Category Archives: Reissues

50th Anniversary 2CD and Picture Disc Vinyl LP of Grateful Dead Classic, Anthem Of The Sun

In 1968. one of Rock’s greatest collection of songs was released as Anthem Of The Sun. The recording band was The Grateful Dead, and this album was their second album, a bi of a year after their debut Warners album. It’s hard to imagine that fifty years have come and gone since the release of Anthem of the Sun. It featured an added drum kit with the newly added Mickey Hart. And it gave a brilliant playback of now classic tracks, most past the eight minute mark.

With a history of over fifteen studio albums, each as different as the previous. It’s no surprise that these albums keep showing back up. They’re strong and are deserving of repeat. Since 2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of the 1968 classic, Anthem Of The Sun, Grateful Dead Productions will assemble a 50th Anniversary 2CD Deluxe package for the occasion.

On July 13, watch for this 50th Anniversary set of Anthem of the Sun to materialize. As of this moment, I do not have a tracking list of bonus songs to accompany the original album. But it’s safe to say the new album will be remastered. As I become aware of the material being included, I’ll update this small piece of news. But a least we have a date!

On the same July 13th date, a 12″ vinyl Picture Disc of the 50th Anniversary Edition of Anthem of the Sun will also be released.

 

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.

 

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)

 

Mondo Deco, Underappreciated 1976 The Quick Release To Be Remastered and Expanded

Here’s a great piece of news for music obscurists!

When Kim Fowley introduced what would soon become a hit and legends in their own right, The Runaways, it was only a simplistic crossover to do the same with a young boy band. That’s when Fowley assembled The Quick.

The Quick were five talented LA-based lads with an ear to the ground, able to create catchy Pop/Rock tunes. Their only album, Mondo Deco, was released by Mercury Records back in 1976. And while it generated a fair excitement, it wasn’t enough to keep the band going past a three year existence. Nevertheless, through the years, Mondo Deco was an album easily revisited for its good music. And still is.

On June 1, Real Gone Music will release a newly remastered and expanded edition of Mondo Deco. This anticipated reissue represents several things. First and foremost, it is the FIRST time Mondo Deco is being released on CD. Secondly, this reissue of Mondo Deco will contain ten Mercury demos, as well as a bonus previously unreleased outtake from the Mondo Deco sessions.

The welcomed booklet will provide photos, an essay, new notes, and other grand things to cap off of one 2018’s exciting releases.

Thanks, Real Gone Music! I’m vastly excited!

Mondo Deco (Expanded and Remastered) – The Quick

Original Album
01. It Won’t Be Long
02. No No Girl
03. Playtime
04. Hillary
05. Anybody
06. Hi Lo
07. Rag Doll
08. Last In Line
09. My Purgatory Years
10. Don’t You Want It
Mercury Demos
11. No No Girl
12. Teacher’s Pet
13. Hi-Lo
14. Hillary
15. Rag Doll
16. My Purgatory Years
17. It Won’t Be Long
18. Heaven On Earth
19. Born Free
20. Don’t You Want It
Bonus Unreleased Track
21. Anybody (Outtake)

1989 Wishbone Ash Classic – Here To Hear- Re-emerges in July

Wishbone Ash has left behind a magnificent legacy in music. For them, they were able to effectively weather several lineup changes starting with the departure of Ted Turner, who was replaced by Home guitarist, Laurie Wisefield. But for a handful of albums, eventually Laurie Wisefield left and the band reunited with Ted Turner. In that time frame, Martin Turner had left, and returned. The vocal album that reunited the band without restrictions was Here To Hear. For many, that album delivered a collection of excellent songs. And we’re happy to have it.

On July  6, Music on CD will reissue the 1989 set, Here To Hear. As it is, I don’t know if it’s being remastered or will use a previous version. And while it would be interesting and welcomed (to have a massive update), especially if it followed on the path of the recent Twin Barrels Burning and Raw To The Bone reissues, if it’s a re-release, then that’s ok given its rarity. But, at the very least, a title that is quite difficult to find (if you’re looking), will be made available to us once again, and not at exorbitant pricing.

If you’re needing a copy of Here To Hear, let’s hope that this reissue, at the very least, provides a bare bones re-release. Bu if it’s more, then, well…

Hope for the best on this one.

Emmylou Harris 1985 Classic, The Ballad of Sally Rose, With 2CD Expanded And Remastered Reissue

To this day, Emmylou Harris is a recognized and adored singer from the ’70s and beyond. Even First Aid Kit has recorded a song using Emmylou as the title, referring to the love affair between  Emmylou and Gram Parsons (and Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash). From her starter days, Emmylou has recorded a series of excellent ‘must own’ albums, and have won fourteen out of a stunning forty-eight Grammy nominations.

In 1985. Emmylou Harris released an original concept album called The Ballad of Sally Rose. It’s conceptual origins are with Emmylou Harris’s relationship with troubled Rock star, Gram Parsons. (This is a new revelation to me.) For a Country audience, the album was a pleasure.

On June 1, Rhino and Warner Bros Records will release a 2CD Expanded and Remastered Edition of The Ballad of Sally Rose. In addition to the album being remastered, there will be a second CD of accumulated nine demo tracks for most of the songs on his album and a TV mix of “Bad News”.

The Ballad of Sally RoseEmmylou Harris

CD1 (Original Album Remastered):
01 The Ballad Of Sally Rose
02 Rhythm Guitar
03 I Think I Love Him / You Are My Flower
04 Heart To Heart
05 Woman Walk The Line
06 Bad News
07 Timberline (Remastered)
08 Long Tall Sally Rose
09 White Line
10 Diamond In My Crown
11 The Sweetheart Of The Rodeo
12 K-S-O-S
13 Sweet Chariot

CD2 (Bonus Tracks – Demos, TV Mix):

01 Timberline (Demo)
02 The Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (Demo)
03 Sweet Chariot (Demo)
04 The Ballad Of Sally Rose (Demo)
05 Heart To Heart (Demo)
06 Woman Walk The Line (Demo)
07 White Line (Demo)
08 Diamond In My Crown (Demo)
09 Rhythm Guitar (Demo)
10 Bad News (TV Mix)

 

Barclay James Harvest 1970 Debut Newly Remastered and Remixed in 3CD/DVD Box

In recorded music, Barclay James Harvest have released a string of well-received progressive gems beginning at a time when Progressive music was still in its infancy. And for the better part of a decade after their 1970 self-titled debut, they had the attention of a dedicated audience. With seven songs, the album set a tone for their style moving forward. Their epic 12-minute “Dark Now, My Sky” is a rich, orchestral tune that made it easy to love if you were a bit adventurous. With subsequent albums like Octoberon (1976), Gone To Earth (1977), Time Honoured Ghosts (1975), the band became even deeper.

On May 25, Esoteric Recordings (a division of Cherry Red UK) will release a 3CD/1DVD Boxed set of the eponymous Barclay James Harvest debut. It will present the original album with a new remaster, and expand it with a collection of thirty-three bonus tracks that will include singles (A/B sides), sessions tracks, outtakes, a new 5.1 Surround mix, and a new Stereo mix, all from the original master tapes. In addition, there will be 96kHz/24-bit high resolution Stereo mixes, and a series of live BBC broadcasts to make this set a definitive one. The DVD will contain those new 96kHz/24-bit mixes (5.1 Surround, New Stereo Mix, Original Stereo Mix).

The box will provide a richly designed 68-page book with photos, essays, notes, and many other things to detail the release of this album, and the emergence of a talent in this band. Additional bonus adds include a replica orchestral tour program, two replica press releases, a replica 1968-issued record store poster announcing the release of the “Early Morning” single, and a postcards set.

Barclay James HarvestBarclay James Harvest (3CD/DVD)

CD1 (Barclay James Harvest original album, singles, etc):

Original Stereo Mix Remastered
01. TAKING SOME TIME ON
02. MOTHER DEAR
03. THE SUN WILL NEVER SHINE
04. WHEN THE WORLD WAS WOKEN
05. GOOD LOVE CHILD
06. THE IRON MAIDEN
07. DARK NOW MY SKY
Bonus Tracks
A & B-sides of single released April 1968
08. EARLY MORNING
09. MR. SUNSHINE
Recorded at Advision Studios, London August 1968
10. POOLS OF BLUE
11. I CAN’T GO ON WITHOUT YOU
12. EDEN UNOBTAINABLE
Recorded at Chappell Studios, London August 1968 (mixed at Abbey Road Studios, September 1968)
13. POOLS OF BLUE
A/B-Sides of single released June 1969
14. BROTHER THRUSH
15. POOR WAGES
A-Side of Single released August 1970
16. TAKING SOME TIME ON

CD2 (New Stereo Mix of Original Album, bonus tracks):

New Stereo Mix of Barclay James Harvest
01. TAKING SOME TIME ON
02. MOTHER DEAR
03. THE SUN WILL NEVER SHINE
04. WHEN THE WORLD WAS WOKEN
05. GOOD LOVE CHILD
06. THE IRON MAIDEN
07. DARK NOW MY SKY
Bonus Tracks
Recorded a Chappell Studios, August 16, 1968
08. POOLS OF BLUE
Recorded at EMI Studios, Abbey Road, March 11, 1969
09. BROTHER THRUSH
10. POOR WAGES

CD3 (BBC Broadcasts, etc):

Mr Sunshine film version previously unreleased on CD
01. MR. SUNSHINE
Broadcast on BBC Radio One Top Gear, April 14, 1968 – Previously Unreleased
02. EARLY MORNING
BBC Radio One Top Gear Session recorded April 23, 1968 and broadcast on May 5, 1968
03. SO TOMORROW
04. EDEN UNOBTAINABLE
BBC Radio One Top Gear Session Recorded July 30, 1968 and broadcast August 4, 1968
05. NIGHT
06. POOLS OF BLUE
07. NEED YOU OH SO BAD
08. SMALL TIME TOWN
09. DARK NOW MY SKY
Woolley Wolstenholme original solo demo recorded at Preston House- Saddleworth in 1969 – Previously Unreleased
10. THE SUN WILL NEVER SHINE
BBC Radio One John Peel Sunday Concert records at BBC Paris Theatre, London February 11, 1971 and broadcast on February 21, 1971
11. DARK NOW MY SKY

DVD (Original Album and bonus tracks in New 5.1 Surround Mix of Barclay James Harvest, New 96kHz/24-bit Stereo Mix, 96kHz/24-bit Original Stereo Mix):

01. TAKING SOME TIME ON
02. MOTHER DEAR
03. THE SUN WILL NEVER SHINE
04. WHEN THE WORLD WAS WOKEN
05. GOOD LOVE CHILD
06. THE IRON MAIDEN
07. DARK NOW MY SKY
Bonus Tracks
Recorded at Chappell Studios, August 16, 1968
08. POOLS OF BLUE
Recorded at EMI Studios – Abbey Road on March 11, 1969
09. BROTHER THRUSH
10. POOR WAGES
Video
Mr Sunshine 1968 Short Film with:
01 EARLY MORNING
02 WASHING THE DISHES
03 MR. SUNSHINE