While The Second Disc prides itself on connecting people to reissues and box sets they can keep on their shelves, it’s no secret that listening audiences are also digital – catalogue music lovers, too – and our passion is connecting people to music from the past that they might adore. So we’re introducing a new Saturday feature: The Weekend Stream, which focuses on hidden gems that recently made it to digital channels that might make your playlists a little brighter!
While Train have been making increasingly smoothed out pop albums (seven Top 10 LPs in total), their breakthrough Drops of Jupiter still has some spit and polish to it, thanks in part to Brendan O’Brien’s production and stirring string arrangements from the late, legendary arranger Paul Buckmaster. The title track was an inescapable Top 5 hit and, at Second Disc HQ, went all the way back from nagging elevator music to oddly emotional when it featured in the underrated tragicomedy Other People. For Train completists – wherever you may be – the album now features six rare B-sides on an expanded digital-only package.
We were…not expecting this remix of the lead single from Wilson’s The Future Bites. Beloved as both a remixer and an engineer, he clearly gets the CHIC sound better than one might guess – and that distinctive guitar is welcome on nearly any song.