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Oldies (25/03/2015)
Rob Halford Signs World Wide Rights Deal For Catalog Releases With Sony Music/ Legacy Recordings
SONY Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings, SME's catalog division, have signed a worldwide rights deal to with the Metal God, Rob Halford. Frontman of the legendary heavy metal band Judas Priest, Rob Halford brought his iconic charisma and influential vocal style to a variety of side projects since ...

Oldies (25/03/2015)
Audio Fidelity To Release '70s Hitmakers America's "Homecoming" Album On Limited Edition 5.1 Multichannel Hybrid SACD
Marshall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity will be releasing '70s hitmakers America's "Homecoming" album on Limited Edition 5.1 Multichannel Hybrid SACD in April 2015. America's 1972 "Homecoming" album includes one of their best known hits, "Ventura Highway" with it's creative acoustic guitar lines, smart ...

Oldies (23/03/2015)
UMe To Reissue Selected Works Of Thin Lizzy On 180-Gram Vinyl
Thin Lizzy is one of the most iconic and recognizable names in hard rock. The fiery Dublin band, led by the incomparable Phil Lynott, exploded onto the scene in the '70s with a fresh sound, look and attitude. Their body of work continues to influence generations of musicians and fans with timeless songs ...

Oldies (19/03/2015)
Anniversary Exhibit Open At Elvis Presley's Graceland In Memphis
Two new exhibits, featuring over 125 rare artifacts, open today at Elvis Presley's famous Memphis mansion. The exhibits, curated by the Graceland Archives team, celebrate Elvis' status as a music pioneer and icon who revolutionized rock 'n' roll music. The two new exhibits opening at Graceland ...

Oldies (13/03/2015)
Legendary Vocal Group The Coasters Celebrate Their 60th Anniversary With Their First Album Of New Recordings In 35 Years!
America's premiere R&B vocal group and Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductees, The Coasters, have had one incredible, miraculous, astounding ride in the music business. Less of a group and more of an institution, The Clown Princes of Rock & Roll established themselves 6 decades ago, and in that time have ...

Oldies (12/03/2015)
Legacy Recordings Announces Exciting New Collectibles For Record Store Day 2015 (Saturday, April 18)
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce the label's electrifying line-up of collectible 7" and 12" vinyl releases for Record Store Day 2015, celebrated at independent record stores worldwide on Saturday, April 18, 2015. To find a local participating ...

Oldies (12/03/2015)
Omnivore Announces Record Store Day Vinyl Specials
Omnivore Recordings presented its first-ever release for Record Store Day 2012 — the now-collectible Big Star Third [Test Pressing Edition]. Following with releases from Buck Owens, The Knack, Hank Williams, Game Theory, Jaco Pastorius, and others, the label has lived not only up to its name, but ...

Oldies (12/03/2015)
Record Store Day: Rare Joan Rivers Album Confirmed For RSD With Essay From Sarah Silverman
Stand Up! Records (www.standuprecords.com) confirmed today that they would reissue the exceedingly rare and out-of-print The Next To Last Joan Rivers Album from iconic comedian Joan Rivers (www.joanrivers.com) on Record Store Day (http://www.recordstoreday.com) this April 18th. Highly sought after by ...

Oldies (10/03/2015)
KC And The Sunshine Band's New Album Feeling You! The 60s Now Available On iTunes, Amazon
The iconic takes on the decade that shaped America with the release of their new album, , in select stores nationwide and on and today. Celebrating over forty years since their biggest hits like "" and more dominated the mainstream pop charts, the band's frontman is slated to appear on OWN's, Bloomberg ...

Oldies (04/03/2015)
'The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings' Out April 28, 2015
Forty years ago, renowned entertainer Tony Bennett joined together with legendary jazz pianist Bill Evans for their first of two duet albums. The result was 1975's The Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Album, followed by Together Again the following year. To celebrate this incredible coupling of talents, Fantasy ...

Oldies (25/02/2015)
Pete Townshend Solo Catalog Reissued; 11 Albums Released Across Digital Formats February 25, 2015
February 25th sees the digital release of 11 of Pete Townshend's solo albums digitally as part of a new deal with UMC / Universal Music. An extensive reissue program for Townshend's solo material that will see the catalog remastered and reworked is planned to start later this year and will run ...

Oldies (23/02/2015)
Dion 'Live At The Bitter End, Aug. 1971' Coming From Omnivore On April 7, 2015
Dion DiMucci helped define rock music, from his initial doo-wop hits with the Belmonts in the late 1950s, to solo work in the '60s with smashes like "Runaround Sue," "The Wanderer," "Ruby Baby," and the iconic "Abraham, Martin, and John" in 1968. Such is the reverence for this artist that the Beatles ...

Oldies (20/02/2015)
Audio Fidelity To Release "The Best Of The Guess Who" Album On Limited Edition 4.0 Quad Hybrid SACD
Marshall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity will be releasing The Guess Who's "The Best Of Guess Who" album on Limited Edition 4.0 Quad Hybrid SACD in April 2015. They didn't have street cred; they didn't look like stars; and they weren't considered "cool" by the ultra hip and snooty underground FM rock crowd. ...

Oldies (19/02/2015)
Experience Hendrix L.L.C. And Legacy Recordings To Release You Can't Use My Name: Curtis Knight & The Squires (Featuring Jimi Hendrix) The RSVP/PPX Sessions On March 24
Experience Hendrix L.L.C. and Legacy Recordings are releasing You Can't Use My Name: Curtis Knight & The Squires (Featuring Jimi Hendrix) The RSVP/PPX Sessions - the first in a series that presents these recordings in their original context. The specially priced fourteen-track collection, taken from ...

Oldies (13/02/2015)
Worldwide Vocal Group To Release First Official Recording In 50 Years
In what some may call an act of poetic justice, Rock and Roll, Vocal Group and Grammy Halls of Fame recording artists The Platters will release their first official LP in more than 50 years this Valentine's Day during Black History Month. The Back to Basics with The Platters LIVE! album is only ...

Oldies (11/02/2015)
Classic American Ballads Presents Songs Of True Tales And Tragedies By Guthrie, Seeger, Lead Belly + More
In the days before YouTube, Twitter, and "Serial" podcasts, newsworthy events "went viral" in the form of song. Certain tragedies and grisly crimes captivated the American imagination, and entrepreneurial ballad writers penned songs catering to the thirst for details. On March 24, Smithsonian Folkways ...

Oldies (10/02/2015)
Grammy Award For Hank Williams 'The Garden Spot Programs, 1950' Is First For Omnivore
Omnivore Recordings won its first Grammy Award for Hank Williams' The Garden Spot Programs, 1950, which was voted Best Historical Recording in yesterday's 57th annual Grammy Awards. The label, founded by (four-time Grammy nominee) Cheryl Pawelski, received the award for the previously unknown recordings ...

Oldies (10/02/2015)
'Roxy Music: The Complete Studio Albums' To Be Released March 17, 2015
Roxy Music, the art rock band synonymous with both style and substance, are releasing Roxy Music: The Complete Studio Albums, a box set of their eight acclaimed studio albums. The eight vinyl albums are packed in a glamorous box set, befitting a band that intoxicated with its cool cocktail of fashion, ...

Oldies (02/02/2015)
Queen's Roger Taylor Solo Albums Reissued In Expanded Editions By Omnivore
In between legs of Queen's tours in 1980, drummer Roger Taylor spent time at Mountain Studios in Montreux, Switzerland, making his first solo recordings since the release of the 1977 single "I Wanna Testify." Those recordings would make up his first solo album, 1981's Fun in Space. The Rock 'n' Roll ...

Oldies (29/01/2015)
Stevie Wonder Catalog Remastered For iTunes
2015 promises to be the year of Stevie Wonder, the extraordinary singer/songwriter, who has earned 25 Grammy Awards in a remarkable career, including a record-breaking three Album of the Year honors in four years with Innervisions (1973), Fulfillingness' First Finale (1974) and Songs In the Key of Life ...

Oldies (28/01/2015)
The Who "Who Hits 50!" 2015
There is no more significant a milestone in Rock Music than the 50th Anniversary. Through the decades, THE WHO redefined rock music as we know it and their influence continues in all areas of popular culture to this day. THE WHO HITS 50! continues throughout all of 2015 with very special re-releases ...

Oldies (27/01/2015)
Glen Campbell's Legendary 'Rhinestone Cowboy' Album Celebrated With Expanded 40th Anniversary
Released in July 1975, Glen Campbell's Rhinestone Cowboy was the music legend's first No. 1 hit on Billboard's Country Albums chart, vaulting the already quite famous master guitarist and singer to household name superstar status. On March 31, ahead of Campbell's 79th birthday on April 22, Capitol Nashville/UMe ...

Oldies (21/01/2015)
A Man And A Half: The Truth Behind The Legendary Voice
A flawed yet brilliant soul, he inspired many fans, fellow musicians and the world. "Do the Watusi like my little Lucy," sang legendary soul singer Wilson Pickett about his little sister he called "Lucy Coot." January 19, 2015 marked nine years since Wilson's death. Lucy Coot, aka Louella Pickett-New, ...

Oldies (14/01/2015)
Audio Fidelity To Release Soft Rock Legends Bread "The Best Of Bread" On 4.0 Quadraphonic Hybrid SACD
With many exciting releases scheduled throughout 2015, Marshall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity starts the New Year off with the release of soft rock legends Bread "The Best of Bread" on 4.0 Quadraphonic Hybrid SACD! This 1973 recording is a great collection of music from Bread, the popular 1970's band best ...

Oldies (14/01/2015)
Legendary Blues Guitarist Harvey "The Snake" Mandel Releases Early Solo Albums In 6CD Box Set!
Innovative blues guitarist Harvey Mandel, has had the kind of career that musicians dream about. Most known for his pivotal work with blues rock institution Canned Heat in 1969 & 70 including their legendary performance at Woodstock, Mandel has over the course of his 6 decade career collaborated with ...

Oldies (08/01/2015)
Smithsonian Folkways To Release 'Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection' 5-Disc Set On February 24, 2015
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is proud to present Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection - the first in-depth, career-spanning box set of songs, photos, and essays dedicated to one of America's most treasured 20th-century icons (due out February 24, 2015). A companion to 2012's GRAMMY-winning ...

Oldies (18/12/2014)
Legacy Recordings Commemorates 50th Anniversary Of Montgomery-Selma Civil Rights Marches With Release Of The Staple Singers' Freedom Highway Complete - Recorded Live At Chicago's New Nazareth Church, A Newly Expanded Edition Of Legendary Concert Recorded
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Freedom Highway Complete - Recorded Live at Chicago's New Nazareth Church (http://smarturl.it/Amazon_SSFHC), a newly remixed, remastered and expanded edition of the live concert masterpiece recorded by the Staple Singers ...

Oldies (17/12/2014)
KC And The Sunshine Band Takes On The Decade That Shaped America On March 10, 2015 With New Covers Album 'Feeling You! The 60's'
KC and The Sunshine Band dominated the 1970s, ruling the airwaves with a unique meeting of Caribbean, pop, R&B and latin styles that inspired infectious grooves and the distinctive Sunshine Sound, producing such #1 hits as "Get Down Tonight," "That's the Way (I Like It)," "Boogie Shoes," "Shake Your ...

Oldies (09/12/2014)
Stax Records Singles To Be Released In Two Definitive Box Sets
Concord Music Group and Stax Records are proud to announce the digital release and physical reissue of two comprehensive box set titles: The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 2: 1968-1971 and The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 3: 1972-1975. Originally released in 1993 and 1994, respectively, ...

Oldies (08/12/2014)
Ron Nagle's Classic 'Bad Rice' (With Guests Ry Cooder, Sal Valentino, Produced By Jack Nietzchke, Tom Donahue) Gets Expanded Reissue
After a stint with San Francisco rock group the Mystery Trend in the mid-'60s, and before his later work with musical partner Scott Mathews (together known as Durocs), artist and maverick songsmith Ron Nagle made one, now legendary, solo album. Released in 1970, Bad Rice remains a classic showcase ...

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