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Jeff Beck Live At The Hollywood Bowl On 2CD/3LP Sets

For over 50 years, Jeff Beck has been a strong part of our music landscape. From The Yardbirds, his own bands, and a series of solo albums, he has left behind an immeasurable imprint on the whole of Rock and Roll. And still, he produces a fiery range of talent. Just a little over a year ago, he released a solo album (Loud Hailer). And he’s been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, once with The Yardbirds, and once individually.

In the summer of 2016, Jeff Beck played at the Hollywood Bowl as one show in a celebration of his 50 years.

On April 6, Rhino will release a 2CD edition of Jeff Beck Live at The Hollywood Bowl. Previously, there has been  DVD and BD issues of the show, which featured a wealth of guest performers including Buddy Guy, Steven Tyler, Jan Hammer, Jimmy Hall, Billy Gibbons, and others.  Additionally, there were imports (into the US) of CD and LP recordings.

On May 25, Rhino will also re-release a 3LP vinyl edition of Live At The Hollywood Bowl. If you were unable to score imports of these CD and LP editions, this domestic re-release should help you out greatly.

Rhino To Reissue 2CD Deluxe Edition of Jet Debut, Get Born

Imagine how strange it is when you think of units sold back in 2003. That year doesn’t seem to be too far removed from our current time. And yet, a popular band from Australia sold over 6.5 million physical copies of its label debut. That band is Jet, and the album is Get Born, released in 2003. Today, that album, and many others that might be shocking to mention, would likely sell through less than 30,000 physical copies and be deemed successful. That’s how much times have changed in so seemingly few years. That doesn’t knock the quality of the music; it merely explains the times we live in.

Jet is a four member band with two brothers from Melbourne. Their Elektra debut was a big hit that generated singles “Are You Gonna Be My Girl”, “Cold Hard Bitch”, “Look What You Done”, “Rollover DJ”, and “Get Me Outta Here”. Over time, the band released two more albums (Shine On – 2006; Shaka Rock – 2009). Strangely, Get Born was the only album with Elektra, with the last two each released on different labels.

Recently reformed, Jet has met with touring success with a sold out show in Australia. With renewed interest, Get Born is being revisited.

On June 16, Rhino Records will release a 2CD Deluxe Edition of Get Born with rarities and B-sides. The reissue will also feature brand new remastering.

The added CD will supply eleven tracks that include live performances, demos, and B-sides (see track-list below).

Get Born – Jet

01 Last Chance
02 Are You Gonna Be My Girl
03 Rollover D.J.
04 Look What You’ve Done
05 Get What You Need
06 Move On
07 Radio Song
08 Get Me Outta Here
09 Cold Hard Bitch
10 Come Around Again
11 Take It Or Leave It
12 Lazy Gun
13 Timothy

01 Sgt. Major
02 That’s Alright Mama (Live)
03 Hey Kids
04 You Were Right (Demo)
05 You Don’t Look The Same (Demo)
06 Bruises
07 Move On (Live at The Troubadour)
08 Are You Gonna Be My Girl (Live – AOL Session)
09 Take It Or Leave It (Live In Hamburg)
10 Lazy Gun (Demo)
11 Cigarettes And Cola (Demo)


David Bowie CD and LP Re-releases, 40th Anniversary 7″ Picture Disc of Sound and Vision

If there is one thing that’s for sure, it’s that David Bowie is never far from our consciousness. As a kid, I first latched on to David Bowie after reading about Hunky Dory in Rolling Stone magazine (as an ad). Today, it’s quite hard to believe just how ingrained he has become. and there’s never enough David Bowie.

On February 10, Rhino And Parlophone will team to release a 2017 remastered 40th Anniversary Limited Edition 7″ picture disc vinyl single (rolls right off the tongue, doesn’t it?) of “Sound and Vision” b/w a 2013 remix of the same song. The remix was originally completed for a Sony Experia ad. It features the original vocals from the original track but adds in backing vocals by Mary Hopkin. It’s finished with a new piano part. This release marks its first time issued.

Along with that essential single 7″, Rhino and Parlophone will also be reissuing several David Bowie titles on both CD and vinyl LP. Those will include:

  • Young Americans (2016 Remaster) – CD and LP
  • Station To Station (2016 Remaster) – CD and LP
  • Live Nassau Coliseum ’76 – 2CD and 2LP
  • Diamond Dogs (2016 Remaster) – CD and LP
  • David Live (2005 Mix, Remastered) – 2CD and 3LP

Sounds like great fun especially for those needing (or wanting) the new vinyl LP. Vinyl, by the way, is expected to reach a billion dollars in sales in 2017! Who woulda thought that a few years back?



Rhino To Release Fishin’ In The Dark: The Best Of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

For many, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, who made themselves widely known with their incredible cover of Jerry Jeff Walker’s “Mr Bojangles” tune. That song arrived in 1970 via their Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy album. The song charted well (as you know), and was followed up by another cover track, Kenny Loggins’s “House On Pooh Corner”. From there, the band evolved though many lineup changes. One of their classics is the 3LP collaboration classic, Will The Circle Be Unbroken. Over the years, they released over twenty-five albums including live and collaboration sets. From those, the band generated well over 50 singles on various charts. In time, they became known as Dirt Band, a moniker I liked. Some of the songs on this collection are from the Dirt Band period.

On February 24, Rhino Records will collect twenty-one singles and release them on a set called Fishin’ In The Dark: The Best Of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. (I’m sorry that this compilation is missing “I Saw The Light”, and their excellent version of Hank Williams’ “Jambalaya (On the Bayou)”.)

I assume this will involve brand new remastering for the tracks included although I have no confirmation of that as of yet.

Fishin’ In The Dark: The Best Of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

01. Mr. Bojangles
02. Ripplin’ Waters
03. An American Dream
04. Make a Little Magic
05. Fire In The Sky
06. Dance Little Jean (2001 Digital Remaster)
07. Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper’s Dream)
08. High Horse
09. Modern Day Romance
10. Partners, Brothers And Friends
11. Stand A Little Rain
12. Cadillac Ranch
13. I’ve Been Lookin’
14. Oh What A Love
15. Workin’ Man [Nowhere To Go]
16. I Love Only You
17. Fishin’ In The Dark
18. Baby’s Got A Hold On Me
19. Face On The Cutting Room Floor
20. Down That Road Tonight
21. Home Again In My Heart


The Doors Get 3CD/1LP 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Of 1967 Debut

As 2017 gets into motion, it’s nice to see news about one of the New Year’s big reissue, the remastered and expanded Anniversary edition of The Doors eponymous debut. Originally released in 1967, the album introduced the band to the world. They were already a favorite of the famed LA music scene, and this album was the result of years of playing smaller stages. The fact that it’s actually been 50 years since the release of this classic album is amazing in and of itself (I was a mere nine years old at its release).

The Doors provided not only an all around excellent listening experience, but also two big hits with “Break On Through”, and “Light My Fire”. I’m sure that this news is being met with more than a bit of enthusiasm. Of course, with this, you’re getting a huge set that may include more than you’re wanting (like vinyl LP).  Nevertheless, this 50th Anniversary Edition is pretty well stocked. Not everyone will be pleased. therefore I suggest waiting for the inevitable breakout CDs that will feature the Stereo and Mono mixes along with a minimal booklet.

The package includes the original album on two CDs as original mixes that include Stereo, and Mono. Each set of mixes come on their own CD. The third CD is an eight track live set of Live At The Matrix (San Francisco) – March 7, 1967. A vinyl LP is added of the original Mono mix. The discs are housed in a 12″ x 12″ hardcover book. The book treats with rare photos, new notes, and more.

The Doors: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, reissued via Rhino Records, will be made available on March 31.


CD1: (Original Stereo Mix)

01 – Break On Through (To The Other Side)
02 – Soul Kitchen
03 – The Crystal Ship
04 – Twentieth Century Fox
05 – Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
06 – Light My Fire
07 – Back Door Man
08 – I Looked At You
09 – End Of The Night
10 – Take It As It Comes
11 – The End

CD2: (Original Mono Mix)

01 – Break On Through (To The Other Side)
02 – Soul Kitchen
03 – The Crystal Ship
04 – Twentieth Century Fox
05 – Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
06 – Light My Fire
07 – Back Door Man
08 – I Looked At You
09 – End Of The Night
10 – Take It As It Comes
11 – The End

CD3: Live At The Matrix, March 7, 1967

01 – Break On Through (To The Other Side)
02 – Soul Kitchen
03 – The Crystal Ship
04 – Twentieth Century Fox
05 – Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
06 – Light My Fire
07 – Back Door Man
08 – The End

LP: (Original Mono Mix)
Side 1
01 – Break On Through (To The Other Side)
02 – Soul Kitchen
03 – The Crystal Ship
04 – Twentieth Century Fox
05 – Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
06 – Light My Fire

Side 2
07 – Back Door Man
08 – I Looked At You
09 – End Of The Night
10 – Take It As It Comes
11 – The End


Steven Wilson Stereo Remixed Chicago II Planned for January

chicago-chicago-two-sw-remix-cdIf there’s nothing I like better (especially in a usually barren November, December, January for music news), it’s seeing how busy that Steven Wilson is. Not too long ago, it was hinted that Wilson was potentially involved in work on Chicago II, and that there was a possible 5.1 mix in the making. And while that 5.1 remix never materialized (although it was likely made), it’s great news to read that the Steven Wilson remix of Chicago II is just around the corner.

On January 27, Rhino Records will release the SW Stereo remix of the great Chicago set that gave the world not only this classic Chicago II album from 1970, but also three strong hits in “Colour My World”, “25 or 6 to 4”, and “Make Me Smile”. Two of those songs were parts of a larger track, “Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon” that tracked for nearly 13 minutes (“Colour My World”, “Make Me Smile”). The two disc album is currently a multi-platinum album with well over five million units traded for currency!

There is a 2003 DVD-Audio WITH 5.1 Surround mixes, if you could get one these days!

(I LOVE the Steven Wilson Remix tag at the top left of the new cover!)


ZZ Top Gets Long Awaited Live Set, Greatest Hits Live From Around The World

PrintWhy some bands have never had a proper live set released on vinyl or CD is beyond me. It’s an accurate display of a band during a particular period that should stand out AND that should have been released at the height of popularity in order to bring better attention to the band. After all, look what Frampton Comes Alive did for him! Nevertheless, some bands and artists have never issued one. One of them is ZZ Top.

Yes, there have been the best-selling live DVD of Live From Texas issued in 2008. But officially, we haven’t received a great set of live ZZ Top performances. That drought will end pretty quickly, though.

On August 12, Suretone Records (via Rhino Records) will release a fifteen-track Live album called Greatest Hits Live From Around The World. The tracks found on this set will feature performances from shows over the last eleven years. The songs were performed at various cities worldwide during those tours and are listed as the show of origin for each (see track-list below).

Two of the songs, “Rough Boy”, “Sixteen Tons”, were performed in London with Jeff Beck joining in. In fact, “Rough Boy” is currently available as a promo lead-in to the album and can be enjoyed below in the embedded ‘audio-only’ video.

ZZ Top – Greatest Hits Live From Around The World will be made available on CD, DD, and a 2LP gatefold edition.

ZZ Top – Greatest Hits Live From Around The World

01. Got Me Under Pressure (New York)
02. Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers (Las Vegas)
03. Cheap Sunglasses (Paris)
04. Waitin’ For The Bus (Chicago)
05. Jesus Just Left Chicago (Chicago)
06. Legs (São Paolo)
07. Sharp Dressed Man (Los Angeles)
08. Rough Boy (with Jeff Beck) (London)
09. Pincushion (Berlin)
10. La Grange (Dallas)
11. I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide (Vancouver)
12. Tube Snake Boogie (Rome)
13. Gimme All Your Lovin’ (Houston)
14. Tush (Nashville)
15. Sixteen Tons (with Jeff Beck) (London)


Special Edition Ozzy-Era Black Sabbath Titles Planned for Vinyl (and CD)

Black Sabbath Master Of RealityBlack Sabbath has always been the founding father of all things musically metal. Their arrival on turntables in 1970 with their eponymous debut have set into motion a whole new genre of music, not only in style but in how the music was presented. How’s that for starting the new decade of the ’70s, a decade that saw so many changes in Rock and Roll so as to be literal museum of sound. Black Sabbath helped to form that decade. And while the excesses of the times led to the demise of many bands, and led to the departure of Ozzy Osbourne from the seminal band, Black Sabbath persevered to remain a viable band.

No matter how you shake that tree, Black Sabbath was an integral and distinctive part of the realm of Rock and Roll. Throughout their long, long career, they released nineteen albums. While your choices of relevant BS albums may differ from mine or others, the fact remains, Black Sabbath was as great a band as any of the other great ones.

On August 5, Rhino Records will be revisiting ALL Ozzy-era titles with Black Sabbath (1970) with opaque red vinyl, Paranoid (1970) with black vinyl, Master of Reality (1971) with opaque green vinyl, Vol 4 (1972) with opaque orange vinyl, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973) with opaque blue vinyl, Sabotage (1975) with translucent purple vinyl, Technical Ecstasy (1976) with white vinyl, and Never Say Die! (1978) with gray vinyl. All vinyl LPs are limited edition releases and will be pressed on 180g-weight vinyl. Get them now if you’ve a mind to refresh your aging Black Sabbath vinyl!

In addition, newly manufactured CDs of each title will also be made available on the same date.

Black Sabbath BS  Black Sabbath Paranoid

Black Sabbath Vol 4  Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

Black Sabbath Sabotage  Black Sabbath Technical Ecstasy

Black Sabbath Never Say Die



Four Black Sabbath Titles To Be Reissued As Deluxe Editions

One of the great forerunners of Heavy Metal music, much in the way that we continue to hear it is easily Black Sabbath. The UK band that featured Tommy Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass), Bill Ward (drums), and frontman extraordinaire, Ozzy Osbourne, released their debut in 1970, and started a career trajectory that exploded into a universe of stars.

The released albums (all 19 of them) are no secret or surprise to anyone who found the band to their liking. Some may have found all the albums great; some only just a few. But one thing is certain, the band was creative. Their creativity was heard not only in their recorded albums, but also in their many celebrated tours.

On January 22, Rhino Records will reissue four classic Black Sabbath titles that will include the previously mentioned self-titled debut, Black Sabbath (1970), the incredible follow-up of Paranoid (1970), Master Of Reality (1971), and their 2002 Live set, Past Lives. All titles mentioned will be released as Deluxe Editions. The sets include 2CD Deluxe Edition, as well 180g-weight 2LP Deluxe Editions.

The bonus inclusions will add in an interesting array of tracks.

Black Sabbath:
01 Black Sabbath
02 The Wizard
03 Wasp/Behind The Wall Of Sleep/Bassically/N.I.B.
04 Wicked World
05 A Bit Of Finger/Sleeping Village/Warning

01 Evil Woman (Don’t Play Your Games With Me)
02 Black Sabbath (Studio Outtake: Regent Sound Studio, 11/17/69)
03 Black Sabbath (Instrumental: Regent Sound Studios, 11/17/69)
04 The Wizard (Studio Outtake: Regent Sound Studios, 11/17/69)
05 Behind The Wall Of Sleep (Studio Outtake: Regent Sound Studios, 11/17/69
06 N.I.B. (Alternative Version: Regent Sound Studios, 11/17/69
07 Evil Woman (Alternative Version: Regent Sound Studios, 11/17/69
08 Sleeping Village (Intro) (Alternative Version: Regent Sound Studios, 11/18/69
09 Warning – (Part 1) (Studio Outtake: Regent Sound Studios, 11/18/69

Black Sabbath Black Sabbath


01 War Pigs/Luke’s Wall
02 Paranoid
03 Planet Caravan
04 Iron Man
05 Electric Funeral
06 Hand Of Doom
07 Rat Salad
08 Jack The Stripper/Fairies Wear Boots

01 War Pigs (Instrumental)
02 Paranoid (Alternative Lyrics)
03 Planet Caravan (Alternative Lyrics)
04 Iron Man (Instrumental)
05 Electric Funeral (Instrumental)
06 Hand Of Doom (Instrumental)
07 Rat Salad (Alternative Mix)
08 Fairies Wear Boots (Instrumental)

Black Sabbath Paranoid

Master Of Reality:
01 Sweet Leaf
02 After Forever (including the Elegy)
03 Embryo
04 Children Of The Grave
05 Orchid
06 Lord Of This World
07 Solitude
08 Into The Void

01 Weevil Woman ’71
02 Sweet Leaf (Studio Outtake Featureing Alternative Lyrics)
03 After Forever (Studio Outtake – Instrumental)
04 Children Of The Grave (Studio Outtake feat. Alternative Lyrics)
05 Children Of The Grave (Studio Outtake – Instrumental)
06 Orchid (Studio Outtake – With Tony Count-In)
07 Lord Of This World (Studio Outtake feat. Piano & Slide Guitar)
08 Solitude (Studio Outtake – Intro With Alternative Guitar Tuning)
09 Into The Void “Spanish Sid” (Studio Outtake – Alternative Version)

Black Sabbath Master Of Reality

Past Lives:
01 Tomorrow’s Dream (Live 1973) 06 Children Of The Grave (Live 1973)
02 Sweet Leaf (Live 1973) 07 War Pigs (Live 1973)
03 Killing Yourself To Live (Live in 1973) 08 Wicked World (Live 1973)
04 Cornucopia (Live 1973) 09 Paranoid (Live 1973)
05 Snowblind (Live 1973)

01 Hand Of Doom (Live)
02 Hole In The Sky (Live)
03 Symptom Of The Universe (Live)
04 Megalomania (Live)
05 Iron Man (Live)
06 Black Sabbath (Live)
07 N.I.B. (Live)
08 Behind The Wall Of Sleep (Live)
09 Fairies Wear Boots (Live)

Black Sabbath Past Lives


Classic Simple Minds Album, Once Upon A Time, Receive 2015 Remaster and Expanded Tracks In December

Simple Minds 2015 coverOne of the great bands to come out of the developing latter part of the ’70s is Simple Minds. Beginning with their promising Life In A Day (1979), Reel To Real Cacophony (1979), Empires And Dance (1980), and Sons And Fascination (1981), the band had slowly built up a devout fan-base. By the time of their excellent New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84), released in 1982, they were well on their way to stardom. With their breakthrough album, Sparkle In the Rain (1984), they had set the stage for years to come as a solid band intent on providing their still rabid fanbase with music that was fresh (and they still do!). With the inclusion to their catalog of their non-album track, “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”, (not written by the band), for the popular film, The Breakfast Club, Simple Minds were at their peak.

They released Once Upon A Time in 1985, an album release that poured four high-charting singles into the public consciousness. Thaat’s a great feat for any band on any album, even if the album itself is a classic one.

On December 4, Rhino Records will reissue Once Upon A Time with a new remaster. The reissue will expand into several variations that will include standard CD, Digital Download, 180-weight LP, a 2CD Deluxe with collected radio edits, singles, b-sides, live tracks, and remixes, a BD-Audio (Blu-ray) edition with Surround Sound mixes, and a Super Deluxe 5CD/DVD set that will include another CD of bonus tracks, and the complete Live In The City Of Lights on DVD and CD. A 36-page booklet is included to make the set more attractive!

Currently, the track-listing is unavailable. When they become available, I will update.

Simple Minds Once upon A Time 2015