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from Classic British Rockers
Multiple Studio Albums to be released
by Timothy Tilghman
Quite a number of British rock musicians are issuing new studio albums this Fall. Rock icons Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney from The Beatles, Mick Taylor former Rolling Stones member, Pete Townshend of The Who, and Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones are all planning Fall 2001 releases. Even George Harrison and Keith Richards have individual songs recorded as contributions on all-star collaboration projects.
The Concert For New York City, held on October 20 at Madison Square Garden, is being released as a double disc set, collecting the best performances by many of the major artists that appeared on the bill for this very special benefit in honor of the fallen Heroes from the attacks on 9-11. A November 27 release date is scheduled.
Some of the many highlights include: "Heroes" by David Bowie"; "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man" by Eric Clapton & Buddy Guy; "Superman (It's Not Easy) by Five For Fighting; "Salt Of The Earth" by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards; I'm Down", "Yesterday". "Let It Be", and "Freedom (Finale)" by Paul McCartney; and "Who Are You", "Baba O'Riley", and "Won't Get Fooled Again" by The Who.
George Harrison may be in treatment for cancer once again, but he has denied doomsday rumors about his health to compose and record a new song with his son Dhani Harrison, "Horse To The Water". Harrison has given the track to Jools Holland to release on his mega-guest album, Small World, Big Band. Harrison has also been active in recording studios with Jim Capaldi, Jeff Lynne, and Bill Wyman.
Mick Jagger is set to release his fourth solo album, Goddess In The Doorway on November 20. This is his first disc on Virgin Records, containing 12 tracks. Jagger is joined on the album by Bono, Joe Perry, Rob Thomas, and Pete Townshend. Jagger's daughters, Elizabeth and Georgia May, sing back up vocals on the disc closer "Brand New Set Of Rules".
Paul McCartney has been keeping busy in 2001. His new album, Driving Rain, is due in stores on November 13, with 2 out of 16 songs featuring son James McCartney. The disc contains the bonus track "Freedom", recorded live at the Concert for New York City. This is Macca's first full album of original compositions since 1997's Flaming Pie. His last album, Run Devil Run, was released in 1999.
Wingspan is out on CD and a companion DVD is set for release on November 6. Individual McCartney tracks include "That's Alright Moma" on Good Rockin' Tonight - The Legacy of Sun Records, and a duet with Lulu on a CD maxi single, "Inside Thing". McCartney has also composed "Vanilla Sky", the title track to the new Tom Cruise/Cameron Diaz film.
John Phillips recovered nine studio recordings dating back from the mid-1970s, with guest performances by Rolling Stones members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor, and Ron Wood. The eventual disc, Pay Pack & Follow, was released posthumously earlier this year.
Keith Richards has contributed his version of "You Win Again" on the Hank Williams, Sr., compilation Timeless. The album features other cover selections by Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Mark Knopfler, and Tom Petty. Keith's track was produced with Rob Fraboni and features Stones' band associate Blondie Chaplin.
Mick Taylor appears on two new releases. The first disc is a studio recording by Carla Olson, The Ring Of Truth. Taylor guests on guitar on 9 of the 12 tracks, including the 1973 Glimmer Twins' song "Winter". The second album is a collaboration with Japanese artist Miyuki titled Mick & I. Available exclusively online at sierrabravo.co.uk, the disc consists of 9 instrumentals co-written with Taylor who handles all of the guitar chores.
Pete Townshend has released a disc containing 18 live performances from two benefit concerts he performed with Ralphael Rudd in 1979 and 1980 dedicated to his master, Eastern mystic Meher Baba. He is joined by classical pianist Ralphael Rudd on The Oceanic Concerts recorded before an invitation only audience. Rare performances include "Tattoo", "Sleeping Dog", and "The Ferryman". Townshend is also serving up Scoop 3, the third volume in his demo material series available exclusively at eelpie.com, his music sales website.
Ron Wood has a new studio album coming out in December, Not For Beginners. The disc features 13 songs with guest musicians Bob Dylan, Scotty Moore, DJ Fontana, former Faces partner Ian McLagan and more. Wood keeps it all in the family with performances by both his son Jesse and daughter Leah. Wood issued a greatest hits compilation, Wizard, on Sanctuary Records last month.
2001 CD releases:
Concert for New York City - Featuring David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Elton John, The Glimmer Twins, Paul McCartney, and The Who on Nov 27
The Kinks - BBC Session 1964 / 19777
George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (30th Anniversary Reissue)
George Harrison and Dhani Harrison - "Horse To The Water" on Small World, Big Band by Jools Holland on Nov 19
Mick Jagger - Goddess In The Doorway on Nov 20
John Phillips - Pay Pack And Follow (featuring Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Mick Taylor)
Paul McCartney - Driving Rain on Nov 13
Paul McCartney - Wingspan
Paul McCartney and the Blue Mountain Boys - "It's Alright Moma" on Good Rockin' Tonight - The Legacy of Sun Records
Paul McCartney - "I'm Partial To Your Abracadabra" on Brand New Boots & Panties - A Tribute to Ian Dury
Paul McCartney and Lulu - "Inside Thing"
McCartney tribute disc - Listen to What The Man Said
McCartney tribute disc -Moving Up: An Indie Tribute to the Music of Paul McCartney
Keith Richards - "You Win Again" on Timeless
Tony Sheridan with The Beatles - Beatles Bop Hamburg Days
Ringo Starr and the All Starr Band - The Anthology ... So Far
Mick Taylor and Miyuki Katsuno - Mick & I
Mick Taylor and Carla Olson - The Ring Of Truth
Pete Townshend - Scoop 3
Pete Townshend and Raphael Rudd - The Oceanic Concerts
Ron Wood - Not For Beginners
Ron Wood - Wizard
Bill Wyman - The Bill Wyman Compendium
Bill Wyman - Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey
Bill Wyman and the Rhythm Kings - Double Bill
Bill Wyman and the Rhythm Kings - Bootleg Kings Ride Again
The Who - Live At Leeds (double disc reissue #3)
Who Tribute disc - "Substitute" live version by Kelly Jones with The Who
2001 DVD releases:
Paul McCartney - Live At The Cavern Club
Paul McCartney - The PETA Concert For Party Animals on Dec 18
Paul McCartney - Wingspan: An Intimate Portrait on Nov 6
Ringo Starr - The Best Of Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band ... So Far
The Who - Live At The Royal Albert Hall
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