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Jethro Tull Classic, Heavy Horses, Gets 3CD/2DVD 40th Anniversary “New Shoes” Edition

It’s nice to see the year of 2017 end on positive notes like we’ve had with some announcements. Normally, this a quiet time but for some reason or other, 2017 has remained somewhat lively, And with this new piece of news, it gets even more lively.

On February 9 of 2018, the next in line of album updates for the Jethro Tull band is Heavy Horses. Originally released in 1978, Heavy Horses followed up the popular Songs From The Wood (1977), with an album every bit as beautifully assembled as its predecessor. And now the 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition remix of Heavy Horses naturally follows the 40th Anniversary DE of Songs From The Wood, which was released earlier in 2017.

Expected in this new reissue of Heavy Horses (called the New Shoes Edition) will be the Steven Wilson set of remixes of the original set of nine songs, which will be bolstered by the addition of nine bonus tracks (see list). The two additional CDs will provide a 22-performance track live set from a support show on May 28, 1978 at The Festhalle in Bern, Switzerland. The 2DVDs will provide the SW Stereo hi-res tracks in 96kHz/24-bit. two SW 5.1 Surround Sound remixes (DTS, DD), and a flat transfer of the original Stereo master. and three additional bonus tracks. DVD2 will present the complete May 28, 1978 Bern concert at The Festhalle on video. Closing the DVD off will be four extra videos, two music and two TV ads.

I’m sure the included 96-page book will add the value seen previously in past Jethro Tull Anniversary Editions.

Heavy Horses (New Shoes Edition40th Anniversary) – Jethro Tull

CD1 (Original Album/Bonus Tracks – Steven Wilson Stereo Remix):
01. ….And The Mouse Police Never Sleeps
02. Acres Wild
03. No Lullaby
04. Moths
05. Journeyman
06. Rover
07. One Brown Mouse
08. Heavy Horses
09. Weathercock
Bonus Tracks:
10. Living In These Hard Times (version 2)
11. Everything In Our Lives
12. Jack-A-Lynn
13. Quatrain (studio version)
14. Horse-Hoeing Husbandry
15. Beltane
16. Botanic Man
17. Living In These Hard Times (version 1)
18. Botanic Man Theme/A Town In England

CD2: (Live In Concert In Bern (The Festhalle, Bern Switzerland) May 28th, 1978 – Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Mix):
01. Opening Music (Quartet)
02. Introduction by Claude Nobs
03. No Lullaby
04. Sweet Dream
05. Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day
06. Jack-In-The-Green
07. One Brown Mouse
08. Heavy Horses
09. A New Day Yesterday
10. Flute Solo Improvisation/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/Bouree
11. Living In The Past/A New Day Yesterday (Reprise)
12. Songs From The Wood

CD3:  (Live In Concert In Bern (The Festhalle, Bern Switzerland) May 28th, 1978 – Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Mix):
01. Thick As A Brick
02. Hunting Girl
03. Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young To Die
04. Conundrum
05. Minstrel in the Gallery
06. Cross-Eyed Mary
07. Quatrain
08. Aqualung
09. Locomotive Breath
10. The Dambusters March/Aqualung (Reprise)

DVD1:  – Steven Wilson Remixes DD/DTS Stereo (96/24), Flat Transfer):
SW 5.1 Surround Mix DD and DTS – 
01. ….And The Mouse Police Never Sleeps
02. Acres Wild
03. No Lullaby
04. Moths
05. Journeyman
06. Rover
07. One Brown Mouse
08. Heavy Horses
09. Weathercock
10. Living In These Hard Times (Version 2)
11. Everything In Our Lives
12. Jack-A-Lynn
13. Horse-Hoeing Husbandry
14. Beltane
15. Botanic Man
16. Living In These Hard Times (Version 1)
17. Botanic Man Theme
18. A Town In England
SW Stereo Remix 96/24 PCM
19. ….And The Mouse Police Never Sleeps
20. Acres Wild
21. No Lullaby
22. Moths
23. Journeyman
24. Rover
25. One Brown Mouse
26. Heavy Horses
27. Weathercock
28. Living In These Hard Times (Version 2)
29. Everything In Our Lives
30. Jack-A-Lynn
31. Quatrain (Studio Version)
32. Horse-Hoeing Husbandry
33. Beltane (S
34. Botanic Man
35. Living In These Hard Times (Version 1)
36. Botanic Man Theme
37. A Town In England
Flat Transfer of Stereo Master
38. ….And The Mouse Police Never Sleeps
39. Acres Wild
40. No Lullaby
41. Moths
42. Journeyman
43. Rover
44. One Brown Mouse
45. Heavy Horses
46. Weathercock
47. Rover (No Strings Version)
48. Living In These Hard Times (Version 2)
49. Beltane

DVD2 – (Live In Concert In Bern (The Festhalle, Bern Switzerland) May 28th, 1978 – Jakko Jakszyk Stereo and 5.1 Surround Mixes):
JJ 5.1 Surround Mixes (DD/DTS)
01. Opening Music (Quartet)
02. Introduction by Claude Nobs (Spoken Word)
03. No Lullaby
04. Sweet Dream
05. Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day
06. Jack-In-The-Green
07. One Brown Mouse
08. Heavy Horses
09. A New Day Yesterday
10. Flute Solo Improvisation/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/Bouree
11. Living In The Past/A New Day Yesterday (Reprise)
12. Songs From The Wood
13. Thick As A Brick
14. Hunting Girl
15. Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young To Die
16. Conundrum
17. Minstrel In The Gallery
18. Cross-Eyed Mary
19. Quatrain
20. Aqualung
21. Locomotive Breath
22. The Dambusters March/Aqualung (Reprise)
JJ 96/24 Stereo Mix
23. Opening Music (Quartet)
24. Introduction by Claude Nobs (Spoken Word)
25. No Lullaby
26. Sweet Dream
27. Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day
28. Jack-In-The-Green
29. One Brown Mouse
30. Heavy Horses
31. A New Day Yesterday
32. Flute Solo Improvisation/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/Bouree
33. Living In The Past/A New Day Yesterday (Reprise)
34. Songs From The Wood
35. Thick As A Brick
36. Hunting Girl
37. Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young To Die
38. Conundrum
39. Minstrel In The Gallery
40. Cross-Eyed Mary
41. Quatrain
42. Aqualung
43. Locomotive Breath
44. The Dambusters March/Aqualung (Reprise)
Bonus Videos
45. Heavy Horses (Video)
46. Moths (Video)
47. Bursting Out (TV AD)
48. Bursting Out & Madison Square Garden Show (TV AD)



3CD/DVD 45th Anniversary Edition of 1972 Roxy Music Debut Planned

For quite some time, Steven Wilson has let it be known that he had completed remix work on several classic treasures. With that, it was up to the labels involved to simply release them as packages. We’ll the good news of today is that Universal has decided to release one of those albums.

On February 2, 2018, Universal will reissue the 1972 debut album classic from Roxy Music. With this good news, we also get the package in celebration of the band’s 45th Anniversary as a Super Deluxe package.

This 45th Anniversary package will present the album in both Stereo and 5.1 Surround mixes (It’s important here to realize that the Stephen Wilson remix available will be the 5.1 Surround and NOT a Stereo remix, which is strange. SW did do a Stereo remix of Roxy Music while he had the tapes in his possession. Nevertheless, the Stereo version being released is not attributed to SW, and is an older Bob Ludwig master previously released.)

Watch for 3CDs and a DVD along with a richly contributed 136-page high gloss book. The three CDs provide the original album, a set of outtakes, demos, and a non-album single, “Virginia Plain”, which IS presented here as SW remix in Stereo.  One of the CDs will also provide several Live sets including two Peel sessions and a BBC broadcast.

The DVD provides a several videos of Old Grey Whistle Test, Full House, Royal College of Art, and Top of the Pops, and a rare club appearance. The DVD will be home to the two variations of the SW 5.1 Surround remixes (DTS 96/24, Dolby AC3).

There will be a 2CD Edition with only original album and the live sets. A vinyl LP is also in the release queue.



Two Wishbone Ash Album Sets Remastered and Expanded For 2018

Wishbone Ash had enjoyed a strong UK following all the way through their Twin Barrels Burning album, which was issued in 1982. It was followed up by 1985’s  Raw To The Bone. Both albums were released on independent labels as MCA had finished with the band after their Number The Brave album from 1981. For many, the band was still hitting on all cylinders even though they had adopted a familiar and saving ’80s metal sound to stay relevant for Raw To The Bone. Twin Barrels Burning still carried the evolved sounds from Number The Brave and is more reminiscent of the earlier band than Raw To The Bone is. Regardless, Wishbone Ash, admirably helmed by Andy Powell, eventually struggled to maintain an existence with multiple lineups that included the original four for IRS Records (Nouveau Calls – 1987, Hear To Hear – 1989).

Twin Barrels Burning, and Raw To The Bone both disappeared to relative obscurity, forgotten to time, if not for devoted fans, then to the changing times.

On the 19th of December, PledgeMusic will release in limited numbers both classic Wishbone Ash albums in newly remastered and amply expanded editions. After this, Cherry Red Records will be releasing these to the marketplace on wider release, planned for February 2 of 2018. All issues are from the UK and will need importation to the US.

Twin Barrels Burning will be issued in a 2CD package. Not only is the original music remastered, there will be inclusion of three sessions outtakes (“Cat And Dog Fight”, “Go For The Gold”, “Night Hawker”), and the desired American remixes of the original UK album in re-sequenced manner.

Raw To The Bone will also be issued in a 2CD package. The original CD will include the original ten-track album, with the add of five bonus tracks, one from the original 1985 sessions (“She’s Still Alive”), and four from a subsequent 1986 recording session (“Apocalypso”, “Valley of Tears”, “Nkomo”, “Talk To Me”). The added CD will include eight live performance tracks, four from The Friday Rock Show (“Long Live The Night”, “Cell of Fame”, “Love In Blue”, “People In Motion”), and four Live At Hammersmith broadcast from BBC radio (“Living Proof”, “Cell of Fame”, “The King Will Come”, “Blowin’ Free”).

Both titles will also be made available on picture disc vinyl, and two 2CD set bundles via Pledge Music (here).

[UPDATE] Wishbone Ash 30CD Box – The Vintage Years 1970-1991

We now know that this limited Edition 30CD The Vintage Years 1970-1991 Box set featuring a TON of classic Wishbone Ash material including bonus session tracks will be released on April 20 of 2018. The set is limited to only 2500 copies worldwide and will carry a price tag of $337 (US), and £250 (UK).  This set is currently on pre-order.

We also know a bit more about inclusions. The set will not only contain remastered albums (many from original source tapes, as I’ve long understood Wishbone Four, and There’s The Rub original tapes to be considered gone for good) from the Wishbone Ash debut through Strange Affair albums, but also a wealth of bonus material. You can expect ‘rare album outtakes, B-sides, and 12 previously unreleased studio tracks’, all slipcased within mini-LP cardboard gatefold sleeves.

The Live collection will include the first  Live Dates album, Live Dates Volume Two, and Live in Tokyo. The additional live sets include eight previously unreleased live shows, all between the golden era of 1973 through 1980:

  • Portsmouth Guildhall 1973 (2CD) from the Wishbone Four / Live Dates tour.
  • Southampton University 1973 from the Wishbone Four / Live Dates tour.
  • Edinburgh Usher Hall 1976 from the New England tour.
  • Marquee Club 1977 from the Front Page News tour.
  • Newcastle City Hall 1977 from the Front Page News tour.
  • Bournemouth Winter Gardens 1978 (2CD) from the No Smoke Without Fire tour.
  • Guildford Civic Hall 1980 (2CD) from the Just Testing tour.
  • Chelmsford Odeon 1980 from the Blowin’ Free tour.

We know that tracks from the Portsmouth Guildhall show were used in the original Live Dates set. Here, we get the entire show over 2CDs. Unfortunately, that’s all from that album. (This means that a Deluxe Edition of Live Dates is STILL a viable grail set with ALL shows remastered and presented, along with a rich booklet of remembrances, and memorabilia included. C’mon Universal, Martin, and Andy! Please?!)

The Box will also include 156-page book of photos, memories, and other goodies. A 36-poster book is added as are four fold-out posters reproductions of original posters for: Christmas at the Palace Dec 1973, Live Dates European tour – Hamburg Musikhalle 1974, Europe 1975 tour, and the Front Page News tour – Empire Pool Wembley 1977.

A facsimile promo pack from MCA is stuffed into this box along with a 7″ flexidisc of “Blind Eye”. To finish the box, signed photos of the band members will be provided.

You can pre-order here. Don’t assume they will be there when you’re ready. Just sayin’!

Expect another update when we received the exact tracklist of every CD.


Fleetwood Mac 1975 “White Album” To Be Expanded and Remastered

With the reissues of several Nicks/Buckingham-era classic albums, it was only a matter of time to get to the album that started that lineup. Their eponymous 1975 multi-platinum set that gave the world “Over My Head”, “Say You Love Me”, “Warm Ways”, and “Rhiannon” was ripe for the reissue pipeline. And while I personally love the pre-Buckingham/Nicks-era lineup better, I certainly do NOT hate this lineup.

On January 19, 2018, Rhino will release the next Fleetwood Mac reissue in several variations. Of course, the music here is newly remastered. But you will have choices with a single CD, (which features the primary album), a 2CD Expanded Edition that provides an additional four single edits on the first CD, and seventeen bonus pieces that show off the creative process of this album with embryonic early takes and versions, as well as a collection of live studio cuts.

There will be also be a Deluxe package that will deliver 3CDs, a DVD, and a vinyl LP of the original album. And a few things more for the avid Fleetwood Mac fan. This box provides the same two CDs as the Deluxe 2CD set, but will add in a CD of a collection of live tracks from three separate shows (Capitol Theatre – Passaic, NJ  10/17/1975; Jorgensen Auditorium – University of Connecticut Storrs, CT 10/25/1975; Campus Stadium – University of California 05/02/1976).

The included DVD for the Deluxe Box will contain high-quality Stereo (96kHz/24-bit) of the album’s original tracks as well as 5.1 Surround remixes. The 180g-weight black vinyl LP will be home to the original album tracks. All these will be housed in a 12″x 12″ embossed box (as seen below). The packed in book will provide photos, information and credits, memorabilia, new interview pieces, and new notes.

Several  early takes of popular songs from the album will be available individually as digital downloads or promo single streams (DD). Those are “Monday Morning (early take)” on 11/16/17, “Landslide (early version)” on 01/06/18, and “Say You Love Me (early version)” on 01/13/18.  Also, the CD and 2CD versions will be issued as DDs.

CD1 (Original Album, 2CD Expanded with 4 previously released bonus singles):
01. Monday Morning
02. Warm Ways
03. Blue Letter
04. Rhiannon
05. Over My Head
06. Crystal
07. Say You Love Me
08. Landslide
09. World Turning
10. Sugar Daddy
11. I’m So Afraid
12. Over My Head (Single Version)
13. Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win) [Single Version]
14. Say You Love Me (Single Version)
15. Blue Letter (Single Version)

CD2 (Bonus Selections):
01. Monday Morning (Early Take)
02. Warm Ways (Early Take)
03. Blue Letter (Early Take)
04. Rhiannon (Early Take)
05. Over My Head (Early Take)
06. Crystal (Early Version)
07. Say You Love Me (Early Version)
08. Landslide (Early Version)
09. World Turning (Early Version)
10. Sugar Daddy (Early Take)
11. I’m So Afraid (Early Version)
12. Over My Head (Live from The Burbank Studios, Burbank, CA, 1/26/76)
13. Rhiannon (Live from The Burbank Studios, Burbank, CA, 1/26/76)
14. Why (Live from The Burbank Studios, Burbank, CA, 1/26/76)
15. World Turning (Live from The Burbank Studios, Burbank, CA, 1/26/76)
16. Jam #2 (Remastered)
17. I’m So Afraid (Early Take Instrumental)

CD3 (Live Selections):
1. Get Like You Used To Be (Live at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, 10/17/75)
2. Station Man (Live at Jorgensen Auditorium, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 10/25/75)
3. Spare Me A Little (Live at Jorgensen Auditorium, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 10/25/75)
4. Rhiannon (Live at Jorgensen Auditorium, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 10/25/75)
5. Why (Live at Jorgensen Auditorium, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 10/25/75)
6. Landslide (Live at Jorgensen Auditorium, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 10/25/75)
7. Over My Head (Live at Campus Stadium, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 5/2/76)
8. I’m So Afraid (Live at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, 10/17/75)
9. Oh Well (Live at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, 10/17/75)
10. The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown) [Live at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, 10/17/75]
11. World Turning (Live at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, 10/17/75)
12. Blue Letter (Live at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, 10/17/75)
13. Don’t Let Me Down Again (Live at Jorgensen Auditorium, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 10/25/
14. Hypnotized (Live at Jorgensen Auditorium, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 10/25/75)

DVD (96kHz/24-bit Stereo, 5.1 Surround Remixes):
01. Monday Morning (5.1 Surround Mix)
02. Monday Morning (5.1 Surround Mix)
03. Monday Morning (5.1 Surround Mix)
04. Rhiannon (5.1 Surround Mix)
05. Over My Head (5.1 Surround Mix)
06. Crystal (5.1 Surround Mix)
07. Say You Love Me (5.1 Surround Mix)
08. Landslide (5.1 Surround Mix)
09. World Turning (5.1 Surround Mix)
10. Sugar Daddy (5.1 Surround Mix)
11. I’m So Afraid (5.1 Surround Mix)
12. Monday Morning (24/96 Stereo Audio)
13. Warm Ways (24/96 Stereo Audio)
14. Blue Letter (24/96 Stereo Audio)
15. Rhiannon (24/96 Stereo Audio)
16. Over My Head (24/96 Stereo Audio)
17. Crystal (24/96 Stereo Audio)
18. Say You Love Me (24/96 Stereo Audio)
19. Landslide (24/96 Stereo Audio)
20. World Turning (24/96 Stereo Audio)
21. Sugar Daddy (24/96 Stereo Audio)
22. I’m So Afraid (24/96 Stereo Audio)
23. Over My Head (Single Version)
24. Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win) [Single Version]
25. Say You Love Me (Single Version)
26. Blue Letter (Single Version)

LP (Original Album)

30CD Wishbone Ash Box, The Vintage Years 1970-1991 Planned For 2018

Earlier this year, it was announced that Wishbone Ash has a massive Box set arriving “at some distant point”. Well, although that point is still not precisely known, we have been given the satisfactory ‘April of 2018’ date. And that works well enough for me.

The newly assembled box has a wealth of music from the band during their first sixteen albums including a lot of live music. As a fan of Live Dates, I have extreme hope that many of the unused songs collected from the shows will find themselves here. (I STILL advocate for the assembly and reissue of an EXPANDED and REMASTERED Live Dates album with ALL songs from ALL four shows, plus a rich booklet of bonuses, remembrances and memorabilia. It’s a project I’d crowdfund!)

The new Box – being released by Madfish (a division of Snapper Music) –  will be called The Vintage Years 1970-1991. It will house 30 CDs of classic Wishbone Ash including sixteen studio efforts through (I assume) Strange Affair, three live albums (both Live Dates and Live Dates II, and perhaps Live in Memphis), and 11 (!) CDs of previously unreleased live sets dating from 1973 through 1980. Also included will be a hard-bound 154 page book, a poster book, four reproduction posters, a “facsimilie MCA debut album promo pack”, a Japanese replica 7″ flexidisc, and signed photos of each band member. The BAD news is that there will ONLY be 2500 copies available for purchase worldwide.

According to Martin Turner, the pricing is yet to be announced, but the set will be available for pre-order on November 30 (2017). It won’t be cheap but then again, what definitive Boxed set is. It depends on your love for the band. For me, this is a must have. Unfortunately, there is also not an available track list of the bonus inclusions and the live sets. I assume these will materialize on November 30 along with the order link.



Gary Moore – Blues And Beyond On The Calendar For December

Gary Moore is one of few appreciated guitarists that have gone away from their original bands to make a name for themselves. For bands. Gary Moore was a part of Thin Lizzy (Black Rose – 1979), and Skid Row. But primarily, it was Gary Moore ha was doing it for Gary Moore! Over the span of some thirty-five years, Gary Moore created great music, releasing twenty-one albums and generating two solid FM hits with “Still Got The Blues”, “Parisienne Walkways” (with Phil Lynott), “After The War”, “Cold Day in Hell”, and “Out In The Fields” (with Phil Lynott) to name a few. Most of these hits were in the UK markets. But make no mistake. Gary Moore is STILL a world-wide treasure.

On December 8, Sanctuary Records/BMG will release a 2CD set, and a 180g-weight black vinyl 4LP set that compiles what is considered the cream of Gary’s fruitful and unrelenting career (mileage may vary among fans with other ideas). And for those who say that 2 CDs are impossible to honor such a career, well then, there will also be a more definitive 4CD Box made available as well.

The new set is being called  Blues and Beyond. The 2CD set as well as the 4LP set will provide 28 selected tracks. The 2CD collection will be contained in a digipak case. The 4LP package is being housed in a double gatefold  jacket.

The 4CD Box will be delivered with 2 CDs of newly mixed and mastered live concert recordings, all previously unreleased. That’s a count of fifteen performance tracks. Also included in the box is a currently unreleased biography of Gary Moore entitled I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow. Bonus to the Box will be a collection of physical memorabilia including a replica concert ticket, replica VIP wrist band, album launch event invite, and a replica AAA pass.

Blues And BeyondGary Moore

01. Enough Of The Blues
02. Tell Me Woman
03. Stormy Monday
04. That’s Why I Play The Blues
05. Power Of The Blues
06. Ball And Chain
07. Looking Back
08. Surrender
09. Cold Black Night
10. There’s A Hole
11. Getaway Blues
12. We Want Love
13. Memory Pain
14. The Prophet

01. You Upset Me Baby
02. Bring My Baby Back
03. I Can’t Quit You Baby
04. World Of Confusion
05. Picture Of The Moon
06. Can’t Find My Baby
07. Drowning In Tears
08. Evil
09. My Baby (She’s So Good To Me)
10. Ain’t Got You
11. Just Can’t Let You Go
12. How Many Lies
13. Torn Inside
14. Parisienne Walkways (Live)

CD3 (Blues And Beyond Live (previously unreleased) box set only):
01. Walking By Myself
02. Oh Pretty Woman
03. Need Your Love So Bad
04. Since I Met You Baby
05. Surrender
06. Cold Black Night
07. All Your Love
08. Still Got The Blues

CD4 (Blues And Beyond Live (previously unreleased) box set only):
01. Too Tired
02. The Sky Is Crying
03. Further On Up The Road
04. Fire
05. The Blues Is Alright
06. Enough Of The Blues (Alternative)
07. The Prophet

Celebratory The Purple Tour by Whitesnake To Be Released

Before David Coverdale achieved world wide fame as a major component of Whitesnake, he was a wunderkind in Deep Purple. Asked to join the band in 1973 at the age of 22, Coverdale made a great argument for replacing departed Ian Gillan. Sadly, after just three albums (Burn – 1974, Stormbringer – 1974, Come Taste The Band – 1975), Coverdale reluctantly left the band. Afterwards, he formed Whitesnake, and the rest is simple history.

On December 15, Rhino Records will revisit what is known as The Purple Tour with Whitesnake as the band. In 2015, Whitesnake released The Purple Album with selected Coverdale-era Deep Purple re-recorded tracks (six from Burn, five from Stormbringer, and two from Come Taste The Band). After the album was issued, the band went on their The Purple Tour to celebrate the Deep Purple years with Coverdale at the mic!

The Purple Tour will be released on CD, 2LP, and video combo packs, CD/DVD, and CD/BD sets. With the DVD and Blu-ray sets, there will be the concert video (in 5.1 Surround as well as Stereo), a promo video of “Burn”, an interview: On The Hot Seat with Michel Devin, and four hi-resolution tracks presented in 5.1 Surround audio.


Upcoming 3CD/4LP/1BD-Audio 40th Anniversary Edition of Rush Classic, A Farewell To King

Rush has had no lack of fans over the course of their long-running tenure. With nary a change in personnel, or a disruption in creativity, Rush has maintained a solid fanbase. During their heights, they sold several million copies of 2112, and four million units of Moving Pictures. Rush sold platinum through 1991 with Roll The Bones. Even afterwards, during a period of drastic change and interest, Rush never sold below Gold status, their last being Clockwork Angels from 2012. But it was officially A Farewell To Kings that gave them the legitimate push into Top40 radio with the release and acceptance of “Closer To The Heart”.

On December 1, the band celebrates the 40th anniversary of A Farewell To Kings with a massive and lavish edition of a Super Deluxe Edition Box of the classic album.

The SDE Box will provide 3CDs (original album with 2015 remaster, and a complete show from the Dec , a high resolution 5.1 Surround and a Stereo set of mixes by Steven Wilson on a BD-Audio disc (and three videos), 4LPs of high quality 180g-weight vinyl (and an included DD rights card). The beautifully redesigned cover on the box and more bonuses inside include a unique Kings Ring held within a custom velvet pouch, a richly designed book with photos, a massive essay, notes, credits, memorabilia, two newly designed lithographs, three baseball cards, a 12″ turntable mat, and a replica A Farewell To Kings tour program.

But if all of that definiteness is too rich for you because you’re not THAT great a fan, or you simply refuse to spend that kind of money, then here are several other configurations of this new set.

There will be a three CD set that will contain the same content found on the 3CDs within the SDE. There is also a separately available 4LP set. And as usual, there is DD availability.

A Farewell To Kings (40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition) – Rush

CD1 (Original Album):

01 – A Farewell To Kings
02 – Xanadu
03 – Closer To The Heart
04 – Cinderella Man
05 – Madrigal
06 – Cygnus -X1 – Book 1 – The Voyage

CD2 (Live at Hammersmith Odeon – February 20, 1978):

01 – Bastille Day
02 – Lakeside Park
03 – By-Tor  The Snow Dog
04 – Xanadu
05 – A Farewell To Kings
06 – Something For Nothing
07 – Cygnus X1

CD3 (Live at Hammersmith Odeon – February 20, 1978):

01 – Anthem
02 – Closer To The Heart
03 – 2112
04 – Working Man
05 – Fly By Night
06 – In The Mood
07 – Drum Solo
08 – Cinderella Man
09 – Xanadu – Dream Theater
10 – Closer To The Heart – Big Wreck
11 – Cinderella Man – The Trews
12 – Madrigal – Alain Johannes
13 – Cygnus X-2 EH – Rush


96kHz 24-bit 5.1 Surround Mix by Steven Wilson
01 – A Farewell To Kings
02 – Xanadu
03 – Closer To The Heart
04 – Cinderella Man
05 – Madrigal
06 – Cygnus -X1 – Book 1 – The Voyage

96kHz 24-bit Original Stereo Analog 2015 Remaster
01 – A Farewell To Kings
02 – Xanadu
03 – Closer To The Heart
04 – Cinderella Man
05 – Madrigal
06 – Cygnus -X1 – Book 1 – The Voyage


1977 Promo Videos:

01 – A Farewell To Kings
02 – Xanadu
03 – Closer To Te Heart



Wilco Revisits Being There (1996) With A Remastered 5CD and 4LP Deluxe Editions

The Chicago-based band known as Wilco played a country-flavored alternative music that was immensely popular back in the ’90s. With members from another like band, Uncle Tupelo, Wilco began the climb to Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, the album that put the band over the top. Currently, the band has ten studio works to its catalog including 2016’s Schmilco. One of the earlier albums, Being There, from 1996, was responsible for a doubling of their growing fanbase.

On December 1, Rhino Records will  revisit this sophomore classic of Being There with a 5CD Deluxe Edition. The new reissue will feature a new remaster of the album over two CDs, with subsequent discs offering a handful of alternates and alternate mixes, a live show from the Troubadour (LA), and four songs from a KCRW radio broadcast. A stuffed booklet with photos, essays, notes, credits, memorabilia, etc  will complete the set.

Rhino will also issue a 4LP Remastered Edition of this album, same date. There will be Digitally downloadable files made available as well.

Being There (Deluxe Edition) – Wilco

CD1 (Original Album – Pt 1):

01 Misunderstood
02 Far, Far Away
03 Monday
04 Outtasite (Outta Mind)
05 Forget The Flowers
06 Red-Eyed And Blue
07 I Got You (At The End Of The Century)
08 What’s The World Got In Store
09 Hotel Arizona
10 Say You Miss Me

CD2 (Original Album – Pt 2):

01 Sunken Treasure
02 Someday Soon
03 Outta Mind (Outta Sight)
04 Someone Else’s Song
05 Kingpin
06 (Was I) In Your Dreams
07 Why Would You Wanna Live
08 The Lonely 1
09 Dreamer In My Dreams

CD3 (Previously Unreleased Bonus Tracks):

01 Late Blooming Son
02 I Got You (Dobro Mix Warzone)
03 Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind (Alternate)
04 Far Far Away (Dark Side Of The Room)
05 Dynamite My Soul
06 Losing Interest
07 Why Would You Wanna Live (Alternate)
08 Sun’s A Star
09 Capitol City
10 Better When I’m Gone
11 Dreamer In My Dreams (Alternate Rough Take)
12 Say You Miss Me (Alternate)
13 I Got You (Alternate)
14 Monday (Party Horn Version)
15 I Can’t Keep From Talking

CD4 (Remastered Live at The Troubadour – 11/16/1996):

01 Sunken Treasure
02 Red-Eyed And Blue
03 I Got You (At The End Of The Century)
04 Someone Else’s Song
05 Someday Soon
06 Forget The Flowers
07 New Madrid
08 I Must Be High
09 Passenger Side (Punk Version)
10 Passenger Side
11 Hotel Arizona
12 Monday
13 Say You Miss Me

CD5 (Remastered Live at The Troubadour – 11/16/1996 continued, and Live on KCRW 11/13/96):

[Live At The Troubadour 11/16/96]
14 Outtasite (Outta Mind)
15 The Long Cut
16 Kingpin
17 Misunderstood
18 Far, Far Away
19 Give Back The Key To My Heart
20 Gun
[Live On KCRW 11/13/96]
01 Sunken Treasure
02 Red-Eyed And Blue
03 Far, Far Away
04 Will You Love Me Tomorrow