Back to Where You Once Belonged: The Beatles Premiere Complete, Official Rooftop Concert Audio Tonight

By The Second Disc | January 27, 2022 | 4 Comments

The Beatles' Get Back on Disney+ was the streaming event of 2021, but the celebration of all things Fab hasn't slowed down in the new year.  The expansive three-part series from director Peter Jackson arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on February 8; then, on March 18, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opens a […]

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That's Entertainment! U.K. Avid Label Reissues "Judy at Carnegie Hall" in February

By The Second Disc | January 27, 2022 | 2 Comments

In the pantheon of live albums, one title stands tall over 60 years after its initial release.  Judy at Carnegie Hall powerfully captured the essence of the supernova that was Judy Garland. The lavish 2-LP set, issued on Capitol Records, preserved Garland's electrifying concert of Sunday, April 23, 1961.  It spent 95 weeks on the […]

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Review: Frank Zappa, "200 Motels: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - 50th Anniversary Edition"

By Joe Marchese | January 26, 2022 | 1 Comment

Frank Zappa called 200 Motels "a surrealistic documentary."  Leonard Maltin described it as a "visual, aural assault disguised as a movie; completely berserk, freeform film...some of it ingenious, some funny, but not enough to maintain [an] entire film."  Roger Ebert compared the surreal musical to the work of experimental composer Harry Partch before observing that […]

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Sit Down and Float: Cherry Red, Strawberry Collect Arrival's "Complete Recordings"

By Joe Marchese | January 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

"They reached out and touched me as no other group has ever done," Dusty Springfield proclaimed in the original liner notes to the debut LP from Liverpool group Arrival.  "They sing with joy, sadness, and wit, and as you listen, they'll reach out and touch you."  Arrival touched U.K. listeners to the tune of two […]

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Total Conditioning: Two Howard Jones Remix Albums Reissued by Cherry Red

By Mike Duquette | January 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

Cherry Red continues their ongoing excavation of the Howard Jones catalogue with a new set that collects two remix albums from the mid-'80s: one a special early part of his discography, and one a treasured rarity for Japanese collectors. The label will issue a 2CD set on March 18 featuring the contents of The 12" […]

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