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March 2016

Westpoint " Face To The Sea"


Preservation records is proud to present the exclusive remastered CD album of 'Face To The Sea' with extensice booklet with the full story and never seen pictures. Never before released on CD.

Tracklist: Faced To The Sea (Oyvind Lied & Alix Wangberg), Fire (Oyvind Lied & K. Maelumsaether), Joanie (Oyvind Lied & Alix Wangberg), My Dream (Oyvind Lied),  Number One (Erland Hansen & Alix Vangberg),  A Love Like This (Oyvind Lied),  Give Me A Chance (Oyvind Lied),  Ordinary Man (Oyvind Lied & Alix Wangberg) ,  Come On And Sing (Oyvind Lied)

Produced by George Keller,  Recorded at Viking Studio, Oksendal, Norway Engineered by Age Fossum Additional Recordings & Mixdown at Scanax Sound Studios, Oslo Engineered by Alf Christian Hvidsteen

Musicians : Oyvind Lied : Keyboards, Vocals & Background vocals on "Fire" Leif Digernes : Vocals Erland Hansen : Guitars Martin Foldal : Bass Jarle Maloy : Drums Additional musicians : Jon Eberson : Guitar Solo on "Number One" George Keller : Piano Solo on "Joanie", Guitars on "Number One", Background vocals on "My Dream", Percussion & Special Effects Kari Gjaerum : Background vocals on "My Dream" Alix Wangberg : Vocal Solo on "A Love Like This"

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Hear Restless Heart's Shimmering Tribute to Glen Campbell


 In the mid-Eighties and early Nineties, Nashville-based band Restless Heart did what one of the artists they most admired — superstar musician Glen Campbell — had accomplished two decades earlier. Establishing a presence on the country charts, Restless Heart also had pop crossover hits with their 1986 release "I'll Still Be Loving You," and the 1992 Top Fifteen smash "When She Cries."

Although singer Larry Stewart had left the group by the time of the latter single, he rejoined the band's four original four members and in 2002, the quintet released their Still Restless LP. In 2013, the Grammy-nominated group celebrated their 30th anniversary.

Now, as the visionary band looks ahead, they celebrate Leap Day with the February 29th digital release of their first new music since 2013, a cover of Campbell's 1969 pop-country classic "Wichita Lineman," penned by Jimmy Webb. It's an idea whose seed had actually been planted by Campbell himself on a Mississippi riverboat in the shadow of the St. Louis Arch, when Restless Heart shared a stage with the guitar legend in the mid-Eighties, as both acts appeared on an Independence Day TV special for producer Dick Clark.

"We had some time to relax on the boat before our performances," the group's Dave Innis, who also produced the track, tells Rolling Stone Country. "Glen was telling stories and at one point he said, 'You guys should cut a Jimmy Webb song'." (Webb also penned other huge Campbell hits, including "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" and "Galveston").

After Innis related that story to co-producer Harry Smith during a recording session, the idea took hold. Although it features the group's trademark shimmering harmonies, the tune beautifully pays homage to Campbell's original, which was first produced and arranged by pianist Al DeLory and cut with musicians (including Glen himself) who made up the group of crack studio session players in Los Angeles known as the Wrecking Crew.

"This is one of our finest collaborations as a band," says Innis. "Each one of us put our own personal touch on this track, vocally and musically. Since all of the Restless Heart guys are such big admirers of Glen, it’s nice that we finally took his suggestion 30 years later and cut a Jimmy Webb song!" Along with the new single, the group has several tour dates on the books throughout March, with shows consisting of many of their more than two dozen hits, such as "Wheels," "The Bluest Eyes in Texas," and "A Tender Lie."

Listen to the song here!

Steve Lukather "Session Works"


This compilation includes tracks carefully selected from ones featuring Steve Lukather. Supervised by Steve Lukather himself. Includes his comments on tracks. Cover artwork uses photo(s) shot at rehearsal in their first tour in Japan in 1980 (subject to change). Features Blu-spec CD2 format. Comes with a description.

Tracklist: BACK ON THE ROAD / Earth.Wind & Fire, BREAKDOWN DEAD AHEAD / Boz Scaggs, YOU NEED SOME LOVIN' / Eric Carmen, AI NO CORRIDA / Quincy Jones, I WANT YOU / The Brothers Johnson, HERO WITH A 1.000 EYES / Steve Lukather, HOLD ME 'TIL THE MORNIN' COMES / Paul Anka, FOREVER (ALBUM VERSION) / Kenny Loggins, PARADISE / Sarah Dash, A CLUE / Boz Scaggs, LADY IN THE DARK (ALBUM VERSION) / Valerie Carter, 12 LOVIN' AND LOSIN' YOU / Dwayne ford, ALONE / I-Ten, TWIST THE KNIFE / Steve Lukather, TAKE ME TO YOUR HEAVEN / Wilson Brothers, WHATEVER HAPPENED / Dane Donohue, PLEASE STAY TUNED (ALBUM VERSION) / Chet Atkins

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Rick Springfield "Rocket Science"


For all his accomplishments as an actor, a best-selling author and the subject of multiple documentaries, Rick Springfield’s first love has always been music, since the first time he picked up a guitar at the age of 12 in his native Australia. That passion for writing and performing songs, as well as playing guitar, comes through loud and clear on his new album, “Rocket Science”.

“Rocket Science” features classic Springfield compositions like the crowd pumping “Light This Party Up”, the sensitive ballad “Let Me In”, the anthemic “All Hands On Deck,” the blues infused rocker “Miss Mayhem”, on which he collaborated with indie artist Tad Kubler of the band The Hold Steady. Rick also wrote “Down” —in the middle of an ice storm on a stranded tour bus—with Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus.

Springfield says “Rocket Science is my 18th studio album. It swears a bit and doesn’t respect authority but it does look after its invalid mother. It has some of the country elements I love but as much as I understand we should all be sucking up to Nashville, it's still a wide ranging pop/rock record. I hope u dig it!”

The new album, a pop/country blend fused with Springfield’s signature songwriting and performance style, features much of Springfield’s touring band joined by some guest players, and was mixed by veteran Justin Niebank, providing the album its tight feel. Other featured players include iconic guitarist and longtime Springfield collaborator Tim Pierce, plus longtime songwriting partner, Elton John bass player Matt Bissonette.

With 25 million albums sold, 17 U.S. top-40 hits, including “Don’t Talk to Strangers”, “An Affair of the Heart”, “I've Done Everything for You”, “Love Somebody”, and “Human Touch”, as well as a 1981 Grammy® Best Male Rock Vocal win for his No. 1 single hit “Jessie’s Girl” behind him, Springfield has more to say with his latest new release, “Rocket Science”.

Still playing nearly 100 live shows a year, Springfield’s bond with his audience is the subject of the recent documentary An Affair of the Heart, winning special jury awards at both the Nashville and Florida Film Festivals. He also recently wrote and recorded a new song with Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters / Nirvana) as well as being a featured guest in Grohl’s documentary about “Sound City,” the fabled San Fernando Valley recording studio.

His 2010 autobiography, “Late, Late at Night…: A Memoir”, for Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone imprint, entered The New York Times best-seller list at No. 13, hitting the Los Angeles Times and Publishers Weekly lists as well, with Rolling Stone recently naming it one of the Top 25 rock autobiographies of all time.Also, within the past year, Springfield played opposite Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep in Jonathan Demme’s “Ricki & The Flash”, plus a multi episode arc in the HBO series “True Detective”.

With “Rocket Science”, Rick Springfield continues to do what he does best—applying his sardonic view to life as we live it today, offering a ray of hope in the midst of all the turmoil.

After all, its life, not rocket science.