Mercury Records will be reissuing several classic Allman Brothers Band titles on vinyl LP on July 22.
Those titles will include Enlightened Rogues (1979), Eat A Peach – 2LP (1972), The Allman Brothers Band – 2LP (1969), Live At Ludlow Garage 1970 -3LP (1990), Win, Lose Or Draw (1975), At Fillmore East – 2LP (1971), Idlewild South (1970), and Wipe The Windows, Check The Oil, Dollar Gas – 2LP (1976).
Impulse! Records and Verve Records will be reissuing a wide range of Diana Krall titles on vinyl LP on July 15.
These reissued LP titles include All For You: A Dedication To The Nat King Cole Trio – 2LP (1996), When I Look In Your Eyes – 2LP (1999), The Look Of Love – 2LP (2001), From This Moment On – 2LP (2006), Live In Paris – 2LP (2002), Quiet Nights – 2LP (2009), The Girl In The Other Room – 2LP (2004), and Love Scenes – 2LP (1997).
Fantasy Records will release a 5LP Box featuring Little Richard called Mono Box: The Complete Specialty And Vee-Jay Albums. It is on the calendar for July 15.
The LPs in that box will be his three Specialty Records releases that include Here’s Little Richard (1957), Little Richard (1958), The Fabulous Little Richard (1959), and his two with Vee-Jay Records, Little Richard Is Back (And There’s A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On!) (1964), and Little Richard’s Greatest Hits (1965).
We can expect Nina Simone: The Philips Years from Verve Records on July 15. It will provide seven vinyl LPs in a Box set. The titles include Nina Simone In Concert (1964), Broadway-Blues-Ballads (1964), I Put A Spell On You (1965), Sincerely Nina (1965), and Pastel Blues (1965).
There are a flurry of upcoming vinyl editions of not only new works but also old classics. With this edition of TAPSheet, I’ll run through a few of the upcoming vinyl editions that are being planned for the upcoming months. While not a complete list, it should help to surprise you on a few that you might have been unaware of that are being prepped for vinyl re-release.
Nonesuch Records plan the 2LP release of The Bright Mississippi, the 2009 release by Allen Toussaint. The vinyl is planned to be reissued on 140g-weight black vinyl. It’s scheduled for June 10. (Note: Rhino Records will be releasing a 2CD set featuring the works of Allen Toussaint called The Complete Warner Recordings. It’s on the calendar for May 13.)
As previously noted, the 6LP (180g-weight color vinyl) Box of The Elektra Years 1978-1987 featuring the classic albums of The Cars , is planned for June 7.
The 2005 Regina Spektor set, Soviet Kitsch, is slated for vinyl reissue on May 6. It will contain thirteen tracks.
Warner Brothers Music will reissue three Linkin Park titles on vinyl LP scheduling them for May 6. The titles include Road To Revolution: Live At Milton Keynes (2008) on a 2LP set; Reanimation (2002), a remix that will fill 2LPs; and a single LP version of Living Things (2013).
The brand new Beth Orton album, Kidsticks, will be released not only on the expected CD and DD formats, but also vinyl LP scheduled for May 27.
Warner Brothers will release vinyl LPs for Prince. The first is For You (1978), which is planned for April 26, with the second being Prince (1979), planned for May 24.
Eric Clapton‘s upcoming new album, I Still Do will be released on 2LP in 180g-weight vinyl, cut at 45RPM speed. The LP will offer DD rights via a download card with exclusive passcode. I Still Do is planned for May 20.
JEMP Records will reissue Hoist, the 1994 classic Phish album, on 180g-weight black vinyl 2LP. It is being scheduled for May 20.
Elektra Records will re-release the 2013 remastered vinyl edition 2LP of Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987) by The Cure that was exclusive to Record Store Day 2013. This version will differ in that it will be pressed on 180g-weight black vinyl and available without the long line hassles. It’s scheduled for May 13.
Warner Brothers will revisit the 1988 Enya classic, Watermark, along with Shepherd Moons from 1991, and her 1995 set, The Memory Of Trees, with vinyl LP reissues of the best-selling titles.
Atlantic Records will release the new album by Adia Victoria on CD, DD, and vinyl LP. The album is called Beyond The Bloodhounds. The LP edition will include DD rights. It’s planned for May 13. Yes, she’s pretty good.
Real Gone Music will offer a remastered translucent green vinyl Limited Edition of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to TheReturn Of The Living Dead from 1985. This film was a hilarious send-up of zombies that continued on for multiple sequels. “Send More Cops”. But a word of warning to delayers: There will only be 750 available copies. It’s on the market on May 6.
Also from Real Gone Music, a Limited Edition 180g-weight black vinyl press of Cactus, the 1970 debut from Cactus. It’s destined for May 6. There will only be 700 copies made.
Justin Time Records will offer a repress of the 1993 classic debut from Diana Krall of Stepping Out. It’s planned as a 180g-weight 2LP Essentials Collection and will come with a DD download card. It’s planned for May 6.
And finally: For May 3, Elektra will reissue two 10,000 Maniacs titles on vinyl LPs. Those will be Our Time In Eden (1992), and In My Tribe (1987).
Atlantic Records and Swansong will reissue Mothership, the 2007 24-track remastered Led Zeppelin collection, this time on 180g-weight vinyl in a 4LP gatefold package. It is expected on November 6.
The 1993 The Magnetic Fields 3CD Boxset will be remastered and repackaged in a 10″ vinyl Box that will put the three discs into separate double-gatefold sets, and add in a full-sized original booklet. 69 Love Songs is scheduled for November 6.
Rhino Records will reissue the 12-track ‘best of’ Profile, featuring Emmylou Harris, on vinyl LP scheduling for November 3. This 1978 issue contains music from Harris’ first four Reprise albums (Pieces of the Sky – 1975, Elite Hotel – 1975, Luxury Liner – 1976, Quarter Moon In Ten Cent Town – 1978).
Autumn Tone Records will release the new album from the Chicago 3-member band,Yoko and the Oh No’s, planning the CD and LP releases for October 30. This band is interesting in that they are one of a few that mimic the late ’70s NYC indie styles of glam and abandon. And the lead singer is just graduated from HS. Looks like an early career start if they can maintain the interest. Check out the new album’s bluesy single video of “She Ain’t Mine” (below), and live footage of “James Baxter” from a Beat Kitchen club show (Chicago on Belmont). I’m impressed! And I like ’em!
The 1995 classic, Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette, is being remastered and expanded for a 2CD Deluxe Edition, and a packed 4CD Collector’s Edition. Both sets are planned for release on October 30.
Three new vinyl re-releases of classic titles are expected that include (and the date they’re expected):
Jackie Brown OMPS (180g-weight vinyl) – October 27
Stadium Arcadium – Red Hot Chili Peppers – October 23 (remastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray). This 2LP set will be issued in two styles: a 2LP Standard Edition at 150g-weight, and a Deluxe Edition with 4LPs at 180g-weight, housed in a silver Box with two 16-page booklets included.
Love Is Here – Starsailor – October 20. This 2001 title will be pressed on 180g-weight vinyl. It is being reissued via Parlophone Records.
Star Wars – Wilco – October 13. This album is planned to be re-released on 180g-weight vinyl LP and will contain a download-rights card.
One Size Fits All – Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention – October 16.
300 Entertainment will release new Coheed And Cambria music with The Color Before The Sun. This title is planned for vinyl (with a bonus CD inclusion), and the CD set. It will be offered on October 16.
UDR Records will be releasing a new Saxon album, Battering Ram, on CD, LP, DD, and a Limited Edition Box set. It is scheduled for October 16.
Vapor Records will release Dakota by Billy Talbot Band on October 9.
Metal band, Trivium, will release their eleven-track new album, Silence In the Snow, on October 2 via Roadrunner Records.
The new and anticipated Paper Kites album, twelvefour, will be released on CD, DD on August 28, however, its vinyl version is being delayed until October 9. Delays in vinyl titles are being attributed to an overload of pressing requests at all available vinyl plants…in the world!
Herb Alpert will release his next album through his own label (Herb Alpert Presents) on September 25. The new album, Come Fly With Me, will be released on CD, DD, and 180g-weight vinyl LP.
Verve Records will release a reissue of Wallflower by Diana Krall in a The Complete Sessions Deluxe Edition on September 18. It’s scheduled for CD and DD.
You may have missed our announcement of the 19-track, Paul Rodgers-era Bad Company ‘best of’ collection, Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy: The Very Best Of Bad Company. If you had, then note that it is scheduled for CD on September 25.
New Machine Recordings will release new Silversun Pickups album, Better Nature, on September 25. It will be made available on CD, DD, and vinyl LP. This is the LA-based band’s fourth studio album.
And finally, our pal, Joe Marchese, over at The Second Disc has announced a PBS-only special release of The Complete Singles featuring the music of Carpenters. It contains 66 tracks and will offer a 16-page booklet that has liner notes written by Joe Marchese. Hop over to The Second Disc to get a write-up far more detailed than I could ever write up (and prettier,too!).
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.
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.
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.
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 Purple – Made 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.
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.
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.
Dr John will release Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch via Concord Records with a planned date of August 19.
Concord Records will also release a multi-artist celebration of George Duke featuring one of Jazz’s great vocalists, Al Jarreau. The album is being called My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke, and is planned for August 5.
Verve Records have Wallflower coming from Diana Krall on September 9.
Kobalt Records will release Strut by Lenny Kravitz on September 23 on CD, DD, and LP.
Asthmatic Kitty will release This Is My Hand by My Brightest Diamond. My Brightest Diamond is the strong work of Shara Worden, whose new album will be her fourth release. This Is My Hand is slated for release on September 16 on CD, DD, and vinyl LP. Pure indie!
Compass Records will release Sixty by John Cowan (current late-era member of The Doobie Brothers) on August 26.
Eagle Rock entertainment have a live performance from Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) planned on video and CD of Thick As A Brick – Live In Iceland. This is on the calendar for August 19.
Welk Music Group plan the release of Solo Concerts by Bruce Hornsby, scheduled for August 25.
AAO Records will release The Letter by James Taylor, planned for August 19.
Rhino Records, in conjunction with Blackened Records will release new vinyl LP editions of Metallica albums. These include Ride The Lightning, Kill ‘Em All, Death Magnetic (2LP), …and Justice For All. These are planned for September 16. Other Metallica titles, Metallica (2LP), Master of Puppets, Load (2LP), Garage, Inc. (3LP), S&M (3LP), are slated earlier for August 26.
Cleopatra Records will release a 12-track, 2CD live reunion of talent featuring Carmine Appice, Tim Bogert, and Jim McCarty that occurred in 2006 as Cactus – Live In the USA. This album is pegged for release on August 5.
Mute Records will re-release Can titles on vinyl LP that includes Tago Mago, Soundtracks, Monster Movie, and Ege Bamyasi. All LPs are scheduled for September 2.
Astralwerks Records have Listen, from The Kooks, slated for CD, Deluxe Edition CD, LP, and DD on September 2.
Analogue Productions will release a 6SACD Box featuring the works of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble (Texas Flood – 1983, Couldn’t Stand The Weather – 1984, Soul to Soul – 1985, In Step – 1989, Family Style – 1990, The Sky Is Cryin’ – 1991). The Box is being referred to as Texas Hurricane and is slated for release on August 12. VERY hefty price tag, though.
The End Records will release Still Life Moving Fast by Empress AD in CD, LP, and DD formats, all planned for September 2.
Diana Krall, whose last album, Glad Rag Doll, was released in 2012, has a new album on the calendar. But, it isn’t new material. Instead, the new album, being called Wallflower, is a collection of cover that Diana has recorded over time. With Diana, there is a quality that is rather unmatched among her peers in the recording industry. And while that is true with many, Diana Krall is one that we look forward to hearing.
Wallflower is planned for release on September 9. It will contain Krall-arranged songs made popular by The Eagles (“Desperadoes”), The Mamas and The Papas (“California Dreamin'”), Elton John (“Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word”), Fred Neil (“Everybody’ Talkin'”), and a McCartney song recorded for his own Kisses On the Bottom album, but left off. There will be others, most of which have not been announced as of yet.