PHILIP BAILEY: STATE OF THE HEART – THE COLUMBIA RECORDINGS (1983-1988) (3CD)
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SoulMusic Records in association with The Second Disc presents this glorious 3CD set featuring the first three solo albums by renowned soul/pop/gospel vocalist Philip Bailey (of Earth, Wind & Fire fame) originally released on Columbia Records.
• 36 tracks, (including 8 rare bonus tracks consisting of single edits, remixes, and soundtrack songs) on these expanded editions of ‘Continuation’ (1983), ‘Chinese Wall’ (1985), and ‘Inside Out’ (1986).
• Key tracks include the international smash hit ‘Easy Lover’, a celebrated duet with Phil Collins, plus US R&B classics ‘I Know’, ‘Walking on the Chinese Wall’, ‘Children of the Ghetto’, ‘State of the Heart’, and many more.
DIONNE WARWICK: THE COMPLETE SCEPTER SINGLES (1962-1973) (3CD)
74 tracks on this 3CD set, with the A and B-side of every single Dionne Warwick cut for the Scepter label (and the bonus inclusion of the Musicor hit single, “Only Love Can Break a Heart”), all original, (mostly) mono single versions remastered by Mike Milchner of Sonic Vision from original tape sources and annotated by veteran music journalist and Billboard contributor Paul Grein.
DARLENE LOVE LIVE 1982 (CD, DVD)
Recorded at Hop Singh’s in Marina Del Rey, California, on April 21, 1982, with two added tracks from the 1985 original Rhino release; Darlene is joined by her sister Edna Wright and The Blossoms’ Gloria Jones; songs include “Da Doo Ron Ron,” “He’s a Rebel,” “He’s Sure the Boy I Love,” and an uplifting gospel medley.
LOVE IS THE MESSAGE: THE SOUND OF PHILADELPHIA, VOL. 3 (8CD)
The third installment of the series features albums by The Ebonys, MFSB, Bunny Sigler, Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, The O’Jays, Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, Monk Montgomery and Billy Paul. Remastered from the original PIR tapes.
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