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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

CD1:
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

CD2:
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

BD-Audio:

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

 

2CD 30th Anniversary Edition of Carly Simon 1987 Classic, Coming Around Again

Carly Simon has an impressive catalog of twenty-three studio albums including Never Been Gone, an acoustic re-record of her classic hits. A few years back, it was noted that she signed a deal that included her current catalog (as far as I understand). With that announcement, I had a lot of hope that there would be magnificent editions of her great albums including No Secrets, Anticipation, and her self-titled album that started it all off with “That’s The Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be”. Of course, none of that came to fruition. For whatever reasons, Never Been Gone was the last album we received. That was back in 2009…eight long years ago. But…

On October 27, Hot Shot Records, a division of UK’s great Cherry Red Records’ umbrella labels, will release a 2CD 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Coming Around Again. Coming Around Again was responsible for a resurgence of interest in Carly Simon after a steady decline of sales over five releases (Spy – 1979, Come Upstairs – 1980, Torch – 1981, Hello Big Man – 1983, and Spoiled Girl – 1985). Coming Around Again, a clever title for the unexpected resurgence, was released in 1987 on a new label (Arista Records), and gave her a well-deserved platinum record with two Grammy noms to go along with it.

The album generated four strong singles (“Coming Around Again”, “Give Me All Night”, “The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of”, “All I Want Is You”) that, along with a televised live special from Martha’s Vineyard, gained a new fanbase. (I should know as this edition of Carly Simon won the attention of my daughter, who may have played the CD more than I had!) The album also received strong FM play of”Two Hot Girls (On A Hot Summer Night)”.

This new 30th Anniversary Edition will feature new remastering, six bonus studio cuts, and eleven live performance tracks (see list below). An interview with Carly Simon is included.

Coming Around Again (30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) – Carly Simon

CD1 (Original Album, Bonus Track Inclusions):
01. Coming Around Again
02. Give Me All Night
03. As Time Goes By
04. Do the Walls Come Down
05. It Should Have Been Me
06. The Stuff That Dreams Are Made of
07. Two Hot Girls (On a Hot Summer Night)
08. You Have to Hurt
09. All I Want Is You
10. Hold What You’ve Got
11. Itsy Bitsy Spider
Bonus Tracks
12. Raining
13. The Wives Are in Connecticut
14. If It Wasn’t Love (From “Nothing in Common”)
15. Let the River Run (From “Working Girl”)
16. Sleight of Hand
17. Give Me All Night (12″ Extended Remix)

CD2 (Live: Carly in Concert – Coming Around Again):
01. Nobody Does It Better
02. You’re So Vain
03. It Happens Everyday
04. Anticipation
05. The Right Thing to Do
06. Do the Walls Come Down
07. You Belong to Me
08. Two Hot Girls (On a Hot Summer Night)
09. All I Want Is You
10. Coming Around Again/Itsy Bitsy Spider
11. Never Been Gone

 

3CD/1LP 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition OF Ramones Classic, Rocket To Russia

By now, there’s little doubt that Ramones left behind a massive vault of alternate mixes for their albums.  Since both the revered eponymous debut (1976), and its esteemed follow-up, Leave Home (1977), have now had 40th Anniversary remaster and expanded editions issued, it’s only the calendar that separates the others as they follow. And since nothing really needs to be said about Ramones, who are classic performers with an origin pinned to CBGBs, and the start of the Punk era in the US, we’ll just drop into this bit of news:

On November 24, Rhino Records will reissue Rocket To Russia, the third Ramones classic album released almost a year later after Leave Home, although still in the same year of 1977. Clearly, they were in their prime with originality and freshness still poppin’ for them. Rocket to Russia went further than their previous two to create a Pop effort loved by a wider group of listeners. Although an outtake from the previous Leave Home sessions, “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker”, as a single, helped Rocket To Russia become a more widely accepted album in a growing Punk music climate. Also from the new album was “Rockaway Beach”, and “Do You Wanna Dance?”, a Pop/Punk cover of the timeless and popular Bobby Freeman tune.

The new 40th Anniversary Edition of Rocket To Russia will be released as a 3CD/1LP collector’s set, as well as a single CD featuring only the newly remastered album. The Deluxe Edition contains the original album, and its tracking mix (first “official” recording of the song, pre-final mix) on the first CD, the second CD is a liberal collection of alternate mixes,and the third CD, a 25-song live set from Glasgow’s Apollo Centre from 1977. The included LP is simply the tracking mix on vinyl! There is no doubt about the included book adding excellent value to the entire package.

There is a single CD edition will provide the original album remastered.

Rocket To Russia (40th Anniversary Deluxe 3CD/1LP Edition) – Ramones 

CD1 (original remastered and tracking mix):
01. Cretin Hop (Remastered)
02. Rockaway Beach (Remastered)
03. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (Remastered)
04. Locket Love (Remastered)
05. I Don’t Care (Remastered)
06. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker (Remastered)
07. We’re A Happy Family (Remastered)
08. Teenage Lobotomy (Remastered)
09. Do You Wanna Dance? (Remastered)
10. I Wanna Be Well (Remastered)
11. I Can’t Give You Anything (Remastered)
12. Ramona (Remastered)
13. Surfin’ Bird (Remastered)
14. Why Is It Always This Way? (Remastered)
15. Cretin Hop (Tracking Mix)
16. Rockaway Beach (Tracking Mix)
17. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (Tracking Mix)
18. Locket Love (Tracking Mix)
19. I Don’t Care (Version 2) [Tracking Mix]
20. It’s A Long Way Back To Germany (Version 1) [Tracking Mix]
21. We’re A Happy Family (Tracking Mix)
22. Teenage Lobotomy (Tracking Mix)
23. Do You Wanna Dance? (Tracking Mix)
24. I Wanna Be Well (Tracking Mix)
25. I Can’t Give You Anything (Tracking Mix)
26. Ramona (Tracking Mix)
27. Surfin’ Bird (Tracking Mix)
28. Why Is It Always This Way? (Tracking Mix)

CD2 (Bonus tracks):
01. Why Is It Always This Way? (Mediasound Rough, Alternate Lyrics)
02. Rockaway Beach (Power Station Rough)
03. I Wanna Be Well (Power Station Rough)
04. Locket Love (Power Station Rough)
05. I Can’t Give You Anything (Power Station Rough)
06. Cretin Hop (Power Station Rough)
07. We’re A Happy Family (Power Station Rough)
08. Ramona (Mediasound Rough, Alternate Lyrics)
09. Do You Wanna Dance? (Mediasound Rough)
10. Teenage Lobotomy (Mediasound Rough)
11. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (Mediasound Rough)
12. I Don’t Care (Version 2) [Mediasound Rough]
13. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (Acoustic Version)
14. It’s A Long Way Back To Germany (Version 1) [Dee Dee Vocal]
15. Ramona (Sweet Little Ramona Pop Mix)
16. Surfin’ Bird (Alternate Vocal)
17. Teenage Lobotomy (Backing Track)
18. We’re A Happy Family (At Home With The Family)
19. Cretin Hop (Backing Track)
20. Needles And Pins (Demo Version)
21. Babysitter (B-Side Version) [Remastered]
22. It’s A Long Way Back To Germany (B-Side Version) [Remastered]
23. Joey RTR Radio Spot Promo
24. We’re A Happy Family (Joey & Dee Dee Dialogue)

CD3 (Live at Apollo Centre – Glasgow, Scotland  12/19/1977)
01. Rockaway Beach
02. Teenage Lobotomy
03. Blitzkrieg Bop
04. I Wanna Be Well
05. Glad To See You Go
06. Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
07. You’re Gonna Kill That Girl
08. I Don’t Care
09. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
10. Carbona Not Glue
11. Commando
12. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
13. Surfin’ Bird
14. Cretin Hop
15. Listen To My Heart
16. California Sun
17. I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You
18. Pinhead
19. Do You Wanna Dance?
20. Chain Saw
21. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World
22. Now I Wanna Be A Good Boy
23. Judy Is A Punk
24. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
25. We’re A Happy Family

LP Side One:
1. Cretin Hop (Tracking Mix)
2. Rockaway Beach (Tracking Mix)
3. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (Tracking Mix)
4. Locket Love (Tracking Mix)
5. I Don’t Care (Version 2) [Tracking Mix]
6. It’s A Long Way Back To Germany (Version 1) [Tracking Mix]
7. We’re A Happy Family (Tracking Mix)

LP Side Two:
1. Teenage Lobotomy (Tracking Mix)
2. Do You Wanna Dance? (Tracking Mix)
3. I Wanna Be Well (Tracking Mix)
4. I Can’t Give You Anything (Tracking Mix)
5. Ramona (Tracking Mix)
6. Surfin’ Bird (Tracking Mix)
7. Why Is It Always This Way? (Tracking Mix)

 

Big Country Immortalized In 5CD Collected Live Bootlegs Box (UK)

Bundled into the arrival of post-punk bands onto us musical landscape back in the early ’80s, Big Country brought a blend of Scottish folk into their decidedly post-punk compositions. From the release of their first album, The Crossing, they had the rapt attention of fans. The album contained the band’s Top40 hit, “In A Big Country”, as well as their earlier released single, “Harvest Home”, pre-The Crossing. (The late ’70s, early to mid ’80s were a fun, fun time. With Rock music in a clear and decisive musical change, many facets of the business were explored with a wealth of singles being released that were non-album. Not only that, fan clubs were massive with exclusivity and other rarities.If you loved a band, there were many ways to involve yourself.)

Unfortunately, Big Country began to lose their sales shine not long after their debut album. Steeltown arrived in 1984, followed by The Seer in 1986. That’s not to say – at all – that these albums were less than the original promised. They were musically as strong as the their promise offered. What happened was a strong crush of important and unavoidable bands stole proper attention. They released Peace In Our Time in 1988. Over time, the band would release six more albums, the last two without Stuart Adamson, one of the band’s important pieces. The res is, as they say, history.

Big Country still has a cult of fans. No surprise given the quality of songs they produced.

On November 24, the UK label, Cherry Red will release a 5CD set of collected live performance tracks to be called We’re Not In Kansas (The Live Bootleg Box Set 1993-1998). As figured from the strength of their studio recordings, Big Country was a live band to enjoy. The 5CD Box will chronicle Big Country’s live shows with Stuart Adamson, still much a vital and essential part of the DNA of the band. After their initial release of their ’80s classics, the band still toured in promotion of released albums. On this set, five shows are represented. In it you will hear sets from First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN (11/06/1993), Glascow Tower Records (06/23/1995), Stirling at the Macrobert Centre in Stirling, Scotland (04/29/1994), Rotterdam Rotown in the Netherlands (08/28/1995), Tappie Toories in Dunfermline, Scotland, (05/24/1998), and a single track (“Daydream Believer”) in Royal Tunbridge Wells at High Rocks (England) (06/09/1995).

The notes in the booklet contain an interview with Bruce Watson and Tony Butler.

We’re Not In Kansas (The Live Bootleg Box Set 1993-1998)Big Country

CD1 (First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN USA 06/11/1993):
01. ALL GO TOGETHER
02. WE’RE NOT IN KANSAS
03. LOOK AWAY
04. WHAT ARE YOU WORKING FOR
05. CHESTER’S FARM
06. WONDERLAND
07. PINK MARSHMALLOW MOON
08. SHIPS
09. LONG WAY HOME
10. ALONE
11. THE ONE I LOVE
12. IN A BIG COUNTRY

CD2 (First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN USA 06/11/1993; Tower Records – Glasgow, Scotland 06/23/1995):

[MINNEAPOLIS (06/11/93)]
01. CHANCE
02. LOST PATROL
03. DON’T FEAR THE REAPER
04. HEY HEY, MY MY

[GLASGOW TOWER RECORDS (06/23/95)]
05. YOU DREAMER
06. LOOK AWAY
07. I’M NOT ASHAMED
08. ONE IN A MILLION
09. SEND YOU
10. WE’RE NOT IN KANSAS
11. HEY HEY, MY MY
12. ROCKIN’ IN THE FREE WORLD

CD3 (Macrobert Centre – Stirling, Scotland 04/29/1994):

01. ALL GO TOGETHER
02. HARVEST HOME
03. KING OF EMOTION
04. LOOK AWAY
05. THIRTEEN VALLEYS
06. ONE GREAT THING
07. WINTER SKY
08. LONG WAY HOME
09. SHIPS
10. THE STORM
11. EVERYTHING I NEED
12. RIVER OF HOPE
13. JUST A SHADOW
14. WE’RE NOT IN KANSAS
15. COME BACK TO ME

CD4 (Macrobert Centre – Stirling, Scotland 04/29/1994; Rotterdam Rotown – Rotterdam, Netherlands 08/28/1995):

[STIRLING (04/29/94)]
01. PEACE IN OUR TIME
02. IN A BIG COUNTRY
03. CHANCE
04. ROCKIN’ IN THE FREE WORLD
05. DON’T FEAR THE REAPER

[ROTTERDAM ROTOWN (08/28/95)]
06. INTRODUCTION BY MARK
07. ALL GO TOGETHER #1
08. ALL GO TOGETHER #2
09. YOU DREAMER
10. LOOK AWAY
11. SHIPS
12. I’M NOT ASHAMED
13. JUST A SHADOW
14. LONG WAY HOME
15. THE STORM
16. THIRTEEN VALLEYS

CD5 (Rotterdam Rotown – Rotterdam, Netherlands 08/28/1995; Tappie Toories – Dumfermline, Scotland 05/24/1998; High Rocks – Royal Tunbridge Wells, England 06/09/1995):

[ROTTERDAM ROTOWN (08/28/95)]
01. DON’T FEAR THE REAPER
02. WE’RE NOT IN KANSAS
03. IN A BIG COUNTRY
04. PEACE IN OUR TIME
05. FOUND OUT ABOUT YOU
06. ROCKIN’ IN THE FREE WORLD
07. CHANCE
08. TRACKS OF MY TEARS

[TAPPIE TOORIES (05/24/98)]
09. YOU DREAMER
10. LOOK AWAY
11. CHANCE
12. IN A BIG COUNTRY

[TUNBRIDGE WELLS HIGH ROCKS (09/06/95)]
13. DAYDREAM BELIEVER

 

ELP To Release All Inclusive Fanfare 1970-1997 Box

When it comes to Emerson, Lake & Palmer, few bands have had the luxury they’ve enjoyed of being revisited in many ways in a short time. But they’ve been worth it. You may not need to replenish an already existing library as frequently as they’ve had their albums revisited, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have the opportunity or choice. I sure wish that many bands that I’ve loved over the years had just a portion of that attention to music.

(For years, I’ve envisioned a Deluxe Edition of Wishbone Ash’s magnificent Live Dates. With two discs of cherry-picked performance tracks from four shows, I’d LOVE to hear each show in their entirety. What a package that’s be!! Additionally, I have love for Crawler, the band that evolved from Back Street Crawler after Paul Kossoff’s death. I’d love to hear the original album (with “Stone Cold Sober”) remastered, as well as some live material, and perhaps some embryonic demos and alternate tracks. To hear “Stone Cold Sober” in its early form would be very, very cool!! And let’s not forget the insights a new booklet would provide us for both albums!)

On October 27, BMG will produce a Limited Edition Deluxe Box named Fanfare 1970-1997 that will house all eleven official ELP album releases (in their most recent remastering) within a lavish, numbered rigid matte-black Box with foil-blocked cover text. Those albums are:

  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970)
  • Pictures At An Exhibition (1971)
  • Tarkus (1971)
  • Trilogy (1972)
  • Brain Salad Surgery (1973)
  • Welcome Back , My Friends, To The Show That Never Ends (1974)  (2CD)
  • Works Volume 1 (1977) (2CD)
  • Works Volume 2 (1977)
  • Love Beach (1978)
  • Black Moon (1992)
  • In The Hot Seat (1994)

But nothing great sits alone. The box will also be blessed with:

  • Live in Rome & Milan Italy 1973 (previously unreleased) as a gatefold vinyl 3LP set
  • Previously unreleased CD albums, mastered by the
    internationally celebrated studio engineering team of
    Andy Pearce and Matt Wortham of:
    – LIVE AT POCONO INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY,
    LONG POND, PA, U.S.A., 9TH JULY 1972
    – LIVE AT WATERLOO CONCERT FIELD,
    STANHOPE NEW JERSEY, U.S.A., 13TH AUGUST 1992
    – LIVE AT BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONIC HALL,
    U.K., 27TH NOVEMBER 1992
    – ON THE BBC: THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST 1979,
    POP GOES SUMMER 1993
    – LIVE AT ÉLYSÉE MONTMARTRE, PARIS, FRANCE, 2ND JULY 1997
  • A Blu-ray Audio with hi-res Stereo and 5.1 Surround mixes of:
    – Emerson, Lake & Palmer (STEVEN WILSON, 2012)
    – Tarkus (STEVEN WILSON, 2012)
    – Trilogy(JAKKO M JAKSZYK, 2015)
    – Brain Salad Surgery (JAKKO M JAKSZYK, 2014)
  • Remastered 7″ vinyl singles wih reproduced original sleeve art of:
    – Lucky Man b/w Knife-Edge (1970)
    – Fanfare For The Common Man b/w Brain Salad Surgery (1977)
  • A Deluxe hardbound 12″ book with foil-blocked cover text containing photos, extensive notes and quotes
  • a reprinted original1970 promo poster, a 1972 promo brochure, and 1974 and 1992 tour programs replications
  • Metal and Enamel ELP logo pin badge

Overall, this Box contains 16CDs, 3LPs, 4BD-Audio, 2 7″ vinyl singles, as well as the previously mentioned printed material.

If you need the vast track-list, let me know, and I’ll get them to you.

 

New Steven Wilson Remix of XTC’s Black Sea

Every once in a while, a guy named Steven Wilson makes a group of fans deliriously happy. This is especially true if you happen to agree with Mr Wilson on bands that he loves (generally the only ones he’ll work with). In this case, it’s XTC, a band he has consistently worked with to remix their library of loved albums. A few days ago, SW took to social media to inform XTC fans that his next album to be released would be Black Sea.

Black Sea is XTC’s fourth album. Released in 1980, prior to English Settlement (1982), this album further helped to build on the growing love for this band. By 1980, XTC had released seven singles. Black Sea generated five hit singles all by its lonesome.

On November 10 (there is some rumor that this SW remix will be released later than this date. A page from Burning shed directly related to this release has been removed. So…who knows. We’ll stick with November 10 unless proven otherwise.), Black Sea will be released with the new Stereo remix, and a 5.1 Surround mix. As bonuses, there will be a selection of album-related material.

The CD/BD package will deliver the 2017 Stereo remix, a surround remix in 96kHz/24-bit LCPM version as well as a DTS-HD version in 96kHz/24-bit. A Stereo 96kHz/24-bit hi res is included on the BD. There will be additional songs from the sessions, as well as instrumental versions. Included will be demos (in mostly live form). There are three videos inclusions (“Towers of London”, “Generals & Majors”, “Respectable Street”).