These Are Days: 10,000 Maniacs' 'MTV Unplugged' Set Gets Expansion

By Mike Duquette | July 23, 2024 | 2 Comments

More than 30 years after Natalie Merchant took her final bow with 10,000 Maniacs, the band's seminal set for MTV Unplugged will be reissued and expanded this fall. Available September 6 on CD or two LPs, this remastered presentation of the original multiplatinum disc adds three extra songs from the performance featuring another lead singer for […]

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Review: Joni Mitchell, "The Asylum Albums 1972-1975" in Quadio

By Joe Marchese | July 23, 2024 | 0 Comments

The Joni Mitchell renaissance continues.  Following a triumphant surprise appearance in July 2022 at the Newport Folk Festival, the singer-songwriter returned 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 in concert once […]

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In Memoriam: Abdul "Duke" Fakir of the Four Tops (1935-2024)

By Mike Duquette | July 23, 2024 | 1 Comment

Is it possible for a group like the Four Tops to be underrated? On its face, that question seems ridiculous. The Detroit vocal quartet had two dozen Top 40 hits in America between 1964 and 1988; they're in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame and the R&B Group Hall […]

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The Changing Man: Paul Weller's 'Fly on the Wall' Rarities Album Set for Vinyl, Digital Reissue

By The Second Disc | July 22, 2024 | 0 Comments

Paul Weller, late of The Jam and The Style Council, began his solo career in 1991 with a self-titled album on the Go! Discs label.  He remained on the label for three albums, before moving to Island Records for 1997's Heavy Soul and 2000's Heliocentric.  Weller would return to Island in 2008, but five years […]

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The Weekend Stream: July 20, 2024

By Mike Duquette | July 20, 2024 | 1 Comment

Welcome to another edition of The Weekend Stream, The Second Disc's review of notable catalogue titles (and some new ones, too!) making digital debuts. This week's got a new single by a comedy icon, some more Duran Duran EPs, a recent Paul McCartney 7" making its way to streaming and so much more. "Weird Al" […]

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