Who Is Tony Lindsay?

26 11 2007



I received a comment about my Ultimate Santana review I did a while back from someone called Shaman and it said:

Shaman quoting me: “I’ve never heard of Tony Lindsay”
He is in the band since a while …. Do you really know Santana ???

Now Shaman, I freely admit to not being the biggest Santana fan in the world. I have only owned a few Santana albums in my lifetime and most of them were compilations of some sort. But I will say that my review was of the Ultimate Santana album specifically; a compilation filled with celebrity guest vocalists. I had not encountered Tony Lindsay’s name before, and I would guess that most people outside of die hard Santana fans haven’t either.

According to the Santana (band) page on Wikipedia, Tony Lindsay has been in the band on and off since 1991 and his bio on his own site says he’s appeared on such Santana albums as Milagro, Shaman, Ceremony and Supernatural. It does state right on his main page that he is “The greatest lead singer of all time!”, so perhaps I should not be so quick to judge; although after listening to “Interplanetary Party” again, my review still stands.

I do think it’s safe to say that his contributions to the Santana albums since 1999 have been overshadowed by the numerous guest vocalists that appeared on tracks alongside him such as Rob Thomas, Michelle Branch, Chad Kroeger, Steven Tyler & Dave Matthews among others.

So there you go Shaman, I’m giving Tony Lindsay his due. However, I would imagine that since the Ultimate Santana CD is aimed more at casual fans who have heard these songs on the radio, there will be a good deal of people who will flip to the credits for “Interplanetary Party” and say “Tony who?”





New Releases for Tuesday Nov. 27th 2007

26 11 2007

MUSICAlbum / Artist:
Justin Timberlake / FutureSex/LoveSounds (1 CD/ 1 DVD Deluxe Edition)
Mudvane / By The People For The People (1 CD/ 1 DVD)
Pitbull / The Boatlift
Mario / Go

MUSIC DVDAlbum / Artist:
Justin Timberlake / FutureSex/LoveSounds – Live From Madison Square Garden (2 DVD – Best Buy exclusive)
Incubus – Look Alive (1 DVD)
Incubus – Look Alive (1 DVD w/ bonus 17 track CD – Best Buy exclusive)

Remember, these are scheduled for U.S. release and all details subject to change without notice.

For a far more comprehensive list, check out Billboard.com’s new release information here.

“Whatever tomorrow brings, I’ll be there…”





New Releases for Tuesday Nov. 20th 2007

21 11 2007



MUSIC

Album / Artist:

OneRepublic / Dreaming Out Loud
Freeway / Free At Last
Keith Urban / Greatest Hits
Nine Inch Nails / Y34RZ3R0R3MIX3D
AYO / Joyful
Fall Out Boy / Infinity On High: Deluxe Edition (2 CD)
Amy Winehouse / Frank
Jordin Sparks / Jordin Sparks
Mercyme / All That Is Within Me
Led Zeppelin / The Song Remains The Same (2 CD)
U2 / The Joshua Tree (2 CD or 2 CD/1 DVD)
RBD / Empezar Desde Cero
Various Artists / Brit Pop (4 CD)
Various Artists / This Christmas (Soundtrack)
Various Artists / Enchanted (Soundtrack)

MUSIC DVD
Album / Artist:
Led Zeppelin / The Song Remains The Same (2 DVD or 2 DVD Collector’s Set)
Eric Clapton / Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007
Eminem / Live From New York City 2005
Nirvana / Unplugged In New York
Beyonce / Beyonce Experience Live
Genesis / 1983-1998 (5 CD/5 DVD)

VIDEO GAME
Rock Band – Xbox 360 or PS3

Remember, these are scheduled for U.S. release and all details subject to change without notice.

For a far more comprehensive list, check out Billboard.com’s new release information here.

“Outside, it’s America…”





Shatner Speaks: New Audio Recording of "Exodus"

15 11 2007

From STARTREK.COM:

Always a man with a few irons in the fire, look for a new audio recording in the coming weeks featuring the legendary Shatner voice narrating the biblical book of “Exodus” with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and a chorale group of 350, all under the direction of David Itkin. This performance was recorded live in 2005, but is only now becoming available for purchase or download. This recording will be available on iTunes and elsewhere. Stay tuned for more details!

Now me:

Shatner reading from the Bible with an orchestra??? I’m SOOO there!!! The excerpt above is from a much larger article about what the Shatman is up to so if you love him as much as I do, click this post’s title to go to STARTREK.COM and read it for yourself.





New Releases for Tuesday November 13th 2007

14 11 2007

Music – Artist / Album:
AFI / I Heard A Voice (Live From Long Beach)
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony / T.H.U.G.S.
Boyz II Men / Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA
Dane Cook / Rough Around The Edges: Live From Madison Square Garden
Celine Dion / Taking Chances
Duran Duran / Red Carpet Massacre
Aretha Franklin / Jewels In The Crown – Duets
The Goo Goo Dolls / Greatest Hits Volume 1
David Gray / Greatest Hits
The Hives / The Black And White Album
Ja Rule / The Mirror
Alicia Keys / As I Am
The Killers / Sawdust
Led Zeppelin / Mothership (2CD or 2CD/1DVD)
Seal / System
George Strait / 22 More Hits
James Taylor / One Man Band (CD/DVD)
Trisha Yearwood / Heaven, Heartache and The Power Of Love
Various Artists / Now That’s What I Call Music 26

Music Video – Artist / Album:
Bon Jovi / Lost Highway: The Concert
Eminem / Live From New York City
Amy Winehouse / I Told You I Was In Trouble

Remember, these are scheduled for U.S. release and all details subject to change without notice.

For a far more comprehensive list, check out Billboard.com’s new release information here.

“…To be a rock, and not to roll.”





New Releases for Tuesday Nov 6th 2007

6 11 2007

Music CD
Artist / Album

Angels & Airwaves / I-Empire
Barenaked Ladies / Talk to the Hand: Live in Michigan (CD/DVD)
Garth Brooks / The Ultimate Hits (2 CD/DVD)
Chris Brown / Exclusive
Cassidy / B.A.R.S – Barry Adrian Reese Story
Jay Z / American Gangster
John Williams – The Music of Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition
Little Big Town / A Place to Land
Van Morrison – Still On Top: The Greatest Hits
Nas / Nas’ Greatest Hits
Nonpoint / Vengence
Taylor Swift / Taylor Swift (CD/DVD)
Various Artists / American Gangster (Soundtrack)
Wisin y Yandel / Los Extraterrestres

Music DVD
Artist / Album

The Beatles / Help! (2 DVD)
The Who / Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who (2 DVD)

Remember, these are scheduled for U.S. release and all details subject to change without notice.

For a far more comprehensive list, check out Billboard.com’s new release information here.