Rhino has made it a point to reissue classic albums on 180-gram vinyl on a regular basis. This is the latest to get that treatment. You're welcome.
In the Yes discography, Drama stands alone: it’s the only album by the band to feature Trevor Horn as lead vocalist. If you’re a fan of The Buggles, then this is a very good thing indeed. If you’re a fan of Jon Anderson, then it’s understandable that you might be slightly more hesitant to dive into the proceedings. You might be surprised, however, at just how close to Anderson’s voice Horn was able to hew at various points during the album, thanks in no small part to the backing vocals by Steve Howe and Chris Squire. As for the music, having Geoff Downes taking over on keyboards went a long way toward covering the absence of the also-departed Rick Wakeman.
In November of 2014, just in the nick of time, we made the year of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band fans by releasing Sun, Zoom, Spark: 1970 to 1972, a limited edition set which featured the good Captain’s three albums from that period of time, along with a bonus LP featuring 14 previously unissued outtakes from that era.
We weren’t kidding about that whole “limited edition” thing, but if you’ve been grumbling because you still really wanted to pick up the albums, then grumble no more, because all three of those albums are now available independently. Of course, you still have to get a copy of the set to obtain the bonus LP, but you can’t win ‘em all, you know?
First New Album In Nearly 20 Years Including Tracks Written By Rivers Cuomo, Ben Gibbard, Noel Gallagher And Paul Weller, Andy Partridge, And Album Producer Adam Schlesinger
Also Features Previously Unreleased 1960s Recordings Of Songs Written By Neil Diamond, Harry Nilsson, Carol King, And Others That Have Been Revisited And Completed In New Monkees Sessions
Good Times! Has New Release Date Of May 27, Following The Launch Of An Extensive 50th Anniversary Tour With Micky Dolenz And Peter Tork On May 18
The Monkees can now reveal the full track list for their highly anticipated new album GOOD TIMES!, their first new album in 20 years, tied to the group's 50th anniversary and extensive North American tour.
All three surviving band members (Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork) have written new songs for the album as well as providing vocals and music performances. The unmistakable voice of the late Davy Jones is also included with a vintage vocal on the Neil Diamond-penned "Love To Love." To produce the new album, the band found the perfect musical co-conspirator in Grammy® and Emmy®-winning songwriter Adam Schlesinger (Fountains Of Wayne, Ivy). The release date of GOOD TIMES! has been moved up two weeks and will be now be available on May 27 on CD and digitally, with a vinyl version coming out on July 29.