It’s Good To Be King: Tom Petty Rarities Get Standalone Release on “Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions)” Due April 16

By Sam Stone | March 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

Tom Petty’s 1994 solo album Wildflowers yielded the instant classics “You Don’t Know How It Feels,” “You Wreck Me,” and of course the enduring title track. But there was much more material from those sessions which ultimately sat on the shelves until last year’s excellent Wildflowers & All The Rest box set. The highlight of […]

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Bandcamp Friday Picks, March 2021: Say Hello to Tenant from Zero

By Mike Duquette | March 5, 2021 | 3 Comments

Since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, indie music retailer Bandcamp has waived their share of revenue for indie artists and labels using their platform to give “the little guys” a leg up in the absence of touring and other moneymaking activities for musicians. The result was more music bought by more fans than […]

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Red Hot: Mary Wilson’s Solo Debut Receives First-Ever Reissue with New Expanded Edition

By Joe Marchese | March 5, 2021 | 18 Comments

When news came of Mary Wilson’s passing on the evening of February 8, 2021, a collective gasp could be heard around the world.  Wilson was planning for an active 2021 once it was safe to resume performing, including a tour with B.J. Thomas and the release of previously unheard recordings.  In her final message to […]

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Release Round-Up: Week of March 5

By The Second Disc | March 5, 2021 | 1 Comment

Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up! Neil Young, Archives Vol. 2: 1973-1976 (Reprise) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) Neil Young’s second Archives box set arrives in a wide commercial release, dropping the oversized packaging and expansive book in favor of a slimmer package.  The 10-CD box is sequenced chronologically to spotlight the astonishingly prolific […]

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BREAKING: Record Store Day Announces RSD Drops

By Sam Stone | March 4, 2021 | 1 Comment

For over a year, folks who rely on music to enrich and sustain their life have seen their “normal” change dramatically due to COVID-19. As the effects of pandemic continue to ripple through every part of the industry, the Record Store Day organization has announced that rather than hold one event this year, there will […]

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