PINK FLOYD- THE WALL: IMMERSION BOX
Like it or not, Roger Waters' epic tale of childhood abandonment, war and insanity, better known as Pink Floyd's "The Wall," is classic for a reason. Today, the last of the "Immersion" boxes--collectible sets with newly remastered music, unreleased demos and live tracks, DVDs, and other stuff that just gets in the way---hits the streets. This package is as over the top as "The Wall" itself. Here's what you get for $120:
DISCS 1&2 – CDs 1&2
The Wall digitally remastered by James Guthrie, 2011
DISCS 3&4 - CDs 3&4
The Wall album demos (previously unreleased)
DISCS 5&6 - CDs 5&6
Is There Anybody Out There: The Wall Live (digitally remastered in 2011 by James Guthrie)
DISC 7 - DVD, AUDIO VISUAL
Another Brick In The Wall pt2 promotional video – restored in 2011
Behind The Wall documentary
Gerald Scarfe Interview
Short filmed extract of Earls Court concert featuring animation
44 page 27cm x 27cm booklet designed by Storm Thorgerson
Exclusive photo book
27cm x 27cm Exclusive Storm Thorgerson Art Print
5 x Collectors’ Cards featuring art and comments by Storm Thorgerson
Replica of The Wall Tour Ticket
Replica of The Wall Backstage Pass
Prints/Cards of Mark Fisher’s stage drawings
3 x white marbles with design of bricks
9 x Coasters (unique to this box) featuring early Storm Thorgerson design sketches
TODD RUNDGREN- TODD LIVE
In September of 2010. Todd Rundgren performed a handful of fan-requested shows that featured both 1974's "Todd" and 1980's "Healing" in their entireties. You can see my pics and my review HERE.
The performances from the Keswick Theatre in PA., were recorded and the first of those hits today. "Todd Live" is available as either a DVD or CD HERE, with the "Healing" performance due at a later date. If there was a way for me to explain just how wonderful these sets are without you thinking, "Here he goes again," I would. But there isn't, so I'll just say, these sets are truly wonderful.
THE VENTURES- IN SPACE, SURFIN' AND PLAY TELSTAR & THE LONELY BULL
The Ventures "In Space" was one of Keith Moon's favorite records of all-time. I love it, too. And now the good people of Sundazed have done it up nice, along with two more Ventures classic, "Surfing" and "Play Telstar & The Lonely Bull." You can find them HERE.
LYLE LOVETT- RELEASE ME
Lyle is back with a mix of covers and originals that cover the usual ground of a Lyle Lovett release. This is not a bad thing, though the duet version of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" with Kat Edmonson is. "Release Me" is far from Lovett's most inspired work, but there is enough here to keep his fans happy. Get it HERE.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK:
(No. I won't. Not a fan. You can't make me. I don't care what you say. NO. NO. NO)
(The amazing Buddy Miller gets hold of this amazing little band for one amazing little record.)