Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Joni Mitchell, The Asylum Albums (1972-1975) (Elektra/Rhino) 4CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 5LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Joni Mitchell's Archives campaign rolls on with this new 4-CD or 5-LP box collecting four of the inspirational singer-songwriter's most acclaimed and beloved studio albums, all recorded for David Geffen's then-new Asylum Records label: For the Roses (1972), Court and Spark (1974), and The
James Bond has been a suave secret agent on screen for 60 years - so an official musical companion getting delayed several years is nothing, right? Bond 25, an orchestral survey of the pop themes that have accompanied every picture based on Ian Fleming's Agent 007, is finally heading to stores this Friday, September 23, after a delay just slightly longer than the release of the most recent Bond film, 2021's No Time to Die, the fifth and final outing for Daniel Craig in the lead role.
Following in the footsteps of artists ranging from Aretha Franklin to The Beach Boys, Rod Stewart has announced a collaboration with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. You're in My Heart: Rod Stewart with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, like those other projects, takes classic vocals and pairs them with lush, newly-orchestrated accompaniment. Stewart is sweetening the pot, however, by premiering two new vocals: a duet of Motown favorite "It Takes Two" with Robbie Williams and a new solo track,
The music of the Carpenters has long transcended mere nostalgia. With 20 Billboard top 40 hits including three No. 1s and five No. 2s as well as 15 Adult Contemporary No. 1s, their timeless legacy of song is as resonant today as ever. Karen's intimate, warm, and soulful voice melded with Richard's rich, sophisticated musical settings to create a sound still unrivaled in popular music. Now, that sound is getting a little larger. On December 7, A&M Records will release Carpenters with The