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Four Waterboys Classic Re-Released In September

In anticipation of the new Waterboys album, Out Of All This Blue, expected on September 9, Chrysalis Records is reaching back to re-release several versions of The Waterboys’ classic-era albums including This Is The Sea, Fisherman’s Blues, Room To Roam, and the collection, The Best Of The Waterboys 81-90. There’s little special here. In fact, you’ve seen them all. But if you haven’t acquired one of these newer remastered recordings, then here’s an opportunity.

On September 22, watch for:

A 2CD Collector’s Edition of This Is The Sea featuring 2004 remasters, and fourteen bonus tracks. It will be housed in an 8-panel digipak.

A 4-panel single CD re-release of The Best Of The Waterboys 81-90, originally released in 1991.

A 4-panel digipack single CD re-release of Fisherman’s Blues featuring 2006 remasters.

An 8-panel digipack 2CD re-release of Room to Roam featuring 2008 remasters, and a second disc of seventeen bonus tracks.

 

The Waterboys To Release New Album, Out Of All This Blue

The mainstay of The Waterboys is Mike Scott. Over the course of his tenure with the band, they have released eleven studio albums, all of which are, essentially, Mike Scott with a revolving door of musicians. If you ask any student of ’80s Rock, they’ll likely – and warmly – mention The Waterboys in reverential tones. Mostly, they’ll reference This Is The Sea, the album that produced “The Whole Of The Moon”. It is Mike Scott’s literary love and deep concept that fuels the lyrics of each album. What’s amazing is that each and every album released by The Waterboys have charted in a healthy way including 2015’s Modern Blues. And we’re about to get a new Waterboys album.

On September 8, BMG via The End Records will release Out Of All This Blue. It will feature a double album – 23 songs in all – of original music by Mike Scott. One of those songs, “If The Answer Is Yeah!” is currently available to enjoy (hear below). As usual, Mike Scott uses the current flavors of Rock and Roll to blend in a stylistic swirl of Blues with. The new song ends up being an enjoyable song bringing promise to the upcoming new album.

Out Of All This Blue will be issued on 2CD, DD, and 2LP sets. To make for a better deal, a 3CD Deluxe Edition, and a 3LP Deluxe Edition will be available as well. In addition to the original album, the Deluxe Edition will deliver eleven bonus tracks including an alternate version of “If The Answer Is Yeah!” There will be a small UK tour to support the album’s release beginning on October 18.

“I pictured a rainbow. You held it in your hand…” (listen to “The Whole Of The Moon” here)

 

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 – 04/23/2015

There are a series of interesting things being released on both vinyl LP and CD, enough that they bear mentioning in a post.

On the LP side there will be:

Apple Records will release a John Lennon vinyl LP box that will include all eight albums. The entire collection has been remastered for vinyl and cut to 180-weight. All artwork will adhere to the original UK releases. The Box, Lennon, will release on June 9, with each album being made available individually on August 21.

Lennon Vinyl Box

 

Friday Music, who creates spectacular vinyl LP reissues, with plans for Limited Edition gatefold , 180g-weight gems for Hotcakes (1974) by Carly Simon, and the St Elmo’s Fire sounstrack (1985). Both are scheduled for June 23.

Carly Simon - Hotcakes

Also scheduled for June 23 is a reissued vinyl LP for Americana (1998) by The Offspring, coming via ORG Music.

Beggar’s Banquet will reissue The Fall titles on vinyl LP with This Nation’s Saving Grace (1985), The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall (1984), The Wonderful And Frightening Escape Route To The Fall, and Schtick – Yarbles Revisited. These titles are planned for June 16.

On June 16, Atlantic Records will re-release an LP edition of 4 by Foreigner.

Foreigner 4

Rhino and Parlophone will re-release two vinyl 180g LP sets for Beth Orton, of Comfort Of Strangers (2006), and Daybreakers (2002). these are on the calendar for June 9.

Also scheduled for June 9, via Friday Music, is a vinyl LP edition of Always On My Mind (1982) by Willie Nelson.

Reprise Records will re-release Crack The Skye (2009) by Mastodon, on Baby Blue colored vinyl. It is planned for June 2.

Mastodon Crack The Skye

Friday Music will reissue Two For The Show, the 1978 live set by Kansas scheduling for May 26.

Friday Music will revisit The Yes Album (1971) in a unique way that includes 180g vinyl in a 2LP box set with the album remixed to 45RPM. It’s planned for May 26. The label will also add Sweetnighter (1973) by Weather Report to the list of their titles coming back to LP, same date.

Also on May 26, Rhino Vinyl plans a 2LP Deluxe Edition of Tutu (1986) by Miles Davis.

Miles Davis Tutu

Rhino plans two LP re-releases on May 26, both for a-ha. The titles include Scoundrel Days (1986), and Hunting High and Low (1984). Hunting High And Low, of course, contained the band’s big hit, “Take On Me”.

Atlantic Records will re-release Loaded by The Velvet Underground on vinyl LP planning for My 26.

On May 19, Rhino will re-release This Is The Sea by The Waterboys on 180g-weight vinyl.

Waterboys This Is the Sea

Now…since you made it through the vinyl, here’s the CD pay-off for those that waited for it:

On May 26, Rhino and Parlophone will offer the Steven Wilson remix of Aqualung by Jethro Tull, on both a standard issue CD (all by its lonesome), and a vinyl LP edition.  Also planned for CD only release is the Steven Wilson remix of Benefit, by Jethro Tull.

Aqualung Jethro Tull

Fantasy Records will deliver a 3CD collection for Little Richard, highlighting Specialty Records, and Vee-Jay Records. The set is called Directly From My Heart: The Best Of The Specialty and Vee-Jay Years. It’s scheduled for My 26.

 

TAPSheet: Release Notes – 04/17/2015

Curb Records will release several 2CD collections in a series titled 35 Biggest Hits. There will be one for Tim McGraw, and one for Hank Williams Jr. Both are expected on June 16.

Friday Music will be issuing a Limited Edition 180g vinyl upgrade for classic Al Stewart Arista debut, Time Passages on June 9. The album jacket will be gatefold.

Sonic Boom Records will release a chronicling 21-track CD featuring live radio broadcast recordings from The Cramps. The CD will be called Coast To Coast. It is planned for June 9.

Cramps Coast To Coast

For other LP reissues, look to Rhino and Parlophone, who will re-release a 180g vinyl version of Thick As A Brick by Jethro Tull on June 9.

Grateful Dead Productions will release a 2LP set of The Best Of The Grateful Dead: 1967-1977, on June 9. On the same date, the two labels will join to release a 180g vinyl edition of Fisherman’s Blues by The Waterboys. This Is The Sea (The Waterboys) is slated sooner on May 19.

Anti Records will release a Limited Edition 10″ vinyl edition of the new Mavis Staples set, Your Good Fortune, on June 9.

Mavis Staples Your Good Fortune

 

Frontiers Records have Indestructible by House of Lords coming on June 9.

Sharon Van Etten I Don't Want To Let You Down

Jagjaguwar Records have a 5-track Sharon Van Etten EP slated for June 9. The EP, called  will contain four songs, and a live version of “Tell Me” (demo’d on Tramp -2012), will be called I Don’t Want To Let You Down. Good news, indeed! Planned for CD, DD, and vinyl.

Also on June 9, Chrome Dreams will release a 2DVD set featuring Patti Smith from the formative NYC years. The set is called Hell Hath No Fury. Seems like a ‘must view’ set of films.

Patti Smith Hell Hath No Fury 2DVD

 

Rhino Records will release Jeff Beck Live + on May 4 on CD form. The live cuts here were taken from performances in 2014. The album will include two studio songs as well.

Next week, Rockbeat Records will release Irishman In New York, a 2CD Live set from 1979 featuring one of the greatest Rock guitarists in our history, Rory Gallagher. It’s planned for April 28.

Rory Gallagher Irishman In New York

Nonesuch Records will release The Traveling Kind by Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell on May 12.

And if you’re intrigued by the thought of a blend of old school dance disco, jazz, and Top 40, then this girl, Roisin Murphy might do the trick. I have to say that she can put it together. Her newest album, her first in eight years, Hairless Toys, is planned for May 12.

Roisin Murphy Hairless Toys

And DO NOT forget that the long awaited audio upgrade of Emerson, Lake, & Palmer‘s classic, Trilogy, is scheduled for May 5.

ELP Trilogy

 

TAPSheet: Release Notes – November 20, 2014 (US Report)

We are apparently in our annual industry slowdown, where the labels hang their hats on the albums already announced, and sit in boardrooms to discuss the potential upcoming year’s packages. News comes trickling down. Not a pretty sight. But we’re used to it. So, while we may be a bit truncated in available news, we do try to make up the difference in other things. Long time readers already know what I’m talking about. And so it goes…

Capitol Records will release the next The Decemberists album, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World, on January 20 of 2015. The title will be issued in CD, LP, and DD formats.

The Decemberists What A Terrible World

Verve Music will release the new Diana Krall album, Wallflower, on CD, LP, and DD, with a 16-track Deluxe Edition planned as well. All are scheduled for February 3.

Audio Fidelity will reissue a Guess Who ‘best of’ title, The Best Of The Guess Who (1971), in SACD featuring a remix of the Quadrophonic 4-channel. The set is Hybrid and will offer 2-channel stereo as well. It is scheduled for December 30.

Sleater-Kinney will release new music with their upcoming title, No Cities To Love. The new album, which will feature Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker, and Janet Weiss, will be released in several formats that include CD, LP, a limited edition white vinyl 2LP set, and DD. The vinyl sets will include download cards for the DD versions of the songs. No Cities To Love is expected on January 20 via Sub-Pop Records. The label will release the new album internationally on January 19.

Sleater - Kinney No Cities To Love

Rounder Records will release the new Blackberry Smoke album, Holding All The Roses, on February 10 on CD, LP, and DD. This is their latest since 2012’s The Whippoorwill. If you have never heard of Blackberry Smoke, well, shades of the ’70s on ya. They bear an uncanny resemblance to the style produced by ’70s era, California-based Rock and Roll, as well as the classic southern sounds. Think Eagles, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, and go from there.

Blackberry Smoke Holding All The Roses

Hostess Entertainment will release new Belle And Sebastian music with their upcoming Girls in Peacetime Want To Dance, scheduling the set for January 20. It’s planned for CD, DD, and a Limited Edition vinyl LP set.

If you missed our Deep PurpleMade in Europe post from yesterday, a recap for you: Early in 2015, Universal will release a remixed Box set of Made in Europe (1976) featuring all of the shows, as well as a documentary. We’ll keep you posted with any updates on that set.

Deep Purple Made in Europe

Suzanne Vega will have her Live At The Speakeasy (1985), a radio broadcast show, made available on CD, scheduled for January 13.

While The Waterboys are essentially Mike Scott, and Steve Wickham (mainly Mike Scott), it is still an interesting event to have a new recording by the band whenever they release one. On January 19, The Waterboys will release Modern Blues, scheduled for CD, LP, and DD. Like Simple Minds, what this band produces is usually very listenable and equally enjoyable.

Waterboys Modern Blues

Leftfield Media will release a live KSAN radio broadcast of the October 4, 1970 Jefferson Airplane appearance at Winterland. The set is called Last Stand At Winterland, and will issue on LP (as an import) on December 2, and as a CD on January 13.

Jefferson Airplane Last Stand At Winterland

 

 

TAPSheet: Vinyl LP Reissues By The Truckload

Whether you like it or not (and I know some of you), vinyl has made an interesting resurgence against digital downloads, and the CD. And while the purpose of this post is not to debate the quality issues, availability, or even viability, I think it fascinating that it has come back from virtually being eliminated from the marketplace. Nevertheless, as noted, we’re here for a different purpose, the releases of some vinyl titles.

Rhino and Parlophone will be reissuing More Specials (1980) from The Specials on June 10. This edition will come complete with a bonus 7″ single. The LP is going to be 180g weight press.

The Specials More Specials

On June 17, Rhino/Parlophone will press The Specials live set, Live At The Moonlight Club (1997).

Elektra Records will release studio catalog of Kyuss titles on vinyl LP that include Wretch (1991) on 2LP, Welcome To the Sky Valley (1994), Blues From The Red Sun (1992), and the swansong album, …And The Circus Leaves Town (1995). All Kyuss titles are slated for July 22.

Warner Brothers have Trio, the 1987 album featuring Dolly Parton, Emmlou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt, on the calendar for June 10. The set is pressed on 180g vinyl.

One of my favorites, Snakes And Ladders: The Best Of Faces (1976), will be released as a Limited Edition 180g vinyl LP, slated for June 17.

FacesSnakesAndLadders

Also on June 17, and also from Friday Music, will be a 180g vinyl press of The Best Of Kansas (1984).

Rhino/Parlophone will re-release a 180g vinyl cut of This Was (1968) by Jethro Tull, as well as a 180g press of The Waterboys (1983), the fine debut album from The Waterboys.

Scheduling for June 24, Friday Music have several heavy hitters planned for 180g vinyl, which includes Aretha’s Gold (1969) featuring Aretha Franklin, Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School (1980) by Warren Zevon, Elvis’ Gold Records, Volume 5 (1984), Hey Stoopid (1991) by Alice Cooper,  and Chicago VII (1974) from Chicago.

Zevon Bad Luck Streak

Duotone Music will re-release Wildwood Flower from June Carter Cash on June 24.

Original Recordings Group will re-release Johnny Cash With His Hot And Blue Guitar (1957) on LP on July 8.

Original Recording Group will re-release Tapestry from Carole King on vinyl LP, with a release date of June 24.

On July 1, XL Records will re-release Their Law: The Singles 1990-2005, the 2005 ‘best of’ from The Prodigy on vinyl LP.

Rhino Records plan the vinyl LP re-release of the Buckingham/Nicks era- Fleetwood Mac ‘best of’, Greatest Hits (1988) for June 24.

FleetwoodMac Greatest Hits

Epitaph Records will reissue Pennywise, the 1991 debut from Pennywise, on purple vinyl, planning the release for June 30.

Reprise Records have the 2LP disco classic, Saturday Night Fever, featuring The Bee Gees, scheduled for 180g vinyl on June 24.

And I’ve barely touched on this.