Tag: Cherry Red

Dinosaur Jr: Hand It Over (Cherry Red)

Dinosaur Jr ended its tenure as a major label band with 1997’s Hand It Over. Though released with little fanfare, this deluxe edition helps shine a light on what is indeed an underrated jewel of an album.

Dinosaur Jr: Without A Sound (Cherry Red)

Dinosaur Jr released their sixth album Without A Sound less than a year after their previous effort, thanks in part to the allure of commercial success, resulting in a good album that feels slightly off. This reissue offers up the chance for a reevaluation, and in so doing one discovers it wasn’t that bad of an album.

Dinosaur Jr: Where You Been (Cherry Red)

The Grunge boom of 1992 reaped dividends for Dinosaur Jr, who met the new sound with aplomb and delivered a fantastic and still well-regarded album. This two-disc reissue offers an exciting and enjoyable dive into the heady years of when Dinosaur Jr roamed the land.

Dinosaur Jr Green Mind

Dinosaur Jr: Green Mind (Cherry Red)

Dinosaur Jr made their major label debut in 1991 with their fourth album, Green Mind. Though somewhat raw and undercooked, this expanded reissue helps to revitalize the album thanks to quality b-sides and a live disc.

Cilla Black: Especially For You: Revisited/Classics & Collectables (SFE)

The latest edition in the ongoing Cilla Black reissue series is a rather strong release, pairing up a fresh new remix of her better-than-you-might-expect 1980 album Especially For You with a brand new collection of late-career singles and rarities.

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes: Be For Real: The P.I.R. Recordings (1972-1975) (SoulMusic Records)

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes created some of the most sophisticated Soul and R&B of the Seventies, as well as being the launchpad for legendary vocalist Teddy Pendergrass. This three-disc set collects all of their recorded work for Philadelphia International Records, and is a superb and essential collection.

The Emotions: Don’t Ask My Neighbors: The Columbia/ARC Recordings (1976-1981) (SoulMusic Records)

The sisterly trio The Emotions helped to brighten up the musical world in the late 1970s, and this box set contains the lot of their successful chart-topping era, offering up some of the finest music that decade had to offer.

Glen Campbell: Old Home Town/Letter To Home/It’s Just A Matter Of Time (Morello Records)

After a prolific run with Capitol Records, legendary country crooner Glen Campbell signed to Atlantic America, resulting in three albums that found him being led toward a generic Modern Country sound. Still, for their weaknesses, these albums produced some fantastic singles, returning the fading star to the top reaches of the country charts.

Jess Conrad: Jess For You: The Definitive Collection (El Records)

A talented actor doth not a talented recording act make. This collection rounds up the material released by British actor Jess Conrad; though they occasionally show a spark of quality, the fare is mostly pop fare that was quickly becoming outdated, and it shows that ability in one artistic field doesn’t mean it will translate into another.

Various Artists: Movie Goer: Pop Cinema And The Classics/Fellini Masterpieces (él Records)

Two superb three-disc collections from the esteemed él Records offer up superb examples of the use of classical music and classical styles in modern cinema–one collection offers an overview of familiar music used in a variety of films, whilst the other documents the interplay between composer Federico Fellini and his primary orchestrator, Nino Rota.