The American arm of Beggars Banquet is launching a new line of stripped-down, budget-priced vinyl reissues from artists such as The Fall and The Cult, in addition to releasing some older best-of sets from the likes of the Pixies and Love and Rockets on 12-inch for the first time.
The expanded 2CD/1DVD reissue of Heaven 17’s synthpop classic ‘Penthouse and Pavement’ will pair the remastered 1981 album with 20 previously unreleased ‘demos, instrumentals and experimentation’ from that era, plus a DVD featuring the hour-long documentary ‘The Story of Penthouse and Pavement.’
Andy Partridge this week unveiled the restored cover art — featuring close-up photos of men’s and women’s flower-adorned pubic hair — planned for the forthcoming double-vinyl reissue of XTC’s 1986 album ‘Skylarking.’
As we reported last week, The Church is embarking on a major reissue campaign to mark its 30th anniversary, and today Second Motion Records announced the first phase: a new 2CD singles anthology called ‘Deep in the Shallows,’ plus expanded reissues of the Australian rockers’ first four albums.
Details are scarce, but Sony Japan next month apparently is releasing a special expanded 30th anniversary edition of The Clash’s sprawling 1980 dub-infused triple LP ‘Sandinista!,’ packaged with a brand-new bonus DVD ‘featuring interviews, live performances and more.’
To mark its 30th anniversary, Australian rock act The Church this fall will embark on a major reissue campaign, releasing digitally remastered editions of its first eight studio albums — 1981’s ‘Of Skins and Heart’ through 1994’s ‘Sometime Anywhere’ — along with four early EPs and a new 2CD singles compilation.
It’s long been expected that the next installment in U2’s ongoing reissue campaign would be the band’s landmark 1991 album ‘Achtung Baby,’ and today we received some confirmation — via indie rocker/producer John Vanderslice, of all people — that such a release is in the works.
The fifth album from The Jam — 1980’s ‘Sound Affects,’ home to U.K. No. 1 single ‘Start!’ and the classic ‘That’s Entertainment’ — is set to be reissued this fall as a 30th anniversary double-disc Deluxe Edition featuring eight previously unreleased tracks.
This afternoon, the Andy Partridge-run Ape House Records offered an update on the forthcoming double-vinyl reissue of XTC’s 1986 album ‘Skylarking,’ declaring the new corrected edition of the album ‘is about 30 percent better sounding than any previously heard.’
The first two solo albums by former Ultravox frontman Midge Ure — 1985’s ‘The Gift’ and 1988’s ‘Answers to Nothing’ — are set to be reissued next month in expanded 2CD editions, each featuring digitally remastered versions of the original albums and a full contingent of B-sides, mixes and live tracks, some of which are previously unreleased.
Former Flesh for Lulu frontman Nick Marsh next week will reissue his self-released 2006 solo debut — the 11-track ‘A Universe Between Us’ — in the U.K., and is relaunching the album with a pair of just-released music videos and a special concert Sunday night in London.
The first two albums by Robyn Hitchcock’s late-’70s/early-’80s neo-psychedelic band The Soft Boys — 1979’s ‘A Can of Bees’ and 1980’s classic ‘Underwater Moonlight’ — will be reissued in stripped-down CD and audiophile vinyl editions that come with new download-only bonus tracks.
Sony Music this week will release the latest in a very long line of Stone Roses compilations: the 16-track ‘Collection,’ which features an odd mix of Silvertone-era non-album singles, B-sides and ‘The Stone Roses’ album cuts — all of which have been previously released.