Can you name the very first MTV video to contain computer-generated imagery (CGI)? This innovative visual (and vintage) treat is today's feature for Throwback Thursday … Eddie Jobson's "Turn It Over" from his 1983 solo release "Green Album." It was filmed on the A&M Soundstage in Hollywood (which originally housed Charlie Chaplin's old film studio in the early 1900s). This video is also unique in that it is the only footage of Eddie singing lead vocals. He says of its significance: "Of the twenty people on the set, no one knew that I had never performed as a vocalist before." The other musicians are Michael Cuneo, Doug Lunn, and Michael Barsimanto.
How many of you musicians remember this?! Eddie Jobson at the 2010 NAMM show demonstrating how he created his signature sounds. Unfortunately, not everyone had access to this annual trade show, but the fortunate few who did catch EJ showcasing the VAX 77 were impressed by his willingness to share his keyboard tips. So, if you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to take a lesson with the maestro, you are in luck! Indulge yourself! Pledge at the ‘Diamond’ level in the current Z-Funder campaign, and Eddie will pay you a visit. Receive a music lesson … work with EJ on creating your own recording, or just tap into his vast knowledge base to discuss anything and everything music. In addition to the personal visit, you’ll receive the entire Z-Funder package consisting of your very own personal improvised piano composition created by EJ just for you; the book of music transcriptions, and the upcoming multi-disk box set of the ‘Ultimate Collectors’ Edition,’ to include all of the remastered UK releases (and that tantalizing addition of the previously unreleased Penn’s Landing concert). You’ll also be helping other UK fans to obtain this definitive compendium since this project is crowd-sourced, and the final project will eventually be available in a number of retail markets. If the ‘Diamond’ pledge is out of your reach, then consider the ‘Musician’ level of the boxed set and Eddie’s own transcriptions of all your favorite UK songs in book form. The opportunity to be a part of this project will soon be gone .. in a day, to be exact. Tomorrow …Saturday, October 31, 2015 will be the final day to secure your desired pledge before it’s gone forever, as this opportunity to have Eddie visit you will not be offered again. Visit the Z'Lounge to view the various levels - 'Musician,' 'Silver,' 'Gold,' 'Platinum,' and 'Diamond' before they all disappear! http://www.zealotslounge.com/store-cat
Remember that recent trip Eddie took to London to unearth the hidden treasures from the vault at Abbey Road Studios? He has just announced his findings, and you can view the video right here! You can also read a brief overview in the newest edition of “EJ’s Notes” in the Zealots Lounge (the video is also viewable in the videos section of the Lounge). Key points - the box set has topped-out at 16 discs (plus a 64-page companion book); the set can be pre-ordered through the Zealots Lounge Store for the temporary price of $120.00 ($95.00 for full members) + shipping and handling; and the estimated release date is now mid-April 2016 given its expansion. If you haven’t already pre-ordered the box set, you can do so here: http://www.zealotslounge.com/store-cat?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_zealots_new.tpl&product_id=171&category_id=13 And, did we mention that the box set will include16 discs?! ;) Wishing you all a Happy New Year!