Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up!
Dusty Springfield’s 1970 A Brand New Me LP (her follow-up Atlantic effort to the landmark Dusty in Memphis) found Dusty traveling to Sigma Sound in Philadelphia to work with Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff and Thom Bell, architects of the orchestrated soul known as “The Philadelphia Sound.” Springfield would have a #3 AC hit with the album’s title song. Brand New Me forms the basis of this new collection which adds seven bonus tracks: the single “I Wanna Be a Free Girl,” five outtakes which were previously featured on various Springfield reissues over the years, and the previously unreleased outtake “Sweet Charlie.” The original album has been resequenced, and all tracks have been newly remixed from the original multi-tracks by Ted Carfrae. Joe’s liner notes feature new quotes from legends Thom Bell and Kenny Gamble. It adds up to a complete celebration of Dusty Springfield’s spin on Philadelphia soul! Get the full scoop here!
k.d. lang, Ingénue: 25th Anniversary Edition (Nonesuch)
Canadian pop chanteuse k.d. lang celebrates the 25th anniversary of her breakthrough album Ingénue (which introduced the smash hit “Constant Craving”) with a newly-expanded deluxe edition pairing the album with previously unreleased performances from her MTV Unplugged special. Available as a 2-CD set, or a 2-LP version coming in August. Read more about it right here!
Lifehouse gathers together its greatest hits including “Hanging by a Moment” and “You and Me” on this new 18-track anthology, available on CD and digital platforms. Learn all about it here!
Nick Lowe, Nick The Knife / The Abominable Showman: Expanded Editions (Yep Roc)
Nick The Knife CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon Canada / Amazon U.K.
Nick The Knife LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon Canada / Amazon U.K.
The Abominable Showman CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon Canada / Amazon U.K.
The Abominable Showman LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon Canada / Amazon U.K.
Yep Roc’s taking the summer and fall getting Nick Lowe’s catalogue back into print, remastered and often with bonus tracks–and the first two are available to order now!
Yoko Ono, Fly / Approximately Infinite Universe / Feeling the Space: Expanded Editions (Secretly Canadian)
Fly 2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon Canada / Amazon U.K.
Fly 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon Canada / Amazon U.K.
Approximately Infinite Universe 2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon Canada / Amazon U.K.
Approximately Infinite Universe 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon Canada / Amazon U.K.
Feeling the Space CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon Canada / Amazon U.K.
Feeling the Space LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon Canada / Amazon U.K.
From Secretly Canadian comes the second batch of expanded reissues of Yoko Ono’s solo catalogue!
The Grateful Dead, Smiling On a Cloudy Day (Grateful Dead/Rhino)
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, Rhino’s put together a collection of 10 of the Dead’s most psychedelic early cuts.
Eagles, Their Greatest Hits Volumes 1 & 2 (Elektra/Rhino)
If you’re one of the 40 million people or so that missed either of the Eagles’ compilations when they were released in 1976 and 1982, you can now buy them in one package, on either CD or vinyl.