Chicago II The Steven Wilson Remix Available January 27 From Rhino

Chicago II (Steven Wilson Remix)


The Iconic Group’s Timeless Classic Has Been Remastered
To Reveal Unprecedented Clarity And Definition

Available On CD From Rhino On January 27

LOS ANGELES – More than 40 years after its debut, Chicago II still sounds like nothing else. Released in 1970, Chicago’s second album brims with confidence and inspiration as it draws on everything from orchestral music to heavy rock. Although it never affected the record’s popularity – it peaked at #4 on the album chart and spawned a trio of Top Ten hits – many fans have longed for a more-nuanced mix. That wish is about to come true with a new stereo version created by British musician and producer Steven Wilson.

CHICAGO II: STEVEN WILSON REMIX will be available January 27 on CD for $14.98. The newly remixed album will also be released as a double-LP set later next year for $31.98.

Chicago II has been remixed before, but never like this. For the first time, a stereo remix from the 16-track multi-track tapes made it possible for Steven Wilson to bring out elements that were muffled or submerged in the mix. The result is a new stereo version of Chicago II that boasts clearness, punch and definition that it didn’t have before.

Wilson explains: “Working with high-resolution 96K/24 bit digitally transferred files, I had every element from the recording sessions isolated, which meant I was able to rebuild the mix from the drums upwards, recreating as closely as I could the equalization, stereo placement, reverbs, other effects, and volume changes of each individual instrument or vocal – but at the same time looking to gain definition and clarity in the overall sound.”

In 1969, Chicago recorded the band’s follow-up to their debut album, Chicago Transit Authority (voted 2014 into the Grammy Hall of Fame). When it arrived in January 1970, Chicago II became an instant sensation. Principal composers, James Pankow and Robert Lamm, emerged further as the band’s source of Top Ten hits for the group, including “Make Me Smile” and “Colour My World,” as well as “25 or 6 to 4,” which peaked at #4 and has become one of the band’s signature songs. Terry Kath, Robert Lamm, Lee Loughnane, James Pankow, Walter Parazaider, also Danny Seraphine and Peter Cetera … somehow found time (while touring the world behind  the success of “CTA”) to prepare another double LP album.

“So rich was their creative seam at the time that, like their debut, and the album that followed this one, it was a two record set,” says Wilson.  “In fact, with unprecedented boldness the run of double albums was only broken by their fourth which was a quadruple (live) set!  I consider all of these albums to be classics, but perhaps Chicago II is the pre-eminent masterpiece. It’s got everything: moments of tender beauty to power riffs and scorched-earth jazz-rock, catchy melodies and gorgeous vocal harmonies.  When I first heard it as a teenager I was captivated by the mixture of jazz, blues, pop, classical, progressive and heavy rock styles, including both improvisational elements and intricate arrangements, and by songs written and sung by several different members, all with their own unique personality. How could that possibly hang together?!  But it does, and brilliantly so.”

The album, which was certified platinum by the RIAA, soon after its release, also highlighted some of the band’s most ambitious work, such as the 13-minute song cycle “Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon,” composed by James Pankow, as well as “Memories Of Love,” a Terry Kath song, arranged for orchestra by Peter Matz. Chicago’s lasting musical impact was recognized in April of 2016, with their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Track Listing:

1. “Movin’ In”
2. “The Road”
3. “Poem For The People”
4. “In The Country”
5. “Wake Up Sunshine”
6. “Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon”
1. “Make Me Smile”
2. “So Much To Say, So Much To Give”
3. “Anxiety’s Moment”
4. “West Virginia Fantasies”
5. “Colour My World”
6. “To Be Free”
7. “Now More Than Ever”
7. “Fancy Colours”
8. “25 Or 6 To 4”
9. “Memories of Love”
1. “Prelude”
2. “A.M. Mourning”
3. “P.M. Mourning”
4. “Memories Of Love”
10.“It Better End Soon”
1. “1st Movement”
2. “2nd Movement”
3. “3rd Movement”
4. “4th Movement”
11.“Where Do We Go From Here”

Source: Rhino Media


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Loretta Lynn Celebrates 2017 with Grammy Nomination, Country Music Hall of Fame Exhibit and US Concert Dates including Two 85th Birthday Shows at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on April 14-15

NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — 2017 is already shaping up as a banner year in the life and career of American music icon Loretta Lynn, whose album, Full Circle, has received a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album.

Released to universal acclaim in March 2016, Full Circle was recorded at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee and was produced by Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash. Full Circle is available now on CD, LP and digitally, please visit:

Her first studio album for Legacy Recordings, Full Circle is also Loretta’s first album of new recordings since Van Lear Rose, her 2004 collaboration with Jack White which took home a pair of Grammys including Best Country Album and Best Country Collaboration with Vocals (for “Portland, Oregon“). Full Circle is Loretta Lynn’s 40th Top 10 Country album and the highest-charting album she’s ever had on the Billboard 200. To-date, Loretta Lynn has been awarded four Grammys including the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.

Loretta Lynn has long been established as the undisputed Queen of Country Music, with more than 50 years of recording and touring to her name.

“I’ve enjoyed making music for 56 years now,” said Loretta when hearing that Full Circle was nominated for the Grammy for Best Country Album. “It feels good to know that people are still listening and appreciate what I do. I’m so thankful and proud.”

A favorite with both critics and fans, Full Circle has been prominent on many 2016 Year End Best Of Lists.”….strong enough to stand as a career capper – but it’s lively enough to suggest she’s far from ready to quit,” wrote Rolling Stone in its 40 Best Country Albums of 2016 list while Entertainment Weekly called it “…one of her warmest, most memorable collections ever. That her gorgeous, distinctive vocal has lost none of its shine is just the cherry on top.” “Her clear, honey-sweet voice twangs earnestly, resolutely, and without a scrap of hesitation,” observed Noisey, “because even at age 84, the coal miner’s daughter is still a force of nature.”

As part of its 50th anniversary commemoration, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is mounting a major exhibition–opening on August 25, 2017–focused on the life, art and music of Loretta Lynn. “I am so happy the Country Music Hall of Fame has asked me to be one of their main exhibits in 2017…gonna show off my 50 some odd years in country music!,” exclaimed Loretta on hearing news of the exhibition. “They best have a big space…I have a lot of stuff!  I’m so proud to share my life, and music with the Hall of Fame.  Y’all come see us!”

With her 85th birthday coming up on April 14, the fabled Ryman Auditorium in Nashville has slated two celebratory shows for April 14 and April 15.

PBS will be re-airing the acclaimed “American Masters – Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl” on January 27, 2017 at 10pm. The documentary had its world premiere on March 4, 2016, on the same day as the release of Full Circle.

About Loretta Lynn
Loretta Lynn has long been established as the undisputed Queen of Country Music, with more than 50 years of recording and touring to her name. A self-taught guitarist and songwriter, Lynn was one of the most distinctive performers in Nashville in the 1960s and 1970s. She shook up Nashville by writing her own songs, many of which tackled boundary-pushing topics drawn from her own life experiences as a wife and mother. “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “Fist City” and “Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)” are just three of 16 country No. 1 singles.

Lynn is also one of the most awarded musicians of all time. She has been inducted into more music Halls of Fame than any female recording artist, including The Country Music Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and was the first woman to be named the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year in 1972. Lynn received Kennedy Center Honors in 2003 and a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013. In 2015, she was named recipient of Billboard’s inaugural Women in Music “Legend” Award. Lynn has won four Grammy Awards (including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010) and sold more than 45 million records worldwide.

Loretta Lynn 2017 Concerts

Feb 17

The Mahaffey Theater           

St Petersburg, FL

Feb 18

Alabama Theater             

North Myrtle Beach, SC

Mar 03     

Gruene Hall              

New Braunfels, TX           

Sold Out

Mar 04     

Gruene Hall          

New Braunfels, TX           

Sold Out

Mar 31

Louisville Palace            

Louisville, KY

April 01

Americana Spring Celebration at Blackberry Farm

Walland, TN

Apr 07

Gaillard Auditorium   

Charleston, SC

Apr 14

Ryman Auditorium    

Nashville, TN

Apr 15     

Ryman Auditorium      

Nashville, TN

Apr 21

Tilles Center Concert Hall      

Brookville, NY

Apr 22      

The Tarrytown Music Hall    

Tarrytown, NY

May 12

Penn’s Peak            

Jim Thorpe, PA

May 13

Beacon Theatre        

Richmond, VA

Sep 09

Shipshewana Event Center   

Shipshewana, IN




SOURCE Legacy Recordings


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TBird’s Radio Network Receives “Prestigious Peer Selection Recognition Award” from The Stardome Digital/StreamLicensing Team

We’re honored to receive the “Prestigious Peer Selection Recognition Award” bestowed upon us today from The Stardome Digital/StreamLicensing Team.

They have recognized and selected our station (from over a thousand stations in their directory) as a “Featured Station” in the Blues genre.

We Take Pride in the selection of Featured Stations, and you should as well as it is a great accomplishment and it stands as proof of your hard work and dedication to this craft and is recognized by your industry peers.” – The Stardome Digital/StreamLicensing Team.



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Rhino’s “Start Your Ear Off Right“ Returns In 2017 With Limited Edition Releases


Release Date


Exclusive Releases Available Throughout The Month Of January From
The Cars, Cheap Trick, Foreigner, Lil’ Kim, Madonna,  The Replacements,
The Stooges, Yes And More

The Legendary Rhino Wall Calendar Available As Gift With Purchase At Participating Stores
LOS ANGELES – Last January, Rhino launched its first ever “Start Your Ear Off Right” campaign, releasing titles from some of their most revered artists as a special campaign in the month of January. Having been met with rousing reception last year from fans and record stores alike, Rhino is returning again in 2017 with another formidable batch of releases.  Beginning on Tuesday, January 10, and continuing each Tuesday through the rest of the month, Rhino will release new vinyl  titles from some of the most celebrated acts in music including Cheap Trick,  Foreigner, Lil’ Kim, Madonna,  The Cars, The Replacements,  The Stooges and Yes, many of them limited editions. Full details are listed below. These will be available only at participating brick and mortar retail outlets. For a full list, please visit

Rhino is also bringing back it’s highly sought-after wall calendar, which until last year’s “Start Your Ear Off Right” launch, was a music industry-only perk for record label employees, radio DJs, journalists, record store owners, and other insiders. For a limited time, anyone who purchases one of the “Start Your Ear Off Right” releases at participating music retailers will receive a free copy of the Rhino calendar, while supplies last. Barnes & Noble customers will receive a unique, limited edition vinyl cleaning cloth with any “Start Your Ear Off Right” purchase.

•    Cheap Trick – Woke Up With A Monster
1-LP on 140-gram black vinyl, limited edition of 3,500 copies, $19.98

•    Dead Boys – Young, Loud, & Snotty
1-LP on green vinyl, limited edition of 4,500 copies, $21.98

•    Dee Dee King – Standing In The Spotlight
1-LP on 180-gram black vinyl, limited edition of 3,500 copies, $21.98

•    Fast Times At Ridgemont High – Music From The Motion Picture
2-LP set, limited edition of 5,500 copies, $29.98

•    Foreigner – Head Games
1-LP picture disc, limited edition of 5,000 copies, $21.98

•    Hootie And The Blowfish – Cracked Rear  View
1-LP on clear / yellow / black vinyl, limited edition of 5,500 copies, $21.98

•    Iron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
1-LP on Psychedelic vinyl, limited edition of 4,000 copies, $22.98

•    John Prine –  John Prine
1-LP 180-gram black vinyl, limited edition of 3,500 copies, $21.98

•    Junior Mafia – Conspiracy
2-LP Set, limited edition of 3,500 copies, $29.98

•    Lil’ Kim – Hard Core
2-LP Set, limited edition, of 3,500, $29.98

•    Lupe Fiasco – Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor
2-LP set on purple vinyl, limited edition of 2,500 copies, $29.98

•    Madonna – Immaculate Collection
2-LP set on blue / white marble vinyl and gold vinyl, limited edition of 6,500 copies, $34.98

•    The Cars – My Best Friend’s Girl
1-LP picture disc, limited edition of 4,000 copies, $14.98

•    The Dictators – Bloodbrothers
1-LP red vinyl, limited edition of 2,500 copies, $19.98

•    The Replacements – All Shook Down
1-LP, $19.98

•    The Replacements – Don’t Tell A Soul
1-LP, $19.98

•    The Replacements – Please To Meet Me
1-LP, $19.98

•    The Replacements – Tim
1-LP, $19.98

•    The Stooges – Fun House
1-LP on orange and black swirl vinyl, limited edition of 6,000 copies, $21.98

•    Yes – Going For The One
1-LP picture disc, limited edition of 4,500 copies, $21.98

Source: Rhino Media


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