Take Me to the Land of Hell is the third album by Yoko Ono since reformation the Plastic Ono Band in 2009 with her son Sean Lennon. The 13 tracks on Take Me To The Land Of Hell were recorded in NYC and produced by Yoko, Sean Lennon and Yuka Honda. Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band includes members of Cornelius and Cibo Matto plus special guests Questlove, Lenny Kravitz, Nels Cline and Andrew Wyatt.
02. Is Chicago, Is Not Chicago
03. Super Bon Bon
04. Maybe I’ll Come Down
05. The Idiot Kings
06. Unmarked Helicopters
07. Fully Retractable
08. Soft Serve
11. St. Louise Is Listening
12. Sugar Free Jazz
13. Soundtrack To Mary
14. True Dreams Of Wichita
15. Mr. Bitterness
16. So Far I Have Not Found The Science
17. 16 Horses
19. Moon Sammy
Texas native Sugaray Rayford is a member of the Los Angeles-based supergroup The Mannish Boys and a featured vocalist on the band’s award-winning 2-CD set Double Dynamite – winner of the 2013 Blues Music Award for Traditional Blues Album of the Year. Dangerous showcases Rayford’s powerhouse vocals on a selection of mostly original material which covers a broad spectrum of styles including Chicago, Texas, Louisiana, West Coast and Delta blues, Soul and R&B. Special guests include Kim Wilson, Sugar Ray Norcia, Big Pete, Kid Andersen, Monster Mike Welch, Gino Matteo, Franck Goldwasser, Fred Kaplan, Anthony Geraci, Bill Stuve, Willie J. Campbell and Jimi Bott.
The Band’s initial live release, 1972′s Rock of Ages, off-handedly overhauling their catalog, rather than attempting to simply replicate it — showcasing a group pushing itself musically and creatively.
Robbie Robertson, having previously collaborated with Allen Toussaint on “Life is a Carnival” from the year before, asked the New Orleans soul Svengali back in to work up horn charts for a multi-night run between December 28-31, 1971 at the Academy of Music in New York City — forming the basis for that celebrated double album. A little over four decades later, however, Robertson has returned in the hopes of reframing this fizzy exercise.
The new Live at the Academy of Music 1971, due September 17, 2013 from Capitol Records, does just that — as the Band plays a largely improvised set, fashioned in a whole new way, relying upon nothing more than a still-startling musical chemistry. Put frankly, nobody does things like this anymore. And they’d likely fail miserably if they tried.
The 4 CD, the best of those performances, plus a complete look at the now-legendary New Year’s Eve show — most of which has gone previously unreleased. Also included are a 48-page book featuring an essay from Robertson, the original album review by Rolling Stone magazine’s Ralph J. Gleason, rare photographs and additional notes. That only bolsters this set’s sense of fresh discovery, beginning with a previously unheard version of Levon Helm’s 1970 collaboration with Robertson, “Strawberry Wine.”