Welcome to New Release Friday and this week’s Release Round-Up!
Faces, You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything (1970-1975) (Rhino)
This long-awaited 5-CD box set includes Faces’ First Step (1970), Long Player (1971), A Nod Is as Good as a Wink…to a Blind Horse (1971), and Ooh La La (1973), and adds never-before-released bonus tracks to each album. The set is topped off with a bonus disc containing non-LP selections. In total, 17 bonus tracks are previously unreleased! The collection will also be available as a 180-gram vinyl box with the bonus disc but without the previously unreleased tracks appended to each album. Read full details here!
The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Freedom: Atlanta Pop Festival (Experience Hendrix/Legacy)
Legacy and Experience Hendrix have the first commercial release of The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s historic set from the July 4, 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival on 2 CDs or 2 vinyl LPs. Read more here!
Fresh off his RCA Duets album, Van Morrison inaugurates a new deal at RCA sister imprint Legacy Recordings with this volume of the label’s Essential series. The Essential Van Morrison features 37 career-spanning songs from the troubadour including favorites like “Moondance,” “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Jackie Wilson Said,” and many tracks currently out-of-print.
The Kitchen Cinq, When the Rainbow Disappears: An Anthology 1965-1968 (Light in the Attic)
Light in the Attic draws upon the archives of Lee Hazlewood’s LHI label for this complete anthology from Texas band The Kitchen Cinq! Features “Solitary Man,” “I Can’t Let Go,” “You’ll Be Sorry Someday,” and many more.
Peter Frampton, Premonition and When All the Pieces Fit (Omnivore)
Omnivore brings back into print Peter Frampton’s 1986 Premonition and 1989 When All the Pieces Fit in newly-remastered editions. Read here for more details!
Big Break brings Gloria Gaynor’s third solo album and first for Polydor Records to CD for the first time. Read more here on this expanded and remastered reissue!
The legendary duo’s 1977 album spawned a number of hits including the No. 15 R&B title track, the No. 10 R&B/No. 23 Dance “Don’t Cost Nothing,” the Top 40 R&B “By Way Of Love’s Express” and “Bourgie Bourgie,” which would score mightily when later recorded in a vocal version by Gladys Knight and the Pips! BBR’s reissue, one in a series of Ashford and Simpson reissues, adds four bonus tracks including rare singles and 12-inch mixes!
Varese collects the best of Conway Twitty’s Warner Bros./Elektra years of 1982-1986 on this new CD containing eight No. 1 and six Top 10 Country hits!
This new anthology brings together 14 tracks from country artist Margo Smith including two duets with Rex Allen Jr. and two No. 1 Country smashes, “Don’t Break the Heart That Loves You” and “It Only Hurts for a Little While.”