This album was Kenny Rogers' and Dottie West's second album together. Their previous album, Every Time Two Fools Collide, was a major seller, and made them one of the biggest duet acts country music has ever seen. This album was no different. The album sold very well, and peaked at number three on the Top Country Albums chart in 1979, and No.82 on the Billboard 200. This album featured cover versions of classic hits by other artists, including two country hit singles, one went to number one, called "All I Ever Need Is You" (a big hit for Sonny and Cher), and another went to number three, called "'Til I Can Make It on My Own" (a hit for Tammy Wynette).
The album was certified by the RIAA as Platinum. It has sold over 2 million copies world-wide.
Classics is the second full-length album from Ratatat, released on August 22, 2006. As with their first album, Classics is almost entirely instrumental, with the only exception being a large cat-like sound sample used in "Wildcat."
During a September 15, 2006 interview on radio station KEXP, the band revealed that part of the album was recorded in upstate New York in a house owned by Björk.
This album produced three singles: "Lex", "Wildcat", and "Loud Pipes".
The track "Tropicana" was featured in the 2007 film "Knocked Up".
Beethoven is a dog, who was first discovered by Emily Newton in her bedroom one morning. The whole family is soon introduced to the St. Bernard; however, the father George Newton has his moments with Beethoven, who ends up into different mishaps time after time. When not with the Newton family, Beethoven interacts with his puppies, or with animals outside of the house.
Unlike the movie, Beethoven could talk, at least among the other animals; incidentally he would also talk in the 2011 direct-to-video film, Beethoven's Christmas Adventure. The same plot was used in another animated series Free Willy, where the main character also could talk. Some of the music was used for the DIC cartoon, What-a-Mess.
"Carry You" was released as the album's first single in June 2013 and reached number-six in the United Kingdom, marking the group's first top ten track. In September 2013, the band confirmed their second single would be "Beautiful Life". It was released on 21 October, preceding the release of their debut studio-album by one week. The third single was "Loving You Is Easy" which charted at number 9 in Ireland, and charted in the lower regions of the UK Singles Chart.
Union J promoted the album by embarking on their first headlining tour, the Magazines + TV Screens Tour, throughout December 2013 and January 2014, in support of their first record release.
Background and production
During a performance in Cardiff on 15 December 2012, Union J announced that they had signed a recording contract with Sony Music. On 28 January 2013, it was revealed that the record label was that of sub-division RCA Records and that the group would be releasing their debut single in June. On 14 January, it was announced that Union J were in London recording their debut single that day. On 12 January 2013, the band announced news of recording their debut single via Twitter: "Recording or first single on Monday! So sorry Belfast but we have to change the gig date, things are moving so fast for us! We'll be back! X". On 22 April, it was revealed that Union J's debut single "Carry You" would be released on 2 June.
The Beethoven film series is a series of eight American films, in which the plot revolves around a family attempting to control the antics of their pet, a Saint Bernard. The first two films were theatrical releases and all after have been direct to video. The original Beethoven hit theaters in April 1992. Its opening grossed $7,587,565. It was the year's 26th largest grossing film in the U.S. at $57,114,049.
In Beethoven, the Newton family finds and adopts a Saint Bernard. The family, with the exception of the father, George (Charles Grodin), becomes attached to the dog. Meanwhile, a sadistic veterinarian involved with animal experimentation is planning to kill Beethoven for his latest experiment, and George, after discovering his fondness for the dog, springs into action to rescue his pet. Beethoven was released on April 3, 1992.
Beethoven's 2nd (1993)
In Beethoven's 2nd, Beethoven sires a litter of puppies, and the Newton family tries to save them from the dame's owner, who alternatively wishes to kill or sell the puppies. Beethoven's 2nd was released on December 17, 1993.
DON’T MISS!. I’m not going to wax poetic about concerts by our own Santa Monica jazz legend, drummer Peter Erskine. I just did, two weeks ago. So here’s the simple announcement ... We scored better with classical acts, and the best modern dance troupes ... Beethoven, Dvorak, Wagner. “Classical training, at least in those days, did not include improvisation ... .
Thursday, June 17. NASHVILLE'S CARLY TEFFT. 6 to 9 p.m. June 17, Swan Brewing, 115 W. Pine St., Lakeland, free, 863-703-0472, https.//www.facebook.com/swanbrewingco/. "DISNEY’S MOANA JR.." 6.30 to 8.30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m ...Classical and romantic favorites by Beethoven, Poulenc, Bizet, Chopin and Mendelssohn ... $15.
The Grammy-nominated Goode is a titan of classical piano music, perhaps best known for performing the complete cycle of Beethoven’s sonatas ... His performance at the JohnsonPerformance Hall on June 17 will feature selections by Bach, Schumann, Beethoven, and Debussy ... PAT MORANVISUAL ART/CLASSICAL.
For the better part of the last year, Twin Cities classical presenters have experimented with streaming performances and limited in-person concerts ...MinnesotaBeethovenFestival. Those up for a road trip can soak in three weeks of classical music at the Minnesota Beethoven Festival in the southeastern city of Winona.
The Grammy-nominated duo behind Black Violin have challenged the idea of not only who plays classical music, but who listens to it and how it fits with other genres ... “Because we’re classically trained, but we grew up in the ‘90s — I played Bach and Beethoven in orchestra, and on the way to third period, I was listening to Biggie and Snoop Dogg.
Waltz explained that she has prepared a new choreography with 12 dancers, that is inspired by the “kinesiology” (study of body movements) of ancient Greek rituals, with absolute harmony of body movements and facial expressions, that is also in sync with Beethoven’s classical music.
Do you remember the BBC’s theme music for Euro 96? No, it wasn’t Three Lions, but instead a choral rendition of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy. A classic, in other words. Just like the first person you saw on your screen ... The magnetism. The mateyness. The moustache ... You felt he was talking directly to you ... This is classic Lynam. The unconvincing modesty ... .
Would you like to be a world record holder? ImagineOrchestra are gathering the world's largest virtual orchestra for Cruinniú na nÓg on Saturday, 12 June. Get ready for a massive online performance of Beethoven's Ode to Joy... .