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Erasure To Release World Beyond As Companion Set To World Be Gone

Erasure fans who have bought their last release, World Be Gone, back in May of 2017 might be pleased to discover that Vince Clarke and Andy Bell will release a companion set this year.

On March 9, Mute Records will provide World Beyond, a new set that will take the familiar tunes of World Be Gone, and re-record them in a newly interpretive fashion with a classical music ensemble, The Echo Collective (Brussels). This experiment should be rewarding  much as the similar recent Midge Ure re-record of various classic pieces.

World Beyond is scheduled to be issued on CD, colored vinyl LP, and in DD format.

World BeyondErasure

01. Oh What A World
02. Be Careful What You Wish For
03. World Be Gone
04. A Bitter Parting
05. Still It’s Not Over
06. Take Me Out Of Myself
07. Sweet Summer Loving
08. Love You To The Sky
09. Lousy Sum Of Nothing
10. Just A Little Love


TAPSheet: Release Notes – 08/23/16

For fans of Steve Earle, there will be a 2CD 30th Anniversary Edition of his 1986 set, Guitar Town. That will be expected to release on October 14 via MCA Nashville.

Steve Earle Guitar Town


Concord Records will re-release The Traveling Wilburys, Vol 1, and The Traveling Wilburys, Vol 3. Both CDs – AND vinyl LPs –  are expected on October 14.

Analog Spark will be releasing a 3LP set as well as an SACD edition of Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook. Both sets will be issued on September 23.

Speaking of SACDs, Mobile Fidelity (Mo-Fi) have several in the works that include two Jefferson Airplane titles, Surrealistic Pillow, and Volunteers. It will be joined by SACD issues, Cheap Thrills by Big Brother & The Holding Company, and Pearl by Janis Joplin. All four are planned for September 30.

Jefferson Airplane Surrealistic Pillow   Big Brother Cheap Thrills

Virgin Records have the vinyl LP editions of two 30 Seconds To Mars titles planned for release on September 23. The first is a 2LP set of the band’s 2002 debut, and the single LP edition of A Beautiful Lie (2006).

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Sony Classical has the next Joshua Bell album with him as the conductor of The Academy Of St Martin In the Field. It’s presents Steven Isserlis as the performing cellist.This album is expected on September 30. The album is being called For The Love Of Brahms and will feature eight tracks.

Joshua Bell Steven Isserlis For The Love Of Brahms

ELP‘s third album, Trilogy, will be released on vinyl LP with new remaster on October 21.

The 6LP set of Jane’s Addiction material, Sterling Spoon, will be made available on October 21. The sides will feature studio tracks, demos, outtakes, remixes, and live performances from 1990. All LPs will be pressed on 180g-weight vinyl.

Janes Addiction Sterling Spoon

XL Recordings will reissue Amnesiac, the 2001 Radiohead classic, and Kid A (2000) as 2LP vinyl sets, both planned for October 14.

Mute Records will release a series of 180g-weight vinyl LP editions from the Erasure catalog on October 7. Those will be Union Street (2006), Other People’s Songs (2003), and Light At The End  Of The World (2007).

The classic that is Angelo Badalamenti‘s 1990 soundtrack to David Lynch’s Twin Peaks series will be reissued on vinyl LP that includes a brand new remaster and a press in “damn fine coffee”-colored vinyl. The vinyl will be 180g-weight, and housed in a new art gatefold sleeve. It’s scheduled for September 9.

Twin Peaks OMPS Badalamenti

Twin Peaks Gatefold


Damn Fine Coffee Vinyl


New 3CD Career Erasure Collection, Always, Planned For October

Always ErasureMute Records will release a new singles collection for Erasure, the band from the UK , which featured Andy Bell and Vince Clarke. This new box will offer 3CDs with 43 tracks.

The tracks will feature “Oh L’amour”, “A Little Respect”, “Victim Of Love”, as well as a brand new 2015 version of “Sometimes.”  The primary intrigue will be the various sets of remixes included within.

The 3CD set is housed in a book format.

The Box, Always – The Very Best Of Erasure, is set for release on October 30.

Erasure Book

Always – The Very Best Of Erasure
Track Listings

01. Who Needs Love Like That
02. Oh L’amour
03. Sometimes
04. Victim Of Love
05. The Circus
06. Ship Of Fools
07. Chains Of Love
08. A Little Respect
09. Stop!
10. Drama!
11. Blue Savannah
12. Chorus
13. Love To Hate You
14. Take A Chance On Me
15. Always
16. Fingers & Thumbs (Cold Summer’s Day)
17. Breathe
18. Be With You
19. Elevation
20. Sometimes (2015 Mix)

01. Who Needs Love Like That (Mexican Mix
02. Oh L’amour (PWL Funky Sisters Say ‘Ooh La La’)
03. The Circus (Eternal Eraser Mix )
04. A Little Respect (Big Train Remix)
05. Stop! (Vince Clarke Sync 82 Remix)
06. Blue Savannah (Der Deutsche Mix II)
07. Chorus (Vegan Mix)
08. Love To Hate You (LFO Modulated Filter Mix)
09. Always – Microbots Inside Your Brain Mix)
10. Fingers & Thumbs (Cold Summer’s Day) (Tin Tin Out Remix)
11. Breathe (GRN Remix)
12. Elevation (BT Remix)

01. Victim Of Love (Vixen Vitesse Remix)
02. Chains Of Love (Vince Clarke Remix)
03. Drama! (Krucial Remix)
04. You Surround Me (Mark Saunders Remix)
05. Star (Interstella Mix)
06. Am I Right (The Grid Remix)
07. Run To The Sun (Beatmasters’ Galactic Remix)
08. In My Arms (BBE Remix)
09. Freedom (Mark Picchiotti Strumapella Remix)
10. Be With You (Starshapes Remix)
11. Sometimes (Erasure & Flood Mix)

TAPSheet: Release Notes – 08/12/2014 (US Report)

Rhino Records will reissue several 180g-weight LP titles of familiar Mike Oldfield titles that will include Voyager, Tubular Bells II, Tubular Bells III, and The Songs Of Distant Earth. All of these LP sets are scheduled for October 21. In addition to the LP reissues, Rhino will release a packaged 8CD collection for Mike Oldfield (on the same date) called The Studio Albums: 1992-2003.

Oldfield The Studio Albums 1992 2003 Box

Atlantic Records will also have a The Studio Albums series Box for Foreigner on October 14. The set is being called The Complete Atlantic Studio Albums: 1977-1991.

A favored label of mine, Jagjaguwar Records, will have the new album from Foxygen on October 14. It is being called …And Star Power, issued on 2LP, 2CD, and DD.

Reprise Records have a debut solo effort coming from Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) on September 30. The album, Hesitant Alien, is planned for CD, LP (with DD rights included), and DD.

Blue Horizon Records have remastered original Fleetwood Mac LP sets The Pious Bird Of Good Omen (1969, compilation of first 4 UK singles, their accompanying B-sides (with “Black Magic Woman”, and “Albatross”), and two extra tracks (“Need Your Love So Bad”, “I Believe My Time Ain’t Long”), Mr Wonderful (1968), which introduced Christine Perfect, and the band’s 1968 debut album, Fleetwood Mac (also known as Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac) ready for release on September 23.

Fleetwood Mac Pious Bird

The Violent Flame, the new album from Erasure, is slated for CD, 2CD Deluxe Edition, and DD, planned for September 23. Crash Collide Records have The Acoustic Sessions from Trapt, slated for September 23.

Trapt The Acoustic Sessions

A reworked Sound+Vision 4CD box featuring David Bowie is slated for September 23. For those that remember the classic The Midnight Special music show, know that Time/Life will be issuing a 6DVD set featuring 16 and a half hours of programming from the Friday night gem that many of us depended on. This set is scheduled for September 9. Frontiers Records have Heart & Friends – Home For Christmas coming for the holidays. The Heart set is slated for November 11. J&R Adventures will release the new Joe Bonamassa album, Different Shades Of Blue, on September 23.

Bonamassa different Shades Of Blue

Oh yeah, the Holiday albums are coming fast and furious. I’ve sheltered you. Real Gone Music will release The Very Best Of Stories featuring the music from Stories, the band best known for their Kama Sutra label single, “Brother Louie”. (I was in junior high when this was popular…I’m so old!) It’s planned for a September 30 issue date.