Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by calpon, Dec 29, 2016.
The preview clip on youtube is of incredible quality.
Has anyone heard any of the three Fank Marino Rock Candy remasters and if so are they an improvement over the BGO remasters?
Juggernaught, Power of Rock n Roll in particular?
Thanks for posting.
I saw Mahogany Rush in '77 @ Winterland in SF as well as at The 'Monsters of Rock' Day on The Green in '78 (?). Both times he was amazing.
I don't have any FM Rockcandy cds. I have all the BGOs and they work for me. I have bought a few Rockcandy Cds of other artists( Montrose ,Zebra,off the top of my head there may be more.) and to me they are a little harsh sonic wise. So, that's why I gave a pass to the FM s they released(but,hey maybe I'm wrong). Look up what people think of the Rockcandy Remastered CDs in general to get an idea of the company's reputation before buying . I got the Montrose gold disc and it blows the Rockcandy version away is one example. I like the BGOs and if there is anything better,then I'm all ears.
I'm green with envy as I was just getting into the live album about 78/79 a friend had that LP and I was blown away by it! I didn't see Frank until '88( I think) at a small club. Great show! Good for you !
And so another year went by...
So it would seem here on ]1/3/2018 ...........and waiting..........for even a bit of news?[/QUOTE]
I've given up on it "long ago" (Frank song reference there).
If it ever appears then that will be a nice surprise however I'm not going to keep looking for it or even news of it etc....
I quit caring a long time ago. It hurts less that way
I was there and brought 3 friends. Still have the advertisement from the show.
Another thing about that show I remember - we were outside in line, and this guy is telling my friend Frank doesn't do Hendrix anymore. He tells the guy - you mean to say the guy who swore that Jimi's spirit went into his body doesn't do Hendrix? Well, we went in, and first song - RED HOUSE. My friend looks at him and says - and what the hell is that? "Experts"......LOL
I won't believe it is finally coming out until it is in my shaky hands but supposedly the DVD is "done" but delayed now only for various contractual/legal hurdles that they are working on.
What's up here?
I got an email from his official forum (I am a registered member up there), sounds like they are trying to contact all the members, let us know this is finally getting close to a release...here is the pertinent text of the email concerning the DVD:
We are getting very close to announcing the release of the Live DVD and we
will be using this newsletter to announce it. It has been a long time
coming, but we are near the finish line.
A future email that you receive from us will have all of the information
regarding ordering of the DVD as well as all other pertinent information
about the DVD.
Thank you for your patience!
I went up to the forum & read some of the threads about the DVD ( I have not been up there in a very long time) and some of that was talking about how it is actually DONE as of a couple months ago but what is slowing them down releasing it is a myriad of legal/rights type issues with labels etc, guess he may not own the rights to all his older songs, also I hazily recall reading something that the Hendrix estate/organization may be involved in that as well (I guess to get permission for some of the Hendrix covers? Although he did already release some live Hendrix stuff over the years like Voodoo Chile on RealLIVE so I'd imagine that should not be too much of a problem?).
Legal issues.........the cruel banana peel in front of the finish line I fear.... We'll see...
Thanks for the update @slipkid Appreciate it.
I can't believe I am saying this - and afraid to jinx it - but I actually believe we'll see this no later than the end of this year, if not sooner I hope.
But you never know. I've been waiting for the new Thin Lizzy/Lynott rarities box or the Humble Pie one that have been in the works for years now also slowed by contractual/legal reasons. Lawyers seem to move slower than molasses going up hill (or could be more related to certain parties asking for certain $ rewards which other parties do not want to fork out for the rights so it just gets stalled as negotiations go on and on until finally various parties reach some kind of agreement). Then there are also issues that come up where certain parties agree on the content but others object to certain tracks for whatever personal reason they might have then that drags things out forever as well.
From Frank's FB :
I spent Wednesday evening with Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society when they came out to Montreal for a gig. Not only were they extremely gracious to me and my family, but they are some of the most down-to-earth people I've ever had the pleasure to know. We had such a good time that we were there from 6:30 until well after midnight, just joking around, talking music, hockey, touring and generally having a great time. During all of this, we also got to sit up close and personal on stage-side, and saw an absolutely blistering set by Zakk and the band. They are, without doubt, the real-deal... Zakk, the band, the crew, everybody. And, as if that wasn't enough, Zakk presented me with a gift over which I was stunned. It's a custom SG-style guitar, from his line of guitar and audio gear, and it is painted with the cover of my third album, Strange Universe. This is one of the most beautiful things I have ever received, or even seen. I will always treasure it. I want to thank Zakk and the guys for such a great and memorable evening, and for such a fantastic gift. I hope we get to fulfill our future plans, which is that the next time they're here we'll be getting together at my place for that Sicilian dinner I promised them. Meanwhile, to Zakk and the guys, stay safe on the road and be well, and may God bless you all. - Frank Marino
DVD going to press! Release date on the horizon.
Great story. Thx for posting it.
From His Forum :
by Frank Marino » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:06 pm
All is done. We're in the process of going to manufacturing as of now, but still waiting to get final liner notes, booklet, etc. It will be a box set, 3xBlu-Ray Discs, approximately 6 hours of visual/musical content, and may also include Audio CD's of certain selected material from the show. We are looking at the possibility of Standard DVD, but there are issues with that. We also have to consider PAL/European versions. Friday's sound check is not on this release but may appear in the future. I'm doing this independently... no other company as of this moment. I asked Willy to try to get the names of people who attended so that I could include them in the credits. I've received some but not all. If you are one of those people, please email me your real name. If you know of others, please let them know to do the same if they want to be on there. I'll include however many I receive, but after I go to press I can't add to it, so please act now.
Separate names with a comma.