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TAPSheet: Release Notes – April 4, 2017

With a ton of things coming out, I thought it time for a broader TAPSheet edition, a rarity these days. It was once a concept that dominated my posts and actually was the basis for my first entry into the internet station in 2001. Hard to believe that MusicTAP has been around since 2001 but there you have it. In any case, here we go:

On June 16, Nonesuch Records plan the release of new Fleet Foxes music with the CD, DD. and vinyl LP issues of Crack-Up, the band’s third. This album will contain eleven new songs, one of which can be sampled at the pre-order point. The band will tour this album.

If you’re like me, labels can sometimes provide a hefty influence simply because of the music they support. We saw a lot of that in the ’80s, and ’90s, with labels like 4AD, whose concentrations were on a special kind of music style. One such label that I follow consistently is Dead Oceans. One of their artists, Kevin Morby, will have a new album on shelves on June 16. The album is called City Music. This is Morby’s fourth album. You may remember Kevin Morby from his previous band, the folk-like Woods. Woods still creates beautifully (so investigate them)!

The Secret Sisters can be likened a bit to First Aid Kit. Their brand of music is not too far removed. Not to mention their music and songs are mesmerizing. Currently, they have two albums out. Their last is Put Your Needle Down, released in 2014. I find that album to be excellent and quite listenable. On June 9, New West will release the next album, You Don’t Own Me Anymore.

Cigarettes After Sex is a sweet blend of smoky ambient music with dark lyrics, atmospheric guitars, and sexy whispering vocals. Their first album, the eponymous Cigarettes After Sex, will be on the calendar for June 9, CD, DD, and vinyl LP. For a real trip, listen (below) to their DARK cover of REO Speedwagon’s “Keep On Lovin’ You”. Not so sweet and Pop now, is it!

Omnivore Records will release a fifteen track retrospective of Robert Lamm of Chicago fame. With a strong collection of solo albums, this retrospective has plenty of sources to draw from. Several of the cool things to be found in this set are five live remixes that include a version of Chicago’s “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”, plus a previously unissued “Sunny”. The new set is called Time Chill: A Retrospective, and is scheduled for release on June 2.

Time/Life will release two Various Artists boxes on June 2. The first is The British Invasion, an 8CD/1DVD collection, and The Sock Hop Collection, an 8CD set. That’s a nice stream of music.

Atlantic Records will provide two format versions of their collected hits, 40 – (Hits From 40 Years 1977-2017) 2LP vinyl set for Foreigner. The set is planned for May 19 for the 2CD version, and June 2 for the 2LP vinyl set.

Real Gone Music has an expanded edition of Full Moon, the 1973 collaboration between Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge. This edition will supply six bonus tracks, one a Kris & Rita tune (“Hobo’s Lullaby”), and the rest, Rita Coolidge solo songs. Our dear friend, Joe Marchese supplies the essay within. It’s on the calendar for June 2.

Two Fleetwood Mac remasters will be delivered on vinyl LP on May 26. Those are Mirage, and Tango In The Night. Their CD counterparts are in release.

Varese Sarabande will release The Very Best Of The Beau Brummels: The Complete Singles on CD, with a release date set for May 19.

Varese Sarabande will also issue The Very Best of Peter Cetera on CD scheduled for May 19.

Geffen Records have HD digital coming for After The Rain by Nelson. The 2017 remaster will be issued as 96kHz/24-bit and 192 kHz/24-bit offerings. The release date for these is April 21.

Capitol Records will reissue We’re An American Band on vinyl LP with a release date of May 19 for the Grand Funk Railroad classic. the label also has vinyl LP scheduled for Heart Like A Wheel by Linda Ronstadt, and Get The Knack by The Knack.

 

Steven Wilson Stereo Remixed Chicago II Planned for January

chicago-chicago-two-sw-remix-cdIf there’s nothing I like better (especially in a usually barren November, December, January for music news), it’s seeing how busy that Steven Wilson is. Not too long ago, it was hinted that Wilson was potentially involved in work on Chicago II, and that there was a possible 5.1 mix in the making. And while that 5.1 remix never materialized (although it was likely made), it’s great news to read that the Steven Wilson remix of Chicago II is just around the corner.

On January 27, Rhino Records will release the SW Stereo remix of the great Chicago set that gave the world not only this classic Chicago II album from 1970, but also three strong hits in “Colour My World”, “25 or 6 to 4”, and “Make Me Smile”. Two of those songs were parts of a larger track, “Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon” that tracked for nearly 13 minutes (“Colour My World”, “Make Me Smile”). The two disc album is currently a multi-platinum album with well over five million units traded for currency!

There is a 2003 DVD-Audio WITH 5.1 Surround mixes, if you could get one these days!

(I LOVE the Steven Wilson Remix tag at the top left of the new cover!)

 

TAPSheet: More (and More) Vinyl Releases – 06/14/2016

The vinyl tsunami continues unabated with a wave of more titles arriving. Here’s what we have coming up:

The latest album from The Monkees, Good Times!, is slated for 180g-weight vinyl, on August 12. The CD and DD releases occurred on May 27.

Monkees Good Times

Rise Records have two new label titles coming on vinyl on August 26. Those include Retrograde (CD and DD are arriving on July 22) by hardcore band, Crown The Empire, and Smile (debut CD and DD are arriving on July 15) by Cane Hill. Both titles are planned as colored vinyl pressings. Both will provide download rights card for the DD versions.

Crown The Empire Retrograde   Cane Hill Smile

Fueled by Ramen will release the new Young The Giant album, Home Of The Strange, on August 12. It will be issued on CD, DD, and vinyl LP.

Young-the-Giant-Home-of-the-Strange-Single-2016

Geffen Records have Live Through This, the 1994 album by Hole, planned for vinyl reissue on July 29.

Hole Live through This

Time/Life has a Limited Edition Purple Colored vinyl pressing of The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Live: Volume 1 on the calendar for August 12. It will contain ten tracks culled from classic moments of reunion performances and stage assemblies for the event.

The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Live: Volume One – Various Artists:

LP – Side One
01 – Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (1995)
02 – Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out — Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (1999)
03 – A Change is Gonna Come – Al Green (1995)
04 – The Train Kept A-Rollin’ – Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Ron Wood, Joe Perry, Flea and Metallica (2009)
05 – Iron Man – Metallica (2006)

LP – Side Two
01 – Woodstock – James Taylor (1997)
02 – Sunshine of Your Love – Cream (1993)
03 – Blitzkrieg Bop – Green Day
04 – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and the Rock Hall Jam Band (1988)
05 – While My Guitar Gently Weeps – Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, Dhani Harrison and Prince (2004)

On August 5, Nuclear Blast will release the latest Blues Pills album on vinyl (CD and DD comes on the same date). Lady In Gold will be pressed on 180g-weight gold vinyl.

Blues Pills Lady In Gold LP

It’s cool to note that the 2006 sophomore release of the Swedish band, The Sounds, called Dying To Say This To You, will be reissued on vinyl LP on July 15. This UK reissue will be pressed on 180g-weight vinyl. Now, I just have to hope that The Sounds’ excellent 2011 release, Something To Die For gets a vinyl reissue. Sadly, we’ve not heard anything from The Sounds since 2013’s Weekend.

The Sounds Dying To Say This To You

Atlantic Records will reissue a Mono version of Blues & Roots (1960) by Charlie Mingus, pressed on 180g-weight vinyl, on August 5.

Chalie Mingus Blues & Roots LP

Also on August 5, Rhino and Warner Brothers will reissue a 180g-weight vinyl edition of Amandla (1989), a collaboration between Miles Davis and Marcus Miller.

Miles Davis Amandla

ATO Records will reissue the 2006 Okonokos live set from My Morning Jacket, on July 29 in anticipation of two new albums from the band.

My Morning JAcket Okonokos

Rhino Records have a 12 song vinyl edition of Greatest Hits 1982-1989 (1989) featuring the music of Chicago. That LP arrives on August 2.

Greatest_Hits_1982_1989

Elektra will release a 4LP Box of The Sisters Of Mercy 1990 album release, Vision Thing. This new box, with remastered title and 180g pressing, will present the original album, and three 12″ singles that include “More”, “Doctor Jeep”, and “When You Don’t See Me”. This Box is scheduled for July 29.

Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing

Justin Time Essentials Collection will offer a vinyl 2LP set (with download card) of Lightnin’ HopkinsLighnin’s Boogie: Live At The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club. The album will be pressed on 180g-weight vinyl. This set will be released on July 29.

LP 1:
Side A
1. Trouble in Mind
2. Mercy
3. Cooked My Breakfast
Side B
1. Hard to Love a Woman
2. Get up Off O’ Yo
3. Katie Mae

LP 2:
Side C
1. Goin’ to Louisiana
2. Forgot What to Say
3. Lightnin’s Boogie
Side D
1. I’m Coming Home
2. Early in the Morning Blues
3. My Babe
4. Rock Me Baby

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Friday Music will reissue a newly remastered 180g 2LP gatefold edition of The Last Temptation, the 1994 Alice Cooper album. It is planned for July 29.

Alice Cooper The Last Temptation LP

Rhino has Earth, Wind & Fire coming on 180g vinyl LP, slated for July 22.

Geffen Records will reissue the best-selling Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ‘best of’ from 1993. The set, Greatest Hits, will be issued on 2LP and is set for release on July 29.

Tom Petty Heartbreakers Greatest Hits

Rhino Records and WB will release two classic Madonna titles on 180g-weight vinyl on July 12. Those are True Blue (1986), and Like A Prayer (1989).

Madonna True Blue  Madonna Like A Prayer

Curb Records ha a 20th Anniversary Edition of Blue (1996) by LeAnn Rimes on the schedule for a July 8th release date. The vinyl will be pressed on blue colored vinyl. It will contain a download card.

LeAnn Rimes Blue

And finally, a VERY cool vinyl release expected from Motown Records involves the great track of “What’s Goin’ On?” by Marvin Gaye. On June 24, the label will release a 4-track 10″ vinyl set that will feature “What’s Goin’ On?” in an original A-side Mono single version, along with an unplugged “Coffeehouse” mix that brings a previously buried acoustic guitar part to the forefront, and muting other instrumental parts. There is also a new duet with The Chicago Kid of the song. To round out the set, an original A-side Mono single version of “God Is Love” is included. Both original Mono singles are featured on the A0side, while the two new mixes are located on the B-side of this set.

Marvin Gaye What's Goin' On Mono Single

 

9 Disc BD-Audio Chicago Quadio Box Is Coming In June To Brighten Your Days

Chicago Quadio BD-Audio BoxWhen I mention the name of the band, Chicago, you’re likely to become awash with warm remembrances of their hits throughout the ‘late ’60s, the ’70s, and into the ’80s. Yes, they were quite a band. Blending Jazz and Rock with incredible and thoughtful lyrics, Chicago became a band that everyone knew and loved.

Their first album, The Chicago Transit Authority, delivered three hits that included “Beginnings”, “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”, and “Questions 67 & 68”. It wasn’t long after those that the radio airwaves were blasted with “Dialogue”, “25 Or 6 To 4”, “Colour My World”, “Just You N Me”, “Saturday In The Park”, “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day”, “Make Me Smile”, “Wishing You Were Here”, and many others. And it really didn;t matter much your preferences as chances were good you loved Chicago. Even if you didn’t like everything they did, you liked something.

On June 16, Rhino Records will assemble a 9-disc Box that will feature all of their Quad (4-channel mixes of he ’70s) re-releases of heir original albums. What makes this better is that all of the existing Quad remixes will be newly remastered using 196 kHz/24-bit Dolby Master HD technology to provide the highest quality audio in both Stereo and 4-channel Quad. The 4-channel Quad will be able to be played back over current 5.1 Surround setups.

The Box is called Chicago Quadio Box, with the title a clever play on the Quad style remixes from the ’70s. The first eight studio albums are in this box as well as the band’s ‘best of’ package, Chicago IX: Chicago’s Greatest Hits. For more value, the box will contain any posters and other items that the original albums came with (Chicago VIII had an iron-on patch!). The box itself will be a rigid two-piece case.

As for me, I’m pretty excited, especially for Chicago V, my all-time favorite Chicago album that never tires me.

 

New Chicago Box, The Studio Albums: 1979-2008 (Vol 2), Planned For July

Chicago Studio Albums 1979-2008 v2In 2012, Rhino Records released a 10CD Box covering the first decade of Chicago. The Box, Studio Albums: 1969-1978 (Vol 1) provided all of the great albums that Chicago released during that embryonic period up through Hot Streets. The albums were newly remastered, and the CDs were packaged in cardboard-sleeve “mini-LP” individuals. There’s no denying the excellent string of music found on those first ten albums. Oh yeah, and the singles too, of which there were over twenty, some of them so good, the B-side even charted (“Beginnings” – A-side, “Colour My World” – B-side; “Questions 67 and 68” – A-side, “I’m A Man” – B-side). The box did not contain any booklets. This was a reasonably priced and easy way to acquire what is arguably the band’s best period of music.

On July 10, Rhino will reissue that Boxed set as it was originally released in 2012. But the real reason for its re-release is to accompany the latest volume of The Studio Albums for Chicago, this one to be issued as Volume 2, and covering the years from 1979-2008.

The Studio Albums: 1979-2008 (Vol 2) will release on July 10, in much the same presentation as Volume 1. Its intended 10CDs will cover sets up through The Stone Of Sisyphus (Chicago XXXII – 2008), and will include Chicago 13, Chicago XIV, Chicago 16, Chicago 17, Chicago 18, Chicago 19, Twenty 1, Night And Day: Big Band, XXX, and The Stone of Sisyphus. concentrating only on the studio releases, just as the first volume did.

The box is a clamshell container. Some of the albums will contain bonus tracks, just as the first box did.

Chicago Studio Albums 1969-1978 v1

 

 

TAPSheet: Vinyl Release Notes – 05/05/2015

Vinyl reissues continue to be the upsurge in new releases. Even if there are no expectations laid out for a CD update of any given title, it seems that a vinyl issue can be had regardless. (Do NOT take bad heart, CD fans, it’s just hard to ignore the cool titles coming to vinyl these days.) And so:

On July 17, Rhino and Parlophone will meet to re-release three great titles that include Vienna (1980) by Ultravox, Space Ritual (1973) by Hawkwind, and Room To Roam (1990) by The Waterboys. All LPs are cut at the 180g weight. Space Ritual will be a 2LP set.

Ultravox Vienna

Curb Records will re-release the soundtrack to the Peter Fonda/Susan Strasberg film from 1968, The Trip, which contained music from The Electric Flag. It’s scheduled for July 10. This issue will contain a download card for the digital files, as well as an insert.

Electric Flag The Trip ST

On June 23, Friday Music will surprise us with a remastered LP of Mr Tambourine Man by The Byrds. It joins their previously reissued vinyl sets for Turn! Turn! Turn!, The Byrds’ Greatest Hits, and The Ballad Of Easy Rider. And like those previous LP reissues, Mr Tambourine Man will be pressed on 180g-weight vinyl. The real cool thing about this one i that it will be issued on clear vinyl.

Byrds Mr Tambourine Man

Friday Music will also reissue a remastered LP set for Heathen, the 2002 David Bowie release. In addition to the usual 180-weight vinyl, the title will be pressed on translucent blue vinyl, and will be housed in a tri-fold jacket. It is set for release on June 23.

David Bowie Heathen

And, as if that wasn’t enough goodness from Friday Music, they plan a reissue of Chicago Transit Authority (1969) by Chicago, scheduling for the same busy June 23 issue date.

On June 16, Partisan Records will release an “Indie Exclusive” issue of the upcoming Restless Ones by Heartless Bastards. It is restricted to only 1000 copies worldwide. My guess is that this will sport only the Partisan Records label without any indication of a Warner Music afiliation. Needless to say, if that is what you want, there will only be 1000. And while that may sound like a lot, you have to remember that Heartless Bastards is now a big name as a band.

Heartless Bastards Restless Ones

One of my all-time favorite sound tracks is One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Jack Nitzsche. The re-released vinyl is coming from its original label, Fantasy Records, planned for June 23.

One-Flew-Over-the-Cuckoos-Nest Nitzsche

Rhino To Reissue 2CD Chicago – Live In ’75, In February

Chicago Live In 1975Chicago formed back in 1967 and gained immediate success with their Jazz/Rock blends. The first album, Chicago Transit Authority, delivered three strong singles in “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”, “Beginnings”, and “Questions 67 and 68”, joining nine other great songs over four sides. From there, they experimented with their political leanings, a musical exploration that eventually settled on soft Top 10 Pop tracks. By 1975, they have released eight magnificent sets that contributed well over nine singles including my personal favorite (and their most political), “Dialogue, Pts 1 and 2”.

The music of Chicago is still a marketing powerhouse. Over the years, Rhino Records has revisited their classics with new remastering and additional offerings. On February 17, Rhino will revisit the band in one of their successful places, the stage. The band has released four successful live sets beginning with the massive eight-sided album, Chicago At Carnegie Hall (Chicago IV) in 1971. Their last official offering was Chicago – Live In ’75 (Chicago XXXIV), released in 2011 via Rhino’s specialty division Rhino Handmade. Live In ’75 delivered 25 tracks over several discs and covered ground through their Chicago VIII album.

Live In ’75, was recorded in Largo, MD on June 24-26, 1975 at the Capital Centre. Live In ’75 will be resurrected for a larger release via Rhino on February 17. The set will be reissued on 2CDs.

 

 

TAPSheet: Vinyl Release Notes – 08/29/2014 (US Report)

There’s a ton of vinyl releases on the calendar. I thought I’d better brig some of them to your attention (for the vinyl lover, in any case). Here we go:

With the light of the end of year holidays starting to show a the horizon, there are not only holiday CDs coming but plenty of holiday LPs as well. Listed, we have the following:

  • Hanukkah RocksThe LeeVees
  • Come On ChristmasDwight Yoakim
  • Christmas With Boystown ChoirThe Everly Brothers

Yoakim Come On Christmas

Those above listed LPs are slated for November 4 via the fine folks of Rhino Records.

Rhino will release Chicasgo Christmas: What’s It Gonna Be, Santa? The LP on vinyl LP, scheduled for November 11.

Friday Music have several Billy Joel titles planned for 180g-weight, limited editions on October 28. Those include River of Dreams, and Streetlife Serenade. In addition to those two, Friday Music have The 25th Of December by Bobby Darin on the calendar, same date.

Billy Joel River Of Dreams

Friday Music have also made room on the calendar for Reach For The Sky, the 1980 Arista release from The Allman Brothers Band. It is slated for October 28.

Legacy Recordings two releases from Jimi Hendrix are Rainbow Bridge, and The Cry Of Love street on September 16. These include vinyl LP releases.

Also on October 28, and also via Friday Music, is a 180g vinyl reissue for Party, the 1981 Iggy Pop Arista release.

IggyPop

Epic Records’ release of Memoirs Of A Madman, their 17 track ‘best of’ collection featuring the remastered hits of Ozzy Osbourne, will release on vinyl over 2LPs. One batch of LPs will be picture disc, while the others will be 180g-weight black vinyl. It is slated for release on October 14.

OzzyMemoirs Of A Madman

Suicide Squeeze Records will reissue Planet Of Ice, the 2007 best-seller title from Minus The Bear, on three different colors. With a run of 3000, there will be 1000 pressed on purple vinyl, 1000 pressed on ice vinyl, and 1000 pressed on the traditional black color.

Print

On October 21, Warner Brothers Nashville will release Light Of the Stable, by Emmylou Harris, on 180-g vinyl.

Rhino Records promises vinyl for The Hunting Party, the June 2014 release of the new Linkin Park album. The 2LP set will feature D-side etching. It’s slated for October 21.

Rhino Records have several Mike Oldfield titles geared for 180g-weight vinyl. Those include Tubular Bells II, Tubular Bells III, Voyager, and The Songs Of Distant Earth. These are on the calendar for October 21.

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TAPSheet: Vinyl LP Reissues By The Truckload

Whether you like it or not (and I know some of you), vinyl has made an interesting resurgence against digital downloads, and the CD. And while the purpose of this post is not to debate the quality issues, availability, or even viability, I think it fascinating that it has come back from virtually being eliminated from the marketplace. Nevertheless, as noted, we’re here for a different purpose, the releases of some vinyl titles.

Rhino and Parlophone will be reissuing More Specials (1980) from The Specials on June 10. This edition will come complete with a bonus 7″ single. The LP is going to be 180g weight press.

The Specials More Specials

On June 17, Rhino/Parlophone will press The Specials live set, Live At The Moonlight Club (1997).

Elektra Records will release studio catalog of Kyuss titles on vinyl LP that include Wretch (1991) on 2LP, Welcome To the Sky Valley (1994), Blues From The Red Sun (1992), and the swansong album, …And The Circus Leaves Town (1995). All Kyuss titles are slated for July 22.

Warner Brothers have Trio, the 1987 album featuring Dolly Parton, Emmlou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt, on the calendar for June 10. The set is pressed on 180g vinyl.

One of my favorites, Snakes And Ladders: The Best Of Faces (1976), will be released as a Limited Edition 180g vinyl LP, slated for June 17.

FacesSnakesAndLadders

Also on June 17, and also from Friday Music, will be a 180g vinyl press of The Best Of Kansas (1984).

Rhino/Parlophone will re-release a 180g vinyl cut of This Was (1968) by Jethro Tull, as well as a 180g press of The Waterboys (1983), the fine debut album from The Waterboys.

Scheduling for June 24, Friday Music have several heavy hitters planned for 180g vinyl, which includes Aretha’s Gold (1969) featuring Aretha Franklin, Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School (1980) by Warren Zevon, Elvis’ Gold Records, Volume 5 (1984), Hey Stoopid (1991) by Alice Cooper,  and Chicago VII (1974) from Chicago.

Zevon Bad Luck Streak

Duotone Music will re-release Wildwood Flower from June Carter Cash on June 24.

Original Recordings Group will re-release Johnny Cash With His Hot And Blue Guitar (1957) on LP on July 8.

Original Recording Group will re-release Tapestry from Carole King on vinyl LP, with a release date of June 24.

On July 1, XL Records will re-release Their Law: The Singles 1990-2005, the 2005 ‘best of’ from The Prodigy on vinyl LP.

Rhino Records plan the vinyl LP re-release of the Buckingham/Nicks era- Fleetwood Mac ‘best of’, Greatest Hits (1988) for June 24.

FleetwoodMac Greatest Hits

Epitaph Records will reissue Pennywise, the 1991 debut from Pennywise, on purple vinyl, planning the release for June 30.

Reprise Records have the 2LP disco classic, Saturday Night Fever, featuring The Bee Gees, scheduled for 180g vinyl on June 24.

And I’ve barely touched on this.

[UPDATE] Chicago To Release New Album, NOW – Chicago XXXVI, In July

ChicagoNowXXXVI[UPDATE: Date change in bold below]

Few bands hang out for the long haul.  In fact, many of our great bands from the ’60s have gone away. There are, of course, a few from the ’70s still persevering.  But then there’s Chicago.

Chicago (the band) showed up in 1969 with their 2LP debut on Columbia Records.  That album wasted no time, no time at all crawling into the consciousness of fans with three huge Top10 hits that included “Beginnings”, “Does anybody Really Know What Time It Is”, and “Questions 67 and 68”. After that, Chicago Transit Authority (later shortened to Chicago), would steadily climb charts with their subsequent albums, using a numerical naming convention for each.  Many of those albums generated their own Top10 hits.

Even after losing the important Terry Kath, the jazz-infused Pop band persevered. Today, the band has a whopping 35 albums in their magnificent catalog. (My personal favorite is Chicago V. Oh, you have one too? Discuss!)

Oh wait! Let’s make that thirty-six albums to their credit because Chicago will be releasing their new album, NOW – Chicago XXXVI, on July 4th July 8th via Frontiers Records.  The new album has eleven new excellent songs on it, which you can already preview at the link provided.  And with what I’ve heard, I am extremely excited!

NOW – Chicago XXXVI will be available in four different physical packages that include a single CD issue, with  standard MP3 download availability to go with it.  The next is also a single CD issue but instead of MP3, there will be a choice of a higher definition format that includes FLAC, WAV, AIFF, or ALAC, all in 96kHz/24-bit digital.  After that, you have other choices that include the single CD with a NOW T-shirt inclusion, and an all-inclusive Deluxe Edition that includes the single CD, a NOW t-shirt, a NOW poster, a NOW coffee mug, and your choice of the high definition digital files.

ChicagoNOW_T-shirt

All CD sets are housed in a six-panel case, along with a 16-page booklet with lyrics, and automatic entry into a drawing that could land you a ‘Meet and Greet’ at a concert during their Summer 2014 Tour (pre-order for the contest). there will also be digital-only download availability in all formats mentioned previously.

Get all extra details at the new album’s website!