Biffy Clyro have announced the release of their new ‘MTV Unplugged’ album along with details of a UK acoustic tour. Watch part one of our video interview with the band above. Following in the legendary footsteps of the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Oasis and REM, the band will be releasing the live album of their MTV Unplugged show at The Roundhouse in London on May 25, when their performance will also premiere on MTV. Meanwhile, Biffy have also been hard at work on many other things.
Most of this CD is the complete output by Curtis Mosby & His Dixieland Blue Blowers, one of the top jazz bands active in Los Angeles in the 1920s. Although the soundtrack from its appearance in the 1929 movie Hallelujah is not here, this disc has the first-time release of two numbers from a scratchy 1924 test pressing. Otherwise, the eight selections and four alternate takes from 1927-1929 are full of spirit and strong musicianship, with highlights including "Weary Stomp," "Whoop 'Em Up Blues," "Blue Blower's Blues," "Hardee Stomp," and three versions of "Tiger Stomp."
I believe this is the only note-complete performance of this opera, and furthermore, the only one that is sung in all of the original keys (in almost every other recording "Casta diva" and the duets are transposed down). It is a spectacular example of bel canto. Recorded in 1964, Joan Sutherland was at her peak, exhibiting fearless, beautiful singing, thoroughly accurate in fiorature and breath control.
Au vu de la situation, la grande majorité des mouvements sociaux et écologistes échouent lamentablement. La plupart de ces mouvements se targuent de respecter scrupuleusement les principes de la non-violence, qu'ils considèrent comme la seule méthode de lutte acceptable. …