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Every Little Thing Sting Does is Magic

Nicole Zeitzer Johnson Posted to New Releases on March 3, 2017

    We’ve been stung. And with sweet venom of the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, it feels, and sounds, oh so good. “Sting Live in Berlin” just hit Qello Concerts. Think: Sting’s greatest hits performed with a symphony orchestra. And what perfect timing. The 65-year-old, 16-time Grammy Award winner is currently on a world tour in support of his latest album, "57th and 9th."  This concert film is culled from a different world tour, the…

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No Direction Home: Bob Dylan

Ben Fong-Torres Posted to New Releases on November 22, 2016

In the way he’s accepted his Nobel Prize for literature, by seemingly not acknowledging it for so long that one of the awards committee called him “rude” and “arrogant,” Bob Dylan was being himself. He let the world read into his detachment. Perhaps he didn’t feel like a songwriter deserved a prize historically reserved for writers and poets. Not at all. A couple of weeks after the announcement of his award, he told a British newspaper that he was…

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Ben Fong-Torres Posted to New Releases on June 3, 2016

Rod Stewart – It Had to Be You
Rod “the Mod” was by no means the first rock artist to tackle the Great American Songbook –standards that date back to the ‘30s. Among others, Ringo Starr, Harry Nilsson, Bryan Ferry, Willie Nelson and Linda Ronstadt beat him to it, by several decades. But Stewart has been among the most successful, selling 3 million copies of his first album, It Had to Be You, in 2002. His husky, rock-ravaged voice works nicely with s…

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O.A.R. - Evolution of a Song – Episode 1

Ben Fong-Torres Posted to New Releases on May 13, 2016

Music fans have always enjoyed learning how some of their favorite music gets made. They’ve dug shows ranging from the jazz critic Ralph J. Gleason’s Anatomy of a Hit to the ongoing series, Classic Albums, which you’ll find here at Qello. From Elvis to Elton, and whether it’s Pink Floyd or Bruce Springsteen, it’s fun looking back at the creation of music and hearing new things in that music. But what if artists were captured as they were creating that mu…

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Ben Fong-Torres Posted to New Releases on May 6, 2016

> Cheap Trick - Live at Budokan
Cheap Trick, the power-pop band out of Rockford, Illinois, are proof that it pays to be an opening act. Formed in the mid-‘70s, they worked in Midwest obscurity for years before getting to open for Queen and KISS, including at their concerts in Japan. There, fans glommed onto the band, made hits out of singles that had done nothing in America, and, when they returned to headline at Budokan in 1978, treated them like the Beatles. As Rick Ni…

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