Simply Love You: Mike McGear’s Wings-Backed Album “McGear” Expanded With Bonus Tracks and DVD

By Sam Stone | April 18, 2019 | 1 Comment

Cherry Red/Esoteric Recordings has announced the June 28 release of one of the most anticipated Beatles-related reissues:  an expanded, remastered 2-CD/DVD edition of Mike McGear’s McGear album.  The 1974 album was produced by McGear’s brother Paul McCartney who also wrote or co-wrote the majority of the tracks.  Linda McCartney, Denny Laine, Jimmy McCulloch, and Denny […]

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Many a New Day: Decca Broadway Relaunches Label with “Oklahoma!,” “Tootsie”

By Joe Marchese | April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

If any single album could be said to have given birth to the concept of the original Broadway cast recording as we know it, that album would be Decca Records’ 1943 preservation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! with its original stars Alfred Drake, Joan Roberts, and Celeste Holm.  Decca’s Jack Kapp envisioned a release that […]

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Mardi Gras In New Orleans: Macca-Sponsored Professor Longhair Concert “Live On The Queen Mary” Available on CD and LP

By Sam Stone | April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

In March of 1975, Professor Longhair, the New Orleans blues singer and piano player extraordinaire, gave a concert aboard the Queen Mary ocean liner at a special Venus and Mars album release party organized by Paul McCartney and Wings in Long Beach, CA.  Three years later, a recording of the concert was released on Harvest Records.  […]

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Shower the People: James Taylor’s “One Man Band” Comes to Vinyl in June

By Joe Marchese | April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

For more than 50 years, the voice of James Taylor has been that of an old friend, offering warmth, comfort, and reassurance in song.  While the singer-songwriter hasn’t released a new album in four years, he’s been a welcome presence on the road.  Now, the recording of one of his most beloved tours is coming […]

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Only Wanna Be With You: Hootie and the Blowfish Celebrate 25th Anniversary of “Cracked Rear View” With Deluxe Reissues

By Sam Stone | April 16, 2019 | 3 Comments

’90s pop superstars Hootie and the Blowfish are set to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their 21x platinum smash Cracked Rear View with a 2-CD Expanded Edition and 3-CD/DVD Deluxe Edition. Both configurations are due from Rhino on May 31 and boast a wealth of unreleased and hard-to-find content. The classic album was originally recorded […]

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