Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of October 2, 2016

October 9, 2016 by Amy Gold

During the week of October 2, 2016, Bruce Springsteen's "Chapter And Verse" debuted on the Billboard 200 at #5, making it his 19th Top 10 album on this chart. This career-spanning compilation is the audio companion to his new memoir, "Born To Run," which made its debut at no. 1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list.

The long out-of-print 1972 Duane Allman compilation album, "An Anthology," will be reissued later this month in commemoration of the 45th anniversary of his untimely death in a motorcycle accident. Deluxe editions of Stevie Nicks' first two solo albums, "Bella Donna" (1981) and "The Wild Heart" (1984), will be coming out in November on CD and vinyl. In December, The Rolling Stones will release a new album titled "Blue & Lonesome" that features covers of various well known blues songs.

This November, David Crosby will launch a U.S. tour in support of his latest album, "Lighthouse." Diana Ross announced a new Las Vegas residency that will take place next February at the city's Venetian Theatre.

Also that week, it was announced that an expanded version of the documentary, "No Direction Home: Bob Dylan," will be released later this month in various formats in commemoration of the film's 10th anniversary. A 1972 Spaghetti Western titled "Blindman" co-starring Ringo Starr will be coming out in November on DVD and other formats and will also be shown in select theaters around the country later this month.

Finally, James Taylor will perform at the 94th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony which takes place December 1, 2016 at the White House. This event will air December 2 on the Hallmark Channel.

(For more information about the above-listed news items, please see below for a list of sources with links and article summaries.)


The Rolling Stones perform "Start Me Up" on the opening night (October 7, 2016) of the historic Desert Trip music festival in Indio, CA.


October 4, 2016: Diana Ross Announces New Las Vegas Residency For 2017

Diana Ross announced a new series of performances of her show, "The Essential Diana Ross: Some Memories Never Fade," which features a career-spanning collection of songs from her time with The Supremes as well as solo classics. The shows will take place February 8-25, 2017 at the Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas, NV.

Source: Diana Ross Schedules New Las Vegas Residency for February 2017

October 4, 2016: Bruce Springsteen's Latest Album Debuts At #5 On Billboard 200

Bruce Springsteen's latest album, "Chapter And Verse," debuted on the Billboard 200 at #5, making it his 19th Top 10 album on this chart to date. This career-spanning compilation, which features such classics as "Born To Run," "Badlands," and "Born In The U.S.A.," plus several early rarities, is the audio companion to Springsteen's new memoir, "Born To Run."

Source: Bruce Springsteen's "Chapter and Verse" Compilation Bows at #5 on "Billboard" 200

October 4, 2016: Expanded Version Of Bob Dylan Documentary To Be Released

An expanded version of the documentary, "No Direction Home: Bob Dylan," will be released on October 28, 2016 in various formats in commemoration of the film's 10th anniversary. The new version will include previously unseen footage with live performances and interviews. "No Direction Home: Bob Dylan" first aired in September 2005 as a part of the PBS series, "American Masters," and it was also released on DVD at that time.

Source: Expanded Version of Scorsese-Directed Dylan Documentary "No Direction Home" to Be Released This Month

October 5, 2016: David Crosby Announces Fall Tour

David Crosby announced a U.S. fall tour in support of his latest album, "Lighthouse." This upcoming 17-date trek begins on November 18, 2016 in Atlanta, GA and ends on December in New York City, with additional stops in New York, as well as in Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Cosby's program will include songs from "Lighthouse," previous solo hits, and classics from his time with The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash.

Source: David Crosby Schedules Fall US Tour in Support of Upcoming Solo Album, "Lighthouse"

October 5, 2016: Stevie Nicks To Reissue Early Solo Albums

Deluxe editions of Stevie Nicks' first two solo albums, "Bella Donna" (1981) and "The Wild Heart" (1984), will be coming out on November 4, 2016 on both CD and vinyl with various additional live and unreleased tracks. Highlights include alternate versions of such hits as "Edge Of Seventeen," movie soundtrack rarities, demos, B-sides, and a 1981 live show.

Source: Stevie Nicks Reissuing Early Solo Albums, Says She Needs to "Be Careful" with Upcoming Tour Set List

October 6, 2016: Rolling Stones To Release New Album

On December 2, 2016, The Rolling Stones will release a new album titled "Blue & Lonesome." This collection features covers of various well known blues songs by such artists as Little Walter, Jimmy Reed, and Howlin' Wolf that The Rolling Stones used to perform often around London during the band's early days. Eric Clapton plays on two of this album's tracks: "I Can't Quit You Baby" and "Everybody Knows About My Good Thing."

Source: Rolling Stones to Release New Album, "Blue & Lonesome," December 2

October 6, 2016: Spaghetti Western Featuring Ringo Starr To Be Released On Home Video

In 1971, Ringo Starr co-starred in a Spaghetti Western titled "Blindman" in which he played a lovesick Mexican bandit. This cult film will be coming out November 4, 2016 on DVD and other formats and will also be shown in select theaters around the country this month. Inspired by this movie, Starr also wrote a song of the same name which became the B-side of the 1972 single, "Back Off Boogaloo." Click here to view a trailer.

Source: Blindman, a 1971 Spaghetti Western Featuring Ringo Starr, to Be Released on Home Video in November

October 6, 2016: Bruce Springsteen's Memoir Tops New York Times Best Sellers List

Bruce Springsteen's recently published memoir, "Born To Run," made its debut at #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list. His hugely popular book is also the top seller in Denmark, Germany, Sweden, and the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Source: Bruce Springsteen's Memoir "Born to Run" Tops "New York Times" Best Sellers List

October 6, 2016: James Taylor To Perform At D.C. Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

James Taylor will perform perennial holiday favorites at the 94th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony which will take place December 1, 2016 at President's Park on the grounds of the White House. This event will air December 2 on the Hallmark Channel. For more info, visit TheNationalTree.org.

Source: James Taylor Joins D.C. Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

October 7, 2016: Duane Allman Compilation To Be Reissued

In commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the untimely death of Duane Allman at age 24 in a motorcycle accident, the 1972 compilation album, "An Anthology," will be reissued October 28, 2016 on vinyl. This long out-of-print collection includes various tracks Allman recorded as a session musician in Muscle Shoals, AL, as a solo artist, as part of The Allman Brothers Band, and as a member of the pre-Allmans group, Hour Glass. Also included are recordings made with Eric Clapton and Delaney & Bonnie & Friends.

Source: Vinyl Reissue of Posthumous Duane Allman Compilation "An Anthology" Arriving Later This Month