Holding Back the Years: Rhino to Deliver Reimagined Orchestral Classics with “’80s Symphonic”

By Sam Stone | October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Looking back from a vantage point thirty years on, there’s no denying the special place that the 1980s have in the history of popular music.  It was a decade that surveyed past musical ground while simultaneously advancing the art form further, making an indelible mark on music to come.  With dancefloor grooves, yearning ballads, infectious […]

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Bip Bop: Paul McCartney’s Archive Collection Rolls On with Deluxe “Wild Life,” “Red Rose Speedway”

By Joe Marchese | October 19, 2018 | 5 Comments

2018 has delivered an embarrassment of riches for Beatle fans, including the Ultimate Mixes of John Lennon’s Imagine, Paul McCartney’s new album Egypt Station, and soon, the super deluxe anniversary box set of The Beatles, a.k.a. The White Album.  Today, McCartney upped the ante further with the announcement of not one, but two, new box […]

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Release Round-Up: Week of October 19

By The Second Disc | October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up! Frank Sinatra, Sings for Only the Lonely: 60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Capitol/FSE/UMe) 2-CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 1-CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2-LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada On Frank Sinatra’s 1958 Capitol concept album masterwork, he sang […]

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Rush Revisits “Hemispheres” For 40th Anniversary In Multiple Formats

By Joe Marchese | October 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The 1978 album Hemispheres from Canadian rock heroes Rush celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and UMe/Anthem is not letting the occasion go unnoticed.  The classic LP is being reissued on November 16 in a variety of formats including a 2CD/1BD/3LP Super Deluxe Edition, standalone 3LP and 2CD Deluxe Editions, and a Deluxe Digital Edition. […]

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Review: Vince Guaraldi, “The Complete Warner Bros.-Seven Arts Recordings”

By Sam Stone | October 17, 2018 | 6 Comments

For many listeners, Vince Guaraldi’s legacy will forever be tied to the merry Yuletide melodies that he recorded on the landmark soundtrack album, A Charlie Brown Christmas.  Though it arrived a decade into his recording career, the album solidified in the public consciousness Guaraldi’s unique and playful piano style, the impact of which has endured […]

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