David Bowie: In Memoriam. Liveandwell.com is a 1999 limited edition live album by David Bowie. It is not available commercially and could only be acquired by being subscribed to BowieNet at the time. The album is made up of recordings from the 1997 Earthling tour, featuring songs from the albums Earthling (1997) and 1. Outside (1995). A second release of the CD in 2000 came with a bonus disc made up of four rare remixes, one being the song "Fun", which was itself not released commercially.
A cynical exploitation of some classical tunes, or a prescient mixing of hip-hop with opera, of low and high culture? One never knows with McLaren. Not that the classics had never mixed with pop before (see "Whiter Shade of Pale," "Stranger in Paradise"), but McLaren was determined to bring the stories of opera kicking and screaming into the pop realm as well. On the single, the beautiful "Madam Butterfly," the formula works transcendently. McLaren plays Colonel Pinkerton and leaves the aria alone backed by hip-hop percussion, and the result is a seamless whole. The rest of the album, unfortunately, exists to pad out the single, and the various arias (from Carmen and Turandot) seemed dropped on top of what are some embarrassing funk R&B grooves. Only "Lauretta" (from Puccini's opera Gianni Schicchi) gets close to a successful second try.
In Le Havre, a small town in the French countryside, there was no one who had heard of AMT, let alone me. The local so-called intelligentsia and the promoter may have been expecting fans of experimental music and free jazz, but my music fits easily into neither category and they had a tough time understanding what I was doing. As my set wound towards its conclusion in a fury of drone-noise, they were shocked as I ruthlessly blew out all the speakers in the venue. The noise you hear at the end of the disk is that of the speakers exploding.
1998-2008 is a compilation album of Amaral with ending their 15-year contract with Virgin Records ( EMI Music) . 20 hits remastered versions plus 3 , 4 remixes , 2 live tracks and 1 track re-recorded. It is a journey through the career of Amaral , who in 2010 was awarded the National Prize for Contemporary Music , awarded by the Ministry of Culture, " for his contribution to the renewal of the current music scene , his ability to move the public 's feelings of the younger generation , his love of music and his craft and high quality artistic manifested throughout his career . " It is this path which is reflected in the 2CD - 1998-2008 and above hits, sold millions of records and awards received , represents the essence and spirit of their music.
Ben Harper's history with the Blind Boys of Alabama has been an evolving one that has moved from being a guest on their Higher Ground offering and touring with them in Europe, to the Blind Boys joining Ben and the Innocent Criminals on-stage at the front and back of their show. This album began as a series of rehearsals for collaboration on a Blind Boys of Alabama record. Recorded in two sessions, the vibe in the room was loose and creative enough that the two acts ended up with an album of material for a joint release.