June 17, 2014  |  12:00pm


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Win a Captain Beefheart Box Set and Original Art Print!


Don Van Vliet a.k.a Captain Beefheart was " of modern music's true innovators," "...a complex and influential figure in the visual and performing arts" and "one of the most original recording artists of his time."

Rhino Records has teamed up with Paste to commemorate this artist's remarkable talents by giving away a limited edition print of one of Van Vliet's pieces of art and Captain Beefheart's SUN ZOOM SPARK: 1970 to 1972, a limited-edition 4-CD box set featuring newly remastered studio albums and a disc of previously unreleased outtakes and rarities.

One (1) winner will receive (1) SUN ZOOM SPARK: 1970 to 1972, a limited-edition 4-CD box set and (1) Original Captain Beefheart artwork print

Click here to enter!

This contest ends on December 23. Good Luck!

Win an Autographed Joni Mitchell Box Set and More!

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Joni Mitchell’s Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced was first conceived as the music to a ballet about love. But after spending 18 months trying to distill everything she’d written about love—and the lack of it—down to a single disc, the influential singer-songwriter abandoned the ballet. “I wanted the music to feel like a total work—a new work. No matter what I did, though, at that length, it remained merely a collection of songs,” she writes in the set’s liner notes.

Undaunted, Mitchell did not give up. Instead, she continued to sequence her songs, determined to prove to herself that what she was after was possible. After two years, she had created a four-act ballet based on the 53 songs that make up this inspiring collection. “I am a painter who writes songs. My songs are very visual. The words create scenes… What I have done here is to gather some of these scenes (like a documentary filmmaker) and by juxtaposition, edit them into a whole new work,” the artist writes.

Love Has Many Faces - a career-spanning 4 CD box set - truly is an artist-curated collection. Mitchell selected the material from 40 years of recording. She designed the package - a book containing 53 lyrical poems, six new paintings, and an autobiographical text illuminating her recording process. It is funny, mystical, and informative. Long time listeners should find the music familiar but fresh. There has been a lot of sonic adjustment. Newcomers to this music have an adventure before them - a journey into highly-original, harmonically innovative, unusually rhythmic music. Some of the greatest musicians in the world are gathered here - supporting this emotionally charged exploration of love’s many faces.

One lucky winner will receive: (1) 4 x CD box set of Love Has Many Faces, autographed by Joni Mitchell, (1) exclusive tote bag, featuring a Joni Mitchell-painting image from the package’s art

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Contest ends December 23rd. Good Luck!

Win a Big Star Box Set Prize Pack!

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The recent run of Big Star’s Third live shows were hugely successful, and culminated in a sold out night at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles! Due to the tour's success and substantial popular demand, Rhino Records has re-released the acclaimed Big Star 4-CD box set Keep an Eye on the Sky and the expanded deluxe version of Chris Bell’s I Am the Cosmos.

Both compilations were remastered and produced with the full involvement of Ardent founder and Big Star producer, John Fry. In celebration of the double re-release, we've teamed up with Rhino to give 3 lucky winners copies of both the Big Star box set and Chris Bell's compilation!

Enter to win here!
Contest ends December 19th. Good Luck!

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