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Conan Addendum

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I found this funny enough to warrant its own post: I spent the weekend debunking some rumors about the presence of the original master of The Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” on one of the last episodes of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. What I almost completely overlooked was another back catalogue-oriented news story that sprung up from the last episode.

Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson, drummer for The Roots (a great R&B group in their own right and the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, which follows The Tonight Show), let slip on his Twitter account that there was a hefty price tag for another musical moment from Conan’s last night as host last Friday. His band, led by E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg, greeted guest Tom Hanks with a rendition of The Beatles’ “Lovely Rita.” How much did that set NBC back, according to ?uestlove?

that first stunt was what it was (no spoilers) but tom’s walkon music on conan is on my “restricted” list—wow a $500,000 walkon song lol.

So while the Bugatti Veyron Mouse’s theme may not have dented NBC’s wallet, it looks like The Fab Four did. At least they didn’t use the master for that one.

Written by Mike Duquette

January 25, 2010 at 09:14

Posted in News, The Beatles

Release News: They’re Here

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A quick bit of release news for you: a classic rock title already set up for pre-order, and a pair of popular film composers with reissues in the works.

  • Hip-O Select is taking orders for Chuck Berry’s Have Mercy: His Complete Chess Recordings 1969-1974. The four-disc set is the third and final such set of Berry’s recordings for the legendary label and features 22 unreleased tracks. Find it here.
  • Legendary soundtrack catalogue label Film Score Monthly has quite a new release: the complete score to the 1977 film Black Sunday, composed and conducted by John Williams. It was, to date, the most recent score of Williams’ (whose credits also include Jaws, Star Wars, and the Indiana Jones films) to never see a release. As with most soundtrack releases (due to union regulations), it’s a limited pressing, but it’s a more generous amount than usual at 10,000 copies. More info is here.
  • FSM also dropped a big name recently. Label founder Lukas Kendall confirmed that in 2010 the label would put out a new expanded release of Jerry Goldsmith’s score to Poltergeist. The set will feature the complete score, newly remastered from the original source elements by veteran score producer Mike Matessino, as well as a bonus disc of alternate takes and the original LP program as it was released by Polygram in 1982. (For interested collectors, Rhino did release a slightly expanded version of that LP in 1997.)

Written by Mike Duquette

January 25, 2010 at 09:01