By now, everyone is aware of the upcoming Wings Across America reissue that is expected soon from Hear Music and the Paul McCartney remastering project. If not, then here is your notice. On May 28, you can expect a 4-disc Deluxe Edition of Wings Across America, the top-selling McCartney album, a selection of live Wings tracks from the extensive 1976 tour, that was released late 1976.
What will be found on this set should make die-hard fans pleased. In addition to the original set of tracks found on the album, there will be eight previously unreleased songs from the band’s show at the Cow Place in San Francisco found on the third CD (Let Me Roll It/Maybe I’m Amazed/Lady Madonna/Live And Let Die/Picasso’s Last Words/Bluebird/Blackbird/Yesterday). Also, a full-length DVD with Wings Over The World, a TV special from the era.
Unique to the 4-disc Deluxe Edition will be a 112pg book (David Fricke (OMG, this guy again?!)), a 60-page photographic journal of Linda’s photo-chronicling, 136-page replica tour package, an 80-page book of drawings (Humphrey Ocean), and download rights to all songs in hi-rez 24-bit/96k files.
Wings Over America will also be made available (same date) on 180g, 3LP gatefold with download rights to the digital files of the same songs, and a standard 2CD Edition (same date).
This set is available on May 28.
Epic Records plans the release of the latest from Joe Satriani, Unstoppable Momentum, scheduled for May 7.
Eagle Rock Entertainment will release DVD, BD for the Stones‘ documentary, Crossfire Hurricane on May 21.
More SACD goodness from the folks at Audio Fidelity will include Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits, Volume 2. It’s currently scheduled for May 7. Now, AF, let’s grab Aerosmith’s Rocks (which was completed by Columbia as an SACD release but never issued), as well as 5D from The Byrds (same deal). You can bet we’re super excited about the Going For The One SACD, and other possible Yes SACD deliveries!
RCA Records will release Damage from Jimmy Eat World on June 11.
Hang from veteran rocker, Michael Stanley, is scheduled for reissue May 7 via It’s About Music as the label release The Ride from Stanley.
AFM Records will release Steelhammer from U.D.O. in both CD and vinyl LP formats on May 21.
Mobile Fidelity, another deliverer of SACD product have the first Lynyrd Skynyrd album scheduled for DSD goodness on May 7.
Matador Records will release CD and LP of …Like Clockwork from Queens Of The Stone Age, planned for June 4.
Here’s the cover shot to the anticipated Boxer Rebellion album, Promises, which is planned for May 14.
Sumerian Records will release One Of Us Is The Killer from Dillinger Escape Plan on May 14.
Cleopatra Records will offer a CD, and LP version of a live set featuring Captain Beyond. The album is titled Live In Texas – October 6, 1973, and is scheduled for release on May 21.
Watch for A Little More Action Please, 1970-1985 featuring Mac Davis being release on May 21.
Vinyl is slated for Remember The Future, the 1973 classic from Nektar, by Cleopatra Records on May 21.
Cleopatra will also release vinyl for the excellent Sufficiently Breathless album, the 1973 beauty from Captain Beyond, with a planned date of May 7.
Eagle Rock Entertainment will release a live CD featuring Dio on May 28. The 2CD set is called Finding The Sacred Heart: Live In Philly 1986.
Lights In The Attic have First Issue (1978) from Public Image, Ltd (PiL) scheduled for reissue on both CD and LP, both on May 28.
Cleopatra Records will release Frequency Unknown from Queensrÿche in multiple formats (CD, DD, LP, EVEN Audio Cassette!) on May 21.
Sireena Records will reissue Magnification from YES in a 2LP set on May 7.