Friday, April 8, 2016 - 12:43pm
During the course of Deep Purple’s long and storied career, the band has explored a variety of different sounds, all of which revealed the diverse musical tastes of the various members. Not all of these sonic explorations captured the interest of the record-buying public, however, which has resulted in some very worthy items in the Deep Purple discography flying under the radar in the years since their initial release.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 12:42pm

Rhino has made it a point to reissue classic albums on 180-gram vinyl on a regular basis. These are the latest to get that treatment. You're welcome.

Deep Purple, In Rock: This may have been the fourth studio album released by Deep Purple, but for some of the band’s fans, it might as well be their debut, as it’s the first album to feature the so-called Mark II lineup of Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, and Ian Paice. The seven-track album is probably best known for the songs “Speed King,” which opens the proceedings, and “Child in Time,” a epic track which lasts more than 10 minutes. Although it’s not as well known in the US, having topped out at #143 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, Deep Purple’s British fans are far more familiar with In Rock, which was the band’s big UK breakthrough, hitting #4 on the album charts.

Friday, March 25, 2016 - 2:32pm

Hey, kids! Remember last summer when we released the limited-edition vinyl box set featuring all of the albums released by The Replacements during their tenure on Twin/Tone Records? Sure you do! And now it’s time for us to release a similar set for the studio albums they issued whilst on Sire Records!

Can you guess what it’s going to be called? That’s right: The Sire Years!

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 10:34am
When word got out that Ethan Hawke would be starring in a new movie about Chet Baker, the reaction about the same as it is whenever anyone gets cast in a film about someone who actually existed: some people were excited, some people were annoyed. Based on the reaction to Born to be Blue when it was screened at South by Southwest, however, it seems like the end result has been better than anyone could’ve hoped: at the end of the film, the audience leapt to their feet and gave Hawke a standing ovation.
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 10:21am

It’s that time again: there’s a new release from a-ha.

Given how hugely successful the Norwegian trio remains around the world, it’s always a little amusing to think about how many Americans still view them as only having a couple of hits. In fact, the band just celebrated their 30th anniversary last year, releasing a new album, Cast in Steel, their 10th full-length studio effort to date.