Once again, Record Store Day here in the U.S. looks a little - make that a lot - different this year. The usual offerings have been split among two dates in 2021 with Drop 1 taking place tomorrow, June 12, at your local independent record retailer. Drop 2 then takes place on July 17. Every retailer is handling the Drop a bit differently thanks to the necessary accommodations for social distancing, smaller crowds, and better safety precautions. So please check in with your favorite store to
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! John Lennon, Plastic Ono Band (Capitol/UMe) 6CD/2BD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 1CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada The 6-CD/2-BD John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band: The Ultimate Collection contains everything recorded by John and Yoko during the sessions for John's 1970 Plastic Ono Band LP, totaling 159 tracks on CD and 131 on
In 2019, Eric Clapton brought together some of the world's most astounding guitarists for his fifth Crossroads Guitar Festival. If you've had the pleasure to see the concert festival in 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013, or 2019, you know what it's about: A marathon concert featuring Clapton and friends playing in each other's sets, with once-in-a lifetime collaborations and plenty of jaw-dropping music - all in service of Clapton's Crossroads Centre for rehabilitation and recovery. It's a ticket you
3-CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Your Local Record Shop 6-LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Your Local Record Shop 2-Blu-ray: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Your Local Record Shop 2-DVD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Your Local Record Shop On November 20, Rhino will release Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019 featuring nearly four hours of highlights from the most recent iteration of his log-standing benefit concert.
Shimmering guitars, breezy horns, smooth keyboards, and crisp vocals on well-crafted songs with catchy choruses: all of those qualities might have once described "soft rock" or "adult-oriented rock," but more recently the genre has experienced a resurgence as "yacht rock." Though the term was originally intended in a pejorative way, it's come to be accepted by many of the progenitors of the genre including Michael McDonald and John Oates. There's an entire book on the yacht rock phenomenon, a
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up - a packed one, for sure! Bob Dylan, The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings (Columbia/Legacy) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) Just in advance of the June 12 debut of director Martin Scorsese's documentary Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese, Columbia and Legacy unveil a new 14-CD box set that promises to be the ultimate chronicle of the initial leg of Dylan's legendary Rolling Thunder Revue from
CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2-LP black vinyl: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2-LP blue vinyl: PeterFrampton.com Music and merchandise bundles: PeterFrampton.com All Blues is the new album from Peter Frampton. Set to be released on June 7 on UMe, it collects 10 covers of Frampton's favorite blues classics (plus one bonus track, "I Feel So Good" on certain configurations). Frampton's association with blues music stretches back to his earliest recordings,
Two blues-rock groups from very different sets of the world are being anthologized on vinyl this summer, with UMe planning an LP box for Humble Pie and Rhino readying a collection of ZZ Top's early work. Hailing from Essex, England, Humble Pie were one of rock's first true supergroups, bringing together members of The Small Faces (lead vocalist Steve Marriott), The Herd (lead guitarist Peter Frampton) and Spooky Tooth (bassist Greg Ridley), with a preternaturally talented 17-year-old drummer,
The fall is almost upon us - which means some of the most exciting release weeks of the year are just around the corner! We hope you've checked out Ted's farewell to the sounds of summer, because we're kicking off September right here with a new release from Second Disc Records - as well as goodies from The Doors, Eydie Gorme, Micky Dolenz, Peter Frampton, Pugwash, and many more! To our U.S. readers, we wish you a safe and happy Labor Day weekend filled with great new (and old)
Welcome to New Release Friday and this week's Release Round-Up! Faces, You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything (1970-1975) (Rhino) CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. Vinyl: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. This long-awaited 5-CD box set includes Faces' First Step (1970), Long Player (1971), A Nod Is as Good as a Wink...to a Blind Horse (1971), and Ooh La La (1973), and adds never-before-released bonus tracks to each album. The set is topped off with a bonus disc containing non-LP selections.
Following the label's deluxe, expanded box set edition of Humble Pie's legendary Rockin' the Fillmore, Peter Frampton is returning to Omnivore Recordings - this time as a solo artist. Frampton is coming alive once again via remastered reissues of 1986's Premonition, 1989's When All the Pieces Fit, and 2003's Now. All three titles are due from Omnivore between August 28 and September 11. Premonition returned Frampton to the Billboard charts and the airwaves after the disappointment of his
Today, 105 Second Avenue in New York City looks inconspicuous enough, housing a branch of a savings bank. But for just over three years, between March 1968 and June 1971, that address was home to Bill Graham’s Fillmore East. The grandiose 2,830-capacity venue built in 1925 as a Yiddish theatre was sadly demolished around 1996, having survived transformations into The New Fillmore East and the landmark gay disco The Saint. Though the building no longer exists, with the bank occupying its
On its surface, it seems kind of crazy to make a compilation of tunes from A&M Records. There are plenty of labels with clearer narrative arcs: Columbia was a hotbed for melodic singer-songwriters in the '60s and '70s, from Dylan and Simon & Garfunkel to Springsteen and Billy Joel. Burgeoning soul fans started with Motown and graduated to Stax or Atlantic, depending on their region. ZTT was the place for avant-garde dance-pop/rock in the '80s, much like Elektra was the source for dreamy