One of reggae's most enduring international releases gets the deluxe treatment this fall, with a new reissue of Bob Marley & The Wailers' Catch a Fire. Available November 3, the 50th anniversary set (available on three CDs or three LPs with a single-sided bonus 12") brings together Marley's first album for Island Records along with an unreleased 1973 concert at London's Paris Theatre, unreleased session versions (similar to material featured on a 2001 deluxe edition of the album) and
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, featuring a selection of the new titles in stores today! The Replacements, Tim: Let It Bleed Edition (Sire/Rhino) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) The Replacements have teamed up with Rhino for their fourth mega-box set edition of a classic album from their catalogue. After heavy-duty expansions of debut Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash, Pleased to Meet Me and a reorganized version of Don't Tell a Soul called Dead Man's Pop,
A quarter century ago, R.E.M. made some surprising steps in their storied career that will be re-examined in a new 25th anniversary reissue of 1998's Up. The remastered album will be reissued on CD, vinyl and digitally, including a deluxe set that includes a previously unreleased live performance undertaken for the TV drama Party of Five. A Blu-ray includes the album's long-unavailable 5.1 surround and hi-res mixes, plus rare footage and music videos from the period. All the releases will be in
New Kids on the Block are going back to where it all restarted. The Boston boy band, a sensation of the late '80s and early '90s, are reissuing their 2008 reunion album The Block. The Block Revisited, available November 3, will feature the original album and nine bonus tracks on CD or two LPs, including the unreleased fan favorite "Coming Home" and a new remix of the track "Dirty Dancing" recorded with K-pop outfit SEVENTEEN. Digital editions will include a further eight bonus tracks,
Greetings from Planet Love! So was titled the one and only album from The Fraternal Order of "The All." Who was The All? It turns out The All was rock-and-roll's favorite one-man band, the late Andrew Gold (1951-2011). In 1997, the singer-songwriter behind "Lonely Boy" and "Thank You for Being a Friend" - also a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and arranger who supported such friends as Linda Ronstadt and Art Garfunkel over the years - released this pseudonymous celebration of the
Wild Thing: The Jimi Hendrix Experience's "Hollywood Bowl 1967" Chronicles Never-Before-Released Gig
On August 23, 1967, Reprise Records would issue The Jimi Hendrix Experience's debut album, Are You Experienced, in North America. U.K. audiences had been hipped to the incendiary group consisting of Hendrix, drummer Mitch Mitchell, and bassist Noel Redding a couple of months earlier, when the album (with a unique track listing) arrived on the Track Records label. Five days before that auspicious U.S. record debut, on August 18, the trio took the stage of the Hollywood Bowl in front of a
Bruce Hornsby has made a career out of defying expectations. This fall, one of his most eclectic albums of a less commercial period - the late '90s - will be expanded and revisited for its 25th anniversary: 1998's Spirit Trail. The lengthy double album will feature four outtakes from a "lost" full-band follow-up to Spirit Trail that was abandoned in favor of 2002's Big Swing Face, a more electronic effort backed by his then-new band The Noisemakers. The CD version of the reissue will feature
When Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits reissued their classic catalogue in a box set in 2020, it only covered studio recordings. Now, a companion box will feature their live material, including 29 unreleased tracks. Live 1978-1992 will offer expansions of two classic Dire Straits concert albums (1984's Alchemy: Dire Straits Live and 1993's On the Night, one of the last releases before their dissolution), the 1993 companion EP Encores, 1995's Live At The BBC compilation and, for the first time
Style over Substance? New Order offered both on their unforgettable 1987 compilation - and it's getting expanded as a 4CD set this fall. The newly-remastered Substance 1987 collects once more a dozen classic sides from the British electronic band, from 1981's ceremony to the then-new "True Faith" as well as exclusive updates of "Temptation" and "Confusion." The double vinyl is pressed on black or retail-exclusive red and blue discs, while the 2CD and double cassette (the latter exclusive to
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, featuring a selection of the new titles available today! The Who, Who's Next / Life House (Polydor/UMe) 10CD/1BD: The Who Official Store / Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2CD: The Who Official Store / Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 1CD: The Who Official Store / Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 1LP (Album Only, Black Vinyl): The Who Official Store / Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 1LP (Half-Speed
Call it another matter of trust: Legacy Recordings is releasing a second Billy Joel vinyl box. The Vinyl Collection, Vol. 2, releasing November 3, brings newly remastered and repressed LP versions of Joel's final six studio albums - Glass Houses (1980), The Nylon Curtain (1982), An Innocent Man (1983), The Bridge (1986), Storm Front (1989) and River of Dreams (1993) - plus the debut vinyl pressing of Joel's classical compositions set Fantasies & Delusions (2001) and the premiere audio
Phases and Stages: Atlantic 75 Campaign Continues with Vinyl Me, Please and Acoustic Sounds Partnerships
Eagle-eyed vinyl shoppers might have noticed a steady stream this year of reissues from the storied Atlantic Records catalogue, with titles including Dusty Springfield's Dusty in Memphis, Otis Redding's Otis Blue, Aretha Franklin's Lady Soul, and Phil Collins' No Jacket Required. Today, the label unveiled the full slate of 90 vinyl reissues commemorating Atlantic's 75th anniversary - as well as special campaigns coming from Vinyl Me, Please and Acoustic Sounds. The Atlantic 75 collection has
Sometimes fans are lucky enough to receive a document of a band in concert that means something important in the group's history. Rock survivors the Goo Goo Dolls are slated to bring listeners just that, nearly 30 years after that crucial show was first recorded. Live At The Academy, New York, City, 1995 is slated for release from the band through their longtime label Warner Records on October 20. It features two breakthrough sets: a memorable performance for the CMJ Music Conference,
Then a Hero Comes Along: Mariah Carey's 'Music Box' Goes Deluxe with Unreleased Outtakes, Live Concert
The third time was the charm when Mariah Carey released Music Box three decades ago. The elusive chanteuse last week announced plans to expand her third album with a wealth of rare and unreleased bonus material. Released as a 3CD or 4LP set on February 24, 2024 but available digitally now, the new expansion of Music Box features the original 10-track album expanded with international bonus track "Everything Fades Away"; a disc of studio material, including the unheard teaser "Workin' Hard,"
On November 7, Barbra Streisand will release her long-awaited memoir. My Name Is Barbra shares its name with the superstar's fifth Columbia Records album, originally released in 1967, and promises to trace her life and career from her Brooklyn roots through her triumphs in Broadway, Hollywood, on the concert stage, and beyond. Before that, though, the EGOT winner and 46-time Grammy nominee (and eight-time winner!) is gifting fans with two new releases. On October 27, Streisand will look back on
Don't Stop the Music: Sundazed Chronicles Jackie DeShannon's '50s Radio Days on "The Sherry Lee Show"
Earlier this year, Jackie DeShannon's seminal 1965 recording of Burt Bacharach and Hal David's "What the World Needs Now Is Love" was inducted into the National Recording Registry. The era-defining single is just one of the many high points of DeShannon's extraordinary legacy; Jackie toured with The Beatles, penned a rock and roll classic with the oft-covered "When You Walk in the Room," co-wrote and introduced the anthemic "Put a Little Love in Your Heart," anticipated the '70s
Set turntables at 33 1/3 RPM speed! Jerry Goldsmith's score to Star Trek: The Motion Picture - restored last year for a new restoration of the film's "Director's Edition" - is coming out of warp and onto vinyl from Enjoy The Ride Records. The reissue label, specializing in unique pressings of soundtracks on LP, will issue three separate versions of the complete film score on 140-gram double vinyl. A total of 700 copies will be issued with tri-color stripe scheme (red/orange/yellow on one
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, featuring a selection of the new titles available today! Al Stewart, Songs on the Radio: The Complete U.S. Singles 1974-1981 (Second Disc/Real Gone) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Real Gone Music) This definitive, first-ever singles collection from singer-songwriter Al Stewart brings together the A- and B-side of every single during the period in which Stewart catapulted from folk clubs to the mainstream. Stewart bridged the gap
Demon/Edsel's Dance Masters series only just released its second volume this summer - but a third one is on the way this fall, spotlighting the work of acclaimed remixer John Luongo. The Arthur Baker-presented series follows generous box sets on Shep Pettibone and Baker himself with a new overview of John "T.C." Luongo, who parlayed working in and around the Boston club scene into more than a decade of 12" remix work, first for some of the greatest R&B artists crossing over into disco,
One More Time: Real Gone's September Slate Includes Cowboy Junkies, "A Mighty Wind," Marvelous 3, Rooney, and Paradox
In addition to Second Disc Records and Real Gone Music's CD collection of Al Stewart singles coming out tomorrow, September 8, Real Gone has five vinyl reissues from the 1980s-2000s from a variety of genres hitting store shelves. We've got all of the details below. German thrash metal band Paradox was founded in 1986 in Würzburg, Germany by Charly Steinhauer and Axel Blaha. That same year the group recorded a demo which garnered the attention of Roadrunner Records, who signed the band and
There was something about Midwestern-born rockers on the CBS Records roster making stops at the Nippon Budokan Hall in Japan. In 1979, Columbia issued not one but two live albums from the Tokyo venue, both simply titled At Budokan. While the one by Cheap Trick essentially made them stars in their home country, a double album of rearranged hits from Bob Dylan sharply polarized fans and critics. Now, on November 17, the Dylan camp is re-examining the artist's time in Japan with a brand-new box
Nobody can really prove if society is moving in reverse...except maybe Devo. The finest of their findings over a half century of musical exploration will be assembled in a new compilation from Rhino Records. 50 Years of De-Evolution (1973-2023) will arrive in stores and digitally on October 20. The 50-track set will include hits and album cuts from each of their nine albums released between 1978 and 2010, plus an assortment of rare B-sides, single-only tracks and soundtrack songs. (The 7"
Mondo Records brings one of the most beloved soundtracks of the late 20th century to vinyl for the first time today, with a brand-new pressing of the soundtrack to the pop classic That Thing You Do! The original album will be available on 140-gram black or splatter vinyl in a newly-designed jacket that'll also include a 12-page booklet of rare and unseen photos and a replica of the original Playtone single release of the immortal title track, with a label and track order just like in the film.
The culmination of the band's tragically short career, Nirvana's In Utero initially stoked fears over its raw, aggressive, and seemingly uncommercial sound. To say that those fears were unfounded is an understatement: the 1993 album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and the U.K. Albums Chart, and has since been certified 6x Platinum in the United States. On October 27, it will return from Geffen/UMe in a multi-format 30th anniversary edition. As TSD opined back in August 2013 as the
Nancy Sinatra Keeps Walkin': New Collection Brings Together B-Sides, Rarities, Previously Unreleased Tracks
Back in 2021, The Nancy Sinatra Archival Series launched at Light in the Attic with the collection Start Walkin' 1965-1976. That release brought together many of the singer's finest and most famous recordings. Now, following expanded editions of Boots, Nancy and Lee, and Nancy and Lee Again, LITA is delivering a companion volume focusing on Nancy's B-sides and hidden gems. Keep Walkin': Singles, Demos, and Rarities (1965-1978) arrives on October 20 in a plethora of formats including CD,