TOM PETTY: Box set of previously unreleased music coming in September
American Treasure, a four-CD box set of unreleased music from the Tom Petty vaults, is coming September 28th.
The 60-song, career-spanning collection will feature previously unissued recordings, both studio and live.
Petty’s daughter Adria, his wife Dana, and original Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench all had a hand in compiling it. .
What we know about it so far was announced Tuesday on the SiriusXM Petty channel, which also previewed a 1982 song from it, "Keep a Little Soul."
More details are expected tomorrow (Wednesday) morning, the setting for a countdown clock that began on Petty’s website earlier this week. (Variety)
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ROY ORBISON: Hologram tour on the way this fall
The Roy Orbison hologram Tour is coming to North America!
Officially billed as In Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert, the high-tech show backs a lifelike digital image of Orbison with a live orchestra and backup singers. Starting on October 1st in Oakland, California, there will be 28 performances, including three in Roy's home state of Texas.
As displayed in a New York press preview earlier, Roy's hologram is intricately detailed down to the fringes hanging from his jacket. Unlike some shows using images taken from vintage TV or concert footage, the onstage figure was designed specifically for this production. Accompanied by digitally remastered recordings of Roy's classic songs, the effect is stunningly real!
PAULA ABDUL: Fall tour announced
Paula Abdul will hit the road this fall. The former American Idol judge will play 26 cities over seven weeks, beginning October 3rd in Morristown, New Jersey.
Straight Up Paula will feature her classics "Forever Your Girl," "Opposites Attract," "Rush Rush" and "Cold Hearted," which along with "Straight Up" have sold a combined 60 million copies.
Paula owns six number-one singles, seven MTV Awards, a Grammy and two Emmy Awards.
Tickets for Straight Up Paula go on sale this Friday.
ARETHA FRANKLIN: New Atlantic Singles Collection coming in September
Aretha Franklin's next compilation focuses on her most prolific hit-making years.
Due September 28th, Aretha Franklin: The Atlantic Singles Collection starts with with her Top 10 breakthrough "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" and continues through such iconic tracks as "Respect," "Chain of Fools," "A Natural Woman" and "Think."
Franklin also puts her stamp on Sam Cooke's "You Send Me," The Band's "The Weight," The Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" and Dionne Warwick's "I Say a Little Prayer" -- which she took to the Top 10 in 1968.
There will be a 34-track two-CD set and a 25-song vinyl edition on two LPs.