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New Savoy Brown Album, Witchy Feelin’, On The Calendar

For Savoy Brown, 2017 is a bit on the memorable side. In September of 1967, the band released their first album, Shake Down. That album was released in the UK only, and under the name of Savoy Brown Blues Band. And here we are almost fifty years later, and more than thirty studio albums in to it. That’s pretty momentous. Savoy Brown produced, more or less, the famous Foghat band with one time members, Lonesome Dave Peverett, Tone Stevens, and Roger Earl, most who stayed with Kim Simmonds from the band’s second album (Getting to The Point – 1968) through the stunning Looking In (1970). That represents five full collections of songs in a short three year period.

After the core members of Foghat departed for that venture, Kim Simmonds persevered with a series of excellent albums including a personal favorite of mine, Jack The Toad (1973). And for all of these fifty years, Kim Simmonds kept the flames lit for fans.

On August 25, Ruf Records will release the next Savoy Brown album, Witchy Feelin’. It will contain eleven tracks. Myself, being a strong Savoy Brown fan throughout their 50 year ride (I’ve been to concerts, too!), I’m quite excited for the arrival of Witchy Feelin’. Witchy Feelin’ will be made available as CD and DD. Witchy Feelin’ will be made available to US fans as an import title.

I’m sad that Kim Simmonds has been largely ignored over the generous length of his fruitful career. If ever a band deserved remastered Deluxe sets or even a defining Box set, it’s Savoy Brown. Maybe one day, one of the excellent companies like Cherry Red, Real Gone, or another will provide just that. Here’s to hoping!

 

TAPSheet: Release Notes – 04/15/2016

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Mute Records have a Mick Harvey (Nick Cave) album arriving on June 10. It’s called Delirium Tremens and will be released on CD, DD, and vinyl LP. This album is third in Harvey’s artful interpretations of Serge Gainsbourg. Previously, Harvey had done Intoxicated Man (1995), and Pink Elephants (1997).

Mick Harvey Delirium Tremens

The legendary Alligator Records will release 45th Anniversary Collection featuring 37 songs across 2CDs. On them, you will find Mavis Staples, Koko Taylor, James Cotton, Lee Rocker, Albert Collins, Jimmy Johnson, Elvin Bishop, and a whole lot more. This set will be made available on June 10.

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ALCD 127/28

Rhino Records will reissue three The Smiths sets on vinyl 2LP sets scheduling the re-releases for June 7. The titles are The World Won’t Listen (1987, compilation) on 2LPs, Rank (1988, live), and Louder Than Bombs (1987, compilation). These LPs wil featured remastered tracks and will be released on June 7.

The Smiths The World Won't Listen  The Smiths Louder Than Bombs  The Smiths Rank

Eagle Rock Entertainment will release a 2BD edition of Totally Stripped featuring The Rolling Stones. This set features Live From Toshiba-EMI Studio’s, Tokyo, Japan / The Paradiso, Amsterdam / Live From The L’Olympia Bru. It’s on the calendar for June 3. There will also be a DVD set as well as a DVD/CD set.

Concord Records will release a 3-disc set called The Traveling Wilburys Collection on June 3. This Deluxe Edition will offer 2CDs and a DVD. there will also be a 3LP vinyl set.

Real Gone Music have several 2CD sets arriving on June 3. Those will be The New Sounds Of Maynard Fergusen / Come Blow Your Horn – The Complete Cameo Recordings; Air Supply: The Columbia and Arista Years – The Definitive Collection, and Edgar Winter – The Definitive Collection. They also have several other album sets and collections on the calendar for June 3. Those include Loudon Wainwright III – The Atlantic Recordings, Fairport Convention – Live In Finland 1971, Petula Clark: Natural Love – The Scotti Brothers Recordings, and a Paul Butterfield Blues Band live set, Got A Mind To Give Up Living – Live 1966.

  Loudon Wainwright The Atlantic Recordings  Maynard Ferguson Come Blow Your Horn  Petula Clark - Natural Love

Real Gone Music will release several Dick’s Picks volumes from the Grateful Dead vaults. These are Picks Volume 31 – 8/4-5/74 Philadelphia Civic Center and 8/6/78 Roosevelt Stadium, and Volume 25 – 5/10/78 New Haven and 5/11/78 Springfield, MA. Both sets are 4CDs. They are available on June 3.

Grateful Dead - Dicks Picks 25  Grateful Dead Dicks Picks 31

Varese Sarabande will offer The Very Best Of The Happenings on CD for June 3.

Reprise Records will release two Neil Young live concert tour films, Rust Never Sleeps, and Human Highway (The Director’s Cut), both on May 27. Each title will see both DVD and BD (Blu-ray) issues.

Mercury Records have an ICON title coming for Saliva on June 10.

BMG will release the brand new Band Of Skulls album, By Default. This new set is scheduled to street on May 27. It will be released on CD, DD, and vinyl LP.

Band Of Skulls By Default

Maranatha! Music will release Father’s Heart – Good Good Father on CD and planned for June 3. In addition, the label will offer a 3CD Box on June 3 called Maranatha Praise Band. It will bundle Praise Band 8, 9, and 10.

Maranatha! Music Father's Heart

And finally, Foghat is releasing a new album on June 24. And while I have mixed feelings about this, especially this one, I can understand that this is not a matter of people not getting along. Rather, it is a continuation of an impossible situation. I don’t have to like it. Personally, I’d rather they just had recorded brand new songs instead of re-recording classics for whatever reason was needed to do so. Nevertheless, for those fans who continue on regardless, Under The Influence is on the way. Get the full scoop here.

Foghat Under The Influence

 

 

13CD Foghat Complete Bearsville Albums Collection In April

Foghat The Complete Bearsville Albums Collection 13CDIf you were a Savoy Brown fan, and were fortunate to enjoy the lineup that contained “Lonesome” Dave Peverett, Tone Stevens, and Roger Earl, then it wasn’t long before you began to enjoy the power and grace of an upstart Blues/Rock band by the unlikely name of Foghat. Foghat is the band that the three bandmates formed after leaving Kim Simmonds’ great band. Their first album featured a strong cover of Chuck Berry’s “Maybelline”, and their unmatched electric cover of Willie Dixon’s timeless “I Just Want To Make Love To You”.

By the time their reached their second album, the picture-titled Rock and Roll, they were on a row towards their inevitable fame. They managed a strong eight year run that peaked with their Live album from 1977.

On April 15, Bearsville Records will present a 13CD Boxed set of all their label issues of Foghat albums. This starts at their 1972 self-titled debut and finishes with Zig Zag Walk from 1983. The original band released a phenomenal album eleven years later called Return Of The Boogie Men. (If you do not have or heard this album, you should hunt it down as it’s a worthy slot to the other Foghat material.

The 13CD Foghat Box is being called The Complete Bearsville Albums Collection and will feature completely new 2016 remastering to freshen the audio up. Compelling enough? I think so!

 

TAPSheet: Release Notes – 01/13/2015 (US Report)

Real Gone Music will re-release a vinyl LP edition of an old-time Foghat favorite, Foghat Live. They will also re-release an old J. Geils Band favorite, Bloodshot. The Foghat Live album will be presented with its original die-cut cover. The Bloodshot album is planned to be pressed in red vinyl, just as the original first pressing was. Both releases will be presented in 180g-weight vinyl. Both albums are remastered for better sound. These Limited Edition reissues are set for March 3.

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Dope Machines from The Airborne Toxic Event is slated for release on February 24.

MVD Visual will release a Johnny Winter live set, Live From Japan, scheduled for March 10. It will be issued on CD, and vinyl LP.

Johnny Winter Live In Japan

New Modest Mouse album, Strangers To Ourselves, will become available on March 3. This new album is the first new Modest Mouse set from them in approximately 8 years. “Lampshades On Fire” will precede the album as its first single. The new album will release on CD, DD, and 180g 2LP.

Modest Mouse Stranger To Ourselves

Spookshow International Live will be released by Rob Zombie, planned for February 12. It’s planned for CD, Deluxe CD, DD, and LP.

A new Luke Bryan album (title unknown) is expected to be released on March 10 via Capital Nashville.

Outer Battery Records will release a Limited Edition LP of Bug Live (Live at the 9:30 Club – Washington DC – June 2012) , by Dinosaur Jr.

Dinosaur Jr Bug Live

+180 Records will release Guitars And Microphones by Kate Pierson, with a planned release date of February 17.

UDR has Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute scheduled for March 3. The set will be available as a FanBox with 2LP (clear vinyl), and a t-shirt. Additional packages include CD, and a Deluxe Edition. This set features eleven songs co-written by Rnady Rhoads, and recorded by artists like Dweezil Zappa, Serj Tankian, Kelle Rhoads (his brother), and others.

Immortal Randy Rhoads

Rhino Records, in conjunction with Parlophone will release a 16-track collection of songs from Dr Feelgood from their years with Wilko Johnson before he left to do other things that included a stint with Ian Dury and The Blockheads. Wilko was a member of Dr Feelgood for the band’s first 4 albums. The collection is being called I’m A Man (Best Of The Wilko Johnson Years 1974-1977). It is expected on February 24. Dr. Feelgood was an amazing blues-based band, especially with Wilko Johnson.

What Happens Next is the new album by Gang Of Four, planned for February 24 via Metropolis Records.

Gang Of Four What Happens Next

I’m excited about a new Hilary Hahn release expected on March 31 via Deutsche Grammophon. Hilary Hahn is a violinist whose new album of violin concertos celebrate Mozart 5, Vieuxtemps 4. She is being supported by the Duetsche Kammerphilharmonic Bremen, conduced by Paavo Järvi.

Hilary Hahn Mozart 5

Allegro will release Al Di Meola’s Latest by Al Di Meola, planned for May 12 on CD, Deluxe Edition CD, DD, and LP.

Frontiers Records will release new Toto music with the upcoming Toto XIV, which is currently scheduled for March 24.

Loud and Proud Records will release a CD/DVD featuring Rick Springfield doing stripped down version of his previous songs that include “Jesse’s Girl”, “I’ve Done Everything For You”, and others. Surprisingly, there isn’t a “Speak To the Sky” in sight. The new album is called Stripped Down, and is planned for February 24.

Rick Springfield Stripped Down

For the fans, My Chemical Romance will release a 2LP collectible set of The Black Parade with etching on the 4th side (D-side). This edition of The black Parade is slated for release on February 10.

Metal Blade Records will release the 3CD set by Neal Morse, Grand Experiment, on February 10.

And finally, from one of our classic guitarists, Jorma Kaukonen, Red House Records will release the new album, Ain’t In No Hurry. For those of you who may not know (yeah, right!), Jorma played guitars for Jefferson Airplane, and Hot Tuna. Ain’t in No Hurry is scheduled for February 17.

Jorma Kaukonen Ain't In No Hurry

 

 

No Lonesome Dave, No Rod…No Foghat!

Often, like many of you, I apply song to my current mood. Today, it’s Foghat for me. And as I plug in to that one song, it becomes inevitable that the entire album is revisited. For me, that album is easily Rock and Roll. To me that is their most brilliant album. And it’s not that i don’t like their others, it’s that this one is pure, unadulterated blues as they intended to be. When they reached Energized, they were in a commercial mode. Again, nothing wrong with that. I LOVE Energized. Still, it’s easy to see.

Nevertheless, the point of this small piece is not about what song strikes the mood, or which Foghat album is their best, although you can certainly leave your opinion on that, if you wish. Instead, in listening, I have to say that without Lonesome Dave Peverett, and even Rod Price (but more Lonesome Dave), Foghat doesn’t really exist anymore. I say this because of two things. The first is that I saw the current lineup of Foghat a few years back with Charlie Huhn, Bryan Bassett, Roger Earl (who wasn’t even there, instead hiring someone to fill in), and Craig MacGregor (third bassist for the band, still legitmate). It was an awful exercise using well-known songs for what easily felt like a cover band experience at 20 times the cost of admission.

Listening to Rock and Roll, and hearing the impossible to replicate voice and energy of Dave Peverett makes me realize yet again, that there are sometimes simply no replacements for a band. This is quite true of Foghat after Dave and Rod’s tragic departures. This makes up the second point.

While I respect Roger Earl and Craig MacGregor as great musicians, once part of a superior band, I bemoan their carrying on the band using beloved songs as a way to cash some checks. I feel this way about many bands who have lost a part of their heartbeat. Many I will not mention as their mention would have a tendency to stir the cauldron of anger.

My personal opinion. Whatever it’s worth.

Foghat

TAPSheet: Release Notes – 09/30/2014 (US Report)

On December 9, Inside Recordings will release a 2LP version of the new Jackson Browne album, Standing In the Breach. The set will be pressed on 180g-weight vinyl. The CD version is slated for October 7.

Jackson Browne Standing In the Breach

 

The Lonesome Crowded West reissue by Modest Mouse arrives on November 11 on CD, DD, and vinyl LP (slated a week earlier on November 4).

Epitaph Records will release a remastered 20th Anniversary Edition LP set for NOFX of their 1994 album, Punk In Drublic, on November 24.  Epitaph will also release a 20th Anniversary Edition LP of Let’s Go, the 1994 album by Rancid. Both LPs are remastered, and pressed on 180g-weight vinyl. Both LPs will contain the CD of the newly remastered album.

Annie Lennox‘s new one, Nostalgia, is slated for release on October 21.

Warner Brothers have new Bette Midler music coming (15 tracks) on November 4 with It’s the Girls.

Bette Midler Its The Girls

Arista and Legacy Recordings will team to release a collected set featuring Carly Simon on their Playlist series. Playlist: The Very Best Of Carly Simon is slated for October 27.  Any Carly Simon fan could have produced a better set, if you ask me (look at that awful track-list).

1. Coming Around Again
2. Give Me All Night
3. All I Want Is You
4. Nobody Does It Better (Live)
5. You Belong To Me (Live)
6. My New Boyfriend
7. Let the River Run
8. The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
9. Better Not Tell Her
10. You’re So Vain (Live)
11. Touched by the Sun (Live)
12. Anticipation (Live)
13. Never Been Gone (Live)
14. Our Affair

Fantasy Records will release a CD/DVD Deluxe Edition of Thompson, an album by Family, scheduled for November 18.

Welk Music Group will release new Marianne Faithfull music with Give My Love To London. That new album will release on CD, scheduled for November 11, and on vinyl LP, scheduled later for December 9.

Faithfull Give My Love To London

Varese Sarabande will release Infinity, by Shawn Phillips, on November 11. If you followed his career from way back in the ’70s, you may just be in for a treat.

November 17 is the date of the new Bryan Ferry album, Avonmore.

Eagle Rock Entertainment have Aquostic (Stripped Bare) from Status Quo, planned for November 11. The label also intends another From The Vault series featuring live Rolling Stones, in From the Vault – LA Forum (Live In 1975), scheduled for CD, and LP, both on November 18. This Stones title will also release on DVD, same date.

ATO Records will deliver English Oceans from Drive-By Truckers, on November 18.

English Oceans Drive By Truckers

Decca Records plan three BD-Audio (Blu-ray Audio) titles from Luciano Pavarotti on December 9. The high resolution sets include Donizetti: L’Elisir d’amore (1969), Puccini: Madama Butterfly (1974), and Puccini: Turandot (1972).

Atlantic Records will release CD for Greatest Hits So Far…featuring the Zac Brown Band. This set is planned for November 11.

Righteous Babe Records will release new Ani DiFranco on November 4 (CD, DD), and on November 11 (LP). The new album is called Allergic To Water.

The new anthology for Queen, Forever, is slated for November 11, in a 20-track CD set, and a 36-track 2CD Deluxe Edition.

Queen Forever

Secretly Canadian Records will release 2CD, DD, and 2LP for the Deluxe Edition reissue of Didn’t It Rain (1997), by Songs: Ohia (Jason Molina) on December 2. The Deluxe Edition will feature eight previously unheard demo tracks, as well as new Jason Molina artwork for the new package.

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Warner Brothers Records will release new Damien Rice with My Favourite Faded Fantasy, scheduled for CD, and vinyl LP, on November 11.

Rhino Records will release a 6DVD collection of video featuring R.E.M. featuring all things video from the R.E.M. camp. The set, called REMTV, is slated for release on November 24.

Alucard Records will release Live At The Bicentennial featuring Gentle Giant, on November 18.

Gentle Giant Live

Fantasy Records will release The Complete Studio Albums from Creedence Clearwater Revival, all collected in an LP Box set, on November 11.

Finally, Raven Records will produced a 2CD collection of Foghat classics called Drivin’ Wheels (Best Of 1972-1982). This will drop on November 18. The only bad thing about this collection is that it unfairly overlooks Tight Shoes(1980), and Girls To Chat & Boys To Bounce (1981) with nary a modest representation. Nevertheless, a grand ‘best of’ and an excellent choice to be in your collection, especially if the tracks have been remastered, and remastered well.

Foghat Drivin Wheels

CD1:

01. I Just Want To Make Love To You (Foghat – 1972)
02. Trouble, Trouble (Foghat – 1972)
03. Maybelline (Foghat – 1972)
04. Ride, Ride, Ride (Rock and Roll – 1973)
05. What A Shame (Rock and Roll – 1973)
06. Long Way To Go (Rock and Roll – 1973)
07. Couldn’t Make Her Stay (Rock and Roll – 1973)
08. Honey Hush (Energized – 1974)
09. Home In My Hand (Energized – 1974)
10. Wild Cherry (Energized) – 1974)
11. Eight Days On The Road (Rock And Roll Outlaws – 1974)
12. Trouble In My Way (Rock And Roll Outlaws – 1974)
13. Rock And Roll Outlaws (Rock And Roll Outlaws – 1974)
14. Chateau Lafitte ’59 Boogie (Rock And Roll Outlaws – 1974)
15. Drive Me Home (Fool For The City – 1975)
16. My Babe (Fool For The City – 1975)
17. Slow Ride (Fool For The City – 1975)

CD2:

1. Fool For The City (Fool For The City – 1975)
2. Take It Or Leave It (Fool For The City – 1975)
3. Drivin’ Wheel (Night Shift – 1976)
4. Night Shift (Night Shift – 1976)
5. Take Me To The River (Night Shift – 1976)
6. Fool For The City (Live) (Foghat Live – 1977)
7. I Just Want To Make Love To You  (Live) (Foghat Live – 1977)
8. Road Fever (Live) (Foghat Live – 1977)
9. Honey Hush (Live) (Foghat Live – 1977)
10. Stone Blue (Stone Blue – 1978)
11. Easy Money (Stone Blue – 1978)
12. It Hurts Me Too (Stone Blue – 1978)
13. Chevrolet (Stone Blue – 1978)
14. Third Time Lucky (First Time I Was A Fool) (Boogie Motel – 1979)
15. And I Just Do What I Want (In The Mood For Something Rude – 1982)