Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Various Artists, The Best of Bond...James Bond (UMe) 2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 3LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / uDiscoverMusic (gold) The Best of Bond...James Bond is released on vinyl today (the CD arrived two weeks ago). The compilation offers a stellar 25-track overview of the pop themes that scored nearly all of the films based on Ian Fleming's famed British secret agent. There are 14 U.K. Top 10
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Micky Dolenz, Dolenz Sings Nesmith (7a Records) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Deep Discount) Micky Dolenz tackles more than a dozen compositions by his friend and longtime bandmate Michael Nesmith on this exciting new album available on CD and LP. Micky is in top vocal form bringing his own energetic stamp to Nesmith's beguiling tunes. Tracks include "Different Drum," "Circle Sky," "Propinquity (I've Just Begun to Care),"
Record Store Day announcements are coming fast and furious, and one of the first out of the gate hails from Craft Recordings. The label has a variety of packages coming soon for the RSD festivities at your local independent retailer on Saturday, April 13! Here's the full list from Craft with descriptions provided by the label. Violent Femmes, Hallowed Ground (LP): Hallowed Ground is the follow up to the Violent Femmes' legendary self-titled 1983 debut. As with the first album, all of the
Craft Recordings is contributing to the annual Record Store Day Black Friday event, to be held this year on Friday, November 23, with six limited edition vinyl releases. These include the first-ever vinyl pressings of Collective Soul's smash 1993 debut, Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid, and Violent Femmes' 2005 best-of collection, Permanent Record: The Very Best of Violent Femmes. The label also has a reissue of the self-titled debut from Butch Trucks' pre-Allman Brothers Band group,
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Johnny Mathis, Close to You/Love Story: Expanded Edition (Second Disc/Real Gone) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) Second Disc Records and Real Gone Music continue their journey through Johnny Mathis' seventies catalogue with this expanded, remastered two-fer of Mathis' 1970 and 1971 albums. Close to You finds the singer reinterpreting hits by Bacharach and David, Antonio Carlos Jobim, The Beatles, and even Santana, while Love Story