Chicago Celebrates “VI Decades Live (This Is What We Do)” With 4CD/1DVD Box Set on April 6

BY MIKE METTLER – FEBRUARY 20, 2018

Chicago has been a concert force for more than (yes!) 50 years, believe it or not. To celebrate such a storied live legacy, the Windy City-bred Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will release VI Decades Live (This Is What We Do), a 4CD/1DVD collection of previously unreleased concert […]

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Steve Miller Band Targets “Complete Albums Volume 1 (1968-1976)” 180-Gram Vinyl Box Set for May 18

BY MIKE METTLER – FEBRUARY 19, 2018

It’s been 50 years since the Steve Miller Band’s first two Capitol Records albums were released in 1968, and now Miller and Capitol/UMe have announced the May 18, 2018 release of the band’s first nine studio albums in a new 180-gram vinyl box set collection called Complete Albums Volume […]

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British Alt-Pop Rockers Keane Deliver 180-Gram Vinyl Reissues of “Perfect Symmetry” and “Under The Iron Sea” on March 16

BY MIKE METTLER – FEBRUARY 16, 2018

On March 16, 2018, Interscope/UMe hails a pair of magical, key catalog releases from post-Britpop alt-rockers Keane (“Somewhere Only We Know,” “Everybody’s Changing”) with the 180-gram vinyl debuts of Perfect Symmetry and Under The Iron Sea.

Keane’s third studio album, October 2008’s Perfect Symmetry, was produced by Keane with contributions from Jon Brion (Fiona Apple, of Montreal) and Stuart Price (Madonna, The Killers, Pet Shop Boys), and it immediately yielded […]

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Legacy Enlists a Legion of Contemporary Artists to Interpret the Lost Poems and Lyrics of “Johnny Cash: Forever Words” on April 6

BY MIKE METTLER – FEBRUARY 15, 2018

Legacy Recordings is set to release Johnny Cash: Forever Words — a collaborative album consisting of songs created from Johnny Cash’s heretofore unknown poetry, lyrics, and letters set to music by an impressive array of contemporary artists — on April 6, 2018. Johnny Cash: Forever Words will be available via CD, […]

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Soundtrack Companion to HBO Original Documentary “Elvis Presley: The Searcher” Set for April 6

BY MIKE METTLER – FEBRUARY 13, 2018

RCA/Legacy will release Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack) on Friday, April 6, 2018. The musical companion to the upcoming two-part HBO Original documentary directed by Emmy- and Grammy-award winner Thom Zimny, Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack) will be available in digital and physical configurations, including an 18-track definitive […]

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A SoundBard Exclusive Song Premiere: Mile Marker Zero’s “2020,” From Their Upcoming March 2 Prog-tastic Sophomore Release, The Fifth Row

BY MIKE METTLER – FEBRUARY 12, 2018

The SoundBard is truly honored to premiere “2020,” an exciting new track from the up-and-coming five-man Hartford, Connecticut-bred prog collective known as Mile Marker Zero. “2020” comes from their sophomore full-length concept album The Fifth Row, which is set to be self-released on March 2, 2018. Consisting of 15 […]

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Poco’s Poignant “Rose of Cimarron” Remake Features Stunning Vocals From Chelsea Williams

BY MIKE METTLER – FEBRUARY 10, 2018

Blue Élan Records has just released a new version of “Rose of Cimarron” from the seminal West Coast country-rock band Poco. This classic track was penned by Poco co-founder, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Rusty Young, and it became the hit title track to Poco’s 1976 studio album. This new recording […]

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The Cars Rev Up for Expanded Editions of “Shake It Up” and “Heartbeat City” on March 30

BY MIKE METTLER – FEBRUARY 9. 2018

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be inducting The Cars into their hallowed pantheon in Cleveland this April, and to kick off the celebration a bit early, Rhino will release a pair of expanded editions for two of the band’s most iconic albums — 1981’s Shake It Up and […]

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Love Gives Much Love to 50th Anniversary Edition of “Forever Changes” on April 6

BY MIKE METTLER – FEBRUARY 8, 2018

Love’s Forever Changes is generally acknowledged today as the Los Angeles-bred psychedelic folk-rock pioneers’ finest achievement, though it was mostly overlooked when it was released in November 1967. However, four decades later, in 2008, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and in 2012, The Library […]

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A Perfect Circle Look to “Eat the Elephant” on April 20

BY MIKE METTLER – FEBRUARY 6, 2017

A Perfect Circle plans to release Eat the Elephant, their fourth full-length album and first since 2004’s eMOTIVe, on April 20, 2018, via BMG.

The album arrives following a successful Fall 2017 tour by the outfit helmed by Maynard James Keenan and Billy Howerdel, not to mention the release of “The […]

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