Saturday, August 13, 2016

Vinyl Review: In Honor Of Prince "Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Live" Rolls Out In Purple Vinyl

Time Life has done an exceptional job presenting the one of kind music that has been produced during the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, by releasing CDs and DVDs of some of the greatest performances. Back in April, ​Time Life released "Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Live - Volume 1" on vinyl and immediately sold out and it rose to #13 on the Billboard Vinyl Chart. Now on August 12, Time Life will re-issue this highly collectable, vinyl-only release, pressed in 180-gram, purple vinyl to honor the passing of Prince.

The ten-songs that make up this release cover the greatest performances to ever grace the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame stage. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band back up the legendary Chuck Berry on "Johnny B. Goode," before performing their own "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out." Heavy metal band, Metallica close out side one with the one-of-kind performance of the Black Sabbath classic "Iron Man."

Side two is highlighted by the re-formation of Cream performing "Sunshine Of Your Love" and the collaboration of Mick Jagger and Bruce Springsteen on the Rolling Stones' hit "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." The one performance that makes this a must have for music fans is the amazing, jaw-dropping performance of George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." It brings together some of Harrison's best friends (Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and Steve Winwood) along with his son, Dhani Harrison to perform this Beatles classic, but the newly inducted Prince would steal the spotlight with his amazing three-minute guitar solo. The video of this iconic performance is available for the first time to purchase from iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/music-video/while-my-guitar-gently-weeps). To purchase this beautiful piece of vinyl, please visit Barnes & Noble (barnesandnoble.com) and well as other music vendors. For more information, please visit timelife.com.

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