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The Ringmaster General Vinyl Album
Dave Stewart holds a special place in his heart for Nashville. That’s where the legendary British singer, songwriter and guitarist has recorded two albums: 2011′s critically praised The Blackbird Diaries and his 2012 masterpiece, The Ringmaster General, released via Weapons of Mass Entertainment/Surfdog. The album was produced by Stewart and Mike Bradford.
A potent and distinctive musical gumbo with rock, blues, country, rhythm & blues and psychedelia, The Ringmaster General was recorded and mixed by John McBride at the famed studio he owns with Martina McBride, Blackbird Studio. It features 13 songs including striking duets with Alison Krauss, Diane Birch and Joss Stone as well as one sung with and co-written by Jessie Baylin. The blistering guitar skills of Orianthi are featured as well. As with The Blackbird Diaries, Stewart is backed by some of the finest musicians in Nashville including: guitarist Tom Bukovac, drummer Chad Cromwell, bassist Michael Rhodes, steel guitarist Dan Dugmore and Mike Rojas on piano.
Says Stewart: “Well to me Nashville has that electric music energy feeling that you get when you arrive in certain cities or towns like Kingston, Jamaica and Havana in Cuba, except Nashville also has the feeling of being in the heart of a huge country (which it is) and it feels kinda like coming home.”
He elaborates: “But it’s mainly about the people I work and play with there. I ve been so fortunate as to have landed in the arms of the McBrides and becoming part of an extended family. John McBride and I share the same crazy passion for sound and all the guys in the band I record with (and the girls) are up for that wild adventure I like to bring in the studio. All the musicians know I m going to do lots of different experiments in songwriting and performance and they also know that I don t know what it s gonna be yet so it makes for an interesting time, a white knuckle ride, and a wild party of sound.”
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The Ringmaster General Documentary DVD
The Making of Two Explosive Albums in One Rocking Documentary
THE RINGMASTER GENERAL captures DAVE STEWART through the whirlwind recording process at John and Martina McBride’s Blackbird Studios, of two explosive albums, the acclaimed 2011 release, The Blackbird Diaries, and the recently released The Ringmaster General. This tongue-in-cheek documentary follows STEWART’s adventures in songwriting, letting the viewer witness his eccentric but compelling methods of creativity. The days were filled with mayhem and martinis, while a circus of characters cross STEWART’s path; many muses appear to join in the fun including Alison Krauss, Martina McBride, Colbie Caillat, The Secret Sisters, Joss Stone, Stevie Nicks, Jessie Baylin, Diane Birch and Orianthi.
The road that led to THE RINGMASTER GENERAL begins in London with the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano. DAVE STEWART was grounded there with no hope of getting home to Los Angeles. A wander down Denmark Street leads him to a vintage guitar shop where an old acoustic guitar catches DAVE’s eye. Learning the previous owner was an eccentric country and western star named Red River Dave, STEWART gets inspired. The next morning a flight opens up, by way of Nashville, and STEWART jumps at the chance to investigate the music city. Magically Big Kenny (Big and Rich) leads the way into adventure, with the documentary capturing a unique moment in time where the music business is locked out and the lunatics take over the asylum.
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Order Your "2010 The Ringmaster General" Wine with DVD of New Album and Documentary
From the Mollydooker Wines web site and store:2010 The Ringmaster General
McLaren Vale Shiraz
Our very first wine with a rock star!
We are excited to release a limited edition of our 2010 Carnival of Love Shiraz specially packaged to commemorate the release of Dave Stewart's new album 'The Ringmaster General.'
It has been an absolute pleasure working with such a creative and talented man as Dave Stewart and this is what he has written about our collaboration on the back label . . .
As 'The Ringmaster General' I introduce to you the incredible wine you are about to experience. Declarations of the most 'daring', 'amazing', 'spectacular' are commonly used when introducing circus performers. Sarah & Sparky to me are the Flying Trapeze artists of the wine industry and I'm so honoured to collaborate with them and their 'Mollydooker Circus' to create 'The Greatest Wine on Earth.'
Each bottle will be gift boxed with a DVD containing hits from The Blackbird Diaries and select songs from the yet-to-be released The Ringmaster General, a 90 min documentary on the making of 'The Blackbird Diaries' and 'The Ringmaster General' and Dave Stewart's musical accompaniment to the Mollydooker Guided Tour video.
2 Day shipping included for all pre-release orders placed before May 1st. (Valid for States we are allowed to ship to). The wine will be released and ready to ship to you after May 1st.
We ship from our Napa warehouse to the following states: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, KS, MD, ME, MN,