PBS Speakeasy

An episode of the PBS television show ‘Speakeasy’ featuring Joe Elliott interviewing Ian Hunter will be aired this November. As it gets closer we should be able to post a list of stations and air dates. The show was taped in New York City in July.

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Ian Hunter 2016 Scandanavia Dates

Ian Hunter and the Rant Band will be visiting Scandanavia in November 2016:

15 Nov 2016 – Kulturbolaget, Malmo Sweden
16 Nov 2016 – Pustervik, Gothenburg Sweden
18 Nov 2016 – Union Scene, Drammen Norway  Tickets
19 Nov 2016 – Byscenen, Trondheim Norway  Tickets Sold Out
21 Nov 2016 – Nalen, Stockholm Sweden  Sold Out

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Ian Hunter 2016 UK Dates

Ian Hunter and the Rant Band will be visiting the UK in November 2016:

04 Nov 2016 – The Assembly, Leamington Spa England Tickets
05 Nov 2016 – The Garage, Glasgow Scotland Tickets
07 Nov 2016 – The Sage, Gateshead England Tickets
08 Nov 2016 – The Tramshed, Cardiff Wales Tickets
09 Nov 2016 – RCNM, Manchester England Tickets
11 Nov 2016 – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London England Tickets
12 Nov 2016 – The Tivoli, Buckley Wales Tickets
13 Nov 2016 – The Picturedrome, Holmfirth England Tickets

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Ian Hunter 2016 USA Dates

30 Sep 2016 – Helsinki, Hudson NY Tickets
01 Oct 2016 – Infinity, Hartford CT Tickets
02 Oct 2016 – Narrows Center, Fall River MA Tickets
04 Oct 2016 – Newton Theatre, Newton NJ Tickets
06 Oct 2016 – Bell House, Brooklyn NY Tickets
07 Oct 2016 – City Winery, New York NY Tickets
08 Oct 2016 – Ardmore, Philadelphia PA Tickets
10 Oct 2016 – The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI Tickets
11 Oct 2016 – City Winery, Chicago IL Tickets
12 Oct 2016 – City Winery, Chicago IL Tickets
14 Oct 2016 – Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland OH Tickets
15 Oct 2016 – Town Ballroom, Buffalo NY Tickets
24 Oct 2016 – The Hamilton, Washington DC Tickets
26 Oct 2016 – City Winery, Nashville TN Tickets
27 Oct 2016 – City Winery, Atlanta GA Tickets
28 Oct 2016 – Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC Tickets

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‘Fingers Crossed’ on France TV

Ian Hunter’s new album Fingers Crossed is discussed on France TV:

France TV (Via Facebook)

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Stranded In Reality – Update

“Proper Records recently received the latest sample copies of the Stranded In Reality set and they are still not happy with the packaging. They are working hard to get this sorted asap but they now anticipate shipping the set in 4 to 6 weeks. They will update you again when they have a firm date for dispatch. We are happy that Proper are striving to make the set as perfect as possible. And they haven’t charged anyone’s card yet and will not until they send the boxes out.”

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Stranded In Reality – Audio Clips

When we originally discussed the overall sound for the box set we decided we should be faithful to the sound of the original recordings and that we would not artificially enhance that sound, so we have purposely avoided going down the “brickwalled mastering” route therefore avoiding the screechy sound that you and most other people hate. Original tape masters from many of the licensors has helped us immensely.

We have obviously pulled together a vast amount of archive material, live and in the studio and we have been judicious in our choices of recordings and again have been sensitive in the way that they have been mastered, trying to avoid all of the nasty compression techniques.

Note that the clips provided here are compressed so that we are able to deliver them to you over this medium.

Clip 1: YOUR WAY
Recorded at The Sentrum Scene, Oslo, January 2002 but not included on the resultant album Strings Attached. Ian notes “Andy York and I were not too keen on the performance at the time. A year or two later it sounded really good to us, we were looking at each other and saying ‘Why did we dislike it’?”

Clip 2: SAN DIEGO FREEWAY
Taken from our Experiments CD which is wholly made up of previously unreleased outtakes and demos from the personal archive of Ian Hunter. Gold dust ! Ian Hunter “Songs just come to me. This was just fun. Get in line!”

Clip 3: WHERE DO YOU ALL COME FROM
Recorded at the Mick Jagger Centre, Dartford, England in 2008, Ian had not played this song live since 1973 ! It of course being the original B-side of Roll Away the Stone.

Pre-order the boxset exclusively via Propermusic.com

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IT NEVER HAPPENED – DVD preview

IT NEVER HAPPENED – a 2 DVD set as part of the gargantuan Ian Hunter Stranded In Reality box set, playable worldwide (Region 0 coded).

We have gone to great lengths to obtain rare footage of Ian in various settings throughout the years and have come up trumps with rare rehearsal footage, record company promotional videos, European TV clips, full concerts and much more.

We are providing you with over 5 hours of prime Ian Hunter and here are a few clips to whet your appetites, a studio rehearsal film from 1975, a rare as hens teeth clip from Dutch TV in 1979 and a taster from the Ryerson Theatre, Toronto concert also from 1979.

See the full track listing for the DVDs and place your pre-order at www.propermusic.com.

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New single ‘Dandy’ is available now

‘Dandy’, the first single to be lifted from Ian Hunter’s new album Fingers Crossed, is Hunter’s fond tribute to David Bowie reflecting on a relationship cemented in 1972 when Bowie produced Mott The Hoople’s album ‘All The Young Dudes’ and provided its hit title track.

The single is now available as a digital download on Amazon.com in the USA and Amazon.co.uk in the UK.

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Stranded In Reality – Full Track List

The monumental Stranded In Reality 30 disc box set, strictly limited to 2500 worldwide and available exclusively through propermusic.com, not only contains all of Ian Hunter’s classic solo albums, mostly as expanded versions, but also includes 9 new discs of intriguing rare and unreleased tracks, plus 2 DVDs (worldwide compatible). The full track list can now be found at propermusic.com.

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