Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Battle Studies No.1 Album; Free Download-Edge of Desire; From the Archives-John Mayer: On the Record with Fuse-An Exclusive Interview About His Upcoming Show at the Beacon

Mayer's new release and fifth studio album Battle Studies dropped on November 17,2009.  In less than 10 days it has climbed the charts to the number 1 position. Battle Studies has sold 286,000 copies. This is John's second number one album, his first was Heavier Things released in 2003.

And John accomplished this against a line up of heavy hitters. Albums released on the same date as "Battle Studies" included Norah Jones, Paul McCartney, Casting Crowns, Leona Lewis,One Republic, 50 Cent, Janet Jackson and American Idol winner Kris Allen.  "Battle Studies"  also beat out Andea Bocelli's "My Christmas", which sold 185,000  and holds the #2 position for the second straight week(more...)

Also: From the Archives

Fuse interviews Mayer about his then upcoming show at the Beacon Theater and launch of his new record Battle Studies. When asked if he would like to have any special guests perform at the concert and who that might be,  the interviewer making intimations to Jay-Z, Mayer responded that Jay-Z was someone that you could only call upon once...

Incidentally, Mayer did perform as a guest of Jay-Z at his special Answer the Call Benefit Concert broadcast on Fuse TV, September 11, 2009 to benefit the New York Police and Fireman's Widower's Orphans and Children's Relief Fund. He also launched his new release the Blueprint 3. Check out that video here. 

For a free download of  Jay-Z's "U Don't Know" featuring Mayer's guitar solo, click this post's title link above.The entire performance was slammin'. The other songs performed with Mayer on guitar included D.O.A. (Death of Autotone)Watch video here. 

Free Downloads

For a free download of a live performance of  "Edge of Desire" from the Music Hall of Williamsburg free concert,  Battle Studies track of the day, click here.

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