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New Moby Album For 2018, Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt

I’ll admit to first hearing Moby from his Play album, the one with “Natural Blues”.  18 took me a while to get into but I eventually did. Since, I’ve been a Moby fan, I haven’t always gotten into some of his music, but he’s definitely worth listening to. But that Play album! I STILL listen to that one.

On March 2 of 2018, Mute Records will release his next set. With a line taken from Kurt Vonnegut, the Moby album is being called Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt. The new album contains twelve tracks.

Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt will be released on CD, DD, and vinyl LP.



New Moby Album, More Fast Songs About The Apocalypse, In June

A Moby album is always cause for excitement. Since his first highly accepted album, Play, which was released back in 1999, and sold in excess of 2.7 million copies in just the US alone, his albums have been mostly charting works. Before Play, he released four albums, and after Play, he issued eight full length sets. Only 18 (2002), Hotel (2005), Last Night (2008), and Wait For Me (2009) charted significantly.

With a refreshed zeal, Moby issued his first titled Void Pacific Choir album, These Systems Are Failing (2016). He plans to follow that album up with his latest set (also titled as a Void Pacific Choir release), More Fast Songs About The Apocalypse.

Planned for June 16, More Fast Songs About The Apocalypse will feature nine new tracks. It’s planned for CD, DD, and a Special Edition Orange vinyl LP, all via Mute Records.

TAPSheet: Release Notes – 02/16/2016

Friday Music has a few Deluxe Editions planned for classic albums by important albums, released on several dates. They are as follows:

  • Moments (1971) – Boz Scaggs: This album will feature new remastering with an expanding of the original with bonus tracks that include a 45RPM Mono mixes of “We Were Always Sweethearts”, and “Near You”, as well as live performance cuts of “I Feel So Good”, and “Hollywood Blues” This reissues on March 4 on CD.
  • Exiles (1987) – Dan Fogelberg: This album is being remastered with no bonus track inclusions. Still, a nice album to have. It is the firstfruit of an upcoming collection of Dan Fogelberg remastering reissues. Personally, I’m exited for Nether Lands. Exiles is planned for June 24 on CD.
  • Other Roads (1988) – Boz Scaggs: This album will be remastered and expanded with “You’ll Never Know”, “Soul To Soul”, and a Pettibone 45 remix of “Cool Running”. This reissues on April 29 on CD.

Boz Scaggs - Moments

Dan Fogelberg - Exiles

Boz Scaggs - Other Roads

Barsuk Records will release the next Nada Surf album on March 4. The new album is being called You Know Who You Are. This album will be issued on CD, DD, and vinyl LP.

Nada Surf - You Know Who You Are

Fire Records will release a 4LP Box with classic Pere Ubu titles on March 18. The titles include New Picnic Time (1979), The Art of Walking (1980), Song Of The Bailing Man (1982), and a bonus LP. The Box, called Architecture Of Language 1979-1982, will add in a poster and a card with download rights to the tracks.

Pere Ubu Architecture Of Language 1979-1982

Napalm Records have the newest by Otep on the calendar for April 15. The new album is called Generation Doom and will be issued on CD, Deluxe CD, DD, and vinyl LP. The LP will include a download card for digital files.

Otep Generation Doom

Yep Roc Records will release new Grant-Lee Phillips music with The Narrows, planned for March 18 on CD, DD, and vinyl LP.

Grant-Lee Phillips - The Narrows

End Of The Century, the 1980 album by Ramones, Rocket To Russia (1977), Subterranean Jungle (1983), Too Tough To Die (1984), and Leave Home (1977) are on the calendar as new remastered sets (although as imports from the UK). They’re scheduled for April 1.

Ramones Leave Home

Ramones Rocket To Russia

Ramones - End Of The Century

Origins, Volume 1 by KISS alumnus, Ace Frehley is planned on April 15. It is a collection of tracks with notable collaborations that include Paul Stanley (yes, Paul Stanley), Lita Ford, John 5, Slash, and others. It follows up Ace Frehley’s successful Space Invader from 2014.

Ace Frehley Origins Volume 1

Rhino will release a 3LP vinyl set of the 1979/1980 concert tour of Fleetwood Mac as they supported Tusk. In fact, the 3LP gatefold jacket has Tusk cover art. This set, called In Concert, is planned for release on March 4. It will offer 22 performance tracks:

Side A
01 Intro (Wembley, 6/26/80)
02 Say You Love Me (Wembley, 6/26/80)
03 The Chain (Wembley, 6/20/80)
04 Don’t Stop (Wembley, 6/27/80)
05 Dreams (Wembley, 6/20/80)
Side B
01 Oh Well (Wembley, 6/20/80)
02 Rhiannon (Tucson, 8/28/80)
03 Over & Over (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
04 That’s Enough For Me (Wembley, 6/21/80)

Side A
01 Sara (Tucson, 8/28/80)
02 Not That Funny (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
03 Tusk (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
04 Save Me A Place (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
Side B
01 Landslide (Omaha, 8/21/80)
02 What Makes You Think You’re The One (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
03 Angel (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
04 You Make Loving Fun (Wembley, 6/20/80)

Side A
01 I’m So Afraid (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
02 World Turning (Wembley, 6/22/80)
Side B
01 Go Your Own Way (Wembley, 6/22/80)
02 Sisters Of The Moon (Wembley, 6/22/80)
03 Songbird (Wembley, 6/27/80)

Fleetwood Mac Live 3LP

Dualtone Records plan the new – and anticipated – release by The Lumineers for April 8. The new album is called Cleopatra, and will be released widely on CD, DD, Deluxe CD (with four bonus tracks), and vinyl LP.

The Lumineers - Cleopatra

Ben Harper and the long awaited reunion with The Innocent Criminals will result in a new album currently scheduled for April 8 via Stax Records. The new album, called Call It What It Is will feature eleven classic Ben Harper songs.

Ben Harper Call It What It Is

Steamhammer/SPV will release an eleven track collection of previously recorded tracks by Lita Ford that sat in vaults. The collection is called Time Capsule and will be released to fans on April 15.

Lita Ford Time Capsule

Rhino Records will reissue three Captain Beefheart titles on vinyl LP scheduling for April 22. The three titles include The Spotlight Kid (1972), Lick My Decals Off Baby (1970), and Clear Spot (1972).

Capt Beefheart Lick My Decals Off Baby

And finally, an import goodie is Play, the 1999 classic by Moby, will reissue on vinyl LP on May 13. It is a bit pricey eve for high grade classic vinyl. But just in case you’re interested…!

Moby Play



Moby To Release New Album, The Innocents

MMobyInnocentsMoby is an international artist known to many people for many things.  His most known involvement is, of course, his music.  Since the early ’80s, Moby has been in various music circles.  His first gig was the hard-core punk band, Vatican Commandoes, in Connecticut, from 1982-1985.  He was not known as Moby then.  Since, however, Moby has pursued an electronics based style of music in many of his albums with Mute Records.

His first album with Mute was Everything Is Wrong.  Everything Is Wrong was released in 1995.  Meeting with tepid response, Moby released a punk album, Animal Rights (1996), which still kept some media and fans intrigued by his style.  Eventually, Moby would release the strong hit, Play (1999).  Play contained some of the most fascinating styles that showcased a variety of talent.  “Natural Blues”, “Porcelain”, “Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad”, “Bodyrock” and  other songs from the album eventually were licensed to film, and other media outlets making Play not only a huge seller (over twelve million units sold), but also the first album ever to license all of its tracks.

MobySince Play, Moby has released five albums with his next one coming in October.  On October 1, Mute Records will release The Innocents, a collaborative album of philosophical import that explores human vulnerability, and the need for human connection.  Moby worked with Wayne Coyne (The Flaming Lips), Mark Lanegan, Cold Specks, Skylar Grey, Damien Jurado, and Inyang Bassey to create this different kind of album.

The Innocents will contain twelve songs.  And although the album is not slated for release until October, the lead-off single is current available at iTunes.  The song is called “A Case For Shame”, and is a result of a collaboration with Cold Specks.  The audio-only pre-release video is also available on YouTube (see below).  Moby will perform the album in only three LA shows at a yet undetermined venue.


1. Everything That Rises
2. A Case For Shame (with Cold Specks)
3. Almost Home (with Damien Jurado)
4. Going Wrong
5. The Perfect Life (with Wayne Coyne)
6. The Last Day (with Skylar Grey)
7. Don’t Love Me (with Inyang Bassey)
8. A Long Time
9. Saints
10. Tell Me (with Cold Specks)
11. The Lonely Night (with Mark Lanegan)
12. The Dogs