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[UPDATE] 5CD Who Classic Super Deluxe Box, My Generation

the-who-sde-my-generation-5cdWe all know that the upcoming Who reissue of My Generation is on its way. And many of us of are pleased as can be with the content that the five CDs will contain. If you haven’t discovered them already, well, I’ll recount them here for you:

The five CDs will offer 79 tracks including a newly remastered version of the original twelve mono tracks. The other four bonus discs include one with a stereo remix of the classic 1965 album. The next two combine to present forty-four alternate tracks, some previously unavailable. The third disc handles those in Mono, while the 4th explores the Stereo mixes. The remaining fifth disc is filled with eleven re-discovered demos tracks.

The set will add in an 80-page hard bound book that will appeal to fans with its filled treasure chest of photos, essays, notes, credits, and memorabilia from the classic period that surrounds the original album.

The 5CD Super Deluxe Box will be released on November 18.

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CD1: Original Mono Remaster
01. Out In The Street
02. I Don’t Mind
03. The Good’s Gone
04. La – La
05. Much Too Much
06. My Generation
07. The Kids Are Alright
08. Please, Please, Please
09. It’s Not True
10. I’m A Man
11. A Legal Matter
12. The Ox

CD2: 2014 Stereo Remix
01. Out In The Street
02. I Don’t Mind
03. The Good’s Gone
04. La – La
05. Much Too Much
06. My Generation
07. The Kids Are Alright
08. Please, Please, Please
09. It’s Not True
10. I’m A Man
11. A Legal Matter
12. The Ox

CD3: Bonus Alternate Tracks – Mono
01. I Can’t Explain
02. Bald Headed Woman
03. Daddy Rolling Stone
04. Leaving Here
05. Lubie, Come Back Home
06. Shout And Shimmy
07. (Love Is Like A) Heatwave
08. Motoring
09. Anytime You Want Me
10. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
11. Instant Party Mixture
12. Circles
13. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (French EP Mix)
14. Out In the Street (Alt guitar break)
15. Out In the Street (Alt early vocal)
16. I Don’t Mind (Full Length)
17. The Good’s Gone (Full Length)
18. My Generation (Alt version)
19. I’m A Man (V2 – Early vocal)
20. Daddy Rolling Stone (alt. take)
21. Lubie (Alt Mix)
22. Shout And Shimmy (Alt mix)
23. Circles (Alt Mix)

CD4:  Bonus Alternate Tracks – Stereo
01. Out In The Street (Alt – Take 1)
02. I Don’t Mind (Full Length Version)
03. The Good’s Gone (Full Length Version)
04. My Generation (Instrumental Version)
05. The Kids Are Alright (Alt – Take 1)
06. I Can’t Explain
07. Bald Headed Woman
08. Daddy Rolling Stone
09. Daddy Rolling Stone (Alt version)
10. Leaving Here
11. Lubie, Come Back Home
12. Shout And Shimmy
13. (Love Is Like A) Heatwave
14. Motoring
15. Anytime You Want Me
16. Instant Party Mixture
17. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
18. Circles (New Mix)
19. Daddy Rolling Stone (Alt Take B – New Mix)
20. Out In The Street (Alt Take 2)
21. I’m A Man (Alt – New Mix)

CD5: Demos
01. My Generation (V 3)
02. My Generation (V 2 – fragment)
03. The Girls I Could’ve Had
04. It’s Not True
05. As Children We Grew
06. Legal Matter
07. Sunrise (V 1)
08. Much Too Much
09. My Own Love
10. La – La
11. The Good’s Gone

 

A 5-Disc Super Deluxe Edition The Who Box Is Coming For My Generation

thewho_mygener_coverar_500dpi300rgb1000160228For many of the heavy hitters in Rock and Roll history, there has been multiple editions of classic albums. For The Who, that’s especially true. However, in this day and age of classic albums, in order to get people newly interested in a new acquisition of an old and oft reissued title, you have to offer an increasingly better and better product. That seems to be the way most reissues of classics are going with affordable Super Deluxe Editions.

On November 18, in the UK for now, there will be a 5-disc Super Deluxe Edition of the classic 1965 Who set, My Generation. Currently, there is no insider info to be had as of yet. The general assumption is that the set will contain the original Mono mix, a 2014 Stereo remix, along with a collection of demos and singles, b-sides, etc, etc. And while five CDs seem a bit much, it will be interesting to see just what will be in the box.

Certainly, a hard-bound book is an inevitable inclusion.

I’ll update as I get more info.

 

[UPDATE] Volume Four: The Polydor Singles 1975 – 2015 The Who 45 RPM 7″ Singles Box

The-Who-The-Polydor-Singles-768x768[UPDATE] This set was delayed from the originally announced date of May 5. Although the new date is not too far removed from the original projected date, it still bears notation for those that might be interested and have forgotten about its impending arrival.

Currently, there are three vinyl 45 RPM Boxset volumes in the market for The Who. Those are The Brunswick Singles, The Reaction Singles, and The Track Singles. All of these provide 7″ 45RPM vinyl singles of The Who releases. The next volume will be The Polydor Singles. The wait is over.

On June 17, Geffen Records will release The Polydor Singles Box with fifteen 7″ 45s to complete the four volume collection. This set completes the intended coverage of the labels that The Who have been affiliated with and the singles that were released. The Polydor singles cover the later years (see vinyl single coverage below). All discs are heavy-grade vinyl 45RPM replicated from their original UK release issues.

The Box will provide a 16-page booklet filled with copious information about each single release.

The Polydor Years Box

Volume Four: The Polydor Singles  1975-2015 – The Who
Tracklist:

01. Listening To You/See Me, Feel Me
b/w Overture
02. Squeeze Box
b/w ‘Success Story’
03. Who Are You
b/w Had Enough
04. Long Live Rock
b/w I’m the Face, My Wife (live)
05. 5.15
b/w I’m One
06. You Better You Bet
b/w The Quiet One
07. Don’t Let Go The Coat
b/w You
08. Athena
b/w A Man Is A Man
09. Eminence Front
b/w It’s Your Turn (This single was scheduled for release in the UK. Sleeves were printed but it was never released. It was to have been Who 7.)
10. Twist and Shout (live)
b/w I Can’t Explain (live)
11. Won’t Get Fooled Again / Bony Maronie (Live at Young Vic)
12. Join Together
b/w I Can See For Miles and Behind Blue Eyes (All three tracks live from 1989 US tour)
13. Real Good-Looking Boy
b/w Old Red Wine
14. Wire & Glass (EP) with
Sound Round, Pick Up The Peace, Endless Wire, We Got A Hit, They Made My Dream Come True, Mirror Door.
Polydor 1702801. Released 24 July 2006
15. Be Lucky
b/w I Can’t Explain (remix)

 

[UPDATE] Volume Four: The Polydor Singles 1966 – The Who 45 RPM 7″ Singles Box For May

The Who The Polydor SinglesCurrently, there are three vinyl 45 RPM Boxset volumes in the market for The Who. Those are The Brunswick Singles, The Reaction Singles, and The Track Singles. All of these provide 7″ 45RPM vinyl singles of The Who releases. The next volume will be The Polydor Singles. The wait is over.

On May 6, Geffen Records will release The Polydor Singles Box with fifteen 7″ 45s to complete the four volume collection. This set completes the intended coverage of the labels that The Who have been affiliated with and the singles that were released. The Polydor singles cover the later years (see vinyl single coverage below). All discs are heavy-grade vinyl 45RPM replicated from their original UK release issues.

The Box will provide a 20-page booklet filled with information about each single release.

The Polydor Years Box

 

Volume Four: The Polydor Singles  1975-2015 – The Who
Tracklist:

01. Listening To You/See Me, Feel Me
b/w Overture
02. Squeeze Box
b/w ‘Success Story’
03. Who Are You
b/w Had Enough
04. Long Live Rock
b/w I’m the Face, My Wife (live)
05. 5.15
b/w I’m One
06. You Better You Bet
b/w The Quiet One
07. Don’t Let Go The Coat
b/w You
08. Athena
b/w A Man Is A Man
09. Eminence Front
b/w It’s Your Turn (This single was scheduled for release in the UK. Sleeves were printed but it was never released. It was to have been Who 7.)
10. Twist and Shout (live)
b/w I Can’t Explain (live)
11. Won’t Get Fooled Again / Bony Maronie (Live at Young Vic)
12. Join Together
b/w I Can See For Miles and Behind Blue Eyes (All three tracks live from 1989 US tour)
13. Real Good-Looking Boy
b/w Old Red Wine
14. Wire & Glass (EP) with
Sound Round, Pick Up The Peace, Endless Wire, We Got A Hit, They Made My Dream Come True, Mirror Door.
Polydor 1702801. Released 24 July 2006
15. Be Lucky
b/w I Can’t Explain (remix)

 

 

Volume Four: The Polydor Singles 1966 – The Who 45 RPM 7″ Singles Box For May

Currently, there are three vinyl 45 RPM Boxset volumes in the market for The Who. Those are The Brunswick Singles, The Reaction Singles, and The Track Singles. All of these provide 7″ 45RPM vinyl singles of The Who releases. The next volume will be The Polydor Singles. The wait is over.

On May 6, Geffen Records will release The Polydor Singles Box with fifteen 7″ 45s to complete the four volume collection. The actual tracklist and cover art offerings are not yet available.

When the actual track-list becomes available, I will update this short post.

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TAPSheet: Release Notes – 10/01/15

Beggars Banquet plan the reissue of three classic Gary Numan titles on vinyl LP which will include The Pleasure Principle (1979), Telekon (2LP, 1980), and Replicas (with Tubeway Army, 1979). These three vinyl reissues will be released on December 11.

Gary Numan The Pleasure Principle

Surfdog Records will reissue a yellow vinyl LP press for Everything You Need (2003) by Slightly Stoopid. It is scheduled for December 11.

Reprise Records will release a 2LP red, white, and black colored vinyl set for American Idiot (2004) by Green Day. It’s on the calendar for November 27.

Mute Records have Saturdays=Youth (2008) , and Digital Shades, Volume 1 (2007), by M83, on reissued CD, planned for November 20.

Provogue Records plan a CD and LP offering for a new Leslie West set, Soundcheck. Soundcheck is the newest album from the celebrated guitarist that will contain eleven tracks. Exciting is the fact that there are big contributors to this new West album that include Peter Frampton, Brian May, Bonnie Bramlett, and the late Jack Bruce. Soundcheck is scheduled for November 20.

Leslie West Soundcheck

Eagle Rock Entertainment will release a Blu-ray edition of A Night At The Odeon featuring Queen. This BD set goes to shelves on November 20.

Eagle Rock Entertainment also has several other good offerings that include 2CD/BD, and 2CD/DVD editions of Live In Hyde Park featuring The Who, and 2CD/BD and 2CD/DVD editions of From The Vault: Live At Leeds 1982 featuring The Rolling Stones, (see how they did that? Leeds a well known Who title now affixed to The Stones, and Hyde, once attached to The Stones, now a Who set). All sets are pegged for release on November 20.

UDR will release Guilty As Sin by Girlschool on CD and vinyl LP, both on November 13. Nice to hear these UK girls once again.

Girlschool Guilty As Sin

4AD Records will release the new album by Daughter. The new album, called Not To Disappear, is planned for January 15, 2016. The album is being preceded by a single, “Doing The Right Thing” (see video below). The new album will offer ten tracks!

Lava Music will release a new Trans-Siberian Orchestra album called Letters From The Labyrinth. This 14-track set is on the calendar for November 13.

Audio Fidelity will release a Christmas SACD classic, The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole. It is scheduled for release on November 13.

And finally, Legacy Recordings will release a 4CD, 97-track collection of newly remastered radio broadcast and rehearsal pieces featuring Frank Sinatra in a package called Frank Sinatra: A Voice On Air  1935-1955. It is expected on November 20.

FS, A Voice On Air

 

Volume Three: The Track Singles – The Who 45 RPM 7″ Singles Box For October

The Who Track Singles 1967-1973Currently, there are two exclusive 7″ Singles Box sets featuring the released Who songs. The first, The Brunswick Singles represented the 1965-1966 gestational period for the band. It included eight singles. It was followed by The Reaction Singles, which represented the year of 1966 with five replica 7″ singles. Both box sets were extraordinary collectibles for core The Who fans.

On October 30, Geffen Records will continue the collectible sets with a massive assembly of fifteen replica UK  7″ vinyl The Who singles on Volume Three: The Track Singles 1967-1973 (see track-list below). The years represented are 1967 through 1973.

The singles will be housed in a box with a lid, and will contain an informative 20-page booklet with memorabilia, and new liner notes about each of the fifteen singles included within.

The final set will be The Polydor Singles, likely to be released at the turn of the New Year in 2016.

Volume Three: The Track Singles  1967-1973 – The Who
Tracklist:

01. Pictures of Lily
b/w Doctor Doctor
Released April 21, 1967
02. The Last Time
b/w Under My Thumb
Released June 30, 1967
03. I Can See For Miles
b/w Someone’s Coming
Released October 13, 1967
04. Dogs
b/w Call Me Lightning
Released June 14, 1968
05. Magic Bus
b/w Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde
Released October 11, 1968
06. Pinball Wizard
b/w Dogs Part Two
Released March 7, 1969
07. The Seeker
b/w Here For More
Released March 20, 1970
08. Summertime Blues
b/w Heaven and Hell
Released July 10, 1970
09. See Me, Feel Me
b/w Overture
Released October 1970, then withdrawn
10. TOMMY EP (‘See Me, Feel Me’, ‘Christmas’ b/w ‘Overture’, ‘I’m Free’
Released November 6, 1970
11. Won’t Get Fooled Again
b/w Don’t Know Myself’
Released June 25, 1971
12. Let’s See Action
b/w When I Was A Boy
Released October 15, 1971
13. Join Together
b/w Baby Don’t You Do It
Released June 16, 1972
14. Relay
b/w Waspman
Released December 22, 1972
15. 5.15
b/w Water
Released October 5, 1973

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Volume Two: The Reaction Singles 1966 – The Who 45 RPM 7″ Singles Box For August

The Who - Vol 2 The Reaction Singles Box high resBack in April 2015, Geffen Records (US), Polydor (UK) released Volume One in the expected four-set series of vinyl singles as they were originally released by The Who. (Read here.) Those represented the Brunswick label singles.

On August 14, that series continues with Volume Two – The Reaction Singles 1966. From that label, the band released five singles. And like the presentation of The Brunswick Singles, these will be released just as they were artistically. But, more exciting is the fact that these singles are remastered. The track list is as follows:

Track-list – Volume 2: The Reaction Singles 1966:

01 – Substitute
b/w Circles (AKA Instant Party)
Released March 4 1966
02 – Substitute
b/w Waltz For A Pig (This is version 3 with the unusual B-side credited to The Who Orchestra
Released March 14, 1966
03 – I’m a Boy
b/w In The City
Released August 26, 1966
04 – Ready Steady
Who EP with “Disguises”, “Circles” b/w “Batman”, “Bucket T”, “Barbara Ann”
Released November 11, 1966
05 – Happy Jack
b/w I’ve Been Away
Released December 9, 1966

The Box will add in an 8-page booklet with new liner notes detailing each Reaction single release.

The Who Volume Two Reaction Singles

Truancy: The Very Best Of Pete Townshend Leads Off Upcoming Solo Reissues, In June

Pete Townshend TruancyIf you don’t know who Pete Townshend is, well…

On June 30, UMe will release a Pete Townshend collection of tunes called Truancy: The Very Best Of Pete Townshend. This 17 track collection of newly remastered tunes will lead off a previously mentioned deal with UMe that will see the reissue of his nine solo albums.

Truancy will be beefed up with two new tracks, “Guantanamo”, and “How Can I Help You”. Truancy will feature new liner notes.

The following pieces are taken from the Press Release and are Pete Townshend’s words on the two new tracks:

“Pete Townshend on “Guantanamo”: “I thought this song might never see the light of day, but now President Obama has relaxed sanctions in Cuba, it is a happy sign he might go further. Technically this was created in rather a laborious way. I recorded a long organ drone using my vintage Yamaha E70 organ (used many times by me on Who and solo recordings in the past), and then cut it into something that sounded like a song using a feature unique to Digital Performer called ‘chunks.’ This creates blocks of groups of tracks that can be assembled and disassembled easily, like cutting multitrack analogue tape with a razor blade, but with less blood. The lyric grew out of the implicit angry frustration in the organ tracks.”

“Townshend again, “‘How Can I Help You’ was inspired partly by the frustrating emotional difficulties experienced by a valued colleague. He was in great physical pain and it drove him into depression. I performed an acoustic version of the song on my partner Rachel Fuller’s webcast show ‘In the Attic.’ I began this recording with an acoustic guitar, added drum loops and breaks then Gretsch and Rickenbacker 12-string guitars and John Entwistle’s hybrid Thunderbird-Fender Precision bass.””

The Townshend solo extended and remastered solo reissues are expected shortly, pushing outward through 2016.

Truancy: The Very Best Of Pete Townshend 
Track-List:

01 – Pure And Easy (from Who Came First)
02 – Sheraton Gibson (from Who Came First)
03 – Let’s See Action (Nothing Is Everything) (from Who Came First)
04 – My Baby Gives It Away (from Rough Mix)
05 – A Heart To Hang On To (from Rough Mix)
06 – Keep Me Turning (from Rough Mix)
07 – Let My Love Open The Door (from Empty Glass)
08 – Rough Boys (from Empty Glass)
09 – The Sea Refuses No River (from All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes)
10 – Face Dances (Pt. 2) (from All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes)
11 – White City Fighting (from White City)
12 – Face The Face (from White City)
13 – I Won’t Run Anymore (from The Iron Man)
14 – English Boy (from Psychoderelict)
15 – You Came Back (from Scoop)
16 – Guantanamo (New song)
17 – How Can I Help You (New song)

 

New 5CD Kronos Quartet Box Celebrating Terry Riley Set for June

Kronos One EarthFor over forty years, The Kronos Quartet from Washington/San Francisco has produced an amazing array of music. The quartet (David Harrington – violin, John Sherba – violin, Hank Dutt – viola, Sunny Lang – cello. Sunny Yang is the band’s fourth replacement at cello. Kronos began with Joan Jeanrenaud, who was with them from their inception in 1973 until 1999.) has become a popular collective with well over 850 commissioned works and more than three times that in live performances. From a recorded standpoint, the Kronos Quartet have released more than sixty albums.

On June 16, Nonesuch Records (their longtime label) will release a 5CD set by Kronos Quartet called One Earth, One People, One Love – Kronos Plays Terry Riley. The music found on this set feature compositions by American composer, Terry Riley.  Terry Riley is a California-based minimalist of Western classical music. This innovative composer has a wide collection of recorded works spanning from 1963. To give you the scope of influence that Terry Riley has, it is said that the minimalist electronic organ work in “Baba O’Riley” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again” are Townshend’s inspired work drawn from Riley’s “A Rainbow In Curved Air”. (Check it out; it’s there!)

Of the four titles included in this set, three are previously released Nonesuch issues (the Grammy-nominated Salome Dances for Peace – 1989, 2CD; Requiem For Adam – 2001, The Cusp Of Magic – 2008). The other album, Sunrise Of The Planetary Dream Collector: Music of Terry Riley is a brand new offering by Kronos recorded to celebrate the 80th birthday of Terry Riley.

For Kronos Quartet fans not wanting the entire box, or who may already be in possession of the previously released albums, Nonesuch will be making the new title, Sunrise Of the Planetary Dream Collector: Music Of Terry Riley, available separate of the box. It will share the Box release date of June 16.

Kronos Quartet Dream

I have been a fan of Kronos Quartet since their Steve Reich collaboration, Different Trains/Electric Counterpoint. As an admission, it was Tangerine Dream who opened the many doors I willingly walked through after them to become aware of artists like the Classical masters (Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Grofé, Debussy, Holst, etc), the developing classicists like Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Vangelis, etc. The list goes on and on, so thank-you, Tangerine Dream!)

If you’re an adventurous music fan, I can highly recommend the ambient classical gems like Isao Tomita (who no longer records), Philip Glass, and others like Terry Riley, whom this entire new set is based upon. I recognize that Kronos Quartet, or even Terry Riley won’t be for everyone. But if you’re that kind of fan, I hope this news brings you joy!