“It was three great nights for the band and for me personally it was very exciting to be back opening a new stadium on the site of the old Shea Stadium where we had played 44 years previously. Even more exciting because this time round you could hear us!”
Paul McCartney's historic three-night musical christening of New York's Citi Field, witnessed by 120,000-plus attendees and universally hailed as a concert experience for the ages, will be immortalized November 17 when Hear Music/Concord Music Group releases “Good Evening New York City”.
This momentous musical experience will be available in two formats: a 3-disc (2 CD + 1 DVD) standard edition and a 4-disc (2 CD + 2 DVD) deluxe version featuring expanded packaging and a bonus DVD including McCartney's traffic-stopping, headline-making July 15 performance on the Ed Sullivan Theater marquee (including bonus numbers not aired on the Late Show with David Letterman broadcast).
This comprehensive biography of Steve Marriott is as close as we’re going to get to extracting the truth about Britain’s finest white soul exponent. From Mod antics with the Small Faces to his brief superstar tenure with Humble Pie and beyond, Marriott was a musical and psychological conundrum par excellence, the enigma of which still unravels to this day.
All Too Beautiful is an exhilarating, if infuriating, tale of Marriott’s chaotic lifestyle with a litany of relatives, ex-wives and partners recalling his menagerie of personalities and mood swings.
Unfortunately, this is a complex story of extraordinary talent, missed chances, exotic highs and frightening lows and yet Marriott’s determination to remain in control at all costs marks him out as a Mod maverick of the highest order. While his peers were consolidating their finances during the 1970s, Marriott was dangling between fame and destruction; arriving in limousines with Humble Pie one moment and filching potatoes from fields and hot wiring his cottage from a pylon the next. Ironically, the mans most settled period came towards the late 1980s, with a hectic tour of pubs and clubs before he tragically passed away in a house fire in 1991, before Brit Pop could fully canonise his influence.
This book succeeds as much as is possible in detailing Marriott’s brief but eventful tenure on planet Earth and yet even these 400 pages aren’t enough to penetrate the complex mysteries that went into making up Mods most complex creation.
From The Floorboards Up
All I Wanna Do (Is Be With You)
Dust And Rocks
Have You Made Up Your Mind
Shout To The Top!
Pieces Of A Dream
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
Invisible (On Setlist But Not Played)
One Bright Star
Wake Up The Nation
Come On, Let's Go
Why Walk When You Can Run
Push It Along
Wild Blue Yonder (On Setlist But Not Played)
22 Dreams (On Setlist But Not Played)
Broken Stones (On Setlist But Not Played)
Paul Weller has announced he is to play two full band gigs at London's Royal Albert Hall on May 24 and 25.
The gigs will be the first time Weller has played the venue with his band since 2004. Weller is currently working on his new album, which is due to be released in spring 2010.
Tickets for the gigs go on sale next Monday (November 30).
To check the availability of Paul Weller tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.
Meanwhile Weller has made new track featuring My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields, '7 & 3 Is The Strikers Name' available as a download from Paulweller.com.
Hope you like it as much as we do. Connett, Winter 2009
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Paul Weller has always been a musical hero of mine, and to be recognized as an equal of sorts is a great honour. its a step closer to my ambition of one day working with him'how weird would that look??? and to work with Charles Rees was sureal' he's the royalty of the engineer world....Darron j Connett...singer of CONNETT
"We walked into Black Barn like five little girls,then Charles Rees whipped and beat us,and put us through our paces and we all walk out hells angels,what a pleasure...Danny Maidens...drummer..."
Personally it was a great experience for me, a real learning curve. I knew we had a good song in Mademoiselle when we started, but after two days pulling it apart at Black Barn, we were left with a great song that had craft and meaning. I’d like to say a big thank you to Paul Weller for the opportunity, and a big thanks to Charles for his patience and understanding. Will we go back? Hopefully….. Glen Fuller