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Hot Tuna 9CD Replica Box Now Available

Hot Tuna BoxFor fans of the legendary spin-off band of Jefferson Airplane (that I thought was a superior band to JA), it’s nice to see that Hot Tuna still gets a deserved measure of respect.

Hot Tuna was formed by Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen as a respite from downtime with Jefferson Airplane. But the success of the band urged them forward to the tune of five studio albums (not counting those recorded after Hoppkorv (1976), but NOT discounting them either!), and their three live sets, including their debut self-titled album in 1970.

Currently available, there is a limited edition 9CD Box that contains the essential Hot Tuna issues through 1978’s Double Dose live set. All of the CDs are sleeved in Japanese-styled mini-LP cardboard papersleeve replicas. In addition, the Box will offer an exclusive bit of artwork on a 12″ by 24″ tour poster, and a 28-page LP-sized booklet with photos, new liner notes, memorabilia, and 12″ x 12″ original album art. The Box itself is an LP sized set.

The CD Vinyl Replica Collection will be limited to just 1000 numbered editions worldwide.

Hot Tuna CD Vinyl Replica Collection

Hot Tuna Poster

 

Latest Jorma Kaukonen Album, Ain’t In No Hurry, Gets LP Release In June

Jorma Kaukonen Ain't In No HurryJorma Kaukonen is best known as the guitarist for Jefferson Airplane during their long, long ago string of excellent albums that ended when the band members took decidedly different directions. Kaukonen teamed with his JA bandmate, bassist Jack Casady to start the bluesier Hot Tuna. Hot Tuna actually was a side-project formed during JA’s existence to allow the two to explore music quite different than what Jefferson Airplane were involved in. As it happened, Hot Tuna quickly found its own audience resulting in numerous best-selling albums.

Fast forwarding these many years later finds guitarist Jorma Kaukonen with his Fur Peace Ranch, where the legend offers guided guitar training. In 2011, Kaukonen and Casady recorded a new Hot Tuna album, Steady As She Goes. It slotted quite nicely with the classic albums of the band’s early years.

Over the years, Jorma Kaukonen has released blues albums, his last being River Of Time from 2009. Earlier this year, Jorma released his newest solo effort, Ain’t In No Hurry on CD and DD. The new album contains eleven tracks that include classics from the Americana songbook including a rare Woody Guthrie lyric set to new music by Jorma. In addition to the collection of covers, Jorma Kaukonen adds in a few originals to round out this set, including the acoustic closer song, “Seasons In The Field”. The album’s offerings are rich and fulfilling with its blues, country, highlighted by his inimitable guitar playing. Just listen to the album’s “Where There’s Two There’s Trouble”, sung with Teresa Williams. It’s pretty good, and shows off some fine blues guitar slide work.

On June 22, Kaukonen’s own Red House Records will release the LP version of Ain’t In No Hurry. The LP will offer download rights (on an enclosed card with unique code) to the album tracks.

Jorma Kaukonen has always been a treat to listen to. With this new album, Jorma continues to offer his best.

Ain’t In No Hurry on LP can be pre-ordered via his Fur Peace Ranch site here. CD can be acquired here.

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