Friday, April 15, 2016 - 10:44am
In February, Phil Collins began the process of giving his fans a gift that’s been 35 years in the making: the deluxe reissuing and remastering of his back catalog of solo albums. Inevitably, the first round of reissues kicked off with the album that’s hitting the big 3-5 this year, 1981’s Face Value, but it was released simultaneously with 1993’s Both Sides. Last month brought 1982’s Hello, I Must Be Going! and 1996’s Dance into the Light.
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 10:33am
Foghat came into existence when “Lonesome” Dave Peverett, Tony Stevens, and Roger Earl left the ranks of Savoy Brown in 1970 to start their own musical endeavor, and when guitarist Rod Price joined the gang just as the year was coming to a close, the lineup was complete. The band spent the majority of a decade and a half on Bearsville Records, during which time they scored major success both with studio albums and, most notably, with a very popular live album. We’ve put them all together for this big ol’ box set, one which will provide you with all the boogie music you can stand.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 11:45am

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.

Francois Hardy is a bona fide superstar in her native France, but in America she’s a bit more of a cult figure, albeit one whose cult has a profoundly devoted membership. In truth, Hardy might actually prefer it if her status was the same way worldwide: she’s long been notoriously shy, and as she said in a 2011 interview with BBC Radio 4 when asked about her classification as a music icon, “I am not comfortable with my professional life, really, so the word ‘icon,’ it’s as though you were talking about someone else. It’s not me, really. I feel happy when I’m on my bed, in my room, with a good book.”

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.