Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up featuring Second Disc Records’ very first title of 2016, plus more fantastic releases from our partners at Real Gone Music and titles from Brian Wilson, The Cars, and more!
We know that you all know about this one…it’s the ultimate celebration of Bobby Darin’s time at Motown Records on 2 CDs, newly remastered from the original analog tapes by Kevin Reeves and featuring my liner notes based on new interviews with Smokey Robinson and Jerry Marcellino! Most of this material is making its debut on CD, and it’s Darin as you’ve never heard him before. Bobby would have turned 80th on May 14, but his rich legacy of music lives on!
Dan Fogelberg, The Definitive Anthology (2-CD Set) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) / Johnny Paycheck, Take This Job and Shove It-The Definitive Collection (2-CD Set) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
These two Definitive anthologies celebrate the careers of the late Dan Fogelberg and Johnny Paycheck with newly remastered audio on both titles from Vic Anesini at Battery Studios!
The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) / The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Music, You All (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
Real Gone has two 1970 classics from Cannonball Adderley at his fusion finest making their first appearances on CD!
Real Gone also has a pair of two-fers from both The Beau Brummels and The Staple Singers!
Cactus, Cactus (Limited 180-Gram Vinyl Edition) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) / The Return of the Living Dead: Original Soundtrack (Limited Translucent Green Vinyl Edition) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
Next up, a limited edition 180-gram vinyl edition of 1970’s self-titled Cactus, featuring the Vanilla Fudge rhythm section of bassist Tim Bogert and drummer Carmine Appice, Amboy Dukes vocalist Rusty Day, an guitarist Jim McCarty, late of the Detroit Wheels; plus a horror classic also hits vinyl!
Real Gone concludes its reissue of the entire Dick’s Picks series back where it all started, with Volume One: the December 1, 1973 Tampa concert featuring what’s considered to be the Dead’s best-ever performance of “Here Comes Sunshine” and more!
The Cars, Moving in Stereo: The Best of The Cars (Elektra/Rhino)
Moving in Stereo: The Best of The Cars, a new single-disc compilation, rounds up the best of the band’s output from their entire career, including their incredible run on Elektra Records and even the band’s 2011 effort Move Like This. (That last record was, of course, only a partial reunion, after the passing of vocalist/bassist Benjamin Orr in 2000.) The collection includes 18 tracks, including the rare single mix of “I’m Not the One” included on the band’s original Greatest Hits album, and two unreleased tracks: a live version of “Everything You Say” from the band’s final Elektra albumDoor to Door (1987) and a remix of “Sad Song” from Move Like This. Ted Jensen has remastered under Ric Ocasek’s supervision. Available on CD and vinyl. Read more here!
Salvo brings the 2015 Soundstage television program starring Brian Wilson, taped in Las Vegas, to a CD/DVD package. The concert united Wilson with Al Jardine, Blondie Chaplin, Billy Hinsche and various special guests to celebrate his legendary songbook and his new album No Pier Pressure. The CD features 19 tracks, and the DVD has 25 plus two bonus tracks and additional interview footage. Amazon U.S. is currently showing this title as available only via third-party sellers; Amazon U.K. has it directly for a very reasonable price, as well!
Esoteric looks back at the short but electrifying career of Birmingham’s The Move with these comprehensive, remastered and expanded reissues! Debut album The Move has been expanded to 3 CDs with 52 (!) bonus tracks, while sophomore LP Shazam! gets the 2-CD treatment with 37 bonus cuts. Both titles have previously unreleased tracks. Watch for full coverage of both of these titles very soon!
Ryan Adams’ debut solo album from 2000 is expanded with unreleased outtakes, pre-album demos, exclusive photos, and a never-before-released DVD of a solo acoustic club show from 2000.
The supergroup of Stephen Stills, Barry Goldberg and Kenny Wayne Shepherd returns with a new outing, Pierced Arrow, featuring the band’s rootsy blues-rock! Also available on vinyl. Note that the U.K. edition above has three additional tracks while Amazon U.S. has an exclusive vinyl edition signed by all three members!
The Unusual girl and Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist returns with Detour, a country-flavored offering recorded in Nashville and featuring guests Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Jewel, and Willie Nelson on classic C&W songs from the 1940s-1960s and more. Also available on vinyl.