Welcome to The Weekend Stream, a relaxing weekly review of notable digital-only catalogue titles. There may be no CD or vinyl, but there's plenty of great new/old music to discover! A lighter week nonetheless has some fun new digital debuts, including bonus-packed reissues from Belinda Carlisle and a sequel to a classic live jazz album.
Belinda Carlisle, Heaven on Earth (Deluxe Edition) / Runaway Horses (Deluxe Edition) (MCA/UMe)
Expanded by Edsel many years ago, the second and third solo albums by the Go-Go's frontwoman - featuring the hits "Heaven is a Place on Earth," "I Get Weak," "Circle in the Sand" and "Leave a Light On" - are now digitally available with plenty of original single versions and remixes.
Burl Ives, The Versatile Burl Ives! / Sunshine in My Soul: Songs Of Joy / Singin' Easy / Burl / True Love / Sings Pearly Shells and Other Favorites / My Gal Sal / On the Beach At Waikiki (Decca)
Versatile: iTunes / Amazon
Sunshine: iTunes / Amazon
Singin': iTunes / Amazon
Burl: iTunes / Amazon
True Love: iTunes / Amazon
Pearly Shells: iTunes / Amazon
My Gal Sal: iTunes / Amazon
Waikiki: iTunes / Amazon
Burl Ives' affable, sonorous voice was starting to lend itself country music in the early '60s after years of folk repertoire. These eight albums, released between 1961 and 1964, are now available for the first time.
Recorded live at the Warfield in San Francisco the day after the trio's celebrated 1981 acoustic jazz album, Saturday Night in San Francisco was released physically by Impex earlier this summer, and it's available digitally now.
The 1971 debut album from this British prog group wasn't a strong seller - but after the band's demise, founding member/bassist Cliff Williams soon joined a very different British rock band with a slightly more elevated international profile.