In anticipation of the new Waterboys album, Out Of All This Blue, expected on September 9, Chrysalis Records is reaching back to re-release several versions of The Waterboys’ classic-era albums including This Is The Sea, Fisherman’s Blues, Room To Roam, and the collection, The Best Of The Waterboys 81-90. There’s little special here. In fact, you’ve seen them all. But if you haven’t acquired one of these newer remastered recordings, then here’s an opportunity.
On September 22, watch for:
A 2CD Collector’s Edition of This Is The Sea featuring 2004 remasters, and fourteen bonus tracks. It will be housed in an 8-panel digipak.
A 4-panel single CD re-release of The Best Of The Waterboys 81-90, originally released in 1991.
A 4-panel digipack single CD re-release of Fisherman’s Blues featuring 2006 remasters.
An 8-panel digipack 2CD re-release of Room to Roam featuring 2008 remasters, and a second disc of seventeen bonus tracks.
Well, here we are in August. And as much as I shouldn’t say it, Christmas is in arrival status. Therefore, my inbox begins to fill with Christmas related projects. Normally, I ignore them until around the middle to end of September. But since I’m a lifetime Herb Alpert fan, I’ll give this one a post.
On September 29, Herb Alpert will release his first Christmas album in 50 years. His previous one, Christmas Album, was issued in 1968. his new one is going to be called The Christmas Wish, and will be presented with Symphony and Choir. this new holiday set, with fifteen classic selections, was recorded in Hollywood at the Capitol Records Building. With not only Herb Alpert’s legendary trumpet in he recordings, there will be a ten-piece rhythm section, a 45-piece orchestra, and a 32-member choir to complement it all.
The Christmas Wish will be provided on CD, DD, and vinyl 2LP (with gatefold).
The Christmas Wish – Herb Alpert
01 – Joy to the World / Silver Bells Medley
02 – Let It Snow / Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Medley
03 – Santa Baby
04 – Carol of the Bells / We Wish You a Merry Christmas – Medley
05 – I’ll Be Home for Christmas
06 – Silent Night
07 – Winter Wonderland
08 – Merry Christmas, Darling
09 – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
10 – The Christmas Wish
11 – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
12 – The Christmas Song
13 – White Christmas
14 – What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
15 – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring