Billboard Bits: Eno, Young American, 'Dukes Of Hazzard'

News on Brian Eno, Young American, 'Dukes Of Hazzard'

EnoLegendary artist/producer Brian Eno will release what is described as his first "solo song-based work in decades" this summer. "Another Day on Earth" will arrive June 14 as the first release on the revived Hannibal imprint via Rykodisc.

Eno's most recent widely available full-length was the 2001 Astralwerks set "Drawn From Life" with German DJ J. Peter Schwalm. In the past year, Astralwerks has overseen the reissue of numerous classic Eno albums, from his early post-Roxy Music solo efforts to his groundbreaking ambient releases from the late '70s and early '80s.

Here is the track list for "Another Day on Earth":

"And Then So Clear"
"A Long Way Down"
"Going Unconscious"
"Caught Between"
"Passing Over"
"How Many Worlds"
"Just Another Day"
"Bone Bomb"

-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

SouthNew York-based label Young American will launch this summer with new releases from rock acts Orange Park and South. Orange Park's debut, "Songs From the Unknown," will arrive July 12; the group will feature material from the set at a show tomorrow (May 6) at New York's Sin-e club.

South is working on a new studio album, expected for release in the next few months. The group was previously signed in North America to Kinetic, which in 2003 released its most recent album, "With the Tides." On its
official Web site, the band describes the as-yet-untitled new set as "probably a bit more 'up' in tempo and in mood than some of 'With the Tides.' It might also sound slightly more live."

Young American was co-founded by former Maverick Records A&R staffer Josh Swade and Kinetic director of A&R Rocco Giordano.

-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

WaylonWith a film version of the TV show "The Dukes of Hazzard" set for release on Aug. 5, Volcano/Legacy will on June 28 re-release the soundtrack to the program that first hit stores in 1981.

Beyond the immortal theme song "Good Ol' Boys" by Waylon Jennings, the album features Johnny Cash's ode to the Duke Brothers' car, "The General Lee," star Tom Wopat's cover of the Band's "Up on Cripple Creek," vocal turns by cast members James Best (Sherrif Roscoe P. Coltrane), Sorrell Booke (Boss Hogg), Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke) and Jennings and Willie Nelson's "Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys."

"The Dukes of Hazzard" film stars Seann William Scott and Johnny Knoxville as the Duke brothers, Jessica Simpson as Daisy Duke, Burt Reynolds as Boss Hogg and Nelson as the Dukes' Uncle Jesse. Details regarding its soundtrack have not yet been revealed, but sources say the album will likely include a Simpson/Nelson duet.

-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.


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