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Lena Horne Soars, The Lion Roars

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As previously mentioned, Hip-O Select had yet another release up their sleeve: Lena Horne Sings: The M-G-M Singles Collection. It’s a set of 16 early Lena Horne classics cut for M-G-M Records in the ’40s and ’50s and largely unavailable on CD until now. There’s a heap of standards, including “‘Deed I Do,” “Where or When,” “I’ve Got the World on a String” and “The Lady is a Tramp,” plus liner notes from Horne biographer James Gavin.

Pre-order it here and hit the jump for some specs (culled together with much effort, as the Internet is not kind to those looking for M-G-M discographical info for Ms. Horne). Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Mike Duquette

March 23, 2010 at 23:05

Rick James Coming Into Your Life Again

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Just a day after readying a deluxe edition of Meet the Supremes for the world, Hip-O Select comes through with a pair of out-of-print Rick James titles. Fire It Up (1979) and Garden of Love (1980) are both making their way to CD (the latter being pressed on CD for the first time) with a few bonus tracks. The original artwork will be replicated for each and complemented with liner notes by Yale music professor Michael Veal.

Links are here and here and full song specs are below.

Rick James – Fire It Up (originally released as Gordy G8-990M1, 1979)

  1. Fire It Up
  2. Love Gun
  3. Lovin’ You is a Pleasure
  4. Love in the Night
  5. Come into My Life
  6. Stormy Love
  7. When Love is Gone
  8. Love Gun (Extended Version) (12″ promo A-side – Motown PR-60, 1979) **

Rick James – Garden of Love (originally released as Gordy G8-995M1, 1980) **

  1. Big Time
  2. Don’t Give Up on Love
  3. Island Lady
  4. Gettin’ It On (in the Sunshine)
  5. Summer Love
  6. Mary Go Round
  7. Gettin’ It On (in the Sunshine) (Reprise) +
  8. Big Time (Extended M+M Mix) *
  9. Gypsy Girl (Demo) * ^

* previously unreleased
** previously unreleased on CD
+ newly extended version
^ this demo later became “Teardrops,” from
Throwin’ Down (1982)

Written by Mike Duquette

March 23, 2010 at 10:45

Posted in News, Reissues, Rick James

Devo’s “Duty” Has a Tracklist

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Amazon has posted the tracklist for the upcoming reissue of Devo’s Duty Now for the Future coming from Warner Bros. The band’s sophomore LP is getting a CD and vinyl reissue on April 13, just in time for Record Store Day, and it’ll feature five B-sides as bonuses.

Check it out after the jump! Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Mike Duquette

March 23, 2010 at 01:11

Posted in Devo, News, Reissues