Welcome to The Weekend Stream, a relaxing weekly review of notable digital-only catalogue titles. There may be no CD or vinyl, but there's plenty of great new/old music to discover! Our first release weekend of 2022 features heavy hitters, from legends of pop, rock, jazz and...space disco? David Bowie, Shadow Man (Parlophone) (Amazon / Spotify) David Bowie would have turned 75 today, and fans are celebrating over the new release Toy:Box, an official and expanded version of his "lost" 2001
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Rod Stewart, 1975-1978 (Warner/Rhino) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) 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. Read more
The album that introduced most of the world to New Zealand pop band Split Enz, True Colours is getting a new mix and expanded reissue for its 40th anniversary. The album now features a brand-new mix of the record by Enz keyboardist Eddie Rayner, who's often overseen the sonic quality of the band's catalogue. "I have both the original stereo masters from the 1979 mixing sessions, and the versions currently held in repositories such as Spotify...and they are radically different, sonically,"
Yesterday, we announced the recipients of the Seventh Annual Gold Bonus Disc Awards! Unsurprisingly, the deluxe reissues from Crowded House were among them! Today, Mike takes an in-depth look at these stellar reissues! Depending on how you look at it, there are anywhere from seven (albums) to 14 (discs) to more than 200 (songs) reasons why Universal Music's Crowded House reissues stand tall in this writer's mind as the best catalog music campaign of 2016. But in the end, all it took was
Hey now, hey now...Here at Second Disc HQ, we're bursting with pride to share with you this very special interview conducted by our very own Mike Duquette! Crowded House founder Neil Finn reflected at length with Mike about his band, his career, legacy, and the series of truly lavish Crowded House reissues hitting stores on November 11. We know you'll enjoy this one! Take it away, Mike... There are certain songwriters who've mastered certain places in their compositions. Think of, say, Lou
For today's special feature, we're taking a look back at the big stories we shared with you over the past week at The Second Disc, just in case you missed 'em the first time around! Review: Fleetwood Mac, Mirage: Deluxe Edition Joe takes a look at Rhino's 4-CD/1-LP/1-DVD Deluxe Edition of the Mac's 1982 pop gem! This Could Be the Night: Shout! Factory to Release T.A.M.I. Show and The Big T.N.T. Show on Blu-ray Two classic concert films - featuring a galaxy of stars including The
Ahead of their induction to the Australia Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame this fall--and 30 years after the release of their first of many stellar albums--Crowded House have unveiled a spectacular and thorough reissue campaign that sees the reissue of all of their albums as expanded CDs and heavyweight vinyl titles. The project, which covers every one of their studio albums release between 1986 and 2010 (plus 2000's rarities album Afterglow), sees each album digitally