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TAPSheet: Release Notes – 02/16/2016

Friday Music has a few Deluxe Editions planned for classic albums by important albums, released on several dates. They are as follows:

  • Moments (1971) – Boz Scaggs: This album will feature new remastering with an expanding of the original with bonus tracks that include a 45RPM Mono mixes of “We Were Always Sweethearts”, and “Near You”, as well as live performance cuts of “I Feel So Good”, and “Hollywood Blues” This reissues on March 4 on CD.
  • Exiles (1987) – Dan Fogelberg: This album is being remastered with no bonus track inclusions. Still, a nice album to have. It is the firstfruit of an upcoming collection of Dan Fogelberg remastering reissues. Personally, I’m exited for Nether Lands. Exiles is planned for June 24 on CD.
  • Other Roads (1988) – Boz Scaggs: This album will be remastered and expanded with “You’ll Never Know”, “Soul To Soul”, and a Pettibone 45 remix of “Cool Running”. This reissues on April 29 on CD.

Boz Scaggs - Moments

Dan Fogelberg - Exiles

Boz Scaggs - Other Roads

Barsuk Records will release the next Nada Surf album on March 4. The new album is being called You Know Who You Are. This album will be issued on CD, DD, and vinyl LP.

Nada Surf - You Know Who You Are

Fire Records will release a 4LP Box with classic Pere Ubu titles on March 18. The titles include New Picnic Time (1979), The Art of Walking (1980), Song Of The Bailing Man (1982), and a bonus LP. The Box, called Architecture Of Language 1979-1982, will add in a poster and a card with download rights to the tracks.

Pere Ubu Architecture Of Language 1979-1982

Napalm Records have the newest by Otep on the calendar for April 15. The new album is called Generation Doom and will be issued on CD, Deluxe CD, DD, and vinyl LP. The LP will include a download card for digital files.

Otep Generation Doom

Yep Roc Records will release new Grant-Lee Phillips music with The Narrows, planned for March 18 on CD, DD, and vinyl LP.

Grant-Lee Phillips - The Narrows

End Of The Century, the 1980 album by Ramones, Rocket To Russia (1977), Subterranean Jungle (1983), Too Tough To Die (1984), and Leave Home (1977) are on the calendar as new remastered sets (although as imports from the UK). They’re scheduled for April 1.

Ramones Leave Home

Ramones Rocket To Russia

Ramones - End Of The Century

Origins, Volume 1 by KISS alumnus, Ace Frehley is planned on April 15. It is a collection of tracks with notable collaborations that include Paul Stanley (yes, Paul Stanley), Lita Ford, John 5, Slash, and others. It follows up Ace Frehley’s successful Space Invader from 2014.

Ace Frehley Origins Volume 1

Rhino will release a 3LP vinyl set of the 1979/1980 concert tour of Fleetwood Mac as they supported Tusk. In fact, the 3LP gatefold jacket has Tusk cover art. This set, called In Concert, is planned for release on March 4. It will offer 22 performance tracks:

Side A
01 Intro (Wembley, 6/26/80)
02 Say You Love Me (Wembley, 6/26/80)
03 The Chain (Wembley, 6/20/80)
04 Don’t Stop (Wembley, 6/27/80)
05 Dreams (Wembley, 6/20/80)
Side B
01 Oh Well (Wembley, 6/20/80)
02 Rhiannon (Tucson, 8/28/80)
03 Over & Over (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
04 That’s Enough For Me (Wembley, 6/21/80)

Side A
01 Sara (Tucson, 8/28/80)
02 Not That Funny (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
03 Tusk (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
04 Save Me A Place (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
Side B
01 Landslide (Omaha, 8/21/80)
02 What Makes You Think You’re The One (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
03 Angel (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
04 You Make Loving Fun (Wembley, 6/20/80)

Side A
01 I’m So Afraid (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
02 World Turning (Wembley, 6/22/80)
Side B
01 Go Your Own Way (Wembley, 6/22/80)
02 Sisters Of The Moon (Wembley, 6/22/80)
03 Songbird (Wembley, 6/27/80)

Fleetwood Mac Live 3LP

Dualtone Records plan the new – and anticipated – release by The Lumineers for April 8. The new album is called Cleopatra, and will be released widely on CD, DD, Deluxe CD (with four bonus tracks), and vinyl LP.

The Lumineers - Cleopatra

Ben Harper and the long awaited reunion with The Innocent Criminals will result in a new album currently scheduled for April 8 via Stax Records. The new album, called Call It What It Is will feature eleven classic Ben Harper songs.

Ben Harper Call It What It Is

Steamhammer/SPV will release an eleven track collection of previously recorded tracks by Lita Ford that sat in vaults. The collection is called Time Capsule and will be released to fans on April 15.

Lita Ford Time Capsule

Rhino Records will reissue three Captain Beefheart titles on vinyl LP scheduling for April 22. The three titles include The Spotlight Kid (1972), Lick My Decals Off Baby (1970), and Clear Spot (1972).

Capt Beefheart Lick My Decals Off Baby

And finally, an import goodie is Play, the 1999 classic by Moby, will reissue on vinyl LP on May 13. It is a bit pricey eve for high grade classic vinyl. But just in case you’re interested…!

Moby Play



Three Captain Beefheart Titles To Be Separately Reissued In September From 2014 Box, Sun Zoom Spark

Captain Beefheart The Spotlight KidThe world never knew an artist like Captain Beefheart. And frankly, they never will again. Don Van Vliet, the mainman behind Captain Beefheart was a brilliant, if not strange artist from the ’60s. The band released several classic albums on Zappa’s Warner-distributed label, Straight Records. Among those classic albums are The Spotlight Kid, Lick My Decals Off, Baby, and Clear Spot.

The Spotlight Kid is Captain Beefheart’s sixth studio release. It was issued in 1972 on Reprise Records. It was a bit of a departure from Captain Beefheart’s previous offerings. The ten-track album didn’t fare as well as its well-known predecessors like Trout Mask Replica, and Safe As Milk, and even met with opposition from the band recording with Don Van Vliet for several reasons. Personally, I liked it.

The other two albums on this reissue calendar are Lick My Decals Off, Baby (1970), a well-loved classic, the band’s fourth, and Clear Spot (1972), a Reprise Records issue that followed The Spotlight Kid.

Captain Beefheart Lick My Decals Off, Baby

These three titles are all being reissued via Rhino Records, with a calendar date of September 25. These three titles are likely being liberated from the  previously released Captain Beefheart Box, Sun Zoom Spark 1970 to 1972, issued on November 11, 2014. Those albums were remastered for that release.

Captain Beefheart Clear Spot

TAPSheet: Release Notes – 09/19/2014 (US Report)

Geffen Records have a combination pack arriving for Appetite For Democracy, the live set from the current version of Guns ‘N’ Roses, that will include a 2CD set, a Blu-ray video, and a T-shirt. The Set is scheduled via Geffen Records, for October 27.

For all of those Bryan Adams fans who are salivating for the upcoming expansion of Reckless, his 1984 gem that gave us “Summer of ’69” there are multiple variations of of the album planned. On November 24, A&M Records will deliver a beautiful Box in their 2CD, BD-Audio, DVD, Super Deluxe Edition. They will also offer a stand-alone BD-Audio, as well as a 2CD Deluxe Edition, a 2LP vinyl set, and single editions of CDs. Have at ’em!

Bryan Adams Reckless

T-Boy Records have P.O.D. latest, an acoustic sessions set called, simply, The Acoustic Sessions, scheduled for November 11.

Suicidal Records have No Mercy – Widespread Bloodshed, Love Runs Red by Suicidal Tendencies, slated for release on October 27 on CD.

Eagle Rock will release a Rolling Stones From The Vaults series live set with Hampton Coliseum (Live In 1981). The set is planned for 2CD/DVD, 3LP/DVD.

On the reissue LP front, There will be re-released sets for Dummy by Portishead, planned for October 27 via London Records; three Nick Drake titles (A Treasury, Family Tree, Made To Love Magic) via Island Records on November 4; and Who Hits 50!, via Geffen, on October 27. Friday Music plans the 180g vinyl LP reissue of Soldier by Iggy Pop. it is remastered, and is slated for November 11.

Portishead Dummy   IggyPop

Rhino Records have the delicious collection featuring the music of Captain Beefheart coming in November. Intended for November 11, the title, Sun, Zoom, Spark: 1970-1973, will be expected in a 4CD, and 180g 4LP sets. Much to love for Capt. Beefheart fans.

Elektra Records will revisit Gentlemen, the 1993 classic from Afghan Whigs, in a 2CD 21st Anniversary reissue set that features remastering of the original eleven tracks, with a bonus addition of seventeen tracks to round it out. The bonus tracks (see below) include a series of demo tracks recorded at Ultrasuede, as well as instrumental rough mixes of tracks, a series of B-sides, and three live tracks. Gentlemen is planned to street on October 27. The remastered version of the original album is pegged for LP on the same release date.

01 If I Were Going (Demo, Recorded At Ultrasuede)
02 Gentlemen (Demo, Recorded At Ultrasuede)
03 Be Sweet (Demo, Recorded At Ultrasuede)
04 Debonair (Demo, Recorded At Ultrasuede)
05 When We Two Parted (Demo, Recorded At Ultrasuede)
06 Fountain And Fairfax (Demo, Recorded At Ultrasuede)
07 What Jail Is Like (Demo, Recorded At Ultrasuede)
08 My Curse (Demo, Recorded At Ultrasuede)
09 Now You Know (Instrumental Rough Mix From Ardent)
10 Brother Woodrow (Instrumental Rough Mix From Ardent)
11 Little Girl Blue [B-Side (Rodgers/Hart) Recorded at Audiocraft, Cincinnati, OH]
12 Ready [B-Side (Mays/Harshe) recorded at Audiocraft, Cincinnati, OH]
13 Mr. Superlove [B-Side (Cleaver) recorded at Audiocraft, Cincinnati, OH]
14 The Dark End Of The Street [B-Side (Penn/Moman) recorded at Audiocraft, Cincinnati, OH]
15 What Jail Is Like (KTCL Live Music At The Mercury Cafe, Denver, CO May 10th, 1994)
16 Now You Know (KTCL Live Music At The Mercury Cafe, Denver, CO May 10th, 1994)
17 My World Is Empty Without You I Hear A Symphony (KTCL Live Music At The Mercury Cafe, Denver, CO May

Afghan Whigs Gentlemen

On October 14, Audio Fidelity will reissue Pilgrim, by Eric Clapton on Stereo SACD, and a 5.1 Multi-channel SACD edition of Child Is Father To The Man, by Blood, Sweat & Tears.

Legacy Recordings will deliver a Legacy Edition of Muswell Hillbillies by The Kinks, with a planned date of November 10. The set will include extras like demos, alternate versions, backing tracks, and a radio spot.

Legacy Recordings will also release a 2CD, 40-track Essential series title featuring the music of Dean Martin. The Essential Dean Martin is slated for release on October 14.

Dean Martin the Essential Dean Martin

Real Gone Music will release two BJ Thomas Christian-era albums 2-fers on November 4. The titles expected are Home Where I Belong / Happy Man, and You Gave Me Love / Miracle.

And finally, brought to your attention if you’re a Sad Café fan and don’t mind an imported title. On October 20, you’ll be able to acquire Live (from a 1980 show in Manchester’s Apollo Theatre), a 2CD set with sixteen performance tracks that include a “bonus” track of “I Believe (Love Will Survive)” from their excellent debut release, Misplaced Ideals (1978) that also contained “Run Home Girl”.  One of the standouts of Sad Café, Paul Young, went on to work with Mike + The Mechanics. Strangely, there is no “Run Home Girl” found here on this live set (WTH?).

Sad Cafe Live

TAPSheet: Release Notes – 08/08/2013 (US Report)

Once there was a single Blue Öyster Cult – Original Album Classics series set on the calendar, but now there are two.  On August 27, there will be Original Album Classics , and Original Album Classics 2.  The first set, as previously reported, will contain CD copies of On Your Feet Or On Your Knees, Some Enchanted Evening, Cultosaurus Erectus, Fire Of Unknown Origin, and The Revolution Of Night.  The second set will contain Blue Öyster Cult, Tyranny And Mutation, Secret Treaties, Agents Of Fortune, and Mirrors.

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As previously reported, the new Kings Of Leon album, Mechanical Bull, is scheduled for release in CD, LP, and a Deluxe Edition, on September 30.

Deutsche Grammophon have penciled in the reissue of Songs From The Labyrinth (2006) by Sting for October 22.

Candlelight Records have two vinyl LP reissues coming of Gary Numan titles.  They are Exile (1997), and Pure (2000).  These are planned for November 12.

Candlelight Records also have Second Coming (2013) by Stryper planned for LP release also on November 12.

Sony Masterworks have The Toast of Hollywood featuring Mario Lanza on the schedules for August 27.  This 2CD set is prepared in conjunction with Turner Movie Classics and will collect Lanza film songs (on the first CD), and songs heard on The Mario Lanza Show (for the second CD).


UMe have two Bing Crosby titles coming on September 24.  Those titles include Bing Sings The Johnny Mercer Songbook, and Le Bing: Song Hits of Paris.

Victory Records have Somewhere In The Between (2007) coming on vinyl LP from Streetlight Manifesto on September 13.

Workhorse Music Group will release Vertikal II by Cult of Luna on September 17.

Verve Records have Christmas on the horizon with the expected arrival of A Mary Christmas by Mary J Blige, which is expected on October 15.


Black Label Society will release Unblackened on September 24.

MRI Records have Lunch. Drunk. Love. from Bowling For Soup arriving on September 10.

A&M Records have the shelved Patty Griffith album, Silver Bell, planned for release on October 8.


Frontier Records have Live At Moondance Jam featuring REO Speedwagon planned for November 19.

139th Broadway will release A New Nightmare from Twiztid on September 3.

Atlantic Records have Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die from Panic! At The Disco, planned for October 8.

MPI Home video will release  The Best of Hullabaloo: Collection One, The Best of Hullabaloo: Collection Two, The  Best of Hullabaloo: Collection Three, and The Best of Hullabaloo: Collection Four on DVD, all scheduling for September 10.


Analogue Productions have an SACD version of the Steppenwolf (1968) debut (with “Sookie Sookie”, “The Pusher”, and “Born To Be Wild”) arriving on September 10.  This SACD was remastered by Kevin Gray.

Believe it or not, I’m excited for the upcoming release of Take Me To The Land of Hell, the new album from Yoko Ono – Plastic Ono Band, which is pegged for release via Chimera Music on both CD and LP, both on September 17. I even love the intriguing cover art.


An anthology of Roky Erickson music, post-Don’t Slander Me, will be reissued.  Gremlins Have Pictures, via Light In The Attic Records, will be joined by Don’t Slander Me, and Evil One on September 17.  CD, and LP.

Appleseed Records have the new David Bromberg Band album, Only Slightly Mad, on the calendar for September 24.

Razor & Tie, a label currently engaged in a Deluxe Edition reissue campaign for a number of revisited albums, will be releasing a Deluxe Edition of Who’s Zoomin’ Who?, the successful 1985 ‘gettin’ with the new sounds’ Aretha Frankin album that spawned two hits in “Freeway of Love”, as well as the title track, “Who’s Zoomin’ Who?”  Who’s Zoomin’ Who? is being scheduled for a September 24 reissue date.


Real Gone Music has announced the next Dick’s Picks Grateful Dead issue with Dick’s Picks Volume 21 – Richmond, VA 11/1/85 on the calendar for September 30.

Real Gone Music will give The Lords Of The New Church plenty to get excited about with reissues coming for The Lords Of The New Church (1982), and The Method To Our Madness (1984).  Both albums are slated for September 30.

Arc Music will release Nadur from Clannad on September 24.

There’s new music coming from The Mission in the way of new album, The Brightest Light. This album will be available as a CD, Deluxe Edition 2CD with demos and bonus tracks, and vinyl LP, all on September 17 via The End Records. Enjoy a listen to “Drag”, a new song from the album courtesy of The End Records.


Even more Real Gone include 16 Year Old Soul featuring Billy Preston, From Nashville to LA – Lost Columbia Masters 1962-1969, and The Complete Columbia Singles 1962-1970, both featuring Patti Page, and The Complete Recordings featuring The Paley Brothers.  All titles are scheduled for September 30.

Safe As Milk, the 1967 classic from Captain Beefheart, is slated for a vinyl LP resurrection on September 24.

Ode Sounds and Visuals will reissue the soundtrack of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on vinyl LP, scheduled for September 24.


Warner Brothers have Talking Dreams coming from Echosmith on October 1.

Partisan Records (home to Heartless Bastards) will be releasing the new Deer Tick album, Negativity, on September 24.

Metal Blade Records will release Battle Maximus from GWAR on September 17.

And finally, Cleopatra Records have a 2CD Live Anthology coming for ’70s supergroup, Captain Beyond, on September 10.  The album is completely named Live Anthology – Official Bootleg.  This album is hand numbered and limited to just 1000 copies.  So, if you were/are a Captain Beyond fan (and if you’re not, I would suggest getting listens to Captain Beyond (1972), and Sufficiently Breathless (1973) before ignoring this), then now would be the time to pre-order this live set.