Ladies & Gentlemen: The Setlists!
Sony Music Entertainment - 06/08/2010
The lights go on, and the curtain comes up - on Legacy Recordings' brand-new Setlist series of live collections from an A-list of core artists on the Columbia, Epic, and RCA labels. Hand-picked and sequenced by aficionados and (in some cases) the artists themselves, the first 11 volumes in the Setlist series - by Alabama, Blue Oyster Cult, Johnny Cash, Cheap Trick, Jefferson Airplane, Judas Priest, Kansas, Willie Nelson, Ted Nugent, Quiet Riot, and REO Speedwagon - will be available at all physical and digital retail outlets starting July 13th through Columbia/Legacy, Epic/Legacy, and RCA/Legacy, divisions of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.
In an exciting new configuration, each single-CD volume in the Setlist series will consist of remastered .mp3-ready live tracks drawn from each artist's vast archive of live album recordings. The CD is embedded with computer-accessible .pdf files containing liner notes essays, discographical information, photography, bonus features, and more. The package itself will be a plastic-free, 100% recycled paper, recyclable eco-friendly digi-pak, and the product line will be priced for budget-minded consumers.
The Setlist series takes advantage of the multitudes of live recordings - some rarities, others released on best-selling albums, and still some others remaining previously unreleased in the vaults - until now. In the case of Alabama, Quiet Riot, and REO Speedwagon, at least half the Setlist tracks are previously unreleased. Multiple unreleased tracks or rarities can also be found on the Setlists for Blue Oyster Cult, Jefferson Airplane, Judas Priest, and Kansas. (Specifics are delineated in the album listings below.)
The Setlist series follows up Legacy's successful Playlist series launched two years ago. Each volume reflected an insider's musical tastes, with familiar tracks and hits alongside rarities, out-of-print, hard-to-find, and unreleased material that is characteristic of the Legacy experience.
The Playlist series has grown to include music from across the entire musical spectrum, from classic rock (Clash, Electric Light Orchestra, Janis Joplin, Lovin' Spoonful, Ozzy Osbourne, Lou Reed) to modern rock (Korn, Crash Test Dummies), pop (Backstreet Boys, Toni Braxton, John Denver, *NSYNC, Britney Spears), R&B (Destiny's Child, Ginuwine, R. Kelly, Luther Vandross), hip-hop (Cypress Hill, OutKast), jazz (Miles Davis, Billie Holiday), and country (Alabama, Brooks & Dunn, Johnny Cash, David Allen Coe, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Lonestar, Martina McBride). Similarly, the Setlist series will follow the same path as future batches of releases are announced.
An aggressive sales, marketing, promotion, and advertising campaign will be launched by Legacy and Sony Music in support of the Setlist series. The track listings for the first 11 volumes are as follows:
SETLIST: THE VERY BEST OF ALABAMA LIVE (RCA/Legacy 88697 70279 2 5) In addition to drawing on tracks from the albums Alabama Live (1988) and Gonna Have A Party... Live (1993), there are several previously unreleased tracks (all of which are derived from the Wolfgang's Vault archive):
Selections: 1. Tennessee River (previously unreleased, Salt Lake City, UT, March 20, 1981) 2. Why Lady Why (previously unreleased, Florence, AL, February 5, 1982) 3. Mountain Music (previously unreleased, Florence, AL, February 5, 1982) 4. Close Enough To Perfect (previously unreleased, Florence, AL, February 5, 1982) 5. Take Me Down (previously unreleased, Florence, AL, February 5, 1982) 6. Feels So Right (previously unreleased, Florence, AL, February 5, 1982) 7. My Home's In Alabama (previously unreleased, Florence, AL, February 5, 1982) 8. Lady Down On Love 9. Love In The First Degree 10. When We Make Love/ There's No Way 11. She And I 12. Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler).
SETLIST: THE VERY BEST OF BLUE OYSTER CULT LIVE (Columbia/ Legacy 88697 71779 2 7) In addition to drawing on tracks from the albums On Your Feet Or On Your Knees (1975), Some Enchanted Evening (1978), and Extraterrestrial Live (1982), there are several previously unreleased tracks:
Selections: 1. R. U. Ready To Rock 2. Cities On Flame 3. The Red & The Black 4. Godzilla (previously unreleased, promo single, Cobo Arena, Detroit, 1977) 5. 7 Screaming Diz-Busters 6. (Don't Fear) The Reaper 7. Harvester Of Eyes 8. Black Blade 9. The Vigil (previously unreleased, Zellerbach Aud., Berkeley, 1979) 10. Flaming Telepaths (UK single, previously unreleased in U.S., Bonds Casino, 1981) 11. 5 Guitars 12. ME 262.
SETLIST: THE VERY BEST OF JOHNNY CASH LIVE (Columbia/Legacy 88697 70275 2 9) This collection draws on tracks from the albums Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968), Johnny Cash At San Quentin (1969), Johnny Cash At Madison Square Garden (recorded 1969, released 2002), The Best Of The Johnny Cash TV Show (recorded 1969-71, released 2007), Johnny Cash's America (recorded 1970-71, released 2008), and Live At Osteraker Prison (Sweden, recorded 1972, released 2007):
Selections: 1. Folsom Prison Blues 2. I Still Miss Someone 3. Man In Black 4. That Silver-Haired Daddy Of Mine 5. Medley: Darlin' Companion/ If I Were A Carpenter/ Jackson 6. I Got A Woman 7. Life Of A Prisoner 8. What Is Truth 9. Belshazzar 10. Children, Go Where I Send Thee 11. Wreck Of The Old 97 12. A Boy Named Sue 13. I Walk The Line 14. Big River.
SETLIST: THE VERY BEST OF CHEAP TRICK LIVE (Epic/Legacy 88697 71783 2 0) This collection draws on tracks from the albums The Complete Budokan (1979), Dream Police expanded edition (recorded 1979, released 2006), All Shook Up (1980), and the Sex, America, Cheap Trick box set (1996):
Selections: 1. Mrs. Henry 2. Ballad Of TV Violence 3. Can't Hold On 4. I Want You To Want Me 5. Need Your Love 6. Surrender 7. You're All Talk 8. Downed 9. I Know What I Want 10. The Flame 11. The House Is Rockin' (With Domestic Problems).
SETLIST: THE VERY BEST OF JEFFERSON AIRPLANE LIVE (RCA/ Legacy 88697 72245 2 2) In addition to drawing on tracks from the albums Bless Its Pointed Little Head (1969), Jefferson Airplane Loves You (recorded 1967, released 1992), Sweeping Up the Spotlight: Jefferson Airplane Live at the Fillmore East (recorded 1969, released 2007), and Thirty Seconds Over Winterland (1973), there are several previously unreleased tracks:
Selections: 1. Somebody To Love 2. She Has Funny Cars 3. White Rabbit (previously unreleased, Fillmore, San Francisco, November 26, 1966) 4. Plastic Fantastic Lover 5. It's No Secret (previously unreleased, Fillmore, San Francisco, February 6, 1967) 6. Feel So Good 7. Comin' Back To Me 8. Have You Seen The Saucers 9. Good Shepard 10. Volunteers 11. Crown Of Creation 12. The Ballad Of You Me And Pooneil.
SETLIST: THE VERY BEST OF JUDAS PRIEST LIVE (Columbia/Legacy 88697 71778 2 8) In addition to drawing on tracks from the albums Unleashed In The East (1979), Priest...Live! (1986), and A Touch Of Evil Live (2009), there are several previously unreleased in the U.S. tracks (both originally issued on Priest, Live & Rare, Epic/Japan, 2009):
Selections: 1. Judas Rising 2. Riding On The Wind 3. Heading Out To The Highway 4. Breaking The Law 5. Exciter 6. Tyrant 7. Out In The Cold 8. Dissident Aggressor 9. The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown) 10. Beyond The Realms Of Death (Cleveland, 1978, previously unreleased in the U.S.) 11. Freewheel Burning 12. You've Got Another Thing Comin' (US Festival, 1983, previously unreleased on vinyl or CD outside of Japan).
SETLIST: THE VERY BEST OF KANSAS LIVE (Epic/Legacy 88697 71782 2 1) In addition to drawing on tracks from the albums Kansas expanded edition (recorded 1975, released 2004), Song For America expanded edition (recorded 1975, released 2004), Leftoverture expanded edition (recorded 1977, released 2001), and Two For The Show: 30th Anniversary Edition (recorded 1977-78, released 2008), there are several previously unreleased tracks:
Selections: 1. Child Of Innocence 2. Paradox 3. Lonely Street 4. Cheyenne Anthem 5. Dust In The Wind (previously unreleased, Uptown Theatre, Chicago, October 28-29, 1980) 6. Down The Road 7. Play The Game Tonight (previously unreleased, Kansas City, MO, 1982) 8. Bringing It Back 9. Carry On Wayward Son 10. Magnum Opus.
SETLIST: THE VERY BEST OF WILLIE NELSON LIVE (RCA/Columbia/ Legacy 88697 70270 2 4) This collection draws on tracks from the albums Live Country Music Concert (1966), Willie Nelson Live (recorded 1966, released 1976), Wanted! The Outlaws (1975), Willie And Family Live (1978), and Music From The Original Soundtrack: Honeysuckle Rose (1980):
Selections: 1. I Gotta Get Drunk 2. Medley: Mr. Record Man/Hello Walls/One Day At A Time 3. Medley: The Last Letter/Half A Man 4. Touch Me 5. Good Hearted Woman (duet with Waylon Jennings) 6. Funny How Time Slips Away 7. Crazy 8. Night Life 9. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain 10. Georgia On My Mind 11. Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground 12. On The Road Again.
SETLIST: THE VERY BEST OF TED NUGENT LIVE (Epic/Legacy 88697 72473 2 3) This collection draws on tracks from the albums Free For All expanded edition (recorded 1977, released 1999), Cat Scratch Fever expanded edition (recorded 1977, released 1999), Double Live Gonzo (1978), Intensities In 10 Cities (1981), and Live at Hammersmith '79 (1997):
Selections: 1. Just What The Doctor Ordered 2. Gonzo 3. Free-For-All 4. Cat Scratch Fever 5. Stormtroopin' 6. The Flying Lip Lock 7. I Take No Prisoners 8. Hibernation 9. Wang Dang Sweet Poontang 10. Baby, Please Don't Go.
SETLIST: THE VERY BEST OF QUIET RIOT LIVE (Epic/Legacy 88697 71784 2 9) In addition to drawing on tracks from the album Extended Versions (recorded 1983, released 2007), there are several previously unreleased tracks:
Selections: 1. Sign Of The Times (previously unreleased, Dallas, November 3, 1984) 2. Let's Get Crazy 3. Mama Weer All Crazee Now (previously unreleased, Tulsa, October 16, 1984) 4. Slick Black Cadillac 5. Anytime You Want Me 6. Party All Night (previously unreleased, Norman, OK, October 17, 1984) 7. Bang Your Head (Metal Health) (previously unreleased, Dallas, November 3, 1984) 8. Run For Cover 9. Love's A Bitch 10. Stomp Your Hands, Clap Your Feet (previously unreleased, Dallas, November 3, 1984) 11. Gonna Have A Riot 12. Cum On Feel The Noize (previously unreleased, Tulsa, October 16, 1984).
SETLIST: THE VERY BEST OF REO SPEEDWAGON LIVE (Epic/Legacy 88697 70277 2 7) In addition to drawing on tracks from the albums Live: You Get What You Play For (1977), and The Second Decade Of Rock And Roll 1981-1991 (1991), there are several previously unreleased tracks:
Selections: 1. Don't Let Him Go 2. Say You Love Me Or Say Goodnight (previously unreleased, Alpine Valley, July 27, 1980) 3. Like You Do 4. Keep Pushin' 5. Time For Me To Fly (previously unreleased, St. Louis, July 18, 1987) 6. Roll With The Changes (previously unreleased, Denver, McNichols Arena July 2, 1981) 7. Flying Turkey Trot 8. Ridin the Storm Out (previously unreleased, Denver, McNichols Arena July 2, 1981) 9. Tough Guys (previously unreleased, Alpine Valley, July 27, 1980) 10. Keep On Loving You (previously unreleased, Denver, McNichols Arena July 2, 1981) 11. Live It Up 12. Can't Fight This Feeling (previously unreleased, Grand Rapids, MI, November 23, 1990) 13. Golden Country 14. Johnny B. Goode (previously unreleased, Indianapolis, IN, January 1, 1985).
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