Macy Gray’s Reinterpretation Of Stevie Wonder’s “TALKING BOOK” Out Today!

October 30th, 2012

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Macy Gray’s upcoming new album, a “re-imagining” of the classic Stevie Wonder album “Talking Book,” had its digital release on Sunday, October 28th –the 40th anniversary of the iconic recording – and is available now.  With the help of producer Hal Willner (Lou Reed, Metallica), Macy lends her distinctive sound to the multi-platinum album that spawned 7 Top 10 singles including the smash hits  ”Sunshine Of My Life” and  ”Superstition”‘; landed at #3 on the Top Albums Chart and won three Grammys: Best Male Pop Vocal, R&B Performance and R&B Song. Macy is confirmed to perform “Tuesday Heartbreak” from “Talking Book” on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Wednesday, October 31st.  ”Talking Book” is available today on 429 Records/Fontana North.

Since her dazzling debut introduced this singular talent to the masses, Macy has forged an uncompromising musical path beholden to her own vision and garnering accolades at every juncture.  With “Talking Book,” Macy continues to explore the cover album concept by choosing an album that was hugely influential to her while growing up. Macy’s “birthday present” to Wonder, it’s a deeply felt and sincere homage to a masterful project by a truly legendary performer.

Talking Book track listing:

You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Maybe Your Baby
You And I (We Can Conquer The World)
Tuesday Heartbreak
You’ve Got it Bad Girl
Superstition
Big Brother
Blame it On The Sun
Looking For Another Pure Love
I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)

via PRNewswire


Brian Eno: New solo album ‘LUX’ forthcoming – a 75-minute composition

October 24th, 2012

LUX is Brian Eno’s first solo album on Warp Records and his first solo album since 2005’s Another Day On Earth. It finds him expanding upon the types of themes and sonic textures that were present on such classic albums as Music For Films, Music For Airports and Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks. Eno sees it as a continuation of his ‘Music for Thinking’ project that includes Discreet Music (1975) and Neroli (1993). LUX is one of Eno’s most ambitious works to date; it is a 75-minute composition in twelve sections that evolved from a work currently housed in the Great Gallery of the Palace of Venaria in Turin, Italy. The album is Eno’s third for Warp, following two collaborative albums Small Craft on a Milk Sea (with Jon Hopkins and Leo Abrahams) and Drums Between The Bells (with Rick Holland). LUX is released on November 12 2012 (13 in N. America) on CD and Download, and December 10 2012 (11 in N. America) on LP on Warp Records Pre-order.

Warp Records Article: http://warp.net/records/brian-eno/new-album-lux-announced/


The New York Times: If You Like Stevie Wonder…

October 23rd, 2012

By: Val Haller

October 23, 2012

According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, soul is “music that arose out of the black experience in America through the transmutation of gospel and rhythm & blues into a form of funky, secular testifying.” Soul conjures up images of Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Smokey Robinson, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Ray Charles, Luther Vandross and (my favorite) Stevie Wonder — the Top 10 R&B/Soul singers by Rolling Stone magazine readers. Today I’m throwing a curve ball at the R&B stereotype. Read on to meet Allen Stone, a “Goldilocks” blond-haired, blue-eyed soul singer whose gospel roots and passionate vocal delivery have earned him a spot in this exclusive R&B talent club.

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Major Lazer “Get Free” feat. Dirty Projectors’ Amber Coffman

October 23rd, 2012

Major Lazer‘s sophomore LP “Free the Universe” is due out on February 19th, 2013, but for now check out the first single and accompanying video, directed by SoMe. The Get Free LP featuring the single plus remixes by Andy C and Bonde do Role is already available here!