Monday, August 24, 2009

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 9 DVD Box Set Info

just passing this along . . .note : Bob Dylan, Neil Young and others may be in here somewhere !

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 9 DVD Box Set

Time Life proudly presents the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Live, a 9 DVD collection featuring rare, one-of-a-kind performances from the induction ceremonies of the Rock Hall Of Fame, shot during the last 24 years. You'll see the biggest names in rock 'n' roll perform in intimate settings, and jam in combinations not seen anywhere else. Additionally, each DVD features exclusive induction speeches by rock royalty, from heartfelt tributes to hilarious zingers. Plus, each DVD has over an hour of bonus material, including rare, behind-the-scenes material and rehersal footage. Some highlights include:

Bruce Springsteen and Bono share a microphone on U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For."

The original 3 members of Cream take the stage for the first time in 25 years to play a 3 song set of the group's biggest hits.

Mick Jagger and Tina Turner perform a sultry duet of the Stones' "Honky Tonk Woman."

This is the first time ever these performances have been available on home video! With 125 exclusive performances, over 24 hours of classic rock entertainment, and over 9 hours of bonus material, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Live is a comprehensive collection sure to exceed the expectations of any rock 'n' roll fan!

Expected to ship on 2009-9-11

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame- Light My Fire

Includes performances by Mick Jagger with Bruce Springsteen, Cream, The Doors with Eddie Vedder, Santana with Peter Green and more!

Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and The Rock Hall Jam Band: I Saw Her Standing There, 1988

Cream: Sunshine Of Your Love, 1993

Roy Orbison with Bruce Springsteen and The Rock Hall Jam Band: Oh, Pretty Woman, 1987

John Fogerty & Friends: Green River, 1993

The Doors with Eddie Vedder: Light My Fire, 1993

Crosby, Stills & Nash with Tom Petty: For What It’s Worth, 1997

Jefferson Airplane: Volunteers, 1996

Santana with Peter Green: Black Magic Woman, 1998

Crosby, Stills & Nash with James Taylor and Emmylou Harris: Teach Your Children, 1997

Jackson Browne: Running On Empty, 2004

The Band with Eric Clapton: The Weight, 1994

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: The Promised Land, 1999

Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood and Dhani Harrison: Handle With Care, 2004

Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, Dhani Harrison and Prince: While My Guitar Gently Weeps, 2004

Paul McCartney and The Rock Hall Jam Band: Let It Be, 1999

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame- Sweet Emotion

Includes performances by Crosby, Stills & Nash, James Taylor, Aerosmith with Kid Rock, AC/DC and more!

Jackson Browne And Melissa Etheridge: Wake Up Little Susie, 1995

Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and The Rock Hall Jam Band: (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, 1988

Mick Jagger, Tina Turner and The Rock Hall Jam Band: Honky Tonk Women, 1989

James Taylor: Woodstock (A Tribute To Joni Mitchell), 1997

Crosby, Stills & Nash: Wooden Ships, 1997

R.E.M. with Eddie Vedder: Man on the Moon, 2007

Aerosmith with Kid Rock: Sweet Emotion, 2001

ZZ Top: La Grange, 2004

ZZ Top: Tush, 2004

AC/DC: Highway To Hell, 2003

Metallica: Master Of Puppets, 2009

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out, 1999

U2: Pride (In The Name Of Love), 2005

The Rock Hall Jam Band: All Along The Watchtower (A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix), 1992

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame- Start Me Up

Includes performances by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, the Righteous Brothers and more!

The Who and The Rock Hall Jam Band: Won’t Get Fooled Again, 1990

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers: American Girl, 2002

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Sweet Home Alabama, 2006 The Righteous Brothers: You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’, 2003

The Byrds with Don Henley and Jackson Browne: Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season), 1991

The Mamas & The Papas: California Dreamin’, 1998

Cream: Born Under A Bad Sign, 1993

Traffic: Dear Mr. Fantasy, 2004

Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham: Landslide, 1998

Fleetwood Mac: Say You Love Me, 1998

Queen with Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins: Tie Your Mother Down, 2001

Billy Joel: Only The Good Die Young, 1999

Mick Jagger and The Rock Hall Jam Band: Start Me Up, 1989

John Mellencamp: Pink Houses, 2008

U2 with Bruce Springsteen: I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, 2005

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame- Feelin' Alright

Includes performances by Tina Turner, Little Richard, Dave Mason, Jeff Beck with Jimmy Page and more!

Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry and The Rock Hall Jam Band: Roll Over Beethoven, 1986

Little Richard: Tutti-Frutti, 1995

Bo Diddley with Robbie Roberston and Eric Clapton: Bo Diddley, 2005

Eric Clapton with Robbie Robertson: Farther On Up The Road, 2000

Little Richard: (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay, 1989

Tina Turner and The Rock Hall Jam Band: River Deep—Mountain High, 1989

Etta James: At Last, 1993

The Isley Brothers and The Rock Hall Jam Band: Shout , 1992

Chubby Checker and The Rock Hall Jam Band: The Twist, 1986

The Ronettes: Be My Baby, 2007

Little Richard, Mick Jagger and The Rock Hall Jam Band: I Can’t Turn You Loose (A Tribute To Otis Redding), 1989

Joan Jett, John Mellencamp,John Fogerty and Billy Joel: Glad All Over (A Tribute To The Dave Clark Five) 2008

The Rascals: People Got To Be Free, 1997

Dave Mason and The Rock Hall Jam Band: Feelin’ Alright, 2004

James Taylor and The Rock Hall Jam Band: How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), 2000

Jeff Beck with Jimmy Page: Beck’s Bolero, 2009

Kid Rock and The Rock Hall Jam Band: Sweet Little Rock and Roller, 2004

Chuck Berry with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: Johnny B. Goode, 1995

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame- Whole Lotta Shakin'

Includes performances by Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, John Lee Hooker with Bonnie Raitt, John Fogerty & Friends and more!

Billy Joel and The Rock Hall Jam Band: What’d I Say (A Tribute To Ray Charles), 1999

Johnny Cash and The Rock Hall Jam Band: Big River, 1992

Ben E. King And The Rock Hall Jam Band: Stand By Me, 1988

Jerry Lee Lewis: Whole Lot Of Shakin’ Going On, 2005

Ruth Brown with Bonnie Raitt: Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean, 1993

John Lee Hooker with Bonnie Raitt: I’m In The Mood, 1991

Buddy Guy with B. B. King and Eric Clapton: Let Me Love You Baby, 2005

Billy Joel with Bonnie Raitt: Runaway (A Tribute To Del Shannon), 1999

Paul McCartney and The Rock Hall Jam Band: Blue Suede Shoes, 1999

John Fogerty & Friends: Born On The Bayou, 1993

The Doors with Eddie Vedder: Break On Through, 1993

Bruce Springsteen & The E Steet Band: Backstreets, 1999

Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Ron Wood, Joe Perry, Flea, and Metallica: The Train Kept A-Rollin’, 2009

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame- I'll Take You There

Includes performances by The O'Jays, The Staple Singers, Aretha Franklin, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas and more!

Percy Sledge: When A Man Loves A Woman, 2005

The O’Jays: Love Train, 2005

Jerry Butler: Only The Strong Survive (A Tribute To Gamble & Huff), 2008

Solomon Burke: Cry To Me, 2001

Martha & The Vandellas: Dancing In The Street, 1995

The Four Tops and The Rock Hall Jam Band: I Can’t Help Myself, 1990

Booker T. & The MG’s and The Rock Hall Jam Band: Green Onions, 1992

Isaac Hayes: Theme From Shaft, 2002

The Staple Singers: I’ll Take You There, 1999

Aretha Franklin: Don’t Play That Song (A Tribute To Ahmet Ertegun), 2007

Aretha Franklin: I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) (A Tribute To Ahmet Ertegun), 2007

Al Green: Take Me To The River, 1995

Parliament-Funkadelic: Tear The Roof Off The Sucker (Give Up the Funk), 1997

Wilson Pickett with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: In The Midnight Hour, 1999

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame- Come Together
Includes performances by Blondie, Bruce Springsteen with Axl Rose, Green Day, Patti Smith Group and more!

Green Day: Blitzkrieg Bop, 2002

Blondie: Call Me, 2006

Elvis Costello & The Imposters: (What’s So Funny ’Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding, 2003

Bruce Springsteen and Axl Rose: Come Together (A Tribute To John Lennon), 1994

The Doors with Eddie Vedder: Roadhouse Blues, 1993

John Fogerty & Friends: Who’ll Stop The Rain, 1993

Cream: Crossroads, 1993

Jackson Browne: The Pretender, 2004

Patti Smith Group: Because The Night, 2007

Patti Smith Group: People Have The Power, 2002

Jonny Lang and Jeff Beck: Be-Bop-A-Lula (A Tribute to Gene Vincent), 1999

Jeff Beck: People Get Ready (A Tribute To Rod Stewart), 1994

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame- Message of Love

Includes performances by James Taylor, John Mellencamp, The Pretenders, The Bee Gees and more!

The Who and The Rock Hall Jam Band: Substitute, 1990

The Who and The Rock Hall Jam Band: Pinball Wizard, 1990

Melissa Etheridge: Piece Of My Heart (A Tribute To Janis Joplin), 1995

James Taylor: Fire And Rain, 2000

Bee Gees: Massachusetts, 1997

Bee Gees: You Should Be Dancing, 1997

John Mellencamp: Small Town, 2008

Bonnie Raitt with Melissa Etheridge and Bruce Hornsby: Thing Called Love, 2000

The Pretenders: Message Of Love, 2005

The Pretenders: My City Was Gone, 2005

The Pretenders: Precious, 2005

Metallica: Iron Man (A Tribute To Black Sabbath), 2006

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Free Bird, 2006

Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame- The Concert

Includes performances by Eric Burdon and Bon Jovi, James Brown, The Allman Brothers Band with Sheryl Crow, Al Green and more!

John Mellencamp: R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A.

Eric Burdon and Bon Jovi: It’s My Life

Aretha Franklin: (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman

Lou Reed and Soul Asylum: Sweet Jane

The Allman Brothers Band with Sheryl Crow: Midnight Rider

The Kinks: All Day And All Of The Night

Ann and Nancy Wilson: The Battle Of Evermore

John Fogerty with Booker T. & The MG'’s: Fortunate Son

James Brown: I Got You (I Feel Good)

Al Green: Tired Of Being Alone

Al Green: A Change Is Gonna Come

Friday, August 14, 2009

Wallflowers Concert Review: Lowell Summer Music Series

Just got back from the concert by Jakob Dylan and the Wallflowers. This new line-up is probably the best he's had, especially in guitarist Stuart Mathis.

The Lowell Summer Music Festival is a very enjoyable concert series, with concerts performed at an outdoor park west of Boston. Starting last year, the festival began booking bigger acts, and continued charging reasonable prices. Luckily, tonight we had good weather. By the time we arrived a couple of hours before the concert, the lawn was already pretty crowded.

The Wallflowers hit the stage after 8:30, and put on a strong show from the get-go. Jakob was center stage, sporting a large white Stetson, much to the dismay of some of the women in the crowd. Early on, Jakob featured Mathis on an extended slide guitar solo during "5th Avenue Heartache", which seemed to amaze everyone, including Dylan. The Wallflowers better-known songs were doled out sparingly throughout the concert. Dylan and his band kept things interesting by changing textures, with Jakob switching back and forth between electric to acoustic guitars, Mathias alternating between lead and slide, and keyboardist Bill Appleberry on electric piano and organ.

While the Wallflowers (thankfully) still play lots of songs from their best selling album "Bringing Down The Horse" - including a ska-influenced arrangement of "God Don't Make Lonely Girls" - they opened with "Sleepwalker" from their under-appreciated album "Breach", plus played more recent songs like "The Beautiful Side Of Somewhere", which were all loved by the crowd.

After the opening string of songs, Jakob addressed the crowd in an hysterical, deadpan style. He seemed to legitimately enjoy the audience just sitting and listening to the music, and kidded the security staff to keep on their toes, as things were going to get "crazy". Also enjoyable was Dylan singling out people in the crowd who - for some reason or another - were bothersome. Most were along the line of people taking too many pictures, but my favorite was when Jakob focused on a man in the audience who was standing up, while just about everyone else was not. Jakob said that he used to stand behind people like him at concerts, then chastised him for needlessly blocking the view of others.

Jakob also made a very dry reference to the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, saying he didn't really understand it, but believed in celebrating anniversaries. Of course the entire festival, which took place in nearby Bethel, New York, was called "Woodstock" in order the connect it to Bob Dylan, where he and his family lived (Jakob was in utero at the time). Jakob's parents avoided the festival, and originally planned to leave for the United Kingdom forty years ago tonight, to headline a different rock festival at the Isle Of Wight. (One of Jakob's brothers had an accident, so the departure was delayed.)

Dylan also made an oblique comment about Lowell itself. It seems that something unfortunate may have happened while the band was out to dinner the previous night. Jakob did say, hopefully, that he had heard that Lowell was trying to improve as a town. It was refreshing to hear an artist be so honest, yet hopeful.

Near the end of the show, The Wallflowers played their hits "One Headlight" and "Three Marlenas" (which seems to be a personal favorite of Jakob's). The main set ended with a couple of rockers, including an intense "Shy Of The Moon". Of course, the band came back for an encore, including the closing "The Difference".

As the show ended, I wondered - why don't The Wallflowers rock out more? The crowd actually DID go a little "crazy" at the end. Jakob has a great band, and hopefully their next album will be a scorcher. I also had another thought - Jakob Dylan seemed the most comfortable I've ever seen him on stage. Maybe he no longer feels the need to prove himself. Maybe he's just enjoying this new band. Whatever the reason, The Wallflowers 90-plus minute show was a great addition to the wonderful history of the Lowell Summer Music Series.

SET LIST taken from an official Wallflowers forum:

Back to California
Here He Comes
6th Avenue Heartache
How Good it can Get
The Beautiful Side of Somewhere
Closer to You
God Says Nothing Back
Up From Under
Empire in my Mind
God Don't Make Lonely Girls
One Headlight
Three Marlenas
Shy of the Moon
Nearly Beloved

Everything I Need
The Difference

P.S. The M.C. said that he were working on getting the Allman Brothers to play down the street at the Tsongas Arena soon.