25 September 2023
The 3rd LP, titled VAGABONDS OF THE WESTERN WORLD
by Irish rock legends THIN LIZZY , fronted by the late
Phil Lynott (1949-1986) turned 50 last week.
A 50th anniversary deluxe edition, will come out on November 17.
The special edition will be reissued on deluxe CD and LP sets featuring
rarities, radio sessions, unreleased music, rare photos, extensive sleeve
notes and memorabilia. More info and pre-order facilities HERE.
The classic single
Thin Lizzy: Website – Instagram
18 September 2023
A deluxe edition, baptized 50 Years Of De-Evolution: 1973-2023 that celebrates
Devo‘s 50-year career lands in various configurations on October 20. The first is
a 4-LP set pressed on clear vinyl that’s limited to 3,000 copies worldwide, available exclusively from Rhino.com.
This deluxe version comes in a slipcase with a 28-page book, a Devo air freshener,
and a foldable paper hat that resembles the band’s iconic red energy domes.
Additionally, a lithograph of the album artwork is included.
A 2-CD version of the 50-song collection will also be available.
On the same day, a 25-song version of 50 Years Of De-Evolution (1973-2023)
will be released as a 2-LP set on black vinyl, and a 2-LP special edition
featuring blue and red vinyl will be available exclusively at retail.
Gerard Casala (vocalist/guitarist): “In the past this information has been suppressed. But now it can be told. Come celebrate 50 years of De-evolution with a mind-blowing, 50th Anniversary box set from Devo.”
Mark Mothersbaugh (keyboardist/producer): “This box set represents a great cross section of early experiments and later creations. I was looking to create a new sound, a concept in art and music that represented a new way of thinking about life on planet earth. With Devo, I think we did just that. Farewell to the first 50, Let’s get the next 50 started!”
DEVO: Discography – Instagram
16 September 2023
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of THE WHO‘s masterpiece
LP WHO’S NEXT/LIFE HOUSE an deluxe anniversary edition is
out now. Order info HERE.
10 CDs including the remastered album, Pete Townshend’s original Life House demos, the Record Plant NYC sessions, the Olympic Studios sessions, more singles and sessions, the full 1971 Young Vic live concert, the complete Civic Auditorium, San Francisco 1971 show plus a Blu-ray disk with the Steven Wilson Dolby Atmos mix and more.
Add to that Life House, the 172-page graphic novel co-created by Jeff Krelitz and Pete Townshend, plus a 100-page book with sleeve notes by Pete Townshend, Matt Kent and
Andy Neill, and a memorabilia wallet full of posters, tour programmes, a pin badge set
plus a glossy band photo!
STREAM DELUXE EDITION
THE WHO: Bio – Discography – Shop
28 August 2023
PRINCE, one of the timeless musical geniuses’ 1991 album
DIAMOND AND PEARLS gets a super-deluxe reissue edition.
It features the remastered original album, 47 previously unreleased tracks.
Songs from the recording sessions, remixes, B-sides and rarities) and more
than two hours of previously unreleased video concert performances.
More info and ore-order facilities here.
One of the 47 unreleased tracks is this great one, titled
Alice Through The Looking Glass.
PRINCE: Bio – Discography – Instagram
27 August 2023
Photo: Deborah Feingold
As announced last week legendary Minneapolis indie rockers THE REPLACEMENTS,
(1979–1991, 2006, 2012–2015) re-release their 4th LP – issued in 1985 – titled TIM
with a special box edition through Rhino on 22 September.
The 4CD/1LP deluxe boxed set, titled TIM: LET IT BLEED EDITION, is built around a stunning new mix of Tim by legendary producer/engineer Ed Stasium (Ramones, Talking Heads) and features a collection of previously unheard tracks (Sons of No One: Rare and Unreleased) and a classic concert from 1986 in Chicago (Not Ready For Prime Time).
Presented in a 12 x 12 hardcover book – loaded with dozens of previously unseen photos – the set features a detailed history of the Tim era written by Bob Mehr, who produced the box with Rhino’s Jason Jones. Mehr, author of The New York Times bestseller Trouble Boys: The True Story of The Replacements, won a Grammy® award for his album notes to the band’s 2019 release, Dead Man’s Pop.
To warm up here are 2 demo tasters.
– LEFT OF THE DIAL –
(Ed Stasium Mix)
– CAN’T HARDLY WAIT –
THE REPLACEMENTS: Bio – Discography – Instagram
5 March 2023
Only two weeks ago GORILLAZ released their 8th album
CRACKER ISLAND. Their best since their debut to my ears.
And as it happens with all big artists/bands a deluxe edition with
bonus tracks is released for fanatic fans. Gorillaz added 5 tunes on
theirs. A couple of new ones and alternate versions of other tracks.
– CAPTAIN CHICKEN –
– CONTROLLAH –
– CROCADILLAZ –
– SILENT RUNNING –
– NEW GOLD –
DELUXE EDITION in full.
GORILLAZ: Instagram – All Albums
1 March 2023
2023 will see politically engaged songsmith BILLY BRAGG
and Cooking Vinyl celebrating his 40-year career (1983-2023).
The career spanning 14 CD box set, contains more than 300 tracks
including highlights from each of Billy’s twelve studio albums, non-album
singles and B- Sides, session tracks, rare live recordings, collaborations,
and previously unreleased material from across his journey.
More details and pre-order info here.
Bragg himself spreading the news on Twitter.
BILLY BRAGG: Bio – Discography – Facebook
26 February 2023
Legendary NYC icons THE VELVET UDERGROUND‘s 4th LP
LOADED gets a super-deluxe limited vinyl edition.
LOADED (FULLY RE-LOADED EDITION is a new vinyl box set that includes
nearly all of the music from its expansive 2015 CD reissue but comes with
nine LPs boasting stereo, mono and full-length mixes of the original album.
Demos, studio outtakes and live recordings also feature in the box
set and several tracks will be available on vinyl for the first time.
The special edition comes in foil-wrapped slipcase containing the vinyl,
a poster of the album’s cover art, and an illustrated booklet with liner notes
by Lenny Kaye that appeared in ‘Loaded: Re-Loaded 45th Anniversary Edition’.
By then John Cale and Nico had left the band
In addition to the nine LPs, the set also comes with four 7″s that
reproduce the official singles and B-sides released from ‘Loaded’.
Out 24 March. Pre-order here
Original 1970 LP
VU: Bio – Discography
15 February 2023
Famous Californian rockers LINKIN PARK will not come back as
a band following lead singer Chester Bennington‘s suicide in 2017.
Mike Shinoda: “The only Linkin Park news I have for you is that… Yeah, we talk
every few weeks — I talk to the guys, or some of the guys. And there’s no tours, there’s
no music, there’s no albums in the pipeline. Okay, so let me just tell you that. So just
keep in your minds that that is not happening.”
Instead they revisit older material. In 2020, they re-released debut LP Hybrid Theory featuring unreleased songs. And last year they made their fans happy with a deluxe version of Minutes To Midnight , from 2007.
And they’re not done yet.
A special 20th-anniversary edition of Meteroa waits in the pipeline to be unleashed.
It features a previously unreleased song, named LOST featuring Bennington’s vocals.
LINKIN PARK: Website
5 February 2023
DAVID BOWIE’s 1973 LP ALLADIN SANE, his 6th,
celebrates its 50th birthday on 20 April 1973.
For this special occasion the masterwork (Top-10 Bowie album in Turn Up The Volume‘s Bowie book will be re-released with a vinyl picture disc and a half-speed mastered black vinyl edition on 14 April. Pre-order details here.
This new pressing of Aladdin Sane was cut on a customised late Neumann VMS80 lathe with “fully recapped electronics” from 192kHz restored masters of the original master tapes, with no additional processing on transfer. Both vinyl editions are cut from the same master, which means the picture disc is actually half-speed mastered too, although although the half-speed black vinyl is going to sound better than the picture disc.
DAVID BOWIE: All Albums