Release Round-Up: Week of June 2

By The Second Disc | June 2, 2023 | 0 Comments

Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, featuring a selection of the new titles available today. Sylvester, Disco Heat: The Fantasy Years 1977-1981 (Second Disc/Real Gone) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Real Gone Music) Disco Heat: The Fantasy Years 1977-1981 celebrates the late disco/dance music pioneer with 26 tracks on two CDs drawn from all six of his albums […]

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Paradise Is Here: Cher Expands "It's a Man's World" on CD, LP

By The Second Disc | June 1, 2023 | 1 Comment

1995's It's a Man's World returned Cher to the Warner Music family after a string of studio albums on the Casablanca, Columbia, and Geffen labels.  Though the album charted higher in the U.K. than in the U.S., it anticipated the 1998 international smash Believe and is today recognized as another classic chapter in the artist's […]

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OUT TOMORROW! Second Disc Records, Real Gone Music Turn Up the "Disco Heat" with New Sylvester Anthology

By The Second Disc | June 1, 2023 | 5 Comments

When the self-described "disco queen" known as Sylvester stepped on a New York stage opening for Chaka Khan, the local press was entranced.  One newspaper approvingly noted that he made "David Bowie look like Lawrence Welk."  Nothing was too outrageous for Sylvester.  But at his core, he was serious about music and about breaking down […]

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Higher and Higher: Rhino Collects Otis Redding's Posthumous Releases on "Otis Forever" Box

By Joe Marchese | May 31, 2023 | 4 Comments

Back in 2017, Rhino released Otis Redding's Definitive Studio Album Collection, bringing together vinyl editions of seven studio albums spanning 1964's Pain in My Heart through 1968's posthumous The Dock of the Bay.  On June 9, the label will continue the Redding story in a new 6-LP box.  Otis Forever: The Albums and Singles (1968-1970) […]

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Farewell Farwell: Charles Mingus' Last Works Chronicled in New Rhino Box Set

By Joe Marchese | May 30, 2023 | 1 Comment

Influential jazz composer-bassist Charles Mingus has been the subject of numerous collections over the years encompassing his various label affiliations.  The 1997 box set Passions of a Man: The Complete Atlantic Recordings 1956-1961 brought together his early discography for the Atlantic Records label; now, as part of the Mingus 100 festivities, Rhino is turning its […]

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