Taken from the Rhino release, Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology.
Stax Record celebrates its 60th Anniversary this year, and this compilation takes a look at its lesser-known diversion into country music.
Taken from the Sony Legacy Release, Willie And The Boys: Willie’s Stash Vol. 2.
Taken from the Labrador Records release, The Mary Onettes.
When it came to their music, Georgia-based rockers Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ always defied expectations; they were a red-hot Southern Rock band who could quickly turn into a damn fine roots-rock group. Their third album, Mystery Road, is arguably their best, and this deluxe edition shows why. It’s a blend of all sorts of styles, and has been expanded with a handful of demos to show that the album was no fluke.
Taken from the 30th Century Records release, Things Anyway.
For its 30th Anniversary, writer Ron Hart pontificates on Kick, Australian rock band INXS’s most commercially successful and critically acclaimed album.
Glasgow’s The Orchids were one of Sarah Records’ flagship bands, and though they initially came to an end at the same time their label folded, they would reunite a decade later, releasing some of their finest work to date. This two-disc collection serves as a wonderful introduction to the band, offering one disc of their best moments, and one disc of choice rarities and unreleased material.
Taken from the él Records release, Today.
Between 1981 and 1983, country musician Leon Everette had an amazing run of high-charting singles. Yet less than two two years after that amazing run, would soon stop making music entirely. This two-disc collection compiles the entirety of his output from this era, recorded for RCA, and is his first-ever CD release, a welcome collection of an artist who deserved more than obscurity.