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Audio Fidelity To Release Stereo SACD of Grand Funk’s All The Girls In The World Beware!!!

Just days ago, I put up a post for the upcoming Audio Fidelity SACD of Grand Funk‘s Shinin’ On album. Now, there’s another coming out from the band’s later catalog. (Remember! I’m hoping for a complete catalog update on SACD. And if this is what it takes to get to Closer To Home, Survival, Phoenix, Live, E Pluribus Funk, etc, then let it be so.)

Our good buddy, Steve Talia, alerted me to the arrival of All The Girls In The World Beware!!! (1974) on SACD, also by Audio Fidelity. It has a scheduled date of February 24. Unfortunately, there is no Audio Fidelity cover art available as of yet. (I’ll post when it shows up.)  All The Girls In the World Beware!!! provided two big hit singles in “Bad Time”, and “Some Kind of Wonderful”. Unfortunately, it would be the last high charting album they’d release. Their next, Born To Die (1976) would see a decline in listeners. Their Frank Zappa comeback album (Good Singin’, Good Playin’), issued by MCA Records just mere months after Born to Die, performed about as well. Nevertheless, if you’re a Grand Funk fan, there’s gold in every one of the albums.

I am looking forward to both Shinin’ On, and All The Girls In The World Beware!!! SACDs!


Grand Funk’s Shinin’ On Album Releasing As SACD via Audio Fidelity

I have absolutely no idea how many of you have the capability to playback SACD-encoded CDs, but with the impending arrival of Grand Funk’s Shinin’ On (1974) on an all-machines-playable SACD Hybrid, I thought it cool to bring up. The reasoning is that the SACD can be played on all CD players. And it is possible that SACD capability shows up in new BD player that you might eventually purchase, so you’d be ready. In fact, there are several units that already incorporate the SACD, DVD-Audio, BD-Audio capabilities (and others). And…it’d be a new remaster of the title.

My thrill is this…with the release of Shinin’ On (which contained the title cut, as well as the hit Goffin/King cover, “The Locomotion”), there is a hope that the earlier classics will be given the same treatment! And that would be a great thing.

On January 27, Audio Fidelity will reissue Shinin’ On by Grand Funk complete with 3D glasses with which to view the original cover art. And although there was a Quadrophonic release of this album back in the ’70s, this is a strictly Stereo release.

I’m excited about this issue!


TAPSheet: Release Notes – 10/13/2015

XL Recordings will offer two different LP sets for the Badly Drawn Boy debut, The Hour Of Bewilderbeast (2000). The label will present a 3LP Deluxe Edition, as well as a 2LP standard set. Both are slotted for release on December 11.

Elektra Records, in anticipation of the upcoming autobiography (Nov 24) by Carly Simon, will release a companion CD, Songs From The Trees. This CD is slated for November 20. My speculation is that it will be a fresh collection of Simon classics, not necessarily a ‘best of’.

It’s good to see The Innocence Mission back with a new album. Hello I Feel The Same is being released October 16 via Korda Records.

The Innocence Mission Hello I Feel The Same

The new album from Trey Anastasio is on the calendar for release on October 30 via ATO Records. The new album, called Paper Wheels, is expected to issue on CD, LP, and DD.

Trey Anastasio Paper Wheels

Merge Records plan to reissue Gimme Fiction, the 2005 classic from Spoon. The reissue will be offered in a 2CD Deluxe Edition, and a 2LP Deluxe Edition on December 11.

Spoon Gimme Fiction 10th Anniversary Deluxe

UDR Records will release the new Europe album (See, there WAS a reason for their Geico commercial appearance) on December 4. the new album is called War Of Kings, and will be offered on a CD/DVD Special Edition, a CD/BD Special Edition, and Special SPECIAL Edition with CD/DVD/BD, along with a photobook.

War Of Kings - Europe

Reprise Records will reissue Noel, the XMas album from Josh Groban, on vinyl 2LP. It’s penciled in for December 4.

Soulfood Records will present a solo effort from Candice Night (Blackmore’s Night), Starlight, Starbright. This new set is expected on November 20.

Candice Night Starlight Starbright

Warner Brothers will release a new Enya album, Dark Sky Island, on CD and Deluxe Edition CD, both on November 30.

Enya Dark Sky Island

Jagjaguwar Records will reissue a 10th Anniversary Edition of Black Sheep Boy (2005) by Okkervil River. It will be issued on a 3LP and a 3CD set. Bonus to this album is the previously unreleased full-length album, There Swims A Swan, recorded six months prior to Black Sheep Boy). It is scheduled for reissue on December 4.

Okkervil River Black Sheep Boy 10th Anniversary

Warner Brothers Records will release a 20th Anniversary reissue of A Boy Named Goo by The Goo Goo Dolls. This set is planned for vinyl LP (with download card), and CD. The sets will feature seven previously unreleased live tracks. These are planned for November 27.

A Boy Named Goo The Goo Goo Dolls 20th Anniversary

Epitaph Records will reissue …And Out Come The Wolves, the 1995 release by Rancid, on 180g-weight vinyl LP. This limited Edition vinyl set will include a download card. It is expected on November 27.

Elektra Records has a ‘best of’ coming for Tracy Chapman on November 20. The collection, Tracy Chapman – Greatest Hits, will draw from six Elektra sets.

As if you’ll care (I know I don’t), Time/Life will release a 9DVD Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame set on November 17.  In it are reported to be 125 performances, over 24 hours of rare footage, and nine hours of bonus features. This set covers the first 24 years of the Hall.


On November 13, Reprise Records (Neil Young’s long standing label) will release Bluenote Café. The live set features various recorded captures on the Bluenote tour during 1988. The set contains 23 live performance tracks including seven previously unreleased tracks. Included is a wild 19+ minute version of “Tonight’s The Night”. I have seen Neil Young live during his peak years. I have to say that he can get inspired with a song or two. I was lucky to hear an extended version of “Like A Hurricane” at the old Chicago Stadium. Bluenote Café will be released on 2CD and 4LP sets. This set is considered Volume 11 in his Neil Young Archives Performance Series.

Neil Young Bluenote Cafe

Rock Ridge Music will release a new Steve Forbert album with Compromised, which is scheduled for a CD release on November 6. This new album features 15 tracks with three of them bonus Americana versions of songs on the album. In addition, the album will give you download rights to two more songs (“Rain And Sleet And Snow”, “Katherine”).

Steve Forbert Compromised

As a reminder, Warner Brothers, and Rhino Records will release a new 2CD collection of Faces tracks, Stay With Me: Faces Anthology. This 2CD set will include 36 classic tracks and will feature remastering from 2006.

Faces Anthology Stay With Me

Rounder Records will release R40 Live featuring Rush on 3CD, Deluxe Edition 3CD/1BD, and a Deluxe Edition 3CD/2DVD set, all scheduled for November 20. There will also be a 2DVD set, and a single Blu-ray (BD) set as well.

Rush R40 Live

Republic Records will release The Collection featuring the music of Amy Winehouse. This is planned for November 20.

On November 20, S-Curve Records will release Magazines Or Novels, by Andy Grammer.

Audio Fidelity will release a 4-channel Quad SACD of Muscle Of Love, the underrated 1973 Alice Cooper final album (as an original band) on December 11.

Alice Cooper Muscle Of Love SACD

Real Gone Music will reissue The Dictators (with Handsome Dick Manitoba) Go Girl Crazy! in a 40th Anniversary Edition. This set will feature the original album remastered along with additional bonus material that will add in nine extra tracks. This is on schedule for December 4. YAY! I’m in!

The Dictators Go Girl Crazy

And finally, Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings will release 2CD, 180g 3LP, and DD of The Wall by Roger Waters, scheduled for November 20.

Roger Waters The Wall


TAPSheet: Release Notes – 10/01/15

Beggars Banquet plan the reissue of three classic Gary Numan titles on vinyl LP which will include The Pleasure Principle (1979), Telekon (2LP, 1980), and Replicas (with Tubeway Army, 1979). These three vinyl reissues will be released on December 11.

Gary Numan The Pleasure Principle

Surfdog Records will reissue a yellow vinyl LP press for Everything You Need (2003) by Slightly Stoopid. It is scheduled for December 11.

Reprise Records will release a 2LP red, white, and black colored vinyl set for American Idiot (2004) by Green Day. It’s on the calendar for November 27.

Mute Records have Saturdays=Youth (2008) , and Digital Shades, Volume 1 (2007), by M83, on reissued CD, planned for November 20.

Provogue Records plan a CD and LP offering for a new Leslie West set, Soundcheck. Soundcheck is the newest album from the celebrated guitarist that will contain eleven tracks. Exciting is the fact that there are big contributors to this new West album that include Peter Frampton, Brian May, Bonnie Bramlett, and the late Jack Bruce. Soundcheck is scheduled for November 20.

Leslie West Soundcheck

Eagle Rock Entertainment will release a Blu-ray edition of A Night At The Odeon featuring Queen. This BD set goes to shelves on November 20.

Eagle Rock Entertainment also has several other good offerings that include 2CD/BD, and 2CD/DVD editions of Live In Hyde Park featuring The Who, and 2CD/BD and 2CD/DVD editions of From The Vault: Live At Leeds 1982 featuring The Rolling Stones, (see how they did that? Leeds a well known Who title now affixed to The Stones, and Hyde, once attached to The Stones, now a Who set). All sets are pegged for release on November 20.

UDR will release Guilty As Sin by Girlschool on CD and vinyl LP, both on November 13. Nice to hear these UK girls once again.

Girlschool Guilty As Sin

4AD Records will release the new album by Daughter. The new album, called Not To Disappear, is planned for January 15, 2016. The album is being preceded by a single, “Doing The Right Thing” (see video below). The new album will offer ten tracks!

Lava Music will release a new Trans-Siberian Orchestra album called Letters From The Labyrinth. This 14-track set is on the calendar for November 13.

Audio Fidelity will release a Christmas SACD classic, The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole. It is scheduled for release on November 13.

And finally, Legacy Recordings will release a 4CD, 97-track collection of newly remastered radio broadcast and rehearsal pieces featuring Frank Sinatra in a package called Frank Sinatra: A Voice On Air  1935-1955. It is expected on November 20.

FS, A Voice On Air


TAPSheet: Release Notes – 07/28/2015

It’s been a while since I posted a TAPSheet, so it’s time:

Eagle Rock Entertainment will release three cool new titles that include The Unity Sessions by Pat Metheny; a Taste (Rory Gallagher) live set, What’s Going On Taste Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970; and a Jeff Lynne’s ELO release, Live In Hyde Park. These titles are being released in various formats. The Taste set will be released on CD, LP, DD, BD, and DVD, scheduled for September 18. The Pat Metheny set will be released on Blu-ray, also on September 18. The Jeff Lynne’s ELO title is planned for September 11 on Blu-ray, and DVD.

On CD, Eagle Rock will issue Live At Montreux 2011, An Invitation to Illumination. This album features the classic pairing of Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin. This album is planned for September 11.

Rhino will release a 4LP Box of The Replacements classics called The Twin/Tone Years. It’s scheduled for

Replacements The TwinTone Years

Green Hill Productions will release Native Dreams, a new album from David Arkenstone. It’s scheduled for September 11.

The Welk Music Group will release a new Jewel album, Picking Up the Pieces, on September 11.

4AD Records, the famed UK label, will release a 9LP Box featuring The National called A Lot Of Sorrow. This Limited Edition Box is pegged at 1500 sets only.

The National A Lot Of Sorrow 4AD 9LP Box

Dualtone Music will re-release History From Below (2010) by Delta Spirit on vinyl LP planning for September 18.

Capitol Records will release new music from Don Henley with Cass County, expected on September 25.

Don Henley Cass County

Spinefarm Records will release Long Live in both Explicit and Edited versions. The new live set from Atreyu is on the calendar for September 18.

Decca Records will release Another Country by Rod Stewart planned for October 23.

Columbia Records have Rattle That Lock by Pink Floyd alumni, David Gilmour, planned for September 18 in a number of varieties that include CD, 2CD, DD, LP, and expansive BD/CD and DVD/CD sets.

David Gilmour Rattle That Lock

On September 11, the cool folks over at Eagle Rock will release Live at Montreux 1997 featuring resurrected Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

Nusic Sounds plan an album featuring The 30th Anniversary Mixes of 19, by Paul Hardcastle.

Audio Fidelity will release a Multi-channel, and Stereo SACD of John McLaughlin and Mahavishnu Orchestra classic, Birds of Fire (1973). The reissue is planned for August 21.

Mahavishnu Orchestra Birds Of Fire

On September 18, Omnivore Records will release The Atco/Atlantic Singles 1968-1974 featuring the music of Max Rebennack, better known as Dr John. The new set will offer twenty-two tracks that include “Right Place Wrong Time”, “Iko Iko”,and “Such A Night”.

Track Listing – The Atco/Atlantic Singles 1968-1974 
01.The Patriotic Flag Waver
02.Mama Roux
03.Jump Steady
04.I Walk On Gilded Splinters
05.I Walk On Gilded Splinters
06.Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya
07.Loop Garoo
08.Wash Mama Wash
09.Iko Iko
10.Huey Smith Medley
11.Wang Dang Doodle
12.Big Chief
13.A Man Of Many Words
14.Right Place Wrong Time
15.I Been Hoodood
16.Such A Night
17.Cold Cold Cold
19.Let’s Make A Better World
20.Me – You = Loneliness
21.(Everybody Wanna Get Rich) Rite Away
22.Mos’ Scocious

Dr John Atco Atlantic Singles 1968-1974


So What (Joe Walsh), Riding With The King (Clapton/King) Are Next SACD Issues By Audio Fidelity

Audio Fidelity has announced the new entries into the SACD market. The two new additions include So What, the 1974 solo release by Joe Walsh. This was a heavily attended solo party that included the talents of Dan Fogelberg, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Russ Kunkel, JD Souther, and many more.

This SACD will be a Stereo-only version, mastered by Kevin Grey.

Joe Walsh So What SACD

The other SACD is pegged to be a timely Eric Clapton classic, Riding With The King, a 2000 collaborative set with both B.B. King and Eric Clapton.

This Stereo-only SACD was mastered by Steve Hoffman.


Both sets do not yet have a set date but are next in the Audio Fidelity line of SACD reissues.


New SACD Title Reissues Forthcoming Via Audio Fidelity (Doors, Joe Cocker)

Audio Fidelity, the remastering label run by industry veteran, Marshall Blonstein, has announced its next two Hybrid SACD title, both planned for reissue on June 2. In this case, one is a previously released Quad 4-channel mix enhanced for SACD playback!

The titles include The Best Of The Doors (1973), originally released as only a Quadrophonic title, featuring eleven Doors classics, and With A Little Help From My Friends, the 1969 Joe Cocker debut. It would appear that the Joe Cocker title will be Stereo only.

Best Of The Doors SACD

Joe Cocker  A Little Help SACD


Audio Fidelity To Reissue SACDs For Bread, Grover Washington, Jr.

Audio Fidelity has announced two new upcoming SACD titles. Both should be excellent acquisitions.

On February 17, AF will reissue the 1973 ‘best of’ collection, The Best Of Bread. Bread, led by songwriter, David Gates, held a number of Top 20 spots for the singles they released from 1970 until the time this album was released just a few years later. This SACD issue will feature a 4-channel Quad mix of the album, as well as a Stereo DSD mix. This SACD will not contain “The Guitar Man” but will adhere to the original’s release track-list, which did not contain it.

Best Of Bread SACD

On March 10, Audio Fidelity will follow with a 5.1 multi-channel reissue of Winelight by Grover Washington, Jr.  Winelight, released in 1980, is a great Jazz effort that netted Grover Washington, Jr a Grammy for Best Jazz Fusion Performance, and one for a single from the set, “Just The Two Of Us”. It has that sultry late ’70s, early ’80s smooth jazz sound.

Winelight will also contain a new DSD Stereo remix.

Grover Washington Jr Winelight

Talia’s Overflow Notes: Wishlist for 2015

I was a good kid this year. That is, if you like 53 year old kids. I kept my list from last year right at my computer and kept periodic tabs on it. Now that I am looking at my 2014 list for the last time this year, I have come to a realization. I did the baseball equivalent of batting below the Mendoza Line during 2014. I’m sure that there’s quite a few of you out there who have done the same in your hopes and wishes when it comes to record company releases.

I’m going to do this all over again and give it a shot to see if any of these things that I mention have a snowball’s chance in hell to get released. Before I dive in though, I do want to say that I am sure grateful that the Real Gone Music label has gotten a greater foothold in the market and that Iconoclassics is still continuing on. Plus, it appears that Sundazed is going to start making its presence known again soon. Between those that I mentioned and what’s left of the majors, I still hold out slivers of hope. I’m betting that some of you think I’m nuts for even bothering to bring a few of these titles up. Anyway, I hope all of you enjoy this list and that your 2015 will be filled with more beautiful music than you could shake a stick at.

1) Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds: the self-titled album with “Don’t Pull Your Love” needs to get reissued for here in the North American market by a U.S. label. It has only been available as a Japanese import for quite some time. This needs to end. I’d also be o.k. with a compilation of theirs too.


2) Five Man Electrical BandGoodbyes & Butterflies:  The hits compilation from Canada, Absolutely Right (on Polydor), covers ground. I want to actually hear “Signs” in context of the album from whence it came and in great sound.

5ManElectricalBand Goodbyes

3) StampedersAgainst The Grain (as it’s known in Canada) or Sweet City Woman (as it’s known in the U.S.): Here’s a second Canadian band from the early ’70s that could use a sweet sonic touch. As a consolation prize, I would accept a nicely done compilation of them.

Stampeders Against The Grain

4) King HarvestDancing In The Moonlight-I would really like to hear the full album from which the huge single came from. About 4 years ago, one of the members or an associate of King Harvest was in communication with me and some forum members of IMWAN and he was telling people about a digital release that he helped to assemble. I’d like to see it go one further and have us fans get a CD release.

KingHarvest Dancing In the Moonlight

5) Looking GlassLooking Glass/Subway Serenade two-fer: Everybody knows about “Brandy”. In my eyes, the second big single of theirs, “Jimmy Loves Mary-Ann” proved to me beyond a shadow of a doubt that this was a seriously good band who got overlooked amid a sea of immense talent on AM & FM radio in the early ’70s. I’d love to see a two-fer of these two albums so that people can see just how valid they were.

Looking Glass

6) B.W. StevensonMy Maria: I want a wonderful sounding remaster of this album. If Carl Radle and Jim Gordon played on more than just the title track, then this album cries out to be presented once again to the world. I’d also take a Stevenson compilation.

BW Stevenson

7) Focus-North American/U.S. catalog presentation: This Dutch band was huge in Europe back in the day and they had their one big hit here in the United States with “Hocus Pocus”. I realize that the Red Bullet remasters exist as imports. I have to be honest with you people. I distrust Red Bullet because I have their remaster of the Moontan album from Golden Earring and I find it not to be up to par (in my ears) when it comes to the sonics. I would really like for somebody here stateside to take a serious crack at their catalog and get it right and make it so that the high-end (especially the vocals) gets tamed.

Focus Moving Waves

8) Cowboy JunkiesThe Trinity Session: Gold disc SACD hybrid by Mobile Fidelity, Audio Fidelity or Analogue Productions-I know that Mike Timmins does not have fond memories of his time being on two major labels. I’m sure that something can be worked out with, likely, Sony/Legacy. They are the ones who own RCA material. If I am recalling correctly, there was a gold disc planned for this album and then it got pulled years ago. This is a 5-star album that deserves being given the best treatment because this is the one that turned so many of us on to the band in the first place.

Cowboy Junkies Trinity

9) The Velvet Underground-a reissue or a new box set for Loaded: Since we’ve gotten 3 magnificent box set reissues of the first three albums, I can’t see why Loaded couldn’t get one too. My question is thus: Does Rhino still own this or has Universal secured the rights to release this?


10) Dave Mason-Expanded and brand new masterings for Certified Live and Let It Flow: These two albums get overlooked in the wake of the love for his Alone Together album. They are both in desperate need of sonic overhauls. I have read a lot of complaints about the CDs that have been out there for years.

Dave Mason Let It Flow

11) The Friends Of DistinctionGrazin’, Highly Distinct, Real Friends and the Whatever albums need to be presented individually or as two-fers. I’d even take a new compilation from somebody like the Real Gone Music label.

Friends Of Distinction Grazin

12) Jr. Walker & The All-Stars: I’d really like to see a really comprehensive catalog run for Jr. Walker & The All-Stars by Universal on the same order as the other Motown artists and bands that they’ve been doing recently. Please! And make it mono while you’re at it.


13) SkylarkSkylark: Here’s another one from Canada that needs to be done in a loving way by a U.S. reissue label. The album is supposed to be a really good one. Plus, over the years, I’ve heard complaints from people that the one CD that’s been out there is supposedly pretty brutal on the sound quality issue. If a low generation tape, or better yet, the original multi-track mix-down master for this album can be found, then it needs to get out there and done right. “Wildflower” deserves so much better.

Skylark Skylark

14) Van MorrisonAstral Weeks: Super Deluxe Edition: Yeah, I know that Van got really pissed over the Moondance Super Deluxe, but it was exactly the kind of thing I wanted. If one could be done for the Astral Weeks album, I’d be over the moon.

Van Morrison Astral Weeks

15) Muddy Waters: More unreleased shows. I don’t care which periods they would come from. There’s no such thing in this world as too many live show releases from Muddy Waters.

Muddy Waters

16) King Curtis: Somebody has got to step up to the plate and do either individual album releases or a brand new multi-disc set release that would be comprehensive and have the best possible mastering. It’s criminal that King Curtis isn’t a household name except among music nerds.

King Curtis

17) Matthews Southern ComfortLater That Same Year:  I’d like to see somebody here in the United States reissue this album or else do a thorough compilation of them.

Matthews Southern comfort Later-That-Same-Year

18) Billy StewartUnbelievable: Has anybody done what could be considered a definitive job on this album?

Billy Stewart Unbelieveable

19) Lynyrd SkynyrdStreet Survivors: SACD hybrid release from Mobile Fidelity.


20) Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: The rest of their catalog done by Universal-After the Depend On Me: The Early Albums set, there’s a massive hole in my collection which has been screaming at me to get the rest of the albums into my collection. Universal? Could you please come to the white courtesy phone and get this taken care of? It’s the equivalent of putting your shirt on and then walking out of the house having forgotten that you didn’t put your pants on.



 –Steve Talia

TAPSheet: Release Notes – November 20, 2014 (US Report)

We are apparently in our annual industry slowdown, where the labels hang their hats on the albums already announced, and sit in boardrooms to discuss the potential upcoming year’s packages. News comes trickling down. Not a pretty sight. But we’re used to it. So, while we may be a bit truncated in available news, we do try to make up the difference in other things. Long time readers already know what I’m talking about. And so it goes…

Capitol Records will release the next The Decemberists album, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World, on January 20 of 2015. The title will be issued in CD, LP, and DD formats.

The Decemberists What A Terrible World

Verve Music will release the new Diana Krall album, Wallflower, on CD, LP, and DD, with a 16-track Deluxe Edition planned as well. All are scheduled for February 3.

Audio Fidelity will reissue a Guess Who ‘best of’ title, The Best Of The Guess Who (1971), in SACD featuring a remix of the Quadrophonic 4-channel. The set is Hybrid and will offer 2-channel stereo as well. It is scheduled for December 30.

Sleater-Kinney will release new music with their upcoming title, No Cities To Love. The new album, which will feature Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker, and Janet Weiss, will be released in several formats that include CD, LP, a limited edition white vinyl 2LP set, and DD. The vinyl sets will include download cards for the DD versions of the songs. No Cities To Love is expected on January 20 via Sub-Pop Records. The label will release the new album internationally on January 19.

Sleater - Kinney No Cities To Love

Rounder Records will release the new Blackberry Smoke album, Holding All The Roses, on February 10 on CD, LP, and DD. This is their latest since 2012’s The Whippoorwill. If you have never heard of Blackberry Smoke, well, shades of the ’70s on ya. They bear an uncanny resemblance to the style produced by ’70s era, California-based Rock and Roll, as well as the classic southern sounds. Think Eagles, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, and go from there.

Blackberry Smoke Holding All The Roses

Hostess Entertainment will release new Belle And Sebastian music with their upcoming Girls in Peacetime Want To Dance, scheduling the set for January 20. It’s planned for CD, DD, and a Limited Edition vinyl LP set.

If you missed our Deep PurpleMade in Europe post from yesterday, a recap for you: Early in 2015, Universal will release a remixed Box set of Made in Europe (1976) featuring all of the shows, as well as a documentary. We’ll keep you posted with any updates on that set.

Deep Purple Made in Europe

Suzanne Vega will have her Live At The Speakeasy (1985), a radio broadcast show, made available on CD, scheduled for January 13.

While The Waterboys are essentially Mike Scott, and Steve Wickham (mainly Mike Scott), it is still an interesting event to have a new recording by the band whenever they release one. On January 19, The Waterboys will release Modern Blues, scheduled for CD, LP, and DD. Like Simple Minds, what this band produces is usually very listenable and equally enjoyable.

Waterboys Modern Blues

Leftfield Media will release a live KSAN radio broadcast of the October 4, 1970 Jefferson Airplane appearance at Winterland. The set is called Last Stand At Winterland, and will issue on LP (as an import) on December 2, and as a CD on January 13.

Jefferson Airplane Last Stand At Winterland