If You Want to Sing Out: Cat Stevens' "Harold and Maude" Original Soundtrack Arrives in February

By Joe Marchese | December 7, 2021 | 4 Comments

It took time for audiences to come around to Harold and Maude.  The 1971 film, written by Colin Higgins (9 to 5, Foul Play) and directed by Hal Ashby (Shampoo, Being There), depicted the unlikely but ultimately powerful relationship between young, death-obsessed Harold (Bud Cort) and elderly, free-spirited Maude (Ruth Gordon).  Its blend of dark […]

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Holiday Gift Guide Review: Joni Mitchell, "Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971)"

By Joe Marchese | December 6, 2021 | 5 Comments

Last evening in Washington, DC, Joni Mitchell joined the 44th class of Kennedy Center Honorees alongside Bette Midler, Berry Gordy, Lorne Michaels, and Justino Diaz.  The singer-songwriter who has blurred the lines of folk, pop, rock, and jazz was celebrated by friends and admirers including Brandi Carlile, Herbie Hancock, Ellie Goulding, Norah Jones, Brittany Howard, […]

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The Weekend Stream: December 4, 2021

By Mike Duquette | December 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

Welcome to The Weekend Stream, a relaxing weekly review of notable digital-only catalogue titles. There may be no CD or vinyl, but there's plenty of great new/old music to discover! This week we've got a U2 digital box set, soulful rarities from The Isley Brothers and Ramsey Lewis, and the return of a cute Christmas […]

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Out of This World: Decca Celebrates John Williams' 90th Birthday with New Box Set

By Randy Fairman | December 3, 2021 | 2 Comments

On February 8, 2022, John Williams will turn 90. Over the course of an extraordinary career, he's earned 25 Grammy Awards, five Oscars (out of 52 nominations, second only to Walt Disney), four Golden Globes, and three Emmys.  Rather than resting on his considerable laurels in recent years, he's remained prolific, most recently scoring 2019's […]

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Release Round-Up: Week of December 3

By The Second Disc | December 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

Welcome to the first Release Round-Up of the last month of 2021! The Doors, L.A. Woman: 50th Anniversary Edition (Elektra/Rhino) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Rhino.com) The sixth and final studio album from The Doors featuring Jim Morrison gets a 50th anniversary expansion from Rhino on 3 CDs and 1 LP.  The original stereo album (newly remastered […]

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