- A new Rolling Stone article has revealed some details about the upcoming batch of catalogue titles from Pearl Jam. The forthcoming reissues of Vs. (1993) and Vitalogy (1994) will feature "previously unheard bonus tracks (including an alternate version of “Corduroy” and a guitar-and-organ version of “Betterman”), an entire 1994 Boston show and a cassette from their Monkeywrench radio series." The article is not clear, but it seems as though both albums and bonus material may be paired together, or a separate box set is going to be released. More details to come, we're sure.
- Following rumors that Kate Bush may release new music in 2011 - her first effort since Aerial in 2005 - it's now being reported that four of her albums (The Dreaming (1982), Hounds of Love (1985), The Sensual World (1989) and The Red Shoes (1993)) will be reissued this year. Bush has got control of the masters from EMI, and is working with David Munns, a former EMI and Polygram executive, on the reissues.
Phil Cohen says
Kate Bush has always owned her recordings(through a company called "Novercia Ltd"). All that has changed is that EMI's existing license ended, and may, or may not, have been renewed. Almost all of her non-L.P. tracks(excepting instrumental versions of "Running Up That Hill" & "The Dreaming") were already included in discs 7 & 8 of the UK 8-CD set "This Woman's Work".
Ms.Bush long ago stated that the only one of her album sessions which produced a significant amount of unreleased songs was "Lionheart". At that time, she was still extensively utilising an extensive backlog of songs that she wrote in her mid-teens, before her recording career started. A full scale comeback by Kate Bush is unlikely, since she long ago(in interviews granted in conjunction with her 2005 album "Aerial") confirmed speculation that she doesn't perform live due to stage fright.
And this is my opinion to state this, but it seems that to a certain extent, that Ms.Bush has wanted to revoke her own fame; to disappear into a normal, anonymous life in suburban obscurity. Not releasing her video programs on DVD and taking certain albums off the market are definitely steps in the direction of becoming intentionally invisible and forgotten, to which I say "Be careful what you wish for, because it may come true."