Otis Redding’s “Deepest Soul” Explored on New Concept Album

By The Second Disc, on 17 Jan, 2013

When is a lost album not a lost album? In the case of Lonely and Blue: The Deepest Soul of Otis Redding, the answer is, “when the album has been... Read More

Grammy Time: Music’s Biggest Night Honored with Annual Compilation

By The Second Disc, on 15 Jan, 2013

We’re just a few weeks from the 55th Annual Grammy Awards – or as I like to call it, “how many times can my music geek friends and I make... Read More

Release Round-Up: Week of January 15

By The Second Disc, on 15 Jan, 2013

New Order, The Lost Sirens (Rhino) (Amazon U.S./Amazon U.K.) A cadre of outtakes from the Waiting for the Siren’s Call sessions, this marks the last New Order material with original bassist Peter Hook. Johnny Mathis,... Read More

30 Years of F#@$?!in’ Up: NOFX Unveil Career-Spanning Vinyl Box

By The Second Disc, on 09 Jan, 2013

Long-running punk outfit NOFX will celebrate three decades of recording with a lavish vinyl box set next month. The iconoclastic group, led by punk elder statesman “Fat Mike” Burkett, has... Read More

Vinyl Watch: Black Sabbath, Death Cab Box Up Remastered LPs on Wax

By The Second Disc, on 11 Dec, 2012

There are only two weeks left until Christmas, but that doesn’t mean there’s a shortage of interesting catalogue projects around the way. Two recently-released vinyl boxes pack up a good... Read More

“Ram,” “SMiLE,” Woody Earn Catalogue Credits At Grammys

By The Second Disc, on 06 Dec, 2012

  Let’s start the day with a quick, annual reminder of the hardworking people in the catalogue music business who were recognized for their efforts by way of nominations at... Read More

Pancho and Lefty, Redux: Unheard Townes Van Zandt Coming from Omnivore

By The Second Disc, on 27 Nov, 2012

Though his 1972 album was entitled The Late Great Townes Van Zandt, that description wasn’t quite true until New Year’s Day, 1997, when a life of hard living caught up... Read More

Edsel Preps Vinyl Boxes for Sugar, The Beat

By The Second Disc, on 19 Nov, 2012

Not content to stick simply to expanded CDs, Edsel has announced vinyl box sets from two of the biggest artists whose catalogues they’ve licensed in 2012: Sugar and The Beat.... Read More

Release Round-Up: Week of November 19

By The Second Disc, on 19 Nov, 2012

Led Zeppelin,Celebration Day (Swan Song/Atlantic) The one-off reunion nobody expected and everyone loved – a 2007 gig at the O2 in London – is now available in a variety of... Read More

Release Round-Up: Week of November 13

By The Second Disc, on 13 Nov, 2012

The Beatles, Stereo Vinyl Box Set (Capitol/EMI) The Fab Four’s 2009 stereo remasters have been painstakingly pressed on vinyl. The whole box set will set you back considerably, but you can get... Read More

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