Electronic To Reissue Debut Album With Bonus Tracks

Posted by The G on January 11, 2013 under GNN | Comments are off for this article

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Bernard Sumner of Electronic

Bernard Sumner of Electronic

90’s supergroup Electronic featuring Bernard Sumner of New Order/Joy Division, Johnny Marr of The Smiths and Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys is re-releasing their debut self titled album on March 11, 2013 in an expanded and remastered edition, featuring some previously unreleased tracks.

The tracklist is:


CD 1
1. Idiot Country (2012 – Remaster)
2. Reality (2012 – Remaster)
3. Tighten Up (2012 – Remaster)
4. The Patience Of A Saint (2012 – Remaster)
5. Getting Away With It (2012 – Remaster)
6. Gangster (2012 – Remaster)
7. Soviet (2012 – Remaster)
8. Get The Message (2012 – Remaster)
9. Try All You Want (2012 – Remaster)
10. Some Distant Memory (2012 – Remaster)
11. Feel Every Beat (2012 – Remaster)

CD 2
1. Disappointed (Stephen Hague 7” Inch Version) (2012 remaster)
2. Second To None (Edit) Previously unreleased
3. Lean To The Inside (Edit) Previously unreleased
4. Twisted Tenderness (Guitar / Vocal Mix) Previously unreleased
5. Idiot Country Two (12” Version)
6. Free Will (Edit) Previously unreleased
7. Until The End Of Time (Edit) Previously unreleased
8. Feel Every Beat (Edit) Previously unreleased
9. Getting Away With It (Instrumental) (2012 remaster)
10. Turning Point (Edit) (2012 remaster)
11. Visit Me (Edit) Previously unreleased
12. Twisted Tenderness (Instrumental) Previously unreleased

Pre-order the set here.

Peter Gabriel Wants Your Memories of “So”

Posted by The G on December 15, 2011 under GNN | Comments are off for this article

Photo and autograph courtesy of G’s insanely huge in-person autograph collection.

Peter Gabriel - So
Peter Gabriel – So

There’s so much good news to report here, so let’s start at the beginning!  2012 will mark the 25th anniversary of Peter Gabriel’s classic album “So.”  A special reissue is being planned (read: PLEASE put the 12″ version of “In Your Eyes,” “Sledgehammer” and “Big Time” on the set) for next year.  Peter Gabriel is calling on fans to contiribute pictures, photos, memories of “So,” and winning images/ideas might appear either on his official website, or in the special packaging of “So” when it is released.  Contribute by going to Peter Gabriel’s official website!

If you are out there Peter, while I only got my copy of “So” autographed this year, it’s one of my prized possessions and meeting you to get it signed was one of the highlights of my 2011!  I’ll be more than happy to contribute this image if you find it useful.

Review: A Conversation With Lindsey Buckingham at 92Y, NYC

Posted by The G on November 5, 2011 under Encounters with G, G Reviews | 3 Comments to Read

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Lindsey Buckingham 92Y

Lindsey Buckingham at the 92Y in New York

Some people will always remember the 5th of November.  I’ll always remember the 4th of November, 2011.  It’s the day that I met one of my musical gods – Lindsey Buckingham.  The 92Y in New York presented an hour and a half program called “A Conversation with Lindsey Buckingham,” and it was a die-hard fan’s dream come true.  He was interviewed by Anthony DeCurtis, who is obviously a fan of Lindsey’s music, so the discussion was relaxed, open, honest and it really felt like eavesdropping into the mind of one of the biggest musical geniuses of my lifetime.  So many questions I’ve been dying to know the answers to were answered as Lindsey Buckingham talked about everything from his love for the Brian Jones era of the Rolling Stones to the creative genius and madness of Brian Wilson to the changes of the marketability of music, some of his current favorites (including Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend and Dirty Projectors), his kids listening to the music of Katy Perry to getting to and being in a place where his life is totally enriched by being a family man – which wasn’t always the case in the “glory days” of Fleetwood Mac.  He was even asked what he would have done if Fleetwood Mac didn’t happen and though Lindsey found the question to be interesting, he said it was too hard to speculate but he also reiterated the magic event of himself and Stevie Nicks getting the opportunity to become members of Fleetwood Mac and how it changed the direction their lives took.

Lindsey has a new solo album, the excellent “Seeds We Sow,” and he talked about how the album came about, as well the differences between being a solo artist and being with a super group such as Fleetwood Mac – the small machine and big machine, as he put it.  Lindsey Buckingham has clearly thought through his incredible journey and is incredibly optimistic about his outlook on life.  This conversation was very intimate and from reading recent interviews, it’s interesting to see how his words can get twisted.  For example, he prefaced rumours (pun sort of intended) of  getting back together with Fleetwood Mac and he was honest by saying, Lindsey, Stevie, Mick and John are down for it, times are being scheduled for 2012 for the Mac to get together, but also things can change because that’s just how life goes sometimes.  The press likes to turn that into definite statements.

Lindsey fans – read on – there’s info about Buckingham Nicks after the jump!

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Nirvana’s “Nevermind” 20th Anniversary Edition. Out Today

Posted by The G on September 27, 2011 under GNN | Comments are off for this article

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Nirvana. Nevermind. Out Today.

I’ll bet when Nirvana released their breakthrough album “Nevermind” 20 years ago, they never anticipated that the 20th Anniversary edition would leak weeks before its release date.  If you don’t fall into the category that has the bonus tracks – you’ll be in nirvana when you hear all the extra songs.  If you already have it, nevermind!

“Innerspeaker” by Tame Impala to be Reissued

Posted by The G on May 18, 2011 under GNN | Read the First Comment

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Tame Impala

Tame Impala

If you are not familiar with the psychedelic grooves of Australian rockers Tame Impala, you should acquaint yourself immediately.  Sonically you’ll hear the music of Cream meets Pink Floyd and vocally you’ll hear a mixture of John Lennon and George Harrison of the Beatles!  I have been pretty much obsessed with their album “Innerspeaker” and on May 27, 2011, it will be reissued with a bonus disc of goodies!

The tracklist via Pitchfork Media is:

Innerspeaker Deluxe Edition:

Disc 1 (Original Album):

01 It Is Not Meant to Be
02 Desire Be Desire Go
03 Alter Ego
04 Lucidity
05 Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind?
06 Solitude Is Bliss
07 Jeremy’s Storm
08 Expectation
09 The Bold Arrow of Time
10 Runway, Houses, City, Clouds
11 I Don’t Really Mind

Disc 2 (Extraspeaker):

01 Sundown Syndrome
02 Remember Me
03 Half Full Glass of Wine
04 Wander
05 Why Won’t You Make up Your Mind? (Erol Alkan Rework)
06 Lucidity (Pilooski Remix)
07 Solitude Is Bliss (Mickey Moonlight T.A.M. Remix)
08 41 Mojitos (Canyons Poolside Dub)
09 Sunrise Reprise

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