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A Tsunami Of Vinyl (Pink Floyd, Prince, Madonna, John Denver, Radiohead, ELO, David Bowie, And More)

There’s a literal vinyl flood coming. Some titles are near essentials. Of the top arriving LPs on the calendar, my first choice are the staggered releases of the Pink Floyd catalog. For others, it might be the Prince titles (of which are also being visited by another old media friend, cassette). But tbose aren’t the only titles being re-manufactured for fans.

The Pink Floyd titles will be reissued in remastered state. They will be pressed upon 180g-weight vinyl. Otherwise, according to the band’s PR, they will appear exactly as they were originally issued. The first sets arrive on June 3, and will include Pink Floyd’s first four albums (The Piper At the Gates Of Dawn – 1967, A Saucerful Of Secrets – 1968, More – 1969, Ummagumma (2LP) – 1969).

Pink Floyd - Ummagumma

Throughout the year, the others will find release dates (that we’ll keep you up on). The remaining titles include Atom Heart Mother (1970), Meddle (1971), Obscured By Clouds (1972), The Dark Side Of The Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977), The Wall (1979), The Final Cut (1983), A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (1987), and The Division Bell (1994).

All Pink Floyd albums will be released by Pink Floyd Records via the distribution of Sony in the US, and Warner Bros in the UK. Sony will handle the remaining markets.

The Prince sets will include many of his catalog titles. The first was For You (1978), which was released on April 26, and Prince (1979) released on May 3. Coming up will be Around the World In A Day (1985), planned for July 5, Parade (Under A Cherry Moon) (1986) on July 19, Sign ‘O The Times (1987) on August 23, The Black Album (1994) planned for September 20, Batman (1989), and Lovesexy (1988), are scheduled for October 18, Diamonds and Pearls (1991), and Music From Graffiti Bridge (1990) will street on November 22, with Come (1994), and Love Symbol (1992), both set for December 13.

Prince Sign O The Times   Prince Batman   Prince The Black Album

In addition, cassette versions of albums will be hitting the marketplace as well. Of those, you can plan on Controversy (1981), Dirty Mind (1980),  Prince (1979), and Purple Rain (1984), all on June 24.

Prince Controversy   Prince Dirty Mind

As if those weren’t enough vinyl LPs for you, there are more on the way of other artists. Those include two Madonna re-releases from Rhino Records of Madonna (1983), and Like A Virgin (1984). Both are pressed on 180g-weight vinyl. These are planned for June 21.

Madonna Madonna   Madonna Like A Virgin

Coming quickly are vinyl LP reissues of the Radiohead catalog in advance of the physical release of their latest album. On May 20, XL Recordings will release The Bends (1995), Pablo Honey (1993), Kid A (2000), In Rainbows (2007), Hail To The Thief (2003), OK Computer (1997), Amnesiac (2001), The King Of Limbs (2011), and I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings (2001). Kid A, and Amnesiac will be issued on 10″ vinyl to replicate their special edition releases. All titles will be pressed on 180g-weight vinyl.

Radiohead Kid A

On June 24, watch for three collectible 180g-weight color vinyl editions of John Denver titles, which will include Rocky Mountain High (1972) pressed on clear BLUE splatter vinyl, Poems, Prayers & Promises (1971) pressed on RCA ORANGE vinyl, and Back Home Again (1974) pressed on GOLD vinyl. All sets are limited edition releases. These editions are all remastered and will be delivered via Night Fever Music.

John Denver Rocky Mountain High   John Denver Poems Prayers and Promises   John Denver Back Home Again

On June 24, Rhino will reissue Feats Don’t Fail Me Now, the 1974 Little Feat classic, on 180g-weight black vinyl.

Little Feat Feats Don't Fail Me Now

Atlantic Records will reissue the classic 1971 final MC5 album, High Time, on 180g-weight vinyl LP with a scheduled date of July 11.

MC5 High Time

Interscope will now make the successful 1996 multi-platinum The Wallflowers set, Bringing Down The Horse, available for the first time on vinyl LP. This 2LP set enters the market on May 13.

The Wallflowers Bring Down The Horse

Parlophone and Rhino Records will reissue Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, the 2LP OMP Soundtrack, on 180g-weight black vinyl. It will be joined by Live Santa Monica ’72, a 2LP vinyl set. It is a break out reissue from the David Bowie Five Years (1969-1973) Box. It is scheduled for June 17.

David Bowie Live Santa Monica 72   Ziggy Stardust OMPS

And finally, Epic Records and Legacy Recordings will reissue a large slate of Electric Light Orchestra titles on vinyl over several dates. Those will include A New World Record (1976), Eldorado (1974), Out Of The Blue (1977), all scheduled for May 27. There are two more planned for June 24 that include Face The Music (1975), and Time (1981). All of these titles are pressed on 180g-weight vinyl. Time, and Face The Music will be pressed on clear vinyl. All titles are limited edition re-releases.

ELO Eldorado   ELO Face The Music   ELO Out Of The Blue

[Note: The Angelo Badalamenti-composed soundtrack to Twin Peaks is planned to finally get it’s rumored released on vinyl during August of 2016.]


TAPSheet: Release Notes – 02/11/2015 (US Report)

Columbia Records, with Legacy Recordings, will release several Essential series titles that will include sets for Coheed And Cambria (26 tracks), Rob Halford (30 tracks), and Judas Priest (34 tracks). All three 2CD sets are planned for March 31.

Essential Judas Priest  Essential Rob Halford   Essential Coheed And Cambria

Curb Records will release the new Hank Williams III album, Take As Needed For Pain, on April 14. This set will be issued on CD, and Gold-colored vinyl LP.

Hank Williams III Take As Needed For Pain

RCA Records will release four 5 Original Album Classic series titles for John Denver, Paul Simon, Kansas, and for Janis Joplin, with 5 CDs containing 65 songs for the John Denver set, 72 songs for the Paul Simon set, 49 tunes for the Kansas collection, and 49 tracks for the Janis Joplin set. They’re all scheduled for March 24.

Merge Records will release The Champ by The Mountain Goats planned for April 7 on CD, DD, and vinyl LP.

Warner Brothers will release Second Hand Heart by Dwight Yoakam on April 14.

Dwight Yoakam Second Hand Heart

XL Records have Von from Sigur Ros planned for release on March 31.

Epic Records will release Strangers To Ourselves, the new album by Modest Mouse, on March 17. the new album will be available on CD, DD, and vinyl LP.


Real Gone Music has slated two new Dick’s Picks titles from the live vaults featuring The Grateful Dead. These two titles are Dick’s Picks Volume 9: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY  9/16/90, and Dick’s Picks Volume 11: Stanley Theatre, Jersey City, NJ 9/27/72. these two volumes are planned for March 31.

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Legacy Recordings have The Centennial Collection featuring Billie Holiday on the calendar for March 31. It will offer 20 tracks from the Holiday catalog, with some tracks from her 78RPM singles.

Provogue/Mascot Records have Into The Sun by Robben Ford arriving on March 31, CD and LP.

Legacy Recordings plan a new album by Steve Vai for April 7. The album is called Stillness In Motion.

Fans of The Sound Of Music will be pleased to note that Legacy Recordings have a 50th Anniversary Legacy Edition planned for March 10. The Legacy CD will contain the original soundtrack score and expand on that with additional pieces.

Sound Of Music Score 50th Anniversary Legacy Edition


Rhino Records will release several Pogues titles on vinyl LP, 180g style! The titles are Red Roses For Me, Poguetry In Motion, Peace And Love, and Hell’s Ditch. These sets are expected on March 17.

Ringo Starr will release his next studio effort, Postcards From Paradise, on March 31. the new album will be presented on CD, DD, and vinyl LP.

Ringo Postcards From Paradise

Overcoat Records will release a new Glen Hansard album, It Was Triumph We Once Proposed…Songs Of Jason Molina, on March 17.



Some New Complete Collections Coming In November (John Denver, Johnny Mathis, Simon & Garfunkel)

Legacy Recordings have been quite busy in prepping for this upcoming holiday sessions (so have retailers, but that’s something else altogether!) In the ripples that follows the upcoming Ronnie Milsap, and Henry Mancini collections, there have been three more in announcement, all scheduled to meet the holiday shopping period head on. But they’re good ones.

There are now three more sets that will include Johnny Mathis, Simon And Garfunkel, John Denver.

For Johnny Mathis, there will be a 13CD Box named The Complete Global Albums Collection. That set will gather together all his Global/Mercury albums issues, ten in all (see list below). In addition, the set will add in Broadway, a “lost” set of previously unreleased covers of Broadway tunes, recorded between 1964-1965. For more bang, there will be a 2CD collection of non-album singles and previously unreleased songs on a set referred to as The Global Singles and Unreleased. The booklet will be filled with goodies as well. All of the music has been digitally remastered for this set.

Johnny Mathis Box

The Complete Global Albums Collection will be released on November 17.


01. The Sounds Of Christmas (1963)
02. Tender Is The Night (1964)
03. The Wonderful World Of Make-Believe (1964)
04. This Is Love (1964)
05. Olé (1965)
06. Love Is Everything (1965)
07. The Sweetheart Tree (international edition, aka Away From Home, 1965)
08. The Shadow Of Your Smile (1966)
09. So Nice (1966)
10. Johnny Mathis Sings (1967)
11. Broadway (previously unreleased “lost” album of show tunes, recorded 1964-1965)
12. The Global Singles and Unreleased (2 CDs, non-album singles and unreleased songs)

On November 4, Legacy Recordings will issue a 4CD anthology featuring John Denver and his timeless collection of songs. All Of My Memories: The John Denver Collection will gather together 90 tracks, some of them alternates, some live tracks, and some previously unreleased tunes. John Denver left behind a serious string of songs and hits that resonate to this day.

The new Box will add in a 32-page booklet, with an extensive essay included. Of course, there will be pictures, etc.

John Denver All Of My Memories

1. The Road (previously unreleased Capitol Records demo)
2. Far Side Of The Hill (previously unreleased Capitol Records demo)
3. The Wagoner Lad
4. Darcy Farrow
5. Babe, I Hate To Go
6. For Bobbi The Mitchell Trio
7. The 68 Nixon (This Year s Model) Denver, Boise & Johnson
8. Take Me To Tomorrow Denver, Boise & Johnson
9. Rhymes And Reasons (previously unissued Reprise Records recording)
10. Circus
11. Catch Another Butterfly
12. Daydream
13. Leaving On A Jet Plane
14. Isabel
15. Anthem Revelation
16. Aspenglow
17. The Game Is Over
18. My Sweet Lady
19. Around And Around
20. Take Me Home, Country Roads
21. I Guess He d Rather Be In Colorado
22. All Of My Memories
23. Sunshine On My Shoulders
24. Friends With You
25. Everyday
26. Blow Up Your TV (Spanish Pipe Dream)
27. Grizzly Bear Song (promotional radio track)

1. Rocky Mountain High
2. Starwood in Aspen
3. For Baby (For Bobbie)
4. Goodbye Again
5. Prisoners
6. The Eagle And The Hawk
7. Rocky Mountain Suite (Cold Nights In Canada)
8. Berkeley Woman
9. I d Rather Be A Cowboy
10. Back Home Again
11. Thank God I m A Country Boy (live)
12. Grandma s Feather Bed (live)
13. Matthew
14. Annie s Song
15. Follow Me
16. Looking For Space
17. Sweet Surrender
18. Windsong
19. Eclipse
20. Poems, Prayers And Promises
21. This Old Guitar (promotional radio track)

1. Farewell Andromeda (Welcome To My Morning)
2. Calypso
3. Spirit (live previously unissued)
4. Fly Away
5. I m Sorry
6. Like A Sad Song
7. Come And Let Me Look In Your Eyes
8. Baby, You Look Good To Me Tonight
9. It Makes Me Giggle
10. Eli s Song (previously unissued alternate take)
11. It Amazes Me
12. I Want To Live
13. In My Heart
14. How Can I Leave You Again
15. It s A Sin To Tell A Lie (previously unissued version)
16. Druthers
17. Bet On The Blues
18. Downhill Stuff
19. Sweet Melinda
20. The Wrangell Mountain Song
21. Autograph
22. Durango Mountain Caballero
23. The Wings That Fly Us Home

1. Some Days Are Diamonds (Some Days Are Stone)
2. Dreamland Express
3. Love Again John Denver & Sylvie Vartan
4. Opposite Tables
5. Flying For Me
6. Perhaps Love Placido Domingo & John Denver
7. Shanghai Breezes
8. The Flower That Shattered The Stone
9. Let Us Begin (What Are We Making Weapons For)
10. Love Is The Master
11. Wild Montana Skies John Denver & Emmylou Harris
12. Boy From The Country (live)
13. Whispering Jesse
14. Eagles and Horses (live)
15. And So It Goes John Denver & The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
16. The Foxfire Suite: Spring Is Alive/You Are/Whisper The Wind/Spring Is Alive (reprise)
17. Tenderly Calling
18. On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe
19. Medley: Tumbling Tumbleweeds/Happy Trails John Denver & Miss Piggy

And finally, watch for The Complete Albums Collection for Simon And Garfunkel, a 12CD Box slated for November 18. There is absolutely no info surrounding this albums collection, no cover art. nothing. However, it is coming. I will update this as more information becomes available.