This week brings a particularly impressive slate by any standard, but we're particularly proud to introduce the world to Second Disc Records with our first two releases, from Johnny Mathis and the late Bob Crewe!
Johnny Mathis, Life is a Song Worth Singing: The Complete Thom Bell Sessions (Second Disc/Real Gone) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)
Here, on two CDs, we proudly present both of Johnny Mathis' album collaborations - including the never-on-CD Mathis Is... - with songwriter-producer Thom Bell, plus ten bonus tracks! Read more here!
Bob Crewe, The Complete Elektra Recordings (Second Disc/Real Gone) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)
"Fifth Season" Bob Crewe was a master of many styles, and they're all on display on this new 2-CD set featuring his disco opus Street Talk and singer-songwriter pop gem Motivation! That's not all; we've also added nine bonus tracks! Read more here!
Bettye LaVette, Child of the Seventies (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.) / Peggy Lee, At Last—The Lost Radio Recordings (2-CD Set) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.) / Perry Como, Perry Como Live on Tour (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.) / Shanti, Shanti (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)
Our partners at Real Gone Music have much more to offer, too, including a never-on-CD title from Perry Como, never-before-released music from Peggy Lee, plus titles from Bettye LaVette and Shanti! Read more here.
The Sound of Music: 50th Anniversary Edition (RCA/Legacy) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)
The hills are alive again with this expanded reissue of the best-selling 1965 soundtrack album starring the incomparable Julie Andrews! Read more here, and watch for our review!
Judas Priest, Defenders of the Faith: Special 30th Anniversary Edition (Columbia/Legacy) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)
This 3-CD anniversary edition includes the original ten-track album remastered by producer Tom Allom, and a complete 2-CD live recording from the Defenders tour, recorded at California’s Long Beach Arena on May 5, 1984. The 21-track live concert blended both new material from Defenders plus renditions of Priest classics like “Metal Gods,” “Electric Eye,” “Breaking the Law” and “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming.”
Bread, Best of Bread (Quadraphonic) / The Guess Who, The Best of the Guess Who (Quadraphonic) / Grover Washington, Jr., Winelight (5.1) (Hybrid SACDs) (Audio Fidelity)
Bread: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
The Guess Who: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Grover Washington, Jr.: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Audio Fidelity continues its multi-channel domination with this trio of hybrid SACDs featuring two rare quadraphonic LPs from Bread and The Guess Who, as well as Grover Washington, Jr.'s breakthrough Winelight in 5.1 and newly-remastered 2.0 stereo.
Art Pepper, Neon Art Volume Two (Omnivore) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. )
Omnivore brings the second volume of Neon Art to CD. Drawn from a 1981 Japanese concert tour, this disc features "Mambo Koyama," "Over the Rainbow" and "Allen's Alley."
Jackie DeShannon, In The Wind /Are You Ready For This? / New Image / What The World Needs Now (BGO) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)
BGO combines four Jackie DeShannon albums as one 2-CD set - but seeing as one of them (What the World Needs Now) is a compilation, there are unfortunately a number of repeated tracks on this odd collection. Nonetheless, this set offers plenty of delicious music from one of pop's greatest vocalists!
Grace Slick, Welcome to the Wrecking Ball!/Software (BGO) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)
The 1981 and 1984 solo albums from Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship/Starship's legendary vocalist are paired by BGO for this new release.
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