It’s nice to see that we’re getting a new Monkees album after so many years ago. This new set will be released on June 19 vi Rhino Records. The songs will be written by current songwriters. There’s even one track that has the late Davy Jones on it. The album is called Good Times! and helps to celebrate the band’s 50th Anniversary. It’s planned for CD, DD, and vinyl LP.
Joe Bonamassa will release his next album, Blues Of Desperation, on March 25 via J&R Adventures. It will issue on CD, DD, and vinyl LP.
New Deftones is always a good thing. Their new album, Gore, will be released on April 8 by Reprise Records. The new album will be released on CD, DD, and vinyl LP.
There’s new Cyndi Lauper arriving on May 6 via Rhino Records. The new album is called Detour, where she will classic Country tunes like “Misty Blue”, and “Night Life”. Some of these songs will feature classic Country artists like Emmy Lou Harris and Willie Nelson. Detour is expected on May 6.
Audio Fidelity will release a new SACD of Bob Dylan Live 1964. This 2SACD set will feature a multi-channel mix as well as a stereo mix. It’s on the calendar for March 18. This limited numbered edition will contain a 56-page booklet.
A Deluxe CD Edition of Pelican West, the 1982 classic by Haircut One Hundred that gave us the lovable “Love Plus One” hit, will be reissued on March 25. This reissue will provide an expansion that includes many 12″ remixes from a time where such remixes held sway over the music scene, especially from the UK. This Edition will contain 29 tracks in all. The included booklet will be filled with photos, essays and liner notes, UK discography of the band, and original artwork from the many releases that are featured on this new Edition of Pelican West.
I’m very pleased to say that Careless Love, the incredible 2004 Rounder issue from Madeleine Peyroux, will be reissued on 180g vinyl LP. It’s planned for February 19. Thank you, Rounder Records.
Century Media will provide a reissue of Something Wicked This Way Comes, the 1998 classic from heavy metal band, Iced Earth. This set will be remixed and remastered. It’s scheduled for February 12.
Bar/None Records will reissue two The Feelies albums, Only Life (1988), and Time For A Witness (1991), both on March 11. Both albums will be re-released on CD and vinyl LP.
Esoteric Records (UK) will reissue The Fugitive (1983), the second solo effort from Tony Banks. This new reissue features remixed audio from the original master tapes.