Chicago's hometown favorite band The Ides of March, led as always by singer-songwriter Jim Peterik, return with a new studio album. Play On boasts 14 new songs sure to form a new chapter in the 55-years-and-counting history of the horn-rock band. The CD has one bonus track, the original single version of the Ides' enduring classic "Vehicle."
Jakob Dylan and a group of friends including Beck, Cat Power, Fiona Apple, Norah Jones, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, and Regina Spektor revisit thirteen Laurel Canyon classics on this album inspired by director Andrew Slater's recent documentary film. Songs include "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times" by Dylan with Young, "Expecting to Fly" with Spektor, "Goin' Back" with Beck, "You Showed Me" with Cat Power, and more.
British singer-songwriter and prolific backing vocalist Lesley Duncan ("Love Song")'s three albums and seven singles for the GM label are collected on RPM's new 3-CD set with copious bonus material including her 1974 BBC In Concert recording, a live track from the 1973 Reading Festival, and post-GM material including the charity single "Sing Children Sing" (with Kate Bush, Pete Townshend, Madeline Bell, and others) and tracks recorded with her producer-arranger husband Tony Cox in the 1980s.
Cherry Red's 7a imprint has rounded up all 47 of The Bay City Rollers' single sides on the Bell, Arista, and Epic labels released between 1971 and 1981 on a 3-CD clamshell box set. Includes "Saturday Night," "Bye Bye Baby," "Give a Little Love," and all of the group's international smashes. The set has been remastered by James Bragg and includes a 28-page booklet with single-by-single annotation.
2CD/2LP Box: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 1LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Scottish rock band Travis' sophomore album, 1999's The Man Who, gets a 20th anniversary deluxe edition from Craft Recordings. Produced by Nigel Godrich, it spent eleven weeks atop the U.K. Albums Chart, and has sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide. The box set features the expanded original album and bonus tracks (including B-sides and live
3-CD/LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2-CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 1-CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Rhino celebrates 25 years of Stone Temple Pilots' Purple with a new box set. The 3-CD/1-LP super deluxe box brings together a newly remastered edition of the classic album on CD and LP, plus unreleased rarities, alternate versions, and live tracks from the era. There are a number of early versions, demos, and acoustic takes of the beloved
CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Vinyl: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Woodstock's 50th anniversary is right around the corner, and Craft Recordings is marking the occasion with the release of Creedence Clearwater Revival's complete performance at the historic festival. Live at Woodstock is available in CD, 2-LP, and digital formats (including high-resolution 96/24) featuring the band's complete performance at Yasgur's farm. The set will also be included in full on
Welcome To The Vault is the first-ever Steve Miller Band rarities collection. The 3CD/DVD box set features 52 songs that span Miller's career, including 38 previously unreleased recordings and 5 never-before-heard songs. With demos, rehearsal takes, newly unearthed compositions, classic concert recordings, and more, Miller has dived into the vaults with a celebratory collection that's bound to please any fan. The DVD is also a treasure trove of rarities, featuring 21 performances including
Rhino has unearthed a lost album recorded by Miles Davis in 1985-1986 prior to his label debut Tutu. The LP has been completed by original co-producers Randy Hall and Zane Giles with Davis' nephew Vince Wilburn, Jr., who played drums on the album sessions. Ledisi and Lalah Hathaway have been enlisted to complete the vocal tracks. Available on CD, 2-LP vinyl, and digital platforms.
5CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) 2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 1CD: Walmart.com Filmmaker Ken Burns has tackled many subjects over the years, from the Civil War to baseball. His documentaries have garnered numerous awards over the years. In 2001, he took an in-depth look at the genre of jazz. Now, he's exploring a different genre with Country Music, an eight-part, 16-1/2-hour documentary premiering September
2CD/DVD Edition: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Keymail Records (U.K.) / Deep Discount (U.S.) 3LP Edition: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Keymail Records (U.K.) / Deep Discount (U.S.) 7a Records releases a Davy Jones treasure trove on Live in Japan, available in both 2CD/DVD and 3LP formats. The 2CD/DVD set presents both of Jones' officially released (and long-unavailable) Japanese concert albums in their best sound yet, plus numerous singles and rarities from the
50th Anniversary: The Collection (3-CD) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) 50th Anniversary: The Collection [2-LP] (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Links TBD) 50th Anniversary: Golden Hits (Single CD) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) Almost fifty years ago in London, Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, and the late Dan Peek first joined their voices together in song - beginning a musical journey as the band America that continues to this day. In anticipation of
Half Speed Master (2LP) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) Voulez-Vous - The Singles (Polar/UMG, 2019) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) ABBA's 1979 album Voulez-Vous, the pop masters' sixth studio album, is beloved today for such classic songs as "I Have a Dream," "Does Your Mother Know," and "Chiquitita." Now, for its 40th anniversary, UMG and Polar Music are marking the occasion with a new array of reissues: Half-Speed Mastered 2-LP set pressed on 180-gram vinyl,
2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2CD/DVD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Blu-ray: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Links TBD In November 2018, the Doobie Brothers, led by Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons, and John McFee, returned to New York City's historic Beacon Theatre for the first time in 25 years to perform two of the band's greatest albums, Toulouse Street and The Captain and Me. Both audio and video of that special performance are now set for
Volume 2: Folk, Rock, Rio, Bits and Pieces from the soundtrack of the Netflix original series starring Steven Van Zandt collects a whopping 36 tracks from a variety of genres, including the theme song and cues inspired by Norwegian folk, rock-and-roll, surf, Latin sounds, Brazilian music, and beyond. Van Zandt plays guitar on all but one of the tracks on this album, and was inspired by diverse artists ranging from Tito Puente and Antonio Carlos Jobim to Ennio Morricone.
Volume 1: Jazz collects together 13 of the best jazz-oriented compositions from the Netflix original series which starred Steven Van Zandt. Little Steven and his musical compatriots assembled a soundtrack featuring vintage standards, instrumental cues, and original songs. Van Zandt even took a page from Sinatra in his new renditions of "All Of Me," "Ring-a-Ding Ding!" and "My Kind Of Town."
CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Jackson Browne's legendary, seven-times-platinum 1977 album - featuring such classics as "Running On Empty" and "The Load-Out / Stay" - returns to CD, vinyl, and digital formats from Asylum/Rhino, featuring a fresh remaster by Gavin Lurssen of Lurssen Mastering on CD/digital. The vinyl edition, meanwhile, was mastered by Ron McMaster and will be presented on 180-gram vinyl pressed at Pallas.
Demon is bringing together Bobby Darin's recordings for his own Direction Records label on one box set with three 180-gram LPs. The Direction Albums collects Darin's 1968 LP Born Walden Robert Cassotto and the 1969 Commitment (credited to Bob Darin) with an album of Rare Darin from this period in which the singer-songwriter expressed his social conscience via a radically different folk-rock sound. The two core albums are being reissued for the very first time on LP in their original gatefold
The Rolling Thunder Revue CD box set will also be joined by a reissue of the long out-of-print 3-LP edition of The Bootleg Series Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975 - The Rolling Thunder Revue. The 3-LP set was originally released in 2003 by Classic Records; that edition now commands high prices on the secondary market. Legacy's slipcased reissue has the discs housed in printed inner sleeves alongside a a 64-page booklet and a download code. (Note that Bootleg Vol. 5 presented a composite show drawn
Just in advance of the June 12 debut of director Martin Scorsese's documentary Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese, Columbia and Legacy unveil a new 14-CD box set that promises to be the ultimate chronicle of the initial leg of Dylan's legendary Rolling Thunder Revue from the autumn of 1975. The box includes five professionally recorded sets from the tour, plus rehearsals and a bonus disc of rare performances - for a total of 148 tracks, more than 100 of which are
CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Picture Disc Vinyl: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Following the previous releases of The Grateful Dead (2017) and Anthem of the Sun (2018), Aoxomoxoa will be released approximately 50 years after its anniversary date as a 2-CD deluxe edition that includes the newly-remastered original album plus a bonus disc of previously unreleased live recordings (recorded January 24-26, 1969 at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, CA). Like
Stage Door Records launches a new series celebrating musicals year-by-year: Lost Broadway. The first volume focuses on the year 1961, shining a new light on all-but-forgotten or infrequently-revived shows including 13 Daughters, The Conquering Hero, Milk and Honey, Subways Are for Sleeping, Sail Away, Carnival, and more. The 2-CD, 57-song collection features original cast performances on Disc One from artists such as Barbara Cook, Jerry Orbach, and Elaine Stritch, and a treasure trove of pop
The Polydor Years is an 8-CD set that brings together many of ARS' best-loved albums and biggest hits. Inside you'll find Third Annual Pipe Dream (1974), Dog Days (1975), Red Tape (1976), A Rock and Roll Alternative (1976), Champagne Jam (1978), Underdog (1979), Are You Ready? (1979) and The Boys From Doraville (1980) plus a selection of single versions and edits as bonus tracks.
In just a few months during 1969, Stax and its artists released a staggering 27 albums and 30 singles during what's been called the "Soul Explosion," which is also the name of a 1969 compilation arriving on vinyl for the first time since its original release. The 28-song, 2-LP sampler brings together hits from the likes of The Staple Singers, Albert King, Eddie Floyd, and The Mad Lads. These are paired with rarer songs, some of which are exclusive to this collection. Among them are The
Britain's/America's Got Talent sensation Susan Boyle celebrates 10 years of music with a new collection featuring 17 tracks - 13 favorites (including "I Dreamed a Dream," "Hallelujah," and "Wild Horses") and 4 new songs including the duet "A Million Dreams" with stage star Michael Ball.