Paul Is Live: McCartney Premieres “Amoeba Gig,” Reissues Classic Live Sets on CD and LP

By Joe Marchese | May 24, 2019 | 1 Comment

Paul McCartney is back on the road again!  Last night, he kicked off the North American leg of his Freshen Up tour, with dates currently scheduled through July 13.  This morning, the legendary artist announced a look back at his past live performances with four new titles: reissues of Wings Over America, Choba B CCCP, […]

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Release Round-Up: Week of May 24

By The Second Disc | May 24, 2019 | 4 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up! America, Classic Album Collection: The Capitol Years (Capitol/Caroline) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) All six of America’s Capitol albums are collected in one newly remastered box set.  Classic Album Collection: The Capitol Years presents newly remastered versions of 1979’s Silent Letter, 1980’s Alibi, 1982’s View from […]

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Head and Heart: Rhino Celebrates 50 Years of America with New Box Set

By Joe Marchese | May 23, 2019 | 3 Comments

Almost fifty years ago in London, Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, and the late Dan Peek first joined their voices together in song – beginning a musical journey as the band America that continues to this day.  In anticipation of America’s golden anniversary in 2020, Rhino is getting the party started with a new multi-format anthology.  […]

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Ain’t It Amazing? Omnivore Collects Buck Owens’ ’70s Sides on “The Complete Capitol Singles: 1971-1975”

By Sam Stone | May 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Are you ready for the third and final volume of Omnivore Recordings’ comprehensive series of Buck Owens’ Capitol singles?  The Complete Capitol Singles: 1971-1975 is due to arrive Friday, May 31, and will include every side that the legendary country picker/singer/songwriter recorded for the label until the end of his tenure there – 42 tracks […]

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Swinging Doors: Grateful Dead, Emmylou, Dolly, Dino, More Celebrate “The Merle Haggard Songbook”

By Joe Marchese | May 23, 2019 | 2 Comments

Along with Buck Owens – with whom he shared a musical history and a wife – Merle Haggard (1937-2016) defined The Bakersfield Sound of country music: authentic, raw, rooted in honky-tonks.  But unlike the Texas-born and Arizona-raised Owens, Haggard was actually born in Bakersfield and raised just across the river from that California town.  “Hag,” […]

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