Category Archives: Compilation

Love Unlimited Orchestra, Love Unlimited Honored With CD and LP Collections

Barry White is best remembered for his unique bass/baritone voice in a collection of quite well-received love songs scattered over the course of a successful 25+ year career. In that time, he released eleven Top 40 singles, several of which achieved Number 1 status. In this time, he formed a backing orchestra calling them The Love Unlimited Orchestra. In their own right, they delivered a string of of charting albums, and achieved their own number one single with the “Love’s Theme” instrumental using the era’s recognizable style of funk.

On June 15, Mercury will revisit the 20th Century Records vaults and create a collection of tracks for Love Unlimited Orchestra with a 2CD – and separately purchasable 3LP – Edition of The 20th Century Records Singles (1973-1979).

But this orchestra was NOT the only protege project of Barry White. There was also the three member female vocal group, Love Unlimited (Glodean James, Linda James, Diane Taylor). The girls in this group were back-up singers for Barry White. In the extra time, they created hits of their own with songs like “I Belong To You”, and “Walkin’ In The Rain With The One I Love”. Also on June 15, Mercury will release a collected set of Love Unlimited singles with the release of The Uni, MCA, and 20th Century Singles (1972-1975) with a CD and a 2LP set.

Previously, Mercury had revisited the Barry White era with a 3CD Box and a 2LP set of White’s 20th Century Records hits (here).

The 20th Century Singles (1973-1979)Love Unlimited Orchestra

CD1:
01. Love’s Theme
02. Sweet Moments
03. Rhapsody In White
04. Barry’s Theme
05. Theme From Together Brothers
06. Find The Man Bros.
07. Baby Blues
08. What A Groove
09. Satin Soul
10. Just Living It Up
11. Always Thinking Of You
12. Forever In Love
13. Only You Can Make Me Blue
14. Midnight Groove
15. It’s Only What I Feel
16. My Sweet Summer Suite
17. Theme From “King Kong” (Pt. I)
18. Theme From “King Kong” (Pt. II)

CD2:
01. Brazilian Love Song
02. Hey Look At Me, I’m In Love
03. Whisper Softly
04. Don’t You Know How Much I Love You
05. Theme From “Shaft”
06. Theme From “Superman”
07. My Sweet Summer Suite
08. Theme From King Kong
09. Blues Concerto
10. Brazilian Love Song
11. Don’t You Know How Much I Love You
12. Hey Look At Me, I’m In Love
13. Theme From “Shaft”
14. Theme From “Superman”

The Uni, MCA, and 20th Century Singles (1972-1975)Love Unlimited

01. Walkin’ In The Rain With The One I Love
02. I Should Have Known – Barry White
03. Is It Really True Boy – Barry White
04. Another Chance – Barry White
05. Are You Sure
06. Fragile – Handle With Care
07. I’ll Be Yours Forever More
08. Oh Love, Well We Finally Made It
09. Yes, We Finally Made It
10. It May Be Winter Outside (But In My Heart It’s Spring)
11. It’s Winter Again
12. Under The Influence Of Love
13. Under The Influence Of Love
14. People Of Tomorrow Are The Children Of Today – The Love Unlimited Orchestra
15. So Nice To Hear – The Love Unlimited Orchestra
16. I Belong To You
17. And Only You
18. Share A Little Love In Your Heart
19. I Love You So, Never Gonna Let You Go

 

Violent Femmes Classics, Violent Femmes, Hallowed Ground, Permanent Record, To Be Re-Released

With a short US tour planned for Summer of 2018, it’s only right that the newly formed Craft Recordings re-introduce Violent Femmes back into the consciousness of past fans, and any potential new fans. Recently (2017), Violent Femmes released an unplugged travelogue of live tracks called 2 Mics + The Truth: Unplugged and Unhinged in America, providing long time fans 24 radio-broadcast live tunes on LP, 19 if you opted for a CD edition.

On June 8. Craft Recordings will re-release Violent Femmes’ strong self-titled Violent Femmes debut, and their second album, Hallowed Ground. Originally released back in 1983, and 1984 on the legendary Slash Records label (remember that label?), these albums were variable as Hallowed Ground caused a slight disruption for the band, swerving them away from the Platinum status of their debut. These new re-releases will be bare-bones. The debut will provide two previously available bonus tracks (“Ugly”, “Gimme The Car”) no previously available on the original album.

Additionally, the 2005 Rhino-issued ‘best of’ for Violent Femmes, Permanent Records, will also be re-released just as Rhino originally released it (with the hidden live track).

The last new Violent Femmes album was back in 2016, We Can Do Anything. If you’re a fan, it’s a nice opportunity to update the quality of your current collection pieces.

 

Mick Ronson Story Poorly Told on Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story Soundtrack

In many bands, there’s an unsung hero. Although there are steps to recognize the talents of the individual, often the shadow cast by the big star is far too dark to allow much light to shine for recognition. One of the easy ones to recognize is Mick Ronson.

Mick Ronson played for David Bowie in Bowie’s early fame, Ziggy era. Afterwards, Mick Ronson took calculated steps to become a star in his own right. Certainly, he possessed the guitar skills. Mick Ronson released two RCA albums, Slaughter On 10th Avenue (with an interesting cover of “Love Me Tender”), and Play Don’ Worry (with an equally interesting cover of “White Light, White Heat”).

On June 8, a somewhat unbalanced but well-intentioned overview of the career of Mick Ronson will be released. It is (unfairly and for market’s sake) called Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story. There are fourteen tracks found here that draw from sessions work, his tenure with Bowie, and with Ian Hunter, and a dose of music from his posthumous release of Heaven and Hull.  To be fair, Ronson’s reach scattered further than this collection would have you believe.

I say all this as I’m a fierce Mick Ronson fan who believes that he deserves better a remembrance than this weak set delivers, soundtrack or not. Nevertheless, while I might advise against this purchase (and I would), it is better than nothing, recognition-wise. While an enclosed booklet might do better justice, the musical offerings (and album/documentary title) are merely a marketing undercurrent designed to pull you in.

In the end, you have to choose as you will if Mick Ronson’s story interests you. Otherwise, I’d say wait for a better collection (something that Omnivore, Real Gone Music, Cherry Red, or another dedicated label could provide.

Despite all this, it is, in the end, a soundtrack to a documentary that airs on Hulu, and Amazon Prime. It’s also available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story

01 – All The Young Dudes (Live) – with Queen, Ian Hunter, David Bowie, Joe Elliott, Phil Collins at The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert For AIDS Awareness, April 20, 1992 at Wembley Stadium, London
02 – Soulful Lady (with Michael Chapman on Fully Qualified Survivor (1970))
03 – Madman Across The Water (with Elton John on Rare Masters (1992))
04 – Moonage Daydream (with David Bowie on The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (1972))
05 – Cracked Actor (with David Bowie on Aladdin Sane (1973))
06 – Time (with David Bowie on Aladdin Sane (1973))
07 – Once Bitten, Twice Shy (with Ian Hunter on Ian Hunter (1975))
08 – I’d Give Anything To See You (Just Like This (1999))
09 – Hard Life (Just Like This (1999))
10 – Midnight Love (Heaven and Hull (1994))
11 – Like A Rolling Stone (Heaven and Hull (1994))
12 – This Is For You (with Joe Elliott) Previously Unreleased
13 – Heroes (live) (with Queen, David Bowie, Joe Elliott at The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert For AIDS Awareness, April 20, 1992 at Wembley Stadium, London
14 – Tribute To Mick Ronson (Mike Garson) Previously Unreleased

Collectible 7″ Vinyl Singles Set For Black Sabbath, Supersonic Years: The Seventies Singles Box Set

One of the great pioneer bands to the genre of heavy metal was easily Black Sabbath. By the release of their first and second albums, both in 1970, just a mere six months in separation, both albums easily captured the rapt attention of a generation propelling both embryonic albums into platinum status throughout the world. No one can forget the strength of “Paranoid” and “Iron Man” from their second, and perhaps best celebrated of the band’s issues. Nevertheless, Black Sabbath persevered for decades even after the departing of Ozzy Osborne, who crafted an equally successful solo career.

On June 8, Rhino delves into the Warner Bros vaults to create a boxed set of ten 7″ vinyl singles, all from the band’s years between 1970 though 1978. Of the carefully selected singles, some were only issued in other countries besides the US.

The boxed set is being called Supersonic Years: The Seventies Singles Box Set. It will be a limited run so don’t wait too long to collect yours if you have intention to own it. All songs are newly remastered. A booklet exploring the history of the singles and of the band, along with rare photos, credits, and other memorabilia is guaranteed to add value to the box.

Supersonic Years: The Seventies Singles Box SetBlack Sabbath

7″ Single Vinyl 1
Side A – Evil Woman (Don’t Play Your Games With Me)
Side B –  Wicked World

7″ Single Vinyl 2
Side A – Paranoid
Side B – The Wizard

7″ Single Vinyl 3
Side A – Iron Man
Side B – Electric Funeral

7″ Single Vinyl 4
Side A – Tomorrow’s Dream
Side B – Laguna Sunrise

7″ Single Vinyl 5
Side A – Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath
Side B – Changes

7″ Single Vinyl 6
Side A – Am I Going Insane (Single Edit)
Side B – Hole In The Sky

7″ Single Vinyl 7
Side A – Gypsy
Side B – She’s Gone

7″ Single Vinyl 8
Side A – It’s Alright
Side B – Rock ‘N’ Roll Doctor

7″ Single Vinyl 9
Side A – Never Say Die
Side B – She’s Gone

7″ Single Vinyl 10
Side A – Hard Road (Single Edit)
Side B – Symptom Of The Universe (German Single Edit)

 

A Malo Collection, Latin Bugaloo – The Warner Bros. Singles Arrives In May

If you listened to AM Radio back in the early ’70s, there is little doubt you do NOT remember the infectious Latin Rock of Malo with their  unforgettable “Sauvecito” tune, both the single edit, and the longer LP track. Both could be listened to forever without tiring. In fact, I listen to the debut Malo album from 1972 to this day.

They released new albums until about 1998 but none had the attention that “Sauvecito” (AKA The Chicano National Anthem) gave the band. Of course, that does NOT mean that Malo didn’t have the ability to revisit such exquisite territory. They did often, releasing three more charting albums (Dos – 1972, Evolution – 1973, Ascención – 1974). All of those albums were gold musically. Plus, they enjoyed a strength (in addition to the already strong talents in the band), in Jorge Santana, who happened to be a brother of Carlos Santana. Needless to say, all iterations of Malo albums and singles were hypnotic and candy to listen to.

On May 25, Omnivore Records will release a collection of fourteen A and B sides from Malo in a newly remastered set. All songs are single edit releases from Warner Brothers, with no extended LP tracks (sigh…but understandable). The set is being called Latin Bugaloo – The Warner Bros. Singles.

The CD will contain a booklet with new notes from Jorge Santana, who recognized that “Malo was pretty much a jam.” A beautiful and timeless jam at that!

To me, this is a highly anticipated collection, one that I have on my buy list! And in case you’ve forgotten “Sauvecito”, listen to the single edit below (but seek out the extended 6-min+ LP track :

Latin Bugaloo – The Warner Bros. Singles – Malo

01. Suavecito
02. Nena
03. Cafe
04. Peace
05. Just Say Goodbye
06. Pana
07. I’m For Real
08. Oye Mamá
09. Latin Bugaloo
10. Midnight Thoughts
11. I Don’t Know
12. Merengue
13. Love Will Survive
14. Think About Love

A New Look At Jerry Garcia Pre-Dead Years With 4CD Before The Dead Set

There are few individuals who have helmed some of Rock’s legendary band incarnations that garner as much intense visitation as Jerry Garcia has received. The Grateful Dead is today revered as one of the great Rock bands in the history of the style. And so it’s without surprise that given the intensity that Garcia visited upon his search for great music, there are still albums being introduced that bear his involvement.

On May 11, Caroline Records will release a 4CD collection of early, pre-Grateful Dead music assembled from wherever they were recorded. This Jerry Garcia – Before The Dead box will contain 84 songs that find Jerry Garcia exploring Folk music in a variety of venues including a birthday party.

With this set, one would be able to fit within the musical soul of Garcia and sense his evolution to what would become one of Rock’s greatest stories.

As an extra note: there are two Grateful Dead packages readying for release. The first is from Real Gone Music and is called Grateful Dead: Road Trips, Vol. 4 , No. 2 April Fools’ ’88, which is scheduled for June 1.

The other is a 140g-weight black vinyl 5LP reproduction of Cornell 5/8/77 slated for reissue on May 8 (date-released as a sort of respect and celebration of the historic date itself).

Before The DeadJerry Garcia

CD1:
01. Santy Anno
 02. I Got A Home In That Rock
 03. Oh, Mary Don’t You Weep
 04. All My Trials
 05. I Was Born Ten Thousand Years Ago
 06. Traditional: Blow The Candles Out
 07. Rake And A Rambling Boy
 08. Trouble In Mind
 09. Brown’s Ferry Blues
 10. Jesse James
 11. Down In The Willow Garden
 12. Long Lonesome Road
 13. Railroad Bill
 14. The Wagoner’s Lad
 15. Katie Cruel
CD2:
 01. Cannonball Blues
 02. Little Birdie
  03. Sally Goodin
  04. Hold That Woodpile Down
  05. Legend Of The Johnson Boys
  06. Shady Grove
  07. Sweet Sunny South
  08. Man Of Constant Sorrow
  09. Band Introductions
  10. Roving Gambler
  11. Ground Speed
  12. Pig In A Pen
  13. Traditional: Standing In The Need Of Prayer
  14. Flint Hill Special
  15. Nine Pound Hammer
  16. Handsome Molly
  17. Clinch Mountain Backstep
  18. Think Of What You’ve Done
  19. Cripple Creek
  20. All The Good Times Have Past And Gone
  21. Billy Grimes, The Rover
  22. Paddy On The Turnpike – Boys, My Money’s All Gone
  23. Run Mountain
  24. Sugar Baby
  25. Sitting On Top Of The World
CD3:
  01. Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms
  02. Jerry’s Breakdown
  03. Traditional: Standing In The Need Of Prayer
  04. Mule Skinner Blues
  05. Saturday Night Shuffle
  06. Pike County Breakdown
  07. The Little Sparrow
  08. We Shall Not Be Moved
  09. Deep Elem Blues
  10. Will The Weaver
  11. I Truly UnderstanD
  12. Long Black Veil
  13. The Man That Wrote That Home Sweet Home Never Was A Married Man
  14. Foggy Mountain Top
CD4:
  01. Barefoot Nellie
  02. She’s More To Be Pitied
  03. Noah’s Breakdown
  04. Who Will Sing For Me?
  05. Salt Creek
  06. Monroe’s Hornpipe – Jody’s Hornpipe
  07. Rosa Lee McFall
  08. John Hardy/Closing Theme
  09. Katie Kline
  10. Walkin’ The Dog
  11. Paddy On The Turnpike – Boys, My Money’s All Gone
  12. Love And Wealth
  13. Traditional: Sourwood Mountain
  14. If I Lose
  15. Homestead On The Farm – I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home
  16. Stoney Creek
  17. Salty Dog Blues
  18. Love Please Come Home
  19. Make Me A Pallet On The Floor
  20. Darlin’ Allalee
  21. In The Pines
  22. Raw Hide
  23. Black Mountain Rag
  24. True Life Blues
  25. Medley: Devil’s Dream–Sailor’s Hornpipe
  26. Drink Up And Go Home
  27. These Men Of God
  28. Roll On Buddy
  29. Goodbye Old Pal
  30. Back Up And Push

Real Gone Music to Issue The Epic Archive, Vol. 2 (1980-1983) With Cheap Trick Rarities

A year ago, Real Gone Music collected Cheap Trick rarities into a volume called The Epic Archives, Vol 1 (1975-1979) (here). Needless to say, it was a hot issue and copies sold through. No surprise there. But as a ‘volume x’ inclusion will hint, there has to be a follow-up.

On June 1, the folks at Real Gone Music will revisit Cheap Trick with a second volume of The Epic Archive. The previous volume represented the band from periods 1975-1979. This second volume will represent the band from periods 1980-1983. There will be sixteen tracks doing the heavy lifting in The Epic Archive, Vol 2 (1980-1983). In those sixteen tracks, there will be three from the 1980 Found All The Parts EP, and gifting a collection of live performance tracks, demos, singles, a B-side, pulls from soundtracks, a remix, and others (see list below). One of the songs, “Loser”, recorded in 1980 but written in 1976, is included here in its previously released form as is “If You Want My Love”.

This collection is newly remastered and will include a booklet with rare photos, track by track commentaries, and notes by Carlos, Nielsen, and Petersson. Ken Sharp will add notes as well.

The Epic Archive, Vol 2 (1980-1983) will slot nicely next to the first RGM-issued Volume 1 of the continuing series.

The Epic Archive Vol 2 (1980-1983)Cheap Trick

01. Day Tripper (Live) (EP Version)
02. Such a Good Girl (EP Version)
03. Take Me I’m Yours (EP Version)
04. Oh Boy (Vocal Version)
05. Loser (Demo)
06. The House Is Rockin’ (With
Domestic Problems) (Live at the LA Forum)
07. Way of the World (Live at the LA Forum)
08. World’s Greatest Lover (Single Version)
09. Everything Works If You Let It (Single Version)
10. Reach Out (From Heavy Metal Music from the Motion Picture)
11. I Must Be Dreamin’ (From Heavy Metal Music from the Motion
Picture)
12. If You Want My Love (Demo)
13. Saturday at Midnight (Super New Dance Re-Mix)
14. Dancing the Night Away (Short Version)
15. Spring Break (From Spring Break Original Soundtrack)
16. Get Ready (B-side)

 

5CD New York Dolls Box, Personality Crisis: Live Recordings & Studio Demos 1972-1975

One of the bump starts to a new era of music occurred when the New York Dolls took to NYC stages, a club at a time. With their wild and daring approaches, the solidifying of Rock’s ‘late ’60s. early ’70s years began to shake like a 9.0 quake intent on creating new tectonic plates. With only two albums in release before their demise, the New York Dolls left a legacy that is still heard and felt.

Of course, over the years there were presented a series of official and ‘grey-market’ material but until the band regrouped (without the services of Johnny Thunders, who died in 1991, and Arthur Kane, who passed in 2004), no new fresh songs were brought out to the fan base. (But subsequent guitarist, Steve Conte, was musically good in his role as successor to the irreplaceable Johnny Thunders.)

On April 27, a 5CD Box, Personality Crisis: Live Recordings & Studio Demos 1972-1975, will add to the mystique of the band that never was able to complete their full intended journey. One of the essential elements of this package is a collection of early, pre-Mercury Records demo sessions. With a presentation of 46 demos recorded at three separate studios, with a few bonus tracks (over two CDs), and five live locations including two that were radio broadcasts (over three CDs), there is more than a fan could possibly want in this collectible boxed set. (Just gaze at the track-list below!)

This set is presented in a clamshell box along with an essential booklet of notes, photos, and credits! The box will house the CDs in individual cardboard wallets.

No one will ever replace the phenomenon that New York Dolls were. They couldn’t even do i themselves decades later with new recordings. After their demise, their placement created a world of different avenues, with only Johnny Thunders maintaining a hard-edged punk style with the Heartbreakers (and a legendary solo outing that included So Alone!)

Personality Crisis: Live Recordings & Studio Demos 1972-1975New York Dolls

CD1 (Studio Demos ’72-’73):

Blue Rock Studio NYC, June ‘72
01. BAD GIRL
02. LOOKING FOR A KISS
03. DON’T START ME TALKIN’
04. DON’T MESS WITH CUPID
05. HUMAN BEING
06. PERSONALITY CRISIS
07. PILLS
08. JET BOY
09. FRANKENSTEIN
Escape Studios UK October ’72
10.PERSONALITY CRISIS
11.LOOKING FOR A KISS
12.BAD GIRL
13.SUBWAY TRAIN
Planet Studios NYC March ’73
14.SEVEN DAY WEEKEND
15. FRANKENSTEIN
16. WHO ARE THE MYSTERY GIRLS?
17. (THERE’S GONNA BE A) SHOWDOWN
18. BACK IN THE USA

CD2 (Studio Demos 1973, Bonus Tracks, A/B Sides of 1979 single):

Planet Studios NYC, March ‘73
01. ENDLESS PARTY
02. JET BOY
03. IT’S TOO LATE (FALSE START)
04. IT’S TOO LATE (FULL VERSION)
05. BAD DETECTIVE
06. LONELY PLANET BOY
07. SUBWAY TRAIN
08. PRIVATE WORLD
09. TRASH
10.HUMAN BEING
11.DON’T START ME TALKIN’
12.HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN
13.(GIVE HIM A) GREAT BIG KISS
14.VIETNAMESE BABY
15. BABYLON
16.BAD GIRL
17. PILLS
18.PERSONALITY CRISIS

Bonus Tracks
01. HOUDINI
02. ONE NIGHT IN TEXAS
03. AFTER THE STORM
04. PERCY THE PIMP
05. RUNNING WILD
06. ALL IN YOUR MIND
07. SUICIDE
08. FEEL LIKE I’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE

A/B Sides of 1979 Single (Del Bromham)
09. WHO DO YOU LOVE
10.THE BEST FRIEND I EVER HAD

CD3 (Live Sets from Paris, Detroit, Long Island NYC):

Bataclan, Paris, December 23, ‘73
01. TRASH
02. THE MILK MAN
03. PUSS’N’BOOTS
Michigan Palace, Detroit, December 31 ‘73, New Year’s Eve
04. INTRO/PERSONALITY CRISIS
05. BAD GIRL
06. LOOKING FOR A KISS
07. WHO ARE THE MYSTERY GIRLS?
08. STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE
09. HUMAN BEING
10. PILLS
11. TRASH
12.THE MILK MAN
13. PUSS’N’BOOTS
14. BABYLON
15.LONE STAR QUEEN
16.DON’T START ME TALKIN’
My Father’s Place, Long Island NYC, April 14, ’74, WBAB Radio Broadcast
17. PUSS’N’BOOTS
18.LOOKING FOR A KISS
19. TRASH
20.STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE
21.PERSONALITY CRISIS
22.BAD GIRL
23. PILLS

CD4 (Live Sets From Long Island NYC, Vancouver, Dallas – 1974):

My Father’s Place, Long Island NYC, April 14, ’74, WBAB Radio Broadcast Continuation
01. HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN
02. IT’S TOO LATE
03. CHATTERBOX
Vancouver June/July ’74
04. HUMAN BEING
05. HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN
06. (GIVE HIM A) GREAT BIG KISS
07. DON’T MESS WITH CUPID
08. CHATTERBOX
09. BABYLON
10.(THERE’S GONNA BE A) SHOWDOWN
11.WHO ARE THE MYSTERY GIRLS?
12.JET BOY
13.HUMAN BEING
Dallas, September ’74
14.INTRO/PERSONALITY CRISIS
15.VIETNAMESE BABY
16.BAD GIRL
17.(GIVE HIM A) GREAT BIG KISS

CD5 (Live Sets Dallas and NYC – 1974/1975):

Dallas, September ’74 (continuation)
01. PILLS
02. FRANKENSTEIN
03. LONE STAR QUEEN
04. DON’T START ME TALKIN’
NYC, 1975
05. RED PATENT LEATHER
06. ON FIRE
07. SOMETHING ELSE
08. DADDY ROLLING STONE
09. AIN’T GOT NO HOME/DIZZY MISS LIZZY
10.GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS
11.DOWN DOWN DOWNTOWN
12.PIRATE LOVE
13. PILLS
14.TEENAGE NEWS
15.PERSONALITY CRISIS/LOOKING FOR A KISS
16.STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE

 

New Career Spanning 50th Anniversary Jethro Tull 3CD Set, 50 For 50

Jethro Tull has been one of the more active bands in presenting complete and definitive updates of their entire catalog. For many fans, that has been a boon in keeping a valid and refreshing audio experience (along with assorted previously unreleased stuff, era live sets, and demos, etc.)  within our grasp. If you ask me, it’s necessary to many of us to maintain a symbiotic relationship between band and fan.

On May 25, Rhino and Parlophone Records will release a career-spanning collection of fifty classic Jethro Tull tracks, all personally curated by Ian Anderson. Without question, the track-list of 50 For 50 is a ‘best of’ collection but goes a huge leap beyond that. With representative songs from each album over their fifty year period, this set presents a great overview of the band, the like that can only be reproduced in equal worth by your own created playlist.

Before we go further, let me note to you that none of these tracks are newly remastered. They will present the last remastering (or best last remastering) of each song.

In addition to the 3CD, 50-song overview, there will be a single CD with a selected fifteen songs, and will be called 50th Anniversary Collection.

50 For 50Jethro Tull

CD1:
01 Nothing Is Easy (2001 Remastered Version)
02 Love Story (2001 Remastered Version)
03 Beggar’s Farm (2001 Remastered Version)
04 Living In The Past (2001 Remastered Version)
05 A Song For Jeffrey (2001 Remastered Version)
06 A New Day Yesterday (2001 Remastered Version)
07 The Witch’s Promise (2013 Remastered Version)
08 Mother Goose
09 With You There To Help Me (2001 Remastered Version)
10 Teacher (US Version) [2013 Remastered Version]
11 Life Is A Long Song
12 Sweet Dream (2001 Remastered Version)
13 Aqualung
14 Minstrel In The Gallery (2001 Remastered Version)
15 Critique Oblique (Stereo Mix)
16 Weathercock (2003 Remastered Version)
17 Cross Eyed Mary

CD2:
01 Bouree (2001 Remastered Version)
02 Dun Ringill (2004 Remastered Version)
03 Heavy Horses (2003 Remastered Version)
04 Hunting Girl (2003 Remastered Version)
05 Bungle In The Jungle (2002 Remastered Version)
06 Salamander (2002 Remastered Version)
07 Pussy Willow (2005 Remastered Version)
08 Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll (2002 Remastered Version)
09 Songs From The Wood (2003 Remastered Version)
10 The Whistler (2003 Remastered Version)
11 Really Don’t Mind/See There a Son Is Born
12 Moths (2003 Remastered Version)
13 One White Duck/010 = Nothing At All (2002 Remastered Version)
14 Cup Of Wonder (2003 Remastered Version)
15 Ring Out Solstice Bells
16 Skating Away (On The Thin Ice Of The New Day) (2002 Remastered Version)
17 A Christmas Song

CD3:
01 One Brown Mouse (2003 Remastered Version)
02 Rare And Precious Chain (2006 Remastered Version)
03 Kissing Willie (2006 Remastered Version)
04 Rocks On The Road (2006 Remastered Version)
05 Fylingdale Flyer (2004 Remastered Version)
06 Paparazzi (2005 Remastered Version)
07 North Sea Oil (2004 Remastered Version)
08 Steel Monkey (2005 Remastered Version)
09 Black Sunday (2004 Remastered Version)
10 European Legacy (2005 Remastered Version)
11 Budapest (2005 Remastered Version)
12 Broadsword (2005 Remastered Version)
13 Dot Com
14 Farm On The Freeway (2005 Remastered Version)
15 This Is Not Love (2006 Remastered Version)
16 Locomotive Breath

50th Anniversary CollectionJethro Tull

01 Love Story (2001 Remastered Version)
02 Living In The Past (2001 Remastered Version)
03 Life Is A Long Song
04 Sweet Dream (2001 Remastered Version)
05 The Witch’s Promise (2013 Remastered Version)
06 Aqualung
07 Dun Ringill (2004 Remastered Version)
08 Cross Eyed Mary
09 Bouree (2001 Remastered Version)
10 Bungle In The Jungle (2002 Remastered Version)
11 Steel Monkey (2005 Remastered Version)
12 Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll (2002 Remastered Version)
13 Ring Out Solstice Bells
14 Farm On The Freeway (2005 Remastered Version)
15 Locomotive Breath

Two Flaming Lips Packages For April and May

The Flaming Lips are known for their incredible psychedelic rock song-craft. Since 1983, this quirky but lovable band has captured the attention of faithful fans. Over time, The Flaming Lips have released seventeen albums including the popular Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (2002). It would seem that, as fans, we can’t get enough of Flaming Lips music. (Their last release, Oczy Mlody (2017) was crazy good!)

On April 20, Rhino (with Ryko) will reach deep for Scratching The Door: The First Recordings Of The Flaming Lips. It will contain nineteen songs from the first lineup of the band. These songs have been remastered.

Scratching The Door: The First Recordings Of The Flaming Lips

01. Bag Full Of Thoughts
02. Out For A Walk
03. Garden Of Eyes
04. Forever Is A Long Time
05. Scratchin’ The Door
06. My Own Planet
07. Killer On The Radio
08. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
09. Batman Theme
10. Handsome Johnny
11. Flaming Lips Theme Song 1983
12. The Future Is Gone
13. Underground Pharmacist
14. Real Fast Words
15. Groove Room
16. Jesus Shootin’ Heroin
17. Trains, Brains & Rain
18. Communication Breakdown
19. Summertime Blues

Further, on May 25, Rhino will also reissue the band’s first four studio sets (Hear It Is – 1986, Oh My Gawd!!!…The Flaming Lips – 1987, Telepathic Surgery – 1989, In a Priest Driven Ambulance (With Silver Sunshine Stares) – 1990). These were released on the Restless label. This 6CD Box is being called Seeing The Unseeable: The Complete Studio Recordings of The Flaming Lips 1986-1990.

The 6CD Box will not only provide a fifth disc of rarities in fifteen tracks, and a sixth disc of The Mushroom Tapes, itself a heavily bootlegged set of Flaming Lips demos now being officially made available. ALL tracks are newly remastered. This box will also be digitally released.

CD5 (Rare Tracks):
01. Death Valley ’69
02. Thank You
03. Can’t Stop The Spring (Remix)
04. After The Gold Rush
05. Death Trippin’ At Sunrise
06. Drug Machine In Heaven  (Sub Pop 7” single)
07. Strychnine/Peace, Love And Understanding
08. Lucifer Rising
09. Ma, I Didn’t Notice
10. Let Me Be It
11. She’s Gone Mad Again
12. Golden Hearse
13. Stand In Line
14. I Want To Kill My Brother; The Cymbal Head
15. Five Stop Mother Superior Rain

CD6 (The Mushroom Tapes):
1. Take Meta Mars
2. Mountain Side
3. There You Are
4. Five Stop Mother Superior Rain
5. Rainin’ Babies
6. Unconsciously Screamin’
7. Stand In Line
8. God’s A Wheeler Dealer
9. Agonizing
10. One Shot
11. Cold Day
12. Jam