Dionne Warwick's newest, R&B-themed album features production by her son Damon Elliott and duets with Kenny Lattimore ("What Color Is Love"), Musiq Soulchild ("Am I Dreaming") and Bone, Thugs & Harmony's Krayzie Bone ("Deja Vu"). She's Back is available as a 2-CD set with the second disc reprising Warwick's 1998 album of re-recorded hits, Dionne Sings Dionne.
CD/DVD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Eagle Vision brings Carole King's 1973 show at the Montreux Jazz Festival to a variety of audio and video formats. The concert features seven songs from Tapestry as well as another septet from her then most recent release, Fantasy. The CD and CD/DVD editions will feature the full, 18-track concert program. The 180-gram black vinyl LP, meanwhile, will
2-CD/Blu-ray: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2-CD/DVD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 3-LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada DVD: Links TBD Blu-ray: Links TBD Twenty years since it was originally aired, The Rolling Stones' 1998 concert film Bridges To Bremen is finally released as part of the band's ongoing archive series from Eagle Vision . It captures the complete September 2, 1998 show from Germany's Weserstadion show, recorded on the final leg
Sing Out, Sweet Land! opened on Broadway at the International Theatre in the final days of 1944 and resided there for 104 performances. Starring Drake, Burl Ives, Juanita Hall (South Pacific), Bibi Osterwald, and Alma Kaye, the musical by critic Walter Kerr featured a score of traditional folk tunes as well as original material by John Mundy, Edward Eager, and Elie Siegmiester. Decca recorded it for an album of 78s, later reissued on 10-inch vinyl LP. Stage Door has its CD premiere joined by
The 51-track, 2-CD collection celebrates late Broadway leading man Alfred Drake. It features one disc entitled The Studio Recordings (including selections from Oklahoma!, Kiss Me, Kate and Kismet, as well as tracks from West Side Story, Roberta, On the Town, and Carousel) and one disc of Demos, Live Performances, and Other Rarities sourced from Drake's personal archives. This disc features rare live appearances, rehearsals, practice recordings, and even auditions for musicals and operettas
"I've never gotten over the pleasure of someone covering one of my songs," Leonard Cohen once said. "I don't have a sense of proprietorship, which probably stems from coming up as a folksinger where it was understood that songs develop a patina through interpretation. I feel that's the mark of excellence." Ace Records has just released a new collection of excellent Leonard Cohen covers with Hallelujah: The Songs of Leonard Cohen. It's the latest volume in the label's Songwriter series, and it
To celebrate the fiftieth year of The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings has announced the May 10 release of the new box set, Jazz Fest: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The 5-disc set is presented as a large-format, 12"x12" book. Inside its 136 pages are numerous photos spanning the festivals history, plus many essays and discographical annotations. There's a forward from festival foundr George Wein, as well as notes from Jeff Place and Huib
The 1973 Blaxploitation comedy Cleopatra Jones starred Tamara Dobson as the title character secret agent who battles against drug lord Mommy played by Shelley Winters. The film was a success, with a sequel arriving two years later. The soundtrack is mix of songs and score pieces. Joe Simon, who had had teamed with Gamble and Huff for hits "Drowning In The Sea of Love" and "Power of Love" in 1971 and 1972, was one of the featured performers on the album. Jazz trombonist J.J. Johnson wrote the
CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Neil Young Online Store LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Neil Young Online Store Jim Jarmusch's 1995 film Dead Man was dubbed by the director as a "psychedelic western." With a cast including Johnny Depp, Billy Bob Thornton, Crispin Glover, and Iggy Pop, the surreal period piece is set in the bleak 19th-century Old West and follows an accountant named William Blake who's on the run after a murder. Blake encounters Nobody, a guide
Blixa Sounds has compiled a one-stop-shop collection of tracks by Robin Lane & The Chartbusters with Many Years Ago: The Complete Robin Lane & The Chartbusters Collection. The 3-CD set is released on March 1 and brings together a whopping 52 tracks, spanning all of the group's official albums, as well as demos, rare singles and EP tracks, and unreleased session takes. The result is the most comprehensive compilation of classic Robin Lane tracks thus far! Robin Lane got her start as a
2-CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2-LP color vinyl: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Sparks Online Store By 1979, the L.A.- based band Sparks was ready to shift directions. They teamed up with Italian disco producer extraordinaire Giorgio Moroder and began recording. The result was No. 1 in Heaven, Sparks' first full-fledged foray into electronica. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of its original release, Sparks' own Lil Beethoven Records released a newly
Amazing Grace: The Complete Recordings presents Aretha Franklin's iconic concerts at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles during January 1972 in full. Both the Thursday night and Friday night sets are accounted for, spread across four 180-gram LPs.
Last October, Cherry Red/Hear No Evil released the 8-CD The Early Years 1971-1977, chronicling REO Speedwagon's beginning on Epic Records. And now they're back with the follow-up set: The Classic Years 1978-1990, containing the group's seven remaining Epic albums and a bonus live disc across 9 CDs, highlighting the period when REO Speedwagon became a household name. Cherry Red/Hear No Evil's new box offers a lot of bonus material, with every album except Good Trouble being expanded. You Can
David Bowie followed up his otherworldly performance in 1976's The Man Who Fell to Earth with a decidedly more grounded role, that of Paul Ambrosius von Przygodski, a Prussian officer-turned-gigolo, in the 1978 film Just a Gigolo. Its soundtrack supervised by Jack Fishman featured period-style vocal and instrumental tracks including hard-to-find tracks by The Manhattan Transfer, Marlene Dietrich, and The Village People. Bowie also contributed pieces for the film, including "Revolutionary
Music from Season Two of the acclaimed Amazon Prime television series boasts not one but two Barbra Streisand tunes ("Just Leave Everything to Me" from the film soundtrack of 1969's Hello, Dolly! and the evergreen "Happy Days Are Here Again") plus appearances by Frank Sinatra ("How Are Ya Fixed for Love" with Keely Smith), Blossom Dearie ("Some Other Time") and Ella Fitzgerald ("Old Mother Hubbard'). Further tracks come from Dean Martin ("I'd Cry Like a Baby"), Louis Prima and the Witnesses
Dana Gillespie first made a splash on the U.K. charts with a run of singles for Pye and a couple albums on Decca and London in the mid-'60s. In 1971, the actress-singer-musician signed to RCA under the aegis of MainMan, the management company headed by Tony Defries that famously included David Bowie on its roster. Now, all of Gillespie's RCA/MainMan recordings and a wealth of previously unissued material feature on a new artist-approved 2-CD compilation from Cherry Red, What Memories We Make:
The Edsel label has long championed Kiki Dee's work on various reissues; now, they're bringing all of her Rocket Records repertoire together on one new, book-style box set. The 5-CD The Rocket Years includes all five of her Rocket LPs plus ten bonus tracks, including the CD premiere outside of Australia of the rare B-side "Snow Queen" penned by Kiki with Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Davey Johnstone, and David Nutter. Available on March 29 in the U.K. and April 5 in North America. Exclusive
Since 1968, Michael Nesmith has released 16 solo albums in between stints as a Monkee. Now, 12 of those recordings, every album from 1970-1994 including the compilation The Newer Stuff have been collected in the Songs box set from Edsel. The 12-CD set brings together Nesmith's complete RCA and Pacific Arts output for the very first time. Get all the details on this monumental Mike Nesmith celebration here! Available today in the U.K. and next Friday in North America.
Real Gone Music has pressed up 1,000 copies on "pocket protector brown" vinyl of the '80s comedy classic soundtrack featuring tracks by The Rubinoos, Bone Symphony, Gleaming Spires, Pat Robinson and Jill Michaels!
This expanded 3-CD edition of Donna Summer's 14th studio album (from 1989, produced by Stock, Aitken and Waterman, and featuring her hit "This Time I Know It's for Real") includes the original album plus two CDs of bonus material including single mixes, edits, and more. Five unreleased mixes are featured among the total 35 tracks. Available March 29 in the U.K. and April 5 in North America.
This year marks 20 years since Eminem released his major-label debut, The Slim Shady LP, which launched him from the underground rap scene to worldwide superstardom. With iconic songs like "My Name Is," "Role Model," and "'97 Bonnie and Clyde," The Slim Shady LP introduced the world to Eminem's undeniable and enduring talents. The album was a smash hit. Its lead single, "My Name Is," reached No. 36 on the Billboard charts; the album won a Grammy for Best Rap Album, and it was eventually
Following their announcement of a Record Store Day color-vinyl edition of the title, Craft Recordings have unveiled further details about their new compilation of hard-to-find gems from the psychedelic era, entitled Poppies: Assorted Finery from the First Psychedelic Age. In addition to the orange-vinyl RSD version, which will be in independent shops on April 13, Poppies will also be released on CD and on digital download platforms on April 19. The 13-track collection - the first in a series
Dorothy Ashby was a jazz harpist who made her first headlining album in 1957 on the Regent label. For her third album (now on the New Jazz label), she was joined by flautist Wess who was a member of Count Basie's band and who had made several solo recordings himself. Here is how Real Gone describes their reissue of In A Minor Groove: "Dorothy Ashby was probably the greatest-and certainly the most swinging-jazz harpist of all time, re-purposing an instrument best known for ethereal glissandos
6-CD: Amazon U.S. (not yet live) / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Link TBD 1-CD: Amazon U.S. (not yet live) / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Link TBD 2-LP: Amazon U.S. (not yet live) / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Link TBD On May 17, UMC will release the much-anticipated Ronnie Lane box set, Just For a Moment: Music, 1973-1997. The 6-CD collection boasts 118 tracks that span three decades and promises to be a comprehensive look at the music and legacy of Ronnie Lane. Just For a Moment: The
Nitro was a short-lived hair metal group whose O.F.R. was first released thirty years ago. Legend has it, stands for "out-f******-'rageous." It's an apt title, as Nitro's is as over-the-top as any of the other hair metal groups that reigned during the tail end of the '80s. Aside from their image (think stories-high hair and a trademark four-neck guitar) Jim Gillette's delivers with his other-worldly pipes. His impressive and very possibly superhuman high-pitched voice is matched with Michael