All of the Nights We’d Harmonize ‘Til Dawn: Legacy Releases Live EP from Simon and Garfunkel

By Joe Marchese | January 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

On November 28, 1969, The New York Times headline trumpeted “Simon and Garfunkel Perform to Full House at Carnegie Hall.” Paul Simon described the concert as a “true test of faith” as The Rolling Stones were playing downtown at Madison Square Garden, but the duo’s faithful certainly rewarded them (and were rewarded themselves) as both […]

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Release Round-Up: Week of January 24

By The Second Disc | January 24, 2020 | 1 Comment

Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up! Elton John, Live from Moscow 1979 (Mercury/UMe) 2-CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2-LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2019 marked the 40th anniversary of Elton John’s landmark tour of Russia, where he stunned audiences as the first rocker to perform in the […]

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Affirmative Yes: Real Gone Announces Vinyl Reissues of The Bonniwell Music Machine, The Donnas, and Little Beaver

By Sam Stone | January 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Real Gone Music is at it again with a slate of overlooked classics due for reissue on vinyl this February and March.  First up, there’s The Donnas’ Gold Medal, a power-pop favorite from 2004 that features the radio hit “Fall Behind Me.”  The Butch Walker-produced album marked a new direction for the band as they […]

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Ace Round-Up, Part One: London American and Westbound Records Anthologies

By Joe Marchese | January 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Having previously chronicled 1956-1966 over eleven volumes, Ace has returned to its London American Label series for a last (?) hurrah. The London American Label Year by Year: 1967 is packed with 28 stellar selections to illuminate a year in which the label was in steadfast decline. London had long been the destination for great […]

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Another Time, Another Place: Stage Door Expands Broadway’s “Kwamina” For 2-CD Deluxe Edition

By Joe Marchese | January 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

On January 31, Stage Door Records will revisit a short-lived yet ambitious 1961 Broadway musical from the co-writer of Damn Yankees and The Pajama Game. For his first musical since the baseball-centric Damn Yankees, composer-lyricist Richard Adler (working solo following the 1955 death of his partner Jerry Ross) turned his attention to a very different […]

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