New Releases — January 13, 2014 at 12:01 am

New releases: Midnight Oil, Iggy Pop, Hüsker Dü’s Grant Hart, Lone Justice

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Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs.

 

Midnight OilMidnight Oil

RELEASE: Diesel and Dust, Blue Sky Mining
BACKSTORY: Two seminal albums from the Aussie rockers are reissued this week in CD “deluxe vinyl replica” editions, remastered in 96kHz/24-bit high-definition with “the least amount of compression possible.”
BUY: Amazon.com

 

Iggy PopIggy Pop

RELEASE: New Values, Soldier, Party
BACKSTORY: Three albums originally released between 1979 and 1981 are reissued this week in CD “deluxe vinyl replica” editions, remastered in 96kHz/24-bit high-definition with “the least amount of compression possible.”
BUY: Amazon.com

 

Grant HartGrant Hart

RELEASE: Good News For Modern Man
BACKSTORY: The former Hüsker Dü members second solo album, originally released in 1999, is released on vinyl for the first time this week. The record features the songs “Think It Over Now,” “Teeny’s Hair” and “In a Cold House.”
BUY: Amazon.com

 

Lone JusticeLone Justice

RELEASE: This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983
BACKSTORY: This 12-track set captures the Maria McKee-fronted band recorded live in the studio in 1983 by engineer David Vaught. It’s available on CD and vinyl, with the first pressing of the record available on translucent red vinyl.
BUY: Amazon.com

 

 

 

8 Comments

  1. Chris O'Brien

    2 of my favorite albums – Diesel and Dust and NeEw Values.

  2. Lone Justice!!! This is the original line up: Maria McKee, Ryan Hedgecock, Marvin Etzioni, and Don Heffington. Interesting and on my list!

    • For sure. Lone Justice were kind of ahead of their time, I think, with what would eventually be marketed as the “alt-country” niche. I wonder how they would have fared if they’d come along after Uncle Tupelo, Neko Case and so forth.

  3. Interesting idea regarding the Midnight Oil reissues. I wonder if this will be remastering done properly.

    Agree about Lone Justice. That first album is an overlooked milestone. Maria McKee sure did (and still does) have a set of pipes!

  4. Culture Factory “remasters”? No thanks. I fell for their Robert Palmer, Mink DeVille, Motels reissues and they sound like ass.

  5. Listening to the new Lone Justice collection on that streaming service that starts with Spot… Sounds GREAT!

  6. By ‘least amount of compression possible’ I hope they’re talking about dynamic compression. I love the sound of my US Columbia pressing of ‘Diesel and Dust’ but this reissue sounds tempting…if they got the mastering right. I’ll be all over that Lone Justice vinyl, especially the red pressing!

  7. I was in college in 1985 when the Lone Justice debut was released. I got it shortly after it came out and all my friends couldn’t figure out what to make of it, but I loved it.

    Big Oils fan here too. Maybe one day we’ll get a reissue of “10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1” as well.

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