Category Archives: Vinyl LP

First Four Peter Gabriel LPs Remastered PLUS Two German Gabriel LP Sets Reissued

There’s interesting news on the Peter Gabriel front, especially if you’re a vinyl aficionado. (And I do feel bad for the CD only crowd, although I believe these new remasters will eventually hit that medium.) Real World Productions, which handles Peter Gabriel music, has announced a series of Half-Speed remastering for new vinyl LP editions of some Peter Gabriel titles. The titles included are the first four self-titled Gabriel sets (1/Car, 2/Scratch, 3/Melt, 4/Security). In addition to those first four titles, Real World Productions will also be reissuing the OoP (industry speak for Out of Print) German vocal editions of 3/Melt/Ein Deutsches Album, and 4/Security/Deutsches Album.

Peter Gabriel 1 2 3 4 LPs

Each album has been sonically remastered at Half Speed, and cut at 45 RPM. They are being pressed on 180g-weight vinyl, housed in gatefold jackets, and will be spread across two LPs per title. The jackets will have original artwork displayed from first pressings of each album. Each new set will contain download cards for choice of digital files (24-bit/96k or 16-bit/44.1k).

Gabriel German LPs

All 2LP sets are Limited Edition sets with the first four English sets at 10,000 worldwide, and the two German Editions with only 3,000 sets worldwide.

All 2LP sets are scheduled for October 2, worldwide.

[Thanks to Dan T for the heads up!]


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 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.


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.


Smoke Fairies Live Set To Release On LP In July

Smoke Fairies Live At St Pancras Old ChurchSmoke Fairies have a vinyl LP set coming that will offer the final night of an October 2013 tour of small churches and halls. The band was joined by two members of Rasputina, along with a noted multi-instrumentalist, Neil Walsh. The LP will contain ten songs recorded on the tour’s final night. The show was played at St Pancras Old Church in London.

The live album is being pressed on 180g-weight vinyl. It was originally planned for June 2015 release but production delays at the plant have pushed the LP to a July 6 date. The LP is titled Live at Pancras Old Church 24/10/13 – Featuring Rasputina, and will be a limited edition LP issue. There is no word whether this will find itself on CD and/or as digital downloads.

Live at Pancras Old Church 24/10/13 – Featuring Rasputina – Track-list:

01 – Fences
02 – The Water Waits
03 – Morning Light
04 – Living With Ghosts
05 – Troubles

01 – Sunshine
02 – When You Grown Old
03 – We Had Lost Our Minds
04 – Summer Fades
05 – Blood Speaks

If you’re a Smoke Fairies fan and like collection their music, don’t hesitate because limited edition presses often sell out quickly. You can order via this UK link.


Four Van Halen Titles Remastered For July

Van_Halen_-_Van_Halen_IIEarly in 2015, the Van Halen camp released remasters of the Van Halen debut (1978), and 1984 (1984). Those were presented in variable packages. Now, on July 10, the band will continue further into their catalog with the remastered reissues of Van Halen II (1979), Women And Children First (1980), Fair Warning (1981), and Diver Down (1982).

The new remasters are being done by Chris Bellman, who had done earlier remasters. They will be reissued via Rhino Records.

Those four titles will not only be available on CD. but will also release as DD and 180g vinyl LP.

We already knew (more or less) that these four titles were next, but we didn’t have a date. Now you do.

TAPSheet: LP Release Notes – 06/05/2015

Another new edition of the upcoming vinyl that’s being prepped. And there are some great ones coming:

ORG Music will release London Collection, Volume One (1988) featuring Thelonius Monk on vinyl. This first installment (there are three volumes) has been remastered, and pressed on high-grade 180g-weight vinyl. It is expected on July 10.

Monk London collection

A&M Records will release Paradise Theater (1981), Pieces Of Eight (1978),and Equinox (1975), by Styx on vinyl LP on July 17.

Styx Paradise Theater

Friday Music will reissue a newly remastered 180g-weight pressing of Stand By Me, the VA period piece soundtrack to the magnificent coming of age film by Rob Reiner. It is scheduled for July 10.

Stand By Me LP

Scheduled for July 31, Reprise Records have the 2LP, 180g vinyl of Forever Man, which features 19 tracks over four sides by Eric Clapton The CD versions were issued on April 28.Side A Side B

Side A – LP 1
01 Gotta Get Over
02 I’ve Got A Rock ‘N’ Roll Heart
03 Anyway The Wind Blows – By J.J. Cale & Eric Clapton
04 My Father’s Eyes
05 Motherless Child

Side B – LP1
01 Pretending
02 Little Queen Of Spades
03 Bad Love
04 Behind The Mask

Side A – LP2
01 Tears In Heaven
02 Change The World
03 Call Me The Breeze
04 Forever Man
05 Riding With The King – By Eric Clapton & B.B. King

Side B – LP2:
01 It’s In The Way That You Use It
02 Circus
03 Got You On My Mind
04 Travelin’ Alone
05 Revolution

Clapton Forever Man

Rhino Records will release Live + by Jeff Beck in a 2LP, 180g Edition planned for July 31.

Chapter Music will release vinyl for How Far Will You Go?: The S&M Recordings 1973-81 by Smokey. It’s planned for June 23.

Rounder Records will release a 2LP, 16 performance track live set for Gregg Allman called Live: Back To Macon, GA January 14, 2014. It is set for release on August 7 (same date as CD issue).

Gregg Allman Live

Lost Highway will reissue the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack on a Limited Edition 2LP Picture disc set. It’s scheduled for June 23.

O Brother Where Art Thou LP   Picture Front


Picture 1  Picture 3

4AD plan to separately release four of the classic Red House Painters albums including one that will incorporate an EP. The titles include Down Colorful Hill (1992), Red House Painters (Roller Coaster) (1993), Red House Painters (Bridge) (1993), and Ocean Beach (1995). Ocean Beach will be reformatted to be a 2LP set that will include the band’s 4-track Shock Me EP from 1994). All LPs are planned for August 14.

Red House Painters Down Colorful Hill LP

Modern Classics will reissue the 1989 classic The Stone Roses album in remastered form. The reissue will be issued on 2LPs and will be pressed in lemon yellow 180g-weight vinyl. It’s on the calendar for June 16.

The Stone Roses

Rhino Records will have a vinyl LP reissue of Fontanelle, the 1992 album by Babes In Toyland, planned for August 14.

BAbes In Toyland fontanelle

ATO Records will release Live At Red Rocks With The Colorado Symphony featuring Amos Lee from his 2014 set at the famed amphitheater. This album is scheduled for release on July 24.

Slash Live at The Roxy 09.25.14 (featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators) will be released in a 3LP Limited Edition set on June 30 via Armoury Records.

Slash Roxy

Legacy Recordings will release a 6LP Box collecting the catalog output in vinyl form for Simon & Garfunkel. The Box, The Complete Columbia Album Collection, is scheduled for July 24. The original collection was released on CD form back in November of 2014.

Simon And Garfunkel Complete Album Collection

Real Gone Music will reissue the 1973 classic, The Adventures Of Panama Red from New Riders Of The Purple Sage, on vinyl LP planned for July 10. This album will be pressed on purple vinyl and be limited to only 1000 copies. The artwork, including the lyric sheet, will be just as the original was released.


The newly remastered Amused To Death by Roger Waters will be available on picture disc vinyl 2LP on July 24.

Roger Waters Amused To Death LP