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It's been thirteen years since Patty Griffin recorded Silver Bell, an album that became lost in the throes of record label reorganizing and the ever-evolving recording industry. Some of the songs she recorded on the disc have long s...
It's been thirteen years since Patty Griffin recorded Silver Bell, an album that became lost in the throes of record label reorganizing and the ever-evolving recording industry. Some of the songs she recorded on the disc have long since been released on live recordings or included on other albums; others have been recorded by other artists (i.e. two by the Dixie Chicks alone). And now, at last, Silver Bell is being made available in its full, original recording glory, the way it was originally intended as her follow-up to Flaming Red back at the turn of the Century. We'd like to give away a copy to three lucky ND community members.  To enter to win a copy of the album on either CD or vinyl (your choice), simply comment on this post telling us what your favorite Patty Griffin song is, and why. Anyone can enter, but the prize(s) can only be shipped to a US address.   Post your comment/entry as a comment on this blog post. To comment on this post and enter the contest, scroll to the bottom of this page and leave your comment in the comment field. Clicking on the "+add" button at the top of this page will create a completely separate blog post that we will have to delete. Entries will not be accepted via separate blog post, Facebook, or Twitter. The contest will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on Monday, Oct. 7. So, good luck!  Here's some more info about the record, from a press release:  Silver Bell features 14 original songs recorded at Daniel Lanois’ Kingsway Studio in New Orleans by Griffin on vocals, guitar and piano with guitarist Doug Lancio, keyboardist John Deaderick, bassist Frank Swart, and percussionist Billy Beard. Emmylou Harris also joined Griffin in the studio to sing harmony on “Truth #2.” Despite its 13 years of limbo, the sought-after album spawned two huge hits for the Dixie Chicks, who covered both “Top Of The World” and “Truth #2” for their six-million-selling 2002 Home album. In addition, the band’s Natalie Maines recorded Silver Bell’s title track for her recent solo debut, Mother. Through the years, Griffin’s original songs have also been covered by many other notable artists, including Solomon Burke, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Kelly Clarkson, Martina McBride, Bette Midler, Ben Harper, Bon Iver, Linda Ronstadt, Ellie Goulding & Lissie, Melissa Etheridge, Jessica Simpson, Miranda Lambert, Shooter Jennings, and Joan Osborne. Patty Griffin: Silver Bell track listing 1. Little God 2. Truth#2 3. Boston 4. Perfect White Girls 5. Sooner or Later 6. What you Are 7. Silver Bell 8. Fragile 9. Mother of God 10. One More Girl 11. Sorry and Sad 12. Driving 13. Top of the World 14. So Long
about 4 hours ago
This one's for all the longtime couples out there, with an assist from Emmylou Harris and Daniel Lanois. [ more › ]
This one's for all the longtime couples out there, with an assist from Emmylou Harris and Daniel Lanois. [ more › ]
4 days ago
Birthdays 1921 - Billy Ward (Billy Ward & the Dominoes) (d. 2002) 1931 - Brook Benton (d. 1988) 1934 - Brian Epstein (d. 1967) 1935 - Nick Massi (Four Seasons) (d. 2000) 1936 - Gene Dinwiddie (Paul Butterfield Blues Band) (77) 19...
Birthdays 1921 - Billy Ward (Billy Ward & the Dominoes) (d. 2002) 1931 - Brook Benton (d. 1988) 1934 - Brian Epstein (d. 1967) 1935 - Nick Massi (Four Seasons) (d. 2000) 1936 - Gene Dinwiddie (Paul Butterfield Blues Band) (77) 1940 - Sylvia Tyson (Ian & Sylvia) (73) 1940 - Paul Williams (73) 1940 - Bill Medley (Righteous Brothers) (73) 1941 - Mama Cass Elliot (Mamas & the Papas) (d. 1974) 1942 - Freda Payne (71) 1945 - David Bromberg (68) 1946 - John Coghlan (Status Quo) (67) 1947 - Lol Creme (10cc) (66) 1951 - Daniel Lanois (62) 1952 - Nile Rodgers (Chic, producer) (61) 1955 - Rex Smith (58) 1957 - Rusty Egan (Rich Kids, Misfits) (56) 1963 - Jarvis Cocker (Pulp) (50) 1963 - Jeff Bates (50) 1964 - Trisha Yearwood (49) 1969 - Candy Dulfer (44) 1971 - Paul Winterhart (Kula Shaker) (42) 1973 - A. Jay Popoff (Lit) (40) 1977 - Ryan Dusick (Maroon 5) (36) 1980 - Tegan Quin (Tegan & Sara) (33) 1980 - Sara Quin (Tegan & Sara) (33) 1984 - Eamon (born Eamon Doyle) (29) Deaths 1968 - Red Foley - Respiratory failure (58) 1973 - Gram Parsons (Byrds) - Overdose of morphine and alcohol (26) 1999 - Ed Cobb (Four Preps, writer of Tainted Love) - Leukemia (61) 2003 - Slim Dusty (born David Kirkpatrick) - Cancer (76) 2004 - Skeeter Davis - Breast cancer (72) 2005 - Willie Hutch (60) 2006 - Danny Flores (aka Chuck Rio) (Champs) (77) 2008 - Earl Palmer (session drummer, member of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame) (83) On This Day 1957 - Henry Webb, who would later become Cliff Richard, joined the Dick Teague Skiffle Group. 1958 - Elvis Presley leaves for his new service assignment in Germany. 1960 - Hank Ballard & the Midnighters became the first group to have three songs in the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time (Finger Poppin' Time, Let's Go Let's Go Let's Go, The Twist). 1969 - Creedence Clearwater Revivial had the number 1 song in the U.K. with Bad Moon Rising, something they never achieved in the U.S. 1970 - The first Glastonbury Festival took place with Marc Bolan and T-Rex, Ian Anderson, Keith Christmas, Quintessence, Amazing Blondel and Sam Apple Pie. 1,500 tickets were sold. T-Rex played in place of the Kinks. 1974 - Max Weinberg plays with the E-Street Band for the first time. 1975 - Queen signed with Elton John's manager John Reid. 1979 - The first of five No Nukes concerts was held at Madison Square Garden in New York with Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, The Doobie Brothers, Poco, Tom Petty, Carly Simon, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, John Hall, Nicolette Larson, Ry Cooder, Sweet Honey on the Rock, Gil Scott-Heron, Raydio, Chaka Khan, Poco and Jesse Colin Young. 1981 - Simon & Garfunkel reunited for a free concert in Central Park. 1985 - A U.S. Senate subcommittee hears testimony from Tipper Gore's Parents Music Resource Center on the labeling and rating of records. 1987 - Farm Aid III was held in Lincoln, NB with Alex Harvey, Emmylou Harris, Steppenwolf, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, John Denver, Lou Reed, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Bandaloo Doctors, Joe Walsh, Willie Nelson, The Unforgiven and Dr. Starr 1995 - DJ JC Eternal of P.M. Dawn was arrested for allegedly having an affair with his 14-year-old cousin. 2002 - James Brown was sued by two of his daughters who said he had withheld royalties for 25 songs that they had co-written with him. 2003 - Jack Bruce underwent a successful liver transplant. 2003 - A chartered plane carrying the Dixie Cups clips a building at the Glasgow Airport. Nobody is hurt. 2003 - Mike Gordon of Phish has charges of child endangerment and trespassing dismissed. 2004 - Celine Dion signed a contract for an additional year in Las Vegas. 2004 - The Fugees reunited for a single performance in Brooklyn, NY. 2005 - Lil Kim began her prison sentence for perjury. Marriages 1957 - Carl Smith and Goldie Hill Released 1963 - Blue Bayou - Roy Orbison (single) 1970 - Get Your Ya-Ya's Out - Rol
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Birthdays 1920 - Al Caiola (93) 1921 - Arthur Ferrante (Ferrante & Teicher) (d. 2009) 1930 - Sonny Rollins (83) 1931 - Helen Gray (Travelers) (82) 1934 - Little Milton (d. 2005) 1935 - Ronnie Dove (78) 1936 - Buddy Holly (d. 195...
Birthdays 1920 - Al Caiola (93) 1921 - Arthur Ferrante (Ferrante & Teicher) (d. 2009) 1930 - Sonny Rollins (83) 1931 - Helen Gray (Travelers) (82) 1934 - Little Milton (d. 2005) 1935 - Ronnie Dove (78) 1936 - Buddy Holly (d. 1959) 1939 - Latimore (born Benjamin Latimore) (74) 1946 - Alfa Anderson (Chic) (67) 1949 - Gloria Gaynor (64) 1951 - Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders) (62) 1951 - Morris Albert (62) 1953 - Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) (60) 1953 - Ben Bossi (Romeo Void) (60) 1956 - Michael Feinstein (57) 1957 - Margot Chapman (Starland Vocal Band) (56) 1957 - Jermaine Stewart (d. 1997) 1960 - David Steele (Beat, Fine Young Cannibals) (53) 1960 - Brad Houser (Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians) (53) 1961 - LeRoi Moore (Dave Matthews Band) (d. 2008) 1963 - Eazy-E (born Eric Wright) (d. 1995) 1966 - Chris Acland (Lush) (d. 1996) 1967 - David Guetta (46) 1969 - Jimmy Urine (born James Euringer) (Mindless Self Indulgence) (44) 1969 - Jean-Benoit Dunckel (Air) (44) 1970 - Chad Sexton (311) (43) 1978 - Adrian G.A. Witcher (Another Bad Creation) (35) 1981 - Paul McCoy (12 Stones) (32) 1986 - Diamond "Baby Blue" Smith (Pretty Ricky) (27) Deaths 1978 - Keith Moon (Who) - Prescription drug overdose (32) 2002 - Erma Franklin - Throat cancer (64) 2003 - Warren Zevon - Cancer (56) On This Day 1968 - Led Zeppelin made their live debut at the Teen Club Box 45 in Gladsaxe, Denmark. At the time, they were known as the New Yardbirds. 1969 - The cartoon version of the Beatles aired for the last time after an almost four year run. 1973 - Mike Curb resigned as head of MGM Records. He was only 28. 1975 - The Guess Who played their last show (for this iteration of the group) in Montreal. 1976 - Paul McCartney inaugurated Buddy Holly week in the U.K. on what would have been Holly's 40th birthday. 1978 - Sid Vicious played the first show of his solo career at Max's Kansas City in New York. 1985 - Ringo Starr became the first Beatle grandparent when son Zak and his wife Sarah had a daughter. 1986 - Mike Nesmith played on stage with the Monkees for the first time since the breakup of the group. 1987 - Pink Floyd (minus Roger Waters) opened their Momentary Lapse of Reason tour in Ottawa, Canada. 2000 - At the MTV Video Music Awards, Timmothy Commerford of Rage Against the Machine was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after he delayed the show by twenty minutes by climbing scaffolding in the theater. 1991 - Gloria Estefan was awarded $5 million for the tour bus accident in which she was involved, injuring her back. 1991 - Motley Crue signed a new record contract for $22.5 million. 1996 - Michael Jackson opened his HIStory World Tour in Prague, Czech Republic. 2001 - The Michael Jackson 30th Anniversary Celebration was held at Madison Square Garden with guests the rest of the Jackson 5, Eminem, Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, Destiny's Child and Gladys Knight. It was his first U.S. performance in 11 years. 2002 - Gordon Lightfoot is taken to a hospital critically ill with a stomach illness later identified as a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. 2002 - The Frankie Miller Memorial Concert was held in Glasgow, Scotland with guests Nazareth, the Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Gallagher & Lyle, Joe Walsh and others. 2003 - Farm Aid '03 was held in Columbus, OH with guests Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crowe, Brooks & Dunn, Trick Pony, Daniel Lanois, Los Lonely Boys, Hootie and the Blowfish and Billy Bob Thornton joining organizers Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews. 2005 - CBGB was issued an eviction notice. Marriages 1984 - Janet Jackson and James Debarge 1996 - Tico Torres (Bon Jovi) and Eva Herzigova Released 1957 - You Send Me - Sam Cooke (single) 1961 - Crying / Candy Man - Roy Orbison (single) 1965 - Positively 4th Street - Bob Dylan (single) 1979 - The Pleasure Principle - Gary Numan 1992 - Amuse
about 1 month ago
When Neil Young cancelled, Daniel Lanois knew just who to tap to replace him for the Greenbelt Harvest Picnic
When Neil Young cancelled, Daniel Lanois knew just who to tap to replace him for the Greenbelt Harvest Picnic
about 1 month ago
Watch out for that rhythm section.
Watch out for that rhythm section.
about 1 month ago
Daniel Lanois' Greenbelt Harvest Picnic takes place next weekend in Dundas. Neil Young headlines, but there's a number of strong acts on the bill. Get a taste of the bands here.
Daniel Lanois' Greenbelt Harvest Picnic takes place next weekend in Dundas. Neil Young headlines, but there's a number of strong acts on the bill. Get a taste of the bands here.
about 1 month ago
So when it's winter here in the US and in Europe, Wrangler Australia is going to have beautiful summer weather - therefore this is their new S/S 13/14 Ad Campaign, which just went live. "This season the Wrangler Australia women's collec...
So when it's winter here in the US and in Europe, Wrangler Australia is going to have beautiful summer weather - therefore this is their new S/S 13/14 Ad Campaign, which just went live. "This season the Wrangler Australia women's collection is inspired by 90's grunge youth bands and features vintage lace, grunge knitwear, printed velvet, textured jeans, faded jeans and skirts. For men, the collection draws on the lyrics of Neil Young and the music of producer Daniel Lanois - two prolific rock legends. This season is about re-crafting the brand's vintage denim aesthetic, with modern silhouettes and fabrications. Denim shirts are key, as are a range of trans-seasonal knits and traditional trucker jackets, all staying true to Wrangler's heritage."
about 1 month ago
Watch @Pharrell interview Daniel Lanois about his production in this 44-min studio interview
Watch @Pharrell interview Daniel Lanois about his production in this 44-min studio interview
about 1 month ago
Gather 'round all you swamp fans. This one's for you... Yes, the great Mississippi Delta, home of deep Southern blues, Cajun, Dixieland, jazz, funk (and let's-not-forget "sludge metal") is callin,' on a program called BAYOU MOON...
Gather 'round all you swamp fans. This one's for you... Yes, the great Mississippi Delta, home of deep Southern blues, Cajun, Dixieland, jazz, funk (and let's-not-forget "sludge metal") is callin,' on a program called BAYOU MOON. On this encore transmission of Hearts of Space, we wade into a hot and humid zone with a unique culture and a sense of place you can feel on your skin. Like a thick mist drifting out of the marsh, wetlands and barrier islands, bayou country has its own ambience, a sound that blends blues, creole, Indian, Cajun and jazz — and seasons it with a heavy coat of swamp sauce. It's one of the most distinctive cultural blends you'll find anywhere. Music is by TOM NEWMAN, MICHAEL BROOK, RY COODER, DANIEL LANOIS, PATRICK O'HEARN, HAMMOCK and TINO IZZO. [ view playlist ]  [ view Flickr image gallery ]  [ play 30 second MP3 promo ]
about 1 month ago