Return To West Grand Boulevard: ‘Motown: The Complete No. 1s’ Box Gets Expanded Reissue

By The Second Disc | April 19, 2019 | 3 Comments

For its 60th anniversary year, Universal Music Enterprises has begun reminding fans that “Motown Did It First“; now, the label that launched The Sound Of Young America is revisiting a box set that was released in celebration of its 50th anniversary a decade ago. Motown: The Complete No. 1s is being reissued and expanded on […]

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Force Majeure: Tangerine Dream Classics, Outtakes, and Surround Mixes Abound on “In Search of Hades” Box

By Sam Stone | April 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tangerine Dream was among the “true pioneers of electronic and ambient music, and the albums they recorded for Virgin Records between 1973 and 1979 remain classics of the genre” – so says progressive rocker and remixer extraordinaire, Steven Wilson.  And he should know, as Wilson has been heavily involved in a Tangerine Dream box set […]

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Release Round-Up: Week of April 19

By Sam Stone | April 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up! The Rolling Stones, HONK [Various Formats] (Interscope) 1-CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 3-CD deluxe: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2-LP standard: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2-LP Target-exclusive blue vinyl: Target.com 4-LP deluxe color vinyl: The Rolling Stones’ Online Shop Various music/apparel bundles: The Rolling Stones’ Online Shop Honk is a new compilation album from The Rolling Stones […]

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Simply Love You: Mike McGear’s Wings-Backed Album “McGear” Expanded With Bonus Tracks and DVD

By Sam Stone | April 18, 2019 | 1 Comment

Cherry Red/Esoteric Recordings has announced the June 28 release of one of the most anticipated Beatles-related reissues:  an expanded, remastered 2-CD/DVD edition of Mike McGear’s McGear album.  The 1974 album was produced by McGear’s brother Paul McCartney who also wrote or co-wrote the majority of the tracks.  Linda McCartney, Denny Laine, Jimmy McCulloch, and Denny […]

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Many a New Day: Decca Broadway Relaunches Label with “Oklahoma!,” “Tootsie”

By Joe Marchese | April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

If any single album could be said to have given birth to the concept of the original Broadway cast recording as we know it, that album would be Decca Records’ 1943 preservation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! with its original stars Alfred Drake, Joan Roberts, and Celeste Holm.  Decca’s Jack Kapp envisioned a release that […]

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