Allison Crowe has completed recording her newest album - to debut June 25, 2013. This new release, the 11th from Crowe’s Rubenesque Records, is the first to be available as a vinyl LP.
Crowe reveals her inspiration - working with Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador, which celebrates the 18th Annual Gros Morne Theatre Festival when its season runs this year from May - September.
“I am so grateful to have been asked two years in a row to put together songs and musically direct for a show called ‘Newfoundland Vinyl’. I get to work with extremely talented and fun people each Summer in a gorgeous setting - Cow Head, NL,” says Allison from her home in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. “From the vast and encyclopaedic sea of beautiful music to come from, and out of, Newfoundland and Labrador, here is a collection of some of the songs from this year’s show.”
Music and comedy come together in this theatre production, written and directed by TNL’s Artistic Director Jeff Pitcher. TNL announces: “On the heels of last year’s runaway hit we present the all new ‘Newfoundland Vinyl - The Flip Side!’ …the cast returns with more hits than a bagful of hammers!”
No Matter the Battle + Le Voyage dans la Lune(Excerpt II)
A sequel of sorts, part deux, of Allison Crowe’s other-worldly musical adventures aboard the S.S. Méliès. May there be peace and love – to the Moon and back.
Going Home Tonight + Le Voyage dans la Lune(Excerpt I)
Next in our romantic bill, home is wherever the heart is – for musician Allison Crowe, orchestrator Kayla Schmah, and movie magician Georges Méliès and all of us aboard for the ride.
How Long + Romance Sentimentale (excerpt)
A Canadian and Soviet power-play – not on the rink, but in the arena of imagination. Allison Crowe’s music scores with assists from captains of film history, Grigori Aleksandrov and Sergei Eisenstein.
Crayon and Ink + Destino (excerpt)
Canadian singer-songwriter Allison Crowe’s dream-like “Crayon and Ink” is here paired with a visual excerpt from “Destino” – a collaboration launched last century by surrealist Salvador Dali and motion picture and animation pioneer Walt Disney.
Secrets (That Aren’t My Own) + Ménilmontant (excerpt)
Allison Crowe’s voice and piano come together with the vision of silent film era lovers and collaborators Dimitri Kirsanoff and Nadia Sibirskaia.
Skeletons and Spirits + Le Manoir du diable
Allison Crowe, voice and piano, along with Dave Baird, bass, and Laurent Boucher, percussion meet up with a classic of the silent film era - from Georges Méliès.
Allison Crowe’s touring year – including concerts in Europe and Canada, as well as ballet, and theatre productions – is wrapped up at home and focus turns to film projects involving the internationally acclaimed musician.
The World Film Premiere of the Peter Buckle-directed “A Corner Brook Tidings” charmed this month, and Rogers Television brings the joy of this PB Productions documentary “featuring Allison Crowe and you” home for the holidays, broadcasting the one-hour special (on Rogers Cable 9) from December 17 through 23, 2012. (Created with assistance from the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, more info is @ http://www.allisoncrowe.com/ACornerBrookTidingsTelevisionSpecial.html )
Don Bradshaw of NTV, Canada’s Superstation, caught up with the Crowe as she enjoyed a little piano-time outside Santa’s workshop, in the North Pole (aka the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre) where the pair discussed an upcoming movie venture ( http://ntv.ca/corner-brook-artist-sings-for-hollywood )
Allison Crowe’s “Tidings” recording of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” is soundtrack to a movie trailer – just released for “The Pardon”, a dramatic motion picture to be released in 2013:
”The Pardon” is directed by Tom Anton, produced by Tom Anton, Sandi Russell, Jacqueline George and Blair Daily. The film stars Jaime King (“Sin City”, “Hart of Dixie”), Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee John Hawkes (“Winter’s Bone”, “Lincoln”, “The Sessions”), Jason Lewis, M.C. Gainey, T.J. Thyne, Tim Guinee, Leigh Whannell and John Valdetero. A powerful story of love and despair, hope and redemption, “The Pardon” is based on an actual murder case tried in the State of Louisiana in the 1940s
Along with release of the trailer, the movie’s official website is online @ http://www.thepardonmovie.com It contains: images from the film’s narrative, as well as historical clippings; a blog; news items; - and music is coming. There’s word on the talented cast and crew - including the husband-and-wife director-writer team, Tom Anton and Sandi Russell (who previously paired up to create 2005’s “At Last” - a romance set in pre-Katrina Louisiana).
Alternating currents of the flesh and the spirit witnessed in the trailer are channeled by Hollywood veteran Blair Daily – whose editing and post-production supervision credits include work on several Barry Levinson films eg. “Good Morning Vietnam”, “Rain Man”, “Bugsy”, “Avalon”, “Wag the Dog” and “Man of the Year”. Daily also worked on “Quiz Show” with Robert Redford and “Adventures in Baby Sitting” with Chris Columbus.
To catch Allison Crowe’s take on a much-loved song, you can watch “The Pardon” trailer via the official movie site, and, as well, it’s on YouTube, and packing a wallop @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe9yC13crc0