Hard Luck Stories: Richard and Linda Thompson Albums Get Vinyl Reissue

By Sam Stone | February 19, 2020 | 1 Comment

Guitarist, songwriter, and singer Richard Thompson and his then-wife, the rich-toned singer Linda Thompson, released an incredible trio of albums for Island Records in the ’70s:  I Want To See the Bright Lights Tonight (1974), Hokey Pokey, and Pour Down Like Silver (both 1975).  On March 27, these three much-loved folk-rock records will arrive on vinyl […]

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Parker’s Mood: Craft Recordings Marks Charlie “Bird” Parker’s 100th with New Box Set

By Joe Marchese | February 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Saxophonist and bebop pioneer Charlie “Bird” Parker (1920-1955) exerted tremendous influence on his contemporaries as he pushed the envelope of jazz with his trailblazing approaches to melody, rhythm, and harmony. 2020 would have marked Bird’s 100th birthday, and Craft Recordings is getting ready to celebrate. On February 28, the label will release a new four-LP […]

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UPDATE: I’m Open to Persuasion: Intervention Celebrates Joan Armatrading’s Self-Titled Album With LP Reissue

By Sam Stone | February 17, 2020 | 4 Comments

Intervention Records – the label well-known for its audiophile-quality releases – has announced its latest title: Joan Armatrading’s 1976 self-titled classic.  It’s been highly anticipated since we first reported about it, and we’re thrilled that the time is finally right for its reappraisal. Armatrading’s breakthrough album will be reissued on 180-gram vinyl on April 5. […]

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Review: Bobby Hatfield, “Stay with Me: The Richard Perry Sessions”

By Joe Marchese | February 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

During rehearsals for their landmark single “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” Righteous Brother Bobby Hatfield reportedly asked producer/co-writer Phil Spector just what he was supposed to do while Bill Medley took the lead on the powerful song. Spector’s reply? “Go to the bank!” The producer wasn’t kidding, as the anthemic ballad became a No. 1 […]

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Too Cool To Fool: Bowie’s Archival ‘Is It Any Wonder’ EP Completes This Friday, Available Physically In March

By Sam Stone | February 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

On January 8 — what would have been David Bowie’s 73rd birthday — Parlophone announced the latest releases in their ongoing series celebrating the rare and unreleased performances from the vault. The streaming EP Is It Any Wonder? was unveiled over the course of the last six weeks, with a new song hitting streaming services […]

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