Elton Jewel Box:
On November 13th, Elton John via UME/EMI dropped Elton - Jewel Box. It’s an unrivaled collection spanning 1965-2019 and is available as either an eight-CD set, four LPs, three LPs, two LPs, as well as a digital download or streaming. There are 148 rarities, lesser-known B-Sides and Elton-curated deep cuts including 60 previously unreleased songs.
This hour-long national radio special features interviews with Elton and lifetime collaborator Bernie Taupin interspersed with songs from Jewel Box, including "Philadelphia Freedom," "Burn Down the Mission" and "Border Song."
Elton Jewel Box: All Access is spread over three segments with ten minutes for local avails – there are no national spots. The Non-Commercial version has two segments and features two additional songs as well as additional interviews.
Tom Petty - Wildflowers and All the Rest:
In November of 1994, Tom Petty released an album that was the culmination of a creative hot streak. Over the previous two years he had written, recorded and finished 25 songs. When he brought them to his new record company, they suggested that the market would not bear a double CD release and would he be willing to cut it down to a single disc. When Tom learned how much it would cost, he painfully removed 10 songs. Through the years he kept coming back to these songs, and, a few years before he passed, he decided to release the whole project. Sadly, he never lived to finish what he started.
Tom's wife and daughters, along with Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench and archivist/engineer Ryan Ulyate have lovingly brought his dream to reality with the release of Wildflowers and All the Rest.
This national radio special features music from this collection interspersed with an interview done with
Tom at the time of the original Wildflowers release, as well as new interview with Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, Adria Petty and producer Rick Rubin.
Tom Petty - Wildflowers and All the Rest: All Access is spread over three segments with eight-and-a-half minutes for local avails – there are no national spots. The Non-Commercial version has two segments and features two additional songs as well as additional interviews.
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