Let me this have this one short paragraph before I get into the upcoming new releases, in part to apologize for the extended absence. Much has been on my plate these past few weeks. Every day, I had an intention to post something but as the day progressed, the ability for me to do so simply waned into the evening hours. And so, I apologize for the absence, and hope to be a better attendant than I have been.
It is also a time of reflection for me as well. I’m wondering how to boost the daily posts to make them more than what I have been doing. Ideas are rolling around in my head. We’ll see where they end up. In addition, I have a lot of reviews coming up so watch for those. I’m wondering if the TAPSheet is too much in a single page. While this has worked fairly well in the past, perhaps I should write them up as individual entries to avoid them getting lost in the heap, as it were. Sounds like a good idea to me.
But for now, here we go:
Mercury Classics will release the new album from Tori Amos called Unrepentant Geraldines on CD, a CD/DVD Deluxe Edition, and vinyl LP, all scheduled for May 13.
Concord Records have My Old Friend from Al Jarreau planned for release a little bit later in the year, June 3.
J&R Productions will issue Live In Amsterdam featuring Beth Hart, and Joe Bonamassa, with a planned date of March 25.
Top Shelf Records will offer No Coast from Braid on May 13.
Eagle Rock Entertainment will release The Candlelight Concerts: Live At Montreux 2013, with Brian May and Kerry Ellis, on April 1.
We all know by now of the Deluxe Edition of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road from Elton John that is expected on March 25. Not only will there be the expected CD, but there will be a Blu-ray Audio version, as well as a vinyl LP set.
AAO Music have Island Mystic featuring Bob Marley on the calendar for release on March 25.
Lightyear Records will offer The Solos featuring Buddy Rich, with a scheduled release date of May 13.
Frontiers Records will release the California Breed self-titled debut on May 20. For those unaware, California Breed is the band formed by Glenn Hughes, and Jason Bonham, both from Black Country Communion. They are joined by guitarist/vocalist, Andrew Watt.
Eagle Rock Entertainment will release a flashback title featuring Deep Purple on April 1. The album is a live remembrance titled Cal Jam 1974.
AAO Music will release an Ultimate Legends title featuring Ella Fitzgerald with a planned date of March 18.
ATO Records have 1989 the Long Island Sound from the Jerry Garcia Band with Bob Weir, and Rob Wasserman on the calendar for April 1.
Reprise Records will reissue a slew of Frank Sinatra titles that include A Man Alone; A Man And His Music; Best of Vegas; Days Of Wine And Roses, Moon River and Other Academy Award Winners; It Might As Well be Swing; My Way; Nothing But The Best; Ol’ Blues Eyes Is Back; Ring-A-Ding-Ding!; September Of My Years; Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings; Strangers In The Night; The Concert Sinatra; The Main Event – Live; and Trilogy: Past, Present & Future. All of these are expected on April 1.
Capitol Records have a 20th Century Masters series title coming for George Thorogood on March 25.
AAO Music will release Paul Young Live – Love Hurts on March 18.
Redzone Records have Aviation coming from Semi Precious Weapons, scheduled for April 22.
Mercury has the Piledriver Deluxe Edition featuring the classic album from Status Quo slated for March 25 in the US.
Labrador Records will release Portico from one of my favorite bands, The Mary Onettes, with a planned date of April 8.
Thump Records have Old School Gold, The Best Of The Bar-Kays, scheduled for May 20.
Watch for The Take Off and Landing Of Everything, the new album from Elbow, scheduled for March 11 on CD, and March 25 on vinyl LP.
And finally, Atlantic Records will reissue an expanded 25th Anniversary Edition of Living Years, the 1988 album from Mike + The Mechanics. This 2014 reissue will feature a second CD of ten live recordings as well as a new recording of “Living Years”. The 2CD set will include a 24-page booklet. Living Years will become available on April 1.