Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Share Previously Unreleased ‘Ivory Tower’

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young have released “Ivory Tower,” a previously unreleased song they had recorded for their debut album, Déjà Vu.

A video for the song along with narration behind the making of it has debuted on Rhino Records’ YouTube channel. The clip features a montage of archival photos of Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Graham Nash and Neil Young, as well as drummer Dallas Taylor and bassist Greg Reeves.

Stills wrote “Ivory Tower.” The video narration says he had intended to record it for Manassas. The song eventually evolved as “Little Miss Bright Eyes” for Stills’ solo project.

Stills says the lyrics for the song were inspired by several women he new from Laurel Canyon scene and that the song was about “those who think they are more than they are, and they hold forth.”

“This song fits perfectly for today because it’s just so mean. Social networking caught up with it,” he adds.

The song is now set to feature on the group’s upcoming expanded 50th anniversary reissue of Déjà Vu, due out on May 14. The deluxe edition will be issued as a four-CD/one-vinyl LP set, a deluxe five-LP package and digitally. In addition to the album’s ten original songs, the re-issue will also feature 38 extra tracks.

Source: RTT Music News

This day in 1968: Syd Barrett departs Pink Floyd

This day in 1968 – Pink Floyd announced founder Syd Barrett had officially left the group. Barrett was suffering from psychiatric disorders compounded by drug use. Barrett would release two solo albums in 1970; “The Madcap Laughs” and “Barrett” before withdrawing from public life. Barrett died at home in Cambridge on July 7, 2006 aged 60, from pancreatic cancer.

Foreigner’s Jeff Pilson Says Songs Are More Famous Than The Band

During a recent interview with Audio Ink Radio, Foreigner bassist Jeff Pilson told Anne Erickson that their songs and music are more famous than the band.

To a question about the secret to the band’s success, Pilson said, “It’s the songs, for sure. Foreigner was really never much of an image band, so I would say it’s definitely the music. You could talk to people on the street, and you may find a lot of people that don’t really know the name Foreigner, but you won’t find anybody that hasn’t heard of ‘Cold as Ice’ or ‘Hot Blooded’ and stuff like that.”

“So the songs and the music are more famous than the band, which is amazing, because it gives us the ability to do this long-term touring and bringing it out there,” he added. “It’s just an amazing collection of songs that Foreigner has. It’s amazing — it really is. So, yeah, it’s the music that’s connecting with people. And, sure, people have fallen in love with personalities and all that kind of stuff over the years, but I really think it’s the music. And I love that, because I love the music too.”

Pilson said although most people don’t know Foreigner by name, he and the band are perfectly fine with that.

Source: RTT Music News

The Eagles’ ‘The Millennium Concert’ To Make Vinyl Debut

The Eagles’ 2000 live album The Millennium Concert is set to come out on vinyl on April 2.

The 12-song album features performances from Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit and Don Felder during the band’s December 31, 1999 show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The Eagles originally released the record as part of the 2000 box set, Selected Works: 1972-1999, and later as part of their extensive 2018 collection, Legacy. However, this is the first time the record will be out on vinyl.

The band is also reissuing its 1980 live album Eagles Live and the 2007 studio album Long Road Out of Eden on vinyl on April 2.

Eagles, The Millennium ConcertTrack Listing:

1. “Hotel California”
2. “Victim of Love”
3. “Peaceful Easy Feeling”
4. “Please Come Home for Christmas”
5. “Ol’ 55”
6. “Take It to the Limit”
7. “Those Shoes”
8. “Funky New Year”
9. “Dirty Laundry”
10. “Funk #49”
11. “All She Wants to Do is Dance”
12. “The Best of My Love”

Source: RTT Music News

Born on this day in 1939 – Marvin Gaye

Born on this day in 1939 – Marvin Gaye, singer, songwriter who had a 1968 US No.1 & 1969 UK No.1 single with ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’ and a 1982 US No.3 & UK No.4 single with ‘Sexual Healing’. Gaye was a member of the doo-wop group The Moonglows in the late 1950s, and then signed with Motown Records subsidiary, Tamla. He started off as a session drummer, but later ranked as the label’s top-selling solo artist during the 1960s. He was crowned “The Prince of Motown” and “The Prince of Soul”. He was shot dead by his father on April 1st 1984.


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Cream’s ‘Live At The Forum’ To Be Released On Vinyl For The First Time

A recording of Cream’s show at the Forum in Los Angeles during their Goodbye Tour in 1968 is set to be released on vinyl for the first time.

Live at the Forum, which was originally released as part of the four-CD box set Goodbye Tour Live 1968, will be released as a standalone limited edition, blue, 2LP set on April 23.

Cream, which consisted of singer/guitarist Eric Clapton, singer/bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker, broke up in 1968 after just two years together.

“Cream was a shambling circus of diverse personalities who happened to find that catalyst together… any one of us could have played unaccompanied for a good length of time,” Clapton said.

He added, “So you put the three of us together in front of an audience willing to dig it limitlessly, we could have gone on forever… And we did… just going for the moon every time we played.”

Live at the Forum Tracklisting:

Side 1

1. “Introduction by Buddy Miles”
2. “White Room”
3. “Politician”
4. “I’m So Glad”

Side 2

1. “Sitting on Top of the World”
2. “Crossroads”
3. “Sunshine of Your Love”

Side 3

1. “Traintime”
2. “Toad”

Side 4

1. “Spoonful”


Source: RTT Music News

Born on this day in 1946 – Ronnie Lane

Born on this day in 1946 – Ronnie Lane, bass player and vocalist with Small Faces who had a 1967 UK No.3 & US No.16 single with ‘Itchycoo Park’ and a 1968 UK No.1 album with ‘Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake’. As The Faces they had a 1972 UK No.6 & US No.17 single with ‘Stay With Me’. Ronnie then formed Slim Chance, who had a 1974 UK No.5 single with ‘How Come’. He died on June 4th 1997, aged 51, after a 20 year battle with multiple sclerosis.

Steven Van Zandt To Publish Memoir ‘Unrequited Infatuations’ In September

Stevie Van Zandt is set to publish his memoir, “Unrequited Infatuations,” via Hachette on September 28.

According to Hachette, the memoir “chronicles the twists and turns of Stevie Van Zandt’s always surprising life. It is more than just the testimony of a globe-trotting nomad, more than the story of a groundbreaking activist, more than the odyssey of a spiritual seeker, and more than a master class in rock and roll (not to mention a dozen other crafts).”

The book will also discuss Van Zandt’s work as an activist, particularly surrounding South African apartheid and the 1985 album Sun City, which featured several artists, including Ringo Starr, Peter Gabriel, Gil Scott-Heron, Miles Davis, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Bono, Keith Richards, Miles Davis, and Herbie Hancock.

“I’ve seen enough things that could be useful that justified writing them down and sharing them,” Van Zandt said in a statement. “As far as my life story? Well I hope this book explains it to me!”

Publisher Mary Ann Naples at Hachette notes. “Stevie Van Zandt’s story is a singular arc in American culture. From his vantage point as a witness to the renaissance era of rock & roll to consequential activism and a third act in groundbreaking television, Hachette Books is proud to bring Van Zandt’s odyssey to readers.”

Source: RTT Music News


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