Third Eye Blind Debut Receives 2CD 20th Anniversary Edition In June

Third Eye Blind is a San Francisco band who started their career in the ’90s with a stunning 1997 debut album that has since sold over six million units. As part of the album’s legacy, it has spawned five singles, a rare feat for any band especially when they track high on Billboard’s charts. Anyone who followed them will know the quality of music that Third Eye Blind delivered over five albums. Their last album was Dopamine, released in 2015.

On June 9, Elektra Records will revisit the eponymous debut album of Third Eye Blind with a 20th Anniversary 2CD Deluxe Edition. In addition to the original album, there will be a CD of bonus tracks. That CD will offer five demos, and three extra songs including a 2017 version of “Tattoo Of The Sun”. The others include demos of “Slow Motion”, “Semi-Charmed Life”, “Kiss Goodnight”, “Scattered”, “Heroin”, and finished songs, “Alright Caroline”, and “Scattered”.

Third Eye Blind 20th Anniversary Edition will also be released on DD and a 3LP vinyl set.

Third Eye Blind – Third Eye Blind

CD1 – (Original Album):

01 – Losing A Whole Year
02 – Narcolepsy
03 – Semi-Charmed Life
04 – Jumper (1998 Edit)
05 – Graduate
06 – How’s It Going To Be
07 – Thanks A Lot
08 – Burning Man
09 – Good For You
10 – London
11 – I Want You
12 – The Background
13 – Motorcycle Drive By
14 – God Of Wine

CD2 – (Bonus Tracks)

01 – Alright Caroline
02 – Scattered
03 – Slow Motion (Demo)
04 – Semi-Charmed Life (Demo)
05 – Kiss Goodnight (Demo)
06 – Scattered (Demo)
07 – Heroin (Demo)
08 – Tattoo Of The Sun (2017 Version)


Next David Bowie Picture Disc Single, “Be My Wife”, To Be Issued In June

The recorded music of David Bowie has far surpassed his expectations of his import to the world. Since his passing, the respect laid out for Bowie has been a rich one for fans, who have benefited by reissues of his albums and a steady stream of special 7″ picture disc singles.

The latest to be offered is “Be My Wife“, a song from his 1977 classic album, Low. This single is backed with “Art Decade” (Live Perth – 1978) (not “Speed of Life”, which backs the original single release). “Be My Wife” is newly remastered for this pressing.

The single is a picture disc and is tagged for release on June 16 via Rhino Records and Parlophone.


OK Computer by Radiohead To Receive 20th Anniversary Sets In OKNOTOK 1997-2017

Radiohead is eclectic enough to catch the attention of the most demanding obscure music lover, and yet mainstream enough to spread a wider net

Cover art for Oknotok

for their music. Sales of their albums reveal that no matter where you stand, Radiohead is likely to be a appreciated source of entertainment for you.  And I already know that TAP readers are a demanding lot! You’re the (ONLY) reason I do this site year after year.

One of the classic issues from Radiohead is their third album, OK Computer, released in 1997. That album exposed the band to their largest audience that they’ve experienced up to that album. Nevertheless, it’s hard to believe that it’s at its 20th Anniversary now.

On June 23, XL Recordings will release a remastered edition and include a collection of bonus tracks with three previously unreleased songs and a series of eight B-side tracks. This update will feature 23 songs total (see track-list below). This new edition is titled OKNOTOK 1997-2017. It is being re-released on 2CD, DD, and 3LP (180g-weight vinyl). Even better, there will be a Box set arriving with the three 180g vinyl LPs and a hardbound book filled with art, lyrics, and more. Adding to the heft of this supreme collector’s set will be a notebook by Thom Yorke, a sketchbook, and a C90 cassette mix cassette with – as yet unknown – sessions and demos pieces.

After OK Computer,  Radiohead produced six more albums including their recent A Moon-Shaped Pool. With their talent increasing over the decades, we can only look forward to more and more intriguing music from this band. Here’s to a 20th Anniversary set for their follow-up to OK Computer, which was Kid A (2000), for 2020.

OKNOTOK 1997-2017 (OK Computer) – Radiohead

CD1 – Original Album (12 tracks):
01 – Airbag
02 – Paranoid Android
03 – Subterranean Homesick Alien
04 – Exit Music (For a Film)
05 – Let Down
06 – Karma Police
07 – Fitter Happier
08 – Electioneering
09 – Climbing Up The Walls
10 – No Surprises
11 – Lucky
12 – The Tourist

CD2 – Unreleased Tracks (3 tracks):
13 – I Promise
14 – Man of War
15 – Lift
Bonus B-sides Inclusions (8 tracks)
16 – Lull
17 – Meeting In The Aisle
18 – Melatonin
19 – A Reminder
20 – Polyethylene (Pts 1 & 2)
21 – Pearly
22 – Palo Alto
23 – How I Made My Millions