The story of The Steve Miller Band presents a group that was always willing to move forward - from their blues roots in the late-'60s, to their slew of smash rock hits in the '70s, to their explorations into pop and other forms in the decades since. Now, more than 50 years since the band's inception, The Steve Miller Band have announced an expansive 3-CD/DVD box set of rarities due October 11 entitled Welcome To The Vault. Welcome To The Vault is the first-ever Steve Miller Band rarities
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! America, Classic Album Collection: The Capitol Years (Capitol/Caroline) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) All six of America's Capitol albums are collected in one newly remastered box set. Classic Album Collection: The Capitol Years presents newly remastered versions of 1979's Silent Letter, 1980's Alibi, 1982's View from the Ground, 1983's Your Move, 1984's Perspective, and 1985's In Concert in one deluxe, affordable package complete
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Bruce Springsteen, The Album Collection Vol. 2, 1987-1996 (Columbia/Legacy) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) Bruce Springsteen boxes up the second set of his albums in chronological order, remastered by Bob Ludwig and Toby Scott using the Plangent Process. The collection is only available on vinyl, although a limited edition CD version is being released in Japan only. The CD version is now available for pre-order at Amazon U.S. /
On April 14, The Steve Miller Band kicks off a North American tour joined by Peter Frampton. During that tour, the band will celebrate 50 years of music. A little over a month later, on May 18, the albums that formed the enduring SMB legacy will be reissued in a new vinyl box set. Complete Albums Volume 1 (1968-1976), from Capitol/UMe, presents the SMB's first nine albums remastered on 180-gram vinyl, including the long out-of-print LPs Rock Love and Recall the Beginning...Journey to Eden.
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! The Doors, The Singles (Elektra/Rhino) 2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon Canada / Amazon U.K. 2CD/1BD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon Canada / Amazon U.K. Vinyl box set: Amazon U.S. / Amazon Canada / Amazon U.K. Singles compiles all 20 of the singles from The Doors' official discography. This not only includes every A and B-side from their core studio albums, but several albums recorded and released after the passing of frontman Jim Morrison, including
Steve Miller recently brought his complete catalogue to Capitol Records and UMe, and now the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will celebrate it with a newly-created compilation next month. Ultimate Hits, available September 15 as standard (1CD/2LP) or deluxe (2CD/4LP) packages, features the many AOR-oriented hits that made Miller's first compilation, Greatest Hits '74-'78, one of the highest-selling albums in America, including "The Joker," "Rock'n Me," "Fly Like An Eagle" and "Jungle
We need a little Christmas...right this very minute. Here at The Second Disc, the holiday season is the perfect time to do what we love to do best: share the gift of music. For the second year in a row, we have we reached out to some of our favorite reissue labels and we've teamed with them to play Santa Claus to our awesome and faithful readers. It's called – what else? – Second Discmas, and it’s going on now through Christmas! Today's giveaway is courtesy the fine folks at Edsel Records!
The 1968 debut of the Steve Miller Band begins with a shattering cacophony, followed by an acoustic strum emerging like a beacon of light amidst the darkness and clatter. The album's title track "Children of the Future" is far removed from the ironic detachment of "The Joker" or the sleek majesty of "Fly Like an Eagle," later hits that proved the group could go "pop" while still showing off their versatility and impeccable musicianship. Edsel Records has just afforded listeners the opportunity
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The recent release slate from U.K. super-reissue label Edsel is what we at Second Disc HQ like to call "an embarrassment of riches." You've seen our giveaways over the past few weeks highlighting some of the best expanded discographies Edsel's had to offer this year: Suede, The Beat, Sugar, Everything But the Girl and Jimmy Somerville, to name just five. Then there've been other expansions, like the recent Aztec Camera reissues, and neat compilations on the Music Club Deluxe sister label. Can
Box set season is totally in full swing this week! Are you ready? Michael Jackson, Bad 25 (Epic/Legacy) The King of Pop's legendary 1987 album gets the deluxe treatment in a number of formats. The standard edition includes the remastered album and a 13-track bonus disc featuring rare and unreleased outtakes and new remixes. (That version is available with a T-shirt at Wal-Mart, and a bonus DVD with all nine original Bad-era short films - including the long performance edits of "Smooth
The Beatles, Love (iTunes Version) (Apple/EMI) Another Beatles album drops on iTunes: the 2006 soundtrack to the Cirque du Soleil attraction - and this version has two previously unreleased bonus tracks. (iTunes) Miles Davis, Bitches Brew Live (Columbia/Legacy) The jazz great lights up the Newport Jazz and Isle of Wight Festivals in this vintage compilation (Sony) The Stan Getz Quintets, The Clef & Norgran Studio Albums (Verve/Hip-o Select) A three-disc box collating Getz's early
A couple short announcements to kick off your Friday morning - one regarding a Ray Charles compilation we've been waiting to learn more about, the other regarding a reissue of a classic '70s rock album. First, our gratitude to Vintage Vinyl News for lifting the curtain on Ray Charles' Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters, coming October 26 from Concord. This ten-track set includes entirely unreleased material from several phases of The Genius' career, from the '70s to the '90s. The first