PETER ASHER TODAY
The Grammy Award Winner for Producer of the Year
in both 1978 and 1990, Peter Asher continues to produce
recordings with the music world's most respected talents.
Among his most recent productions is "The Long Awaited Album,"
from Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers.
Peter produced the Original Broadway Cast Recording of
"Bright Star", the musical that garnered 5 Tony Award nominations for its Broadway run and is currently on tour in the U.S. .
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell... So Familiar
"So Familiar", released on October 30, 2015, is the Peter Asher produced follow-up to 2013's "Love Has Come For You". Amazon says...
Comedian, actor, author, playwright, and musician Steve Martin joins up with his fellow Texas native Edie Brickell (singer-songwriter who initially burst onto the national scene as New Bohemians front-woman) on this, their second studio album collaboration, entitled 'So Familiar.' The Grammy-winning duo showcase an organic, evolving relationship that continues to bring out new creative strengths. This new collection's stirring, sublime set of jointly written compositions match Martin's inventive, expressive five-string banjo work with Brickell's distinctive vocals and detail-rich lyrics. The songs also benefit from multi award-winning artist and producer Peter Asher, who contributes expansive arrangements, making imaginative use of a wide array of acoustic and orchestral instrumentation, lending a cinematic quality to the songs' intimate character studies. 'So Familiar' also features a variety of prominent players from the worlds of bluegrass, folk, pop and rock, including seminal banjo ace Béla Fleck along with session bass legend Leland Sklar, Cobra Starship's Victoria Asher, Mike Einziger of Incubus, Emmy-award winning composer/arranger Geoff Zanelli, and Martin's much-acclaimed longtime bluegrass cohorts the Steep Canyon Rangers. Rolling Stone professes the first single, 'Won't Go Back,' 'retains the rootsy feel of Martin and Brickell's earlier collaborations but adds a new full-band folk-rock feel - and even a thumping electronica bridge.'
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers
featuring Edie Brickell
Recorded and filmed in California in October of 2013, this concert program -- with audio produced by Peter Asher -- made its debut on PBS TV on March 4, 2014. More information is here...http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/episodes/steve-martin-and-the-steep-canyon-rangers-featuring-edie-brickell-in-concert/about-the-program/1983/
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell...Love Has Come For You
Steve Martin and Edie BrickellThe Peter Asher produced Love Has Come for You brought the talents of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell together. The title track won the Grammy Award for "Best American Roots Song" at the 2014 Grammy Awards. NPR lets you hear some of the music on First Listen.
At the request of Elton John, Peter Asher produced nine tracks for the new deluxe edition CD set celebrating the 4Oth anniversary of "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road". Fall Out Boy and Ed Sheeran are among the artists who recorded tracks for this CD, released in 2014. Mr. Asher is working on a follow up for 2018.
The deluxe "Yellow Brick Road" package includes a newly remastered version of the original recording and bonus tracks galore...http://store.eltonjohn.com/goodbye-yellow-brick-road-super-deluxe-4cd1dvd
As always, Peter Asher has been involved in an endless stream of endeavors over the last few years. They include....
Man of Steel
Hans Zimmer's Remote Control created the dynamic soundtrack to "Man of Steel". Peter Asher coproduced
the soundtrack CD release alongside Mr. Zimmer.
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Buddy Holly: Listen to Me
MADAGASCAR 3 and other SOUNDTRACK WORK WITH HANS ZIMMER
Peter, at the behest of legendary composer Hans Zimmer, has worked on several soundtracks through Mr. Zimmer’s Remote Control Productions. They include Superman: Man of Steel, as mentioned above, “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”, “Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides". “Madagascar 3”. Peter sang and produced the only original song in Madagascar 3, the love theme “Love Always Comes As a Surprise” which Peter co-wrote with his friend Dave Stewart. The film captured the number one spot at the box office its first two weeks in release.
Mr Asher also worked with Mr Zimmer on the music for the 2012 Academy Awards broadcast; that music was issued as "The 84th Academy Awards-Celebrate the Music".
The story of the "The 84th Academy Awards-Celebrate the Music" is here:
Buy it on itunes here
Web site for Madagascar 3 is here:
The trailer is here
BUDDY HOLLY TRIBUTES
Peter Asher co hosts, performs in, and was the Music Supervisor/Audio Producer for the PBS special “Buddy Holly: Listen to Me / The Ultimate Buddy Party”; the program began airing in early December. Chris Isaak, Patrick Stump from Fall Out Boy, Lyle Lovett, James Burton, Stevie Nicks, Shawn Colvin, Paul Anka, Gabe Saporta and Vicky T (Victoria Asher) from Cobra Starship, Graham Nash, and Boz Scaggs are among the artists performing. Jackson Browne, Keith Richards, Brian Wilson, and Ringo Starr are among those are interviewed in the program. It continues to run on PBS Nationwide.
The project is expanding to several foreign territories, and current plans include extensive efforts in the UK and Japan.
The web site for Buddy Holly:Listen to Me is here…
The EPK for the TV show is here…
Peter Asher, or course, produced the tribute CD- "Listen to Me: Buddy Holly" - that was released September 6, 2011 on Universal Music's Verve Forecast imprint. Buddy Holly’s 75th Birthday was September 7. The album features Jeff Lynne, Linda Ronstadt, Erica Idle, Pat Monahan of Train, Zooey Deschanel, Cobra Starship, Imelda May, The Fray, Natalie Merchant, Brian Wilson, Jackson Browne, Patrick Stump, Pat Monahan of Train, Lyle Lovett, Chris Isaak, and Stevie Nicks.
The EPK for the CD is here…
RODRIGO Y GABRIELA
Peter Asher produced the latest release by Rodrigo y Gabriela, Area 52, which was recorded in Cuba in 2011. In includes classic Rodrigo y Gabriela songs in new arrangements that feature the duo backed by a spectacular pool of Cuban musicians. The new project was released in the U.S. on January 24, 2012.
The Rodrigo y Gabriela web site is here:
The “Area 52” EPK is here: