Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up with titles from legends of pop, jazz, country and more!
Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto, Getz/Gilberto '76 (Resonance) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
In 1976, Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto reunited at San Francisco's Keystone Korner alongside pianist Joanne Brackeen, bassist Clint Houston and drummer Billy Hart. Their never-before-released set arrives in lavish fashion from Resonance Records on CD and vinyl. The deluxe CD includes a 32-pg booklet of essays by author James Gavin, bossa nova pioneer Carlos Lyra, Stan's son Steve Getz, and producers Zev Feldman and Todd Barkan, as well as previously unpublished photos from the archives of photographer Tom Copi. This set of 13 tracks from the bossa pioneers joins Moments in Time, a second Getz release drawn from the same week of performances.
Stan Getz, Moments in Time (Resonance) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
This companion release to Resonance's Getz/Gilberto '76, Moments in Time features never-before-released music played in concert by The Stan Getz Quartet featuring pianist Joanne Brackeen, bassist Clint Houston, and drummer Billy Hart. These 1976 performances from San Francisco's Keystone Korner marks the only released recordings by this configuration of the Stan Getz Quartet. The deluxe CD includes a 28-page booklet with essays by jazz journalist Ted Panken, Steve Getz, band members Brackeen and Hart, producers Zev Feldman and Todd Barkan, as well as statements from saxophonists Joshua Redman and Branford Marsalis. Also featured are rare, previously unpublished photos from the archives of photographer Tom Copi. The 8-song set is available on both CD and vinyl.
Yvonne Elliman, Night Flight/Yvonne (SoulMusic/Caroline) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
Yvonne Elliman's 1978 and 1979 RSO albums Night Flight are paired on one CD. Night Flight features her smash hit recording of The Bee Gees' "If I Can't Have You" alongside songs by Neil Sedaka and Stephen Bishop, while Yvonne has her hit single "Love Pains" as well as tunes by Eric Carmen and Tom Snow. Bonus tracks include the Disco Version of "If I Can't Have You," "Moment by Moment," and the 12-inch mix of "Love Pains."
Fun Lovin' Criminals, Come Find Yourself: 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition (Edsel)
3-CD Edition: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada TBD
3-CD/1-DVD/2-Vinyl Edition: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
Edsel expands the 1996 debut album of New York band Fun Lovin' Criminals to 3 CDs with rarities, live BBC radio session recordings and alternate mixes. The album introduced "King Of New York," "The Fun Lovin Criminal," "The Grave And The Constant" and the Quentin Tarantino dialogue-sampling single "Scooby Snacks" as well as a cover of "We Have All the Time in the World," the John Barry/Hal David theme to On Her Majesty's Secret Service. This deluxe set includes a 4,000-word liner note by Paul Lester based on recent interviews with band members. Also coming next month in a 12 x 12 Super Deluxe box set adding a DVD, 12-inch picture disc featuring an unreleased instrumental version of the original album and a 10-inch disc of BBC sessions!
Buck Owens, Buck 'Em! The Music of Buck Owens: Volumes One and Two (Omnivore) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
Omnivore collects both volumes - four CDs, total - of its Buck Owens anthology, Buck 'Em!, in one specially-priced package spanning 20 years and 100 tracks from the Bakersfield country hero! Classic country doesn't get much better than this.
Tammy Wynette, Bedtime Story/My Man (Cherry Red/Morello) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
There's more country gold this week from Cherry Red's Morello imprint with this two-for-one reissue of Tammy Wynette's 1972 albums produced by the legendary Billy Sherrill! Bedtime Story includes two C&W chart hits, the No. 1 title track and the No. 2 "Reach Out Your Hand." My Man includes three chart-topping singles, "Good Lovin'," "'Til I Get It Right" and the title track.
Bruce Broughton, The Rescuers Down Under: Original Soundtrack (Intrada) (Amazon U.S.)
Intrada expands the original 35-minute soundtrack album to Disney's 1990 animated film to 63 minutes, and adds an additional 10 minutes of alternate cues from Bruce Broughton's rousing adventure score. Shipping now from Intrada!
And thanks for the heads up on the Intrada release of "The Rescuers Down Under"! Fantastic score - will never forget that sweeping theme as the film opens and we rush through the Australian fields to Cody's home.. Huge fan, great news - happy to see since I had a feeling some of the lesser-known, wonderful soundtracks were not coming via Disney Legacy (Henry Mancini's "The Great Mouse Detective", e.g. - once released by Varese is long OOP - hint, hint for Intrada!) Love this newsletter!
Joe Marchese says
Thanks, Jeff! I'm thrilled about this release - and that Intrada has cracked the Disney animation nut! Let me heartily second the motion for "The Great Mouse Detective" - truly one of my all-time favorites and such an underrated score in the Mancini canon!
Murray Passarieu says
If any of you country fans out there don't have those Omnivore Buck Owens collections, y'all need them. Buck has been heavily anthologized already but these are the best collections yet. Interesting alt takes and really good live stuff throughout all the classic hits. I hope there's a volume 3 in the works to pick up some of the album tracks left behind on the first two volumes. A lot of the singles are in mono and that's awesome because the Sundazed reissues from a few years back, while great, were mostly in stereo.