Tag: 1990

The Posies: Dear 23: Expanded Edition (Omnivore Recordings)

The posies released their major-label debut in 1990 with Dear 23, a slick and earnest record of great promise, yet one that felt oddly empty. This deluxe edition reveals a record that suffered somewhat from sounding too polished, and the rough demos help present the album in a different and perhaps more accurate light.

Reelz Presents: Collision Course: Gloria Estefan

On the season premiere of Collision Course, the near fatal bus accident involving Gloria Estefan is examined, and reveals a story that could’ve ended in a tragedy.

Nino Tempo: Purveyor of Balladry: The Best Of Nino Tempo On Atlantic (Omnivore)

For such an accomplished and respected saxophonist, Nino Tempo has an amazingly small solo discography. This recent collection compiles the best of his early 1990s releases for Atlantic, and it offers some of the coolest jazz you’ll hear.

Andrew Ridgeley: Son Of Albert: Expanded Edition (Cherry Pop)

In 1990, Andrew Ridgeley, the other half of British pop duo Wham!, released his first–and last–solo album. Critically panned at the time, this reissue takes a second look at one of pop music’s most misaligned releases.

Wendy & Lisa: Eroica: Expanded Edition (Cherry Pop)

The duo Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman’s third album was a sophisticated pop album that should have been their entrĂ©e to a wider audience. This deluxe reissue of Eroica proves the album has stood the test of time.

Song Of The Day: Alannah Myles, “Lover Of Mine”

Taken from the Rock Candy Records release, Alannah Myles.

Deee-Lite: World Clique (Cherry Pop)

For a brief time, Deee-Lite was one of the most original dance bands in the world. World Clique, their debut, was also their masterpiece, a blend of funk, soul, techno, disco, and just plain outer-space retro weirdness. It wasn’t destined to last, and it didn’t; but in 1990, you couldn’t top ’em. This expanded reissue shows why.

Song Of The Day: Wilson Phillips, “Over and Over”

Taken from the forthcoming Caroline International reissue, Wilson Phillips (Deluxe Edition).

Song Of The Day: The Terminals, “Mothlight”

Taken from the forthcoming HoZac Archives release, Uncoffined

Dusty Springfield: Reputation (Strike Force Entertainment)

Dusty Springfield’s comeback record was more of a bunt than a grand slam; partially produced and written by Pet Shop Boys, it’s an album that hints at the duo’s powerful production and compositional skills, and feels like a missed opportunity.