ANNOUNCING MY LATEST SPECIAL CONTEST: We're celebrating the latest Paul McCartney remaster, and this time it's 1989's critically-acclaimed album FLOWERS IN THE DIRT. The album featured songs written with Paul's newest collaborator, Elvis Costello, including "My Brave Face," "You Want Her Too" (duet with Elvis,) "Don't Be Careless Love" and "That Day Is Done," along with many songs he performed during his 1989-90 World Tour ("Figure Of Eight," "We Got Married," "Rough Ride," "This One," and "Put It There.") It featured Paul's current band that he toured with-Hamish Stuart, Robbie McIntosh, Paul "Wix" Wickens, and Chris Whitten. Paul also worked with several producers on this album---Mitchell Froom, Trevor Horn, Steve Lipson, Chris Hughes and David Foster. Overall, this is one of Paul's best solo-albums, showing his range of many genres of music, with great production and consistently strong material. The new remaster is available in several versions, and we're giving away your choice of either the SPECIAL EDITION CD or DOUBLE VINYL EDITION. Both CD or Vinyl includes a full CD of 9 acoustic demos of songs that Paul & Elvis wrote together. Two of these songs have never been available commercially until now ("Twenty Fine Fingers" and "Tommy's Coming Home,") and another two were released as Elvis recordings ("So Like Candy," and "Playboy To A Man.") Many fans have come to enjoy the demos in some cases better than the studio versions, and they're certainly great to listen to, just to hear these two harmonizing and stripped down to acoustic guitar and piano.
For this SPECIAL CONTEST, we have 5 CD copies to give away of the SPECIAL EDITION for FLOWERS IN THE DIRT, and if you prefer I'm also giving you the choice of winning the DOUBLE VINYL EDITION! There will be 5 winners in the contest, which starts Tuesday, March 28, 2017. See details below! (Courtesy UMe)
FLOWERS IN THE DIRT is also available as a DELUXE EDITION which also includes: ***A 2nd CD of Studio Demos of the McCartney/Costello songs performed by Paul and his band, most of which also has Costello singing on the record! ***Bonus songs (B-sides. CD singles) at the time of the album's release available as a download. ***Cassette demos of 3 McCartney/Costello songs available as a download. One of those songs "I Don't Want To Confess" has never been issued before commercially by Paul or Elvis. ***DVD with 10 videos for songs from Flowers In The Dirt, plus two features on Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello, the making of the video for "This One," and the "Put It There" documentary on the making of the album. ***112 page essay book, 32 page notebook of handwritten lyrics even including a letter that Elvis wrote to Paul after first working on their songs together, 64 page photobook featuring the music videos for "This One," 32 page Linda McCartney exhibition catalogue.
PURCHASE LINK FOR THE DELUXE EDITION OF FLOWERS IN THE DIRT HERE!
Find new articles written about FLOWERS IN THE DIRT on my IMPORTANT LINKS page!
Go to Paul McCartney's website HERE to get free downloads for demos of the songs "Distractions" and "This One."
CONTEST TO WIN PAUL McCARTNEY'S REMASTERED FLOWERS IN THE DIRT SPECIAL EDITION CD or DOULBE VINYL EDITION (Courtesy UMe):
Starting Tuesday, March 28, 2017, and running through April 4, I will post, one at a time, the titles of 3 songs from the new Flowers In The Dirt Remaster. The songs could be any from the actual album or from the bonus disc of acoustic demos that you'll find in the Special Edition. Write down all 3 songs and submit them to me at email@example.com by April 4. If you have all 3 songs you could be chosen as one of the 5 winners of the contest. Please decide whether you want the CD or Vinyl release. All 3 songs will be posted directly below. All 5 winners will be posted here on April 6, and Good Luck!!!!
SONG #1: THIS ONE SONG #2: TOMMY'S COMING HOME SONG #3: OU EST LE SOLEIL
1) JIM TRAWICKI (CD) 2) ANDREA TRACHTENBERG (CD) 3) STEVE DOWNING (CD) 4) JOSE FERIA (VINYL) 5) DAVID McMORRIS (VINYL)
Congratulations to all my winners, and thanks to everyone who participated!!! Keep watching this page for future Special Contests coming soon!!!
SPECIAL CONTEST TO WIN LAURENCE JUBER'S NEW CD "LJ CAN'T STOP PLAYING THE BEATLES" + "GUITAR WITH WINGS" BOOK (March 17-23):
Starting Friday, March 17 and through March 23 I will post, one at a time, the titles of 3 songs that appear on Laurence Juber's new CD "LJ Can't Stop Playing The Beatles." Write down all 3 titles and submit them to me (Ken) at my e-mail address at firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of March 23. 3 winners will be picked to win a signed copy of the CD from Laurence. One lucky 1st prize winner will also win Laurence's book "Guitar With Wings," covering his history with Paul and the band. Check below as I post the titles of the songs, and on March 24 I will announce all 3 winners right here! Everyone is eligible to win, even if they've won recently for my weekly Beatles trivia or Special Contests, and GOOD LUCK!!!
SONG #1: AND YOUR BIRD CAN SING SONG #2: HONEY PIE SONG #3: IT'S ONLY LOVE
1ST PRIZE (CD + BOOK): Angela Kempsey (Pearl River, NY) 2ND WINNER: Kevin Skory (Ontario, Canada) 3RD WINNER: Ian Gray (Durham City, England)
***PLEASE NOTE---Another new Special Contest will start soon after this one ends. Watch this page for more details!!!
1) Encompasses all of George's studio albums from 1968's "Wonderwall Music" to 2002's "Brainwashed." 2) Also includes the Double-LP "Live In Japan," featuring live performances from George with Eric Clapton and his band from Dec. 1991. 3) Plus two 12" Picture Discs for the singles for "Got My Mind Set On You," and "When We Was Fab." 4) All the albums were reproduced with the exact replicas of the original release track listing and artwork. 5) The albums are 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. 6) These are new remasters taken from the original analogue master tapes that were cut at Capitol Records.
CONTEST TO WIN 3 OF GEORGE HARRISON'S REMASTERED SOLO-ALBUMS: ALL THINGS MUST PASS, DARK HORSE, and LIVE IN JAPAN (Courtesy UMe)
Starting Friday, March 3, 2017 through Friday, March 10, I will post below, one at a time, the titles of 3 songs, one from each of the 3 George Harrison albums we're giving away. Write down all 3 song titles, and submit them to me (Ken) by March 11 at email@example.com. Please be sure to include your mailing address. If you have the correct titles for all 3 songs, you could win these 3 special albums! I have two sets of these 3 albums, and the winners will be announced here on March 12. Everyone is eligible to win, even if you've won in the last month for my weekly Beatles trivia or the recent Special Contests on this page!
SONG #1: HEAR ME LORD SONG #2: SO SAD SONG #3: CHEER DOWN
CONTEST TO WIN "KIT O'TOOLE KIT" OF 3 PRIZES!!! Starting Feb. 9, 2017 and running through Feb. 15, I will post 3 titles of Beatles albums, one at a time directly below here. Jot down all 3 album titles and submit them to me by Feb. 16. If you have all 3 titles, you can win all 3 prizes! One winner is randomly chosen. The winner's name will be revealed here on Feb. 17. To enter, write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with KIT O'TOOLE KIT in the heading. Please include your mailing address. Everyone is eligible, even if you've recently won my weekly Beatles trivia or Special Contests!!!
ALBUM#1: ABBEY ROAD ALBUM#2: BEATLES FOR SALE ALBUM#3: RUBBER SOUL
Listen to recent interviews with Nigel Sinclair (Producer, "Eight Days A Week: The Beatles' Touring Years") and Kit O'Toole HERE!!!
Be sure to play BEATLES TRIVIA every single week for your chance to win one of 9 incredible prizes (and all 5 of these prizes are available) on my BEATLES TRIVIA & GAMES page!!!
CONTEST TO WIN ALL 5 PRIZES LISTED ABOVE:
Starting Dec. 29, 2016 and running through Jan. 6, 2017 I will post directly below, one at a time, the titles of 3 #1 songs in the U.S. (Beatles or solo.) Write down each song as I post them. When you have all 3 song titles, send them to me with "SPECIAL CONTEST 2016" in the heading at my e-mail address: email@example.com. Please write in with your mailing address. Only one person will win all 5 prizes. Winner will be announced here on Jan. 8, 2017. Remember that with Special Contests, everyone is eligible, even if you've won recently for my weekly Beatles Trivia or Special Contests!!!
SONG #1: ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE SONG #2: LISTEN TO WHAT THE MAN SAID SONG #3: MY SWEET LORD
WINNER: TAMMY CHAMBERS (Pottsboro, TX) -- Wins all 5 AMAZING PRIZES!!!- CONGRATULATIONS, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
ANOTHER NEW SPECIAL CONTEST COMING SOON--WATCH THIS PAGE FOR DETAILS!!!
CONTEST TO WIN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF "HOLIDAYS AND HOLLYNIGHTS" BY THE LAURENCE JUBER TRIO PLUS SET OF GUITAR STRINGS!!!:
Beginning Dec. 18 - Dec. 25, 2016, I will post directly below the titles of 3 songs from the new "Holidays And Hollynights" Christmas album. Write down all 3 song titles and send them to me (Ken) at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Dec. 26. Winner's name will be announced here Dec. 27.
Song #1: Joy To The World Song #2: Sleighride Song #3: Frosty The Snowman
WINNER: Chris Antonucci (River Ridge, LA) - Congratulations, and enjoy, Chris!!!
CONTEST TO WIN "THE BEATLES LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL" AND "WINGS OVER AMERICA" CDs: Starting Nov. 25 through Dec. 1, I will post the titles of 4 songs from either one of these great live albums directly below. Write down all 4 titles and send them to me (Ken) at email@example.com under the heading 2 ULTIMATE LIVE ALBUMS. One lucky winner will win both CDs. The winner's name will be posted here on Dec. 2. (Another Special Contest will be posted immediately after this one!!!)
SONG #1: MAYBE I'M AMAZED SONG #2: ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN SONG #3: BEWARE MY LOVE SONG #4: TWIST AND SHOUT
WINNER: James Dupont - Wins "WINGS OVER AMERICA" 2-CD set, and THE BEATLES LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL---Congratulations, James!
Always make sure to play our weekly BEATLES TRIVIA on this page right HERE!
SPECIAL CONTEST TO WIN MARK LEWISOHN'S BOOK "ALL THESE YEARS":
Starting Nov. 11 and running through Nov. 17, I will post, one at a time, directly below on this page, the titles of 3 early Beatles songs. Keep track of the songs, and after the 3rd one is revealed, write to me (Ken) at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address and all 3 song titles. I will pick 3 contestants with the correct titles, who will each win a copy of "All These Years." Winners will be revealed right here on Nov. 18, and GOOD LUCK!!!
Listen to recent interviews I did with Mark Lewisohn on my HOME page and MORE INTERVIEWS page!!!!
SONG #1: HELLO LITTLE GIRL SONG #2: CRY FOR A SHADOW SONG #3: P.S. I LOVE YOU
WINNERS: 1) JESSICA CIMMIYOTTI (CA) 2) STEVE TRAKAS (GREECE) 3) MATTHEW HOROWITZ (NY)
CONTEST TO WIN "SOME FUN TONIGHT": Starting Sept. 7 and running through Sept. 14, I will post below on this page, one at a time, the titles of songs that the Beatles performed during their North American tours. The first song will be one they played in 1964, the second song from 1965, and the third from 1966. Write down all 3 song titles and send them to me (Ken) by Sept. 14 at email@example.com. Make sure you include your mailing address in your e-mail. You must have all 3 song titles correct to win. Winners names will be announced here on Sept. 15, and... GOOD LUCK!!!
Song #1: LONG TALL SALLY Song #2: TICKET TO RIDE Song #3: IF I NEEDED SOMEONE
WINNERS: CONGRATULATIONS TO MY FIRST WINNERS EVER IN RUSSIA AND AUSTRALIA!!!
1) GLEB YEZERSKI, Mogilev, Belarus, Russia 2) STEPHEN CORNISH, East Vic, Australia 3) BARBARA SIMPKINS, West Virginia, U.S.
THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR MAKING THIS ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL CONTESTS EVER ON THE WEBSITE!!!
Another new Special Contest will be starting very soon on this page!!!
Every week you can enter my BEATLES TRIVIA contest for your chance to win one of 9 amazing prizes. See this week's trivia, play along and maybe you'll be this week's winner. Go to my BEATLES TRIVIA page HERE!