Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up!
Reba McEntire, Rumor Has It: 30th Anniversary Edition (MCA Nashville)
Reba McEntire expands her 1990 album in a new anniversary edition with two bonus tracks on CD (an acoustic take of Bobbie Gentry’s “Fancy” recorded at the Ryman Auditorium and a dance remix of the song by Dave Audé) and one on vinyl (the acoustic recording). Read more here!
The Duprees, The Coed Albums: You Belong to Me/Have You Heard (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
The Best of The Crests Featuring Johnny Mastro (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
Adam Wade, The Coed Albums: And Then Came Adam/Adam and Evening (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
Omnivore Recordings continues its series of Coed Records releases with three more titles: albums collections from The Duprees and Adam Wade; and a vintage best-of from Johnny Mastro (later Maestro) and The Crests. Read our review of The Duprees’ and The Rivieras’ volumes of The Coed Singles here, and get more details on today’s titles here!
The classic bluegrass band releases its first album in 25 years. Old Road New Again features not just bluegrass but also country-rock, folk/Americana, and pop as the band welcomes such guests as Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Herb Pedersen, Ricky Skaggs, Sharon and Cheryl White, and Sam Bush.
Tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine’s 1962 classic featuring Les McCann, Herbie Lewis, and Otis Finch returns to vinyl in this addition to the Blue Note Tone Poet series featuring all-analog mastering, gatefold packaging, and 180-gram vinyl.
Demon’s Crimson Productions has a reissue with new artwork of Michael Bublé’s pre-fame recordings for the 2001 film Totally Blonde. This CD/DVD package has his music on CD and seven music videos from the young, would-be superstar on the DVD.
MoFi has a stereo hybrid SACD (playable on all CD players) of Harry Nilsson’s 1971 Richard Perry-produced breakthrough featuring “Without You” and “Coconut.” This edition is limited to 2,500 units.
Sony Classical has a new 14-CD box set collecting conductor Fritz Reiner’s classic recordings leading the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for the Columbia label. The set also includes the recordings he made after leaving Pittsburgh for New York in 1948 to become a principal conductor at the Metropolitan Opera.
This compilation brings together 14 movie favorites from pianist Lang Lang including “Moon River,” “The Entertainer,” “Tonight,” “Live and Let Die,” and themes from Spider-Man, The Hateful Eight, Gladiator, and more. Lindsey Stirling and Herbie Hancock guest.
Melissa Manchester and Carole Bayer Sager’s classic song of uplift and inspiration has gotten a new lease on life via Melissa’s new, reimagined interpretation – the first single to preview her upcoming album RE:VIEW. Poignant and powerful, “Just You and I” features contributions from saxophone great Gerald Albright and the talented singers and musicians of Glendora, CA’s Citrus Community College (where Manchester serves as Artist-in-Residence). A beautiful new music video underscoring the composition’s relevance in the here and now can be viewed here. The complete RE:VIEW album will showcase Melissa’s new recordings of her timeless hits, original material, and songs she’s never previously recorded. One thing is certain: all of the tracks will reflect where this passionate artist is today – musically, spiritually, and personally.