Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, featuring a selection of new titles available today! Bob Marley and The Chineke! Orchestra (Island/UMe) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) This 10-song set, recorded at Abbey Road Studios under the aegis of producer Nick Patrick, merges Bob Marley's original vocal tracks with new orchestrations played by The Chineke! Orchestra, an adventurous ensemble dedicated to increasing diversity in music. The album features many of the reggae
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Various Artists, Cadillac Baby's Bea & Baby Records: The Definitive Collection (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) Earwig Music has one of the year's most intriguing box sets and most significant historical excavations - a beautiful 124-page, 4-CD hardcover tome chronicling in words and music the story of Narvel Eatmon, a.k.a. Cadillac Baby, and his Chicago label Bea & Baby Records. From 1959-1989, the label and its various
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Johnny Mathis, Killing Me Softly with Her Song/When Will I See You Again (Second Disc Records/Real Gone Music) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) Second Disc Records and Real Gone Music continue celebrating Johnny Mathis' discography with two albums on one CD. 1973's Killing Me Softly with Her Song and 1975's When Will I See You Again both spotlight Mathis' silky interpretations of the day's greatest hits. Killing Me Softly with Her
Rhino is celebrating a half century of ZZ Top with a new, multi-format compilation due this summer. Goin' 50 collects 18 of the Texas trio's biggest and baddest hits, from their breakthrough in the '70s to their most recent studio release, 2012's La Futura. That disc will be available to buy, stream or download on June 14 - and on August 16, as the group embarks on a 50th anniversary tour, a Lone Star State-sized 3CD or 5LP edition of Goin' 50 will be released. That set offers tracks from
Rhino's popular "Start Your Ear Off Right" vinyl reissue campaign is returning to local independent record stores and Barnes & Noble locations beginning next Tuesday, January 8, and continuing through Tuesday, January 29, with a new batch of limited (and often colorful) vinyl reissues arriving each week. Each group features an eclectic line-up drawn from the Rhino archives. January 8 will see compilations from Aretha Franklin, Alice Cooper, and The Monkees, as well as a 1978 post-punk
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Michelle Phillips, Victim of Romance: Expanded Edition (Real Gone) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) "Mama" Michelle Phillips' 1977 solo album, produced by Jack Nitzsche, returns to CD in a new expanded edition collecting the artist's complete sessions with Nitzsche. It adds three outtakes from the album sessions, including a Bee Gees cover ("Had a Lot of Love Last Night"), Dennis Lambert and Fil Spina's "Practice What You Preach,"
Rhino's "Start Your Ear Off Right" campaign is back for 2018, and this year's crop of titles is a happily eclectic one ranging from classic R&B to rock, metal, hip-hop, and beyond. These limited edition vinyl reissues will be released every Tuesday beginning tomorrow, January 9, and continuing through the 23rd. We can't think of a better way to start our year off right than visiting a local record store, and Rhino agrees - so all of these titles will be exclusively available at
Two blues-rock groups from very different sets of the world are being anthologized on vinyl this summer, with UMe planning an LP box for Humble Pie and Rhino readying a collection of ZZ Top's early work. Hailing from Essex, England, Humble Pie were one of rock's first true supergroups, bringing together members of The Small Faces (lead vocalist Steve Marriott), The Herd (lead guitarist Peter Frampton) and Spooky Tooth (bassist Greg Ridley), with a preternaturally talented 17-year-old drummer,