If the soundtrack of your life has ever featured a slow dance to the strains of “True,” then you’ll possibly be as excited as we are about the following three pieces of information:
1. There’s a new film called Soul Boys of the Western World which documents the life and times of Spandau Ballet.
2. The film will have its world premiere in March when it’s screened in competition in the 24 Beats category of the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas.
3. All five members of the band – Tony Hadley, Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp, John Keeble, and Steve Norman – will be in attendance for the film’s premiere, marking the first time the fivesome have appeared together in North America since 1985.
In the official press release for Soul Boys of the Western World, the documentary is described as “a journey through the 1980s and beyond; the story of a band, an era and how one small gathering of outsiders in London shaped the entire world’s view of music and fashion.”
CD/DVD, Vinyl, And Digital Download Available February 25
Parlophone Records has released the Definitive Master of Morrissey’s seminal third album, YOUR ARSENAL. Originally released in 1992, on the HMV label, YOUR ARSENAL was the album that sent Morrissey’s career stratospheric in the US (record-setting Hollywood Bowl ticket sales, Grammy® nomination), and saw him consolidate his position as an outstanding solo artist. The album includes four chart singles, one of which, “Glamorous Glue,”’ was released 20 years later.
YOUR ARSENAL is very much a traditional two-sided album, with five songs per side. Recorded after six months on the road with his new touring band, side one has a live urgency: the swagger of a gang with killer, muscular riffs and chops, enthralled to the grit of rock ’n’ roll and, with legendary and hugely influential Spiders From Mars guitarist and arranger Mick Ronson at the helm in the producer’s chair, glam rock. Ronson helped craft an album that was, all at once, sonically tough and tender.
Two-Disc Anniversary Edition of Pantera's Metal Milestone Includes Newly Remastered Version Of Original Album, Plus A Live Performance From The 1994 Monsters of Rock Festival
Available From Rhino On March 25
Pantera reached a major milestone in 1994 when the legendary metal band's seventh studio album, Far Beyond Driven, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, becoming the fastest-selling album of the group's career and its second consecutive platinum release. Not only a commercial success, the album also earned positive reviews around the world for the beautiful brutality of its all-out sonic assault.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of that landmark album and Rhino is celebrating with a special two-disc version that includes a newly remastered version of the album, along with a live performance from the 1994 Monsters of Rock Festival. FAR BEYOND DRIVEN: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION will be available on March 25. A digital version will also be available.
Following the breakthrough success of 1992's Vulgar Display of Power - which has since been certified double platinum - singer Philip Anselmo, guitarist Dimebag Darrell, bassist Rex Brown and drummer Vinnie Paul returned in March 1994 with Far Beyond Driven . Following its #1 debut, FAR BEYOND DRIVEN remained on the Billboard album chart for seven more months and many still regard it as the heaviest album to ever top the chart.
We’re giving Rhino fans the chance to share their superior musical taste with the world by offering them the chance to guest curate a playlist in the Rhino App on Spotify! Not only will your playlist be featured in the Rhino App, you’ll also win a prize pack filled with Rhino goodies. Here’s how to enter:
Anyone who lived through the 1970s and the disco era knows KC and the Sunshine Band and at least a couple of their songs. Oh, don’t give us that look, trying to pretend you’re too cool to have ever listened to disco: when a band has five number-one hits to their name – “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s the Way (I Like It),” “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty,” “I’m Your Boogie Man,” and “Please Don’t Go,” in case you’ve forgotten them – there’s no way even their detractors can avoid hearing their music, and like it or not, the songs are so catchy that the hooks stick with you long after they’ve left the charts.