Neil Diamond - The Bang Years MARCH 8

Neil Diamond - The Bang Years 1966 - 1968,

23 Career-Defining Classics Restored to Original Mono

On Newly Curated Columbia/Legacy Collection

New Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Contributes Revelatory Liner Notes

To Neil Diamond The Bang Years 1966 – 1968

On the eve of the artist's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on March 14, Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings are proud to announce the release Neil Diamond The Bang Years 1966 -1968, 23 core cuts establishing the artist's electrifying transition from struggling Tin Pan Alley songwriter to full-on American rock star lovingly restored to full-impact original mono for this definitive edition.

Neil Diamond The Bang Years 1966- 1968 will be available everywhere on Tuesday, March 8.

Sondre Lerche Announces New Self-Titled Album

Sondre Lerche is thrilled to announce the release of his new self-titled album. Set for a June 7th release on Mona Records, this new collection shines with Sondre's numerous strengths that countless critics and fans have fallen in love with - his advanced melodic instinct, intimate yet refined arrangements and vivid lyricism. All of it seamlessly aligning - confirming Sondre as one of his generation's smartest singer/songwriters. The Norwegian-born, Brooklyn-based artist will hit the road for a four-week North American headlining tour beginning May 31st. To get fans excited, Sondre will perform some very special shows at this year's SXSW Music Conference. Pre-sale info below.

Praised by Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Stereogum, Filter and Entertainment Weekly among others for his experimentation with contrasting musical sounds, this eponymous album contains Sondre's most interesting arrangements and catchy songwriting to date, but also some of his most somber and introspective. But for his sixth album, Sondre's prolific curiosity didn't lead him to a new genre so much as introduce a new level of candidness in his work.

Vanessa Carlton "Rabbits on the Run" New Album Out On 6/21

Razor & Tie is excited to announce the signing of singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton. Her fourth studio album and first for Razor & Tie is set for release on June 21st, 2011. The album, titled Rabbits on the Run, was produced by Steve Osborne (U2, B-52's, KT Tunstall) and was recorded in the UK at Peter Gabriel's world-renowned Real World Studios.

"It's inspiring to be working with such a vibrant talent like Vanessa Carlton," said Beka Tischker, Razor & Tie's Vice President of A&R and Music Publishing. "Vanessa's latest album harkens back to the art of making records that take you on a journey, it's refreshing and something you don't hear a lot of today. The music showcases her depth as a composer, sensitivity as a lyricist, and her skills as a pianist. At Razor & Tie we pride ourselves with being a home that nurtures artists to grow and explore so that they can reach their full potential."