Comes Love: JSP Readies Judy Garland’s “The Best of Lost Tracks” with New-to-CD Tracks

This fall, JSP Records will revisit the musical legacy of the one and only Judy Garland with a new single-disc collection that draws on a past release while offering new-to-CD material, as well. The Best of Lost Tracks 1929-1959 is based on the label's 2010 box set Lost Tracks which received international acclaim for its presentation of 100 rare tracks from the late superstar - 55 of which (including her two earliest solo recordings) were previously unissued. This release presents 22 highlights

Cherry Red’s él Label Revisits John Wayne Westerns, Brazil’s Elis Regina

Cherry Red's él label continues to trawl through the annals of musical nostalgia for a recent pair of releases spotlighting a legendary team of actor and director, and a Brazilian music queen. John Ford/John Wayne: Western Classics celebrates the partnership between director Ford and star Wayne that survived, personally and professionally, for 50 years.  Ford was already an established, successful director when he first met USC student Marion Morrison, at the time working a summer job at 20th

Chances Are: Legacy Celebrates Johnny Mathis’ 80th With New Singles Box Set

Here at Second Disc HQ, the music of Johnny Mathis is, needless to say, very special to us.  Johnny inaugurated our Second Disc Records label with the release of Life is a Song Worth Singing: The Complete Thom Bell Sessions.  Now, we're thrilled to announce that our friends at Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings are collecting four discs' worth of Mathis Magic on a new box set. On September 25, Columbia and Legacy will celebrate Mr. Mathis turning 80 years young with the release of Johnny

Return to “Battersea Power Station”: Esoteric Reissues Debut of Junior’s Eyes, Onetime Bowie Backing Band

Cherry Red's Esoteric Recordings imprint has recently unearthed another rock cult classic.  Battersea Power Station, from Junior's Eyes, was produced by Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T Rex) and appeared in June 1969 on EMI's Regal Zonophone label.  Alas, it was to be the band's only original album release.  Esoteric has dusted off Battersea Power Station and reinvigorated the album as a 2-CD set with a bonus disc of singles, demos and sessions, some previously unreleased. Junior's Eyes was led

Ooh La La! Rhino Boxes Up Expanded Editions Of Faces Albums

It's been a long wait, but expanded editions of Faces' four studio albums are finally almost here.  On August 28, Rhino Records will release You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything (1970-1975), a 5-CD box set containing expanded editions of all four LPs by the legendary (and legendarily, happily shambolic) rock-and-roll lineup of Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood, Kenney Jones, Ronnie Lane and Ian McLagan, plus a bonus disc. Expanded versions of the small but seminal Faces catalogue were first mooted

Let’s Hang On! Real Gone Has Four Seasons, Texas Tornados, More in September

We've already told you about the two September releases from Second Disc Records and Real Gone Music - Wilson Pickett's The Complete RCA Studio Recordings and an expanded edition of Ricci Martin's all-star California rock classic Beached - but we know that you're going to be just as excited about the entire action-packed Real Gone slate! For starters, it's a line-up that's always in season - with new deluxe mono mini-sleeve editions of The 4 Seasons' first two albums for the first time ever

Catch a Wave! Second Disc Records Expands Ricci Martin’s All-Star “Beached” Featuring Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Chicago Horns and More

What if key members of The Beach Boys, Chicago, America, and Wings had teamed up to create one of the greatest California rock albums you've never heard?  Well, they actually did!  And on September 11, Second Disc Records, in association with Real Gone Music, will be bringing it to CD in the U.S. for the very first time in a newly-remastered and expanded edition! Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, author and director Ricci Martin, the sixth child of legendary "King of Cool" Dean Martin

Something Wicked This Way Comes: Second Disc Records Presents Complete Wilson Pickett On RCA

You don't have to wait for the midnight hour - Second Disc Records, in conjunction with Real Gone Music, is ready now to announce its latest release!  We're thrilled to welcome to our label one of the true legends of rhythm and blues, The "Wicked" Wilson Pickett, with the world premiere CD release of Mr. Magic Man: The Complete RCA Studio Recordings.  This new 2-CD set is due in stores on September 4. Between 1964 and 1972, Pickett established himself as one of the greatest soul men of all

Review: “The Sound of Music: Original Soundtrack Recording” on SACD

RCA Victor expected the soundtrack album to 1965's big-screen musical The Sound of Music to be a juggernaut.  The label backed the release with a $100,000.00 promotional campaign, and arranged for tie-ins at locales including the New York World's Fair.  The release was joined on the label's roster by other albums of the already-famous Rodgers and Hammerstein score in styles from jazz (Gary Burton's The Groovy Sound of Music) to "easy listening" (The Living Strings' Music from The Sound of

Take On Me: a-ha’s “Hunting High and Low” Goes Super Deluxe With New Box Set

If you set your Wayback Machine to February 1, 2010, you'll find one of The Second Disc's earliest posts - the inaugural Reissue Theory column, dedicated to imagining a 25th anniversary multi-disc edition of a-ha's 1985 debut studio album Hunting High and Low. Well, good things do come to those who wait, because Warner Bros. and Rhino are finally delivering on such a project with the album's upcoming 30th anniversary box set! With 4 CDs and a DVD, this handily bests the 2010 double-CD edition.