12 x 7: The Singles Collection celebrates the late Amy Winehouse with all of her A- and B-sides, including the Ivor Novello Award winners "Stronger Than Me," "Rehab," and "Love Is a Losing Game," on 12 slabs of vinyl. Its twelve singles - totaling 23 sides (as Disc 12, "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus," doesn't have a B-side) - encompass both Winehouse's jazz-tinged/retro R&B originals as well as her interpretations of such classic songs as Carole King and Gerry Goffin's "Will You Still
"I'll take Manhattan in a garbage bag with Latin written on it that says "It's hard to give a shit these days..." Indeed, Lou Reed always gave off the vibe of someone who didn't give a shit - and moreover, someone who didn't take any shit. But beneath that hip veneer was an artist who cared deeply, and had the talents to express himself and his keenly-felt beliefs in song. He was ready for a new start in 1988 when he began recording his first album for Sire Records after his second stint at
Another Cyber Monday is here, which means one thing at Second Disc HQ: it's time to launch our annual Holiday Gift Guide, featuring a few of our favorite things for the music enthusiast in your life. Sure, we might not have included raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but we've filled the guide with more than 50 essential selections: box sets (such as the amazing Elton John title to your right!) as well as archival releases and Christmas music favorites that just might make great
Sorry, Mr. Rabbit - it seems that Trix aren't just for kids! Rhino is releasing Roxette's Bag of Trix: Music from the Roxette Vaults, a deep dive into the archives of the Swedish pop duo. This four-volume set to be released on 4 LPs, 3 CDs, and digital platforms features a wealth of rare material from Per Gessle and the late Marie Fredriksson. The set is already available digitally while the CD and vinyl versions arrive on December 11 (U.K.) and December 18 (U.S.).
This 75-disc box celebrates the great violinist's legacy at Columbia Records where he recorded the classical repertoire with such titans as Leonard Bernstein, Eugene Ormandy, and Andre Previn.
Dolly Parton is busier than ever today. In between releasing a new Christmas album, writing and scoring a Netflix film, and juggling various TV, musical, and theme park projects - not to mention philanthrophic work - Parton has rounded up lyrics to 175 songs. In the coffee table book Songteller, she shares those lyrics along with the stories behind the songs which include "9 to 5," "Jolene," "My Tennessee Mountain Home," "Coat of Many Colors," I Will Always Love You," and many more. The book
Chris Hillman has one of the most impressive C.V.s in rock. The four-time Grammy nominee and inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Byrds not only blazed trails with that band but with The Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band, and The Desert Rose Band. Now, on the heels of a recent, well-received tour celebrating The Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo as well as new and reissued solo works, Hillman has delivered an engrossing autobiography which
Want to impress the Anglophile pop lover in your life? Drop this beautiful coffee table book under the Christmas tree, and that loved one won't be disappointed. In this exquisite, LP-sized 268-page tome, author Andy Neill has explored every aspect of Ready Steady Go!, the famed British pop-rock show that aired on ITV Friday evenings in Great Britain between August 1963 and December 1966. While RSG! only lasted a relatively short period of time, its impact on music television was tremendous.
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! To our U.S. readers, we hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and to our readers around the world, we hope you're staying safe and enjoying a lot of great music in these most challenging of times. Cee Lo Green, Cee Lo's Magic Moment (Real Gone Music) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) Our friends at Real Gone Music have a Christmas-green color vinyl edition of Cee Lo's Magic Moment, the 2012 holiday album by neo-soul icon Cee Lo
Neil Young's second Archives box set arrives in a wide commercial release, dropping the oversized packaging and expansive book in favor of a slimmer package. The 10-CD box is sequenced chronologically to spotlight the astonishingly prolific period lovingly referred to as the Ditch Years. The box contains 131 tracks from Neil's personal archive. Of those, 12 songs have never been released by Neil in any form before, a further 49 songs are presented in previously unheard versions. And though
A SECOND DISC INTERVIEW: All I Need In Just A Song – Dave Mason Reflects on 50 Years With “Alone Together Again”
Magic was in the air in 1970 and it certainly reached Los Angeles' Sunset Sound, where Dave Mason, along with an array of new friends and some of the top session musicians around, recorded Alone Together. Though only 24 years old, Mason had plenty of experience under his belt. The multi-instrumentalist made a name for himself as part of Traffic, penning some of their best crossover material ("Hole in My Shoe," "Feelin' Alright?"). He also participated in sessions with The Rolling Stones
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Live in Maui (Experience Hendrix/Legacy) 2CD/Blu-ray: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 3LP/Blu-ray: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings have a brand-new collection that celebrates The Jimi Hendrix Experience's near-mythic performances on Maui, Hawaii in 1970. Live In Maui brings together audio and video with a new feature-length documentary called Music,
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Elton John, Jewel Box (EMI/UMe) 8CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Deep Cuts 4LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Rarities & B-Sides 3LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada And This Is Me... 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Elton John is reaching deep into the vault with Jewel Box, a new, super-sized collection of rare and unreleased material. The British pop legend's deep dive into his
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Elvis Costello and The Attractions, Armed Forces: Super Deluxe Edition (UMe) uDiscoverMusic Store: black / color Elvis Costello is revisiting his 1979 album in super-sized format. Armed Forces arrives today as a deluxe, slipcased 9-disc vinyl set with three 12-inch LPs, three 10-inch LPs, and three 7-inch singles including 23 previously unreleased live tracks and the complete contents of the previous Rhino/Edsel deluxe edition (with many
The hit West End revival of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins was halted in March by COVID-19, but its live cast recording was thankfully preserved earlier. This new album stars Zizi Strallen as the magical nanny, Charlie Stemp as Bert, and the legendary Petula Clark as The Bird Woman. The stage version of the classic book and film features The Sherman Brothers' beloved movie tunes as well as George Stiles and Anthony Drewe's new songs in that joyful spirit. Available on CD and
This long-awaited box from Sir Tom Jones - counting 17 discs, including 15 studio albums and two CDs of non-LP single and EP sides - boasts over 200 tracks and 10+ hours of music from Jones' classic Decca period of 1965-1975. It includes hits such as "What's New Pussycat?," "It's Not Unusual," "Help Yourself," "Green, Green Grass of Home," "Delilah," "She's a Lady," and many more. This collection from one of music's most enduring talents is housed in a flip-top box and contains an accompanying
Canadian pop-country chanteuse Anne Murray has selected 22 of her favorite Christmas songs drawn from her 1981-2008 holiday albums and placed them on The Ultimate Christmas Collection. With traditional carols and pop tunes alike, the set will be available on 1CD, 2LP, and digital formats.
When Rolling Stone named Athens, Georgia's R.E.M. as America's best band in 1987 - the same year they scored their first Top 10 hit and appeared in a documentary about the music of the city they formed in, they were quick to correct that record, giving the honor to Pylon, an alt-rock quartet that had been broken up for four years at that point. New West Records is now honoring the Pylon legacy with Pylon Box, a new 4LP set that collects the group's first two, newly-remastered albums,
A SECOND DISC EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Joni Mitchell’s Co-Producer Patrick Milligan Discusses New “Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 1” Box Set
"I was born to take the highway / I was born to chase a dream / Any road at all is my way / Any place is where I've been." So sings a young Joni Mitchell on "Born to Take the Highway," one of her earliest compositions. The 1965 road song is one of a staggering 29 previously unreleased tracks unearthed for a once-unthinkable project: a deep-dive into her archives. The first installment in the series, Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967), sees her chasing that dream. Out
The family of late jazz great Dave Brubeck has unearthed tapes with alternate versions and outtakes from the sessions for Dave Brubeck Quartet's seminal 1959 album Time Out. Now, Time Outtakes presents these never-before-heard recordings on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. Tracks include never-before-heard stabs at "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo a la Turk," plus the outtake "I'm in a Dancing Mood" and a jam based on "Watusi Drums." Among the eight tracks on the album is one of the group's studio
5-CD/Blu-ray/LP/12″ Box: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Your Local Record Shop 2-CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Your Local Record Shop CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Your Local Record Shop LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Your Local Record Shop Cat Stevens, a.k.a. Yusuf, is looking back at his 1970 multi-platinum classic Tea for the Tillerman in a new variety of 50th anniversary formats. The album cemented the artist's
4-CD/Blu-ray/LP/12″ Box: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Your Local Record Shop 2-CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Your Local Record Shop CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Your Local Record Shop LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Your Local Record Shop Cat Stevens revisits 1970's Mona Bone Jakon in a new, 50th anniversary edition arriving in a host of formats. The 4-CD/Blu-ray/LP 50th anniversary box set edition features a new
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Bruce Springsteen, Letter to You (Columbia) CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2-LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2-LP black with white swirl: Bruce Springsteen Online Store 2-LP grey: Your Local Record Shop The Boss returns with a new, long-awaited album featuring The E Street Band. Produced by Springsteen and his frequent collaborator Ron Aniello, it features original songs as well as his first recordings of
Steve Wynn (not the casino magnate!) is well known as a vocalist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, beginning as part of the renowned Paisley Underground outfit The Dream Syndicate. After the group folded, Wynn began a solo career that garnered critical acclaim and accolades from his legion of fans. Now, his solo career is being celebrated in a new, 11-CD box set from Real Gone Music called Decade. The expansive 166-track set chronicles Wynn's career with deluxe versions of the albums he
Hybrid SACD: Impex / Elusive Disc / Amazon U.S. LP: Impex / Elusive Disc / Amazon Links TBD Audiophile specialty label Impex Records celebrates Sing and Dance with a deluxe 70th anniversary limited edition vinyl LP and hybrid SACD. Both feature the full album alongside rare and previously unreleased bonus tracks. These include outtakes, orchestra-only cuts, and alternate vocal takes recorded during the tracking of the album. Due to the additional time allowed on the SACD format compared