Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up!
This massive, limited edition vinyl box set collects the legendary band’s 15 studio albums from Sticky Fingers (1971) to Blue and Lonesome (2016) on 20 meticulously-recreated LPs with original art elements, inserts, and more. Each album, pressed on 180-gram vinyl, has been remastered and cut at half-speed at Abbey Road Studios from vinyl-specific tape transfers. In addition, each album will include a download card for HD digital files. The box itself boasts a numbered certificate. Read more here!
This new collection includes 19 tracks from vocal trio Love Unlimited beginning with the single release of “Walkin’ in the Rain with the One I Love.” When not serving as White’s backup group, Glodean James, Linda James, and Diane Taylor recorded five albums between 1972 and 1979. Three of those LPs are represented via the A- and B-sides compiled on this set. (The final two albums were released on the Unlimited Gold label, first distributed by 20th Century and then by CBS/Columbia.) This anthology will be available on either one CD or two vinyl LPs.
Barry White “borrowed” the Love Unlimited name for his plush orchestral productions often arranged and conducted in tandem with the great Gene Page. The Love Unlimited Orchestra released ten albums between 1974 and 1983 on 20th Century and later Unlimited Gold including one soundtrack with joint credit shared with White and Love Unlimited (the trio).The 20th Century Records Singles 1973-1979 collects all fourteen of the orchestra’s U.S. 7-inch singles (A- and B-sides) released on 20th Century between 1973-1979, beginning of course with “Love’s Theme,” as well as the 12-inch single disco versions of another seven tracks, on two CDs. The same collection will also be available on a vinyl 3-LP set. Get the full track listings for both White-related sets here!
The Cure, Mixed Up: Deluxe Edition (Universal (U.K.)/Elektra/Rhino (U.S.))
1CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
3CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
Mixed Up 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
Torn Down 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
The Cure revisits its 1990 remix album as a 3-CD deluxe edition. The first disc of the new set contains the original Mixed Up album, as newly remastered by Smith. The second disc, Remixes 1982-1990: Mixed Up Extras 2018, has eleven remastered period remixes, and the third disc, Torn Down: Mixed Up Extras 2018, has sixteen new remixes by Smith. This disc was previously available on vinyl for Record Store Day 2018. A single-CD and 2-LP remaster is also available of the remastered Mixed Up only, plus a 2-LP general release of Torn Down. Read more here!
Edsel remembers the late singer-songwriter Kirsty MacColl with the release of a new 4CD/1DVD book-style box set. Days (1988-1991) collects her Virgin Records period which yielded two albums and various singles. All told, a generous 33 bonus tracks (non-LP singles, extended mixes, and one-offs) are spread across the two albums. The fifth disc in the box, a DVD, includes seven promotional videos and the EPK (electronic press kit) for Electric Landlady. Read more here! Vinyl editions of the original Kite and Electric Landlady a;bums will also be available.
Omnivore has a holy grail for Gene Clark fans: his 1967 post-Byrds demos as first heard on the ultra-rare Liberty Records acetate Gene Clark Sings for You. And that’s not all. The expanded Sings for You, available on CD, 2-LP vinyl, and digital formats, also boasts the contents of a second acetate recorded by Clark for the band The Rose Garden for their consideration, as well as a demo of “Till Today” from the personal collection of the band’s John Noreen. (The LP does not contain a download card.)
Gene Clark’s “Till Today” was recorded by The Rose Garden on the band’s sole long-player, released in 1968 on Atco. Now, that album is also being reissued on CD as part of A Trip Through the Garden: The Rose Garden Collection. The folk-rock quintet best known for the U.S. top 20 hit “Next Plane to London” only released one LP and two post-album single sides, but Omnivore is bolstering those with a whopping 14 more tracks including live cuts, studio and rehearsal tracks. Both A Trip Through the Garden and Gene Clark Sings for You feature new liner notes by John Einarson and remastering by Michael Graves.
This new four-disc collection culls 36 tracks from The Allman Brothers Band’s 2003 concerts between July 25 and August 10 of that year, with tracks drawn from gigs in Indianapolis; Pittsburgh; Darien Center, NY; Hartford, CT; Charlotte, NC; and Raleigh, NC. The band lineup at the time included founding members Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks and Jaimoe, plus Warren Haynes, Marc Quinones, Oteil Burbridge and Derek Trucks.
This 10-LP box set presents all seven of The Killers’ albums originally released between 2004 and 2017 on 180-gram LP. (Three of the albums are 2-LP sets including the box set exclusive vinyl of 2007’s Live from The Royal Albert Hall.) A turntable slipmat is also included.