Air, Moon Safari: You may recall our grand Air extravaganza last month, when we reissued pretty much everything in Air’s back catalog on 180-gram vinyl, but there was one notable omission from that last, and – you guessed it – this was it. Now that we’ve remedied that situation, you can go back and enjoy such classic Air tracks as “Sexy Boy,” “Kelly Watch the Stars,” and “All I Need.”
David Bowie, “Fame” 40th Anniversary 7” Picture Disc: The best thing about picture-disc singles is that they allow music geeks to defy the logic that they don’t need to own it because they already have the song. Yes, but do you have David Bowie’s “Fame” with this delightful picture on it? No, you don’t. But now you can.
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The Gary Burton Quartet, Live in Tokyo: A six-pack of tracks released in 1971 to document Burton and company’s then-recent jaunt to Japan. If it sounds like an EP from the number of songs, don’t kid yourself: there’s not a single selection that comes in at under five minutes in length.
Digital Underground, Sons of the P: When you’ve had a hit single as popular as “The Humpty Dance,” it’s always hard to figure out a way to match its success, let alone top it, so Digital Underground just kept on doing what they’d already been doing. Sons of the P definitely didn’t soar to the same heights as its predecessor, Sex Packets, but it did score a couple of hits (“Kiss You Back” and “No Nose Job”) and served to extend the group’s time in the spotlight. If you liked what you heard on their debut but never got around to checking out their sophomore effort, it’s never too late.