Friday, July 17, 2015 - 11:29am
Good morning, America fans! How are you? We'd follow that question by adding, “Don't you know me? I'm your native son,” but this isn't a story about “The City of New Orleans,” it's an announcement about the release of a new 8-CD set that includes all seven of the studio albums that the band America released on Warner Brothers from 1971 through 1977, plus the live album that hit stores not long after that studio album in '77.
Monday, July 13, 2015 - 2:54pm

The Gary Burton Quartet, Live in Tokyo: A six-pack of tracks released in 1971 to document Burton and company’s then-recent jaunt to Japan. If it sounds like an EP from the number of songs, don’t kid yourself: there’s not a single selection that comes in at under five minutes in length.

Digital Underground, Sons of the P: When you’ve had a hit single as popular as “The Humpty Dance,” it’s always hard to figure out a way to match its success, let alone top it, so Digital Underground just kept on doing what they’d already been doing. Sons of the P definitely didn’t soar to the same heights as its predecessor, Sex Packets, but it did score a couple of hits (“Kiss You Back” and “No Nose Job”) and served to extend the group’s time in the spotlight. If you liked what you heard on their debut but never got around to checking out their sophomore effort, it’s never too late.

Friday, July 10, 2015 - 12:44pm

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?

Friday, July 10, 2015 - 12:19pm

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!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 2:34pm

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.