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Judy Garland Celebrated With Universal Music Enterprises Remastered Vinyl Reissues of Three Classic Albums

Judy Garland Celebrated With Universal Music Enterprises Remastered Vinyl Reissues of Three Classic Albums

Judy Garland is one of America's cherished show business icons, an international superstar who went from singing her way into our hearts as a child...

Nov 25, 2015, 11:00 ET
Megadeth To Celebrate Black Friday... Again

Megadeth To Celebrate Black Friday… Again

Megadeth's landmark second album Peace Sells … But Who's Buying? included an iconic track that's gone down in Megadeth (and metal) history:...

Nov 23, 2015, 10:00 ET
Joe Cocker's Legacy Celebrated With Two-CD The Life Of A Man: The Ultimate Hits 1968-2013, Alongside CD Reissues of 2007's Hymn for My Souland First-Ever U.S. Release of His Final Album, Fire It UpThese three releases offer a fitting retrospective on one of the most remarkable musical careers in rock history.

Joe Cocker's Legacy Celebrated With Two-CD 'The Life Of A Man: The Ultimate Hits 1968-2013,' Alongside CD Reissues of 2007's 'Hymn for My Soul' and First-Ever U.S. Release of His Final Album, 'Fire It Up'

  It's almost one year ago since Joe Cocker died at his home, Mad Dog Ranch, on the 22nd December, 2014, aged 70. The iconic British rock...

Nov 20, 2015, 10:00 ET

Grammy Award-Winning Rock Band Wolfmother Announce February 19th Release For New Album Victorious

 Grammy Award-winning rock band WOLFMOTHER have announced a February 19th release date for their highly anticipated new album, VICTORIOUS...

Nov 20, 2015, 09:00 ET
'The Velvet Underground - The Complete Matrix Tapes' four-CD, 42 track box set available now on Polydor/Universal Music Enterprises (UMe)!

The Velvet Underground - The Complete Matrix Tapes, A Four-CD Box Set Which Captures The Band's Legendary Stand At San Francisco's Fabled Club, Available Now

The Velvet Underground toured extensively in 1969, but set up shop in San Francisco in November and early December for a series of 18 nights over...

Nov 11, 2015, 09:00 ET

Allman Brothers Band's Second Album, Idlewild South, Marks 45th Anniversary With Remastered CD, Two-CD Deluxe, Three-CD and Blu-Ray Super Deluxe Versions

 September 23rd marked 45 years since the release of the Allman Brothers Band's second studio album, Idlewild South, on Atco and Capricorn...

Oct 23, 2015, 08:00 ET
Placebo "MTV Unplugged" 27th Nov 2015

Placebo "MTV Unplugged" 27th Nov 2015

With their 20th anniversary inching ever closer, Placebo could well be forgiven for sitting back and taking stock. After all, with seven studio...

Oct 21, 2015, 17:31 ET

SIMPLE MINDS; THE VINYL COLLECTION 79-84; Simple Minds' first seven, hugely influential albums compiled in one limited edition box; RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 30th

 Following the release earlier this year of the acclaimed SPARKLE IN THE RAIN deluxe box ("[an] impressive box set." **** Q Magazine), in...

Oct 20, 2015, 14:17 ET
Rammstein marks their 21st anniversary with the December 4 release of the new 'XXI' vinyl box set. The 21st Anniversary collection - a numbered, career-spanning set - not only features the band's six studio albums, produced by Jacob Hellner and re-mastered onto 180-gram heavyweight double vinyl by Svante Forsbäck, it also comes complete with a separate rarities double LP, 'Raritäten,' including a previously unreleased version of the track 'Los.'

Rammstein Mark The Band's 21st Anniversary With The Release Of 'XXI' -- The First Vinyl Box Set Of Their Career, Including All Six Studio Albums Plus Rarities Double LP

If Rammstein's music is the perfect soundtrack for building large monuments in the desert, then somewhere in the wilder world stands an imposing...

Oct 19, 2015, 12:00 ET

Anthrax Celebrates The 30th Anniversary Of Its Classic "Spreading The Disease"

On November 20, three decades after its October 30, 1985 debut, Universal will release a special 30th anniversary edition of Anthrax's classic...

Oct 15, 2015, 09:00 ET

Roots Rockers The Black Crowes Re-Release First Four American Recordings Albums On High-Grade 180-Gram Vinyl On American/UMe, December 4

 Formed in 1989 in Marietta, GA, by brothers Chris and Rich Robinson while still in high school, and originally named Mr. Crowe's Garden after...

Oct 14, 2015, 09:00 ET

The Refreshments' 1996 Classic, "Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy" Gets Vinyl Treatment For First Time On Universal Music Enterprises, November 13

 Formed in early 1993 in Tempe, AZ, The Refreshments consisted of singer/songwriter/rhythm guitarist Roger Clyne, drummer Paul "P.H." Naffah,...

Oct 07, 2015, 09:00 ET
Frank Sinatra - A Jolly Christmas

Universal Music Enterprises' Ultimate Holiday Music Guide For Everyone On Your List, From The Naughty To The Nice

The holidays are coming and you know what that means: 'tis the season for gift guides. Time for those carefully curated lists of creative gift...

Oct 06, 2015, 15:00 ET

Great Music with Beautifully Packaged Collector's Sets by The Beatles, Johnny Cash, John Lennon, Bob Marley, The Rolling Stones, Rush, Frank Sinatra and The Who

 If you are shopping for presents this holiday season, nothing is faster or more convenient than a gift card – or more anonymous....

Oct 06, 2015, 09:00 ET
GRAMMY-NOMINATED SINGER-SONGWRITER JOAN OSBORNE'S CLASSIC RELISH ALBUM MARKS 20TH ANNIVERSARY WITH CD, DIGITAL, TWO-LP VINYL VERSIONS, AVAILABLE OCTOBER 30 ON UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES. CD reissue of 1995 album features original acoustic demo of Eric Bazilian's "One of Us," previously unreleased track, "Mighty One," while digital version includes four live tracks and previously unreleased "Here Comes What's Coming."

Grammy-Nominated Singer-Songwriter Joan Osborne's Classic "Relish" Album Marks 20th Anniversary With CD, Digital, Two-LP Vinyl Versions, Available October 30 On Universal Music Enterprises

Originally from a small town outside of Louisville, KY, Joan Osborne moved to New York to attend NYU Film School in the late '80s, but gravitated...

Oct 06, 2015, 09:00 ET
Back To The Future 30th Anniversary Picture Disc

Back to the Future: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack Marks Historic Film's 30th Anniversary with Two-Sided Vinyl Picture Disc on October 21

 Thirty years after the release of Robert Zemeckis' beloved time-travel feature film, Back to the Future, we still don't have hover skateboards...

Oct 02, 2015, 13:00 ET
MEGADETH Unleash New Studio Album 'Dystopia' Available January 22, 2016

MEGADETH Unleash New Studio Album 'Dystopia' Available January 22, 2016

 Thrash metal genre pioneers MEGADETH will kick off the new year with the release of their 15th studio album Dystopia on Universal...

Sep 28, 2015, 10:12 ET

Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck Out On Blu-ray, DVD And Super Deluxe Formats November 13th, 2015 With Rare, Unreleased Cobain Material

Hailed as one of the most innovative and intimate documentaries of all time, experience Kurt Cobain like never before in the only fully authorized...

Sep 28, 2015, 10:00 ET
Amy Winehouse - The Collection box set, to be released on December 11th, is a lovingly assembled and beautifully packaged collection. Each LP will be pressed onto 180-gram vinyl and the box will also include a bespoke litho print and an exclusive set of photographs taken from the commissioned photo sessions for Frank and Back To Black.

Amy Winehouse - The Collection Limited edition vinyl box set

Island Records/Republic/UMe will release an 8 disc, limited edition vinyl box set comprising Amy Winehouse's three studio albums, live recordings...

Sep 15, 2015, 09:30 ET
Continuing Frank Sinatra's centennial year celebration ahead of the icon's December 12 birthday, three classic 1965 Sinatra albums will be reissued worldwide on 180-gram vinyl by FSE/UMe on November 20 to commemorate their 50th anniversaries. The essential albums -- 'Sinatra '65' and Album Of The Year GRAMMY Award� winners 'September Of My Years' and 2LP 'Sinatra: A Man And His Music' -- were originally released on Sinatra's own Reprise label. The commemorative vinyl reissues are presented with faithfully replicated original artwork, including A Man And His Music's 2LP gatefold sleeve.

Frank Sinatra Centennial Celebration Continues With Commemorative Vinyl LP Releases

Continuing Frank Sinatra's centennial year celebration ahead of the icon's December 12 birthday, three classic 1965 Sinatra albums will be reissued...