Holiday Gift Guide Review: Jewel, “Joy: A Holiday Collection” [Reissue]

By Joe Marchese | December 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

In 1999, singer-songwriter Jewel teamed with veteran producer-arranger Arif Mardin (Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield) for Joy: A Holiday Collection, her first Christmas album and third overall studio LP. Within a month of its release, it received a platinum certification, and it continues to be a perennial during the holiday season. Now, Craft Recordings has reissued […]

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Release Round-Up: Week of December 6

By Sam Stone | December 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up! Who, WHO [Various Formats] (Polydor) Standard CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / The Who Online Store Deluxe CD: Target U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / The Who Online Store Standard LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / The Who Online […]

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When The Dealin’s Done: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Tour Comes to CD, DVD

By Joe Marchese | December 5, 2019 | 2 Comments

Kenny Rogers announced his farewell tour in 2015, bringing it to a close two years later at the end of 2017. The Gambler’s Last Deal celebrated the superstar’s entire career from his early recordings with The Bobby Doyle Three to his psychedelic country with The First Edition and his beloved solo work. Now, MVD Entertainment […]

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Holiday Gift Guide Review: The Replacements, “Dead Man’s Pop”

By Joe Marchese | December 4, 2019 | 2 Comments

One of the year’s most unexpected box sets – The Replacements’ Dead Man’s Pop, an alternative look at the band’s 1989 album Don’t Tell a Soul – has turned out to be one of its most exciting. The hell-raising Minneapolis rockers have proudly told the tale of stealing a clutch of tapes from their onetime […]

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Boogie Wonderland: Cherry Red, SoulMusic Collect The Emotions’ Columbia Albums In New Box

By Joe Marchese | December 4, 2019 | 6 Comments

SoulMusic Records has recently brought together the five Columbia/ARC albums of the beloved R&B trio The Emotions on one 3-CD set with a selection of eight bonus tracks. Don’t Ask My Neighbors: The Columbia/ARC Recordings (1976-1981) has Flowers (1976), Rejoice (1977), Sunbeam (1978), Come Into Our World (1979), and New Affair (1981) in one clamshell […]

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