Keith Richards - Talk Is Cheap (30th Anniversary Editions)

Project Title: Talk Is Cheap (30th Anniversary)
Artist: Keith Richards
Medium: Super Deluxe and Deluxe Boxes, Vinyl, CD and Digital
Label: Mindless Records, LLC under license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
Release Date: March 29, 2019
My Role: Reissue Producer

About: In 1988, on a break from his band the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards released his first ever solo album, Talk Is Cheap. This universally respected debut is an eleven track masterclass in everything that’s good about rock ‘n roll and features guest appearances from an all-star cast including Sarah Dash, Bootsy Collins, Maceo Parker, the Memphis Horns, Patti Sciafia and Mick Taylor.

Remastered from the original tapes by Richards' collaborator, Steve Jordan, the album's joyous swagger is re-energised and permeates through each and every song.

Talk Is Cheap sounds as good today as it did thirty years ago; in Keith’s words: “As fresh as the day it was made.”

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A Bowie Celebration - Seattle, WA - 2019-02-15

A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour, at the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium at Benaroya Hall, February 15, 2019

Lineup: Mike Garson (keyboards); Earl Slick (guitar); Charlie Sexton (guitar and vocals); Carmine Rojas (bass); Bernard Fowler (vocals); Corey Glover (vocals); Gaby Moreno (vocals); Lee John (drums); Imani Elijah (percussion); Naia Kete (backing vocals).

Setlist: Bring Me the Disco King; Rebel Rebel; Moonage Daydream; Fame; Young Americans; Space Oddity; Lazarus; Five Years; Slip Away; Stay; Win; Ashes to Ashes; Sweet Thing > Candidate Sweet Thing (reprise); Aladdin Sane; Under Pressure; Suffragette City; All the Young Dudes. Encore: Wild is the Wind; Diamond Dogs; "Heroes".

Lyte Executives Talk Coachella Partnership, Why Primary Ticketers Don't Give Refunds

Lyte Executives Talk Coachella Partnership, Why Primary Ticketers Don't Give Refunds

by Taylor Mims in Billboard Magazine, February 11, 2019.

In just over a year, ticketing exchange platform Lyte has gone from six festival partners to 30. Lyte has made a name for itself allowing fans to safely buy, sell and exchange event tickets after sell-outs, and has carved out a significant niche for itself in the world of high-profile festivals.

Lyte has partnered with country music festival Stagecoach since 2018, Newport Folk Festival for three years and Napa Valley’s Bottlerock for four years. For 2019, Lyte has partnered with Coachella and introduced new features to accommodate one of the world’s biggest festival names. Read the full piece here.

Bass Invaders - San Francisco, CA - 2019-02-05

Bass Invaders, The Chapel, San Francisco, CA, February 5, 2019.

Lineup: Jah Wobble (bass and percussion); Bill Laswell (bass); Peter Apfelbaum (bass and keyboards); Josh Werner (keyboards, horns, percussion); Hamid Drake (drums); Dorian Cheah (electric violin). There was also a guest vocalist who was not on the original bill.

Phil Lesh & Terrapin Family Band - Seattle, WA - 2019-02-03

Phil Lesh & Terrapin Family Band, The Showbox, Seattle, WA, February 3, 2019.

Set One: Me & My Uncle, Pride Of Cucamonga, The Wind Cries Mary, They Love Each Other, Teach Your Children, Samson & Delilah, I Lost It, Uncle John’s Band
Set Two: How Sweet It Is, Sweet Jane, Mason’s Children > Pipeline > Mason’s Children, Terrapin Suite > Jack O’ Roses, Scarlet Begonias, Up On Cripple Creek, Comes A Time, Turn On Your Love Light, Lithium/Friend Of The Devil Mashup
Encore: Donor Rap, Not Fade Away