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Legacy Orders Another Round of “Playlist”

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It feels like it’s been a long time since the last batch of Playlist titles from Legacy (by our records, it’s been five months), but a bunch of new titles are on shelves as of yesterday.

There’s a lot of country and modern rock in this batch, including titles from Gene Autry, Phil Vassar and Joe Diffie (on the country end) and Say Anything, Coheed and Cambria and Mudvayne (on the rock end). There’s also one from rap/reggae artist Matisyahu (surely you recall the Orthodox Jewish musician, whose toasting abilities were stunningly high), sets from The Hooters, Kris Kristofferson, Rosemary Clooney and Phoebe Snow and at least one title pushed back from a previous batch (Philly-soulsters The Intruders).

All the sets are pretty generic hits-and-album-cuts compilations, the standard Playlist fare for sure (the Phil Vassar set is actually identical to his 2006 compilation Greatest Hits Vol. 1), but the set for former Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland features a great amount of remixes from promos and hard-to-find CD singles that hardcore fans would probably want to add to their collections.

Hit the jump to check out all the titles and order them on Amazon here.

Kelly Rowland, Playlist: The Very Best of Kelly Rowland (Columbia/Legacy 88697 56711-2, 2011)

  1. When Love Takes Over – David Guetta with Kelly Rowland
  2. Dilemma (with Nelly)
  3. Haven’t Told You
  4. I’m Beginning to See the Light
  5. Beyond Imagination
  6. Work (Freemasons Radio Edit)
  7. Train on a Track (Rob Fusari Remix)
  8. Stole (5AM Remix)
  9. Like This (with Eve)
  10. Comeback
  11. Every Thought is You
  12. Still in Love with My Ex
  13. Daylight
  14. Can’t Nobody (Cedsolo Hip-Hop Remix)

Track 1 from One Love (Virgin/EMI, 2009)
Tracks 2-3 and 5 from Simply Deep (Columbia, 2002)
Track 4 from Mona Lisa Smile: Music from the Motion Picture (Epic/Sony Music Soundtrax, 2003)
Track 6 from “Work” CD single (Columbia, 2007). Original version from Ms. Kelly.
Track 7 from “Train on a Track” international CD single (Columbia, 2003). Original version from Simply Deep.
Track 8 from “Stole” U.K. CD single (Columbia, 2003). Original version from Simply Deep.
Tracks 9-12 from Ms. Kelly (Music World/Columbia, 2007)
Track 13 from Ms. Kelly: Diva Deluxe (Music World/Columbia, 2008)
Track 14 from “Can’t Nobody” U.K. CD single (Columbia, 2003). Original version from Simply Deep.

Matisyahu, Playlist: The Very Best of Matisyahu (Epic/Legacy 88697 80499-2, 2011)

  1. King Without a Crown
  2. Chop ‘Em Down (Live)
  3. Close My Eyes (Live)
  4. Youth
  5. Warrior
  6. Jerusalem (Out of Darkness Comes Light)
  7. Indestructible
  8. Spark Seekers
  9. Message in a Bottle
  10. One Day
  11. I Will Be Light (Live Acoustic)
  12. Smash Lies
  13. For You
  14. Temple

Tracks 1, 4 and 7 from Youth (JDub/Or/Epic, 2006)
Tracks 2-3 from Live at Stubb’s (JDub/Or, 2005)
Tracks 5-6 and 9 from No Place to Be (JDub/Or/Epic, 2006)
Track 8 from Youth Dub (JDub/Or/Epic, 2006)
Tracks 10 and 12-13 from Light (JDub/Or/Epic, 2009)
Track 11 previously unreleased
Track 14 from iTunes edition of Light (JDub/Or/Epic, 2009)

The Intruders, Playlist: The Very Best of The Intruders (Epic/Legacy 88697 80920-2, 2011)

  1. Together
  2. A Love That’s Real
  3. (We’ll Be) United
  4. Cowboys to Girls
  5. Me Tarzan, You Jane
  6. Friends No More
  7. Slow Drag
  8. (Love is Like a) Baseball Game
  9. Sad Girl
  10. When We Get Married
  11. Jack Be Nimble
  12. (You’d Better) Check Yourself
  13. I’ll Always Love My Mama
  14. Energy of Love

Tracks 1-3 and 12 from The Intruders Are Together (Gamble, 1967)
Tracks 4, 6 and 8-9 from Cowboys to Girls (Gamble, 1968)
Track 5 from Gamble single 225, 1969
Track 7 from Gamble single 221, 1968
Track 10 from When We Get Married (Gamble, 1970)
Track 11 from Music Voice single 504, 1964
Track 13 from Save the Children (Philadelphia International, 1973)
Track 14 from Energy of Love (TSOP, 1974)

Say Anything, Playlist: The Very Best of Say Anything (RCA/Legacy 88697 88912-2, 2011)

  1. The Writhing South
  2. Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too
  3. Woe
  4. I Want to Know Your Plans
  5. Every Man Has a Molly
  6. Admit It!!!
  7. Baby Girl, I’m a Blur
  8. Shiksa (Girlfriend)
  9. The Church Channel
  10. Hate Everyone
  11. Do Better
  12. Less Cute
  13. Crush’d
  14. Cemetery

Tracks 1 and 3-6 from Say Anything…is a Real Boy (Doghouse, 2004 – reissued J, 2006)
Track 2 from Say Anything…Was a Real Boy bonus disc (J, 2006)
Tracks 7-9 from In Defense of the Genre (J, 2007)
Tracks 10-14 from Say Anything (RCA, 2009)

The Hooters, Playlist: The Very Best of The Hooters (Columbia/Legacy 88697 92780-2, 2011)

  1. Brother, Don’t You Walk Away
  2. Day by Day
  3. All You Zombies
  4. And We Danced
  5. Satellite
  6. Karla with a K
  7. Fightin’ on the Same Side
  8. South Ferry Road
  9. Deliver Me
  10. Johnny B.
  11. Don’t Knock It ‘Til You Try It
  12. 500 Miles
  13. Blood from a Stone
  14. Graveyard Waltz

Tracks 1, 9, 11 and 12 from Zig Zag (Columbia, 1989)
Tracks 2-4, 8 and 13 from Nervous Night (Columbia, 1985)
Tracks 5-7, 10 and 14 from One Way Home (Columbia, 1987)

Mudvayne, Playlist: The Very Best of Mudvayne (Epic/Legacy 88697 93187-2, 2011)

  1. Dull Boy
  2. Dig
  3. Not Falling
  4. Fish Out of Water
  5. Do What You Do
  6. Beautiful and Strange
  7. Determined
  8. Scream with Me
  9. World So Cold
  10. Death Blooms
  11. Fall Into Sleep
  12. -1
  13. 1000 Mile Journey
  14. Happy?

Tracks 1 and 4-5 from The New Game (Epic, 2008)
Tracks 2, 10 and 12 from L.D. 50 (No-Name/Epic, 2000)
Tracks 3 and 9 from The End of All Things to Come (Epic, 2002)
Tracks 6, 8 and 13 from Mudvayne (Epic, 2009)
Tracks 7, 11 and 14 from Lost and Found (Epic, 2005)

Coheed & Cambria, Playlist: The Very Best of Coheed & Cambria (Columbia/Legacy 88697 93190-2, 2011)

  1. Welcome Home
  2. Here We Are, Juggernaut
  3. Devil in Jersey City
  4. Feathers
  5. The Running Free
  6. Pearl of the Stars
  7. The Suffering
  8. Ten Speed (of God’s Blood and Burial)
  9. A Favor House Atlantic
  10. Everything Evil
  11. No World for Tomorrow (Live)
  12. Blood Red Summer
  13. In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
  14. Wake Up (Acoustic)

Tracks 1 and 8 from Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume 1: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness (Columbia, 2005)
Tracks 2 and 6-7 from Year of the Black Rainbow (Columbia, 2010)
Tracks 3 and 10 from The Second Stage Turbine (Equal Vision/Defiance, 2002)
Tracks 4-5 from Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume 2: No World for Tomorrow (Columbia, 2007)
Track 11 from Neverender: Children of the Fence (Columbia, 2009)
Tracks 9 and 12-13 from In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 (Equal Vision/Columbia, 2003)
Track 14 exact origin unknown

Phoebe Snow, Playlist: The Very Best of Phoebe Snow (Columbia/Legacy 88697 93886-2, 2011)

  1. Autobiography (Shine, Shine, Shine)
  2. Two-Fisted Love
  3. Teach Me Tonight
  4. No Regrets
  5. In My Girlish Days
  6. San Francisco Bay Blues (Live)
  7. Pre-Dawn Imagination
  8. Goin’ Down for the Third Time
  9. Sweet Disposition
  10. Garden of Joy Blues
  11. At Last (Live)
  12. There’s a Boat That’s Leavin’ Soon for New York
  13. Poetry Man
  14. Good Times (Live)

Tracks 1, 3 and 5 from It Looks Like Snow (Columbia, 1976)
Tracks 2, 4, 7-9 and 12 from Second Childhood (Columbia, 1976)
Track 6 exact origin unknown
Track 10 from Never Letting Go (Columbia, 1977)
Track 11 from The New York Rock and Soul Revue: Live at the Beacon (Giant, 1991)
Track 13 from Phoebe Snow (Shelter, 1974)
Track 14 from The Very Best of Phoebe Snow (Columbia/Legacy, 2001)

Rosemary Clooney, Playlist: The Very Best of Rosemary Clooney (Columbia/Legacy 88697 94178-2, 2011)

  1. Come On-a My House
  2. In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening
  3. Hey There
  4. Half as Much
  5. Botch-a-Me (Ba-Ba-Bacciami Piccina)
  6. The Lady is a Tramp
  7. You Started Something
  8. You Make Me Feel So Young
  9. Blue Rose
  10. Love, You Didn’t Do Right by Me
  11. Blame It on My Youth
  12. Mambo Italiano
  13. This Ole House
  14. Tenderly
  15. Mangos
  16. From This Moment On

Billy Swan, Playlist: The Very Best of Billy Swan (Monument/Legacy 88697 94237-2, 2011)

  1. Everything’s the Same (Ain’t Nothin’ Changed)
  2. Your True Love
  3. Shake Rattle and Roll
  4. Number One
  5. I Just Want to Taste Your Wine
  6. Don’t Be Cruel
  7. Ubangi Stomp
  8. You’re the Pain (in My Heart)
  9. (You Just) Woman Handled My Mind
  10. Stranger
  11. Matchbox
  12. Vanessa
  13. Rock and Roll Moon Blues, Pt. 1
  14. I Can Help

Tracks 1, 7-10 and 13 from Rock ‘n’ Roll Moon (Monument, 1975)
Tracks 2, 4-5 and 12 from Billy Swan (Monument, 1976)
Tracks 3, 6 and 14 from I Can Help (Monument, 1974)
Track 11 from Choice Cuts (BMG, 1997)

Kris Kristofferson, Playlist: The Very Best of Kris Kristofferson (Monument/Legacy 88697 94238-2, 2011)

  1. Why Me
  2. To Beat the Devil
  3. Me and Bobby McGee
  4. Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down
  5. The Silver Tongued Devil and I
  6. Help Me Make It Through the Night
  7. Sugar Man
  8. Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again)
  9. Stranger
  10. The Taker
  11. Nobody Wins
  12. For the Good Times
  13. Once More with Feeling
  14. Living Legend

Tracks 1, 7 and 11 from Jesus Was a Capricorn (Monument, 1972)
Tracks 2-4, 6 and 12 from Kristofferson (Monument, 1970)
Tracks 5, 8 and 10 from The Silver Tongued Devil and I (Monument, 1971)
Track 9 from Who’s to Bless and Who’s to Blame (Monument, 1975)
Track 13 from Shake Hands with the Devil (Monument, 1979)
Track 14 from Easter Island (Monument, 1978)

Gene Autry, Playlist: The Very Best of Gene Autry (Legacy 88697 94240-2, 2011)

  1. Back in the Saddle Again
  2. That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine
  3. You’re the Only Star (in My Blue Heaven)
  4. South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)
  5. My Mexicali Rose
  6. Blueberry Hill
  7. You Are My Sunshine
  8. I Hang My Head and Cry
  9. I’m Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes
  10. At Mail Call Tonight
  11. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
  12. Don’t Fence Me In
  13. Red River Valley
  14. Home on the Range

Track 1 from Columbia single 37010
Tracks 3 and 5 from Columbia single 37002

Joe Diffie, Playlist: The Very Best of Joe Diffie (Epic/Legacy 88697 94367-2, 2011)

  1. Home
  2. If You Want Me To
  3. If the Devil Danced (in Empty Pockets)
  4. Is It Cold in Here
  5. Not Too Much to Ask
  6. Ships That Don’t Come In
  7. Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)
  8. Honky Tonk Attitude
  9. John Deere Green
  10. Pickup Man
  11. Third Rock from the Sun
  12. So Help Me Girl
  13. Bigger Than The Beatles
  14. This is Your Brain

Tracks 1-3 from A Thousand Winding Roads (Epic, 1990)
Tracks 4 and 6 from Regular Joe (Epic, 1992)
Track 5 from Come On Come On (Columbia, 1992)
Tracks 7-9 from Honky Tonk Attitude (Epic, 1993)
Tracks 10-12 from Third Rock from the Sun (Epic, 1994)
Track 13 from Life’s So Funny (Epic, 1995)
Track 14 from Twice Upon a Time (Epic, 1997)

Phil Vassar, Playlist: The Very Best of Phil Vassar (originally released as Greatest Hits Vol. 1 – Arista Nashville 82876 78729-2, 2006 – reissued Arista Nashville/Legacy 88697 96972-2, 2011)

  1. Bye Bye
  2. In a Real Love
  3. Carlene
  4. I’m Alright
  5. Last Day of My Life
  6. My Next Thirty Years
  7. Little Red Rodeo
  8. American Child
  9. Twenty One
  10. Just Another Day in Paradise
  11. For a Little While
  12. The Woman in My Life
  13. Six-Pack Summer
  14. That’s When I Love You
  15. I’ll Take That as a Yes (The Hot Tub Song)

Tracks 1, 4-7, 9, 11 and 12 from Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 (Arista Nashville, 2006)
Tracks 2 and 15 from Shaken Not Stirred (Arista Nashville, 2004)
Tracks 3, 10, 13 and 14 from Phil Vassar (Arista Nashville, 2000)
Track 8 from American Child (Arista Nashville, 2002)

Reminder: Next Wave of Paul Simon Reissues (with a Little Surprise)

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Since Legacy Recordings acquired the rights to Paul Simon’s back catalogue from Rhino last year, things have gone pretty much by the book. Other than a new compilation and a planned Graceland box set, things have been pretty simple, with Sony’s reissue arm re-releasing the mid-2000s expanded reissues of Simon’s solo albums, with the same bonus tracks as before.

Next Tuesday, the new Songwriter compilation will hit stores alongside the reissues (re-reissues?) of One Trick Pony (1980), Hearts and Bones (1983), Graceland (1986) and The Rhythm of the Saints (1990). But eagle-eyed buyers are going to find one minor difference on one of these sets – though admittedly not so minor that it should be overlooked at The Second Disc.

What’s the difference? Find out after the jump.

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Written by Mike Duquette

October 19, 2011 at 14:12

Pink Floyd “Wish You Were Here” Arriving From Analogue Productions on SACD (UPDATED)

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Why Pink Floyd?  EMI answered that question with the May 10 announcement of a stunning new reissue campaign for the legendary band.  That program kicked off on September 27 with straight remasters of each Floyd album under the banner Discovery, plus a 2-CD Experience Edition and 4 CD/1 DVD/1 BD Immersion Edition of 1973’s Dark Side of the Moon (reviewed here!).  November 7 is the date for a new “greatest hits” compilation entitled A Foot in the Door, plus Experience and Immersion sets for 1975’s Wish You Were Here, the band’s ninth studio album.  Back on August 15, we reported on the long-in-the-works 5.1 mix of 1975’s masterpiece Wish You Were Here, which will be included not only in the Immersion box set on Blu-Ray and DVD, but as a stand-alone 5.1 SACD also available on November 7.  We now have artwork and a few more details about this exciting addition to your surround library.

Wish You Were Here is coming on SACD from EMI and Analogue Productions, the same team behind the recent Nat “King” Cole SACD remasters produced in association with EMI.  James Guthrie has mixed the original album into 5.1 surround sound and Gus Skinas has produced at the Super Audio Center.  The SACD represents just one more format option for the 5.1 mix.  The Immersion edition of the album will also contain Guthrie’s 5.1 mix on both Blu-Ray (96 kHz/24-bit resolution) and DVD (in both 448 kpbs normal resolution and 640 kbps high resolution).  In addition, the Immersion edition will offer the album’s original quadraphonic mix on DVD and BD.  For those fans of Wish You Were Here not willing or able to shell out for the Immersion edition, this single-disc, stand-alone SACD route seems a terrific way to make Guthrie’s 5.1 mix more widely available.  As this is a hybrid SACD, it is playable on all CD players, but will (of course) only play in stereo for those utilizing the CD layer.  The SACD layer also offers the stereo mix in a clarity simply impossible to achieve on standard CD.

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Written by Joe Marchese

October 19, 2011 at 13:33

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Springsteen, U2, Queen, Joel, McCartney, Taylor Featured On “Rock Hall of Fame” Live Box Set

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Since its formation on April 20, 1983, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has inducted a slate of accomplished musicians into its ranks on a yearly basis, causing excitement, consternation and everything in between.  Though the worthiness of nominees and inductees is hotly debated with each “class” and a number of distinguished artists continue to be ignored year after year, one thing can be agreed upon: a lot of great music has been played for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  It continues to host performances at its Cleveland home, which opened its doors in 1995.  Each year, inducted musicians take the stage in Cleveland and at a New York induction ceremony, often with old colleagues or young musicians whom they have influenced.  Hence, Eddie Vedder joined the remaining Doors for “Break On Through,” Bruce Springsteen teamed with Mick Jagger on “Satisfaction,” Dhani Harrison accompanied two Wilburys, Steve Winwood and Prince for his late father George’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” and the Allman Brothers partnered with Sheryl Crow for “Midnight Rider.”

In past years, only one major album came from The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s vast archives, a 1996 release collecting performances from the 1995 concert that inaugurated the actual museum.  In 2009 and 2010, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame teamed with Time-Life for a series of DVDs (available as a box set and individually) bringing together highlights from those often-controversial induction ceremonies, as well as CD and DVD releases of 2010’s 25th Anniversary concerts, held at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

The Time-Life association will continue this fall with the release of Best of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum Live, a 3-disc box set bringing many of these blazing performances to CD for the very first time.  Longtime Hall supporter Bruce Springsteen appears no fewer than six times on the box, joined by performers like Chuck Berry, Wilson Pickett, Mick Jagger and U2.  It’s a guitar-lover’s dream when a team of axemen including Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Ron Wood, Joe Perry, Flea and Metallica take on “The Train Kept A-Rollin’,” and when Cream reunites on “Sunshine of Your Love” for the first time in over two decades.  Other highlights include James Taylor’s solo performance of Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock,” the Dave Clark Five’s “Glad All Over” as interpreted by the supergroup of Billy Joel, Joan Jett, John Fogerty and John Mellencamp, and Green Day paying homage to the Ramones with “Blitzkrieg Bop.”  The Righteous Brothers and The Ronettes celebrate the heyday of Philles Records, and the definitive line-up of rock legends also includes Paul McCartney (“Let It Be”) and The Who (“Won’t Get Fooled Again”).

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