Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New Release: Donna Summer 10CD Box Set!

Donna Summer is to be celebrated with the release of Donna, Vinyl and CD Box sets featuring seven albums with a host of compelling extras.
Released on Summer’s own Driven By The Music imprint through the Crimson record label on December 1, Donna features The Wanderer, Donna Summer, Cats Without Claws, All Systems Go, Another Place And Time, Mistaken Identity and I’m A Rainbow.
The release of the Donna box sets, will not only delight longtime Donna Summer fans, as well as the generation that’s grown up learning about her indelible mark on contemporary music, but will honor the career of the late and great Ms Summer, whose daring sense of musical adventure married the cool with the commercial to brilliant effect during 35 years of creativity.
The Vinyl Collection includes the original albums plus a free Download Card featuring all tracks plus mixes contained on the equivalent CD format, a 12 inch square Booklet with newly commissioned liner notes and a 12 inch square Poster of the LP Box Set image. The CD Collection is in a case bound format containing original album credits, lyrics and liner notes plus bonus tracks for all of the albums with the exception of I’m A Rainbow, and 6 postcards of the CD Box Set image. There will be additional extended versions available exclusively through D2C which will see the inclusion of an unreleased mix of a 2 track 12 inch single on both formats.

New Order Plan 2015 Comeback

New Order will return with a brand new album in 2015. It will be the band’s first album of new music since ‘Waiting For The Sirens Call’ in 2005.
New Order signed with Mute Records for their tenth album after their longterm stint with Warner Music The new pact with Mute is being hailed by the band as a return to their “independent roots”.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New Music: Stevie Nicks 'Lady' (Official Video)

Tribute Show: Jesse Younan


In July 2008 Australia and the world lost a brilliant singer and songwriter, Jesse Younan aged 35, far too early for people to fully appreciate his incredible talent. Just days after he finished recording his remarkable album ‘A Good Day for a Migraine’ he was admitted to hospital with acute myeloid leukemia. He passed away shortly after the album was released to outstanding critical acclaim.

Jesse's combination of haunted vocals and hypnotic guitar playing affects even the most diverse of audiences. His passionate performances reveal a gift for capturing the machinations of the human heart in song.


"...Nick Drake, Iron & Wine, Gary Jules, M. Ward, Cat Stevens, Bright Eyes and Devendra Banhart... Younan stands proudly amongst them all, as a spectacular testament to the beauty that can be extracted from six guitar strings and some vocal cords." Faster Louder

Special Interview: George Kalpa

theaussieword.com interview with George Kalpa.

What can you tell our readers about you? How and where did it all begin?

I write and perform music and direct films. Wanting to do that has been a thing for as long as I can remember.

What had you first interested in music?
I played piano as a kid and didn't really enjoy learning pieces, I was only interested in writing my own stuff even though I could barely play. When I heard Metallica's 'Unforgiven' all I wanted to do was something like that, it scared the shit out of me. My dad bought me and my brother two CD's that really shaped what I wrote back then: Unplugged by Alice in Chains and Frogstomp by Silverchair. There was always a piano around the house and I picked up the guitar at around 15.

Special Interview: Lauren Glezer

theaussieword.com interview with Lauren Glezer

What can you tell our readers about you? How and where did it all begin? It all began with one little girl and lots of big feelings. I have been writing poetry since I was just a wee lass. School feels like a bit of a blur, but what I do remember is the beautiful, yellow/green tree that stood outside one particular classroom. I used to stare at it as I contemplated life and wrote little snippets of poetry that I’d lose by the end of the day….because I lose most things that aren’t stuck to my body. I also just released a film clip for my new single, “This Living”.