Verve/UMe to Reissue Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Mack the Knife: Ella In Berlin’ and Jimmy Smith’s ‘Root Down: Jimmy Smith Live!’ on 180-gram Vinyl LPs
Available June 24 as Part of Verve’s 60th Anniversary Celebration
LOS ANGELES, June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Verve/UMe is proud to announce, as part of Verve’s 60th anniversary celebration, new vinyl reissues on June 24 for two long unavailable live performance classics by a pair of jazz legends – the peerless Ella Fitzgerald’s Mack The Knife: Ella In Berlin and funk-master Jimmy Smith’s Root Down: Jimmy Smith Live!.
Verve/UMe to Reissue Eight Essential Diana Krall
Albums In 180-gram Double-LP Vinyl Editions
Available July 15 as Part of Verve’s
60th Anniversary Celebration
As part of Verve Records‘ ongoing 60th anniversary celebration, Verve/UMe is proud to announce the July 15 release of eight essential Diana Krall albums in 180-gram, 2-LP vinyl reissues. The renowned pianist and vocalist has called Verve home for the vast majority of her illustrious career, and these new versions of her recordings originally released between 1996 and 2009 showcase many of her finest moments in lustrous vinyl format.
UMe Marks 45th Anniversary Of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On With Seven-Album Vinyl Release, Volume 3: 1971-1981 On May 27
Also Forthcoming: “What’s Going On” 10″ Vinyl EP w/original single plus “Motown: Reimagined” duet version featuring BJ The Chicago Kid
LOS ANGELES, May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — It’s been 45 years since the release of Marvin Gaye‘s momentous album, What’s Going On, May 21, 1971, on the Motown subsidiary Tamla Records. To mark the occasion, Universal Music Enterprises is preparing a series of special vinyl releases, including a seven-LP box set, Volume 3: 1971-1981, which features on 180gm vinyl Gaye’s final seven studio albums for the label, on May 27, a follow-up to the first two installments of the collection.
EARTH, WIND & FIRE, CHIC AND CHICAGO LEAD FRIDAY MUSIC’S SPRING RELEASE SCHEDULE
Classic Reissue Label Delivers Audiophile Vinyl Versions of Rock and Soul Classics
April 25, 2016 – New York, NY- Famed reissue label Friday Music is gearing up for a spring full of new releases. The recent announcement of a limited, 3-LP set of David Bowie’s A Reality Tour (coming June 3) is only the tip of the iceberg. Friday Music’s release schedule contains a plethora of albums from some of the most legendary names in rock and soul. All titles have been remastered and reissued on 180-gram audiophile vinyl. Here are some of the highlights.
Resonance Records Presents LARRY YOUNG – IN PARIS: THE ORTF RECORDINGS With Never-Before-Released Tracks by The Jazz Organist / Pianist.
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Resonance Records, in partnership with the National Audiovisual Institute (INA) of France, is pleased to announce the release of Larry Young In Paris/The ORTF Recordings. Featuring groundbreaking performances by the ingenious organist and pianist, these studio and live recordings from 1964 and 1965 made for French radio and never before issued on record, will be released on March 11, 2016 in deluxe two-CD and limited-edition two-LP sets.
Smoke Sessions Records Releases Harold Mabern’s
Afro Blue as Limited Edition 180 Gram Double LP
to Celebrate Esteemed Pianist’s 80th Birthday
Smoke Sessions Records is set to release Harold Mabern‘s latest album, Afro Blue, as a limited edition 180 gram double LP on Friday, March 11. This special release, which was mastered by renowned mastering engineer Kevin Gray, was pressed at Memphis Record Pressing and includes a tip-on gatefold album jacket.
Verve Records Celebrates 60 Years
Label will Celebrate Landmark Anniversary
with Releases Throughout the Year
One of the most prestigious labels in the history of jazz, Verve Records will celebrate its 60th anniversary throughout 2016 with a trove of historic reissues and stunning new collections from its legendary archives. The release schedule constitutes a who’s-who of jazz legends, including such pioneers as Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Wes Montgomery, Louis Armstrong, Jimmy Smith, Stan Getz, and the label’s heart and soul, Ella Fitzgerald.
Amy Winehouse’s First Album “Frank” Remastered And Available On Vinyl NOW
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Amy Winehouse‘s career, though meteoric, was unfortunately cut short by tragedy, but the multi-GRAMMY® Award winner’s musical legacy can now be appreciated anew with Island Records/Universal Music Enterprises’ remastered and vinyl debut of her first album, Frank on 180-gram, 2-LP black vinyl with a printed gatefold sleeve that includes lyrics. The Frank album was previously only available on vinyl in the U.S. in a limited edition 8 disc boxed set released in December 2015.
Legacy Recordings Announces Limited Edition Vinyl Exclusives For Record Store Day’s Annual Black Friday Event (Friday, November 27, 2015)
New Legacy Vinyl Collectibles include Releases by Earth Wind & Fire, the Isley Brothers, OutKast, & More
NEW YORK, Oct 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, announces the label’s line-up of collectible 12″, 10″ and 7″ vinyl releases created especially for Record Store Day’s Black Friday 2015, celebrated this year at the nation’s independent record stores on Friday, November 27, 2015.
UMe Celebrates B.B. King’s 90th Birthday With Release Of Three Classic Albums On Vinyl, remastered Classics For Digital Including Out Of Print Crown Catalog
Legendary ‘King of the Blues’ will be remembered with vinyl/digital reissues of Live At The Regal, Live In Cook County Jail and first-ever LP version of two — Deuces Wild, featuring famous collaborators, as well as early classics from Modern/Crown Records
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The world of music lost one of its all-time legends when the great blues guitarist B. B. King passed away on May 14, at the age of 89. Accolades and tributes came not only from fans but fellow musicians who were influenced by the Mississippi-born son of sharecroppers, who virtually popularized the genre that spawned rock ‘n’ roll.