Rhino has a few Talking Heads surprises in the works for October 29. They have The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads planned for 180g, gatefold, 2LP vinyl, with More Songs About Buildings And Food also scheduled for 180g vinyl LP. These two will be purchases for me. Now, if only I could convince the boys and girls at Universal that a few Wishbone Ash albums deserve the 180g vinyl love, I’d be in absolute heaven.
Also getting 180g, gatefold cover, vinyl love will be Santana’s Greatest Hits. It’s scheduled for October 29 via Friday Music.
Machine Music have Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) from Gary Numan, planned for October 15 on CD, DD, and vinyl LP.
Legacy Recordings will release Live At The Sahara by Tony Bennett on October 8.
Dead Oceans Records (another of my favorite labels, these days), will release a Deluxe Edition of Muchacho De Luio (released earlier this year, and well-received) from Phosphorescent. The 2CD Deluxe Edition will add in a show at Saint Pancras Church, showcasing twelve performance tracks including the impressive “Song For Zula”. This re-release is planned for October 29.
Epitaph Records will release Christmas Songs from Bad Religion on October 29. The album will sport nine classic holiday favorites (Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, O Come All Ye Faithful, O Come, O Come Emmanuel, White Christmas, Little Drummer Boy, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, What Child Is This? Angels We Have Heard On High, American Jesus (Andy Wallace Mix).
ATO Records will issue Garcia Live Volume Three: December 14-15, 1974 NW Tour, featuring Jerry Garcia Band/Legion Of Mary, on CD, and planned for October 15
ATO will brighten up Kool & The Gang fans with Kool With The Holidays, scheduled for November 19.
Virgin Records have Three Sixty coming from A Perfect Circle, on November 5.
Nik Turner, the brilliant mind behind Hawkwind, will return with Space Gypsy, on September 24. It will be made available on CD, LP, and a richly laden Super Deluxe package.
Audio Fidelity will reissue Touch from Sarah McLachlan on Stereo SACD Hybrid on October 1.
New from Paul McCartney will be issued on CD, Deluxe Edition CD, and vinyl LP, starting on October 15.
Mute Records will reissue a stack of Cabaret Voltaire titles on November 12 with #8385 (Collected Works 1983-1985) on 6CD/2DVD), Drinking Gasoline (1985), Micro-Phonies (1984), The Covenant, The Sword, and The Arm Of The Lord ( 1985), and The Crackdown (1983). These titles will also reissue on vinyl LP, same date.
Mute Records will also put out Snow Globe from Erasure on November 5.
Homebrew 5 from Steve Howe is scheduled for September 24.
Capitol Records have two Dean Martin collections on the calendar for October 22. They will be ICON 2 – The Essential Dean Martin, and Greatest Hits.
Raven Records will reissue Hot Licks, Cold Steel & Truckers Favorites (1972) by Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, on September 24. Raven will also release a remastered ‘2-fer’ set with two Elliott Murphy classics, Lost Generation (1975), and Night Lights (1976). The set is being referred to as The RCA Years. It is also planned for September 24.
Verve Records will release Love To Love You, Donna featuring the music of Donna Summer. It’s planned for October 22. This is a set of DJ re-mixings, re-imagining Summer’s hits.
The Essential Backstreet Boys. October 22.
If you have love for Steve Marriott (Small Faces/Humble Pie/Solo), and while you’re waiting for the magnificent Rockin’ The Fillmore set from Omnivore Records, check out the collection of Marriott rarities called I Need Your Love…, which is scheduled for release on October 1. It’s a treasure trove.
VP Records have Reggae Anthology – Eek-Ology on the slate featuring Eek-A-Mouse, scheduling the set for November 15.
Fuel Records have Rock & Roll coming featuring Freddy Fender, on October 15.
The Bitch Is Back…Live featuring Lita Ford (Runaways/Solo) is planned for release on October 22.
Razor & Tie will reissue Brain Salad Surgery by Emerson, Lake & Palmer on 180g vinyl LP on October 15. They will also release Trilogy. Guess who’s gonna get THAT one?!
And finally, 4 Men With Beards will reissue a 180g vinyl LP of Hallowed Ground (1984) from Violent Femmes, on October 15.