The Hills Are Alive! 'The Sound of Music' Goes Super Deluxe for the Holidays

By Joe Marchese | September 27, 2023 | 4 Comments

By any standard, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Howard Lindsay, and Russel Crouse's The Sound of Music was a bona fide success from the moment the curtain rose at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 16, 1959. The production starring Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel was described by The New York Times' Brooks Atkinson as a […]

Continue Reading

Mighty Love: The Spinners' "Ain't No Price on Happiness: The Thom Bell Studio Recordings" Box Arrives Friday

By The Second Disc | September 26, 2023 | 10 Comments

2023 has shaped up to be a banner year for The Spinners.  The famed vocal quintet, now in their eighth decade, will be inducted on November 3 into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside the illustrious likes of Willie Nelson, Kate Bush, and George Michael.  Earlier this year, Second Disc Records and Real […]

Continue Reading

I'm Dreaming of a "Stax Christmas": New Collection Brings Together Holiday Favorites from Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Staple Singers, More

By The Second Disc | September 25, 2023 | 0 Comments

'Tis the season to be soulful: This Friday, September 29, Craft Recordings and Stax Records will celebrate the holidays with the CD, LP, and digital release of A Stax Christmas.  This festive 12-track compilation features songs by the label's most beloved artists including two previously unreleased tracks from Carla Thomas and Otis Redding. The venerable […]

Continue Reading

The Weekend Stream: September 23, 2023

By Mike Duquette | September 23, 2023 | 0 Comments

Welcome to The Weekend Stream, a relaxing review of notable digital-only catalogue titles. There may be no CD or vinyl, but there's plenty of great new/old music to float you into the weekend. Enjoy a hometown birthday present from The Boss and a holiday collection first put on CD by The Second Disc - plus […]

Continue Reading

Stir It Up: Bob Marley's 'Catch a Fire' Goes Deluxe for Its 50th Anniversary

By Mike Duquette | September 22, 2023 | 5 Comments

One of reggae's most enduring international releases gets the deluxe treatment this fall, with a new reissue of Bob Marley & The Wailers' Catch a Fire. Available November 3, the 50th anniversary set (available on three CDs or three LPs with a single-sided bonus 12") brings together Marley's first album for Island Records along with an […]

Continue Reading