Monday, October 5, 2015 - 1:55pm

New this week in the Rhino Room at iTunes:

George Carlin, Playin' with Your Head: There's a vocal chapter of the George Carlin fan club that considers this album to be the last time Carlin delivered a set that wasn't heavily political, and there's some merit to that theory. That's not to dismiss anything that may have emerged afterwards, but when AllMusic wrote that this was a fine companion piece to Carlin's classic A Place forMy Stuff, they were not wrong: it's fantastically funny from start to finish.

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:58pm
There's nothing like a picture disc to help music fans see an old release in a new light, and since we've recently released David Bowie's Five Years box set, the idea of putting out a picture disc from a song contained within that set seemed like way too perfect an opportunity to let it slip by. After we'd come to that conclusion, we thought, “Well, hey, if we're going to do that, then why not celebrate the song that first put him on the pop charts in a big, big way?”
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:54pm
If your rock ‘n’ roll fantasy is to own a 19-track compilation featuring the best tracks from the best-remembered period of Bad Company’s back catalog, then good news: it’s just become a rock ‘n’ roll reality.
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 11:20am

Attention all spiders from Mars! Connect with David Bowie on Spotify and Instagram to be entered to win an ultimate David Bowie prize pack including: FIVE YEARS 1969-1973 LP and CD box sets, a t-shirt, tote bag, slip mat, mouse pad, poster, coasters, and a collection of limited edition picture discs, featuring "Rebel Rebel," "1984," "Diamond Dogs," "Knock on Wood," "Young Americans," "Changes," "Fame" and the just released, "Space Oddity"!

Second and third runner up winners will get a FIVE YEARS 1969-1973 CD box set, slip mat, tote bag, t-shirt, and "Space Oddity" picture disc.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 12:26pm
In November of last year, just in the nick of time, we made the year of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band fans by releasing Sun, Zoom, Spark: 1970 to 1972, a limited edition set which featured the good Captain's three albums from that period of time, along with a bonus disc featuring 14 previously unissued outtakes from that era. We weren't kidding about that whole “limited edition” thing, but if you've been grumbling because you still really wanted to pick up the albums, then grumble no more, because all three of those albums are now available independently. Of course, you still have to get a copy of the set to obtain the bonus disc, but you can't win 'em all, you know?