Before I kick in with the release news (what little there may be; holidays y’know), I have a few pieces to give up.  The first is the small article in Prog Magazine, where Steve Howe says that he doesn’t see a new Yes release in the future, a place many of us were hoping would see a reconciliation Yes album that featured principle collaborators, Howe, and Jon Anderson.  In fact, that bit of news is so sad that I sort of view it as a death in the family, as it were.

I always sort of had a feeling that the band would drop the bad feelings and reunite, perhaps giving another  - and final – Yes album that might please us as a good sign-off.

In the article, Steve Howe, acknowledges the greatness of Close To The Edge, admitting that the likelihood of another classic coming from them of that ilk would be slim indeed.  While I may agree with that, I’d like to hear the attempt.  Yes, this little piece reflects the sad part of me.  I just hope that they get back together (where they belong), and move forward.

{sigh}

The second preface to this set of release news include a better run-down of the upcoming Rush Anniversary set of 2112:

The three configurations of 2112 will include two 2-disc Deluxe Editions with CD/DVD, and CD/BD, and a Super Deluxe Edition, which will contain CD/Blu-ray (BD)/and a hardbound book casing.

The album will be remastered with the CD adding in three live bonus tracks (“Overture”; “The Temples of Syrinx”, both from the Northland Coliseum, Edmonton, AB – June 25, 1981 show, and “A Passage To Bangkok” from the Manchester Apollo, Manchester, England – June 17, 1980 show.  The included DVD (or BD) will offer 5.1 Surround audio mix of 2112 in 48kHz /24-bit Dolby Digital for DVD video players, and a higher resolution  96kHz / 24-bit PCM Stereo for DVD-Audio machines, and a 48kHz / 24-bit Dolby Digital Stereo mix for standard DVD machines.

The Deluxe Editions will add in a booklet with photos, liner notes from David Fricke, and more.  But the Super Deluxe Edition will contain a hardbound book with a 40-page comic that represents the songs on 2112 along with 24-pages of Rush goodies (photos, memorabilia, notes).

And now:

Warner Brothers will issue vinyl and CD for Heartthrob by Tegan and Sara, scheduled for January 29.

Atlantic Records plan CD and LP for Wolf’s Law from The Joy Formidable, both on the calendar for January 22.

Word has Only A Mountain coming from Jason Castro on January 15.

Time/Life will issue The Greatest Hits Live, Volume 1 featuring Hank Williams, planned for January 15.

Reprise has listed an LP version of Koi No Yokan by Deftones on January 8.

Legacy Recordings will issue a 3CD/1DVD Box featuring Miles Davis in their ongoing – and excellent – revitalization of Davis’ legacy, called Live In Europe 1969.  It is scheduled for January 29.

429 Records will release No Fairy Tale by Lisa Loeb on February 5.

Iconoclassic Records will reissue For Earth Below by Robin Trower in time for the holidays on December 18.

And Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs will reissue Floodland from The Sisters of Mercy in a Limited Edition remaster scheduled for January 29.