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
Cherry Red's SoulMusic imprint has recently continued its series of artist anthologies with a pair of double-disc sets from two great ladies of soul-jazz: Jean Carne and Marlena Shaw. Today, we're taking a look at Jean Carne's collection! Jean Carne (also known as Jean Carn, though we'll continue to use her preferred spelling with an "e") has recorded for a variety of labels in a 45-plus year career: first, as part of a soul-jazz duo with her then-husband Doug Carn at his Black Jazz Records,
Cherry Red's SoulMusic Records imprint has continued its collection of artist-focused anthologies with another batch of releases drawn from the Sony Music family of labels. This group includes 2-CD sets for the smooth vocal group The Manhattans, jazz/R&B soul man Norman Connors, and funk band Mother's Finest. Though they were named The Manhattans, their story is actually a tri-state one. The group came together in Jersey City, New Jersey, took their name from the city across the Hudson