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Bob Dylan 'No Direction Home' 10th Anniversary edition released 28 October 2016

Film release: 'No Direction Home: Bob Dylan' by Martin Scorsese
Release date: 28 October 2016
More info: No Direction Home Store

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Capitol Records is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Martin Scorsese’s award-winning documentary 'No Direction Home: Bob Dylan', by releasing a Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition of the film on October 28th that will mark its first release on Blu-ray (standard DVD is also available).  These 10th Anniversary Editions of the film all feature 2 1/2 hours of bonus and never-before-seen content, including extended scenes from the film and full-length interviews with Scorsese, Dave van Ronk and Liam Clancy.   

Both formats are also available in a Special Edition Deluxe Box that will include both Blu-ray and DVD versions of the film and bonus content, as well as an exclusively produced Bob Dylan magazine that features reproductions of historical articles about the artist, plus three high-quality lithographic photo prints of Dylan, all in a deluxe portfolio. 

All configurations of 'No Direction Home' are available for pre-order at the official No Direction Home Store, and will be available for purchase on Amazon.com on October 28 and for pre-order in the weeks leading up to that date.  Retailer Best Buy will also carry an exclusive Blu-ray that includes a limited edition Bob Dylan poster with all purchases.  Digital versions of the film will be available for download at iTunes and other digital HD retailers on October 25, and will be available for rental on November 8 and streaming on November 22.  A newly-produced trailer for this release can be viewed here.  
 
Produced by Jeff Rosen (American Roots Music) and Nigel Sinclair (The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years),  along with Susan Lacy (American Masters) and Anthony Wall (BBC Arena), the 3 ½-hour film focuses on Dylan’s life and music from 1961 to 1966, detailing the artist’s journey from his hometown of Hibbing, Minnesota through his emergence in the folk music scene of New York’s Greenwich Village to his controversial decision to go “electric” and his rise to the pinnacle of international fame and cultural impact.   No Direction Home: Bob Dylan features rare performance footage and interviews with artists and musicians whose lives intertwined with Dylan’s during this era, while Dylan himself talks openly and extensively about this critical period in his career in interviews shot exclusively for this film. 

The film features rare treasures from Dylan’s extensive film, tape and photograph collection, including footage from Murray Lerner’s film Festival documenting Dylan’s performances at the 1963, 1964 and 1965 Newport Folk Festivals, previously unreleased outtakes from D.A. Pennebaker’s famed 1967 documentary Don’t Look Back, and interviews with Allen Ginsberg, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Maria Muldaur, and many others. 

The film met with enthusiastic audience reception and universal critical acclaim when it first premiered on PBS, BBC and other prestigious international outlets in the autumn of 2005 and simultaneously released on DVD.  Roger Ebert wrote in the Chicago Sun Times, “[The film] creates a portrait that is deep, sympathetic, perceptive and yet finally leaves Dylan shrouded in mystery, which is where he properly lives.”  Frazier Moore of Associated Press called it, “a film I recommend not only to Dylan devotees and neophytes alike, but also to anyone trying to reconnect with where America was then, and grasp where it is today.”  The Hollywood Reporter’s Glenn Abel wrote that the film was, “as good as it gets in music documentaries,” while Variety’s Phil Gallo predicted that “some of the footage will startle even the most dedicated Dyalnologists.” 

'No Direction Home: Bob Dylan'; A Martin Scorsese Picture is a production of Spitfire Pictures, Grey Water Park Production, Thirteen/WNET New York and Sikelia Productions, in co-production with Vulcan Productions, BBC and NHK. 

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Melinda Ortner: I Wanna Be OK - debut album out April 22

Album release: I Wanna Be OK by Melinda Ortner
Release date: 22 April 2013
Label: Ziggy Popular Music
Listen: on Youtube
Awards: MTV’s “Steal The Spotlight” Grand Prize Winner / LA Music Award Nominee, Best Song / “Top 15 Songwriters Of The Year” for ASCAP’s Johnny Mercer Project 

Melinda Ortner was born and raised in California, and for the past five years she’s been based in LA, cultivating a burgeoning music career. Her first single Heartbeats was originally written for the US movie I Hate Valentine’s Day. She also penned tracks for the Finnish movie Gone With The River – her track of the same name made it into Billboard Top 100 in Finland, while Heartbeats was instead chosen for the major film American Pie: Book of Love which really introduced Melinda to a vast audience. Since then it’s had more than 40,000 views on youtube, been aired on several US radio stations, was regularly featured on MTV2, Showtime, HBO, USA Network and Pay-Per-View. With commercial success came several key showcases (including SXSW), a live MTV pre-VMA’s performance, a spot on the acclaimed Balcony TV Sessions and extensive touring. 

In 2012, Ortner released the elegantly dark 4 track Strangers EP in the UK and has since performed at Sundance Film Festival, PCTV Sundance Channel and embarked on a full band US West Coast Tour. In summer 2013, she will base herself in the UK and announce European tour dates through summer and fall.

2013 sees the release of her debut album proper, I Wanna Be OK. Her lyrics are refreshingly honest and forthcoming, and her songs are written with great care, with an eye for the details as well as larger picture. The album covers more than one resounding theme, the most important being this dream of Ortner’s – pursuing a music career and the fears surrounding it.

“While I am a huge advocate for chasing dreams, the pursuit of music as a career, can be very trying, very discouraging, and more than anything scary as hell. I would of course like to feel ok about it all. I'm a stubborn one, a risk-taker and when I want something, I tend to want it bad. I suppose the passion I hold for this thing, music, and all it entails, lends itself to that notion of heavy chasing, and inevitably, heavy falling. The higher up you are, the more it's gonna hurt coming down.” 

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thenewno2 announce release of their debut original score

thenewno2

Soundtrack release: Beautiful Creatures Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Label: Watertower / Sony Music
Release date: February 12 2013 
Listen: on SoundCloud 

Critically acclaimed thenewno2 have announced the release of their debut original score and soundtrack for Beautiful Creatures. Beautiful Creatures Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (WaterTower Music) will be available February 12 both digitally and through all major retailers. The soundtrack features an original score and two unreleased thenewno2 tracks, including Run To Me with Ben Harper and Liela Moss (The Duke Spirit) as well as Never Too Late also featuring Liela Moss. Beautiful Creatures Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the companion to the February 14 theatrical release of Alcon Entertainment’s Beautiful Creatures, directed by Oscar nominee Richard LaGravenese from his adaptation of the first novel in the best-selling series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, Oscar nominee Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, Thomas Mann and Academy Award winner Emma Thompson.   

thenewno2 (whose 2012 sophomore album thefearofmissingout was praised by NPR Music for radiating a “restless energy that helps it sound both independent-minded and eager to please”) is led by Grammy Award winner Dhani Harrison, three-time Grammy Award winner Paul Hicks and composer Jonathan Sadoff. Always expanding their collective, thenewno2 enlisted close to a dozen talented musicians to showcase their talents throughout their original score, including Ben Harper, Liela Moss and Tony Hicks (The Hollies), father of Paul Hicks. 

thenewno2 created the score over an extensive three-month period in both their hometown studio in Santa Monica, CA and in London, England,  where they recorded in the famed Abbey Road’s Studio 2 with a 54-piece London based orchestra. While this was Harrison’s first time recording at Abbey Road, this was a homecoming for Paul Hicks. His 12-year tenure at Abbey Road included producing Let It Be Naked and working on the acclaimed Beatles re-masters, as well working with artists such as Paul Weller, Manic Street Preachers and Placebo. 

In dreaming up the score, LaGravenese wanted a sound for Beautiful Creatures that he had not heard before.  thenewno2 delivered a melody-driven soundscape that infused electronica and modern rock with a Southern Gothic sultriness, creating a new genre they dubbed ‘swamptronica.’ “Their ideas, their excitement and their creativity knocked me out,” says LaGravenese of thenewno2. Marveling at the score’s melodic power and richness of sound, LaGravenese deems thenewno2 no mere musical outfit, but “three composers forming one unit, each with a distinct, savant-like talent, with equal parts genius and madness.” 

In anticipation of the release, the band is currently streaming Never Too Late. Listen and embed via SoundCloud or www.thenewno2.com.

About thenewno2

thenewno2 (as in "the new No. 2," a line borrowed from TV's The Prisoner) is a Los Angeles based critically-acclaimed band and collective led by Grammy Award winner singer/guitarist Dhani Harrison, three-time Grammy Winner Paul Hicks (keyboards/programming), Jonathan Sadoff (keyboards/guitar), Jeremy Faccone (guitar), Aaron Older (bass), and Frank Zummo (drums). Since its inception, Harrison has tirelessly expanded thenewno2 as an art collective creating both videos and artwork. In-between the band’s 2009 debut, You Are Here and their 2012 sophomore album, thefearofmissingout, Dhani Harrison formed Fistful of Mercy, a NPR top-rated side project with Ben Harper and Joseph Arthur, Jonathan Sadoff composed two films (Good Old Fashion Orgy, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World) and Paul Hicks won his 3rd Grammy for sound engineering.    

Beautiful Creatures

A supernatural love story set in the South, “Beautiful Creatures” tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers: Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich), a young man longing to escape his small town, and Lena (Alice Englert), a mysterious new girl. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.

Oscar nominee Richard LaGravenese (The Fisher King, P.S. I Love You) directs from his adaptation of the first novel in the best-selling series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich (Tetro), Alice Englert (Ginger & Rosa), Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons (Reversal of Fortune) Oscar nominee Viola Davis (The Help, Doubt), Emmy Rossum (TV’s Shameless), Thomas Mann (Project X) and Academy Award winner Emma Thompson (Howard’s End, Sense and Sensibility). Rounding out the cast are Eileen Atkins, Margo Martindale, Zoey Deutch, Tiffany Boone, Rachel Brosnahan, Kyle Gallner, Pruitt Taylor Vince and Sam Gilroy.

The film was produced by Erwin Stoff (Water for Elephants), Academy Award nominees Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson (The Blind Side), Molly Mickler Smith (Something Borrowed) and Oscar® nominee David Valdes (The Green Mile). Yolanda T. Cochran served as executive producer with Steven P. Wegner co- producing.

The behind-the-scenes team includes Academy Award-winning director of photography Philippe Rousselot (A River Runs Through It), production designer Richard Sherman (Gods and Monsters), editor David Moritz (Jerry Maguire) and Oscar-nominated costume designer Jeffrey Kurland (Bullets Over Broadway). Music is by thenewno2. Alcon Entertainment presents a 3 Arts Entertainment/Belle Pictures Production, Beautiful Creatures. The film has been rated PG-13 for violence, scary images and some sexual material. Opening February 14, 2013, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.

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