Rhino Releases Bette Midler’s “A Gift of Love” For Holiday Season

Bette Midler - "A Gift of Love"

Bette Midler’s new collection “A Gift of Love” will be available digitally and on CD December 4 via Rhino. Throughout her music career, which started with her 1972 debut album “The Divine Miss M,” Midler has sold over 30 million albums and has had a Top 10 album in five consecutive decades.

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‘The Replacements’ Gets Vinyl Box Treatment From Rhino


The Replacements were at the forefront of alternative rock, and since their signing to Twin/Tone Records in 1980 the group’s “left of the dial” sound still resonates with music fans. Rhino is spotlighting the outfit with a new vinyl boxed set of their first four albums (Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the TrashStinkHootenannyLet It Be).

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Ry Cooder Soundtracks Receive Rhino Treatment In September


Ry Cooder Soundtracks

Grammy winning musician Ry Cooder has carved out a successful career as one of music’s most talented guitarists and composers. Cooder’s collaboration with some of film’s most revered directors (including Wim Wenders for The Buena Vista Social Club) has also garnered acclaim, and Rhino is releasing a retrospective boxed set spotlighting his film music work.

Ry Cooder: Soundtracks contains seven CDs from Cooder’s cinematic output from the 1980s and early 1990s. The set, available September 30 at retail outlets and as a digital download, will contain the soundtracks for The Long Riders, Alamo Bay, Paris Texas, Blue City, Crossroads, Johnny Handsome (which features a haunting Mickey Rourke performance), and Trespass.

Artwork for the boxed set was executed by Tornado Design, the outfit that has worked on several of Cooder’s recent studio albums, as well as the 2008 Rhino release The UFO Has Landed. Muscians featured on the collection include guitarist David Lindley, drummer Jim Keltner, and eclectic composer Van Dyke Parks.

Cooder’s moody, atmospheric, and ultimately evocative work is evident in these films (most of which were directed by Walter Hill). Paris, Texas was a collaboration with director Wim Wenders and yielded the sublime, Harry Dean Stanton performance of “Cancion Mixteca” (Stanton performed the tune at the 2013 LA Film Festival).