REAL GONE MUSIC'S JANUARY 2012 REISSUES FEATURE
GLEN CAMPBELL LIVE, MAGGIE & TERRE ROCHE, BILL MEDLEY, JODY MILLER, THE TYMES, MAYNARD FERGUSON, AND MORE GRATEFUL DEAD DICKS PICKS
Glen Campbell’s 1975 Live in Japan was never released in the U.S.,
while Bill Medley twofer chronicles his late ’60s
post-Righteous Brothers solo career
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — A never-before-released Glen Campbell live album, Bill Medley’s post-Righteous Brothers solo albums for MGM, a 1975 album by Maggie & Terre Roche of the Roches, a retrospective of country singer Jody Miller’s Epic Records years and two new Dick’s Picksvolumes from the Grateful Dead headline the January 2012 lineup for Real Gone Music, the new indie label helmed by reissue veterans Gordon Anderson and Gabby Castellana. The January rollout will also feature, as part of the label’s ongoing partnership with ABKCO Music & Records, Inc., The Tymes’ So Much in Love and the complete Cameo recordings of jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson.
The multi-talented Glen Campbell, who has enjoyed a 50-year career as singer, guitarist and television personality, is the recent recipient of much warm sentiment as he released his final album and embarked on his final tour. Campbell’s 1975 Live in Japan was originally issued only across the Pacific. The album will receive its worldwide CD release on January 24, 2011. Glen is at the peak of his powers here, pulling favorites from his vaunted songbook while displaying his usual unerring taste in covers (Conway Twitty’s “It’s Only Make Believe,” Paul Anka’s “My Way”). The album was released in a gorgeous gatefold package that Real Gone has faithfully reproduced along with other graphic elements. It’s a timely tribute to one of the great American music entertainers.
Also on January 24, Real Gone will release reissues from Bill Medley and Maggie & Terre Roche and a Jody Miller compilation. Bill Medley recorded two late ’60s albums for MGM Records — Bill Medley 100% and Soft & Soulful — after his split from fellow Righteous Brother Bobby Hatfield. Fans of the Righteous Brothers’ blue-eyed soul will find plenty to like as the two albums feature the act’s signature marriage of pop and R&B with the studio chops you’d expect from an artist who learned from Phil Spector (and himself produced some of the Righteous Brothers’ biggest hits).