Earlier this year, Time Life in association with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame released its first volume in their new vinyl series. The release features the best of the "one of a kind," all-star jams that have been performed over the years at every Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Volume 1 was released in August on 180 gram, purple vinyl and was highlighted by the inclusion of the timeless version of Georg Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," which featured and electrifying solo from Prince (review: jpsmusicblog.blogspot.com).
On September 16th, Time Life released "Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Live - Volume 2" on 180 gram, red/orange swirl vinyl. It features ten more amazing tracks, beginning with Jerry Lee Lewis performing "Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On" with Eric Clapton and Robbie Robertson on guitar. This volume also contains performances from Johnny Cash doing "Big River" prior to his resurgence in popularity and Ray Manzarek, Robbie Krieger and John Densmore of The Doors teaming up with a young Eddie Vedder on "Roadhouse Blues."
One of the highlights of this new volume is the seven-minute medley of Wilson Pickett's hits performed by Solomon Burke, Leela James and Marc Broussard. The set finishes, the same way it did at the 1999 induction ceremony of Paul McCartney, Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen, with a sing-along of The Beatles' "Let It Be" as Joel and McCartney trade verses on this improvisational delivery of the song. To find out more about this amazing limited edition release of "Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Live - Volume 2," please visit timelife.com.