The Weekend Stream: December 2, 2023

By Mike Duquette | December 2, 2023 | 1 Comment

Welcome to another edition of The Weekend Stream, The Second Disc's review of notable catalogue titles making digital debuts. This week's latest includes anniversary projects from Alicia Keys, live vault material from Bruce Springsteen, an oddity from The Alan Parsons Project and possibly the only article where Taylor Swift shares space with Minor Threat! Alicia […]

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Release Round-Up: Week of December 1

By The Second Disc | December 1, 2023 | 2 Comments

Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, featuring a selection of the new titles in stores today!  As an Amazon affiliate, we earn from qualifying purchases. The Sound of Music: Super Deluxe Edition (Craft Recordings) 4CD/Blu-ray: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 3LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Craft Store (picnic meadow green) This remarkable new 4CD/1BD box […]

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

By Joe Marchese | November 30, 2023 | 5 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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