The Weekend Stream: October 16, 2021

By The Second Disc | October 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Prince, Do Me, Baby (Demo) (NPG/Warner) (iTunes / Amazon / Spotify) A surprise release on Thursday for the 40th anniversary of Prince's Controversy (1981), the Prince Estate has issued a demo recording of "Do Me, Baby," recorded during the studio sessions for Prince's self-titled sophomore album in 1979. (As such, it sounds less like a […]

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Joy to the World: "New" Nat "King" Cole Christmas Album Coming with Johnny Mathis, Gloria Estefan, John Legend Duets

By Joe Marchese | October 15, 2021 | 5 Comments

Although he's one of the voices most closely associated with Christmas, Nat "King" Cole only recorded one full-length Christmas LP in his lifetime.  Now, Capitol Records and UMe are out to change that with a "new" yuletide album from the legendary vocalist who died in 1965 at just 45 years of age.  A Sentimental Christmas […]

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Release Round-Up: Week of October 15

By The Second Disc | October 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! The Beatles, Let It Be: 50th Anniversary Edition [Various Formats] (Apple/Capitol/UMe) 5CD/Blu-ray: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 5LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 1CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 1LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada The Beatles' final album, Let It Be, arrives in deluxe editions to coincide with Peter Jackson's multi-part documentary Get Back.  […]

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Dramatic Horror: Real Gone Brings Two Cult Classic Film Scores To Vinyl For Halloween

By Randy Fairman | October 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Halloween is just a little over two weeks away and Real Gone is getting into the spirit with a pair of releases out now directly from the label and next Friday, October 22, from Amazon:  first-time vinyl reissues of the soundtracks to 1969's Mad Doctor of Blood Island and 1971's Dracula vs. Frankenstein.  Real Gone […]

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Three Cheers and Dammit, C'est La Vie: Eartha Kitt's "I'm Still Here" and "Live in London" Reissued by Cherry Red

By Joe Marchese | October 14, 2021 | 1 Comment

Good times and bum times, I've seen them all and my dear, I'm still here... Eartha Kitt certainly earned the right to sing those famous lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  The theatrical legend wrote the song for Yvonne DeCarlo to introduce in the 1971 Broadway production of Follies, but the seen-it-all anthem was later adopted by […]

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