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Two Flaming Lips Packages For April and May

The Flaming Lips are known for their incredible psychedelic rock song-craft. Since 1983, this quirky but lovable band has captured the attention of faithful fans. Over time, The Flaming Lips have released seventeen albums including the popular Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (2002). It would seem that, as fans, we can’t get enough of Flaming Lips music. (Their last release, Oczy Mlody (2017) was crazy good!)

On April 20, Rhino (with Ryko) will reach deep for Scratching The Door: The First Recordings Of The Flaming Lips. It will contain nineteen songs from the first lineup of the band. These songs have been remastered.

Scratching The Door: The First Recordings Of The Flaming Lips

01. Bag Full Of Thoughts
02. Out For A Walk
03. Garden Of Eyes
04. Forever Is A Long Time
05. Scratchin’ The Door
06. My Own Planet
07. Killer On The Radio
08. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
09. Batman Theme
10. Handsome Johnny
11. Flaming Lips Theme Song 1983
12. The Future Is Gone
13. Underground Pharmacist
14. Real Fast Words
15. Groove Room
16. Jesus Shootin’ Heroin
17. Trains, Brains & Rain
18. Communication Breakdown
19. Summertime Blues

Further, on May 25, Rhino will also reissue the band’s first four studio sets (Hear It Is – 1986, Oh My Gawd!!!…The Flaming Lips – 1987, Telepathic Surgery – 1989, In a Priest Driven Ambulance (With Silver Sunshine Stares) – 1990). These were released on the Restless label. This 6CD Box is being called Seeing The Unseeable: The Complete Studio Recordings of The Flaming Lips 1986-1990.

The 6CD Box will not only provide a fifth disc of rarities in fifteen tracks, and a sixth disc of The Mushroom Tapes, itself a heavily bootlegged set of Flaming Lips demos now being officially made available. ALL tracks are newly remastered. This box will also be digitally released.

CD5 (Rare Tracks):
01. Death Valley ’69
02. Thank You
03. Can’t Stop The Spring (Remix)
04. After The Gold Rush
05. Death Trippin’ At Sunrise
06. Drug Machine In Heaven  (Sub Pop 7” single)
07. Strychnine/Peace, Love And Understanding
08. Lucifer Rising
09. Ma, I Didn’t Notice
10. Let Me Be It
11. She’s Gone Mad Again
12. Golden Hearse
13. Stand In Line
14. I Want To Kill My Brother; The Cymbal Head
15. Five Stop Mother Superior Rain

CD6 (The Mushroom Tapes):
1. Take Meta Mars
2. Mountain Side
3. There You Are
4. Five Stop Mother Superior Rain
5. Rainin’ Babies
6. Unconsciously Screamin’
7. Stand In Line
8. God’s A Wheeler Dealer
9. Agonizing
10. One Shot
11. Cold Day
12. Jam


TAPSheet: Release Notes – August 15, 2017

On October 27, Chrysalis Records will revisit the catalog of The Specials for re-release on vinyl LPs. The albums selected for this are: The Singles, Specials, More Specials, Live At The Moonlight Club (which will also be re-released as a CD set, same date), and In The Studio. All LPs will be reissued on black vinyl and pressed on 180g-weight vinyl.

BMG will release the new album by Hollywood Undead called V(Five). V is expected on CD and vinyl LP scheduled for October 27. The band will begin a 48-date US/Canada tour in support of this upcoming 14-track album.

As a nice random note, if you’re a fan of Australia’s import, The Paper Kites, the band has announced on Twitter that they are officially beginning work on their third full-length album. They’re first two, States, and Twelvefour, have been successes. And the fans anxiously await…

Omnivore Recordings have a brand new, 5-track EP coming from classic band, NRBQ. The EP is being called Happy Talk, and will feature three original songs, and two covers (Roy Orbison’s “Only The Lonely”, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Happy Talk”) Happy Talk arrives on October 20 on CD.

Merge Records will release a newly remastered 10th Anniversary 2LP Edition of Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga by Spoon. In essence, the original LP will feature on one disc while the second vinyl disc will feature their 12-track bonus EP, Get Nice!. This classic Spoon album was originally released in 2007.

Michael McDonald‘s new studio set, Wide Open, will be released on September 15 on CD, while the vinyl 2LP edition is scheduled for October 13.

Rhino Records plan a 2LP 25th Anniversary reissue of Gordon, the 1992 debut from Barenaked Ladies.

Rhino also plans 2LP 180g-weight vinyl LP Deluxe Editions of two Hagar-era Montrose titles, Montrose, and Paper Money. Both are scheduled for October 13.

Atlantic Records will release an Expanded and Remastered Edition of Chaos A.D., the 1996 two million-selling classic by Sepultura. In addition to the remastered original album, this new reissue will add in seventeen bonus tracks including a studio cover version of Black Sabbath‘s “Symptom Of The Universe”. Other bonus inclusions are seven Live cuts, five outtakes, and two previously unreleased instrumental rehearsal tracks of “Clenched Fists”. The album is scheduled for October 13 on CD and 2LP.

Omnian Music Group will release the new album by Cults. Four years after their previous album (Static – 2013), Offering, an eleven-track set of originals, is expected to advance the band in greater style. Offering will be issued on CD, DD, and vinyl LP on October 6.

For W.A.S.P. fans, their classic The Crimson Idol was intended to accompany a movie. Now, that movie will be issued as a collection called W.A.S.P. Reidolized: The Soundtrack to The Crimson Idol. This remastered set that includes the original album along with six previously unreleased tunes. To further the set, the original film, The Crimson Idol is being presented on DVD and Blu-ray. This set will also be provided on 2LP sets long with the six unreleased tracks, scheduling for October 6.

With the holidays just a “mere” five months away, be sure to include a new Christmas set by Alabama in your celebratory moods. The new album is called American Christmas and will be filled with 15 familiar classics like “Silent Night”, “Auld Lang Syne”, “Jingle Bells”, “Away In A Manger”, “Winter Wonderland”, and more. It’s scheduled for October 6 on CD and DD.

And finally…

Warner Brothers Records will release a vinyl picture disc of Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips. It is scheduled to be available on September 29.


New Flaming Lips Album, Oczy Mlody, Expected In January

flaming-lips-oczy-mlodyThe Flaming Lips are a band that is progressive in a strangely psychedelic way. And they’ve been around for a long, long time. Their last wildly successful album was Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (2002). It provided the hit song, “Do You Realize?”. The album was critically acclaimed and well worth the time spent listening to it, even on repeat. Since that album, The Flaming Lips has experimented heavily. Their last album, With A Little Help From My Fwends (2014), was a cover set for The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper.

On January 13, Warner Bros Records will release the fifteenth studio album set from the band. The new album is being called Oczy Mlody and is expected to be a return to the style of Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots. It will provide twelve new songs including the now available fore-running track (hear below), “The Castle”.

Oczy Mlody will be released on CD, DD, and vinyl LP. The CDs will be made available in both Explicit (PA), and Edited versions. The LP will be a 2LP set, pressed on 180g-weight purple and orange vinyl. The LP will provide download rights.

TAPSheet: Release Notes – 03/10/2014 (US Report)

Real Gone Music have White Rock, the 1977 album from Rick Wakeman, scheduled for April 29.


Nonesuch Records have Upside Down Mountain from Conor Oberst, his latest solo album coming on May 20 in CD, 2LP (with bonus CD inclusion), and DD.

Nonesuch Records also have scheduled the new self-titled solo effort from Natalie Merchant (10,000 Maniacs) for May 6.

Rhino Records have scheduled the extraordinary 2013 remaster, remix of the live Deep Purple 1972 classic, Made In Japan for US purchase on May 20, just a day later from the UK release.  Plan on the remastered single CD reissue, the 4CD/1DVD w/7″ vinyl single of the Limited Deluxe Edition, and the 2CD Deluxe Edition (no word on vinyl) on that date. How sweet, huh?


Frontiers Records have High Road coming from Night Ranger on June 10 in both CD, and a CD/DVD Deluxe Edition.

Projekt Records have a 3CD 30th Anniversary Edition (Remastered) of the Steve Roach classic ambient album, Structures From Silence planned for April 15. There will also be a single CD set of the title as well.  Watch for a more complete write-up of this classic album in the next few days.


Fantasy Records have Greatest Hits featuring Creedence Clearwater Revival on the slate for April 29.

UMe have a Powerman 5000 album scheduled for May 27. The album is called Builders Of The Future.

Candlelight Records have a 20th Anniversary Edition of In the Nightside Eclipse by Emperor, scheduled for June 10.

Warner Brothers have 7 Skies H3 from The Flaming Lips scheduled for May 20 on CD.

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Atlantic Records/Parlophone have new Coldplay on the way with the release of their next album, Ghost Stories, planned for May 19.


Savoy Records will release new Echo & The Bunnymen music with the arrival of Meteorites, scheduled for June 3.


Roadrunner Records have Magic Mountain from Black Stone Cherry planned for May 6.

Finally, Legacy and Epic have a 15CD Box featuring The Complete Studio Recordings for Joe Satriani. It’s scheduled for April 22.


And Happy Birthday to Mrs TAP!