Whenever a band releases a new album, it generally inspires fans to take a step back and give a good listen to all of the other albums in the band’s back catalog. As such, since Depeche Mode released their latest LP, SPIRIT, a few months ago, we’re sure you’ll agree this is a perfect time for us to reissue a few more of their albums.
June is African-American Music Appreciation Month, and as much as it sounds like a holiday that would’ve emerged from a record company board room, it’s actually something that’s been on the books since President Jimmy Carter decreed it back on June 7, 1979.
Rhino is celebrating the month by releasing several albums on vinyl – some recent releases, some classics – and here are the details on this week’s batch:
Fleetwood Mac fans who know their stuff are aware of a 1973 album called BUCKINGHAM NICKS, a duo consisting of – you guessed it – soon-to-be Mac members Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, but now a new duo is rising from the band’s membership. Mr. Buckingham is still in the mix, but this time he’s recorded an album’s worth of songs with Christine McVie, and if you weren’t otherwise occupied with reading about it, you could be picking up a copy right now!
For the sake of argument, though, let’s say that you want to read about it before picking up a copy.
When a band’s very first single climbs all the way to the top of Billboard’s Modern Rock chart, it might be a bit much to say that the band members are living a charmed life, but…would you believe semi-charmed?
If you know anything at all about jazz, then you surely must at least have heard the name “John Coltrane” in passing, what with him being one of the most legendary figures in the history of the genre. The iconic saxophonist has gotten a further profile boost this year with the release of John Scheinfeld’s acclaimed film Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, and to keep that momentum going, Rhino is reissuing Coltrane’s much-lauded work for Atlantic Records.