The Hills Are Alive: “The Sound of Music” 60th Anniversary Reissue Due in December from Craft Recordings

By Joe Marchese | October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music has found a new home. The original Broadway cast recording of the beloved Broadway musical, first issued in 1959 and continuously in print since then on Columbia Records, will celebrate its 60th anniversary on a new label. On December 6, Craft Recordings will premiere on CD and 180-gram […]

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The Seventh Circle: Craft Releases Slate of ’90s and ’00s Rock Reissues on Vinyl

By Sam Stone | October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Craft Recordings’ lineup this year has been a diverse one, spanning blues, jazz, oldies, salsa, and now, hard rock from the last two decades.  Over the last few weeks, Craft has dished out vinyl reissues from the gothic metalcore outfit Motionless in White, alt-rock heroes Taking Back Sunday, and the grungey alt-metal group Creed. First […]

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Na Na Na Na Na: Minky Records Celebrates East L.A. Chicano Soul and More on “Land of 1,000 Dances” Box

By Joe Marchese | October 22, 2019 | 1 Comment

The sound of East Los Angeles is spreading far and wide with the November 29 release of a new 4-CD box set. Land of 1,000 Dances: The Rampart Records Complete Singles Collection, which arrives on Black Friday’s Record Store Day, offers a comprehensive overview of the groundbreaking Mexican-American rock coming out of East L.A. between […]

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Bankstatement: Esoteric Collects Genesis Keyboardist Tony Banks’ Solo Albums on “Banks Vaults”

By Joe Marchese | October 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Following the release of the career-spanning box set A Chord Too Far and the expanded reissues of the albums A Curious Feeling and The Fugitive, Cherry Red’s Esoteric Recordings imprint has recently celebrated founding Genesis keyboardist (and guitarist) Tony Banks with a sprawling 7-CD/1-DVD box set. Banks Vaults: The Albums 1979-1995 brings together newly remastered […]

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Do You Hear What I Hear: New “Bing at Christmas” Features Crosby Backed by London Symphony

By Joe Marchese | October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Christmas season is almost here – that time of year when the indelible sound of the late Harry Lillis Crosby once again takes the airwaves. This year, however, there may be a twist. On November 22, Decca Records will release Bing at Christmas, melding Crosby’s classic vocals with new orchestrations recorded by The London […]

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