David Bowie Posthumous Album, ‘The Mercury Demos’, Set For Release

first_imgA new posthumous David Bowie record, The Mercury Demos, is set for release on June 28th, 2019 via Parlophone. The 10-track effort will feature previously unreleased Bowie recordings.The Mercury Demos are 10 early recordings, captured live in one take to a Revox reel-to-reel tape machine in Bowie’s apartment in the spring of 1969, with accompaniment from John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson on guitar and vocals. Mercury Records A&R man Calvin Mark Lee requested the recording, who wanted the tracks to send to his boss Bob Reno. Both Calvin and Bob are referenced during the 41-minute recording, and the demos were key in securing Bowie’s recording deal with Mercury Records.A press release further describes the album, explaining, “The version of ‘Space Oddity’ from The Mercury Demos, originally released with edits on the Sound & Vision boxed set, is presented here in its true context for the first time. The other nine recordings on the album are all previously unreleased. In addition to the Bowie originals, the session also includes the Roger Bunn composition ‘Life Is a Circus’ (which features in an earlier demo version on the Clareville Grove Demos set) and the Lesley Duncan composition ‘Love Song,’ later recorded by Elton John for his Tumbleweed Connection album. Bowie’s own ‘Conversation Piece’ is announced as a new song and ‘Janine’ features a short, 19-second section sung to the melody of The Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude.’”The Mercury Demos set will come in a replica of the original tape box and will feature one vinyl LP, a print, and two photo contact sheets and sleeve notes by Mark Adams. The labels of the LP feature the same EMIDISC acetate styling as Spying Through A Keyhole and Clareville Grove Demos with the song titles in David’s own handwriting.The Mercury Demos Tracklist:Side 1Space OddityJanineAn Occasional DreamConversation PieceChing-a-LingI’m Not Quite (aka Letter To Hermione)Side 2Lover To The DawnLove SongWhen I’m FiveLife Is A CircusView Tracklistlast_img read more

Fauci says anti-quarantine protest could prolong the lockdown

first_imgDr. Anthony Fauci, the director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is warning the public that anti-quarantine protest could backfire and actually prolong the pandemic.He spoke to Good Morning America on Monday stating that he understands the shutdown has affected many other aspects of people’s lives, but opening the country too early could cause bigger problems:“I think the message is that, clearly, this is something that is hurting from the standpoint of economics, from the standpoint of things that have nothing to do with the virus,” Fauci said. “But unless we get the virus under control, the real recovery, economically, is not gonna happen.”“If you jump the gun and go into a situation where you have a big spike, you’re gonna set yourself back,” Fauci continued. “So as painful as it is to go by the careful guidelines of gradually phasing into a reopening, it’s going to backfire. That’s the problem.”At least 20 states including Michigan, Minnesota, and Virginia  have seen protest in the last few days demanding that the government reopen some parts of the economy.Many of those protesters were seen without protective gear and standing in close quarters.Despite Fauci’s concern President Donald Trump urged state representatives who are have seen protest to “liberate” their residents stating that the restrictions are “too tough.”last_img read more