Category Archives: Reissues

UK’s Esoteric Records To Reissue GTR Album

GTR low_WEBGTR, a band formed by Steve Howe, and Steve Hackett back in 1985, didn’t have much of a life other than to provide fans of Progressive Rock with a single album. The band’s 1986 self-titled debut showed promise with decent charting in both the US, and the UK. It sold to Gold status , giving the band a sense of hope and acceptance. GTR was received with various levels of appreciation. Their decided non-use of keyboards in the framework of their music was one that intrigued fans, and alienated others. Despite the attempts to keep it at the forefront of several agendas, GTR faltered, and the band dissolved.

Their only album is being revisited by UK reissue label, Esoteric Records. The label will remaster the album, and expand it with an additional CD of material that highlights the band’s live setting with a 1986 set from LA. The live CD will feature fourteen performance tracks. Further, the 2CD Deluxe Edition will offer three bonus tracks that include a special 12″ GTR Mix of “The Hunter”, the single edit of “When The Heart Rules The Mind”, and a single edit of “The Hunter”. Also, there will be a booklet that restores artwork and content, as well as providing a new essay on the band.

Sounds like a good deal to me.

Track List: GTR – GTR (1986)


01. When The Heart Rules The Mind
02. The Hunter
03. Here I Wait
04. Sketches In The Sun
05. Jekyll And Hyde
06. You Can Still Get Through
07. Reach Out (Never Say No)
08. Toe The Line
09. Hackett To Bits
10. Imagining

11. The Hunter (Special GTR Mix)
12. When The Heart Rules The Mind (Single Version)
13. The Hunter (Single Version)

GTR: Live in Los Angeles – July 1986

01. Jekyll And Hyde
02. Here I Wait
03. Prizefighters
04. Imagining
05. Hackett To Bits
06. Spectral Mornings
07. I Know What You Like (In Your Wardrobe)
08. Sketches In The Sun
09. Pennants
10. Roundabout
11. The Hunter
12. You Can Still Get Through
13. Reach Out (Never Say No)
14. When The Heart Rules The Mind


Motown To Release Marvin Gaye 1961-1965 Box On CD

Marvin Gaye 1961-1965 CD BoxEarlier this year, Motown Records released a vinyl LP Box that collected the formative and defining first seven studio albums of Marvin Gaye. The vinyl Box was called Marvin Gaye 1961-1965. It included new vinyl of The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye (1961), That Stubborn Kinda Fellow (1962), When I’m Alone I Cry (1964), Together – Marvin Gaye and Mary Wells (1964), Hello Broadway (1964), How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You (1965), and Tribute To Nat King Cole (1965). With its release, it was inevitable that we get a CD Box soon. And here it comes.

On September 11, Motown will release the same Box set but for CD. More information to follow.

10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Wolfmother Debut Planned For September

Wolfmot_Wolfmot_CoverAr_250DPI72RGB1000166585The debut issue of Wolfmother by the Australian band of the same name was a huge success in Australia selling Platinum status FIVE times. While that was in 2005, that was an amazing feat. Elsewhere, Wolfmother’s first album turned Gold (sales of 500,000 copies) in the US, the UK, and Canada. Guess that album was somewhat a winner.

Since the eponymous first album, Wolfmother (with personnel changes at every stage) released Cosmic Egg (2009), and New Crown (2014). The last two albums did poorly, with Cosmic Egg achieving Platinum status in Australia, and not as well in other markets. New Crown did not chart at all. But everyone can easily say that the band’s first album was phenomenal.

On September 21, Universal Music will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the debut set with a 2CD Deluxe Edition that will provide a small collection of B-sides, remixes, demos, and live tracks (see track-list below). In addition to the planned 2CD set, Universal will reissue the album on vinyl LP, pressed on 180g-weight vinyl (first time in the US for vinyl LP). The 2LP set will come with a download card providing digital files of the Deluxe Edition. There will also be Digital Download files made separately available.

Wolfmother has completed recording on their fourth album, which is slated for release sometime in early 2016.

CD1: Wolfmother (Original Album)

01. Dimension
02. White Unicorn
03. Woman
04. Where Eagles Have Been
05. Apple Tree
06. Joker & The Thief
07. Colossal
08. Mind’s Eye
09. Pyramid
10. Witchcraft
11. Tales From The Forest Of Gnomes
12. Love Train
13. Vagabond

Bonus B-sides:
14. The Earth’s Rotation Around The Sun†
15. Vagabond (Acoustic Version)†
16. Joker & The Thief (Loving Hands Remix)†
17. Woman (Mstrkrft Remix)
18. Love Train (Chicken Lips Malfunction Remix)†

CD2: Demos, B-sides & Live

01. Dimension (Demo)*
02. White Unicorn (Demo)*
03. Woman (Early Days Demo)*
04. Apple Tree (Demo)*
05. Not Goin’ Home (Joker & The Thief – Demo)*
06. Colossal (Demo)*
07. Pyramid (Early Jam Demo)*
08. Witchcraft (Rehearsal Room Demo)*
09. Love Train (Rehearsal Room Demo)*
10. Vagabond (Rehearsal Room Demo)*
11. Woman (Live)†
12. Tales From The Forest Of Gnomes (Live)*
13. Mind’s Eye (Live)*
14. Dimension (Live)†
15. Where Eagles Have Been (Live)†

*Previously Unreleased
†Previously Unreleased in U.S.



1. Dimension
2. White Unicorn
3. Woman
4. Where Eagles Have Been


1. Apple Tree
2. Joker & The Thief
3. Colossal
4. Mind’s Eye


1. Pyramid
2. Witchcraft
3. Tales From The Forest Of Gnomes
4. Love Train
5. Vagabond

LP4 – Bonus B-sides

1. The Earth’s Rotation Around The Sun†
2. Vagabond (Acoustic Version)†
3. Joker & The Thief (Loving Hands Remix)†
4. Woman (Mstrkrft Remix)

*Previously Unreleased
†Previously Unreleased in U.S.

New Box Featuring Remastered Faces Albums Due In August

Faces You Can Make Me Dance Sing BoxThe beautiful thing about The Faces is that despite only four grand albums (First Step – 1970, Long Player – 1971, A Nod Is As Good As A Wink…To A Blind Horse – 1971, Ooh La La – 1973), they continue to pique the public’s interest. It’s been forty years (and a little more) since their demise but their genuine brand of Rock and Roll is still warmly embraced by their original fans.

In 2004, Rhino Records released a pleasing book-styled Box called Five Guys Walk Into A Bar…, with four CDs that gathered 67 tracks from their post-Small Faces iteration of the band that featured original Small Faces members Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan, and Kenney Jones, and new-comers, Ronnie Wood, and Rod Stewart. Many of the tracks are BBC tracks, while a large amount were near full representations of a few of their albums.

On August 28, Rhino will revisit the classic Faces band with a new 4CD Box, 1970-1975: You Can Make Me Dance, Sing Or Anything…, that will bring newly remastered CDs of their four studio sets along with previously unreleased bonus tracks. To further bring value to the box, the set will include a fifth CD, Stray Singles and B-Sides, with nine assorted Faces gems.

Faces 1970-1975 Box

The new Box will also release as a 5LP Box with 180g-weight vinyl.

I’m In!! Of course, I NEVER look a gift horse in the mouth (I’m so going to get this!), but I wish they would have mustered the energy to do up nice editions of their live set, Coast To Coast: Overture And Beginners, and their 1976 best of, Snakes And Ladders.

01. Wicked Messenger
02. Devotion
03. Shake, Shudder, Shiver
04. Stone
05. Around The Plynth
06. Flying
07. Pineapple And The Monkey
08. Nobody Knows
09. Looking Out The Window
10. Three Button Hand Me Down
11. Behind The Sun (Outtake) *
12. Mona – The Blues (Outtake) *
13. Shake, Shudder, Shiver (BBC Session) *
14. Flying (Take 3) *
15. Nobody Knows (Take 2)

01. Bad n Ruin
02. Tell Everyone
03. Sweet Lady Mary
04. Richmond
05. Maybe I’m Amazed
06. Had Me A Real Good Time
07. On The Beach
08. I Feel So Good
09. Jerusalem
10. Whole Lotta Woman (Outtake) *
11. Tell Everyone (Take 1) *
12. Sham-Mozzal (Instrumental – Outtake) *
13. Too Much Woman (Live) *
14. Love In Vain (Live) *

01. Miss Judy s Farm
02. You re So Rude
03. Love Lives Here
04. Last Orders Please
05. Stay With Me
06. Debris
07. Memphis
08. Too Bad
09. That s All You Need
10. Miss Judy s Farm (BBC Session) *
11. Stay With Me (BBC Session) *

01. Silicone Grown
02. Cindy Incidentally
03. Flags And Banners
04. My Fault
05. Borstal Boys
06. Fly In The Ointment
07. If I m On The Late Side
08. Glad And Sorry
09. Just Another Honky
10. Ooh La La
11. Cindy Incidentally (BBC Session) *
12. Borstal Boys (Rehearsal) *
13. Silicone Grown (Rehearsal) *
14. Glad And Sorry (Rehearsal) *
15. Jealous Guy (Live) *

01. Pool Hall Richard
02. I Wish It Would Rain (With A Trumpet)
03. Rear Wheel Skid
04. Maybe I m Amazed w
05. Oh Lord I m Browned Off
06. You Can Make Me Dance, Sing Or Anything (Even Take The Dog For A Walk, Mend A Fuse, Fold Away The Ironing Board, Or Any Other Domestic Short Comings) (UK Single Version)
07. As Long As You Tell Him
08. Skewiff (Mend The Fuse)
09. Dishevelment Blues

The Concert In Central Park from Simon and Garfunkel Repackaged As CD/DVD Deluxe Edition

The great folks at Legacy Records will reissue the Simon & Garfunkel 1981 concert set, The Concert In Central Park (1982), as a remastered, CD/DVD Deluxe Edition repackaging that combines the previously available CD and DVD. This set is scheduled for August 7. The set will be reissued on 2LP sets as well. The LPs will be pressed on 180g-weight vinyl. The CD/LP track-list is found below. The 2LP set will provide a digital download card of files that have already been released back in 2014.

The included DVD will feature the entire show.

Simon And Garfunkel The Concert In Central Park CDDVD

The Concert In Central Park – Simon and Garfunkel
01. Mrs. Robinson
02. Homeward Bound
03. America
04. Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
05. Scarborough Fair
06. April Come She Will
07. Wake up Little Susie
08. Still Crazy After All These Years
09. American Tune
10. Late in the Evening
11. Slip Slidin’ Away
12. A Heart In New York
13. Kodachrome / Mabellene; Kodachrome\ Mabellene
14. Bridge over Troubled Water
15. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
16. The Boxer
17. Old Friends
18. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)
19. The Sounds of Silence

01. Main Titles / Mrs. Robinson
02. Homeward Bound
03. America / Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
04. Scarborough Fair / April Come She Will
05. Wake Up Little Suzie / Still Crazy After All These Years
06. American Tune / Late in the Evening
07. Slip Slidin’ Away
08. A Heart in New York
09. Kodachrome / Mabellene
10. Bridge over Troubled Water
11. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
12. The Boxer
13. Old Friends / Bookends / Feelin’ Groovy
14. The Sound of Silence
15. Late in the Evening / End Credits

The Doors’ Full Circle/Other Voices Albums Coming to CD and LP In September

Elektra Records will release a 2CD set featuring Full Circle, and Other Voices. The two Doors classic albums will be joined by “Treetrunk”, a non-album B-side of “Get Up And Dance” from the Full Circle sessions. This, however, has been released before. It will likely be remastered as there are also 180g-weight vinyl sets coming for both albums. If there is remastering for the LPs, they will likely be included on this CD set.

The Full Circle/Other Voices sets are scheduled for September 4.


New Reissues In The Paul McCartney Archive Series, Tug Of War, Pipes Of Peace, Planned For September

I note that two new Paul McCartney reissues are now on the calendar. The two titles, Pipes of Peace (1983), and Tug of War (1982), have already been teased in the inserts to the previous Paul McCartney Archive Series. While there are no details that I’ve come across as to what’s on the offerings, the expected date of arrival for both are September 18.

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McCartney Tug Of War


McCartney Pipes Of Peace

Three Ten Years After Titles Reissue For Late June

There’s nothing new here that savvy fans haven’t already uncovered, but, in case you haven’t seen these being mentioned:

In the UK, Universal Music is gearing up to reissue expanded editions of the first two Ten Years After releases. Eventually, I’m sure that we’ll see these being released domestically in the US for their fans here.

On June 22, watch for Ten Years After (1967), Stonehenged (1969), and their first live set, Undead. (Each Deluxe Edition will be 2CD issues with extra content. I will update this page with better information as I get it.

The first album, the self-titled Ten Years After, will have 2CDs, and contain 29 tracks:

Ten Years AfterCD1:

01. I Want To Know
02. I Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes
03. Adventures Of A Young Organ
04. Spoonful
05. Losing The Dogs
06. Feel It For Me
07. Love Until I Die
08. Don’t Want You Woman
09. Help Me
10. I Want To Know
11. I Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes
12. Adventures Of A Young Organ
13. Spoonful
14. Losing The Dogs
15. Feel It For Me
16. Love Until I Die
17. Don’t Want You Woman
18. Help Me

01. Portable People
02. Portable People
03. The Sounds
04. The Sounds
05. Rock Your Mama
06. Spider In My Web
07. Hold Me Tight
08. (At The) Woodchopper’s Ball
09. Love Until I Die
10. Don’t Want You Woman
11. The Sounds

The second album is Stonehenged. It will be a 2CD set with 26 tracks:

Ten Years After StonehengedCD1:

01. Going To Try
02. I Can’t Live Without Lydia
03. Woman Trouble
04. Skoobly – Oobly
05. Hear Me Calling
06. A Sad Song
07. Three Blind Mice
08. No Title
09. Faro
10. Speed Kills
11. Going To Try
12. I Can’t Live Without Lydia
13. Woman Trouble
14. Skoobly – Oobly
15. Hear Me Calling
16. A Sad Song
17. Three Blind Mice
18. No Title
19. Faro
20. Speed Kills

Disc: 2

01. Hear Me Calling
02. Woman Trouble
03. Boogie On
04. Rock Your Mama
05. Portable People
06. I Ain’t Seen No Whisky

The third 2CD reissue will be Undead with 22 tracks:

Ten Years After UndeadCD1:

01. Rock Your Mama
02. Spoonful
03. Standing At The Crossroads
04. I Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes / Extension On One Chord
05. Woman Trouble
06. (At The) Woodchopper’s Ball
07. No Title Blues
08. I’m Going Home
09. Hear Me Calling
10. Woman Trouble
11. Standing At The Crossroads


01. Rock Your Mama
02. Spoonful
03. Standing At The Crossroads
04. I Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes / Extension On One Chord
05. Woman Trouble
06. (At The) Woodchopper’s Ball
07. No Title Blues
08. I’m Going Home
09. Hear Me Calling
10. Woman Trouble
11. Standing At The Crossroads


I Should Coco by Supergrass Gets 3CD 20th Anniversary Reissue In September

Supergrass I Should CocoThe music of Supergrass is best defined as a hard-edged, almost punkish, form of Pop/Rock style. They released their first album, I Should Coco back in 1995. The album produced successful singles like “Alright”, which reached number two on the UK charts. The others were “Caught By the Fuzz”, “Mansize Rooster”, “Lose It”, and “Lennie”. Anytime you have five singles from an album, you’re doing something right. And with I Should Coco being the band’s debut, it just meant they were warming up.

On September 4, Rhino Records, Parlophone Records will reissue I Should Coco as a 3CD Deluxe Edition filled with extras. And don’t forget new remastering.

I Should Coco (which is Cockney slang for “I should think so”) will feature the original album in this new Edition, along with extra discs filled with B-sides, live recordings, demos, and other goodies. The set will come with a 20-page booklet that will have photos (including an unpublished photo), a Melody Make review of a live show in Feb ’95 in Glasgow at King Tut’s., and the singles covers artwork that will include the special edition release on Record Store Day 2015 (“Sofa (Of My Legacy)” b/w “I Believe In Love”.

I Should Coco will also reissue as a 180g vinyl LP that will include a bonus 7″ vinyl single (“Stone Free”/”Odd?”)

I Should Coco – 20th Anniversary Edition – Supergrass

01 I’d Like to Know
02 Caught by the Fuzz
03 Mansize Rooster
04 Alright
05 Lose It
06 Lenny
07 Strange Ones
08 Sitting Up Straight
09 She’s So Loose
10 We’re Not Supposed To
11 Time
12 Sofa (Of My Lethargy)
13 Time to Go

CD2 (Bonus Tracks):
01 Caught by the Fuzz
02 Strange Ones
03 Mansize Rooster
04 Sitting Up Straight
05 Caught by the Fuzz (Acoustic Version)
06 Odd?
07 Wait for the Sun
08 Sex!
09 Condition
10 Je Suis Votre Papa Sucre
11 Stone Free

CD3 (Live):
Live performance – Bath’s Mole Club – 1994
Live performance – La Route du Rock Festival (France) – 1995


Three Classic Stones Titles In Limited Edition LP/Lithograph Sets

Time/Life, in conjunction with Abkco Records, will release three collectible vinyl sets of classic Rolling Stones titles. Those will include 12 x 5 (1964), a US release that combined the UK 5-track (5 x 5). adding more songs like “Time Is On My Side”, and “It’s All Over Now” to make a full LP; the classic tracks rich Let It Bleed (1969); and one of the great live albums of Rock and Roll history found in Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! (1970). These sets go beyond being just mere vinyl reissues, though.

The three titles will be offered as a Limited Edition clear vinyl LP, accompanied by a lithograph of the album cover (image measures 16″ x 16″). After the run of 2500 copies of each title, the plates are going to be destroyed, which means no possibility of future reproduction.

Stones LPs and Lithographs

In addition to being made available for purchase now (they run around $200 ea) via the Spotlight Gallery website (here), they will be sold at an on-site LA gallery location (Mr Musichead Gallery / Hollywood) on June 18, and in NYC at The ARChive of Contemporary Music (Soho) on July 9.

If you’re interested, get your order in before they’re gone.