Saturday, December 8, 2018

New Beatles News Briefs podcast ... latest UK charts, Macca remasters, Lennon tribute

Brand new Beatles News Briefs podcast. On today's show, we give you the latest UK chart Beatles news, give first impressions of the new McCartney remasters and talk with Contributing Editor Candy Leonard, author of "Beatleness," about the legacy of John Lennon.

You can catch it on iTunes, Podbean and wherever you find podcasts and also on YouTube


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Ringo Starr reveals he's recording new album

The biggest news out of yesterday's Ringo interview with Howard Stern is that he's recording a new album. Hear our report on what was said during the interview in our latest Beatles News Briefs podcast.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Very special Beatles News Briefs show looks into new White Album set

Our Beatles News Briefs podcast has a new special show on the 7-disc White Album deluxe set out today (Nov. 9). The show features three Beatles authors, including new Contributing Editor to the show Candy Leonard ("Beatleness"), plus Brian Southall ("The White Album: Revolution, Politics and Recording: The Album, the Beatles and the World in 1968") and Ken Mansfield ("The Roof: The Beatles Last' Concert") plus a very special interview with set producer Giles Martin conducted at Capitol Records in Hollywood. 

Lots to hear and lots of information. Please let us know what you think and subscribe to the show.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Special free Beatles White Album streaming event with Giles Martin Wednesday on YouTube

Giles Martin to lead special White Album
streaming event on Wednesday. 

Capitol Records/Universal Music Group released the details today of the special streaming event taking place on The Beatles' YouTube channel Wednesday to promote the release of the 7-disc (6 CD and 1 Blu-ray) White Album box set and other 50th anniversary releases of the album this Friday.

The panel event, to be streamed live from London at 7 p.m. GMT (2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT) will feature Martin, plus several British journalists and musicians. They are Dan Stubbs, Commissioning Editor for New Musical Express; Felix White, former guitarist of The Maccabees; Andy Bell, guitarist of Ride; Miles Kane from The Last Shadow Puppets; and Georgie Rogers, presenter, DJ and music journalist from BBC 6 Music, Soho Radio and Foundation FM. The moderator will be Matt Everitt of BBC 6 Music. Miles Kane will also perform a live acoustic version of "I'm So Tired."

The panel will talk about the new anniversary edition, its influence and whether an album as diverse as it is could be released in today's musical environment. Fans online will be able to ask questions and make comments.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Lennon, McCartney items to be sold in big Prince's Trust auction

Mick Jagger's motorcycle jacket to be auctioned. 

Julien's Auctions announced today (Oct. 23) a special auction of rock memorabilia Nov. 10 with items connected to John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ozzy Osbourne, Brian May, Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton and more, many of which were clothes worn on stage. The sale benefits The Prince's Trust, which works to help those from ages 11 to 30 who are unemployed or struggling at school.

The clothing includes a black leather motorcycle jacket custom made for Mick Jagger with the Stones' tongue logo signed on the back by Jagger; shoes and a signed stage jacket worn by Rod Stewart; a blue waistcoat worn by Eric Clapton; a red hockey jersey with “May 19” on the back signed by Queen guitarist Brian May; a Barbra Streisand dress worn for the movie All Night Long; boots worn on stage by Emma Bunton; a black long-sleeved caftan worn by Ozzy Osbourne; a long-sleeved black gown worn by Sharon Osbourne; a Joan Collins couture evening coat designed by Nolan Miller and other clothing used by Britney Spears, Lionel Richie and Geri Halliwell. 

Other non-clothing items include a set of The Beatles' super deluxe Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th anniversary set signed by Paul McCartney; limited edition prints of caricatures drawn by John Lennon of his friends at Quarry Bank High School accompanied by a letter of authenticity from a classmate of his at Liverpool Art College, a white Gibson SG 50th anniversary guitar signed by both Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who, and items connected to Annie Lennox, Bryan Adams and Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden.

The auction will be part of the upcoming Icons & Idols: Rock-N-Roll auction held by Julien's Auctions on November 9 and 10 at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City. Personal property by Elton John lyricist Bernie Taupin will be featured on Nov. 9. For more information on bidding, go to

Friday, October 19, 2018

New Paul McCartney and Wings boxes announced

Track lists:
Wild Life - Deluxe Edition CD Box Set Tracklist

CD1 – Remastered Album
1. Mumbo (2018 Remaster)
2. Bip Bop (2018 Remaster)
3. Love Is Strange (2018 Remaster)
4. Wild Life (2018 Remaster)
5. Some People Never Know (2018 Remaster)
6. I Am Your Singer (2018 Remaster)
7. Bip Bop (Link) (2018 Remaster)
8. Tomorrow (2018 Remaster)
9. Dear Friend (2018 Remaster)
10. Mumbo (Link) (2018 Remaster)

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

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

Red Rose Speedway – Deluxe Edition CD Box Set Tracklist

CD1 – Remastered Album
1. Big Barn Bed (2018 Remaster)
2. My Love (2018 Remaster)
3. Get On The Right Thing (2018 Remaster)
4. One More Kiss (2018 Remaster)
5. Little Lamb Dragonfly (2018 Remaster)
6. Single Pigeon (2018 Remaster)
7. When The Night (2018 Remaster)
8. Loup (1st Indian On The Moon) (2018 Remaster)
9. Medley: (2018 Remaster)
*(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

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

Download Card
Plus 24bit 96kHz unlimited high-resolution audio download of the remastered album and bonus audio.

Wings Over Europe Tracklist (included in combined box PAUL McCARTNEY AND WINGS: WINGS 1971-73 available through his website)
CD 1
1. Big Barn Bed [Live In Newcastle/1973]
2. Eat At Home [Live At The Hague/1972]
3. Smile Away [Live In Berlin/1972]
4. Bip Bop (Link) [Live At The Hague/1972]
5. Mumbo (Link) [Live In Antwerp/1972]
6. Blue Moon Of Kentucky [Live At The Hague/1972]
7. 1882 [Live In Berlin/1972]
8. I Would Only Smile [Live In Antwerp/1972]
9. Give Ireland Back To The Irish [Live In Groningen/1972]
10. The Mess [Live In Berlin/1972]
11. Best Friend [Live In Antwerp/1972]
12. Soily [Live In Berlin/1972]
13. I Am Your Singer [Live At The Hague/1972]
14. Seaside Woman [Live In Groningen/1972]
15. Wild Life [Live At The Hague/1972]
16. My Love [Live At The Hague/1972]
17. Mary Had A Little Lamb [Live At The Hague/1972]
18. Maybe I'm Amazed [Live In Groningen/1972]
19. Hi, Hi, Hi [Live At The Hague/1972]
20. Long Tall Sally [Live In Groningen/1972]