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Concord Catch-up


Recent Concord Music Group news, artist activity, and upcoming highlights.

New "Green River" Lyric Video

"Green River," the title track of Creedence Clearwater Revival's 1969 American masterpiece has been given a new lyric video that can be viewed via UltimateClassicRock.com here.  Enjoy the laid-back scenery while revisiting one of CCR's most iconic creations.

Sir Paul and Johnny Reunite

Paul McCartney recently unvieled his latest music video for the track "Early Days," from 2013's critically acclaimed album New.  You can check it out via Rolling Stone here.  The video features Johnny Depp, who is a familiar face to Paul McCartney productions.  Previously, Depp appeared in McCartney's video for the moving ballad "My Valentine."

Raffi, Love Bug

Love Bug
, Raffi's first album of children's songs in twelve years, marks a welcomed return for the artist. The effortlessly engaging 16-song collection, with a release date of July 15 on Rounder, embodies all of the qualities that have already established Raffi as a beloved and trusted icon for young listeners.  You can check out the trailer for Love Bug here.

Creedence Clearwater Revival Collections

This week, Fantasy Records released a new Greatest Hitscollection, culling some of the legendary band's best.  For more information, click here.  Fantasy also recently made available a limited-edition 10-inch vinyl disc titled The 1969 Singles [Record Store Day Exclusive]. Featured on this collection are eight chart-topping hits: “Proud Mary,” “Born on the Bayou,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Lodi,” “Green River,” “Commotion” (the B-side of “Green River”), “Down on the Corner” and “Fortunate Son.”  For more information, click here.

Rise Above Fest 2014

On May 10, 2014 at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, ME, Wind-up’s multi-platinum rock band Seether will perform and host the second annual Rise Above Fest, raising money for the charitable organization SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education).  Seether will be supported by an impressive hard rock array—headliner Avenged Sevenfold, Motorhead, Hellyeah, and Trivium are among the talent.  Ticket information for the event can be found here.

Nils Lofgren Receives Comprehensive Retrospective with Face the Music

The stellar work of singer-songwriter-guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Nils Lofgren receives a comprehensive retrospective in Face the Music, a definitively annotated nine-CD/one-DVD boxed set that takes in Lofgren’s 45-year solo career, due from Fantasy Records on May 27, 2014. You can check out a video for the set here.

Gregg Allman's Legacy Honored with All My Friends...

On January 10, 2014, a multi-generational assortment of musicians from the worlds of rock, blues and country joined together at Atlanta's historic Fox Theatre for a once-in-a-lifetime all-star performance to pay tribute to the life and music of the legendary singer/musician/songwriter Gregg Allman.  That live musical event can now be experienced via the new multimedia package All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman, set for release by Rounder Records on May 6, 2014.  Pre-order 'All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman' now from Hittin' the Note Magazine!

Meiko Announces New Album with PledgeMusic Campaign

Singer/songwriter Meiko announced the upcoming release of her next album (currently untitled) via PledgeMusic today. The new album is now available for pre-order at http://smarturl.it/MeikoPledge. Additionally, a portion of all proceeds earned through Meiko's PledgeMusic campaign will be donated to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  By pre-ordering through PledgeMusic, fans can be a part of the recording process and will have access to exclusive content, including signed memorabilia, burned demo CDs, a name in liner notes and even a cover song package.

elbow Take Off with New Album, Available Now

elbow have officially released their sixth studio album, The Take Off and Landing of Everything.  The new album has generated rave reviews.  Q Magazine’s April cover story included a glowing 5 STAR album review that stated: “The Take Off and Landing of Everything is the perfect expression yet of everything that is elbow. As their best album to date, it will lift your heart and fill your soul…This is the sound of a band throwing their arms around the world.”   MOJO’s 4 STAR review similarly asserted: “Theirs is the graceful ability to elevate the everyday.”  MP3 and CD, and Vinyl LP available for pre-order.  For a complete list of tour dates and more details go to: www.elbow.co.uk.

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