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"Pretentious jowly mumrock: Neil Diamond’s Hot August Night III reviewed"
Revisionism has been unduly kind to Diamond. But there ain’t no revisionism in this column, matey

For The Spectator by Rod Liddle
September 1, 2018
Mumrock. A lucrative genre, dating from the beginning of the 1970s, when Mums suddenly wanted something a little bit hip. My own mother briefly succumbed to the inane imagery and kindergarten melody of ‘Song Sung Blue’, sometime in 1972, before she moved on to more sophisticated stuff (Gilbert O’Sullivan, as I recall). This is Diamond’s 40th anniversary collection of hits, live or otherwise.... -Liddle
Ouch! You can read Liddle's full review at: :arrow: https://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/09/pre ... -reviewed/

Hot August Night III
2 CD/DVD Set

What are the Amazon reviewers saying about Hot August Night III?

Amazon is hearing "beautiful noises" over there. No "cracklin' rosies" from the fans. In fact, Diamond's newest release has earned a 4.8 / 5.0 star rating! Check out a long-time fan's post by "Cat Prince Chunk", one of many fans who love and appreciate this "Hot" album!

:arrow: https://tinyurl.com/y8rorvsq

Track List:
Disc: 1
1. Overture
2. Soolaimon
3. Beautiful Noise
4. Forever In Blue Jeans
5. Love On The Rocks
6. Hello Again
7. September Morn
8. Play Me
9. Shilo
10. Red, Red Wine
11. You Got To Me
12. Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon
13. Thank The Lord For The Night Time
14. Cherry, Cherry
15. Kentucky Woman
16. Solitary Man
17. Glory Road
18. Chelsea Morning
19. I'm A Believer
20. Happy Birthday Rose
21. Cracklin' Rosie

Disc: 2
1. And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind
2. Pretty Amazing Grace
3. We
4. Stones
5. You Don't Bring Me Flowers
6. Holly Holy
7. Morningside
8. Crunchy Granola Suite
9. Sweet Caroline
10. Sweet Caroline - Reprise
11. I Am... I Said
12. Walk Off
13. America
14. Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show
15. I've Been This Way Before
16. Walk Off
17. Band Bows
18. Audience Exit

DVD Disc: 3
1. 1. Overture [Concert Film]
2. Soolaimon [Concert Film]
3. Beautiful Noise [Concert Film]
4. Forever In Blue Jeans [Concert Film]
5. Love On The Rocks [Concert Film]
6. Hello Again [Concert Film]
7. September Morn [Concert Film]
8. Play Me [Concert Film]
9. Shilo [Concert Film]
10. Red, Red Wine [Concert Film]
11. You Got To Me [Concert Film]
12. Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon [Concert Film]
13. Thank The Lord For The Night Time [Concert Film]
14. Cherry, Cherry [Concert Film]
15. Kentucky Woman [Concert Film]
16. Solitary Man [Concert Film]
17. Glory Road [Concert Film]
18. Chelsea Morning [Concert Film]
19. I'm A Believer [Concert Film]
20. Happy Birthday Rose [Concert Film]
21. Cracklin' Rosie [Concert Film]

DVD Disc: 4
1. And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind [Concert Film]
2. Pretty Amazing Grace [Concert Film]
3. We [Concert Film]
4. Stones [Concert Film]
5. You Don't Bring Me Flowers [Concert Film]
6. Holly Holy [Concert Film]
7. Morningside [Concert Film]
8. Crunchy Granola Suite [Concert Film]
9. Sweet Caroline [Concert Film]
10. Sweet Caroline - Reprise [Concert Film]
11. I Am... I Said [Concert Film]
12. Walk Off [Concert Film]
13. America [Concert Film]
14. Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show [Concert Film]
15. I've Been This Way Before [Concert Film]
16. Walk Off [Concert Film]
17. Band Bows [Concert Film]
18. Audience Exit [Concert Film]

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Re: Glen's Music Peers - What Are They Doing Now? updated 8/5/18

Post by admin » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:15 pm

Great biographical post about Bill Pitman, Randy. Thank you.
(I hadn't known how tight he was with the wrecking crew or even the recordings he was famous for.)
I hope you are having a good summer. :)

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Re: Glen's Music Peers - What Are They Doing Now? updated 8/5/18

Post by Randy » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:40 pm

Found this to be a nice read about Bill Pitman, Wrecking Crew member and played on his tv show.


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Re: Glen's Music Peers - What Are They Doing Now? updated 8/5/18

Post by admin » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:27 pm

Capitol Records released an EP with four tracks from Bobbie Gentry's upcoming box set, THE GIRL FROM CHICKASAW COUNTY.

YouTube created this playlist with the 4 gorgeous tracks: https://tinyurl.com/y7x52b4e
The EP is also available on Sp*tify and iT*nes.

You can also listen to these tracks here on Glen Campbell Forums:

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Re: Glen's Music Peers - What Are They Doing Now? updated 8/5/18

Post by dee2 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:01 am

Thank you, Cowpoke.
True, Glen Campbell's officialdom as a bonafide member of The Beach Boys seems to have ebbed and flowed over the years! (This would make for an interesting topic!)

Updates for the SirirusXM radio broadcast on the Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys Channel (Ch. 4):
In addition to today's debut (Friday, August 10 at 5 pm ET), The Beach Boys' interview replays Friday, August 10 at 8 pm ET; Saturday, August 11 at 12 pm ET; Sunday, August 12 at 3pm and 10 pm ET; Tuesday, August 14 at 2 pm ET; and Wednesday, August 15 at 11 pm ET.

Below are (currently unlisted) excerpts from the interview:

Highlight: PETSOUNDS

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Re: Glen's Music Peers - What Are They Doing Now? updated 8/5/18

Post by Cowpoke » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:15 pm

Great posts Dee. Btw, I love the fact that Beach Boys Legacy lists Glen as one of the 10 official Beach Boys. Not everyone in the BB fan community agrees with that assessment. But I do of course!

I'm a carefree, range ridin', driftin' cowpoke...

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~~~Wax up your surfboard and get ready to catch the (air) waves this week
with GLEN CAMPBELL's former band mates, THE BEACH BOYS.~~~

THE BEACH BOYS REUNITE! On July 30, 2018, Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, Mike Love, David Marks and Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys reunited on stage for a "Town Hall" conversation to be broadcast on SiriusXM radio. Moderated by Rob Reiner and held at the Capitol Studios in Hollywood, California, this historic event was arranged as a springboard for discussing The Beach Boys' newest album. Fans will be able to listen to and engage with the event on SiriusXM radio this week, August 10th.

Why historic? A few of many reasons include:

*This occasion marks the first time The Beach Boys appeared together since their band's 2012 50th anniversary tour.

*They gather not only for conversation with host Rob Reiner and, of course, each other, but also with fans!
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*The Boys gathered at Studio A at Capitol Records, where they last recorded together more than 55 years ago.

*The highlight of the Town Hall programming included discussion about their latest album, released by Capitol/UMe on June 8th, 'The Beach Boys With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra'. The album includes 17 tracks that meld original Beach Boys' vocal performances with new symphonic arrangements performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios (The Beatles, Pink Floyd) located in London, England.

*Perhaps for the first time ever, some of the stories behind The Beach Boys' songs and albums are revealed to the public, including the Brian Wilson song that made Paul McCartney cry when he first heard it.

*In the history of broadcasting, radio was the music industry's most important platform for delivering music (and more). SiriusXM proves (Dee's opinion only) radio still rules the airways with open mic, live programming such as this one.

*Based on information provided by early press releases, the original vocals of The Beach Boys were utilized for the new album. The album's liner notes still credit both the original singers and the original studio musicians. Glen Campbell is credited on these tracks:

HELP ME, RHONDA (GUITAR) [Some credible sources do not credit Glen on this song; rather, he is credited for HELP ME, RONDA, the first Beach Boys' recording of this song prior to its "remake" as "HELP ME, RHONDA". Note the difference in the spelling of Rhonda/Ronda, which helps to distinguish these two very different recordings.]


Billboard has been covering the new album as well as the historic broadcast. Melinda Newman of Billboard identified 7 highlights of the Town Hall meeting, one of which referenced GLEN CAMPBELL. You can read the highlights here:
https://www.billboard.com/articles/news ... hall-recap

:arrow: The Town Hall begins airing on Aug. 10th, 5 pm EST/PST in the US, Puerto Rico and Canada on SiriusXM channel 4, a satellite radio channel dedicated this summer only to the Boys' music and titled "Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys Channel".

Album Preview Video from their latest joint project (look for their homage to The Beatles at the very beginning of this clip):
Upcoming Project: It was Christmas in April when Brian Wilson announced his 2018 holiday concert tour with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, performing 'The Beach Boys Christmas Album' in its entirety. Dates & locations are now listed on Brian's official website (with additional appearances to be hopefully added). Also, on Brian Wilson's website:
Fans can expect to hear Beach Boy classics “Little Saint Nick,” “The Man with all The Toys,” and a selection of Brian’s favorite Yuletide songs including “Blue Christmas” and “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town.”

Wilson will also perform songs from his critically acclaimed solo album What I Really Want for Christmas named for its Bernie Taupin-penned title track as well as “Christmasey,” with lyrics by his friend JIMMY WEBB.
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Re: Glen's Music Peers - What Are They Doing Now?

Post by dee2 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:21 am

Follow-up post to the Tribute to Roger Miller album announced in a previous post below:

((Listen)) to a preview of Dolly Parton (featuring Alison Krauss) singing THE LAST WORD IN LONESOME IS ME and Brad Paisley on DANG ME:

....at RollingStone's website: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... cs-698556/

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Re: Glen's Music Peers - What Are They Doing Now?

Post by dee2 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:39 pm

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Another PEER update today, this one about the King of Rock 'n' Roll!

Fifty years after Elvis Presley's infamous, televised '68 Comeback Special, fans around the world will have an opportunity to watch the special on the big screen, "king-size", at a Fathom-sponsored event on August 16 and 20, hopefully at a movie theater near you!

Iconic Television Special starring singer Elvis Presley, originally aired on December 3, 1968. It marked Elvis Presley’s return to live performance and re-launched Presley’s singing career. This anniversary event includes the legendary television special, plus an exclusive look at the making of the special, featuring a walkthrough of the NBC soundstage with insights from director/producer Steve Binder and others influenced by Presley, his music and this iconic event. For showtimes and ticket pre-orders (highly recommended by Dee), U.S. and International, visit Fathom's official website at: https://www.fathomevents.com/events/elv ... l/theaters.*

*Excerpt and trailer are courtesy of Fathom Events.

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Re: Glen's Music Peers - What Are They Doing Now?

Post by dee2 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:54 pm

Roger Miller
January 2, 1936 - October 25, 1992
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Twenty-six years after Roger Miller passed away, the King of the Road will be honored with an important tribute album due for release by BMG on August 31, 2018. Produced by Miller’s son Dean Miller and Colby Barnum Wright, the 2-disc album includes covers by more than 25 artists, from Dolly Parton to Ringo Starr. A television special in honor of Roger is in the works, too.
Early press notes* provide a tantilizing short list of things you may or may not know about Roger Miller:
He was a fireman who got fired for sleeping through fires.
He held the record for the most GRAMMYs in a single night for 18 years — until Michael Jackson broke it in 1984 with ‘Thriller.’
He and Leonard Nimoy were in Army boot camp together.
He was one of the first people to reach the site of the plane crash that killed Patsy Cline.
His songs have been covered by George Jones, Barbra Streisand, Glen Campbell, Neil Diamond, R.E.M. and dozens of others.
He beat out The Beatles for a GRAMMY award.
He recorded the first version of “Me and Bobbie McGee.”
He had a rhyme for “orange.” (“Door hinge” according to Roger's son Dean.)
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The Official Press Release for 'King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller':
'King of the Road' Recruits Ringo Starr, Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson, Dozens More to Honor Roger Miller
Out Aug. 31, the Tribute to Country's Most Influential Eccentric also Features Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard
'King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller,' out Aug. 31 via BMG, pays long overdue respects to one of American music's premier entertainers and songwriters. The two-disc collection contains new renditions of Miller's songs by Ringo Starr, Dolly Parton, Eric Church, Loretta Lynn, John Goodman and more than two dozen others, including Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard on one track. Produced by Miller's son, Dean Miller, and Colby Barnum Wright, 'King of the Road' offers a fresh look at the work of a creative giant who has been gone 26 years but whose genius continues to shape contemporary music in ways both overt and subtle.

Before Miller's premature death of cancer at age 56, the Country Music Hall of Famer had 31 Top 40 Billboard country hits (10 of which crossed over to the pop chart), including his signature songs "Dang Me" and "King of the Road." He held the record for most GRAMMY wins in a single night until Michael Jackson and 'Thriller' broke it in 1984. Miller wrote songs and voiced a character for Walt Disney's 1973 Robin Hood film. He also wrote the music and lyrics for the Tony-winning Big River, helping launch the career of actor John Goodman, who reprises the musical's "Guv'ment" on 'King of the Road.' As Dean Miller writes in liner notes accompanying 'King of the Road,' "Roger Miller was too gigantic to be contained by genres and definitions."

'King of the Road' includes versions of Miller's biggest '60s hits, like "Chug-A-Lug" (Asleep at the Wheel ft. Huey Lewis) and "England Swings" (Lyle Lovett), and lesser-known treasures from a catalog full of gems. As with Miller's own output, the album contains plenty of unexpected turns -- country superstar Eric Church's playful take on Robin Hood's "Oo De Lally," for instance, or Starr's selection of "Hey, Would You Hold It Down?," a song from Miller's long-out-of-print 1979 'Making a Name for Myself' album. By any standard of measurement, Miller was "one of the greatest songwriters that ever lived" -- even if he did say so himself. And he did, in the first of a handful of the album's live-performance interstitials that capture the spontaneous wit of a mind that operated at a breakneck pace.

There is a television event in the works, more information coming soon.

The scope of material and performances on 'King of the Road' both capture Miller's personality and convey an astonishing legacy that's still felt today. "Roger Miller didn't have to say much," Dean writes in the liners. "You were simply drawn to him. He had a magnetic smile, and electric wit and a passion for life and music that transcended generations."

'King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller' Tracklist:
Disc One
Greatest Songwriter (Banter)
Chug-a-Lug - Asleep at the Wheel ft. Huey Lewis
Dang Me - Brad Paisley
Leavin's Not the Only Way to Go - The Stellas/Lennon and Maisy
Kansas City Star - Kacey Musgraves
World So Full of Love - Rodney Crowell
Old Friends (Banter)
Old Friends - Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard
Lock Stock and Teardrops - Mandy Barnett
You Oughta Be Here With Me - Alison Krauss ft. The Cox Family
The Crossing - Ronnie Dunn, The Blind Boys of Alabama
In the Summertime - The Earls of Leicester ft. Shawn Camp
Fiddle (Banter)
England Swings - Lyle Lovett
You Can't Rollerskate in a Buffalo Herd - Various Artists
Half a Mind - Loretta Lynn
Invitation to the Blues - Shooter Jennings, Jessi Colter
It Only Hurts Me When I Cry (Live) - Dwight Yoakam

Disc Two
Mouth Noises (Banter)
Oo De Lally - Eric Church
Engine, Engine #9 - Emerson Hart ft. Jon Randall
When Two Worlds Collide - Flatt Lonesome
Reincarnation - Cake
You Can't Do Me This Way and Get By With It - Dean Miller ft. The McCrary Sisters
Chicken S#$! (Banter)
Nothing Can Stop Me - Toad the Wet Sprocket
Husbands and Wives - Jamey Johnson ft. Emmylou Harris
I'll Pickup My Heart and Go Home - Lily Meola
I Believe in the Sunshine - Daphne and the Mystery Machines
Guv'ment - John Goodman
Old Songwriters Never Die (Banter)
Hey, Would You Hold It Down? - Ringo Starr
The Last Word in Lonesome Is Me - Dolly Parton ft. Alison Krauss
I'd Come Back to Me - Radney Foster ft. Tawnya Reynolds
One Dying and a Burying - The Dead South
Do Wacka Do - Robert Earl Keen, Jr.
King of the Road - Various Artists

*Press Release & Photos Courtesy of Shore Fire Media

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