Saw this on Youtube today and thought I'd pass it along.
I don't have any info about other than it's one that hasn't been released on anything that I know of, and would suspect it would have been recorded before Huey had his hearing problems.
It's brand new, Bill ... just posted yesterday ... and, incredibly, it's the lead-off track from a brand new Huey Lewis and the News album ... their first in over a decade ... and VERY surprising news in light of Huey's recent issues forcing him to cancel all remaining tour dates a couple of years back due to his being "unable to sing."
And, it sounds JUST the way you'd want Huey Lewis and the News to sound ... which sparks high hopes for their return.
Apparently Lewis' issues were all hearing-related, meaning he couldn't hear himself well enough to sing on stage in order to sing the way he needs to ... but this was evidently remedied in the studio (much easier to fix with "remakes" than it is live!) and, hopefully, this means we can still enjoy their new music by these guys for many years to come. (I'm quite excited about this!) The new album is expected to be released early in 2020.
Also dropping new music yesterday was Jeff Lynne's ELO, who posted their new single "From Out Of Nowhere," which is also the title track from their new LP, dropping in November.
Although credited to Jeff Lynne's ELO, this is essentially a solo album ... in every sense of the word. Lynne played virtually EVERY instrument and sang EVERY vocal which, cool as that is, is kinda sad since he put together such an incredible, killer touring band for his last two US tours. Still, this is exciting news and shows that Jeff is motivated again since this will be out just a couple of years after his last LP, "Alone In The Universe."
Hootie and the Blowfish did a bunch of shows this summer as part of a reunion tour ... they, too, have a new album coming up. (Incredible to think that Darius Rucker, now a HUGE country music star, can put his solo career on hold to do this ... shows you just how tight these guys really are. And they still sound GREAT!)
We also really enjoyed a recently released album by The Alan Parsons Project, offering several solid cuts. In truth, NONE of these acts seems to have aged at all! Their music is just as strong and solid today as it was when these bands were in their prime.
And, earlier in the week came news that the final album Harry Nilsson was working on at the time of his death will finally see the light of day. Producer Mark Hudson has gone back and cleaned up and finished off 11 tracks and while all will readily admit that this isn't Harry's finest album, it does bring his remarkable career full circle to a fitting close. Look for "Losst And Founnd" November 22nd.
A lot of buzz, for sure ... but, as we've seen, no matter HOW good these may be, Classic Rock Radio won't play them! This would force them to alter their list of 200 tracks they all seem to be playing daily ... and let's face it ... NOBODY wants to DARE step outside the box!
That being said, ALL of these artists are well represented on our TOP 3333 MOST ESSENTIAL CLASSIC ROCK SONGS list, the countdown for which we're still hoping to launch next weekend. (It'll be tight ... there's still a VERY long way to go ... but I'm keeping my eyes on the prize right now and am VERY anxious to start sharing the results of this MAMMOTH poll with the rest of the world.) Stay tuned for more details in that regard.
Within the ranks of The Top 3333, you'll find 13 tracks by Huey Lewis and the News, 22 tracks by ELO, 9 by The Alan Parsons Project, 6 by Nilsson and 7 by Hootie and the Blowfish. (That's 57 tracks in all, or about 1.5% of the list!)
We can also look forward to new solo albums by Ringo Starr (featuring Paul McCartney on a track written by John Lennon!) and Gerry Beckley of America, too, coming in the next month or two.
And how about this ... a brand new album from The Cowsills!!! (I'm telling you, one of the most pleasant surprises I've seen over the past six years or so is the way The Cowsills sound live in concert. We can't WAIT to hear and experience THIS one!)
We are VERY exciting about The Beatles White Album 50th Anniversary Concert at The Arcada Theatre next week (October 1st). We've been talking about this one since before the tickets even went on sale!
What a list of performers ... Christopher Cross, Todd Rundgren, Micky Dolenz, Jason Scheff of Chicago and Joey Molland of Badfinger, all teaming up to pay (and play!) tribute to The Beatles' landmark LP, as well as a couple of their own biggest hits.
Here's a concert review, forwarded to me by FH Reader David Salidor ...
And check out this set list!!!
Back in the U.S.S.R. (Everyone)
Dear Prudence (Jason Scheff)
Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey (Todd Rundgren)
Martha My Dear (Christopher Cross)
Birthday (Micky Dolenz)
I'm a Believer (Micky Dolenz)
Pleasant Valley Sunday (Micky Dolenz)
Baby Blue (Joey Molland)
No Matter What (Joey Molland)
Hard to Say I'm Sorry (Jason Scheff)
25 or 6 to 4 (Jason Scheff)
I Saw the Light (Todd Rundgren)
Hello It's Me (Todd Rundgren)
Sailing (Christopher Cross)
Ride Like the Wind (Christopher Cross)
Savoy Truffle (Joey Molland)
Honey Pie (Christopher Cross)
Why Don't We Do It in the Road? (Micky Dolenz)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Todd Rundgren)
Revolution 1 (Todd Rundgren)
Blackbird (Christopher Cross)
I Will (Christopher Cross)
Julia (Jason Scheff and Christopher Cross)
Mother Nature's Son (Christopher Cross)
Rocky Raccoon (Micky Dolenz)
Sexy Sadie (Todd Rundgren)
I'm So Tired (Micky Dolenz)
Happiness Is A Warm Gun (Micky Dolenz)
Glass Onion (Jason Scheff)
The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill (Todd Rundgren)
Piggies (Jason Scheff)
Helter Skelter (Todd Rundgren)
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (Everyone)
Man, what a show this is going to be!
Tuesday's show is sold out ... but Ron is bringing everybody back on December 2nd to do it again ... so be sure to check the Arcada website now to get your hands on a pair before they all disappear! (kk)
Speaking of concert reviews ...
Shelley's Concert Reviews are the best!
They've made for a welcome addition to the site (and give me a little bit of breathing room, too!) We encourage ALL of our readers to share their concert experiences and we'll run what we can. (At times like these when I scrambling to get the Top 3333 List together, some of you "pinch hitters" are extremely valuable to me!) kk
And from Bob Lind ...
TO MY SOUTH FLORIDA FRIENDS AND FANS ...
and those who may be in the area next week:
Some of you know I'll be back at the LUNA STAR next Friday, October 4th. I hardly ever play South Florida, but I love this venue. It's a listening room (remember those?)
I hope to see you there.
Two things to know:
1. Alexis, the owner, is an old-school hippie. She doesn't take credit cards. But she does take cash and personal checks with proper I.D.
2. I want to get my claws into some fresh meat at this show. So I encourage you to bring someone who's never seen me live. If you do, you'll get five bucks off the cover charge and so will any new Lind-virgins you bring me.
It's a tiny club so you might want to call ahead for reservations.
Here's the info:
Limited postings here until we get THE TOP 3333 MOST ESSENTIAL CLASSIC ROCK SONGS list up and running ... but we'll post what we can, when we can ... so please be sure to check in from time to time. Thanks All! (kk)