Their lineup may have changed here and there, but Chicago has been going strong for well over four decades now, and it doesn't look like have any immediate intentions to stop. During this formidable rock 'n' roll run, the band has - as you know (or certainly might reasonably expect) - released a significant number of studio albums, and now we've compiled all of them into two conveniently-packaged box sets.
Yes, that is a lot of Chicago. But if you like Chicago, that's hardly a bad thing, now, is it?
If your memory stretches all the way back to the end of March, you may recall how we released the first wave of our Van Halen vinyl reissues - which consisted of the band's self-titled debut and 1984 - simultaneously with their first-ever live album with David Lee Roth, Tokyo Dome Live in Concert. At that time, we assured you that the remainder of the Roth-era catalog would be getting the 180-gram vinyl reissue treatment sooner than later.
Guess what, kids? “Sooner” is today!
The Replacements: you know them, you love them, you can’t live without them, and apparently you won’t be able to get any more of them, given what Paul Westerberg said onstage during the band’s performance at Barcelona’s Primavera Porto back in June. So much for that reunion album that they’d been talking about, apparently, but, hey, that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the albums they’ve already released.
Yes, we know, we’ve done a few of these reissues already, but if you’re a ‘Mats purist who believes that the band was never the same after they signed to Sire, then you’ll dig this: we’re releasing a new limited-edition, numbered box set entitled The Twin/Tone Years.
Stand in the place where you are and you could find a whole lot of R.E.M. coming your way! We're celebrating the release of R.E.M. BY MTV on DVD & Blu-Ray by giving away a deluxe R.E.M. package comprised of the 6-DVD REMTV box, a 27"x40" R.E.M. BY MTV theatrical movie poster, 2-LP vinyl copies of UNPLUGGED 1991 and UNPLUGGED 2001 & a Blu-Ray of R.E.M. BY MTV. R.E.M. BY MTV is the critically acclaimed feature-length documentary that captures 30 years of the band through the eyes of MTV, including interviews, TV appearances, award shows, live performances and more. All you have to do is enter here.
New this week in the Rhino Room at iTunes:
Harry Chapin, Classic Hits of Harry Chapin: This isn't the first Harry Chapin hits collection, and - let's put all our cards on the table, shall we? - it probably won't be the last. It is, however, a solid compilation, and one that's a bit more streamlined than The Gold Medal Collection while offering decidedly more material than our Hi-Five set. In other words, if you don't have any Chapin in your collection, this is a quick and easy way to fix that situation.