Well, Christmas is almost upon us, and the onslaught of new releases has turned into a trickle as we head right into last-minute shopping territory! Still, selections are choice! Enjoy, and remember - you'll see our next Release Round-Up in the New Year!
Today is all about Star Wars...and we're just as thrilled as could be about a brand-new score by the legendary John Williams!
Maynard Ferguson, Storm / Live from San Francisco (Omnivore)
Omnivore celebrates the late, great trumpeter Maynard Ferguson with a pair of new releases. Storm was Ferguson's 1983 return to classic jazz following successful years of pop and fusion, and featured his takes on "As Time Goes By," "Take the A Train" and even the theme to Sesame Street! The companion reissue of Live from San Francisco captures Ferguson in fine fettle on May 27, 1983 with a wide-ranging set showcasing his stylistic variety.
Electric Light Orchestra, Eldorado / A New World Record / Out of the Blue (Epic/Legacy)
A trio of classic ELO albums return to vinyl in deluxe, clear vinyl editions!
The soundtrack to NBC's hit television event is here, featuring the classic songs from Charlie Smalls' Broadway score and more! We know that you loved Diana Ross Sings Songs from The Wiz as much as we did...well, here's a perfect companion to keep the party going! Note that Amazon is currently selling MOD CD-Rs of this title (a pressed CD was originally announced).
Pantera's quintet of Cowboys From Hell (1990), Vulgar Display Of Power (1992), Far Beyond Driven(1994), The Great Southern Trendkill (1996), and Reinventing The Steel (2000) are packaged by Rhino in one box set, available on vinyl or CD.