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Barclay James Harvest 1970 Debut Newly Remastered and Remixed in 3CD/DVD Box

In recorded music, Barclay James Harvest have released a string of well-received progressive gems beginning at a time when Progressive music was still in its infancy. And for the better part of a decade after their 1970 self-titled debut, they had the attention of a dedicated audience. With seven songs, the album set a tone for their style moving forward. Their epic 12-minute “Dark Now, My Sky” is a rich, orchestral tune that made it easy to love if you were a bit adventurous. With subsequent albums like Octoberon (1976), Gone To Earth (1977), Time Honoured Ghosts (1975), the band became even deeper.

On May 25, Esoteric Recordings (a division of Cherry Red UK) will release a 3CD/1DVD Boxed set of the eponymous Barclay James Harvest debut. It will present the original album with a new remaster, and expand it with a collection of thirty-three bonus tracks that will include singles (A/B sides), sessions tracks, outtakes, a new 5.1 Surround mix, and a new Stereo mix, all from the original master tapes. In addition, there will be 96kHz/24-bit high resolution Stereo mixes, and a series of live BBC broadcasts to make this set a definitive one. The DVD will contain those new 96kHz/24-bit mixes (5.1 Surround, New Stereo Mix, Original Stereo Mix).

The box will provide a richly designed 68-page book with photos, essays, notes, and many other things to detail the release of this album, and the emergence of a talent in this band. Additional bonus adds include a replica orchestral tour program, two replica press releases, a replica 1968-issued record store poster announcing the release of the “Early Morning” single, and a postcards set.

Barclay James HarvestBarclay James Harvest (3CD/DVD)

CD1 (Barclay James Harvest original album, singles, etc):

Original Stereo Mix Remastered
01. TAKING SOME TIME ON
02. MOTHER DEAR
03. THE SUN WILL NEVER SHINE
04. WHEN THE WORLD WAS WOKEN
05. GOOD LOVE CHILD
06. THE IRON MAIDEN
07. DARK NOW MY SKY
Bonus Tracks
A & B-sides of single released April 1968
08. EARLY MORNING
09. MR. SUNSHINE
Recorded at Advision Studios, London August 1968
10. POOLS OF BLUE
11. I CAN’T GO ON WITHOUT YOU
12. EDEN UNOBTAINABLE
Recorded at Chappell Studios, London August 1968 (mixed at Abbey Road Studios, September 1968)
13. POOLS OF BLUE
A/B-Sides of single released June 1969
14. BROTHER THRUSH
15. POOR WAGES
A-Side of Single released August 1970
16. TAKING SOME TIME ON

CD2 (New Stereo Mix of Original Album, bonus tracks):

New Stereo Mix of Barclay James Harvest
01. TAKING SOME TIME ON
02. MOTHER DEAR
03. THE SUN WILL NEVER SHINE
04. WHEN THE WORLD WAS WOKEN
05. GOOD LOVE CHILD
06. THE IRON MAIDEN
07. DARK NOW MY SKY
Bonus Tracks
Recorded a Chappell Studios, August 16, 1968
08. POOLS OF BLUE
Recorded at EMI Studios, Abbey Road, March 11, 1969
09. BROTHER THRUSH
10. POOR WAGES

CD3 (BBC Broadcasts, etc):

Mr Sunshine film version previously unreleased on CD
01. MR. SUNSHINE
Broadcast on BBC Radio One Top Gear, April 14, 1968 – Previously Unreleased
02. EARLY MORNING
BBC Radio One Top Gear Session recorded April 23, 1968 and broadcast on May 5, 1968
03. SO TOMORROW
04. EDEN UNOBTAINABLE
BBC Radio One Top Gear Session Recorded July 30, 1968 and broadcast August 4, 1968
05. NIGHT
06. POOLS OF BLUE
07. NEED YOU OH SO BAD
08. SMALL TIME TOWN
09. DARK NOW MY SKY
Woolley Wolstenholme original solo demo recorded at Preston House- Saddleworth in 1969 – Previously Unreleased
10. THE SUN WILL NEVER SHINE
BBC Radio One John Peel Sunday Concert records at BBC Paris Theatre, London February 11, 1971 and broadcast on February 21, 1971
11. DARK NOW MY SKY

DVD (Original Album and bonus tracks in New 5.1 Surround Mix of Barclay James Harvest, New 96kHz/24-bit Stereo Mix, 96kHz/24-bit Original Stereo Mix):

01. TAKING SOME TIME ON
02. MOTHER DEAR
03. THE SUN WILL NEVER SHINE
04. WHEN THE WORLD WAS WOKEN
05. GOOD LOVE CHILD
06. THE IRON MAIDEN
07. DARK NOW MY SKY
Bonus Tracks
Recorded at Chappell Studios, August 16, 1968
08. POOLS OF BLUE
Recorded at EMI Studios – Abbey Road on March 11, 1969
09. BROTHER THRUSH
10. POOR WAGES
Video
Mr Sunshine 1968 Short Film with:
01 EARLY MORNING
02 WASHING THE DISHES
03 MR. SUNSHINE

5CD New York Dolls Box, Personality Crisis: Live Recordings & Studio Demos 1972-1975

One of the bump starts to a new era of music occurred when the New York Dolls took to NYC stages, a club at a time. With their wild and daring approaches, the solidifying of Rock’s ‘late ’60s. early ’70s years began to shake like a 9.0 quake intent on creating new tectonic plates. With only two albums in release before their demise, the New York Dolls left a legacy that is still heard and felt.

Of course, over the years there were presented a series of official and ‘grey-market’ material but until the band regrouped (without the services of Johnny Thunders, who died in 1991, and Arthur Kane, who passed in 2004), no new fresh songs were brought out to the fan base. (But subsequent guitarist, Steve Conte, was musically good in his role as successor to the irreplaceable Johnny Thunders.)

On April 27, a 5CD Box, Personality Crisis: Live Recordings & Studio Demos 1972-1975, will add to the mystique of the band that never was able to complete their full intended journey. One of the essential elements of this package is a collection of early, pre-Mercury Records demo sessions. With a presentation of 46 demos recorded at three separate studios, with a few bonus tracks (over two CDs), and five live locations including two that were radio broadcasts (over three CDs), there is more than a fan could possibly want in this collectible boxed set. (Just gaze at the track-list below!)

This set is presented in a clamshell box along with an essential booklet of notes, photos, and credits! The box will house the CDs in individual cardboard wallets.

No one will ever replace the phenomenon that New York Dolls were. They couldn’t even do i themselves decades later with new recordings. After their demise, their placement created a world of different avenues, with only Johnny Thunders maintaining a hard-edged punk style with the Heartbreakers (and a legendary solo outing that included So Alone!)

Personality Crisis: Live Recordings & Studio Demos 1972-1975New York Dolls

CD1 (Studio Demos ’72-’73):

Blue Rock Studio NYC, June ‘72
01. BAD GIRL
02. LOOKING FOR A KISS
03. DON’T START ME TALKIN’
04. DON’T MESS WITH CUPID
05. HUMAN BEING
06. PERSONALITY CRISIS
07. PILLS
08. JET BOY
09. FRANKENSTEIN
Escape Studios UK October ’72
10.PERSONALITY CRISIS
11.LOOKING FOR A KISS
12.BAD GIRL
13.SUBWAY TRAIN
Planet Studios NYC March ’73
14.SEVEN DAY WEEKEND
15. FRANKENSTEIN
16. WHO ARE THE MYSTERY GIRLS?
17. (THERE’S GONNA BE A) SHOWDOWN
18. BACK IN THE USA

CD2 (Studio Demos 1973, Bonus Tracks, A/B Sides of 1979 single):

Planet Studios NYC, March ‘73
01. ENDLESS PARTY
02. JET BOY
03. IT’S TOO LATE (FALSE START)
04. IT’S TOO LATE (FULL VERSION)
05. BAD DETECTIVE
06. LONELY PLANET BOY
07. SUBWAY TRAIN
08. PRIVATE WORLD
09. TRASH
10.HUMAN BEING
11.DON’T START ME TALKIN’
12.HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN
13.(GIVE HIM A) GREAT BIG KISS
14.VIETNAMESE BABY
15. BABYLON
16.BAD GIRL
17. PILLS
18.PERSONALITY CRISIS

Bonus Tracks
01. HOUDINI
02. ONE NIGHT IN TEXAS
03. AFTER THE STORM
04. PERCY THE PIMP
05. RUNNING WILD
06. ALL IN YOUR MIND
07. SUICIDE
08. FEEL LIKE I’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE

A/B Sides of 1979 Single (Del Bromham)
09. WHO DO YOU LOVE
10.THE BEST FRIEND I EVER HAD

CD3 (Live Sets from Paris, Detroit, Long Island NYC):

Bataclan, Paris, December 23, ‘73
01. TRASH
02. THE MILK MAN
03. PUSS’N’BOOTS
Michigan Palace, Detroit, December 31 ‘73, New Year’s Eve
04. INTRO/PERSONALITY CRISIS
05. BAD GIRL
06. LOOKING FOR A KISS
07. WHO ARE THE MYSTERY GIRLS?
08. STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE
09. HUMAN BEING
10. PILLS
11. TRASH
12.THE MILK MAN
13. PUSS’N’BOOTS
14. BABYLON
15.LONE STAR QUEEN
16.DON’T START ME TALKIN’
My Father’s Place, Long Island NYC, April 14, ’74, WBAB Radio Broadcast
17. PUSS’N’BOOTS
18.LOOKING FOR A KISS
19. TRASH
20.STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE
21.PERSONALITY CRISIS
22.BAD GIRL
23. PILLS

CD4 (Live Sets From Long Island NYC, Vancouver, Dallas – 1974):

My Father’s Place, Long Island NYC, April 14, ’74, WBAB Radio Broadcast Continuation
01. HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN
02. IT’S TOO LATE
03. CHATTERBOX
Vancouver June/July ’74
04. HUMAN BEING
05. HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN
06. (GIVE HIM A) GREAT BIG KISS
07. DON’T MESS WITH CUPID
08. CHATTERBOX
09. BABYLON
10.(THERE’S GONNA BE A) SHOWDOWN
11.WHO ARE THE MYSTERY GIRLS?
12.JET BOY
13.HUMAN BEING
Dallas, September ’74
14.INTRO/PERSONALITY CRISIS
15.VIETNAMESE BABY
16.BAD GIRL
17.(GIVE HIM A) GREAT BIG KISS

CD5 (Live Sets Dallas and NYC – 1974/1975):

Dallas, September ’74 (continuation)
01. PILLS
02. FRANKENSTEIN
03. LONE STAR QUEEN
04. DON’T START ME TALKIN’
NYC, 1975
05. RED PATENT LEATHER
06. ON FIRE
07. SOMETHING ELSE
08. DADDY ROLLING STONE
09. AIN’T GOT NO HOME/DIZZY MISS LIZZY
10.GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS
11.DOWN DOWN DOWNTOWN
12.PIRATE LOVE
13. PILLS
14.TEENAGE NEWS
15.PERSONALITY CRISIS/LOOKING FOR A KISS
16.STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE

 

New Career Spanning 50th Anniversary Jethro Tull 3CD Set, 50 For 50

Jethro Tull has been one of the more active bands in presenting complete and definitive updates of their entire catalog. For many fans, that has been a boon in keeping a valid and refreshing audio experience (along with assorted previously unreleased stuff, era live sets, and demos, etc.)  within our grasp. If you ask me, it’s necessary to many of us to maintain a symbiotic relationship between band and fan.

On May 25, Rhino and Parlophone Records will release a career-spanning collection of fifty classic Jethro Tull tracks, all personally curated by Ian Anderson. Without question, the track-list of 50 For 50 is a ‘best of’ collection but goes a huge leap beyond that. With representative songs from each album over their fifty year period, this set presents a great overview of the band, the like that can only be reproduced in equal worth by your own created playlist.

Before we go further, let me note to you that none of these tracks are newly remastered. They will present the last remastering (or best last remastering) of each song.

In addition to the 3CD, 50-song overview, there will be a single CD with a selected fifteen songs, and will be called 50th Anniversary Collection.

50 For 50Jethro Tull

CD1:
01 Nothing Is Easy (2001 Remastered Version)
02 Love Story (2001 Remastered Version)
03 Beggar’s Farm (2001 Remastered Version)
04 Living In The Past (2001 Remastered Version)
05 A Song For Jeffrey (2001 Remastered Version)
06 A New Day Yesterday (2001 Remastered Version)
07 The Witch’s Promise (2013 Remastered Version)
08 Mother Goose
09 With You There To Help Me (2001 Remastered Version)
10 Teacher (US Version) [2013 Remastered Version]
11 Life Is A Long Song
12 Sweet Dream (2001 Remastered Version)
13 Aqualung
14 Minstrel In The Gallery (2001 Remastered Version)
15 Critique Oblique (Stereo Mix)
16 Weathercock (2003 Remastered Version)
17 Cross Eyed Mary

CD2:
01 Bouree (2001 Remastered Version)
02 Dun Ringill (2004 Remastered Version)
03 Heavy Horses (2003 Remastered Version)
04 Hunting Girl (2003 Remastered Version)
05 Bungle In The Jungle (2002 Remastered Version)
06 Salamander (2002 Remastered Version)
07 Pussy Willow (2005 Remastered Version)
08 Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll (2002 Remastered Version)
09 Songs From The Wood (2003 Remastered Version)
10 The Whistler (2003 Remastered Version)
11 Really Don’t Mind/See There a Son Is Born
12 Moths (2003 Remastered Version)
13 One White Duck/010 = Nothing At All (2002 Remastered Version)
14 Cup Of Wonder (2003 Remastered Version)
15 Ring Out Solstice Bells
16 Skating Away (On The Thin Ice Of The New Day) (2002 Remastered Version)
17 A Christmas Song

CD3:
01 One Brown Mouse (2003 Remastered Version)
02 Rare And Precious Chain (2006 Remastered Version)
03 Kissing Willie (2006 Remastered Version)
04 Rocks On The Road (2006 Remastered Version)
05 Fylingdale Flyer (2004 Remastered Version)
06 Paparazzi (2005 Remastered Version)
07 North Sea Oil (2004 Remastered Version)
08 Steel Monkey (2005 Remastered Version)
09 Black Sunday (2004 Remastered Version)
10 European Legacy (2005 Remastered Version)
11 Budapest (2005 Remastered Version)
12 Broadsword (2005 Remastered Version)
13 Dot Com
14 Farm On The Freeway (2005 Remastered Version)
15 This Is Not Love (2006 Remastered Version)
16 Locomotive Breath

50th Anniversary CollectionJethro Tull

01 Love Story (2001 Remastered Version)
02 Living In The Past (2001 Remastered Version)
03 Life Is A Long Song
04 Sweet Dream (2001 Remastered Version)
05 The Witch’s Promise (2013 Remastered Version)
06 Aqualung
07 Dun Ringill (2004 Remastered Version)
08 Cross Eyed Mary
09 Bouree (2001 Remastered Version)
10 Bungle In The Jungle (2002 Remastered Version)
11 Steel Monkey (2005 Remastered Version)
12 Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll (2002 Remastered Version)
13 Ring Out Solstice Bells
14 Farm On The Freeway (2005 Remastered Version)
15 Locomotive Breath

New Ray LaMontagne Album Arriving, Part Of The Light

Two years ago, Ray LaMontagne released his sixth album, Ouroboros to critics acclaim. His vocal style and musical presentation is a unique one as his voice and music is heavily reminiscent of a musical era gone by. That is to say that his fame would have been higher in the era of the late ’60s, and early ’70s. His last album displayed a style update and is still a haunting pleasure to listen to.

On May 18, RCA Records will release the latest  Ray LaMontagne album, Part Of The Light. It will offer a list of nine new tracks and if we can judge by the already released song, “Such A Simple Thing”, then it’s pretty easy to say that the acoustic talent and unique voice of Ray LaMontagne will be in full dress for this album.

Part Of The Light will be released on CD, DD, and vinyl LP.

Part Of The LightRay LaMontagne

01. To the Sea
02. Paper Man
03. Part of the Light
04. It’s Always Been You
05. Let’s Make It Last
06. As Black As Blood Is Blue
07. Such A Simple Thing
08. No Answer Arrives
09. Goodbye Blue Sky

New Roger Daltrey Album, As Long As I Have You

Admittedly, the last thing I would expect in this world of Rock and Roll is a new Roger Daltrey album. And not because I think it’s unnecessary. I sill warmly remember his debut Daltrey (1973), and his followup, Ride A Rock Horse (1975), and even One of The Boys (1977). All in all, Roger Daltrey has released eight solo efforts, his last being Rocks In The Head (1992). What surprises me is his announcement that releasing albums is a wasteful effort given the current environment.  And yet:

On June 1, Polydor will release the next Roger Daltrey album, As Long As I Have You. It will provide eleven songs, many with Pete Townshend on guitar, giving us as close a Who album as can be expected.

As Long As I Have You will be released on CD, DD, and two versions of vinyl including 180g-weight black vinyl, and a limited edition 180g-weight red color vinyl LP housed in a “disco bag”.  The red vinyl set is available exclusively via The Who webstore.

As for me, this is one for the fans!

As Long As I Have YouRoger Daltrey

01 As Long As I Have You
02 How Far
03 Where Is A Man To Go?
04 Get On Out Of The Rain
05 I’ve Got Your Love
06 Into My Arms
07 You Haven’t Done Nothing
08 Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
09 Certified Rose
10 The Love You Save
11 Always Heading Home

Loreena McKennitt To Release New Album, Lost Souls

For decades, Loreena McKennitt has given to an audience of fans her lush and engaging lyrical songs with a Celtic flavor. As an accomplished musician and composer of extraordinary worth, Loreena McKennitt has given us a delightful library of  songs. Her last album was The Wind That Shakes The Barley, which was released in 2010. Now, eight years later, we’re being gifted with a new album, her first of original music since her 2006 album, An Ancient Muse.

On May 11, Quinlan Road will release the newest album by the artist, Lost Souls. This new album will feature nine new songs.

Lost Souls will be released on CD, DD, and 180g-weigh black vinyl LP.

 

Wire To Reissue First Three Album Classics In Special Edition Multi-CD, CD, LP

One of the richest veins in Rock history reside from 1975 through 1985. There, music proliferated in a way that the previous times have not experienced. Not to disparage the music of the ‘late 50s, the embryonic ’60s, and the ‘teen years’ of the early ’70s, but when Punk created a dissension among listeners of Rock, you were either in or out, choosing to resist the evolution or to embrace it. After the brief of powerful display of Punk, there were bands who rode he Punk wave capitalizing on it’s cultural popularity. What some called “noise”, others found a new interest that propelled them into the next period, the next phase of actionable Rock and Roll. That new springboard genre was called Post-Punk. Whatever that meant to you, there is no denying that style of Rock was important.

One of those great Post-Punk bands (or Art-Punk, as you may have preferred), is a band known as Wire. With a formation in 1976, they quickly brought a stylistic sound to the hardcore punk, thus helping to create a strong and influential Post-punk landscape.

On May 18, watch for the reissue of three Wire classic albums that will be newly remastered, imbued with bonus tracks, and repackaged for CD, DD, and vinyl LP. The three albums include Pink Flag(1977), Chairs Missing (1978), and 154 (1979).  All three sets will provide a grand book-style housing with 80 pages of goodness to attend to the music provided.

Not only will the multi-CD Special Editions be released, but also single CD remasters featuring the original album only. These will be released on June 22, as will the remastered vinyl LPs featuring the original albums. For DD, only the original album remastered will be released. To get the bonus tracks, you will have to get the Special Editions.

Wire’s previous release Silver/Lead, issued in 2017, reveals the band to be as original as ever.

Pink Flag will contain thirty-eight tracks, with the twenty-one originals, and a collection of seventeen B-sides, demos, and previously unreleased cuts:

CD1 (Original Album):
01. Reuters
02. Field Day for the Sundays
03. Three Girl Rhumba
04. Ex Lion Tamer
05. Lowdown
06. Start to Move
07. Brazil
08. It’s So Obvious
09. Surgeon’s Girl
10. Pink Flag
11. The Commercial
12. Straight Line
13. 106 Beats That
14. Mr. Suit
15. Strange
16. Fragile
17. Mannequin
18. Different to Me
19. Champs
20. Feeling Called Love
21. 12 X U

CD2 (Bonus tracks):
01. The Commercial
02. Mr. Suit
03. Pink Flag
04. Surgeon’s Girl
05. Field Day for the Sundays
06. 106 Beats That
07. Fragile
08. Reuters
09. Different to Me
10. Ex Lion Tamer
11. Mannequin
12. Champs
13. Start to Move
14. Ex Lion Tamer
15. 12XU (Mono Mix)
16. Mannequin (Mono Mix)
17. It’s So Obvious

Chairs Missing will be spread out over three CDs with forty-seven tracks. Fifteen originals, and a massive assortment of thirty-two bonus tracks of B-sides, singles, demos, and outtakes:

CD1 (Original Album):
01. Practice Makes Perfect
02. French Film Bleurred
03. Another the Letter
04. Men 2nd
05. Marooned
06. Sand in My Joints
07. Being Sucked in Again
08. Heartbeat
09. Mercy
10. Outdoor Miner
11. I Am the Fly
12. I Feel Mysterious Today
13. From the Nursery
14. Used To
15. Too Late

CD2 (Bonus Tracks: Singles, B-sides, Outtakes):
01. I Am the Fly (Single Version)
02. Dot Dash
03. Options R
04. Outdoor Miner (Single Version)
05. Practice Makes Perfect (Single Version)
06. Underwater Experiences (Advision Version)

CD3 (Demos):
01. Practice Makes Perfect
02. OhNoNotSo
03. Culture Vultures
04. It’s the Motive
05. Love Ain’t Polite
06. French Film Blurred (Version 1)
07. Sand in My Joints
08. Too Late
09. I Am the Fly
10. Heartbeat
11. Underwater Experiences
12. Stalemate
13. I Feel Mysterious Today
14. Dot Dash
15. French Film Blurred (Version 2)
16. Options R
17. Finistaire (Mercy)
18. Marooned
19. From the Nursery
20. Indirect Enquiries (Version 1)
21. Outdoor Miner
22. Chairs Missing (Used To)
23. Being Sucked in Again
24. Men 2nd
25. Another the Letter
26. No Romans

The third Wire release, 154, will be distributed in a 3CD SE that will add twenty-seven bonus tracks to the original’s thirteen tracks. 154 has long been considered the band’s masterpiece and is much darker in musical scope:

CD1 (Original Album):
01. I Should Have Known Better
02. Two People in a Room
03. The 15th
04. The Other Window
05. Single K.O.
06. A Touching Display
07. On Returning
08. A Mutual Friend
09. Blessed State
10. Once Is Enough
11. Map Ref 41°N 93°W
12. Indirect Enquiries
13. 40 Versions

CD2 (Bonus Tracks: Singles, B-sides, Outtakes):
01. A Question of Degree (Single Version)
02. Former Airline (Single Version)
03. Go Ahead (Single Version)
04. Our Swimmer (Single Version)
05. Midnight Bahnhof Café (Single Version)
06. Our Swimmer (2nd Length) [single Version]
07. Catapult 30 (Single Version)
08. Song 1
09. Get Down 1 + 2
10. Let’s Panic Later
11. Small Electric Piece

CD3 (Demos):
01. 40 Versions
02. Ignorance No Plea (I Should Have Known Better)
03. Blessed State
04. A Touching Display
05. The 15th
06. A Mutual Friend
07. Once Is Enough
08. The Other Window

 

UK Record Store Day To Release PiL Album Breakout Of 2LP Concert Live At The Brixton Academy 27.5.86

A few years back, Public Image Ltd released Deluxe editions of some of their classic sets including the much loved Album. Contained within the generously  supplied edition was a live set from Brixton Academy circa 1986, the period of time in which Album was released.

The live Brixton Academy recordings consists of fourteen performance tracks. It’s now good news to note that an official release of the May 27, 1986 show will be reissued alone, apart from the Deluxe Edition of Album.

The set is being called – appropriately – Concert (live at the Brixton Academy 27.5.86). Currently, this is being marketed for UK Record Store Day as a 2LP vinyl set. This gatefold edition will include a fold out poster.

Record Store Day (UK) is scheduled for April 21.

Hopefully, a CD set will follow after the RSD promotions end for the PiL faithful and deserving CD adherents.

concert live at the brixton academy 27.5.86PiL

LP1/A:
01 Kashmir
02 FFF
03 Low Life
04 Fishing
LP1/B:
01 Poptones
02 Pretty Vacant
03 Banging The Door
04 Flowers Of Romance
05 Bags

LP2/A:
01 Round
02 Home
LP2/B:
01 Public Image
02 Rise
03 Annalisa

 

UPDATE: Blues Pills Guitarist, Dorrian Sorriaux To Release 4-Track EP, Hungry Ghost

If you have followed the band, Blues Pills, then you already know the kind of powerhouse blues/Rock they can produce.  With a successful album, Lady In Gold (2016), and a successful tour in the books, here was inevitable downtime.  Guitarist, Dorian Sorriaux had decided to put that downtime to effective use and has recorded a collection of songs that will be released as an EP.

On June 29, the Dorian Sorriaux EP, consisting of four psychedelic folk tunes, will be released as Hungry Ghost. This EP will be released via Soulseller Records.

Here at MusicTAP, I’m a big fan of Blues Pills. I’m also a fan of the resurgence and expansion of Psychedelic music. With both of these loves, I’m actually quite excited for this set, even if it’s small.

 

 

New Def Leppard CD and LP Boxed Sets To Be Issued

Def Leppard was a surprise arrival in the Rock world back in 1977. With young Joe Elliott as vocalist, and a high intensity guitarist, Steve Clark, the band immediately entered the charts with a Rock fan satisfying collection of tracks found on their 1980 debut, On Through The Night. It delivered a series of hits, some in the UK, and some in the US. The album itself was a high placement on both the UK and US charts.

With a catalog of eleven studio sets that includes the massive Pyromania (1983), with over ten million units sold, and the even greater selling Hysteria (1987), with over twenty million copies in fans’ hands, the catalog of Def Leppard is a valuable and exciting commodity. It has been undergoing an updating of which these boxed sets are a part of.

On June 1, Mercury Records will release two separately available boxed sets, one for CD, and one for vinyl LP. Both sets will be known as The Collection, Volume One.

The CD Collection will be six CDs, while the vinyl box will contain seven LPs. There will a special booklet housed in the case with the discs. The Rarities disc is the catch here as it is expected to contain radio sessions from the band’s early years. For the CD Box, the EP might be included on the Rarities CD.

The albums included will be:

  • 01 – On Through The Night
  • 02 – High ‘n’ Dry
  • 03 – Pyromania
  • 04 – Hysteria
  • 05 – Live At The L.A. Forum 1983
  • 06 – Rarities Volume One
  • 07 – The Def Leppard EP

More details will follow in a future update.