TAPSheet: Release Notes – 12/30/2013 (US Report)

If you’re a vinyl fan AND a KISS fan, then it should please you to know that Universal will reissue some of the band’s works on vinyl LP.  This will give fans a chance to update their vinyl libraries of music with the following titles: KISS, Hotter Than Hell, Destroyer, Alive!, Dynasty, Animalize, Lick It Up, Psycho Circus, Revenge, and Unmasked.  All of these titles are planned for March 18.  Start putting those coins away.

With the SACD titles ramping up from Audio Fidelity, it’s very interesting and cool to note that they will be releasing Billion Dollar Babies (Alice Cooper), Blackout (Scorpions), and a nice surprise with Olias Of Sunhillow by Jon Anderson on the hi-res format. All of these are expected on January 21.


A nice piece of information from the Beatles camp include the fact that in addition to the collected U.S. Albums Box, all of the albums will be individually released.  Those are slated for January 21.


The new album from Young The Giant, Mind Over Matter, is expected on January 21 in CD, DD, and LP releases.

Everlasting is the title of the new album from Martina McBride planned for release on March 4.

Brown Records plan the live acoustic release of Acoustic At The Ryman from Band Of Horses.  The songs are familiar and should be an exciting release from an excellent band.

Speaking of SACDs, Analogue Productions will reissue Second Helping, and Nuthin’ Fancy by Lynyrd Skynyrd on SACD on February 11.

Lynyrd Skynyrd Second Helping

Ruf Records plan the release of Goin’ To The Delta by Kim Simmonds And Savoy Brown, on February 11.


UMe will release a 2CD ‘best of’ Deluxe Edition collection featuring the music of Loreena McKennitt on March 4.  The set will be called The Journey So Far: The Best Of Loreena McKennitt.

Real Gone Music will reissue the Dunhill-released 20-track collection featuring The Mamas And The Papas, called A Gathering Of Flowers: The Anthology Of The Mamas And The Papas (1970) on February 4.

Keyhole Records will release a 2CD live set featuring the music of Boz Scaggs entitled Live At The Fillmore West 30th June 1971. on January 21. The label will also release a 2CD live set from It’s A Beautiful Day called Live At The Fillmore West 1 July 1971, same date.  I like it!


Shout! Factory continues an ongoing Marshall Tucker Band concentration with the release of Live At Raceway Park 9/3/1977, scheduled for release on January 28.

On February 25, Friday Music will reissue One More From the Road by Lynyrd Skynyrd in a 180g, 2LP Limited Edition vinyl set. Friday Music will also release Masque from Kansas as a Limited Edition 180g vinyl reissue, same date. On February 18, Friday Music will reissue Kansas‘ debut in a 180g LP Limited Edition.


A piece of UK news slipped in, Steve Talia notes that Cherry Red will be releasing B-A-B-Y (The Complete Stiff Recordings 1978-1980) featuring the music of Rachel Sweet, a Stiff Records signing from the late ’70s. This gem will be released on January 31.

Finally, I have to say that I really like the new Sky Ferreira album, Night Time, My Time.  Check out.  Good Pop/Rock music!