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Songs of Aloha

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It’s been a big week for Aloha announcements. Today, we want to share the soundtrack cover and tracklisting. It will also include liner notes from Cameron when its released on CD and digitally on May 26th via Legacy Recordings, Madison Gate Records and Vinyl Films Records. A vinyl edition will happen later this Summer.

As an exclusive tidbit for the Uncool readers, legendary Slack-Key guitarist Ledward Kaapana will also appear in the film!

  1. Hanohano Hanalei – Alfred K. Alohikea
  2. Tropical Swing – Bobby Ingano
  3. Alika – Genoa Keawe
  4. I’ll Weave A Lei of Stars For You – The Royal Hawaiian Serenaders
  5. Slack Key Lullaby (Live at Maki’s Studio)  – Ledward Kaapana
  6. Ipo Lei Manu – Cyril Pahinui
  7. Kids and Dogs – David Crosby
  8. I Know I’m Not Wrong – Fleetwood Mac
  9. I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) –Daryl Hall & John Oates
  10. Take My Advice – Kurt Vile
  11. A Field of Birds (Live at KEXP) – The Tallest Man on Earth
  12. Midnight Mix – Jónsi & Alex
  13. Vapour – Vancouver Sleep Clinic
  14. You and Jake – Evening Hymns
  15. Come and Find Me – Josh Ritter
  16. Always Gold – Radical Face
  17. Let’s Go Out Tonight – The Blue Nile
  18. Heart Is a Drum – Beck
  19. Shooting Stars – Jónsi & Alex

 

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Apr 21, 2015

Josh Ritter – Golden Age of Radio Liner Notes

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goldenageofradio A new addition to the site today is Cameron’s liner notes for Josh Ritter’s Golden Age of Radio reissue. Enjoy!

Nothing quite beats the power of a song that arrives perfectly. It can be the melody from a distant window, a guilty-pleasure piece of pop fluff or even the exquisitely wrong song at the wrong time. The fact is that life can be the best d.j. of them all. A song or an artist can land in your life in the most profound and mysterious ways and from that moment on that record defines an afternoon, a season, a city or a life. Such it is with Golden Age of Radio, an album that casts a spell from first note to last. Josh Ritter had already made a record before it, but Golden Age was his first as a fully-committed, this is my life and there’s no heading back recording artist. The album arrived with a suitcase full of promise, bags packed perfectly. The music has the assurance and the sly commitment of a writer capturing exactly the mood he was chasing.

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Apr 11, 2014

Jackson Browne: Happy Birthday

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Jackson Browne turns 65 today and we thought we’d look back at some of his collaborations with Cameron. First up is the LA. Times interview from early 1974, followed by the more in-depth Rolling Stone cover story from May, 1974.  Lastly, there’s the Running on Empty liner notes from the remastered version that was released in November, 2005. Enjoy!

 

 

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Oct 9, 2013

Marvin Gaye: Trouble Man Liner Notes

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As part of the Trouble Man 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition, we’d like to share with you Cameron’s liner notes.

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Mar 3, 2013

Archives: Tom Petty – Anthology Liner Notes

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More than a few times over the years, I’ve attempted to compile the definitive road-tape collection of the best of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It’s not easy. In fact, each time I’ve tried, it’s been a hideous undertaking, log-jammed with endless questions like these: “Do you go with the amazing acoustic-intro live version of ‘The Waiting’ or the walk-away-perfection of the original?” “Is ‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” a true Heartbreakers track?” “How about including covers like ‘Something In The Air’ or ‘Psychotic Reaction’ for flavor?” “What about the live B-side version of ‘Change Of Heart?’” “And why not throw ‘Peace In L.A.’ on there?” Arguments like these can eat up days on end…. ’til the point arrives when you just pack up all the albums and drive. See, when the bounty you have to choose from is the work of the greatest and most consistent American band of the last twenty-five years, any Heartbreakers collection is gloriously controversial. Trends come and go, bands of the moment break up, re-form and break up again….and through it all, every year or so, the Heartbreakers unleash a new album full of fire, raw truths, aching melancholy and flat-out jubilation. Any Heartbreakers “best of” is destined to be a great ride filled with road signs leading to the albums that each of the tracks came from. Each album matters. And for every track on this anthology, there’s a “No Second Thoughts” from You’re Gonna Get It, “Mary’s New Car” from Southern Accents, or “Keepin’ Me Alive” from the stellar box set Playback.

So, daunting tasks aside, let’s now celebrate the killer flow of this line-up. From “Breakdown,” through the wrenching beauty of “Straight Into Darkness” to the brand new recording of “Surrender,” the song Petty wrote in 1977 and didn’t get around to recording until 2000, this new collection throws a white-hot spotlight on the truth of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. From their beginnings in Florida, through their journey out west and beyond, this is a band of fans. And by the way, this is one of the very few seminal bands that has actually performed the impossible–they stayed together. So here is a living mix tape, a portrait of a band still growing. These carefully chosen songs, classics and hidden-classics alike, are constant reminders of the way Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers can make you feel, on any given afternoon, when you’re craving something real, and one of these songs hits the radio.

You can’t beat it. You can barely contain it on a couple discs. All you can do is crank it up, and take the ride. Only one question. Is it too late to consider including the live version of “Time To Move On” from Saturday Night Live? And “You Don’t Know How It Feels?” And then there’s always…wait… see, this is how it all starts to unravel. Best to leave this to the professionals.

Cameron Crowe. September 2000

Courtesy of Tom Petty: Anthology – MCA Records

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Feb 25, 2013

The Masterpiece of Joni Mitchell

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1968 Photo By Jack Robinson

We honor the incomparable Joni Mitchell today as she celebrates her birthday. Here’s three things for you to consider on her special day.

1. Listen to her music. N’uff said.

2. Revisit Cameron’s July, 1979 Rolling Stone cover story

3. Check out the liner notes for 2004’s Dreamland

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Nov 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Robert Plant

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Robert Plant by Neal Preston (1975)

To celebrate and honor Robert Plant’s birthday today, we’d like to remind you about all the various Zeppelin related Journalism that’s available for your viewing pleasure. Dive in and reacquaint yourself with all things Led Zep.

 

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Aug 20, 2012

PJ20 Soundtrack Liner Notes

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We have a little Journalism treat for you today. It’s the complete liner notes from the Pearl Jam Twenty soundtrack. In addition to Cameron’s introduction, he share his thoughts on each track. Enjoy!

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Mar 1, 2012

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