I don’t do UK updates often, and that should really change given the fact that many great reissues, and other things actually originate there. And so I thought that I would do a rare UK update. I don’t get many UK-issued press releases and sell-sheets but I am nosy and hunt around. Here’s what I’ve discovered:
Columbia Records (UK) will release Rewind The Film by Manic Street Preachers. And I’m pretty sure that the title will eventually be announced for a US release as well. This issue will be released as a standard CD, a Deluxe Edition (with the album’s original twelve tunes, and a second CD with seventeen extra tracks, many of them demos, five of them live performance tracks (Live at the O2). This title is set for release on September 16. CD, 2CD, DD, and LP.
Earache Records plan the release of The Temperance Movement on September 16.
Mike Oldfield fans should be happy with the recent news that the next in line for remastering and ‘deluxing’ will actually be two classic titles, Five Miles Out (1982), and Crises (1983), both slated for September 2.
Five Miles Out will be a three-disc set (2CD/1DVD). Like all of Oldfield’s albums, this title is highly anticipated with its new remaster, and extra tracks.
Crises will be issued as a five-disc Box, 37 tracks in all. Like Five Miles Out, Crises has a rabid following very, very anxious to get their hands on this album, and its new mastering and bonus tracks.
Universal UK have Muswell Hillbillies from that Muswell Hill gang, The Kinks coming on a Deluxe Edition planned for reissue on October 7. This is a bit of good news (a little dated) for Kinks fans and will 25 tracks total. Know what I’d like to see? I like to see Legacy Editions of the Kinks‘ Arista releases especially Low Budget (1979) and Misfits (1978).
Warner Brothers will reissue the 4CD, 88-track Box Set (2001) for Buffalo Springfield on September 9.
Cherry Pop (UK) have Fuel For The Fire from Naked Eyes scheduled for reissue on August 26 in an Expanded Edition that throws in demos and other extras songs.
Warner Brothers Music UK will release a 6CD box entitled Woodstock: 40 Years On – Back To Yasgur’s Farm, a 40th Anniversary Edition slated for issue on September 10.
Get On Down UK will reissue There’s A Riot Goin’ On – Gold Edition by Sly and The Family Stone on August 26. The newly restored album will feature actual embroidered flag material on the cover, a fabric created with suns instead of the traditional stars.
On September 2, Island Records UK will reissue Legend by Bob Marley on Blu-ray Audio. Maybe this is help to re-establish a slow-to-move niche market of higher audio fidelity classics. Maybe.
Wrasse Records will release a new Pink Martini album, Get Happy, on September 23. If you haven’t heard this band’s melancholy version of “Que Sera Sera”, the Doris Day happy classic, then you owe it to yourself to head on over to YouTube, or where ever you sample your music and listen to it. It might make you into a Pink Martini fan.
Ace Records UK is producing a unique kind of album centred around the fame of the New York Dolls. The album, Lipstick Powder & Paint!, The New York Dolls Heard Them Here First, contains original tracks from artists that the Dolls paid close attention to, and even re-recorded some of the songs. Heard Them Here First is an ongoing series from Ace Records. Releases on August 26 with remastered tracks.
Go Wow Records UK will release the upcoming new Glas Vegas album, Later…When The TV Turns To Static, on September 2. The title will release in standard CD, DD, and white-coloured vinyl LP.
Columbia Records and Legacy plan the 3CD, 36-track remastered reissue of the oft-countered The Clash classic, Sandanista! in a box planned for September 9. Track-listing below:
1. The Magnificent Seven
2. Hitsville U.K.
3. Junco Partner
4. Ivan Meets G.I. Joe
5. The Leader
6. Something About England
7. Rebel Waltz
8. Look Here
9. The Crooked Beat
10. Somebody Got Murdered
11. One More Time
12. One More Dub
1. Lightning Strikes (Not Once But Twice)
2. Up In Heaven (Not Only Here)
3. Corner Soul
4. Let’s Go Crazy
5. If Music Could Talk
6. The Sound Of Sinners
7. Police On My Back
8. Midnight Log
9. The Equaliser
10. The Call Up
11. Washington Bullets
1. Lose This Skin
2. Charlie Don’t Surf
3. Mensforth Hill
4. Junkie Slip
5. Kingston Advice
6. The Street Parade
7. Version City
8. Living In Fame
9. Silicone On Sapphire
10. Version Pardner
11. Career Opportunities
12. Shepherds Delight
Virgin EMI UK plan the release of Back To Boomtown: Classic Rats Hits featuring the collected hits of The Boomtown Rats. The album will be available on September 9.
Esoteric Recordings UK will reissue an Expanded and Remastered edition of the classic Stamp Album (1975) album from Climax Blues Band with six bonus tracks along woith restored art, and a new essay for the set. Also planned is an Expanded and Remastered edition of Sense Of Direction (1974) (Sense of Direction is MY personal favourite from Climax Blues Band and STILL gets repeated spins on my turntable…STILL!) This album will feature seven bonus tracks and new remastering. I’m not as keen on the UK artwork as I really like the psychedelia of the US art of the original Sense of Direction title. Also being reissued is Gold Plated (1975) with eight bonus cuts. Esoteric Records recently reissued Tightly Knit, Rich Man, Climax Chicago Blues Band, A Lot Of Bottle, Plays On, and FM/Live in the first half of 2013. Those titles are nearly gone.
Warner Brothers Records UK plan a 4CD Box set of The Last Waltz, the runaway classic by The Band, on September 13. Track-listing below:
1. Theme from the Last Waltz (With Orchestra)
2. Up On Cripple Creek
3. The Shape I’m In
4. It Makes No Difference
5. Who Do You Love (With Ronnie Hawkins)
6. Life Is a Carnival
7. Such a Night (With Dr. John)
8. The Weight
9. Down South in New Orleans (With Bobby Charles)
10. This Wheel’s On Fire
11. Mystery Train (With Paul Butterfield)
12. Caldonia (With Muddy Waters)
13. Mannish Boy (With Muddy Waters)
1. Rag Mama Rag
2. All Our Past Times (With Eric Clapton)
3. Further On Up the Road (With Eric Clapton)
5. Helpless (With Neil Young)
6. Four Strong Winds (With Neil Young)
7. Coyote (With Joni Mitchell)
8. Shadows and Light (With Joni Mitchell)
9. Furry Sings the Blues (With Joni Mitchell)
10. Acadian Driftwood
11. Dry Your Eyes (With Neil Diamond)
12. The W.S Walcott Medicine Show
13. Tura Lura Lural (That’s an Irish Lullaby) (With Van Morrison)
14. Caravan (With Van Morrison)
1. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
2. Genetic Method/Chest Fever
3. Baby Let Me Follow You Down (With Bob Dylan)
4. Hazel (With Bob Dylan)
5. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) (With Bob Dylan)
6. Forever Young (With Bob Dylan)
7. Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Reprise) (With Bob Dylan)
8. I Shall Be Released (Finale)
9. Jam #1
10. Jam #2
11. Don’t Do It
12. Greensleeves (From Movie Soundtrack)
1. The Well
2. Evangeline (With Emmylou Harris)
3. Out of the Blue
4. The Weight (With the Staples)
5. The Last Waltz Refrain
6. Theme from the Last Waltz
7. King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
8. Tura Lura Lural (That’s an Irish Lullaby) (With Van Morrison)
9. Caravan (With Van Morrison)
10. Such a Night (With Dr. John)
11. Rag Mama Rag
12. Mad Waltz (Sketch Track for ‘The Well’)
13. The Last Waltz Refrain (Instrumental Version)
14. The Last Waltz Theme (Sketch)
And finally, Frontiers Records will release new Little River Band music with the issue of Cuts Like A Diamond, which is planned for August 26.