Lay Lady Lay: Dylan’s Nashville Period Chronicled In New ‘Bootleg Series’ Volume

By Joe Marchese | September 19, 2019 | 1 Comment

Bob Dylan has travelled to many locales, but few have inspired him as powerfully as Nashville, Tennessee. On November 1, Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings will chronicle Dylan’s 1967-1969 recordings in Music City – including those made with a very special guest – on the latest volume of the artist’s long-running Bootleg Series. Bob Dylan […]

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Curse You Red Barrel: XTC’s Dukes Of Stratosphear Years Remixed by Steven Wilson For New Collection

By The Second Disc | September 18, 2019 | 2 Comments

XTC’s next Steven Wilson remix project is coming soon…only it’s not really XTC at all. The beloved surround engineer and Porcupine Tree frontman has worked his magic on several albums by the British rockers (Drums and Wires, Black Sea, Skylarking, Oranges and Lemons and Nonsuch) – and this year, he now turns his attention to […]

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Check Out Grover: SoulMusic Records Collects Columbia-Era Grover Washington, Jr. Titles on “Sacred Kind of Love”

By Sam Stone | September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

During the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, there were few jazz musicians as popular and influential as Grover Washington, Jr. The talented reed-man’s skilled saxophone work (he could bring the funk on soprano, alto, baritone, tenor, and even flute) was matched by a pop sensibility that made him an instrumental figure in jazz-fusion as it morphed […]

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Ghost Meets Ghoul: Real Gone’s Halloween Slate Includes Munsters Album, Occult Rock From Coven, and Music for Monsters

By Sam Stone | September 17, 2019 | 2 Comments

Real Gone Music has a reputation for releasing cult classic albums, but this October, they’ll take “cult” a step further.  The label’s eclectic lineup of Halloween-themed releases for October 11 includes early satanic/occult rock by Coven, a collection of ghoulish TV classics by Milton Delugg and His Orchestra, and a Wrecking Crew-backed tie-in album by […]

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Review: “Country Music – A Film by Ken Burns: The Soundtrack”

By Joe Marchese | September 17, 2019 | 1 Comment

Can the circle be unbroken? asks The Carter Family on the opening track of Legacy Recordings’ new 5-CD, 105-song soundtrack to Ken Burns’ epic documentary Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns. The 1935 funeral hymn is a most appropriate way to begin this collection exploring the manifold branches of country music, but the tone […]

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