Whether you like it or not (and I know some of you), vinyl has made an interesting resurgence against digital downloads, and the CD. And while the purpose of this post is not to debate the quality issues, availability, or even viability, I think it fascinating that it has come back from virtually being eliminated from the marketplace. Nevertheless, as noted, we’re here for a different purpose, the releases of some vinyl titles.
Rhino and Parlophone will be reissuing More Specials (1980) from The Specials on June 10. This edition will come complete with a bonus 7″ single. The LP is going to be 180g weight press.
On June 17, Rhino/Parlophone will press The Specials live set, Live At The Moonlight Club (1997).
Elektra Records will release studio catalog of Kyuss titles on vinyl LP that include Wretch (1991) on 2LP, Welcome To the Sky Valley (1994), Blues From The Red Sun (1992), and the swansong album, …And The Circus Leaves Town (1995). All Kyuss titles are slated for July 22.
Warner Brothers have Trio, the 1987 album featuring Dolly Parton, Emmlou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt, on the calendar for June 10. The set is pressed on 180g vinyl.
One of my favorites, Snakes And Ladders: The Best Of Faces (1976), will be released as a Limited Edition 180g vinyl LP, slated for June 17.
Also on June 17, and also from Friday Music, will be a 180g vinyl press of The Best Of Kansas (1984).
Rhino/Parlophone will re-release a 180g vinyl cut of This Was (1968) by Jethro Tull, as well as a 180g press of The Waterboys (1983), the fine debut album from The Waterboys.
Scheduling for June 24, Friday Music have several heavy hitters planned for 180g vinyl, which includes Aretha’s Gold (1969) featuring Aretha Franklin, Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School (1980) by Warren Zevon, Elvis’ Gold Records, Volume 5 (1984), Hey Stoopid (1991) by Alice Cooper, and Chicago VII (1974) from Chicago.
Duotone Music will re-release Wildwood Flower from June Carter Cash on June 24.
Original Recordings Group will re-release Johnny Cash With His Hot And Blue Guitar (1957) on LP on July 8.
Original Recording Group will re-release Tapestry from Carole King on vinyl LP, with a release date of June 24.
On July 1, XL Records will re-release Their Law: The Singles 1990-2005, the 2005 ‘best of’ from The Prodigy on vinyl LP.
Rhino Records plan the vinyl LP re-release of the Buckingham/Nicks era- Fleetwood Mac ‘best of’, Greatest Hits (1988) for June 24.
Epitaph Records will reissue Pennywise, the 1991 debut from Pennywise, on purple vinyl, planning the release for June 30.
Reprise Records have the 2LP disco classic, Saturday Night Fever, featuring The Bee Gees, scheduled for 180g vinyl on June 24.
And I’ve barely touched on this.