The Second Disc's Guide to Record Store Day 2024: Our Essential Picks

By The Second Disc | April 20, 2024 | 8 Comments

Tomorrow, Record Store Day is once again upon us! It's that time of year where music lovers and vinyl flippers get together at their favorite physical music retailers and wait in line to snag some treasured albums - almost all of which are pressed on vinyl instead of CD (or, you know, sold on secondary […]

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Release Round-Up: Week of April 19

By The Second Disc | April 19, 2024 | 1 Comment

Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, featuring a selection of the new titles available today.  With Record Store Day events taking place tomorrow, this is one of the biggest weeks in recent memory - so if you hit up your local indie store tomorrow, remember: there's plenty of non-exclusive releases to check out, too.  As […]

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Shadows and Light: Joni Mitchell's Asylum Albums Go Quadio

By Joe Marchese | April 18, 2024 | 6 Comments

Joni Mitchell has had quite the year, stopping the show at the Grammy Awards (did anybody watching not shed a tear?), reinventing "I'm Still Standing" at the Gershwin Prize celebration of Elton John and Bernie Taupin, and preparing for her Los Angeles concert return with sold-out, hotly-anticipated Joni Jams at the Hollywood Bowl in October. […]

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Going "Crazay": Jesse Johnson's Solo Albums Back in Print from Robinsongs

By Mike Duquette | April 18, 2024 | 2 Comments

Minneapolis guitarist Jesse Johnson, best known as a member of The Time, will be celebrated by Cherry Red's Robinsongs imprint with a 2CD set that combines three of his solo albums for the A&M label and an assortment of extras. The simply titled Jesse Johnson Revue / Shockadelica / Every Shade of Love + Bonus Tracks […]

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Pride of Cucamonga: Grateful Dead's "From The Mars Hotel: The Angel's Share" Offers Outtakes, Alternates

By The Second Disc | April 17, 2024 | 0 Comments

Late last month, Rhino announced the upcoming 50th anniversary of Grateful Dead's From the Mars Hotel, arriving on June 21.  Today, the label surprised with a new volume of The Angel's Share, the Dead's digital-only vault series comprising album session recordings.  From the Mars Hotel: The Angel's Share is available now on all digital services, […]

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