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Jeff Beck Live At The Hollywood Bowl On 2CD/3LP Sets

For over 50 years, Jeff Beck has been a strong part of our music landscape. From The Yardbirds, his own bands, and a series of solo albums, he has left behind an immeasurable imprint on the whole of Rock and Roll. And still, he produces a fiery range of talent. Just a little over a year ago, he released a solo album (Loud Hailer). And he’s been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, once with The Yardbirds, and once individually.

In the summer of 2016, Jeff Beck played at the Hollywood Bowl as one show in a celebration of his 50 years.

On April 6, Rhino will release a 2CD edition of Jeff Beck Live at The Hollywood Bowl. Previously, there has been  DVD and BD issues of the show, which featured a wealth of guest performers including Buddy Guy, Steven Tyler, Jan Hammer, Jimmy Hall, Billy Gibbons, and others.  Additionally, there were imports (into the US) of CD and LP recordings.

On May 25, Rhino will also re-release a 3LP vinyl edition of Live At The Hollywood Bowl. If you were unable to score imports of these CD and LP editions, this domestic re-release should help you out greatly.

ZZ Top Gets Long Awaited Live Set, Greatest Hits Live From Around The World

PrintWhy some bands have never had a proper live set released on vinyl or CD is beyond me. It’s an accurate display of a band during a particular period that should stand out AND that should have been released at the height of popularity in order to bring better attention to the band. After all, look what Frampton Comes Alive did for him! Nevertheless, some bands and artists have never issued one. One of them is ZZ Top.

Yes, there have been the best-selling live DVD of Live From Texas issued in 2008. But officially, we haven’t received a great set of live ZZ Top performances. That drought will end pretty quickly, though.

On August 12, Suretone Records (via Rhino Records) will release a fifteen-track Live album called Greatest Hits Live From Around The World. The tracks found on this set will feature performances from shows over the last eleven years. The songs were performed at various cities worldwide during those tours and are listed as the show of origin for each (see track-list below).

Two of the songs, “Rough Boy”, “Sixteen Tons”, were performed in London with Jeff Beck joining in. In fact, “Rough Boy” is currently available as a promo lead-in to the album and can be enjoyed below in the embedded ‘audio-only’ video.

ZZ Top – Greatest Hits Live From Around The World will be made available on CD, DD, and a 2LP gatefold edition.

ZZ Top – Greatest Hits Live From Around The World

01. Got Me Under Pressure (New York)
02. Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers (Las Vegas)
03. Cheap Sunglasses (Paris)
04. Waitin’ For The Bus (Chicago)
05. Jesus Just Left Chicago (Chicago)
06. Legs (São Paolo)
07. Sharp Dressed Man (Los Angeles)
08. Rough Boy (with Jeff Beck) (London)
09. Pincushion (Berlin)
10. La Grange (Dallas)
11. I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide (Vancouver)
12. Tube Snake Boogie (Rome)
13. Gimme All Your Lovin’ (Houston)
14. Tush (Nashville)
15. Sixteen Tons (with Jeff Beck) (London)


Jeff Beck To Release New Album, Loud Hailer, In July

Jeff Beck Loud HailerJust a little while back, we were told that a new Jeff Beck set was coming. At the time, there wasn’t a track list, a cover, nor a release date. We now have all three in hand. And as (usually) promised, I’m back with the update to give you the news.

The new album is being called Loud Hailer. It follows up his excellent Emotion & Commotion, which was released in 2010. The new album will offer eleven tracks (see list below).

Loud Hailer is designed by the famed guitarist to be a change in his usual offering. He employs a singer and another guitarist to help him ahiee that end.

Loud Hailer will be released on July 15 on CD, DD, and 180g-weight vinyl LP.

Loud Hailer – Jeff Beck

01 – The Revolution Will Be Televised
02 – Live In The Dark
03 – Pull It
04 – Thugs Club
05 – Scared For The Children
06 – Right Now
07 – Shame
08 – Edna
09 – The Ballad Of The Jersey Wives
10 – O.I.L. (Can’t Get Enough Of That Sticky)
11 – Shrine

Jeff Beck has a book coming out this year. It’s being called Beck01, and will contain more than 400 photographs, and is expected to be signed by him.



New Jeff Beck Album Arriving In July

For those completely unaware – like myself sometimes – Rhino Records have an ‘as yet TBD’ title from Jeff Beck arriving in the middle of summer. The album will feature brand new Jeff Beck music and is currently on the calendar for July 15.

This news has already leaked out over the previous weeks. I announce it here today just in case you haven’t seen it.

This new album will followup his studio previous set, Emotion & Commotion, released in 2010.

Jeff Beck

TAPSheet: LP Release Notes – 06/05/2015

Another new edition of the upcoming vinyl that’s being prepped. And there are some great ones coming:

ORG Music will release London Collection, Volume One (1988) featuring Thelonius Monk on vinyl. This first installment (there are three volumes) has been remastered, and pressed on high-grade 180g-weight vinyl. It is expected on July 10.

Monk London collection

A&M Records will release Paradise Theater (1981), Pieces Of Eight (1978),and Equinox (1975), by Styx on vinyl LP on July 17.

Styx Paradise Theater

Friday Music will reissue a newly remastered 180g-weight pressing of Stand By Me, the VA period piece soundtrack to the magnificent coming of age film by Rob Reiner. It is scheduled for July 10.

Stand By Me LP

Scheduled for July 31, Reprise Records have the 2LP, 180g vinyl of Forever Man, which features 19 tracks over four sides by Eric Clapton The CD versions were issued on April 28.Side A Side B

Side A – LP 1
01 Gotta Get Over
02 I’ve Got A Rock ‘N’ Roll Heart
03 Anyway The Wind Blows – By J.J. Cale & Eric Clapton
04 My Father’s Eyes
05 Motherless Child

Side B – LP1
01 Pretending
02 Little Queen Of Spades
03 Bad Love
04 Behind The Mask

Side A – LP2
01 Tears In Heaven
02 Change The World
03 Call Me The Breeze
04 Forever Man
05 Riding With The King – By Eric Clapton & B.B. King

Side B – LP2:
01 It’s In The Way That You Use It
02 Circus
03 Got You On My Mind
04 Travelin’ Alone
05 Revolution

Clapton Forever Man

Rhino Records will release Live + by Jeff Beck in a 2LP, 180g Edition planned for July 31.

Chapter Music will release vinyl for How Far Will You Go?: The S&M Recordings 1973-81 by Smokey. It’s planned for June 23.

Rounder Records will release a 2LP, 16 performance track live set for Gregg Allman called Live: Back To Macon, GA January 14, 2014. It is set for release on August 7 (same date as CD issue).

Gregg Allman Live

Lost Highway will reissue the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack on a Limited Edition 2LP Picture disc set. It’s scheduled for June 23.

O Brother Where Art Thou LP   Picture Front


Picture 1  Picture 3

4AD plan to separately release four of the classic Red House Painters albums including one that will incorporate an EP. The titles include Down Colorful Hill (1992), Red House Painters (Roller Coaster) (1993), Red House Painters (Bridge) (1993), and Ocean Beach (1995). Ocean Beach will be reformatted to be a 2LP set that will include the band’s 4-track Shock Me EP from 1994). All LPs are planned for August 14.

Red House Painters Down Colorful Hill LP

Modern Classics will reissue the 1989 classic The Stone Roses album in remastered form. The reissue will be issued on 2LPs and will be pressed in lemon yellow 180g-weight vinyl. It’s on the calendar for June 16.

The Stone Roses

Rhino Records will have a vinyl LP reissue of Fontanelle, the 1992 album by Babes In Toyland, planned for August 14.

BAbes In Toyland fontanelle

ATO Records will release Live At Red Rocks With The Colorado Symphony featuring Amos Lee from his 2014 set at the famed amphitheater. This album is scheduled for release on July 24.

Slash Live at The Roxy 09.25.14 (featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators) will be released in a 3LP Limited Edition set on June 30 via Armoury Records.

Slash Roxy

Legacy Recordings will release a 6LP Box collecting the catalog output in vinyl form for Simon & Garfunkel. The Box, The Complete Columbia Album Collection, is scheduled for July 24. The original collection was released on CD form back in November of 2014.

Simon And Garfunkel Complete Album Collection

Real Gone Music will reissue the 1973 classic, The Adventures Of Panama Red from New Riders Of The Purple Sage, on vinyl LP planned for July 10. This album will be pressed on purple vinyl and be limited to only 1000 copies. The artwork, including the lyric sheet, will be just as the original was released.


The newly remastered Amused To Death by Roger Waters will be available on picture disc vinyl 2LP on July 24.

Roger Waters Amused To Death LP

TAPSheet: Release Notes – 04/17/2015

Curb Records will release several 2CD collections in a series titled 35 Biggest Hits. There will be one for Tim McGraw, and one for Hank Williams Jr. Both are expected on June 16.

Friday Music will be issuing a Limited Edition 180g vinyl upgrade for classic Al Stewart Arista debut, Time Passages on June 9. The album jacket will be gatefold.

Sonic Boom Records will release a chronicling 21-track CD featuring live radio broadcast recordings from The Cramps. The CD will be called Coast To Coast. It is planned for June 9.

Cramps Coast To Coast

For other LP reissues, look to Rhino and Parlophone, who will re-release a 180g vinyl version of Thick As A Brick by Jethro Tull on June 9.

Grateful Dead Productions will release a 2LP set of The Best Of The Grateful Dead: 1967-1977, on June 9. On the same date, the two labels will join to release a 180g vinyl edition of Fisherman’s Blues by The Waterboys. This Is The Sea (The Waterboys) is slated sooner on May 19.

Anti Records will release a Limited Edition 10″ vinyl edition of the new Mavis Staples set, Your Good Fortune, on June 9.

Mavis Staples Your Good Fortune


Frontiers Records have Indestructible by House of Lords coming on June 9.

Sharon Van Etten I Don't Want To Let You Down

Jagjaguwar Records have a 5-track Sharon Van Etten EP slated for June 9. The EP, called  will contain four songs, and a live version of “Tell Me” (demo’d on Tramp -2012), will be called I Don’t Want To Let You Down. Good news, indeed! Planned for CD, DD, and vinyl.

Also on June 9, Chrome Dreams will release a 2DVD set featuring Patti Smith from the formative NYC years. The set is called Hell Hath No Fury. Seems like a ‘must view’ set of films.

Patti Smith Hell Hath No Fury 2DVD


Rhino Records will release Jeff Beck Live + on May 4 on CD form. The live cuts here were taken from performances in 2014. The album will include two studio songs as well.

Next week, Rockbeat Records will release Irishman In New York, a 2CD Live set from 1979 featuring one of the greatest Rock guitarists in our history, Rory Gallagher. It’s planned for April 28.

Rory Gallagher Irishman In New York

Nonesuch Records will release The Traveling Kind by Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell on May 12.

And if you’re intrigued by the thought of a blend of old school dance disco, jazz, and Top 40, then this girl, Roisin Murphy might do the trick. I have to say that she can put it together. Her newest album, her first in eight years, Hairless Toys, is planned for May 12.

Roisin Murphy Hairless Toys

And DO NOT forget that the long awaited audio upgrade of Emerson, Lake, & Palmer‘s classic, Trilogy, is scheduled for May 5.

ELP Trilogy


New Vinyl Reissues

With the popularity of vinyl LPs still ascending, there are many albums being revisited as LPs. Major labels, as well as many new independent bands are releasing their music in vinyl. Here’s a brief list of some that are being listed as coming over the next few months:

Friday Music will have a remastered reissue of the OMPS, La Bamba, featuring Los Lobos. This LP will be released on 180g vinyl and stored in a gate-fold jacket. It’s planned for March 17.

Also on March 17 and from Friday Music are Cold Spring Harbor, the 1971 Billy Joel album; the OMPS from Cocktail (1988), and Black Market, the 1976 Weather Report issue. All of these titles are remastered, pressed on 180g vinyl, and placed into gate-fold jackets.

On March 10, Friday Music will reissue Truth (1968) from Jeff Beck, and Past, Present and Future (1973), by Al Stewart. As in the previous reissues, they will be in gate-fold jackets, newly remastered, and pressed on 180g-weight vinyl.

Al Stewart Past Present And Future

On March 3, Friday Music will reissue Live Bootleg Series Volume 7 featuring Johnny Winter, and Blood, Sweat & Tears 3.

March 3 will also find Hillbilly Deluxe (1987) by Dwight Yoakam, reissued via Warner Music Nashville, on 180g vinyl LP.  Reprise Records will reissue Blood Mountain, the 2006 Mastodon album, on solid yellow, and transparent green vinyl.

February 24 will have Friday Music reissuing Live Bootleg Series Volume 10 by Johnny Winter. The label also has 3+3 by The Isley Brothers expected, pressed on translucent blue 180g vinyl.

Isley Brothers 3+3