Sonic Past Music Uncovers Rick Springfield: The Early Sound City Sessions

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Label offers unheard music from Rick Springfield and other classic artists.

After a 24-year sabbatical, Dr. Noah Drake has returned to ABC daytime, and the music of Rick Springfield is about to fill our speakers once again. Sonic Past Music, a new label dedicated to bringing fans previously unreleased albums from their favorite classic artists, has just uncovered Rick Springfield: The Early Sound City Sessions. The CD will be available on November 20 and includes material that set the stage for Springfield's rise as a Pop star.

Recorded in 1977 and '78, the album includes songs that were later re-recorded with studio musicians for his Beautiful Feelings album. But, check this out - Rick Springfield: The Early Sound City Sessions features a bonus track, "Still Got the Magic," which has never been heard before.

Sonic Past Music was formed as an outlet for popular and recognizable artists to make available albums that had been previously un-released on any label. All Sonic Past albums are available only from the Sonic Past Music website (, CDBaby and

Sonic Past founder, Joey Stec explains, "In today's fractured music industry we don't have to be 19 and mainstream to put out our albums, it's okay to cater to a niche market. These titles are by artists that made their mark primarily on the West Coast in the '70s and '80s. They are my friends, colleagues and family. Collectively we've spent decades together in the studio amassing hundreds of albums'-worth of masters."

Rick Springfield was a triple-threat as actor, musician and teen idol. His role as Dr. Drake on ABC Daytime coincided with the chart-climbing hit "Jessie's Girl" from his album Working Class Dog in 1980. Even as his acting career was taking off in the early '80s, Springfield was first and foremost a musician at heart. The Australian-born artist continued to record after a serious ATV accident in the late '80s and released two albums in the late '90s.

All Sonic Past releases for the U.S. have been digitally re-mastered and include music and art not found elsewhere. Prior Japanese and European Sonic Past releases of some of these albums are available. Further information is available at


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