3/13/07 - Ted now has his
own website! You can visit it at this link:
TED'S NEW 2012 - 2013 VENUES!!!
Tedheads! Thanks to all of you who joined us for our recent shows! For those of you we missed, we'll be bringing the show your way as soon as we can. In the meantime, help us spread the good word by calling your local venue of choice and asking them about bringing the show to your town! We want to see all of you! Don't miss your chance to see Ted on his 2013 tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of the "Jesus Christ Superstar" film. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear Ted sing the iconic "Gethsemane", to look back at a long career on stage and screen, and hear music from his new album and stories from the recently released "Django Unchained". We'll be performing this summer at several festivals and special events. Keep checking back with us to get all the latest show info! Ted's new CD "Workin' for the Words" is completed and is now shipping! The CD is available through this website with options for personal signings from Ted! Click here for purchase options! The music is also now available on itunes, amazon.com, and rhapsody.com. Let us know what you think of the new tunes. We love your feedback!
SPECIAL TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT!
We are very excited to announce the release of Ted Neeley's new album "Workin for the Words"! It is now available on iTunes, Amazon and Rhapsody as well as Ted's official website www.neeleytour.com! We also have the CD available at the venues where Ted and his band are performing. This album features 9 new songs plus a bonus track of "White Buffalo" live in concert! These songs capture the essential spirit of a boy from Texas who went on to become an icon of rock operas, blending the raw, rootsy sound of the Southwest with the eclectic influences of a wider world. If you've already pre-ordered your copy, thank you for helping us create this new, exciting music! It will be shipped out very soon! If you haven't, there's no time like the present! Click the link below to order.
Tedheads! Don't miss your chance to see Ted on his 2013 tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of the "Jesus Christ Superstar" film. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear Ted sing the iconic "Gethsemane", to look back at a long career on stage and screen, and hear music from his new album and stories from the recently released "Django Unchained". We'll be adding a few more dates this spring. Get your tickets now and spread the good word! Click the Tour Dates tab to get all the latest show info! Call your local venue of choice and ask them about bringing the show to your town! We want to see all of you!
Ted's new CD "Workin' for the Words" is getting closer to completion. Check back here for sneak peeks as we feature new songs. We love your feedback! The CD is available for pre-order, with options for personal signings from Ted! All pre-orders help us produce this new material, and are greatly appreciated. Click HERE for purchase options!
Happy 2013! Ted's new CD "Workin' for the Words" is getting closer to completion. Check back here for sneak peeks as we feature new songs. Today Ted's tour site has posted "Workin' for the Words" as an autoplay on the website or it can be played by clicking the audio tab. They would love your feedback! The CD is available for pre-order! All pre-orders help them produce this new material, and are greatly appreciated. Click HERE for purchase options!
Ted's new CD "Workin' for the Words" is getting closer to completion. Check back HERE for sneak peeks as the tour site feature new songs. So far Ted's site has posted Big Man, Sing A Beautiful Day, and Crazy Heart as autoplays on the tour website or they can all be played by clicking the audio tab. We would love your feedback! The CD is available for pre-order! All pre-orders help us produce this new material, and are greatly appreciated. Click HERE for purchase options!
UPDATE 11/29! Now available:
Introducing Ted's NEW Limited Edition Ted Neeley and The Little Big Band poster! This wonderful photo collage poster is 11" x 17" and is suitable for framing! Now available online at the Ted Shop. Purchase yours HERE!
Ted's new CD "Workin' for the Words" is now available for pre-order! The CD will be ready for digital download/shipping in early December 2012. Click here for purchase options - see below for details:
Pre-purchase Ted's new CD, "Workin' for the Words" now! The CD will be ready to download or ship in early December 2012. It features ten new songs including "Crazy Heart" (featured on this website). These songs capture the essential spirit of a boy from Texas who went on to become an icon of rock operas, blending the raw, rootsy sound of the Southwest with the eclectic influences of a wider world.
There are five purchase options:
Digital Download - You will receive a code via email when the CD is completed for direct download.
CD - Physical CD with full packaging.
Signed CD - Physical CD with full packaging, signed by Ted.
CD with signed poster 1 and 2 - Physical CD with full packaging, 11x17 poster signed by Ted.
We are currently shifting our fall 2012 dates to the spring 2013 run of the tour. Dates will now run from late Feb to May. 2013 is the 40th Anniversary of the JCS film and we are upping the ante to bring you the best show possible, adding special guests, film clips and outtakes, interviews and commentary, and much more. Ted is getting ready to go in to the studio to record the new music CD that will be featured in the show. Look for announcements regarding that soon.
For those who have purchased tickets thus far, all tickets are transferable to the newly scheduled dates. In a couple of venues the dates had to be canceled per venue policy and will be rescheduled at a later date. Those tickets will be fully refunded. Check back with us here for updates on rescheduling!
Ted also appears as a "Tracker" in the new Quentin Tarrantino film Django Unchained. The film opened on Christmas Day! More on this as info becomes available about Ted's appearance in the film - on my Neeley Film Page. Check out film info HERE and HERE is the offical film site!!!
3. UPDATE - 12/12/12
Ted was slated to appear as "Merdle" in the Rubicon Theatre Company's 2012 - 2013 "Our Town - Your Theatre" Season this December, but was replaced by Richard Gould. I'm sure you all surmised this, since Ted is in the recording studio at this time, but I'm just adding updates as I get them. Playbill has an article on thie show HERE.
HERE'S THE INFO ON THE SHOW, I HEARD IT WAS AMAZING - LET'S HOPE IT TOURS, LIKE DADDY LONG LEGS DID:
December 12 - 23, 2012
Music and Lyrics by Paul Gordon
In this modern musical mashup from the creators of Daddy Long Legs, Estella Scrooge, a young Wall Street tycoon and direct descendent of Ebenezer, is tested beyond her wildest dreams when fate forces her to visit Pickwick, Ohio on Christmas Eve. There she meets Pip Nickleby (played by Andrew Samonsky-Lt. Cable in Broadway's South Pacific), the proprietor of Harthouse Hotel, a refuge for the lost, lonely and dispossessed. Essie's intention to foreclose is forestalled by the arrival of a snow storm and three rock-'n-roll spirits who take her on a guided tour of her life and… ah…give her the Dickens. Part love story, part ghost story, Little Miss Scrooge is a testament to Dickens' passionate belief in social reform and the power of human kindness and generosity. The cast includes Alyson Lindsay and Ted Neeley.
2013 -Workin' for the Words
FINALLY - A BRAND NEW, ORIGINAL ALBUM BY TED, LBB AND FRIENDS!!! Initial due date was December, 2012, the album became available on iTunes, Amazon & Rhapsody on 3/21/13. See pre-ordering info page: http://www.neeleytour.com/buy_cd/
2002 -Rasputin - Miracles lie in the eye of the beholder
FINALLY - IT'S HERE - THE COMPLETE TRIPLE CD! See ordering info: http://rasputinthemusical.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PLST&Store_Code=RTMS
2000 -Ted Neeley And Michael Rapp Musical Sampler (Rasputin)
MP3.Com D.A.M. CD (www.mp3.com/neeley/rapp)
1999 -Selections From Rasputin (Special Limited Edition) (Rasputin)
(Available at 12/18/99 Wilmington showcase only)
1998 -Jesus Christ Superstar - 25th Anniversary Reissue (Jesus)
1983 - Midnight at the Lost & Found - Meatloaf (Re-release 1999) (Back-up Singer)
Epic Records/Sony Records
1981 - Dead Ringer - Meatloaf
Epic Records/Sony Records
Thanks to Von (email@example.com), we have a little peace of Ted's history to listen to. Ted
toured with Meatloaf's band, The Neverland Express. Here is a picture of the band from the
1982 tour, with Ted's GORGEOUS mug in the back by Meatloaf, and a few other stills in concert:
Picture courtesy of: http://www.meat-loaf.nl/band_boven.htm
Mark Doyle (ex-Lou Reed) on guitar, Steve Hunter (ex-Alice Cooper) on guitar, Davey Johnstone on guitar,
Steve Buslowe on bass, Paul Jacobs on piano, George Meyer on keyboards, Eric Troyer on vocals,
Pam Moore as a singer, Terry Williams on drums, Ted Neeley and Meatloaf.
Also, thanks to Von, here is a link to listen to a song Ted sang lead on during that tour,
called: "Come In The Night":
Website Notes on this song/medley (did Ted spell his name the way they spelled it below at the time - I wonder?):
When Meat toured for his Dead Ringer album he included some of Jim's Neverland material, though he did not perform it himself. This task was left up to his band. One piece his band performed was titled Come In The Night This was actually a combination of Come In The Night from The Dream Engine, and The Formation Of The Pack from Neverland. Here is Come In The Night, performed by Ted "Jesus Christ Superstar" Neely and the Neverland Express.
AND - HERE IT IS ON VIDEO FROM YOUTUBE!!! (Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0fozgOo8ek):
1981 - The Very Best of Meatloaf - Meatloaf (Re-release inprint 1998) (Vocals)
1979 - A Perfect Couple (Soundtrack Album)
(Photos Courtesy of: http://www.selvan.com/pcmain.shtml - the complete soundtrack is available here for listening.)
1978 -Ulysses - The Greek Suite (Ulysses)
20th Century Fox Records
(This album has been released with both of these covers)
On MAY 1st 2009 The live performance of ULYSSES THE CONCERT DVD and CD was officially be released on CDBABY.COM
Ulysses - The Greek Suite - A Rock Odyssey (6/8/78) "Ulysses" (One-Night Concert in Los Angeles)
This clip, featuring live performances of "Polyphemus" and "Find Yourself," is from a pro shot film of the original concert performance in 1978, and was posted on YouTube by Carlos Luevano, guitarist for the project. Gibson (firstname.lastname@example.org) posted it to our FTNL list To quote him, as permitted:
"30 years ago [video producer's name removed]'s company gave me the original commercial size video master of Ulysses The Greek Suite. I played it once and stored it for all these years. I recently contacted the producer of the project and told him I had the original copy. He said my copy was the only one in existence. The producer had gotten all the rights back from 20th Century Fox and has given me his blessing to produce the DVD. I am the lead guitarist on the album and DVD. The footage is crystal clear, there was no degradation from 30 years of storage. The quality of the DVD is far superior to the quality on
YouTube. It will be a couple more weeks before Ulysses the Greek Suite is for sale online."
Here is the initial post on the Ulysses DVD, by Sherry (Message #3154) on the NOTR Guestbook on 2/3/09:
Does anyone remember rocking out while watching Ted perform Polyphemus and Find Yourself, from the 1978 Ulysses concert on Youtube?
ULYSSES THE GREEK SUITE UPDATE!...Drum roll please...Finally...an official update that many of us have been waiting for! I found out that the Ulysses the Greek Suite on DVD is in the final phase of production and is set for release within a month. I was also advised that the official release date will be made available sooner than later. The issues surrounding the copyright of the product have been resolved and a sample of the concert is back on Youtube at this link:
I think it's exciting news, and I can't wait for such an incredible treat! It's unbelievable that the video has been buried away in the archives for 30 years. How often do you find a jewel like this? Ted with the band A-440 just rock. As soon as I hear anything else, I'm always happy to share with all my friends here. Did I mention that I'm soooo excited and that I can't wait?
When the rest of this information becomes available, it will be posted, with permission, on FTNL - and here.
Here is the latest clip from Ulysses on YouTube. It is a medley of numbers from the concert, including part of the Overture by A-440, Free Them (Ted), What Will I Say and Ithaca (Yvonne Iverson), and Find Yourself (Ted). This video was posted on the new site for the DVD: http://www.ulyssestheconcert.com/ and this announcement:
ANNOUNCEMENT FROM ULYSSES THE CONCERT.COM:
The World Premier Performance. Featuring Ted Neeley, Yvonne Iversen and the band A-440 live at The Palace of the Performing Arts. June 8th 1978 . Locked away for over 30 years, this footage has never been available for public viewing.
These are the 24 original studio recordings, from the album titled Ulysses The Greek Suite. We have renamed it, Ulysses The Concert. This is the only official licensed CD of this music.
If you cannot order from CD Baby, let us know. UlyssesTheConcert@gmail.com
If you are International (in a country outside the USA) and are having difficulty ordering, let us know. we will see to it that you receive a copy. UlyssesTheConcert@gmail.com
1976 - Keith Carradine - I'm Easy (Back-up Vocals on "Honey Won't You Let Me Be Your
Friend", "The Soul Is Strong", and "I'll Be There")
1976 - Bo Diddley - The 20th Anniversary of Rock N' Roll (Vocals)
RCA Victor Records
1975 - Tina Turner - Acid Queen
Razor & Tie Records
1975 - Nigel Olsson
The Rocket Record Company
1974 -Ted Neeley/1974A.D.
This is the original Spanish Cassette cover for the album, courtesy of Helena Nieto (email@example.com)
*** NOTICE: It says 1975 AD on it.
Thanks again to Ann Stickford for this one - must be from the 1974AD album cover art shoot.
Ann Stickford sent this real fine too - thanks, Ann!
1973 -Ring of Paradise - a rock fantasy
ITI Records, Inc.
Von (firstname.lastname@example.org) Thompson found this link. For any information on this recording, and for future purchase information, see the RappCity website here: http://www.rappcity.com/albums.html
1973 -The Enchanter - (also written by Michael Rapp)
1973 Jesus Christ Superstar (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Jesus)
MCA Records, Inc.
1966 -Teddy Neeley
Bobby wrote these liner notes for Teddy Neeley's first Lp on Capitol in 1966
What's a TEDDY NEELEY? I'll tell you. A TEDDY NEELEY is a five-foot, six-inch, 125-pound atomic reactor plant about to turn on the whole world. A TEDDY NEELEY is a genuine young man with a sincere desire to be a performer's performer. A TEDDY NEELEY is a 22 year old musical personality with at least 22 years of success in front of him. Why do I say all this? Because I am a TEDDY NEELEY fan. I have seen him on stage two or three times in the past year and each time the audience reaction was the same as mine. They paid attention, they grooved and they waxed enthusiastic when his performance was over. It is foolish to ponder how a young man has all the natural ability at, quote, such an early age, unquote, because the answer is very simple. The world no longer is a place in which age has anything to do with sensitivity or ability. A TEDDY NEELEY IS young, but as is the case with his generation, he has been around a thousand years. There is a lot of music in this package. There is a lot of TEDDY NEELEY in that music. There is a lot of music in that TEDDY NEELEY. Let's get it on.
Thanks to Gibson DelGiudice (email@example.com), who found this clip of The Teddie Neeley Five on YouTube.com!
The Teddie Neeley Five
"There's Always Something There to Remind Me"
"If He Walked Into My Life"
on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
1975 - Paradise/Don't Let It Mess Your Mind
United Artists Records
Thanks again to Ann Stickford for this great shot (used on the Paradise 45 jacket.
May, 1975, United Artists press party for "Paradise". Thanks again, Ann.
1975 - Love On My Mind (Spain Release)
United Artists Records
Notice the misspelled last name?
1974 - You Put Something Better Inside Of Me/Rainbow
1960's - Autumn Afternoon
Where You Are (1966)
One More Tear
Bring The Whole Family (Green Label Promo) (1966)
New In Town (Green Label Promo) (1966)
NOTE: These 45's are all available here: http://www.gemm.com/c/search.pl?currency=US&field=ARTIST&wild=Ted+Neeley
Most are off the Capitol Records "Teddy Neeley" album, but "Autumn Afternoon" and
"One More Tear" are not. Collector's items, anyone? ;)
|Performed Songs By: Bob Strauss Barry Fasman Michael d'Abo Alan O'Day Barry Goldberg Gerry Goffin Dave Mason John Lennon Jim Capaldi|
|Worked With: Meat Loaf Neleam Ymmij Max Weinberg Eric Troyer Alan Rubin Dean Parks Allan Nicholls Lew McCreary Stephan Galfas Chuck Findley Rory Dodd Louis del Gatto Rhonda Coullet Steve Buslowe Roy Bittan Jim Steinman Jimmy Maelen Davey Johnstone Tom "Bones" Malone|
I think this was around the "Of Mice and Men" time.