HD Tracks For Sting, Ella Fitzgerald, Queen, and Neil Diamond

There are a few Digital HD titles coming including a broadening of the Neil Diamond catalog.

57th & 9th Sting

On November 11, A&M Records will release the new album by Sting, 57th & 9th as an HD download as 96kHz/24-bit. Others include two HD levels for the Ella Fitzgerald‘s 1958 Grammy-winning classic, Ella Swings Lightly. It will issue in 192kHz/24-bit, and 96kHz/24-bit HD. It’s planned for December 2 via Verve.


Hollywood Records will issue the upcoming Queen BBC collection, Queen On Air in HD digital on November 4.

The added Neil Diamond titles include:

  • Tennessee Moon
  • Live In America
  • The Christmas Album
  • The Christmas Album, Volume 2
  • A Cherry Cherry Christmas
  • The Classic Christmas Album
  • Up On The Roof: Songs From The Brill Building
  • All Time Greatest Hits
  • Three Chord Opera
  • The Jazz Singer

All Neil Diamond titles will be issued in 96kHz/24-bit and 192kHz/24-bit HD tracks.


New Neil Young Official Release Series 8.5-12 Coming In November

neil-young-official-release-series-8-12With massive vinyl LP boxed sets making the big splash rather than full catalog CD boxes these days, it’s fun to see what my turntable will benefit from should I be vastly interested.

On November 25, Reprise will gather several classic Neil Young titles in what will be another in the Neil Young Official Release series. The new LP box will be Discs 8.5-12. Those will include: Long May You Run (The Stills-Young Band) (1976), American Stars n Bars (1977), Comes A Time (1978), Rust Never Sleeps (1979), and Live Rust (1979).

All LPs will be pressed on 180g-weight black vinyl with a great slip box housing.

Historically, Neil Young Official Release Series 1-4 issued in 2012, and Series 5-8 was released in 2014.

New Flaming Lips Album, Oczy Mlody, Expected In January

flaming-lips-oczy-mlodyThe Flaming Lips are a band that is progressive in a strangely psychedelic way. And they’ve been around for a long, long time. Their last wildly successful album was Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (2002). It provided the hit song, “Do You Realize?”. The album was critically acclaimed and well worth the time spent listening to it, even on repeat. Since that album, The Flaming Lips has experimented heavily. Their last album, With A Little Help From My Fwends (2014), was a cover set for The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper.

On January 13, Warner Bros Records will release the fifteenth studio album set from the band. The new album is being called Oczy Mlody and is expected to be a return to the style of Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots. It will provide twelve new songs including the now available fore-running track (hear below), “The Castle”.

Oczy Mlody will be released on CD, DD, and vinyl LP. The CDs will be made available in both Explicit (PA), and Edited versions. The LP will be a 2LP set, pressed on 180g-weight purple and orange vinyl. The LP will provide download rights.

Two Ron Wood ’70s Solo Albums To Reissue As 2CD Deluxe Sets

ronnie-wood-now-lookAn immediate rush of blood to the head comes once in a while in the reissue world of music. For me, it’s the news of 2CD Deluxe Editions of two Ron Wood (Jeff Beck Group/Faces/The Rolling Stones) classics that are revered among fans. Those two albums are I’ve Got My Own Album To Do (1974), and Now Look (1975).

I’ve Got My Own Album To Do (title inspired by a certain individual who had more interest in a solo career than recording the next album with Faces) was released with the help of Jagger, Richards, George Harrison, Ian McLagan, and Mick Taylor. This album was a labor of good help and love. As for me, I STILL play this regularly. It excites my senses to wonder what may be extra material in addition to the possible new remastering.

Now Look was even better. I was produced with most of the original contributors heard on the first album. Now Look entered the charts and hung around for a bit. With songs like “Breathe On Me”, “I Got Lost When I Found You”, and the title track, along with another eight excellent songs, Now Look is another great album that I still play a lot.

Both albums were released on the Warner Bros Records label. For these two 2CD Deluxe Editions, they are in the very capable hands of Friday Music. You can expect both on January 6.


I will update as I get more information. I have little doubt that they might be reissued as vinyl LP sets as well.



More Alison Moyet 2CD Deluxe Editions Coming (Raindancing, Hoodoo, Essex)

With the recent news that the US market would reissue the debut solo album from Alison Moyet, there has come to light that not just Alf that will be remastered and reissued but her other three Columbia albums would also be reissued. Those will include Raindancing (1987), Hoodoo (1991), and Essex (1994). All of thee mentioned albums will be newly remastered and will include a treasure of bonus tracks that include live cuts, B-sides, 12″ single mixes, demos, and different versions. All albums are being reissued via BMG.

All extended booklets include rare photos, new notes, new interviews with Alison Moyet, and other goodies.

All four Alison Moyet Deluxe Editions can be acquired via the UK Amazon portal or by the Alison Moyet page that leads to Pledge Music (all links inside) accessed here. If missed, my original post on Alf can be read here. It may also be that the US marketplace will soon release these three other Moyet classics.

Raindancing will add in sixteen bonus tracks on the 2CD Deluxe Edition:

alison-moyet-raindancingCD1 (2016 Remaster of Original 1987 Album):
01. Weak in the Presence of Beauty
02. Ordinary Girl
03. You Got Me Wrong
04. Without You
05. Sleep Like Breathing
06. Is This Love?
07. Blow Wind Blow
08. Glorious Love
09. When I Say (No Giveaway)
10. Stay

CD2 (Bonus Tracks):
01. Is This Love? (L.A. Mix)
02. Blow Wind Blow (Long Version)
03. Weak In The Presence of Beauty (Extended Mix)
04. To Work On You
05. Take My Imagination To Bed
06. Ordinary Girl (Remix)
07. Palm Of Your Hand (Cloak & Dagger)
08. Ordinary Girl (Dance Mix)
09. Love Letters
10. This House (Original Mix) (B-side of ‘Love Letters’)
11. Love Letters (Extended Version)
12. The Coventry Carol (From Olympics benefit album ‘A Very Special Christmas’, 1987)
13. Love Resurrection (Live At Wembley Arena, 13th May 1987) (B-side of ‘Sleep Like Breathing’)
14. Ne Me Quitte Pas (Live At Wembley Arena, 13th May 1987) (B-side of 12 inch of ‘Sleep Like Breathing’)
15. You And Me (Previously Unreleased Demo)
16. Let’s Get Personal (With James Brown)

Hoodoo will be bolstered with fourteen bonus tracks that include live sets, demos, 12″ single remixes, and other various pieces:

alison-moyet-hoodooCD1 (2016 Remaster of Original 1991 album):
01. Footsteps
02. It Won’t Be Long
03. This House
04. Rise
05. Wishing You Were Here
06. Hoodoo
07. (Meeting With My) Main Man
08. Back Where I Belong
09. My Right A.R.M.
10. Never Too Late
11. Find Me

CD2 (Bonus Tracks):
01. Take Of Me
02. Back Where I Belong (Polite Mix)
03. Back Where I Belong” (Soft Mix)
04. Come Back Home
05. Hoodoo (Extended Version)
06. Hoodoo (Starlight Dub)
07. Hoodoo (Single Version)
08. Hoodoo (Instrumental)
09. It Won’t Be Long (Live At The Town & Country Club, London, 17th July, 1991)
10. Wishing You Were Here (Live At The Town & Country Club, London, 17th July, 1991)
11. Never Too Late (Live At The Town & Country Club, London, 17th July, 1991)
12. Find Me (Live At The Town & Country Club, London, 17th July, 1991)
13. (Meeting With My) Main Man (Live At The Town & Country Club, London, 17th July, 1991)
14. Dig A Hole (Previously Unreleased Demo)

Finally, Essex will have a its own batch of eighteen bonus tracks that include 12″ remixes, demos, live cuts, single versions, and acoustic versions:

alison-moyet-essexCD1 (2016 Remaster of Original 1994 album):

01. Falling
02. And I Know
03. Whispering Your Name
04. Getting into Something
05. So Am I
06. Satellite
07. Ode to Boy
08. Dorothy
09. Another Living Day
10. Boys Own
11. Take of Me
12. Ode to Boy II
13. Whispering Your Name (Single Mix)
14. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Single Mix)
15. Blue
16. Solid Wood (Single Mix)
17. My Best Day – The Lightning Seeds
18. Make a Change (feat. Alison Moyet) – Nearly God
19. Our Colander Eyes (Single Mix)

CD2 (Bonus Tracks):
01. Falling (Infinitie Dub)
02. It Won’t Be Long (Acoustic)
03. Whispering Your Name (Extended Remix)
04. Whispering Your Name (Remix)
05. Getting Into Something (Midnight Mix)
06. Dorothy (Acoustic)
07. Ne Me Quitte Pas (Acoustic)
08. Never Too Late (Remix) (This one isn’t actually called remix)
09. Never Too Late (Extended Remix)
10. Life In A Hole
11. Rock And Roll (Live At The Mean Fiddler, London, 3rd April, 1992)
12. Sunderland Glynn
13. Beautiful (Previously Unreleased)
14. How Long (Previously Unreleased)
15. Blue (The Essential Mix)This is just the version of Blue on the Essential Alison Moyet album
16. Our Colander Eyes (Pete Glenister Demo) (Previously Unreleased)
17. Blue (Playing The Field Edit)
18. There Are Worse Things I Could Do

(Thanks to Craig J for the heads up!)

Time Stand Still – Live Rush To Be Released on DVD and Blu-ray

rush-time-stand-stillOn November 3, there will be a one night only presentation of Time Stand Still. This presentation is a two hour show that features a night from the Rush 2015 4oth Anniversary tour. Hopefully, you Rush fans out there have your tickets for these large market screenings.

But for the small market folks, and those that will want to relive the experience, Rounder Records will release several iterations of Time Stand Still on the planned date of November 18. The show will issue on DVD and Blu-ray editions, both scheduled for the same date.

Time Stand Still (DVD/BD):

01 When I Was A Kid  03:05
02 It’s A Really Hard Life  10:46
03 A Huge Accomplishment  08:26
04 Building R40  04:57
05 Fan-Tastic  18:57
06 Hello Toronto 09:41
07 “Ride On” Neil  02:31
08 Your Weakest Point 06:43
09 Marathon Not A Sprint 11:04
10 At Road’s End  17:00
11 Subdivisions 05:34
12 Superconductor  05:55
13 Show Don’t Tell  06:19
14 The Pass  05:14
15 Closer To The Heart 05:05
16 Manhattan Project 05:07
17 Scars 04:49
18 War Paint  05:50
19 Tom Sawyer  05:44
20 2112: Overture / La Villa Strangiato / In The Mood  11:48
21 The Professor’s Warmup 05:34


Disturbed Releases Live Album, Live at Red Rocks, in November

disturbed-live-at-red-rocksSince Disturbed’s arrival, they have produced six studio sets, five of which have entered the charts. Their debut album, the Sickness, fell within the top 30 and sold over four million units buoyed by their hit song, “Down With The Sickness”. After the Chicago band released Asylum in 2010 (their fifth), they took a break that lasted until their regathering to record and release 2015’s Immortalized. That album generated a number one entry into the Billboard Top 200, and won praise for Best Rock Album of 2015. Since it’s release, Disturbed has regained the ears of fans, particularly with their latest entry, the million-selling viral cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound Of Silence”. With that song, they gained the ears and attention of an older audience thus broadening their fan base.

Disturbed toured the music of Immortalized over the course of 2015 with one show being recorded for a live release. That show was Red Rocks on August 15.

On November 18, Reprise Records will release that live set as Disturbed – Live at Red Rocks. This collection will contain fifteen live performance tracks that will include the recent “The Sound Of Silence” cover song (See list below).

Disturbed – Live at Red Rocks will be released on CD and in DD, with both Explicit and Edited versions being made available. There will be a vinyl 2LP set made available later in the year on December 16.

Disturbed – Live at Red Rocks

01 Introduction
02 Ten Thousand Fists
03 The Game
04 The Vengeful One
05 Prayer
06 Liberate
07 The Animal
08 Stupify
09 The Sound of Silence
10 Lost Soul
11 Inside the Fire
12 The Light
13 Stricken
14 Indestructible
15 Voices
16 Down With the Sickness


Alison Moyet 1985 Debut, Alf, Remastered and Expanded 2CD Edition Planned For December

alison-moyet-alf-2cdAlison Moyet lit the synth-pop world up with her extraordinary 1984 album, Alf. With her strong voice, she once helped Yazoo to achieve a rich connection with the dance-oriented synth audience. After Yazoo gave up the ghost after just a few albums. But as she refused to just lay back, she began a solo career that provided her the right platform to gain her own audience. In 1984, she released her solo debut, Alf. It immediately propelled her to stardom in the UK generating three hit singles. Over the course of her career, she delivered eight solo albums. Her follow-up to Alf, Raindancing, also soared high on the charts and provided her with another multi-platinum album.

On December 2, BMG will reissue Alf as a remastered and expanded 2CD Deluxe Edition. It will add in a CD of bonus tracks that include extended tracks for the dance audience, a form of single that was popular at the time. Other inclusions are remixes, new versions, and two live tracks, fifteen bonus tracks in all. There will also be a DD edition, but no vinyl LP has been mentioned.

The included booklet features photos, a new interview with Alison Moyet, lyrics, notes for each of the album’s original tracks, Alf is a great album from the ’80s! I’m quite excited for this.

Alf – Alison Moyet

CD1 (Original 1985 Album Remastered):
01. Love Resurrection
02. Honey for the Bees
03. For You Only
04. Invisible
05. Steal Me Blind
06. All Cried Out
07. Money Mile
08. Twisting the Knife
09. Where Hides Sleep

CD2 (Bonus Tracks):
01. Love Resurrection (U.S. Long Version; 2016 – Remaster)
02. All Cried Out (The Remix; 2016 – Remaster)
03. Invisible (Extended Version; 2016 – Remaster)
04. For You Only (Extended New Version; 2016 – Remaster)
05. Love Resurrection (Love Injected Mix; 2016 – Remaster)
06. Baby I Do (2016 – Remaster)
07. Invisible (Transparent Mix; 2016 – Remaster)
08. Hitch Hike
09. For You Only (New Version)
10. That Ole Devil Called Love (Remastered Version)
11. Don’t Burn Down the Bridge (2016 – Remaster)
12. That Ole Devil Called Love (Jazz Version; 2016 – Remaster)
13. Don’t Burn Down the Bridge (Extended Version; 2016 – Remaster)
14. Twisting the Knife (Recorded Live at the Dominion Theatre, London, 1985)
15. That Ole Devil Called Love (Recorded Live at the Dominion Theatre, London, 1985)


Two Stevie Nicks Expanded Remasters Include Bella Donna, and The Wild Heart

stevie-nicks-bella-donnaIf you’re a Stevie Nicks fan, then you should know that two of her clssic solo albums are on the calendar for expanded remasters reissues. That pretty good news to me. (Sadly, for now, Rock A Little isn’t on the calendar.)

Stevie Nicks has a unique voice that helped propel Fleetwood Mac to the highest reaches of Rock history with their 1975 release, Fleetwood Mac. And despite that the band has been around for years prior to that release, it was that reinvention that gained them incredible fame. But as the band waned in popularity, Stevie Nicks looked to build her solo career. And she did quite a job at it.

Her first album, Bella Donna, the home of “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” with Tom Petty, “Leather and Lace” with Don Henley, “Edge Of Seventeen”, and to a lesser hit extent “After The Glitter Fades”. The album hit big, selling multiple millions buoyed by hits that lasted for nearly a year. It was followed by The Wild Heart in 1983 (waiting for the debut to cool down in sales). It produced “Stand Back”, the album’s biggest hit.  That album would traffic like Bella Donna, but is still an essential from the honey-voiced singer.

stevie-nicks-wild-heartOn November 4, Rhino Records will assemble Deluxe Edition packages that will include remastered original album, as well as a CD of bonus tracks with early takes, alternate versions, demos, and other goodies, plus, in the case of Bella Donna, a 1982 live set on a separate CD. The booklets that accompany these two reissues will be filled with the usual expectations. In addition to the CD packages, Rhino will release the newly remastered original albums on DD, and vinyl LPs.

Please let Rock a Little be next.



Bella Donna – Stevie Nicks


CD1 (Original 1981 Album Remastered):
01. Bella Donna
02. Kind of Woman
03. Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
04. Think About It
05. After The Glitter Fades
06. Edge of Seventeen
07. How Still My Love
08. Leather And Lace (with Don Henley)
09. Outside The Rain
10. The Highwayman

CD2 (Bonus Tracks):
01. Edge of Seventeen (Early Take)
02. Think About It (Alternate Version)
03. How Still My Love (Alternate Version)
04. Leather And Lace (Alternate Version)
05. Bella Donna (Demo)
06. Gold And Braid (Unreleased Version)
07. Sleeping Angel (Alternate Version)
08. If You Were My Love (Unreleased Version)
09. The Dealer (Unreleased Version)
10. Blue Lamp (From “Heavy Metal”) [Remastered]
11. Sleeping Angel (From “Fast Times At Ridgemont High”) [Remastered]

CD3 (Live 1982):
01. Gold Dust Woman (Live 1982) [Remastered]
02. Gold And Braid (Live 1982) [Remastered]
03. I Need To Know (Live 1982) [Remastered]
04. Outside The Rain (Live 1982) [Remastered]
05. Dreams (Live 1982) [Remastered]
06. Angel (Live 1982)
07. After The Glitter Fades (Live 1982) [Remastered]
08. Leather And Lace (Live 1982)
09. Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (Live 1982) [Remastered]
10. Bella Donna (Live 1982)
11. Sara (Live 1982) [Remastered]
12. How Still My Love (Live)
13. Edge Of Seventeen (Live 1982) [Remastered]
14. Rhiannon (Live 1982) [Remastered]

The Wild Heart – Stevie Nicks


CD1 (Original 1983 Album – Remastered):
01. Wild Heart
02. If Anyone Falls
03. Gate And Garden
04. Enchanted
05. Nightbird
06. Stand Back
07. I Will Run To You (Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty)
08. Nothing Ever Changes
09. Sable on Blond
10. Beauty And The Beast

CD2 (Bonus Tracks):
01. Violet And Blue (From “Against All Odds”) [Remastered]
02. I Sing For The Things (Unreleased Version)
03. Sable on Blond (Alternate Version)
04. All The Beautiful Worlds (Unreleased Version)
05. Sorcerer (Unreleased Version)
06. Dial the Number (Unreleased Version)
07. Garbo (B-Side) [Remastered] – side
08. Are You Mine (Demo)
09. Wild Heart (Session)