Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up!
Cherry Red celebrates the late, great Cilla Black with a new reissue campaign. The first 2-CD set pairs 1969’s George Martin-produced Surround Yourself with Cilla with 1976’s It Makes Me Feel Good, produced by David Mackay (Cliff Richard, Blue Mink, The New Seekers). 22 bonus tracks (13 new to CD) are spread across the two discs.
Cherry Red continues its Cilla Black celebration with two CD premieres of digital releases: 2009’s remix album Cilla: All Mixed Up, and the same year’s Beginnings: Revisited, a remixed and resequenced version of her 2003 album Beginnings. 9 bonus tracks have been spread across the two albums, and all told, 26 of the total 32 tracks are new to CD! Watch for more on Cilla later today here at TSD!
Omnivore is expanding Soul Asylum’s 1984 Twin/Tone debut. The reissue of Say What You Will includes the original album plus fourteen bonuses including outtakes, demos (one previously unreleased), and tracks recorded under the names of Loud Fast Rules and Proud Crass Fools. The five songs appended to the album for the 1988 reissue entitled Say What You Will, Clarence…Karl Sold the Truck are all included. The booklet promises to include a new essay by Robert Vodicka plus photos, artwork, hand-written lyrics, and memorabilia images.
Soul Asylum’s second Twin/Tone album gets the expanded treatment from Omnivore. It adds a whopping fifteen bonus tracks to the album’s original twelve songs including “Long Way Home” (which had been added to subsequent reissues) and nine previously unissued recordings. Gina Arnold has penned the new essay for the deluxe booklet. Read more about both Soul Asylum reissues here!
A cult favorite fusing funk, soul, R&B, and dance has received the deluxe treatment from Cherry Red’s Robinsongs imprint! My Music Is Hot features arrangements by the great Gene Page on a set of singular tunes from the singer-songwriter behind some of Rufus’ most memorable hits. The original album has been more than doubled in length, and the remastered package also includes new liner notes by Charles Donovan. Read our full review here!
The Public Image Is Rotten (Songs from the Heart) offers snapshots of PiL’s entire history, including the period of 1978-1992 and then the band’s resumption after a 17-year hiatus beginning in 2009. The set is available as a 5-CD/2-DVD box as well as in 6-LP and digital versions. Get the full track listing and more details here!
BMG continues its no-frills John Fogerty reissue series with CD and vinyl reissues of the CCR frontman’s 1986 studio album featuring “Change in the Weather,” “Wasn’t That a Woman,” and “Soda Pop.”
In 1971, Marianne Faithfull entered the studio with producer-arranger Mike Leander and recorded an album of 12 favorite songs penned by such eternal troubadours as Bob Dylan, James Taylor, George Harrison, Phil Ochs, Cat Stevens, and Tim Hardin. Yet the completed album, provisionally entitled Masques, remained on the shelf until 1985, when it was revived as Rich Kid Blues. Now, that album – spare, acoustic, and frequently haunting – is returning to CD and vinyl from Edsel. Alan Robinson has provided new liner notes. Available next week outside of the U.K.!
Punk/gothic rock supergroup Lords of the New Church’s 1982 album has been expanded for this 2-CD set, remastered by Bill Inglot and Dave Schultz. The first disc has three bonus tracks (B-sides “Girls, Girls, Girls” and “Young Don’t Cry” plus the single version of “Open Your Eyes”) while the second presents a 13-song concert live from My Father’s Place in 1982. A 12-page booklet features new liner notes by Craig Rosen.