Category Archives: Reissues

Fish Out Of Water Remix and Remaster To Be Available As 2CD Deluxe Set

Good news for those who were excited about acquiring the upcoming definitive fan package of Chris Squire’s classic Fish Out of Water but were deterred by items not needed. The UK issuer of the 2CD/2DVD/1LP/2 7″ singles Box has packaged a 2CD Deluxe Edition of the album for acquisition on the same release date, April 27.

The 2CDs found in this truncated edition will contain the new Jakko Jakszyk mix on CD 1, and the new Paschal Byrne remaster of the original 1975 mix on CD 2. CD2 will feature four bonus tracks from previously released singles.

The 2CD Edition will pack in a booklet that distills the essential materials found within the larger box while still providing a strong document of photos and notes. This 2CD set will be housed in a well-designed digipak.

Fish Out Of Water (2CD Deluxe Edition) – Chris Squire

CD1 (New Stereo Mix of Fish Out of Water by Jakko Jakszyk):

01 – Hold Out Your Hand
02 – You By My Side
03 – Silently Falling
04 – Lucky Seven
05 – Safe (Canon Song)

CD2 (Remastered Original 1975 Stereo Mix by Paschal Byrne):

01 – Hold Out Your Hand
02 – You By My Side
03 – Silently Falling
04 – Lucky Seven
05 – Safe (Canon Song)
— Bonus Tracks —
06 – Lucky Seven (Single Version)
07 – Silently Falling (Single Version)
08 – Run With The Fox (Chris Squire and Alan White)
09 – Return Of The Fox (Chris Squire and Alan White)

 

King Crimson To Release New 3CD Live Set, Live In Vienna

For Prog fans, there can never be a thing as too much King Crimson, While I would absolutely bemoan (rather loudly, of course) the quite evident and glaring lack of new and original music is glaring (their last studio was The Power To Believe from 2003), anything arriving from the internal DGM branch is welcomed indeed!

Since 2003, DGM has been consistent with excellent live sets. There have been four since 2003’s complementary EleKtrik: Live in Japan. All of them are marvels to enjoy,

On April 6, DGM will release a 3CD live set, Live In Vienna. Live in Vienna is from a December 1, 2016 show performed at Museumsquartier in Vienna, Austria. As it were, this set was previously available as a limited Japan set in 2017, and which added a Live in Tokyo 2015 bonus disc (not on the new issue). See the track-list below.

Live In Vienna will feature the Vienna concert set on the first 2CDs, while the third CD will collect a set of encore and expansion performances including a 2016 live performance of “Fracture” (in Copenhagen), a track long omitted from any set lists since 1974. So yeah…anticipated is a good word to use.

The tapes from the show were newly mixed from the original multi-track tapes. The album will be presented in a four-panel digipak, with an included and descriptive 16-page booklet complete with photos, tour notes, and credits. The digipak is protected by a slipcase.

Pre-order prices for Live In Vienna are below twenty bucks.

Live In ViennaKing Crimson

CD1 (First Set:)
01 Walk On: Soundscapes: Monk Morph Music Of The Chamber
02 Hell Hounds of Krim
03 Pictures of a City
04 Dawn Song
Suitable Grounds for The Blues
05 VROOOM
06 The Construkction of Light
07 The Court of the Crimson King
08 The Letters
09 Sailors’ Tale
10 Interlude
11 Radical Action II
12 Level V

CD2 (Second Set):
01 Fairy Dust Of The Drumsons
02 Peace: An End
03 Cirkus
04 Indiscipline
05 Epitaph
06 Easy Money
07 Devil Dogs of Tessellation Row
08 Red
09 Meltdown
10 Larks’ Tongues in Aspic Part Two
11 Starless

CD3  (Encores and Expansions):
01 Fracture (Copenhagen, Denmark – 09/23/2016 at Falconer Salen)
02 Heroes
03 21st Century Schizoid Man
04 Schoenberg Softened His Hat
05 Ahriman’s Ceaseless Corruptions
06 Spenta’s Counter Claim

Debut Pete Townshend Solo Album, Who Came First, To Reissue As 45th Anniversary 2CD Set

Pete Townshend was one of four individuals that energized the band we’ve all come to love asThe Who. But even as he was a part of The Who, their creativity revolved around his song craft! And even though, The Who had plenty of his work, there was enough to slip into solo territory. In 1972, Pete Townshend rekeased his first solo album calling it, respectfully, Who Came First.

Who Came First was actually a hybrid of leftover Who constructs, especially after the capsize of Lifehouse (a Who/Townshend project) and its subsequent farming of songs that became Who’s Next (1971). Half of Who Came First was a foray into cover tunes. Upon release, it fed ravenous Who fans ably enough, charting well.

On April 13, a 2CD 45th Anniversary expansion of Who Came First will be reissued with an addition of eight bonus tracks, all previously unreleased. These will include edits, alternative tracks, and live tracks.

The 2CD Who Came First will be delivered in an eight-panel digipak, and will come with a replica poster as found in the original album release. The included 24-page booklet will contain new Townshend notes, as well as rare photos of Townshend in the studio with Meher Baba.

Who  Came Next (45th Anniversary Edition) – Pete Townshend

01. Pure and Easy
02. Evolution
03. Forever’s No Time At All
04. Let’s See Action
05. Time Is Passing
06. There’s a Heartache Following Me
07. Sheraton Gibson
08. Content
09. Parvardigar

Disc: 2
01. His Hands
02. The Seeker (2017 edit)
03. Day Of Silence
04. Sleeping Dog
05. Mary Jane (Stage A Version)
06. I Always Say (2017 Edit)
07. Begin The Beguine (2017 edit)
08. Baba O’Reilly (Instrumental)
09. The Love Man (Stage C)
10. Content (Stage A)
11. Day Of Silence (Alternate Version)
12. Parvardigar (Alternate take)
13. Nothing Is Everything
14. There’s A Fortune In Those Hills
15. Meher Baba In Italy
16. Drowned (live in India)
17. Evolution (live at Ronnie Lane Memorial)

John Fogerty 1985 Classic, Centerfield, To Be Reissued On CD and LP

Back in 1985, John Fogerty released a strong album in Centerfield and captured the attention of fans. The album contained classic tracks (“Centerfield”, “The Old Man Down The Road”, “Rock And Roll Girls”). The album went to number 1 on the charts and sold well over two million copies of the album alone.

On April 6, BMG will revisit the classic Centerfield album with CD and LP reissues. Attached to these reissues will be bonus tracks from 2010 (“My Toot Toot”, “I Confess”).

The CD edition of Centerfield will be released in a digipak, while the vinyl LP will be reissued in a splashy gatefold jacket that presents a pop-up of a baseball stadium when you open the gatefold. The LP will also contain a download rights card to acquire the two 2010 bonus tracks.

CenterfieldJohn Fogerty

01 – The Old Man Down The Road
02 – Rock and Roll Girls
03 – Big Train (From Memphis)
04 – I Saw It On T.V.
05. – Mr. Greed
06 – Searchlight
07 – Centerfield
08 – I Can’t Help Myself
09 – Zanz Kant Danz
10 – My Toot Toot (2010 Bonus Track)
11 – I Confess (2010 Bonus Track)

 

 

Cheech y Chong’s Up In Smoke Cult Classic Gets CD/BD/LP/7″ 40th Anniversary Deluxe Collection

On April 20, Rhino will reissue the 1979 Cheech y Chong soundtrack album to Up In Smoke. And do it in great style and attention. What is being assembled is being referred to as the 40th Anniversary Deluxe Collection. It will be released as a CD/BD/LP/7″. This Box celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the classic cult film.

The CD and vinyl LP contain the original soundtrack while the Blu-ray (BD) contains the 1080P HD version of the film with audio at 5.1 Surround DTS-HD MASTER. Additional extras will complete the BD:

  • Commentary by Cheech Marin and director Lou Adler
  • How Pedro Met the Man: Up In Smoke at 40—NEW!
  • Roach Clips with Optional Commentary (deleted scenes)
  • Lighting It Up: A Look Back at Up In Smoke
  • “Earache My Eye” featuring Alice Bowie: Animated Music Video
  • Cheech & Chong’s “The Man Song”
  • Vintage Radio Spots
  • Theatrical Trailer

The CD will provide a previously unreleased version of “Up In Smoke” with an additional verse in Spanish, “Up In Smoke 2018”. The 7″ vinyl single will provide a two-sided picture disc single with “Earache My Eye” b/w “Lost Due To Incompetence (Theme From A Big Green Van”.

Bonus goodies include large rolling papers, an 11×17 poster, and a booklet filled with photos, notes, credits, etc.

The housing will be 12″ x 12″ six-panel gatefold and will only be available in a limited run of 5000 copies.

 

ChangesTwoBowie To Be Reissued On CD and Color LP

In 1981, RCA released the second collection featuring Bowie pieces to be an extension to the popular issue, ChangesOneBowie. The companion set, called ChangesTwoBowie would collect ten classics and gain a marketable progression for the David Bowie train. As an album, it sold well.

On April 13, Rhino and Parlophone will reissue the set using various remasters (see below).

This David Bowie reissue will be offered on CD, DD, and vinyl LP. The vinyl LP will be released on both black and a separate blue vinyl edition.

ChangestwobowieDavid Bowie

01 – Aladdin Sane (2013 Remaster)
02 – Oh! You Pretty Things (2015 Remaster)
03 – Starman (2012 Remaster)
04 – 1984 (2016 Remaster)
05 – Ashes to Ashes (Single Version) [2017 Remaster]
06 – Sound and Vision (2017 Remaster)
07 – Fashion (Single Version) [2017 Remaster]
08 – Wild Is The Wind (2016 Remaster)
09 – John, I’m Only Dancing (Again) [2016 Remaster]
10 – D.J. (Single Version) [2017 Remaster]

YES Album, Fly From Here Remixed With New Vocals

Ever quick to erase a past, it would appear that the Howe-led version of YES (now that there’s two legitimate claims as YES), have remixed their 2011 album, Fly From Here. Fly From Here featured the vocals of then member, Benoit David. David has since left the band.

The announcement arrives that Fly From Here has been newly remixed with the purpose of replacing Benoit David’s vocals with new vocals from Trevor Horn, who performed with YES during the Drama period.

The newly remixed album will be made available to buyers (whomever they may be) on March 24 during the YES 50th Anniversary Fan Convention at the London Palladium. As a bonus, an additional track will be provided.

But color me surprised.

 

Kreator To Get Four ’90s-Era Albums In Remastered Deluxe CD, LP Sets

The early ’80s was a stage for heavy metal in its various forms. It’s when many Metal bands rose to prominence despite having been around for some years previous. Metal began to splinter into many styles, Thrash Metal being one of them. Within the ranks are Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Pantera, Testament, Anthrax, and Kreator, to name a few. With a style that began with Thrash, then merged Black Metal with Thrash, and back to Thrash again, Kreator has carved out a solid fan base with a strong menu of songs.

On March 2 and March 9, a total of four classic Kreator albums will be reissued complete with a collection of bonus tracks, brand new 2018 remastering, and special deluxe packaging for both CD and vinyl LP reissues.

March 2

Coma Of Souls (1990) – Kreator (Deluxe 2CD Mediabook, 3LP Triple Gatefold – Transparent Red Vinyl)

Bonus Tracks (Live In Fürth, Germany – 06/12/1990):
01 – When The Sun Burns Red
02 – Betrayer
03 – Terrible Certainty
04 – Extreme Aggression
05 – Coma Of Souls
06 – People Of The Lie
07 – Choir Of The Damned
08 – The Pestilence
09 – Toxic Trace
10 – Drum Solo
11 – Terror Zone
12 – Pleasure To Kill
13 – Flag Of Hate
14 – Agents Of Brutality
15 – Riot of Violence
16 – Tormentor

Renewal (1992) – Kreator (Deluxe CD Mediabook, 2LP Gatefold – Tranparent Green Vinyl)

Bonus Tracks
01 – Winter Martyrium (Rare Version)
02 – Trauma
03 – Europe After The Rain (Remix)

March 9

Cause For Conflict (1995) – Kreator (Deluxe CD Mediabook, 2LP Gatefold – Blue Vinyl)

Bonus Tracks
01 – Suicide In Swamps
02 – Limits Of Liberty
03 – State Oppression

Outcast (1997) – Kreator (Deluxe 2CD Mediabook, 2LP Gatefold – Transparent Orange Vinyl)

Bonus Tracks (Live a Dynamo Open Air 1998)
01 – Intro : Dr. Wagner, Part 3
02 – Terror Zone
03 – Lost
04 – Leave This World Behind
05 – Phobia
06 – Black Sunrise
07 – Choir Of The Damned
08 – Pleasure To Kill
09 – Whatever If May Take
10 – Extreme Aggression
11 – Renewal

 

Rhino UK To Reissue Seven Classic Stranglers Titles With Bonus Tracks

One of the great post-punk-era bands, The Stranglers, were not only quite successful in the UK, but in contrast, never gained one.single.ounce. of respect in the US. Their only US charting was a weak one (Dreamtime – 1986), but that’s not to say they did not have US fans, I am one of those proud and envious ones. Envious of the accessibility in the UK, I had virtually no one in this side of the pond to chat up The Stranglers with.

Their story is a good one and should be researched for the value. During their run, they released seventeen studio albums. Their first album, Rattus Norvegicus was released in 1977. It had two hit singles (“(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)”, and the memorable “Peaches”. It was considered one of the great UK Punk albums, and is still highly revered. Of course, there isn’t a bad Stranglers album. So, here’s great news:

On March 2, Rhino UK will reissue seven Stranglers classics in a Classic Collection series release. Those will be as follows:

  • Rattus Norvegicus (1977)
  • No More Heroes (1977)
  • Black and White (1978)
  • Live ( X Cert) [1979]
  • The Raven (1979)
  • The Gospel According To The Meninblack (1981)
  • La folie (1981)

Each of these reissues will bring alongside the original album, a collection of rarities, B-sides, and non-album singles. I have no word if these are remastered tracks. But I hope they are.  Some of the tracks were previously issued in previous reissues.

Bonus tracks will include:

Rattus Norvegicus:
10. Choosey Susie
11. Peasant In The Big Shitty – Live
12. Go Buddy Go – Other Side Of “Peaches”
13. Peaches – Airplay Version
14. Grip ’89 – (Get A) GRIP (On Yourself)
15. Grip ’89 – Grippin’ Stuff Mix 12”

No More Heroes:
12. Straighten Out – B-side of “Something Better Change” single
13. In The Shadows – B-side of “No More Heroes” single
14. 5 Minutes – Single
15. Rok It To The Moon – B-side of “5 Minutes” single
16. No More Heroes – Edit

Black And White:
13. Shut Up – B side of Nice ‘N’ Sleazy
14. Walk On By
15. Mean To Me
16. Tits – Live
17. Old Codger – B-side “Walk On By”
18. Svergie
19. Walk On By – Single Edit

Live (X Cert):
13. Down In The Sewer
14. Something Better Change
15. Bring On The Nubiles
16. Bitching
17. Peaches
18. Nice ‘n’ Sleazy
19. Ugly
20. London Lady

The Raven:
12. Fools Rush Out – B-side of Duchess
13. Yellowcakes UF6 – B-side of Nuclear Device (Wizard Of Aus)
14. In The Shadows – Live from Don’t Bring Harry EP
15. N’Emmenes Pas Harry – Single
16. Bear Cage – Single
17. Bear Cage – 12” Double A-Side

The Gospel According To The Meninblack:
11. Who Wants The World? – Single
12. The Meninblack (Waiting For ‘Em) – B-side of Who Wants The World?
13. Top Secret – B-side of Thrown Away
14. Maninwhite – B-side of Just Like Nothing On Earth
15. Vietnamerica – Non album track
16. Tomorrow Was The Hearafter – A-Side of Stranglers Information Service Single
17. G.m.b.H – Extended Version of Bear Cage which appeared on the US IRS album IV

La folie:
12. Vietnamerica – B side of Let Me Introduce You To The Family
13. Love 30 – B side of Golden Brown
14. Waltzinblack – B side of La Folie
15. Strange Little Girl – Single
16. Cruel Garden – B side of Strange Little Girl
17. You Hold The Key To My Love In Your Hands – From the La folie Sessions
18. La Folie – Edit

 

Two Keane Albums, Under The Iron Sea, Perfect Symmetry, To Be Reissued On Vinyl LP

Keane has been in the public eye for some time beginning in 2004 with the release of their debut set, Hopes and Fears. The debut broke with “Everybody’s Changing” in the UK. For the US market, it was “Somewhere Only We Know” that gave them their US exposure.  And as with every sophomore release, the fear is immediate with potential detachment after a promising first album.

For Keane, the proof was in the pudding, as they say.  Under The Iron Sea  gave the band a few more singles with “Is It Any Wonder?”, “Crystal Ball”, and “Nothing In My Way”. They again followed that album up with Perfect Symmetry (2008). Both albums, like the debut, and like their final studio set, Strangeland (2012), reached number one in the UK and other parts of the world, and performed well in the US marketplace.

On March 16, Island Records, assisted by PledgeMusic, will reissue Under The Iron Sea, as well as Perfect Symmetry as remastered vinyl LP packages. The two LPs will be cut on 180g-weight black vinyl.

Both titles on vinyl LP follow the Hopes And Fears LP reissue back on August 4, 2017. We’ll await Strangeland!