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Peter Jackson’s Mammoth Beatles Documentary Is A Feast For Fans

There is already a movie about the Beatles making Let It Be. It is called Let It Be. Throughout January 1969, a crew led by director Michael Lindsay-Hogg — who had helmed the Beatles’ music videos for “Paperback Writer,” “Rain,” “Hey Jude,” and “Revolution” among other work at the center of 1960s rock — filmed the Fab Four rehearsing, recording, and ultimately giving their final public performance on the roof of their Apple Corps. headquarters in London. The Let It Be movie famously depicts a ba...
Tags: Music, London, John Lennon, George Harrison, The Beatles, Movie Review, Yoko Ono, Paul Mccartney, Peter Jackson, Ringo Starr, Beatles, George Martin, Jude, Glyn Johns, Apple Corps, Linda McCartney


Beatles ‘Let It Be’ Box Gets a Four-Track Sneak Preview With Alternate Takes and Mixes

The Beatles’ camp is heightening anticipation for the Oct. 15 release of a “Let It Be: Special Edition” boxed set by issuing four tracks to digital service providers today, representing different components of a collection that includes new mixes, unreleased vintage mixes and previously unheard alternate takes. In the latter category are never-before-heard variants of […]
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50 Years Later: Let It Be

It's hard to believe that the Beatles final album, Let It Be, was released 50 years ago. The album came out on May 8 and the documentary of the same name was released a week later in theaters in the US and two weeks later in the UK.  The story of the album is well known: Paul McCartney, at this point the de facto band leader, wanted to create a "back to basics" album, originally known as Get Back. Instead of the psychedelic studio production wizardry of Sergeant Pepper's, or the tension-...
Tags: UK, Film, US, Paul Mccartney, Guitars, Peter Jackson, Mccartney, Lennon, Phil Spector, Don, Spector, Glyn Johns, Music / DVDs, Michael Lindsay Hogg, Twickenham studios Film, Lindsay Hogg


Let It Be Revisited

It's hard to believe that the Beatles final album, Let It Be, was released 50 years ago. The album came out on May 8 and the documentary of the same name was released a week later in theaters in the US and two weeks later in the UK.  The story of the album is well known: Paul McCartney, at this point the de facto band leader, wanted to create a "back to basics" album, originally known as Get Back. Instead of the psychedelic studio production wizardry of Sergeant Pepper's, or the tension-...
Tags: UK, Film, US, Paul Mccartney, Guitars, Peter Jackson, Mccartney, Lennon, Phil Spector, Don, Spector, Glyn Johns, Music / DVDs, Michael Lindsay Hogg, Twickenham studios Film, Lindsay Hogg


Johnny Hallyday and the Art of Harmonious Schmaltz

I have long been accustomed, when faced with Americans' skepticism, to taking up the defense of Johnny Hallyday , the French rock musician who passed away on 5 December at 74. It has never been an easy task. The mirror that this unconditional admirer of America and its music held up to them was always too distorted for his extravagant stage persona to be recognized as anything but a kitschy Gallic misreading of rock, confirmation of the old Anglo-American saw that French pop mu...
Tags: Europe, Music, Politics, Bruce Springsteen, California, France, US, America, Rock, Jimi Hendrix, United States, Nicolas Sarkozy, Williams, Tennessee, Marseille, French Culture


Book Notes - Sean Egan "The Who on the Who"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Sean Egan's book The Who on the Who collects unedited interviews with the band's members, and taken collectively reads as an oral history. Mark Wilkerson wrote of the book: ...
Tags: Music, UK, David, Marriott, John, Rod Stewart, Jones, Pete Townshend, Bowie, Keith, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Stewart, Kenney, Townshend, Roger, Tommy


Clapton returns to blues roots on new album

In his first album as a septuagenarian, guitar virtuoso Eric Clapton is revisiting the blues roots that shaped his distinctive sound. On "I Still Do," the artist's 23rd studio album which comes out Friday, Clapton revisits songs by blues greats but has also recorded two original songs which have a strikingly similar feel. "I Still Do" marks the first time in nearly four decades that the 71-year-old worked with producer Glyn Johns, a force behind the classic rock sound of bands including The ...
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Eric Clapton new recording proves he can still do great songwriting and singing

Yes, he still does . . . Eric Clapton has reunited with famed producer Glyn Johns for his 23rd studio album "I Still Do," set for release on May 20 on his Bushbranch Records/Surfdog Records.
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'Angelo Mysterioso' identity not to be revealed, Clapton spokesman says

Eric Clapton will put out his 23rd solo album, I Still Do, this spring. The singer teamed with producer Glyn Johns, who has previously worked with the Rolling Stones, Eagles, Led Zeppelin and the Who and on Clapton's own 1977 LP, Slowhand, home of the... If you're wondering just who "Angelo Mysterioso," the unidentified player on Eric Clapton 's upcoming album "I Still Do," is, it looks like you'll have to just keep on guessing.
Tags: Eric Clapton, Clapton, Glyn Johns, Rolling Stones Eagles Led Zeppelin


Book Notes - Ian Brennan "How Music Dies (or Lives)"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Grammy-winning producer Ian Brennan's How Music Dies (or Lives): Field Recording and the Battle for Democracy in the Arts is one of the most thought-provoking books on mod...
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Eric Clapton Reunites with Producer Glyn Johns for New Studio Album, "I Still Do," Due Out in May

Eric Clapton will release a brand-new studio album called I Still Do on May 20. The project reunited the guitar legend with acclaimed producer Glyn Johns , who previously collaborated with Clapton on his multi-platinum 1977 album Slowhand and also has worked with The Rolling Stones , The Who , Led Zeppelin and The Eagles .
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Joan Armatrading :: Woncha Come On Home

Joan Armatrading reached newfound commercial heights with the release of her 1976 self-titled album; her third lp at that time and first working with producer Glyn Johns. The record featured Armatrading’s sole Top 10 single, the soaring and majestic “Love and Affection” – a track that firmly planted her as a pop star, albeit one […] [Link to media]
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A general's tale of the US's Gulf War follies and Glyn Johns' life in music

Military blunders and making records with The Beatles, The Who and more Page File El Reg bookworm Mark Diston looks at the latest from literature's non-fiction canon: US general Daniel Bolger endeavours to make sense of the senseless regarding America's operations in the Middle East and Glyn Johns, record producer for the stars, tells of his many, many, rock and roll years.…
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Rock soundman talks Beatles, Stones

Recording engineer and producer Glyn Johns is a walking, talking rebuttal to the maxim that if you remember the 1960s, you weren't there. He was there and he remembers everything. [Link to media]
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Bob Dylan Tried To Record An Album With The Beatles And The Rolling Stones [News]

Legendary producer Glyn Johns has revealed that Bob Dylan once intended to make the ultimate supergroup featuring himself, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones . As Rolling Stone notes , Dylan reportedly contacted Johns with the idea in 1969.
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In Sound Man Glyn Johns recalls his many encounters with rock 'n' roll royalty

In the opening pages of his memoir, Sound Man , record producer Glyn Johns offers his answer to the question of what exactly a record producer does: "You just have to have an opinion and the ego to express it more convincingly than anyone else. Every time I start another project, I wonder if I am going to get found out." [Link to media]
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A Day Drinking Exclusive Webisode, Chatting with Glyn Johns, Sam Llanas and Debra Fine, Plus a Premiere by The Cush

DAY DRINKING - "DUMPED OR FIRED" photo credit: Ben Sherman According to the Day Drinkers... "Have you heard the one about the radio DJ who walks into a bar...at 9am...on a Monday? Welcome to Day Drinking, a new comedic web series that follows a mismatched group of friends who work the graveyard shift while we sleep, and then drink together at an early-morning bar while the rest of us are sipping our lattes." ****************************** A Conversation Glyn Johns Mike Ragogna: Glyn, you are ...
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Music Legend Glyn Johns Recounts Mick Jagger's Close...

By now it was quite normal to have sessions go all night, a habit started by The Rolling Stones in 1966 while we were making Between the Buttons , with almost every session starting at 8 p.m. and going till 7:30 or 8 the following morning. On a Sunday afternoon in studio one at Olympic [in London], we were recording Mick Jagger 's vocal on "Let's Spend the Night Together." [Link to media]
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Rock soundman Glyn Johns talks Beatles, Stones

He was there - overseeing the Rolling Stones' first recording session, arranging the Beatles' rooftop concert, reeling from the first blast of Led Zeppelin - and he remembers everything. Johns, a recording engineer and producer, began his career at the start of the 60s, when studio technicians still wore white lab coats. [Link to media]
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He was there - overseeing the Rolling Stones' first recording session, arranging the Beatles' rooftop concert, reeling from the first blast of Led Zeppelin - and he remembers everything. Johns, a recording engineer and producer, began his career at the start of the 60s, when studio technicians still wore white lab coats. [Link to media]
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Bob Dylan wanted to make an album with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones

Famed producer Glyn Johns, who had worked with both bands, says Dylan asked him to sound them about in 1969 about a collaborationBob Dylan intended to record an album with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, according to the legendary producer Glyn Johns, who says the singer asked him to contact the bands about a possible collaboration in 1969.I had it all figured out, Johns explains in his new memoir, Sound Man. We would pool the best material from Mick and Keith, Paul and John, Bob and George,...
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Famed Producer Reveals Bob Dylan Wanted to Make an Album with The Beatles and Rolling Stones

Can you imagine Bob Dylan making an album with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones ? If would've happened, if Dylan had had his way. That's just one of the many stories in legendary rock producer Glyn Johns ' new memoir, Sound Man: A Life Recording Hits with The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Eric Clapton, The Faces... , out November 13. Johns, who's produced or engineered classic albums by The Beatles and The Stones, as well as The Who , The Eagles and many others, says in a ...
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Bob Dylan Wanted to Make an Album With the Beatles and Rolling Stones

Few figures in rock history have a more impressive rsum than Glyn Johns. Throughout the 1960s the producer/engineer worked on albums by the Rolling Stones , the Beatles , the Who , the Band , Neil Young , Eagles , the Clash and too many others to mention. [Link to media]
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