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Ian Hunter To Deliver When I’m President (New Album)

There isn’t really a whole lot of new release news out there. What there is, you have very likely already read about, a lot from here. But there is a very nice piece of release news for fans of Ian Hunter.

On September 4, Slimstyle Records will release the 11–track new album by the ex-Mott The Hoople  front- man, which will – crazily – be called When I’m President. When I’m President should be the expected brilliance from Ian Hunter, who has, over the course of 40 years, provided more than a fair share of memorable songs.

I hope that this little piece of news makes you as pleased as I am. It’s been three years since the release of Man Overboard (2009), so it’s time for some new Ian Hunter.

TAPSheet: Release Notes – 07/23/2012 (US Report)

A great wave of Zappa titles are expected on August 14.  Actually, I’ve only seen the alerts for DD, but truthfully, we ALL know where there’s anticipated reissues, DD also means CD.  Regardless, here is the listing of titles expected:

  • Ahead Of Their Time
  • Baby Snakes
  • Boulez Conducts Zappa: The Perfect Stranger
  • Broadway The Hard Way
  • Cruising With Ruben & The Jets
  • Does Humor Belong In Music?
  • Francesco Zappa
  • Frank Zappa Meets The Mothers Of Invention
  • Freak Out!
  • Guitar
  • Have I Offended Someone
  • Hot Rats
  • Jazz From Hell
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Lumpy Gravy
  • Make A Jazz Noise Here
  • Orchestral Favorites
  • Playground Psychotics
  • Roxy & Elsewhere
  • Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch
  • The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life
  • The Lost Episodes
  • The Man From Utopia
  • The Yellow Shark
  • Thing-Fish
  • Uncle Meat
  • We’re Only In It For The Money
  • You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Volumes 1-6 (individually sold)
  • Zappa In New York
We’ll see how this plays out in a few days.

Eagle Rock plan the Blu-ray and DVD issues of Great Pretender featuring Freddie Mercury, and So Classic Album, featuring Peter Gabriel. The Mercury set is schedulex for September 25, and the Gabriel set for September 18.

Island Records have Fisher Storm Test scheduled for Limp Bizkut on September 18.

Eagle Rock will release Sounds That Can’t Be Made by Marillion on September 18.

Polydor plans the reissue of Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground (with Nico) on September 25.

Flashback Records plan an Original Albums series of 5 CDs featuring sets from B-52s; Ray Charles; Wilson Pickett; Warren Zevon; Little Feat; Carly Simon; Alanis Morisette; Linda Ronstadt; Dwight Yoakam; Madonna; The Monkees; Pantera; Anita Baker; ZZ Top; The Cars; Foreigner; Rod Stewart; John Michael Montgomery; Curtis Mayfield; and Foghat.  The series mentioned arrive on September 11.  These are random selections and therefore may be unpalatable for fans.  Example: Foghat will contain Foghat, Energized, Foll For The City, Live, and Tight Shoes (?).  All 5CD sets retail for $21.98.

Time/Life plans a 2CD set, as well as a separately available DVD for Don McLean: American Troubadour, on September 11.

Atlantic Records will release An Awesome Wave from Alt-J in both CD and vinyl LP forms on September 18.

Warner Brothers Records plan Control by The Indecent on September 11.

For fans of after market David Cassidy, Real Gone Music has slated a desirable acquisition of the elusive Gettin’ It In The Street album that featured Mick Ronson.  I’d love to see Real Gone reissue Home Is Where The Heart Is, and The Higher They Climb…!  The label has also tagged Cassidy Live! for reissue.  Both titles are set for August 28.

Tempest by Bob Dylan is on the calendar for September 11.  Also released as a 2LP set with bonus CD.

Real Gone Music have four Dick’s Picks featuring Grateful Dead shows, all set for August 28:

  • Volume 28: 2/26/73 Pershing Municipal Auditorium, Lincoln, NE, and 2/28/73, Salt Palace, SLC, UT
  • Volume 29: Not Listed
  • Volume 30: 3/25 & 3/28/72 Academy of Music, NYC, NY
  • Volume 31: 8/4-5/74 Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia, PA, and 8/6/74 Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ
Legacy Recordings have Incubus HQ Live in both a CD, and a Special Edition slated for August 14.
I thought I had mentioned the trilogy releases from Green Day including ¡Uno!, which is slated for September 25, but I guess I hadn’t.
Private Music and Legacy have The Complete Blues, Rock ‘n Soul Private Music Albums Collection featuring Etta James planned for August 28.
The 30th Anniversary Edition of Screaming For Vengeance by Judas Priest is scheduled for September 4.
Shout! Factory will release The Path of Totality Tour – Live at the Hollywood Palladium featuring Korn in both PA and Edited versions on September 4.
Real Gone Music have The Complete Liberty Singles by Gary Lewis on the calendar for August 28.
Legacy Recordings will release The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind by Ben Folds Five (CD, LP) on September 18.
Stoopid Records will release Top Of The World by Slightly Stoopid on August 14.
Flariella Records have Sing The Delta from Iris Dement on the calendar for October 2, with the title planned for CD and LP.
I’m more than pleased to learn that Concord Jazz will release The Devil You Know by Rickie Lee Jones on September 18.

Anti Records will release Sugaring Season by Beth Orton in both CD and LP on October 2.


TAPSheet: Release Notes – 07/16/2012 (US Report)

KISS seems to be planning a revitalization of Destroyer (as earlier indicated by Gene Simmons) as a 2CD Deluxe Edition, and an LP pressing.  The set is expected to include outtakes, and B-sides, as well as the complete original platinum selling album.  The new set is being referred to as Destroyer -Resurrected and will street on August 21.  Other KISS news includes the upcoming Monster album, which is being slated for release on October 16.

Verve Records have a Diana Krall album on the calendar for September 25.  The album is called Glad Rag Doll.

Fuel Records will issue a ‘best of’ featuring the music of George “Wild Child” Butler, which is called being called Greatest Hits.

Here we bloody go:  Verve Forecast has set September 25 as the date for “new” Rod Stewart.  The new album is, sadly, Merry Christmas Baby.  I apologize to Faces fans everywhere.

A & M Records plan a nice VA collection called A&M 50: The Anniversary Collection, slated for August 28.

Atlantic Records will release the self-titled album by The Sheepdogs in both CD, and 180g LP (with bonus CD) on September 4.

Warner Bros Records will run a small repress of Californication by Red Hot Chili Peppers on 180g 2LP with a planned release date of September 4.

Warner Brothers plan an experimental short run of Control from The Indecent on September 11 with introductory pricing ($6.98).

Interscope Records plan Night Visions from Imagine Dragons on September 4.

Legacy and Epic Records will release a massive 25th Anniversary Edition for Bad by Michael Jackson in a 3CD/1DVD package scheduled for September 18 Box set.

Astralwerks plan to release Elysium from Pet Shop Boys on September 18.

Four by Bloc Party is planned for CD, Deluxe Edition CD, and Limited Edition vinyl LP on August 21.

Warp Records will release Shields by Grizzly Bear on September 18, on CD, and vinyl LP.

Sixpence Records will release new Sixpence None The Richer  with Lost In Transition on August 7.

On August 7, Audio Fidelity will reissue my favorite Ten Years After album, Rock And Roll Music To The World.  I’m in!

[Note]: I know I’ve been a little slack with postings lately, however, with getting the LA house ready for a quick (I hope!) sale, and a planned move back to IL, things have been maniacally hectic ’round here.  Once things settle, I’ll get back to normal.  Keep The Faith!

New ELP Reissues Update

The news is now out. Not only will there be Steven Wilson-remixed 3-disc Deluxe sets (with new 5.1 and Stereo mixes) of Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970), and Tarkus (1971), but those will definitely be followed up with new 5.1 and Stereo remixes of Pictures At An Exhibition (1971), Trilogy (1972), Brain Salad Surgery (1973), and Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends…Ladies & Gentlemen, Emerson, Lake And Palmer (1974).

The discs will not only contain the new Wilson remixes, but will also include outtakes.

These sets will also (SURPRISE!) be released in the US via Razor & Tie Records.  The planned US release date (for Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and Tarkus) is set at September 11.  There aren’t set dates for the other four intended ELP classics.

Even more special is the fact that these albums (at least, for sure ELP, and Tarkus) will be released not only on CD/DVD Deluxe Editions, but will see reissue on LP and DD, with the digital files being remastered by Brad Blackwood for iTunes.

Pre-orders via the band’s site will offer the discs with ELP tees.  For those, go here.

Following are the track-lists for Emerson, Land Palmer, and Tarkus.  Immerse:

Emerson, Lake & Palmer Deluxe Edition Track List:

Disc One:  Original Album

  1. The Barbarian
  2. Take A Pebble
  3. Knife-Edge
  4. The Three Fates
    1. Clotho ROYAL FESTIVAL


ii.            Lachesis PIANO SOLO

iii.            Atropos PIANO SOLO

5.       Tank

6.       Lucky Man

Disc Two:  Bonus Tracks (2012) THE ALTERNATE ELP NEW 2012 STEREO MIXES (Previously Unreleased)

  1. The Barbarian

2.       Take A Pebble

3.       Knife Edge (with Extended Outro)

4.       Promenade

5.       The Three Fates: Atropos

6.       Rave Up

7.       Drum Solo

8.       Lucky Man

Bonus Tracks:

9.       Take A Pebble (Alternate Version)

10.    Knife Edge (Alternate Version)

11.    Lucky Man (First Greg Lake Solo Version)

12.    Lucky Man (Alternate Version)


Disc Three:  DVD Audio
NEW 2012 – 5.1 MIX (Previously Unreleased)

  1. The Barbarian
  2. Take A Pebble
  3. Knife-Edge
  4. The Three Fates: Atropos

5.       Rave Up

6.       Lucky Man

NEW HIGH RES 2012 STEREO MIXES (Previously Unreleased)

7.       The Barbarian

8.       Take A Pebble

9.       Knife Edge (with Extended Outro)

10.    Promenade

11.    The Three Fates: Atropos

12.    Rave Up

13.    Drum Solo

14.    Lucky Man

15.    Take A Pebble (Alternate Version)

16.    Knife Edge (Alternate Version)

17.    Lucky Man (First Greg Lake Solo Version)

18.    Lucky Man (Alternate Version)

Tarkus Deluxe Edition Track List:

Disc One:  Original Album

  1. Tarkus
    1. Eruption
    2. Stones Of Years
    3. Iconoclast
    4. Mass
    5. Manticore
    6. The Battlefield
    7. Aquatarkus
  2. Jeremy Bender
  3. Bitches Crystal
  4. The Only Way (Hymn)
  5. Infinite Space (Conclusion)
  6. A Time And A Place
  7. Are You Ready Eddy?

Disc Two:  The Alternate Tarkus 2012 Stereo Mixes

1.       Tarkus

2.       Eruption

3.       Stones Of Years

4.       Iconoclast

5.       Mass

6.       Manticore

7.       The Battlefield

8.       Aquatarkus

9.       Jeremy Bender

10.    Bitches Crystal

11.    The Only Way (Hymn)

12.    Infinite Space (Conclusion)

13.    A Time And A Place

14.    Are You Ready Eddy?

15.    Oh, My Father

16.    Unknown Ballad

17.    Mass (Alternate Take)

Disc Three:  DVD Audio New 2012 5.1 Mixes

1.       Tarkus

2.       Eruption

3.       Stones Of Years

4.       Iconoclast

5.       Mass

6.       Manticore

7.       The Battlefield

8.       Aquatarkus

9.       Jeremy Bender

10.    Bitches Crystal

11.    The Only Way (Hymn)

12.    Infinite Space (Conclusion)

13.    A Time And A Place

14.    Are You Ready Eddy?

15.    Oh My Father

2012 Stereo Mixes

16.    Tarkus

17.    Eruption

18.    Stones Of Years

19.    Iconoclast

20.    Mass

21.    Manticore

22.    The Battlefield

23.    Aquatarkus

24.    Jeremy Bender

25.    Bitches Crystal

26.    The Only Way (Hymn)

27.    Infinite Space (Conclusion)

28.    A Time And A Place

29.    Are You Ready Eddy?

30.    Oh My Father

31.    Unknown Ballad

32.    Mass

[MASSIVE thanks to Cary for the complete updates!]

TAPSheet – Release Notes – 07/02/2012 – US Report

Legacy Recordings will release a 34-track collection featuring the music of Art Garfunkel as chosen by himself.  The songs contain songs from his days as part of Simon & Garfunkel, and from his solo periods.  The 2CD set called The Singer is on the calendar for August 28.

Witchwood Media will issue Of A Time from Strawbs on July 31.

Iconoclassics Records have #10 from The Guess Who on the calendar for July 24.

Roadrunner Records plan the release of Last of a Dyin’ Breed by Lynyrd Skynyrd in both a Special Edition, and a standard CD edition.  It is scheduled for August 21.

Time/Life has two video sets coming that include Radio City Christmas Spectacular, which will release on BD, while the label plans a DVD version of The Dean Martin Christmas Special.  Both sets are planned for September 4.

Geffen Records have LP, DD, and CD planned for the release of Mondo Sex Head by Rob Zombie, on the calendar for August 7.

Columbia and Legacy Recordings will re-release several Janis Joplin titles on vinyl LP on August 21.  Those will include Big Brother and The Holding Company, Cheap Thrills, and I Got Dem Ol’ Kosmic Blues Again, Mama.

Atlantic Records plan an EP from Kitten named Cut It Out with a release date of August 28.

Hip-O Records will release Mr B.B. King from the great B.B. King himself on October 2.

Wind-Up Records will release the new The Darkness album, Hot Cakes, on August 21.

Matador Records will release Sun by Cat Power on September 4 in both CD and LP forms.

RCA Records will release Away From The World by Dave Matthews Band on September 11 in both CD and Deluxe Edition set.

Wishfire Records will release As The Dark Against My Halo by The Cruxshadows on August 7.

The great Steve Vai will release Story of Light on August 14.

4AD Records will release Love This Giant from David Byrne & St Vincent on September 11 in both vinyl LP and CD.

Cleopatra Records have Blues On Fire coming from Pat Travers on July b31.

Rainman Records will release the new album by the great Alvin Lee on August 28.  The album is called Still On The Road To Freedom.

Currently, as an import title, Mark Knopfler will release Privateering on September 11.

Shout! Factory plan to release a 20th Anniversary set for Kiki by Los Lobos planning the reissue for August 21.

Eagle Rock Entertainment plan the re-release of Blues Don’t Change (2001) from Peter Green Splinter Group on July 24.

Mascot Records will release Nothin’ But Love from Robert Cray on August 28, planned for vinyl LP and CD.

New Dead Can Dance Album, Anastasis

Who else in TAPLand is as excited as myself (and  a few TAP readers) about new Dead Can Dance music?

Well, after our long, long wait, fans of DCD will finally be rewarded with a new album of brand new Dead Can Dance songs.

Many of us can still remember our first introduction to the mesmerizing band that made us solid fans for even these sixteen years since 1996’s Spiritchaser.  While we accepted that the duo had gone as far as they were willing to go, we still secretly hoped that they’d come together again.

And they have.

The new album, Anastasis, is the duo’s first album of new music in sixteen years.

Anastasis will contain eight tracks:

  1. Children of the Sun
  2. Anabasis
  3. Agape
  4. Amnesia
  5. Kiko
  6. Opium
  7. Return of the She-King
  8. All In Good Time
The best part?  The band is currently streaming the entire album, which can be enjoyed at this link.
Dead Can Dance will tour to support the new album (AWESOME!!)
Anastasis will be made available for purchase on August 14 via PIAS America.  It will be distributed on CD, 2LP, and DD formats.  The new album will also be made available in a badass Super Deluxe Box.
We’re so lucky!

TAPSheet: Release Notes – 06/26/2012 – US Report

If you had been hoping tht the upcoming Mike Oldfield remasters expected in th UK on July 23 would hit American shelves, well, you’re a lucky sort.  On August 13, Hip-O Records will reissue these UK assembled classic Oldfield titles.  Platinum (1979), and QE2 (1980) as well as another album, a ‘best of’ called Two Sides: The Very Best of Mike Oldfield are all scheduled for the same date.


Dangerbird Records have Infinity Overhead from Minus The Bear planned for LP and CD release on August 28.  The label will also release Act Naturally from Royal Teeth scheduling for the same August 28th date.

Dangerbird Records will release Old World Romance from Sea Wolf on September 11.

Geffen Records will release the 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Hot August Night featuring Neil Diamond on July 31.

Eagle Rock Entertainment plan the CD release of 20/20 from Saga with a release date of August 28.

Eagle Rock will also release Intermission from Stratovarius on August 28 along with Intermission + Infinite, and Under Flaming Winter Skies from the band.  Under Flaming Winter Skies will also release on DVD, same date.

Mercury Records have Handwritten from The Gaslight Anthem planned for July 24.

Jemp Records will release Phish: Chicago ’94 on CD on July 31.

ATO Records will release Carry Me Back from Old Crow Medicine Show with a planned date of July 17.

Steamhammer US will release a 5-disc set featuring music collected music from Sodom.  The set will be called 30 Years Sodomized: 1982-2012.  This is slated for July 17.

Mike Oldfield Updates: Platinum and QE2 Deluxe Edition UK

Earlier, we knew that Mike Oldfield would release updated versions of Platinum (1979), and QE2 (1980) on July 23 of this year, both in Deluxe Edition formats.  We now know a little bit more (thanks again, Pat) about these upcoming releases.

Platinum, will, in addition to the classic album (and three bonus tracks), add in a second disc which will include Live at Wembley Arena 1980 heard in nine performance tracks.  The track-list, which includes the Oldfield arrangement of Philip Glass’ “North Star”, and a version of Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm”, is found below.

01) Part One – Airborn

02) Part Two – Platinum

03) Part Three – Charleston

04) Part Four – North Star / Platinum Finale

05) Woodhenge

06) Into Wonderland

07) Punkadiddle

08) I Got Rhythm

09) Platinum (Live Studio Edition) – Bonus

10) North Star – Bonus

11) Blue Peter – Bonus

Disc Two (Live At Wembley Arena, 1980):

01) Platinum

02) Punkadiddle

03) I Got Rhythm

04) Polka

05) Incantations

06)Tubular Bells Pt II

07) Guilty / Tubular Bells Pt I Finale

08) Blue Peter / Portsmouth

09) William Tell

Platinum Deluxe Edition will also release as LP (Limited Edition Blue vinyl), and DD formats, all on July 23, in Europe (always).

The other Mike Oldfield classic, QE2, will also be released in 2CD Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition White Vinyl LP, and DD, all on July 23 in Europe.  The first disc includes the classic album along with three bonus tracks, while the second disc includes nine 1981 performance tracks (Live At European Adventure, 1981).  The album will contain the following track-list over the two CDs.

Disc One:

01) Taurus I

02) Sheba

03) Conflict

04) Arrival

05) Wonderful Land

06) Mirage

07) QE2

08) Celt

09) Molly

10) Polka – Bonus

11) Wonderful Land (Single Version) – Bonus

12) Shiva – Bonus

Disc Two: (Live From The European Adventure, 1981):

01) Taurus I

02) Sheba

03) Mirage

04) Conflict

05) Ommadawn

06) Punkadiddle

07) Tubular Bells, Part I

08) QE2

09) Portsmouth

Like its close sister, QE2 will release on July 23 of 2012.

Both Deluxe Editions will arrive via Mercury Records UK.

Zappa Updates

Our friends over at The Second Disc has done a fine, fine job of keeping readers abreast of the Zappa reissues that have been expected since we announced them some time back.  Yes, those discs kind of slipped off the radar, but as many of you already know, they’re back and ready for your purchase beginning in July.  (Read here for a complete update.)

But to give you further expectation, Hip-O Records will be releasing a few more titles on November 27 (and may just be a placeholder while the titles get sorted, unsorted, then sorted again, release-wise).  Those will be Ahead Of Their TIme (1993), Have I Offended Someone? (1997), Mystery Disc (1998), Playground Psychotics (1992), The Lost Episodes (1994), The Yellow Shark (1993), Tinsel Town Rebellion (1981), and You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Volume 6 (1992).

As erratic as the release schedule is now, it wouldn’t surprise me to see adjustments on titles being made available on revised release date.  (I mean, why You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Volume 6, and not the previous five volumes to join it?)

No matter how you view this, updated Frank Zappa titles are coming.  Just speed up the reissue of Zoot Allures, please!

Release Pieces: Mike Oldfield’s Platinum, and QE2 in Deluxe Editions

Mike Oldfield has steadily been re-releasing his catalogue in wonderful Deluxe Editions.  His last reissue, Incantations, was re-released in the latter part of 2011 to great acclaim.

The next set from Mike Oldfield includes not one but two Oldfield classics, 1979’s Platinum, and 1980’s QE2.

While little is known about what these two Oldfield albums will bring when they’re released on July 20 of 2012 in continuing Deluxe Edition remasters, it is very exciting just to know that we can now expect them.

These two titles will see reissuance first in Europe on the date noted, and hopefully follow shortly in the US.  Please note that this is preliminary information.  Still, mark your calendar for Platinum, and QE2 in Deluxe Edition.  Thanks again, Mike Oldfield.

[Immense thanks to TAP reader, Pat Gleeson, for alerting us to this great news.]