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March 23, 2011

Q104.3 PRESENTS HISTORIC SHOW WITH FOREIGNER FOR IHEARTRADIO LIVE

AS A CURTAIN RAISER TO THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RELEASE OF FOREIGNER '4', THE BAND WILL PERFORM SELECTIONS FROM THE ALBUM AND OTHER FOREIGNER CLASSICS IN CONCERT IN NEW YORK CITY ON MARCH 30TH
BAND TO RELEASE LIVE DVD AND CD THIS SUMMER VIA RAZOR & TIE AND TOUR WITH JOURNEY

Foreigner will be performing an exclusive show at the P.C. Richard & Son Theater in New York City on March 30th as part of iHeartRadio Live, a Clear Channel entertainment production that features private performances and interviews with today's top recording artists. The band will be playing selections from Foreigner 4 and other songs from their repertoire of sixteen top thirty songs and radio favorites. Videos from the show will be available on Q1043.com and iheartradio.com. Released in 1984, 4 was Foreigner's fourth studio album and features the hit singles "Urgent," "Waiting for a Girl Like You," and "Juke Box Hero."

"To provide the Q104.3 audience with an exclusive, intimate performance with a band like Foreigner in our P.C. Richard & Son Theater is incredible all by itself," said Eric Wellman, Program Director, Q104.3. "To give them the experience of hearing Foreigner classics including songs from Foreigner 4, one of the defining albums in the history of rock, played live right before your eyes is amazing! Six times platinum? Is that all? I can't wait!"

This summer Razor & Tie will release a Foreigner live DVD featuring the band's greatest hits filmed in Chicago in March. Razor & Tie will also release a new studio album of Foreigner hits, including classics such as "Hot Blooded," "Cold As Ice," "Double Vision," "Waiting for a Girl Like You," and "I Want to Know What Love Is," to name a few. The live DVD performance will be featured in a PBS TV national broadcast in the summer. More details of this exciting event will follow.

"We are very excited to be working with one of the most successful bands in rock history," said Cliff Chenfeld, Co-Owner of Razor & Tie. "Mick Jones and Foreigner are legends and continue to perform and record at a remarkably high level. We are honored to partner with them."

For the first time in over 10 years, Foreigner and Journey will hit the road on a national tour. The tour features special guests Night Ranger, and tickets are now on sale through online, phone and physical retail outlets, including select Walmart Ticketmaster locations across the country.

Foreigner's Mick Jones says, "This will be one of the main events of the summer. Bands who represent the magic era in Classic Rock together for the first time in ten years. Get ready to rock!" Journey's Neal Schon adds: "We haven't toured with Foreigner for over 10 years, so we're really looking forward to this run."

More than 30 years after releasing their first multi-platinum album, Foreigner's music resonates globally across generations with album sales exceeding 70 million. An impressive run of 14 Top 20 hits including worldwide number one hit "I Want To Know What Love Is," "Cold As Ice," "Double Vision," "Head Games," "Urgent," "Waiting For A Girl Like You" and video game staples such as "Hot Blooded" and "Juke Box Hero." Foreigner's tours continue to electrify audiences and establish the group in its rightful place as one of the top touring attractions. Formed in 1976 by English rocker Mick Jones, the current lineup includes: Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals/percussion), Jeff Pilson (bass guitar), Tom Gimbel (guitar/saxophone/flute), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), and Mark Schulman (drums).

Foreigner is the latest addition to join the leading independent label Razor & Tie and the diverse and acclaimed roster that includes such artists as Vanessa Carlton, Richard Ashcroft, Nicole Atkins, Angelique Kidjo, Dave Barnes, All That Remains, Norma Jean, Dweezil Zappa, Dar Williams, Chelsea Grin and The Summer Set. The New York City-based label is one of the fastest growing independent record companies in the United States, and has garnered both Platinum sales and Grammy awards in its 20-year history.

March 22, 2011

BOB DYLAN "ARCHIVE" COLLECTION BY BOX OF VISION TO BE RELEASED

BOB DYLAN "ARCHIVE" COLLECTION BY BOX OF VISION TO BE RELEASED
Elegant table-top collection, following up the worldwide success of THE BEATLES Box Of Vision, will be available in time for Father's Day

The BOB DYLAN Archive, from Box Of Vision, is now available for pre-order at www.BoxOfVision.com. The limited edition first printing, will be available for delivery in April, and will be available at select retailers by May 10. The officially licensed BOB DYLAN Archive is a table-top case and collection built for the storage and display of the musician's entire chronological CD catalog including his studio, greatest hits and original live albums. Beautifully packaged in a luxurious, linen-covered Showcase Box, the richly- designed Storage Book is rounded out by a stunning 220 page LP Artwork Book and Catalography, a unique discography with historical reviews and classic album ads that span Dylan's complete career.

BOB DYLAN Archive

-Storage Book - A unique book that gives fans the ability to store and organize their existing Bob Dylan CD catalog and memorabilia. It is designed specifically to hold all 43 of Dylan's official chronological CD albums, has additional room to store Biography and later retrospective hits and compilations, and is expandable to store even more. The cover has a unique, black on black silhouette of a classic portrait photo of Bob Dylan by photographer Jerry Schatzberg.

-LP Artwork Book - The most comprehensive collection of iconic Bob Dylan LP artwork ever available, in a 220 page, oversized, hardcover book. All of the brilliantly restored artwork starting with the first album,1962's Bob Dylan, through 2009's Christmas in the Heart, has been set up in chronological order as if you're holding the entire collection of LPs on your lap. This stunning volume of iconic artwork alone makes this collection indispensible.

-Catalography - A brand new, unique discography includes excerpts from over 90 historical reviews and 27 classic advertisements that span Bob Dylan's entire career. The larger than LP sized, soft cover book, is a unique 54 page journey through Bob Dylan's entire album catalog.

-Showcase Box - Covered in a rugged yet soft, natural linen, the elegant case has Bob Dylan's name and logo debossed in thick black, matte foil, into the linen on the spines and back of the case, and an eye catching new print of a classic Bob Dylan photo is tipped into the cover. The case opens and closes with a magnetic door that reveals a continuous span of reproduced, original size Bob Dylan LP spines simulated across the three books inside.

The BOB DYLAN Archive was conceived by Jonathan Polk, of BoxOfVision.com. "There is no body of recorded work more deserving of an elegant way to store and display than Bob Dylan's peerless album catalog," said Polk, a music industry veteran with more than 20 years experience. "This is not a catalog to simply store on a hard drive or in a cloud. The BOB DYLAN Archive is designed to allow fans to keep all of the iconic LP size artwork, and 50 years of unparalleled recordings, at their fingertips and on prominent, reverent display." Ideal for fans, collectors and gift giving, the set is the perfect tribute to the musician Rolling Stone calls "the most influential American musician rock & roll has ever produced."

The retail list price for this indispensible compilation is $130.

For further information, photos and a "virtual tour" of the BOB DYLAN Archive, please visit: www.BoxOfVision.com/bobdylan

ABOUT BOX OF VISION:

Box Of Vision creates elegant table top collections for storing and displaying the bodies of work of great recording artists, such as 2009's THE BEATLES Box Of Vision, 2010's JOHN LENNON Box Of Vision, and 2011's BOB DYLAN Archive.

Each collection is an officially licensed set of three books stored inside an elegant showcase: an LP size coffee table book of all of the artist's original LP artwork, digitally restored and reprinted as art prints, and arranged as if the entire collection of LPs is in one's lap; a new LP sized discography, with photos and text presenting the chronology of the artists career in historical context; and a unique book that allows the fan to store and organize their existing collection of the artist's CD's and display them in a context that encourages them to fill in the missing pieces of their collections. These sophisticated collections, aimed at baby boomer fans (and their children) takes their music collection "out of the dorm room and into the living room."

Coming soon: companion pieces to store vinyl LPs, flash drive media, and other artist-related memorabilia (such as ticket stubs, tour laminates and tour programs) to enable the fan to store their entire collections of music and related keepsakes in a single, elegant storage solution.

JOE JACKSON ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF "LIVE MUSIC" ON JUNE 7, 2011

Confirmed To Perform With The Roots on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Working on Duke Ellington Tribute Album

Razor & Tie is excited to announce the release of Joe Jackson's Live Music on June 7, 2011. The record is a document of the fantastic European tour from 2010. While 2003's Volume 4 and the seven-month tour that followed that brilliant record featured the reunion of the entire original, iconic Joe Jackson Band from the late 70s, the follow-up, 2008's Rain, was made with three of those four members: Jackson (vocals and keyboards), Graham Maby (bass/vocals) and Dave Houghton (drums/vocals). This is the band that appears on Live Music, which is made up of 12 tracks culled from board recordings from a variety of cities. Jackson will perform with The Roots as his band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on June 8.

Jackson approaches the live setting with a very different mindset than he does his studio recordings. For that reason, his tours are always must-see events as the songs take new shape and evolve over time. His writing leaves much more room for re-interpretation and he derives great pleasure from bursting the boundaries and exploring new avenues and readings of his own work. The 2009/09 tours were no different, as it featured a piano-based trio without guitar.

Jackson always enjoys the energy that an audience brings to the creative process and he often likes to authenticate the experience by releasing a live record as a historical document of his ideas. Live Music will be the sixth live record in his career. His first was the groundbreaking Big World in 1986, which was all the new songs recorded in front of an audience. The second was Live 1980-1986, which was a double album featuring songs from every phase of his career up to that point. The third was 2000's Summer in the City: Live in New York, which was also released as a trio record, though that one featured more recent alum Gary Burke on drums. Next was 2001's Two Rainy Nights, released after the Night and Day II tour, and the most recent was 2004's Afterlife, which documented the Volume 4 performances.

Live Music features nine Jackson classics and three covers: The Beatles' "Girl," David Bowie's "Scary Monsters" and Ian Dury's "Inbetweenies." The tracks are heard as they were performed. There aren't any fixes, overdubs, or corrections.

Jackson is currently working on a Duke Ellington tribute record that will be recorded in Amsterdam, Berlin and New York. It will be released sometime in early 2012.

The final tracklisting for Live Music is below:
1. Tomorrow's World
2. Another World
3. Still Alive
4. Chinatown
5. Sunday Papers
6. Cancer
7. Girl
8. Inbetweenies
9. Scary Monsters
10. Got The Time
11. Steppin' Out
12. Slow Song

"Fools In Love" will be offered as a free download bonus track.

www.joejackson.com

March 01, 2011

VANESSA CARLTON SIGNS WITH RAZOR & TIE

VANESSA CARLTON SIGNS WITH RAZOR & TIE
New Album RABBITS ON THE RUN To Be Released On June 21st, 2011

Razor & Tie is excited to announce the signing of singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton. Her fourth studio album and first for Razor & Tie is set for release on June 21st, 2011. The album, titled Rabbits on the Run, was produced by Steve Osborne (U2, B-52's, KT Tunstall) and was recorded in the UK at Peter Gabriel's world-renowned Real World Studios.

"It's inspiring to be working with such a vibrant talent like Vanessa Carlton," said Beka Tischker, Razor & Tie's Vice President of A&R and Music Publishing. "Vanessa's latest album harkens back to the art of making records that take you on a journey, it's refreshing and something you don't hear a lot today. The music showcases her depth as a composer, sensitivity as a lyricist, and her skills as a pianist. At Razor & Tie we pride ourselves with being a home that nurtures artists to grow and explore so they can reach their full potential."

Vanessa Carlton's Rabbits on the Run is a 10-song set of gorgeous, haunting melodies and finely-crafted stories. The album was created in collaboration with Steve Osborne, Patrick Hallahan of My Morning Jacket, Ari Ingber of The Upwelling (all playing on the album), a two-inch tape machine, and a stone house in the English countryside. It was in part inspired by two books: Richard Adams' Watership Down and Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time. Songs include the 70's-sun-drenched "Dear California," the lush "Carousel" and the bold "I Don't Want to Be a Bride." Rabbits on the Run is by far the most honest and uncompromised album she has recorded to date, revealing a striking departure and an exciting snapshot in the evolution of Vanessa Carlton.

Carlton explains, "It took me thirteen years to return to the vibe of my first cassette demo and ten years to muster the courage to go it alone and create something that is pure Arts and Crafts. It was written and arranged over two years, and put to tape." Watch Vanessa discuss the album HERE or at www.vanessacarlton.com.

Three Grammy nominations, three studio albums, platinum sales and a collection of hit songs are some notable results of a fruitful career thus far for Vanessa Carlton. She first exploded onto the scene in 2002 with her stunning debut Be Not Nobody, and world-wide hit single "A Thousand Miles." Vanessa Carlton first began playing the piano as a toddler, continuing on an artistic road with her attendance at the School of American Ballet in New York, a path she would eventually abandon in favor of songwriting. While studying at Columbia University in New York City, Carlton was signed to Interscope Records and has since released three albums featuring songs such as "A Thousand Miles," "White Houses," and "Nolita Fairytale." Carlton's music has resonated with audiences of all ages world-wide and she continues to inspire an increasingly loyal fan base. Vanessa Carlton is managed by Career Artist Management (CAM).

Vanessa Carlton joins the leading independent label Razor & Tie and the diverse and acclaimed roster that includes such artists as Richard Ashcroft, Nicole Atkins, Angelique Kidjo, Dave Barnes, All That Remains, Norma Jean, Dweezil Zappa, Dar Williams, Chelsea Grin and The Summer Set. The New York City based label is one of the fastest growing independent record companies in the United States, and has garnered both Platinum sales and Grammy awards in its 20 year history.

VANESSA CARLTON LINKS
www.vanessacarlton.com
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