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New Chris Hillman Album, Bidin’ My Time, Planned for September

Byrds fans are likely happy with the fact that a new album by Chris Hillman is just around the corner. And it’s bringing a few surprises along with it. Hillman was a part of The Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, as well as his own solo projects.

On September 22, Hillman will be releasing his new solo effort, Bidin’ My Time. The album will contain twelve songs including a reworked version of Davies and Seeger’s “The Bells of Rhymney”. That song was first recorded by The Byrds for their Mr Tambourine Man debut back in 1965. “Here She Comes Again” is getting a proper studio version on this new album. Other surprises include a new studio work of “Old John Robertson” as well as “She Don’t Care About Time”, which was a B-side to “Turn! Turn! Turn!”.

For Bidin’ My Time, Chris Hillman will be joined by David Crosby, and Roger McGuinn on some tracks. Also in the mix are Benmont Tench, and Mike Campbell. Tom Petty produced the album. Rounder Records will issue the album.

Bidin’ My Time will be released on CD, LP, and DD. Hillman will embark on a 19-date US tour in support of the album.

Bidin’ My Time – Chris Hillman

01. Bells of Rhymney
02. Bidin’ My Time
03. Given All I Can See
04. Different Rivers
05. Here She Comes Again
06. Walk Right Back
07. Such Is The World That We Live In
08. When I Get a Little Money
09. She Don’t Care About Time
10. New Old John Robertson
11. Restless
12. Wildflowers


New David Crosby Album, Sky Trails

While this is not new news by any means, there is a possibility that some of you didn’t know that David Crosby wold be releasing a new album. As many of you already know, David Crosby has had a fine career in Rock and Roll. He began his storied time with The Byrds, and eventually became part of Crosby, Stills Nash, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. In addition, he has enjoyed a fruitful solo career with five solo albums to his name. his previous two released in 2014 (Croz), and 2016 (Lighthouse).

On September 29, BMG will add to that number of solo efforts with the release of Crosby’s latest, Sky Trails. the new album will feature then new songs.

Sky Trails will be released on CD, DD, and 2LP. The vinyl LP set will provide the album over three sides cut at 33 1/3 RPM while the fourth side will provide two songs from the album cut at 45 RPM. The two songs will be “She’s Got To Be Somewhere”, and “Here It’s Almost Sunset”.

Sky TrailsDavid Crosby

01 She’s Got To Be Somewhere
02 Sky Trails
03 Sell Me A Diamond
04 Before Tomorrow Falls On Love
05 Here It’s Almost Sunset
06 Capitol
07 Amelia
08 Somebody Home
09 Curved Air
10 Home Free



TAPSheet: Vinyl Release Notes – 05/05/2015

Vinyl reissues continue to be the upsurge in new releases. Even if there are no expectations laid out for a CD update of any given title, it seems that a vinyl issue can be had regardless. (Do NOT take bad heart, CD fans, it’s just hard to ignore the cool titles coming to vinyl these days.) And so:

On July 17, Rhino and Parlophone will meet to re-release three great titles that include Vienna (1980) by Ultravox, Space Ritual (1973) by Hawkwind, and Room To Roam (1990) by The Waterboys. All LPs are cut at the 180g weight. Space Ritual will be a 2LP set.

Ultravox Vienna

Curb Records will re-release the soundtrack to the Peter Fonda/Susan Strasberg film from 1968, The Trip, which contained music from The Electric Flag. It’s scheduled for July 10. This issue will contain a download card for the digital files, as well as an insert.

Electric Flag The Trip ST

On June 23, Friday Music will surprise us with a remastered LP of Mr Tambourine Man by The Byrds. It joins their previously reissued vinyl sets for Turn! Turn! Turn!, The Byrds’ Greatest Hits, and The Ballad Of Easy Rider. And like those previous LP reissues, Mr Tambourine Man will be pressed on 180g-weight vinyl. The real cool thing about this one i that it will be issued on clear vinyl.

Byrds Mr Tambourine Man

Friday Music will also reissue a remastered LP set for Heathen, the 2002 David Bowie release. In addition to the usual 180-weight vinyl, the title will be pressed on translucent blue vinyl, and will be housed in a tri-fold jacket. It is set for release on June 23.

David Bowie Heathen

And, as if that wasn’t enough goodness from Friday Music, they plan a reissue of Chicago Transit Authority (1969) by Chicago, scheduling for the same busy June 23 issue date.

On June 16, Partisan Records will release an “Indie Exclusive” issue of the upcoming Restless Ones by Heartless Bastards. It is restricted to only 1000 copies worldwide. My guess is that this will sport only the Partisan Records label without any indication of a Warner Music afiliation. Needless to say, if that is what you want, there will only be 1000. And while that may sound like a lot, you have to remember that Heartless Bastards is now a big name as a band.

Heartless Bastards Restless Ones

One of my all-time favorite sound tracks is One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Jack Nitzsche. The re-released vinyl is coming from its original label, Fantasy Records, planned for June 23.

One-Flew-Over-the-Cuckoos-Nest Nitzsche

TAPSheet: Release Notes – 07/01/2014 (US Report)

Matador Records have new music coming from The New Pornographers on August 26. The new album is being called Brill Bruisers, and will be issued on CD, DD, and vinyl LP.

New Pornographers Brill bruisers

Dogbear Records have Horizons coming from Kris Allen, slated for August 12.

Iconoclassic Records will reissue Power In The Music, the 1975 album from The Guess Who, with a release date of July 28.

429 Records/Savoy Records plan the new Loudon Wainwright III album, Haven’t Got the Blues (Yet), for release on September 9. In addition to this release, All Access Records will release a live set from a 1990 Austin TX radio broadcast featuring Loudon Wainwright III called Live At The Cactus Cafe. It’s set for August 12.

Wainwright Blues

All Access Records will also deliver a live set featuring The Byrds called Straight for The Sun. That album of a 1971 college radio broadcast will be released on CD, and vinyl LP, scheduled for August 12.

Real Gone Music will release a 2CD retrospective featuring the songs of The Dream Academy (“Life In A Northern Town”) on July 29. The album will be known as The Morning Lasted All Day: A Retrospective.

Vanguard Records will release the new Marc Broussard album, A Life Worth Living, on vinyl LP, DD, and CD, planned for July 29.

Verve Records have the funky Pop music of Dirty Loops coming in their label debut, Loopified. Loopified is on the calendar for August 19.

DirtyLoops Loopified

Legacy Recordings have The Essential Kinks planned for July 29.

Culture Factory will reissue The Academy In Peril, the 1972 gem by John Cale. The LP-styled CD will be released on September 2.

Nightmare Records have heavy metal on the calendar with Conquer, the new album from Halcyon Way planned for August 19.

Halcyon Way Conquer

Lita Ford does Live & Deadly, an album of live music from her shows in 2000. The reissue will be released as a mini-LP styled CD with limited edition, hand numbered paper sleeves on August 5.

Mad in Germany Music will reissue the 1996 album from Ian Hunter, his The Artful Dodger classic. It’s on the calendar for August 12.

Nuclear Blast Records will release the bluesy self-titled Led Zeppelin-like rock effort by Blues Pills, on August 5. Go ahead and give ’em a listen. You might be appreciative,

Blue Pills Blue Pills

If you remember Wreckless Eric from his Stiff Records days, then you might be very interested in his upcoming Fire Records’ release, Le Beat Group Electrique, scheduled for July 29.

LP, DD, and CD are coming from Rockbeat Records for their release of Up On The Chair, Beatrice, by The Psycho Sisters. It’s planned for August 5.

Metal blade will release Songs From November by Neal Morse, on August 19.

Proper Music will release a ‘best of’ featuring the music of Paul Carrack called simply The Best Of Paul Carrack. It’s slated for release on September 9.

Best Of Paul Carrack

Smokin Records will release a Heart live set from a 1978 radio broadcast of their Dog And Butterfly tour. The album, High Times & Other Delights is scheduled for August 12.


Finally, Rare Rockin’ Records have a collection of Neil Sedaka tunes recorded between 1958-1962 ready for Volume Two of In The Studio. It’s ready for July 29.

Neil Sedaka In the Studio