Only Country Music: Garth Brooks Boxes 2014-2020 Albums, Premieres "Time Traveler," On New Box Set

By Joe Marchese | November 30, 2023 | 2 Comments

Garth Brooks' first edition of The Limited Series arrived in 1998.  The collection of the superstar artist's first six albums became the first-ever box set to debut at No. 1 on two charts, and set a record for the best first-week sales of any box set to that point in the SoundScan era.  He followed […]

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Heaven In Your Arms: Iconoclassic Brings Dan Hartman's "It Hurts to Be in Love" to CD for First Time

By The Second Disc | November 29, 2023 | 1 Comment

On December 8, Dan Hartman would have turned 73.  Sadly, the singer-songwriter-producer-musician-engineer's life was cut short by an AIDS-related brain tumor on March 22, 1994.  He was just 43.  The immense musical legacy of the "I Can Dream About You" hitmaker hasn't been forgotten, though.  On his birthday, Iconoclassic Records will bring his 1981 solo […]

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Freedom Is More Than a Word: Cherry Red, Grapefruit Collect Complete Recordings of Procol Harum Offshoot Band

By Joe Marchese | November 28, 2023 | 2 Comments last!  Grapefruit has recently collected the five albums recorded by Procol Harum offshoot Freedom in one handsome box set.  Born Again: The Complete Recordings has the band's album discography plus a handful of bonus tracks for easy, one-stop-shopping.  Guitarist Ray Royer and drummer Bobby Harrison were enlisted by Gary Brooker and Keith Reid to […]

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By The Second Disc | November 27, 2023 | 1 Comment

Cyber Monday is upon us today, which means one thing at Second Disc HQ: it's time to launch our annual Holiday Gift Guide, featuring (more than) a few of our favorite things for the music enthusiast in your life.  Sure, we might not have included raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but we've filled […]

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The Weekend Stream's Christmas Cornucopia 2023

By Mike Duquette | November 25, 2023 | 5 Comments

Welcome to a special edition of The Weekend Stream, The Second Disc's review of notable catalogue titles making digital debuts. With the most wonderful time of the year officially in full swing, it's worth going back and highlighting some great holiday hits and Christmas curiosities made available to stream and download in the last month […]

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