Serious Hits... Live! is considered one of the most successful live albums ever made. Since its release in 1990, it has been certified 4x Platinum with over 4 million copies sold. Culled from stadium and arena shows from his Seriously, Live! World Tour, the album finds Collins performing many of his biggest hits, from "Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)" and "You Can't Hurry Love" to "Another Day In Paradise" and "Easy Lover" featuring Philip Bailey.
Phil Collins' live album A Hot Night In Paris features instrumental performances of songs from across Collins' solo discography, as well as select tracks from his time in Genesis. Credited to The Phil Collins Big Band and featuring Collins on drums, the album also includes covers of Miles Davis's "Milestones" and The Average White Band's "Pick Up the Pieces." The latter features George Duke on keyboards. The remastered album will be available on CD February 1 from Atlantic/Rhino.
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Tom Petty, An American Treasure (Reprise) 4CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 6LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada This career-spanning retrospective of rare and previously unreleased material from the late Tom Petty arrives on Reprise Records. The aptly-titled An American Treasure will be the first posthumous collection of Petty material, and it should prove a vital
Cherry Red Records has a pair of treats for fans of English singer-songwriter and '80s synthpop hero Howard Jones. On November 30, the label will expand and remaster Jones' chart-topping debut album Human's Lib and its follow-up, Dream Into Action. Originally issued in March 1984, Human's Lib rocketed into the U.K. Album Chart at No. 1 with sales of over 100,000 units in the first week alone. The double platinum smash spent a total of 57 weeks on the British chart, and yielded four top 20
Throughout his career, Phil Collins has always been willing to share his talents - whether at the microphone or the drum kit, as a songwriter, or in the producer's chair - with his fellow musicians. On September 28, the superstar will collect 59 of his favorite collaborations on a new 4-CD box set. Rhino/Atlantic will release Plays Well with Others just one week before Collins launches his Not Dead Yet, Live! tour on October 5 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Collins states in the press
Robbie Dupree's invitation to "Steal Away" on his 1980 Elektra Records self-titled debut earned the singer-songwriter a U.S. top ten hit as well as a Best New Artist Grammy nomination. Now, a new reissue label has launched with expanded editions of Robbie Dupree and his sophomore effort, Street Corner Heroes. This pair of initial releases from Los Angeles-based indie Blixa Sounds celebrates the soft rock sound of the late 1970s and early 1980s, sometimes known as "yacht rock." The style is
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! "Weird Al" Yankovic, Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of "Weird Al" Yankovic (Legacy) CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada The world's premier parodist celebrates his discography with a box set unlike any other: all 14 of his original albums, newly remastered; Medium Rarities, a bonus album of rare and unreleased material; and a 100+ page book of rare photos and memorabilia--all packaged
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Big Star, Complete Third (Omnivore Recordings) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) Omnivore does an in-depth vault dive into the creation of Big Star's Third for a new 3-CD box set. Complete Third includes every demo, rough mix, outtake, alternate take and final master from the Third sessions known to exist. The 69 tracks on this set represent the culmination of a decade-long search to assemble all extant recordings for the album
Phil Collins isn't ready to stop asking fans to "Take a Look At Me Now," with a new compilation to finish out his yearlong reissue campaign. The Singles, due in stores October 14, a week ahead of his autobiography, Not Dead Yet: The Memoir, collects Phil's various A-sides through nearly 30 years of recording. While nearly all the tracks, newly remastered by Nick Davis, have appeared in each batch of his expanded albums, The Singles collects a dozen tracks not included in those sets. There
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, with some of the most high-profile releases yet for 2016! The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds 50 (Various Editions) (Capitol/UMe) 4-CD/1-BD Deluxe Edition: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2-CD Deluxe Edition (CD 1 + highlights from 4-CD set): Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Mono 180-Gram Vinyl Edition: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Stereo 180-Gram Vinyl Edition: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada The Beach
The Take a Look At Me Now campaign has featured reissues of all of Collins' solo albums, each with a disc of bonus material personally selected by Collins, featuring mostly unreleased demos and live material. While Collins' participation has added some panache to the whole proceedings, with his creative album cover reshoots only recently going viral, some fans have been rightly perplexed as to what was left off from the campaign. To wit, the voluminous B-sides and demos released through
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Phil Collins, No Jacket Required and Testify: Deluxe Editions (Atlantic/Rhino) No Jacket Required 2-CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada No Jacket Required LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Testify 2-CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Testify LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Phil Collins' No Jacket Required, originally released in 1985 and still the artist's most commercially successful album,
The next two titles in Phil Collins' ongoing Take a Look at Me Now reissue program have been announced. On Friday, April 15, Deluxe Editions of No Jacket Required and Testify will arrive in stores, joining the previously issued quartet of Face Value (1981), Hello, I Must Be Going! (1982), Both Sides (1993) and Dance into the Light (1996). Nick Davis has newly remastered all titles which feature new cover photographs of Collins creating his famous cover poses. No Jacket Required, originally
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up filled with deluxe reissues on vinyl and CD, box sets, new releases from veteran artists, and more! Michael Jackson, Off the Wall (Epic/Legacy) CD/DVD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada CD/BD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada The King of Pop's 1979 Epic solo debut Off the Wall is revived for 2016 with an additional DVD or BD of Spike Lee's acclaimed new documentary about the making of the album, Michael Jackson's Journey from
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up featuring a host of deluxe reissues, box sets, and more! Phil Collins, Face Value: Deluxe Edition (Atlantic/Rhino) CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Phil Collins' 1981 classic featuring "In the Air Tonight" gets expanded to two CDs or DD with the addition of eight live tracks and four demos (plus a new, modern cover photograph echoing the original). Ten of the twelve bonuses are new
The first entries in Phil Collins' long-awaited "Take a Look At Me Now" reissue campaign were delayed from November to the end of this January, but there's even more excitement on the horizon: Rhino Records today announced the second wave of the eight-album reissue plan will hit stores February 26. The next titles are Phil's second album, Hello, I Must Be Going! (1982) and sixth studio effort, Dance Into the Light (1996). On Hello, Collins modified the formula that made solo debut Face Value
From all of us here at Second Disc HQ to all of you, we hope you're enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving in the company of family and friends. Of course, from this day which conjures nostalgic and warm feelings comes a celebration of a different kind with this year's annual Black Friday - the day for consumers to start off the holiday shopping season on a mad, frenetic note. But 2015 is just in the latest year in which numerous retailers in the U.S. have made headlines by blackening Thursday, or
Over the past couple of weeks, we've told you about the 2015 Black Friday Record Store Day offerings from Legacy, Omnivore and Real Gone Music. Well, the full list of releases which are coming out on November 27 has been announced and we've got the details below including new titles from Rhino, Varese Sarabande, Hear Music and more! The entire list is over 125 items long, so we've just highlighted some entries below in which you might be interested. The full listing can be seen at
He titled his most recent album Going Back, and now Phil Collins is going back to his classic discography in a far-ranging reissue campaign, appropriately titled "Take a Look At Me Now." The British singer/songwriter/drummer has been relatively quiet since 2002's Testify, his last album of new material. There was a tour with Genesis in 2007 (which coincided with an extensive reissue campaign of its own) and the aforementioned Going Back, 2010's Motown covers album. But Collins has been
Phil Collins is getting ready to open the vaults. Warner Music Group has just announced its partnership with Collins to make the superstar artist's solo albums available worldwide through WMG. Though Collins' American fans have long been used to seeing his solo releases on WMG's Atlantic Records label, fans in the U.K. and Ireland were used to seeing the Virgin Records logo on Collins' classic solo records such as Face Value, Hello, I Must Be Going and No Jacket Required. This deal marks
“You should hear what Anthony Phillips has been doing since he left Genesis,” heralded an advertisement for the former Genesis guitarist’s 1977 album The Geese and the Ghost. A largely-instrumental album of orchestral splendor, The Geese had a bumpy road to release, but it’s now the subject of a deluxe, expanded 2-CD/1-DVD mini-box set edition that ranks as one of the most striking reissue packages of the year. Certainly a candidate for the great lost Genesis album, The Geese and the Ghost
Earlier this year, the BBC confirmed plans for the feature-length documentary film Genesis – Together and Apart, chronicling the ups and downs of the 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. On the heels of that project which featured the cooperation of Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Steve Hackett, Rhino (for North America) and Universal (for the rest of the world) have announced the September release of R-Kive, a 3-CD collection continuing the “together and
A new box set released today chronicles the musical legacy of The Walt Disney Company with a variety that hasn't been seen in quite awhile. The new Disney Classics celebrates nearly every medium of entertainment the animation studio-turned-film-titan has dabbled in, from film and television to revolutionary theme park attractions. Disney Classics is touted in a press release as being released in honor of 90 years of musical history as it pertains to the work of Walter Elias Disney (1901-1966).
Virgin Records, one of England's most iconic labels, turns 40 this year - and they're celebrating with a new compilation full of hits from their storied existence. The Virgin label was largely the brainchild of one young businessman named Richard Branson. The London-born Branson began his career selling records by mail order and later opening a shop on Oxford Street. The Virgin label was blessed with early success thanks to a willingness to sign acts that major U.K. labels were keen to dismiss.
Barenaked Ladies, Stop Us If You've Heard This One Before! (Rhino) A single-disc compilation of mostly unreleased odds and ends from the BNL catalogue. Bill Withers, Just as I Am: 40th Anniversary Edition (Big Break) A remaster of Withers' breakthrough 1971 album, featuring the immortal "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Grandma's Hands." Phil Collins, ...But Seriously (Audio Fidelity) Collins' 1989 solo album, featuring hits "Another Day in Paradise" and "Something Happened on the Way to