and an Award show will be broadcast on CBS television network on May 26th.