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[UPDATE] A Passion Play From Jethro Tull Gets The Steven Wilson Remix Magic For 5.1 Surround and Stereo

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Steven Wilson has remixed another favorite Jethro Tull classic, A Passion Play (1973).  A Passion Play arrived after Thick As A Brick and featured four musically theatrical “acts” making up another conceptual work from Anderson and the boys. The album, although not well appreciated by many actually served up a decent blend of typical Jethro Tull music.

The album obviously also found favor with Steven Wilson, who notoriously will not work on an album if he isn’t interested in the music. With several more Tull albums out there that we’d love to see get the Steven Wilson magic touch, we’re pleased to see him moving right along.

On June 16, the UK (surprised?) will reissue A Passion Play set in a four -disc collection that will include desired 5.1 Surround remixes of the entire album.   The US will follow that date with July 1 via Rhino/Parlophone.  In addition to the Wilson brand of remixes that will include both Stereo and 5.1 (DTS, and Dolby Digital), and their various hi-res files. As a bonus, Jethro Tull’s original recordings, The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions, which were scraped by the band, and rewritten and re-recorded, will be a part of the album’s 4-disc set. This inclusion makes the entire An Extended Performance of the after death plot concept album a special reissue indeed.

A 2LP set of the newly remixed album is also expected.

Disc1:

1. Lifebeats/Prelude (Stereo Mix)
2. The Silver Cord (Stereo Mix)
3. Re-Assuring Tune (Stereo Mix)
4. Memory Bank (Stereo Mix)
5. Best Friends (Stereo Mix)
6. Critique Oblique (Stereo Mix)
7. Forest Dance #1 (Stereo Mix)
8. The Story Of The Hare Who Lost His Spectacles (Stereo Mix)
9. Forest Dance #2 (Stereo Mix)
10. The Foot Of Our Stairs (Stereo Mix)
11. Overseer Overture (Stereo Mix)
12. Flight From Lucifer (Stereo Mix)
13. 10.08 To Paddington (Stereo Mix)
14. Magus Perde (Stereo Mix)
15. Epilogue (Stereo Mix)

Disc2:

1. The Big Top (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Stereo Mix]
2. Scenario (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Stereo Mix]
3. Audition (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Stereo Mix]
4. Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Stereo Mix]
5. Sailor (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Stereo Mix]
6. No Rehearsal (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Stereo Mix]
7. Left Right (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Stereo Mix]
8. Only Solitaire (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Stereo Mix]
9. Critique Oblique (Part 1) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (Stereo Mix)
10. Critique Oblique (Part Ii) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (Stereo Mix)
11. Animelee (1st Dance) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (Stereo Mix)
12. Animelee (2nd Dance) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (Stereo Mix)
13. Law Of The Bungle (Part I) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (Stereo Mix)
14. Tiger Toon (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Stereo Mix]
15. Law Of The Bungle (Part Ii) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (Stereo Mix)

Disc3:

1. Lifebeats/Prelude (5.1 Dts)
2. The Silver Cord (5.1 Dts)
3. Re-Assuring Tune (5.1 Dts)
4. Memory Bank (5.1 Dts)
5. Best Friends (5.1 Dts)
6. Critique Oblique (5.1 Dts)
7. Forest Dance #1 (5.1 Dts)
8. The Story Of The Hare Who Lost His Spectacles (5.1 Dts)
9. Forest Dance #2 (5.1 Dts)
10. The Foot Of Our Stairs (5.1 Dts)
11. Overseer Overture (5.1 Dts)
12. Flight From Lucifer (5.1 Dts)
13. 10:08 To Paddington (5.1 Dts)
14. Magus Perde (5.1 Dts)
15. Epilogue (5.1 Dts)
16. Lifebeats/Prelude (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
17. The Silver Cord (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
18. Re-Assuring Tune (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
19. Memory Bank (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
20. Best Friends (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
21. Critique Oblique (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
22. Forest Dance #1 (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
23. The Story Of The Hare Who Lost His Spectacles (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
24. Forest Dance #2 (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
25. The Foot Of Our Stairs (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
26. Overseer Overture (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
27. Flight From Lucifer (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
28. 10:08 To Paddington (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
29. Magus Perde (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
30. Epilogue (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
31. Lifebeats/Prelude (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
32. The Silver Cord (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
33. Re-Assuring Tune (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
34. Memory Bank (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
35. Best Friends (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
36. Critique Oblique (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
37. Forest Dance #1 (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
38. The Story Of The Hare Who Lost His Spectacles (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
39. Forest Dance #2 (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
40. The Foot Of Our Stairs (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
41. Overseer Overture (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
42. Flight From Lucifer (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
43. 10:08 To Paddington (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
44. Magus Perde (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
45. Epilogue (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
46. A Passion Play Part 1 (Original Master)
47. A Passion Play Part 2 (Original Master)
48. The Story Of The Hare Who Lost His Spectacles
49. Intro/Outro Passion Play Film Footage

Disc4:

1. The Big Top (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [5.1 Dts]
2. Scenario (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [5.1 Dts]
3. Audition (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [5.1 Dts]
4. Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [5.1 Dts]
5. Sailor (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [5.1 Dts]
6. No Rehearsal (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [5.1 Dts]
7. Left Right (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [5.1 Dts]
8. Only Solitaire (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [5.1 Dts]
9. Critique Oblique (Part I) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (5.1 Dts)
10. Critique Oblique (Part Ii) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (5.1 Dts)
11. Animelee (1st Dance) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (5.1 Dts)
12. Animelee (2nd Dance) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (5.1 Dts)
13. Law Of The Bungle (Part I) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (5.1 Dts)
14. Tiger Toon (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [5.1 Dts]
15. Law Of The Bungle (Part Ii) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (5.1 Dts)
16. The Big Top (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Dolby Digital Surround Sound]
17. Scenario (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Dolby Digital Surround Sound]
18. Audition (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Dolby Digital Surround Sound]
19. Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Dolby Digital Surround Sound]
20. Sailor (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Dolby Digital Surround Sound]
21. No Rehearsal (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Dolby Digital Surround Sound]
22. Left Right (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Dolby Digital Surround Sound]
23. Only Solitaire (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Dolby Digital Surround Sound]
24. Critique Oblique (Part I) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
25. Critique Oblique (Part Ii) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
26. Animelee (1st Dance) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
27. Animelee (2nd Dance) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
28. Law Of The Bungle (Part I) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
29. Tiger Toon (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Dolby Digital Surround Sound]
30. Law Of The Bungle (Part Ii) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
31. The Big Top (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [96/24 Pcm Stereo]
32. Scenario (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [96/24 Pcm Stereo]
33. Audition (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [96/24 Pcm Stereo]
34. Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [96/24 Pcm Stereo]
35. Sailor (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [96/24 Pcm Stereo]
36. No Rehearsal (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [96/24 Pcm Stereo]
37. Left Right (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [96/24 Pcm Stereo]
38. Only Solitaire (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [96/24 Pcm Stereo]
39. Critique Oblique (Part I) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
40. Critique Oblique (Part Ii) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
41. Animelee (1st Dance) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
42. Animelee (2nd Dance) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
43. Law Of The Bungle (Part I) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
44. Tiger Toon (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [96/24 Pcm Stereo]
45. Law Of The Bungle (Part Ii) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (96/24 Pcm Stereo)

Outsider, The New Uriah Heep Album Is Slated For June

Uriah Heep OutsiderFor me, Uriah Heep could not fail. They may have made a few “not so great” albums, but they sure gave it everything they had. I can’t say enough about the music found on The Magician’s Birthday (1972), followed by the Warner debut of Sweet Freedom (1972 – with “Stealin'” – “…when I should have been buyin'”), Wonderworld (1974), and a recent Wake The Sleeper (2008).  Of course, those are just personal favorite selections. They left little that wasn’t appreciated. But oh what a revolving door the band had with frequent personnel changes.

Mick Box, the one solid mainstay from day one, is obviously the great architect of the band. While we miss David Byron, the vocalist who was dismissed for his excesses in 1976, and who died in 1985, Ken Hensley, the keyboardist through their peak years, Lee Kerslake, the veteran drummer of several tenures, and the long run of Trevor Bolder, who died in 2013 , the band did quite well with the likes of short-termers, John Wetton, and Gary Thain (who died in 1975), and long-termers, Phil Lanzon, and Bernie Shaw.

However, the good news for Uriah Heep fans is this:

On June 10 in the US (June 9 in the UK, June 6 elsewhere in Europe), Frontiers Records will release the 24th studio effort by Uriah Heep called Outsider.  With eleven new tracks, Outsider will be issued on CD, vinyl LP, and digital download MP3 from various fronts.

Track-listing: Speed of Sound, One Minute, The Law, The Outsider, Rock The Foundation, Is Anybody Gonna Help Me?, Looking At You, Can’t Take That Away,Jesse, Kiss The Rainbow, Say Goodbye

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Legend, The Bob Marley ‘Best-Of’, Becomes A 30th Anniversary Celebration In July

BobMarleyLegendThe legacy of Bob Marley and his band, The Wailers is the stuff of legend.  Not only has he widely influenced peers, but he has also influenced countless bands who have somehow integrated a form of reggae into their music.  And there are a lot of those.

Bob Marley began his recording career as early as 1962, but did not sign with Island Records, where he acquired most of his short-lived fame, until 1972. In 1973, his Catch A Fire album was released, followed by Burnin’, also in 1973. However, it was his 1974 release. Natty Dread, that put him on the map.  Natty Dread provided his high charting, as well as a “No Woman, No Cry”, a potent hit.

Bob Marley released several more strong albums, with a string of important singles over the next few years. In 1977, he was diagnosed with a melonoma that eventually took his life in 1981.

In 1984, Island Records assembled a ‘best of’ collection called Legend. That album performed miraculously on the charts, efficiently cementing Bob Marley as one of Rock’s most important musicians.  With 14 tracks in the original release, the album sold well.  Over time, the album has been revisited as expanded and remastered reissues.

On July 1, Island will revisited the title once again as a 30th Anniversary 2-disc (CD/DVD) celebration.

As of now, I have no important info related to this particular release. I do expect that to start drifting out shortly. when it does, I will update this page.

5.1 Surround Remix Of The Complete Quadrophenia Classic By The Who Is Here…Oh, and Quadrophenia – Live In London Too

TheWho_QuadroLiveInLondonIf you were hesitating to pick up the Quadrophenia – Live In London set, now might be the perfect time to re-evaluate your decision. This is especially true if you have desired the 5.1 Surround mix of Quadrophenia that was a disappointment last release.

The main thrust here was supposed to be the video playback of the Quadrophenia tour that The Who embarked on over 2012 and 2013 to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the classic album.  This particular display involves the video of the show on July 8, 2013 at Wembley Stadium. What happened is that the word got out that the Box would contain a Blu-ray Audio disc of the ENTIRE Quadrophenia classic…in 5.1 Surround! If that didn’t get you to stand up and take notice, then absolutely nothing will move you in 2014.

Quadrophenia – Live In London, the chosen vehicle to carry this album (although there will be a stand-alone Blu-ray Audio set as well) will contain the full show at Wembley on BD, and DVD, and will also include (in the expansive Deluxe Metal Box edition), a 6″ Mod Headlight sticker, a booklet with liner notes and photos, a Mod Headlight button, the 2CD soundtrack of the concert, and, of course, the 5.1 Surround of the original Quadrophenia. All of this is contain in a 10″ round metal Mod Headlight container.

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If you’re still resistant to the full package, then Quadrophenia – Live In London will also be available separately as a Blu-ray Disc, a DVD, and downloadable digital.

And then, of course, the stand-alone Blu-ray Audio release of the remixed 5.1 Surround version of Quadrophenia will be made available. (No Stereo???)

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The 2CD soundtrack of the concert will also be made available by itself as well as DD.

Time to really bust that piggy bank, fans!

TRACK LIST – ALL FORMATS EXCEPT the stand-alone 1973 VERSION:

I Am The Sea
The Real Me
Quadrophenia
Cut My Hair
The Punk And The Godfather
I’m One
The Dirty Jobs
Helpless Dancer
Is It In My Head?
I’ve Had Enough
5:15
Sea And Sand
Drowned
Bell Boy
Doctor Jimmy
The Rock
Love Reign O’er Me

Bonus Performances:
Who Are You
You Better You Bet
Pinball Wizard
Baba O’Riley
Won’t Get Fooled Again
Tea & Theatre

TRACK LIST – BLU-RAY QUADROPHENIA (1973) ALBUM 5.1 MIX:

I Am The Sea
The Real Me
Quadrophenia
Cut My Hair
The Punk And The Godfather
I’m One
The Dirty Jobs
Helpless Dancer
Is It In My Head?
I’ve Had Enough
5:15
Sea And Sand
Drowned
Bell Boy
Doctor Jimmy
The Rock
Love Reign O’er Me

Peter Murphy To Release New Solo Album, Lion, In June

Peter Murphy LionBest known for his years with the UK band, Bauhaus, as well as for his string of influential solo albums, Peter Murphy has made a name for himself. With Bauhaus, Murphy began his short, Goth-centric run generating hits like “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”, and four important albums including Mask (1981), and the perfect In the Flat Field debut released in 1980.

After the demise of Bauhaus, Peter Murphy embarked on his solo career, which was a heady exercise in variety.  With Should The World Fail to Fall Apart, his 1986 UK charting classic debut that gave up the UK hit, “Blue Heart”, as a well as a mesmerizing cover of “The Light Pours Out Of Me” (Magazine), Peter Murphy went on to gain as many, if not more, fans than Bauhaus collected during its short lifespan.

Over the years, Peter Murphy provided fans with plenty of excellence with eight studio efforts including 2011’s fantastic Ninth release, showing that the talent was solid, and still meaningful. With combined Bauhaus reunions, another Bauhaus album recorded and released in 2008 (Go Away White), and his already busy schedule, fans were never without much Peter Murphy goodness.

On June 3, Nettwerk Records will release the new Peter Murphy album, Lion.  With eleven new tracks for the standard CD release, and an additional ten Live cuts planned for the 2CD Deluxe Edition, Lion intends to be a serious expectation for the fans.  The limited (5000 only) 2CD Deluxe Edition’s bonus CD will feature ten live performance tracks culled from the Murphy’s 2013 Mr Moonlight Tour celebrating 35 Of Bauhaus (track-list below).

In addition to the CD releases, there will be a collectible vinyl 2LP (with gate-fold jacket) issue that will throw in the bonus of two bonus tracks. Those extra tracks (not on the CDs) will include the new song, “Gabriel”, and a Youth (producer of Lion, and producer for Killing Joke and The Verve) remix of a song, “I Am My Own Name” from the new album.

CD TRACK-LIST:
1. Hang Up
2. I Am My Own Name
3. Low Tar Stars
4. I’m On Your Side
5. Compression
6. Holy Clown
7. The Rose
8. The Ghost Of Shokan Lake
9. Eliza
10. Loctaine
11. Lion

DELUXE BONUS DISC (LIMITED EDITION – 5000 copies only)
LIVE FROM THE MR. MOONLIGHT – 35 YEARS OF BAUHAUS TOUR:
1. Double Dare (Live)
2. In The Flat Field (Live)
3. A God In An Alcove (Live)
4. Silent Hedges (Live)
5. The Spy In The Cab (Live)
6. Bela Lugosi’s Dead (Live)
7. The Passion Of Lovers (Live)
8. Stigmata Martyr (Live)
9. Hollow Hills (Live)
10. Spirit (Live)

VINYL LP TRACK-LISTING:
(SAME TRACK LISTING AS CD + 2 BONUS TRACKS)
1. Gabriel (Vinyl Bonus Track)
2. I Am My Own Name (Youth Remix) (Vinyl Bonus Track)

Peter Murphy will tirelessly promote the album with a 30-date US Tour. In the meantime, enjoy “Hang Up”, the lead-off single from the album from the YouTube embed below:

New Judas Priest Album Planned For 2014

Judas PriestSince 1974, the heavy metal genre has been thoroughly rocked by the recorded music of Judas Priest.  With their first album, Rocka Rolla, released in 1974, followed by Sad Wings Of Destiny in 1976, the team of twin guitars, Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing, vocalist Rob Halford, and the rhythm section of Ian Hill (bass), and a few drummers looking for “the fit” (Alan Moore, John Hinch) made Rock history with a short series of post-independent , and a hefty batch of increasingly successful Columbia Records issues that began with Sin After Sin (1977).

The line-ups of Judas Priest have fluctuated over time, with current members Rob Halford (who left for a time), Glenn Tipton, and Ian Hill being the remaining original members (not bad!). Nevertheless, all lineups have created memorable albums.  The last studio album from Judas Priest, Nostradamus, arrived in 2008. And folks, that’s nearly five years ago (the album released on Epic Records in June of that year).

While there is no set date, no cover shot, no listing of tracks, and no word other than “it’s coming”, it is good to know that the next Judas Priest album is scheduled for some point in 2014. When more details are released, I will update this article. I’m betting not too far from now.

I just thought that you’d like to know this.

Rogers Waters’ Amused To Death To Get Audio Remixes

Roger Waters Amused To DeathAs Pink Floyd dismantled the collective engines of their greatness, tossing the bolts haphazardly aside so as to effectively prevent them from creating as a viable unit, Roger Waters moved on to create more albums that would have made more classic Pink Floyd. One of them is his last rock and roll solo studio work, Amused To Death. Amused To Death is an exploration of the human psyche, and humanity’s collective lapses, all encouraged by television as a media of exchange.

Musically, Waters is easily at the top of his usual game with this album. Amused To Death can be called by some as Waters’ most provocative work since his departure from the band that gave him his accepted voice. And Roger Waters is one of humanity’s harshest critics noted by his previous works like Animals.

It’s a welcome surprise to discover that Amused To Death is being revisited by Waters and Pink Floyd’s most trusted sound engineer, Jame Guthrie.  With the dominating presence of the internet, much more than when Amused To Death was first released back in 1992. the intensity of the album now takes on a whole new meaning and import.

Acoustic Sounds, along with Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings will, later this year, release a new audio update of Amused To Death with new Stereo mix, as well as a new fleshed out 5,1 Surround mix.  In addition to these things (which would make the most devout of fans happy enough), there will be new, never before released “content” and brand new graphics.

Exciting news? We think so!

Rival Sons To Deliver New Album In June

RivalSons Great Western ValkyrieWe’ve talked about Rival Sons before. They are a classic rock-sounding band from Long Beach, California, that has been gathering attention all along the release timeline of their previous three albums, including 2012’s Head Down.  I picked up on the band during the release of their Pressure and Time (2011) album, and I was immediately pleased with their bluesy Rock and Roll style.

It’s good news that they have a new album on the calendar. Coming from Earache Records on June 9 (UK), June 10 (US), as well as an early arrival in the rest of Europe on June 6, Great Western Valkyrie sounds like another classic winner for the band.

The new album is being planned on a variety of distribution formats.  The first is an appreciative Deluxe Edition Box that would contain a clear vinyl 2LP with etching on side 4, a 12″ x 12″ hand signed card, a t-shirt with the album cover on the front, a throw blanket, and an exclusive 5-track bonus CD with two session tracks not included on the complete album. As of this writing, that limited edition box has already SOLD OUT! Their 2LP white vinyl, and the 2LP one black, one white color vinyl LP sets, has also sold out in advance of the June release date.

What will be available are signed digipak CD and T-shirt combo packages, a 2LP white-base, black splatter colored vinyl set, single CD, single SIGNED CD, and 2LP standard black vinyl LP.  If you’re into swag, they have a zip-up black hoodie celebrating the new album as well.

That should give you an idea on how anticipated and appreciated Rival Sons are.

Track-listing:

01. Electric Man
02. Good Luck
03. Secret
04. Play The Fool
05. Good Things
06. Open My Eyes
07. Rich and the Poor
08. Belle Starr
09. Where I’ve Been
10. Destination on Course

If you haven’t heard anything by Rival Sons, then I suggest that you at least give them a listen. Below, you’ll find their YouTube channel with a 22-minute intro for Great Western Valkyrie.  From there, you can explore further.

1994 Morrissey Classic, Vauxhall And I, To Get Remastered 20th Anniversary Edition

MorrisseyVauxhall and IRemasterFans of The Smiths, and in particular, Morrissey, will be pleased to know that Rhino and Parlophone will reissue the 1994 classic, Vauxhall And I in a 2CD 20th Anniversary Edition, as well as a 180g-weight vinyl LP (without the live set bonus). The new reissue will featured new remastering, an added disc that contains a live recording of Morrissey’s stand at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on February 26, 1995, and an updated booklet.

As fans know, Vauxhall And I kicked open the doors for Morrissey, giving him a stable, and growing fan-base on which to build his solo career on.  The album generated a hit with “The More You Ignore Me, I Closer I Get”, especially in a difficult to please US marketplace.

The Definitive Master will be reissued in the US in its 20th Anniversary Edition on June 3, on 2CD. LP, and DD.

Track-list for Vauxhall And I – 20th Anniversary Edition Definitive Master

Disc 1: Vauxhall and I
1. Now My Heart Is Full
2. Spring-Heeled Jim
3. Billy Budd
4. Hold On To Your Friends
5. The More You Ignore Me the Closer I Get
6. Why Don’t You Find Out For Yourself
7. I Am Hated For Loving
8. Lifeguard Sleeping, Girl Drowning
9. Used To Be A Sweet Boy
10. The Lazy Sunbathers
11. Speedway

Disc 2: Live at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 1995
1. Billy Budd
2. Have-A-Go Merchant
3. Spring-Heeled Jim
4. London
5. You re The One For Me Fatty
6. Boxers
7. Jack The Ripper
8. We ll Let You Know
9. Whatever Happens I Love You
10. Why Don’t You Find Out For Yourself
11. The More You Ignore Me the Closer I Get
12. National Front Disco
13. Moon River
14. Now My Heart Is Full

The Black Keys To Release New Album In May

BlackKeysTurnBlueThe two components of The Black Keys, Dan Auerbach (guitars/vocals), and Patrick Carney (drums) have taken the band to extraordinary heights not seen by even many of the Pop stars ruling music charts. With El Camino, their late 2011 release, having sold well over five million copies, it’s easy to see why they’re so well loved as a musical unit.  With music influenced by dips into the ’60s and ’70s, they have delivered refreshing albums of strong Rock and Roll, the kind you fondly remember.

El Camino followed the path of Brothers by winning two high-profile Grammy Awards, one for Best Rock Album, and the other for Best Rock Song (“Lonely Boy”) in the 2013 Grammy Awards session.  Across the generation board, they are appreciated by the current youth culture, as well as the older crowd because they really rock the right way.

On May 13, Nonesuch Records will deliver the eighth studio album from the band, preceded by a fore-running single, “Fever (heard below).  The album, being called Turn Blue, will feature eleven new tracks, that offer a new musical direction for the band without leaving what gave them an audience in the first place.  Nonesuch will release the new album on CD. DD, and the new (old) standard, vinyl LP.

Of the new album, Patrick Carney minces no words by stating that, “We are always trying to push ourselves when we make a record—not repeat our previous work but not abandon it either.  On this record, we let the songs breathe, and explored moods, textures and sounds. We’re excited for the world to hear Turn Blue.”

Yeah, Patrick, I think we’re excited too!