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What happens when you mix what is - arguably - the world's most interesting record company, with an anarchist manic-depressive rock music historian polymath, and a method of dissemination which means that a daily rock-music magazine can be almost instantaneous?

Most of this blog is related in some way to the music, books and films produced by Gonzo Multimedia, but the editor has a grasshopper mind and so also writes about all sorts of cultural issues which interest him, and which he hopes will interest you as well.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Gonzo Signs Mimi Page for Distribution


Gonzo MD Rob Ayling today announced the signing of LA based Singer/Songwriter Mimi Page to Gonzo for distribution. You can read more about Mimi below but Rob Ayling said:

"I am excited, she is true artist, stunningly original and breath takingly creative. We are looking forward to a long and creative relatonship with Mimi"



Mimi Page is a singer/songwriter living in Los Angeles, CA. Her unique style blends ethereal, dreamy soundscapes with melodic, thought provoking vocals. Mimi’s songs have been widely received by the electronic music community and has charted #1 on Amazon.com and #11 on iTunes for her single “This Fire.” Both singles “New” and “Gravity” have charted Top 10 on radio stations Sirius/XM Chill and Soma.FM Lush. Mimi has also collaborated and performed with some of the top rising producers of the electronic music community including Goldrush, Gladkill, Elfkowitz, ill-Gates, Phrenik and Shotgun Radio. Mimi is actively scoring independent films along with licensing original songs to film and television.

You can find out more about Mimi Page by checking her website

www.mimipage.com

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman Live Album Available to Buy Now!


Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman The Living Tree In Concert Part 1


The Live Anderson Rick Wakeman Album The Living Tree In Concert part One is now available to purchase directly from the Gonbzo Multimedia Website directly NOW!
The album will be available at the website prior to release in the shops and online dealers so if you want to own the album before the official release date please go here now:

http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/product_details/15405/Anderson_-_Wakeman-Live.html


The album was recorded during the duo's British tour in 2010 and comes housed in a sleeve designed by Mark Wilkinson who was also responsible for the design of the artwork for The Living Tree. The track listing is below and features songs from the duo's debut album The Living Tree alongside some Yes classics.



01. And You & I

02. Living Tree Part 1

03. Morning Star

04. Long Distance

05. The Garden

06. Living Tree Part 2

07. Time and a Word

08. Just One Man

09. 232411

10. Southside

11. House Of Freedom

12. The Meeting

Monday, 17 October 2011

Karnataka New Light Tour 2012


Karnataka have announced a full scale British toiur for early 2012. The tour which heads out under the title New Light Tour begins in january and continues through until March

This will be the first major tour with new vocalist Hayley Griffiths fronting the band. It is hoped to make an announcement concerning a London Concert date Shortly. Concert tickets can be booked by clicking on the links at the bands website here

http://www.karnataka.org.uk/news.html

Dates below

January 20th Norwich Arts Centre Norwich
January 26th High Barn Great Bardsfield
January 28th Montgomery Hall Wath Upon Dearne
February 3rd The Astor Theatre Deal
February 10th The Stables Milton Keynes
February 12th The Wharf Tavistock
February 15th Chequer Mead Theatre East Grinstead
February 17th Colston Hall 2 Bristol
February 19th Robin 2 Bilston
February 23rd The Met Bury
February 25th Lowdham Village Hall Lowdham
February 29th Pontardawe Arts Centre Pontardawe
March 2nd Queens Hall Edinburgh
March 3rd Brewery Arts Centre Kendall

The bands most recent album The Gathering Light along with previous Karnataka albums can be ordered directly from the Gonzo Multimedia website Here:

http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/artists/6065/Karnataka

Dagmar Krause Live Concert in Manchester



The songs of Brecht, Weill and Eisler
Dagmar Krause entertains with her extraordinary vocal talents


A remarkable and distinctive vocalist, Dagmar Krause is recognised as a major interpreter of the German song tradition. With the release of her 80s albums Supply & Demand and Tank Battles she earned the acclaim of critics around the world. She is considered to be a leading exponent of the songs by Bertholt Brecht, Kurt Weill and Hanns Eisler.

A magnetic performer, possessing a ferocious intensity and passion, Krause is returning to this repertoire for the first time in several years. This is a one-off performance, by special invitation from the Royal Exchange Theatre Co to coincide with their production of C P Taylor's GOOD.


Tickets available from here:

http://www.royalexchange.org.uk/event.aspx?id=446

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Bill Bruford Biography LIMITED EDITION! 500 Copies!!



A special limited edition of Bill Bruford's best-selling autobiography is to be published in a Deluxe edition. Each set is individually hand signed by Bill.
The set includes an exclusive new double vinyl album, From Conception to Birth.

Bill Bruford has entered the bespoke Publishing market with a limited edition package of his Biography

Bill Bruford who over the last forty plus years has led his own bands, Bruford and Earthworks was a founder member of Yes and also worked with King Crimson and for a short period Genesis publishes the limited edition version of his book via Foruli publishing.If you order before mid November you can purchase the package with a 10% discount so hurry and order now while the offer is still "LIVE"

Here are the details

A hand signed and numbered hand bound limited edition book
Hand printed book cover with embossing
An authentication hologram in the book
Extra material not published in the first edition paperback
A limited edition 10" vinyl double album
Die cut record sleeves
Two limited edition art prints suitable for framing
A custom handmade slipcase
A piece of one of Bill's own gig-played Paiste cymbals


Full details on the contents of the limited package including photos etc and details on how to order are available here:
http://www.foruli.co.uk/

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

IONA Another Realm UK Tour Continues



On Wednesday IONA will be embarking on the latest leg of their 'Another Realm' UK tour, the last in the UK for this year. Tickets are still available for all 4 gigs. There has been some tremendous feedback from the 8 previous 'Another Realm' UK dates and most are agreed that the band are sounding as strong as ever. Please let your friends know about the dates

Supporting IONA on all the dates (apart from Bolton) is the wonderful Scottish singer-songwriter Yvonne Lyon, who is deservedly gaining a formidable reputation:

The dates are below but as ever plese check with the venue before travelling:


Wednesday 12th Oct
The Musician, Clyde Street, Leicester, E1 2DE
Tel: 0116 251 0080 £14 adv £16 door
www.themusicianpub.co.uk/

Thursday 13th Oct Half Moon, Putney, 93 Lower Richmond Road, London, SW15 1EU
8pm start, £14 adv £16 door
www.halfmoon.co.uk


Friday 14th Oct

Farncombe Music Club, St. John’s Church, St. John’s Street, Farncombe, Surrey, GU7 3EH
£17.00 adv £20 door - information / ticket reservation tel. 01483 421520
www.wegottickets.com/julianlewrymusic

Saturday 15th Oct
Kings Centre, Boundary Industrial Estate, Millfield Road, BOLTON, BL2 6QW
Venue phone - 01204 895804 £15.00 adv £17.00 door
www.christiantickets.co.uk
NB profit from this gig goes towards the fantastic work of Street Soccer Academy

Paramount Sessions:A double deluxe Album featuring Adam Lambert & Steve Cooke


Paramount Sessions
A double deluxe Album featuring Adam Lambert & Steve Cooke


Gonzo UK will release the exclusive double album of Paramount Sessions on November 7th. 20 high-end recordings of the strong and soulful voices of Adam Lambert and Steve Cooke singing with Seal and Madonna’s backing band, at the infamous Paramount studios in Hollywood, USA.



Easy listening, rock ballads re-mixed and mastered, featuring never released songs, outtakes and long plays from Adam Lambert.

Both albums feature international artists like Monte Pittman, (guitar Madonna/Adam Lambert), Madonna’s/Seal’s rhythm section, Steve Sidelnyk on drums and Marcus Brown on keys and bass. Additional musicians are Ric Fierabraci on bass and Phil X (Bon Jovi) adding some special guitar licks.

Pictured above Steve Cooke and Gono MD Rob Ayling

3 Videos featuring some of the above musicians on the album can be viewed by clicking the links below:

Radio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXZC9caoCTA

Gravity
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf4yT_2mQmo

Colder
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0I7DrEnSoQ

Monday, 10 October 2011

David Bedford R.I.P



We here at Gonzo were saddened to hear of the death of David Bedford. David had been battling lung cancer for some time when he died on October 1st.

He was involved in the career of many rock artists in addition to composing and releasing his own albums including the Rime of The Ancient Mariner, The Odyssey and Stars End to name just three.

He is probably best remembered by Rock fans for his work with Mike Oldfield on Tubular Bells and The Orchestral Tubular Bells. David also worked with Mike in Kevin Ayers band The Whole World at the start of the seventies.

His most recent release was through Gonzo and was a live recording of The Odyssey recorded with an all star cast of musicians at the Royal Albert Hall in January 1977.

Gonzo MD Rob Ayling said this about David Bedford.

"I have been a fan of David's work for many years and he worked with so many artists over the years that formed a great deal of my record collection including Kevin Ayers, Roy Harper and of course Mike Oldfield. I was thrilled to be able to work with David on some of his own releases through Voiceprint and Gonzo including the most recent Live release of The Odyssey concert. I shall miss his music but also miss the man immensely"

David Bedford 4th August 1937-1st October 2011

Eliza Carthy Band October Tour Dates


Eliza Carthy Band October tour dates as follows:

Eliza Carthy and her band are on tour through October . The tour dates are listed below. Eliza who as part of The Gift band recently released the Gift band CD and DVD

Weds 12th October – Ropetackle AC, Shoreham

Thurs 13th October – Colston Hall, Bristol

Fri 14th October – Lighthouse, Poole

Sun 16th October - Cleere's, Kilkenny,

Mon 17th October - Belfast Festival

Tue 18th October - Upstairs @ Whelan's, Dublin ,

Thurs 20th October – Quarterhouse, Folkestone

Fri 21st October – Cathedral, Sheffield

Sat 22nd October – The Met, Bury

Tues 25th October – The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Weds 26th October – KOKO, LONDON – SPECIAL GUESTS WITH TINARIWEN (Eliza Carthy Trio)

Friday 28th October – Womex Showcase, Copenhagen Concert Center

Eliza Carthy Gift Band On Tour Union Chapel November 2010 DVD Released


This is an incredibly intimate experience.

Even though it is shot in the splendour of the Union Chapel, all moody and
churchlike, watching it, you still feel as though you are in the room with the
Carthy family having a private sing song.
Norma and Eliza chat and banter throughout and the music is
spontaneous and sublime.

The set consists of songs from the multi-award winning GIFT album as well
material from Norma Waterson solo albums – virtually all of which they haven’t
played live before.

The tour was abruptly cut short, not as expected by Eliza’s baby arriving
early (she is 8 months pregnant – and magnificent – at the time of the tour!)
but by Norma’s sudden and almost fatal illness, that left her hospitalized
for the next 8 months.

Thankfully Norma is now back home making a slow but sure recovery,
much to everyone’s huge relief.

Featuring a wonderful performance from Norma, sympathetically supported
by Eliza, Martin and the rest of the band – this is a unique experience not to
be missed by Waterson and Carthy fans both old and new.


Track Listing
Chaps Of Cockaigny
Fare Thee Well Cold Winter
Boston Burglar
Ukulele Lady / (If Paradise is) Half as Nice
Dreaming
Brother Can You Spare A Dime - Al Bowlly's in Heaven
Go and Leave me
The Nightingale
Poor Wayfaring Stranger
Joseph Locke
Bunch of Thyme
Fred Astaire
Rose and the Lilly
God Loves a Drunk
Grace Darling
Prairie Lullaby
Shallow Brown


The GIFT band are:
Norma Waterson (vocals)
Eliza Carthy (vocals, violin, accordion)
Martin Carthy (guitar, banjo, vocals)
Phil Alexander (piano, accordion, vocals)
Aidan Curran (guitar, mandolin, vocals)
David Donnelly (double bass, vocal

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Notes From The Edge For News about Yes and Former members of Yes!




As you may be aware Gonzo Multimedia in all its various guises have released a great many albums and DVDs both from Yes and also various former and current members of Yes. As you can imagine we here at Gonzo love the band in all its various formats and formations and the various ex members have always released some of the most amazing music.
If you want to be kept up with what is happening with the guys in Yes both the current line up of the band or the previous members of Yes. Check out this page and click Like. Notes From The Edge have been the most consistent and highly regarded outlet for all things Yes for may years and do it better than anyone. Check out the page and Please click Like now!

https://www.facebook.com/NotesFromtheEdge

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman The Living Tree In Concert Part One: Released In November


The Live Anderson Rick Wakeman Album The Living Tree In Concert part One will be released through Gonzo Multimedia on November 28th

The album was recorded during the duo's British tour in 2010 and comes housed in a sleeve designed by Mark Wilkinson who was also responsible for the design of the artwork for The Living Tree. The track listing is below and features songs from the duo's debut album The Living Tree alongside some Yes classics.



01. And You & I

02. Living Tree Part 1

03. Morning Star

04. Long Distance

05. The Garden

06. Living Tree Part 2

07. Time and a Word

08. Just One Man

09. 232411

10. Southside

11. House Of Freedom

12. The Meeting
 

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