Thursday, 22 October 2015

Recommended: Rubber Soul Rebound

#996: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! The Move legend and co-founder Trevor Burton, Fuzzbox's ViX & Her MsChiefs and Boat To Row's Michael King have "Come Together" with many more great Birmingham based musicians to record a new CD version of The Beatles' iconic 1965 album "Rubber Soul" at King's Heath's iconic Highbury Studio"Rubber Soul Rebound" is set to be released on Thursday 3rd December - exactly fifty [50] years to the day after the original release. Bob Prew and Ken Whittaker, joint organisers of the King's Heath Walk of Fame [who are backing the release], said:
"Rubber Soul Rebound will be a strictly limited edition CD with only 500 copies being pressed. It will make a great Christmas present for all music lovers and is guaranteed to become a real collector's item in years to come. We would urge fans to order their copies now to avoid disappointment!" 

Artists featured on the 14 track CD include Abi Budgen, Goodall, Sylvia, David Garside, Peters & Dog, Acoustica, Hannah Brown, Tim Walkerdine as well as Eleanor Dattani & The Eggmen. The album will end with an ensemble version of "Run For Your Life" featuring all of the musicians singing and playing together as The Rubber Band. All monies raised will go to support the work of the local charity in promote the musical heritage of the area including that of the old Ritz Ballroom on York Road where The Beatles made their Birmingham debut on 15th February 1963.
In the studio: Trevor Burton recording "If I Needed Someone" ...
To create a truly authentic sound, "Rubber Soul Rebound" was recorded at King's Heath's analogue Highbury Recording Studio where UB40, Duran Duran and Ocean Colour Scene made some of their earliest recordings. The album will be officially launched as part of the Walk Of Fame's Christmas Party on the afternoon of Sunday 6th December at Fletchers Bar, York Road, King's Heath opposite the burnt down ruins of the old Ritz Ballroom. Tickets for this event cost just £4 each in advance from the Kitchen Garden Cafe or £5 [if available] on the door. "Rubber Soul Rebound" is currently available to order for just £10 [plus P+P] via this link thus:

ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends "Rubber Soul Rebound" to those enlightened folks who also like ELO, Jeff LynneRoy Wood'Brum Beat'The Idle RaceThe MoveThe Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 22-Oct-2015

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