A Message To You: Two Tone Classics Collected On New CD Box

By Mike Duquette | August 10, 2020 | 3 Comments

A new box set next month will anthologize most of the output of influential ska/punk label 2 Tone Records. 2 Tone: The Albums will collect eight major long-playing albums issued by the British label between 1979 and 1984: The Specials’ Specials (1979), More Specials (1980) and In The Studio (1984, issued under a revised line-up and […]

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Look At This Photograph: Nickelback Expand ‘All The Right Reasons’

By Mike Duquette | August 10, 2020 | 1 Comment

Love them or hate them, Canadian rockers Nickelback were prevalent forces on the charts and on the radio throughout the first decade of the new millennium – and a new expanded reissue of one of their bestselling albums puts that popularity into context this fall. All The Right Reasons, the band’s fifth album, will be […]

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How The Web Was Woven: Elvis Presley’s Marathon 1970 Sessions Collected on “From Elvis in Nashville”

By Sam Stone | August 10, 2020 | 2 Comments

On Friday, RCA and Legacy Recordings announced the release of From Elvis in Nashville, a 4-CD box set due on November 20 which promises to be the definitive chronicle of Presley’s marathon Music City recording session fifty years ago. In June 1970, Elvis arrived at RCA’s Studio B in Nashville to begin what would become […]

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Hand of Doom: Rhino Revisits Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid” on 50th Anniversary Vinyl Box Set

By Joe Marchese | August 7, 2020 | 1 Comment

50 years ago next month, Black Sabbath’s breakthrough sophomore album Paranoid was released, becoming a key building block in the transition from “hard rock” to “heavy metal.” On October 9, the Birmingham band’s dark and innovative album will return to vinyl in a 50th anniversary 5-LP Super Deluxe Edition from Rhino featuring the vinyl debut […]

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Bandcamp Bonanza: Top Picks For Indie Music Makers’ Sixth Monthly Event

By Mike Duquette | August 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

On March 20, as the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic was just starting to be understood, indie music retailer Bandcamp made the bold choice of waiving their share of revenue for artists and labels who were cancelling shows and delaying album releases left and right. The result was more music bought by more fans than […]

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