Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! 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 Postponed from last week: 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,
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Rolling Stones, The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016 (UMe) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) 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
The Cure kicked off the 1990s with the release of Mixed Up, an album collecting the band's rarer 12-inch mixes. It wasn't just a straightforward anthology, however, as two songs ("A Forest" and "The Walk") weren't just remixed, but re-recorded, and a wholly new track ("Never Enough") was also recorded. As Robert Smith comments, Brian "Chuck" New's dub style remix of "Pictures Of You" inspired him: "That mix turned the music on its head, but at the same time left the essential heart of the song
Record Store Day has been an institution for a decade now, so leave it to this year's 10th anniversary event to be one of the biggest! We've already shone the spotlight on releases by David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Prince, Omnivore Recordings and Legacy Recordings; now, it's time to take a look at Warner Music's incredibly generous lineup. Over 30 titles will be featured from the label group at independent record stores on Saturday, April 22. There's really something for everyone: vintage 12"
Paul McCartney is not dead, but he is digital: a new beta version of his website, developed with Hewlett-Packard, brings his solo catalogue to fans through a cloud service, along with a host of interactive features. Fans can stream all of his studio albums (including collaboration projects like The Fireman and Twin Freaks) through a jukebox, and premium members can download that jukebox as a desktop app. Additionally, a new "Rude Studio" section of his site allows fans to play and mix
Welcome to another installment of Reissue Theory, where we focus on notable albums and the reissues they could someday see. The recent success of some U.S. dates from The Cure have us thinking about their first compilation - a must-own for alt-rock fans when it was released a quarter-century ago - and how its best configuration deserves a release on CD. With a catalogue that stretches back to the late '70s and starts off far more solidly than most bands, it was a treat to see The Cure celebrate
MusicTAP reports that Rhino is releasing Entreat Plus by The Cure on double vinyl next year. Entreat Plus was the third disc of this year's expansive reissue of landmark album Disintegration (1989). It's a live document of the ensuing Prayer Tour, recorded at Wembley Stadium in London in July of 1989. It was released in Europe as a promotional CD, but never saw a release Stateside until this year - at which point it was remixed and expanded to include live versions of all 12 songs on the
With the calendar about to turn over to September, it's definitely catalogue season. We've seen a lot of reissues, expansions and box sets announced - enough to make my post-vacation-hazed head spin - and plenty more are certainly on the way. Before we get into that, though, I want to thank not only Joe for holding the fort down expertly while I was away, but to you, the reader, for sticking with us. The rest of the year is going to be awesome for catalogue enthusiasts, and The Second Disc is
The aforementioned reissue of Queens of the Stone Age's Rated R (2000) has a release date set. Look for it July 20. (Thanks to MusicTAP for the tip) Rolling Stone reports in their new issue that Ozzy Osbourne is planning deluxe reissues of Blizzard of Ozz (1980) and Diary of a Madman (1981). While no bonus content has been confirmed, fans will rejoice that these reissues will be using the original LP mixes (in 2002, both albums were controversially reissued with uncredited drum and bass
The a-ha deluxe editions are out exclusively on Rhino's Web site. Do it now! Okay, now that that's cleared up, another brief Rhino tidbit of '80s goodness. In a sign that The Cure's Disintegration is finally coming out in its deluxe, three-disc form (on June 3), Rhino's offering a special collectible to the first 500 pre-orders - a nine-track promo disc of choice cuts from the new set entitled 3x3x3. Cure fans are not going to want to pass this one up, so head here and get 'em while they're
Hooray! Slicing Up Eyeballs reports that the triple-disc reissue of Disintegration by The Cure seems to finally have a release date. The reissue press release was recently posted to The Cure's official site with a May 24 release date from Polydor/Universal in the U.K. Hopefully this means a May 25 release from Rhino in the U.S. will be locked down before long. There have been far too many inexplicable delays of '80s reissues in the States lately. Stay tuned as always for more!
Chain of Flowers reports that the upcoming expansion of Disintegration by The Cure still lacks a release date. In a related story, ARRRRRRRGH. Amazon is taking pre-orders for a reissue of Duty Now for the Future, Devo's 1979 sophomore album. This title, due on April 13 (presumably with bonus content), follows the deluxe versions of Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! and Freedom of Choice released last year. Hip-O Select tweeted a tease for an upcoming release: "Lena Horne did 16 singles on MGM
A pair of sour notes from our friends over at Slicing Up Eyeballs. First, a source from Universal Music Group tells Cure fan site Chain of Flowers that the planned triple-disc reissue of Disintegration has been delayed a third time. The set - which features the original LP, a disc of demos and outtakes and an expanded version of the live album Entreat - was originally slated for a Feb. 16 release before being pushed back to April 6. In the U.S., where distribution is being dealt with by Rhino
Excited for Legacy's deluxe reissue of Whitney Houston's debut album (out next Tuesday)? Vevo's got an EPK up for your viewing pleasure. View it here. A big reissue has yet another date change: Rhino's deluxe edition of Disintegration by The Cure has been moved from March 16 to April 6. Here's the link. Indie label group Beggar's Banquet has got some neat new titles planned on their Beggar's Archive imprint. Pixies fans are particularly going to be enthused. Check it here. MusicTAP has added
We're less than two weeks into a new year and a new decade, but 2010 is already shaping up to be a great year for back catalogue enthusiasts. What follows is a round-up of the best and brightest reissues already slated for the new year. An obligatory note on release dates: they're as always set to change. I base my reports on the excellent work at Pause & Play, the best resource for any music release dates you might be looking for. Hit the jump for some news on catalog titles by Elvis