A Tim Buckley cover from Robert Plant's latest solo album and classics by the likes of the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and David Bowie will set the mood for upcoming Touchstone film "Moonlight Mile."
David Bowie's life as a pop star has passed through so many phases, it's only natural that his music has affected fans in different ways. So for the Oct. 22 EMI release of "Best of Bowie," 16 different versions of the career-spanning greatest-hits set will be created for different markets.
Ministry Of Sound is set to release the second volume in its "Club Nation America" series, a two-disc compilation of popular dance tracks. Due Sept. 24, the set, which will retail for $20.98, features material from such artists as Daniel Bedingfield, Mary J. Blige, Res, and DJ Sammy & Yanou.
Mariah Carey will begin climbing the comeback ladder with the Dec. 10 release of her new studio album, the first in a multi-album deal with Island Def Jam. The as-yet-untitled set will be issued on Carey's own MonarC Music imprint and features production work by Irv Gotti, Jermaine Dupri, and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, among others. According to the label, 20 tracks have already been recorded; a single is tentatively due in late September.
Sam Jones' illuminating Wilco documentary "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart" is gradually making its way across the country, but even after a year-and-a-half following and filming the band, director/photographer Jones hasn't stopped working.
1998 - Nat Gonella, one of Britain's most respected jazz trumpeters, dies in Gosport, Hampshire. He is 90. Gonella led one of the most popular dance bands of the '30s and was regarded by some as the U.K.'s answer to Louis Armstrong.
Country stars Trace Adkins and Darryl Worley are slowly confirming dates for their planned fall/winter tour, dubbed the Big Men of Country. Thus far, eight U.S. dates have been set, but a spokesperson says the two intend to be on the road for a minimum of 40 performances.
The Magic Johnson Records/MCA soundtrack to the forthcoming Fox Searchlight film "Brown Sugar" is packed with sweet contributions from hip-hop/R&B luminaries, including Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Common, Angie Stone, Jill Scott, the Roots, Mary J. Blige, and Faith Evans.