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TAPSheet: Vinyl Release Notes – 06/25/2014 (US Report)

Zappa Records will reissue Apostrophe (‘) (1974) by Frank Zappa, on September 2.

Zappa Apostrophe

Separate Mono versions of Beatles albums will be sold individually from Please, Please Me (1963) through The Beatles White Album (1968), and including the newer Mono Masters. As with the Boxed set, these are expected on September 9.

Smithsonian Folkways will release vinyl LP versions of Union Train (1975), Garbage And Other Songs Of Our Times (1980), and Old Folks Ain’t All the Same (1987), all by Joe Glazer, on August 12.

Joe Glazer Union Train

Alternative Distribution Alliance will release a 2014 re-recording of the 1974 classic Journey To The Centre Of The Earth by Rick Wakeman, on July 15. It will be a 40th Anniversary issue of the title.

Kscope will reissue Stupid Dream (2009) by Porcupine Tree on vinyl, slated for July 8.

Ghostly International is releasing a 2LP set of In Decay, the 2012 electronic music set from Com Truise. It’s planned for August 19.

Com Truise In Decay

Geffen Records have The Eels‘ 1996 classic Beautiful Freak, ready for 180g-weight vinyl, and scheduled for August 19. “Novocaine For The Soul” came from this album.

Milan Records will release an LP version of the soundtrack for Chef on August 26.

Merge Records have Shadows (2010), and Man-Made (2005) by Teenage Fanclub planned for vinyl LP on August 5. These reissues include download cards, and will also include bonus download tracks (“Secret Heart”, “Dark And Lonely” with Shadows, and “Please Stay”, “Falling Leaf” with Man-Made).

Teenage Fanclub ManMade   Teenage Fanclub Shadows

Knitting Factory Records have three classic Fela Kuti albums slated for vinyl LP on August 19. The titles included will be Teacher, Don’t Teach Me Nonsense (1986), Confusion (1975), and Sorrow, Tears and Blood (1977).

Epitaph Records will release a 20th Anniversary LP Edition of Smash by Offspring on August 19. The remastered LP will be released in a die-cut box, and will contain a CD of the full album inside.

Offspring Smash

Friday Music will reissue Inner Secrets, the 1978 Columbia set by Santana. It is slated for remastered 180g reissue on August 19.

Plastic Head Records have two Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman & Howe sets scheduled for LP issue on September 23. Those will be An Evening Of Yes Music, Volume 1, and An Evening Of Yes Music, Volume 2.

Aida/Surfdog Records will release a vinyl LP set of the latest by Brian Setzer (CD too) called Rockabilly Riot! All Original, on August 12. The LP set will also feature a DD rights card.

Setzer Rockabilly Riot

Highnote Records have three jazz offerings in 180g remastered vinyl LP with Monk, Trane, Miles & Me (1999) by Larry Coryell, Joey Defrancesco Plays Sinatra His Way (2004) by Joey Defrancesco, and Special Requests (and Other Favorites) (2013) from Kenny Burrell. These are planned for August 12.

The classic John Lennon ‘best of’ from 1975, Shaved Fish, is set for vinyl LP reissue on August 19.

Lennon Shaved Fish

Elektra Records will reissue Hejira (1976) from Joni Mitchell on vinyl LP slated for July 22.

Inner Wound Recordings have High Road by Night Ranger arriving on vinyl LP, scheduled for August 5.

The Beatles In Mono Offered As Remastered Vinyl In September

BeatlesIn MonoWe’re dealing in several things here. The first is a Beatles overload. Since 2009, the marketplace has been inundated with Beatles remasterings of all kinds. And while this is a pleasing Beatles fan acquisition (more about that aspect a bit down the page), the product being offered is a newly remastered Mono versions of classic Beatles albums up through the White Album (1968), including the Mono Masters compilation of 2009, well…let’s just say, the vinyl cut of the 2009 CD Box is quite pricey. And price is the second thing we’re dealing with. The quoted Amazon price for this vinyl LP Box, The Beatles in Mono, is set around 409 dollars for the US market.

This is definitely being offered to take advantage of the resurging vinyl LP market, and why not? If I were a label with such a sale-able product, I’d do the same.

For the fans who want such a product, you just need to know that this offering of The Beatles In Mono is vinyl LP, fourteen 12″ LPs in all, and will contain the same issues as found in the CD Box of the same name released in 2009. The difference is, as stated earlier, these are new masterings, new cuts. In addition, this vinyl Box will offer a 12″ by 12″ hard back book with 108 pages of excellent materials that include new essays, photos, and every imaginable things that could fill 108 pages related to this.

The better news is that for everyone who doesn’t want the entire Box, each album is being made available as a singular purchase.

Everything is slated for release on September 9.

If you like vinyl LPs, and especially The Beatles, then this set (or any of the individual albums desired) will give you the absolute best way to listen to each of the offered Beatles title, perhaps since ever!

Good luck!