The Latest

Upcoming Releases:

Metallica: …And Justice For All (Remastered) (Blackened Recordings) – November 2nd
The Good, The Bad, & The Queen: Merrie Land (Studio 13) – November 16th


BEASTIE BOYS BOOK TOPS NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS LIST

 

“a compendium of anecdotes, recipes, impish riffs and shaggy-dog stories and a heartfelt elegy to a much-missed friend… this scrapbook will help to consolidate a sprawling and complicated legacy.”—THE NEW YORK TIMES 

“Wild, moving… resembles a Beastie Boys LP in its wild variety of styles…”—ROLLING STONE

“as Nutty, Irreverent, and Fun as You Think It Would Be…”—VOGUE 

“As freewheeling and funny as their albums… a beautifully messy (and large) talisman containing within it many of the great joys and surprises that come with listening to the Beastie Boys”—THE AV CLUB 

“sincere moments of reflection about their music, their friendship and the guy who taught them to fix radiators, to care about human rights, to own up to mistakes and to grow up.”—NPR MORNING EDITION

Beastie Boys Adam “Adrock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond can now add “bestselling authors” to their long list of bona fides. In the week following its October 30 release, Beastie Boys Book (Spiegel & Grau) has ascended to #1 on The New York Times Best Sellers List—topping both the Nonfiction Print Hardcover and Nonfiction Combined Print & E-Book Best Sellers charts.

Horovitz and Diamond are currently in the midst of the rapturously received Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct event tour. The show features Mike D and Adrock reading from the book and in conversation, with a live score by Mix Master Mike and a staggeringly thorough Beastie Boys exhibit, curated by Beastie Boys & Beyond the Streets with Sonos providing sound, playing a mixtape curated by Adrock and Mike D.

The last currently scheduled Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct dates are November 29th at O2 Forum Kentish Town and November 30th at EartH in London.

Written by Adrock and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more, Beastie Boys Book is a panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys for the first time in the band members’ own words. Horovitz and Diamond offer accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers; their early collaboration with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin; the debut album that became the first hip hop record ever to hit #1, Licensed to Ill—and the messy fallout as the band broke with Def Jam; their move to Los Angeles and rebirth with the genre-defying masterpiece Paul’s Boutique; their evolution as musicians and social activists over the course of the classic albums Check Your Head, Ill Communication, and Hello Nasty and the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits conceived by the late Adam “MCA” Yauch and more.

With a style as distinctive and eclectic as a Beastie Boys album, Beastie Boys Book is so much more than a musicians’ memoir. Alongside Horovitz and Diamond’s personal recollections are an overwhelming assortment of rare photos and original illustrations, a cookbook by chef Roy Choi, a graphic novel, a map of Beastie Boys’ New York, mixtape playlists, and many more surprises.

About the Authors:
Beastie Boys is a trio consisting of Michael “Mike D” Diamond, Adam “Adrock” Horovitz, and the late Adam “MCA” Yauch (1964–2012), formed in 1981 as part of New York’s hardcore punk underground. The group’s first full-length album, Licensed to Ill, was the first rap album to reach #1. With seven multi-platinum albums from 1986 to 2011, including Licensed to Ill, Paul’s Boutique, Check Your Head, Ill Communication, Hello Nasty, To the 5 Boroughs and Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, Beastie Boys are one of the longest-lived hip hop acts worldwide. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, received the MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award in 1998, and have won three Grammy Awards.

For more information, go to www.beastieboysbook.com and http://www.randomhousebooks.com/books/232195/


NASTY LITTLE MAN: BEST OF 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, nasty little man proudly presents you with your heavyweight contenders for the best of 2018:

New Albums
THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE QUEEN: Merrie Land (Studio 13)
GORILLAZ: The Now Now (Warner Bros. Records)
PAUL McCARTNEY: Egypt Station (Capitol Records)
SPIRITUALIZED: And Nothing Hurt (Fat Possum)
ST. VINCENT: MassEducation (Loma Vista)

Reissues & Compilations
PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS: Wild Life, Red Rose Speedway (MPL/Capitol/UMe)
METALLICA: …And Justice For All (Blackened Recordings)

Soundtracks
THOM YORKE – Suspiria OST (XL Recordings)

Books
ADAM HOROVITZ & MICHAEL DIAMOND: Beastie Boys Book (Penguin Random House)

Miscellaneous
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS: Distant Sky – Live In Copenhagen (Bad Seed Ltd)
DAVE GROHL: Play (Roswell Records/RCA Records)
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM: (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang (Columbia Records/DFA)


METALLICA’S ALL WITHIN MY HANDS FOUNDATION
HELPING HANDS CONCERT & AUCTION RAISES OVER $1.3 MILLION 

Bids Still Being Accepted for Select Items & Experiences through 5:00pm PT November 9th at talli.ca/awmhauction

Proceeds to Benefit Organizations Supported by ALL WITHIN MY HANDS

The first ever All Within My Hands Foundation Helping Hands Concert and Auction, which took place on November 3rd at the Masonic in San Francisco and featured a rare METALLICA acoustic performance, has raised more than $1.3 million—which will go to food banks in cities the band has played on its current WorldWired Tour and carefully selected community colleges throughout the country. All Within My Hands is supported in these efforts by the American Association of Community Colleges and Feeding America.

Formed in February 2017, All Within My Hands (AWMH) is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation focused on creating sustainable communities by tackling the issues of hunger and workforce education, and encouraging volunteerism. Metallica and the All Within My Hands board staged the the All Within My Hands Foundation Helping Hands Concert and Auction to celebrate the organization’s first full year in existence. Aside from the acoustic Metallica concert, this very special evening provided a unique opportunity to learn about the organizations Metallica and AWMH have supported, to bid on one of a kind auction items, and to also enjoy performances from Cage the Elephant and MC Kurt Braunohler.

The evening’s auction, featuring one of a kind Metallica experiences, autographed music memorabilia, priceless sports collectibles and more, closed with a total of 850 bids—with the exception of instruments played by the members of Metallica that night, as well as a number of unique experiences (some of which personally involve members of the band). Bidding on those select items will continue through 5:00pm PT November 9th at talli.ca/awmhauction.

AWMH was established in 2017 as a way for the entire Metallica family to give back to communities around the world that have supported the band on tour. In its first six months of operation, the Foundation donated more than $750,000 to local food banks around the world—a practice the band and AWMH have continued on the North American WorldWired Tour, donating to local food banks in every city and meeting dedicated people who focus their daily lives on helping others.

The Metallica family and the All Within My Hands Foundation board members are committed to running an organization of the highest integrity where expenses are kept to a minimum and are paid for entirely by the band, the board, and friends who have worked with the band over many years and are excited to help in this mission. As such, 100% of all donations from fans and third parties go to the organizations AWMH supports.

For more about All Within My Hands, please visit https://www.allwithinmyhands.org/


THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE QUEEN

New Track: ‘Gun To The Head’
WATCH VIDEO 
HERE
Listen Here

From forthcoming studio album
MERRIE LAND

Three Warm-Up Shows Announced
On Sale Wednesday November 7th at 9am GMT

https://www.seetickets.com/tour/the-good-the-bad-and-the-queen

WATCH THE PERFORMANCE OF TITLE TRACK ‘MERRIE LAND’ and ‘GUN TO THE HEAD’ on “LATER … WITH JOOLS HOLLAND” HERE

Photo Credit: Pennie Smith

The Good, The Bad & The Queen will today drop a brand new track titled ‘Gun To The Head’ from forthcoming studio album Merrie Land. Listen HERE and watch video HERE

In preparation for their shows in Blackpool, Glasgow and London the band will play 3 intimate warm-up shows in Tynemouth, at the Tynemouth CIU Club on November 26th and Cullercoats Crescent Club on November 27th & 28th – each with a rare capacity of less than 100. Tickets go on sale at 9am GMT this Wednesday. Ticket information here.

This week saw the band make their first live appearance in seven years with the debut performance of album title track ‘Merrie Land’ and ‘Gun To The Head’ on ‘Later…. With Jools Holland’. Watch here.

Following an eleven-year hiatus since their eponymous debut, the four musical storytellers are back with Merrie Land, which will be self-released on the newly created label Studio 13. Produced by Tony Visconti and The Good, The Bad & The Queen, Merrie Land contains 10 new songs – written during the current period in which the UK is preparing to leave the European Union – creating a reluctant good-bye letter, a series of observations and reflections on Britishness in 2018.

Merrie Land’s focus moves beyond GBQ’s London-themed first album to a wider land, with a beautiful and hopeful paean to the Britain of today, an inclusive Britain, currently in an Anglo Saxostentialist crises at the end of a relationship, wondering what might be salvaged. Could there be a more perfect band – with their creative symbiosis of pasts and present and shared acclaimed music histories – to reflect on the anticipation, disorientation and confusion of current life.

The full track listing for Merrie Land is:

– Merrie Land
– Gun to the Head
– Nineteen Seventeen
– The Great Fire
– Lady Boston
– Drifters & Trawlers
– The Truce of Twilight
– Ribbons
– The Last Man to Leave
– The Poison Tree

Merrie Land – STREAM / BUY HERE

The Good, The Bad & The Queen – LIVE DATES:

November  26th – Tynemouth CIU Club, NORTH EAST
https://www.seetickets.com/tour/the-good-the-bad-and-the-queen

November  27th – Cullercoats Crescent Club, NORTH EAST
https://www.seetickets.com/tour/the-good-the-bad-and-the-queen

November  28th – Cullercoats Crescent Club, NORTH EAST
https://www.seetickets.com/tour/the-good-the-bad-and-the-queen

December 1st – The North Pier, BLACKPOOL
https://www.seetickets.com/event/the-good-the-bad-the-queen/north-pier/1272677

December 2nd – SWG3, GLASGOW
http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/3600554FD1925A60

December 3rd – Hackney Arts Centre, LONDON
https://www.seetickets.com/event/the-good-the-bad-the-queen/earth-hackney-arts-centre-/1272679

December  5th– Hackney Arts Centre, LONDON
https://www.seetickets.com/event/the-good-the-bad-the-queen/earth-hackney-arts-centre-/1272681

December 6th – Hackney Arts Centre, London
https://www.seetickets.com/event/the-good-the-bad-the-queen/earth-hackney-arts-centre-/1272682

NOTES TO EDITORS:

Merrie Land will be available in several formats:

– on CD and vinyl, or limited edition green vinyl;
– limited edition deluxe CD with a beautiful 56-page A4 hardback book
containing handpicked original and reimagined photos by Paul Simonon,
sheet music, lyrics and artwork;
– The Boxset will contain the above, plus heavyweight green vinyl LP, an
exclusive screen print, postcards & bonus tracks.
– The Super Boxset offers all of the above plus a selection of coloured ribbons
and a limited wood-cut print, hand printed by Paul Simonon. Order here.

ABOUT The Good, The Bad & The Queen

The Good, The Bad & The Queen began life as the acclaimed 2007 album of the
same name, a heartfelt tribute to London described by The Observer in a 5-star
review as –“One of the most surprising and magical records for which Damon Albarn
has ever been responsible”. The record traced a journey from the English music hall
tradition to West Africa and Afrobeat, zigzagging through the West Indies and its
reggae and dub, back to England and London’s punk scene, all the while taking in a
strand of British beat music from the ’50s right through to Britpop. The result was a
record specific to a place and mood but with a background that was geographically
wide-ranging.

Follow The Good, The Bad & The Queen:Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Youtube

A Statement from Metallica

The Metallica family is stunned and in disbelief at the loss of our friend and partner, Dave Pickerell. He was not only a mentor and friend, we considered him a member of Metallica. We learned so much from Dave in the all too brief time we had together. But more than anything, Dave was our good friend and we will miss him tremendously.

In his passion for his craft, we found a truly kindred soul – Dave lived to see people enjoy what he created, and we enjoyed every minute of our collaboration on our Blackened Whiskey with him. And judging by the smile on his face whenever we were together, we think the feeling was mutual.

Rest in Peace, Dave.


LCD SOUNDSYSTEM

ELECTRIC LADY SESSIONS

Advance Track “(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang” Out Today

LCD Soundsystem have released their version of Heaven 17’s 1981 classic “(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang,” the first track to be made available from their forthcoming ELECTRIC LADY SESSIONS, due out later this year via Columbia Records/DFA.

Recorded live in the studio at its namesake, ELECTRIC LADY SESSIONS captures LCD Soundsystem at the height of the band’s powers during the tour supporting their AMERICAN DREAM album.

Released September 1, 2017, LCD Soundsystem’s fourth album AMERICAN DREAM was its first to enter the U.S. chart at #1 and was one of the year’s best reviewed records, finishing the year in the top 10 lists of ROLLING STONE, TIME, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, STEREOGUM, NEWSWEEK, PASTE and a host of others—and won LCD Soundsystem its first GRAMMY: Best Dance Recording for the single “tonite.”


METALLICA …AND JUSTICE FOR ALL (REMASTERED)

DEFINITIVE RE-RELEASE OF 1988 BREAKTHROUGH ALBUM OUT TODAY

EXCLUSIVE NEW VIDEO INTERVIEW LIVE NOW AT METALLICA.COM

SAN FRANCISCO, CA –  NOVEMBER 2, 2018  –  Metallica marks the 30th anniversary of its breakthrough fourth album, …And Justice For All, with its definitive reissue, out today on the band’s own Blackened Recordings.

The re-release of …And Justice For All  has been remastered for the most advanced sound quality, as overseen by Greg Fidelman, and is available in multiple digital and physical configurations: physically as a Standard Double 180 gram LP, Standard CD, 3 CD Expanded Edition, Cassette, Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set and digitally as a Standard album (available to stream and download), an Expanded Edition (available for download only), and a Digital Deluxe Box Set (available for streaming and download). The 3 CD Expanded Edition includes previously unreleased demos, rough mixes, previously unreleased live tracks, and an expanded booklet of never-before-seen Ross Halfin photos. The one-pressing-only Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set includes the remastered double 180g LP, a “One” picture disc, 3 LPs featuring their iconic performance from Seattle in 1989 remixed by Greg Fidelman, 11 CDs, 4 DVDs, a set of four patches, a Pushead print, a tour laminate, lyric sheets, a download card for all material in the set, and a deluxe 120-page book with never-before-seen photos and never-before told firsthand stories.

The occasion of 30 years of Justice is also commemorated by radio and video specials featuring the band in conversation with renowned journalist David Fricke, who wrote the first Metallica feature in Rolling Stone during that era. Culled from a near two-hour interview that took place on the recent Pittsburgh stop of the WorldWired Tour, the special explores the origins of the nine tracks on Justice as well as the first video of their career, “One”–whose director Michael Salomon reunited with the band for the first time in nearly 30 years to discuss the creation of the iconic video. The special has begin airing on North American radio, and a video version produced by acclaimed director Claire Marie Vogel is available on Metallica.com.

…And Justice For All was originally released—despite what the internet might tell you— September 7th, 1988, on Elektra Records. Certified 8x Platinum in the United States, …And Justice For All marked a series of firsts for Metallica: The first full length Metallica recording to feature bassist Jason Newsted, the first Metallica album to crack the  U.S. Top 10 where it peaked at #6, the band’s first video and top 40 single (“One”), their debut performance on the Grammy Awards, as well as their first Grammy loss (Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental for …And Justice for All), and first Grammy win (Best Metal Performance for “One”). It also received more widespread critical acclaim than any of its predecessors, with Rolling Stone hailing the album as “a marvel of precisely channeled aggression,” Spin calling it “a gem of a double record,”  and ultimately placing in the Village Voice annual Pazz & Jop critics poll of the year’s best reviewed albums.

ABOUT METALLICA

Metallica was formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist / vocalist James Hetfield and in the 37 years since, they’ve pretty much done it all. They’re even releasing their own whiskey and line of watches. If you need to know more, loads of facts can be found on Wikipedia… and some of them are even true. One thing that is certain: the North American leg of their WorldWired tour resumes on November 26 in Las Vegas, NV and continues through March 13, 2019 in Grand Rapids, MI.


THOM YORKE

“UNMADE”

FIFTH TRACK RELEASED IN ADVANCE OF SUSPIRIA (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film)
ALBUM OUT OCTOBER 26 ON XL RECORDINGS

Animated Video by Ruff Mercy Live Now

The sublime piano and vocal melodies at the center of “Unmade” signal the fifth and final song to be released in advance of Thom Yorke’s Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film). “Unmade” follows previous advance offerings “Open Again,” “Volk,” “Has Ended,” and the first piece of music to emerge from the soundtrack, “Suspirium”—described by The New York Times as “sweetly chilling” and Rolling Stone as “peak Yorke, and scary good.”

Watch the “Unmade” visual here 

Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film) will be released tomorrowOctober 26 on XL Recordings.

Suspiria… consists of 25 original compositions written by Thom specifically for Luca Guadagnino’s reimagining of the 1977 Dario Argento horror classic. The album is a mix of instrumental score work, interstitial pieces and interludes, and more traditional song structures featuring Thom’s vocals including the new “Unmade” and the previously released “Open Again,” “Has Ended” and “Suspirium,” the latter featuring the melodic theme that recurs throughout the film and its score.

As scoring a horror film presented Thom with altogether new challenges and opportunities, Suspiria stands apart from any of his other work. Piano/vocal ballads, Krautrock-esque modular synth work inspired by the film’s Berlin 1977 setting, multilayered vocals, and melodies that convey terror, longing and melancholy combine to create a chaotic yet cohesive musical spell.

Suspiria was written and arranged by Thom Yorke, recorded and produced by Thom and Sam Petts-Davies. The album also features the London Contemporary Orchestra and Choir, Noah Yorke on drums on “Volk” and “Has Ended,” and Pasha Mansurov on solo flute on “Suspirium.”

Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film) will be available across digital platforms, as well as 2-LP gatefold package pink vinyl and 2-CD physical versions.

For further information go to http://x-l-r.co/suspiria


 

LIMITED EDITION WATCH COLLECTION

AVAILABLE FROM 15th NOVEMBER

Watch what Gorillaz did in space in pt.1

gorill.az/ep1 

And newly released pt.2 here

http://gorill.az/M101EP2

G-TIME IS NOW

Gorillaz have collaborated with G-Shock on GORILLAZ x G-SHOCK – a limited edition collection of new watches designed for band members 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs – available from 15th November 2018.

The classic “The Origin” DW5600 has been re-imagined for 2D, Murdoc and Noodle in three different colourways, each showcasing their personalities through additional character-specific detailing and individual packaging. And Gorillaz drummer Russel Hobbs’ watch design will be available in the more robust GX56 “The King’ style.

The exclusive collection will include just 1,000 of each character watch available worldwide.

A chance meeting in Tokyo this summer between G-Shock creator Mr. Ibe and Noodle, longtime admirers of each other’s work, led to a conversation about art, life, music and fulfilling their mutually aligned intergalactic goals… The result? Our intrepid gang of four (including Murdoc, recently released from HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs) set off for Galaxy M101.Their mission? To play a gig in space and take G-Shock extraterrestrial… Watch the second instalment of how it all went down in this short film art-directed by Jamie Hewlett, with French directors collective BRVTVS.

The GORILLAZ x G-SHOCK watches launch instore and online at www.gtimeisnow.com in two drops:

Murdoc and 2D’s watches will be available on 15th November 2018

Russel and Noodle’s watches will be available on 15th December 2018

A very limited quantity of each character watch will be available for early pre-order on 25th October 2018 exclusively on Gorillaz Official Stores (Orders will be delivered on or soon after release date, depending on which character’s watch is ordered).

Sign up for notifications about Gorillaz’ watches at G-Shock’s website here.

A special GORILLAZ X G-SHOCK installation at the G-Shock Carnaby Street store in London, UK, is available to see now. Further updates to follow.

www.gorillaz.com

Notes to Editors:

About Gorillaz: Virtual group Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001. The BRIT and Grammy Award winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011), Humanz (2017) and current album The Now Now (2018). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have topped charts around the world and toured the globe from San Diego to Syria, picking up hundreds of millions of streams and record sales along the way. Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor.

*The band are recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act.

About the GORILLAZ X G-SHOCK watches:

Launched in 1986, “The Origin” DW5600 is the iconic G-Shock style, durable through and through, offering no limitations to its wearer. The 5600 design boasts universal usability and key features including shock resistance, 200-meter water resistance and an LCD scratch resistant watch face.

The GX56 is solar powered so can offer a lifetime of use without changing the battery, alongside all the standard G-Shock features you would expect including shock resistance and also in this case a mud-resistant structure.

About BRVTVS: BRVTVS is a French directors collective created by Thibaud Clergue, Aurelien Duhayon & Sebastien Iglesias

They met together at the 3D animation French school SUPINFOCOM where they did two graduations films, “Azul” and “Contre-temps”. Pushed by the passion of making movies they’ve decided to create the collective and make their first independent short film “HORDE” followed one year later by the movie clip “THE LAST GOODBYE” for the Canadian musician “PILOTPRIEST”. Both of the films received a very warm reception from internet and festivals.

The three directors worked in a lot of different projects individually for companies in London and Paris before joining Feed Me Light. Collectively they have developed various skills like concept design, 3d & 2d animation, modelling and illustration. This diversity of domains make the strength of the collective, as it gives them an independence in projects and an availability to manage all the parts of a film.


THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE QUEEN

New Album: MERRIE LAND
Out November 16th

SHARE TITLE TRACK
WATCH VISUALISER HERE
STREAM / BUY HERE 

Photo Credit: Pennie Smith

16th November sees the release of Merrie Land, the second album from The Good, The Bad & The Queen, a band comprised of Damon Albarn, Paul Simonon, Tony Allen and Simon Tong.

Following an eleven-year hiatus since their eponymous debut, the four musical storytellers are back with Merrie Land, which will be self-released on the newly created label Studio 13. Produced by Tony Visconti and The Good, The Bad & The Queen, Merrie Land contains 10 new songs – written during the current period in which the UK is preparing to leave the European Union – creating a reluctant good- bye letter, a series of observations and reflections on Britishness in 2018. Merrie Land’s focus moves beyond GBQ’s London-themed first album to a wider land, with a beautiful and hopeful paean to the Britain of today, an inclusive Britain, currently in an Anglo-Saxostentialist crises at the end of a relationship, wondering what might be salvaged. Could there be a more perfect band – with their creative symbiosis of pasts and present and shared acclaimed music histories – to reflect on the anticipation, disorientation and confusion of current life.

The full track listing for Merrie Land is:
– Merrie Land
– Gun to the Head
– Nineteen Seventeen
– The Great Fire
– Lady Boston
– Drifters & Trawlers
– The Truce of Twilight
– Ribbons
– The Last Man to Leave
– The Poison Tree

December sees the band set out on tour for a run of UK shows, performing this collection of new songs live, for the very first time, in Blackpool, Glasgow and East London. Tickets go on sale this Friday 23rd October at 9am.

Full dates below:

Dec 1st – The North Pier, Blackpool
https://www.seetickets.com/event/the-good-the-bad-the-queen/north-pier/1272677

Dec 2nd – SWG3, Glasgow
http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/3600554FD1925A60

Dec 4th – Hackney Arts Centre, London
https://www.seetickets.com/event/the-good-the-bad-the-queen/earth-hackney-arts-
centre-/1272679

Dec 5th – Hackney Arts Centre, London
https://www.seetickets.com/event/the-good-the-bad-the-queen/earth-hackney-arts-
centre-/1272681

Dec 6th – Hackney Arts Centre, London
https://www.seetickets.com/event/the-good-the-bad-the-queen/earth-hackney-arts-
centre-/1272682

NOTES TO EDITORS:

Merrie Land will be available in several formats:

– on CD and vinyl, or limited edition green vinyl;
– limited edition deluxe CD with a beautiful 56-page A4 hardback book containing handpicked original and reimagined photos by Paul Simonon, sheet music, lyrics and artwork;
– The Boxset will contain the above, plus heavyweight green vinyl LP, an exclusive screen print, postcards & bonus tracks.
– The Super Boxset offers all of the above plus a selection of coloured ribbons and a limited wood-cut print, hand printed by Paul Simonon. Order here.

ABOUT The Good, The Bad & The Queen

The Good, The Bad & The Queen began life as the acclaimed 2007 album of the same name, a heartfelt tribute to London described by The Observer in a 5-star review as –“One of the most surprising and magical records for which Damon Albarn has ever been responsible”. The record traced a journey from the English music hall tradition to West Africa and Afrobeat, zigzagging through the West Indies and its reggae and dub, back to England and London’s punk scene, all the while taking in a strand of British beat music from the ’50s right through to Britpop. The result was a record specific to a place and mood but with a background that was geographically wide-ranging.

Follow The Good, The Bad & The Queen:

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Youtube


TWO NEW MILESTONES ADDED TO THE GRAMMY-WINNING ARCHIVE COLLECTION

PAUL McCARTNEY AND WINGS: WILD LIFE
PAUL McCARTNEY AND WINGS: RED ROSE SPEEDWAY

LIMITED NUMBERED DELUXE EDITIONS TO INCLUDE REMASTERED ORIGINAL ALBUMS, BONUS TRACKS, PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED DEMOS, RARE AND NEVER BEFORE SEEN VIDEO, EXCLUSIVE BOOKS FEATURING NEW INTERVIEWS WITH PAUL, PHOTOS, ARTWORK, & MUCH MORE

TO BE RELEASED DECEMBER 7, 2018 VIA MPL/CAPITOL/UMe

Paul McCartney proudly announces the 11th and 12th classic works from his revered catalogue to be remastered, reissued and expanded across multi-format installments of his GRAMMY-winning
Archive Collection, to be released December 7, 2018 via MPL/Capitol/UMe.

First up is the four-disc (3CD, 1DVD) limited deluxe edition of Wild Life, the debut album from Wings, originally released December 1971. Written by Paul and Linda McCartney (with the exception of a
cover of Mickey & Sylvia’s ‘Love Is Strange’), Wild Life is beloved by fans for its raw and direct vibe–having been recorded in just over a week with the majority of tracks laid down in a single take. Wild
Life’s limited deluxe edition treatment features the full album remastered at Abbey Road plus 25 bonus audio tracks including rough mixes of the album, original single edits, B-sides, home
recordings and other previously unreleased material across three CDs. The set’s DVD features rare footage of acoustic home videos, rehearsals and more. The Wild Life deluxe package includes a 128-
page book written by David Fricke telling the story behind the album – including track-by-track information and new interviews with Paul and key album personnel, a 48-page scrapbook of tour diaries, lyrics and set lists, unpublished Polaroids, lyrics, notes and memorabilia from the MPL archives. Wild Life’s download redemption card will provide access to all audio in HD 24/96kHz unlimited high-resolution versions.

Next up is a six-disc (3CD, 2DVD + 1Blu-ray) numbered limited deluxe edition of the second Wings album and first credited to Paul McCartney and Wings, Red Rose Speedway. Released in April 1973
and featuring the #1 single ‘My Love,’ Red Rose Speedway was the first Wings album to hit #1 on the U.S. chart. The Red Rose Speedway limited deluxe edition features three discs of audio including the original album remastered at Abbey Road, no less than 35 bonus audio tracks, including a reconstruction of the originally conceived double album version of Red Rose Speedway, singles, B-
sides, alternate mixes and previously unreleased tracks. The 2DVD + Blu-ray portions of the deluxe are packed with rare and previously unseen footage, including the James Paul McCartney TV Special,
interviews and music videos, as well as the never before seen film The Bruce McMouse Show–fully restored and remixed in stereo and 5.1 surround sound. The package includes a folio containing 14
replica hand drawn original character sketches by Paul and facsimile dialogue sheets for the film, a 128-page book containing many previously unpublished images by Linda McCartney, expanded
album and single artwork from the archives and story behind the album — including new interviews with Paul McCartney, and key album personnel — and track-by-track information, written by
Amanda Petrusich, five replica handwritten lyric sheets and photo print, a 64-page ‘Wings In Morocco’ photo book, all housed in a numbered outer slipcase. The Red Rose Speedway download
redemption card will provide access to all audio in HD 24/96kHz unlimited high-resolution versions.

Finally, the 11-disc Paul McCartney and Wings 1971–73 numbered limited edition super deluxe compilation features not only the entire contents of the Wild Life four-disc numbered limited deluxe
edition and of the Red Rose Speedway 6-disc numbered limited deluxe edition—but also the exclusive live album, Wings Over Europe. This exclusive collection features 20 previously unreleased, newly mixed live tracks recorded over the course of 5 shows, an introduction featuring Paul recounting memories of the 1972 tour, a 96-page photo book including previously unreleased images by Linda McCartney and Captain Snap, a replica of the 1972 Wings Over Europe tour program, and access to downloadable 24/96kHz unlimited high-resolution audio versions.

The Paul McCartney Archive Collection debuted with the November 2, 2010 re-release of Paul McCartney and Wings’ 1973 milestone Band on the Run, which won the 2010 GRAMMY Award for Best Historical Album, while the Archive Collection’s Deluxe Edition Box Set of the 1976 classic Wings Over America took the 2013 GRAMMY for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package. The most recent previous installment was 2017’s reissue of Paul’s eighth studio album Flowers In The Dirt, which ROLLING STONE called “spectacular…  an extraordinary document,” and the OBSERVER hailed as “perhaps the greatest record to emerge from the world of AOR in 1989… an absolute pleasure to rediscover today.”

Every release in the ongoing Paul McCartney Archive Collection is supervised by Paul himself, who oversees all aspects of each and every title from remastering to the curation of lost tracks, outtakes,
artwork, photographs and video from his personal vaults, and much more. The result is one of the most ambitious and personal undertakings of its kind, one that encompasses more than 40 years of cherished, classic material from the most successful songwriter and recording artist in music history.
See below for the Deluxe Edition track listings.

Wild Life and Red Rose Speedway are also available on:
2CD – Special Edition
2LP – 180 Gram vinyl with MP3 download card
Digital Download/Streaming – Standard & Special Edition
Plus
A 2LP recreation of the Red Rose Speedway “Original Double Album” on 2LP – 180 Gram vinyl with
MP3 download card

For further information please contact:

Steve Martin (Paul McCartney U.S. PR) steve@nastylittleman.com
Stuart Bell (Paul McCartney U.K. PR) stuart.bell@dawbell.com
Sujata Murthy (UMe) sujata.murthy@umusic.com

PAUL McCARTNEY AND WINGS: WILD LIFE
Paul McCartney Archive Collection Limited Deluxe Edition

Numbered heavy weight kraft board slipcase. Cover silkscreen printed. 128 page essay book written by David Fricke.
Folio containing; 48-page facsimile notebook, 12 replica medium format Polaroid pictures, plus “The Ball” album launch party invite.
CD portfolio containing 3CDs & 1DVD.

CD1 – Remastered Album

1. Mumbo
2. Bip Bop
3. Love Is Strange
4. Wild Life
5. Some People Never Know
6. I Am Your Singer
7. Bip Bop (Link)
8. Tomorrow
9. Dear Friend
10. Mumbo (Link)

CD2 – Rough Mixes

1. Mumbo [Rough Mix]
2. Bip Bop [Rough Mix]
3. Love Is Strange (Version) [Rough Mix]
4. Wild Life [Rough Mix]
5. Some People Never Know [Rough Mix]
6. I Am Your Singer [Rough Mix]
7. Tomorrow [Rough Mix]
8. Dear Friend [Rough Mix]

CD3 – Bonus Tracks

1. Good Rockin’ Tonight [Home Recording]
2. Bip Bop [Home Recording]
3. Hey Diddle [Home Recording]
4. She Got It Good [Home Recording]
5. I Am Your Singer [Home Recording]
6. Outtake I
7. Dear Friend [Home Recording I]
8. Dear Friend [Home Recording II]
9. Outtake II
10. Indeed I Do
11. When The Wind Is Blowing
12. The Great Cock And Seagull Race [Rough Mix]
13. Outtake III
14. Give Ireland Back To The Irish
15. Give Ireland Back To The Irish (Version)
16. Love Is Strange [Single Edit]
17. African Yeah Yeah

DVD – Bonus Video

1. Scotland, 1971
2. The Ball
3. ICA Rehearsals
4. Give Ireland Back To The Irish (Rehearsal)

Plus 24/96kHz unlimited high-resolution audio download of the remastered album and bonus audio

PAUL McCARTNEY AND WINGS: RED ROSE SPEEDWAY
Paul McCartney Archive Collection Limited Deluxe Edition

Numbered edition, colour printed silver metalized board slipcase.
128-page essay book written by Amanda Petrusich. Including 5 replica handwritten lyric sheets, and a photo print. 64-page Wings Over Morocco photo book. The Bruce McMouse Show folio containing; 14 replica hand drawn sketches by Paul McCartney, facsimile dialogue sheets and the unreleased film restored and remixed on DVD and 5.1 HD Blu-Ray. CD portfolio containing 3CDs & 1DVD.

CD1 – Remastered Album

1. Big Barn Bed
2. My Love
3. Get On The Right Thing
4. One More Kiss
5. Little Lamb Dragonfly
6. Single Pigeon
7. When The Night
8. Loup (1st Indian On The Moon)
9. Medley:
a) Hold Me Tight
b) Lazy Dynamite
c) Hands Of Love
d) Power Cut

CD2 – “Double Album”

1. Night Out
2. Get On The Right Thing
3. Country Dreamer
4. Big Barn Bed
5. My Love
6. Single Pigeon
7. When The Night
8. Seaside Woman
9. I Lie Around
10. The Mess [Live At The Hague]
11. Best Friend [Live In Antwerp]
12. Loup (1st Indian On The Moon)
13. Medley:
a) Hold Me Tight
b) Lazy Dynamite
c) Hands Of Love
d) Power Cut
14. Mama’s Little Girl
15. I Would Only Smile
16. One More Kiss
17. Tragedy
18. Little Lamb Dragonfly

CD3 – Bonus Audio

1. Mary Had A Little Lamb
2. Little Woman Love
3. Hi, Hi, Hi
4. C Moon
5. Live And Let Die
6. Get On The Right Thing [Early Mix]
7. Little Lamb Dragonfly [Early Mix]
8. Little Woman Love [Early Mix]
9. 1882 [Home Recording]
10. Big Barn Bed [Rough Mix]
11. The Mess
12. Thank You Darling
13. Mary Had A Little Lamb [Rough Mix]
14. 1882 [Live In Berlin]
15. 1882
16. Jazz Street
17. Live And Let Die [Group Only, Take 10]

DVD 1 – Bonus Video

1. Music Videos
2. James Paul McCartney TV Special
3. Live And Let Die [Live In Liverpool]
4. Newcastle Interview

DVD 2 – Bonus Film

1. The Bruce McMouse Show
5.1 Surround Dolby Digital, 16bit 48kHz
/PCM Stereo, 24bit 48kHz

Blu-ray – Bonus Film

1. The Bruce McMouse Show
5.1 Surround DTS-HD Master Audio, 24bit 96kHz/PCM Stereo 24bit 96kHz

Plus 24/96kHz unlimited high-resolution audio download of the remastered album and bonus audio

PAUL McCARTNEY AND WINGS: WINGS 1971-1973
Paul McCartney Archive Collection Limited Super Deluxe Edition

Both Wild Life and Red Rose Speedway Limited Deluxe Editions, plus:
Exclusive and numbered edition, 7-colour screen print on corrugated board. Exclusive Wings Over Europe 96 page photo book with screen printed cover.  Facsimile of the Wings Over Europe 1972 European tour programme. Brand new stereo mix of tracks played on the 1972 tour on CD.

1. Big Barn Bed [Live In Newcastle]
2. Eat At Home [Live At The Hague]
3. Smile Away [Live In Berlin]
4. Bip Bop [Live At The Hague]
5. Mumbo [Live In Antwerp]
6. Blue Moon Of Kentucky [Live At The Hague]
7. 1882 [Live In Berlin]
8. I Would Only Smile [Live In Antwerp]
9. Give Ireland Back To The Irish [Live In Groningen]
10. The Mess [Live In Berlin]
11. Best Friend [Live In Antwerp]
12. Soily [Live In Berlin]
13. I Am Your Singer [Live At The Hague]
14. Seaside Woman [Live In Groningen]
15. Wild Life [Live At The Hague]
16. My Love [Live At The Hague]
17. Mary Had A Little Lamb [Live At The Hague]
18. Maybe I’m Amazed [Live In Groningen]
19. Hi, Hi, Hi [Live At The Hague]
20. Long Tall Sally [Live In Groningen]

Plus 24/96kHz unlimited high-resolution audio download of the remastered album and bonus audio


THOM YORKE 

“OPEN AGAIN”

FOURTH TRACK RELEASED IN ADVANCE OF SUSPIRIA (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film)

ALBUM OUT OCTOBER 26 ON XL RECORDINGS

Animated Video by Ruff Mercy Live Now

Last night saw the release of the acoustic guitar and vocal ballad “Open Again,” the fourth song to be released in advance of Thom Yorke’s Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film).  “Open Again” follows the release of “Volk”—”a synth-laden and creepy instrumental that harkens back to the sounds of new wave foreign movies and horror classics of the ’70s and ’80s” (Consequence of Sound), “unsettling” (NPR) second track “Has Ended,” and first single “Suspirium”—described by The New York Times as “sweetly chilling” and Rolling Stone as “peak Yorke, and scary good.”

Watch ‘Open Again’ visual here – https://youtu.be/F_RdZncHwKw

Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film) will be released October 26 on XL Recordings.

Suspiria… consists of 25 original compositions written by Thom specifically for Luca Guadagnino’s reimagining of the 1977 Dario Argento horror classic. The album is a mix of instrumental score work, interstitial pieces and interludes, and more traditional song structures featuring Thom’s vocals including the new “Open Again” and previously released “Suspirium,” the latter featuring the melodic theme that recurs throughout the film and its score.

As scoring a horror film presented Thom with altogether new challenges and opportunities, Suspiria stands apart from any of his other work. Piano/vocal ballads, Krautrock-esque modular synth work inspired by the film’s Berlin 1977 setting, multilayered vocals, and melodies that convey terror, longing and melancholy combine to create a chaotic yet cohesive musical spell.

Suspiria was written and arranged by Thom Yorke, recorded and produced by Thom and Sam Petts-Davies. The album also features the London Contemporary Orchestra and Choir, Noah Yorke on drums on “Volk” and “Has Ended,” and Pasha Mansurov on solo flute on “Suspirium.”

Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film) will be available across digital platforms, as well as 2-LP gatefold package pink vinyl and 2-CD physical versions.

For further information go to http://x-l-r.co/suspiria