Just Being Herself: Dionne Warwick's Warner Bros. Recordings Collected on SoulMusic's "Sure Thing" Box

By The Second Disc | December 5, 2022 | 1 Comment

Between 1962 and 1971, Dionne Warwick put New York's Scepter Records on the map with over fifteen original albums and forty chart hits, more than twenty of which reached the top 40.  Seven hit the top ten.  Dionne earned her first two Grammy Awards during this period for "Do You Know the Way to San […]

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The Weekend Stream: December 3, 2022

By The Second Disc | December 3, 2022 | 6 Comments

Welcome to The Weekend Stream, a relaxing weekly review of notable digital-only catalogue titles.  There may be no CD or vinyl, but there's plenty of great new/old music to usher you into the weekend. This week, we've got a treasure trove from the great ladies of song, a Fab mega-box, and much more! Petula Clark, Blue […]

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Holiday Gift Guide Review: Joni Mitchell, "The Asylum Albums (1972-1975)"

By Joe Marchese | December 2, 2022 | 1 Comment

2022 has been Joni Mitchell's year.  Following a triumphant surprise appearance in July at the Newport Folk Festival, the singer-songwriter announced a return to the stage for a full-length Joni Jam in June 2023 at Washington's Gorge Amphitheatre; tickets were quickly snapped up by ardent fans who had waited roughly two decades to see Mitchell […]

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Release Round-Up: Week of December 2

By The Second Disc | December 2, 2022 | 1 Comment

Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, featuring a selection of the new titles in stores this week! The Beach Boys, Sail On Sailor: 1972 (Capitol/UMe) 6CD Super Deluxe: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2CD Highlights (Remastered Albums plus bonus tracks): Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 5LP+7" Super Deluxe Vinyl Edition: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 5LP+7" Super Deluxe Vinyl Edition (Limited […]

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In Memoriam: Christine McVie (1943-2022)

By Mike Duquette | December 1, 2022 | 2 Comments

Many words have already been typed to memorialize Christine McVie, the stalwart Fleetwood Mac singer/songwriter/keyboardist who died November 30 after a brief illness. But really, it was right there in the name all along: before that fateful marriage to John McVie, she was born Christine Perfect. How she'd live up to that name over time. […]

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