The Second Disc

Expanded and Remastered Music News

News Round-Up: Stripped Smokey, Another QotSA Reissue and An Unsurprising Delay

with 3 comments

  • If you were looking for a bit of a change, musically, today might be the day to check out yesterday’s digital release from Motown, Smokey Robinson’s The Stripped Mixes. Not unlike a Michael Jackson set that was rush-released after his death last summer, Stripped puts an emphasis on The King of Motown’s inimitable voice through ten acoustically-minded remixes. Call it a cash-in if you want, but the MJ set revealed some buried treasure in those new mixes. Plus, come on, it’s Smokey Robinson. He sounds like an angel.
  • Queens of the Stone Age, having recently done a 10th anniversary reissue of major-label breakthrough Rated R, are going even further back this holiday season. QotSA frontman Josh Homme’s own label, Rekords Rekords, is going to reissue the band’s self-titled 1998 debut LP on November 26 as a vinyl and CD set (followed by a CD-only release December 7). This version features three tracks cut from the original version of the album.
  • EMI has rescheduled the upcoming deluxe reissues of Duran Duran’s Notorious and Big Thing yet again to October 12. This is the third time these titles have changed release dates, which must mean they’re going as smoothly as the other sets.

Written by Mike Duquette

September 1, 2010 at 10:10

3 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. I really like the new Stripped Smokey album…much better than the Jackson one. Smokey’s voice, Fender Rhodes and bass…that’s all I need.


    September 2, 2010 at 08:44

  2. I wish that the Smokey Stripped album could be released on CD. I’d buy it in a heartbeat.


    September 5, 2010 at 02:32

  3. […] previously-reported reissue of Queens of the Stone Age’s self-titled 1998 debut LP – the band’s […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: