Innovator. Inspiration. Icon.
These are words reserved for music’s greatest artists and no one embodies them more than David Bowie.
In his music you can hear a dazzling array of ideas, sounds, styles and references, you can pinpoint new genres emerging and you can trace the roots of many celebrated artists who came after him.
It is the remarkable legacy of a remarkable man.
When we ushered in 2016, we resolved to change the musically barren wasteland known as January. On January 19th, Rhino will "Start Your Ear Off Right" with 17 titles from revolutionary acts including Bad Company, The Cars, Devo, Grateful Dead, The Monkees, The Replacements and The Velvet Underground. The albums will only be available at participating brick and mortar retail outlets. Check out the full list of albums and retailers here.
It’s a funny old day around Rhino HQ when our two big releases for the week are Pantera and Linda Ronstadt, but that’s the kind of variety we pride ourselves on having in our catalog.
At the end of August, we released a new 30-track best-of set by Ms. Ronstadt, one by the name of Classic Linda Ronstadt: Just One Look, and we issued it digitally and on a 2-CD set. (You can read the details about it by clicking right here.) Something we neglected to mention at the time, however, was that a vinyl release of the set would be arriving in short order, but in a sense that’s not the worst thing in the world: instead of waiting with baited breath from the end of August ‘til today for the vinyl to arrive, now we can just say, “Hey, guess what? It’s here now!”
If you’re a Pantera fan, then you may remember our post from late October when we talked up the release of History of Hostility, a nine-track compilation designed as a primer for those who’ve heard great stuff about Pantera but never knew exactly where to start with their back catalog.
Of course, what existing Pantera fans probably remember most about that post is not so much the information about the primer itself, since they probably already have copies of all nine of those tracks, but the announcement that we’d also soon be releasing The Complete Studio Albums 1990-2000, a new set which includes Cowboys From Hell (1990), Vulgar Display Of Power (1992), Far Beyond Driven (1994), The Great Southern Trendkill (1996), and Reinventing The Steel (2000).