Quick Takes On Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, And Elvis Costello
Fans are complaining that Led Zeppelin's new concert film, Celebration Day, is not being played loudly enough in movie theaters across America. The band took to their Facebook page to let fans know they are working on the problem, saying: "We have been made aware that at some screenings of Celebration Day, there have been complaints that the sound is not loud enough. Omniverse, the film's distributors, has been working with local cinema chains to ensure that this issue is addressed urgently. However, it is a good idea to check with the cinema before the screening that they will be playing it loud!"
Neil Young will take part in Twitter's #LegendsOnTwitter campaign and answer fans questions today (October 24th). Young, who'll release his second album of the year with Crazy Horse on October 30th, called Psychedelic Pill, will answer questions from fans tweeted to his Twitter handle @neilyoung with the hashtag #AskNeil .
According to the usually reliable Bob Dylan fan site, BobDylanIsis.com, sources are saying that Sony is prepping two 2013 releases for the ongoing Dylan Bootleg Series. In regards to Volume 10, the site posted "Although we have not received official information regarding this release, we understand that the powers that be are considering something from the 1969/70 period." Volume 11 in the series is believed to be culled -- at least in part -- from the 1974 sessions for the following year's Blood On The Tracks album.
Coming on November 19th will be the new Elvis Costello compilation, called, In Motion Pictures. The set collects all of Costello's songs over the past 32 years, which have appeared in such notable big screen soundtracks as E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, The Godfather: Part III, Notting Hill, and The Big Lebowski, among others. (Vintage Vinyl News)
We asked Costello about the fact that he's always leaned more towards the abstract when talking about his life in his music, rather than being a traditional "confessional" singer/songwriter: "I would say that there's certainly some records I could think of I made that were informed by transitions I was going through in my life, I know that's the case. And I don't think you're going to make a record that's exactly the mirror of, say a John Lennon record, or whatever it is -- a (Fleetwood Mac) Rumours -- y'know, by that if you're talking about a divorce record, where it's more overt and almost in order to appreciate it fully, people needed to know what the back story was. Y'know, people have always wanted to project onto records what the assume are the circumstances that created them."
The tracklist to Elvis Costello's In Motion Pictures is:
"Accidents Will Happen" (from the film E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial)
"Lover's Walk" (from the film The Shape Of Things)
"Miracle Man" (from the film The Godfather: Part III)
"Life Shrinks" (from the film The War Of The Buttons)
"Crawling To The U.S.A." (from the film Americathon)
"Seven Day Weekend" (with Jimmy Cliff) (from the film Club Paradise)
"Days" (from the film Until The End Of The World)
"I Want You" (from the film I Want You)
"You Stole My Bell" (from the film The Family Man)
"My Mood Swings" (from the film The Big Lebowski)
"Oh Well" (from the film Prison Song)
"God Give Me Strength" (from the film Grace Of My Heart)
"Sparkling Day" (from the film One Day)
"She" (from the film Notting Hill)
"A Town Called Big Nothing" (from the film Straight To Hell)