With the calendar about to turn over to September, it's definitely catalogue season. We've seen a lot of reissues, expansions and box sets announced - enough to make my post-vacation-hazed head spin - and plenty more are certainly on the way.
Before we get into that, though, I want to thank not only Joe for holding the fort down expertly while I was away, but to you, the reader, for sticking with us. The rest of the year is going to be awesome for catalogue enthusiasts, and The Second Disc is more than pleased to help bring awareness of it to your door.
Now here are a few more releases to keep you in the know.
- Not only did Hip-o Select announce Tammi Terrell's Come On and See Me: The Complete Solo Collection last week, they also unveiled two other titles. First, the Dinah Washington singles set that Harry Weinger promised us last month only has a title - The Fabulous Miss D: The Keynote, Decca and Mercury Singles - and a cover photo (viewable here) - but more info on this set should be available soon. Then there's a limited, double-disc live set from The Neville Brothers ready for order; Authorized Bootleg: Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA - February 27, 1989 captures Aaron, Art, Cyril and Charles delivering New Orleans-style soul ahead of that year's hit album Yellow Moon. Order that here.
- Yet another Madness LP is being expanded by Salvo Music: this time, it's Wonderful, the 1999 LP that saw the original line-up of the band reunited for the first time since 1984. Remixes and B-sides abound on this set, available here.
- Rhino Handmade, in addition to unearthing The State's unreleased Comedy for Gracious Living record, announced a deluxe edition of Shoot Out the Lights, the final album by Richard and Linda Thompson released in 1982. This set includes the original LP (minus the non-LP B-side "Living in Luxury" included on an earlier reissue on Rykodisc Records) with a bonus disc of unreleased live tracks recorded during the famed American tour in which Richard and Linda - headed for divorce and full of contempt for each other - put on a mesmerizing show. Preliminary information is available from Rhino right here.
- Film Score Monthly has announced a clutch of television titles. One is another volume of Alan Silvestri's early work for the hit show CHiPs, the other is TV Omnibus Volume One (1962-1976), an intriguing five-disc collection of obscure television works by some of the most recognized composers in film and television history, including Jerry Goldsmith, Dave Grusin, John Williams, Lalo Schifrin and others. Find them here and here.
- Again we turn to the genius (or geniuses, I honestly have no idea) of Slicing Up Eyeballs, who got two neat reissue stories while your catalogue correspondent was on holiday. Last week they sorted through potential future catalogue titles for The Cure - including a potential expansion of remix LP Mixed Up (1990), a box set of BBC recordings and the premiere DVD release of The Cure in Orange - and then, in a great Q&A with Martyn Ware of Heaven 17, got him to shed some light on some recently unearthed demos to be included in a forthcoming reissue of the band's 1981 debut LP Penthouse and Pavement. Good stuff all around.
- Finally - for now, anyway - we come full circle with some news from Universal Music Enterprises. That promised reissue of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' Damn the Torpedoes, expected October 26 from UMe/Geffen, is said to have some unreleased outtakes from the original album sessions as bonus material. (This is coming from a little blurb in the latest issue of Rolling Stone.) And Island will stuff the stockings of Bon Jovi fans with a new compilation. Greatest Hits will street November 9 and include 14 hits alongside two new tracks, including new single "What Do You Got?" A double-disc set with 28 cuts in total will have two additional new tracks.