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
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
This week's Release Round-Up is slimmer than most of late, but still filled with some ideal stocking stuffers... Joe Cocker, The Life of a Man: Ultimate Hits 1968-2013 (UMe) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon Canada) UMe celebrates the life and career of the late, great Joe Cocker with this new 3-CD, 36-track anthology with greatest hits and deeper cuts including a live version of "With a Little Help from My Friends" never before released in the United States. This set was previously released in
Omnivore Recordings is looking ahead to this year's annual Black Friday Record Store Day event on Friday, November 27, with the announcement of two special vinyl releases. The first continues in the tradition of Omnivore's Big Star releases. The RSD 10-inch EP of Jesus Christ features the original album version of the song recorded for the band's Third plus the demo version (which first appeared on the acclaimed Keep an Eye on the Sky box set) and five previously unissued tracks, for a total