This might turn out to be very annoying, if true. Depends on how easily existing catalogues can be moved over, I suppose. But I have tens of thousands of songs on iTunes. If my library becomes obsolete, or even is a hassle to transition, I will be less than thrilled.
Yes. A press release issued after the live announcement said that “users will have access to their entire music library, whether they downloaded the songs, purchased them, or ripped them from a CD.” So again, take a deep breath—contrary to speculation, no one’s iTunes collections were “killed” today. Further questions about keeping personal playlists and play counts intact haven’t been answered as of press time. Is the iTunes Store closing?
No. The press release said, “For those who like to own their music, the iTunes Music Store is just a click away.” In other words, the iTunes store—which was launched two years after its namesake app and transformed the music industry by allowing the purchase of individual songs—is still very much alive.
Post by Sheriff John Stone on Jun 11, 2019 16:33:05 GMT
I just wanted to post this sad news because I'm a big fan of Steve & Eydie. I don't know if anybody else out there is familiar with their catalogue. They were popular in the late 1950's/early 1960's. Both Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme' were great and popular performers on their own, too. They appeared on TV many times on several variety shows. Their Christmas album, That Holiday Feeling, is a personal favorite; I was fortunate to get an autographed copy shortly before Eydie passed away. Steve appears to be handling his diagnosis as well as can be expected.
The Springsteen album, Western Stars, is out today. I had it pre-ordered and so am listening now. It's really an enjoyable album. The production is a lot like was found on those first singles, which is to say sweeping, grandiose. Strings are prominent. Very 70s countrypolitan or ... I don't know what the word is, but how about expensive-to-make pop!? The sort of thing you'd get at some Harry Nilsson sessions, or with Glen Campbell.
Edit - whoops, I meant to post this in the new music thread, not the music news thread. I'll paste it there as well. This post can simply be used to mock me for my blunder.
It's funny to me how naysayers will continually say that legacy acts are no longer relevant in today's landscape, but low and behold, artists like Springsteen, Van Halen, The Beach Boys, Iron Maiden, McCartney, etc have seen new released go to the top of the charts.
B.E.: I skimmed the Mark Linett interview recently posted on SSMB. He said he’s hoping for a Fall release for the box set.
Feb 27, 2020 2:58:34 GMT
Sheriff John Stone: Was hoping for a spring/early summer release, however, I hope for a spring/early summer release with EVERY Beach Boys' album! I can wait for fall.
Feb 27, 2020 18:50:55 GMT
Kapitan: Maybe we’ll get that BW doc that we heard about way back when, Long Promised Doc 😀
Feb 27, 2020 19:18:45 GMT
kds: I get the feeling that documentary will one day be mentioned in the same breath as the 50th Anniversary Doc that was supposed to happen in 2012
Feb 27, 2020 20:55:14 GMT
Kapitan: And Pleasure Island!?
Feb 27, 2020 20:55:51 GMT
Sheriff John Stone: I'm skeptical about that Long Promised Road doc, not whether it will eventually come out, but the quality. If the highlight is Brian and an interviewer driving around and Brian commenting on BB songs/albums, I can only imagine how that'll go...
Feb 27, 2020 22:18:29 GMT
Sheriff John Stone: ...Brian, what do you think about the song, "Long Promised Road"? Brian - "I thought Carl sang it great." Brian, what do you think about The Beach Boys Love You album? Brian - "There's some great songs on that album."
Feb 27, 2020 22:21:28 GMT
Kapitan: I'm skeptical about EVERYTHING. But that doesn't mean I'm not interested in seeing and hearing it all.
Feb 27, 2020 23:50:16 GMT
Wata: I hope it would include some rarities - hopefully with the accompanying soundtrack. And it's time we got to listen to snippets from the rendition of "Long Promised Road" Brian supposedly recorded for the doc. I'm not holding my breath for it, but still...
Feb 28, 2020 5:58:00 GMT
kds: From the description, it sounded like a new version of the Brian Wilson On Tour doc.
Feb 28, 2020 13:20:10 GMT
Kapitan: Except as I recall, they were focusing on driving around LA for a lot of it. Just Brian and whoever the eventual filmmaker was (there had been a replacement) seeing the sights and chatting.
Feb 28, 2020 13:28:28 GMT
Kapitan: btw, it's just a couple weeks shy of a year since they released the movie poster.
Feb 28, 2020 13:31:24 GMT
kds: And, didn't they do the driving around bit in the IJWMFTT doc?
Feb 28, 2020 13:38:15 GMT