Rare Pressings of Classic Dylan Album Discovered

Rare Pressings of Classic Dylan Album Discovered

Rolling Stone reports: "A test pressing of Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks – one of rock's rarest records with only five known existing copies – is now available thanks to Amoeba Music. The West Coast record chain recently acquired the test pressing of the classic LP, dubbed the "New York" version, as part of a lot of 4,000 vinyl records that Amoeba acquired from the personal collection of "an iconic industry family." The asking price on one of the most in-demand vinyl records among Dylanphiles: $12,000."

Andrew Combs Announces UK Tour

Andrew Combs Announces UK Tour

opener to be Barna Howard

Following on from well received opening slots on the recent Justin Townes Earle tour, Andrew Combs has announced a return to the UK this September as a headliner in his own right.  Following on from an appearance at End Of The Road Festival on Friday 4th September, Andrew and his band will tour the UK promoting the latest album "All These Dreams." The album marked a huge step forward for the Nashville-based singer-songwriter. Using his gifts for lyricism and wry observation, Combs weaves tales of love, sin and redemption in a style that recalls any number of classic country and singer-songwriters.  Combs continues to carve out his own singular path as an artist.

Larkin Poe Hit the UK Today for Dates

Larkin Poe Hit the UK Today for Dates

Siblings confirm no murders in the Rue Morgue - yet.

They say madness runs in the family. They say the same about creativity and passion. That's good news for Larkin Poe's sister duo Rebecca and Megan Lovell, distant but traceable descendants of tortured artist and creative genius Edgar Allen Poe.  More importantly though is that Larkin Poe's early blend of folk and country with a discernible ratcheting up of the volume as they took on a rockier edge has serve to make them Americana-UK favourites (check their CD reviews), so it's a pleasure to announce that Larkin Poe will continue their musical progression with a new single - ‘Stubborn Love’ - which surfaces on 31 July.  It celebrates, if that's the right word, the central internal dynamic of the band on the road “Every time we fight in a hotel room / Stubborn love keeps pulling us on through.” 

James Taylor Scores First US Number One Album

James Taylor Scores First US Number One Album

Rolling Stone reports: "Forty-seven years after his debut album, James Taylor has finally scored his first Number One record on the Billboard 200. The singer's latest, Before This World, sold 97,000 copies in its debut week, giving the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee his first ever chart-topping album. In addition to being Taylor's first collection of new music in 13 years, the surprise Number One was also aided by a vigorous promotional campaign by SiriusXM, who dedicated a channel to the singer and hosted a Town Hall with Taylor prior to Before This World's arrival."

Brian Wilson Postpones UK Dates and Says They're His Last Ones Ever

Brian Wilson Postpones UK Dates and Says They're His Last Ones Ever

Uncut reports: "Brian Wilson has revealed his next European tour will be his last. The news came in a statement posted on Wilson’s website. In it, Wilson announced he is to postpone his current scheduled UK tour due to commitments in America. The UK tour was planned for September 2015, but Wilson has now decided to postpone the dates due to the success of the biopic, Love And Mercy."

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