Two LP Editions of Beach Boys Classic, Pet Sounds, In July

Beach BoysPet Sounds is no stranger to being fussed over. From its inception, it heralded a new approach for the popular band from the ’60s. Since, there have been many editions to keep us aware of its importance. For LP aficionados, here comes another opportunity that’s a collectible one.

On July 7, Analogue Productions will re-release Pet Sounds in two forms that will include 45RPM cut, 200g-weight vinyl LPs. One of them will be a Stereo edition; the other Mono. Both editions are newly remastered by Kevin Gray of CoHEARant Audio. The Mono version was oversaw by Brian Wilson himself.

The LPs are high-quality gatefold editions. Treat yourself to both!

New Alice Cooper Album, Paranormal, Supplies Three Cuts With Original Band – In July

Alice Cooper is a unique part of Rock and Roll. When the original five recorded machine gun style, they recorded some fine material. Not counting their first two, starting with Love It to Death (1971) Killer (1971)  School’s Out (1972) to Billion Dollar Babies (1973), and then closing out with Muscle of Love (1973), a period of only two and a half years passed. To me, that’s some high level of creativity. From there, some normalcy occurred in recording periods with more than a year’s space between them. For me, I still adore all of the albums from the original band. From the solo years, I have a give and take attitude. When Alice Cooper reunited with the remaining members, I was as excited as I could be. When the rumors circulated that the original band would record together, well…!

 

On July 28, Alice Cooper will release his newest solo effort with a surprise packaging inclusion. The new album is a 12-track original to be called Paranormal. It is being released in a 2CD digipak, the expected DD, and a limited edition 2LP package. The 2CD digipak is one CD for the solo work, and the bonus CD will include three new songs written and recorded with the original band (Michael Bruce, Neal Smith, Dennis Dunaway. Glen Buxton died in 1997). Other tracks planned for the bonus CD will be selected live tracks.

Who’s excited?