9 September 2022
The Fab Four‘s seventh LP, REVOLVER was released on 5 August 1966. Following the release of Rubber Soul the group had embarked on what was to be their final UK concert tour and following a lengthy break, they returned to Abbey Road to record continually for three months. Having been longer in the studio had paid off with greater creativity and experimentation and with John and Paul in fine form as writers. George also made his mark with three of his compositions appearing on a Beatles album for the first time.
The 100% pure masterpiece album is the latest Beatles album to be re-released as
a remixed and expanded deluxe box set following ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’
in 2017, ‘White Album’ (2018), ‘Abbey Road’ (2019) and ‘Let It Be’ (2021).
Content: All 14 tracks on the original album have been newly mixed by Giles Martin (the son of the genial Beatles producer George Martin) and engineer Sam Okell in stereo and Dolby Atmos, while the album’s original mono mix has been sourced from its 1966 mono master tape. The physical and digital super deluxe ‘Revolver’ collections also feature the album’s original mono mix, 28 early takes from the sessions and three home demos. There is also a four-track EP with new stereo mixes and remastered original mono mixes for ‘Paperback Writer’ and ‘Rain’.
The ‘Revolver’ special edition will be available in three formats – ‘Super Deluxe’, ‘Deluxe’ and ‘Standard’. Release on vinyl, CD and digitally on 26 October. Pre-order info here
TRAILER for the deluxe set.
Original full album stream via Spotify.
THE BEATLES: Bio – Discography
31 Augustus 2022
The by now megastars THE WAR ON DRUGS have announced a limited-edition
deluxe box set for their 2021 longplayer I DON’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE.
The set will include a 7″ with two previously unreleased tracks.
The I Don’t Live Here Anymore box set will also contain the album itself
on heavy-weight vinyl and cassette, a 16-page booklet with in-studio photos,
a poster, some postcards, and an embroidered patch. The deluxe edition
is limited to 5,000 copies worldwide.
More info and pre-order info here.
Watch mastermind Adam Granduciel present the box set below.
I Don’t Live Here Anymore on Spotify
THE WAR ON DRUGS: Facebook – Instagram – Tour 2022
31 July 2022
THE CURE will make their fans very happy with
a 30th-anniversary edition of their 9th album WISH,
released in April 1992.
Yes, the LP with this pop diamond on
The deluxe edition contains no less 24 previously unreleased tracks and four
that were previously only available from the mail order-only tape Lost Wishes.
Robert Smoth “There’s a side to the album which I had kind of forgotten, a very gentle, yearning thing which is quite beautiful. TRUST is one of the best things we’ve ever done
I think, it’s played with great feeling, and To Wish Impossible Things is another gorgeous, melancholic piece. in fact, it could well be my favourite song on the record.”
“In the studio control room it all sounded excellent, but I got too busy sorting out our
upcoming concerts to properly oversee the mastering. It was too late to do anything
about it; the album was out, and we were off around the world again. It has really
bugged for me for a very long time. It has taken 30 years, but finally, my Wish has c
Content: the special anniversary edition of Wish will be available as a 3CD 45-track edition), a 2xLP vinyl edition, a 1CD edition, and it will also be available digitally.
Everything but the vinyl comes out on 7 October.
The vinyl arrives on 25 November.
Pre-order info here.
Uyea Sound is one of the previously unreleased tracks.
Original album on Spotify.
THE CURE: Instagram – Bio – Discography
28 July 2022
With the forthcoming anniversary of their 1972 album EVERYBODY’S IN SHOW-BIZZ,
legends THE KINKS release a deluxe edition for it. It also includes a special reissue of
their 1971 LP MUSWELL HILLBILLIES.
Content: The box set contains 2CD, 1LP, 2LP, 2CD, 1CD x 2 and a 1971’s home movie, narrated by Ray Davies. The songs are remastered from newly discovered Davies’s original master tapes. More details on the box and pre-order info HERE.
Press statement: “The beginning of the 70s marked a shift in the Kinks’ career. Having
signed to RCA Records in 1971, the British band started a new era and gradually formed
a new identity. With their growing American fanbase, the Kinks revised the phenomenon of Englishness and looked back on their London roots. This revision started with the 1971’s album Muswell Hillbillies which combines tales about working-class families from North London and whimsical country sound, associated with American music. Following this trajectory, Celluloid Heroes, the final track from Everybody’s In Show-Biz, reflects on Hollywood as a factory, mass-producing the bittersweet American dream.”
You can listen to the 7″ single 2022 version (included in the Box) of Celluloid Heroes.
Ray Davies about the reissue: “Now with a new record company and a new image,
I could bring some of the old wild western spirit into my music. These albums capture
the re-emergence of The Kinks as a touring band.”
Stream original LPs on Spotify
– EVERYBODY’s IN SHOW-BIZZ –
– MUSWELL HILLBILLIES –
THE KINKS: Bio – Discography
21 June 2022
THE LIBERTINES‘ debut LP UP ON THE BRACKET
turns 20 on 21 October of this year. On the very
same day a deluxe edition will come out.
Info and pre-order facilities HERE.
To coincide with the release Peter Doherty and his libertine mates will take the road to perform the album in its entirety along with a career spanning set of singles, B sides and fan favourites. All dates here
Let’s warm up…
THE LIBERTINES: Facebook
18 January 2022
Who: Gloomy nightdreamers from
Nottingham (UK), led by crooner Stuart A. Staples (56)
Active: 1992-present / 13 studio albums with last year’s
Distractions as the most recent one / they also scored
several soundtracks for movies.
New album: ‘PAST IMPERFECT: The Best TINDERSTICKS ’92 – ’21
Out: 25 March 2022 through City Slang
Content: A limited-edition boxset containing…
Past Imperfect, the best of Tindersticks ‘92 – ’21 (coloured 2LP)
Live At Glasgow City Halls 5th October 2008 (coloured 2LP)
Exclusive 7”: A: “Both Sides Of The Blade” B: “For Those …”
Staples in a press statement: “30 years! This collection has been difficult to compile, but here it is. I have always felt we move forward in small steps (the occasional leap), at times we have been happy to slow right down and examine what is in front of us so thoroughly that we could appear static from the outside. But on the inside of this world, like looking down a microscope, it is brimming with life. We now get a chance, or are forced, to look over our shoulder to see how far we have traveled.”
Here’s a taster titled Both Sides Of The Blade featured
on last year’s French Claire Denis movie called Feu…
TINDERSTICKS: Facebook – All Albums
2 September 2021
Band: THE DOORS (Los Angeles)
Active: 1965–1973, 1978 / 9 albums
Anniversary album: L.A. WOMAN – 6th LP
Released: 19 April 1971 – 50 years ago today
Three months after the release, on July 3,
Morrison was found dead.
Score: #1 in Holland, #11 in Canada,
#9 in the US, #28 in the UK
Deluxe Edition: 3-CD/1-LP 50th anniversary deluxe edition featuring
the original album, newly remastered by the Doors’ longtime engineer
and mixer Bruce Botnick, two bonus discs of unreleased studio outtakes,
and the stereo mix of the original album on vinyl.
Out: 3 December 2021 via Rhino
Along with this announcement comes the original demo
version of the band’s classic Riders On The Storm…
Original LP via Spotify…
THE DOORS: Website – All Albums
29 August 2021
Deluxe edition: LET IT BE
Original LP: Released 8 May 1970 – 51 years ago
Content: The expanded version will be available in several different formats
and packages. Producer Giles Martin (yes, the son of fifth 5th Beatle Martin) and
engineer Sam Okell have put together a new mixi in stereo, 5.1 surround DTS, and
Dolby Atmos, sourced from the original tapes. There’s also the Super Deluxe edition
of all reissue options, including four LPs, an EP, and a book. It’ll feature 27 previously unreleased session recordings, including the 14-song Get Back stereo record mix that engineer Glyn Johns put together in May of 1969 before the Fab Four decided to throw
the raw album mix in the dustbin.
Turn Up the Volume: Like for billions of people on this planet, The Beatles are
also for me, the best band ever. Their virtuoso talent and innovatory skills made
them turn pop music into something that elevated pop-ular music to an ingenious
and very, worldwide, accessible form of entertaining art. Let It be wasn’t a
masterpiece but it made zillions of bands jealous. Say no more.
Full original album…
THE BEATLES: Website
Order info here.
29 August 2021
Band: THE KOOKS
Who: Famous Brighton pop rockers
Active: Since 2004 / 5 studio album so far
Anniversary album: INSIDE IN/INSIDE OUT
Released: 23 January 2006 – 15 years ago
Pitchfork wrote: “The Kooks’ keen grasp of the banal isn’t the only factor keeping them from a distinct personality. Between bouncy Britpop, angst-ridden acoustic anthems, red-light skanking, “Hounds of Love” oh-oh harmonies, and the Delta blues intro to “Time Awaits”, it’s not clear the Kooks know who they want to be when they grow up yet.’ Full review here. Score: 6/10
Turn Up The Volume: Too calculated and commerce-orientated boys band songs.
But hey, it sold more than 2 million copies and peaked at #2 on the UK Charts, so
they pleased a mass of fans (mostly young girls).
Deluxe Edition features the original album remastered and thirteen previously unreleased tracks on all formats. Order info here.
Stream the full deluxe here…
THE KOOKS: Facebook – Spotify
7 August 2021
Artist: GEORGE HARRISON
25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001
Album: ALL THINGS MUST PAST
Released: 27 November 1970 – 50 years ago
George Harrison: “The biggest break in my career was getting
into the Beatles in 1962. The second biggest break since then
is getting out of them.”
Deluxe Edition: The album has been completely mixed from the original tapes and
expanded with 47 (42 previously unreleased) demos and outtakes, allowing listeners
to enjoy and explore the album and the legendary recording sessions like never before.
Decades in the making and lovingly crafted by the Harrison family, the album was remixed to fulfill Harrison’s longtime desire. Executive produced by Dhani Harrison and mixed by triple GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Paul Hicks (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, John Lennon), with the product produced by David Zonshine, the new mix transforms the album by sonically upgrading it – making it sound brighter, fuller and better than ever.”
All Things Must Pass 50th Anniversary Edition is available in a variety of formats, including
a limited edition Uber Deluxe Edition box set, an 8LP or 6-disc (5CD + Blu-ray) Super Deluxe Edition, or a 5LP or 3CD Deluxe Edition that pairs the main album with the outtakes and jams. The main album is also available on its own as 2CD, 3LP or limited edition 3LP color vinyl.
Rolling Stone says: “People used to argue whether this triple album
should have been edited down to one or two records – but this edition
makes you believe it should have been a quadruple album.”
Stream the deluxe edition here…
GEORGE HARRISON: Facebook