Rolling Reissues 2012

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(Various) – Tension: Spanish Experimental Underground 1980-1985 (Munster)

Yeah, I was really curious about this none - xhuxk, did you review it? Can I find samples anywhere?

benernienie taumaupin (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 25 March 2012 03:10 (five years ago) Permalink

this one, not none, obviously.

benernienie taumaupin (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 25 March 2012 03:10 (five years ago) Permalink

Is there a decent source out there for new/upcoming VINYL reissues?

I Fucked Up (jer.fairall), Sunday, 25 March 2012 04:29 (five years ago) Permalink

Is there a decent source out there for new/upcoming VINYL reissues?


dan selzer, Sunday, 25 March 2012 16:18 (five years ago) Permalink

oh man, those GRM reissues on emego. just take my money now and get it over with!

original bgm, Sunday, 25 March 2012 19:03 (five years ago) Permalink

Anyone heard this? A good time or needless crate-scraping?

A decade in the making, Soul Cal is the definitive survey of America’s best, independent, 70s soul-ensembles. Profiled within this album and book are the bands that transitioned from funk to disco; the bands that kept up the backbeat as rhythm moved to the backseat. Against the odds, they left recorded artifacts for we at Now-Again to dig out, dust off and restore. Collected here for the first time are the musical dreams of dozens, dreams that were deferred but were never discarded.

James Bond Jor (seandalai), Friday, 30 March 2012 04:03 (five years ago) Permalink

Dio - Holy Diver [2CD] 83
Dio - The Last In Line [2CD] 84
Dio - Sacred Heart [2CD] 85

Funny, the press release wrote this about Sacred Heart: This was to become a much-loved DIO album, and contained the tracks "Rock N' Roll Children" and "Hungry For Heaven". The stage show that was to accompany this album was hailed as a spectacle, involving a mechanized dragon as well as lasers. Ronnie and his band were to refer to the dragon as Denzil. This was the last studio album to be released by DIO that included guitarist Vivian Campbell.

Much loved! I always thought it was supposed to be a big, fat dud. But I'm always open for a few more good Dio choons.

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 6 April 2012 22:26 (five years ago) Permalink

Superior Viaduct did a Black Humour reissue (kinda Flipper meets Factrix maybe?) and they put out a Noh Mercy LP (female drum/voice and occasionally synth/guitar duo) and I like both. Upcoming reissues of Factrix's album, Factrix/Cazazza and a couple of Tuxedomoon EPs.

Oxnard Cohen (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 7 April 2012 03:52 (five years ago) Permalink

Just seen that there's a french 4cd set of Catherine Ribeiros + Alpes coming out in May.

Stevolende, Sunday, 8 April 2012 10:32 (five years ago) Permalink


Oxnard Cohen (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 8 April 2012 11:22 (five years ago) Permalink

Music for Neighbors by the Trypes is available for pre-order now. Out next tuesday. Information on the Acute website.

dan selzer, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 14:55 (five years ago) Permalink

of course that should be:

dan selzer, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 14:55 (five years ago) Permalink

great work, dan! so good.

tylerw, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 15:04 (five years ago) Permalink

These are all out 5/22


All of that plus the Grateful Dead’s Dick’s Picks, Volume 29 too.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Real Gone Music enters its first Spring with a potpourri of reissues that are definitely not garden variety, with releases ranging from hardcore punk to power pop to Motor City rock ’n’ roll, doo-wop and Summer of Love fixtures the Grateful Dead, all due in late May. The only album by seminal Los Angeles punkers The Germs, (GI), will be reissued alongside the Dūrocs’ self-titled album, Jerry Reed’s The Unbelievable Guitar and Voice of Jerry Reed/Nashville Underground, I’m Not Me by Mick Fleetwood’s Zoo, plus twofers from Terry Knight & the Pack (Terry Knight & the Pack/Reflections), Chubby Checker (It’s Pony Time/Let’s Twist Again), The Orlons (The Wah-Watusi/South Street) and Cameo Parkway Vocal Groups, Vol. 1. And if that’s not enough to put in one’s pipe and smoke, the Grateful Dead’s Dick’s Picks series continues with the six-CD set Dick’s Picks Vol. 29—5/19/77 Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA 5/21/77 Lakeland Civic Center Arena Lakeland, FL.

Named after a breed of hog known for being great producers with oversized ears and genitalia, the Dūrocs were the brainchild of Scott Mathews and Ron Nagle. Mathews had played at the Fillmore with Elvin Bishop at the age of 15, formed a band (Ice) with future Journey lead singer Steve Perry, and, with the guidance of music industry legends Jack Nitszche and David Rubinson, was one of the music industry’s most sought-after session men and producers. Nagle, meanwhile, had been the main singer-songwriter and keyboard player in the Mystery Trend and had released a cult classic solo album produced by Nitszche, Bad Rice. Together, the two wrote songs for platinum-certified artists and in 1979 released their own LP, which received a five-star rating in Rolling Stone and scored some European hits. For the first time, with Mathews’ and Nagle’s cooperation, the legendary album will be reissued on CD with no fewer than eight unreleased “bone us” tracks, complete with liner notes by Gene Sculatti. In addition, Real Gone will manufacture a 500-unit, limited-edition vinyl pressing in an appropriately porcine shade of pink with the original track listing and album packaging intact. Power pop fans will agree it’s time to bring home the bacon.

Produced by Joan Jett, The Germs’ (GI) is a seminal album not just in West Coast punk, but in punk rock, period, wellspring of the Darby Crash legend and start of the illustrious career of Pat Smear (Nirvana, Foo Fighters). Astonishingly, this album (originally issued on Slash Records) has been out of print on CD for years. The Real Gone reissue places the platter inside a four-panel wallet featuring the original album graphics (including lyrics) with additional photos by noted punk scene photographer Jenny Lens and new liner notes by Richie Unterberger featuring fresh quotes from drummer Don Bolles.

Real Gone Music will issue two classic late-’60s albums from Jerry Reed for the first time in CD: The Unbelievable Guitar and Voice of Jerry Reed/Nashville Underground. The titles of these, his first two records, tell the tale: Jerry was an unbelievably good guitarist and singer, and songwriter can be added to the list — at least Elvis thought so, as he covered both “Guitar Man” and “U.S. Male” from Unbelievable (and hired Jerry to play guitar on both). Jerry returned the favor by writing an Elvis tribute song (“Tupelo Mississippi Flash”) on 1968’s Nashville Underground, which lives up to its title by presenting a revelatory blend of country, rock ’n’ roll, folk, blue-eyed soul and even progressive pop. Though Reed was a protégé of Chet Atkins, his eclectic taste and irrepressible personality — later on full display in the Smokey and the Bandit films — ensured that this record busted out of the countrypolitan mold that held sway in Nashville at the time. Both of these albums are must-listens for any alt-country and roots music fan. Chris Morris contributes notes that place the two albums in context of Jerry’s incredible (and, to this day, underappreciated) career.

Terry Knight and the Pack hailed from the same fertile, late-’60s Michigan soil that spawned the MC5, the Stooges, the Frost, the Amboy Dukes, SRC, Bob Seger and the Last Heard and other likeminded outfits. And these two fuzz-laced albums, Terry Knight & the Pack/Reflections, originally released on the Cameo Parkway subsidiary Lucky Eleven, definitely fit right into that Midwestern mold — in fact, the band did notch several regional hits (“I [Who Have Nothing],” “You’re a Better Man Than I,” both collected here) but never quite broke through nationally. However, they remain famous among rock fans for one very important fact: this is the band where Mark Farner and Don Brewer of Grand Funk Railroad got their start (and Knight went on to manage the band). Jeff Tamarkin’s liner notes chronicle the saga. Released by Real Gone Music and ABKCO Music & Records.

Though I’m Not Me, the 1983 album by Mick Fleetwood’s Zoo is commonly thought of as a Mick Fleetwood solo record, it really was the product of a band, and a helluva band at that. Aside from the drummer — who lays down the primal, bedrock rhythms for which he is famous — the denizens of this Zoo include Billy Burnette and Steve Ross on guitar and vocals, session bass player supreme Roger Hawkins and, on background vocals, none other than Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham (the band got its start backing Buckingham on a Saturday Night Live appearance). Though produced by Richard Dashut, producer of Rumors and Tusk, I’m Not Me was almost the anti-Tusk, a low-key affair showcasing the considerable singing and songwriting talents of Burnette, Ross and Hawkins. Given the talent assembled and the fact that it scored a hit in “I Want You Back,” it’s odd that this engaging, infectious album has never been out on CD. The Real Gone reissue includes notes by Scott Schinder.

Also on deck are two albums from the height of the Chubby Checker twist phenomenon: It’s Pony Time/Let’s Twist Again. Chubby flat-out ruled the charts in 1960 and 1961; the title cut of It’s Pony Time went to #1, his only #1 hit besides “The Twist,” while Let’s Twist Again, his fourth album, went to #11, shortly to be followed by three Top Ten albums in a row. Jim Ritz’s liner notes document the Chubby Checker phenomenon; the two albums appear here straight from the original tapes in radio-ready, primed-to-party mono, just like they were originally released. The twofer is another “twist” in the Real Gone Music/ABKCO Music & Records partnership.

Discovered by high school classmate Len Barry, The Orlons (Shirley Brickley, Marlena Davis, Rosetta Hightower and Stephen Caldwell) were probably Cameo Parkway’s most popular vocal group and certainly the label’s top girl group. This twofer presents their only two charting albums, their 1962 debut The Wah-Watusi and 1963’s South Street — each featuring Top Five title tracks — in their original, pristine mono, with notes by Gene Sculatti that include great quotes from band member Caldwell (he of that ultra-low “frog” voice). More classic, early Philly soul from Real Gone Music and ABKCO Music & Records.

The Philadelphia-based Cameo Parkway label was one of America’s great independent labels for vocal groups, home to big stars like the Dovells, Tymes and Orlons. But right alongside the big names and big hits in the label’s vaults lie untold doo-wop treasures waiting to be discovered, and that’s what this 24-track collection, Remember Me Baby: Cameo Parkway Vocal Groups, Vol. 1 really delivers. While the big names are represented, with the Dovells and Tymes each contributing one track unreleased until this collection, it’s the lesser lights on this collection that will shine the brightest for doo-wop and vocal group collectors, and with a full 23 out of the 24 tracks new to CD, and all but three from the original tapes, even the casual vocal group fan will find much to savor. Ed Osborne’s liner notes illuminate the street corners from which these artists hailed. ABKCO’s chief engineer Teri Landi produced the reissue.

Finally, Real Gone Music will issue the Grateful Dead’s Dick’s Picks Vol. 29—5/19/77 Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA 5/21/77 Lakeland Civic Center Arena Lakeland, FL. Start talking tours to any Deadhead you know and just say “Spring ’77”— chances are a big smile will steal across their face. That’s because of all the road trips in the Dead’s long history, arguably the one that saw the most consistently high level of playing was the spring ’77 tour the band undertook in support of its forthcoming Terrapin Station album. And that’s why, out of the 36 volumes in the Dick’s Picks series, only one, this one, is a six-CD set (there isn’t even a five-CD set). Inside are two complete shows minus one encore (from the Florida show), plus unlisted bonus tracks from a 10/11/77 show in Norman, Okla., all impeccably recorded by Betty Cantor-Jackson. Highest among the many highlights from the Fox Theatre show are the version of “Sugaree” and the incredible segue from “Playing in the Band” to “Uncle John’s Band” (also don’t miss the unbilled, primal version of “Not Fade Away”). But the Lakeland show just may take the cake — two medleys, a breathtaking “Scarlet Begonias/Fire on the Mountain” and a jaw-dropping “Estimated Prophet/He’s Gone/Drums/The Other One/Comes a Time/St. Stephen/Not Fade Away/St. Stephen/One More Saturday Night,” are the icing. This package, never previously available in stores, comes with original slip-cased packaging and in HDCD sound.

About Real Gone Music
Real Gone Music, formed and helmed by industry vets Gordon Anderson and Gabby Castellana, aims to establish itself as the most eclectic and prolific catalog and reissue label in the country. The label has announced distribution through by Razor & Tie. Anderson and Castellana each started businesses in 1993 — Collectors’ Choice Music and Hep Cat Records & Distribution, respectively — that became two of the most important outlets for buyers and sellers of vintage music recordings. Now, 18 years later, they have joined forces to launch Real Gone Music, a reissue label dedicated to serving both the collector community and the casual music fan with a robust release schedule combining big-name artists with esoteric cult favorites. Real Gone Music is a music company dedicated to combing the vaults for sounds that aren’t just gone — they’re REAL gone!

Street date May 22:
Dūrocs: Dūrocs (CD and Limited-Edition Pink Colored-Vinyl LP)
The Germs: (GI)
Jerry Reed: The Unbelievable Guitar and Voice of Jerry Reed/Nashville Underground
Mick Fleetwood’s Zoo: I’m Not Me
Terry Knight & the Pack: Terry Knight & the Pack/Reflections
Chubby Checker: Terry Knight & the Pack/Reflections
The Orlons: The Wah-Watusi/South Street
Various Artists: Remember Me Baby: Cameo Parkway Vocal Groups, Vol. 1

dow, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 17:35 (five years ago) Permalink

Named after a breed of hog known for being great producers with oversized ears and genitalia
Named after a breed of hog known for being great producers with oversized ears and genitalia
Named after a breed of hog known for being great producers with oversized ears and genitalia
Named after a breed of hog known for being great producers with oversized ears and genitalia
Named after a breed of hog known for being great producers with oversized ears and genitalia

aluminum rivets must not be proud of their plastic bosses (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 17:36 (five years ago) Permalink

Looks like all the Talk Talk albums were reissued in the UK Apr 16. But no bonus tracks? And hey, looky here:

My Bloody Valentine - EPs 1988-1991 (Sony UK) May 7
My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything [Reissue, 1988] (Sony UK) May 7
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless [2CD Reissue, 1991] (Sony UK) May 7

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 26 April 2012 23:17 (five years ago) Permalink

Terry Knight & the Pack/Reflections
The Orlons: The Wah-Watusi/South Street
Chubby Checker It’s Pony Time/Let’s Twist Again

These were all just reissued on Collector's Choice 2 years ago (I have copies of all those) -- Did that label fold?

received a five-star rating in Rolling Stone

I'm skeptical about this. But I do remember the Durocs LP being reviewed in Creem at the time.

xhuxk, Friday, 27 April 2012 00:54 (five years ago) Permalink

From what I gather, Collector's Choice the label folded after Anderson left. Real Gone has been redoing some CC titles alongside regular reissues.

Raymond Dubious Davies (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 27 April 2012 02:57 (five years ago) Permalink

uncle tupelo - still feel gone, march 16-20 1992, no depression
stereolab - transient random noise bursts with announcements, mars audiac quintet

omar little, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 05:21 (five years ago) Permalink


omar little, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 05:21 (five years ago) Permalink

Out today:
Thin Lizzy - Nightlife (Universal, 74) [2CD]
Thin Lizzy - Fighting (Universal, 75) [2CD]

Sugar - Copper Blue (Edsel, 92) [3CD] May 28
Sugar - Beaster (Edsel, 93) [2CD] May 28
Sugar - File Under Easy Listening (Edsel, 94) [3CD] May 28

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 05:23 (five years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Out on May 22. Love this band.

The Monochrome Set - Strange Boutique (Water, 80)
The Monochrome Set - Love Zombies (Water, 81)
The Small Faces (Hip-O, 66) [2CD] May 29
The Small Faces - From The Beginning (Hip-O, 67) [2CD] May 29
The Small Faces - Ogdens Nut Gone Flake (Hip-O, 68) [2CD] May 29

Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 27 May 2012 15:36 (five years ago) Permalink

The Small Faces reissues are already out as imports. Ogdens' is three discs: mono, stereo, and outtakes. I've been listening to nothing else over the last week or so, and they're all brilliant. Mono Ogdens' is revelatory.

Supposedly, Autumn Stone and a 5-disc box (with no overlap from these reissues, so say Jones and MacLagan) are due in the fall.

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Sunday, 27 May 2012 15:40 (five years ago) Permalink

Lion records is releasing Michael Angelo "S/T" (Guinn Album) + "Sorcerer's Dream" + "Nuts": 2xCD set!!

JacobSanders, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 08:37 (five years ago) Permalink

I've never heard the latter 2, any good?

They're also finally doing the Rotomagus collection!

strictly shitty piano rock underground (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 08:46 (five years ago) Permalink

I've never heard them either, don't even know what 'Nuts' is. 'Sorcerer's Dream' was a unissued record that Void releases awhile ago. I'd like a decent copy of the first record, but my pockets aren't that deep for this record yet. I would buy this though. The Heaven & Earth reissue from last year looked nice.

JacobSanders, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 09:00 (five years ago) Permalink

Should I know who Rotomagus is?

JacobSanders, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 09:02 (five years ago) Permalink

French heavy freak-rock band, they were on that "Tetes Lourdes" compilation of "Proto Metal de Francais" that came out a while abck.

strictly shitty piano rock underground (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 09:21 (five years ago) Permalink

Agh where is T2 Boomland on 180g deluxe double vinyl?

Lil' Kim Philby (Call the Cops), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 11:07 (five years ago) Permalink

Good question. I feel like there's a ton of already reissued but out of print psych stuff that could stand good reissues right now but no one seems to want to do it.

strictly shitty piano rock underground (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 12:04 (five years ago) Permalink

I just discovered that BGO have the 3 SRC lps being reissued in one package on June 25th
I assume that means that they're getting remastered nicely. BGO tends to get decent sound I think.

I think the 1st 2 of these are considered classic, certainly the 1st one which seems to concentrate more on sustain than the impactful dunt of most other Detroit rock. They've been thought of as anglophile and certainly seem more proggy on at least the 2nd lp than most other US bands.
Don't think the 3rd lp is quite as well looked upon though.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to hopefully getting a new decent version of these lps. I've got the first one in its One Way incarnation from about 20 years ago.

Not sure if anything crucial is missing. I think there were a number of outtakes released some time ago. A full lp's worth on a One Way cd plus some bonus tracks on another release.
There were also a couple of live sets circulated a while ago, I think one from '69 featuring Gary Quackenbush before he left and another one from I think '71 when he'd returned before the band morphed into Blue Scepter.

Gary Quackenbush seems to still be playing since a couple of live sets by him have appeared on torrent sites over the last couple of years. One about a month ago.


Stevolende, Saturday, 9 June 2012 20:10 (five years ago) Permalink

i like the third SRC album better in some ways but yeah it's not as prog-influenced as the predecessors

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Sunday, 10 June 2012 12:36 (five years ago) Permalink

"Morning Mood" isn't on there, which is quite nice. Never realized that wasn't on the first album. (It was a bonus track on a CD version of it.)

timellison, Sunday, 10 June 2012 20:52 (five years ago) Permalink

does anyone like this UV PØP - No Songs Tomorrow reissue on sacred bones?

carly rae (flopson), Friday, 15 June 2012 19:38 (five years ago) Permalink

ken oath i do!! really great record

relatively joan rivers (electricsound), Saturday, 16 June 2012 00:11 (five years ago) Permalink


carly rae (flopson), Saturday, 16 June 2012 18:11 (five years ago) Permalink

H'mmm seems promising, if you're ready to dig some more Cali sunshine polish and principles: another lady from the canyon, spinning the detailed tale of one "Jethro," presumably not The Beverly Hillbillies J (not "laidback," as this sheet claims)


The musical journeys of Carol Kleyn continue with the reissue of Takin' the Time, her eclectic, second album, originally released in 1980. Eight years after writing her first songs and dropping out of college to pursue her passion as a street musician, Carol was still following the love, making music and magic as she roamed free up and down the California coastline. The harp that Bobby Brown gave her back in 1971 was still her main axe whenever she played, and the primary instrument she used on her debut album Love Has Made Me Stronger. That record had been self-produced, and Carol sold copies wherever she played, but for the production of Takin' the Time, Bobby Brown stepped into the producer's role. He had already produced two incredible albums for himself (The Enlightening Beam of Axonda and Bobby Brown Live) and, in the studio, he succeeded in marrying his sound to Carol's, producing a sleek, light vibe that conveyed all the hope and joy that Carol's songs held within themselves. As Carol's music danced with a band, for the first time, on the first half of the album, the other half embraced the more familiar solo setting, that her audience knew and loved. These were smooth sounds for a new decade that included concerns about the environment and an ever-present prayer for peace.

Takin' the Time was recorded for Carol's own label, Turtledove Records, and was followed three years later by Return of the Silkie - but that's a story for yet another time - and another reissue from the singular discography of Carol Kleyn. For now, it's time to let Takin' the Time take you away, like a sun-filled afternoon, on a summer's day, dancing ever so lightly on a polished LP . . . accompanied by the golden photos and Carol's own recollections of those laid-back, California days.

Drag City Records will reissue Takin' the Time on August 21st. Listen to Carol Kleyn's "Jethro" off Takin' the Time, and read Carol's story about it below.


"In 1976, I was stepping into an elevator in the United Artists Records building on Sunset Blvd. with my dog, Mom, at my side, wearing a POCO t-shirt and carrying my harp when a man standing inside the elevator started talking to me and soon asked if I'd like to come up to his office and play him some songs. His name was Artie Mogull and he was then President of United Artists Records . . . soon to become CEO and owner of United Artists . . . who'd signed greats like Bob Dylan and discovered Laura Nyro. After I played a few songs for him, he asked me to go home, write a new song and come back the next day to play it for him. I wasn't sure I could write anything that fast, under that kind of pressure, but ended up writing 'Jethro' that night (which I decided was more upbeat than most of my other songs). I came back the next day and played it for him and for a producer he'd invited to be there: Milt Okun. (Milt produced artists like John Denver, Peter Paul and Mary and Laura Nyro) Afterwards, Milt gave me a positive nod, along with his phone number and I, of course, hoped for that break, but somehow, I was never able to reach him and the connection was lost.

After this album was recorded, in 1980, I often wished they could hear it again, with the drums and that electric guitar . . . "

Takin' the Time tracklisting:

01. Takin' The Time

02. Jethro

03. She Lost Her Crown

04. Sailor Take Me

05. Could Be Heaven

06. Tides and Crazy Moons

07. Missy Robin

08. Intermission

09. How Long Till Forever

10. Prayer

dow, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 18:17 (five years ago) Permalink

i liked Love Has Made Me Stronger. extremely hippie dippie, but nice nonetheless.

tylerw, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 18:22 (five years ago) Permalink

The Enlightening Beam of Axonda rings a distant bell--anybody heard it?

dow, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 18:32 (five years ago) Permalink

She's got a nice rippling skill set.

dow, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 18:33 (five years ago) Permalink

The Enlightening Beam's cover. I wanna hear it!

dow, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 18:38 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh it's a total classic

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 18:41 (five years ago) Permalink

I see that Til Tuesday's Voives Carry has recently been reissued/remastered. It's ther worst album, but this still makes me kinda happy.

to welcome jer.fairall, pie is served. (jer.fairall), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 18:45 (five years ago) Permalink

Enlightening Beam of Axonda is great

dmr, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 19:26 (five years ago) Permalink

is that getting reissued anytime soon? Think I came across it mentioned in the same places as These Trails, not sure if that's any guide to it though.
But if it was, might it not be something they'd be interested in doing.
Looks like Akarma did it in 2004 but it's getting high prices on Amazon etc market places.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 20:46 (five years ago) Permalink

They = Drag City who reissued These Trails and the above mentioned Bobby Brown produced lp.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 20:47 (five years ago) Permalink

Enlightening Beam of Axonda is, IMO, MUCH MUCH better than his two other LPs. Though some people disagree with me violently on that.

one dis leads to another (ian), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 21:14 (five years ago) Permalink

Somebody please describe it, enlighten meee

dow, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 22:28 (five years ago) Permalink

On September 17th, Strut release the second album in the FAC. DANCE series, bringing together sought after 12" versions and rarities from Manchester's revered Factory Records imprint. Despite a reputation for austere post-punk, the label's first decade produced a slew of landmark dance records, primarily brought to the label by Rob Gretton, who valued tunes and beats over Situationist theory and laboratory experiments in popular art. Conversely, founder Tony Wilson disparaged pure dance music as lacking intellectual rigour. As a result, this second collection of early Factory dance sides occupies a compelling middle ground.

Revisiting the peerless studio work of Martin Hannett, Be Music (the collective pseudonym of New Order members Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris and Peter Hook) and ACR drummer Donald Johnson, among others, FAC. DANCE 02 fleshes out Factory's varied early forays into dance territory, widening the spectrum yet further from Volume One. The early version of A Certain Ratio's angular funk classic "The Fox" from the band's debut album To Each... rubs shoulders with Cheba Fadela's Algerian rai blast, "N'Sel Fik"; Kalima's uplifting dancefloor jazz also features, along with a sprawling electro dub of 52nd Street's UK boogie classic "Can't Afford"; we spotlight Dutch electronic band Minny Pops with the motorik "Blue Roses" alongside the heavy dub and reggae stylings of The Wake, X-O-Dus and ACR alter ego Sir Horatio; the Manchester / New York axis is also revisited once again with two potent post-punk funk blasts from E.S.G., the first US band to appear on Factory.

FAC. DANCE 02 is released in conjunction with Factory Records Ltd. The CD and LP packages feature detailed track notes by Factory biographer James Nice, together with rare photos. The digital version of the album features five tracks not featured on the physical formats.

CD 1

2. ESG - MOODY 2.46
7. X-O-DUS - SOCIETY 4.20
11. FADELA - N'SEL FIK 7.06

CD 2

1. 52nd STREET - CAN'T AFFORD (Unorganised mix) 10.02
2. NYAM NYAM - FATE 8.06
4. ESG - YOU'RE NO GOOD 3.09
6. QUANDO QUANGO - GO EXCITING (12" mix) 5.57
9. THE WAKE - HOST 7.57
11. SECTION 25 - SAKURA 3.58

dow, Saturday, 30 June 2012 20:56 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

From Maggie Vail:

Introducing Bikini Kill Records

Hello all,

I have some very exciting news to share with you this morning from Bikini Kill:

"As our 25th anniversary approaches, Bikini Kill has decided to start our own record label called Bikini Kill Records. The Bikini Kill back catalog is currently available digitally as of July 17, 2012 via, eMusic & iTunes. The Frumpies and Casual Dots are also up for sale now. We are working towards reissuing the physical Bikini Kill records one at a time. There are brand new Bikini Kill T Shirts available from at this time with more merch to come in the near future.

Bikini Kill's Self-Titled EP will come out in the fall of 2012 to commemorate the 20 year anniversary of its original release. We also plan to re-release our original demo tape, which contains songs that were previously unavailable and/or hard to find on vinyl & CD. We are currently going through our archive, which include photographs, practice tapes, live recordings, unreleased songs, films, video, writing, interviews, zines and flyers that we intend to feature on future releases and document on our website. Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive news about our progress."

dow, Thursday, 19 July 2012 00:26 (five years ago) Permalink

Some of Numero's 2013 releases, but offers kick in nowsville:
Subject: Numero's Class of 2013

(Seasons) Greetings Numerophiles!
Another year in the books and we are no wiser, wealthier, or healthier. Such is the life of running "the world's greatest reissue label" (Spin Magazine said it, but who can disagree?)—a title we aim to hold onto in 2013 by upping the ante from custom 45 boxes and gold embossed velvet to four alternate LP covers and a playable board game. 2013 marks our tenth year in business, a headboard notch we'll scratch in elaborate fashion over the coming year. We hope you can join us on this journey.
Announcing: The 2013 Numero Subscription line:
We're very aware that the last two titles of 2012 Vinyl Subscriptions have yet to ship. If we had it our way, both Medusa: First Step Beyond LP and Eccentric Soul: The Bandit Label 3LP would be in our warehouse and awaiting placement in a custom mailer. But alas, delays at the manufacturer have made these impossible to ship before the 10th of January. Oddly enough, however, the first three subscription items for 2013 are already in house and will be on your doorstep before the menorah is stowed for 2014. Part One is a mixed bag of soul, garage, hard rock, funk, and gospel, split across ten LPs and six 45s. As always we'll be offering a bonus 45 and a 15% discount on our entire catalog. On deck:
NUM701 Pretty: Mustache In Your Face+3 2x7"
Recorded in an actual cave in western Missouri, the quartet formerly known as the Fabulous Four emerged from the depths in 1969 with an album’s worth of wasted psychedelia. Helmed by the Electric Prunes’ Michael Quint, the session produced one promo-only 45, bearing the truly un-pretty Squeakie label—a madman’s face in red-on-white, howling out of the spindle hole. The songs blend backwards guitar lines, Flamenco runs, triple tracked vocals, heavy distortion, handclaps, key vamps, a Stones rip, and extremely absurd lyrical content. “Mustache In Your Face” and its flip have been paired with two other magical numbers, their five business card story, and stuffed into a cherry gatefold sleeve.
NUM702 Wicked Lester: You Are Doomed+3 2x7"
No, not the first incarnation of Kiss, just three wasted kids from Cleveland, Ohio, infatuated with the new wave of british heavy metal. Kick-started in Cleveland in 1979, girls, drugs, sports, and jock rivalry fueled Wicked Lester’s aggressive “fuck the draft” sound. Minted at Boddie in 1981, Wicked Lester’s lone single paired “Here Comes My Girlfriend” with the lovesick, late-Pink Floyd moves of “Say Your Prayers,” recorded on the same ominous day that John Hinckley Jr. shot President Ronald Reagan. We’ve added two unreleased tracks, thrown all four sides into a beautiful gatefold 7” sleeve, and added a couple thousand words about their near-meaningless existence.
NUM703 Cave Dwellers: Run Around+3 2x7"
Recorded in 1967 at Chicago’s Universal Studios and laboriously laden with Buckinghams-style horns and strings, the Cave Dwellers thought they’d locked their first hit down. Given just a few minutes to produce a b-side, the quintet unleashed their primitive and theretofore-unheard power. “Run Around” ended up a punk precursor that took contemporary rock to its tough, angry, and logical conclusions, scorching past anything the radio ran in its day. Intending only to tear off something fast and easy, the Dwellers had achieved one of Chicago garage rock’s most ferocious moments. That original Jim-Ko single has been reproduced alongside two previously unissued rockers and housed in a glorious gatefold sleeve with copious notes and quotes from a confused newsman about the “longhair” invasion.
NUM043 Eccentric Soul: The Dynamic Label 2LP
Born out of the largesse created from Rene & Rene's Hot 100 Tejano tornado "Angelito," Dynamic Records was but one of half a dozen labels run by San Antonio music and real estate mogul Abe Epstein. His flag ship group, the Commands, took their AFB circuit-honed chops up to the middle of the charts in 1966 with "No Time For You," paving the way for 20 other soulful singles over Dynamic's impressive two and a half year run. Epstein's open door policy led to a diverse cross section of the population converging inside his studio on General McMullan Drive, as whites, blacks, and Latinos were swapped in and out of groups as needed. That melting pot mentality is well represented by the Tonettes, Little Jr. Jesse & the Tear Drops, Don & the Doves, Willie Cooper & the Webs, Bobby Blackmon & his Soul Express, and Doc & Sal. Compiled here are 28 of Dynamic's most intriguing sides, representing the first layer of a treasure trove of San Antonio soul we'll be unleashing over the coming year.
CT-102 Mickey & the Soul Generation: Complete Recordings 3LP
For the tenth anniversary of DJ Shadow's Cali-Tex records' reissue of Mickey & the Soul Generation's complete works, Numero has gone back to the scene of the crime and re-canvased for new leads. Expanded liner notes, a previously unissued ballad, and the first ever vinyl issue of the second CD's contents are included here, alongside half a dozen previously unpublished photographs of this multi-ethnic funk combo from San Antonio, Texas.
NUM040 Good God! Apocryphal Hymns 2LP
The third entry into our Good God! series abandons funk altogether, instead focusing on the esoteric moments found buried deep on private-issue LPs from the the Me Decade. Featuring four unique album covers pulled straight from the pages of the Century stock jacket catalog, Apocryphal Hymns examines a world buried deep on side 2, those lost moments of experimental praise and devotion recorded as an after thought for a listener who needed no turntable.
N44004 King Bullard Version LP
The fourth release in our trad LP-only Numerophon line gathers highlights from James Bullard's BOS label. BOS got its start inside Lester Johnson and Bill Branch's Way Out concern, running the gospel wing of Cleveland's largest black-owned record company, and picking up a ton of Way Out's soulful flavor in the process. This single LP features 14 songs, with liner notes by noted gospel historian John Glassburner.
NUM047 Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label 2LP
A king's ransom of soul and funk from the City of Fountains (Kansas City for the uninformed), all produced under the watchful eye of TV producer Ellis Taylor. Though the label's star was James Brown Revue castaway Marva Whitney, Taylor's 15-year yield included singles by the likes of the Fantastiks, Gene Williams, Lee Harris, the Rayons, the Four Darlings, Everyday People, Sharon Revoal, Louis Chachere, Tony Ashley, the Fabulous Rhythm Makers, and Marva's brother James Whitney.
The compact disc edition of our 2013 subscription surfs the above edges, but is a bit... well... more compact, and cheaper. Our plan is to issue only six titles in our main line next year, though to be fair, one of them is an elaborate double disc. We're not quite sure what the final disc of 2013 is going to be, but it will be either an entry into our Buttons or Local Customs series. Of course all six will meet or exceed our standard for packaging, notes, research, and over all quality, plus you get the 15% discount and the bonus 45.For $120 you'll recieve:
NUM043 Eccentric Soul: The Dynamic Label CD
NUM040 Good God! Apocryphal Hymns CD
NUM047 Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label CD
NUM048 Title TBA CD
Hair, Hobbits, and Hard Rock. Let these 15 hard rock blasterpieces from the private '70s soundtrack to your next D&D or Magic the Gathering night. Dungeon map and 20 sided die included.
NUM050 Title TBA 2CD+Book
In the late 1970s, a peculiar sound was bubbling up from the land of 10,000 lakes. Not known for its abundance of soul nor a sizable African American population, Minneapolis still harbored a tight-knit community of musicians who, between 1976 and 1984, manipulated the dance music of their coastal contemporaries into a brightly lit, multicolored, energetic fusion, taking R&B's innate danceability and giving it a glam-rock sheen. The most shakeable moments have been compiled onto two discs, with a hardback book packed with photos and stories from this vibrant scene. Lesser royalty? Perhaps. But the blood here runs purple.
Finally, we're officially launching our 45 subscription. The Eccentric Soul 45 subscription guarantees two 45s every other month, delivered directly to your door. Content will be a mix of previously unissued material and straight-up rare-as-all-get-out 45s from the soul diaspora. All singles are housed in a glorious duotone sleeve and slide perfectly into the Numero 45 box for easy storage. We're even tossing in the subscriber-only bonus 45 from the CD and LP subscriptions. The first three singles are as follows:
ES-030 Signs Of The Time "Hurts So Bad" b/w "I Think Of You"
ES-031 Notations "That Girl" b/w "I'm For Real"
ES-032 James Dockery "My Faith In You Is All Gone" b/w "Giving You The Love You Need"
Let's recap:
2013 Vinyl Subscription (Part 1): $150
2013 CD Subscription: $120
2013 Eccentric Soul 45 Subscription: $75
International subscriptions will ship in blocks of two to keep prices low.
Your patronage, as always, is appreciated. We couldn't do this without you.
Until 2013,
The Numero Group

dow, Tuesday, 27 November 2012 19:10 (four years ago) Permalink

NUM048 and NUM050 need to be mine!

you only write about... pleassssure (Jon Lewis), Wednesday, 28 November 2012 16:57 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

New Captured Tracks sublabel Body Double just reissued the Blissed Out Fatalists album, which I had never heard of but is kind of amazing. Like really early Jesus & Mary Chain with a little bit more noise and some surprising worship of the Fall on side 2. Really good.

flared bass (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 29 December 2012 05:14 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I forgot to post my reissues list!

1. Sleep – Dopesmoker (Southern Lord, 1995)
2. Can – The Lost Tapes (Mute, 1968-77)
3. Tim Maia – World Psychedelic Classics 4 – Nobody Can Live Forever – The Existential Soul Of Tim Maia (Luaka Bop, 1971-78)
4. Various – Diablos Del Ritmo: The Colombian Melting Pot 1960 – 1985 (Analog Africa)
5. Aztec Camera – High Land, Hard Rain (Edsel, 1983)
6. The Blue Nile – A Walk Across The Rooftops (EMI, 1984)
7. Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks (Universal, 1977)
8. Laurie Spiegel – The Expanding Universe (Unseen Worlds, 1980)
9. Bill Withers – The Complete Sussex and Columbia Albums (Sony/Legacy)
10. Manilla Road – Crystal Logic (Shadow Kingdom, 1983)
11. The House Of Love [3CD] (Cherry Red, 1988)
12. The Monochrome Set – Love Zombies (Water, 1980)
13. Simple Minds – X5 [6CD] (Virgin Catalogue, 1979-1982)
14. The English Beat – I Just Can’t Stop It [3CD] (Edsel, 1980)
15. Candy McKenzie – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry Presents Candy McKenzie (Trojan, 1977)
16. The Blue Nile – Hats (EMI, 1989)
17. The Ruts D.C. – Animal Now (Virgin/Westworld, 1981)
18. Bleeding Hearts – What Happened? (Aztec, 1977)
19. Lee Scratch Perry – Disco Devil: The Jamaican Discomixes (Trojan, 1977-79)
20. Blissed Out Fatalists – Blissed Out Fatalists (Body Double Ltd., 1987)
21. Bessie Smith – The Complete Columbia Recordings (Columbia/Sony Legacy, 1923-32)
22. Pagan Altar – Judgement Of The Dead (Cruz Del Sur, 1982)
23. Thin Lizzy – Night Life (Universal, 1974)
24. Codeine – When I See The Sun Box Set (Numero, 1990-93)
25. feedtime – The Aberrant Years (Sub Pop, 1982-89)
26. The Cleaners From Venus – Volume One CD Box Set (Captured Tracks)
27. The Jam – The Gift (Polydor, 1982)
28. Thin Lizzy – Fighting (Universal, 1975)
29. Duke Ellington – The Complete Columbia Studio Albums Collection 1951-1958 (Columbia/Sony Legacy)
30. My Bloody Valentine – EPs 1988-1991 (Sony)
31. The English Beat – Wha’ppen (Edsel, 1981)
32. The English Beat – Special Beat Service (Edsel, 1982)
33. Barrington Levy – Sweet Reggae Music 1979-84 (17 North Parade)
34. Etta James – Queen Of Soul (Kent, 1964)
35. Atomic Forest – Obsession ’77 (Now Again, 1981)
36. Francis Bebey – African Electronic Music 1975-1982 (Born Bad)
37. Kiki Gyan – 24 Hours In A Disco (Soundway)
38. Avengers – The Original Pink Album (Water, 1979)
39. Lives Of Angels – Elevator to Eden (Dark Entries, 1983)
40. Bedemon – Symphony Of Shadows (Svart)
41. The Trypes – Music For Neighbors (Acute, 1986)
42. Dio – Holy Diver (Universal, 1983)
43. Shin Joong Hyun & Yup Juns (Lion, 1974)
44. Blue Cheer – Vincebus Eruptum (Mono) (Sundazed, 1968)
45. Manilla Road – Open The Gates (Shadow Kingdom, 1985)
46. Manilla Road – The Deluge (Shadow Kingdom, 1986)
47. Various – Fac. Dance 02 (Factory/Strut)
48. Betty Wright – Explosion! (Action/Soul Brother, 1976)
49. Captain Beefheart – Bat Chain Puller (Barfkoswill, 1976)
50. The Monochrome Set – Strange Boutique (Water, 1980)
51. Leslie Winer – Leslie Winer &c. (Wormhole)
52. Marcia Griffiths – Marcia & Friends (VP)
53. Tronics – Love Backed by Force (What’s Your Rupture?, 1981)
54. Michael Chapman – Rainmaker (Light in the Attic, 1969)
55. Lee Hazelwood – The LHI Years: Singles Nudes & Backsides 1968-71 (Light in the Attic)
56. Lee Hazelwood – A House Safe for Tigers (Light in the Attic, 1975)
57. Franco Falsini – Cold Nose (Spectrum Spools)
58. Sensations’ Fix – Music Is Painting in the Air 1974-1977 (RVNG Intl)
59. Rodriguez – Searching for Sugarman OST (Light in the Attic)
60. Bert Jansch – Heartbreak (Omnivore, 1982)
61. Dio – The Last In Line (Universal, 1984)
62. Spiritual Beggars – Mantra III (The End, 1998)
63. Various – Rolling With The Punches: The Allen Toussaint Songbook (Ace)
64. Sugar – Copper Blue (Edsel, 1992)
65. My Bloody Valentine – Loveless (Sony, 1991)
66. My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything (Sony, 1988)

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 7 February 2013 18:06 (four years ago) Permalink

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