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Tusk by Fleetwood Mac Gets Massive Update For December

Tusk 3CD Deluxe FMYou may have an opinion of Tusk, the 1979 2LP set by Fleetwood Mac. Clearly, it was a step away from the usual fare provided by this particular lineup. But for me, it contained one of my favorite FM songs of this lineup. “Sara” performed well on the charts in all radio markets. On the LP, it clocked in a over six minutes. It endured an edit for radio that trimmed it to twenty seconds shy of five minutes. The title song was a favorite of others although it was considered highly experimental.

On December 4, Rhino and Warner Music will deliver to fans of the band a remastered and incredibly expanded Tusk. It will contain a treasure box filled with what is an alternate version of the album complete with session outtakes, demos, remixes, single edits, and more. So, there’s plenty to be excited about for everyone.

There will be a standard single CD issue, a 3CD Deluxe Edition, possibly a 2LP Edition (not currently listed), and a Super Deluxe Edition that will offer 5CDs, 2LPs, and a DVD-Audio disc containing a 5.1 Surround Sound mix of the album.

The booklets for these sets, (Box for the Super Deluxe, digipaks for the other two) will contain new photos, liner notes, and interviews with the band for this edition.

Fleetwood Mac Tusk Super Deluxe Edition

Enjoy it, Fleetwood Mac fans!

Track Listing – Tusk – Fleetwood Mac
Disc One: Original Album Remastered
“Over & Over”,“The Ledge”,“Think About Me”,“Save Me A Place”,“Sara”,“What Makes You Think You’re The One”,“Storms”,“That’s All For Everyone”,“Not That Funny”, “Sisters Of The Moon”, “Angel”, “That’s Enough For Me”, “Brown Eyes”, “Never Make Me Cry”, “I Know I’m Not Wrong”, “Honey Hi”, “Beautiful Child”, “Walk A Thin Line”, “Tusk” and “Never Forget”.

Tusk (Expanded 3CD Digi-pack)
This EXPANDED EDITION features 3 CDs including the remastered original album, an alternate version of the complete album made up of session outtakes, most of which have never been released, as well as an additional selection of singles, demos and remixes, including an outtake of “Think About Me,” an early version of “That’s Enough For Me” called “Out On The Road,” plus several incarnations of “I Know I’m Not Wrong.

”TUSK is also available as a 1 disc and 5 disc deluxe version.

Track Listing
Disc One: Original Album Remastered
“Over & Over”,“The Ledge”,“Think About Me”,“Save Me A Place”,“Sara”,“What Makes You Think You’re The One”,“Storms”,“That’s All For Everyone”,“Not That Funny”, “Sisters Of The Moon”, “Angel”, “That’s Enough For Me”, “Brown Eyes”, “Never Make Me Cry”, “I Know I’m Not Wrong”, “Honey Hi”, “Beautiful Child”, “Walk A Thin Line”, “Tusk” and “Never Forget”.

Disc Two: Singles, Outtakes, Sessions
“Think About Me” – Single Version
“That’s All For Everyone” – Remix
“Sisters Of The Moon” – Remix
“Not That Funny” – Remix
“Sara” – Single Version
“Walk A Thin Line” – Song #3
“Honey Hi” – Alternate Version
“Storms” – Alternate Version
“Save Me A Place” *
“Never Make Me Cry”
“Out On The Road” (aka “That’s Enough For Me”) – Alternate Version *
“I Know I’m Not Wrong” – Lindsey’s Song #1 (Demo)
“I Know I’m Not Wrong” *
“I Know I’m Not Wrong” *
“I Know I’m Not Wrong” *
“I Know I’m Not Wrong” *
“I Know I’m Not Wrong” *
“Tusk” – Demo *
“Tusk” – “Stage Riff” (Demo) *
“Tusk” Outtake Track *
“Tusk” Outtake Mix *
“Tusk” – USC Version

Disc Three: The Alternate Tusk
“Over & Over”*
“The Ledge”
“Think About Me”
*Save Me A Place” *
“Sara”
“What Makes You Think You’re The One” *
“Storms” *
“That’s All For Everyone” *
“Not That Funny” *
“Sisters Of The Moon”
“Angel” *
“That’s Enough For Me” *
“Brown Eyes” *
“Never Make Me Cry” *
“I Know I’m Not Wrong” *
“Honey Hi” *
“Beautiful Child” *
“Walk A Thin Line” *
“Tusk” *
“Never Forget” *

* Previously Unreleased

Tusk (Deluxe Edition 5CD/1DVD-A/2 Vinyl
This DELUXE EDITION delves deep into the vaults with five CDs including the remastered original album, an alternate version of the complete album made up of session outtakes, most of which have never been released, as well as an additional selection of singles, demos and remixes, including an outtake of “Think About Me,” an early version of “That’s Enough For Me” called “Out On The Road,” plus several incarnations of “I Know I’m Not Wrong.”

Also included are two discs loaded with 22 unreleased performances from the band’s 1979 Tusk tour with selections from concerts in London, Tucson, and St. Louis. It includes live versions of album tracks like “Sara, “Over And Over” and “Save Me A Place,” as well as favorites like “Landslide,” “You Make Loving Fun,” “Rhiannon,” “Don’t Stop” and “Go Your Own Way.”

Completing the Deluxe Edition is a 5.1 surround mix of Tusk on DVD-Audio and vinyl of the original album on 2-LPs.

The collection comes housed in an elegant box reminiscent of the acclaimed Rumours Deluxe Edition with a booklet that has extended liner notes that feature new interviews with all the band members.

TUSK is also available as a 1 disc and 3 disc version.

Track Listing
Disc One: Original Album Remastered
“Over & Over”,“The Ledge”,“Think About Me”,“Save Me A Place”,“Sara”,“What Makes You Think You’re The One”,“Storms”,“That’s All For Everyone”,“Not That Funny”, “Sisters Of The Moon”, “Angel”, “That’s Enough For Me”, “Brown Eyes”, “Never Make Me Cry”, “I Know I’m Not Wrong”, “Honey Hi”, “Beautiful Child”, “Walk A Thin Line”, “Tusk” and “Never Forget”.

Disc Two: Singles, Outtakes, Sessions
“Think About Me” – Single Version
“That’s All For Everyone” – Remix
“Sisters Of The Moon” – Remix
“Not That Funny” – Remix
“Sara” – Single Version
“Walk A Thin Line” – Song #3
“Honey Hi” – Alternate Version
“Storms” – Alternate Version
“Save Me A Place” *
“Never Make Me Cry”
“Out On The Road” (aka “That’s Enough For Me”) – Alternate Version *
“I Know I’m Not Wrong” – Lindsey’s Song #1 (Demo)
“I Know I’m Not Wrong” *
“I Know I’m Not Wrong” *
“I Know I’m Not Wrong” *
“I Know I’m Not Wrong” *
“I Know I’m Not Wrong” *
“Tusk” – Demo *
“Tusk” – “Stage Riff” (Demo) *
“Tusk” Outtake Track *
“Tusk” Outtake Mix *
“Tusk” – USC Version

Disc Three: The Alternate Tusk
“Over & Over”*
“The Ledge”
“Think About Me”
*Save Me A Place” *
“Sara”
“What Makes You Think You’re The One” *
“Storms” *
“That’s All For Everyone” *
“Not That Funny” *
“Sisters Of The Moon”
“Angel” *
“That’s Enough For Me” *
“Brown Eyes” *
“Never Make Me Cry” *
“I Know I’m Not Wrong” *
“Honey Hi” *
“Beautiful Child” *
“Walk A Thin Line” *
“Tusk” *
“Never Forget” *

Disc Four: Tusk Tour Live 1
Intro *
“Say You Love Me” *
“The Chain” *
“Don’t Stop” *
“Dreams” *
“Oh Well” *
“Rhiannon” *
“Over And Over” *
“That’s Enough For Me” *
“Sara” *
“Not That Funny” *
“Tusk” *

Disc Five: Tusk Tour Live 2
“Save Me A Place” *
“Landslide” *
“What Makes You Think You’re The One” *
“Angel” *
“You Make Loving Fun” *
“I’m So Afraid” *
“World Turning” *
“Go Your Own Way” *
“Sisters Of The Moon” *

* Previously Unreleased

 

The MGM Years 1965-1973 For Roy Orbison In December Plus More

Back in August, the news that there would be a collected Box set for later Roy Orbison classics was well-received. The Box, which will contain thirteen CDs of new 2015 remastering of all the tracks, was being referred to as Roy Orbison – The MGM Years 1965-1973. Much, if not all of the details have already been released so there is little need to recap all of that here. This new Boxed set is currently scheduled for December 4.

The MGM Years 1965-1973 will deliver 156 newly remastered songs including a rarities collection being called One Of The Lonely Ones. That album was recorded, yet shelved back in 1969. It has been unreleased until now. A standalone copy of that album was expected to be provided “free” to the first 500 pre-orders (which is likely already exceeded by now).

In addition to the release of this magnificent Box that will please devout fans, all of the albums are on the calendar (same date) for individual purchasing. Each title will be additionally distributed as digital downloads for those that are here, there, everywhere. There will be vinyl LPs issued for each titles as well as an assembled Box with all LP titled included with the same 2015 remaster provided (and same date of issue).

Titles include:

There Is Only One Roy Orbison (1965)
The Orbison Way (1966)
The Classic Roy Orbison (1966)
Roy Orbison Sings Don Gibson (1967)
Cry Softly Lonely One (1967)
Roy Orbison’s Many Moods (1969)
Hank Williams The Roy Orbison Way (1970)
Memphis (1972)
Milestones (1973)
The Fastest Guitar Alive OMPS (1967)
The Big O (1970)
Roy Orbison Sings (1972)
One Of The Lonely Ones (1969)

The booklet should be a stunning involvement.

Roy Orbison - The MGM Years 1965-1973

 

Collectible 7″ Mono Vinyl Singles Box For Cream, The Singles 1967-1970, In December

TheSingles 1967-1970 CreamWith vinyl fast becoming the ascendant physical media for music, it is no surprise to see these many collectible vinyl sets that include not only complete LP collections, but also sets of vinyl singles. The Who are steadily releasing boxed sets to encompass all of their released singles over the course of their career. This time, it’s Cream!

On December 4, Polydor Records will reissue ten collectible vinyl singles of Cream tracks within a library-worthy lid and tray Box storage container. The ten singles (list below) are mono, and represent original replicas from Atco, Polydor, and Reaction record labels. Each single is sleeved inside new sleeve designs.

The set is being referred to as The Singles 1967-1970.

Cream Singles Box Vinyl 7

 

The Singles 1967-1970   Cream
List

Single 1: Reaction 591007
Wrapping Paper 2.24
Cat’s Squirrel 2.59

Single 2: Reaction 591011
I Feel Free 2.48
NSU 2.43

Single 3: Atco 6522
Spoonful – Part I 2.25
Spoonful – Part II 2.28

Single 4: Reaction 591015
Strange Brew 2.45
Tales Of Brave Ulysses 2.50

Single 5: Polydor 56258
Anyone For Tennis 2.37
Pressed Rat And Warthog 3.12

Single 6: Polydor 56286
Sunshine Of Your Love 4.11
SWLABR 2.30

Single 7: Polydor 56300
White Room 4.58
Those Were The Days 2.52

Single 8: Atco 6646
Crossroads 4.16
Passing The Time 4.31

Single 9: Polydor 56315
Badge 2.43
What A Bringdown 3.56

Single 10: Atco 6708
Lawdy Mama 2.47
Sweet Wine 3.16

 

Classic Simple Minds Album, Once Upon A Time, Receive 2015 Remaster and Expanded Tracks In December

Simple Minds 2015 coverOne of the great bands to come out of the developing latter part of the ’70s is Simple Minds. Beginning with their promising Life In A Day (1979), Reel To Real Cacophony (1979), Empires And Dance (1980), and Sons And Fascination (1981), the band had slowly built up a devout fan-base. By the time of their excellent New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84), released in 1982, they were well on their way to stardom. With their breakthrough album, Sparkle In the Rain (1984), they had set the stage for years to come as a solid band intent on providing their still rabid fanbase with music that was fresh (and they still do!). With the inclusion to their catalog of their non-album track, “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”, (not written by the band), for the popular film, The Breakfast Club, Simple Minds were at their peak.

They released Once Upon A Time in 1985, an album release that poured four high-charting singles into the public consciousness. Thaat’s a great feat for any band on any album, even if the album itself is a classic one.

On December 4, Rhino Records will reissue Once Upon A Time with a new remaster. The reissue will expand into several variations that will include standard CD, Digital Download, 180-weight LP, a 2CD Deluxe with collected radio edits, singles, b-sides, live tracks, and remixes, a BD-Audio (Blu-ray) edition with Surround Sound mixes, and a Super Deluxe 5CD/DVD set that will include another CD of bonus tracks, and the complete Live In The City Of Lights on DVD and CD. A 36-page booklet is included to make the set more attractive!

Currently, the track-listing is unavailable. When they become available, I will update.

Simple Minds Once upon A Time 2015

 

Gimme Fiction by Spoon To Receive 10th Anniversary Remaster and Bonus Tracks

Spoon Gimme Fiction 10th Anniversary DeluxeIn 1994, Spoon, an Austin, TX band, released their first collection of music. The EP was called Nefarious, a four-track vinyl offering. Once signed to Matador Records (releasing Telephono (1996)), and Elektra Records (A Series Of Sneaks (1998)), the band eventually ended up more successfully on Merge Records. With the release of their Girls Can Tell in 2001, the band set the stage for a grand run. Their last with Merge Records was Transference, released in 2010.

The band’s fifth album (their third with Merge), Gimme Fiction was originally released in 2005. On December 11, Merge Records will celebrate the album’s 1oth Anniversary with a 2CD Deluxe Edition that will not only provide a 2015 remaster of the album, but will also offer a second CD of previously unreleased demos that support the album.

The 2CD Deluxe Edition of Gimme Fiction discovers twelve demos, and will, in addition, offer nine additional bonus tracks via download card (see track-list). The set will include a 56-page booklet with more photos, and an extensive history of the making of the album. The housing of this 2CD set is double digipack with a 12-panel insert. The downloadable content is being referred to as Odds and Ends.

There will also be a 2LP set provided, pressed on audiophile grade 180g-weight black vinyl. The LP set will be set apart with the attractive inclusion of a 24″ x 36″ poster. The 2LP set will add in a 24-page booklet, and be housed in a gatefold jacket. The download coupon for the bonus nine tracks is also inserted into this 2LP Deluxe package.

Gimme Fiction – Spoon
Track-List

CD1:

01 – The Beast And The Dragon, Adored
02 – The Two Sides Of Monsieur Valentine
03 – I Turn My Camera On
04 – My Mathematical Mind
05 – The Delicate Place
06 – Sister Jack
07 – I Summon You
08 – The Infinite Pet
09 – Was It You?
10 – They Never Got You
11 – Merchants Of Soul

CD2 (Home Demos):

01 – I Summon You (First Demo)
02 – Was It You?
03 – I’ve been Good Too Long
04 – Sister Jack (Piano Demo)
05 – The Beast And Dragon, Adored
06 – My Mathematical Mind
07 – They Never Got You
08 – The Two Sides Of Monsieur Valentine
09 – Delicate Place
10 – The Infinite Pet
11 – Merchants Of Soul
12 – Dear Mr Landlord

Gimme Fiction Odds and Ends (Downloadable Bonus Tracks):

01 – The Beast And Dragon, Adored (Rehearsal)
02 – Sister Jack (Up Demo)
03 – I Turn My Camera On (First Demo)
04 – My Mathematical Mind (First Rehearsal)
05 – 5Tear Me Down (First Demo)
06 – The Delicate Place (Vanderslice + Solter Version)
07 – I Wanna Go (Demo)
08 – I Summon You (Electric Demo)
09 – My Mathematical Mind (Vanderslice + Solter Version)

 

 

Three Classic Stones Titles In Limited Edition LP/Lithograph Sets To Be Re-Released In November

In June of this year (2015), I posted this announcement of three Rolling Stones albums that were being offered by several top-shelf art galleries as classy 16″ x 16″ lithographs (in addition to the album). They were exclusive, limited edition sets that had the plates expected to be destroyed at their their 2500 (each title) run. (Read here.)

On November 17, Abkco Records and Time/Life will re-release these lithograph titles (while I don’t know the actual specs of the lithograph, I’m betting that they will NOT be the 16″ x 16″ sized ones offered by the galleries. Instead – I’m guessing – they will be re-released as replica 12″ x 12″ sized lithographs).

The titles were Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out (1970), 12×5 (1964), and Let It Bleed (1969). These will be the same titles being re-released on November 17. Each LP will be pressed on clear vinyl.

Stones Lithograph LPs

 

Too Old To Rock And Roll: Too Young To Die! From Jethro Tull Gets Steven Wilson Treatment

It looks as if the Jethro Tull/Steven Wilson machine is continuing to move right along, as expected. This time, the new updates from the catalog of Jethro Tull goes to Too Old To Rock And Roll: Too Young To Die! from 1976. That album followed Minstrel In The Gallery, and preceded the perfect Songs From The Wood (1977).

On November 27, two editions of Too Old To Rock And Roll: Too Young To Die! will be made available. Here are the breakdowns:

The TV Special Edition Deluxe will provide a previously re-recorded, but commercially unavailable version of the album planned for a 1976 UK television special. Of course, there will be a truncated original album release (with five tracks) as well as a series of demos, instrumentals, outtakes, and early takes. But, with Steve Wilson, you also get remixes that include high-resolution Stereo (96kHz/24-bit) and the always anticipated 5.1 Surround Sound (DTS, Dolby Digital).

The included book will be 80 pages with an in-depth essay, track by track annotations, lyrics, many photos, and much, much more related to the recording of the album and other things surrounding its release and presentation.

The housing is the usual attractive book-styled casing.

Jethro Tull Too Old To Rock and Roll

The 2CD/2DVD Edition is filled with many good things:

Too Old For Rock And Roll: Too Young To Die! – Jethro Tull
Track-listing:

CD1 (Re-recorded album for TV Special):

01. Prelude*
02. Quiz Kid*
03. Crazed Institution*
04. Salamander*
05. Taxi Grab*
06. From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser*
07. Bad Eyed And Loveless*
08. Big Dipper*
09. Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll, Too Young To Die!*
10. Pied Piper*
11. The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive)*

Five Original LP Tracks:

12. From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser
13. Bad Eyed And Loveless
14. Big Dipper
15. Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll, Too Young To Die!
16. The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive)

Monte Carlo Out-take:

17. Quiz Kid (Version 1)*

CD2 (Associated Recordings):

1. Salamander’s Rag Time *
2. Commercial Traveller *
3. Salamander (Instrumental) *
4. A Small Cigar (Acoustic Version)
5. Strip Cartoon
6. One Brown Mouse (Early Version) *
7. A Small Cigar (Orchestrated Version) *
8. Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll, Too Young To Die! (Demo) *

Original Album Flat Transfer:

9. Prelude
10. Quiz Kid
11. Crazed Institution
12. Salamander
13. Taxi Grab
14. From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser
15. Bad Eyed And Loveless
16. Big Dipper
17. Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll, Too Young To Die!
18. Pied Piper
19. The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive)

* Previously Unreleased

DVD 1 (Audio & Video):

Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll, Too Young To Die!
TV film with DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound and Dolby Digital Stereo
Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll, Too Young To Die!
TV audio in 96/24 stereo PCM
Five Original LP Tracks with DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound and 96/24 stereo PCM.

DVD 2 (Audio):

Associated recordings – with DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound and 96/24 stereo PCM:
Salamander’s Rag Time, Commercial Traveller, A Small Cigar (Acoustic Version), Strip Cartoon.

Associated recordings – in 96/24 stereo PCM:
Quiz Kid (version 1), One Brown Mouse (early version) Original Master Mix, Salamander (Instrumental), Strip Cartoon Original Master Mix, A Small Cigar (orchestrated version) Original Rough Mix, Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll, Too Young To Die! Demo.

A flat transfer of the original 1976 Quad LP Production Master with DTS 4.0 and Dolby Digital AC3 4.0 surround sound.

A flat transfer of the original 1976 LP master at 96/24 stereo PCM.

There will also be a single CD reissue with the re-recorded TV special set, and five original tracks.

Layout 1

CD1 (Re-recorded album for TV Special):

01. Prelude*
02. Quiz Kid*
03. Crazed Institution*
04. Salamander*
05. Taxi Grab*
06. From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser*
07. Bad Eyed And Loveless*
08. Big Dipper*
09. Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll, Too Young To Die!*
10. Pied Piper*
11. The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive)*

Five Original LP Tracks:

12. From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser
13. Bad Eyed And Loveless
14. Big Dipper
15. Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll, Too Young To Die!
16. The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive)

* Previously Unreleased

Betting that Songs From The Wood has next!

 

The Complete A&M Album Collection For Lee Michaels To Be Released In November

Lee Michaels Complete A&M Albums CollectionLee Michaels enjoyed a massive hit back in 1971 with “Do You Know What I Mean?”. It issued from his 5th (1971) album, later than most people get to exhibit some level of success. However, the music of Lee Michaels was quite good, and so A&M Records released seven titles including a 2LP Live set.

On November 20, Manifesto Records will release a 7CD Box called The Complete A&M Album Collection (Michaels recorded for Columbia and ABC as well). The seven titles will be newly remastered for this box. The packaging will replicate each album’s original artwork when first released. The seven titles include Carnival Of Life (1968), Recital (1968), Lee Michaels (1969), Barrel (1970), 5th (1971), Space And First Takes (1972), and Lee Michaels Live (1973).

The Box will include a massive 40-page booklet with photos, liner notes, takes from each album, credits, and memorabilia including poster shots, etc.

Lee Michaels was a favorite of mine. I won’t say that I collected all of his albums, but I did have a few. This, to me, would be a worthy add to my library, especially with its new remastering and historical review found in the booklet.

The Complete Studio Albums 1990-2000 For Pantera Coming In December

Atlantic Records and Rhino will revisit Pantera with a CD and LP multi editions that collect the Complete Studio albums by the band from 1990-2000.

The set is called, of course, The Complete Studio Albums 1990-2000. It will be released on a 5CD Box, as well as a 5LP Box. The 5LP Box will be released with colored vinyl, and will add in a bonus 7″ vinyl single to complete that LP box. The 7″ vinyl single will be two non-album tracks, “Piss” b/w “Avoid The Light”.

Both sets are currently expected on December 11.

Pantera

Deluxe Editions (with BD-Audio!) of Idlewild South by Allman Brothers Band Planned For November

ABB Idlewild SouthIdlewild South, the second Allman Brothers Band album, was released back in the rough terrain of the beginning ’70s. It followed a their eponymous debut by a mere ten months (bands were musically prolific and confident in those days). With much tour support, these two albums began to take on their own energy. Idlewild South contains the classic ABB version of “Midnight Rider”, a song later re-recorded by Gregg Allman for his Laid Back solo album. The Gregg Allman solo version charted well. Idlewild South is also home to another Allman Brothers Band classic, “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed”.

On November 27, Universal Music will release several versions of this album in an audio update, and expanded by a few bonus tracks. For fans of surround, the news becomes even better. There will be new upgraded mixes that will result in hi-resolution Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound. Canada Amazon is presenting a December 4 date of release. It may be that this set is now planned for that date is Canada is ahead of the rest in updating. We’ll see.

What we can expect are a Super Deluxe Edition 3CD/1BD-Audio package as well as a 2CD set, and a simple CD issue with new remaster for the minimalists who care not for extra frills and materials. Thus far, the track-list is unknown. When it becomes known, I will update this post!