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
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, featuring a selection of the new titles available today! Elvis Presley, Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite: 50th Anniversary Edition (RCA/Legacy) 3CD/1BD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Elvis Presley's seminal 1973 returns for its 50th anniversary in a new box set. This edition takes its cues from the audio contents of last year's 3-CD release from the mail-order Follow That Dream label
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
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
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, featuring a selection of the new titles in stores today! Spinners, The Complete Atlantic Singles: The Thom Bell Productions 1972-1979 (Real Gone/Second Disc) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Real Gone Music) This definitive 2-CD anthology from upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Spinners presents every one of the quintet's beloved A- and B-sides helmed by the late, great Thom Bell on Atlantic Records, with each and
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
WHAM! The dance-pop duo's name immediately called to mind the fantastical, onomatopoeic pop art exclamations that would appear on the '60s Batman television show. George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley had everything going for them: good looks, great voices, and a knack for pure pop songcraft. In a mere handful of years, WHAM! launched nearly a dozen singles into the Top 10 of the U.K. singles chart. - a lucky seven entries. Their first album was entitled Fantastic; it was. The second was Make It
Frank Zappa's 1969 LP Hot Rats remains among the late composer-bandleader's most accessible albums. Blending bluesy electric rock with jazz, it makes a fine introduction to his sometimes-daunting discography. But those looking for more might not have known exactly where to start. Certain elements of the Hot Rats sound would crop up in the maestro's future discography, but a proper sequel was never released. It's only been recently revealed, however, that one was recorded...more or less.
Here Comes Sunshine: Grateful Dead's "Wake of the Flood" 50th Anniversary Edition Coming in September
Grateful Dead's sixth studio album, 1973's Wake of the Flood, in some ways represented a new beginning for the band. Not only was it the first release on their Grateful Dead Records label, but it was their first LP following the passing of founding member Ron "Pigpen" McKernan and the (temporary) departure of drummer Mickey Hart. On September 29, the Dead's ongoing series of 50th anniversary reissues continues with 2CD, digital, and a variety of vinyl expansions of Wake of the Flood. Wake
No matter what you call him - the Space Cowboy, the Gangster of Love, Maurice, the Pompatus of Love, et al - you'll have something new to listen to while you think of your answer. The Steve Miller Band's classic The Joker is getting an expanded reissue for its 50th anniversary this fall. Due September 15, J50: Evolution of The Joker eschews the typical album plus outtakes format for a mostly chronological journey through the album, track-by-track. Over two CDs or three LPs and a 7" single,
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, featuring a selection of the new titles available today. Joni Mitchell, At Newport (Rhino) CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2LP Clear Vinyl: Independent Record Stores / Barnes & Noble On July 24, 2022, Joni Mitchell took the stage of the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island for her first full concert set in two decades. Word quickly spread, usually attached to
"Take me away," Peter Frampton repeatedly implores on the title track of his 1972 solo debut Wind of Change. Indeed, change was in the air. He'd recently departed Humble Pie but stayed at A&M Records to launch his own career. Departing from the band's boogieing ways, Frampton's debut was filled with acoustic-based, melodic tunes plus a handful of muscular rock offerings to prove that the artist hadn't lost his way. Those shimmering acoustic guitars are among the elements that gain
The Steely Dan reissue campaign rolls on with the July 28 reissue of the band's third album, 1974's Pretzel Logic. The release follows the recent reissues of both Can't Buy a Thrill and Countdown to Ecstasy; like those titles, it will be remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog masters and reissued on standard 180-gram black vinyl, Ultra High-Quality (UHQR) premium vinyl cut at 45 RPM, and hybrid stereo SACD (playable on all CD players). Donald Fagen has overseen the audio for
Since 2017, Howard Jones has worked with Cherry Red to distribute his classic Warner-era back catalogue spanning 1983 to 1993. This fall, they'll be the ones to release a lavish new multi-format collection commemorating his 40 years as a recording artist. Celebrate It Together: The Very Best of Howard Jones 1983-2023 brings together Jones' unforgettable synth-driven hits like "New Song," "Things Can Only Get Better," "No One is to Blame," "Everlasting Love" and many more, alongside the
You Got Me Rocking: The Rolling Stones' "40 Licks" Premieres on Vinyl, Comes to Digital and Dolby Atmos
The Rolling Stones' 2002 collection Forty Licks - celebrating 40 years of The World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band with 40 songs - was notable as their first career-spanning collection, encompassing songs from both their Decca/London years (controlled, then as now, by ABKCO) and their own Rolling Stones Records period and beyond. Now, that seminal compilation, which also included four new recordings, is coming to digital platforms and premiering on vinyl. The first-time digital release, due
From This Moment On: Original Jazz Classics Series Rolls On with Bill Evans, Mal Waldron, Yusef Lateef
Following its relaunch with vintage titles from Miles Davis and the duo of Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane, Craft Recordings' Original Jazz Classics series will continue with upcoming releases from The Mal Waldron Sextet, The Bill Evans Trio, and Yusef Lateef. These titles began rolling out on June 30. Drawing on the vast catalogues of the Fantasy, Prestige, Milestone, Riverside, Contemporary, Pablo, Galaxy, Debut, and Jazzland labels, OJC reissues promise the highest standard in vinyl
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, featuring a selection of the new titles in stores today! Various Artists, Dance Masters: Arthur Baker (The Classic Dance Remixes) (Demon) 4CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 4CD with signed print: Amazon U.K. 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 6LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. (includes signed print) / Amazon Canada 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Dance Masters: Arthur Baker (The Classic Dance Remixes)
I'm Digging You, Digging Me: 7a Reissues Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart's "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite"
When Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart made their long-playing debut as a recording duo with the 1967 release on A&M Records of Test Patterns, it was clear that the duo had the goods. They were singers, writers, producers, and musicians, and showcased all of those talents on the album. It was the culmination of a relatively short but prolific period of time that saw them - individually and collectively - behind some of the most enduring hits of that era or any other: "Last Train to Clarksville,"
Children of the Revolution: New "Produced by Tony Visconti" Box Features David Bowie, T. Rex, U2, Badfinger, More
In the course of a career spanning seven decades, Tony Visconti has produced seminal albums in the classic rock genre including high profile collaborations with David Bowie, T. Rex, Gentle Giant, Strawbs, and Badfinger. But Visconti's C.V. runs much deeper, from folk (Ralph McTell, Tom Paxton) to musical theatre (Elaine Paige) and everything in between (Sparks). On October 20, Edsel will release the first large-scale tribute to Visconti's enormous musical legacy. Produced by Tony Visconti has