Island Records have slotted 1978-2012 featuring the music of John Mellencamp, with a scheduled release date of December 10.

Polydor Records pushes into 2014 with the promise of a 19CD Box for Rainbow called Rainbow Singles Box Set.  It’s on the calendar for February 11, 2014.

Varese Sarabande have We Three Kings from Albert King/Freddie King/Earl King on the slate for December 10.

Legacy has a 2CD, 30-song Essential series title coming for James Taylor on October 29.  The Essential James Taylor will gather both his Columbia and Warner years together.


Also on December 10, Varese Sarabande will release Best of Esquires featuring the legacy songs of The Esquires.

ATO Records will release Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound from The Jerry Garcia Band featuring Bob Weir, and Rob Wassermann with a scheduled date of December 10.

Capitol Records plan an interesting ICON series issue for Badfinger.  I’m hoping that it adds in songs from their Warner albums.  Scheduled for December 10.

Mercury Records will reissue Crazy World from Scorpions on December 10 in a CD/DVD Deluxe Edition.

ScorpionsCrazy world

Sparrow Records plan the release of The Greatest Hits: 15 Songs of Solo Piano featuring Jim Brickman.  This ‘best of’ is planned for January 21, 2014.

Capitol Nashville have Riser coming from Dierks Bentley on January 21, 2014.

Zappa Records will reissue two Frank Zappa titles on vinyl LP scheduled for December 10.  The titles are Roxy & Elsewhere, and Uncle Meat.

Republic Records have pegged If You Have Ghost, arriving from Ghost B.C., for issue on November 19, CD and LP.

Legacy Recordings has scheduled The Last Concert: 25th Anniversary Edition featuring the performances of Roy Orbison from the Front Row Theatre in Ohio on December 4, 1988.  The included DVD will feature selections from the Reseda Country Club in CA in 1981, and Rockefeller Hall in TX in 1986.  The DVD will also include photos in a gallery, and an 11-minute interview.


Water Tower Records will release two separate versions of the soundtrack from Howard Shore of his score for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.  Both are planned for December 10.

Frontiers Records have the new Primal Fear album, Delivering The Black, coming on January 28, 2014.  Delivering The Black will be available in two versions, CD, and CD/DVD.

Roadrunner Records have The Best Of Nickelback, Volume One coming on November 19, with 19 songs.

Nickelback, The Best Of

Analogue Productions will reissue a 2LP version of Amused To Death by Roger Waters with a scheduled date of November 12.

And for ambient fans (I’ll be resuming the Ambient Series this week), Harold Budd will be issuing a 7CD Box called Buddbox, on November 26.  Buddbox will contain The Serpent (In Quicksilver – 1981), Abandoned Cities (1984), The White Arcades (1987), By the Dawn’s Early Light (1991), Music for Three Pianos (1992), Through the Hill (1994, with Andy Partridge of XTC), and Luxa (1996).  Buddbox will also contain a 76-page book with photos, essays, interviews, and credits.


Friday Music will issue Live Bootleg Series Volume Ten from the Johnny Winter collection.  It’s planned for December 3.


And finally, in a Record Store Day special release issue, Capitol Records, in conjunction with Yoko Ono Lennon Recordings, will issue a 40th Anniversary vinyl LP Edition of Imagine, the legendary album from John Lennon.  The LP, a 180g disc, will come in a specially designed jacket. As a bonus, a 12″ EP pressed on white vinyl will be included along with a poster, and original postcards.  This Record Store Day exclusive set is on the calendar for December 10.  And yes, it will be pricey.  Amazon is pre-ordering it for $135.29 (I had to check because I KNOW the stores will sell it for $25 -$35 higher).


By MARowe

2 thoughts on “TAPSheet: Release Notes – 10/22/2013 (US Report)”
  1. Why would you not tell what the “compilation” is concerning John Mellencamp? I thought maybe it was some sort of various artist thing since you said it “featured” him. It’s actually some sort of box set with 19 discs. Maybe 18? I think it is understood to be of his albums?! Will it be in the cheapest packaging possible with digi-packaging?

    I also still don’t understand why it is taking so long for anyone to address that there is a major Michael Jackson box set coming out later this year called “The Complete Album Collection” for the Jackson 5. Will that also be in cheap digi-packaging? I am also at wits end with Michael Jackson fan sites seeming to care little about his music…

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