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www.belleandsebastian.com ♥ myspace.com/thebandbelleandsebastian
Fans waiting for brand spanking new tracks will have to wait a few years. Jeepster (UK) and Matador (US) will be releasing this compilation on November 17th.
Of course, as already a long-time fan, I will tell you that I already have a (crappy) recording of the over-the-air broadcast. I'm obviously still going to get a copy (particularly the limited double-CD version), just in time for Christmas, I suppose.
Highlight from the compilation is alternative version of "Lazy Line Painter Jane", which I'm quite curious about.
I'm definitely glad I will be able to replace my bootleg copy for this (assumingly remastered) version. In the meantime, enjoy their cover version of The Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun", this track will be available on the 2nd bonus CD if you get the limited edition.
www.bobdylan.com ♥ myspace.com/bobdylan
Columbia Records announced that for a limited time, you can download this song on www.amazon.com/mp3, in promotion for Bob Dylan's Tell Tale Signs - The Bootleg Series Vol 8. I don't know how long the song is available for free, so you might as well download it while you can. I am assuming the promotion will end when the Bootleg #8 is officially released on October 7th, but that's only an assumption.
The story behind this song was that it was originally recorded for the 1997 album (Tell Tale Signs), but a very different version of "Mississippi" eventually made it out on 2001's Love and Theft.
This version actually is more stripped down. Bob Dylan's 8th installment in his so-called Bootleg Series will be available in a two-disc format and a three-disc deluxe format. Hardcore fan will want the 3-disc format, of course.
www.superdrag.com ♥ myspace.com/superdragofficial
Details about the 'drag's new album is kind of sketchy. I'm told that they're still in the process of recording a yet-untitled new album pending for release in early 2009.
What is exciting about this new album is that it will feature the original line from 1998's Headtrip In Every Key. The one song that I was sent to preview is "Filthy And Afraid (Stealth Mix D)", which I'll have to admit is pretty rockin'.
Fans will note that it has that "Sucked Out" vibe to it.