Press release: Intimidation in Public Life: Lord Evans welcomes government response

first_imgLord Evans said: ‘The Committee welcomes the government response and we are pleased that the Government has accepted the recommendation we made in our 2017 report to make intimidation of electoral candidates and party campaigners a criminal offence.‘This is an important step and carries a powerful message about the unacceptable abuse and intimidation of people who stand for public office. If we want a vibrant and diverse democracy, more representative of the public its serves, we must be prepared to stand up to intimidation’.last_img read more

David Bowie ‘Loving The Alien’ Boxset Features Unreleased Music & New Production of ‘Never Let Me Down’

first_imgDANCE1. Shake It (Re-mix aka Long Version)2. Blue Jean (Extended Dance Mix)3. Dancing With The Big Boys (Extended Dance Mix)4. Tonight (Vocal Dance Mix)5. Don’t Look Down (Extended Dance Mix)6. Loving The Alien (Extended Dub Mix)7. Tumble And Twirl (Extended Dance Mix)8. Underground (Extended Dance Mix)9. Day-In Day-Out (Groucho Mix)10.Time Will Crawl (Dance Crew Mix)11.Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (12” mix)12.Never Let Me Down (Dub/Acapella) DANCESide 11. Shake It (Re-mix aka Long Version)(Originally released on the B-side of the ‘China Girl’ 12” single on EMI America 12EA 157 (U.K.) and V-7809 (U.S.) in May, 1983.)2. Blue Jean (Extended Dance Mix)(Originally released on 12” single on EMI America 12EA 181 (U.K.) and V-7838 (U.S.) in September, 1984.)3. Dancing With The Big Boys (Extended Dance Mix)(Originally released on the B-side of the ‘Blue Jean’ 12” single alongside an Extended Dub Mix of the same, release details as above.)Side 21. Tonight (Vocal Dance Mix)(Originally released on 12” single on EMI America 12EA 187 (U.K.) and V-7846 (U.S.) in November, 1984.)2. Don’t Look Down (Extended Dance Mix)(Originally released on the B-side of the ‘Loving The Alien’ (Extended Dance Mix) 12” single alongside the ‘Loving The Alien’ (Extended Dub Mix) on EMI America 12EA 195 (U.K.) and VG-7858 (U.S.) in May, 1985.)3. Loving The Alien (Extended Dub Mix)(Originally released on the B-side of the ‘Loving The Alien’ (Extended Dance Mix) 12” single, release details as above.)Side 31. Tumble And Twirl (Extended Dance Mix)(Originally released on the B-side of the ‘Tonight’ 12” single alongside a ‘Tonight’ (Dub Mix), release details as above.)2. Underground (Extended Dance Mix)(Originally released on 12” single on EMI America 12EA 216 (U.K.) and V-19210 (U.S.) in June, 1986.)3. Day-In Day-Out (Groucho Mix)(Originally released on 12” single on EMI America 12EAX 230 (U.K.) and V-19239 (U.S.) in March, 1987.)Side 41. Time Will Crawl (Dance Crew Mix)(Originally released on 12” single on EMI America 12EAX 237 (U.K.) in June, 1987.)2. Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (12” mix)(Originally released on the ‘Never Let Me Down’ digital E.P. on EMI 0094639278954 in May, 2007.)3. Never Let Me Down (Dub/Acapella)(Originally released on the B-side of the ‘Never Let Me Down’ (Extended Dance Mix) 12” single on EMI America 12EA 239 (U.K.) and V-19255 (U.S.) in August, 1987.) CD Box Set:128 Page hardback bookLet’s Dance (remastered) (1CD)Serious Moonlight (Live ’83) (previously unreleased) (2CD)Tonight (remastered) (1CD)Never Let Me Down (remastered) (1CD)Never Let Me Down 2018 (previously unreleased) (1CD)*Glass Spider (Live Montreal ’87) (2CD)Dance (1CD)*Re:Call 4 (non-album singles, edits, single versions, b-sides and soundtrack music) (remastered) (2CD)** Exclusive to ‘Loving The Alien (1983-1988)’ Digital download standard:Let’s Dance (remaster)Serious Moonlight (Live ’83) (previously unreleased)Tonight (remaster)Never Let Me Down (remaster)Never Let Me Down 2018 (previously unreleased)*Glass Spider (Live Montreal ’87)Dance*Re:Call 4 (non-album singles, single versions, b-sides and soundtrack music) (remastered)** Set exclusives GLASS SPIDER (LIVE MONTREAL ’87)Side 1Up The Hill BackwardsGlass SpiderDay-In Day-OutBang BangSide 2Absolute BeginnersLoving The AlienChina GirlRebel RebelSide 3FashionScary Monsters (And Super Creeps)All The MadmenNever Let Me DownSide 4Big Brother‘87 And Cry“Heroes”Sons Of The Silent AgeTime Will Crawl / Band IntroductionSide 5Young AmericansBeat Of Your DrumThe Jean GenieLet’s DanceSide 6FameTimeBlue JeanModern Love NEVER LET ME DOWN (2018)Side 1Day-In Day-OutTime Will CrawlBeat Of Your DrumSide 2Never Let Me DownZeroesGlass SpiderSide 3Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (ft Laurie Anderson)New York’s In Love87 & CryBang BangSide 4David Bowie 1987 logo etching NEVER LET ME DOWNDay-In Day-OutTime Will CrawlBeat Of Your DrumNever Let Me DownZeroesGlass SpiderShining Star (Makin’ My Love)New York’s In Love’87 And CryBang Bang SERIOUS MOONLIGHT (LIVE ’83)Side 1Look Back In Anger“Heroes”What In The WorldGolden YearsFashionLet’s DanceSide 2Breaking GlassLife On Mars?SorrowCat People (Putting Out Fire)China GirlScary Monsters (And Super Creeps)Rebel RebelSide 3White Light/White HeatStation To StationCracked ActorAshes To AshesSide 4Space Oddity/Band IntroductionYoung AmericansFameModern Love NEVER LET ME DOWN (2018)Day-In Day-OutTime Will CrawlBeat Of Your DrumNever Let Me DownZeroesGlass SpiderShining Star (Makin’ My Love) (ft Laurie Anderson)New York’s In Love’87 And CryBang Bang ‘LOVING THE ALIEN (1983-1988)’ Vinyl & CD Tracklistings (showing Vinyl side breaks)LET’S DANCESide 1Modern LoveChina GirlLet’s DanceWithout YouSide 2RicochetCriminal WorldCat People (Putting Out Fire)Shake It CD TRACKLISTINGLET’S DANCEModern LoveChina GirlLet’s DanceWithout YouRicochetCriminal WorldCat People (Putting Out Fire)Shake Itcenter_img A new David Bowie box set has been announced this week, with the collection titled Loving The Alien due out on October 12th via Parlophone. Loving The Alien, named after the track off 1984’s Tonight, will catalog Bowie’s career in the mid-80s, with the collection spanning the years 1983 to 1988.Featuring studio albums, live LPs, and more, the boxset contains three of Bowie’s studio albums—Let’s Dance (1983), Tonight (1984), and Never Let Me Down (1987)—in addition to live albums Serious Moonlight (Live ’83) and Glass Spider (Live Montreal ’87), both of which will be getting the vinyl treatment for the first time ever, and the new remix compilation album Dance. Exclusive to the set is a special compilation called Re:Call 4, which features select outtakes, rarities, B-sides, and demos from the era, plus songs from the Labyrinth, Absolute Beginners, Falcon and the Snowman, and When the Wind Blows soundtracks, and an accompanying book that contains unpublished photos and collected reviews and technical notes from producers/engineers Nile Rodgers, Hugh Padgham, Mario McNulty, and Justin Shirley-Smith.Notably, Loving The Alien features a brand-new production of 1987’s Never Let Me Down, an album that Bowie always wanted to re-record and that he called “a bitter disappointment.” This new take on Never Let Me Down was produced by Mario McNulty, arranged on strings by Nico Muhly, and features Laurie Anderson for a guest cameo on “Shining Star (Makin’ My Love)”. For 2018’s Never Let Me Down, McNulty tapped longtime Bowie collaborators guitarist Reeves Gabriel, drummer Sterling Campbell, and bassist Tim Lefebvre to assist in the production.As Parlaphone, the record company that is releasing Loving The Alien in October, noted in a press release, “The seeds of this new reimagining of the albums were first sown in 2008 when Bowie asked McNulty to remix the track ‘Time Will Crawl’ and record new drums by longtime Bowie drummer Sterling Campbell along with strings. … The track was issued on the iSelect compilation to much acclaim and, in the notes for that record, David remarked ‘Oh, to redo the rest of that album.’”Loving The Alien is part of a series of era-themed David Bowie retrospective box sets, which have steadily been released since Bowie’s untimely death in 2016. Thus far, releases have cataloged 1969 to 1973 with Five Years, 1974 to 1976 with Who Can I Be Now?, and 1977 to 1982 with A New Career In A New Town.For more information, head to David Bowie’s website here. NEVER LET ME DOWNSide 1Day-In Day-OutTime Will CrawlBeat Of Your DrumNever Let Me DownZeroesSide 2Glass SpiderShining Star (Makin’ My Love)New York’s In Love’87 And CryBang Bang TONIGHTLoving The AlienDon’t Look DownGod Only KnowsTonightNeighborhood ThreatBlue JeanTumble And TwirlI Keep Forgettin’Dancing With The Big Boys TONIGHTSide 1Loving The AlienDon’t Look DownGod Only KnowsTonightSide 2Neighborhood ThreatBlue JeanTumble And TwirlI Keep Forgettin’Dancing With The Big Boys RE:CALL 4Side 11. Let’s Dance (single version)2. China Girl (single version)3. Modern Love (single version)4. This Is Not America (The theme from ‘The Falcon And The Snowman’) – David Bowie / Pat Metheny Group5. Loving The Alien (re-mixed version)Side 21. Don’t Look Down (re-mixed version)2. Dancing In The Street (Clearmountain mix) – David Bowie and Mick Jagger3. Absolute Beginners (from Absolute Beginners)4. That’s Motivation (from Absolute Beginners)5. Volare (from Absolute Beginners)Side 31. Labyrinth Opening Titles/Underground (from Labyrinth)2. Magic Dance (from Labyrinth)3. As The World Falls Down (from Labyrinth)4. Within You (from Labyrinth)5. Underground (from Labyrinth)Side 41. When The Wind Blows (single version) (from When The Wind Blows)2. Day-In Day-Out (single version)3. Julie4. Beat Of Your Drum (vinyl album edit)5. Glass Spider (vinyl album edit)Side 51. Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (vinyl album edit)2. New York’s In Love (vinyl album edit)3. ‘87 And Cry (vinyl album edit)4. Bang Bang (vinyl album edit)5. Time Will Crawl (single version)Side 61. Girls (extended edit)2. Never Let Me Down (7” remix edit)3. Bang Bang (live – promotional mix)4. Tonight (live) Tina Turner with David Bowie5. Let’s Dance (live) Tina Turner with David Bowie SERIOUS MOONLIGHT (LIVE ’83)CD1Look Back In Anger“Heroes”What In The WorldGolden YearsFashionLet’s DanceBreaking GlassLife On Mars?SorrowCat People (Putting Out Fire)China GirlScary Monsters (And Super Creeps)Rebel RebelCD2White Light / White HeatStation To StationCracked ActorAshes To AshesSpace Oddity/Band IntroductionYoung AmericansFameModern Love GLASS SPIDER (LIVE MONTREAL ’87)CD 1Up The Hill BackwardsGlass SpiderDay-In Day-OutBang BangAbsolute BeginnersLoving The AlienChina GirlRebel RebelFashionScary Monsters (And Super Creeps)All The MadmenNever Let Me DownCD 2Big Brother‘87 And Cry“Heroes”Sons Of The Silent AgeTime Will Crawl / Band IntroductionYoung AmericansBeat Of Your DrumThe Jean GenieLet’s DanceFameTimeBlue JeanModern Love David Bowie ‘LOVING THE ALIEN (1983-1988)’ Boxset Track ListingLP Box Set:88 Page hardback bookLet’s Dance (remastered) (1LP)Serious Moonlight (Live ’83) (previously unreleased) (2LP)*Tonight (remastered) (1LP)Never Let Me Down (remastered) (1LP)Never Let Me Down (2018) (previously unreleased) (2LP – side 4 is etched)*Glass Spider (Live Montreal ’87) (previously unreleased on vinyl) (3LP)*Dance (2LP)*Re:Call 4 (non-album singles, edits, single versions, b-sides and soundtrack music) (remastered) (3LP)** Exclusive to ‘Loving The Alien (1983-1988) LP box’ RE:CALL 4CD 1Let’s Dance (single version)China Girl (single version)Modern Love (single version)This Is Not America (The theme from ‘The Falcon And The Snowman’) – David Bowie / Pat Metheny GroupLoving The Alien (re-mixed version)Don’t Look Down (re-mixed version)Dancing In The Street (Clearmountain mix) – David Bowie and Mick JaggerAbsolute Beginners (from Absolute Beginners)That’s Motivation (from Absolute Beginners)Volare (from Absolute Beginners)Labyrinth Opening Titles/Underground (from Labyrinth)Magic Dance (from Labyrinth)As The World Falls Down (from Labyrinth)Within You (from Labyrinth)Underground (from Labyrinth)CD 2When The Wind Blows (single version) (from When The Wind Blows)Day-In Day-Out (single version)JulieBeat Of Your Drum (vinyl album edit)Glass Spider (vinyl album edit)Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (vinyl album edit)New York’s In Love (vinyl album edit)‘87 And Cry (vinyl album edit)Bang Bang (vinyl album edit)Time Will Crawl (single version)Girls (extended edit)Never Let Me Down (7” remix edit)Bang Bang (live – promotional mix)Tonight (live) Tina Turner with David BowieLet’s Dance (live) Tina Turner with David BowieView All Trackslast_img read more

Succulents for summer

first_imgBy Bodie PennisiUniversity of GeorgiaThe summer heat and water restrictions seem to affect gardeners and gardens alike: they make us wilt right along with our plants.Naturally, we wish we’d planted more heat- and drought-tolerant plants. If they happen to be winter-hardy too, so much the better.Fortunately, you can find such garden winners among the succulent plants. Good examples are Sedum (stonecrop), Sempervivum (houseleek, hen and chickens), Delosperma (ice plant) and Agave (century plant).Many of these species and other cold-hardy succulents are excellent ornamentals that do well in diverse growing conditions. They’re ideal selections for the low-maintenance home landscape.Most succulents do best when you plant them in full sun to partial shade in well-drained soils. These plants are especially averse to wet places in winter.Water saversAs their name implies, succulents store water in their leaves and stems, so irrigation is seldom necessary after you get them established in their proper planting areas. These plants are naturally very adaptable to extended periods of drought.Succulents aren’t heavy feeders. One to two applications of fertilizer in the spring and early summer are enough to keep it growing and healthy.As a bonus, these plants take on a range of subtle to intense color variations at times, such as during active growth and winter dormancy. These changes just add to their visual appeal.Sedums and sempervivums have many ornamental uses in the garden. They’re wonderful in a rock garden or alpine planting or for bare slopes with poor soil. Besides the appeal of their foliage, many sedum cultivars boast white, yellow, pink, or red flowers.Succulents can be used as edging plants for walkways and front border accents in perennial beds, where they weave their foliage with adjacent plants to add an amazing textural richness.Last, but not least, succulents can grace containers of all sorts and sizes.Many stonecrop and hen and chickens species look very different. Leaf colors range from lime green to burgundy to purple. And size varies from less than quarter of an inch to a foot across. Foliage can be thin and spiky or thick and rounded with a pointed tip.Some winnersThere are some notable hardy Sedum selections. One is Sedum ‘Akebono,’ a low-growing plant with spring flushes of cream-colored new foliage that changes back to green as the season progresses and then flushes again in the fall.Sempervivum ‘Oddity’ is another low-growing succulent with a green, tubular leaves tipped in burgundy.Another succulent species, Echeveria, offers the cultivar, “Topsy Turvy,” with waxy, silver, tubular leaves with an interesting, lengthwise fold. This plant is hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture Zone 8.Delosperma cooperii (hardy ice plant) is a low-growing evergreen perennial with small, medium-green leaves. Pink blooms cover the plant from early spring to first frost.And finally, Delosperma nubigenum (yellow ice plant) is an excellent ground cover. It features brilliant yellow flowers and bright green, jellybean foliage spreading to form solid mats.(Bodie Pennisi is a Cooperative Extension floriculturist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more