Your Soul and Mine: Gil Scott-Heron’s “I’m New Here” Receives 10th Anniversary Expanded Edition and New Remix Album

By Sam Stone | January 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

A decade ago, influential proto-hip-hop performer and writer Gil Scott-Heron released his final solo album, I’m New Here.  XL Recordings will revisit the acclaimed album with an expanded edition that hits shops on February 7, exactly ten years after the original was unleashed to the public.  The revisited 2-CD or 2-LP color vinyl set features the […]

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All of the Nights We’d Harmonize ‘Til Dawn: Legacy Releases Live EP from Simon and Garfunkel

By Joe Marchese | January 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

On November 28, 1969, The New York Times headline trumpeted “Simon and Garfunkel Perform to Full House at Carnegie Hall.” Paul Simon described the concert as a “true test of faith” as The Rolling Stones were playing downtown at Madison Square Garden, but the duo’s faithful certainly rewarded them (and were rewarded themselves) as both […]

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Release Round-Up: Week of January 24

By The Second Disc | January 24, 2020 | 1 Comment

Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up! Elton John, Live from Moscow 1979 (Mercury/UMe) 2-CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2-LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2019 marked the 40th anniversary of Elton John’s landmark tour of Russia, where he stunned audiences as the first rocker to perform in the […]

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Affirmative Yes: Real Gone Announces Vinyl Reissues of The Bonniwell Music Machine, The Donnas, and Little Beaver

By Sam Stone | January 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Real Gone Music is at it again with a slate of overlooked classics due for reissue on vinyl this February and March.  First up, there’s The Donnas’ Gold Medal, a power-pop favorite from 2004 that features the radio hit “Fall Behind Me.”  The Butch Walker-produced album marked a new direction for the band as they […]

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Ace Round-Up, Part One: London American and Westbound Records Anthologies

By Joe Marchese | January 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Having previously chronicled 1956-1966 over eleven volumes, Ace has returned to its London American Label series for a last (?) hurrah. The London American Label Year by Year: 1967 is packed with 28 stellar selections to illuminate a year in which the label was in steadfast decline. London had long been the destination for great […]

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