Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, featuring a selection of the new titles available today! Frank Zappa, Zappa '75: Zagreb/Ljubljana (Zappa/UMe) (Zappa Official Store / Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) Zappa '75: Zagreb/Ljubljana captures The Mothers' first and only concerts in Yugoslavia. Zappa referred to the dates as "The Mothers of Invention Yugoslavian Extravaganza," and the performances lived up to that mighty moniker. The shows were staged in Zagreb and
Kevin Rowland and his unstoppable Celtic rock/soul combo Dexys Midnight Runners were already turning heads since the early '80s - but nobody could have predicted the bouncy "Come On Eileen" would have taken the hold it did around the world. The catchy track topped the charts in both the U.S. and the U.K., becoming a defining example of early '80s pop music. Now, four decades later, Rowland is revisiting the album that featured "Eileen" in a new box set full of bonus material and, crucially, a
Today's Short Takes looks at some nice things we've missed over the past few months from Cherry Red! Yorkshire-born singer-songwriter Tasmin Archer has only released three full-length studio albums in nearly thirty years, but there's no doubt that she has practiced "quality over quantity." The title of her first LP, 1992's Great Expectations, might have been tongue-in-cheek as Archer exceeded all expectations. The opening track and first single, the rhythmic ballad "Sleeping Satellite,"
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Diana Ross & The Supremes, Sing and Perform Funny Girl (Second Disc/Real Gone Music) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Real Gone Music) Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records debut Diana Ross & The Supremes Sing and Perform "Funny Girl": The Ultimate Edition, a deluxe 2-CD celebration of the classic 1968 Motown-meets-Broadway gem. Greatly building upon the digital-only Expanded Edition issued in 2014, The Ultimate Edition
Kevin Rowland of Dexys Midnight Runners released his first solo album, The Wanderer, in 1988 - three years after the band's third studio album (and final one for 27 years). But after The Wanderer, Rowland walked away from the music biz altogether. He returned in 1999 with My Beauty, but the record itself was overshadowed by its striking cover depicting a semi-disrobed Rowland in a dress, stockings, and makeup, with a feather boa slung over the dressing screen. Now, over two decades later, the