TAPSheet: Release Notes – 09/30/2014 (US Report)

On December 9, Inside Recordings will release a 2LP version of the new Jackson Browne album, Standing In the Breach. The set will be pressed on 180g-weight vinyl. The CD version is slated for October 7.

Jackson Browne Standing In the Breach

 

The Lonesome Crowded West reissue by Modest Mouse arrives on November 11 on CD, DD, and vinyl LP (slated a week earlier on November 4).

Epitaph Records will release a remastered 20th Anniversary Edition LP set for NOFX of their 1994 album, Punk In Drublic, on November 24.  Epitaph will also release a 20th Anniversary Edition LP of Let’s Go, the 1994 album by Rancid. Both LPs are remastered, and pressed on 180g-weight vinyl. Both LPs will contain the CD of the newly remastered album.

Annie Lennox‘s new one, Nostalgia, is slated for release on October 21.

Warner Brothers have new Bette Midler music coming (15 tracks) on November 4 with It’s the Girls.

Bette Midler Its The Girls

Arista and Legacy Recordings will team to release a collected set featuring Carly Simon on their Playlist series. Playlist: The Very Best Of Carly Simon is slated for October 27.  Any Carly Simon fan could have produced a better set, if you ask me (look at that awful track-list).

1. Coming Around Again
2. Give Me All Night
3. All I Want Is You
4. Nobody Does It Better (Live)
5. You Belong To Me (Live)
6. My New Boyfriend
7. Let the River Run
8. The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
9. Better Not Tell Her
10. You’re So Vain (Live)
11. Touched by the Sun (Live)
12. Anticipation (Live)
13. Never Been Gone (Live)
14. Our Affair

Fantasy Records will release a CD/DVD Deluxe Edition of Thompson, an album by Family, scheduled for November 18.

Welk Music Group will release new Marianne Faithfull music with Give My Love To London. That new album will release on CD, scheduled for November 11, and on vinyl LP, scheduled later for December 9.

Faithfull Give My Love To London

Varese Sarabande will release Infinity, by Shawn Phillips, on November 11. If you followed his career from way back in the ’70s, you may just be in for a treat.

November 17 is the date of the new Bryan Ferry album, Avonmore.

Eagle Rock Entertainment have Aquostic (Stripped Bare) from Status Quo, planned for November 11. The label also intends another From The Vault series featuring live Rolling Stones, in From the Vault – LA Forum (Live In 1975), scheduled for CD, and LP, both on November 18. This Stones title will also release on DVD, same date.

ATO Records will deliver English Oceans from Drive-By Truckers, on November 18.

English Oceans Drive By Truckers

Decca Records plan three BD-Audio (Blu-ray Audio) titles from Luciano Pavarotti on December 9. The high resolution sets include Donizetti: L’Elisir d’amore (1969), Puccini: Madama Butterfly (1974), and Puccini: Turandot (1972).

Atlantic Records will release CD for Greatest Hits So Far…featuring the Zac Brown Band. This set is planned for November 11.

Righteous Babe Records will release new Ani DiFranco on November 4 (CD, DD), and on November 11 (LP). The new album is called Allergic To Water.

The new anthology for Queen, Forever, is slated for November 11, in a 20-track CD set, and a 36-track 2CD Deluxe Edition.

Queen Forever

Secretly Canadian Records will release 2CD, DD, and 2LP for the Deluxe Edition reissue of Didn’t It Rain (1997), by Songs: Ohia (Jason Molina) on December 2. The Deluxe Edition will feature eight previously unheard demo tracks, as well as new Jason Molina artwork for the new package.

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Warner Brothers Records will release new Damien Rice with My Favourite Faded Fantasy, scheduled for CD, and vinyl LP, on November 11.

Rhino Records will release a 6DVD collection of video featuring R.E.M. featuring all things video from the R.E.M. camp. The set, called REMTV, is slated for release on November 24.

Alucard Records will release Live At The Bicentennial featuring Gentle Giant, on November 18.

Gentle Giant Live

Fantasy Records will release The Complete Studio Albums from Creedence Clearwater Revival, all collected in an LP Box set, on November 11.

Finally, Raven Records will produced a 2CD collection of Foghat classics called Drivin’ Wheels (Best Of 1972-1982). This will drop on November 18. The only bad thing about this collection is that it unfairly overlooks Tight Shoes(1980), and Girls To Chat & Boys To Bounce (1981) with nary a modest representation. Nevertheless, a grand ‘best of’ and an excellent choice to be in your collection, especially if the tracks have been remastered, and remastered well.

Foghat Drivin Wheels

CD1:

01. I Just Want To Make Love To You (Foghat – 1972)
02. Trouble, Trouble (Foghat – 1972)
03. Maybelline (Foghat – 1972)
04. Ride, Ride, Ride (Rock and Roll – 1973)
05. What A Shame (Rock and Roll – 1973)
06. Long Way To Go (Rock and Roll – 1973)
07. Couldn’t Make Her Stay (Rock and Roll – 1973)
08. Honey Hush (Energized – 1974)
09. Home In My Hand (Energized – 1974)
10. Wild Cherry (Energized) – 1974)
11. Eight Days On The Road (Rock And Roll Outlaws – 1974)
12. Trouble In My Way (Rock And Roll Outlaws – 1974)
13. Rock And Roll Outlaws (Rock And Roll Outlaws – 1974)
14. Chateau Lafitte ’59 Boogie (Rock And Roll Outlaws – 1974)
15. Drive Me Home (Fool For The City – 1975)
16. My Babe (Fool For The City – 1975)
17. Slow Ride (Fool For The City – 1975)

CD2:

1. Fool For The City (Fool For The City – 1975)
2. Take It Or Leave It (Fool For The City – 1975)
3. Drivin’ Wheel (Night Shift – 1976)
4. Night Shift (Night Shift – 1976)
5. Take Me To The River (Night Shift – 1976)
6. Fool For The City (Live) (Foghat Live – 1977)
7. I Just Want To Make Love To You  (Live) (Foghat Live – 1977)
8. Road Fever (Live) (Foghat Live – 1977)
9. Honey Hush (Live) (Foghat Live – 1977)
10. Stone Blue (Stone Blue – 1978)
11. Easy Money (Stone Blue – 1978)
12. It Hurts Me Too (Stone Blue – 1978)
13. Chevrolet (Stone Blue – 1978)
14. Third Time Lucky (First Time I Was A Fool) (Boogie Motel – 1979)
15. And I Just Do What I Want (In The Mood For Something Rude – 1982)

 

[UPDATE] Tears for Fears’ Songs From The Big Chair Gets Massive Reissue For November

Tears-For-Fears-Songs-from-The-Big-Chair-Blu-Ray-AudioWhen Tears For Fears released Songs From the Big Chair, the two main components of the band, Roland Orzabal, and Curt Smith, had no idea that this album would be the hit it was. They followed their debut album, The Hurting, released in 1983, with Songs From the Big Chair (1985), hitting the charts with the immensity of a meteor striking the earth, as it gave fans four massively charting singles with “Shout”, “Mother’s Talk”, “Everybody Wants to Rule The World”, and “Head Over Heels”. The band was able to follow up that album with the 1989 issue of The Seeds Of Love, although not with the same fever.

If you think Tears For Fears, most fans will immediately think of “Shout”, or any of the other songs from the albums, especially the singles. In 2006, Songs From the Big Chair was reissued as a Deluxe Edition with an extra CD of remixes and edits.

On November 4, Songs From The Big Chair will be revisited in a BIG way. The set will be reissued in a variety of forms that will include vinyl LP, Blu-ray Audio (stand-alone), a single CD, a 2CD Deluxe Edition, and a MASSIVE 4CD/2DVD Super Deluxe Edition. If there was a release associated with Songs From the Big Chair, it’s on this package, That includes every remix, single, B-side, etc, even a full CD of previously unreleased material from the album and its sessions, etc. . Also included will be a 32-page booklet with the works, and a 30-page replica tour program.

The DVD in the Super Deluxe Edition contains both Stereo and 5.1 Surround upgrades, while the second DVD will offer videos, Top Of The Pops clips, Scenes From the Big Chair documentary, interview, and more (see list below).

The new audio upgrades, both Stereo, and the 5.1 Surround set was remixed and remastered by Steven Wilson!

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Track-List – Songs From The Big Chair

CD1:

1. Shout
2. The Working Hour
3. Everybody Wants To Rule The World
4. Mothers Talk
5. I Believe
6. Broken
7. Head Over Heels
8. Listen 9. The Big Chair – B-Side Shout
10. Empire Building – B-Side Mothers Talk
11. The Marauders – B-Side The Way You Are
12. Broken Revisited – Ltd Cassette Version
13. The Conflict – B-Side Change
14. The Working Hour (Piano Version) – Ltd Cassette Version
15. Pharoahs – B-Side Everybody
16. When In Love With A Blind Man – B-Side Head Over Heels
17. Sea Song – B-Side I Believe

CD2:  Edited Songs: 7″ Versions

1. The Way You Are – 7″ Version
2. Mothers Talk – 7″ Version
3. Shout – 7″ Version
4. Everybody Wants To Rule The World – 7″ Version
5. Head Over Heels – 7″ Version
6. I Believe (A Soulful Re- Recording) – 7″ Version
7. Everybody Wants To Run The World – 7″ Version
8. International – 7″ Versions
9. The Way You Are – Short Version
10. Mothers Talk (US Remix) – 7″ Version
11. Shout – US Single Version
12. Shout – Short Version
13. Everybody Wants To Run The World (Running Version) – Instrumental
14. Head Over Heels – Chris Hughes 7″ radio edit
15. Mothers Talk – Video version
16. Listen- Clean intro
17. Interview With Curt and Roland – B-Side Everybody Wants To Rule Rule World

CD3:  Remixed Songs: 12″ Versions, Dubs and more

1. The Way You Are – Extended Version
2. Mothers Talk – Extended Mix
3. Shout – Extended Version
4. Everybody Wants To Rule The World – Extended Mix
5. Broken / Head Over Heels / Broken – Preacher Mix
6. Mothers Talk – Beat Of The Drum Mix
7. Shout – US Remix
8. Everybody Wants To Rule The World – Urban Mix
9. Mothers Talk – US Remix ALTERNATE (from 2CD deluxe)
10. Shout – US Dub Version
11. Everybody Wants To Rule The World – Instrumental
12. Shout – Acapella

CD4:  Unreleased Songs: Promos, Demos & Live tracks – At The BBC

1. Head Over Heels
2. The Working Hour
3. Broken R.Skinner
4. Live At Massey Hall
5. Mothers Talk
6. Broken/Head Over Heels
7. Memories Fade
8. The Working Hour
9. Everybody Wants To Rule The World Live At Massey Hall
10. Shout
Unreleased – Demos etc
11. Mothers Talk (RG Jones) – early mix / instrumental
12. The Way You Are (demo)
13. Broken (demo)
14. Shout (alternative mix)
15. Everybody Wants To Rule The World (alt 7″ with brass)

DVD1:  5.1 Mix / Stereo

5.1 Mix
1. Shout
2. The Working Hour
3. Everybody Wants To Rule The World
4. Mothers Talk
5. I Believe
6. Broken
7. Head Over Heels
8. Listen
Stereo Mix
1. Shout
2. The Working Hour
3. Everybody Wants To Rule The World
4. Mothers Talk
5. I Believe
6. Broken
7. Head Over Heels
8. Listen

DVD2:

Scenes For The Big Chair documentary
1. Chris Hughes interview from “Scenes” DVD
2. Tears For Fears at the BBC
3. The Way You Are – TOTPs 22/12/83
4. Mothers Talk – TOTPs 16/8/84
5. Mothers Talk – TOTPs 30/8/84
6. Shout TOTPs – 03/1/85
7. Everybody Wants To Rule The World – Wogan 13/3/85
8. Everybody Wants To Rule The World – TOTP Mar 85
9. Everybody Wants To Rule The World – TOTP April 85
10. The Working Hour – Wogan 11/12/85
11. Videos
12. The Way You Are
13. Mothers Talk
14. Shout
15. Everybody Wants To Rule The World
16. Head Over Heels
17. I Believe
18. Mothers Talk (US version)
19. Mothers Talk (alternative UK video)

 

The Moody Blues Box, The Polydor Years 1986-1992, To Be Issued In November

One could say that The Moody Blues enjoyed two phases of their career. Certainly, there is no doubt as to the popularity of their Threshold and Decca/Deram years, where album classics like Days Of Future Passed, To Our Children’s Children’s Children, In Search Of The Lost Chord, Seventh Sojourn, and others that generated hits like “Night In White Satin”, “Go Now”, “The Story In Your Eyes”, and “I’m Just a Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band)”, again, naming just a few. This led to their well-received solo efforts, and a hiatus that eventually ended, leading into the second phase of their career.

In 1977, the band returned to give a good idea another shot. This led to their eventual signing to Polydor Records. That signing produced their successful The Other Side Of Life, whit generated the hits, “Your Wildest Dreams, and the title track. With a decidedly ’80s sound, the band embarked on a run of albums and tours that keep them busy to this day.

On November 24, Polydor Records will release an assembled collection of Moody blues goodness including their three Polydor studio issues (The Other Side Of Life – 1986, Sur la Mer – 1988, Keys Of The Kingdom – 1991), and the best-selling live set, A Night At Red Rocks (1993). But there are more being planned for this Polydor years set that will include 6CDs, and 2DVDs. In addition to the remastered studio, and live sets, a generous helping of eleven previously unreleased bonus tracks (see track-list below), will expand the Box with a total of 17 songs.

The two DVDs will feature the remastered video of Night At Red Rocks, as well as a rare documentary, The Other Side Of Red Rocks. To make the set perfect, the box will contain a blue 7” vinyl single, which will contain “Al Fin Voy A Encontrate” (Spanish version of “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere”.)

The 6CD/2DVD Box, to be released as The Moody Blues: The Polydor Years 1986-1992, will throw in a 64-page hardbound book with photos, credits, notes, memorabilia, and more.

Moody Blues Polydor Years Box

TrackList

CD1: The Other Side of Life

1. Your Wildest Dreams
2. Talkin’ Talkin’
3. Rock n’ Roll Over You
4. I Just Don’t Care
5. Running Out of Love
6. The Other Side of Life
7. The Spirit
8. Slings and Arrows
9. It may Be a Fire

Bonus tracks:
10. Your Wildest Dreams (single version) – Released in April 1986 – Previously unreleased on CD
11. The Other Side of Life (single edit)
12. Nights in White Satin (live – recorded at Wembley Arena in 1984) – A & B sides of single – Released in August 1986 – Previously unreleased on CD
13. I’m Just a Singer in a Rock and Roll Band (live: recorded Wembley Arena 1984) – Previously unreleased
14. Rock n’ Roll Over You (live) – Taken from the “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere” CD EP – Released in May 1988
15. The Other Side of Life (live) – B-side of 12” single – Released in October 1988 – Previously unreleased on CD

CD2: The Other Side of Life tour

The Blossom Music Centre, Cleveland 8th July 1986- Previously unreleased

1. Gemini Dream
2. The Voice
3. Tuesday Afternoon
4. Your Wildest Dreams
5. Isn’t Life Strange
6. The Story in Your Eyes
7. It May Be a Fire
8. Veteran Cosmic Rocker
9. I’m Just a Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band)
10. Nights in White Satin
11. Legend of a Mind
12. Question

CD3: Sur La Mer

Originally released in May 1988

1. I Know You’re Out There Somewhere
2. Want to Be With You
3. River of Endless Love
4. No More Lies
5. Here Comes the Weekend
6. Vintage Wine
7. Breaking Point
8. Miracle
9. Love is on the Run
10. Deep

Bonus tracks:
11. I Know You’re Out There Somewhere (single edit) – Taken from the “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere” CD EP, Released in May 1988
12. No More Lies (radio edit) – A-sides of single – Released in October 1988, Previously unreleased on CD
13. Question (1989 version)
14. Isn’t Life Strange (1989 version) – Taken from the album The Moody Blues Greatest Hits, Released in 1989
15. Al Fin Voy A Encontrate – (“I Know You’re Out There Somewhere” Spanish version), A-side of single – Released in the USA in November 1988, Previously unreleased on CD

CD4: Keys of the Kingdom

Originally released in June 1991

1. Say it With Love
2. Bless the Wings (That Bring You Back)
3. Is This Heaven?
4. Say What You Mean (Part One and Two)
5. Lean on Me (Tonight)
6. Hope and Pray
7. Shadows on the Wall
8. Once is Enough
9. Celtic Sonet
10. Magic
11. Never Blame the Rainbows for the Rain

Bonus tracks:
12. Bless the Wings (That Bring You Back) – US Radio Remix – Previously unreleased
13. Highway – B-side of single – Released in 1991
14. Forever Autumn
15. Say it With Love
16. Bless the Wings (That Bring You Back)
17. Never Blame the Rainbows for the Rain – BBC Radio One acoustic session – 1991, Previously unreleased

CD5:  A Night at Red Rocks – with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra – CD One

1. Overture
2. Late Lament
3. Tuesday Afternoon
4. For My Lady
5. Bless the Wings (That Bring You Back)
6. Emily’s Song
7. New Horizons
8. Lean on Me (Tonight)
9. Voices in the Sky
10. Lovely to See You
11. Gemini Dream
12. I Know You’re Out There Somewhere
13. The Voice

CD6:  A Night at Red Rocks – with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra – CD Two

1. Say it With Love
2. The Story in Your Eyes
3. Your Wildest Dreams
4. Isn’t Life Strange
5. The Other Side of Life
6. I’m Just a Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band)
7. Nights in White Satin
8. Legend of a Mind
9. Question
10. Ride My See Saw

DVD1:  A Night at Red Rocks – with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra

1. Overture (Excerpts)
2. Late Lament
3. Tuesday Afternoon
4. For My Lady
5. New Horizons
6. Lean on Me (Tonight)
7. Lovely to See You
8. Gemini Dream
9. I Know You’re Out There Somewhere
10. The Voice
11. The Story in Your Eyes
12. Say it With Love
13. Your Wildest Dreams
14. Isn’t Life Strange
15. The Other Side of Life
16. I’m Just a Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band)
17. Nights in White Satin
18. Question
19. Ride My See Saw

DVD2:  The Other Side of Red Rocks – Documentary about the Red Rocks Concert

Blue 7″ vinyl single – “Al Fin Voy A Encontrate” (“I Know You’re Out There Somewhere” Rare Spanish version)

 

3CD/DVD Deluxe Edition Of Setting Sons by The Jam Set For November (UK Report)

JamSetting SonsThe Jam arrived (to our turntables) in the late ’70s. Their ability to craft excellent Pop/Rock tunes in a punk-like setting steadily gained them a loyal fan-base, first in the UK, then filtering to the US (although, I daresay that the UK appreciated them more). Eventually, the band would begin to incorporate a strong blend of soul, funk, and rock to create hits that were loved. But, as great things happen, the band would begin to splinter, breaking up in the very early ’80s before we had a chance to absorb them completely.

The Jam’s last album was The Gift. That album was released in 1982, the year they dissolved. It contained one of the band’s biggest hits, “Town Called Malice”. However, one of the band’s best selling albums was one released in 1979. That was called Setting Sons, the album that generated “The Eton Rifles”. And if you were a Jam fan, and Setting Sons was one of your favorites, then the following news is for you.

On November 17 (UK region, for now), Universal/Polydor will release a Super Deluxe Edition of Setting Sons with so many goodies, it might even overwhelm. The set will be a 3CD/DVD Box with an insane amount of album-related goodness (see track-list below). This newly remastered reissue will also offer a hard-bound book containing 72 pages. In those pages you will find a wealth of photos, credits, memorabilia, magazine pieces, notes, and period reviews of the album.

The new reissue will add in a set of four prints, a replica 1979 tour brochure, and a replica 1979 fan club magazine. The complete set will be housed in a sturdy and attractive casing, ready for slotting on the shelf.

Each CD (and the DVD) are placed in wallet sleeves. The first CD is the original album, remastered, along with eight non-LP singles and B-sides to complete it. The second CD will deliver demos and extras that include 18 demos and alternate tracks, 14 of them previously unreleased, all remastered. Extras include the 4-track 1979 John Peel Session. The third CD features Live In Brighton 1979, with 20 tracks, all remastered, from their December 1979 show. The lone DVD will offer greater value with five promo video clips, six Top of the Pops video performances, and two clips from the Something Else BBC show.

This remastered set will also be released as a 2CD set.

I’ll update for the US release date!

CD1:

01 Girl On The Phone
02 Thick As Thieves
03 Private Hell
04 Little Boy Soldiers
05 Wasteland
06 Burning Sky
07 Smithers-Jones (Album Version)
08 Saturday’s Kids
09 The Eton Rifles (Album Version)
10 Heatwave
11 Strange Town
12 The Butterfly Collector
13 When You’re Young
14 Smithers-Jones (Single Version)
15 The Eton Rifles (Single Edit)
16 See-Saw
17 Going Underground
18 The Dreams Of Children

CD2:

01 Strange Town (Alternative Take)
02 When You’re Young (Alternative Take)
03 The Eton Rifles (Demo Version)
04 See-Saw (Demo Version)
05 Girl On The Phone (Demo Version)
06 Thick As Thieves (Demo Version)
07 Private Hell (Demo Version)
08 Little Boy Soldiers (Demo Version)
09 Wasteland (Demo Version)
10 Burning Sky (Demo Version)
11 Simon (Demo Version)
12 Strange Town (Demo Version)
13 The Butterfly Collector (Demo Version)
14 Burning Sky (Demo Version)
15 When You’re Young (Demo Version)
16 Best Of Both Worlds (Remixed Demo Version)
17 Along The Grove (Demo Version)
18 The Eton Rifles (Demo Version)
19 Thick As Thieves (Peel Session, London / 1979)
20 Eton Rifles (Peel Session, London / 1979)
21 Saturday’s Kids (Peel Session, London / 1979)
22 When You’re Young (Peel Session, London / 1979)

CD3: 

01 Introduction / Girl On The Phone (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979)
02 To Be Someone (Didn’t We Have A Nice Time) (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979)
03 It’s Too Bad (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979)
04 Burning Sky (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979)
05 Away From The Numbers (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979)
06 Smithers-Jones (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979)
07 Little Boy Soldiers (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979)
08 Strange Town (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979)
09 Mr. Clean (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979)
10 The Butterfly Collector / Private Hell (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979)
11 Thick As Thieves (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979)
12 When You’re Young (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979)
13 Eton Rifles (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979)
14 Down In The Tube Station At Midnight (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979)
15 Saturday’s Kids (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979)
16 All Mod Cons (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979)
17 David Watts (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979)
18 The Modern World (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979)
19 Heat Wave (Live At The Brighton Centre, UK / 1979)
20 ‘A’ Bomb In Wardour Street (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979)

DVD:

01 Strange Town
02 Butterfly Collector
03 When You’re Young
04 Going Underground
05 The Dreams Of Children
06 Strange Town (BBC Top Of The Pops, London / March 1979)
07 Strange Town (BBC Top Of The Pops, London / April 1979)
08 When You’re Young (BBC Top Of The Pops, London / 1979)
09 The Eton Rifles (BBC Top Of The Pops, London / 1st November 1979)
10 The Eton Rifles (BBC Top Of The Pops, London / 15th November 1979)
11 Going Underground (BBC Top Of The Pops, London / March 1980)
12 The Eton Rifles (BBC Something Else / 1979) 3:44
13 When You’re Young (BBC Something Else / 1979)

Setting Sons Jam Box

 

 

[UPDATE] Last Four Siouxsie And The Banshee Albums To Be Reissued In October

Siouxie through The Looking glassFans of late ’70s, ’80s music are a different breed than the ones that took hold in the early years of the ’60s. And while the bridge is still a short one to cross for most fans (meaning that if you were a young’n during the ’60s, with your feet firmly in ’70s music, it’s likely you enjoyed the ’80s), there are still divides. Nevertheless, fans of late ’70s, and complete ’80s, love the completely different style of music that time span generated.

Back in 2005, Universal reissued The Scream(1978), the stunning debut of Siouxsie And The Banshees. In 2006, Join Hands (1979),Kaleidoscope (1980), and Juju (1981) were reissued. The last titles to be reissued for some time were A Kiss In the Dreamhouse(1982), Hyæna (1984), and Tinderbox (1986), re-released in 2009. The remaining four titles had since been left behind.

The US gets a release date for the four remaining updates: On October 27 (US), the last four Siouxsie and the Banshees albums will be reissued with newly remastered audio, rare bonus and unreleased tracks, plus extensive liner notes with photographs, etc. the titles include Through the Looking Glass (1987), Peepshow (1988), Superstition (1991), and The Rapture (1995).

There are currently no bits of info to announce (other than what can be found on the band’s Facebook page post), and so when it becomes available, we’ll update this article!

Track-listings for:

Through the Looking Glass (1987)

1. This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Of Us
2. Hall Of Mirrors
3. Trust In Me
4. This Wheel’s On Fire
5. Strange Fruit
6. You’re Lost Little Girl
7. The Passenger
8. Gun
9. Sea Breezes
10. Little Johnny Jewel
11. She Cracked (outtake)
12. Song From The Edge Of The World (non-LP single)
13. This Wheel’s On Fire (Incendiary mix)
14. The Passenger ( Locomotion mix)

Peepshow (1988)

1. Peek-A-Boo
2. The Killing Jar
3. Scarecrow
4. Carousel
5. Burn-Up
6. Ornaments Of Gold
7. Turn To Stone
8. Rawhead And Bloody Bones
9. The Last Beat Of My Heart
10. Rhapsody
11. El Dia De Los Muertos (Espiritu mix)
12. The Killing Jar (Lepidopteristic mix)
13. The Last Beat Of My Heart (Live – Lollapalooza (Seattle, 1991))

Superstition (1991)

1. Kiss Them For Me
2. Fear (Of The Unknown)
3. Cry
4. Drifter
5. Little Sister
6. Shadowtime
7. Silly Thing
8. Got To Get Up
9. Silver Waterfalls
10. Softly
11. The Ghost In You
12. Face To Face (Batman Returns track)
13. Kiss Them For Me (Snapper mix)
14. Kiss Them For Me (Kathak #1 mix)

The Rapture (1995)

1. O Baby
2. Tearing Apart
3. Stargazer
4. Fall From Grace
5. Not Forgotten
6. Sick Child
7. The Lonely One
8. Falling Down
9. Forever
10. The Rapture
11. The Double Life
12. Love Out Me
13. O Baby (Manhattan mix)
14. FGM (previously unreleased track)
15. New Skin (full-length version)

 

Warchild By Jethro Tull Gets Wilson-Remixed 40th Edition 2CD/2DVD Box In November

JethroTull Warchild 40thJethro Tull is one of the great bands that seem to get a lot of extra love these days. Several of their great albums, including Thick As A Brick, and Aqualung, have already received a much-loved gloss and sheen by Steven Wilson. Of course, the band has a nice, large discography. But we also know that Steven Wilson has a short attention spans in regards to favorites in any band’s catalog. That’s true of ELP, where he chose to do only Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and Tarkus, leaving the others up for others to deal with.

Fortunately, Steven Wilson is still enamored of Jethro Tull titles. There’s War Child, Tull’s 1974 release. That album contained their big hit, “Bungle In the Jungle”. Interestingly, while more fans relished the singles played over AM Top40s stations, there was never a widespread interest in Jethro Tull albums, Aqualung notwithstanding. Despite “Bungle In the Jungle”, War Child sold around half a million copies. Still, Gold sales aren’t to be sneered at (unless you’re a consistent Platinum-selling artist).

This year, in October, no less, is the 40th Anniversary of War Child. That gets celebrated with a makeover with Steven Wilson providing a new remix of the classic album in both stereo and 5.1 Surround. But, as is usually the case with these grand Anniversary reissues, there is more to the package than just a remix.

The 40th Anniversary Edition of Warchild will contain three previously unreleased bonus tracks, also mixed in Stereo and 5.1 Surround. Originally, the album was to followed by a film, and its accompanying soundtrack. Unfortunately, that project was shelved. With this new Edition, the film, and its soundtrack, will be made available in the new 2CD/2DVD Box. Of the film’s 10-track soundtrack, four of them will be remixed in Stereo and 5.1 Surround by Steven Wilson (the rest will be original quality).

The set will also present flat transfers of the original LP mix at 96k/24-bit, as well as the original Quadrophonic mix (with two bonus tracks) of the album. To help make this Box set REALLy special, there will be included an 80-page book with an article explaining the creation and production of Warchild, a film script synopsis, track-by-track analysis by Ian Anderson, and plenty of photographs, many of them rare and previously unseen.

In addition to the 2CD/2DVD Box, there will also be a single CD reissue of the album featuring the new Wilson Stereo remix.

The new 40th Anniversary Box version of Warchild will be released on November 24 via Rhino Records and Parlophone. A limited Edition vinyl LP will follow on January 13, 2015.

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Jethro Tull War Child 40th

Review: Awakening – Jackie Evancho

Jackie Evancho AwakeningWhen Jackie Evancho showed the world her stuff on America’s Got Talent at the young age of ten, she easily wowed the judges, and the rest of us. Although she eventually lost the prize to WHO?, she has since made quite an impressive mark in the crossover world of Classical and Pop. With a series of albums already released, including a million-selling holiday set (Heavenly Christmas), Jackie Evancho is quickly – and early – setting herself on firm foundation for a rich and long career. Her latest album, Awakening, goes an immeasurably long way in helping establish that footing.

Awakening has twelve songs on it including the cover of the early U2 classic, “With Or Without You”, and her timeless version of “The Rains of Castamere”, the song from Game Of Thrones. But those two do not define the album. They serve to enhance what is already great. They join a remarkable selection of songs that explore the range of depth she is gathering unto herself.

On Awakening, she selects some classical standards like the traditional and important “Ave Maria” by Vladimir Vavilov; and the beauty of Rachmaninoff’s “Vocalise”. With those two, she gives an ethereal beauty that is uniquely her own. In so doing, she makes the songs themselves unique performances. Her recording of “Ave Maria” is exquisite and absorbing. Jackie Evancho also gives “Think Of Me”, a piece from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom Of The Opera, her hypnotic voice treatment leaving many of us in awe of what can come further in her life.

One of the more surprising offerings on Awakenings is her rendition of “Memories”, by the Dutch symphonic metal band, Within Temptation. Within Temptation is fronted by Sharon den Adel, who has a great voice of her own. (As a record, “Memories” is from the 2004 The Silent Force album by Within Temptation.) On Awakening, Jackie Evancho stays true to the elements of the song, yet providing it the gorgeous vocal that seemingly makes it more elegiac than the original.

In addition to the many popular and previously recorded songs on Awakening, Jackie Evancho gives her stunning soul-reaching, able to reach in deep and squeeze, vocals to several original songs. “Take Me There”, written by Johan Oberholzer, (a songwriter employed by Universal Music), shows the polished range that is possible as a path for Miss Evancho, although I love her current explorations heard on Awakening. There is also her application of perfection to “Open Fields Of Grace”, a song of faith co-written by Lisa Venkatrathnam, and Paul Sumares. she converts her voice to deliver the mysteriously beautiful intent of the lyrics.

A final word about her version of “With Or Without You” found on this album is necessary. The song is well known to many across the world, and therefore, will draw up the requisite comparisons, her rendition to the original. But what needs to be said here is that not only does Jackie Evancho nail the spirit of the lyrics, indeed the song itself, she turns it into a powerful and evocative version that will not fall back after having heard it. Her version can easily stand on its own, without the comparisons. Yes, her “With Or Without You” is a powerful song, and should be heard by lovers of the original.

Jackie Evancho is a modern miracle of voice. Her new album, Awakening, provides twelve stunning examples and 49 brilliant minutes (and 39 seconds) of her greatness.

Release Date: September 22 (UK), September 23 (US), 2014
Label: Sony Music Masterworks / Portrait
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Availability: CD, DD, LP

–Matt Rowe

The Pop Group Will Reissue We Are Time (1980), And New Collection, Cabinet Of Curiosities, In October

The Pop Group We Are TimeIf you enjoyed your growth years musically during the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, well, finding the great bands that were tucked way down under the shadows of bands that received all of the attention, was quite a challenge, if not impossible. As you climbed into the late ’70s, early ’80s, with many bands being signed to see who would stick, (not to mention the advent of independent labels that were springing up more and more), the proliferation of bands, many of them excellent but unheard, exceeded our attention spans.

One of those bands was a late ’70s, post-punk UK Rock band by the name of The Pop Group. This band was formed in 1977 with five musicians. The Pop Group performed music that took footholds in many styles that included Punk Rock, Jazz, Funk, and the pervading avante-garde style propagated by bands like Talking Heads, Urban Verbs (another story), The Feelies (yet another story), and on and on. The Pop Group were signed to Radar Records, and Rough Trade. With politically charged songs, and their excellent musical style, they should have ascended the charts easily enough.  They didn’t. Although they are known by fans, and followers of the politically motivated bands of the time (Clash, Gang of Four, etc), they went relatively unknown by the masses.

Their first album, Y, was released on Radar Records in 1979. It was appreciated by critics but it not chart. For me, that album was valued mostly for the rapturous free-jazz fusion track, “Thief Of Fire”, still one of my favored The Pop Group song. Interestingly, Gareth Sager (guitar) said that they were “trying in an inexplicably naive manner to combine Patti Smith’s Rimbaud ramblings, James Brown, the Stooges, Roxy Music, T. Rex and classical aleatoric music. You can hear the results of this on tracks ‘Genius Or Lunatic’, ‘Colour Blind’, ‘Trap’, ‘Sense Of Purpose’, ‘Kiss The Book’ and ‘We Are Time.” He goes on to say “soon after this the band were bringing in other influences, Ornette Coleman, King Tubby, Funkadelic, Debussy, Jacques Brel, Fela Kuti, Steve Reich and then you get ‘Thief Of Fire’.”

They signed with Rough Trade for their second LP, For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder. That album was released in 1980.

In 1981, The Pop Group called it a day, having released only the two studio sets in their original run. In 1980, Rough Trade released a collected set of Pop Group tunes from both their Radar, and Rough Trade issues, also throwing in some live performance tracks, and demos to set it apart. It was called We Are Time.

On October 21, the band, in collaboration with the Freaks R Us label from the UK, will reissue the We Are Time collection with new remastering of the songs, as well as a newly assembled collection of rarities, Cabinet Of Curiosities. In addition, The Pop Group plans to soon reissue their two studio albums with new remasters.

Pop Group Cabinet Of Curiosities

Out Of Time will be reissued on CD, DD, LP, and a Limited Edition Box. The box (which incorporates Cabinet Of Curiosities) will feature an extensive 36-page booklet with memorabilia, photos, and liner notes, a badge, and a bookmark.  The LPs will be issued on 180g-weight vinyl, and will be released in two colors that include a red/white coloring, and a monochrome grey and will be issued exclusively to pledge participants. (As of this writing, there are twenty days remaining to acquire these. See here.) Both LPs will be finished with a psychedelic gloss unique to each disc. The LP release of Cabinet Of Curiosities will issue in black vinyl. See here for the many reissue variations, and ordering info.

Pop Group We Are Time

The track-list for We Are Time:

01 – Trap (demo)
02 – Thief Of Fire (live) (heard below)
03 – Genius Or Lunatic (live)
04 – Colour Blind (demo)
05 – Spanish Inquisition (live)
06 – Kiss The Book (John Peel Session)
07 – Amnesty Report II
08 – Springer
09 – Sense Of Purpose (demo)
10 – We Are Time (live)

The track-list for Cabinet Of Curiosities:

01 – Where There’s A Will
02 – She Is Beyond Good And Evil (a previously unheard Andy Mackay-produced version)
03 – Colour Blind
04 – Words Disobey Me
05 – Don’t Sell Your Dreams
06 – We Are Time
07 – Abstract Heart (previously unreleased)
08 – Amnesty Report III
09 – Karen’s Car (previously unreleased)

The band has reformed in 2010, currently touring. They hope to release a new album in the near future.

 

 

Two Daniel Amos Classics, Alarma, Doppelganger, Remastered For 2CD Sets

Daniel Amos Doppelganger DEIn the late ’70s, early ’80s, Christian Rock usually had the unenviable stamp of bad production. They could not be likened to their peers over on the secular rock side simply because the standards of productions sucked. Somewhere, that began to change. One of the forerunners of that change was Daniel Amos, a Country rock band, who found a harder-edged Rock more to their liking starting with Horrendous Disc (1981), before moving into the more lucrative style of New Wave music, a genre that gave them the attention they deserved. With their incredible ¡Alarma! album release in 1981, Daniel Amos (a moniker used for the band, headed by Terry Taylor), they jump-started a new direction for Christian Rock bands who wanted to crossover and gain a new audience.

After ¡Alarma!, the band rode their popularity through 1987’s Darn Floor-Big Bite, the album that followed the immensely popular four album¡ ¡Alarma! Chronicles, which included the previously mentioned ¡Alarma!, Doppelgänger (1983), (under a name change to DA), Vox Humana (1984), and Fearful Symmetry (1986). Those albums still can hold their own weight in gold these many years after their initial release. If you haven’t heard them, now is a good time to remedy that oversight.

Last year, on September 13, Stunt Records reissued the classic ¡Alarma! album with new remastering, a bonus CD featuring 21 extra bonus songs of outtakes, alternate mixes, demos, and a 7-minute reading of the entire Alarma Chronicles. Extras also included a massive 28-page booklet with memorabilia, unseen photos, and more, all stored in a 6-panel digipak. If you’re remotely interested in hearing bonuses not included in the 2CD Deluxe Edition, here is a link to their Band Camp page with more. The songs found at the link are still representative of the fantastic ¡Alarma! gem.

Alarma Deluxe Edition

But that was last year, an event that went underneath our Rebel Base radars.

Recently, the band reissued their next Deluxe Edition in the Chronicles, via Stunt Records, with the newly remastered 2CD Doppelgänger set. Doppelgänger found the band heading toward a more defined New Wave sound. One of the standout tracks from that album is the excellent “Mall (All Over The World)”. With new attention, this set is now greatly enhanced with new remastering, a second disc filled with seventeen bonus tracks of alternate mixes, demos, outtakes (all previously unheard), and an expansive 24-page booklet with previously unseen photos, memorabilia, credits, liner notes, lyrics, and the text of the Alarma Chronicles II. the 2CD set is housed in a gorgeous 6-panel digipak.

Daniel Amos Doppelganger Open set

Both ¡Alarma!, and Doppelgänger, are now available for purchase. You can bet I now have my eyes peeled for the 2CD Deluxe Editions of Vox Humana, and Fearful Symmetry!

I’m serious! You should give them a listen!

Track-list for ¡Alarma! 2CD Deluxe Edition:

CD1:

1. Central Theme
2. ¡Alarma!
3. Big Time/Big Deal
4. Props
5. My Room
6. Faces To The Window
7. Cloak & Dagger
8. Colored By
9. C & D Reprise
10. Through The Speakers
11. Hit Them
12. Baby Game
13. Shedding The Mortal Coil
14. Endless Summer
15. Walls Of Doubt
16. Ghost Of The Heart

CD2:

1. Little Things (demo)
2. Off My Mind (demo)
3. As Long As I Live (demo)
4. No Spaceship (demo)
5. Out Of Town (demo)
6. Only One (demo)
7. Central Theme (demo)
8. My Room (demo)
9. Faces To The Window (demo)
10. Colored By (demo)
11. Through The Speakers (demo)
12. Hit Them (demo)
13. Endless Summer (demo)
14. Walls of Doubt (demo)
15. Props (Vocal mix)
16. Big Time/Big Deal (Alternate Mix)
17. Shedding the Mortal Coil (Alternate Mix)
18. Ghost of the Heart (Alternate Mix)
19. ¡Alarma! (Instrumental)
20. Colored By (Instrumental)
21. ¡Alarma! Reading by Malcolm Wild

Track-list for Doppelgänger 2CD Deluxe Edition:

CD1:

1. Hollow Man
2. Mall (All Over The World)
3. Real Girls
4. New Car!
5. Do Big Boys Cry
6. Youth With A Machine
7. The Double
8. Distance and Direction
9. Memory Lane
10. Angels Tuck You In
11. Little Crosses
12. Autographs for the Sick
13. I Didn’t Build It For Me
14. Here I Am
15. Hollow Man (Reprise)

CD2:

1. Hollow Man [Alternate]
2. Mall (All Over the World) [Alternate]
3. Concert Intro
4. Real Girls [Live]
5. New Car! [Live]
6. Do Big Boys Cry [Instrumental]
7. Youth with a Machine [Toy Mix]
8. The Double [Extended Rough]
9. Distance and Direction [Alternate]
10. Distance and Direction [Vocal Mix]
11. Memory Lane [Live]
12. Angels Tuck You In [Rough]
13. Little Crosses [Fragment]
14. Autographs for the Sick [Alternate]
15. I Didn’t Build It For Me [Alternate]
16. Here I Am [Instrumental]
17. Hollow Man (Reprise) [Alternate]

 “It’s the ’80s, so where’s our rocket packs? Go anywhere, we’d strap them on our back”

 

Legacy To Release Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection Vol 1 1973-1984 Box In November

Springsteen BoxBruce Springsteen fans are a tolerant, but extremely loyal bunch. By experience, many of them are fiercely protective of much of Springsteen’s output from then til now. I know this (don’t ask) as I’m a Bruce Springsteen fan with very subjective views to each of his releases, along with a stubbornly loud mouth in voicing them. (Ain’t that right, Bill B, Adam J?!)

To date, just a few of his classics have been remastered for CD. Those are Born To Run, and Darkness On the Edge Of Town. For this new set, five of the classic-era Springsteen albums will have been remastered for CD for the first time! There’s talk of The River following Darkness On The Edge Of Town, and Born To Run, in collectible expanded box sets, but that’s for another time.

To pick up the pace, and correct some wrongs, Columbia Records, and Legacy Recordings will release a collected set of early era Springsteen albums in a Box being named Bruce Springsteen: The Album C0llection Vol 1 1973-1984. This collection will include the following classic albums, all newly remastered by the legendary Bob Ludwig:

  1. Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ (1973)
  2. The Wild, The Innocent And The E-Street Shuffle (1973)
  3. Born To Run (1975)
  4. Darkness On the Edge Of Town (1978)
  5. The River (1980)
  6. Nebraska (1982)
  7. Born In The USA (1984)

Each album will be featured in faithful representation of the original artwork, along with era-faithful label art. The Box will offer a 60-page book with rarely seen photos, a collection of memorabilia, and a collection of original press clippings during this time frame.

Bruce Springsteen: The Album C0llection Vol 1 1973-1984 will also be reissued on vinyl LP in the same remastered form. In addition, there will be digital issues of the set.

Bruce Springsteen: The Album C0llection Vol 1 1973-1984 will be released on November 17.

Bruce Springsteen Set Open