Joni Mitchell's new four-disc boxed set LOVE HAS MANY FACES: A QUARTET, A BALLET, WAITING TO BE DANCED was first conceived as the music to a ballet about love.
But after spending 18 months trying to distill everything she'd written about love-and the lack of it-down to a single disc, the influential singer-songwriter abandoned the ballet. "I wanted the music to feel like a total work-a new work. No matter what I did, though, at that length, it remained merely a collection of songs," she writes in the set's liner notes.
Undaunted, Mitchell did not give up. Instead, she continued to sequence her songs, determined to prove to herself that what she was after was possible. After two years, she had created a four-act ballet based on the 53 songs that make up this inspiring collection. "I am a painter who writes songs. My songs are very visual. The words create scenes...What I have done here is to gather some of these scenes (like a documentary filmmaker) and by juxtaposition, edit them into a whole new work," the artist writes.
PRINCE REACHES DEAL WITH WARNER BROS. RECORDS! REMASTERED “PURPLE RAIN” & OTHERS ALONG WITH NEW ALBUM ON WAY!!!!!
April Fool's was 18 days ago so the news of PRINCE reaching a new deal with WARNER BROS Records is no joke!!! The news was sent out to via email and PR early this morning.
Yes, PRINCE has struck a deal with Warner Bros records to release remasters starting with a deluxe version of "PURPLE RAIN" just in time for the 30th anniversary of the album and film.
The global deal also includes the Prince albums "Controversy", "Dirty Mind", and "1999" along with others in the Warner Bros. Prince catalog.
"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros Records and Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations and look forward to a fruitful working relationship,"-Prince
No more fighting over master recordings. No waiting 35 years from the Copyright Revision Act of 1976.
Prince now has ownership and control over his master recordings.
"Everyone at Warner Bros Records is delighted to be working with Prince once again: he is one of the world's biggest stars and a truly unique talent. We are also very excited about the release of new and re-mastered music from one of his greatest masterpieces."-Warner Bros. Records chairman and CEO Cameron Strang
Yes. It's real.-DocFB
Diagnosis: You can bet we will have more on this through the weekend and on the next Spreecast! PRINCE....congrats my man!!!!
Don't forget to join us for the PRINCE Spreecast this Wednesday April 23rd! Gonna be a hot one!!!
Questlove took to Instagram, taking a photo of a DJ program where if you look to the top left is Prince's name and we can only assume that Quest was adjusting level's of Prince's early material which has not been remastered and several top not DJ's such as Quest have made their own type of remaster's when it comes to the purple one's work.
For more of what Questlove had to say about Prince, click the continue reading button....
The remastered Beatles box set hits stores and everywhere today except for I-tunes. Finally, a remaster of several Beatles albums and songs that were really needed.
There is something new even for people who have heard it before as you will be able to hear things you may not be able to have heard before.
So, are you or do you know anyone getting the box set or Rock Band game?-Dr.FB