Social Media Program Titles Released This Week:
Black Sabbath – The End: Live From the Genting Arena, Birmingham 2017 3xLP (Eagle Records)
The End is a celebration of Black Sabbath’s final hometown concert at Birmingham’s Genting Arena on February 4, 2017. This unforgettable farewell show from one of the biggest bands in the world marks the closure of a monumental chapter in rock history. With a hit packed set list that includes “Iron Man”, “Paranoid”, “War Pigs” and many more, this 17-track limited colored vinyl set finds the trailblazing band delivering the most emotionally charged show of their career. The End captures a once-in-a-career performance, an essential snapshot of musical history, and a fitting farewell to true innovators and original heavy metal icons, Black Sabbath. Featuring Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar) and Geezer Butler (bass), with Tommy Clufetos (drums) and Adam Wakeman (keyboards, guitar).
Sparks – A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip CD/2xLP (BMG)
Brothers Ron and Russell Mael aka art-pop outfit Sparks return with their 24th studio album, A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip. Since storming into the charts, minds and airwaves in 1974 with “This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Of Us” from their third album Kimono My House, the musically vital pop pioneers have created a unique legacy both on record and in their live performances. A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip follows Sparks’ 2017 album Hippopotamus, an extraordinary record which saw them return to the Top 10 and was universally acclaimed with many critics declaring it to be one of the finest albums of the year and the pinnacle of the band’s career – until now. Includes the bombastic, tongue-in-cheek new single “Self-Effacing.” [Limited colored vinyl pressing also available.]
The Who – Live In Hyde Park 3xLP (Eagle Records)
Filmed and recorded on June 26, 2015 as The Who celebrated their fiftieth anniversary, this stunning show from London’s famous Hyde Park is a triumphant return to their home city. On a glorious summer evening the band delivered a brilliant performance of all their greatest hits in front of a 50,000-strong crowd. With a series of stunning backdrops making full use of the screens surrounding the stage and an exceptional light show, this is a Who concert on a grand scale but as Pete Townshend says at the start of the show, “You’re a long way away…but we will reach you!” He’s absolutely true to his word. Includes thrilling takes on “My Generation”, “Pinball Wizard”, “Baba O’Riley”, “Pictures Of Lily”, “I Can’t Explain”, “You Better You Bet”, “Who Are You”, “Won’t Get Fooled Again”, “Join Together”, “The Kids Are Alright”, and “I Can See For Miles”.