Release Round-Up: Week of May 14

By The Second Disc | May 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up! Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Déjà Vu: Deluxe Edition (Atlantic/Rhino) 4CD/1LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 5LP: CSNY50.com / Rhino.com Rhino revisits Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s landmark 1970 release as a deluxe 4CD/1LP set featuring a remastered version of the original album plus 28 previously unreleased demos, outtakes, and alternate takes.  It’s all […]

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Rhythm of the New-Born Day: Cherry Red Revisits, Expands Al Stewart’s “Year of the Cat”

By Joe Marchese | May 13, 2021 | 4 Comments

Surely one of the most unlikely hits of 1976-77 was Al Stewart’s “Year of the Cat.”  An atmospheric tale of romance in a faraway place with Casablanca name-checks of Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre, the song propelled the British singer-songwriter to the top of the pops: No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 (and even […]

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Be My Number Two: Todd Rundgren, Joe Jackson Tour Comes to CD, DVD

By Joe Marchese | May 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Joe Jackson and new 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Todd Rundgren‘s paths first crossed professionally on April 24, 2004 at the small Joe’s Pub, tucked inside the Public Theater in New York City.  That evening, Rundgren celebrated 15 years of his musical Up Against It by recreating the show in concert at […]

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Rough Justice: Rolling Stones Revisit “A Bigger Bang” Rio Concert for CD, LP, DVD, BD

By Joe Marchese | May 11, 2021 | 5 Comments

The Rolling Stones’ first studio album of the new millennium, 2005’s A Bigger Bang, made its mark around the world.  It charted in the top five in almost two dozen countries and earned Platinum or Gold certifications in the U.S., U.K., and other international territories.  Messrs. Jagger, Richards, Watts, and Wood supported the album with […]

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Give It Up! Rhino, Run Out Groove Celebrate Black Music Month in June with Charles Mingus, Roberta Flack, Curtis Mayfield, The Time, More

By The Second Disc | May 11, 2021 | 1 Comment

On June 7, 1979, President Jimmy Carter recognized June as Black Music Month.  Thirty years later, President Barack Obama, the first African-American to hold the nation’s highest office, commemorated the designation.  He noted that the rich legacy of black music had encouraged citizens “to dance, to express our faith through song, to march against injustice, […]

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