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THE ROLLING STONES' "A Bigger Bang: Live On Copacabana Beach" out on mulitiple formats!


THE ROLLING STONES A BIGGER BANG LIVE ON COPACABANA BEACH REMIXED, RE-EDITED, REMASTERED SHOW AVAILABLE IN FULL FOR THE FIRST TIME ~GLOBAL RELEASE DATE: JULY 9, 2021~ ~Record Store Day Drops 10” Picture Disc Release Date: June 12, 2021~ WATCH THE TRAILER HERE PRE-ORDER HERE NEW YORK, NY (May 7, 2021)--One of the biggest free concerts in history, The Rolling Stones’ legendary performance at the famed Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on February 8, 2006 was a historic event… a critical moment in Rock ‘n’ Roll history. Now, The Rolling Stones and Mercury Studios will proudly release for the first time this complete concert film remixed, re-edited, and remastered. The Rolling Stones -- A Bigger Bang: Live On Copacabana Beach will be available on July 9, 2021 on multiple formats, including DVD+2CD, SD BD+2CD, 2DVD+2CD Deluxe, 3LP (pressed on blue, yellow, and green vinyl), 3LP pressed on clear vinyl (exclusive to Sound Of Vinyl) & digital. Additionally, Mercury Studios will release an early taste of this set with a 5-song digital EP - out May 28. This will include “Sympathy For The Devil”, “Wild Horses”, “You Got Me Rocking”, “Happy”, and “Rough Justice”. All the songs are from the Copacabana Beach show, with the exception of “Rough Justice”, which is from the 2005 Salt Lake City concert video available in the Deluxe Edition. Finally, Mercury Studios will present The Rolling Stones: Rain Fall Down (Live on Copacabana Beach) / Rough Justice (Live In Salt Lake City) -- a limited edition 10” picture disc to be released as part of the first Record Store Day Drops on June 12. For a list of participating stores, visit https://recordstoreday.com/Stores. Right from the film’s opening moments, when The Rolling Stones emerge on their own purpose built bridge leading from the Copacabana Palace Hotel, there’s an electric energy that courses through the air, ricocheting between the band and the 1.5 million people in attendance. Aerial shots convey the sprawling enormity of the crowd, watching not only from the beach, but from boats moored at the water’s edge. As Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and Charlie Watts fire on all pistons from one track to the next, the crowd continues to meet their energy in furious fervor, waving Brazilian and British flags while rocking out in the tropical evening sunset. It was truly a highlight of this tour, which supported the band’s 2005 album Bigger Bang. Four songs that were not in the original 2007 DVD release The Biggest Bang are featured for the first time on A Bigger Bang: “Tumbling Dice”, “Oh No, Not You Again”, “This Place Is Empty”, and “Sympathy For The Devil”. This concert brilliantly showcases this impactful two-hour set, which runs the gamut of The Rolling Stones’ career: “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)”, “Brown Sugar”, “Start Me Up”, and “Satisfaction” and “Wild Horses” swerve between then-new tracks “Rain Fall Down”, “This Place Is Empty”, and “Rough Justice” from Bigger Bang. The setlist also boasts a cover of Ray Charles’ “Night Time Is The Right Time”. “Not that we're unused to playing some of the biggest shows in the world, but I must say Rio did take the cake,” said Keith Richards. “‘It was amazing,” states Mick Jagger. “It was a really good audience. They know how to enjoy themselves on those occasions.” The Deluxe 2DVD+2CD edition is packaged in a 12 X 12 40-page book, with the Copacabana concert on DVD and 2CD, along with an exclusive bonus DVD including a November 2005 concert in Salt Lake City, UT, also from the Bigger Bang tour. If you’re going to do it, do it up big, and no one does it bigger and better than The Stones! Tracklisting RIO Jumpin’ Jack Flash It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It) You Got Me Rocking Tumbling Dice Oh No, Not You Again Wild Horses Rain Fall Down Midnight Rambler Night Time Is the Right Time This Place Is Empty Happy Miss You Rough Justice Get Off My Cloud Honky Tonk Women Sympathy For The Devil Start Me Up Brown Sugar You Can't Always Get What You Want (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction SALT LAKE CITY (Bonus show – deluxe versions only) Start Me Up You Got Me Rocking She's So Cold Tumbling Dice Rain Fall Down It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (but I Like It) Wild Horses All Down the Line Night Time Is the Right Time Slipping Away Infamy Miss You Rough Justice Get Off of My Cloud Honky Tonk Women Sympathy for the Devil Brown Sugar Jumpin’ Jack Flash You Can't Always Get What You Want (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction About Mercury Studios: Mercury Studios is a multi-faceted music content studio, established to develop, produce, globally distribute and invest in innovative, music-rooted storytelling across a range of media including film, television, podcasting, publishing and live-streamed performance. Mercury Studios creates an open space for experimentation to unleash and amplify both emerging and established artists. Led by CEO Alice Webb and with offices in London and Los Angeles, Mercury Studios harnesses its established relationships with best-in-class talent from music and film, seamlessly bridging the two worlds to create a completely distinctive community of trailblazers driven by original IP, innovation and collaboration. Taking its name from the iconic Mercury Records label, Mercury Studios is built on the foundations of world-leading producer and distributor Eagle Rock Entertainment and powered by Universal Music Group. # # #




RICKY BYRD'S new video "I COME BACK STRONGER" out NOW! Watch here....


Ricky Byrd recently released his new video “I Come Back Stronger”, which can be viewed below. Continuing Byrd’s journey as a recovery troubadour, “ I Come Back Stronger” (co-written with Richie Supa) spreads a message of hope and resilience to those who struggle with addiction and substance abuse. “It’s about the lessons life puts in front of us at every turn,” he says. “Whether we are willing to learn from them is the big question. I believe we can learn way more from our failures than our successes. So in the words of Mr. Sinatra...pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again.”




BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS "The Capitol Session '73" available now on DVD+CD, CD, Colored 2LP, and Digital Formats


TUFF GONG and MERCURY STUDIOS ANNOUNCE GLOBAL RELEASE OF BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS THE CAPITOL SESSION ‘73 RESTORED AND AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME -- OUT ON DVD+CD, CD, COLORED 2LP, AND DIGITAL FORMATS ~SEPTEMBER 3, 2021~ VIEW “STIR IT UP” VIDEO HERE WATCH THE TRAILER ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM PRE-ORDER HERE New York, NY (July 16, 2021) —The scene is Hollywood. October 1973. International reggae pioneers Bob Marley and The Wailers were filmed in a closed door session at The Capitol Records Tower on October 24 by famed producer Denny Cordell, who received the blessing from Marley to capture the band recording 12 songs. Shooting with four cameras and mixing “on the fly” to a colorized tape, this footage, has been painstakingly restored, resulting in an incredible presentation of this unseen live session. On September 3, Tuff Gong and Mercury Studios are proud to present this concert (almost 50 years after it was recorded): Bob Marley And The Wailers: The Capitol Session ‘73 on DVD+CD, standalone CD, 2LP pressed on green marble vinyl, 2LP pressed on Rasta swirl vinyl (red, yellow and green – available exclusively at Sound of Vinyl), and digital formats. A track from the set — “Stir It Up” — is available to view here on Youtube. This session at Capitol Studios represented a unique moment in the band’s career. Filmed 10 years after their formation, Bob Marley and the Wailers already had several established hits through the ska and rocksteady eras. Gaining recognition stateside, including a few shows with Bruce Springsteen at Max’s Kansas City in NYC, they then went on to tour with Sly and the Family Stone, before they had been unceremoniously dumped from the tour. This led to the band (Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Joe Higgs, Aston Barrett, Carlton Barrett, Earl “Wya” Lindo) making their way to Hollywood to do this session. The footage from this session was considered lost until a freelance researcher uncovered a few frames. For over 20 years, archives and storage units from New York and London to San Diego were tracked down and searched to retrieve fragments of the film, until it was fully unearthed, restored, and remastered. Evolving into a politically and socially charged unit after being inspired by the US Civil Rights movement, various African liberation efforts, and Rastafari, which Bob Marley and the Wailers studied from Rasta elders, their music reflected the soul and struggles of the era. Making poignant statements about life, liberty, and social justice, the sentiments are imbued in the songs, which are beautifully brought to life via Bob Marley and The Wailers: The Capitol Session ‘73. About Bob Marley: Bob Marley, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, is notable not only as the man who put reggae on the global map, but, as a statesman in his native Jamaica, he famously brought together the country's warring factions. Today, Bob Marley remains one of the 20th century's most important and influential entertainment icons. Marley's lifestyle and music continue to inspire new generations as his legacy lives on through his music. In the digital era, he has the second-highest social media following of any posthumous celebrity, with the official Bob Marley Facebook page drawing more than 70 million fans, ranking it among the Top 20 of all Facebook pages and Top 10 among celebrity pages. Marley's music catalog has sold millions of albums worldwide. His iconic collection LEGEND holds the distinction of being the longest-charting album in the history of Billboard magazine's Catalog Albums chart and remains the world's best-selling reggae album. Marley's accolades include inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1994) and ASCAP Songwriters Hall of Fame (2010), a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), multiple entries in the GRAMMY® Hall Of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2001). For more information, visit: bobmarley.com and facebook.com/bobmarley. About Mercury Studios: Mercury Studios is a multi-faceted content studio established to develop, produce, globally distribute and invest in innovative, music-rooted storytelling across a range of media including film, television, podcasting, publishing and live-streamed performance. Taking its name from the iconic Mercury Records label, Mercury Studios is powered by Universal Music Group and creates an open space for experimentation to unleash and amplify both emerging and established artists. With offices in London and Los Angeles, Mercury Studios harnesses its established relationships with best-in-class talent from music and film, seamlessly bridging the two worlds to create a completely distinctive community of trailblazers driven by original IP, innovation and collaboration. TRACK LISTING You Can’t Blame the Youth Slave Driver Burnin’ and Lootin’ Rastaman Chant Duppy Conqueror Midnight Raver Put it On Stop that Train Kinky Reggae Stir It Up No More Trouble Get Up Stand Up DVD Bonus tracks: Duppy Conqueror Rastaman Chant # # #




VIDEO: "Stir It Up" from BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS: The Capitol Session '73





NOVEMBER 12 - Mercury Studios to release ERIC CLAPTON "The Lady In The Balcony: Lockdown Sessions" on multiple formats


MERCURY STUDIOS ANNOUNCE GLOBAL RELEASE
Eric Clapton “The Lady In The Balcony: Lockdown Sessions” ~INTIMATE LIVE PERFORMANCE AVAILABLE ON VARIOUS PHYSICAL FORMATS INCLUDING LIMITED EDITION 2LP YELLOW VINYL, DELUXE DVD+BD+CD PHOTOBOOK, DIGITAL VIDEO AND DIGITAL AUDIO~ ~NOVEMBER 12, 2021~ WATCH THE TRAILER HERE PRE-ORDER HERE New York, NY (September 9, 2021) —Eric Clapton returns with a remarkable new release, Eric Clapton “The Lady In The Balcony: Lockdown Sessions” on November 12. Available via Mercury Studios on multiple formats, the 17 songs find Clapton and longtime bandmates Nathan East (Bass and Vocals), Steve Gadd (Drums) and Chris Stainton (Keyboards) performing acoustic renditions of Clapton standards and an assortment of other numbers encompassing blues, country and rarified originals. Overseen by Clapton’s legendary longtime Grammy-winning producer Russ Titelman (James Taylor, George Harrison, Brian Wilson, Randy Newman, Rickie Lee Jones) and recorded live at Cowdray House in West Sussex, England, the performance finds Clapton and company revisiting such timeless classics as “After Midnight,” “Layla,” “Bell Bottom Blues,” “Tears in Heaven,” “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out” and “Key to the Highway.” In addition to revisiting some of Eric’s best-loved selections from his own extensive repertoire, Clapton and crew also offer their own versions of songs that had a profound effect on his career and those of his contemporaries including the Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac tracks “Black Magic Woman” and “Man of the World.”
The project was initiated as the result of the forced cancellation of Eric Clapton’s concerts scheduled for May 2021 at the Royal Albert Hall due to the continued disruption caused by the pandemic. Looking for a viable alternative and hoping to keep his options open, he reconvened with his band to the English countryside and staged a concert in the presence of only the participants themselves while letting the cameras roll. (Clapton’s wife Melia, the sole outside observer inspired the Sessions title.) The mostly acoustic set was envisioned to be like an Eric Clapton Unplugged II, but not quite, as three songs are played with electric guitars. The result became far more than simply a sequence of greatest hits. Rather, it’s one of the most intimate and authentic performances of Clapton’s entire career, an offering flush with real insight into the make-up of his indelible catalogue. After his time with the Yardbirds in 1963, Clapton began a career as a professional musician that has seen numerous bands, an abundance of albums, countless worldwide sold out shows, an impressive array of accolades, unwavering critical acclaim and his consistent display of legendary guitar work. Eric Clapton “The Lady In The Balcony: Lockdown Sessions” will be available on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD, 4K UHD+Blu-ray, 2 LPs pressed on yellow vinyl, and a Deluxe Edition containing the DVD, Blu-ray & CD packaged in a 40 page 12” x 12” hardback photo book, digital video & digital audio. In addition, a CD-only version will be available exclusively at Target. Track Listing: 1. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out 2. Golden Ring 3. Black Magic Woman 4. Man of the World 5. Kerry 6. After Midnight 7. Bell Bottom Blues 8. Key to the Highway 9. River of Tears 10. Rock Me Baby 11. Believe in Life 12. Going Down Slow 13. Layla 14. Tears in Heaven 15. Long Distance Call 16. Bad Boy 17. Got My Mojo Working About Mercury Studios: Mercury Studios is a multi-faceted content studio established to develop, produce, globally distribute and invest in innovative, music-rooted storytelling across a range of media including film, television, podcasting, publishing and live-streamed performance. Taking its name from the iconic Mercury Records label, Mercury Studios is powered by Universal Music Group and creates an open space for experimentation to unleash and amplify both emerging and established artists. With offices in London and Los Angeles, Mercury Studios harnesses its established relationships with best-in-class talent from music and film, seamlessly bridging the two worlds to create a completely distinctive community of trailblazers driven by original IP, innovation and collaboration.




View ERIC CLAPTON "The Lady In The Balcony: Lockdown Sessions" TRAILER here!





View trailer here for THE ROLLING STONES "A Bigger Bang: Live On Copacabana Beach"





VIDEO: "Brown Sugar" from THE ROLLING STONES "A Bigger Bang: Live On Copacabana Beach"






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