Take A Step Back: Simple Minds Revisit Their ‘Street Fighting Years’ On New Box

By Sam Stone | February 21, 2020 | 1 Comment

On March 6, UMC will revisit Simple Minds’ 1989 album with Street Fighting Years to the tune of a 4-CD box set.  The cinematic Trevor Horn and Stephen Lipson-produced LP featured the band’s first U.K. No. 1, “Belfast Child,” even as the group underwent personnel changes.  This expanded edition is the latest in UMC’s ongoing […]

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Release Round-Up: Week of February 21

By The Second Disc | February 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up! Hank Williams, Pictures from Life’s Other Side – The Man and His Music in Rare Photos and Recordings (BMG) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) BMG salutes late singer-songwriter-legend Hank Williams with the release of Pictures from Life’s Other Side – The Man and His Music in […]

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U’re Gonna C Me: New Wave of Prince Reissues Includes Live Box Set

By Joe Marchese | February 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Legacy Recordings and The Prince Estate are partying like it’s 2001­-2002! On April 17, The Rainbow Children (2001) and One Nite Alone… (2002) will be reissued along with Prince’s first official live albums from the tour that took place in between those two studio releases. One Nite Alone…Live! and One Nite Alone: The Aftershow…It Ain’t […]

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I’m Only Dancing: Unreleased David Bowie Concert Announced for Record Store Day 2020

By Sam Stone | February 20, 2020 | 1 Comment

Unreleased David Bowie concert tapes will be dusted off after 45 years in the vault and released for Record Store Day 2020, Parlophone has announced.  I’m Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74)  puts the spotlight on the period between Diamond Dogs and Young Americans as Bowie began embracing the sounds of Philadelphia and emerged with […]

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Shake a Tail Feather! RPM Collects Complete Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels

By Joe Marchese | February 20, 2020 | 3 Comments

Between 1965 and 1968, Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels scored a series of hits on producer-impresario Bob Crewe’s DynoVoice and New Voice labels.  With the prolific Crewe at the helm, Ryder’s records featured a fiery blend of blue-eyed soul and pure, high-adrenaline rock-and-roll. Mitch Ryder (real name: William Levise, Jr.) set the stage for […]

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