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40th Anniversary 3CD/DVD/LP Box For News Of The World (Queen)

In what may be one of Rock’s most “DUH…!!” moment, Queen’s beloved News Of The World will be treated to a richly curated Deluxe Edition of the 1977 classic. With carefully researched finds and the original album, this 40th Anniversary of News Of The World will likely be the best reissue for many of 2017.

On November 17, Universal UK (for now) will release a massive and celebratory multi-disc set of News Of The World that will include the original album, two extra CDs of outtakes, live cuts from BBC sessions and other live shows, and an alternative version of the album. And that’s just the CDs. There is also a DVD with a one-hour documentary, Queen: The American Dream featuring film from the 1977 support tour. A vinyl LP of the album will be included. Finally, a gracious and defining 60-page book full of photos and words is included as well.

This is perfect gift-giving for an intense Queen fan.

News Of The WorldQueen

CD1 (Original Album):
01. We Will Rock You
02. We Are The Champions
03. Sheer Heart Attack
04. All Dead, All Dead
05. Spread Your Wings
06. Fight From The Inside
07. Get Down, Make Love
08. Sleeping On The Sidewalk
09. Who Needs You
10. It’s Late
11. My Melancholy Blues

CD2 (Alternate News of the World Album):
01. We Will Rock You
02. We Are The Champions
03. Sheer Heart Attack
04. All Dead, All Dead
05. Spread Your Wings
06. Fight From The Inside
07. Get Down, Make Love
08. Sleeping On The Sidewalk
09. Who Needs You
10. It’s Late
11. My Melancholy Blues

CD3 (Outtakes, Live Tracks, Etc):
01. We Will Rock You (Alternative Version)
02. We Are The Champions (Alternative Version)
03. Sheer Heart Attack (Original Rough Mix)
04. All Dead, All Dead (Original Rough Mix)
05. Spread Your Wings (Alternative Take)
06. Fight From The Inside (Demo Vocal Version)
07. Get Down, Make Love (Early Take)
08. Sleeping On The Sidewalk (Live in the USA, 1977)
09. Who Needs You (Acoustic Take)
10. It’s Late (Alternative Version)
11. My Melancholy Blues (Original Rough Mix)

01. Feelings Feelings (Take 10, July 1977) 1:55
02. We Will Rock You (BBC Session) 1:36
03. We Will Rock You (Fast) (BBC Session) 2:52
04. Spread Your Wings (BBC Session) 5:33
05. It’s Late (BBC Session) 6:39
06. My Melancholy Blues (BBC Session) 3:13
07. We Will Rock You (Backing Track) 2:03
08. We Are The Champions (Backing Track) 2:59
09. Spread Your Wings (Instrumental) 4:23
10. Fight From The Inside (Instrumental) 3:02
11. Get Down, Make Love (Instrumental) 3:49
12. It’s Late (USA Radio Edit 1978) 3:52
13. Sheer Heart Attack (Live in Paris 1979) 3:35
14. We Will Rock You (Live in Tokyo 1982) 2:55
15. My Melancholy Blues (Live in Houston 1977) 3:48
16. Get Down, Make Love (Live in Montreal 1981) 4:35
17. Spread Your Wings (Live in Europe 1979) 5:20
18. We Will Rock You (Live at the MK Bowl 1982) 2:08
19. We Are The Champions (Live at the MK Bowl 1982) 3:32



HD Tracks For Sting, Ella Fitzgerald, Queen, and Neil Diamond

There are a few Digital HD titles coming including a broadening of the Neil Diamond catalog.

57th & 9th Sting

On November 11, A&M Records will release the new album by Sting, 57th & 9th as an HD download as 96kHz/24-bit. Others include two HD levels for the Ella Fitzgerald‘s 1958 Grammy-winning classic, Ella Swings Lightly. It will issue in 192kHz/24-bit, and 96kHz/24-bit HD. It’s planned for December 2 via Verve.


Hollywood Records will issue the upcoming Queen BBC collection, Queen On Air in HD digital on November 4.

The added Neil Diamond titles include:

  • Tennessee Moon
  • Live In America
  • The Christmas Album
  • The Christmas Album, Volume 2
  • A Cherry Cherry Christmas
  • The Classic Christmas Album
  • Up On The Roof: Songs From The Brill Building
  • All Time Greatest Hits
  • Three Chord Opera
  • The Jazz Singer

All Neil Diamond titles will be issued in 96kHz/24-bit and 192kHz/24-bit HD tracks.


Queen On Air Featuring Queen BBC Sessions Coming In November

Queen has enjoyed not only a massive wave of popularity that came after the release of their 4th album, A Night At The Opera, but also a sure sense of immortality as Freddie Mercury achieved a level few vocalists are placed at. After many albums, a handful of strong hits, and and many legendary shows, Queen is an unforgettable name in the annals of Rock and Roll. And of course, they need absolutely no introduction.

On November 4, Hollywood Records will be releasing another in a strong and smooth flowing river of Queen issues over the years. This new set is called Queen On Air, and will house the BBC Recordings of Queen over several formats. Those will include a 2CD set, a 3LP set, a 3CD set, and a possible 6CD complete set.

The 2CD set will feature six BBC sessions. The 3LP set will feature the same, one session per side. The 3CD set will include a performance set from Golder’s Green Hyppodrome in addition to the 2CD BBC Sessions. The 6CD Box, if released, will add, in addition to the 2 CDs of the six sessions, 2 CDs with radio interviews, 1 CD with the Golder’s Green Hyppodrome performance, and another CD with rare and unreleased stuff.

There is also talk of a DVD/Blu-ray set for video of BBC TV appearances including a Boxed set that will bundle in the 3CDs (BBC Sessions, Golder’s Green Hyppodrome show) along with the DVD and BD videos.

The entire flow f information for Queen On Air isn’t completely in just yet. But soon the dust will settle. When it does, I’ll clarify each intended release properly, and strip out the rumored materials if they are excluded.




TAPSheet: Release Notes – 10/01/15

Beggars Banquet plan the reissue of three classic Gary Numan titles on vinyl LP which will include The Pleasure Principle (1979), Telekon (2LP, 1980), and Replicas (with Tubeway Army, 1979). These three vinyl reissues will be released on December 11.

Gary Numan The Pleasure Principle

Surfdog Records will reissue a yellow vinyl LP press for Everything You Need (2003) by Slightly Stoopid. It is scheduled for December 11.

Reprise Records will release a 2LP red, white, and black colored vinyl set for American Idiot (2004) by Green Day. It’s on the calendar for November 27.

Mute Records have Saturdays=Youth (2008) , and Digital Shades, Volume 1 (2007), by M83, on reissued CD, planned for November 20.

Provogue Records plan a CD and LP offering for a new Leslie West set, Soundcheck. Soundcheck is the newest album from the celebrated guitarist that will contain eleven tracks. Exciting is the fact that there are big contributors to this new West album that include Peter Frampton, Brian May, Bonnie Bramlett, and the late Jack Bruce. Soundcheck is scheduled for November 20.

Leslie West Soundcheck

Eagle Rock Entertainment will release a Blu-ray edition of A Night At The Odeon featuring Queen. This BD set goes to shelves on November 20.

Eagle Rock Entertainment also has several other good offerings that include 2CD/BD, and 2CD/DVD editions of Live In Hyde Park featuring The Who, and 2CD/BD and 2CD/DVD editions of From The Vault: Live At Leeds 1982 featuring The Rolling Stones, (see how they did that? Leeds a well known Who title now affixed to The Stones, and Hyde, once attached to The Stones, now a Who set). All sets are pegged for release on November 20.

UDR will release Guilty As Sin by Girlschool on CD and vinyl LP, both on November 13. Nice to hear these UK girls once again.

Girlschool Guilty As Sin

4AD Records will release the new album by Daughter. The new album, called Not To Disappear, is planned for January 15, 2016. The album is being preceded by a single, “Doing The Right Thing” (see video below). The new album will offer ten tracks!

Lava Music will release a new Trans-Siberian Orchestra album called Letters From The Labyrinth. This 14-track set is on the calendar for November 13.

Audio Fidelity will release a Christmas SACD classic, The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole. It is scheduled for release on November 13.

And finally, Legacy Recordings will release a 4CD, 97-track collection of newly remastered radio broadcast and rehearsal pieces featuring Frank Sinatra in a package called Frank Sinatra: A Voice On Air  1935-1955. It is expected on November 20.

FS, A Voice On Air


Previously Released Queen Forever To Be Made Available In 4LP Box

Queen_Forever_CoverAr_500DPI300RGB1000155328Originally released in late 2014, Queen Forever provide classic Queen songs, some with new remastering, as well as interesting new approaches on songs (like a William Orbit remix of “There Must Be More To Life Than This”). This collection of familiar titles was well-received.

Now, for all those vinyl lovers out there, Hollywood Records will be re-releasing the set in a 4LP Box. The 4LP Box version of Queen Forever is planned for May 12, and will, no doubt use the Deluxe Edition collection of 36 tracks.


Queen LP Box



TAPSheet: Release Notes – 09/30/2014 (US Report)

On December 9, Inside Recordings will release a 2LP version of the new Jackson Browne album, Standing In the Breach. The set will be pressed on 180g-weight vinyl. The CD version is slated for October 7.

Jackson Browne Standing In the Breach


The Lonesome Crowded West reissue by Modest Mouse arrives on November 11 on CD, DD, and vinyl LP (slated a week earlier on November 4).

Epitaph Records will release a remastered 20th Anniversary Edition LP set for NOFX of their 1994 album, Punk In Drublic, on November 24.  Epitaph will also release a 20th Anniversary Edition LP of Let’s Go, the 1994 album by Rancid. Both LPs are remastered, and pressed on 180g-weight vinyl. Both LPs will contain the CD of the newly remastered album.

Annie Lennox‘s new one, Nostalgia, is slated for release on October 21.

Warner Brothers have new Bette Midler music coming (15 tracks) on November 4 with It’s the Girls.

Bette Midler Its The Girls

Arista and Legacy Recordings will team to release a collected set featuring Carly Simon on their Playlist series. Playlist: The Very Best Of Carly Simon is slated for October 27.  Any Carly Simon fan could have produced a better set, if you ask me (look at that awful track-list).

1. Coming Around Again
2. Give Me All Night
3. All I Want Is You
4. Nobody Does It Better (Live)
5. You Belong To Me (Live)
6. My New Boyfriend
7. Let the River Run
8. The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
9. Better Not Tell Her
10. You’re So Vain (Live)
11. Touched by the Sun (Live)
12. Anticipation (Live)
13. Never Been Gone (Live)
14. Our Affair

Fantasy Records will release a CD/DVD Deluxe Edition of Thompson, an album by Family, scheduled for November 18.

Welk Music Group will release new Marianne Faithfull music with Give My Love To London. That new album will release on CD, scheduled for November 11, and on vinyl LP, scheduled later for December 9.

Faithfull Give My Love To London

Varese Sarabande will release Infinity, by Shawn Phillips, on November 11. If you followed his career from way back in the ’70s, you may just be in for a treat.

November 17 is the date of the new Bryan Ferry album, Avonmore.

Eagle Rock Entertainment have Aquostic (Stripped Bare) from Status Quo, planned for November 11. The label also intends another From The Vault series featuring live Rolling Stones, in From the Vault – LA Forum (Live In 1975), scheduled for CD, and LP, both on November 18. This Stones title will also release on DVD, same date.

ATO Records will deliver English Oceans from Drive-By Truckers, on November 18.

English Oceans Drive By Truckers

Decca Records plan three BD-Audio (Blu-ray Audio) titles from Luciano Pavarotti on December 9. The high resolution sets include Donizetti: L’Elisir d’amore (1969), Puccini: Madama Butterfly (1974), and Puccini: Turandot (1972).

Atlantic Records will release CD for Greatest Hits So Far…featuring the Zac Brown Band. This set is planned for November 11.

Righteous Babe Records will release new Ani DiFranco on November 4 (CD, DD), and on November 11 (LP). The new album is called Allergic To Water.

The new anthology for Queen, Forever, is slated for November 11, in a 20-track CD set, and a 36-track 2CD Deluxe Edition.

Queen Forever

Secretly Canadian Records will release 2CD, DD, and 2LP for the Deluxe Edition reissue of Didn’t It Rain (1997), by Songs: Ohia (Jason Molina) on December 2. The Deluxe Edition will feature eight previously unheard demo tracks, as well as new Jason Molina artwork for the new package.


Warner Brothers Records will release new Damien Rice with My Favourite Faded Fantasy, scheduled for CD, and vinyl LP, on November 11.

Rhino Records will release a 6DVD collection of video featuring R.E.M. featuring all things video from the R.E.M. camp. The set, called REMTV, is slated for release on November 24.

Alucard Records will release Live At The Bicentennial featuring Gentle Giant, on November 18.

Gentle Giant Live

Fantasy Records will release The Complete Studio Albums from Creedence Clearwater Revival, all collected in an LP Box set, on November 11.

Finally, Raven Records will produced a 2CD collection of Foghat classics called Drivin’ Wheels (Best Of 1972-1982). This will drop on November 18. The only bad thing about this collection is that it unfairly overlooks Tight Shoes(1980), and Girls To Chat & Boys To Bounce (1981) with nary a modest representation. Nevertheless, a grand ‘best of’ and an excellent choice to be in your collection, especially if the tracks have been remastered, and remastered well.

Foghat Drivin Wheels


01. I Just Want To Make Love To You (Foghat – 1972)
02. Trouble, Trouble (Foghat – 1972)
03. Maybelline (Foghat – 1972)
04. Ride, Ride, Ride (Rock and Roll – 1973)
05. What A Shame (Rock and Roll – 1973)
06. Long Way To Go (Rock and Roll – 1973)
07. Couldn’t Make Her Stay (Rock and Roll – 1973)
08. Honey Hush (Energized – 1974)
09. Home In My Hand (Energized – 1974)
10. Wild Cherry (Energized) – 1974)
11. Eight Days On The Road (Rock And Roll Outlaws – 1974)
12. Trouble In My Way (Rock And Roll Outlaws – 1974)
13. Rock And Roll Outlaws (Rock And Roll Outlaws – 1974)
14. Chateau Lafitte ’59 Boogie (Rock And Roll Outlaws – 1974)
15. Drive Me Home (Fool For The City – 1975)
16. My Babe (Fool For The City – 1975)
17. Slow Ride (Fool For The City – 1975)


1. Fool For The City (Fool For The City – 1975)
2. Take It Or Leave It (Fool For The City – 1975)
3. Drivin’ Wheel (Night Shift – 1976)
4. Night Shift (Night Shift – 1976)
5. Take Me To The River (Night Shift – 1976)
6. Fool For The City (Live) (Foghat Live – 1977)
7. I Just Want To Make Love To You  (Live) (Foghat Live – 1977)
8. Road Fever (Live) (Foghat Live – 1977)
9. Honey Hush (Live) (Foghat Live – 1977)
10. Stone Blue (Stone Blue – 1978)
11. Easy Money (Stone Blue – 1978)
12. It Hurts Me Too (Stone Blue – 1978)
13. Chevrolet (Stone Blue – 1978)
14. Third Time Lucky (First Time I Was A Fool) (Boogie Motel – 1979)
15. And I Just Do What I Want (In The Mood For Something Rude – 1982)