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New Review – Whitney Houston: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition

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Need a cure and tonic from the truly dismal Grammys, currently invading airspace across the East Coast? The inimitable Matt Rowe at MusicTAP has been kind enough to post another catalogue review of mine. This time it’s Legacy’s neat reissue of Whitney Houston’s 1985 debut LP. While I can’t yet confirm if I “might just be the next MusicTAP,” as Matt very kindly speculates, I am more than happy to try.

To that end, check out the review here and keep reading The Second Disc for all the expanded and remastered news you can stand.

Written by Mike Duquette

January 31, 2010 at 21:17

J is for What Now?

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Among the many releases on MusicTAP‘s calendar today is a new Motown title for The Jackson 5, rather simply titled J is for Jackson 5. What could this possibly entail?

My educated guess comes from elsewhere in the Universal Music Group back catalogue. Last summer, UMe released B is for Bob, a kid-friendly compilation of newly-remixed Bob Marley songs supervised by Ziggy Marley. (Fear not, purists: four of the tracks were presented in their original mixes.)

J is for J5 might go over easier since the group in question already has a mass appeal to younger ones – and those singsong bubblegum pop hits may go over well enough to avoid any terribly drastic remixes. (For collectors, I’m willing to bank on something for you as well – maybe a few instrumental versions of some big J5 hits.)

In any case, J is for Jackson 5 is due March 30.

Written by Mike Duquette

January 31, 2010 at 21:05