Paul McCartney Archive Collection Adds Tug Of War, Pipes Of Peace

The information is now out concerning the upcoming expansion and remastering of Tug Of War, and Pipes Of Peace, both by Paul McCartney. And while I’m sure every Paul McCartney fan is well aware of the inclusions for the next two in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection, ‘ere it is again, y’know, in case you haven’t heard.

Tug Of War will feature a new 2015 remix , the real reason to get any of these reissues in the first place. In addition, this 1982 title will offer up eleven unreleased demos and outtakes, including demo and solo versions of the album’s hit, “Ebony And Ivory”. There will be several variations of Tug Of War. One is the expected 2CD Special Edition that puts the original album on the first CD, and the bonus tracks on the second CD. There will also be a 3CD/1DVD Deluxe Edition that will provide the original 1982 mix of Tug Of War. It will also provide a DVD with original music videos of the album’s hits, (“Tug Of War”v1, “Tug Of War” v2, “Take It Away”, “Ebony And Ivory”), and an 18-minute documentary, Fly TIA – Behind The Scenes on Take It Away. This Deluxe Edition will contain a 112-page book, laden with photos, essays, and all manner of good stuff, and a 64-page scrapbook. There will be a limited run of a Super Deluxe Edition, which arrives with an acrylic slipcase, and five numbered prints from the Linda McCartney Archive. [Tracklist is seen below.]

Tug Of War 2CD

Pipes Of Peace will also feature a new 2015 remaster. It will be presented as a 2CD set with the first CD the original album, and the second CD featuring nine bonus tracks. Among them are a Spike Stent remix of “Say Say Say”, demos of three album tracks, and outtakes (“Average Person”, “Keep Under Cover”, “Sweetest Little Show”, “It’s Not On”, “Simple As That”), and a previously unreleased “Christian Bop” tune. The 2CD/1DVD Deluxe Edition will add in a DVD that includes videos of the three hits (“Say Say Say”, “Pipes Of Peace”, “So Bad”), and an assortment of previously unseen film clips. As with Tug Of War, there is a 112-page Book, and a 64-page scrapbook.

Pipes Of Peace Special Edition

Both albums will additionally be marketed with 180g-weight 2LP sets with gatefold jackets. Each will provide download cards for digital files. Both albums will be represented by both, high-quality digital files and industry standard files.

Both sets are set for release on October 2.

Tug Of War – Tracklist

CD1 – Remixed Album:

Tug of War
Take It Away
Somebody Who Cares
What’s That You’re Doing?
Here Today
Ballroom Dancing
The Pound Is Sinking
Get It
Be What You See (Link)
Dress Me Up As a Robber
Ebony and Ivory

CD2 – Original Album:

Tug of War
Take It Away
Somebody Who Cares
What’s That You’re Doing?
Here Today
Ballroom Dancing
The Pound Is Sinking
Get It
Be What You See (Link)
Dress Me Up As a Robber
Ebony and Ivory

CD3 – Bonus Tracks:

Stop, You Don’t Know Where She Came From [Demo] (2015 Remaster)
Wanderlust [Demo] (2015 Remaster)
Ballroom Dancing [Demo] (2015 Remaster)
Take It Away [Demo] (2015 Remaster)
The Pound Is Sinking [Demo] (2015 Remaster)
Something That Didn’t Happen [Demo] (2015 Remaster)
Ebony and Ivory [Demo] (2015 Remaster)
Dress Me Up As a Robber/Robber Riff [Demo] (2015 Remaster)
Ebony and Ivory [Solo Version] (2015 Remaster)
Rainclouds (2015 Remaster)
I’ll Give You a Ring (2015 Remaster)


Tug of War Music Video (Version 1)
Tug of War Music Video (Version 2)
Take It Away Music Video
Ebony and Ivory Music Video
Fly TIA – Behind the Scenes on Take It Away
Taken from the original film Fly TIA

Pipes Of Peace – Tracklist


Pipes of Peace
Say Say Say
The Other Me
Keep Under Cover
So Bad
The Man
Sweetest Little Show
Average Person
Hey Hey
Tug of Peace
Through Our Love

CD2 – Bonus Tracks:

Average Person [Demo]
Keep Under Cover [Demo]
Sweetest Little Show [Demo]
It’s Not On [Demo]
Simple As That [Demo]
Say Say Say [2015 Remix]
Ode to a Koala Bear
Twice in a Lifetime
Christian Bop


Pipes of Peace Music Video
So Bad Music Video
Say Say Say Music Video
Hey Hey in Montserrat – Filmed by Paul McCartney in Montserrat, 1981
Behind the Scenes at AIR Studios -Filmed by Jeff Baynes at AIR Studios, London, 1982
The Man – Home movie footage filmed by Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney in Sussex, 1981
Interview audio taken from ‘Fresh Air’ filmed at AIR Studios, London, 1982

New Order 2015 Remasters For Later Titles Planned

NewOrderSinglesRhino Records will revisit several New Order titles for vinyl LP with brand new remasters. But this time, CD fans will get a newly remastered 2CD compilation, Singles, originally issued in 2005. Singles span the period between 1981 to 2005 with a look at 31 tracks.

As for LP, the following titles will feature new 2015 Remasters:

  • Singles (2005) – 4LP, 180g-weight vinyl
  • Waiting For The Sirens’ Call (2005) – 2LP, 180g-weight vinyl
  • Republic (1993) – LP, 180g-weight vinyl
  • Get Ready (2001) – LP, 180g-weight vinyl

These 2015 LP and CD remasters will reissue on separate dates that work out to:

  • Singles (4LP – October 16)
  • Singles (2CD – November 06)
  • Waiting For The Sirens’ Call (2LP – September 25)
  • Republic (LP – September 25)
  • Get Ready (LP – September 25)

It’s good to note that Mute Records will be releasing new New Order music with the issuance of Music Complete, scheduled for September 25. The cover is extremely reminiscent of Split Enz‘s 1980 issue, True Colours.

New Order Complete Music


New XMas Album From Brian Setzer Orchestra Scheduled For October (And MORE)

BSORockin RudolphWell, since there’s has always been a sense of July interest in Christmas, it then seems appropriate to announce that The Brian Setzer Orchestra has their first new Christmas album in ten years coming out in October. The new album is being called Rockin’ Rudolph. It will contain twelve newly recorded tracks of bonafide classic Christmas tunes (see track-list below).

Rockin’ Rudolph is being planned for not only a standard CD issue, but also a Deluxe Edition Box that will include the following PACKED goodies in addition to the CD (This Deluxe Edition Box can only be acquired via Pledge Music here.):

  • Brand New Rockin’ Rudolph album on CD
  • Commemorative Sheet Music / Guitar Chart to “Nutcracker Suite” (just as Brian reads on stage!)
  • Custom Brian Setzer Die-cut Christmas Tree Ornament (3″ tall, alloy metal)
  • Brian Setzer’s Own Murray’s Pomade (Hair Product)
  • Commemorative BSO “Martini Logo” Stainless Steel Guitar Pick
  • BSO Christmas Album Cover Drink Coasters
  • Six Polaroid-style BSO Concert Photos
  • “Live in Nashville” 10×10 print
  • Reusable 8GB USB Credit Card w/ Extras, including:
    Hi-definition .wav files of full 12-track ROCKIN’ RUDOLPH album
    2 New Bonus Instrumental Tracks Not Included on Album: “Deck The Halls” & “Little Drummer Boy”
    Album Cover Rough Sketches by Artist Derek Yaniger
    Brief Behind-the-scenes video footage of BSO’s Rockin’ Rudolph recording session (House of Blues studio in Nashville, TN.)
    “Jingle Bells” – Live Performance by BSO (previously released)
    “Nutcracker Suite” – Live Performance by BSO (previously released)
    Behind-the-scenes look at Brian writing entire big band arrangement from scratch (previously released)

The album promises the following songs:

01. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
02. Yabba-Dabba Yuletide
03. Most Wonderful Time of the Year
04. Rockabilly Rudolph
05. Here Comes Santa Claus
06. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
07. Swingin’ Joy
08. Carol of the Bells
09. Little Jack Frost
10. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
11. O Little Town of Bethlehem
12. Yabba-Dabba Yuletide (extended)

The best part? Brian Setzer will take his Orchestra out on the road beginning in support of the new album for his 12th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour (dates announced in August).

Rockin’ Rudolph will be released via Surfdog Records on October 16.

First Four Peter Gabriel LPs Remastered PLUS Two German Gabriel LP Sets Reissued

There’s interesting news on the Peter Gabriel front, especially if you’re a vinyl aficionado. (And I do feel bad for the CD only crowd, although I believe these new remasters will eventually hit that medium.) Real World Productions, which handles Peter Gabriel music, has announced a series of Half-Speed remastering for new vinyl LP editions of some Peter Gabriel titles. The titles included are the first four self-titled Gabriel sets (1/Car, 2/Scratch, 3/Melt, 4/Security). In addition to those first four titles, Real World Productions will also be reissuing the OoP (industry speak for Out of Print) German vocal editions of 3/Melt/Ein Deutsches Album, and 4/Security/Deutsches Album.

Peter Gabriel 1 2 3 4 LPs

Each album has been sonically remastered at Half Speed, and cut at 45 RPM. They are being pressed on 180g-weight vinyl, housed in gatefold jackets, and will be spread across two LPs per title. The jackets will have original artwork displayed from first pressings of each album. Each new set will contain download cards for choice of digital files (24-bit/96k or 16-bit/44.1k).

Gabriel German LPs

All 2LP sets are Limited Edition sets with the first four English sets at 10,000 worldwide, and the two German Editions with only 3,000 sets worldwide.

All 2LP sets are scheduled for October 2, worldwide.

[Thanks to Dan T for the heads up!]


TAPSheet: Release Notes – 07/28/2015

It’s been a while since I posted a TAPSheet, so it’s time:

Eagle Rock Entertainment will release three cool new titles that include The Unity Sessions by Pat Metheny; a Taste (Rory Gallagher) live set, What’s Going On Taste Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970; and a Jeff Lynne’s ELO release, Live In Hyde Park. These titles are being released in various formats. The Taste set will be released on CD, LP, DD, BD, and DVD, scheduled for September 18. The Pat Metheny set will be released on Blu-ray, also on September 18. The Jeff Lynne’s ELO title is planned for September 11 on Blu-ray, and DVD.

On CD, Eagle Rock will issue Live At Montreux 2011, An Invitation to Illumination. This album features the classic pairing of Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin. This album is planned for September 11.

Rhino will release a 4LP Box of The Replacements classics called The Twin/Tone Years. It’s scheduled for

Replacements The TwinTone Years

Green Hill Productions will release Native Dreams, a new album from David Arkenstone. It’s scheduled for September 11.

The Welk Music Group will release a new Jewel album, Picking Up the Pieces, on September 11.

4AD Records, the famed UK label, will release a 9LP Box featuring The National called A Lot Of Sorrow. This Limited Edition Box is pegged at 1500 sets only.

The National A Lot Of Sorrow 4AD 9LP Box

Dualtone Music will re-release History From Below (2010) by Delta Spirit on vinyl LP planning for September 18.

Capitol Records will release new music from Don Henley with Cass County, expected on September 25.

Don Henley Cass County

Spinefarm Records will release Long Live in both Explicit and Edited versions. The new live set from Atreyu is on the calendar for September 18.

Decca Records will release Another Country by Rod Stewart planned for October 23.

Columbia Records have Rattle That Lock by Pink Floyd alumni, David Gilmour, planned for September 18 in a number of varieties that include CD, 2CD, DD, LP, and expansive BD/CD and DVD/CD sets.

David Gilmour Rattle That Lock

On September 11, the cool folks over at Eagle Rock will release Live at Montreux 1997 featuring resurrected Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

Nusic Sounds plan an album featuring The 30th Anniversary Mixes of 19, by Paul Hardcastle.

Audio Fidelity will release a Multi-channel, and Stereo SACD of John McLaughlin and Mahavishnu Orchestra classic, Birds of Fire (1973). The reissue is planned for August 21.

Mahavishnu Orchestra Birds Of Fire

On September 18, Omnivore Records will release The Atco/Atlantic Singles 1968-1974 featuring the music of Max Rebennack, better known as Dr John. The new set will offer twenty-two tracks that include “Right Place Wrong Time”, “Iko Iko”,and “Such A Night”.

Track Listing – The Atco/Atlantic Singles 1968-1974 
01.The Patriotic Flag Waver
02.Mama Roux
03.Jump Steady
04.I Walk On Gilded Splinters
05.I Walk On Gilded Splinters
06.Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya
07.Loop Garoo
08.Wash Mama Wash
09.Iko Iko
10.Huey Smith Medley
11.Wang Dang Doodle
12.Big Chief
13.A Man Of Many Words
14.Right Place Wrong Time
15.I Been Hoodood
16.Such A Night
17.Cold Cold Cold
19.Let’s Make A Better World
20.Me – You = Loneliness
21.(Everybody Wanna Get Rich) Rite Away
22.Mos’ Scocious

Dr John Atco Atlantic Singles 1968-1974


[UPDATE] McCartney Reissues Tug Of War, Pipes Of Peace With New Release Dates

Since our announcement of the arrival of two Paul McCartney titles or the Archive Series, the date has been pushed back a bit. The new date, instead of September 18, are now being listed as October 2. The albums, Tug Of War (1982), and Pipes Of Peace (1983), will be given the same Deluxe treatment as their previous titles. Details to yet follow.

McCartney Tug Of War

McCartney Pipes Of Peace



2CD Just One Look: The Very Best Of Linda Ronstadt Planned For August

Linda Ronstadt Just One LookLinda Ronstadt has had a remarkable career in Rock and Roll, if only for a short time.  She began with a stint with Stone Poneys, and surfaced brighty with the band’s “Different Drum”. By 1969, she was in a solo career in Country music. In 1973, she left Capitol Records and signed with Asylum. From there, it was a rise that began with her 1974 Number One album buoyed by “You’re No Good”. That song broke her into mainstream radio. Afterwards, she would chart a series of successful albums, generating a large batch of hits, many of which arrived within a three year period.

Linda Ronstadt remained successful in several styles of pursued music throughout her long career. But if you ask anyone, it’s generally the nice batch of tracks that occurred between 1974 and 1978 that most will recount effortlessly.

On August 21, Elektra and Asylum will provide an in depth review of her music in a 2CD collection called Just One Look: The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt. This new set will feature 30 tracks, all newly remastered for this collection.

01. Different Drum
02. Love Has No Pride
03. Desperado
04. Willin’
05. I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You)
06. You’re No Good
07. Tracks Of My Tears
08. Heat Wave
09. Someone To Lay Down Beside Me
10. Crazy
11. Blue Bayou
12. Poor Poor Pitiful Me
13. It’s So Easy
14. Tumbling Dice
15. I Never Will Marry

01. Just One Look
02. How Do I Make You
03. Hurt So Bad
04. I Can’t Let Go
05. Get Closer
06. I Knew You When
07. Sometimes You Just Can’t Win
08. Lies
09. Tell Him
10. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby (with Aaron Neville)
11. Don’t Know Much (feat. Aaron Neville)
12. Winter Light
13. A River For Him
14. Heartbeats Accelerating
15. Anyone Who Had A Heart

21-Track Saga Collection Expected In August

Best of SagaSaga is a Canadian band that formed way back in 1977. While well-known in circles, the name and band (and their music) is still somewhat elusive for the music listening public in America.

Saga has released over twenty studio albums as well as a series of live sets. Although there’s been more than a share of new musicians in the band (who hasn’t done this), Saga is still rockin’ the world today, still releasing new music.

On August 7, earMusic will release a 2CD, 21-track collection of the band’s best known tracks. The collection will be called The Best Of Saga: Now And then – The Collection 1978 – Infinity.

In the Fall, earMusic will begin a restoration of the band’s titles with artwork, and bonus tracks.

UK’s Esoteric Records To Reissue GTR Album

GTR low_WEBGTR, a band formed by Steve Howe, and Steve Hackett back in 1985, didn’t have much of a life other than to provide fans of Progressive Rock with a single album. The band’s 1986 self-titled debut showed promise with decent charting in both the US, and the UK. It sold to Gold status , giving the band a sense of hope and acceptance. GTR was received with various levels of appreciation. Their decided non-use of keyboards in the framework of their music was one that intrigued fans, and alienated others. Despite the attempts to keep it at the forefront of several agendas, GTR faltered, and the band dissolved.

Their only album is being revisited by UK reissue label, Esoteric Records. The label will remaster the album, and expand it with an additional CD of material that highlights the band’s live setting with a 1986 set from LA. The live CD will feature fourteen performance tracks. Further, the 2CD Deluxe Edition will offer three bonus tracks that include a special 12″ GTR Mix of “The Hunter”, the single edit of “When The Heart Rules The Mind”, and a single edit of “The Hunter”. Also, there will be a booklet that restores artwork and content, as well as providing a new essay on the band.

Sounds like a good deal to me.

Track List: GTR – GTR (1986)


01. When The Heart Rules The Mind
02. The Hunter
03. Here I Wait
04. Sketches In The Sun
05. Jekyll And Hyde
06. You Can Still Get Through
07. Reach Out (Never Say No)
08. Toe The Line
09. Hackett To Bits
10. Imagining

11. The Hunter (Special GTR Mix)
12. When The Heart Rules The Mind (Single Version)
13. The Hunter (Single Version)

GTR: Live in Los Angeles – July 1986

01. Jekyll And Hyde
02. Here I Wait
03. Prizefighters
04. Imagining
05. Hackett To Bits
06. Spectral Mornings
07. I Know What You Like (In Your Wardrobe)
08. Sketches In The Sun
09. Pennants
10. Roundabout
11. The Hunter
12. You Can Still Get Through
13. Reach Out (Never Say No)
14. When The Heart Rules The Mind


Motown To Release Marvin Gaye 1961-1965 Box On CD

Marvin Gaye 1961-1965 CD BoxEarlier this year, Motown Records released a vinyl LP Box that collected the formative and defining first seven studio albums of Marvin Gaye. The vinyl Box was called Marvin Gaye 1961-1965. It included new vinyl of The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye (1961), That Stubborn Kinda Fellow (1962), When I’m Alone I Cry (1964), Together – Marvin Gaye and Mary Wells (1964), Hello Broadway (1964), How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You (1965), and Tribute To Nat King Cole (1965). With its release, it was inevitable that we get a CD Box soon. And here it comes.

On September 11, Motown will release the same Box set but for CD. More information to follow.