Wednesday, July 26, 2006

New Elton John CD: The Captain And The Kid

Cornflakes & Classics: 2006 update: "The Captain And The Kid"

In early September 2006, Elton John will release a CD of new material titled The Captain And The Kid.

The theme of this collection is a sequel to the 1975 concept album Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy. Elton John and Bernie Taupin have written songs covering the last thirty years of their 40 year long songwriting partnership.

The expected tracklist for the album is:

Postcards from Richard Nixon
Just Like Noah's Ark
Wouldn't Have You Any Other Way (NYC)
And The House Fell Down
Blues Never Fade Away
The Bridge
I Must Have Lost It On The Wind
Old '67
The Captain and the Kid

Monday, July 17, 2006

Harry Chapin's 30,000 Pounds of Bananas

I always knew the song was based on fact. I even remember putting it on a cassette so I could listen to it as we drove through Scranton PA on our vacation one year.

But I never, ever, ever thought I would see this!

"30,000 pounds of smashed bananas"

Awesome! I guess you really can find anything on the Internet!!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Paul Simon Summer Tour 2006 details

Paul Simon Discography - You're The One - 2000 to now

Information and setlists for Paul Simon's tour dates for June and July 2006 are now on the site. Including details of the Montreal Jazz Festival Spirit Award, presented after Paul's July 5 concert at the festival.

The tour is to promote his recent CD, Surprise.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Capeman Original Cast Recordings now available!

Paul Simon Discography - You're The One - 2000 to now

The Capeman musical, by Paul Simon and Derek Walcott, ran on Broadway for 68 shows in the spring of 1998, closing after poor reviews and losing about $11 million.

A Broadway Cast album (featuring Ruben Blades, Marc Anthony, Ednita Nazario and Sara Ramirez) was recorded but never released. The songs have been unheard until now.

On June 27, iTunes and Dreamworks made all 39 songs (the complete score) available for download.

This is the first time that Paul Simon related recordings have been made available exclusively via the Internet.

New details on Paul Simon's 1984 solo tour

Paul Simon Discography - Paul Simon - 1972 to 1985

In 1984 Paul Simon embarked on a brief North American tour to promote the Hearts And Bones album.. This set of shows was unique as it marked the first time he performed solo on stage for the entire concert.

Paul Simon has not toured solo since.

The shows I know about, took place in Ohio, Maryland, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, New York and British Columbia. If you know of any additional locations, please post a comment!

Cornflakes & Classics: 2006

Cornflakes & Classics: 2006

Elton John has completed his "UK Summer Concert Tour" and is settling in for 15 July dates in Las Vegas doing his "Red Piano" show.

The Cornflakes & Classics web site has been updated with set lists and news from the last few weeks. Also, tour dates for a North American tour in the fall and information on the upcoming Captain And The Kid album.