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    SPRINGSTEEN

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    Springsteen & I (Shock) the music documentary celebrating a rock 'n' roll icon will be released on November 1. The film has already enjoyed a very successful theatrical release grossing over $2.5 million in cinemas in 50 countries since July 2013. Working with the filmmakers, Springsteen’s fans have helped create a film that reflects on their personal experiences to explore what this timeless artist means to them amidst amazing performance footage.

    It features unseen material even the die-hards haven't laid eyes on yet which includes footage of unseen Springsteen performances of classics such as Dancing in the Dark, Born in the USA; I'm On Fire, Born to Run, The River, Thunder Road, Spirits in the Night and many more.

    A bonus feature includes six tracks from Bruce Springsteen’s 2012 Hyde Park performance: Thunder Road, Because the Night, Shackled & Drawn and We Are Alive, Twist and Shout and I Saw Her Standing There accompanied by Paul McCartney sharing vocals. Available Blue Ray & DVD. www.shock.com.au



    TAMWORTH

    Australia's largest music Festival, the Toyota Tamworth Country Music Festival Tamworth will feature one of the biggest line-up's in the Festival's history in 2014 with a full program of artists confirmed to perform at venues across the city over 10 huge days.
    The Festival is anticipating record crowds in 2014 and fans can expect to be entertained day and night with over 800 performers and 4,000 shows across 120 different venues.

    Two of the superstars of Australian country music, Adam Harvey and Troy Cassar-Daley will officially kick off the Festival, headlining the opening concert in Toyota Park on Friday 17 January.

    The festival will also feature the Lifeline Concert at the Tamworth Town Hall on Saturday January 18, commencing at 7.30pm featuring artists like Allan Caswell, Paul Costa, Chad Morgan, Lou Bradley, Luke O'Shea, Warren H Williams and more with MC yours truly.

    In 2014, the Festival will pay tribute to Australian icon and country music legend, Slim Dusty through a number of special activities.
    Festival Manager, Gavin Flanagan said "We're expecting 2014 to be bigger and better than ever. The festival will run from Friday 17 January to Sunday 26 January".
    For more information, visit www.tcmf.com.au



    Allan Caswell

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    Forty years into a long and successful career, Allan Caswell is having one of his best years ever.
    At the 2013 Australian Independent Country Music Awards in Mildura he picked up the award for Album of the Year (It's a Country Song). The title track also won him the awards for Male Vocal of the Year and Single of the Year.

    His early years were writing and performing jingles before he wrote 'On the Inside', the theme to the TV series Prisoner. The song was recorded by Lynne Hamilton and became a Top 10 hit. The song was also recorded by Patti Page for the US market.

    Caswell found himself on the charts again in 1983 with his song about the 1983 America's Cup Challenge, called The Australia's Cup. Allan Caswell will perform at Hickinbotham's Winery, Dromana, Sunday December 15. www.allancaswell.com

    Singer Pink will release her live DVD which was filmed in Melbourne on November 22. Titled The Truth About Love: live from Melbourne was filmed at Rod Laver Arena in July this year.
    It will be released two weeks before it appears on the shelves in the USA. Pink played a record breaking 18 shows at Rod Laver Arena to more than 250,000 fans.




    Black Sabbath will release a live album and DVD recorded at their recent concerts in Melbourne. The reunion tour, which began in Australia will be featured in the DVD Gathered in Their Masses, out November 26 (Vertigo). The album was recorded April 29 and May 1 in Melbourne, and features three of the original Sabbath members, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Lommi and Geezer Butler. Tommy Clufetos (Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent) toured on drums.




    In 1994, The Beatles' Live at the BBC was released to worldwide acclaim - hitting number one in the U.K., number three in the U.S. and selling more than five million copies within six weeks. The new companion to The Beatles' first BBC collection, On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2, is available now for digital pre-order exclusively on iTunes (www.iTunes.com/TheBeatles).

    On Air will be released on Friday, November 8; the Mastered for iTunes LP includes a 48-page booklet.
    On Air's 63 tracks, none of which overlaps with The Beatles' first BBC release, include 37 previously unreleased performances and 23 previously unreleased recordings of in-studio banter and conversation between the band's members and their BBC radio hosts.

    Live at the BBC was assembled by George Martin in 1994. The booklets for both collections include Kevin Howlett's essays on the history of The Beatles' BBC radio sessions and his detailed commentaries on all of the tracks. www.theinsoundfromwayout.com




    TOP TEN ALBUMS

    1. Black Coffee - Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes
    2. A Hell of a Career - John Williamson (Warner)
    3. Feels Like Home - Sheryl Crow (Warner)
    4. The Bluegrass Album - Alan Jackson (Sony)
    5. After Hours - Glenn Frey (Universal)
    6. Silver Roads Australian Songs 70s – Various (Festival)
    7. Award Winning Country Vol 12 - Various (Sony)
    8. Crucible 2CD - Hunters & Collectors
    9. 45 Years of Song - Glenn Shorrock (Aztec)
    10. It’s a Country Song - Allan Caswell


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