Nina Simone’s Historic Philips Years Celebrated with
Vinyl Remasters of Seven Classic Albums Including
Nina Simone in Concert, Wild is the Wind,
High Priestess of Soul
Available September 30 via Verve/UMe
From 1964 to 1967, the extraordinary Nina Simone released seven albums on Philips Records, further establishing her peerless artistic expression and singular voice. During this exceptional purple patch, she recorded some of her best and most important work of her career, much of it fuelled by the Civil Rights Movement and the turmoil of 1960s America.
Legacy Recordings Celebrates the Music of Maxwell with Special Limited Edition 12″ Vinyl Releases:
Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite – 20th Anniversary Metallic Gold 2LP 12″ 150gram Vinyl Edition
Maxwell’s BLACKsummer’snight – Metallic Silver 12″ 150gram Vinyl Edition (1st Ever US Vinyl)
NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, celebrates the music of neo-soul icon Maxwell with the release of two highly-collectible limited edition 12″ vinyl album titles on Friday, October 28.
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.
UMe Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of Diana Ross’ “Love Hangover” With Vinyl Reissue Of Her 1976 Self-Titled Motown Album, July 15
Album release includes two pop chart-toppers in GRAMMY®-nominated disco anthem and Oscar-nominated “Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To)”
LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Diana Ross was six years into her wildly successful solo career from the Supremes when she outdid herself, releasing a self-titled project, her seventh studio album, that included two No. 1 pop smashes, “Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To)” and the dance-floor classic, “Love Hangover.”
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.
Pre-Order NOW on iTunes and Get 4 Tracks Instantly!
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.
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.