ATO continues its Jerry Garcia live series with this 2-CD installment from September 16, 1989 at Illinois' Poplar Creek Music Theatre. For the final night of their longest tour, the band was joined by Clarence Clemons who sat in on sax. Tracks include "I Shall Be Released," "Someday Baby," "Let's Spend the Night Together," "Tangled Up in Blue," "Knockin' on Heaven's Door," and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down."
Omnivore Recordings unearths a never-before-heard live recording from late troubadour Steve Goodman. Recorded at the University of Illinois, Live '69 finds the solo Goodman reinterpreting disparate songs by The Beatles, Jefferson Airplane, Bob Dylan, Merle Haggard, Willie Dixon, and others - and making them all his own in the process.
Zappa Records and UMe repackage this 2011 website-exclusive 4-CD set in more compact 3-CD fashion for general release. Carnegie Hall chronicles Zappa and the Mothers of Invention's October 11, 1971 shows at the famed New York venue from the original mono tapes. This version drops the opening set by The Persuasions but includes all of Zappa and the Mothers' material from both shows. The Mothers' lineup includes three alumni of The Turtles - bassist Jim Pons and vocalists Howard Kaylan and Mark
Omnivore brings together 19 previously unissued demos from late singer-songwriter and onetime Kingston Trio member John Stewart, perhaps best known for penning The Monkees' hit "Daydream Believer." While that song isn't here in demo form, numerous other bona fide Stewart classics certainly are, including "July, You're a Woman" (also recorded by performers as diverse as Eddy Arnold and Pat Boone) and other classics from Stewart's landmark California Bloodlines album.
CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Is the complete Johnny Cash at Mercury box set too much of the Man in Black for you? If so, Mercury/UMe offers this 24-track distillation on 1 CD or 2 LPs featuring highlights from the complete box set including duets with Rosanne Cash and The Everly Brothers; U2; Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, and Carl Perkins; Waylon Jennings; Hank Williams, Jr.; and Tom T. Hall.
7CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 7LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada The Complete Mercury Recordings 1986-1991 will be available on 7CD or 7LP, 180-gram vinyl formats. The box collects all six albums Johnny Cash recorded for Mercury Records during that era: Class Of '55: Memphis Rock & Roll Homecoming with Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, and Carl Perkins (1986), Johnny Cash Is Coming To Town (1987), Water From The Wells Of Home (1988), Classic Cash: Hall Of Fame
Motown/UMe revisits Marvin Gaye's 1972 score to the blaxploitation film Trouble Man with this new vinyl release. More Trouble collects nine alternate versions from Gaye's exciting soundtrack, all of which were released on CD in 2012 but are making their vinyl premieres now.
Omnivore premieres 16 previously unreleased recordings from the late singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Andrew Gold. Something New: Unreleased Gold has solo demos and tracks with a small band including Kenny Edwards, Peter Bernstein, and Gene Garfin. All tracks date back to 1973 and showcase Gold's easygoing melodic charm. Peter Asher provides the new liner notes. Available on vinyl for Record Store Day.
America continues its archival series of demos and alternates via Omnivore Recordings. Heritage II features 13 previously unissued tracks from 1971-1976 including the epic "Jameroony," the track mix with background vocals only of the hit "Tin Man," a never-before-heard Gerry Beckley song "Mandy," and a demo of "Today's the Day." More than eight of the tracks feature production by George Martin. Beckley has provided new liner notes. Coming on vinyl for Record Store Day.
Willie Nelson's latest studio album emphasizes love and positivity at a time when we all need it most. First Rose of Spring features new Nelson originals co-written with producer and longtime associate Buddy Cannon, as well as new songs from Toby Keith and Chris Stapleton and covers such as "Yesterday When I Was Young." Available on CD, LP, and digital.
True to its name, The Village People's The Album Collection 1977-1985 includes the complete discography from the infamous sextet, issued primarily on the Casablanca and later RCA Victor labels. A total of nine albums are featured, including the double-disc Live and Sleazy. All discs are packaged in miniature replicas of their original album sleeves; both Live and Sleazy and 1980's Can't Stop The Music retain their original gatefold designs. However, there are almost no bonus tracks, save for a
CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2-LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Real Gone Music has a new collection of rarities from late acoustic guitarist Robbie Basho. At Vanguard Records, Basho released two well-regarded LPs in 1972 and 1974 - but those albums weren't all he left behind for the label. Songs of the Great Mystery has some tracks Basho would subsequently rework for other labels: 1978's Visions of the Country featured "A Day in the Life of Lemuria"
Ultimate Peggy Lee collects 22 indelible performances from the legendary singer including classic hits, five of her own compositions, and one previously unissued track, "Try a Little Tenderness," from 1963. Drawing on her original Decca and Capitol recordings, the anthology boasts such timeless favorites as "Fever" (reinvented by Lee from Little Willie John's original), the alluring "Big Spender," "Black Coffee," "Why Don't You Do Right," "The Folks Who Live on the Hill," and two powerful
CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Nina Simone's Fodder On My Wings, a 1982 album originally released on the small French label Carrere, returns from Verve/UMe on CD, vinyl, and digital platforms. In addition to the album's original ten tracks (including a scorching reinvention of Gilbert O'Sullivan's "Alone Again (Naturally)" and the intimate title track), the 2020 edition will feature three bonus tracks from the sessions that
Real Gone Music has the first-ever collection of never-before-heard music from Andy Williams' Columbia Records years. Emperor of Easy: Lost Columbia Masters 1962-72 boasts 20 selections direct from the Columbia vault encompassing 16 previously unreleased studio outtakes and four rare singles. Every track on Emperor of Easy is new to CD including Andy's renditions of "Two for the Road," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," "Ruby Don't Take Your Love to Town," "This Guy's in Love with You," and a
Rumer returns with a beautiful new studio album celebrating the words and music of songwriter Hugh Prestwood. While Prestwood never became a household name, his songs have been covered by the likes of Judy Collins, Jimmy Buffett, Barbara Mandrell, Trisha Yearwood, and Kathy Mattea. Now Rumer adds herself to that illustrious list with this collection of 15 Prestwood compositions including "Hard Times for Lovers," "Ghost in This House," and the Emmy-winning "The Song Remembers When," plus a
To coincide with their latest run of joint performances, The Monkees bring the acclaimed Mike and Micky Show to CD. The 25-track package features Nesmith, Dolenz, and a killer band on hits and deep cuts alike from The Monkees' debut right up through their most recent (non-holiday) studio album, Good Times.
CD/DVD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Deep Discount LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Deep Discount 7a brings Micky Dolenz's 1982 tour of Japan to CD/DVD and LP with Live in Japan. This multi-format release has the full concert on CD and (region-free) DVD plus rare bonus tracks on CD; as well as a 180-gram splatter-colored LP edition with the concert only (sans the introductory "(Theme From) The Monkees").
Billy Ocean recently celebrated his 70th birthday, but he's the one giving a gift to his fans. The "Caribbean Queen" singer has announced the release of his first album of new material in 10 years, entitled One World. The record sees Ocean reunite with producer Barry Eastmond, whose credits include a number of Billy's best-loved hits, like "When The Going Gets Tough" and "Love Zone." Available on CD and vinyl.
Real Gone Music gives discerning listeners a chance to reevaluate the 2006 pop debut of hotel heiress Paris Hilton on a limited edition maroon and blonde vinyl release. Give the record a spin and you'll hear from all twelve of the album's producers, including Scott Storch, J. R. Rotem, Dr. Luke, and Rob Cavallo, who worked with the socialite to deliver a pop album that matches anything from her contemporaries. The result, apparently, was pretty popular: the original CD shot up to No. 6 on the
The Savoy 10-Inch LP Collection brings together legendary sax man Charlie Parker's sessions for the venerable label spanning 1944-1948 featuring such jazz greats as Miles Davis, Bud Powell, Dizzy Gillespie, John Lewis, and Max Roach. These tracks comprise the building blocks of bebop and some of the most vibrant and essential jazz recordings of all time.
4CD/DVD Box Set: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada One Nite Alone... LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada One Nite Alone...Live! 4LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada One Nite Alone...The Aftershow: It Ain't Over! 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada The 5-CD box set Up All Nite With Prince: The One Nite Alone Collection rounds up the titular studio album (Prince's intimate follow-up to The Rainbow Children) and its two associated live albums in one
CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada The Rainbow Children, The Artist's 24th studio album, returns to CD and vinyl. It was first released as an exclusive on his NPG Music Club website and then issued commercially in November 2001. His first album to be released without the support of a major label, the LP features many of Prince's familiar lyrical themes intertwining sex, love, and spirituality, it musically showcased a
UMC revisits Simple Minds' 1989 album Street Fighting Years as a 4-CD box set. The cinematic Trevor Horn and Stephen Lipson-produced LP featured the band's first U.K. No. 1, "Belfast Child," even as the group underwent personnel changes. This expanded edition is the latest in UMC's ongoing Simple Minds reissue series and features a newly remastered version of the album (undertaken by Andrew Walters at Abbey Road Studios) alongside a disc of B-sides, edits and 12″ remixes. The box is rounded
Last year's release from James Taylor of The Warner Bros. Albums featured a beautifully remastered set of his LPs from the label, but one core release was missing: 1976's best-selling Greatest Hits, featuring a handful of exclusive tracks including his WB re-recordings of "Carolina in My Mind" and "Something in the Way She Moves" and a live "Steamroller." Now, that album is coming back to CD and vinyl in newly remastered form (overseen by Peter Asher) to complement the box set's studio albums.