Cheech y Chong’s Up In Smoke Cult Classic Gets CD/BD/LP/7″ 40th Anniversary Deluxe Collection

On April 20, Rhino will reissue the 1979 Cheech y Chong soundtrack album to Up In Smoke. And do it in great style and attention. What is being assembled is being referred to as the 40th Anniversary Deluxe Collection. It will be released as a CD/BD/LP/7″. This Box celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the classic cult film.

The CD and vinyl LP contain the original soundtrack while the Blu-ray (BD) contains the 1080P HD version of the film with audio at 5.1 Surround DTS-HD MASTER. Additional extras will complete the BD:

  • Commentary by Cheech Marin and director Lou Adler
  • How Pedro Met the Man: Up In Smoke at 40—NEW!
  • Roach Clips with Optional Commentary (deleted scenes)
  • Lighting It Up: A Look Back at Up In Smoke
  • “Earache My Eye” featuring Alice Bowie: Animated Music Video
  • Cheech & Chong’s “The Man Song”
  • Vintage Radio Spots
  • Theatrical Trailer

The CD will provide a previously unreleased version of “Up In Smoke” with an additional verse in Spanish, “Up In Smoke 2018”. The 7″ vinyl single will provide a two-sided picture disc single with “Earache My Eye” b/w “Lost Due To Incompetence (Theme From A Big Green Van”.

Bonus goodies include large rolling papers, an 11×17 poster, and a booklet filled with photos, notes, credits, etc.

The housing will be 12″ x 12″ six-panel gatefold and will only be available in a limited run of 5000 copies.

 

ChangesTwoBowie To Be Reissued On CD and Color LP

In 1981, RCA released the second collection featuring Bowie pieces to be an extension to the popular issue, ChangesOneBowie. The companion set, called ChangesTwoBowie would collect ten classics and gain a marketable progression for the David Bowie train. As an album, it sold well.

On April 13, Rhino and Parlophone will reissue the set using various remasters (see below).

This David Bowie reissue will be offered on CD, DD, and vinyl LP. The vinyl LP will be released on both black and a separate blue vinyl edition.

ChangestwobowieDavid Bowie

01 – Aladdin Sane (2013 Remaster)
02 – Oh! You Pretty Things (2015 Remaster)
03 – Starman (2012 Remaster)
04 – 1984 (2016 Remaster)
05 – Ashes to Ashes (Single Version) [2017 Remaster]
06 – Sound and Vision (2017 Remaster)
07 – Fashion (Single Version) [2017 Remaster]
08 – Wild Is The Wind (2016 Remaster)
09 – John, I’m Only Dancing (Again) [2016 Remaster]
10 – D.J. (Single Version) [2017 Remaster]

YES Album, Fly From Here Remixed With New Vocals

Ever quick to erase a past, it would appear that the Howe-led version of YES (now that there’s two legitimate claims as YES), have remixed their 2011 album, Fly From Here. Fly From Here featured the vocals of then member, Benoit David. David has since left the band.

The announcement arrives that Fly From Here has been newly remixed with the purpose of replacing Benoit David’s vocals with new vocals from Trevor Horn, who performed with YES during the Drama period.

The newly remixed album will be made available to buyers (whomever they may be) on March 24 during the YES 50th Anniversary Fan Convention at the London Palladium. As a bonus, an additional track will be provided.

But color me surprised.

 

We Are Scientists To Deliver New Album, Megaplex

We Are Scientists, the quirky-named band with a rabid sense of humor but able to make a helluva song released their first album in 2002 as an independent issue, It was followed by three self-released EPs, all of which caught the attention of Virgin Records. That label issued Love & Squalor, which immediately endeared a legion of fans to the band. This album sold at a rapid pace. In time, We Are Scientists released four more studio sets for a total of six albums, each with their own new issuing label.

On April 27, We Are Scientists will release their next new set via PledgeMusic, and 100% Records as the distributing arrangement. The new album is called Megaplex and will provide ten new songs. One of the tracks from this album is “One In, One Out” (heard below).

Megaplex is planned for CD, DD, Cassette (red case), and limited edition white vinyl LP

MegaplexWe Are Scientists

01 – One In, One Out
02 – Notes In A Bottle
03 – Heart Is A Weapon
04 – Your Light Has Changed
05 – KIT
06 – No Wait At Five Leaves
07 – Not Another Word
08 – Now or Never
09 – You Failed
10 – Properties of Perception