Hand of Doom: Rhino Revisits Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid” on 50th Anniversary Vinyl Box Set

By Joe Marchese | August 7, 2020 | 1 Comment

50 years ago next month, Black Sabbath’s breakthrough sophomore album Paranoid was released, becoming a key building block in the transition from “hard rock” to “heavy metal.” On October 9, the Birmingham band’s dark and innovative album will return to vinyl in a 50th anniversary 5-LP Super Deluxe Edition from Rhino featuring the vinyl debut […]

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Bandcamp Bonanza: Top Picks For Indie Music Makers’ Sixth Monthly Event

By Mike Duquette | August 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

On March 20, as the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic was just starting to be understood, indie music retailer Bandcamp made the bold choice of waiving their share of revenue for artists and labels who were cancelling shows and delaying album releases left and right. The result was more music bought by more fans than […]

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Release Round-Up: Week of August 7

By The Second Disc | August 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up! Neil Diamond, Live Reissues 1972-2018 (Capitol/UMe) Hot August Night (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Links TBD / uDiscoverMusic.com) Love at the Greek (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / uDiscoverMusic.com) Hot August Night II (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / uDiscoverMusic.com) Hot August Night/NYC (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / uDiscovermusic.com) Hot August Night III (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / uDiscovermusic.com) All-Time Greatest Hits (Amazon […]

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How Does It Feel? New Order Give ‘Power, Corruption & Lies’ The Box Set Treatment

By Mike Duquette | August 6, 2020 | 1 Comment

One of New Order’s most celebrated albums is getting expanded in October. Rhino will issue a “Definitive Edition” of the band’s sophomore release, 1983’s Power, Corruption & Lies. The box will feature the album on CD and LP with the first-ever mastering from the original analog tapes; a bonus disc of unreleased session outtakes and […]

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Nobody Else: Cherry Red Revisits Nick Kamen Discography on “The Complete Collection”

By The Second Disc | August 6, 2020 | 2 Comments

“Wow, he’s got a great face!”  That was Madonna’s first reaction to then-model, future pop star Nick Kamen.  She recollected, “I never knew he could sing.  And the next thing I know, Seymour Stein calls me up and says, ‘would you be interested in writing a song for his album?’  So he sent me a […]

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