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Below are a series of lists of The Second Disc’s many reviews. Most of them are catalogue titles and (hopefully) all of them are as well-written as we can make them.

First, we have a list of Mike’s reviews. Some of these were written for other sources (namely the “newer” non-catalogue titles, mostly penned for favorite destinations MusicTAP and Popblerd!!), but most of them are right here on this site.

01/20/10: Elvis Costello and The Attractions, The Costello Show: Live at Hollywood High (Hip-O)
02/01/10: Whitney Houston, Whitney Houston: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition (Arista/Legacy)
02/15/10: Sade, Soldier of Love (Epic)
02/19/10: Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Welcome to the Pleasuredome: Deluxe Edition (ZTT/Salvo)
03/12/10: Was (Not Was), Pick of the Litter 1980-2010 (Micro Werks)
03/12/10: Various Artists, Motown Around the World: The Classic Singles (Hip-o Select/Motown)
03/15/10: The Miracles, City of Angels (Hip-o Select/Motown)
03/29/10: Disturbed, The Sickness: 10th Anniversary Edition (Reprise)
04/21/10: The Stooges, Raw Power: Legacy Edition (Columbia/Legacy)
05/21/10: Duran Duran, Duran Duran: Collector’s Edition (EMI)
06/25/10: The Jackson 5, Live at The Forum (Hip-o Select/Motown)
07/16/10: a-ha, Hunting High and Low: Deluxe Edition (Warner Bros./Rhino)
07/19/10: Sting, Symphonicities (Deutsch Grammophon/Cherrytree)
07/30/10: Arcadia, So Red the Rose: Deluxe Edition (EMI)
08/03/10: Squeeze, Spot the Difference (Anchor & Hope)
08/03/10: Danny Elfman, Batman: Original Motion Picture Score – Expanded Archival Collection (La La Land Records)
10/14/10: Duran Duran, Notorious/Big Thing: Collector’s Editions (EMI)
10/21/10: Bob Dylan, The Best of the Original Mono Recordings (Columbia/Legacy)
11/22/10: The Stooges, Have Some Fun: Live at Ungano’s (Elektra/Rhino Handmade)
11/30/10: Michael Jackson, Vision (DVD) (MJJ/Epic/Legacy)
12/08/10: Mr. Mister, Pull (RCA/Legacy)
12/15/10: Michael Jackson, Michael (Epic)
12/17/10: Various Artists, Super Mario History 1985-2010 (Nintendo)
12/24/10: John Williams, Home Alone: Expanded Original Motion Picture Score (La-La Land Records)
02/01/11: George Michael, Faith: Legacy Edition (Epic/Legacy)
02/21/11: Ride, Nowhere: 20th Anniversary Edition (Rhino Handmade)
02/22/11: Various Artists, Wall of Sound: The Very Best of Phil Spector 1961-1966 (Phil Spector Records/Legacy)
03/07/11: Billy Joel, Live at Shea Stadium (Columbia/Legacy) / Last Play At Shea (Lionsgate)
03/09/11: Ocean Grove, Little Record (self-released)
04/14/11: Howard Jones, The 12″ Album/Action Replay: Remastered Edition Box Set (Dtox)
05/16/11: The Lonely Island, Turtleneck & Chain (Universal Republic)
05/26/11: New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys, NKOTBSB (Columbia/Jive/Legacy)
06/29/11: Marvin Gaye, What’s Going On: 40th Anniversary Edition (Motown/Hip-O)
07/15/11: Michael Giacchino, Up: Original Soundtrack Recording (Walt Disney Records/Intrada)
10/03/11: Nirvana, Nevermind: 20th Anniversary Edition (DGC/UMe)
10/17/11: Ben Folds, The Best Imitation of Myself: A Retrospective (Epic/Legacy)
11/07/11: Billy Joel, Piano Man: Legacy Edition (Columbia/Legacy)
11/17/11: R.E.M., Part Lies Part Heart Part Truth Part Garbage 1982-2011 (Warner Bros.)
04/02/12: John Williams, Hook: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (La-La Land)
09/06/12: Various Artists, A&M 50: The Anniversary Collection (A&M/UMe)
09/26/12: The Jackson 5, Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls (Hip-O Select/Motown)
10/09/12: Vince Guaraldi Trio, A Charlie Brown Christmas (2012 Remaster) (Fantasy/Concord)
10/22 and 10/23/12: Peter Gabriel, So: Immersion Box Set (Real World) Part 1 Part 2
12/19/12: R.E.M., Document: 25th Anniversary Edition (Capitol/EMI) / Various Artists, Athens, Ga. – Inside/Out: Expanded Edition (Omnivore)
01/23/13: The Pogues, The Very Best of the Pogues (Shout! Factory)

And let’s not forget Joe’s reviews. There are more from him, mostly because he is awesome at them!

04/03/10: David Bowie, David Bowie: Deluxe Edition (Decca/UMe)
04/10/10: Elvis Presley, On Stage: Legacy Edition (RCA/Legacy)
04/12/10: Chicago, Chicago Transit Authority: Quadradisc Edition (Rhino)
04/16/10: Henry Mancini, The Hawaiians and Married to It (Intrada/Kritzerland)
04/22/10: Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli, Live at the London Palladium (DRG)
04/22/10: Tom Lehrer, The Tom Lehrer Collection (Shout! Factory)
04/28/10: Carole King, The Essential Carole King (Ode/Epic/Legacy)
05/03/10: Nelson Riddle, Batman: The Movie - Original Motion Picture Score (La-La Land)
05/06/10: Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim, Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings (Concord)
05/20/10: The Rolling Stone, Exile on Main St.: Deluxe Edition (Rolling Stones/UMe)
05/27/10: Otis Redding, Live on the Sunset Strip (Stax/Concord)
06/29/10: John Fogerty, Centerfield: 25th Anniversary Edition (Geffen/UMe)
07/05/10: Frank Sinatra, America, I Hear You Singing (Universal)
07/06/10: Various Artists, Promises, Promises: Original MGM Broadway Cast Recording (Kritzerland)
07/07/10: Harry Nilsson / John Stewart, Spotlight on Nilsson/Willard (DRG)
08/27/10: Various Artists, Book a Trip: The Psych-Pop Sounds of Capitol Records (Now Sounds)
09/01/10: Frank Sinatra, The September of My Years: Expanded Edition (Concord)
10/06/10: Henry Mancini, Curse of the Pink Panther: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (Quartet)
10/07/10: John Lennon, Gimme Some Truth / Double Fantasy Stripped Down / Signature Box (EMI)
10/11/10: David Bowie, Station to Station: Deluxe Edition (EMI)
10/18/10: Jimmy Webb, Ten Easy Pieces Plus 4 (DRG)
10/25/10: Bob Dylan, The Bootleg Series Volume 9: The Witmark Demos 1962-1964 (Columbia/Legacy)
11/08/10: Ravi Shankar and George Harrison, Collaborations (Dark Horse/Rhino)
11/09/10: The Monkees, Head: Deluxe Edition (Rhino Handmade)
11/10/10: Wings, Band on the Run: The Paul McCartney Archive Collection (MPL/Hear Music)
11/15-11/19: Various Artists, The Apple Records Remasters (Apple/EMI, Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
11/29/10: Bruce Springsteen, The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story (Columbia/Legacy)
11/30/10: Paul Williams, Someday Man: Expanded Edition (Now Sounds)
12/01: The Bee Gees, Mythology: The 50th Anniversary Collection (Reprise/Rhino)
12/06/10: Bing Crosby, The Crosby Christmas Sessions (Collector’s Choice)
12/21/10: Nat “King” Cole, Love is the Thing / The Very Thought of You (SACD) (Analogue)
12/22/10: Perry Como, The Complete Christmas Collection (Collector’s Choice)
01/24/11: The Jayhawks, American Town Hall: Expanded Edition / Tomorrow the Green Grass: Legacy Edition (American/Legacy)
02/02/11: Tim Buckley, Tim Buckley: Deluxe Edition (Rhino Handmade)
02/22/11: The Crystals/The Ronettes/Darlene Love, The Very Best Of (Phil Spector Records/Legacy)
03/04/11: Jackie DeShannon, The Complete Liberty and Imperial Singles Volume 2 / Doris Troy, I’ll Do Anything: The Doris Troy Anthology 1960-1996 (Ace)
03/08/11: Neil Diamond, The Bang Years 1966-1968 (Columbia/Legacy)
03/09/11: Simon & Garfunkel, Bridge Over Troubled Water: 40th Anniversary Edition (Columbia/Legacy)
03/18/11: Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Essential / Country Wine…Plus (Columbia/Legacy; Raven)
03/24/11: Ernest Gold, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (La-La Land Records)
03/25/11: Various Artists, Manhattan Soul: Scepter, Wand & Musicor (Ace/Kent)
03/28/11: Inner City: Original Broadway Cast Recording (Arkiv Music/Masterworks Broadway)
04/04/11: Aretha Franklin, Take a Look: Aretha Franklin Complete on Columbia (Columbia/Legacy)
04/07/11: Leon Russell, The Best of Leon Russell (Capitol/EMI)
04/12/11: Bob Dylan, In Concert: Brandeis University 1963 (Columbia/Legacy)
04/25/11: Don Sebesky, Giant Box (CTI/Masterworks)
04/27/11: Roy Orbison, The Monument Singles Collection 1960-1964 (Monument/Legacy)
05/03/11: Loudon Wainwright, 40 Odd Years (Shout! Factory)
05/13/11: Derek and The Dominos, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs: 40th Anniversary Edition (Polydor/UMe)
05/16/11: Jimi Hendrix, South Saturn Delta / Band of Gypsys: Live at the Fillmore East (Experience Hendrix/Legacy)
05/25/11: Chicago, Live in ’75 (Rhino Handmade)
05/26/11: Rosanne Cash, The Essential Rosanne Cash (Columbia/Legacy)
06/02/11: Original Soundtrack, The Belle of New York (Film Score Monthly)
06/07/11: Frank Sinatra, Ring-a-Ding Ding!: Expanded Edition (Concord)
06/14/11: Various Artists, Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love: Motown’s Mowest Story 1971-1973 (Light in the Attic)
06/15/11: Paul McCartney, The Paul McCartney Archive Collection: McCartney and McCartney II (Hear Music)
06/16/11: Paul Simon, Live Rhymin’ and Expanded, Remastered Studio Works (1972-1975) (Columbia/Legacy)
06/17/11: Original Cast Recordings, On Your Toes (1952) and Carousel (1955) (Masterworks Broadway)
06/21/11: Sam Cooke, The RCA Albums Collection (RCA/Legacy)
06/28/11: Neil Young, A Treasure (Reprise)
06/30/11: The Left Banke, Walk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina and The Left Banke Too (Sundazed)
07/12/11: Tony Bennett, The Best of the Improv Recordings (Concord)
07/15/11: Michael Giacchino, Up: Original Soundtrack Recording (Walt Disney Records/Intrada)
08/03/11: The Beau Brummels, Bradley’s Barn: Expanded Edition (Rhino Handmade)
08/16: Bobby Charles, Bobby Charles: Rhino Handmade Edition (Rhino Handmade)
08/18/11: Three From Dave Grusin, Cy Coleman and Henry Mancini (Kritzerland/Intrada)
08/24/11: Patti Smith, Outside Society (Arista/Legacy)
08/25/11: Original Cast Recording, Half-Past Wednesday (Masterworks Broadway)
08/31/11: Charles “Packy” Axton, Late, Late Party: 1965-1967 (Light in the Attic)
09/01/11: Alberta Hunter, Downhearted Blues (Rockbeat)
09/06/11: John Barry, The Black Hole: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Walt Disney Records/Intrada)
09/08/11: Various Artists, Godspell: 40th Anniversary Celebration (Arista/Masterworks Broadway)
09/14/11: Jimi Hendrix, Winterland and Hendrix in the West (Experience Hendrix/Legacy)
09/15/11: Frank Sinatra and Count Basie, The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings (Concord)
09/21/11: Miles Davis Quintet, The Bootleg Series Vol. 1: Live in Europe 1967 (Columbia/Legacy)
09/22/11: Rufus Thomas, Shirley Brown and The Dramatics: Stax Remasters (Stax/Concord)
09/28/11: Elvis Presley, Young Man with the Big Beat: The Complete ’56 Elvis Presley Masters (RCA/Legacy)
09/30/11: Buck Owens, Bound for Bakersfield: The Complete Pre-Capitol Collection 1953-1956 (Rockbeat)
10/06/11: Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon: Immersion Box Set (EMI)
10/11/11: Johnny Cash, Bootleg III: Live Around the World (Columbia/Legacy)
10/12/11: Matt Monro, The Man Behind the Voice (EMI)
10/18/11: Ben Folds, Ben Folds Fifty Five Vault (Epic/Legacy)
10/24/11: Paul Simon, Songwriter and Expanded, Remastered Albums 1980-1990 (Columbia/Legacy)
10/25/11: Phil Spector, The Philles Album Collection and The Essential Phil Spector (Phil Spector Records/Legacy)
10/31-11/2/11: The Beach Boys, The Smile Sessions (Capitol, Parts 1, 2, 3)
11/09/11: Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here: Immersion Box Set (EMI)
11/15/11: Frank Sinatra, Best of the Best (Capitol)
11/18/11: The Cool Revolution Continues: Four from CTI and Kudu (Masterworks Jazz)
12/06/11: Neil Diamond, The Very Best of Neil Diamond (Columbia/Legacy)
12/08/11: The Who, Quadrophenia: Super Deluxe Edition (Polydor/Universal)
12/12/11: The Rolling Stones, Some Girls: Deluxe Edition (Universal)
12/13/11: Various Artists, Real Gone Music Christmas Releases (Real Gone Music)
12/13/11: Leonard Cohen, The Complete Columbia Albums Collection (Columbia/Legacy)
12/22/11: Tony Bennett, The Complete Collection (Columbia/Legacy)
12/23/11: Various Artists, Brunswick Lost Soul Volumes 1 & 2 (Brunswick)
01/03/12: Elvis Presley, Elvis Country: Legacy Edition (RCA/Legacy)
01/11/12: Alex Chilton, Free Again: The 1970 Sessions (Omnivore)
01/16/12: The Monkees, Instant Replay: Deluxe Edition (Rhino Handmade)
01/19/12: Hugh Martin, Hidden Treasures: Songs for Stage and Screen 1941-2010 (Harbinger)
01/24/12: Real Gone January: Bill Medley, Jody Miller and The Tymes (Real Gone Music)
01/30/12: Various Artists, Golden Gate Groove: The Sound of Philadelphia Live in San Francisco 1973 (PIR/Legacy)
01/31/12: Aretha Franklin, Knew You Were Waiting: The Best of Aretha Franklin 1980-1988 (Arista/Legacy)
02/09/12: Frank Sinatra, The Concert Sinatra (2012)
02/14/12: Various Artists, The London American Label: 1957, Mod Jazz Forever and Smash Boom Bang: Feldman-Goldstein-Gotteher (Ace)
02/21/12: Judy Garland, The Historic Concert Remastered (JSP)
02/23/12: Eddie Holland, It Moves Me: The Complete Recordings 1958-1964 and The Apollas, Absolutely Right! (Ace)
02/24/12: Tony Bennett, Isn’t It Romantic? (Concord)
02/27/12: Carole King, The Carole King Collection (Rockingale/Concord)
02/28/12: Pink Floyd, The Wall: Immersion Box Set (EMI)
03/05/12: Mark Lindsay, The Complete Columbia Singles (Real Gone Music)
03/13/12: Big Brother and the Holding Company feat. Janis Joplin, Live at the Carousel Ballroom 1968 (Columbia/Legacy)
03/22/12: John Cale, Conflict and Catalysis: Productions and Arrangements 1966-2006 (Ace)
03/26/12: Randy Vanwarmer, Warmer/Terraform and Beat of Love/The Things That You Dream (Edsel)
03/27/12: Frankie Avalon, Muscle Beach Party: The United Artists Sessions (Real Gone Music)
04/02/12: Tom Northcott, Sunny Goodge Street: The Warner Bros. Recordings (Rhino Handmade)
04/03/12: Johnny Cash, Bootleg Vol. IV: The Soul of Truth (Columbia/Legacy)
04/17/12: Donovan, The Essential Donovan (Epic/Legacy)
04/18/12: Janis Joplin, The Pearl Sessions (Columbia/Legacy)
04/23/12: Sam & Dave, Hold On, I’m Comin’/Double Dynamite Soul Men/I Thank You / Philip Bailey, Chinese Wall/Inside Out (Edsel)
04/24/12: Carole King, The Legendary Demos (Rockingale/Hear Music) / Various Artists, Something Good from the Goffin and King Songbook (Ace)
04/27/12: Iron Butterfly, Fillmore East 1968 (Rhino Handmade)
05/08/12: Shorty Long, The Complete Motown Stereo Masters (Kent)
05/10/12: The Ad Libs, The Complete Blue Cat Recordings (Real Gone)
05/14/12: Eddie Rabbitt, 13 Original #1 Hits / Mel McDaniel, Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On: His Original Capitol Hits / Cowboy Copas, Complete Hit Singles As and Bs (Real Gone)
05/18/12: Buddy Miles, All the Faces of Buddy Miles / Pharoah Sanders, Love Will Find a Way / The Pointer Sisters, Serious Slammin’: Expanded Edition / Greg Phillinganes, Pulse: Expanded Edition (Big Break Records)
05/22/12: The Knack, Havin’ a Rave-Up! Live in Los Angeles 1978 (Omnivore)
05/23/12: Paul and Linda McCartney, Ram: The Paul McCartney Archive Collection (MPL/Hear Music/Concord)
05/29/12: The Critters, Younger Girl: The Complete Kapp and Musicor Recordings (Now Sounds)
05/30/12: Dee Dee Warwick, Foolish Fool: Expanded Edition / Isaac Hayes & Dionne Warwick, A Man and a Woman / Cissy Houston, Presenting Cissy Houston: Expanded Edition (SoulMusic)
05/31/12: Albert King, I’ll Play the Blues for You: Expanded Edition (Stax/Concord)
06/01/12: Various Artists, From the Vaults of Ric and Ron Records: Rare and Unreleased Recordings 1958-1962 (Numero/Ace)
06/05/12: The Beach Boys, That’s Why God Made the Radio (Capitol)
06/06/12: Heart, Strange Euphoria (Epic/Legacy)
06/07/12: Paul Simon, Graceland: 25th Anniversary Edition (Legacy)
06/08/12: Dūrocs, Dūrocs / Jerry Reed, The Unbelievable Guitar and Voice of Jerry Reed/Nashville Underground / Mick Fleetwood’s Zoo, I’m Not Me (Real Gone)
06/12/12: The Association, The Complete Warner Bros. and Valiant Singles Collection (Now Sounds)
06/13/12: The Supremes, The Supremes At the Copa: Expanded Edition (Hip-O Select/Motown)
06/18/12: Everything But the Girl, Eden Love Not Money Baby the Stars Shine Bright Idlewild: Expanded Editions (Edsel)
06/19/12: The Beatles, Yellow Submarine (DVD/Blu-Ray) (Apple/EMI)
06/20/12: Buck Owens, Live at the White House (…and in Space/ Ernie Kovacs, Percy Dovetonsils…Thpeaks (Omnivore)
06/29/12: Bruce Kimmel, Album Produced By: More of My Roller Coaster Life (Author House)
07/02/12: Aretha Franklin, Jump to It: Expanded Edition Get It Right: Expanded Edition / James Brown, Gravity: Expanded Edition (Big Break Records)
07/03/12: Jellyfish, Live at Bogart’s (Omnivore)
07/09/12: Carly Simon, Spoiled Girl: Expanded Edition (Hot Shot Records)
07/10/12: The Beat, I Just Can’t Stop It Wha’ppen? Special Beat Service: Deluxe Editions (Edsel)
07/11/12: Jimi Hendrix, Jimi Plays Berkeley Live at Berkeley (Blu-Ray) (Experience Hendrix/Legacy)
07/12/12: B.J. Thomas, The Complete Scepter Singles (Real Gone)
07/19/12: Sam Phillips, Martinis & Bikinis: Deluxe Edition (Omnivore)
07/24/12: The Electric Prunes, The Complete Reprise Singles / Timi Yuro, The Complete Liberty Singles / The New Christy Minstrels, A Retrospective 1962-1970 (Real Gone)
07/31/12: Elvis Presley, I Am an Elvis Fan (RCA/Legacy)
08/01/12: Lon & Derek VanEaton, Brother: Expanded Edition (RPM)
08/02/12: Follies: Original Broadway Cast Recording – Remixed Edition (Kritzerland)
08/06/12: Booker T. & The MG’s, Green Onions: 50th Anniversary Edition (Stax/Concord)
08/09/12: Roger James Cooke, Study Plus Bonus Tracks (RPM)
08/20/12: Jackie Gleason, Music for Lovers Only / Jimmy Griffin, Summer Holiday / Sanford & Townsend, Smoke from a Distant Fire/Nail Me to the Wall (Real Gone)
08/23/12: The Spinners, Truly Yours: Expanded Edition (Kent)
08/27/12: Dionne Warwick, Dionne: Expanded Edition (Big Break Records)
08/27/12: Taj Mahal, The Hidden Treasures of Taj Mahal 1969-1973 (Columbia/Legacy)
08/28/12: Art Garfunkel, The Singer (Columbia/Legacy)
08/30/12: The Mamas & The Papas, People Like Us: Expanded Edition (Now Sounds)
09/06/12: The Knack, Time Waits for No One: The Complete Recordings (Now Sounds)
09/12/12: Various Artists, Make It Your Sound, Make It Your Scene: Vanguard Records & The 1960s Musical Revolution (Ace)
09/12/12: The Knack, Rock & Roll is Good for You: The Feiger/Averre Demos (Omnivore)
09/13/12: Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Emerson, Lake & Palmer Tarkus: Expanded Editions (Razor & Tie)
09/18/12: Michael Jackson, Bad 25 (Epic/Legacy)
09/20/12: Bronski Beat, The Age of Consent: Deluxe Edition / Communards, Communards / Red: Deluxe Editions / Jimmy Somerville, Read My Lips Dare to Love: Deluxe Editions (Edsel)
09/27/12: Aretha Franklin, Love All the Hurt Away: Expanded Edition / Dionne Warwick, Heartbreaker (Big Break Records)
10/02/12: Carole Bayer Sager, Carole Bayer Sager/…Too/Sometimes Late At Night (Raven)
10/08/12: Steve Winwood, Arc of a Diver: Deluxe Edition (Island/UMC)
10/09/12: The Beach Boys, 50 Big Ones: Greatest Hits (Capitol/EMI)
10/10/12: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb, In Session (CD/DVD) (Fantasy)
10/11/12: The Beatles, Magical Mystery Tour (DVD/Blu-Ray) (Apple/EMI)
10/12/12: The Old 97′s, Too Far to Care: Deluxe Edition (Omnivore)
10/15/12: The Salsoul Orchestra, The Salsoul Orchestra: Expanded Edition / First Choice, Delusions: Expanded Edition / Double Exposure, Ten Percent: Expanded Edition / Instant Funk, Instant Funk: Expanded Edition (Big Break Records)
10/15/12: Barbra Streisand, Release Me (Columbia)
10/16/12: The Beach Boys, 2012 Album Remasters (Capitol/EMI)
10/17/12: David Sanborn, Then Again: The Anthology (Rhino)
10/22/12: Various Artists, Sassafrass and Moonshine: The Songs of Laura Nyro (Ace) / Laura Nyro, Playlist: The Very Best of Laura Nyro (Columbia/Legacy)
10/23/12: The Steve Miller Band, Children of the Future Sailor Brave New World Your Saving Grace Number 5 (Edsel)
10/24/12: Every Mother’s Son, Come On Down: The Complete MGM Recordings (Now Sounds)
11/01/12: Dion, The Complete Laurie Singles / David Cassidy, Romance (Real Gone)
11/09/12: Edie Adams, The Edie Adams Christmas Album featuring Ernie Kovacs (Omnivore) / Ernie Kovacs, The Ernie Kovacs Collection Volume 2 (Shout! Factory)
11/13/12: Creedence Clearwater Revival, Ultimate CCR: Greatest Hits and All-Time Classics (Fantasy/Concord)
11/16/12: Elvis Presley, Prince from Another Planet (RCA/Legacy)
11/19/12: The Chipmunks, The Chipmunks Christmas (Capitol)
11/28/12: Billy Paul, War of the Gods: Expanded Edition / Bunny Sigler, That’s How Long I’ll Be Loving You: Expanded Edition (Big Break Records)
11/28/12: Various Artists, The Classic Christmas Album (Legacy)
11/30/12: Jackie DeShannon, Keep Me in Mind: The Complete Imperial and Liberty Singles Volume 3 (Ace)
12/04/12: Johnny Cash, The Complete Columbia Albums Collection (Columbia/Legacy)
12/05/12: Various Artists, Surf Age Nuggets: Trash and Twang Instrumentals, 1959-1966 (RockBeat)
12/07/12: Duke Ellington, The Complete Columbia Studio Albums Collection 1951-1958 (Columbia/Legacy)
12/10/12: The Moving Sidewalks, The Complete Collection (RockBeat)
12/10/12: Louis Armstrong, The OKeh, Columbia & RCA Victor Recordings 1925-1933 (Columbia/RCA/Legacy)
12/14/12: Etta James, The Complete Private Music Blues, Rock N’ Soul Albums Collection / Sarah Vaughan, The Complete Columbia Albums Collection (Legacy)
12/17/12: Various Artists, ‘Twas the Night Before Hanukkah (Idelsohn Society for Music Preservation)
12/18/12: Various Artists, Kent 30: Best of Kent Northern 1982-2012 (Kent)
12/19/12: Daughters of Albion, Daughters of Albion: Expanded Edition (Now Sounds)
12/20/12: Del Shannon, Home and Away: Expanded Edition (Now Sounds)
01/14/13: Jeremy Steig, Wayfaring Stranger / Bobbi Humphrey, Dig This! / Gene Harris, Gene Harris/The Three Sounds + Gene Harris of The Three Sounds (Dusty Groove/Real Gone)
01/16/13: KC and The Sunshine Band, Part 3: Expanded Edition / George McCrae, George McCrae: Expanded Edition / Johnnie Taylor, Eargasm: Expanded Edition (Big Break Records)
01/17/13: Roger Cook, Running with the Rat Pack (RPM)
01/22/13: Buck Owens, Buck Sings Country Classics / Don Rich, Don Rich Sings George Jones (Omnivore)
01/23/13: Billy Joel, She’s Got a Way: Love Songs (Columbia/Legacy)

Written by Mike Duquette

February 18, 2010 at 20:59

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  1. Mike,
    Here’s a question for you, how come there’s no good collections for Rufus & Chake Khan. If you look at what’s in print right now, they just have seven of the twelve albums they made in print along with “The Very Best Of”. What I don’t get is why they don’t they have an entry in Universal’s 2CD “Gold” series (or at least a “Best Of” that has more than just the 10 tracks that “Very Best” has on it). Should be an item to stir up interest. Enjoy reading your website to help me keep up the latest CD reissues; keep up the good work.

    Eddie Scott

    March 22, 2010 at 12:32

  2. All these great soundtrack reissues have me (to quote Jodeci_ “feenin’ for some extended Prince featured soundtracks. the REAL soundtrack to “Purple Rain” with musical cues and all the songs they left off From “Modernaire” to “Jungle Love”.

    Followed by (same month) the REAL soundtrack to Showgirls with all the cues- the U2, Club 69, Sisters Of Mercy tracks and well of course- the Prince cues, and the tracks “319″ and “Ripopgodazippa” or however you spell it….instead of running to “Crystal Ball” or “Gold”, I want the songs in context- where they belong. As well as the songs that he supposedly (?) wrote for Showgirls (for that moment when he was rumored to have done the entire soundtrack) and placed on other artists like “Carmen Electra”

    Donald Cleveland

    May 3, 2010 at 19:12


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