Soundtrack Watch: Intrada Heats Up 'Backdraft,' Kickstarts 'Abbott and Costello' Recording; La-La Land Expands 'Last Action Hero' and 'Heavy Metal'

By Mike Duquette | July 12, 2024 | 0 Comments

Leave it to Intrada and La-La Land to cook up some appropriately blazing soundtrack reissues in recent weeks! Intrada has expanded an early classic by Hans Zimmer, bowed a selection of re-recordings of TV work by Jerry Goldsmith, and is prepping another re-recording project to crowdfund; meanwhile, La-La Land (in addition to releasing the only […]

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Review: Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention, "Whisky a Go Go 1968"

By Joe Marchese | July 12, 2024 | 2 Comments

Frank Zappa didn't open his first set on the evening of July 23, 1968 at Hollywood's Whisky a Go Go with a power chord or a blues beat.  Instead, the band - Ray Collins (vocals, percussion), Ian Underwood (alto sax), Bunk Gardner (tenor sax, flute), Don Preston (keyboards, gong), Motorhead Sherwood (baritone sax, percussion), Roy […]

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Release Round-Up: Week of July 12

By The Second Disc | July 12, 2024 | 1 Comment

Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, featuring a selection of the new titles available today!  As an Amazon affiliate, we earn from qualifying purchases. John Lennon, Mind Games: The Ultimate Collection (Capitol/UMe) 6CD/2BD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 9LP/6CD/2BD Super Deluxe Box: Official Store 2CD (includes contents of CD 1 and 6, below): Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2LP (includes […]

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Can't Turn Back the Decks: Phil Collins' 'Both Sides' Gets Deluxe Vinyl Set

By Mike Duquette | July 11, 2024 | 1 Comment

When Phil Collins started his deluxe reissue campaign in 2016, he started from both an obvious place and a less obvious one, first expanding 1981 debut Face Value as well as 1993's Both Sides, his fifth album. Now, that latter release - clearly, one of Collins' own favorites in his catalog - is being celebrated this fall […]

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Can We Be In Love: SoulMusic, The Second Disc Collect Double Exposure's Salsoul Albums on "My Love Is Free"

By The Second Disc | July 10, 2024 | 0 Comments

For SoulMusic Records and The Second Disc, this is the Year of Salsoul.  The release of The Salsoul Orchestra's 8CD box set It's Good for the Soul: The Vince Montana Years (1975-1978) and the imminent arrival of sets from Loleatta Holloway and First Choice will be followed on September 20 by our latest co-branded title […]

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