The World Gets Better with Love: Cherry Red, 7Ts Collect White Plains' Discography

By Joe Marchese | October 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

There have long been many misconceptions about White Plains, the British harmony-pop group most famous for "My Baby Loves Lovin'."  Foremost among those misconceptions: White Plains wasn't a real band. (Truth: It was, despite its unorthodox origins, and had four consistent members between 1970 and 1974.)  Another one: White Plains was a one-hit wonder. (Truth: […]

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Fly Me to the Moon: Vinyl Me Please Chronicles "The Story of Quincy Jones" on New Anthology Box Set

By Joe Marchese | October 20, 2021 | 2 Comments

Following the recent announcement of an Anthology box set for the Philadelphia International Records, record club Vinyl Me, Please has turned its attention to one of music's most famous multi-hyphenate talents: Quincy Jones.  The multi-instrumentalist-composer-producer-arranger-conductor's credits are too numerous to mention, but VMP's Anthology - due in January 2022 - provides a career overview bookended […]

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Review: Bob Dylan, "Springtime in New York: The Bootleg Series Vol. 16 (1980-1985)"

By Joe Marchese | October 20, 2021 | 3 Comments

Señor, señor/Can you tell me where we're headin'? Only Bob Dylan knew where he was headin'.  In the fall of 1980, when Springtime in New York: The Bootleg Series Vol. 16 (1980-1985) opens, Dylan was two-thirds into his so-called "Christian trilogy" comprising Slow Train Coming (1979), Saved (1980), and Shot of Love (1981).  He had […]

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Arise Above Oppression: Run Out Groove Preps Fear Factory Debut for 30th Anniversary Reissue, Votes Open for Labelle, Curtis Mayfield, More

By The Second Disc | October 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

Run Out Groove is going heavy with its next fan-voted reissue.  That title is Fear Factory's 1992 debut release Soul of a New Machine, originally issued on Roadrunner Records.  This landmark metal album is expanded by ROG for a 30th anniversary 3-LP presentation including an additional EP and previously unreleased instrumental tracks.  It's available for […]

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Sleigh Bells Ring: Michael Bublé's "Christmas" Gets Super Deluxe Expansion for 10th Anniversary

By Joe Marchese | October 18, 2021 | 3 Comments

Just months after the February 2003 debut of Michael Bublé's first studio album for Reprise Records, the Canadian crooner released an EP of Christmas music.  Let It Snow! reinforced the young artist's connection to the great vocalists who had inspired him as it featured such classics as "White Christmas," "The Christmas Song," and the Jule […]

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