Up, Up, and Away: Grateful Dead Come Alive in New “Origins” Graphic Novel, Exclusive Music Included

By Joe Marchese | April 6, 2020 | 2 Comments

Secret origins have long been a classic trope of comic books. This June, a rather unexpected super-team will find their origins revealed in a new graphic novel. That’s the release date for Z2 Comics’ Grateful Dead Origins, written by Chris Miskiewicz with art by Noah Van Sciver. Origins will depict the early days of Jerry […]

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Review: Donna Summer, “Encore”

By Joe Marchese | April 6, 2020 | 9 Comments

I. Try Me, I Know We Can Make It Donna Summer’s first studio album was entitled Lady of the Night, after its retro-styled galloping pop song composed by Giorgio Moroder and the album’s producer Pete Bellotte. Following the release of her next LP, Summer would own the night as an international superstar. But there was […]

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Sentimental Journeys: Doris Day’s Birthday Weekend Celebrated with Online Auction, Upcoming Releases

By Joe Marchese | April 3, 2020 | 1 Comment

Today, April 3, would have been Doris Day’s 98th birthday. Though she passed last year on May 13, her spirit remains very much with us. As we reflect on her singular life, and cherish her work as a singer, actor, humanitarian, and activist, we’re thrilled to share some very special news about an imminent event […]

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In Memoriam: Bill Withers (1938-2020)

By Joe Marchese | April 3, 2020 | 1 Comment

Sometimes in our lives we all have pain We all have sorrow But if we are wise We know that there’s always tomorrow… Those words from “Lean on Me” held tremendous meaning when Bill Withers first introduced them in 1972. Today, they arguably hold even greater resonance. It’s been announced that Withers has passed away […]

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Release Round-Up: Week of April 3

By The Second Disc | April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up! Andy Williams, Emperor of Easy: Lost Columbia Masters 1962-72 (Real Gone Music) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) Real Gone Music has the first-ever collection of never-before-heard music from Andy Williams’ Columbia Records years. Emperor of Easy: Lost Columbia Masters 1962-72 boasts 20 selections direct from the […]

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