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With Thanksgiving approaching at Second Disc HQ, we’re doing what most folks are doing this weekend and engaging in radio silence, more or less. There might be a Friday Feature coming up, timed to one of the big, excellent new movies in theaters this weekend. And you’ll definitely want to keep an eye out for La-La Land Records, who will announce their last four catalogue soundtrack titles for the year at midnight (Pacific time) on Friday.

But in the meantime, we wanted to hang a sign at the top of the page reminding and informing you of some great catalogue-oriented things that you might want to think about this weekend:

  • Amazon’s lightning deals for this week, which began on Monday, include some great catalogue titles, both new and old. Sales are still going on every few hours through next Monday, so have a look and plan accordingly!
  • Similarly, our friends at PopMarket are also planning a day’s worth of lightning deals on box sets, vinyl titles and other collector’s sets on Black Friday. It’s worth noting that both Sony and Warner Music Group are now in on PopMarket’s deal-making ways, adding a little to the selections you’ll be able to enjoy. Here’s a list of all the deals going down on that day.
  • And of course, Black Friday means a second “Record Store Day” for 2011, with exclusive releases from The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, The Doors, Janis Joplin and many more hitting your local independent record retailer!  You can peruse our extensive list of these hot-ticket limited editions  here!

We’d like to take the opportunity to tease a few things going on closer to home that you and your music-loving friends won’t want to miss. First of all, starting Monday and taking us all the way to December 23, we’re engaging in one of the most unique features we’ve ever done: a comprehensive buyer’s guide to reissues based on Rolling Stone‘s list of the greatest albums ever made. The original list, published in 2003, covered 500 titles; we have cut them down to the top 100 and will provide you, our treasured readers, with a sort of ultimate edition of our Back Tracks feature, detailing every major reissue, remastering and expansion of these definitive rock albums. Consider it an all-in-one gift-giving idea for the major music geeks in your life.

Second of all, as we’ve hinted on our Facebook page (which, along with our Twitter feed, are prime Internet real estate to peruse and share when you’re not here!  And don’t forget to follow Mike and Joe on Twitter for more news and views!), we’ve got an awesome addition to the Christmas holidays this year. We’re calling it “Second Discmas,” and we’re going to be giving you more than just music news and features, but the actual gift of music itself! We’re working overtime with some of our favorite catalogue labels to bring you some awesome treats, so definitely keep an eye out for that.

Until things start going back to normal on Monday, enjoy some turkey, hug your loved ones, be safe if you go out to the malls on Friday, and above all, never forget to have some good music to keep you and yours company. This Thanksgiving, and every day of the year, we are thankful for you.

Written by Mike Duquette

November 24, 2011 at 12:01