Skylarking By XTC With New Steven Wilson Mixes In October

XTC-SkylarkingAs many of you know, Steven Wilson has been doing ‘knock ’em dead’ remix work on albums that he loves. Those, over time, have included Jethro Tull, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Yes, Tears For Fears, Simple Minds, Gentle Giant, King Crimson, Opeth, and XTC. For XTC, Steven Wilson has remixed Drums & Wires, Nonsuch, and Oranges and Lemons. One of the hopeful remixes that seemed to be impossible due to the inability to locate master tapes was Skylarking. However, the master tapes were discovered (according to an A Partridge tweet). And so, work goes on.

On October 10, Skylarking, with new Steven Wilson Stereo remixes, and new 5.1 Surround mixes, will finally be made available to long-waiting fans. in addition to the tracks that are found on the original, there will be four additional tracks from the Skylarking sessions. Three of those tracks have been mixed for the very first time! They include “Extrovert” (b-side to “Grass”), “Let’s Make A Den”, “The Troubles”, and “Little Lighthouse”.

Here’s the breakdown:

– 5.1 surround album mix in 24bit/96khz in LPCM and DTS HD MA
– The new stereo album mix in 24bit/96khz LPCM audio
– The four additional songs from the album sessions in both stereo and 5.1
– The original (uncorrected polarity) stereo album mix hi-res stereo
– The original (corrected polarity) stereo album mix in hi-res stereo
– Instrumental versions of all new mixes in 24bit/96khz LPCM audio
– A complete alternate album in demo form
– Numerous additional demo & work tape sessions showing the evolution of the album and associated recordings
– Promo films for “Dear God and “Grass”

All work on this album have been with the complete approval of Andy Partridge.

The CD/BD-Audio package will be specially packaged with an expanded booklet and new notes by Partridge, Moulding, and Gregory.

Skylarking (SW Remix) – XTC

01 Summer’s Cauldron
02 Grass
03 The Meeting Place
04 That’s Really Super, Supergirl
05 Ballet for a Rainy Day
06 1000 Umbrellas
07 Season Cycle
08 Earn Enough for Us
09 Big Day
10 Another Satellite
11 Mermaid Smiled
12 The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul
13 Dear God
14 Dying
15 Sacrificial Bonfire
Bonus Tracks
16 Extrovert (B-side to “Grass”)
17 Let’s Make a Den (Newly mixed for first time)
18 Little Lighthouse (Newly mixed for first time)
19 The Troubles (Newly mixed for first time)

(Thanks to Jim B for the update!)

MASSIVE Pink Floyd Box – The Early Years 1965-1972

It’s easy to be a fan of Pink Floyd from their magnificent display of perfection heard in The Dark Side Of The Moon on through until the unfortunate departure of Roger Waters. But they produce a mind-bending array of albums prior to that 1973 classic. That’s a whopping seven released albums that include The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967), A Saucerful Of Secrets (1968), More (soundtrack to film) (1969), Ummagumma (1969), Atom Heart Mother (1970), Meddle (1972), and Obscured By Clouds (1972). It is from those albums that a treasure chest of remixes, alternates, BBC sessions, outtakes, and a wealth of other goodies are found. Luckily, they are being collected and assembled into a magnificent, if costly, set that will definitively provide every facet of every jewel that arose from that illustrious period.

On November 11, Pink Floyd Records will unleash a mind-boggling and completely comprehensive box set that features 10 CDs, 8 BDs (Blu-ray), 9 DVDs, and five 7″ vinyl singles, not to mention a few other things that complete the set. Things like posters, flyers, tickets, and the largest collection of memorabilia you may have ever seen in a single package. There are seven volumes of book-styled sets within that look at each period and release.

The box is being called The Early Years: 1965-1972. It will offer 130+ tracks with 20 of them previously unreleased. There will be over 14 hours of video including five hours of rare concert footage from these periods. The collectible inclusions of five 7″ singles that replicate exactly their first five released UK singles. The printed material includes more than 100 photographs, and 40 pieces of memorabilia in special wallets.

Six of the seven volumes will be released separately in 2017, however the volume titled CONTINU/ATION will remain an exclusive bonus to the Boxed set ONLY.

As a companion release, the band will release a 2CD distillation called CRE/ATION: The Early Years 1967-1972, which will contain 27 selected tracks, 19 of which are previously unreleased.

Folks, this IS a Boxed Set!

Pink Floydd The Early Years 1965-1972

PINK FLOYD  -THE EARLY YEARS 1965-1972 (cut ‘n’ pasted from press release, a bit messy, I’m afraid. Apologies.)
†previously unreleased
CD 1:
1965 Recordings*:
01. Lucy Leave* 2.57
02. Double O Bo* 2.57
03. Remember Me* 2.46
04. Walk With Me Sydney* 3.11
05. Butterfly* 3.00
06. I’m A King Bee* 3.13
07. Arnold Layne 2.57
08. See Emily Play 8.57
09. Apples And Oranges 3.05
10. Candy And A Currant Bun 2.45
11. Paintbox 3.48
12. Matilda Mother (2010 mix) 4.01
13. Jugband Blues (2010 mix)† 3.01
14. In The Beechwoods (2010 mix)† 4.43
15. Vegetable Man (2010 mix)† 2.32
16. Scream Thy Last Scream (2010 mix)† 4.43
(Total: 50 mins, 32 secs approx.)
Tracks 1-11 mono.
Tracks 12-16 stereo
*including Rado Klose on guitar and Juliette Gale on vocals on ‘Walk With Me Sydney’

CD 2:
Live in Stockholm 1967:
01. Introduction† 0.25
02. Reaction in G† 7.18
03. Matilda Mother† 5.34
04. Pow R. Toc H.† 11.56
05. Scream Thy Last Scream† 4.00
06. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun† 7.17
07. See Emily Play† 3.16
08. Interstellar Overdrive† 8.57
Please note: the above tracks feature vocals recorded at a less
than optimum level
John Latham (studio recordings 1967)
09. John Latham Version 1† 4.32
10. John Latham Version 2† 5.06
11. John Latham Version 3† 3.45
12. John Latham Version 4† 2.59
13. John Latham Version 5† 2.48
14. John Latham Version 6† 3.17
15. John Latham Version 7† 2.36
16. John Latham Version 8† 2.49
17. John Latham Version 9† 2.38
(Total: 79 mins, 13 secs approx.)
Tracks 1-8 recorded live Sept 10, 1967 at Gyllene Cirkeln,
Stockholm, Sweden
Tracks 9-17 recorded at De Lane Lea Studios, London, 20 October
All tracks stereo

01. Chapter 24: Syd Barrett in the Gog Magog Hills, Cambridgeshire, UK 1966 / Pink Floyd at EMI Studios, London, April 1967 3.40
02. Nick’s Boogie†: recording Interstellar Overdrive and Nick’s Boogie at Sound Techniques Studio, Chelsea, January 11, 1967 / 6.36
Live at UFO, The Blarney Club, London, January 13, 1967
03. Interstellar Overdrive: ‘Scene – Underground’ UFO at The Blarney Club, London, January 27, 1967 4.15
04. Arnold Layne: promo video. Wittering Beach, UK, early 1967 2.54
05. Pow R. Toc H. / Astronomy Domine: plus Syd Barrett and Roger Waters interview: BBC ‘The Look Of The Week’ – BBC Studios, 9.22
London, May 14, 1967
06. The Scarecrow: ‘Pathé Pictorial’, UK, July 1967 2.05
07. Jugband Blues: ‘London Line’ promo video, 1967, London 2.58
08. Apples And Oranges: plus Dick Clark interview: ‘American Bandstand’, Los Angeles, USA, November 7, 1967 4.51
09. Instrumental Improvisation†: BBC ‘Tomorrow’s World’, London, December 12, 1967 2.11
10. Instrumental Improvisation†: ‘Die Jungen Nachtwandler’, UFO, The Blarney Club, London, February 24, 1967 4.32
11. See Emily Play: BBC ‘Top Of The Pops’ – partially restored BBC Studios, London, July 6, 1967 2.55
12. The Scarecrow (outtakes): ‘Pathé Pictorial’, UK, July 1967 2.07
13. Interstellar Overdrive: ‘Science Fiction – Das Universum Des Ichs’, The Roundhouse, London, 1967 9.33
(Total: 57 mins, 59 secs approx.)

01. Point Me At The Sky 3.40
02. It Would Be So Nice 3.46
03. Julia Dream 2.34
04. Careful With That Axe, Eugene (single version) 5.46
05. Song 1, Capital Studios, Los Angeles, 22 August 1968† 3.19
06. Roger’s Boogie, Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, 22 August 1968† 4.35
BBC Radio Session, 25 June 1968:
07. Murderotic Woman (Careful With That Axe, Eugene) † 3.38
08. The Massed Gadgets Of Hercules (A Saucerful Of Secrets) † 7.18
09. Let There Be More Light† 4.32
10. Julia Dream† 2.50
BBC Radio Session, 20 December 1968:
11. Point Me At The Sky† 4.25
12. Embryo† 3.13
13. Interstellar Overdrive† 9.37
(Total: 59 mins, 14 secs approx.)

‘Tienerklanken’, Brussels, Belgium, 18-19 February 1968: 22.28
01. Astronomy Domine
02. The Scarecrow
03. Corporal Clegg
04. Paintbox
05. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
06. See Emily Play
07. Bike
08. Apples And Oranges: ‘Vibrato’, Brussels, Belgium, February 1968 3.03
‘Bouton Rouge’, Paris, France, 20 February 1968: 13.35
09. Astronomy Domine
10. Flaming
11. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
12. Let There Be More Light
13. Paintbox: ‘Discorama’, Paris, France, 21 February 1968 3.40
14. Instrumental Improvisation†: ‘The Sound Of Change’, London, UK, March 1968 2.15
15. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun: ‘All My Loving’, London, UK, 28 March 1968 2.40
16. It Would Be So Nice (excerpt): ‘Release-Rome Goes Pop’, Rome, Italy, April 1968 1.21
17. Interstellar Overdrive: ‘Pop 68’, Rome, Italy, 6 May 1968 6.59
‘Tienerklanken – Kastival’, Kasterlee, Belgiu, 31 August 1968: 3.48
18. Astronomy Domine
19. + Roger Waters interview ‘Samedi et Compagnie’, Paris, France, 6 September 1968: 5.31
20. Let There Be More Light
21. Remember A Day
22. Let There Be More Light: ‘A L’Affiche du Monde’, London, UK, 1968 1.53
‘Tous En Scene’, Paris, France, 21 October 1968: 6.39
23. Let There Be More Light
24. Flaming
25. Let There Be More Light: ‘Surprise Partie’, Paris, France, 1 November 1968 6.35
26. Point Me At The Sky: Restored promo video, UK, 1968 3.19
(Total: 84 mins, 18 secs approx.)

CD 1:
‘More’ album non-album tracks
01. Hollywood (non-album track) † 1.21
02. Theme (Beat version) (Alternative version) † 5.38
03. More Blues (Alternative version) † 3.49
04. Seabirds (non-album track) † 4.20
05. Embryo (from ‘Picnic’, Harvest Records sampler) 4.43
BBC Radio Session, 12 May 1969:
06. Grantchester Meadows† 3.36
07. Cymbaline† 3.38
08. The Narrow Way† 4.48
09. Green Is The Colour† 3.21
10. Careful With That Axe, Eugene† 3.26
Live at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, 9 August 1969:
11. Interstellar Overdrive† 4.20
12. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun† 12.25
13. Careful With That Axe, Eugene† 10.09
14. A Saucerful Of Secrets† 13.03
(Total: 68 mins, 50 secs approx.)

CD 2:
Part 1: ‘The Man’, Amsterdam, 17 September 1969
01. Daybreak (Grantchester Meadows)† 8.14
02. Work† 4.12
03. Afternoon (Biding My Time)† 6.39
04. Doing It† 3.54
05. Sleeping† 4.38
06. Nightmare (Cymbaline)† 9.15
07. Labyrinth† 1.10
Part 2: ‘The Journey’, Amsterdam, 17 September 1969
08. The Beginning (Green Is The Colour)† 3.25
09. Beset By Creatures Of The Deep (Careful With That Axe, Eugene)† 6.27
10. The Narrow Way, Part 3† 5.11
11. The Pink Jungle (Pow R. Toc H.)† 4.56
12. The Labyrinths Of Auximines† 3.20
13. Footsteps / Doors† 3.12
14. Behold The Temple Of Light† 5.32
15. The End Of The Beginning (A Saucerful of Secrets)† 6.31
(Total: 76 mins, 36 secs approx.)

‘Forum Musiques’, Paris, France, 22 January 1969: 19.25
01. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
David Gilmour interview
02. A Saucerful Of Secrets
03. ‘The Man’ and ‘The Journey’: Royal Festival Hall, London, rehearsal, April 14, 1969: 14.05
Afternoon (Biding My Time)
The Beginning (Green Is The Colour)
Beset By Creatures Of The Deep†
The End Of The Beginning (A Saucerful Of Secrets)
Essencer Pop & Blues Festival, Essen, Germany, October 11 1969: 19.14
04. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
05. A Saucerful Of Secrets
Music Power & European Music Revolution, Festival Actuel, 27.53
Amougies Mont de l’Enclus, Belgium, 25 October 1969:
06. Green Is The Colour
07. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
08. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
09. Interstellar Overdrive with Frank Zappa 11.26
(Total: 71 mins, 14 secs approx.)


CD 1:
01. Atom Heart Mother (live in Montreux, 21 Nov 1970† 17.58)
BBC Radio Session, 16 July 1970:
02. Embryo† 11.10
03. Fat Old Sun† 5.52
04. Green Is The Colour† 3.27
05. Careful With That Axe, Eugene† 8.25
06. If† 5.47
07. Atom Heart Mother† with choir, cello & brass ensemble 25.30
(Total: 78 mins, 8 secs approx.)

CD 2:
Unreleased tracks from the ‘Zabriskie Point’ soundtrack recordings:
01. On The Highway† 1.16
02. Auto Scene Version 2† 1.13
03. Auto Scene Version 3† 1.31
04. Aeroplane† 2.18
05. Explosion† 5.47
06. The Riot Scene† 1.40
07. Looking At Map† 1.57
08. Love Scene Version 7† 5.03
09. Love Scene Version 1† 3.26
10. Take Off† 1.20
11. Take Off Version 2† 1.12
12. Love Scene Version 2† 1.56
13. Love Scene (Take 1)† 2.16
14. Unknown Song (Take 1)† 5.56
15. Love Scene (Take 2)† 6.40
16. Crumbling Land (Take 1)† 4.09
17. Atom Heart Mother† (Early studio version, band only) 19.15
(Total: 67 mins, 9 secs approx.)

DVD 1:
An Hour with Pink Floyd:
KQED, San Francisco, USA, 30 April 1970:
01. Atom Heart Mother 17.37
02. Cymbaline 8.38
03. Grantchester Meadows 7.37
04. Green Is The Colour 3.31
05. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 9.09
06. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 12.37
(Total: 59 mins, 9 secs approx.)
Audio only:
Atom Heart Mother album original 4.0 Quad mix 1970:
07. Atom Heart Mother 23.42
08. If 4.31
09. Summer ’68 5.29
10. Fat Old Sun 5.24
11. Alan’s Psychedelic Breakfast 13.01
(Total: 52 mins, 7 secs approx.)

DVD 2:
‘Pop Deux – Festival de St. Tropez’, France, 8 August 1970:
Part 1:
01. Cymbaline (sound check) 3.54
02. Atom Heart Mother 13.46
03. Embryo 11.23
Part 2:
04. Green Is The Colour/
05. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 12.21
06. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 12.07
Roland Petit Ballet, Paris, France, 5 December 1970:
07. Instrumental Improvisations 1,2,3† (live in the studio) 3.28
08. Embryo 2.39
Blackhill’s Garden Party, Hyde Park, London, UK, 18 July 1970:
09. Atom Heart Mother with the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble/John Alldis Choir 21.15
(Total: 80 mins, 53 secs approx.)
All DVD content is included on one blu-ray.

01. Nothing Part 14 (Echoes work in progress) † 7.01
BBC Radio Session, 30 September 1971:
02. Fat Old Sun† 15.33
03. One Of These Days† 7.19
04. Embryo† 10.43
05. Echoes† 26.25
(Total: 67 mins 1 sec approx.)

‘Aspekte’ feature 9.51
01. Interview + Atom Heart Mother (extracts) Hamburg, Germany, 25 February 1971
Brass & Choir conducted by Jeffrey Mitchell
02. A Saucerful Of Secrets (extract) Offenbach, Germany, 26 February 1971 ‘Cinq Grands Sur La Deux’ 17.55
Abbaye de Royaumont, Asnierès-sur-Oise, France, 15 June 1971
03. Set The Control For The Heart Of The Sun
04. Cymbaline
05. Atom Heart Mother (extract) 3.12
‘Musikforum Ossiachersee’, Ossiach, Austria, 1 July 1971
Brass & Choir conducted by Jeffrey Mitchell
‘Get To Know’ 6.23
Randwick Race Course, Sydney, Australia,
15 August 1971
06. Careful With That Axe, Eugene Band interview
’24 hours – Bootleg Records’, London, UK, 1971
07. Documentary including Pink Floyd 2.27
and manager Steve O’Rourke
‘Review’, London, UK, 1971 3.37
08. Storm Thorgerson & Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell interviewed re: record cover design
09. One of These Days (‘French Windows’) 4.17
Ian Emes animation created July 1972,
Birmingham, UK
10. Atom Heart Mother (extract, in colour): 5.10
‘Musikforum Ossiachersee’, Ossiach, Austria,
1 July 1971
Brass & Choir conducted by Jeffrey Mitchell
11. Atom Heart Mother: ’71 Hakone Aphrodite 15.11
Open Air Festival, Hakone, Japan,
6-7 August 1971
(Total: 68 mins 3 secs approx.)
Audio-only material:
01. Echoes original 4.0 Quad mix 1971 23.35

Obscured By Clouds 2016 Remix
01. Obscured By Clouds† 3.03
02 When You’re In† 2.31
03 Burning Bridges† 3.30
04 The Gold It’s In The… † 3.07
05 Wot’s…Uh The Deal† 5.09
06 Mudmen† 4.18
07 Childhood’s End† 4.33
08 Free Four† 4.16
09 Stay† 4.06
10 Absolutely Curtains† 5.52
(Total 40 mins 25 secs approx.)

Recording Obscured by Clouds, Château d’Hérouville, France, 23-29 February 1972
01. Wot’s…Uh The Deal: with recording session photos 5.04
02. Pop Deux: Documentary recording Obscured By Clouds 7.14
+ David Gilmour and Roger Waters interview
Brighton Dome, UK, 29 June 1972 16.44
03. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
04. Careful With That Axe, Eugene Roland Petit Pink Floyd Ballet, France, news reports 1972-73
05. Actualités Méditerranée, Marseille, 22 November 1972 3.29
06. JT Nuit – Les Pink Floyd, Marseille, 26 November 1972 3.04
07. JT 20h – Pink Floyd, Paris, 12 January 1973 3.01
08. Journal de Paris – Les Pink Floyd, Paris, 12 January 1973 5.03
09. Poitiers – Autour Du Passage Des Pink Floyd 4.27
Concert set up news report – France, 29 November 1972
Live At Pompeii (with 2016 5.1 Audio Remix)
10. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 6.40
11. A Saucerful Of Secrets 10.09
12. One Of These Days 5.58
13. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 10.24
14. Echoes 26.10
(Total: 107 mins 27 secs approx.)

BBC Radio Session, 25 September 1967:
01. Flaming† 2.42
02. The Scarecrow† 1.59
03. The Gnome† 2.08
04. Matilda Mother† 3.20
05. Reaction in G† 0.34
06. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun† 3.19
BBC Radio Session, 20 December 1967:
07. Scream Thy Last Scream† 3.35
08. Vegetable Man† 3.07
09. Pow R. Toc H.† 2.45
10. Jugband Blues† 3.50
BBC Radio Session, 2 December 1968:
11. Baby Blue Shuffle In D Major† 3.58
12. Blues† 4.59
13. US Radio ad 0.22
14. Music from The Committee No. 1 1.06
15. Music from The Committee No. 2 3.25
16. Moonhead† 7.16 (live on 1969 BBC TV moon landings broadcast)
17. Echoes† 24.10 (live at Wembley 1974)
(Total: 72 mins 35 secs approx.)

DVD/Blu-ray 1:
01. Arnold Layne (Alternative version) 2.56
Hampstead Heath and St. Michael’s Church,
Highgate, London, UK, March 1967
02. ‘P1 – P wie Petersilie’ 16.52
Stuggart, Germany, 22 July 1969
Corporal Clegg
Band interview
A Saucerful of Secrets
03. Atom Heart Mother 3.46
‘Bath Festival of Blues & Progressive Music’,
Shepton Mallet, UK, 27 June 1970
04. ‘Kralingen Music Festival’ 10.16
Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 28 June 1970
Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
A Saucerful Of Secrets
05. ‘The Amsterdam Rock Circus’ 35.41
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 22 May 1972
Atom Heart Mother
Careful With That Axe, Eugene
A Saucerful Of Secrets
The Committee – (Feature Film) 55.18
Score by Pink Floyd
(Total: 124 mins 49 secs approx.)

DVD/Blu-ray 2:
‘More’ feature film 1.56.00
‘La Vallée’ (Obscured By Clouds) feature film 1.45.00
(Total: 3 hours 41 mins approx.)

— Arnold Layne C/W Candy And A Currant Bun
— See Emily Play C/W The Scarecrow
— Apples And Oranges C/W Paintbox
— It Would Be So Nice C/W Julia Dream
— Point Me At The Sky C/W Careful With That Axe, Eugene

2CD – The Early Years: Cre/ation 1967-1972 (Sold Separately)

CD 1:
01 Arnold Layne (Single) 2.56
02 See Emily Play (Single) 2.55
03 Matilda Mother (2010 remix) 3.58
04 Jugband Blues† (2010 remix) 3.01
05 Paintbox (Single B Side) 3.49
06 Flaming† (BBC Session, 25 Sept 1967) 2.36
07 In The Beechwoods† (2010 mix) 4.42
08 Point Me At The Sky (Single) 3.40
09 Careful With That Axe, Eugene (Single B Side version) 5.46
10 Embryo (Harvest Records sampler ‘Picnic’) 4.35
11 Ummagumma Radio Ad† (Capitol US) 0.22
12 Grantchester Meadows† (BBC Session, 12 May 1969) 3.55
13 Cymbaline† (BBC Session, 12 May 1969) 3.43
14 Interstellar Overdrive† (Live, Paradiso, Amsterdam, Aug 1969) 4.19
15 Green Is The Colour† (BBC Session, 12 May 1969) 3.21
16 Careful With That Axe, Eugene† (BBC Session, 12 May 1969) 3.26
(Total: 57 mins 27 secs approx.)

CD 2:
01 On The Highway† (Zabriskie Point remix) 1.17
02 Auto Scene Version 2† (Zabriskie Point remix) 1.13
03 The Riot Scene† (Zabriskie Point Remix, Us & Them – piano/bass only) 1.40
04 Looking At Map† (Zabriskie Point remix) 1.56
05 Take Off† (Zabriskie Point remix) 1.19
06 Embryo (alternative version)† (BBC Session, 16 July 1970) 10.45
07 Atom Heart Mother† (Live Montreux, 21 Nov 1970) (Band only) 18.33
08 Nothing Part 14† (Echoes work in progress) 7.06
09 Childhood’s End† (2016 remix) 4.33
10 Free Four† (2016 remix) 4.16
11 Stay† (2016 remix) 4.06
(Total: 58 mins 44 secs approx.)
† Unreleased track/version

Pink Floyd Creation

The Beatles’ Live At The Hollywood Bowl To Be Released

The Beatles Live A the Hollywood BowlThe Beatles held the world in sway in the early ’60s. That was when Rock was in its infancy, just years away from its rebellious period in the later ’60s. During that period, The Beatles played dates in several locations including The Hollywood Bowl, where they sold out dates in both 1964 and 1965. In anticipation of the upcoming Ron Howard Beatles documentary, Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years, Capitol Records and Apple Records will release a selected set of seventeen performance tracks in a collection called Live At The Hollywood Bowl. Of the seventeen available tracks, four have been previously unreleased (see track-list below).

Live At The Hollywood Bowl will be released on CD and in DD formats on September 9. The vinyl edition will be delayed until November 18. The vinyl edition will be pressed on 180g-weight vinyl, and housed in a gatefold sleeve. The CD edition will contain a 24-page booklet with new notes by David Fricke.

Live At The Hollywood Bowl – The Beatles

01 – Twist & Shout
02 – She’s A Woman
03 – Dizzy Miss Lizzy
04 – Ticket To Ride
05 – Can’t Buy Me Love
06 – Things We Said Today
07 – Roll Over Beethoven
08 – Boys
09 – Hard Day’s Night
10 – Help!
11 – All My Loving
12 – She Loves You
13 – Long Tall Sally
14 – You Can’t Do That (Previously Unreleased)
15 – I Want To Hold Your Hand (Previously Unreleased)
16 – Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby (Previously Unreleased)
17 – Baby’s In Black (Previously Unreleased)


New Bowie Box, Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976) Expected In September

If you’re surprised that more music is coming from David Bowie, you shouldn’t be. No only has it been hinted that Bowie left behind a wealth of new music – music that we haven’t heard yet – but we’re getting word that old legends are making the light of day. For Bowie, that’s The Gouster. And while it being released as a single CD has not been on the table, its inclusion in a Boxed set has been. Good news for the rest of us.

On September 23, Parlophone Records will release a 12CD (or 13LP) Boxed set called Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976). Within this follow-up to Five Years (1969-1973) will be some of Bowie’s important career high points. Those will include remastered versions of Diamond Dogs, the transitional Young Americans, Station To Station, David Live, and Live Nassau Coliseum ’76. In addition to those classics, the box will include a collection of non-album b-sides and singles. Of course, the attractive offering is the unreleased The Gouster album from 1974.

Who Can I Be Now - David Bowie

Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976) will include a massive 128-page hard-cover book (84-page hard-bound for the LP Box) with incredible content (photos, liner notes, extensive credits, etc.). The Digital Download (DD) editions will be offered in two forms: 192kHz/24-bit, and 96kHz/24-bit. A COMPLETE rundown (lifted from the David Bowie website – No! I was not going to retype ALL of that information!) is cut ‘n pasted below:

Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976) – David Bowie

CD Box Set:
128 Page hardback book
Diamond Dogs (remastered) (1 CD)
David Live (original mix) (remastered) (2 CD) *
David Live (2005 mix) (remastered) (2 CD)
The Gouster (previously unreleased as an album) (1 CD) *
Young Americans (remastered) (1 CD)
Station To Station (remastered) (1 CD)
Station To Station (Harry Maslin 2010 mix) (1 CD) *
Live Nassau Coliseum ’76 (2 CD)
Re:Call 2 (Single versions and non album B-sides) (remastered) (1 CD) *
* Exclusive to ‘Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976)

LP Box Set:
84 Page hardback book
Diamond Dogs (remastered) (1 LP)
David Live (original mix) (remastered) (2 LP) *
David Live (2005 mix) (remastered) (3 LP)
The Gouster (previously unreleased as an album) (1 LP) *
Young Americans (remastered) (1 LP)
Station To Station (remastered) (1 LP)
Station To Station (Harry Maslin 2010 mix) (1 LP) *
Live Nassau Coliseum ’76 (2 LP)
Re:Call 2 (Single versions and non-album B-sides) (remastered) (1 LP) *
* Exclusive to ‘Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976)
Digital download 192kHz/24bit box set:
Diamond Dogs (remastered)
David Live (original mix) (remastered) *
The Gouster *
Young Americans (remastered)
Station To Station (remastered)
* Exclusive to ‘Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976)’

Digital download 96kHz/24bit box set:
Diamond Dogs (remastered)
David Live (original mix) (remastered) *
The Gouster *
Young Americans (remastered)
Station To Station (remastered)
* Exclusive to ‘Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976)’

Digital download standard/MFiT box set:
Diamond Dogs (remastered)
David Live (original mix) (remastered) *
David Live (2005 mix) (remastered)
The Gouster (previously unreleased as an album) *
Young Americans (remastered) (1 CD)
Station To Station (remastered) (1 CD)
Station To Station (Harry Maslin 2010 mix) *
Live Nassau Coliseum ’76 (non MFiT)
Re:Call 2 (Single versions and non album B-sides) (remastered) (non MFiT) *
* Exclusive to ‘Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976)

WHO CAN I BE NOW? (1974-1976)’CD & Vinyl Track-listings (showing Vinyl side breaks)

Released on RCA APLI 0576 (U.K.) / CPLI 0576 (U.S.) on 31st May, 1974.

Side 1.
1. Future Legend
2. Diamond Dogs
3. Sweet Thing
4. Candidate
5. Sweet Thing (Reprise)
6. Rebel Rebel

Side 2.
1. Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me
2. We Are The Dead
3. 1984
4. Big Brother
5. Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family

Released on RCA APL2 0771 (U.K.) / CPL2-0771 (U.S.) on 29th October, 1974.

David Live was culled from performances on the 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th of July, 1974 at the Tower Theater, Philadelphia.

Side 1
1. 1984
2. Rebel Rebel
3. Moonage Daydream
4. Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (reprise)

Side 2
1. Changes
2. Suffragette City
3. Aladdin Sane
4. All The Young Dudes
5. Cracked Actor

Side 3
1. Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me
2. Watch That Man
3. Knock On Wood
4. Diamond Dogs

Side 4
1. Big Brother
2. The Width Of A Circle
3. The Jean Genie
4. Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide


David Live was culled from performances on the 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th of July, 1974 at the Tower Theater, Philadelphia.

Released on EMI 874 3042 on CD and also in 5.1 on the DVD-Audio EMI 874 3049 on 14th November, 2005.

Side 1
1. 1984
2. Rebel Rebel
3. Moonage Daydream
4. Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (reprise)

Side 2
1. Changes
2. Suffragette City
3. Aladdin Sane
4. All The Young Dudes

Side 3
1. Cracked Actor
2. Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me
3. Watch That Man
4. Knock On Wood

Side 4
1. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
2. Space Oddity
3. Diamond Dogs

Side 5
1. Panic In Detroit
2. Big Brother
3. Time

Side 6
1. The Width Of A Circle
2. The Jean Genie
3. Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide


Previously unreleased as a complete album.

Side 1
1. John, I’m Only Dancing (Again) – not on ‘Young Americans’, first released as a single in 1979.
2. Somebody Up There Likes Me – alternative early previously unreleased mix
3. It’s Gonna Be Me – not on ‘Young Americans’, first released as a bonus track on the EMI/Ryko edition of ‘Young Americans’ in 1990. An alternative mix with strings was released on the 2007 EMI edition of ‘Young Americans’.

Side 2
1. Who Can I Be Now? – not on ‘Young Americans’, first released as a bonus track on the EMI/Ryko edition of ‘Young Americans’ in 1990.
2. Can You Hear Me – alternative early previously unreleased version.
3. Young Americans – same version that ended up on ‘Young Americans’.
4. Right – alternative early previously unreleased version.


Released on RCA RS 1006 (U.K.) / AQL1-0998 (U.S.) on 7th March, 1975.

Side 1
1. Young Americans
2. Win
3. Fascination
4. Right

Side 2
1. Somebody Up There Likes Me
2. Across The Universe
3. Can You Hear Me
4. Fame


Released on RCA APL1 1327 on 23rd January, 1976.


First released on EMI BOWSTSD 2010 in 5.1 and in stereo at 48kHz/24bit on the DVD format within the Station To Station deluxe set on 20th September, 2010.

Side 1
1. Station To Station
2. Golden Years
3. Word On A Wing

Side 2
1. TVC 15
2. Stay
3. Wild Is The Wind


Recorded live at the Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY, U.S.A., 23rd March, 1976. Released on EMI BOWSTSD 2010 within the Station To Station deluxe set on 20th September, 2010.

Side 1
1. Station To Station
2. Suffragette City
3. Fame
4. Word On A Wing

Side 2
1. Stay
2. Waiting For The Man
3. Queen Bitch

Side 3
1. Life On Mars?
2. Five Years
3. Panic In Detroit
4. Changes
5. TVC 15

Side 4
1. Diamond Dogs
2. Rebel Rebel
3. The Jean Genie

RE:CALL 2 (Non Album Singles, Single Versions and B-Sides)

Side 1:
1. Rebel Rebel (original single mix)
2. Diamond Dogs (Australian single edit)
3. Rebel Rebel (U.S. single version)
4. Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me (live – promotional single edit)
5. Panic In Detroit (live)
6. Young Americans (original single edit)

Side 2:
1. Fame (original single edit)
2. Golden Years (original single version)
3. Station To Station (original single edit)
4. TVC 15 (original single edit)
5. Stay (original single edit)
6. Word On A Wing (original single edit)
7. John, I’m Only Dancing (Again) (1975) (single version)


New 6CD/1DVD Box For Graham Parker Coming, These Dreams Will Never Sleep: The Best Of Graham Parker 1976-2015

These Dreams Will Never Sleep GP Box CoverRock in the late ’70s and into the early ’80s was an incredible phenomena. It was growing up so fast, we barely had time to get it all into our systems. Part of that magic was Graham Parker & The Rumour. From his debut in 1976 of Howlin’ Wind to his peak set, The Up Escalator in 1980 through his last album, Mystery Glue in 2015, Graham Parker has delivered a varied collection of great albums, 22 of them in all. Seven of them were with The Rumour, one with The Shot, and one with The Figgs. The rest were solo offerings. Consistently released, Graham Parker has covered a lot of years, and a lot of musical ground in his catalog.

On September 30, Universal UK will release a 6CD/1DVD career spanning Box called These Dreams Will Never Sleep: The Best Of Graham Parker 1976-2015 that will provide three anthology CDs, a CD with BBC sessions, and a 2CD set that contains the entire show of Graham Parker & The Rumour’s last set in 2015 that supported Mystery Glue. This live show is previously unreleased.

The DVD adds a collection of performances from Top Of The Pops, and The Old Grey Whistle Test from the ’70s, and an unreleased live concert with The Rumour at The Brook in Southampton (UK). As if these inclusions weren’t enough, a 36-page hardcover book is included filled with photos and notes, an essay, and a new interview with Graham Parker. To make the set even more attractive, a poster, and three postcards will complete the essential Box set.

As of now, there isn’t a track-list available. But when one is displayed, I’ll update this page with it.

These Dreams Will Never Sleep Inside Shot


Release Date and Contents For Upcoming Steven Wilson Remix Of Yes’ Tales From Topographic Oceans

Yes Tales From Topographic OceansBack in early May, TAP let it be known that Steven Wilson was ready to release the remixed and generously expanded edition of YES‘ late 1973 classic, Tales From Topographic Oceans (read here). The scheduled date and the contents were not yet available. But they are now:

On October 6, Steven Wilson’s remix of Tales From Topographic Oceans will be made available to fans. And there’s a lot to enjoy in this edition, which will be made available as a 3CD/1BD-Audio (Blu-ray) set, and a 2CD/2DVD-Audio set.

The general outline of inclusion will be richer in the Blu-ray Audio set than the DVD-Audio sets. But otherwise, the main attractions and some bonuses including hi-rez versions of Stereo and 5.1 Surround, and several remixed 5.1 inclusions will be the same in both. Here’s what’s in the both packages:

  • The SW mix of the original 2-disc album by Yes
  • An unedited and extended version of “Dance Of The Dawn”
  • Five new single edits that bring greater clarity to unique parts within the larger pieces.
  • 5.1 Surround Mixes in both PCM and DTS HD, both at 96kHz att 24 bits.
  • A 24-bit/96kHz Stereo mix
  • An hi-rez (24-bit/96kHz) flat transfer of the original mix of the album (possibly the earliest master of the original mix in digital).

What will separate the BD-Audio from the two DVD-Audio discs will be the following:

  • The BD-Audio will include the previously mentioned “Dance Of The Dawn” track in full blown 5.1 along with the five singles extractions.
  • The BD-Audio will include instrumental-only mixes of the album like those found on previous SW YES remixes.
  • The BD-Audio will add a FULL alternate album that includes sides one and three from the 2003 remaster of the album, as well as a previously unreleased run-through of side two, and a previously unreleased live set of side four.
  • Full needle-drops of the original UK vinyl release, and the US promo pressing of the album.
  • Expanded and restored original Roger Dean art for the album.
  • The BD-Audio set with the extra CD will contain a complete alternate version of Tales From Topographic Oceans in live settings and studio run-throughs. The live “Ritual” (Zurich, 1974), and the studio run-through of “High The Memory” are both previously unreleased.

Both packages will be presented in fancy digipaks with slip-casing, a booklet with new liner notes (Sid Smith), new interview segments with Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, and Alan White, rare photos, memorabilia, and expanded credits and other information.

There is no doubt that downloadable tracks will be made available.



3CD The Complete BBC Sessions For Led Zeppelin In September

Led Zeppelin The Complete BBC Sessions CoverA bit on the late side but…

There is a 3CD collection of BBC sessions tracks featuring Led Zeppelin between the years of 1969 and 1971. And for Led Zep fans and completists, that’s grand news indeed. The set is being put together by Atlantic Records and Swan Song for a September 16 release date.

The Complete BBC Sessions features various tracks from Top Gear, Pop Sundae, Playhouse Theatre, Paris Theatre, and a small handful of Rhythm & Blues Session tracks. The set will provide thirty-three live songs (see track list below). For fans, this is an essential collection that slots comfortably next to their official library offerings.

The Complete BBC Sessions will add in an excellent 48-page booklet to commemorate the events properly along with plenty of photos. This set will also be made available on a standard 3CD edition, a DD and a 180g 5LP vinyl Box. Also, a Super Deluxe Box with all five LPs, and the three CDs will be created for sale. There will be a 2CD remaster available as well.

A download card with access to hi-rez versions of the songs (24-bit/96kHz) will be included.

This set will update the previously released 2CD BBC Sessions offering (of 23 tracks)with new remastering and a richer experience with the booklet.

I know I’m in!

Led Zeppelin The Complete BBC Sessions

The Complete BBC Sessions – Led Zeppelin

01 – You Shook Me (23/3/69 Top Gear)
02 – I Can’t Quit You Baby (23/3/69 Top Gear)
03 – Communication Breakdown (22/6/69 Pop Sundae)
04 – Dazed And Confused (23/3/69 Top Gear)
05 – The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair (22/6/69 Pop Sundae)
06 – What Is And What Should Never Be (29/6/69 Top Gear)
07 – Communication Breakdown (29/6/69 Top Gear)
08 – Travelling Riverside Blues (29/6/69 Top Gear)
09 – Whole Lotta Love (29/6/69 Top Gear)
10 – Somethin’ Else (22/6/69 Pop Sundae)
11 – Communication Breakdown (10/8/69 Playhouse Theatre)
12 – I Can’t Quit You Baby (10/8/69 Playhouse Theatre)
13 – You Shook Me (10/8/69 Playhouse Theatre)
14 – How Many More Times (10/8/69 Playhouse Theatre)

01 – Immigrant Song (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)
02 – Heartbreaker (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)
03 – Since I’ve Been Loving You (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)
04 – Black Dog (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)
05 – Dazed And Confused (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)
06 – Stairway To Heaven (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)
07 – Going To California (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)
08 – That’s The Way (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)
09 – Whole Lotta Love (Medley) [1/4/71 Paris Theatre]
10 – Thank You (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)

01 – Communication Breakdown (23/3/69 Top Gear)
02 – What Is And What Should Never Be (22/6/69 Pop Sundae)
03 – Dazed And Confused (10/8/69 Playhouse Theatre)
04 – White Summer (10/8/69 Playhouse Theatre)
05 – What Is And What Should Never Be (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)
06 – Communication Breakdown (1/4/71 Paris Theatre)
07 – I Can’t Quit You Baby (14/4/69 Rhythm & Blues Session)
08 – You Shook Me (14/4/69 Rhythm & Blues Session)
09 – Sunshine Woman (14/4/69 Rhythm & Blues Session)

Led Zeppelin The complete BBC Sessions LP



New Ian Hunter Album, Fingers Crossed

Ian Hunter Fingers CrossedOne of our more resilient Rock n Rollers is easily Ian Hunter. When you mention Ian Hunter (in any breath), you can come away with many thoughts and realities. Of course, many of us recognize his part in the historic version of Mott The Hoople. It was with that band that the world came to find them with their big hit, “All The Young Dudes”. David Bowie was a large part of their bigger stage with his involvement although not because their talent level needed a boost. It was because of their huge talent pool that Bowie became involved with them in the first place. (I love that Bowie used his fame to help bands get much deserved attention!)

After Mott The Hoople’s last album with Hunter, Ian went on to start a successful solo career. During that early period, he cranked out plenty of singles and enjoyed charting with eight of his more than fifteen album releases. In fact, eight singles charted including one from 2007, “When The World Was Round”. His skills as a singer-songwriter are as tight and effective as they were back in his Mott days as well as his fruitful solo years.

On September 16, Ian Hunter will release his next solo album, Fingers Crossed. His is his first since When I’m President from 2002 (When I’m President charted in the Top 200 in the US, and at 97 in the UK. With all of the music being released these days, that’s a remarkable feat! But we’re talking about Ian Hunter here!

The new album has already released a single, which can be heard below. The song is a tribute to David Bowie called “Dandy”. The new album conains ten new original tracks. There is  bonus non-album song that can be acquired by pre-ordering the new album. Fingers Crossed is being released on CD, DD, and 180g-weight vinyl LP.


New Massive Phil Collins Hits Packages Planned For October

Phil Collins The SinglesSince 1985, Phil Collins has been giving fans of Genesis a fair helping of Phil Collins solo hits and albums. With a literal swarm of hits, songs that charted quite high (and you know them all), and more than a few tunes that had enough traction to pleased ardent fans, it’s no surprise that there are ‘best of’ collections already available. In fact, there exists …Hits (1998), a single disc that highlights the strongest charters like “Easy Lover”, “You Can’t Hurry Love”, “Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)”, “Sussudio”, “In The Air Tonight”, and others. In 2004, a 2CD set with a variable mix  of 25 Phil Collins arrived. It was called Love Songs: A Compilation… Old & New.

On October 14, a new 3CD collection will arrive vi Rhino Records called The Singles. Collected inside will be 45 newly remastered tracks that completely explores the run of success that Phil Collins has enjoyed outside the family business (Genesis). It’s a great blend of songs that will bring a nostalgic twinge to your heart as you remember the MTV-era tunes (see track-list below).

In addition to the 3CD set, there will be a pared down 2CD set, and a 4LP 180g-weight vinyl Box, both with 33 tracks.

The Singles – Phil Collins

01. In The Air Tonight (2015 Remastered)
02. I Missed Again (2015 Remastered)
03. If Leaving Me Is Easy (2015 Remastered)
04. Thru These Walls (2016 Remastered)
05. You Can’t Hurry Love (2016 Remastered)
06. I Don’t Care Anymore (2016 Remastered)
07. Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away (2016 Remastered)
08. Why Can’t It Wait ‘Til Morning (2016 Remastered)
09. I Cannot Believe It’s True (2016 Remastered)
10. Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) [2016 Remastered]
11. Easy Lover
12. Sussudio (2016 Remastered)
13. One More Night (2016 Remastered)
14. Don’t Lose My Number (2016 Remastered)
15. Take Me Home (2016 Remastered)

01. Separate Lives (Love Theme From White Nights) [2016 Remastered] – Phil Collins And Marilyn Martin
02. A Groovy Kind Of Love (2016 Remastered)
03. Two Hearts (2016 Remastered)
04. Another Day In Paradise (2016 Remastered)
05. I Wish It Would Rain Down (2016 Remastered)
06. Something Happened On The Way To Heaven (2016 Remastered)
07. That’s Just the Way It Is (2016 Remastered)
08. Hang In Long Enough (2016 Remastered)
09. Do You Remember? (2016 Remastered)
10. Who Said I Would (2016 Remastered)
11. Both Sides Of The Story (2015 Remastered)
12. Everyday (2015 Remastered)
13. We Wait And We Wonder (2015 Remastered)
14. Dance Into The Light (2016 Remastered)
15. It’s In Your Eyes (2016 Remastered)

01. No Matter Who (2016 Remastered)
02. Wear My Hat (2016 Remastered)
03. The Same Moon (2016 Remastered)
04. True Colors (2016 Remastered)
05. You’ll Be In My Heart
06. Strangers Like Me
07. Son Of Man
08. Two Worlds
09. Can’t Stop Loving You (2016 Remastered)
10. The Least You Can Do (2016 Remastered)
11. Wake Up Call (2016 Remastered)
12. Look Through My Eyes – Brother Bear
13. No Way Out (Theme from Brother Bear) – Brother Bear
14. (Love Is Like A) Heatwave (2016 Remastered)
15. Going Back (2016 Remastered)


New John Prine Album, For Better For Worse

John Prine For Better, For WorseSince 1971, John Prine has been providing his fans with great Country and Folk experiences starting with his brilliant debut on Atlantic Records. For the record, that self-titled set is currently on Rolling Stone magazine’s Top 500 of Essential Rock albums. Since the release of John Prine, he has released more than fifteen studio albums, as well as a small number of collections and live sets. His last album, Singing Mailman Delivers, was released in 2011. (He was a mailman in Chicago before his first album release.)

On September 30, via his own Oh Boy Records, Prine will release his next studio set, a collection of collaborations called For Better, For Worse. This album will contain 14 tracks of solid songs performed with several classic artists that include Allison Krauss, Kathy Mattea, Iris Dement, Susan Tedeschi, and Lee Ann Womack, to name but a few. There will also be one track written and performed by John Prine alone, bringing the full number of songs to fifteen.

For Better, For Worse will be released on CD, DD, and vinyl LP.

For Better, For Worse – John Prine

01 – Who’s Gonna Take the Garbage Out (feat. Iris Dement)
02 – Storms Never Last (feat. Lee Ann Womack)
03 – Falling in Love Again (feat. Allison Krauss)
04 – Color of the Blues (feat. Susan Tedeschi)
05 – I’m Tellin’ You (feat. Holly Williams)
06 – Remember Me (When Candlelights Are Gleaming) [feat. Kathy Mattea]
07 – Look at Us (feat. Morgane Stapleton)
08 – Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, And Loud, Loud Music (feat. Amanda Shires)
09 – Fifteen Years Ago (feat. Lee Ann Womack)
10 – Cold, Cold Heart (feat. Miranda Lambert)
11 – Dreaming My Dreams with You (feat. Kathy Mattea)
12 – Mental Cruelty (feat. Kacey Musgraves)
13 – Mr. & Mrs. Used to Be (feat. Iris Dement)
14 – My Happiness (feat. Fiona Prine)
15 – Just Waitin’