Vocalist David Osmond, son of Alan and nephew of Donny and Marie, teams with bandleader, producer, and saxophonist Caleb Chapman for this new "contemporary big band" project. There's More Where That Came From reimagines a host of pop and country classics ("Ring of Fire," "You Don't Know Me," "The Way You Look Tonight," "Fly Me to the Moon," "For Once in My Life") along with original tunes ("We Might as Well Fall in Love," "I Need a Real Good Thing") and even a modern-day cover (Bruno Mars'
Cleopatra Records delivers a tribute to Pink Floyd's 1975 classic Wish You Were Here with a line-up of musicians including Todd Rundgren, Ian Paice, Joe Satriani, and Rick Wakeman. Available on CD and vinyl.
Originally released on Riverside in 1959 as her fourth overall album and final release on the label, Abbey Is Blue saw vocalist Lincoln team up with Max Roach, Stanley Turrentine, Philly Joe Jones, and other great sidemen for a selection of tracks hand-picked by Lincoln. From the Street Scene number "Lonely House," penned by Langston Hughes and Kurt Weill, to the Mongo Santamaria/Oscar Brown standard "Afro-Blue," Weill and Maxwell Anderson's stirring "Lost in the Stars," and the original
Van Dyke Parks Orchestrates Verónica Valerio: Only in America teams the musical iconoclast with singer-songwriter-harpist Verónica Valerio for a new, four-song EP. It merges the sensibilities of the Mississippi-born hero of California music with the Veracruz, Mexico native to create a miniature suite that very much reflects the times in which we're living.
2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 4LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Zappa Records has announced a new archival title - and it's a landmark, if bittersweet, addition to the library. Zappa '88: The Last U.S. Show preserves the March 25, 1988 show at Uniondale, New York's Nassau Coliseum that turned out to be the musician and bandleader's final show on American soil. Zappa '88: The Last U.S. Show, featuring the first release of Zappa's "Beatles Medley" with lyrics
6CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 9LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada After a 2+-year wait since the last volume, Def Leppard will continue its chronological box set series with the June 11 release of Volume Three from Virgin/UMe. This set, available on six CDs or nine 180-gram vinyl LPs, collects all three of the band's studio albums from the first decade of the 2000s (2002's X, 2006's Yeah!, 2008's Songs from the Sparkle Lounge) plus three newly curated collections
2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada This previously unreleased concert from Miles Davis was recorded at the Vienne Jazz Festival on July 1, 1991. The legendary musician would be honored by France mere days later, becoming a Knight of the Legion of Honour, before passing away in September at the age of 65. At the Jazz Festival, Davis and his band tackled then-recent pop covers (Michael Jackson's "Human Nature," Cyndi Lauper's "Time
It Sure Looked Good on Paper: The Steve Goodman Demos, due in 1CD and 2LP formats, offers the most close-up look yet at the late singer-songwriter's legacy. The collection presents 20 intimate demo recordings from the artist and storyteller who died of leukemia in 1984 at the too-young age of 36, including renditions of "City of New Orleans" and "You Never Even Call Me by My Name."
2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Etta James was a frequent visitor to the Montreux Jazz Festival stage. Her volume of The Montreux Years culls performances from her concerts in 1975, 1977, 1978, 1989, 1990 and 1993. Like Nina Simone (also represented in this series of releases), there was no song that James couldn't make her own with grit and guts. Among the songs featured are her Muscle Shoals hit "Tell Mama" (James'
2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Nina Simone first took the Montreux Jazz Festival stage on June 16, 1968 at the second edition. Nina Simone: The Montreux Years spotlights all five of her performances at Montreux (1968, 1976, 1981, 1987, and 1990). While the first disc presents a composite show drawn from the various years, the second presents her landmark 1968 concert in full for the very first time. The material is typically
3CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 3LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Amy Winehouse's posthumous live release Amy Winehouse at the BBC, first issued in 2012, returns as a 3-CD or 3-LP expanded edition. This presentation brings together her earliest BBC Radio sessions, music from her first television appearances, and more. It features the original album on one disc plus A Tribute to Amy Winehouse by Jools Holland on Disc Two and BBC One Sessions Live at Porchester
This run of concerts from Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Jai Johanny Johanson a.k.a. Jaimoe, and Butch Trucks was recorded by Owsley "Bear" Stanley at Bill Graham's late, lamented Fillmore East on February 11, 13, and 14, 1970. Grateful Dead Records released a 7-track live compilation drawn from the shows in 1996. (The Dead's performances from those shows has also been released.) Then, in 2018, the album was reissued and remastered on CD, and a limited edition 3-CD
The U.K.'s Madfish label returns the late Laura Nyro's 1967-1978 catalogue for Verve and Columbia to vinyl in a new box set. The 8-LP box set American Dreamer presents newly remastered versions of her original studio albums: More Than a New Discovery (1967) Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968) New York Tendaberry (1969) Christmas and the Beads of Sweat (1970) Gonna Take a Miracle - with Labelle (1971) Smile (1976); and Nested (1978). A bonus LP of 15 previously
Jazz vocalist Abbey Lincoln's 1959 album Abbey Is Blue, on which she was supported by the illustrious likes of her then-husband Max Roach, Stanley Turrentine, and Philly Joe Jones, gets a 180-gram vinyl reissue remastered by Kevin Gray. The album's songs were chosen with social conscience in mind and include such classics as Kurt Weill and Langston Hughes' "Lonely House," Weill and Maxwell Anderson's "Lost in the Stars," and Lincoln's original "Get Up." High-resolution digital audio will also
The latest vinyl iteration of The Vince Guaraldi Trio's classic album for kids of all ages precedes (by one day) a Record Store Day tie-in single on the July 17 RSD Drop. This version, unlike the 50th anniversary reissue which restored the original 1964 artwork, uses the 1972 reissue cover. The album featuring "Linus and Lucy" has been newly remastered from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, and adds eight baseball cards to the package - one for each member of Charlie
4CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Links TBD / Rhino.com 4LP/7": Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Links TBD / Rhino.com Rhino is expanding Black Sabbath's 1975 album Sabotage to 4CD and 4LP/7" proportions. The upcoming Super Deluxe Edition boasts a remastered version of the original album plus a complete live show from Sabbath's 1975 tour. The vinyl version only includes a bonus 7-inch single of the single edit of "Am I Going Insane (Radio)" b/w "Hole in the Sky,"
A new vinyl box set collects remastered versions of Rod Stewart's breakthrough first four Warner Bros. albums - Atlantic Crossing (1975), A Night on the Town (1976), Foot Loose and Fancy Free (1977), and Blondes Have More Fun (1978) - and adds the bonus LP Encores 1975-1978 featuring ten outtakes, five of which have never been released in any format.
Parlophone reissues David Bowie's The Man Who Sold the World (released 1970 in the U.S. and 1971 in the U.K.) as a 12-inch picture disc with its 1972 reissue artwork and a bonus poster.
Rhino continues the celebration of the 50th anniversary of David Bowie's 1970 classic The Man Who Sold the World with The Width of a Circle, a new 2-CD "companion" collection of related live tracks and singles (many previously unreleased) including the complete premiere of Bowie's music for the television drama The Looking Glass Murders (Pierrot in Turquoise) and two BBC sets.
The late pianist-composer's first career-spanning box set, the 5-CD Everybody Still Digs Bill Evans: A Career Retrospective (1956-1980) covers many of Evans' key label affiliations as a leader including Riverside, Milestone, Fantasy, Verve, Warner Bros., and Elektra. (He was so prolific that he also recorded for United Artists, Atlantic, MGM, Philips, MPS, CTI, and Columbia.) Personnel includes Stan Getz, Shelly Manne, Kenny Burrell, and many other boldface names. It also features a previously
2CD/BD/4LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 4LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2CD/BD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada On February 25, 2020 - just before COVID-19 forced the world into lockdown - Mick Fleetwood assembled a starry roster of his famous friends (including Pete Townshend, Christine McVie, John Mayall, Steven Tyler, David Gilmour, Billy Gibbons, Bill Wyman, Noel Gallagher, Neil Finn, and Jeremy
Sony Classical rounds up the landmark RCA and Columbia recordings conducted by Leonard Bernstein (for The Boston Symphony Orchestra, The London Symphony Orchestra, and The New York Philharmonic) of Igor Stravinsky's greatest works, plus the maestro's lectures on Stravinsky, in this new box set. Each disc utilizes "the newest remastering from analogue tape."
Ronnie Milsap returns with his 30th studio album. A Better Word for Love has been co-produced by Rob Galbraith and features new recordings as well as a 1993 performance of Cindy Richardson and Carol Chase's "Civil War." Among its nine new tracks is the premiere recording of the last song Carl Perkins ever wrote, "Big Bertha." For the ode to a famous golf driver, Milsap has been joined by Vince Gill. The late Jim Weatherly is represented with two tracks he'd co-written ("Too Bad for My Own
Last Record Store Day Black Friday, Demon Music Group reissued The Yardbirds' Roger the Engineer as a 2-LP Expanded Edition. Now, the 1966 rock classic is getting even more expanded - this time, as a 2-LP/3-CD/1-7″ single deluxe box set. Utilizing the original master tapes, the box (announced this morning) features new remastering by Phil Kinrade at Alchemy Mastering at AIR, overseen by original album producer Paul Samwell-Smith. It contains the original mono and stereo mixes on CD and LP
For the first time, Rhino brings together all eight of Chicago's concerts between April 5-10, 1971 at New York's Carnegie Hall in one deluxe, 16-CD box set. The original 4-LP box Chicago at Carnegie Hall was a commercial smash, reaching No. 3 on the Billboard 200. This set features every note played by the band as newly restored by the band's Lee Loughnane and engineer Tim Jessup. The box takes the form of a white folio embossed with Chicago's famous logo. In addition to the 16 CDs, it also