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Laurie Anderson, Kronos Quartet Create New Album, Landfall

Here’s a piece of news that lovers of Laurie Anderson, and Kronos Quartet will love: They collaborate and we’re going to get that album in 2018.

As many of you know, Laurie Anderson first caught our attention with her entertaining “O Superman” tune way way back in 1982 on Big Science, made even better on long play 12″. As she progressed, her albums became more magnificent, although, admittedly for avant garde taste. But if you adventured into that realm, there was little she couldn’t do. (Case in point: The Ugly One With The Jewels, a sparkling spoken word album as eerie as it could be!)

And then, there the Kronos Quartet. A string quartet from San Francisco, they have given the world plenty of beautiful compositions and film scores including Philip Glass’ Dracula score to the 1931 Browning classic. With a wide range of strong works (like the extraordinary Howl, USA from 1996), the Kronos Quartet has rarely disappointed, if ever.

On February 16, Nonesuch will release Landfall, an extended set featuring both talents! The new album is planned for CD, DD, and vinyl 2LP. You can hear the first promo single below: “We Have Yet To Speak Another Language”, which is downloadable right now, or easily streamed (hear below):

 

 

TAPSheet: Release Notes – 09/28/15

Rhino and Parlophone Records will release a massive 20CD Edith Piaf Box along with a 10″ vinyl issue on November 24. The box will be called Intégrale 2015.

Rhino Records will re-release Solid Gold, the 1981 classic by Gang Of Four, on 180g-weight vinyl LP, scheduling for October 27.

Gang Of Four Solid Gold

Jeff Lynne will release a new version of ELO called Jeff Lynne’s ELO on November 13 via Columbia Records. The new solo effort will be called Alone In The Universe. This album will pre-release “When I Was A Boy”, instantly downloadable on Friday (September 25) with the pre-order (should you order). You can hear the song in the YouTube embed below the cover shot of the new album.

Jeff Lynnes ELO Alone In the Universe

Herb Alpert Presents will be re-releasing Whipped Cream & Other Delights by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass on CD and 180g-weight vinyl LP. The calendar is check-marked for November 20 for both configurations.

Nettwerk Records will be re-releasing Karma, the 1997 album by the band Delerium, on vinyl LP. This collectible will be reissued on Coke Bottle Green vinyl, issued as a 2LP set. A download rights card will be included with the set.

Atlantic Records will release two Rush titles on vinyl LP that include Counterparts (2LP), and Test for Echo (2LP), both scheduled for November 6. The label will re-release Presto, and Roll The Bones, both earlier on October 23.

Parlophone and Rhino will re-release three Duran Duran titles on vinyl LPs. Those will include Seven And The Ragged Tiger (2LP), Notorious (2LP), Big Thing (2LP). All sets are pressed on 180g-weight vinyl.

Columbia Records will release a Dave Gahan & Soulsavers set, Angels & Ghosts, on October 23. The album will be issued on CD and LP. (Dave Gahan comes from Depeche Mode.)

Dave Gahan & Soulsavers Angels & Ghosts

Laurie Anderson will release her new album, Heart Of A Dog, via Nonesuch Records on October 23. This album features music from her directed film, Heart Of A Dog, which documents the life of her Rat Terrier, Lolabelle. The film will have a limited theatrical release but will air nationally on HBO in 2016. The film will offer more than just the dog with a variety of musings by Ms Anderson. (If you’ve heard The Ugly One With The Jewels On, then you will know how compelling she can be!)

Caroline Records will release a new Squeeze album, Cradle To The Grave, on November 13.

ATO Records will release a CD/DVD-Audio set with 5.1 Surround of a Primus album, Primus & The Chocolate Factory With the Fungi Ensemble. It is on the calendar for November 20.

United Family Music will release a 2CD High Standards & Greatest Hits featuring the music of Kottonmouth Kings. It is planned for November 20.

Legacy will offer a rearranged and updated 2CD edition of The Essential Bruce Springsteen with a different track list from the 2003 set (See list below). It’s set for October 16.

CD1:

1. Growin’ Up (Album Version)
2. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
3. 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
4. Thunder Road (Album Version)
5. Born to Run
6. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (Album Version)
7. Badlands (2010 Remastered Version)
8. The Promised Land (2010 Remastered Version)
9. Prove It All Night (2010 Remastered Version)
10. The River (Album Version)
11. Hungry Heart (Album Version)
12. The Ties That Bind (Album Version)
13. Out In the Street
14. Atlantic City (Album Version)
15. Johnny 99 (Album Version)
16. Glory Days (Album Version)
17. Born In the U.S.A.
18. Dancing In the Dark

CD2:

1. Tougher Than the Rest
2. Brilliant Disguise (Album Version)
3. One Step Up (Album Version)
4. Human Touch (Album Version)
5. Better Days
6. If I Should Fall Behind (Album Version)
7. Streets of Philadelphia
8. Murder Incorporated (Album Version)
9. The Ghost of Tom Joad (Album Version)
10. The Rising
11. Lonesome Day (Album Version)
12. Devils & Dust
13. Long Time Comin’ (Album Version)
14. Radio Nowhere (Album Version)
15. Working On a Dream
16. My Lucky Day
17. The Wrestler
18. We Take Care of Our Own
19. Hunter of Invisible Game

Essential Bruce Springsteen

Friday Music will remaster the 1988 Other Roads album by Boz Scaggs for release on January 8, 2016.

Boz Scaggs Other Roads

And in case you haven’t seen it, the new Zombies album (with Rod Argent and Colin Blumstone), will be released on October 9 via The End Records. The new album is called Still Got That Hunger. The pre-release single, “I Want You Back Again” can be heard here.

Zombies Still Got that Hunger