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Loreena McKennitt To Release New Album, Lost Souls

For decades, Loreena McKennitt has given to an audience of fans her lush and engaging lyrical songs with a Celtic flavor. As an accomplished musician and composer of extraordinary worth, Loreena McKennitt has given us a delightful library of  songs. Her last album was The Wind That Shakes The Barley, which was released in 2010. Now, eight years later, we’re being gifted with a new album, her first of original music since her 2006 album, An Ancient Muse.

On May 11, Quinlan Road will release the newest album by the artist, Lost Souls. This new album will feature nine new songs.

Lost Souls will be released on CD, DD, and 180g-weigh black vinyl LP.


TAPSheet: More Vinyl Titles Emerging – 05/17/2016

More and more desirable titles are emerging on vinyl LP these days. And they’re doing so at a faster clip. Here’s a brief list of upcoming LP reissues coming over the next month or so:

At Budokan: The Complete Concert by Cheap Trick album is actually already out there (due to Record Store Day), but Legacy will be re-releasing for mass consumption on June 10. It will be a 2LP set.

Cheap Trick The Complete Concert LP

Three vinyl LPs from the Peter Gabriel camp will be forthcoming on July 15. Those albums include So, US, and UP, all half-speed remasters, cut at 45RPM. All of the albums are multi-discs, with gatefold sleeves that have newly scanned artwork to brighten up the cover displays. Each album are offered individually, with options for bundles. The albums join Melt, Scratch, Car, and Security on the vinyl reissue availability platform. So will be released as a 2LP set, with US, and UP scheduled as 3LP sets. All of these are Limited Edition sets so do not delay if you want a copy!

Peter Gabriel So, UP, US LPs

Columbia Records have The Essential Bob Dylan on 2LP planned for June 10.

The Essential Bob Dylan 2LP

The RSD Edition of Smash Hits by The Jimi Hendrix Experience is being made widely available as a vinyl LP set on June 10 via Legacy Recordings. This set will feature the Old West alternate cover, and new remastering from the analog tapes.

Jimi Hendrix Experience Smash Hits LP

Rhino Records will reissue the Ramones‘s debut set on a 40th Anniversary 180g LP set (but included with 3CD in the title’s Deluxe Edition). The set is scheduled for July 29.Ramones Ramones

Epic Records have The North Corridor coming on vinyl LP from Chevelle. It’s scheduled for July 8.

Chevelle The North Corridor


XL Recordings (via Warner Brothers Music) will release the new album by Radiohead, A Moon-Shaped Pool. It will feature as a 180g-weight 2LP set with included download rights of the songs. It’s scheduled for June 17.

Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

Legacy Recordings will offer No Code with Pearl Jam on vinyl LP on August 5. The remastering was handled by Bob Ludwig.

Pearl Jam - No Code

Verve Records will reissue The Visit (1991) by Lorenna McKennitt on vinyl LP on June 24.

Loreena McKennitt The Visit

Green by R.E.M. have a vinyl LP reissue date of July 1 attached to it.

REM Green

Sugar Hill has the newest album by NYC’s Sarah Jarosz planned for June 17. The new album is called Undercurrent.

Sarah Jarosz - Undercurrent

And finally, Capitol Records will reissue Dreamboat Annie, the 1975 Mushroom Records debut by Heart. The re-release is planned for June 17.

Heart Dreamboat Annie

Honestly, I could go on and on…! But to keep your sanity…and mine, we’ll pause here.


Loreena McKennitt Retrospective, The Journey So Far, Expands To 4CDs For October

The Journey So Far - Loreena McKennittThe music of Loreena McKennitt has soothed many a soul with its calm Celtic style. And there have been few who can deliver it as it needs to be sung and played. Loreena McKennitt is a class performer of the genre.

Released in early 2014, a 2CD retrospective set call The Journey So Far was released with 21 representative tracks. The first CD with its twelve selections highlights her eight studio albums.  The second CD uses nine live performances to highlight her 2012 Midsummer Night’s European Tour.

On October 9, UMe and Quinlan Road (Quinlan Road is a label owned by McKennitt for the sole purpose of releasing her own albums.) will release a 4CD Collector’s Edition of the popular set. What will be on the additional two CDs is unknown as of yet. As soon as I am aware of the inclusions, I will be sure to update this page.

TAPSheet: Release Notes – 10/16/2014 (US Report)

The strangest set being prepped for distribution is the upcoming 4CD Box featuring Joni Mitchell. In this set, Joni Mitchell has arranged her classic tracks in a series of four ballets heard over the four CDs. Joni has purposefully aligned the tracks in such a way as to create art in its own way. I will admit to this being a different way to present original music, to take classic tracks, and make a story with them. The CDs are packaged into a book with lyrics, photos, six new paintings, and new notes by Joni Mitchell herself. All of the songs are newly remastered. However, looking at it however you wish, Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced, will be released on November 17 via Rhino Records. (Joni, how about a new album instead?)

Joni Mitchell Love Has Many Faces

The new Neil Young album, Storytone, will be released on November 4 on both CD, and 2CD Deluxe Editions. If you’re all about vinyl, then wait until December 16 to get a 2LP, 180g-weight vinyl set.

RCA Records will reissue Under The Table And Dreaming (1994) by Dave Matthews Band, planning for November 24.

4AD Records will release a Pixies collection, Doolittle 25: B-sides, Peel Sessions, and Demos, on both CD, and LP, on December 2.

Pixies Doolittle 25

Omnian Musc Group (OMG) will release CD and LP versions of In The Shower, by HOMESHAKE, planning for December 2.

RCA Records will issue a ‘best of’ for Gavin Degraw on Finest Hour: The Best Of Gavin Degraw, on October 21.

On November 17, Rhino will assemble the accumulated Warner Bros albums by Faces alumni, Rod Stewart, who had his own album to do. The set, The Studio Albums 1975-2001, will be a 14CD Box containing:

Atlantic Crossing (1975)
Night On The Town (1976)
Foot Loose & Fancy Free (1977)
Blondes Have More Fun (1978)
Foolish Behaviour (1980)
Tonight I’m Yours (1981)
Body Wishes (1983)
Camouflage (1984)
Every Beat Of My Heart (1986)
Out Of Order (1988)
Vagabond Heart (1991)
A Spanner In The Works (1995)
When We Were The New Boys (1998)
Human (2001)

Stewart Studio Albums 1975-2001

Does it make you happy?

New AC/DC music is slated for December 2 via Columbia Records. The new album is being called Rock Or Bust.

July A.D. will release their next album, Letting Go, on November 4.

Letting Go Cover

Nonesuch Records will release Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1994-2014, a 4CD, and, if desired, a 4LP, Box of 57 collected demos tracks, live tracks, and alternates from Wilco. the box will include a 64-page booklet with track by track recollections, notes, and photos. A sticker will be included in the package. The set is on the calendar for November 17.

Wilco Rare Tracks 1994-2014

Caroline Records will release the new one from Simple Minds on November 24. the new album is being called Big Music, and will be made available on standard single CD issue, vinyl LP, as well as a CD/DVD Deluxe Edition. Previews have the album in the same range as New Gold Dreams, and Sparkle In The Rain.

Simple Minds Big Music

A few LP releases to note here include No Mean City  (1978) by Nazareth, released by Plastic Head on November 17; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2008) by Loreena McKennitt, via Quinlan Road, released on November 24; and the 6LP vinyl box of 180g platters, Cream: 1966-1972, on schedule by Polydor Records for December 9.

Nazareth No Mean City

And finally, Columbia Records will release a 2DVD/3CD Box, Live In Berlin, featuring live Depeche Mode from their 2013 performance at O2 World Berlin. The Box will feature a lift box that will contain the five discs in their own mini-jacket sleeves as well as a 16-page booklet. The first DVD contains 21 performance tracks, with the second DVD containing the film, Alive In Berlin, along with fifteen interviews additions. The CDs will be full show audio from the show, with one of the CDs being the audio portion of the Alive In Berlin film. The BD set will add the 5.1 Surround audio and files for Delta Machine. That set is 2DVD/2CD/1BD.

Live In Berlin Depeche Mode