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TAPSheet: Release Notes – 05/08/2012 – US Report

Roadrunner Records plan the release of L’Enfant Sauvage from Gojira on June 26.

Reprise Records will release an LP set of Americana from Neil Young & Crazy Horse.  The 2LP, 180g set will be released on July 10.

Razor & Tie Records will release The Duke from Joe Jackson on June 26.

Columbia Records will release Swingin’ Into the 21st by Wynton Marsalis on June 19.

Columbia Records will release Set List Electric by Miles Davis on June 26.

The Record Store Day exclusive 2LP release of The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends will be released as a CD on June 26 via Warner Brothers.

LA’s White Arrows will release Dry Land Is Not A Myth via Turnout Records scheduling for June 19.

Concord Records have Green Onions (1962) by Booker T & The MGs available on CD planned for July 24.

Century Media will release City of Vultures from Rise To Remain on June 5.

Classic New Release plans to issue The Ravi shankar Collection featuring the world’s best known sitar player, Ravi Shankar.  It is scheduled for May 22.

Legacy with RCA Records will release The RCA Albums Collection, a boxed set featuring none other than Sam Cooke.  This is on the calendar for June 19.

Legacy Recordings along with Epic Records plan the box set release of The Complete Stanley Clarke 1970s Epic Albums Collection.  It, too, is planned for June 19.

Other June 19th Legacy-reissued Box set albums collections include Complete Albums from John Denver (RCA); the Complete RCA Albums Collection from Paul Desmond; George Duke: The Complete Epic Albums Collection (Epic); The Complete Stan Getz Columbia Albums (Columbia); The Complete Columbia Albums Collection from Dexter Gordon; Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia – 1933-1944; Complete Albums Collection featuring Judas Priest; Complete Albums Collection from Kansas; The Classic Albums Collection from Electric Light Orchestra (ELO);  The Complete Original Mahavishnu Orchestra Columbia albums Collection; The Complete Columbia Albums Collection featuring the music of Return To Forever; A Woody Shaw collected The Complete Columbia Albums Collection; Complete Albums Collection from Wayne Shorter; Complete RCA Albums Collection from Nina Simone; The Complete Albums Collection of Washington Grover, Jr; and The Complete Weather Report/The Jaco Years – Columbia Albums Collection.

Real Gone Music will release The Complete Reprise Singles featuring the music of Electric Prunes, planned for June 26.  The label will also release A Retrospective: 1962-1970 featuring the collected music of The New Christy Minstrels, also on June 26.

Real Gone Music also have five Dick’s Picks featuring the live performances of The Grateful Dead on the calendar for June 26.  Those include Volume 27: Oakland Coliseum Arena – 12/16/92; Volume 28: Pershing Municipal Auditorium – 02/26/73, and Salt Palace – 02/28/73; Volume 29; Volume 30: NY Academy of Music – 03/25 & 28/72; Volume 31: Philadelphia Civic Center – 08/4-5/74, and Roosevelt Stadium – 08/06/74.


TAPSheet: Release Notes – 04/30/2012 – US Report

There seems to be a strong uptick in the re-releases of older titles as well as the issuance of new titles in vinyl LPs this year.  Depending on where you stand in LP love, this news could make you happy…or you could care less.  Regardless of your current stance in LP issuance, these titles are expected over the next few months:

Volcano Records in conjunction with Legacy Recordings will re-release another 311 title, Music (1993).  Soundsystem (1999) has already been re-released on vinyl April 17.  Music is slated for May 22.

RCA Records will release the new Kris Allen album, Thank You Camellia, with a planned release date of May 22.

Epic Records plan the LP issue of the new crazily titled Fiona Apple album on June 19 (same date as the CD, standard and Deluxe).  The crazy title?  The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do.  Yes.  If you plan on buying this album, I DARE you to ask for it by its full name.

Epic Records will release The Money Store by Death Grips on May 22.

Columbia will reissue Raw Power from Iggy and the Stooges on May 22.  Also being planned for May 22 of classic titles include Pearl from Janis Joplin (Columbia Records), Transformer, and Rock and Roll Animal from Lou Reed (RCA Records), Ozzy Live featuring Ozzy Osbourne (Epic Records), and Horses by Patti Smith (Columbia Records).  Not a bad selection of goodies I might say.

Graceland (25th Anniversary Edition) by Paul Simon will be release on vinyl LP with a scheduled date of June 5.

Uncle Tupelo fans have three titles on vinyl coming on May 22.  These Columbia classics include March 16-20, 1992 (1992); No Depression (1990), and Still Feel Gone (1991).

Coming back to CDs, DVDs, and other things, it’s important to know that Epic Records and Legacy Recordings plan a 3CD/1DVD definitive box set for Heart, which will be called Strange Euphoria, and is scheduled for release everywhere on June 5.  The set will offer not only the hits from the band, but will also collect demos, live recordings, and some rarities.  In addition to the three CDs, the box set will contain a DVD that offers a KWSU (The Second Ending featuring Heart) program from 1976.  The personally curated (by the Wilson sisters) will contain an invaluable (and essential) booklet with track by track annotations, photos, credits, anecdotes and commentaries from both Ann and Nancy.  The track-list follows:

Heart – Strange Euphoria – track listing:

CD 1
1. Through Eyes And Glass (by Ann Wilson & The Daybreaks)
2. Magic Man (demo)*
3. How Deep It Goes (demo)*
4. Crazy On You (demo)*
5. Dreamboat Annie (Fantasy Child) + Dreamboat Annie Reprise (edit)*
6. Love Alive
7. Sylvan Song
8. Dream Of The Archer
9. White Lightning And Wine (live at the Aquarius)*
10. Barracuda (live from BBC Radio Concert)*
11. Little Queen
12. Kick It Out
13. Here Song (demo)*
14. Heartless (demo)*
15. Dog & Butterfly (acoustic demo)*
16. Straight On
17. Nada One

CD 2
1. Bebe le Strange
2. Silver Wheels II
3. Even It Up
4. Sweet Darlin’
5. City’s Burning
6. Angels
7. Love Mistake
8. Lucky Day (demo)*
9. Never (live, with John Paul Jones)*
10. These Dreams
11. Nobody Home
12. Alone
13. Wait For An Answer
14. Unconditional Love (demo)*
15. High Romance (demo)*
16. Under The Sky (demo)*
17. Desire Walks On (“Beach demo” version)*

CD 3
1. Kiss (by The Lovemongers)
2. Sand (live) (by The Lovemongers)
3. Everything (live) (by Nancy Wilson)
4. She Still Believes (live)*
5. Any Woman’s Blues (demo) (with the Seattle Blues Revue Horns)*
6. Strange Euphoria
7. Boppy’s Back (demo)*
8. Friend Meets Friend (live)  (by The Lovemongers)*
9. Love Or Madness (live) *
10. Skin To Skin*
11. Fallen Ones
12. Enough
13. Lost Angel (live)
14. Little Problems, Little Lies (by Ann Wilson)
15. Queen City
16. Hey You
17. Avalon (Reprise)

* previously unreleased

KWSU “The Second Ending – featuring Heart” program
circa February-March 1976

1. Pre Show
2. Heartless
3. White Lightning & Wine
4. Dreamboat Annie
5. Silver Wheels
6. Crazy On You
7. Sing Child
8. Soul Of The Sea
9. Devil Delight
10. Magic Man

Ipecac Recordings plan a release of Laborintus II from Mike Patton, and Luciano Berio, scheduling for July 3.

Hip-O Select will release Renaissance (1973) with Do It Baby (1974) from The Miracles (with Billy Griffin) on June 26.

TAPSheet: Release News – 04/23/2012 – US Report

Rush and their latest album, Clockwork Angels, will get an LP release with a 2LP, 180g set expected on the same CD release date, June 12.

Nonesuch is planning on releasing Unity Band from Pat Metheny on June 12, and Election Special from Ry Cooder, planned for June 26.

Reprise Records is going to release a 2LP, 180g vinyl set for Neil Young & Crazy Horse of his upcoming Americana, both formats which releases on CD on June 5.

Eagle Rock Entertainment expects to release Mothership Returns 2CD by Return To Forever with a release date of June 19.

Interscope Records will release The Spirit Indestructible by Nelly Furtado on June 19.

ESL Records plan to release Moon People by Nickodemus with a scheduled date of June 19.

Universal Music Latino will release Tr3s Presents Juanes MTV Unplugged on May 29 fro Juanes.

Fantasy Records will release That’s My Story  – John Lee Hooker Sings The Blues (1960) by John Lee Hooker on vinyl LP, scheduling for July 3.

TAPSheet: Zappa Reissues Update – US Report

The Frank Zappa reissue campaign gets an uptick with new titles being added to the original six that we announced several days’ posts ago.  The complete set of CD and DD reissue titles now are as follows:

  • Absolutely Free (1967)
  • Apostrophe (‘) (1974)
  • Bongo Fury (1975)
  • Chunga’s Revenge (1970)
  • Cruising With Ruben & The Jets (1968)
  • Fillmore East – June 1971 (1971)
  • Freak Out! (1966)
  • Hot Rats (1969)
  • Just Another Band From LA (1971)
  • Lumpy Gravy (1967)
  • One Size Fits All (1975)
  • Over-Nite Sensation (1973)
  • Roxy & Elsewhere (1974)
  • The Grand Wazoo (1972)
  • Waka/Jawaka (1972)
  • Weasels Ripped My Flesh (1970)
  • We’re Only In It For The Money (1968)
  • Zoot Allures (1976)

All Zappa reissue titles have been scheduled for June 26.  Yes, people, you had BETTER be saving EVERY penny you can get your hands on.

TAPSheet: Release News – 04/17/2012 – US Report

Shout! Factory will release two separate The English Beat packages, one a 5CD collected Box called The Complete Box, which will offer all three of their studio albums (I Just Can’t Stop It (1980); Wha’ppen? (1981); Special Beat Service (1982)) with accompanying bonus tracks, all remastered from the original tapes.  The other two CDs will contain bonus material previously unreleased on CD (Three John Peel sessions; tracks form a live session at Boston’s Opera House; and 12″ and Dub versions of the band’s biggest hits.  The obligatory booklet will feature photos, and essays.  (If you order from Shout! Factory direct, you will receive a The English Beat: Live at US Festival, a CD/DVD set.

There will also be a single CD, 16-track collection called Keep The Beat: The Very Best Of the English Beat.  Both sets are scheduled for July 10.  The track-listing for both sets are found underneath their respective cover art.

Keep The Beat: The Very Best Of The English Beat
Track Listing:
1. Mirror In The Bathroom
2. Doors Of Your Heart
3. Save It For Later
4. Twist & Crawl
5. The Tears Of A Clown
6. Best Friend
7. I Confess
8. Ranking Full Stop
9. Whine & Grine/Stand Down Margaret
10. Get-A-Job
11. Jeanette
12. Too Nice To Talk To
13. Can’t Get Used To Losing You
14. Sole Salvation
15. Hands Off . . . She’s Mine
16. End Of The Party

The English Beat – The Complete Beat 5CD Set
Track Listing:
Disc 1: I Just Can’t Stop It (1980)
1. Mirror In The Bathroom
2. Hands Off . . . She’s Mine
3. Two Swords
4. Twist & Crawl
5. Tears Of A Clown*
6. Rough Rider
7. Click Click
8. Ranking Full Stop*
9. Big Shot
10. Whine & Grine/Stand Down Margaret
11. Noise In This World
12. Can’t Get Used To Losing You
13. Best Friend
14. Jackpot
*Not on original U.K. release

Disc 2: Wha’ppen? (1981)
1. Too Nice To Talk To*
2. Doors Of Your Heart
3. All Out To Get You
4. Monkey Murders
5. I Am Your Flag
6. French Toast (Soleil Trop Chaud)
7. Drowning
8. Dream Home In NZ
9. Walk Away
10. Over And Over
11. Cheated
12. Get-A-Job
13. The Limits We Set
14. Psychedelic Rockers**
15. Hit It**
16. Which Side Of The Bed?**
*Not on original U.K. or U.S. release
**Bonus Tracks

Disc 3: Special Beat Service (1982)
1. I Confess
2. Jeannette
3. Sorry
4. Sole Salvation
5. Spar Wid Me
6. Rotating Head
7. Save It For Later
8. She’s Going
9. Pato And Roger A Go Talk
10. Sugar & Stress
11. End Of The Party
12. Ackee 1 2 3
13. What’s Your Best Thing**
14. March Of The Swivel Heads**
15. Cool Entertainer**
16. A Go Talk (Tappy Luppy Dub)**
**Bonus Tracks

Disc 4 – 12″ & Dub Versions
1. Hands Off . . . She’s Mine (Extended)
2. Twist & Crawl (Extended)
3. Stand Down Margaret (Dub)
4. Too Nice To Talk To (Dubweiser)
5. Psychedelic Rockers (Dubweiser)
6. Doors Of Your Heart (Extended)
7. Drowning (Dub)
8. Hit It (Extended)
9. Which Side Of The Bed? (Extended)
10. Save It For Later (Extended)
11. What’s Your Best Thing (Dub)
12. Cool Entertainer (Extended)
13. Jeanette (Extended)
14. March Of The Swivel Heads (Extended)
15. I Confess (Dave Allen Remix)

Disc 5 – Peel Sessions & Live In Boston
Peel Session – November 5, 1979
1. Tears Of A Clown
2. Ranking Full Stop
3. Click Click
4. Mirror In The Bathroom
5. Big Shot
Peel Session – September 22, 1980
6. Too Nice To Talk To
7. Psychedelic Rockers
8. Monkey Murders
9. Walk Away
Peel Session – March 29, 1982
10. Spar Wid Me
11. To The End Of The Party
12. She’s Going
13. Save It For Later
14. Sole Salvation
15. Pato And Roger A Go Talk
Opera House, Boston – November 19, 1982
16. Best Friend
17. Tears Of A Clown
18. Twist & Crawl
19. Get-A-Job/Stand Down Margaret

Volcano and Legacy Recordings will release a vinyl LP version of Soundsystem (1999) from 311, scheduling the 12″ for…today (04/17/12)!

Real Gone Music (who features heavily in today’s post) will release a Limited Edition LP of the self-titled album by Durocs (Ron Nagle).  It has a scheduled date of May 22.

Born and Raised (2011) from John Mayer has a vinyl LP form scheduled for it on May 22 via Columbia Records.  It is also planned on CD, same date.

Masterworks will release vinyl of Eveybody’s Talkin’ by the Tedeschi/Trucks Band with the LP planned for May 22.  The CD releases on the same date.

Third Man and Columbia Records will release vinyl LP for Blunderbuss, the latest album from Jack White, with a scheduled date of April 24.

Real Gone Music plans the release of The Complete Blue Cat Recordings featuring the music of The Ad-Libs.  This album is on the calendar for May 1.

Arista Nashville have a release date for The Essential Brooks & Dunn on April 17 – today.

On May 8, Columbia and Legacy will release The Essential Mariah Carey.

Real Gone Music have It’s Pony Time, and Let’s Twist Again, both by Chubby Checker, on the calendar pages for May 22.  It will be a two-fer package

Real Gone Music also has The Complete Hit Singles A’s & B’s planned for April 17.  This album will feature the music of Cowboy Copas.  There will also be a replicated set featuring the music of Little Willie John (same title, same date).

Cowboy Junkies Inc will release The Nomad Series by Cowboy Junkies today.

There are a series of new Playlist titles that will feature Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show, Alice Cooper, Shawn Colvin, Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash, Jim Brickman, Harry Belafonte, The Fugees, Kenny Loggins (The Rock and Roll Years: 1979-1988), Prong, Pete Seeger, and Britney Spears.  All are scheduled for May 29 via various labels.

Real Gone Music also have Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On – His Original Capitol Hits featuring Mel McDaniel, scheduled for May 1.

Planned for May 22, Real Gone Music will release I’m Not Me by Mick Fleetwood’s Zoo.

Masterworks Broadway is scheduling Legends of Broadway – Liza Minnelli Live at the Winter Garden, planned for May 8.

Fair Trade and Columbia Records have The Hurt and The Healer on the calendar by Mercyme for May 22.

Real Gone Music will release The Unbelievable Voice and Guitar of Jerry Reed, and Nashville Underground in a two-fer Jerry Reed package scheduled for May 22.

Real Gone Music will also release 13 Original #1 Hits featuring Eddie Rabbitt, on May 1.

Legacy Recordings have scheduled June 5 for the upgraded Graceland classic by Paul Simon.  The expected packages include 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Box Set, The Graceland 25th Anniversary Edition, and the CD/DVD Anniversary Edition (with Under African Skies film).

And yet again, Real Gone Music plan the release of (GI) by The Germs on May 22, along with the expected The Complete Sceptor Singles featuring BJ Thomas, also out on May 22.

I told ya that Real Gone Music factored in heavily into today’s post.

CLICK THIS and “Let It Grow (Celebrate The World)”

TAPSheet: Release Notes – 04/16/2012 – US Report

7Brothers Records plan the release of Last Parade by Call Me No One scheduling the new album for June 12.  I like the band a bit.  I’m adding a YouTube link for you to check them out and see if they fit your rock and roll mode.

From the COOL department, Real Gone Music plan the re-release of Terry Knight and the Pack/Reflections, both 1966 titles, on May 22.  (For those that may not know, The Pack yielded Mark Farner and Don Brewer, who later hooked up with Mel Schacher to form the loved Grand Funk Railroad (Grand Funk).)  I’m anxious for this.

If you’re a The Smiths fan, AND you like vinyl LP, then the 2011 remaster of Hatful Of Hollow (1984) is scheduled to be re-released on June 12 in vinyl LP format.  As always, remember that these LPs are usually released in limited numbers.  If you want one, hesitate not.

Warner Music Nashville hThe anticipated new Rush album, coming from Roadrunner Records, is called Clockwork Angels, and is planned for June 12.

Savoy Records have Delayed Reaction from Soul Asylum planned for July 17.

Fat Possum/Columbia Records will release Infinite Arms from Band of Horses on vinyl LP scheduled for June 5.

ave the debut from Jama Kramer planned for June 5 in both standard CD issue and a Deluxe Edition set.

Flashback Records will re-release a barebones Flashback With Rose Royce on May 29.

Universal Music plans the re-release of several essential Frank Zappa titles on June 26.  Those titles included are Freak Out! (1966), Absolutely Free (1967), Cruising With Ruben & The Jets (1968), Hot Rats (1969), Lumpy Gravy (1967), and We’re Only In It For The Money (1968).  All titles are slated for release on June 26.

On June 12, Universal Music will release a 3CD/1DVD career-defining set called Dean Martin – Collected Cool with a selected 58 tracks from his Reprise years and his Capitol Years, as well as a CD filled with Live material from Lake Tahoe.  The included DVD features rare footage from London entitled Live In London.  The track listing is as follows:

Capitol Records Years (CD-1):

1. Dean’s Spoken Word Introductions

2. My Own, My Only, My All

3. Powder Your Face With Sunshine (Smile! Smile! Smile!)

4. I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine

5. That’s Amore

6. If I Could Sing Like Bing

7. Sway

8. Long, Long Ago

9. Memories Are Made Of This

10. Pardners (with Jerry Lewis)

11. Volare

12. Rio Bravo

13. On An Evening In Roma

14. Sleep Warm

15. Ain’t That A Kick In The Head

16. Just In Time

17. Arrivederci Roma

18. Return To Me

19. A Hundred Years From Today

Reprise Records Years (CD-2):

1. Tik-A-Tee, Tik-A-Tay

2. Senza Fine

3. Who’s Got The Action

4. Guys And Dolls

5. Everybody Loves Somebody

6. The Door Is Still Open To My Heart

7. You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You

8. In The Misty Moonlight

9. Send Me The Pillow You Dream On

10. In The Chapel In The Moonlight

11. Welcome To My World

12. I Will

13. Somewhere There’s A Someone

14. My First Country Song (featuring Conway Twitty)

15. LA Is My Home


1. Drink To Me Only With Thine

1. Eyes

2. Almost Like Being In Love

3. I Love Tahoe (Paris)

4. Show Banter #1

5. My Kind Of Girl

6. Show Banter #2

7. Show Banter #3

8. June In January

9. Show Banter #4

10. Break It To Me Gently

11. Show Banter #5

12. Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody

13. Instrumental

14. Show Banter #6

15. Primrose Lane/You Are Too Beautiful/Carolina In The Morning/Love Walked In/I Love Being A Girl

16. Beautiful Dreamer

17. You Made Me Love You

18. It Had To Be You/Nevertheless

19. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter

20. Volare

21. On An Evening In Roma

22. Show Banter #7

23. I Love Paris (Tahoe)

24. Outro


1. Everybody Loves Somebody

2. Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes

3. When You’re Smiling

4. Pennies From Heaven

5. L-O-V-E

6. Everybody Loves Somebody (reprise)

7. Where Or When

8. Welcome To My World

9. Drinking Champagne

10. That’s Amore

11. Love Walked In

12. Please Be Kind

13. It’s Magic

14. Ken’s Noodle

15. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown

16. For The Good Times

17. Here Comes My Baby Back Again

18. Little Ole Wine Drinker Me

19. Bumming Around

20. One Hour With You

21. Bumming Around

22. One Hour With You

TAPSheet: Release News – 04/09/2012 – US Report

Fantasy Records will release a collected set featuring the music of Merl Saunders and Jerry Garcia in a set called Keystone Companions: The Complete Fantasy Recordings of Merl Saunders.  It is expected on July 10.

Classic New Release has scheduled The Ravi Shankar Collection for May 22.

Polydor Records plan the release of The Visitors (1981) by ABBA.  The Deluxe Edition CD/DVD package is planned for May 29.

Concord Records will release an as-yet-untitled Live album featuring Al Jarreau on June 19.  Also on June 19, Concord has slated an as-yet-untitled album from Casey Abrams.

Big Machine Records will release the self-titled album from Edens Edge.  The album is scheduled for June 12.

Hip-O Select Records will release At The Copa: Expanded Edition featuring the music of The Supremes on May 29.

Vagrant Records will release Here by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetics Zeros on May 29 in both CD and LP forms.

Eagle Rock has Alive & Rockin’ featuring Foreigner, planning the album for May 29.  Eagle Rock Entertainment also have two Twisted Sisters albums scheduled for the same date.  Those are titled Club Daze 2, and Live at Hammersmith.

Verve Records will release The Absence by Melody Gardot on May 29.

Universal Republic Records will release Live & Inspired by Godsmack with a release date set for May 15.  The album is expected to be released in several CD forms.

Modular Records have We Keep The Beat by Jonathan Boulet on the calendar for June 26.

MCA Nashville will issue Punching Bag by Josh Turner with a scheduled release date of June 12.

Cooperative Music has scheduled Foe by Man Without Country for June 5.

Earache Records plan the release of Pressure And Time by growing favorites, Rival Sons, (If you haven’t heard them, classic rock fans, now’s the time to catch a listen somewhere).  This re-release is expected on May 8.  This CD/DVD Edition will add in two new bonus tracks (“Company Man”, “Life For This Road”), and a DVD that contains Live, promos, and studio videos.

Earache Records plan the release of Pressure And Time by growing favorites, Rival Sons, (If you haven’t heard them, classic rock fans, now’s the time to catch a listen somewhere).  This re-release is expected on May 8.  This CD/DVD Edition will add in two new bonus tracks (“Company Man”, “Life For This Road”), and a DVD that contains Live, promos, and studio videos.

Universal Republic has a currently as-yet-untitled album arriving from Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs on June 12.

Rounder Records plan the release of Complete Government Recordings featuring Woody Guthrie, with a scheduled release date of June 26.

Eagle Rock plans the DVD and BD (Blu-ray) release of Alive In Windy City featuring Stone Temple Pilots.  These issues are expected on June 5.

TAPSheet: Release Notes – 04/06/2012 – UK Report

Island Records (UK) will release new Tom Jones with Spirit In The Room planned on May 21.  In addition to the standard CD release, there will also be a Limited Edition set with bonus tracks included.

Parlophone Records will release Valtari from Sigur Rós with a planned date of May 28 for CD and LP.

Major League Productions will release a Live set featuring Climax Blues Band called World Tour 1976 on May 7.

Music On Vinyl will re-release Various Positions (1984) by Leonard Cohen on vinyl LP, planning its release for April 30.

Paul Buchanan (Blue Nile) will release new music with Mid Air, scheduled for May 21.  The album is slated for CD, 180g vinyl LP (1000 copies) with MP3 download rights, DD (MP3/FLAC/Apple Lossless), and a Limited Edition 2CD Box with 10 extra tracks.  The box will offer a 20-page booklet with photos, lyrics, and packed in a 7″ box.  From Newsroom Records UK.  You can download a free track (for the cost of an email address) from the album at his website.

Esoteric Records UK will release a newly remastered edition of Le Parc (1985) by Tangerine Dream on April 30.  The new reissue will feature a new booklet with a new essay.

Decca Records UK will release the new Melody Gardot album, The Absence, which is planned for the UK market on May 28.

Harmless Records UK will release a Limited Edition, 10-disc Box celebrating the 40th Anniversary of music from the vaults of Philadelphia International.  This newly remastered,  expansive Various Artists Box: Philadelphia International – 40th Anniversary, is set for UK release on May 14.

Roadrunner Records UK will release Storm Corrosion, the self-titled collaborative debut from Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), and Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth).  Storm Corrosion is slated for May 7.

EMI UK is planning the release of a 3CD Box collection for Can called The Lost Tapes on June 18.

Polydor Records will release Magic Hour by Scissor Sisters on May 28.

Sanctuary Records UK will release a 3CD Box of a classic Small Faces title, Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake in a Deluxe Edition (With the expected release of two previous titles in the US, I think that it’s safe to assume that this title will be released there as well).  This set is scheduled for May 7.  It will contain alternate versions and outtakes and pack in a cool booklet with lots of goodies for the fan.  Ian MacLagan and Kenney Jones oversaw the remastering of this great album.  From The Beginning will be released in a Deluxe Edition on the same date in a 2CD set.

Warner Brothers UK will release What We Saw From The Cheap Seats by Regina Spektor with a planned date of May 28.

DGM Records will release The Wine Of Silence by Robert Fripp/Andrew Keeling/David Singleton in a performance orchestrated by The Metropole Orkest, conducted by Jan Stulen.  The Wine of Silence is pegged for an April 30 release date.

The Vinyl Countdown (UK) will release Hot ‘N’ Nasty – Rockin’ The Winterland featuring the great Humble Pie on a vinyl 2LP edition planned for May 7.

Island Records UK will release a 2CD Deluxe Edition of Rendezvous (1977), and Like An Old Fashioned Waltz (1974) by the talented but tragic Sandy Denny.  They are scheduled for May 21.

In Our Heads by Hot Chip is slated for release on June 19.

EMI UK will release a 4CD Box, The EMI Years (1985-1988) featuring the music of Saxon.  It is scheduled for June 4.

The Enemy will release their next album, Streets In The Sky, on May 21 via Cooking Vinyl Records.

7ts Records (UK) plan the reissue of Aggro-Phobia (1976), and Your Mama Won’t Like Me (1975) from Suzi Quatro in remastered sets that include extra tracks.  Both albums are planned for May 14.

Esoteric Records UK plan the reissue of All Together Now (1972) by Argent.  The newly remastered album will contain a new booklet (with new essay), and a bonus track.  This album yielded “Hold Your Head Up”.  In addition, Esoteric Records will reissue Heart To Heart (1979) from the always great Pete Bardens (Camel).  Both remastered reissues are scheduled for April 30.

Nettwerk Records plan to release New Wild Everywhere by Great Lake Swimmers on May 28.

Fiction Records will release Souvenir by The Kaiser Chiefs on June 4.

Cocteau Discs UK will reissue the 1995 classic by Bill Nelson (Be Bop Deluxe), Practically Wired (Or How I Became Guitar Boy), on April 30.

Warner Brothers UK plan a 2CD, 21-track, Deluxe Edition of Electric Warrior by T. Rex planned for April 23.

TAPSheet: Release Notes – 04/02/2012

Sire Records plan the release of What We Saw From the Cheap Seats by Regina Spektor, which is being planned for issue on May 29.

Abkco Records will release ‘best of’ sets for Bobby Rydell, and Chubby Checker called The Very Best Of Bobby Rydell, and The Very Best of Chubby Checker on CD, both scheduled for May 29.  Abkco Records will precede these ‘best of’ sets with The Very Best of Herman’s Hermits, and The Very Best Of The Animals, both planned for May 1.

Warner Brothers has scheduled a 180g vinyl LP reissue of The Nightfly for May 8.  The Nightfly is the first solo album from Steely Dan member, Donald Fagen, which was originally released in 1982.  If you’re a vinyl addict like myself, you have this on your checklist now.

Universal Republic plans to release the US issue of The Lateness Of The Hour by UK singer, Alex Clare.  This rocker’s album was originally released by Island Records in the UK last summer.  Check out a string of Clare tunes via his official Soundcloud uploads.

Rounder Records will release Across The Imaginary Divide by Bela Fleck and The Marcus Roberts Trio scheduling the album for release on June 5.  Rounder Records also plans Ashes And Roses by Mary Chapin Carpenter for June 12.

Time/Life Recordings will release a 3DVD set called Dean Martin Uncut, which is scheduled for May 22.

Warner Brothers plan the US release of Vows by Kimbra, an interesting pop vocalist.  Kimbra is one of several new Pop phenomenon pampered by record labels in the wake of successes by Adele, and other talented female vocalists.  Vows was originally released in 2011 in New Zealand and Australia, where it unleashed three singles.  Success?  Oh, that means a release in the US.  This US issue is expected on May 22.  Kimbra is heard on her official SoundCloud page.

Bigger Picture Records will release Back In The Saddle by country star, Chris Cagle, on May 22.

Decca Records will release Legacy from David Garrett on June 5.

Fuel Records will release Surf’s Up featuring Jan & Dean, scheduling the CD for May 15.

Fuel Records also plan the release of One Tin Soldier: Expanded Edition (1970) from The Original Caste.  This should make you happy if you remember the original version of the song popularized by Coven (who recorded a cover version of the song for the Billy Jack film).  It’s scheduled for expanded reissue on May 15.

Waterfront Records have Remember from Mickey Dolenz, and Cadillac Jack from Mighty Mo Rogers on their current release plan.  Remember is on the calendar for May 29, while Cadillac Jack is set for June 12.

TourDForce Records will release A Night Out With Friends featuring Richard Marx on June 12.