Watch Out For The Rock Brigade: Def Leppard Collect Classic Albums, Rarities For ‘Early Years’ Box

By The Second Disc | January 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Def Leppard are digging deep for their latest release: a comprehensive box set covering the group’s first three years together. The Early Years 79-81 covers the Sheffield group’s first studio recordings and unheard live performances. The band’s debut and sophomore studio albums, 1980’s On Through The Night and 1981’s High N’ Dry, have been newly […]

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Lovin’ on Borrowed Time: Cherry Red Collects Fast Buck’s “Complete Recordings”

By Joe Marchese | January 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

The 1976 release of the self-titled album Fast Buck on notorious music manager Don Arden’s Jet Records label heralded the release of a powerful new hard rock band. Ed Hamilton (lead vocals/guitar), Andy Locke (lead guitar/vocals), Mike Baron (drums/vocals), and Dave Kerr-Clemenson (bass/vocals) all had experience in other groups – Hamilton in The Outlaws and […]

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The Right Time: Vinyl Me Please To Release “Aretha Now” on Mono LP

By Sam Stone | January 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Record club Vinyl Me Please has announced their latest Record of the Month: Aretha Franklin’s 1968 landmark, Aretha Now.  The album will be pressed on 180-gram black vinyl and uses the classic mono mix, remastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound and pressed at QRP.  Prior to this VMP edition, the mono mix of Aretha Now was […]

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It’s For Real: “Encore” Collects Donna Summer’s Complete Studio Albums and More

By Sam Stone | January 28, 2020 | 6 Comments

        On March 27, Demon Music Group’s Crimson Productions label will release Encore, the ultimate Donna Summer box set. The Queen of Disco’s reigned over the pop charts for decades with stints on Casablanca, Geffen, Mercury, and Atlantic. Over the years, she released 17 studio albums, two live albums, and a wealth […]

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Your Soul and Mine: Gil Scott-Heron’s “I’m New Here” Receives 10th Anniversary Expanded Edition and New Remix Album

By Sam Stone | January 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

A decade ago, influential proto-hip-hop performer and writer Gil Scott-Heron released his final solo album, I’m New Here.  XL Recordings will revisit the acclaimed album with an expanded edition that hits shops on February 7, exactly ten years after the original was unleashed to the public.  The revisited 2-CD or 2-LP color vinyl set features the […]

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