As we all know, the holiday seasons is a time where news for most labels seem to take a back seat to the hustle of the timeframe.  Even so, there are dribbles of news that make themselves available.  Before I drop what I can, please know that I wish you all a happy holidays, and hope that 2013 will bring good things.

Also, as you may be noticing, especially if you happen to log in during one of my testings, that I’m experimenting with new themes.  I apologize for the fooling around.  But it is kind of fun.

I’ll be back some time next week.

On January 22, and as it was expected, Columbia Records will release a 2CD album of some of the performance tracks from 12/12/12: The Concert for Sandy Relief.

New West Records plan the LP and CD release of Electric from Richard Thompson on February 5 including a 2CD Deluxe Edition that adds in a bonus disc of seven extra bonus songs.


The newest album from Sarah Brightman, Dreamchaser, has been delayed until some point in April.

Legacy Recordings have another Jimi Hendrix album on the calendar.  The album, People, Hell and Angels, have been scheduled for March 5.  This album’s twelve tracks represent unreleased Hendrix studio tracks.


Audio Fidelity will release Rock Of The Westies by Elton John on 24k Gold Disc with a planned date of January 22.

KK Records will release a new Kris Kristofferson album, Feeling Mortal, which is slated for January 29.  Now, I’ve been a Kristofferson fan for many decades.  He has never disappointed.  I’m betting that Feeling Mortal will be top-notch.


Rhino UK (WB) will release a New Order album, Lost Sirens, on January 22.  Keep your fingers crossed for a domestic US release.

Mobile Fidelity will reissue Learning To Crawl from The Pretenders as a Hybrid SACD with a selected release date of January 15

Sire Records have a new Johnny Marr solo effort, The Messenger, scheduled for issue on February 26.

On February 19, Robin Trower will release Roots and Branches.  I want to hear it.


RED will release new Adam Ant music with the issue of the wordy Adam Ant Is The Blueblack Hussar Marrying The Gunner’s Daughter (whew!) on January 22 .

429 Records will release new Joan Armatrading with Starlight, scheduling the album for February 26.

Nonesuch Records will release the collaborative set from Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell called Old Yellow Moon, on February 26.

The Savage Playground from Crashdiet is planned for release on January 22.

Shout! Factory will reissue Fandango (1982) by Herb Alpert on February 19.


Century Media will release Target Earth by Voivod on January 22.

By MARowe