Friday, December 11, 2015 - 12:11pm
A wise woman once sang that life is a cabaret, so it only makes sense that one of the most legendary cabaret singers in the world would be a woman. We're referring to Edith Piaf, of course, and were she still with us, this month would mark her 100th birthday. Alas, Ms. Piaf passed away in 1963 at the far-too-young age of 47, but to celebrate her centennial, we've released a limited-edition box set which is about the best possible birthday gift you could hope for if you're an Edith aficionado.
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 12:07pm
If you've kept your eyes open, you might've already read that Cyndi Lauper has been busy recording a country album, one which will be released by Sire Records (her “dream label,” if you trust the word of Rolling Stone) and is being executive-produced by living music legend Seymour Stein. Now, if you keep your ears open, you'll be able to hear a song from those sessions: Lauper's take on Carol Hall's “Hard Candy Christmas,” best known for Dolly Parton's version on the soundtrack to The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Friday, December 4, 2015 - 1:07pm
Many a casual Fleetwood Mac fan will, if asked to cite their favorite album by the band, instantly deliver a one-word answer without thinking: “Rumours.” This answer is not wrong, because…well, everybody's got their own opinion, right? You can, however, find a strong contingent within the band's fanbase that might just as quickly offer up a different one-word response-“Tusk”-and if you're one of the folks in that camp, then this may well be the happiest Friday you've had all year, because we've just released deluxe and expanded editions of that particular album.
Friday, December 4, 2015 - 12:03pm
“The Divine Miss M,” as Bette Midler has been called ever since audiences realized just how divine she truly is, hit the big 7-0 yesterday, which seems like as good a time as any to deliver a new best-of collection unto the world. That’s right: it’s Bette’s birthday, but you’re the one who’s getting a gift.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 11:32am
It's an album title that's right up there with a certain Who lyric when it comes to catching the attention of snarky journalists, but let them say what they will: Jethro Tull's Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die! has been entertaining the band's fans for almost 40 years at this point. Indeed, the album in question - the ninth studio effort from Ian Anderson and the gang - will be celebrating the big 4-0 next year, and to get a jump on that particular anniversary, we've just released a deluxe edition that'll make Tull fans stand up and cheer.