When Chicago released their second album, the appropriately-entitled CHICAGO II, they blew their fans’ minds with the musical amalgam that they’d constructed, one which incorporated everything from orchestral music to heavy rock. As such, many have hoped for decades that the band would deliver a mix of the album that would bring out the myriad of nuances hidden within the music.
Two weeks ago, we kicked off our annual Start Your Ear Off Right reissue campaign, and if this is the first you’re hearing of it, then allow us to steer you toward what we wrote about it at the start. Go ahead and read it now. We’ll wait.
Has it really already been 50 years since The Grateful Dead released their debut album? My, my, those half-centuries certainly do fly by…
In commemoration of this momentous anniversary, we’re kicking off an equally-momentous, utterly epic album reissue series of the Dead’s back catalog, one which involves two-disc deluxe editions and limited-edition picture disc versions of all the group’s studio and live albums. The original albums will have newly remastered sound, the second disc of each will contain unreleased recordings, and the 12” picture discs will contain that same newly-remastered audio. Mind you, it’ll be a limited-edition situation with the vinyl reissues, so if you don’t rush to get one of the 10,000 copies we’re producing, you’ll be out of luck.
Last Tuesday kicked off our annual Start Your Ear Off Right reissue campaign, and if this is the first you’re hearing of it, then allow us to steer you toward what we wrote about it a week ago today. Go ahead and read it now. We’ll wait.