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Simple Dreams 40th Anniversary Linda Ronstadt Reissue

As anniversaries arrive (and sometimes – sadly – go past without a notice), there are sets that receive special attention. I don’t know what sets things into motion (boardroom meetings, artist requests, Excel spreadsheets and probability ratios), but it can be dismaying to watch a wealth of passing anniversaries go by without a whimper. Conversely, it’s refreshing and pleasant to find the ones that DO get recognized for their importance to the world of music. One of those is the highly successful Linda Ronstadt album, Simple Dreams.

Simple Dreams was released in 1977. Its 40th Anniversary reissue is no surprise. The songs on Simple Dreams – “It’s So Easy”, “Blue Bayou”, and an interesting version of The Stones’ “Tumbling Dice” –  will all be  newly remastered. The reissue will add in three bonus tracks that include live versions of songs from the album (“It’s So Easy”, “Blue Bayou”, “Poor, Poor Pitiful Me”).  The included booklet will add new insights of the album along with photos, and notes.

The 40th Anniversary Edition of Simple Dreams is scheduled for reissue on September 15 via Elektra Records (WBR). It will issue on CD, DD, and on 2LP.


TAPSheet: Release Notes – April 4, 2017

With a ton of things coming out, I thought it time for a broader TAPSheet edition, a rarity these days. It was once a concept that dominated my posts and actually was the basis for my first entry into the internet station in 2001. Hard to believe that MusicTAP has been around since 2001 but there you have it. In any case, here we go:

On June 16, Nonesuch Records plan the release of new Fleet Foxes music with the CD, DD. and vinyl LP issues of Crack-Up, the band’s third. This album will contain eleven new songs, one of which can be sampled at the pre-order point. The band will tour this album.

If you’re like me, labels can sometimes provide a hefty influence simply because of the music they support. We saw a lot of that in the ’80s, and ’90s, with labels like 4AD, whose concentrations were on a special kind of music style. One such label that I follow consistently is Dead Oceans. One of their artists, Kevin Morby, will have a new album on shelves on June 16. The album is called City Music. This is Morby’s fourth album. You may remember Kevin Morby from his previous band, the folk-like Woods. Woods still creates beautifully (so investigate them)!

The Secret Sisters can be likened a bit to First Aid Kit. Their brand of music is not too far removed. Not to mention their music and songs are mesmerizing. Currently, they have two albums out. Their last is Put Your Needle Down, released in 2014. I find that album to be excellent and quite listenable. On June 9, New West will release the next album, You Don’t Own Me Anymore.

Cigarettes After Sex is a sweet blend of smoky ambient music with dark lyrics, atmospheric guitars, and sexy whispering vocals. Their first album, the eponymous Cigarettes After Sex, will be on the calendar for June 9, CD, DD, and vinyl LP. For a real trip, listen (below) to their DARK cover of REO Speedwagon’s “Keep On Lovin’ You”. Not so sweet and Pop now, is it!

Omnivore Records will release a fifteen track retrospective of Robert Lamm of Chicago fame. With a strong collection of solo albums, this retrospective has plenty of sources to draw from. Several of the cool things to be found in this set are five live remixes that include a version of Chicago’s “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”, plus a previously unissued “Sunny”. The new set is called Time Chill: A Retrospective, and is scheduled for release on June 2.

Time/Life will release two Various Artists boxes on June 2. The first is The British Invasion, an 8CD/1DVD collection, and The Sock Hop Collection, an 8CD set. That’s a nice stream of music.

Atlantic Records will provide two format versions of their collected hits, 40 – (Hits From 40 Years 1977-2017) 2LP vinyl set for Foreigner. The set is planned for May 19 for the 2CD version, and June 2 for the 2LP vinyl set.

Real Gone Music has an expanded edition of Full Moon, the 1973 collaboration between Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge. This edition will supply six bonus tracks, one a Kris & Rita tune (“Hobo’s Lullaby”), and the rest, Rita Coolidge solo songs. Our dear friend, Joe Marchese supplies the essay within. It’s on the calendar for June 2.

Two Fleetwood Mac remasters will be delivered on vinyl LP on May 26. Those are Mirage, and Tango In The Night. Their CD counterparts are in release.

Varese Sarabande will release The Very Best Of The Beau Brummels: The Complete Singles on CD, with a release date set for May 19.

Varese Sarabande will also issue The Very Best of Peter Cetera on CD scheduled for May 19.

Geffen Records have HD digital coming for After The Rain by Nelson. The 2017 remaster will be issued as 96kHz/24-bit and 192 kHz/24-bit offerings. The release date for these is April 21.

Capitol Records will reissue We’re An American Band on vinyl LP with a release date of May 19 for the Grand Funk Railroad classic. the label also has vinyl LP scheduled for Heart Like A Wheel by Linda Ronstadt, and Get The Knack by The Knack.


TAPSheet: Release Notes – 08/04/2016

Our last all-inclusive (CD, DD, LP) TAPSheet was back in April. We did vinyl only TAPSheets in both May and June. But there has been now since then. I’ll fix that today with an all-inclusive one.

The Rhino issued The Singles that showcase the career of Phil Collins is currently scheduled to be issued on October 14 in 2CD and 4LP sets.

Phil Collins The Singles

Sire Records have the new Regina Spektor album, Remember Us To Life, planned for September 30. That album will be issued on CD, Deluxe CD, DD, and vinyl LP.

Regina Spektor Remember Us To Life

Mute Records have a 7″ vinyl picture disc coming for New Order of “People On The High Line“. It’s scheduled for release on September 30. this single comes from the band’s 2015 release, Music Complete.

Warner Music Nashville will celebrate 50 years of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with CD and CD/DVD configurations called Circlin’ Back – Celebrating 50 Years. These sets are on the calendar for September 30.

Nitty Grity Dirt Band Circlin Back

Reprise will re-release Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge, the 2004 sophomore set from My Chemical Romance. It’s a limited edition pink vinyl set. It’s scheduled for September 27.


Warner Bros has a Limited Edition Pink vinyl set of The Getaway by Red Hot Chili Peppers on the calendar for September 27.

Time/Life has a 6DVD package coming called Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever. The box will feature 14 hours of bonus features and a stuff booklet. It extends the 1983 airing of the concert significantly. It’s set for release on September 27.


Fantasy Records have a 6CD set coming on October 21 of Live At The Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings featuring the performances of Otis Redding.

Acoustic Sounds have 200g vinyl LP re-releases of The Sky Is Crying (1991), and In Step (by Stevie Ray Vaughan that is planned for September 23.

SRVtheskyiscrying  SRV In step

Edsel Records will release several STIFF Records releases of Wreckless Eric titles that include the self-titled 1978 debut, the 1978 follow-up of The Wonderful World of Wreckless Eric, and the compilation set, Big Smash (1980). All CDs will contain bonus tracks and are remastered. All Wreckless Eric sets are planned for September 9. They are exclusive UK releases.

Wreckless Eric  The Wonderful World Of Wreckless Eric

Wreckless Eric Big Smash

Razor & Tie will release Low Country by The Sword on September 23.

Columbia Records will release new Bruce Springsteen with Chapter And Verse, a companion to his upcoming autobiography. It will contain five previously unreleased song prior to his signing with Columbia Records. The new album is expected on September 23. CD, DD, LP.

Brue Springsteen Chapter And Verse

Nonesuch Records have a 4LP Box coming featuring Randy Newman called The Randy Newman Songbook.  This set includes the original two volumes with a 3rd newly released volume with sixteen additional songs and five bonus tracks.  It’s scheduled for September 23. The Randy Newman Songbook, Volume 3 will also be made available as standalone CD and DD sets, same dates.



Nonesuch Records also have the new album by Devendra Banhart, Ape In Pink Marble coming out on September 23. It will be available on CD, DD, and vinyl LP.

Devendra Banhart Ape In Pink Marble

Family Vineyard Music has an ‘under the radar’ collection of music from Dow Jones and The Industrials. This garage punk band from the late ’70s needed a better PR machine than they had but managed to craft a split LP and an EP before disappearing. If you were a fortunate person who knew of their existence (I had only heard them referenced), then this collected set might be for you. On September 16, the label will release a CD collection called Can’t Stand The Midwest: 1979-1981. It will assemble 29 newly remastered songs from the original analog tapes that include all of their recorded releases. There will also be nine unreleased studio tracks, and a handful of live performance tracks of unrecorded songs. The set includes a 12-page booklet with liner notes and photos. There will also be a 2LP set of the same that adds in a bonus DVD. For the one who wants them all, there will be a 2LP/CD/DVD set available.

Dow Jones And The Industrials Can't Stand The Midwest 1979-1981

ATO Records have the new American Band by Drive By Truckers planned for September 30. CD, DD, LP.

Drive By Truckers American Band

Rhino Records will re-release the Madonna album, Something To Remember (1995), on vinyl LP scheduled for September 13.


Matador Records will re-release Under The Bushes Under The Stars, the 1995 Guided By Voices album (and their last with the original line-up) that featured 24 songs. The album is being released on 2LP vinyl on September 9.

GBV Under The Bushes Under The Stars

Rhino Records will release a 3CD Deluxe Edition of The Complete Trio Collection that features Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou Harris. This collection will feature twenty bonus tracks that include alternate takes and mixes, previously unreleased outtakes, and a lead and solo change from the original released song. This set is on the calendar for September 9.

The TRio Collection

Rhino Records and Slash Records will release a 2CD 2016 remaster of King For A Day…Fool For A Lifetime, the 1995 fifth album by Faith No More. The new reissue will feature an expanded booklet with new liner notes, and eight bonus tracks. There will also be a separately available 2LP remastered reissue of the album for the vinyl LP fan. Those are coming out on September 9.

FNM King For A Day

Concord Records will release Rich Man by Doyle Bramhall II on September 30. CD, DD, vinyl LP.

Rich Man - Doyle Bramhall II

The Bicycle Music Club will release a 4LP Vinyl box Set for Social Distortion on September 30.

On September 30, A&M Records will re-release the Sting catalog on vinyl LP. Those include The Soul Cages, The Dream Of The Blue Turtles, Sacred Love, Ten Summoner’s Tales, Brand New Day, Mercury Falling, …Nothing Like The Sun.

Sting The Dream Of The Blue Turtles


2CD Just One Look: The Very Best Of Linda Ronstadt Planned For August

Linda Ronstadt Just One LookLinda Ronstadt has had a remarkable career in Rock and Roll, if only for a short time.  She began with a stint with Stone Poneys, and surfaced brighty with the band’s “Different Drum”. By 1969, she was in a solo career in Country music. In 1973, she left Capitol Records and signed with Asylum. From there, it was a rise that began with her 1974 Number One album buoyed by “You’re No Good”. That song broke her into mainstream radio. Afterwards, she would chart a series of successful albums, generating a large batch of hits, many of which arrived within a three year period.

Linda Ronstadt remained successful in several styles of pursued music throughout her long career. But if you ask anyone, it’s generally the nice batch of tracks that occurred between 1974 and 1978 that most will recount effortlessly.

On August 21, Elektra and Asylum will provide an in depth review of her music in a 2CD collection called Just One Look: The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt. This new set will feature 30 tracks, all newly remastered for this collection.

01. Different Drum
02. Love Has No Pride
03. Desperado
04. Willin’
05. I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You)
06. You’re No Good
07. Tracks Of My Tears
08. Heat Wave
09. Someone To Lay Down Beside Me
10. Crazy
11. Blue Bayou
12. Poor Poor Pitiful Me
13. It’s So Easy
14. Tumbling Dice
15. I Never Will Marry

01. Just One Look
02. How Do I Make You
03. Hurt So Bad
04. I Can’t Let Go
05. Get Closer
06. I Knew You When
07. Sometimes You Just Can’t Win
08. Lies
09. Tell Him
10. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby (with Aaron Neville)
11. Don’t Know Much (feat. Aaron Neville)
12. Winter Light
13. A River For Him
14. Heartbeats Accelerating
15. Anyone Who Had A Heart

TAPSheet: Release Notes – 02/24/2015

Cleopatra Records will release an unreleased live set featuring the classic band, Renaissance. This show, being issued as Academy Of Music 1974 is a show from a stand in the theater in New York. This 2CD set is on the calendar for March 31.

Renaissance Academy Of Music 1974

Capitol Records promises the new Brian Wilson album, No Pier Pressure, on April 7. The album is also planned for Deluxe Edition CD, vinyl LP, and DD.

Sanctuary Records will release Live in ’99, a live set featuring George Thorogood & The Destroyers. It’s set for CD, DD release on April 21.

Nuclear Blast USA plan the release of the latest Nightwish album, Endless Forms Most Beautiful, on March 31, the issues will be CD, DD, and vinyl LP.

Nightwish Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Watch for a 2CD set featuring Bing Crosby, and Rosemary Clooney, on April 9. The set is called Bing & Rosie: The Crosby – Clooney Radio Sessions.


J&R Adventures plan the 2CD release of Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks. This live set features Joe Bonamassa playing tribute to the music of Muddy Waters. It’s planned on CD, DD, and Blu-ray video.

Joe Bonamassa Muddy wolf At Red Rocks

Atlantic Records will release new Death Cab for Cutie on March 31 with the issue of Kintsugi. It is planned for CD, DD, vinyl LP, and Cassette (yes, cassette).

Geffen Records will release a remastered vinyl LP edition of Who’s Next by The Who, planned for March 24.

The Who Who's Next

Entertainment One has a new album coming from Richie Furay, called Hand In Hand. It is scheduled for release on March 31.

Richie Furay Hand In Hand

Blow Up The Moon is the latest by Blues Traveler. This collaborative set features the band with a wide range of artists and a wider ranger of musical styles that includes Hip Hop. It is set for release on April 7 via Loud & Proud Records.

Audio Fidelity expands their SACD multi-channel offerings with the 5.1 Surround SACD reissue of Homecoming by America, as well as a 4-channel Quad Surround SACD of Open Our Eyes by Earth, Wind & Fire. Both SACDs do not have a current release date. Also planned by the label is a 180g vinyl LP reissue of Virgin Killer from Scorpions.


Sire Records plan the release of After It All, the new album from Delta Rae. It’s planned for April 7. I’m COMPLETELY anxious for this one.

Delta Rae After It All

Merge Records have the latest Mountain Goats album, Beat The Champ, out on April 7.

Cleopatra Records will release Retro Rocket by legendary guitarist, Pat Travers, on March 17. Cleopatra Records also have a live set coming on the same March 17 date featuring Santana. The album is being called 1968 San Francisco, and will feature eight live tracks.

Parlophone Records will release Saturns Pattern, a new album by legend The Jam/Style Council/Solo performer, Paul Weller. It’s scheduled for May 12.

Paul Weller Saturns Pattern

Video Music will release a CD version of Sausalito ’73, a live set featuring Linda Ronstadt. It is set for release on April 7.

Steamhammer SPV will release the new UFO album, their first in…well, forever. UFO is currently original members Phil Mogg, Paul Raymond, and Andy Parker, with two newer additions. The new album is called A Conspiracy Of Stars, and will be released in several styles and formats that include CD (both digi-pak and jewel case, with the digi-pak CD adding in a bonus track, “King Of The Hill”), and 180g 2LP (also with bonus track), and blue-colored vinyl. The new album is already available in Japan, Scandanavia (Feb 18), Germany (Feb 20), Europe/UK (February 23), and is set for US/Canada release on March 3.

UFO A Conspiracy Of Stars

UFO Conspiracy Of Stars Product shot

Idlewild Records is releasing the culmination of weekly single releases by They Might Be Giants in a set being called Glean. This collection of NEW music is being released on CD, and vinyl LP.

And finally, Rhino Records will release a 2CD collection set featuring the music of George Benson. The set is being called The Ultimate Collection, and is planned for release on April 21.


Poll: Best Female Artists of This Time Worthy Of Remembrance

Florence WelchPoll time again!

We have so many female artists that have legitimately gained our love and respect. A look through the ’60s, we have Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Laura Nyro, Barbra Streisand, while the ’70s plump up with even more.  For the ’70s, there are Carly Simon, Bette Midler, Helen Reddy, Karen Carpenter, Linda Ronstadt, Carole King, Patti Smith, and a whole bunch more.  The ’80s delivered Kate Bush, Pat Benatar, Stevie Nicks, to name a few. Even the ’90s had a few icons. Those were Toni Childs, Fiona Apple, Alanis Morrissette, Sarah Maclachlan, and a few others. The interesting thing is that the ’90s produced female artists that are not as memorable as the previous decades (for many).

My poll question is this? Which female artists of the current generation, or since 2000, should be remembered as being extraordinary for their time. I have a few.

My list includes Florence Welch, Lykke Li, St. Vincent (Annie Clark), and Amy Winehouse and Adele (for different reasons). If we forego the usual Pop icons ( I have), we can safely eliminate artists like Katy Perry, Lady GaGa, Britney Spears, and others of their kind.

So, what are your choices of era 2000- now artists that should be remembered decades from now?

Lykke Li

TAPSheet: Vinyl LP Reissues By The Truckload

Whether you like it or not (and I know some of you), vinyl has made an interesting resurgence against digital downloads, and the CD. And while the purpose of this post is not to debate the quality issues, availability, or even viability, I think it fascinating that it has come back from virtually being eliminated from the marketplace. Nevertheless, as noted, we’re here for a different purpose, the releases of some vinyl titles.

Rhino and Parlophone will be reissuing More Specials (1980) from The Specials on June 10. This edition will come complete with a bonus 7″ single. The LP is going to be 180g weight press.

The Specials More Specials

On June 17, Rhino/Parlophone will press The Specials live set, Live At The Moonlight Club (1997).

Elektra Records will release studio catalog of Kyuss titles on vinyl LP that include Wretch (1991) on 2LP, Welcome To the Sky Valley (1994), Blues From The Red Sun (1992), and the swansong album, …And The Circus Leaves Town (1995). All Kyuss titles are slated for July 22.

Warner Brothers have Trio, the 1987 album featuring Dolly Parton, Emmlou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt, on the calendar for June 10. The set is pressed on 180g vinyl.

One of my favorites, Snakes And Ladders: The Best Of Faces (1976), will be released as a Limited Edition 180g vinyl LP, slated for June 17.


Also on June 17, and also from Friday Music, will be a 180g vinyl press of The Best Of Kansas (1984).

Rhino/Parlophone will re-release a 180g vinyl cut of This Was (1968) by Jethro Tull, as well as a 180g press of The Waterboys (1983), the fine debut album from The Waterboys.

Scheduling for June 24, Friday Music have several heavy hitters planned for 180g vinyl, which includes Aretha’s Gold (1969) featuring Aretha Franklin, Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School (1980) by Warren Zevon, Elvis’ Gold Records, Volume 5 (1984), Hey Stoopid (1991) by Alice Cooper,  and Chicago VII (1974) from Chicago.

Zevon Bad Luck Streak

Duotone Music will re-release Wildwood Flower from June Carter Cash on June 24.

Original Recordings Group will re-release Johnny Cash With His Hot And Blue Guitar (1957) on LP on July 8.

Original Recording Group will re-release Tapestry from Carole King on vinyl LP, with a release date of June 24.

On July 1, XL Records will re-release Their Law: The Singles 1990-2005, the 2005 ‘best of’ from The Prodigy on vinyl LP.

Rhino Records plan the vinyl LP re-release of the Buckingham/Nicks era- Fleetwood Mac ‘best of’, Greatest Hits (1988) for June 24.

FleetwoodMac Greatest Hits

Epitaph Records will reissue Pennywise, the 1991 debut from Pennywise, on purple vinyl, planning the release for June 30.

Reprise Records have the 2LP disco classic, Saturday Night Fever, featuring The Bee Gees, scheduled for 180g vinyl on June 24.

And I’ve barely touched on this.

TAPSheet: Release Notes – 02/24/2014 (US Report)

Keep a watch on this page (and other fine sites) for the details on the upcoming reissue of Delicate Sound Of Thunder, the 1988 live set from Pink Floyd.  This set is scheduled for April 29.


Virgin Records have a new Adelitas Way album on the calendar for June 24.

New West Records will release new music from Rodney Crowell called Tarpaper Sky, scheduled for CD, DD, and vinyl LP on April 15.

RodneyCrowellTarpaper Sky

Mercury Records plan the release of a ReDISCovered LP Box for Rush April 15.

White Hinterland, who has left me in awe after their “Icarus” track, will be releasing the new album, Baby, on April 1 via Dead Oceans Records, a label I respect a lot.


Elektra plans the release of Duets featuring Linda Ronstadt, on April 8.

Life Journey from Leon Russell is slated for an April 1 release via UMe.

Leon Russell Life Journey

Mute Records will release You And The Night (Original Soundtrack) from M83, scheduled for CD and LP on April 1.


Rhino Records will issue an 8CD Box of Black Sabbath classics called The Complete Albums 1970-1978 on April 15.

BlackSabbath Complete

Epic Records have La Gargola coming from Chevelle on April 1.

On April 1, Polydor will reissue a 3CD Deluxe Edition of ABBA Gold.


Washington Square Records promises the release of Teeth Dreams, the new album from The Hold Steady, with a scheduled date of March 25.


Real Gone Music, in addition to the many fine collections arriving from the label, have Beg, Borrow & Steal – The Complete Cameo Recordings featuring The Ohio Express arriving on April 1.


Warner Brothers have the 4CD Rod Stewart Live Box promised so many months ago on the calendar for March 18.  The set is called Live 1976-1998 and features 56 unreleased live selections.

Frontiers Records will release Better Days Comin’ from Winger, scheduling for April 22.

Rounder Records have Carter Girl from Carlene Carter slated for April 8.  Carter Girl is her first album of new songs in more than a decade.