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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Roger Hodgson - Take the Long Way Home (live 1996)



Live version from his 1996 comeback Rites of Passage, filmed at the Miner's Foundry in Nevada City, CA (where he's been a tax dodge for about three decades). His son Andrew is on drums, and John Helliwell, then still in Supertramp (his loyalty was divided after the elder Hodgson's 1983 departure). Very laid back atmosphere. Like the other video here, this was deleted from YouTube; this one by his managers (1984's "In Jeopardy" was the most popular with praise from outside the Anglosphere, but I digress). It was saved from a fan site that was renovated.
I wonder if an official video exists of the studio version. Even a mimed TV appearance I'll take. Let me know if there is one. I looked already, but maybe not hard enough.
Take the Long Way Home is also the name of old man Hodgson's only solo DVD, which was big in Canada, where he's better known than on my side of Lake Ontario. On that note, does anyone have extra tickets to his Ottawa, ONT show in May?

Morten Harket - A Kind of Christmas Card



This was from his first solo album in English, Wild Seed in 1995, during an a-ha hiatus. This was on YouTube, but Warner pulled it, so I put it on Yahoo! instead, since it's not in the press as often (the video section anyway). I got it from French fan site. It's quite rare.
Morten Harket did not release any concept videos from last year's Letter fom Egypt. Too busy with the missus and baby, as well as the new a-ha album!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

New for 2009



This is the first post of the new year. We can expect a lot of new albums.

Confirmed:

Asia featuring John Payne - Architects of Time (Devgel)
Asia featuring John Payne - new live album* (Devgel)
GPS - Dreamscape (TBA) (Devgel/InsideOut)
John Wetton/Geoffrey Downes - iCon 3 (Frontiers)
Fleetwood Mac - Unleashed (Reprise)
Depeche Mode - Sounds of the Universe (Mute)
a-ha - Foot of the Mountain (Polydor/Universal Norge)

Hoping for:

Seal - Togetherland (Warner Music UK Ltd.)
Duran Duran - Reportage (Epic/Sony Music UK)
Paul McCartney - The McCartney Years II (MPL/Warner DVD)
Yes - In the Present (Rhino)
INXS* (Petrol/EMI Australia)
Savoy* (Genepool)

*Title TBA.