Rhino will next month urge fans to "get the message" by reissuing and expanding their collection devoted to British dance-pop supergroup Electronic. Get the Message: The Best of Electronic, originally released in 2006, will be revisited as a new double-vinyl pressing or a 2CD edition pairing the original 15-track compilation alongside another 15 rare remixes and B-sides. The acclaimed sound of the group was almost tailor-made to surprise fans who came across early U.K. hits like "Getting Away
UPDATE (8/21/2022): More than a year after its release, fans' patience has paid off with a CD version of this title available through Needle Mythology. Orders (including vinyl and t-shirt merch bundles) will be shipped with a free enamel badge of the album's cover art and are expected to ship around October 20. ORIGINAL POST (6/1/2022): Two of the best-loved songwriters of the Antipodes are celebrating their brotherly partnership in a new deluxe vinyl package. Finn, the first album credited
Those with warm, unsoiled memories of the '90s pop-punk explosion won't have any reason to dump on a newly-announced box set edition of Green Day's breakthrough album Dookie, released ahead of the album's 30th anniversary next year. The 4CD or 6LP edition, coming out September 29, features the original album alongside a collection of unreleased demos and rare outtakes, plus two live sets: the trio's infamous, mud-soaked performance at Woodstock '94 (released on vinyl for the album's 25th
Send Out the Clowns: Real Gone, Second Disc Revisit "Music to Freak Your Friends and Break Your Lease" In Time for Halloween
Tired of "Monster Mash"? Through with calling "Ghostbusters"? If your Halloween playlist is begging for something different, Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records have you covered! On October 6, you can look no further than the frightfully fun Music to Freak Your Friends and Break Your Lease. Don't believe us? Take The Bride of Frankenstein's word for it - she's on the cover! One of the most unusual records of all time, this "Symphony for Tape Delay, IBM Instruction Manual, & Ohm
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, featuring a selection of the new titles available today! Aerosmith, Greatest Hits [Various Formats] (UMe) CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 3CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Limited Edition CD: Official Store LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Deluxe 2LP: Official Store 4LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Deluxe 4LP: Official
CHVRCHES have really had some moments in the last few years. The Scottish electronic trio has toured relentlessly, working up enough presence to secure a new deal away from longtime indie home Glassnote, signing to Island Records in 2022. And the band are celebrating with a well-earned rest: frontwoman Lauren Mayberry is releasing her first solo music and supporting it with a tour this fall. But CHVRCHES proper is all about celebration this season, specifically the 10th anniversary of their
Break out your speakers and climb aboard: another remix of an XTC album by Steven Wilson is coming to CD and Blu-ray this fall. Following expanded remixes of Drums and Wires, Black Sea, Skylarking, Oranges & Lemons and Nonsuch as well as the Dukes of Stratosphear collection Psurroundabout Ride, Wilson has worked his stereo and surround magic on one of the two missing releases in that 1980-1992 run: The Big Express. The CD/Blu-ray set, available September 22, features the new mixes of the
"The sound of this thing was like, 'We're breaking some new ground here.'" Earlier this year, musician-arranger-bandleader Tom Scott of the L.A. Express reminisced to the U.K.'s MOJO magazine about working with Joni Mitchell on her 1972 album For the Roses. Indeed, Scott realized early on that the merging of folk and jazz sensibilities was about to take the singer-songwriter's music to the next level. Mitchell's creatively groundbreaking 1972-1975 albums - For the Roses, Court and Spark (1974),
A1 on the Jukebox: 7a Reissues Dave Edmunds and Rockpile's "Tracks on Wax 4" and "Repeat When Necessary"
Throughout a career spanning six decades, Dave Edmunds never strayed far from the primal power of genuine rock-and-roll. After stints in various bands - most notably, Love Sculpture - the Welsh singer-guitarist struck out on his own and scored a U.K. Christmas chart-topper in 1970 with a cover of Dave Bartholomew's "I Hear You Knocking." In January 1972, he released his first solo album: Rockpile. Its title would figure prominently in Edmunds' future as he co-founded a band of that name with
In recent months, Cherry Red's El imprint has turned its attention to a pair of legendary American composers. Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) and Burt Bacharach (1928-2023) were born just a decade apart, though Bacharach lived more than three decades longer than Bernstein. Neither man was born in New York City, but both created much of their remarkable work there. Both were proud Jewish Americans, and both wrote for the musical theatre. An American in New York: Leonard Bernstein - The City
Rhino recently launched its Rhino High Fidelity series of audiophile-quality vinyl titles. Now, the label has announced the next two titles in that line: Van Morrison's His Band and the Street Choir and the late Jaco Pastorius' Word of Mouth. Both albums' lacquers have been cut by Kevin Gray and pressed on 180-gram vinyl by Optimal; the releases are limited and numbered to 5,000 units sold exclusively at Rhino.com in the U.S. and in select stores overseas. Van Morrison's third album for
When Elvis Presley said Aloha from Hawaii 50 years ago, the whole world was watching - or close to it. The King, fashionably late, stepped onstage at Honolulu's International Center (capacity at the time: roughly 6,000) at 1:00 a.m. on January 14, 1973 for a scheduled 12:30 a.m. concert. Satellites were beaming the program to a reported audience of over one billion. Another fanciful claim by Colonel Parker? Perhaps. But Aloha was a technological achievement. It was the most expensive
Merry Christmas, Baby: Johnny Mathis Celebrates the Holiday Season with New Studio Album "Christmas Time Is Here"
Johnny Mathis is known the world over as The Voice of Romance, but the legendary vocalist deserves another title, as well: The Voice of Christmas. Mathis' very first holiday album, 1958's Merry Christmas, sold over five million copies and remains one of the biggest-selling Christmas albums of all time. Now, Mathis is back with his first album since 2017 and his first yuletide set in a decade. Christmas Time Is Here arrives on October 13 in CD and digital formats from Legacy Recordings and
Already enjoying a burgeoning solo career after his time with the alt-country group Drive-By Truckers, Jason Isbell established a presence as one of the genre's most intriguing performers with his fourth album Southeastern, released in 2013. Ten years later, he's revisiting the record in a deluxe edition. The remastered and expanded Southeastern will combine the original album with two alternate listens: a disc featuring demo versions of every track on the album and a set
I Ain't Gonna Worry: Motown Preps Digital Deluxe for 50th Anniversary of Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On'
No need to hold back for so long: Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On will be celebrated this month with a digital deluxe edition packed with unreleased tracks. Following the stirring social consciousness of his last album, 1971's What's Going On, Gaye used the musical canvas to dive deep into matters of the bedroom. Romance, carnal desire and the intersections between the two were explored in sessions split between Motown's Detroit studio - including contributions and their newly constructed
Storyteller, songwriter, guitarist, musicologist, singer: throughout a career spanning the 1950s through the present day, Jaime Royal "Robbie" Robertson wore many hats. The Toronto-born musician joined his first band in 1956 and attracted the attention of Ronnie "The Hawk" Hawkins in 1959. Hawkins liked what he heard, and recorded two of the teenaged Robertson's songs in 1959. Before long, he was playing in Hawkins' band alongside fellow Canadians Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, and Garth Hudson,
The last few weekends have seen moviegoers pouring back into theaters thanks to the head-to-head blockbusters Barbie and Oppenheimer. Their dual openings made for one of the highest-grossing non-holiday weekends ever, and the talents of Greta Gerwig (co-writer/director of the zingy comedy based on the popular doll) and Christopher Nolan (writer/director of the epic biopic about the man who spearheaded America's creation of the atomic bomb) have already netted a cumulative $1 billion at the box
Jason Mraz's debut album Waiting for My Rocket to Come (2002), released amid a new wave of witty but sensitive acoustic rockers, became a major hit thanks to the irresistible single "The Remedy (I Won't Worry)." But the lead single to follow-up Mr. A-Z (2005), the self-effacing "Wordplay," pretty accurately predicted a sophomore slump. How would he bounce back? The answer, it turns out, was right in front of him. How that turnaround played out is the subject of a new deluxe reissue coming
Van Halen fans were on pins and needles in the spring of 1986, when the California rockers replaced iconoclastic vocalist David Lee Roth with former Montrose frontman/rhythm guitarist Sammy Hagar. This unexpected partnership will be examined in full on a box set offering the first ever remastered editions of the group's Hagar-led albums on vinyl and CD - plus some bonus material, to boot. The Collection II, released October 6, is a sequel to Warner/Rhino's 2015 box containing new remasters of
It's that time of year again, when news turns to all things Christmas! Craft Recordings has recently announced a new reissue of a beloved yuletide album. 1996's A Dave Brubeck Christmas was the great pianist-composer's only full-length holiday offering; on September 22, it will return to print as a 2-LP set at 45 RPM pressed on 180-gram vinyl, with lacquers cut by Ryan Smith. Brubeck (1920-2012) joined the Telarc label in 1993 and recorded prolifically for the label through 2006 in various
Baby Let's Swing: Rhino Celebrates 45 Years with Limited Edition Reissues from Doors, Aretha, Otis, Todd, Chicago, Ramones, More
Since its founding 45 years ago by Richard Foos and Harold Bronson, Rhino Records has established itself as the gold standard in catalogue music. Though much has changed over the decades, the label still maintains a prodigious schedule of releases which has lately encompassed such top-tier titles as Joni Mitchell's Archives series, the Quadio line of reissues, deluxe editions from Little Feat, and a host of Record Store Day releases. Now, to celebrate its anniversary, Rhino has announced the
The Replacements have teamed up with Rhino for their fourth mega-box set edition of a classic album from their catalogue. After heavy-duty expansions of debut Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash, Pleased to Meet Me and a reorganized version of Don't Tell a Soul called Dead Man's Pop, the Minneapolis punk legends have announced the "Let It Bleed" edition of Tim, their first album for a major label and their last featuring the original band lineup. The 4CD/1LP box set will hit stores on
Cherry Red Round-Up: SoulMusic Celebrates Randy Crawford, Grapefruit Collects The Complete First Class
In today's Cherry Red Round-Up: titles from the SoulMusic, Grapefruit, and Cherry Pop labels! Throughout a recording career spanning, roughly, 1972-2008, Randy Crawford refused to be pigeonholed. Gifted with a versatile, expressive voice, Randy straddled the worlds of jazz and soul while dipping her toes into funk, pop, dance, and rock; her collaborators include George Benson, Al Jarreau, Steve Hackett, Rick Springfield, David Sanborn, and Joe Sample and The Crusaders. SoulMusic Records
In today's pop music survey, an honest-to-God band succeeding is something of a rarity and worth celebrating. British iconoclasts The 1975 will do just that next month, celebrating the 10th anniversary of their self-titled debut album with a pair of deluxe editions on CD and vinyl. The LP that introduced the world to singer/songwriter Matty Healy, drummer/producer George Daniel, guitarist Adam Hann and bassist Ross MacDonald will be reissued in the U.K. by Universal Music Recordings on
OUT TOMORROW! Second Disc, Real Gone Celebrate Spinners, Thom Bell's "Complete Atlantic Singles 1972-1979"
Could it be you're falling in love? Tomorrow, just three months before their long-awaited induction into the 2023 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the world-renowned Spinners will be celebrated by Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records with The Complete Atlantic Singles: The Thom Bell Productions 1972-1979. This definitive 2-CD anthology presents every one of the quintet's beloved A- and B-sides helmed by Thom Bell on Atlantic Records during that halcyon period-with each and every