AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 16 VIA CAPITOL/UMe
LISTEN TO “EASY COME, EASY GO” TODAY
From 1964 to 1968—in between recording sessions with the Wrecking Crew, touring with the Beach Boys, and recording his own albums—Glen Campbell was recruited to record songs for the King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Presley. Originally intended for Elvis’s ears only, eighteen of these recently unearthed and unreleased gems will be released together on CD, LP and digitally for the first time, more than half a century later, as the lost album Sings For The King on November 16 via Capitol/UMe. The collection will also be available on limited edition 180-gram clear vinyl exclusively at GlenCampbell.com.
Pre-order Sings For The King now: https://UMe.lnk.to/GCSingsForTheKingPR
Sings For The King includes songs written by the songwriting team of Ben Weisman and Sid Wayne. Weisman is significant for having written the most songs recorded by Elvis than any other songwriter in history at 57. Weisman and Wayne turned to Glen Campbell who had perfect pitch and an uncanny ability to match Elvis’s key and even mimic his delivery, to record fully fleshed out studio versions that they could present to Elvis for his recording consideration. The songs were discovered by Executive Producer Stephen Auerbach who found the fifty-year-old recordings on long-forgotten reel-to-reel tapes in a storage space belonging to his uncle-in-law, Ben Weisman. Of the 29 recordings that have been rescued, there are twelve of Glen’s recordings that went on to be recorded and released by Elvis including “Stay Away Joe,” “Clambake,” “Spinout” and “Easy Come, Easy Go,” which were all made famous with iconic singing performances of the title tracks in his movies. “Easy Come, Easy Go” is available today on all streaming services and as an instant grat download with digital pre-order. Listen to “Easy Come, Easy Go” here: https://UMe.lnk.to/GCSingsForTheKingPR
The variety of the material is striking and ranges from the country-flavored “Any Old Time” to the more rocked-up “I’ll Be Back” to meaty ballads like “I’ll Never Know.” On “I Got Love” Glen begins the song sounding like himself but then subtly shifts into Elvis’s trademark tone. The album opens with the gospel song “We Call on Him,” which features the two legendary voices fused into a duet, giving a real sense of how Glen’s performances teed up these songs for Elvis, and then where The King took them and made them his own. All eighteen songs highlight Glen’s incredible vocal range and guitar skills and draw focus to Weisman and Wayne’s understanding of all the styles of music Elvis could perform.
As noted music journalist and author Alan Light writes in the illuminating liner notes, “With their genre-bending musical exploration and rural Southern roots, it’s no surprise that Glen Campbell and Elvis Presley formed something of a mutual admiration society. ‘Elvis and I were brought up the same humble way,’ Campbell once said, ‘picking cotton and looking at the north end of a south-bound mule.’ The friendship between the Rhinestone Cowboy and the King of Rock and Roll spanned three decades, and they often orbited each other professionally.”
Glen and Elvis first met in 1956, when Elvis performed in Albuquerque, where Glen had recently moved to join his uncle’s band, Dick Bills and the Sandia Mountain Boys. “I saw him in the rough,” Glen later said. “He was so electrifying.” In 1960, Glen headed to Los Angeles to find work as a session musician and took a regular gig at a club called the Crossbow, where Elvis and his friends would sometimes come watch from a small private room upstairs. As a member of the incomparable group of LA studio musicians known as the Wrecking Crew, Glen appeared on dozens of immortal hits, from “You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’ ” to “Strangers in the Night.” In 1963 alone, he added his guitar to almost 600 sessions, including his one and only recording with Elvis, for the “Viva Las Vegas” soundtrack.
By 1967, Glen’s own career was exploding with the release of his breakthrough albums Gentle on My Mind and By the Time I Get to Phoenix, which both reached Number One on the charts, and made Grammy history by sweeping the Song and Performance awards in both the pop and country & western categories. The following year, By The Time I Get To Phoenix took home the prize for Album of the Year, the first country record to do so. Yet Glen continued to knock out songs for Weisman and Wayne in whatever spare time he had.
The relationship between these two Hall of Famers might have become more extensive: When Elvis was assembling his TCB band in 1969, his two finalists for the lead guitar chair were Glen and James Burton. But while Glen was riding high as a solo artist following the monster hits “Gentle on My Mind,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” and “Wichita Lineman,” Burton was available since his previous boss, Ricky Nelson, had recently broken up his backing band.
As it turns out, though, there was a deep connection between Elvis and Glen that almost no one was aware of—until now, with the release of Sings for the King. This historic collection casts new light on the quiet influence that one musical giant, and an often-overlooked songwriting team, had on America’s greatest rock and roll star.
SINGS FOR THE KING TRACK LISTING
1. We Call On Him (A Duet With Elvis Presley) *
2. Easy Come, Easy Go *
3. Any Old Time
4. Anyone Can Play
5. I Got Love
6. I’ll Never Know *
7. All I Needed Was The Rain *
8. How Can You Lose What You Never Had *
9. Spinout *
10. Magic Fire
11. I’ll Be Back *
12. Love On The Rocks
13. Stay Away, Joe *
14. Cross My Heart And Hope To Die *
15. Clambake *
16. There Is So Much World To See *
17. Do The Clam *
* Recorded by Elvis Presley
Lenovo and Intel’s Much-anticipated Legion of Champions III 2019 is Here and Raring to Go
The third edition of the eSports tournament has commenced, with 12 gaming teams from 11 markets in the region competing for glory and the right to Asia’s gaming crown
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY), the world’s leading PC and smart device manufacturer, has announced the kick-off of its Legion of Champions Series III (LoC III) Grand Finals. In partnership with Intel, this eSports competition will bring together over 60 gaming talents from 11 markets across Asia Pacific, as they seek to be crowned 2019’s LoC III champions.
This year’s tournament is the biggest one yet, including first-time competitors India, Japan and Korea, in addition to Hong Kong / Macau, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailandand Vietnam. After multiple elimination rounds at the local level, in-market winners will face-off in an intense international showdown at Central Plaza Ladprao, Bangkok, from 25-27 January, 2019.
“LoC is a testament to Lenovo’s ongoing commitment to foster Asia’s gaming community. With eSports’ meteoric rise in legitimacy and influence in the region, our initiatives seek to further connect like-minded enthusiasts and empower the next generation of gamers,” said Ken Wong, President, Lenovo Asia Pacific. “Lenovo Legion was designed with gamers’ needs in mind and we will continue to provide the most exciting and relevant gaming experiences and devices.”
“With the rapid growth in Esports and gaming in Asia, Intel continues to support the industry through partnerships with the ecosystem, including global and regional gaming leagues such as Legion of Champions (LoC) with Lenovo, and provide the gaming community with the best-in-class gaming experience powered by Intel technologies,” said George Chacko, Global Account Director for Lenovo,Asia Pacific and Japan.
During the previous LoC, which was held earlier this year, the tournament had welcomed participation from close to 7,000 gamers and 20,000 on-site attendees. Such events have become crucial and valuable moments for Lenovo to interact with the community and better understand their gaming needs and motivations. The evolution of Lenovo Legion has been driven by feedback from the gaming community itself, with its latest innovations offering purposeful design to match the needs of the modern avid gamer – stylish and sophisticated on the outside, yet savage on the inside, delivering supreme performance for work and play.
“LoC has become an annual highlight of Asia’s gaming calendar, and we are thrilled to be a part of it for the first time,” said Rahul Agarwal, CEO and Managing Director, Lenovo India. “Our gaming product Legion has come a long way in nurturing the gaming community in India by providing them the chance to compete in an international championship.”
Local champions and grand finalists will be competing for a total combined prize pool of USD$35,000(approximately INR 25,16,000) – the largest of any LoC tournament yet. At the end of the competition, the winning team will walk away with USD$7,000 and USD$5,000 worth of Legion Y530 notebooks, while the first and second runners-up will take home USD$3,000 and USD$2,000, respectively.
Spectators can expect to experience the grit and tenacity of the gamers as they band together to seize the championship title. Those who wish to be part of the excitement may also take part in the Rise of Legion walk-in tournaments, LAN party, and cosplay contests. Follow the epic journey at https://www.legionloc.com/.
Sling TV brings first vMVPD to Oculus Go virtual reality headset
Sling TV today became the first virtual multichannel video programming distributor (vMVPD) to launch on Oculus Go, the all-in-one wireless virtual reality (VR) headset. The Sling TV experience on Oculus Go is equivalent to watching on a 180-inch television. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new Oculus Go will receive an $80 credit toward Sling TV subscription services.
“No big screen, no room, no problem. Sling TV on Oculus Go gives customers an incredibly large screen, high-resolution experience anywhere they get a WiFi connection, without the need to connect to a phone or PC,” said Jimshade Chaudhari, vice president, product management, Sling TV. “Oculus Go is a real game-changer in giving people a personal home theater experience wherever they are, with its crystal-clear optics and portable design.”
Starting today, Oculus Go users will see Sling TV available in the Oculus app store. Internet connection and Sling TV app download required for access to service.
Customized entertainment experiences, including the most popular sports, breaking news, TV series, movies and more, are available on Sling TV starting at $25 per month. For a limited time, new owners of the Oculus Go will receive an $80 credit toward Sling TV subscription services. More information on this offer is available at sling.com/oculus.
The launch expands Sling TV’s device footprint, as Oculus Go joins more than 17 platforms supported by Sling, including smart televisions, tablets, game consoles, computers, smartphones, streaming devices and now, VR headsets.
Oculus Go features premium optics with a fast-switch LCD display that renders at a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 and the headphone-free, built-in speakers deliver a 3-D, spatial audio experience.
For more information on Sling supported devices, visit sling.com/devices.
Shiseido inaugurated an innovative digital O2O advertising solution on “HKG My Flight” mobile app launched by JCDecaux Transport at Hong Kong International Airport
Airport Authority Hong Kong partners with JCDecaux Transport to proudly announce the newly launched innovative digital (O2O) advertising platform on the airport authority’s mobile app “HKG My Flight” to connect with passengers and maximize the audience-reach synergy of Hong Kong International Airport advertising.
The award-winning “HKG My Flight” mobile app developed by Airport Authority Hong Kong, is designed to create a personalized passenger experience via the mobile app. Air passengers can access to real-time flight information, airport navigation, and enjoy connection to free Wi-Fi upon arrival at Hong Kong International Airport.
World-renowned beauty brand Shiseido has taken the lead in capitalizing this innovative digital (O2O) advertising solution to enhance audience engagement. Shiseido’s Splash Ad will appear at the landing page while the airport’s mobile app is activated. When app users approach the duty free area, a push notification is sent to the mobile phone via Beacon technology to indicate a promotion is nearby. The push notification drives users to the campaign website, allowing them to register their personal data in order to redeem beauty samples at Shiseido’s duty free counters. This allows online and offline merged (OMO), which perfectly demonstrates how technology is used to drive customers to shops.
Non-app users are not excluded from this campaign. As Shiseido’s OOH ads on digital panels at the airport are embedded with QR Code, scanning of which mobile users can access the campaign website to enjoy the promotional offer. Through the online engagement, another call-to-action will invite mobile users to download the “HKG My Flight” mobile app.
This innovative drive-to-store O2O advertising solution will significantly benefit travel retailers and enrich passengers’ airport experiences, hence producing unprecedented traffic drive to augment retail ROI for international brands’ campaigns at Hong Kong International Airport.
Key information about JCDecaux Group
- 2017 revenue: 3,472m euro
- JCDecaux is listed on the Eurolist of Euronext Paris and is part of the Euronext 100 and Euronext
- Family Business indexes
- JCDecaux is part of the FTSE4Good and Dow Jones Sustainability Europe indexes
- No. 1 worldwide in street furniture (543,050 advertising panels)
- No. 1 worldwide in transport advertising with more than 215 airports and 250 contracts in metros, buses, trains and tramways (356,320 advertising panels)
- No. 1 in Europe for billboards (141,630 advertising panels)
- No. 1 in outdoor advertising in Europe (672,220 advertising panels)
- No. 1 in outdoor advertising in Asia-Pacific (216,290 advertising panels)
- No. 1 in outdoor advertising in Latin America (77,190 advertising panels)
- No. 1 in outdoor advertising in Africa (26,770 advertising panels)
- No. 1 in outdoor advertising in the Middle-East (18,650 advertising panels)
- Leader in self-service bike rental scheme: pioneer in eco-friendly mobility
- 1,074,113 advertising panels in more than 75 countries
- Present in 4,033 cities with more than 10,000 inhabitants
- 13,040 employees
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