We at The Second Disc are not musicians. Well - I don't want to speak for Joe, but outside of an enthusiastic karaoke night every now and again, I am not a musician. But I obviously think of what it takes to mix brain power and artistic expression so brilliantly in the creation of a song, as well as the struggles that every artist faces when trying to "make it." Earning a living is one thing, sure, but so is the magic of connecting with a friend or a stranger through a song of your own creation.
On the heels of the announcement that they would soon be joining the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Go-Go's have confirmed plans for a December/January mini-tour in California and Nevada. A recent reissue expanded the pioneering band's God Bless the Go-Go's. And that's not all. Demon Music Group has long been the steward of Belinda Carlisle's catalogue; following the label's expanded CD reissues of her entire discography, the label has turned to expanded vinyl presentations. The first of
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Mary Wilson, Mary Wilson: Expanded Edition (Motown/UMe) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.) Just days before her sudden passing, Mary Wilson promised that her 1979 Motown solo debut would finally see reissue. Universal Music and Wilson's estate have made good on that promise with this new digital release. Mary Wilson: Expanded Edition will include the original Mary Wilson album produced by Motown great Hal Davis; three single versions of the album's
Today, we're taking a look at an array of recent R&B/soul vinyl releases from Demon Music Group! Demon has been home to Holland-Dozier-Holland's Invictus catalogue for years now, and after a comprehensive series of CD reissues, the label has turned its attention to vinyl. Freda Payne's Contact was the Detroit songstress' second album for Invictus and a further showcase for her extraordinary vocal gifts. Freda had already recorded for labels including ABC-Paramount and MGM when an old