It's no "Video Killed The Radio Star" on MTV, but it's still pretty cool! On January 11, 2010, a very simple WordPress version of The Second Disc opened its digital doors. In the eight years since, a lot of stuff about the business has changed - back then, there were still four major music labels, and streaming music wasn't really a thing in the U.S. - but we think one thing has remained consistent: this has remained a hub for enthusiastic coverage of reissues, compilations, box sets and all sorts of archival music, not to mention a celebration of the people who do good work in that field. (Even in our wildest dreams, Joe and I never imagined we could reasonably claim to be among that group!)
So, to celebrate eight years of The Second Disc, we've got a considerable amount of prizes to give away from one of our favorite labels, Varese Sarabande!
They've given us 15 - count, 'em 15! - bundles featuring their recent CD reissue of Chuck Berry's Rockit (1979) and a 40th anniversary edition of the soundtracks to Smokey and The Bandit and its sequel, available for the first time on CD! We've also got 20 copies of the newly-expanded soundtrack to 1984's Thief of Hearts, featuring original music by Melissa Manchester, Giorgio Moroder and Harold Faltermeyer! That's 35 prizes we're giving away - not divisible by eight, but who cares?!
As usual, winning is super-easy, though we've added a fun little twist: simply LIKE our Facebook page, and head over to Varese Sarabande's page and do the same! Then, here's the fun part: on our Varese giveaway post on our FB page, tell us your eight favorite reissues, compilations, box sets or any archival music sets between the start of 2010 and today! Once you like both pages and tell us your favorite reissues since The Second Disc started plugging away, you'll automatically be entered to win! (Of course, If you've entered our previous giveaways or already like both pages, all you have to do is answer the question above, and you'll be entered. Remember, BOTH pages must be "LIKED" and a comment left on our page with your eight favorite reissues since 2010 in order to win!
Of course, we're not limiting this amazing giveaway just to our Facebook friends! Send an e-mail to theseconddisc AT gmail DOT com with the subject line "Eight Great Years," your eight favorite reissues since we started reporting, plus your name and mailing address, and you'll also be entered to win!
We're giving you eight days to enter; the contest ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on the evening of Friday, January 19. We'll then pick 15 random winners for the Chuck Berry/Smokey bundle, and 20 winners for Thief of Hearts will be selected. The contest is open to all U.S. residents. Only one entry per person. If you've won a Second Disc giveaway in the last 60 days, you are ineligible for this contest. All winners at sole discretion of The Second Disc. And of course, this contest is NOT affiliated with or endorsed by Facebook. Winner will be notified the week of January 22 via Facebook and The Second Disc, so remember to check back!
Good luck - and thanks for reading us after these eight wonderful years! We can't tell you how much it means to us.