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Little Richard Mono Box: Complete Specialty/Vee-Jay Albums In Vinyl

LittleRichard_MONOBOX_COVER_RGBWhat is Rock and Roll without the power and style of Little Richard?! That’s not even a question; that’s a statement. Since his arrival in the mid-’50s, Little Richard laid strong claim to a crown (not the whole bunch, but definitely one of them) of Rock and Roll. With his flamboyant presentation, and his unique blend of Gospel and the then style of Rock, Little Richard led teens out on to the dance floors with the music of “Tutti Frutti”. From there, he rose to a legend. Although he is 83 today, his music is timeless.

On July 15, Concord Records will release a 5LP Box of the important Vee-Jay and Specialty Records that he released between 1957 and 1964 (studio), and the 1965 ‘best of’ from Vee-Jay Records, His Greatest Hits. The entire set is remastered and will feature all of his Mono recordings for Specialty Records and Vee-Jay Records. The Box is a slip case housing all five of the LPs, which are in original jacket designs. Rounding out the Box, there is a 16-page booklet with new notes, and a whole bunch of classic photos.

The boxset is being called Mono Box: Complete Specialty/Vee-Jay Albums. While priced high, it is a collectible set that will grace your library beautifully. I’m fairly sure the the entire Box set will show up in CD form soon. Keep your eyes peeled if it’s CD you’re wanting.

The LPs in that box will be his three Specialty Records releases that include Here’s Little Richard (1957), Little Richard (1958), The Fabulous Little Richard (1959), and his two with Vee-Jay Records, Little Richard Is Back (And There’s A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On!) (1964), and Little Richard’s Greatest Hits (1965).

Little Richard Mono Box

 

Vinyl LP Sets From Allman Brothers Band, Diana Krall, Little Richard, Nina Simone

Mercury Records will be reissuing several classic  Allman Brothers Band titles on vinyl LP on July 22.

Those titles will include Enlightened Rogues (1979), Eat A Peach – 2LP (1972), The Allman Brothers Band – 2LP (1969), Live At Ludlow Garage 1970 -3LP (1990), Win, Lose Or Draw (1975), At Fillmore East – 2LP (1971), Idlewild South (1970), and Wipe The Windows, Check The Oil, Dollar Gas – 2LP (1976).

ABB At Fillmore East

Impulse! Records and Verve Records will be reissuing a wide range of Diana Krall titles on vinyl LP on July 15.

These reissued LP titles include All For You: A Dedication To The Nat King Cole Trio – 2LP (1996), When I Look In Your Eyes – 2LP (1999), The Look Of Love – 2LP (2001), From This Moment On – 2LP (2006), Live In Paris – 2LP (2002), Quiet Nights – 2LP (2009), The Girl In The Other Room – 2LP (2004), and Love Scenes – 2LP (1997).

Diana Krall Love Scenes

Fantasy Records will release a 5LP Box featuring Little Richard called Mono Box: The Complete Specialty And Vee-Jay Albums. It is on the calendar for July 15.

The LPs in that box will be his three Specialty Records releases that include Here’s Little Richard (1957), Little Richard (1958), The Fabulous Little Richard (1959), and his two with Vee-Jay Records, Little Richard Is Back (And There’s A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On!) (1964), and Little Richard’s Greatest Hits (1965).

We can expect Nina Simone: The Philips Years from Verve Records on July 15. It will provide seven vinyl LPs in a Box set. The titles include Nina Simone In Concert (1964), Broadway-Blues-Ballads (1964), I Put A Spell On You (1965), Sincerely Nina (1965), and Pastel Blues (1965).

Nina Simone The Philips Years

 

TAPSheet: Release Notes – 04/23/2015

There are a series of interesting things being released on both vinyl LP and CD, enough that they bear mentioning in a post.

On the LP side there will be:

Apple Records will release a John Lennon vinyl LP box that will include all eight albums. The entire collection has been remastered for vinyl and cut to 180-weight. All artwork will adhere to the original UK releases. The Box, Lennon, will release on June 9, with each album being made available individually on August 21.

Lennon Vinyl Box

 

Friday Music, who creates spectacular vinyl LP reissues, with plans for Limited Edition gatefold , 180g-weight gems for Hotcakes (1974) by Carly Simon, and the St Elmo’s Fire sounstrack (1985). Both are scheduled for June 23.

Carly Simon - Hotcakes

Also scheduled for June 23 is a reissued vinyl LP for Americana (1998) by The Offspring, coming via ORG Music.

Beggar’s Banquet will reissue The Fall titles on vinyl LP with This Nation’s Saving Grace (1985), The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall (1984), The Wonderful And Frightening Escape Route To The Fall, and Schtick – Yarbles Revisited. These titles are planned for June 16.

On June 16, Atlantic Records will re-release an LP edition of 4 by Foreigner.

Foreigner 4

Rhino and Parlophone will re-release two vinyl 180g LP sets for Beth Orton, of Comfort Of Strangers (2006), and Daybreakers (2002). these are on the calendar for June 9.

Also scheduled for June 9, via Friday Music, is a vinyl LP edition of Always On My Mind (1982) by Willie Nelson.

Reprise Records will re-release Crack The Skye (2009) by Mastodon, on Baby Blue colored vinyl. It is planned for June 2.

Mastodon Crack The Skye

Friday Music will reissue Two For The Show, the 1978 live set by Kansas scheduling for May 26.

Friday Music will revisit The Yes Album (1971) in a unique way that includes 180g vinyl in a 2LP box set with the album remixed to 45RPM. It’s planned for May 26. The label will also add Sweetnighter (1973) by Weather Report to the list of their titles coming back to LP, same date.

Also on May 26, Rhino Vinyl plans a 2LP Deluxe Edition of Tutu (1986) by Miles Davis.

Miles Davis Tutu

Rhino plans two LP re-releases on May 26, both for a-ha. The titles include Scoundrel Days (1986), and Hunting High and Low (1984). Hunting High And Low, of course, contained the band’s big hit, “Take On Me”.

Atlantic Records will re-release Loaded by The Velvet Underground on vinyl LP planning for My 26.

On May 19, Rhino will re-release This Is The Sea by The Waterboys on 180g-weight vinyl.

Waterboys This Is the Sea

Now…since you made it through the vinyl, here’s the CD pay-off for those that waited for it:

On May 26, Rhino and Parlophone will offer the Steven Wilson remix of Aqualung by Jethro Tull, on both a standard issue CD (all by its lonesome), and a vinyl LP edition.  Also planned for CD only release is the Steven Wilson remix of Benefit, by Jethro Tull.

Aqualung Jethro Tull

Fantasy Records will deliver a 3CD collection for Little Richard, highlighting Specialty Records, and Vee-Jay Records. The set is called Directly From My Heart: The Best Of The Specialty and Vee-Jay Years. It’s scheduled for My 26.