Short Takes: Dusty, Bowie, Walker Brothers Salute Ivor Raymonde; Streisand, Sinatra Featured on “Mrs. Maisel”

By Joe Marchese | January 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Last year, the Bella Union label released a collection that fell under the radar.  Happily, we here at Second Disc HQ have discovered Paradise: The Sound of Ivor Raymonde, available in 1-CD, 2-LP, and digital formats.  The name of Raymonde will surely be familiar to fans of Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones, or The Walker Brothers, […]

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Carry On: Expanded Reissue of Soul Asylum’s “While You Were Out” Arrives from Omnivore

By Sam Stone | January 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Omnivore Recordings’ series of Soul Asylum reissues has shone a light on their early years. Last Friday, January 18, the most recent installment–an expanded edition of While You Were Out–was released. It was Soul Asylum’s last independent album on Twin/Tone Records before the group signed with A&M Records. Originally released in 1986 (their third album […]

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Shout It Out Loud: KISS Announces “KISSWORLD: The Best of KISS,” Due January 25

By Sam Stone | January 21, 2019 | 2 Comments

The legendary rock group KISS will release a new, career-spanning compilation, KISSWORLD: The Best of KISS on Friday, January 25, through UMe.  The collection will arrive on CD and digitally first, with standard 2-LP black vinyl and UMe-exclusive color vinyl editions available on March 29. With a record-breaking number of Gold records, KISS have long been […]

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Intrada Launches ‘Apollo 13’ Expansion As First Score Title Of 2019

By The Second Disc | January 21, 2019 | 1 Comment

For its first soundtrack release of the new year, Intrada’s taking fans to the stars with a definitive release of the score to Apollo 13, as composed by the late, great James Horner. Ron Howard’s blockbuster drama is based on the real 1970 mission to the moon, which turned into a race back to Earth […]

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Darling, It’s Incredible: Nat King Cole’s Centennial Celebrated With Two New Compilations and Marvin Gaye Tribute Album

By Sam Stone | January 18, 2019 | 6 Comments

Unforgettable…that’s what he is. This year marks what would have been the 100th birthday of one of America’s finest performers of popular song: Nat “King” Cole. In his decades-long career, Cole blazed the trail for many entertainers to come, influencing the likes of Count Basie and Ray Charles along the way. Universal Music Group will […]

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