Earlier this year, Mobile Fidelity announced a pair of remasters to add to their excellent Gain 2 Ultra Analog LP reissue series: one, an often lambasted psych-rock staple, the other a landmark in lushly orchestrated cool jazz. Though Iron Butterfly's In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida and Miles Davis' interpretations of Porgy and Bess couldn't be much further apart stylistically, they not only shine on their own merits, but when taken together, these 180-gram reissues demonstrate the breadth of MoFi's
This Friday, Craft Recordings will release the vinyl debut of Joni Mitchell's most recent studio album, Shine. With excellent music that carries even more weight in 2020, RTI-pressed 180-gram vinyl, and beautiful packaging, this LP is one for Joni's many fans to treasure. Mitchell's artistry proved prescient on Shine, originally released in 2007 on the Hear Music label. Thematically, Shine is not far removed from Dog Eat Dog, her searing critique of Reagan-era policies and corporate greed.
The multi-hyphenate guitarist, keyboardist, singer, songwriter, and producer Trevor Rabin has garnered a reputation for his groundbreaking work in rock and in soundtrack music. After getting his start in the successful South African pop group Rabbitt, Rabin broke away on his own with a trio of well-received solo albums and began a career as a record producer. He then teamed up with Cinema, made up of ex-Yes members Alan White and Chris Squire. Bassist Squire had heard some of Rabin's demos
Cherry Red has proven once again that between all their subsidiary labels, they are a haven for diverse and excellent reissues. In the past few months, their RPM label has announced an extensive, 3-CD collection of The Everly Brothers' genre-expanding mid-'60s recordings, while Esoteric is set to release a 4-CD reissue of Renaissance's Turn of the Cards and a 3-CD/DVD box of Jim Capaldi's solo work late of Traffic. Out now in the U.K. and available this Friday in North America is the most
Good news for all you good, good people: Brit-pop group Embrace's Drawn From Memory and If You've Never Been will soon be reissued on vinyl for the first time since their original release through Craft Recordings. Like Oasis and The Verve before them, Embrace became a pop sensation in the late-'90s, with anthemic songs, catchy riffs, and sweeping rockers. They honed their talents on-stage and in the studio with their first singles in 1997, and their debut album from 1998, The Good Will Out.
Sweet news incoming... If you're a connoisseur of all things psychedelic, prepare to feel like a kid in a candy shop. Mobile Fidelity, the boutique audiophile label, has announced a special reissue of Vanilla Fudge's seminal, self-titled psych-rock debut. Limited to just 3,000 copies, this numbered 2-LP, 45-rpm pressing features Vanilla Fudge in its original mono mix, remastered from the original master tapes with the impeccable attention to detail that's given MoFi their reputation in the
British rockers Status Quo recently celebrated a trio of their '80s and '90s works. UMC has reissued Perfect Remedy (1989), Rock 'Til You Drop (1991), and Thirsty Work (1994) in deluxe expanded editions. Each features a selection of B-sides, alternate versions, single edits, hard-to-find rarities, and newly unearthed live material. The 3-CD Perfect Remedy boasts the premiere of 16 tracks recorded at The N.E.C. Arena, Birmingham in December 1989. The 3-CD edition of Rock 'Til You Drop marks
It's no doubt been a long and winding road for fans, but the wait for the much-anticipated Peter Jackson film on the making of The Beatles' Let It Be album is almost over. Jackson has combed through more than fifty hours of film and 140 hours of audio recordings to create his reworked documentary. The result will be called The Beatles: Get Back and is set to be released in theaters nationwide on September 4, thanks to a distribution deal with Disney. The feature boasts a wealth of
As the music world continues to feel the ramifications of the global COVID-19 pandemic, it's been announced that Record Store Day 2020 will be postponed to June 20th. This follows meetings with store owners and distributors where it was decided that the delay would be in the best interests of customers and stores worldwide. "We think this gives stores around the world the best chance to have a profitable, successful Record Store Day," representatives said in a statement, "while taking into
The late Irish guitar hero Rory Gallagher (1948-1995) is well known for his live albums, and now UMC has added a new one to the Gallagher canon. Out now, Check Shirt Wizard: Live in '77 is available as a 2-CD or 3-LP set. Each configuration features 20 previously unreleased recordings from Gallagher's 1977 U.K. tour including performances from the Brighton Dome, Sheffield City Hall, the Hammersmith Odeon, and Newcastle City Hall. The set boasts incendiary versions of his then-most-recent
And the Record Store Day news keeps coming! BMG has announced their list of releases to be found in shops April 18 and it's a great lineup. If you're looking for live Emerson, Lake and Palmer; a very cool Motorhead shaped picture disc; the beautiful sounds of Ravi Shankar in collaboration with George Harrison; or classics from The Kinks - BMG has you covered! Let's take a closer look at all their offerings... Ravi Shankar, Chants of India For the first time on vinyl, Ravi
Here at Second Disc HQ, we've been thrilled by the news of amazing releases coming from all the labels this Record Store Day 2020, and UMe's slate of 20+ titles is no exception. With a new definitive vinyl edition of Paul McCartney's debut, a tenth-anniversary celebration of Ellie Goulding's Lights, a Cat Stevens rarity making its vinyl debut, an expanded Elton John, a reissue of an impossible-to-find CTI Jazz album, and many more, fans will want to line up bright and early to secure their
The ever-eclectic label Real Gone Music has announced their lineup for Record Store Day and whether you like '90s glam, Australian alt-rock, jazz-funk, or a nod to metal pioneers, there's something for everyone arriving to your local record store on Saturday, April 18! We've got more details from the label below! Gene Russell, New Direction (Limited to 1,500 copies worldwide) 'The first album released from the most sought-after label, bar none, among jazz collectors! Black
Sony Music's Legacy Recordings division has announced the titles they'll be releasing for the annual Record Store Day festivities. Hitting shelves April 18 will be a slew of genre- and decade-spanning albums from Miles Davis, Cheap Trick, TLC, Judas Priest, Tyler the Creator, Pink Floyd and more! Here's the official word from Legacy! Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, today announces another sensational line-up of vinyl for release on Record Store Day (April
Rhino, the label that manages the catalogue of the Warner family of labels, has announced its upcoming Record Store Day releases. A mouth-watering 29 titles will hit shops on April 18, available exclusively at brick-and-mortar locations. These include the previously announced David Bowie titles; a rare live set from Alice Cooper; rarities from Jethro Tull; a box of John Prine's early albums; a set of core Notorious BIG records; BBC sessions from The Pogues, New Order, and Hawkwind; a
Well, it's the first week of March and that can only mean one thing for vinyl aficionados: Record Store Day news is here! Today and in the week ahead, we'll continue spotlighting the releases to look forward to, including what's coming from our friends from across the pond at Cherry Red. For the Record Store Day festivities, Cherry Red will be offering up live rarities from Humble Pie, Dinosaur Jr., and The Fall, a soundtrack from The Residents making its vinyl debut, a rare EP from Ben Watt
Omnivore Recordings has announced their Record Store Day titles, available at your favorite record shops on April 18! Rarities from Andrew Gold, demos by America, and a live set from New Riders of the Purple Sage will be available on shelves! Here's more from Omnivore... https://youtu.be/gwtQFVy-xWg Omnivore Recordings has announced its titles for Record Store Day 2020, to be held April 18 at brick-and-mortar record retailers throughout the U.S. and around the world.
A lost session from a revered acoustic guitarist, Robbie Basho, is set to arrive April 3 from Real Gone Music. Songs of the Great Mystery: The Lost Vanguard Sessions adds a new chapter to the man's work that's sure to stun fans and new initiates, too. On the Mount Rushmore of innovative acoustic guitar players, you'd likely find John Fahey, Leo Kottke, Michael Hedges...and one Robbie Basho. Though he never rose to the same prominence as Kottke or Fahey (who signed Basho to the Takoma
For years, the El imprint of Cherry Red has been collecting all the strangest and most fascinating avant-garde classical pieces, electronic experiments, and oddball rarities for a fervent group of admirers. Though their releases can be a little esoteric, El's collections have always been able to welcome in new listeners. And now, they offer what might be the essential introduction to twentieth-century avant-garde and classical (at least for listeners tuned to popular music). It's called I'd
Few singers could conjure as much emotion through words and tone as Nina Simone. While many of her best-known albums from the '60s and '70s have become widely available in recent years, music from her ex-U.S. years have been much harder to find. Among the most sought-after is Fodder On My Wings, a 1982 album originally released on the French label Carrere. Decades out-of-print on a major label, the album will be re-released by Verve and UMe - complete with new cover art - on April 3. Whether
If blues-rock, jams, and prog are your bag, you'll want to mark March 27 on your calendar. Real Gone Music is set to release a hard-to-find Bay Area pysch-rock LP from Sopwith Camel, a stellar blues-rock effort by Martha Velez featuring music royalty, and the latest entry in their Grateful Dead reissue series with Road Trips Vol. 3, No. 2: Austin 11/15/71. The Grateful Dead title arrives as a 2-CD set, presenting a smoldering show performed not long after Keith Godchaux joined the band.
In 1999, Rhino Handmade released The Complete Fun House Sessions, a 7-CD box set that included almost every take from The Stooges' sophomore effort, Fun House. Now, the label will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fun House with a luxurious vinyl box set, due July 17. Fun House - 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition includes a newly remastered 2-LP, 45rpm presentation of the landmark album alongside the vinyl debut of the Complete Fun House Sessions. Available exclusively through Rhino.com, the
On March 6, UMC will revisit Simple Minds' 1989 album with Street Fighting Years to the tune of a 4-CD box set. The cinematic Trevor Horn and Stephen Lipson-produced LP featured the band's first U.K. No. 1, "Belfast Child," even as the group underwent personnel changes. This expanded edition is the latest in UMC's ongoing Simple Minds reissue series and features a newly remastered version of the album (undertaken by Andrew Walters at Abbey Road Studios) alongside a disc of B-sides, edits and
Unreleased David Bowie concert tapes will be dusted off after 45 years in the vault and released for Record Store Day 2020, Parlophone has announced. I'm Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74) puts the spotlight on the period between Diamond Dogs and Young Americans as Bowie began embracing the sounds of Philadelphia and emerged with a new reconfigured group, new stage design, and new songs to perform. The 2-LP or 2-CD set draws from recently discovered tapes of performances at the Michigan Palace
Guitarist, songwriter, and singer Richard Thompson and his then-wife, the rich-toned singer Linda Thompson, released an incredible trio of albums for Island Records in the '70s: I Want To See the Bright Lights Tonight (1974), Hokey Pokey, and Pour Down Like Silver (both 1975). On March 27, these three much-loved folk-rock records will arrive on vinyl once more, this time on new 180-gram pressings. For those who have heard these albums before, they need no introduction. If somehow