Record Store Day generally initiates a lot of excitement for the vinyl rarities that eventually are up for grabs. For some, this represents upcoming titles soon to be seen on CD and DD formats. So, I’ll start at the obvious place in announcing this upcoming Cheap Trick reissue title from Real Gone Music.
On April 13, Real Gone will release the next in their Cheap Trick Archive reissue series, Volume 3: 1984-1992 on 2LP Double Red Flame colored vinyl sets. This will cover rarities from Standing On The Edge (1985) through Busted (1990), and include Lap of Luxury (1988). That effectively ends the Epic Records years and will end this series. Woke Up With A Monster was the next step by Cheap Trick, and it was released via Warner Brothers.
On April 26, watch for the CD and DD editions of this title reissue.
This new reissue will feature a collection of soundtrack songs will be on this set, songs never issued on official CT studio sets. Those include “Mighty Wings” (Top Gun), “Money (That’s What I Want)”[Caddyshack II], “You Want It” (Say Anything), and “I Will Survive” (Gladiator).
Alternate mixes and versions rarities include “Little Sister” (Standing On The Edge), “She’s Got Motion” (Standing On The Edge), “Can’t Stop Fallin’ Into Love” (Busted), “How About You” (Standing On The Edge), “All We Need Is A Dream” (Lap of Luxury), and a cover of “Magical Mystery Tour”, previously only heard on their 1991 The Greatest Hits set. But this is all familiar as Epic had already released all the Archive series, with Volume 3 originally issued in 2015 as DD only.
The Epic Archive, Vol 3 1984-1992 – Cheap Trick
01 Up The Creek (Acapella Intro)
02 How About You (Alternate Version)
03 Little Sister (Alternate Jack Douglas Mix)
04 It’s Only Love (Single version)
05 She’s Got Motion ( Alternate Jack Douglas Mix)
06 Mighty Wings (Top Gun)
07 Tonight It’s You (Single version)
08 The Flame (Clean)
09 Don’t Be Cruel (Big New Mix)
10 All We Need Is A Dream (Alternate Version)
11 Money (That’s What I Want) [Caddyshack II)
12 You Want It (Say Anything)
13 Can’t Stop Fallin’ Into Love (Radio Mix)
14 Big Bang (from Japanese version of Busted
15 Magical Mystery Tour (The Greatest Hits)
16 I Will Survive (Gladiator)