Legendary 1980 Diana Ross Album, ‘diana — the original CHIC mix’, Gets Its First-Ever Vinyl Release, On Two-45rpm Discs, Available Now
LOS ANGELES, April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Sought after by collectors and considered the rarest of Motown’s rare grooves, Diana Ross’ diana – the original CHIC mix, will make its long-awaited debut on vinyl on April 21, on Motown/UMe/UMGI, with a twist: it will be a double-LP set on pink vinyl at 45rpm for maximum fidelity.
Legacy Recordings Celebrates Harry Belafonte’s 90th Birthday with Release of When Colors Come Together… The Legacy of Harry Belafonte on Friday, February 24, 2017
NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is celebrating the 90th birthday of the iconic American singer/songwriter/actor/social activist/cultural ambassador Harry Belafonte (born March 1, 1927) with the release of When Colors Come Together… The Legacy of Harry Belafonte on Friday, February 24, 2017.
Legacy Recordings and Columbia Records Celebrating 60+ Years of the Magic of Johnny Mathis with Essential Releases Planned for 2017
Johnny Mathis 60th and 61st Anniversary Tour Dates 2016-2017 Announced
NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, announce an ongoing 60th Anniversary celebration of the enduring musical achievements of Johnny Mathis (who first signed with Columbia in 1955) with definitive catalog and archival releases set for 2017 and beyond.
Singer Elijah Rock Launches IndieGoGo Campaign
for Great American Songbook Album ‘Gershwin For My Soul’
Gershwin For My Soul’ to be Released January 17, 2017
Los Angeles, California — October 12, 2016 — Cleveland-born baritone Elijah Rock is pleased to announce the IndieGoGo campaign for his newest album, ‘Gershwin For My Soul’. Ongoing through October 20, 2016, the singer’s campaign hopes to raise $40,000 for the promotion of the recently recorded traditional pop album.
UMe Gives Boyz II Men 25th Anniversary Treatment With Vinyl Releases Of Their Motown Debut, Cooleyhighharmony, And Sophomore Album II, August 19
Releases include #1 singles “I’ll Make Love To You,” “On Bended Knee” and Top 5 hit singles, “Motownphilly,” “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday,” earning three GRAMMY® Awards
LOS ANGELES, July 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Formed at Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts by Nathan Morris and Marc Nelson (who eventually left), later joined by fellow school choir members Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman and Michael McCrary, Boyz II Men found their inspiration in the echoes of their school bathroom and their city’s tradition in classic a cappella and doo-wop harmonies.
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.
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.
Off The Wall: Michael Jackson’s Original Album And The Documentary “Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown To Off The Wall” Set For Release As A CD/DVD Bundle On February 26, 2016
JACKSON’S OFF THE WALL “INVENTED MODERN POP AS WE KNOW IT”
SHOWTIME® TO DEBUT DOCUMENTARY ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5th at 9 PM ET/PT
NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — On February 26, during Black History Month, the Estate of Michael Jackson and Sony Legacy Recordings will release exclusive CD/DVD and CD/Blu Ray editions of Michael Jackson’s revolutionary 1979 recording, Off The Wall. The package will include the original version of the album bundled with the new documentary Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall, directed by Spike Lee.
Michael Jackson’s Thriller Is The First Album Certified RIAA 30X Multi-Platinum The King Of Pop Makes History (Again)!
THRILLER REMAINS THE BIGGEST ALBUM OF ALL TIME, TOPPING 100 MILLION SALES WORLDWIDE
NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the Estate of Michael Jackson, Epic Records and Legacy Recordings announced today that Michael Jackson’s THRILLER is the first album in RIAA Gold & Platinum Program history to be certified 30X Multi-Platinum for U.S. sales, continuing The King of Pop’s reign as the biggest selling artist of all time with worldwide sales of over 100 million for Thriller and 1 billion overall.