Who Could Ask for Anything More? Stage Door Concludes “Show Time” Series With Third Volume Featuring “Girl Crazy,” “Anything Goes,” “Porgy and Bess,” and More

By Joe Marchese | September 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

By 1953, RCA Victor already boasted a considerable number of Broadway classics in its catalogue – from original cast recordings of Brigadoon and Paint Your Wagon to studio cast renditions of South Pacific and Finian’s Rainbow.  But the label was eager to build up its musical theatre repertoire and compete with the likes of Columbia and Decca.  To that end, the Show Time series […]

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In This Together: Simply Red Collect Remixes on New 2CD Set

By Joe Marchese | September 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

Rhino U.K. is painting the town Red with the October 22 release of Simply Red Remixed Vol. 1 (1985-2000) collecting 22 remixes (including seven previously unreleased) on 2 CDs or digital platforms from the Manchester pop-soul band. Simply Red’s debut album, 1985’s Picture Book, introduced the band that then featured Mick Hucknall (vocals), Fritz McIntyre […]

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Expecting to Fly: Neil Young Launches Bootleg Series with “Carnegie Hall 1970” In October

By The Second Disc | September 20, 2021 | 2 Comments

The long-running Neil Young Archives Series has featured a number of lines: an Official Release Series, a Performance Series, and a Special Release Series among them.  Shakey Pictures Records and Reprise Records recently announced a new addition to the Archives:  the Neil Young Official Bootleg Series.  It will launch on Friday, October 1 with Carnegie […]

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The Weekend Stream: September 18, 2021

By The Second Disc | September 18, 2021 | 3 Comments

While The Second Disc prides itself on connecting people to reissues and box sets they can keep on their shelves, it’s no secret that listening audiences are also digital – catalogue music lovers, too – and our passion is connecting people to music from the past that they might adore. So we’ve introduced a new […]

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In His Room: Brian Wilson’s “At My Piano” Offers Solo Piano Renditions of Beach Boys Favorites

By Joe Marchese | September 17, 2021 | 4 Comments

Those lucky enough to have seen Brian Wilson in one of his solo concerts knows that it’s always a special moment when the Beach Boys’ leader plays the piano.  While he’s always seated in front of a keyboard, he leaves the heavy lifting to such long-serving bandmates as Darian Sahanaja, Gary Griffin, or Billy Hinsche.  […]

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