Chemistry: Rush Revisits "Signals" For 40th Anniversary

By The Second Disc | March 22, 2023 | 6 Comments

Rush's ninth studio album, Signals, had the unenviable task of following up the band's 1981 commercial breakthrough, Moving Pictures.  Canadian rockers Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart built on the sound of Moving Pictures with their continued use of electronic instrumentation and were rewarded when the album reached the top ten in the United […]

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Do You Feel Like We Do: "Frampton@50" Celebration Coming from Intervention Records with Vinyl and Hybrid SACD Releases

By Joe Marchese | March 21, 2023 | 3 Comments

Peter Frampton made his solo debut with 1972's Wind of Change, following successful stints with The Herd and Humble Pie.  The album put his acoustic guitar up front, while he also demonstrated his virtuosity on the organ, keyboards, drums, percussion, dulcimer, harmonium, and, of course, the lead vocals.  Now, more than half a century later, […]

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Call the Fire Brigade: Iconoclassic Premieres Rick Springfield's Lost 1974 Album "Springfield" in Expanded Edition

By Joe Marchese | March 20, 2023 | 5 Comments

Rick Springfield was the real deal, and the record business knew it.  Already a veteran of multiple bands including Zoot, the Australian singer-songwriter had good looks and good songs - not to mention a great voice and strong chops.  Yet international superstardom didn't come easily for the future General Hospital star and chart-topping "Jessie's Girl" […]

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The Weekend Stream: March 18, 2023

By Mike Duquette | March 18, 2023 | 0 Comments

Welcome to The Weekend Stream, a relaxing weekly review of notable digital-only catalogue titles. There may be no CD or vinyl, but there's plenty of great new/old music to usher you into the weekend. We've got new remixes from David Bowie, old remixes from Madonna, an unheard Lou Reed song and much more - including […]

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What a Day That Was: Talking Heads' 'Stop Making Sense' Expanded for Vinyl, Film Reissue

By Mike Duquette | March 17, 2023 | 11 Comments

Why Stop Making Sense? Why a movie? Why tour? Why do the musicians come out gradually? What will the band do next? Whe do the odd instruments come from? Are live concerts better or worse than records? Why no "special effects" in the movie? Why a big suit? Why was a digital system used for the […]

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