Sunday, December 23, 2018

Coming Up: Doctor Who - Series 11 Original TV Soundtrack


Out Feb. 1. Order now from Amazon.

Details:

Bigger and bolder than ever, Series 11 marks the arrival of the Thirteenth Doctor, award-winning actress Jodie Whittaker. a super-smart explorer of the universe, alongside a team of new friends and delightful characters.

The new series heralds a brand-new era for Doctor Who, full of action and adventure, humour and heart an unmissable high-end drama everyone will enjoy.

Segun Akinola is a multi-talented composer who has strengthened many projects with his musical acumen and is a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit.

Segun's work includes scoring BBC Two's landmark four-part series Black and British: A Forgotten History, written and presented by Historian David Olusoga. He also scored Shola Amoo's debut feature film A Moving Image, which had its world premiere at the 2016 LA Film Festival.

Time Capsule: Dean Martin Christmas Show 1968

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Time Capsule: Football program - Colts vs. Vikings, Dec. 22, 1968


Coming up: "Manchester - A City United in Music" from Ace Records


Out Jan. 25.

Details:

Starting with Ewan MacColl's Dirty Old Town , written about the great metropolis and capturing the effects of 200 years of industrial revolution and its aftermath, Manchester: A City United In Music moves through the 60s beat revolution, Strawberry Studios pop era, northern punk, indie mayhem and on to the Madchester years, culminating with an Oasis modern day-anthem.

The tracks vary from the multi-million selling hits of Wayne Fontana, 10cc, Herman's Hermits and Simply Red to the cult musical art of Haydock's Rockhouse, Wynder K Frog and Smack.

Well-known artists like the Hollies, Georgie Fame and John Mayall are heard on some of their lesser-known but top-notch tracks. Cult singles are featured by the Purple Gang, Toggery 5, Gerry & the Holograms and the Dakotas.

Local personalities abound - Chris Sievey in pre-Frank Sidebottom guise with the Freshies, the Bard Of Salford - Mr John Cooper-Clarke and Graham Fellows aka John Shuttleworth when he was Jilted John.

Future stars like Graham Gouldman and Dave Formula are present on great tracks recorded before fame arrived, while legendary producer Martin Hannett's name threads through the track-listing.

Manchester's soulful roots can be heard on tracks by Elkie Brooks, Sweet Sensation, M People and Blue Zone, while earlier attempts at R&B were made by beat groups the Measles, Pete MacLaine & the Clan and the Whirlwinds.

A dozen years later a raucous in your face musical rebellion was taken up by Buzzcocks, Slaughter & the Dogs and the Salford Jets. That burst of pent-up energy was then followed by the moodier angst-ridden sounds of Joy Division, Magazine and the Fall, and their younger followers the Stone Roses, Happy Mondays and Inspiral Carpets.

Sequenced mainly chronologically, this 2CD set and its accompanying booklet tell a fascinating story of a city's musical history and examine how it came to be. Photos many by noted Manchester scene photographer Kevin Cummins and artwork from the period, along with the reminiscences from the players, bring it to life again. The striking digipak features a photo of Chris Sievey lurking outside Market Street's Virgin Megastore, and the package is enhanced with a 44-page booklet and extensive notes by compiler CP Lee with an overview by Jon Savage.

Time Capsule: Hollywood Palace Christmas Show 1968

Friday, December 21, 2018

First teaser-trailer for DC's "Doom Patrol" TV series - plus cast pics









Time Capsule: "Concentration" Christmas episode 1968

Pop culture roundup: Power Records; Frazetta; Steranko; Gorey; Kirby and more

The Retroist remembers Power Records at Christmas.


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At Davy Crockett's Almanac: Frank Frazetta meets Leif Ericcson.

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Also at Davy's: Mickey meets the movie stars.


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Jim Steranko Michael Cho and Bruce Timm are among artists featured on the variant covers of DC's upcoming Detective Comics #1000.


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A new biography recounts Edward Gorey's Tarot card deck.


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The Bronze Age of Blogs digs into Jack Kirby's 1970s Sandman.