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Music Review: Neil Young + Promise of the Real - Paradox

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Neil wears many hats–including that of filmmaker. His latest project, a western, sees the 72-year-old Canadian rocker join forces with his romantic partner Daryl Hannah ( Splash ,  Kill Bill ), who wrote and directed the movie. Available on Netflix and centred around a group of outlaws hiding out in the mountains,  Paradox  stars Neil, fellow music legend Willie Nelson, and Willie’s sons, Lukas and Micah, who are members of Neil’s backing band Promise of the Real. The movie’s soundtrack features Neil’s solo score together with solo and band performances. There are campfire-style renditions of blues songs like Jimmy Reed’s “Baby What You Want Me to Do” and Lead Belly’s “Ho...
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Obituary: Paul White

PaulWhite-Beatles-LynnBall Capitol Records Canada executive Paul White (second from left) with the Beatles, Toronto, September 1964. Photo by Lynn Ball.
He’s the man who first brought the Beatles’ music to Canada—almost a full year before America embraced Beatlemania. He then opened the doors for other British Invasion acts and went on to sign the first wave of Canadian pop artists during the 1960s, including Anne Murray and Edward Bear, in his capacity as Capitol Records’ artists & repertoire executive in Canada. When Paul White died on March 13, after a cardiac arrest, the music industry mourned the loss of a jovial gentleman and creative trailblazer. Along with issuing Beatles’ singles, beginning with “Love Me Do” on February 18, 1963 and hitting number one with “She Loves You” by the end of the year, White designed and compiled sever...
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Music Review: Moby - Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt

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On his 15 th album, Moby returns to that organic-electronic mix of his 1999 breakthrough Play , employing frequent collaborator Mindy Jones to add to the dreamy feel of “The Tired and the Hurt” and Raquel Rodriguez to provide breathy accompaniment to “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child,” both anthems to the age of uncertainty.
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