Billy Thermal, Billy Thermal (Omnivore)
Before Billy Steinberg co-wrote with Tom Kelly a host of pop classics (“Like a Virgin,” “True Colors,” “So Emotional,” “Eternal Flame"), he fronted a little-heard band on Richard Perry's Planet Records: their original five-track EP is expanded to a 12-track compilation with demos and outtakes! (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)
The Guess Who, Power in the Music: Expanded Edition (Iconoclassic)
The final Guess Who studio album for RCA (and last with Burton Cummings) is remastered with two bonus rehearsal tracks. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)
Etta James, It Takes Love to Keep a Woman: The Allen Toussaint Sessions / Eldridge Holmes, Now That I've Lost You: The Allen Toussaint Sessions / The Deesu Records Story (Fuel 2000)
The Fuel 2000 label has three new titles celebrating New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint including a 2-CD overview of his Deesu label (sister label to Sansu), rare material from Eldridge Holmes and a retitled reissue of the 1980 LP he produced for Etta James, Changes! All titles feature new liner notes from Bill Dahl.
Etta: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Eldridge: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Deesu: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
The Originals, Down to Love Town / Platinum Hook, Platinum Hook (Big Break Records)
Big Break Records has two more rare treats from the Motown vaults: The Originals' Down to Love Town (1976) and Platinum Hook's self-titled LP from 1977, all expanded with bonus tracks!
The Originals: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Platinum Hook: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
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