The Beggars Arkive imprint will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Bauhaus this fall with limited-edition, colored-vinyl reissues of the pioneering goth-rock band’s first four studio albums, as well as its 1982 live set Press Eject and Give Me the Tape and the Crackle best-of. Full details and images right here.
As part of the commemoration of the band’s 40th anniversary, Bauhaus is releasing a five-song EP recorded at the band’s first studio session on Jan. 26, 1979 — a collection that includes “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” and three previously on released recordings. Full details right here.
This Mortal Coil’s ‘It’ll End in Tears,’ ‘Filigree & Shadow’ and ‘Blood’ to be reissued on CD, vinyl
The three albums released by 4AD Records collective This Mortal Coil — led by label founder Ivo Watts-Russell, and featuring contributions from members of the Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, Throwing Muses, Pixies and more — will be reissued next month in deluxe CD and LP editions. Full details right here.
Yazoo – the hugely influential synthpop duo of Alison Moyet and Vince Clarke that was christened Yaz in the U.S. – will release a 4LP vinyl box set this fall called Four Pieces that collects the group’s two albums plus a set of remixes and their two BBC radio sessions. See the full tracklist right here.
Depeche Mode this summer will inaugurate a new series of box sets collecting audiophile-quality vinyl 12-inches of the singles released off of each of the group’s records, beginning with multi-disc sets for 1981 debut Speak & Spell and its 1982 follow-up, A Broken Frame. See the full tracklists right here.
Public Image Ltd. will release a 14-track live album that was recorded in 1986 — and previously only available on CD as part of the super deluxe reissue of Album — as a double-LP vinyl edition with a bonus “Concert” poster next month for Record Store Day. Full details and tracklist here.
Legendary post-punk act Wire kicks off a new reissue series on Record Store Day in the U.K. with the release of Nine Sevens, a box set collecting nine 7-inches spanning 1977 to 1980 — seven singles, plus one that was never released, and a bonus EP that came with early pressings of 154. Full details here.
Elvis Costello will release a 7-inch single on Record Store Day featuring a cover of Squeeze’s “Someone Else’s Heart” — off 1981’s East Side Story, which he co-produced — that was recorded in 2011 with members and associates of hip-hop collective The Roots. Full details right here.
The debut album by Scottish indie-pop favorites The Vaselines — the 10-song Dum-Dum, originally released in 1989 shortly before the band split for the first time — will be reissued on clear heavyweight 180-gram vinyl next month for Record Store Day in the U.K. Full details right here.
[tweetmeme]The five-song On the Road: Live 92 EP from Mick Jones’ post-Clash outfit Big Audio Dynamite II — released on CD in the U.S. and Japan back in 1992, and more recently via digital platforms — will receive its first-ever vinyl release next month for Record Store Day. Full tracklist and details here.
Mike Peters will tease the upcoming album by The Alarm with a special 8-song EP to be released for Record Store Day that will include three songs off the new record that’s expected this summer as well as a collaboration with Billy Duffy of The Cult on the song “Blood Red Viral Black.” Full details here.
With the full list of Record Store Day releases now out in the wild, the nature of The Cure’s Mixed Up sequel Torn Down that we first reported over the weekend is now clear: The 2LP picture disc will include 16 brand-new remixes of Cure songs prepared by Robert Smith himself. Full details, including tracklist, right here.
The full list of this year’s Record Store Day releases is expected to be revealed on Tuesday, but sharp-eyed fans of The Cure have spotted evidence that this year’s titles will include a vinyl reissue of 1990 remix album Mixed Up and something called Torn Down: Mixed Up Extras 2018. See the tracklist from Amazon France.
4AD this March continues its Cocteau Twins reissue series with new repressings of the dream-pop masters’ second and third albums — 1983’s Head Over Heels and 1984’s Treasure — on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl and in “digital HD audio” versions for the download enthusiasts out there.