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Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story - The Soundtrack
First-Ever Career-Spanning Compilation Features Key Tracks From Ronson's Solo Albums, Collaborations With David Bowie, Elton John, Ian Hunter, Michael Chapman And Queen And Exclusive New Contributions From Joe Elliott And Mike Garson
Pressed On 2x Heavy-Weight 180-Gram Vinyl
UMe is pleased to announce the release of Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story, The Soundtrack. The album comes on the heels of the film's streaming debuts on Hulu and Amazon Prime following last year's successful theatrical run and the DVD/Blu-ray releases.
The soundtrack is the first official career retrospective compilation for the guitar virtuoso, Mick Ronson, known affectionately as Ronno. As well as highlights from Ronson's solo records, the compilation includes material from his key collaborations with David Bowie, Elton John, Ian Hunter, Michael Chapman and Queen. The album also includes a previously unreleased cover version of This Is For You by Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and a piano tribute to Ronson from Bowie's piano-man and band alumni Mike Garson (David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins). The soundtrack includes extensive essay & liner notes and will be available on heavy-weight 180-gram black vinyl.
For the career-spanning documentary, producer/director Jon Brewer (BB King: The Life of Riley, Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark, Jimi Hendrix: Guitar Hero, The Most Dangerous Band in The World) gained the unprecedented access and permission for use of materials relating to the life of rock hero Mick Ronson, who was largely commercially overlooked despite his direct contribution and pivotal involvement in countless iconic compositions of David Bowie and The Spiders from Mars.
Despite his production and guitar work with Lou Reed, Morrissey, Ian Hunter and Mott The Hoople, Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp and many others, it is Ronson's dynamic support, contribution, and co-creation of the expansive and multi-faceted career of David Bowie and in fact that era of music, that the film and this soundtrack exposes. Featuring exclusive narration by David Bowie and exclusive contributions by Rick Wakeman, Joe Elliott, Roger Taylor, Ian Hunter, Angie Bowie and many more, Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story is a tribute to an uncomplicated man who achieved the pinnacle of success in the music industry as well as the rarefied respect from his contemporaries for his production and guitar skills.
His humble beginnings (in the northern English city of Hull) underpinned the values and modest, unpretentious personality of Ronson. Originally working with Hull City Council while he pursued his craft with consummate dedication, word of his talent reached Bowie who grabbed at the chance to work with Ronson, and from there rock history was made. The Man Who Sold the World, Aladdin Sane, Hunky Dory and Jean Genie were all constructed with Ronno on guitar. In 1974, he was voted #2 'Best Guitarist' in Cream magazine (notably Eric Clapton came in third).
Sadly, in 1993 Ronson passed away before receiving the recognition he so richly deserved before taking that final bow, as seen on film, at his last show. He had been making a solo album at the time, which was subsequently finished by his contemporaries. Emperor Media have achieved ultimate authenticity and access in chronicling the life and works of this man, an extraordinary talent who became a cornerstone of rock music and who stood Beside Bowie during one of the most memorable periods of his dazzling career.1. Queen, Ian Hunter, David Bowie, Mick Ronson, Joe Elliott & Phil Collen - All The Young Dudes (Live)
2. Michael Chapman - Soulful Lady
3. Elton John - Madman Across The Water
4. David Bowie - Moonage Daydream
5. David Bowie - Cracked Actor
6. David Bowie - Time
7. Ian Hunter - Once Bitten, Twice Shy
8. Mick Ronson - I'd Give Anything To See You
9. Mick Ronson - Hard Life
10. Mick Ronson - Midnight Love
11. Mick Ronson - Like A Rolling Stone
12. Joe Elliott - This Is For You*
13. Queen, David Bowie and Mick Ronson - Heroes (Live)
14. Mike Garson - Tribute To Mick Ronson *
*Previously Unreleased$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Heaven & HullImport
Available On Vinyl For The First Time
Heaven And Hull was the final solo album by David Bowie alumnus and Rock guitarist Mick Ronson, released in 1994, following Ronson's death the previous year. The album features collaborations by long time friends of Ronson including David Bowie, Joe Elliott, and Ian Hunter. Other artists on this first-ever LP include Peter Noone, Martin Chambers and Chrissie Hynde, Phil Collen and John Mellencamp.
The All The Young Dudes track on Heaven And Hull is from the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, where Ronson himself was suffering from cancer. On screen, he appears very thin, while still playing blistering guitar. It proved to be his last concert.
Sham Morris, one of the album's producers: During the making of Heaven And Hull, (working title To Hull And Back) I asked Mick to visualize a characteristic from his home town of Hull. His first thought was the Humber Bridge. The Bridge became very symbolic for those of us working on the album and it was his wish to incorporate it in the artwork. Mick has crossed the Bridge now and left us this swan song.1. Don't Look Down
2. Like A Rolling Stone
3. When The World Falls Down
4. Trouble With Me
5. Life's A River
6. You And Me
7. Colour Me
8. Take A Long Line
9. Midnight Love
10. All The Young Dudes$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
OVSE-MOV-126xMott The Hoople
MottRanked 366/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
After their 1972 breakthrough album & hitsingle All The Young Dudes, Mott The Hoople released their Mott album.
The single 'All the Way from Memphis' received considerable airplay on U.S. radio and the LP became the band's best seller to date in the U.S. Using the glam rock craze as their launch pad, the band straddled the widening gap between the teen-pop market and the college circuit. The LP Mott climbed into the Top 10 of the UK Albums Chart.
By the time Mott was released it was clear that Ian Hunter had become the dominant figure of the band. Aside from the lead track, the album includes introspective songs such as Ballad of Mott The Hoople, which exposes Mott's near break-up, and the peculiar I Wish I Was Your Mother, featuring multi-tracked mandolin, in which Hunter sings of his wish to see his love as a child. Hard rockers are given their due with 'Whizz Kid', 'Drivin' Sister', 'Violence' and 'Honaloochie Boogie'. A fine performance is delivered by Hunter in the almost religious 'Hymn for the Dudes'.
In 2003, the album was ranked number 366 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.1. All The Way From Memphis
2. Whizz Kid
3. Hymn For The Dudes
4. Honaloochie Boogle
6. Drivin' Sister
7. Ballad Of Mott The Hoople
8. I'm A Cadillac/El Camino Dolo Roso
9. I Wish I Was Your Mother$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live In Sweden 1971 (Awaiting Repress)The British magazine Melody Maker once said that MTH would rock on good days like the best band in the world. That was not exaggerated, the British Power Blues band led by singer Ian Hunter and guitarist Mick Ralphs developed especially for their concerts on the stage an incredibly punchy interplay. Here come the recordings of a gig in Stockholm, 1971 on vinyl for the very first time.1. Long Red
2. The Original Mixed-Up Kid
3. Walking With A Mountain
4. Laugh At Me
5. Thunderbuck Ram
6. Keep A Knockin'$20.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
OVSE-MOV-779xMott The Hoople
All The Young DudesImport
Often called 'one of the dening Glam platters', Mott The Hoople's All The Young Dudes (1972) was an inuential record when it came out, and continues to impress listeners to this day. Coproduced by David Bowie, the album contains a balanced selection of well written songs by Ian Hunter and the boys. The band is on a roll, and having Bowie on board to colour in the songs with his distinctive style makes this an essential record for '70s Rock fans all over the globe.1. Sweet Jane
2. Momma's Little Jewel
3. All The Young Dudes
5. Jerkin' Crocus
6. One Of The Boys
7. Soft Ground
8. Ready For Love/After Lights
9. Sea Diver$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Fright Night Soundtrack180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Remastered From The Original Master Tapes
Limited Edition Blue/White Evil Fog Colored-Vinyl
Featuring Songs By Devo, J. Geils Band, Ian Hunter, Sparks
In 1985, writer-director Tom Holland's Fright Night debuted in multiplex cinemas around the world. The film gained a massive cult following and has gone on to become one of the most cherished vampire films of all time. Taking cues from Hammer Films, the work of director William Castle and horror icon Vincent Price. The decision to create a soundtrack that includes New Wave hitmakers alongside Brad Fiedel's synth score adds spectacular creepiness to the overall vibe of the film. Night Fever Music is proud to release the long out-of-print yet beloved soundtrack to the 1985 horror classic Fright Night. Remastered from the original master tapes and pressed on heavy 180 Gram Blue/White Evil Fog-Colored Vinyl.1. Fright Night
2. You Can't Hide From The Beast Inside
3. Good Man In A Bad Time
4. Rock Myself To Sleep
5. Let's Talk
6. Armies Of The Night
7. Give It Up
8. Save Me Tonight
9. Boppin' Tonight
10. Come To Me$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now