In 1999, singer-songwriter Jewel teamed with veteran producer-arranger Arif Mardin (Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield) for Joy: A Holiday Collection, her first Christmas album and third overall studio LP. Within a month of its release, it received a platinum certification, and it continues to be a perennial during the holiday season. Now, Craft Recordings has reissued the gentle album originally released on Atlantic Records for its vinyl premiere, as newly mastered by George Horn and Anne-Marie
In one of the oddest releases seen in a while, BMG has taken Glen Campbell's three 1982-1985 Atlantic Records albums (reissued in September 2019 by Morello Records with one bonus track), dropped three songs, and reshuffled the rest of them into this new 2-CD collection. This one is for Campbell completists only, as the three albums [Old Home Town, Letter to Home, and It's Just a Matter of Time] are available in full on the recent Morello release.
Stage Door Records is bringing another rare London cast album to CD with the premiere of Man of Magic, the 1966 musical based on the life of Houdini. With music by Wilfred Wylam (a.k.a. classical composer Wilfred Josephs), and book and lyrics by John Morley and Aubrey Cash, Man of Magic starred Americans Stuart Damon (Cinderella, General Hospital) and Stubby Kaye (Guys and Dolls, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?) along with Judith Bruce (The Avengers, Playgirl After Dark). The tuneful score was
Pop vocal duo Dollar, a.k.a. David Van Day and Thereza Bazar, are celebrated on a lavish, new 6-CD/1-DVD box set from Cherry Pop. The box contains expanded versions of all three of their original studio albums with rare and new-to-CD bonus tracks including demos, single A- and B-sides, backing tracks, outtakes, and 12-inch mixes. A DVD (alas, in Region 2 PAL) has eighteen promo videos and television appearances. Bazar has personally overseen the project which includes a squarebound 84-page book
Collector's Set Bundle - Numbered: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Limited Edition - Numbered: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Original Analog Edition - Numbered: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Digitally Remixed/Remastered - Numbered: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada The country superstar's new, massive box set called Legacy finally hits shelves today. Legacy collects five of Brooks' albums in one place, on vinyl for the first time ever. Fans
This new 7″ singles box set collects replicas of the thirteen singles issued by Van Halen in Japan from the band's six smash albums originally released between 1978 and 1984. The original album versions of each song are featured other than "Hot for Teacher," with a unique Japan-only single edit, and "(Oh) Pretty Woman" and "I'll Wait," both in single edits. All told, there are 26 songs on 13 black vinyl singles.
Get ready to find your thrill, as Bear Family Records has the ultimate tribute to singer, pianist, and rock-and-roll pioneer Fats Domino. The new 12CD/1DVD box set I've Been Around is packed with 312 tracks including all of Domino's recordings for Imperial Records, the label on which he made his name and recorded his biggest hits from 1948-1962, and ABC-Paramount Records, where he continued turning out stellar work between 1963-1965. This being a Bear Family box, it also features a treasure
Bear Family (who else?) has the ultimate, 10-CD celebration of The Bakersfield Sound - that back-to-basics, honky-tonk country style popularized by Buck Owens and Merle Haggard out of Bakersfield, CA. The Bears' box also features luminaries like Don Rich, Ferlin Husky, Dallas Frazier, Wynn Stewart, Jean Shepard, David Frizzell, Clarence White, The Gosdin Brothers, and many others to comprehensive chronicle the city's towering legacy in music. A 200-page book accompanies the 307 tracks,
Demon Music Group's Edsel label is following up its July release of Judy Collins' The Elektra Albums Volume One (1961-1968) with a second volume out today. The Elektra Albums Volume Two (1970-1984) finishes up the artist's Elektra Records tenure, comprising these nine releases on CD in their original sequences: Whales and Nightingales (1970), Living (1971), True Stories and Other Dreams (1973), Judith (1975), Bread and Roses (1976), Hard Times for Lovers (1979), Running for My Life (1980), Times
Silver Dreams: Complete Albums 1975-1980 contains expansions of the British pop-rock group's five original albums - The Babys, Broken Heart, Head First, Union Jacks and On The Edge - plus a bonus disc featuring a promo-only live record recorded at The Tower Theatre outside Philadelphia in 1977 and a sanctioned released of The Unofficial Official Babys Album, taken from an early session in 1975 and released once the group had begun to climb the charts. The five studio albums all feature bonus
CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Links TBD LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Links TBD Singer-songwriter Marshall Crenshaw reissues his 1996 Razor & Tie release on his own Shiny-Tone label, tinkering with some tracks and adding two new recordings. It launches a new reissue campaign that will ultimately encompass three studio albums -- Miracle of Science, 1999's #447 and 2003's What's in the Bag? -- as well as 1994's live album My Truck Is My Home and 1998's
Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records are proud to reissue, for the first time ever on vinyl (and in homage to the artist's favorite color), Laura Nyro's 1967 debut More Than a New Discovery in a violet vinyl limited edition of 1,250 copies. This edition features the rare, long out-of-print (and superior) original mono mix which we premiered on CD in 2017 as part of A Little Magic, A Little Kindness: The Complete Mono Albums Collection. This release, mastered by Vic Anesini at Sony's Battery
Reba McEntire marks 25 years of Read My Mind with a new reissue. The original album, her 20th, was notable for its top five Country hits "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter" (a No. 1), "Why Haven't I Heard from You" and "And Still;" the crossover chart entry "Till You Love Me;" and the groundbreaking "She Thinks Is Name Was John," the first mainstream country song to address the AIDS crisis. For this reissue, a 2019 live performance of "And Still" is appended to the original 3x platinum album.
LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Randy Newman's latest score and second for director Noam Baumbach, Marriage Story, comes to CD and vinyl after its digital/streaming premiere. Newman's haunting themes complement Baumbach's searing drama. Available on vinyl December 6 and CD December 13.
It's showtime! Beetlejuice returns to gleefully demonic life on Ghostlight/Warner's cast recording of Eddie Perfect's Tony-nominated score to the smash hit show currently packing 'em in at the Winter Garden. Nominee Alex Brightman stars as Beetlejuice in a cast also including Sophia Anne Caruso, Kerry Butler, and Rob McClure. The cast album has been streamed over 100 million times, but here's your chance to own it on vinyl. Also available on CD and in digital formats, and in an exclusive
Longtime Beach Boys/Brian Wilson singer-musician Jeffrey Foskett has a vibrant new collection of lush harmony pop including songs from The Beach Boys ("Wouldn't It Be Nice" and "Good Vibrations," both featuring Mike Love), The Association ("Everything That Touches You"), Bacharach and David ("I Say a Little Prayer," vocally arranged by Brian Wilson), Neil Sedaka ("Laughter in the Rain," featuring Valerie Carter), and many more.
Manifesto in the U.S. and Demon/Edsel in the U.K. have unearthed a full-length concert from the late Tim Buckley recorded in Chicago between the first, abortive Happy Sad sessions and the later, released sessions. This was a period of personal and musical searching for Buckley, and longtime fans will notice a number of familiar songs throughout this 2-CD set: "Sing a Song for You" and "Gypsy Woman" from Happy Sad, "Happy Time" from Blue Afternoon, and the covers "Dolphins" and "Sally Go Round
CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Deep Discount (U.S.) / Keymail Records (U.K.) Picture Disc LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Deep Discount (U.S.) / Keymail Records (U.K.) Cosmic Partners - The McCabe's Tapes spotlights Michael Nesmith with his longtime musical soul brother Red Rhodes and a small group of musicians as recorded on August 18, 1973 at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, California. The performance was in support of Nesmith's final album for RCA
5CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 8LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Songs for Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts arrives on CD and digital formats on November 22, with a vinyl release to follow on December 13. This collection assembles all four of Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Miles, and Billy Cox's legendary Fillmore East shows from December 31, 1969 and January 1, 1970 in their original performance sequence (though still missing some tracks). The 5-CD or 8-LP set
5CD/5DVD/6BD/2 Vinyl Single Box Set: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada (Bundles: Pink Floyd Online Store) 1CD Highlights: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2-LP Highlights: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Bundles: Pink Floyd Online Store Pink Floyd's The Later Years: 1987-2019 celebrates the band's David Gilmour-led years which yielded the albums A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987), The Division Bell (1994), and The Endless River (2014) and the live efforts
The long-running NOW series has a 5-CD, 100-song collection of Christmas classics from an eclectic roster of artists past and present including Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Kacey Musgraves, Kelly Clarkson, Petula Clark, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Jackson 5, The Beach Boys, Sam Smith, Whitney Houston, and more.
The 5-CD box Conversation Piece traces David Bowie's development as a songwriter and performer throughout 1968-1969 with home demos, BBC sessions, and studio recordings with his friend and collaborator John "Hutch" Hutchinson and the mime group Feathers. The box also marks the 50th anniversary of the "Space Oddity" single and Bowie's eponymous sophomore album also known as Space Oddity. The box premieres 12 previously unreleased tracks as well as a new mix of the album by producer Tony Visconti
This new 7" singles box set collects replicas of the thirteen singles issued by Van Halen in Japan from the band's six smash albums originally released between 1978 and 1984. The original album versions of each song are featured other than "Hot for Teacher," with a unique Japan-only single edit, and "(Oh) Pretty Woman" and "I'll Wait," both in single edits. All told, there are 26 songs on 13 vinyl singles. Whereas the standard box set is pressed on black vinyl, a special red vinyl edition is
The perennial Christmas music of Bing Crosby gets a makeover with Decca's release of Bing at Christmas, melding the legendary singer's classic vocals with new orchestral backing tracks from The London Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his classic duets with David Bowie and The Andrews Sisters, the late Crosby gets some new help from The Puppini Sisters, Pentatonix, and The Tenors. Available in CD and digital formats.
CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Craft Recordings celebrates 60 years of The Sound of Music with CD and vinyl reissues of the original Broadway cast recording starring Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel, and originally released on Columbia Records. Produced by Goddard Lieberson and featuring Robert Russell Bennett's grand orchestrations, it's been newly remastered for Craft's reissue from the original three-track master tapes by Ryan