Seven is Legacy Recordings' lucky number for this Black Friday's annual Record Store Day event. On November 23, the label will release seven titles on limited edition vinyl in a variety of genres reflecting the diversity of the Sony vaults. The offerings are highlighted by an EP of mono mixes from Jimi Hendrix; the vinyl debut of the Legacy Edition of The Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo, coinciding with Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman's current tour celebrating the album; and more vinyl
UMe is revisiting the catalogue of influential hip-hop act Eric B. and Rakim with the July 13 release of a new box set. The Complete Collection 1987-1992, on 8 LPs and 2 CDs, brings together all four of the duo's classic albums (on the 4th & Broadway, Uni, and MCA labels) on eight vinyl LPs plus two CDs of remixes. Eric B. (Eric Barrier) was the DJ of the duo, and Rakim (William Griffin Jr., later Rakim Allah) the MC. Eric B.'s love of James Brown inspired a reassessment of The Godfather
We've already filled you in on the upcoming Record Store Day releases from Legacy Recordings, Rhino, and Real Gone Music, but there's still much more on offer from many of our other favorite labels! Here's a selection of "the best of the rest" to be released in brick-and-mortar independent record stores on Saturday, April 21! ABBA, Summer Night City (Polydor) (2000 copies) (Record Store Day UK) (Quantity TBA) Clear/yellow-splatter 7-inch release of ABBA's 1978 non-LP single Baby Huey,
Mixed Up, Torn Down: Releases from The Cure, Madonna, Miles Davis and More Form Rhino’s Record Store Day 2018 Schedule
Rhino isn't holding back this Record Store Day, planning more than 30 special vinyl releases for Saturday, April 21, to be sold at all participating retailers. Interestingly, several releases are companion pieces to recent general reissues, offering bonus content from different re-releases and box sets as standalone vinyl. Several singles and oddities are in the mix, from a 12" of The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Juicy," to a rare "short version" of Prince's 1999, featuring only seven tracks from the
Keep It Thoro: Legacy Announces Record Store Day Slate with Dylan, Cash, Mathis, Elvis, Pink Floyd, More
Record Store Day is a little over a month away - Saturday, April 21 - and record labels large and small are celebrating in high style. Legacy Recordings is looking to make this the biggest and best RSD yet, with a line-up of nearly 30 titles in genres including classic rock, pop, jazz, R&B, hip-hop, comedy, and beyond. Many of the label's heavy hitters are represented, including Johnny Cash (an expanded vinyl box set of Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: Legacy Edition), Jimi Hendrix (a new
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! The Choir, Artifact: The Unreleased Album (Omnivore) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) Omnivore premieres an unreleased album from pre-Raspberries group The Choir, recorded in 1969 by one of the final iterations of the popular Cleveland band. These ten ultra-rare recordings have been restored for this release by the team of Tommy Allen and Ducky Carlisle (The Raspberries' Pop Art Live), and Choir fan Eric Carmen has provided liner
Rhino's "Start Your Ear Off Right" campaign is back for 2018, and this year's crop of titles is a happily eclectic one ranging from classic R&B to rock, metal, hip-hop, and beyond. These limited edition vinyl reissues will be released every Tuesday beginning tomorrow, January 9, and continuing through the 23rd. We can't think of a better way to start our year off right than visiting a local record store, and Rhino agrees - so all of these titles will be exclusively available at
One of '90s hip-hop's most acclaimed albums--as well as one of the most beloved rap debut albums of all time--is being reissued and expanded this month to mark its quarter century. The Pharcyde's Bizarre Ryde II The Pharcyde will get the red carpet treatment by Craft Recordings as either a 2CD expanded edition or a 5LP set that includes the original album and all three of its original 12" singles. Both sets, released November 17, will be remastered by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters and
Rhino Records is planning 11 titles for this year's Record Store Day Black Friday--and two of them are fairly unexpected catalogue treats from two very different artists. First up, the label has announced an upcoming expanded edition on CD and LP of Richard Hell & The Voidoids' Blank Generation. Hell, a founding member of Television and one of the key figures of early punk rock in New York and beyond (his personal style of spiked hair and safety pins is said to have influenced Malcolm
Piece of My Heart: Janis Joplin, Dave Matthews Headline Legacy’s Black Friday Record Store Day Slate
We're now around five weeks away from Black Friday - the unofficial kick-off to the holiday shopping season - and that means another Record Store Day Black Friday event! On Friday, November 24, independent music retailers will join together to offer a host of exclusive releases as part of the yearly tradition. Legacy Recordings is one of the first labels out of the gate to announce its Black Friday line-up. This year's four-title line-up is an eclectic one, touching on classic rock, hip-hop,
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Melissa Manchester, Through the Eyes of Love: The Complete Arista 7" Singles (Second Disc/Real Gone) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) The timeless songs of Melissa Manchester are collected on a new, comprehensive anthology from Second Disc Records and Real Gone Music. Through the Eyes of Love: The Complete Arista 7″ Singles brings together 43 songs and 157 minutes of beautiful music on two CDs, including such all-time hits and
Detroit duo Insane Clown Posse exist in many minds as a broad-based punchline, which is kind of a shame. Despite the goofy, shlocky nature of their music and image, like something out of a nightmarish, coulrophobic slasher film, the hatchet-wielding, Faygo-spraying antics of Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J have sold millions of records and endeared the group to their loyal blue-collar fanbase of Juggalos. (The controversy they've drummed up still continues, with a protest march on Washington, D.C.
There’s No Need To Argue: Real Gone’s September Slate Concludes with Expanded DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince and a Two-fer from Ornette Coleman
We've told you about the first batch of Real Gone Music's releases for September, including the Second Disc Records collection of Melissa Manchester's Arista singles. Now, we've got the final two releases on Real Gone's September slate to share. First up, due on September 8, is an expanded edition of 1988's He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper from DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. The group began when Will Smith ("The Fresh Prince") and Jeff Townes ("DJ Jazzy Jeff") met at a party where Townes
Follow the White Rabbit: Real Gone’s Early August Slate includes “The Matrix,” The Slits and Rain Parade
With summer just around the corner, Real Gone Music has just announced its first three releases available toward the end of the season in the beginning of August. First up, coming out on August 4, is a two-fer from the band The Rain Parade. The band was part of the Paisley Underground movement in 1980s California which combined psychedelia with vocal harmonies, owing a debt to The Byrds and Love from the 1960s. The Bangles are the best known group to be a part of this genre. Rain Parade
Record Store Day has been an institution for a decade now, so leave it to this year's 10th anniversary event to be one of the biggest! We've already shone the spotlight on releases by David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Prince, Omnivore Recordings and Legacy Recordings; now, it's time to take a look at Warner Music's incredibly generous lineup. Over 30 titles will be featured from the label group at independent record stores on Saturday, April 22. There's really something for everyone: vintage 12"
All Together Now: Springsteen, Hendrix, Nilsson, Mathis, Cash Headline Legacy’s Record Store Day Slate
Record Store Day is turning 10 years old on Saturday, April 22, and Legacy Recordings isn't one to miss out on the fun! The Legacy team has unveiled more than 20 exclusive releases on 7- and 12-inch vinyl that will be available at your local independent record retailer. Many of the label's heaviest hitters and longtime favorites are represented here - including Bruce Springsteen, Jimi Hendrix, Harry Nilsson, Johnny Mathis, Ben Folds, Santana, and The Beach Boys' Dennis Wilson. Legacy is also
Interscope Records is gonna party like it's your birthday by releasing a compilation by Queens rapper 50 Cent. Born Curtis Jackson in the South Jamaica borough, 50 Cent walked away from a life selling drugs to pursue a music career. But his first taste of success--a well-received debut single, "How to Rob," from an album recorded for Columbia Records--was thrown into jeopardy when an assailant shot him nine times outside his grandmother's home. After recovering and recording new material, 50
Two days before his 25th birthday, and just over 20 years since his heartbreaking and still unsolved murder, The Notorious B.I.G. will live on with his widow Faith Evans' duets album, The King & I. The iconic rapper (born Christopher Wallace) met and married R&B singer and fellow Bad Boy Records label mate Evans in 1994--a turbulent but often loving relationship that ended when Biggie was killed in a drive-by shooting in 1997, 16 days before his second album, Life After Death, hit
From all of us here at Second Disc HQ to all of you, we hope you're enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving in the company of family and friends. Of course, from this day which conjures nostalgic and warm feelings comes a celebration of a different kind with this year's annual Black Friday - the day for consumers to start off the holiday shopping season on a mad, frenetic note. But 2016 is just in the latest year in which numerous retailers in the U.S. have made headlines by blackening Thursday, or
Capitol Records, the venerable label founded by Johnny Mercer with B.G. DeSylva and Glenn Wallichs and now a unit of Universal Music Group, turns 75 next year. In celebration of this landmark anniversary, the label has announced three new initiatives. The first of these endeavors is The Capitol Records 75th Anniversary Collection, a series of 75 vinyl reissues from various genres curated by "noted music journalists, authors and other renowned creative figures." The Beatles are represented
Are you making a list and checking it twice? We are! Record Store Day Black Friday is here in less than a month, and this week we're showcasing all of our favorite titles. We've shown you the goods from Legacy, Real Gone, Rhino and Omnivore; now, here are 20 more titles we think you should absolutely check out. There's soundtrack goodies from Varese Sarabande and Light in the Attic; holiday favorites from Bob & Doug McKenzie, Frank Sinatra and "Dolemite" himself; lost gems from Isaac Hayes,
That chill in the air and the buzz in your favorite record store can only mean one thing: Record Store Day Black Friday is nearly upon us! On November 25, indie record retailers and labels great and small will partner together to issue dozens of exclusive packages you can't get anywhere else (except maybe eBay, after the fact, though we're not happy about that.) The vinyl boom refuses to end, but owing to the lesser size of the event in general, there don't seem to be as many titles as usual.
The official list is here for this year's Black Friday Record Store Day event - that's Friday, November 25! - and as usual, an eclectic array of titles will be on offer to kick off the holiday shopping season. Legacy Recordings has tapped some of its heaviest hitters for this year's limited edition vinyl releases including Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Run-D.M.C. and Alice in Chains...plus a disparate pair of animation favorites! Here's the full list of Legacy's Black Friday RSD releases, with
Boomania is back! Earlier this year, Cherry Red's Cherry Pop imprint reissued GRRR! It's Betty Boo, the 1992 sophomore album by Alison Clarkson, a.k.a. pop/dance/hip-hop chanteuse Betty Boo. Now, the label has turned the clock back to Boomania, the infectious 1991 debut album by the stylish and genre-bending multiple hyphenate rapper-singer-songwriter-producer. The Beatmasters' 1989 U.K. No. 7 hit "Hey DJ/I Can't Dance (To That Music You're Playing)" – based on Martha and the Vandellas' 1968
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Emerson, Lake & Palmer, The Anthology (BMG) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) The new 3-CD/DD release of Emerson, Lake & Palmer - The Anthology rounds out this first wave of titles from BMG including reissues of Emerson Lake & Palmer, Tarkus and Pictures at an Exhibition. Produced by Greg Lake, this career-spanning set has 39 tracks from the years 1970 to 1998, the choice of material approved by all three band members.