As a box-set of The Beatles' US albums is released, Andy Gill laments America's cavalier approach to the Fab Four's classics
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Tuesday 19 October 2010
Monday 18 October 2010
Terra Firma and Citigroup were locked in talks last night in a last-ditch bid to avert the start of a trial in New York, which will decide if the US bank misled Guy Hands' private equity firm over the buyout of EMI Music.
Friday 15 October 2010
To follow up her acclaimed album Haydn Hummel Trumpet Concertos, the phenomenally gifted Alison Balsom turns her attention to Italian composers, with a selection of concertos originally composed for violin or oboe by Vivaldi, Albinoni, Tartini, Cimarosa and Marcello.
Friday 08 October 2010
EMI, as part of their reissue programme of John Lennon's notoriously patchy solo oeuvre, have created this 4CD slipcase compilation that divides Lennon's material by the categories Roots (rock'n'roll influences), Woman (love songs), Working Class Hero (political songs) and Borrowed Time (something about "his eventual understanding of the fragility of all our lives").
Friday 17 September 2010
Station To Station was the fulcrum in Bowie's shift from the be-quiffed, plastic soul of Young Americans to the Krautrock/electronica of Low.
Thursday 16 September 2010
Guy Hands' Terra Firma can proceed to trial against Citigroup in their dispute over Terra's 2007 acquisition of the music group EMI, a US federal judge ruled late on Tuesday night.
Sunday 29 August 2010
Thursday 19 August 2010
The pension fund at EMI is in deficit to the tune of at least £115m, the music group has admitted, more than ten times the amount it previously suggested, presenting the heavily indebted company's private equity owners with a new cash crisis.
Wednesday 18 August 2010
Music group EMI today slashed annual losses by two-thirds but said it needs millions more in the years ahead to stay out of the hands of lenders.
Wednesday 18 August 2010
Sunday 15 August 2010
Iron Maiden’s 15th studio album is their longest to date, but it only contains 10 tracks, allowing plenty of room for noodling and portentous drum solos.
Wednesday 11 August 2010
They're such a bunch of killjoys over at EMI. For weeks now YouTube has featured a video spoofing the Jay-Z and Alicia Keys track. Newport State of Mind sees the original lyrics replaced with a tribute to all things Welsh. It's been a huge hit online, but search for it today and all you'll find is this message: "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by EMI Music Publishing Ltd". EMI is no doubt in the right, but where's its sense of fun?
Sunday 11 July 2010
Before his recent death, alt-country icon Mark Linkous (aka Sparklehorse) and producer Danger Mouse began work on the collaborative project that would become Dark Night of the Soul, featuring an astonishing array of guest vocalists, among them Wayne Coyne, Iggy Pop and David Lynch.
Friday 09 July 2010
As with his earlier Adiemus and last year's Christmas album Stella Natalis, Karl Jenkins' new piece Gloria, while ostensibly a Christian work, embodies the kind of multi-cultural holism we're unlikely to encounter in either politics or pulpit, with readings from Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist and Islamic sources interspersed among the five movements like inscrutable musical sorbets.
Wednesday 07 July 2010
A judge has ordered the Australian band Men at Work to hand over 5 per cent of the recent royalties from their 1980s hit "Down Under", after a ruling in February that its distinctive flute riff was copied from a children's campfire song.
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