Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, featuring a selection of the new titles available today! Daft Punk, Random Access Memories: 10th Anniversary Edition (Columbia) 2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 3LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Daft Punk's final album, 2013's disco-flavored, multiple Grammy-winning Random Access Memories, welcomed such all-time luminaries as Nile Rodgers, Paul Williams, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Jackson, Jr., Nathan East, John "J.R."
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, featuring a selection of the titles arriving in stores today! Grateful Dead, Road Trips Vol. 1 No. 4: From Egypt with Love (Real Gone Music) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) A little over a month after playing a concert on the desert grounds surrounding the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, the Grateful Dead returned home to San Francisco for a five-show stint at Winterland. The band brought along a slide show of their Egyptian stand
Tomorrow, March 11, sees a new batch of Real Gone Music vinyl titles hitting store shelves. Among the trio is a lost album by Irma Thomas and a pair of soundtracks to Nora Ephron rom-coms. Two of the releases are making their vinyl debuts. First up is Full Time Woman: The Lost Cotillion Album from Irma Thomas. Thomas, known as "The Soul Queen of New Orleans," was born approximately 50 miles from that city in Ponchatoula, Louisiana in 1941. As a child, she sang in church choir and began
As the holiday season is over and the new year has just begun, let's look at some of the titles Real Gone Music has coming out in January and February. The label is continuing its Black Jazz reissue series with a trio of releases over next two months. The first, available tomorrow, January 8, is Cleveland Eaton's 1975 album Plenty Good Eaton. The double bassist, who passed away in July, played with numerous artists over the years and was a sideman on recordings by Bunky Green, Ramsey Lewis,
Warner Music Group and Sesame Workshop have recently announced a joint effort that marks the relaunch of Sesame Street Records, the label that released over 60 classic originalSesame Street albums from 1970 to 1984. To celebrate 50 years since the program first aired, the extensive Sesame Street music catalog, including original titles and newer collections from Golden Music, Koch and Sony Wonder, has finally joined the streaming age. As of this writing, a whopping 119 titles--many previously
After two years of dormancy, Walt Disney Records' archival series, The Legacy Collection, swung back into stores last year with an expanded edition of the music to 1973's Robin Hood. Now, The Legacy Collection is giving the red-carpet treatment to one of the studio's most popular films: 1991's Beauty and the Beast. After initial Amazon solicitations indicated that Beauty would be reissued (this revelation following a separate confirmation by engineer Bruce Botnick of his involvement in a
In a career spanning five decades, producer-musician-songwriter David Foster has virtually become a brand name in himself. After making his name in bands like Skylark and Airplay, the Canadian multi-hyphenate contributed as sideman, writer and arranger to albums by George Harrison, Diana Ross, Donna Summer and Earth Wind and Fire; he won one of his sixteen Grammy Awards for co-writing that band’s “After the Love is Gone.” Beginning in the 1980s, he launched a solo career and also established