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Feb 16, 2011, 12:02 ET

Hollywood Stars Read Immortal Poetry Set to Classical Music on Inspirational 'Words For You' Album

A unique album featuring great poems recited by great voices--from Jim Broadbent, Helena Bonham Carter, Ruby Dee, and Amber Rose Johnson to James...

Feb 04, 2011, 14:26 ET

Soul Great and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Solomon Burke's Final Album, 'Hold On Tight,' Makes U.S. Debut

Considered by many to be the greatest male soul singer of all time, a large man with a larger-than-life personality, Solomon Burke recorded his...

Jan 27, 2011, 19:45 ET

Bob Marley Celebrates a Birthday

Universal Music Enterprises and Tuff Gong Records team up to present Bob Marley & The Wailers – Live Forever: The Stanley Theatre,...

Jan 27, 2011, 17:59 ET

Klaus Voormann Nominated for Grammy® Award for VOORMANN & FRIENDS - A SIDEMAN'S JOURNEY DELUXE

Voormann & Friends - A Sideman's Journey (UMe/USM/Mercury) is an extraordinary album project by renowned German graphic designer, illustrator,...

Jan 24, 2011, 16:56 ET

Derek and the Dominos' 'Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs' Turns 40!

In the world of rock there are recordings that truly resonate in historical importance and continue to cast an enduring shadow of influence. Layla...

Jan 21, 2011, 09:00 ET

Traffic Releases Deluxe Edition of John Barleycorn Must Die March 8th, 2011

John Barleycorn Must Die is the Traffic album that almost never was, but which is now commonly regarded as their definitive work. By 1970, still...

Jan 05, 2011, 15:48 ET

First Two-CD Greatest Hits Collection From Sheryl Crow and First Compilation From Vanessa Carlton Headline Newest Releases in Icon Series

The new year kicks off with more than a dozen new releases in the Icon series from Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) featuring great artists and...

Dec 21, 2010, 13:54 ET

Show Us Your Hits: Bloodhound Gang's First Greatest Hits Collection Includes All of the Outrageous Band's Favorites Plus New Recording 'Altogether Ooky'

Bloodhound Gang is as offensive, juvenile and obsessed with sex as any adolescent boy.  If the band's songs weren't so insanely catchy,...

Dec 17, 2010, 09:00 ET

Universal Music Enterprises to Release Deluxe Expanded Reissues of Thin Lizzy's Groundbreaking Albums 'Jailbreak,' 'Johnny The Fox,' 'Live And Dangerous'

Twenty-four years have passed since the death of the iconic Phil Lynott, the world has changed, but the amazing body of work that is Thin Lizzy...

Dec 10, 2010, 09:00 ET

Marley's Last Live Performance Celebrated on Exclusive 2-CD Collection

Recorded 30 years ago while Marley was touring in support of his album Uprising, Live Forever is Bob Marley's last recorded concert.  This...

Nov 23, 2010, 20:42 ET

Made In Dagenham Soundtrack Album Features Title Track Performed by U.K. Music Icon Sandie Shaw and Penned by Billy Bragg

Flash back to 1968 with the soundtrack album to Made In Dagenham, a new British comedy-drama in the tradition of The Full Monty and by the director...

Nov 10, 2010, 09:00 ET

Special CD+DVD Edition of 'ABBA Gold - Greatest Hits' Offers All of the Group's Hits and Every Track's Video

Mamma Mia!  ABBA has never sounded or looked better than on the new CD+DVD package ABBA Gold - Greatest Hits (Special Edition)...

Nov 02, 2010, 19:25 ET

Icon Series Adds New Greatest Hits Albums From Rock's Puddle Of Mudd, Bachman-Turner Overdrive and Scorpions; R&B's Barry White, War and Jodeci/K-Ci & Jo Jo; and Country's Oak Ridge Boys, Statler Brothers and Jessica Andrews

The "great artists, great songs, great price" slogan of a new series of albums proves true once again with the second wave of releases in the aptly...

Nov 01, 2010, 15:21 ET

New No Doubt 'ICON' Release Includes Fan Favorites and Their Signature Hits

Multi-platinum band No Doubt will release No Doubt ICON, a new collection available on November 2, 2010.  The No Doubt ICON release features...

Nov 01, 2010, 10:00 ET

Rarities Edition Albums Issued for Eric Clapton's 461 OCEAN BOULEVARD, Joe Cocker's MAD DOGS & ENGLISHMEN, Marvin Gaye's LET'S GET IT ON and 3 Doors Down's THE BETTER LIFE

Rock greats Eric Clapton and Joe Cocker, soul legend Marvin Gaye and Modern Rock favorite 3 Doors Down join the Rarities Edition album series,...

Oct 28, 2010, 09:00 ET
Oct 25, 2010, 09:00 ET

Pretty Hate Machine, Nine Inch Nails' Groundbreaking Debut Album, Remastered and Re-Released on November 22, 2010

Fans can now revisit the conception of Nine Inch Nails.  Trent Reznor's Null Corporation has teamed with UMe/The Bicycle Music Company to...

Oct 18, 2010, 09:00 ET

'The Best Live Rock Album Ever Made' Expanded With Recording of Sensational Rediscovered Concert

One of the most critically acclaimed concert albums in rock history, from one of the greatest live bands of all time, just got even better--with...

Oct 13, 2010, 09:00 ET

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Rock 'N' Roll Classic Damn The Torpedoes Expanded With Previously Unreleased Tracks for Deluxe Editions

One of the greatest albums in rock history gets even better with the November 9 release on Backstreet/Geffen/UMe of the expanded and remastered...

Oct 12, 2010, 09:00 ET

Weezer to Release Death To False Metal on November 2

Weezer's devoted community of fans are getting more new music from the band than ever before, with the upcoming November 2nd release of Death To...