TTBA featured album: Bruce Springsteen – Western Stars

TTBA featured album: Bruce Springsteen – Western Stars

The ‘Turn The Beat Around’ programme Album of the Month for January 2020 is the new CD from Bruce Springsteen called ‘Western Stars’.

Just four months after releasing the studio version of Western Stars, now comes the soundtrack to the cinematic film version recorded live in Bruce’s nearly 100-year-old barn and interspersed with assorted footage of horses running free or Bruce driving a pickup, vintage film of him and Patty Scialfa and the like.

It’s the same songs, performed in the same order, but this time with a 30-piece orchestra; full band and assorted backing singers, among them Scialfa who also plays guitar and was responsible for the vocal arrangements.

Ian Arbuckle will be playing tracks from this new album on his programme, Turn The Beat Around on Revival FM on Wednesday evening from 8.00pm with the repeat on Saturday afternoon from 3.00pm plus available on the Catch-up anytime for up to 7 days after original broadcast.

TONIGHT is the night for the Christmas Celebration 2019 presentation

TONIGHT is the night for the Christmas Celebration 2019 presentation
Tickets are available ‘on the door’ at the Ticket Desk, City Halls, Candleriggs, Merchant City, Glasgow.

This year’s Christmas Celebration presentation is ‘Comfort and Joy’ and will take place at The City Halls, Glasgow tonight, Friday 20 December and tomorrow, Saturday 21 December 2019 at 7.30pm.

The Christmas 2019 presentation will be the final concert from the Celebration Choir as 10 years of performances come to an end.

Another sell-out weekend is anticipated as the great Christmas story unfolds, and will include carols and songs old and new.

Special guests include The Gospel Heirs. This is not to be missed! Tickets are available ‘on the door’.

Gloria Gaynor exclusive interview on TGBT

Gloria Gaynor exclusive interview on TGBT

On Friday 22 November at 8.00pm, The Gospel Blues Train presented by Lins Honeyman will feature the music of Grammy Award-winning singer Gloria Gaynor as well as an exclusive phone interview.

In a long and varied career, Gloria is most famous for her 1979 disco megahit “I Will Survive” and has recently released a gospel soul album called ‘Testimony’ which also features the likes of Mike Farris, Yolanda Adams and MercyMe’s Bart Millard.

Gloria chatted to Lins about her latest album, her musical influences and how her faith plays a part in what she does.

The Gospel Blues Train with Lins Honeyman featuring Gloria Gaynor, Friday 22 November 8.00-9.00pm; Saturday 23 November 7.00-8.00pm and Tuesday 26 November 10.00-11.00pm plus Catch Up anytime.

TTBA Album of the Month: new from ELO

TTBA Album of the Month: new from ELO

From Out of Nowhere’ is the 14th studio album by British rock band Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), and the second credited to Jeff Lynne’s ELO. The band’s first studio album in four years, it was released on 1 November 2019 through Big Trilby and Columbia Records.

Jeff Lynne stated that the first track he wrote for the album was the title track, and said it was named “From Out of Nowhere” as “that’s exactly where it came from”.

It’s themes of “hope and salvation” and optimism also appear throughout the album.

During November and December, Revival FM’s Ian Arbuckle will be playing tracks from this new album on his ‘Turn The Beat Around’ programme on Wednesday evenings from 8.00 until 10.00pm and with a Saturday afternoon repeat at 3.00pm.

The latest full-length release for the reformed British rock band was produced by Jeff Lynne with contributions from album engineer Steve Jay.

The Guardian newspaper reviewer stated: “Like its predecessor, Alone in the Universe, this new album is entirely good-natured, firmly in the lineage of classic ELO, without ever quite hitting the heights of the past. How far this autumnal romance will go remains to be seen but, for now, what a pleasure it is to have Lynne back.”

TTBA – Wednesdays 8.00-10.00pm and Saturday afternoon’s 3.00-5.00pm.