Rhino/Parlophone have a surprise title on the list for October 8.  If any of you were fans of Ten Years After, and gave their 1973 classic Live album, Recorded Live any kind of needle play, then you will be very excited (perhaps as much as I am, maybe even more) to know that Recorded Live is likely being revisited in a 2CD set.  But that’s all I know about this one.  But bear in mind that the original title was a Columbia Records one.  And so this may just be confusing news.  The release title is genuine, but will it be the one we know and love?  I’ll let you know.

New West Records have added the new album from Howe Gelb (Giant Sand), The Coincidentalist, to their November schedule.  The new album is planned for CD, LP, and DD releases on November 5.


Friday Music have two classic albums planned for their Limited Edition 180g LP series, both scheduled for October 29.  Watch for Todd (1974) from Todd Rundgren, and The Alice Cooper Show (1977) from Alice Cooper. Both sets are remastered.

Friday Music also have a Limited Edition 180g gatefold cover LP set coming that celebrates the 45th Anniversary of Elvis – NBC TV Special (1968) featuring, of course, Elvis Presley.

Slim Style Records will release Silver, a CD/2DVD set featuring the 2011 25th Anniversary The Mission UK reunion shows from their London, Cologne, and Frankfurt concerts.  Originally planned for September 10, this title is now scheduled for October 22.  Silver will also be released digitally.

MissionUK Silver

Roadrunner Records have Vengeance Falls from Trivium planned on CD and LP (with DD rights), and scheduled for October 15.

If you wondered where the hell Black Oak Arkansas have been, well, Atlantic Records (that’s right, folks…odd given the fact that most ’70s and ’80s bands find their new albums released on unknown labels…but there it is, Atlantic Records) plan the release of their latest, Back Thar ‘N Over Yonder.  This new album is actually a hybrid of five new songs, and ten previously unreleased Dowd-produced songs from their ’70s heyday. Yeah, it has me intrigued.  This is scheduled for October 15.

Original Recordings Group will reissue a John Coltrane classic on 180g vinyl 2LP in remastered form (Bernie Grundman).  The album, Olé Coltrane (1961), was Coltrane’s last for Atlantic Records.  The LP is being remastered in 45RPM speed and is slated for reissue on October 8.


Rhino and Blackened Recordings will reissue a handful of Metallica albums on September 24.  The titles will be S&M (2CD), Beyond MagneticRide The LightningMetallicaLoadMetallic Through The Never (soundtrack) (2CD), and Re-load.  Nothing special (I don’t think), just re-releases.  These titles follow the scheduled September 10 re-releases of …And justice For All, Garage, Inc (2CD), Kill ‘Em All, and Master of Puppets.

New West Records will release a 2-disc ‘best of’ collection featuring Dwight Yoakam called 21st Century Hits: Best of 2000-2012.  The set features a 14-song set, and the DVD collects five music videos, and the entire album in hi-res 24-bit/96k audio upgrade.  It’s scheduled for September 30 in CD and CD/DVD Deluxe Edition.


Partisan Records (home of Heartless Bastards) plan the release of Negativity from Deer Tick, on September 24.  It’s planned for both CD and LP.


Rhino/Parlophone will release a 2CD live set featuring UFO called Hot ‘N’ Live: The Chrysalis Live Anthology 1975-1983, planned for issue on October 8.


Play Pen Records will release the five-track EP, High Rise, from Stone Temple Pilots (with Chester Bennington) on October 8.


Yes, the Holidays are coming.  I know it’s only August, but in reality, we’re just four months from them.  That’s why Reprise is reissuing the 1989 Kenny Rogers XMas album, Christmas In America, with a scheduled date of September 30.

Legacy have a slate of holiday titles arriving in a Classic Christmas Album series.  The titles include loaded collections from Neil Diamond, Alabama, Johnny Cash, Andy Williams, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Barbra Streisand, and Martina McBride.  These Classic Christmas Album sets are scheduled for October 8.

By MARowe