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Neal Preston – Exhilarated and Exhausted Book!

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“I want the reader at the end of this book to feel like they’ve just spent a year on the road with Zeppelin with one day off, then six months with Guns ‘n’ Roses, with one day off and then five years with Bruce Springsteen. Exhilarated and exhausted.” -Neal Preston

Legendary rock photographer Neal Preston has officially announced his new book, Exhilarated and Exhausted. In addition to a collection of amazing photographs, the 336 page book is crammed with personal stories, backstage intrigue and plenty of Neal’s humor. It’s really much more than just a collection of photos, it’s an insightful look from Neal documenting his 50 years in the business. The book will also include an introduction by Cameron. The book will be released on October 24, 2017.  You can pre-order your copy now at Amazon.com. More to come!

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Aug 7, 2017

Marvin Gaye: Trouble Man

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Four years ago, Cameron wrote the liner notes for the 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition of Marvin Gaye’s Trouble Man soundtrack. Enjoy!

A quick snapshot of Marvin Gaye, May 1971: Sylmar, California. It’s a rarely documented time in the artist’s life. He’d just finished What’s Going On, and hopped a flight from Detroit to Los Angeles to begin a co-starring role in an earnest film about a young Green Beret. He’s 32, newly shorn of the iconic beard that would characterize his creative gestation. In the summer of ’71, Marvin Gaye is an actor.

The film was not going swimmingly, the director uncommunicative with him, and Marvin was adrift in a world he’d known only as a fan, unaccustomed to set-politics, but ready to learn. It’s no surprise where Gaye found a homeon the camera truck, helping with the film operators, being close to the artistic creation of the film’s feel and look. Most of the camera crew was unaware of Gaye’s recorded work.

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Nov 21, 2016

Recap: IMDB Twitter Chat

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Here’s a recap of yesterday’s Twitter chat that Cameron did with IMDB. I’ve reformatted it to make it easier to read (one paragraph answers, no hashtags, etc.).

For some reason romantic comedies seem to be a lost genre. What makes Aloha unique?

Only a matter of time until some reinvents the genre and makes it fresh again. It always begins with the characters, and the twists that make it real and unique. A great romantic comedy always has aches, along with the laughs. “Silver Linings Playbook” was a great romantic comedy. The new movie “The Overnight” is excellent, as was “Skeleton Twins.” “Aloha” has a lot of elements, one being romantic comedy in the style of the movie “Ninotchka,” that was a favorite of Emma Stone’s too. 

How did you choose the cast?

Everything began with the great Emma Stone then we built from there. Emma was the catalyst. Bradley next. Then Rachel became available.   Krasinski, McBride, Bill Murray. One by one, a dream cast developed. Always such a thrill to have Alec Baldwin with us too. We had a great time on “Elizabethtown.”

Aloha looks like a collision of the past & the future for Bradley’s character. Is that accurate?

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May 15, 2015

Archives: Favorite Soundtracks

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Happy Friday! Cameron shared a few of his favorite soundtracks with Entertainment Weekly back in 2001. It’s great to see the Trouble Man mention, especially with the recent 40th Anniversary release.

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Aug 2, 2013

Summer Days and Summer Nights…

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Cameron was asked to provide a Spotify list for the latest issue of Gather Journal and he was happy to oblige.

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Jun 2, 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

Reflections on Marvin Gaye’s Trouble Man

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Cameron and legendary saxophonist Trevor Lawrence discuss the new 40th anniversary release of Marvin Gaye’s soundtrack for the film, Trouble Man on NPR’s Tell Me More. You can listen to their conversation via Soundcloud above. Enjoy!

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Nov 19, 2012

Marvin Gaye: Trouble Man 40th Anniversary

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Hip-O Select.com/Motown will release a brand new edition of Marvin Gaye’s Trouble Man to celebrate its 40th anniversary on November 19th. The new 2 CD exapanded edition will feature not only the remastered original soundtrack album, but also include 29 unreleased performances including alternate takes, rare vocals and the full score for the film.

The set will also include a 28 page booklet with essays by Cameron, Dr. Andrew Flory, George Tillman, Jr., Lenny Kravitz, Joni Mitchell and Christian McBride. It’s a limited edition of only 5,000 copies and you can order yours directly from the Hip-O website now.

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Oct 29, 2012

Mike Finger’s The Blue and the Black