I Can See For Miles: The Who Announce Rarities-Filled Deluxe Reissue of “The Who Sell Out” Due April 23

By Sam Stone | February 26, 2021 | 2 Comments

If you’re troubled and you can’t relax, close your eyes and think on this… So begins “Armenia City in the Sky,” the first track on The Who Sell Out.  Originally released in December 1967, the album reflects not only the hippie counterculture, but also the maturing of rock music as an art form.  Here, The Who […]

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Release Round-Up: Week of February 26

By The Second Disc | February 26, 2021 | 3 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up! Bob Dylan, 1970 (Columbia/Legacy)  (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) In recent years, Bob Dylan’s annual copyright-extension collections have become highly sought-after collectors’ items and fodder for bootleggers everywhere.  Happily, Legacy Recordings has opted to give a wide release to Dylan’s 1970 set, largely drawn from the Self Portrait sessions and […]

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What We Talk About: Run Out Groove Delivers Expanded Reissue of Old 97’s “Fight Songs” With Remix, Demos

By Joe Marchese | February 25, 2021 | 2 Comments

Run Out Groove is going alt-country for its next limited edition, fan-voted vinyl release. The Old 97’s, formed in Dallas, Texas in 1993, were at the vanguard of the movement that saw the spirit of traditional country merged with an alternative rock sensibility.  The onetime bar band was championed by indie labels Idol and Bloodshot […]

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Bad Side of the Moon: Cherry Red, Esoteric Reissue Toe Fat’s Complete Rare Earth/EMI Recordings

By Joe Marchese | February 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Motown’s Rare Earth imprint intended to bring the sound of rock to the home of The Supremes, The Miracles, Martha and The Vandellas, The Temptations, and Four Tops.  The imprint was named after a white rock band from Detroit and its artists were both home-grown and licensed from other parties.  In the latter category was […]

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: David Bowie’s ‘Brilliant Live Adventures’ Series Continues with ‘Live Paris 99’

By The Second Disc | February 24, 2021 | 9 Comments

This morning, Parlophone announced the fifth – and next-to-last – volume of David Bowie’s D.I.Y. box set Brilliant Live Adventures.  The new Something in the Air (Live Paris 99)  was first released as a digital-only title last summer, and now makes its debut on CD and vinyl. Something in the Air (Live Paris 99)  includes all […]

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