The latest bit of reissue news around the water cooler is that John Lennon’s catalog, owned by EMI, is set to get the deluxe treatment this year, likely timed around what would have been his 70th birthday on Oct. 9. It seems like a great time for EMI to do so; The Plastic Ono Band recently announced a gig in Brooklyn next month. Plus there’s been a lot of hoopla over The Beatles’ catalogue lately. Perhaps you’ve noticed.
The bummer note thus far is I can’t get much of a confirmation on any reissue plans thus far. My sources are here and here, and while I do greatly enjoy Vintage Vinyl News (the first link) there seems to be nothing firmed down by EMI itself. If you happen to know more, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. Rest assured I’ll be on the case to get the story, as well as any others from the world of back catalogue music.