Back To This Heavenly Bliss: Joni Mitchell’s “Shine” Arriving on Vinyl from Craft Recordings

By Sam Stone | January 21, 2020 | 2 Comments

Ever since the so-called “vinyl renaissance” began at the turn of the last decade, Joni Mitchell fans the world over have wondered whether her catalogue would be given the deluxe LP treatment. Sure, there was the 8-LP compilation Love Has Many Faces in 2018, and the trusty titles like Blue, Court and Spark, and Hejira […]

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Laurel Canyon Reprise: Game Theory Rarities Collected on “Across The Barrier of Sound: Postscript”

By Sam Stone | January 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Omnivore Recordings’ celebration of ’80s indie band Game Theory continues on March 20 with Across The Barrier of Sound: Postscript. The critically acclaimed group gained legions of fans over the years with ’60s and ’70s pop influences and a post-punk edge. Their classic 1982-1988 albums have already been given the Omnivore treatment, and now the […]

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Wake Up Everybody: Vocalion Releases Quad SACDs from Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, O’Jays, Earth Wind and Fire, Helen Reddy

By Joe Marchese | January 20, 2020 | 5 Comments

The U.K.’s Dutton Vocalion label has announced its first batch of hybrid SACD releases for 2020, all of which feature original quadraphonic and stereo mixes. (The stereo mixes are playable on all CD players.) This round follows an eclectic array of titles released in 2019 including albums by Paul Revere and The Raiders, The Guess […]

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Glad All Over: Dave Clark Five Preps “All The Hits” Collection on CD and LP

By Sam Stone | January 20, 2020 | 16 Comments

Fans of The Dave Clark Five have good reason to feel glad all over…again! The British Invasion hitmakers had a string of successful singles before their breakup in 1970, including “Glad All Over,” “Because,” and “Catch Us If You Can.”  DC5 leader Clark (who holds the rights to their discography) hasn’t been too keen on […]

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You Oughta Hear The Song: Morello Reissues Classics from Tammy Wynette, Steve Goodman

By Joe Marchese | January 17, 2020 | 1 Comment

Today, we’re spotlighting two new releases from Cherry Red’s Morello Records imprint. Tammy Wynette’s One of a Kind/Womanhood/Just Tammy set of three albums on two CDs marks Morello’s ninth visit to Wynette’s extensive discography. This trio comprises her final three solo albums of the 1970s for the Epic Records label, all of which are making […]

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