Welcome to The Weekend Stream, a relaxing review of notable digital-only catalogue titles. There may be no CD or vinyl, but there's plenty of great new/old music to float you into the weekend. Adam Ant's first single, Taylor Swift's latest single and Tom Petty's 2010 studio album are all in the mix, plus an unexpected Prince production and a most unusual tribute to The B-52's. Adam & The Ants, Young Parisians/Lady (Decca) (iTunes / Amazon) Yesterday marked 45 years since the debut
Since its founding 45 years ago by Richard Foos and Harold Bronson, Rhino Records has established itself as the gold standard in catalogue music. Though much has changed over the decades, the label still maintains a prodigious schedule of releases which has lately encompassed such top-tier titles as Joni Mitchell's Archives series, the Quadio line of reissues, deluxe editions from Little Feat, and a host of Record Store Day releases. Now, to celebrate its anniversary, Rhino has announced the
We're into the second week of January, and it wouldn't be a new year without Rhino's annual Start Your Ear Off Right campaign. This year's slate encompasses eighteen vinyl reissues across the rock, soul, and jazz spectrum, the majority of which were released on Friday at independent record stores and most Barnes and Noble locations (and online). The following titles are in stores now: Billy Cobham, Spectrum [Clear Vinyl, remastered by Kevin Gray] John Coltrane, Ole Coltrane [Clear
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Various Artists, Motown: The Complete No. 1s (Motown/UMe) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) For its 60th anniversary year, UMe has begun reminding fans that "Motown Did It First"; now, Motown is revisiting an essential box set that was originally released in celebration of its 50th anniversary a decade ago. Motown: The Complete No. 1s features more than 200 international chart-toppers, plus a handful of bonus masters that went to No.
The B-52's are about to take a "roam around the world" with a summer tour of the U.S. and Europe, and they'll also release a new 2CD expanded edition of Cosmic Thing, the group's best-selling album, in June. Cosmic Thing: 30th Anniversary Expanded Edition remasters the original 1989 album alongside five bonus remixes of the album's biggest singles, including the smash hits "Love Shack" and "Roam," and adds a live disc drawn from two sets in Texas in 1990. The package also comes with new liner
As we continue to look at the offerings for this Black Friday Record Store Day on November 23, here is a peek at the twelve titles Rhino will be releasing. As always, these will be available exclusively at all finer independent music shops on Black Friday! The B-52's - Cosmic Thing The group's fifth album from 1989, featuring the hits "Love Shack" and "Roam." Limited edition of 4,500 copies on 140-gram rainbow colored vinyl. Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! Devo's debut album,
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Wilson Pickett, Land of 1000 Dances: The Complete Atlantic Singles Vol. 1 (Real Gone) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) Real Gone Music has the first release in a three-volume collection chronicling Wilson Pickett's tenure at Atlantic Records. The Wicked Pickett released a total of 66 single sides at the label and The Complete Atlantic Singles Vol. 1 collects the first 22 of these in their original mono single mixes. You'll find some
With summer nearly upon us, we're all beginning to make plans for the next few months. Real Gone is doing the same, having just revealed what its releases are going to be for middle of summer in August! The first item on the list is the first of an eventual three-volume collection chronicling Wilson Pickett's tenure at Atlantic Records. Pickett released a total of 66 single sides at the label and The Complete Atlantic Singles Vol. 1 collects the first 22 of these. When Pickett moved to