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Vinyl Turns To CD: Neil Young ORS 5-8, ORS 8.5-12 To Issue In CD Boxes

When it comes to audio perfection, we have no greater stickler in the profession than Neil Young. The digital world has long been a thorn in Young’s side. He held off from the transition to CD for ages during the formative years of the format. Eventually, he relented but only because time was moving on without a clear pathway to ease Neil Young’s grievance against the format.

Some of Neil Young’s mos enduring – and endearing – albums have been slow to make the lavish parades of reissues and remasters of Deluxe Editions and Super Deluxe Editions, all of which would have sold through splendidly.

On May 12, Reprise Records will release two separate CD Box sets that will house nine of Neil’s great high points. These are CD versions of he already released vinyl remasters that were previously released back in 2016. ORS Box 5-8 was originally reissued on vinyl on RSD on Saturday, April 19, 2011, and ORS Box 8.5-12 was released (on vinyl) on November 26, 2016. All were limited editions!

May 12 will deliver these analog remasters on CD with ORS Box 5-8 providing Zuma, On The Beach, Time Fades Away, and Tonight’s The Night, and ORS Box 8.5-12 providing Long May You Run (Stills-Young Band), Comes A Time, American Stars ‘N Bars, Rust Never Sleeps, and Live Rust.

 

New Neil Young Official Release Series 8.5-12 Coming In November

neil-young-official-release-series-8-12With massive vinyl LP boxed sets making the big splash rather than full catalog CD boxes these days, it’s fun to see what my turntable will benefit from should I be vastly interested.

On November 25, Reprise will gather several classic Neil Young titles in what will be another in the Neil Young Official Release series. The new LP box will be Discs 8.5-12. Those will include: Long May You Run (The Stills-Young Band) (1976), American Stars n Bars (1977), Comes A Time (1978), Rust Never Sleeps (1979), and Live Rust (1979).

All LPs will be pressed on 180g-weight black vinyl with a great slip box housing.

Historically, Neil Young Official Release Series 1-4 issued in 2012, and Series 5-8 was released in 2014.

TAPSheet: Release Notes – 04/15/2016

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Mute Records have a Mick Harvey (Nick Cave) album arriving on June 10. It’s called Delirium Tremens and will be released on CD, DD, and vinyl LP. This album is third in Harvey’s artful interpretations of Serge Gainsbourg. Previously, Harvey had done Intoxicated Man (1995), and Pink Elephants (1997).

Mick Harvey Delirium Tremens

The legendary Alligator Records will release 45th Anniversary Collection featuring 37 songs across 2CDs. On them, you will find Mavis Staples, Koko Taylor, James Cotton, Lee Rocker, Albert Collins, Jimmy Johnson, Elvin Bishop, and a whole lot more. This set will be made available on June 10.

ALCD 127/28
ALCD 127/28

Rhino Records will reissue three The Smiths sets on vinyl 2LP sets scheduling the re-releases for June 7. The titles are The World Won’t Listen (1987, compilation) on 2LPs, Rank (1988, live), and Louder Than Bombs (1987, compilation). These LPs wil featured remastered tracks and will be released on June 7.

The Smiths The World Won't Listen  The Smiths Louder Than Bombs  The Smiths Rank

Eagle Rock Entertainment will release a 2BD edition of Totally Stripped featuring The Rolling Stones. This set features Live From Toshiba-EMI Studio’s, Tokyo, Japan / The Paradiso, Amsterdam / Live From The L’Olympia Bru. It’s on the calendar for June 3. There will also be a DVD set as well as a DVD/CD set.

Concord Records will release a 3-disc set called The Traveling Wilburys Collection on June 3. This Deluxe Edition will offer 2CDs and a DVD. there will also be a 3LP vinyl set.

Real Gone Music have several 2CD sets arriving on June 3. Those will be The New Sounds Of Maynard Fergusen / Come Blow Your Horn – The Complete Cameo Recordings; Air Supply: The Columbia and Arista Years – The Definitive Collection, and Edgar Winter – The Definitive Collection. They also have several other album sets and collections on the calendar for June 3. Those include Loudon Wainwright III – The Atlantic Recordings, Fairport Convention – Live In Finland 1971, Petula Clark: Natural Love – The Scotti Brothers Recordings, and a Paul Butterfield Blues Band live set, Got A Mind To Give Up Living – Live 1966.

  Loudon Wainwright The Atlantic Recordings  Maynard Ferguson Come Blow Your Horn  Petula Clark - Natural Love

Real Gone Music will release several Dick’s Picks volumes from the Grateful Dead vaults. These are Picks Volume 31 – 8/4-5/74 Philadelphia Civic Center and 8/6/78 Roosevelt Stadium, and Volume 25 – 5/10/78 New Haven and 5/11/78 Springfield, MA. Both sets are 4CDs. They are available on June 3.

Grateful Dead - Dicks Picks 25  Grateful Dead Dicks Picks 31

Varese Sarabande will offer The Very Best Of The Happenings on CD for June 3.

Reprise Records will release two Neil Young live concert tour films, Rust Never Sleeps, and Human Highway (The Director’s Cut), both on May 27. Each title will see both DVD and BD (Blu-ray) issues.

Mercury Records have an ICON title coming for Saliva on June 10.

BMG will release the brand new Band Of Skulls album, By Default. This new set is scheduled to street on May 27. It will be released on CD, DD, and vinyl LP.

Band Of Skulls By Default

Maranatha! Music will release Father’s Heart – Good Good Father on CD and planned for June 3. In addition, the label will offer a 3CD Box on June 3 called Maranatha Praise Band. It will bundle Praise Band 8, 9, and 10.

Maranatha! Music Father's Heart

And finally, Foghat is releasing a new album on June 24. And while I have mixed feelings about this, especially this one, I can understand that this is not a matter of people not getting along. Rather, it is a continuation of an impossible situation. I don’t have to like it. Personally, I’d rather they just had recorded brand new songs instead of re-recording classics for whatever reason was needed to do so. Nevertheless, for those fans who continue on regardless, Under The Influence is on the way. Get the full scoop here.

Foghat Under The Influence