Welcome to our final Release Round-Up of 2021! There are very few new releases scheduled for the next two weeks, but we'll be back in 2022! Frank Zappa, 200 Motels: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - 50th Anniversary Edition (Zappa Records/UMe) 6CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2CD (Original Soundtrack Only): Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2LP Black Vinyl (Original Soundtrack Only): Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2LP Red Vinyl (Original
Welcome to the first Release Round-Up of the last month of 2021! The Doors, L.A. Woman: 50th Anniversary Edition (Elektra/Rhino) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Rhino.com) The sixth and final studio album from The Doors featuring Jim Morrison gets a 50th anniversary expansion from Rhino on 3 CDs and 1 LP. The original stereo album (newly remastered by Bruce Botnick) is present on both CD and LP while the bonus discs have more than two hours of previously unreleased
Our friends at Real Gone Music have a few jazz and funk reissues on the way, beginning this Friday, December 3. The label is concluding its series of Black Jazz album reissues with sets from Calvin Keys and Doug Carn and also bringing back into print the only solo album from Funkadelic's guitarist Eddie Hazel. First up is guitarist Calvin Keys' Proceed with Caution! from 1974. It was Keys' second album for Black Jazz after 1971's Shawn-Neeq, his debut as a leader. In the 1960s, Keys backed
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Black Sabbath, Sabotage: Super Deluxe Edition (Warner/Rhino) 4CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Rhino.com 4LP/7″: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Rhino.com Rhino is expanding Black Sabbath's 1975 album Sabotage to 4CD and 4LP/7″ proportions. The upcoming Super Deluxe Edition boasts a remastered version of the original album plus a complete live show from Sabbath's 1975 tour. The vinyl version only includes a bonus
Real Gone is continuing its exploration of the Black Jazz Records label with two reissues from Doug Carn. The multi-instrumentalist/composer was the label's most prolific artist, recording four albums from 1971-1974. The two most recently addressed by Real Gone are 1973's Revelation, which was released last Friday (May 21), and 1971's Infant Eyes, due on June 11. He was joined on both albums by his then-wife Jean Carn (later Carne) who provided vocals. Doug Carn, born in Florida in 1948,
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Micky Dolenz, Dolenz Sings Nesmith (7a Records) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Deep Discount) Micky Dolenz tackles more than a dozen compositions by his friend and longtime bandmate Michael Nesmith on this exciting new album available on CD and LP. Micky is in top vocal form bringing his own energetic stamp to Nesmith's beguiling tunes. Tracks include "Different Drum," "Circle Sky," "Propinquity (I've Just Begun to Care),"
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! America, Half Century (America Records/Gonzo) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) The 50th anniversary celebration of America rolls on with a massive new box set. Half Century is an expansive 7-CD/1-DVD box packed with rare and previously unreleased material from the beloved band featuring Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, and the late Dan Peek. There's a slew of unreleased demos circa 1970; a remastered full-length radio session in Bremen
Today, Real Gone Music announced the reissue of a batch of extremely hard-to-find albums from the legendary Black Jazz Records catalogue, due for release on August 28 on CD and LP. The legendary Black Jazz Records was founded in 1969 in Oakland, California by pianist Gene Russell and percussionist Dick Schory and released its first records in summer of 1971. From then on, it became a home for many emerging African-American jazz performers across a range of styles, including free jazz,