Friday, December 18, 2015 - 12:33pm

It’s a funny old day around Rhino HQ when our two big releases for the week are Pantera and Linda Ronstadt, but that’s the kind of variety we pride ourselves on having in our catalog.

At the end of August, we released a new 30-track best-of set by Ms. Ronstadt, one by the name of Classic Linda Ronstadt: Just One Look, and we issued it digitally and on a 2-CD set. (You can read the details about it by clicking right here.) Something we neglected to mention at the time, however, was that a vinyl release of the set would be arriving in short order, but in a sense that’s not the worst thing in the world: instead of waiting with baited breath from the end of August ‘til today for the vinyl to arrive, now we can just say, “Hey, guess what? It’s here now!”

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 12:22pm

If you’re a Pantera fan, then you may remember our post from late October when we talked up the release of History of Hostility, a nine-track compilation designed as a primer for those who’ve heard great stuff about Pantera but never knew exactly where to start with their back catalog.

Of course, what existing Pantera fans probably remember most about that post is not so much the information about the primer itself, since they probably already have copies of all nine of those tracks, but the announcement that we’d also soon be releasing The Complete Studio Albums 1990-2000, a new set which includes Cowboys From Hell (1990), Vulgar Display Of Power (1992), Far Beyond Driven (1994), The Great Southern Trendkill (1996), and Reinventing The Steel (2000).

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 3:58pm

Gift yourself this season with seven of our best deluxe CD releases including titles from Van Halen, Pantera, Van Morrison, and more. All you have to do is follow the Topsify Greatest Hits playlist on Spotify via the link below. What are you waiting for?

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 4:12pm
Underworld, Underneath the Radar / Change the Weather: As we close in on Christmas and the end of 2015, the number of weekly additions to our digital catalog begins to decline, but we've still got two newbies to tell you about today, and they'll be of particular interest for those of you who lived and died by everything released by Sire Records during the late '80s and early '90s. Oh, sure, Sire has always maintained a roster of considerable merit, but during the Just Say… years, i.e. when the label was regularly releasing compilations to spotlight their latest and greatest artists, it seemed as though they could do no wrong, and it was during this window when they welcomed a musical collective from Cardiff called Underworld.
Monday, December 14, 2015 - 3:55pm
Jazz musicians don't come much more legendary than the late Miles Davis, but it was the label shift heard 'round the world when, in 1985, Davis left his longstanding home of Columbia Records and made the jump to Warner Bros. Records. It wasn't just a change in label, either: it was a full-fledged change in sound, starting with his debut WB album, Tutu, which - believe it or not - actually featured a cover of Scritti Politti's “Perfect Way.”